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Standing amid pallets of bottled water, suntan lotion and boxes of candies, Roy Tidwell says he is providing a service that can't be duplicated: shipping needed goods to dozens of charities at a low cost.

Latest Stories George Schroeder: Passion for hoops leads ex-NBA player Williamson into unlikely jobupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 14:02:00

CONWAY, Ark. -- They have trailed most of the way, but in the final 90 seconds there's suddenly a slim chance. Corliss Williamson stands a couple of feet from the opponent, a coiled bundle of potential energy. He wants more than anything to forcibly deny the inbound pass, to rip the basketball away and dunk it. Instead, he turns and shuffles in his sharp gray suit -- blue dress shirt, no tie -- a few steps back toward the home team's bench, and watches as visiting Stephen F. Austin escapes with an 11-point win.

Little Rock 9 return to Central Highupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 07:02:00

The group of nine blacks who were the first to be integrated into Little Rock Central High School return after 30 years.

Man pleads guilty to recruiting center killing, gets lifeupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:59:00

A man accused of shooting two soldiers at a military recruiting center in 2009 pleaded guilty Monday to the crime and received a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Why did so many birds die?updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:16:00

Scientists try to determine why thousands of birds died on New Year's Eve. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Report gives answers to mass bird deaths in Arkansasupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:16:00

The mass deaths of thousands of red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas was caused by "blunt force trauma," according to a new report by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Falling birds likely died from massive traumaupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 18:33:00

The thousands of birds that fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve in Arkansas likely died from massive trauma, according to a preliminary report released Monday.

It's raining birdsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 18:33:00

It's raining birds - dead ones. CNN's Jeanne Moos has conspiracy theories on why birds fell out of the sky.

'Little Rock Nine' Jefferson Thomas diesupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 11:30:00

In a 1999 interview Jefferson Thomas reflects on his experience as one of the famous "Little Rock 9".

Sister: 'Little Rock Nine' member's mission was education for allupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 11:30:00

Jefferson Thomas was risking his well-being by leaving an African-American school for Little Rock's all-white Central High School with eight other students in 1957.

'Little Rock Nine' member Jefferson Thomas dead at 67updated: Mon Sep 06 2010 19:02:00

Jefferson Thomas, one of the so-called "Little Rock Nine," the nine students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, has died, according to Carlotta Walls LaNier, president of the group's foundation. He was 67. 19th Duggar Baby Finally at Home with Familyupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 10:11:00

After fighting for her life, little Josie is healthy enough to live with her many siblings Josie Duggar Back in Hospitalupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 19:28:00

Fortifiers in her mother's milk led to problems and fluctuating vital signs Baby Josie Duggar's 18 Siblings Getting to Know Her Onscreenupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 23:49:00

Each night, the family watches incubator footage of Josie recorded on Jim Bob's phone

CNNMoney: Scrapped auto dealers file flood of appealsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 11:52:00

More than half of the auto dealers cut by General Motors and Chrysler last year plan to take their case to arbitration and attempt to regain their franchise. Littlest Duggar Still in Intensive Careupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 08:09:00

The TV family is moving to a friend's house closer to the hospital to share Christmas with their baby

Jury being picked in case of slain Arkansas television anchorupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 17:06:00

Jury selection was under way for a second day Tuesday in the trial of a man accused in the rape and beating death of an Arkansas television anchor a year ago.

TV anchor death trial to beginupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 17:06:00

A murder trial is set to begin for the alleged killer of KATV personality Anne Pressly. In Session's Jack Ford has the details.

10 more airports tapped for baggage screening upgradesupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 17:52:00

Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Gas prices down 7 cents in past two weeksupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 16:30:00

Gasoline prices fell more than 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, despite a rise in crude oil prices, according to a survey published Sunday.

Holder pushes for hate-crimes law; GOP unpersuadedupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:29:00

Attorney General Eric Holder stepped up his call for the passage of federal hate crimes legislation Thursday, arguing that the federal government needs to take a stronger stand against criminal activity fueled by bias and bigotry.

Holder again urges stronger hate-crime legislationupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:59:00

Citing three recent fatal shootings fueled by hatred and simmering anger, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday a stepped-up effort to enforce civil rights protections, and he renewed his call for expanding hate-crimes laws.

Suspect was on FBI's radarupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 02:24:00

The alleged Little Rock killer spent time in Yemen and was on the FBI's radar. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Lawyer: Arkansas shooting suspect 'brainwashed'updated: Fri Jun 05 2009 02:24:00

The Tennessee man suspected in Monday's attack on a recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas, was brainwashed and tortured while imprisoned in Yemen, his lawyer said Thursday.

Obama 'saddened' by attack on recruitersupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 18:14:00

President Obama said Thursday that he was "deeply saddened" by the shootings at an Arkansas military recruiting station that left one soldier dead and another wounded.

Shooting suspect in courtupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 16:36:00

The man who opened fire at a military recruitment center, killing a U.S. soldier and another man enters a not guilty plea.

FBI: Arkansas suspect researched locations in U.S. citiesupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 16:36:00

A man charged in a fatal shooting at a Little Rock military recruiting center had searched the Internet regarding "different locations in several U.S. cities," the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.

Man pleads not guilty in deadly recruiting center shootingsupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 02:06:00

An Arkansas man suspected in a shooting that killed one soldier and wounded another at a Little Rock military recruiting center was angry over the treatment of Muslims, authorities said Tuesday.

Suspect arrested in Arkansas recruiting center shootingupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 20:17:00

An Arkansas man was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting at a Little Rock military recruiting center that killed one soldier and wounded another, authorities said.

Winter storm kills at least fiveupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 19:56:00

Winter weather was blamed for at least five traffic deaths as freezing rain and sleet blanketed areas from Texas to Kentucky on Tuesday.

FedEx plane crashupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 19:56:00

A FedEx cargo plane makes a crash landing a Texas airport. Both crew members were taken to the hospital.

CNNMoney: More than 11,500 job cuts announced Tuesdayupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 17:25:00

The job market continued to take a beating Tuesday, as six companies across several industries announced more than 11,500 job cuts Tuesday.

Back to Little Rock Centralupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 13:14:00

Students at a school where segregation was challenged see themselves as a microcosm of the nation.

Relive events that paved Obama's way to the White Houseupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 13:14:00

The world will be watching as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States of America. In anticipation of the inauguration, reporter John Zarrella, photojournalists Dominic Swann and Greg Kilday and I traveled to some of the landmark sites of the civil rights movement to reflect on events that helped shape this historic moment.

Little Rock Nine set foundation for Obama, students sayupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 09:43:00

Carlotta Walls LaNier points out the only two African-Americans in her senior class as she flips through her high school yearbook. She pauses when she sees the picture on a page dedicated to "Integration."

Suspect in anchorwoman's killing to be arraignedupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 11:21:00

The man accused in the brutal killing of Arkansas television anchor Anne Pressly will appear next Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, where he will enter a plea in the high-profile case.

Suspect arrested in TV anchor's slayingupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 09:48:00

A suspect was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the death of Little Rock, Arkansas, television news anchor Anne Pressly, police said. 4 Charged in Deadly Ark. Campus Shootingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 21:00:00

Four men were charged Tuesday with capital murder for the fatal shootings of two students and wounding of a third near a University of Central Arkansas dormitory

Shooting suspects in custodyupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 18:32:00

Central Arkansas campus police says two suspects are in custody.

Four charged in Arkansas campus shootingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 18:32:00

Two university students gunned down Sunday were unintended bystanders and not the targets of the people who opened fire at the University of Central Arkansas, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Shooting at Ark. University Kills 2, Wounds 1updated: Mon Oct 27 2008 05:00:00

A shooting at the University of Central Arkansas killed two people and wounded a third, police said. Arkansas Anchorwoman Dies After Beatingupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 02:00:00

An Arkansas television anchorwoman died Saturday, several days after she didn't answer her wake-up call and was found beaten in her home Scientist Warns Cash Woes 'Devastating' to Scienceupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 13:00:00

Famed scientist Richard Leakey warned that the worldwide credit crisis will be "just devastating" to scientific research in coming years, as endowment interest income drops and companies cut donations

Arkansas Democratic chairman killed in shootingupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 10:42:00

The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party died Wednesday, about four hours after a shooting at the party's headquarters, police said.

Witnesses describe shootingupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 10:42:00

Witnesses describe what they saw when a man shot the Arkansas Democratic Party chairman at the party headquarters. Arkansas Dem. Leader Shot, Killedupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 15:00:00

Police say the 49-year-old chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party has died hours after being shot by a gunman who burst into the state party headquarters in Little Rock

Storm leaves path of damageupdated: Sat May 03 2008 12:40:00

Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma that brought at least two tornadoes and massive hail caused some damage.

Seven killed in Arkansas stormsupdated: Sat May 03 2008 12:40:00

At least seven people, including three members of the same family, were killed Friday and at least 13 people were injured as severe weather swept through Arkansas, emergency officials said. Jim Trotter: You Don't Know Darrenupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 12:34:00

For the second time in a year and a half, Darren McFadden was in the news for being involved in a disturbance outside a Little Rock nightspot. One of his brothers was being escorted from Ernie Biggs' Piano Bar in the early-morning hours of Jan. 10 when a scuffle broke out. Darren didn't join the fray and was neither arrested nor cited, but according to the police report the Arkansas running back and two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up was briefly handcuffed because he was "agitated and . . . provoking aggressive behavior." Says Darren now, "You see your brother being choked. What are you supposed to do?"

FSB: Small biz makeover: Flooding the marketupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 14:46:00

Mark Sikes was selling $700,000 a year in stick-on labels to manufacturers all over the country. But one day it hit him that he could turn his label-brokering expertise into a whole new business: selling bottled water with a custom label plastered on the front.

Cars flipped, homes damagedupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 16:28:00

A tornado in Allegan County, Michigan left destroyed homes, flipped cars and toppled trees.

Twister caught on cameraupdated: Sat Apr 05 2008 18:30:00

A dashboard camera sees a tornado fly by.

Severe weather sweeps across Southeastupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 18:05:00

Strong winds and possible tornadoes roared across southern Mississippi on Friday, shredding roofs and slamming trees and power poles into homes and businesses.

Tornado leaves Little Rock like 'war zone'updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 13:14:00

At least one tornado ripped through central Arkansas Thursday evening, savaging a mobile home park and sending National Weather Service forecasters into a bunker as the storm roared overhead.

Arkansas tornado damageupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 13:14:00

A possible tornado touched down Thursday near Little Rock, Arkansas causing major damage. Tornado Hits Central Arkansasupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 08:00:00

The tornado storm contributed to traffic accidents when it passed through the metropolitan area of about 500,000 people

Hot spots for a new yearupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:37:00

Get that confetti ready, pop the cork, and pucker up to blow your own horn, because it's time once again to plan your New Year's bash. The possibilities are endless in the South, from watching fireworks to taking a cruise to hibernating in a fine hotel. Here are some excellent Southern selections for saluting the year's last day and the beginning of the next 365.

Civil rights anniversaryupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 02:16:00

A new documentary revisits Central High School in Little Rock, 50 years after desegregation. Affiliate KTHV has more.

Little Rock Nine mark 50th anniversaryupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 02:16:00

Fifty years after federal troops escorted Terrence Roberts and eight fellow black students into an all-white high school, he says the struggles over race and segregation still are unresolved.

CNNMoney: Selloff slows on Wall Streetupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 01:45:00

Stocks pared some losses but remained considerably lower Friday, continuing Thursday's steep selloff, as investors mulled more credit market woes and a jump in the price of oil.

Tonight's facts: Crime statisticsupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 18:07:00

These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. As of 2006, the murder rate was up by 6.7% in cities of a million or more. Some of the cities where that increase took place: • Phoenix • Miami • San Diego • Oakland, California • Corpus Christi, Texas • Grand Rapids, Michigan • Reno, Nevada • Little Rock, Arkansas Overall crime was up nationwide by 1.3% in 2006 Robberies rose 6% in 2006 Rapes dropped 2% in 2006 Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation Blindsided by Historyupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 15:35:00

This picture shouldn't be published. It belongs in a moldy scrapbook in some old man's attic. Its time is done. Its way of life is finished. Even the school these 42 white boys played for a half century ago did away with it. Took it down one day to paint a hallway in the early '90s, and then....

FSB: Small biz makeover: Flooding the marketupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 11:28:00

Mark Sikes was selling $700,000 a year in stick-on labels to manufacturers all over the country. But one day it hit him that he could turn his label-brokering expertise into a whole new business: s...

Money Magazine: The Answer Guyupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 00:01:00

Q I believe in buying and holding high-quality stocks. Nearly 60% of my portfolio is in mutual funds; the rest is split among 13 stocks, including Altria, Citigroup and GE. Is that too many? --Kevi...

Testing Tornado Mythsupdated: Sun Nov 06 2005 16:22:00

Since the 19th century, damage surveys have included reports of tornadoes moving entire houses while keeping them intact, driving pieces of straw into tree trunks in high-speed winds, and tearing asphalt pavement away from the road like an orange peel. The following facts can help distinguish between myth and reality concerning tornadoes.

FSB: A New Policy Pays Off Today--and Tomorrowupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

It's among a business owner's worst fears: an unexpected illness puts your company at risk, forcing the sale of assets or pushing a financial burden onto relatives or partners. A recent Harvard stu...

CNNMoney: I just can't saveupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 11:00:00

No matter what I do, I blow whatever money I have each month. I just can't seem to save. How can I teach myself to put something away for long-term goals rather than spending everything right now?

CNNMoney: Taxing advantageupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 13:39:00

I've always thought owning a home is a great investment for tax purposes, but I have yet to see the advantages. I've owned a home for five years now and pay between $6,000 and $7,500 a year in mortgage interest, but I don't seem to get much back at the end of the year. My refund is only about $200. Is owning a home worth it from a tax standpoint?

House votes to limit congressional gold medal awardsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 17:41:00

Concerned that the prestige of the congressional gold medal is being diluted because Congress is doling out too many of them too often, the House voted Wednesday to cap the number of medals approved each year at two and placed other restrictions on who can receive it.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 13:41:00

Musicians including Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand will perform at a concert to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province.

Eckford: Central High in 1957 'was not ... a normal environment'updated: Mon May 17 2004 11:21:00

Elizabeth Eckford recently sat down with CNN and recalled the events of the 1957-58 school year, when she and eight other African-American teenage students were chosen to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of that city's court-ordered directive to desegregate its schools.

Civil rights pioneer uses pain of past to send message todayupdated: Mon May 17 2004 10:54:00

Tucked away on the fourth floor of a building downtown, Elizabeth Eckford is busy tracking the daily progress of people on probation in her role as a public servant for the Pulaski County courts.

Achievement, not numbers, focus of district's desegregationupdated: Sat May 15 2004 19:14:00

As it becomes increasingly more segregated, Little Rock School District is also inching toward complete desegregation.

Today's battle in classrooms: Resegregationupdated: Sat May 15 2004 17:50:00

Two black and two white students sit around a table at Central High School and speak in glowing terms about the racial climate and quality of education at their school -- the only working school designated a National Historic Site.

Fortune: The Year Of Laying Cable Dangerously Two men from opposite worlds, both caught in the Clinton scandals, forge updated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

For a tycoon at the top of a crumbling country, James Riady was remarkably serene when he asked a reporter to join him in prayer. The setting was his 16-room mansion, the only structure on a man-ma...

Money Magazine: CAN I RETIRE AT 55 AND TAP MY IRA FOR A FEW YEARS-- TILL I GET SOCIAL SECURITY?updated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

Q. I'd like to retire in two years, when I'm 55, and draw $18,000 a year from my Individual Retirement Account to live on. But when I start collecting Social Security at 62 I won't need the IRA mon...


Herein is a potentially profitable tale of a wealthy Little Rock investor, legions of failed S&Ls and a 1989 government bailout that could be a hidden bonanza for shareholders in at least one of th...


Lately, some credit-card issuers have been making it tough for customers to dispute unauthorized charges on their bills. The Federal Trade Commission, for example, has recently filed a lawsuit agai...

Fortune: WHERE CLINTON'S TEAM STANDS Budget hawks and backers of business tax breaks got some big jobs. But so did activists eager to lauupdated: Mon Jan 11 1993 00:01:00

WE STILL CAN'T be sure exactly what Bill Clinton meant when he promised the country change. But at least we now know who his change agents will be. His choices point to an Administration that will ...

Money Magazine: Safe homeowners insurers; curing holiday debt hangovers; college aid tips; the queen's tax bill UNLIKE BUSH, CLINTON FACES STIFFupdated: Fri Jan 01 1993 00:01:00

Once Bill Clinton moves from the Governor's mansion in Little Rock to the White House in Washington, which jurisdiction will tax his $200,000 salary? Well, here we go again. Like President Bush wit...

Money Magazine: How Hillary Manages the Clintons' Money How do you build a $700,000 net worth when you earn only $35,000? Bill Clinton knows: Liupdated: Wed Jul 01 1992 00:01:00

At the moment later this month when, barring a disaster, Bill Clinton gets formally crowned as the Democratic presidential nominee, Madison Square Garden will erupt into the predictable, exuberant,...

Fortune: A word from the government, the great mustache mystery, Bugsy meets Benito, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

LITTLE ROCK -- American Civil Liberties Union lawyers ((will)) represent a Ku Klux Klan group seeking to participate in a state Adopt-A-Highway anti-litter program . . . Members of the Knights of t...

Money Magazine: WHAT TAX FLUBS CAN TEACH US updated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00

If it were not so sad, it would be absolutely hilarious! I refer to your March article ''The Pros Flub Our Tax Test (Again!).'' These farcical results attained by a group of ''experts'' is surely a...

Fortune: OF BIBLES, BONDS, AND BILLIONS Those down-home Stephens boys made it big in Little Rock. Now they want to bust out and be the inupdated: Mon Feb 12 1990 00:01:00

DOWNTOWN Little Rock, Arkansas, a handful of office buildings scattered like poker chips at the feet of the Ozark Mountains, is an unlikely spot for the richest investment bank off Wall Street. But...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page FEBRUARY 12, 1990 VOL. 121, NO. 4 updated: Mon Feb 12 1990 00:01:00

MANAGING/Cover Story 44 ENVIRONMENTALISM: THE NEW CRUSADE It is expected to be not only the biggest business issue of the 1990s but a mainstream movement of massive worldwide force. Environmentalis...

Fortune: A QUIET SUPERSTAR RISES IN RETAILING Maybe you've never heard of Dillard's. Like Wal-Mart, it is family-run, highly computerizedupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

ABOUT 240 MILES southeast of Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Sam Walton and his Wal-Mart empire, is a lesser-known department store chain called Dillard's. < You may not be familiar with the $2.7-bi...

Fortune: COMING: COOL CANS / Two companies vie to market self-chilling beverage cans.updated: Mon May 12 1986 00:01:00

BEVERAGES HAVE COME in cans for more than 50 years, but in all that time the only major improvement in consumer convenience has been the pop-top, introduced in 1962. If the industry can digest a bi...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK Finding Riches in Unfamiliar Hauntsupdated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

The dizzying records of Omaha-based Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire- Hathaway, and John Templeton, the mutual fund manager who resides in the Bahamas, prove that you needn't hobnob on Wall St...

Fortune: DOWN-HOME RETAILERS ON THE MOVE For sizzling earnings growth, say Wall Street analysts, ignore the big chains in favor of regionupdated: Mon Apr 15 1985 00:01:00

Investors have been cool toward most big retail firms since mid-1984, and the standoffish attitude understandably persists. In a disappointing Christmas season, most stores were caught with invento...

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