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Today in History

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2016. There are 124 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles concluded their fourth American tour with their last public concert, held at Candlestick Park in San

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Public Affairs Calendar

Gosnell School Board, 7:30 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office, Strawberry campus.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.

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$5 million collected in ASU excellence fee

Sun file photo
Arkansas State University students Ashley Taylor (front) and Endsley Evans walk through the windy campus after getting out of class.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University junior Clayton Howard sees the benefit in students paying an academic excellence fee — a fee dedicated to increasing faculty salaries.
But, Howard, a

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ASU's Mack alters mentality in position change

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Blake Mack is learning a new position with his move from wide receiver to tight end.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Having played wide receiver all his life, Arkansas State's Blake Mack never really thought much about a stationary position, blocking or holding his ground. He was too busy racing down field,. . . more »

Justice of the peace charged with assault — A3
Billion-dollar paper mill recruited for state — A3
Trump stand-ins struggle to sell nominee — A5
Politicos spar over Clinton Foundation — A5
Italy probes negligence in quake toll — A5
Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurds in Syria — A5
Man accused of hitting pregnant woman — A6
Dallas protest leader faces 2 years in prison — A8
Can Clinton fix healthcare woes? — A8
New Jersey bridge scandal costs adding up — A8
Yellowstone wildfire smolders on — A9
German official: U.S. trade talks have failed — A10
Iraq continues Mosul push — A10
Nigeria president: Boko Haram leader wounded — A10
Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after remarks — A10

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

Osgood to end 22 years as 'Sunday Morning' host

NEW YORK (AP) — Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution: "This 'Sunday Morn' left us forlorn. Charlie Osgood's retiring as host. For 22 years, he's had no peers. Viewers love him from coast to coast." As a poem, this doesn't hold a . . .

Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella . . .

August 2016