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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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