Friday, January 10, 2014

50 years ago

Mark Hellinger Jr., son of the late author and theatrical producer, had his probation revoked after a 16 year old was wounded in a shooting on Summerland Key.

The city and the navy agreed to open the Presidential Gate on Caroline Street from 4:15 to 5 p.m. to ease traffic congestion.

Lieutenant Commander John H. Spiller relieved Commander James F. Ward as commanding officer of the USS Atulw. In addition, Lieutenant Commander Jack E. Magee relieved Lieutenant Commander Robert R. Hammer as commanding officer USS Grenadier. Both submaimes were in the shipyard in Norfolk but assigned to Submarine Squadron 12 in Key West.

The charter boats Evelyn and Sandy Bill reported grand slams catches during the week. To earn a grand slam, the angler had to catch a dolphin, kingfish sailfish and barracuda.