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Stories of the Past: Sunday, January 14, 2001

January 13, 2001

50 years ago — Imperial women are joining by the dozens the "Mother's March" in the annual March of the Dimes campaign. Success in Imperial's fight against polio will in large part stem from the drive under way.

40 years ago — Sheriff's deputies arrested four Holtville youths yesterday afternoon only a short time after they allegedly shot at least 10 times at two braceros walking along Eighth Street toward Imperial. Neither of the braceros was injured.

30 years ago — Construction is expected to begin in March on a $100,000 Imperial Valley College business education building to be financed by a gift from Howard P. Meyer, longtime Valley businessman. Meyer's gift is the largest received by the college foundation.

20 years ago — The Calexico Unified School District board voted Tuesday night to become a non-profit corporation to build a combined warehouse and service building. School Superintendent R.F. Valdez described the action as breaking ground in the county for school districts.

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