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Stories of the Past: Friday, February 15, 2002

February 15, 2002

>>50 years ago — Mayor George Bucklin has proclaimed Sunday as an occasion that will feature a civic farewell to Manager Roger Hornsby and his St. Louis Browns and a "fund- raising day," to purchase new uniforms for the El Centro high band members.

>>40 years ago — Deputy District Attorney James Hamilton will run for district attorney against his boss, Jim Marable, it was believed Friday. Checking out persistent rumors that he would be a candidate, this newspaper asked Hamilton to either confirm or deny them. He declined to do so.

>>30 years ago — The first national conference of the newly organized Geothermal Resources Council convened with more than 400 delegates at the Imperial Valley Country Club. Burt L. Cole, Washington state commissioner of public lands, greeted delegates and expressed pleasure at the "enthusiastic turnout."

>>20 years ago — A tentative agreement for a new $690,000 agricultural extension building at Meloland was approved today by the county Board of Supervisors, with the county, the University of California and farmers each footing a third of the cost of the structure proposed at the Imperial Valley field station. The agreement is the result of months of negotiations between the county and University of California staff. It has not yet gone before the UC Board of Regents.

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