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Today in History

Today is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015. There are 223 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 22, 1915, the Lassen Peak volcano in Northern California exploded, devastating nearby areas but causing no deaths.

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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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8-year-old Ember remembered in Lynn

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Ember Strickland was an avid beauty pageant contestant and artist.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
LYNN — Periwinkle was ready to hop away, but Ember Strickland wouldn't have it.
The 8-year-old guided the family bunny through the yard, and out of danger. At one point the fury little animal

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Hawkins keeps A-State alive

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Arkansas State senior pitcher Chandler Hawkins goes through his windup during Thursday’s Sun Belt Conference tournament game against Georgia Southern in Troy, Ala. Hawkins pitched a career-high 7 2⁄3 innings and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts as the Red Wolves advanced with a 6-1 victory.

By Dan McDonald, Special to The Sun TROY, Ala. — Arkansas State knew it needed a big effort to keep its season alive, but the Red Wolves also knew they were facing the Sun Belt Conference's most free-swinging team. With that knowledge, there was. . . more »

Former jail guard gets sentencing delayed — A2
Prosecutor: IS group recruit threatened FBI — A2
Trade bill narrowly clears key Senate hurdle — A3
Fears mount over Palmyra as IS adds territory in Syria — A3
6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray — A5
VA hospital awaits decision — A5
After Waco, South Carolina prepares — A5
Couple's fight moves next door — A6
High beams get officer's attention — A6
Agribusiness scholarship endowed — A7
EU seeks to keep partnerships on track — A8
Ukrainian lawmakers end cooperation with Russia — A8
Democrats demand more money for Amtrak backlog — A9
Nixon papers shed new light — A9
Schoolmate charged in teenager's murder — B1
Gunman robs Kum & Go — B1
Hutchinson offers bond package — B2
Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show — B2

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

Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. David Rockefeller, the retired . . .

Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. After all, the ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his . . .

May 2015