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This article was published June 14, 2014 at 2:52 a.m.

100 years ago

June 14, 1914

COTTER -- A stubborn Jersey calf about four months old stopped the north-bound passenger train on the White river road yesterday between Calico Rock and Norfork. The calf was with its mother on the track as the train came along, and the cow ran off on the right of way but the calf started up the middle of the track. Persistent blowing of the whistle by the fireman had no effect. The train slowed down for it and proceeded slowly in its wake for a half a mile. The calf became exhausted and staggered ... and the train came to a dead stop. The fireman climbed down out of his cab and caught the calf and dragged it off to one side and held it until the engine passed.

50 years ago

June 14, 1964

• The Arkansas Free Enterprise Association Saturday agreed with the head of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission that Arkansas' right-to-work law should be kept. Col. Carl Hinkle, director of the AIDC, was quoted as saying at Pine Bluff last week, "For God's sake, let's keep that thing (the right-to-work law) in effect." Hinkle said the law was not antiunion but it guaranteed no one would be forced to join the union. "It gives the worker the right to decide," he said.

25 years ago

June 14, 1989

HOT SPRINGS -- The state AFL-CIO got a preview Tuesday of how Gov. Bill Clinton might run a race for re-election in 1990 against Rep. Tommy Robinson, D-Ark. The strategy? Insist that you've got the facts and that all the other guy has is opinions. "When you're governor, if you're not careful and you tell everybody what they want to hear, you can wind up having a house of cards come crashing down on you," Clinton said, referring to Robinson. Clinton expressed irritation throughout his 30-minute address with those who "poor-mouth" the state's progress in education and economic development over the last 10 years. And his most stinging remarks were clearly reserved for the congressman.

10 years ago

June 14, 2004

• River Rail will run separate routes on each side of the Arkansas River with one streetcar changing to cover both sides on peak business and tourist days, a CATA operations proposal outlines. The split routes would put one of the $800,000 electric streetcars on a "south" route for Little Rock's convention hotel and River Market areas. A "north" route would run in North Little Rock and connect to the capital city by crossing the Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River.

Metro on 06/14/2014

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