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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY'-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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‘Flash mob’ celebrates writing

Sunshine Crump | The Sun
A group of more than 100 book lovers raise their favorite books Wednesday to celebrate the written word. Dubbed the first “Flash Us Your Books” flash mob, the event was sponsored by the Arkansas State University Writing Center and the Arkansas Delta Writing Project.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As the Dean B. Ellis Library tower clock struck noon on Wednesday, more than a hundred bibliophiles gathered — raising their favorite books high in the air — to celebrate to power

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A-State short in historic shootout

Leslie Westbrook | The Daily Advertiser
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (9) tries to elude Louisiana-Lafayette’s Remaine Douglas during Tuesday night’s game in Lafayette, La. Knighten accounted for 405 total yards and four touchdowns in ASU’s 55-40 loss to UL Lafayette.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State fell short in its showdown at Louisiana-Lafayette, but not without an offensive explosion of historic proportion. Not since 1987 had ASU and its opponent combined for more. . . more »

What's a scratch golfer's handicap?

Who holds the record for most pass completions for his rookie season?

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

What's a golfer said to have if he is entitled to tee off first?

What is the longest race that NASCAR permits?

In 1985, the NFL adopted this limited method for coaches to "challenge" on field calls of play?

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?

What city was the Lakers in before going to Los Angeles?

White House fence jumper nabbed
Libyan army troops advance into Benghazi
Shooting fury labeled terrorism
Obama expresses confidence about Ebola in the U.S.
Witt, Westerman seek 4th District House seat
33 charged in oxycodone ring
Arkansas VA seeks name change
Woman arrested for domestic battery, second offense; bond set
Craighead sheriff's office investigates theft of guns
Mechanic charged in vehicle thefts
Journalist released after Ebola recovery
Police: Robbery suspects sought, may be armed
Trial starts for man accused in rape case
'Grease' to open Friday at Forum
White House says immigration plans not final yet
Senate Democrats target Kentucky with TV ads
Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest
Kurdish leaders back fighters

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

Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she became a trending topic on Twitter, . . .

Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising his Kirk in the rebooted . . .

October 2014