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  • Fort Smith woman, 80, keeps active lifestyle

    Born in Fort Smith, Mary Lou Pointon helped reinvent what later became the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, then traveled the globe teaching for decades before returning home, where she remains active at 80.


  • ** FILE ** Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at federal court in Chicago on Thursday, May 26, 2011, before taking the stand in his second corruption trial. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Blagojevich gets more concise on cross-examination

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offered more short answers Tuesday in his seventh day of testimony at his corruption retrial, seeming to heed repeated requests from the judge and prosecutors to stop giving chatty answers to "yes or no" questions.


  • ** FILE ** Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at federal court in Chicago on Thursday, May 26, 2011, before taking the stand in his second corruption trial. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Blagojevich denies shaking down road builder

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told jurors Tuesday during his third day on the witness stand that he never tried to shake down a politically connected road builder for $500,000 in campaign cash.


  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive Tuesday at the Federal Court building in Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Blagojevich guilty on just 1 count; feds vow retrial

    A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.


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