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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen.
On this date:
In 1797, the U.S.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Hutchinson, Ross trade shots in final debate

George Jared | The Sun
Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson, R-Gravette, (left) and Mike Ross, D-Prescott, debated Monday night on the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus in the final gubernatorial debate before the Nov. 4 general election.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross viciously attacked Republican opponent Asa Hutchinson Monday night at a debate on the Arkansas State University campus.
At one point

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Sun Belt hopes on line for Red Wolves, Cajuns

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (pictured) and Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth are downplaying the importance of tonight’s nationally televised game between their teams in Lafayette, La.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson talked around the subject while Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth avoided it completely. Both know what's at stake. Both know the importance of the. . . more »

What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?

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

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

What did John Daly number the new iron he began teeing off with in 1996, because it had virtually no loft?

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

What Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL football record book in 1983?

Which NASCAR driver has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series Championship five times?

Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?

GOP governors: Obamacare isn't going away
Urgent-care clinics not prepared for Ebola
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
Turkey helps Kurdish fighters to enter Syria
Stocks quietly move up in Monday trading
Raises rare despite strong hiring rebound
Early voting begins for midterm elections
Lt. Gov. candidates stress job's necessity
Arkansas State Fair attendance declines
State highways chief orders paysheet audit

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

Jimmy Fallon's picture book inspired by daughter

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking. The host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." Fallon says he was inspired by his . . .

'Buffy' actor arrested in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho. Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on the hit show . . .

October 2014