• Busch avoids last-lap slip, collects sweet win in N.Y.

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch’s victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets. Bumped aside a year ago by Brad Keselowski on the final lap as they sped …

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  • First Hot Springs expedition

    A few months after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis on their historic journey into the northern regions of the Louisiana Purchase, a lesser known adventure started up the Ouachita River into Arkansas. President Jefferson wanted to know what the nation’s $15 …

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  • Save the little pink bathrooms (for you and me)

    I’ve always said if I ever found a house for sale with black-and-white tile floors in the kitchen, I’d know it was the house for me. I suppose I should start prefacing that with “if the house is in good shape without a lot of …

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  • Cool, calm Dufner slips by Furyk for PGA title

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Dufner walked off the 18th green, after casually pumping his fists in what passed for a raucous celebration, and a familiar face awaited for him. The last time they met in this situation, it was Keegan Bradley accepting the Wanamaker …

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  • Cards avoid Cub sweep

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a 4-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-4 and avoiding a sweep. Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig provided three hits apiece and drove …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Banks turned himself into police on Sunday night, the fourth and final former Vanderbilt player arrested after being indicted on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery involving an unconscious student at a …

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  • Singer Eydie Gorme dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with “Blame it on the …

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  • Geneva Wood

    FLORAL — Geneva Wood, 86, of Floral died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Banner, she was the daughter of John and Mattie Coveston Harper. She graduated from Floral High School and earned a bachelor of arts from Arkansas …

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  • Anna Stroup

    HORSESHOE BEND — Anna Marie Stroup, 91, of Horseshoe Bend, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1921, at Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Dubois Houde. She was retired from International Shoe …

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  • Beatrice Cox

    Beatrice M. Childers Cox, 82, of Batesville, formerly of Wynne, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1931, at Fort Riley, Kan., she was the daughter of Roy and Margaret Wood Childers. She was a long-time member of Wynne Church …

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  • Loyd Boothe

    KINGSTON — Loyd Eugene Boothe, 88, formerly of Hardy, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Kingston. Born April 13, 1925, in Ash Flat, he was the son of John and Nettie Thomas Boothe. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired …

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  • James Blankenship

    MELBOURNE — James Newt Blankenship, 85, of Melbourne died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Melbourne. Graveside services will follow in Melbourne Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. ——— …

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