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Stories of the past: Wednesday, May 8, 2002

May 08, 2002

>>50 years ago — Registration for the June 3 primary in Imperial County totals 19,164. For the June election, 10,906 Democrats are registered; 7,064 Republicans; seven independent progressives; six Prohibitionists; six independents; and two socialists. The others showed no party preference.

>>40 years ago — State Attorney General Stanley Mosk in an address in El Centro said, "over a half-billion dollars in lawsuits against California were successfully defended" by him last year.

>>30 years ago — Sgt. J.A. Nobbs, a 12-year veteran with the California Highway Patrol, has been assigned to the El Centro office, according to a CHP spokesman. Nobbs, father of four, comes to the Valley after serving three years in the Humbolt area in northern California. He previously served at the Death Valley station for three years.

>>20 years ago — The old office has been demolished and a new 3,000 square-foot complex will be erected for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in El Centro. Located on the same site, 126 S. 3rd St., the new building is being constructed by Jim Duggins of El Centro and should be completed in late August.

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