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Ending position for battle rope slams with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Build strength with battle ropes

Apr 23, 2014 5:25pm

Every athlete has some weakness.

Whether it be speed, strength, flexibility, coordination or the ability to maintain proper movement mechanics throughout the course of exercise or sport....

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Movie Review - Opportunities missed in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Nov 08, 2013 10:00pm

“Thor” was half of a very good superhero movie.

Thrust into a civilization of Earthlings he couldn’t quite comprehend, Chris Hemsworth’s swaggering Asgardian made for some delightful god-of-...

Book Review - Holiday gift guide

Nov 08, 2013 5:49pm

Doesn’t it seem like your gift list grows each year?

One new member of the family by birth, three more by marriage. Two “adopted” kids who call you Mom or Dad just because. Friends who have...

Movie Review - ‘Last Vegas’ has more charm than commercials suggest

Nov 01, 2013 4:43pm

It’s being positioned as “The Hangover” for the stooped over.

A raucous “Cocoon” in a casino.

But “Last Vegas” isn’t that movie.

The comedy about boyhood friends in various...

Here is the T-shirts which will be given away as supplies last Saturday for people who participate in the 5K run.

Jacksonville Love 5K run set for Saturday

Oct 31, 2013 6:23am

The Jacksonville Peace, Love and Run 5K run is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m.

The Arkansas Special Olympics event is being coordinated by the Jacksonville City Police...

Book Review - ‘Dallas 1963’

Oct 28, 2013 3:36pm

Let’s say you want to stir up a little something.

Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation and Red Scare; and a...

Movie Review - Nothing is at all natural in ‘The Counselor,’ a sexually charged crime drama

Oct 26, 2013 6:01am

“You don’t think this is an odd thing to tell me?”

It’s a question posed by an attorney known only as The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) to Reiner (Javier Bardem), a flashy nightclub owner,...

Book Review - ‘Losing to Win’

Oct 21, 2013 6:00am

It’s always in the last place you looked.

You know how it is: you’ve lost something. You look beneath, above, in and out, corners and cabinets. You turn the house upside down, but no matter...

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Book Review - One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

Oct 14, 2013 6:01am

You always hated taking tests.

Prepared or not, your hands sweated when faced with a test, and your stomach felt shaky. Whatever you’d learned, it flew from your head the second you sat down...

Movie Review — ‘Captain Phillips’

Oct 10, 2013 4:30pm

Billy Crystal must have emerged from his hole and seen his shadow earlier this year, because it sure seems like we’re getting six more weeks of Oscar season.

The traditional rollout of...

Book Review — ‘One Summer: America 1927’ by Bill Bryson

Oct 07, 2013 2:17pm

Your summer wasn’t long enough.

For starters, May graduations spilled into June. There were reunions, a July vacation, cookouts in August, work and yard work, ball games, kids’ activities,...