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8. Fatal wreck snarls morning traffic: An early morning wreck on Interstate 630 in Little Rock killed one person and snarled the commute for many on Sept. 11.

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9. Searchers find body of missing boy: After four days of searching a Fulton County campground, crews found the body of missing 4-year-old Caleb Lynn on March 28.

Published December 31, 2012

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3. Dustin McDaniel admits to an affair: Arkansas Attorney General and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Dustin McDaniel on Dec. 18 admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with a Hot Springs attorney, throwing a hurdle into his campaign before the race began.

Published December 31, 2012

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5. Gunman shoots 71, kills 12 in Colorado theater: A gunman shot 71 people, killing 12, at an Aurora, Colo. theater July 20 while they attended the midnight showing of "Dark Knight Rises." The suspect, identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, was arrested and currently awaits his trial.

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4. Police release video of Trumann officer's shooting: Trumann police released a graphic video Aug. 7 showing the shooting death of officer Jonathan Schmidt. Police Chief Chad Henson vowed to increase the department's training following the incident.

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6. Michael Dyer traffic stop investigated: An Arkansas State Trooper was ultimately fired after an investigation revealed he uncovered marijuana and a gun in the vehicle of former Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer and only issued him a citation.

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7. Man runs down teen for stealing wallet: A Little Rock teen paid the ultimate price when he stole a man's wallet at a gas station May 3.

Published December 31, 2012

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1. Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident: When former Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino wrecked his motorcycle on April 1, his "hog" wasn't the only thing that got scrapped in the days that followed.

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10. 28 killed in Connecticut massacre: A gunman forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14, killing 20 children and six adults before killing himself. The gunman, later identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also killed his mother before the rampage.

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2. Bielema named head coach at Arkansas: After nearly eight months of searching, and a season that many fans will try to forget, Arkansas hired former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema on Dec. 4 as the Razorback's new head coach.

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Arkansas hired former Miami head coach Randy Shannon away from TCU to become the Razorbacks' linebackers coach.

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In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday.

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Lillyann (cq) Kemper, 3, of Morrillton, steps back Saturday morning as a lion paws a glass barrier during the Coleman Dairy Discount Day at the Little Rock Zoo. Admission was $1.50 in honor of Coleman Dairy's 150th anniversary.

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A giraffe meanders behind a pair of giraffe cutouts in his exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo Monday. The Little Rock Board of Directors will begin discussion to allocate sales tax funding for the LR Zoo to revamp its tiger exhibit.

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Cade Smiley, 9, of Conway works on his story Thursday morning at a young writers summer camp at the University of Central Arkansas. The camp was for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.

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Springdale Har-Ber's Ryan Harrison reacts after scoring a winning point in extended time during his 6A-7A State High School Championship 182 pound weight class wrestling match against Bentonville's Kyson cq Larsen cq Saturday night at the Jack Stephen's Center in Little Rock.

Published December 31, 2012

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SHOT 7/21/12 Peter Williamson celebrates after making a 22 ft birdie putt on the third sudden death playoff hole to win Saturday afternoon's 106th Southern Amateur Golf Championship being held at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.

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State Treasurer Martha Shoffner (right) looks at Autumn Sanson, Chief Investments Officer, as Sanson pauses after asking the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee for the second time if her answers would be covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act during a meeting of the committee last September.

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A peacock named Kevin shows off his plumage to impress a nearby guinea hen at a farm off Kellogg Acres Road in Sherwood on Wednesday morning.

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Alex Lowe, pets Suzzie, a dalmation, shortly before handing her over to her adoptive owners in the Paws in Prison dogs program at the Tucker Unit Thursday. The inmates keep the dogs for 8 weeks and train them for obedience. They are then tested by a dog handler and if they pass are given over for adoption. This was the first class of dogs and all were adopted.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --6/6/12 -- Flake Powell looks out a window in one of three houses on Cantrell Road owned by Jennings Osborne before the homes were auctioned Wednesday morning. Osborne's estate, including a horse farm on Kanis Road and a warehouse full of personal belongings, is being auctioned over the next few days to satisfy debt.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --3/22/12 -- Carson Chappell (cq), 9, sits on a rock posing for a photo Thursday afternoon as water rushes down a waterfall at the Old Mill in North Little Rock.

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Horses leave the gate Friday at the start of the first race during the opening day at Oaklawn.

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11/6/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School 8th grader Destiny Harris, serving as the polling site security guard, pauses between voters during mock elections for president Tuesday morning in the school's media center. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin spoke to students about the election process.

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Caled Collins, 18, visits the memorial Friday for his friend Michael Stanley, 14, who died after he had been run over and beaten by the man who had his wallet stolen by Stanley at the Asher 1-Stop, near S. Oak and West 27th streets.

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Jack Schneider, 7, of Little Rock, participates in a watermelon eating contest during the Bernice Garden Watermellon Festival in Little Rock Sunday. Josh Hardin donated the melons.

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Claire Molla of Core Performance Company in Atlanta rehearses dance moves in the Mirazozo luminarium Thursday afternoon at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The building-sized inflatable structure was created by Architects of Air in Nottingham, England, and will be open today from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m until 5 p.m. Molla and other dancers will be performing from 4-5 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but timed tickets must be reserved in advance at www.uca.edu/art/baum.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/10/12 -- Boilermakers Brandon Turner (left) and Donald Crerer work on the flue sheet inside the firebox and combustion chamber of Union Pacific Railroad's Steam Locomotive No. 844 Tuesday morning in North Little Rock. The locomotive will leave on April 14th for Texas and Louisiana as part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration. No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad, placed in service in 1944.

Published December 31, 2012

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New Orleans braces for the arrival of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday. Residents converge on Lake Pontchartrain as the winds from Hurricane Isaac begin to hit the area Tuesday.

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Monica Looney (right) adjusts her daughter Aly Looney's hat as she sits on her pony, Coco, in the warm-up barn Saturday at the State Fairgrounds before competing in the 49th annual Arkansas State Championship Horse Show. Looney, 4, was competing in the pony under saddle category.

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9/8/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Fans linger stunned in the stands following the Razorback loss to Lousiana-Monroe's in OT of their their game Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

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9/29/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Knile Davis (7) grimaces as his fumbled ball bounces behind him after being taken down by A&M's Steven Jenkins (45) during Arkansas' 58-10 loss in College Station, Texas. A&M's Tramain Jacobs would pick up the ball a second later and return the ball for a touchdown.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 5/15/12-- A near sell-out crowd fills the stands Tuesday night at Dickey Stephens Park as the Arkansas Razorbacks plays Louisiana Tech.

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A hummingbird hovers near a bloom while feeding Monday afternoon in North Little Rock.

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A red-shouldered hawk catches a pigeon and takes him down on East 3rd St. under I-30 in downtown Little Rock Friday morning. The hawk flew off with his prey.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON -3-16-2012- World War II era "Candy Bomber," retired Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, right, stoops to talks with 4th grader Vanessa Richards, left, Friday afternoon at the Little Rock Air Force Base. Halvorsen gained fame from dropping candy attached to small parachutes to children in post World War II West Berlin. Vanessa brought a smile to his face by telling him that she was doing a class report on him. Halvorsen was attending a ceremony celebrating the 314th Airlift Wing's 70 years of service.

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Little Rock Police Detective Dewana Phillips examines a shell casing Sunday after a shooting at 28th and Arch Streets.

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A huge flock of migratory Snow Geese depart a field near Humnoke Saturday. The birds breed above the timberline in Alaska and Canada and fly south during the winter.

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Stephanie Amerson is helped over the 12 foot Great Wall obstacle by her Rum Girls team members during the 4 mile adventure race, Conquer the Gauntlet, featuring over 20 challenging obstacles.

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Madeline Grace Wallace, 4, brings more American flags to her mom Air Force Tech Sgt. Wendy Wallace, of Jacksonville, so they can place them at headstones in the Little Rock National Cemetery Friday in preparation for Memorial Day events. Wallace volunteered to assist the placement of flags and thought it would be a good experience for her daughter

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An Arkansas Forestry Commission single engine air tanker drops 800 gallons of fire fighting foam on a 40 acre wild fire in Roland to assist Lake Maumelle and West Pulaski fire crews on the ground.

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shot 3/13/12 Neighborhood child Jamal Nelson, 8, right, waits in the doorway of station three as firefighter Brian Quinn attempts to air up his bicycle tire. Quinn had to deliver the bad news himself, Jamal's tire had a hole that would not hold air.

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A swan swims past trees displaying fall colors Monday afternoon in the Lakewood area of North Little Rock.

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Randi Hartwick, 16, of Rosebud, gets her Hampshire ewe ready to show before she takes the curlers out of her hair to get herself ready at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock Saturday.

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shot-6/6/12 Main food story about drinks for dad on Father's Day including this martini

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Little Rock firefighters clad in level one hazardous materials suits participate in a drill with MEMS and the Office of Emergency Management at the Little Rock Fire Department training facility Wednesday.

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Ballet students Georgia Thomas (left) and Ever Gray work on their pointe technique Wednesday afternoon during the summer intensive classes at the Arkansas Academy of Dance in Little Rock. Summer classes at the academy begin Monday.

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Neighbors react as detectives investigate a homicide at a home at 204 Thayer St. Tuesday afternoon. Police killed a man who shot at them after responding to a burglary call at the address where one man was found dead and another wounded.

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Varsity Tigers' David Gaines, (91), age 13, and Darius Lewis (3), age 12, play a team from Beebe at Scott Field in Little Rock on Nov. 3.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --3/5/12 -- Former President Bill Clinton gives a thumbs up to Josie Wakefield, 5, Monday morning at Arkansas Children's Hospital after Wakefield and other daycare students took part in a presentation during a ceremony celebrating the hospital's 100th birthday.

Published December 31, 2012

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Two little girls caress a woman's face at the scene of a vehicle pursuit that started in Bryant and ended in Little Rock at W. Charles Bussey Ave. and Franklin St. Friday. The women were passengers in the suspected stolen vehicle and the driver was caught a few blocks away after a foot pursuit. The women were later uncuffed. Little Rock, Bryant, Pulaski County and State Police officers were involved in the chase.

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A Little Rock firefighter sprays water on a burning car Tuesday morning while working to extinguish the fire in the 3700 block of West 13th Street.

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Boys at the Billy Mitchell Boys & Girls Club jump in a bounce house Wednesday morning during an end of summer party at the club.

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A seagull flies over the waters of the Arkansas River at Murry Lock and Dam in Little Rock Wednesday. The reflection is of the handrails on the lock.

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Patrick Boyland, 4, of North Little Rock gets a haircut from barber Arthur Stringfellow (left) of Razor 'Z Back Barber & Styling Center Saturday morning at the Clinton Presidential Center during the Back-to-School Bash. Children were also able to get free immunizations and the first 1200 children received free backpacks with school supplies.

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shot-6/6/12-- Brian Cowdery, of Long Prairie, Minn., gazes up into a 2008 work entitled "Sounding" Wednesday afternoon at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Cowdery says that every time he's in Arkansas he stops at the arts center. The Arkansas Arts Center has been suffering with budget constrains.

Published December 31, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 4/14/2012 Eventual winner Mike Smith aboard Bodemeister,CENTER (11)(Z ON HIS HAT), runs into the first turn with the pack in front of the stands after leaving the starting gate during the Arkansas Derby during Saturday afternoon's racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

Published December 31, 2012

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Greenwood's Haley Donald gets a hand on the ball held by Paragould's Sydney Layrock (21) in their 5A State Finals Basketball tournament game Thursday in Hot Springs.

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Benjamin Krain --12/2/11-- Sylvan Hills senior Archie Goodwin is the boys basketball player of the year. Goodwin will play for Kentucky next year.

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Camden Fairview's Jamie Smith (left) gets past Batesville defenders Chase Huskey (middle) and Nick Morton to score the go ahead touchdown in the third quarter of the the 5A state championship football game Friday night at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Published December 31, 2012

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Spcl. Brady Zweifel, of Villonia, says goodbye to his wife Eryn cq, and their daughter Harper, 5 months, before he departed Friday from Conway for a deployment to Afghanistan with about 75 soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard's Company A, 39th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. They will be gone for almost a year.

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shot 8/6/12 Brothers Nahum Reynoso, 7, left, Timothy Reynoso, 3, right, and their cousin Samuel Acevedo, 7, cover their heads for protection from the rain as sprinkles move through as the boys swim in the Saline River near Hwy. 5 northwest of Benton Monday afternoon.

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Bearden's Daniel Williams kneels in the end zone as Junction City celebrates after winning the 2A state championship football game Friday night at War Memorial Stadium on a last second play.

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5/27/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Spectators line the Arkansas River to watch the fireworks display on the final evening of Riverfest in downtown Little Rock Sunday evening.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON --1-23-12-- A pigeon looks for a landing spot on a crowded group of power lines overlooking I-30 at 4th Street in downtown Little Rock Monday afternoon.

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Ashley Shearer high-fives Molly, her pomeranian, while having a picnic with her boyfriend William Porterfield at Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Sunday afternoon.

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10/10/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Bailey Farley, 11, left, and his father Duane Farley, of Cabot, haul oversized pumpkins they had just picked back to the tractor at The Schaefers and Collins Pumpkin Farm Wednesday afternoon in Mayflower.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --2/21/12 -- Sen. Mark Pryor (left) listens as his father, former Sen. David Pryor, talks Tuesday afternoon during their joint appearance at the Rotary Club of Little Rock meeting.

Published December 31, 2012

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Little Rock firefighters examine one of the apartments damaged in a fire at the Plaza Towers Apartments on west Markham Street Monday night.

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Emcee Bethany Whitfield (second from right) gets audience reaction for Best Dressed Groom contestants (left to right) Sam Canada, Ryan Grist and Brandon Williams Sunday afternoon at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show at the Statehouse Convention Center. Grist and his fiance won the contest.

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Greenwood coach Rick Jones gets drenched in ice water by his players Saturday after winning the 6A state championship football game.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 4/14/2012 Courtney Shrum, left, Lillie Culpepper and Sandy Phillips, right, celebrate their win in the fourth race during Saturday afternoon's racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. Shrum, of Jonesboro is set to be married May 19th and decided to have a weekend bachelorette party in Hot Springs.

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Greenwood cheerleader Emily Beineman (left) kisses boyfriend Ryan Vota after Greenwood won the 6A state championship football game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

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Pine Bluff's Walters Ashley (left) carries the ball past Greenwood's Drew Morgan as Pine Bluff's Demetrius Anderson blocks during the 6A state championship football game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

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Nick Johnson floats in the air while doing stunts on a trampoline with other members of Flippenout Extreme Trampoline team while performing for a crowd at Riverfest on Saturday afternoon.

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A male wood duck, a drake, known as one of the most attractive duck species in North America, swims in a pond at the Little Rock Zoo on Thursday afternoon.

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Flames from a wild fire tower up a mountain in Yell County near Ola. The Yell County Sheriff's Office started evacuating more than 2,000 people who live in the area on Wednesday afternoon.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON...-3-21-2012- Saddarion Oglesby walks hand in hand with his girlfriend Theresa Taylor along a flooded N. Vine St. near 17th St. in North Little Rock Wednesday afternoon.

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Will Lenox performs tricking moves in Riverfront Park in Little Rock Friday. Tricking is an asthetic blend of kicking and twisting manuevers. Lenox, of Florida, is in town visiting family.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 5/2/2012 Tulsa Drillers' Mike Mitchell falls across home plate after being tagged out by Arkansas Travelers' catcher Alberto Rosario to end the sixth inning of their game Wednesday at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

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Fans recoil after a foul ball came into thier area during the Travelers and Hooks game at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock Friday.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --2/13/12 -- A pair of pedestrians take cover under umbrellas as rain falls Monday afternoon on the University of Arkansas Little Rock campus.

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Travs Renny Osuna (9) gets his cleats stuck in Frisco's Jurickson Profar's glove after Profar tagged him out a 3rd base in their game at Dickey -Stephens Park in North Little Rock Monday

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --10/21/12 -- The 74th Arkansas State Fair as seen at night draws to a close Sunday night to near record crowds.

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11/10/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Dennis Johnson (33) center, watches as the ball he fumbles on the South Carolina five yard line bounces away and is picked up by South Carolina in the first quarter of their game Saturday afternoon in South Carolina. South Carolina recovered killing the hog drive.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON --3--6--2012 University of Arkansas Little Rock Lady Trojans celebrate at center court after defeating Middle Tennessee in overtime to win the Sunbelt Championship Tuesday afternoon in Hot Springs.

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Caleb Mitchell, 5, pokes his face to a spray off water to cool off from the midday August heat at the War Memorial Splash Park on Wednesday. July was the hottest month on record since NOAA started keeping records.

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The sister of a man who had been shot is consoled by their cousin outside the man's home on Neely Rd. in Sweet Home Wednesday . The man who had been shot was found by his mother.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON --1-30-12-- Audrey Whitmire, left, runs to a newly made friend Madelyn Brown and Madelyn's aunt Gail Brown, right, as they all take turns sledding down a hill at the Clinton Presidential Park as late afternoon clouds roll in Monday afternoon in Little Rock. Madelyn was using a snow sled in bare feet in an ironic testament to January's mild temperatures.

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An Entergy Arkansas Inc., crew works to restore power to customers on Whittington Avenue near the entrance to Hot Springs National Park, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Hot Springs, Ark.

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Fireworks explode Sydney Harbour bridge during the New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

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Pine Bluff’s Layher Nature Trail really shines in the fall when the weather cools.

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10 Minute Solution: Tighten & Tone Pilates

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12/30/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Parrish Ogden, right, nails family friend Allaeina Adams, 12, with a snowball as they horse around in remaining patches of snow in the front yard of the Adams home along North Street in Benton Sunday afternoon. Ogden and his wife Maria, who live in Bauxite, have been without power since Christmas night and are staying with their friends in Benton. WITH SHORT PLUS VIDEO

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In this Sunday, July 22, 2007 photo, Katt Williams performs onstage during the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav," in Burbank, Calif. Williams found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun. Police Officer Norma Eisenman says Williams was taken into custody Friday after the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services did a welfare check at his home. Authorities found more than one firearm, one of which had been reported stolen. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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Security forces gather Sunday at the site of a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan.

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United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (left) shakes hands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby after a joint news conference Sunday at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

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Heavily armed police officers stand guard during last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seen in Berlin last year, was admitted to a hospital for a blood clot on Sunday.

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David Kettle (center, pointing at map), general foreman with electrical contractor Diversified Services, wraps up a planning and organizational meeting before crews head out for the day’s work from a parking lot along U.S. 67 south of Haskell in Saline County early Sunday morning. Kettle and eight five-man crews left Oklahoma City on Christmas night to help Entergy repair electrical lines damaged during last week’s snowstorm.

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Pakistani police officers, collect evidence from the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing several people, a government official and eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

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On an inhalation, firmly squeeze the block with both hands as you lean your torso to the left. Concentrate on keeping equal weight over both feet with your tailbone pointing down toward your heels. Be sure your abdominal muscles are pulled in toward your spine to support your lower back. Turn your head to the right and look up slightly. Remember to keep your arms straight and move them slightly back so your upper arms are near your ears. (Charles Bush/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., retreats to a private meeting with fellow Democrats as he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., work to avoid the “fiscal cliff” Sunday in Washington.

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Katie Broadus (left) and daughter Avery, 4, watch as husband Joshua Broadus feeds their daughter London on the couch in their Benton home Sunday afternoon. Katie was forced to deliver London on the same couch early Wednesday morning by candlelight at the peak of bad road conditions and power failures caused by last week’s ice and snow. The ambulance sent for her ended up in a ditch, and the wrecker sent for the ambulance needed a wrecker.

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Bo Preising (left), vice president of engineering at Suitable Technologies, uses a Beam system to talk with fellow engineers Josh Faust (center screen) and Josh Tyler (right) earlier this month in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Mourners hold a salute during the funeral service for Lt. Mike Chiapperini in Webster, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Chiapperini, 43, and fellow firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, were slain by gunman William Spengler in a fiery Christmas Eve ambush in a neighborhood on the shore of Lake Ontario. An estimated 5,000 first responders from across the state were in town for the weekend to attend calling hours for both men on Saturday at Webster Schroeder High School. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 1986 file photo, Disc jockey Jimmy Savile pictured at Madame Tussauds museum in London, England. Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the British government during his heyday in the 1980s, lunching with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at her country home, sending her jokey thank-you notes and lobbying for tax breaks and contributions for his charitable works. The papers, released on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, include an unnerving handwritten note from Savile to Thatcher in which he claims that his "girl patients" are pretending to be jealous because of the time he spent dining with the prime minister. (AP Photo/John Redman, File)

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Co-founders of iFixit Kyle Wiens CEO, left, and Luke Soules CXO, right, look at the replacement parts of electronic devices at their San Luis Obispo, California office on November 20, 2012 where the company illustrates how to repair your electronics yourself through online photographs and videos. iFixit composes and posts the repair manuals and sells tools, parts and upgrades for many electronic devices and most Apple products. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

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Afghan border police stand guard at the Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, east of Kabul, on Saturday. Statistics show that while violence is down in Afghanistan, Afghan police and soldiers are suffering more casualties.

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NWA MEDA/SAMANTHA BAKER Buddy, a 1-year-old Rottweiler-Border Collie mix, followed by his owner Brandon Cawood of Rogers, jumps back up to Sinking Stream Trail Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, after getting a quick drink of water at a stream in Hobbs State Park in Rogers. Cawood said the pair try to get out to a wooded area trail, usually Pigeon Roost Trail, about once a month. He said Buddy likes walking in the woods and chasing after wildlife.

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Rescuers work at the site where a plane careered off the runwaw at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people. (AP Photo/Alexander Usoltsev)

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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2012 file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald M. Feierstein, left, shakes hands with a Yemeni army officer during a visit to Abyan, Yemen. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills Feierstein or an American soldier in the country, according to an audio produced by the group's media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

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An Indian paints as he mourns the death of a young woman who was recently gang-raped in a moving bus, to urge the government to make several key reforms to ensure safety of women, in New Delhi, India , Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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Coach Chuck Pagano waves to the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon after the Colts beat the Houston Texans 28-16. Pagano took an indefinite leave of absence Sept. 26 to begin the first of three rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia and didn’t make it back to the sideline until Sunday when the cancer was in complete remission.

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The best thing the Jacksonville Jaguars can do to become relevant and create interest is to bring Tim Tebow back home, Orlando-Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi says.

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Team Canada goalie Malcolm Subban (right) makes a pad save on Team USA forward J.T. Miller (10) during the third period of Canada’s 2-1 victory Sunday in the junior ice hockey world championships.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws as he is pressured by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Published December 31, 2012

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Europe's Miguel Angel Jimenez celebrates after winning the match on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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LSU head coach Les Miles takes questions during an NCAA college football news conference, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Atlanta, on the day before the Chick-fil-A bowl game where LSU will face Clemson. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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Adam Hlinka, 9, of Lopatcong Township, goes through a ramp made of snow while sledding Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 on a hill near Lopatcong Township Middle School. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith)

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In this photo provided by the United States Coast Guard, a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak conducts the 13th hoist of 18 crewmen from the mobile drilling unit Kulluk on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. The tug Aiviq suffered problems towing the Kulluk Thursday prompting the Coast Guard to deploy cutters and aircraft to while Royal Dutch Shell dispatched additional tugs.(AP Photo/United States Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)

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In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 photo, New York City Police Department detectives escort Erika Menendez, second from left, out of the 112th Precinct in the Queens borough of New York. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of murder as a hate crime. Judge Gia Morris has ordered that the 31-year-old be held without bail and be given a mental health exam. (AP Photo/Newsday, Danielle Finkelstein) NYC LOCALS OUT

Published December 31, 2012

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Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (left) stiff-arms Dallas Cowboys strong safety Eric Frampton during the second half Sunday night in Landover, Md. Morris rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Redskins clinched the NFC East title with a 28-18 victory.

Published December 31, 2012

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Bielema announced Sunday night that Randy Shannon, the former University of Miami head coach, has been hired as Arkansas’ linebackers coach.

Published December 31, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (center,top) became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season Sunday afternoon against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. Peterson ÿnished with 199 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 37-34 victory over the Packers, leaving him nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,105 set in 1984.

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Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin talks with quarterback Jordan Rodgers (11) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell, right, stiff-arms TCU linebacker Joel Hasley, center, as TCU cornerback Jason Verrett, left, pursues during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Published December 31, 2012

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Michigan State kicker Dan Conroy, center, celebrates with teammates Donavon Clark, left, and Skyler Burkland, right, after kicking the game-winning field goal against TCU during the second half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State won 17-16. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Published December 31, 2012

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, left, celebrates with offensive coordinator Bruce Arians after their 28-16 win over the Houston Texans in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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12/30/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON David Kettle, general foreman with electrical contractor Diversified Services, center pointing at map, wraps up a planning and organizational meeting on a truck's tailgate before crews head out for the day's work from a parking lot along Hwy 67 south of Haskell in Saline County early Sunday morning. Kettle and 8, five men crews left Oklahoma City on Christmas night to come help Entergy repair electrical lines damaged during last week's ice storm.

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Novice Buddhist monks light candles Sunday in Bodhgaya, India, in remembrance of an Indian woman who died last week after being raped by several men in a moving bus.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 12/30/12 -- (WILD) Emergency responders head back to their vehicles after rescuing a person who was ejected from their vehicle following an early morning accident on Interstate 440 eastbound near the Springer Road exit. I-440 eastbound was completely shut down for a few hours.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/30/2012-- Ahlana Sengthavorn, age 5 from Springdale, slides down the fire pole while playing at the playground at Veterans Memorial park in Fayetteville Sunday afternoon. Ahlana was enjoying a day out at the park with some of her family and friends despite the cooler weather.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/30/2012-- Nelson Aggus, age 8, (left) and his brother Henry Aggus, age 13, both from Fayetteville, take on their dad, Bret Aggus in a game of table soccer at the Arkadia Retrocade Sunday afternoon at the Evelyn Hills shopping center in Fayetteville. The new arcade provides a selection of old arcade and video games plus a party room for special occasions.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES........The Old Fort Homeless Coalition hopes to obtain financing this year to purchase this former Riverside Furniture Inc. plant south of downtown Fort Smith to turn it into a campus for the homeless where they can find shelter and an array of services.

Published December 31, 2012

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Holding a block between your hands will help to target your side torso muscle more effectively in this side bend. Often we "cheat" when bending from side to the side and we don't get the full benefit from this dynamic stretch. Stand upright on a flat, level surface with your big toes and heels together. Grasp a yoga block between your hands. Be sure that the block is between the palms of your hands and not just your fingers. Straighten your arms so the block is above your head and your upper arms are near your ears. Point your fingertips up and relax your shoulders away from your ears. (Charles Bush/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Andrew Goldberg, technical writer at iFixit, photographs a teardown of a iphone at their San Luis Obispo, California office on November 20, 2012 where the company illustrates how to repair your electronics yourself through online photographs and videos. iFixit composes and posts the repair manuals and sells tools, parts and upgrades for many electronic devices and most Apple products. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Published December 31, 2012

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Kent State all-purpose athlete Dri Archer (right) is the Golden Flashes’ leading rusher and receiver. Archer has rushed for 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns and has caught 35 passes for 539 yards and 4 touchdowns this season for Kent State.

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Arkansas Boathouse Club crews practice moving in sync even when exercising indoors on their ergometers. (From left) Amy Ballard, Yates Phillips, Eileen Denne, Jim Smith, Megan Birtson and Steve Denne go through the motions of a typical weekday winter-conditioning workout.

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NWA MEDA/SAMANTHA BAKER Rachel Diersen, park interpreter, lets Hannah Brooks, 6, of Atoka, Okla. touch a speckled kingsnake Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, during the Slithering Snakes program at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor's Center. Five of six different types of poisonous snakes that naturally occur in Arkansas live in northwest Arkansas. A speckled kingsnake is not poisonous but does hunt other snakes, including poisonous ones. Diersen said if bit by a poisonous snake, get to a doctor as soon as possible. The next Slithering Snakes program will be Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor's Center.

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Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) tries to bring down Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28)during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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NWA MEDA/SAMANTHA BAKER Rachel Diersen, park interpreter, lets Hannah Brooks, 6, of Atoka, Okla. touch a speckled kingsnake Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, during the Slithering Snakes program at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor's Center. Five of six different types of poisonous snakes that naturally occur in Arkansas live in northwest Arkansas. A speckled kingsnake is not poisonous but does hunt other snakes, including poisonous ones. Diersen said if bit by a poisonous snake, get to a doctor as soon as possible. The next Slithering Snakes program will be Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor's Center.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Jim Smith demonstrates the side plank.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Yates Phillips demonstrates the Russian Twist.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Yates Phillips demonstrates the wall sit.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Megan Birtson demonstrates the jumping jack.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, center, arrives at his office in the Capitol as he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Neveda, try to negotiate a legislative solution to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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NWA MEDA/SAMANTHA BAKER Bert Whitlow of O Fallon, Ill. putts on the first hole while playing disc golf Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Twin Creeks Disc Golf course near Rogers High School. Whitlow and family was in town visiting Bryon Clark and his family in Springdale. Whitlow, Clark and Clark's son, Trevor, have been visiting numerous disc golf courses in the area before Whitlow leaves on Jan. 1. Clark said the group would probably visit the courses at JB Hunt park in Springdale and Lake Fayetteville next.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) celebrates as he comes off the field after an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 28-18, securing a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Megan Birtson demonstrates the jumpees.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Steve Denne demonstrates the wall climb.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Steve Denne demonstrates the push-up.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Eileen Denne demonstrates the squat.

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ADG photo by Karen E. Segrave -- 11/27/12 -- Sandra Ashcraft performs the Sliding Leg Curl at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series. Hips elevated for the advanced move.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Megan Birtson demonstrates the jumpees.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Jim Smith demonstrates the bridge plank.

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Sandra Ashcraft does two versions of the Sliding Leg Curl; raising the hips is a more advanced exercise, but both will challenge the hamstrings.

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ADG photo by Karen E. Segrave -- 11/27/12 -- Sandra Ashcraft performs the Sliding Leg Curl at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/18/12-- Amy Ballard demonstrates the cruncher.

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RadarScope provides up-to-date radar images using a variety of radar such as storm velocity, precipitation, and the new dual polarization radar.

Published December 31, 2012

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ADG photo by Karen E. Segrave -- 11/27/12 -- Sandra Ashcraft performs the Sliding Leg Curl at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/30/12 -- WILD -- Greg Owens, owner of Ace Tree Services uses a chainsaw to cut down a section of a large pine tree that fell onto the roof of a home on Tallyho Lane in Little Rock. Many residents of Little Rock as well as much of Arkansas are still cleaning up downed trees and limbs from the Christmas day snowstorm.

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Arkansas added Randy Shannon to Bret Bielema's coaching staff on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

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Arkansas added Randy Shannon to Bret Bielema's coaching staff on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

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Mike Anderson's style of play led to the Razorbacks committing 26 fouls against Northwestern State on Saturday.

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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 12/30/12

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Clouds roil over the White House in Washington on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, as Washington has less than 48 hours to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take hold on Jan. 1. Republican and Democratic negotiators in the Senate were hoping to reach a deal to avoid going over the cliff on Sunday.

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Cars travel past the wreckage of a plane that careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people.

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Cars travel past the wreckage of a plane that careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people.

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Gloria Castenholz (right) purchases tomatoes at the Union Street Farmers Market in downtown Gainesville, Fla., in November. Florida tomato growers are leading an effort to curtail rules that make it easy for Mexican farmers to export their crops to the United States.

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Richard L. “Dick” Yuengling Jr., owner of D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., holds a bottle of beer earlier this month at his brewery in Pottsville, Pa.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville. His is with his dog Ex.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville does a post-operative leg check on Baron while his owner Teri Pfeiffer holds him steady.

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JOAQUIN PHOENIX and PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN star in THE MASTER

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Wishes for 2012 written on confetti that will be released in New York's Times Square during the New Year celebration are on display at the Times Square visitor center, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in New York. The Times Square Alliance conducted it's airworthiness test Thursday in preparation for the release of one ton of confetti by hand from various buildings in Times Square at midnight on New Yearís Eve. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Revelers cheer as they bring in 2007 in New York's Times Square New Year's Eve, Sunday Dec. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall." Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Craig's wardrobe in ìSkyfallî is impeccably tailored and quite tight. Unlike the James Bonds that came before him who all liked the traditional looser, longer cut of a Savile Row-style suit, Craig, whose wardrobe is created mostly by Tom Ford, takes his suits Euro style with tapered legs and shorter rises. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square — the Crossroads of the World — debuted in 1904. The inaugural bash commemorated the official opening of the new headquarters of The New York Times. Longacre Square, which surrounded the Times Tower, was renamed Times Square.

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Hamburg built its City Hall in the late 19th century to show off the wealth and grandeur of imperial Germany.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville. His is with his dog Ex.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville has a patient consultation with Tom Steele and his dog he calls Foster Dog. Steele found the dog as a stray who has an injured leg.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Velvet Reed-Shoults, R.N., director of Trauma Services, center, trauma surgeon Brian Tibbs, M.D., left, and emergency room physician Tom Lews, M.D., prepare a critical care room Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to receive a motor vehical accident victim from Cherokee City in the Level 1 Trauma Center at Mercy Springfield in Springfield, Mo. The hospital's trauma center provides emergency care for most of patients in Northwest Arkansas requiring level 1 trauma treatment.

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11/7/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe talks to the media about Tuesday's election at the state capitol Wednesday morning.

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Actress Quvenzhane Wallis as "Hushpuppy" on the set of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Photo Credit: Ben Richardson

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville. His is with his dog Ex.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville. His is with his dog Ex.

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Eddie Rodriguez, left, and Alberto Ibanez install some of 72 new Waterford crystal "Hope For Peace" triangles on the Times Square New Year's Eve ball on the rooftop of One Times Square Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in New York. The six-foot diameter, 1,070 pound crystal ball will serve as the centerpiece of the Times Square 2007 celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Pakistani firefighters work to extinguish flames after an explosion destroyed a bus Saturday in Karachi.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad’s movements “suggest a constant state of fear,” a Middle Eastern official said on the condition of anonymity.

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A snowman makes a plaintive plea for power Saturday at a Little Rock home on McAdoo Street just north of Markham.

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Mike Ross (left) listens to Henry Waxman, along with other House Blue Dog Democrats Baron Hill and Frank Pallone (right), after a meeting on health-care legislation with President Barack Obama on July 21, 2009.

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Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips helped lead American Idol to the top of the nonsports most-watched list.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning An Air Evac crew arrives Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Mercy Springfield with a motor vehicle accident patient from Cherokee City requiring treatment at the hospital's Level 1 Trauma Center in Springfield, Mo. The trauma center receives patients from other air ambulance services besides its own Life Line helicopter fleet.

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Jean-Louis Trintignant (left) and Emmanuelle Riva star in "Amour"

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Ryan Seacrest, producer and host of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC, poses for a portrait Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)

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12/29/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Utlilty crews work on power lines in the 8000 block of west 28th Street Saturday morning in Little Rock.

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A Philippine Police officer tapes the muzzle of a rifle at Camp Karingal in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012. The Philippine National Police taped the service firearms of it's personnel as their way to thwart the traditional celebratory gunfire during New Year's revelry that injures or kills several Filipinos each year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., stands by as President Barack Obama, not seen, announces his nomination of Kerry as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) meets Saturday in Moscow with U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who warned of the danger of “panic in Damascus.”

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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, accompanied by then-Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, gestures as he speaks with reporters as she campaigned in Medford, Mass. Markey said Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 that he plans to run for John Kerry's Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed by his fellow senators to become the nation's new secretary of state. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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Donna Galluzzo (left) and Lisa Gorney leave the city clerk’s office Saturday after obtaining their marriage license at City Hall in Portland, Maine.

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A policeman checks luggage Saturday at a police barricade set up where protesters gathered Saturday to mourn a gang-rape victim in New Delhi.

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Rescuers work around the wreckage of a Tu-204 jetliner Saturday after it broke apart while landing at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow.

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Third-grade teacher Johnnie Brock checks the work of 8-year-old Bernice Antunez (center) and Trista Black, 9, during a recent Direct Instruction period at De Queen Elementary School.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/5/12-- Teacher Jill Smith (right) congratulates student Rebeca Salazar, 10, for getting a correct answer during ESL class at De Queen Elementary School.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/5/12-- ESL paraprofessional Cristal Sotelo (left) laughs with students Elide Sebastian, 9, and Yoemi Vargas (right) , 8, before their class at De Queen Elementary School.

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In this photo provided by Cuba's state newspaper Granma, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez , left, talks with Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, as Venezuelan Attorney General Cilia Flores watches at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Maduro arrived in Cuba to visit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from a surgery_ his fourth operation related to his pelvic cancer since June 2011. (AP Photo/Granma, Juvenal Balan Neyra )

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Cruise and Homes called it quits after five years of marriage. Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday June 29, 2012 that the couple was divorcing. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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Bryan King. State Senate District 5.

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Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson (21) and Northwestern State forward DeQuan Hicks (right) battle for a rebound during the first half of the Razorbacks’ 79-61 victory over the Demons at Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Video is available online at arkansasonline.com/videos.

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Getting to Bruce Sharp’s duck blind requires a wet ride through flooded timber.

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Louisville’s Russ Smith (back) shoots over Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin (Sylvan Hills) during the second half of the No. 4 Cardinals’ 80-77 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Zane Sturdevant, 6, left, and his sister, Ruby Sturdevant, 9, laugh Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, while sledding down a hill near their house on Huntsville Road in Fayetteville. Snow that fell Friday remained overnight, but temperatures began to climb during the day and are expected to reach the mid-40s today.

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Photo submitted by Holly Baxter Savannah Whitehead, 9, sure was happy after taking this 12-point buck Nov. 27 while hunting with her dad, Christopher Whitehead, near Marianna.

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Photo submitted by Stacie Dearen Ki Dearen, 13, of Carlisle killed this 12-pointer on Thanksgiving Day in Prairie County.

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Photo submitted by Don Greenway Michael Greenway killed this 8-point buck in west Pulaski County on Nov. 19 with a Mossberg .243 at 75 yards. The buck was at 4 1/2 years old.

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Photo submitted by Jerry Atchley Jarrett Atchley, 8, of Hensley killed this 8-point buck Thanksgiving morning in Grant County. He used a Weatherby .243 at 150 yards.

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF Rachel Diersen, interpretive naturalist, talks on Saturday Dec. 292012 about field guides during the basic birding class.

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF Birders, from left, Suzie Clippinger, instructor Rachel Diersen, and Scott Branyan started their birding tour indoors at the park visitor center. Birds at feeders outside gave them close looks at juncos, cardinals and the tufted titmouse.

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF COLD-WEATHER KAYAKERS Richard Montgomery, left, and his grandpa, Tom Studt of Rogers, wrap up a morning of kayak fishing on Saturday Dec. 29 2012 at Beaver Lake. The two did their trip near the Arkansas 12 bridge said they saw others kayaking on the lake during a cold Saturday morning.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Pilot Phil Rogers climbs into Life Line 1 before taking off for a training flight Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Life Line 1's air medical services base in Branson West, Mo. Mercy Springfield just put three new Eurocopter EC135 P2+ helicopters into service that feature upgraded technology giving it's pilots all-weather flight capabilities.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Caleb Calamaco, 13, right, races his mom Sylvia Calamaco down a hill Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at JB Hunt Park in Springdale before heading back to San Antonio, Texas. The pair were in town visiting family in Springdale for the holidays. Calamaco said Caleb was disappointed there was no snow on Christmas, so after Friday's snowfall, they went to Walmart at midnight to buy sleds in order to enjoy the snow before they drove back to Texas.

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Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin’s interim football coach, said he did not put any restrictions on how much the Badgers could eat during the Lawry’s Beef Bowl, an annual tradition at the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin won the contest for a second consecutive year, eating 619 pounds of prime rib to Stanford’s 602.

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CORRECTS ID AT RIGHT TO AMBER ORRANGE (33), NOT JASMINE CAMP (23) - Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) drives to the basket against Stanford guard Amber Orrange (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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FILE - This April 23, 2011, file photo, shows Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy (7) pointing to the crowd after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 84-82 in Game 4 of their NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers will not discuss reports that All-Star guard Brandon Roy plans to seek medical retirement because of his knees. Roy's agent also did not respond to a request for comment on any retirement plans, first reported by ESPN.com early Friday. Roy, a four-year veteran who helped the team shed its "Jail Blazers" reputation, has been dogged by knee injuries and surgeries. He has said he lacks cartilage between the bones in both knees. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2012, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy talks to reporters prior to a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland, Calif. Right-handerMcCarthy reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a $15.5 million, two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because McCarthy's deal was pending a physical. The physical will be especially important for McCarthy, who was Oakland's opening day starter last season. McCarthy was hit in the right side of the head by a line drive off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar on Sept. 5. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Miami Heat's LeBron James waits to return to the game against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field between plays against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during a final match against Spain's Nicolas Almagro during the final day of the Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Tomas Berdych from Czech Republic returns the ball to Spain's David Ferrer during the first day of Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Defensive lineman Craig Evans of Sun Prairie, Wis. is a prospect the Hogs hope to land in the 2014 class.

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Rice Coach David Bailiff reacts after being drenched with water by players following the Owls’ 33-14 victory over Air Force on Saturday at the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Judge Ellen Brantley speaks Friday night with sheriff’s deputies Dickie Goodman (left) and David Tiner during her retirement reception at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock.

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Jamarco Jones for recruiting column

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Khari Harding for recruiiting column

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Brannon Barry for recruiting colyumn

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Arkansas Pine Bluff receiver Willie Young (21) hauls in a 95-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter that gave the Golden Lions a tie against Jackson State with only 37 seconds on the clock in an NCAA college football game for the SWAC championship at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Arkansas Pine Bluff beat Jackson State 24-21 in overtime. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 3/18/2012 UALR Lady Trojans Megan Willams, left, Whitney Gaston-Lloyd, Marian Kursh and Taylor Ford watch from the bench as the final seconds tick off the clock during their loss to Delaware Sunday afternoon at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.

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Jamaica's Leford Green, left, and United States' Michael Tinsley clear a hurdle in a men's 400-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' coach Mike Anderson during their game in the second half against Alabama A&M's Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

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Hot Springs' Ashley Clayborn (14) drives the ball as Malvern's Michelle Jones (1) defends during the Spa City Shootout basketball at Summit Arena on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/29/2012-- University of Arkansas guard DeQuavious Wagner tries to drive past Northwestern State defender James Hulbin in the first half of Saturday nights game against the Northwestern State Demons at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Syracuse running back Prince-Tyson Gulley (23) scores a touchdown, leaving West Virginia defenders in his wake during the third quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Syracuse won 38-14. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during a final match against Spain's Nicolas Almagro during the final day of the Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/29/2012-- University of Arkansas guard BJ Young goes up for the dunk on a fast break against Northwestern State in the first half of Saturday nights game against the Northwestern State Demons at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Robert C. Johnson, Jr., M.D., is the trauma medical director for Mercy Springfield's Level 1 Trauma Center in Springfield, Mo.

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NWA MEDA/SAMANTHA BAKER Lexi Heaton, 11, bottom, laughs as her little sister Baylee Provence, 4, both of Gravette, falls down next to her Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at The Rink at Lawrence Plaza in Bentonville. The skating session was Baylee's first attempt at ice skating and Lexi's second time.

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF BIRDS OF A FEATHER Rachel Diersen, an interpretive naturalist at Hobb State Park-Conservation Area, looks at a nuthatch during bird-watching walk on Saturday Dec. 29 2012 at the visitor center. Birders who took Diersen's basic birding class included, from left beside Diersen, Denis Dean, Steve Sampers and Diane Gately.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/29/12-- Josh Cotfield (left) , 10 and Sade Storthz, 13, sled down a hill near the Clinton Library Saturday afternoon on the snow remaining from Tuesday's storm.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/29/12-- North Little Rock firefighters Zak Ward (left) and Steve Fortson clear a tree from the road at 38th Street and Willow Circle Saturday morning after responding to a call on a downed power line in the area.

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Amy Johnson volunteers at Harmony Health Clinic to provide free health care to those who lack insurance.

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The cast of 30 Rock includes (from left) Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer. The show’s last episode is scheduled Jan. 31.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES......A crew with the city of Fort Smith pours a section of new sidewalk in the 300 block of North 21st Street. The crew is one that will take over sidewalk construction in the city instead of the city contracting the work. Officials say having its own crew will allow the city to construct more sidewalks each year.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- House at 19 Calais Court for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- House at 28 Glasgow Court for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- Gate for house at 38 Vigne Blvd. for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- House at 5 Bronte Court for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- House at 5 Columbine Court for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 12/11/12 -- Amy Johnson is a behind the scenes volunteer at the Harmony House Clinic in Little Rock.

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** FILE ** Elvis Presley is shown in this undated file photo. Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past year, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities," posted on the Web site Monday, Oct. 29, 2007. The entertainer, who died 30 years ago, last topped in the list in 2005. (AP Photo, file)

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SHEILA VAND as Sahar and ALI SAAM as Ali Khalkali in “ARGO,” a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures in association with GK Films, to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Sandra (Sandy) Ware of Springdale was named the 2013 recipient of the Martha Sue Curren Award at the December 14, 2012, quarterly meeting of the NWA Medical Social Work Group.

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Sia Vue, R.N., B.S.N., of Washington Regional’s Medical-Surgical Department, recently achieved designation as a Medical-Surgical Certified Nurse.

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FILE in this June 3, 2007, file photo British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. The family of Amy Winehouse has put the late singer's London home up for sale for 2.7 million pounds ($4.2 million).The three-bedroom property in the Camden neighborhood of northwest London had become a shrine of sorts for mourning fans who left flowers and tributes following Winehouse's death last July from alcohol poisoning. A spokesman for the Winehouse family, said Thursday May 31, 2012 that the singer had loved the house and her family put it on the market because they felt it would be inappropriate for any of them to live there. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

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Rebekah Clawater Doramus

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Judy Neiman holds a photo of her daughter, Sydnee, in front of her 2006 Cadillac Escalade three days before Christmas at her home in West Richland, Wash. Sydnee died in late 2011 after Neiman accidentally backed over her with the SUV.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 12/14/12 Spotlight on Lorita Simmons a long time volunteer with The Attic Thrift Store in Fayetteville. The store, which operates strictly on donations and volunteer help will be moving to a new location in South Fayetteville.

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Comedian Ralphie May, performing Sept. 7 at Robinson Center Music Hall

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 12/14/12 Spotlight on Lorita Simmons a long time volunteer with The Attic Thrift Store in Fayetteville. The store, which operates strictly on donations and volunteer help will be moving to a new location in South Fayetteville.

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Robert & Gloria White

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Robert & Nancy McDaniel

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Stuart and Thelma Barden for 1219

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Susan Bruton Urena

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/19/12 -- Dr. Terry Lee Dew at Azzore Veterinary Specialists in Russellville. His is with his dog Ex.

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Duie and Jetta Talley married on Dec. 21, 1947. This photo is one of the few that survived a house ÿre in the 1960s.

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Erika Oakes Ragar

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Lauren Griffin Mckay

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Emily May Bemberg

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Girls, Season 1

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Ed & Carolyn Truner

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"Pilot"-- Pictured Blake Lively as Serena in GOSSIP GIRL on The CW. Photo Credit: The CW / KC Bailey© 2007 THE CW NETWORK, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Megan Harwell Smith

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Ally Savage, left, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Michael Carajohn, of New York City, share a new year's eve kiss in front of an illuminated U.S. flag during the new year's eve celebration at Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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hax1230 -- correction hax

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Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville is pleased to announce that Ms. Kimberly Brumley has been hired as the new Director of Centralís Center for Children. She is a current resident of Quapaw City, Oklahoma, where she has been a public school teacher for the past 22 years. During that time she taught kindergarten, second grade, and third grade. †During the past four plus years she has taught Family & Consumer Science utilizing a curriculum that she developed which included topics about child development, parenting, nutrition, and related skills. †She also served as the on-site Director of the 21st Century After School Program and developed and implemented the curriculum for this program. Ms. Brumley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Missouri Southern College. She will commence work in late December.

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2-23-12 Candidate Filing

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 2/15/12 -- State Rep. Uvalde Lindsey, D- Fayetteville answers questions regarding why he did not bring a resolution to draft budget legislation before the House on Wednesday.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- House at 10 Bretagne Circle for top six.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE--10/3/12-- Andy Allison, director division of medical services, DHS.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --10/04/12-- North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley.

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At the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, visitors can view the interior of a cockpit.

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Tyree Johnson, 44, watches a slow-moving train pass as he makes his way to work at a McDonald’s in Chicago. Johnson has worked at various McDonald’s restaurants for two decades but still makes minimum wage.

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Burlen and Bonnie Brents

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Soldiers approach the compound of Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty.

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Clarence & Faustine Smith

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Clois and J.W. Brents

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Connie & Jo Kern

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Corb Lund "Cabin Fever"

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Donell Stanley likes to encourage kids to be good citizens.

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(L-r) TOM HARDY as Bane and CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Picturesí and Legendary Picturesí action thriller ìTHE DARK KNIGHT RISES,î a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM and © DC Comics

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Dr. Walter and Mary Mizell

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Opponents of uranium mining in Virginia gather outside a Dec. 12 meeting near the proposed mine site, distributing neon yellow T-shirts that say “Keep the Ban.”

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Nelda Kennedy has done volunteer work with the Arkansas Educational Television Network for more than 40 years. The Quitman native has had irons in many fires during her lifetime. Kennedy has served on the Arkansas State Cosmetology Board, was the first female president of the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the advisory board of Cleburne County Cares.

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The Van Buren County Special School has relocated its thrift store to U.S. 65 in Choctaw. Darwin Arnold, left, manager of the Thrift, Gifts and More store, and Neil Wilkins, director of the Van Buren County Special School, are shown here in the store, which sells new and used clothing, household items, books and furniture. The school’s adult clients work at the store.

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White County truly became white on Christmas Day, as an average of 8-9 inches of snow fell in the area, as shown above. Like most of Arkansas, the Three Rivers area got a white Christmas and the hazards that go along with a heavy snowfall.

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Patti, left, and Jeremy Carson, right, are shown with their children, Johnathan, standing, and Kelsey. Patti Carson has a rare form of cancer that caused tumors throughout her body, including two in her brain. She received her last chemotherapy treatment on Christmas Eve. During Patti’s battle with the disease, the Carsons said, they’ve received support from various facets of their community, displayed by people wearing Team Carson shirts.

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Brad Allen won the 2012 World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart. Allen, who works as a physical therapist, is a two-time champion, also winning in 2010.

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Cindy Bailey observes a plating technique demonstrated by University of Arkansas professor and chef Robert Harrington during a class at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. The hospitality management program at ASU-Heber Springs will return this spring.

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John Bomar of Hot Springs walks along snow-covered Ledgerwood Road on Wednesday, following the Christmas winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area.

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Sandy, right, and Janet Bate look at a display in the Fordyce Bathhouse in Hot Springs. The Fordyce is closed for renovations, and the bathhouse’s exhibits have been put into storage for the process.

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The chain pickerel looks something like a barracuda and has quite the same predatory nature.

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University of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson and Northwestern State forward DeQuan Hicks fight for a rebound the first half of Saturday night's game. Mickelson and BJ Young both finished with a 13 rebounds, a career high for each player.

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Arkansas guard BJ Young gets high fives from his teammates as he leaves the game late in the second half of Saturday night's game against Northwestern State. Young and Hunter Mickelson each finished with a career-high 13 rebounds.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/29/2012-- University of Arkansas guard BJ Young drives to the hoop past Northwestern State forward DeQuan Hicks during the first half of Saturday night's game against the Demons at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, after a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to negotiate the framework for a deal on the fiscal cliff. The end game at hand, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday to prevent a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year.

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Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College quarterback A.J. Derby has agreed to walk on at Arkansas and compete for the starting job in the spring.

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Wreckage of a plane which careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people.

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Fog blankets utility workers Friday as they repair broken power lines along Cantrell Road in Little Rock. Tree limbs weighed down from ice and snow Tuesday night snapped power lines across the state and initially left more than 200,000 electric customers without power.

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In one night, raccoons can eat a month’s worth of bird feed.

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Clorox Green Works Water Lily Compostable Cleaning Wipes

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/CHRIS JOHNSON A squirle feeds from a bird feeder.xholdstyle.

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The small red cup above this feeder when filled with water prevents ants from getting in nectar. photo by V Prislipsky

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A Monrovian container ship arrives at the Port of New Orleans just before sunrise Friday. A proposed agreement with dockworkers has prevented a major port strike for now.

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Kendra and Jason Skaggs still plan to take Polina, 5, into their Bella Vista home in January despite Russian President Vladimir Putin signing into law Thursday a ban on Americans adopting Russian children.

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President Barack Obama gestures during a statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations with congressional leaders in the briefing room of the White House on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in Washington. The negotiations are a last ditch effort to avoid across-the-board first of the year tax increases and deep spending cuts. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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FILE - In this June 2, unknown year, file photo, actress Marilyn Monroe smiles in a car after arriving tousled from an all-night plane flight from Hollywood to Idlewild Airport, in New York. The actress said she planned to rest in New York before going to England to make a new movie with Sir Laurence Olivier. In late 2012, the FBI has released a new version of files it kept on Monroe that reveal the names of some of her acquaintances who had drawn concern from government officials and members of her entourage over their suspected ties to communism. (AP Photo, File)

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Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, asks questions about a bill during a meeting of House Committee on Judiciary at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Italian Premier Mario Monti speaks during a press conference at the Italian Senate in Rome, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Monti has announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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FILE In this Aug.30 2007 file photo, a worker uses a wheelbarrow to carry boxes of Pinot Noir grapes during the grape harvest of Roederer Champagne in Ay, in the Champagne production area of Epernay, near Reims, eastern France. Europeans are finding fewer reasons to pop open a bottle of Champagne as another year of economic troubles and high unemployment saps the region’s joie de vivre, latest industry figures show. But while a taste for a glass of bubbly might be on the wane in Europe, other markets, particularly Japan and the United States, are developing a growing taste for sparkling luxury with a brand name. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives Friday at the White House for a meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to negotiate an agreement regarding the “ÿscal cliff.”

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Officers escort Dawn Nguyen into the Federal Building in Rochester, N.Y., on Friday. She faces charges regarding the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in Webster, N.Y.

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Members of a crowd shout at soldiers during an address by President Francois Bozize in Bangui, Central African Republic, in this frame taken from Associated Press footage from Thursday.

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A pedestrian passes a Wells Fargo branch bank in Philadelphia earlier this month. U.S. banks are on pace to end the year with their best proÿts since 2006.

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A man uses a computer Friday at an Internet cafe in central Beijing. Internet users in China now face tougher restrictions.

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The Rev. Leo McIlrath offers a prayer during an interfaith prayer vigil to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. Friday morning marked two weeks since a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. (AP Photo/Danbury News-Times, Carol Kaliff)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/28/12-- A CATA driver, left, talks with a coworker at an accident scene at Arch and Roosevelt Rd. in Little Rock. The bus and an SUV collided at the intersection which did not have a working stop light because a power outage.

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The Washington Redskins, led by quarterback Robert Griffin III (left), meet Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in a game that will decide the NFC East.

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Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning is hit for a loss by Ohio’s Corey Hasting in the first quarter of a 45-14 loss to Ohio in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport.

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Head linesman R.G. Detillier (left) gets caught in the shower when Baylor Coach Art Briles is doused during a post game water bath after the Bears’ 49-26 victory over UCLA in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday in San Diego.

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Hot Springs’ Robert Moss (left) attempts a layup as Springdale Har-Ber’s Brandon Buccheri defends Friday in Hot Springs.

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Jacob Holcomb (left), 13, and camp counselor Dustin Corey, take aim on an arcade game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, inside Fun City in Springdale. The pair were with the School's Out Day Camp from the Rogers Activity Center. The center will continue the camp next week except for New Year's Day.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Volunteers Gavin Smith, left, and Amy Robinson work Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, to unload puppets to be used Monday during the Last Night Fayetteville event at the Fayetteville Town Center. Last Night is a New Year's Eve celebration featuring live music and performances, as well as a puppet parade around the square, the "Hog Drop" countdown at midnight as well as a 10-minute fireworks display to ring in the new year. Visit lastnightfayetteville.com for tickets or more information.

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Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/28/2012 -- feature obit - Adolph B. Morara of Lake Village

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Steve Bryles

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Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege (7) dives into the end zone under Minnesota's Michael Carter for a touchdown during the second quarter of the Meineke Car Care Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/28/2012-- University of Arkansas' Keira Peak pulls up for a jump shot over Coppin State defender Shawntae Payne during the first half of Friday nights game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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One columnist says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s threats to cancel the Pro Bowl if the quality of play didn’t improve weren’t taken seriously by the players.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Volunteers Gavin Smith, left, and Amy Robinson work Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, to unload puppets to be used Monday during the Last Night Fayetteville event at the Fayetteville Town Center. Last Night is a New Year's Eve celebration featuring live music and performances, as well as a puppet parade around the square, the "Hog Drop" countdown at midnight as well as a 10-minute fireworks display to ring in the new year. Visit lastnightfayetteville.com for tickets or more information.

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 28, 2006, file photo, then-Texas Tech men's basketball coach Bob Knight punches his fist into his hand during the second half of Tech's basketball game with UNLV in Lubbock, Texas. Knight, the winningest coach in Division I history, left the door ajar to a return to coaching college basketball during a wide-ranging television interview broadcast Wednesday night, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas sophomore guard BJ Young (11) drives past Robert Morris junior guard Karvel Anderson (15) during the second half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Phil Trolinger, center, fights for a rebound Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 with his nephew, Conner Trolinger, 12, right, and his son Will Trolinger, 11, at Young Elementary School in Springdale. Trolinger plays with his son often and brought his nephew out to exercise despite the chilly weather.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/28/2012-- University of Arkansas' Sarah Watkins and Coppin State's and Bria Harris fight for a rebound during the first half of Friday nights game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Ohio running back Beau Blankenship, left, finds a wide open lane to run through against Louisiana-Monroe during the second quarter of the Independence Bowl NCAA college football game in Shreveport, La., Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Blankenship ran for four scores, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory. (AP Photo/Charles A. Smith)

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Jacob Holcomb (left), 13, and camp counselor Dustin Corey, take aim on an arcade game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, inside Fun City in Springdale. The pair were with the School's Out Day Camp from the Rogers Activity Center. The center will continue the camp next week except for New Year's Day.

Published December 29, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/12-- Greg Bonner and his wife Brenda move some dolls in preparation Friday for their final closeout sale beginning Saturday at the Heights Toy Center, 5918 R Street, in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock. The store, which will close sometime next month, has been in the Bonner family since the early 1950s. The business began in downtown Little Rock around 70 years ago and moved to a location on Kavanaugh Blvd. and then to it's current location in 1966.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/28/12-- Robert Nunn works Friday morning picking up logs from a downed tree in the 900 block of Rock street in Little Rock. Nunn and other volunteers from Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster response organization, were removing the tree from the car it damaged when it fell.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/12-- Joe White Sr., pull-starts a generator to keep a refrigerator and some other appliances working in his son Joe White, Jr.'s home in Cammack Village Friday. Electricity has been out since a winter storm that hit the area Christmas Day.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/12-- Jim Bob Gresham uses candlelight to cook breakfast on his gas stove at his home on Pine Valley Rd. in the Kingwood Place neighborhood of Little Rock Friday morning. Gresham's neighborhood has been out of electricity since Christmas Day when a winter storm hit the area.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/28/12-- Paris Towers resident Colleen Rent eats lunch in the dining room at Paris Towers Friday afternoon. Rent said the residents at the apartment building are still without water and power.

Published December 29, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --10/04/12-- North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley.

Published December 29, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/12-- Greg Bonner and his wife Brenda move some dolls in preparation Friday for their final closeout sale beginning Saturday at the Heights Toy Center, 5918 R Street, in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock. The store, which will close sometime next month, has been in the Bonner family since the early 1950s. The business began in downtown Little Rock around 70 years ago and moved to a location on Kavanaugh Blvd. and then to it's current location in 1966.

Published December 29, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Josh Meyer and his step-son Isaiah Perez, 7, make a snow ball Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Murphy Park in Springdale. The pair were out enjoying the first snow of the season after many false alarms.

Published December 29, 2012

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Ambulances park outside the emergency entrance of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore late Friday, where a woman who was gang-raped and beaten earlier this month died.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting Friday in the Kremlin in Moscow. Putin signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.

Published December 29, 2012

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Authorities continue their investigation where three officers have been injured in a shooting at the Gloucester Township police station, and the suspect was shot and killed, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Gloucester Township, N.J. (AP Photo/South Jersey Times, Lori M. Nichols) PHILLY METRO OUT NEWS

Published December 29, 2012

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Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/28/2012 -- feature obit - Adolph B. Morara of Lake Village

Published December 29, 2012

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Housut Tuleen revelers celebrate winter solstice at the annual Yule log jumping festival in Eureka Springs.

Published December 29, 2012

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A well-manicured lawn is not a friendly habitat for wild birds such as this female cardinal.

Published December 29, 2012

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Some hawks, including the Cooper’s hawk (shown here) and sharp-shinned hawks prey on smaller birds making backyard bird feeders attractive hunting grounds.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Randall Christy, president and founder of The Gospel Station Network of Ada, Okla., spoke Thursday night at Smith Chapel in Eureka Springs to a crowd of about 120. He's trying to raise $75,000 by the end of the day Dec. 31, when Cornerstone Bank of Eureka Springs is scheduled to take over the 700-acre Passion Play property in lieu of foreclosure.

Published December 29, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/28/2012-- Greg Biswell (left) and Mike Prater, both with the City of Fayetteville Transportation Division re-attach a traffic signal Friday afternoon on Dickson Street and Arkansas Ave in Fayetteville. The city crews were re-wiring some of the lights around the University to upgrade the lights.

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A gray squirrel doesn’t mind stretching out to eat seed from this backyard feeder.

Published December 29, 2012

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Gentry, circa 1940 There was little traffic on the Benton County town’s main street when this photo was taken. Note the Steele Drug Store on the left. The large building on the right with the arrow pointing to it is identified as “Carpenter’s Grocery.” According to the census, the rural community had a population of 726 residents in 1940. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

Published December 29, 2012

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 12/10/12 Joni Stine in her favorite personal space, at the piano in her Fayetteville home.

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Power Station Traveller

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Yellow finches flock to feeders filled with thistle. (Courtesy Coles wild bird products/MCT)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/12-- Walkers make their way on an icy street as a fog sets in on Kenwood Rd. in Cammack Village Friday.

Published December 29, 2012

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Arkansas forward Sarah Watkins drives to the hoop between Coppin State defenders (left to right) LArrisa Carter, Kyra Coleman, Amber Grifin and Shawntae Payne during the first half of Friday night's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 28, 2012

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Charlie Partridge, left, and Chris Ash, right, were hired to the Arkansas coaching staff in December, but remain co-defensive coordinators for the Wisconsin Badgers through the Rose Bowl.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said the Razorbacks' game against Northwestern State “may be up, up and away tempo. They want to play fast and we want to play fast."

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas guard Rickey Scott was told by head coach Mike Anderson that it's his time to step up. Scott started for the first time this season in the Razorbacks' match-up with Alabama A&M on Dec. 22, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas hired Chris Ash (pictured above) as its defensive coordinator on Dec. 11, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas hired Charlie Partridge as its defensive coach on Dec. 15, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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The National Weather Service radar shows precipitation the morning of Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 12/28/12

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Georgia Mjartan, executive director of the Our House shelter in Little Rock, looks at what food remains Thursday after an extended power failure led to spoilage.

Published December 28, 2012

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Brandon Wilson, an employee of North Little Rock Electric, reconnects power to homes near West 36th and Gum streets in North Little Rock on Thursday.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/27/2012-- Casey Gill and other utility workers ground a 2 mile stretch of damaged power lines along Pinnacle Valley Rd. in Little Rock on Thursday before clearing trees that fell on the lines knocking out power to the neighborhood. Over 200,000 homes and businesses are without power since Tuesday nights snowfall.

Published December 28, 2012

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Police officers officers Ron Terviel (left) and Carmen Visian wait while paramedics check a hit-and-run suspect during a Tweetalong in Rapid City, S.D.

Published December 28, 2012

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Truckers Michael Wells (left) and C’rone Hill try to dig snow and ice from underneath the wheels of their tractor-trailer Thursday morning after sliding off Kanis Road in Little Rock.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/27/12-- Brandon Wilson, with North Little Rock Electric uses a chainsaw to cut snow heavy limbs off a powerline near W. 36th and Gum streets in North Little Rock Thursday. Snow and ice accumulated on the limbs during the winter storm on Christmas day.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/27/12-- Greg Dillon watches his daughter Marah, 2, after he gave her a push to slide down a snow covered embankment at the Lakewood Property Owners Park in North Little Rock Thursday.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/27/12-- Aaron Grimm, operations manager, works to salvage some food items that need cold storage by putting them in ice chests and leaving them in an unheated room at Our House, a shelter for the working homeless, in Little Rock Thursday. They have been out of electricty since Tuesday and items in the refrigerators and freezers are going bad.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/27/12-- James Lawrence, with James and Sons Tree Service, cuts up the fallen limbs of a large hackberry tree that fell atop a Nissan Cube, belonging to Phyllis McQuany, near the intersection of W. 15th and Spring streets in Little Rock Thursday. Snow and ice accumulated on the limbs during the winter storm on Christmas day.

Published December 28, 2012

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(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, JACKI WEAVER and CHRIS TUCKER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Published December 28, 2012

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BRADLEY COOPER stars in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Published December 28, 2012

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. (AP Photo/Natalia Kolesnikova, Pool)

Published December 28, 2012

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Springdale, circa 1910 When they were loaded with strawberries, these wagons would head to the rail depot. From there, the sweet red fruit would be shipped by rail to markets across the nation. The region’s rich soil also produced an abundance of apples, peaches, and grapes. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

Published December 28, 2012

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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2012 file photo shows Jessie Baylin with her husband Nathan Followill of the band Kings of Leon at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Followill and Baylin welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Published December 28, 2012

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 201 file photo taken in New York City Fontella Bass performs during the Pioneer Awards at New York's Apollo Theatre. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with Rescue Me in 1965, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

Published December 28, 2012

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President Barack Obama arrives Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He is to meet today with congressional leaders regarding the “fiscal cliff.”

Published December 28, 2012

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Smoke rises during heavy shelling Thursday in Homs, Syria, in an image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network.

Published December 28, 2012

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A woman walks to a home for sale in November during a viewing for brokers in Leucadia, Calif. Sales of new homes rose 4.4 percent in November from October, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Published December 28, 2012

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Japanese automaker Toyota is in line this year to regain its crown as the world’s No. 1 automaker, dethroning General Motors Co. of the U.S.

Published December 28, 2012

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Madame Thenardier (Helena Bonham Carter), Cosette (Isabelle Allen) and Thenardier (Sacha Baron Cohen) star in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.

Published December 28, 2012

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(Center) Jean Valjean (HUGH JACKMAN) hauls a massive ship into port in "Les MisÈrables", the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.

Published December 28, 2012

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OscarÆ winner RUSSELL CROWE as Javert in "Les MisÈrables", the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.

Published December 28, 2012

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Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, is stepping down after nearly four years.

Published December 28, 2012

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Indians watch a protest Thursday over a recent gang-rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi.

Published December 28, 2012

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OscarÆ winner RUSSELL CROWE as Javert in "Les MisÈrables", the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.

Published December 28, 2012

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Portrait of Diana Vreeland in Vogue Office; Photograph by James Karales - Courtesy of Estate of James P Karales

Published December 28, 2012

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Portrait of Diana Vreeland by Horst P Horst - Horst P. Horst, 1979, Copyright Estate of Horst P. Horst - Art + Commerce

Published December 28, 2012

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Five years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in "Knocked Up", PAUL RUDD and LESLIE MANN reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in "This Is 40", an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/27/12-- Entergy Operations Coordinator Desi Hunter (left) talks with Walker Pace of Souther Electric Corporation as they work to restore power Thursday afternoon on Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/27/12-- Holly Hall (right) of Memphis tells Entergy Operations Coordinator Desi Hunter how she got her vehicle caught on a power line near Kavanaugh Blvd. and Crestwood Drive in Little Rock as crews began working to free the vehicle and restore power to the area Thursday afternoon. as he heads home with bags of groceries Thursday morning.

Published December 28, 2012

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Ken Horn Jr. (left) and Ken Horn Sr., examine what remains of the elder Horn’s house in Webster, N.Y., on Wednesday. Horn’s house was burned Christmas Eve when neighbor William Spengler set ÿre to his own house before killing two ÿ reÿghters who responded.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN 10-27-12 John L Smith throws his headset after a pentalty reversed a 4th quarter touchdown during the Razorbacks 27-30 loss to Ole Miss Saturday in Little Rock.

Published December 28, 2012

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President Michel Martelly talks to reporters during a news conference, Monday, Dec, 10, 2012, in North Miami Beach, Fla. Martelly met with members of the Haitian-American community during his visit to South Florida. Haiti's government has been pitching business and tourism opportunities in the Caribbean country to Haitians living abroad, along with international investors. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Published December 28, 2012

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Policemen stop protesters from approaching a barricade on their way to India Gate while protesting against a recent gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged Thursday to take action to protect the nation's women while the young rape victim was flown to Singapore for treatment of severe internal injuries. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

Published December 28, 2012

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House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Md. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, where he urged House Republicans to end the pro forma session and call the House back into legislative session to negotiate a solution to the fiscal cliff. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Published December 28, 2012

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Hundreds of gulls swarm around the 630 foot Calumet as the ship backs down the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Published December 28, 2012

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Desiree Smith, 13, and Madison Garza, 7, both of San Diego, build a snowman Thursday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the girls and their families were visiting relatives. The two had never seen snow before and built their first snowman.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas commitment Khari Harding of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe liked what he heard when he called Razorbacks Coach Bret Bielema on Friday.

Published December 28, 2012

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An H&M store in Atlanta drew shoppers earlier this month, but consumers’ conÿdence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.

Published December 28, 2012

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Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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Central Micigan’s Cody Wilson’s 11-yard touchdown reception clinched a 24-21 victory for the Chippewas.

Published December 28, 2012

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Large metal awnings sit ripped apart at Q's Car Wash in Centreville, Miss. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. More than 25 people were injured and at least 70 homes were damaged in Mississippi by the severe storms that pushed across the South on Christmas Day, authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Enterprise-Journal, Philip Hall)

Published December 28, 2012

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Note: Beals is correct. NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF PET SHOPPERS Hannah Russell and Christopher Beals, both of Bentonville, look at a puppy on Thursday Dec. 27 2012 they're thinking of adopting from the Humane Society for Animals in Rogers. Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the facility located at 407 E. Nursery Road. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Published December 28, 2012

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Terrell Newby is one of Arkansas' running back prospects.

Published December 28, 2012

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FILE - In this July 29, 2012, file photo, Stacy Lewis of United States, reacts at the 18th hole during the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The 27-year-old heads to the LPGA Tour finale for somewhat of a victory lap. She's the first American since 1994 to win LPGA player of the year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

Published December 28, 2012

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St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) leaps away from a hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Ronde Barber (20) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The Rams won the game 28-13. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Published December 28, 2012

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Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) punts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Published December 28, 2012

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Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent, center, and his attorney George Miller, obscured at right, leave court in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. A judge ordered Brent to wear an electronic monitor pending his trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge in the one-car crash that killed a teammate. State District Judge Fred Tinsley also lowered Brent's bond from $500,000 to $100,000. (AP Photo/David Woo, Pool)

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/27/2012-- Kolson Crone, age 6 of Fayetteville, practices his moves on his new Spooner Thursday morning while playing at Wilson Park with his sister and babysitter. Spooner boards are designed for kids surf the surface of a variety of surfaces including snow, grass, and sand.

Published December 28, 2012

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Extensive smoke and water damage scars the interior of Calico County restaurant at 2401 S. 56th St. in Fort Smith, Ark. The restaurant suffered severe damage following an early morning fire on Monday.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas linebackers coach Randy Shannon likes Hog signee and linebacker Martrell Spaight's skills.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/08/12-- Arkansas vs LSU men's basketball SEC Tourn Arkansas freshman BJ Young (left) steals the ball from Louisiana State freshman Johnny O'Bryant III during the first half at the SEC Tournament at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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St. Louis running back Steven Jackson (39) has some options available after the season ends Sunday. He has hinted at retirement, but he also could explore free agency.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas players, including Tim Carver (18), Dominic Ficociello (25) and Matt Reynolds (5), exchange high-fives after beating South Carolina 2-1 in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK University of Arkansas' Calli Berna brings the ball down court in front of Jackson State's Demara Howard (15) and Marchetta Parker (23) Friday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Berna led the scoring for the Razorbacks with a career high 22 in the 97-58 victory.

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/05/2012-- Bret Bielema, the new University of Arkansas head football coach speaks to the media during a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the University of Arkansas after the announcement of his hire.

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Tyler Nix tees off Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2012, while playing a round of disc golf with friends at the North Shore Disc Golf course at Lake Fayetteville Park.

Published December 28, 2012

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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates his second round win over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia at the Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Published December 28, 2012

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ASU head coach Gus Malzahn shouts instructions during the third quarter against Memphis at ASU stadium in Jonesboro. Special to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette/JIMMY JONES

Published December 28, 2012

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Former Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin, now at Southern California, enters a hearing by the NCAA's infractions committee in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 11, 2011. The hearing was looking into both the basketball and football programs at Tennessee which the NCAA has charged with committing recruiting violations and has accused both coaches with failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the programs. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Published December 28, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and players celebrate following their 35-26 win over Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published December 28, 2012

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Carlton Fisk smiles as he answers questions from the media Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 in at Harry Caray's Restaurant in Chicago following the announcement that he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

Published December 28, 2012

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and head coach Avery Johnson chat during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center in New York. Johnson was fired on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, general manager Billy King announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF STREET MACHINE Jack Kloster Jr., with Crafton Tull & Associates does survey work along South First Street in Rogers on Thursday Dec. 27 2012. Kloster and a crew were surveying for future improvements along the north-south route.

Published December 28, 2012

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In this Sept. 2, 1995 photo, Fontella Bass dances with Vernon Harris and Curtis Berry on the stage as she sings her 1965 hit "Resuce Me" at the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with Rescue Me in 1965, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Odell Mitchell Jr.) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Published December 28, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Alabama A&M's Green Hill, left, and Arkansas' BJ Young battle for a loose ball after Young stripped it during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 28, 2012

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San Jose State wide receiver Chandler Jones (89) dives for a touchdown against Bowling Green defensive back Darrell Hunter, behind, during the second half of the NCAA college football Military Bowl, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Published December 28, 2012

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson directs his team from the bench in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in New York. Boston won 93-76. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Published December 28, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/27/2012-- The J. William Fulbright statue stands alone in the cold as icicles form on the Peace Fountain next to Old Main in the University of Arkansas campus Thursday morning. With most students and faculty home for the holidays the University is running on minimal staff during the winter break.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Diego Gallardo, left, and Rene Garcia, both employees with the City of Lowell Street Department, pick up trash along North Bloomington Street in Lowell near West Pleasant Grove Road. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has a 24-hour Violator Reporting System for motorists seeking to report instances of roadside litter. Motorists can report any kind of trash from any vehicle littering by calling 1-866-811-1222.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JEFF MITCHELL -- 12/27/2012 -- Private contractor Brian Beauford clears snow from a parking lot in downtown Little Rock, December 27, 2012.

Published December 28, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/27/12-- Hunter Bridges walks down Kavanaugh Blvd. as he heads home with bags of groceries Thursday morning.

Published December 28, 2012

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Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a cruel slavemaster in Quentin Tarantino’s alternate history of the antebellum South: Django Unchained.

Published December 28, 2012

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Director QUENTIN TARANTINO on the set of DJANGO UNCHAINED

Published December 28, 2012

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Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are siblings with a creepy close relationship in the bloody thriller Deadfall.

Published December 28, 2012

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Denny Altes State Representative District 076 Republican 02/23/2012

Published December 28, 2012

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5. Kris Kristofferson in DEADFALL, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Published December 28, 2012

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Joel Thomas, pictured during a Washington-Boise State game, was hired by the Razorbacks on Monday and has helped Terrell Newby's interest toward the Razorbacks.

Published December 27, 2012

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President Barack Obama talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada at the funeral service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Washington National Cathedral, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. At center is Vice President Joe Biden.

Published December 27, 2012

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The National Weather Service in Little Rock said Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, that freezing rain and sleet was possible past midnight for a large swath of the state.

Published December 27, 2012

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President Barack Obama crosses the tarmac to board Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Honolulu, en route to Washington. With a year-end deadline looming before the economy goes off the so-called fiscal cliff, the president cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii.

Published December 27, 2012

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Matt Blunt and his daughter Abby sled down a hill Wednesday morning in Maumelle. A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

Published December 27, 2012

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Erica Linz plays Mia (left) and Benedikt Negro plays Le Vieux (center) in CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY, from Paramount Pictures and James Cameron. CDS-08221

Published December 27, 2012

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Hayes Carll 2010 photo

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/26/12-- Josh Bregy rakes snow off his driveway Wednesday morning in Maumelle. A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/26/12-- A vehicle drives under a tree knocked over by the weight of snow and ice nearly blocking traffic on Valley Club Circle in Little Rock on Wednesday morning. A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/26/12-- A vehicle abandoned by its driver lays buried in snow along the median of Mauamelle Blvd. Wednesday morning. A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/26/2012-- A blanket of snow covers areas of Maumelle Wednesday morning after heavy snow fell over most of Arkansas Tuesday night.

Published December 27, 2012

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Buford, 1912 These prize-winning bulls posed with their proud owners at the Baxter County Fair a century ago. Created in March 1873 from parts of Fulton, Izard, Marion and Searcy counties, the new county was named for incumbent Gov. Elisha Baxter. Mountain Home is the county seat. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

Published December 27, 2012

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005 file photo, Gerry Anderson, poses for a photograph with a toy Thunderbird 2 on the 40th anniversary of the Thunderbirds first broadcast, in London. Anderson, the British creator of the hit "Thunderbirds" TV show, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at age 83. He is survived by his wife, son Jerry, and three other children. (AP Photo/PA, Hugo Philpot, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Published December 27, 2012

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In this Oct. 12, 2011 photo, rapper T.I. speaks during an interview in Atlanta. After serving 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation, the so-called ìKing of the Southî is trying to regain momentum in a career slowed by his incarceration, and at the same time, show people he can have a positive influence on the youth despite his well-documented troubles. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Published December 27, 2012

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In this image made from video broadcast on Al Arabiya TV late Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Syrian Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal makes remarks saying he is joining "the people's revolution." The general who heads Syria's military police has defected and joined the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime, one of the highest walkouts by a serving security chief during the country's 21-month uprising, a pan Arab TV station has reported.(AP Photo/Al Arabiya via AP video)TV OUT NO SALES

Published December 27, 2012

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Members of the constitutional assembly speak during a session at the Shura Council building in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The official approval of Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution Tuesday held out little hope of stabilizing the country after two years of turmoil and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may now face a more immediate crisis with the economy falling deeper into distress. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

Published December 27, 2012

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Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as Nicholas "Nick" Brody in Homeland (Season 2, episode 4) - Photo: Kent Smith/SHOWTIME - Photo ID:

Published December 27, 2012

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, shoppers push a cart with merchandise at a Walmart Supercenter store in Little Rock, Ark. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. A report out Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, that tracks spending, called MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, says holiday sales increased 0.7 percent. Analysts had expected sales to grow 3 to 4 percen(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Published December 27, 2012

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A worker installs roofing material on a house under construction at Davidson Communities LLC's Arista at The Crosby development in Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. New home sales climbed to a 380,000 annual rate in November, the most since April 2010, according to the median forecast of 60 economists surveyed by Bloomberg before Dec. 27 figures from the Commerce Department. Photographer: Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg

Published December 27, 2012

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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2012 file photo shows Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) sacking San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during an NFL game in Denver. The Broncos' linebacker is dominating games the way the Ravens' Ray Lewis once did. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Published December 27, 2012

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Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, left, and a person dressed as Mickey Mouse, center, high-five as Stanford head coach David Shaw, right, watches during a news conference at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Wisconsin is scheduled to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Published December 27, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Caleb Burch, 5, practices riding his skateboard Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, as his father Jesse Burch, both of Lowell, watches in their Lowell neighborhood. Caleb had received the skateboard for Christmas and was practicing the various techniques on maintaining balance and pushing himself along.

Published December 27, 2012

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Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, left, deflects a shot as Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards reaches in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals on Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Published December 27, 2012

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Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones hits a game-winning home run off Baltimore Orioles relief piticher Todd Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Atlanta. The Braves won, 5-4. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Published December 27, 2012

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Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Published December 27, 2012

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Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III in action in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Published December 27, 2012

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In this July 7, 2012, photo, Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the talks says the Pirates and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a trade that would send Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects. Pittsburgh would ship Hanrahan and another player to the Red Sox in exchange for four players, (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Published December 27, 2012

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Aaron Dahlstrom (left) pitches in to help David Shelley remove a limb off their neighbor's car in the Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock Wednesday after several inches of sleet and snow fell Tuesday.

Published December 27, 2012

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Scott Springer, an engineer with the North Little Rock Electric Department moves a fallen power line away from the street on Lakeview Road in North Little Rock on Wednesday. Spotters were out assessing where downed lines were so crews could make line repairs easier. Much of North Little Rock saw more than nine inches of snow on Christmas day.

Published December 27, 2012

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Pamela Richardson uses a broom to clean the snow off her car on West B. Street in North Little Rock Wednesday after several inches of sleet and snow fell Tuesday.

Published December 27, 2012

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Crews from the City of Battle Creek, Mich.'s Field Services division clear the sidewalks in downtown as a snowstorm blanketed the area and whipped things up with high winds during the day Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Battle Creek Enquirer, Robert Youngs Jr.) NO SALES

Published December 27, 2012

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This booking photo provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, shows former Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones. Jail records show that Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge. (AP Photo/Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department)

Published December 27, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Mike Mayeux, left, and Joe Keen, both with Wil-Shar Erectors of Rogers, attach a purlin to tie in the rafters Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 on a pre-fabricated building behind Har-Ber High School in Springdale.

Published December 27, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Cooper Neal, 7, of Fayetteville watches the movie "Brave" Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Fayetteville Public LIbrary. The library is showing movies at 2 p.m. daily during its Holiday Movie Fest which is free and open to the public. Today's movie is "Ice Age 4" and Friday's is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days."

Published December 27, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF SCHOOL'S OUT, GAMES ARE IN Austin Ormand, left, with the Northwest Arkansas Mercy Family YMCA plays board games with Nick Bray, center, and Isaiah England on Wednesday Dec. 26 2012 at the Y's School's Out Day Camp. The day camp runs through Friday and again Jan. 2-4 at the YMCA located at Village on the Creeks in Rogers. Activities include a variety of games, crafts and sports for children.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkransas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/26/12-- Don Mayor and his wife Linda Sue Sanders ride his atv around a fallen tree limb on Waterside Dr. along Lakewood Lake No: One in North Little Rock Wednesday after several inches of sleet and snow fell Tuesday.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JENNIFER CHRISTMAN - Natchez

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JENNIFER CHRISTMAN - Natchez

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - 4/28/11 - Faded Rose restaurant review, Ribeye ala Rosa.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/ROSEMARY BOGGS -- 12/23/2012 -- At Brick Oven Pizza in Cabot, the Muffuletta sandwiches are baked in the brick oven. They're served with a side of chips and a pickle spear.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --01/19/12-- Beth Barnett, with Red River Boating Center in Heber Springs, polishes a Crownline runabout boat Thursday in preparation for the Marine Expo at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkransas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/26/12-- Motorist gingerly drive on the on ramp from I-30 to I-40 West in North Little Rock Wednesday after several inches of sleet and snow fell Tuesday.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JEFF MITCHELL -- 12/26/2012 -- Arkansas Repertory Theater employee Jeff Roper shovels the sidewalk in front of the theater in downtown Little Rock Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Published December 27, 2012

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, photo, a customer shops for greeting cards at a Target store in Chicago. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. A report out Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, that tracks spending, called MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, says holiday sales increased 0.7 percent. Analysts had expected sales to grow 3 to 4 percent. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Published December 27, 2012

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Personal Trainer Elizabeth Reighard spots for client Mary Smith as she runs her through a workout at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic Center in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Monday, December 17, 2012. (Steve Jessmore/Myrtle Beach Sun-News/MCT)

Published December 27, 2012

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Philadelaphia Eagles coach Andy Reid addresses the media during a news conference at NFL football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. Reid returned to the Eagles a day after his 29-year-old son's funeral. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Stephen Flood)

Published December 27, 2012

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Semler Street resident Mack Robinson checks on his tornado damaged home Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Prichard, Ala. Robinson's wife, Mary, was home when the tornado hit. "Nobody got hurt, except my feelings," Robinson said. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Kittrell) MAGS OUT

Published December 27, 2012

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BARBIE: The 11 1/2 –inch American Icon will be on exhibit in the Study Gallery July 12, 2012, through Jan. 6, 2013.

Published December 27, 2012

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American Princes

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Special to theArkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/21/2012 -- American Princes

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Special to theArkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/21/2012 -- AJ Gaither

Published December 27, 2012

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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2012 file photo shows travelers walking to a ticketing desk at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Published December 27, 2012

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HANDOUT PHOTO 47 -- House Car by Brian Cowdery At the Arkansas Arts Center as part of Toys Designed by Artists.

Published December 27, 2012

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An order of Spinach Artichoke Dip at Brick Oven Pizza in Cabot, is served with toasted pita bread for dipping.

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/CARY JENKINS Exectutive Chef Andre Poirot and Director of Food and Beverage Alain Piraux

Published December 27, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 12/26/12 -- Eddie Jabara measures 9" of snow in front of his home on Gap Creek Road in Sherwood. Parts of Sherwood and much of central Arkansas saw more than nine inches of snow with parts of the state seeing more than a foot.

Published December 27, 2012

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A fire truck passes a warehouse on fire on Lagos Island in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. An explosion ripped through a warehouse Wednesday where witnesses say fireworks were stored in Nigeria's largest city, sparking a fire. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was injured in the blast that firefighters and locals struggled to contain. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Published December 27, 2012

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Bobby Petrino was riding high as Arkansas' football coach before his infamous motorcycle wreck in April brought it all to a crashing halt.

Published December 27, 2012

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Nathan Crews, left, and Brandon Beard will be playing with the BCS All Star Invitational Marching Band, which will play before and during halftime of the BCS National Championship game. Crews and Beard both play snare drum for the North Pulaski High School Marching Falcons.

Published December 27, 2012

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From the left, Phil Bridges and Faran Hearyman, with Terry and Carla Bridges, are members of Bikers 4 Foster Kids, which has been raising money and gathering donated items for Searcy-area foster kids for the past two years. In the upcoming year, the group hopes to expand the organization to include nonbikers as well.

Published December 27, 2012

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This Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread is a perfect treat for gatherings throughout the year.

Published December 27, 2012

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This Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread is a perfect treat for gatherings throughout the year.

Published December 27, 2012

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This flaky turnover is filled with the savory notes of bacon and caramelized onions paired with sweet apples.

Published December 27, 2012

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Tony Brighter works on restoring power to lights in a display that is part of his computer-controlled, musical Christmas light show. The display was damaged during high winds earlier in the week.

Published December 27, 2012

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Rachel Frank, 10, made the second round of the Young Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) with her business plan to make paper-bead bracelets. She makes them from the colorful ads in magazines.

Published December 27, 2012

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This Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread is a perfect treat for gatherings throughout the year.

Published December 27, 2012

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A dog plays in the snow Wednesday in Little Rock's Knoop Park.

Published December 26, 2012

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President Barack Obama speaks as first lady Michelle Obama listens during a visit with members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corp Base Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The first family is in Hawaii for a holiday vacation.

Published December 26, 2012

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A man attempts to clear his car of snow Wednesday morning in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood.

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs looks toward the scoreboard during the fourth quarter against Texas Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.

Published December 26, 2012

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Downtown Little Rock is seen from Knoop Park on Dec. 26, 2012.

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Snow lay in Knoop Park in Little Rock the morning of Dec. 26, 2012.

Published December 26, 2012

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Snow covers the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock on Dec. 26, 2012.

Published December 26, 2012

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A tree fell on an SUV on Ridgeway Drive in Little Rock during a winter storm that dropped record snow on the area.

Published December 26, 2012

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Bill Cummings digs his car out of snow in Maumelle Tuesday night during a power outage in the city,

Published December 26, 2012

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in his 14th NFL season, every game as a starter, he led the Broncos to 13 victories. He completed 68.8 percent of his passes, the second-best percentage of his career, and had a quarterback rating of 105.8, also his second best, and the best since 2004 when it was 121.1.

Published December 26, 2012

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Priscilla Rainwater, a clerk at Walgreen's located at the intersection of Asher and University rings up and bags items for customers on Christmas Day. Many people like Rainwater work on Christmas day.

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --11/25/11-- Arkansas @ LSU football Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino yells from the sidelines during the third quarter at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --01/06/2012-- Arkansas State trooper Lance King escorts University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino off the field following the Razorbacks cotton bowl win in Arlington.

Published December 26, 2012

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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. O'Brien will be Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century, according to multiple reports. (AP Photo/File)

Published December 26, 2012

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Ryo Ishikawa of Japan checks his putting line during the final round of the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Published December 26, 2012

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A motorist gets a push up a slippery hill by a couple passengers as a Christmas eve snowstorm makes travel treacherous, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Martinsburg, W.Va. (AP Photo/Journal Newspaper, Ron Agnir)

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/25/12 -- (with xopen26) Sally Scott, assistant manager at Walgreen's located at the intersection of Asher and University looks for a specific item for a customer on Christmas Day. Scott said she often volunteers to work on Christmas to allow her employees to be with their families.

Published December 26, 2012

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Icicles weigh down the branches of trees on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol on Christmas Day. Freezing rain fell over most of Arkansas before a strong winter storm and snow was forecasted to hit Arkansas late Tuesday night.

Published December 26, 2012

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12/7/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Amy Franks, right, tUAMS Assoc. professor, tours a group through UAMS' 12th Street Health and Wellness Center after its dedication Friday morning in Little Rock. The center is an interdisciplinary effort across all UAMS colleges to offer a variety of student-provided health and wellness services, initially focusing on cardiovascular health.

Published December 26, 2012

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has wished Christmas peace to the world, decrying the slaughter of the "defenseless" in Syria and urging Israelis and Palestinians to find the courage to negotiate. Delivering the Vatican's traditional Christmas day message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, a weary-looking and hoarse-sounding Benedict on Tuesday also encouraged Arab spring nations, especially Egypt, to build just and respectful societies. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Published December 26, 2012

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This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, Jack Klugman, left, speaking at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards in New York on June 15, 2008 and Charles Durning, right, during the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Klugman and Durning, both of whom died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, Klugman at 90 in Los Angeles, Durning at 89 in New York, spent storied careers building catalogues of roles that classed them indisputably as "character actors." (AP Photo/File)

Published December 26, 2012

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Hot Springs -- 1940--Located four miles east of the Garland County seat on Ar 5, FountainLajej was home to a popular entertainment complex. In addition to a dance pavillion, the comlex boasted picnic areas, a large smimming pool, a wishing well, and a pinball arcade. Developed by Dr. H. D. Ferguson, the attraction opened in 1933.In its heyday, it hosted an annual Fourth of July fireworks show.Fountain Lake closed in 1949. Most of the buildings were destroyed bya firein 1953.

Published December 26, 2012

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Family, dog in window. Photo by Kim Christ

Published December 26, 2012

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, actress Katherine Heigl poses at Variety's 4th annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Heigl has channeled her love of animals to ending animal abuse. She's launching a line of pet products called Just One where portions of the proceeds go to help programs that foster, train, neuter and rescue animals. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Published December 26, 2012

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cheese palmiers for new year's food feature on bite-size nibbles and finger foods plus video

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A Cup Pie Set by Chicago Metallic, with its nonstick surface, quartet of 41/2-inch pie cavities and plastic dough cutter, takes the hassle out of making them. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/12/12-- chicken balls for new year's food feature on bite-size nibbles and finger foods

Published December 26, 2012

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Walker Bowerman, 10, left, and Hughes Bowerman, 6, plays with family dogs in the snow in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, David Woo)

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --12/25/12 -- (wild art) Kitt Oudthone (cq, center) another other volunteers serves a hot lunch to those in need at the Salvation Army in Little Rock on Christmas Day. Dozens of volunteers came out to serve a full lunch plus dessert to anyone who needed a hot meal.

Published December 26, 2012

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Afghan and U.S. generals, left, serve Christmas dinner to to U.S. soldiers and service members Soldiers and service members with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at a dining facility at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Published December 26, 2012

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Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts after being charged with a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Published December 26, 2012

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7-DAY MENU PLANNER for release Dec. 23, 2012; Porcini-Dusted Tenderloin With Wine Sauce PHOTO: The Beef Checkoff

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER 09-27-08 Arkansas @ Texas football Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs looks toward the scoreboard during the fourth quarter against Texas Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.

Published December 26, 2012

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Alternation (6) and jockey Luis Quinonez dominate the race during the Oaklawn Handicap on Derby Day, Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Oaklawn Park. (The Sentinel-Record/Lorien E. Dahl)

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Fredlind Atnej (cq), from the Marshallese United Church of Christ, leads the Mohang jebta in a march Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, during their "Christmas the Islands Way" event at Roller City in Springdale. The event began at 2:30 and was expected by event organizers to continue late into the night. Approximately 13 different jebtas, or groups, performed dances, marches and sang songs during the event. Volunteers from the congregation also prepared lunch and dinner for attendees.

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --1/4/11-- Arkansas Bobby Petrino calls a play during the first half of the SugarBowl.

Published December 26, 2012

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Kader Arif, French Minister for Veteran affairs, middle, meets with Syrian refugee families in the French military mobile hospital, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Published December 26, 2012

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SMU linebacker Taylor Reed (44) gets ready to pounce on a fumble by Fresno State running back Robbie Rouse, lying on the field, during the second quarter of the Hawaii Bowl, an NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Honolulu. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr (4) watches the play. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Joel Carraballo (cq) shovels clipping from the cart path near the eighth green on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Brandon Rochelle, Springdale firefighter, adds carrots to a beef stew for 10 people Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Station 1 in downtown Springdale. Springdale firefighters work every third day which, because of the leap year, has forced the B-shift firefighters to work multiple holidays this year and last year, including the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Rochelle said the crew was having a simple Christmas meal because they had a large feast for Thanksgiving.

Published December 26, 2012

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, effectively a life sentence, in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The Sandusky saga was a top story in the sports world in 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Published December 26, 2012

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FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. Phelps' Olympic success was a major sports story of 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. In 2012, Armstrong decided to give up the battle against doping charges, saying "enough is enough" but acknowledging no wrongdoing. The move began his swift fall from being perhaps the nation's best-known cancer-fighting hero, and though he maintains he was victimized by a "witch hunt" he was still stripped of all seven of his Tour de France victories. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

Published December 26, 2012

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, right, as forward Carmelo Anthony, center, watches during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS University of Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs makes a block during Arkansas game against the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. 10/18/08

Published December 26, 2012

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sets up to throw a pass against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Denver. The Broncos won 34-12.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Published December 26, 2012

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Jockey Luis Quinonez sits atop the horse Alternation and sponges him off just after winning the Oaklawn Handicap during the 2012 Derby Day races on Saturday, April 14, 2012. (The Sentinel-Record/Lorien E. Dahl)

Published December 26, 2012

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Courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation An adult eastern hellbender.

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Pastor Jetton Lomwe (cq) preaches to his congregation Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Marshallese New Beginnings Church in Springdale located at 2250 W. Sunset Ave. The church, currently in its fourth year, held a three-hour Christmas sermon followed by a celebration which included dancing and food.

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES......A crew with the city of Fort Smith pours a section of new sidewalk in the 300 block of North 21st Street. The crew is one that will take over sidewalk construction in the city instead of the city contracting the work. Officials say having its own crew will allow the city to construct more sidewalks each year.

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF CHRISTMAS DINNER AND GIFTS Angela Hines, second from right, serves Christmas dinner alongside Judy Hodge, right, and Eva Johnson, third from right, during the annual B&B Fund Drive Christmas dinner held on Tuesday Dec. 25 2012 in Bentonville at the Church of Christ. Brenda Moore of Rogers has organized the event for 21 years. About 400 volunteers help with meal preparation and serving as well as providing gifts for 700 children, Moore said. All food and gifts are donated by individuals, she added. The Church of Christ lets volunteers use the church's activity center to host the event, Moore said.

Published December 26, 2012

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Melissa McInturff (right) waits for Jim Mullenax to descend from the ladder truck after members of the Little Rock fire department battled a kitchen fire at the Peabody Hotel early Tuesday morning. The fire inside the hotel destroyed two full kitchens and caused the lobby to fill with smoke. No injures were reported.

Published December 26, 2012

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Patrick Hays will be leaving office, and taking all the memorabilia he has collected over the years, on Dec. 31 after 24 years as North Little Rock mayor.

Published December 26, 2012

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Members of the Rutter family of Sandy Hook, Conn., embrace early Christmas morning as they stand near memorials by the Sandy Hook firehouse in Newtown, Conn.,Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. People continue to visit memorials after gunman Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Jose Hurtado (cq) blows debris and clippings from the cart path near the eighth tee box on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

Published December 26, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/13/2012-- Jonathan Luigs, former University of Arkansas football player and winner of the Rimington Trophy at his Fayetteville Home Thursday afternoon.

Published December 26, 2012

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Published December 26, 2012

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An Egyptian woman cuts the hair of a veiled woman during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Women cut their hair to protest against the Islamist-oriented constitution on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latef, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT

Published December 26, 2012

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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2012 file photo, former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens pauses as he speaks to the media outside federal court in Washington, after he was acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided that he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance -enhancing drugs. Clemens' acquittal was one of the top sports stories of 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Published December 26, 2012

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Western Kentucky tight end Jack Doyle (82) reacts with offensive lineman Adam Smith (76) after catching a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Troy in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Published December 26, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs with the ball during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 12/25/12 -- (with weather story) Small icicles form on the railing on the 6th street overpass along 1-30 westbound on Christmas Day. Freezing rain fell over most of Arkansas before a strong winter storm and snow was forecasted to hit Arkansas late Tuesday night.

Published December 26, 2012

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In this undated photo, ricotta cheese creates a rich and creamy base for crab bites perfect for a holiday party as shown served on a tray in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Published December 26, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media during a press conference before practice as he answers questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.

Published December 26, 2012

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New Western Kentucky head coach Bobby Petrino, left, responds to a question as athletic director Todd Stewart smiles during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ky. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a "pattern of misleading" behavior following an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress as a passenger but now wants to make the most of his second chance. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Joe Imel)

Published December 25, 2012

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Many coaches’ names were mentioned in newspapers and on television and radio, but Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long kept his cards so close to his vest that he shocked the whole nation when it was announced that Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema was Arkansas’ new head coach.

Published December 25, 2012

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Jonathan Luigs, former University of Arkansas football player, won the Rimington Trophy as a Razorback before his NFL career.

Published December 25, 2012

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Smoke is visible from North Little Rock during a fire at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock Tuesday morning.

Published December 25, 2012

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Members of the Little Rock fire department wait for their next assignment outside of the Peabody Hotel early Tuesday morning. A kitchen fire inside the hotel destroyed two full kitchens and caused the lobby to fill with smoke. No injures were reported.

Published December 25, 2012

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This graphic released Tuesday by the National Weather Service shows expected snow totals across Arkansas Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long (above) had what Arkansas Chancellor Dave Gearhart called Long’s finest hour when he dealt with the fallout from then-Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle accident in April. Long fired Petrino, made a quick hire for the season, then led a search for a replacement.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/24/12-- (wild art) Cooper Brazil, 4, drives a miniature motorized Jeep through a maze of Virginia Pine trees at Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm in the Sardis community. Brazil and his father are neighbors with the owners of the farm and were there visiting with them Monday morning.

Published December 25, 2012

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Pope Benedict XVI lights a candle at his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, after the unveiling of the Nativity scene, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has lit a Christmas peace candle set on the windowsill of his private studio overlooking square. Pilgrims, tourists and Romans gathered below in St. Peter's Square for the inauguration Monday evening of a Nativity scene and cheered when the flame was lit. Later, he will appear in St. Peter's Basilica to lead Christmas Eve Mass. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Published December 25, 2012

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Approximately 5,000 participants line up at the starting line for the ugly Christmas sweater 5K fun run Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Omaha Neb. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Rebecca S. Gratz) MAGS OUT; ALL NEBRASKA LOCAL BROADCAST TV OUT

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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12/24/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Collin Laney, 9, of Cabot, left, and his cousin David Laney, 4, right, of Sherwood, play around a torpedo at the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII memorial Monday morning in North Little Rock. The boys were killing time before ice skating in Little Rock's River Market.

Published December 25, 2012

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The Sopranos (P621) "Made In America" 03-22-2007 Director: David Chase DP: Alik Sakharov Scene 61-63-65-67 (int) Holsten's Diner "The gang shows up for family dinner" James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) Edie Falco (Carmela) Robert Iler (Anthony Jr.) Photo Credit: Will Hart / HBO

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, right, meets with UN Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. The international envoy tasked with pushing to end Syria's civil war said the situation is still "worrying" after discussing the crisis with President Bashar Assad on Monday. The remarks gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution to the conflict. (AP Photo/SANA)

Published December 25, 2012

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12/24/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Josh Seever, left, loads a tray with cranberry sauce for the Christmas meal as Lewis Gould, background, wraps up a completed salad for Monday's meal at the Union Rescue Mission in Little Rock Monday morning. They had already prepared and stored much of their Christmas meal but still serve meals everyday of the week.

Published December 25, 2012

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Jean Valjean (HUGH JACKMAN) embraces a very ill Fantine (ANNE HATHAWAY) in "Les MisÈrables", the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 28th year.

Published December 25, 2012

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Mark Leonard, left, returns to jail after entering a not guilty plea in the arraignment for the fatal Richmond Hill blast, at the City/County building, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Monserrate Shirley, 47, her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, 43, and his half brother Robert "Bob" Leonard Jr., 54, are facing murder and several other felony charges in what authorities have called a senseless crime. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Star, Kelly Wilkinson)

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, Barbadian singer Rihanna performs on stage during the German TV game show "Wetten, dass...? (Bet it...?) in Freiburg , southern Germany. (AP Photo/dapd, Harald Tittel)

Published December 25, 2012

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A Monroe County Sheriff's Department armored truck drops off residents who were evacuated from the neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging police in a shootout before killing himself while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Max Schulte)

Published December 25, 2012

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A house burns Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging police in a shootout before killing himself while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano)

Published December 25, 2012

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Special to theArkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/20/2012 -- Taste of Hope is a cookbook by the American Cancer Society of central Arkansas.

Published December 25, 2012

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In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, photo, a man examines a row of washers and dryers while shopping at a Sears store in Henderson, Nev. U.S. companies increased their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in November, with a second consecutive monthly gain in a key category that reflects businesses’ investment plans. The Commerce Department reported Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, that orders for durable goods rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in November, compared to October, when orders had risen 1.1 percent. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Published December 25, 2012

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CHRISTOPH WALTZ and JAMIE FOXX star in DJANGO UNCHAINED

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles. More than 31,400 people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun-control views. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" show an "unbelievably stupid man." Now, gun-rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a "hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution" by targeting the Second Amendment and demands he be deported immediately. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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This cheese will be put in a bucket, covered in brine and then refrigerated for a week. After it is finished, the cheese will be sold on the University of Minnesota at St. Paul campus. (Joel Koyama/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Published December 25, 2012

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Tonya Schoenfuss, right, works with Pierre Sallard, a graduate student/intern from France, on a cheese experiment in her lab at the University of Minnesota on the St. Paul campus, December 12, 2012. Schoenfuss is a food science professor at the U of M who specializes in dairy products. Her primary work right now is developing low-sodium cheese. (Joel Koyama/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Published December 25, 2012

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Afghan policemen stand guard outside of Kabul police headquarters, where a an American advisor was killed, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2014. An Afghan policewoman killed an American adviser at the Kabul police headquarters on Monday, a senior Afghan police official said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Carolyn Reno, collections manager with Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, left, and Marty Benson, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild, look over coverlet drafts Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Laura Redford and Marty Benson from the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild have been researching 26 coverlets the museum has to learn more about the way they were made and the lives of the people who made them. Drafts are instructional guides for weavers to follow to achieve a particular pattern.

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Lights illuminate the Christ of the Ozarks statue on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Eureka Springs. After the lights were turned off -- the first time since 1967 -- following the closing of the Great Passion Play, donors helped bring the lights back on. The electric bill for the two 10,000-watt floodlights is about $200/month in the winter.

Published December 25, 2012

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Americans have missed out on almost $200 billion of stock gains as they drained money from the market in the past four years, haunted by the financial crisis. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Published December 25, 2012

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This photo provided by CCA&B, LLC, shows "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition," with the Elf for the shelf. There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf _ watching you. (AP Photo/CCA&B, LLC)

Published December 25, 2012

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Flooding was so familiar to the northeast and Delta regions of Arkansas that wealthy folks invested in watertight lead coffins. The weight would help prevent the coffins from floating up to the surface, and the moveable face windows could identify bodies if they were displaced. This was found in the Arkansas State University Museum collection.Photo by Heather Stanley.

Published December 25, 2012

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Karen directs your attention to the giant roadside raven at Ravenden Springs. Photo by Heather Stanley.

Published December 25, 2012

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Now who wouldn’t stop for a free map and stock up on fireworks and ammo from a store with a grizzly bear? It’s all part of the Bizarrkansas experience. Photo by Heather Stanley.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas is a place of colorful extremes. The scenery goes from nature to neon and from universities to roadside shopping attractions like this. Photo by Heather Stanley.

Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis delivers a pitch against Boston Red Sox during the 16th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Davis went 0 for 8 and struck out five times as a designated hitter in their 17-inning victory over Boston. But with the bullpen depleted, he wound up being called to the mound, the first time he pitched in the pros. He threw two scoreless innings and got the win. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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In this Nov. 4, 2012 photo, Syracuse's Baye Moussa Keita (12) scores against Bloomsburg during the second half of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y. Keita is from Africa, as is Syracuse football player Siriki Diabate. Soccer, once the mainstay of their lives, is now an afterthought at best. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Published December 25, 2012

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In this Nov. 10, 2012 photo, Syracuse's Siriki Diabate (18) defends against Louisville during an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y. Diabate is from Africa, as is Syracuse basketball player Baye Moussa Keita. Soccer, once the mainstay of their lives, is now an afterthought at best. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER A corner of a handmade coverlet last owned by Lockwood Searcy, shows signs of aging Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, while it was examined at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The coverlet is believe to have been made before 1850 out of handspun wool. Laura Redford and Marty Benson from the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild have been researching 26 coverlets the museum has to learn more about the way they were made and the lives of the people who made them.

Published December 25, 2012

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, left, and quarterback Michael Vick look at a play card on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Published December 25, 2012

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Tina Pagano, right, and her daughter Taylor Pagano, listen as Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Published December 25, 2012

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Published December 25, 2012

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Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb is helped off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Kayla Geigle, left, (cq) and Weston Geigle (cq), volunteers, select winter coats for a family of nine Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, during the 4th annual Miracle on 14th Street event at First Christian Church in Bentonville. The event provided free winter coats, toys, gift wrapping and a hot meal on a first come, first served basis. Last year, event organizes saw approximately 1,500 attendees and expected the same numbers this year.

Published December 25, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Dan Perez, of Chicago, left, and Austin Joyce, of Detroit, check the ridge line Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 for a new portico on a building at 408 East Meadow Avenue in Springdale. The building is being rehabbed from use in the agriculture industry to a church, Centro Evangelico with most of the labor volunteers from the church.

Published December 25, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman jumps over San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree as Sherman celebrates his interception in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, Nebraska's retiring athletic director and former head coach Tom Osborne, center, runs onto the field with players prior to an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Lincoln, Neb. Osborne will retire as Nebraska's athletic director on Jan. 1, 2013 and end an association with the university that began in 1962. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 1995 file photo, Nebraska players carry coach Tom Osborne off the field after the Huskers defeated Miami 24-17 in the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami. Osborne will retire as Nebraska's athletic director on Jan. 1, 2013, and end an association with the university that began in 1962. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Chris Basnaw of the city of Fayetteville's Transportation Division works Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, to equip division trucks with spreaders used to distribute material on the city's roadways to assist with the snowy weather that is expected to come today.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/24/12-- (wild art) Cooper Brazil, 4, drives a miniature motorized Jeep through a maze of Virginia Pine trees at Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm in the Sardis community. Brazil and his father are neighbors with the owners of the farm and were there visiting with them Monday morning.

Published December 25, 2012

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Chris Alsbrook, a 20 year patrolman for the Little Rock Police Department, has over 4000 medieval and ancient warfare artifacts, relics and movie props that he has been collecting for 8 years. Many of the authentic replicas were worn by actors such as Brad Pitt in the movie Troy and Russell Crow in Gladiator.

Published December 25, 2012

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Wendy Newson (L) and Cheryl Baldwin compare some of the last minute Christmas gifts they bought while shopping at McCain Mall on Monday afternoon.

Published December 25, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER Brett D'Amico of Rogers High School, right, runs away from Josh Frazier of Springdale Har-Ber High School Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, during homecoming at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale

Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in State College, Pa. On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, family says Paterno, winningest coach in major college football, has died. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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FILE - In this July 16, 1981 file phot, baseball union leader Marvin Miller speaking to reporters in New York, after rejecting a proposal to end a baseball strike. Miller died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in New York. He was 95. (AP Photo/Howard, File)

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --04/05/2012--University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long addresses the media during a press conference Thursday evening to answer questions about his motorcycle accident over the weekend.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --04/24/2012-- University of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long (right) and newly appointed football coach John L. Smith enter the room as they begin a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --03/31/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is greeted by Jeff Long after a press conference to answer questions about petrinos motorcycle accident over the weekend.

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Jeff Long, athletic director for the University of Arkansas, talks to a reporter Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in his office at the Frank Broyles Athletic Center in Fayetteville. Long is the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sportsman of the Year.

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --04/10/2012-- University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long address the media following the announcement of the firing of football coach Bobby Petrino Tuesday evening at Bud Walton arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 25, 2012

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano speaks during a news conference Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Published December 25, 2012

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New Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, left, his wife, Jen, center, and athletic director Jeff Long, right, Call the Hogs during an NCAA college football news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Bielema, who will be paid $3.2 million annually for six years, replaces interim coach John L. Smith, who was hired after Bobby Petrino was fired in April. (AP Photo/April L. Brown)

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Walker Heck, 10, of Fayetteville, center, watches his candle alongside his grandmother, Pat Heck-James of North Little Rock, left, while sitting with his mother, Jana Wrenay Heck; brother, Chance,5; and father, Paul Heck, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, while taking part in the annual candlelight Christmas service at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Published December 25, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Carolyn Reno, collections manager with Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, left, and Marty Benson, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild, look over coverlet drafts Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Laura Redford and Marty Benson from the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild have been researching 26 coverlets the museum has to learn more about the way they were made and the lives of the people who made them. Drafts are instructional guides for weavers to follow to achieve a particular pattern.

Published December 25, 2012

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tree from Arkansas is one of 56 Christmas trees from each state and territory that surround the national Chirstmas tree at the White House in Washington. Arkansas’ tree, which was sponsored by students from Rockefeller Elementary, includes ornaments made by Sharon Boyd-Struthers. The focus of the tree is the social and economic strides made in the state by Gov. Wintrhop Rockefeller, a Republican who was the state’s chief executive from 1967-1971.

Published December 25, 2012

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Nine-month-old Carter Chance isn't too happy about having her photo made with Santa Claus at Park Plaza Mall on Monday afternoon. Afternoon crowds for last minute shoppers was a little lighter than normal at Park Plaza.

Published December 25, 2012

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Published December 25, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Walker Heck, 10, of Fayetteville, center, watches his candle alongside his grandmother, Pat Heck-James of North Little Rock, left, while sitting with his mother, Jana Wrenay Heck; brother, Chance,5; and father, Paul Heck, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, while taking part in the annual candlelight Christmas service at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Published December 25, 2012

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes football on the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

Published December 25, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --10/15/12-- Jeff Long, UA Athletic Director talks during the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday.

Published December 25, 2012

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Joel Thomas is Arkansas' running backs coach after spending four years at Washington.

Published December 24, 2012

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In 2012, Arkansas athletics director and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sportsman of the Year, Jeff Long, made the difficult decision of firing Bobby Petrino. Eight months later, he hired Bret Bielema, showing his commitment to the Razorbacks' success.

Published December 24, 2012

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New York Knicks guard and former Razorback Ronnie Brewer drives the lane against the Suns on December 2, 2012.

Published December 24, 2012

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Arkansas players Melissa Wolf, Quistelle Williams and Sarah Watkins relax on the bench for the final minutes of their 80-41 win over Northwestern State on Friday, Dec. 21, at bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 24, 2012

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Former Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas will make $235,000 in the same role at Arkansas.

Published December 24, 2012

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Afghans walk past by a gate of the Kabul police headquarters, where an American advisor was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. An Afghan policewoman killed an American adviser at the Kabul police headquarters on Monday, a senior Afghan police official said.

Published December 24, 2012

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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 12/24/12

Published December 24, 2012

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Joel Thomas coached a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his four seasons with the Huskies.

Published December 24, 2012

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Joel Thomas, who spent the last four seasons at Washington, was hired to be Arkansas' running backs coach, it was announced Monday.

Published December 24, 2012

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The National Weather Service on Monday issued this map of possible snow accumulations in a winter storm expected to hit Arkansas on Christmas.

Published December 24, 2012

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This Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, booking photo provided by the Alexandria, Va., Police Department shows Idaho U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo. Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2012 and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb, authorities said.

Published December 24, 2012

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Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson decided to give his players time off for the holidays.

Published December 24, 2012

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Arkansas' BJ Young drives to the basket against Alabama A&M's Green Hill during the second half Saturday, Dec. 22, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. He finished with 13 points and a career-high 9 assists.

Published December 24, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman comes down with an interception ahead of San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Randy Moss in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 42-13. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Published December 24, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks' Anthony McCoy reacts after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers late in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Published December 24, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stretches prior to the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Published December 24, 2012

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--FILE-- This October 22, 1975 file photograph shows Boston Red Sox Carlton Fisk gesturing as his 12th-inning home run hits the left field foul pole to give Boston the sixth game of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night, October 22, 1975. The Red Sox announced that the left field foul pole would be renamed the "Fisk Foul Pole" during a ceremony before a game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday June 13, 2005. At right is Reds pitcher Pat Darcy (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

Published December 24, 2012

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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher reacts after hitting a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Published December 24, 2012

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SMU President R. Gerald Turner, right, introduces June Jones as the new football head coach during a news conference in Dallas, Monday Jan. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Conn-Gutierrez)

Published December 24, 2012

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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec., 23, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 94-91. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Published December 24, 2012

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New Orleans Saints tight end David Thomas (85) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Published December 24, 2012

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Bruce WIlliams, director of the fitness center at Shadow Valley Country Club in Rogers, helps his client J.D. Royce do lat pulldowns.

Published December 24, 2012

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The annual Christmas tree brightens up the Capitol rotunda. The Capitol grounds during the holidays is a good place for a brisk walk.

Published December 24, 2012

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Sandra Ashcraft performs the Skater Lunge at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series.

Published December 24, 2012

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field between plays against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

Published December 24, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) tries to turn upfield as Houston Texans' Connor Barwin (98) tackles him during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Published December 24, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) celebrates after the Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 23-6 in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Published December 24, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (32) dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) tackles him during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston. The Vikings beat the Texans 23-6. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Published December 24, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' coach Mike Anderson during their game in the second half against Alabama A&M's Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 24, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Rickey Scott, left, and Hunter Mickelson, right, pressure Alabama A&M's Demarquelle Tabb at the basket during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 24, 2012

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TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees poses during Photo Day on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nick Swisher

Published December 24, 2012

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ADG photo by Karen E. Segrave -- 11/27/12 -- Sandra Ashcraft performs the Skater Lunge at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series.

Published December 24, 2012

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ADG photo by Karen E. Segrave -- 11/27/12 -- Sandra Ashcraft performs the Skater Lunge at the Little Rock Athletic Club. For the November Fit Master Series.

Published December 24, 2012

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Special to the Democrat-Gazette/BUDDY GOUGH Bruce WIlliams, director of the fitness center at Shadow Valley Country Club in Rogers, helps his client J.D. Royce do lat pulldowns.

Published December 24, 2012

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John Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems Inc., speaks at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. The nonpartisan conference offers participants a forum for networking and building support for projects and financial commitments to alleviate poverty, disease and social obstacles and encourage development. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** John Chambers

Published December 24, 2012

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Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz, speaks at the Minds + Machines 2012: Unleashing the Industrial Internet conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Thought leaders from across business, technology and academia will gather at the Minds + Machines 2012 conference to discuss the power of the Industrial Internet and why it matters. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Marc Andreessen

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA Media / SPENCER TRIEY -- 12/23/12 -- Tre Davis (CQ) 11 ride his Razor RipStik Caster Board, right, while holding on to Jake Jones 9, as he rides his scooter Sunday Dec. 23, 2012, in Bentonville Akansas. Davis and Jake were enjoying the nice weather on their early Christmas gifts.

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA Media / SPENCE TIREY --12/23/12-- Peyton Denson, 8, stands on top of Stella a bronze pig statue as her sister Reese Denson, 5, sits on it's head. Stella created in 2009 by American born artist Andre' Harvey is one of a number of statues that line the Crystal Bridges Museum Trail which is part the Bentonville trail system. Peyton and Reese were enjoying the weather with their parents on the trail who were surprised there were so few people o the trail.

Published December 24, 2012

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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2008, file photo, SMU coach June Jones talks to his players in the first half against Tulane in an NCAA college football game in New Orleans. SMU faces Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl football game Thursday, Dec. 24, the team's first bowl appearance in 25 years. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Published December 24, 2012

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look on from left as Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, is given the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Published December 24, 2012

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ADDS BYLINE - A person, left, takes photos of at the scene of a head-on collision involving two minivans on Interstate 75, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, near Franklin, Ohio. The collision killed four people, including a 7-year-old boy, from two different families in Ohio and Tennessee just two days before Christmas. Two other children were critically injured in the collision. (AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Drew Simon) LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUT

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Matt Henriksen sets up a table for bargain books Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, outside Dickson Street Book Shop in Fayetteville. The bargain table has books for $1 or customers can buy a bag for $12 and fit as many books in as possible. The shop will be open on Christmas eve, but closed Christmas Day.

Published December 24, 2012

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Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Italy's caretaker Premier Mario Monti says he won't run in February elections, but if some political parties which back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government, he would "evaluate the offer." Monti ruled out heading any ticket himself, saying "I have no sympathy for 'personal' parties.' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Published December 24, 2012

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Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer work at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Published December 24, 2012

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Protesters chant slogans against the Iraq's Shiite-led government as they wave national flags and hold posters of the Sunni Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi during a demonstration in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Thousands of protesters have demonstrated in Iraq's western Sunni heartland following the arrest of bodyguards assigned to the finance minister, who draws support from the area. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Published December 24, 2012

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Carl Walter, left, helps 2-year-old Anna Kate Davis onto a camel named Charlie as Anna's mother, Ashley Davis of Fayetteville, watches before going for a ride Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, on the square in Fayetteville.

Published December 24, 2012

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The owner of the old New Theatre on 10th Street downtown wants to restore the carriage entrance to its early 20th century glory, while renovation of the interior is on his bucket list.

Published December 24, 2012

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Spoonful.com is one of several websites with ideas for crafts and activities for Christmas, including how to make homemade Christmas ornaments.

Published December 24, 2012

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Running photo illustration.

Published December 24, 2012

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A worker of the Dead Sea Scrolls conservation laboratory at the IAA, Israel Antiquities Authority, holds a frame with small fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Israeli authorities say they have put 5,000 fragments of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls online in a partnership with Google.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Published December 24, 2012

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12/23/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Clyde Aaron, with Creative Image Ice, uses an electric chain saw to carve a Christmas tree out of ice blocks during a demonstration Sunday afternoon at the River Market in downtown Little Rock. WITH POSSIBLE PLUS VIDEO

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Brent Miller lunges forward on a slack line Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Wilson Park in Fayetteville. Miller, a yoga instructor, has been slacklining off and on for about 10 years. Miller said the activity helps with core muscle strength.

Published December 24, 2012

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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles passes the ball as Washington Redskins' Stephen Bowen brings him down during the final seconds of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. Foles was called for intentional grounding on the game-ending play. Washington won 27-20. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA Media / SPENCE TIREY --12/23/12-- Steam rises from Lake Bella Vista in the early morning light as a bird lifts of a stump.

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Charlie is a camel waits to give rides Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, on the square in Fayetteville.

Published December 24, 2012

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Protesters shield themselves as Indian police beat them with sticks during a violent demonstration near the India Gate against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Published December 24, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN 8-10-05 Charles Foster, from Taggart, Foster, Currence and Gray Architects, at left, and North Little Rock finance director Bob Sisson discuss plans to build a new ballpark in North Little Rock for the Arkansas Travelers.

Published December 24, 2012

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, Christmas stockings with the names of shooting victims hang from railing near a makeshift memorial near the town Christmas tree in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. In the wake of the shooting, the grieving town is trying to find meaning in Christmas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Published December 24, 2012

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12/23/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Clyde Aaron, with Creative Image Ice, uses an electric chain saw to carve a Christmas tree out of ice blocks during a demonstration Sunday afternoon at the River Market in downtown Little Rock. WITH POSSIBLE PLUS VIDEO

Published December 24, 2012

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A sign attached to the side of a "Change for the Better" box along Capitol Ave. in the downtown. Donations to the boxes has fallen short of expectations.

Published December 24, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Mary Jo Rose of Eureka Springs photographs Charlie the camel Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, on the square in Fayetteville.

Published December 24, 2012

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12/20/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON (with story: xPanhandling ) Jimmy Pritchett , Homeless Services Coordinator for city of Little Rock next to a "Change for the Better" box along Capitol Ave. in the downtown. Donations to the boxes has fallen short of expectations.

Published December 24, 2012

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12/23/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Rev. Beverly White, left, and parishioner chat with Wanda Freeman, right, after they presented her with a bag of small gifts and a ten dollar bill as White and her other "poor Santas" greet residents around their North Little Rock church Sunday morning. Members of Riverview AME Church and New Horizon AME Church walked the streets and knocked on doors to surprised recipients with singing and an invitation to worship with ten dollars attached. WIth plus video

Published December 24, 2012

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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, a recreational area is fenced off in an area where high levels of lead were recorded following Superstorm Sandy in Laurence Harbor, N.J. Federal and state officials say Sandy’s floodwaters didn’t cause problems at any of the 147 toxic waste or Superfund sites in the New York/New Jersey area. The Environmental Protection Agency says there’s no immediate threat to public health. But some experts say the storm created thousands of small pollution sites that could be even more challenging to track and clean up. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Published December 24, 2012

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Egyptian journalists tape their mouths and raise their pens during a demonstration against the draft constitution in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Egypt's opposition called Sunday for an investigation into allegations of vote fraud in the referendum on a deeply divisive Islamist-backed constitution after the Muslim Brotherhood, the main group backing the charter, claimed it passed with a 64 percent "yes" vote. Official results have not been released yet and are expected on Monday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Published December 24, 2012

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NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre pauses as he makes a statement during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The NRA called for armed police officers to be posted in every American school. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Published December 24, 2012

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Chuck Todd of NBC News, left, Ed Henry of FOX News, second left, Major Garrett of CBS News, second right, and Jake Tapper of ABC News, right, do their stand ups before President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden make a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room about policies to be pursued following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Published December 24, 2012

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FIle - In this March 17, 2011 file photo, reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel poses for a portrait in New York. Frankel released a statement Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, announcing her and husband Jason Hoppy are separating. She and Hoppy married in 2010 and have a daughter, Bryn, who was born that same year. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)

Published December 24, 2012

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, a woman with flowers walks past a Christmas tree which has become a memorial to the Newtown shooting victims in Newtown, Conn. In the wake of the shooting, the grieving town is trying to find meaning in Christmas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Published December 24, 2012

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Arkansas coach Mike Anderson instructs his players in the second half against Alabama A&M Saturday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 23, 2012

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Egyptian election workers count ballots at the end of the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of president Mohammed Morsi at a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Egypt's Islamist-backed constitution headed toward likely approval in a final round of voting on Saturday, but the deep divisions it has opened up threaten to fuel continued turmoil.

Published December 23, 2012

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Trees and shrubs line the street in front of Methodist Hospital in Houston's Medical Center Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Former President George H.W. Bush is at Methodist for treatment of a lingering cough.

Published December 23, 2012

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Family members, state lawmakers and members of the public attend a visitation service for U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye at the Hawaii state Capitol in Honolulu on Saturday Dec. 22, 2012.

Published December 23, 2012

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Protesters chant slogans against the Iraq's Shiite-led government as they wave national flags and hold posters of the Sunni Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi during a demonstration in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2012. Thousands of protesters have demonstrated in Iraq's western Sunni heartland following the arrest of bodyguards assigned to the finance minister, who draws support from the area.

Published December 23, 2012

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (left) catches one of his 11 receptions Saturday night against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field in Detroit. Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s NFL single-season receiving yards mark of 1,848 and also became the ÿrst player with 100 yards receiving in eight consecutive games the ÿrst with 10 receptions in four games in a row.

Published December 23, 2012

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The busy fishing port of Marsaxlokk has numerous restaurants featuring fresh seafood.

Published December 23, 2012

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Roxy Music The Complete Studio Recordings

Published December 23, 2012

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, defended by Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23), reaches for the ball on a touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Published December 23, 2012

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Egyptian soldiers stand between lines of voters in Giza on Saturday during the second round of a referendum on a new constitution.

Published December 23, 2012

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Dallas Mavericks guard Derek Fisher (UALR, Little Rock Parkview) was released by the team Saturday at Fisher’s request so he could be closer to his family.

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 4/14/2012 Mike Smith aboard Bodemeister, right, rasies uo as he crosses the finish line ahead of the pack to win the Arkansas Derby during Saturday afternoon's racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

Published December 23, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Marshawn Powell pulls down a rebound against Alabama A&M's during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Marshawn Powell drives to the basket in the second half against Alabama A&M's Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. He finished with 20 points.

Published December 23, 2012

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Vin Ascolese for recruiting column

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE 8/26/11 UCA Board of Trustee Member Victor Green.

Published December 23, 2012

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Carmen (center) hugs her daughter Azahara (right) and an unidentified cousin after winning the main Christmas lottery prize “El Gordo” (“The Fat One”) on Saturday in Alcala de Henares, Spain.

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/22/12-- Camdyn McDaniel (middle), 15, poses for a photo with Paul Robinson (left) and Tracy Wilson, both dressed as Storm Troopers from the Star Wars films and members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group, as they ring bells in front of a Salvation Army red kettle Saturday afternoon while volunteering at McCain Mall.

Published December 23, 2012

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Carrie Raglon (right) of the city of Little Rock and Christine Beems, chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the Central Arkansas Reentry Coalition, talk about a new initiative to help former inmates or homeless people settle into new lives in Little Rock.

Published December 23, 2012

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Santa skates with his helper Lindsey Perry, right, at the Orange County Sportsplex, in Hillsborough,N.C., Saturday December 22, 2012, during a public session of Skate with Santa for the holiday. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Bernard Thomas)

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/20/12-- (xreentry)- Carrie Raglon (right) was recently hired by the city of Little Rock as a re-entry coordinator to jump start its new direction in Prevention, Intervention and Treatment programs. Raglon was introducing herself to other community representatives who work with PIT and with re-entry efforts.

Published December 23, 2012

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Supporters of Pakistani Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s senior minister, Bashir Bilour, who was killed in a suicide bombing, mourn over Bilour’s death Saturday at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Published December 23, 2012

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FILE - In this June 9, 2011 file photo, actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend the first annual Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at the Urban Zen Center in New York. Court records show Kutcher filed for divorce from Moore on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

Published December 23, 2012

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President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama, top, and daughters Malia, top left, and Sasha, bottom right, at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Published December 23, 2012

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Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, second right, waits in line outside a polling place in Beni Suef, Egypt, to vote on a constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ramadan)

Published December 23, 2012

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A WWII minesweeper is shown on the Mississippi River near St. Louis in a photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Published December 23, 2012

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Red-winged blackbirds fly over a field Monday during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas.

Published December 23, 2012

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a news conference Saturday in Kabul.

Published December 23, 2012

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Temple guard Khalif Wyatt drives past Syracuse defender Brandon Triche (right) during the ÿrst half of Saturday’s game in the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wyatt ÿnished with a game-high 33 points as Temple upset No. 3 Syracuse 83-79.

Published December 23, 2012

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Italian Premier Mario Monti delivers his speech at the Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the Italian Ambassadors conference in Rome, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Monti's speech in Rome was his last official act as premier. He has pledged to step down as soon as Parliament gives final passage to the budget law, which happened just as diplomats were giving Monti a standing ovation. Italian news reports say he is expected to hand in his resignation Friday evening after his last Cabinet meeting. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Published December 23, 2012

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Bavarian riflemen in traditional costumes fire their muzzle loaders in Berchtesgaden, southern Germany Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at the annual Christmas Shooting. (AP Photo/dapd/Uwe Lein)

Published December 23, 2012

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Denny Altes State Representative District 076 Republican 02/23/2012

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/22/12-- Volunteers Alex Hale (left) of Sherwood and Jessica Gates of North Little Rock sort through children's presents Saturday during the 7th annual Christmas Caravan at the Clinton Library. The event provides basic necessities for homeless adults and toys and gifts for homeless and near-homeless children.

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/22/12--Volunteers LaToya Barnett (left), 24, Jaylon Meadows (middle), 14, and Marshonna Lloyd, 12, pick out gifts for children Saturday morning during the 11th annual Christmas Give-Away at the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock. Over 300 families received food, clothing and gifts for children from the church.

Published December 23, 2012

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FILE- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Lavrov said Saturday Dec. 22, 2012, that the Syrian government has consolidated its chemical weapons to safeguard the arsenal at one or two locations, and also revealed that Russia has military advisers in the country and have kept close watch over its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

Published December 23, 2012

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Indian people shout slogans as policemen use water canon to disperse them during a protest in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Police used tear gas and water cannons to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the recent gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Published December 23, 2012

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Robbie Parker, left, carries his daughter, Madeline, 4, following funeral services for his 6-year old daughter, Connecticut elementary shooting victim Emilie Parker, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Ogden, Utah. Emilie, whose family has Ogden roots, was one of the victims killed in a Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Published December 23, 2012

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Volunteer Anthony Vessicchio of East Haven, Conn., helps sort tables filled with donated toys Friday at the town hall in Newtown, Conn.

Published December 23, 2012

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Bijhon Jackson for recruiting column

Published December 23, 2012

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After a 3-5 start, Coach Jason Garrett (right) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (left) have put the Dallas Cowboys in playoff contention. The Cowboys (8-6) host the New Orleans Saints (6-8) today at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Published December 23, 2012

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Enjoying a mixed bag duck hunt Monday in Arkansas County were (from left) Nat Lea, Dorsey Jackson and Ford Overton. While mallards were scarce, the trio — joined by the author — still were able to gather a limit by 8 a.m.

Published December 23, 2012

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Central Arkansas guard Ryan Williams shoots over a Mississippi State defender during Saturday’s game at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi State won 79-72.

Published December 23, 2012

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Published December 23, 2012

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Pili Medina, 48, who sold one of the winning lottery tickets with the numbers, 76058, of the top prize of Spain's Christmas lottery known as "El Gordo" or "The Fat One" number, celebrates this, in her lottery shop, in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain on Saturday Dec. 22, 2012, around 300 kilometers from Madrid. After a brutal year of economic hardship that deepened with unemployment hitting 25 percent, Spaniards across the country Saturday were hoping for relief from payouts by the nation’s famed Christmas lottery, the world’s richest, with euro 2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in tax-free awards.. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Published December 23, 2012

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A worker opens a trap-door in a giant drum to let the balls bearing ticket numbers fall into a lower compartment before the start of Spain's Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Saturday Dec. 22, 2012. After another brutal year of economic hardship, Spaniards across the country are hoping for relief when the country's famed Christmas lottery - the world's richest - pays out euro 2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in tax-free awards on Saturday. The top prize of euro 400,000 ($529,840) is dubbed 'El Gordo' ('The Fat One') and is likely to be won by hundreds if not thousands of players. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas State's Ed Townsel, right, dribbles around St. Bonaventure's Matthew Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Jonesboro, Ark. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Saundra Sovick)

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/19/2012-- The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in Fort Smith Wednesday afternoon.

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES Lee Ortega, director of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Published December 23, 2012

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster bows to the fans after scoring a touchdown on a 2-yard run against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Published December 23, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Todd Parmington)

Published December 23, 2012

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FILE - In this March 27, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton leaves the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday, March 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/22/2012-- (left) Amber Anderson and her daughter Emmy, age 3, and Aaron Ellis and his daughter Erika Ellis, age 3, try to keep their balance as they ice skate during the Family Skate period at the Jones Center in Springdale Saturday afternoon. The skaters were all visiting the area from Siloam Springs for a day of fun with their family.

Published December 23, 2012

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Tony Lepore shows his dance moves as he directs traffic in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 13.

Published December 23, 2012

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Visitors to the National Constitution Center view the hatchet of Carry Nation in the exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.”

Published December 23, 2012

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FILE - New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throws on the sideline in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on in this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo taken in Nashville, Tenn. Mark Sanchez knows he won't be the New York Jets' starting quarterback Sunday Dec. 23, 2012. Beyond that, the one-time face of the franchise won't say whether he thinks he'll be back with the team next season. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Published December 23, 2012

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New York Giants quarterback Kerry Collins (5) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary (99) as Collins fumbles during fourth-quarter action at Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. At right is Giants Lomas Brown (76). (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Published December 23, 2012

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Orlando Magic center Glen Davis, right, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Kings won 91-82. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Published December 23, 2012

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after an overtime 27-24 win over Pittsburgh Steelers at an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Published December 23, 2012

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In this Dec. 13, 2012 photo, former Providence Police Department office Tony Lepore directs traffic at an intersection on Dorrance Street in Providence, R.I. Lepore is know as the dancing cop because of his energetic and rhythmic style of moving vehicles and pedestrians through an intersection. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Published December 23, 2012

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Bret Bielema FB 2013

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Alabama A&M's Green Hill, left, and Arkansas' BJ Young battle for a loose ball after Young stripped it during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 23, 2012

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Dallas Mavericks guard Derek Fisher (6) looks for an open teammate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 92-77. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Published December 23, 2012

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Derek Fisher (6) looks for an opening against Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 119-96. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Published December 23, 2012

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Central Arkansas basketball coach Corliss Williamson calls out to his players in the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Mississippi State won 79-72. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Published December 23, 2012

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Published December 23, 2012

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Roosevelt & Irma Brown

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Peter Goulden

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Farbod Barsum's Leela Clutch, $2,780

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Sara Lilygren, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Tyson Foods, at the company headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Springdale. Lilygren has been at the Tyson Springdale offices for three and a half years and worked in their D.C. office for seven years.

Published December 23, 2012

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Lindsay Day Marshal

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Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen, left, talks to reporters Dec. 11 about British bank HSBC’s agreement to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York-based probe. Cohen was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, center, and Lanny Breuer, right, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

Published December 23, 2012

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Julie Andrews stars as Maria in the enduring family film The Sound of Music. ABC airs the movie from 6 to 10 p.m. today.

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Harlon & Jean Sory

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/13/2012-- Sarah Bunton, a German teacher with Fayetteville Public Schools works with her students during class as student Paolo Canova takes notes Thursday afternoon at Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville as students prepare for their final.

Published December 23, 2012

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Contrast stitching such as this can supply just the right dash of derring-do.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/13/2012-- Sarah Bunton, a German teacher with Fayetteville Public Schools works with Woodland middle school students during class Thursday afternoon in Fayetteville as they prepare for their final.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/13/2012-- Sarah Bunton, a German teacher with Fayetteville Public Schools works with Woodland middle school students during class Thursday afternoon in Fayetteville as they prepare for their final.

Published December 23, 2012

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Frankie and Odiss Nelson

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Emogene & Buddy Allen

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Duke Ellington

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Edward & Joyce Tudor

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Ed & Marcelle Brown

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Dixie Montgomery

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Perp art by John Deering

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Caitlin Brooke West

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Art Kinnaman

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MIKE MIZELLE He is senior vice president and commercial relationship mamager @ Iberiabank.

Published December 23, 2012

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Courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority/www.visitmalta.com Aerial view of Valetta

Published December 23, 2012

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A German teacher with Fayetteville Public Schools, Sarah Bunton was dismayed by the announcement that the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will put its German language program on hold.

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Beth Ashbaugh is the director of Apple Seeds, Inc., a local group dedicated to educating students about the importance of a healthy diet through a hands-on experience growing food at local schools. Dec. 6, 2012,

Published December 23, 2012

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A lab technician works with sterile products during drug manufacturing at a plant owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.’s factory in Godollo, Hungary, in October. Teva is the world’s largest maker of generic drugs.

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Beth Ashbaugh, director of Apple Seeds, Inc., left, helps Garden Club member Andon Rodriguez, 8, as Brandy Molloy, right, helps Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Macey Corshia, 7, waters newly planted garlic bulbs Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Leverett Elementary School Garden Club members Kamryn Lucas, 8, left, and Mason Barnes, 10, plant garlic bulbs Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in a bed behind the school during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Leverett Elementary School Garden Club members Kamryn Lucas, 8, left, and Mason Barnes, 10, plant garlic bulbs Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in a bed behind the school during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER University of Arkansas architecture professor Ethel Goodstein-Murphree; photographed in her downtown Fayetteville office on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for nwprofiles

Published December 23, 2012

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Art historian and University of Arkansas professor Lynn Jacobs looks at triptychs — artwork presented in three panels — as “paintings with doors.” She recently wrote a book about triptychs produced in present-day Belgium and the Netherlands during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries called Opening Doors: The Early Netherlandish Triptych Reinterpreted.

Published December 23, 2012

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University of Arkansas architecture professor Ethel Goodstein-Murphree photographed in her downtown Fayetteville office.

Published December 23, 2012

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Chris Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, speaks during a news conference in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Sanofi, France's biggest drugmaker, said profit may drop as much as 15 percent this year, hurt by generic competition to its Plavix blood-thinner and Avapro hypertension drug in the U.S. Photographer: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Chris Viehbacher

Published December 23, 2012

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Indian protesters are chased away by police during a protest in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Police used tear gas and water cannons to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the recent gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Sara Lilygren, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Tyson Foods, at the company headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Springdale. Lilygren has been at the Tyson Springdale offices for three and a half years and worked in their D.C. office for seven years.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/22/2012-- Sam Von Bose playing the role of the Grinch reads the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas Saturday morning in front of the Fayetteville Public Library as Angus Ramsey, age 3 from Fayetteville, takes a closer look at the book and the Grinch. The show had to be moved to the front of the library Saturday due to a morning power outage at the library.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Sarah Newton, 15, right, and Myles Markey, 15, both of Bentonville work Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, volunteer their time wrapping Christmas presents at Habitat for Humanity of Benton County's gift wrapping shop at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. The gift wrapping shop, in its third year, is a donations-only service and will be operating until noon on Christmas Eve (Monday). All proceeds will go towards Habitat for Humanity of Benton County's projects. Executive director Debby Wieneke said the shop is in need of more volunteer wrappers over the next two days. For information call 479-531-9330.

Published December 23, 2012

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Peter Gunn, The Complete Series

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Krikor and Carolyn Muradian

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Etta James The Complete Private Music Blues, rock and soul albums collection

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Kaylie Laveau, 10, runs with a watering can Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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BESSIE SMITH THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS

Published December 23, 2012

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Tom Courtway, UCA interim president

Published December 23, 2012

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An Egyptian man votes while other voters perform the noon prayers at gymnasium hall used as a polling station during the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Published December 23, 2012

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Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

Published December 23, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Kaylie Laveau, 10, runs with a watering can Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, during a meeting of the Garden Club, sponsored by Apple Seeds Inc., at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville.

Published December 23, 2012

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In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rich Kostecke, a bird expert and associate director of conservation, research and planning at the Nature Conservancy in Texas, counts birds during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas. The data collected, with the help of more than 50 other volunteers spread out into six groups across the 7,000-acre Mad Island preserve, will be regionally and nationally analyzed, landing in a broad database that includes results from hundreds of other bird counts going on nationally during a two week period. What began 113 years ago as an Audobon Society protest to annual bird hunts that left piles of carcasses littered in different parts of the country now helps scientists understand how birds react to short-term weather events, such as drought and flooding, and seek clues on how they might behave as temperatures rise and climate changes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER University of Arkansas architecture professor Ethel Goodstein-Murphree; photographed in her downtown Fayetteville office on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for nwprofiles

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER University of Arkansas architecture professor Ethel Goodstein-Murphree; photographed in her downtown Fayetteville office on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for nwprofiles

Published December 23, 2012

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NINA SIMONE THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION

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Jerome & Hilbegard Sherman

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Janet & Dewey Bruce

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The Wine Enthusiast Electric Corkscrew includes the Vacu Vin for re-sealing opened bottles.

Published December 23, 2012

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Published December 23, 2012

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David Longinotti, assistant general manager of facing, pose outside Oaklawn Park Thursday, February 7, 2008. (The Senitnel-Record/Richard Rasmussen)

Published December 23, 2012

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1/16/03 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Bobby Geiger, Director of Wagering and Simulcast at Oaklawn Park in his office in Hot Springs.

Published December 23, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Jacorey Williams, left, and Alabama A&M's Jeremy Crutcher scrap for the ball during the second half Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 23, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' BJ Young signs autographs for fans after his team beat Alabama A&M's Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. He finished with 13 points.

Published December 23, 2012

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Paige Meis, 3, of Mt. Home, slaps hands with an Arkansas mascot before the start of the game against Alabama A&M's during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Sara Lilygren, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Tyson Foods, at the company headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Springdale. Lilygren has been at the Tyson Springdale offices for three and a half years and worked in their D.C. office for seven years.

Published December 23, 2012

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Courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority/www.visitmalta.com Mdina

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Mary Ashley Price

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Mary Jo and Clyde Horton on their wedding day, Dec. 21, 1952

Published December 23, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Sara Lilygren, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Tyson Foods, at the company headquarters Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Springdale. Lilygren has been at the Tyson Springdale offices for three and a half years and worked in their D.C. office for seven years.

Published December 23, 2012

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WS & Johnita Waddle

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Designer: WHITE by Vera Wang Style VW351157 Description: Ombre-printed tulle ball gown with sheer straps and tossed pick-up skirt. Gown features antique jeweled corsage at hip. Color: Ballet / Ivory Ombre (also available in Stone/Ivory Ombre) Retail: $1,348 Availability: David's Bridal, www.davidsbridal.com

Published December 23, 2012

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James and Ruth Van Zandt

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND--12/21/10-- A Christmas tree ornament that was bought in 1964, the same year the artifical tree it hangs on was purchased by Alla Jean Priest, 79. Alla and her husband Donald, 82, who have been married for 67 years, have been putting the tree up ever since. This will be their last year as they are passing it down to one of their grandchildren. They live in Marmaduke.

Published December 23, 2012

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Ray and Betty Duke

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Dar Lin Las Islas scarf, $89

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Beth Ashbaugh of West Fork is the executive director of Apple Seeds Inc. Founded in 2007, Apple Seeds helps elementary school children learn how to make healthy eating choices, while at the same time promoting sustainable food systems by working with them on gardening projects and other activities.

Published December 23, 2012

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White by Vera Wang offers this fabulous ivory georgette mermaid wedding gown with draped straps and Chantilly lace appliques at its bodice and a dramatic skirt featuring basket-weave organza blossoms and petal embroidery. Retailing for $1,498, it can be found at David’s Bridal.

Published December 23, 2012

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An Indian mahout tries to chase a baby elephant after he got separated from a herd of wild elephants in Kurkuria village, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati India, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. At least 20 wild elephants from the nearby Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary were sighted searching for food in the Kurkuria village late Dec. 21. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Published December 23, 2012

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The rock pillars of Montserrat are home to a Benedictine monastery, as well as hiking trails.

Published December 23, 2012

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Stephanie Michelle Timmons

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Jacob McCormick, No. 33, strains to gain yardage in the old-timers football game that was held Jan. 14, 2012. The 2013 game is set for Jan. 19.

Published December 23, 2012

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From the left are former Conway Wampus Cats Gerald Henderson, George Doty, Kenny Price, Jim Bailey, Bill Nutter and Dennis Fulmer. The former teammates have gotten together to relive their football experiences in the 60 years since their last season together.

Published December 23, 2012

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Becoming an accomplished handgun hunter requires hours of practice at the shooting range.

Published December 23, 2012

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Alan Tucker, who plays Santa Claus for the Russellville Christmas Parade and other events around town, holds twins Carter, left, and Callie Wiley for pictures at the City Mall in Russellville.

Published December 23, 2012

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Vietnam veteran Richard Oglesby tries out the new ramp at his home in Conway. Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County built the ramp last week through the Habitat for Heroes program. Also pictured, from the left, are Shenel Sandidge, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County; Scott Moix of Scott Moix Construction of Conway; Kevin Moix, a firefighter with the Conway Fire Department; Kim Ward, community outreach coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County; and Brian White of B & K Construction of Conway. Veterans who need work done on their homes are asked to call the nonprofit organization at (501) 513-3244, or go to www.habitatforhumanityfaulknercounty.org.

Published December 23, 2012

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Russellville teachers are seeking $25,000 to endow a scholarship in memory of Savannah Hintze, a Russellville High School student who was killed in a car wreck three weeks before graduating in 2011.

Published December 23, 2012

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Rachel Trusty, originally from Russellville, has an installation called The Flock in the Toys Designed by Artists show at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Published December 23, 2012

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This is a still from the film Empire Builder by Kris Swanberg, one of the films by women indie directors to be screened at the 2013 Ozark Foothills FilmFest. Shown is Kate Lyn Sheil holding Jude Swanberg.

Published December 23, 2012

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Judy Chapman considers her hand while playing bridge with the Jacksonville Duplicate Bridge Club at the Martin Street Youth Center in Jacksonville. Duplicate bridge gives many teams the ability to compete against each other by rotating the same hands of cards through various tables.

Published December 23, 2012

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Howard Morris, superintendent of the Riverview School District in Searcy, is retiring after 38 years as an educator. He will officially retire from his role on June 30.

Published December 23, 2012

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Alexander Police Chief Horace Walters looks over one of the Christmas gifts selected by Anyi Flores during the annual Shop With Our Cops night in Benton. Children who might not have had anything for Christmas were selected by their elementary-school teachers to go shopping with a Saline County law enforcement officer.

Published December 23, 2012

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Becoming an accomplished handgun hunter requires hours of practice at the shooting range.

Published December 23, 2012

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Jo Ann Diffee is an artist from Bismarck who runs a gallery that includes her work and the work of several other artists.

Published December 23, 2012

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Arkansas assistant coach Charlie Partridge recruited Florida well while at Wisconsin, who has 11 Floridians on the roster, and will bring those ties to the Razorbacks football program.

Published December 22, 2012

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Fans call the hogs during the second half Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas' Marshawn Powell drives to the basket in the second half against Alabama A&M's Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. He finished with 20 points.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON -- Alabama A&M's Green Hill, left, and Arkansas' BJ Young battle for a loose ball after Young stripped it during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Published December 22, 2012

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Published December 22, 2012

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An Egyptian man waits outside a polling station for his turn to cast his vote during the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in Fayoum, about 62 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

Published December 22, 2012

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In this file photo taken Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, right, arrives in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for a general audience as his then-butler Paolo Gabriele, bottom, and his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein sit in the car with him. The Vatican has summoned journalists for a briefing on Saturday Dec. 22, 2012, for what Italian media report is expected to be the announcement of a pardon for the former butler, Gabiele, who was convicted in October 2012 of aggravated theft after steeling the pontiff's personal papers and leaking them to the media in a bid to expose the "evil and corruption" in the Catholic Church.

Published December 22, 2012

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In this photo released by the Italian Presidency, the general secretary Donato Marra officially announces the resignation of Mario Monti at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Mario Monti handed in his resignation to Italy's president in Rome on Friday, bringing to a close his 13-month technical government and preparing the country for national elections. President Giorgio Napolitano -- who tapped Monti in November 2011 to come up with reforms to shield Italy from the continent's debt crisis -- asked Monti to stay on as head of a caretaker government until the national vote, expected in February.

Published December 22, 2012

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Asa Hutchinson said Friday that his “team of experts” will study “the best security solutions” for children at school, which could include armed volunteers acting as guards.

Published December 22, 2012

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Trader Joseph Lawler (left) and specialist Jay Woods work Friday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where stocks fell after a U.S. House bill to avoid end-of-the-year tax increases and government spending cuts stalled.

Published December 22, 2012

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Volunteer Angie Michelle helps load a Christmas package into a waiting vehicle during the Angel tree distribution Friday, December 21, 2012, at Crossgate Church. (The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen)

Published December 22, 2012

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This is a 2011 photo of catcher A.J. Pierzynski of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. This image reflects the Chicago White Sox active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Published December 22, 2012

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This Feb. 23, 2012 photo provided by courtesy Ball Horticultural Co. shows grafted tomato plants using a tower for support at Costa Farms in Miami, Fla. Grafted vegetables aren't any more difficult to work with than non-grafted but require a slightly different management style. Towers, cages or some kind of trellis system are required because the plants are so vigorous and grow so tall that they need additional support. (AP Photo/Ball Horticultural Co., Mark Widhalm)

Published December 22, 2012

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Kaeden Hepp, 5, sings along with the rest of the school Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at George Elementary School in Springdale. The school had an assembly where they all sang Christmas songs and were told that ever student at the school would receive a stocking or gift bag. All the items were donated by parents, the community, businesses and Cross Point Community Church.

Published December 22, 2012

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President Barack Obama congratulates U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Friday at the White House upon nominating him for secretary of state. “In a sense, John’s entire life has prepared him for this role,” Obama said. “He’s not going to need a lot of on-the-job training.”

Published December 22, 2012

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“I offered to compromise with Republicans in Congress,” President Barack Obama said Friday. “I met them halfway on taxes, and I met them more than halfway on spending.”

Published December 22, 2012

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Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi clash Friday in Alexandria.

Published December 22, 2012

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Shoppers look for bargains Thursday in the video games section of a Best Buy store in Orlando, Fla. Consumer spending is on the rebound, a New York economist said.

Published December 22, 2012

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Special to theArkansas Democrat-Gazette -- 12/21/2012 -- feature obit - Walter Lee Carter of Fort Smith

Published December 22, 2012

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Barack Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Published December 22, 2012

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People gesture toward the the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world. The hundreds gathered in the ancient Mayan city, however, said they believed it marked the birth of a new and better age. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER "Food Angles" Bo Morton, from left, Carol Hart, Paul Hiler, and Bill Hart, volunteers from First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, serve clients of Seven Hills at the organization's day center located at 1555 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville. Church members donate, prepare and serve a hot lunch at the day center on the third Friday of the month. Carol Hart said they usually prepare for approximately 100 people, but made more yesterday (Friday) in anticipation of a larger crowd due to the cold weather and the upcoming holiday.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas women’s Coach Tom Collen talks with his team during the first half of Friday’s game against Northwestern State at Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Arkansas won 80-41.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/21/2012-- University of Arkansas' Erin Gatling tries to avoid Northwestern State defender Janelle Perez as she drives to the hoop in the first half of Friday nights game at bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/21/2012-- Santa (sometimes known by Bill Thoby) listens to Mary Elizabeth as she chats with him Friday afternoon at the Prairie Grove Health and Rehab Center in Prairie Grove. Santa joined several employees of Arvest bank associates from the Prairie Grove, Lincoln, Farmington and West Fork branches in delivering gifts to the residents of the facility. Employees used the money they raised with donations to wear jeans on Friday to buy the christmas gifts.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Teresa Benningfield of Bentonville waits at the front of the line Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Bentonville Post Office to mail off 300 Christmas cards to family and clients. Benningfield was one of several dozen locals at the post office trying to get last minute cards and packages out in hopes of delivery before Christmas.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Students at Walnut Farms Montessori School perform a dance Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, around a Peace Pole during their school's 7th annual Winter Solstice Celebration in Bentonville. The school-wide event celebrated the first day of winter, which is also the shortest day of the year, and featured singing and musical performances by the school's elementary students.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Arkansas junior Marshawn Powell works his way around Alcorn State freshmen Tyrel Hunt during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Brian Vue, 10, center, fifth grader at Old Wire Elementary School, watches a weather balloon launch Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 into the sky at the school in Rogers. Instructors from Northwest Technical Institute and students from Old Wire Elementary School participated in the launch. The 1500 gram balloon, the largest NTI has launched, is expected to go at least 19 miles high. The balloon is carrying various scientific measuring equipment including, a temperature sensor, accelerometer, radiation detector and a few cameras. The balloon is equipped with a parachute as well, so when it pops, it will prevent the equipment from being destroyed.

Published December 22, 2012

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Mourners bow in prayer at the end of a funeral Friday in Bethel, Conn., for Dylan Hockley, 6, a victim of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Published December 22, 2012

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Faye Crawford passes a rack of Hostess products on Nov. 24 at a grocery store in Jonesboro.

Published December 22, 2012

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Side-by-side tests run by Ball Horticultural Co. show at least 50 percent higher yields from grafted tomato transplants (left) over nongrafted varieties (right). Grafted vegetables are expected to be a big hit in seed catalogs and retail stores next season.

Published December 22, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson (21) lays the ball in the basket as Robert Morris junior guard Karvel Anderson (15) and senior guard Velton Jones defend during the second half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 22, 2012

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FILE--Top NFL draft picks are shown in these 2000 handout photos. Top row from left: Ryan Pickett, DT, Ohio State; Tommy Polley, LB, Florida State; Dominic Raiola, C, Nebraska; Ken-Yon Rambo, WR, Ohio State; Jamal Reynolds, DE, Florida State; Bottom row, from left: Koren Robinson, WR, North Carolina State, Shaun Rogers, DT, Texas; Cedric Scott, Southern Miss.; Richard Seymour, DT, Georgia; Justin Smith, DE, Missouri; Fred Smoot, CB, Mississippi State. (AP Photo/HO)

Published December 22, 2012

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FILE In this Tuesday, March 11, 2008 file photograph, rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, appears onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York. On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, the performer, Cartagena pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008. The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident appeared in federal court in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in Somerville. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow,file)

Published December 22, 2012

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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, PSY arrives at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre LA Live, in Los Angeles. President Barack Obama still intends to attend a charity concert where PSY is scheduled to perform after reports the South Korean rapper participated in anti-American protests several years ago. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP, File)

Published December 22, 2012

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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Gabrielle Douglas of the United States displays her gold medal in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Douglas, who became the first African-American gymnast to win the all-around Olympic title, is The Associated Press’ 2012 female athlete of the year. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Published December 22, 2012

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The lower house of Russia’s parliament votes Friday on a measure prohibiting U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children.

Published December 22, 2012

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Central Florida running back Latavius Murray tries to get past Ball State running back Justin Cruz during the Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl on Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Published December 22, 2012

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Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl, commenting on his team’s 0-for-22 performance from the three-point line in Thursday’s loss to Portland, said, “The rhythm of the game was not in our favor.”

Published December 22, 2012

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El Dorado News-Times/Michael OrrellHoedown!: Yocum Elementary students dance to music during the school’s Holiday Hoedown in the school’s cafeteria on Friday. The students enjoyed line dancing and refreshments as a reward for a successful second nine-weeks.

Published December 22, 2012

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Ball State wide receiver Willie Snead (3) celebrates with teammates, including guard Kitt O'Brien (79) and center Dan Manick (73), after scoring a touchdown against Central Florida during the second quarter of the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in St Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Published December 22, 2012

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A woman meditates as she sits on the top of the Pyramid of the Sun at sunrise inside the Teotihuacan archeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world, while others as believed it marked the birth of a new and better age. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

Published December 22, 2012

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A customer enters a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago earlier this year. The company reported that overall it earned $413 million in the three months that ended Nov. 30.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/21/12-- Paul Plafcan CQ 6, and his grandfather Steve King watch model trains loop around several tracks during a visit to the All Aboard! Lionels at the Laman Library exhibit. The Lionel Collectors Club of America built several tracks around a minature city for the exhibit at the Laman Library in North Little Rock which has been attended by more than 300 visitors a day since the exhibit opened on Dec 13.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/21/12-- Cavin CQ Jaynes gets an overhead view a top his grandfather Steve Eichhorn's shoulders of model trains looping around several tracks during a visit to the All Aboard! Lionels at the Laman Library exhibit. The Lionel Collectors Club of America built several tracks around a minature city for the exhibit at the Laman Library in North Little Rock which has been attended by more than 300 visitors a day since the exhibit opened on Dec 13.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/21/12-- Cavin CQ Jaynes gets an overhead view a top his grandfather Steve Eichhorn's shoulders of model trains looping around several tracks during a visit to the All Aboard! Lionels at the Laman Library exhibit. The Lionel Collectors Club of America built several tracks around a minature city for the exhibit at the Laman Library in North Little Rock which has been attended by more than 300 visitors a day since the exhibit opened on Dec 13.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/21/12-- Cavin CQ Jaynes, 5, from Maumelle, watches model trains loop around several tracks during a visit to the All Aboard! Lionels at the Laman Library exhibit. The Lionel Collectors Club of America built several tracks around a minature city for the exhibit at the Laman Library in North Little Rock which has been attended by more than 300 visitors a day since the exhibit opened on Dec 13.

Published December 22, 2012

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David Jackson walks around his damaged home at 20th and Martin streets Friday in Little Rock. A tree fell on the house during Thursday’s storm. More photos are available at arkansasonline.com/galleries.

Published December 22, 2012

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Published December 22, 2012

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12/21/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Westover Hills Preschool students, from left, Catherine Daugherty, Jack Lowery, Deacon McQueen and Lola Bridges sing "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" on stage with classmates during a Christmas program at their school Friday morning in Little Rock. WITH PLUS VIDEO

Published December 22, 2012

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12/21/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Sebastian Mendez, 10, left, watches as his brother Gabriel Mendez, 7, places candy on the iced roof of a gingerbread house during a house building demonstration by Doubletree Hotel's executive chef Juan Villasenor Friday afternoon in Little Rock's River Market.

Published December 22, 2012

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12/21/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Razorback basketball coach Mike Anderson talks during the Tip Off Club's luncheon Friday afternoon in North Little Rock.

Published December 22, 2012

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12/21/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON David Jackson, walks around his tree covered home at 20th and Martin in Little Rock Friday afternoon. The tree fell on his home during high winds Thursday morning.

Published December 22, 2012

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Little Rock McClellan’s Jason Hendrix (center) fights for a loose ball with Breon Morris (left) and Deorvion Robinson of Bossier City, La., during the Hardwood Showcase on Friday at Jacksonville High School. Hendrix finished with 10 points as McClellan lost 75-46

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson, who will serve as the Red Wolves’ interim coach for the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6, will remain at the school after being retained by new Coach Bryan Harsin.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/21/12-- Earl Walker talks on the phone Friday morning with his wife Michelle, who is driving down from Kansas City, Mo., to pick him after after his flight from Denver to Kansas City was diverted to Little Rock Thursday evening due to the winter storm in the midwest. He spent the night at the Bill and Hillary National Airport. Earl was heading back home for Christmas.

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette photo by Cary Jenkins Sabra Miller, Robert Webb and Shelly Ehenger

Published December 22, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/21/12-- Little Rock McClellan's Tronsayne Ellis (right) tries to make a pass under the basket as Boosier City's Tevin Robertson defends during their game Friday night at Jacksonville High School.

Published December 22, 2012

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Fred Gulley produced 2 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 1 steal and 1 assist with no turnovers during his 18 minutes against Robert Morris at Walton Arena

Published December 21, 2012

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Sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson, who scored a career-high 16 points against Robert Morris, said the players understand they need to stay sharp tonight. Mickelson blocks a shot during Arkansas' game against Houston last November at Verizon Arena. The Razorbacks have lost three straight games in North Little Rock.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson, speaking at the Downtown Tip-Off Club luncheon Friday in North Little Rock, said it remains to be seen how a tough schedule will affect the Razorbacks.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/21/2012-- Arkansas' Erin Gatling tries to get the ball past Northwestern State defender Janelle Perez as she drives to the hoop in the first half of Friday night's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, gestures during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings."

Published December 21, 2012

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Activist Medea Benjamin, of Code Pink, is led away by security as she protests during a statement by National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, left, during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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This map released by the National Weather Service shows possible wintry precipitation over the region - and across much of Arkansas - by midnight Christmas.

Published December 21, 2012

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., leads a hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador three other Americans were killed Sept. 11, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE -- Robert Morris junior guard Coron Williams (3) takes a 3-point shot over Arkansas sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson (21) during the first half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses during a news conference on the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas junior guard Mardracus Wade (1) drives to the lane against Robert Morris senior guard Velton Jones during Thursday night’s game at Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Wade ÿnished with 14 points as the Razorbacks defeated the Colonials 79-74.

Published December 21, 2012

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Attorney General Dustin McDaniel addresses the media Tuesday morning during a North Little Rock press conference he called to address his extramarital relationship with a Hot Springs attorney that came to light last month.

Published December 21, 2012

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Defendant Antron McCray walks to court accompanied by his sister in this still image from The Central Park Five.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas junior guard Mardracus Wade (1) drives to the lane as Robert Morris senior guard Velton Jones defends during the second half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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BYU quarterback Riley Nelson scrambles for a 13-yard gain and a first down against San Diego State during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Published December 21, 2012

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Denver Nuggets fan Braiden Espinosa holds up a sign during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game with the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Published December 21, 2012

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UNITED STATES - AUGUST 18: Accused rapist Yusef Salaam is escorted by police. (Photo by Clarence Davis/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Published December 21, 2012

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12/20/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON (WILD ART) Kendria Quarles, Chrystal Hayes and Cheryl Carroll Eugene cover to protect themselves from the cold blowing wind as they cross Broadway at Captiol Ave. to return to work from lunch Thursday morning in Little Rock.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Chloe Rogers, 12, seventh grader from McNair Middle School, and Terry Still, teacher at the school, shop for a child Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 from the Salvation Army Angel Tree at the Mall Avenue Wal-Mart in Fayetteville. The school brought 120 students to shop for four children. They raised $200 for each child. They concentrated on necessities first like clothes before buying some toys.

Published December 21, 2012

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Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann play husband and wife in writer/director Judd Apatow’s This Is 40. The film came in third at last weekend’s box office and made about $12 million.

Published December 21, 2012

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Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left), who is in charge of policy, and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, in charge of management, appear Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to answer questions about the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Published December 21, 2012

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A resident clears snow from his driveway Thursday in Urbandale, Iowa, after an overnight snowfall closed many schools and businesses for the day. While many around the country were dealing with snow, Arkansans were battling high winds that toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands.

Published December 21, 2012

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Vice President Joe Biden, flanked by Boston police officer Thomas Nee (left) and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, speaks Thursday during a gun-violence meeting with Cabinet members and police officers.

Published December 21, 2012

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Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) shoots in front of Ryley Beaumont during the ÿrst half of Thursday’s game in Durham, N.C. Plumlee ÿ nished with 21 points and 15 rebounds as No. 1 Duke beat Elon 76-54.

Published December 21, 2012

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning signals to teammates during a Sept. 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every game, two of his interior offensive linemen are miked up for network TV, bringing the sounds of his pre-snap routine to millions of viewers, as well as future opponents.

Published December 21, 2012

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Indiana forward Cody Zeller, right, shoots over Butler center Andrew Smith in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Butler defeated Indiana 88-86 in overtime. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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Joey Chadick, 25, works Thursday to salvage Christmas presents that were kept in a storage shed that was smashed in an overnight storm. Chadick’s Grant County home was slightly damaged, as well. More photos are available at arkansasonline.com/galleries.

Published December 21, 2012

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Specialist Wingszi Chiang directs trading Thursday at her post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Published December 21, 2012

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Cirque du Soleil dancers perform amazing acts of limberness in the musical spectacle Worlds Away 3D.

Published December 21, 2012

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Deputy Secretary of State William Burns testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador and three other Americans were killed Sept. 11, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Burns was answering a question from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., about the controversy over talking points supplied to U.N. Amb. Susan Rice that had removed references to terrorism when she first spoke about the attacks on the Benghazi mission. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Published December 21, 2012

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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2012 file photo shows Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calling a play during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The best spies in the NFL these days aren't behind enemy lines but on the quarterback's own side of the ball. Every game, two of his interior offensive linemen are miked up for network TV, bringing the sounds of the game to millions of viewers _ and future opponents _ who hear the quarterback's cadence, codes and cues, all of which are enshrouded in an increasing amount of gibberish.\ (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

Published December 21, 2012

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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 file photo, Lady Gaga arrives at the Versace atelier in Milan, Italy. Lady Gaga is taking her Born This Way Foundation on the road. The singer announced Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, that the Born Brave Bus Tour will tailgate outside her upcoming U.S. concerts and provide a space for 13- to 25-year-olds to learn more about local resources on anti-bullying, suicide prevention and mental health services. Her foundation focuses on youth empowerment and self-confidence. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Santa visits with Emma Evans (center), 3, of Gentry while riding on the Christmas Train on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, as it travels between Springdale and Johnson. The Christmas Train, operated by Arkansas Missouri Railroad, will continue with rides today (FRIDAY) and Saturday.

Published December 21, 2012

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Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and her older sister Sadie (Maude Apatow) help their parents’ Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann)‚ celebrate a landmark birthday in Judd Apatow’s This Is 40.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF ELVES BEARING GIFTS Bonnie Faitak, left, with Samaritan Community Center in Rogers, delivers holiday snack packs on Thursday Dec. 20 2012 to children at the Hallie Martin Head Start location on North Second Street in Rogers. Elves from Samaritan brought two snack packs for each child to ensure they had nutritious snacks to eat during the holiday season, Faitak said. Samaritan Community Center provides one snack pack each week for each child at Hallie Martin Head Start. Other elves, from left, are Shelby Carpenter, Rachel Smith and Stacey Adams.

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)

Published December 21, 2012

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House Speaker Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to the media about the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Published December 21, 2012

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Andy (Seth Rogen) lacks the people skills to sell his environmentally sensible cleaning product in Anne Fletcher’s The Guilt Trip.

Published December 21, 2012

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Left to right: Seth Rogen is Andrew Brewster and Barbra Streisand is Joyce Brewster in THE GUILT TRIP, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. MMC-01391R

Published December 21, 2012

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jason Jones sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Toronto. The Seahawks won 50-17. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Published December 21, 2012

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Nathan Disch watches in astonishment as Carina Panella catches some air while sledding Thursday at a park during a winter storm in Grand Chute, Wis.

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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Erica Linz plays Mia (left) and Benedikt Negro plays Le Vieux (center) in CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY, from Paramount Pictures and James Cameron. CDS-08221

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Santa visits with Bry (cq) Mancia, 5, a kindergartener at George Elementary School in Springdale, while riding on the Christmas Train on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, as it travels between Springdale and Johnson. The Christmas Train, operated by Arkansas Missouri Railroad, will continue with rides today (FRIDAY) and Saturday.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/05/2012-- Bret Bielema, the new University of Arkansas head football coach speaks to the media during a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the University of Arkansas after the announcement of his hire.

Published December 21, 2012

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Staff Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press - 11/24/12. Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, serving as interim head coach since Derek Dooley was fired after the last game, cheers for the senior class players as they take the field to play Kentucky early Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vols won over the Wildcats with a final score of 37-17.

Published December 21, 2012

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FILE - In this May 13, 2012, file photo, Michael Phelps poses for a portrait at the Olympic Media Summit in Dallas. Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)

Published December 21, 2012

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(L to R) Barry (ROBERT SMIGEL) gives advice to Pete (PAUL RUDD) in "This Is 40", an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family from writer/director/producer Judd Apatow.

Published December 21, 2012

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Published December 21, 2012

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Thursday in Moscow that Russia does not seek to keep Syrian President Bashar “Assad and his regime in power at any cost.”

Published December 21, 2012

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A traveler passes US Airways Group Inc. jets at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Published December 21, 2012

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Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy-adventure film The Hobbit. It came in first at last weekend’s box office and made more than $84.6 million.

Published December 21, 2012

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In this image released by Sony Pictures, Kevin James is shown in the comedy, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Richard Cartwright) ** NO SALES **

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA MEDIA FLIP PUTTHOFF GOOD SAMARITANS Terri Rose, left, and Patsy Little watch Rhonda Thomas carve a spiral ham during Christmas dinner on Thursday at Samaritan Community Center in Rogers. The three are with the Walmart pharmacy division which provided a team to help with the dinner. Mary Mann with Samaritan said she expected 1,000 meals to be served on Thursday at the Rogers and Springdale locations. The menu included ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and dessert served restaurant style in the Samaritan Cafe at the center, located at 1211 W. Hudson Road in Rogers.

Published December 21, 2012

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12/20/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON (WILD ART) Brianna Tenpenny, 5, strains to collect her Christmas gifts during the North Little Rock police department's "Season of Giving" tour at Shorter Gardens Thursday afternoon in North Little Rock. Tenpenny and classmates from a daycare came to the area to receive the free gifts. The event, coodinated by the police department and Power 92.3 radio, primarily benefited single parent families.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/20/12-- (stweather21)- Entergy workers' Jared Winston (left) and Jimmy Berry attach the cross beam of a new utility pole they were installing Thursday in the 7100 block of Yarberry Ln. to replace one that had been blown over during high winds earlier in the day. Power was off in the area before Entergy arrived.

Published December 21, 2012

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In Washington on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., indicates how close he believes lawmakers are to a deal on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”

Published December 21, 2012

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Berlin’s Charite hospital confirmed Thursday that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been admitted to its Virchow Clinic for treatment after suffering a stroke.

Published December 21, 2012

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People gather Thursday in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, where American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing and drum-beating ceremony.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/20/12-- (wild)- Katlyn Lyle (left to right), Mary Kate Crone and Ava McCrary lug bags full of coats out of Roberts Elementary school in Little Rock Thursday. Lyle started the coat drive and enlisted the help of her 4th grade classmates in the EAST program. They asked students to donate new or gently worn coats as part of the Koats 4 Kids program. Around 330 coats, along with gloves, hats and scarves were amassed for donation to those in need.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Andrea Rogers, right, smiles as her son, Ben Rogers, 6, tries out the icing as the two decorate a gingerbread house Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Delia Gorder's first-grade class at Root Elementary School in Fayetteville. The materials were donated by Bakery Crafts and Hiland Dairy for the annual event.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Betty Rivera, 13, hands a stocking to Faith Harmon, 7, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Jones Elementary School in Rogers. Rivera and other eighth graders from Kirksey Middle School's Career Orientation Class took part in this Service Learning Project. They took donations from other students, parents and from Wal-Mart to fill the stocking with a few necessities.

Published December 21, 2012

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Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in history, lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient who represented his state in the U.S. House and then the Senate, where he served for five decades. He died Monday evening at age 88 of respiratory complications. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Published December 21, 2012

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Chris Ash, new defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Arkansas.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas sophomore guard BJ Young, center, drives to the lane as Robert Morris junior guard Coron Williams, right, applies pressure during the first half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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Kentucky's Ryan Harrow (12) shoots between Portland's Ryan Nicholas (32) and John Bailey, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Kentucky won 74-46. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --06/13/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn talks during a press conference Wednesday afternoon Baum Stadium.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas junior guard Mardracus Wade (1) is fouled by Robert Morris sophomore guard David Appolon during the first half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas guard BJ Young (left) drives to the lane past Robert Morris junior guard Coron Williams during the ÿrst half of Thursday’s game. Young ÿnished with 21 points.

Published December 21, 2012

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Wind Turbines of Ohio LLC workers take down a wind turbine tower for repair at the KMC Sportsman Lodge in Gurnsey County, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Wind farm developers installed 6,810 megawatts of turbines in the U.S. last year, 31 percent more than in 2010, as they rushed to qualify for a federal-tax grant that expired last month, according to the Washington-based American Wind Energy Association. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/20/12-- (wild art) -- Lauren Tiffany Stearns (middle) gets help with her cap and tassel from Stephanie L. Sherrod (left) and Candi R. Smith Thursday morning before fall commencement at UALR. All three are graduating with bachelor of science degrees in education.

Published December 21, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/20/12-- (wild art) American white pelicans fly over the Arkansas River near Burns Park in North Little Rock Thursday afternoon.

Published December 21, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Robert Morris senior forward Russell Johnson, left, and Arkansas junior guard Fred Gulley III reach for a loose ball during the first half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 21, 2012

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A year after severely damaging his left knee, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs 294 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s all-time single-season rushing record.

Published December 21, 2012

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The morning after winning the Miss Universe pageant, Olivia Culpo answers questions during an interview,Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. The 20-year-old Rhode Islander who brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years is hoping that her quick rise through the beauty pageant ranks and an onstage stumble will show women that anything is possible. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Published December 21, 2012

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Hunter Henry for recruiting coluymn

Published December 21, 2012

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Published December 21, 2012

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El Dorado defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson recorded his first interception in his high school career against Little Rock Central on Friday night.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas sophomore guard BJ Young drives to the lane as Robert Morris junior guard Caron Williams applies pressure during the first half Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 20, 2012

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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 12/20/12

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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Bob Nash.

Published December 20, 2012

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

Published December 20, 2012

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A trailer off Shoemaker Drive in Sheridan was destroyed by a tornado Thursday morning.

Published December 20, 2012

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A tree is downed over power lines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Sheridan, after a strong storm swept the area overnight.

Published December 20, 2012

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant drives to the basket between Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens, left, and Bismack Biyombo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas sophomore Calli Berna (11) is fouled by Mississippi Valley State senior Alia Frank (22)in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Berna made the shot and the extra point.

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas senior Sarah Watkins (4) grabs a rebound against Mississippi Valley State junior Joncyee Sanders (11) in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 20, 2012

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio addresses reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million. Boehner says if Obama doesn't support the measure, the president will be responsible for what he calls "the largest tax increase in history." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Published December 20, 2012

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Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws as he is hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton yells during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions, in New Orleans. The NFL has suspended Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Also Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Goodell suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games of 2012, and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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North Little Rock's Martell Spaight (left) tackles Catholic's Scott Scruggs during the second quarter of their game Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this March 21, 2008, file photo, South Alabama head coach Ronnie Arrow signals to his team during the first half of a first round NCAA East Regional basketball game against Butler in Birmingham, Ala. Arrow is retiring effective immediately. Athletic director Joel Erdmann announced the 65-year-old Arrow's decision on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, with the Jaguars having started the season 5-5. Associate head coach Jeff Price will finish the season as interim coach. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team's practice, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The team began preparations for the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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A mourner holds a teddy bear as she walks to visit a memorial to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims outside the school's entrance, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Published December 20, 2012

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Customers view guns at Kahler's Gun Shop in Helfenstein, Pa., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Owner Bob Kahler said his business was crowded the past few days and credited the rush of sales to hunting season, Christmas and the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 4/14/2012 Luis Quinonez aboard Alternation, right, leads out of the first turn before winiing the Oaklawn Handicap during Saturday afternoon's racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - 4/28/11 - Faded Rose restaurant review; Megan Powell serves up the Ribeye ala Rosa

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1987 file photo, former President Gerald Ford, left, introduces Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Robert Bork, as the Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nomination on Capitol Hill. Ford praised Bork as being "uniquely qualified" for the post. At right is Sen. Robert Dole, R-KS, who also made a statement on Bork. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 11/2/12 -- L>R - Courtney Bennett, Roger M. Eaves and Natalie Canerday rehearse a scene of "Pajama Tops, " running Nov. 13-Dec. 31 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse.

Published December 20, 2012

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Under the Streetlamp Julia Maish Manager of Media Relations wttw11?98.7wfmt 5400 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago IL 60625-4698 (773) 509-5551 office ¨ (773) 509-5300 fax jmaish@wttw.com

Published December 20, 2012

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This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall." Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Craig's wardrobe in ìSkyfallî is impeccably tailored and quite tight. Unlike the James Bonds that came before him who all liked the traditional looser, longer cut of a Savile Row-style suit, Craig, whose wardrobe is created mostly by Tom Ford, takes his suits Euro style with tapered legs and shorter rises. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/19/12-- Capt Nate Smith, left, SSGT Mike Miranda and other volunteers hand out toys and bikes collected by The Salvation Army Angel Tree donations to members of 1132 families from 4 central Arkansas counties who qualified for the annual Christmas gift program. Family members were able to pick up the gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the old Harvest Foods store on Keihl Ave in Sherwood.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL 8-21-08 Little Rock Wastewater Director Reggie Corbitt.

Published December 20, 2012

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Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay (22) is guarded by Milwaukee Bucks' Mike Dunleavy (17) and Brandon Jennings (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Published December 20, 2012

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** ADVANCE FOR WEEDEND JAN. 8-9 ** Texas A&M - Corpus Christi coach Ronnie Arrow gives instruction to his players during play against Oklahoma State in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 3, 2005. As one of only a handful of Division I-A independents, Corpus Christi has no chance of playing in an NCAA tournament, no matter how many games it wins. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Published December 20, 2012

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PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during photo day at Peoria Sports Complex on February 27, 2005 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas coach Mike Anderson directs his team against Longwood Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, during the first half of play in Bud Walton Arena.

Published December 20, 2012

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Utah State head coach Gary Andersen, left, and Kerwynn Williams (25) hold up the MVP award and the Bowl game trophy after an NCAA college football game against Toledo, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. Utah State defeated Toledo to win the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game 41-15. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)

Published December 20, 2012

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant drives to the basket between Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens, left, and Bismack Biyombo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas sophomore Calli Berna (11) is fouled by Mississippi Valley State senior Alia Frank (22)in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Berna made the shot and the extra point.

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas senior Sarah Watkins (4) grabs a rebound against Mississippi Valley State junior Joncyee Sanders (11) in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published December 20, 2012

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio addresses reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million. Boehner says if Obama doesn't support the measure, the president will be responsible for what he calls "the largest tax increase in history." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Published December 20, 2012

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Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs at the State Department's Bureau of Diplomat Security, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws as he is hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton yells during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions, in New Orleans. The NFL has suspended Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Also Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Goodell suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games of 2012, and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during photo day at Peoria Sports Complex on February 27, 2005 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas coach Mike Anderson directs his team against Longwood Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, during the first half of play in Bud Walton Arena.

Published December 20, 2012

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Utah State head coach Gary Andersen, left, and Kerwynn Williams (25) hold up the MVP award and the Bowl game trophy after an NCAA college football game against Toledo, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. Utah State defeated Toledo to win the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game 41-15. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo the logo of the Swiss bank UBS is pictured behind a statue in Zurich, Switzerland. UBS AG agreed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 to pay some US$1.5 billion in fines to international regulators following a probe into the rigging of a key global interest rate. In admitting to fraud, Switzerland's largest bank became the second bank, after Britain's Barclays PLC, to settle over the rate-rigging scandal. The fine, which will be paid to authorities in the U.S., Britain and Switzerland, also comes just over a week after HSBC PLC agreed to pay nearly US$2 billion for alleged money laundering. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Published December 20, 2012

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From: "Burke, Joan" Date: December 19, 2012 11:02:21 AM CST To: John Magsam Subject: RE: pictures These are from 2011; potential buyer is comparing information in the sale catalog to the animals with sale numbers on their backs.

Published December 20, 2012

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In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, photo, construction worker Elabert Salazar works on a house frame for a new home in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work in October at the fastest pace in four years. Superstorm Sandy likely slowed starts in the Northeast. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, that builders began construction of houses and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That was 3 percent less than October's annual rate of 888,000, the fastest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Published December 20, 2012

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Package handlers J.D. Mansfield, left, and Carlos Campos position incoming packages for bar code scanning going through the Kansas City, Mo., FedEx Ground Hub, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Fred Blocher)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, FedEx workers unload packages from a cargo plane at the Oakland Regional Sort Facility in Oakland, Calif. FedEx is more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than it was three months ago, but more assured of its own ability to grow earnings. The world's second-largest package delivery company lowered its economic forecast for the U.S., saying that there remains a lot of uncertainty for the company and the country. Its forecast for the current quarter, which incorporates the critical holiday season, falls short of Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN 2-11-12 The coconut shrimp with mango salsa appetizer ($9) at Montego Cafe

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN 2-13-12 The curry chicken with rice at Montego Cafe.

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows Angelina Jolie posing before the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Jolie's leg, that peeked out of the high thigh-high slit of her Versace gown, was the most exciting appearance on the red carpet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Miley Cyrus attends the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. When Cyrus cut off the long hair her fans had become used to, she took some heat. She has said (and Tweeted) repeatedly, though, that she was pleased with the new punk-pixie look and was sticking with it. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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A mourner holds a teddy bear as she walks to visit a memorial to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims outside the school's entrance, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Published December 20, 2012

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Customers view guns at Kahler's Gun Shop in Helfenstein, Pa., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Owner Bob Kahler said his business was crowded the past few days and credited the rush of sales to hunting season, Christmas and the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON 4/14/2012 Luis Quinonez aboard Alternation, right, leads out of the first turn before winiing the Oaklawn Handicap during Saturday afternoon's racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - 4/28/11 - Faded Rose restaurant review; Megan Powell serves up the Ribeye ala Rosa

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1987 file photo, former President Gerald Ford, left, introduces Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Robert Bork, as the Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings on the nomination on Capitol Hill. Ford praised Bork as being "uniquely qualified" for the post. At right is Sen. Robert Dole, R-KS, who also made a statement on Bork. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 11/2/12 -- L>R - Courtney Bennett, Roger M. Eaves and Natalie Canerday rehearse a scene of "Pajama Tops, " running Nov. 13-Dec. 31 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse.

Published December 20, 2012

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Under the Streetlamp Julia Maish Manager of Media Relations wttw11?98.7wfmt 5400 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago IL 60625-4698 (773) 509-5551 office ¨ (773) 509-5300 fax jmaish@wttw.com

Published December 20, 2012

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This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall." Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Craig's wardrobe in ìSkyfallî is impeccably tailored and quite tight. Unlike the James Bonds that came before him who all liked the traditional looser, longer cut of a Savile Row-style suit, Craig, whose wardrobe is created mostly by Tom Ford, takes his suits Euro style with tapered legs and shorter rises. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

Published December 20, 2012

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JIMBO MATHUS PHOTOS make sure that the photos include a credit line that reads: Photographs 2008 JOSHUA WEINFELD. joshua weinfeld joshua@joshuaweinfeld.com

Published December 20, 2012

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Kayce Glasse, Patsy Cline tribute artist, performs Aug. 4 at Mena's Ouachita Little Theatre.

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows Jenni "JWoww" Farley, left, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in New York. The Point Pleasant Beach Council in New Jersey unanimously voted against 495 Productions' request to tape the "Jersey Shore" spinoff featuring Polizzi and Farley. Nearby Toms River also turned down the MTV reality series. "Snooki & JWoww" taped its first season in Jersey City. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - This August, 2000 file photo shows, Judge Robert Bork, professor of law, at Ave Maria School of Law addressing law students at the school in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson against Florida A&M in the second half Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won 89-60.

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas offensive lineman Alvin Bailey runs through a drill Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, during practice at the UA intramural fields in Fayetteville.

Published December 20, 2012

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Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Jackie Friend, left, Amy Cash and Shannon Durham, all workers with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, load boxes of food collected by the Elks Lodge in Fayetteville Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, to be distributed to more than 100 homeless and homebound veterans in the area in an effort coordinated by the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks Social Work Service.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL 8-21-08 Little Rock Wastewater Director Reggie Corbitt.

Published December 20, 2012

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Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay (22) is guarded by Milwaukee Bucks' Mike Dunleavy (17) and Brandon Jennings (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Published December 20, 2012

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** ADVANCE FOR WEEDEND JAN. 8-9 ** Texas A&M - Corpus Christi coach Ronnie Arrow gives instruction to his players during play against Oklahoma State in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 3, 2005. As one of only a handful of Division I-A independents, Corpus Christi has no chance of playing in an NCAA tournament, no matter how many games it wins. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this March 21, 2008, file photo, South Alabama head coach Ronnie Arrow signals to his team during the first half of a first round NCAA East Regional basketball game against Butler in Birmingham, Ala. Arrow is retiring effective immediately. Athletic director Joel Erdmann announced the 65-year-old Arrow's decision on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, with the Jaguars having started the season 5-5. Associate head coach Jeff Price will finish the season as interim coach. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team's practice, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The team began preparations for the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL 9/8/10 North Little Rock's Martell Spaight (left) tackles Catholic's Scott Scruggs during the second quarter of their game Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/19/12-- Capt Nate Smith, left, SSGT Mike Miranda and other volunteers hand out toys and bikes collected by The Salvation Army Angel Tree donations to members of 1132 families from 4 central Arkansas counties who qualified for the annual Christmas gift program. Family members were able to pick up the gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the old Harvest Foods store on Keihl Ave in Sherwood.

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo the logo of the Swiss bank UBS is pictured behind a statue in Zurich, Switzerland. UBS AG agreed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 to pay some US$1.5 billion in fines to international regulators following a probe into the rigging of a key global interest rate. In admitting to fraud, Switzerland's largest bank became the second bank, after Britain's Barclays PLC, to settle over the rate-rigging scandal. The fine, which will be paid to authorities in the U.S., Britain and Switzerland, also comes just over a week after HSBC PLC agreed to pay nearly US$2 billion for alleged money laundering. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --11/30/12-- Emily Fan, left, Julie Fullerton Gert Casciano, and Suzanne Brugner are reflected in a protective glass case over some of the art work on display at the Arkansas Arts Center's Collectors Show and Sale while visiting with members of their drawing group. The annual exhibit features drawings, prints, photographs and contemporary craft from 28 different New York galleries for sale at the Arts Center.

Published December 20, 2012

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From: "Burke, Joan" Date: December 19, 2012 11:02:21 AM CST To: John Magsam Subject: RE: pictures These are from 2011; potential buyer is comparing information in the sale catalog to the animals with sale numbers on their backs.

Published December 20, 2012

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In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, photo, construction worker Elabert Salazar works on a house frame for a new home in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work in October at the fastest pace in four years. Superstorm Sandy likely slowed starts in the Northeast. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, that builders began construction of houses and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That was 3 percent less than October's annual rate of 888,000, the fastest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Published December 20, 2012

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Package handlers J.D. Mansfield, left, and Carlos Campos position incoming packages for bar code scanning going through the Kansas City, Mo., FedEx Ground Hub, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Fred Blocher)

Published December 20, 2012

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, FedEx workers unload packages from a cargo plane at the Oakland Regional Sort Facility in Oakland, Calif. FedEx is more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than it was three months ago, but more assured of its own ability to grow earnings. The world's second-largest package delivery company lowered its economic forecast for the U.S., saying that there remains a lot of uncertainty for the company and the country. Its forecast for the current quarter, which incorporates the critical holiday season, falls short of Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Emily Hirsch, left, Arkansas campus director for Responsive Ed, answers questions Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, for Venetia Muench of Rogers about the planned Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy charter school during a public information session at the Bentonville Public Library in Bentonville. Muench, who has two young children, said she wants to look into all of the educational options for her kids.

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Richard Dufrene, 11, left, Justyn Huskey, 12, Noah Kruse, 12, and Logan Downey, 12, take an oath of loyalty before Aurora Hayre, 12, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, while participating in Ruth Hale Barker Middle School's annual Ellis Island simulation in Bentonville. The social studies event gave the school's 300 sixth graders the opportunity to experience what it was like to go through the immigration process at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/19/12-- Chloe Bordelon (left) and her twin sister Scarlet, 3, and Fisher Taylor, 4, sing "Where's Santa" during a Christmas party at the First Christian Preschool Little Rock Wednesday. Santa came out during their song.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --03/13/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino talks to reporters about the upcoming spring practice during a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the University of Arkansas.

Published December 20, 2012

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Michael Poore, superintendent of Bentonville Schools, waves to a visitor Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from the roof the Bentonville School District Administration Building in Bentonville. Poore was making good on his promise to work on the building's roof if the goal of filling his office with food donations for the Samaritan Community Center was met. According to Poore, the week-long food drive, held in conjunction with the Bentonville Rotary Club, brought in more than $3,000 in donations.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/19/12-- Sam Barber, back left, Morgan Bussard, Linda Willhite and other volunteers hand out toys and bikes collected by The Salvation Army Angel Tree donations to members of 1132 families from 4 central Arkansas counties who qualified for the annual Christmas gift program. Family members were able to pick up the gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the old Harvest Foods store on Keihl Ave in Sherwood.

Published December 20, 2012

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Egyptian protester chants slogans against President Mohammed Morsi outside the presidential palace during a protest against President Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Egypt's opposition alliance staged rallies across the country on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the country's Ministry of Justice ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturday's first round of voting on the document. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Published December 20, 2012

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Sen. John Kerry D-Mass shake hands with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with foreign relations members to discus the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

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FILE - This August, 2000 file photo shows, Judge Robert Bork, professor of law, at Ave Maria School of Law addressing law students at the school in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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A Pakistani health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Gunmen shot dead a woman working on U.N.-backed polio vaccination efforts and her driver in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, raising the number of people killed in the last 48 hours who were part of the immunization drive. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Published December 20, 2012

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South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of ruling Saenuri Party waves to her supporters near the party's head office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Wednesday congratulated conservative Park Geun-hye (Bahk guhn-hae) for becoming president, although votes were still being counted in a close race. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, Dee Snider arrives at the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Dead Accounts," in New York. Snider, lead singer of the '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, will be headlining the nightclub 54 Below, taking on such standards as "Mack the Knife" and "Cabaret." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist delivers a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/19/12-- A pair of pedestrians walk across the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge into North Little Rock Wednesday afternoon as clouds move in to central Araknsas.

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Author of the Pollard Report Nick Pollard, speaks during a press conference in response to The Pollard Report at New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. Institutional chaos and confusion, but not a cover-up, were to blame for the BBC's disastrous handling of pedophilia allegations involving one of its best-known children's television personalities, an internal review found Wednesday. The review, carried out by former Sky News boss Nick Pollard, absolved BBC executives of trying to bury a potentially embarrassing story, saying that weak management and poor leadership were to blame for the fact that a planned expose about the late TV star, Jimmy Savile, never aired on the flagship "Newsnight" program. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/Pool)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/19/12-- Ducks are bottoms' up as they feed on something in Lakewood Lake No: 4, in North Little Rock Wednesday. They were repeatedly coming up and then going under again.

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The curry chicken with rice at Montego Cafe.

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Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra on Tour to Hot Springs and Fayetteville

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN 2-11-12 The coconut shrimp with mango salsa appetizer ($9) at Montego Cafe

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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows Angelina Jolie posing before the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Jolie's leg, that peeked out of the high thigh-high slit of her Versace gown, was the most exciting appearance on the red carpet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Miley Cyrus attends the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. When Cyrus cut off the long hair her fans had become used to, she took some heat. She has said (and Tweeted) repeatedly, though, that she was pleased with the new punk-pixie look and was sticking with it. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

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JIMBO MATHUS PHOTOS make sure that the photos include a credit line that reads: Photographs 2008 JOSHUA WEINFELD. joshua weinfeld joshua@joshuaweinfeld.com

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --11/30/12-- Emily Fan, left, Julie Fullerton Gert Casciano, and Suzanne Brugner are reflected in a protective glass case over some of the art work on display at the Arkansas Arts Center's Collectors Show and Sale while visiting with members of their drawing group. The annual exhibit features drawings, prints, photographs and contemporary craft from 28 different New York galleries for sale at the Arts Center.

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FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 file photo shows Jenni "JWoww" Farley, left, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in New York. The Point Pleasant Beach Council in New Jersey unanimously voted against 495 Productions' request to tape the "Jersey Shore" spinoff featuring Polizzi and Farley. Nearby Toms River also turned down the MTV reality series. "Snooki & JWoww" taped its first season in Jersey City. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

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FILE - This August, 2000 file photo shows, Judge Robert Bork, professor of law, at Ave Maria School of Law addressing law students at the school in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson against Florida A&M in the second half Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won 89-60.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas offensive lineman Alvin Bailey runs through a drill Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, during practice at the UA intramural fields in Fayetteville.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Jackie Friend, left, Amy Cash and Shannon Durham, all workers with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, load boxes of food collected by the Elks Lodge in Fayetteville Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, to be distributed to more than 100 homeless and homebound veterans in the area in an effort coordinated by the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks Social Work Service.

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Martell Spaight for recruiting column

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Emily Hirsch, left, Arkansas campus director for Responsive Ed, answers questions Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, for Venetia Muench of Rogers about the planned Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy charter school during a public information session at the Bentonville Public Library in Bentonville. Muench, who has two young children, said she wants to look into all of the educational options for her kids.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Richard Dufrene, 11, left, Justyn Huskey, 12, Noah Kruse, 12, and Logan Downey, 12, take an oath of loyalty before Aurora Hayre, 12, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, while participating in Ruth Hale Barker Middle School's annual Ellis Island simulation in Bentonville. The social studies event gave the school's 300 sixth graders the opportunity to experience what it was like to go through the immigration process at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/19/12-- Chloe Bordelon (left) and her twin sister Scarlet, 3, and Fisher Taylor, 4, sing "Where's Santa" during a Christmas party at the First Christian Preschool Little Rock Wednesday. Santa came out during their song.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --03/13/2012-- University of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino talks to reporters about the upcoming spring practice during a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the University of Arkansas.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Michael Poore, superintendent of Bentonville Schools, waves to a visitor Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from the roof the Bentonville School District Administration Building in Bentonville. Poore was making good on his promise to work on the building's roof if the goal of filling his office with food donations for the Samaritan Community Center was met. According to Poore, the week-long food drive, held in conjunction with the Bentonville Rotary Club, brought in more than $3,000 in donations.

Published December 20, 2012

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/19/12-- Sam Barber, back left, Morgan Bussard, Linda Willhite and other volunteers hand out toys and bikes collected by The Salvation Army Angel Tree donations to members of 1132 families from 4 central Arkansas counties who qualified for the annual Christmas gift program. Family members were able to pick up the gifts Wednesday and Thursday at the old Harvest Foods store on Keihl Ave in Sherwood.

Published December 20, 2012

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Egyptian protester chants slogans against President Mohammed Morsi outside the presidential palace during a protest against President Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Egypt's opposition alliance staged rallies across the country on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the country's Ministry of Justice ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturday's first round of voting on the document. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Sen. John Kerry D-Mass shake hands with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with foreign relations members to discus the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Kayce Glasse, Patsy Cline tribute artist, performs Aug. 4 at Mena's Ouachita Little Theatre.

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FILE - This August, 2000 file photo shows, Judge Robert Bork, professor of law, at Ave Maria School of Law addressing law students at the school in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Robert Bork, whose failed Supreme Court nomination made history, has died. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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A Pakistani health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Gunmen shot dead a woman working on U.N.-backed polio vaccination efforts and her driver in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, raising the number of people killed in the last 48 hours who were part of the immunization drive. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of ruling Saenuri Party waves to her supporters near the party's head office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Wednesday congratulated conservative Park Geun-hye (Bahk guhn-hae) for becoming president, although votes were still being counted in a close race. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, Dee Snider arrives at the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Dead Accounts," in New York. Snider, lead singer of the '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, will be headlining the nightclub 54 Below, taking on such standards as "Mack the Knife" and "Cabaret." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Published December 20, 2012

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist delivers a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --12/19/12-- A pair of pedestrians walk across the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge into North Little Rock Wednesday afternoon as clouds move in to central Araknsas.

Published December 20, 2012

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Author of the Pollard Report Nick Pollard, speaks during a press conference in response to The Pollard Report at New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. Institutional chaos and confusion, but not a cover-up, were to blame for the BBC's disastrous handling of pedophilia allegations involving one of its best-known children's television personalities, an internal review found Wednesday. The review, carried out by former Sky News boss Nick Pollard, absolved BBC executives of trying to bury a potentially embarrassing story, saying that weak management and poor leadership were to blame for the fact that a planned expose about the late TV star, Jimmy Savile, never aired on the flagship "Newsnight" program. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/Pool)

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John P. McGrail

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/19/12-- Ducks are bottoms' up as they feed on something in Lakewood Lake No: 4, in North Little Rock Wednesday. They were repeatedly coming up and then going under again.

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HANDOUT PHOTO Joel Antunes, new executive chef at Capital Hotel Taken by Rob Anderson of CJRW

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Martell Spaight for recruiting column

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HANDOUT PHOTO Joel Antunes, new executive chef at Capital Hotel Taken by Rob Anderson of CJRW

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Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra on Tour to Hot Springs and Fayetteville

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Shannon Fields stopped eating gluten for health reasons several years ago and began experimenting with gluten- and sugar-free baking. Fields sells cookies and donuts online, and makes about 10 batches of cookies a day most of the year, but is busier during the holiday season.

Published December 20, 2012

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Randy Guptill provides motorists passing his home with a Christmas light show every year. Guptill uses a laptop to set thousands of lights to music, which can be heard using a radio.

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Patrick Adcock is a retired English professor from HSU. He has written a second book in a series about an Englishman and his friends who move to a a fictional community that just happens to look like Arkadelphia.

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Kendall Roberts won the regional Punt, Pass & Kick competition hosted by the NFL Play 60 program. The competition was held at the Tennessee Titan’s indoor practice facility and Roberts was honored on the field during a Titans' game.

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Lisa Barber sorts food at the Pottsville Community Pantry. The pantry, which opened after another local pantry closed, is holding food distributions the third Friday of every month, rotating among three churches.

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Marcelle Fielder serves lunch to students at Guy-Perkins School District's cafeteria. Fielder is in her 35th year of working at the schools’ cafeteria, which is going to be named after her.

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Lt. Kevin Russell, right, of the Benton Police Department looks on as department employee Valarie Boyette demonstrates part of the roadside sobriety test.

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This bread pudding bucks the traditional sweet flavor profile in exchange for a savory blend of cheese, bacon and peppers.

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This is an artist’s rendering of the new soccer complex in Batesville, scheduled to be completed in 2014.

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This healthy version of a green bean casserole has about 160 fewer calories than the traditional recipe.

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES -- Arkansas sophomore Calli Berna (11) steals the ball from Mississippi Valley State senior Lenise Stallings (20) in the first half Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas has hired George McDonald to coach receivers. He spent the last two seasons with the Miami Hurricanes after a stint with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

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In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

Published December 19, 2012

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by the Republican leadership speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations with President Obama following a private strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

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This map released by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center shows a swath of the region, including all of Arkansas, under a slight chance for severe weather Wednesday night into Thursday. The area in green is expected to see thunderstorms that don't reach severe levels.

Published December 19, 2012

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, in this Sept. 16, 1987, file photo.

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Offensive guard Alvin Bailey will not return to Arkansas for his redshirt senior season.

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Arkansas State Police investigator Dennis Morris escorts a handcuffed Andrea Davis to a car on Feb. 29 after the body of Maxwell Anderson was found outside her home. No one has been charged in the case, which officials said Tuesday remains “active.”

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Oreo Truffles combine crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese and melted chocolate.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/18/12-- Santa Claus arrival at the First Tee of Central Arkansas excites Emma Pannell, 5, of Benton, and Joey Casey, 6, of Villonia, in Little Rock Tuesday. Santa was there to assist AT&T in their donation of 30 Swingbytes to the First Tee programs. The device is a 3D golf swing analyzer that will help youth better their technique.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE -- 12/19/12 -- Astrid Beck, watches her daughter Sonia, 2 1/2, make sand molds of starfish while playing on the beach at Lakewood Lake Number One on Tuesday afternoon.

Published December 19, 2012

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A Pakistani health worker marks a child who was vaccinated for polio Tuesday in the slums of Lahore.

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FILE- Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham, of England, waves as he stands with his son Romeo, in Carson, Calif., USA, in this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. It is announced Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012 that the son of soccer star David Beckham and former Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham, ten-year old Romeo Beckham, is the new face of the London based clothing brand Burberry and will feature in upcoming ads for Burberryís spring/summer 2013 collection. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, FILE)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/18/12-- Paul Leopoulos, right, executive director of The Thea Foundation, presents art teachers Missy Fuller, left, from Highland High School in Hardy, Stacy Rhoades, from Cherokee Elementary School, and Dewana Macintosh, from Highland Middle School, with over $6000 of art supplies from the Thea’s Art Closet program on Tuesday in North Little Rock. The three Sharp County schools and Little Rock’s Parkview High School were recipients of a matching donation from the Mosley family and Thea’s Art Closet enrich their students and art programs.

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Thai Skirt Steak Salad With Asparagus and Asian Pears. Asian pears contain enzymes that act as meat tenderizers. Illustrates TECHNIQUE (category d), by David Hagedorn, special to The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey; tableware from Salt & Sundry.)

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Little Rock, 1911 The intersection of Main Street and Capitol Avenue was for decades the crossroads of Arkansas. Such was the case when the city hosted the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans which brought an estimated 100,000 people to town, along with 12,000 old rebel soldiers. The State National Bank, later the Boyle building on the left still stands, the Union Painless Dentist office on the right is a vacant lot today. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

Published December 19, 2012

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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, designer Zac Posen attends the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Posen is the new featured judge for the new season of ìProject Runway,î filling the chair that Michael Kors had sat in for the showís first 10 seasons. The new season starts Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Published December 19, 2012

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Rukhsana Bibi, center, mourns for her daughter, polio worker Madiha Bibi, killed by unknown gunmen, at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Gunmen killed several people working on a government polio vaccination campaign in two different Pakistani cities on Tuesday, officials said. The attacks were likely an attempt by the Taliban to counter an initiative the militant group has long opposed. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Classic Sugar Cookies

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL 6/17/11 Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

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Workers sort through donated teddy bears bound for Newtown, Conn.

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Arkansas State Police investigator Dennis Morris escorts a handcuffed Andrea Davis to a car on Feb. 29 after the body of Maxwell Anderson was found outside her home. No one has been charged in the case, which officials said Tuesday remains “active.”

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/12/12-- peanutbutter fudge and chocolate orange melt-aways for new year's food feature on bite-size nibbles and finger foods plus video

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --12/18/12-- Little Rock firefighters pack up their equipment after exstinguishing a house fire in the attic of a home at 11202 Shenandoah Valley Dr. Tuesday afternoon.

Published December 19, 2012

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Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander of coalition and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, shakes hands with Paula Broadwell, in this July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force’s Flickr website.

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A smiling student arrives Tuesday at Hawley School in Newtown, Conn.

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A police officer inspects a vehicle arriving at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church before funeral services for James Mattioli, a boy killed in an elementary school shooting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Mattioli, 6, was killed when Adam Lanza w