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Today in History

Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces

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Public Affairs Calendar

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School rallies for childhood cancer awareness

Sunshine Crump | The Sun
Fifth-grader Maddie Russell, a leukemia survivor, took center stage Thursday at the Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School kickoff for Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Though she was only 4 years old when her parents told her she'd been diagnosed with leukemia, Maddie Russell asked her dad if she was going to die.
"We were open with her,"

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Jonesboro's Coats living a dream

Cory Clark | The Sun
Jonesboro quarterback Carson Coats waited for his turn under center and is determined to make the most of his chance. Jonesboro hosts Batesville tonight at 7.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Carson Coats has been patiently waiting for his opportunity under center at Jonesboro High School. Two years ago as a sophomore, he backed up all-state quarterback D.J. Anderson. Last year, he moved to. . . more »

What golfer ended nine years of final-round frustration by winning the 1996 Memorial Tournament?

What is the longest NASCAR oval track?

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

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

Who was the first golfer since Jack Nicklaus to win eight PGA events his first six years on tour?

What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?

Who was the first tennis player from an Iron Curtin country to win the United States Open?

Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?

Cotton defends farm vote in ad
Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project
Boozman, Pryor back plan on rebel aid
Transportation department worker hit, killed
Convicted murderer surrenders
Hotel revenue rallies, alcohol continues slump
Sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults killed
Search for Texas deputy to resume
Man shot, robbed of marijuana, police say
Suspect in stabbing shared victim's cell
4 joining hall of fame Sunday
Fall Writers' Retreat set at Piggot Museum
Scotland independence vote sees huge turnout
Militant gains show Kurds' plight
Senate backing rebel aid plans
Trooper ambush suspect 'most wanted'
Obama to discuss climate at UN

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

Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn'

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year. The 37-year-old actor, who's best known for his role as Spock on the 2009 J.J. . . .

Woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in . . .

September 2014