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Thursday, July 31, 2014

50 YEARS AGO:

State conservation agents had a court order to release 400 lobsters from the live well of a Cuban fishing vessel at the Coast Guard base. They only found four dead lobsters on the boat. The rest had mysteriously disappeared.

The State Conservation Department filed 148 charges against 26 fishermen for jumping the gun at the start of the lobster season.

A Navy man led deputies on a chase to Cudjoe Key where he abandoned his car. Deputies waited and in less than an hour of fighting the mosquitoes, he returned to the road to be arrested.

Rabbi Nathan Zwitman, the spiritual leader of the Congregation B'nai Zion, conducted his first service at the synagogue at the corner of Simonton and Southard streets.