Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY'-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese
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A group of more than 100 book lovers raise their favorite books Wednesday to celebrate the written word. Dubbed the first “Flash Us Your Books” flash mob, the event was sponsored by the Arkansas State University Writing Center and the Arkansas Delta Writing Project.
By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, email@example.com
JONESBORO — As the Dean B. Ellis Library tower clock struck noon on Wednesday, more than a hundred bibliophiles gathered — raising their favorite books high in the air — to celebrate to power
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (9) tries to elude Louisiana-Lafayette’s Remaine Douglas during Tuesday night’s game in Lafayette, La. Knighten accounted for 405 total yards and four touchdowns in ASU’s 55-40 loss to UL Lafayette.
By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer
LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State fell short in its showdown at Louisiana-Lafayette, but not without an offensive explosion of historic proportion.
Not since 1987 had ASU and its opponent combined for more. . . more »
Who was the first NFl quarterback to pass for 4000 yards in a season?
Answer: Joe Namath of the NY Jets in 1967
Who holds the record for most pass completions for his rookie season?
Answer: Peyton Manning (326 in 1998)
In 2011 who held the record for the most starts at the Daytona 500?
Answer: Dave Marcis - Dave was born on the first of March, 1941. In 2011 he had 33 Daytona starts.
Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?
Answer: Magdalena Maleeva.
Who holds the record for being the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race?
Answer: Harry Gant - Harry won the race when he was 52 years old. His last race was in 1996, when he substituted for the injured Bill Elliot.
What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?
Answer: The Dallas Cowboys.
Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?
Answer: Deion Sanders.
In what year did the NFL adopt the sudden-death overtime period? A. 1954 B. 1964 C. 1974 D. 1984
Answer: C. 1974
White House fence jumper nabbed
Libyan army troops advance into Benghazi
Shooting fury labeled terrorism
Obama expresses confidence about Ebola in the U.S.
Witt, Westerman seek 4th District House seat
33 charged in oxycodone ring
Arkansas VA seeks name change
Woman arrested for domestic battery, second offense; bond set
Craighead sheriff's office investigates theft of guns
Mechanic charged in vehicle thefts
Journalist released after Ebola recovery
Police: Robbery suspects sought, may be armed
Trial starts for man accused in rape case
'Grease' to open Friday at Forum
White House says immigration plans not final yet
Senate Democrats target Kentucky with TV ads
Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest
Kurdish leaders back fighters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."
The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she became a trending topic on Twitter, . . .
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again.
Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising his Kirk in the rebooted . . .