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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Officials break ground on steel mill


George Jared | The Sun
Big River Steel CEO John Correnti talks Monday at the groundbreaking of his steel plant in Osceola as Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille looks on.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
OSCEOLA — Mayor Dickie Kennemore had just sat down to drink his morning coffee when the phone rang.
John Correnti, a local businessman, wanted to build a massive, state-of-the-art steel mill.

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A-State’s Brown, Lee earn Sun Belt honors


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State linebacker Qushaun Lee (48) celebrates a big play with teammates Xavier Woodson (55) and Chris Odom (93) during the Red Wolves’ victory over Utah State on Saturday. Lee was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State linebacker Qushaun Lee and defensive back Artez Brown snared a couple of the Sun Belt Conference weekly awards for their efforts in the Red Wolves' 21-14 overtime victory over Utah. . . more »

What was the name of the Philadelphia 76ers before they came to Philadelphia?

The first disabled athlete to compete in the Olympic Games was American George Eyser in 1904, he had one artificial leg. In which event did he compete?

Which team won the first NBA title and what year?

Which 2 teams played in the first televised game on October 22, 1939?

True or False. Pete Maravich made the top 50 NBA players of all time?

Who became the youngest and oldest player to win the Masters, in 1963 and 1986?

Who had the most rushing yards in the NFL for the 1980s?

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder's car
Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqis in Anbar
Three missing soldiers from Afghanistan found
Ark. Veterans Healthcare System director to retire
Lawsuit aims to block hike in Ark. minimum wage
CDC confirms children's respiratory virus in Ark.
Exam sought for mom charged with child's death
West African countries brace for new Ebola cases
Florida investigated man who killed grandchildren
Penn. gov. certain ambush suspect will be caught
Stocks drop as China, oil weigh on U.S. markets
Data: Health care law numbers not always solid

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

Hulu sets '11/22/63' series based on King novel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries. Streaming service Hulu said Monday that the nine-hour series, titled "11/22/63" after King's book, includes the author and . . .

Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" . . .


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