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Paradise Lost

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By Blair Jackson TFW Editor Jack and Mary White live in a modest house in Hartford, a small community of about 650. An herb garden flanks the east of the house, and rows of kale line the west. A wooden sign, painted white, reads “Makedo Farms.” Making do is exactly what Jack and Mary have…

Fracking: What’s at Stake?

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By Joanna Pollock TFW Contributing Writer Fracking, a type of hydraulic fracturing, is actually a shortened term for the drilling extraction process known by the oil and gas industry as high-volume, slick-water, horizontal hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing is an extraction process that was first developed by Halliburton in the 1940s, but the new method was…

Things to do this week

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SPECIAL EVENTS CAROL PRUSA LECTURE AND ARTIST’S RECEPTION — 5:30 p.m. today in room 213 of the Fine Arts Center building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. CarolPrusa.com, Art.UArk.edu/FineArtsGallery or 575-7987. BUDDHIST AUTHOR AND TEACHER GESHE DAKPA TOPGYAL: “ESSENTIAL ETHICS: A BUDDHIST APPROACH TO MODERN LIFE AND SOCIAL ACTIONS” — 6:30 p.m. Friday at…

Advice Goddess

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Code Goo I’m a 33-year-old nurse in a five-month “friends with benefits” thing with a doctor co-worker. I am only 18 months out of an abusive 10-year relationship and wanted something fun and light. We get along well, but he rarely asks me ahead of time about getting together. I know he has a busy…

Risa’s Stars

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Everyone has heard (and talks) about Mercury retrograde. Lesser known are Mars and Venus retrogrades, joining Mercury retrograde this year. Mars retrograded Jan. 23 (last Monday) a long three-month Mars retrograde. Mars, retrograding only every two years (51-84 days), is very significant for humanity. Mars provides us with the energy, assertion, desires and the will…

Upcoming video games in 2012

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By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” Release: Feb. 7 Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Windows The universe and lore of Amalur was created by fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, and with development headed by 38 Studios (owned by former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling), this RPG promises to engage gamers throughout many of…

Movement Regains Momentum

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By Blair Jackson Two months ago, the Fayetteville faction of Occupy Wall Street disbanded from their camp on the town square, but the group found new momentum in the national, one-day Occupy the Courts protest last Friday. In a march leading from the Fayetteville town center to the United States District Court, citizens rallied against…

The Polar Myth

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An act of animal cruelty is under investigation after Russellville resident Jake Burris and his family arrived home Sunday to find their pet cat dead. Scrawled on the fur of the carcass was the word “liberal.” The gruesome incident has received national attention from the media with postings on CNN, CBS, Politico and Huffington Post….

Blackout Kills Bills

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By Blair Jackson TFW Editor Last week, 115,00 websites went offline in a self-inflicted 24-hour blackout in protest of two pieces of U.S. legislation concerning online content piracy. As a result of the blackouts, millions of U.S. citizens contacted their representatives, and in a groundbreaking feat of citizen protest, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)…