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Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state as President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation. (In order to

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Caraway rebuilding slowly after tornado

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Sergio Herrea smooths out wet cement for a new sidewalk in downtown Caraway on Wednesday. The community is working to rebuild its downtown after a tornado destroyed several buildings exactly one year ago.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
CARAWAY — Transformers leader Optimus Prime will celebrate Halloween in Caraway tonight, exactly one year after an EF1 tornado swept through town.
Ashley Bupp said Optimus Prime — also known

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JHS seeks rare victory over Cabot

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro’s Lamar Haynes catches a 26-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of the Hurricane’s victory over Searcy last Friday at Cooksey-Johns Field. The Hurricane visits Cabot tonight.

By Cory Clark, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Since 1992 Jonesboro and Cabot have played almost every year on the football field. And since 1992, the Hurricane has only beaten the Panthers twice. The Hurricane will try to make it three wins tonight. . . more »

Considering that India has a population exeeding one billion people, how many gold medals did India win at the Beijing games of 2008?

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?

Which NASCAR driver is featured in Jay-Z's music video, "Show Me What You Got"?

In what year did the NFL require all teams to display the names of players on their jerseys?

What golfer's worst finish at the British Open from 1966 to 1980 was sixth?

Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?

Who scored the most points in a NBA game and how many?

Who is the leader in NBA team titles and how many?

Pentagon considering empowering Sunni tribes
Giants' World Series win turns violent
4 killed in Kansas airport plane crash
Efforts to negotiate with nurse hit snag
Justices mull rape-murder case
State high court denies appeal in murder case
Ex-Bono alderman's trial date scheduled
Out of the Dark Coalition meets
Sex offender gets 30 months for guilty plea
Kum & Go settles disabilities lawsuit
First presidential debate in works for GOP
Mississippi County landfill in state of urgency
Police accuse caregiver of stealing cash from patient
Four candidates vie to be Hoxie's next mayor
Proposed raise cut from budget
DAV grant to aid ASU's Beck PRIDE Center vets
Jonesboro B&PW recognizes Women of the Year
Pryor, Cotton reach outside party strongholds
Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
Jerusalem holy site closed after shooting

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

Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for . . .

Knight to stay in Vegas jail through weekend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music figure Marion "Suge" Knight had a Las Vegas traffic warrant reduced to a parking ticket on Thursday, but was returned in custody to the Clark County jail to await a Monday extradition hearing in a California robbery case. Las . . .

October 2014