20 YEARS AGO
The Florida Department of Community Affairs announced it was opposed to a school in the Key deer habitat on Big Pine Key.
The nuclear submarine Key West arrived for a second visit to its namesake city. It was being hosted by Military Affairs Committee and the Navy League.
The Grace Lutheran School won first place for its float in the civic category, and Peace Covenant won first in the church category, of the annual Christmas Parade.
50 YEARS AGO
U.S. Border Patrol and Customs arrested 13 men in Marathon and charged them with "conspiracy to violate U.S. neutrality and trying to form an expedition to invade a foreign country." The men had been training on No Name Key.
The Coast Guard reported that a group of 25 Cuban refugees in a 35-foot boat arrived in Key West and was sent to Miami for processing.
Monroe County Sheriff John Spottswood admitted a tenuous link between Tampa and Key West bolita operations.