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Casting a fishing line


Quentin Winstine The Sun

Talis Thompson, right, prepares to cast his fishing line as his father Lowell, left, and sister Vanessa, center, watch from behind during a casting game on Saturday at Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro. Children had the chance to learn the proper way to cast a fishing line from a nature center worker before trying to reel in toy plastic fish scattered on the front lawn of the nature center.

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Arkansas opens NIT without Gafford


Mark Humphrey | AP

Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford dunks the ball in front of Florida forward Dontay Bassett during the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville. Arkansas coach Mike Anderson announced Monday that Gafford will forego his remaining eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks will play without sophomore center Daniel Gafford in the National Invitation Tournament.

Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson announced Monday that Gafford will forego his remaining eligibility and declare for th . . .


Unusual 'Bachelor' finale pays off for ABC in ratings race


NEW YORK (AP) — An unusual ending to ABC's long-running attempted love matches on "The Bachelor" paid off for the network. Both parts of the finale to the 23rd edition of the series hit the Nielsen company's top 10 last week, as bachelor Colton . . .



Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions


NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions. A prominent Muslim-American civil rights organization is calling for advertisers to boycott Fox News, while another group is petitioning to . . .