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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

The Transit Home for Refugees, 5611 McDonald Ave., Stock Island, was opened to provide temporary shelter for Cuban refugees.

Oscar Gunn, who had been delivering The Key West Citizen for 23 years, was named newspaper carrier of the year.

A burglar fell into a pool when surprised by the intended victim, but got away before police arrived.

50 YEARS AGO

The Key West Art Center honored the senior foreign military officers attending Fleet Sonar School with a reception and dinner.

Key West had started a search for a new city manager, and speculation was rampant about possible candidates.

The Key West City Commission was soliciting bids to furnish the new City Hall on Angela Street. A $20,000 furnishing fund was available for the contract.