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Today in History

Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological

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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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Manila man leaves legacy of helping others

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Dan Minirth had a “special bond” with his dog Molly. Skinner, as his friends called him, never met a stranger he wasn’t willing to help.

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
MANILA — Those who knew Skinner never had to worry about finding someone to fix something that broke on their cars or around their homes.
Dan Minirth — known simply as Skinner by most — had way

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Kansas State rolls past ASU 12-6

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Arkansas State shortstop Jeremy Brown makes a throw over to first during the Red Wolves' game at Ole Miss on Feb. 17. ASU suffered a 12-6 defeat to Kansas State on Sunday as the Wildcats won the series.

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Arkansas State took a short-lived 5-4 edge into the bottom of the sixth inning, but allowed six Kansas State runs and the Red Wolves lost the rubber game of the series 12-6 Sunday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. The g. . . more »

Arab troops land in Yemen — A5
Kerry reassures Israel over Iran — A5
IS group claims car bomb attack that killed 19 — A5
Herald, staffers win awards — A7
FEC chair giving up hope to rein in money abuses — A8
Survey: States spent heavily to clear away winter snow — A8
Execution pace slows in Virginia — A8
Inglis gets JFK courage award — A9
Dachau liberation remembered — A10
Thousands driven from homes by Taliban offensive — A10
Nepal airport forced to turn away big jets — A10

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

Lewis, John rock the New Orleans Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton . . .

Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday. Goldberg was CEO of online . . .

May 2015