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Today in History

Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Despain’s text messages released

Sun-file photo

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — "Has to be today can't live like this awful this mrng," Michelle Despain wrote in a text message to her father the morning of her husband's murder.
Her father, Carl Kelley,

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Jonesboro's Coats living a dream

Cory Clark | The Sun
Jonesboro quarterback Carson Coats waited for his turn under center and is determined to make the most of his chance. Jonesboro hosts Batesville tonight at 7.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Carson Coats has been patiently waiting for his opportunity under center at Jonesboro High School. Two years ago as a sophomore, he backed up all-state quarterback D.J. Anderson. Last year, he moved to. . . more »

What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?

What two golfers led the PGA in earnings three seasons each in the 1960s?

Which team won the first NBA title and what year?

What city was the Lakers in before going to Los Angeles?

What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?

Who's second to Sam Snead in PGA Tour wins?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

Candidates spar on tax cuts, ads
Cotton, Pryor clash on vote for arming Syrians
Rice industry donates to Rice Depot
Jobless rate inches up in August
Congress backs aid to rebels
CIA halts spying on European allies
Woods could hide suspected shooter
Recycling bin goes to Poinsett
Level 3 offender arrested on failure to register charge
Apartment residents report threat from men with gun
Jonesboro man accused of cashing fake checks
Mount Zion working toward Friends of Camp
Oklahoma judge throws out Ten Commandments lawsuit
Cardinals debate marriage before key meeting
County officials examine all options for shop
Two drug cases result in charges
Civic clubs can get work done, mayor says
Solar entrepreneurs hope to light Arkansas
Active Aging events set
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
Fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
France, U.S. uniting against Islamic State

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

'Ghostlight' proves Buckley not bound by Broadway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Underestimate Betty Buckley at your own peril. One man foolishly did while the singer and actress was starring as a mom in the TV series "Eight is Enough." Every six weeks or so, between shooting episodes in Los Angeles from 1977-81, . . .

Motown Records founder gets honor

DETROIT (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has been honored as part of a 3-day conference held to call on former Detroiters to help reshape the city's future. The Detroit Free Press reports Gordy on Thursday night received the inaugural Detroit . . .

September 2014