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Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Stores stocked for panic purchases


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Bruce Hill, dairy manager for Bill’s Fresh Market, stocks the refrigerated shelves with jugs of milk Wednesday morning at the store located on East Johnson Avenue.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — There's no need to panic — area stores still have all the ingredients for bread pudding and French toast.
When it comes to encouraging Northeast Arkansans to flock to area

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Red Wolves, Jags chase tourney berth


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s C.J. Foster scores against Texas-Arlington during a recent home game. The Red Wolves take on South Alabama tonight at the Convocation Center.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — There just isn't much slack left. While a few scenarios remain that could keep Arkansas State alive for the postseason, the best route to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament resides with the Red. . . more »

What's a scratch golfer's handicap?

Who won a record six PGA Player of the Year Awards-Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer or Tom Watson?

What city was the Lakers in before going to Los Angeles?

How many national Olympic committees exist (Plus or minus five)?

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

What is the standard width between goal posts?

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


Senate votes to hold state exchange plans — A2
Suspect in Realtor's killing to represent self — A2
Anti-fluoridation proposal clogs in panel — A2
Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies — A3
U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force — A3
Panel backs changes to scholarships — A5
Judge won't lift stay in gay marriage lawsuit — A5
Senate panel OKs Planned Parenthood state funding cut — A5
Man accused of selling crack — A6
Jonesboro police warn of tax scam — A6
Committee subpoenas Clinton emails — A7
Freeman to abolish jail committee — A8
Missing woman found dead in overturned van — A8
Police: Sexual assault suspect violates order for no contact — A8
Nucor boosts center fundraising — A8
Storm could be last big snow — A9
'Kim Jong-Il Production' fascinates — A10

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

Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building — long known as Avery Fisher Hall — will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September, . . .

'The Girl on the Train' a hit for Paula Hawkins

LONDON (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins. Journeys spent staring out railway-carriage windows inspired the former journalist's first thriller, "The Girl on the Train," whose title character . . .


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