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Today in History

Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Brookland residents share memories

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Wyvetta and Alvin Grove are lifelong residents of Brookland. The couple recently served as the grand marshals of the Brookland Christmas Parade.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — With a huge grin on her face, Wyveta Groves can still recall the Sunday spent flying in a two-seat airplane more than six decades ago.
Her husband, Alvin, purchased the flight

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Red Wolves battle past Marshall 67-58

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Anthony Livingston (24) goes up for a shot over Marshall's JP Kambola, center, and Milan Mijovic during Saturday's game at the Convocation Center. Livingston had 20 points and 20 rebounds as A-State won 67-58.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State wasn't at its best, but figured out a way to grind out a win. The Red Wolves started slowly, played catchup most of the afternoon, and finally pulled away down the stretch for a 67-58. . . more »

What NFL team has spent the longest time in the city of its founding?

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

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?

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

What golfer won nine tournaments during her 1978 rookie year on the LPGA Tour?

What Pittsburgh Steelers great was the first wide receiver to be named super Bowl MVP?

Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?

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

Hospital: 1 exposed to Legionella
Obama takes risk with Cuba on his own terms
Congress ends amid grumbling
Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq
Police: Man grabs carhop, steals cash
Obama urged to preserve levee plan
Sony saga draws nation's interest
4 Afghans sent home from Guantanamo
Failing nuke corps' future in doubt
State jobless rate falls for 3rd straight month
Gas prices at lowest level since 2009
No. 1 Wildcats crush UCLA's spirit with early run
A deer hunter's 'Night Before Christmas' poem
Garner death may have motivated killing
Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuba

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

Good news from Brokaw: Cancer is in remission

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what he called "very encouraging news," . . .

German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies

BERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old. Juergens collapsed in Gottlieben, a . . .

December 2014