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Today in History

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Aspen Gardens residents return home

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Whitney Teague (left), Aspen Gardens property manager, poses with resident Alberta Thompson and her dog Daisy on Friday in the reopened apartment complex located at 1011 Rains St.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After nearly six months of staying with family, Alberta Thompson is glad to be home.
According to Whitney Teague, Aspen Gardens property manager, Thompson and other residents

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ULL defensive line concerns Red Wolves

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State running back Michael Gordon (34) runs behind offensive tackle Jemar Clark (79) during the Red Wolves’ victory over Louisiana-Monroe. ASU visits Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State believes establishing control at the line of scrimmage will be the key. But finding a way against Louisiana-Lafayette presents a challenge the Red Wolves haven't faced all. . . more »

Which racket sport made its Olympic debut in 1992?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

Which race is normally the start of the NASCAR season?

Who holds the record for most pass completions for his rookie season?

Who averaged the most points in a NBA game through a season and how many?

What golfer hit Ben Crenshaw in the head with his putter in 1986, forcing Crenshaw to head for the hospital?

How many football teams play in the Big Ten Conference?

Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC, police say
Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut senate race
Researchers helping bats fight white-nose
Health worker on cruise ship produces negative Ebola test
Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone
United Nations says Iraq has executed 60 in 2014
Clinton seeks to boost Arkansas Dems
Arkansas man helping township with genealogy
Police say 2 shot to death in Little Rock
Panic phone alerts police to assault and theft
CDC to revise Ebola protocol
Obama switches gears on Ebola
Coroner: 6 died of smoke inhalation
5 Kenya bomb suspects killed
Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

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

Nashville songwriter Craft dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. The Tennessean reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health." Craft penned the words to . . .

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he . . .

October 2014