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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley, as students spontaneously protested

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Pizza Ranch teaches students how favorite foods get from farm to table


Christi Crawford | The Sun
Brodie Bowers, a Valley View second grader in Angie Mason’s class, milks Farm Bureau’s fake cow Tuesday at Pizza Ranch. The event hosted by Farm Credit Midsouth at Allen Park centered around teching children how a pizza gets from the farm to the cardboard box.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — It wasn't until the 10th student raised his hand and said that pizza comes from farms that 210 Valley View second graders began to realize that agriculture is

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ULM adjusts without Browning


Gerald Herbert | AP
Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Pete Thomas passes under pressure during the Warhawks’ Sept. 13 game at LSU.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — It's been four years since someone other than Kolton Browning was the starting quarterback at Louisiana-Monroe. This season, the Warhawks are adapting to life without Browning and so far it's. . . more »

The first disabled athlete to compete in the Olympic Games was American George Eyser in 1904, he had one artificial leg. In which event did he compete?

How many of the five Dallas teams Tom Landry took to Super Bowls were victorious?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

Which speedway was built in 2001?

Who became the youngest and oldest player to win the Masters, in 1963 and 1986?

As of Superbowl XLIV (Feb 2010), what 4 NFL teams have never played in a Superbowl?

Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?

What's a golfer said to have if he is entitled to tee off first?


Okla. man charged with murder in beheading
Realtor's body found; man pleads not guilty
Secret Service chief on hot seat after breach
Kurdish fighters claim advances in Iraq
Standard & Poor's 500 down for September
School spending by affluent widens gap
Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix cars
Leader in Hong Kong won't meet protesters
Chinese government cuts off protest news
Police find pipe bombs in woods in manhunt
California governor signs gun restriction law
Forensic link at center of missing student case
Jeb Bush campaigns for Hutchinson in Ark.

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

Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends. In a statement released . . .

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

SYDNEY (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple . . .


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