Sunday, November 11, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

The Navy Band Memphis played at Veterans Day services in Bayview Park, and the USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) at Truman Annex was open for visitors.

With another 5-0 vote, the Key West City Commission again turned down plans for the 96-unit Atlantic Villas on the Berg property on Atlantic Boulevard.

The Gentry Turbo Eagle, a 50-foot Cougar catamaran powered by four 1,200-horsepower Gentry engines, won the first race of the Budweiser Key West World Championship.

50 YEARS AGO

State beverage and sheriff's officers raided the Jungle Club, the Bamboo Room and the Overseas Hotel for selling alcoholic drinks to people under the age of 21.

Newly promoted Army Capt. Alfred J. Saunders, a Key West native, was assigned to Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Monroe County's population growth estimate soared to 53,900 in the two years since the census, for a 12.5 percent gain.