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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1917

ARKADEL­PHIA — N.R. Franklin, a farmer living near Gum Springs, was shot and dan­ger­ously wounded by an uniden­ti­fied man about 9 o’clock last night, while Mr. Franklin was sit­ting in his home. He was just get­ting ready to re­tire for the night when the would-be as­sas­sin fired one shot through an open win­dow. The bul­let lodged in Mr. Franklin’s left thigh. Dr. W. T. Row­land was called to at­tend the wounded man and al­though pro­nounc­ing his con­di­tion se­ri­ous, be­lieves he will re­cover.

50 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1967

PINE BLUFF — Fed­eral, state, county, and city law en­force­ment of­fi­cers Tues­day con­tin­ued their in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the $22,000 rob­bery of the Broad­moor Branch of the Na­tional Bank of Com­merce here Mon­day af­ter­noon. A lone gun­man took a taxi­cab to the branch and told a woman teller to place the money in a shop­ping bag. The man then forced the cab driver at gun­point to take him to a res­i­den­tial sec­tion, where he made his es­cape, po­lice said. A spokesman for the FBI said here Tues­day there had been no new de­vel­op­ments.

25 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1992

FAYET­TEVILLE — Four years after a fed­eral court or­dered Wash­ing­ton County to pro­vide a more ap­pro­pri­ate ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion unit, the county still has not done so. A class-ac­tion law­suit filed Jan. 13, 1988, in fed­eral court at Fayet­teville was set­tled seven months later after the county agreed to find a more ap­pro­pri­ate den­ti­tion unit for ju­ve­niles. To date, plans have been ap­proved for a new 16bed unit, but the county has ac­quired less than half the money needed for con­struc­tion. “I knew it wasn’t go­ing to hap­pen in six months, but I fully an­tic­i­pated it would be done in four years,” at­tor­ney Jen­nif­fer Mor­ris Ho­ran said re­cently.

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 2007

■ Six black stu­dents’ largely for­got­ten at­tempt to in­te­grate North Lit­tle Rock High School in 1957 will get its own trib­ute next month in con­junc­tion with the 50th an­niver­sary of Lit­tle Rock Cen­tral High’s in­te­gra­tion. Plans for the ob­ser­vance of North Lit­tle Rock’s role in the 1957 school in­te­gra­tion ef­forts are still being for­mal­ized, and a date hasn’t yet been estab­lished, said state Sen. Tracy Steele, D-North Lit­tle Rock. The most prom­i­nent ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing Cen­tral High’s an­niver­sary ob­ser­vance will be Sept. 20-25.

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