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Stories fo the Past: Friday, February 1, 2002

February 01, 2002

>>50 years ago — Imperial Valley hospital officials said Thursday night that almost $300,000 in contributions are needed to complete the 44-bed hospital, which is estimated to cost $758,894.

>>40 years ago — A plan contemplating the removal of all Imperial Irrigation District offices from El Centro to a county airport location came to light Wednesday afternoon.

>>30 years ago — Reports that striking longshoremen would attempt to seal off Los Angeles bound cargo by picketing the Calexico Port of Entry failed to materialize today.

>>20 years ago — A man suspected of exchanging gunfire with an El Centro police officer surrendered to authorities after a standoff of about an hour in an east El Centro apartment Wednesday morning.

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