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Friday, November 9, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

The Jules Underwater Lodge at the Koblick Marine Center off Key Largo had played host to hundreds of scientists from around the world.

A study reported that a fourth of private properties in the state of Florida were not paying their fair share of taxes.

Businesswoman Lynn Grossman Knight and a group of supporters led the effort to establish the Florida Keys Children's Shelter for homeless youth.

50 YEARS AGO

Chester P. Sadowski was elected president of the city of Key Colony Beach Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the new board of directors.

The USS Picuda (SS 382), based in Key West, was taking part in Unitas III, conducting training exercises with countries of South America.

The Key West Marine Barracks, with five officers and 165 enlisted men, were taking part in celebrating the 187th birthday of the Marine Corps.