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Steve Stewart

5-year-old is an expert on pageants

Chloe Hazel is only 5, but she knows what she likes — and she likes pageant life. She had a great time helping Miss Point Mallard Jessica Headley from Hoover prepare for the Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant recently. She gave her stamp of approval to a black evening gown and then showed Jessica, a dancer, how to pose.

“Stand this way,” said Chloe, fresh from her recent dance recital.

“I know a lot of dance,” she told Patrice Stewart.

She knows a lot about pageants, too.

That’s because her grandmother, Beverly Walker, has been Miss Point Mallard director since 1992 and involved for about 26 years, and her mom, Tish Hazel, has assisted for most of her life.

Candid camera

A woman had second thoughts about the prospect of a photo of her and a male companion appearing in the newspaper, says Franklin Harris.

A Daily photographer snapped the shot at a park, and the woman called later in the day to ask that the paper not run it.

She said she has a boyfriend, who, as it happens, isn’t the man she was with at the park. She did ask, however, whether she could buy a copy of the photo.

She can.

Comrades in lawmaking

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, adds something new to his Senate office frequently, and often the items are reminders of places he visited, says M.J. Ellington.

One framed illustration from Harper’s Magazine reminds Arthur of how members of the Senate help each other. It’s a Civil War-era battle scene with a soldier bending to help wounded comrades.

“As we do battle, we take care of each other,” he said.

(Arthur was speaking before the notorious incident in the Senate last week when one senator punched another.)

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