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Stories of the Past: Sunday, April 7, 2002

April 06, 2002

>>50 years ago — More than 65,000 telephone workers went on strike across the nation, threatening to "hit and run" disruption of service of 43 states and the District of Columbia. But no pickets have appeared in the Imperial Valley, according to Howard E. Rose, manager of the Valley office of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.

>>40 years ago — Sixteen candidates for county clerk kicked off their campaigns in a "town meeting" arranged by the El Centro Democratic Club. And if the fireworks that resulted are an indication, a whale of a campaign it should be.

>>30 years ago — Robert V. Liggett, managing editor of The Imperial Valley Press and The Brawley News, was named president-elect of the El Centro Rotary Club. Liggett will succeed president-designate William Riddle.

>>20 years ago — Imperial County is "sitting on the brink" of a measles outbreak that could lead to some unimmunized children being excluded from school. During Easter vacation school officials are tracking down which children may have missed their measles shots.

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