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Stories of the Past: Friday, May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

>>50 years ago — Presidential candidate Sen. Estes Kefvauver will pay flying visits to Brawley and Calexico on May 26 in his campaign for Democratic delegates. The Tennessee senator plans to attend a reception in Brawley and a lunch in the De Anza Hotel.

>>40 years ago — Skin-diving sheriff's deputies gave up their search in the murky waters of the Salton Sea near the Calipatria-Red Hill boat launching ramp for the body of Dick Sweaney, 40, when the man was found plodding along the road leading to the camp.

>>30 years ago — Twenty members of Westmorland's Mexican-American community leveled a protest at city councilmen over recent hikes in the sewer and trash disposal rates. Councilman Tony Belew said the sewer rate increase was mandated to pay the city's $30,000 share of a state-subsidized sewer treatment plant costing, $105,000.

>>20 years ago — Geothermal planners from all over the state will meet Friday in the Imperial County airport conference room. The annual meeting will cover new developments in the geothermal field. It will include presentations from energy companies and government agencies dealing with geothermal power.

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