Out of the past 6/17/04

Thursday, June 17, 2004

10 years ago: June 17, 1994

Cape Central Airways won't abide by second eviction notice sent from city of Cape Girardeau and will take matter to court; City attorney Warren Wells cites timelines of payments "and other matters that can't be discussed" as reasons why city wants to terminate its 12-year lease with Cape Central Airways.

Longtime Southeast Missouri State University employee has filed federal lawsuit contending she wasn't hired as director of Campus Assistance Center because of her race.

25 years ago: June 17, 1979

David Upchurch, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Upchurch of Cape Girardeau, has been called to First Baptist Church of Belton to serve as minister of music and education; he will be ordained at Belton later this month.

Arena Park literally goes to dogs, when more than 800 canines, their owners and handlers gather for 41st All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trials.

50 years ago: June 17, 1954

Jackson school board has purchased four additional school buses for use in rural areas of the district; board has decided to transport children of Clippard and Schoenebeck schools to Fruitland, except for seventh and eighth graders.

Tractor-trailer loaded with 575 cases of eggs turns over on shoulder off Highway 61, two miles south of Benton; driver, John Moye of Tampa, Fla., swerves to avoid missing calf, and loses control of truck.

75 years ago: June 17, 1929

Police officer Robert Wilson, city's health officer, was shot and wounded Saturday night by man he sought to arrest; Wilson is in St. Francis Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds in his right hand, arm and shoulder.

George Fagan, 27, of Cape Girardeau, lineman for local Missouri Utilities Co., is severely burned on right hand, left arm and left leg, when pruning instrument he is using to trim trees at 134 S. Lorimier comes in contact with 13,000-volt electrical wire.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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