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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2014. There are 14 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Officers seek pay answers

Keith Inman | The Sun
Tony Zaffarano, president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, addresses the Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday as about 45 Jonesboro officers stand behind him.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Police officers dominated the Jonesboro City Council's audience Tuesday as they sought changes in the city's pay plan.
Officers have problems with two issues, said Tony Zaffarano,

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Red Wolves collide with SEC’s Bulldogs

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Nouhoum Bocoum puts up a shot during the Red Wolves’ Dec. 6 home victory over Belhaven. ASU closes a three-game road swing tonight at Mississippi State.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — It's been a while since Arkansas State took on a Southeastern Conference opponent in men's basketball. Tonight's game at Mississippi State will be the Red Wolves' first against an SEC foe since the 2010-11 season, when the. . . more »

Who has the highest winning percentage as a coach in the NBA?

What's the only Grand Slam event Lee Trevino never won?

The Atlanta Hawks moved to Atlanta from what city?

What golfer won nine tournaments during her 1978 rookie year on the LPGA Tour?

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

Which of the following sports will not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? 1.Rugby 2.Taekwondo 3.Sailing 4.Squash 5.Golf 6.Badminton

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

What golfer had played 87 straight Grand Slam tournaments until a shoulder injury forded him to miss the 1996 British Open?

No immigration deal on the way, just division
Taliban assault on school leaves 141 dead
Ex-Marine wanted in killings commits suicide
Bush almost announces, 'exploring' candidacy
Islamic State recruiting broadly, not just fighters
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger
Family sues over fatal shooting at Ohio Walmart
Inmate's sex change overturned by federal court
German exchange student shooting goes to jury
Russian ruble sinks sharply despite rate hike
Sony hackers reference Sept. 11 in threats
Ex-employees sue Sony over hacked information
Vatican signals new tone on U.S. nuns

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

Bill Cosby's youngest daughter defends her embattled dad

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Camille Cosby released a statement in defense of her embattled husband, one of the comedian's four daughters is defending her father. Evin Cosby, 38, says Bill Cosby "is the FATHER you thought you knew" in a statement, . . .

Fixes planned for clinic that treated Joan Rivers

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal agency has accepted planned fixes at the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure. The comedienne died in September at age 81. The city's medical examiner found she died of . . .

December 2014