100 YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 1917
■ Charles E. Taylor Jr., son of Mayor Taylor, was arrested at his father’s office at 2:45 o’clock yesterday afternoon by Deputy United States Marshal C.W. Stegall, charged with failing to register under the selective draft act. Young Taylor was taken before United States Commissioner W.S. Allen for a hearing, which was deferred until Friday. He gave bond of $2,000, signed by C.J. Griffith and John W. Mast, and was released.
50 YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 1967 ■ FAYETTEVILLE — Dr. Fred J. Taylor, director of research at Northeastern State College in Oklahoma, has been appointed director of the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Taylor succeeds Dr. George L.B. Pratt, who recently resigned to become president of Arkansas Polytechnic College at Russellville. Dr. Taylor will compile data that can be utilized in decision-making at the University.
25 YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 1992
■ Spotting all the animals during a trip through the Little Rock Zoo can be a game of patience, its director says. “It’s like finding Waldo,” David Westbrook, zoo director, said last week during a personalized tour. “Some people have to work harder and take their time and look longer to find the animals,” Westbrook said. Nevertheless, there are changes under way at the zoo that could cause visitors to wonder whether there are animals at all in some exhibits. In some cases, because of relocation or ongoing renovations, familiar animals are no longer where they were.
10 YEARS AGO Aug. 10, 2007
■ Federal prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty for Antoine Demetrius Baker, a reputed Little Rock gang leader who faces a jury trial in the 2002 death of a man scheduled to testify against him in a robbery case. Baker, 28, who habitually disrupts his own hearings and trials in state court by yelling out comments, last year shouted to a Pulaski County Circuit judge that if a jury convicted him of murder, “I want the death penalty.” He didn’t face the death penalty in that case, heard in November 2006, but the jury convicted him of first-degree murder, for which he is serving a 50-year sentence.