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We get calls from readers asking for all kinds of help. Sometimes they’re looking for lost relatives, and we’ll try to reunite them, but we don’t always succeed.
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Airline travel has become a nightmare
Airplanes are completely full and late taking off this summer. So what else is new? Airlines have eliminated about 20 percent of their flights over the last five years, which is why you seldom get on a plane with an empty seat.
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JULY 12, 2006

Justin Horner concentrates while using a paint gun outside a Jacksonville church. His mission trip from Texas will include work on Christ Centered Fellowship Baptist Church and Promiseland Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He is among many working outdoors in the area at risk for heat stroke and other heat-induced ailments..

Hot weather is dangerous
IN SHORT: In July and August, the heat index, which is a combination of heat and humidity, often tops 110 degrees, making it rough on those who work outside.
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New lines will bring sure flow of water
IN SHORT: Jacksonville man waives extradition in the recent slayings of a father and son. [FULL TEXT]

Smokers to put butts out
IN SHORT: Central Arkansas Water to pay $13.5 million, while local utilities pitch in $30.5 million, double earlier estimates. [FULL TEXT]

New rules could oust young vets from VFW halls
IN SHORT: They are old enough to go to war and die but can’t smoke in a public building. That seems to be the view the state is taking with young veterans, and it’s one that concerns Veterans of Foreign Wars commanders. [FULL TEXT]

Modified C-130s ready to fly in war
IN SHORT: Despite age, cargo plane remains workhorse in the global war on terror. [FULL TEXT]

Arkansas truck driver dodges bullets in Iraq
IN SHORT: Woman chronicles her time in the war zone as a civilian contractor, saying it was scary-going, but she’s ready to go back. [FULL TEXT]

Sports

Gwatney first baseman Adrian Baker gets the throw for an out against Sylvan Hills runner Cody Cormeir Friday night at Burns Park.

Sylvan Hills advances to Class A legion state
IN SHORT: The Bruins A team took second in the Zone 2 tourney and will play in state Thursday.[FULL TEXT]

Cabot falls on Cogswell walk off
IN SHORT: The Cabot American Legion team didn’t take much time to equal its previous hit total against Russellville. The Home Depot squad managed just one hit in a 10-1 loss a month ago, but leadoff hitter Sam Bates got that with the first swing of the game last Friday. [FULL TEXT]

AAA Bruins too much for 'Cats
IN SHORT: The Bruins took both games of a doubleheader against the Conway Wampus Cats Monday night at Kevin McReynolds Field in American Legion Class AAA action. [FULL TEXT]

Opinion: Razorback lineman preparing for finale
IN SHORT: After injuries delayed his time in the spotlight, Arkansas tackle Zach Tubbs is ready to lead the Hogs’ O-line. [FULL TEXT]


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Having it both ways
To say one thing, do quite another and get credit for both is the optimum skill in politics. It is much easier when you are traversing the country and the local media do not know the difference.
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New man
The 314th Mission Support Group changed commanders last Wednesday morning in a moving ceremony in Hangar 276 at Little Rock Air Force Base.
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A little perspective
What a spate of good economic news we have had the past week. The state treasury is flush, having accumulated a surplus of $400 million in the fiscal year that ended at the first of the month, and the U.S. Treasury reports that a rush of income-tax receipts this year will drive the federal budget deficit for 2006 much lower than the administration’s last forecast in February.
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