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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (zah-EER'),

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Sparks fly in the state district 59 race

George Jared | The Sun
Democrat Ron Carroll (at the podium) and his Republican opponent Jack Ladyman traded jabs at each other Wednesday during a forum held by the Kiwanis Club of Jonesboro. The candidates are vying for the state Legislature's district 59 seat.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The two candidates in the state house district 59 race exchanged heated words Wednesday during a forum sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jonesboro.
Democrat Ron Carroll told club

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Brady says Red Wolves are making strides

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State guard PJ Hardwick dribbles around forward Ronnie White (25) during practice earlier this month at the Convocation Center.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Three weeks into official workouts, Arkansas State basketball coach John Brady is starting to see his team make progress. With 12 newcomers — and what is almost an entirely new basketball team —. . . more »

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

Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?

Who holds the record for most pass completions for his rookie season?

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

Who won the NBA title in 2010?

What elusive Detroit running back has been dubbed "the Lion King"?

What's a scratch golfer's handicap?

What female golfer's high school nickname was "Taco"?

Pentagon orders Ebola quarantine for troops
Kurds cheer troops in Turkey
Girls' jihadi quest stirs worry among Muslim communities
Army blows up houses near Gaza
Pork rib theft brings robbery accusation
Lake Poinsett is Park of Year
WBC Homecoming, Parents' Day planned
Man accused of smoking pot in jail
Harrisburg man dies in head-on collision
CWL gets social media regs
2 named to state positions
Death Row inmate exhausts appeals process
'Raider Fright Night' will air Friday
Police suspect pot came from Mexico
Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Stocks slip after Fed statement
Fed ends bond-buying program, cites brighter job market

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

Exhibit on Paul Simon's life to debut at Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon's career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall announced Wednesday that "Paul Simon: Words & Music" will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It is a first for . . .

Affleck backs bat-protection efforts

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Two of the stars of the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have added some Hollywood heft to a Detroit-area group's efforts to protect bats. Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in the movie; Amy Adams, who . . .

October 2014