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100 YEARS AGO Dec. 8, 1918

■ Within the next few months the Sam Browne belts of com­mis­sioned of­fi­cers, over­seas caps and spi­ral leg­gins of the en­listed men will be­come a com­mon sight at Camp Pike and on the streets of Lit­tle Rock, the first contin­gents of men wear­ing the over­seas is­sue hav­ing ar­rived at Camp Pike this week. Over 200 ar­rived from Camp Dix, N. J., sev­eral days ago, and an ad­di­tional 600 came yesterday morn­ing from Camp Up­ton, N. Y., where they were un­der­go­ing fi­nal train­ing for em­barka­tion to for­eign ports. The men were orig­i­nally from the Re­place­ment Reg­i­ments at Camp Pike.


Dec. 8, 1968

■ John T. (Jack) Meri­wether, the city man­ager of Texarkana, will be Lit­tle Rock’s new city man­ager, Act­ing Lit­tle Rock City Man­ager Joseph C. Kemp an­nounced Satur­day. Kemp said the city had re­ceived a let­ter from Meri­wether ac­cept­ing the job, ef­fec­tive about Jan­uary 17. Lit­tle Rock has been with­out a city man­ager since Clif­ford W. O’Key re­signed his $23,500 post un­der pres­sure in Au­gust. Since that time Kemp, the city at­tor­ney, and E. Jack Mur­phy, the fi­nance di­rec­tor, have been act­ing city man­agers.

25 YEARS AGO Dec. 8, 1993

■ Owners of the Camelot Ho­tel say they want the city to take the prop­erty off their hands. Me­hta As­so­ciates Inc., owner of the ho­tel, an­nounced Tues­day that it can­not fol­low the re­or­ga­ni­za­tion plan it filed two weeks ago in bank­ruptcy court. Representatives of the com­pany told shocked mem­bers of the Advertising and Pro­mo­tion Com­mis­sion that Me­hta hopes to turn over the ho­tel to the city as soon as pos­si­ble. The com­mis­sion was to vote for or against the plan by Fri­day.


Dec. 8, 2008

■ Un­der a new plan be­ing con­sid­ered, the Junc­tion Bridge would re­main ac­ces­si­ble from the North Lit­tle Rock side when Lit­tle Rock be­gins ex­ca­vat­ing the land­mark for which the city is named next year, said Bil­lie Ann My­ers, chair­man of the Pu­laski County Bridge Fa­cil­i­ties Board. The board met late last month for a spe­cial meet­ing to dis­cuss keep­ing the Arkansas River cross­ing open while Lit­tle Rock works to un­cover the lit­tle rock for­ma­tion sup­port­ing the bridge’s south­ern foun­da­tion. The bridge opened in May and is pop­u­lar with pedes­tri­ans and bi­cy­clists. Ini­tially, the board was told the bridge would have to close for the con­struc­tion of the walk­way, which will ex­plain the rock for­ma­tion’s his­tory.

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