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Stories of the Past: Monday, March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

>>50 years ago — Imperial Valley cosmetologists met today in the gray room in the Barbara Worth Hotel, where Revlon's annual manicure and make-up clinic was conducted by Geneva Anglin of Brawley.

>>40 years ago — Hugh T. Osborne and Phil D. Swing were honored today in Imperial at the 34th annual picnic of the Imperial Valley Pioneers Society for outstanding community services.

>>30 years ago — It was "total immersion" and "total sound" for big band jazz lovers when El Centro witnessed the Buddy Rich Band. Rich felt no doubt why he's rated America's No. 1 drummer, and no doubt converted many teen-agers in the audience to jazz. The concert benefited the Central Union High School band.

>>20 years ago — Residents in the area of Phil D. Swing School and Sunset Street in Brawley should be on the lookout today for a snake. A 3-foot python is on the loose. When Eugene King, sheriff's deputy and snake fancier, heard the snake was slithering around, he called Brawley police. King said, "She is not dangerous. It's a constrictor and this is such a little one."

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