August 1, 2008 Batson recognized I just want to comment that it was very interesting to read "Newark Native Wins Miss Arkansas" (July 21) about Ashlen Batson.

Good writing not guaranteed

August 1, 2008 "Is Google making us stoopid?" Two magazines - Atlantic and World - ask that question in their current issues.

Bob, bobbin’ along

July 31, 2008 The Mayan calendar ends in 2012. To be precise, it ends with the winter solstice which is Dec. 21 of that year, at midnight.

Shaping up fat kids

July 30, 2008 Ah, summer. We all know what that means: our kids are getting even fatter.

Quest for perfection

July 29, 2008 If you're a big wig at work - you know, like a University President, or a crew chief at Taco Bell, or the chairperson of the Save the Calico Cat Foundation - you might assume it's your job to

Lottery hurdles

July 28, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Persuading voters this fall to approve a lottery to fund scholarships won't be the hardest part of Bill Halter's job.

Janet Jackson ‘flap’

July 25, 2008 The "flap over the flap" has proven to be a flub, at least in the opinion of a federal appeals court reviewing the FCC's $550,000 fine of CBS as a result of Janet Jackson's famed "wardrobe m