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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, October 6, the 279th day of 2015. There are 86 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On October 6, 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom

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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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Farmers test soil to preserve land

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Division of Agriculture program associate Stephanie Williamson analyzes nitrogen separated from soil samples to determine how much nitrogen is available to the plants in a rice field. The analysis renders an index that is used to calculate the recommended nitrogen fertilizer rate for a specific field.

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Lawrence County farmer Tom Wallace understands the God-given responsibility he has to keep his land healthy.
"My grandfather saw what happened in the Dust Bowl firsthand," Wallace

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Gordon earns SBC award

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Michael Gordon leaves a trail of Idaho defenders on his way to the end zone during the second quarter of Saturday night’s game at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Michael Gordon broke out in a big way in Arkansas State's Sun Belt Conference opener. He was recognized by the league for his efforts on Monday. Gordon was selected as the Sun Belt Conference. . . more »

Boehner: Vote on leadership set — A3
Oregon shooter rants in manifesto — A3
DA's gun ban prompts debate — A3
Justices won't hear trading case — A3
GE leads industrial stock gains — B3
States, Justice Dept. settle with BP — B3
Student debt traps parents, kids — B3
New abortion tissue law nets 1 case — A5
Hearing postponed in Realtor slaying — A5
Car bombs kill 56 across Iraq — A8
Syrian rebels vow to attack Russians — A8
Israeli premier pledges to quell unrest — A8
New role plays to Stamos' strengths — A10

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

John Stamos surrenders to being charming in 'Grandfathered'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In conversation, John Stamos comes across as entirely at ease in his handsome, age-defying skin. Who wouldn't be? But he admits that he longed to slip into something less comfortable on TV, a character distant from the good-natured . . .

Nike Chairman Phil Knight writes memoir, due next spring

NEW YORK (AP) — Finally ready to step back and reflect, Nike Chairman Phil Knight has written a memoir. The Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc. told The Associated Press on Monday that Knight's book is scheduled for spring 2016. The 77-year-old . . .

October 2015