Out of the past 6/2/03

Monday, June 2, 2003

10 years ago: June 2, 1993

For first time since early April, Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is below flood stage; but water woes inside East Cape Girardeau, Ill.-Clear Creek Levee District are expected to continue for at least another week or two; one-way traffic will remain in effect over part of water-covered Illinois Route 3 between Route 146 junction and Gale for another seven to 10 days.

Columbia, Mo. -- Notre Dame Bulldogs score two runs in top of seventh inning to march into Class 2A state championship game, beating Wright City 5-3; ace righthander Greg Rubel fires three-hitter at Wildcats in semifinal contest; Bulldogs will send lefty Tim Garner against Mansfield in tomorrow's title game at Simmons Field on University of Missouri-Columbia campus.

25 years ago: June 2, 1978

Cable television could be installed in 1,000 Cape Girardeau homes by September, official with Cape County Cable said yesterday; company president, Larry Hudson, explained that cable system can serve that number of subscribers without obtaining certificate of compliance from Federal Communications Commission; objections by Cape Girardeau and Paducah television stations have stalled Cape County Cable in its efforts to obtain certification.

Jack L. Oliver, 61, Cape Girardeau lawyer and for many years leader in Cape Girardeau civic and business affairs, dies unexpectedly in courtroom in St. Louis; Oliver hadn't been in good health past several years, but continued to practice law.

50 years ago: June 2, 1953

Loan bid of $19,700 for Broadway School property was rejected last night by school board, which ordered tract re-advertised for sale immediately; single offer came from Jessie Tow of Cape Girardeau; board member Walter H. Oberheide said bid was too low, and board would be criticized if it accepted the figure.

Cape Girardeau County's soaring traffic death toll this year has already passed total for entire year of 1952; in first five months of 1953, six people lost their lives on roads of county; there was only one death for same period last year; for all of 1952, total in county was five deaths.

75 years ago: June 2, 1928

Twenty property owners on North Spanish Street, between Mason and Mill streets, have filed remonstrance with city council objecting to paving of street; council several weeks ago ordered street improved; Police Judge Edward L. Drum, who with others signed remonstrance, says property owners of street are unable to bear cost of improvement at this time.

Drum and Bugle Corps of Louis K. Juden Post of American Legion will leave Sunday morning on goodwill tour of four Southeast Missouri towns; corps will visit Jackson, Perryville, St. Marys and Ste. Genevieve, before returning that evening.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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