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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 1, 1865, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman began the Carolinas Campaign as they

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Native of Jonesboro enjoys falconry

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Heath Garner holds his juvenile goshawk, Dex, on Wednesday afternoon. The Jonesboro resident was introduced to the sport of falconry at age 17.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A wounded owl introduced Heath Garner to falconry.
Garner was 17 years old and squirrel hunting with a friend when he found the wounded owl. A "raptor nut," he said he discovered

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A-State goes cold, falls at Georgia State 74-43

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Arkansas State basketball coach John Brady speaks to his team during a game at Louisiana-Lafayette on Jan. 22. The Red Wolves fell on the road to Georgia Southern 74-43 Saturday.

ATLANTA, Ga. — Arkansas State just couldn't make enough shots on Saturday. Georgia State held A-State to 20 percent shooting from the floor and defeated the Red Wolves 74-43 at the GSU Sports Arena. With the loss, A-State drops to 9-12 on the season. . . more »

What is the most points scored in an NBA game and by what team?

In what year did the NFL adopt the sudden-death overtime period? A. 1954 B. 1964 C. 1974 D. 1984

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

What is the standard width between goal posts?

What is the shortest NASCAR oval track?

Which racket sport made its Olympic debut in 1992?

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's the only Grand Slam event Lee Trevino never won?

Video: Islamic State beheads Japanese journalist A3
Obama's budget sets up battle with GOP A3
Brown: Farm Bill deadlines approach A6
Research team leader of birth control pill dies A7
DeLay: Charges hurt Perry's hopes A7
Sand, peanuts, truck stop to help drive jobs A8
Program encourages health for teens A8
New Main Street chief adds energy A8
ASU goes cold, falls at Georgia State 74-43 B1
Gamble, A-State run past GSU 61-47 B1
Seahawks 1 win away from Super feat B1

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

Val Kilmer undergoing tests for a tumor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative. Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are "encouraged by his progress" and . . .

Cumberbatch, others urge UK to pardon gay men

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday in the . . .

February 2015