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Stories of the past: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

>>50 years ago — Imperial Valley units of the National Guard will have annual field training Aug. 17-31 at the Hunter Ligget military reservation near King City. Local "civilian soldiers" will be in active duty status during the camp and will be entitled to pay of the regular Army.

>>40 years ago — Miss Jaquita Boren of Calipatria. the Imperial Valley's representative in the Miss California contest, left yesterday afternoon on the first part of her trip to Santa Cruz for the statewide contest. Miss Boren is a student at Imperial Valley College and represented the Valley in last year's contest, winning a $200 scholarship for dramatic reading.

>>30 years ago — The California Taxpayers' Association recommended major cutbacks in the 1972-73 Imperial County budget. Local affairs analysts Charles Stinson and Fred Paulin particularly urged a "complete review of the Welfare Department."

>>20 years ago — There's some good news and some bad news concerning the county budget deficit. The good news is the original budget deficit was figured out incorrectly at $3 million. The deficit was close to $2.6 million. The bad news is legislation pending in Sacramento could add another $750,000 to the county deficit, raising the deficit to nearly $3.4 million.

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