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100 years ago

April 10, 1919

• Maj. J. J. Harrison, who has been appointed by Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., as temporary state chairman of a proposed organization of war veterans, addressed the members and guests of the Lions' Club yesterday at the luncheon hour at the Hotel Marion. He was asked to tell something about the proposed "American Veterans' Legion," but he said only very sketchy ideas had been given out from headquarters as to details of the plan. "It will not be political in character," he said, "but it will be interested in politics, I am sure, and it will exert a tremendous political influence, for I think we are going have ex-soldiers running the world for the next generation or two."

50 years ago

April 10, 1969

• Governor Rockefeller conceded Wednesday that his $100 million tax program was dead in this regular legislative session but pledged to present his entire package again in a special session. Mr. Rockefeller, who has maintained some optimism for his program in the closing weeks of the extended session, which has now gone through 87 days, said he did not anticipate that the legislature would adopt much more of his program after a recess.

25 years ago

April 10, 1994

• Arkansas Republicans are rejoicing at the largest number of GOP legislative candidates in this century. Leaders of the state's dominant Democratic Party, meanwhile, have adopted a wait-and-see attitude in the face of talk about a Republican resurgence. There are 58 GOP legislative candidates -- 45 in the House and 13 in the Senate. The 135-member Legislature contains 15 Republicans -- 10 in the House and five in the Senate. Even the Rockefeller era of the late 1960s didn't see as many Republicans filing for office, GOP Chairman Asa Hutchinson of Fort Smith said last week.

10 years ago

April 10, 2009

• The clouds hanging over opening night at Dickey-Stephens Park had nothing to do with the weather Thursday in North Little Rock. The Arkansas Travelers, Class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, mourned the loss of Angels pitcher and former Traveler Nick Adenhart, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in California early Thursday morning. "Shocking is the word that describes it," said third-year Travelers Manager Bobby Magallanes, who managed Adenhart at Arkansas in 2007. "I can't believe this really is true and it really has happened. But it's reality, and once reality hits, it starts hurting. And we're hurt. We're saddened by this loss."

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