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Stories from Thursday, May 13, 2004

May brings graduation activities (05/13/04)
AREA -- Several schools in the area will hold baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies in the upcoming weeks. Seniors at Mammoth Spring High School will graduate at 8 p.m. May 14 in the multipurpose building at the school. The valedictorian for the class is Ashley Brown and the salutatorian is Andrew Schwartz...
DAY OF PRAYER (05/13/04)
Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard and Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace gathered their communities at Thayer City Hall May 6 for the National Day of Prayer.
Simmons guilty of rape (05/13/04)
Former Horseshoe Bend recorder/treasurer Charles "Chuck" V. Simmons said he would appeal a jury's decision that sentenced him to 210 years in prison after they found him guilty of raping four young boys between 1997 and 2000. "Chuck told me if I told (Mom) he would hire a hitman and have her killed," the boy said. "He said to call him the next time she needs her pain shot and he would overdose her. He told us 'we would be sorry' if we told."...
BUSTED! (05/13/04)
The first ever American Cancer Society Jail and Bail was held May 6 at Alton and the first group of inmates to serve time were the elected officials of Oregon County. They are, from the left: Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley; Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton; Oregon County Assessor Charlie Alford; Oregon County Treasurer Laurel Johnson; Oregon County Collector Jerry Richardson; Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward; and Oregon County commissioners Leo Warren, Buddy Wright and John Wrenfrow. ...
Man drowns in South Fork (05/13/04)
A Jonesboro man drowned in the South Fork River near Hardy May 8 while trying to retrieve a fishing pole. Emergency personnel recovered the body of Robert B. Grimm, 42, at approximately 10:15 a.m. May 9. Witness Ken Murphee was sitting on his balcony overlooking the South Fork River near Indian Head Falls when he saw Grimm go under water and didn't resurface. Hardy Volunteer Fire Chief Lonnie Phelps said. Murphee called 9-1-1 around 7:25 p.m. May 8. Hardy volunteers responded at 7:29 p.m...
Egyptologist digs her work (05/13/04)
On Nov 22, 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter made a discovery that changed history forever. "What do you see?" asked the English Lord Carnavan (George Herbert), as Carter peered through a small hole leading into an ancient tomb in Egypt. "I see wonderful things," said Carter. The wonderful things Carter saw were the contents the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb, the only pharaonic tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings undisturbed...
BUSTED! (05/13/04)
The first ever American Cancer Society Jail and Bail was held May 6 at Alton and the first group of inmates to serve time were the elected officials of Oregon County. They are, from the left: Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley; Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton; Oregon County Assessor Charlie Alford; Oregon County Treasurer Laurel Johnson; Oregon County Collector Jerry Richardson; Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward; and Oregon County commissioners Leo Warren, Buddy Wright and John Wrenfrow. ...
Man drowns in South Fork (05/13/04)
A Jonesboro man drowned in the South Fork River near Hardy May 8 while trying to retrieve a fishing pole. Emergency personnel recovered the body of Robert B. Grimm, 42, at approximately 10:15 a.m. May 9. Witness Ken Murphee was sitting on his balcony overlooking the South Fork River near Indian Head Falls when he saw Grimm go under water and didn't resurface. Hardy Volunteer Fire Chief Lonnie Phelps said. Murphee called 9-1-1 around 7:25 p.m. May 8. Hardy volunteers responded at 7:29 p.m...
Egyptologist digs her work (05/13/04)
On Nov 22, 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter made a discovery that changed history forever. "What do you see?" asked the English Lord Carnavan (George Herbert), as Carter peered through a small hole leading into an ancient tomb in Egypt. "I see wonderful things," said Carter. The wonderful things Carter saw were the contents the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb, the only pharaonic tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings undisturbed...
Simmons guilty of rape (05/13/04)
Former Horseshoe Bend recorder/treasurer Charles "Chuck" V. Simmons said he would appeal a jury's decision that sentenced him to 210 years in prison after they found him guilty of raping four young boys between 1997 and 2000. "Chuck told me if I told (Mom) he would hire a hitman and have her killed," the boy said. "He said to call him the next time she needs her pain shot and he would overdose her. He told us 'we would be sorry' if we told."...
DAY OF PRAYER (05/13/04)
Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard and Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace gathered their communities at Thayer City Hall May 6 for the National Day of Prayer.
May brings graduation activities (05/13/04)
AREA -- Several schools in the area will hold baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies in the upcoming weeks. Seniors at Mammoth Spring High School will graduate at 8 p.m. May 14 in the multipurpose building at the school. The valedictorian for the class is Ashley Brown and the salutatorian is Andrew Schwartz...
Hamilton, Bagwell to wed (05/13/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bagwell have announced the approaching marriage uniting their children, Kara Elizabeth Hamilton and Dustin Elliot Bagwell. The wedding will be May 15 at 1 p.m. at Ash Flat Church of Christ.
Pierce, Fish announce wedding (05/13/04)
Jesse and Denise Pierce of Salem have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany, to Luke Fish, son of Marlene Henslee. The wedding ceremony will take place on May 15 at 2 p.m. at the home of Jesse and Denise Pierce (directions to the home: 3219 Highway 9 North of Salem)...
Pierce, Fish announce wedding (05/13/04)
Jesse and Denise Pierce of Salem have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany, to Luke Fish, son of Marlene Henslee. The wedding ceremony will take place on May 15 at 2 p.m. at the home of Jesse and Denise Pierce (directions to the home: 3219 Highway 9 North of Salem)...
Hamilton, Bagwell to wed (05/13/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bagwell have announced the approaching marriage uniting their children, Kara Elizabeth Hamilton and Dustin Elliot Bagwell. The wedding will be May 15 at 1 p.m. at Ash Flat Church of Christ.
Locked out of the LadyBack Yard (05/13/04)
The secret to post-season success for the Viola Lady Longhorns this year has been simple. If you don't allow your opponent to score any runs, you can't get beat. Going back to their romp through the regional tournament brackets this year, the Lady Horns have given up just five hits and no runs, thanks to the one-two punch of hurlers Lindsey Barker and Chelsea Taylor, as they made their way through the state tournament field...
Caldwell signs to set sail with Viking ship (05/13/04)
You don't rack up 88 wins, win back-to-back-to-back district titles and roll to nine consecutive in-season tournament crowns on the hardwood without above-average defense and 3-point shooting. In the case of the Thayer Lady Bobcats, one player has provided both the past few seasons; Sarah Caldwell...
End of the line not in sight for Lady Horns (05/13/04)
Fear not Lady Longhorn fans. Viola may have lost out on a state title in softball this season with a loss to Lockesburg in the Class A championship game, but the Lady Longhorns will no doubt be primed for another such trip next year. Losing in the state semi-final round to Guy-Perkins last year, Lady Horn Head Coach Larry Luther decided this season would be different...
End of the line not in sight for Lady Horns (05/13/04)
Fear not Lady Longhorn fans. Viola may have lost out on a state title in softball this season with a loss to Lockesburg in the Class A championship game, but the Lady Longhorns will no doubt be primed for another such trip next year. Losing in the state semi-final round to Guy-Perkins last year, Lady Horn Head Coach Larry Luther decided this season would be different...
Caldwell signs to set sail with Viking ship (05/13/04)
You don't rack up 88 wins, win back-to-back-to-back district titles and roll to nine consecutive in-season tournament crowns on the hardwood without above-average defense and 3-point shooting. In the case of the Thayer Lady Bobcats, one player has provided both the past few seasons; Sarah Caldwell...
Locked out of the LadyBack Yard (05/13/04)
The secret to post-season success for the Viola Lady Longhorns this year has been simple. If you don't allow your opponent to score any runs, you can't get beat. Going back to their romp through the regional tournament brackets this year, the Lady Horns have given up just five hits and no runs, thanks to the one-two punch of hurlers Lindsey Barker and Chelsea Taylor, as they made their way through the state tournament field...
Mitchell Lee Green (05/13/04)
Mitchell Lee Green, 46, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Margaret Edna Remley Green and the late Melvin Gamber Green, Sr. He died May 5, 2004, at Viola. He married Julie Jo Horn Dec. 13, 1995, at Osceola, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and a general farm laborer. Mitchell served in the United States Army National Guard for four years...
Dean E. Montgomery (05/13/04)
Dean E. Montgomery, 88, of Mason City, Iowa, died March 17, 2004, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. He was born April 1, 1915, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Edward and Nettie May Harvey Montgomery. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa...
Brandon Lee Edwards (05/13/04)
Brandon Lee Edwards, 12, of Batesville, Ark., died May 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1991, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Kevin Wayne and Rebecca McMahan Edwards.Survivors include his father, Kevin Edwards of Batesville; his mother, Rebecca Vaile of Melbourne; paternal grandparents -- Tommy and Mary Edwards of Melbourne; maternal grandparents -- Ervin McMahan of Mountain View, and Berniece McMahn of Michigan; two brothers -- Justin Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Melbourne; a half-brother, Tom Vaile Jr. ...
Spec. Kenny Melton (05/13/04)
Spec. Kenneth Alan "Kenny" Melton, 30, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 24, 1973, in West Plains, Mo., and died April 25, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard, CO B, 2/153 INF. He died while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Donie E. Bridges Jr. (05/13/04)
Donie E. Bridges, 42, son of Lucille Chaney Calloway and Donie E. Bridges died April 20, 2004. He went to work for Lockheed Industries after graduating from high school. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. For the past 15 years he suffered constant chronic pain from a back injury that left him unable to sit or stand for any length of time...
Mavis Thompson (05/13/04)
Mavis Beatrice Thompson, 76, of Independence, Mo., died May 9, 2004, at Independence Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1927 in Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Frances Henrietta Finley and Andy Newton Sears, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married Dec. 23, 1955 in Independence, Mo. to Carl Junior Thompson, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999...
Bobby Fay Davis (05/13/04)
Bobby Fay Davis, 73, of Salem, daughter of the late Hillory Elliott and Ethel Lois West Elliott, was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Pine Prairie, La. She died May 8, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Lloyd Marlo Davis Nov. 27, 1948, in Westlake, La., to this union, a daughter was born...
Albert "Red" Overstreet (05/13/04)
Albert Luther "Red" Overstreet, son of the late Tom Overstreet and Cinderalia Lewis Overstreet, was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rover, Mo., and died April 29, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 92 years. He served his country in the Merchant Marines and was an active member for the "Charles Burkett" American Legion Post 344 in Thayer, Mo., Masonic Woodside Lodge 582 in Thomasville, Mo., and was of the Methodist faith...
Ruby Willene Robbins (05/13/04)
Ruby Willene Robbins, 73, of Chowchilla, Calif., died April 25, 2004, at the Mercy Medical Center Community Hospital in Chowchilla. Born May 17, 1930, at Cave City Ark., she was the daughter of Lesley and India Sugg Portefield. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Ted Johnson (05/13/04)
Ted Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004 at his home. Born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., he was the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the Navy, a retired police officer, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Walter "Buck" Lucas Jr. (05/13/04)
Walter Beryl "Buck" Lucas Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 6, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Grand Tower, Ill., the son of the late Mollie Shaffer and Walter B. Lucas Sr. He was retired from The San Diego Tribune after working over 25 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Shirley Elizabeth Alley (05/13/04)
Shirley Elizabeth Alley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 2, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1934, at LeMoyne, Pa., she was the daughter of Adda Catherine Frehn Eshelman and David I. Eshelman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. ...
Merna L. Goodman (05/13/04)
Merna L. Goodman, 76, of Malta Bend, Mo., died May 8, 2004, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in DeWitt, Mo., the daughter of John Eugene Winfrey and Lizabeth Lexia Goyer Winfrey. On Aug. 3, 1946, she was married to Charles J. Goodman who preceded her in death. She had lived in Malta Bend since 2002 moving there from Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Spec. Kenny Melton (05/13/04)
Spec. Kenneth Alan "Kenny" Melton, 30, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 24, 1973, in West Plains, Mo., and died April 25, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard, CO B, 2/153 INF. He died while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Shirley Elizabeth Alley (05/13/04)
Shirley Elizabeth Alley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 2, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1934, at LeMoyne, Pa., she was the daughter of Adda Catherine Frehn Eshelman and David I. Eshelman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. ...
Donie E. Bridges Jr. (05/13/04)
Donie E. Bridges, 42, son of Lucille Chaney Calloway and Donie E. Bridges died April 20, 2004. He went to work for Lockheed Industries after graduating from high school. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years. For the past 15 years he suffered constant chronic pain from a back injury that left him unable to sit or stand for any length of time...
Mavis Thompson (05/13/04)
Mavis Beatrice Thompson, 76, of Independence, Mo., died May 9, 2004, at Independence Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1927 in Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Frances Henrietta Finley and Andy Newton Sears, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married Dec. 23, 1955 in Independence, Mo. to Carl Junior Thompson, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999...
Bobby Fay Davis (05/13/04)
Bobby Fay Davis, 73, of Salem, daughter of the late Hillory Elliott and Ethel Lois West Elliott, was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Pine Prairie, La. She died May 8, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Lloyd Marlo Davis Nov. 27, 1948, in Westlake, La., to this union, a daughter was born...
Merna L. Goodman (05/13/04)
Merna L. Goodman, 76, of Malta Bend, Mo., died May 8, 2004, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, Mo. She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in DeWitt, Mo., the daughter of John Eugene Winfrey and Lizabeth Lexia Goyer Winfrey. On Aug. 3, 1946, she was married to Charles J. Goodman who preceded her in death. She had lived in Malta Bend since 2002 moving there from Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Ted Johnson (05/13/04)
Ted Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004 at his home. Born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., he was the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the Navy, a retired police officer, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Mitchell Lee Green (05/13/04)
Mitchell Lee Green, 46, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Margaret Edna Remley Green and the late Melvin Gamber Green, Sr. He died May 5, 2004, at Viola. He married Julie Jo Horn Dec. 13, 1995, at Osceola, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and a general farm laborer. Mitchell served in the United States Army National Guard for four years...
Brandon Lee Edwards (05/13/04)
Brandon Lee Edwards, 12, of Batesville, Ark., died May 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1991, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Kevin Wayne and Rebecca McMahan Edwards.Survivors include his father, Kevin Edwards of Batesville; his mother, Rebecca Vaile of Melbourne; paternal grandparents -- Tommy and Mary Edwards of Melbourne; maternal grandparents -- Ervin McMahan of Mountain View, and Berniece McMahn of Michigan; two brothers -- Justin Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Melbourne; a half-brother, Tom Vaile Jr. ...
Dean E. Montgomery (05/13/04)
Dean E. Montgomery, 88, of Mason City, Iowa, died March 17, 2004, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. He was born April 1, 1915, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Edward and Nettie May Harvey Montgomery. He graduated from Williamsburg High School and Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa...
Albert "Red" Overstreet (05/13/04)
Albert Luther "Red" Overstreet, son of the late Tom Overstreet and Cinderalia Lewis Overstreet, was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rover, Mo., and died April 29, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 92 years. He served his country in the Merchant Marines and was an active member for the "Charles Burkett" American Legion Post 344 in Thayer, Mo., Masonic Woodside Lodge 582 in Thomasville, Mo., and was of the Methodist faith...
Ruby Willene Robbins (05/13/04)
Ruby Willene Robbins, 73, of Chowchilla, Calif., died April 25, 2004, at the Mercy Medical Center Community Hospital in Chowchilla. Born May 17, 1930, at Cave City Ark., she was the daughter of Lesley and India Sugg Portefield. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Walter "Buck" Lucas Jr. (05/13/04)
Walter Beryl "Buck" Lucas Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 6, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Grand Tower, Ill., the son of the late Mollie Shaffer and Walter B. Lucas Sr. He was retired from The San Diego Tribune after working over 25 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Elliana Olivia Myren (05/13/04)
Jonathan and Kelly Myren of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Elliana Olivia Myren, at 1:13 p.m. April 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Alex...
Cloey Lynn Hancock (05/13/04)
Joetta and Tom Poteet of Hardy have announced the birth of their granddaughter, Cloey Lynn Hancock, who was born April 24, 2004. Cloey's parents are Joetta's son, Joey Hancock, and his wife, Linda. She was born at Harris Hospital in Newport, Ark., and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces...
Tressie Lea Carter (05/13/04)
Misti and Ross Carter of Glencoe have announced the birth of their daughter, Tressie Lea Carter, at 1:15 a.m. April 15, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, John Rhett...
Tressie Lea Carter (05/13/04)
Misti and Ross Carter of Glencoe have announced the birth of their daughter, Tressie Lea Carter, at 1:15 a.m. April 15, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, John Rhett...
Cloey Lynn Hancock (05/13/04)
Joetta and Tom Poteet of Hardy have announced the birth of their granddaughter, Cloey Lynn Hancock, who was born April 24, 2004. Cloey's parents are Joetta's son, Joey Hancock, and his wife, Linda. She was born at Harris Hospital in Newport, Ark., and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces...
Elliana Olivia Myren (05/13/04)
Jonathan and Kelly Myren of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Elliana Olivia Myren, at 1:13 p.m. April 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Alex...
James, Williams unite in marriage (05/13/04)
Jason D. Williams and Jennifer James of Memphis, Tenn., and Cherokee Village were married in a small ceremony April 18 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The couple met four years ago in New Orleans. The bride, who is from the Washington, D.C., area, moved to be with the groom and is the director of advertising sales for a nationally distributed magazine. ...
James, Williams unite in marriage (05/13/04)
Jason D. Williams and Jennifer James of Memphis, Tenn., and Cherokee Village were married in a small ceremony April 18 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The couple met four years ago in New Orleans. The bride, who is from the Washington, D.C., area, moved to be with the groom and is the director of advertising sales for a nationally distributed magazine. ...
Branscum, Hall to wed (05/13/04)
Jerry Branscum of Ash Flat and Linda Clear of West Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Rachelle Branscum, to Carl Dwayne "CD" Hall, son of Bruce and Brenda Hall of Heart. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Guy and Avis Branscum of Ash Flat, Garlene and Roy King of Hardy, and the late Quentin Hale Clear...
Branscum, Hall to wed (05/13/04)
Jerry Branscum of Ash Flat and Linda Clear of West Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Rachelle Branscum, to Carl Dwayne "CD" Hall, son of Bruce and Brenda Hall of Heart. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Guy and Avis Branscum of Ash Flat, Garlene and Roy King of Hardy, and the late Quentin Hale Clear...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (05/13/04)
One of the sounds of spring brings back to me all the miles Jack and I have walked around the baseball fields of Mississippi. Our grandson, Patrick, started playing at an early age. I believe he was still in diapers when he got his first base hit, and my husband and I watched many a game during his formative years...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/13/04)
The Cycle of Democracy Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a treatise in 1787, titled "The Cycle of Democracy." In it he made the following observation: "A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. ...
Meth:destroying lives (05/13/04)
Methamphetamine is Arkansas's fastest-spreading illegal drug problem, and it is taking a mounting toll on children whose parents use the stimulant or cook it up at home. Until recently, clandestine methamphetamine production was viewed as a victimless crime. Law enforcement, medical and social services professionals are now becoming aware of the enormous physical, developmental, emotional and psychosocial damage the "children of meth" incur...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (05/13/04)
One of the sounds of spring brings back to me all the miles Jack and I have walked around the baseball fields of Mississippi. Our grandson, Patrick, started playing at an early age. I believe he was still in diapers when he got his first base hit, and my husband and I watched many a game during his formative years...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/13/04)
The Cycle of Democracy Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a treatise in 1787, titled "The Cycle of Democracy." In it he made the following observation: "A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. ...
Meth:destroying lives (05/13/04)
Methamphetamine is Arkansas's fastest-spreading illegal drug problem, and it is taking a mounting toll on children whose parents use the stimulant or cook it up at home. Until recently, clandestine methamphetamine production was viewed as a victimless crime. Law enforcement, medical and social services professionals are now becoming aware of the enormous physical, developmental, emotional and psychosocial damage the "children of meth" incur...