News of other days

August 14, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 25, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Top dishonors in writing awarded

August 14, 2008 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A grotesque comparison of a steamy love affair to a New York City street has won a Washington man this year's grand prize in an annual contest of bad writing.

Guns, jewelry, boat, 4-wheeler stolen

August 14, 2008 A suspect has been named in the theft of several guns and a boat from a Newark residence, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Beebe: State ‘has lost great son’

August 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill Gwatney, who acquired wealth as a successful businessman but made his mark in public service, died Wednesday in an unexplained shooting. He was 48.

Family & Friends Briefs

August 14, 2008 Local church to host concert Audible Lights from Branson, Mo., will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God in Batesville, according to a news release.