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Today in History

Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National Park Act, which created America's 10th national

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Brookland school construction remains on track

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Third-grade students Caitlyn Compton (from left), Kaytlynn Davis and Emmauel Herera take notes in their geometry book during class Friday at Brookland Elementary School.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Weston Speir has only been in his new classroom at Brookland Elementary for one day, but he already has plans to take advantage of the extra space the room provides.

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Krzyzewski picks up 1,000th win

Kathy Willens | AP photo
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (center) celebrates with his players after his 1,000th career win, which came against St. John's at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday. Krzyzewski became the first men's coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins.

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the. . . more »

Which team won the first NBA title and what year?

What Pittsburgh Steelers great was the first wide receiver to be named super Bowl MVP?

Who is the All time NBA leader in rebounds?

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

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

Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004?

In what year did the NFL adopt the sudden-death overtime period? A. 1954 B. 1964 C. 1974 D. 1984

What Jets quarterback, asked if he preferred grass or Astroturf, replied: "I don't know, I never smoked Astroturf"?

Judge stays gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks A2
U.S. Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys A2
Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city A3
Obama to seek wilderness designation A3
'Death-qualified' juror search slows court cases A3
Greek radical left wins elections A5
Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' A5
Egypt: 15 killed in clashes between Islamists, police A5
IS hostage death video stuns Japan A5
FBI: Hunt continues for bomb threat suspect A8
Santa Ana winds leave many without power A8
President of NAACP urges pursuit of justice A8
'Potentially historic' storm en route to Northeast A9

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

Talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88. He died . . .

UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron

LONDON (AP) — British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone. Cameron ended the call . . .

January 2015