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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2015. There are 30 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Catfish farmers applaud adoption of regulation

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Catfish farmers harvest fish near Pine Bluff in this submitted photo. Farmers also have significant stocks of the fish that is facing new safety regulations, near Newport, Paragould and Cash.

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The inspection process the U.S. catfish industry has finally been adopted, and it's about time, said Joey Lowery, a Jackson County catfish farmer and former president of Catfish

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Knighten, Taylor secure Sun Belt awards

Andres Leighton | AP
Arkansas State defensive back Blaise Taylor returns a punt during the second half of last Saturday’s game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. Taylor was named Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week in the Sun Belt Conference on Monday after producing 111 yards on punt returns, including a 73-yard return for a touchdown.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State was one honor shy of sweeping the Sun Belt Conference player of the week awards. ASU quarterback Fredi Knighten and return specialist Blaise Taylor were honored by the Sun Belt. . . more »

Hutchinson urges sentencing guidelines review — A5
Official: Restitution system needs overhaul — A5
Planned Parenthood shooter makes first appearance — A3
Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement — A2
Turkey won't apologize for downing jet — A3
Cameron sets Syria airstrikes debate — A3
Obama calls climate talks 'act of defiance' — A3
Cyber Monday sales still on top, but lose luster — A8
World leaders try to save earth from overheating — A9
Pink joins fight against malnutrition — A10

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

'Racing Extinction' sounds the alarm for vanishing species

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Discovery Channel's "Racing Extinction" debuts worldwide, the documentary's creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It's action they're after. Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove") says . . .

Pink joins UNICEF in fight to end child malnutrition

Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic food packets to children in need. The singer, whose given name is Alecia Moore, was named a . . .

December 2015