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Stories of the Past: Wednesday, April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

>>50 years ago — Dr. Antonio Adames, medical director of the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, was chosen president-elect of the California Tradeau Society in a joint gathering with the California Tuberculosis Association in San Francisco April 3-5.

>>40 years ago — The Imperial County Superintendent of School's Office and the county Sheriff's Office have seen the growth of the Sheriff's Field Day activities. Participation has increased from 300 eighth-grade students seven years ago to 1,300 this year.

>>30 years ago — The fate of the seven candidates campaigning for two Imperial City Council seats will be decided in city elections. The election also will decide the outcome of the controversial office of public administrator. By yes-no ballots, voters will express their opinion on whether the city needs the $13,000 a-year job.

>>20 years ago — The Imperial Valley, which was instrumental in helping return early NASA space missions to earth, is finally getting a piece of the space shuttle Columbia today. NASA is returning all the equipment used to assist the shuttle's landing at White Sands Missile Range to Edwards Air Force Base via a train that was expected to pass through Niland sometime after noon today.

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