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Today in History

Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Aspen Gardens residents return home

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Whitney Teague (left), Aspen Gardens property manager, poses with resident Alberta Thompson and her dog Daisy on Friday in the reopened apartment complex located at 1011 Rains St.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After nearly six months of staying with family, Alberta Thompson is glad to be home.
According to Whitney Teague, Aspen Gardens property manager, Thompson and other residents

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ULL defensive line concerns Red Wolves

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State running back Michael Gordon (34) runs behind offensive tackle Jemar Clark (79) during the Red Wolves’ victory over Louisiana-Monroe. ASU visits Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State believes establishing control at the line of scrimmage will be the key. But finding a way against Louisiana-Lafayette presents a challenge the Red Wolves haven't faced all. . . more »

Who was the first Swedish golfer to win the U.S. Womens's Open two straight times?

What Vikings quarterback has been called the NFL's "original scrambler"?

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

London hosts/hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. In which previous years have London hosted the games?

Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?

True or False. Jo Jo White made the top 50 NBA players of all time?

How old was Linford Christie when he won gold for the 100m in Barcelona (a record age)?

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

3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC, police say
Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut senate race
Researchers helping bats fight white-nose
Health worker on cruise ship produces negative Ebola test
Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone
United Nations says Iraq has executed 60 in 2014
Clinton seeks to boost Arkansas Dems
Arkansas man helping township with genealogy
Police say 2 shot to death in Little Rock
Panic phone alerts police to assault and theft
CDC to revise Ebola protocol
Obama switches gears on Ebola
Coroner: 6 died of smoke inhalation
5 Kenya bomb suspects killed
Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

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

Nashville songwriter Craft dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. The Tennessean reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health." Craft penned the words to . . .

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he . . .

October 2014