Golf Briefs

October 13, 2008 SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Zach Johnson won the Texas Open for his fourth PGA Tour title, shooting a final-round 64 for a 2-stroke victory over Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson and Tim Wilkinson.

Video gives police identity of alleged forger

October 13, 2008 A man with a last known address of Russellville has been charged with forging 14 checks on the account of another man, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff's Lt.

Cornell cuts back woodpecker search

October 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Cornell University will not be sending any full-time researchers this year into the east Arkansas woods to look for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.

News of other days

October 13, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 24, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Artist donates painting to youth ranch

October 13, 2008 Artist Judy Gagner of Pleasant Plains donated an original acrylic painting to the girls who live in the Gratton Hall Cottage of the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches in Batesville.

ATV crash kills 2 men

October 13, 2008 MARMADUKE (AP) - Arkansas State Police say two men are dead after the all-terrain vehicle they were riding in overturned in a ditch Saturday night just outside of Marmaduke.

Vendor arrested for fake brands

October 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Little Rock police say vice detectives have arrested a vendor at the Arkansas State Fair on suspicion of selling fake name-brand purses and other goods.

Biodiesel not the answer, says Arkansas Tech prof

October 13, 2008 RUSSELLVILLE (AP) - Dr. Robert Allen's laboratory looks like something out of a bad sci-fi film: cluttered work desks, funnels and tubes, beakers filled with various substances.