Out of the past 3/31/04

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

10 years ago: March 31, 1994

Southeast Missouri State University is considering expanding its Bootheel Education Consortium agreement with Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Dennis Ziegenhorn, who recently announced he won't seek another two-year term in Missouri House, has decided not to challenge 8th District U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson for his seat.

25 years ago: March 31, 1979

Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges is seeking additional information in its investigation into political activities of Scott County Circuit Judge Lloyd G. Briggs of Sikeston; investigation has been stepped up in view of Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale appointing Briggs judge of 33rd Judicial Circuit March 14.

Consulting administrator of St. Francis Medical Center, Sister M. Virgilia Beikler, O.S.F., has been selected to receive 1979 Post Master's Alumni Award for outstanding service from Marquette University College of Nursing.

50 years ago: March 31, 1954

Curfew for Cape Girardeau teenagers has been given overwhelming approval in poll taken by pupils at St. Mary's High School.

Orpheum Theater building, in which first color movies and first talking pictures in Cape Girardeau were shown, has been purchased by Lester Rhodes from Fox Theater interests and will be converted to business use.

75 years ago: March 31, 1929

In perfect weather, Girardeans observe Easter in temperature that almost does credit to mid-summer; mercury during afternoon reaches 80 and continues high until late in night.

Dozens of people are injured, some seriously, and buildings are demolished in storm of tornado intensity which sweeps through portions of Southeast Missouri district during night.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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