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Stories of the past: Thursday, December 6, 2001

December 06, 2001

>>50 years ago — Nick Pricola was elected president of the Brawley Safety Council at a meeting in Judge Miller's courtroom in the police station Tuesday. Other officers taking office were: Paul House, vice president; Mrs. Noel Dowden, secretary; and Pat Williams, treasurer.

>>40 years ago — Victor A. Gillespie, local attorney, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Superior Court judgeship vacancy in the primary in June. Last month, Elmer W. Heald, presiding judge of Department 1 of the Superior Court, announced his decision not to seek re-election.

>>30 years ago — The county Board of Supervisors this morning approved a $883,000 mental health services program proposed by the county administrator's office in a unanimous vote. The program provides for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation facility, drug detoxification and treatment center, alcoholism-treatment program and a rehabilitation program as its principal components.

>>20 years ago — In action almost sure to generate controversy in Calexico, Republican state Sen. John G. Schmitz (R-36th District) will conduct hearings Wednesday in the Hotel De Anza on an anti-abortion amendment he hopes to introduce next year to the state.

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