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A Night to Remember

Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, a Pine Bluff native, speaks to the crowd during Thursday night’s Home Runs and Heroes dinner at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. The dinner raised funds for the completion of the Torii Hunter Baseball and Softball Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Event organizer Bill Jones announced at the dinner that Hunter would fund for the completion of the ballpark, which opened in 2011. (Pine Bluff Commercial/I.C. Murrell)

Mother afraid for son’s texting and driving

Q. My 17-year-old son texts while he is driving. I’ve asked him to stop several times, but he says he’s a good driver and nothing will happen to him. I’m really frightened, especially with the holiday traffic. Could you please explain why so many young people don’t think it’s a problem?