2000 UCA Football Signees
The UCA football team has signed several new recruits for next season.

Dr. Laura: Putting families in hands of courts raises some questions
I have growing concern about the ever more intrusive role of the courts in family life. On the one hand, we have family law judges returning foster children to the care of unstable homes -- over the objections of social workers, in many instances. On the other hand, we have an Oregon judge granting a man visitation to the children of his dead girlfriend, over the objections of the children's father. And just this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the parents of a dead man had the right to court-ordered extensive visitation with their son's children, who have now been adopted by their mother's husband.

Dear Abby: Minority organ donors are encouraged to stay healthy
DEAR ABBY: For many years, there has been much discussion about the need for more organ/tissue donors. The death of the Chicago Bears football great Walter Payton, who had a rare liver disease that could have been treated if an organ had been found and a liver transplant performed early on, should heighten awareness. With this particular disease, if an organ is not found and a liver transplant is not performed, the disease can result in cancer, at which time a person cannot receive a transplant.

Yesterdays
75 years ago - (1925), Mrs. J. M. Ligon was hostess for the members of the Robert E. Lee chapter U.D.C. at her hospitable home on Robinson Avenue. Mrs. H. E. Wheeler presided.

Yesterdays
75 years ago - (1925), From the Guy column: -- Press Beene and family and "Grandpa" Beene of Spring Hill visited at A. A. Steward's home.

Dear Abby: Troubled teens in jail take shared compliments to heart
DEAR ABBY: Remember the letter in your column about the teacher who asked students to write compliments to one another, and then passed them along to each individual? Well, Abby, I used her idea -- with wonderful results!

Conway Christian sets meetings with parents
Parents considering Conway Christian School for 5-year old Kindergarten students should attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church.

Lectures on plasmas set at UCA
Dr. Walter Gekelman will visit the University of Central Arkansas campus on Monday as a guest of the physics and astronomy department.

Pre-registration set Feb. 16 at St. Joseph
St. Joseph School will hold pre-registration for students in grades K-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Greenbrier schools hoping state will help in funding improvements
GREENBRIER -- If they act now, school officials here hope they can get state funding for numerous campus improvements.

A truly scientific endeavor
Although an unscheduled snowstorm delayed them from being viewed by the public, about 110 entries in the 2000 Conway High School Science Fair were on display last week in the Conway Public Schools Auditorium.

College planning seminar set
Students in grades 7-10 and their parents are invited to a presentation on "College Planning -- While There is Still Time" at Conway High School East.

Public hearings set about Ellen Smith
The Conway School District has scheduled three public hearings for patrons of schools affected by the closing of the current Ellen Smith Elementary School.

Food for thought: Nutrition is a consideration of space flight
Will you vacation on Mars? Will your children -- or your grandchildren ? It just may happen someday.

Dessert surprises offer touch of spice and dash of pepper
Baked Meringue Vesuvius is a delicate-seeming dessert sparked with a surprise touch of spice and pepper. Blistering Brittle also has a dash of pepper in the recipe, to similar effect -- to balance its sweetness.

Try variety of chili recipes to help chase winter chill
They say chili got its beginnings in San Antonio in the late 1800s as a rustic frontier stew made with dried beef.

Chocolate crazy
It's February and that can mean only one thing -- Chocoholics Dream Night Out is right around the corner.

Chocolate is main ingredient in these recipes
A variety of individuals and businesses will be donating chocolate goodies for the annual Chocoholic's Dream Night Out on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Is LCD fair with letters?
1. On Jan. 7, the Log Cabin Democrat published my first letter in four months. This letter questioned the decision to present editorial opinion on the front page as "news" illustration. It further questioned whose decision this was. While printing the letter, the LCD remains silent on the questions.

City must keep up maintenance
I read the letter "City needs to improve ditch" and I certainly agree with it.

A special gift for bike thieves
To the thieves who stole the bicycles my sons received for Christmas.

Dance raised funds for Nixon
The Benefit Dance for Dennis Nixon held Jan. 21, at the Bob Courtway Gym was a huge success! Over $2,500 was raised from ticket sales, concessions and donations from the seventh- and eighth-grade students of both Bob Courtway and Carl Stuart middle schools. This was not accomplished alone and I want to take this opportunity to thank the many businesses and individuals who made this happen.

Synchronicity
Angela Walls and Rhonda Hart pulled off a real "sister act" on Monday.

Sheriff's Log
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office investigated the following incidents recently:

Lady Eagles lose in OT to Bryant
BRYANT -- Bryant's Lady Hornets handed Vilonia's junior girls their first loss in Central Arkansas Junior High Conference basketball Monday night.

Mount Vernon fire board continues its plans to construct new station
MOUNT VERNON -- Despite specifics about plans or costs, several decisions have been made regarding the new fire station. At a fire board meeting Tuesday night, discussion centered on the size of the station -- 40 feet by 80 feet -- and the number of overhead doors.

Preparing for target practice
Hunter Landberg, 3, digs out a handful of snow to make a snowball Monday afternoon in the parking lot of the Kitchen Store. Hunter was throwing the snowballs at any target he could find before the snow melted away. He is a son of Karl and Katy Landberg.

Fire Runs: Firefighters respond to 2 fires at same house
The Conway Fire Department investigated two fires Tuesday at the same Donnell Ridge Road address.

JPs use numbers to tout tax
The last public pitch for the proposed countywide half-cent sales tax by Faulkner County Quorum Court members went largely unnoticed Tuesday night, but justices of the peace supporting the tax padded their argument with alarming statistics.

Police Log
The Conway Police Department investigated the following incidents recently:

Fire Runs
The Conway Fire Department responded to the following calls recently:

Studying in the snow
University of Central Arkansas sophomore Jennifer Bohannan of Magnolia takes advantage of an empty Laurel Park to study developmental psychology Monday afternoon.

Police Log
The Conway Police Department investigated the following incidents recently:

Ham radio testing to be held today
The Faulkner County Amateur Radio Club will hold ham radio testing at the Conway Corp. west entrance at 1307 Prairie St. at 6 p.m. today.

Correction
A story in the Friday edition of the Log Cabin Democrat misidentified Kirby Starr.

Yard Waste
The Conway Sanitation Department will collect yard waste Thursday in the area where residential garbage is picked up on Thursday and Friday.

Melting away

Facilities board to meet today
The Faulkner County Public Facilities Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Faulkner County Library.

Retiring Quitman chief honored
Quitman Police Chief Kent Hallen accepts a plaque from Linda Moore, acting mayor of Quitman. The plaque recognizes Hallen's 14 years of service and was given during a small retirement party on Monday.

Working the field: EAST project gives students chance to learn, help out
CAMP ROBINSON -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needed help, and a few gifted Greenbrier High School students needed a project.

Economists predicting rate hike as feds meet
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is ready to bump up interest rates for a fourth time since June in an effort to rein in the nation's economy, which has been growing at a breakneck pace, private economists believe.

New-home sales rise 4.5 percent in December, sets record for year
WASHINGTON -- New-home sales ended 1999 on a high note, rising 4.5 percent in December, helping to push the total number of homes sold for the year to an all-time high.

AOL sued over software problems
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against America Online Inc. on behalf of 8 million of its customers, claiming the latest version of its software cripples existing Internet accounts with rival companies.

Report renews inflation fears
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. industrial sector grew in January for the 12th consecutive month, a manufacturers' group said today in a report that raised inflation worries.

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Mrs. Georgia Franklin
Mrs. Georgia Verser Birdsong Franklin, 78, of Quitman, died Monday (Jan. 31, 2000) at Baptist Medical Center in Heber Springs.

Mrs. Georgia Franklin
Mrs. Georgia Verser Birdsong Franklin, 78, of Quitman, died Monday (Jan. 31, 2000) at Baptist Medical Center in Heber Springs.

Jimmy R. McHam
Jimmy R. "Gaither" McHam, 68, of Bee Branch died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000).

Mrs. Dillie Dicie Reese
Mrs. Dillie Dicie Reese, 93, of Salus (Johnson County), sister of Maudie Gillian of Conway, died Thursday (Jan. 27, 2000) at Lawton, Okla.

Mrs. Beulah V. Boshears
Mrs. Beulah V. Boshears, 78, of North Little Rock, mother of Robert Boshears of Conway, died Friday (Jan. 28, 2000).

Mrs. Pearl Evadyne Tatum
Mrs. Pearl Evadyne Johnson Tatum, 87, of Monroe, La., a native of Bee Branch, died Monday (Jan. 17, 2000) at St. Francis Hospital.

Willard Lafayette Russell
Willard Lafayette Russell, 78, of Ward (Lonoke County), brother of Thelma Guyot of Conway, died Monday (Jan. 31, 2000).

Mrs. Margaret Belew
Mrs. Margaret Belew, 68, of Conway, formerly of Beebe, died Tuesday.

Mrs. Eula Barrow
Mrs. Eula Barrow, 92, of Benton, mother of Maxine Dykes and Willa Romine, both of Conway, died Monday (Jan. 31, 2000) at Smithville (Lawrence County).

Mrs. Holly Mae Starkey
Mrs. Holly Mae Starkey, 84, of Benton, sister of Erman Bailey and Frank Bailey, both of Conway, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000).

Mrs. Clestia Rhea Davis
Mrs. Clestia Rhea Davis, 82, of Shawnee, Okla., died Monday (Jan. 31, 2000) at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

Bill Maxwell: Denying history won't change it
Finally, the folks who take care of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia, have relented to the urgent call of DNA and have all but acknowledged that the nation's third president probably fathered at least one -- perhaps all six -- of the children of Sally Hemings, one of Jefferson's slaves.

Mona Charen: Not much choice for GOP
It is estimated that between the two of them in the last several debates, former Sen. Bill Bradley and Vice President Al Gore have spent the entire federal surplus for the next century. When will NBC News do a "Fleecing of America" segment on the Democrats?

W.C. Jameson: Revival of the traditional family farm
Long-time family farmers have little to rejoice about these days as small farms seem to be going out of business on a daily basis for a variety of reasons, mostly economic. To add further to these difficulties, agricultural exports have collapsed, the nation is glutted with an oversupply of fruit and vegetable crops as well as some types of livestock, and commodity prices are at their lowest levels in decades.

Martin Schram: McCain's answer is revealing
It is too bad South Carolina Republicans weren't hooked up to eavesdrop via Internet-cam on a conversation just the other day in John McCain's Portsmouth, N.H., hotel suite.

Cabin Window: Moving on
Now that the blizzard of 2000 is melting away (hey, it doesn't take much to qualify for a blizzard when you live in Arkansas), it's a good time to look back at what we have been through the past five days and see how much better prepared we are, if any, for the next onslaught of honest-to-goodness winter weather.

Cabin Window: Shadowed
There's an opportunity afoot in the shadow of America's workplace. It's an opportunity for the experienced to pass along in some small way the value of their work. And it's a chance for the young to gather a little insight into the reality of a real work environment.

Write your city officials
Your representatives in government need to hear from you. Your opinions are important. Here's where to write Conway's elected officials:

Write your city officials
Your representatives in government need to hear from you. Your opinions are important. Here's where to write Conway's aldermen:

Dallas returns to 'old' system
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The only year Jack Reilly spent coaching the Dallas Cowboys' quarterbacks, things went so badly that owner Jerry Jones decided to throw out the offensive system and start over.

Faulkner roundup
HARRISON -- Vilonia's Clint Mears hit a jumper with four seconds left to give the Eagles a 51-49 win over the league leading Harrison Goblins on Tuesday night.

Box scores
Ladyiredales 52, Lady Panthers 33

Seeking to have fun
WASHINGTON -- First, Darrell Walker thought he'd be spending tonight preparing the Rockford Lightning for a game against the La Crosse Bobcats in the CBA.

Just what is going on here?
Three days after one of the most exciting and heartwarming Super Bowls in history and just five days after NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue proclaimed "we don't tolerate misconduct," a second league player now sits in a jail cell facing murder charges.

Vols and Cats could be rough
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Expect flying forearms and jabbing elbows when Kentucky center Jamaal Magloire and Tennessee pivotman C.J. Black meet tonight at Rupp Arena.

College basketball update
Monday's Scores

Rocker hit with suspension
NEW YORK -- John Rocker won't pitch in a game until May 1 -- unless the players' association successfully challenges the suspension baseball commissioner Bud Selig imposed.

Top 25 fared
How the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll fared Tuesday:

Olympic chief questioned by FBI
LONDON (AP) -- International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch has been questioned by U.S. federal authorities investigating the Salt Lake City bid scandal.

'We'll be back,' Titans tell fans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans made a promise to their fans: They will return to the Super Bowl.

UCA wins 5th straight
MONTICELLO -- Seniors Stephanie McNespey and Ashley Jackson combined for seven 3-pointers and 40 points to lead the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears to a 76-60 victory over Arkansas-Monticello on Monday at Steelman Fieldhouse.

Lineup
Local area schedule and television highlights.

Ole Miss gets UA's attention
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson said Monday that Mississippi may be the best team in the country with a 1-6 league record.

Vermeil is retiring 'at the top'
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dick Vermeil's retirement plans don't center around sitting in a rocking chair all day surrounded by his grandkids.

Denver hands Trojans defeat
DENVER (AP) -- Wahhab Carter scored 26 points and Kevin Overton added 20 as Denver came from behind for an 88-73 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Monday night.

Lady Eagles lose in OT to Bryant
BRYANT -- Bryant's Lady Hornets handed Vilonia's junior girls their first loss in Central Arkansas Junior High Conference basketball Monday night.

Offers remain despite arrest
If the University of Georgia doesn't want to take the state's top football recruiting prospect because of an arrest in Florida, there may be plenty of other takers.

College scores
Georgetown 61, Louisville 59

Raven star is charged with murder
ATLANTA -- Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was supposed to be in Hawaii this week, preparing for his third straight Pro Bowl.

Greenbrier stuns Airedales
VILONIA -- Greenbrier's Panthers hadn't drawn a winning hand since early in the basketball season, but Tuesday night at Panther Gymnasium, they dealt themselves four aces and whipped Alma's Airedales, 74-63.

The moment in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- While most couldn't hear the speeches, see the players or feel their own cold fingers, St. Louis Rams fans turned out by the thousands just to experience the moment.

'Cats make statement with big win over UT
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Once upon a time -- say, seven weeks ago -- Kentucky was 4-4 and unranked for the first time in nine years.

TV ratings up
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pair of small markets produced big Super Bowl ratings.

Gulf South
WOMEN

Box scores
Sugar Bears 76, Cotton Blossoms 60

Trinity downs Hendrix women
SAN ANTONIO -- Trinity University handed Hendrix's women a severe setback to their Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title hopes Tuesday with a 74-57 victory.

NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE

Lineup
Local area schedule and television highlights.

With new glitz, Oaklawn is ready for new season
HOT SPRINGS- -- Reports of Oaklawn Park's demise are premature.

Parties get ready to elect delegates
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Democratic and Republican parties are preparing to elect delegates for the national conventions.

Entergy hires senator as chief lobbyist
LITTLE ROCK -- A state senator who sponsored legislation allowing electricity competition in Arkansas has been hired by the state's largest utility as its chief lobbyist.

Snow collapses chicken barns, could cut supply
LITTLE ROCK -- A snowstorm that damaged poultry barns in Arkansas and Texas could cut chicken production by as much as 30 million birds, potentially resulting in higher prices, an industry official said.

Man walks away from work release
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A state inmate serving a sentence in Benton for a drug conviction walked away from work release, authorities said.

Federal judge urges lawyers to settle Flight 1420 lawsuits
LITTLE ROCK -- A federal judge says some victims of a plane crash have "pretty much a lay-down hand" in their lawsuits against American Airlines and is encouraging a quick settlement.

Russ calls for senator's resignation after Entergy hires him as lobbyist
LITTLE ROCK -- Although legal, the hiring of a senator by the state's largest electric utility looks improper and should lead to his resignation, two Senate colleagues say.

U.S. judge to hear Starr complaint
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A Nebraska federal judge who says his impartiality might reasonably be questioned has disqualified himself from hearing a misconduct complaint filed against former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

Man pleads guilty to slaying father
HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- A local man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his father was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Tax collections lag in January
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state's chief fiscal officer says it was too early to start slashing budgets despite January tax collections falling $11.8 million short of projections.

Our Clubs
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA - Theta chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Trillium Park Retirement Residence.

'Old Washington' schedules celebration for Valentine's Day
Old Washington Historic State Park is planning a special Valentine's Day celebration.

Hendrix plans chamber recital Monday night
Hendrix College music faculty members will present a chamber music recital at 8 p.m. Monday in Reves Recital Hall of the Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.

UCA Wind Ensemble to offer Friday concert
The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Center Stage Theater at the Snow Fine Arts Center. This concert is in conjunction with the Arkansas All-State Band and Orchestra auditions, to be held at UCA on Saturday.

Movie capsules
The rating system for the film list is: (XXXX) excellent; (XXX12) very good; (XXX) good; (XX12 ) pretty good; (XX) fair; (X12) poor; and (X) extremely bad.

Our Clubs
BETA SIGMA PHI - Xi Beta Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 11 at the home of Gena Bishop.

Deadline near for pageants
Deadline for the Miss Conway Scholarship Pageant is Monday, Feb. 7. The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.

Spanish class offered at Petit Jean College
The Community Outreach Program at Petit Jean College is offering "Beginning Conversational Spanish I," a non-credit class.

Beauty revue set Thursday evening
The Conway High School Beauty Revue 2000 will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Conway Public Schools Auditorium.

Log Cabin seeks bridal stories
The Log Cabin Democrat plans to publish its annual bridal section in February.

Black History Month TV to feature 'enlightening' lineup
This revelation may shock some people, but I'm willing to bare my soul, anyway.

Pulitzer prize-winning poet to read Feb. 17 at Hendrix
Yusef Komunyakaa, winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, will read selections from his works at Hendrix College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Reves Recital Hall of the Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.

Fears are normal part of development
Most children experience fears at some time during their lives. In most cases these fears are a normal part of development.

Our Style policy set
The Log Cabin Democrat publishes engagement and wedding announcements free of charge.

African movement to be topic of luncheon in LR
"Legacies and Lunch," the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' monthly luncheon series, will present "From Menifee to Monrovia: The Back to Africa Movement in Arkansas, 1879-1896," at noon Wednesday at the main library in Little Rock.

Faulkner students participate in annual cotillion Holly Ball
The National League of Junior Cotillions held its annual Holly Ball on Dec. 10 at The Old Gin Special Events Center.

'Peacemaker' sessions to encourage affirmation of life's mysteries, moments
"The purpose of life is not to be rich and famous; it is to become a peacemaker."

Crash probe focuses on tapes
PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- As hopes for finding survivors dwindled, an ocean search of the Alaska Airlines crash site expanded today, and investigators obtained tapes made between pilots of Flight 261 and a maintenance crew in Seattle.

Investigators search for crash clues
OXNARD, Calif. -- Investigators trying to learn why an Alaska Airlines jet with 88 people plunged into the Pacific said today they have recovered four bodies and heard "pinging" from the ocean, apparently from the aircraft's flight recorders.

Trump tossed from Reform Party ballot in New York by state judge
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In a victory for supporters of Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, a state judge Monday removed developer Donald Trump from the party's presidential primary ballot in New York.

McCain wins big in New Hampshire; Gore edges out Bradley
Sen. John McCain opened the Southern front in his battle for the Republican presidential nomination today, boosted by the momentum of a startling landslide over George W. Bush in New Hampshire.

Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- With bitter cold and fresh snowfall as confirmation, part-time weatherman and full-time groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning and predicted six more weeks of winter.

Investigators believe arson cause of N.J. dorm blaze
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Investigators of the deadly Seton Hall University dormitory fire believe the blaze was deliberately set, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported today.

Computer problem sets back shuttle launch more than week
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA today delayed space shuttle Endeavour's launch by more than a week in order to replace a critical computer that malfunctioned during the final minutes of the countdown.

Scouts slam brakes on Pinewood Derby kit maker
CRANBURY, N.J. -- Just about every boy growing up in America has a Pinewood Derby story -- a tale of hours spent shaping, sanding and painting the miniature race car with dad, hoping it would clinch first-place after dozens of grueling heats.

Candidates await first primary decision
CONCORD, N.H. -- Presidential candidates gave their final pitches at polling places today as notoriously cantankerous New Hampshire voters began having their say. George W. Bush predicted "I'm going to win," while rival John McCain joked about a landslide victory in the tight GOP race.

Administration comes out against GOP marriage penalty tax plan
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is expressing strong opposition to a House Republican bill cutting taxes by $182 billion over 10 years for millions of married couples, saying it is too much, too soon.

Presidential candidates face challenges ahead
WASHINGTON -- The New Hampshire primary gave a big boost to th

Study shows AIDS risk of unprotected oral sex
SAN FRANCISCO -- Many gay men consider oral sex a safer alternative to intercourse, but a new study finds it carries a real risk of spreading AIDS.

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