20 YEARS AGO
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recommended fish traps be banned and Riley's Hump be closed to fishing.
The Key West City Commission voted 5-0 to reject a request to build 96 condominiums on the Berg property on Atlantic Boulevard.
An ex-girlfriend found her former beau kissing another woman and poured beer over the couple. She left the bar but returned and punched the woman.
50 YEARS AGO
A crew spent the weekend building an elevated control tower at Key West International Airport and it was ready for operations.
The military buildup continued amid activity and rumors. Motels had been alerted to expect a number of people soon.
The Key West recreation department turned over Wickers Field to the Army to be used as a staging area.