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Today in History

Today is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
On this date:
In 1159,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Former FBI agent leaves legacy of love


Special to The Sun
George Stewart (center) poses for a snapshot with two other FBI agents near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in this undated photo.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — If ever there were two people who were meant to be together, George and Frieda Stewart were surely the ones.
Theirs was the type of love story popularized in film, and if

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Knighten provides spark in first start


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (center), finished with 368 yards of total offense in Saturday’s 37-10 season opening victory over Montana State at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Fredi Knighten was sought by Arkansas State for his unique ability to create and extend plays. In the first start of his career, Knighten demonstrated what he's all about. Knighten showed off his. . . more »

Which racket sport made its Olympic debut in 1992?

What was the name of the Philadelphia 76ers before they came to Philadelphia?

Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

Which Olympic sport is played with stones and brooms?

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

How much is a tennis ball supposed to weigh?

What connects the following athletes: runners Zola Budd and Bernard Lagat and basketball player Becky Hammon?


Rebels fire on border guard ship
Iraqi troops break siege of Shiite town
Israel: Gaza must rebuild, disarm
Report says juveniles institutionalized too long
Medical center opens neuroscience institute
El Dorado investing in revitalization plan
Police: 2 televisions stolen during break-in
Trial by Jury Dinner Party set at state park
Ferguson shooting could shift county exec race
Sheriff has passion for pen-making
Executives helping seniors with college
Ferguson flashpoint sparks national outrage
Intel chiefs flag militant threat
Earthquake aftershock shakes up Napa Valley
Rebels release 5 Lebanese troops
Atlantic City casino closes after 27 years

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

Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long . . .

Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. "We are keeping our fingers crossed," her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement, . . .


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