Out of the past 2/1/04

Sunday, February 1, 2004

10 years ago: Feb. 1, 1994

Cape Girardeau Board of Education hopes to replace old buildings with new elementary classrooms, setting aside for now idea of middle school; at work session yesterday, board discussed building new elementary school and addition to Jefferson Elementary.

Bill Hopkins, women's gymnastics coach at Southeast Missouri State University, has filed for seat on Cape Gir-ardeau Board of Education.

25 years ago: Feb. 1, 1979

Several alleged recruitment violations in athletic department of Southeast Missouri State University have been brought to attention of National Collegiate Athletic Association, which has initiated official inquiry; alleged violations took place in men's basketball and track programs.

Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents approves student housing increase effective during 1980-81 school year; increase will add $100 per year to present room and board costs.

50 years ago: Feb. 1, 1954

Rollo E. Singleton, commissioner of Missouri Department of Agriculture, orders countywide quarantines of all dogs, cats and other pets in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties; action comes following two instances of rabies outbreaks, one in each county.

Two barges go aground off South Cape Girardeau as Mississippi River starts to drop again after brief rise during weekend.

75 years ago: Feb. 1, 1929

Destruction by fire of three-story brick building occupied by Kinder's Drug store and Dreamland confectionery has resulted in plans to erect new, two-story building on site; other structures in the Haarig District will also be improved.

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Group opposed to construction of spillway in this county to take care of floodwaters of Mississippi River have organized Mississippi County Anti-Floodway Association; George W. Kirk is president.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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