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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

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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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 »

How old was Linford Christie when he won gold for the 100m in Barcelona (a record age)?

What Japanese golfer is the only player to have won events on the PGA tour, Senior Tour, Japanese, European, and Australian Tours?

Where does the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race occur?

What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?

Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?

What did a Buffalo fan hit Chuck Foreman in the eye with during a game, ending his chance of winning the NFC rushing title in 1975?

What is the longest NASCAR oval track?

In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?

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 . . .

October 2014