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100 years ago

Nov. 30, 1918

• Charged with violations of the Harrison act and having with them at the time of their arrest 640 bottle of cocaine and morphine in their possession purchased from a Little Rock drug firm at some price between $1,200 and $1,500 and valued at $12,000 to $15,000 at retail bootlegging rates, Mrs. Jessie Cannoy and Mrs. Pearl Hunt were arraigned before W.S. Allen, United States Commissioner, yesterday afternoon. The name of the firm selling the drugs is withheld for the present.

50 years ago

Nov. 30, 1968

• The Army Engineers said Friday that they would construct a 3,000 foot levee east of Ozark to prevent the Dodgen turkey processing plant from being inundated by the Ozark Reservoir on the Arkansas River. The project is expected to cost about $250,000. The Engineers said that an economic study showed that it would be less expensive to construct the levee than to acquire the processing plant.

25 years ago

Nov. 30, 1993

• Neighbors who are suing Mitzi and Jennings Osborne over their Christmas lights display described it Monday as "wretched excess" that has ruined their holiday season. Pulaski County Chancellor Ellen Brantley is being asked to declare the display a public nuisance and to issue an order limiting its size. The trial began Monday and is expected to last all week. The display at 4 Robinwood Drive grew to 1.6 million red lights last year and is expanding this year. "The complaint is grossly exaggerated," [Sam] Perroni [Osborne attorney] responded, noting that the risk of injury is "inconsequential at best," that the display hasn't led to property damage, and that traffic slows, but doesn't increase in volume when the lights are activated. He cited the Osbornes' rights to freedom of religion and expression, and he pointed out that the Osbornes voluntarily limited the hours of the display last year.

10 years ago

Nov. 30, 2008

• A convicted Little Rock killer's six-year effort to win a new trial -- 30 years after he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a pioneering black veterinarian -- is about to come to a close, but in a way no one expected. The evidence 61-year-old Eugene I. Pitts hopes will clear him of capital murder -- a /10-inch strand of hair -- has been lost. ... Pulaski County Circuit Judge Willard Proctor Jr. will decide sometime in the next few weeks, although he's indicated the law appears to provide few remedies for the situation.

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