Healthbytes - Getting ready for surgery

As a surgeon, I live in the operating suite. I have an expectation for what any day may be like given the procedures that I have scheduled. However, I was wondering the other day, do my patients really know what to expect on the day of surgery?

Five Things to Do This Weekend

1. The big movies opening this week are “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” a PG-13 entry into this long-running franchise, again starring Tom Cruise; and “Vacation,” an R comedy in the National Lampoon franchise, this time starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

Riot raises questions of jailer pay, understaffing

A detainee riot Wednesday night at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center adds urgency to the issues of jail overcrowding and a lack of adequate staffing in the jail, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman and the chairman of the Jefferson County Quorum Court Public Safety/Emergency Services Committee.

Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour (Monkevis Edwards) and Mushnik (Martin Carty) check out a strange little plant called Audrey II during the musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas production will continue Friday and Saturday. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are priced between $20 and $24 and can be ordered from www.asc701.org or by calling 870-536-3375. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson)

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Healthbytes - Getting ready for surgery

As a surgeon, I live in the operating suite. I have an expectation for what any day may be like given the procedures that I have scheduled. However, I was wondering the other day, do my patients really know what to expect on the day of surgery?

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No 5-pound fish caught on Big Bass second day

A quick scan of the white board at Regional Park used to keep track of the top three fish caught during every hourly weigh-in at the Pine Bluff pool of this weekend’s Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza told the tale.

Through the use of my own sports machine …

On a summer night like tonight, when I was much younger, I was lucky enough to stay up past 10:30, just in time to watch “The George Michael Sports Machine.” It was basically a 30-minute national and world sports roundup hosted by the late Washington, D.C., sportscaster — no, not the pop singer — designed for homes like mine that didn’t have access to “SportsCenter.” It aired Sunday nights from 1984-2007 in syndication.

Arkansas positional breakdown: Running backs

FAYETTEVILLE — The wait for football season is nearly over. With Arkansas football practice beginning Thursday, we’re taking a final look at what to expect before the games begin in September.

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Panel to host school board forum

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter’s Connection Committee, will present a forum for school board candidates at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.

Girls State delegate to speak at Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff will meet at noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The speaker will be Nala Shepherd, a 2015 Arkansas Girls State delegate sponsored by Kiwanis.

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