Boy’s death shocks school

August 30, 2002 He loved to laugh and smile and cared about those around him, so it was a shock when Batesville Junior High School lost one of its most cheerful students this week.

Girl Scouts to tour ‘Czar’ exhibit in Memphis

August 30, 2002 JONESBORO - The Girl Scouts of Crowley's Ridge Council will sponsor a "Just us girls" trip to the "Czars: 400 Years of Imperial Grandeur" exhibit at the Pyramid in Memphis Sept. 14.

Rabid cat bites hand that feeds it

August 30, 2002 HORSESHOE BEND - A man who extended his hand in friendship to a stray cat was bitten by it Saturday, and the feline turned out to have rabies.

Parents taking steps to keep track of children

August 30, 2002 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Given the recent spate of high-profile child abductions, Eric Wasman now double-bolts his front doors and shuts his windows even on hot nights.

Students excel on state tests

August 30, 2002 LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas high school students showed significant progress over a year's period in state Benchmark tests in literacy, algebra and geometry, according to results obtained by the Associa

Volunteers needed for CASA program

August 30, 2002 The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of the Third Judicial District is recruiting volunteers for Sharp and Jackson counties.