Out of the past 4/9/04

Friday, April 9, 2004

10 years ago: April 9, 1994

News media and other invited guests were given tour yesterday of new, five-story brick and glass Clinical Services Building, which houses Southeast Missouri Hospital's emergency services and outpatient surgery.

Space shuttle Endeavor, with Cape Girardeau County native Linda Godwin serving as payload commander, blasts off at dawn after being delayed twice earlier in week.

25 years ago: April 9, 1979

Resignation of Cape Girardeau County Coroner Cecil D. Stroder was announced over weekend.

Almost three weeks have passed since Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale appointed two members to Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, and state Sen. John C. Dennis says he still is undecided on whether he will endorse them.

50 years ago: April 9, 1954

City council issues proclamation and passes ordinance calling special election for May 11 to vote on question of recalling Mayor Manning P. Greer and Commissioner Roy Smith, as proposed in petitions sponsored by city firemen.

Kiwanis Club announces it has earmarked $1,500 for purchase of new playground equipment for four Cape Girardeau city parks.

75 years ago: April 9, 1929

M.V. Gregory of St. Louis, general traffic manager for Missouri Pacific lines, and C.C. Chapman of Poplar Bluff, superintendent of Missouri and Illinois division of railroad, are in Cape Girardeau looking over terminal sites of road and possible industrial locations along tracks.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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