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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine

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Public Affairs Calendar

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A-State officials begin to streamline services

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Kaeden Minton gets a handful of bubbles from his bubble snake maker, made from a plastic bottle with a sock and duct tape, during the mad scientist camp at A-State Continuing Education and Community Outreach on Friday.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has closed its Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) Center. Its services will now be offered elsewhere on campus.
"The university is

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A-State’s Anderson eager to start camp

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson offers encouragement during spring practice at Centennial Bank Stadium. ASUís first practice of fall camp will be held Thursday morning.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Blake Anderson is ready to watch his team make some mistakes. Arkansas State's first-year head football coach knows that sounds odd, but after spending so much time fine-tuning practice plans for. . . more »

In 2011 who held the record for the most starts at the Daytona 500?

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

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

In what year did the NFL require all teams to display the names of players on their jerseys?

In what year did the NFL adopt the sudden-death overtime period? A. 1954 B. 1964 C. 1974 D. 1984

Who was the NBA scoring leader in points per game in 2009-10?

Who was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces, grass and clay at Forest Hills and hardcourt at Flushing Meadows?

Who is the All time NBA assist leader and how many?

Israelis strike key symbols of Hamas rule
Senate confirms new VA secretary
U.S., Europe impose sanctions on Russia
Shelling adds to Ukraine's civilian death toll
Baxter official seeks jail uniform change
Search resumes for missing man and infant
Police chief wants retrial in Harrison court
Three Ark. counties eligible for storm aid
Stocks end lower ahead of economic data
Highway money at risk: Senate to vote
Escaping email: Vision or hallucination?
Study: 35 percent of Americans face debt
U.S. bars Kurdish oil from Texas port

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

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of . . .

Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot. Poised between dream-state and tough reality, it exposes timeless truths while remaining as current as the next . . .

July 2014