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Stories of the Past: Thursday, March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

>>50 years ago — Holtville High School's Earl Tankersley, acknowledged top prep baseballer in the Imperial Valley, bolstered that reputation when he pitched a no-hit, no-run game against Imperial. Shortstop Buck DePaoli's error, a low throw to first in the second inning, gave Imperial its only base runner of the ball game.

>>40 years ago — Imperial City councilmen gave final zoning approval to permit construction of a new milk-bottling plant on the east side of Highway 99, just north of the railroad tracks. Earl Brinnon of Quality Dairy said the plant expansion had been a dream of his and his son, Walter, for many years.

>>30 years ago — The conclusion that Imperial County's air pollution is more serious than that of Los Angeles County is based , "on an educated guess," according to Daniel Speer, a county air pollution officer. The prime sampling has been taken in and around Calexico.

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>>20 years ago — Participating in ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Calexico 7-Eleven store at 904 Imperial Ave. on Saturday were: Sales Manager Jeff Bequeith, Mayor Tony Tirado, Store Manager Gabe Garcia, District Manager Gary Espinoza, Chamber of Commerce President Pat Hashem and field representative Matt Stuart.

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