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NLR Sports Memorabilia Dealer John Rogers Sued for Missed Payment

NLR Sports Memorabilia Dealer John Rogers Sued for Missed Payment

A dispute over the $1.35 million acquisition of a treasure trove of historic Major League Baseball images recently took the field in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The heir and former keeper of the famed George Burke & George Brace Collection of photographic negatives sued North Little Rock businessman John Rogers and his Sports Card Plus Inc.
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Mara Leveritt Gets 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize

Arkansas writer Mara Leveritt is the recipient of the 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize. The Porter Prize is presented annually to an Arkansas writer who has accomplished a substantial and impressive body of work that merits enhanced recognition.
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Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire's enviable top-rated brands was irresistible.
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Look Before You Leap (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

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