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Stories of the Past: Thursday, January 31, 2002

January 31, 2002

>>50 years ago — Hundreds of gallons of water are inundating basements of El Centro homes and business houses causing thousands of dollars in damage, it was learned Thursday.

>>40 years ago — Sheriff Herbert Hughes said Wednesday that he will issue a statement Thursday morning concerning the intensive two-month investigation of his department undertaken by the county grand jury and agents from the California Attorney General's office.

>>30 years ago — Edward Culbert, the welfare investigator involved in the row between District Attorney James Hamilton and El Centro Justice Court Judge Hugh Keating, has been suspended for 90 days without pay.

>>20 years ago — Imperial County faced a year of tragedy, including the whitefly infestation that devastated the agricultural community and added to economic woes.

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