Out of the past 5/22/04

Saturday, May 22, 2004

10 years ago: May 22, 1994

As Cape Girardeau police officer Danny Niswonger recovered in St. Louis hospital yesterday, fellow officers and members of Cape Girardeau Fire Department replaced roof on his home.

Bids from two outside contractors for Cape Girardeau trash pickup came in higher than city's proposed fee for solid waste service.

25 years ago: May 22, 1979

Southeast Missouri State University athletic department has been placed on one-year probation by National Collegiate Athletic Association as result of nine-month investigation into the recruiting practices of school's basketball and track programs.

James H. Estes, acting president of Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, says Dr. Arthur L. Mallory, state commissioner of education, won't be invited to attend next board meeting to break tie vote on regents' reorganization; Estes and Regent Elvis Mooney tied in vote on presidency of board.

50 years ago: May 22, 1954

State Highway Commission on June 1 will take over maintenance of four more existing roads in Cape Girardeau County, relieving county of cost of their upkeep.

Cape Girardeau Central High Tigers defeated Central High Red Wings of St. Louis 8-4 yesterday at Capaha Park in sectional baseball game; next Thursday, winners will meet winner of Normandy and Esther game to see which team enters state tournament May 26 through 28 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

75 years ago: May 22, 1929

ST. LOUIS -- Federal Judge Charles B. Davis denies application for injunction against government to prevent receiving of bids and awarding of contracts for construction of $44,000,000 flood-control project in Mississippi and New Madrid counties.

Frank King, 26, of Memphis, Tenn., is drowned in Mississippi River at foot of Broadway when he loses his balance and falls into stream from raft tied up to shore.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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