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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 5, 1965, during the Vietnam War, "The CBS Evening News" sparked controversy as it aired a report by correspondent

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Future of downtown buildings uncertain

Keith Inman | The Sun
Wayne Masterson (left), retired Jonesboro fire chief, and Craig Davenport, chief fire marshal, stand in the shade Monday across Union Street from the fire-gutted Eden Spa & Boutique. Insurance adjusters are assessing whether to try to repair or demolish the historic building, which burned Thursday night and Friday.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesboro.com
JONESBORO — The future of two historic buildings on Union Street remains uncertain following a fire last week.
But owners of those buildings said Monday that their businesses will continue.

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ASU schedule should help RPI rating

File | The Sun
Arkansas State coach Brian Boyer instructs his team during a game against Troy in the Convocation Center in this file photo. ASU announced its non-conference women's basketball schedule, which features four NCAA Tournament teams, on Monday.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Brian Boyer understands the importance of the Ratings Percentage Index probably more than anyone, and he schedules for it. Last season, Arkansas State was the highest-ranked team in the RPI not. . . more »

Hutchinson suspends Medicaid terminations A3
Fiscal year begins with extra state revenue A3
Hearing set for teen in death of grandparents A3
Tax filing snags could jeopardize health aid B5
Stock market wavers between gains, losses B5
Fossil fuel price rout drops cost of energy B5
Debate shows Fox's pull in GOP campaign B8

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

Brad Paisley to mentor on 'Voice' with Blake Shelton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley is joining "The Voice" this season as an advisor to help fellow country singer Blake Shelton. Paisley will help Shelton mentor his contestants on Team Blake in the competition show that begins Sept. 21 . . .

Willis, Stewart, Lively among cast for Allen's next film

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively are among the stars of Woody Allen's next film. Allen announced the cast for his latest film Tuesday. The not-yet-titled movie will begin shooting this month in New York and Los Angeles. As . . .

August 2015