Out of the past 9/28/04

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 28, 1994

Dry spell followed by damp, cloudy weather may have set stage for less-than-impressive fall foliage this year; but Carl H. Korns, horticulturist at Southeast Missouri State University, says this year's fall colors won't be a complete wash, with trees like maples, hickories and hackberries beginning to show color in mid-October.

Residents convey need for broader educational opportunities for older and minority students and expanded curriculum at strategic planning forum at Southeast Missouri State University.

25 years ago: Sept. 28, 1979

Thick fog over much of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois delays school buses in several districts and slows morning traffic to a crawl.

For first time since 1973, fall semester enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University failed to set new record; semester's student population is just 145 shy of last year's total.

50 years ago: Sept. 28, 1950

With fund drive ending in four days, tally of funds pledged for Southeast Missouri Hospital annex swells to $346,890.40; campaign's goal is $350,000.

State Department of Agriculture, in summary of its 1953 to 1954 drought emergency hay program, reports 973 Cape Girardeau County farmers purchased 403 cars of hay on which state paid $67,402.72 in transportation costs.

75 years ago: Sept. 28, 1929

Special Sparks circus train will arrive here tomorrow, and equipment will be set up during latter part of day on lot at intersection of West Broadway and Perry Avenue, in preparation for Monday's performances.

Frank Williams, 14, is newest yo-yo champion of Cape Girardeau; youngster spins toy 9,206 consecutive times, still well below record set several days ago by Sikeston youth at 10,018.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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