50 years ago:
Supervisor of Registration William "Billy" Freeman reported that when the books closed for the May 5 Democratic primary there were 18,190 eligible voters.
Monroe County's share of the linking North Key Largo with Islandia and other islands in Dade County was estimated at $2,770,700. The plan called for another highway out of the Keys across Biscayne Bay.
The Army reported the noise from missile shops at Poinciana Shopping Center could not be avoided until the long-term plan of moving to Boca Chica was completed.
City Electric System was working on a five-year growth and development plan and ordered R.W. Beck and Associates to begin studies to run the new 69-K.V. line to Stock Island.