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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

100 YEARS AGO Aug. 8, 1917

■ Every time a Trav­eler pitcher wins a cou­ple of games, some­body bobs up with a claim on him. Senor Emilio Palmero has been show­ing con­sid­er­able class since join­ing the Lit­tle Rock club and the in­evitable has hap­pened — the senor is wanted else­where. He is wanted by his Un­cle Sam for ser­vice in the new army that is to lick the au­toc­racy out of Ger­many. The chances are that our ven­er­a­ble un­cle will be dis­ap­pointed, for Emilio is not a ci­ti­zen of the United States.

50 YEARS AGO Aug. 8, 1967

■ Three Univer­sity of Arkansas fac­ulty mem­bers started field work this week on the na­tion’s first project to find out how ci­ties can make them­selves more beau­ti­ful through lo­cal codes and or­di­nances. William S. Bon­ner, head of the U of A City Plan­ning Di­vi­sion and ad­min­is­tra­tor of the project, said it is be­ing fi­nanced by a $41,850 grant from the fed­eral Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment. The three ci­ties to be used in the pi­lot study are Rogers, Over­land Park, Kan., and Spring­field, Mo.

25 YEARS AGO Aug. 8, 1992

■ Up to 150 chil­dren may ride safer thanks to a Pu­laski County pro­gram that makes child safety seats avail­able to fam­i­lies at min­i­mal cost. County Judge Buddy Villines an­nounced the pro­gram at the county’s Cen­tral Health Unit. With a grant from the state High­way and Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment, the state Health Depart­ment awarded the county 150 car seats to be leased. Re­cip­i­ents will pay a $3 de­posit and a $10 yearly fee. Spon­sors are be­ing sought for those who can­not af­ford the de­posit or lease. The seats will be dis­trib­uted by the Cen­tral Pu­laski, North Lit­tle Rock and Jack­sonville health units.

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 8, 2007

■ Two agen­cies are team­ing up to pro­mote pub­lic tran­sit and com­bat air pol­lu­tion by of­fer­ing free bus rides. Fares will still be charged on para­tran­sit buses and River Rail street­cars. “When we re­duce the num­ber of ve­hi­cles on the roads, we re­duce the num­ber of pol­lu­tants in the air,” Metro­plan Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Jim McKen­zie said in a state­ment. Ozone Ac­tion Days Steer­ing Com­mit­tee and Cen­tral Arkansas Tran­sit Au­thor­ity or­ga­nized Thurs­day’s “Ride the Bus to Work Free Day. “The com­mit­tee — made up of air-qual­ity ex­perts, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists and me­te­o­rol­o­gists — an­nu­ally fore­casts and re­ports ozone lev­els in cen­tral Arkansas.

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