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Today in History

Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2014. There are 37 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 24, 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Local farmers' soybeans find mixed uses

Special to The Sun
Marjorie Warner hand-pours soy wax into glass jars to create Southern Soy Scents candles at the company’s Marion-based headquarters.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — While we've seen an uptick in soy products available in local stores, the soybean has long been known as the "miracle bean" for its vast uses in everything from livestock feed

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Hogs may have turned the corner with latest win

Arkansas coach Brett Bielema (right) talks to officials in the second quarter of the Razorbacks' foo
David Quinn | AP photo

By KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer FAYETTEVILLE — Trey Flowers remembers what Arkansas was before the Bobby Petrino turmoil better than most, having been a freshman on the Razorbacks team that capped a two-year 21-5 stretch with a Cotton Bowl win to end. . . 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 stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

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

What is the longest NASCAR oval track?

What is the longest race that NASCAR permits?

Which NASCAR driver is featured in Jay-Z's music video, "Show Me What You Got"?

What NFL team has spent the longest time in the city of its founding?

Who holds the record for most career field goals?

Azalea wins 1st ever award, One Direction take 2
Former D.C. Mayor Barry dies at 78
Muslim clerics meet to counter extremists
Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury decision
Admiral denies counterfeit role
Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs
Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Mother who shot children dies from her injuries
JPD looks into weekend burglaries
One killed, dozens injured in bus crash
Police: Woman threatens boyfriend with knife
Hundreds attend memorial to honor Indiana aid worker
State's top schools to reap cash rewards
Bowl-eligible Razorbacks primed for Missouri clash
Rivalry week suggests dangers

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

Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of . . .

Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer. The 65-year-old piano man will surpass the record set by his former tour mate Elton John . . .

November 2014