• I want to hear Daddy’s song

    Last Saturday was my family reunion on my dad’s side. It was the first one we’ve had in many years and it was way past due. Lately it seems we have only seen one another at a hospital or at a funeral and I was …

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  • America’s pyramids are many but are being lost

    Thirty-five years ago, authors of a book about the world’s remaining mysteries estimated that Mexico alone contains about 100,000 stone pyramids which had not be discovered. Many of these resemble hills overgrown with jungle vegetation. In the truest sense of the word, most of these …

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  • Eugenics tweak

    Recently I read a news story about North Carolina lawmakers trying to figure out a way to compensate people who were involuntarily sterilized in the state from 1929 to 1974. It includes about 7,600 people. Apparently, North Carolina is one of 31 states that had …

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  • End of racing streak starts more questions for Labonte

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Labonte has spent his weekends at the race track for 22 consecutive years, a stretch so long he doesn’t even know what normal people do with their free time. He had to figure it out the hard way last …

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  • 31 Sprint Cup cars fail inspection at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Thirty-one cars, including 16 in the Sprint Cup Series, failed inspection before Thursday’s practices at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR confiscated the teams’ roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high speeds, …

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  • Mujica hits sour note in Cards’ loss to Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Edward Mujica’s season-opening save streak ended in dramatic fashion with one powerful swing by Josh Hamilton. Hamilton greeted the St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander with a tying 2-run homer in the ninth inning and Erick Aybar delivered an RBI single against Mujica …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball New Orleans, Portland and Sacramento agreed to a three-team trade sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, people familiar with the deal said. The people, who spoke to The …

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  • Henry Riley

    NEWARK — Henry Lee Riley, 76, of Newark died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Oct. 5, 1936, in Tuckerman, he was the son of Walter and Ada Cooper Riley. He was the retired owner/operator of Riley’s Pawn Shop and Pool Hall …

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  • John Croslin

    CAVE CITY — John Darin Croslin, 45, of Cave City died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1968, at Batesville, he was the son of Roger and Floyce Watts. He was a self-employed tree trimmer and enjoyed racing, music, camping …

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  • Billy H. “Bill” Robertson – Paid Obituary

    Mayor Billy H. “Bill” Robertson of Minden, Louisiana, went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2013, in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born on May 5, 1938, to Homer and Marie Robertson in Independence County, Arkansas. He worked at Heuer’s Family Shoes …

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  • Lisicki, Bartoli to play for Wimbledon crown

    LONDON (AP) — Spurred on by Steffi Graf and inspired by an array of other sporting greats, Sabine Lisicki pulled herself out of a big hole and climbed right into the Wimbledon final. The 23rd-seeded German, a Wimbledon semifinalist two years ago, overcame a 3-0 …

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  • Bryan twins strike blow for U.S. tennis

    LONDON (AP) — All this talk about no Americans left at Wimbledon strikes Mike and Bob Bryan as sort of odd. After their semifinal victory — on the Fourth of July, no less — these 35-year-old identical twins from California are one win away from …

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