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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Parade, stump talks are picnic highlights

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Julie Stallings, 4, of Rector, enjoys a funnel cake Monday at the 73rd Annual Rector Labor Day Picnic.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
RECTOR — While people all over the country celebrate Labor Day with cookouts and one last splash in the pool, Rector has hosted a picnic and parade at the close of the past 73 summers

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A-State’s Rains out; Gordon fine for Tennessee

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Michael Gordon, shown during the first quarter of the Red Wolves’ 37-10 victory over Montana State last weekend, is expected to be ready for Saturday’s game at Tennessee despite missing most of the opener with bruised ribs.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State will be about full strength in time for Tennessee. While an unexpected number of Red Wolves exited the season opener with injuries, all of them will be back this week with the. . . more »

What year did Boston win their first NBA title?

Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

Which NASCAR driver has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series Championship five times?

What is the longest NASCAR oval track?

How many games did the longest Wimbledon men's singles match on record last?

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

What golfer hit Ben Crenshaw in the head with his putter in 1986, forcing Crenshaw to head for the hospital?

Who won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in 2010?

Surly electorate backs incumbents
Iraqi leader pledges to root out militants
Americans detained in NKorea seek help
Beliefs shape opinions of Ferguson killing
Protests challenge Pakistan's premier
Rebels lower demands in Ukraine talks
Islamic State to hit U.S., lawmaker says
President Obama pushing for wage increase
Arab satire targets Islamic State
Studio delivers drama, few results

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

Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music. That sounds like the Great Depression, but it's set in the present day. The film from writer-director Ami Canaan Mann is a . . .

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy tie the knot

NEW YORK (AP) — Donnie Wahlberg's "Favorite Girl" Jenny McCarthy is now his wife. The couple tied the knot Sunday in a ceremony outside Chicago, McCarthy's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, confirmed. It's the second marriage for both 45-year-old Wahlberg and . . .

September 2014