• Miller will make Hall of Fame, have last laugh

    Somehow, some way, Marvin Miller is going to have the last laugh. One tribute to the pioneering labor leader at the time of his death little more than a year ago noted that Miller was still listed in the phone book at the time. What …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito will remain on the NFL’s suspended list for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity …

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  • Finding Santa’s loot

    Maybe it’s because I’m the oldest child, and my parents had plenty of time to read to me as a baby and toddler. Maybe it was just a personality trait I was born with or inherited. Maybe it was something else, but I’ve always had …

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  • Son’s first Christmas

    My son Gideon turned 9 months old on Dec. 6. We didn’t get to dwell on that milestone because he’s already in high gear for his first Christmas. I know it’s a cliche, but having a child around the house (after 13 years of a …

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  • Do you hear what I hear?

    It was 73 and sunny, two weeks before Thanksgiving, and I was stuck in traffic on the 405. Over the car radio a DJ on KOST-FM was extolling the “holiday spirit.” Then he played “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry — a song …

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  • Sam Boyce Sr.

    Sam Harvey Boyce Sr., 81, of Newport died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Tuckerman, where he attended Tuckerman High School. His professional life was focused on the practice of law and politics. He enjoyed literature, religion and history and …

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  • John Barnes

    NEWARK — John Robert Barnes, 79, of Newark died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Little Rock. Born Aug. 6, 1934, in Magness, he was the son of James Otto and Dovie Abigail Flippo Barnes. He was the owner and operator of Mid State Termite and …

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  • John Barnes

    NEWARK — John Robert Barnes, 79, of Newark died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Little Rock. Born Aug. 6, 1934, in Magness, he was the son of James Otto and Dovie Abigail Flippo Barnes. He was the owner and operator of Mid State Termite and …

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  • John Covert

    PINEVILLE — John G. Covert, 86, of Pineville died Dec. 2, 2013, in Calico Rock. Born Aug. 14, 1927, in King George County, Va., he was the son of James Thomas Covert and Leola Myrtle Sullivan Covert. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann …

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  • Michael Graham

    Michael Gene Graham, 49, of Batesville died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Batesville. Born June 16, 1964, in Barberton, Ohio, he was the son of Neal Ray Ferrell and Alice “Tena” Wright Graham Ferrell. He worked as an operator at FutureFuel. He enjoyed cars, body …

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  • Ben Harris

    CAVE CITY — Ben J. Harris, 90, of Cave City died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at his home. Born July 2, 1923, at Cliquot, Mo., he was the son of Ben Lemiel and Margaret Catherine Rust Harris. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of …

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  • Red Helm

    MELBOURNE — J.W. “Red” Helm, 80, of Melbourne died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Batesville. Born June 27, 1933, in Melbourne, he was son of James Ezra Helm and Bessie M. Cockrell Helm. He was united in marriage to Betty Jo Clark on July 3, …

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