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This article was published August 6, 2014 at 4:16 a.m.

100 years ago

Aug. 6, 1914

MOUNTAIN HOME -- Aunt Mary Littlefield, 76 years old, the wealthiest woman in Baxter county, says that she is going to buy an automobile. If she does it will be the only car in town owned by a local person. Aunt Mary decided to buy a car after the picnic last week. Several cars were here from West Plains, Mo., and other places, and after riding in them she decided that after all it was the easiest and most comfortable mode of transportation. She says she will not try to drive the car herself, but will get some man to run it for her.

50 years ago

Aug. 6, 1964

HOT SPRINGS -- Gubernatorial candidate Winthrop Rockefeller is plagued by troubles with a new campaign bus he bought in his drive to unseat Democratic incumbent Gov. Faubus. When a tire went flat on Rockefeller's first outing with the special bus, the crowd waited patiently. On a later outing, the air conditioning broke down and Rockefeller took to shirtsleeve politicking. Wednesday, there was trouble again and a group of teenagers decided to help Rockefeller. They started rattling cans under a sign "Pennies for Winnie's new bus." When Rockefeller finally arrived and saw his supporters, he grinned and muttered something about "transmission trouble."

25 years ago

Aug. 6, 1989

• More than two-thirds of the eating establishments in Arkansas have marginal or inadequate sanitation, the federal Food and Drug Administration projects in a new report. The report, based on inspections of 80 restaurants last summer, said 69 percent of the restaurants were below sanitation standards. The same restaurants surveyed by the FDA got significantly higher scores from inspectors at the state Heath Department. The average score by the FDA was 65 out of 100 while state sanitarians gave the establishments an average of 90.5 out of 100.

10 years ago

Aug. 6, 2004

• Some of the 124 street signs installed over the past few weeks misidentified the street they sought to name. Six signs on Capitol Avenue referred to the downtown artery as Capitol Street. The mistake was a minor glitch in the plan to eventually replace the city's 35,000 to 40,000 street signs, each one to be adorned with the city's nearly 30-year-old logo. "Clearly, Capitol Street does not exist," Assistant City Manager Bob Turner said Wednesday when told about the error by an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter. "We'll have to clear that up."

Metro on 08/06/2014

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