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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near

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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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Students rally against drug abuse

Sunshine Crump | The Sun
Jonesboro International Studies Magnet School students march down Main Street on Tuesday at the fourth annual “Leave Your Mark” rally. Sponsored by Out of the Dark, the rally encouraged students to stay drug free.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As the MacArthur Junior High drumline warmed up Tuesday along Main Street, Valley View senior John Bridger said he was joining the rally against substance abuse to raise awareness

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Ragin Cajuns run over Red Wolves 55-40

Andrew Ferguson | Special To The Sun
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (center) carries the ball against Louisiana-Lafayette during Tuesday’s Sun Belt Conference game against the Ragin Cajuns. ULL beat ASU 55-40.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer LAFAYETTE, La.— The Sun Belt Conference's best defense couldn't stop Louisiana-Lafayette. Arkansas State made a mad-dash rally in the fourth quarter but fell short as ULL running backs Elijah McGuire and Alonzo. . . more »

What's a scratch golfer's handicap?

What was Miami quarterback Bob Griese the first NFL football player to wear in a game, in 1977?

What golfer hit Ben Crenshaw in the head with his putter in 1986, forcing Crenshaw to head for the hospital?

How many of the five Dallas teams Tom Landry took to Super Bowls were victorious?

What was the name of the Philadelphia 76ers before they came to Philadelphia?

Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?

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

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

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada attack
Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison
Assad pursues campaign against rebels
United States expands Ebola screenings
Jewish group shifts view on benefits for Nazis
New group to study police killing issues
Home where babies' bodies found demolished
Cadaver dog searches in suspected serial killings
Ark. parole board: Reviews need tougher rules
More than 24,000 vote early on first day
State unemployment drops to 6.2 percent
Woman gets 10 years for killing boyfriend
Cadaver dog work more accepted by cops

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

Police contacted actress before she was found dead

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Suburban Seattle police say they contacted actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained," several times before she was found dead in a ravine last week. Auburn police said . . .

'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last. In any case, ABC announced Tuesday that Walters will be back with yet another edition of the annual roundup. . . .

October 2014