100 YEARS AGO July 18, 1917
■ Mrs. Christian Lantz, 45, was instantly killed, and Elizabeth, 12, was badly stunned by lightning during a severe rain and electrical storm in the South Highland vicinity. Mrs. Lantz was standing on her front porch with the little Wright girl when the lightning struck a small oak tree immediately in front of the house. Mrs. Lantz was killed instantly and the little girl was hurled from the porch in an unconscious condition.
50 YEARS AGO July 18, 1967
■ St. Joseph’s Orphanage said that it might be hard pressed to continue even a curtailed school program because of a lack of teachers. The Orphanage school, hard hit by the shortage, announced that it was closing the seventh and eighth grades and that the kindergarten through the sixth grade classes would close after the 1967-68 school year.
25 YEARS AGO July 18, 1992
■ Sally Miller Perdue, the 1958 Miss Arkansas and a Republican loser in the 1984 Pine Bluff mayoral race, claimed during a syndicated talk show that she had a 3½ to 4 month sexual affair with Gov. Bill Clinton in late 1983. Perdue, 53, said on Sally Jessy Raphael’s taped talk show, that she and Clinton, 45, had never been seen together publicly. Perdue, who said she was attending college in St. Louis, added that only four people had known about the alleged affair at the time. One of those identified as a friend, Anna Lessenby, also appeared on the program, but said she had never seen Perdue and Clinton together. She also said that she would vote for Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.
10 YEARS AGO July 18, 2007
■ The woman charged by Little Rock police on Monday in a June homicide had been released from jail shortly before that killing occurred, according to court documents. Kanisha Adrow, 23, is charged with capital murder in the June 9 shooting death of Michael Osborne, 44. According to an arrest affidavit, several witnesses told detectives that Osborne had been trying to buy drugs when Adrow pointed a revolver at him and demanded his money. Two weeks earlier, Adrow was being held at the Pulaski County jail after Little Rock police charged her with residential burglary and theft, court records show. Because of a shortage of beds, Adrow was released from the jail on her own recognizance, despite not paying a bond.