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Today in History

Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Despain’s text messages released

Sun-file photo

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — "Has to be today can't live like this awful this mrng," Michelle Despain wrote in a text message to her father the morning of her husband's murder.
Her father, Carl Kelley,

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Hurricane returns to winning form

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro’s Ke’Dren Brunson (left) tries to get to the edge on a punt return during Friday’s 45-31 win over Batesville at Cooksey-Johns Field. Brunson had three catches for 43 yards and two touchdowns in the victory for the Hurricane.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Jonesboro proved it can bounce back from adversity on Friday against Batesville. The Hurricane went to the halftime tied with the Pioneers at 21, but dominated the second half en route to an impressive. . . more »

What NFL team has spent the longest time in the city of its founding?

Who won the NBA title in 2010?

Which NASCAR driver has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series Championship five times?

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

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

How many football teams play in the Big Ten Conference?

What Division 1-A football team's fans cheer for the Yellow Jackets?

What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?

Candidates spar on tax cuts, ads
Cotton, Pryor clash on vote for arming Syrians
Rice industry donates to Rice Depot
Jobless rate inches up in August
Congress backs aid to rebels
CIA halts spying on European allies
Woods could hide suspected shooter
Recycling bin goes to Poinsett
Level 3 offender arrested on failure to register charge
Apartment residents report threat from men with gun
Jonesboro man accused of cashing fake checks
Mount Zion working toward Friends of Camp
Oklahoma judge throws out Ten Commandments lawsuit
Cardinals debate marriage before key meeting
County officials examine all options for shop
Two drug cases result in charges
Civic clubs can get work done, mayor says
Solar entrepreneurs hope to light Arkansas
Active Aging events set
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
Fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
France, U.S. uniting against Islamic State

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

'Ghostlight' proves Buckley not bound by Broadway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Underestimate Betty Buckley at your own peril. One man foolishly did while the singer and actress was starring as a mom in the TV series "Eight is Enough." Every six weeks or so, between shooting episodes in Los Angeles from 1977-81, . . .

Motown Records founder gets honor

DETROIT (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has been honored as part of a 3-day conference held to call on former Detroiters to help reshape the city's future. The Detroit Free Press reports Gordy on Thursday night received the inaugural Detroit . . .

September 2014