100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 5, 1913
Reconsideration of the bill to legalize boxing was voted by the Senate this morning, 30 to 13. Sen. Ralph Metcalf gave notice yesterday afternoon that he would seek such action when the measure was lost by a vote of 25 to 16. He moved to revive the Hewitt bill. The result showed that the advocates had been busy between sessions. The ground for reconsideration was that many senators had voted against it fearing that it might make gambling legal.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 5, 1963
A break in a metal portion of the Hood Canal Bridge’s draw span locking mechanism forced closure of the bridge about 1 a.m. today. C.C. Nichols, toll facilities engineer for the State Toll Bridge Authority, said temporary repairs were being made and the bridge would be reopened to traffic by tomorrow morning. Meantime, the State Ferry System rushed a ferryboat into service about 7:30 a.m. today and traffic was being moved across Hood Canal via use of the old Lofall-South Point ferry run, which the bridge replaced in August 1961.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 5, 1988
State financial aid for a Goodwill Games pool and recreational center in Tacoma is a dead issue, a House leader said Thursday after the committee chairman decided not to bring the matter up for a formal vote. A vote count of majority Democrats of the House Ways and Means Committee had proved that only a handful of members supported spending $4.5 million to help build the Olympic-class facility, said House Majority Leader Brian Ebersole of Tacoma. As a result, after a hasty, closed-door meeting with backers of the pool, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Grimm, D-Puyallup, did not even bring the measure up for a roll call. “This bill is dead,” Ebersole said afterward.