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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Jonesboro considers lifestyle center plan

Keith Inman | The Sun
Mayor Harold Perrin looks over the layout of a potential community center that could be built on about 8 acres at 1504 E. Johnson Ave. Wednesday. The community lifestyle center would provide job training services, a meeting place and 24-hour day care center for residents of North Jonesboro, if funding can be obtained.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Land at 1504 E. Johnson Ave., originally intended for a new police station, could be used for a broader purpose, Mayor Harold Perrin said Wednesday.
The city recently opened a new

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A-State freshmen make immediate impact

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Running back Brandon Byner is among 14 true freshmen who have seen game action this season for Arkansas State.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State is getting a good glimpse of its future this season. While it wasn't new coach Blake Anderson's original intention, the Red Wolves have increasingly relied on freshmen. As Sun. . . more »

Who was the first tennis player from an Iron Curtin country to win the United States Open?

What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?

Who summed up a playoff loss to Jack Nicklaus at the 1991 U. S. Senior Open with "the Bear crushed the Mouse"?

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

What was the last team from the Eastern division to win the NBA title?

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

What was Miami quarterback Bob Griese the first NFL football player to wear in a game, in 1977?

Which NASCAR driver is featured in Jay-Z's music video, "Show Me What You Got"?

Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary
Mexico reports drug boss' capture
Girl missing for 12 years, mom found in Mexico
Clerk cancels attorney general candidate's voter registration
Escaped inmate's trial set
Secret Service director resigns
High court weighs gay marriage cases
Ebola-infected passenger sent home from ER
Oklahoma prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading
Police: Six guns reported stolen Tuesday
Women suspected of paraphernalia, drug possession
Bids OK'd for Poinsett road upgrades
Syria blasts at school kill dozens
Ukraine rebels close in on airport
U.S. student rallies support for protesters in Hong Kong
Baghdad car bomb kills 15
Wynne school fight leads to extra security
Area jobs picture keeps improving
A-State Faculty Senate weighs vaping, class size
Arkansas Outdoor School encourages hands-on learning
St. Elizabeth's Place earns Governor's Quality Award

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why. "This is not an appropriate place for babies," she said Tuesday night as she launched the tour for one of the season's most anticipated books, "Not That Kind of Girl," a . . .

Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

NEW YORK (AP) — John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger. That they're both dead doesn't really matter. Mellencamp believes in channeling, that other . . .

October 2014