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Stories of the Past: Sunday, June 30, 2002

June 30, 2002

>>50 years ago — No new polio cases were reported in Imperial Valley over the weekend, and doctors in this area declared today that "the situation looks much better." There are only three polio victims at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

>>40 years ago — F.J. Gleason of Brawley will further his professional banking education with advanced courses of study awarded by the Bank of America-Gianni Foundation. Gleason will attend Stanford University's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management.

>>30 years ago — A proposed ordinance presented to the El Centro City Council would prohibit commercial water softener services companies from discharging high-salt content brines into the city's sewer system.

>>20 years ago — The Calexico City Council Tuesday approved a 1982-83 $7.2 million deficit-free budget. The council was going into the new fiscal year, which starts Thursday, with a budget that was some $368,000 in the red. The council, however, covered the deficit by adding a $1 million beginning balance, which is expected to leave at least $602,000 in the city's coffers at year's end.

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