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Stories of the Past: Wednesday, August 22, 2001

August 22, 2001

50 years ago — The summer camp for underprivileged children in the San Diego area mountains will terminate activities for the season. The American Legion units of the Imperial Valley that operate the camp have informed parents of children attending to call for them.

40 years ago — The big corvina are coming back. Husky corvina popped the lines of many anglers at the Salton Sea. Woody Mayberry of El Centro and his son, Keith, brought back a limit that averaged 10 pounds.

30 years ago — The effects of President Nixon's sweeping wage-price control program are being felt in Calipatria. Raises for Calipatria Unified School District employees will not go into effect. District teachers were scheduled to receive an annual increment to their salaries, plus a 4.56 percent increase in pay schedules.

20 years ago — El Centro's Rudy is just a "naked little guy" without much to hide or anyway to hide it. Rudy won the "best of breed" title in the prestigious Westminster Show in New York earlier this year, and Saturday he beat 2,200 dogs at the Santa Cruz show. Rudy is owned by Bob Candland of El Centro. Candland is the Holtville postmaster.

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