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Today in History

Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015. There are 248 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On April 27, 1865, in America's worst maritime disaster, the steamer Sultana, carrying freed Union prisoners of war, exploded

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Rahrle: A life of adventure, love, faith

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Bob Rahrle is shown at his home in December 2014.

By Cord Rapert, Sun Staff Writer, cord@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years." The family and friends of Bob Rahrle all agree that he led a full life. A life full

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A-State wins series on wild pitch

Hannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State’s Tim Seldomridge slides into home plate for the winning run Sunday before Appalachian State pitcher Caleb McCann can apply the tag. Seldomridge scored on an intentional walk wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Red Wolves a 7-6 victory.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State finally won a weekend series in Sun Belt Conference play. It took eight tries and one of the more bizarre finishes in recent memory, but it finally happened. ASU capped its. . . more »

MAPC to consider commercial rezoning — A2
Thousands rally to urge recognition of Armenian deaths — A2
Aftershocks terrify Nepal quake survivors — A3
Global quake response gears up — A3
Iran bill supporters swat away changes — A3
Steamboat disaster history forgot at Civil War's end — A5
Bentonville readies for inaugural film festival — A5
Towns continue tornado recovery — A5
Man sent to hospital after assault — A6
Family, friends mourn death of arrested man — A8
Ohio in minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage — A8
Corinthian to shut down all 28 remaining campuses — A8
Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race — A9
Israel: Airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants — A10
France detains 3 suspects in thwarted church attack — A10

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

Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. "It's amazing how time flies," Obama told those attending . . .

Toga! Toga! 'Animal House' cast holds Berkshires reunion

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Don't it make you wanna shout? Many cast members from the 1978 cult comedy classic "Animal House" and director John Landis are holding a reunion this weekend in the Berkshires. The reunion Saturday night at the Mahaiwe . . .

April 2015