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Archive - Jul 22, 2013

Sense and Nonsense: Don't know what to say? Take a tip from a movie

July 22, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

Did you ever stop to analyze an expression and wonder where it came from?
An example is: "Round up the usual suspects."
How many times have you heard that line? Police people often use it jokingly, but I wonder how many people — even the police — know where it started.
Like many expressions that have found their way into common conversation, this one originated in a movie — one of my favorites, in fact — "Casablanca." Claude Rains as Capt. Louis Renault says it in one of the memorable scenes from the 1942 film classic that I never tire of watching.

Celebrate the dog days for what they are

July 22, 2013

By Steve Boggs

If you’re like me, your internal clock is set to the school year, not the regular calendar. The year begins in August, when school starts, and ends in July. While the Dog Days of Summer officially began July 3 and do not end until Aug. 11 (according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac), the last two weeks of July are really the heart of the Dog Days.

Presentation on Gov. Jeff Davis set for today

July 22, 2013

Brian Irby of the Arkansas History Commission will present today at 6:30 p.m. in the Herzfeld Library in Benton an interesting program about Arkansas Governor Jeff Davis and the problems that public drinking caused in early 20th century Arkansas. The meeting is open to the public. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

 

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