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Today in History

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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June debris removed; July debris remains

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Rodney Hampton, a worker for Garland Enterprise, maintains the fire burning what is left of the debris from the June windstorm.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The private contractor completed debris removal from the June 5 windstorm and has left town. Now, city sanitation department crews are stepping up their efforts to pick up debris from

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Red Wolves unfamiliar with Bobcats

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson says Montana State, the Red Wolves' season-opening opponent Saturday, is similar to ASU in many ways.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State has a reasonable idea what to expect in its season opener. But, as with many FCS opponents, there's also a reasonable quantity of the unknown that has the Red Wolves doing a little. . . more »

What NFL team once had Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Maureen Reagan and Danny Thomas on its advisory board?

What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?

How many cars get to start at the Indianapolis 500?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

Who's second to Sam Snead in PGA Tour wins?

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?

What did a Buffalo fan hit Chuck Foreman in the eye with during a game, ending his chance of winning the NFC rushing title in 1975?

Ukraine's coast battle heats up
Obama crafts excuse for immigration steps
Israeli premier, Hamas declare Gaza victory
Mother begs for journalist son's release from Syria
Missouri: New public safety director named
Defense rests in ex-governor corruption trial
Shiite rebels are warned over show of force
Police investigate multiple thefts
Jonesboro couple charged with felony theft by receiving
Shooting by girl stirs gun debate
Convictions overturned in Amish hair attacks
BIC sets 3rd meeting on millage proposal
Microlenders make impact
State labor force shrinks except here

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

Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that Fallon will . . .

Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in D.C.

NEW YORK (AP) — He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing. Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will take time out from filming the third season of the Netflix hit . . .

August 2014