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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Fair open now through Saturday

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Shane Hunt waves at family and friends as he (from left), Chance Elder, 13, and Andrew Hunt, 12, ride the Cliffhanger on Monday at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair, which runs through Saturday.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — With a quick snip and applause, the 2014 Northeast Arkansas District Fair opened Monday to folks ready to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells.
On-hand for the multi-sensory

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ASU avoiding injury bug

Alan Diaz | AP
Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson walks on the sideline during the second half of last weekend’s game at Miami. The Red Wolves play Utah State on Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Aside from the usual nicks, bumps and bruises, Arkansas State escaped its 41-20 defeat at Miami relatively unscathed. At least in football terms, the Red Wolves did. New coach Blake Anderson. . . more »

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

How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

What year did Boston win their first NBA title?

Whose tennis serve was the fastest ever recorded?

What golfer's worst finish at the British Open from 1966 to 1980 was sixth?

Which team won 3 Superbowls in the 1990's?

Who was the first golfer since Jack Nicklaus to win eight PGA events his first six years on tour?

What is the standard width between goal posts?

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
Afghan suicide bomber kills three foreign troops
Pryor, Cotton tangle over each other's missed votes
State asks CDC to test for children's respiratory virus
Hutchinson raised more than Mike Ross in August
Arkansas officials request DNA test of skeleton
Attorney General McDaniel released from hospital
Minneapolis, St. Paul to host anti-terror slate
Officers hunt for suspect in police ambush
Stocks rise as investors await interest news
U.S. poverty rate falls; first time since 2006
Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
Speculation swirls over Fed rate hike verbiage

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

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev, of New York, as some social media users panned her use of a plastic . . .

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity. But who's listening to it? The answer is still . . .

September 2014