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Today in History

Today is Sunday, October 4, the 277th day of 2015. There are 88 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On October 4, 1965, Pope Paul VI, making the first-ever papal visit to the Western Hemisphere, addressed the U.N. General

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Jonesboro veteran works to help others

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Ron Miller was recognized Saturday when Arkansas State University named him a Distinguished Alumni of 2015.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ron Miller of Jonesboro had one job: Keep John Wayne alive as he filmed The Green Berets.
Miller was the movie's helicopter safety consultant as it was filmed in 1968 at Fort

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Gordon carries A-State in SBC opener

Alejandra Hernandez | The Sun
Arkansas State running back Michael Gordon (#34) breaks away for one of his three touchdowns during Saturday's 49-35 win over Idaho at Centennial Bank Stadium. Gordon finished with 221 yards rushing.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO —  There was no stopping Michael Gordon. Arkansas State established its running game as Gordon rushed for a career-best 221 yards and three touchdowns, and the Red Wolves opened Sun Belt Conference. . . more »

19 dead in Afghan clinic strike — A3
Witness: Shooter gave student package for police — A3
House GOP sees tumultuous time — A3
University police probe robbery — A6
Woman arrested after alleged gunshot incident — A6
UN summit makes history — A7
Official: Dozens injured in collapse of awning — A7
Russia launches new wave of raids in Syria — A9
3 UA chancellor finalists named — A10
At lease 8 hurt in football bus crash — A10
Obama rejects candidates' ideas for Syria crisis — A12
Abortion, race top high court's agenda — A12
Job growth failing to drive up wages — A12
The under-appreciated sounds of fall — B7

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

Cassidy charged with leaving scene of crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month. The Sun Sentinel quotes police as saying that the 65-year-old Cassidy . . .

Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor's estate, ending a public dispute following the beloved comedian's suicide last year. Terms of the . . .

October 2015