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Wadley Senior Clinic has grand opening. See story at bottom of this page. IN COURT

Appeals court upholds life sentence in murder case

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Residents’ dogged pursuit of prize pays off; Texarkana gains a second pet park

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Twice as Nice— that statement used to be bogus, but this should make it stick. This should bring it together to make the slogan real.” —volunteer Carol Say


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eople cheered and their four-legged friends barked their approval when the news came in that Texarkana, Texas, had won the PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest Wednesday.

Jeff Tarpley, who operates an animal rescue and who helped organize volunteers who worked to spread the word to vote, got a call from a PetSafe official who told him the news. “Hold on one second,” Tarpley said, turning to face the crowd of supporters behind him. “We won!” Sitting at a picnic table surround-

ed by volunteers, Tarpley stared at the laptop in front of him with a look of almost disbelief. Volunteers have been getting out the vote since the contest began in May and continued their efforts until the last voting day on July 26. “Do you believe this?” he said aloud, his eyes moistening with See PARK on Page 10A

N The crowd goes wild as Jeff Tarpley announces Texarkana, Texas, as the winner in PetSafe’s Bark for your Park contest. This is the second year Texarkana USA has won the Internet voting contest of $100,000. This Texasside park will be built in Spring Lake Park. Staff photo by Evan Lewis

The 6th District Court of Appeals last week affirmed the life sentence of a Red River County man who murdered his uncle with a machete. Joseph Quelon Harris’ conviction will stand despite mistakes made by his lawyer. Harris, 32, was found guilty in April 2012 by a Red River County jury of murdering his uncle in July 2011. John Richard Harris, 50, died “as the result of 13 chop wounds,” the opinion states. During jury selection, Harris’ lawyer and the prosecutor told the jury Harris was eligible for probation. Before 2007, Texas law allowed for probation if a defendant was sentenced to 10 or fewer years and a jury recommended such. In 2007, the law was changed. “After two days of testimony, Harris’ attorney apparently learned of the 2007 amendment to (the law), which precludes a jury from recommending community supervision (probation) in murder cases,” the opinion states. “Harris’ counsel argued that because the state and the defense told the jury that Harris was eligible for community supervision if convicted of murder, the jury would infer—after hearing the evidence and receiving an instruction that he was, in fact, not eligible for community supervision—that the case “was worse than it was at the time” of jury selection. Harris’ request for a mistrial was denied by 6th District See COURT onPage 10A

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House approves lower rates on student loans

Arkansas’ Tom Cotton to run for U.S. Senate

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WASHINGTON—A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets, offering lower rates for most students now but higher ones down the line if the economy improves as expected. Even as they were preparing to pass the bill, many lawmakers were already talking about a broader approach to curbing fast-climbing costs. See LOANS onPage 10A

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N Larry Curry of Texarkana, Texas, visits with Leigh Ann Scates, R.N., on Wednesday morning during the grand opening of Wadley Senior Clinic, an outpatient department of Wadley Regional Medical Center. The clinic is at Jefferson Street and Trinity Boulevard and is open to patients today.


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Wadley Senior Clinic had a Grand Opening Event on Wednesday with lots of fanfare from the community. Between 300 to 400 people attended. Focusing on the care of seniors, the clinic is an outpatient department of Wadley Regional Medical Center and a partnership with Texarkana Regional Center on Aging. “What we have here is a partnership with Wadley and the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging to provide a holistic approach to take care of older adults and their families. We’re work-

ing with a multi-disciplinary team, which will include geriatricians, geriatric nurse practitioners, social worker, dietitian and all staff being trained in the specialty of older adults,” said Amyleigh Overton-McCoy, clinical director of the senior clinic. The needs of older adults are different than those of younger people. “Older adults are unique and have special needs such as fall risks, multiple medications, urinary incontinence, memory issues and cognitive issues so it’s important to understand the differences and be able to treat it See CLINIC on Page 10A

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton plans to announce his bid next week to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in next year’s elections, according to a person familiar with the congressman’s plans. The person who COTTON spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday was not authorized to speak publicly about the planned announcement and spoke on a condition of anonymity. But the freshman congressman has scheduled an event Tuesday with supporters in his hometown of Dardanelle. Cotton’s entry will set up a heated and expensive fight for a U.S. Senate seat that Republicans believe is prime for a pickup in 2014, with groups on the right and left already waging a television ad fight in Arkansas. It also creates a domino effect, with several Republicans now eyeing Cotton’s seat in the U. S. House. Cotton was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, to the open seat See COTTON on Page 10A






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Arkansas developer pleads guilty to conspiracy and money laundering J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii FORT SMITH, Ark.—A Fayetteville developer on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges that were rooted in a $47 million bankruptcy filing in which he was accused of concealing assets from his creditors. Brandon Barber entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering. “The number of creditors whom Mr. Barber defrauded through his illegal activities—as well as the number of banks who were threatened by his actions—is just staggering,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Randall C. Coleman said. Sentencing will be set later. Barber faces up to 45 years in prison if given consecutive sentences on the convictions. He could be fined $1.5 million. Federal prosecutors said that starting in 2008 Barber worked with two others to disguise income and hide funds so creditors wouldn’t know about his holdings. As part of the scheme, Barber declared a $47 million bankruptcy in 2009, in which he failed to disclose transfers of funds to the other two individuals, with K. Vaughn Knight and James Van Doren, prosecutors said. That resulted in the conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud charge. Knight and Van Doren were charged with Barber in a 27-count indictment handed up in March. Barber and three other co-defendants were charged in a separate indictment. Cases are pending against the other defendants. Prosecutors alleged a conspiracy to commit bank fraud when Barber allegedly conspired with several people to bilk First Federal Bank by fraudulently representing the purchase

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OUSTON—When the smoke cleared and the music died down, Candy Torres could no longer contain herself. Looking at the shiny, restored Star Trek Galileo shuttlecraft sitting in Houston in all its TV glory, she broke down.

“All of a sudden I was just crying. I was in tears. I couldn’t believe it,” Torres said, donning a brown tourist engineer hat and a NASA mission operations shirt. “It meant something.” And Torres wasn’t alone. Trekkies of all stripes arrived in Houston Wednesday for the momentous unveiling of the shuttlecraft that crash-landed on a hostile planet in the 1967 “Star Trek” episode called “The Galileo Seven.” Some wore Scotty’s Repair Shop T-shirts, others full-blown spandex outfits worn by Mr. Spock and his peers in the famous TV show

and movies that have garnered a following so large and so devoted it is almost cult-like. Adam Schneider paid $61,000 for the battered shuttlecraft in an auction and spent about a year restoring the fiberglass ship and making it look nearly as it did on that episode. He flew in from New York to mark the unveiling at the Space Center Houston, where it will be permanently displayed not far from NASA’s Mission Control. “Unbelievably proud,” he said, beaming alongside the white shuttle. “Like sending your kid to college and having them get

a job to build a successful life, because this was under our care for a year and we grew very attached. Jeff Langston, 45, drove more than 160 miles from Austin with his two sons to see the moment. He and his 12-yearold son, Pearce, wore matching red Scotty’s Repair Shop T-shirts. His 10-year-old son, Neo, couldn’t find his shirt, but that didn’t put a damper on the moment. “It was very exciting,” Neo said, bouncing on his feet. “When they filmed Star Trek the Galileo was cool and now

that they remade it, it’s cool to see a new version of the Galileo. And it’s beautiful.” Richard Allen, the space center’s 63-year-old CEO and president, hopes that just as the Star Trek movies and others like it inspired Torres to pursue a career in science and engineering, that today’s generation will be similarly inspired when they see the Galileo. “It’s fantastic,” he said of the shuttlecraft. “We’re all about exciting and educating ... and I’m convinced that space is one of the best, if not the best, way of creating inquiry in young minds.”

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price of a number of lots as higher than the actual sale prices. Prosecutors said Barber received $314,000 and two co-conspirators received a total of $650,000. The government alleged that Barber engaged in money laundering by making a financial transaction involving “criminally derived property.” Connor Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas said the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service worked together in the extensive investigation. “This is a significant step in bringing several individuals involved in committing fraud, including fraud on the federal bankruptcy court, to justice. This case indicates that we are serious about identifying, investigating, and prosecuting those who perpetuate fraud, swindle others out of money, and engage in financial crimes,” Eldridge said. Asa Hutchinson III, attorney for Barber, said his client was returned to custody after the hearing.

MAGNOLIA, Texas—The motherless fawn peers with luminous brown eyes from behind a hay bale in a Montgomery County barn. Eventually, the skittish fawn inches over to lick the outstretched hand of a volunteer who has been bottle-feeding the animal for weeks after a car struck and killed its mother. The Houston Chronicle reports residents have brought a record 64 fawns—all orphaned by car strikes—to the Friends of Texas Wildlife in Magnolia to be nurtured until they can be released to survive on their own. That represents more than a 50 percent increase from the number the center normally receives each year and is indicative of the huge 30 percent jump in injured and orphaned wildlife of all varieties pouring into the center. “Montgomery County is growing so fast. Wildlife is being displaced, and animals aren’t dealing with it well,” said Jeanette Winkelmann, the center’s president. Lisa Wolling, the center’s director and an animal rehabilitator, agreed, “Animals are being squeezed from their normal habitat. Roads are being built where they had not been before. People are moving to where animals once lived.” The booming development will only worsen with the loss of the Boy Scout’s 70-year-old campgrounds, Camp Strake, she added. The camp, which covers 2,200 acres and includes six natural lakes, is under a pending contract with a real estate developer. The CNN Money survey, which ranked this county as having the fourth best job market


in the nation, noted Anadarko Petroleum is building a second skyscraper here for 1,700 workers while Exxon Mobil is busily constructing a 385-acre campus for 2,000 employees. “We’re growing exponentially,” said the Montgomery County judge’s chief of staff, Doris Golemon. “But we want to preserve the quality of nature and wildlife that we have here, too.” None of the other large statepermitted wildlife rehabilitators in East Texas have been as overrun with animals as the Montgomery County center. Wildlife Center of Texas in Brazoria County has seen only a slight uptick in wildlife submissions, and the Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue in central Houston has seen an 18 percent hike, about half the jump as in Montgomery County, officials there report. Matt Wagner, the state parks’ wildlife division director, said rehabilitators must be trained before licensed by the state to treat and then release injured and orphaned wildlife back into the Texas landscape. But he

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stressed these groups receive no tax dollars and must find private money to do the job: “We get a lot of calls about hurting animals and we would have no place to put them without volunteer rehabilitators.” Because of the huge influx of critters, Winkelmann has already spent her entire budget for the year and is now having to scavenger for more. She hopes that


she won’t be forced to turn any helpless animals away. “Fawns are the most expensive. They cost $1,000 each because you have to give them formula for three months and they drink a lot of it. It’s like raising a little horse. Then they need apples, grapes and grain,” she said. She also has to buy a steady supply of mice that she feeds to her adult raptors - birds of prey - injured when they swoop down to retrieve a rodent from a roadway. These predators keep their eye on the prize and never notice the car barreling toward them at 60 miles per hour, she said. Two red-tailed hawks—with massive wing spans, talons and sharp beaks—are just about ready for release after recuperating from their injuries, as are 13 small screech owls. Most any native Texas wildlife can find a haven there. While wildlife rehabilitation can be costly and time consuming, Winkelmann believes it’s worth the effort to keep native wildlife from being completely driven out of Montgomery County.

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Man charged with capital murder in triple homicide case 8o@_cM_bb_Wcied Texarkana Gazette

Capital murder charges have been filed against Timothy Hill, 43, of Delight, Ark. for allegedly shooting to death his estranged wife, his mother-in-law and his niece. The three counts of capital murder, which includes the sentence of death or life in prison without parole, were filed Monday in the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s office in Murfreesboro. No comments were available from Prosecutor Bryan Chesshir or the attorneys representing Hill due to a gag order issued by Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Charles Yeargan preventing statements to the news media about the investigation. The documents filed said the actions of Hill were “premeditated and deliberate.” The charges allege Hill fatally shot his estranged wife, Dana Hill, 33; his mother-in-law, Julie Hartsfield, 54; and his 9-year-old niece Autumn Hartsfield. The shooting occurred July 13 at the house at 3489 state Highway 301 about 8 miles southeast of Murfreesboro near the communities of Billstown and Delight.

Arkansas State Police Special Agent Neal Thomas interviewed Hill about the shooting death when he was taken into custody. The arrest affidavit was prepared by Arkansas State Police Special Agent Hays McWhirter. Hill said he took his two sons, ages 2 and 5, to his father’s house across the street and then went back to the house. The report said he knew his wife, Dana Hill, was coming to get the two boys. The couple were going through a divorce, but it had not been finalized. Dana Hill went into the bathroom in the house. Hill said they did not fight or argue. When she went to the bathroom, he went to the hall closet, retrieved his SKS rifle and went outside to the car. He shot the BMW car where Julie Hartsfield was sitting in the front and Autumn Hartsfield was sitting in the back seat. Hill said he knew his mother-inlaw was inside the vehicle. He said he was mad at her because she was trying to turn his two boys against him. After shooting the vehicle he went

back into the house where his wife was in the bathroom. He pointed the rifle at her and asked her “Why?” The gun then went off. “He stated he meant to shoot his mother-in-law but did not mean to shoot his wife. He did not know why he did,” said the report. He said he was unaware the girl was in the vehicle. The women were pronounced dead at the scene. The girl was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. Autumn died at the Hot Springs hospital during surgery. The mother-in-law was found in the front seat of the vehicle. Officers found six bullet holes from an SKS rife in the right front passenger door. A rear passenger door of the BMW had two bullet holes where the girl was sitting. Dana Hill had reportedly locked herself in the bathroom. Tim Hill fired one round into the door lock to open the locked door. The door knob lock was still in the lock position. It appears Dana Hill was sitting on the bathroom floor when she was shot, said the affidavit.

5VQTCIG$WKNFKPI(KTG ■ Firefighters from Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department extinguish a fire that consumed a storage building on Big Oak Lane. There were no injuries in the fire, and it did not damage any homes. Staff photo by Curt Youngblood

(QTV5OKVJRQNKEGNQQMHQTEGOGVGT[XCPFCNU FORT SMITH, Ark.— Police in Fort Smith are searching for vandals who have damaged more than 30 headstones at a cemetery. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs says the vandalism began July 25 and that headstones have

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Bond $1M for hospitalized suspect in Saginaw slaying

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■ Bryan Chesshir, 9th Judicial Circuit Court prosecutor, speaks with Judge Charles Yeargan on Monday morning as he hands a pen to Timothy Alan Hill, 42, of Murfreesboro, Ark., during a first appearance proceeding at the Pike County Law Enforcement Facility. Hill has been arrested in the deaths of his wife Dana Hill, mother-in-law Julie Hartsfield and 9-year-old niece Autumn Hartsfield. Bond has been set at one million dollars. Hill remains in the Pike County jail tion for Hill in a recent court hearing. on a $1 million bond. No court dates have been schedAttorney Rowe Stayton, representing Hill, asked for a mental evalua- uled until after a mental evaluation.

‘Flint Hill Special’ diamond found in Murfreesboro park A carpenter from Flint nt Hill, Mo. found a 2.05-carat, marble-shaped ble-shaped brown diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Steve Vehige discovered ed the diamond and has named it Flint Hill Special because it reminds inds him of the color of sweet tea from his hometown and for Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ first song, “Flint n their first Hill Special,” featured on y Mountain album in 1957, “Foggy Jamboree.” This was Vehige’s fourth trip to the diamond park near Murfreesboro, Ark. He and his 17-year-old son, Matt, arrived July 25 and endured the daylong five inches of rain July 26 that turned the 37 1/2-acre diamond search area into a muddy field. About 3:30 p.m. July 26, Vehige was talking with another visitor when she wondered aloud what diamonds look like. “Like that right there,” said Vehige and he picked up his shiny stone. In the previous week, the area had

Two Hempstead County prisoners fight Tuesday inside Hope courthouse Two Hempstead County inmates started fighting Tuesday in the courthouse in Hope, Ark., and one inmate was knocked down a flight of stairs. The inmates were treated at Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope and released, Sheriff James Singleton said. The fight started about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday between two inmates in the courthouse while they were being escorted back to the detention center by detention officers. A group of six inmates was being escorted back after appearing in court. All of the inmates were handcuffed and shackled and were accompanied by detention officers. Inmate Robert Turner stopped and exchanged words with inmate Terry Palmer. Palmer rushed Turner, and they exchanged punches.

Detention officer Philip Ray stepped between the two and was pulling Palmer away from Turner. Ray and Palmer fell down the stairs, and Turner remained on the stairs on his back. Other detention officers and courthouse security deputies secured the other four inmates and took them to the detention center, Singleton said. Palmer and Turner were taken by Pafford EMS to the hospital after complaining of injuries. Both inmates were treated. The prisoners were back at the detention center by 5 p.m. and locked down, Singleton said. Ray sought medical attention at Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville. He returned to work Wednesday. No charges have been filed in the incident, and it remains under investigation.

SAGINAW, Texas—Bond has been set at $1 million for a hospitalized North Texas teenager charged with killing a 6-yearold neighbor and wounding an officer. Tarrant County jail records Wednesday listed 17-year-old Tyler Holder of Saginaw as in custody while hospitalized after being shot in the head by police. Defense attorney Rose Anna Salinas said Wednesday that she’s visited her client. Salinas declined to release Holder’s

condition or comment further. Holder was shot July 23 as officers served a capital murder warrant in the slaying of Alanna Gallagher. Her body was discovered July 1 wrapped in a tarp. Investigators say Holder shot an Arlington officer before police returned fire. Holder was charged with attempted capital murder after the wounding of Detective Charles Lodatto. Lodatto was discharged from a hospital Monday. ÆJ^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii


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■ Steve S Vehige of Flint Fl Hill, Mo., found a 2.05-carat, marble-shaped brown diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park. He named the diamond “Flint Hill Special.” Submitted photo Su

almost 10 inches of rain. “I had wondered earlier in the day if we might have some diamonds turned in that were surface finds,” said Park Interpreter Margi Jenks. “Diamonds are a bit heavy for their size, and so they stay put when it rains and the dirt surrounding and covering the diamonds washes away,” Jenks said. Visitors have found 327 diamonds so far this year at the park. The Flint Hill Special is the third diamond weighing over two carats found this year.

Miller County buys dive and rescue team boat for $7,500 Miller County recently purchased a 19-foot pontoon to serve as a dive and rescue boat. The boat was purchased for $7,500 and includes a 50horsepower motor and a dive platform, said Larry Pritchett, director of Miller County Emergency Management. The boat will be used by the six-member certified dive team, which includes two expert divers and four openwater divers, Pritchett said. The boat has been used twice this year to help divers find submerged vehicles. “It’s been used on the Red

River and Sulphur River. Both times, it was for finding submerged vehicles. The owners apparently didn’t set the brakes, and the vehicles slipped in neutral and rolled back into the rivers. Both were accidents,” Pritchett said. The Miller County Quorum Court finance committee approved the purchase Monday and allowed the transfer of $3,500 into the emergency management fund. The budget already had $4,000, and with the $3,500 approved by the committee, the funding was complete. Æ@_cM_bb_Wcied

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Arkansas Democratic party chairman resigning 8o7dZh[m:[C_bbe The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday announced he was stepping down after two and a half years at the helm as he considers a potential run for public office next year. The state party announced that Will Bond would serve until Sept. 14, when the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state committee elects a new chairman. Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, announced heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backing Vincent Insalaco as Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s replacement.

Bond, a former state legislator and attorney who lives in Little Rock, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll decide over the next couple weeks whether to run for office but would not specify which race he was considering. Bond last year ruled out running for a central Arkansas congressional seat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a couple weeks I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know whether I want to continue to serve in some capacity and put my name on the ballot,â&#x20AC;? Bond said. Bond was elected party chairman in February 2011 and headed the party as it suffered major

setbacks in the state. Republicans won control of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction in the November election, and swept all four of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. House seats. Bond said those losses didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t factor into his decision to step down and noted that Republicans only hold 51 of the 100 seats in the House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously it was not a perfect election cycle for us in 2012, but we did outperform most of the pundits and the polling that was out there particularly in the House,â&#x20AC;? Bond said.

Beebe thanked Bond for his service and said he believed Insalaco would be a strong replacement for him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The progress our state has made can only continue by electing responsible leaders, and Vincent Insalaco will work to elect strong leaders who will continue an agenda focused on jobs and education,â&#x20AC;? Beebe said in a statement issued by the party. Insalaco, a North Little Rock businessman who has worked on Democratic campaigns for decades, said his priorities would


be on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top races including defending Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, the open race for governor and the lieutenant governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race. Insalaco said he also wanted to â&#x20AC;&#x153;do everything we canâ&#x20AC;? to win back the state House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the average Arkansan is concerned about jobs and education and the roads being fixed and we have to get back to talking about those issues,â&#x20AC;? Insalaco said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to have candidates who can do that very thing, talking about what people care about in their districts.â&#x20AC;?



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Cruz: Grassroots uprising could stop health care law


anniversary of Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upset victory over Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst AUSTINâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said in the Republican primary to sucWednesday that a federal govern- ceed retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey ment shutdown may be necessary to Hutchison. A little-known former halt the White House-backed health state solicitor general, Cruz began care lawâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;calling the budget debate the race as a huge underdog but to avoid one the best and maybe used a wave of tea party support to last chance of defunding the Obama first force an unlikely runoff election, administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature initiative. then trounce Dewhurstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the wellThe tea party firebrand has long financed, mainstream GOP choice, suggested that holding up the con- in a summer vote featuring low turntinuing resolution, or must-pass leg- out. islation that will keep federal agenSince arriving in Washington, cies running after Sept. 30, is Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brash style has angered critical leverage congresboth Democrats and many â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime sional Republicans have Republicans, but he has against the health care so embraced the role Republicans law. During a conof Senate troublepaint in pale pasference call with maker that his name a small group of tels rather than draw- is now mentioned reporters from the Texas circles as a ing clear distinctions in Senate cloakroom, possible 2016 presiCruz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My between two visions dential candidate. focus for the next 61 â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the race for for the country ... Senate days is very directly began nobody targeted to one thing, we lose.â&#x20AC;? thought I had a prayer,â&#x20AC;? and that is working to Cruz said. He called his defund Obamacare.â&#x20AC;? victory, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a tremendous He said he and fellow fierce testament to the power of the conservatives U.S. Sens. Mike Lee grassrootsâ&#x20AC;? and said the same model of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida could now successfully defund the have agreed to oppose the spending health care law. bill at the end of the budget year in Asked why grassroots supSeptember if it includes funding for port opposing the law didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt the health care law. President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s re-elecâ&#x20AC;&#x153;In my view, this is the best oppor- tion bid last year, Cruz replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;one tunity we have to defund Obamacare of the biggest mistakes Republicans and quite possibly our last to effec- made in November is that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tively defund Obamacare,â&#x20AC;? Cruz draw clear distinctions and win the said. argument.â&#x20AC;? He also acknowledged, though, He called the 2010 midterm electhat many of his Republican Senate tions a referendum on the health and House colleagues wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support care law that saw Republicans prethe effort unless â&#x20AC;&#x153;the grassroots rise vailed in many key races. But last up in overwhelming numbers and year, Cruz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obamacare all-but demand it.â&#x20AC;? disappeared from the conversation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No politician in Washington can â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime Republicans paint in pale win this fight,â&#x20AC;? Cruz said, adding that pastels rather than drawing clear disâ&#x20AC;&#x153;only the American peopleâ&#x20AC;? could. tinctions between two visions for the Wednesday marked the one-year country,â&#x20AC;? he added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we lose.â&#x20AC;?

New paint, wallpaper and LED lights are going up, and workers already have completed renovations to the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crystal Ballroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These updates were long overdue for our convention center,â&#x20AC;? general manager Bob Martorana told The Sentinel-Record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This space is used for seminars and meetings, and we had a lot of complaints about it being too dark.â&#x20AC;? The convention center still will be able to host 1,000 for theater-style seating and 650 for dining. Convention center room dividers will be upgraded as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re replacing two dividing walls and adding carpeting to another for improved sound proofing,â&#x20AC;? Martorana said. The last major update to the room occurred about 20 years ago, and Martorana said more renovations are coming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sometimes hard to bring spaces up to the new standards and traditions while keeping with the historic feel, especially in the public areas and the lobby,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already done has been very good.â&#x20AC;?


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Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore and operated under contract to Walter Gas & Oil, spewed gas July 23 that eventually ignited. The fire damaged the Hercules 265, which was within days of wrapping up its drilling contract. No injuries were reported and 44 workers were evacuated before the fire began. Authorities believe sand and sediment clogged the well the next day, shutting off the gas. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has opened an investigation, working with the Coast Guard. Interest is expected to focus on the apparent failure of the blowout preventer, a series of thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to shut off flow from a well when drillers lose control.

Woman, 20, slain in Tyler park caught in gang crossfire TYLER, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Investigators say a mother shot to death at an East Texas park where she had taken her 3-year-old son was caught in the crossfire of some gangs. Tyler police on Wednesday said nobody has been arrested in the killing of 20-year-old Briana Raquel Young of Tyler. Her son was not hurt in Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gunfire at P.T. Cole Park. The woman was dead at the scene. Police say about 30 people were in the park when the shooting started. Police believe shots were fired from within the park and from a nearby vehicle. Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges filed. Ă&#x2020;J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii

Failure of a blowout preventer at the Gulf bottom about 5,000 feet beneath the Deepwater Horizon rig contributed to the massive oil spill from BP PLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Macondo well in 2010. James Watson, director of the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said he plans to meet with executives from shallow-water drilling companies to discuss safety and risk reduction. Since the BP disaster, much of regulatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; focus has been on drilling in Gulf water thousands of feet deep. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the biggest oil companies are chasing large new fields and the risks seemed greatest in the wake of the spill. But inshore drilling continues as well, with some of the focus shifting to oil instead of natural gas as the price for gas has fallen because of onshore finds, includ-

ing in shale formations. Gas peaked at around $13 per million British thermal units in 2008, before the economic collapse. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now trading at less than $4 per million BTUs. Crude oil had topped $130 per 42-gallon barrel before the collapse, but has rebounded more robustly and recently traded in the $107 range. At the Walter site about 55 miles south of the coast, a relief well is expected to be drilled to provide a permanent seal. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement spokeswoman Eileen Angelico said Tuesday that other options for sealing the well remain under consideration. Angelico said no gas is leaking and no sheen has been seen in the water. She said the blowout preventer has not yet been recovered. The Walter blowout was the second incident in shallow

water off Louisiana in less than a month. A crew on a production platform operated by Talos Energy lost control of a well July 9 while trying to plug it. The well leaked small amounts of gas and an oil-water mixture called condensate over three days, but did not suffer a blowout. There was no explosion. BSEE had been studying possible changes to blowout preventer requirements before the latest well blowout, Watson said. Those comments have drawn congressional scrutiny. A July 12 letter signed by 11 Republican U.S. House members, including Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steve Scalise, asked Watson about when new rules might be issued and whether they would require drillers to junk current blowout preventers. The House members also lauded upgrades that companies have

made and new voluntary standards published last year by the American Petroleum Institute. Most blowout preventers are made by National Oilwell Varco Inc., Cameron International Corp. and Hydril Pressure Control, a unit of General Electric Co. Those companies have reported a surge in blowout preventer orders since the BP spill, as oil and gas drilling expands on land and sea.



Arkansas experts seek quick end to China chicken ban LITTLE ROCKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Poultry experts hope China will quickly lift restrictions put in place after nine Arkansas chickens were exposed to a strain of avian flu. The U.S. Department of Agriculture told Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; congressional delegation that China had stopped importing Arkansas chicken parts. Nine birds in Scott County were exposed to a nonpathogenic strain of avian flu during floods in June. Bans are often imposed for 90 days as growers confirm that illnesses havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spread. The Arkansas Farm Bureau said Wednesday it would expect all Arkansas farms to have a clean bill of health in September. Economist Matt King said Wednesday that agriculture officials and trade groups will work to convince China that Arkansas poultry is safe. Ă&#x2020;J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii



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With 3 ‘hops,’ NSA gets millions of phone records 8oF[j[Oeij WdZCWjj7fkppe The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans. Since it was revealed recently that the National Security Agency puts the phone records of every American into a database, the Obama administration has assured the nation that such records are rarely searched and, when they are, officials target only suspected international terrorists. Meanwhile, at a hacker convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the head of the NSA said government methods used to collect telephone and email data helped foil 54 terror plots—a figure that drew open skepticism from lawmakers back in Washington. “Not by any stretch can you get 54 terrorist plots,” said the chairman of the Senate Judiciary

Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. More than a decade after the terror attacks of 2001, the phone-record surveillance program has stirred deep privacy concerns on Capitol Hill, where Leahy said Wednesday during an oversight hearing: “If this program is not effective, it has to end,” adding that, “So far I’m not convinced by what I’ve seen.” In the House earlier this month, lawmakers said they never intended to allow the NSA to build a database of every phone call in America, and they threatened to curtail the government’s surveillance authority. “You’ve got a problem,” Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told top intelligence officials weeks ago. Sensing a looming shift in the privacy-versus-security cultural calculus, the White House responded: It has ordered the director of national intelligence to recommend changes that could be made to the phone-surveillance program, and President Barack Obama

■ With a chart listing thwarted acts of terrorism, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, question top Obama administration officials Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Associated Press

invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House on Thursday to discuss their concerns about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.

A White House official says the top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate intelligence panels will attend. So will Democratic Sens. Mark Udall of Colorado

and Ron Wyden of Oregon, two lawmakers who raised the alarm about the NSA’s sweeping domestic programs. Two others calling for more NSA oversight, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and

Sensenbrenner, will also attend. The administration has emphasized what it describes as oversight of its activities by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, by congressional committees and by internal auditors. It has said, for example, that under rules approved by the court, only 22 people at NSA were allowed to approve searches of the phone database, and only seven positions at NSA, a total of 11 people, were authorized to disclose any results believed to be associated with persons in the United States. Testimony before Congress on Wednesday showed how easy it is for Americans with no connection to terrorism to unwittingly have their calling patterns analyzed by the government. It hinges on what’s known as “hop” or “chain” analysis. When the NSA identifies a suspect, it can look not just at his phone records, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people.

O.J. Simpson wins small victory in bid for freedom 8oIWdZhW9^[h[X The Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev.—O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn’t mean the 66-year-old Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.

Kerry in Pakistan to talk drones, Afghanistan Associated Press

■ In this May 8 file photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.The Commerce Department issued its first estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the AprilJune quarter on Wednesday.

Economy may need support from Fed still 8o9^h_ijef^[hI$Hk]WX[h The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—A key government report and a statement from the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help. The economy grew at a lackluster 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said. That was better than a revised 1.1 percent rate for the first quarter, but still far too sluggish to quickly reduce unemployment. The Fed’s statement suggested it’s too early to signal a pullback in its $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bond purchases. The bond purchases have been intended to keep long-term interest rates down to spur borrowing and spending and invigorate the economy. In a statement after a policy meeting, Fed policymakers slightly downgraded their assessment of the economy. They also noted that mortgage rates, which have helped drive home sales, have risen from record lows. And the Fed noted that inflation has remained consistently below its 2 percent target and is still a potential threat to the economy. Continued stimulus by the central bank could lead to higher inflation. Some economists said they thought the Fed was now less likely to start scaling back its bond buying in September, when many analysts have said it would probably do so. December may now be a more likely time for the Fed to taper its purchases—if the economy shows consistent gains in the second half of the year. “This is a step back from taper talk, though not the final word,” said Paul Edelstein, an economist at IHS Global Insight. The Fed, like many private economists, expects growth to accelerate later this year. Job gains have been steady, and auto and home sales strong.

The economic drag from federal spending cuts that kicked in this year is also expected to ease. “We continue to anticipate a meaningful acceleration in the economy in the back half of the year,” said Joseph LaVorgna, an economist at Deutsche Bank. A key indicator will come Thursday, when the Institute for Supply Management issues its U.S. manufacturing index for July. Manufacturing appears to be rebounding after slumping earlier this year. The Fed will pay even closer attention to the employment report for July, which will be issued Friday. It’s expected to show that employers added a solid 183,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is forecast to dip to a still-high 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent. Despite the economy’s tepid showing in the April-June quarter, it’s now improved for two straight quarters as measured by the growth in the U.S. gross domestic product, or GDP.

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ISLAMABAD—A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of state: the fight against extremism, American drone attacks inside the country and the war in Afghanistan. The Obama administration hasn’t sent its top diplomat to Pakistan since 2011, and Kerry’s trip is a chance for the former senator to get to know the newly elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who came to power in Pakistan’s first transition between civilian governments. Kerry arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, and planned meetings Thursday with civilian and military leaders, including Sharif. Senior administration officials traveling with Kerry told reporters that while relations with Pakistan have grown touchy in recent years, there is the prospect of resetting those ties with Sharif’s government and working together on major issues—counterterrorism, energy, regional stability, economic reforms, trade and investment. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss Kerry’s agenda.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners released its decision in favor of Simpson’s parole request. Commissioners noted Simpson’s “positive institutional record” and his participation in programs addressing “behavior that led to incarceration.” The board noted Simpson had no previous criminal convictions and still has consecutive sentences to serve in the Las Vegas case. In Los Angeles, Simpson was tried for murder and acquitted in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. In a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press, Goldman’s father and sister, Fred and Kim

■ In this May 16 file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Associated Press

Goldman, said they respect the legal process but now feel a “sense of vulnerability.” “This is not our personal case against Simpson but since he’s been incarcerated there has been a reprieve and calm for us,”

they said. “It is unsettling for our family to know that the person we believe responsible for Ron and Nicole’s murder could soon have his freedom.” Simpson and his legal team were pleased with the ruling.

Man pleads not guilty to charges in kidnapping and killing of three Ohio women; bond is $6M 8oJ^ecWi@$I^[[hWd The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags earlier this month. Michael Madison, 35, appeared via a video feed from jail for his arraignment, for which he was handcuffed and wearing orange jail scrubs. When the judge asked him how he was, Madison answered, “I’ve been better.” The judge continued his $6 million bond and said she would appoint two attorneys to represent him. A pretrial hearing was set for Tuesday morning. Madison is facing six charges of aggravated murder, two for each victim under different killing theories. He’s also charged with three counts of kidnapping, three counts of gross abuse of a corpse, one count of rape and one count of weapon possession by an ex-convict. East Cleveland police found one body July 19 when a caller reported a foul smell coming from a garage. Two more bodies were found the next day. Madison was arrested in the deaths of Shirellda H. Terry, 18, Angela H. Deskins, 38, and Shetisha D. Sheeley, 28. The medical examiner said Terry and Deskins were strangled and Sheeley died of “homicidal violence by unspecified means.” The indictment said Madison raped Terry between July 10 and July 19. She was last seen July 10 leaving a Cleveland elementary school where she had a summer job. Madison was classified as a sex offender in 2002, when he was sentenced to four years in prison for attempted rape, according to Cuyahoga County

court records. He had previous convictions in 2000 and 2001 for drug-related charges. The mayor of East Cleveland said Madison indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and

sentenced to death. His case is under appeal. Sowell was arrested after a woman escaped from his house in 2009 and said she had been raped there. Police found the mostly nude bodies in garbage bags and plastic sheets throughout his property.


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De QUEEN, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mildred Dorothy Reese, 90, of Horatio, Ark., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Horatio. Mrs. Reese was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Haddam, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of Horatio Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Reese Sr.; and one son, George W. Reese Jr. Survivors include one son, Buddy Reese of Apple Valley, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Scotty Smith of Winthrop, Ark., and Barbara and Charles Kissinger and Carol and Gene Cobb of Horatio; one sister, Vera Spatig of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight greatgreat-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Horatio Church of Christ with Virgil Romine and Van Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Online registration is at


Rita Marie Sparks Siau, 48, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at her home. Ms. Siau was born Dec. 17, 1964, in Abilene, Kan. She was a hair sylist and a Christian. Survivors include one son, Sawyer Siau of Texarkana; her mother, Margie Sparks of Wake Village, Texas; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Michelle Sparks of Texarkana and Tarisa and Justin Dean of Austin; one brother, Caleb Sparks of Wake Village; two nieces, Eden Lester of Texarkana and Natalie Dean of Austin; one nephew, Asa Dean of Austin; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. Online registration is at


NEWARK, Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Norman Gene Maxtex, 49, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Thornville, Ohio. Mr. Maxted was born July 21, 1964, in Lawton, Okla. He was an employee of Knowles B u s i n e s s Machines and a member of Cache Road Baptist Church, Lawton. Survivors include his mother, Ellen Peavy Maxted of Fouke, Ark., and Raymond D. Maxted of Fouke; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Baptist Church, Fouke, with Doug Knight officiating under direction of Schoedinger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.


David L. Hight Sr., 74, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Texarkana. Mr. Hight was born March 14, 1939, in St. Augustine, Texas. He was a carpenter. Survivors include two sons, David L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bearâ&#x20AC;? Hight Jr. of Genoa, Ark., and David L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tigerâ&#x20AC;? Hight III of Lancaster, Ohio; four daughters, Theresa Hight, Sharon Hight and Anna Hight of Genoa and Shelia Hight of Texarkana; three brothers, Richard Hight of Genoa, Junior Koonce of Houston and Leory Koonce of Belton, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Broadway of Nacodoches, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. The body was donated to science.


MAGNOLIA, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Thurston H. Black, 84, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at his home. Mr. Black was born Oct. 6, 1928, in McNeil, Ark. He was a retired field superintendent with Exxon Corp. and a deacon and member of Oaklawn Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Black of Texarkana; one son, Ronnie Glenn Black of Sylacauga, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Gail and Ray Black of Magnolia, Texas; five grandchildren, Darrin Shane Rawls of Magnolia, Danny R. Rawls of Rockwall, Texas, Rachel Amy Black of Odenville, Ala., Joshua M. Black of Leeds, Ala., and Jacob A. Black of Irondale, Ala.; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Lewis Funeral Home with Darrin Shane Rawls officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Vistiation will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online registration is at


NEW BOSTON, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jennifer Scott, 29, of New Boston died Monday, July 29, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Comforter Funeral Home.


Betty Lou Hollowell, 75, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in a local nursing home. Ms. Hollowell was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Arden, Ark. She was a retired bookkeeper. Survivors include two sons and daughtersin-law, Dennis and Jeryl Walker of Texarkana and Robin and LeeAnn Walker of Suwanee, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Mark Roberts of Texarkana; one brother, Randy Hollowell of Lake Charles, La.; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Keith Teasley of Oklahoma City; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be this afternoon at the home of Amy and Mark Roberts, Texarkana, Texas. Arrangements are under direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. Online registration is at


ATLANTA, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kevin New, 49, of Queen City, Texas, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital. Mr. New was born May 29, 1964, in Haynesville, La. He was retired from International Paper and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Zach New of Texarkana; one daughter, Carrissa Wallace of Queen City; his parents, Roy and Sheri New and Nell New of Queen City; one brother, Scott New of Rowlett, Texas; one sister, Alicia Hayden of Benton, Ark.; his grandparents, Glenn Benefield of Haynesville, La., and Bessie and Robert Charles of Sarepta, La.; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hanner Funeral Service with David Baxley and Mike Lovely officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. at New Ramah Cemetery, Haynesville, La., under direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gideons International Atlanta Camp, P.O. Box 775, Atlanta, TX 75551. Online registration is at


DALLASâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bobby Lee Burris, 57, of Ashdown, Ark., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Ashdown. Mr. Burris was born Dec. 28, 1955, in Ashdown. Survivors include one son, Bobby Lee Burris Jr.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ronald and Crystal Burris of San Antonio and Obie Riley Jr. of Ashdown; two sisters, Patsy Hamilton of Ashdown and Helen Riley of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Bobby Lee Burris III of Texarkana; one special aunt, Laura Nelson of Texarkana; one special niece, Velma Burris; and a number of other relatives. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at St. Luke Cemetery, Ashdown, with Broc Lomax officiating. Burial will be under direction of Lomax Funeral Home.

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Albert Leon Mitchell, age 75, died peacefully at home July 30, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. Albert was born May 9, 1938 in Texarkana Texas to Maurice Van Mitchell and Virginia Thompson Mitchell. He attended elementary school at Pleasant Grove and graduated from Texas High School in 1956. Upon graduation from high school he joined the Air Force where he was an air craft jet mechanic serving in Florida, Maine, and Korea. Upon his return from service he worked at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant as a head line inspector and value engineer. He attended Texarkana College and Texas Tech University. On August 24, 1962 he married the love of his life, Joyce Vanderslice. They raised three children, Kelly, Clay and Jenifer. He was a member of the Baptist church. His greatest joy was his family, and he was a devoted husband, father and Pop. He was involved in many of his childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, including serving as a leader of Boy Scout troop 86 and a little league baseball coach. He was also active in the community, serving on various school committees. He was humble man and a man of his word. Albert was a residential and commercial building contractor.


NEW BOSTON, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tammy Annette Smith, 53, of New Boston died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 8, 1960, in New Boston. She was an administrative clerk at Red River Army Depot and a member of American Brahman Breeders Association and Westside Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Mark Smith of New Boston; one daughter, Kristi Wilbanks of New Boston; one son and daughterin-law, Justin and Katie Smith of New Boston; her parents, Bill and Wanda Caldwell of New Boston; two sisters and one brother-inlaw, Jan and Larry Johnson and Shelia Holder of New Boston; four grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at Westwide Missionary Baptist Church with Ron Whittle and James Boyd Strain officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. The family will be at the home of Shelia Holder, Farm to Market Road 1840, New Boston. Memorials may be made to American Juvenile Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Road, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244. Online registration is at


STAMPS, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Earl Eason Sr., 81, of Lewisville, Ark., died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital. The Rev. Eason was born April 16, 1932, in Waldo, Ark. He was a retired farmer and minister and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include eight sons, Charles Eason of El Paso, Texas, Leon Eason of Bradley, Ark., Earl Eason Jr. of Idabel, Okla., Wendale Eason of Canfield, Ark., Freddie Eason of Minden, La., Roy Gene Eason and Nelson Eason of Broken Bow, Okla., and Arthur Gene Eason of Erving, Texas; seven daughters, Mary Ann Armstrong and Margie Ree Brown of Texarkana, Della Brown of Panola, Texas, Samdra Hamilton and Diana Haywood of Canfield and Ruby MeGee and Daisy Eason of Bradley; one sister, Ruby Lee Smith of Friendship, Ark.; two brothers, Edward Eason of Lewisville, Ark., and Clarence Eason of Stamps; 71 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Eason Jr. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Bradley. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online registration is at


CLARKSVILLE, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Alice Lorene Buster, 88, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Clarksville Funeral Home. He was a master craftsman, owned a millwork business and co-owned a truss plant. He was quick-witted, fun spirited and quite the cut-up. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved duck-hunting and ďŹ shing. The last few years were spent enjoying his garden and farm on the Red River. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Maurice Van Mitchell Jr and Don Alvin Mitchell. Survivors include his wife Joyce Mitchell of Texarkana, one brother Pete Mitchell and one sister Beulah Mitchell both of Texarkana. Two sons Kelly Mitchell and wife Lisa and Clay Mitchell of Texarkana. One daughter Jenifer Joyner and husband Kelly of Springdale, AR. He was Pop to seven grandchildren, Cody White and wife Alex, Jill Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell, Christian Mitchell, Mitchell Joyner, Chloe Joyner, and Sophie Joyner; one great grandchild Elizabeth Grace White; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Texarkana, Dr Laura Balmain and the healthcare professionals, caregivers, family member and friends who assisted for their care and compassion. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10am under the direction of East Memorial Chapel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Moores Lane. Burial will follow at Moores Chapel Cemetery on Richmond Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Texarkana or Arkansas Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Little Rock, AR. Online tributes may be made at


NEW BOSTON, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Monica Marie Hankins, 50, of Simms, Texas, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Hankins was born Aug. 30, 1962, in Dallas. She was a nanny and a member of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hankins; and one granddaughter, Aaliyah Hankins. Survivors include three daughters, Kristal Hankins, Ashley Hankins and Jeri Long of Simms; one brother, Phil Medrano of Sherman, Texas; seven sisters, Leslie Birdwell, Lisa Young and Marilyn Hillis of Simms, Pam Allen of Lone Oak, Texas, Susie Streng of Denison, Texas, and Rosemary Rodriquez and Phyllis Brinkley Flowers of Sherman, Texas; three grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home with Steven Minter and Jamie Barron officiating. Online registration is at



L. Lee Richardson, 87, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Mrs. Richardson was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Bryans Mill, Texas. He was a chaplain and member of St. Paul Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, James Arthur â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peterâ&#x20AC;? Richardson and Robert Earl Richardson of Texarkana; three daughters, Christine Freeman, Mary Lee Pops and Linda Diane Henderson of Texarkana; two sisters, Delann Richardson of Stockton, Calif., and Corine Richardson of Texarkana; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. T.J. Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under direction of Haynes Mortuary. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online registration is at


HOPE, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;James Edward Brown, 74, of Hope died Friday, July 26, 2013, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Fulton, Ark. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Alice Brown of Hope; two daughters, Sherry Brown of Midland, Texas, and Danel Graves of Hope; one sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Don Bradford of Midland; three grandsons, Courtney Graves and Quenton Graves of Hope and Justin Bryant of Fort Worth, Texas; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witnesses, Hope. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Ark., under direction of Hicks Funeral Home. Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with visitation 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


HOPE, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tommy Hampton, 63, of Hope died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Hope. Mr. Hampton was born June 27, 1950, in Hope. He was a mechanic at Red River Army Depot. Survivors include his wife, Mary Hampton of Hope; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Willie and Pamela Smith of Glenwood, Ark., Dwayne Smith of Arkadelphia, Ark., and Jimmy and Melissa Smith of Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Connie Smith of Hot Springs and Melissa Hicks of Texarkana; two half brothers, Larry Hampton and Bobby Hampton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home with Jerry Crane officiating. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New Hope Cancer Institute, 5510 Cowhorn Creek Road, Texarkana, TX 75503. Online registration is at

STAMPS, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bernice â&#x20AC;&#x153;Susieâ&#x20AC;? Howell-Seamster, 63, of Stamps died Monday, July 22, 2013, in a Little Rock hospital. The Rev. H o w e l l Seamster was born July 29, 1949, in Waldo, Ark. She was a retired nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide, former employee of Amfuel, Magnolia, Ark., and a paster and member of St. James AME Church, Waldo, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Whitfield and Elmer Seamster. Survivors include one son, Clarence Reynolds; one daughter, Jacqueline Sanders of Wahiawa, Hawaii; five sisters, Norma Jean Howell and Genevia Howell of Waldo, Ark., Evelyn Porter of St. Anne, Ill., Helen Williams of Stamps and Lillie Howell of Lancaster, Texas; five brothers, Thurston Howell and UNERALS Earmon Howell Jr. of Dallas, Early Dale Howell of Magnolia, Theodis 8;8DJ# M\ie\k`X%  Hope, Ark. Died Monday. Graveside services Howell of Queen City, Texas, and 10 a.m. Redmen Cemetery, De Died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Old Lee Dale Howell of Waldo, Ark.; Queen, Ark. Liberty Church, Fulton, Ark. Burial three granddaughters; and a num;LB<# QlcX%  Texarkana, Ark. Died Memory Gardens Cemetery. ber of other relatives. Monday. Graveside services 9C8:B# K_lijkfe%  Texarkana, Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m. Marlbrook Cemetery, Texas. Died Monday. Services at Smith Funeral Home with the Blevins, Ark. 2:30 p.m. Lewis Funeral Home, Rev. Clarence Reynolds officiating. Magnolia, Ark. Burial Memorial <C@A8?#<m\i%Texarkana, Ark. Died Burial will be in Smith Cemetery. Friday. Services 11 a.m. Park Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Avenue Baptist Church. Burial 9IFNE# :_Xic`\%  Murfreesboro, Friday at the funeral home. Fair Haven Cemetery. Ark. Died Monday. Services 2 Online registration is at D@K:?<CC# 8cY\ik%  Texarkana, p.m. First Christian Church. Burial Texas. Died Tuesday. Services 10 Delight Cemetery. a.m. East Funeral Home, Moores 9LII@J#9fYYp%Ashdown, Ark. Died Lane. Burial Moores Chapel N@CC@8D98IKFE Saturday. Graveside services 2:30 Cemetery. HUGHES SPRINGS, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;William p.m. St. Luke Cemetery. Todd Barton, 47, of Diana, Texas, More Funerals on Page 2A :8JK@CCF# AXe`Z\%  Horatio, Ark. died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Arrangements are pending with Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. and wife Dirindia of Bright Star, Arkansas, Jerry Templeton and :C<FDFJJ wife Judy of Hooks, Texas; HOPE, Ark.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Cleo Moss, 65, of daughter, Carolyn Clements Hope died Monday, July 29, 2013, in of Denton , Texas; grandsons; Billy Templeton and wife Sandy a local hospital. of Bright Star, Arkansas, Jim Arrangements are pending with Templeton and wife Tammy Hicks Funeral home. of Bright Star, Arkansas, Don Clements and wife Nancy of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kirk Clements of Denton, Texas; Wayne Templeton and wife Lissa of Redwater, Texas; numerous great grandchildren; two greatgreat granddaughters and scores Ruby Irene Templeton, age 96 of step great grandchildren, and of Bright Star, AR. died Tuesday, step great- great grandchildren July 30, 2013 in Texarkana, Texas. as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, Ruby was born June 14, 1917 nieces and nephews. in Bright Star, Arkansas and Funeral services will be 2:00 was a member of Olive Branch P.M., Friday, August 2, 2013 at Methodist Church. She enjoyed Olive Branch Methodist Church visiting with friends and reminding with Bro. Walter Burnett and Bro. everyone that she was the boss! Gary Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day ofďŹ ciating. She was preceded in death by her Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 parents; Bill and Velma Adcock; P.M., Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her husband, Howard Templeton; Hanner Funeral Service. her brothers, Knowles Adcock and Interment will be in Olive Branch Leo Adcock; her sisters, Naomi Cemetery under the direction of Dr. Ben J. Floyd, 85, of Texarkana, Harrist and Willie Lois Thomas; Hanner Funeral Service. Texas died Wednesday, July 31, son-in-law, Dickie Clements. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers memorials in 2013 in a local hospital. She is survived by her brothers, honor of Ruby may be made to Dr. Floyd was born December 5, 1927 in Naples, Texas. He was a Hardy Adcock and wife Irene Olive Branch Cemetery Fund. retired physician for Yarbroughof Doddridge, Arkansas; Dale Guest registry is available online Floyd-Hunter Associates, a Adcock and wife Gail of Houston, at member of the American Medical Texas; sons, Bill Templeton Association, American Urological Society, American Board of Urology and a Korean War Veteran of the Air Force. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. He completed his residency in Urology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Helen;

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Little restraint shown in military giveaways â&#x2013; Morven, Ga., Police Chief Lynwood Yates stands next to a government surplus boat June 16 in Morven. For the 835-resident farming community, the police chief has acquired three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deepest body of water: an ankledeep creek. He said he plans to use the boats and scuba gear to form a dive team because the county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have its own.

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ORVEN, Ga.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used. In the tiny farming community $+)+&'#55/#..4'57.65

of Morven, Ga., the police chief Known for its speed trap and has grabbed three boats, scuba annual peach festival, Morven gear, rescue rafts and a couple also has been one of the most of dozen life preservers. The prolific users of the Defense townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deepest body of water: Department program, getting an ankle-deep creek. more than $4 million worth of An Associated Press investiga- goods over the past decade. tion of the Defense Department The spoils have included 20 program, originally aimed at blankets, 10 two-man combat helping local law enforcement tents, a hammock, four demagfight terrorism and drug traf- netizers, two leg curl machines, ficking, found that a dispropor- a shoulder press, a leg press, two tionate share of the $4.2 billion treadmills, 20 red gym shorts, worth of property distributed 20 fitted bed sheets, 50 flat bed since 1990 has been obtained by sheets and 355 sandbags. police departments and sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yates conceded there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offices in rural areas with few much crime and acknowledged officers and little crime. that his officers spend most of The national giveaway pro- their time on traffic enforcegram operates with scant over- ment. sight, and the surplus military â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is probably one of the gear often sits in storage, the AP last quiet small Southern towns found. left in this area,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even Using a series of public records my worst drug dealer here, if I requests, the AP obtained thou- was broke down on the side of sands of pages of emails and the road, they would stop and other documents related to the help.â&#x20AC;? program locally and nationalStill, Yates hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been afraid ly. The documents, along with to think big. i n te r v i ews He said he with parplans to use ticipants the boats and and regulascuba gear to tors, reveal form a dive that staffing team because shortages the county and budget doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have constraints its own. He have made says he formed it difficult a SWAT team, for federal arming it with and state surplus miliprogram tary rifles, a officials to Humvee and keep track an armored of all of the personnel property and carrier, before to prevent the local sherpolice forces iff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office from obtainhad such a Associated Press ing excessive unit. And â&#x2013; This May 2, 2012, photo shows amounts of although the a rubber stamp used by the used military decontaminamilitaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Defense Reutilization e qu i pm e n t tion machine, and Marketing Service in a and other which colwarehouse at Joint Base Lewis Defense lects dust McChord, Wash. Some of the Departmentin a grassy transferred items there will be used for a area next to property. program that distributes surplus the Morven Program fire station, military equipment to local law officials would be very enforcement agencies. often have to expensive to trust recipfix, Yates said ients to follow the rules and he wanted one in case he has to take only what they can uti- respond to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;nuclear, chemical, lize; requests for equipment are biologicalâ&#x20AC;? incident. reviewed, but the process hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Yates said he could â&#x20AC;&#x153;take my stopped many overly aggres- guys and the training they have, sive departments from grabbing the equipment we have, and we property that could be better could shut this town downâ&#x20AC;? and used by other communities with â&#x20AC;&#x153;completely control everything.â&#x20AC;? a greater need. Seeking to avoid â&#x20AC;&#x153;over-policingâ&#x20AC;? For many, the opportunity to the population and giving the amass a vast array of gear with appearance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;an occupying few strings attached has proven army,â&#x20AC;? the chief said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had to be too tempting to pass up, some of the military equipment leading to a belly-up-to-the- painted non-military colors. open-bar mentality. While a fleet of donated heavy Morven Police Chief Lynwood machinery helped Morven build Yates, for example, has acquired a firing range, some say it is difa decontamination machine ficult to see much additional originally worth $200,000 for benefit. his community of about 700 Gary Randall, manager of residents, and two additional Morvenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only grocery store, full-time officers. The high-tech said the chiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stockpiling of gadget is missing most of its equipment seems like â&#x20AC;&#x153;bigparts and would need $100,000 timeâ&#x20AC;? overkill. worth of repairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a bunch of damn He also received a shipment junk is what it looks like to me,â&#x20AC;? of bayonets, which have never he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a little, itty bitty made it out of storage in his 1.7- town. His mentality is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t square-mile city. get it, someone else will.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was one of those Yates has driven to military things in the old days you got bases throughout the region to it because you thought it was retrieve the free property and cool,â&#x20AC;? Yates said of his bayonets. said he has had to provide writâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, after you get it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ten justification for everything like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the hell am I going to he requests. He said he asks do with this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153; Morven isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only exam- only for equipment he needs, ple of a giveaway program gone though he sheepishly conceded wild: Before his firing earlier that ordering the bayonets may this year for an unrelated mat- have been a mistake. Sometimes he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get ter, the police chief in Rising exactly what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requested, like Star, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the only full-time officer in the town of 835 resi- the time he asked for a handdentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;acquired more than held laser range finder for a $3.2 million worth of property gun and instead got a $28,000 within 14 months. According range finder from the nose of to an inventory obtained by an A-10 Warthog tank-busting the AP, the hundreds of items jet aircraft. The chief said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t included nine televisions, 11 computers, three deep-fat fry- use the program much these ers, two meat slicers, 22 large days because he â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty muchâ&#x20AC;? space heaters valued at $55,000 has gotten what he needed. when new, a pool table, 25 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another department may need sleeping bags and playground something. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get in there and be a pig.â&#x20AC;? equipment. Yates said he routinely teams Federal officials suspended Rising Star from the program in up with the local Brooks County March after investigators discov- Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, but the ered that many itemsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;includ- sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief deputy disputed ing 12 pairs of binocularsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were that. missing from police department â&#x20AC;&#x153;We assist Morven. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t facilities. assist us,â&#x20AC;? Major Joe Wheeler â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was getting any kind of said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a one-horse equipment he wanted,â&#x20AC;? Rising town.â&#x20AC;? Star city attorney Pat Chesser Wheeler said the county relies said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why any- on a dive team from neighborone city would get that amount.â&#x20AC;? ing Lowndes County for any

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water rescues and can call in the state Department of Natural Resources if a corpse needs to be recovered from the water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t depend on Morven for anything,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we felt like we needed a dive team, the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office would create one.â&#x20AC;?


Nearly 13,000 agencies in all 50 states and four U.S. territories participate is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commonly called the 1033 Program, after a section of the National Defense Authorization Act that permits the transfer to law enforcement agencies of military property no longer needed. The program has grown drastically in recent years, due in large part to the scaling down of the military from two wars, tight local-government operating budgets and eligibility expansion in 1996 to include all state and local law enforcement work. In fiscal year 2012, a record $546 million worth of property was transferred. Property is accepted on an as-is, where-is and first-come, first-serve basis. The receiving law enforcement entity bears all transportation and maintenance costs. None of the gifted property can be sold or leased without permission, or stockpiled. Personal use is barred. Applications are handled by state coordinators. Overall command, including the responsibility to root out abuse, is handled by an office at the Defense Logistics Agency in Battle Creek, Mich. Law enforcement agencies have been suspended for flagrant violations, such as selling property for a profit, transferring weapons without permission or failing to notify officials about lost or stolen weapons. The logistics agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law Enforcement Support Office suspended the transfer of firearms to police forces more than a year ago because of concerns that state coordinators werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keeping adequate inventory records. Communities can still obtain other types of tactical equipment, such as aircraft, boats, Humvees, body armor, weapon scopes, infrared imaging systems and night-vision goggles. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no indication that the suspension of firearms distribution has slowed local police from gorging themselves on general property itemsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a long list that includes bookcases, hedge trimmers, telescopes, brassieres, golf carts, coffee makers and television sets. The weapons program had serious problems. A sheriff in Bureau County, Ill., was accused of lending government-issued M-14 rifles to unauthorized friends. The firearms manager for the program in North Carolina pleaded guilty in April to stealing M14 and M-16 assault rifles and other weapons, selling some on eBay for more than $30,000. A story last year in The Arizona Republic that contributed to the suspension of the weapons program detailed how officials at the Pinal County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office budgeted the expected proceeds from the auction of some Defense Department discards in violation of program rules. Other unused pieces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were given to non-police agencies. Critics fear the glut of freebies is helping to transform many local police departments into paramilitary forces. Norm Stamper, a retired Seattle police chief who is now a spokesman for a nonprofit group that supports legalizing and regulating illicit drugs, said the program is fueling a pervasive, troubling trend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The harm for me is that it further militarizes American law enforcement,â&#x20AC;? Stamper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make a serious mistake, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m convinced, in equipping domestic law enforcement, particularly in smaller, rural communities, with this much military equipment.â&#x20AC;?


Inadequate oversight has been a major shortcoming of the program. Along with suspension of firearms distribution, state coordinators were instructed to perform an inventory of all weapons, aircraft, boats and armored vehicles. Navy Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, director of the Defense Logistics Agency, said state coordinators and the support office in his agency both perform a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sanity checkâ&#x20AC;? on requests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The intent here is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not giving Barney Fife an attack helicopter,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want a helicopter, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to have significantly more justification for it than if you want a (personal computer) thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 years old.â&#x20AC;? But in Alabama, the Oxford Police Department received more than $10.4 million in equipment, including a $1.5 million piece of infrared surveillance apparatus for a helicopter it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have.

Oxfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police chief said the department had asked for nightvision goggles for its SWAT team but instead received the highvalue item it could not use. Many state program coordinators say they have the staff and funding to conduct only a handful of on-site inspections annuallyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if at all. That effectively leaves to the very departments that receive the equipment the job of certifying that the goods are being used properly and have not been lost, stolen, sold or given away. Federal reviews of the state programs also have been spotty. The Defense Department is required to conduct program compliance reviews of each state program every two years, but many states have often gone much longer without one. Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program, coordinated by its Office of Surplus Property, once went six years without a review. And in March 2012, federal overseers scolded

that office for accumulating more than $8 million in property because it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a law enforcement organization, and therefore was ineligible. Suspension of the firearms distribution is expected to be lifted in October. In the meantime, staffing at the federal office with direct supervision has increased 50 percent, to 18 employees. A new computer system has been installed to improve inventory tracking. And a spokeswoman said new rules limit distribution of most items to one per law enforcement officer, except for consumables like clothing and batteries. Those rules werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in place when Rising Starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police chief went on his online shopping spree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He spent most of his time on the computer looking for that stuff. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really doing his job,â&#x20AC;? said June Stone, a former member of Rising Starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city council.

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DALLASâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Getting people on and off an airplane quickly is so complicated that even an astrophysicist couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure it out. The astrophysicist, Jason Steffen of the University of Illinois, normally contemplates things such as axionlike particles. But after waiting in one boarding line too many, he turned to the mysteries of airline seating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought there had to be a better way,â&#x20AC;? he says. So, after a series of calculations, he deduced that the best system would be a combination of filling window seats first, then middle and aisle ones, while also spacing the boarding passengers two rows apart. There was just one problemâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;passengers would have to board in precise order. Good luck with that. These are the same passengers who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn off their phones even after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a federal law. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well,â&#x20AC;? Steffen observes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand why airline people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t calling me.â&#x20AC;? But the search for the perfect boarding process goes on. Most airlines allow first-class and other elite customers to board first. After that, some fill the rear rows first and work toward the front. Others fill window seats and work in toward the aisle. Some used to employ a hybrid called the reverse-pyramid. Southwest Airlines has random seating: There are no assigned seatsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;passengers sort things out themselves. They can pay extra to be near the front of the boarding line. All of this matters more than you might think. Passengers want to board early to find space in the overhead bins for their rolling carry-on bags. For airlines, every minute that a plane sits at the gate makes it more likely that the flight will be late, hurting the carrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-time rating and causing passengers to miss connecting flights. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an economic cost to running late too. Researchers from Northern Illinois University say that at one

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NGroups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separately numbered lanes at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hare International Airport in Chicago. For airlines, every minute a plane sits at the gate makes it more likely the flight will be late, hurting the carrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-time rating and causing passengers to miss connecting flights. But the perfect boarding process remains elusive. Even an astrophysicist couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure it out. major airline, which they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t identify, every extra minute at the gate added $30 in costs. American Airlines, which uses a back-to-front system for boarding coach passengers after it takes care of elite customers, says that it takes about 25 minutes to board passengers on a smaller, narrow-body plane such as a Boeing 737 and about 35 minutes on a bigger plane such as a Boeing 777. In recent weeks, United and Americanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and third-biggest carriersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;have rolled out new strategies for faster boarding. â&#x2013; American is letting passengers board sooner if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put anything in the overhead bins. The idea is to get more people seated quickly before passengers with rolling bags clog the aisle. â&#x2013;  United reduced the number of boarding groups from seven to five

while adding lanes in gate areasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; from two to five at big airports. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed to eliminate â&#x20AC;&#x153;gate liceâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the name road warriors use for those anxious passengers with big carry-ons who cause a traffic jam by creeping forward long before their group is called. American and United tested their new procedures in a handful of airports before rolling them out across the country in time for the peak summer travel season. United CEO Jeff Smisek says his airlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new method has helped cut boarding-related departure delays by more than 60 percent. Boarding methods go back to the dawn of commercial flight, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten more complicated as the airlines have created different classes of passengers and sold the right to board early. Since 2008, most large airlines have

imposed fees for checking a bag, which encourages passengers to carry more on board. At the same time, airlines have reduced flights to control costs, making planes more crowded. The result: Space in the overhead bins has never been more valuable. Recognizing the potential value in that coveted real estate, Spirit Airlines began charging for stowing a bag in the overhead three years agoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the fee now runs up to $100. Spirit says the fee speeds up boarding by cutting down the number of carry-on bags. The big airlines havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t copied Spirit for fear of angering customers. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve looked for other ways to improve boarding. In May, American began offering early boarding to passengers with just a personal item that fits under the seat. In a test at several airports, it cut boarding by two minutes per flight,

according to Kevin Doeksen, the airlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of customer planning. With about 1,900 flights per day on American, that adds up. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to stop a passenger from moving up in line by promising to put a personal item under the seat, then stuffing it in the overhead bin anyway? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be a lie to say that never happens,â&#x20AC;? says Tessa Letren, an American gate agent at BaltimoreWashington International Airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always police that.â&#x20AC;? Still, Letren supports the new policy, which she says cuts the amount of time that planes spend on the ground between flights. Before the 2010 merger of United and Continental airlines, United used the inside-out method of boardingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; window seats first, then middle, then aisleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;while Continental went backto-front. After much testing, the combined airline kept the United approach. Earlier this year, United set up additional boarding lines in the terminals to attack congestion in the gate area. The back-to-front system, still used by many airlines, seems logical. But some studies have shown that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slower than windows-middle-aisle. Lou Agudo, a United gate agent who worked at Continental before the merger, says boarding by rows practically invited confusion. Just when he thought everyone in Group 2 had gone through, and he called Group 3 to start, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twenty people would walk up and say they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear the announcement.â&#x20AC;? Some had missed the call for their group, while others decided to get in line no matter what, he says. The extra lanes have made his job easier. Selita Garcia of Chicago wondered why anybody in the front of the plane would want to board first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always bumping into all those business-class peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not my purse, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hitting them with my bag,â&#x20AC;? says Garcia, who manages a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and was taking her grandson to vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why let them on first? The plane is not taking off until everybody is on the plane.â&#x20AC;?

Pets getting on planes often suffer rough rides just going through airport Dear Abby: I travel a lot in my work with animal protection. Often Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll encounter dogs and cats in distress as soon as I reaach the a i r p o r t . Dear Distracted Abby by their own Jeanne Phillips thoughts, their owners seldom realize theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re upsetting the pets theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re carrying through the terminal. Animal carriers are carelessly swung to and fro, banged against counters, chairs and onto the

floor. Cat or dog shoulder bags are dangled at angles that make it impossible for the animal inside to balance. These poor pets can be confused, dizzy and suffer from motioan sickness before the flight even takes off. Traveling is stressful enough for animals. So please, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you fly with an animal companion, keep it foremost in your thoughts. Use a sturdy, well-ventilated carrier, preferably one with wheels, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed for animals and to fit under your seat. And please, keep the carrier upright and steady.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Animal Lover in Washington, D.C. Dear Animal Lover: Thank you for the heads up. In case someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet might have

other issues while traveling, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a good idea to talk about it with a veterinarian before embarking. (Sorry, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist.) Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a 19-yearold guy and for as long as I can remember my parents have yelled at me. It lasts for hours at a time at night after they come home from work almost every day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never about me doing something bad, but how I never do anything up to their expectations. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right or wrong, but it makes me depressed and I have been thinking about suicide. I have never been able to have an opinion of my own because as soon

as I had one my parents would yell at me all over again and call me â&#x20AC;&#x153;stupid and retarded.â&#x20AC;? I cry myself to sleep at night hoping God will put me to sleep forever. Please tell me what to do.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Justin in San Francisco Dear Justin: Verbal abuseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is what you are describingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can be every bit as destructive as physical abuse. Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to consider moving out. With the constant verbal battering youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re receiving, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re depressed. Harming yourself is not the answer to your problem. Because you have reached the point of wanting to hurt yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The number is 800-784-2433. A counselor there can direct you to the help you need. You may have to build your self-esteem from the ground up, but the effort will be well worth it. My thoughts are with you. Dear Abby: A few months ago my mother joined Facebook and I readily accepted her friend request. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a 30-something IT specialist, but Mom is new to the Internet. There are times I have gone online and seen posts in which my mother is arguing with my friends about their lifestyles. I have friends and business contacts from all over the world, and their backgrounds are high-

ly varied as are their belief and value systems. I have told Mom in private and public discussions that she owes someone an apology, but she shrugs it off. Am I wrong for asking her to respect my friends, and would you suggest I â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfriendâ&#x20AC;? my mother until she learns proper Internet etiquette?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Digital Family Man Dear Family Man: Because what your mother is doing could negatively affect your business, you should do EXACTLY that. And quickly! Universal Press Syndicate

Reader barks back about encouraging pet adoptions Dear Heloise: Barking dogs are becoming a huge problem. We encourage people to adopt but do not mention that it is the responsibility of dog owners Heloise to keep them Advice quiet and pick up after them. Many owners will not do this! I have 20 dogs within a block radius of my home. Some days itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m next door to a kennel. Please stop encouraging dog ownershipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we have enough already.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A Reader in Texas Responsible dog ownership does mean care, feeding and training so the dogs are socialized and learn to behave. The majority of pet owners do right by their animals, but there will always be some who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take proper care of their animals. There are many dogs out there that need a good home. If owners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up after their pet uses your yard, you should ask politely for them to clean up. Remember, the encouraging words are to remind people to visit a shelter and adopt!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Heloise P.S.: Readers, there is the perfect pet for you or your family just sitting and waiting to become part of a loving household. USEFUL CUPCAKE LINER Dear Heloise: I started using a paper cupcake liner to hold my vitamins and medications Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m supposed to take with my breakfast. It fits nicely on my plate, and my vitamins/medications donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t roll around into my food. It helps to know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken all of them and that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accidentally drop one from

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How Far? There must be some limit on intelligence agency data gathering


ince National Security Agency contractor employee Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the large-scale collection of telephone and Internet records by U.S. intelligence, the country has been somewhat divided. There are those who consider Snowden something of a hero, a whistleblower who shed light on a program that violates the privacy of American citizens. Other are less concerned about privacy than the country’s ability to sniff out and counter terrorist attacks. A vote last week by the U.S. House of Representatives reflected that divide. Lawmakers allowed the NSA collection program to continue, but the margin was thin—just seven votes. Now the U.S. Senate is looking at limiting NSA’s collection effort. The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled intelligence chiefs Wednesday over the effectiveness and scope of the program. The same day London’s Guardian newspaper published even more of Snowden’s revelations, including expanded information on the NSA’s practice of compiling huge amounts of data not only on foreign nationals, but American citizens. This includes everything from phone records to emails to Facebook posts. U.S. officials insist the data on American is not used or even searched unless there is a suspected link to terrorism and then only if a warrant is obtained from the secret Foreign Intelligence Service Act Court. The problem is that collecting and stockpiling the data for possible future needs is itself illegal under the Patriot Act, which requires that there be some reasonable grounds for suspicion before these sorts of records can be collected. Few nations value personal privacy as much as we do in the U.S. But it seems our government is more and more willing to ignore our privacy protections for the sake of national security. And we the people are more and more willing to let them do just that in the interest of personal safety. How far are we willing to let these intelligence operations go? How much of our privacy are we willing to give up? Those are questions our nation must resolve. There must be a line in the sand where we say here and no farther. The scope of this data collection will only expand until we do. And then we will have no privacy left to defend.


Vandalism to landmarks threatens hospitality For all the millions of visitors who trek through Washington, D.C., each year, the national capital suffers remarkably few incidents of vandalism. Perhaps it’s because visitors realize that the various statues and memorials are in a very real sense “their” monuments. Even defacement to make a political statement is rare. Twice, in 1991 and 2002, the statue of Christopher Columbus in front of Union Station was splashed with red paint and the slogan “510 Years Oppression,” presumably to mark the sufferings of the native peoples following his arrival in the New World. The Vietnam War and the memorial to its veterans remain controversial, which must explain why the memorial’s black granite wall has been splashed with an oily substance and had swastikas carved into its surface. The Washington Post reports no such incidents since 2007. The National Gallery has had the problem facing all art museums: an unhinged aesthete trying to attack certain paintings. Two years ago, in separate incidents of vandalism, the same woman attacked a painting by Gauguin and another by Matisse. She wound up in the city’s psychiatric hospital. The infrequency likely explains the city’s sense of outrage when late last Thursday or

early Friday someone splashed green paint on the giant statue of Abraham Lincoln in his memorial. This is as close as it gets to civic sacrilege in the capital. Monday a vandal struck the great gothic National Cathedral, splashing green paint on the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel and similarly marking the floor, pews and a mural of the Children’s Chapel, where fixtures are scaled to fit a 6-year-old child. Also Monday, green paint was found on the statue of Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and on a statue of Martin Luther just outside the Luther Place Memorial Church. Church members at a postservice morning coffee found green paint mixed with feces splashed in the choir loft. Police quickly arrested a suspect in the attack on the cathedral, a woman police described as homeless, speaking little or no English and probably having “mental health issues.” The damage is quickly being repaired and should soon be unnoticeable to the average tourist. The real damage would be if the authorities, in an overabundance of caution, further tightened up access and security in a city that is still, for the most part, delightfully free and open. Scripps Howard News Service

Detroit’s long, liberal descent into bankruptcy DETROIT—In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.” What appalled him had fascinated entomologist William Kirby (1759-1850): The ichneumon insect inserts an egg in a caterpillar, and the larva hatched from the egg, he said, “gnaws the inside of the caterpillar, and though at last it has devoured almost every part of it except the skin and intestines, carefully all this time avoids injuring the vital organs, as if aware that its own existence depends on that of the insect on which it preys!” Government employees’ unions living parasitically on Detroit have been less aware than ichneumon larvae. About them, and their collaborators in the political class, the question is: What. Were. They. Thinking? Well, how did Bernie Madoff or the Enron executives convince themselves their houses of cards would never collapse? Here, where cattle could graze in vast swaths of this depopulated city, democracy ratified a double delusion: Magic would rescue the city (consult the Bible, the bit about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes), or Washington would deem Detroit, as it recently


did some banks and two of the three Detroit-based automobile companies, “too big to fail.” But Detroit failed long ago. And not even Washington, whose recklessness is almost limitless, is oblivious to the minefield of moral hazard it would stride into if it rescued this city and, then inevitably, others that are buckling beneath the weight of their cumulative follies. It is axiomatic: When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate. This bedraggled city’s decay poses no theological conundrum of the sort that troubled Darwin, but it does pose worrisome questions about the viability of democracy in jurisdictions where big government and its unionized employees collaborate in pillaging taxpayers. Self-government has failed in what once was America’s fourth-largest city and now is smaller than Charlotte, N.C.

Detroit, which boomed during World War II when industrial America was “the arsenal of democracy,” died of democracy. Today, among the exculpatory alibis invoked to deflect blame from the political class and the docile voters who empowered it, is the myth that Detroit is simply a victim of “de-industrialization.” In 1950, however, Detroit and Chicago were comparable— except Detroit was probably wealthier, as measured by per capita income. Chicago, too, lost manufacturing jobs, to the American South, to south of the border, to South Korea and elsewhere. But Chicago discerned the future and diversified. It is grimly ironic that Chicago’s iconic street is Michigan Avenue. Detroit’s population, which is 62 percent smaller than in 1950, has contracted less than the United Auto Workers membership, which was more than 1 million in 1950, and now is around 390,000. Auto industry executives, who often were invertebrate mediocrities, continually bought labor peace by mortgaging their companies’ futures in surrenders to union demands. Then city officials gave their employees—who have 47 unions, including one for crossing guards—pay scales comparable to those of autoworkers. Thus did privatesector decadence drive publicsector dysfunction—government negotiating with government-employees’ unions that are government organized

as an interest group to lobby itself to do what it wants to do: Grow. Steven Rattner, who administered the bailout of part of the Detroit-based portion of America’s automobile industry, says “apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs.” Congress, he says, should bail out Detroit because “America is just as much about aiding those less fortunate as it is about personal responsibility.” There you have today’s liberalism: Human agency, hence responsibility, is denied. Apart from the pesky matter of “voting in elections”—apart from decades of voting to empower incompetents, scoundrels and criminals, and to mandate unionized rapacity—no one is responsible for anything. Popular sovereignty is a chimera because impersonal forces akin to hurricanes are sovereign. The restoration of America’s vitality depends on, among many other things, avoiding the bottomless sinkhole that would be created by the federal government rescuing one-party cities, and one-party states such as Illinois, from the consequences of unchecked power. Those consequences of such power—incompetence, magical thinking, cynicism, and sometimes criminality— are written in Detroit’s ruins.

So, what do you want to replace Obamacare with? By the start of next year, we will have a pretty good idea of how the Obama presidency will be judged. For all the pushing and shoving over the budget, government spying on Americans and some contrived controversies, the legacy of this administration will be largely defined by the success of Obamacare. Or failure. Fairly or not, the impression of the Affordable Care Act will be taken when it launches. If it gets off to a rocky start, if large numbers of people refuse to accept the individual mandate, if the beginnings are tangled in a bureaucratic knot, then Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats will be in deep doodoo, as the man once said. The president knows that. He acknowledged to The New York Times that we can expect some “glitches.” His peeps are going through all kinds of gyrations trying to get the machinery to creak into action to make sure that it’s not far worse than an embarrassment of glitches. The Republicans definitely are happily aware of the stakes, as evidenced by their blatant attempts to sabotage the whole thing. Their constant votes to repeal the

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entire law and the moves now under way to simply pull its funding are just part of the attack. This is all-out war. Obviously it’s being fought on many other fronts. There are incendiary issues like immigration and abortion, but this is the season when everyone tries to get fiscal. We can look forward to some sumo wrestling between now and year’s end, collisions over whether the United States government can pay its debts and even whether the government should partially just shut down. That will happen if the White House and Congress can’t reach some sort of budget accommo-

dation by Sept. 30. The polls indicate that there are many who probably would prefer that they don’t wait, that they just close the doors now. The just-released Wall Street Journal survey projects an Obama approval rating that keeps going down; it’s now at 45 percent. But that’s lofty when compared with Congress. Its positive number is just 12 percent -- 83 percent disapproval. And why not? The 113th is on its way to being the least productive in U.S. history, on pace to enact 72 pieces of legislation. That’s mind-boggling, so bad that House Speaker John Boehner insists he and his colleagues should not be judged just on what they enact, but what they repeal. That’s right: Mr. Speaker argues that they should get points for undoing the mess. Is it impolite to point out who made this mess? That would be the political opportunists who put personal ambition over those they are supposed to serve. It definitely would include the cynical and greedy profiteers who bribe officeholders with campaign funding to make sure they can hoard the great bulk of the nation’s wealth, accumulating

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more and more at the expense of everyone else. Americans have begun to conclude that they don’t really have a stake in the system. If this belief becomes irreversible, we are doomed as a country, because a democracy can thrive only if its citizens think that there are benefits for being part of the team. Health care is obviously a fundamental part of any society. When proper treatment is effectively denied to millions of people, that’s a problem. That’s the situation now. Obamacare is an effort to improve on that status quo. If the Republicans included conscience in their agenda, they’d couple their adamant opposition with credible proposals of their own. They don’t. Every once in a while, they cynically pretend they have a program, but it’s always a charade. All they’re interested in is political gain and bringing down Obama, because as Obama told the Times, he had “the gall to win the presidency.” The problem is that while they continue their sustained tantrum, the nation’s health is deteriorating. Apparently, that doesn’t seem to matter very much.






Continued from Page 1A Judge Eric Clifford. In order for the higher court to grant Harris’ appeal, it had to find that not only was Harris’ lawyer ineffective but that the lawyer’s failings affected the outcome of the trial. On appeal, Harris argued he would have pleaded guilty or no contest to the judge and asked the judge to sentence him if he’d been advised that he was not eligible for probation from a jury if convicted of murder. Before Sept. 1, 2011, a judge could grant probation to a murder defendant if a term of deferred adjudication was assessed by the judge. If a defendant successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication probation, he does not have a permanent conviction on his criminal record. Effective Sept. 1, 2011, Texas law changed and no longer gives judges the option of sentencing defendants convicted of murder to deferred adjudication or probation. Harris’ case bears some similarities to a 2010 Bowie County murder case the 6th District considered. Billy Dee Riley Jr., 25, was found guilty by a Bowie County jury of fatally shooting Terry Matthews, 19, in the parking lot of Texarkana Expo Hall, where a brawl had broken out during the first hours of Jan. 21, 2009. Riley was found guilty and sentenced to 50 years. During Riley’s trial, like Harris’, defense lawyers erroneously told the jury their client was eligible for probation. But unlike in Harris’ trial, Riley’s lawyers didn’t realize their mistake until after the jury found Riley guilty of murder. The trial judge denied the defense’s request for a mistrial. Riley appealed his conviction, and the 6th District reversed it, finding his lawyers’ incorrect understanding of the law affected the outcome of the case. The state appealed the 6th District’s ruling on Riley to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The state’s highest criminal court disagreed with the 6th District’s view of the probation eligibility issue and found the lawyers’ mistake didn’t affect the outcome of the case. “The high court pointed out that even if Riley had pled guilty or (no contest) to the trial court, ‘the same results were available,’ that is, it was just as likely that the trial court would have sentenced Riley to 50 years’ incarceration as it was for the jury to recommend that sentence,” the Harris opinion states. The Court of Criminal Appeals sent Riley’s case back to the 6th District to address other issues Riley had raised on appeal. After considering Riley’s other complaints in his appeal, the 6th District affirmed Riley’s conviction. Harris’ appeal tries to distinguish between his case and Riley’s, but the 6th District rejects Harris’ arguments. “The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals was clear in Riley that ‘the analysis of the prejudice prong turns on whether the deficiency (of the lawyers) made any difference to the outcome of the case,’” the Harris opinion states. Harris and Riley both remain in custody of Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Riley is being held at the McConnell Unit in Beeville, Texas, according to the TDCJ Website. His parole eligibility date is June 12, 2035. Harris is being held at the Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas. His parole eligibility date is July 4, 2041.

Pie company: Rebirth hope in penguin name J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii NEW ORLEANS—A New Orleans snack pie company says it’s honored to have an endangered penguin chick named “Hubig” after the company. The chick is one of three that had to be helped out of their shells in March after pipping, or cracking the shells, in an incubator. Simon Hubig Pie Co. spokesman Drew Ramsey said Tuesday that he hopes the penguin fans’ choice foretells parallel stories of rebirth for African blackfooted penguins and the company. The Audubon Aquarium says the name got 42 percent of 3,068 votes cast last week. Ramsey recalls that penguin caretakers put on Hubig’s Tshirts for a feeding just after the company’s factory burned down a year ago. The company has the city’s permission to rebuild on a site in the area where its original factory stood.

Continued from Page 1A holistically so that we can help them be as independent and as functional as possible. It is about the quality of life and that’s what we’re here to address,” OvertonMcCoy said. In addition to addressing health care needs, Wadley Senior Clinic will address social needs. “We look at everything,” said Shelby Brown, Wadley director of marketing. “Do you have a care network? Are there any needs you have at home? Are there community resources that we need to get you hooked up with? So it’s not like just coming in for an appointment and leaving. We want to know what is going on in your life and how do we best get a plan that’s individually set for you.” The center, at 1307 Trinity Blvd., will start seeing patients today. Appointments can be made by calling 870-773-6467.



Continued from Page 1A tears. “This is unbelievable. Other than saving a shelter dog, this is the best.” It is the second $100,000 dog park Texarkana citizens have won from PetSafe in the past two years. Tarpley and other dog park supporters gathered Wednesday afternoon under Pavilion 3 at Spring Lake Park near where the future Kylee Sullivan Dog Park will be placed. Since entering the competition, supporters of the park said they wanted to have the park named for Kylee Sullivan, a 7-year-old girl who died in the Albert Pike flood June 11, 2010. Kylee saved her money and raised money to donate to animal shelters. Kylee’s great-grandfather, Jewel Sullivan, said he was so thankful for all the hard work so many people did to make winning the park a reality. “It is such a wonderful blessing for her family,” Sullivan said. “Having the dog park is great and naming it for her is gravy on the potatoes.” The final vote count in the contest was Texarkana, Texas, with 144,706 followed by Mountain House, Ca., with 137,643 votes, a difference of 7,063. When the online leader board of the contest went black on July 29, Texarkana had a leg up on Mountain House by 13,000 votes. Mountain House won a $25,000 prize in the contest along with Conway, Ark., and Wheeling, W. Va. A $25,000 Bark from your Heart prize was awarded to Silver Cliff, Co. (It went to the finalist with the highest percentage of votes to the city’s population.) Tarpley said the PetSafe spokesperson told him that PetSafe officials will be on hand to celebrate this year’s win of Texarkana, Texas, when they come to town for the opening of Texarkana, Ark., JefFURson Park. Texarkana, Ark., won the contest’s grand prize last year and


Continued from Page 1A formerly held by Democrat Mike Ross. Ross is now running for Arkansas governor. Cotton, 36, is a former management consultant who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was elected to the 4th District in November, after racking up endorsements during his primary bid from national Republican leaders including U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and conservative groups such as the Club for Growth. The Club for Growth in February launched the first television ad against Pryor, seen by many as a signal that the group would back Cotton’s potential candidacy. Other conservative groups said they’re prepared to back Cotton’s bid. “Representative Cotton is a conservative leader and rock star candidate. Arkansas is now one of the very top pickup opportunities for Republicans this cycle and we are excited to get engaged in the race on behalf of Rep. Tom Cotton,” said Steven J. Law, president and CEO of American Crossroads, a GOP group tied to Republican strategist Karl Rove. Pryor is viewed by many Republicans as the most vulnerable Senate incumbent next year, especially after recent GOP gains in Arkansas. Republicans in November took over the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction and swept all four of the state’s U.S. House seats.

work on the park, next to Arkansas High School, continues and is expected to be completed this fall, said Texarkana, Ark., Public Works Director Paul Hackleman. Tarpley said PetSafe officials did not come to this year’s gathering for Texarkana, Texas, because they had celebrated with Texarkana, Ark., last year. Carol Say, a volunteer who worked to promote the dog park, said she thinks having two dog parks for Texarkana will unite both cities. Many volunteers who worked diligently to help Texarkana, Ark., win last year worked for the Texas side this year. “Arkansas busted their tails and Texas busted it,” Say said. “Texarkana is Twice as Nice—that statement used to be bogus, but this should make it stick. This should bring it together to make the slogan real.” Nancy Smith, another volunteer nearby, echoed Say’s comment. “When someone needs help, it’s not Texarkana, Texas, it’s not Texarkana, Ark., it’s Texarkana, USA,” Smith said. Mayor Bob Bruggeman came out to congratulate volunteers whose efforts are making the park a reality. Bruggeman said he thought the city winning this year’s contest, last year’s contest and the recent Benjamin Moore Paint What Matters contest, speaks highly of Texarkana citizens. “I’m just overwhelmed. This is a tremendous opportunity for both our communities. Two years in a row is unheard of,” Bruggeman said. “This tells me when people put their minds to getting something done, it can be done.” Bruggeman complimented the leadership of Dr. Brandy Moore, an assistant professor of psychology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, in helping lead the charge to organize volunteers to help win the contest. Moore said she wanted all the credit to go to the 30 or so volunteers who continued to encourage others to vote, either by hanging out at area businesses and spreading the word about the contest or doing so by putting out email, text and

Republicans are trying to unseat Pryor and three other Democratic incumbents who represent states that Republican Mitt Romney won in last year’s presidential race: Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Democrats need to defend 21 seats, including seven in largely rural states that Obama lost in 2012. Republicans need to pick up six seats to regain Senate control. On Wednesday, Pryor’s campaign wasted no time in hitting back, accusing Cotton of alienating constituents on issues ranging from farming to Social Security. “Instead of putting Arkansas first, he has put his own political career ahead of the people of Arkansas and sided with Washington insiders and special interests,” Pryor’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said in a statement. “When the people of our state review Tom Cotton’s record, they won’t like what they see.” Pryor reported in July that he ended the second quarter with nearly $4 million in the bank for his re-election bid. Cotton has $1 million on hand. Groups on the right and left have already been airing ads throughout the state targeting Pryor. A gun control group founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has aired spots criticizing the Democratic lawmaker for voting against expanded background checks.

Facebook reminders. “It’s all about the community all coming together,” Moore said. Moore said Debbie Westfall was one of the volunteers who worked to get votes from home and had encouraged everyone she knew to vote and keep voting. Westfall, wearing a T-shirt she had made that said, “Texarkana wins,” across the front, brought her Saint Bernard, Dakota, to the park to celebrate the news. She lives within walking distance of the park and said she plans to use it. “I was on Facebook everyday asking everyone, ‘Have you voted?’” Westfall said. Moore said many people had to work together for this goal to be achieved. “Without people like Debbie, this wouldn’t have happened,” Moore said. Texarkana Parks and Recreation Manager Robby Robertson said the addition of a dog park to Spring Lake Park had been added to the city’s master plan since 2009. Robertson, who brought his Dalmatian, Millie Mae, to the park, said he thinks the dog park will eventually be one of his dog’s favorite haunts. “This thing was a 100 percent volunteer driven,” Robertson said. “The volunteers did a wonderful job, and I think this is deserved. I’m just shocked. I didn’t lose faith, but this is a total shock and surprise.” Kelly Sullivan, the great-aunt of Kylee, brought her Chinese crested, Jackson, to the announcement Wednesday. Sullivan said she and her great-niece always shared the love of animals and having the park named in Kylee’s honor is a testament to that love. “If you gave her money for her birthday, she would go buy dog food to take to the animal shelter,” Sullivan said. “This is a huge thing for the family.”

Pryor used his first TV spot to defend his vote against the criticism. Since taking office in January, Cotton has enjoyed a high profile with multiple appearances on national programs such as Meet the Press. Cotton in July wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal opposing Senate immigration legislation. He’s also been targeted by Democrats who viewed him as a likely challenger to Pryor. Two Democratic political action committees, Patriot Majority USA and Senate Majority PAC, launched a $270,000 television ad buy in June attacking Cotton for allegedly seeking the national spotlight at the expense of his district. Cotton has faced criticism from Democrats for initially opposing the farm bill over objections to the food stamp program. Cotton later voted for a version of the farm bill that did not include funding for food stamps. Cotton’s also come under fire for a recent proposal that would have extended sanctions on Iranian human rights violators to their families — an idea that has been criticized as eliminating due process. Cotton, who withdrew the proposal, has defended the idea and said it would only apply to sanctions on Iranians, not any American citizens. Cotton’s appeal to conservative activists stems from his resume as a Harvard-educated veteran who’s known for his rhetorical flourishes.

mistake that Dallas officials blame on a bad water meter. WFAA-TV reported Monday that Hoffman canceled his auto-payment system earlier this year after getting a water bill for more than $66,000. Hoffman’s f inancial looking forward to getting a new bill after the latest accounts were frozen before

J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii Man gets another says DALLAS—A Dallas man he’s shocked to have been swamped with a nearly wrong water bill $67,000 erroneous water bill a few months after a similar error. topping $66,000 computer Tom Hoffman says he is

When he joined with House Republicans to vote for the federal health overhaul’s repeal, he compared the unsuccessful effort to defeat the law to an ancient Roman senator’s ongoing call to destroy Carthage. When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died in March, Cotton responded with “Sic semper tyrannis,” or Latin for “thus always to tyrants.” John Wilkes Booth uttered the same after assassinating President Lincoln. Cotton’s candidacy will likely have a domino effect on other races in Arkansas. House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman plans to seek the Republican nomination for Cotton’s seat and will formally launch his campaign in August, a person who had spoken to the lawmaker told the AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cotton had not yet formally launched his Senate campaign. Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has said he’d likely run for Cotton’s seat if the congressman ran for Senate. Beth Anne Rankin, who was the party’s nominee for the seat in 2010 and lost the primary to Cotton last year, said Wednesday she’d consider running again if Cotton challenges Pryor. Janis Percefull, a community college teacher, is the only Democrat running for the 4th District seat. State Rep. Jeff Wardlaw said Wednesday he’s considering running for the Democratic nomination. the error was fixed. Now it’s happened again. City of Dallas spokesman Frank Librio says the stuck meter has been replaced and accurate billing will follow. Librio also apologized for the error and the inconvenience to Hoffman.

Continued from Page 1A “Going forward, the whims of Washington politicians won’t dictate student loan interest rates, meaning more certainty and more opportunities for students to take advantage of lower rates,” House Speaker John Boehner said. The measure passed 392-31. Undergraduates this fall would borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. The rates would be locked in for that year’s loan, but each year’s loan could be more expensive than the last. Rates would rise as the economy picks up and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. But for now, interest payments for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive under the House-passed bill. “Changing the status quo is never easy, and returning student loan interest rates to the market is a longstanding goal Republicans have been working toward for years,” said Rep. John Kline, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “I applaud my colleagues on the other side of the aisle for finally recognizing this long-term, market-based proposal for what it is: a win for students and taxpayers.” The House earlier this year passed legislation that is similar to what the Senate later passed. Both versions link interest rates to 10-year Treasury notes and remove Congress’ annual role in determining rates. “Campaign promises and political posturing should not play a role in the setting of student loan interest rates,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. “Borrowers deserve better.” Negotiators of the Senate compromise were mindful of the House-passed version, as well as the White House preference to shift responsibility for interest rates to the financial markets. The resulting bipartisan bill passed the Senate 81-18. With changes made in the Senate—most notably a cap on how interest rates could climb and locking in interest rates for the life of each year’s loan— Democrats dropped their objections and joined Republicans in backing the bill. Interest rates would not top 8.25 percent for undergraduates. Graduate students would not pay rates higher than 9.5 percent, and parents’ rates would top out at 10.5 percent. Using Congressional Budget Office estimates, rates would not reach those limits in the next 10 years. The White House endorsed the deal over objections from consumer advocates that the proposal could cost future students. “The bottom line is that students will pay more under this bill than if Congress did nothing, and low rates will soon give way to rates that are even higher than the 6.8 percent rate that Congress is trying to avoid,” said Chris Lindstrom, higher education program director for the consumer group US PIRG. Rates on new subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6.8 percent July 1 because Congress could not agree on a way to keep them at 3.4 percent. Without congressional action, rates would stay at 6.8 percent—a reality most lawmakers called unacceptable. The compromise that came together during the last month would be a good deal for all students through the 2015 academic year. After that, interest rates are expected to climb above where they were when students left campus in the spring, if congressional estimates prove correct.




Source: MLB threatening A-Rod with lifetime ban 8oHedWbZ8bkc The Associated Press

NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest drug scandal, according to a person

familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric

Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be disciplined stood at 14 Wednesday. Front and center is Rodriguez, baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest-paid player and the most prominent one linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida

anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees expected See BAN on Page 3B Associated Press

â&#x2013; In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, New York Yankeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alex Rodriguez speaks at a news conference during baseball spring training in Tampa, Fla.


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League City and Tomball are just as good as reported. Tomball (13-0) hammered 18 hits in winning Wednesday's first game of the 88th Texas American Legion Senior State Baseball Tournament over Pecos, 12-6. League City, which has multiple state and World Series appearances, handed a young Cass County Bank (35-6) team an 11-1 loss in eight innings. The Rebels now have to turn around and play Pecos in an elimination game today at 10 a.m. Today's second game features the Texarkana Tigers (1410) against Tomball. League City earned a bye with its win over the Rebels.


Texas sweeps Angels, wins on 3rd game-ending HR 8oIj[f^[d>Wma_di The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.

There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (11) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltre hit it deep into the left-field seats for his 23rd homer. Nelson Cruz also homered for the Rangers, his 25th making it 1-0 in the second. See RANGERS on Page 2B Associated Press

â&#x2013; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Chris Nelson tags out Texas Rangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Leonys Martin after an attempt to advance to third on a single by Elvis Andrus during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won, 2-1.


Elite field ready for major tuneup at Bridgestone AKRON, Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club. He just says it makes him feel comfortable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done it all different ways, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thing,â&#x20AC;? Woods said Wednesday, the day before beginning his run at an eighth win at the Bridgestone Invitational. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve striped it and have really played well, and other years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hit it all over the lot and had to be creative. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chipped and putted and holed out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been such a mixed bag.â&#x20AC;? Woods, coming off a disappointing British Open and steeling for the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill, headlines a bumper crop of world-class players who are entered. The 73-player field includes 49 of the top 50 players in the world ranking, including this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major champions (Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson), last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner (Keegan Bradley) and European stars Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood.

NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains. The NFL will abandon the AFC vs. NFC format that has been in place since 1971. The league says Wednesday that fan voting will determine the players in the draft pool. The draft will be televised by the NFL Network on Jan. 22. The game will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Other changes are coming to the game, too. The ball will change hands at the end of each quarter, which could double the opportunities for two-minute drills. Kickoffs (and return specialists) will be eliminatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;teams will start on their own 25yard line. Defenses will be allowed to play cover-2 and press coverage in addition to man, and several clock tweaks have been instituted to speed up the game and prompt offensive play. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This Day in Sports History

Tomball manager Chris Odom had enough confidence in his team's bats to save his top two pitchers for future tournament play. That strategy looked good early when Tomball scored six runs in the first inning, but that lead was cut to 7-6 in the fourth to pose some question of the Staff photo by Curt Youngblood outcome. "We knew it would be a close â&#x2013; The Rebelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zach Bassham is tagged out at the plate by League Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clint Johnson on Wednesday during an opening round matchup of the See LEGION on Page 3B Texas American Legion Senior State Baseball Tournament at George Dobson Field in Spring Lake Park.

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NFL Pro Bowl rosters to be decided by draft


GAME 1 Tomball 12, Pecos 6



Yet, Woods always seems to grab the spotlight. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happens when a player has won more than $9.5 million in just 14 appearances at a single venue. Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first win, in what was then called the NEC Invitational, came in 1999 when he shot a third-round 62 to win in his third appearance, holding off Mickelson by a shot. A year later, Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triumphal march to an 11-shot victory on the final day was delayed by inclement weather, with his final putt finding the bottom of the cup in almost total darkness. The strobe lights of photographers made it look like a scene from an old movie. The year after that, Woods overcame Jim Furyk in an epic, seven-hole, sudden-death playoff for his third win in a row at Firestone. After finishing fourth, tying for fourth and tying for second the next three years, Woods strung together wins in his next four appearances. The win in 2006 is remembered for a wayward 9-iron shot that hit on the cart path near the ninth hole and bounced onto the roof of the clubhouse, the ball being pocketed by a kitchen helper. See PGA on Page 3B

Aug. 1 1936â&#x20AC;&#x201D;TheOlympicGames open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies are presided over by Adolf Hitler. 1945â&#x20AC;&#x201D;New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mel Ott hits his 500th home run in a 9-2 victory over the Boston Braves at the Polo Grounds. Only Babe Ruth with 714 and Jimmie Foxx with 527 have more. 1987â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mike Tyson wins the undisputed heavyweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over IBF champion Tony Tucker in Las Vegas. 1990â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Arkansas jumps to the Southeastern Conference, severing its 76-year tie to the troubled Southwest Conference. 1992â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Eric Griffin, a twotime world champion at 106 pounds, loses to Rafael Lozano of Spain under the new electronic scoring system used at the Summer Olympics, even though all five judges credit him with more blows than his opponent as did five jury members used as a backup in case the computer failed. 1994â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cal Ripken becomes the second major leaguer to play 2,000 straight games as the Orioles beat Minnesota 10. 1996â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Michael Johnson wins Olympic gold in the 200 meters in a record 19.32 seconds, becoming the first male Olympian to win the 200 and 400 in a single games. Dan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien wins gold in the decathlon, four years after failing to make the U.S. Olympic team. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SportsCheck SOFTBALL: Fastpitch Softball tryouts for its U12 fall tournament team is Friday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Ashdown City Park. The tryout is open to tournament-experienced players from Texarkana, Ashdown and DeQueen. Contact Josh at 903-2762873 for information.

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â&#x2013; Pittsburgh Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Starling Marte scores from third on a sacrifice fly by Andrew McCutchen in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz waits for the late relay throw in Pittsburgh.


Pirates slip by Cardinals, 5-4 8oM_bb=hWl[iâ&#x2013; The Associated Press PITTSBURGHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Russell Martin drove home Neal Walker with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday night. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sharp grounder off Trevor Rosenthal (1-2) rolled into left field, giving Walker enough time to score from second. The Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourth straight win over the Cardinals gave Pittsburgh a 2½-game lead in the NL Central.

St. Louis left 11 runners on base and dropped its seventh consecutive game. The Cardinals led 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold on. Tony Watson (3-1) worked two shutout innings in relief. Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Matt Holliday had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; struggling offense put together 13 hits. Walker hit his seventh homer of the season off Adam Wainwright in the first inning, See CARDS on Page 2B

TRACK & FIELD: Denzel Green, representing the Texarkana Trailblazers Track Club, finished in 6th place Intermediate Boys (15-16) with a personal best of 43 feet, 5 3/4 inches. at the 2013 Junior Olympic Games at Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Darius Burks, an incoming sophomore at Lafayette County; finished 11th with a jump of 41-7 1/2. Green, his Liberty-Eylau classmate Henry George and Burks are scheduled to compete today in the Intermediate Boys Long Jump. YOUTH FOOTBALL: Sign-ups for Fouke Youth Football will be held from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the middle school gym on Aug. 3, 10 and 17. The program is open to students enrolled in 1st- 6th grade in the upcoming school year.




Braves blank Colorado, 9-0 J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii ATLANTA—Mike Minor allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in Atlanta’s seven-run third, and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Freddie Freeman drove in two runs with four hits as the Braves continued their offensive surge with 15 hits. The Braves have scored 29 runs while winning the first three games of the fourgame series. The Braves lead second-place Washington by 11 games in the NL East, their biggest advantage in nine years. Minor (11-5) didn’t walk a batter and didn’t allow a Colorado baserunner to reach second base. Tyler Chatwood (7-4) allowed a career-high seven earned runs on 10 hits, one walk and one hit batter in only 2 1-3 innings.

Reds 4, Padres 1

SAN DIEGO —Homer Bailey came within two outs of a fivehit shutout to end his four-start losing streak and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres to snap a five-game skid. Brandon Phillips homered and Joey Votto hit a two-run double for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep and ended San Diego’s four-game winning streak. Bailey had allowed just five singles going into the ninth, when Everth Cabrera reached on a fielding error by first baseman Votto leading off the inning. The right-hander got Chris Denorfia to fly out before Chase Headley doubled in Cabrera. Manager Dusty Baker pulled Bailey, and

Aroldis Chapman got the final Interleague two outs for his 25th save in 29 Tigers 11, Nationals 1 chances. DETROIT —Alex Avila and Torii Hunter hit homers in a Giants 5, Phillies 2 five-run second inning and the P H I L A D E L P H I A — C h a d Detroit Tigers scored five more Gaudin threw seven sharp runs in the fourth inning in a rout innings, Brett Pill and Brandon of the Washington Nationals. Crawford hit homers, and the The AL Central-leading Tigers San Francisco Giants snapped have won five straight and nine a five-game losing streak with of 10 to move 16 games over .500 a victory over the Philadelphia for the first time this season. Phillies Miguel Cabrera was out of the Neither team made a move as lineup, a day after aggravating an the non-waiver trade deadline injury, and Jhonny Peralta was in passed, a surprise considering it perhaps for the last time in a both clubs are going nowhere. long time. The defending World Series Justin Verlander (11-8) shook champion Giants are last in the off a shaky start by giving up NL West. The Phillies entered one run, four hits and five walks 11 1/2 games out of first place while striking out six over six and fell to nine back in the innings. wild-card standings. Gio Gonzalez (7-4) gave up Gaudin (5-2) allowed one run 10 runs and 11 hits over 3 1-3 and four hits, striking out five. innings. He also got his first career RBI on a single that was just his Diamondbacks 7, Rays 0 second hit in 59 at-bats. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Wade Miley pitched two-hit ball into Marlins 3, Mets 2 the seventh inning and Eric MIAMI—Jake Marisnick hit Chavez drove in three runs, leadhis first major league home run, ing the Arizona Diamondbacks Henderson Alvarez pitched into to a victory over the Tampa Bay the eighth inning, and the Miami Rays. Marlins beat the New York Paul Goldschmidt hit his 24th Mets. homer, scored three runs and Giancarlo Stanton and Placido reached base four times. Cody Polanco also drove in a run each Ross had three straight hits and for the Marlins, who dropped the drove in two runs as Arizona first two games of the four-game broke a three-game losing streak. series with the Mets. Miley (8-8) won for the fourth Mike Dunn pitched the ninth time in five starts. He struck out for his second save. eight in 6 1-3 innings and walked Alvarez (2-1) allowed two runs five. and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He Miley has made 11 straight starts is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in his last of giving up three earned runs or four starts. fewer. Marisnick homered off of Jenrry Jeremy Hellickson (10-4) gave Mejia (1-1) in the second inning to up four runs and seven hits in 4 give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. 1-3 innings.


Astros thwack Baltimore, 11-0 J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii BALTIMORE—Rookie lefthander Brett Oberholtzer allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first major league win, Jason Castro hit a grand slam and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-0 Wednesday night. Matt Dominguez homered and had a career-high four hits for the Astros, who built a 9-0 lead in the fourth inning and coasted to their most lopsided victory of the season. Oberholtzer (1-0) was thrust into the starter’s role after Erik Bedard was scratched with a sore shoulder. Making his fourth appearance and first start in the big leagues, Oberholtzer struck out six, walked none and did not

let a runner get past first base. Hours before the first pitch, the Astros traded right-hander Bud Norris to the Orioles for outfielder L.J. Hoes and a minor league prospect.

Indians 6, White Sox 5, 10 innings

CLEVELAND—CarlosSantana’s leadoff home run in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians their seventh straight win, a victory over the Chicago White Sox. Santana hit a 3-2 pitch from Dylan Axelrod (3-7) into the right field seats for Cleveland’s ninth walkoff win of the season. Chris Perez (4-1) hit Adam Dunn with a pitch with two outs in the 10th, but struck out Paul Konerko to end the inning as Chicago lost its sixth straight game.

Both teams scored two runs in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jeff Keppinger’s two-run single with the bases loaded gave Chicago a 53 lead. Cleveland tied the game on sacrifice flies by Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis.

Blue Jays 5, Athletics 2, 10 innings

on a night Locke didn’t have his best stuff. Locke’s rapid ascension from fifth starter to All-Star has fueled Pittsburgh’s relentless pursuit of the Cardinals, but St. Louis spent four innings pecking away at the left-hander’s usually deft mix of breaking balls. The Cardinals came in hitting just .155 (30-194) during their late-July swoon but peppered Locke for 10 hits, the most he has given up in 31 career starts. They came in various shapes and sizes, from a hard-hit double by Beltran in the fourth to a swinging bunt by David Descalso that traveled 20 feet. Locke tied a season high by giving up four runs. He struck out six and walked one as his ERA rose from 2.15 to 2.36. Wainwright, however, couldn’t take advantage of the first signs of life by the St. Louis offense in a week. Every time the Cardinals would push in front, the Pirates would chip away, eventually tying it on a sacrifice fly by Andrew McCutchen in the fifth. It marked the third straight day the Pirates produced a run on a sac fly after failing to do so for nearly two months. Wainwright allowed four runs on eight hits, striking out six and walking one in seven innings.

Angels and rookie Martin Perez for Texas, the starting pitchers, each allowed only one run while pitching into the eighth. Both had been struggling before their duel. Williams scattered eight hits over 7 2-3 innings with two walks and one strikeout. The right-hander, who had an 8.90 ERA and five losses his previous seven starts, left with two on in the eighth, when Kohn got Ian Kinsler on an inning-ending flyball. Perez had allowed at least four earned runs in three consecutive starts. The lefty struck out four, walked two and allowed only four hits in 7 1-3 innings before Tanner Scheppers closed out the eighth. Cruz is among several players waiting to find out if they will be suspended by Major League Baseball in its investigation related to the Biogenesis case. Discipline is expected to be announced by the end

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Continued from Page 1B Josh Hamilton connected for the only Angels run, a 422-foot blast to right-center in the seventh. His 16th homer tied the game. Rangers closer Joe Nathan (31) struck out two and walked one in the top of the ninth to win for the second night in a row. Texas won the series opener Monday night when A.J. Pierzynski and Geovany Soto both homered in the ninth inning off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, Soto’s blast providing a 4-3 victory. Then on Tuesday, after trailing four times, the Rangers again scored in the ninth off Frieri and won 14-11 after Leonys Martin hit a threerun homer in the 10th. It was the first time in their team history the Rangers have won three in a row on gameending homers. The last major league team to do it was Detroit in 2004. Jerome Williams of the

From Staff and Wire Reports (All Times Central)

OAKLAND, Calif.—Jose Bautista hit a go-ahead double in the top of the 10th inning, and 9Xj\YXcc the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics for a series win. ML Standings Bautista lined a double to right against Jesse Chavez (2-3). Rookie American League catcher Stephen Vogt’s second East Division W L costly passed ball of the game Boston 64 44 64 44 allowed Jose Reyes to advance Tampa Bay 59 49 after a leadoff infield single, and Baltimore New York 55 51 Reyes scored on Bautista’s hit. Toronto 50 57


Continued from Page 1B starting a pattern that repeated itself throughout the night. The Cardinals found ways to score off starter Jeff Locke, but Pittsburgh kept chipping away. Martin’s second hit of the night gave Pittsburgh its 25th comeback win of the season. The teams with the two best records in the National League were mostly spectators before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, though the Pirates acquired minor leaguer Robert Andino from Seattle. Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington stressed he aggressively sought help for one of the National League’s weaker offenses but didn’t want to do it while gutting a replenished farm system. “We talk a lot about, we don’t want to do something stupid,” Huntington said before the game. “We were willing to do something stupid, we just didn’t want to do anything insane.” Instead the Pirates, like the Cardinals, opted to do nothing major. The difference is the Cardinals have a roster dotted with players sporting World Series rings. Not Pittsburgh, which is in pursuit of its first playoff appearance in more than two decades. While Huntington will continue to search for help, he isn’t sure his team needs that much, even


of the weekend, which means Thursday’s makeup at home against Arizona could be his last home game for the Rangers, depending on the timing and length of any suspension. The All-Star right fielder, who leads the Rangers with 25 homers and 73 RBIs, is eligible for free agency after the season. Cruz came out of Tuesday night’s game with a bruised left quad after being hit by a ball while running the bases. Martin and Elvis Andrus had consecutive hits to start the Rangers first, but both were retired on the bases. Martin had a bunt single but was thrown out trying to go to third on Andrus’ single to right. Andrus was then picked off at first base by catcher Chris Iannetta. Andrus’ single extended his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

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W L Pct GB Los Angeles 57 48 .543 — Arizona 55 52 .514 3 Colorado 51 58 .468 8 San Diego 50 59 .459 9 San Francisco 47 59 .443 10 1/2 Tuesday’s NL Games Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 1st game Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 2nd game Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings, 1st game Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0, 2nd game Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 Atlanta 11, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2, 10 innings San Diego 4, Cincinnati 2 Tuesday’s Interleague Games Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday’s NL Games Cincinnati 4, San Diego 1 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 4 Atlanta 9, Colorado 0 Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, (n) Wednesday’s Interleague Games Detroit 11, Washington 1 Arizona 7, Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s NL Games N.Y. Mets (Harvey 8-2) at Miami (Koehler 2-6), 11:40 a.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 6-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-13), 6:05 p.m.

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Boxscores American League Astros 11, Orioles 0 Houston ab r h bi Villar ss 5 1 0 0 Hoes rf-cf 5 0 0 0 Altuve 2b 4 2 2 0 JCastro c 4 2 3 4 Carter dh 5 0 1 0 Wallac 1b 5 0 1 1 BBarns cf 3 2 2 1 Elmore ph-lf 2 0 0 0 MDmn 3b 5 3 4 2 Grssmn lf-rf 4 1 2 2


ab r h bi McLoth lf-cf 4 0 1 0 Machd 3b 3 0 0 0 Flahrty ph-3b1 0 0 0 Markks rf 4 0 2 0 A.Jones cf 3 0 0 0 Urrutia lf 1 0 0 0 C.Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 Tegrdn c 1 0 1 0 Hardy ss 2 0 0 0 ACasill ss 2 0 0 0 BRorts 2b 3 0 0 0 Pearce dh 3 0 2 0 Totals 42111510 Totals 34 0 7 0 Houston 040 501 100 — 11 Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 E—Hardy (8). LOB—Houston 8, Baltimore 7. 2B—J.Castro 2 (29), B.Barnes (11), Teagarden (1). HR—J.Castro (13), M.Dominguez (14), Grossman (1). S—Grossman. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Oberholtzer W,1-0 7 3 0 0 0 6 Lo 1 2 0 0 0 1 Cisnero 1 2 0 0 0 1 Baltimore Mig.Gonzalez L,8-5 3 2-3 9 9 4 2 5 McFarland 2 1-3 3 1 1 1 3 Fr.Rodriguez 1 1 1 1 0 1 Matusz 1 1 0 0 0 1 Patton 1 1 0 0 0 0 WP—Mig.Gonzalez. T—3:03. A—25,265 (45,971). Indians 6, White Sox 5, 10 innings Chicago Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi De Aza cf-lf 5 0 0 0 Bourn cf 3 1 1 1 AlRmrz ss 5 1 2 1 Swisher dh 3 1 2 0 Rios rf 5 1 1 1 Kipnis 2b 3 0 0 2 A.Dunn 1b 4 0 1 1 ACarer ss 5 0 0 0 Konerk dh 5 0 1 0 CSantn c-1b 5 1 2 2 Gillaspi 3b 4 1 1 0 Aviles 3b 4 1 1 0 Viciedo lf 4 0 1 0 Brantly lf 4 1 3 1 JrDnks pr-cf 0 1 0 0 MrRynl 1b 3 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 3 0 1 0 Giambi ph 0 0 0 0 Phegly c 3 1 1 0 Chsnhll pr 0 1 0 0 Kppngr ph 1 0 1 2 YGoms c 0 0 0 0 Flowrs c 0 0 0 0 Stubbs rf 4 0 1 0 Totals 39 510 5 Totals 34 610 6 Chicago 000 003 002 0 — 5 Cleveland 100 110 002 1 — 6 No outs when winning run scored. E—Quintana (2). DP—Chicago 1, Cleveland 1. LOB—Chicago 6, Cleveland 8. 2B—Al.Ramirez 2 (27), Bourn (16), Swisher (18), C.Santana (27), Brantley 2 (17). HR—C.Santana (12). SF—Bourn, Kipnis. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Quintana 5 7 3 3 2 6 N.Jones 1 0 0 0 0 2 Purcey 2 0 0 0 1 1 A.Reed BS,5-31 1 2 2 2 1 1 Axelrod L,3-7 0 1 1 1 0 0 Cleveland Kluber 8 2-3 8 4 4 0 6 Allen 1-3 2 1 1 1 1 C.Perez W,4-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Axelrod pitched to 1 batter in the 10th. HBP—by A.Reed (Giambi), by C.Perez (A.Dunn). T—3:22. A—22,258 (42,241). Blue Jays 5, Athletics 2, 10 innings Toronto Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 4 1 2 0 Crisp cf 5 0 0 0 MIzturs 2b 4 0 2 0 Sogard 2b 3 2 1 0 Bautist rf 4 1 1 1 Callasp ph-2b2 0 0 0 Encrnc dh 4 1 0 0 Lowrie ss 5 0 2 0 Lind 1b 4 1 1 0 Cespds dh 5 0 0 0 DeRosa ph-1b0 0 0 0 Moss 1b 3 0 1 0 ClRsms cf 5 1 3 2 Freimn ph-1b2 0 0 0 RDavis lf 5 0 1 0 Dnldsn 3b 4 0 2 0 Thole c 3 0 0 0 S.Smith lf 4 0 1 0 MeCarr ph 1 0 0 0 CYoung rf 4 0 1 0 Arencii c 1 0 0 0 Vogt c 4 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 3 0 1 1 Totals 38 511 4 Totals 41 2 8 0 Toronto 000200 000 3 — 5 Oakland 001010 000 0 — 2 E—Dickey (1), Bautista (4), M.Izturis 2 (10). DP—Oakland 2. LOB—Toronto 9, Oakland 10. 2B—Bautista (21), Col.Rasmus (24), C.Young (14). CS—M.Izturis (5). S—M.Izturis. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Dickey 6 6 2 0 1 3 Loup 1 1-3 2 0 0 0 1 Delabar 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Janssen W,4-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Cecil S,1-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Oakland Colon 6 7 2 1 3 1 Cook 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 Doolittle 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Balfour 1 0 0 0 0 3 J.Chavez L,2-3 1-3 2 3 3 1 0 Blevins 0 1 0 0 1 0 Neshek 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Blevins pitched to 2 batters in the 10th. PB—Vogt 2. T—3:18. A—23,638 (35,067). National League Pirates 5, Cardinals 4 St. Louis ab r h bi Jay cf 5 0 2 0 Beltran rf 5 2 2 0 Craig 1b 5 1 1 0 Hollidy lf 5 1 3 2 Freese 3b 5 0 1 0 Descals 2b 5 0 2 1 T.Cruz c 4 0 0 1 Kozma ss 3 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 3 0 2 0 BPtrsn ph 1 0 0 0 Rosnthl p 0 0 0 0


ab r h bi SMarte lf 3 2 1 0 Walker 2b 4 2 2 1 McCtch cf 3 0 0 1 PAlvrz 3b 4 0 1 1 RMartn c 4 0 2 1 GJones 1b 3 0 2 0 GSnchz 1b 0 0 0 0 Presley rf 3 1 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Melncn p 0 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 2 1 Locke p 1 0 0 0 JHrrsn ph 1 0 0 0 Mazzar p 0 0 0 0 Tabata rf 1 0 0 0 Totals 41 413 4 Totals 30 510 5 St. Louis 201 100 000 — 4 Pittsburgh 101 110 01x — 5 E—P.Alvarez (19). DP—St. Louis 2. LOB— St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 3. 2B—Beltran (14), Barmes (12). HR—Walker (7). SB—Holliday 2 (5), Descalso (5), S.Marte (31). CS—R.Martin 2 (4). SF—McCutchen. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright 7 8 4 4 1 6 Rosenthal L,1-2 1 2 1 1 0 0 Pittsburgh Locke 4 10 4 4 1 6 Mazzaro 2 1 0 0 0 1 Watson W,3-1 2 2 0 0 0 3 Melancon S,5-6 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—3:14. A—31,679 (38,362). Braves 9, Rockies 0 Colorado Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Fowler cf 4 0 2 0 Heywrd cf 4 2 0 1 Culersn 2b-lf 4 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 5 1 3 0 CGnzlz lf 1 0 0 0 FFrmn 1b 4 2 4 2 LeMahi ph-2b3 0 0 0 Ayala p 0 0 0 0 Tlwtzk ss 3 0 0 0 Gattis lf-c 5 1 2 1 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 1 1 3 Blckmn ph 1 0 0 0 Cnghm lf 1 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 2 0 0 0 CJhnsn 3b 5 1 2 1 Outmn p 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 0 0 JHerrr ss 1 0 1 0 Smmns ss 3 1 2 0 Arenad 3b 3 0 1 0 Janish pr-ss 0 0 0 0 Helton 1b 2 0 0 0 Minor p 3 0 1 1 WRosr 1b 1 0 0 0 Trdslvc ph-1b1 0 0 0 Torreal c 3 0 0 0 Chatwd p 1 0 0 0 Ottavin p 0 0 0 0 CDckrs ph-rf 2 0 1 0 Totals 31 0 5 0 Totals 39 915 9 Colorado 000 000 000 — 0 Atlanta 107 100 00x — 9 E—Culberson (1), Arenado (8), C.Johnson (11). DP—Colorado 1. LOB—Colorado 4, Atlanta 10. 2B—Simmons (14). HR—McCann (15). CS—Fowler (6). IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Chatwood L,7-4 2 1-3 10 8 7 1 1 Ottavino 2 2-3 2 1 1 0 4 Outman 1 2 0 0 0 1

W.Lopez 2 1 0 0 1 1 Atlanta Minor W,11-5 7 2 0 0 0 6 Ayala 2 3 0 0 0 2 HBP—by W.Lopez (Simmons), by Chatwood (Uggla). WP—Chatwood, Ottavino. Balk— Ottavino. T—3:00. A—22,097 (49,586). Reds 4, Padres 1 Cincinnati ab r DRonsn cf 4 1 Heisey lf 5 1 Votto 1b 4 0 Phillips 2b 5 1 Bruce rf 4 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 Cozart ss 4 1 CMiller c 3 0 HBaily p 3 0 Chpmn p 0 0

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ab r h bi EvCarr ss 4 1 0 0 Denorfi lf 4 0 1 0 Headly 3b 4 0 1 1 Alonso 1b 4 0 2 0 Venale rf 3 0 0 0 Guzmn ph 1 0 0 0 Gyorko 2b 3 0 0 0 Amarst cf 3 0 2 0 RRiver c 3 0 0 0 Stults p 2 0 0 0 Vincent p 0 0 0 0 Kotsay ph 1 0 0 0 Mikolas p 0 0 0 0 Hynes p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 411 4 Totals 32 1 6 1 Cincinnati 010 000 300 — 4 San Diego 000 000 001 — 1 E—Votto (12), Headley (7). DP—Cincinnati 2. LOB—Cincinnati 9, San Diego 4. 2B—Votto (23), Headley (22). HR—Phillips (13). CS— D.Robinson (4). S—H.Bailey. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati H.Bailey W,6-10 8 1-3 6 1 0 0 7 Chapman S,25-29 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 San Diego Stults L,8-10 6 2-3 10 4 1 0 5 Vincent 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 3 Mikolas 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 Hynes 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 HBP—by Mikolas (C.Miller). PB—R.Rivera. T—2:47. A—26,450 (42,524).

Giants 9, Phillies 2 San Francisco Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi GBlanc cf 4 0 0 0 Rollins ss 3 1 1 0 Scutaro 2b 5 1 2 0 MYong 1b 4 0 2 0 Sandovl 3b 4 2 2 1 Utley 2b 4 1 1 2 Arias pr-3b 1 0 1 0 DYong rf 4 0 0 0 Posey c 5 2 2 0 Ruf lf 2 0 1 0 Quiroz c 0 0 0 0 Asche 3b 4 0 0 0 Pence rf 4 1 0 0 Mayrry cf 4 0 0 0 Pill 1b 5 2 3 4 Ruiz c 3 0 0 0 Kschnc lf 5 0 2 2 Kndrck p 0 0 0 0 BCrwfr ss 4 1 1 1 Valdes p 0 0 0 0 Gaudin p 3 0 1 1 L.Nix ph 1 0 0 0 SRosari p 0 0 0 0 JRmrz p 0 0 0 0 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Diekmn p 0 0 0 0 Frndsn ph 1 0 0 0 LuGarc p 0 0 0 0 Totals 40 914 9 Totals 30 2 5 2 San Francisco 403 000 200 — 9 Philadelphia 100 000 010 — 2 E—Utley (13), Asche (1). DP—San Francisco 1, Philadelphia 2. LOB—San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 6. 2B—Scutaro (18). HR—Pill (2), B.Crawford (6), Utley (14). S—Valdes. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Gaudin W,5-2 7 4 1 1 1 5 S.Rosario 1 1 1 1 1 0 S.Casilla 1 0 0 0 0 1 Philadelphia K.Kendrick L,9-8 2 8 7 6 1 0 Valdes 3 1 0 0 0 5 J.Ramirez 2 4 2 2 1 0 Diekman 1 1 0 0 0 0 Lu.Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 1 K.Kendrick pitched to 5 batters in the 3rd. HBP—by S.Casilla (Ruf), by Gaudin (Ruiz), by K.Kendrick (Pence). WP—Gaudin. T—2:54. A—34,067 (43,651). Marlins 3, Mets 2 New York Miami ab r h bi ab r h bi EYong lf 3 1 1 0 Yelich lf 4 1 2 0 DnMrp 2b 3 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 3 0 0 1 DWrght 3b 4 0 1 0 Stanton rf 2 0 0 1 Byrd rf 4 1 2 0 Morrsn 1b 4 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 3 0 2 1 Lucas ss-2b 3 0 0 0 Satin ph-1b 1 0 0 0 DSolan 2b 3 0 1 0 Buck c 4 0 1 0 Hchvrr ss 0 0 0 0 Lagars cf 3 0 0 0 Mrsnck cf 3 1 1 1 Quntnll ss 3 0 1 0 Brantly c 3 0 0 0 JuTrnr ph 1 0 0 0 HAlvrz p 3 1 2 0 Mejia p 2 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 ABrwn ph 1 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Rice p 0 0 0 0 CTorrs p 0 0 0 0 Recker ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 8 1 Totals 28 3 6 3 New York 000 001 010 — 2 Miami 012 000 00x — 3 E—I.Davis (6), Lucas (4). DP—New York 1, Miami 3. LOB—New York 7, Miami 4. 2B—Byrd (18), I.Davis (7), Yelich (2). 3B—E.Young (5). HR—Marisnick (1). SB—D.Wright (17). SF— Polanco, Stanton. IP H R ER BB SO New York Mejia L,1-1 6 6 3 3 1 4 Rice 1 0 0 0 0 3 C.Torres 1 0 0 0 0 0 Miami H.Alvarez W,2-1 7 1-3 6 2 2 2 1 Qualls H,10 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 M.Dunn S,2-4 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by H.Alvarez (Lagares). WP—Mejia. PB—Brantly. T—2:50. A—18,714 (37,442). Interleague Tigers 11, Nationals 1 Washington ab r h bi Span cf 3 1 2 0 Harper lf 4 0 2 0 Berndn lf 0 0 0 0 Zmrmn dh 3 0 0 0 Werth rf 1 0 0 1 AdLRc 1b 4 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 0 0 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 0 KSuzuk c 4 0 0 0 Lmrdzz 2b 4 0 0 0


ab r h bi AJcksn cf 5 1 1 0 TrHntr rf 5 2 4 3 Tuiassp lf 4 1 1 1 Fielder 1b 4 1 1 1 D.Kelly 1b 1 0 0 0 VMrtnz dh 5 1 3 1 Dirks pr-dh 0 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 4 1 1 0 HPerez 2b 5 0 1 1 RSantg 3b 2 2 1 2 Avila c 3 2 2 2 Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 38111511 Washington 100 000 000 — 1 Detroit 050 500 10x — 11 E—Rendon (12). DP—Washington 1, Detroit 1. LOB—Washington 8, Detroit 8. 2B—Tor. Hunter 2 (27), Jh.Peralta (29), R.Santiago (7). HR—Tor.Hunter (11), Avila (8). SB—Desmond (13). SF—Werth. IP H R ER BB SO Washington G.Gonzalez L,7-4 3 1-3 11 10 10 1 3 Ohlendorf 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 Stammen 2 1-3 0 0 0 1 2 Krol 1 2 1 1 1 0 Mattheus 1 1 0 0 1 0 Detroit Verlander W,11-8 6 4 1 1 5 6 Coke 1 0 0 0 0 1 Alburquerque 1 0 0 0 0 0 E.Reed 1 1 0 0 0 0 WP—Verlander. Balk—E.Reed. T—3:00. A— 40,894 (41,255).

Diamondbacks 7, Rays 0 Arizona Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi GParra rf 5 0 2 1 DJnngs cf 4 0 0 0 Prado 3b 5 2 2 0 Longori dh 3 0 0 0 Gldsch 1b 3 3 2 1 WMyrs rf 3 0 1 0 ErChvz dh 4 1 2 3 Zobrist 2b 4 0 2 0 A.Hill 2b 5 0 1 0 SRdrgz 1b 2 0 0 0 C.Ross lf 5 0 3 2 KJhnsn ph-3b1 0 0 0 Pollock cf 4 1 1 0 RRorts 3b 3 0 0 0 Nieves c 4 0 1 0 Scott ph-1b 1 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 0 0 YEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Loaton c 4 0 0 0 Fuld lf 3 0 0 0 Totals 39 714 7 Totals 31 0 3 0 Arizona 202 000 111 — 7 Tampa Bay 000 000 000 — 0 E—Prado (8). DP—Tampa Bay 2. LOB— Arizona 8, Tampa Bay 9. 2B—Prado (20), Zobrist (26). HR—Goldschmidt (24), Er.Chavez (9). SB—Pollock 2 (8). IP H R ER BB SO Arizona Miley W,8-8 6 1-3 2 0 0 5 8 Bell H,7 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 3 Putz 1 0 0 0 0 1 Tampa Bay Hellickson L,10-4 4 1-3 7 4 4 2 3 Al.Torres 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 Farnsworth 0 2 1 1 0 0 McGee 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 J.Wright 1 2-3 2 1 1 0 2 C.Ramos 1 1 1 1 0 1 Farnsworth pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Hellickson (Goldschmidt). T—3:11. A—25,095 (34,078).




Continued from Page 1B game, but I had confidence our bats would get the job done," Odom said. "(Brandon) Shoemaker came on and shut them down, which was really big for us. He did a great job. I think everyone will come out more focused against Texarkana on Thursday." Tomball’s lead was 7-5 in the third inning when Shoemaker relieved started Michael Herrera with the bases loaded and nobody out. A strikeout and two shallow flies to center got him out of the jam. Shoemaker allowed three hits and one unearned run over the final seven frames. Meanwhile, Pecos (9-1) southpaw Devon Torres turned in a gutsy effort, going the first seven innings and throwing 145 pitches. Tomball finished the game with 18 hits. Anthony Lucas and Eric Dunbar had three hits each. "We were trying to get by this game throwing our third and fourth pitchers," Odom said. "We're looking good for the next two games. This wasn't the first time Shoemaker has come up big for us. In the divisional tournament he threw a complete game with thirteen strikeouts. We hope to see more of the same if he pitches again."


Mikey Slipka contributed two singles and two walks for Tomball, while Allan Hooker, Will Harless, Nick Falcone and Josh Horton added two hits each. Pecos banged out 10 hits in the first three innings before running into Shoemaker. Torres, J.J. Lenma, Brandon Garnto and Dejmon Cominato had two hits each for the Pirates. Tomball 610 012 020 — 12 18 3 Pecos 311 100 000 — 6 13 3 Michael Herrera, Brandon Shoemaker (3) and Josh Horton, Dillon Menville (5); Devon Torres, Nate Martinez (8) and Brando Garnto. WP-Shoemaker; LP-Torres.

GAME 2 League City 11, Cass County 1

Hard-throwing Jay Hawley was clocked in the upper 80s shutting down League City in the first inning, but after throwing 40 pitches in the second frame his velocity slipped considerably. Hawley, who threw 91 pitches in four innings of work, was also a victim of the Rebels' poor defense that committed three errors in the first three innings. League City (29-2-2) scored twice in the second on a throwing error and consecutive singles by Clint Johnson, Tyler Patterson and Dylan Ebbs. Dalton Richardson singled in the sec-

Continued from Page 1B Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has considered suspending him for violations of its labor contract and drug agreement. Even if he is banned from baseball, there is precedent for a shortened penalty: When pitcher Steve Howe was given a lifetime ban in 1992 in his seventh suspension for drug or alcohol use, an arbitrator reduced the penalty to 119 days. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez acknowledged four years ago that he used performanceenhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03 but repeatedly has denied using them since. He’s been sidelined all season since hip surgery in January and then a quadriceps strain during a minor league rehabilitation assignment in July. The Yankees say he’ll start another rehab Friday—DoubleA Trenton appeared to be the likely destination. “Hopefully Alex will be back shortly thereafter,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Rodriguez didn’t stop to talk with reporters after his workout Wednesday at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. At first, MLB and the union thought talks on the Biogenesis probe could be completed by Friday, but negotiations to avoid grievances are likely to push back announcements until at least Saturday or Sunday. Others accused in media reports of receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis include a trio of 2013 All-Stars: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego short-

ond for League City, moved up on a wild pitch, eventually scoring on another throwing error by the Rebels. The Rebels had scoring opportunities in the game, but their only run crossed the plate in the fourth. Zach Bassham walked, moving up on Cody Henry's second hit of the game. Bassham was gunned down at the plate on DeRico Banks' grounder to third, but Henry scored when Wil Teague hit a Texasleaguer on a 3-2 offering from winning pitcher Max McElligot. McElligot scattered five hits, walking four and striking out five in seven innings of work. Justin Garza led League City at the plate with three singles, while Ebbs, Richardson, Austin Botello and Shelby Ganey contributed two hits each. Both of Botello’s hits were doubles. Besides Henry's two hits, Cody Hawkins, Teague and Chase Musgrove had singles for the Rebels. Cass County 000 100 00 — 1 5 3 League City 021 320 03 — 11 13 0 Two outs when game ended because of 10-run rule. Jay Hawley, Houston Williams (5), Clayton Jaynes (7) and Zane Howard; Max McElligot, Brandon Holder (8) and Clint Johnson. WP-McElligot; LP-Hawley.


Continued from Page 1B Woods won by eight shots in 2007 and then missed the tournament the following year as he recovered from knee surgery. Even that didn’t halt his string as he returned in 2009 and took advantage of Padraig Harrington’s triple-bogey 8 on the 70th hole to win by four strokes. “This is one of those courses where, for me over the years, I just have felt very comfortable,” Woods said. “I think my record has been pretty good since I’ve turned pro here.” But, as there always seems to be with Woods since his personal meltdown, there are nagging questions. After streaking to 14 major championship victories, he has failed to win in his last 17 tries. The latest disappointment came at Muirfield two weeks ago when he seemed in perfect spot to win but faded to a closing 74 and watched rival Mickelson come out of nowhere to swoop in and grab the claret jug. “I had a chance to win and didn’t get it done on Sunday,” Woods said. Others are plotting to not only win the Bridgestone but use it as a springboard to the year’s final major a week later. Mickelson, returning to action after the dramatic win at Muirfield, is geared up to continue his hot play. He won the Scottish Open the week before the British. Why not make it four in a row by sweeping through the Bridgestone and PGA? “Playing the week before (a major) personally helps me play

my best and get my best golf out,” he said. Rose won the U.S. Open at Merion, then turned around and had his high hopes dashed when he missed the cut in his homeland’s national championship. After time off, he’s rejuvenated and ready for golf’s version of the stretch run. “You can’t rest on your laurels,” he said. “After the U.S. Open I had time constraints and would miss the odd practice session. Your game soon lets you know about that. The last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to get back to normal, get back to doing all the right things.” A player trying to salvage what has been a winless calendar year is Rory McIlroy, still No. 3 in the world rankings behind Woods and Mickelson. But he’s encouraged by looking back at where he was just about a year ago. “I was really searching last year for answers,” he said. “I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to go out there and play. I was focusing too much on mechanics and technique, and I just needed to go out there and see the shots and play them. Obviously, that seemed to work well.” It worked so well that McIlroy had a top 10 at the Bridgestone and then turned around and captured the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. Bradley, who took advantage of Furyk’s double bogey on the 72nd hole to win last year, gets wired just coming to Firestone,

an historic old layout that has hosted many memorable majors and regular tour events over the decades. “Because of the history of the golf course, you really can feel it,” he said. “It’s one of these courses where you can tell the tournament has got a little more of a buzz to it.” This year, the buzz is especially loud. Associated Press

■ Tiger Woods chips to the 13th green during practice Wednesday for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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LAKE LEVELS Here are the water levels for area lakes as of Wednesday, July 31. Wright Patman Lake: The lake level is 226.66 and steady. The Corps of Engineers is releasing 107 CFS. Millwood Lake: The lake level is 260.63 and steady. The Corps of Engineers is releasing 7,767 CFS.

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turn of events. You might not believe what a friend decides to do. Take a step back and just observe. Tonight: Where the fun is. CANCER (June 21-July 22) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Your ability to move past a hassle marks the day. You also seem to be more sensitive to others, and you know when to take action or pull back. Use your instincts and your creativity, especially when dealing with an unpredictable boss or relative. Tonight: Lighten up the moment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Let go of a problem. If you keep your eye on the big picture, you will not make a mistake. Someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response could encourage a pause in your day, as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to rethink a situation. It is good to be able to stop, reďŹ&#x201A;ect and be surprised. Tonight: Open up to different thinking. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; You could be taken aback by a partner or loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reaction. Take some time to rejuvenate as you carefully consider where he or she is come from. This person keeps you from being locked into your own way of thinking. Tonight: Others remain responsive when you call. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Keep reaching out for new information. The more you know, the better you will be able to handle a situation. Make a call to someone at a distance; you could get a fresh perspective from this person. You also respect his or her judgment. Tonight: Get ready for a surprise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to un-

derstand where someone else is coming from. You could be taken aback by a series of independent and erratic actions. You also might want to see a situation differently. A discussion with a close associate will result in a change of attitude. Tonight: Be spontaneous. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Defer to others, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd out what is needed in order to balance someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demands. Sometimes this person makes sense to you, but he or she has a tendency to do the unexpected. Ask questions if need be. Tonight: Observe a loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spontaneous behavior. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Listen well to news, and be open to a different approach. An element in the way you structure your day could be subject to change. At ďŹ rst, you might feel uneasy about this, but eventually youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see the positive beneďŹ ts of the alteration. Tonight: Run some errands. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; While everyone might seem very serious and determined, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have an open mind for the possibility of a change. You also could see many more beneďŹ ts and positive outcomes than others do. A new friendship could be a source of excitement. Tonight: Let the good times roll. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to deal with an important ďŹ nancial matter; try not to shake up the status quo in a negative way. Taking a risk might be OK now, if you can sustain a loss. Only you know for sure. A family matter or personal issue dominates the moment. Tonight: Happiest at home. Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet at King Features Syndicate




J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;After a day of stalled rallies, the stock market closed out July with its best monthly gain since January. The Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500 index ended the month 4.95 percent higher. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest increase since January, when it rose 5.04 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average also had its best month since January. Markets surged in July after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke assured investors that the central bank wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull back on its stimulus program until the economy was strong enough. The central bank is buying $85 billion of bonds a month to keep down interest rates to encourage borrowing and hiring. On Wednesday, the Fed reaffirmed its commitment to support the economy in a statement released after the end of a two-day meeting. The central bank slightly downgraded its assessment of U.S. economic growth from â&#x20AC;&#x153;moderateâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;modest,â&#x20AC;? suggesting that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about to wind down its stimulus. Stocks started higher Wednesday after the government said that the economy grew at a faster pace in the second quarter than economists had forecast. The gain was mostly gone by the time the Fed statement came out at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The market staged another rally for about an hour after the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement, pushing the S&P 500 within two points of breaching the 1,700 level. The market

reversed course in the final hour, leaving the S&P flat. The U.S. grew at an annual rate of 1.7 percent from April through June as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less spending, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists had expected growth of 1 percent, according to the data provider FactSet. There was also an encouraging report on hiring ahead of the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly jobs survey due out Friday. U.S. businesses created a healthy 200,000 jobs this month, payroll company ADP said, as companies hired at the fastest pace since December. ADP also raised its estimate of the number of jobs the private sector created in June. The Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500 index ended little changed at 1,685.73. The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 21 points lower, or 0.1 percent, at 15,499.54. The Nasdaq composite gained 9.90 points, or 0.7 percent, to 3,626.37. The index fell just five times during the month and is at its highest level in more than a decade. On the bond market, investors anticipated that the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slightly weaker assessment of the economy would imply a longer period of bond purchases. Bond yields fell as demand increased for U.S. government debt. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.58 percent from 2.66 percent just before the announcement.


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PS SrLoan 1.16e 35417 24.95 PrinFncl 1.04f15 24890 43.36 +.71 ProLogis 1.12 32729 38.36 -.54 ProShtS&P 33135 28.11 PrUShQQQ 29452 20.89 -.07 ProUltSP .30e 63660 84.72 +.01 PUltSP500 s .04e 43795 72.71 +.01 PrUVxST rs 49827 37.40 -1.69 PrUShCrde 26560 30.29 -1.18 ProUltSilv 24564 17.27 +.17 ProctGam 2.41 20 115765 80.30 -.14 ProgsvCp 1.28e14 33378 26.01 +.10 PrUShSP rs 132837 36.83 -.07 PrUShL20 rs 34559 75.30 -.52 ProUSR2K 28450 15.62 -.04 PUSSP500 53197 21.00 -.03 Prudentl 1.60 15 25240 78.97 +.29 PSEG 1.44 14 29722 33.79 -.45 PulteGrp .20 22 159700 16.63 +.45 -Q-QQksilvRes 25458 1.45 -.08 -R-RRLJ LodgT .82 46 32154 24.22 -.42 RPM .90 31 4968 35.24 +.13 RadianGrp .01 43532 14.05 -.10 RadioShk 24124 2.73 +.06 Raytheon 2.20 12 26071 71.84 +.62 Realogy n 66324 44.96 -.59 RegalBel .80 14 29277 64.68 -5.97 RegionsFn .12 12 274605 10.01 -.03 RioTinto 1.66e 29747 44.99 -.02 RiteAid 140641 3.00 +.01 Ryder 1.36f14 4140 61.84 +.94 Ryland .12 8 24429 40.44 +2.05 -S-SSAIC .48a 11 28939 15.29 +.07 SpdrDJIA 3.49e 116618 154.84 -.07 SpdrGold 157161 127.96 -.16 SP Mid 2.46e 28415 224.11 +.98 S&P500ETF 3.33e 1241282 168.71 +.12 SpdrHome .16e 66847 30.09 +.39 SpdrLehHY 3.11e 48382 40.28 +.13 SpdrS&P RB .60e 36614 36.80 +.10 SpdrRetl 1.06e 25796 81.68 +.24 SpdrOGEx .81e 31279 62.35 +.53 SpdrMetM .60e 25045 35.67 -.12 Safeway .80f 12 36005 25.79 -.02 StJude 1.00 19 17443 52.39 +.39 Saks 49 43527 16.02 Salesforc s 32428 43.75 -.24 SandRdge 59386 5.42 -.06 Sanofi 1.86e 26554 51.48 -1.32 Schlmbrg 1.25 17 49880 81.33 -.10 Schwab .24 33 134235 22.09 -.10 ScorpioTk .14f 64344 9.95 -.28 SempraEn 2.52 25 9185 87.63 +.47 Sherwin 2.00 25 8246 174.17 -.81 SiderurNac .29e 58072 2.90 -.09 SilvWhtn g .43e 14 59910 22.97 -.26 SmithAO s .48 24 5504 41.32 +.15 SmithfF 26 10881 33.20 -.05 SocQ&M 1.23e 37958 28.96 -1.80 SonyCp .28e 68884 21.04 -.59 SouthnCo 2.03 16 95361 44.84 -.58 SthnCopper 3.31e14 37731 26.07 -.82 SwstAirl .16 27 40626 13.83 +.01 SpectraEn 1.22 25 30780 35.99 -.06 SpiritRC n 73066 9.13 -.27 Sprint n 298577 5.96 -.20 SP Matls .99e 55588 40.48 -.14 SP HlthC .81e 64348 51.02 +.02 SP CnSt 1.10e 64704 41.39 -.01 SP Consum .81e 48284 59.37 +.31 SP Engy 1.43e 110254 82.42 +.27 SPDR Fncl .31e 436381 20.49 +.01 SP Inds .91e 114915 45.16 +.16 SP Tech .58e 67958 31.73 -.11 SP Util 1.48e 159381 39.26 -.29 StdPac 5 38585 8.18 +.25 StateStr 1.04 15 27719 69.67 +1.03 Suncor gs .80f 10 46186 31.63 -.10 SunEdison 42896 10.08 -.14 SunTrst .40f 9 46334 34.79 +.13 Supvalu .35 52585 8.01 -.09 Synovus .04 178023 3.33 +.02 Sysco 1.12 20 33119 34.51 -.19 -T-TTCF Fncl .20 26 57494 15.24 -.82 TD Ameritr .36a 24 34801 27.03 TJX .58 20 26823 52.04 -.05 TaiwSemi .50e 104286 16.98 +.01 TalismE g .27 83590 11.31 -.28 Target 1.72f17 40927 71.25 -.17 TelefEsp 34320 14.19 +.08 TmpGlb .42a 4047 8.22 -.10 Teradyn 21 28697 16.49 -.12 Tesoro .80 10 37705 56.85 +1.27 TevaPhrm 1.13e20 30607 39.70 +.18 Textron .08 15 30149 27.38 -.29 3D Sys s 93 31065 47.23 -.93 3M Co 2.54 18 26321 117.43 +.59 TW Cable 2.60 19 28544 114.07 -.93 TimeWarn 1.15 19 39554 62.26 +.19 TollBros 11 56704 32.87 +1.01 Total SA 3.04e 10869 53.05 +.01 Travelers 2.00 11 24604 83.55 +.16 TriContl .71e 246 18.68 +.01 TrinaSolar 31116 7.42 -.04 TurqHillRs 62786 4.03 +.10 TwoHrbInv 1.48e10 63779 10.03 -.22 TycoIntl s .64 32177 34.81 +.12 Tyson .20 17 42184 27.62 +.31 -U-UUBS AG .16e 32087 19.67 +.12 UDR .94 40 30151 25.04 -.46 UGI Corp 1.13 17 5422 41.99 +.19 US Airwy 6 91148 19.35 +.15 US Silica .50 16 26058 24.20 -.08 UltraPt g 25227 21.65 +.28 Unilever 1.35e 25861 40.63 +.08 Unisys 24 4587 25.94 -.10 UtdContl 32104 34.85 -.12 UPS B 2.48 60 33259 86.80 +.39 US Bancrp .92f 13 106909 37.32 -.38 US NGas 39132 18.21 -.03 US OilFd 61414 37.36 +.69 USSteel .20 96237 17.35 -.36 UtdTech 2.14 15 31054 105.57 UtdhlthGp 1.12f14 49024 72.85 +.58 -V-VVF Cp 3.48 20 3439 197.00 -.52 Vale SA .78e 114809 13.72 -.09 Vale SA pf .78e 61900 12.31 -.13 ValeroE .90f 9 72954 35.77 +.24 VangREIT 2.45e 34283 69.34 -1.15 VangEmg 1.56e 204663 39.06 -.23 VangEur 2.66e 66294 51.80 +.32 VangFTSE 1.06e 75968 37.45 +.07 Vantiv 33 34410 26.09 -.39 Ventas 2.68 44 25842 65.74 -2.09 VeriFone 25529 19.07 +.57 VerizonCm 2.06 142565 49.48 -.94 Visa 1.32 22 224466 177.01-14.43 -W-WWPX Engy 26441 19.21 +.15 Wabash 12 25527 10.73 +1.13 WalMart 1.88 15 59846 77.94 +.05 Walgrn 1.26f22 53031 50.25 +.24 WalterEn .04m 128445 11.19 +.17 WeathfIntl 177115 13.96 +.20 WellsFargo 1.20 12 252746 43.50 +.24 WstnUnion .50 11 172636 17.96 +.21 Weyerhsr .80f 26 61542 28.40 +.18 Whrlpl 2.50f15 12967 133.94 +2.28 WmsCos 1.41f38 64276 34.17 +.36 WTJpHedg .48e 81605 45.12 -.07 WT India .17e 37697 15.59 +.03 -X-XXL Grp .56 11 24829 31.35 -.06 XcelEngy 1.12f15 26033 29.95 -.23 Xerox .23 10 155036 9.70 +.06 Xylem .47 20 62780 24.93 -.61 -Y-YYamana g .26 13 108639 10.50 -.09 Yelp 35222 41.80 +.01 YingliGrn 42139 4.01 +.01 YoukuTud 41899 22.18 +1.37 -Z-ZZoetis n .26 53523 29.81 -.23





Last Change

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17 86182 17.98 42 37419 47.28 23 33136 35.56 25788 5.45 4 105048 22.54 8 59747 13.72 4 24483 19.58 7 3 7.67 32519 14.45 18 42673 108.29 26 25176 49.38 11 111922 452.53 98590 16.32 60252 6.95 2776 21.70 22506 17.78 7980 5.23 68917 7.90 36 44722 35.39

-.20 -.08 +.37 -.05 -.56 +.24 +.16 -.17 -.41 -2.91 +.45 -.79 +.05 -.02 +.04 -.05 +.07 +.13 -1.19

Baidu BkOzarks Biocryst BlackBerry BreitBurn Broadcom BrcdeCm

27 43128 132.31 21 1928 47.78 70842 4.40 135794 8.84 5 6004 18.01 39 143803 27.57 27 45172 6.66

+.62 +.17 +.42 +.14 -.02 -.27 -.02


CA Inc 13 CME Grp 28 Cadence 8 Caesars CdnSolar CardioNet Catamarn s48 Celgene 41 CentAl Cisco 14 CitrixSys 43 Comcast 19 Comc spcl 18 Compuwre CrackerB 20 49 CubistPh 45 CypSemi


32744 29.74 26335 74.06 30840 14.58 26986 16.06 44029 14.79 88708 7.56 22684 52.80 29612 146.86 22846 8.40 296710 25.59 39767 72.02 262973 45.08 44723 43.11 32007 11.34 1265 97.90 30902 36.60 54477 62.33 24961 12.77


-.03 -.08 +.14 -.79 +.76 +2.09 +1.20 +1.49 -1.46 -.08 +1.45 +2.37 +2.32 +.04 +.75 +.09 +5.33 +.11

Dell Inc Dndreon DirecTV DishNetwk DonlleyRR DryShips

12 501996 39183 13 32573 41 40248 13 93666 25503

12.66 4.59 63.28 44.65 18.99 1.92

-.20 +.11 +.65 +1.36 +.06

E-Trade eBay ElectArts Ericsson Expedia ExpScripts ExtrmNet

49793 26 75530 65 40882 21468 48 50147 30 67843 27 46205

14.90 51.69 26.12 11.73 47.13 65.55 4.33

-.01 -.29 +.05 -.11 -.36 +.61 +.27

Facebook Fastenal FifthThird FstNiagara FstSolar

1502449 33 24320 10 85898 25 28331 11 40648

36.80 49.03 19.24 10.69 49.22

-.83 +.69 -.02 +.03 +.74





FstUtdCp 6 Fiserv 22 Flextrn 20 Fortinet 61 FosterWhl 21 FrontierCm 27

+.08 +3.73 +.06 +1.08 +1.04 +.04

46970 27938 44089 11684 80723 113079 93369

5.19 1.95 40.08 22.56 61.40 18.50 8.85

+.09 +.12 +2.82 -.31 -.33 -.06 +.14

70922 122369 30713 32752 4843 156299

6.90 6.51 22.70 9.56 74.93 8.55

-.26 -.31 +.41 +.01 +.48 +.11

23 36698 13 262588 45348

50.61 23.34 10.21

-2.02 -.05 +.96

38810 52252

14.67 13.42

+.02 -3.65

53751 10348 2747 41172 32229

7.78 43.33 54.06 16.68 81.12

-.06 -.10 +.52 -.53 +.59

58933 67245 99095 34182 24285 29426 444646 422140 82651 24141 43754

14.04 7.71 12.98 42.03 24.88 39.74 13.24 31.84 31.27 60.99 33.56

+1.61 +.31 +.34 -.07 +.09 +.49 +.64 -.01 +.22 +.72 +.15

34484 26691 45382 76456 23890 37557 28519 66946

7.20 32.65 41.12 15.93 16.09 2.69 18.76 14.44

-.03 -.49 +.05 -.02 -.05 +.10 +.34 +.03

68102 31802 105606 22429

8.25 1.72 12.51 7.60

+.11 +.12 -.78

29119 34462 26223 26088 34254 46351 26787

8.12 6.61 12.76 19.77 39.44 15.00 .44

-.03 +.01 -.07 +.06 +.56 +.06 -.02

HercOffsh HimaxTch 43 Hologic HudsCity 21 HuntJB 28 HuntBncsh 12

80 23813 58096 81853 24701 151107

Last Change

7.50 96.24 8.66 21.25 21.44 4.36

GT AdvTc GalenaBio Garmin 14 Gentex 18 GileadSci s 34 Goodyear 16 Groupon

IAC Inter Intel Intersil






JDS Uniph JiveSoftw LSI Corp 56 LamarAdv Landstar 20 LeapWirlss LibGlobA 62 MAKO Srg MannKd MarvellT 22 Mattel 19 MelcoCrwn 40 Microchp 65 MicronT Microsoft 12 Mondelez 36 MonstrBev 34 Mylan 20 NII Hldg NXP Semi NetApp 30 NewsCpA n NewsCpB n Novavax NuanceCm 11 Nvidia 16 OnSmcnd Oncothyr OptimerPh Orexigen PDL Bio 5 PMC Sra PanASlv PattUTI 14 Paychex 25 PeopUtdF 21 PlugPowr h








Polycom PwShs QQQ PriceTR 21 PrUPShQQQ ProspGlRs Qualcom Questcor

Div PE

Sales Last Change

-.09 -.08 +.03 +.01 +.05 -.02 -.04 -.04 +.46 +.01 +.01 +.00 -.12 +.72 -.00 -.02 -.25 +.02 -.05 +.07 -.01 -.27 -.62


Div PE

Sales Last Change

GamGldNR 1.44 4885 10.80 Gastar grs 8251 3.30 GoldStr g 14793 .50 GranTrra g 11 7996 6.15 iShIndia bt 3416 22.78 ImmunoCll 14737 3.08 ImpOil gs .48 3175 42.94 InfuSystem 9231 1.50 InovioPhm 336678 1.75 Intellichk 11850 .79 IntTower g 12072 .51 MadCatz g 2962 .59 MastThera 12344 .46 MeetMe 16158 1.74 NavideaBio 5474 3.04 Neuralstem 5063 1.59 Nevsun g .14f 6 13147 3.35 NwGold g 25 46950 7.31 NA Pall g 26033 1.23 NthnO&G 12 5714 13.21 NovaGld g 24046 2.91 NNYAmtF .83a 3668 12.35 Organovo 43339 5.07

-.07 -.01 +.01 +.13 +.03 +.10 +.27 -.20 -.12 +.34 -.01 -.00 +.00 -.10 +.06 +.14 -.03 +.01 +.04 +.10 -.01 -.14 -.48

26724 239355 23512 25802 33272

Last Change


17 118278 18 124526


RF MicD RiverbedT

TakeTwo Tellabs TeslaMot TexInst TractSupp TrimbleN s TriQuint TriusTher 21stCFoxA

9.56 75.77 75.24 23.77 .06

-.04 +.14 +.67 -.12 -.01

64.56 +.05 66.66 +14.75

63558 250679

5.19 15.64

-.11 -1.90

30048 55065 79281 2593 41151 10144 57438 382 26259 323800 30149 26335 67742 4654 44473 90530 54387 42805 60893 478 183587 28283

74.09 24.71 55.12 .62 40.91 45.80 3.01 26.71 68.97 3.74 24.04 11.84 65.08 15.37 3.41 17.02 71.29 5.24 27.65 26.88 26.68 6.71

-1.47 +.18 +.59 +.01 -.34 +1.44 -.01 -.04 +1.23 +.04 +.26 +.37 +6.76 -.09 +.12 +.12 -.64 -.61 -.45 +.19 +2.33 -.10

70 46816 17.56 37778 2.24 62695 134.28 24 86395 39.18 29 3817 121.15 39 27263 28.54 36227 7.99 108785 14.10 130367 29.88

+.57 +.07 +2.54 +.42 +1.01 +.52 -.14 +2.39 +.46


SBA Com SLM Cp 8 SanDisk 19 SavientP h SeagateT 7 SearsHldgs Sequenom ShoeCarnvl 19 Sina SiriusXM 53 SkywksSol 18 SmithWes 10 SodaStrm 28 SonicCorp 23 Sonus Staples Starbucks 34 Stereotx rsh SunPower 54 Suprtex 48 Symantec 25 SyntaPhm







37214 73671 28903

3.86 29.95 3.15

+.17 +.01

33188 64698 24653 39842 67681

21.30 7.11 64.38 55.58 8.36

-.12 +.03 -.71 -.04 -.02

25 41115



Yahoo Yandex

8 206893 29184

28.09 32.51

+.04 +.03

ZionBcp Zynga

20 23157 195205

29.64 2.98

+.38 +.01


Vical Vodafone Vringo WarnerCh 13 Wendys Co WDigital 10 WholeFd s 40 Windstrm 28 Xilinx





AbdAsPac .42 11921 6.06 AlldNevG 14 28649 6.67 AmApparel 3029 2.01 ArmcoMetl 6522 .32 AvalnRare 7412 .76 B2gold g 17824 2.93 BakerM .72f 59 3430 40.40 Banro g 8832 .93 BarcGSOil 4779 24.63 BrigusG g 4 6212 .57 Cardero g 7025 .08 CelSci 5671 .18 CFCda g .01 13616 14.33 CheniereEn 20185 28.57 ClaudeR g 4239 .23 ComstkMn 3750 1.87 CornstProg 1.02 19516 5.03 CrSuiHiY .32 4505 3.10 DenisnM g 8259 1.27 EV LtdDur 1.22 3955 15.31 ElephTalk 8718 .83 FAB Univ 3258 4.01 FrkStPrp .76 4687 13.31



Div PE

PalatinTch ParaG&S RareEle g RELM Rentech .19e RexahnPh Rubicon g SamsO&G SandstG g SynergyRs TanzRy g TimberlnR TrnsatlPet TriangPet US Geoth Univ Insur .44e Ur-Energy Uranerz UraniumEn VantageDrl VirnetX VistaGold ZBB Engy


19 11 10

Sales Last Change

3007 .70 5093 1.42 11063 2.39 2950 4.00 15579 2.14 5884 .52 7280 1.32 42136 .72 6211 5.73 9966 7.75 3254 3.38 3539 .24 6410 .79 3330 7.10 4747 .50 3099 7.86 8674 1.17 6986 1.49 8804 2.31 8042 1.84 3423 19.07 4172 .86 3560 .23

+.02 +.24 +.42 -.03 -.01 -.12 +.14 -.07 -.09 +.08 -.04 +.07 -.08 -.01 -.04 +.08 -.21 +.01 +.01


J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The price of oil rose the most in three weeks amid signs that the U.S. economy is improving, but not fast enough for the Federal Reserve to reduce its monthly bondbuying program. Still, many analysts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect a further spike in oil prices like the one seen earlier in July. Benchmark oil gained $1.95, or 1.9 percent, to close at $105.03 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest one-day gain since oil rose $2.99 on July 10. Traders were encouraged by two economic reports. The government said the economy grew at a better-than-expected annual rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter. And a survey from payroll company ADP showed U.S. businesses created a healthy 200,000 jobs this month. The reports signal the possibility of improved demand for gasoline and other refined products such as diesel fuel. Gasoline futures rose 3 cents to finish at $3.04 per gallon. In the afternoon, the Federal Reserve slightly downgraded its assessment of economic growth from â&#x20AC;&#x153;moderateâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;modest.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an indication the Fed might need to maintain its $85 billion a month in bond purchases, which have helped keep long-term borrowing rates ultra-low and boosted purchases of riskier investments such as stocks and oil futures. The Fed statement boosted the price of oil above $105. Oil finished the month of July with a gain of $8.47 a barrel, or 8.8 percent. That helped


SeaHi SeaLow






SeaHi SeaLow

WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

 1EV      1E]     .YP       1E]       1E]     .YP    Est. sales Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 100187 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 405019, up 2089

CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel   1EV    1E]    .YP    (IG     1EV    (IG  Est. sales 92481 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 199712 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 1169039, off 806


  .YP    7IT    (IG    1EV    1E]    .YP  Est. sales 159 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 1799 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 8876, off 242



OATS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel      


  7IT     .YP      %YK      .ER       1E]       2SZ      Est. sales 71275 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 157771 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 490254, off 487

  .ER     1EV     1E]     (IG     .YP     3GX   Est. sales 57513 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 102636 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 334130, off 3701


SOYBEAN MEAL 100 tons- dollars per ton

 %YK   3GX    .YP    %YK    .YP    3GX   Est. sales 33999 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 73687 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 262248, off 2737



10 YR. TREASURY $100,000 prin-pts & 32nds & a half 32nd (IG  1EV  .YR  7IT  Est. sales Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 745772 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 2312031, up 34038


 (IG   1EV   .YR   7IT  Est. sales Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 387156 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 1617332, up 214


5 YR. TREASURY $100,000 prin-pts & 32nds & a half 32nd    








AllianceBern B:

GlbThGrB t 60.2560.25


Amer Century Inv:

AllCapGr GrowthI IntlGroI SelectI Ultra Vista

32.8932.89 30.8530.85 12.5812.58 49.3049.30 30.8130.81 21.1521.15

+.03 +.02 +.02 +.05 -.01 +.09

American Funds A:

AmcpA p AMutlA p BalA p BondA p CapIBA p CapWGA p CapWA p EupacA p FdInvA p GovtA p GwthA p HI TrA p IncoA p IntBdA p ICAA p LtTEBA p NEcoA p N PerA p NwWrldA SmCpA p TxExA p TECAA p TEMdA p TEVAA p WshA p A GthFdD

25.6627.23 32.9234.93 22.7824.17 12.4912.98 56.1659.59 41.2443.76 20.1520.94 43.8046.47 47.4750.37 13.7714.31 40.6043.08 11.2811.72 19.6420.84 13.4713.82 35.4337.59 15.9416.35 34.7036.82 35.3737.53 55.4958.88 46.4349.26 12.4412.92 16.7217.37 15.7316.34 16.4717.11 37.0039.26



+.08 +.02 +.02 +.01 ... +.06 +.01 -.05 +.03 +.02 +.02 -.01 ... ... -.02 -.01 +.04 +.03 -.02 +.04 -.01 ... -.01 -.01 ... -.01

Brandywine Fds:


28.09N.L. 26.1426.14 37.2137.21 30.3530.35 24.8824.88

+.07 -.14 +.05

149.73149.73 +.67 Federated Instl:




Fidelity Advisor I:




Fidelity Invest:

AMgr50 Balanc Contra CnvSc Eq Inc GroInc IntBd InvGB Magelln Ovrsea Puritn Utility

17.52N.L. 22.26N.L. 90.07N.L. 29.11N.L. 55.80N.L. 25.66N.L. 10.87N.L. 7.72 N.L. 87.27N.L. 36.05N.L. 21.32N.L. 20.83N.L.

+.01 +.02 -.02 +.11 +.10 +.05 ... ... +.06 +.13 +.02 -.01

Fidelity Selects:








Frank/Temp Frnk A:

IncomA p 2.34 2.44 USGovA px 6.49 6.78 UtilsA p 15.3516.03

-.01 -.02 -.06

Frank/Temp Frnk C:

CAInsC tx 12.2712.27 CATFC t 7.01 7.01 ConSC t 16.9116.91 EqIncC t 20.9720.97 FTxFC t 11.8311.83 FL TF tx 11.2411.24 GrwthC 54.5454.54 HYTFC tx 10.1810.18 IncomC t 2.36 2.36 NYTFC t 11.3311.33 REScC t 17.2717.27 SMCpGrC p 35.6535.65 USGvC tx 6.45 6.45 UtilsC t 15.2815.28

... ... +.03 +.01 -.01 -.03 +.02 -.01 -.01 -.02 -.26 +.15 -.02 -.06

Frank/Temp Mtl C:

SharesC t



Harbor Funds:

CapApInst 49.4949.49


Invesco Funds A:




Janus T Shrs:

BalancdT EnterprT FlxBndT Grw&IncT Janus T OvrseasT r ShTmBdT Twenty T VentureT WrldW T r

28.8328.83 77.7777.77 10.4910.49 40.7340.73 36.7836.78 33.9433.94 3.07 3.07 71.0071.00 66.7666.76 53.8953.89

+.01 +.31 -.01 +.08 +.11 -.20 ... +.07 +.34 +.04

Legg Mason B:

WAMuHiB t 13.9813.98





Davis Funds B:

NYVen B Fincial t OpptyB



DWS Invest S:




MFS Funds A:


25.4527.00 20.7722.04

+.03 -.03

MainStay Funds A:

ConvtA GovtA x HiYldBA x IncmBldr

16.6017.57 8.55 8.95 6.03 6.31 19.0920.20

+.03 -.01 -.04 ...

MainStay Funds B:

ConvB t GovtB tx HYldBB tx IncmBldr IntlEqB TxFrBB t

16.6616.66 8.54 8.54 6.00 6.00 19.1919.19 11.7011.70 9.30 9.30

+.04 -.01 -.04 ... +.02 -.01

MorganStanley Inst:




Munder Funds B:

GwthOppB 28.7728.77


Oakmark Funds I:




Oppenheimer A:

CapIncA p Disc p GlobA p GblAllocA

9.39 9.96 74.1578.67 73.3277.79 16.4517.45

... +.64 +.23 +.03




GlbOppA 34.9137.04 Gold p 18.5119.64 RisingDivA 20.0521.27


-.06 -.14 -.02

Oppenheimer B:


 %YK   3GX   (IG   *IF   %TV   .YR  Est. sales 33766 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 44292 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 283485, up 2051



 %YK   2SZ   .ER   1EV   %TV   1E]   Est. sales 3840 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 5492 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 34242, up 9



RisingDivB 18.1418.14


 %YK     3GX     1E]     .YR     .YP     3GX   Est. sales 38502 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 53768 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 301375, off 4572






Pioneer Funds A:

CoreEq A



Price Funds:

EqInc Growth N Amer N Asia New Era

31.35N.L. 44.43N.L. 42.16N.L. 15.97N.L. 44.30N.L.

+.01 -.10 -.01 -.14 +.08

  7IT     2SZ     .ER     1E]     .YP     7IT   Est. sales 961 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 1756 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 5708, up 3


Putnam Funds A:

AABalA p AACnA p AAGrA p GrInA p HiYdA p HiYld In TxExA p

13.12 10.30 15.44 18.09 7.97 8.30 6.14 6.40 8.48 8.83

... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Putnam Funds B:

AACnB t GrInB t GrOppB t VoyB t

10.23 17.77 19.7619.76 22.4322.43

... ... -.02 +.01

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HYAdv p 6.13 6.34 MultiCpGr 60.0762.25

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24.2224.22 20.0520.05 16.2916.29 13.1013.10

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12.08N.L. 155.58N.L. 42.51N.L.

... +.01

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43.15N.L. 64.28N.L. 177.41N.L. 20.80N.L. 33.63N.L. 85.07N.L. 22.55N.L. 24.95N.L. 25.07N.L. 37.62N.L. 18.60N.L. 34.95N.L.

+.19 +.15 -.01 +.02 +.13 -.01 +.03 -.01 +.03 +.07 +.04 +.06

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155.57N.L. 42.42N.L. 10.67N.L. 42.50N.L.

... -.03 +.01 +.02

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154.55N.L. 154.56N.L. 42.52N.L.

LUMBER 110,000 bd. ft.- $ per 1,000 bd. ft.

LIBOR 1-MONTH $3 million- pts of 100 pct.      

%YK  7IT  3GX  2SZ  (IG   .YP

ROUGH RICE 2,000 CWT- dollars per CWT



 1EV    1E]     .YP     3GX     (IG     1EV   Est. sales 13729 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 13905 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 169378, up 2200



ORANGE JUICE 15,000 lbs.- cents per lb.  2SZ   .YP    7IT    1EV    .YP    .ER   Est. sales 1573 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 5150 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 20796, up 146



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SUGAR-WORLD 11 112,000 lbs.- cents per lb.   3GX     1EV     3GX     1E]     1EV     1E]   Est. sales 161137 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 95268 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 844989, off 5607

SUGAR 16 112,000 lbs.- cents per lb.   7IT     2SZ     1EV     1E]     2SZ     1E]   Est. sales 3 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 370 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 11408, up 91

 1E]   7IT   (IG   1EV   1E]    .YP   Est. sales 32848 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 28679 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 156861, up 539


  7IT     (IG     1EV     1E]     7IT     1E]   Est. sales 32653 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 26275 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 176785, off 1496




LIGHT SWEET CRUDE 1,000 bbl.- dollars per bbl.  2SZ     *IF       2SZ       (IG        .YR       (IG      Est. sales 559925 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 546596 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 1837823, up 294

HEATING OIL 42,000 gal, cents per gal  %YK   7IT   2SZ   3GX    2SZ    %YK   Est. sales 125682 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 90047 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 273339, off 3990


NY HARBOR GAS BLEND 42,000 gallons- dollars per gallon  7IT   .YR   %YK    .YR    1EV    %TV   Est. sales 126757 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 96438 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 268411, off 3405


NATURAL GAS 10,000 mm btuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $ per mm btu   7IT     .YP     .YP     %TV     1EV     (IG   Est. sales 170799 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 217595 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 1368913, up 711


GOLD 100 troy oz.- dollars per troy oz.           

*IF  .YR  %YK     3GX     (IG     .YR    Est. sales 245842 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 183204 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 397035, off 1777

HI GRADE COPPER 25,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

 2SZ   .ER   1EV   1E]    .YP    7IT   Est. sales 396 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 1603 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 10909, up 276




 *IF   (IG    *IF    1EV    .YP    .YP   Est. sales 73857 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 55299 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 166158, up 3672





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NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stock index futures. Standard and Poors index futures and MMI Maxi Index futures traded on the Chicago Merchantile Exchange, NYSE index futures traded on the New York Futures Exhcange. U.S. Dollar index futures traded on the NY Cotton Exchange.


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-.12 +.01 -.48 -.08 +.04 -.01 +.72 -.25 -.02 -.10


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HOGS-Lean 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.


COCOA 10 metric tons- $ per ton

 (IG     .YR     7IT     (IG     1EV     .YR    Est. sales 4594891 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 1299267 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 8888297, up 71740

FEEDER CATTLE 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.


COFFEE C 37,500 lbs.- cents per lb.

EURODOLLARS $1 million-pts of 100 pct.

CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.


COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

  7IT     (IG     1EV     .YR   Est. sales 62857 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales 34563 Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open int 63511, up 780

SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

SOYBEAN OIL 60,000 lbs- cents per lb

increase the cost of driving. Average gasoline prices rose 14 cents this month, to $3.63 a gallon Wednesday from $3.49 on July 1. AAA said it was the biggest monthly increase since February. At an average of $3.59 per gallon, drivers paid the third highest gas prices on record from Memorial Day through July 31, AAA said in a report Wednesday. The high for the period was $4.04 per gallon in 2008. Gas averaged $3.67 per gallon in 2011 through July. The latest supply data from the Energy Department was mixed. Oil supplies rose by 400,000 barrels last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the first increase in five weeksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;although supplies at the crucial Cushing, Okla., hub for benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude declined by 1.9 million barrels. Despite Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jump in price, analysts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see oil rallying much further. Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates, expects oil to trade in a range of $103 to $106 a barrel in the near term before declining. The market has another key economic report to look forward to. On Friday the release of employment data for July will be examined for hints about future energy demand in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 economy. Brent crude, traded on the ICE Futures exchange in London, rose 79 cents to end at $107.70 per barrel. â&#x20AC;˘ Heating oil rose 4 cents to finish at $3.04 a gallon. â&#x20AC;˘ Natural gas rose 1 cent to end at $3.45 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Settle Change

S&P COMP. INDEX 250 x index 1659.90 1025.30


1656.30 1647.10 1647.10 -4.20

1652.90 1485.40


1649.30 1640.10 1640.10 -4.20

1649.40 1507.90


1645.80 1636.60 1636.60 -4.20

1642.90 1022.30


... 1633.10 -4.20

1637.90 1133.20


... 1628.10 -4.20

1632.90 1314.60


... 1623.10 -4.20

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DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL $10 x Dow Jones Industrial Average 15558

























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Drivers Home Daily Clean MVR • Recent Experience • Tanker Endorsement Required • Competitive Wages • Good Benefit Package Apply online @ www. Call 800-872-2855 EOE M/F D/V TRUCKING COMPANY needs Manager/Dispatcher. Only experience need apply. Apply in person at 710 Thompson Street, Texarkana, Texas 75501 & ask for Phil.

068 Medical



066 Help Wanted-General COUNTER AND assembly help needed. Experience helpful. Apply at 1020 Arkansas Blvd. No phone calls please. DRIVERS- CRST offers the Best Lease Purchase Program! SIGN ON BONUS. No Down Payment or Credit Check. Great Pay. Class-A CDL required. O/O’s Welcome! Call: 866-261-6532 EXPERIENCED EMBROIDERY operator needed for busy screen printing and embroidery business. Call Richard at 903-334-8881. EXPERIENCED MECHANIC needed. Must know AC, Diagnostics, brakes, tune-ups, and general mechanic work. Must have own tools. Work references required. Apply in person. Almost Everything 102 W. 7th St., Texarkana, TX. No Phone Calls Please. HANEY CREEK Missionary Baptist Church of Ashdown, AR is accepting resumes for a full time Pastor. You may contact Decon Bobby Burris @ 870-898-3911. HENRY ORCHARDS, Inc, 721 Eldridge Rd., Benzonia, Mi 49616 is now taking applications for seasonal work for the period of 9/1/2013 through 10/31/13 the number of temporary positions for farm workers is 8. Workers will be required to keep all property and farm buildings clean. This job consists of harvesting apples. Workers will use ladders, placing apples in picking bag, carefully placing them in 18-bushel boxes. May be required to lift up to 50lbs. Repetitively Workers will be required to work in hot, cold and sometimes wet conditions according to the weather. Workers may be required to perform labor-intensive work involving prolonged standing or lifting. Three months experience harvesting apples is required. Work will be 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The salary is $11.30 per hour. The employer guarantees the 3/4 of the employment term will be paid. All work tools will be at no cost. Transportation and subsistence costs will be paid by the employer upon 50% completion of the contract. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Apply at the nearest job service Michigan workforce agency job number 3980836 or send resumes to Henry Orchards, Inc., fax 231-882-5560. INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE – PRE-KINDERGARTEN Assist the teacher in the preparation and management of classroom activities and administrative requirements. Experience working with children in an instructional setting preferred. M-F 7:45-3:15 187 days. Wages DOE EOE Send resume to St. James Day School 5501 North Stateline Ave. Texarkana TX 75503

JOB HUNTING? For Daily Job Listings, Call

903-792-8367 KOOL SMILES of Texarkana is seeking a Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist. Should have current TX Registration. To apply go to MAINTENANCE- PLUMBING, electrical, sheet rock, paint, carpenter, etc. Apply Clarion Hotel LaCrosse, 5100 N. Stateline, Texarkana, AR. MARKETING/SALES. APPLY Clarion Hotel LaCrosse, 5100 N. Stateline, Texarkana, AR. NEEDED RELIABLE hardworking, energetic person to work in child care. Redwater Playskool 903-831-6618 TRINITY CHRISTIAN School. Full or Part-time Upper Level Math Teacher. Follower of Christ and desire to work in a Christian school a must. Apply at

066 Help Wanted-General NOW HIRING Licensed P&C CSR with commercial lines experience. Competitive salary and fantastic benefits. Regions Insurance Call Tina Ward 903-792-7610 ext 306. EOE OIL CHANGE and tire techs needed for new Meineke Car Care Center in Texarkana. Apply in person at 3408 St. Michael Drive. Between 8:30-12:00. M-F. or call 318-547-1710 for an appt. ROOFERS NEEDED in New Boston, Texas for a large commercial project lasting approx. 1 year. Contact Glenn Riske at 713-225-5325. SOLOMON FREIGHT is looking for high energy go getters to work as dispatch. Being able to make quick positive team oriented decisions. Positive mindset and ability to be coachable are a must. No experience needed only a hunger to succeed. Please fax resume to Ace at 903-223-7771. THE ASHDOWN School District is accepting applications until filled for a Junior High School Science Teacher. Contact James Jones for additional information at 870-898-4407. Send application or resume to Central Office, 511 North 2nd Street, Ashdown, AR 71822. E.O.E. WANTED, FULL/PART TIME Competent and professional sales person to see people face to face. Job consists of signing up new customers for the Texarkana Gazette. Be your own boss, work your own hours & days independently. Work begins now. Commission paid weekly, what you make depends on YOU! Also have outside sales positions available. Contact Chance 903-949-4542 if no answer leave msg with name & phone number.

COME GROW with us Rose Haven Retreat currently seeking LVNs & LPNs for full time & PRN, & Social Workers. Rose Haven Retreat @ 200 Live Oak Atlanta, TX. 903-796-4127. IMMEDIATE OPENING for FT/PT Staff RN - LVN. Apply in person, Homebound Healthcare, 1705 N Bishop, Texarkana, TX.

THE WATERTON PLAZA is hiring Activty Director

CNA’s (6am-2pm shift) Go by 5524 Cowhorn Creek, Texarkana, for application.

``CNA CLASSES @ Texarkana Nursing Academy 718 E. 5th St. Texarkana, AR. Scholarships available. Approved for Veterans. 12 day program, Licensed by SBPCE & OLTC.

870-772-6860 069 Restaurant Local fine dining restaraunt is now hiring exp

Servers (FT & PT) Apply between 5 pm & 7pm M-F. 21 & older. 2905 Arkansas Blvd.

071 Technical CONGRATULATIONS! YOU may have found a match for your Bingo Card 546 N38

072 Professional STAFF ACCOUNTANT – Local expanding CPA firm is looking for a Staff Accountant. Duties will include tax, consulting and write up services. Experience is a must and CPA certificate a plus. Very Competitive Salary DOE. Benefits and health insurance package available. Submit resume to: Box 261; Texarkana Gazette, 315 Pine Street Box 292, Texarkana, TX 75504.

094 Seminars CONGRATULATIONS! YOU may have found a match for your Bingo Card 546 G54

WHATLEY SIGN CO. now hiring CDL DRIVERS with experience in the sign business. 870-773-2139.

067 Truck Driving CLARK TRANSPORTATION Services, Inc. Texarkana, AR. is now hiring Class A CDL Drivers for regional routes servicing Midwest and Southeastern states. Seeking Company and Owner Operators with 2 years OTR experience. Drivers average between 2400-2800 miles per week, all miles, loaded and empty are paid. Competitive salary available based on industry experience and driving record, with Sign on Bonuses available to all drivers. Drivers are home every weekend, with an occasional exception and some overnight stays during the week. For more information please call 870-772-0763. CLASS A CDL DRIVERS Great Home Time! Benefits & Safety Bonus Available. Must have 1 year OTR in the last 3 years. Call Dancor Transit Inc. @866-677-4333 CLASS-A CDL drivers to haul offal/live chickens in the Mount Pleasant area. Company offers benefits and drivers are home daily. Competitive pay and new trucks. Must have good MVR and 2 years verifiable exp. Please call Janna 804-784-6166. COMPANY DRIVERS & OWNER OPERATORS WANTED! No touch freight, 90% drop & hook, dedicated opportunities available. Call 888-710-8707 Also seeking Recent Grads. Call Lavonna 877-440-7890. Apply online: DRIVERS – APPLY NOW! 13 Drivers needed, Top 5% Pay & Benefits, Class A CLD required. 877-258-8782. DRIVERS NEEDED: Must have 2 years experience, Class A or B license. Come by 710 Thompson St Texarkana, TX 75501 903-255-7868.

ANIMALS 100 Livestock J&J LIVESTOCK 30 3-5 yr. old Black Cows Bred to Brangus Bull. 1-4 yr. old registered Angus Bull For Information Call: Mike Daniel - 903-748-9022 Shack Rochelle-903-277-9292

101 Pets 4 ADORABLE Pomeranian puppies to sell to a good home. $275. 870-388-9454. 5 kittens free to good homes. All black, playful & sweet. Call 903-701-1961, 903-278-8057 ABKC, REG. American Bully pups for sale, 4 females, 1 male, $400-$1000. Text 430-558-4649. ACA - min pins, 7 wks old, $200. 1st shots, wormed, ready to go. 903-667-0100. AKC ALASKAN Malimutes, born June 2nd, UTD on all vaccines, wormed, dew claws removed, standard to above standard in size. Visit Howling Pond Alaskan Malimutes on Facebook. Call or text 903-949-7718 AKC MINI-DACSHUND puppies, male & female, UTD on vac. & worming, parents on site, $250. 903-838-4965. BEAUTIFUL ROTTWEILER puppies, 7 wks, tails & dew claws done, 870-653-6830 DACHSCHUND PUPPIES for sale. REDUCED! Ready to go! 903-293-0760. Leave msg. Has had first shots and wormed. FREE TO good home, female mix-breed brown, medium size, short hair, both are very loving and gentle nature. 903-949-9309.





256 Excavating

346 Roofs

Big Oak



Brush & Land Clearing Under Brush & Trees 4” or Smaller

202 Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Service Low Prices

Call 903-319-3419 People Helping People

1/2 Price Service Charge Call This Month For New Customers Jesus is still Lord! Lic TACLB28768E

Mike’s Equipment Repair Heating/Air Conditioning Sales and Service • Affordable Prices • 24/7 Customer Service • 20 Yrs Experience • Licensed & Insured • EPA Certified

- New Homes Construction - Custom Kitchen and Bathrooms - Room Additions - Window and Door Replacement - Flooring/wood/ceramic - Decks Fully Insured Free Estimates

903-908-4199 228 Carpet Cleaning

903-826-5993 TACLB45234C

Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning

AirTemp Services Heating & Air Repair Service & installation Affordable Prices Commercial & Residiential

903-278-4526 Justin Smith Tx & Ark Lic.

• Overlaps • New Roofs • Flat Roofs • Guarantee • Tear Off & Replacements

Remodeling/General Contractors


$25 a room $59.95 min

24 Hr Emergency Flood Water Extraction & Drying Tile & Grout, Upholstery, Stretching & Repairs, Pet Odor Removal. Fully Insured & IICRC Certified

903-838-2500 Emg. 903-490-6626 Russell Dudley, BSN, RN

• Fence • Survey Lines • Shooting Lanes • Hunting •Lease • Farms & Ranches • Clearing of Right of Ways

Ph. 903-748-4881 903-556-6066

903-277-9594 259 Fences

Drive Over the Hill And Cut A Mountain of Savings



Woods Furniture Co.

212 East Hiram St. Atlanta, Texas 75551 903-796-2500 • Fax: 903-796-2676 • 1-800-947-0467 T HE SAVINGS ARE WORTH THE DRIVE!!! THE

234 Clock Repair

• 24 hr service • residential/commercial 213 Autos Wheels & Tires


Clock Repair Bruce Cook 903-832-1907 800-335-0317 Repair, replace movements, restoration on most mechanical clocks Grandfather clock service 235 Computer Services

PC HOUSE CALLS Low, Low Prices $15 & Up

Goodyear Tire Center


214 Auto Repair/Care

Mark Graves 1824 Jefferson Ave. Texarkana, AR 71854

273 General Contractor Texarkana’s #1 The name you can trust at aIron price Wrought you can afford


French’s Quality French’s Fencing Welding Quality&Fencing & Welding Residential/Commercial CommercialIron, • Residential Wrought Privacy, Wrought Iron Link. Fencing & Chain & Gates Gate and Openers (Ornamental Iron) Bonded & Insured Privacy & Chain Link Fence Security Bars

870-773-0670 Gate Openers 903-244-1994 870-773-0670

Call903-244-1994 us for a free estimate


A/C Svc. $19.95 incl. 1 lb Freeon

Goodyear Tire Center 870-774-1600 218 Bail Bonds

J.E. Bonding, Inc. Appointment Only 870-773-3705

236 Concrete Work

AJ CONSTRUCTION Concrete work of all kinds! Free Estimates!

903-793-1949 238 Construction

24 hour bail bond service Mark Luckett Bail Bond Agent



Bush Hogging & Light Dirt Work

Gregg Havel

Tussey’s Tractor Service • Garden Service • Disking • Drive-Way Repair • Tiller Service • Bush Hogging Free Estimates


271 Furniture Sales

Woods Furniture Co.

Drive Over the Hill And Cut A Mountain of Savings With Our Blowout Sale!

212 East Hiram St. Atlanta, Texas 75551 903-796-2500 • Fax: 903-796-2676 1-800-947-0467

~Kitchen & Bath Remodeling ~ Paint - Drywall ~Interior - Exterior


903-490-6161 Pinnacle Builders • New Construction • Remodeling & Add on • Handyman Work • Manufactured Home Repair • Water Heater Repair No job too Small

GARAGE DOORS + OPENERS GATE OPENERS Repair, Service, and Installation 24/7/365 We have the MOST EXPERIENCED techs in the ArkLaTex.

225 Carpentry

Carpentry, Painting, Small Roof Jobs, Linoleum, Handyman Work Home: 903-490-1500 Cell: 903-832-6654 Call Jeff Basham

Install Inteior/Exterior Doors • Interior & Exterior Painting • Bathroom Remodeling • Deck & Ramps Repair & install sheet rock & texture

AJ Construction • New Construction • Remodeling • Add-ons • Painting • Sheet Rock • Counter Tops • Concrete Work • Siding • Roofing NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Insured & Bonded

903-793-1949 or 903-277-3643

Garage Door Door Opener Gate Opener Repair & Service Over 30 Years Experience

Dale Wiggins & Company

Feasel Gutters 5” & 6” Seamless Gutter Free Estimates

Hal: 903-276-6364

TEX. - ARK. Painting & Construction Painting-Interior & Exterior, Custom Re-Paints, Carpentry Work, Sheet Rock, Room Additions & Conversions


Installations• of 5” or 6” seamless gutters 4” Installations ofwth 5”3”orx 6” downspouts in a wth variety seamless gutters 3”ofx 4” downspoutscolors in a variety of colors • Problem with leaves in gutters? Problem with leaves in Ask about Rhino gutter guard gutters? Ask about leaf guard. • Needgutters gutters cleaned or or Need cleanedout out repaired? Give Give us repaired? usaacall. call.


Handyman I do Honey Do’s

Also Clean ups, haul off, leaf & brush removal, tree trimming

& lawn work, painting

Ted Hancock 903-826-0387

Wayne Phillips 903-748-2196

KEEPIN IT KLEAN Residential/Commercial Insured & Bonded Reasonable Rates

903-556-9763 Debra 289 House Leveling

Jackie Tompkins, Repair Rot & Termite Damage 34 yrs. experience


• Tree Trimming • Flower Beds • Mulch • Leaves • Hedges •Pine Straw & Limb Removal Free Estimates Commercial & Residential

903-826-5993 Rite Way Lawn Service “Quality Service from the ground up, we do yards the Rite Way” Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Mowing, Edging, Hedges

903-276-1521 903-826-0921

Chavez Landscaping ~Complete lawn care service. ~Sprinkler Systems Free Estimates

903-244-9675 • 903-244-9733


Custom Cut Lawn Service Free Estimates 903-792-1628 Vacant Lots / Yard Cutting/ Trimming Edging / Leaf & Pine Straw Removal / Flower Beds / Bush Hogging & More Commercial & Residential Year Round Lawn Care

Picture Perfect Lawn Care ~Professional results at reasonable rates ~Free estimates ~Over 30 yrs experience

314 Manufactured Housing

SLAB/PIER & BEAM Termite, Dry Rot Damage Repaired, Mold Protection 35 Years In Business

870.774.4451 870.772.0894

BLOWN ATTIC INSULATION Superior Home Insulation



Commercial / Residential

FREE ESTIMATES 903-918-6093


Free Estimates!

Call for a free estimate (903) 278-7023 Romulo Rosas

Call Ken 903-280-5405 870-772-3712

333 Pet Care

“Heaven Sent” Pet Sitting Service Owner/Pet Sitter Need an alternative to pet boarding? Want your pet cared for in your home? Contact us @ 903-326-3004, 903-278-6552

340 Plumbing


342 Remodeling

COMPLETE REMODELING 903-280-5431 FREE ESTIMATE * Room Additions * Roofing * Decks * Bath Remodel * Concrete Patios, Driveways Commercial Residential No job too large or small

903-798-1775 903-556-4730 Texarkana’s Metal Roofing Specialist


In Business for 46 Years We do all types of residential roofing • Metal • All Types Of Tile • Slate • Wood • Asphalt/Fiberglass We also do all types of metal flashing. Give Us a Call Today!

903-792-6478 903-733-3858

Fay J’s

903.278.8800 Roofing & Handyman Service Summer Specials

Where a little goes a long way 903-838-8430 359 Sprinkler Systems


Clocks, Valves, Heads, Pipes, etc. No jobs to small Free Estimates

“SINCE 1967”

Professional Wallpapering by Ethel References, 16 year of exp. $125 minimum. 903-831-7055 903-280-8100


346 Roofs

Castaneda’s Roofing Tear off & Replacements, Overlay, New Roofs, Flat Roofs, Torch Down, Tile Roofs, FREE ESTIMATES 903-831-4392 OFF. 903-244-4954 CELL

Removal Trimming

Pruning Spraying

Call Charles

903-691-4486 Insured A&S Tree Service

Tree Trimming & Tree Removal Dead Tree Discount Free Estimates Commercial & Residential Insured

903-590-7801 cell: 903-241-0450 Off:

TEXAR TREE & TIMBER Service 24 hour emergency service references available Trimming • Removal Brush • Lot Cleaning • Stump Grinding • Bobcat

WE BUY TIMBER INSURED FREE ESTIMATES 903-826-2407 We accept all major credit cards


CALL: 903-244-5425 Major credit cards accepted

Murphy Tree Service TREE TRIMMING & TREE REMOVAL LOT CLEANUPS 903-319-3419 903-792-3200 SUPPORTS CHURCH

COKER TREE SERVICES • Trimming - Removal • Brush & Lots Cleared • Insured - References • FREE ESTIMATES 8 70-653-2736 903-824-4000

388 Upholstering

903-490-3078 903-701-7474


Customized Upholstery 362 Storage Units


Exterior Painting 1 Story, 1 Color 1600 Sq. ft. $900 & Material • Sheet Rock Repair • Power Washing • Garage Conversion

Peeks Tree Service


345 Recreational Vechicles


Insured tree work Reasonable rates Free Estimates Call Robert 903-733-0328 We will go out on a limb for you

Leon McCauley

Discount Roofing DRAIN CLOGGED??? WE GO YOU FLOW Service First Pro 870-775-1035 Call Now For Help

• Bobcat Work • Land Clearing

Roofing & Construction

Commercial/Residential Fully Insured & licensed #0236670113

HANDY MAN SERVICE * Painting * Carpentry * Tile * Remodels * Sheetrock Repair * Odd Jobs

Robert’s Tree Service


Carlson’s Sprinkler Repair



Same Address Same Phone Number

Bonded & Insured

302 Lawn Care

-Tree Removal - Lot Cleaning - Edging - Light Hauling -Trimming - Mowing - Flower Bed - Free Scrap metal haul off Full Lawn Maintenance Year Round

Serving Texarkana for 17 Years

4 401 S. Lake Drive Texarkana, TX 903-832-5571

330 Painting

280 Hauling

Cell 903-733-6793

PAINTING OF ALL TYPES! Residential & Commercial • Drywall • Acoustical • Custom Textures No Jobs too Big or Small FREE ESTIMATES

Commercial & Resideintial


Since 1976




903-276-4315 or 903-556-1791

Robin’s Construction & John’s Handyman Service

903-277-7740 • 903-832-6715

Your Complete Year Round Service

330 Painting

House Leveling

290 Insulation

Remodeling, Roofs Metal/ Framing, Painting, Tile, Sheetrock, Texturing, Windows & Doors, Odd Jobs, Leveling, Plumbing, Power Washing, Ect.

Mike’s Lawn Care



Vicki Williams

288 House Cleaning

If no answer call


286 Home Improvements

28 yrs experience • No upfront money

Lode Rasberry Rasberry Lode Seamless Gutters Seamless Gutters

302 Lawn Care


Phone: 903-277-9852

Household and yard goods Reasonable Rates

Texarkana, U.S.A.


We haul away household items, storage items, garage sale items, yard items, trash, and junk. Whatever your hauling needs, call for free estimate

“Over 30 Yrs Experience” “Free Estimates”


We always answer! ...a Division of Red River Lumber

280 Hauling


279 Handyman

Bush Hogging J.D. DRUMMOND 903-832-1923 903-280-1856

We install laminate, vinyl & Tile Floors Senior Citizens Discount Total Home Repair

272 Garage Door Service



Residential & Commercial Service

Fully Insured 30 years experience

“Reasonable Pricing”


Texarkana, AR 903.490.9838 903.293.9490 Commercial & Residential


Cell: 903.748.1402 Office: 903.792.9944 223 Bush Hogging

Honey Do

278 Gutters

Fence Co.

Auto Air Conditioning

We are back!

Email: “An Old Fashioned Solution To High-Tech Problems”

Texarkana Computer Service

Rosas Tree Service Tree service, trimming and bushhog service at a reasonable price!

Locally Owned & Insured The Best For Less Roofing Perez

Wanted to buy: Timber & Timberland

Commercial & Residential

380 Tree Trimming

Security Storage Standard Self Storage *Hot Weather Move In Special 1/2 off any size unit & FREE DISC LOCK Unit Price List 5x10.......................$40 10x10......................$50 10x15......................$60 10x20.......................$70 * For First Month Rent * For One Month Only

6403 W. 7TH ST. Texarkana, Tx. 903-831-4886


Furniture, Cars, Boats Call today for your free estimate 3013 S. Lake Dr, Texarkana, Texas

903-293-7662 903-506-3883


399 Winery

Red Road Winery • Drink by the glass or bottle • Bunko - Bridge - Events Boardroom available • Bring own food Hours: 10am - till?? 4050 Summerhill Sq.






Special Notices

143 Commercial/Rent

149 Houses Unfurnished

2 - 2000 sq ft office Warehouses. Summerplace Shopping Center. Robin Cannistraci 412-417-4178 Curt Green & Company Brkr.

AR - 2/1, stove & fridge, heat & air, exc. location, no Sec 8, no pets, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1yr lease, $650/mo, $500/dep. 903-824-3330.

NOW LEASING NEW COMMERCIAL CENTER 590 N Kings Hwy in Wake Village. 1500-10,500 sq ft of space available Call 903-223-6622

AR 3/1 at 3108 Linden, $675/mo. 2/1, 2823 Locust, $500/mo. 2/1, 2115 Garland, $500/mo. $500 deposit for all. 903-748-6636

144 OfďŹ ce Space for Rent

Mcknight Center Professional Office Complex No. Richmond Rd. Full suite (prior attorney office) Conf. room with Lawyers paneling & reception area, 3 individual offices.


2-9 OFFICE Suites Available! Schimming Company,Brkr for details call 903-794-3606. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU may have found a match for your Bingo Card 546 B12 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 1600 AR Blvd. 1000 to 1500 sq. ft. 903-824-8860.

Caring for your needs past, present & future

College Hill Drug & Medical Free RX Delivery Service & Drive Thru Window Let our experienced staff handle your New, Transfer or Refill Prescriptions

#1 COLLEGE HILL CENTER (100 EAST ST.) TEXARKANA, AR â&#x20AC;˘ 870.772.6969

1019 N. KINGS HWY, NASH Kathy Bonner 903-832-0553




OFFICE SPACE for lease, Texas Blvd near State Line, lots of traffic, 1,500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5,000 sf available, 903-826-2894

146 Duplexes Unfurnished 2/1,DUPLEX,water paid , yard work included. $625 mo. $300 dep. . 903-306-0847. 2/1, Nash Exit, Ashley Park, W/D conn, nice, $585/mo, $300/dep. Avail aprx 8/5. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 870-772-8217 2/1.5 TOWNHOME on Belt Rd, $725/mo, $500 dep. No Sect. 8. 903-826-0044 2/2, 2 car garage, FP, W & D, approx 1400 sf, patio, PG, $895 mo, $895 dep. 6226 Summerhill Pl. 903-280-6691. 3 BDRM, 2 bath duplex, PGISD with washer & dryer connection, call for appt. 903-244-6835 or 903-244-6851. 3/2/2 GARAGE, PGISD, FP, patio, approx. 1600 SF, 6224 Summerhill Place $1,095 Mo. 903-280-6691.

Ready to sell or buy your new home?

Call Jerry Erie 903-276-7776 101 Pets

113 Articles for Sale

FREE DOGS! Adopt - A- Pet

Sat., Aug 3rd, 2013 (weather permitting)

10 am - 5 pm

State Line Plaza 5001 N. State Line (just south of I-30) Under shed - South of Tractor Supply FREE KITTENS 7 weeks old, litter box trained. and outside kittens 3 mo. old 903-280-5338. FREE RESCUED female kitten, approx. 3 mos, orange, current shots. 903-832-5630. FREE TO good home puppies. Med to lg when grown. 903-824-6709. FREE TO good home, Tabby Kittens, 1 male & 1 female. 10 wks old, vet checked, litter box trained. 903-824-3038. KITTENS FREE TO good home, solid black male & female, 10 wks. old. 870-571-9070. MALE KITTEN, approx 3 months old, black, free to good home. 870-653-6830


113 Articles for Sale $ EXTRA Cash $ for masonic rings, old pocket & wrist watches, jewelry, old signs(gasoline, soda pop, etc), hunting & fishing tackle, WWII military items, antiques - (1 pc or estate) 903-277-5058.

********* CREATION VS Evolution Magazine Get your copy today!!!! Learn the difference between the Creation & Evolution. $5 donations suggested but not required YEA PO Box 31 Atlanta, TX or call 903-796-7420

********* 100 YR old pedal sawn oak sewing machine, ornate designs, $700, 903-334-8672. 17 HP riding mower, mini bike, wheelchair, leather sofa, recliners, tables, guitar, water cooler. 903-792-3479 3 IN 1 baby bed w/mattress. $45.00. 903-691-9591. 4 BF goodwrench radial long trail tires. P-25/70 R16, $75.00 430-200-0430. 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X 8â&#x20AC;? utility trailer w/wood sides. $325.00 or OBO. 903-216-0010. A NEW PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET w/Warranty. Twin Set $88, Full Set $108,Queen Set $138 & King Set $168. Call Sandy 903-276-9354 BBQ SMOKER on trailer w/extra burner. $850. 903-628-3339, 903-701-4855 BEDROOM SET, single sleigh bed, mattress, dresser, nightstand, $300. 903-832-4423. CARBRIOLE-LEGGED DESK, shell carvings on body, $100. 903-280-2297. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU may have found a match for your Bingo Card 546 O68

COUCH, LOUNGE chair, & end table. $370.00. 903-748-1939. DALLAS COWBOY seat options including tickets $2000 903-793-6505. DISH TV Retailer -SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-278-8081. FOR SALE Hooker executive desk w/credenza and hutch. $1200. 903-733-1514. COUCH & loveseat, excell. cond, $1,200 new, asking $500. 870-772-9546 FULL SIZE upright vacuum, Dirt Devil $35.00 903-223-8540. KENMORE organ, $400. Ideal for small church. Call Tony Thompson 903-278-8215. LOVESEAT LIKE new. $295. 903-278-2882

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT 140 Townhomes Unfurnished NICE TOWN Home in PG 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 car covered parking $795 a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli Broker 903-794-1800 NICE TOWNHOME in PG area 3 bedroom , 2.5 bath, 2 car carport $895 a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli-Broker 903-794-1800 NICE TOWNHOME in PG area with 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage with granite counter tops starting at $1095-1395 a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli-Broker 903-794-1800

MTD REAR time tiller w/new engine $425 OBO 903-838-0225

ROOMS, STUDIO, 1 BR, bills pd. $99wk +up, $395 mo+up apply: 7th St. Apts, 3502 W. 7th. 903-556-3990. 8-5, M-F.

NEW REESE 15K 5th wheel hitch, w/rails, brackets, & hardware. $475. 903 547-1066

142 Apartments Unfurnished

PRINCESS BATTERY operated car, exc. cond. $100. 870-773-7937. RECLINING LEATHER Chair w/ottoman, reddish brown, $190.00. 903-748-3399. RS BERKLEY alto saxophone, $475.00. 903-559-3939. SKUTT KILN Model LT-3K and all furniture for $150.00. 903-223-0529. TREADMILL $100. Wider Home Gym $100. Barbell Set 220lbs $50. 903-278-8270. UTILITY TRAILER, 4x8, steel bottom, fiberglass sides, $495.00. Local 774-284-1267.

121 Good Things to Eat FRESH CATFISH, Filleted or live. Call 870-653-4854

GATEWAY FARMERS MARKET Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes!!! E. 9th & Jefferson (602 Jefferson) Texarkana, AR. Tues, Thur & Sat 7am until sold out. Peaches , Melons, Okra Tomatoes & More Purple Hull Peas Master gardeners available anytime market is open. Locally grown produce baked goods, jellies, honey, greens, potatoes & onions. WIC coupons accepted. T-Line stop located at market LOTS OF Purple Hull Peas 903-824-0965. OLD TIME FARMERS MARKET Located at East 49th St. & Realtor Road 7:00 a.m. until sold out Tuesday & Saturday Locally Grown Come by & meet the growers. Good variety of vegetables, fruits, berries, cantaloupes, watermelons, fresh cut flowers, sod & more MAKE OURMARKET YOUR FARMERS MARKET

4218 MAGNOLIA - 2/2 new duplex in great neighborhood. Lawn maintenance provided. $785/mo. 903-277-7911 AR COZY 3/2,fenced, quiet street, $795/month, $600 dep. 870-772-1178.

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141 Apartments Furnished BUHRMAN PHARR Lofts. Corporate suites available. Fully furnished, all utilities included. Starting at $1,950/mo. 870-216-4343.

$100 OFF 1 & 2 bdrm apts available now. Texarkana & Hooks. 903-793-6261. $100 OFF 1 & 2 bdrm apts available now. Texarkana & Hooks. 903-793-6261. $200 OFF mon SPECIAL 2 bdrms only FREE CABLE, SPARKLING POOL, GREAT NEIGHBORS, PEACEFUL LIVING Shangri-La Apts 870-773-1219 $200 SAVINGS 1, 2 & 3 bdrms apt homes available CHECK US OUT! WE ARE MAKING CHANGES! Quill Creek Apts 870-774-3659 SAFE- QUIET - SECURITY!! No pets, No sec. 8, utilities pd. GRANADA- 870-772-8625. 1 & 2 bdrm apts, good location, partial utilites paid discounts avail for Seniors. AR. 903-733-0243 1 BR, wood floors, high ceilings, W/D conn.,ch/a, living & dining, strg. 870-773-8074. 2 BDRM BUHRMAN PHARR LOFTS AVAILABLE 870-216-4343. 2/1, GARAGE APT , new appliances, private. $575/mo 903-277-7312/903-278-5355

New Very Energy EfďŹ cient Move in Special 1st Month Free 2-3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Washer and Dryer Connection, 11 Free Dish Channels, Water, Sewer & Trash Paid 336 N. Pecan Street Nash, TX


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ChapelRidge Apartments 870-774-9800 LATIERRA NO DEPOSIT SPECIAL Quiet complex, Refurbished 2/1 upstairs, $525. Downstairs unit 2/1 $515, W&D included. 1/1 $435.00 . Call Mona 903-276-4363.

4/2, 3/2 & 3/1.5 AVAIL w/appliances, PG, Call for rental amount. 479-236-7535.

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BUHRMAN PHARR LOFTS - 2 bdrm tax credit apartments income limits apply. 870-216-4343.

AR, 2/1, all elect., new carpet & paint, no pets, $495/mo, $300 dep. 903-792-5093. AR, 3/1.5, brick, ch/a, wbfp, 2cg, quite neighborhood, 870-772-8625. BRICK 3/2 Duplex in Maud, TX., #15 Cardinal Lane, $700 Mo, $400 Deposit. 903-278-0654. 1ST MONTH FREE Luxury Duplex, PGISD 6206 Summerhill Place, 3/2/2 $995/mo+dep, No pets, No Sec 8 avail. 903-831-6926 MOVE IN SPECIAL 3/2 & 2/2 Duplexes in New Boston All Appliances, fenced yard and we do the lawns 1/2 off deposit and 1/2 off first months rent Call 903-223-6622 NICE DUPLEX'S in PG Area with 3 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car garage extra arge living area, Granite counter tops starting at $995-1750 a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli-Broker 903-794-1800 NOW LEASING BRAND NEW Duplexes in Nash TX 2/2 with garage and tons of customs Move In Special 1/2 off deposit and 1/2 off first months rent. Call 903-223-6622 PG - 5333 Galloping Way, 3/2, $850/mo, Call 903-277-7911 PG LUXURY, 3/2.5/2CG, FP, aprox 1500sf. No sec 8, no pets, no smoking, yard work provided, $850mo + dep 903-277-4994. PG LUXURY, 3/2.5/2CG, FP, aprox 1800sf. No sec 8, no pets, no smoking, yard work provided, $950mo + dep. 903-277-4994. PG- 5324 Galloping Way. 3/2. $800/mo. Deposit $500 No Sec 8. 903-276-8499 or 903-223-6793.

GEORGIA MANOR APTS $100 OFF 1ST MONTHS RENT 1 & 2 BDRMS AVAILABLE GREAT LOCATION Water & garbage pd.No app fee. Call 903-832-7212 for Details

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NASH - 1707 N. Kings Hwy2/1 upstairs apt, $600/mo, $300 dep. Water paid. 903792-5550

1 NEWBOSTON TX, nice homes 4/2, 3/2, & 2/1. 903-949-1098.

NEW ARISTA Apartments & Townshomes. 3515 Arista Blvd. 903-255-7869. Convenient location near shopping center, restuarants & banks. Open M-F 8:30-5:30, Sat. 10a-4p. NICE APARTMENTS in Wake Village 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with water paid $595 + 55 for water a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli Broker 903-794-1800 SENIOR APTS-INDEP. LIVING, ALL INCLUSIVE w/3 meals, daily, month to month, pet friendly, check it out. Call 903-293-6812. SENIORS 50+ Managers Special, 1 & 2 bdrms. w/ utilities paid, Gated community. 870-772-2357.

FURNISHED 2 & 3 bedrooms $650-$750. No Sect. 8. 903-838-7275

149 Houses Unfurnished

1 YR lease w/option to purchase. 4/2/2, strg bldg, $1,500 dep, $1,600/mo. 6004 Pleasant Ln. Texarkana, TX. PG. 903-748-3728. 1710 P E A R L St, 3/1, $500mo/$250dep. Call 903-691-8274. 1A, BRICK 3/1.5, CH/A, stove, dw, very nice, $900/mo. 903-277-7751 agent. 2 bdrm home, AR, stove & fridge, no pets, good refs necessary., 870-772-9639 3, 4, & 5 bdrm homes for rent - Becky Easley, RE/MAX Preferred. 903-293-0617. 3/1 W/SINGLE car garage. Remodeled. 1506 Worth St. $650/mo, $400 dep. No pets. For appt call or text 903-278-6554. Refs & background check.

THE PLACE at Pleasant Grove - Newley remodeled 2/1 luxury apts. Includes all new appliances & washer/dryer. PGISD. Call for an appt. 903-244-6835, 903-244-6851

3/1.5/2, FENCED yd. New paint & tile. All new appliances. No Sec 8. Must see to appreciate. $850. 903-831-7788.

143 Commercial/Rent

3716 GRAND Ave. 2/1.5, CH/A, 2 car carport, fenced back yard w/strg bldg, $500/mo, $250 dep. 903-278-9425.

6872 HAMPTON Rd $.89/SF Owner will change the façade Schimming Company Brkr Landon Huffer 903-794-3606

OFFICE WAREHOUSES Great location. $450mo 903-748-2555, 903-838-4263

712 FERGUSON. $600/mo, $250 dep. 3 bdrm, all elec. Call 870-772-3451 A VERY nice & roomy home in a good neighborhood in Pleasant Grove for lease. 3BR / 2BA / 2Gar / utility rm / shed / yard svc included. 1545 mo. 903-733-7246

AR 4/2, $850/mo, 3805 Bann Ave. 870-773-4019. AR IN city. Craftsman style bungalow. 3/1.5, ch/a, $875 w/12mo lease. $975 w/6mo lease. $500dep. 903-276-7022 AR, 3/1, large fenced back yard, W&D included, $800.00 903-824-2970. AR. VERY Cute 3/2, Fenced yd. oversized garage, $1,100/ mo. $800 dep. 870-772-1178. EAST 35TH, Mobile Homes, 3/2, W/D Conn., all appls, exc. cond., all yard & maintenance provided. Must See! 903-824-8860 HOUSE IN Spring Lake Park 3 bedroom ,1.5 bath, 1 car carport $895 a mo. Call Raffaelli Properties: Steve Raffaelli-Broker 903-794-1800 PG- 13 Big Oak Ln. Beautiful 3/2, big backyard, $1,500/mo, $900 dep. 903-792-5550. PLEASANT GROVE - 3618 Wyatt Lane, 3/2, 2 car garage, For Sale or Rent. 903-278-3739. RETIRED CARPENTER wants to rent: A clean, decent 3BR home in the country, with acres. Must be reasonable. Social Security. 903-799-5154 or 866-464-3656.

155 Mobile Homes/Rent 1BR WEEKLY, 2 & 3BR, Starting at $575. Leary TX. 903-826-2100. 2/2 TRAILER, OUT TO YOUSELF IN LE. $525/mo, $300/dep. Ref req. 903-838-6865 OAKWOOD PARK 2 & 3 bedrooms $600-$650 No Sect. 8 avail. 903-838-7275

159 Houses for Sale

GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE TODAY 1. Texarkana, AR- 3/2 on 1 acre near Hwy 82 2. Texarkana, AR- 1800 sq. ft, on 4/2 on Jackson St. 3. Texarkana, AR- 3/2 Hays St. 4. Bloomburg, TX- 4/2 on 4 acres 5. Domino, TX- 3/2 on 1 acre 6. Fouke, AR- 4/2 on 3 acres 7. Lockesburg, AR-3/1 near Milwood Lake 8. Hope, AR - 3/2 inside city limits 9. Ashdown, AR-3/2 on Center St. 10. Taylor, AR- 3/2 on nice 1 acre 11. Pittsburg, TX- 4/2 on Mt. Pleasant St.

Greentree Call Kevin 855-847-6806 Easy Financing, Low Down, No Closing Costs, No Payments 45 Days (W.A.C) 36 HOLLY RIDGE has a large kitchen, 2 living areas, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, w/ over 2900 sq. ft. on 1.3 acres with a storage building. Call Lennard today at 903-824-3910, RE/MAX Preferred. 3BR/2BTH 1800 sq ft â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 101 acres available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; minutes from Clarksville, TX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; qualifies for Rural Development Financing or owner will finance (903) 490-4497 421 LOMA Linda, WV. Move-in ready, well, kept, 3/2 home on corner lot. Lots of updates, new vinyl floors, new paint inside, new fixtures 7 countertops, new dishwasher, microwave, & stove. Make offer. Call Jerry Erie, Coldwell Bankers 903-276-7776. ABSOLUTELY GREAT location! Red Lick ISD. Wonderful 3/2 home, plus office. Approx. 1900 sq. ft. Enjoy peaceful privacy near shopping, colleges, & restuarants. 903-832-0560. AR BY owner. 4 Hickory Hills. 4,200 sq. ft. headed. 4/4, dining, game room, sun room, pool, outdoor kitchen, 3 car garage. Lots of extras. 870-773-1923.


AR NEW homes under construction. Meadow Ridge Sbdv. $172,000-$205,000. Castle Builders 903-824-5555.

157 Commercial Property

ARK: ADORABLE 3 bdrm, 1 bath brick, den with fireplace, large laundry room, shaded fenced yard with dog pens and outside storage. Call Michael Donovan Real Estate at 903-733-2977.

FOR SALE or Lease, 7000 sq ft professional office building, Texas Blvd, fully updated. 11 Offices, file room and open work station area. Nice location, excellent condition. Jason Clanton 903-306-9225 or Phil Bishop 903-244-8368 of Curt Green & Co brkr. FOR SALE 4195 Sq Ft Former Medical Office Bulding in Galleria Oaks, good location, great condition. 6 Exam rooms, 2 executive office, conference room and nurse station, reception bookkeeping and waiting area. Jason Clanton 903-306-9225 or Phil Bishop 903-244-8368 of Curt Green & Co brkr. FOR LEASE. 2405 Moores Lane. 1,129 SF 1st floor has 3 offices, conference room, coffee bar/sink, 2nd floor has 1 office and large storage space. 903-794-3606. FOR SALE 15000 sq ft or Lease 11500 sq ft wharehouse/Office/Retail New Boston Rd at Loop 151/Hwy 59. There is room for expansion. Robin Cannistraci 412-417-4178 Curt Green & Company Brkr. I-30 DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY. 11 acres located on exit 31 in Hope AR city limits with direct access from both east & west bound exits. 775ft HWY frontage, w/3000sq ft shop. $950,000. 870-703-1628/870-777-3774 REDUCED! I-30 DEVELOPMENT opportunity, wil build to suit. 3.71 acres. Zoned General Retail. Fronts I-30 West in Texarkana, TX. Schimming Company Commerical Real Estate. Landon Huffer, 903-794-3606.

158 Farm/Land for Sale 1.81 ACRES For Sale in PG on Airline Dr. Seller will pay 100% closing, will take any reasonable offer. 903-277-6101. 2 ACRES+/- 3 mi east of Redwater @ Hwy 67 & CR 1216. All utilities avail. Good investment property or possible homesite. Single dwelling/structure only. 214-850-9222. 9.94 ACRES inside the city limits in Texarkana, AR, city water. $55,000. 903-824-8860.. 9.94 ACRES inside the city limits in Texarkana, AR, city water. $55,000. 903-824-8860.. COSSATOT RIVER LOTS Elec, city water, bluff view $35,000 each. Next to nice homes. 903-792-4513. LOOKING FOR an acre of land or less between Liberty Eylau & Atlanta w/mobile home or all utilites. 903-671-2144 or 903-826-1559.

159 Houses for Sale $27,500. 2/1. 3902 Elizabeth. Remodeled & reduced from $33,900 & ready to sell. 903-838-8749. 10 ROOM brick bungalow. Priced to sell quick at $65,000. May see at 505 East 25th in Texarkana, AR. 870-774-4713 1623 HICKORY-REDUCED! 3 bdrm, 2 bath, family home w/unique hardwood flooring, cute kitchen, large living room & privacy fenced back yard. Come see & appreciate! Seller willing to help with buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing costs w/approved offer. $69,900. MLS#88414. Call Doris @ 903-244-2981, Doris Morris Real Estate. 3 BDRM home on 10 acres for sale in Genoa School District. 903-748-6633. 3 BDRM, 2 bath brick with fenced yard, over 1700 sq. ft., wood floors. Only $79,900. Call Nelda @ 903-277-4277, RE/MAX Preferred. LOOKING FOR AN ESTATE? One of the best cul-de-sac lots in Lakeridge with lake frontage and fantastic views. This beautiful 2 story home has large rooms throughoutout & is being renovated & updated to perfection. Formal areas, large new kitchen open to family room. 6 bdrms, 4.5 baths. $420,000. Call Olene @ 903-277-0946, RE/MAX Preferred.

FSBO SALT water pool, big yard, irrigation, patio, gated courtyard, workshop, 4br, 2bath, 2 car garage, updated, eat in kitchen, dining, office, fireplace. TISD, Spring Lake Park area. $225k Moving. 903-748-9999. FSBO, 7214 Shilling Circlebeautiful 4-3-2 home with 2,369 sq. ft. in a great neighborhood. Two living areas, split bdrms, walk-in pantry, large backyard and more! Asking $235,000. Contact Brian @ 903-278-9959. FSBO- 2/1, 2523 McIntyre. Owner finance, low down, low note. 318-464-5422. FSBO- PG, 3/2, lrg. shop bldg, pool, lrg fenced yard, $159,900. 903-306-0847. GORGEOUS 3/2.5/2 with open concept, 16 ft. soaring ceiling in foyer that opens to living area w/ WBFP, kitchen with granite, breakfast dining area. Large master bdrm & game room or 4th bdrm w/ 1/2 bath over garage. Call Annette @ 903-277-3744, RE/MAX Preferred. HERE IT IS! 4/3.5/3, workshop, big kitchen, split master suite, office, media room, game room, wet bar, large covered and screened patio, fish pond, corner landscaped 1.43 acre. Call Frankie @ 903-277-7751, RE/MAX Preferred. IF YOU are paying $400.00 or more in rent, I can make you a homeowner. Call 870-862-4305. JUST LISTED. Charming well maintained home in PG. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath offers a large living area with vaulted ceilings and a cozy fireplace. Step out back for a relaxed setting with a beautiful view of open grass and trees with this large fenced backyard. Call Texarkana Star Real Estate for your personal showing. 903-223-0055. JUST LISTED. Elegant colonial 2 story. You can enjoy living well cared for, updated in all the right places home on large manicured lot. A must see. Call Teensy @ 903-278-7473, RE/MAX Preferred. JUST REDUCED by $7,000.00 in AR city limits. Home is contemporary and the open arrangement is stunning. This is a 4 bdrm with large lot huge deck. Must see. Call Teresa Liepman @ 903-276-9464, RE/MAX Preferred. LOCATED I N MILLER COUNTY! 6 acres in Fouke School area, 3/2 Frame, CH&AC, low property taxes & priced less than $80,000. Make an offer while interest rates are low. Griffin Realtors 870-774-6101. LOOKING FOR A HOME you can move in without having to clean, paint, carpet, etc., then look no further. This pretty Arkansas home is ready for you. Call Jerry DuVall 903-277-9104, RE/MAX Preferred. NEAT 2/1, single garage, quiet dead end street, near shopping. 718 Oakhill Rd. $62,500. Call 870-310-8292. NEW CONSTRUCTION in PG. Built in super location just off University. Great price, energy efficient and large open plan. Master has awesome closets. Call Teresa Liepman @ 903-276-9464, RE/MAX Preferred. NEW CONSTRUCTION, qualifies FHA. Granite, walnut cabinets, stainless appliances. Must see. Wired above fireplace for TV components. Call Teresa Liepman @ 903-276-9464, RE/MAX Preferred. NEW LISTING. Absolutely lovely 3 bd/2ba home in Pleasant Grove comes equipped with a 2 car garage and in-ground swimming pool at a great price! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait! Call Mason Clem, Gerald Haire Realty, 903-244-2250.

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159 Houses for Sale

NEW LISTING! Secluded 3/2 on North Kings Hwy in PG! This home is priced to sell, at $20,000 under appraised value! New flooring through-out, new appliances and countertops! Beautiful pool enclosed in wood privacy fencing. Amazing shop! Call Mason Clem, Gerald Haire Realty, 903-244-2250.

REDUCED. PERSONALIZE YOUR NEW HOME-This is a great opportunity to own your own home & finish it out to your taste. New electrical, plumbing, cabinetry, windows & more. Approx. 5 acres, 1316 sq. ft. PLUS 4 garage bays. Now $60,000. Call Claudia Snow, 903-277-0974, RE/MAX Preferred.

NEW LISTING. 2702 Charlotte, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bdrm brick home. Corner lot. Close to TC, shopping, and I-30. Call Becky @ 903-293-0617, RE/MAX Preferred.

REUDCED. VERY spacious 4 bdrm, 3 ba, horse farm on 9.8 acres of land. Guest house, lake, cook shack, dock, completely fenced on hwy. frontage. A must see! Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (88483). $347,900.00.

NEW LISTING. Adorable 4 bdrm, 2 ba home with open kitchen, covered patio, storage building, and a relaxing pool. Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (89119). $189,000.00. NEW LISTING. Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on quiet cul-de-sac. City convenience with country feel. Soil is great for garden! Call now! Brian Henry 903-824-0268, Century 21 All Points, Inc. NEW LISTING. Corner lot in Arkansas. 2 family rooms, double carport, nice kitchen, covered patio, storage building. All appliances included. Call or text Jacqueline 903-244-6137, Century 21 All Points, Inc. NEW LISTING. Fish in your OWN pond! Located off Hwy. 67, .5 mile from Redwater 3098 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find this country hom on 10 acres. Neat, nice and worth the prie. 2 BR/1BA brick, dbl garage, large utility room, living room, den, dining area. $149,900. Call Brenda Rochelle 903-244-0599. Century 21 All Points, Inc. NEW LISTING. Lovely 3 bdrm, 2 ba home, huge backyard, and on a corner lot. This one wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last long. Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (89079). $175,000.00. NEW LISTING. Numerous windows, tall ceilings, ALL the upgrades, guest house, 4-5.5-3L-5 garage, 5,276 sq. ft., Redlick, $575,000. Call Amy @ 903-277-8822, RE/MAX Preferred. NEW LISTING. Red brick beauty with sprinkler system! Surround sound inside & out, French doors and hardwood floors lead to formal area, family room and kitchen come with a pool view. Backyard: oversized covered patio, saltwater pool, room to play and garden. Call or text Jacqueline Turentine 903-244-6137, Century 21 All Points, Inc. NEW LISTING. Step in the front door of this surprising Hooks home and let the â&#x20AC;&#x153;WOW!â&#x20AC;? sink in! Great colors and finishes for any decor. Big family room, yard & covered patio! Call to see! Christina 903-277-5782, Century 21 All Points, Inc.

RUSTIC CHARM abounds w/ 25 acres in this 3/2 with many windows to view beautiful surroundings and abundant wildlife. Two creeks on property. Wood floors & tile. Kitchen has granite countertops and loads of cabinet space. All appliances including front loading washer & dryer stay. Call Linda Hancock @ 903-794-5250, RE/MAX Preferred. SOUTHERN CHARM BECKONS-Luxurious 4+ bdrms with 3.5 baths, 3 living areas, 2 bonus rooms, 2 2 car-garages with work-out room. Almost 3 acres with LAKE, DOCK, & POOL. Call Jared Horton @ 903-293-0476, RE/MAX Preferred. TEXAS MINI Ranch on 6.85 ac. with 4 bdrm, 2 bath home located in very secluded area with detached garage and workshop, storage bldg., pump house. Great buy. Call Clara @ 903-276-0191, RE/MAX Preferred. THIS BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath lakeside home on over 5 acres has a stunning back porch view. Sit under the large oak tree and watch the sunset in the evening. Hop in the boat from your private dock and canoe or fish with the kids or grandkids. One of a kind home to create lasting memories. Call Chad Randy @ 903-838-HOME, RE/MAX Preferred. THIS HOME features 4 bd, 3.5 baths, 2 living ares and a gorgeous updated kitchen. This home offers TONS of wonderful living & entertaining space both inside & out. Located in PGISD. Call Carey Griggs @ 903-278-2551, RE/MAX Preferred. WOOD, GRANITE, CUL-DE-SAC-the fourth bdrm makes a fabulous office, tall ceilings, dormal dining, oversized garage, open floor plan, PG, less than $200K. Call Amy @ 903-277-8822, RE/MAX Preferred.

165 Pleasant Grove CONGRATULATIONS! YOU may have found a match for your Bingo Card 546 I26

NEW ON market. All you are dreaming of. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, and a gourmet kitchen. Beauty in PG. Call Teresa Liepman @ 903-276-9464, RE/MAX Preferred.

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NEW REDWATER LISTING! Beautiful 3-2-2, formal & breakfast dining, office, split bdrms, fireplace, new carpet, over 1,900 sq. ft., large fenced yard with covered patio, $172,900. MLS# 89081. Call Connie Rowe @ 903-824-4341, RE/MAX Preferred.

174 Manufact. Housing

NEW TO the market, 3423 Hazel. Quaint cottage style home decorated with excellent taste. Elegant touches throughout, built-in China cabinets, arched doorways, screened porch, custom window coverings. Call Linda Womble @ 903-278-9969, RE/MAX Preferred. NORTH I-30 in Texarkana. Large living, master has 2 walk-in closets, privacy fenced, newer counters in the kitchen, split arrangement. Just reduced. Call Teresa Liepman @ 903-276-9464, RE/MAX Preferred.

LOCATED IN SUGAR HILL SUBDIVISION, .57 ACRES. $29,500. Call 903-824-8860.

1ST TIME home buyers, low down, NO CREDIT! All applications excepted! RBI#35153. 903-838-7324. 2007 28X80 5/3, new appliances, flooring, & paint, FP, on 3.88 acres in LE. Fenced for horses. Financing available WAC. RBI 35381 903-244-6987. 4/2 ON land, 5.75%, 30 years, $550 mo. Please call for info 903-831-4540.RBI 35153. BAD OR good credit. You own land, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re approved!! Call for details 903-831-4540. RBI # 35153.

179 Lake Property FOR SALE: Trailer/Cabin at Hwy 70 Landing, Lake Greeson, Daisy AR. New Appliances, Carpet & Lineoleum - Call or Text903-278-5817

OWNER FINANCE, 2 bdrm, low move in cost, payments under $500 Mo. 1903 W17th Street. 903-838-9326. PLEASANT GROVE FABULOUS ENTERTAINING HOME WITH INGROUND POOL WITH 2682 SQ. FT. AND 4 BDRMS! This awesome home has hardwood floors, island in kitchen w/ large pantry, large master suite, outdoor living overlooking pool, sprinkler system, workshop/storage & more! Call Penny @ Prime Real Estate, 903-277-6693. REDLICK, 2.1 acres in Riverlands. Call Jason Thomson @ 903-794-5250, RE/MAX Preferred. REDUCED $30,000. 3110 Sugarhill Rd.-POOL! Immaculate 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, 2 livings, formal dining, office, oversized garage, 4.5 acres, pond and 30K reduction! What more could you ask for?! $399,900. MLS#88881. Call Doris @ 903-244-2981, Doris Morris Real Estate. REDUCED. 1705 Pine Valley, Queen City, TX. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, 2,043 sq. ft. brick home with garage & fireplace, sits on 1 acre corner lot. Appraised in 2012 for $131,000. Now asking only $125,000! Call Wilma Gerrald 903-278-3008, RE/MAX Preferred, for your appointment! REDUCED. 2 bdrm, 1 ba home with CH/A. Check it out! Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (87732). $41,500.00. REDUCED. 3 bdrm, 1 ba house in Ark. A must see! Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (87725). $39,900.00. REDUCED. 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, breath-taking home with shop, land, & private 40 acres. New appliances, large river rock fireplace, and enclosed 60x80 shop. A must see. Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (88392). $419,000.00. REDUCED. 4 bdrm, 3 ba home with 3000+ sq. ft. on 16 beautiful acres! Freshly painted interior, and numerous updates. This home is move in ready. Coldwell Banker Treadway, Realtors @ 903-832-2486 (88486). $270,000.00. WALK to WV School, 3/2/2, FPw/insert, whirlpool tub, new flooring, in-ground sprinkler, owner fin. avail. 903-306-8452


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Facebook passes $38 initial public offering price 8o8WhXWhWEhjkjWo The Associated Press

NEW YORKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Facebook has found redemption in the form of a soaring stock price. On Wednesday, the share price of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most populous social network â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and human data repositoryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;briefly crept past $38 for the first time since its rocky public debut last May. In doing so, Facebook cleared a symbolic hurdle that has eluded the company for more than a year. Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ill-fated first trading day on May 18, 2012 was marred by technological glitches on the Nasdaq stock market. The stock closed with a disappointing 23-cent gain. And its performance didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t improve, hitting a low of $17.55 last September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Facebook in general and Zuckerberg in particular felt that they let everybody down,â&#x20AC;? said Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter of Facebook Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29-year-old founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And by everybody I mean all their employees who had stock, all their early private investors who had stock.â&#x20AC;? On Wednesday, the stock traded as high as $38.31 before closing at $36.80, a price that places the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value at around $89 billion. When Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock was trading around $24 in June, Zuckerberg said at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first shareholder meeting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we understand that a lot of people are disappointed in the performance of the stock and we really are too.â&#x20AC;? He also said that the company takes its responsibility to share-

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â&#x2013; In this May 18, 2012, file photo provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the Nasdaq opening bell from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock has passed its IPO price of $38 before the market opened on Wednesday. If the gains hold in the regular session, it would mark the first time the stock has risen above that mark since its rocky initial public offering in May 2012. holders â&#x20AC;&#x153;very seriously.â&#x20AC;? But he also stressed that Facebook has always focused on building its long-term valueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;its user base, its advertising business, the apps that connect to it, its online network. In other words,

build it and the value will come. At the moment, investors agree. Facebook has been on a roll since reporting stronger-than-expected earnings last week. The company posted the largest revenue gain it has

seen since late 2011, when it was still a private company. Its stock price is up 39 percent since it reported quarterly results on July 24. In comparison, the Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500 index has gained less than 1 percent in that time. Investors are especially upbeat about Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-growing mobile advertising revenue, which went from zero at the start of 2012 to $656 million, or 41 percent of total ad revenue, in the April-June quarter this year. Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to grow mobile revenue was one of the biggest concerns in the weeks leading up to and the months after its initial public offering. Investors were worried that Facebook had not figured out how to make money from mobile advertisements, even as more and more of its users were accessing it on smartphones and tablets. Facebook urged patience, but until last fall, it did not disclose how much money it was bringing in from mobile ads. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit well investors, who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t infer from Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of guidance whether the company was on the right path. More importantly, they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t determine whether Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock was worth $38 or $18. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Share price volatility is caused by uncertainty,â&#x20AC;? Pachter said. And uncertainty, he added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is caused by poor communication from management. When they went public there was just no comment on mobile other than a statement that it was a risk.â&#x20AC;?

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LINCOLN, Neb.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nearly 400 people across the country have been sickened by cyclospora, a lengthy intestinal illness usually contracted by eating contaminated food. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to find out exactly where it came from, you may be out of luck. Federal officials warned Wednesday that it was too early to say whether the outbreak of the rare parasite reported in at least 15 states was over. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve traced cases there to prepackaged salad. They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t revealed the company that packaged the salad or where it was sold, explaining only that most if not all of it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grown locally. The lack of information has fueled concern from consumers and food safety advocates who argue that companies should be held accountable when outbreaks happen and customers need the information about where outbreaks came from to make smart food choices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want the free market to work properly, then you need to let people have the information they need to make informed decisions,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney who specializes in class-action foodsafety lawsuits. Mark Hutson, who owns a Save-Mart grocery story in Lincoln, Neb., said he was unaware of customers who had raised concern about the product, which was unusual in situations involving foodborne illnesses. But Hutson said the lack of specific brand information threatened to hurt all providers, including the good actors that did nothing wrong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there was so little

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information as to what was causing the problem, that people just werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure what to do,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankly, we would prefer to have the names out there.â&#x20AC;? Authorities said they still hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t determined whether the cases of cyclospora in the different states are connected.

J^[7iieY_Wj[ZFh[ii WASHINGTONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;President Barack Obama sought to calm jittery Democrats Wednesday as they prepared to head home to face voters, assuring them theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the right side of historyâ&#x20AC;? despite problems with the launch of his massive health care overhaul and an immigration fight with Republicans. In back-to-back closed sessions with House and Senate Democrats, Obama delivered his broad message about economic prosperity and expanding the middle class. But in return he was confronted with questions from Democrats who are nervous about implementation of the health care law as they look ahead to town hall meetings during the August recessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and to midterm elections next year. The meetings at the Capitol offered a rare chance for the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rank and file to press the president about budget talks with Republicans, the next chairman of the Federal Reserve and local jobs proj-

ects, as well as to appeal to him for help in next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaigns. In a lighter moment, House Democrats presented Obama with a birthday cake. He turns 52 on Sunday. The White House is seeking to keep up enthusiasm among Democrats following a rough start to Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second term. He has gained an agreement in the Senate to get at least some long-blocked nominees confirmed, and the Senate has passed its version of sweeping immigration legislation. But the immigration overhaul faces a deeply uncertain future in the Republican-led House, where many in the GOP oppose a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark health care law continues to baffle many Americans, and the administration failed to assuage the public when it abruptly announced this month that it would delay a major provision requiring employers to provide coverage due to concerns about complexity.



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The former intelligence analyst was convicted of 20 of 22 charges for sending hundreds of thousands of government and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks and faces up to 136 years in prison. He was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, which alone could have meant life in prison without parole. Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense is hoping for a much shorter prison sentence and asked the military judge hearing the case to merge two of his espionage convictions and two of his theft convictions. If Army Col. Denise Lind agrees to do so, he would face up to 116 years in prison. Carr said the Taliban killed an Afghan man who had a relationship with the U.S., and later the Taliban said publicly the man was associated with the Manning leaks. The general, however, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the Afghanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name in the material Manning revealed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went back and searched for his name in the disclosures. The name was not there,â&#x20AC;? Carr said. The defense objected and the judge said she

would disregard that part of his testimony. Carr also said the leak of cables hurt relationships with other countries because the U.S. had to negotiate with them in order to bring supplies into war zones. Some of the cables â&#x20AC;&#x153;were very blunt and sometimes critical of how that particular host nation responded, so that created some fractures between our ability to get in there and communicate.â&#x20AC;? Military prosecutors said they would call as many as 20 witnesses for the sentencing phase. The government said as many as half of the prosecution witnesses would testify about classified matters in closed court. They include experts on counterintelligence, strategic planning and terrorism. The release of diplomatic cables, warzone logs and videos embarrassed the U.S. and its allies. U.S. officials warned of dire consequences in the days immediately after the first disclosures in July 2010, but a Pentagon review later suggested those fears might have been overblown.




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