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Malzahn leaves ASU for Auburn after single football season BY KEVIN TURBEVILLE Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Billboards promoting Arkansas State University’s 2012 football team featured head football coach Gus Malzahn and the phrase “Game On.” Now it’s game over, at least as far as Malzahn’s ASU tenure is Saundra Sovick | The Sun

Arkansas State’s head coach Gus Malzahn talks to his players during the game versus Memphis on Sept. 8 at Liberty Bank Stadium in Jonesboro.

concerned. Malzahn was announced Tuesday as Auburn’s replacement for Gene Chizik, who was fired last month at the end of his fourth season as the Tigers’ head coach. Malzahn leaves ASU after one season as head coach, a year in which he guided the Red Wolves to a 9-3 overall record and the team’s second consecutive Sun Belt Conference championship. Athletic director Terry Mohajir said in a university statement that ASU plans for Malzahn and his staff to coach the Red

Wolves when they play Kent State in the Jan. 6 GoDaddy. com Bowl at Mobile, Ala. Mohajir said he would meet with Malzahn to deal with transition issues, “keeping the interests of our student-athletes foremost in mind,” according to the statement. Malzahn was asked whether he would coach the Red Wolves in the GoDaddy.com Bowl during his introductory press conference Tuesday night at Auburn. “I need to talk with their administration and all that, but I’ll say this — I am 100 percent

committed to Auburn and getting this thing going as soon as possible,” Malzahn said. A university spokesperson said ASU System President Dr. Chuck Welch and ASU Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson would not comment Tuesday beyond their statements in the university’s announcement. Malzahn was introduced as Auburn’s head coach during a press conference Tuesday night, returning to the program he served for three seasons as

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Father-in-law pleads guilty to role in Despain murder BY WAYLON HARRIS Sun Staff Writer wharris@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — A Paragould man confessed to his part in a murder-forhire that left his son-in-law shot to death in his home. Carl Dwayne Kelley, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Craighead County Circuit Court to a reduced charge of first-degree murder. He had been charged with capital murder in the Aug. 24 shooting death of Jonesboro businessman Marc Evan Despain. Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mike Walden said in court Tuesday

that Kelley’s intention was to hire Terrence Odell Barker, 28, to kill Marc Despain. “[Kelley] was well aware of what Mr. Barker’s purpose was in the house,” Walden said. “... Kelley hired [Barker] to kill his son-in-law, and that did happen.” Kelley said little in the courtroom other than pleading guilty and acknowledging his part in the crime. Sentencing was deferred to Jan. 4. Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said his ofPlease see MURDER | A2

Bridge Street killer gets 40 years BY KEITH INMAN Sun Staff Writer inman@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — Edward Earl Breedlove Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to the shooting death of a reputed drug dealer. Breedlove, 26, 628 E. Oak Ave., confessed to the May 12 shooting death of Dujuan Anthony Thomas, 37, in front of 305 N. Bridge St. Craighead County Circuit Judge Brent Davis followed a plea agreement and sentenced Breedlove to 40 years in prison. Deputy Proscutor Alan Copelin reduced the first-degree murder charge to second-degree murder and dropped a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The guilty plea came in the midst of a hearing in which defense attorney

Richard Rhodes sought to have Breedlove’s statement to police thrown out. In that interview, recorded May 13 after he turned himself in, Breedlove told Detective Chris Poe he shot Thomas three times because he feared for his life and believed Thomas was going for a gun. “He had been Breedlove threatening me,” Breedlove told the detective. Breedlove said Thomas had been sending threatening messages for several days, apparently over a rePlease see KILLER | A2

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Former finance director confesses to theft at Catholic church BY KEITH INMAN Sun Staff Writer inman@Jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — No one seems to know exactly how much he stole, but a former finance director for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church admitted Tuesday in Craighead County Circuit Court he took thousands of dollars from the church. Kelly Dwayne Payton, 35, 1009 French St., Jonesboro, pleaded guilty to felony theft greater than $2,500 and misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit card. Payton won’t be sentenced until Jan. 4. After Payton entered his guilty plea, Deputy Prosecutor Mike Walden explained the circumstances. Payton originally planned to appear in court with a $7,500 initial restitution payment for the church, Walden said. He hadn’t secured all the money yet, so sentencing is being deferred to Jan. 4, Walden said. If he has the money on Jan.

4, Walden said Payton would be sentenced to six months in the Craighead County Detention Center. Imposition of additional sentencing would be suspended for 10 years while Payton makes monthly restitution payments. If he doesn’t have the money on Jan. 4, he will likely be sentenced to one year in the county jail, and he would begin restitution payments after that time, Walden said. Walden told The Sun Payton would be required to pay $300 per month, and the total restitution would be $105,000. “The Diocese of Little Rock has not received any official information from the prosecuting attorney’s office in Jonesboro about a plea bargain settlement being reached today. Therefore, the diocese cannot comment further at this time,” Dennis Lee, chancellor for administrative affairs for the diocese said when told of the guilty plea. Investigators still haven’t been

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able to prove how much Payton stole from the church, Walden said. But a June 30, 2011, letter to parishioners from the Rev. Jack Vu, pastor of the church, addressed the church’s financial issues. “We have established that our parish finances were in a dire state,” Vu wrote. “In fact, as of April 26, 2011, our parish was in debt to the amount of $285,862.04. This total includes items such as back taxes to the IRS, employee health insurance, diocese obligations and general bills. The extent of this problem was not known to the councils or to me until we obtained the report from the diocesan review. Unfortunately, we learned in this process that our financial records were simply a mess.” Walden said the condition of financial records made it impossible to pinpoint how much Payton stole. He acknowledged the church believes Payton is responsible for far more than $105,000

in theft, but Walden said he feared he would not be able to prove it to a jury. The church’s charitable bingo operation had the only reliable paper trail, he said. Payton worked for the church from 2002 until April 21, 2011. He was fired for unrelated issues, but the thefts were discovered following an audit, Detective Jason Simpkins of the Jonesboro Police Department said in an affidavit following his arrest. The audit found that Payton used a church credit card to make several charges greater than $2,500 in Paragould, where he lived at the time, and in Mississippi and Alabama while he was vacationing in Gulf Shores, Ala., Simpkins said. Payton also made several purchases with the church’s online accounts, such as Paypal and Amazon.com, and had the goods delivered to Please see THEFT | A2

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fice is recommending a 35-year sentence. Kelley will receive credit for 492 days served. Walden said prosecutors will “vehemently oppose any attempt” by Kelley to withdraw his guilty plea. Kelley’s attorney, Katherine Streett said she isn’t aware of any indications Kelley will attempt to change his plea at a later date. Tuesday marked three of four suspects in the case pleading guilty, which Ellington said now allows prosecutors to “laser in” on the state’s case against Marc Despain’s widow, Michelle Despain. Michelle Despain was arrested in May and faces a capital murder charge in her husband’s death. She is free on bail. Barker told investigators earlier this year that as the shooting incident unfolded, Kelley was “giving another individual a play-byplay record of events as they were taking place,” Jonesboro Police Department Detective Vic Brooks said in an affidavit used to secure Michelle Despain’s arrest. Michelle Despain is due back in circuit court Jan. 28 for a pretrial hearing. Her trial is slated to begin Feb. 11. “With Kelley’s guilty plea, and thanks to the good work of Detective Vic Brooks and the Jonesboro Police Department, the state is one step closer to obtaining justice for Marc

Despain and his parents,” Ellington said. “Today’s proceedings will allow us to focus our time and resources on the Michelle Despain case.” Ellington said Marc Despain’s parents, Jack and Tana, approved Tuesday’s plea agreement. “We have not entered into any of these pleas without the consent of Marc’s parents,” Ellington said. “We have been able to obtain guilty pleas from three of the four defendants in this case. Marc’s parents have been in full agreement with our negotiations.” Barker pleaded guilty May 7 to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison on the condition that he fully cooperate with authorities in future proceedings involving the murder-for-hire. Another defendant, Johnny Hubbard, 51, of Jonesboro, introduced Kelley to Barker. Kelley also is accused of driving Barker to the Despain residence and letting him inside the house to murder his daughter’s husband. Hubbard pleaded guilty earlier this year to a reduced charge of hindering apprehension. He received an 18year sentence, and his probation was revoked on a previous drug conviction. He was sentenced to 40 years on the revocation, and his prison terms are to run consecutively for a total of 58 years, Ellington said.

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DALLAS — Police cornered a Dallas-area capital murder suspect after the man grabbed a deputy’s service revolver and fled a Dallas hospital late Tuesday night, officials said. Franklin B. Davis, 30, fled Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with the weapon about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Dallas County sheriff’s spokeswoman. Davis was found about 9 p.m. holed up in a van, with the gun, about a mile south

of the hospital. Dallas police tactical squad officers and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the vehicle, and Dallas police began assisting deputies with negotiations, sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro said. Castro said the deputy was not injured in the incident at the hospital, but she said she had no other details. It was unclear why Davis was at the hospital. Davis was awaiting trial in the death of Shania Gray, a 16-year-old sophomore at Hebron High

School in Carrollton. Her body was found Sept. 8 along a fork of the Trinity River. She had been shot and strangled. Davis already had been charged with four counts of sexually assaulting Gray when he allegedly took Gray from her school. Police have said Davis confessed to killing the girl. Police say he did so to prevent Gray from testifying against him in a sexual assault case. Family and friends had said that when she was

killed Gray’s family was in the process of moving from one Dallas suburb to another so her father could be closer to work. Neighbors in Mesquite, the eastern suburb where the family lived for years, described Gray as friendly and caring. According to relatives and an affidavit released by Carrollton police, Davis posed as a teenage boy on the Facebook social media page and bought a new cellphone to contact Gray and get information about the sexual assault case.

purchase gasoline while bringing the car from Illinois, Simpkins alleged. Between June 1 and Nov. 17, 2010, Payton kept cash proceeds from the bingo games for him-

self and deposited funds intended for other church accounts into the bingo fund, Simpkins alleged. The audit also revealed that a large cash donation to the church never made

it into any of the church’s accounts, although the donor was given credit for making the undisclosed contribution. The amount of that contribution wasn’t disclosed.

Bluff native, and Breedlove said he believed someone in Pine Bluff had put a “hit” out for him. Tanekia Jones of Pine Bluff, the victim’s sister, gave a victim impact statement for the family. She said she couldn’t understand why such a shooting could have happened. “You and I both know my brother was not the monster you were saying,” Jones said. She looked around the courtroom and noted none of Breedlove’s relatives were there. Jones and her mother traveled from Pine Bluff

to attend Monday’s hearing, and Jones said the murder deeply affected her family. “You took Momma’s first child,” she said. “I do not want to forgive you, but I’m a child of God and I do forgive you.” Breedlove was placed on five years of probation in 2010 after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors used those felony convictions in the murder case to enhance his penalty. Second-degree murder normally

carries a maximum 30year sentence. Charged as a habitual criminal, Breedlove could have received 50 years. During sentencing, Davis gave Breedlove credit for 204 days served in the Craighead County Detention Center while awaiting trial. Rhodes said Breedlove could be eligible for parole in 10 years. However, Copelin said there were no guarantees, and he could be forced to serve the full term. Copelin said the sentence will have no affect on an investigation into Breedlove’s relationship with the 15-year-old.

demonstrated our commitment to have a nationally prominent intercollegiate athletics program and will continue to do so.” ASU gave Malzahn a five-year contract with an estimated annual value of $850,000. The terms included a $700,000 buyout in the event of Malzahn’s resignation within the first year of the contract, specified as Jan. 1, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013. The contract also included a bonus of $50,000 for a conference championship and participation in a bowl game. According to the terms, the bonus is paid only if Malzahn is still employed by the university at the time the event occurs. Malzahn would also receive $10,000 for being named conference coach of the year, and the Sun Belt is scheduled to announce its postseason awards today.   ASU announced plans in September to build a $22 million football facility that will be funded through private donations. Those plans remain in place, Welch said. “We remain firmly committed to our fa-

cilities upgrade plans,” Welch said. “We owe this to our student-athletes and fans, and we remain excited about the opportunities ahead for the Red Wolves.” ASU attracted national attention a year ago when Malzahn, known for his expertise in developing fast-paced, high-scoring offenses, agreed to return to his home state as the Red Wolves’ head coach. Malzahn, 47, had spent the previous three seasons at Auburn, winning the 2010 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. The Tigers won the 2010 BCS national championship with Malzahn calling plays and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton at quarterback. ASU put up impressive numbers this season with senior quarterback Ryan Aplin running Malzahn’s system. The Red Wolves lead the Sun Belt in scoring (36.4 points per game), rushing offense (217.4 yards per game) and passing efficiency (155.4 rating). Saturday’s 45-0 win over Middle Tennessee State, the Red Wolves’ seventh consecutive vic-

tory, gave ASU its second straight Sun Belt title. The Red Wolves accepted a GoDaddy.com Bowl bid on Sunday. Reports indicate Malzahn interviewed with Auburn earlier this week. Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs described Malzahn as “a proven winner” and as “one of brightest minds in college football.” Malzahn received a fiveyear contract at Auburn with an annual salary of $2.3 million, according to the Associated Press. In a statement released by Auburn, Malzahn said he is grateful for the opportunity to become the Tigers’ head coach. “It’s an outstanding institution with a storied football program that I had the pleasure of experiencing firsthand for three years,” Malzahn said. “I deeply appreciate the confidence that (Auburn president) Dr. (Jay) Gogue, Jay Jacobs and the search committee had in my ability to turn this program around and to bring Auburn back to national prominence. This is a homecoming for me, and I look forward to being reunited with the Auburn family.”

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his home, the detective said. He even used the church’s credit card to make a down payment on a used Cadillac CTS, then used the credit card to

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lationship Breedlove had with a 15-year-old female that was Thomas’ relative. Breedlove said he went to Thomas to try to defuse the tension between them. At the time of the shooting, Thomas was part of the focus of an undercover investigation by the Jonesboro Police Department into illegal drug, alcohol and other sales, police confirmed. Breedlove moved to Jonesboro from Pine Bluff in September 2011, he said in the interview. Thomas was also a Pine

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Carl Dwayne Kelley, 59, of Paragould, is escorted out of the Craighead County Courthouse Annex on Tuesday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder for his role in last year’s murder-for-hire of his son-in-law, Jonesboro businessman Marc Despain.

Correction A reporter’s misunderstanding resulted in an error in the new bookstore article in Tuesday’s edition. The late Dr. Mildred Vance started the first early childhood education center at Arkansas State University, not the late Elizabeth Barton. The Sun regrets the error.

offensive coordinator. Earlier Tuesday, he met with the Red Wolves to inform them of his departure. “Coach Gus Malzahn informed us this afternoon that he would be accepting the head coaching position at Auburn University,” Hudson said. “We appreciate his contributions to our conference championship season and wish him well.” ASU has started a search for a coach who will be the Red Wolves’ fourth in four seasons. Steve Roberts led ASU in 2010, the last of his nine seasons as head coach, and Hugh Freeze guided the 2011 Sun Belt championship team before accepting the head coaching position at Ole Miss. The search for ASU’s 29th head coach will be led by Hudson, Mohajir and Welch. “The back-to-back championships in the Sun Belt Conference make this a very attractive position, and we’re confident we’ll have a lot of interest,” Mohajir said. “This administration, this community and the entire Arkansas State family have

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White House, GOP find basis for agreement BY ANDREW TAYLOR AND JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have identified areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final agreement after “fiscal cliff” posturing gives way to hard bargaining. Both sides now concede that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are essential elements of any deal. If the talks succeed, it probably will be because House Speaker John Boehner yields on raising tax rates for top earners and the White House bends on how to reduce spending on Medicare and accepts some changes in Social Security. The White House and Boehner kept up the ridicule of each other’s negotiating stances on Tuesday. But beneath the tough words were the possible makings of a deal that could borrow heavily from a near-bargain last year during debt-limit negotiations. Then, Obama was willing to reduce cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries and increase the eligibility age for Medicare, as Boehner and other top Republicans have demanded. On Tuesday, Obama did not shut the door on Republican ideas on such entitlement programs. “I’m prepared to make

some tough decisions on some of these issues,” Obama said, “but I can’t ask folks who are, you know, middle class seniors who are on Medicare, young people who are trying to get student loans to go to college, I can’t ask them to sacrifice and not ask anything of higher income folks.” “I’m happy to entertain other ideas that the Republicans may present,” he added in an interview with Bloomberg Television. At the core, the negotiations center on three key points: whether tax rates for upper income taxpayers should go up, how deeply to cut spending on entitlements such as Medicare and how to deal with raising the government’s borrowing limit early next year. White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed Boehner’s proposals as “magic beans and fairy dust.” Boehner countered: “If the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff, he has done nothing to demonstrate it.” Tax rates have emerged as one of the most intractable issues, with Obama insisting the rates on the top 2 percent of earners must go up and Boehner standing steadfast that they must not. Boehner, instead, has proposed raising $800 billion through unspecified loophole closings and

limits on tax deductions. On Tuesday, the president said he would consider lowering rates for the top 2 percent of earners — next year, not now — as part of a broader tax overhaul effort that would close loopholes, limit deductions and find other sources of government revenue. “It’s possible that we may be able to lower rates by broadening the base at that point,” Obama said. On Medicare and Social Security, the Republican proposals would do relatively little to curb the deficit over the next decade, but the impact would grow over the longer term. Raising the Medicare retirement age from 65 to 67, for instance, would wring $148 billion from the program over 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate last year, about one-fourth of the savings House Republicans hope to claim from federal health programs. Another idea that gained currency during the Obama-Boehner talks last year would change the annual inflation measure used for Social Security cost-of-living increases and the indexation of tax brackets for inflation. Many economists and government budget specialists believe the system is a more accurate measure of inflation because it takes into account changes in purchasing behavior.

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CAIRO — More than 100,000 Egyptians protested outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, fueling tensions over Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and the adoption by his allies of a controversial draft constitution. The outpouring of anger across the Egyptian capital, the Mediterranean port of Alexandria and a string of other cities pointed to a prolonged standoff between the president and a newly united opposition. Morsi’s opponents, long fractured by bickering and competing egos, have been re-energized since he announced decrees last month that place him above oversight of any kind, including by the courts, and provide immunity to two key bodies dominated by his allies: The 100-member panel drafting the constitution and parliament’s upper chamber. The decrees have led to charges that Morsi’s powers turned him into a “new pharaoh.” The large turnout in Tuesday’s protests — dubbed “The Last Warning” by organizers — signaled sustained

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“no” vote on the draft constitution in a nationwide referendum set for Dec. 15, or call on Egyptians to boycott the vote. Already, the country’s powerful judges have said they will not take on their customary role of overseeing the vote, thus robbing it of much of its legitimacy. Morsi was in the presidential palace conducting business as usual as the protesters gathered outside. He left for home through a back door as the crowds continued to swell, according to a presidential official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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The upcoming legislative session will feature lively debates on a range of major fiscal issues, from Medicaid expansion to tax cuts to tightening an already pretty tight state budget. But social conservatives see hope for passing a handful of measures that have eluded them in the pass. Success might hinge on a small coalition of conservative lobbyists. I use the term lobbyist loosely here because these activists don’t fit the normal mold of most lobbyists that frequent the marbled halls of the state Capitol. Most others represent some business interests. They meet over expensive lunches to discuss how a particular bill would benefit or harm their clients. These lunches are often followed by campaign contributions that certainly Jason do not hurt their chance of Tolbert | getting the opportunity to plead their case. There’s nothing illegal about it as long as it remains transparent and all of the rules are followed. But things are far different for the social conservative crowd, which includes such fixtures as Jerry Cox with the Family Council of Arkansas, Larry Page of the Arkansas Family and Ethics Council and Rose Mimms from Arkansas Right to Life. It was almost comical a few years ago when former Arkansas lottery director Ernie Passailaigue referred to Cox as a “well paid lobbyist” in refuting some claim Cox made regarding the lottery. Instead of money, this group exerts influence based largely on its grassroots network of conservative activists. When legislators feel this group speaks for the views of voters in their district, they tend to listen. In addition, both Cox and Mimms ask candidates to answer questionnaires during campaigns. The questions usually are based on issues they plan

to advance during the next legislative session. Although not quite a pledge, the answers candidates give on the questionnaires can be used to hold legislators accountable for the positions they take. A problem for these groups this election season was the reluctance of many Democrats to complete the surveys. Some candidates were advised by their consultants not to complete them because opponents might use their answers against them. This was a departure from previous years when conservative Democrats were happy to complete the surveys and often used them as evidence of their conservative views in districts that leaned conservative though voters often elected Democrats. Twenty-three Republican Senate candidates completed Arkansas Right to Life’s voter survey while only three Democratic Senate candidates completed one. On the House side, 56 Republicans filled out the pro-life group’s survey while only 11 Democrats completed it. These numbers were similar for Family Council’s voter guide. You get a good idea of the issues Right to Life will be advancing from the group’s survey. It asked candidates where they stand on measures restricting abortions after the point at which a fetus can experience pain, on prohibiting Obamacare funds to be used for abortions in Arkansas and on prohibiting chemical abortions performed by a doctor via a webcam. Mimms has said her group will work to pass legislation encompassing each issue in the 2013 regular session and that answers to the survey will assist the group in gauging support. Republicans will have a 21-14 advantage in the Senate. In the House, Republicans will have the narrowest of majorities — 51-48-1. Additionally, Republicans Please see TOLBERT | A5

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Letters Good Samaritans I am writing this so that, hopefully, the folks involved will see it. Last Saturday, Dec. 1, I had a one-car accident about 2:15 in the afternoon on Airport Road. Thankfully, I am alive and all my injuries will heal in time. I sat there with the car horn blaring and about half a dozen vehicles passed by and did not stop to help. Finally, two vehicles stopped. One was a couple. The lady was a nurse. The man with her and the man from the other vehicle stayed with me, unhooked the car horn and called police for me. I was so shaken up I failed to get their names. This all reminded me of the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke chapter 10 in the Holy Bible. The priest and Levite passed on by, and it was the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped a stranger. I want to publicly say thank you to those Good Samaritans. I also want to say “Shame on you” to the several who passed by and did not stop. I could have been bleeding and bled to death before help came.

How would you feel if that happened to you? Jesus said that whatever we do to even the least, we do also to Him. We all need to be Good Samaritans to anyone in need no matter what. Francie Workman Jonesboro

Fiscal cliff blame The fiscal cliff is in the news. I may not understand it completely, but I think I know the essence. If Congress does not vote by Dec. 31 to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, American taxpayers fall over the cliff and individuals begin to pay thousands more in federal taxes in 2013. We avoid the cliff if Congress extends the cuts. To understand the cliff, consider an Arkansan making $125 per hour. An employee or a self-employed small businessman, either one, doesn’t matter — $125 per hour, 40 hour week, 52 weeks each year. If President Barack Obama gets what he wants, American taxpayers will not fall over the cliff. You, I and the Arkansan making $125 per hour will pay the same federal income tax

in 2013 as we paid in 2012. No increase. Now consider an Arkansan making $150 per hour. If Obama gets what he wants, American taxpayers will not fall over the cliff. You and I will pay the same federal income tax in 2013 we paid in 2012. However, the Arkansan making $150 per hour will pay $2,300 more in 2013 than he or she paid in 2012. Republicans do not want to raise the tax rates on those making $150 per hour. President Obama does. That’s why the fiscal cliff is looming. If Congress does not act and we fall over the fiscal cliff, Republicans will get the blame. Right or wrong, good or bad, though they share only half the blame, Republicans will feel the brunt of the blame. In a letter to the editor three months before the election, I predicted Gov. Mitt Romney would lose. If compromise is not reached and we fall over the cliff, Republicans will lose again in 2016. This is a serious scenario for America. We don’t need a oneparty republic. We need a Please see LETTERS | A5

Attacks on Rice unfair; it’s what she represents In 1953, an Army officer by the name of Irving Peress was promoted from captain to major. Peress was a leftist, possibly a communist, and word of his advancement in rank reached Sen. Joseph McCarthy in Washington. He asserted that the promotion proved the Army was “soft on communism” and he launched an investigation that transfixed the nation. Peress, by the way, was a mere dentist. He was the Susan Rice of his day. Rice, of course, is a much more substantial figure. She is the U.N. ambassador, a friend of Barack Obama’s and a member of his Cabinet. Still, the attack Richard on her is so disproportionate to what she is accused Cohen | of having done — just what was it, exactly? — that as in the Peress case, you have to conclude that there is something more at work. At first, I thought we were witnessing just another example of Sen. John McCain doing his Rumpelstiltskin number — throwing a fit and stomping his feet. It was McCain who first leveled the solemn charge that Rice had lied to the Sunday TV shows about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She had characterized it as a spontaneous

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This sense of an aimless foreign policy, one lacking any moral fervor (or fiber) irritates conservatives much more than liberals. riot when it was, in fact, a planned attack by a local al-Qaida affiliate. But Rice was hewing to the early line established by the intelligence community. If the CIA and others were wrong — or deceptive — then so, inevitably, was she. Just as surely as day follows night, McCain’s broadside was echoed by Sen. Lindsey Graham. It was soon taken up by 97 Republicans in the House who found Rice unqualified to become secretary of state — a post to which she has not been nominated. “Ambassador Rice is widely viewed as having willfully or incompetently misled the American public,” they bellowed. I think Rice would make a dandy secretary of state. She’s close to the president and that matters a great deal. But she is also seen as overly political and that, as much as her version of Benghazi, is what troubles some others. Oddly enough, Sen. John Kerry, a former presidential candidate and another potential secretary of state, is seen as much more of a statesmen. He is indeed an independent foreign-policy thinker who has, as in days of old, restored the prestige and importance of the Foreign Relations Commit-

tee of which he is chairman. But the awful truth is that it hardly matters who Obama chooses. Foreign policy is run from the White House and not the State Department. Hillary Clinton is about to retire, and while she has done a commendable job at Foggy Bottom, we cannot expect the inevitable book by her to reveal a Clinton Doctrine. For the most part, she executed, not initiated, foreign policy. So what is this fuss all about? Not Rice, that’s for sure. It has turned instead into an expression of unease about Obama’s foreign policy and its politicization. The unfortunate Peress came to personify the government’s alleged indifference to the (equally alleged) communist infiltration of the military and virtually everything else (with the possible exception of the American Legion). Similarly, Rice has become the personification of unhappiness with the use of intelligence leaks to buff Obama’s foreign policy image and the conducting of an amorphous foreign policy. Like Churchill’s famous pudding, it lacks theme. Syria is an example. American inaction

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has allowed the crisis to fester. Bashar al-Assad’s regime may be dusting off its formidable arsenal of chemical weapons, further evidence of how chaotic this crisis has become, but much of the time the White House has just trailed after Turkey or France. The war has spread, a refugee calamity has developed, 40,000 people have died and jihadists have come to play a prominent role. The Obama administration has been as lethargic on Syria as it initially was with Libya. This sense of an aimless foreign policy, one lacking any moral fervor (or fiber) irritates conservatives much more than liberals. It certainly enrages McCain, who cannot stomach the big guys kicking little guys around. He sees an administration that will not engage the American people on matters of foreign policy — make a case for intervention, not just say it’s too hard to do. The attack on Susan Rice is both unfair and excessive. But the issue is not the person but what she represents — in this case, the administration’s inability to articulate a foreign policy that marries American morality to American power, not merely American politics. Richard Cohen’s email address is cohenr@washpost.com. (c) 2012, Washington Post Writers Group

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Abe and Lyndon showed toughness, stealth Twice in a year, the arts have given us rare insight into the use of political power that is both grand and dispiriting — grand in its purpose and dispiriting in its exercise. In the spring came “The Passage of Power,” the fourth book in what eventually will be Robert Caro’s five-volume biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson, this one dealing with his political marriage to the Kennedy clan in 1960 and his ascension to the presidency three years later upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It recounts in stunning detail the most fertile few months in U.S. government history when, in a desperate impulse to stabilize a shaken nation and show Americans and the world that he was charge, Johnson forced — yes, forced — a reErnie luctant Congress to pass the Dumas | whole languishing Kennedy program, including the first serious civil rights law in nearly a century and, soon afterward, the beginnings of a universal health-care system, which had escaped presidents since Teddy Roosevelt. Next was the release last month of “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s film about the last days before Abraham Lincoln’s assassination when, against all odds, the president maneuvered Congress into referring to the states the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery. He forced the amendment through Congress before General Lee could surrender and Dixie could be restored to the union. For Arkansans who see the movie, the Arkansas Legislature — or a bunch of unionists assembled for the purpose — ratified the 13th Amendment on the day

No one will be surprised to learn from the tapes and notes Caro unearthed that Lyndon Johnson cajoled, bullied and lied to keep the Kennedy team on board after their leader’s death ... that John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in Ford’s Theater, April 14, 1865. We don’t often yoke Lincoln and Johnson in our minds — the likable, thoughtful, sometimes sublime man who saved the union and the crude, selfpitying, bullying man who would leave office despised by a good part of the country, mainly for the Vietnam War. But they are linked in history, mainly by Lincoln’s emancipation of the slaves and Johnson’s efforts a full century later to bring fulfillment to the promise of abolition, but also, we now see, by a shared trait — the rare cunning and sheer will to use the awesome potential of the presidency to achieve ends they believed were noble and the nation’s destiny. In the book and the film, each exhaustively researched, we see the fleshy details, the underside of government, the things that make people say they are sick of politicians and that they just don’t trust government. That is the deal making, the compromising, the bullying, the hypocrisy, the logrolling, the self-indulgence, and, yes, the bribery, if you want to call it that. All of that is the currency of democracy, and it always has been, from the Greeks forward, and here it is laid at the feet of great national leaders at their finest moments. No one will be surprised to learn from the tapes and notes Caro unearthed that Lyndon Johnson cajoled, bullied and lied to keep the Kennedy team on board after their leader’s death, to trap the

chief justice and a right-wing Southern Democrat into leading the national investigation of the assassination when both told him no, to maneuver Southern Democratic chairmen who were inimical to civil rights and the whole Kennedy program into letting all that legislation go through, and to massage the egos of Republican leaders so that they went along reluctantly, too. Caro, whose books reflect his personal dislike of Johnson, is filled with transparent admiration for a man who used the baser skills he had learned in roiling Texas politics to fulfill the American promise for its dispossessed — the descendants of Lincoln’s freed slaves, the disabled, the destitute farmers of the Dust Bowl, Texas hills and the Deep South, the low-paid workers and their families, the uneducated, the masses of aged poor. Rejecting counsel that he should not squander his sudden power and popularity on hopeless causes that parts of the nation would condemn (“then what the hell’s the presidency for?” he is supposed to have snapped), Johnson gave the country three civil rights laws, a tax cut, Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, broad federal aid to education, food stamps and an array of anti-poverty programs — all those things that drive the tea party bonkers. The poverty rate fell by half during his five years in office. Caro’s final book, the Vietnam years, will restore his scoundrel veneer. But who, besides the historians and

the Confederate sympathizers among us, knew that Abe Lincoln, he of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural, was on occasion a knave and a deceiver who could buy off or bully weak lawmakers (they had a swag of $75,000 for that purpose supposedly) and cleverly deceive Congress into believing that there was not an official delegation from the Confederacy at the city’s gates beseeching instant peace? Lincoln knew that his emancipation proclamation did not carry the majesty of law and that if slavery was to be abolished, totally and forever, it needed to be done constitutionally and that it needed to be adopted by Congress and referred to the states before the war ended and the Southern states were restored to the union and to Congress. So he wanted it done in a lame-duck session rather than with a new more favorable Congress that would take office in the spring, perhaps after Confederate surrender. If Congress thought that peace could be had instantly, many would not have voted for the amendment, so at a critical moment before the vote Lincoln kept the emissaries cooling their heels and sent a note to Congress that was technically true but misleading. Regardless, a triumphal moment in American history, most of us agree. Perhaps there is a divine purpose in all things, and here it was for Caro and Spielberg to light the path for another president, who needs at another critical juncture for the nation to temper his idealism with a little of the toughness and stealth of Lyndon and Abe. Ernie Dumas, a veteran Arkansas journalist, writes a weekly column for the Arkansas Times.

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enough Democrats on board to get their bills through committee. It is possible, but it will certainly be one of the subplots to watch. Jason Tolbert is an accountant and conservative political blogger. His blog — The Tolbert Report — is linked at ArkansasNews.com. His email is jason@TolbertReport.com.

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Billy Davis

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Billy Floyd Davis, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Bono, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the age of 74. He was the loving husband of the late Doris Caples Davis; beloved son of the late Vern and Irene Davis; devoted father of Martin Lee (Gina) Davis, Pam (Roger Englert) Davis and Terry (Laura) Davis; adored grandfather of Vanessa Davis, Micah (Jen) Manley, Justin Davis and Joshua Davis; cherished great-grandfather of Micah Manley, Maddox Manley, Layne Davis, Trevor Davis and Gage Davis; and dear brother of Jim Davis, Dan Davis and Sue Smith. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Manley. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 tonight at RollerFarmers Funeral Home, 1900 W. Washington Ave., in Jonesboro. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Online registry: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com

Jimmie Garrison

JONESBORO — Jimmie Lee Garrison, 73, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Bernards Medical Center. H e w a s b o r n and had lived m o s t of his life in Jonesb o r o . Garrison He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of 30 years, where he worked as a senior chief

Nancy Graham SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Nancy Graham, 49, a homemaker, was born Dec. 14, 1962, in Jonesboro, to the late Jimmie Lee and Brooxie Nell Miller and passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Graham was a graduate of Arkansas State University and a member of Getwell Road United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended the Tuesday morning ladies’ Bible study classes. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Doug Graham of Southaven, Miss.; a son, Spencer Matthew Graham, and daughter, Erin Elizabeth Graham, both of the home; a brother, David Miller and his wife Joy of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Rosanne Miller of Jonesboro and Becky Miller Crow and her husband, Stanley of Water Valley, Miss.; her motherin-law, Dora Graham of Pocahontas; her brother-in-law, Greg Graham and his wife Michele of Paragould; two nieces, Katie Miller and Lauren Graham; four nephews, William Miller, Robert Miller, Michael Crow and Garrett Graham; and a host of friends and relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her fatherin-law, R.H. Graham of

Pocahontas. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Getwell Road United Methodist Church in Southaven. Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven directed by Twin Oaks Funeral Home.

For lasting memorials please consider the Concordia Christian Academy, 1812 S. Rains, Jonesboro, Ar., 72401, or the American Cancer Society, 1205 S. Madison, Jonesboro, Ar., 72401. Online registry: emersonfuneralhome.com.

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KENNETT. Mo. — Bill Huff, 79, of Kennett, Mo., formerly of Greenway passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home. Survivors include his wife Alice Huff of Kennett; daughter, Pam Stone of Holcomb, Mo.; grandchildren, B.J. Stone and wife Terri of Portageville, Mo.; two greatgrandchildren, Laney Grace and Brandy Taylor; and brother, Charles Huff of Germantown, Tenn. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today in Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway with Jack Allen officiating. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements. Online registry: www. hoggardfuneralhome. com

NEWPORT — Pete Passalaqua of Newport died Sunday. Survivors include his wife, Janice Vandiver Passalaqua; a daughter, Jeannie Broyles, and son, Jeff Passalaqua and wife, Kathy, all of Hoxie; two stepsons, Dewayne Pierce and Bobby Pierce, both of Newport; a brother, Joseph Passalaqua of River Ridge, La.; nine grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Lawrence County Memorial Park Cemetery at Walnut Ridge. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service Friday. Online registry: www. jacksonsfh.com

Mary B. Oliver

Nancy Rodgers

JONESBORO — Mary Beth Oliver, 43, of Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. She h a d lived in Jonesboro for eight years, m o v ing here f r o m Huntsville, A l a . Oliver Mary Beth was a member of First Baptist Church and the Junior Auxiliary. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in learning disability from Auburn University. Mary Beth enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. Survivors include her children, Tripp and Reagan Oliver of the home; parents, John and Sandy Vanderveldt of Palm City, Fla.; sisters, Jennifer Vanderveldt Schmidt of Denver; Laura Vanderveldt Thomas of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nieces, Bergen and Lauren Schmidt and nephew, Reese Thomas. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bruce Tippit officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will be private, and there will be no public visitation.

WALNUT RIDGE — Nancy Lou Edith Rodgers, 88, of Walnut Ridge passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Fowler and husband Jerry of Sedgwick; two granddaughters, Holly Dever and husband Billy, Crystal Moore and husband James; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa Dever, Sadie Moore and Tyler Moore; many other relatives and friends. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday with Dennis Truxler officiating. Interment will be in Old Military Cemetery. Online registry: www. bryanfh.com

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JONESBORO — An Arkansas State University student reported the theft of a $700 iPhone to University Police. Jeremy Smith, State University, told UPD authorities he allowed someone to use his phone, and that individual ran away with it at 7:52 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Student Union. Other reports recently filed with UPD include:

■ Chadrick O. Johnson, State University, theft of an ASU ID card between 4 and 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 27. ■ Jesse Michael Wolf, State University, theft of a $400 iPhone and case on the first floor of the Carl R. Reng Student Union between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. ■ Patricia Murphy of Jonesboro, theft of $150 from her purse in the Communications/Edu-

cation Building between 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 and 6 p.m. on Nov. 28. ■ Trevor D. Lewis of Jonesboro, theft of a $300 phone from the Red Wolf Recreation Center between 4:40 and 5:15 p.m. Nov. 29. ■ Bridgett Laprecious Taylor, State University, theft of a wallet, including ID and debit cards, from the Student Union between noon Nov. 28 and 10:28 a.m. Nov. 29.

Drew Scott MARMADUKE — Drew Garrett Scott of Marmaduke died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Drew was born March 24, 1996, in Paragould, to Rodney Scott and Shera Scott. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Paragould. Burial will follow in New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Drew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eddie Smith. Drew is survived by his father and stepmother,

Rodney and Angie Scott of Marmaduke, and his mother, Shera Scott of Paragould; five siblings, Hyden Cooper of Paragould, Jillian and her husband Allen Lenderman of Brookland, Tyler Scott and Ali Perrin of Marmaduke and Jolee Scott of Paragould; grandparents, Mary Scott of Paragould, Charles and Erma Scott of Jonesboro and Serena and Rick Fulkerson of Paragould and step-grandparents Ray Phillips of Marmaduke and Tommy and Patsy Harvey of Swifton. Online condolences may be sent to heathfuneralhome.com.

Jerry W. Stevenson BAY — Jerry Wayne Stevenson, 60, of Bay passed away Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Bernards Hospital. He is survived by sister, Peggy Binford of Toledo, Ohio and brother, Willie Stevenson of Jonesboro. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul MBC with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral arrangements are by Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home.

Alpha Smith WALNUT RIDGE — Alpha Smith, 86, of Walnut Ridge passed away early Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born March 24, 1926, at Powhatan, the daughter of Charles and Mattie Rash Hall, she was a retired employee of Lawrence Memorial Hospital working in housekeeping. She was united in marriage to Dempsey “Red” Smith on July 15, 1944. He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, a greatgrandchild and a greatgreat-grandchild. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Wells and husband Jerry of Clover Bend and Debra Hankins and husband J.R. of Bryant; two sons, Bobby Smith and wife Kay of Black Rock and Jimmy Smith of Powhatan; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many other relatives and friends. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday with Don House officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Martin, Shane Foley, Matthew Stewart, Jeff Wells, Nick Smith, Frankie Meeks and Christopher Taft. Interment will be in Clover Bend

Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Thursday evening. Online registry: www. bryanfh.com

Emma E. Wilson

PARAGOULD — Emma Elizabeth Wilson, 93, of Paragould passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and loved life. She was a member of Center Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Sonney of Houston, Texas, Beverly Sonney and beloved son-in-law, Melvin Sonney, both of Paragould; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Lee Wilson; two sons, Stanley Wilson and Randall Wilson; a daughter, Peggy Burleigh; one granddaughter; one grandson; three brothers; and two sisters. Services will be noon Thursday in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel at Paragould, with Gary Cremeens and Michael Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ed Jernigan, Sean Jernigan, Chuck Palmer, Terry Sanders, Danie Summitt and Phil Wilson. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Home Inc. in Paragould would be appreciated. Online registry: www. mitchellfuneralhomes. com

Venita Withrow

ASH FLAT — Venita June Draper Withrow, 78, of Ash Flat, formerly of Sims, Ill., died Sunday, Dec, 2, 2012. She was born Aug. 19, 1934. Survivors include stepdaughters, Annette Burgess of Millstadt, Ill., and Loretta Lawrence of Las Vegas; children, Dava Austin of Sims, Rodney McCormick of Carmi, Ill., Lisa Long of Hardy, Russell Draper of Cherokee Village, Richard Draper of Jonesboro, Angela Doty of Salem, Lori Gentry and Robert Draper, both of Ash Flat; sister, Joyce Scott of Sims; 16 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Riding on Faith Cowboy Church in Salem.

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HARRISBURG — A search led to authorities finding drugs and putting two men behind bars. Parker K. Smith, 40, and Kenneth C. Parker, 54, both of 7313 Old Military Lane, Harrisburg were arrested Saturday night after deputies and Harrisburg police went to the home to serve a search warrant. The house and the two men had been under investigation after authorities got word of meth being used and sold out of the Smith home, Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills said.

Authorities found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police said. Deputy Bobby New interviewed Smith after the arrest. Smith told authorities that he had a bad drug habit and needed help, New said. “Smith told me he did not smoke meth (ice) because he did not like the taste ... Smith also said he liked to smoke his weed and he was a pothead and that he knew better and was raised better,” New said of the conversation with Smith. Parker was arrested on

suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance (meth) with intent to use, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Poinsett County District Judge Ron Hunter set a $50,000 cash bond for Smith and a $10,000 bond for Parker. Both Smith and Parker are being held in the Poinsett County Jail.

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mechanic, and was of the Protestant belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mildred Shelton Garrison; brother, Eugene Garrison; and stepdaughter, Susan Ciontea. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Nadine Blanchard-Garrison of the home; daughters, Judymarie Wall (Jeff) of Mount Vernon, N.H., Terri Winget (John) of Seattle, Tammy Bryan (Mike) of Colorado and Kelly Ranager (Jarvis) of Lucedale, Miss.; three stepdaughters, Sandra Headrick of Mary Ester, Fla., Lisa Betts (David) of Jonesboro and Kristi Lea (Adam) of Jacksonville, N.C.; son, Bill Garrison (Jerri) of San Antonio; sister, Sue Long and Faye Flannigan; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with Dr. Richard Neeley officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge. There will be no visitation. Online registry: www. emersonfuneralhome. com


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Bond set for man with meth lab BY WAYLON HARRIS Sun Staff Writer wharris@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — Special Judge Curt Huckaby found probable cause Tuesday to charge a Monette area man with felony drug offenses after sheriff’s deputies said they found him under his mobile home with an active methamphetamine lab. Huckaby found probable cause to charge Larry Galloway, 36, 2737 Craighead Road 538, near Monette, with two felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to an incident report, sheriff’s deputies and Monette police officers went to Galloway’s residence Sunday

after learning he was possibly there manufacturing meth. They were met at the residence by a woman who told authorities she was unsure where Galloway was. While searching the yard, Craighead County Deputy Sheriff Chris Kelems said he found Galloway hiding under the mobile home. Also under and near the home, authorities said they found several items they suspected were used in the drug manufacturing process, including a bottle they said contained lithium strips that were “still bubbling.” Officers also found a suspected meth pipe in the residence.

Huckaby set bond for Galloway at $3,500 and ordered him to appear Jan. 7 in circuit court in Lake City . Huckaby also found probable cause to charge Karen Primm, 48, 4604 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro, with felony fourthoffense driving while intoxicated, felony possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, felony tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor possession of a Class 4 controlled substance. According to an Arkansas State Police probable cause affidavit, Primm was stopped at about 11:50 p.m. Monday on Stadium Boulevard where a state trooper observed

her traveling 25 mph in a 45 mph zone with a defective passenger tail light. ASP Cpl. Billy Calderon said in the affidavit Primm appeared to show indications of “drug induced intoxication.” After arresting Primm, Calderon did an inventory search of Primm’s vehicle where he found a plastic bag containing suspected Valium, according to the report. While searching the rear seat area of his patrol unit at the detention center, Calderon said he found two suspected Adderall capsules in the “area of reach where Primm was seated.” Huckaby set bond for Primm at $2,500 and ordered her to appear in circuit court Feb. 1.

4-H Horse and Pony Roundup set Dec. 15 JONESBORO — The Northeast Arkansas 4-H Horse and Pony Roundup will be 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the ASU Equine Center, said Brittany Carwell, Craighead County Agent 4-H. “Bring your horse and saddle up to improve your horsemanship skills and your knowledge of 4-H horse show events,” Carwell aid. “This clinic is designed for youth who are interested in the 4-H horse project. The event is also open to all 4-H members. Carwell said 4-Hers can bring their friends, families and horses.

Police/Courts Man says he was robbed by his drug dealer JONESBORO — A 27-year-old man said he was robbed at gunpoint by two drug dealers he agreed to meet to buy marijuana. The victim told Jonsboro police the robbers took $173 in cash and his cellphone Monday afternoon behind an apartment building on East Johnson Avenue. The perpetrators were not believed to live in the apartment complex. Another 27-year-old man said a man who was hanging out with him at his apartment on Belt Street robbed him of $330 Monday evening. The victim said he didn’t know the other guy’s name, but they hung out together a few times in the past. Police also investigated a burglary at a home in the 400 block of Wilkins Avenue. The daughter of the homeowner said her father suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning and a friend took him to the hospital. She said her father believes the friend returned to the home and stole a 42-inch TV and a checkbook. Two women reported car break-ins in separate parts of town. One woman said someone broke a glass window to gain entry to her car while parked at a business in the 800 block of South Church Street and stole a purse containing numerous debit and credit cards, personal information, a checkbook and a dress. The other woman said she left her vehicle unlocked at her home in the 200 block of North Rogers Street, and someone took her purse containing a cell phone charger and personal documents. A building contractor said someone entered a

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house under construction on Turfway Drive and stole copper wire that will cost about $7,000 to replace. A 2000 green Dodge Monaco van was reported stolen from Duke’s Hot Shot, 4114 Service Road.

Jonesboro firefighters answer 21 alarms JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the following alarms during the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. Tuesday. ■ At 6:16 p.m. Monday, 1522 North Church St., vehicle accident with injury. ■ At 8:02 p.m. Monday, 2501 Danner Ave., false alarm. ■ At 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, 3818 Quail Drive, gas leak. ■ At 10:48 a.m. Tuesday, 4307 Southwest Drive, false alarm. ■ At 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, West Nettleton, rubbish fire. ■ At 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, 300 Mallory Court, public service. ■ At 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, 1238 South Madison St., arcing electrical accident. ■ At 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, 2001 East Nettleton, false alarm. ■ At 4:57 p.m. Tuesday, 2509 Aggie Road, false alarm. ■ At 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 3215 East Johnson, vehicle accident. ■ At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, intersection at Parker and Caraway, vehicle accident. Firefighters also responded to 10 medical assists.

Because of incorrect information given to The Sun, a story in Tuesday’s edition, “Cookies with Santa hosted by Community Action Network,” contained incorrect information. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the old Bono Post Office. The Sun regrets the error.

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included handling an account for Paragould Country Club. Pollock allegedly forged 75 checks, totaling $52,561.95, made payable to Paragould Country Club and then cashed the checks between 2010 and her termination, the affidavit said. Pillow said the charges against Pollock were not unexpected, stating that the investigation into the arson had been ongoing since the fire at the firm. Wilson said prior to the

fire, he had no knowledge of the alleged forgery and theft. “I became aware of that when I got back, when I started going through everything with the fire,” he said. After the fire, Wilson told The Daily Press that Pollock had been dealing with personal issues that were unrelated to his business affairs. He said Tuesday he did not believe the personal issues Pollock was dealing with

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NEW YORK — Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks and photographed while he was still alive — an image of desperation that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post. A day after Ki-Suck Han was hit by an oncoming train, emotional questions arose over the photograph of the helpless man standing before an oncoming train at the Times Square station. The moral issue among professional photojournalists in such situations is “to document or to assist,� said Kenny Irby, an expert

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Uniformed and plainclothes police officers stand outside a New York subway station after a man was killed after falling into the path of a train Monday. Transit officials say police are investigating whether he could have been pushed onto the tracks. in the ethics of visual journalism at the Poynter Institute, a Floridabased nonprofit journalism school. He said that’s the choice professional pho-

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the photo of Han desperately looking at the train, unable to climb off the tracks in time. It was shot for the Post by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi. “I’m sorry. Somebody’s on the tracks. That’s not going to help,� said Al Roker on NBC’s “Today� show as the photo was displayed. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien tweeted: “I think it’s terribly disturbing — imagine if that were your father or brother.� Larry King reached out to followers on Twitter to ask: “Did the (at)nypost go too far?� Commentary posted on social media and in news broadcasts came down to one unanswered question: Why didn’t Abbasi help Han? But Irby said it’s not that simple. “What was done was not necessarily unethical,� Irby said. “It depends on the individual at the time of action.� It depends, he said, on whether the photographer was strong enough to lift the man, or close enough. Abbasi said he got the shot while running to the scene and firing off his camera in hopes the flash would attract the attention of the train conductor, the Post reported. “So there was an attempt to help,� said Irby, who blames Post editors “for the outcry� because they made the decision to publish the image. The Post didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press and didn’t immediately make Abbasi available. His number isn’t listed in New York area telephone directories.

2 more guilty of hate crime in Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. — Two more white men have pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi. Three other white men have already pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of James Craig Anderson, who was beaten and then run over in Jackson on June 26, 2011. Anderson was a 47-year-old worker at a car plant. None of the men have been sentenced. Jonathan Gaskamp and William Montgomery entered pleas Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson. They pleaded guilty to one count of the Federal Hate Crime Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a hate crime. Prosecutors say Gaskamp was in truck that ran down Anderson.

New judge appointed in Fort Hood case FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army’s highest legal branch has appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect. U.S. Army Col. Tara Osborn was named Tuesday to head the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan. He faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings that killed 13 and wounded more than two dozen on the Texas Army post. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Monday ousted the previous judge, Col. Gregory Gross, saying he appeared biased against Hasan. The court tossed out Gross’ order to have Hasan’s beard forcibly shaved before his courtmartial. Army spokesman Maj. S. Justin Platt said he didn’t know when Osborn would arrive at Fort Hood. It’s unclear when hearings in the case will resume.

Girl sought after being taken from hospital PHOENIX — Authorities in Arizona say they are considering criminal charges if the mother of an 11-yearold girl with leukemia doesn’t return her to a medical facility. Phoenix police say the girl, Emily, had been receiving chemotherapy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Police say an infection forced doctors to amputate her arm and insert a device to deliver medications. The child’s mother removed her from the hospital Wednesday night. Authorities say the girl is at great risk for a deadly infection. Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of the mother — Norma Bracamontes. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos says criminal negligence charges could be sought against her, but their first priority is getting the child back to the hospital.

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NASA aims to send another rover to Mars BY ALICIA CHANG Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — NASA is headed to Mars — again. The space agency said Tuesday it plans to launch another mega-rover to Mars in 2020 that will be modeled after the wildly popular Curiosity. To keep costs down, engi-

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. (center) gestures during a news conference Monday on Capitol Hill in Washington to urge Senate approval of an international agreement for protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. From second from left are, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Kerry and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill.

GOP opposition downs UN disability agreement BY JIM ABRAMS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. With 38 Republicans casting “no” votes, the 6138 vote fell five short of the two-thirds majority needed to ratify a treaty. The vote took place in an unusually solemn atmosphere, with senators sitting at their desks rather than milling around the podium. Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, looking frail and in a wheelchair, was in the chamber to support the treaty. The treaty, already signed by 155 nations and ratified by 126 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, states that nations should strive to assure that the disabled enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms as their fellow citizens. Republicans objected to taking up a treaty during the lame-duck session of the Congress and warned that the treaty could pose a threat to U.S. national sovereignty. “I do not support the cumbersome regulations and potentially overzealous

international organizations with anti-American biases that infringe upon American society,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. He and other opponents were not swayed by support for the treaty from some of the GOP’s prominent veterans, including the 89-year-old Dole, who was disabled during World War II; Sen. John McCain, who also suffered disabling injuries in Vietnam; Sen. Dick Lugar, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee; and

former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh. Eight Republicans voted to approve the treaty. The treaty also was widely backed by the disabilities community and veterans groups. White House press secretary Jay Carney called the vote disappointing and noted that President Barack Obama had declared, in a written statement read in tribute to Dole just before the vote, that “disability rights should not stop at our nation’s shores.”

neers will borrow Curiosity’s blueprints, build from spare parts where possible and use proven technology including the novel landing system that delivered the car-size rover inside an ancient crater in August. The announcement comes as NASA reboots its Mars exploration program

during tough fiscal times. “If we act now, we can build one at the lowest possible price,” NASA sciences chief John Grunsfeld said in an interview. Like Curiosity, the mission will be managed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but many other details still need to be worked out.

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Fight surges around Damascus

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BEIRUT — Syria’s civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad’s seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in the 20-monthold conflict. Numerous reports emerged of at least a dozen people killed near the ancient city and elsewhere, and the regime said nine students and a teacher died from rebel mortar fire on a school. The state news agency originally said 30 people had been killed in the attack. While many of the mostly poor, Sunni Muslim suburbs ringing Da-

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Syrian residents stand in line outside a bakery during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces (unseen) Monday in Aleppo, Syria. mascus have long been opposition hotbeds, fighting has intensified in the area in recent weeks as rebels press a battle they hope will finish Assad’s regime. “The push to take Damascus is a real one, and

intense pressure to take control of the city is part of a major strategic shift by rebel commanders,” said Mustafa Alani of the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center. “They have realized that without bringing the fight to

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Damascus, the regime will not collapse.” The increased pressure has raised worries that he or his forces will resort to desperate measures, perhaps striking neighbors Turkey or Israel, or using chemical weapons. NATO foreign ministers approved Turkey’s request for Patriot anti-missile systems to be deployed along its southern border to defend against possible strikes from Syria. “We stand with Turkey in the spirit of strong solidarity,” NATO SecretaryGeneral Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters after the meeting in Brussels. “To anyone who would want to attack Turkey, we say, ‘Don’t even think about it!’” Before the meeting, Fogh Rasmussen said he expected any use of chemical weapons to get an “immediate reaction from the international community.” On Monday, President Barack Obama said there would be consequences if Assad made the “tragic mistake” of deploying chemical weapons, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he agreed with the U.S. position. “We are of the same opinion, that these weapons should not be used and must not reach terror groups,” Netanyahu said. U.S. intelligence has seen signs that Syria is moving materials inside chemical weapons facilities recently, though it is unsure what the movement means. Still, U.S. officials said the White House and its allies are weighing military options should they decide to secure Syria’s chemical and biological weapons.

UN: Rwanda led rebels in capture of Goma UNITED NATIONS — U.N. experts are accusing the Rwandan military of commanding and joining rebel forces in eastern Congo in their recent capture of the strategic city of Goma. The expert panel released a letter, photos, and a day-by-day outline of Rwandan support for the M23 rebels who held the city of 1 million for two weeks before Congolese soldiers took back control Monday. The letter was a follow-up to a report last month that made similar accusations against Rwandan forces in the run-up to the seizure of Goma. In the letter to a Security Council committee, the experts said the recent capture of Goma “strongly upholds” their earlier conclusion that the Rwandan government and allies in the Ugandan government are equipping and commanding the rebels. The Associated Press obtained the letter Tuesday.

2 new containerships slated for Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A New Jersey-based shipping company says it will finance the $350 million construction of two containerships for Puerto Rico trade that will help the environment. TOTE Inc. said Tuesday the ships will operate on liquefied natural gas, generate 71 percent less carbon dioxide than other ships and nearly eliminate particulate matter and sulfur oxides. The company says the ships will sail between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with one beginning in 2015 and the other in 2016. They will be built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego and be able to accommodate five times the amount of 53-foot containers that current ships carry in Puerto Rico. TOTE says the ships will be able to carry large amounts of refrigerated cargo, including pharmaceuticals and produce.

Israeli diplomat dropped from election list

JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister has dropped his deputy, known for international incidents, from his list of candidates for Israel’s January 22 election. Danny Ayalon made headlines during a diplomatic spat with Turkey in 2010, when he forced the Turkish ambassador to sit on a low stool as an insult, and saw to it that the scene was televised. The maneuver worsened the crisis between the two nations. Ayalon eventually apologized. When Foreign Avigdor Lieberman, head of their party, read his list of candidates for parliament on Tuesday, Ayalon was not on it, party spokesman Tal Nahum said. Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu Party is running on a joint list with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud. Polls indicate the combined list will finish first, and Netanyahu will remain in his post.


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A teenage gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Neb., killing six store employees and two customers; Robert A. Hawkins, 19, then took his own life. President George W. Bush, trying to keep pressure on Iran, called on Tehran to “come clean” about the scope of its nuclear activities or else face diplomatic isolation.

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Flood 24 hr. Stage Level Chng. Eleven Point River Ravenden Spgs 15 2.82 -0.02 Strawberry River Poughkeepsie -- 1.38 +0.03 Cache River Egypt -- 4.75 -0.08 Patterson 8 3.21 -0.08 Cotton Plant -- 3.75 -0.01 Ouachita River Arkadelphia 17 3.97 -0.04 Camden 26 5.51 -0.02 Thatcher L/D hw 79 77.00 none Thatcher L/D tw 79 65.00 none Moro Bay St Pk -- 64.50 none Felsenthal hw 70 65.18 +0.01 Felsenthal tw 70 52.30 none Saline River Benton 18 3.47 +0.01 Sheridan -- 3.20 -0.04 Rye 26 5.42 -0.03 Warren -- 5.33 -0.04 Little Missouri River Boughton 20 0.29 -0.01 Bayou Bartholomew Garrett Bridge -- 5.49 -0.07 McGehee -- 3.11 -0.04 St. Francis River St. Francis 18 5.79 -0.04 Oak Donnic -- 8.11 +0.05 Madison 32 0.21 -0.06 L'Anguille River Colt -- 3.01 none Palestine 25 13.03 none Little River Basin Lakes Lake DeQueen 430.23 +0.01 Gillham Lake 494.36 -0.01 Dierks Lake 519.32 -0.03 Millwood Lake 259.39 none Arkansas River Basin Lakes Blue Mountain Lake 376.02 none Nimrod Lake 342.37 +0.01 White River Basin Lakes Beaver Lake 1109.76 +0.07 Table Rock Lake 906.20 +0.20 Bull Shoals Lake 646.43 -0.08 Norfolk Lake 541.91 -0.02 Greers Ferry Lake 454.10 +0.01

NATIONAL WEATHER

Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

WORLD CITIES

Today Thur. Today Thur. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W 39/28/pc 41/39/r Beijing 30/14/s 28/16/c London 71/41/s 72/41/s Berlin 30/25/pc 31/23/sn Mexico City 36/19/sf 32/23/s Bogota 64/48/c 64/50/c Montreal 24/17/pc 25/18/c Buenos Aires 82/71/t 81/59/r Moscow 42/31/sh 40/34/pc Cairo 69/53/pc 70/56/pc Paris 52/39/sh 52/36/s Hong Kong 66/57/r 64/59/c Rome 77/59/s 77/61/s Jerusalem 57/49/c 59/49/s Sydney 52/46/pc 59/41/s Johannesburg 78/56/t 66/55/t Tokyo Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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National Summary: Showers will stretch from the northern Gulf Coast to coastal New England today. Cooler air will push into the Appalachians with snow showers across the north. Some sunshine will stretch from the Upper Midwest to the Deserts. Rain and snow will fall on the Northwest. NATIONAL EXTREMES YESTERDAY (for the 48 contiguous states) National High: 89° at Corpus Christi, TX National Low: 1° at Rolla, ND

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Today Mark Pryor mobile office visit, 11 a.m., Osceola City Hall, 303 W. Hale St. ■ Sen. Mark Pryor mobile office visit, 1:30 p.m., Mississippi County Courthouse, 200 W. Walnut St., Blytheville. ■ Jonesboro Economical Transportation System Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Jonesboro Public Library.  

opening ceremony and tree-lighting 5 p.m., Hoxie City Park. ■ Hoxie Christmas parade, 6 p.m., downtown.  

 Friday ■ Blytheville Christmas parade, 7 p.m., Main Street. ■ Cash Christmas Parade, 6:30 p.m., downtown.  

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■ Swifton Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., downtown. ■ Osceola Christmas Parade, 5 p.m., downtown. ■ Lake City Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., downtown.  

Sunday ■ Brookland Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., downtown.  

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UV INDEX TODAY

Regional Summary: Mostly sunny today. Partly cloudy tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow. Friday: cloudy and mild with a shower possible. Saturday: warm with a shower possible; dry in the Ozarks. Thur. Hi/Lo/W 66/53/pc 61/53/pc 65/54/pc 65/52/pc 63/55/pc 57/50/pc 65/52/pc 64/53/pc 68/56/pc 63/53/pc 63/54/pc 64/53/pc 63/52/pc 64/50/pc 68/53/pc 66/55/pc 64/53/pc 64/55/pc

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Greenwood 66/49

El Dorado 64/41

Today City Hi/Lo/W Ashdown 66/40/pc Batesville 62/37/s Benton 66/40/s Bentonville 62/38/pc Blytheville 61/40/s C. Girardeau, MO 60/34/s Clarksville 65/36/s Conway 65/38/s Crossett 66/46/pc Des Arc 63/41/s Dyersburg, TN 62/39/s El Dorado 64/41/pc Fayetteville 62/35/pc Flippin 62/35/s Fort Smith 66/39/pc Hampton 65/44/pc Hot Springs 65/38/s Jackson, TN 62/41/s

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Fayetteville 62/35

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In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence. In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. In 1792, George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president. In 1831, former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1848, President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ‘49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. In 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. In 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany. In 1979, feminist Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church because of her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In 1991, Richard Speck, who’d murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966, died in prison a day short of his 50th birthday. In 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.

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On Dec. 5, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earth’s geomagnetic field and cooperating in the experimental relay of communications.

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year.

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Tommy Russell performs with the rest of the Arkansas State University Community Ringers for their Christmas concert on Monday at the Fowler Center in Jonesboro. The handbell choir, directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien and Dr. David Gilmore, also performed their annual concert at the Tyronza First Baptist Church on Sunday.

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County Quorum Court finance committee to discuss 2013 county budget, 9 a.m., Courthouse Annex. ■ Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom. ■ Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom. ■ Jonesboro Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., downtown. ■ Blytheville Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade: tree lighting, 6 p.m. Pocket Park. ■ Dickens in the Park

■ Craighead County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., county judge’s confer-

ence room, County Courthouse Annex; Public Service, Transportation and Finance committees meeting. ■ Buffalo Island Central School Board, 7 p.m., superintendent’s office, Monette. ■ Bay School Board, 6 p.m., cafeteria. ■ Bay City Council, 7 p.m., at Bay City Hall. ■ Cash City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. ■ Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall. ■ Marmaduke School Board, 6 p.m., high school library. ■ Lawrence County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., courthouse conference room. ■ Lawrence County School Board, Superintendent’s Meeting Room, Walnut Ridge campus, 5 p.m. ■ Hoxie School Board, 7 p.m., administration building boardroom. ■ Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, 6 p.m., Terminal Building. ■ Trumann School

Board, 6 p.m., Intermediate School, 221 Pine Ave. ■ Harrisburg School Board, 5 p.m., administration office boardroom. ■ Marked Tree City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall. ■ Marked Tree School Board, 6 p.m., high school library. ■ East Poinsett County School Board, 7 p.m., Tyronza Elementary library. ■ Osceola School Board, 6 p.m., district administrative boardroom. ■ Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. ■ Swifton City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. ■ Maynard School Board, 6:30 p.m., high school library. ■ Piggott School Board, 6:30 p.m., superintendent’s office. ■ Rector School Board, 6:30 p.m., elementary school conference room. ■ Sharp County Quorum Court, 6 p.m., courthouse at Ash Flat. ■ Evening Shade City Council, 6:30 p.m., Evening Shade School.

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Palestinian war crimes case faces long road BY JOSEF FEDERMAN AND MIKE CORDER Associated Press

JERUSALEM — Days after winning upgraded status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are threatening to join the world’s first permanent war crimes court and pursue charges against the Israelis. Although the Palestinians say that any decision is still a long ways off, the mere threat has unnerved Israel. But pressing a case may not be so simple and could potentially leave the Palestinians themselves vulnerable to prosecution. Since winning recognition as a nonmember observer state in the United Nations General Assembly last week, the Palestinians believe they now qualify for membership in the International Criminal Court. In opposing the Pales-

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Construction workers are seen at the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim Oct. 9, 2007, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman said Israel is moving forward with plans for two major settlement projects in east Jerusalem, even as a senior Palestinian official warned that his government could pursue war crimes charges if Israel doesn’t halt such construction. tinian bid at the U.N., Israel repeatedly cited Palestinian threats to turn to the ICC to prosecute Israeli officials for a variety

of alleged crimes, ranging from actions by the Israeli military to Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements on occupied land.

While Israel does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction and believes its own actions do not violate international law, officials

are concerned legal action that could embarrass Israel, make it difficult for Israeli officials to travel overseas or portray the country as a pariah state. A war crimes conviction can include fines and maximum penalties of life in prison. With this in mind, a senior Palestinian official, Nabil Shaath, spoke of possible ICC action over Israel’s tough response to the U.N. bid. Israel immediately cut off $100 million in tax transfers to the Palestinians and announced plans to build thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements. “By continuing these war crimes of settlement activities on our lands and stealing our money, Israel is pushing and forcing us to go to the ICC,” Shaath said late Monday. On the surface, the Palestinians appear to have a strong case against Israeli

settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The Palestinians claim the two areas, as well as the Gaza Strip, for their future state. The U.N. resolution last week recognized a Palestinian state in all three territories, captured by Israel in the 1967 war. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 but continues to control access in and out of the area. The U.N. resolution appeared to repudiate the Israeli position that the West Bank and east Jerusalem are “disputed” territories and effectively condemned Israeli settlements in the areas, which are now home to some 500,000 Israelis. Settlements are at the heart of the current four-year deadlock in peace efforts, with the Palestinians refusing to negotiate while Israel continues to build more settler homes.

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claimed Tuesday it had taken another prize in a growing showdown with Washington over drone surveillance, displaying a purported U.S. unmanned aircraft it said was captured intact. The U.S. Navy, however, said none of its drones in the region was missing. The conflicting accounts could put pressure on both sides for more details on U.S. reconnaissance and Iranian counter-measures. They also point to other questions, including how Iran could manage to snatch the Boeing-designed ScanEagle drone without noticeable damage to its light-weight, carbon-fiber body or whether the aircraft could be from another Gulf country that deploys it. There is even the possibility the drone is authentic but was plucked from the sea after a past crash and unveiled for maximum effect amid escalating tensions over U.S. reconnaissance missions — including a Predator drone coming under fire from Iranian warplanes last month. But unlike the larger Predator, which can carry weapons and sophisticated surveillance systems, the much smaller ScanEagle collects mostly photographic and video images using equipment with little intelligence value, experts said. One called the craft a “large seagull” with cameras.

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Grant designation sparks Agenda 21 debate BY KARIN HILL Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure administrators thought would be a formality, but which instead turned into a debate about possible ties to a United Nations plan. On the table was approval of a revised 2012-16 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) consolidated plan, previously approved by the city, to include a new Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area designation for the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative. The amendment essen-

tially enables the city to spend money in the North Jonesboro area with fewer restrictions while freeing up existing grant money to more organizations, Grants Administrator Heather Clements said. But city officials said they received numerous emails from residents concerned about this request, apparently citing a direct link between city programs — including this CDBG plan and the city’s Vision 2030 comprehensive plan — and U.N. Agenda 21. Aldermen asked Clements to clarify the situation, and she said the CDBG plan is totally separate from Vision 2030 —

and that neither is linked to Agenda 21. “I know very little about it, and the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative has nothing to do with that,” Clements said. Debbie Pelley addressed the council and discussed why she believed all of these programs are related to Agenda 21. When aldermen asked if she had heard Clements’ explanation or would like for Clements to explain it further, Pelley said, “I’m not interested in hearing what she has to say. She hasn’t studied it like I have.” Some residents said they understood Tuesday’s action

to mean the city was adopting Vision 2030, but that plan has yet to go through its own public hearing process — likely in January — before the council considers adoption. In other business the council agreed to table adoption of the 2013 budget until Dec. 18 because Mayor Harold Perrin was absent due to illness. The Finance Committee already has endorsed the proposed $63.6 million budget. Also Tuesday the council held an appeal hearing at the request of James and Ina Gossett regarding their efforts to rezone 6.2 acres at 4306 and 4310 Aggie Road.

Parade ready to rock Thursday evening BY CURT HODGES

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HOXIE — Coach Bobby Watson had a simple message for Jimmy Green when he graduated from the Hoxie High School in 1981. “Remember the good times ... the bad times will pass,” he wrote in Green’s annual. Those words have never left Green, and he hopes the new Hoxie School District gymnasium will be named for Watson, who coached numerous sports at the school for 20 years. “Coach Watson has been an invaluable asset to the school and community,” Green said. “His impact can’t be measured.” Several graduates have started a petition to have the gym named for Watson. But the administrators and school board members decided before construction began it would not be named after anyone, school offi-

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Lisa Deniston, Jonesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade chairman, adds Christmas tree decorations to the Jonesboro Jaycees’ newly redesigned Santa parade float on Tuesday in Jonesboro. Deniston said the float has almost 6,000 Christmas lights. Caraway Rd. Toys should be new, unopened and unwrapped. The preferred value is $10, the Jaycees suggest. The parade route will be north on South Main from Cherry to Huntington. East on Huntington and left (south) on Union and disembark at Union and West Oak. The parade will be north and south of Cherry on South Church St., and on Buffalo, East Oak and East Cherry. Some units will stage on South Main from Cherry to Elm St. Among the lead-offs in this year’s parade will be the Grand Marshall

and Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin. Parade entires include several high school bands, marching units, cheerleaders, dance groups and car clubs. The parade will be recorded by TV 15 of Jonesboro and re-broadcast on Suddenlink Cable channel 15 along the following schedule: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16; 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. DVD copies of the parade can also be obtained for $15 by calling 870897-9686.

School patrons seek to name new gym after longtime coach BY GEORGE JARED

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JONESBORO — They’re calling it “A Rockin’ Christmas,” and Jonesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade Chairwoman Lisa Deniston says the 2012 parade, the 64th, will be the biggest in the past five years. “We actually have 92 entries,” she said. Plus, there will be an entirely new Santa parade float and an allnew Santa and Mrs. Claus this year. Deniston said a lot of work has gone into staging Thursday evening’s parade, and she believes it will not only be the biggest in several years, but will be the best — maybe ever. “We had to tear down and totally rebuild the Santa float,” Deniston said. The float had been used for years and like anything else, it had fallen into disrepair and had been patched and wired together over the years. Now, with a a new Santa couple, Deniston said it will be a good time to introduce the new float as well as the new couple. “We were very fortunate to have Richard and Sue Carvell agree to be Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus this year,” the chairwoman said. “They are perfect. Their personalities are so unique, and we didn’t have to have a beard for Santa” as Carvell, a wellknown citizen and former manager of the Arkansas State University public radio station KASU, has a beard of his own and it’s the right color. The Jaycees had to do something else different this year, the chairwoman said. With the sale and re-development of the former Craighead County Fairgrounds, the group lost the use of a large building that served the parade organization over the years. But, there was help, and the Jaycees were able to obtain the use of a warehouse of the former Sharp Well Co., on North Culberhouse, to house floats and serve as a location to rebuild the Santa float. The Jaycees are also conducting their annual toy drive to provide toys for children of families receiving Goodfellows baskets. The final toy drive will be 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter, 1911 West Parker Road in Jonesboro. Residents can also purchase toys and drop them off at several Jonesboro locations, including The Sun business office, 518 Carson St.; Jonesboro Radio Group, 314 Union Ave.; Sulcer Real Estate Rentals, 2223 Conrad Dr.; Walgreens, 108 E. Highland Dr. and Old Navy, 1231 S.

The Gossetts have sought to rezone the land from its singlefamily designation to other zonings that could accommodate 24 duplexes. However, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and city council have denied previous requests. After the hearing the council held the first reading of the rezoning ordinance. It will be read two more times before a final decision. Aldermen continued review of a request by Harrell Mays to rezone 6.33 acres between 1824 and 1908 Greensboro Road east of Mays Road, Scott Street

cials said. Renee Tucker, a 1988 graduate, said she was aware the school board didn’t plan to name the facility, but she hopes they’ll change that stance. Those who support the move hope to present 1,000 signatures at the school board meeting Monday. Tucker recounted how Watson taught her to be on time to class each day. For two straight years Tucker had a first-period class with Watson, and she was often late. Watson kept track of the minutes Tucker was late and then sat her on the bench that exact number of minutes during basketball games. “I learned pretty quickly I needed to be one time,” she said. “It was a life lesson.” Watson arrived in Hoxie in 1969 to revive the district’s football program. He coached girls basketball in grades 7-12 without an assistant, Tucker said.

His wife, Mary Ann, kept statistics on the bench. Many students in the poor school district couldn’t afford athletic shoes or meals after games. Somehow an extra pair of shoes would always appear, and no child went home hungry when coach Watson was around, Green said. “He is a man of honor,” Green said. Besides football and basketball, Watson started the youth league softball and baseball programs in the area. Many youths from Hoxie and Walnut Ridge participated, Green said. Watson also started a highly competitive track program at the school. As a coach, Watson was calm and focused, Tucker said. He never yelled — and never needed too, she said. “He had an impact with few words,” Green said. “All he had to Please see COACH | B4

OSCEOLA — A pair of men who may be involved in a series of thefts at Walmarts in four area counties and two surrounding states were sitting in a jail cell Tuesday. Tyrone Bernard, 19, and Daniel Robinson, 18, both of Memphis walked into the Osceola police station at 7:30 p.m. Monday and surrendered, Osceola Police Chief David Gladden said. Authorities had been looking for Bernard and Robinson in connection with crimes in the area — a Nov. 4 heist at the Pocahontas Walmart, Nov. 11 heist at the Walmart in Osceola, Nov. 27 at the Walmart on East Highland Drive in Jonesboro and a Dec. 1 heist at the Walmart in Paragould. Robinson The men are also suspects in thefts at Walmarts in Batesville, Miss. and Collierville, Tenn., a suburb outside Memphis. Each of the incidents have had something in common — the thefts of electronics including iPads or cell phones with the suspects using hammers to break glass containers in order to get them, authorities have said. Earlier in the day, Osceola police Lt. Ollie Collins said authorities from the jurisdictions were waiting to interview Bernard and Robinson about the case. Late Tuesday, they were Bernard still waiting. “They’re not talking to us,” Gladden said. However, Gladden said the talking among different agencies and the use of cameras in stores helped to break the case. “The break-in here, they took electronics. It was quite brazen,” Gladden said. “The technology, the communications and the news media also helped.” Gladden said agencies worked to get the photos of the suspects as well as surveillance video of the thefts out to the public. “I think if it had not been put out in the media, they may not have turned themselves in,” Gladden said.

Charges unclear Both Bernard and Robinson could face myriad charges in connection with the heists. Osceola investigators spent Tuesday talking with Mississippi County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Catherine Dean about charges, Gladden said. Neither Bernard nor Robinson have been charged in the Jonesboro incident. But both men could face commercial burglary and theft of property over $5,000, Jonesboro police Sgt. Lyle Waterworth said. The Pocahontas incident is still under investigation, a secretary at the police department said Tuesday. As for the Paragould incident, both men could face aggravated robbery and theft of property charges, Cpl. Brad Snyder of the Paragould Police Department said. Both Bernard and Robinson are being held in the Osceola city jail awaiting a probable cause hearing.

County tries to collect court fines BY CALEB TAYLOR Paxton News Bureau

Greene County Treasurer’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department sent letters to 1,600 people that reportedly owe money to either crime victims or the county itself. Greene County Treasurer Debbie Cross said the county recovered about $41,000 last year from placing liens on state income tax refunds of people who owed Greene County money in

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Junyor to present Christmas concert at Williams Baptist WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College alumnus Joshua Junyor will return to WBC for a Christmas concert on the piano at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Maddox Center choral room. Much of the concert will involve Junyor’s own arrangements of traditional Christmas songs. The performance will also include a sing-along Kellie Cobb | The Sun

Christmas Festival of Chairs Deonna Wilson of Jonesboro and Bryan Dollins of Piggott look at the Christmas Festival of Chairs display on Monday at Barnes and Noble at The Mall at Turtle Creek, above. Chris Pierce, a freshman at Bay High School, puts the finishing touches on his Arkansas Razorback chair on Nov. 30, below. This is the fourth year for the event, which is a fundraiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Second Judicial District. The chairs will be on display through Saturday and will be auctioned via silent bid with the proceeds benefiting CASA. Area high school students decorated the chairs. Schools participating include Bay, Blytheville, Buffalo Island Central, Corning, East Poinsett County, Greene County Tech, Harrisburg, Marked Tree, Osceola, Trumann, Nettleton and Weiner.

of familiar holiday tunes for the crowd, and Junyor will accompany vocalist Jill Pucik on one number. Junyor graduated from Williams in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in church music. He served for more than 10 years as pianist at his home church in Fisher, and he has most recently served as pianist at Second Baptist Church in Siloam

Springs. He is a member of the Arkansas Master’Singers, a group of singers and musicians from Arkansas Baptist churches who gather together throughout the year to sing at churches and at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Junyor plans to pursue a master’s degree in music. Admission is free.

Little Mr. and Miss Jonesboro pageant winners anounced JONESBORO — The 29th annual Little Mr. and Miss Jonesboro Open Pageant was held recently at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center. Queens received a crown, queen’s robe, trophy, custom-made banner and roses. Kings received a king’s crown, robe, trophy, septer and custom-made banner. Kings and queens will ride on the LMJ float in the 64th annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade, which will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in Downtown. Winners were Calvin Gipson, son of Marie Stevenson and Matthew Gipson of Jonesboro,

Baby LMJ King (0-2 years); Isabella Broadway, daughter of Brittney Broadway and Bryan Mitchell of Jonesboro, Baby LMJ Queen (0-12 months); Kinley Boling, daughter of Ted and Sonia Boling of Jonesboro, Wee LMJ Queen (13-23 months); Mallory Broadway, daughter of Ryan and Elyssa Broadway of Pocahontas, Toddler LMJ Queen (2-3years); Kaitlyn Lloyd, daughter of Brandy and Ashley Lloyd of Jonesboro, Tiny LMJ Queen (4-5 years); Jaci Osment, daughter of Jeremy and Misty Osment of Trumann, Petite LMJ Queen (6-7 years); Lil-

lian Cockrell, daughter of Sean and Holly Cockrell of Jonesboro, Young LMJ Queen (8-9 years); Makayla Sprinkle, daughter of David and Dana Sprinkle of Harrisburg, Pre-teen LMJ Queen (1012 years); Kaitlin Lindley, daughter of Donasue Rose and Jeremy and Angie Lindley of Lake City, Junior LMJ Queen (13-15 years); Ashley Meadows, daughter of Rick and Michel Meadows of Jonesboro, Teen LMJ Queen (16-19 years); and Meredith Greathouse, daughter of Brad and Shawya Greathouse of Brookland, Reigning Royalty Queen of Queens.

Gallery to host Christmas show Thursday POCAHONTAS — The Gallery, 103 N. Marr St., will host its Christmas show, “A White Christmas,” on Thursday from 11

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Events Social The Alpha Delta Kappa, Nu Chapter, met Nov. 19 at the Nettleton Intermediate Center’s library. Hostesses were Karen Mullenix, Viola Snow and Judy Robinette. A short business meeting was followed by a presentation by Renell Woods, CityYouth director. Members presented a donation check to CityYouth. The meeting was closed with the benediction.


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Revenues increase in November BY ANDREW DEMILLO Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK — The state finance department said Tuesday that Arkansas’ revenues in November were slightly ahead of last year’s figures and its expectations, numbers that the state’s fiscal chief said show Arkansas can’t afford more tax cuts next year. The Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenues last month totaled $350.6 million. That’s $7.9 million above last year and $4.6 million above forecast. The state’s revenues for the fiscal year that began July 1 total $1.9 billion, which is $53 million above last year and $4.6 million above forecast. The department in No-

“The forecast as we have it right now still anticipates having to make some big reductions in Medicaid or find some other way to finance it, which would seem to forgo any room for tax cuts from our perspective.” Richard Weiss Finance and Administration director vember revised its forecast for the year upward by $99.5 million. Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss said the numbers show the state is on track with the forecast, and offer little hope for lawmakers who hoped to avoid cuts to the state’s Medicaid program or pass new tax cuts next year.

Gov. Mike Beebe has proposed cutting Arkansas’ grocery tax, but only if the state’s desegregation payments to three school districts or bond obligations decline by $35 million over a six month period. Republicans, who won control of the Legislature in the November election, have said they want to push for reductions in the in-

come tax and other cuts next year. “It shows we’re pretty close right on forecast,” Weiss told reporters. “The forecast as we have it right now still anticipates having to make some big reductions in Medicaid or find some other way to finance it, which would seem to forgo any room for tax cuts from our perspective.” The revenues were boosted primarily by an increase in individual income tax collections, which totaled $192.5 million. That’s $8.8 million above last year and $4.9 million above forecast. Sales tax collections totaled $173.2 million, which was $6.3 million above last year but $600,000 below forecast.

Court says government is liable for flood Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the federal government is not automatically exempt from paying for damage caused by temporary flooding from government-owned dams. The court sided with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its appeal of a lower court ruling that said the federal government did not have to pay for damage to thousands of trees after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released more

water than usual from its dam on the Black River. The release of additional water benefitted farmers, but the commission said its hardwood forest suffered significant damage. The commission said the damage amounted to the government taking its property, for which compensation would be owed under the Constitution. The Court of Federal Claims agreed and ordered the government to pay $5.6 million for destroyed and damaged trees. But the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fed-

eral Circuit in Washington said damage resulting from temporary, as opposed to permanent or inevitable, flooding cannot be compensated under the Constitution’s Takings Clause. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court, said the appeals court was mistaken. Ginsburg said that “government-induced flooding of limited duration, but severe impact, can amount to a taking of property warranting just compensation.” But Ginsburg also cautioned that the court was

not deciding that the government has to pay for all flooding caused by government action, or even necessarily in this case. Instead, courts must consider the details on a caseby-case basis. The justices also ordered the appeals court to consider other arguments advanced by the government to avoid liability. Justice Elena Kagan sat out the case because she worked on it while serving in the Justice Department. The case is Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. U.S., 11-597.

Smackover woman killed while crossing highway Associated Press

SMACKOVER — Arkansas State Police say a Smackover woman is dead after she was struck while walking across a

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Great Passion Play is closing EUREKA SPRINGS — A large Passion play in northwest Arkansas is closing because of financial troubles. The Great Passion Play’s executive director, Sam Ray, said Monday that he has started selling animals, hay and feed. Ray says there’s not enough money left to operate the play and that a bank is taking ownership of the property. Ray said in September that the nonprofit group needed about $500,000 to keep the doors open in Eureka Springs. He said tourism had dipped during tough economic times. The Great Passion Play’s website says the show portrays the last few days of Jesus Christ’s life with a dramatic cast and live donkeys, camel and sheep.

Man arrested for flea market attack BELLEFONTE — Authorities have arrested a Newton County man accused of shooting the owner of a north Arkansas flea market and hitting him over the head with a banjo. Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman says authorities arrested 27-year-old Phillip Engles without incident on Monday afternoon. Engles was arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder and is being held without bond. Authorities did not know if he had an attorney. Authorities allege that Engles robbed Unique Treasures near Bellefonte on Saturday. Store owner Ken Warren tells the Harrison Daily Times that he was shot in the head and hit with a banjo in the attack. Warren says he was taken to a hospital in Springfield, Mo., but was back at work Monday.

Charges dropped against teen in shooting BLYTHEVILLE — A judge has dropped charges against a Blytheville teenager accused in the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old man. Mississippi County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curtis Walker says the charges against the teen were dismissed Monday because of lack of evidence. The youth, now 18, was 17 at the time of the fatal shooting in April of Raymond Warren. Warren was found dead on his front porch. Walker says there was no doubt that the teen was at the scene of the fatal shooting — but there wasn’t enough evidence to prove that the teen killed Warren. The teen’s attorney, John Bradley, tells The Jonesboro Sun that his client did not kill Warren and he’s pleased prosecutors dropped charges. The case had been set to go to trial this week.

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court costs or victim restitution. Cross said a person had 30 days from the date of the letter to contest the validity of the debt. If a protest is not filed, the county uploads a file to place a lien on the state’s tax program at the beginning of the year. “We want to have that done by Jan. 1 because a lot of people will file their

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do is give you a look. He didn’t rant or rave. He always spoke in a low tone of voice.� Tucker said she knows their efforts could be in vain. School officials have made it clear they don’t want to name the gym after an individual for fear it might cause rancor in the community by those who might think someone else should have been honored. Watson has been in extremely poor health and those who support his

name being placed on the gym hope it happens before their beloved coach passes away. The thousands of games he won and lost and the trophies he guided his teams to can be measured, Green said. But what he meant to the children he mentored can never be quantified. “Coach is the perfect example of what any parent should want a role model to be,� Green said. “He didn’t just teach me about sports. He taught me about life.�

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and Sandino Drive. It will return Dec. 18 for a final decision. The council did approve a request by Mitchell Caldwell to rezone 1.33 acres at 3318 and 3322 Colony Drive from R-1 to RS-7 for a maximum of two residential lots on the irregular long, narrow lot. Aldermen also took the following actions: â–  Approved the 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan and proposed budget showing how the city will use the estimated $677,150 in federal funds next year. The CDBG program targets activities that benefit low- to moderate-income families, eliminate slum and blight, and revitalize impoverished neighborhoods. â–  Approved appointments to several boards and committees, including: Steve Baker to the Jonesboro Residential

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Housing and Health Care Facilities Board; Elizabeth Stafford and Robert Wells to the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority; and Lt. Todd Nelson, Heather Clements and Sharon Poe to the Housing Study Advisory Committee. ■ Approved the purchase of an upgrade to the fare collection system on JETS buses using transportation grant money. ■ Authorized amendments to the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue redevelopment bonds for The Mall at Turtle Creek due to the sale of the facility to a new owner. The council’s Public Works Committee met earlier to recommend the purchase of a 1.5-acre property on Neely Road — Lot 1, Block C in Griffin Subdivision for the new fire station to replace the one on Wood Street. The council will be asked to approve the $67,000 deal Dec. 18.

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A-State fans endure agonizing departure BY CORY CLARK Sun Staff Writer cclark@jonesborosun.com

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JONESBORO — The irony of Tuesday’s date wasn’t lost on Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin. News of Hugh Freeze’s departure for Ole Miss started to come out on Dec. 4, 2011, the day after ASU clinched the Sun Belt Conference championship in Freeze’s first season as head coach. A year later to the day, Gus Malzahn left ASU for Auburn after one season as the Red Wolves’ head coach. “Ironically, it was kind of the same weather,” Aplin said Tuesday night. ASU (9-3) won its second consecutive Sun Belt championship Saturday afternoon, then accepted a bid to the GoDaddy. com Bowl on Sunday. News of the Malzahn’s departure began to seep out Tuesday afternoon, and he held a team meeting to inform the players of his departure before flying to Auburn for an introductory press conference. A senior leadership group consisting of Aplin, linebacker Nate Herrold, offensive tackle Zack McKnight, tight end Anthony Kincy, linebacker Nick Nelms and defensive end Tim Starson met with Malzahn before the coach spoke to the team. One of the seniors addressed the team before Malzahn entered the room. “He was emotional. That’s one thing that we had not seen yet with coach Malzahn, his per-

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Newly hired Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn smiles during a news conference Tuesday in Auburn, Ala. sonal side,” Herrold said. “He was very, very emotional with us. That just shows you he really cared about us and he cared about this program. It was a tough decision for him. That means a lot to us, especially the seniors.” Aplin said Malzahn was apologetic when he spoke to players. “He hated that we found out kind of through social media before him approaching us, and that was something that was very tough,” Aplin said. “You could tell he wanted to let us know first before anything else

happened. That was a big thing for him. You could tell he loved being here. You could tell this was a place that he will always have a soft spot for, a place that meant a lot to him. You could tell it was a very tough decision for him. “At the same time, you’re not mad at him. It’s something you take in. Some people are going to be frustrated, a lot of people are going to be mad, but at the same time you can’t really be mad at his decision.” Please see PLAYERS | C3

JONESBORO — Tuesday was a gloomy day for Arkansas State football fans, and the weather had nothing to do with it. For the second time in a year, Red Wolves football fans were left high and dry by a head coach they wholeheartedly supported. A year to the day after Hugh Freeze left Arkansas State for Ole Miss, Gus Malzahn decided on Tuesday to take the head coaching job at Auburn. It was a move that will mean more money and a higher-profile job for Malzahn, but it was also a move that left ASU football fans feeling let down by a coach they trusted. Arkansas State fan Ed Way said like any ASU supporter, it was difficult to lose a good coach like Malzahn. “I’m disappointed as any ASU fan would be that we’re losing somebody the quality of coach Malzahn, but coach (Steve) Roberts has built a good foundation and coach (Hugh) Freeze came in with his enthusiasm and his coaching staff were able to take us to another level, and I think coach Malzahn came in after coach Freeze and took us to that next level,” Way said. “I think we’ve got a lot of opportunities still in the future. We’ve got a program that is committed to be the very best that we can be at Arkansas State, and I think we’ll hire somebody else to take coach Malzahn’s place and will continue to progress and be a grade 1A program.” Way said what made Tuesday even tougher was that only three days ago the Red Wolves were celebrating a second straight

“It’s hard to think how high we were on Saturday night after winning the Sun Belt and how much it can change over a 48-hour period.” Ed Way ASU supporter Sun Belt conference championship at Liberty Bank Stadium. “It’s hard to think how high we were on Saturday night after winning the Sun Belt and how much it can change over a 48hour period,” he said. “You’ve just got to pick yourself back up and get ready to move forward with another coach. We’ve become the training ground for the SEC, it looks like, but we’ve created some good opportunities for the coaches that have come through our program and hopefully another coach of that stature will see there are opportunities to come to ASU.” Former ASU assistant coach Scott Durham said he feels bad for the ASU players, but added that coaching moves are just a part of college athletics. “It’s just the nature of college football. If a coach has success he becomes a hot commodity, and people come after him and that’s just the nature of the business, but I hate it for Arkansas State and for the players especially,” Durham said. “It’s a business decision. It’s a decision that a coach is going to make for Please see FANS | C3

Arkansas search ends with surprise in Bielema BY ROBBIE NEISWANGER Arkansas News Bureau rneiswanger@arkansasnews.com

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long’s eight-month search for the program’s next football coach finally ended Tuesday. The result wasn’t exactly an expected one, either. Long tabbed Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema as the Arkansas’ new leader with a news release Tuesday night. It came hours after Bielema’s surprising decision to leave Wisconsin became widely known. Yahoo! Sports was first to report the news. Bielema, 42, will be introduced during a news conference at 4 p.m. today. “I am very humbled and honored to become the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Bielema said in a news release. “During my conversation with Jeff he described the characteristics for the perfect fit to lead this program. It was evident we share the same mission, principles and goals. The infrastructure in place at Arkansas shows the commitment from the administration to accomplish our goals together and I am excited to begin to lead this group of student-athletes. “This program will represent the state of Arkansas in a way Razorback

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Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema waits to take the field with his team before the Big Ten championship game Saturday against Nebraska in Indianapolis. The University of Arkansas announced on Tuesday that it had hired Bielema as its new coach. fans everywhere will be proud of.” Arkansas and Bielema agreed to a five-year contract believed to be worth $3.2 million annually, according to a source. Bielema’s Wisconsin contract paid him more than $2.6 million a year, which is the 18th-highest total among college football coaches according to a recent database compiled by USA Today. His contract also includes a $1 million buyout, which must be paid within 120 days. Bielema doesn’t have Southeastern Conference

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coaching experience, but the Illinois native and former Iowa defensive lineman has enjoyed success in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers were 6824 during Bielema’s tenure, reaching a bowl game each season. Wisconsin is 8-5 this year, but earned a third straight trip to the Rose Bowl after beating then-No. 14 Nebraska, 7031, in the Big Ten Championship Game last Saturday. Bielema is one of only 12 active head coaches — and 16 overall — to have led a team to at least three BCS

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bowl games. His 40 wins over the last four seasons also are tied for the most of any four-year stretch in Wisconsin history. “Bret Bielema is an exceptional leader of young men and an outstanding football coach who has proven his program is centered on establishing an unshakable foundation that emphasizes the development of each studentathlete as an individual,” Long said in a news release. “Coach Bielema has led his team to a historic run of championships while

seeing a record number of student-athletes recognized for academic achievement. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a commitment to competing for a national championship with a program known for discipline, honesty and integrity. “His tough, aggressive style of play has been successful and will be appealing to student-athletes and Razorback fans. He not only shares the vision and values for the future of Arkansas football, he embraces them.” Bielema’s Wisconsin teams have plenty in common with two of Arkansas’ SEC West rivals, Alabama and LSU. The Badgers are known for their solid defense and powerful run game, which has been spearheaded by recordsetting running back Montee Ball the past few years. Wisconsin was ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense (237.8 yards) in 2012 and 13th in total defense (320.9 yards). It will be a change of pace from Arkansas’ offensive philosophy under former coach Bobby Petrino, who was fired in April. The Razorbacks were among the SEC’s leaders in passing offense the past few years with the program built around quarterbacks and receivers. Arkansas finished 105th in the nation in rushing (118.7 yards a

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game) and 72nd in total defense (409.9 yards). Arkansas players were not available for comment Tuesday, but several appeared to speak out about Bielema’s hire via Twitter. “Wisconsin offered me out of hs I like it,” running back Jonathan Williams said. “I’m excited about this decision,” cornerback Tevin Mitchel said via Twitter. Fayetteville High quarterback Austin Allen, who has verbally committed to the Razorbacks, also chimed in on the potential philosophical changes for the Hogs. “I know he likes having a good defense and having a good defense in the SEC tends to make you a good team,” Allen said Tuesday. Bielema’s hiring was the unpredictable end to a busy day, which began with multiple reports suggesting Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy had been hired. Gundy met with Long this week, according to multiple reports. He also reportedly met with Tennessee about its coaching vacancy and could remain in consideration for the job. But it wasn’t long before Bielema’s move became official, which surprised many. “I never heard him menPlease see BIELEMA | C3

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Basketball NBA standings, schedule EAS. 12 4 .750 — 11 6 .647 1½ 10 8 .556 3 9 8 .529 3½ 4 14 .222 9 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 12 4 .750 — Atlanta 9 5 .643 2 Charlotte 7 9 .438 5 Orlando 7 10 .412 5½ Washington 2 13 .133 9½ Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 8 8 .500 — Indiana 9 9 .500 — Chicago 8 8 .500 — Detroit 6 13 .316 3½ Cleveland 4 14 .222 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 13 3 .813 — San Antonio 14 4 .778 — Houston 9 8 .529 4½ Dallas 8 9 .471 5½ New Orleans 5 11 .313 8 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 15 4 .789 — Denver 9 9 .500 5½ Minnesota 8 8 .500 5½ Utah 9 10 .474 6 Portland 8 10 .444 6½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 11 6 .647 — Golden State 10 7 .588 1 L.A. Lakers 8 10 .444 3½ Phoenix 7 12 .368 5 Sacramento 4 12 .250 6½ ___ Monday’s Games Portland 118, Charlotte 112, OT Detroit 89, Cleveland 79 New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81 Denver 113, Toronto 110 L.A. Clippers 105, Utah 104 Orlando 102, Golden State 94 Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 105, Philadelphia 88 Washington 105, Miami 101 Oklahoma City 117, Brooklyn 111 Indiana 80, Chicago 76 Houston 107, L.A. Lakers 105 Memphis 108, Phoenix 98, OT Wednesday’s Games New York at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Denver at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Toronto at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. New York Brooklyn Philadelphia Boston Toronto

NBA leaders THROUGH DEC. 3 Scoring G FG FT PTS Bryant, LAL 17 155 122 464 Anthony, NYK 16 147 94 425 Durant, OKC 18 153 137 471 James, MIA 15 146 58 371 Harden, HOU 16 117 121 386 Aldridge, POR 17 145 64 354 Westbrook, OKC 18 134 78 372 Mayo, DAL 17 119 56 343 Bosh, MIA 15 104 79 289 Pierce, BOS 17 102 92 326 Lillard, POR 18 117 65 343 Duncan, SAN 17 129 62 322 Curry, GOL 17 110 59 322 Gay, MEM 15 108 48 283 Howard, LAL 17 115 87 318 Ellis, MIL 16 114 58 298 Lopez, Bro 14 111 37 259 Holiday, PHL 17 122 50 314 DeRozan, TOR 18 124 74 331 Deng, CHI 15 104 49 271 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT Varejao, CLE 17 105 157 262 Randolph, MEM 15 73 118 191 Asik, HOU 16 61 136 197 Howard, LAL 17 62 130 192 Lee, GOL 17 46 136 182 Faried, DEN 18 86 103 189 Jefferson, UTA 19 46 153 199 Duncan, SAN 17 33 138 171 Noah, CHI 15 59 90 149 Monroe, DET 19 50 138 188 FG Percentage FG FGA Chandler, NYK 72 101 Howard, LAL 115 192 Jordan, LAC 74 125 Ibaka, OKC 108 183 Landry, GOL 86 151 Faried, DEN 96 171 McGee, DEN 81 146 Bosh, MIA 104 189 Duncan, SAN 129 240 Gortat, PHX 90 168 Assists G AST Rondo, BOS 14 181 Paul, LAC 17 158 Holiday, PHL 17 158 Williams, Bro 16 142 Vasquez, NOR 16 139 Westbrook, OKC 18 156 Calderon, TOR 18 131 Lawson, DEN 18 129 Parker, SAN 16 114 Teague, ATL 14 99

AVG 27.3 26.6 26.2 24.7 24.1 20.8 20.7 20.2 19.3 19.2 19.1 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.7 18.6 18.5 18.5 18.4 18.1 AVG 15.4 12.7 12.3 11.3 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.9 9.9 PCT .713 .599 .592 .590 .570 .561 .555 .550 .538 .536 AVG 12.9 9.3 9.3 8.9 8.7 8.7 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1

College men’s scores EAST Monmouth (NJ) 77, Binghamton 65 Syracuse 84, E. Michigan 48 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 86, Stetson 63 Gardner-Webb 77, Virginia-Wise 58 Jacksonville 89, Florida Christian 66 McNeese St. 73, Texas-Tyler 47 Norfolk St. 78, SC State 72 Tennessee Tech 69, Berea 45 MIDWEST Bowling Green 54, Wright St. 41 Nebraska 63, Southern Cal 51 SOUTHWEST Texas-Arlington 60, Texas-Pan American 51 FAR WEST San Diego St. 74, Texas Southern 62 Fresno St. 64, Long Beach St. 59

College women’s scores EAST Army 52, Manhattan 47 Colgate 67, Columbia 48 Georgetown 61, Monmouth (NJ) 48 Harvard 73, Providence 59 Navy 69, William & Mary 64 Stony Brook 51, Sacred Heart 46 Syracuse 66, Wagner 28 Yale 67, Fordham 53 SOUTH East Carolina 65, NC Central 28 Florida 87, Troy 62 Georgia 80, Mercer 38 Liberty 60, James Madison 48 Middle Tennessee 70, Austin Peay 56 Prairie View 63, Northwestern St. 31 South Alabama 86, Spring Hill 52 Stetson 65, Lynn 51 Vanderbilt 77, W. Kentucky 67 Wake Forest 80, Florida A&M 60

West Virginia 64, Marshall 48 MIDWEST Belmont 58, Indiana 54 E. Illinois 70, Evansville 57 Indiana St. 58, N. Illinois 52 Kansas St. 48, Wichita St. 43 Miami (Ohio) 72, Wright St. 54 Milwaukee 116, Bradley 112, 2OT N. Iowa 81, Chicago St. 41 North Dakota 76, Air Force 42 S. Dakota St. 66, E. Michigan 65 Tulsa 49, Nebraska-Omaha 48 Valparaiso 82, IPFW 73 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 87, LeMoyne-Owen 57 Cent. Arkansas 99, Central Baptist 21 Texas A&M 77, Louisiana Tech 26 Texas-Pan American 59, Texas-Arlington 57 UALR 64, Southern Miss. 45 FAR WEST BYU 81, Utah St. 77 Gonzaga 65, E. Washington 50 New Mexico 52, Cal St.-Fullerton 43 San Diego 81, Point Loma 56 Utah Valley 68, Weber St. 56

Football NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 9 3 0 .750 430 260 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 228 296 Buffalo 5 7 0 .417 277 337 Miami 5 7 0 .417 227 249 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Houston 11 1 0 .917 351 221 Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 265 306 Tennessee 4 8 0 .333 248 359 Jacksonville 2 10 0 .167 206 342 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 9 3 0 .750 303 242 Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 254 230 Cincinnati 7 5 0 .583 302 260 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 229 265 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 9 3 0 .750 349 244 San Diego 4 8 0 .333 258 257 Oakland 3 9 0 .250 235 376 Kansas City 2 10 0 .167 188 322 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 7 5 0 .583 321 243 Washington 6 6 0 .500 312 301 Dallas 6 6 0 .500 280 295 Philadelphia 3 9 0 .250 217 320 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Atlanta 11 1 0 .917 317 229 Tampa Bay 6 6 0 .500 333 285 New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 321 327 Carolina 3 9 0 .250 235 292 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 8 4 0 .667 296 259 Chicago 8 4 0 .667 294 198 Minnesota 6 6 0 .500 262 272 Detroit 4 8 0 .333 300 315 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 8 3 1 .708 289 171 Seattle 7 5 0 .583 242 202 St. Louis 5 6 1 .458 221 267 Arizona 4 8 0 .333 186 234 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ––– Thursday’s Game Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13 Sunday’s Games Seattle 23, Chicago 17, OT Green Bay 23, Minnesota 14 St. Louis 16, San Francisco 13, OT Kansas City 27, Carolina 21 Houston 24, Tennessee 10 N.Y. Jets 7, Arizona 6 Indianapolis 35, Detroit 33 Buffalo 34, Jacksonville 18 New England 23, Miami 16 Denver 31, Tampa Bay 23 Cleveland 20, Oakland 17 Cincinnati 20, San Diego 13 Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20 Dallas 38, Philadelphia 33 Monday’s Game Washington 17, N.Y. Giants 16 Thursday Denver at Oakland, 7:20 p.m. Sunday Chicago at Minnesota, Noon Baltimore at Washington, Noon Kansas City at Cleveland, Noon San Diego at Pittsburgh, Noon Tennessee at Indianapolis, Noon N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, Noon Atlanta at Carolina, Noon Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Noon St. Louis at Buffalo, Noon Dallas at Cincinnati, Noon Miami at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 3:25 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m. Monday Houston at New England, 7:30 p.m.

FCS playoffs Friday, Dec. 7 FCS Quarterfinals Sam Houston St. (9-3) at Montana St. (111), 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 Jackson St. (7-4) vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff (9-2), SWAC championship at Birmingham, Ala., 11 a.m. Army (2-9) vs. Navy (7-4) at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Semifinals Friday, Dec. 14 or Saturday, Dec. 15 North Dakota State-Wofford winner vs. Montana State-Sam Houston State winner Georgia Southern-Old Dominion winner vs. Illinois State-Eastern Washington winner Championship Saturday, Jan. 5 At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, Texas Semifinal winners, Noon

Division II playoffs Semifinals Saturday Valdosta State (10-2) at Minnesota State Mankato (13-0), 3 p.m. West Texas A&M (12-2) at WinstonSalem (13-0), 6:30 p.m. Championship Saturday, Dec. 15 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala.

Division III playoffs Semifinals Saturday Mary Hardin-Baylor (13-0) at Mount Union (13-0), Noon Wisconsin-Oshkosh (13-0) at St. Thomas (Minn.) (13-0), 2:30 p.m. Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 14 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

NAIA playoffs Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 1 Morningside (Iowa) 47, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 19 Marian (Ind.) 20, Missouri Valley 17 Championship Thursday, Dec. 13 At Barron Stadium Rome, Ga.

Morningside (Iowa) (13-0) vs. Marian (Ind.) (11-1), 6:30 p.m.

GoDaddy.com Bowl Sunday, Jan. 6 At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

December bowl schedule Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina (8-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (102), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 8:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 10:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-3), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Solunar periods Periods begin at the times shown. Major periods last for an hour-and-a-half or two hours thereafter. Minor periods are of somewhat shorter duration. A.M P.M. Minor Major Minor Major Today 9:55 3:45 10:25 4:10 Thursday 10:45 4:35 11:15 5:00 Friday 11:30 5:20 11:55 5:40 Saturday -6:00 12:10 6:25 Sunday 12:40 6:50 1:00 7:15 Monday 1:30 7:40 1:50 8:10 Tuesday 2:25 8:35 2:45 9:05

Transactions BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Named Jamie Nelson coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Recalled F Kevin Jones from Canton (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Washington CB Cedric Griffin four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released TE Todd Heap. Signed TE Kory Sperry. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Dom DeCicco to a two-year contract and RB Harvey Unga to the practice squad. Waived/injured LB Patrick Trahan. Released QB Matt Blanchard from the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed WR Mohamed Sanu on injured reserve. Signed RB Daniel Herron from the practice squad and WR Vidal Hazelton to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released FB Dominique Jones. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed Donte’ Stallworth. Placed WR Julian Edelman on injured reserve. Released OL Mitch Petrus. Signed OL Tommie Draheim and OL Colin Miller to the practice squad. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released G Devin Tyler. MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed FB Patrick Lavoie to a three-year contract. HOCKEY American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Reassigned F Alain Berger and D Joe Stejskal to Wheeling (ECHL). MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Signed G Peter Mannino to a one-year contract. Released D Vincent LoVerde from a professional tryout agreement. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Traded F Derek Hopcroft to Buffalo for a conditional 2014 sixth-round draft pick. WASHINGTON STEALTH — Signed F Athan Iannucci to a one-year contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS — Re-signed D George John to a multiyear contract. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Exercised the 2014 contract option on M Zach Pfeffer and loaned him to Hoffenheim (Bundesliga-Germany) for 2013. COLLEGE CATAWBA — Named Curtis Walker football coach. LIMESTONE — Named Daryl Williams interim football coach. MINNESOTA — Announced QB Max Shortell will transfer. UMASS — Suspended men’s basketball C Cady Lalanne indefinitely.

Powell powers Arkansas BY SCOTT FALDON Arkansas News Bureau

FAYETTEVILLE — Marshawn Powell scored a career-high 33 points to lead Arkansas past Oklahoma, 81-78, on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Arkansas. Oklahoma, on the other hand, had its winning streak end at three. “The thing I’ve been saying is our team is getting better,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. “It was good to see them get rewarded with a good win against a good Oklahoma team. Sometimes, you want to see results.” Arkansas led by as many as 11 early in the second half. But the Sooners (6-2) rallied to within one with just more than five minutes left in the game. Rashad Madden’s back-to-back baskets gave Arkansas a fivepoint cushion with four minutes remaining. But the Sooners rallied in the final minute thanks

UA BOXSCORE | OKLAHOMA (6-2) Fitzgerald 2-4 0-2 4, M’Baye 6-10 2-2 14, Pledger 4-9 0-1 12, Hornbeak 2-5 1-2 5, Cousins 1-3 0-0 2, Grooms 2-3 1-1 5, Hield 2-3 0-0 6, Neal 0-3 0-0 0, Clark 3-4 2-2 8, Osby 9-12 4-4 22. Totals 31-56 10-14 78. ARKANSAS (4-3) Mickelson 3-4 0-0 6, Powell 11-17 7-8 33, Wade 3-7 2-2 10, Young 4-12 2-2 10, Wagner 0-0 0-0 0, Madden 4-7 0-2 8, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Clarke 3-3 1-2 8, Bell 1-5 0-0 3, Haydar 1-1 0-0 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Qualls 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 12-16 81. Halftime_Arkansas 41-38. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma 6-15 (Pledger 4-7, Hield 2-2, M’Baye 0-1, Cousins 0-1, Hornbeak 0-2, Neal 0-2), Arkansas 9-22 (Powell 4-6, Wade 2-5, Clarke 1-1, Haydar 1-1, Bell 1-4, Qualls 0-1, Young 0-2, Madden 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Oklahoma 31 (M’Baye, Osby 6), Arkansas 26 (Powell 6). Assists_Oklahoma 14 (Pledger 3), Arkansas 21 (Young 8). Total Fouls_Oklahoma 14, Arkansas 16. A_12,548.

to the 3-point shooting of Steven Pledger. The senior guard pulled OU to within two with 40.2 seconds left. After Madden missed the front end of a 1-and1 free throw opportunity, Pledger hit his fourth 3 of the game, which gave the Sooners a 78-77 lead with 24 seconds remaining. But Arkansas guard BJ Young raced down the court for a layup to retake the lead for the Razorback at 79-78.

“I was proud of our guys, because they had a lot of chances to fold the tents,” Anderson said. “Especially when Pledger hit that 3 to put them up one. But we came back down and answered the call. That’s what good teams and, hopefully, we think we can be a good team.” Oklahoma’s Romero Osby missed a jumper, which Powell rebounded. The junior forward was fouled and hit two free throws that ended the scoring. “It was one of those games where we trailed for so long and then were not able to get over the top,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Arkansas did some nice things to win the ballgame.” But Powell wasn’t finished. He knocked away the Sooners’ ensuing inbounds pass, which resulted in a wild, off-balance shot at the buzzer that had no chance of going in. Powell’s previous career-high was 29 points.

Jonesboro rolls past Wynne WYNNE — Kahron Ross scored 16 points Tuesday as Jonesboro bounced back from a loss in the Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic finals with a 73-42 victory over Wynne. Senior Tony White added 14 points for Jonesboro (4-2), while classmate Randle Toliver scored 12 points. Jonesboro got off to a good start as Ross scored 12 first-quarter points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help his team gain a 23-12 lead after the opening period. The Hurricane lead grew to 42-29 at halftime and Jonesboro’s advantage ballooned to 63-33 early in the fourth quarter.

quarter to edge Marmaduke 57-54 on Tuesday. Allen Buchanan had a game-high 24 for the Indians (5-3, 3-2 2A-3), and Daniel Rucker had 10. For Maramaduke (9-6, 3-2 2A-3), Will Winberry and Eddie Page scored 16 apiece, and Kasey Reagans had 10 points with seven rebounds. Winberry had seven rebounds, and Page had five assists.

Riverside 58, Augusta 42

AUGUSTA — Alteeno Sain scored 29 points with 10 rebounds and Riverside beat Augusta 58-32 in 2A-3 conference action on Tuesday. Also for Riverside (9-7, 2-2), Logan Meurer scored 11 and Kollin Bay 68, Maynard 44 Stone had six assists. The junior Rebels won MAYNARD — Bay 53-24 thakns to Gavin jumped out to a 48-17 Stone’s 24, and are now halftime lead Tuesday 12-5 (3-1). and went on to beat Maynard 68-44 in senior EPC 49, BIC 41 boys’ basketball. MONETTE — Buffalo Tyler Pritchett led Bay with 11 points in the win. Island Central tied it with The Yellowjackets led six minutes left in the 23-6 after the first quar- game, but Malik Monk ter and took a 63-31 lead and East Poinsett County outlasted the Mustangs, into the fourth quarter. For Maynard, Dakota 49-41. Loggains scored 13 points Monk scored 27 on the and Hunter Murdock fin- night for EPC. For BIC ished with 11. (10-8, 2-3 2A-3), Austin Bay also won the junior Pike scored 16 and Diboys’ game 58-32 and the lynn Strickland had 15. seventh grade game 40Buffalo Island won the 13. junior boys game 45-39 in overtime, thanks to Ryan Austin’s 20 points Hoxie 67, and Trey DePriest’s 19 Rivercrest 66 on five 3-pointers. The WILSON — Colton junior Mustangs are 13-4 Watson scored 18 points (4-0 2A-3). Tuesday as Hoxie edged Rivercrest 67-66 in seRector 61, nior boys’ basketball. McCrory 39 Jacob Defries added 15 points on five 3-pointers RECTOR — Rector for Hoxie. Slade Sullens held McCrory to 14 firstchipped in 13 points. half points and routed For Rivercrest, Khalil the Jaguars 61-39. Williams scored 21 Mitchell Weber led points, Garrett Lane had with 13 for the Cougars 18, Marquez Chew fin- (10-4, 2-2 2A-3), and Dilished with 11 and Rakeem lon Shelton had 10. Stewart scored 10. Rector won the junior high game, 57-26.

Earle 64, Osceola 58 OSCEOLA — Osceola led by as much as six, but Earle outlasted the Seminoles 64-58 on Tuesday. For the Bulldogs, Autry Allen notched a gamehigh 22 points. For Osceola (1-3, 1-2 3A-3), which committed 25 turnovers on the night, Tevin James scored 19 and Taylin Miller had 13.

Marked Tree 57, Marmaduke 54 MARKED TREE — Marked Tree came back from a one-point deficit going into the fourth

Piggott defeated Weiner 56-36, and Brookland beat Trumann 49-32.

Tuckerman 75, Salem 59

SALEM — Tuckerman used a 20-13 third quarter to pull away from Salem, 75-59 on Tuesday. For the Bulldogs (122, 4-0 2A-2), Spencer Shannon scored 19; Cade Niswonger had 17; Brandon Barnett and Matt Slagley 12 apiece; and Derek Dean 11. Dean and Slagley each pulled down 11 rebounds. For Salem, J.J. Kerry had 17, and Kendall Smith had 14.

Gerald Jennings Tournament

LEPANTO — Gosnell’s senior boys topped Manila 60-44 in the only senior high game at the Gerald Jennings Tournament on Tuesday. Tre Howe led with 23 points for the Pirates, and Richard Razor chipped in 16. For Manila, Brady Jones scored 20 and Scott Eubanks 13. In junior high action, Valley View’s boys beat Manila 63-28 and Gosnell topped Armorel 45-34.

Cedar Ridge 57, Walnut Ridge 43

NEWARK — Cedar Ridge pulled ahead in the second quarter Tuesday and went on to claim a 5743 victory over Walnut Ridge in 2A-2 conference senior boys’ basketball. Walnut Ridge led 14-9 after the first quarter, but Cedar Ridge came back to take a 22-19 halftime lead and led 41-27 after the third quarter. Spencer Reaves led Cedar Ridge with 26 points, followed by Cole Crabtree with 19. Zach Crisler scored 18 points and Matt Cox added 15 for Walnut Ridge (1-1). Walnut Ridge won the junior boys’ game 51-35.

Pre-Holiday Tournament

Annie Camp 42, Marion 22

HARRISBURG — Cameron Jones’ last-second basket lifted Trumann over Ridgefield Christian 50-48 at the Pre-Holiday Tournament, and Brookland walloped Piggott 6225. In the Trumann-Ridgefield game, Nate Maxwell led the Wildcts with 16, Grayson Dye scored 12, and A.J. Winningham and Jones scored 10 apiece. For Ridgefield, Andy Newman and Caleb Moss scored 11 apiece, and Jacob Reeves had 10. In junior high action,

JONESBORO — Desi Sills’ 19 points helped Annie Camp to a 42-22 win over Marion on Tuesday. The Whirlwinds are 6-1.

Nettleton 32, MacArthur 27

JONESBORO — Nettleton’s junior boys defeated MacArthur 32-27 on Tuesday. Nettleton is now 6-2, and MacArthur falls to 4-1. Nettleton won the eighth-grade game 4533, and the seventhgrade game 47-35.


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what they think is best for their family and their future, but there are people who are left behind, especially the players and that’s who you really feel bad for.” Randy Woodruff said as an ASU fan and supporter, Tuesday was a tough day. “I’m very disappointed to lose coach Malzahn simply because he’s a fantastic person and he’s just been great for our program,” Woodruff said. “As an ASU fan it gets very old getting slapped down every year and that’s the most disheartening thing about it is that for two years in a row we reach a peak and then we get slapped down.” Like Durham, Woodruff said he doesn’t blame Malzahn for moving on, but he hopes that the former Red Wolves coach will be on the sideline during the GoDaddy.com Bowl. “I cannot begrudge coach Malzahn for going back to Auburn. I do hope that the ASU administration will push to have the present coaching staff at the GoDaddy Bowl because I think it would be an absolute insult to the fans to do it the way it all happened last year with not having a coaching staff in place,” he said. “At this point we have no recourse with Malzahn, it is what it is, but let us finish out the year on a positive note instead of going down to the GoDaddy Bowl with no coaching staff in place.” Lifetime Jonesboro resident and ASU alum Rick McKinney didn’t like that Malzahn left so quickly after being so adamant when he took the job that he was going to be at Arkansas State for a while. “I’m sad that he’s leaving. There are some things that a coach should not say when they’re at a school. Some of those things he should have never had said,” McKinney said. “Now he’s leaving and he’s taking a lot of heat because of the things he said when he was hired. That’s my biggest gripe and if he wouldn’t have said those things, he wouldn’t be getting all this negative stuff.” McKinney had a chance early morning meeting with Malzahn on Monday at around 6 a.m. as he was filling up his son’s vehicle at a local gas station. “We had a really nice conversation,” he said. One thing that McKinney said did stand out about the meeting was that it was extremely early

in the morning, and Malzahn was well dressed with no ASU gear on at all. “He didn’t tell me he was leaving,” McKinney said with a laugh. Although Tuesday was a tough day for ASU football fans, Way, Woodruff, Durham and McKinney all believed the football program is in good hands with ASU President Chuck Welch and new athletic director Terry Mohajir leading the way. Way said he expects Welch and ASU Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson to find the right man for the job. “I don’t think we could get any better people to run our university then those two gentlemen. I think the world of them and I think they are going to insure that they get a football coach in here that will continue the progress that we’ve already made,” Way said. Woodruff said the ASU program has been on the rise for the past couple of years, and no matter who the coach is the fan base has shown it is behind the program. “We just have to put our faith in our new athletic director. I think president Welch is a very good person to be in charge, but everyone in this town is ready to go to the next level whether it’s with Gus Malzahn or not, and that’s what we’ve got to think on,” Woodruff said. “We want to keep going.” Durham pointed to the large turnout for last weekend’s home win over Middle Tennessee State as a very positive sign for the program. As someone who knows the ASU program well, Durham said fan support has never been higher, and he doesn’t expect that to change just because of a coaching change. “That crowd that we just had for a game in December, I’m not so sure that we could have ever even dreamed that we could have had a crowd like that in December, to be honest with you, no matter what was on the line,” Durham said. “I’m just sad for the university and again for the players because it has been such an exciting time for the last two years. and it’s been fun and it’s been great to see the community rally around the team and the program. But the thing about it is that coaches move on and the university has to move on. Now the important thing is going out there and finding the best person to keep this thing going.”

Mark Buffalo | Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn calls a play during the first quarter of the Red Wolves’ game last Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.

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Like Freeze a year ago, Malzahn boosted his pay by moving to a Southeastern Conference program. The Associated Press reported that Malzahn received a five-year contract with an annual salary of $2.3 million at Auburn. ASU released a statement Tuesday that said plans call for Malzahn to coach the Red Wolves in the Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl against Kent State. Aplin said every player in the meeting room wanted Malzahn to coach in the game. “When he called us in, he asked us. He said, ‘I want to be your coach. I want to be there. I want to finish this thing off right and send you guys off on the right note. I want to be there for the bowl game if you guys allow me to do that,’” Aplin said. “He pretty much left it up to us, and there was no doubt in our mind we want him to be our coach for the bowl game.” ASU played in last year’s GoDaddy.com Bowl without Freeze, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack and three more assistant coaches. Assistant coach David Gunn served as interim coach for ASU’s 38-20 loss to Northern Illinois. Barring a change of plans, the Red Wolves will have Malzahn and his staff for the bowl game. “I’m glad they’re sticking around for the bowl game. That’s one thing we were missing from last year,” Herrold said. “We were just a little bit

Ryan Aplin low on coaches, and we have to get the guys fired up and ready to go in there and get a win.” The Red Wolves’ opponent may be in a similar predicament. Reports on Tuesday night indicated that Kent State is about to lose head coach Darrell Hazell to Purdue. “A lot of guys said today it’s not just the coaches. They don’t play the game,” Aplin said. “They do a great job of getting us prepared, week in and week out, but we’re the ones who have to execute it and that’s what it’s about. We’re going to have a good game plan.

The big thing for us is we have to go out and execute and play at our best level to come out on top.” ASU will open the 2013 season with its fourth head coach in as many seasons. Steve Roberts completed his nine-year run as head coach in 2010. Freeze (who had been an ASU assistant in 2010) and Malzahn both spent one season as the Red Wolves’ head coach. Herrold said he’s sure the coaching change is tough for ASU’s younger players to handle. “One of the main classes that I feel for is the red-

shirt sophomores this year, the Sterling Youngs and (Qushaun) Lees. Next year will be their fourth head coach in four years,” Herrold said. “They’ve been through coach Roberts, coach Freeze and coach Malzahn. My heart goes out to them. That’s going to be tough, but they’re all great guys and they’re going to accept the new guy and they’re going to move forward.” Aplin said players never get numb to coaching changes. “It’s tough. It’s something where you have a relationship with somebody and you get really close. It makes it tough to see somebody go,” Aplin said. “It makes it even more tough when you can see they’re emotional about it, especially somebody like coach Malzahn who doesn’t show a lot of emotion. You could tell he was trying to hold back his emotions today. It was tough to see him go. It was hard.”

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“When he called us in, he asked us. He said, ‘I want to be your coach (in the GoDaddy.com Bowl game). I want to be there. I want to finish this thing off right and send you guys off on the right note.’ ”

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Lady Blazers win 4A-3 opener with 16 points for the Lady Bearcats (5-2, 1-0 4A3), and Jordan Maynard scored 10. For Westside, Katie Sharp scored eight points. The junior Lady Bearcats also beat Westside, 34-23, and Brookland’s seventh-grade team won 27-25.

CAVE CITY — Valley View opened 4A-3 conference play Tuesday with a 49-42 victory over Cave City in senior girls’ basketball. Ashleigh Guthrie led the Lady Blazers with 22 points, and Blaire Parrish had nine for Valley View (7-0, 1-0 4A-3). The junior Lady Blazers (4-3, 1-0 4A-3) won 31-15, and Valley View’s eighthgrade girls won 27-21.

Willard collected 16 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday as the Lady Yellowjackets moved to 3-0 in the 1A-3 East with a 64-58 win over Weiner. Sara Sharp added 15 points for Bay (11-3). Candy Ferguson had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Brittany Roedel had a season-high 10 points. Kaci Mack had a big game for Weiner, scoring 31 points, while Allegra Melton finished with 10 points. Weiner won the junior girls’ game 39-12 as Grayce Moore and Emily Armstrong each had 11 points.

Harding Academy 55, GCT 44 PARAGOULD — Harding Academy’s 55-44 win over Greene County Tech helped the Lady Wildcats to a 5-0 a record. For Tech (3-3), Whitney Maxwell scored 14 and Brandi Mize had 11.

Vilonia 41, Nettleton 38 CABOT — Nettleton took a three-point lead with four minutes to go on Tuesday night, but Vilonia was too much for the Lady Raiders as the Lady Eagles came back for the 41-38 win. For Nettleton (4-4), which fell behind by 12 early in the third quarter, Ali Tucker led with 14 points on four 3-pointers, and Lexi Beliew had eight points, all in the second half.

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ARMOREL — Madison Carr scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Tuesday as Armorel beat Piggott 59-48 in senior girls’ basketball. Amanda Skelton finished with 16 points for Armorel (2-12) and Shelbie Collard added 12. Kacey Crossfield led Piggott with 12 points and Bailey Pollard had 10. Piggott won the junior girls’ game 28-15 while Armorel took the seventh grade game 32-14.

HOXIE — Taylar Harris poured in 32 points on Tuesday night in Rivercrest’s 71-35 win over Hoxie. Also for the Lady Colts (4-3, 2-2 3A-3), who led 41-22 at the half, Damonique Brown scored 18 and Tianna Smith had 13. Brookland 61, For Hoxie (4-5, 3-1 3AWestside 35 3), Brandy Alls scored 13. BROOKLAND — BrookRivercrest won the juland’s senior girls led 32- nior girls game 42-27. 16 at the half en route to a 61-35 victory over WestBay 64, Weiner 58 side. Samantha Flowers led BAY — Bay’s Hannah

HIGHLAND — Kemahri Soward scored 22 points Tuesday as Gosnell got out to a 43-27 halftime lead and never looked back in a 60-39 win over Highland in senior girls’ basketball. Gosnell led 20-9 after the first quarter and took a 59-24 lead into the final period. Brittany Bair had 12 points for Highland while Hope Isaacs scored 10. In the junior girls’ game Highland’s Cheyenne Delargy had 22 points in a 34-29 win.

Cedar Ridge 63, Walnut Ridge 47 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge defeated Walnut Ridge 63-47 Tuesday night in 2A-2 conference senior girls’ basketball. Allyson McQuay scored 12 points for Walnut Ridge. Hannah Massey added 11 points.

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ence schedule off to a good start Tuesday with a 51-34 win over Trumann. Maty Blanchard led Pocahontas (4-4, 1-0 4A3) with 15 points. Laura Junkersfeld and Hannah Pocahontas 51, Lakey each finished with Trumann 34 13. POCAHONTAS — PocaPocahontas also won the hontas got its 4A-3 confer- junior girls’ game 35-20

Paragould 34, MacArthur 17 PARAGOULD — Paragould’s junior Lady Rams topped MacArthur 34-17 on Tuesday. Paragould also won the eighth-grade game, 23-16,

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with 10 boards. In the women’s game, Williams Baptist earned a 67-29 victory over Morthland. Kimberly Wise led WBC (6-2) with eight points. Haley Tyler added seven points and Jasmine Ford finished with six points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 67-29 lead at the half.

WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College defeated Morthland College 99-83 on Tuesday in men’s basketball. For the Eagles (7-3), Kyle Harvey led with 32 points and 11 rebounds; Zabian Sanders had 21 with 10 boards. Maurice Templeton scored 18 points with five rebounds; and Donovan Coleman had eight points

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Lopez and a player to be named from Houston for young right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham, and Miami sent recently acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar to Tampa Bay. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is still the prime trade target, with Boston in the mix for him, too. Josh Hamilton remains

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US banks report stronger profits, more lending BY CHRISTINA REXRODE AND MARCY GORDON Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. banks are enjoying their best profits in six years and are lending a bit more freely. The gradual improvement suggests that the industry will sustain its healing from the worst financial crisis in decades and help strengthen the economy. The industry earned $37.6 billion from July through September — a 6.6 percent increase from its earnings in same quarter last year. For the first time since 2009, the stronger earnings were due mainly to higher revenue rather than to less money set aside by the banks to cover losses, data issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed Tuesday. And loans to consumers rose nearly

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U.S. banks earned more from July through September than in any other quarter over the past six years. The increase is further evidence that the industry is strengthening four years after the 2008 financial crisis. 1 percent from the JulySeptember period of 2011. “We are seeing the classic recovery from a recession,” said Bert Ely, a

banking industry consultant based in Alexandria, Va. “All of the arrows are pointing in the right direction.”

Some of the largest banks are cautioning, though, that their earnings are up mostly because they’ve sold less-

profitable businesses, shed bad loans and trimmed jobs — not because of a more vibrant economy. Some banks are testing higher fees on consumer loans and services to offset new rules mandated after the crisis that have crimped revenue. Consumer lending grew in most categories in the third quarter. That shows banks are becoming less cautious, which could help the economy. More lending leads to more consumer spending, which drives roughly 70 percent of economic activity. The banks’ mortgage loans increased 0.8 percent from the previous quarter. Auto loans jumped 2.4 percent. FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg acknowledged that the increase in consumer lending was “relatively modest.” Ely noted that many

businesses and consumers are still reluctant to borrow, and banks are cautious about lending to them. That’s creating a slow transition for banks from merely stemming losses to boosting profits, he said. The biggest banks say that customers have held off on borrowing in part because of slower global growth and worries about the “fiscal cliff.” That’s the name for automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in next month unless President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers reach a deal by then to avert them. Since the Great Recession ended 3½ years ago, the economy has been growing at a subpar annual rate of roughly 2 percent. Most economists say it needs to grow twice as fast to rapidly lower unemployment, now at 7.9 percent.

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WASHINGTON — A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the oncebattered housing market. Core Logic also said Tuesday that prices declined 0.2 percent in October from September, the second drop after six straight monthly increases. The monthly figures are not seasonally adjusted. The real estate data provider says the decline reflects the end of the summer home-buying season. Steady price increases are helping fuel a housing recovery. They encourage more homeowners to sell their homes. And they entice would-be buyers to purchase homes before prices rise further. Home values are rising in more states and cities, according to the report. Prices increased in 45 states in October, up from 43 the previous month. The biggest increases were in Arizona, where prices rose 21.3 percent, and in Hawaii, where they were up 13.2 percent.

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An under contract sign sits outside a home Oct. 10 in Glen, Ill. A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The five states where prices declined were: Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Alabama. In 100 large metro areas, only 17 reported price declines. That’s an improvement September, when 21 reported declines. Mortgage rates are near record lows, while rents in many cities are rising. That makes home buying more affordable, pushing up demand. And more people are

looking to buy or rent a home after living with relatives or friends during and immediately after the Great Recession. At the same time, the number of available homes is at the lowest level in 10 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. The combination of low inventory and rising demand pushes up prices. Last week, an index measuring the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes

in October jumped to the highest level in almost six years. That suggests sales of previously occupied homes will rise in the coming months. Builders, meanwhile, are more optimistic that the recovery will endure. A measure of their confidence rose to the highest level in six and a half years last month. And builders broke ground on new homes and apartments at the fastest pace in more than four years in October.

Stocks change little as budget talks continue in Washington BY STEVE ROTHWELL Associated Press

NEW YORK — Stocks closed little changed Tuesday on Wall Street as budget talks continued in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 13.82 points at 12,951.78 after trading in a narrow range of just 82 points. The Standard and Poor’s 500 was down 2.41 points to 1,407.05. The Nasdaq composite was down 5.51 at 2,996.69. Investors are waiting on developments from Washington in the budget talks, which are aimed at avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” That refers to a series of sharp government spending cuts and tax increases that begin to kick in Jan. 1 and could eventually cause a recession. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that a proposal by House Speaker John Boehner on Monday was “still out of balance.” Obama, in an interview with Bloomberg Television, insisted on higher taxes for wealthy Americans. Republicans, led by Boehner, have balked at Obama’s proposal of $1.6 trillion in additional taxes over a decade, and Monday called for increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and lowering

“If you looked back a week ago, most people were under the impression that we’d get this solved fairly quickly. There hasn’t really been any positive news, or any positive movement, in the last few days, and with that it makes people more and more nervous.” JJ Kinahan TD Ameritrade chief derivatives strategist cost-of-living increases for Social Security benefits. “Politicians are doing their negotiating dance. They both start out on their extreme positions. The question is how long until they get into the middle,” said Rex Macey, chief investment officer at Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors in Atlanta. Among stocks making big moves, Darden Restaurants, owner of the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant chains, fell $5.02, or 9.6 percent, to $47.40 after cutting its profit forecast for fiscal 2013. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse said that restaurant-goers would “quickly lose their appetite” if the U.S. went over the “cliff” because the job cuts that would likely follow would curb discretionary spending.

Stock trading will likely become increasingly more volatile the longer talks progress without a deal, said JJ Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade. “If you looked back a week ago, most people were under the impression that we’d get this solved fairly quickly,” Kinahan said. “There hasn’t really been any positive news, or any positive movement, in the last few days, and with that it makes people more and more nervous.” Despite the slow pace of the talks, the stock market has gained back nearly all of a post-election slide caused by concerns about the fiscal impasse. The S&P is now about 1.5 percent below where it was on Nov. 6. In midNovember it had dropped as much as 5 percent.

Bill Gross, the managing director of fund manager PIMCO, told investors in his regular newsletter that they should expect annualized bond returns of 3 to 4 percent at best in the future and stock returns that are “only a few percentage points higher.” The S&P 500 has risen 12 percent this year. High debt levels and slowing global growth will weigh on the economy, Gross said. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell 1 basis point to 1.61 percent. Among other stocks making big moves: ■ Big Lots gained $3.23, or 11.5 percent, to $31.27 after the discount retailer raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported a loss that wasn’t as bad as analysts had expected. ■ Pep Boys fell $1.11, or 10.4 percent, to $9.57 after posting a loss on weak sales at the company’s auto stores and reporting rising costs. ■ MetroPCS fell 81 cents, or 7.5 percent, to $9.96 after Reuters reported that Sprint isn’t currently considering making a counter offer for the cellphone business. MetroPCS and T-Mobile said in October that they had agreed to combine their businesses.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants Inc. is cutting its profit forecast for the year, with the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster blaming failed promotions and negative publicity generated by its tests to limit health care costs for workers. The company’s stock tumbled nearly 10 percent Tuesday. Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis said Tuesday that the company’s promotions didn’t resonate as well with “financially stretched” diners as those of competitors during its fiscal second quarter. He said the disappointing results show the need for bold changes and that Darden would revise its promotional calendars to better fit with the financial realities of diners. For the quarter, the company expects revenue at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse locations open at least a year to be down about 2.7 percent. At its much smaller specialty restaurant group, it expects the figure to rise 0.7 percent. The metric is a key measure of health because it strips out the impact of recently opened or closed locations. Darden, based in Orlando, Fla., said it expects a profit from continuing operations of 25 cents or 26 cents per share for its second

quarter, which ended Nov. 25. Not including one-time items, it expects 31 cents per share to 32 cents per share. By that measure, analysts polled by FactSet had expected earnings of 46 cents per share. The company is cutting its outlook for its full fiscal 2013 as well, noting that the more downbeat guidance reflects the potential impact of bad publicity. In October, the company had said it was putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama’s health care law. Under the new law, companies with 50 or more workers could be hit with fines if they do not provide basic coverage for full-time workers and their dependents. Those penalties and requirements could significantly boost labor costs for some companies, particularly in low-wage industries such as retail and hospitality, where most jobs don’t come with health benefits. The company projected a fiscal 2013 profit from continuing operations of $3.29 to $3.49 per share, which includes about 8 cents to 10 cents of transaction and closing costs related to the Yard House acquisition. Its previous guidance was for earnings of $3.76 to $3.90 per share. Analysts had expected $3.87 per share.

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IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corp. is raising CEO Rex W. Tillerson’s salary 6 percent to $2.72 million on Jan. 1. The oil giant said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that Tillerson will also get a bonus of $4.59 million and 225,000 shares of restricted stock. Tillerson’s 2012 salary was $2.57 million, which was up from $2.39 million in 2011, according to previous filings. Exxon said that about half the bonus will be paid in cash by year-end and the rest paid later through units that can be converted to cash based on a formula tied to cumulative quarterly earnings per share. Half the restricted shares must be held for five years and half for 10 years or until retirement, whichever comes later. Tillerson is 60 and Exxon Mobil has an age65 retirement rule, although it was waived for his predecessor, Lee R.

Raymond. In 2011, the last year for which full details are available, Tillerson received compensation worth $25.2 million, including salary, bonus, stock awards and other items. He has been CEO since 2006. In the first nine months of 2012, Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, earned $34.93 billion, or 10 percent more than the same period last year, on revenue of $367.12 billion. Thirdquarter earnings fell 7 percent from the same quarter in 2011, however, as the company produced less oil and gas at lower prices. The weak global economy has dampened demand for oil, and strong production in the U.S. has held down natural gas prices. Shares of the world’s largest publicly traded oil company fell 42 cents to close at $87.19. They have gained about 3 percent for the year.


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45.46

1.00 (2.1)

2.75

Dec. 10

Whole Foods (WFM)

92.07

0.80 (0.9)

2.00

Dec. 10

Guess (GES)

25.43

0.80 (3.1)

1.20

Dec. 12

Regal Entertaiment (RGC)

15.53

0.84 (5.5)

1.00

Dec. 11

3.37

0.08 (2.4)

1.00

Dec. 14

Tellabs (TLAB)

N

$18.49

Why it’s happening: Generally companies pay special dividends in exceptional circumstances, such as when they are flush with cash or are in the midst of restructuring. The current trigger is that tax rates on dividend income are scheduled to rise next year. The rate for taxpayers in the top income bracket could j jump as high as 43.4 percent from 15 perce unless Congress and President Barack percent, Obama st strike a budget compromise. The change is part of the scheduled expiration of tax cuts approved under President George W. Bush. The specter of higher taxes has led still more companies to move up dividends that would normally be paid in January to this year.

are rushing to pay billions in extra dividend payments ments before the ar. Last month, 228 end of the year. companies announced nounced plans for me payments to their special, one-time at’s more than triple investors. That’s ncements in Novemthe 72 announcements ording to S&P Dow ber 2011, according Jones Indices.. panies are taking advantage of Some companies ates to reward their shareholders low interest rates shareholders. Costco is issuing $3.5 billion in notes at interest rates of 0.65 percent to 1.7 percent to cover the $3 billion in special dividends it will pay this month.

Carnival (CCL)

37.78

1.00 (2.6)

0.50

Dec. 7

Ethan Allen (ETH)

28.52

0.36 (1.2)

0.41

Dec. 6 '=+829/ %+<-25/C%

Source: FactSet; company releases

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52-WEEK RANGE CLOSE LO HI CLOSE 28.51 6 38.58 33.92

Am Greetings

12.47

9

17.85

17.15

Amer Railcar Inds

20.26

9

33.00

31.36

BancorpSouth

9.85

7

15.69

13.38

Bank of America

4.92

0

10.10

9.91

%CHG -0.6%

YTD %CHG +12.2%

DIV 1.80f

-.07

-0.4%

+37.1%

0.60

+.69

+2.2%

+31.0%

...

+.06

+0.5%

+21.4%

0.04

+.11

+1.1%

+78.2%

0.04

CHG -.22

CenterPoint Energy

18.07

5

21.81

19.63

-.13

-0.7%

-2.3%

0.81

ConAgra Foods

23.64

0

29.97

29.55

-.27

-0.9%

+11.9%

1.00f

Crane Co

34.89

5

51.48

41.91

-.40

-0.9%

-10.3%

1.12

Dillards Inc

42.54

0

89.98

88.92

-.09

-0.1%

+98.1%

0.20a

Emerson Elec

43.59

7

53.78

49.74

+.14

+0.3%

+6.8%

1.64f

Entergy

61.55

2

74.50

62.96

-.43

-0.7%

-13.8%

3.32

FedEx Corp

76.95

6

97.19

88.39

+.26

+0.3%

+5.8%

0.56

Gen Electric

16.18

7

23.18

20.86

+.04

+0.2%

+16.5%

0.68

HealthSouth Corp

15.19

7

24.99

21.80

-.13

-0.6%

+23.4%

...

Hunt, JB Transport

42.61

9

61.18

58.13

-.55

-0.9%

+29.0%

0.56

Iberiabank Corp

44.28

3

55.67

47.50

-.85

-1.8%

-3.7%

1.36

Kroger Co

20.98

0

26.89

26.87

+.09

+0.3%

+10.9%

0.60f

Mondelez Intl

22.31

6

28.48

25.75

+.08

+0.3%

+5.3%

0.52

Nucor Corp

34.23

6

45.75

40.74

+.46

+1.1%

+3.0%

1.46

Penney JC Co Inc

15.69

1

43.18

17.78

+.42

+2.4%

-49.4%

...

Pentair Ltd

32.50

0

48.99

48.34

+.42

+0.9%

+45.2%

0.88

PepsiCo

62.15

7

73.66

69.86

-.01

...%

+5.3%

2.15

Post Holdings Inc

22.75

9

36.12

34.73

+.16

+0.5%

+30.1%

...

PulteGroup Inc

5.54

0

18.30

17.09

+.14

+0.8%

+170.8%

...

Ralcorp Holding

59.28

0

89.25

89.45

+.33

+0.4%

+23.4%

...

3.79

7

7.73

6.45

-.13

-2.0%

+50.0%

0.04 0.33t

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28.89

3

85.90

42.88

+.77

+1.8%

+34.9%

Simmons Fst Natl

22.36

3

28.54

23.76

-.17

-0.7%

-12.6%

0.80

Toyota Mot

63.27

0

87.15

85.52

-.14

-0.2%

+29.3%

1.51e

Tyson Foods

14.07

8

21.06

19.28

+.06

+0.3%

-6.6%

0.20f

WalMart Strs

57.18

8

77.60

72.12

+.78

+1.1%

+20.7%

1.59

Walgreen Co

28.53

7

37.35

34.27

-.01

...%

+3.7%

1.10

Windstream Corp Wolverine WW

Soybeans

7.86

2

12.55

8.50

+.12

+1.4%

-27.6%

1.00

33.30

7

47.99

42.73

-.58

-1.3%

+19.9%

0.48

Cotton

5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

YESTERDAY: Sales: 289,871 Open Interest: 591,681, t -4160.00 MONTH Jan 13 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Sep 13 Nov 13 Jan 14 Mar 14

Rice

OPEN 1453.50 1447.75 1426 1419 1386.25 1348.50 1317 1319.50 1323.75

HIGH 1461 1455.25 1432.50 1420.75 1392.75 1353.25 1319.75 1319.50 1323.75

LOW 1436 1430 1407.50 1396.75 1380.25 1338.25 1296 1315.75 1322

More Business News Than all other local media combined

Period %QOOQFKVKGU

Wheat

SETTLE 1455.50 1450.25 1428 1416.75 1391.75 1351 1314.25 1319.25 1322

CHG. +1.75 +2 +1 ... -.25 -2 -3 -3 -1.75

MONTH Dec 12 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13 Sep 13 Oct 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14

OPEN 71.94 73.48 74.30 75.04

HIGH 72.01 73.94 74.58 75.19

LOW 71.64 72.52 73.46 74.26

76.90 77.25

77.17 77.55

76.36 77.25

Corn

5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

SETTLE 71.91 72.91 73.87 74.73 77.11 76.47 77.11 77.55 77.45

CHG. -1.02 -1.07 -.87 -.45 -.08 -.20 -.08 -.24 +.06

CHG.

Jan 13

15.345

15.550

15.335

15.410

+.035

Mar 13

15.645

15.830

15.645

15.725

+.035

May 13

15.945

16.100

15.945

16.015

+.040

Jul 13

16.185

16.210

16.185

16.210

+.025

Sep 13

15.550

15.550

15.550

15.550

...

Nov 13

15.550

15.550

15.550

15.550

...

Jan 14

15.550

15.550

15.550

15.550

...

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-25.20

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5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

MONTH Dec 12 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13 Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14

OPEN 841.75 860.50 868.50 868.50 876.75 885.75 888.50 877.75 840

Soybean Meal

YESTERDAY: Sales: 324,695 Open Interest: 1,214,907, t -7269.00 SETTLE

q

YESTERDAY: Sales: 150,544 Open Interest: 448,550, t -2438.00

YESTERDAY: Sales: 18,483 Open Interest: 161,445, s +1151.00

2,000 CWT- dollars per CWT

YESTERDAY: Sales: 3,069 Open Interest: 14,797, s +195.00 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW

Shines its light on

50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

GOLD $1,694.40

.CTIGUV/WVWCN(WPFU

Something special

Stocks fell modestly Tuesday, as the wait continued for Washington to reach a compromise on the budget. Sharp tax increases and spending cuts are scheduled to take effect automatically in 2013, unless Congress can reach a compromise.

-.59

HIGH 845.25 865 873 872.50 879.25 888.75 891.25 877.75 843.75

LOW 835 851.50 860 861.25 871.25 879.25 884.50 877.25 836.75

SETTLE 838.50 856.50 865.25 866.25 874.75 884 888.50 877.25 843.75

CHG. -3.50 -4.25 -4 -2.50 -1.75 -.25 +.25 -.50 +1.75

SETTLE 447.80 440.30 433.10 420.60 413.70 404.70 391.20 373.90 370.90

CHG. +2.60 +1.70 +1.50 +1.20 +.70 +.30 -.70 +.20 -.10

100 tons- dollars per ton

YESTERDAY: Sales: 101,424 Open Interest: 217,216, t -578.00

MONTH

OPEN

HIGH

LOW

SETTLE

CHG.

Dec 12 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13 Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14

748.25 753.75 753 746.50 661.50 639 647 653 655

751.50 757 756 749 664 642 649.50 655 657

741 746.75 746.75 741 657.25 635.75 645 653 652.25

746.50 752 753 748.25 663.75 641.75 649.50 655 657

-2.50 -2.75 -1.25 +1.25 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1.25

MONTH Dec 12 Jan 13 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Sep 13 Oct 13 Dec 13

OPEN 444.20 438.60 431.90 419.20 413.60 404.90 392.30 373.00 369.40

HIGH 448.20 441.00 433.70 421.30 413.80 405.00 392.50 374.00 371.10

LOW 442.90 435.50 428.70 416.70 410.00 401.80 389.00 371.10 367.20

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FEDEX GROUND needing team drivers home weekly. 870-483-4753 business matters and will provide 24 hour KING care at home and in the hospital. Also available TRANSPORTATION is our optional patient *NEEDING OTR DRIVERS* a d v o c a t e s e r v i c e t o Home During the Week provide an informative lifeline between client's and on Weekends!!! families and physicians. King Services, Inc. For information conDrop and Hook tact JoAnn at 870-483-2380 ext. 3 (870)926.9417 or Don at phillip@transport (870)897.7829 king.com

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209 E. Nettleton, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, very nice, weekly and monthly rent. Utilities paid. Onsite manager, with laundromat. Please call 897-0573, 219-0579

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NICE 2 bedroom, HUD accepted. 117 W Forrest. 870-275-7707

SPECIAL! 1751 W. Nettleton- 2/ 3 bedrooms, HUD OK. 870-933-7303.

1333 Oakdale • $127,500

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# 1 NICE, Large 2 BR. 2 BA. stove, fridge, ch&a., wash/ dryer, water, cable/ internet pd. $760 mo/ $500 deposit. 1007 Ferrell #2. 870-761-9397 1 BR, 1 BA, 4607 East Nettleton. Utilities included, $425 month, 870-316-1353 BONO/ JONESBORO 1- 3 Bedroom Apartments $375- $675/ month Houses 2- 4 bedrooms Some HUD Accepted. Some based on income. Some pet friendly. 336-0112 J. A. Whitley Invest., LLC

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2 BEDROOM at 3311 Canadian Lane. No pet policy. $500 monthly, $250 deposit. 870-2152293.

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3 Bd, 2 Ba, 1900 sq. ft., ceramic tile and carpet, 2 yr old roof, 2 yr old air conditioner/heating unit, updated bathrooms, corner fenced lot, central location. (870)219-0818

5000 sq. ft building. Included beauty shop, 2 apartments and 500 sq. ft out building. 870-886-2893, 870-759-1169, 870-886-2828. Reduce Price..... $120,000

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Homes for 0620 Rent

2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 1 car garage, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and water included. Nice Location. 2000 Mockingbird Ln, Paragould. $650/monthly $650/deposit. Call 870-212-0554.

APARTMENT W/garage. 2 BR, 2 BA, all appliances, $650 monthly, $475 deposit. Day 870236-8704, nights 870-335 -6250.

2BR/1BA, stove, refrigerator. $395 month/$275 deposit. D a y s 8 7 0 - 2 3 6 8704/Nights 870-3356250.

3 BR/2 BA, North Jonesboro. HUD accepted. $600 Rent, $300 deposit. 870-972-5817

Clearview Apartments. 207 B Street, Paragould. Utilities and Cable Included. $50 off first month. 870-236-3217.

VERY NICE newly constructed large 2 bedroom apartments. All appliances furnished, including washer and dryer. Built in microwave and disposal. $175 week utilities paid. $300 deposit. Call 2153971.

2 BR apartment, 310 N. 14th Ave. Washer/Dryer hookup. $575 a month or $625 with cable. $350 deposit. Water, trash and electric paid. No IN PARAGOULD. 1 or 2 p e t p o l i c y . H U D a p - bedroom apartment, proved. 870-450-0356. CH&A, with or without utilities paid. HUD ac2 BR apartment, 310 N. cepted. For details call 14th Ave. Washer/Dryer 870-236-9266, 870-476hookup. $575 a month 6939. or $625 with cable. $350 deposit. Water, trash MOVE IN READY! For and electric paid. No lease, 2 BR, 2 BA, all kitp e t p o l i c y . H U D a p - chen appliances plus proved. 870-240-3704. W/D and garage, No pet 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath du- policy, No HUD. 1612 plex on Reynolds Park Rector Road #2. $650 Road. Appliances fur- month/$450 deposit. nished. Water/Sewer 870-476-0344. paid. Senior discount. N o p e t p o l i c y . $ 5 2 5 NEW 2BR 1BA apartmonth, $300 deposit. m e n t k i t c h e n a p p l i ances furnished stained 870-215-3086. concrete floors. 422 CYNTHIA. 2BR apart- $600/Monthly $200/Dem e n t $ 4 7 5 / M o n t h posit Greene street at $300/Deposit in Parag- 14th street 870-239ould. Call 870-476-2320. 6005 514 GREG Drive 1 BD 1 B A f o r R e n t ! $ 3 8 5 NEWLY REFURBISHED monthly, $200 deposit. 2BR apt. 205 East BaldCall 870-219-9200 or 870- win, Paragould. $475 month includes water 761-1013 only, $250 deposit. HUD 515 SOUTH 6 1/2 Street. O.K. Call 565-2146. Brand new 2 bedroom, 1 bath with single car NEW REMODELED 2BR, garage apartments. All 1BA, all appliances. $500 electric, no pet policy. month/$375 deposit. $695 month with $250 HUD approved. Day 236deposit. Call 565-5555. 8704, Night 335-6250 5605 W Kingshighway #4 available for rent. Up- TWO BEDROOM, CH/A, stairs 2 bedroom 1 bath W/D hook-up, kitchen apartment. $550 mo appliances furnished. utilities paid $250 de- No pet policy. Call after posit. 870-212-0633. 4:30 pm 236-7140.

WESTSIDE LOCATION (Paragould) 2 bedroom, CH/A, washer and dryer hookup, kitchen appliances furnished. NO PET POLICY! $425 monthly, $300 deposit. Call 239-1955.

Furnished 0615 Apartments 1 BEDROOM house, country settings, private lake, utilities paid. $750 month. 870935-7105

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2 BEDROOM apartment. Utilities furnished. Call 476-1310.

Homes for 0620 Rent

3 OR 4 BR. 808 Parkview, hardwood floors, nice neighborhood. HUD approved. $800 monthly. Available Jan. 1st. 870 680-0455.

BEAUTIFUL LARGE country estate: 2449 CR 333, 3 miles on Hasbrook Rd off Dan Ave. Approx 2 acres, approx 2100sf plus finished full basement, 4 large rooms. Porch all around house, sunroom, all appliancesincludes washer and dryer. Wood floors, 2 car carport. No hunting privileges. References required. 1 year lease. $1,000 deposit, $1200 rent. 870-933-0957 870-761-3117

GLENWOOD, OFF Stroud3 BR 2 BA, $1200 monthly. 870-935-5799

2 BEDROOM, 2 bath house in Ridgepoint Jonesboro subdivision, 3708 Pebble 1100 WILKINS Large 4 Beach. $1800 month. b e d r o o m , 2 . 5 b a t h , $1400, deposit. 870-935 417-293-7323 5799 2 BR 1 BA, 1604 Brooke Circle. $575, No HUD. 2 AND 3 Bedroom HUD 870-919-0777 approved Homes.

870-761-5816 2 BR, 1 BA, great location, 1308 Flint St. 2 BR/ 1 BA, 1 car car870-316-1353 port, Westside Schools, 2321 FAIR Cove: 2 BR, 1 $575 monthly. 870-935BA, $595 monthly, $400 7377. deposit, no HUD. 2112 MUNOS, duplex 870-974-3884 apartment, 2 BR 1.5 BA, 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, $650 monthly, $500 deFox Meadow Subdivi- posit. No pet, no HUD sion. $725 monthly. 870- policy. 870-761-7699 935-7377

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3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 1 108 N. 4th St, 2 Bedcar carport, Valley View room, 2 Bath, like new Schools. $850 monthly. inside out. $400 deposit, 870-935-7377 $650 monthly. No Pet 4 B E D R O O M , 2 b a t h , Policy. Lease required. Nettleton Schools, $895 Call 870-450-2704, 870 monthly, 870-935-7377 239-9328.

$147,500

6000 sq ft under Roof, Enclosed Parking Area, 3.5 acres, Furnished with Haworth Desks, Cisco Switches, Ready for occupancy! Current Appraisal $779,500- Sale Price $631,000 or $610,000 empty. Call John Sawyer 870-243-6429 with Questions.

2708 Fairmount, Jonesboro 4BR/ 2 Bath, 1873 sq.ft. Great starter home corner lot call Stacy Murry • 870.919.4601 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

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1304 Congress, Newport. 2BA 1.5BA, Pool, Bamboo fence, Dishwasher, New paint, Storage Building, New tub/shower, Security system, Pecan tree, Brick Gas Fireplace. Honey Realty, Agent Owned • 501-412-3930 www.honeyrealty.com • $58,500

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2809 MARTINBROOK

3 BR/ 2 BA Condo. All appliances, Fireplace, 1 car garage, Pool, tennis court, club house, Windwood Condos.

$96,550 $98,000 • 870-897-2842

F.S.B.O. 1223 W. Matthews Beautiful 100 year old concrete home with clay tile roof located near historical district. 6000 sq ft includes 2 living areas, formal dining room, 6 BR/ 4.5 BA, 1000 sq ft finished attic game room w/kitchenette & half bath. Extensive use of hardwood flooring, unfinished full basement, oversized 2 car garage, attached 1000 sq ft guest house. Large wrap-around porch, sun porch, fenced yard. Photos may be seen at zillow.com. $449,500 • 870-931-8284

Steve Collar 870.316.0312

4 bedrooms 2 baths, 1879 sq. ft., freshly painted neutral colors, dining room. Very nice covered patio

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2117 Browns Lane H5 - Jonesboro 2009 Wingate: Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath in Nettleton schools! New hardwood flooring. Great landscaping with Koi pond in backyard! $123,125 obo. Call 870-761-5878

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3bed / 2.5bath, 2,777 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, hardwood, tile, carpet, fireplace, large master w/ sitting area, jet tub in master bath, lots of closet space, large laundry room, 2 car garage, 4 seasons sun room, outdoor patio, privacy fence, sitting on 1.22 acres. Move in ready.

$149,802

327 CR 7822 • $350,000 Large 4 BR, 3 1/2 Bath. 2809 Martinbrook. Excellent location. Two new HVAC systems, new roof. Great location, great price, lots of space. Look inside. Open every Sunday 1-2 pm or call 934-8987 anytime.

2109 PAULA DRIVE, JONESBORO

2900 SQ. FT, Fireplace, 3 BR/ 2.5 BA, Bonus Room, with 8 ft pool table. Storage bldg with Electric, & Air. Privacy Fenced Back Yard. Totally Updated. Purchase Options Available. $185,500. 870-932-6460, 870-530-5957 By Appointment Only.

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783 CR 378 3BDR/2BA home on one acre, with open floor plan-1955 sq. ft., formal dining, WBFP, CH&A, screened porch, deck, large mbr. $138,000. Shown by appointment 870-931-1970.

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3 BEDROOM, 1 bath with carport, 109 Winn St. Across from Tech High School. $650 rent, $400 deposit. Call 870-2403704.

605 SOUTH 39th Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $825 month, $300 deposit. Jonesboro 870-240-3798, 870-236- 2 BR/ 1 BA, 309 Walnut, $450 monthly, $250 de2896. posit. 870-761-1217. 616 MAGNOLIA (in Parago u l d ) 4 B e d r o o m , 2 Paragould B a t h , $ 7 0 0 / m o n t h , NICE 2 bedroom, 1 bath $300/deposit. Call 870- D u p l e x o n B r i g h t o n St.(Paragould) For 476-2320 more info call 870-692719 W. Park St.: Large 3 4340 bedroom, 2 bath, $900/month, $450/deBusiness posit, Lease required. 0670 Places/Offices No Pet Policy. 870-4502704 or 870-239-9328. #1 3 Three major ALL ELECTRIC, brick, 3 shopping centers, Jonesboro. bedroom, 2 bath, $775/mo, Great Loca- Highland Center Grant Center tion! Updated with all Valley View Center appliances 335-6859 2820 Highland CENTER HILL : 3 bed2828 Highland room, 2 bath, CH/A, 870-972-6042 very nice fenced yard, O F F ICE A N D Retail Casey Lane, $690/mo, 236-9266 or 476-6939 Space- 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Starting at $350 per 3 BR 1 BA, 506 Belaire month. Please call Circle, Paragould, $500 870-275-4223. deposit and $700 rent. OFFICE SPACE for lease: New carpet, nice neigh1,000-5,000 sf. 3014 Turborhood, close to man Dr. 870-935-3006 school. Call 870-4500010. No Pet Policy, No Mobile Homes HUD. 0675

1232 NADINE. CH&A, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, eat in kitchen. Carport and storage building. No pet policy. Deposit required. $450 month. Call 870-340-8143. 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath home. $400 month, $200 deposit. Call 2364129 or 215-3780. 2&3 BR houses for rent on East Side of Paragould. No pet policy. 870476-7911 or 870-2151186. 2BR 1.5 BA, walk-incloset large deck, carport, hardwood and tile flooring. Good Area in town. Available Dec. 1st. $575 month $400 deposit. Call 870-215-3971 3 BEDROOM Paragould. Hardwood floors, central heat and air, Excellent location. GCT School District. Close to GCT Elementary. $550 month. References required. No pet policy. 870-215-1447, 870-2153334. 3 BEDROOM recently updated, new CH/A, hardwood Floor, excellent location behind hospital. For sale or rent to own, $550/monthly. Money required down. 870-215-1447 or 870-2152897 or 870-239-8627. 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath house, single car carport, patio out back. 870 -476-1310 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath in Greene County Tech School District. 1430 Greene 834 Rd. All kitchen appliances. $500 month, $200 deposit. No inside pets. Call 870215-1965.

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NEW 3BR, 2BA, 609 Meadow Lane. Clean a n d n e w l y p a i n t e d . 2 BEDROOM, washer, $650/rent, $500/deposit. dryer, clean, No pet/ 870-476-3694. Smoking Policy. 932NEWER 2 bedroom, 1 7883. bath. Appliances. No 2 BR/ 1 Ba Trailer. 801 pet or smoking policy. M a y s R o a d . $ 4 2 5 Deposit $450. $600. 870- monthly. 870-316-1353 335-6937. NEWLY REMODELED, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with single car garage on Brookside Circle. No pet policy, No HUD. Available 1st week of December. $700 month, $350 security deposit. Call 239-3800 and leave message.

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PRICED TO sell. 2 bed- TIRED OF paying rent? room, 1 bath house on Own land? E-Z TermsEast Main Street. For Mfg. homes. appointment to see, call Call 870-935-1711 -FREE SERVICE, Wonder 870-236-7137, 870-215what your house would 1458. Commercial/ 0754 Office sell for? Call Mike Childs Remax Real Estate Paragould 974-7352. 121 ELIZABETH Ann. Brand new 3 bedroom, 3400 SQFT. Home on 1.5 2 bath with 2 car gar- Jonesboro w o o d e d a c r e s , 1 4 0 5 age. All electric, vaulted NETTLETON OR SouthRidge Oak Lane, Jones- ceilings, hardwood and west Drive- 1000-2100 sf. boro. 4 Bedrooms, 3 tile, custom cabinets Coldwell Banker, Phillip, bath, loft room, sun- with stainless steel ap- 8 7 0 - 3 5 1 - 5 5 0 5 or room, remodeled kit- pliances. Call 565-5555. 870-935-2059 chin w/stainless steel Paragould appliances, Valley View ATTRACTIVE OFFICE/ ReSchool D i s t r i c t . 0720 Duplex/Apts tail Spaces for lease in $199,500. 870-897-0961 Rockingchair Village. 870-239-4358. BEAUTIFUL 3 BR/1 BA home on 1 acre, 1 mile Office Space for rent Lake/River/ S. of Maynard. Fresh 0728 1200 sq ft. Grecian Plaza Resort paint & new flooring. in Paragould. Must see. OWNER FIN870-476-2822. ANCING AVAILABLE! For qualified buyers! Business Cabins for Sale 0760 870.510.2507

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RENT TO OWN: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, cul-de-sac location, privacy fence, CH/A, vaulted ceilings, Tech School District. Low down payment. No 3BR/2BA, 3803 Emile Jo. closing cost. Fixed rate. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 y e a r l e a s e . $ 6 3 5 Call 870-215-2969 or 870mobile homes. month/$635 deposit. No 897-2493 Stove, refrigerator. pet policy. Call 870-239Condominiums 5286. 0625 for Rent Call: 3BR 1.5 BA, all electric, 870-239-4203 h a r d w o o d a n d t i l e 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 870-240-7311 floors. $650 month $400 Woodsprings Condo, 1 deposit. Call 870-215- car garage, rent $1,090. Call Carroll Caldwell at HOUSES AND Mobile 3971. Homes also NEW mobile Coldwell Banker VCI homes for rent in Mar3 B E D R O O M , 1 B a t h , 870-931-8233 maduke. 236-0164, central heat and air, 2 B E D R O O M , 2 b a t h , 597-1217. hardwood floors, stove g r e a t l o cation, $550 and fridge furnished. Speciality Close to GCT Primary. month 870-926-2053 870 0680 Shops $550 rent $ 400 deposit. -219-5595. Call 870-215-3334 or 87025X50 SHOP, roll up and Duplexes for 215-1447. 0630 Rent walk through door, Half 600 EAST Court Street. Bath and Gas Heat. $375 Recently remodeled. 2 B E D R O O M S q u i e t monthly. Best Mini Stor$650 month/$500 de- neighborhood appli- age, 3119 Mead Drive off posit. No Hud, No pet ances included. A must P a r k e r R o a d b e h i n d see call 740-7329. policy. 870-476-3307. Putt Putt. 870-935-6938.

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2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON 100th Year Anniversary Edition. Less than 5k miles $8,750 870-761-9400

2005 Honda Shadow 1100 Cobra pipes, Fresh oil & tune-up. Over $1500 in extras. Runs great! 18,500 miles

PRIME COMMERCIAL property in Hardy Arkansas, for sale by owner! 870-847-5320 870-856-2087

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Save thousands with this “instant house.” Will move to your property. 3 BR/ 2 BA plus family room, furniture included! Shell home available too! 479-530-4795

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ABANDONED MANUFACTURED homes on land. Easy terms. Ph 870-935-1708. Apply by phone or set an apMUST SEE! 5 acres, 2- pointment. story, 3 BR/ 2 BA, 1,944 sq ft home in Harris- S P E C I A L G O V ' t P r o burg. Separate dining g r a m s f o r m a n u f a c r o o m , l a r g e m a s t e r tured homes. If you bath & utility room. have land or family land. Country setting. OWN- Easy terms. ER FINANCING AVAIL- Ph 870-935-1712. Apply ABLE for qualified buy- by phone or set an appointment. ers! 870.510.2507

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1987 Bayliner Capri 85HP, Ski/Fish, New Battery, Starter, Cables! Lake Ready!

$1,999 OBO 870-316-1966

1994 RANGER 481VS BASS BOAT 150hp Johnson Fastrike Tandem Axle Trailer Trolling Motor, Runs Great!

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FOR SALE: 2002 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome, 32 ft. long widebody with one sideout. On Workhorse chassis. Allison transmission. Only 36,533 miles, very good condition. No smoking and no pets. Selling due to bad health. Call: 870-565 -6896.

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WAY COMMISSION PLAINTIFF V. NO. CV-2005-311 | | LEROY HILL, DECEASED, www.jonesborosun.com AND MAE HILL, DECEASED, HUSBAND A N D Legals W I F E , e t a l 0955 Legals 0955 DEFENDANTS N O T I C E O F S T A T U S Westside School DisHEARING trict is accepting techTAKE NOTICE that the nology upgrade bids. Court will take up the Go to: captioned matter for www.westsideschools.o consideration of this rg and view the district case’s status at the bids page. Craighead County Courthouse, 511 South IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Main Street, Jonesboro, O F G R E E N E C O U N T Y , ARKANSAS AR 72403, on: GENERATION MORTDay: Tuesday GAGE COMPANY Date: April 2, 2013 PLAINTIFF Time: 9:30 a.m. ARKANSAS STATE HIGH- vs. NO. CV-2012-172 LINDA R. MCKIM WAY COMMISSION By: /s/William L. Whar- and/or OCCUPANTS OF 1205 OAKDALE STREET ton W i l l i a m L . W h a r t o n - PARAGOULD, ARKANSAS 72450 DEFENDANTS #79137 S t a f f A t t o r n e y f o r WARNING ORDER TO THE DEFENDANT(S) Plaintiff Occupants of 1205 OakPost Office Box 2261 Little Rock, AR 72203- dale street, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 (if any); 2261 Linda R. McKim 501.569.2003 (Vox) You are hereby warned 501.569.2164 (Fax) to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days IN THE CIRCUIT COURT from the first date of OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, publication of this ARKANSAS Warning Order and anWESTERN DISTRICT swer the complaint of CIVIL DISTRICT the Plaintiff wherein STATE OF ARKANSAS the property or thing to PLAINTIFF be affected is deNO. CV-2012-610 ADD# scribed as follows: 0951-12-2-8 Land Situated in the VS. County of Greene in the 2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA State of AR PICKUP TRUCK, That part of the South2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA east Quarter of the SUV, BIANCA BERNAL, Northwest Quarter of EDGAR LOPEZ, AND ANTSection 32, Township 17 ONIO FUENTES North, Range 6 East, deDEFENDANTS scribed as follows: BeWARNING ORDER ginning at the center of Notice is hereby given Section 32, run thence that a judgment is South 1 degree 18 sought in the above minutes West 18 feet, case. The property to run thence North 89 debe affected by this grees 34 minutes West judgment is one 2008 843 feet, run thence Toyota Tundra Pickup North 1 degree 18 Truck and one 2001 minutes East 150 feet, Toyota Sequoia SUV. run thence North 89 deThis property was grees 34 minutes West seized in Craighead 209.7 feet, run thence County, Arkansas, on or North 1 degree 18 about September 12, minutes East 50 feet, 2012. Any interested run thence South 89 deperson is hereby grees 34 minutes East warned to appear with122 feet to the true in thirty days from the point of beginning, run date of first publication thence South 89 deof this Warning Order or grees 34 minutes East be barred from appear72 feet, run thence ing or asserting any North 1 degree 18 claim to the above- deminutes East 150 feet, scribed property. run thence North 89 deDate of first publicagrees 34 minutes West tion: November 28, 72 feet, run thence 2012. South 1 degree 18 ANN HUDSON, CIRCUIT minutes West 150 feet CLERK to the true point of beBy: /s/Belinda Garrison, ginning. Being Lot 2 of D.C. Ridgeway Addition Date Issued: 10-4-2012 Number 3, Paragould, Arkansas. J o n e s b o r o P u b l i c Commonly known as Schools Food Service is 1205 Oakdale Street, a c c e p t i n g b i d s o n Paragould, Arkansas Bread. Bid sheets can 7 2 4 5 0 b e o b t a i n e d a t t h e Your failure to file a J o n e s b o r o P u b l i c written answer within Schools Administration thirty (30) days may bar Building or by emailing you from answering or B r e n d a . c o x @ j o n e s asserting any defense boroschools.net, Food you may have. Services Director. You Given under my hand may also call 870-933- and the seal of said 5800 ext 2241. Bids will Court this 26 day of be opened on Decem- November, 2012. ber 12 at 9am. Greene County Circuit Clerk By: R. Callahan, D.C Deputy Clerk For Publication in the The Jonesboro Sun PREPARED BY: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Ste. D220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 By: /s/R.S. Bueter Randall S. Bueter (93-016) Attorneys for Plaintiff

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0955 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION PLAINTIFF V. NO. CV-2005-311 LEROY HILL, DECEASED, AND MAE HILL, DECEASED, HUSBAND AND WIFE, et al DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF STATUS HEARING TAKE NOTICE that the Court will take up the captioned matter for consideration of this case’s status at the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 South Main Street, Jonesboro, AR 72403, on: Day: Tuesday Date: April 2, 2013 Time: 9:30 a.m. ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION By: /s/William L. Wharton William L. Wharton#79137 Staff Attorney for Plaintiff Post Office Box 2261 Little Rock, AR 722032261 501.569.2003 (Vox) 501.569.2164 (Fax)

you from answering or asserting any defense you may have. Given under my hand and the seal of said Court this 26 day of November, 0955 Legals2012. Greene County Circuit Clerk By: R. Callahan, D.C Deputy Clerk For Publication in the The Jonesboro Sun PREPARED BY: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Ste. D220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 By: /s/R.S. Bueter Randall S. Bueter (93-016) Attorneys for Plaintiff IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS CIVIL DIVISION US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION TRUST 2005-WF3 PLAINTIFF vs. No. CV-2012-86 TENANTS OF 7 LAKE DRIVE WILSON AR 72395 (IF ANY); HENRY C. HILL , III A/K/A HENRY C. HILL; LAURA M. HILL; FRED B. LANIER; PALISADES COLLECTION LLC ASSIGNEE OF AT&T; STATE OF ARKANSAS, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE DEFENDANTS WARNING ORDER TO THE DEFENDANT: Henry C. Hill, III a/k/a Henry C. Hill and Laura M. Hill On September 21, 2012, a complaint was filed against you by US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Trust 2005-WF3 in the Circuit Court of Mississippi County, Arkansas, for the purpose of foreclosing on real property in the principal amount of $81,137.97, together with accrued interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and late charges, if any. The above-mentioned real property is described as follows: Lot 8-B in Block 14 according to Replat of Block 14 and Plat of Blocks 24 & 25 of the Town of Wilson, Arkansas, by James B. Seitz, C.E. dated May 20, 1967 and shown on Replat and Plat of record in Plat Book 4, Page 131, Circuit Clerk's Office, Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas. You are hereby warned to appear and defend by filing an answer or other responsive pleading with this Court within thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this Warning Order. Your failure to file a written answer within thirty (30) days may result in a default judgment being entered against you for the relief sought in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mississippi County, Arkansas on this 21 day of November, 2012. Donna Bray, Mississippi County Circuit Clerk By: /s/Cindy George D.C. Deputy Clerk SUBMITTED BY: For Publication in Jonesboro Sun WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 By: /s/Maria Yoder (2006278) Attorneys for Plaintiff

within thirty (30) days Plans will be available from the date of the for view and purchased Refirst publication|of THE JONESBORO SUN this on-line at Memphis | prographics. A passWarning Order. Your failure to file a word must be obtained written answer within from the Architect. and Specificathirty days may res- Plans Legals 0955 (30) 0955 Legals ult in a default judg- tions are additionally on ment being entered file at: against you for the re- BUILDERS EXCHANGE OF lief sought in the com- MEMPHIS plaint. office@memphisbx.com WITNESS my hand and DODGE REPORTS seal as Clerk of the Cir- www.mcgraw-hill.com cuit Court of Missis- All bidders must have a sippi County, Arkansas valid contractor’s lio n t h i s 2 1 d a y o f cense in full force and November, 2012. effect to do business in Donna Bray, Mississippi the State of Arkansas. County Circuit Clerk A bid guaranty in the By: /s/Cindy George D.C. amount of 5% of the bid Deputy Clerk submitted must SUBMITTED BY: accompany each bid to F o r P u b l i c a t i o n i n indemnify the Owner Jonesboro Sun against the failure of WILSON & ASSOCIATES, the Contractor to exP.L.L.C. ecute and deliver the 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite contract according to D-220 all damage, loss, cost Little Rock, Arkansas and expense directly 72211 arising out of any bid(501) 219-9388 der’s default by such B y : / s / M a r i a Y o d e r failure. Cashier’s check, (2006278) certified check, or acAttorneys for Plaintiff ceptable bond drawn on Arkansas Banks INVITATION TO BID and/or issued by ArkanEast Arkansas Family sas agent only is acHealth Center ceptable. L e p a n t o F a c i l i t y I m - The Owner reserves the provements right to reject any or all 102 West Broad St. bids, to waive any inLepanto, Arkansas 72354 formalities in the bidSealed proposals ad- ding. No bid shall be dressed to: withdrawn for a period East Arkansas Family of forty five days subHealth sequent to the openSusan Ward-Jones, MD ing of bids. All propos215 East Bond als shall be submitted W e s t M e m p h i s , A R on forms prepared by 72301 the Architect and adBids will be received at dressed to the underthe office of the OWNER signed. on Thursday, December EAST ARKANSAS FAMLIY 20, 2012, until 2:00 P.M., HEALTH CENTER at which time in the S U S A N W A R D - J O N E S , Board Room they will M D , C E O be publicly opened and read, aloud. Any bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. There will be a pre-bid meeting on December 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM which will be held at the site in Lepanto. Lepanto Facility Improvements The work includes but is not limited to: General Conditions, Paving, Miscellaneous Architectural Work including demolition, interior framing, casework and countertops, insulation, interior doors and hardware, window replacement, flooring, ceilings, painting, caulking, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing. Plans and Specifications are on file at the office of the Architect, PAT KELLEY MAGRUDER ARCHITECTS AIA PA, 1320 S. Avalon West Memphis, AR 72301 Telephone # 870-7352757 Fax # 870-735-2761 Plans will be available for view and purchased on-line at Memphis Reprographics. A password must be obtained from the Architect. Plans and Specifications are additionally on file at: BUILDERS EXCHANGE OF MEMPHIS office@memphisbx.com DODGE REPORTS www.mcgraw-hill.com All bidders must have a valid contractor’s license in full force and effect to do business in the State of Arkansas. A bid guaranty in the amount of 5% of the bid submitted must accompany each bid to indemnify the Owner against the failure of the Contractor to execute and deliver the contract according to all damage, loss, cost and expense directly arising out of any bidder’s default by such failure. Cashier’s check, certified check, or acceptable bond drawn on Arkansas Banks and/or issued by Arkansas agent only is acceptable. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of forty five days subsequent to the opening of bids. All proposals shall be submitted on forms prepared by the Architect and addressed to the undersigned. EAST ARKANSAS FAMLIY HEALTH CENTER SUSAN WARD-JONES, MD, CEO

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Cardamom Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Cardamom Chocolate Macadamia Cookies 1⁄2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1⁄2 c. vegetable or canola oil 11⁄2 c. packed brown sugar 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda 1⁄2 tsp. salt 1⁄2 tsp. ground cardamom 2 eggs 23⁄4 c. all-purpose flour 1 (10 oz.) pkg. mini chocolate chips 2 c. chopped toasted macadamia nuts

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, oil, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cardamom. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between additions. Stir in the flour, then the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Scoop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets,

leaving 2 inches between the cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Makes 40 cookies. (Recipe by Alison Ladman for The Associated Press)

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringue Drops 1 c. dried cranberries 2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut 4 large egg whites, room temperature Pinch of salt Pinch of cream of tartar 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. sugar 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and dust with flour, shaking off the excess. In a food processor, pulse the cranberries until finely chopped. Set aside. Spread the coconut on a third baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Bake on the oven’s middle shelf until golden, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Reduce the oven to 275 degrees F. Once the coconut has cooled, in a medium bowl combine it with the cranberries. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites with the salt, cream of tartar and vanilla until they form soft peaks. Add the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in the coconut cranberry mixture. Drop rounded tablespoons of the batter, 1

For the crust: 1⁄2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1⁄2 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 11⁄2 c. all-purpose flour For the topping: 1 c. pine nuts, toasted 1 c. chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 c. chopped pistachios, toasted 1 c. packed brown sugar 1⁄2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1⁄4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄2 c. honey 1 tsp. rosewater (optional) Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, then line it with parchment paper. To make the crust, in a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the egg and beat until smooth and well combined. Stir in the flour. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan in an even layer. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, to prepare the topping, in a medium bowl mix together the pine nuts, hazelnuts,

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Nutmeg Nut Bars pistachios, brown sugar, butter, salt and nutmeg. When the crust is baked, spread the nut mixture evenly over the top. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 13 to 15 minutes, or until the topping is browned and set up. While the bars bake, in a small bowl stir together the honey and rosewater, if using. As soon as the bars come out of the oven, drizzle the honey mixture

evenly over the top. Set aside and allow to cool completely. Once the bars are cool, run a sharp knife around the edge, then flip out onto a cutting board. Remove the parchment paper and cut into 24 bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Makes 24 bars. (Recipe by Alison Ladman for The Associated Press)

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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Meringue Drops Matthew Mead | AP

inch apart, on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the meringue drops are beige (they will be soft at the center). Put the sheet pans on cooling racks and let the meringue drops cool completely. Bring a small saucepan of water to a gentle simmer. Set a larger stainless bowl over the saucepan, then add the chocolate. Heat the chocolate, stirring oc-

Tangerine-Mace Shortbread Cookies

casionally, until melted. One at a time, dip the bottoms of the cookies into the chocolate, then set chocolate side up on parchment to cool. To set the chocolate faster, the cookies can be refrigerated. Store the cookies in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Makes 5 dozen.

14 Tbsp. (1 stick plus 6 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1⁄2 c. sugar 1⁄4 tsp. salt Finely grated zest of 1 tangerine 1 tsp. mace 2 c. all-purpose flour

(Recipe by Sara Moulton for The Associated Press)

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between them. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Cool completely on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Makes 24 cookies. (Recipe by Alison Ladman for The Associated Press)

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Motivational guru Jim Rohn said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” To plan or not to plan? That is the question as the moon shifts. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19). Small actions matter. So if you really don’t know how to make a big decision, maybe you shouldn’t. Minor improvements will freshen up your scene. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20). You have the witty repartee and the put-together look. Or if you don’t, other people think so, so enjoy their envious attention. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 21). There’s a complicated balance of power where you work. That’s the reason why some people don’t accept blame that’s clearly theirs to deal with. Think over your next move before you make it. CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 22). Dreams that stretch your mind will help you prepare for tomorrow’s new moon.

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DEAR ABBY: When I was an adolescent, my father molested me. It took me 20 years to finally confide this secret to my mother. Afterward it felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. That feeling lasted about two minutes. That’s how long it took for her to get on the phone and spread the news to everyone she could think of. This was two years ago and, after repeatedly asking her to stop, she continues to tell. Two days ago, I caught her spilling the beans to an acquaintance she hadn’t spoken to in more than a decade. We got into a heated argument, and she told me she will say what she wants, whenever she

wants, to whomever she wants. My feelings are NOT considered, even though I was the Abigail Van Buren | victim in all of this. I feel she tells my story to gain sympathy for herself. Abby, I’m ready to end my relationship with my mother. How can I make her stop flapping her lips? — The Gossip’s Daughter DEAR DAUGHTER: I suspect you are correct about your mother’s motives, and you have my sympathy. Because you can’t “make her stop flapping her lips,” you will have to accept that she

can’t be trusted with any confidential information. As I see it, you have two choices. The first would be to cut her out of your life (for which I wouldn’t blame you), and the other is to avoid sharing ANY personal information with her in the future. ■■■

DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old daughter, “Shannon,” has moved back home and has a part-time job. We pay for her health and car insurance. Because her funds are limited, I asked her to make me a list of things she might want for Christmas. The two things she wants are a tattoo and a piercing. I told her that while I respect her wish to express herself, I do not

want to pay for something like that. I said that if she wants a tattoo and a piercing, she will have to save her money and get them. She became upset with me and said I should give her what SHE wants instead of something I prefer. I know there are things Shannon needs. Am I selfish for not wanting to give her a tattoo or piercing when I’d rather spend my money on something more practical like shoes, clothing or incidentals? — Sensible Mom In Longview, Texas DEAR SENSIBLE MOM: If you are uncomfortable paying for a body modification for your daughter, then don’t do it. However, you should take into consideration that

AC trouble might actually be vacuum problem

Dear Tom and Ray: My name is Luke, and I am a musician playing double bass with a band based out of Norman, Okla. Our record label has thoughtfully provided us with a Ford E350 van for touring. Recently, we have upgraded our trailer to a larger and heavier one. While this makes it much easier to transport our gear, we’ve noticed an issue occurring with our air conditioning. With the trailer attached, the AC will cut out whenever we accelerate or travel up an incline. What’s worse, when the AC cuts out, the heat automatically kicks on, full blast. We’ve taken the van to mechanics a couple of times. They’ve been unable to reproduce the issue, and they say that they’ve never heard of this problem before. It appears to occur more frequently as the temperature rises, and we need the AC more. I’ve considered that we are stressing the engine too much with the trailer and that the van is trying to siphon heat off the engine, but the temp gauge never budges. According to it, we are running in the normal range. This van has AC controls for both the front and back sections of the van, and this is occurring with both sections, usually at the same time. Since we are on the Texas country circuit, we naturally spend a lot of time in Texas. Having nine men in a van with no AC (or worse, the heat on full blast) in southern Texas leads to astounding levels of … interesting odors. I am composing this letter in the van, sweating profusely. While we are trying to ride the climate controls to turn the air on and off as the AC kicks in and out, it isn’t really working. Please, for the love of everything holy, help! — Luke RAY: In addition to a perspiration problem, you have a vacuum problem, Luke. TOM: There are little “blend doors” in the ducts of the ventilation system that open and close to direct hot and cold air to where you want it. Those doors are held open or closed by small vacuum motors. RAY: And for some reason, those motors aren’t getting enough vacuum, especially when the engine is under a condition we call “WOT,” or “wide-open throttle.” TOM: The vacuum is created by the engine, when the pistons go down and suck air into the cylinders. Vacuum is at its highest when the engine is idling and the throttle is closed (closing the throttle is like putting your hand over the end of your vacuum cleaner’s hose) and at its lowest when the throttle is wide open. And when would the throttle be wide open? When you’re trying

to climb a hill in a van with n i n e large, sweaty dudes while Click and towing Clack enough RAY AND TOM equipment to MAGLIOZZI | outfit the Lawrence Welk orchestra. RAY: So, either you have lousy vacuum to begin with and it’s failing under high demand, or you have adequate vacuum and it’s leaking out somewhere along the way to those blend door motors. TOM: So, start with a simple pressure test to see if your engine is produc-

ing enough vacuum right at the intake manifold. That’s the source of your vacuum, and it’s from there that vacuum gets distributed to the heater controls, the power-brake booster and anything else that requires it. RAY: If the vacuum is sufficient there, then you’ll need to trace the route of the vacuum from the engine to the blend doors. There could be a crack or a small hole in the manifold itself, or in one of the vacuum hoses. TOM: Or you could have a bad vacuum reservoir (which stores vacuum for use during those moments of wide-open throttle so you don’t get blasted with heat). RAY: Some systems even use a check valve to

Shannon is an adult now and reconsider imposing your values on her. If she were my daughter, I would give her a check for Christmas along with a note expressing holiday wishes and the thought that you gave her a healthy body, and with it, a nice complexion. It is now hers to do with as she wishes. Then cross your fingers and hope she’ll have second thoughts. ■■■

DEAR ABBY: One of my neighbors insisted on giving me some handcrafted Christmas decorations that are hideous. I have never been big on decorating the outside of my home for the holidays, but when I do, I have my own that I like much better.

I know she expects me to display her items and will be all bent out of shape when she sees I haven’t. Is there a diplomatic way to avoid hurt feelings? — Florida Reader DEAR READER: Not really. So hang one or two of them in an inconspicuous place when you decorate for the holidays, so they will be “lost” among the items you prefer to display, or refrain from decorating this year. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles 90069.

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maintain vacuum during wide-open throttle, and yours could be broken. TOM: If there is a leak, the best way to find it is with a smoke test. There’s a machine that pumps smoke into your vacuum system so you can watch and see exactly where it’s escaping. That’s where your leak is. RAY: Of course, don’t do the smoke test while driving, Luke, or you guys’ll end up with heatstroke, odor-induced delirium and smoke inhalation. Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk. com.

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3

$ 75

$ 00

10% Added at checkout.

4

$ 25

New York Strip Steaks

Pizza

$ 08

WOW !

Canned Vegetables

Boneless Ice Cream Pork Squares All Flavors W O Loin W! 56 oz.

WOW

65

24 oz.

USDA Quality Whole Bag

Whole Boneless Ham

Best Choice

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When they’re gone, they’re gone. While Say Hello to the New Owners as you shop. supplies last. No rainchecks.

Kretschmar

Best Choice White Sandwich

100% Employee Owned

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10% Added at checkout.

8

10% Added at checkout.

$ 88 EA

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 10% Added at checkout.

PRODUCE DEPARTMENT Big Value

Washington

Fuji Apples California Seedless Navel Oranges

Red Potatoes 15 lb. Bag

Extra Large

Sweet

Dole

Green Peppers

Yellow Onions

Golden Ripe Bananas

or Large

Slicing Cucumbers

Or Texas

2

46

Red Grapefruit

$ 75

8 lb. Bags

10% Added at checkout.

3

$ 70

10% Added at checkout.

72

¢

45

¢

EA

10% Added at checkout.

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10% Added at checkout.

10% Added at checkout.

Dole

Green Giant

“Pick of the Crop”

6.5 Inch

Greener Select Salad

Whole Mushrooms 8 oz.

California Cutie Clemntines

Poinsettias

(12 oz)

3 lb. Bag

Classic Romaine (9 oz)

1

$ 37 10% Added at checkout.

¢

EA

1

$ 28 10% Added at checkout.

4

$ 54 10% Added at checkout.

5

$ 45 10% Added at checkout.

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Jonesboro Sun Dec. 5, 2012