Wednesday, August 20, 2014

• The Key West City Commission announced that it had decided on a 2.8 percent tax cut for the 1964-1965 budget.

• Artemio Crespo, operator of the Ringside Billiards Parlor at 1001 Truman Ave., was fined $500 for possession of gambling equipment.

• Jack Saunders announced his candidacy for state representative. He had served the last term as one of two representatives from Monroe County. The county lost one seat because of reapportionment, and he ran against Berine C. Papy Jr.

• Captain George Hommel Jr. reported that the Islamorada Fishing Tournament had exceeded the number of entries received the previous year.

• The Riviera Canal was nearly complete. The Monroe County Commission authorized $5,000 for the project.