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Stories of the Past: Monday, March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

>>50 years ago — Administration and management at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley will be turned over to the Sisters of the Order of Saint Dominic of Grand Rapids, Mich. Under the terms of the pact, the order will be paid $1,200 a month for four persons sent to manage the facility and $300 for each additional person.

>>40 years ago — Astronaut John Glenn has been invited to come to the Imperial Valley in the latter part of May or early June by the members of the Imperial Valley Development Agency.

>>30 years ago — The ex-wife of film star Marlon Brando, who had been reported kidnapped along with her 14-year-old son, Christian Devi Brando and later released in Calexico, was arrested near Salton City on charges of intoxication, disturbing the peace and possible possession of dangerous drugs.

>>20 years ago — A 1958 Brawley Union High School football player has filed a $100 million lawsuit, charging several Imperial County doctors and the high school district with medical malpractice or negligence. Edward Z. Camillo, 42, of Brawley, filed the suit Thursday and is amending it to include more persons. He is alleging that he had a brain tumor which went undiagnosed for 20 years. According to the suit, the injury was sustained in 1958 while Camillo was playing halfback for the BUHS Wildcats football team.

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