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Stories of the past: Thursday, January 9, 2002

January 09, 2002

>>50 years ago — Brawley's usual festive air during the annual Lettuce Golf Tournament will be even more gay this year, it was disclosed today, as plans for the "Winter Garden Festicana" were unveiled. The Brawley Producemen's Club sponsors the "richest amateur golf tournament in the world."

>>40 year ago — Calexico firemen answered a call at 7:35 p.m. Monday to fight a fire in a late-model station wagon on Highway 86 seven miles west of Calexico. The vehicle was totaled and so hot that it burned the pavement.

>>30 years ago — Former county Supervisor Raymond B. Langley, charging "double taxation," told the Holtville City Council he may file a taxpayer's lawsuit opposing the trash disposal joint-powers agreement between cities and the county. He said city taxpayers must pay for their disposal twice — on the county tax bill and through the cities.

>>20 years ago — Hundreds of farmers from all over the country are touring the Valley's unique year-round agriculture this week, said Mike Wallman, manager of the Imperial County Farm Bureau. They are dropping in from among the 8,000 to 10,000 people expected to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in San Diego from Sunday through Wednesday.

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