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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

March 20, 2001

50 years ago — Imperial Valley officers of the California Highway Patrol now have three-way radios in their patrol cars. With the new radio system, patrolmen can radio to the station, receive replies and talk with each other between cars.

40 years ago — County Supervisor Chuck Kilgore today was officially named Imperial County's spokesman for debate on the California-Arizona border dispute in Sacramento. The National Resource Board will have the hearing on how the 4,000-acre "No Man's Land" should be split.

30 years ago — Over 1,700 eighth-grade students from 23 public and private schools will participate in the 16th annual Sheriff's Field Day.

20 years ago — The American Citizens Club of Brawley added its name Thursday night to the number of organizations publicly supporting Concerned Citizens of Imperial County in its fight to get the I.T. dump site closed. The endorsements have come following reports of two spills of hazardous waste at the site within a 24-hour period last week. The environmental group has already received endorsements from the Democratic Central Committee and the Mexican-American Political Association.

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