Out of the past 4/1/04

Thursday, April 1, 2004

10 years ago: April 1, 1994

Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents hiked tuition Thursday and approved other fee changes while holding line on room charges for 1995 fiscal year.

Five Cape Girardeau educators have been selected as first Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year; honorees are Carol Reimann, Tammy Sue Brotherton, Joseph "Bud" Thompson, Marjorie Engleman and Sister Mary Ann Fischer.

25 years ago: April 1, 1979

Mississippi River is expected to crest today, before beginning gradual fall through Tuesday; revised river stage prediction is for river to crest here at 39.8 feet, two-tenths of a foot higher than had been earlier predicted.

Melvin Porter, on scoring exhibition in AAU Ozark Association Preliminary basketball tournament finals, drills 51 points to pace Mirly Truckers to 127-68 triumph over Cape 76ers in boys 15-16-year-old division.

50 years ago: April 1, 1954

Two men, reportedly representing government agency, spent some time yesterday inspecting exterior of old Common Pleas Courthouse; no explanation of purpose of visit, which aroused considerable curiosity, was made.

City's department of public works is making considerable improvements in Missouri Park so it can be utilized by public; among other work, crew is cutting road through area from Park Drive to road beside Old Lorimier Cemetery.

75 years ago: April 1, 1929

Cape Girardeau residents are cleaning up after last night's wind and electrical storm; members of Andy Wildes family escaped serious injury when their home on Perry Avenue was struck by lightning.

New flood which may send Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau back to its previous high mark of week ago is forecast in warning issued by weather bureau.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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