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The Saline
Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Lynda Hollenbeck
Benton youth hospitalized with illness
A 12-year-old Benton girl who has been diagnosed with parasitic meningitis is fighting for her life at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Kali Hardig, daughter of Traci and Joseph Hardig, has been a patient at the Little Rock medical facility since last Friday. Traci Hardig encouraged people to pray for her daughter, who has been in a medically induced coma for several days. The family has been given a definite diagnosis for Kali, she said. Traci Hardig noted that her daughter’s symptoms started with a headache. “She was complaining with a real severe headache, then her temperature went to 103 and then she started throwing up,” her mother said. Hardig said she took Kali to the emergency room at Children’s, where she was immediately admitted on suspicion of meningitis. “They told me that I did really well taking her in that early,” she said. Kali became ill shortly after a swimming outing at a lake, her mother said. She did not identify the body of water. The Centers for Disease Control reports that with this form of meningitis a parasite enters the body through the nose, mainly occurring when a person is swimming in warm freshwater. “The Health Department is investigating to try to determine the source of the disease,” Traci Hardig said. “They’re checking all the places she’s been, but haven’t determined anything yet. “It’s going to take a long period of time to get over
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Local business owners on Wednesday attended a seminar on what the insurance industry says health care reform will mean for them. The Benton and Bryant chambers of commerce joined forces for the presentation from Blue Cross Blue Shield senior vice president and chief strategy officer Cal Kellogg. The location was Saline Memorial Hospital. Kellogg described health care reform as a “train coming at us,” but conceded there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” Kellogg said whether it was a good piece of legislation or a bad piece of legislation depends on “where you are in the system.” Kellogg explained to the crowd that Medicaid, Medicare and ARKids 1st will stay the same initially. “Anyone who is over 65 doesn’t have to worry about exchanges of anything,” he said. The exchanges to which he referred are the health insurance marketplaces that are Quilters from the Benton Senior Activity Center pose with a quilt that can be won in a raffle at Benton’s OldFashioned Day on Oct. 12. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the center. From left are Nina Coppock, Daska Fulcher, Nina Coppock and Mae Clark.
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Mayflower oil spill debris at landfill reaches 22M pounds
By Brent Davis
Chief financial officer among recent Bryant district resignations
By Jennifer Joyner
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Since the March 29 rupture of the ExxonMobile Pegasus pipeline at Mayflower, nonhazardous debris from the spill has been delivered to the Saline County landfill. As cleanup efforts have continued, Rineco in Haskell recently began receiving hazardous debris from the leak that initially sent thousands of gallons of oil into neighborhoods and nearby Lake Conway. As of June 22, a total of 22,808,460 pounds of oily soil, wood chips and debris cleanup materials have been deposited in the
A roll-off bin of oil debris from the Mayflower spill is being deposited at the Saline County landfill while a second truck waits. Debris from the ExxonMobil spill has LANDFILL, page 5 reached the 22 million pound level.
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Richard Stipe, the chief financial officer, treasurer and construction manager of Bryant schools, resigned July 19, a month before the start of the 2013-14 school year. Stipe had been with the district for the past five years, according to Devin Sherrill, communications director for the Bryant School District. No reason for the resignation has been cited by the school district and Stipe could not be reached for comment. The district will post the position later this week, and Superintendent Randy Rutherford hopes to fill the opening by the beginning of school on Aug. 19. “We want to make the best choice for our schools and our community,” Rutherford said. “This position is key, as we continue to maintain high standards regarding our fiscal responsibilities and remain a financially stable district.” Major duties include administrating the annual budget and managing the business
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Arkansas lawmakers discuss future of death penalty
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel met with state legislators on Wednesday to discuss what he says is a broken death penalty system, but stopped short of advocating a way to change the fact that Arkansas hasn’t executed an inmate since 2005. “As I see it, our options are limited,” he said before a joint meeting of the House and Senate judiciary committees. “We can continue throwing money into a broken system and dedicating resources to litigation. We can modify the system. Or we can abolish the death penalty altogether.” McDaniel’s remarks to lawmakers echoed ones he made this month to a group of sheriffs. He pointed to legal challenges and a shortage of drugs used in lethal injections in explaining why the state hasn’t executed a condemned prisoner in eight years. He said he continues to support capital punishment. Nine of the state’s death row inmates are suing Arkansas over its new execution law, and the Department of Correction is scrambling to find a different drug to use in lethal injections after losing its account with a company that previously supplied it with chemicals. The state has no executions pending for now, even though McDaniel asked Gov. Mike Beebe to set dates for seven condemned prisoners. Arkansas has 37 death row inmates. Beebe, a Democrat like McDaniel, has said he doesn’t have any immediate plans to schedule executions. And on Wednesday, Beebe said he doubts an execution will take place while he’s governor. “There are a lot of obstacles,” Beebe told reporters. His decision to hold off on scheduling executions comes as the Department of Correction plans to rewrite its lethal injection procedure to include a different drug or drugs and as prisoners continue to challenge the state’s new execution law in court. That new law came about after the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s previous lethal injection law in 2012, saying legislators had ceded too much control over execution procedures to correction officials. This year, legislators enacted a new law that said the state must use a lethal dose of a barbiturate in lethal injections. However, the new law leaves it up to the Department of Correction to pick the drug — a move that critics say still gives too much control to the prisons. The Associated Press first reported in April that Arkansas planned to use an anti-seizure drug called phenobarbital in executions, even though that chemical has never been used in a lethal injection in the United States. Arkansas has since changed its mind because the state cannot get a hold of that drug anymore. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson said the agency hadn’t selected another drug to use as of Wednesday. With all the questions about the drugs, some lawmakers on Wednesday asked whether another method of execution such as electrocution might be an option, even though McDaniel has said he would be surprised if a majority of the people in the state would support death by gas chamber, firing squad or electric chair. “My biggest concern is that we have juries who are rendering verdicts that we are not fulfilling,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton. “And that strikes at the very core and the trustworthiness of our entire criminal justice system.”
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SATURDAY, JULY 27 THEOS, A SUPPORT GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS, will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at at Dixie Cafe. ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Last Saturday of the month, April through October, 3 - 7 pm. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. RALPH BUNCHE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION will be hosting a movie night on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ralph Bunche Community Center in Benton. The featured film will be “Remember the Titans”. Door prizes will also be given away that night. Admission is free to the general public. For more information call Karl Barnes at 501-626-4706. MONDAY, AUGUST 5 MONDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB - The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at Boswell Library to discuss its chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. Call 8472166 for more information. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 STOMP D.A.T.: Back to School Stomp with be held at Tyndall Park on Saturday, August 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be free live entertainment, a bouncy house, water, popcorn, tours of fire trucks and ambulances and approximately 20 booths with activities. For more information call 776-5970. USED BOOK SALE at Herzfeld Library in Benton Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. It will be a one-day sale instead of the normal two-day event, and special pricing will be in effect. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 HABITAT HOMEOWNERSHIP application meeting is set for Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Anyone interested in owing a home is encouraged to attend the meeting. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 31, at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Last Saturday of the month, April through October, 3 - 7 pm. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Last Saturday of the month, April through October, 3 - 7 pm. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. ONGOING EVENTS ART DISPLAY: During the months of June and July the Saline County Library will feature the works of Benton resident and art teacher Tane Steed at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The display is located in the meeting room and is open for viewing during regular library hours. HEAD START ENROLLMENT: CADC Head Start Centers in Saline County are accepting applications, through the end of May, for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the following locations: Benton Head Start Center, 321 Edison Avenue. Call 501-3156456. Harmony Grove Head Start Center, 115 School Road (Haskell). Call 501-776-1697. Paron Head Start Center, 16494
W. 12th Street. Call 501-5945668. and Shannon Hills Head Start Center, 11925 County Line Road. Call 501-455-4932. To be eligible to enroll in the Head Start program, a child must be three or four years old. The family must also meet income guidelines. Verification of family income, child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required to complete an application. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS): 5 p.m. Every Monday at the Benton Main Fire Department. Come join TOPS Chapter 57. the group meets every Monday. For more information contact Lisa Goodrich at 249 -3169. CADC PROVIDING FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES IN SALINE ARKANSAS: 7:30 am. Mondays and Tuesdays at CADC Senior Activity Center, 210 Jefferson in Benton. Local residents can receive valuable help at tax time from Central Arkansas Development Council, which is offering free tax preparation assistance in Saline County. Free electronic filing will be offered. For more information, please contact CADC at 501-778-1133. BENTON ALZHEIMER’s CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at First Baptist Church, 211 South Market in Benton. The meeting is open to everyone who has a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia.  The group offers a safe environment where discussions are kept confidential. For more information, please contact Sam Sellers at (501) 663-3900 or  BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973: is beginning planning for a 40th Class Reunion in the Fall of 2013. If you attended Bryant High School Class of 1973, we want to get your contact information to inform you of the upcoming planning meetings and the Reunion. Please call 501-920-8188 or e-mail STARTING POINT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 1 p.m. every Sunday at Christ Is The Answer Fellowship Church, Traskwood. This is a Christian based recovery program. Call Vince for details 722-3110 POOL TOURNAMENT: First and third Fridays of every month at 7:30 p.m., Saline County Moose Lodge, Highway. 67, Benton. Must be 21 to enter lodge, but membership in lodge not required to participate.
LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers aired more frustrations with Arkansas’ parole system on Wednesday after a parolee who was allowed to remain free despite multiple felony charges allegedly killed a man in May. “It appears the Department of Community Correction is almost set up for failure,” Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, said during a joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. “... I think it’s a very difficult job, no matter how much money we throw at it, no matter how hard we try.” Mary Parker, vice chair of the Board of Corrections, said the Department of Community Correction is
Lawmakers air frustrations with current parole system 

May 22 arrest of Darrell Dennis, who is accused of fatally shooting Forrest Abrams of Fayetteville on May 10 in Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has reported that Dennis had been arrested 14 times since being released on parole following an aggravated robbery conviction, and that he skipped parole revocation hearings that could have ended with his return to custody. Gov. Mike Beebe has called for a review of the state’s parole system, and the head of Arkansas’ Department of Community Correction abruptly retired this month amid criticism over the department’s handling of Dennis’ case. Online court records don’t list an attorney for COUPON Dennis, who is facing a capwith choice of 3 veggies (fried potatoes, ital murder charge, among other offenses. He’s due in Attention Members & Guests baked beans, pinto beans, cole slaw or corn on the cob) court plus hushpuppies, for only for plea and arraignment on Aug. 13. working to address problems with the parole system. “We feel strongly that DCC is making ... excellent progress toward rectifying these deficiencies in the system that have been identified to date,” Parker said. So far, the board has announced several changes in how it would handle cases involving convicts who are on parole. Parker said the board expects to see a report about an investigation into the parole system in early August. “We may make some adjustments again after that report comes to us,” she said. State parole officials have faced criticism since the
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Carolyn ‘Jean’ Burke
Carolyn “Jean” Burke, 58, passed away July 21, 2013. Jean was born on June 19, 1955, in Searcy. She was a seamstress and bookkeeper. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday School. Her three precious grandchildren were her greatest joy. Jean is survived by two sons, Walter Andrew Burke and wife Tammie Rather of North Little Rock and Brian Ray Burke and wife Jennifer of Waldron; a daughter, Christi Lynn Burke of Haskell; her parents, Olen and Helen West; three grandchildren, Madison, Abbie and Zach; Burke three sisters, B.J. Sorrels and husband Ken of Alvin,Texas, Nancy Lavender and husband Mike of Lake Village, and Sandra Graber and husband Alden of Benton, as well as many other family and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always. Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel. The family will hold a memorial service officiated by Brother Ken Key at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 26,. at Spring Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 19200 Interstate 30 frontage road, Benton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research. Online guestbook:, or call 501778-7100 for information.
Mark Vanderpool, CEO of First Security Bank in Benton, presents a check for $10,000 to Civitan Services to assist in the construction of the new Adult Services Building on Reynolds Road in Bryant.  Accepting the check are Civitan Services Board President Allen Middlebrooks and Civitan Services Executive Director Leah Henderson. Observing the presentation were several First Security Bank employees, Civitan Services staff and adult clients. 
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By George! Britain’s little prince gets a name
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Thelma Cash Baggett
Thelma Cash Baggett, 77, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Little Rock at Baptist Health Medical Center. Mrs. Baggett attended Glen Rose High School. She retired from the Arkansas Health Center and was a member of Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church.  Mrs. Baggett was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel and Frances Cash; her stepmother, Edith Cash; her husband, Sherrill Baggett; five brothers, Ellis, Edward, Bob, Morris and Clenton Cash; and two sisters, Hazel Hughes and Letty Burks. Baggett She is survived by her son, Anthony Dean Baggett (Jana) of Georgia; three daughters, Michelle Slate of Benton, Kennetha Moore (Randall) of Poyen and Arletta Kay Freeze (Mark) of Haskell; two brothers, Raymond Cash (Merrill) of Benton and Alton Cash (Julia) of Malvern; five sisters, Lorene Weise of Little Rock, Alma Raper of Benton, Shirley Evans (Bud) of Benton, Joan Bowers (Maynard) of Benton and Catherine Inman of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Brandy Cloud, Jason Cloud, Frank Harris Jr. and Clayton Baggett; one step-grandson, Neal Moore; four greatgrandchildren, Kenneth Smith, Patricia Johnson, Brittany Ashcraft and Lexie Cloud; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Fairplay Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kenneth Smith, Don Bowers, Robin Bowers, Kevin Evans, Barry Raper and Bryon Raper. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Ashby Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund. Online guest book:
Officials from Arkansas, Korea meet at Capitol
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LONDON — The little prince has a name: George Alexander Louis. The announcement Wednesday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, had selected a moniker steeped in British history came as royal officials suggested the new parents are seeking quiet time away from the flashbulbs and frenzy that accompanied the birth of their first child. While the news put to rest intense curiosity over what name the couple would choose, the timing and interest around it show how the 2-day-old future heir is already on his way to a lifetime of fanfare and public glare. Kensington Palace on Wednesday said William and Kate were “delighted to announce” their son’s name, adding that baby will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” The name George — borne by six previous kings — befits the boy now third in line to the British throne and was a favorite among British bookmakers. It was the name chosen for his reign by Queen Elizabeth II’s father, George VI, who rallied the nation during World War II. Alexander is a name shared by three medieval Scottish kings, and the name Louis could be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, uncle to the queen’s husband, Philip, and the last British Viceroy of India before that nation gained its independence in 1947. William’s father, Prince Charles, was close to Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979. The announcement of the name, just two days after the baby’s birth, was quick by royal standards. Elizabeth and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, took a month before settling on the name Charles for the Prince of Wales. Charles and his then-wife, Princess Diana, took a week before settling on William’s four names. While it is normally the
case that a king rules under his given name, precedent shows that the prince is not hidebound by George. The first name of George VI was actually Albert, but he picked his fourth name to use as sovereign in honor of his father, George V. Palace officials say William and Kate are spending “private and quiet time for them to get to know their son.” Some of their discussions may revolve around figuring out how to shield him from intense public and media interest. The young prince’s relationship with the media, at least, appeared to have gotten off to a good start — a good sign for a royal family that has had tense moments with the press. The baby slept through his first photo op Tuesday outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, while his parents beamed as they chatted easily with reporters. “I thought, is this an Oscar-winning performance?” said Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. “But I think they were so genuinely overjoyed that they wanted to show off the baby.” After leaving the hospital, the couple introduced their son to his uncle, Prince Harry, and to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who was keen to see the baby before she starts her annual summer vacation in Scotland later this week. Then they headed to see Kate’s parents in their village near London — pretty much like any regular family. There has been so much royal drama in the last few decades that it’s easy to forget that William had, by royal standards, a relatively normal childhood. His parents’ troubled marriage may have ended in divorce, but Prince Charles and Princess Diana were devoted parents who tried to spend as much time as possible with their children, albeit with an assist from nannies. The queen was sometimes away on official tours for months at a time when her children were young, but Charles and Diana took William
along on a tour to Australia when he was just 9 months old. The queen was educated at home, in keeping with royal tradition. But she sent her own children to boarding schools, and Charles and Diana did the same with William and his younger brother Harry — choosing Eton, one of the biggest and most prestigious boys’ schools in the country. “William’s childhood was normal by upper-middleclass standards — private schools, expensive holidays, McDonald’s in a smart part of town as opposed to a grotty part of town,” said royal historian Robert Lacey. “I think really one is going to see more of the same.” Lacey thinks Kate’s middle-class background will also help ensure her son gets a broader world view than some of his royal predecessors. The baby’s maternal grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton, are self-made millionaires who run a party-planning business from the village of Bucklebury, west of London. “From Buckingham Palace to Bucklebury — these are the two elements that will be in this child’s upbringing,” Lacey said. Lacey noted that on Kate’s side the baby prince had “a grandfather who started off dispatching aircraft from Heathrow Airport and a grandmother who started out as a flight attendant and grew up on a council estate, who came from coal-mining stock in Durham (in northern England). That is all funneling through.” William’s childhood normality was possible because the palace struck a deal with the media: privacy in exchange for a number of agreed photo opportunities at birthdays and during school holidays. Seward said Kate and William would try to arrange a similar deal for their son. “When they have got time to think, they will have to do some kind of deal with the press,” she said. “In return for some really beautiful photo-
graphs, they will be left alone.” The British press adhered to the agreement while William and Harry were children. But once they reached adulthood, all bets were off. Photos soon appeared of Prince Harry on drunken nights out, or wearing a Nazi outfit to a costume party. Tabloid reporters were also secretly hacking the mobile phone voicemails of royal aides to get scoops. The revelation of the scale of that illegal eavesdropping — on celebrities, politicians and crime victims as well as the royals — horrified the British public and chastened the rambunctious press, although that may be a temporary state of affairs. Palace officials still have some sway over newspaper editors. When they complained about photos of William and Kate walking on a beach near their home in Wales, British newspapers did not run them. The foreign press is much harder to control, as the palace learned when an Italian magazine ran topless pictures of Kate taken during a holiday in France. Still, Lacey points out, the media scrutiny can cut both ways. This baby will be the first future monarch to grow up in the era of Twitter, Facebook and other social media, giving him “an incredible insight into how the country and population he is supposed to represent live and breathe ...,” Lacey said. “In the Middle Ages we have legends of idealistic princes who would dress in ordinary clothes and go out into the streets of town after dark to see how their subjects lived. The electronic media, for all their hazards, do offer this new dimension to an heir.” While Kate and William get to know little George away from the media frenzy that surrounded his birth, there is one royal appearance on the horizon: the new parents are expected to soon choose a photographer for the baby’s first official portrait.
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redicting the quality of a fine wine has long relied on the sniff-swish-and-spit taste method. Critics use palettes and noses honed over years to assess a wine’s future value. Results, unsurprisingly, can be mixed. Two vintages once deemed equal quality can end up varying in price by tenfold or more. Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter looked at this and shook his head. “I had never known if (fine wine) was all a bunch of b.s., (so my wife and I) tried some older Bordeaux wines, and they were fantastic,” he once told Businessweek. Still, the price differences were astounding. “I would say, ‘Now wait a minute, 1961 Chateau Lafite costs, say, $5,000 a case, and ‘62 costs $2,000 a case, and ‘63 costs $500. So what’s the difference? What’s going on here?’” “It was mainly the weather,” he said. We’ve always known that weather affects the quality of a vintage, but Ashenfelter doubled-down and Morgan showed that just four variables -- the Housel age of the vintage, the average temperature during growing season, the amount of rain at harvest and the amount of rain in the months before harvest -- accurately explains 80 percent of the variation of a wine’s future price. No swishing or spitting required. In his paper, “Predicting the Quality and Prices of Bordeaux Wines,” Ashenfelter notes that renowned wine taster Robert Parker ranked the 2000 vintage Bordeaux as one of the greatest ever produced. “And yet we learned this without tasting a single drop of wine.” Ashenfelter’s system isn’t perfect. But just as Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball” showed how baseball manager Billy Beane replaced the traditional, subjective system of valuing a player with an unemotional numbers-based approached, Ashenfelter outsmarted wine snobs with a simple formula that stripped the problem down to the few variables that mattered most. No emotion, no opinion. Just the facts, thank you very much. Investors may be wise to do the same. There are no points awarded for difficulty in investing. The investor with the most complicated model or the most elaborate theory doesn’t always win. Indeed, elaborate theories can often be the fastest route to self-delusion. The Motley Fool’s Seth Jayson put it nicely: “It begins to sound fatalistic, but I have come full circle on this to the idea that simple rules work far better than deeper thinking, because most of that deeper thinking is just an exercise in bias confirmation.” In 1981, Pensions & Investment Age magazine published a list of money managers with the best track records over the previous decade. One year, a fellow named Edgerton Welch of Citizens Bank and Trust Company topped the list. Few had ever heard of Welch. So Forbes paid him a visit and asked him his secret. Welch pulled out a copy of a Value Line newsletter and told the reporter he bought all the stocks ranked “1” (the cheapest) that Merrill Lynch or E.F. Hutton also recommended. Welch explained: “It’s like owning a computer. When you get the printout, use the figures to make a decision -- not your own impulse.” I’m not suggesting a similar approach. I couldn’t find what ever happened to Welch’s track record. But as Forbes summed it up, “(Welch’s) secret isn’t the system but his own consistency.” Simplicity and consistency. That’s the key. It’s taking emotion out of the equation and focusing on the few variables that count. Ashenfelter, Beane and Welch all believed in this idea. Study enough successful investors and I think you’ll find it as a common denominator. Morgan Housel is a writer for The Motley Fool Investor and has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.
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edemption is in the air, we keep hearing. Americans don’t care about a person’s sex life because, well, they have one, too, and, hey, we all have weeds in our garden. Indeed we do, but not all sins are created equal. And though we are quick to forgive the repentant -- and do believe in second chances -- we also seem to apply different standards to men and women. There may be legitimate reasons for this, though they aren’t likely to be popular. We expect more of women because civilization depends on it. For centuries, we’ve relied on women to rein in men’s passions, to channel men’s libidos in constructive ways -- building suspension bridges, for instance. Our available data on the double standard is limited in Kathleen part because fewer Parker women than men are in public office. But also, in the main, women don’t behave as men do. The male libido is simply greater, which accounts for both the Sistine Chapel and Attila the Hun. Popular culture seems determined to change this timeless truth by encouraging girls to be more like boys, and vice versa. The stakes are clear: If girls can be portrayed as just as bad as boys, then males have no obligation to mitigate their natural dominant, exploitive inclinations. There has been some measureable success in this regard. Recent reports indicate that college-age girls are increasingly promoting casual sex these days. Even so, no woman in public office thus far has texted her Very Own Self to strangers, as Anthony Weiner did. If there were such an individual, it is certain that she would not be forgiven. Imagine any woman in public office today comparably exposing herself. Redemption? No. Way. The double-standard test is (sort of) playing out in New York City’s comptroller race, where erstwhile madam Kristin Davis is one of the candidates running against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (my former TV colleague), to whom she claims to have provided escorts. Judging by Davis’ own commentary, however, this is more comedy than contest: “This is going to be the funnest campaign ever.” Whatever her talents, Davis is obviously no match for the former “sheriff of Wall Street.” But were they equally competitive otherwise, it’s a near certainty that voters would be less willing to forgive the woman who provided
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services than the man who procured them. Thus it has always been. More on this in a moment, but first a quick visit down South where Mark Sanford orchestrated his own forgiveness, winning election to Congress where he served before becoming South Carolina’s governor and Argentina’s ardent visitor. Sanford won despite having wept his way through a cringe-inducing confession and recently had been accused of trespassing on his exwife’s property. Why did voters elect such a man? First, because his weaknesses notwithstanding, Sanford is admired by conservatives for his cost-cutting history. Second, his offense, though it included abandoning the state for several days and lying about it, involved something less tawdry. He simply fell in love. Importantly, he and his now-fiancee were co-equals in a relationship absent any hierarchical power. This is key to the real issue afoot. The current redemption fest, including the San Diego mayor who harassed women in his employ and thinks an apology ought to wrap things up (and lest we forget Bill Clinton’s imbroglio with an intern), isn’t about hypocrisy or crassness or cavalier apologies. It’s about power. One could argue that Weiner was merely flirting with Twitter “friends“ who, presumably, were interested in his bona fides. Then again, Weiner was a congressman, not a frat boy on spring break. There really is, or should be, a distinction. And though purchased sex implies a mutually agreeable, if illegal, transaction, the power differential between an elected official and a prostitute is explicit. But turn on the TV and you’ll hear that no one really cares anymore because it’s “only sex.” If ever two words were mismatched. There is never, ever “only” sex, especially for women, who are, indeed, different than men. We can argue otherwise until all the little dissertations cry “oui, oui, oui” all the way home. But the fact that the double standard persists in the human psyche, not to mention nature, demonstrates this unfair truth. This is why we have laws to level the playing field. Perhaps the next step in this evolutionary process is not to make women more like men to neutralize the double standard but to place more women in public office, the better to demonstrate the behaviors necessary to maintaining a civil society.       Kathleen Parker’s email address is
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epublicans have long portrayed themselves as the party of faith, and religious practice is a reliable indicator of political behavior. Among voters who attend worship services more than once a week, 63 percent backed Mitt Romney last fall, while 36 percent supported President Obama. For those who never darken a church door, the numbers were exactly reversed. On immigration reform, however, House Republicans are badly out of the step with the leaders of two religious groups that strongly backed Romney: white Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants. Many of these clerics vigorously support giving undocumented immigrants a clear path to citizenship, but GOP legislators have stoutly resisted a Steve & Cokie Senate-passed measure Roberts that would create such a path. So far, political and economic arguments have failed to sway these House Republicans. Maybe a little Bible study will help them see the light. Even many Republicans think their House brethren are clinging to a position that’s both morally indefensible and politically irrational. The shopworn metaphor of a circular firing squad doesn’t quite capture their suicidal impulse. They seem intent on burning themselves at the stake. Most attention has focused on the political repercussions. More than 70 percent of Hispanics and Asians voted Democratic last year. In an increasingly nonwhite country, alienating the fastest-growing segment of the voting population smacks of supreme stupidity. The economic arguments are equally compelling. Immigrants generate jobs, income and growth, and House Republicans are angering a business community that desperately wants legalization. The religious dimension of this debate has been largely ignored, however, and that’s highly unfortunate. Doing good should count as much as winning elections or earning profits. The Roman Catholic Church in this country was built by immigrants, so its receptivity to newcomers is well-known and long-standing. One example -- the presidents of more than 90 Catholic colleges recently wrote to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (both practicing Catholics): “Catholic teaching values the human dignity and worth of all immigrants, regardless of legal status. We remind you that no human being made in the image of God is illegal.” Evangelicals have been far slower to embrace the immigrant cause. As Jenny Yang of the National Association of Evangelicals noted recently in the Washington Post, evangelicals were “the most anti-immigrant” religious denomination as recently as 2006. That view was revised in part by “a more careful and thoughtful reading of Scripture,” Yang wrote. There are almost 100 references to immigrants in the Old Testament alone, but the most persuasive verse is from Deuteronomy: “You shall love the stranger, for you were once strangers in the land of Egypt.” Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a ferocious foe of immigration reform, said on Univision that “legal Americans do not have a moral obligation to solve the problem” of the 11 million undocumented strangers now living here. But the Bible contradicts him. Two evangelical leaders, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Mat Staver, wrote on the Fox News website: “Our agenda is driven not by the Donkey or the Elephant but by the Lamb. ... We believe that Scripture provides principles that compel us to advocate for reforms to immigration policy.” There is a practical motive here as well. Catholics have always depended on immigrants to fill their pews -- Poles, Irish, Italians -- and today many of their parishioners are Hispanics and Asians, particularly Filipinos. But now evangelical churches are depending on the same source of recruits. Professor John Green of the University of Akron, an expert on evangelicals, told the Arizona Republic: “A lot of this simply has to do with the sense among many evangelical leaders that the immigrant community, particularly the Hispanic community, is very important to the future of evangelical churches, that the missionary opportunities are very large.” It’s not just where these newcomers worship; it’s what they believe. Rodriguez and Staver point out that “in reality, most Latino voters are social conservatives” who would consider voting Republican, but for them, immigration policies “trump all other issues.” If social conservatives really want to advance their ideas in the political marketplace, they must “earn a hearing” with immigrants by embracing immigration reform. If they “kill such policies,” they will endanger their own agenda. Pass the matches. “Respect the law” is a profound Biblical admonition; so is “love the stranger.” Religious leaders are telling House Republicans to put love before law, to temper justice with mercy. That’s good moral advice. And good political advice, too. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at
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Bryant man named School Resource Officer of the year
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Bryant Police Officer Kyle Dunn was named School Resource Officer of the Year on Wednesday at the ninth annual Arkansas Safe Schools Association Conference in Little Rock. “This is a great accomplishment and Officer Dunn is a great asset to the Bryant Police Department,” said Chief Mark Kizer. “The whole group of officers involved in the SRO program are amazing, and I am proud to be a part of this organization.”
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pressure from Americans refocuses the conversation. He acknowledged as much on Monday, as he offered supporters of Organizing for Action, the nonprofit backing Obama’s agenda, a preview of his efforts to come. “Here’s the thing: It will be a pretty good speech,” Obama said to scattered laughter. “But as we’ve learned, I’ve given some pretty good speeches before and then things still get stuck here in Washington.” “Which is why I’m going to need your help,” he added. So Obama set off on a two-day swing to towns far away from Washington, hoping to stockpile momentum ahead of looming fall fights over the nation’s borrowing limit and federal spending levels. On Thursday, he planned to emphasize how House Republicans were threatening to undermine progress in key areas like jobs, housing, education and health care by pushing a budget that preserves deep cuts to federal agency operating budgets, the White House said. In northeast Florida, Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were to tour the Jacksonville Port Authority, giving the president a chance to focus on what he says is a critical need to reinvest in American infrastructure to enable future economic growth. The president will promote the need to speed up projects by expediting permitting and cutting red tape in line with an executive order he signed. The port’s terminal plans to expand its rail yard and container facility under a project enabled by that program, the White House said. The visit also marks Obama’s first to the state since the acquittal of the man charged in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
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landfill. At Rineco, a total of 3,539 barrels of hazardous oily water and 3,189 barrels of non-hazardous decontamination water have been processed. One barrel is the equivalent of 42 gallons; therefore 282,576 gallons of material has been delivered to Rineco. On average, 12 loads per day are shipped to the landfill. Deliveries to Rineco are made on an “as needed” basis. According to Aaron Stryk, communications and media advisor for ExxonMobil Corp., there is no timeline for completion of the cleanup in Mayflower. “We will remain in Mayflower until the job is done,” he said. “That said, significant progress has been made. All visible free-standing oil has been removed.” He said the cleanup has
moved from response to remediation in the cove and the drainage channels that lead through Northwoods housing addition and into the cove. “That’s officially in remediation. In the Northwoods neighborhood, we are still in response mode and under the Unified Command process because we still have some people out of their homes and impacted homes requiring further remediation.” The delivery of material from the spill to the two locations in Saline County will continue with no expected termination at this point, he said. “While not much material is being generated, we are still shipping some soil out of the neighborhood area as part of our ongoing remediation activities,” Stryk said. “An endpoint for this activity is still being discussed with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.” Additionally, some of the recovered oil has been shipped to a refinery for pro-
cessing. Republic Industries, owner of the landfill, was contacted for information related to the size of the area in which the debris is being placed, the precautions in place for safety and the total acreage of the site. As of press time, a return response had not been received. US Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman introduced legislation to exempt Arkansans who receive compensation from ExxonMobil for the Mayflower pipeline spill from being taxed by the federal government. The legislation introduced Wednesday is similar to a bill introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., which is supported by the Arkansas congressional delegation. The Mayflower Oil Spill Tax Relief Act of 2013 by Pryor — a Democrat — and Boozman — a Republican — reportedly would classify compensation to Mayflower families as “qualified disaster relief payment.”
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saline Majors take Elite Championship
Jacksonville vs. Texas, 9 a.m. Cabot vs. Jonesboro, about noon Little Rock vs. Kentucky, 2:30 pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder re-signed guard Derek Fisher on Wednesday. The 38-year-old Fisher
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Last Saturday on July 20th, The EM Majors 12-and-under (12U) team (Bentonville) won the prestigious ‘Elite World Series Championship’  last Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In pool play, EM Majors went 3-0, with victories over teams from Michigan, Virginia, and Louisiana.  In bracket play, EM Majors beat two teams from Florida, one from Las Vegas, and  beat the Arkansas Mighty Ducks from Russellville in the semifinals.  In the championship game televised on ESPN3, EM Majors beat a team from Norwalk, Calif., three-time defending champions, in dramatic fashion on a walk-off home run (4-3).  Colen Morrow, from Benton, (bottom row fifth from left) plays pitcher and centerfield for EM Majors. Jackson Huskey (bottom row third from left) is a second baseman and his grandparents live in Benton. EM Majors won 15 out of 20 tournaments this year winning 85  out of 92 games.  The team was recently named the number one team in the nation by Travel Select Baseball.  Brett Huskey, formerly of Benton, manages EM Majors. Rick Croushore (Benton) and Michael Loggins are assistant coaches. Everett GMC sponsored the team.
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(UALR) has spent parts of the last two seasons with the Thunder, averaging 4.5 points in 44 regular-season games. He has averaged 7.1 points in 31 playoff games for them. The five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers has appeared in 240 postseason games. Thunder general manager Sam Presti says in a statement that “Fisher has proven to be a valuable member of our team and we are excited to have him back.” Presti adds: “He has such a positive impact on his teammates and the organization.” Terms of the contract with Fisher, the president of the NBA players’ association, weren’t disclosed.
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The Saline County Razorback Club is planning a bus trip to the Arkansas vs. Ole Miss game on Nov. 9 in Oxford, Miss. There are currently 10 seats still available and they are $150 each. That includes a game ticket, transportation to and from the game and a box lunch. For more information call Phillip Montalvo at 501-353-6357.
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The Thunder 2002 Black won the 10U USSSA World Series in Branson, Mo., this past weekend. Front row left to right are Savannah Carrigan (East End), Erin Williams (Stuttgart), Sanannah Sanford (East End), Kaia Thornton (Benton) and Brianna Hardin (Bauxite). Back row left to right are Taylor Chastain (Jonesboro), Cassidy Lear (Greenbrier), Cayla Clayton (Benton), Destiny Wegner (Jonesboro), Isabelle Felan (Benton) and Kamryn Porter (Sheridan). Coaches left to right are Ed Porter, Brian Hardin and Scott Knight.
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fter watching opportunities literally pass him by last season in the Paul Petrino coordinated pass-happy offense of 2012, running back Jonathan Williams ran to Bret Bielema upon  the new Razorbacks coach’s Arkansas arrival from Wisconsin. Nate Allen “My first day Razorback on the job Report I went into the office and had kind of shut the door and was doing some things,” Bielema recalled last week of last December. “I opened the door, it was around 7:30 in the morning and one player is waiting to talk to me, Jonathan Williams. He was a running back  and he was excited that I was the new coach and he was excited to know that I like running backs.  It didn’t hurt that the night before Montee Ball had won the Doak Walker Award from my previous institution so he knew we were going to run it.” Ball netted 1,830 yards rushing and 22 rushing touchdowns for Wisconsin in 2012 which netted him the Doak Walker Award annually bestowed upon the nation’s best running back. Arkansas’ Darren McFadden, about to begin his sixth NFL season with the Oakland Raiders, won the Doak Walker Award in 2006 and 2007 when the Razorbacks were coached by Houston Nutt. Last season as a true freshman initially behind turned pro 2012 junior Knile Davis and 2012 seniors Dennis Johnson and Ronnie Wingo, Williams rushed 45 times for 231 yards and out of the backfield caught eight passes for 208 yards including huge 77- and 74-yard touchdown catches. With Johnson, Davis and Wingo now all vying to make NFL rosters,  sophomore Williams returns as Arkansas’ leading rusher expected to rush considerably more often in Bielema’s ground-oriented offense that through last year’s misfortune becomes this season’s good fortune, returns senior fullback Kiero Small to clear the tailbacks’ paths. Small was in his second and supposedly final season as a junior college transfer letterman in 2012, but broke his foot practicing during the season’s second game week.  He missed the remainder of the  4-8 season under  interim Coach John L. Smith and was granted a hardship senior season for 2013. “Kiero was supposed to have his senior year last year but fortunately for me he was injured and retained his eligibility to play for us this year.  He has been a golden star for me.  He does everything right,” Bielema said. “A nice surprise has been the  development of some of our other running backs, Patrick Arinze, obviously Kiero Small, and  Nate Holmes.” Arinze, listed 5-10, 238, but appearing even bigger than last spring, literally was one of the biggest surprises of the spring, impressing as a transfer from Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, Calif. In some goal-line situations last spring, Bielema, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and running backs coach Joel Thomas employed Small, 5-10, 242, and Arinze simultaneously. Sophomore Holmes, only 180 pounds on a 6-1 frame, is Arkansas’ quickest returning running back and lettered last season returning punts and kickoffs. When the Razorbacks practice Aug. 5 for the first time after their Aug. 4 reporting date, much attention will focus on Alex Collins, the 5-11, 206 5-star freshman recruit signed out of South Plantation High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Though sidelined three games last season by injuries, Collins managed to rush for 1,400 yards with 14 touchdowns. Collins won’t be the only touted freshman running back in camp.  The Razorbacks also signed Denzell Evans, a 6-0,  205-pounder who rushed 2,350 yards and 26 touchdowns as a three-year starter form Bellaire High in Houston.
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Cardinals rout Phillies, up 1.5 in Central
By R.B. Fallstrom
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ST. LOUIS — The Philadelphia Phillies thought it was unnecessary to hold this runner on first base. Then Jake Westbrook took off. For the second straight game, Westbrook gave the St. Louis Cardinals an all-around effort, working seven solid innings and contributing his second career steal in a key spot of an 11-3 victory on Wednesday night. “No, it wasn’t on my own,” Westbrook said. “They were playing behind me so I got a decent jump and it worked out. It’s always fun when you’re on the bases, it makes you feel like you’re doing something.” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said rookie first baseman Darin Ruf was too far off the bag. “You just don’t back
up and let him see where you’re at, you kind of stay back and let him feel you or let him see you, then you move slowly back” Manuel said. “He got a lead and a running jump and he took off. “It was a heads-up play on his part and the first base coach’s part, but at same time that was a mistake.” Westbrook (7-4) entered with a career .133 average that’s enhanced by his first career three-hit game in the Cardinals’ first game after the All-Star break. He helped knock out John Lannan (2-4) when he drew a two-out walk in the fourth, stole second and scored on Carpenter’s single for a 4-0 lead. Matt Adams had two hits and three RBIs and Shane Robinson’s three-run triple in the fifth was his third hit of the game for the Cardinals, who are 4-1 since the All-Star break and lead the majors with a 61-37
record. They scored in four straight innings, totaling nine runs on 12 of their 16 hits from the second through fifth. Allen Craig had two hits and a walk to give him 16 hits during a nine-game hitting streak. He’s second in the league in hitting at .337 behind teammate Yadier Molina, who had three hits and an RBI and is batting .339. John Mayberry had two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who were without top run producer Domonic Brown and have lost four in a row. Brown is being evaluated for concussionlike symptoms and the team expects to know Thursday whether he’ll be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Right fielder Delmon Young threw out a runner at the plate in the second to thwart a sacrifice fly bid. “It’s kind of an ugly game not to get an error on the
board,” Manuel said. “It seemed like everything we did wasn’t good.” Westbrook is 2 for 2 in his career on steals, getting his first last season, although he noted the first one came with runners on first and third and his steal of second came without a throw. “My focus is completely on Carpenter,” Lannan said. “I had two strikes so I was more focused on executing my pitch. If he didn’t steal, who would have known what would happen?” Westbrook has scored four runs this year, matching his total from the last two seasons combined, but didn’t want to get too carried away. “I’m a pitcher, that’s what I do,” Westbrook said. “I was able to throw the ball pretty well and give us a chance.” After retiring the side in order in the first, Lannan surrendered eight hits and
two walks the next three innings. The biggest hit was Adams’ two-run single on an 0-2 count with the bases loaded in the second. “I try to see the ball as long as I can and just battle,” Adams said. “I just dial in my focus more.” Lannan worked eight innings and allowed a run each of his two previous starts. He was pitching on 10 days’ rest. The Phillies were held to one hit before bunching three singles the first four at-bats of the fifth, with Carlos Ruiz getting the RBI, but pinch hitter John McDonald grounded into an inning-ending double play. Robinson’s bases-clearing triple capped a five-run fifth against rookie J.C. Ramirez that broke the game open. Robinson’s sinking liner bounced in front of and then over diving center fielder Mayberry and the Cardinals also had three doubles in the inning with Adams and
David Freese getting RBIs. Manuel said Mayberry has “got to keep the ball in front of him.” “He can’t dive,” the manager added. “I talked to him about it, but he knows.” Brock Peterson got his first career hit on an RBI single in two-run eighth for St. Louis. NOTES: Lance Lynn (115, 4.13) has lost consecutive starts while giving up 10 runs on 17 hits in 9 1-3 innings entering the finale against Kyle Kendrick (9-6, 3.94). Kendrick is 5-1 with a 2.72 career ERA against St. Louis. ... The Cardinals scored on a pair of softly-hit balls in the third, Carpenter’s leadoff infield hit and Molina’s two-out bloop RBI single. ... A sellout crowd of 44,317 was the 18th sellout and put the Cardinals over 2 million attendance for the 18th straight season. ... Tony Cruz had an infield hit in the eighth in his first appearance since the break for St. Louis.
Cowboys’ Bryant looks ahead after smooth offseason 

By Schuyler Dixon
AP Writer
OXNARD, Calif. — Dez Bryant moves from one set of autograph-seekers to another, fans screaming his name while he signs footballs and jerseys — and a baby. The Dallas receiver is the star of training camp, playing like a leader and even talking like one after his Bryant first trouble-free offseason in three years. The high-risk draft pick who fell to the Cowboys late in the first round in 2010 is very close to getting reclassified as high-reward — if he’s not already there. “I’m just impressed at this stage with how he’s handled himself,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “Those that are the closest to him, those that have a dog in the fight, so to speak, which our fans do — a lot of other people are rooting for Dez, too — it’s a consensus that he’s making great strides.” Bryant’s lowest point in a series of misadventures came last summer, when he was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge over an incident involving his mother. He struck a deal with prosecutors a few months later that could lead to a clean record and was one of the best receivers in the league in the second half of a breakthrough season. Coming off career bests of 1,382 yards, 12 touchdowns and three games played with a broken finger, Bryant has been downright dominant early in training camp. He soars over starting cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne to make catches and is diving for balls more than six weeks before the regular season starts. “Truth be told, I love this game so much,” Bryant
Jerry Jones to be honored
By Nate Allen
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FAYETTEVILLE -  Jerry Jones, the University of Arkansas graduate, North Little Rock native, Razorbacks’ starting offensive guard and co-captain on the Frank Broyles-coached 1964 national champion football team and owner/general manager of the Dallas Cowboys and creator of the worldwide envied Cowboys Stadium will be inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Leadership Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday in Irving, Texas. Jones will be honored as a charter inductee in Oct. 3 ceremonies at the Omni Dallas Hotel. “Jerry Jones has established himself as one of said Tuesday. “Even if we weren’t getting paid, I’d still be probably be out and be a football player. That’s what I love to do. You’ve got to have a strong passion to be great.” There was never any questioning Bryant’s talent or passion. But he missed most of his final season at Oklahoma State for lying about meeting with Deion Sanders, and there were whispers that he was late for team meetings in college and enigmatic when it came to pro workout days. He didn’t help himself after his rookie year when he created a scene over sagging pants at an upscale mall about the same time he was sued for unpaid jewelry bills. So to hear him tell a huge media contingent it was time to be a role model for younger players while the fans clamored for his attention, well, things have changed. “I think there’s no backwards for me,” Bryant said. “I feel like I’ve got that role
our nation’s top businessmen with a desire to win that is eclipsed by no one,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning, the former Ole Miss All-American quarterback and NFL quarterback with the New Orleans Saints, and father of current NFL quarterback greats Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.  “He honed his leadership skills early in life as an AllSouthwest Conference player for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles on the 1964 national championship Razorback team, and he has built on those successes ever since. We are thrilled to have him as a charter NFF Leadership Hall of Fame inductee.” The NFF announced the creation of its  NFF Leadership Hall of Fame last May. here to lead by example doing all the right things and me being in that role to make sure these guys are doing the right thing. Not only on the field but off the field. It don’t feel like, ‘Hey, I’m structured, I got to do
this.’ I’m doing it out of my own heart. This is the type of guy I am. I’m not a bad guy.” Bryant was already on his way to making believers out of his teammates last year when he broke his left index finger against Cincinnati and went on to catch a crucial touchdown pass after the injury in a come-frombehind win. Coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys seriously considered putting him in season-ending injured reserve, but decided not to in part because Bryant went into Garrett’s office and made an emotional plea to keep playing. Bryant started two of the three remaining games, set a career high with 224 yards against New Orleans and vowed to be on his feet again quickly after coming home from a season-ending loss at Washington in a wheelchair with a back injury. “How do you influence other people? Dez is a very influential guy,” Garrett said. “I think when young players come in, see how
he practices, see his passion for the game, boy that influences them. And to be honest with you, guys who are his contemporaries, guys who are older than him, more veteran players see him and say, ‘Wow that’s how you’re supposed to do it.’” For Bryant, it’s all a matter of payback — to Jones for drafting him, to Garrett for giving him time to mature, to Tony Romo for trusting him enough to start
throwing his way in tight situations when there were problems with that even as recently as early last season. “They stuck their neck out for me and they stayed with me,” Bryant said. “The time when I didn’t understand certain things, they did their best to help me understand things. And those things that I do understand now, that makes me that much more of a better person.”
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City council to discuss budget revisions and rezoning
By Jennifer Joyner
Egypt Islamist leader sharply Admiration, puzzlement over Weiner’s loyal wife denounces army chief
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CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood’s leader on Thursday made an Budget revisions tabled unusually harsh attack on in a June meeting are on Egypt’s military chief, saythe agenda tonight for the ing his ouster of President Bryant City Council. Mohammed Morsi was The council meeting is set a worse crime than even for 7 p.m. in the courtroom destroying the Kaaba, at City Hall, 210 SW 3rd St. Islam’s holiest shrine. The council also plans to Mohammed Badie’s discuss selling a fire truck comment, which came in and hiring an executive his weekly message to assistant. followers, underlined the In addition, the council anger felt by Islamists over will discuss the rezoning of the July 3 coup by Gen. West Whistling Pine. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, which The council plans to vote followed mass protests by on whether to hold a special millions demanding that election to approve the use Morsi step down. Morsi is of bonds to rebuild fire staa veteran figure from the tions throughout the city and Brotherhood. to determine the priorities His analogy between for the use of street bond the coup and destroying money from the state. the Kaaba takes to a new In a special workshop set level the enmity between for 6 p.m., the council plans the camp of Islamists led to discuss the details of the by the Brotherhood and ballot measures. their opponents, including All meetings are open to liberals, moderate Muslim the public. and secular Egyptians and
minority Christians. It also appears designed to whip up religious sentiments against el-Sissi on the eve of mass rallies that the general called for as a show of support for planned action by the military and the police to stop “violence and terrorism” by Morsi’s supporters. Islamists are holding their own rallies on Friday as well, part of their campaign to reinstate Morsi to office. Badie, who has an arrest warrant against him for allegedly inciting violence, also called el-Sissi a “traitor” and urged him to repent. “I swear by God that what el-Sissi did in Egypt is more criminal than if he had carried an axe and demolished the holy Kaaba stone by stone,” said Badie, who also called on followers to take out to the streets on Friday, raising the specter of violence between the two camps. The Kaaba is the cubeshaped shrine in Mecca,
Saudi Arabia, that Muslims around the world face in their daily prayers. Morsi’s supporters have been staging sit-ins in two locations in Cairo since before Morsi’s July 3 ouster. There have been deadly clashes between them and opponents of the ousted leader in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere as well as a dramatic rise in attacks blamed on radical Islamists in the strategic Sinai Peninsula. Close to 200 people have been killed in the latest wave of violence to roil Egypt since the ouster in Feb. 2011 of autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s highest security body, the National Defense Council, issued a statement on Thursday saying authorities were committed to ensuring the safety of all peaceful protesters, but warned that no tolerance would be shown to anyone who threatens security.
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intended to help individuals find insurance policies that fit their budget. Open enrollment for these exchanges is set for October-March. Individuals will fill out an application and will be told if they are eligible for lower costs on their monthly premiums. The difference will be paid by a government subsidy, which will be paid via advanced premium tax credit, Kellogg said. This statement drew a grumble from the crowd. “See, it’s more affordable for the individual, but we as a society pay more,” Kellogg said. “People can even get free insurance under this scheme.” Arkansas is scheduled to undergo Medicaid expansion via private option. What that means is, those who fall below 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for government subsidies that cover the entire cost of their policy. Kellogg asked the crowd to note that people who make 400 times the federal do not get poverty level a subsidy. Perhaps the most controversial element of the Affordable Care Act is its mandate that everyone have health insurance and that
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will never be more than 2.5 percent of the individual’s income. Also, in 2015, employers with more than 50 full-time staff members will be penalized if they do not offer affordable health care coverage for employees. To be considered affordable, the insurance must cost the individual no more than 9.5 percent of his or her income. These businesses must provide “minimal essential coverage,” meaning they pay 60 percent, according to Kellogg. Kellogg told the group he was giving them a “warning” that in 2015 they would have to start reporting to the government about the health care plan they offer WIL CHANDLER/The Saline Courier employees. Cal Kellogg, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Kellogg explained to the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, delivers a presentation on the group that businesses with effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to memfewer than 50 employees bers of the Benton and Bryant Area Chambers of Commerce on would not be penalized. Wednesday at Saline Memorial Hospital. Full-time employees work employers provide insur30 or more hours per week based on health status, genance. or 130 hours per month, der, etc. This aspect has been according to the Affordable “The only way you make delayed until 2015. Care Act. it work is if everybody pays “Americans don’t like Employers also must into the pool,” he said. to be told to do anything,” cover dependents until age When the mandate porKellogg said. “Arkansans in 26, even if the dependent tion of the law goes into particular.” can get insurance through effect in 2015, the penalty The Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce Presents... However, Kellogg pointed for not taking out insurance his or her work, he said. the mandate The GMC out that is theEverett What Kellogg referred to is $95 Buick a year or 1 percent only way to get better, more as the “troublesome twist,” of the family income. No affordable coverage for however, is that the law civil or criminal penalties everyone, while also doing does not require employers are involved. It might go away with the rules that to offer spouse coverage, up throughout the years if the person continues to not allow insurance companies although he said he suspects buy insurance, but the fee to charge different rates most will do that.
NEW YORK — When Huma Abedin first started getting media attention years ago, some people couldn’t help but wonder what this beautiful, ambitious woman with high-fashion sense and a world-class Rolodex saw in Anthony Weiner. That’s a question New Yorkers might be asking themselves again after revelations that Weiner, now a candidate for mayor of New York, didn’t immediately give up his habit of sending sexual pictures and messages to female fans after his humiliating resignation from Congress in 2011. Abedin herself took a shot at an answer in an awkward joint news conference Tuesday, saying she had forgiven her husband and felt his marital indiscretions were “between us.” She offered an even more basic explanation in a firstperson essay in Harper’s Bazaar due on newsstands in September. “Quite simply, I love my husband, I love my city, and I believe in what he wants to do for the people of New York,” she wrote. Will that be enough to satisfy a bewildered public? Maybe not. But people who
go searching for a deeper motive are almost certain to get it wrong. “None of us know what’s going on with that couple now,” said Stephen Medvic, an associate professor of government at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and author of the book, “In Defense of Politicians.” “She made a statement,” he said. “Let’s leave it at that. Let’s not try to put into somebody’s mind what’s not there.” In an email sent to campaign supporters Tuesday, Weiner tried to explain his actions, saying he turned to women on the Internet after his marriage hit a rocky patch. “Sending these embarrassing messages to women online, whom I never met, was a personal failing that was hurtful to my wife and a part of my life that Huma and I have put behind us. These things I did, as you have read in the papers, didn’t happen once. It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during a rough time in our marriage,” he wrote. “After a lot of reflection, some professional help, and a general reorientation of my life, Huma has given me a second chance.”
Man charged with two counts of rape
By Jennifer Joyner
A man was arrested Saturday in connection with two alleged rapes that occurred Feb. 24. One of the victims of the
alleged assaults is reported to be a minor. Following an extensive investigation, Benton police identified Arthur John Melser, 19, as a suspect. Melser, who is charged with two counts of rape, was released from the Saline County Detention Center on Monday on a $25,000 signature bond. hired include: Dane Abels, math teacher; Mital Bavabhai, high school business teacher; Karye Brockert, special education teacher; Heather Hall, high school family and consumer sciences teacher; Daniel Moix, high school business teacher; Britney Nalley, math specialist; Devry Rhodes, educators abroad student teacher; Tasha Seerey, math/science teacher. Recently hired classified staff include bus drivers Jason Crossland, Sharalon Freeman, Ronny Patterson and Martha Wright. Staff resignations include Michelle Cook, special education teachers aide; teachers’ aides Leah Dumas, Casey Michaelson and Terri Ward; Jennie Hammock, custodian (retirement); bus driver Robert Stobaugh; and Stephen Tharp, in-school suspension aide.
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affairs of the district, including payroll deposits, debt service, capital outlay and federal funds. Recent faculty resignations approved by the Bryant School Board include: Johna Lynn Cardin, business teacher; Tristen Dixon, high school family and consumer sciences teacher; Charles Holiman, educators abroad student teacher; Lori Lynch, elementary gifted and talented teacher; Lindsey McBride, middle school teacher; and Marcus Nixon, business teacher. One faculty transfer was approved by the school board: Paula Shaffer from elementary teacher to learning specialist. New faculty members
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hand: of change on you have plenty plenty of currency. Make sure that lots of ones and don’t some tens, fives, miss a sale because you to a bank You don’t want needed. It’s best to go to box. up your change have the change your sale to set a box with cups as the day before from boxes range Just with dividers. Good change old jewelry box you can to access, so holders to an the change is easy make sure the Be sure you know tell along faster. so that you can move buyers you started with, the end of your sale. amount that at you made how much profit
TIP #10
you sales. Make sure folks love these If tables are Lots of older by each other. a sale, goers are young. aisles so buyers can pass garage/yard or more are having between tables. Not all labels. If two plenty of room use plenty of sure to leave clearly with price up your sale, the items. Be Mark all items When setting tables for displaying no profit is made. can be easier. have plenty of knocked off & up at the end items may be items in too close then color) so dividing sacks to put by initials or Don’t forget plan a way (like large purchases. stress for figuring
•Take down your signs immediately after your sale and keep Saline County beautiful! •If you have items left, either combine them with another friend who is having a sale later. Have a sale later on in the year, nearer to fall or use the coupon below to sell those items. •If you are moving and you are not planning on having another sale, you can donate your left over items to the non-profit agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands, the Civitan Center, etc. Some agencies will even pick your left over items up at your home. •Count up your profit, enjoy your clean garage or the extra space you made!!! •RAIN CHECK - If Mother Nature rains or snows during the day of your sale, the Courier will run your ad the following weekend for the same amount of days that you paid for FREE OF CHARGE!
TIP #11
An adding machine car. a table for checkout. You will need treasures to their can carry their so the buyer
can ease your
you, time is up to days. Starting is sure TIP #12 held one or two the time no one If sales are usually 8am to 9am and most of day. Garage/yard sales are that there start time is from depends on how many afternoon. If generally the sure shop. This mainly may stay open later in the set a time make when to close sale If you need to a few, then a there are quite may be alright. an earlier time time. are just a few, ends at a certain that the sale you advertise it this Figure day. on the second mark down prices a little profit? TIP #13 sale two days, it again or make If you hold your to keep the item & store want way, do you want you to the buyer may sure Make furniture), as later. #14 up (such TIP nts to pick it items for sale and If you have larger so they can make arrangemethe money if they leave out know hold their purchase item first, so you aren’t so other buyers item the don’t the on for you so “SOLD” sign you get paid up the item, limit to pick mind. Put a large change their the buyer a time phone numbers if necessary. is sold. Give names and that the item for them. Exchange wait around so don’t man’s treasure” in another be sitting may are that TIP #15 forget, “One man’s junk fit, the tools blouse that doesn’t Again - Don’t ugly vase, that in your sale!!! throw out that it up and put your house, round
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LABORER The City of Benton Utilities is currently taking applications for Laborer in the Wastewater Department. Job function is to assist in providing general repair and maintenance to the wastewater collection system of the City. Requirements are valid driver ! s license and ability to obtain CDL within one year, High School education or GED and ability to obtain Class I Arkansas Operator ! s License within one year. A complete job description is available upon request. Interested persons may obtain applications at City Hall, 114 S. East Street, Benton, AR, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or by visiting the City of Benton website at for a printable employment application. Deadline for returning applications is 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 26, 2013. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Heritage Farms home for rent. Fenced back yard. 3 br, 2 ba. $1135 mo., 501-922-7072 NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this NEW 4BR 2Ba 2 Car newspaper is subject garage Fenced yard to the Fair Housing 1750sq.ft. $1200mo Act which makes it ilBenton Schools Call legal to advertise any 326-8000 preference, limitation or discrimination Mobile Homes based on race, color, For Rent religion, sex, handicap, familial status or RENT TO OWN national origin, or in- ‘95 16x72 2BR $550-6yrs tention to make any ‘99 16x80 3BR $550-6yrs such preference. We Includes lot Rent & Ins will not knowingly ac- Lake • Fish • Walk Trail cept any advertising Sunset Lake • 951-2842 for real estate which is in violation of the 2 BR, 1.5 ba, lg. yard, law. All persons are stg. W/D H/Up $535 hereby informed that mth. Bryant area. all dwellings adver775-815-3693 tised in this newspaper are available on 2BR STOVE, Refrig., an equal opportunity Washer & Dryer, basis. Dishwasher, All new
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BUSINESS PROPERTY For Lease 608 S. East Street Office with large parking area Call 315-9337 between 9a&8p
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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -When a reliable counselor starts talking about many ways to open up some new sources of income, prick up your ears and listen. You won’t want to miss a major opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- One of the major reasons behind others’ fondness for you is your gift of making everyone feel important. You’ll find many opportunities to use this blessing today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- When you believe in yourself and your abilities, you’re able to do whatever you set your mind to. This is a good day to test this notion out by aiming for some lofty goals. They’re within your reach, if you try. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Participating in some type of vigorous physical activity could revitalize your zest for life, especially if it challenges you mentally as well. Whatever you do today, don’t be sedentary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your ability to improve upon things that others begin will be operating in full swing. There could be three different incidents where you’ll use this gift effectively. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you have a significant matter to negotiate with another party, don’t let it turn into a committee affair. The best results will be achieved on a one-on-one basis. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It is likely to be the little things that could turn into big moneymakers for you today. Don’t discount or turn away from anything just because of its size. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
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The Saline Courier
School Spree 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Shelia Wright helps Dylan Mosley pick a new backpack during the Target School Spree 2013 on Wednesday morning. Through a national partnership between Target and the Salvation Army, volunteers paired with 21 children locally and more than 12,000 nationally to shop for school supplies.
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Jo Lynn Short of the United Way shops with Amma DeCamp, 7, during the shopping spree.
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LEFT: Scott Hart, president of the Bryant School Board, shops with Destinee Freitas, 8, on Wednesday morning. RIGHT: Sherry Smith of Entergy shops with Angelina Chambers, 6, during the Target School Spree.
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