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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 25, 1917

■ JONES­BORO — Branville and Granville Nutt, stu­dents at the State Agri­cul­tural School for the past three years, and twin broth­ers who have never been sep­a­rated, to­day en­listed in the United States army. Both were se­lected in draft draw­ing and, fear­ing that they might be­come sep­a­rated, de­cided to join Un­cle Sam’s reg­u­lar forces.

50 YEARS AGO July 25, 1967

■ State Sen­a­tor Joe Ford of Lit­tle Rock said that he fa­vored the pro­posed merger of Lit­tle Rock Univer­sity into the Univer­sity of Arkansas be­cause it was in step with the pop­u­la­tion shift to­ward Cen­tral Arkansas. Ford said the last state-sup­ported Col­lege was formed in 1907. In the 60 years since, the cen­ter of pop­u­la­tion has moved to Lit­tle Rock and there is now a need for a cen­trally-lo­cated state col­lege, he said.

25 YEARS AGO July 25, 1992

■ About 100 uni­formed po­lice of­fi­cers and 10 de­tec­tives will oc­cupy part of the new South­west Lit­tle Rock Com­mu­nity Com­plex at 6501 Base Line Road when it opens in April 1993, city of­fi­cials an­nounced. A recre­ation build­ing ad­ja­cent to the new po­lice precinct will be opened three months later, round­ing out the project, Mayor Sharon Priest said at a ground­break­ing cer­e­mony at the site, about two blocks west of Geyer Springs Road. The $2.65 mil­lion project paid for through a 1987 bond is­sue, will be “the safest park in the com­mu­nity,” Bill Bun­ten, di­rec­tor of the city’s Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment, said.

10 YEARS AGO July 25, 2007

■ The tu­ber­cu­lo­sis pa­tient who de­fied a med­i­cal iso­la­tion order and was on the run for 17 days be­fore be­ing cap­tured was re­leased from a Lit­tle Rock hos­pi­tal and charged in con­nec­tion with the theft of two cars dur­ing his es­cape. Doc­tors have de­ter­mined that Franklin Green­wood has ac­tive tu­ber­cu­lo­sis but was not con­ta­gious dur­ing his time on the run. Green­wood, 50, broke out of a third-floor win­dow at UAMS on July 1 be­fore the ne­c­es­sary tests were com­pleted. The Pu­laski County sher­iff’s of­fice cap­tured him July 17 and re­turned him by am­bu­lance to UAMS. Sher­iff’s deputies served Green­wood with a war­rant at the hos­pi­tal, charg­ing him with two counts of theft by re­ceiv­ing, a Class B felony. Green­wood is cur­rently tak­ing five tu­ber­cu­lo­sis drugs and will be on med­i­ca­tions for at least six months and pos­si­bly as long as two years. He is be­ing held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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