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  1. Creighton history lecture: Schlosser to address America's nuclear arsenalRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 1 | Examiner.com

    ... "Command and Control," more than 600 pages, investigates, in depth, a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile site near Damascus, Ark., in which an explosion occurred although a nuclear detonation was avoided. Many other accidents are also described. ...

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  2. Simmons First Sues Mountain Pure for Defaulting on $16.5M in LoansRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 25 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    Stacks, who is also the CEO and principal owner of HomeBank of Arkansas, is facing 11 federal felony counts related to an SBA loan, which he received in 2009 after a tornado damaged his property at Damascus .

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  3. Stuck in a hole with a leaky nuclear missileRead the original story

    Monday Mar 24 | Free Republic

    On Sept. 18, 1980, at about 6:30 in the evening, Senior Airman David F. Powell and Airman Jeffrey L. Plumb walked into the silo at Launch Complex 374-7, a few miles north of Damascus, Arkansas.

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  4. Command and CombustRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2014 | CFR.org

    ... for accidents involving nuclear weapons. The last of these occurred in September 1980, at a U.S. Air Force base in Damascus, Arkansas. It started when a young technician performing routine maintenance on a Titan II missile housed in an underground ...

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  5. Southridge Village resident turns 99 on Valentines DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2014 | Log Cabin Democrat

    Dan Dipert, resident at Southridge Village Assisted Living of Conway, turned 99 years old this Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Dan was the owner and operator of Coffee Dan's restaurant in Damascus, Ark.

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  6. Lawsuit Makes Splash Against Mountain PureRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2014 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... counts related to an SBA disaster-related loan, which he received in 2009 after a tornado damaged his property at Damascus (Van Buren County). He has told Arkansas Business that the charges are "without merit." He has pleaded not guilty and his ...

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  7. Lawsuit Makes Splash Against Mountain PureRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2014 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... counts related to an SBA disaster-related loan, which he received in 2009 after a tornado damaged his property at Damascus (Van Buren County). He has told Arkansas Business that the charges are "without merit." He has pleaded not guilty and his ...

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  8. The threat of nuclear weapons has never really disappearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2014 | National Catholic Reporter

    An unarmed Minuteman II missile, deactivated after the Cold War, in its underground silo near Wall, S.D. COMMAND AND CONTROL: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THE DAMASCUS ACCIDENT, AND THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY By Eric Schlosser Published by The Penguin Press, $36 Back in the Reagan era, many of us read author Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth with hushed awe ... (more)

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  9. Yesterdays Dec. 30Read the original story

    Dec 28, 2013 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... Floyd; John Ferguson, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert L. Ferguson; Sam Mahan, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mahan of Damascus; Amos Palmer Jr., 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Palmer; and Bill Ferguson, 12. Young Palmer's deer was the largest with eight ...

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  10. Influential voices in food movement seek better worker wagesRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2013 | Free Republic

    ... a huge lib, but to his credit he wrote an excellent book (well researched too) about nuclear weapons safety and the Damascus Arkansas Atlas missile accident. Now what is interesting is that the "food luminaries" of the "food movement" have ...

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  11. Command and CombustRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2013 | Foreign Affairs

    Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety .

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  12. Federally indicted bank CEO responds to laundering and fraud allegationsRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2013 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... false pretenses with the claim he had more than $500,000 worth of Mountain Pure Water equipment at his farm in Damascus when a tornado touched down in the area in May 2008. Three counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering stem from ...

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  13. Dirty bombs: Luck, not diplomacy, has saved the world from a nuclear catastropheRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2013 | Real Change

    The night of Sept. 18, 1980, was a tense one near Damascus, Arkansas: Fuel was leaking from a nine-story-tall Titan, the U.S.'s largest intercontinental ballistic missile.

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  14. Endowed scholarship established at CBCRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2013 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... and Cheryl Stewart, the Halls' daughter and son-in-law. The Halls are longtime members of First Baptist Church of Damascus, and before his death in 2012, Cecil served for many years as the church treasurer and on the building committee. Carolyn is a ...

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  15. HomeBank of Arkansas CEO indicted on money laundering, fraudRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2013 | Log Cabin Democrat

    President and CEO of HomeBank of Arkansas, John B. Stacks, of Damascus, was indicted Wednesday by a Federal Grand Jury on 11 counts of money laundering and fraud relating to a small business loan he obtained in 2009, according to the Eastern District of Arkansas U.S. Attorney's office.

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  16. John Stacks, Banker and Owner of Mountain Pure Water, Indicted on 11 CountsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2013 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... to the Indictment, Stacks claimed he had over $500,000 worth of Mountain Pure Water equipment at his farm in Damascus, Arkansas. Stacks further alleged that this equipment was destroyed when a tornado touched down in the area in May 2008. The wire ...

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  17. Yesterdays Dec. 1Read the original story

    Nov 30, 2013 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... Saunders of Greenbrier recently won $1,000 in the Fifth Annual Holt's Timed Event held at the Mid State Arena in Damascus. Jacob Reynolds of Greenbrier finished in second place and Chad Harper finished third. Reynolds won the heeling event while ...

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  18. Learning to love LaylaRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2013 | Arkansas Times

    ... have put her down. A true professional, my veterinarian admitted being at wit's end. However, there was a vet in Damascus, Ark. who treated only cows. Perhaps Dr. Alvin Williams would have an idea. Williams asked me to read him the ingredients on ...

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  19. Mada Lee BlasingameRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2013 | The Beebe News

    Our loving mother, grandmother and sister, Mada Lee Blasingame passed away November 23, 2013, to join her heavenly loved ones.Born in Damascus, Arkansas to the late Dewey and Ivy Horton, on July 7, 1929.

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  20. Eric Schlosser burrows into one of the U.S.'s biggest nuclear threats: our own weaponsRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2013 | Boulder Weekly

    ... again and again about nuclear near disasters that had been kept from the public. And then he heard about the Damascus accident (see excerpt below), a chilling event that nearly unleashed a firestorm big enough to consume the state of Arkansas. As he ...

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