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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party's nomination for a term in his own right, telling

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Ground work begins for Brookland schools

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Andres Delgadillo, a worker for E & M Contractors, uses a transit to survey the land where the Brookland Pre-K building will be constructed.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — With the traffic study complete, ground work under way and school in session, first-year Brookland Public Schools superintendent Keith McDaniel said Tuesday things are up and

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A-State announces stadium expansion

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State University officials join Johnny Allison and Howl in displaying a check symbolic of the Allison familyís $5 million contribution for press box improvements at Centennial Bank Stadium. In addition to Howl, ASUís mascot, those present included (from left) Allison, ASU athletic director Terry Mohajir, ASU chancellor Tim Hudson and ASU system president Chuck Welch.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State is expanding Centennial Bank Stadium, and the Red Wolves' first game in the stadium once the work is complete will be against the University of Missouri. ASU announced the largest. . . more »

Which NASCAR driver is featured in Jay-Z's music video, "Show Me What You Got"?

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

In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?

What NFL team once had Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Maureen Reagan and Danny Thomas on its advisory board?

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

What record-setting quarterback was the NFL's 82nd draft pick in 1979?

What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?

What is the most points scored in an NBA game and by what team?

UN panel: Global warming dangerous, manmade
Probe: Delays in VA care didn't cause deaths
Can Ferguson help change 'ritual' of black deaths?
Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with U.S.
No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict
State official: Mark Darr to pay up soon
Pryor's new attack ad invokes Ebola outbreak
S&P 500 continues run, closes above 2,000
Fed's outlook correct but not long-term answer
Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts
Survey: Consumer confidence near 7-year high

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

10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare. As part of the ritual, this latest fall crop is an occasion for . . .

Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. . . .

August 2014