Out of the past 4/14/03

Monday, April 14, 2003

10 years ago: April 14, 1993

U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh has sided with former owners of Kem-Pest Laboratories in dispute with Environmental Protection Agency over cleanup of Kem-Pest Superfund site; Limbaugh Monday issued order to enforce consent decree reached in 1991 by EPA and family of Charles Knote, who owned Kem-Pest; family had contended that amendment to EPA's cleanup plan for site violated consent decree.

Cape Girardeau school board members aren't ready to take "no" for an answer; one week after voters rejected proposed $25 million bond issue and building fund levy hike, school board members yesterday talked of drawing up new capital improvements funding plan to submit to voters.

25 years ago: April 14, 1978

City councilman expressed great disappointment at poor turnout last night at public hearing at Common Pleas Courthouse to hear citizen comments on proposed bus transit system; only six private citizens showed up; and of three people testifying for record, including Edward L. Downs, attorney for only local taxi service, none spoke on behalf of service.

Union representatives of American Federation of Teachers met yesterday with members of Southeast Missouri State University faculty to discuss what they could expect if faculty were unionized.

50 years ago: April 14, 1953

Mayor Robert Davis of Charleston, Elmer Shrout, who is taking part in circulation of petitions to submit city manager plan to voters again in Cape Girardeau, and R.P. Smith, former city attorney and advocate of city commissioner form of government, took part in question-and-answer forum before Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Monday; panel discussed pros and cons of city manager form of government.

Three-day centennial celebration at St. Vincent's Church is set to begin Sunday, and activity-packed program will have as main events three solemn Masses, one to be celebrated each day of 100th anniversary observance; concluding Mass on Tuesday will be Pontifical High Mass, with Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter, D.D., as celebrant.

75 years ago: April 14, 1928

Articles of agreement and certificate of amendment of increase of stock of Rouse Construction Co. of Cape Girardeau have been filed for record at courthouse in Jackson; concern has increased its capital stock from $50,000 to $75,000; company was organized in November 1923 under its present name.

Mrs. George Patton, 33 S. Lorimier, is improving and enlarging her property at 43 S. Lorimier by erecting duplex apartment house out of a brick building; old building, which contains eight rooms, is being made over into building which will have two, five-room apartments; Hugo Pfisterer has contract for work.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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