Committee wanting crowd for final ACT session
More than 5,000 brochures were sent out last week to remind people of the "Last Hurrah" public visioning meeting of Action for Conway's Tomorrow.

75 years ago - (1924), A Conway citizen suggested that all automobile owners of Conway should contribute $1 a year to pay the salary of a watchman at the Oak Street crossing of the Missouri Pacific tracks. He maintained that it cost drivers more in gasoline to stop and start at the crossing each time as they approached the tracks.

Dr. Laura: Teaching children responsibility is the parents' duty
I'll tell you what's wrong with most kids. Their parents!

Dear Abby: Adults jumping to conclusions trip on misconception of teen
DEAR ABBY: I am a 16-year-old girl with wonderful parents and a great little sister who is 13. My mom just had a third child. My brother's name is "Nathan." He is 6 months old now and I don't think any baby could be more loved.

75 years ago - (1924), Priddy Westmoreland attended the largest banquet in the history of Chicago, given to visiting furniture men in the formal opening and dedication of the American Furniture Mart in Chicago. The banquet was held at the Hotel Drake.

Dear Abby: Hosts struggle to make drop-in guests drop out
DEAR ABBY: My family attends a local church, and we have made many friends within this congregation. However, there is one family in this congregation who wears out the welcome mat at our home, and I don't know how to handle it without making enemies.

AREF accepting loan applications
The Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund has announced that it is still accepting student loan applications for 1999-2000.

UCA to hold education lectures
The Exemplary Practices in Education lecture series will have four presentations this fall.

Keeler participates in learning program
Morgan Keeler of Conway was one of 271 specially selected junior high students nationwide who participated in the 15th Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.

Education Briefs
CONWAY NATIVE GETS DENTAL DEGREE -- Dr. Angie Royster Wardlaw received her doctor of dental surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Conway residents earn their degrees
Several students from Conway have earned degrees from out-of-town colleges and universities.

Hearing set to get input on possible closing of Ellen Smith Elementary
A public hearing to consider closing down Ellen Smith Elementary School will be held Thursday, Sept. 23.

Counting the kids' vote
For the cost of their students' opinions, the Conway School District is getting hundreds of new children's books.

Benchmark test scores up slightly in district
Following are the percentages of Conway School District fourth-graders who ranked at each level of the state benchmark exams in 1999 and 1998. The tests were given in the spring.

Student attends math program
Donna Chen of Conway was among 36 students from across Arkansas who attended "Mathematical Modeling -- Solutions to Real-World Problems."

Constitutional issues
There's the law, the government and the public. And it's not always easy to see how the three fit together. The public deals with the government in several ways. Through its elected officials, public schools and universities.

Beef dish great for busy cooks
Italian Beef and Potatoes With Peppers is an all-in-one meal, a perfect recipe for busy home cooks who also care about good nutrition. Using frozen or instant mashed potatoes and pre-sliced beef strips helps reduce preparation time to under half an hour.

Food for thought: Research is only a part of the puzzle
There was a time when only scientists read results of research studies, and the general public just wasn't in on the information. Now it seems we are bombarded with research information about what to eat, what not to eat, what causes disease and what prevents disease, etc.

Cookbook has recipes for any meal
Recipes found in the Twilight Optimist Club's cookbook, "Generations," can be used for any meal. The cookbook features "recipes I learned on my mother's knee," reads the cover of the soft-bound book.

Tortellini Salad with Ham makes easy and quick meal
Pasta is an ever-ready answer to the demand for a meal in minutes.

Cooking tradition: Optimist cookbook helps kids, satisfies appetites
Want a meal like you used to eat at Grandma's house? Take a look at the "Generations" cookbook published by the Twilight Optimist Club of Conway.

Fat-free dessert uses honey to satisfy craving
Take the guilt out of dessert with this light and refreshing Honey Lemon Tea Sorbet. It is fat-free and uses honey to satisfy the sweetness craving.

Try stuffed eggplant for tasty dish
Jack Bishop, author of "The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook" (Houghton Mifflin, $35) takes the Italian way with vegetables as his starting point for the book. The result is a versatile collection of "350 Essential Recipes for Inspired Everyday Eating."

Food is vital part of Jewish holidays
The holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are among the most important and most holy in the Jewish religion -- and the food served on these "Days of Awe" is a vital part of the celebration.

Golf update

Dying patients fighting for new drugs
The look on the oncologist's face after he read the CAT scan was enough to tell Larry Williamson his prognosis wasn't good.

Controls needed for Internet
My children, (daughter in eighth grade and son in the 11th grade) are in Conway schools. They both brought home policies and permission slips requesting parent signatures approving their use of the Internet at school. Toward the end of the permission slip, a phone number was given in case we had any questions concerning policies the Conway School District has adopted for student use of the Internet.

Preparations are needed for quake
"Experience is the best teacher." I prefer learning from others' experiences, especially concerning disasters. (In the '70s, I worked in Southeast Missouri as a soil scientist and firefighter. )

Greenbrier council OKs site plans, engages in 4th Street discussion
GREENBRIER -- The city council approved a pair of site plans and suggested a change in the zoning ordinance's setback requirements Tuesday, but the condition of Fourth Street sparked the most discussion among citizens.

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

Nuisance, curfew laws discussed in Holland
HOLLAND -- The town council continued discussion on two proposed ordinances Tuesday night, as well as changing its meeting schedule and setting guidelines for public comment.

Municipalities to meet tonight
Three municipal meetings across Faulkner County are scheduled for tonight.

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

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

Vilonia resident wins leadership award
Rachel Jones of Vilonia, a sophomore at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, won an award at the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference held in Chicago. The conf

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

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

Holiday arrests don't stuff jail
The Faulkner County Detention Center fared well through the Labor Day weekend, according to Sheriff Marty Montgomery, and police departments around the county reported few problems.

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

Military News
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb L. Coop, son of Rhonda Bletsh of Conway, recently participated in exercise "Phase Zero" in the waters off Puerto Rico while on a five-month South American deployment aboard the destroyer USS O'Bannon.

Welcome sight
Morning commuters were greeted by rain showers has they headed to work today. As of 7 a.m. Conway reported .4 inches of rain with small chances for more today.

Viacom, CBS executives pitch regulators on merger
WASHINGTON -- Media titans Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. are going to have to make their case to regulators if they want to complete a proposed $35.89 billion marriage with all of their possessions intact. Of particular concern is whether they'll have to sell off some television stations.<

Vitamin firms to settle lawsuit on price fixing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six giants of the vitamin industry have agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion to settle price-fixing claims outlined in an antitrust lawsuit, The Washington Post reported today.

CBS and Viacom to merge in biggest media deal ever
NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures and MTV, is buying CBS Corp. for $34.45 billion in stock in the biggest media marriage ever.



Layton Davie
Layton Davie, 90, of Bigelow died Friday (Sept. 3, 1999) at home.

Mrs. Reed
Mrs. Margaret Stell Reed, 92, of Conway, died Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999) at Salem Place Nursing Center.

Mrs. Davidson
Mrs. Dorothy L. McMahon Davidson, 76, of Conway died Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999) at St. Andrew's Place.

Mrs. Hanshaw
Mrs. Thelda Doyal Hanshaw, 83, of Vilonia died Monday (Sept. 6, 1999) at home.

Ms. Ollie Neale
Ms. Ollie Neale, 64, of Bigelow, mother of Anthony Neale of Conway, died Monday (Sept. 6, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Stephen Ray Smith
Stephen Ray Smith, 55, of Conway died today (Sept. 8, 1999) at home.

Paul Mitchell Crimm
Paul Mitchell "Mitch" Crimm, 38, of Cullman, Ala., brother of Marie A. Fisher of Conway, died Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999), at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss.

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:

Mona Charen: Going upscale online
I recently purchased a new computer and no longer have to bear the ignominy of wearing last year's fashions. Surely there is no greater contempt than the computer maven's contempt for out-of-date equipment. To phone up a technical-support line was to risk derision.

Cabin Window: Skyline Drive
The Conway Police Department recently released some numbers that should alert motorists traveling in northern Conway: Last year there were 223 traffic accidents along Skyline Drive between Old Morrilton Highway and Conway Towne Centre. Within this short stretch of highway lies the worst hot spots for traffic accidents in the city -- 102 accidents occurred at the Skyline Drive-Interstate 40 intersection alone.

Cabin Window: Service
Labor Day is in the past now, meaning most people consider summer to be over and cooler temperatures to, hopefully, be right around the corner. Labor Day is another one of those classic American holidays where most people couldn't tell you why it is observed. They don't know if it is to recognize working people or women in the late stages of pregnancy. (In case you were wondering, it's the former.)

Write your legislators
Your representatives in government need to hear from you. Your opinions are important. Here's where to write your state legislators:

Dennis Byrd: Knickrehm passes first test at DHS
Remember those warnings back in the ninth grade that carried through college (and beyond for some): "Your final grades will go on your permanent record!"

W.C. Jameson: Which Ten Commandments?
Some of us have been closely following the ongoing controversy concerning whether the Ten Commandments could or should be displayed in public places. The entire process has been kind of entertaining so far, mostly confusing, and somewhat revealing relative to what people think they know about the Ten Commandments. Surely Moses could not have envisioned such problems when he transported the tablets down the mountain.

Bible Study Fellowship courses for men, women start next week
Registration and introduction classes for Bible Study Fellowship's 1999-2000 study of the book of Romans will begin next week for the men's evening class in Morrilton and the women's day class in Conway.

College standings
Atlantic Coast Conference

St. Joseph begins season
St. Joseph has three returning starters from last year as it begins its volleyball season tonight at Clinton.

Hall cleared to practice
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- Defensive end Carlos Hall's suspension from the Arkansas football team was ended Tuesday by coach Houston Nutt, six days after Hall pleaded guilty to charges in two counties.

Two late goals by Little Rock's under-17 Storm girls Classic team broke open what had been a tight game, sending the improving Conway Rush to a 4-0 defeat.

Wildcat QB gets AP honor
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Harding Academy was comfortably in front of Central Arkansas Christian when the third quarter began. Then things fell apart.

Little: UA's best kicker ever?
Former University of Arkansas All-America kicker and NCAA record-holder Steve Little died in his sleep Monday morning at Little Rock.

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

The Harding Lady Bisons got 12 kills from Delana Keilers and 10 more from Laura Lejarzar to down the University of Central Arkansas volleyball action Tuesday night at the Farris Center.

Baseball update
Recent National League scores and standings.

Sun Devils romp past Texas Tech
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State played all the way to the end this time.

Sylvan Hills picked to upset LR Central
LITTLE ROCK -- Sylvan Hills got some people's attention last week -- this week the Bears have an opportunity to gain some more supporters.

Hendrix player on tourney team
Kendra Nelson of Hendrix College was named to the all-tournament team last weekend in the John Brown University Classic volleyball event at Siloam Springs.

Local area schedule and television highlights.

Bottom line: Drunk and stupid
The knee-jerk response is predictable: Never play the Colorado-Colorado State game at Mile High Stadium again! Finish the final year of the current contract by playing CSU's home game in Fort Collins! Never let this happen again!

Concussions may have long-term learning effects
Athletes who repeatedly sustain concussions during games and practice run the risk of a lifetime of reduced mental capacity, particularly if they already have a learning disability, according to new research published Wednesday.

Orville Henry: Hogs counter usual theories with bold play
When I learned football -- from the likes of John Barnhill, Bowden Wyatt, and Frank Broyles -- a Grade A performance was like one of grandma's afghans.

Hooten's Arkansas football:

Little: A great kicker, leader
FAYETTEVILLE -- Steve Little kicked so great that he kicked one of Arkansas' greatest kickers out of Arkansas.

Hill is placed on Brown unit
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Former University of Arkansas running back Madre Hill has re-signed with the Cleveland Browns as a member of the developmental squad.

'Gator' has bite for Bears
Jamel "Gator" McQueen may have spoiled a good situation with the University of Central Arkansas Bears.

Wal-Mart heirs buy Blues, Kiel
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune found a big bargain -- a price of $100 million to buy the St. Louis Blues and Kiel Center.

Carlos Hall: The right thing?
I'm afraid Houston Nutt made his decision weeks ago. Now, it appears the second-year head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks is going to allow sophomore defensive end Carlos Hall to play football this season.

Hogs sell out home contests
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- Every University of Arkansas football game at Fayetteville and Little Rock has been sold out for the first time since 1985, athletic department officials say.

No holiday for Porkers
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- While many Arkansans were enjoying the Labor Day holiday, Arkansas' football team was laboring on the practice field Monday.

Steve Little funeral set Thursday in LR
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Funeral services are scheduled Thursday for Steve Little, a former University of Arkansas kicker whose 67-yard field goal in 1977 tied an NCAA record.

Hendrix grad new UD coach
Kenny Jones, a former soccer standout at Hendrix College, is the new men's soccer coach at the University of Dallas, an NCAA Division III school at Irving, Texas..

JBU expected to be tougher for UCA team
The University of Central Arkansas men's soccer team passed its first test on the road last week, but it expects a little tougher one at home on Wednesday.

Baseball leaders

Arkansas now 15th in AP poll
Colorado's out, Colorado State's in.

James McAlister: Being prepared for the tears
The news of Joseph Bounds' drowning struck us with grief and hurt for his parents. He was their only child. On him hung so many hopes for the future.

Baseball update
Recent National League scores and standings.

Davenport's surging through Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lindsay Davenport is getting monotonous. Put her on the court, and two sets later she has another victory.

Bingo focus of probe in Lawrence County
WALNUT RIDGE (AP) -- Authorities say they are investigating bingo parlors that are operating in three Lawrence County communities.

New Medicaid money earmarked for staffing
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas will use an extra $60 million in Medicaid funding to increase staffing levels at nursing homes across the state, Gov. Mike Huckabee said today.

Whitewater investigation wrapping up
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Despite the grief the Whitewater investigation caused some Arkansans, Deputy Independent Counsel W. Hickman Ewing Jr. says the state will get long-term benefits from the $40 million probe.

Canoeist dies on Spring River
HARDY (AP) -- A canoeist with no life jacket and poor swimming skills drowned after his boat overturned on the Spring River, Sharp County authorities said.

Meth producers turn to cold-storage facilities for manufacturing ingredient
When Eric Doege ordered cameras to watch over the cold storage facility he manages at Springdale, Ark., he wanted them to protect his business from ammonia thefts like those pulled off at other shops in his neighborhood.

Pope's plea for murderers' lives new for state
LITTLE ROCK -- A letter from the pope asking that two inmates be spared the death penalty has put the state on new ground. How does the governor deal with a request for mercy when the inmates haven't asked for it themselves?

Mountaintop park undergoes renovations
PARIS (AP) -- The quiet at Arkansas' highest point has been interrupted -- slightly -- by the bustle of work crews starting a series of improvements at Mount Magazine State Park.

Man gets life without parole after guilty plea in 1976 slayings
RUSSELLVILLE (AP) -- A man long suspected in the slayings of three young girls in 1976 has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Lincoln looking for farm bill help
Sen. Blanche Lincoln says support for her proposed farm law will dictate when the bill comes up for consideration.

Abandoned children's parents waive extradition, are moved to Arkansas
FORREST CITY (AP) -- While St. Francis County authorities searched for the remains of one of their two children, a Memphis, Tenn., couple waived extradition and were transferred to Arkansas to face murder charges.

Two killed when vehicles collide
Two people were killed Tuesday night when a pickup truck was involved in a crash with two vans on U.S. 49 north of Jonesboro, state police said.

Commemorative stamp remembers Vietnam War
The Vietnam War, longest and most controversial war in U.S. history, is remembered on a 33-cent U.S. commemorative stamp.

Local Boy Scouts receive badges at summer camp
Several members of Boy Scout Troop 71 in Conway participated in the Boy Scouts of America summer camp at Cove Creek Scout Camp in Damascus.

Pork Chop the pig finds new home
WALDRON (AP) -- A pig slightly injured after falling from a truck on the interstate has found a home with a veterinarian here.

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.

Speaking class to be offered at Petit Jean
The Community Outreach Program at Petit Jean College will offer "Professional Speaking" on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 14 and concluding Oct. 12.

Our Clubs
Members of Altrusa International met Aug. 26 in the home of Ann Cantrell.

Therapy helping Conway man along after arm is reattached
The trouble with Conway's Jerry Surratt, a friend joked, is his unflagging positive attitude, his optimism.

Vilonia cheerleaders earn honors
Vilonia Senior High School cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleaders Association camp at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during the summer.

'Undies' come out in fashion
A woman soccer star strips to her sports bra at the moment of victory, and it barely causes a ripple. Unmentionables now seem quite mentionable.

There's a lot to look for in judging pearls
Maybe you've heard the one about biting into a pearl to find out if it's genuine. A more objective way of judging pearls is suggested by Perle Utopia, the South Seas pearl consortium.

Pine Bluff features Kramer artists
The Kramer School Artist Cooperative's exhibition is now open in the Kennedy Gallery at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff. The exhibit will remain through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Carnival clues
These are the clues that will be used at the scavenger hunt at the United Way's Carnival of Caring on Thursday in the park immediately south of City Hall.

Noted author to speak on Sept. 23 at Hendrix
Author and philosopher Robert Fulghum will share his words of wisdom during a lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in Staples Auditorium.

Dunking booth schedule
These are the times and the participants for the dunking booth at the United Way Carnival of Caring.

Lewis, despite illness, helps telethon have record-setting year for donations
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerry Lewis fought off double vision and headaches to host his annual Labor Day Telethon, singing "Sitting on Top of the World" but resting backstage much of the time before returning for Monday's finale.

Some time with dad
Emily Lock, 4, swings with her father, Todd, during an outing at Laurel Park on Tuesday afternoon. Emily made sure to try out several of the swings as well as other playground equipment in the park.

Hoping for a new 'Tiffani' network
Was it just four years ago that Disney opened its great big corporate yap and swallowed ABC, resulting in the biggest media merger then known in this or any other universe?

CCAA schedules family fair Saturday
The Conway Community Arts Association will sponsor its annual Bryan Hutchinson Family Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the park south of City Hall in downtown Conway.

Dionne Warwick's home in Rio is robbed
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Five men dressed as repairmen entered Dionne Warwick's home, tied-up her brother and housekeeper and stole thousands of dollars worth of goods.

Carnival of Caring aims to attract all ages
The United Way of Faulkner County kicks off its campaign 2000 Thursday with a Carnival of Caring in downtown Conway.

New year to see soft, practical clothes
PARIS -- As we head to the daunting millennial date of 2000, clothes from the fashion capital are rarely futuristic or shocking. But they are blessedly feminine, often appealing and even practical.

Hooten's Arkansas football
Class AAAAA, AA rankings

Hogs sell out home contests
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- Every University of Arkansas football game at Fayetteville and Little Rock has been sold out for the first time since 1985, athletic department officials say.

Hall cleared to practice
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- Defensive end Carlos Hall's suspension from the Arkansas football team was ended Tuesday by coach Houston Nutt, six days after Hall pleaded guilty to charges in two counties.

Little: A great kicker, leader
FAYETTEVILLE -- Steve Little kicked so great that he kicked one of Arkansas' greatest kickers out of Arkansas.

'Gator' has bite for Bears
Jamel "Gator" McQueen may have spoiled a good situation with the University of Central Arkansas Bears.

Seven killed in Iowa house explosion
RICHLAND, Iowa -- A powerful explosion destroyed a ranch-style house in this farming community, killing seven people and injuring six others who had gathered for a party.

Damage from storm estimated at $40 million in North Carolina
BUXTON, N.C. -- As drenching downpours from the remnants of Dennis streamed northward today, North Carolina assessed the impact of the former hurricane on the state's fragile coast.

Mayor, fellow jurors reject tenant's claim
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ended his jury service Tuesday by awarding nothing to a man who claimed he was scalded in the shower.

Young girl found chained to bed; mother, grandfather arrested
NORCO, Calif. -- To a malnourished 6-year-old girl, home was a bedroom with trash piled up to its ceiling and with feces that covered almost everything.

Man finds insurance company to cover medical pot
SAN FRANCISCO -- When 71-year-old Robert DeArkland discovered he had prostate cancer in addition to his sciatica and arthritis, he asked his psychiatrist to recommend marijuana to ease the pain.

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