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Stories of the past: Tuesday, January 15, 2002

January 15, 2002

>>50 years ago — The FBI has asked for reports on a phoned-in bomb threat at the Wells Fargo Bank in Holtville. A female voice told a bank employer, "If you don't watch out, a bomb will go off at 5 p.m." The call came shortly after 1 p.m.

>>40 years ago — A feud as old as the West will come to Brawley next January. At the recent convention of the Lamb Feeders Association in Brawley,. Ed Rutherford, local cattleman, was challenged by the sheepmen to round up his cattlemen friends for a golf tournament between the age-old rivals next January, when the sheepmen come to Imperial Valley.

>>30 years ago — One of the Brawley police cars was stolen. The car was taken, police said, from the 200 block of B Street near the police station. The thief was arrested in Colton when he drove the police car through a stoplight.

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>>20 years ago — Imperial County and the state are hammering out a $1 million-a-year contract to house prisoners in the county jail, Sheriff Oren Fox said today. "We are 20 to 30 days from having that program into effect," said Fox today at a press conference where he announced he would be seeking another term as sheriff.

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