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Today in History

Today is Saturday, September 5, the 248th day of 2015. There are 117 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 5, 1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D'Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Software connects schools with e-books


Jeremy Hall | The Sun
Ella Claire Welborn, 8, of Jonesboro browses e-books on the Jonesboro Public Library's new SkyWalk Kids Media software. The software, created by award-winning children's book author Seymour Simon and Liz Nealon, a former executive vice president and creative director for “Sesame Street,” gives students and teachers a new combination of attributes used in various technological devices in a single software package. The library is working with area schools to introduce the program to teachers, librarians and students.

By JEREMY HALL, Sun Staff Writer, jhall@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ella Claire Welborn slides into a cushioned chair and focuses her eyes on a computer monitor. The 8-year-old Jonesboro child, like many her age, is no stranger to using

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ASU faces tall order in No. 8 USC


Lenny Ignelzi | AP
Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler throws a pass during his team's victory over Nebraska in last season's Holiday Bowl. Arkansas State takes on Kessler and the eighth-ranked Trojans to open the season tonight in Los Angeles.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State faces some difficult odds this evening. They are the same kind of odds Appalachian State faced before beating Michigan in 2007. They are the same kind that James Madison overcame. . . more »


Texas officer who killed teen hired on 3rd try — A2
Boeing names new Apollo-style spacecraft — A2
Planned Parenthood fire caused by arson — A2
Jailed clerk’s attorney: Marriage licenses void — A5
Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states — A5
Police arrest violent ex-convict from Chicago — A6
Governor: Kansas public pensions on right track — A7
Lawmakers pay fines but don’t admit fault — A7
Massey to share story at First Free Will Baptist — A8
Skateboarding rabbi combines hip, hope — A8
Proposed JPS budget increases by 7 percent — A10
Nettleton security chief picked for regional post — A10
Software connects schools with e-books — A10
University-rented property sees second attack — A14

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

No-contact order between O'Donnell's daughter and man lifted

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A request from Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter to lift a no-contact order with the man accused of sending her obscene images was lifted Friday by a New Jersey judge. The judge agreed to lift the order barring contact between . . .

Judge grants Hayek restraining order against 2 women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the Oscar-nominated actress for the next three years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Hayek's request for a . . .


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