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100 YEARS AGO Jan. 14, 1919

FORT SMITH — Be­liev­ing that the ne­ces­sity ceased with the sign­ing of the armistice, Mayor Arch Mon­roe to­day is­sued of­fi­cial no­tice that the sus­pen­sion of the or­di­nance pro­hibit­ing keep­ing of hogs in the city lim­its will ter­mi­nate April 1. The or­di­nance was sus­pended upon rec­om­men­da­tion of the Coun­cil of De­fense that ev­ery fam­ily keep one hog to elim­i­nate swill bar­rel waste and to in­crease the sup­ply of hogs. Mayor Mon­roe gave no­tice early so that own­ers can dis­pose of their hogs to ad­van­tage and san­i­tary con­di­tions may be re­stored be­fore the com­ing of hot weather.


Jan. 14, 1969

■ There are sup­posed to be some new traf­fic sig­nal lights at work this morn­ing some­where in Lit­tle Rock. Where and how many is in­for­ma­tion that couldn’t be ob­tained Mon­day at City Hall be­cause it had not been cleared with the city man­ager’s of­fice. The act­ing city man­agers, E. Jack Mur­phy and Joseph C. Kemp, laid down a rule Thurs­day that depart­ment heads, or other em­ploy­ees, were not to give out news about “pol­icy” mat­ters. They could tell re­porters about the “day-to-day op­er­a­tions of their de­part­ments and sta­tis­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion avail­able in their of­fices,” but ev­ery­thing else had to come from the city man­ager’s of­fice. Un­der that ter­mi­nol­ogy, the rule seemed to have city em­ploy­ees in­tim­i­dated Mon­day, afraid to talk about any­thing.

25 YEARS AGO Jan. 14, 1994

■ Bar­bra Streisand, the singer, ac­tress and friend of the Clin­ton fam­ily, has do­nated $200,000 to the Arkansas Can­cer Re­search Cen­ter to es­tab­lish a fund in mem­ory of Vir­ginia Kel­ley. The pres­i­dent’s mother, who died of breast can­cer a week ago, be­came a close friend of Streisand’s after last year’s pres­i­den­tial in­au­gu­ra­tion, said Dick Kel­ley, Vir­ginia Kel­ley’s hus­band. “Bar­bra Streisand is a won­der­ful lady,” Dick Kel­ley said at Thurs­day’s news con­fer­ence at the can­cer cen­ter an­nounc­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of the Vir­ginia Clin­ton Kel­ley Breast Can­cer Re­search and Ed­u­ca­tion Fund. “She is a gen­uine, down-to-earth, beau­ti­ful per­son. We’re proud and happy Bar­bra was able to do this,” Kel­ley said.

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 14, 2009

■ As an­other “kit­ten sea­son” ap­proaches, Lit­tle Rock wants to cut into the num­ber of tom­cats out on the prowl in a bid to re­duce the num­ber of un­wanted lit­ters. A pro­posed or­di­nance up for pub­lic de­bate tonight would re­quire pet own­ers to have their cats — male and fe­male — ster­il­ized and mi­crochipped if the an­i­mals have the propen­sity for wan­der­ing out­doors. “We have a ter­ri­ble cat overpopulation in the city,” said Tracy Roark, Lit­tle Rock’s an­i­mal ser­vices man­ager. “It has noth­ing to do with li­cens­ing. This [pro­posed or­di­nance] is more of try­ing to get a han­dle on the cat overpopulation and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of cats that we pick up, to see if any of these cats are owned.”

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