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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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Knighten provides spark in first start


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (center), finished with 368 yards of total offense in Saturday’s 37-10 season opening victory over Montana State at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Fredi Knighten was sought by Arkansas State for his unique ability to create and extend plays. In the first start of his career, Knighten demonstrated what he's all about. Knighten showed off his. . . more »

Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?

What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?

How many cars get to start at the Indianapolis 500?

Where does the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race occur?

At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?

Which college team holds the most National Championships records?

Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?

What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?


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 . . .


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