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Sense and Nonsense: Eleanor had it right all along about housework

May 20, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck, senior editor

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with having this to say about housework: "Personally, I never devote more than 15 minutes a day to it."
I consider the statement a mark of her intelligence and am surprised that she actually would have spent even that much time on such menial activity.
Few people choose housework as a form of recreation. One notable exception would have been my late mother who in her prime could get absolutely exhilarated anything that0 needed the spit-and-polish treatment.

2nd arrest made in shooting case: suspect taken in after leaving hospital

May 20, 2013

The man who last month allegedly shot himself on a stranger's front lawn on Millbrook Cove in Benton was arrested Friday, following his release from a local hospital.
Timothy Gauldin, 29, of Benton has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and filing a false police report.
A friend of Gauldin, 35-year-old Jason Gaunt of Benton, allegedly gave him the gun, according to police. He was arrested the day after the shooting and charged with furnishing a felon with a weapon.

Hearing set for today for Ark. treasurer

May 20, 2013

According to the Arkansas Department of Justice, no exact time has been set for the hearing in the extortion case of Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, but it should begin in the next 30 minutes or so. It will be in the court of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. David Young.

Here is the story from the Associated Press:

Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An affidavit filed in federal court alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner repeatedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.

 

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