100 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 23, 1912
A mild sensation was sprung on the anglers of Tacoma yesterday when Peter J. Magnussen, well-known sportsman, caught a striped bass in American Lake. The fish was the largest of the bass family ever taken out of the lake. It measured 34 inches in length and weight 111/4 pounds. The strangest feature of the catch is that it is perhaps the first one ever caught here in American Lake or in the Northwest. Local anglers are at a loss how to explain its presence in the lake.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 23, 1962
Lincoln’s Abes, declared by Coach Norm Mayer the best team he has produced in 17 years, staked solid claim to the No. 1 ranking in the state high school poll after yesterday’s 14-7 win over Wilson in the 40th annual Thanksgiving Day football game at Lincoln Bowl. A crowd of 13,995 – 306 short of the record throng which watched the 1954 Turkey Day tussle – saw the Abes fumble and falter offensively throughout the first half, but still emerge with a 0-0 tie at the intermission on some sparkling defensive play.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 23, 1987
Tacoma police are changing tactics in the drive against drugs and crime in the South K Street area. Police Director Dean Phillips last week ordered the eight plainclothes officers of the department’s Upper Tacoma Task Force to don their blue service uniforms and join the two patrolmen already walking the K Street beat. Phillips said he expects the new, high-profile approach to drive away the bad guys from the South K Street area, the hub of Hilltop-area crime. This move was ordered even though police have been cracking down on K Street crime since April.