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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, where he

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Petition for alcohol short on signatures


Dustin Azlin | The Sun
Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday (right) and Deputy Clerk Derrick Palmer take one last look at a petition before numbers were releaseed Monday afternoon. The group pushing for a retail alcohol ballot intiative in the county didn’t gather enough names on petitions and must seek more names by July 31.

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — The group pushing for a ballot initiative to allow retail alcohol sales in Craighead County came up short on petition signatures and has less than two weeks to collect the rest.
The group organizing the

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Lee leads A-State’s All-SBC selections


G.M. Andrews | AP
Arkansas State linebacker Qushaun Lee relays a defensive signal before a play during the Red Wolves’ GoDaddy Bowl victory over Ball State in January. Lee was announced as the Sun Belt Conference preseason Defensive Player of the Year on Monday.

NEW ORLEANS — Senior linebacker Qushaun Lee was named preseason Defensive Player of the Year as Arkansas State had a league-best 11 selections on the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football team announced Monday. Picked second in the Sun Belt. . . more »

Who was the first tennis player from an Iron Curtin country to win the United States Open?

London hosts/hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. In which previous years have London hosted the games?

What Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL football record book in 1983?

Who averaged the most points in a NBA game through a season and how many?

What colours make up the Olympic rings?

The NBA logo is patterned after what player?

The first disabled athlete to compete in the Olympic Games was American George Eyser in 1904, he had one artificial leg. In which event did he compete?

Where does the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race occur?


One arrested in soldier deaths
Rebels release train with bodies
Gay, transgender workers gain U.S. protection for jobs
Afghanistan vet receives Medal of Honor
Israeli mood darkens amid rising casualties
Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners
Police want more security footage frames
Microsoft designing to future
Casino closings offer far-reaching pain
U.S. stocks start week with loss
Oil prices rise above $104; natural gas sinks

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

ABC's Paula Faris gets weekend anchor job

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Faris is replacing the departing Bianna Golodryga as the news anchor on the weekend edition of "Good Morning America." ABC News said Monday that Faris will start Aug. 8. The "World News Now" anchor joined the network in 2012 from . . .

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the . . .


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