20 YEARS AGO
The Key West City Commission approved a referendum that would create a six-member commission, with single-member district voting and the mayor elected at large.
A federal judge ruled that the United States owed a Key West physician $4,000 in attorney fees, and if the government did not pay, he would order the U.S. Attorney's office furniture seized and sold to pay the debt.
A coalition of local conservation and civic groups published a report on the voting records of the county commissioners to let the voters know the candidates' records.
50 YEARS AGO
Two Navy men were assaulted by Key West teens and had signed warrants charging two of them. The Navy and Key West police were working to prevent a riot after the police broke up a crowd of 250 locals on Duval Street.
George Tekehashl and Gerald Schnendelback were given cash rewards for beneficial suggestions made in the Ship Department of the Naval Station.
Jack McDonough, a former Marine who was wounded in the spine by a bullet, was named state chairman of the Jaycees' "Hire the Handicapped Drive."
100 YEARS AGO
Martinez Havana Cigar Co., Luis Martinez president, was located at Second Street and Staples Avenue.