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Pittsburgh Steelers' Antwaan Randle El, left, catches a pass over Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields during the second quarter of the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 2/6/11

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Vacant lots peppered Rivertown, a St. Joe Co.’s development in Jacksonville, Fla., last fall as the state struggled with a faltering housing market.

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Trey Bennett, a junior at Atkins, is one of the best guards in his classification, said his coach, Craig Pinion. Members of Bennett’s family on his father’s side, the Bobos, have a long tradition of athletic excellence in Atkins.

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Zac Cerrato of Little Rock, front, gives his shotgun a final check while he and his grandfather Eddie Cerrato of Cabot wait for ducks to fly in. Zac would only get off four shots on his last hunt of the season, but none of them landed a duck.

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Arkansas walnut makes for a beautiful, deep color on Steven Garrison’s wooden shells.

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Sid King of Clinton stands near his “jambulance,” a converted ambulance that plays music. King purchased the jambulance several years ago and brings it to community events in the Clinton area to promote his radio station.

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Shawn Basinger shows off some of the BMX bikes at Basinger Bikes in Cabot.

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Pearl Gordon, from left, former Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim, Gov. Mike Beebe, Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher, Little Rock Air Force Base commander Col. Michael Minihan, Col. Glen Masset, Melody Toney and Mike Wilson cut the ribbon Wednesday for the Jacksonville-Little Rock Air Force Base University Center.

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Andrew Miller, from left, Keely Futterer and Darren Drone accept the encouragement award at the Arkansas district auditions for the Metropolitan Opera.

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Trey Bennett, a junior at Atkins, is one of the best guards in his classification, said his coach, Craig Pinion. Members of Bennett's family on his father's side, the Bobos, have a long tradition of athletic excellence in Atkins.

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Henderson State athletes applaud a motivational message from Sally Carder, president of National Park Community College and former athlete and alumna of Henderson State. She addressed the group of students in Garrison Lecture Hall on Tuesday.

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Gwen Simpson, left, executive director of the Christian Community Care Clinic in Benton, chats with pharmacy tech volunteer Stephanie Duke.

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Arkadelphia artist Thomas Fernandez poses in front of his painting Ghosts with his mother, Deborah Fernandez, left, and his great-aunt Betty Robinson, right, during the opening night reception for the 53rd annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

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In this Dec. 1, 2010 photo, Mike Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart, participates in an interview at The Associated Press, in New York.

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**FILE**Comedians Tommy, left, and Dick Smothers are shown on April 5, 1969. Their often raucous variety show was canceled by CBS in 1969 after the network grew uncomfortable with social commentary, including opposition to the Vietnam War. The legacy of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and other shows is explored 10 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, in a TV Land documentary about political content in television --"Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics." (AP Photo)

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Spirit Trickey at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

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Honoree Kiehl cq Frazier (center), Shiloh Christian High School, with Haden Gilder and Josh Floyd

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Honoree Raymond Webber, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, with Pearl Clark and Matthew Price

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Melissa Vitale and Matthew Hutchinson in Fort Smith Little Theatre production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," opening Feb. 10

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A patrol officer checks out damage to a school Saturday in Si Sa Ket province, Thailand, after fighting along the Cambodian border.

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Squirrel season doesn’t end in Arkansas until the end of February, and if a hunter has patience and doesn’t mind sitting still in the cold weather for about 15 minutes, plenty of squirrels can be found on bare trees in the woods.

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Vienna's Opera offers live broadcasts of its performances for free throughout the months of May, June, September, and October.

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Spike Lee to continue Distinguished Lecture series 1 colms

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Ronald Reagan stops in Little Rock in 1988. Beside him (right) is John Paul Hammerschmidt, a Republican who was Arkansas’ 3rd District congressman from 1967-93.

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Joseph Kopecky, center, from Hope, warms his friends Kim Howard, left, from Mineral Springs, and Jacob Wells, from Little Rock, who chose to run shirtless in the River Trail 15K on Saturday in North Little Rock.

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ANTHONY HOPKINS as Father Lucas in New Line Cinema��s psychological thriller ��THE RITE,�� a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/WILLIAM MOORE Theresa Barrera (sitting) and Elise Mitchell pose Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. They are the chairs for the American Heart Association's upcoming Heart Gala.

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Former Republican vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Palin was the headline speaker for the Ronald Reagan Centennial celebration opening reception hosted by the Young Americans Foundation.

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John Carpenter, center, who went all the way on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," collects his million-dollar check from Regis Philbin as co-host Kathie Lee Gifford looks on during "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," in New York, in this Nov. 22, 1999 file photo. Carpenter rubbed some fans the wrong way by calling his parents on the air during the show just to tell them he was about to win.

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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2010, file photo Egyptian Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, right, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, left, arrive for a meeting with the Palestinian president in the West Bank city of Ramallah. A week of American telephone diplomacy with a small cadre of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's closest advisers is key to a U.S. hoped-for transition to democracy in Egypt, where smothered political opposition leaves no clear alternative to the U.S. for a bargaining partner. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Suleiman, 74, who became vice president on Jan. 29, 2011.

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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2011, file photo Egypt's recently appointed Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq speaks to the media at the Ministry of the Interior in Cairo, Egypt. With the crisis in Egypt at hand American telephone diplomacy with a small cadre of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's closest advisers is key to a U.S. hoped-for transition to democracy in Egypt, where smothered political opposition leaves no clear alternative to the U.S. for a bargaining partner. Shafiq, 69, and a fomer Air Force chief, is a key figure in this diplomacy.

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Egyptian tanks park in front of anti-government protesters’ barricades Saturday on the edge of Tahrir Square in Cairo as pro-government demonstrators shout from a bridge.

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Deborah Stark (center) and her daughters Stacy Thompson (left) and Kimberly Haskett celebrate Friday after Stark’s graduation from drug court.

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Mark and Shannon Barber right time right place

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North Little Rock art students (front row)Taylor Bishop, Allison Traylor and Jane Ahn cq with (back row) Joe Phillips, Lydia Osborn, Hunter Foster, Kandace Parker and Rebecca Cabrera

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Joe Henry and Pat Young

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President John F. Kennedy rides in a motorcade with his wife, Jacqueline, just before he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Although the pink suit worn by the first lady in the photo is preserved in a Maryland vault, the hat’s whereabouts are unknown.

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Bernard Olds, 90, of Sherwood, out delivering Meals on Wheels Jan. 13, 2011

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN �� Bernard Olds, 90, of Sherwood, out delivering Meals on Wheels Jan. 13, 2011

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May 2010 Hurtigruten's MS Vesteralen cruise ship as seen from Trollfjord, Norway. The MS Vesteralen cruise ship is one of Hurtigruten's older ships.

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This May 2010 photo courtesy of Randall Hackley shows a Sami herder with reindeer on his grounds, north of the Arctic Circle, in Norway. Sami herders and their reindeer greet Hurtigruten cruise line travelers during off-ship excursions in Norway. NO SALES Vesteralen Cruise hurt - reindeer travel

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Hot Club of Cowtown "What Makes Bob Holler"

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov seal the start of a new START treaty with a handshake Saturday in Munich.

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Gang of Four "Content"

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Jennifer Hui Fullerton

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An endangered kit fox makes itself at home recently among buildings at a school in Bakersfield, Calif., in this photo released by the California State University at Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program.

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The cast of Guys and Dolls

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Bill and Mandy Dillard

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Barbara Hoover, Dr. Richardo and Eileen Sotomora, and Josie Felton

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Lisa Baxter, chairman of Tabriz, with her husband, Sam

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he AETN Foundation and Celebrity Attractions will present internationally renowned violinist David Garrett live in concert, Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock.

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FILE -- Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Ann on the "Gilligan's Island" television show is shown performing Aug. 17, 1994, in a Burbank, Calif. theater production of "Surprise, Surprise." ``The role is a stretch for me in the minds of the Hollywood people. It's an image-breaker,'' Wells said. ``The only hindrance from `Gilligan's Island' is the industry here tending not to take my acting ability seriously.

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Tatyana Artemyeva (center) performs with the stepsister characters in a Cinderella-based play.

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Jonathan Mauro applies safety markers on the wings of a newly painted United Airlines Boeing 777 last month at the Leading Edge Aviation Services facility in Victorville, Calif.

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U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. America's top military officer is expressing concern about the "growing level of collusion" between Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and al-Qaida and other militants across the border in Pakistan.

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette Photo by Cary Jenkins Melanie and Keith Jackson

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Sharon Priest and Mary Beth Bowman

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette Photo by Cary Jenkins Dr. Ronald his wife Pat with Chip Murphy and Leesa Ferguson

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette Photo by Cary Jenkins Kimberly and Pierre Ferrari with Cindy Murphy

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State representative Ed Garner of Maumelle, Bruce Cozart of Hot Springs, state representative Lane Jean of Magnolia, State Representative Jon Eubanks of Paris and Matthew Shepherd of El Dorado.

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Pittsburgh backup Doug Legursky (left) prepared for today’s game as if he was going to play, and he will as the starting center.

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Running back Marshall Faulk won a Super Bowl with the 1999 St. Louis Rams, was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1994, a three-time Offensive Player of the Year and the 2000 MVP. He also is the league’s 10th-leading career rusher with 12,279 yards.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban yells encouragement to his team as he wears a Jerry Stackhouse jersey in the second quarter of the NBA Finals basketball Game 5 against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Sunday, June 18, 2006. Stackhouse was suspended for one game because of a flagrant foul in Game 4.

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Mazda Motor Corp. cars bound for shipment sit at the company's Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. Japan's export growth slowed for a fifth month in July, adding to risks in an economy under threat from the yen's surge to a 15-year high against the dollar. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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A worker loads a silicon wafer machine at the Texas Instruments plant in Dallas. High-tech manufacturing remains a U.S. strength.

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Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim, chairman of Grupo Carso and Telefonos de Mexico SAB, listens during the George Washington University Global Forum in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Slim, who controls Telefonos de Mexico SAB, the nation's largest landline phone company, and has a stake in the New York Times Co., said the global financial crisis is a sign that governments must rein in debt.

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A vacant housing lot stands at Rivertown, a St. Joe Co.'s development, in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., on Oct. 18, 2010. St. Joe's shares plunged after David Einhorn, who profited from bets against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in 2008, said the Florida real-estate firm must take "substantial" asset-impairment charges and that further building will drive the stock price to zero. Builders in the U.S. unexpectedly began work on more homes in September, a sign the real estate market is stabilizing at depressed levels. Photographer: Lori Moffett/Bloomberg

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Bill Gates (left) and Warren Buffett chat at a news conference last fall in Changsha, Hunan province, China.

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The Vince Lombardi Trophy is photographed before a news conference with team head coaches at the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Media Center in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will face each other in Super Bowl XLV Sunday.

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#30 Emillie Gray of Southside positions herself in the lane for a pass on Friday.

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Staff Photo Sarah Bentham Springdale High's Shelton Baird looks to pass the ball as Fort Smith Northside's Dushaun Rice defends in the first half of the game Friday January 14, 2011.

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TCU defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas, a former Arkansas Razorback, will be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame on February 11.

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Anton Armstrong conducts the St. Olaf Choir Feb. 9 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

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Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell (33) heads for the basket amid a tangle of legs after getting control of a loose ball Saturday at Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Powell led Arkansas with 19 points in a 69-60 loss to Ole Miss.

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Ben Roethlisberger

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs for yardage against Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. The Bears are scheduled to host the Packers in the NFC Championship on Sunday.

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Jake Ocken, 4, grips the handles of his sled Saturday afternoon as his mother, Alicia Ocken, pushes him down a hill at Little Rock’s War Memorial Park.

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Participants in the River Trail 15K run Saturday through snow-covered Burns Park in North Little Rock.

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Tommy Gainey putts on the second hole Saturday during the second round of the Phoenix Open. Gainey leads Mark Wilson by one stroke.

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Nebraska’s Drake Beranek (right) watches as Kansas center Thomas Robinson (0) dunks during the first half of the Cornhuskers’ 86-66 loss to the No. 2 Jayhawks on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.

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Mississippi guard Chris Warren (12) has performed well at Walton Arena throughout his career and had another strong performance Saturday with a team-high 19 points in the Rebels’ victory.

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Central Arkansas center Courtney Duever has scored at least 10 points in four of the Sugar Bears’ past five games.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/WILLIAM MOORE Arkansas' Jeff Peterson drives against Mississippi's Zach Graham Saturday, January 5, 2011 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Mississippi’s Reginald Buckner (right) had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks Saturday in the Rebels’ 69-60 victory over Arkansas at Walton Arena.

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South Carolina's Lakeem Jackson (30) watches as teammate guard Bruce Ellington (23) and Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor (44) fight for the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Vanderbilt defeated South Carolina 78-60.

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Alabama’s Andrew Steele (22) puts up a shot against Tennessee’s Brian Williams (left) during the first half of the Crimson Tide’s 65-60 overtime victory over the Volunteers on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Georgia guard Gerald Robinson (22) celebrates a three-point shot against Auburn during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 81-72 in overtime

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Georgia forward Jeremy Price (50) dunks over Auburn forward Ty Armstrong (5) during the first half of the Bulldogs’ 81-72 overtime victory over the Tigers on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

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Kentucky’s Brandon Knight (middle) tries to work out of a trap set by Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin and Kenny Boynton (1) during the first half of the No. 10 Wildcats’ 70-68 loss to the Gators on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.

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St. Olaf Choir, performing Feb. 9 at Little Rock's Pulaski Heights �������United Methodist Church�������

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