January 23, 2001|Staff Writer

The second trial of this year's mock trial competition will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in El Centro.

Central Union High School will take on Calexico. Imperial High faces Calipatria High, and Southwest High will compete against Brawley Union High. Holtville High has a bye.

During last week's first trial, Central beat Calipatria, and Calexico defeated Imperial. The Holtville versus Brawley match had to be rescheduled for February 1.

Vincent Memorial High School, a popular mock trial team in recent years, is not competing this year, said Ann Garcia, academic events manager for Imperial County Office of Education.


The Vincent team's coach had surgery and team members decided earlier this month not to participate without him, Garcia said.

This year's tournament is played in a round-robin format in which every team has the chance to compete against each other.

Students are arguing the case of People vs. Tanner, a trial involving issues of homicide and memory reliability, Garcia said.

The third set of trials will take place Thursday and will pit Calipatria High against Southwest High, Imperial High against Holtville High and Brawley Union High against Central Union High. Calexico will have a bye.

Thursday's pairings will start at 6 p.m. at the county Superior Courthouse.

The finals will be on Feb. 22 at Brunner's Restaurant in El Centro.

The competition is sponsored by the Imperial County Bar Association and the ICOE.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Ann Garcia at 312-6540.

Staff Writer Kelly Rausch can be reached at 337-3442.

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