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Photos for June 2008

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Eric Adams lives across the street from the remains of Loretta Marie Slaughter-Shirah's home, which burned in Donaldson community on Friday.

Published June 30, 2008

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Former Lady Razorbacks golfer Stacy Lewis talks with the media before Monday qualifying for this weekend's LPGA P&G Beauty Northwest Arkansas Championship in Rogers.

Published June 30, 2008

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American tennis officials are hoping a grass-roots program called Quick Start will bring more children, like Little Rock's Patrick Corbitt, 5 (above), into the sport.

Published June 30, 2008

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Venus Williams

Published June 30, 2008

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Serena Williams

Published June 30, 2008

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A crew of students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and personnel from Central Arkansas Water and U. S. Geological Survey take water samples Monday in Lake Maumelle.

Published June 30, 2008

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Arkansas' pitcher Fernando Rodriguez tries to hustle to home plate as Frisco's Ben Harrison scores on a wild pitch thrown by Rodriguez in the top of the fourth inning Sunday evening.

Published June 30, 2008

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Skeet Ulrich played hero Jake Green on CBS' twice-defunct drama Jericho.

Published June 30, 2008

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Local Pakistani tribal people gather in a military compound destroyed by government forces in Qambarkhel in Pakistan's tribal area of Khyber Monday.

Published June 30, 2008

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President Bush, right, pauses during a statement after signing the wartime supplemental budget in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday in Washington.

Published June 30, 2008

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A trader works in the crude oil futures pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday.

Published June 30, 2008

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Eric (Kenneth Mitchell) and Jake (Skeet Ulrich) appear in in the television show "Jericho" in this photo released by CBS.

Published June 30, 2008

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Jermain Taylor

Published June 29, 2008

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Jeff Pummill stands in front of the University of Arkansas' supercomputer Star of Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon inside the administrative services building in Fayetteville.

Published June 29, 2008

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was sworn in at an inauguration ceremony Sunday in Harare.

Published June 29, 2008

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The intuitive nature of the climbs executed recently at Little Rock Climbing Center by Alex Martellozzo (left) and Nick Mesker make their moves resemble something closer to synchronized dance.

Published June 29, 2008

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Linda House grabs trophies for finishers in the 2006 Firecracker Fast 5K.

Published June 29, 2008

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George Kell (center) addresses the crowd at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday as fellow Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson (left) and Al Kaline look on.

Published June 29, 2008

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Arkansas wide receiver Chris Denney celebrates one of his five touchdowns against Iowa.

Published June 29, 2008

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Trey O'Dell, 13, of Harrison competes in the elk-calling contest Saturday at the Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper. He finished second in the youth division.

Published June 29, 2008

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Mrs. David Sheffield Clark

Published June 29, 2008

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Mrs. David Keith Jones

Published June 29, 2008

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Mrs. Zachary Cole Fisher

Published June 29, 2008

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Mrs. Ryan Michael Roehrenbeck

Published June 29, 2008

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Mrs. Clayborne Sharpe Stone

Published June 29, 2008

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Stacy Lewis hits from the 10th fairway Saturday, during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf championship at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.

Published June 28, 2008

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While the clock ticks, Fran Casadonte of Little Rock works on her crossword puzzle Saturday during Arkansas Puzzle Day.

Published June 28, 2008

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Connie Triplet (left) and Brenda Samples, members of the Red Hats, toss beads to the crowd Saturday during a parade in Emerson.

Published June 28, 2008

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Roster changes have led Northwest Arkansas' Mario Lisson to move from third base to shortstop, the position he played growing up in Venezuela.

Published June 28, 2008

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Blake Rutherford, founder of Movies in the Park, showcases the publicity posters his employer Stone Ward designed for free.

Published June 28, 2008

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"Our work will affect every person, no matter where they live or what their household income is, or whether they live in a house or an apartment." - Colette Lenay Dodson Honorable

Published June 28, 2008

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These beefalo on the farm of Gary Armstrong near El Paso are a mix of bison and cattle.

Published June 28, 2008

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Patrice Gros checks the soil in one of his rows of organic vegetables Thursday at Foundation Farm in Carroll County.

Published June 28, 2008

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The Lace Reader is Brunonia Barry's first adult novel.

Published June 28, 2008

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Federal and state investigators examine the remains of Loretta Marie Slaughter-Shirah's home after it was burned Friday in what authorities said was a hate crime.

Published June 27, 2008

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Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledge the crowd in Unity, N.H., during their first campaign appearance together as allies instead of rivals in this June 2008 file photo.

Published June 27, 2008

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U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller acknowledges the crowd at his investiture ceremony Friday at the federal courthouse in Little Rock.

Published June 27, 2008

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Arkansas' Corey Smith (15) is congratulated by teammate Will Ortiz after hitting a home run in the fifth inning Friday against Midland at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Published June 27, 2008

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Former Arkansas forward Sonny Weems was a priority for Denver in the NBA Draft, but it took some draft-night wrangling to secure his rights.

Published June 27, 2008

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Wallace Spearmon Jr.'s return to Fayetteville helps pursuit of precious metals.

Published June 27, 2008

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Shoppers load up at a Costco store in Mountain View, Calif., in May. Economic stimulus checks helped consumer spending increase 0.8 percent last month, its best showing since November. This beat economists' forecasts, which averaged 0.7 percent.

Published June 27, 2008

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Justin Bank's shoeshine kit.

Published June 27, 2008

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Northern Iowa track coach Chris Bucknam reacts as the team wins the 4-by-400-meter relay in the finals at the Missouri Valley Conference outdoor championships, in Cedar Falls, Iowa in this May 2005 file photo.

Published June 27, 2008

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Members of the Missouri National Guard work on securing the levee along the Mississippi River in Clarksville, Mo., in this June file photo.

Published June 27, 2008

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Pakistani Taliban get ready to execute two Afghans on Friday for their alleged spying for U.S. forces and helping orchestrate a suspected American missile strike.

Published June 27, 2008

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A woman uses a walking aid as she comes to vote on election day in Harare, Zimbabwe Friday.

Published June 27, 2008

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (left) congratulates Chairman Bill Gates in June 2006 when Gates announced that he would give up day-to-day responsibilities at the company.

Published June 27, 2008

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A dejected Maria Sharapova walks off the court after a second-round loss to Alla Kudryavtseva.

Published June 27, 2008

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Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, the 40th-ranked player who had never gone past the fourth round at a major, celebrates after his victory over two-time runner-up Andy Roddick, who was 0 for 8 on break points.

Published June 27, 2008

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Memphis guard Derrick Rose led a record-breaking class of freshmen in the NBA Draft. Rose was taken by Chicago, Miami took Kansas State's Michael Beasley and Minnesota selected Southern California's O.J. Mayo. It was the first time the first three picks were freshmen.

Published June 27, 2008

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Former Arkansas State pole vaulter Jeff Hartwig, who turned 40 last year, has his own version of life begins at 40. He won the U.S. Indoor in 2007 and is ranked eighth in the world this year.

Published June 27, 2008

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Sgt. Bruce Pennington with the Saline County sheriff's office talks about 126 suspected marijuana plants confiscated Thursday in the Paron area.

Published June 27, 2008

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives for a Democratic fundraiser Thursday in Washington.

Published June 27, 2008

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Poblano Chicken is a highlight at Colorado Grill, where the menu features Tex-Mex fare, as well as ribs, steak, sandwiches and pasta.

Published June 26, 2008

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Ralph Hyman as Sweeney Todd, Kathryn Pryor as Mrs. Lovett and Zachary Hickman as Tobias in the Weekend Theater production of Sweney Todd.

Published June 26, 2008

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Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait from the Founding Collection, Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Published June 26, 2008

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Dick Anthony Heller (center) and his attorney Alan Gura (right), talk to the press on the steps of the Supreme Court following a Supreme Court ruling upholding the rights of the residents of the District of Columbia to own guns, Thursday.

Published June 26, 2008

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U.S. President George W. Bush makes a statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday.

Published June 26, 2008

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Sleeping in a yurt is an option at DeGray Lake State Park.

Published June 26, 2008

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Star of India is a likely stop on a "staycation" dine-around that explores the ethnic cuisines available in central Arkansas.

Published June 26, 2008

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Diamond Bear Brewing Co. tours each Saturday afternoon show guests the bottling process before a free tasting at the end of the visit.

Published June 26, 2008

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Empress of Little Rock is a stylish option for central Arkansans planning a short vacation close to home. On the cover: Democrat-Gazette file photos

Published June 26, 2008

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Documentarian Chris Bell (right) talks to a bodybuilder about performance-enhancing drugs in Bigger Stronger Faster.

Published June 26, 2008

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Robots Eve (left) and Wall-E get acquainted in Wall-E.

Published June 26, 2008

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Doug (Seann William Scott, left) and Richard (John C. Reilly) are rivals for a management position in The Promotion.

Published June 26, 2008

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Wesley (James McAvoy) gets close to Fox (Angelina Jolie) in Wanted.

Published June 26, 2008

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Guru Pitka (Mike Myers) is a New Age spiritualist peddling embrace-yourself philosophy, while Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) owns a hockey team and Rajneesh (Manu Narayan) is the guru's personal assistant in The Love Guru.

Published June 26, 2008

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Fox (Angelina Jolie) is a powerful enforcer of justice in Wanted.

Published June 26, 2008

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Wall-E is about to undertake an incredible adventure.

Published June 26, 2008

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Fiddle player Tim Watson also includes a leap in his shows. He is one of a core of musicians most people have never heard of, unless they've seen him at a convention.

Published June 26, 2008

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Signs for American Express and MasterCard are posted outside a New York parking garage in 2006. Master-Card has agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit, the companies reported Wednesday.

Published June 26, 2008

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When Marat Safin (above) plays, fans could see a tantrum or good tennis. Wimbledon inspired Safin's best tennis Wednesday as he pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far, eliminating the No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Published June 26, 2008

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Home run hitters Northwest Arkansas' Kila Kaaihue connects for one of the 13 home runs he hit in the home run derby before the Texas League All-Star game in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday night. Kaaihue had six home runs in the first round and seven in the second round but didn't make the final. Arkansas' Ben Johnson had five home runs in the first round, but didn't advance.

Published June 26, 2008

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Former Arkansas distance runner Christin Wurth-Thomas (right) was going to be content behind a desk after she graduated in 2003. But taking third in the 1,500 in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that year - and breaking her school record in the process - prompted another career track.

Published June 26, 2008

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Megan Wilson of Duluth, Ga., removes old roofing nails at a home on Shelly Drive in Little Rock while volunteering with World Changers on Tuesday afternoon. The nonprofit organization will be in Little Rock this week to make repairs to homes for the city's elderly and disabled.

Published June 26, 2008

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Gary Barket

Published June 26, 2008

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Lt. Gov. Bill Halter

Published June 26, 2008

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Pat O'Brien

Published June 26, 2008

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Wayne Watkins

Published June 26, 2008

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Iraqi civilians inspect damaged cars after a car bomb blast Wednesday in the Karrada neighborhood of central Baghdad.

Published June 25, 2008

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Paula Creamer is now the highest-ranked golfer in the Northwest Arkansas Championship field after Suzann Pettersen's withdrawal.

Published June 25, 2008

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Lindsay Davenport returns to Renata Voracova during Tuesday's first-round match at Wimbledon. Davenport was troubled by a sore knee that has bothered her in recent weeks, but won 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Published June 25, 2008

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Georgia's David Thoms loses the ball as he prepares to throw to first after getting out Fresno State's Danny Muno in the second inning.

Published June 25, 2008

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Former Arkansas runner Daniel Lincoln (left), who was the best in the country in the steeplechase from 2004-2006, hoped to make it back to the Olympics this year - he finished 11th in 2004 - but bone spur surgery has left him on the sidelines.

Published June 25, 2008

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Little Rock's Annette Fisher, the mother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher, will speak Thursday to players in the NBA Draft as a member of Mothers of Professional Basketball Players Inc.

Published June 24, 2008

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The wording on the Rufus K. Young African Methodist Episcopal Church is likely to change after the Little Rock church voted to leave the denomination over Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle's attempt to transfer the congregation's pastor.

Published June 24, 2008

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North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley explains the results of a federal violent crime prevention initiative at a news conference at the department's Detectives Division on Tuesday afternoon. The photos on the wall are suspects that have been apprehended.

Published June 24, 2008

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Tank Daniels, member of the New York Giants world championship team, speaks outside the River City Ministry in North Little Rock on Tuesday.

Published June 24, 2008

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Chakib Khelil (left), OPEC president, opens the OPEC meeting in March seated beside Abdalla el-Badri, the group's secretary-general. Khelil said Tuesday that oil producers see no need to raise the supply.

Published June 24, 2008

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A jogger passes the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington on Tuesday, where the Fed is meeting on the economy.

Published June 24, 2008

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Published June 24, 2008

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A sign indicating a reduced price is posted in front of a home for sale in East Palo Alto, Calif., in this May 2008 file photo.

Published June 24, 2008

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, is being rushed away by security during a departure ceremony for French President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife, both not seen, at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Tuesday in this photo released by the Government Press Office.

Published June 24, 2008

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Comedian George Carlin entertains the crowd May 1, 2003, at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima, Ohio.

Published June 23, 2008

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Defending men's singles champion Roger Federer of Switzerland easily defeated Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia in the first round of Wimbledon at the All England Club in London on Monday.

Published June 23, 2008

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Laura Berry and Camelia Smith study the route for the Air Race Classic, a transcontinental race for female pilots.

Published June 23, 2008

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Comedian George Carlin is shown in a promotional photo for the Fox comedy, The George Carlin Show in this 1993 photo originally released by Fox Broadcasting.

Published June 23, 2008

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Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe, speaks at a news conference in Harare on Sunday.

Published June 23, 2008

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Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle presides over the African Methodist Episcopal Arkansas annual conference extra session while Marcia Burns calls roll Saturday at Moody Chapel AME Church in Little Rock.

Published June 22, 2008

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Megan Vaughn of Lake Village chips onto the 10th green on her way to a victory over Fayetteville's Natalie Beach in the championship match of the Arkansas Match Play tournament Sunday at Harbor Oaks Golf Club in Pine Bluff.

Published June 22, 2008

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch negotiates turn No. 11 as he races in the Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 auto race at Infineon Raceway on Sunday in Sonoma, Calif.

Published June 22, 2008

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Gilbert Baker

Published June 22, 2008

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Robbie Wills

Published June 22, 2008

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Galaxy Office Furniture owners Ira Slover (center) and Wayne Hogan (second from right) answer questions about a hot-dog stand in front of their store. The North Little Rock City Council is being asked to approve the vendor cart to sell Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs.

Published June 22, 2008

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Elizabeth Smith (right) of Rogers signs a petition for the Secure Arkansas initiative that supporters want on the ballot this November. Scott Leachman (left) was collecting names Thursday outside the Arkansas State Revenue office on Southeast 28th Street in Bentonville.

Published June 22, 2008

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Mike Niggli, head of Sempra Energy's utilities business, points out features on a model of a solar dish.

Published June 22, 2008

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Home-security robot BANRYU-T73S, made by Fukuoka, Japan-based Tmsuk Co., performs during a joint news conference of four leading Japanese robot startups in Tokyo last week.

Published June 22, 2008

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A whitetail deer peers through brush, held by her curiosity long enough to be photographed by stealthy, slow-moving participants in a photo hike led by the Arkansas Outdoor Photographers Club on June 14.

Published June 22, 2008

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MALE ACADEMIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Adam Stowe

Published June 22, 2008

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FEMALE ACADEMIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Kelly Allison

Published June 22, 2008

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Georgia's Jake Crane (right) celebrates with teammates after a 10-8 victory over Stanford, advancing the Bulldogs to the best-of-3 final series in the College World Series. Georgia struck early, then held off a ninth-inning rally by the Cardinal.

Published June 22, 2008

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Mark Swaney, treasurer of the Green Party of Arkansas, calls the party's convention to order Saturday at Juanita's in Little Rock.

Published June 22, 2008

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Alexis McLaughlin, 5, tells James Branum, her uncle, that she thinks he is the real deal, as Eddie Hammers (back, from left) and Gary Barnes join in the Santa games Saturday in Blytheville.

Published June 22, 2008

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Mrs. David Carl Hill

Published June 22, 2008

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Mrs. Addison James Wright Dittrich

Published June 22, 2008

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Mrs. Marshall Strong Meggers

Published June 22, 2008

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Good water flows attracted a wide range of floaters to the Buffalo River last week.

Published June 21, 2008

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Arkansas outfielder Jordan Czarniecki was one of three Travelers to hit a home run in the division-cinching victory against Springfield on Tuesday. Czarniecki's came in the fifth and was one of his three hits that night.

Published June 21, 2008

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Juanita Nichols, sister of Tim "Dreads" Nichols, stands near a small memorial set up for Tim Nichols, who was shot and killed June 14.

Published June 21, 2008

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Jody Hagan dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast says hello to a girl Saturday at an adoption fair at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Published June 21, 2008

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Now equipped to carry bicycles, Central Arkansas Transit Authority buses are getting more riders this year.

Published June 21, 2008

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The rafting group was certain to be exposed to low temperatures and the cold water while running high-grade rapids.

Published June 21, 2008

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Mike Martindale purchases movies tickets for himself and his two sons from Orren Hargro at the Rave Motion Pictures theater on Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

Published June 21, 2008

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Alexis McLaughlin, 5, feels her uncle, Santa James Branum's, beard and tells him that she thinks he is the real Santa Claus because his beard is the longest. Santas Eddie Hammers, left, and Gary Barnes chuckle.

Published June 21, 2008

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Juan Pablo Montoya will be one of the favorites in Sunday's Toyota/ Save Mart 350 road course race at Sonoma, Calif.

Published June 21, 2008

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2008 Ford F-150 pickups are lined up in April at a Colorado dealership. Ford is delaying the introduction of the 2009 F-150s.

Published June 21, 2008

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Matthew Tannin, a former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge-fund manager, leaves the federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday.

Published June 21, 2008

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Northwest Arkansas shortstop Angel Sanchez is late fielding a throw from catcher Adam Donachie, allowing Arkansas' Jordan Czarniecki to steal second base in the third inning on Friday night.

Published June 21, 2008

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Barack Obama listens Friday during a meeting of Democratic governors at the Chicago History Museum.

Published June 21, 2008

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Julie Johnson Thompson of the state Department of Education is on hand Friday as Arkansas Education Commissioner Ken James presents results from the Benchmark Exam and the new Stanford Achievement Test that students took in the spring.

Published June 21, 2008

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The run of Jonesboro's Matt Walters in the Southern 18 Closed came to a halt Friday with a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 loss to Anderson Reed at the Burns Park Tennis Center in North Little Rock.

Published June 20, 2008

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West All-Stars Roger Jackson (left) of Siloam Springs and Gionni Harris of Fayetteville celebrate after Harris' first-quarter touchdown Friday night at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published June 20, 2008

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Scott McClellan, ex-White House press secretary, testifies Friday before the House Judiciary Committee about the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA identity.

Published June 20, 2008

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John Theis

Published June 20, 2008

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Hal Bass

Published June 20, 2008

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Lynnsee Provence is equally comfortable as an occasional movie actor and a driver on central Arkansas' dirt tracks.

Published June 20, 2008

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Dagebert toilet throne is carved from solid ash and embellished with hand-painted Moustier designs. As the lid is raised, a musical chime plays a tribute to the seventh-century French ruler.

Published June 20, 2008

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Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is sworn in to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday.

Published June 20, 2008

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Former Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee delivers a speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

Published June 20, 2008

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The Dagobert toilet throne is carved from solid ash. As the lid is raised, a musical chime plays. Price is $8,500.

Published June 20, 2008

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Roger Jackson

Published June 19, 2008

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A.J. Williams

Published June 19, 2008

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Fireworks explode over the Arkansas River to conclude the annual Pops on the River in this 2007 file photo.

Published June 19, 2008

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Federal agents exit 26 Federal Plaza with handcuffed former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager Matthew Tannin Thursday in New York.

Published June 19, 2008

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. greets labor leaders prior to the start of an economic round table discussion, Thursday.

Published June 19, 2008

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Jason Ricci

Published June 19, 2008

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Slices of watermelon line a table during the Hope Watermelon Festival in this 2004 file photo.

Published June 19, 2008

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The Rockin' Guys are: Rockin' Dan (from left), Rockin' Robin, Rockin' Donald and Rockin' Mark.

Published June 19, 2008

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Flyleaf is Pat Seals (from left), Sameer Bhattacharya, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Mosley and James Culpepper.

Published June 19, 2008

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Kansas State at Salina skipper, Jordan Holthaus (center) listens to instructions for the next test during the inspection of his teams solar boat while his teammates Edward Plett (left) and Todd Smalley (right) help to hold the boat in place at Lake Fayetteville in this 2007 file photo.

Published June 19, 2008

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Distinctive mah-jongg bracelets are among the finds at Private Collections in Capital Park.

Published June 19, 2008

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A Louis Armstrong print captures the right note of New Orleans. The framed art is available at New Orleans Antique and Jewelry Exchange.

Published June 19, 2008

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The cool vibe of Soho Modern includes furniture, lighting and decorator items.

Published June 19, 2008

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Furniture, a harp and paintings at New Orleans Antique and Jewelry Exchange reflect that city's ornate, sometimes gaudy and colorful character.

Published June 19, 2008

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Mimis Cafe (left) is among four chains with central Arkansas outlets on Parents Magazine's list of "10 Best Family Restaurant Chains." The list appears in the magazine's July issue, currently on newsstands.

Published June 19, 2008

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8-ounce petite Filet Mignon piled on a plate at Lulav in Little Rock.

Published June 19, 2008

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Actresses Alyssa Nicole Larson (left), Natalie Canerday, and Candyce Hinkle star in Murry's Dinner Playhouse show A Bad Year For Tomatoes, showing through July 13.

Published June 19, 2008

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Prudence (Meagan Good, left) separates from her husband and takes up with a player from another team, Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake, right) in The Love Guru.

Published June 19, 2008

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Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds) in Deal

Published June 19, 2008

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NATE TORRENCE as Lloyd and MASI OKA as Bruce in Get Smart.

Published June 19, 2008

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Guru Tugginmypudha (Ben Kingsley) shows off his tattooed acronym in The Love Guru.

Published June 19, 2008

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Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) has powers that rival those of Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk.

Published June 19, 2008

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Rosario (Kate del Castillo) tries to keep in touch with her son in Mexico while she works illegally in Los Angeles in Under the Same Moon.

Published June 19, 2008

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Ted Grey (Milo Ventimiglia) and Juliette Bath (Lauren Lee Smith) play a deadly game in Pathology.

Published June 19, 2008

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Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison) has a lot to learn in Deal.

Published June 19, 2008

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Smart but inexperienced Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and his skilled sidekick Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) use technology and brains to outwit the bad guys in Get Smart.

Published June 19, 2008

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Pitka (Mike Myers) must use his spiritual powers to restore nirvana to a messed-up marriage in The Love Guru.

Published June 19, 2008

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Dick Pants (John Oliver), Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba), Guru Pitka (Mike Myers), Rajneesh (Manu Narayan) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer) prepare to unleash serenity on the world in The Love Guru.

Published June 19, 2008

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (right) confers with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan after a photo session Wednesday at economic talks in Annapolis, Md.

Published June 19, 2008

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Matt Walters of Jonesboro, who found himself down 4-1 in the first set, won 11 of the next 12 games in a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Harry Menzines of North Carolina in the Southern Boys 18 Closed at Burns Park.

Published June 19, 2008

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For Rose Bud's Zach Prothro, making four pressure-packed free throws with the Class 3A state championship on the line, will be a story that will never get old.

Published June 19, 2008

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Adam Greenberg, one of the key free agents picked up by the Travelers, had the game-winning hit in Tuesday's clinching victory.

Published June 19, 2008

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U.S. Open winner Tiger Woods, who visibly grimmaced in pain several times during the tournament, will miss the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Published June 19, 2008

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Smoldering rubble is scattered Wednesday morning at the site of the former Owasso manufacturing plant in Benton, where a fire destroyed the building Tuesday evening.

Published June 19, 2008

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Helena Mayor James Valley

Published June 18, 2008

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Tracy Griffin, 26, explains why he had a water pump system switched from diesel to biofuel powered at Buron Griffin Farms in Helena-West Helena.

Published June 18, 2008

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Former Arkansas running back Cedric Cobbs works out during the University of Arkansas's pro day in March 2008.

Published June 18, 2008

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A pig that somehow floated or swam several miles from the flooded hog barns near Oakville, Iowa, walks on a portion of the levee to a sandbagged portion of levee near Kingston, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

Published June 18, 2008

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Chuck Ramsey demonstrates how a locking gas cap works.

Published June 18, 2008

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Timothy Howell

Published June 18, 2008

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Dianne Roberts holds a print of the Saline County Courthouse she drew at her gallery in downtown Benton. Roberts has done a series of pen-and-ink drawings depicting historic Saline County locations.

Published June 18, 2008

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Haylee, Brooke and Chandler Petty of Austin have turned go-kart racing into a biweekl ritual. Chandler, seated, was first to get into the sport last year, and younger sister Haylee and older sister Brooke have since joined him on the track.

Published June 18, 2008

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Leesa Gilmer, 15, practices CPR on "George" during the CPR portion of the Baby-Sitter's Camp held in Conway and sponsored by the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas Faulkner County Service Center.

Published June 18, 2008

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A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division provides instruction during a vehicle search class in the Radwaniya community of Baghdad. "They are a very proud people, and they want very much to protect their community," said 2nd Lt. Vincent Barber.

Published June 18, 2008

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During a vehicle search demonstration, a 'Sons of Iraq' student in Radwaniya opens the hood to begin the search. The SOI training was being conducted by 1st battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.

Published June 18, 2008

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Spc. Jason Stevenson (foreground), 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, serves as the demonstrator during personnel search training at a school in the Radwaniya community of Baghdad. "Our guys are very professional. . . great [enlisted leaders], and we're basically trying to teach them skills we've learned in our careers," said 2nd Lt. Vincent Barber.

Published June 18, 2008

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Members of the 'Sons of Iraq' participate in hands on training in Makasib with the 39th's 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment. The Soldiers are working to train the SOI to more effectively secure their own communities. "It's a win-win situation as they have a sense of pride for what they are doing, and they're able to provide us with valuable information that allows us to be that much more effective in our mission here," said Col. Kendall Penn, commander of the 39th."

Published June 18, 2008

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A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, shows his 'Sons of Iraq' students how to detain an individual during a personnel search. "They know the area, and the people in it. And when strangers come up to a checkpoint, they are very critical of them as to why they are in the area," said Col. Kendall Penn, commander of the 39th.

Published June 18, 2008

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Staff Sgt. Justin Fisher, of Hatfield, Arkansas, speaks with his interpreter while training the 'Sons of Iraq' on vehicle searches. Fisher is a member of 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Published June 18, 2008

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Staff Sgt. Justin Fisher, of Hatfield, Arkansas, provides 'weapons posture' training to members of the Sons of Iraq. Fisher is a member of 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. "Bottom line, we want the Iraqi citizens to own security of their country, and we're doing our part to ensure they have that opportunity," said Col. Kendall Penn, commander of the 39th.

Published June 18, 2008

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Staff Sgt. Justin Fisher, of Hatfield, Arkansas, provides 'weapons posture' training to members of the Sons of Iraq. "It's kind of like a friendship," said Fisher, who was leading the instruction on weapons posture on this day. Fisher is a member of 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Published June 18, 2008

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Taste Test. Sheik Abu Mohammad takes the first drink of water that has passed through his community's new water filtration system that was constructed in coordination with the 101st Airborne's 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment which is currently serving with the 39th Brigade.

Published June 18, 2008

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Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne dine with local sheiks from Radwaniya prior to the opening of the water purification system.

Published June 18, 2008

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Building Relationships. Lt. Col. David Burwell, commander of 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne dines with local sheiks from Radwaniya prior to the opening of the water purification system.

Published June 18, 2008

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Measure of success. A young boy takes a drink from the purified water coming from the new water purification system in Radwaniya. "Success of this project is defined by the fact that the Iraqi people were instrumental in bringing it to fruition," said Col. Kendall Penn-commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who serves as the Base Defense commander for Victory Base Complex in Baghdad and has operational command over the 320th Field Artillery Regiment.

Published June 18, 2008

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Ribbon Cutting. Sheik Abu Mohammed (left) and Lt. Col. David Burwell join in on the cutting of the ribbon to mark the opening of the water purification system. "If we want the Iraqi people to help themselves we need to simply listen to their needs," said Burwell.

Published June 18, 2008

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Clean Water. Sheik Abu Mohammed turns the valve to release water to test the new water purification system in Radwaniya. Speaking in his native Arabic tongue to a gathering of about 100 people, Abu Mohammad, a local sheik, pauses and allows the interpreter to catch up with him, "This is going to feed 150 homes with clean drinking water."

Published June 18, 2008

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Maj. Gen. William Wofford, Arkansas' adjutant general, and Glo Balch pin brigadier general insignia onto Brig. Gen. Travis D. Balch's uniform at a June 8 ceremony at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock. General Balch is the Arkansas Air National Guard's chief of staff. He is a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours in commercial, trainer, tanker and airlift aircraft.

Published June 18, 2008

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Pedestrian and vehicle traffic pass Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York, U.S., on Wednesday.

Published June 18, 2008

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Illinois Air National Guard members help fill sandbags along the Mississippi River in Quincy, Ill., Wednesday.

Published June 18, 2008

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The Discoverer Deep Seas drillship sits on station off the coast of Louisiana as Chevron drills for oil in the Gulf of Mexico in this 2006 file photo

Published June 18, 2008

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A farmer from the North Bottoms in Quincy Ill. moves his vehicles off his farm after a break in the Indian Graves levee Wednesday morning.

Published June 18, 2008

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President Bush, accompanied by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, makes a statement on energy Wednesday in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.

Published June 18, 2008

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Tiger Woods holds on to his left knee after teeing off on the second hole during the fourth round of the US Open championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego Sunday.

Published June 18, 2008

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Casey Karr of Elkins unloads a carload of corn Tuesday at Tyson Foods Inc.'s feed mill in Springdale. Each train car holds 220,000 pounds of corn, and it takes about 16 hours to unload 30 cars.

Published June 18, 2008

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LSU's Jared Mitchell (3), Micah Gibbs (33) and Buzzy Haydel celebrate Blake Dean's three-run, game-winning double against Rice on Tuesday at the College World Series.

Published June 18, 2008

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Arkansas Travelers base runner Jordan Czarniecki (right) tries to avoid Springfield Cardinals shortstop Tyler Greene after being caught between first and second base during Tuesday night's game at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Published June 18, 2008

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Boston's Ray Allen (20) and Eddie House rejoice in a 131-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, giving the Celtics their 17th NBA title. Allen had 26 points, making 7 of 9 shots from three-point range.

Published June 18, 2008

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Pulaski County Special School District Superintendent James Sharpe (left) listens Tuesday at the state Capitol as lawyer Sam Jones answers questions about state desegregation funding.

Published June 18, 2008

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Firefighters battle a large fire at an abandoned furniture factory Tuesday evening on Benton's south side. No injuries were reported

Published June 18, 2008

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A pig that somehow wound up several miles from flooded hog barns near Oakville, Iowa, makes its way up from the Mississippi River side of a sandbagged levee near Kingston, Iowa, on Tuesday.

Published June 17, 2008

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The East's Abby Bloom (left) of Pulaski Academy and the West's Amelia Villines of Green Forest battle for possession of the ball in the first half Tuesday night in Fayetteville. The East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars 2-0.

Published June 17, 2008

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Wayne Watkins

Published June 17, 2008

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Jerry West

Published June 17, 2008

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Former Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West had several looks at Kobe Bryant before making a decision to draft him. The final decision came after Bryant, still in high school, demolished former Lakers star Michael Cooper in a game of 1-on-1.

Published June 17, 2008

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Workers build a house in Omaha, Neb., in April. The Commerce Department on Tuesday reported a 3.3 percent decline in May home construction.

Published June 17, 2008

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Arkansas Travelers shortstop Wil Ortiz (left) talks with Travelers pitcher Doug Brandt in the fourth inning against the Springfield Cardinals in North Little Rock on Monday. Brandt gave up four earned runs in three innings as the Travelers lost 10-5 to drop a game back of Springfield.

Published June 17, 2008

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Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeno peppers.

Published June 17, 2008

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Brenda Glover (left), a member of the Hays Center Midlife Retreads, and Lou Vincent, with the Jacksonville Jitterbugs, try to see if Ann Pendergraft's toss scores during a June 10 game of beanbag baseball at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center in North Little Rock.

Published June 17, 2008

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University of Arkansas javelin thrower Luke Laird throws the javelin during the NCAA Division 1 2008 Outdoor Track and Field MidEast Regional at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.

Published June 17, 2008

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Park Avenue plan to be built by Strode Property

Published June 17, 2008

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Downtown Little Rock is reflected in the window of Community Bakery on Main Street just south of Interstate 630 on Monday.

Published June 16, 2008

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Kevin Martin

Published June 16, 2008

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A truck passes a petrochemical plant Monday in Deer Park, Texas. Light, sweet crude for July delivery rose to a trading record of $139.89 a barrel Monday but retreated slightly at the end of trading.

Published June 16, 2008

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Canadian actress Laura Harris reacts during an interview Monday at the Honda Motor Co. plant in Takanezawa, Tochigi prefecture. The car is the company's new FCX Clarity, a hydrogen fuel-cell car.

Published June 16, 2008

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Men retrieve a propane tank from a flooded cornfield Monday in Oakville, Iowa.

Published June 16, 2008

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Tiger Woods drops to his knees after missing a birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death after an 18-hole playoff at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Monday.

Published June 16, 2008

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Rocco Mediate said after his playoff loss to Tiger Woods that he wasn't upset with his play and that he left everything he had on the golf course.

Published June 16, 2008

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Published June 16, 2008

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Students use Intel Corp.'s Classmate PCs to learn English this year at the Nguyen Du Secondary School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Published June 15, 2008

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Jared Cavalier, owner of Segway of Ohio in Columbus, installs an accessory on a Segway transporter earlier this month.

Published June 15, 2008

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The Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. is just one of several household robots that have suffered close encounters with pets.

Published June 15, 2008

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The first northern snakehead fish found in Arkansas in a photo provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Published June 15, 2008

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Rick Davis (left), Richard McFadden and Ken Smith negotiate a newly opened section of the Buffalo River Trail.

Published June 15, 2008

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Bernie Quell pushes his mountain bike up one of many small hills on the Cane Creek Lake Trail, a new 15.5-mile loop at Cane Creek State Park.

Published June 15, 2008

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Associated Press Supporters of Hillary Clinton listen to her concession speech on June 7 at the National Building Museum in Washington

Published June 15, 2008

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David Calder and Jodie McNee play the main characters Lear and Cordelia in King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Published June 15, 2008

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Mrs. Gregory Dane McCarroll

Published June 15, 2008

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Mrs. David Paul Boguslawski

Published June 15, 2008

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Mrs. Ivan Aldea-Venegas

Published June 15, 2008

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Mrs. Yao Wang

Published June 15, 2008

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer inspects unapproved medicines at John F. Kennedy Airport in Jamaica, N.Y., earlier this year.

Published June 15, 2008

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Jeff Corr shot 68 Saturday and is in a second-place tie with Jesse Hutchens after three rounds of the NGA Hooters Daisy Classic in Rogers.

Published June 15, 2008

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Ben Briscoe took the third-round lead in the NGA Hooters Tour Daisy Classic at Lost Springs Golf Club in Rogers on Saturday. Briscoe shot a 68 for a three-round total of 15-under-par 198 to take a four-stroke lead.

Published June 15, 2008

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Tiger Woods and the crowd at Torrey Pines in San Diego celebrate after Woods made an eagle on the par-5 13th following a bogey on No. 12 on Saturday. Woods eagled the 18th hole as well to take the outright lead at 3-under 210 after 54 holes.

Published June 15, 2008

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Darrell Foster (right) consoles his sister-in-law Donna Nichols after her brother was shot and killed in North Little Rock on 15th Street near Vestal Park.

Published June 15, 2008

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Kevin Lingard checks the air compressor on his patrol truck before heading back to the interstate to check for stranded motorists.

Published June 15, 2008

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Arkansas Coach John McDonnell, who coached the Razorbacks for the last time this weekend, said he might not begin missing the sport until the fall.

Published June 15, 2008

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Huntsville High School won its second consecutive sports shooting title last week. Members of the team (from left) are Cord Riley, Coach Jerick Hutchingon, Trent Holcomb, Caleb Perry, Coach Steve Johnson, Caleb Reeves and Wyatt Young. Not pictured is Coach Randy Riley.

Published June 14, 2008

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Rick Stillman and his wife, Tanya, look over coupons at their kitchen table in Maumelle. The Stillmans are feeling the effects of rising prices for gasoline and food.

Published June 14, 2008

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American Red Cross Disaster Action Team members Ondra Phillips (left) and Anna Owens prepare Saturday to leave Little Rock for Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they will help flooding victims.

Published June 14, 2008

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Geneva Ruff of Fayetteville helps her daughter Alyssa, 4, with her foam bat Saturday during Bat-O-Rama at Devil's Den State Park.

Published June 14, 2008

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Buildings and debris are seen Saturday floating against a railroad bridge in the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Published June 14, 2008

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Michael Towle (left), Brian Waldron (center) and Maria Beatrice Magnani pull a line of plastic tubing Wednesday as they travel the Mississippi River mapping possible fault lines to help predict earthquakes.

Published June 14, 2008

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Tye Herring grabs a bite of yogurt before the Tour de Rock in Burns Park on Saturday morning.

Published June 14, 2008

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., goes for a bike ride in Chicago, Sunday.

Published June 14, 2008

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Eleven-year Junior League of North Little Rock member Risa Ratliff was honored by the league in May with a scholarship in her name.

Published June 14, 2008

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"I always liked history because I always thought of it as a very long story, the beginning of which went back further than I can imagine and the ending of which hasn't been written," Gabe Gentry.

Published June 14, 2008

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Teacher Yvonne Koehler (top hands) and student Marissa Pacheco, 12, play a duet in Koehler's studio at Central Arkansas Music Academy, inside Carolyn's Keyboard Corner on Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock.

Published June 14, 2008

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Don't eat this one! It's the poisonous Amanita bisporigera mushroom, known as the "destroying angel," said Jay Justice, president of the Arkansas Mycological Society.

Published June 14, 2008

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Jay Justice, president of the Arkansas Mycological Society, identified this as a red chanterelle mushroom.

Published June 14, 2008

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Travelers use a Delta Air Lines self-serve kiosk at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, Ky., in May.

Published June 14, 2008

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Tiger Woods, displaying his familiar fist pump, overcame another slow start at the U.S. Open on Friday, but finished strong with a string of birdies to finish 36 holes at 2 under par, one shot behind Stuart Appleby.

Published June 14, 2008

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Tiger Woods, displaying his familiar fist pump, overcame another slow start at the U.S. Open on Friday, but finished strong with a string of birdies to finish 36 holes at 2 under par, one shot behind Stuart Appleby.

Published June 14, 2008

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Arkansas' Katie Stripling received some criticism after gaining entry into the NCAA Outdoor Championships, but her third-place finish in the final of the pole vault might have quieted her doubters.

Published June 14, 2008

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Sherryl Cooley (left) helps Mary Breeden with a computer lesson Thursday at Arkansas Northeastern College in Leachville.

Published June 14, 2008

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A woman in Kufa, Iraq, holds up a portrait of anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during a rally Friday against a U.S.-Iraqi security pact. Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki said talks on the pact are at a stalemate.

Published June 14, 2008

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Arkansas Travelers catcher Brian Walker (right) collides with Tulsa's Dexter Fowler at home plate in the 3rd inning in a wrestling match that led to a bench-clearing confrontation between the two teams.

Published June 13, 2008

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Golfer Tiger Woods celebrates after a successful putt on the 13th hole on day two of the 108th U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. on Friday.

Published June 13, 2008

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Arkansas triple jumper Nkosinza Balumbu took only one jump but qualified for the triple jump final today at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Published June 13, 2008

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Bill Gray

Published June 13, 2008

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Ryan Newman's future is uncertain because his contract with Penske Racing is expiring and his primary sponsor, Little Rock-based Alltel, is being bought by Verizon.

Published June 13, 2008

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Volunteers fill sandbags Friday in Coralville, Iowa, as floodwaters continue to rise.

Published June 13, 2008

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Oquze Hampton and his pre-kindergarten classmates bounce in an inflatable castle during a celebration Friday at Mabelvale Elementary School in Little Rock.

Published June 13, 2008

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Anchorman Carlos Raul Paredes prepares for a Fort Myers, Fla., Spanish-language newscast in a Little Rock studio in this June 27, 2007, photo.

Published June 13, 2008

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Nya Wilkins, 8, wears a patriotic hat as her grandmother Cheryl Freeman decorates a car for a Vacation Bible School kick-off parade at Second Baptist Church on John Barrow Road.

Published June 13, 2008

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Heirloom tomatoes such as this Marglobe, grown at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, have made a big comeback.

Published June 13, 2008

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Darius WInston

Published June 13, 2008

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Firefighting families: back row, from left, Dirk Sutterfield, Bart Castleberry, Larry Sanders, Wayne Hartess and Mark Ledbetter. Front row, from left, Tyler Castleberry, Rodney Sanders, Clay Hartness and Ty Ledbetter.

Published June 13, 2008

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Becky Baker feeds one of her alpaca that she and her husband, Tom, breed at their Pocahontas ranch, one of the only alpaca ranches in northeast Arkansas.

Published June 13, 2008

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Morgan Goodwin, 11, who just finished his fifth-grade school year at Salem Elementary, was awarded the President's Award for Educational Excellence. Morgan will begin taking pre-AP classes next year.

Published June 13, 2008

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Bill Gray

Published June 13, 2008

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The vertical stabilizer on the shuttle Discovery is seen Friday in this image taken from NASA TV. The shuttle crew noticed an object floating away from the orbiter and then discovered a small protrusion on the rudder section of the stabilizer. Engineers said the protrusion might be a small piece of thermal insulation sticking out.

Published June 13, 2008

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A Delta Airlines jet takes off at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, Ken.

Published June 13, 2008

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The tomato is the No. 1 crop grown in home gardens.

Published June 13, 2008

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Rising water from the Cedar River forced the evacuation of a hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday, while residents of more than 3,000 homes fled for higher ground.

Published June 13, 2008

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Camp Delta on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was set up in 2002 to hold people with suspected ties to al-Qaida.

Published June 13, 2008

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A young Old Navy shopper looks at clothes at an Old Navy store in Redwood City, Calif. in this June 2008 file photo.

Published June 12, 2008

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U.S. trooper jogs at the tent city which makes up the legal complex of the U.S. Military Commissions, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, in this June 2008 file photo.

Published June 12, 2008

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Park goers slide headfirst down the Rapid Falls Raceway at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs. The raceway is new this year.

Published June 12, 2008

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Kacie Allen, 7, fills her cup at a free soda station at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls. The park began offering free Pepsi products, as well as sunscreen and water tube rental, last year.

Published June 12, 2008

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Arkansas Twister, an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster, was part of the original Magic Springs amusement park. Nestled in a corner of the park next to a high ridge of the Ouachita Mountains, the coaster barrels up and down the track at 50 mph.

Published June 12, 2008

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Riders enter a tube slide in the Seven Falls Slide Tower. The tower, which has three speed slides, four tube slides and two tube bowls, opened in 2007.

Published June 12, 2008

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Shelby Williamson, 13, (left) and Lizzie Hair, 13, screech as Dr. Dean's Rocket Machine whisks them upward. The vertical free-fall ride shoots riders 100-feet in the air before it plummets back down to the ground.

Published June 12, 2008

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Pine Bluff rapper Goines will re-team with his Suga City cohort Arkansas Bo for the June edition of the Conduit Entertainment Chill series, today at The Rev Room.

Published June 12, 2008

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Mates of State are Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner

Published June 12, 2008

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre performers Marin Miller and Chris Crawford rehearse for Romeo and Juliet, one of three plays featured in this year's Shakespeare Theatre Festival. The festival runs through June 29.

Published June 12, 2008

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Cowboy Mouth is Regina Zernay (from left), Jonathan Pretus, Fred Le- Blanc and John Thomas Griffith.

Published June 12, 2008

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Michael Johnathon

Published June 12, 2008

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Quattro Stagioni (Four Seasons) is one of 12 pizzas on ZaZa's menu, along with 10 salads including The Asian. About 20 flavors of gelato are available.

Published June 12, 2008

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Pete Morton

Published June 12, 2008

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Michelle Anderson relaxes in the Crystal Cove Wave Pool.

Published June 12, 2008

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Interior of the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock

Published June 12, 2008

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Director M. Night Shyamalan sets up a shot on location for The Happening

Published June 12, 2008

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Elliot (Mark Wahlberg) and Alma (Zooey Deschanel) take a closer look at a growing problem in The Happening.

Published June 12, 2008

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The force of rage known as the Hulk (Edward Norton) storms the streets of New York in The Incredible Hulk.

Published June 12, 2008

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Elliot (Mark Wahlberg), Alma (Zooey Deschanel) and Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) take refuge from an inexplicable threat in The Happening.

Published June 12, 2008

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Dr. Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) and Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) watch the awesome power displayed by the Hulk.

Published June 12, 2008

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Phantom (John Turturro) is a notorious Palestinian terrorist in You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

Published June 12, 2008

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Irene (Audrey Tautou) allows Jean (Gad Elmaleh) to indulge her in Priceless.

Published June 12, 2008

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Scouts and their families hug outside the West Harrison High School in Mondamin, Iowa, Thursday morning where they were reunited with their relatives.

Published June 12, 2008

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Spencer McCorkel clears the bar during one of his jumps in the prelims of the mens pole vaulter during the first day of the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Published June 11, 2008

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Louis Butler

Published June 11, 2008

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Freddie Fairchild

Published June 11, 2008

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An SUV drives past the Shell Station on the corner of JFK Blvd. and A Street in North Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.

Published June 11, 2008

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Patricia Eaton, of Fayetteville, fills up her car Tuesday morning at the BP gas station at the corner of Crossover and Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville.

Published June 11, 2008

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Members of the National Guard, in almost waist-deep floodwater, sandbag a sewage pumping station as water from the Cedar River continues to rise Wednesday in Vinton, Iowa.

Published June 11, 2008

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Harpist Shana Norton and "tractor-player," Richard Rosenberg take a bow after their Saturday morning performance of "Beauty and the Beast." The performance was in conjunction with the Hot Springs Music Festival.

Published June 11, 2008

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Steve Willbanks, president and chief executive officer of Community Service Inc., said the agency helps good kids who have made bad decisions.

Published June 11, 2008

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Cabot Mayor Eddie Joe Williams stands in front of a field that will be the site for a new, 30,000-square-foot National Guard readiness center on the north side of town. Legislation is under way that would provide $10.8 million in federal funding for the project. It would be the first new readiness center in Arkansas since 2005.

Published June 11, 2008

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Lifeguard Chase Joyner watches at the base of the Rapid Falls Raceway at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs.

Published June 10, 2008

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Saffron threads and paprika give Chicken, Shrimp and Chorizo Paella its rich, golden color.

Published June 10, 2008

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Patrick Oliver (center) talks about comic books in a meeting that includes volunteer Sean McIntosh (left) and Kavin Alexander, 12.

Published June 10, 2008

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Arkansas junior Nkosinza Balumbu competes in the triple jump May 31 during the NCAA Mideast Regional at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.

Published June 10, 2008

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Mitchell Johnson

Published June 10, 2008

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Ron and Carol Calcagni with Sue and Kenny Vestal

Published June 10, 2008

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Gennifer Flowers, right, laughs as she and Paula Jones are interviewed in front of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Monday.

Published June 10, 2008

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Tim Hutchinson

Published June 9, 2008

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Donna Hutchinson

Published June 9, 2008

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A woman prays Monday while a police officer holds a flowers to offer for the victims of the Sunday stabbing rampage at Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district.

Published June 9, 2008

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Larry Wornock of the Arkansas Bureau of Standards tests a gas pump's calibration at the Citgo Flash Market in Sherwood last week.

Published June 9, 2008

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Hug Radler (left) watches as his son Sawyer tees off on the sixth hole during the ASGA Monk Wade father-son golf tournament at Fayetteville Country Club on Monday.

Published June 9, 2008

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The Eagles released their biggest album, Hotel California, in 1976. This photo was taken a year later. Pictured are Don Henley (from left), Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey and Don Felder.

Published June 9, 2008

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Michael B. Donley

Published June 9, 2008

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Gen. Norton Schwartz

Published June 9, 2008

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Robin Clark

Published June 8, 2008

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Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in straight sets Sunday to win the French Open in Paris for the third consecutive year.

Published June 8, 2008

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This artist's rendering by Hight-Jackson Associates PA gives a preview of the campus for the new Siloam Springs High School.

Published June 8, 2008

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Unfamiliar exercises like the BOSU Cable Curl give Aimee Berry a welcome challenge when her workout becomes a little stale.

Published June 8, 2008

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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, holds up a Kindle electronic reading device last year in New York.

Published June 8, 2008

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Chris Martin, an employee at the Kearney Research and Extension Center in Parlier, Calif., tastes orange samples.

Published June 8, 2008

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Published June 8, 2008

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Matt Lambert

Published June 7, 2008

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Mary Pat Hardin

Published June 7, 2008

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Arkansas Travelers broadcaster Phil Elson showed off some of his long-ago playing skills last week when he snagged a couple of foul balls that flew into his booth at Dickey-Stephens Park.

Published June 7, 2008

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Melissa Myers Hendricks, co-chairman of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's Passion For Fashion fundraiser Monday, poses on the runway set of the Rep's current show, Fire on the Mountain.

Published June 7, 2008

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Dr. James Graham at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Published June 7, 2008

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Marin Miller (top) and Chris Crawford show the price of true love as they rehearse Romeo and Juliet for the Arkansas Shakespeare festival.

Published June 7, 2008

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Well, there they go again. Zombies run in the 2004 remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

Published June 7, 2008

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Kym Good of Fayetteville looks at OP T-shirts at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rogers last month.

Published June 7, 2008

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Pete Moery (left) and his father, Bryan Moery, explain how a GPS is used to build levees in their rice field near Wynne.

Published June 7, 2008

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Standing in the cotton fields of southeast Arkansas, Lakeport Plantation is a fine example of a Delta plantation.

Published June 7, 2008

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Jim McKay

Published June 7, 2008

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, greets supporters at the National Building Museum in Washington on Saturday as she suspends her campaign.

Published June 7, 2008

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Big Brown ridden by Kent Desormeaux crosses the finish line to win the 133rd Preakness horse race at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2008, in Baltimore.

Published June 6, 2008

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Regular unleaded gasoline is priced at $4.07 a gallon Friday at a station in Somerville, N.J.

Published June 6, 2008

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U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (left), D-Ill., talks Friday with Barack Obama during a stop at an Olympics rally in Chicago.

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Southern Baptists gather for their annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., in 2006.

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Missionaries Christie Shockley, Sarah Beall and Joshua Beall walk along the streets of Olomouc, Czech Republic.

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The Rev. Steven Tiner, pastor of Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock, has joined the Arkansas Queen crew.

Published June 6, 2008

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The Rev. Linda White displays one of her scrapbooks. White's church, Park Hill Christian in North Little Rock, is hosting a scrapbook workshop called a "crop" on June 20-21.

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A talking cow named "Bessie" greets visitors to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.

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Avery Willis of Bella Vista, a member of Bella Vista Baptist Church, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Published June 6, 2008

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The $27,000 Omega has vertical hydromassage, steam, bath, shower, waterfall and aromatherapy functions plus high-tech controls.

Published June 6, 2008

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Actress Queen Latifah excites the crowd at the beginning of the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting Friday at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published June 6, 2008

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Board chairman James E. Lindsey makes a statement during a discussion concerning the purchase of Fayetteville High School property during a University of Arkansas board of trustees meeting Friday.

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Jetta Soaking Art tub

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Visiting the Troops. Maj. Gen. William Wofford, adjutant general of the Arkansas Army National Guard (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Debbie Collins, command sergeant major for the Arkansas National Guard visit with Sgt. Ryan Schwarz in Baghdad, Iraq at Camp Victory. "It's a big morale boost," said Schwarz. "These are the highest ranking people we report to on the military side of the house, and it makes you feel good that folks back home are willing to check on you."

Published June 6, 2008

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Ugandan Soldier. Maj. Gen. William Wofford and Command Sgt. Major Debbie Collins visit with a Soldier from Uganda who works with the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Victory Base in Baghdad, Iraq. Over 600 Soldiers from Uganda assist in the base defense operations-providing security in the perimeter towers.

Published June 6, 2008

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Top Chef. Staff Sgt. Chris Platt, from Heber Springs, takes a break from his job to visit with the adjutant general of Arkansas, Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford. Platt, who is deployed to Iraq as a member of the 39th Brigade's Company C, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, is serving as the chef for the Joint Visitor's Bureau hotel in Baghdad.

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On the Move. Maj. Gen. William Wofford and Command Sgt. Maj. Debbie Collins return to their vehicle after visiting Soldiers in a base defense tower. "I can't say enough about the heart and soul of our Soldiers," said a tired sergeant major who was still feeling the effects of jetlag from the day prior. "They give 110-percent, and they give much more than they'll ever get back-that's the quality of our Soldiers in Arkansas.

Published June 6, 2008

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Long Flight. Maj. Gen. William Wofford arrives in Baghdad to visit with his Soldiers who are deployed with the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. "It's important for our troops to realize folks back home really care about what they are doing here in Iraq. I mean, really care," said Wofford. "It's good for me to take back to the senior staff in Arkansas what's going on here in Iraq, because the dynamics of this war are changing."

Published June 6, 2008

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Briefing the General. Spc. Cody Woodall, of New Hope, Ark., and a member of the 39th's 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, shows Maj. Gen. William Wofford the view of his battlespace from inside his tower position. "Regardless of the mission of each individual company, each Soldier, we are performing missions that are important for the overall effort here in Iraq," said General Wofford. "And now I've seen, with my own eyes, dedicated troops like Spc. Woodall who want nothing more than to serve their country and make their Family proud. That's encouraging."

Published June 6, 2008

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Command Group. Pictured from left to right, Lt. Col. Scott Stanger (executive officer for the 39th), Col. Kendall Penn (commander), Maj. Gen. William Wofford (adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard), Command Sgt. Maj. Deborah Collins (state command sergeant major), and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Veazey (command sergeant major for the 39th) pose for a picture at the headquarters for base defense at Victory Base Complex where Penn is in command.

Published June 6, 2008

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Little Rock Animal Service officer Bernard Bracely apprehends one of several pit bulls on the property of Little Rock School Board member Dianne Curry on Thursday.

Published June 5, 2008

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Laynie Satterfield shows his war medals from his time in the Army during WWII. Satterfield is one of the founders of a group of D-Day veterans who meet annually in Conway.

Published June 5, 2008

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FILE — 06/05/2008 — Former Little Rock Bishop Andrew J. McDonald reaches out to lay hand upon new Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock Anthony Basil Taylor during Taylor's ordination service Thursday afternoon at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Published June 5, 2008

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In this photograph of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the U.S. Military, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed attends his arraignment at the U.S. Military Commissions, at Guantanamo Bay .

Published June 5, 2008

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan in this file photo from March 1, 2003.

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Michael Wynne

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Gen. T. Michael Moseley

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Thinking he has completed his kung fu training, giant panda Po (JACK BLACK) is offered a dumpling reward in Kung Fu Panda

Published June 5, 2008

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The headquarters for Verizon Communications Inc. is shown in midtown Manhattan in this 2005 file photo.

Published June 5, 2008

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In this image reviewed by the U.S. Military, observers are escorted by U.S. troopers toward the entrance to the war crimes courthouse at Camp Justice, the legal complex of the U.S. Military Commissions, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Thursday.

Published June 5, 2008

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Passengers check-in for their Continental Airlines flights at George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport Thursday in Houston.

Published June 5, 2008

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Ralph Hyman as Sweeney Todd, Kathryn Pryor as Mrs. Lovett and Zachary Hickman as Tobias rehearse a scene in The Weekend Theater's latest production, Sweeney Todd, opening tonight.

Published June 5, 2008

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Reckless Kelly is Jay Nazz (from left), Cody Braun, Willy Braun, Dave Abeyta and Jim McFeely.

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Members of the band Silverton - Jessica Hendrick (center), Haley Mattox and Phillip Huddleston - perform for visitors to the River Market District.

Published June 5, 2008

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There are plenty of places to sit and dine in the River Market's redesigned Ottenheimer Market Hall.

Published June 5, 2008

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Visitors to the River Market District stroll down President Clinton Avenue. On the cover: The Farmers Market, offering a variety of affordable produce and more, continues to be a big draw for the River Market District.

Published June 5, 2008

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Chapter 33: Erring: A Postmodern A/theology Mark C. Taylor and "Flipping Out" by Tom Richard.

Published June 5, 2008

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Chapter 39: The Cartesian Masculinization of Thought Susan Bardo and WWE

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Gina's for Four sushi boat

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Hunan Shrimp at Gina's Chinese Kitchen & Sushi Bar

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Michael Burks

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Danny Hunter, checks out a classic car before the start of a press conference announcing the Hot Rod Power Tour that is coming to Little Rock in this June 2007 file photo.

Published June 5, 2008

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Razormack, host of the Maxximum Impact show today at Downtown Music Hall

Published June 5, 2008

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Claude Bourbon

Published June 5, 2008

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Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) lets his imagination run wild in Son of Rambow.

Published June 5, 2008

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Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) wields a crayon with class in Sex and the City.

Published June 5, 2008

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Zohan (Adam Sandler) is an Israeli commando who yearns for a different life in You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

Published June 5, 2008

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PANDAPo (voice of Jack Black, left) is a giant panda who sees his dreams come true when he gets the chance to train with martial-arts master Shifu (voice of Dustin Hoffman, clockwise from bottom left) and the Furious Five - Viper (voice of Lucy Liu), Crane (voice of David Cross) Mantis (voice of Seth Rogen), Monkey (voice of Jackie Chan) and Tigress (voice of Angelina Jolie) - in Kung Fu Panda.

Published June 5, 2008

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Krisha Williams Turbeville

Published June 4, 2008

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Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe

Published June 4, 2008

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A United Airlines plane leaves San Francisco International Airport In this July 2006 file photo.

Published June 4, 2008

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Iraqi men carry an injured man as a U.S. soldier secures the area, after a car bomb explosion, in Ash Sha'b neighborhood, northern Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday.

Published June 4, 2008

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Beef-Tomato-Macaroni Casserole, made with ingredients from a dollar store, is like Hamburger Helper, but you control the ingredients.

Published June 3, 2008

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Tre' McDonald (right), 14, makes three red balls appear to slip through solid cups under the watch of Mark Lohmann (left), 15, and teacher Christy Henson.

Published June 3, 2008

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Cilene Bezerra Sobrinho photographs Vania Silva as she signs the guest book at the Walton Visitors Center in Bentonville on Tuesday. Both are Wal-Mart associates from Brazil.

Published June 3, 2008

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Katie Stripling

Published June 3, 2008

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Ouachita Baptist left fielder Chad Taylor makes a driving catch during Saturday's 6-2 loss to Mount Olive at the NCAA Division II College World Series in Saguet, Ill.

Published June 3, 2008

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Greg Hatcher presents his case to sanction wrestling in public schools to the Arkansas Activities Association in December.

Published June 3, 2008

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Rick Dutrow, trainer for Belmont favorite, Big Brown.

Published June 3, 2008

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New Hummers sit on a dealer lot in Benton on Tuesday. Rick Wagoner, chief executive for GM, said Tuesday the automaker may sell the Hummer unit or radically redevelop the vehicles.

Published June 3, 2008

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State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (right), and state Rep. Mike Kenney, R-Siloam Springs, attend a Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee meeting Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Published June 3, 2008

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., boards his plane with his wife in Chicago on Tuesday.

Published June 3, 2008

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Washing machines are lined up for sale at a Sears store in Berlin, Vt., in this May 2008 file photo. Orders for manufactured goods, including appliances and heavy machinery, posted a surprisingly strong increase in April as demand rose across a number of industries.

Published June 3, 2008

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., shakes hands at a campaign event in Yankton, S.D., Monday.

Published June 3, 2008

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Ron Huery

Published June 2, 2008

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Robin Clark stands outside Little Rock District Court on Monday. She was charged with being intoxicated in October when she was driving a school bus on a Little Rock field trip.

Published June 2, 2008

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Ross McGinnis

Published June 2, 2008

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President Bush pauses Monday after presenting the Medal of Honor to Tom and Romayne McGinnis, the parents of Army Pfc. Ross McGinnis.

Published June 2, 2008

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A crew works on an underground vault to house pipes and cables as part of a $37 million project at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Published June 2, 2008

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Senior Sales Associate Marcus Bolden works behind the counter at The Sharper Image on Chenal Parkway Monday afternoon.

Published June 2, 2008

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Members of the Little Rock Police Department SWAT team talk Monday afternoon before approaching a house at 4106 Bruno Road, where Terrick Washington refused to come out. Once officers fired tear gas into the house, Washington walked out the front door and surrendered.

Published June 2, 2008

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Wilma Young works on the hair of Gloria Weatherspoon at her new location for Wilma's Cosmetics and Pampering Salon at the National Plaza Shopping Center.

Published June 2, 2008

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Sgt. Michelle Pierce of North Little Rock (left) helps Spec. Samantha Light fill out re-enlistment papers at COB Adder-Tallil, Iraq, earlier this week. Pierce -- mother of two sons, Ethan, 7, and Tyler, 4, of Cabot -- is a member of Delta Company, 39th Brigade Support Battalion, which is attached to 1st Squadron, 151st Cavalry Regiment of the Arkansas Army National Guard. The Squadron is serving in southern Iraq and provides security for supply convoys.

Published June 2, 2008

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Sgt. Michelle Pierce of North Little Rock dons her gear before close marksmanship training in Kuwait recently. Pierce -- mother of two sons, Ethan, 7, and Tyler, 4, of Cabot -- is a member of Delta Company, 39th Brigade Support Battalion, which is attached to 1st Squadron, 151st Cavalry Regiment of the Arkansas Army National Guard. The Squadron is serving in southern Iraq and provides security for supply convoys.

Published June 2, 2008

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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Jason Giorgini, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, examines the intake and propeller of a C-130 Hercules engine for damage here, May 19. Ensuring the engine is clear of debris is vital to the operability of the engine and could potentially cause failure during flight if any debris is left behind. Sergeant Giorgini is deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Published June 2, 2008

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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Jason Giorgini, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, looks at the engine exhaust of a C-130 Hercules to check for any maintenance issues here, May 19. The 332 EAMXS provides combat-ready aircraft to support coalition forces throughout Iraq. Sergeant Giorgini is deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Published June 2, 2008

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., waves during a rally at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. Sunday.

Published June 2, 2008

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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., waves toward members of the media from a car at the Kennedy family's compound, in Hyannis Port, Mass., in this May 2008 file photo.

Published June 2, 2008

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Pakistan security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion at the Danish Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday.

Published June 2, 2008

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Arrays of parabolic mirrors reflect sunrays to generate electricity at FPL Group Inc.'s solar thermal plant in Kramer Junction, Calif., in this photo provided by the company.

Published June 1, 2008

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A customer tries out an iPhone at a store in Salt Lake City.

Published June 1, 2008

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Marat Zaidman examines a Blu-ray DVD player at a Best Buy store last week in Los Angeles.

Published June 1, 2008

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Tom Ezell Splits his commute to work between his car and bicycle.

Published June 1, 2008