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Police need to find out what happned to cemetery funds

When vandals knocked down gravestones at a Jonesboro cemetery last year, the public was outraged. Police investigated; suspects were apprehended. When someone stole the bronze urns off dozens of gravesites throughout NEA and sold them to a metal recycler, the. . .

Priorities and the Hogs

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines "juxtaposition" as "the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side." On Jan. 27, an interesting one occurred at a University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees were led on a. . .

Super Bowl’s 60 minutes of damage

Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. He descends to it and asks the man seated next to him why the wonderful seat is unoccupied. The man says, "Its mine. I was...

Too many criminals getting guns

In the past few weeks it seems like there has been a sharp increase in vehicle break-ins in Jonesboro. In one night, more than 10 vehicles were broken into at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and others at hotels on Phillips Drive. In those instances several of the...

Surveys: Americans have gloomy outlook on future

You know it's election season when your news is chock-full of surveys and polls. In many cases I find such data fascinating. Surveys and polls, as mundane and boring as they may seem, are still the best way to gather hard statistics about issues ranging from. . .

A small step toward justice for all

Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls and a woman with mental health. . .

The 'establishment' nonsense

The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following. . .

The failure of multiculturalism

Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow unrestricted immigration, but for the United States. Reports that women in Cologne,. . .