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Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, "Let's Dance," for Columbia Records in New York.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Crumbling bank property divided by 8


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
A worn side of what is commonly known as the old Citizens Bank Building faces Main Street offers a less than welcoming view of Downtown Jonesboro.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — No one person or entity owns the property at 100 W. Washington Ave., commonly known as the old Citizens Bank Building. There are eight.
In fact, even the parking lot is divided among

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Jonesboro running backs ready to roll


Cory Clark | The Sun
Jonesboro senior running backs Brian Mitchell (left) Darren Veasley (center) and Deavion Binion have all found success in the Hurricane backfield this year. Jonesboro hosts Searcy tonight for homecoming.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — With the Jonesboro passing game shredding the West Memphis defense a week ago in a 42-0 win, the Hurricane's stable of running backs will enter tonight's homecoming game against Searcy with fresh. . . more »

What Division 1-A football team's fans cheer for the Yellow Jackets?

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 stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

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

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

What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?

In 1985, the NFL adopted this limited method for coaches to "challenge" on field calls of play?

What tournament did Arnold Palmer say he would play in as long as he could walk?


Mayor: New York doctor has Ebola
Local sales tax revenue increases in August
State lottery revenue drops by $6.2 million
Clinton supports Cuomo; GOP foe claims momentum
Gay marriage to hit 2 courts
Lake City courthouse to host vets open house
Lepanto man accused of meth possession
Failures in oversight worsen UNC scandal
Police: Officers shoot hatchet-wielding suspect
Sharp differences appear in District 60 race
Suspect surrenders after media coverage
Counterfeit movie cash makes new appearance
Caraway fire dispatch system to be upgraded with new radios
Frontier adds Memphis flight
Ghost Hours Show, tour set for Saturday
Cop shot teen from behind, autopsy shows
IS earns $1 million per day from oil
EU reaches gas emissions deal
Airstrike toll in Syria tops 500
Canada gunman wanted passport for Mideast

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

Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show." Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits on Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles. Corden, . . .

Berry: Underneath, most women love underwear

NEW YORK (AP) — What's in a bra? Femininity, sexiness and self-empowerment, says Halle Berry, who is launching a lingerie line she says will do it all. The Oscar-winning actress is reviving Scandale, a lingerie label born in France in 1932. "We've . . .


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