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Today in History

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Despain given 30 years state prison time

Sunshine Crump | The Sun
After receiving a 30-year sentence for hindering apprehension or prosecution in the case of her husbandís murder, Michelle Despain (center) leaves the courthouse in handcuffs Wednesday morning escorted by Craighead County Sheriff Deputies Phillip Wheaton (right), Tonya Wilson (left) and Justin Rolland (rear).

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Deputies ushered Michelle Despain out of the courtroom in handcuffs after she was sentenced to 30 years in state prison following her guilty plea to hindering police in their

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ASU’s Ferguson moving on from Miami game

ASU photo
Arkansas Stateís Luke Ferguson kicks off during a game against Western Kentucky in 2012. Ferguson handles kickoff, placekicking and punting duties for the Red Wolves this season.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Luke Ferguson isn't tired, but he is looking to get his legs back. One leg in particular: His kicking leg. Just three weeks ago, the Arkansas State placekicker earned the Sun Belt. . . more »

What Japanese golfer is the only player to have won events on the PGA tour, Senior Tour, Japanese, European, and Australian Tours?

Who is the leader in NBA team titles and how many?

What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?

Who won the most popular NASCAR driver award in 2000 (Nationwide Series)?

What's a golfer said to have if he is entitled to tee off first?

Who has the most MVP titles and how many?

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

Who followed his first winless season by winning the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in 1980?

House grudgingly OKs arms for Syrian rebels
Blasts in Ukraine kill 2, injure 3
Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops
Ohio prosecutors reviewing charges in ice bucket prank
Liberia president praises U.S. for Ebola help pledge
UN says building materials to Gaza could quadruple
ASU won't return helmet crosses
Hutchinson notes oncoming ad onslaught
Cabin interior firm announces Arkansas facility
JPD applicant rate tops hopes
Bond set for man accused of stabbing
County officials seek one courthouse
Industries gather for renewable energy conference
Johnson prepares to take fair reins
Review: 'Tracks' leaves a mark

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

Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency. Hundreds of young people greeted the 24-year-old . . .

Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either. The country singer included a song, "Portland, Maine," on his latest album, "Sundown Heaven Town," which came out Tuesday. It's a breakup . . .

September 2014