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August 23, 2017
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Eclipse viewing 4

Bill Howard, foreground, one of several residents attending the South Arkansas Community College eclipse viewing on Monday, with his back to sun, views the eclipse shadowed on the sidewalk, times the number of circles on this pegboard, while Charley Hankins views the sky with eclipse-safe glasses.

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Baseball star ‘Arky’ Vaughan

Stories of scandals involving athletes have filled newspapers for decades. Colorful personalities off the field are almost routine for the top names in different sports. But there are some players who simply come to play the game, give it everything they have and quietly return to their lives.

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Turn moral compass to kindness

The past week was an emotional drain on our country. Like many July 12, I was engaged in tasks that kept me busy outside and connected to iTunes instead of Twitter. I was catching up on what already had happened in Charlottesville when the state police helicopter crashed. Someone tweeted, “This day could still get worse.” And it did. Three people died: a young protester and the two officers in the helicopter who were flying in to assist.

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Letters to the editor 8-18-17

Sports Hall of Fame EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter, which originally ran in Thursday’s edition, is being republished due to editing errors in the original publication.

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The fall of another Arkansas legend

Former University of Arkansas coach/athletic director Frank Broyles died this week, as everyone in the state probably knew within minutes if they were online or watching TV.

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Trump should drain the EPA swamp

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so." And all that vast "unknowledge" births monster government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Living to 125 too much of a good thing?

"A 125-year life expectancy for human beings? I have zero desire to stick around that long." "Ah, yes, you speak of a debate among scientists over human longevity. I read about it at Business Insider. Some scientists argue that the maximum age humans may live is 115 years, whereas others argue that 125 years is possible."

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