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Stories of the past: Wednesday, October 10, 2001

October 10, 2001

50 years ago — Felipe O'Campo has received a telegram for Gen. William E. Berger, stating that his son, Melchor, has been wounded in action in Korea. O'Campo, 21, graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1948 and was drafted in January 1951.

40 years ago — Pioneers Memorial Hospital admitted 214 patients during September 1961, 20 more than last year's high of 194 in September 1960. The hospital will celebrate its 11th birthday with an open house at which time a PMH board member will present 5- to 10-year pins to employees.

30 years ago — Imperial County can save $84,000 in the next four years as it moves into the computer age with its own data-processing equipment, said County Administrator Arthur Alexander, who added the county budgeted $75,000 this year for the data-processing. If the county doesn't enter the program, it must spend $74,000 almost immediately to replace manual bookkeeping machines.

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20 years ago — The Imperial Tigers fumbled the ball four times, gave up 117 yards on penalties, failed to complete 11 of 17 passes and still beat the Holtville Vikings, 13 to 7, Friday night.

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