Jan. 26, 1943, in The Star: All cafes, hotels and stores serving or selling raw oysters are required to have an oyster license, it was announced yesterday by C. G. Harris, local game warden. According to Mr. Harris the license is past due and all game wardens have been instructed to check their respective districts to determine whether there are any delinquents. The oyster license costs $1 and is issued by the Department of Conservation.
Jan. 26, 1993, in The Star: A budget deficit of more than $200,000 might sound bad, but Jacksonville Mayor George Douthit said the city’s deficit could be a lot worse. “I’m kind of proud of it,” the mayor said this morning after the city’s $4.3 million budget was adopted at last night’s City Council meeting. “When I came into office, we were looking $1 million deficit, but we cut it down.” However, Douthit conceded, some city services are suffering as the rate of spending slows down and the deficit shrinks. Also this date: When President Clinton yesterday named his wife, Hillary, to run his health care reform effort, he made presidential history and pleased millions around the country who approve of the Clinton family partnership. He also took a huge political chance with millions of others who are suspicious of Mrs. Clinton’s untraditional role: assuming responsibility for the most complex, far-reaching and conflicted domestic issue on the Clinton agenda.