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Arkansas gymnast Katherine Grable competes on the beam during Friday night's gymnastics meet at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas' Marshawn Powell shoots over and is fouled by Kentucky's Darius Miller Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn argues a call with the home plate umpire during the second inning of Friday's 3-0 loss to Gonzaga in Surprise, Ariz.

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Gonzaga left-hander Marco Gonzales delivers a pitch during the Bulldogs' 3-0 win over Arkansas on Friday in Surprise, Ariz.

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Steve Runge was named UCA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on Friday. Runge had served the position in an interim role since Feb. 27, 2012.

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Arkansas men's track and field coach Chris Bucknam celebrates after winning the conference title Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, during the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013, following after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts.

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This map shows the location where a Little Rock man was injured in a shooting early Friday morning.

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Tony Smith

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Mike Waller

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Justin Pettis

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One person is dead and one is in critical condition following a shooting Thursday night at Park Plaza Mall in Little Rock.

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This map shows the location of Park Plaza Mall in midtown Little Rock.

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Deonte Edison.

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Tristan Bryant.

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Casa, circa 1910 The Perry County rural community’s baseball team posed for this picture. Teams such as this often participated in regional playoffs in other states. Thus “America’s Pastime” gave many of the young men their first opportunity to travel. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

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What do you do with a giant carcass — early in the morning?

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Earnest warrior Elmont (Ewan McGregor) strives to save a princess from a race of unsanitary behemoths in Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer.

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Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is a humble farm boy who falls in love with a lady who’s way out of his league in Jack the Giant Slayer.

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Seth MacFarlane — was he really all that bad?

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The devil done got ahold of Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) again in The Last Exorcism Part II.

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Ashley Bell (as Nell) stars in CBS Films' THE LAST EXORCISM PART II

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Shipping containers are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles in December. The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, aided by a shrinking trade deficit.

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Dietz Werland works Thursday on the assembly line at the Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo, Ind.

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A customer shops for clothing Tuesday at a J.C. Penney Co. store in the Queens borough of New York. The company on Wednesday reported a loss of $552 million for the three-month period that ended Feb. 2.

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Customers secure a new washing machine outside a Sears store in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday. Sears on Thursday reported a loss of $489 million in the fourth quarter that ended on Feb. 2.

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STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Likey (cq) Peter participates in a candelight dance during a ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville for the remembrance of the victims and survivors of the Marshall Islands nuclear test.

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STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER George Dombek discusses his current project about barns and the book he made in 1973 about barns Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his studio in Goshen. Dombek plans to paint at least one image of a barn that is located in each of the 75 counties in Arkansas. Dombek's interest in barns began in the early 70s while working on his undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Arkansas.

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STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER George Dombek explains how he keeps track of the counties where a barn he plans to paint is located Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his studio in Goshen. Dombek plans to paint at least one image of a barn that is located in each of the 75 counties in Arkansas. Dombek's interest in barns began in the early 70s while working on his undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Arkansas.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --2/28/2013-- Workers with Parker Tire & Auto on Harkrider St. in Conway, from left, Clint Maxwell, Cory Grable and Jose Trujillo disassemble tire sidewalls from treads on scrap tires to reduce mosquito breeding and ensure they are propery recycled according to state law. The Arkansas Waste Tire Program law also requires dealers to pay $2 to the state per new tire sold to fund tire recycling and desposal operations.

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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, Maj. Thomas Griffin poses for a photo inside his home in Cincinnati, next to a Time Magazine cover of Lt. Col. James Doolittle and a painting of one of the B-25B Mitchell bombers used in Doolittle's raid on Japan in 1942. Griffin, a navigator on one of the planes used in the raid, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in a VA nursing home at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

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News Times/Michael Orrell Signing their promise El Dorado High School senior, Hollis Anthony, signs her academic letter-of-intent to go to college along with over 260 classmates during the EHS graduating class of 2011 Academic Signing Day assembly held at the school gym on Thursday.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --2/28/2013-- Jose Trujillo with Parker Tire & Auto on Harkrider St. in Conway, disassembles tire sidewalls from treads on scrap tires to reduce mosquito breeding and ensure they are propery recycled according to state law. The Arkansas Waste Tire Program law also requires dealers to pay $2 to the state per new tire sold to fund tire recycling and desposal operations.

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HANDOUT PHOTO FROM U OF A SYSTEM-2/25/13 Dr. Laurence B. Alexander, associate dean of the Graduate School and director of the Office of Minority Programs at the University of Florida, will be nominated to serve as the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 99-93. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. The Army private charged in the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history says he sent the material to WikiLeaks to enlighten the public about American foreign and military policy on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-Hensley, center, gets a hug from Rose Mimms, of Arkansas Right to life, left, as Mayberry's wife Julie watches outside of the Senate chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The Senate voted to override the governor's veto of Mayberry's bill banning most abortions in the 20th week Thursday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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A helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican on Thursday after the 85-year-old pontiff officially stepped down. As pope emeritus, Benedict will live in Castel Gandolfo for several months and then return to the Vatican to live in an apartment being prepared for him.

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1988 file photo, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop speaks in Philadelphia. Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Hanover, N.H. He was 96. (AP Photo/Robert J. Gurecki, File)

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Warren Jones, executive director of the Arkansas Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville, left, speaks to a group of gifted and talented program students from Kirksey Middle School in Rogers Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, beside a World WAr II-era Boeing Stearman N2S-2 during a tour of the museum. The visit is a part of the group's Common Core unit called "Winging It" which has exposed students to flying and aircraft.

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El Dorado News-Times/Michael OrrellSpecial guest: Hugh Goodwin Elementary student Elise Gasaway, second from right, demonstrates how the school uses IPads as an educational tool to Arkansas Lt. Governor Mark Darr as Eli Shepherd, left, principle Connie Reed and Maggie Toombs, right, look on. Shepherd, Gasaway and Toombs gave Darr a personal tour of the school during his visit. Darr was in El Dorado visiting area schools and officials on Thursday.

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Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd Thursday from the window of the his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, making his last public blessing as pope.

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Fort Smith, 1950: According to the ad on the back, Fort Smiths Homer Crain Nash Motors offered "quality cars from the Rambler of 1902 to the Nash Airflyte of 1949." (The Airflyte is pictured on this card). Mailed to a customer in Vian, Okla., the message reads: "Dear Sir, We are glad to advise receipt of your radio and to let you know we can install it and the visor any day convenient for you."

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FILE - In this Dec.19, 2012 file photo, director Steven Spielberg speaks during a media availability before a screening of the movie "Lincoln," for members of Congress, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. France's Cannes Film Festival says Thursday, Feb.28, 2013 it has finally snagged Steven Spielberg to serve as president of the award jury. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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An investigator photographs the interior of the Tomato Head restaurant after a runaway car struck and killed a customer Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, Knoxville, Tenn. Police say a woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital and the driver of the car was being treated for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

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Conservatory manager Christian Primeau readies a display of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden in New York, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The botanical gardens will open their annual orchid show to the public on March 2, 2013 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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A former prisoner hugs his mother after being released Thursday in Baghdad where some 160 inmates were set free in a deal to calm Sunni protesters.

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LSU's Anthony Hickey (1) shoots between Arkansas' B.J. Young (11) and Marshawn Powell (33) during their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 65-60. (AP Photo/The Advocate, Heather McClelland) MAGS OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT; NO FORNS; LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT (INCLUDING GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT, 225, 10/12, INREGISTER, LBI CUSTOM); MANDATORY CREDIT

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Julie Mayberry (right), wife of Rep. Andy Mayberry (center), and Rose Mimms of Arkansas Right to Life sit in a gallery of the Senate chamber at the state Capitol after the Senate voted Thursday to override the governor’s veto of Mayberry’s bill banning most abortions after the 20th week.

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Guido, one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ base-running sausages, was returned without incident Wednesday after going missing for nearly two weeks.

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trevor Darling for recruiting column

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Kavin Alexander.

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Christian Sam for recruiting colymn

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Chuks Ota for recruiting coluymn

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Fayetteville’s Tyler McCullough (54) tries to block a shot by Van Buren’s Bradley Eversole (20) as he drives to the basket during the second half of the Bulldogs’ 46-29 victory over the Pointers on Thursday at the Class 7A boys state tournament in Fayetteville.

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5/17/11 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Little Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Morris Holmes speaks during a press conference at school headquarters Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock.

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This undated image provided by Adidas shows models wearing new college basketball uniforms for, from left, Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA and Louisville. (AP Photo/Adidas)

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Aerial contortionist Julie Cameron hangs high over the stage Thursday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock as she cradles herself in red fabric during a performance of Cirque du Soleil Quidam. The show continues through Sunday.

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Tennessee center Bashaara Graves drives by Texas A&M’s Kelsey Bone in the second half of the Lady Volunteers’ 82-72 victory Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas co-head coach Mark Cook celebrates a vault by senior Kelci Lewis Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, during a match with Alabama in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

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UALR’s Shanity James (center) gets a rebound in front of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jasmin Mills (21) during Thrusday’s game at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. James finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds as the Trojans won 48-41.

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Alex (William Fichtner) is the loyal second-in-command on a Cold War-era Soviet submarine in Todd Robinson’s Phantom.

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LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Drew Smyly (80) of the Detroit Tigers poses during Photo Day on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Smyly

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Detroit left hander Drew Smyly made the club as a rookie, earning the fifth spot in the rotation. He didnt start late in the season, but picked up a victory in the American League Championship Series.

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Jockey Calvin Borel, still chasing his 5,000th victory, will ride the horse on which he earned his 4,999th victory, Malibu High, on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

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2/28/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Charles Aitkens, with DFI Architectural Signs, installs decorative striping Thursday afternoon on windows inside Central Arkansas Library System's Children's Library and Learning Center under construction at 4800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock. The 30,000 square foot library sets on a six-acre site south of I-630 south of the Little Rock Zoo. The Children's Library will open to the public opens on Saturday, March 16. (AITKENS IS CQ)

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North Little Rock’s Halley Hill attempts to block a shot by Bentonville’s Taylor Lee during Thursday’s game at the Class 7A girls state tournament in Fayetteville.

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UALR’s Josh Hagins tries to drive around Louisiana-Lafayette’s Elfrid Payton in the first half Thursday of the Trojans’ 77-68 victory at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock.

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M 096 Myles Teller, Justin Chon, and Skylar Astin star in Relativity Media's "21 & Over". Credit: John Johnson Copyright: © 2011 Twenty One and Over Productions, Inc.

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Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief, which returns to the top of the box office.

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Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah swears in new certified court interpreters Jivette M. de Jesus Rullan (from left), Ines Yahaira Fernandez Ortiz and Melisa Laelan on Thursday in the Supreme Court courtroom.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --2/28/13-- Marshallese dancers from the Full Gospel Marshallese Church in Springdale perform Thursday at the Justice Building following a swearing-in ceremony for court interpreters including the first person in the country to be sworn in as a certified Marshallese interpreter.

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Court Interpreter Services Director Mara Simmons (right) gives Melisa Laelan a kiss Thursday after Laelan presented her with a garland after a swearing-in ceremony for new court interpreters. Laelan is the first person in the country to be sworn in as a certified Marshallese interpreter.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --02/28/13-- North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley laughs along with his wife Melonie (left), grandson Tristan, and daughter Brandi during an event at the Hays Center Thursday to honor Bradley who is retiring effective Mar. 1. Bradley will now become the chief of staff for North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith.

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Bentonville’s Brooke Mabeus (right) and North Little Rock’s Dajha Hardamon (3) go after a loose ball in the second half of the Lady Charging Wildcats’ 63-54 victory Thursday in the Class 7A state tournament in Fayetteville.

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North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley laughs with his wife, Melonie, at remarks made by North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith during an event at the Hays Center on Thursday to honor Bradley, who is retiring today. Bradley will now become the chief of staff for the mayor.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (left), accompanied by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, takes part Thursday in his first meeting as chief of the Treasury Department.

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M 296 Left to Right. Skylar Astin, Justin Long and Myles Teller star in Relativity Media's "21 & Over". Credit: John Johnson Copyright: © 2011 Twenty One and Over Productions, Inc.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (left), R-Ala., chats with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as they leave the Senate chamber Thursday during votes on last-ditch motions to block $85 billion in spending cuts.

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West Memphis defenders Rai East (10) and Keari Brown (right) apply pressure to Rogers forward Jake Killingsworth on Thursday as he tries to get the ball up court in the second half of the Blue Devils’ 58-55 overtime victory in the Class 7A state tournament in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas gymnast Kelci Lewis executes her floor routine during a meet at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

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LSU's Charles Carmouche (00) is sandwiched between Arkansas' Michael Qualls (24) and Mardracus Wade (1) during their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 65-60. (AP Photo/The Advocate, Heather McClelland)

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Kentucky coach John Calipari directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Kentucky defeated Mississippi State 85-55. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

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