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OMNI Seeks World Peace With New Strategies

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By Terrah Baker What does the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology headquartered in Fayetteville actually do? Organizers say they’ve heard this question many times. Maybe it’s hard to understand because in a world where everything has it’s place and every organization has a specific mission, OMNI’s is broad, and encompasses an all-human-inclusive world…

Acoustic Body Sculpting Hits U.S., NWA

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By Terrah Baker Acoustic Body Sculpting technology is one of those things Europe saw first. Then Harrison resident and ultrasound technician Larry Horton caught a glimpse and decided Arkansas needed to get in on the action. After being in the diagnostic ultrasound industry for 36 years, his research into the “successful” treatment technology led him…

Yoga Deza Seeks To Expand Yoga Community

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By Terrah Baker This is the first in a series of articles featuring the newest yoga studios in Fayetteville, each with their own character, background and emphasis on the age-old practice. Alexandria Mero, owner of Yoga Deza in Fayetteville (and Bentonville set to open Jan. 20), first found yoga in Denver, Colo., when training for…

Yes Virginia There is a Police State

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“Secret Service ran jamming devices so that all cell phones in the area went straight to voice mail but could not connect, again interfering with protesters’ (and uninvolved neighbors’) ability to communicate with each other and the press…” By Lynn Fitz-Hugh Hyperbole? You decide if this is how you believe the police should behave when…

Shatner’s World Sure To Surprise, Delight Fans

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William Shatner is almost a world within himself. He doesn’t fit with any traditional, or even many eccentric molds, surprising even his most fervent fans with what projects he comes out with next. To those fans of Shatner and his past work, it seems like quite the honor that the legendary sci-fi TV and movie…

Free Energy-Saving Weatherization Kits

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Staff Report The city of Fayetteville Community Service Division is offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits to qualifying residents of low to moderate income. The kits are intended to assist residents in weatherizing their homes, which is especially crucial during cold winter months. Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow…

Using Art To Reinvent Alternative Print Media

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Free Weekly Staff Around the world, and right here in our own backyard, print media is reinventing itself — with the help of dedicated staff and community. These writers, photographers, freelancers, concert goers, food critics, free speakers, readers, know it’s important for the local media to stay alive, and gain back some of the strength…