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by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | June 10, 2013 at 4:05 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO June 10, 1913

That a counterfeiter or a gang of counterfeiters once operated within the walls of the state penitentiary became apparent yesterday when seven counterfeit dollars and a ladle were found in an air vent in the old penitentiary building on the new state Capitol grounds by C.B. Probst, who is demolishing the structure. The counterfeit dollars are made of lead and although a blind man probably would not accept one, the coins evidently were made in molds manufactured by an expert. It is supposed the convict who made them melted a lock or a piece of plumbing in one of the cells and cast the metal in the molds.

50 YEARS AGO June 10, 1963

Rep. Hardy Croxton of Benton County, who has been critical of the Faubus administration, drew this comment from the governor this morning: “Never waste bear ammunition on rabbits.” Newsmen had asked the governor if he had anything in reply to some of Croxton’s criticisms. the governor said, “I am going to wait a while, and a while can be any length of time.”

25 YEARS AGO June 10, 1988

Those who spend Friday and Saturday nights cruising Geyer Springs Road are being warned. Municipal Judge William H. Watt announced Thursday that “young motorists clogging up Geyer Springs Road by cruising area establishments” may end up teething into “more trouble than they bargained for.” The judge said he will have “no tolerance” for those who return to his court after having received probation on earlier tickets. In addition, Watt is reinstituting the Southwest Litter Patrol. “That means getting up out of bed when you’d rather be sleeping, wearing an orange safety vest, and walking up and down the highway cleaning up under the supervision of certified law enforcement personnel,” he said.

10 YEARS AGO June 10, 2003

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced plans to add 16 lakes and parts of 11 rivers, streams and bayous to the list of polluted waters in Arkansas. Placing the waters on the list means the state will have to begin enforcing more-stringent environmental regulations. As required by the Clean Water Act, the state Department of Environmental Quality last year identified 60 polluted lakes, rivers and streams. In six of the lakes, EPA officials were concerned about the amount of mercury found in fish. One of those lakes, Lake Winona, is the source of Little Rock’s drinking water.

Arkansas, Pages 12 on 06/10/2013

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