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Today in History

Today is Friday, September 4, the 247th day of 2015. There are 118 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 4, 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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ASU football opener set to bring changes

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Kyle Peeler, an employee of Stracener Painting, sands one of the gates to Centennial Bank Stadium on Thursday on the Arkansas State University’s Jonesboro campus.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Chaos is not expected on the football field at the Red Wolves' first home game, but the word could be an apt description off the field.
Fans are being encouraged to arrive early

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Hurricane, Blazers ready for round two

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro head coach Randy Coleman discusses strategy over his headset during the Hurricane's victory over Valley View last season. The Hurricane and Blazers open the season tonight at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Jonesboro wants to continue its dominance in season-opening games at Centennial Bank Stadium. Valley View wants to prove it can hang with the Hurricane. Something has to give tonight when the Hurricane. . . more »

Couple’s quarrel leads to knife cut, gun threat — A6
Judge sets $500,000 bond for robbery suspect — A7
Anthrax probe stops lab work — A7
Center offers training for elderly assistance — A8
Mayor shares spotlight with Clinton, others — A8
Schools test digital books — A8
Artist visits Weiner Elementary — A10
Judge: City can vote on anti-bias ordinance — A11
Panel to probe treasurer ethics complaint — A11
Iran demands sanctions’ end — A12
Hungary relocates migrants to camps — A12
Crisis forces out Guatemalan president — A12
Bush: Trump will lead GOP to defeat — A13
Trump vows no third-party bid — A14
Migrant deaths draw global attention — A14
Chair of UN panel says IS is ‘desperate’ — A14

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

In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state's founding years. But in many . . .

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. He . . .

September 2015