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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy's first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a "Christmas Parade" — took place

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Dog doing well after being shot

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Lisa Trevathan, an employee at the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, visits with Chance in his pen Tuesday at the NEA Humane Society.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Affectionate and friendly, Margaret Shepherd is unsure why anyone would have shot Chance, a boxer-pitbull mix now recovering from a gaping gunshot wound to its neck.
"He is doing

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Hurricane opens season with Rumble

Sun File Photo
Jonesboro senior guard Marquise Pointer, left, leads the Hurricane into a new season tonight at the Rumble on the Ridge in Forrest City.

Sun Staff Writer The last time the Jonesboro High School basketball team was on the court for an official game, the Hurricane hoisted its 13th state basketball championship trophy. Those memories from March have faded into history. Former point. . . more »

Who is the All time NBA leader in rebounds?

What colours make up the Olympic rings?

What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?

What connects the following athletes: runners Zola Budd and Bernard Lagat and basketball player Becky Hammon?

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

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

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

Guard aids Ferguson damage containment
Prosecutor faces renewed criticism over case
Spy balloons giving police higher view
U.S. Ebola monitors finding no new cases
Some migrants to get Social Security, Medicare
Police identify officers in shooting of child
Hiker took photo of bear that killed him
FBI: Thousands of gun sales beat checks
Hong Kong protesters arrested, site cleared
Turkey dinner is boon for business in Britain
Spanish judge: Killing Ebola dog not a crime
Brooks cancels 'Tonight' show; cites Ferguson
Saudi officials: No need for OPEC to cut output
Agency threatening to act against air bag maker

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

Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the . . .

University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — A university in Tennessee says it has canceled Bill Cosby's scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner amid allegations made by women accusing the comedian of sexual assault. Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson said in a . . .

November 2014