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Today in History

Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2016. There are 96 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first

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Public Affairs Calendar

Today, Sept. 26
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Manila City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall.
Jackson County School District, 7

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Flugstad loved to experience new things


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Myron and Martha Flugstad are shown in this undated photo.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As the Arkansas State University Dean B. Ellis Library clock tower was constructed, Assistant Library Director Myron Flugstad was one of the few who got a hard hat tour of the

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ASU suffers loss of historic proportion


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State receiver Dijon Paschal (84) attempts to make a catch between two Central Arkansas defenders Saturday night at Centennial Bank Stadium. FCS member UCA stunned ASU 28-23, leaving the Red Wolves winless through their first four games.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Central Arkansas replaced one of its Southland Conference rivals as the most recent Football Championship Subdivision team to defeat Arkansas State. Before Saturday's stunner, a loss to Nicholls State. . . more »


UN council meets over violence in Syria — A3
Egyptians to tighten borders — A3
Official: Gaza barrier to be done in months — A3
Suicide bomber targets Shiites in Iraq — A3
Agency: Exxon dodges blame for pipeline leak — A5
UN, nonprofit launch $4 million program — A5
Helena-West Helena fires probed as arson — A5
'Buckwheat' Dural, famed La. accordionist, dies — A6
Jean Shepard, Grand Ole Opry staple, dies at 82 — A6
Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests — A8
Clinton team hopes for boost from 'birther' flap — A8
Demonstrations peaceful outside NFL game — A8
Iowa communities evacuate ahead of flooding — A9
A-State suffers historic defeat — B1
'Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut — B5

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

Carrey calls suit over ex's death 'heartless'

LOS ANGELES — Jim Carrey says a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estranged husband of his ex-girlfriend is a heartless attempt to exploit him and vowed to fight the case. Mark Burton of Portland sued Carrey in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, . . .

Lansbury revives 'Beauty and the Beast'

NEW YORK — For one night only, Angela Lansbury served audiences a live performance as Mrs. Potts. The actress revived her beloved character from the Disney animated musical "Beauty and the Beast" during a 25th anniversary screening Sunday at Lincoln . . .


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