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100 YEARS AGO July 29, 1917

■ An early start on prepa­ra­tions to en­ter­tain the Na­tional Edi­to­rial As­so­ci­a­tion in Lit­tle Rock and Hot Springs next May was taken at a meet­ing of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of both cities and mem­bers of the Arkansas Press As­so­ci­a­tion and Lit­tle Rock Press Club at the Ho­tel Mar­ion yes­ter­day. “One of the great­est pub­lic­ity projects ever taken in be­half of Arkansas,” was the way the com­ing con­ven­tion of news­pa­per men was char­ac­ter­ized by one of the speak­ers.

50 YEARS AGO July 29, 1967

PINE BLUFF — Dr. John A. Trice, su­per­in­ten­dent of the Pine Bluff schools, told the Arkansas Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil here Fri­day that the new sys­tem for dis­tribut­ing state aid to the schools was not work­ing and needed to be al­tered as soon as pos­si­ble. He urged the Coun­cil not to wait un­til the reg­u­lar ses­sion of the leg­is­la­ture in 1969 to work on a so­lu­tion. He re­quested an im­me­di­ate study and the Coun­cil au­tho­rized it. Sen­a­tor Knox Nel­son of Pine Bluff pro­posed the study, call­ing the leg­is­la­ture’s scrap­ping of the equal­iza­tion for­mula this year “a dras­tic de­par­ture.”

25 YEARS AGO July 29, 1992

■ The Arkansas State Po­lice have been in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Sher­wood An­i­mal Con­trol Depart­ment for pos­si­ble miss­ing funds and com­plaints of an­i­mals be­ing picked up out­side the city lim­its, of­fi­cials said Tues­day. Col. Tommy Good­win, Arkansas State Po­lice di­rec­tor, said Tues­day he couldn’t give com­plete de­tails be­cause the in­ves­ti­ga­tor who worked the case is on va­ca­tion this week. Sher­wood Mayor Jack Evans would not say how much is in ques­tion but said there were enough “dis­crep­an­cies” to war­rant an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

10 YEARS AGO July 29, 2007

EUREKA SPRINGS — The Wild One it was not. Hun­dreds of denim- and leather­clad Hell’s An­gels are ex­pected to roll their Har­leys out of this moun­tain town to­day af­ter a week’s stay. And they should leave be­hind few signs of their group’s sto­ried past. They hadn’t bro­ken bot­tles, brawled with ri­val bik­ers or even been kicked out of any bars as of late Satur­day. The es­ti­mated 300 to 400 mem­bers of the coun­try’s big­gest mo­tor­cy­cle club — and most no­to­ri­ous out­law biker gang — licked ice cream cones, bought ladies trin­kets at the his­toric down­town’s shops and gave wait­resses gen­er­ous tips.

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