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Today in History

Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 28, 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
On this date:
In 1540, King Henry VIII's

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Jonesboro veteran recalls service in World War II

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Ralph Chester, 94, shows his wife Doris, 89, pictures taken while he was stationed at Kodiak Island, Alaska, from 1942 to 1943 during World War II. The couple married in 1944, just months before Chester was sent to the serve on the war’s front line across Europe. They celebrated their 70th anniversary on April 29.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ralph Chester admits he's lucky to have survived World War II's front line so he could celebrate his 70th wedding anniversary with his wife Doris on April 29.
"The high point of my

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Guarantee from Kickoff Classic similar to offer for ASU game

Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir speaks at a media function recently.
Sun photo

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Information provided to The Sun in Saturday's edition from a media source stating there was no guaranteed dollar amount for the AdvoCare Kickoff Classic between Oklahoma State and Mississippi State. . . more »

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?

Who won the NBA title in 2009?

Which team won the first NBA title and what year?

Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?

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

What nickname did NFL great Lance Alworth share with a Disney movie title character?

What elusive Detroit running back has been dubbed "the Lion King"?

What is the longest race that NASCAR permits?

Man seeks video of Oklahoma City bombing
Western wildfire destroys homes
War rages despite truce pledges
Netanyahu says security more important than PR
Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash
Official finds Hutchinson tax flap
Asian beetle discovered in southwest Arkansas
Columbia man fulfills dream
as professional rodeo contractor
Drugmaker fights docs' advice
Hospital shooting suspect charged
Plan to simplify health renewals may backfire
38 killed as Libyan forces battle
Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France for analysis
Wrecked cruise liner reaches Genoa
Three days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers
Taliban attack police chief's home
Envoy worried over displaced Muslims

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

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76. Schell died Sunday morning at a Seattle hospital surrounded by family, according to Mayor Ed Murray's . . .

Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday . . .

July 2014