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Today in History

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police

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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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June debris removed; July debris remains


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Rodney Hampton, a worker for Garland Enterprise, maintains the fire burning what is left of the debris from the June windstorm.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The private contractor completed debris removal from the June 5 windstorm and has left town. Now, city sanitation department crews are stepping up their efforts to pick up debris from

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A-State announces stadium expansion


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State University officials join Johnny Allison and Howl in displaying a check symbolic of the Allison familyís $5 million contribution for press box improvements at Centennial Bank Stadium. In addition to Howl, ASUís mascot, those present included (from left) Allison, ASU athletic director Terry Mohajir, ASU chancellor Tim Hudson and ASU system president Chuck Welch.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State is expanding Centennial Bank Stadium, and the Red Wolves' first game in the stadium once the work is complete will be against the University of Missouri. ASU announced the largest. . . more »

What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?

What is the shortest NASCAR oval track?

What nickname did NFL great Lance Alworth share with a Disney movie title character?

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

Which Summer Olympic Games was the first to be televised live?

Who was the NBA leader in rebounds per game during the 2009-10 season?

How many games did the longest Wimbledon men's singles match on record last?

Who won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in 2010?


Ukraine's coast battle heats up
Obama crafts excuse for immigration steps
Israeli premier, Hamas declare Gaza victory
Mother begs for journalist son's release from Syria
Missouri: New public safety director named
Defense rests in ex-governor corruption trial
Shiite rebels are warned over show of force
Police investigate multiple thefts
Jonesboro couple charged with felony theft by receiving
Shooting by girl stirs gun debate
Convictions overturned in Amish hair attacks
BIC sets 3rd meeting on millage proposal
Microlenders make impact
State labor force shrinks except here

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

Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that Fallon will . . .

Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in D.C.

NEW YORK (AP) — He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing. Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will take time out from filming the third season of the Netflix hit . . .


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