Strange reptiles abound

October 11, 2007 A New Zealand lizard — or, at least, a lizard-like animal equally related to lizards and snakes — called tuatara is unique among living animals.

Deal with the devil

October 10, 2007 Deal with the devil. That’s what prosecutors claim one boy did in order to survive his four years of captivity by a former pizzeria manager in Missouri.


October 10, 2007 Dear editor: To all the thoughtful and kind people who were so generous with their time, love and help on Thursday night, Sept. 27, when Fred Gray died in Batesville:

My dad, Darth Vader

October 9, 2007 Sometimes I wonder if I am too attached to my cell phone. I mean, I went for most of my life without one — what, 21, 22 years or so?

Boycotting the sponge

October 8, 2007 I don’t think I’m going to allow SpongeBob in my house anymore.

Melting out the dross

October 4, 2007 My first memory of the word “dross” came from reading about the smelting of silver. But how many young people today know what “dross” means?

Meth is a challenge

October 2, 2007 If I live to be a hundred, I guess I will never truly understand the hold methamphetamine can have over a person.