July 24th, 2013
As I read more and more about the most recent scandal involving Biogenesis and Major League Baseball, a simple saying comes to mind â€” â€śNow this is why we canâ€™t have nice things.â€ť
Scandals and baseball are nothing new. In fact, the most underhanded scandal in baseball history happened almost 100 years ago with the Black Sox.
When you factor in the Pete Rose gambling problem and the steroid era of the late 1990s through now, itâ€™s hard to believe we can still get worked up over misdeeds performed by professional baseball players.
But here we are, embroiled in yet another scandal.
Jerry Lee â€śPaâ€ť Bell, Sr., age 94, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at his home.
Dorothy Berry Bussey, 94 of Charleston, SC formerly of Camden, AR passed away Friday, July 19, 2013.
John R. Stringer, Sr. (Rickey) passed away at his home on July 20, 2013 after a long battle with heart and lung disease.
Carol Lynn Allen, age 66, of Malvern passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Quapaw Health and Rehab in Hot Springs.
Wanda Butler Morehead, 57, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Bessie Patrick, age 79, of Malvern passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.
All who brought in photos to the Malvern Daily Record office at 219 Locust Street, may pick them up anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For years I have been beating the drum saying that college athletes should receive some sort of compensations for their work (not to mention the obscene amount of money they help bring to their university).
The comeback to that argument is the old stand-by of â€śbut they get a free education!â€ť And that would be a valid retort, if not for the fact that most universities lose nothing by giving out a scholarship and often give away truckloads per year.
For the full story, see Tuesday's Malvern Daily Record.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.
An environmental consulting firm submitted a final remedy work plan to the state environmental agency this week on behalf of Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp.
The plan, which calls for chemical oxidant injections and continued monitoring, comes decades after Whirlpool ceased using trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the Fort Smith site.