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Monday, March 24, 2014

• County Commissioner Harry S. Pritchard announced an agreement for the lease of Pigeon Key to the University of Miami for use as a marine research laboratory.

• A new state ruling determined that a tax did not apply to charter boats but did apply to party boats on which each person on the boat was charged separately.

• After the armed Cuban helicopter landed at Key West International Airport, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, reassured Sen. Smathers that South Florida defense capabilities were more than adequate.

• Richard L. Milord was in basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He was a graduate of Key West High School.