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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2016. There are 214 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 31, 1916, during World War I, British and German fleets fought the naval Battle of Jutland off Denmark; there was no clear-cut

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, June 6
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m.,

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Vietnam vet recalls harrowing Memorial Day

Chris Pinkard | The Sun
Vietnam veteran Loyd Davis (left) talks with fellow veteran Michael Wiley before a special ceremony honoring those who have served.

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — U.S. Army veteran Loyd Davis takes time each Memorial Day to remember those who served their country in the armed forces, especially friend and fellow soldier Randy Rhodes, who

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WBC advances at NAIA World Series

Photo courtesy WBC |
Williams Baptist College's Callie Brooks crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of the Lady Eagle's elimination contest against Webber International University Monday morning at the NAIA Softball World Series in Sioux City, Iowa. WBC stayed alive in the tournament with a 10-4 victory.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Williams Baptist College remained alive at the NAIA Softball World Series with a 10-4 victory over Webber International University on Monday at the Elizabeth & Irving Jensen Softball Complex. WBC broke open a close game with five. . . more »

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect hard fight — A8
New Israel defense minister supports two-state fix — A8
More than 700 feared drowned after sea crossings — A8
Chad's ex-dictator gets life for abuses — A5
2 get life terms in jet bombing — A6
More flooding predicted in rural Texas — A6
Police: Ex-boyfriend burned woman alive — A6
Obama: Honor vets' loved ones — A1
Veteran finds mission as nurse at VA — A1
First slain park ranger honored — A2
Daughter depends Depp after abuse claim — B3

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

Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old . . .

Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse. In an Instagram post Sunday, Lily-Rose Depp calls her father "the sweetest most loving person I know." She didn't specifically . . .

May 2016