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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

50 years ago — The Narcotic Educational Foundation of America has offered to send a speaker to the Imperial Valley to tell school pupils and social club members of the dangers of marijuana.

40 years ago — California and Arizona legislators in Washington are both fighting a political move by the New Mexico congressional delegation to rob El Centro and Yuma of their parachute-testing operations, it was learned.

30 years ago — Virgil Corfman, an Imperial Valley farmer, on Friday was honored for his many years of unselfish and dedicated service to his community, his fellow man and the El Centro Kiwanis Club. Corfman exemplifies good citizenship, dedicated community service and humanitarianism.

20 years ago — It looks like Imperial Airlines, which provides the Valley's only air service to San Diego, will be leaving in a few days, but there will be no fond goodbyes from the El Centro City Council. Imperial Airlines recently requested the El Centro City Council support its decision to drop its last Valley flight May 31. The City Council instead decided to send a letter to the Civil Aeronautics Board protesting the move.

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