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Stories of the Past: Thursday, August 2, 2001

August 02, 2001

50 years ago — An attempt to kill Brawley's increasing Main Street cricket population was halted by Dr. Clarence Kroeger, Imperial County health officer. Kroeger said his office does not recommend air spraying of insecticides due to the danger of contaminating food and water supplies.

40 years ago — Plans to feed and entertain an expected 3,000 visitors to the International Dove Hunters Fiesta on Sept. 2 were completed at a meeting in Calexico on Aug. 1. The fiesta will be at the old Cavalcade grounds, a natural amphitheater near Highway 98.

30 years ago — A program to vaccinate horses in Imperial County is expected to start shortly, according to Dr. K.L. Knott, county veterinarian. It was learned today shipments of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis vaccine continued to arrive in California from Texas.

20 years ago — Valley airlines are apparently still facing smooth sailing despite the nationwide air controllers' strike being felt at the county control tower. Bob Cobb, chief coordinator at the Imperial County Airport, anticipates two of his four controllers will be going on strike. Even so, the control tower will probably remain open indefinitely, he said.

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