Monthly Archives: August 2013

Teenagers Become Divine Divas In Fashion Show

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By Dane Laborn Divine Diva’s is a non-profit organization designed to help young women boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. Founded and run by Shari Field-Goldberg, a no-nonsense woman from New Jersey, Divine Diva’s seeks to inspire and motivate girls to become what they’ve always wanted to be, to help discover who they are, and to…

Author Encapsulates Spirit of Dead Actress

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By Cat Donnelly “I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you.” are the words from the suicide note of singer/Tony award-winning actress, Phyllis Hyman. Based on actual events, Meet Me on the Moon by Clinnesha D. Sibley is a one-woman show encapsulating Phyllis’ influences including…

Heisenberg’s Fall Is Coming: Breaking Bad Returns

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By Dane Laborn Walter White’s fall from grace has been one of the most fascinating things to watch. In a television filled up with heroes, Walt’s self-styled Heisenberg has been anything but. Murder, Meth and mayhem follow in his wake, and while his intentions starting out could be considered noble, he is so far past…

Fun, Food, Fashion And Philanthropy: NWA Beyond Expectations

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By Terrah Baker When you first enter Fayetteville it seems like any other town. Fast food chains, slow food chains, a mall, banks, real estate, and everything that defines American civilization today. But look a little closer and the beauty, creativity and originality of Fayetteville, and Northwest Arkansas as a whole, begins to reveal itself….

Child Abuse Cases Go Up, Along With Need For Advocates

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By Terrah Baker Child abuse in NWA keeps going up, said director of development & marketing for the Court Appointed Child Advocate (CASA) program Julie Lolley. According to the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence, numbers rose from 3,670 cases of child abuse in Arkansas in 2011 to 4,528 in 2012 —…

Fear And Loathing And Lathering

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“Ol’ Ricky always reminds me of my favorite verse from the Bible, ‘And the Lord looked down on Santorum and said to just about anyone who would listen, ‘What a moron’….That’s a paraphrase.” By Rachel Birdsell Rick Santorum filled the airwaves recently with a profound statement, and by “profound,” I mean idiotic. It seems that…

The High Voltage Bridge from Nowhere to Nowhere

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Special Contribution By Mikel Lolley AEP/SWEPCO is requesting the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) approve a 345,000 volt transmission line from Benton County to Carroll County, carried atop 180-foot tall towers, requiring a 150-foot wide swath of denuded right-of-way, and cutting right across the most scenic part of the “Natural State.” The cost, about a…