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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.”

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