20 YEARS AGO
Some 250 local pro-life supporters took part in the national "Life-Chain" anti-abortion protest.
A man who claimed another man hit him on the head with a chain settled his "pain and suffering" claim for $5.
A political committee called Friends of the Bight was established to rally support for the local referendum to buy the Key West Bight.
50 YEARS AGO
The Key West City Commission approved, in principle, a lease of the Key West Golf Course to a group of Miami businessmen.
The Key West City Commission ordered the city manager to prepare a plan for improvements to Smathers Beach by adding restrooms, shade trees, a concession stand and a 3-foot wall to keep sand on the beach.
The 44-foot ketch Don Pancho was launched for a second time on Conch Key. It was first launched in 1958, then destroyed by Hurricane Donna in 1960.