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Today in History

Today is Saturday, August 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox suffered light damage during a skirmish with North Vietnamese patrol torpedo boats

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Black River bridge work on schedule

Sun file photo
Construction of the new bridge over the Black River is shown earlier this year..

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
BLACK ROCK — A dry, mild fall could lead to the early finish of the new bridge that spans the Black River on U.S. 63 in Black Rock.
But state officials think the original completion date in

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Knighten ready to show off passing skills

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Junior Fredi Knighten is poised to take over as Arkansas State’s starting quarterback this fall.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — It's no secret Fredi Knighten has the wheels to run the football. Knighten, a 5-foot-11 junior and the heir apparent to the starting quarterback job at Arkansas State, carved up opposing. . . more »

What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?

Which of the following sports will not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? 1.Rugby 2.Taekwondo 3.Sailing 4.Squash 5.Golf 6.Badminton

Who is the All time NBA leader in rebounds?

Who was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces, grass and clay at Forest Hills and hardcourt at Flushing Meadows?

How many of the five Dallas teams Tom Landry took to Super Bowls were victorious?

What's the only Grand Slam event Lee Trevino never won?

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

As of Superbowl XLIV (Feb 2010), what 4 NFL teams have never played in a Superbowl?

Israelis seeking soldier, move deeper into Gaza
House moves on border bill
Ebola moving faster than control efforts
State details changes to Medicaid expansion
College mulls classes for execs
Officials uphold firing of librarian
Police arrest 2 men on drug charges
Mayors Qualls, Walters seek re-election
Valley View firefighters to receive upgraded gear
Police: Suspicious person call leads to robbery probe
Records: Inmate injected 15 times
Dozens hurt in 2 bus, train crashes
Pastor hangs up stethoscope for full-time ministry
Memphis firm offers help with disaster plan
Woman suspected of sexual assault held on $1,500 bond
Greene County Jail nearly done
Man smokes pot while mowing
Library to offer activities
Body parts retrieved at Ukraine jet crash site

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

Guitarist, songwriter for Cooper dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was . . .

Cantor to resign from House seat in August

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected. The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and has asked Virginia Gov. Terry . . .

August 2014