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Stories of the Past: Monday, January 15, 2001

January 15, 2001

50 years ago — Bids have been called for the new Imperial Valley Memorial Hospital to be build in El Centro. The hospital's board of directors announced Monday that plans submitted by architect Frank C. Hyde have been accepted.

40 years ago — Dogs must be on a leash in Westmorland tomorrow or they may be shot. Police Chief Mel McGill said a recent city ordinance passed in cooperation with the county's rabies program will make it illegal for dogs to run free.

30 years ago — A spokesman for the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association will request a hearing before the Imperial Valley College student body assembly, which voted 6-1 to use only Cesar Chavez' United Farm Workers lettuce in the snack bar and cafeteria.

20 years ago — El Centro developer Robert C. Childers and Phillys C. Nickel of El Centro have been appointed to six-month terms on the Imperial County grand jury to replace former jurors Ruben Gonzalez and Larry Martinez. The slots became vacant after Gonzalez and Martinez declined an opportunity to served another six months on the panel.

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