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100 years ago

Nov. 7, 1916

• Nine counts, charging violation of state laws and ordinances of the city of Argenta and with having been guilty of gross immorality, drunkenness in office and conduct unbecoming an officer, were preferred against James Gerlach, judge of the Argenta Municipal Court, and signed by all of the nine aldermen present at last night's adjourned meeting of the City Council. Alderman J. I. Lyons was the absent member.

50 years ago

Nov. 7, 1966

EL DORADO -- Winthrop Rockefeller said Sunday night he chose to run for governor as a Republican, even though he knew it would be more difficult than running as a Democrat, because of his strong belief in the value of a two-party system. Rockefeller made the remark on a 45-minute television panel discussion aired by KTVE. Both Rockefeller and his Democratic opponent, Jim Johnson, were invited to be questioned on the program but Johnson declined. An empty chair was reserved for him in case he changed his mind.

25 years ago

Nov. 7, 1991

• The North Little Rock City Council will consider a variety of proposals Tuesdays night, including a 5 percent salary increase for city employees and a controversial special use permit. The 7 p.m. session will begin with a public hearing on plans for 1992 federal Community Development Block Grant money. Mayor Patrick Henry Hays is proposing that the council amend this year's budget to include a 5 percent pay raise for all full-time city employees, retroactive to July 1.

10 years ago

Nov. 7, 2006

• An ombudsman for the state said Monday that he is concerned that quality nurses and other employees will be hard to hire and keep as state officials resume day-to-day control of the Alexander Youth Services Center after last week's firing of the private firm that had been running the facility. A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, the umbrella agency over the Youth Services Division, acknowledged that the transition would be challenging but said the youthful offenders living at the center are safe. The division is responsible for the center. "We are staffed out at the facility. We have nursing personnel. We have a nursing supervisor," said Julie Munsell. "Our primary concern was that the health and safety of the children was being taken care of, and we've been able to certainly manage that."

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