Dear Abby: Dad kindles son's dislike of ex-wife's new flame
DEAR ABBY: I am recently divorced from my husband of 17 years. There is someone special in my life now, and my ex-husband is trying to cause problems where my kids are concerned. I have tried to talk to him about keeping his distorted thoughts and opinions about my boyfriend to himself; however, he can't seem to do it.

Today in history
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2002. There are 77 days left in the year.

Today in history
Today is Monday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2002. There are 78 days left in the year. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

From Centerville: Little Lyndon Blythe had the misfortune of falling off a mule Sunday, which bruised him up very badly. Several of the Centerville students, accompanied by two of their teachers, Miss Maude Blythe and Mr. Cleo Treadwell, went to Little Rock to the State Fair.

The "Muss Around" is the latest dance fad. The dance originated in New Orleans cafes. It is similar to the "Black Bottom" in that the dancer stands in one spot.

Dear Abby: Young adult now is grateful for parents who were strict
DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading the letter from "Teen Held Captive" who complained about her parents (especially her dad) being too strict.

All in the family
Mikie McClendon comes from a family that likes to cook.

Food for thought: Take control of lactose intolerance
It is estimated that 70 percent of the world's adults are lactose intolerant.

Conway cook shares recipes for special meal
Mikie McClendon prepared a special meal for visitors recent

Cheerful Givers offers thanks
The Cheerful Givers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came and supported us in our annual breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 12. Your support has enabled The Cheerful Givers to continue a ministry that was begun more than 10 years ago.

Wrong groups back Act 1
Think carefully before you vote. Initiated Act 1, Animal Cruelty, looks good on its face. A closer look at who is pushing this legislation and why is scary. "Citizens for a Humane Arkansas" receives 75 percent of its funding from two groups, The Humane Society of the U.S. and People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA.

Art should not be fined
My husband and I were both disheartened to read that a local artist is being cited and fined for his yard display.

Party politics is full of dirt
Lou Harris' letter of Oct. 8 was pretty strongly worded at the entire Democratic Party, seemingly at all levels.

Display in yard is not art
As a resident of "Old Conway," I read with interest of Gene Hatfield's "yard art" (Oct. 11). It reminded me of the classic children's story: "The Emperor's New Clothes.

Among the incidents reported recently to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office were the following:

Air National Guard recruits young people
Attention, young people -- the Air National Guard suggests you "fuel your future" by joining the highly decorated outfit.

Limited tickets remain for four political debates
Limited tickets remain for the Arkansas political debates to be held today through Thursday at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.

CAEC sets Advanced Excel course
The Conway Adult Education Center will offer hands-on, instructor-led training for Advanced Excel 2002.

Man killed by train
A 20-year-old University of Central Arkansas student was killed Sunday morning when his car was struck by a train.

Among the incidents reported recently to the Conway Police Department were the following:

Williams to seek seat on Conway Council
Mark E. Williams has announced he will seek the Ward 1, Position 1, alderman's slot on the Conway City Council in the Nov. 5 nonpartisan general election.

The Conway Fire Department recently responded to the following calls:

Jeremy D. Miller has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Going back in time
Jean Leffler shows St. Joseph Elementary student Luke Oxner how to write with a quill pen during a demonstration at the school Monday.

Gubernatorial candidates spar
Mike Huckabee defended his actions as governor and Jimmie Lou Fisher touted her education plan during a gubernatorial debate held Sunday at the University of Central Arkansas.

Leadership institute, AAUW host political forums this week
For political junkies in Faulkner County, this week is shaping up as a blockbuster with political forums and debates featuring local and statewide candidates.

After-school special
An after-school program in four Conway elementary schools has accomplished "amazing things" for students, the program coordinator said.

Senatorial showdown
Jockeying for a lead in the polls, the candidates for U.S. Senate criticized each other Monday for their stance on abortion and the use of negative ad campaigns. But both agreed marijuana should not be legalized for medicinal use.

Quitman to get insurance break
People living inside the city limits of Quitman could soon see a decrease in their homeowner's insurance, thanks to improvements by Quitman's volunteer fire department.

Tom Stuart scholarship applications being taken
Applications are now being accepted for the Tom Stuart Memorial Scholarship for seniors at Conway High School-West.

Real Estate Transfers
Real estate transfers recorded Tuesday, Sept. 3, by the Faulkner County assessor's office include:

Poll shows people not interested in investing in stock market
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Almost two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of investors, say it's a bad idea to make a substantial investment in the market, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time the market has dropped to its lowest levels in years

Wall Street shows slight gains after rally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors traded cautiously Monday, managing to give the market a third straight day of gains despite a weekend bomb attack in Indonesia that spooked overseas markets. :: Archives :: 10/15/02 :: Archives :: 10/14/02

Franklin P. Leonard
Franklin P. Leonard, 83, of Little Rock died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002).

Ann Hogan Liles
Ann Hogan Liles, 89, of Guy died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at her home.

Melba Norene Bennett
Melba Norene Bennett, 79, of Carlisle, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002).

Barron Leland Birdsong
Barron Leland Birdsong, 86, of Conway, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at his home.

Frances L. Collins
Frances L. Collins, 72, of Little Rock, mother of Melissa Collins of Conway, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002).

James L. McCauley
James L. McCauley, 66, of North Little Rock, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002).

Woodrow Jesse Chandler
Woodrow Jesse Chandler, 83, of Mayflower, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at a residence in Conway.

Clifton B. Brown
Clifton B. Brown, 84, of Conway, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Salem Place Nursing Center.

Mary Virginia 'Ginger' Sullivan Ellzey
Mary Virginia "Ginger" Sullivan Ellzey, age 58, of Greenbrier, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1944, in the Wabash Community, Ark.

Myrtle Elmore
Myrtle Elmore, 94, of Conway, passed away on Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Rodney Eugene Kaufman
Rodney Eugene Kaufman, 39, of Conway, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.

CabinWindow: Great success
When it comes to passing grades, the exceptional school districts in Faulkner County are making "A's" all the way across the board.

Dennis Byrd: Parts of politics not fun anymore
OK, here comes my version of walking 10 miles through the snow, uphill both ways, to and from school each day.

Sharon Randall: Waking up to warm memories
LANDRUM, S.C. -- Fall here is a time of revelation. As days grow shorter, summer's green leaves begin to lose chlorophyll until slowly, their true colors come shining through.

Mona Charen: Miss America shows her toughness
Erika Harold has dealt with worse bullies than these. Growing up in Urbana, Ill., she was harassed by fellow students to the point where her entire family felt under siege. A box of eggs was lobbed through her window, the electric line to the house was cut and, at one point, a number of students told her they were planning to pool their money so that they could buy a gun and shoot her.

John Brummett: Huckabee shows liberal side
News was made in Conway on Sunday afternoon. The Republican was the fiscally responsible one. Man bit dog.

CabinWindow: Still growing
The Conway School District could be looking at a reorganization of grades, and although the changes would require building a new facility, no millage increase is expected.

Among the incidents reported recently to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office were the following:

Among the incidents reported recently to the Conway Police Department were the following:

Wampus Cats rolling along; face major Friday test
After Friday's 35-0 shellacking of North Little Rock, Conway head coach Kenny Smith admits that finding trouble spots on his 6-0 team is getting difficult.

Late field goal carries Dolphins over Broncos
DENVER -- Olindo Mare kicked a 53-yard field goal with 6 seconds left to cap a thrilling finish as the Miami Dolphins beat the Denver Broncos 24-22 Sunday night.

McCollum's Column: Tightrope remains and no net
Lou Holtz probably offered the best explanation.

Hendrix wins 1st league match
Jesse Miller scored her fifth goal of the year on a one-on-one move to give Hendrix women their first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference soccer victory of the season, 1-0 over Rhodes last weekend at Memphis.

Oklahoma team routs UCA
No. 17 Central Oklahoma outshot UCA 28-3 and ran out to an easy 5-0 victory over the Bears on Saturday afternoon in women's soccer at Edmond, Okla.

UA's NCAA case still not over
LITTLE ROCK -- The NCAA Committee of Infractions wants to speak with Arkansas officials in person before settling acase involving allegations of improper payments by a former booster to Razorback players, university officials said Monday.

CHS ascends to No. 1 in poll
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Conway roared into the top spot in The Associated Press high school football poll this week, earning 13 of 14 first-place votes, after Springdale was upset by Russellville last week.

Bears looking to regroup after first loss
University of Central Arkansas coach Clint Conque minced no words Monday in relating the challenge confronting his football team this weekend.

Miami's Jay Fiedler out four weeks with broken thumb
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler will miss at least four weeks because of a broken right thumb.

Week makes difference for Nutt, Razorbacks
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas coach Houston Nutt's dreary plane trip was spent comforting a heart-broken team early last Sunday morning.

Conway wins another AAAAA-Central contest
Conway had no problems with Bryant as the Lady Cats defeated the Lady Hornets, 15-3, 15-7, 15-5, in AAAAA-Central volleyball action on Thursday.

Taliaferro wins Pigskin Picks
Ben Taliaferro of Conway correctly guessed 11 of 13 football games and won a drawing over the weekend to win the Log Cabin Democrat's Pigskin Picks contest.

Russellville QB rebounds, earns AP POW honors
LITTLE ROCK -- Russellville quarterback Landon Leach's up and down season hit its high point in a 48-33 victory over Springdale last Friday.

Bob Courtway edges Wolves
Bob Courtway Middle School improved its eighth-grade record to 5-1 Thursday with a 20-16 victory at Lake Hamilton.

Fall meeting set for YSAC
Youth Softball Association of Conway will hold its annual fall meeting at 7 tonight at the Conway High School East Campus cafeteria.

Arkansas State turns attention back to SBC
JONESBORO (AP) -- Mississippi gave Arkansas State a few things to work on Saturday if the Indians want to stay in the hunt for the Sun Belt Conference title.

With Bulger at helm, Rams get first victory of season
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis got its first victory of the season thanks to third-stringer Marc Bulger, who threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lift the Rams past previously unbeaten Oakland 28-13 Sunday.

Angels soar over Twins, head to World Series
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Once Adam Kennedy and Anaheim broke out their own Thunder Stix, there was no doubt -- the Angels were going to the World Series for the first time.

Conway 3rd in CC meet
Russellville got back at Conway for winning on its home turf by defeating the Wampus Cats at the Lake Hamilton Curly Wolve Cross Country Invitational held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

San Francisco needs one more NLCS win
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds strolled to the plate and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa never hesitated, putting four fingers in the air for an intentional walk.

Win from unheralded rookie shocks fans
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jamie McMurray said he was shocked when team owner Chip Ganassi told him he would replace injured Sterling Marlin for the last seven races of the season.

UCA grades: Southern Arkansas
QUARTERBACKS: Part of the difficulty was a great effort by the SAU secondary (one interception was a great defensive play); part was a series of dropped passes by receivers. Neither Zak Clark nor Henry Young could get in any rhythm. C.

Not in the Cards this year
SAN FRANCISCO -- At long last, Barry Bonds will get his chance.

Central Arkansas tries to recover from 'Rider stampede
After being dealt its first loss of the season, the University of Central Arkansas football team's chances at a Gulf South Conference championship and an NCAA Division II playoff appearance are at stake now more than ever.

Hendrix downs Rhodes
Micah DiPippa scored a goal in the 50th minute and Dean Berner made two great saves to lead Hendrix to its first men's soccer victory over Rhodes, 1-0, Saturday at Memphis.

Win gives Harding Bisons first-ever 6-0 start
Harding showed why it has one of the Gulf South Conference's most balanced teams in its 13-0 victory over West Georgia on Saturday.

Piniella open to leave
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners said Monday they are open to letting teams interview manager Lou Piniella and will release him from the final year of his contract if adequate compensation can be arranged.

CSMS keeps unbeaten mark
Carl Stuart Middle School's defense sparkled but the offense continued to sputter as the Kittens improved to 5-0 with a 10-0 victory over Bryant on Thursday in eighth-grade football action.

War looming, wary Iraqis vote on their leader
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The victory rallies are set and the tributes are ready. In an Iraqi yes-or-no vote on re-electing Saddam Hussein, the only cliffhanger in Tuesday's vote is whether the two-decade Iraqi leader will beat his last showing: 99.96 percent.

UCA men down Tampa
Despite playing the final 20 minutes a man down, the 19th-ranked University of Central Arkansas Bears downed defending NCAA Division II national champion Tampa 2-1 on Sunday in soccer at Tampa, Fla.

Brilliant fall colors expected in Arkansas this autumn
LITTLE ROCK -- Cool nights and sunny days forecast for the next week, along with good recent rainfall, should bring brilliant fall colors to Arkansas, tourism officials say.

Washington County stops Saturday early voting
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) -- As state and local officials continue to debate rule changes for early voting, Washington County has decided to not conduct early balloting on Saturdays.

Huckabee aide resigns after charge surfaces
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Mike Huckabee's legislative liaison, accused of threatening county officials over political activity, resigned Monday after it was disclosed that he once faced charges that he stole $15,000 from a former employer.

Changes sought for Highway 65 between Marshall and St. Joe
MARSHALL (AP) -- Local officials are asking the state Highway and Transportation Department to help make Highway 65 safer between Marshall and St. Joe.

Ghost of a chance for a haunting?
JONESBORO (AP) -- Is the E.C. "Took" Gathings federal building in Jonesboro haunted?

Deadline set today for Tyson hog offer decision
RUSSELLVILLE (AP) -- Swine farmers who say Tyson Foods is abandoning them by leaving the hog market face a Tuesday deadline on whether they will accept the company's offer to help pay to close the hog farms.

And it's even served on a stick
LITTLE ROCK -- In the South, where the four basic food groups are barbecued, baked, broiled and fried, tastes at state fairs have run the range from club-like turkey legs to giant potatoes to corn on a stick.

State education board members happy with benchmark test scores
LITTLE ROCK -- Members of the state Board of Education said Monday they were pleased with the latest scores from students' standardized tests, even if they were released two months later than usual.

Candidate forum set Thursday by AAUP
The Conway branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a legislative candidates' forum on Thursday at the Faulkner County Library.

Favorite childhood characters found in one book
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not unreasonable for adults to expect to breeze through the children's section of their local bookstore, pick up a kiddie title as a gift and make it to the mystery or nonfiction aisles without breaking their stride.

Old Conway group to meet Tuesday
The Old Conway Preservation Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Michelle Louden, 1702 Simms St.

Catering and special events showcase set at UCA
A Catering and Special Events Showcase and Reception will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

iPod is functional, elegant and now compatible with PC platform
As a PC kind of guy, I rarely suffer from Mac envy, but I'll admit turning green last year when Apple announced its iPod digital music player.

Mountains inspire new stamps
Stamps in the shape of mountains? Take a peak!

Log Cabin seeks stories for religion section
The Log Cabin Democrat is seeking story ideas for its Religion section.

World Food Day to be noted in Little Rock
World Food Day is Wednesday, Oct. 16.

New book for children features imperfect characters
NEW YORK (AP) -- Most children's books are filled with the cutest characters. Not "Don't Laugh at Me" (Tricycle Press).

Cancer patients offered program at fitness center
Cancer patients seeking to strengthen their bodies and minds are invited to take part in the Cancer Well-Fit Program, a collaborative effort between CARTI and the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, to be offered in Conway beginning Wednesday.

Conway Civic League will meet at noon at Conway Country Club. Hostesses will be Dale Castellaw, Beneva Farris, Jackie Guerin, Barbara Isom and Mary Jean Reynolds.

Mayflower homecoming planned for Friday
Mayflower High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday.

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Fish House, 116 S. Harkrider St.

Astronauts enjoy results of their handiwork
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the international space station got to see the results of their handiwork Sunday, with the rotation of brand new radiators.

Meat recall expanded to 27.4 million pounds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Wampler Foods recalled all cooked deli products made since May at a suburban plant and halted production because the meat is possibly contaminated with listeria, authorities said Sunday.

Air pollution spikes in California despite recent downturn
LOS ANGELES -- California has endured its worst air pollution season in several years, reversing what had been years of improvements to the state's air quality.

Quiet troop buildup continues in Gulf
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is preparing and positioning U.S. forces in ways that suggest they soon will be able to move swiftly against the Iraqi regime, although President Bush says war is neither imminent nor inevitable.

Bloomberg to sit out Columbus Day parade in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg marched with local officials in the Bronx on Sunday, a day before the city's main Columbus Day parade which he planned to sit out because organizers would not allow him to walk with two cast members from "The Sopranos.

Indonesia blames al-Qaida for bomb; U.S. citizens urged to flee
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's government, reeling from a bomb attack that killed at least 180 people, acknowledged for the first time Monday that al-Qaida is active on its soil -- setting the stage for a possible crackdown on extremists.

Bombings kindle new al-Qaida fears
BALI, Indonesia -- Terrified tourists tried Sunday to flee this island paradise that turned into an inferno, with the death toll from a pair of bombings climbing to 187 and fears growing that al-Qaida has taken its terror campaign to the world's largest Muslim country.

Consumers wary after meat recall
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dom Spatano, who runs a deli in the Reading Terminal Market downtown, said Monday he has changed what he puts in his kids' lunchboxes because of the biggest meat recall in U.S. history.

Coalition slow to take shape
WASHINGTON -- President Bush promises to be at the helm of a "vast coalition" against Iraq. Unlike his father's 31-nation force for the Persian Gulf War, however, it is a coalition slow to gather and lacking in marquee players.

Astronauts finish installing space station girder
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Making the third and final spacewalk of their mission, shuttle Atlantis' astronauts finished installing a $390 million girder on the international space station Monday.

Gas prices turn upward for first time in 6 months
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Retail gasoline prices jumped almost 3 cents during the past two weeks, the first major spike in prices in six months, an industry survey indicated.

Two killed when truck crashes in construction zone
ENFIELD, N.C. (AP) -- A truck slammed into a slow-moving line of cars in a construction zone Monday, injuring nine people and killing two, authorities said.

First lady opens second books festival
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Laura Bush invoked "the pure joy of the bookworm" on Saturday as she opened a weekend festival devoted to books, their writers and fellow book worms everywhere.

Plans to convert railroad line into trail opposed
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. (AP) -- Plans to convert a 29-mile stretch of abandoned railroad line in Missouri and Kansas into a recreational trail has created a tug-of-war between landowners and outdoor enthusiasts.

A year later, Enron a shadow of former self
HOUSTON -- A year after Enron Corp.'s public facade as a thriving global energy behemoth began to crumble, only hints of those heady days remain in the company's 50-story headquarters.

Woman shot in Virginia; police seek link to sniper
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- A woman was killed outside a Home Depot store Monday night, and police were trying to determine whether the shooting was related to the sniper spree responsible for eight deaths in the region in the past 12 days.

'Band of Brothers' author Ambrose dies at 66 of cancer
NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen E. Ambrose, a once-obscure history professor catapulted to prominence by his best-selling books that made aging World War II veterans hometown heroes again, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 66.

ImClone's Waksal to plead guilty
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sam Waksal, the founder and former CEO of ImClone Systems Inc. and a friend of Martha Stewart, was expected to plead guilty to multiple charges in the company's insider trading case, a law enforcement source told The Associated Press on Monday.

Investigators defend scanty release of information
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Investigators hunting an increasingly brazen sniper defended their meager release of information, saying Sunday they don't want the killer to know what they know.

Giuliani to advise mayor of Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will be paid $4.3 million dollars plus expenses for a one-year contract as a consultant advising Mexico City's mayor on how to reduce the crime rate here, local media reported Monday.

Statement credited to bin Laden hails attacks in Kuwait, Yemen
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A signed statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden claimed Monday that recent attacks in Yemen and Kuwait were designed to coincide with the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan and to send a "clear and strong message" to the world that his al-Qaida organization is still active.

Bush links al-Qaida, Iraq in terror fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush called attacks in Kuwait, Indonesia and Yemen part of a grim pattern of terror, and said Monday, "We've got a long way to go" to defeat Osama bin Laden's global network. But he said America can fight Iraq and al-Qaida simultaneously.

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