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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (zah-EER'),

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Sparks fly in the state district 59 race

George Jared | The Sun
Democrat Ron Carroll (at the podium) and his Republican opponent Jack Ladyman traded jabs at each other Wednesday during a forum held by the Kiwanis Club of Jonesboro. The candidates are vying for the state Legislature's district 59 seat.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The two candidates in the state house district 59 race exchanged heated words Wednesday during a forum sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Jonesboro.
Democrat Ron Carroll told club

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Brady says Red Wolves are making strides

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State guard PJ Hardwick dribbles around forward Ronnie White (25) during practice earlier this month at the Convocation Center.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Three weeks into official workouts, Arkansas State basketball coach John Brady is starting to see his team make progress. With 12 newcomers — and what is almost an entirely new basketball team —. . . more »

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

In 2011 who held the record for the most starts at the Daytona 500?

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

Who was the NBA scoring leader in points per game in 2009-10?

How many football teams play in the Big Ten Conference?

Which racket sport made its Olympic debut in 1992?

True or False. Jo Jo White made the top 50 NBA players of all time?

Who followed his first winless season by winning the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in 1980?

Pentagon orders Ebola quarantine for troops
Kurds cheer troops in Turkey
Girls' jihadi quest stirs worry among Muslim communities
Army blows up houses near Gaza
Pork rib theft brings robbery accusation
Lake Poinsett is Park of Year
WBC Homecoming, Parents' Day planned
Man accused of smoking pot in jail
Harrisburg man dies in head-on collision
CWL gets social media regs
2 named to state positions
Death Row inmate exhausts appeals process
'Raider Fright Night' will air Friday
Police suspect pot came from Mexico
Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Stocks slip after Fed statement
Fed ends bond-buying program, cites brighter job market

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

Exhibit on Paul Simon's life to debut at Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon's career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall announced Wednesday that "Paul Simon: Words & Music" will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It is a first for . . .

Affleck backs bat-protection efforts

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Two of the stars of the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have added some Hollywood heft to a Detroit-area group's efforts to protect bats. Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in the movie; Amy Adams, who . . .

October 2014