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Today in History

Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a "Washateria") was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four

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Public Affairs Calendar

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$500,000 bond set for OB-GYN

Rob Holt | The Sun
Dr. Paul Becton Jr. (left), an obstetrician-gynecologist of Paragould, is escorted by a Greene County sheriff's deputy from the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould on Thursday after a probable cause hearing.

By Michael Wilkey, Sun Staff Writer, mwilkey@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — A doctor accused of photographing one of his female patients while she was undressed appeared Thursday before a judge for a probable cause hearing.
A $500,000 bond was set for

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A-State signs junior college forward

Rob Holt | The Sun
Arkansas State head coach John Brady draws up a play during a game against Texas-Arlington at the Convocation Center. The Red Wolves signed forward Anthony Livingston of San Jacinto (Texas) College on Wednesday.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State added a piece of its front line for the 2014-15 basketball season on the first day of the spring signing period. San Jacinto College's Anthony Livingston followed through on a. . . more »

Who did the New York Giants beat by a point in the closest Super Bowl ever?

Who holds the record for most career field goals?

Who won a record six PGA Player of the Year Awards-Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer or Tom Watson?

Which team won 3 Superbowls in the 1990's?

How many rounds must a golfer have have played to be eligible for a handicap?

In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?

Which 2 teams played in the first televised game on October 22, 1939?

Who was the NBA leader in rebounds per game during the 2009-10 season?

Large pipe traps girl in ditch under water
Federal team investigates fatal blast
Gay marriage ban dispute heard
Group to mark battle anniversary
Court affirms murder conviction for man
Wal-Mart CEO gives $1 million to UA
Blackwater guard case in jeopardy
911 calls capture chaos after crash
Police arrest armed man after 3 days of threats
Capital murder case continued until September
Workshop aimed autism disorder awareness
Man charged in storage explosion
Miss NEA Pageant set
Chelsea Clinton expecting first child
Obama skeptical on Russia
President defending health law
Police enlist FBI to help in baby death case

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

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to . . .

Program featuring Hank Williams found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles . . .

April 2014