Monthly Archives: January 2013

MEMPHIS: The Inspiration For The Story

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Felicia Boswell as Felicia and  Bryan Fenkart as Huey in Memphis  National Tour Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik nyc 212-362-7778

Staff Report Memphis disc jockey, the late Dewey Phillips — also known as “Daddy-O-Dewey” is thought by many musical historians to be the person most responsible for integrating American radio from 1948 to 1958, is also the inspiration behind the culture-analyzing, Broadway musical MEMPHIS. His struggle to integrate American music and popular culture in the…

Dark Secrets of American History From Voice Of Girl

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Dark Secrets

Staff Report Dark Secrets” is the first in a series of historical fiction novels, based on the life of Ollie McNew. In early childhood, a grandmother influenced Ollie’s belief in guardian angels and inspired her to heed premonitions as warnings sent by angels. The book begins with Ollie in a semiconscious state, guided by an…

Vroom With A View

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Amy Alkon

By Amy Alkon I’m a 34-year-old woman, dating a 27-year-old guy for three months. We have a great time together, but he’s balking at making an official commitment, meaning he doesn’t want to call us boyfriend and girlfriend. He says he feels we have long-term potential and doesn’t want to date anyone else, but needs…

Making Ripples

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft Perhaps the best way to help the environment is to stop pooping in drinkable water — to be blunt. Seventy percent of our planet is water, 3 percent is freshwater, and 0.1 percent is drinkable. Even our own Beaver Lake water supply has been taxed by our increasing population. When properly maintained,…

The Booze, The Bad, And The Young

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A line of photo ID’s collected by the Fayetteville Police Department in 2012 during undercover operations and collaborations with local liquor stores.

By Claire Ala Alcohol is a temptation, especially in a college town. Underage drinking is becoming a bigger problem in Fayetteville, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. As the university’s student population grows so does an issue between alcohol and the under 21 crowd. The Fayetteville Police Department and liquor stores work together in an…

The Implosion Of A Party

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“Because in Cathrynn’s head there’s no better way to punish a rapist than to make his victim carry his baby to full term. That’ll teach him, won’t it?” By Rachel Birdsell Although it’s difficult, I can vaguely remember a time when the Republican Party wasn’t quite as cuckoo as they are now. Their slide into…

Insiders’ Solution to Stop Corporate Control

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“The American Anti-Corruption Act has been researched, developed and proposed by professionals who happen to have a first-hand look at the corruption our political system is facing.” By Terrah Baker Ya’ know all those crazy conspiracy theorists, activists, environmentalists, conservatives and socialists who have been saying for years that politicians are working against us? They’ve…

High Strangeness

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By Robert Laurence In 1963, in Kansas City at the age of 14, Geoffrey Oelsner knows — “senses” would be the wrong word — without being told that his grandmother has a stomach ache. In 2011, in the Evelyn Hills parking lot, Oelsner witnesses a mind-bending telekinetic event, as the locked door of his parked…