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Stories of the Past: Sunday, February 24, 2002

February 23, 2002

>>50 years ago — William Duflock, secretary-manager of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as director of the California Association of Managers. His election took place at the association's annual convention in Arrowhead Springs near San Bernardino.

>>40 years ago — An 11-year-old Brawley boy is still debating whether he will display his unusual exhibit at the California Mid-Winter Fair. Michael Yarbrough has a framed copy of the front page of the New York Herald dated April 15, 1865. The headline reads "Extra — Important Assassination of President Lincoln."

>>30 years ago — Meany, AFL-CIO president, announced in Miami Beach he has issued a charter to Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers organizing committee. A spokesman for the Western Growers Association said he didn't know yet what the UFW charter would mean to agriculture but it was not expected to make any difference.

>>20 years ago — As Navy investigators today began cleanup operations at the scorched desert site of Monday's fatal Blue Angel crash, machinery was in motion to determine the cause of the tragic accident that took the life of the team's lead solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Stu Powrie.

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