Out of the past 2/19/04

Thursday, February 19, 2004

10 years ago: Feb. 19, 1994

Six more men with ties to Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity have been arrested on misdemeanor hazing charge stemming from beating of five pledges; authorities say more arrests may be made; in all, 13 men have been arrested since Wednesday in investigation prompted by death of 25-year-old Southeast Missouri State University student Michael Davis.

Lady Luck Gaming Corp. officials earlier this week expressed fears that process to select riverboat casino operator in Cape Girardeau would unfairly enable its competition to expand its proposal.

25 years ago: Feb. 19, 1979

Brenda Shannon was honored Saturday by Knights of Columbus Auxiliary as Outstanding Woman of the year; making presentation was last year's winner, Frieda Seyer.

Cape Girardeau Police Department has been certified by state as one of several training facilities under state's new minimum police training standards law.

50 years ago: Feb. 19, 1954

Final passage of ordinance setting up new voting wards has been postponed by city council, pending report by city clerk on petitions demanding recall election; petitions allegedly signed by 2,312 people seek election to recall office of Fire and Health Commissioner Roy Smith.

75 years ago: Feb. 19, 1929

Silas P. Lail, former insurance salesman, has been appointed city assessor by city council; he succeeds Henry J. Brinkopf, who had been assessor for number of years.

Severe sleet storm, starting early in morning, handicaps transportation in Southeast Missouri, as district receives belated attack of blizzard that struck others sections of Midwest yesterday.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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