100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 11, 1912
On a writ of execution obtained by the attorneys representing Nellie Storle, who recently obtained a $40,000 verdict against Fred C. Hogan for breach of promise to marry, the Manhattan hotel, 1726 S. D St., has been advertised for sale Jan. 3. Nora Mahoney, who manages the hotel, was made a garnishee defendant on a writ issued from the federal court yesterday.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 11, 1962
Downtown merchants and property owners have pledged $250,000 toward acquisition and clearance of the area bounded by South 13th, 15th, Commerce and Market streets, as the eventual site for a civic auditorium. The pledge would be conditioned on the voters approving a bond issue next spring for a new 15th Street bridge over the City Waterway and the city proceeding next year with a downtown urban renewal project. The citizens public buildings subcommittee, after hearing the proposal last night, voted unanimously to recommend an “immediate” detailed study of an auditorium at the site indicated aiming toward a 1964 ballot proposition. The new downtown proposal includes a Broadway Mall, from Ninth to 11th and 11th to 13th, which would be financed entirely by private funds.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 11, 1987
The ghost of tax bills past will haunt about 160 former City of Tacoma employees this holiday season. The city, which failed to deduct Social Security taxes from their pay for unused sick leave, will send out tax bills today or Saturday. Five unlucky employees will get bills of more than $1,000. “I’m sure a number of them will be upset,” said Leslie Granoski, assistant finance director. The city’s payroll department goofed when it didn’t deduct the taxes from the pay of departing employees for unused sick leave from 1984 to February 1987.