100 YEARS AGO Nov. 15, 1917
The close of the third day of the Y.M.C.A. war work campaign brought reports of subscriptions of more than one-half of the original quota assigned the state, and the campaign directors said that prospects are bright for securing much more than the maximum goal of $202,000. The noonday luncheon yesterday was largely attended, and all the teams reported. Their aggregate was $8,538, compared with $5,832.50 for Tuesday, making the total for the city $14,370.50.
50 YEARS AGO Nov. 15, 1967
FORT SMITH — Dr. R. E. Crigler, chairman of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitorium board, said Tuesday that he would continue to recognize J. H. Myers of Black Rock as a Board member. He said that this meant he could not recognize John Sorensen of Little Rock, whom Governor Rockefeller tried to appoint to Myers’ position. An attorney general’s opinion issued Monday said that the governor could not remove a Board member by letter because statutes provided for ouster for cause only, and after a hearing.
25 YEARS AGO Nov. 15, 1992
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Police Department has announced a crackdown on youth gangs, which it blames for forcing the city’s robberies and thefts slightly above the national average. The crackdown will entail “aggressive enforcement” of related laws, surveillance using videotape, stopping and frisking suspicious people, legal vehicle stops and searches, and compiling computerized intelligence files documenting gang activities, membership and methods of operation, Hot Springs Police Chief Martin M. White Jr. said.
10 YEARS AGO Nov. 15, 2007
A North Little Rock man died early Wednesday, hours after he and his stepfather were shot during a robbery at the home where the stepfather sold soft drinks, snacks and Avon products. A police officer, who had been dispatched to “a robbery in progress,” was already on the scene when the shots were fired about 7:30 p.m. inside the small white house at 1903 W. Long 17th St. Shawn Bisbee, 30, was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, then transferred to Baptist Health in Little Rock. He died at 5:05 a.m.