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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, September 18, 2001

September 18, 2001

50 years ago — Brawley youngsters will wheel down Main Street tomorrow in a parade to mark National Kids Day. Mayor Howard F. Kelley has issued an official edict proclaiming Kids Day. The Kiwanis Club and merchants are sponsoring the parade and movies.

40 years ago — The Holtville Karting Association ran its first race under the charter of the Go-Kart Club of America rules and regulations and had one of their finest kart and driver turnouts in the past several races. The giant turnout of drivers represented several coastal cities as well as desert cities in California and Arizona.

30 years ago — The state Air Resources Control Board meeting in San Francisco was "receptive" to Imperial County's plea for more time to phase out trash burning in local dumps. County Public Works Director David Pierson said the board amended state guidelines to exclude "extenuating circumstances" in criteria for extensions beyond the January deadline for burning

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20 years ago — Jim Moore, a pilot for an Imperial Valley crop-dusting firm, was injured today when his single engine aircraft crashed into a field near Highway 111 and Aten Road. According to sheriff's reports, Moore was dusting the field shortly before 4 a.m. when his aircraft hit a power line.

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