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Stories of the Past: Thursday, April 5, 2001

April 05, 2001

50 years ago — Loveridge March of Brawley staged the No. 1 upset in the Southwestern Golf Tournament. He defeated defending champion Fred Chavez of Albuquerque 3-1 at the Barbara Worth Country Club near Holtville.

40 years ago — Mayors of seven Valley cities have agreed on a resolution to start a countywide promotional program.

30 years ago — A spokesman for the United Church Board for Homeland Industries stated flatly in a telephone call from New York that two years ago he had seen children 10 to 15 years old working in Imperial Valley fields doing farm work. The spokesman, John Moyer, is the man whose organization is sponsoring a motion picture being made by the United Farm Workers.

20 years ago — A Brawley man was arrested early today after an armed gunman tied up an El Centro Thrifty Drug employee, held the store's night manager at gunpoint and then fled with $2,500 in cash. The man was detained at the intersection of Ross and Imperial avenues less than an hour following the drugstore holdup.

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