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Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On April 17, 1964, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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JPD Prowl busts one-stop party shop

Sunshine Crump | The Sun
Jonesboro Prowl Unit officer Anthony Zaffarano inventories the cache of alcohol and suspected marijuana seized after executing a search warrant Tuesday. Officers said the State Street apartment was being used as a makeshift convenience store.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.comJONESBORO — Just in time to ruin Tuesday's happy hour, Jonesboro Prowl officers broke up a makeshift bootleg convenience store offering everything from beef jerky to marijuana and spirits.

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A-State signs junior college forward

Rob Holt | The Sun
Arkansas State head coach John Brady draws up a play during a game against Texas-Arlington at the Convocation Center. The Red Wolves signed forward Anthony Livingston of San Jacinto (Texas) College on Wednesday.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State added a piece of its front line for the 2014-15 basketball season on the first day of the spring signing period. San Jacinto College's Anthony Livingston followed through on a. . . more »

What Jets quarterback, asked if he preferred grass or Astroturf, replied: "I don't know, I never smoked Astroturf"?

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

How many cars get to start at the Indianapolis 500?

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

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

What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?

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

Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

NATO fortifies military presence
US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine
Obama, Biden announce $600 million for job grants
Fears rise for missing in S Korea ferry sinking
Federal judge overturns six-week abortion ban
Police: Utah woman gave birth and killed her babies at home
Students return to class at school rocked by stabbings
Federal rape case continued in Little Rock
Man accused of pointing gun at his neighbor
$500,000 bond set in assault case
Public offices close for Good Friday
Man executed for triple slaying
Inmate escapes work detail, recaptured
Craighead County voters receive new voter cards
Truxler resigns from Hoxie School District
ACLU challenges voter ID law
Lottery commission OKs monitor games
California delays decision on gray wolves

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

Chelsea Clinton: May seek office someday

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, . . .

Mellencamp unhappy with Wis. Gov. Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail. Politicians for years have been . . .

April 2014