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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DEATHS -

100 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1917

BIG FLAT — The Rories, three blind brothers who live near this place, have just com­pleted the in­stal­la­tion of a broom-mak­ing fac­tory. They raise and make the broom core into brooms.

50 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1967

Gov­er­nor Rock­e­feller pro­vided the state Gov­ern­men­tal Ef­fi­ciency Study Com­mis­sion with $15,000 from his emer­gency fund as a sub­sti­tute for the leg­isla­tive ap­pro­pri­a­tion to the Com­mis­sion. Ge­orge Wild­gen, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Com­mis­sion, said that leg­isla­tive re­stric­tions on the $15,000 ap­pro­pri­a­tion made it im­prac­ti­cal for the com­mis­sion to use it. The money pri­mar­ily was for Com­mis­sion ex­penses. The $15,000 will be used to pay for con­sult­ing work, print­ing and al­lied ex­penses, Wild­gen said.

25 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1992

Lit­tle Rock School Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Mac Bernd and his staff will ex­plore ways to pre­serve plans for an aero­space mag­net high school in prepa­ra­tion for a school board meet­ing on the is­sue. School board mem­bers, who met for more than 3½ hours, said they were con­cerned about the cost. And they ques­tioned whether new high school space is needed. The school, as cur­rently pro­posed, would house grades seven through 12 and would be con­nected to an avi­a­tion mu­seum on prop­erty ad­ja­cent to the Lit­tle Rock Re­gional Air­port.

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 2007

Pu­laski County em­ploy­ees cheered bud­get of­fi­cials when they voted Tues­day to send to the full Quo­rum Court a 2008 bud­get pro­posal that in­cludes a 3 per­cent pay-grade in­crease and a 2 per­cent cost-of-liv­ing in­crease for the nearly 1,200 county em­ploy­ees. The $54.76 mil­lion bud­get also in­cludes $24,000 to in­crease pay for the county’s three coroners as well as money for 800 beds at the county jail. If the Quo­rum Court ap­proves the bud­get at its Nov. 27 meet­ing, this will be the first time in 11 years the county has com­pleted its bud­get in November, Pu­laski County Comp­trol­ler Mike Hutchens said. “I’d say y’all made a big jump on where you need go to,” he said, com­pli­ment­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers. The pay in­crease for em­ploy­ees comes on the heels of a one-time, 3 per­cent “bonus” the Quo­rum Court ap­proved for full-time em­ploy­ees in Oc­to­ber. The one-time pay dis­burse­ment, to­tal­ing $778,226, came from per­son­nel bud­get funds that were ap­pro­pri­ated but never spent.

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