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Today in History

Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces

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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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School rallies for childhood cancer awareness


Sunshine Crump | The Sun
Fifth-grader Maddie Russell, a leukemia survivor, took center stage Thursday at the Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School kickoff for Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer
crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Though she was only 4 years old when her parents told her she'd been diagnosed with leukemia, Maddie Russell asked her dad if she was going to die.
"We were open with her,"

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Jonesboro's Coats living a dream


Cory Clark | The Sun
Jonesboro quarterback Carson Coats waited for his turn under center and is determined to make the most of his chance. Jonesboro hosts Batesville tonight at 7.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Carson Coats has been patiently waiting for his opportunity under center at Jonesboro High School. Two years ago as a sophomore, he backed up all-state quarterback D.J. Anderson. Last year, he moved to. . . more »

What is the shortest NASCAR oval track?

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

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

London hosts/hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. In which previous years have London hosted the games?

Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004?

What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?

Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?


Cotton defends farm vote in ad
Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project
Boozman, Pryor back plan on rebel aid
Transportation department worker hit, killed
Convicted murderer surrenders
Hotel revenue rallies, alcohol continues slump
Sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults killed
Search for Texas deputy to resume
Man shot, robbed of marijuana, police say
Suspect in stabbing shared victim's cell
4 joining hall of fame Sunday
Fall Writers' Retreat set at Piggot Museum
Scotland independence vote sees huge turnout
Militant gains show Kurds' plight
Senate backing rebel aid plans
Trooper ambush suspect 'most wanted'
Obama to discuss climate at UN

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

Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn'

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year. The 37-year-old actor, who's best known for his role as Spock on the 2009 J.J. . . .

Woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in . . .


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