Out of the past 10/1/04

Friday, October 1, 2004

10 years ago: Oct. 1, 1994

Show Me Center director David Ross has never had a worse week in promoting entertainment events; both The Pointer Sisters concert, scheduled for Tuesday, and Kenny G concert, scheduled Oct. 13, have been canceled.

City of Cape Girardeau will have piled up debt of more than $100 million by next year, and most of it came during past decade.

25 years ago: Oct. 1, 1979

About 35 angry Leemon residents crowd into Cape Girardeau County courthouse demanding that Deja Vu massage parlor be closed down.

Defense attorneys in city of Cape Girardeau's annexation lawsuit continue questioning Public Works superintendent L.W. McDowell in effort to show that raw sewage is polluting creek which runs through Shawnee Park.

50 years ago: Oct. 1, 1954

The Southeast Missourian is announced as 1954 winner of newspaper community service award presented annually through Inland Daily Press Association by University of Missouri School of Journalism; award notes newspaper's 50-year efforts for diversified agriculture, preservation of landmarks, better rural homes and churches, better highways and bridges, modern street lighting, better utilities, adequate fire protection and other community campaigns.

In past 18 months, Cape Girardeau residents and those in immediate area have contributed $953,210 to three separate building funds: $308,000 for new Catholic high school, $465,210 for addition to Southeast Missouri Hospital and $180,000 for new Trinity Lutheran School.

75 years ago: Oct. 1, 1929

Sparks Circus brought a record crowd of Girardeans and people from the area to the big lot at West Broadway and Perry Avenue yesterday afternoon and evening.

Bad luck continues to dog the heels of the Teachers College Indians; within the past two days, the squad lost three more players to injuries.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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