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Today in History

Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a "Washateria") was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four

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Public Affairs Calendar

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$500,000 bond set for OB-GYN


Rob Holt | The Sun
Dr. Paul Becton Jr. (left), an obstetrician-gynecologist of Paragould, is escorted by a Greene County sheriff's deputy from the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould on Thursday after a probable cause hearing.

By Michael Wilkey, Sun Staff Writer, mwilkey@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — A doctor accused of photographing one of his female patients while she was undressed appeared Thursday before a judge for a probable cause hearing.
A $500,000 bond was set for

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Red Wolves set for spring game


Rob Holt | The Sun
Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson (center) talks to players during the Red Wolves’ April 11 practice at Centennial Bank Stadium. ASU will conduct its spring game tonight.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Head coach Blake Anderson is keeping the first team together for Arkansas State's spring football game. ASU's No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense, plus a few substitutes, will comprise the Black team in. . . more »

Who had the most rushing yards in the NFL for the 1980s?

What golfer ended nine years of final-round frustration by winning the 1996 Memorial Tournament?

What is the most points scored in an NBA game and by what team?

Who was the first NFl quarterback to pass for 4000 yards in a season?

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?

True or False. Jo Jo White made the top 50 NBA players of all time?

What is the longest NASCAR oval track?

Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?


Large pipe traps girl in ditch under water
Federal team investigates fatal blast
Gay marriage ban dispute heard
Group to mark battle anniversary
Court affirms murder conviction for man
Wal-Mart CEO gives $1 million to UA
Blackwater guard case in jeopardy
911 calls capture chaos after crash
Police arrest armed man after 3 days of threats
Capital murder case continued until September
Workshop aimed autism disorder awareness
Man charged in storage explosion
Miss NEA Pageant set
Chelsea Clinton expecting first child
Obama skeptical on Russia
President defending health law
Police enlist FBI to help in baby death case

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

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to . . .

Program featuring Hank Williams found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles . . .


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