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Stories of the Past: Friday, May 11, 2001

May 11, 2001

50 years ago — Homer Taylor has been named to replace Frank Graham on the Imperial City Council. Taylor has been employed at the Pacific Land and Cattle Co. for 27 years.

40 years ago — Jay R. Topper, Central Union High School teacher, has been selected as a recipient of the Valley Forge Classroom Teacher Medal. The award, one of 20 in California, honors teachers who typify responsible citizenship for their students.

30 years ago — Forty students were chosen for the registered nursing program at Imperial Valley College. The class will graduate in June 1973 after completion of course requirements and members will then be eligible to take the registered nurse examination.

20 years ago — Budgetary problems in the Imperial County Sheriff's Office may mean a deputy will no longer respond to a complaint that a bicycle has been stolen, nor will a deputy "look under the bushes" in the desert to find Uncle Joe to tell him Aunt Millie has expired. And while patrol cars go on assignment, they may park for up to 30 minutes at a rural intersection to save gasoline. Those were some of the cuts Sheriff Oren Fox announced Monday in an effort to reduce mileage by 30 percent to "get by until June 30."

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