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100 years ago

Nov. 18, 1920

HOT SPRINGS -- At 9:45 o'clock tonight the case of the State of Arkansas against Tom Slaughter and Fulton Green, alleged bank robbers, charged with the murder of Deputy Sheriff Row Brown, went to the jury. Some time tonight, in all probability, the jury will reach a decision, but not until court has reconvened tomorrow morning will the verdict be known. Judge Scott Wood at 10 o'clock tonight, after a conference with military and civil officers following the retirement of the jury to consider its verdict, announced a recess of court until tomorrow morning.

50 years ago

Nov. 18, 1970

• Federal Judge Oren Harris ordered Tuesday the defiant Watson Chapel School District to implement a desegregation plan prepared by the Health, Education and Welfare Department by the start of the second semester in January. The judge said he had already given the School Board two opportunities to submit an acceptable plan for eliminating the dual school system and that it had failed both times to submit one that would meet constitutional standards. "The court has no alternative at this late date but to require the School District to operate under a lawful system," Judge Harris said.

25 years ago

Nov. 18, 1995

• Arkansans who import foxes and coyotes from other states to bait hound dogs in fenced enclosures called "fox pens" could find the intended quarry elusive in the future. On Monday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will consider a proposal at its monthly meeting in Batesville to ban such imports, which run the risk of transporting disease and parasites from other areas of the country into Arkansas. These health problems could be deadly to wildlife and domesticated cats and dogs in Arkansas as well as people, state officials said.

10 years ago

Nov. 18, 2010

• The governor does not have authority to call a special election to fill a state House of Representatives seat won by a dead man until the current living officeholder resigns, the attorney general said in an opinion released Wednesday. Rep. Rick Saunders, who holds the District 24 seat, said he wants to do the right thing but is worried that if he resigns now a special election won't be held in time for his district to be adequately represented in the legislative session that begins Jan. 10. Saunders, a Democrat from Hot Springs, has served almost three terms, the maximum number allowed by Arkansas' term-limits amendment.

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