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Stories of the Past: Friday, January 18, 2002

January 18, 2002

>>50 years ago — Central Junior College students reached a long-sought goal Friday. They were advised by the state Board of Education that the school's name could be changed to Imperial Valley College.

>>40 years ago — Included in President Kennedy's budget presented to Congress on Thursday was a request for a $304,000 Border Patrol station in Calexico. The General Services Administration has studied possible sites.

>>30 years ago — By special presidential decree Mexico's President Luis Echeverria Alvarez declared a 17-day grace period during which time Mexican residents of the free zone may legalize their automobiles. According to government sources, residents of Mexicali and other border cities are operating vehicles that have been imported illegally into Mexico.

>>20 years ago —  Douglas Huff, 37, a native Californian with a lengthy list of newspaper credentials will become the new managing editor of The Brawley News, J.R. "Dick" Fitch, editor-publisher of this newspaper announced today. He will succeed William Gay, 35, who has served as managing editor of the Brawley newspaper for the past five years.

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