Years Ago

20 years ago

South Peninsula Hospital was considering layoffs as rising operating costs pointed to a potential deficit of up to $400,000 by the end of the fiscal year. Budget shortfalls of between $200,000 and $400,000 had been the norm for several years, said administrator Charlie Franz. This was despite the fact that the administration had been providing the hospital board of directors with a break even budget each year, he said.

— From the issue of April 20, 2000

30 years ago

The legality of the eclectic cups sticking off the front of the former Cafe Cups restaurant building were called into question as a potential violation of the city’s 1985 sign ordinance. The restaurant’s neon “Espresso” sign was illegal, and the large, playful cups presented an issue in terms of pushing the owners past the legal limit of the number of signs allowed on a building.

“Those five cups are the talk of the town,” said Eileen Bechtol, Homer’s senior planner at the time.

— From the issue of April 19, 1990

50 years ago

The issue of April 16, 1970 is not in the Homer News archives.

— From the issue of April 16, 1970