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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadcast by New York City station W2XBS as Pittsburgh

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Puppy mill bust in Craighead County nets 31 dogs

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Monica Reese, a groomer for Snazzy Snippings, cuts the matted fur off of one of the dogs recently rescued from a puppy mill Friday at Vetcare.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Angie Heringer said she started getting phone calls about a suspected puppy mill just outside of Jonesboro in December, and on Thursday when she and rescue partner Ruth

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Red Wolves eye tournament berth

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Anthony Livingston (24) and Texas-Arlington’s Kaelon Wilson reach for a rebound during Thursday night’s game at the Convocation Center. ASU, which defeated UTA 81-80, visits Texas State this afternoon.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State took another step toward qualifying for the Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament Thursday night when Texas-Arlington's Erick Neal missed a shot at the buzzer, leaving the Red. . . more »

What tournament did Arnold Palmer say he would play in as long as he could walk?

How many football teams play in the Big Ten Conference?

What Japanese golfer is the only player to have won events on the PGA tour, Senior Tour, Japanese, European, and Australian Tours?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?

How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

What comic actor scored huge sales with his Bad Golf Made Easy instructional videos?

Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?

Congress OKs funding for Homeland — A5
GOP heads cut education vote — A5
Missouri auditor's suicide motive unclear — A5
Suspect blames drugs in purse snatching case — A7
House panel backs budget amendment push — A7
Group's birthday celebrations are big Success — A7
What's Your Story conference set March 6-7 — A8
Russian opposition figure shot dead — A12

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

Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it . . .

New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive. "Sinatra: An American Icon" opens Wednesday at the New York . . .

February 2015