January 21, 1999
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Law Professor Ray Guzman is in full "Paper Chase" mode. His lecture on the rules of evidence is clipping along, he is surprising students with sudden questions -- "Miss Doherty, how would you rule?" -- and he's jumping from case to case to illuminate the finer points of admissibility.Guzman is training the next generation of lawyers with this time-honored, doze-off-and-die method, much as he's done almost continuously since the 1960s here at the University of Arkansas Law School.
December 3, 1995
Jeffrey Lynn, 86, who played a war buddy of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney in the film "Roaring Twenties," died Nov. 24 in Los Angeles. He made his debut in the 1938 film "Four Daughters," and later appeared in the 1939 hit "Roaring Twenties." He also appeared in "Yes, My Darling Daughter," and "Letter to Three Wives." On television, he had roles on the soap opera "Secret Storm" and in "Remington Steele" and "Barnaby Jones."Dr. John H. C. Ranson, 57, a surgeon at the New York University Medical Center who developed a widely used system for predicting the outcome of pancreatic disease, died Thursday at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.
April 1, 1994
There's the man from Fayetteville who couldn't afford to donate enough in order to qualify for basketball season tickets, so he enrolled four years ago at the University of Arkansas -- at age 26 -- to get into home games as a student.There's the woman from Springdale who started going to Arkansas games back in the 1940s with her husband. Though her husband died, and her eyesight is nearly gone, she still goes to games, listening from her 10th-row seat on a transistor radio.And there's the kid from Hope who left home for Yale and Oxford, returned to practice law and become governor, then left again to run the country and make a recent cover of Sports Illustrated, wearing his Arkansas basketball jacket.
March 28, 1994
DALLAS -- Understand this about the President of the United States: When it comes to University of Arkansas basketball, he is just shy of "Bill from Washington, hello. . . . "Just shy of a vein-popping, opinion-spewing, talk show get-a-lifer."President Clinton is a fan, a big, serious, rah-rah fan," Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson said yesterday. "He loves the Hogs."Your president, the First (Bubba) Fan.He is so enamored of Richardson's Razorbacks that he willingly blew the labor vote yesterday by standing and cheering from a midcourt seat as the Hogs advanced to the Final Four by holding off Michigan, 76-68, in the Midwest Regional final at Reunion Arena.
December 13, 1992
Ronald H. BrownSecretary of CommerceBorn: 1941, Washington, D.C.Educated: Middlebury College, B.A.; St. John's University School Law, J.D.Career: former deputy executive director, National Urban League; former chief counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; partner in the Washington law firm Patton, Boggs & Blow; chairman, Democratic National Committee.Reputation: A pragmatic, diplomatic man who can be hard-nosed. A skilled negotiator.Quote: "His approach is designed to get the job done." -- attorney Clifford Alexander.
December 8, 1992
Archbishop Spalding's Jeff Paxson has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Towson State University.A starter since his freshman year, Paxson enters his senior year with the Cavaliers with 73 career hits, including 23 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 56 RBI.As a junior last season, Paxson hit .422 and was selected to the All-MSA A Conference team and the Anne Arundel County Sun's All-County squad.At the time of his signing, Paxson was being recruited by the U. S. Naval Academy, Maryland, George Washington university and Princeton, as well as Wake Forest, the University of Arkansas and the University of Indiana.