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Attorney seeks bond reduction for Bodkin By Matt Burks

It was revealed Wednesday in Benton District Court that a former Benton firefighter confessed to authorities that he specifically searched for and downloaded child pornography to a computer in his home. Timothy Ryan Bodkin, 38, who appeared via satellite from the Saline County jail, is facing 1,000 counts of felony possession of child pornography. He is being held on a $200,000 sheriff’s bond.

Benton attorney Brent Standridge, who is now representing Bodkin, requested a “significant” bond reduction for his cliBodkin ent in the proceeding conducted by Judge Mike Robinson. However, at the end of the hearing, Robinson said that he would review applicable law and would call Standridge and Saline County Deputy Prosecutor Rebecca Bush, who represents the state, at some point today on whether Bodkin’s bond will be

reduced. Judge Parker Jones presided in the June 22 hearing when the $200,000 bond was set. Robinson also later said that “Judge Parker is capable of making judgments.” As of press time, Robinson has not given his ruling on the bond issue. Standridge called three character witnesses to the stand in Bodkin’s defense. Tommy Bodkin testified that his brother has no criminal history, is a dependable employee, “never got out of line,” is not a flight risk, and if released,

“will live with me.” However, it was revealed that Tommy Bodkin has a 14-year-old child living in his home. Bush then asked if it would surprise him to know that many of the child pornography images allegedly found on Timothy Bodkin’s computer “showed small children in bondage,” to which he replied “yes.” Bush also said that according to staff at the Saline County jail, Timothy Bodkin is considered “a high risk of suicide.” BODKIN, page 6

Utilities Department, septic haulers at odds over disposal in Benton system

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By Lynda Hollenbeck

Bryant splits doubleheader with Texarkana in Legion action


THURSDAY NIGHT: Lows in the upper 60s. FRIDAY: Thunderstorms with highs in the lower 90s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 70s. SATURDAY: Thunderstorms with highs in the lower 90s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 70s. BRENT DAVIS/Courier


Nothing says summer like a nice slice of cantaloupe. J.D. Dunn, 4, and his sister Paige, 6, stop at a produce stand in Salem Wednesday with their mother, Stephanie Dunn, to pick out their favorites. The Dunn family makes regular stops at the stand owned by Robert Bellinger. Stephanie said she will be back on Friday when a new shipment of peaches is expected. The produce stand is located approximately a quarter of a mile east of Salem and Congo roads.

Septic tank disposal operators are finding themselves at odds with Benton city officials. Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities, and the Public Utilities Commission have recommended that the city disallow the discharge of residential and industrial waste from residential and commercial waste haulers into the Benton Wastewater System. The first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit this practice was presented at a City Council meeting Monday night. Several haulers attended the meeting to protest the action which, they say, will effectively put them out of business. Alfred Richards of Alrite Septic Tank Service pointed out that the city will be creating a health hazard by not allowing the disposal from the tanks, many of which are located on property in outlying areas of Benton. “This is a health issue,” Richards said. “We’ve got to have a place to dispose of waste. Pulaski County provides a place. “If people in the city’s outlying areas are not serviced, it will affect city residents with the increase of flies and other insects. He added, “I live outside the city limits, but I call Benton my home. This is where I shop. Don’t we feel some responsibility for our neighbors?” Richards referred to an earlier meeting in which he was told that a task force would BENTON, page 7

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Saline County’s two representatives at the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant in Hot Springs won preliminary awards Wednesday night in the pageant’s first public competition. Bethany Whitfield of Bryant, competing as Miss Greater Little Rock, won the talent award with her vocal presentation of Leonard Bernstein’s “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” Technically, the award now is known as “Preliminary Artistic Expression in Talent Award.” Tracy Neal of Bryant, competing as Miss University of Arkansas, tied for the evening gown award. That honor is classified as the “Preliminary Presence and Poise in Evening Gown Award.” Tying with Neal for the evening gown honor were Sloane Roberts, Miss Heart of the Ozarks; and

Lauren Howell, Miss South Arkansas. Also winning a preliminary honor Wednesday was Helen Wisner, Miss White River, who won the swimsuit award. That is known as the “Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award.” Neal, by phone, commented today on the Wednesday night competition. “It was wonderful and amazing to receive recognition, and be honored for my presence and poise in evening gown,” she said. “I was honored to be selected. It was an amazing moment for them to see my confidence shine through on stage.” She will appear tonight in talent competition. Noting that contestants seek encouragement, she said she would “appreciate people people sending encouraging and positive thoughts and prayers” her way. Each of the preliminary winners receives an $800 scholarship

provided by The Hatcher Agency, an anonymous donor and Venue. Emcee and the pageant’s former executive director, Rick Pruitt, along with Miss Arkansas 2011 Kristen Glover of Stuttgart, presented the awards. Scheduled to join Pruitt tonight with emcee duties is Miss Arkansas 2004, Lacy Fleming Glover. Glover resides in Conway with her husband, Sam, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kate.  Glover, a native of Hampton, captured the title of Miss Arkansas as Miss Ouachita Baptist University. She performed a vocal to “Last Dance” for her talent presentation and was third runner-up in the 2005 Miss America Pageant. Whitfield, 23, is a second-year law student at the University of Arkansas. Her platform is “Manage: Personal Finance for Practical Living.” She is the daughter of Donald and Tanya Whitfield. MISS ARKANSAS, page 7

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Bethany Whitfield, left, Miss Greater Little Rock, and Tracy Neal, Miss University of Arkansas, display the awards they received Wednesday night in preliminary competition at the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant in Hot Springs.

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Arkansas man pleads guilty to 3 capital murder counts FORT SMITH — A man in Fort Smith accused of killing two women and an unborn baby has pleaded guilty to capital murder. Kevin Wolfe of Memphis, Tenn., was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Wolfe was charged with shooting to death 26-year-old Jada Moses and 21-year-old Aligene Seals at an apartment complex last year. Seals was pregnant. The

fetus didn’t survive and prosecutors added the third charge. Police said after Wolfe’s arrest that he was looking for a relative of one of the women because of a dispute over drugs. Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that Wolfe told victims’ family members in court that he didn’t mean to hurt anyone. Another person was critically wounded in the incident.

Man pleads guilty to Newton County woman’s slaying JASPER — A man has pleaded guilty in the shotgun slaying of a Newton County woman whose body was dumped in a swimming hole in Johnson County. Prosecutors on Monday agreed to let 48-year-old Jackie Len Campbell of Vendor plead guilty to second-degree murder for shooting 40-year-old Alice Lloyd of Hasty in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Campbell was originally charged with capital murder. A judge sentenced Campbell to 36 years in prison. The Baxter Bulletin reports Campbell allegedly killed Lloyd in his home in Vendor, then took the body to the Fort Douglas area of Johnson County and dumped the corpse in Piney Creek. Authorities later found the car burned.

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Seven-year-old Matt Wingerter of Bryant caught this 21-inch, 5-pound bass while fishing on Lake Hamilton recently. He used a black pig and jig to land the fish while fishing with his grandfather, Norman Wingerter. He is the son of Mike and Dana Wingerter.

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TODAY Using a Mouse and Keyboard: 1 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library. The class is class is part of a series offering patrons an introduction to technology and is for adults 18 and older. Attendance is first come, first served. Call 7784766 for more information.

LIHEAP UTILITY ASSISTANCE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., today, at the CADC Benton Head Start cafeteria, 321 Edison Avenue in Benton. Central Arkansas Development Council will hold mass intake days Building was built in 1925 for the low income home and 1926 by New York archi- energy assistance program tect Hunter McDonnell and (LIHEAP). After that, applifeatures Neoclassical-style cations will be accepted detailing. Monday thru Wednesday The National Register beginning July 16 at the nomination notes that the CADC Benton Head Start. Donaghey Building was Call 501-778-1133 for more Arkansas’ tallest building for information. more than 30 years. Southwest Water Users Board Meeting: 6 p.m. July 12 at 620 Airlane Drive in Benton.

Downtown LR building added to historic register LITTLE ROCK — The Donaghey Building in downtown Little Rock has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The building is located at Seventh and Main streets in downtown Little Rock. The Department of Arkansas Heritage says the Donaghey

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Post 263 of the American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion meeting: 6 -8 p.m., today, at Traskwood city hall. Call Sonny Hankins at 501-326-2882, email or David Brewer, phone 501860-2854, email  Community Health Summit: 7:30 a.m. – Noon, today, hosted by Saline Memorial Hospital. the summit will begin with a breakfast followed by discussion about the recent

Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Saline Memorial Hospital. For more details, please call (501) 776-6764 or email Friday, July 13 Introduction to the Internet: 1 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Herzfeld Library. The class is part of a series offering patrons an introduction to technology and for adults 18 and older. Attendance is first come, first served. Call 778-4766 for more information. Rice Recipe Contest: 12 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Saline County Extension Office in Benton. Entry forms may be obtained from the office and must be received back by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 . For more information on the rice recipe contest including rules and regulations and a copy of the entry form and score card, contact U of A, Division of Agriculture Saline County at 501-303-5672, or e-mail me at kelliott@uaex. edu. Spaghetti Supper: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Northeast Saline County Fire Station on Germania in Vimy Ridge. Tickets are $6 for adults or take outs and $4 for children 10 and under. To support the Vimy Ridge E. H. Club. Saturday, July 14 Low Cost Drive Thru Shot Clinic: noon to 4 p.m., July 14, at the Humane Society in

Bauxite. Dr. Brian Vandegrift will be giving shots that day for just $10.00 per shot.  The number of positive rabies cases in Arkansas and in Saline County this year is on the rise and we strongly encourage people to get their pets vaccinated. For more information call 501557-5518. Hicks Cemetery: Saturday, July 14. Bring rakes, mowers, chain saws, weed killer, weedeater, water and a picnic. Tuff Enuff Rodeo Company Open Class Rodeo: 6:30 p.m. July 14 at Thomas Arena in Saline County Fair Grounds. The 13 events including junior events and fun events for the children. If would like to participate in the rodeo call in’s are July 9. Contact Katlyn at 501-8604256. All proceeds go to Saline County Safe Haven. The China Grove Cemetery Association meeting: 1 p.m., Saturday, July 14 at Holland Chapel Baptist Church Fellowship hall. Call 794-2292. Teen Lock-In: 9 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at Herzfeld Library in Benton.The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens ages 13-18 as part of the Summer Reading program. Contracts to confirm attendance may be picked up at either library location and are due back Friday, July 6. Call 778-4766 for more information. Sweetwater Band: 8 p.m. July 14 at the Saline

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County Moose Lodge in Benton. Music is free and open to the public. Must be 21years and older to enter. Monday, July 16 Hands of Hope meeting: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 in the Saline Memorial Hospital educational building, classroom 2. Guest speaker will be Donette Boyette, LSW. If cancer has become part of your life whether as patient, survivor, caregiver or family member we invite you to join us. Call Linda Hankins at 501-939-9823, lhankins@ or Janice Ray, 501-772-0752, janice.ray@  Tuesday, July 17 The Haskell Historical Society meeting: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Haskell City Hall. The program will be “Haskell in 1910” by Wilma Shoppach.  Please attend and bring any items you may have concerning the past in the Haskell area. Call Emaline Stroud at 501-303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at 501-315-2913. Seminars to help small businesses use social media effectively: begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evenings, July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st at the Saline County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Benton. Each two-hour seminar will and feature hands-on activities and real-world examples of Arkansas businesses successfully engaged in social media. There is no charge to attend the seminars, but registration is required by Noon on Monday July16. Call the Saline County extension office at 501.303.5672 or email Kris Elliott, kelliott@ Thursday, July 19 Genealogy Help: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Boswell Library. Steve Perdue, head of local history and genealogy for the Saline County Library, will be available to help individuals with local history and genealogy questions. Call 778-4766 to reserve a time.



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Jimmy Dale Moore, 80, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, July 10. He was born June 4, 1932, in Benton. Jimmy Dale was a deacon, song director, Bible teacher, part-time pianist and a member for 55 years at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.  He was the manager of the ESSO Bulk Plant for 20 years and retired as the owner of the Bryant EXXON after 12 years.  Jimmy Dale served as president of the Master Gardeners for two years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Addie Moore; a sister, Rutheda Wright; and two brothers, John Lewallen Moore and Charles Comer Moore. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Moore of Benton; five children, Debby Shelton and husband James of Benton, Joe David Moore and wife Deborah of Cabot, Jay Kelley Moore and wife Beth of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vic Moore and wife Katherine of Benton, and Shelly Benham and husband, Kevin of Benton; sister, Pat Sims and husband, Bill of Benton; eleven grandchildren, Justin Shelton and wife Brandy, Holly Vaughn and husband Tony, Jessica Miller and husband Jaran, Sarah Warford and husband Jordan, Paige Shelton, Jacob Moore and wife Heather, Travis Moore and wife, Courtney, Natalie Moore, Jon Moore, Abby Moore and Megan Benham and five great-grandchildren, Jackson Shelton, Taylor Shelton, Kyleigh Vaughn, Jalynn Miller and Eric Moore. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joe David Moore, Jay Moore, Vic Moore, Jon Moore, Jacob Moore, Capt. John Travis Moore, Justin Shelton and James Shelton. Visitation will be Friday, 6- 8 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Ashby Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to CARTI or Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Online guest book:

Jo Ann Arras Jo Ann Arras, 44 of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, July 10. She was born April 14, 1968, to James and Lois Arras of Bryant. Jo Ann was loving and devoted to her mother and grandmother.  She was born on Easter Sunday and collected bunnies.  She graduated from Baptist Health and was previously employed as an LPN at Baptist Health. She was preceded in death by her father, James Arras; and her grandparents. Jo Ann is survived by her mother, Lois Arras; her children, Justin Arras, Michael Arras, and Arras Aaron Arras Dunbar; grandchildren, Desirae and Dillan Arras; siblings Jeannette Arras, Cathy Yarberry, and Kenneth Arras; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St in Benton. Memorials may be made to Metropolitan National Bank or directly to Peaceful Haven Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Online guestbook at PAID OBITUARies

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HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat’s policies. “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him,” Romney told the group’s annual convention. Pausing as some in the crowd heckled, he added, “You take a look!” “For real?” yelled someone in the crowd. The reception was occasionally rocky though generally polite as the Republican presidential candidate sought to woo a Democratic bloc that voted heavily for Obama four years ago and is certain to do so again. Romney was booed when he vowed to repeal “Obamacare” — the Democrat’s signature health care measure — and the crowd interrupted him when he accused Obama of failing to spark a more robust economic recovery. “I know the president has said he will do those things. But he has not. He cannot. He will not,” Romney said as the crowd’s murmurs turned to groans. At other points, Romney earned scattered clapping for his promises to create jobs and improve education. In an interview with Fox News after the speech, Romney said he had expected the negative reaction to some of his comments. “I am going to give the same message to the NAACP that I give across the country which is that Obamacare is killing jobs,” he said. Four months before the election, Romney’s appearance at the NAACP convention was a direct, aggressive appeal for support from across the political spectrum in what polls show is a close contest. Romney doesn’t expect to win a majority of black voters — 95 percent backed Obama in 2008 — but he’s trying to show independent and swing voters that he’s willing to reach out to diverse audiences, while demonstrating that his campaign and the Republican Party he leads are inclusive. The stakes are high. Romney’s chances in battleground states such as North Carolina and Virginia — which have huge numbers of blacks who helped Obama win four years ago — will improve if he can cut into the president’s advantage by persuading black voters to support him or if they stay home on Election Day. Obama spoke to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People during the 2008 campaign, as did his Republican opponent that year, Sen. John McCain. The president has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to address the group on Thursday. Obama is scheduled to address the National Urban League later this month.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a speech to the NAACP annual convention, Wednesday, in Houston, Texas. For the past year, Romney’s campaign has sought to avoid any overt discussion of race. When the issue has popped up, as with talk in Republican circles about running ads about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial former pastor, Romney’s team has worked to quickly distance him from the topic. The campaign is mindful both of the sensitivities of Romney being a white man looking to unseat the nation’s first black president and of Romney’s Mormon church’s complicated racial history, having barred men of African descent from the priesthood until 1978. But on Wednesday, Romney confronted race head-on, with a bold assertion that he’d be a better president for the black community than one of their own. Within minutes of taking the stage, Romney made note of his opponent’s historic election achievement — and then accused him of not doing enough to help African-American families on everything from family policy to education to health care. “If you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president,” Romney said to murmuring from the crowd. Romney added: “I want you to know that if I did not believe that my policies and my leadership would help families of color — and families of any color — more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I would not be running for president.” It wasn’t long after that the murmurs turned to boos when Romney pledged to repeal Obama’s health care overhaul. “I am going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program that I can find — and that includes Obamacare,” Romney said, standing motionless as the crowd jeered for 15 seconds. He then noted a survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as support for his position, and was greeted with silence.

Romney’s criticism of Obama didn’t set well with some in the audience. “Dumb,” said Bill Lucy, a member of the NAACP board. William Braxton, a 59-year-old retiree from Maryland, added: “I thought he had a lot of nerve. That really took me by surprise, his attacking Obama that way.” And James Pinkett, a retired utility worker, said: “He must not know how much support there is in the African-American community for health care, and he comes in and calls it Obamacare. ... We just think it should be given a chance to work.” While more Americans oppose the law than support it, blacks are a notable exception. More AfricanAmericans say in polls that they strongly support the law than strongly oppose it. In his speech, Romney also said much more must be done to improve education in the nation’s cities, and he vowed to help put blacks back to work. Citing June labor reports, he noted that the 14.4 percent unemployment rate among blacks is much higher than the 8.2

percent national average. Blacks also tend to be unemployed longer, and black families have a lower median income, Romney said. Looking to heal wounds on civil rights, Romney said, “The Republican Party’s record, by the measures you rightly apply, is not perfect.” He added: “Any party that claims a perfect record doesn’t know history the way you know it.” He also highlighted his personal connection to civil rights issues. His father, George Romney, spoke out against segregation in the 1960s and, as governor of Michigan, toured the state’s inner cities as race riots wracked Detroit and other urban areas across the country. The elder Romney went on to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he pushed for housing reforms to help blacks. Romney worked to connect with the crowd with religious references, noting the hymns that were played before he was introduced and telling the group that his father was “a man of faith who knew that every person was a child of God.”

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elieve it or not, you can still buy a George W. Bush “Elite Force Aviator” 12-inch action figure to commemorate his 2003 aircraft carrier “Mission Accomplished” photo op prematurely celebrating victory over Iraq. offers them for $74.99, plus shipping and handling. As Republican fetishes go, nothing will ever top it. So let’s say you wanted to market a Mitt Romney action figure to enhance the GOP candidate’s chances among voters who play Gene with dolls. How Lyons would you dress the thing? There appear to be several possibilities, none very flattering. No warrior poses, of course, because Romney sat out Vietnam as a Mormon missionary in Paris, where he learned to speak French but converted not a soul. Now he’s keen for war with Iran, about which one thing’s certain: no son or grandson of his will serve. A Governor Mitt doll could only resemble a statue of the Roman god Janus, usually depicted with two faces symbolizing his ability to see the past and the future. In Romney’s case, both faces would signify extremely flexible convictions. As Massachusetts governor, Mitt was all for government-imposed health insurance mandates; now he’s categorically opposed. It’s been fascinating watching the candidate explain how money paid to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in lieu of buying health insurance is a “penalty,” while money shelled out to the IRS under identical circumstances constitutes a “tax.” Who does he think he’s fooling? Back in 2009, when Romney wrote a USA Today column urging President Obama to adopt a health care mandate, he called it a “tax penalty.” You provide proof of health insurance or you pay a penalty. How hard is that? To be fair, Obama’s been similarly evasive. To be even fairer, the Massachusetts tax penalty is much higher than “Obamacare’s” -- half the cost of a yearly health insurance premium, assessed on state income taxes. Observing this ludicrous spectacle, former Bush speechwriter Matt Larimer predicts that Romney can’t help but be “haunted throughout the campaign by unforced errors to explain his various shifts: the weak evasions to questions, the odd explanations, the bizarrely unnecessary misstatements.” “Name a single controversial political position Romney has taken in his career that he has stuck to,” Larimer asks, “regardless of the political consequences, regardless of the criticism he’s received. Anyone?” Um, not me. You vote for Romney, you have NO IDEA what you’re getting. Absolutely none. However, there are signs the candidate may actually benefit from his sheer

lack of conviction. Robert Draper reports in the New York Times Magazine that when focus groups are informed that Romney champions Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, thus... “’ending Medicare as we know it’ -- while also advocating tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, the respondents simply refused to believe any politician would do such a thing.” Then how about a Job Creator Mitt doll, depicting Romney as Romney wishes to be seen? Once again, costuming is a problem. I’m extremely fond of that PR photo of Romney and his Bain Capital colleagues grinning maniacally with $20 bills hanging out of their pockets and stuck in their ears. But there’s nothing duller than a middle-aged stiff in a blue business suit. You could dress him up like Scrooge McDuck, top hat, pincenez and spats, except that the Disney tycoon wore no pants -- the better to dabble in his bullion pool, I suppose. Besides, Romney’s avarice is of a distinctly contemporary kind. The 19th- and 20th-century industrialists that the Disney character satirized actually built things -- railroads, oil and mining empires, automobiles, etc. Outfits like Bain Capital are products of the computer age, and of financial deregulation. They don’t make things. They accumulate wealth through stock speculation, tax arbitrage, currency manipulation, “outsourcing” and “offshoring” jobs, basically manipulating money with no regard for the companies or communities affected. Successful investments are one thing. But if there’s money to be made by acquiring a company, borrowing against its assets and driving it into bankruptcy -- that’s OK, too. A recent Vanity Fair article on Romney’s finances lists a half-dozen “formerly healthy companies” Bain treated that way during his tenure. The scandal is what’s legal. Vanity Fair also documents that fully 55 pages in Romney’s 2010 tax return -- the only one he’s condescended to release -- “are devoted to reporting his transactions with foreign entities.” The candidate has multi-million dollar bank accounts in such foreign tax havens as Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, etc. He’s got upwards of $100 million stashed in a tax-free IRA supposedly limited to $30,000 yearly deposits. So here’s my suggestion: dress the Mitt Romney action figure in the national costumes of the countries where his money lives -- lederhosen for the Swiss accounts, a Jimmy Buffett beachbum outfit for the Caymans, an all-white cricket uniform for the Bahamas, etc. Then, win or lose, Job Creator Mitt can visit his money in style. Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). You can email Lyons at eugenelyons2@

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EAR DOCTOR K: I’m 55 years old, and I’ve started seeing tiny black specks that move around in random directions. I’m worried that I may have an eye disease. DEAR READER: Your symptoms most likely are caused by a common and harmless problem called floaters. The large chamber at the back of your eye is filled with a jelly-like material called the vitreous. In youth, the vitreous is clear and transparent, and allows light to pass freely to the back of the eyeball. There, the retina turns the light into nerve impulses that the brain reconstructs into images. As we get older, debris tends to accumulate around us -- just look around the house. The same thing happens with the vitreous in your eyes: It also accumulates debris. The debris floats through the otherwise clear vitreous. In effect, the debris casts small shadows on the retina. You see them as small dots or threads moving through your field of vision. The floaters move as your eye moves. If you think you may have floaters, try this to make the diagnosis yourself. First, look at a homogeneous surface like a white wall or the blue sky; that makes it easier to see floaters. Look slowly toward your left. Are the floaters still visible? If so, move Dr. your eyes rapidly to the right: Do the little spots move to the right as well? If Komaroff so, you have floaters. They may disappear on their own. When they don’t, there are some experimental procedures that can help. There are two conditions that are sometimes confused with floaters. People with migraine headaches also sometimes see dark spots or flashing lights, or jagged lines that are dark or flashing. This usually occurs just before the headache begins. Sometimes it happens without a headache even starting. Migraine treatments will reduce these symptoms. Another, more serious condition that can cause dark spots or flashing lights in the eye is a tear or detachment of the retina. As the vitreous ages, it shrinks. The shrinking vitreous can cause suction on the retina that tears a hole in it and causes it to detach from the back of the eye. This happens suddenly, and it often causes a loss of vision. I recently got an anguished phone call from a friend. He said that his wife had just suddenly seen flashing lights and then lost the vision in one eye. I told him it was a medical emergency, but that treatment would probably fix the problem -- if she got help in the next 24 hours. An ophthalmologist (eye doctor) used a laser beam to tack the torn and detached retina back where it belonged, on the back of the eye. Her vision now is nearly back to normal. There’s no reason to become preoccupied with your typical, innocent floaters. But you should be alert for more worrisome visual symptoms, such as my friend’s wife had.

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ere’s a simple idea that both parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election -- corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals -- should be required to tell voters what they’re doing. Then they can be held accountable for their actions. Nothing in Washington is simple, however, or free from partisan wrangling. Current law contains a huge loophole. Millions of dollars in anonymous donations are flooding the campaign landscape. But Republican filibusters have blocked every legislative attempt to close that breach. Almost 99 years ago, Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote, “Sunlight is ... the best of disinfectants.” He was right then and he is right now, yet every day his wisdom is being trashed. The result is a scandal waiting to happen. After Watergate, a wave of revulsion and reform strictly limited individual contributions to campaigns (corporations and unions had long been barred from financing candidates) and required public disclosure of those donations. Steve & Cokie Then the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Roberts Citizens United case allowed unlimited donations from any source to so-called super PACs, which could participate in elections as long as they did not directly “coordinate” their efforts with the campaigns they were supporting. The rule is a fraud, of course; there’s plenty of coordination, but at least the super PACs have to reveal their supporters. But money in politics is like water: It finds the cracks in any law, and the smart folks in both parties are using a provision of the tax code called 501(c)(4) to wedge open those cracks. Under this clause, organizations devoted mainly to “social welfare” can spend money on campaigns as long as politics is not their primary purpose. And they do not have to reveal their donors to anyone. The whole system is sneaky, shadowy and downright un-American. If a coal company contributes to a candidate who opposes clean-air rules, voters deserve to know that. If a teachers union tries to defeat a legislator who wants to restrict its bargaining rights, that should be public, too. Sen. Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat who has sponsored legislation to close this loophole, got it right when he said, “All we’re saying is that if you attack us, put your name on the ad.” That bill, called the Disclose Act, passed the House in 2010 but was blocked in the Senate. A stripped-down version has been reintroduced in this Congress, but Republican leaders remain adamantly opposed, and for an obvious reason. Republicans raise far more secret money than the Democrats and have far more to hide. One example: Crossroads GPS, a “social welfare” organization inspired by GOP strategist Karl Rove, is currently financing a $25 million ad campaign against Democrats in swing states. Under any plausible definition of politics, this is a clear attempt to influence the election, yet Crossroads GPS hides behind the law and releases no information about its supporters. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, argues that any attempt to force disclosure would be “limiting the right of Americans to speak up.” As he recently wrote in USA Today: “My concern is that selective disclosure would be used to harass people -- think President Nixon and his ‘enemies list’ -- who have participated in the political process or scare others from doing so.” His reasoning makes no sense. No one is for restricting free speech, and the Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that money is a form of speech. But the essence of free speech, and democracy, is openness and accountability. McConnell gets it exactly wrong. Nixon raised secret funds to silence his opponents. The lesson of Watergate is not that less information should be provided about campaign money, but more. Let in the light. Right now the law is a mess, a charade. The notion that Crossroads GPS (or any similar group on either side) is a “social welfare” organization, exempt from campaign rules, is totally absurd. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee recently made that point in a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, but the FEC is worthless when it comes to enforcing its own rules, and the Internal Revenue Service seems uninterested in the whole subject. Many individuals and organizations contribute to campaigns as an investment. They are buying influence, access, a seat at the table. The Citizens United decision is unfortunate, because it gives wealthy interests too loud a voice in our politics. But as long as it is the law, those interests should be identified. Corporations and unions, do-gooders and do-badders, Hollywood liberals and Wall Street conservatives. Everybody. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at

Today in history

Today is the 194th day of 2012 and the 23rd day of summer. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1871, rioting between Irish Catholics and Protestants in New York City left more than 50 dead. In 1984, Democratic Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York became the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket. In 2006, Hezbollah guerrillas raided northern Israel, marking the beginning of a 33-day conflict. TODAY’S QUOTE: “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” -- Henry David Thoreau


Thursday, July 12, 2012


Black Sox at Pine Bluff, 6/8 p.m.


Benton McClendons vs Bryant, 7 p.m. Bryant Everett at Zone Tourney, 7 p.m. Bryant High Sxhool


Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. LA Angels at NY Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Washigton at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. NY Mets at Atlanta, 6:35 p.m. Chciago (AL) at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. San Diego at LA Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

REACHING FOR THE STARS CAMP Reaching for the Stars Football Camp will be holding its offensive and defensive line, and tight end camp at Bauxite High School for ages 5-17 beginning on July 14-15. Super Bowl Champion Stacy Andrews of the New York Giants, along with Cory Williams of the Detroit Lions will be teachers at the camp. Camp tuition is $150 per camper. To register by phone, call 501216-8152 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at Everett Buick GMC near the Alcoa Exchange Shopping Center. More NFL stars are to be named later.

J.J. MEADORS SPEED CAMP “Come out and train with J.J. Meadors, former Arkansas Razorback wide receiver and three-time national champion as a member of the Razorback track and field team. This Speed and Agility Camp will be held Friday July 20th 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 21st 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Harmony Grove High School football field. Camp is open to all athletes entering the 3rd-9th grades and will focus on speed and agility training as well as strength and conditioning. Cost is $35 and includes camp t-shirt Preregistration is required and must be received by July 18th. To register contact Brian Johnson 501-2490530”.


Harmony Grove will be hosting a Skills and Drills basketball camp starting July 23-25 for boys in grades 3-9. Workouts will begin at 6 p.m. each night an end about 8 p.m. The cost per camper is $25. The camp will focus on improving each campers basic fundamentals of the game of basketball. The camp will be held in the Daniel Henley Fieldhouse on Harmony Grove’s campus. For more information, contact head boy’s Coach Dexter Hendrix via email at dhendrix@cardinals.dsc. or by phone at 501-860-6796.

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Black Sox split DH vs. Texarkana Bryant batter Tyler Brown bunts for a base hit in a game earlier in the season. In the Black Sox’ split with Texarkana, Brown went 3 for 7 with two runs and one RBI.

By Tony Lenahan

The Bryant Black Sox hosted Texarkana for a doubleheader on Wednesday night and split the two games. In the first game, the Black Sox were shut out for the first time this season losing 8-0, but won the second game 14-7. Bryant’s Hunter Mayall had two of the Black Sox’ five hits in game one as Texarkana pitcher Tim Buchanan was lights out all game. Buchanan gave up the five hits in the completegame win, allowing no runs and no walks while striking out four. It looked promising for the Black Sox (21-4) in the


Nixon wins gold

first inning after Bryant starting pitcher Tyler Nelson set Texarkana down in order in the top of the first, and Mayall doubled in the bottom of the inning on Buchanan’s first pitch. Mayall went to third on Tyler Brown’s bunt single with no outs, but Jordan Taylor and Landon Pickett each struck out before Nelson grounded to short to end the inning. The Black Sox would threaten again in the bottom of the third putting runners at second and third with two outs, but Pickett grounded out to end the inning. Bryant would not threaten again. Texarkana put four runs on the board in the top of BLACK SOX, page 6

LeBron wins leading 3 trophies at ESPY Awards By Beth Harris AP Writer

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James collected the biggest trophy of his career when the Miami Heat won the NBA championship. That title run netted him some more hardware at the ESPY Awards. James won a leading three individual trophies, including male athlete of the year, FAYETTEVILLE – Behind and shared in another at the 20th annual show celebrating a clutch performance in the the year’s best athletes and final event of the decathlon, moments in sports. Gunnar Nixon won the gold He wasn’t on hand to medal Wednesday at the accept because he was in Las 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Vegas with the rest of the U.S. national team preparing The Razorback soon-to-be for the upcoming London sophomore finished the twoOlympics. day, 10-event competition James outpolled tennis with 8,018 points, surpassing the previous American junior player Novak Djokovic, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin record of 8,016 points held by Arkansas teammate Kevin Verlander and Green Bay Lazas. The win by Nixon rep- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in fan voting for resents the first-ever decathmale athlete honors. He also lon medal by the USA at the World Junior Championships. won in the championship performance and NBA player Heading into the final categories, while sharing in event, Nixon was in second the best team award, with place overall and needed Juwan Howard and Mike to finish 14 seconds ahead Miller accepting for the Heat. of then-leader Jake Stein of “He’s had a magnifying NIXON, page 6

glass on him since he was 17 years old and I think he’s handled himself really, really well,” Miller said of James backstage. “Unbelievable teammate, unbelievable father, so those are the most important things. He’s just a likeable guy. He’s a great basketball player to boot.” Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year in which she beat out French Open champion Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsay Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach. Quarterback Robert Griffin III, who like Griner starred at Baylor, won male college athlete honors. Griner took female college athlete honors for leading the Lady Bears to a 40-0 record and the NCAA championship. “Just excited. I wouldn’t be here without Title IX,” Griner said backstage. “Everything is just coming together, and it feels good to be here.” Los Angeles was well represented, with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick winAP ning best NHL player after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers speaks as Zooey Deschanel listens during the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, ESPYS, page 6 2012, in Los Angeles.

Chipper wouldn’t have it any other way KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chipper Jones made a brand new stop on his farewell tour. The Atlanta Braves’ third baseman, who is retiring after the season, singled as a pinch hitter in the AllStar Game in his first-ever appearance at Kauffman Stadium. In a quirk of interleague scheduling, the Braves have never played in Kansas City. The 40-year-old Jones received a standing ovation from the fans when he came to the plate in the sixth inning and got another appreciative roar after singling off Chris Sales. “It was kind of hard to see 97 (mph) coming out of Sales’ hand,” Jones said. “You’re not going to get a base hit if you don’t swing the bat.” Before his grounder

Wild Hawgs pitcher Garrett Brown gets set in a game.

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made it past second baseman Ian Kinsler and into the outfield, Jones was trying to leg out a hit. “Yeah, I was thinking beat it out all the way,” Jones said. “At 40 years old, legging out a hit in the AllStar Game. That’s exactly how I scripted it.” NL manager Tony La Russa suggested that Jones, an eight-time All-Star, address the team before the game. Jones said during the media day before the home run derby that he wasn’t big on speeches. But he took La Russa up on the offer. “We’ve won two. Win three, and that’s a winning streak,” Jones told the team. “We have an opportunity to do that tonight. And I am not going out losing my last one. So, you with me?” It certainly appeared that

they were. ___ ROOKIE ROUNDUP: Bryce Harper finally acted his age at the All-Star game. The 19-year-old Washington Nationals phenom lost a fly ball in the lights and got hung up between second and third Tuesday night during the NL’s 8-0 victory over the American League. At the plate, he was 0 for 1 with a strikeout and a walk. Still, his gaffe in left field and rundown on the bases didn’t stop Harper from savoring the moment. “It was a lot of fun. It was a great game,” he said. The only All-Stars younger than Harper were a pair of 19-year-old pitchers: Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets in 1984 and Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians in 1938.

That made Harper the youngest position player to be selected for an All-Star team, perhaps qualifying more for his potential than for his production. He was batting .282 at the break with eight homers and 25 RBIs. Harper was among an All-Star-record five rookies this year, one more than in 2001 and 2003. The 2001 class is pretty distinguished — Albert Pujols, Jimmy Rollins, Ben Sheets and Ichiro Suzuki. In 2003, the rookies who made it were Lance Carter, Mike MacDougal, Hideki Matsui and Dontrelle Willis. Among other rookies, 20-year-old Mike Trout of the Angels had a hit, a walk and a stolen base. Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks allowed a hit in one-third of an inning and Ryan Cook

of the Athletics worked a scoreless inning. “I’m going to remember this the rest of my life,” Trout said. ___ DAZZLING FOOTWORK: Forget about New York Fashion Week and all those runways in Milan. If you wanted to see some dazzling footwear, you needed to watch the All-Star game. Melky Cabrera made an MVP statement in his fluorescent orange spikes, courtesy of Nike, while the Mets’ David Wright also trotted out wearing cleats that resembled traffic cones. Curtis Granderson wore bright white shoes that stood out even against the starched white pinstripes of the Yankees, while Giants NOTES, page 6

Wild Hawgs Coach David Buchanan ties Gage Ashalintubbi’s shoes on the mound.

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Biologist saw changes in south Arkansas deer Special to the Courier

CAMDEN – Charles Self has a ready answer for deer hunters who complain that the south Arkansas or Zone 12 season limit of six is too many. “Take a drive after dark on any of the roads down here. You’ll see why we need to take out more deer.” Deer-vehicle collisions are common in Self’s area, traditionally the part of Arkansas with the most deer. Self is retiring from 35 years of working with south Arkansas deer, first

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Australia for the win. Nixon ended up with a personalbest run of 4:22.36, nearly 24 seconds clear of Stein. Nixon had a previous best of 4:30.41 in the 1,500 meters. “The best part was the last 100 meters (of the 1,500) because I knew I had the space I needed ahead of the Australian fellow,” Nixon said. “I almost came into tears the last 20 meters because I knew I had won it. No lows, no bad events

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helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup title, and Galaxy star David Beckham earning best MLS player honors. The Kings won for best upset after their run to the NHL championship as an eighth seed in the Western Conference.

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slugger Pablo Sandoval had orange and gold cleats, and Nationals rookie Bryce Harper rocked some golden kicks when he entered the game. “It was Nike that made them special for me,” Cabrera said through a translator. “I brought my own spikes from San Francisco, but I wore (the

as a wildlife biologist with International Paper Co., then as a private lands biologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Much of Self’s work has been with hunting clubs. He began his career with International Paper in Mississippi in 1973 as a forester for two years. He worked in wildlife research with the company in Georgia before moving to Arkansas in 1977, at a time when leasing of hunting land from the major timber companies was sharply on the rise. At that time, the preva-

lent belief among Arkansas deer hunters was that they should not shoot does, female deer. The idea was ingrained from years of Arkansas building its deer populations from the dismal low points early in the last century. Many of the deer clubs gradually accepted what wildlife biologists were preaching. A balanced buckdoe ratio was best for good deer herds. Letting bucks get some age would result in bigger antlered and more desirable older bucks for hunters’ targets. Now, Zone 12 leads the state in doe har-

vest percentage. Once the deer numbers were up, the season limits became more liberal. In Zone 12, which is a triangle in south Arkansas from the El Dorado area to Sheridan, the season limit rose from two to three to four to five and to today’s six. Self said, “Some hunters still will not take does, so we depend on other hunters to help take enough deer.” Along with the increased deer hunters, Self said the hunting club members have learned first-hand that deer production and timber production can take place

simultaneously. Some deer management techniques were pioneered in Arkansas in Lafayette County Wildlife Management Area, which was a partnership of the Game and Fish Commission and 26 landowners, chiefly International Paper. Self said the Lafayette WMA carried the word “experimental” in its title for a number of years. The 3-point rule for Arkansas was born there. This means a buck must have at least three points on one side of its antlers to be a legal target for a hunter. “Gregg

Mathis was the district biologist, and he proposed the 3-point rule for Lafayette County WMA after some of us with International Paper at the time wanted something better than just hunting deer.” The rule became a statewide regulation in 1998. With the more liberal season limits but with a cap of just two bucks, the ratio of bucks and does has improved in south Arkansas. Self said, “Last season we had some counties down here with deer harvests of about 50-50 bucks and does.”

in this meet. I’m so happy. I can’t explain this feeling. Words can’t even describe. I feel so lucky. I feel blessed just to be here and be able to compete.” After the first two events of the day, Nixon—co-captain for Team USA—was in third place behind Stein and Tim Dekker of the Netherlands, respectively. With the best pole vault of the top three, Nixon moved into first place by one point with a final clearance of 4.50m/149. He had a best throw of 56.25m/184-6 in the javelin but was outdistanced by Stein in the event and trailed by 86 points heading into the

1,500 meters. During the course of the two-day competition, Nixon established an overall personal best in the 1,500 meters and junior-implement bests in the shot put (14.54m/47-8.5) and discus (42.23m/138-6). In addition to a smaller shot put and discus, competitors in the junior decathlon also use shorter hurdles. Nixon’s gold is the first of the week for Team USA. Razorback signee Jarrion Lawson posted a bronzemedal finish in the long jump final. His best mark of 7.64m/25-0.75 came in the fourth round of jumps.

Black Sox the fourth when Brennan Watkins hit a grand slam to left field for a 4-0 lead, and then put four more on the board in the seventh to set the final score. Texarkana doubled Bryant’s hit total with 10 and Mayall went 2 for 3 to lead the Black Sox. Ozzie Hurt went 1 for 2 and Brown and Taylor each went 1 for 3. It was a different story offensively for the Black Sox. Bryant took its frustration out on Texarkana scor-

ing 13 runs in the first two innings including 10 in the second inning. Playing as the visiting team in the second game, Mayall walked to start the top of the first. Brown and Taylor singled to load the bases, and after Pickett flew out, Josh Pultro hit a two-run single to left field for a 2-0 lead. Hayden Daniel singled to load the bases again and Marcus Wilson hit an RBI ground out for the three-run lead. The Black Sox used six hits, four walks and two hit by pitches to explode for 10 runs in the bottom of the second to take a 13-0 lead.

Texarkana would score three runs in the third and three in the fifth to make it a 13-6 game before Pickett hit his team-leading seventh home run of the season to left field for a 14-6 game. Pickett also leads the Black Sox with 31 RBIs. Bryant outhit Texarkana 14 to 8 and Brown, Taylor, Pickett, Daniel, and Hurt each had two hits with Pickett, Daniel and Hurt adding two RBIs. Pultro went 1 or 3 with three RBIs and Mayall went 1 for 2 with three walks. The Black Sox hit the road to play two against Pine Bluff tonight.

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton won as best MLB player, while Rodgers earned best NFL player honors. Mario Gutierrez, who rode I’ll Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, won as best jockey. Skateboarder and snowboarder Shaun White won his fifth consecutive ESPY for male action sports athlete. Host Rob Riggle of “The

Daily Show” and “The Hangover” fame zinged some of the famous faces in his opening monologue. He touched on the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal in singling out quarterback Drew Brees, who won for record-breaking performance after shattering Dan Marino’s single-season passing mark. Brees and the Saints are haggling over his contract with a Monday deadline looming. “If only the Saints had

some sort of fund that they could pull extra cash from to reward people for doing things on the field,” Riggle cracked as Brees looked down from his seat, and the crowd roared. Riggle teased Anthony Davis of Kentucky, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft known for his connected eyebrows. Davis recently trademarked the phrases “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow.” “It looks like two caterpillars just making sweet love

on your forehead,” Riggle told Davis. “Is that like one of those Mr. Potato Head eyebrows you just take on and off?” Riggle skewered Jeremy Lin and the “Linsanity” he created playing for the New York Knicks, which won Lin the trophy for breakthrough athlete. “What a heartwarming story,” he said. “It’s so refreshing to see a young Asian kid graduate from Harvard, move to New York

and make a ton of money.” The Arthur Ashe Courage award went to former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who revealed her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s last August. She retired in April after 38 years. Summitt’s son, Tyler, escorted her to the stage to accept the trophy from Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, who went to college at Tennessee, while the Nokia Theatre crowd stood

gold shoes) because I think they are cute.” ___ BILLY’S AT-BATS: Designated hitter Billy Butler, the Royals’ lone All-Star representative, was given a standing ovation when he entered the game as a pinch hitter for David Ortiz in the seventh inning. Butler grounded out to shortstop, but got another chance with Elvis Andrus on second base and one out in the ninth. After another ovation, Pirates closer Joel

Hanrahan struck out Butler. The affable Butler might not have gotten his chance if not for Ortiz, who started the game as the AL’s designated hitter. It was Ortiz who pushed manager Ron Washington to make the lineup change. “Washington wanted me to take a third at-bat,” Ortiz said after leaving the game, “but I said, ‘Let my boy come in for his fans.’” ___ CAMEO APPEARANCE: The longtime right-hand

man of National League manager Tony La Russa’s doesn’t think he’ll return to the game, either. Dave Duncan, La Russa’s pitching coach for more than 30 years with the White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals, is on an openended leave of absence to be with his ailing wife and is living in southwest Missouri. He hasn’t officially retired but said Tuesday he doesn’t anticipate coaching again. Janine Duncan’s condi-

tion has stabilized after surgery to remove a brain tumor last summer. Derek Lilliquist was promoted from bullpen coach to pitching coach in January. Duncan tutored several Cy Young Award winners, including LaMarr Hoyt, Dennis Eckersley and Chris Carpenter. With the Cardinals, he was credited with helping to resurrect the careers of Woody Williams, Jeff Suppan and Kyle Lohse.

It was La Russa’s decision to start the Giants’ Matt Cain over Mets 12-game winner R.A. Dickey. He and Duncan collaborated on the best spot to use Dickey, given neither of the NL catchers had much, if any, experience with a knuckleballer. Duncan said the plan called for Dickey to pitch in the fifth inning, and not to be the second pitcher used. “He will not come in second because that isn’t where it makes sense to use him,” La Russa said. “When you see how he’s used, you’ll understand.” La Russa knew he’d be questioned about his decision and noted that Dickey’s first half is a “great story.” But he added, “There’s a whole clubhouse full of great stories. He doesn’t have to start the game.” ___ BOO BIRDS: Indians closer Chris Perez was prepared for a frigid welcome from fans in Kansas City after some actions and remarks that drew heat earlier this season. During a series early in the season, he mocked the “Our Time” slogan the Royals adopted for this season in an inflammatory posting on Twitter. When the teams met again in Cleveland, he drew more ire for a taunting gesture directed at the Royals’ Jarrod Dyson after striking him out. “I’ve been booed before. It probably won’t be the last time,” Perez said, “but at the same time, I’m playing for the AL. I’m trying to help the AL win.” That’s why Perez hopes the boos at Kauffman Stadium aren’t quite as loud as they were for the Yankees’ Robinson Cano, who was hounded mercilessly during the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. “I love Kansas City. I love playing here. If they boo, they boo,” Perez said. “I don’t think anything I say is off the wall. I believe everything I say, and I think some people agree with me. And if they don’t, I think people still respect that I say what I believe.”

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A Penn State University student walks across campus in front of Old Main on main campus in State College, Pa., Thursday. Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal released Thursday. charges at the time. The report says Schultz was worried the matter could be opening “Pandora’s box.” Officials later did bar him from bringing children to campus. Freeh called the officials’ disregard for child victims “callous and shocking.” “Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State,” Freeh said. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.” Some of the most powerful men at the school “empowered Sandusky to attract potential victims to

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LITTLE ROCK – All right, Arkansas duck hunters, we have good news and bad news for you. The good news may outweigh the bad news. The annual report on breeding ground surveys by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is highlighted by the good news of duck numbers up, especially mallards. But the bad news is that ponds in the breeding grounds up north have declined. Hunters may anticipate the upcoming duck hunting season to be another 60 days, 6 ducks a day structure. This is not guaranteed, but it is probable when the Fish and Wildlife Service

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be formed to try to work out the issue and wondered what happened to that plan. “We’re willing to pay more and we expect to be fined if we do anything illegal. We’ve talked about raising fees and we may have to hire additional employees, but we want to work this out. “Each county needs to provide a place to dump waste,” Richards said. “I don’t understand how the city can do this. We understand being fined if we do illegal dumping ... but legal dumping? I don’t understand. “We’ve been dumping here since I’ve been in business,” he said. A second hauler also referred to the earlier meeting with McKinney and said he, too, believed a task force would be utilized to try to reach a solution. A third hauler also asked the city to reconsider the plan. McKinney, speaking to the council, contended the city is putting itself at risk of equipment problems. “It’s the exposure to the liability,” he said. He said that the city would have to raise its fees

the campus and football events by allowing him to have continued, unrestricted and unsupervised access” to campus and his affiliation with the football program, the report said. The access, the report states, “provided Sandusky with the very currency that enabled him to attract his victims.” Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of 45 criminal counts for abusing 10 boys. The scandal led to the ouster of Paterno and the school’s president. Trustee Anthony Lubrano, a critic of the board’s dismissal of Paterno in November, said the board was still formulating a response. Freeh also said Sandusky’s conduct was in

part a result of the school’s lack of transparency, which stemmed from a “failure of governance” on the part of officials and the board of trustees. He said the collective inaction and mindset at the top of the university trickled all the way down to a school janitor who was afraid for his job and opted to not report seeing sex abuse in a school locker room in 2000. The report also singled out the revered Penn State football program — one built on the motto “success with honor” — for criticism. It says Paterno and university leaders allowed Sandusky to retire in 1999, “not as a suspected child predator, but as a valued member of the Penn State football legacy, with future ‘visibility’

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Neal, 22, is a secondyear graduate student at the University of Arkansas. She promotes breast cancer research under the platform “Pink Courage: Fighting for the Cure.” She is the daughter of Todd and Tonya Neal. Also competing in the pageant is Erin Larsen of Conway, Miss Central Arkansas. She is the daughter of Dr. Brent and Danise Larsen, formerly of Benton, and the granddaughter of Claude and Maxine Coffey and Dub and Patricia Larsen, all of Benton. Larsen competed in swimsuit competition Wednesday and is scheduled for the evening gown phase tonight. Roberts, a Rison resident, is a 19-year-old student at the University of Arkansas. Her platform is “Love  Always Hopes – Preventing Child Abduction.” Howell, 22, is a student higher than those charged in at University of Central Little Rock if the haulers are Arkansas.  She promotes allowed to continue dumping “Giving Children Hope at the Benton facility. through A Smile.” She is “It’s a big issue,” from Conway. McKinney said, adding that Wisner, 23, is a graduate the haulers could go to other of the University of Arkansas facilities in other counties. Graduate School. She is “I’m not aware of any from North Little Rock. regulation that says you can’t The 2012 Miss Arkansas dispose of waste in another Pageant is themed “75 county,” he said. and Feelin’ Good ” and He pointed out that Hot celebrates the 75th anniverSprings and North Little Rock recently were fined for sary of the Miss Arkansas being out of compliance. Aldermen Bill Donnor and Steve Lee questioned why this has suddenly become an Home • Auto • Business • Life/Health issue. McKinney said the material from septic tanks is “60 to 80 times more concentrated.” “What’s going to happen if nobody accepts it?” Lee asked. “They’ll just have to go to North Little Rock,” McKinney said. Alderman Doug Stracener pointed out that the city recently installed “a half a million dollars in new equipment. The ratepayers would have to bear the cost for only through Arkansas Best Insurance offers substantial AUTO and HOME a handful of city residents premium $avings and the best insurance protection who are on septic systems.” The ordinance is schedCall Laura 847-5546 uled for second and third 2900 Horizon St., Ste.4 • Bryant readings before the men will vote on the issue.

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“We expect Penn State’s continued cooperation in our examination of these issues.” The U.S. Department of Education is examining whether the school violated the Clery Act, which requires reporting of certain crimes on campus, including ones of a sexual nature. The report said Penn State’s “awareness and interest” in Clery Act compliance was “significantly lacking.” Only one form used to report such crimes was completed on campus from 2007 through 2011, according to the Freeh findings. And no record exists of Paterno, Curley or assistant coach Mike McQueary reporting that McQueary saw Sandusky in a shower with a boy in 2001, as they would be obligated to do under the Clery Act. As of last November, Penn State’s policies for Clery compliance were still in draft form and had not been implemented, the report found. U.S. Department of Education said it was still examining whether Penn State violated the Clery Act, but declined to comment on Freeh’s report. Mary Krupa, an 18-yearold Penn State freshman who grew up in State College, said the conclusion that the school’s highest officials were derelict in protecting children didn’t shake her love of the town or the school. “The actions of five or six people don’t reflect on the hundreds of thousands” of students and faculty who make up the Penn State community, she said while walking through the student union building on campus.

awarded each night with a scholarship in the amount of $250. It honors a Hot Springs civic organization that has been instrumental in the Miss Arkansas Pageant’s success. The organization honored Wednesday was the Hot Springs Ambassador Club.  The winning contestant was Miss Northwest Arkansas, Sarah Elise Gafvert. The newly crowned Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen 2012 Laura Leigh Turner of North Little Rock, was on hand tonight and performed with the other local Outstanding Teen title holders. Competition continues with preliminaries beginning at 7 p.m. today and Friday. Final competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and includes the naming of the

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The Obama administration pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government —

although it has endeared the U.S. to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ annual conference. Sitting across from each other at a long table in a

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AP U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a press conference during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday. The Obama administration pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government although it has endeared the U.S. to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia. peace and stability, respect for international law and unimpeded lawful commerce in the South China Sea.” Later Thursday, Clinton told delegates the U.S. was “intensely focused” on how countries were handling the different claims, singling out “confrontational behavior” in the disputed Scarborough Shoal off the northwestern Philippines, including the denial of access to other vessels. The actions she cited were China’s, though she didn’t mention the offending country by name. According to Filipino officials, at different points earlier this year the Chinese attached fishing nets to ropes held by buoys to block entry to the sprawling lagoon at Scarborough Shoal, or tied several dinghies together with ropes. One official said the barriers were washed away by waves in recent storms. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the sensitivity of the issue. “None of us can fail to be concerned by the increase in tensions, the uptick in confrontational rhetoric and disagreements over resource exploitation,” Clinton said. “We have seen worrisome instances of economic coercion and the problematic use of military and government vessels in connection with disputes among fishermen. There have been a variety of national measures taken that create friction and further complicate efforts to resolve disputes.”

ASEAN’s 10 members announced earlier this week that they have drafted a set of rules governing maritime rights and navigation, and procedures for when governments disagree. But China is not a member of the group and hasn’t agreed to anything. The ASEAN countries are presenting their proposal to China at this week’s conference in Cambodia’s capital, though Beijing will probably want to water down any language that ties its hands. Clinton said the tensions “underscore the need for agreement among all parties on rules of the road and the establishment of clear procedures for addressing disagreements,” still an elusive objective a decade after Southeast Asian countries adopted it as their goal. “We now look to ASEAN and China to make meaningful progress toward finalizing this code,” Clinton added. She also suggested countries consider joint oil and gas exploitation in unresolved territories or other “creative ways” to avoid conflict. A senior administration official said Yang, in his discussion with Clinton, cautiously signaled China’s willingness to negotiate with other Asian nations on the code. The talks could start as early as September, said the official, who briefed reporters on the meeting on condition of anonymity. Meanwhile, disagreements among ASEAN’s

members on Thursday were still holding up a concluding document for this year’s meeting. How to address the Philippines’ and Vietnam’s disputes with China remained issues of contention, U.S. officials said. For the United States, the difficult diplomacy ahead could be a major test of the Obama administration’s efforts to “pivot” American power toward the world’s most populous continent. Just speaking out on the subject already has helped the U.S. deepen ties with Vietnam, and relations are warming with other governments in the region. But countless meetings between American and Chinese officials have not led to progress on a lasting solution. Various longstanding disputes among China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei involve the area’s busy sea lanes, and many observers fear the complicated web of disputes could spark a violent conflict. The standoff between China and the Philippines in the Scarborough Shoal began in April when the Philippines accused Chinese fishermen of poaching in its exclusive economic zone, including the shoal. During the tensions, both sides sent government ships to the area though both have since withdrawn vessels.


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Victor Velasco (Mark Troillett), third from left, outlines an exotic evening for his new neighbors, from left, Paul and Corie Bratter (Jeremy Clay and Moriah Patterson), and Corie’s mother, Ethel Banks (Susan Andrews), in this scene from “Barefoot in the Park.” The Royal Players production opens at 7 tonight at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton. Paul (Jeremy Clay) lists some of the complaints he has about wife Corie after she accuses him of being a stuffed shirt. Paul is a buttoned-down, straight-arrow lawyer who’s wound a little too tight, while Corie is an effervescent free spirit who won’t let anything disturb her romantic bliss.


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From page 1 Steven McDaniel of Little Rock then took the stand and said that Timothy Bodkin has been his best friend for about 28 years. He said Timothy Bodkin once lived in his home for two years and that he trusted the man to be around his two children. McDaniel also said that Timothy Bodkin is “absolutely not” a flight risk. It was also revealed during Bush’s questioning to McDaniel that Bodkin volunteered often to be around children, including a camp for burn victims, McDaniel’s children, and other children of “friends and family.” McDaniel testified that even though there was “no reason for concern,” he did ask his own children if anything inappropriate AP happened between them In this June 25, 2012 file photo, DeAun Tollefson, whose home is in and Timothy Bodkin. “They said nothing ever foreclosure, joined others in a march at the Capitol to protest home foreclosures in Sacramento, Calif. New foreclosure data show that happened,” McDaniel said. banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a He also said that since countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties the arrest, he has spoken onto the market next year. to Timothy Bodkin “four or five times,” but the two sure. took an average of 378 days had not discussed anyfor a U.S. home to complete A stronger housing thing about child pornogthe foreclosure process, market could mitigate the or the point when a bank impact of future foreclosures raphy. McDaniel said he was takes over the property, on home prices, and home RealtyTrac said. That’s up sales are expected to end up surprised to learn that from an average of 370 days ahead of last year. But many Timothy Bodkin had child in the first three months of economists still say the mar- pornography on a comthe year and a record going ket is years away from a full puter and answered “absoback to the first quarter of lutely not” when asked if recovery. 2007, the firm said. his opinion of his friend There are some 3 milIn New York, it took an had changed. lion U.S. homes behind on average of 1,001 days for “I trust him,” he said. their mortgages, according the foreclosure process to “I trust him with my chilto the Mortgage Bankers run its course in the second dren.” Association. quarter, down from 1,056 McDaniel said he was An additional 629,000 days in the first quarter. “not going to speculate” homes were on banks’ Of the homes that entered books as of June, but not yet on how child pornography the foreclosure process was on Bodkin’s comsold. That translates into a in June, those that end up puter, but made reference 15-month supply, at the curas bank-owned properties to “today’s technology,” rent pace of sales, according would likely hit the market implying that it could have to RealtyTrac. a year from now, Blomquist gotten there by accident. And nearly 13 million said. home loans are underwater, When Benton firefighter “However, if they take the or owing more than the Richard Childress testishort sale route, it may be house is worth. Those prop- fied, he said Timothy sooner,” he said. erties could be at higher risk Bodkin was “like a son.” Short sales take, on aver12-P7-WK4AD_Ad 6/28/12 7:44 PM Page 1


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Super rich eye Thames water highway to Olympics

By Danica Kirka AP Writer

LONDON — In two weeks, if the worst transportation predictions come true, the streets of London will be clogged with hopeless Olympic gridlock, the venerable but tottering subway will be a nightmare of delays and overcrowding and commuter trains will slow to a crawl. But luckily for the British capital, a river runs through it. And for London’s super rich, the River Thames will be an uncluttered highway to zip from party to party,

from event to event in a flotilla of speedy yet breathtakingly expensive boats. Not for them the sweaty summer waits on the London Underground. Companies like Protection Services International are just one of the many catering to the oligarchs, the sheiks and the just plain loaded who are coming to London games and demand top security and easy transport. PSI normally concerns itself with making sure that Somali pirates stay away from super tankers off the

Horn of Africa. But water is water, and celebrities are celebrities, after all. And with the Olympics ready to go in London, the River Thames suddenly presents a golden opportunity. “It’s a massive event, people from all over the world coming here. ...There are going to be certain threats,” said David McIntosh, a PSI bodyguard. “Any Royal Marine commando can adapt and transfer our skills that we’ve got from Iraq, from working round the Horn of Africa doing the anti-piracy stuff, and also

from doing celebrity protection in Leicester Square.” The Thames has already been in the limelight this year — starting with a flotilla of some 1,000 boats that marked the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in June. But the river has always been the city’s spine, the core around which its fortunes were built. It’s the reason London became a maritime city, then a world city. The Thames connects great royal palaces like Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. It links

seats of power like the Bank of England and the Houses of Parliament as it runs 215 miles (346 kilometers) east through London into the North Sea through the broad Thames Estuary. It’s the viewing platform to best see the city and its sights — the London Eye, the Cutty Sark clipper ship and Tower Bridge, which is at the moment adorned with a huge Olympic rings to honor the games that take place from July 27-Aug. 12. In sporting terms, the river has long been a venue for trials of endurance, such

as the annual race between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Henley Royal Regatta that draws crews from all over the world. And for just as long, it’s been the playpen of the super rich anxious to move about in style, says Robert Blyth, the curator of the National Maritime Museum. “Historically, kings and queens would have traveled by river — the roads were rather uncomfortable and dangerous,” he said. “It’s a long time since we had a traffic jam on the Thames.”

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››› The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Roger Moore. James Bond and a (:10) ›› Priest (2011, Fantasy) Paul Bettany, Karl Ur- (:40) ›› Army of Darkness (1992, Fantasy) Bruce Russian agent seek two missing submarines. ban, Cam Gigandet. Campbell, Embeth Davidtz. ››› Game Change (2012) Julianne Moore. Gov. Sarah Palin becomes The Newsroom Will apologizes for The Ricky Ger- ››› Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011, Fantasy) George Lopez: The Ricky Ger- ››› Crazy, StuSen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008. past newscasts. vais Show Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. The Road vais Show pid, Love. (:15) ›› The Thing (2011, Horror) Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Arctic re›› Road House (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. A legendary Strike Back Wall Street: Max Femme Fatales Strike Back Stonebridge and Craw- (:20) Dark Fansearchers battle a shape-shifting alien. bouncer agrees to tame a notorious gin mill. Final Cut (N) ford find Clare. tasies (2011) (4:15) ›› Pete Smalls Is Dead ››› The School of Rock (2003, Comedy) Jack Black, Joan Cusack. An ›› God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2010, Documentary) (:35) ›› Faster (2010, Action) Dwayne Johnson, Billy (:15) The Franchise: A Season With (2010) Peter Dinklage. unemployed guitarist poses as a teacher. Premiere. Bob Thornton. the Miami Marlins (4:00) ›› The Green Hornet (2011) ››› Shanghai Knights (2003, Comedy) Jackie Chan. Chon Wang and his Spartacus: Blood and Sand “Party Spartacus: Blood and Sand The Spartacus: Blood and Sand The ar- ››› The Girl With the Dragon TatSeth Rogen. comrades shake up Victorian England. Favors” death of Varro. rival of Glaber. too (2011) (4:45) ›› Death Watch (1980) Romy Schneider. A TV producer hopes to ›› I Am Number Four (2011, Action) Alex Pettyfer. An alien teenager must ›› Peep World (2010, Comedy) Michael C. Hall, Sarah ››› Lars and the Real Girl (2007, Comedy-Drama) record a dying woman’s final days. evade those sent to kill him. Silverman, Rainn Wilson. Ryan Gosling, Paul Schneider.

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Crossword Challenge

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Astro•graph bernice bede osol If you’re an unattached Cancer, you could meet someone in the year ahead who will fulfill all of your romantic requirements. However, it’s likely that this relationship will start out friendly before it blossoms into a romance. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you’re smart, you won’t gamble with friends, even for insignificant stakes. There’s a chance that a big misunderstanding could arise over something rather petty. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Devote your time and attention to situations that could make or save you money. Time and attention devoted to these factors will yield large profits down the line. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Provided you don’t tip your hand prematurely, a significant objective can be achieved. Remember the competitors lurking in the wings who would love to know your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Give no credence to advice offered you by someone whom you know doesn’t have an accurate handle on what you’re doing. This individual’s intentions may be good, but his or her counsel isn’t. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- When it comes to a partnership arrangement, let your cohort do all the talking. There is a strong chance your two cents’ worth could be the wrong thing at the wrong time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- The possibilities for achieving your ambitions and objectives look pretty good, even though you might have to contend with some petty frustrations on your road to victory. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Although you’re likely to be painfully aware of the flaws in others, it’ll serve no useful purpose to call attention to them. Instead, work on your own shortcomings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You

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might find it necessary to make a small concession in a commercial matter in order to reap some larger gains. You’ll understand that nothing is ever optimal. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If the work you’re doing requires extreme diligence, have another double-check your efforts, especially details that have to be put in writing. You could easily miss a small oversight. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t settle for sticker price when you’re out shopping for something that is more money than you want to pay.

With a little poking around, you’ll find a good substitute at a much lower price. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -When conversing with friends, avoid discussing subjects that are much too personal to share with everybody. Focus on fun things that allow everyone to relax. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- One of your greatest obstacles is allowing self-defeating thoughts to overwhelm your thinking. You can control anything you set your mind to, and that includes avoiding all things negative.

Celebrity Cipher

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Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!


The Saline Courier

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bryant and Animal Control Pet of the Week

Special to the Courier

This week’s featured pet is Crow, is an 8-week old, male, shorthaired kitten. Crow would be a great addition to any household.The adoption fee is $90 and includes spay/neuter, combination vaccine and rabies vaccination, de-worming, testing for heartworms, one month of heartworm preventative and one month of flea/tick preventative. For more information on Crow , or any of the pets at Bryant Animal Control & Adoption Center, call 501-653-0765 or find the center on Facebook. The shelter is located at 25700 Interstate 30 North (near exit 126) and is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Fewer auto closings reduce US unemployment claims 
 Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason was that some automakers skipped their traditional summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, leading to fewer temporary layoffs of autoworkers. Sales of new cars and trucks surged in June, extending the auto industry’s rebound. Automakers also began their Independence Day promotions early, lifting sales at the end of the month. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since March 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 376,500. Economists expect most of the decline to be reversed in the coming weeks. “Take July with a grain of salt,” Jill Brown, an economist at Credit Suisse, said in a note to clients. The auto shutdowns “often cause extreme volatility.” Automakers traditionally close their plants for the first

two weeks in July to prepare them to build new models and their employees file for unemployment benefits. But Ford Motor Co. said in May that it would reduce its usual two-week closing to only one week. And Chrysler said May 3 that it would skip the shutdown entirely. Applications for unemployment benefits measure the pace of layoffs. When they consistently fall below 375,000, it generally suggests hiring is strong enough to reduce the unemployment rate. They have fluctuated at or above that level since April. At the same time, hiring has slowed sharply compared with the first three months of the year. Employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, the third straight month of weak hiring. The unemployment rate was stuck at 8.2 percent. Job gains have averaged only 75,000 per month for in the April-June quarter. That’s roughly a third of the 226,000 average monthly gains in the first quarter. Employers advertised more job openings in May after a sharp drop in April, according to a government

report released Tuesday. That suggests the job market is stabilizing. Still, more jobs are needed to lower painfully high unemployment and boost pay for those who are working. Wages have barely kept up with inflation over the past year, which has led consumers to pull back on spending. Consumer spending is critical because it drives roughly 70 percent of growth. But the economy isn’t growing quickly enough to encourage more hiring. The economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.9 percent in the first three months of the year. Most economists don’t expect growth picked up in the April-June quarter. And some predict that it weakened. The Federal Reserve downgraded its outlook for the economy this year. It now expects growth of just 1.9 percent to 2.4 percent for 2012. That’s half a percentage point lower than the range it estimated in April. The Fed also says the unemployment rate won’t fall much further this year than it has already.

Biden tells NAACP Obama stands by his convictions Associated Press

HOUSTON — Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation’s largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the “character of his convictions.” Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automak-

ers General Motors and Chrysler. “He has put country first,” Biden said. Biden addressed the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he’d do more for African-Americans than Obama, the nation’s first black president. Romney was booed when he said he’d repeal Obama’s sweeping health care reform law but otherwise got a polite reception as

he reached out to a traditionally Democratic voting bloc. The vice president countered that Romney’s policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney on health care, education, energy, women’s rights and research. NAACP members offered a rousing reception, yelling “no!” after Biden said near the end of his speech: “Let me close, my friends.”


In this July 10, 2012, photo, job seekers attend a career fair hosted by GreenTech Automotive in Horn Lake, Miss. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the struggling job market. But the decline was partly due to temporary factors.

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