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100 YEARS AGO Feb. 11, 1919

RUSSELLVILLE– Miss Cantrell, head nurse at the Russellville in­fir­mary, was se­ri­ously burned and a pa­tient was in­jured when fire de­stroyed the in­fir­mary build­ing here last night. Miss Cantrell was burned while res­cu­ing pa­tients from the build­ing. The pa­tient was in the in­fir­mary with a bro­ken leg, which was mend­ing, but which he broke again when he jumped from a win­dow dur­ing the fire.

50 YEARS AGO

Feb. 11, 1969

■ Rep­re­sen­ta­tive J. B. Smith of Marianna in­tro­duced a res­o­lu­tion (HCR 21) Mon­day in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives ask­ing Gover­nor Rockefeller and Cor­rec­tion Com­mis­sioner C. Robert Sarver to re­in­stall the elec­tric chair at the Arkansas Pen­i­ten­tiary and “carry out ex­e­cu­tions of death sen­tences as re­quired by law.” The res­o­lu­tion said that if they didn’t do it they should “for­feit their of­fices for non­fea­sance or malfea­sance in of­fice.” Smith said the res­o­lu­tion was de­signed to re­mind Gover­nor Rockefeller that the leg­is­la­ture soundly de­feated a bill two years ago to re­peal the death penalty and thereby de­clared its in­ten­tion to keep it. He said it was the gover­nor’s duty un­der the law to set ex­e­cu­tions for those men who have com­pleted their ap­peals.

25 YEARS AGO

Feb. 11, 1994

■ The two Arkansas state troop­ers who claim they helped ar­range ex­tra­mar­tial af­fairs for then-Gov. Bill Clin­ton will hold a news con­fer­ence to­day to an­nounce the es­tab­lish­ment

of a “whistle­blower fund” for those who come for­ward with in­for­ma­tion about Clin­ton’s ac­tiv­i­ties. The troop­ers, Cpls. Larry and Roger Perry, also will pro­vide fur­ther “cor­rob­o­rat­ing in­for­ma­tion” to back up their claims, their at­tor­ney, Cliff Jack­son of Lit­tle Rock, said Thurs­day. That will in­clude an­other per­son with di­rect in­for­ma­tion about the al­leged in­ci­dents, Jack­son said… Jack­son said money con­trib­uted to the fund would “go to (re­place) in­come loss and other­wise ben­e­fit the whis­tle-blow­ers” who re­lease in­for­ma­tion about the pres­i­dent. 10 YEARS AGO

Feb. 11, 2009

■ Plans to de­mol­ish four his­toric build­ings in the 400 block of Main Street prompted a Lit­tle Rock city di­rec­tor Tues­day to call for a mora­to­rium on raz­ing the va­cant struc­tures, which are owned by com­pa­nies with ties to War­ren Stephens. Stephens’ 111 Cen­ter Street Part­ner­ship took out per­mits Mon­day to de­mol­ish 400, 406, 412 and 420 Main St. The ad­dresses in­clude the for­mer Wool­worth store, the site of a 1960s civil rights sitin, and build­ings that once housed Mont­gomery Ward and Kemp­ner Brothers Shoe Store in down­town’s hey­day. “I think ev­ery­body wants the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of the Main Street cor­ri­dor,” said at-large City Di­rec­tor Joan Ad­cock on Tues­day af­ter a city di­rec­tors’ agenda meet­ing. But Ad­cock doesn’t want any of the build­ings razed un­til the city knows what Stephens is go­ing to build in their place. At her re­quest, a res­o­lu­tion for a mora­to­rium was placed on Tues­day’s city board meet­ing agenda.

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