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Today in History

Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.
On this date:
In 1509,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Hotel revenue up; alcohol down


Rob Holt | The Sun
Vino’s Pizzeria 305 bartender Hunter Webb pours a draft beer Saturday afternoon at the Downtown Jonesboro restaurant. Revenue from the city’s 5 percent tax on alcoholic beverages showed a decline compared to March of 2013, according to reports compiled by City Accountant Michael Burroughs.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Revenue from the city's 3 percent tax on hotel occupancy tax was up in March, while the 5 percent tax on alcoholic beverages showed a decline compared to March 2013, according to

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Red Wolves rally to sweep ULM


Hannah Dolle | Special To The Sun
Arkansas State's Zach Maggio, #5, celebrates after scoring the game winning run against Louisiana-Monroe in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday at Tomlinson Stadium. Ty Michelotti drove Maggio in with a fielders choice capping off a four-run ninth inning comeback for the Red Wolves.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — It was no ordinary finish. Trailing almost the entire afternoon, Arkansas State scored seven runs without an extra-base hit over the final two innings, including a four-run rally in the bottom of the. . . more »

The first disabled athlete to compete in the Olympic Games was American George Eyser in 1904, he had one artificial leg. In which event did he compete?

Who scored the most points in a NBA game and how many?

Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?

Which track athlete won the gold medal in both the 200 and 400 metres in gold shoes at the 1996 Olympics?

Who is the All time NBA assist leader and how many?

What record-setting quarterback was the NFL's 82nd draft pick in 1979?

What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?

In 2011 who held the record for the most starts at the Daytona 500?


Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter
Investigation could complicate Perry's political prospects
Parents question use of brand names in testing
Nations trade blame for shootout
Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida camps
Transcript reveals SKorea ferry evacuation crippled by confusion
Separate attacks kill at least 12 in Iraq
8 killed in Finnish parachutist accident
Murder suspect in court today
ASU plans Earth Day celebration
Akers heading to court
Suspect sought in shocking case
Man rescues neglected horses
Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown' program
USGS reports several small earthquakes
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions
Miss America: Don't suspend teenager
Legendary prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a . . .

White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. The singer and guitarist called it the "world's . . .


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