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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2014. There are 66 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 26, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf ended in a major Allied victory over Japanese forces, whose naval

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Public Affairs Calendar

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A real field of dreams


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Teagan Hesch, 8, clings to Cooper Tyler as the grand opening ribbon is cut, kicking off the very special day Saturday at the Jonesboro Miracle League Complex.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The diagnosis didn't seem real.
Daniel and Kelley Fincher were about to welcome a new son into their lives. During a doctor's visit in the fifth month of her pregnancy, Kelley

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Williams, Tretola pace Hogs win


Danny Johnston | AP Photo
Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams (32) pushes away UAB cornerback Rolan Milligan (26) in the second quarter of Saturday's game in Fayetteville. Williams rushed for a career-high 153 yards as Arkansas won 45-17.

FAYETTEVILLE — Sebastian Tretola's ascent from anonymous offensive lineman to touchdown-throwing, Heisman-posing quarterback sure didn't take long. And that was just fine with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema following a 45-17 win over Alabama-Birmingham on. . . more »

How many national Olympic committees exist (Plus or minus five)?

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

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

Who holds the record for being the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

What Division 1-A football team's fans cheer for the Yellow Jackets?

Who holds the record for most career field goals?

Which team won the first NBA title and what year?


Health worker blasts quarantine process
Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
Lake City council to talk bonuses, sanitation
3rd home invasion suspect arrested
Teacher tried to stop shooting
6 states recognize gay marriage
Early voting alters strategies, costs
U.S. journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
Huge probe follows deputy killings
Canada reopens grounds around Parliament Hill
Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind deadly Sinai attack
Iranian woman hanged for killing her alleged rapist
Islamic extremists growing in Germany
Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville
Great season gets great start
Art museum show tells story of father and son collection

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

Cream vocalist, bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. Bruce was one of the top musicians of the late 1960s, when . . .

Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma. A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate. The director of Brown's Funeral Service in . . .


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