100 YEARS AGO Feb. 17, 1917
Prohibition came to the fore again in the Senate yesterday. It started in the morning with the introduction of a bill by Senators Greathouse and Ponder, authors of the “bone dry” bill, permitting the shipment of alcohol for scientific, medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes under certain restrictions. In the afternoon it came up when a bill by Senator Jones, the object of which was to amend an old law governing city licenses to permit cities to tax non-resident vendors, but which prohibition leaders said would have endangered the effectiveness of the prohibition law was called up.
50 YEARS AGO Feb. 17, 1967
The city will begin installing traffic signals at three intersections on Sixty- fifth Street March 6, which means that Sixty-fifth will not be widened to four lanes and extended in the near future. Originally, the city had planned to signalize the intersections at the same time that Sixty-fifth was reconstructed, a project in the 1965 capital improvements bond program, Henry M. de Noble, director of the Department of Community Development, said Thursday.
25 YEARS AGO Feb. 17, 1992
Little Rock and North Little Rock are still about $250,000 short of raising the money needed to begin an innovative housing program that puts private dollars into inner city redevelopment. But officials with the New York City-based Local Initiatives Support Corp., the non-profit group that would oversee the program, are proceeding with the organization process. “Everyone feels very good about getting the money,” Dale Taylor, community development officer with First Commercial Bank in Little Rock, said last week. “We’ve set mid-March as our goal.”
10 YEARS AGO Feb. 17, 2007
Demolition of Cabot Junior High North began this week after the Cabot School District negotiated a final $ 10 million settlement with its insurance company, nearly six months after an Aug. 10 fire destroyed the school, Superintendent Frank Holman said. School officials will turn their attention to design possibilities, and hope to put the rebuilding project out for bid in May, Holman said. That would put the district on target for a fall 2008 opening of a new school. “The students and staff have a great attitude,” the superintendent said. “They have just been tremendous about what has been going on, and I know they are very excited about finally getting the settlement.”