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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
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Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: March 21, 2007
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007 I CONTEN'
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Divers' update
Upper Keys rescuers
recount the recover\
Saturday of the bodies of
two of three diners who
died at the Spieqel Grove
on Friday. Meanwhile. the
divers' friends say con-
trary to reports. theN\ were
prepared for the dangerous
dive. See stories. Page. 2.

Sewer sessions
Two meetings this week
gi.e Marathon residents a
chance to speak up on the
next phase of the cit 's
sewxer plans. See stores.
Page 4.
Sour note?
Cay' Clubs \wants to
bring in Nestor Torres.
Arturo Sando\ al and
Engelbert Humperdinck to
Founders Park in
Islamorada, but Village
Manager GarN Word rec-
ommends against it. say-
ine the traffic and related
problems w wouldn't be
%xorth the hassle. See
stor\. Page 10.
Sugarloaf gets OK
The Monroe Counts
School Board goes ahead
with a plan to build
employee housing at
Sugarloaf School. See
story. Page 12.
On the waterfront
The Monroe Count\
Commission todau hears
its options on ho'w to pro-
teci the working water-
front. See store Page 13.


Business .
Closifieds .
Crossword
Fishing
Living .
Obituaries
Opinion
Sports/Outdoors


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BLAZE BREAKS OUT: Firefighters work to extinguish a fire
that burned six units of a Tavernier storage facility late
Sunday. No one was harmed. See story, Page 4.



Yacht spills 300


gallons of diesel


Fuel transfer
goes wrong
on 54-footer
By JESSICA MACHETTA
jmachetta@keynoter.com


Private contractors and a
multi-agency task force are
working to clean up some 300
gallons of No. 2 diesel fuel
trapped against the mangroves
at the Marathon Yacht Club.
William Weir of Marathon,
owner of The Mermaid; a 54-
foot motor yacht, apparently
noticed his vessel was spilling


fuel around 1 a.m. Tuesday,
when he notified authorities.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Dan
Silvestro said the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection are also working to
help remedy the situation,
which happened because of a
"fuel-transfer problem."
That problem, said John
Coffin, owner of Coffin Marine
on Big Pine Key, is one he sees
all too often when boat owners


See SPILL / 5


Food recall
prompts scares
countywide
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

A nationwide recall of more
than 100 brands of moist cat and
dog food has a lot of local pet
owners worried, but Keys veteri-
narians are doing all they can to
put people at ease.
"Our phones have been ring-
ing off the hook," said Doug
Mader, owner of the Marathon


Veterinary Hospital. "People are
worried."
He said his clinic alone has
received more than 100 calls
from concerned pet owners
On Friday, Menu Foods
issued a "precautionary" recall.
on cans and packets of moist pet
food after receiving complaints
that pets suffered kidney failure
after eating what could be con-
taminated food.
"The recall is limited to cuts
and gravy-style pet food in cans


. See PETS / 5


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Sicys wary



of tax



changes


Monetary loss
for governments
could be huge
Associated Press

A Republican plan to cut
local property taxes in Florida
by nearly $5.5 billion has
cleared a House committee on a
largely partisan basis, after the
panel voted down Democratic
proposals to exempt some emer-
gency and disaster response
services.
The controversial plan would
limit property tax revenue for
local governments next year, and
it has Keys government officials
clamoring to determine possible
impacts locally.
"This means that [cities] will
either have to cut services, or
you have to find other revenue
sources to offset that reduction,"


Local impacts
Budget and other offi-
cials with Monroe County,
Marathon, Islamorada. Key
West and the School Board
are looking warily at the
tax proposals coming out
of Tallahassee. See stories,
pages 8,9, 10 and 11.

said Marathon Finance Director
Peter Rosasco, who estimated
the city would lose nearly $1.7
million in tax revenue if the plan
was applied'to the current fiscal
year.
"You are talking about elimi-
nating positions, so less employ-
ees for Fire Rescue, Building
Department, Planning," Rosasco
continued. "The public thinks
there is a whole lot of fat in the


See TAXES / 8


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Pet owners deluge


vets with concern


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2 Wednesday, March 21, 2007


S- y News


PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


Recovery goes 'flawlessly'


Sbriefs


DATE
WED.
THURS.
FRI.
SAT.


HI LO Bleser recounts
79. 70,
80 70 diving 'Spiegel'
79 71
81 71 for 2 bodies


Forecast: Expect scat-
tered showers and thun-
derstorms. High tempera-
tures in the high 70s to low
80s.



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By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


The bodies of two New Jersey
divers lay in pitch blackness "as
far down and as deep into the
wreck as you can go," the head of
the Key Largo Volunteer Fire and
Rescue Department's water
emergency team said.
Somebody had to go in and
get them out.
"It's a confined space that's
completely dark. There is no
ambient light," team leader Rob
Bleser said. "It is not an environ-
ment most people want to go
into."
Facing what would become
"the most complex dive-related
recovery we've ever attempted,"
officials reached out to a select
group of professional divers to
work with the fire unit for the
Saturday dives.
In all, 13 divers took part in
the Saturday recovery effort that
recovered the bodies of Jonathan
Walsweer, 38, and Scott Stanley,
55.
"It's unusual to have any kind
of plan, whether fire-rescue or
water recovery, go flawlessly,"


Bleser said. "Because of the
extensive planning that took
place and the quality of the peo-
ple involved, this one did."
Fire-department divers
responded to the Spiegel Grove
on their own Friday, after hearing
confused radio traffic about three
visiting divers lost in a closed
area of the 510-foot ship.
The area of the ship where
they ventured was sealed before
sinking because of its dangers,
but a chained hatch apparently
had been forced open at some
point to allow "penetration," con-
sidered a risky dive technique.
The original group of four
New Jersey divers reportedly had
done penetration diving before
off the Scuba-Do dive boat.
"These guys went into the
hatch, then down a very narrow
vertical shaft, then horizontally
across the ship and up a couple
decks," Bleser said. "This was
not recreational diving."
One of the wreck divers found
his way to the exit point and sur-
vived; another reached an under-
water staging area the quartet had
established. He was alive when
found and brought to the surface
by two recreational divers off
another boat, but later died.
Divers from an Ocean Divers
boat made a quick search of the
area inside the wreck for Stanley


and Walsweer. They found no
one.
"That was valuable because it
told us where they weren't,"
Bleser said.
By then, rescuers knew there
was no chance of finding the
missing divers alive. At depth,
the amount of air in their single
tanks would not last long. --
Late Friday, fire-department
divers scouted the Spiegel Grove
to see if there was a safe way to
reach the section where they
expected to find the lost men.
There wasn't.
After a planning session
Saturday, the Key Largo team
boarded a boat offered by Island
Ventures to attempt the recovery.
Two divers used about 40
minutes of bottom time to reach
the first victim and carry his body
to the vertical shaft. There, other
divers removed the victim's
equipment for the final lift.
Recovery divers stayed on the
surface for several hours to let
their body tissues get rid of dan-
gerous nitrogen. The steps were
repeated the second time.
A third dive brought up the
men's equipment. The recovery
team was on the Spiegel Grove
for about seven hours Saturday.
"All the agencies and the vol-
unteers worked very well togeth-
er," Bleser said. "We're fortunate
to have this kind of talent avail-
able."


Divers' friends dispute account


They say men
were prepared
for 'Spiegel'
Associated Press

Friends of -the three New
Jersey men who died in a dan-
gerous wreck dive last week are
disputing official accounts that
the men had no plan to navigate
the sunken U.S. military ship off
Key.
"This should have been a
very easy dive," said Tony
Donetz, a New Jersey dive boat
captain and friend of the men
whose Friday dive ended in
death. "Something else went
wrong."
The bodies of Jonathan
Walsweer, 38, and Scott Stanley,
55, of Westfield, N.J., were
recovered inside the wreck of
the USS Spiegel Grove on
Saturday. Diver Kevin Coughlin,
51, of Chatham Borough, N.J.,
was found near an exit in the
wreck by divers from another
boat on Friday. He was pro-


nounced dead at a local hospital.
Autopsies found the men died
of saltwater drowning.
Only diver Howard Spialter,
52, also of Westfield, survived
the 135-foot dive. Authorities
initially identified Spialter as
Spralter and said he did not go
inside the ship.
But on Sunday, detectives
said Spialter was in the ship with
his friends and tried to lead them
out when his air supply ran low.
. They did not follow.
"He went one way and they
went the other," Monroe County
Sheriff's Office detective Mark
Coleman said in a statement.
"He lived because he went the
right way and got out."
The divers did not take
enough tanks, did not have a dive
plan, and they did not have dive
reels with them to show them the
way out of the wreck, a sheriff's
press release said. The men were
also in a section of the ship that
was supposed to be sealed, unlike
upper areas of the wreck which
has plenty of visible exits,


according to authorities.
Fellow divers in New Jersey
said the men were experienced
divers and had explored several
deep wrecks that required
advanced certification, including
the Spiegel Grove. Donetz called
Stanley "a pinnacle of safety and
responsibility to others."
"The fact that they had the
stuff already staged said that
they did have a plan," said
Donetz, who talked to Spialter
on Saturday. "That they didn't
use lines? There's other substi-
tutes ... they used strobe lights to
mark the entrances and exits."
Stanley's wife, Marianne,
said Spialter told her that her
husband broke away from him
and swam toward the other two
divers.
"I don't know if they were
distressed. I don't know what
was going on," she said.
"Anything could have happened,
because once the silt builds up in
the boat, you can't see."
"This is a part of the ship
experienced divers try to avoid,"
Key Largo Fire-Rescue Chief
Sergio Garcia said.


Knife attack gets
Keys man 10 years

A 41-year-old homeless
Ke\ West man \\as sen-
tenced to 10 ears in State
prison Monday for a Du al
Street knife attack last
Ma. 29, according to the
Monroe Counti State
Attorney's Office.
Former Circuit Court
Judge Richard Pay nc,
hearing the case because it
% as on his docket before
he retired. handed do% n
the sentence to Ronald Lee
Isaac. w\hom a jurN con-
ricted Feb. 23 of armed
burglar\, aggravated bat-
ter%, aggravated assault
and theft.
According to the State
Attorney's Office. last
Ma\ 29. Isaac lunged from
a pizza shop onto a Lo% er
Dual side%\alk teeming
with Memorial Da\ re el-
ers and slashed and
utabbed at terrified
passers-b\. No one %as
seriounsI\ inured.




The Florida Keys are
under strict water-use
restrictions imposed by
the South Florida Water
Management District. To
find out when you con
wash your car or boat. or
water your lawn, go to
www.sfwmd.com.



Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus.
both fecal-based bacte-
ria. The following'beaches
have health advisories or
warnings against swim-
ming:
Higgs Beach, Key
West.



Keys Sunday Reporter
Steven Sanoski with
Cristina Lindley on
the Green Living and
Energy Expo. and
sustainable living.


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JACKIE Fire torches storage site
. GLEASON THEATER __
SSAT. MAR. 31 8:00 P.M. An t marshal .I Hood Avenue complex:
*A FLAMENCO FESTIVAL assistant marshal marker 91.6, until n
* BACK BY 4 sOys arson made a good stop," Romero said. night.
POPULAR DEMAND! "If they didn'tthe whole place Homes near the fa
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units at the lavernier ivini
Storage complex late Sunday.
Arson is a possibility, said
Wally Romero, assistant fire mar-
shal for Monroe County.
"The fire-department units


County responded to the scene.
The fire burned for more than
an hour. Units were on site at the


iiu te lscee.
Allen Licona, 22, v
with assault on a la


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early mid-

cility were
Residents
:um home

;n into cus-
ty Sheriff's
iarges that
stay away

ias charged
w enforce-


ment officer and resisting an offi-
cer without violence after repeat-
edly trying to walk by deputies.
William Guy, 43, told deputies
he needed to recover his office
computer and tried to bypass
authorities. He struggled with an
officer, and cooperated only after
being threatened with a Taser,
according to deputies. Guy was
charged with two counts assault
on a law enforcement officer and
resisting an officer with violence.


Sewer meetings are this week


Residents can
view.hook-up
locations
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com


Some Marathon residents will
get the chance to see where the
city intends to lay pipe and
hookup connections for the first
phase of its central sewer system
at two public meetings this week.
The meetings will be for resi-
dents from 39th to 60th streets,
oceanside and bayside, and all of
the Sombrero neighborhoods.
The city is asking residents
surrounding Sombrero Country


Club and living from 39th Street
to 60th Street to attend a meeting
at 6 p.m. tonight at the Marathon
Garden Club. Residents in neigh-
borhoods along Sombrero Beach
Road are asked to come at the
same time and place on Thursday.
City Community Services
Director Susie Thomas said this
"service area four" is one of the
biggest nearly 2,200 equiva-
lent dwelling units of the city's
six service areas.
"People can look and see
where their vacuum pits are
going to be and where they will
need to connect their property to
the system," Thomas said. "This
is the time if you want to change
something, not after we start put-
ting holes in the ground."
City Manager Mike Puto said
the meeting would be informal,
with several tables set up with
maps of the service area and staff
from city engineering and waste-
water consultant Weiler
Engineering on hand to answer
questions.
"This isn't a lecture series, it's
basically a show-and-tell," Puto
said. "But' it's very, very impor-
tant the people come out and see
the designs and let us know if


there are any problems before-
hand."
The City Council has already
instructed staff to change plans
when installing the system down
the Crane Hammock neighbor-
hood by moving the pipes away
from trees on properties and
toward the middle of the roads.
Thomas said the city had to
move one vacuum pit, which
connects up to six homes to the
collection pipes, during the first
sewer installation down
Sombrero Beach Road several
months ago.
That portion is included in the
total cost of service area four,
which Weiler estimates will be
roughly $24 million and will
include a sewage treatment plant
behind Orion Bank near the
Winn-Dixie plaza.
Bids for the project are due
April 17, and Thomas said the
contract includes a provision for
the hired company, if performing
satisfactorily and under budget,
to install the next service area
surrounding the Coco Plum sub-
division.
Weiler has estimated the total
cost for the city's sewer and
stormwater management installa-
tion at close to $102 million.


Keys briefs


Electric co-op
halts tree program

The Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative has cancelled its
proposed Tree Growth
Regulation Program in light of
customer concerns, utility offi-
cials said Friday.
The program was designed to
"spot-treat" certain trees grow-
ing under power lines to encour-
age the trees, to grow fuller
instead of taller.
Some of the consumers in the
I first area proposed for treatment


in Key Largo expressed concern
about the chemical Cambistat,
which was going to be used to
retard the tree growth.
"The idea was to offer our
members a new alternative for
trees that are always being
pruned and to possibly save
trees that will need to be
removed," utility Chief
Executive Officer Scott
Newberry said. The program
was "never intended to. com-
pletely replace tree trimming
and we did not intend to employ
widespread application of the
product."


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Keys News


Weather helpful in diesel cleanup

SPILL / From I 7 "


aren't paying attention.
"Ninety percent of the spills
that I have are unattended fuel
pumps," he said. "People will
turn on a fuel pump and walk
away. If there's a fuel pump run-
ning, you need to have both
hands on it. People don't get it."
Coffin said for big spills like
this, he calls in SWS First
Response, a Pompano Beach-
based environmental services
firm that is on the scene with
several haz-mat staffers and spe-
cialized trucks and equipment.
Silvestro said the wind direc-
tion and sun were working in the
favor of those doing the cleanup.
Yellow booms had effectively
trapped the spillage into a comer
of the inlet behind the yacht
club.
"The wind blew it into the
boom area," he said. "If the wind
was blowing the other direction,
this would have been a lot
worse."
Silvestro also said diesel
bums off evaporates rap-
idly in the sun. What remains is
being soaked up by oleophilic
pads, which absorb oil but not
water, and is trapped in the sea-
grass floating against the shore-
line, which will be picked up
and disposed of.
"Now our major concern is to
collect as much diesel as possi-


Keynoter photo by JESSICA MACHETrTA
Brad Bockoven with Coffin Marine on Big Pine Key works to
clean up a diesel slick behind the Marathon Yacht Club
Tuesday.


ble and minimize collateral envi-
ronmental impact," he said.
Whether the owner will incur
fines, Silvestro didn't know, but
said the Coast Guard will "take
appropriate enforcement once
the investigation is complete."
Boaters are asked to use cau-


tion when transiting the sur-
rounding area around the
Marathon Yacht Club, particu-
larly the inlet where the fuel is
trapped.
The Coast Guard has not
received any reports of oiled or
injured wildlife.


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AGENDA

Public Meeting
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The Monore County Planning Department will conduct
a public meeting to hear input on a proposed Bayside
Multi-use Access Road MM103-103.5 on March 21,
2007 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Key Largo Library,
101485 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida.
The County consultant URS, Corp. will be presenting
multi-use concepts.
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and pouches," according to a
statement issued by Menu Foods
Fund. "These products are both.
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Those brands include a num-
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"We're taking every precau-
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brands affected by the recall.
"We have signs up all over to
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Company representatives
have not yet removed the prod-
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will shortly, she said.
"Wherever you bought the
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said. "It's all about the safety of
the animals."
"Kidney disease is easy to


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Keys Opinion


Housing subsidies

loom in our future?

Among the many agenda items facing the Monroe County,
Commission today is one that opens quite a wide door as a
precedent-setter.
Waste Management Inc. plans to ask the commission to help
address housing affordability issues for its employees by agree-
ing to an increase in hauling fees.
The amount may not seem like that much 80 cents per ton
on top of the current contract rate of $73 per ton..
But the rationale for passing along this cost of doing business
surely opens another whole Pandora's box we haven't yet fully
plumbed.
According to information provided to the county, Waste
Management figures that 80-cent price hike would allow the
private company to subsidize monthly housing costs by $500
for a dozen key employees.
Now, change the channel and watch a replay of Monday's
Monroe County School Board meeting and its discussion about
building affordable housing on property at Sugarloaf School,
Here, the largest employer in the Keys if you exclude the
huge Navy payroll is looking for ways to recruit and retain
teachers.
During Monday's meeting, neighbors were clearly not
appeased by the School Board's decision to jettison eight rental
units or mandate traffic safety designs and even maybe hire a
crossing guard.
Too many of the nearby residents don't want "public" hous-
ing in their backyards, even if. it's ownership housing, not
rental.
And the U.S. Navy made it clear, it joins in that concern,
rejecting the notion that vacant land owned by the School
District at Sigsbee Elementary School could someday be used
for affordable housing.
So where will the teachers, firefighters, police, nurses, sani-
tation workers and yes civilian personnel employed by
the Navy find places to live this year, next year, five years from
now, ten years from now?
Maybe agreeing to pay higher waste hauling fees is just the
tip of the iceberg.
If the current trends continue, be prepared to pay a lot more
for any service or product delivered here in the Keys because
housing affordability problems are not going away -- despite
the recent downturn in real estate asking prices.
School Board member Duncan Mathewson, in a statement
prepared in advance of Monday's meeting, summed up the sit-
uation this way:
"We have the highest teacher turnover in the state of
Florida.... The urgency of finding a solution to this problem is
hinged on the housing situation we find ourselves in right now.
It's a crisis that won't go away unless we face up to it now and
deal with it the best way we can."


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Keys' hotel tax is relatively minor


EDITOR:
Regarding the possibility of increasing the
state sales tax and eliminating some property
taxes, Keys Sunday reporter Steve Sanoski
writes that it could possibly increase hotel
room taxes to 14 percent, giving the Keys
the highest room taxes in the country.
Wrong.
Take a look at taxes for hotels in other
states and especially in New York and New
Jersey. Not only are there state, county and
city taxes, there is an additional hotel tax
ranging from 10 percent to 18 percent
depending on which municipality is
involved. No one is staying away from those
hotels, and the majority of visitors to the
Keys come from states that have those high


taxes. The idea that the room tax would keep
visitors away is absurd.
It's time to take the bulk of the burden off
property owners, especially actual residential
owners. We are not making a profit off our
homes such as the hotels, restaurants and
other businesses do. We're just trying to live,
and when you consider the majority of
homeowners are retirees, why should they be
the ones funding education costs for every-
one, especially the illegals who only reap the
rewards and pay zero of the costs?
Maybe there would be less migration if
they too had to bear the cost of their educa-
tion and health care.
Taylor Jordan
Big Pine Key


Tree retardant not shown to be safe


EDITOR:
Combat-wounded veterans who served in
a theater of operations where chemical retar-
dants and defoliants were deployed are
acutely cognizant of the resultant death and'
genetic deformities that have been inflicted
upon their colleagues, families and the citi-
zens of Vietnam.
Myself and everyone I have spoken with
have been kept in the dark regarding a pro-
gram developed by the Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative that was subsequently contract-
ed out to a company identified as Spraymax,
which was designated to spread and insert
into our ecosystem a potentially poisonous
carcinogenic, all in the hope that the need to
trim trees around the electric lines would


decrease.
At this time there is insufficient data to
determine if this chemical is a carcinogenic,
a ground-water contaminant, a developmen-
tal or reproductive toxin, or an endocrine
disruptor.
The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
should immediately cease and desist from
any use of this contaminant and resume
trimming the trees in the traditional manner.
John Donnelly
Key Largo

Editor's note: Co-op officials say they've
cancelled the tree-growth regulation pro-
gram in light of customers' concerns.


All of the nation should share in sewer costs


EDITOR:
Regarding the discussions about funding
the Keys' sewage system in the next few
years, a friend of mine made a thought-pro-
voking point, paraphrased as follows:
As all taxes throughout the nation are rev-
enue sharing (we pay taxes for the bridge in
the next county), we, the entire East Coast,
helped pay for all of the dams out west when
they needed power, irrigation and water con-
trol at an astronomical price, even in that

Sign rules go too far
EDITOR:
You had better watch out, or the DOT
Gestapo will get you.
Never mind if you are a hard-working
local business owner whose, taxes and. sales
taxes you generate pay state Department of
Transportation salaries. If you dare put out a
sale sign or anything to attract customers to
your business on U.S. 1, DOT will be there
with a little sticker. Now they are trying to
enlist the help of the Sheriff's Office. More
of our tax money to spend against us? I say
no.
Call your city officials. The city is here to
work for us, the small business owners, to
help us fight this injustice. These ridiculous
rules DOT is trying to enforce are meant for
the big cities of Florida.
Stand up and fight as I am.
Mark S.enmartin
Marathon


day.
Now, here in the Keys, it is essential for a
myriad of reasons from health to the ecology
that wve have a normal sewer system like,
every city in the nation. Conversely, we
should get help from other area tax bases.
Furthermore, as important as the Keys are to
us individually, the Keys and their health are
also important to the state and the nation.
With all the greenbacks flowing else-
where, this funding should be forthcoming.
Bob Thomas
Key Largo

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Chicken roast gets great turnout


EDITOR:
The 14th annual Children's
Miracle Network chicken roast was a
wonderful success and raised $2,420
for Miami Children's Hospital, our
miracle hospital. Of course, none of
this would be possible if it weren't
for the giving people of the Keys.
A special thank you goes out to
Gemini Printing tickets, the Keynoter


and Free Press, Keith Anderson the
cook, Chris Clauss, Rita Rose, Mary
Kay Reich, Louise and Tammy at the
American Legion, Marathon Shrine
Club reporters and last but not least,
American Legion Post 154 in
Marathon. We couldn't have done it
without them. Thanks again.
Karen Farley-Wilkinson
Marathon


Key West needs to clean up


EDITOR:
In our annual visits to Islamorada
for two weeks in March, my wife
and I usually include visits to Key
West. We read the March 14 letter
by Dennis and Bettye Smith the day
before we planned to go to Key
West.
Their letter, and our prior experi-
ences with Duval Street debauchery,


caused us to forego Key West this
year. I submit that the decadent, in-
your-face behavior of homosexuals
at Gay Pride events and in gathering
places like Key West is detrimental
to the acceptance and respect that
gays are seeking as well as their
same-sex agendas.
Peter Kushkowski
Portland, Conn.


Mote not fulfilling its mission


EDITOR:
The recent article concerning
Castaway the stranded dolphin that
was taken to Mote Marine Laboratory
left out a few little things the facts.
The failed release was really four
failed release attempts.
The two drugs given to this dol-
phin were unnecessary for the few-
hour trip across the state; the dolphin
survived the initial stranding, rescue
and transport to Mote with no drugs.
Drugging any animal on the day of
release makes no sense; these animals
need a clear mind to survive in the
wild. The resulting injury to this dol-
phin is proof of that.


And after wasting all day with four
release failures, only then does Mote
decide to send the dolphin to the
Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key
Largo instead of taking it back to Mote.
Mote has an on-staff vet and sev-
eral on-staff rehab experts; the
Marine Mammal Conservancy has
none and is begging for money and
volunteers.
Mote must come clean and tell the
public is it a hospital for dolphins or
just another road-side zoo trying to
make money off the animals.
Russ Rector
Dolphin Freedom Foundation
Fort Lauderdale


Homesteading system is discriminatory


EDITOR:
No other words could be more fit-
ting for the tax system in Florida. It's
probably about time for another
Boston Tea Party.
When the homestead-exemption
law was put in, it was to protect the
poor people who were on fixed
incomes to prevent them from being
taxed out of their homes. Today, what
it does is protect the got-mines, the
rich people and the politicians from
having to pay their fair share of taxes
so they can live in their multimillion-
dollar homes and pay next to nothing
or about a quarter of what the people
who are not homesteaded have to pay.
So now it is OK to tax the non-
homesteaded people who have bought
second homes and are living on fixed
incomes out of their homes.
I am from South Jersey, living in a
state that has been said to be the most
corrupt in the country. Look out, New
Jersey, Florida wants a recount. But at
least in New Jersey, everyone is taxed
equal, with tax breaks for the poor and
senior citizens, not just for the rich.
I have owned property here for 27
years and lived in my home in Key


Colony Beach for about six months a
year since 1995 when I bought a
home I could afford with taxes at
$4,000, which have now gone up 150
percent to $12,500 while people liv-
ing in homes more than twice my size
and worth twice as much are paying a
quarter of what I am paying. Plus, all
the homesteaded people I have talked
to had their taxes reduced.
Not only do we have to support the
got-mines and politicians, we have no
insurance as of December 2006. We
were cancelled because we were not
homesteaded. Welcome to Florida. I
do not believe this can be legal and is
discrimination at its worst.
I also feel sorry for the business
people who also are treated like the
people not homesteaded. Businesses
come and go here faster than any other
area I have ever been, being forced out
by the same discrimination on taxes as
the non-homesteaded people.
I spend between $15,000 and
$20,000 each year while we are here.
I will now only spend for the bare
necessities.
Edward Roach
Key Colony Beach


Exiting workers can wave

at the imports coming in


Monday, the Monroe County School
Board voted 5-0 to build a 28-home
complex adjacent to Sugarloaf School in
an effort to retain School District per-
sonnel. It's a good plan but far less
than developer Ed Swift originally pro-
posed; he also wanted to construct eight
rentals alongside the owned homes.
The same day, this news flash was
posted above a story by NBC's Mark
Potter on MSNBC: "Staff shortage leads
to imported labor in S. Florida."
Potter quotes Jerry Broz,
general manager of Cheeca
Lodge in Islamorada, on how
the resort has to import work-
ers because there aren't
enough staying in the Keys. "
Except these people aren't
coming down on the JGT bus ,
in the morning and heading
back north at the end of the
day.
"We get them from
Jamaica, Bulgaria, Romania, -
Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Larry
Republic," Potter quotes Broz Keynot
as saying.
Does anyone else see any-
thing wrong here?
Not an edition of the Keynoter goes by
that doesn't have some kind of story on
the housing crisis in these islands -
Erin Magee's story on the Sugarloaf plan
is in today's edition, for example.
But many of the stories are telling not
only of efforts to get affordable units
down here whether it's by building
new ones or redeveloping old ones or
transferring building rights but also of
what seems to be an ever-increasing ten-
dency toward NIMBYism.
In Islamorada, early plans for afford-
able housing at the Wet Net, a former
tennis complex, were opposed by some
- even though it's considered among
the best sites for such housing. The vil-
lage has embraced the Wet Net for
affordable homes, but the issue has yet to
be resolved, and the site still sits vacant.
In Marathon, the City Council agreed
to zoning for the Coco Plum subdivision
that all but keeps out any chance of
affordable housing. It was NIMBYism at
its most blatant, and the council accept-
ed it, even codified it into the city zoni-
ing.
Now comes the Sugarloaf plan,
opposed by many who already live in
that neighborhood. They cite a litany of
reasons it's green space, security
issues, on and on.
The eight rentals were removed from
the plan due to that opposition. That's
more than baffling, because the exact
people the School Board is trying to get


housing for are those who fit the model
for decent rentals the people who
teach our kids and take care of the
school.
No wonder we're one of only seven
counties in the nation, and the only one
in Florida, losing population. Who wants
to stay where they're not wanted?



Excess sludge at a sewer plant causes a
big community problem.
Cell-phone towers raise
debate in the community.
Lawsuits over zoning form
a cloud over the local govern-
ment.
The state's look at revamp-
ing how taxes are paid, and
by whom, gets center stage
S among budget officials and
budget watchers.
Sounds a lot like the Keys,
right down to that final topic,
Kahn which dominates the news
er Editor pages of today's Keynoter.
But it's not.
It's Seminole County in
Central Florida, where the lifestyle
couldn't be any more different than it is
in Monroe, but many of the issues are
exactly the same.
Kyle Teal has covered
those issues, and more,
for the Seminole
Chronicle since
October. He's also seen
his byline in the
Orlando Sentinel,
Central Florida
TEAL Lifestyles and Orlando
Today.
Now, he'll cover those issues, and so
many others, for the Keynoter.
"I know I'll have plenty of bracing
writing material down here," he says.
"I'm looking forward to soaking up
everything the city has to offer and I'm
happy to be serving its residents with
fair, thorough journalism."
Kyle came on board Monday as our
Key West reporter, replacing Christine
Braden. Christine moved near Atlanta to
be closer to family.
The Florida State graduate will cover
the city of Key West as it goes through
change in leadership, Florida Keys
Community College as it goes through
change in leadership, and the military.
He'll also do some general assignment
work and those slice-of-life stories that
are unique only to Keys.
Please welcome Kyle. He can be
reached at 296-6989 or kteal@keynot-
er.com.


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Local governments fear rollback


TAXES / From 1

city budget, and when you real-
ly look at numbers, there is
not."
The bill is the first of a two-
part plan proposed by House
Speaker Marco Rubio, R-West
Miami, and other Republican
leaders in the GOP-controlled
House.
The second part is a pro-
posed state constitutional
amendment that would require
voter approval.
It includes a provision to
abolish property taxes on pri-
mary homes and replace some
of the lost revenue by increas-
ing the statewide sales tax from
6 percent to 8.5 percent mak-
ing it the nation's highest.
However, it is still unclear
how those sales tax revenues,
most of which are generated in
big urban areas plus tourist-rich
areas like the Keys and South
Florida, would be applied back
to local governments.
"If all of the extra sales tax
generated in the Keys stays in
the Keys, we'll end up better
than we are now," Rosasco said.
"I'll be slashing taxes dramati-
cally. But are we simply going
to become a feeder-area where
we subsidize other counties
with less sales tax?"
The crux of the House GOP
version would-Be to roll back


local property taxes to their
2000-01 level although
Rubio is now pushing a revised
version that would use 2003-04
tax levels with allowances
for inflation and population
growth.
The bill exempts about 30
"fiscally constrained" counties
with exceptionally low property


A provision in.
the bill would
let local
government
bodies
exceed
the rollback
cap by a
two-thirds
vote.

values where one mill ($1 of tax
for every $1,000 of assessed
taxable property) raises $5 mil-
lion or less far outside the
total that Monroe County raises
due to its high property values.
A provision in the bill would
let local government bodies
exceed the rollback cap by a


two-thirds vote, although it
would mean a loss of state rev-
enue sharing.
Democratic Reps. Yolly
Robison of Miami and Ron
Saunders of Key West joined all
the panel's Republicans in vot-
ing for the bill.
The Save Our Homes consti-
tutional amendment voters
approved in 1992 limits
increased assessments on
homesteaded property to no
more than 3 percent annually.
That has shifted the tax burden
to recent homebuyers and own-
ers of second homes, commer-
cial and residential rental prop-
erty.
Although the bill would
resolve at least part of that prob-
lem by abolishing taxes on
homesteads and replacing those
revenues with the sales tax
increase, it may shift the burden
yet again.
"You'll here a lot of people
saying that if you remove the ad
valorem portion, that really
penalizes lower income 'fami-
lies and single parents,"
Rosasco said, "People who are
already struggling, who don't
believe they are paying real
property taxes through -their
rent, may say they can't afford
to buy anything because of
increased sales tax."
Staff writer David Ball con-
tributed to this report.


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County looks at


$14M shortfall


Budget chief:
Service cuts
would be certain
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Tax breaks being bandied
around in Tallahassee right now
might sound good in a county
where property values have
pushed taxes up steadily in recent
years, but county officials worry.
that paring back property taxes
will eventually impact county
services.
"It would probably cut $14
million in revenues out of proper-
ty tax collections overall,"
Monroe County Budget Director
Sal Zappulla said. "It says to me,
'Who do you want to cut, people
who have worked 25-plus years
or th6se who haven't gained
career status?'"
As it stands now, a proposed
bill in the state House would roll
back tax rates to reflect property
values of fiscal years 2000-01.
The proposal, which is a long
way from a done deal, is one of
the Legislature's attempts at eas-
ing the impact of Florida's recent
surge in property taxes.
"Property tax was meant for
local government to run local
government," Monroe County
Property Appraiser Ervin Higgs
said. "It's for services like police
protection, fire protection. They
need to be careful of the process
of how they go about cutting
* taxes; not that we don't need
something done."
The House proposal would
counter the sales tax cap with an
increase in the state sales tax
from 6 cents to 8.5 cents. Some
counties add local option taxes,
which makes the sales tax in
Monroe currently 7.5 cents on the
dollar.
Supporters of the House bill
estimate the property-tax rollback


could save taxpayers $5.5 billion
statewide. There is no matching
Senate bill.
As the bill is written, local
governments will be able to over-
ride the rollback with a super-
majority vote not to participate.
For the five-member County
Commission, this would take
four votes to override the roll-
back.
If the commission were to
vote against compliance with less
than a super-majority, Zappulla
said, the county would be penal-
ized by forfeiting its share of the
state's half-cent tax.
"That would cost the county
around $8 million" in revenue, he
said.
Additionally, the bill allows
for some adjustments based on
population increases. But a recent
report compiled by the U.S.
Census Bureau shows a decrease
.in Monroe County's population
of nearly 5,000 people.
Census figures show 79,589
residents in 2000. The American
Community Survey counted
75,074 in 2005.
The rollback House Bill
7001 was approved by the
House Policy and Budget
Council. Rep. Ron Saunders,
who represents. the Keys, voted in
favor of it.
But rolling back the millage
rate is not the only thing on the
table. Another proposal would
double the $25,000 homestead
exemption.
"Doubling the homestead
exemption would cut about $5
million" from the county's budg-
et, Zappulla said.
"The more exemptions you
give," Higgs said, "the more you
move responsibility from one
group of people to another. The
bottom line is there have to be
[government] budgets, there has
to be spending. The trick is find-
ing the balance."


Keys briefs


FiRM fundraiser
planned for Sunday

A fundraiser for Fair
Insurance Rates in Monroe
(FIRM), the grassroots group that
successfully fought state regula-
tors for lower windstorm insur-
ance rates in the Keys, has a day-
long fundraiser Sunday starting
at 11 a.m. at the Marathon Moose


Lodge, 11601 1st Ave.,
Marathon.
There's no admission cost to
the event, an all-day jam session
with Michael J., Mike Green,
Dave Scott, Cousin Mary, John
Bartus, Dave Howell, Papa Pete,
Mona, George "Chippendale"
Logan, Barb Hutchinson, Sallie
Foster and Turk Coury.
There will be food and drinks
for sale and various raffles.






Keys News


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Village keeps

close eye on tax talk


BY DAVID GOODHUE
dgoodhue@keysreporter.com

Islamorada officials, like
their counterparts in local gov-
ernments throughout the state,
are looking with uncertainty to
Tallahassee and several GOP
proposals that could significant-
ly impact how much money is
available to run operations.
Gov. Charlie Crist and
Republicans in the state House
have made lowering property
taxes by as much as $5.5 billion
their top priority this session,
but some proposals have local
governments concerned, forcing
local communities to live on
property tax rates from the
2000-2001 fiscal year.
Islamorada collected more
than $7 million of its nearly $15
million budget from property
taxes for the 2006-07 fiscal year.
If the House plan was in effect
last summer when the budget was
adopted, the village would have
to make do with almost $3 mil-
lion less, said Cindy Lawson of
Bishop, Rosasco & Co., which
handles village finances under
contract while Islamorada seeks
to hire an in-house finance direc-
tor.
Lawson came up with the fig-
ure by subtracting the $3.7 mil-
lion collected in 2000-01 from
$7 million, then adjusting for
inflation and the Consumer
Price Index.
The House proposal allows
for local governing boards to
override the rollback cap with a
super-majority vote, in
Islamorada's case, 4-1. This
would mean loss of state rev-
enue sharing, according to the
bill's language, but most council
members interviewed said they
do not support the measure.
"I would vote against [rolling
back property taxes to .their
2000-01 levels] for Islamorada,"
Mayor Chris Sante said. "It
costs X amount to operate gov-
ernment. You're not going to get
away from that."
Councilwoman Cathi Hill
agreed, "Local governments
should have control over local
taxes. They [legislators] want to
cut city services for their politi-
cal gain, and that's wrong."
While Councilman Don
Achenberg said he supports the
spirit of the legislation, he, too,
said he would vote to override
such a stringent budget cut.
But the Legislature may not
go that far.
House Speaker Marco Rubio,
R-West Miami, proposed a com-
promise bill last week that


would roll back property tax
rates to 2003-04 levels. Lawson
said this would have a smaller
impact oft about $1.6 million
compared to what Islamorada
collected for 2006-07. But
attached to this proposal is a 2.5-
cent increase to the state's 6-
cent state sales tax.
Some local lawmakers are
wary the move could negatively
impact the Keys' economy.
"I'm still kind of formulating
an opinion on it. Am I in support
of lowering [property tax] rates?
Yes. Do I want to see them tie it
to raising sales taxes? No,"
Islamorada Vice Mayor Michael
Reckwerdt said.
But Lawson said local offi-
cials should see how this pro-
posal shakes out. It could be
beneficial to local coffers, she
said.
For instance, 1 cent of the
state sales tax goes to local
infrastructure funds and a half
cent is channeled to local gener-
al funds. Last year, Islamorada
collected $880,000 from the
half-cent sales tax.
If that were doubled, the vil-
lage would have. collected $1.7
million, Lawson said, enough to
recover the money lost if the
Legislature rolled back property
tax rates to 2003-04 levels.
Raising the sales tax would
need an amendment to the
state's Constitution and would
require a 66-percent state-wide
affirmative referendum vote.


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Other revenue
must be found
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com

If the state Legislature passes
a bill that significantly reduces
the ad valorem tax revenue local
governments can collect, then
the city of Marathon may see
some increased fees to residents
to make up the difference.
"It's either that or cut city
services, that's pretty much the
only choice I see," said
Marathon Finance Director Peter
Rosasco, who has been analyz-
ing a state bill that proposes to
cap local government's ad val-
orem revenue at the 2000-01
level.
In that fiscal year, which was
the first after Marathon's incor-
poration, Rosasco reported the
city had a taxable value of more
than $970 million and set a
2.9645 millage to collect $2.88
million in proceeds.
Those ad valorem taxes go to
the city's general fund and pay
for city salaries, services, equip-
ment and other operational.
expenses.
But as the city has grown, so
has the tax base, which this year
grew to more than $2.83 billion.
The city set a 1.7896 millage to
collect nearly $5.1 million.
So if the proposed legislation
had gone into effect this year,
Rosasco says the city would be
short nearly $1.7 million in cru-
cial operational funds.


State legislators recently pro-
posed the rollback be to the
2003-04 level, which still
would've resulted in a $1.2 mil-
lion loss this year, Rosasco said.
"You would be looking at
higher fees for people using the
services of the Planning Depart-
ment and Building Department,"
Rosasco said. "You may have to
look at how you handle fees for
fire and [emergency medical
services], since that's the largest
part of the city's budget."
With some current and
incoming City Council members
vowing to achieve a rollback tax
rate (where next year's budget
revenue would remain the same
as in the current year), Rosasco.
said a $1.7 million or $1.2 mil-
lion loss could become very real
if the legislation passes.
"The public thinks there is a
whole lot of fat in the city budg-
et," Rosasco said, "but when you
really look at numbers, there is
not a whole lot of fat in that
budget."
"You are talking about elimi-
nating positions, so less employ-
ees for Fire Rescue, Building
Department, Planning," Rosasco
continued. "Realistically, we're


going to have to come up with
alternative revenue sources."
However, the state bill does
make a provision for a new rev-
enue source in the form of an
increase in the state's sales tax
from 6 to 8.5 percent.
Monroe County also has a 1.5
percent local-option tax on top
of the state base, bringing the
potential tax in the Keys to 10
cents to the dollar.
However, Rosasco said the
key will be how the legislature
shares the sales tax revenue,
which are mostly generated in
South Florida and the Keys, with
the rest of Florida's counties.
Currently, Marathon receives
a share of the 1.5 percent local-
option tax, which this year put
about $1.3 million into the city's
general fund. Rosasco said if
that revenue source even dou-
bled, which is likely in the state
bill, it could nearly eliminate the
lost ad valorem revenue.
"If all of the extra sales tax
generated in the Keys stays in
the Keys, we'll end up better
than we are now. I'll be slashing
taxes dramatically," Rosasco
said. "But are we simply going
to become a feeder area where
we subsidize other counties with
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posed several plans so far this
session to significantly lower
local property taxes, including a
House initiative to eliminate
them altogether-on homesteaded
property.
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"This is pretty historical stuff.
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this whole -system that has served
us well for about 30 years without
any major tweaking," School
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said.
The plan also proposes a 2.5-,
cent increase in the state's 6-cent
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said.
One proposal being floated by
a House committee to make up
for potential loss in school rev-
enue as a result of the proposed
bill is to let local districts decide
how much property taxes they
think should be levied. Walker
said this would be offloadingg"
responsibility to local school
boards.
Under the current system of
.funding, the state requires
Monroe County to come up with
90 percent of the funding needed
for schools based on basic student
allocation.
This allocation is determined
by the number of students in the
county multiplied by the amount
of money the district will spend
on each student that year.
If the county complies with
state recommendations, Griffiths
said the state provides Monroe
County the additional 10 percent
of needed funding.
Sales tax is a much more
"volatile" tax, he said, and not as
reliable.
According to a March 16 doc-
ument provided by Griffiths from
an organization called Florida
TaxWatch, the state's general rev-
enue estimates were reduced by
nearly $1 billion through the
2006-2008 fiscal years. "This
probably won't turn around until
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unintended ramifications," board
member John Dick said about the
GOP proposal.
*There are several plans under
discussion, all of which aim to
provide property tax relief, and
all of them being scrutinized by
board members.
There is no such thing as a tax
"cut," Griffiths said, but there is a
tax "shift."
"It's like a balloon," Walker
said. "If you squeeze it on one
side, the other side is going to
pop."
"You're going to pay,"
Griffiths said. "It's just a matter
of how you're going to pay."
The simplest way to lower
property taxes across the state,
Walker said, would be to elimi-
nate sales-tax exemptions.
The elimination of exemptions
is not under discussion, Griffiths
said, even though it is "the pink
elephant in the room."
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By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


A proposed musical event
featuring singer Engelbert
Humperdinck and other notables
may be too much for Founders
Park, Islamorada's manager con-
cluded this week.
A request from Cay Clubs to
stage "a special evening of clas-
sical pop music" in the park May
12 will be considered by the
Islamorada Village Council
when the board meets at 5:30
p.m. Thursday.
Village Manager Gary Word
recommends denying the con-
cert, citing more negatives than
positives.
His primary objections include
interference with regular park
activities, lack of parking- for a
large crowd, and possible
demands on village resources and
staff.
As outlined by Cay Clubs
Vice President Frank Rego,
record "super producer" Rudy
Perez would plan an entertain-
ment bill expected to include
Humperdinck, flautist Nestor
Torres, jazz musician Arturo
Sandoval, the 5 Browns, and
"the World Debut of Madrigal."
The Florida Keys Children's
Shelter and the Rotary Student
Scholarships would receive
large donations from the event,


presentation by Tinsley
Advertising at a Feb. 28 School
Board meeting. For example,
speakers at the meeting said that
all animal food is taxed, except
for horse food.
"If they eliminated even one
third of current sales-tax exemp-
tions, that could pay for our local
required effort," Walker said.
"It's quick, fair and equally dis-
tributed between all homeown-
ers."
Dick said he'd like to see the
exemptions eliminated, but does-
n't believe that it's a realistic
goal.
The board discussed its posi-
tion on the property tax elimina-
tion proposal at its Monday
workshop in Key West.
The board took no official
position toward taxes at
Monday's meeting.
Griffiths and Walker said they
would meet Tuesday with state
lawmakers in Tallahassee to dis-
cuss the taxation issue.


Rego proposed in a March 8 let-
ter.
Word wrote to council mem-
bers that not enough time was
allocated for planning, and said
the Islamorada Community
Entertainment group which
finished building the park
amphitheater and stages events
- was not formally involved
with the project.
The concert also could fall
about a week away from the pre-
viously scheduled Island Fest, a
large two-day community festi-
val.
Big events that take over
large sections of the park often
hinder other park recreational
activities, he wrote. Village staff
has tried to limit major events to
six a year, but Word acknowl-
edged it was an informal policy.
A major concert "may open
the door to additional events that
could lead to the transformation
of Founders Park toward more
of an events site as opposed to
the present balanced use," Word
wrote.
Positives of the event include
money for local charities and
entertainment for local residents,
he noted.
The meeting takes place at
the Islamorada Fire Station, mile
marker 81.8 on Upper
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Key West eyes
a giant impact
on services
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

There's no question in the
mind of Key West Mayor
Morgan McPherson: Rolling
back the property tax rate to
2000-01 levels would impact the
city hard.
"It would devastate our budg-
et," he said. "We'd be looking at
massive layoffs as well as a loss
of many city services."
A proposal under considera-
tion in the Legislature would, in
its current form, roll back local
property taxes to that of fiscal
2000-01. The tax reform bill
passed the House Policy and
Budget Council Friday and is set
to go before the entire House.
Authors of the bill are looking
to ease the tax burden to proper-
ty owners who were hit hard by
the sharp increase in property
values in recent years.
"It started to pick up in 2001,"


Monroe County Property
Appraiser Ervin Higgs said, "but
later, in 2003 and 2004, is when
property values really took off at
double digit increases."
"We're fighting this tooth and
nail," McPherson said. "Overall,
[legislators] are representing this
as a time of out-of-control spend-
ing. But look at the city's budget.
We're not out of control by any
means. In fact, we have the low-
est millage in Florida, as a
municipality."
The bill is still likely to under-
go a number of changes, and the
Senate does not have a similar
proposal in the works.
One of the House bill's provi-
sion would allow local govern-
ment bodies to override the roll-
back with a super-majority vote.
But that override could cost the
city its share of the state's half-
cent sales tax.
"If the state tells us to roll
back, we're not in a position to
do anything but supercede it,"
McPherson said. "And if they go
with a 2.5 cent sales tax increase,
that could be a problem."


The House proposal includes
a 2.5 percent increase in the
state's 6 percent sales tax.
"It would put us at the highest
sales tax in the U.S," McPherson
said. "What does than mean to
the consumer? No one can meas-
ure that."
McPherson said the city's
budget officials have yet to fig-
ure the financial impact of the
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is preparing some estimates, but
that the proposal is not influenc-
ing the preparation of the 2008
city budget.
"We need to be aware .of it,
but it has a long ways to go," he
said. "There will be language
changes, I assure you."
McPherson plans to head to
Tallahassee next week to talk
with legislators about the city's
budget needs.


Keys briefs


Ocean Reef FD
gets federal grant
The Ocean Reef Volunteer
Fire Department is one of five
Florida departments to receive
part of a $485 million U.S.
Department of Homeland
Security Assistance to Fire-


fighters Grant announced this
week.
The Ocean' Reef department
will get $9,738, a portion of
$460,607 granted in Florida.
The grant program provides
resources for training, first-
responder health and safety pro-
grams, and response equipment
and vehicles.


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Sugarloaf
plan is for
28 houses
By ERIN MAGEE
emagee@keysreporter.com


The Monroe County School
Board unanimously voted
Monday to move forward with
the Sugarloaf School affordable
housing project.
Meeting in Key West, board
members and district staff were
also told that-building a similar
project on the U.S. Navy's
Sigsbee Park property in Key
West is not likely.
The board approved a modi-
fied plan for the Sugarloaf site
that reduced the number of units
from 36 to 28 by eliminating
originally planned rental units.
Ed Swift, the local developer
working on the project, said that
by eliminating the rentals, which
would have been subsidized by
the units that are for sale, the
board saved $510,000.
Superintendent Randy
Acevedo said the excess money
will be used to address fencing
issues, cut down on audibility and
visibility between the community
and the school, increase green
space, add a sidewalk on the
access road and help incoming
residents with down payments.


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security, but that the main issue
The approval allows Swift to was density.
begin the approximately 18- "Reducing the size from 36 to
month process of permitting nec- 28 has done a lot to deal with
essary to build on the site, he concerns," he said at the meeting.
said. But not everyone is happy
During this process, Swift with the project.
said, there will be many opportu- Several parents attended the
nities for concerned citizens to meeting and asked once again
voice their opinions, that the item be tabled until more
Many people have already questions could be answered.
done so at two public meetings, "Every time we wait," board
Feb. 28 and March 6. member Steven Pribramsky said,
Board member Duncan "that's another month that a
Mathewson said in a phone inter- teacher has nowhere to go."
view that comments from parents


Keys briefs


Pedestrian dies
on Big Coppitt Key

A 50-year-old man died
Friday after being struck by a
Ford Explorer while crossing
U.S. 1 at mile marker 10. The
victim -hadn't been identified as
of press time Tuesday.
The Florida Highway Patrol
said Howard Johnson, 64, of
Mattapoisett, Mass., was driving
north at 7:25 when the incident
happened. No charges are
planned.

Cops: Cockfighting
ring is,broken up

An anonymous phone call led
to the arrest of a Rockland Key
man Friday night on charges of
cockfighting and animal cruelty.


The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office says 168 birds were found
on property at 571 Beach Drive,
which belongs to the suspect,
Lorenzo Miralles, 67. The
Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals removed 80
of the birds immediately; those
were the most seriously injured
or that were prepped for fighting.
The rest were to be removed
Monday.
According to agency spokes-
woman Becky Herrin, when
deputies arrived at 5:30 p.m.,
they were able to stop and identi-
fy 23 people. All but two of them
were from the Lower Keys.
Herrin said a search of the
property revealed an octagonal
arena where the fights most like-
ly took place. A book that
appeared to be a betting ledger
was also found.


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By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


After two years of talking
about it, the Monroe County
Commission will be asked today
to select a strategy for preserving
working waterfront in the Keys
and for maintaining public access
to the water.
The County Commission
meets beginning at 9 a.m. at the
Marathon Government Center.
The all-day meeting will be
broadcast live on Comcast Cable
Channel 76 and available on the
county's Web site.
The county Marine Resources
Division has been working close-
ly with Florida Atlantic
University and the South Florida
Regional Planning Council on a
marine management plan to
address what many have called a
crisis due to the eloss of working
waterfront in the Keys. Today,
staffers want direction from the
county over a no-net-loss strate-
gy for that preservation.
"There are some areas where
we might still be able to address
this," Commissioner George


Neugent said. "I don't want to
sound defeatist, but in light of the
limited money available and high
property values, it's a tricky situ-
ation."
The proposal up for discus-
sion includes three options aimed
at preserving water access:
Option 1 would prohibit the
conversion of all commercially
zoned working waterfront parcels
to any other zoning or use, mean-
ing marinas would remain mari-
nas, and boatyards would remain
boatyards.
+ Option 2 would stipulate
that waterfront uses remain
water-oriented, but it would
allow the types of water-related
uses to change. Under this pro-
posal, a boatyard could be
changed to a marina, for exam-
ple.
Option 3 would provide a
compromise between preserving
waterfront uses and develop-
ments such as condos. It would
require that water-related uses
continue but would allow for
some non-marine development.


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1 Pulverized lava
4 In pieces
9 Struggle for breath
13 Intervals
19 Eng, Instruction let-
ters
20 Municipal conduit
21 Milky gem
22 Mystical teach-
ings: var.
23 Caesar salad base
26 Son of Daedalus
27 Small lynx
28 Swerves at sea
29 Satirist Mort
31 Window part
32 Female graduates
34 Animated charac-
ter
36 Actress Ward
38 Hush-hush org.
39 One Euro prede-
cessor
40 U2 pilot Powers
42 Ham-and-biscuits
sauce
45 Drumstick
46 "_ the Explorer"
47 Actor Bridges
48 Oar holders
49 "A Christmas
Carol" character
52 Handyman's
satchel
55 Island in the Firth
of Clyde
57 Supergiant star in
Cygnus
59 Restaurateur Toots
60 Himalayan gazelle
63 Singer Makeba
65 Planter
67 Get knocked for a


loop
70 Handsome men
72 Fluid transition
74 Big name in rum
75 1952 Olympics city
77 Church truth
79 Applied by pats
80 NBC classic
81 Ocean motion
83 Singer Travis
85 Withering look"
86 Religious recluse
89 Pollen; e.g.
91 Interlocking
94 Class struggle?
96 Novelist Oz
97 Jolt of electricity
100 Ice cream flavor
103 Culp/Cosby series
104 Small harbor
105 Radio static letters
106 Soaked in anil
107 Just around the
corner
109 Month for a fest
111 Tight spot
113 Green shade.
115 Lay down tarmac
117 Bemoan
118 Long-haired cat
120 Eastern European
dish
123 Of crystal-filled
stones
124 Approximately
125 Dog's warning
126 Old video-game
letters-
127 "Where the Wild
Things Are" writer
128 Within reach
129 Japanese verse
130 Concorde, e.g.


DOWN
1 Foul foul shot
2 Squealer
3 Patty's place?
4 Man from Manila
5. Five-sided polygon
6 Reverent wonder
7 Bank (on).
8 Pact
Became angry
10 Storekeeper on
"The Simpsons"
11 Pouchlike struc-
tures
12 Tickle pink
13 Camper's corn-
meal dish
14 Pol's cash provider
15 Arabian garb
16 African wildcat
17 Hard to pin down
18 Flounces
24 Top
25 Tango number
30 Jude"
33 Having auricles
35 Spick-and-span
37 Turkish potentate
41 Demolishes
43 Pairs
44 Marls, casually
46 Alaska's_
National Park
47 Concocted
50 Jumps ship
51 Adam's grandson
53 Sounds of surprise
54 Leopold's cohort
55 Nannies in India
56 Come of age
58 Spawned
60 Hummus base
61 Bailiff's call
62 Parenthetical


comment
64 Cheese choice
66 Tommy Pickles, for
one
68 "Lowdown" singer
Boz
69 Put on the back
burner
71 Take off the top
73 Ludwig or
Jannings
76 Amin of Uganda
78 Bodybuilder
Charles
82 Ides of March
rebuke
84 Conductor's pace
86 Yikes!
87 Kitchen foray
88 Brain scans, for
short
90 "Hee Haw" co-star
91 Cold remedies?
92 Party's choice
93 Happening
95 Look to get?
98 Retaliates
99 Most impudent
101 Narc employer
102 Most likely to suc-
ceed
103 Buy into
104 Rooster's pride
108 Bumbler
110 Indian drums
1 T2 Jimmie of "The
Mickey Mouse
Club"
114 Raison d'
116 Novelist Ferber
119 Narrow inlet
121 OAS member
122 Give the boot to


Keynoter







-Wednesday, March 21, ... ...
KEYNOTER DusIleSS


Fs briefs


Woman of the year
nominees announced

The Marathon Business
and Professional Women's
club announces its woman of
the s ear nominees for 2007:
Pam Aldndge, C.M. Bishop,
Cynthia Grant, Patty Ivey,
Suzie Neugent, Sylvia
Spering and Joy Wilson.
The nominees will fill out
.an application to show what
they've done over the year,
which will be presented at
the next BPW meeting in
April. Members will then
vote their choice.
For more information
about the Marathon BPW,
call Shari Cronin 849-0128.

Marathon Boat Yard
honors Bryant

Mark Bryant has been
named employee of the
month by Marathon Boat
Yard.
Bryant, a technician, has
been in the Keys for six
months, and is credited by
the business as having the
company's best interest at
heart.
"He is a very good
employee" and "has no hesi-
tations doing his job," his
employers said. "Mark is a
soft-spoken guy and loves to
fish."

Miranda joins
First State Bank

Elizabeth Miranda has
joined First State Bank as
senior vice president and risk
manager and is heading the
new risk management
department.
Miranda % ill oversee the
bank's compliance program,
act as the liaison with regula-
tors, coordinate the bank's
internal and e\terral audits
and implement an enterprise
risk management program.
She has more than 15
years of bank audit and com-
pliance experience. Miranda
earned a degree in account-
ing from Santa Maria
University in Caracas,
Venezuela, and is a certified
public accountant in
Venezuela, and has attained
numerous audit and compli-
ance certifications.


Keynoter photo by KAREN QUIST
Harpoon Harry's has been a popular eatery in Key West for 15 years. Now its fate will be
determined at a property auction this Saturday at the Westin.


Properties on the block


Harpoon Harry's,
eight others up
for bid Saturday
By STEVE SANOSKI
Keys Sunday reporter
ssanoski@keynoter.com

A gastronomical piece of Key
West history Harpoon Harry's
- is going on the auction block
along with two other commercial
properties and six homes.
Key West business partners
Robert Cobb and Ron Heck are
majority owners of all nine prop-
erties listed in the auction, which
is slated to get under way at 11:06
a.m. Saturday at the Westin Key
West Resort & Marina.
Heck has operated Harpoon


Harry's for the past 15 years, and
said the decision to put his popu-
lar eatery on the block was not an
easy one to make.
"When we were initially put-
ting this together we didn't even
think about including Harpoon
Harry's," Heck said. "But the
more we talked about it, we just
decided maybe now would be the
time to see what kind of interest
is out there."
A smaller commercial space at
606 Duval St. which has been
occupied by Art Attack for more
than 20 years is also up for
bid, as is a 16-suite office build-
ing at 2409 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Four of the six residential
properties to be auctioned off are
newly constructed three-bed-


room/three-bathroom homes on
Terry Lane in Key West.
Other residential homes up for
bid include two New Town
triplexes, one on Third Street and
another on Patterson Avenue.
None of the nine properties
listed for auction are currently on
the market. Cobb said he and
Heck decided to recruit Destin-
based Anderson Auctions to put
together an auction to more or
less test the market.
"This is our first chance to
really gauge the waters," he said.
"We think it's a good format to
create some buzz and excitement,
and get a lot of people looking at
these properties."
The live bid auctions have no
opening prices, but undisclosed

See PROPERTIES / 15


Annual radio auction nears


Chamber, Wahoo's
offering various
items up for bid
The annual Islamorada
Chamber of Commerce Radio
Auction turns the big three-oh on
Sunday with an event at Wahoo's
Bar and Grill from 2 to 9 p.m.
Clear Channel's Easy. 96.9-
FM will be doing a remote broad-
cast from the bar that day, which


includes a live auction from 6 to
7 p.m.
The auction will feature items
that sell better when they can
actually be seen, such as original
art, jewelry and items for the
home, as well as hundreds of
items including gift certificates
for local restaurants and hotels,
fishing charters, boat rentals, art,
massage packages and more.
Prices range from $100 to


$1,000, with proceeds benefiting
the chamber.
"We are so excited to be cele-
brating 30 years of this wonderful
event," said Deb Gillis, commit-
tee chairwoman. "This is our old-
est and most successful fundrais-
er, as well as a great way for both
businesses and residents to sup-
port the community."
Anyone interested in bidding
on an item, donating a gift or vol-


Lee Murray says the
bright yellow and blue
front of his family business
has people noticing it as
they drive by on U.S. 1.

Murray Marine
5710 Overseas Hwy.

Lee Murray has saltwater
in his veins.
"I like to gi% e my cus-
tomers as much knowledge
as I can," said the co-owner
of Stock Island's Murray
Marine. "NM\ dad told me
% ears ago that you're not
going to sell everyone, but
you've got to give everyone
all the respect and informa-
tion you can."
The family-owned and
operated business has been a
fixture in the local on-the-
water scene since 1969. Lee
and his brother Bill bought
the business seven years ago
when their folks retired.
This business is really a
full-service marina, offering
boat and motor sales and
service, boat storage wet
and dry a full charter
fleet, and a waterfront store
where you can pick up bait,
beer and even clothing. It
features vessels made by
Angler, Contender and
Wellcraft as well as motors
by Mercury and Evinrude.
"Murray notes that his is the
longest running Wellcraft
dealership in the county.
"Our [boat storage] prices
are lower than any place in
Key West," he said. "We're
trying to keep it affordable
for locals."
Murray Marine is sport-
ing a new paint job that
Murray says has people
rediscovering the marina.
Murray Marine is open
seven days a week, from 7
a.m. until 6 p.m. For more
information, call 296-0364.


See RADIO / 15


I BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT





Keys Business


We nesday, March 21,2007 15


Claire Johnson from Freewheeler Realty (left) and Marcia
DeClue from DeClue's Art, Printing and Framing take bids on
the air during last year's Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
live auction. This year's auction happens Sunday at Wahoo's
at Holiday Isle.


Win items

on the air

RADIO / From 14

unteering to help during the
event should call the chamber at
664-4503 or send an e-mail to
director@islamoradachamber.co
m.
All the action is at Wahoo's,
mile marker 83.5 (in the upper
level of the Whale Harbor
Restaurant and Marina) and live
on the air.
For a complete list of items to
be auctioned, visit www.isla
moradachamber.com.

Keys briefs

Carnival profit
climbs Ist quarter
Miami-based Carnival Corp.,
.the world's largest cruise group,
reported a 13 percent rise Friday
in its first-quarter profit on
increased cruise capacity and
strong yields from European
brands that offset pricing weak-
ness in the Caribbean.
The company also reported a
significant increase in future
Caribbean bookings, but its sec-
ond quarter forecast included
slight drops in cruise occupancy.
The company reported net
income of $283 million, or 35
cents per share, for the quarter
ended Feb. 28 versus $251 mil-
lion, or 31 cents per share, a


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Open houses ongoing before sale


PROPERTIES / From 14

reserve prices have been placed
on all properties. Five one-bed-
room units above Harpoon
Harry's are also included in the
auction of the restaurant at 832
Caroline St.
It's the first auction Anderson
Auctions has put together in Key
West since it began specializing
in the sale of coastal Florida
properties in 2001. Owner and
broker Ben Anderson said auc-
tions have increasingly become
a preferred method for selling
real estate as the overall market
in Florida continues to flounder.
"In a buyers' market, the auc-
tion process makes a property
stand out among the rest, and
creates an urgency to buy," he
said. "I like to refer to it as 'now
marketing,' and it really works to


the benefit of the buyer and the
seller."
Anderson received several
requests from Key West proper-
ty owners who wanted to include
their real estate in Saturday's
auction after the event was ini-
tially advertised. While no addi-
tions could be made, Anderson
said a second auction of Key


West properties might be organ-
ized and conducted as early as
June.
All of the properties to be
auctioned off are hosting open
houses, and more information
about touring hours can be
obtained by calling Anderson
Auctions at (877) 654-5300.


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i briefs


Boating class
starts Tuesday

The Key \West Sail &
Power Squadron is holding a
a.ifc-boating class, ne\t week.
The four-session course is
NLarch 27 and 29. and April
3 and 5. Clases will be at
the Sugarloaf Ke\ firehouse
from 7 to 9 p.m. and are
open to an\ one 12 and older.
Fee is $40. with a reduced
rate a: ailable to additional
family. members.
Register on line at
www.usps.org/localusps
/keywest or call Joe at 872-
7173.

Lions hosting
ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist Stephen
Oppenheimer \ ill talk about
eye ailments and solutiorb.
including sen ices available
at the Lions" Jose Sanchez
Eve Clinic at the Key West
Lions Club House. in a pres-
entation at 7 p.m. Monday at
the Marathon Lions Club's at
the Marathon Elks Club. Call
S49-0303 for reservations.
Lions Clubs International.
marking its ':0h Near, focus-
es. on helping those nith eye
and ear problems through
such programs as recycling
eveglassc' and hearing aids.

Animal Heroes
getting their due

Stand Lip for Animals.
SInch operates the Marathon
and Big Pine Kei ammal
shelters. ha, named its 2110)7
Animal Heroes.
The\ are Gerhardt
Besserer and Re Johnson.
Lipper KeN s: in the Middle
Ke -s. Shiue\ Sickle. Daruelc
Keilums. Cathi Gardner.
Shannon Aument. Marn Beth
Martel. Lazaro Al arez.
Ra\ mond Tencelski.
Christopher Pelaez and
Janice Lamnpkins; and in the
Lower Ke\ Carol E4hbach,
Marlene Schick. Nancy)
Whitman, Valerie Eikenberg,
Paul Tuinan and Stuanrt
Garri,.on.
A banquet for them is
planned for 6:330 p.m. March
29 at the Marathon Yacht
Club. For ticket infoniation.
call 743-3779.


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Casey Connor of Key Largo (above) gets a hand from Erica
Lozano for a special European look at Key Largo's St. Patrick's
Day festivities.



Keys revelers


Irish for a day


Bringing a bit of the Irish to
the Florida Keys could help
send a bit of the Keys to
Ireland.
Key Largo's annual St.


Patrick's Day Festival Sunday
drew more than 2,000 people
who enjoyed a traditional
corned-beef dinner (more than
1,000 served), along with Irish
music and local entertainment.
Proceeds from the event will
help create a Celtic Scholarship
program, intended to send local
high-school students to the
British Isles for a two-week-
familiarization program.
"We're getting very close,"
organizer Beverly Middleton
said. "We think this will be an
-exciting program."
The-daylong event outside
the Key Largo -Civic Club is
planned by the Irish-American
Society of County Monroe,
along with the South Florida
Center for the Arts and the
Monroe County Tourist
Development Council.


Photos by DAVID HAWKINS
Key Largo's community ceJebration of St. Patrick's Day (left)
brings out attire that makes sense just one day a year.






'Keys Livina


Wednesday, March 21,2007


Croquet takes over Truman White House


It's a benefit
for WomanKind
this Sunday
Spring will be in full swing
along with the mallets Sunday, as
guests dressed in their best vin-


tage garden-party attire sip cham-
pagne and play the sport of kings
- croquet or cheer on their
friends.
For the second year,
WomanKind, Key West's health


clinic for women, is hosting an
event that has been absent from
Key West for years.
The scene at the historic
Truman Little White House will
reflect the spirit of the day with
white tents and white linen-cov-
ered tables. Sponsors, their teams


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The Monroe County School
District broadcasts educational
television on Comcast Cable
Channel 78. Following are this
week's highlights:
Today, Thursday
7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Physical
Fitness Challenge.
8: Telling Stories: Chris-
topher Paul Curtis.
9: School District An-
nouncements.
10: Wednesday: The Real
George Washington; Thursday:
Colonial Williamsburg: Made in
America (live broadcast of inter-
active field trip).
11: Primary Sources:
Library of Congress.
+ 11:30: Primary Sources:
Adventures of the Mind.
Noon: Water's Journey.
12:30 p.m.: Wildlife
Explorers.
+ 1: Meet the Author: Gail
Karwoski.
1:30: Meet the Author:


Sharon Draper.
2: NASA Science Files: The
Case of the Physical Fitness
Challenge.
3: Shakespeare and The
Moor's Pavane.
+ 4: The Arts in Every Class-
room.
5: School District an-
nouncements.
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida Education.
7: Reading Between the
Lines: Interview and Interroga-
tion.
8: The Real George Wash-
ington.
9: The Learning Class-
room.
10: The Arts in Every
Classroom.
11: National Symphony
Orchestra Young People's
Concert: Flying Around America.

Friday
7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Zany


and guests, and courtside specta-
tors will dress in white vintage
garden-party attire from tumrn-of-
the-century Victorian to the Great
Gatsby era.
Gates open at noon, with tour-
nament play beginning at 1 p.m.
Prizes for champions and runners-
up will be presented. Additional
awards will go to the best dressed
lady, gent, couple and group, best
hat and best shoes. There will be
live entertainment and nartici-


other sponsorship levels are avail-
able.
As a Major Player, you can
bring up to four fans to cheer on
your team of two players while
relaxing around your own tented
table. At the Up-and-Comer level,
sponsors are entitled to two play-
ers and two spectators at a table for
four. Weekend Warriors enter a
two-player team. Courtside view-
ing is available ranging from a tent
and table for six to single seats.


Animal Anticspeare and The pants will enjoy brunch accompa- Specific financial information
8: Shakespeare and The nied by champagne is available online at www.
Moor's Pavane. The top-level Titan of Industry woman-kind.org, or contact
n 9: School District an- sponsorships are sold out, but Maggie Springer at 294-4004.
nouncements.
-* 10: Telling Stories: Nikki
Grimes.
11: I Heard That! Listening
to Classicalusi. Nurseries You Can Trust
11:30: Hands-On Crafts for
Kids: Oceanography.
+ Noon: Primary Sources:
Library of Congress.
12:30 p.m.: Primary
Sources: Adventures of the Mind.
1: Meet the Author: Sharon
Draper. .
1:30: Meet the Author:
Sally Hobart Alexander.
2: NASA Science Files: The Green Thumb
Case of the Zany Animal Antics.
3: National Symphony Certified
Orchestra Young People's
Concert: Flying Around America.
4: The Arts in Every
Classroom.
5: School District an-
nouncements. Techniques That Work
S6: Education Showcase.
*6:30: Hands-On Crafts for
Kids: Oceanography.
S7: Rebroadcast of March 19
Monroe County School Board
workshop.




Pete Rosin Scholarship

S1i CArt Auction

Saturday, March 24th begins at 7 pm
Doors open at 6 pm at

Artists in Paradise Galleryv
Big Pine Shopping Plaza
Everyone is invited!!! No registration fee. Help us raise funds for our local students
from all the Keys High Schools who are continuing their education in the arts.
Auction artwork will be on display from
3/16 to the 24th with pre-bids accepted.
S Sponsored by Artists in Paradise Gallery, Lower Keys Artists i
I Network and the Pete Rosin Scholarship Fund, Inc.
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GETTING READY FOR MARC: Volunteers from Kenseal
Construction Corp. and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club
landscape the May Sands School grounds on United
Street in Key West, which will house the new Monroe
Association of Retarded Citizens classrooms, plant store
and offices in a few months, when MARC moves from its
current location on Southard Street.






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Seniors' health fair is Saturday


Several- services
to be available
in Key Largo
HelpLine and the Upper
Keys AARP have joined
forces to present the Senior
Citizen Information Fair at the
Key Largo Civic Club, mile
marker 100 oceanside (across


the street from the Lions
Club), this Saturday. Hours
are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Among vendors providing
information will be Com-
munity Bank and H&R Block.
HospiceCare of Southeast
Florida will do blood-pressure
checks and talk about bereave-
ment services. Volunteers with


the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE program
(Serving the Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) will be there
to answer Part D and Medicare
questions.
The Visiting Nurse
Association/Hospice of the
Florida Keys will provide flu
shots for $30 and pneumonia
shots for $35. The Senior
Group, HelpLine, the Palace,


American Home Mortgage and
others, also will be represent-
ed.
Other participants may
include medical providers,
medical supply companies,
financial advisors, therapists,
clubs, nonprofits, agencies
and attorneys specializing in
wills and estates.
For more information con-
tact Pam Martin at 853-0907.

Keys briefs

Stargazing event
takes place Thursday
Crane Point Hammock's
Evening with the Stars, which
was planned for last week, has
been rescheduled to 8:30 p.m.
this Thursday. It was delayed
due to overcast skies.
Those attending should
meet at the main museum
entrance at mile marker 50
bayside and can either take a
trolley ride to the observation
point or walk with a guide.
Evening with the Stars is pre-
sented David Heeschen, who
holds, a Ph.D in astronomy
from Harvard University.
The featured objects on the
agenda for Thursday at Saturn
with its rings and moons, the
Orion Nebula, double stars
and star clusters.
Call 743-3900 for more
information. There's no cost
for Crane Point members; it's
$5 for others.


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THIS CAR'S BEING RAFFLED: This 2006 Monte Carlo Will be auctioned by the Mariners
Hospital Auxiliary at its May 2 luncheon. It was willed to the auxiliary by former member
Pat Hillis of Tavernier, who died last year. It has, among other things, 1,528 miles on it and
four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the hospital gift shop at mile
marker 91 or by calling Mary Dawson at 451-0417. Tickets are $100, and only 200 will be
sold.






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The annual
underwater
hunt returns
When the cuddly, floppy-
eared Easter bunny stands 6 feet,
4 inches tall (sans ears) and
weighs in at 240 pounds (dry),
he gets to hide his Easter eggs
anywhere he wants to.
So snorkelers and divers


should be happy to know those
eggs are to be hidden in barely
10 feet of azure Florida Keys
water.
The annual Underwater
Easter Egg Hunt at Captain
Slate's Atlantis Dive Center,
mile marker 106.5 oceanside, is
set for the 8:30 a.m. dive April 8.
The shallow dive offers
divers more bottom time and


snorkelers an easy kick to recov-
er the eggs. Crowds of other
divers will not be in anyone's
way because the Atlantis crew
anchors at a secret spot, which
cannot be divulged lest the
unfortunate taleteller be hopped
upon by the aforementioned
240-pound bunny.
Owners of underwater cam-
eras can expect great photo con-
ditions at the shallow reef -
clear water and lots of light.


Photographers also can expect to
glimpse the bunny overseeing
the egg hunt.
All proceeds from the egg-
stravaganza benefit Kids In
Special Situations, a nonprofit
organization that provides holi-
day cheer and presents to kids in
need who would not otherwise
have a Christmas celebration.
For reservations and more
information, call 451-3020 or
(800) 331-3483.


7.- briefs


Knights holding
an open house

In celebration of the found-
ing of the 125th anniversary of
the Knights of Columbus,
Fraternal Benevolent Order
Queen of Mercy Council No.
12925 in Key Largo is holding
an open house at 7:30 p.m.
March 29.
Supreme Director Robert J.
Fallon, a representative of
Supreme Knight Carl
Anderson, will present a brief
history of the order.
The event is at St. Justin
Martyr Catholic Church, mile
marker 105.5. Refreshments
will be served. Call Ernie
Mitchell at 451-5228 or John
Gassler at 517-9456 for more
details.


Author Kling
to speak Friday

South Florida novelist
Christine Kling will speak about
her latest book at Tavernier's
Cover to Cover Books from 7 to
9 p.m. Friday as part of her
"Wrecker's Key" tour.
It's the latest in her Seychelle
Sullivan series. She describes it
thusly: "From harbors of Key
West to the wild Biscayne Bay to
the night lights of Miami,
Kling's tough-minded heroine
Sullivan has carved out a life
that is uniquely her own. Now,
this fiercely independent woman
is at a turning point and in a dan-
gerous duel with an unseen
enemy."
Cover to Cover Books is at
mile marker 91.2.


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Dive down for Easter eggs


Anger-Management
Classes
Four part series, starting
April 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.,
located at 1700 Von Phister,
in the Key West Fellowship
Hall. There will be $8.00 fee
to cover class book. You will
need to contact the church
office to reserve your seat.
Class size is limited. If you
have never taken the step to
a better life, and anger is an
unsettling emotion within
you, then do not miss this
important class. It will
change your life.
1. Understanding the difference
between anger and rage.
2. Addressing the causes of
your negative feelings.
3. Handling your negative
feelings in a positive way.
4. Helping your childeren/spouse
deal with their anger.
Contact: Gary Howard-moderator
Key West
Church of Christ
1-305-296-3331
or 1-888-849-8753


GARDEN DEDICATED: Ninety-two people turn out March 17 for the dedication of Matecumbe Memorial Gardens at
Matecumbe United Methodist Church in Islamorada. The facility is a place of internment for the cremated remains of
people who want to have a place of remembrance in Islamorada, regardless of their religious affiliation. The dedication
was officiated by Rev. Barbara Ammann, minister of the church, and Rev. Deborah McLeod, district superintendent of the
Southeast Florida District of the United Methodist Church.




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KEYNOTER


briefs


Realy golf event
set for next week

What', called the Walking
the Plank Againmt Cancer
golf tournament hosted by
the Ke\ West Westin Resort
and Marina March 2? bene-
*fits the Loer Ke.s Rela.
for Life fundraiser for the
American Cancer Societ.
Cost is $75 per golfer
\ ith a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
To register. call Erica at 292-
4363.

Triathlon returns
to Keys college

Florida Ke\ s Community
College's annual
Southernmost
Triathlon/Biathlon hits the
Stock Island campus March
24.
Participants will compete
in a 600-yard ," im in the
college dive lagoon, a 10-
mile bike and a 5K (3-mile)
run around College Road.
Registration forms are arail-
able at the college Pool.
There are fi\ e categones
to enter: Tnathlon, Sw im &
Bike, Swtim & Run. Bike &
Run, or Relay. The pre-regis-
tration fee is $30 per person
or $80 for a :ela) team. On
race day, the fee will
increase by $10. Every par-
ticipant will be gi en aT-
shirt
Triathlon coordinators
and volunteers are needed to
man stations and on College
Road to ensure safety of par-
ticipants and smooth races.
For more information, call
college Aquatics Director
Lori Bosco at 809-3562.

Unitarians
golf for charity

The Unitarian
Universalist Miniature Golf
Outreach Open hits the
"links" of Bayview Park in
Key West Saturday.
Proceeds of the tourna-
ment and open play benefit
community nonprofits; the
sponsoring Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of
Key West will not benefit
from money raised.
The tournament starts at
10 a.m., open play at 2 p.m.
Call 296-4369 for specifics.


Foltz earns


no-no for


the Conchs


Senior needs
just 71 pitches,
is near perfect
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


A flaw in his pitching motion
corrected, Key West High
School's Daniel Foltz threw a
no-hitter Friday night as the
Conchs defeated Williston, 9-0,
at Rex Weech Field.
Foltz, a senior who had
uncharacteristically lost two
games in a row, was throwing to


coach Miguel Menendez in the
bullpen before the March 13
game at Mater Academy when
Menendez noticed that some-
thing wasn't right.
"His stride was off," he said.
"It was forcing him to throw
across his body and he was los-
ing some of his velocity and
command. We made a quick
adjustment and he was back to
feeling the way he did earlier in
the year."
The return to form made Foltz
See FOLTZ /22


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Spring Break for the Coral
Shores baseball Hurricanes will
not include a break from the dia-
mond.
The Hurricanes, now ranked
No. 9 in Florida's Class 3A poll
by the Florida Sports Writers
Association, play three games in
three days during this week's
school holiday.
The string starts at noon
Monday with a home game
against Marathon High School.
Postseason play lies only a
month away so the Canes (8-4)
need to stay sharp, head coach
Jeff Meyers said. "We've been
playing well but we need to get
better," he said.
Coral Shores is coming off
Thursday's impressive 9-7 victo-
ry over South Dade High School,
a Class 6A program, in
Homestead.
"That probably was our best
game of the year," Meyers said.
"We scored a lot of runs and
played good defense."
Shortstop Ray Ferro tripled
and doubled in his 3-for-4 day
against the Broncos, driving in
three runs.
Alex Nobregas moved to the
mound from second to record a
pitching save for starter Chris


Noble. Nobregas also slapped a
pair of hits.
Coral' Shores is the only
District 16-3A team ranked in the
state poll, although the
Hurricanes have lost twice to
Archbishop Carroll and once to
Gulliver in the four-team circuit.
Results from Tuesday's
rematch at 16-3A leader Gulliver
Prep were not available at press
time.
"It's nice to be recognized,"
Meyers said of the ranking, but
noted that some powerhouse
clubs that deserve notice some-
how failed to get ranked.
District 15-3A's Florida
Christian "has been ranked as
one of the best high-school teams
in the country, and they're not in
the 3A poll? I don't understand
that," said the Cane coach. "A
team [Gulliver, 11-1] that beat us,
15-0, isn't ranked."
Coral Shores athletic director
Rich Russell said teams must be
nominated for poll voting, and
Miami-area prep writers appar-
ently neglected to nominate
teams like Florida Christian or
Gulliver.
Coral Shores travels to
Ransom Everglades on Thursday,
then starts its Spring Break
schedule Monday against
Marathon.


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Keynoter photo by DAVID BALL
FIRST VICTORY: Marathon's No. 1 girlh-tennis player,
Gabby Brossard fights through sickness to- earn her first
singles win of the season, an 8-6 victory over Palmer Trinity
at home Monday. See story, Page 24.


Marathon drops


fourth in a row


Spotty defense
still plaguing
the Dolphins
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com


The Marathon High School
baseball had no problem hitting
the ball Friday in a home game
against the Falcons of Palmer
Trinity, but the Dolphins' incon-
sistent defense coughed up a
fourth-straight loss, 13-6.
With the loss, the Dolphins
(2-6) sit in last place in District
16-2A. behind first-place
Westminster Christian and sec-
ond-place Palmer.
Marathon heads to a Spring
Break tournament at Coral
Shores Monday and Tuesday,
and then the Dolphins have
three more games until the dis-
trict tournament, where the
Falcons will likely be waiting.
"We know we'll be playing


Palmer, and our goal is just to
beat them," Dolphins coach
Luis Leal said. "We need to find
a combination that works for us
defensively, and if we beat
Palmer we are into regionals."
I That combination has so far
eluded the Dolphins, who saw,
among other errors, a series of
fly balls misplayed that led-
directly.to Falcons runs.
"We made five or six errors,
so that's still a problem," Leal
said. "We are now getting the
reputation of being a good hit-
ting team, but defensively, we
need to just button down."
No. 1 pitcher Toby Eigner
sat down the first three batters
of the game, but would eventu-
ally give up 15 hits with only
one strikeout on the day.
Palmer scored in the second
inning on a double, but
Marathon shortstop Jay-*
See DOLPHINS / 23


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Lady Conchs come up short


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The level of competition went
up considerably Friday night for
the recently run-happy Key West
High School softball team, main-
ly. in the form of a talented, well-
trained freshman pitcher.
Gulliver Prep's Sarah
Buchholz held the Conchs to one
run in six innings, retiring after
the sixth with a 4-1 lead. Key
West battled back in a seventh
inning delayed 10 minutes by an
argument, but fell short as the
Raiders won, 4-3, at the Back
Yard.
The Conchs entered the game
having scored 53 runs in their
past three contests, all against
suspect pitching.
"Against a pitcher with good
velocity and control, I expected
us to not hit as well or score as
many runs as we had been scor-
ing," batting coach Frank Ratcliff
said. "I told the players I'd be
happy if we could get two, or
three runs. They're not as over-
whelmed [against good pitchers]
as they were last year."
The hard-throwing Buchholz,
who had six strikeouts, is tutored
by former Olympics coach
Hector Torrez, now with Florida
International University.
"By the time she's a junior or
senior," Ratcliff said, "she'll be
unhittable."
Sophomore Lindsay Yochum
pitched a strong game for the
Conchs, who, unlike in recent
games, did not back her with
good defense.
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Five-game
win streak
comes to end
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


third inning, third baseman Kayla
Reams fielded a dribbler and
threw low to catcher Allison
Baker, who couldn't stop the ball
as the runner scored to give
Gulliver a 2-0 lead.
In the fifth, an error by nor-
mally reliable second baseman
Jianna Hemandez led to another
Gulliver run and a 3-0 Raider
advantage.
Buchholz breezed along until
Heather Palladino, who had dou-
bled earlier, singled with two
outs in the sixth. She later scored
on an error to make it 3-1 but fur-
ther scoring was prevented when
catcher Courtney Fish picked
Ashley Henriquez off third base.
Gulliver added a run in the
seventh and had a seemingly safe
4-1 lead as the Conchs came up
in the bottom of the inning to
face Olivia Alvarez, who had
moved to the mound from third
base.
Lauren Wells greeted Alvarez
with a single. After a sacrifice
bunt by Trish Wise, Baker struck
out. Pinch-hitter Madison Disson
then walked to bring the potential


No-hitter's his first


FOLTZ / From 21-

almost perfect he struck out
11, faced the minimum of 21 bat-
ters (the one Williston player
who got on through an error was
picked off base) and needed only
71 pitches.
"I threw mostly fastballs, with
a few curves and a couple of
change-ups," Foltz said. "I want-
ed to regroup [after the two loss-
es] and retain what I learned in
practice about my mechanics."
It was Foltz's first no-hitter at
any level and the first for the
Conchs since Chas Spottswood
pitched one in a 10-0 victory
over Pensacola Catholic in the
2005 state semifinals.
Menendez said two other no-
hitters 'came to mind a com-
bined effort by Daryl Lewis and
Riedier Gonzalez in 2003 and a
perfect game by Al DeValle in
1985.
"It's great to be considered
with some of the biggest names
in the program's history," said
Foltz, who is being coveted by
the University of Tampa,
Louisville, South Florida,
Florida International and The
Citadel.
He said he was unaware he
was on the verge of making his-
tory until shortstop Raiko
Alfonso told him. "I told them to


stay away from me," Foltz said,
aware of the tradition of not talk-
ing about a possible no-hitter.
He said he didn't feel any
pressure in the final inning,
which ended on a fly ball to
freshman center fielder Michael
Arencibia.
"It was an unbelievable feel-
ing because this is such a great
program and this is my last year,"
Foltz said. "For the freshmen and
sophomores -to be a part of it is
special, too."
On Saturday night, the
Conchs wore green hats for St.
Patrick's Day and defeated the
team from near Gainesville
again, 9-4, behind six innings of
scoreless pitching by sophomore
P.J. Arencibia.
Key West took a 2-0 lead in
the third on doubles by Josh
Free, Michael Arencibia and
Frankie Ratcliff. RBIs by Artie
Grizzle, Free and Alfonso length-
ened the lead to 5-0 in the fourth.
The Conchs scored four more
runs in the sixth, two on a double
by Charlie Walker-Yhap.
The weekend victories
improved Key West's record to
8-4. The Conchs, who played
Tuesday night at Monsignor Pace
in a game completed too late for
today's paper, will try to avenge
an earlier defeat to St. Brendan
when they play the Sabres at 8
Friday night at Rex Weech Field.
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tying run to the plate.
Hernandez promptly singled
to right, and two runs scored as
the Raiders made two throwing
errors to the delight of the Conch
fans. The fans then gasped as
Hemandez tried to go all the way
to third base. The ensuing throw
beat her to the bag by 10 feet and
it appeared the game was over.
But field umpire Paul Schmidt
called Hernandez safe, touching
off a 10-minute rhubarb. Irate
Gulliver coaches and fans argued
that Schmidt had asked for help
from homer plate umpire Frank
Bazo, who called Hemandez out.
"He never asked me," Bazo
said afterward.
Play finally resumed but
Hemandez was left stranded
when Alvarez struck out Victoria
Commander.
The loss dropped Key West's
record to 9-4 and snapped a five-
game winning streak. The
Conchs, who played at
Monsignor Pace late Tuesday,
will host a four-team tournament
this weekend at the Back Yard.
They'll meet Faith Christian at
7:45 p.m. Friday. The title game
will be at 1:45 Saturday.


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Smith takes Menendez Miler


A veteran Key West runner 45 to 49: 1. Cindy Vinc
took top honors in Saturday's Key West, 25:14.7; 2. Gr
third annual Menendez Miler 5K Cornell, Key West, 27:05.9;
Run/Walk through Key West. Kerri McLean, Key Wi
Jeremy West finished the 28:14.4.
course to in 18 minutes, 5.8' sec- 50 to 54: 1. Cecilia Welzi
onds to win the overall contest. Key West, 25:59.8; 2. Den
Top female finisher was another Hull, Key West, 34:24.0; 3. Gi
Key Wester, Shelby Mattison, at Stones, Key West, 34:56.0.
21:31.2. 55 to 59: 1. Edna Ea
Following are the top three New Richmond, Wis., 27:34.6
finishers in the age categories: Esther Tupino, Key W
33:32.9; 3. Michele Grahl, I
Female West, 34:56.5.
14 and under: 1. Priscilla 60 to 64: 1. Pat Kersey,]
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 23:20.7; Pine Key, 26:28.1; 2. Gerda K
2. Georgie Welzien, Sugarloaf Key West, 29:10.7; 3. Sha
Key, 30:02.6; 3. Morgan Nelson, Serine, Nags Head, N.
Key West, 30:25.8. 31:25.2.
15 to 19: 1. Julianne Walker: 1. Sue Fergus
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 29:08.1; Summerland Key, 36:16.2;
2. Marlene Thurber, Key West, Lizzette Ramos, Big Pine F
29:32.7. 40:00.1; 3. Sandra Guy,
20 to 24: 1. Gianna West. 41:28.0.
Duponty, Key West, 25:45.4; 2. Master: 1. Mary La
Kate Liggett, Key West, 35:50.5. Pasadena, Md., 24:34.4.
25 to 29: 1. Brooke Millard,
Key West, 22:49.2; 2. Sara Male
Chard, Big Pine Key, 27:40.0; 3. 14 and under: 1. B
Yasmin Bharucha, Key West, Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 23:21
30:41.9. 15 to 19: 1. Orion Griffi
30 to 34: 1. Cathy West, Key West, 19:25.9; 2. Vincent
Sandy Hook, Ct., 22:22.0; 2. Neures, Key West. 22:42.0.
Rachel Baillargeon, Cudjoe Key, 20 to 24: 1. Tobin Renw
23:00.2; 3. Solene Huchon, Key Key West, 18:58.5; 2. Da
West, 25:16.9. Graham, Key West, 21:27.8:
35 to 39: 1. Jennifer Leslie, Brad Nowicki, Sugarloaf F
Key West, 26:48.1; 2. Jennifer 23:02.7.
Smith, Key West, 27:33.5; 3. 25 to 29: 1. Ryan Agn
Linda Moody, Sarasota, 27:37.7. Key West, 20:51.4; 2. Cl
40 to 44: 1. Susan Kochan, Niemiec, Winter Park, 24:16.3
Key West, 24:41.1; 2. Caroline Michael Lynch, Key W
Horn, Key West, 32:19.4; 3. 24:33.1.
Catherine Kanagy, Key West, 30 to 34: 1. Wil
33:50.7. Reynolds, Washington, D


Canes' tourney is next


DOLPHINS / From 21

Hegland saved another run by
catching the runner at third with
a quick throw. Marathon loaded
the bases in the second but left
the runners stranded.
Palmer scored again in the
third on an error, but the
Dolphins answered with a two-
run double by Thomas Ryan and
an RBI single by Jake Sjursen.
Marathon amassed 11 hits in
the game, but it wasn't enough to
overcome a defensive break-
down in the fourth inning that led
to four Palmer runs.
Missed fly ball resulting in a
double; RBI single; another
missed fly ball for two more
runs; then an RBI double.
"We're asking a lot of these
kids, and many of them are play-
ing out of position," Leal said of
his young roster. "They are play-
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off, they can get flustered."
Palmer continued to capital-
ize on Marathon mistakes and
score with runners on, while the
Dolphins' bit hits came with
minimal scoring opportunities.
J.P. McCabe continued his hot
hitting streak by going 3-for-5
with a double, RBI and two runs
scored. McCabe is now leading
the team with a .526 batting
average, just above former lead-
ing slugger Sean O'Connor at
.524.
"He's dialed in right now, and
it's hard to hit as well as we are
when we are only playing one
game a week," Leal said.
"Hitting, more than anything, is
all about rhythm."
Marathon next plays in the
Spring Break tournament with a
game against the Hurricanes at
noon Monday. Marathon then
faces Rockledge at 11 a.m.
Tuesday.


18:52.6; 2. Peter Ryan, Key West,
22:10.9; 3. Jeff Urban, Marathon,
22:21.3.
35 to 39: 1. Jonathan
Stabile, Key West, 21:10.7; 2.
Patrick Leslie, Key West, 21:42.1;
3. Daryl Riedel, Key West,
22:57.5.
40 to 44: 1. Graham Savage,
Key West, 21:20.2; 2. Michael
Andersen, Key West, 22:36.2; 3.
Louis Paez, Key West, 26:22.9.
45 to 49: 1. Edward Healy,
Key West, 21:59.4; 2. Roger
McVeigh, Key West, 26:06.6; 3.
Dave Sermak, Key West, 27:04.6.
50 to 54: 1. Bill Ferguson,
Key West, 27:07.4; 2. Daniel
Distasio, Key West, 30:48.2; 3.
Bob Peryam, Big Pine Key,
33:00.4.
55 to 59: 1. Richard
Hayhoe, Big Pine Key, 21:12.7; 2.
John Welsh, Key West, 22:38.0;
3. Don Vertregt, Big Pine Key,
24:17.0.
60 to 64: 1. William Weiner,
Saint Paul, Minn., 24:38.7; 2.
Richard Breese, Big Pine Key,
25:34.0; 3. Winston Stoddard,
Green Bay, Wis., 32:08.9.
+ 65 to 69: 1. Phil Reinhard,
Key West, 27:09.7; 2. George
Rawnsley, Marathon, 31:48.8; J.
Michael Davison, Key West,
37:28.6.
70 and over: 1. Louis
Derogatis, Key West, 25:28.9; 2.
Terry Doughtry, Key West,
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Key West, 31:08.3; 2. Larry
Ferguson, Summerland Key,
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Torch Key, 41:59.3.
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under-14 boys
played well in
the recent
South Florida
Region Cup,
making it
through the
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pool, but the
team was
eliminated in
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quarterfinals.


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By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com


Victories for the Marathon
High School tennis team have
been small this year, and one
came Monday when No. 1 girls'
singles player Gabby Brossard
earned her first win of the season
despite fighting the tail end of
pneumonia.
The win came in the Lady
Fins' (0-9) loss to District 16-2A
team Palmer Trinity, 5-2, at
home.,The boys' teams fared a
bit worse, with a 7-0 loss.
Brossard, in her first competi-
tive match in weeks, controlled
Palmer's Josephina Rochette
with quick feet and accurate ball
placement to win 8-6.
"Her ground strokes were


but that affected all players. She
just goes out there and competes
and never complains."
No. 2 Angela Farello lost her
match 8-3, while No. 3 Kelsey
Wonderlin dropped 8-2 in her
set.
No. 4 Annabelle Walker con-
tinued her competitive play with
a close loss at 8-5. No. 5 Sarah
Bradshaw was shut out 8-0.
In doubles, the No. 1 team of
Brossard and Farello handily
won 8-3, while No. 2 team of
Wonderlin and Walker lost 8-3.
For the boys, the closest sin-
gles match came at No.3, with
John Danaher losing 8-2.
No. 1 Alex Donaldson lost 8-
1; No. 2 Kerry Wonderlin lost 8-
0; No. 4 Weston Wiatt lost 8-0;
and No. 5 Alex Chemiavsky lost


Donaldson and Wonderlin edged
8-6. John Lancaster and Steven
Nelson lost 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Marathon faced Coral Shores
Tuesday (results unavailable at
press time). The Dolphins head
back to the Coral Shores court on
Thursday to face St. Brenden at 3
p.m. Thursday.

No. 2 at USTA
Brossard finished second in
the Harry Gilbert Super Series
tennis tournament in the Girls' 14
division March 10 at the USTA
Florida Tennis Center in Daytona
Beach.
After receiving a first-round
bye, Brossard. beat Monica
Mattos of Ocoee 6-0, 6-0, Lara
Dedic of Jacksonville 6-1, 6-1
and Sarah Baron of Orlando in


1Florida Keys sound," coach Mark Hooper 8-1. the semifinals 6-1, 6-1.
said. "The gusting winds con- The Dolphins came closest to She then fell to Shann
tribute to some double faults, a win at No.1 doubles, with Brewer 5-7, 3-6 in the finals.


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Coral Shores' girls lacrosse
team notched its third win of the
season Friday with a 16-4 deci-
sion at Killian High School.
Darcie Spaulding set a single-
game Coral Shores record with
eight goals.
The win moved the Lady
Canes to 3-3 in district (3-5 over-
all), which locked up a spot in
postseason action, coach Mark
Hall said.
A 6 p.m. Thursday home
game against visiting Palmetto
will help establish seeding for
the playoff tournament in mid-
April, Hall said.
Results of a Tuesday road
game at Cypress Bay were not
available at press time.
At Killian, the Lady Canes


ran into a physical defense but
got untracked as Spaulding, a
senior midfielder, started on her
record run.
Forward Rachel Catanio
scored four goals at Killian to
give her a team-high 28 for the
season. Spaulding has 27.
Both are ahead of the previ-
ous season record, 16 by Taylor
Moran in a six-game season.
The Canes "had to work for
every goal, given the experience
that [Killian's] Cougars have
gained over the few weeks since
we played them," Hall said.
Senior midfielder Mycle
Hopman and freshman Melissa
Mott each scored their first
career goals at Heritage.
Kelsey Garcia had an end-to-
end defensive goal, and Vallarie
Ostenson scored one goal. Lexie
Glista made an assist.
Coral Shores' boys played


one of their best games of the
season Friday, falling 8-4 to
American Heritage of Boca
Raton.
The boys "played a well con-
trolled game with good defense,"
Hall said.
Coral Shores was within 5-3
late in the third period when a
penalty left the Hurricanes short-
handed for a 3-minute penalty.
Heritage scored twice in that
period.
Midfielder Mike Gregory
scored twice to lead Coral
Shores.
Jerry Renfroe scored his first
goal of the season, and Benny
Spaulding scored a solo goal.
In a Saturday middle-school
game, the Key Largo Tornados
fell to their Palmer counterparts,
12-4. "The Tornados' skills are
getting better with every game
they play," Hall said.


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NETTING SUCCESS: Saturday's 'play-a-thon' hosted by the YMCA Competitive Edge Junior
Tennis Program at the Key Largo Community park was a big success. The Coral Shores
netters came out to play at the fundraiser, which also featured top players from the main-
land, including Robert Kendrick and Todd Widom, both entered in the Sony-Ericson at Key
Biscayne. That tournament opens today.



Powerboats return to island


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Grand Prix
weekend set for
May 18 to 20
Some people feel an adrena-
line rush crossing over the
Keys' Seven Mile Bridge at 50
mph. Imagine going under two
concrete-supported bridges at
more than 100 mph.
That's the challenge facing
offshore powerboat racers at
the 2007 Marathon Offshore
Grand Prix, slated for May 18
to 20.
The race's unique course
encompasses both the old
Seven Mile Bridge that was part
of the railway stretching from
mainland Florida to Key West
and the contemporary Seven
Mile Bridge that is the center-
piece of Overseas Highway.
The course runs roughly
seven miles per lap, starting in
Florida Bay and proceeding
westward to the first check-
point. Racers make a 90-degree
left turn to head to the Atlantic
Ocean, passing between the
new and old Seven Mile Bridge
concrete foundations.
Two more hard left turns
point'the racers back to the bay
side, again speeding through
.the narrow pass between the
bridges' concrete foundations.
A right turn in the bay takes rac-
ers across the finish line or to a
hairpin left turn that completes
each lap.
The Superboat Unlimited,
Superboat Vee Unlimited,


Superboat, Super Vee and Super
Cat classes run 14.5 laps, or
about 97 miles.
The Superboat Stock and
Superboat Vee Limited classes
run 10.5 laps, about 70 miles.
The Superboat Factory 1 (F)
class is to run an 8.5 lap course,
about 57 miles, while
Manufacturer Production (P)
classes run 6.5 laps, about 44
miles.
At the 2006 race, the Rio


Roses Fountain Mercury
Superboat Vee boat averaged
more than 95 mph on its 56-
minute run.
Race teams set up at the
south end of Florida Keys
Marathon Airport.
Racing is scheduled May 20,
with the first race set to start at
11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.
Wet pits open from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at a location yet to be
determined.
The race is sanctioned by
Superboat International.


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Xtreme League
starts in Keys

The Billfishing Xtreme
Release League. hosted
again b\ Capt. Norm
Isaacs. % ill begin filming
its seventh consecuti ve
season on ESPN dunng its
inaugural 2007 tournament
March 30 to April 1 in
Marathon.
This \ear's prize money
is $2 million, up from $1.4
million last season. With
the addition of a $1 million
Super Grand Slam and -
Grand Slam worth
$500,000, a \ inner-take-all
could go home \with more
than $3.2 million after the
final tournament Aug. 19
in the Dominican Republic.
Here's the schedule:
Marathon, March 30
to April 1.
Bimini. Bahamas,
April 2s to 30.
Providenciales. Turks
& Caicos, May 25 to 27.
St. Martin, Lesser
Antilles. June 22 to 24.
Tortola. British
Virgin Islands, Jul\ 20 to
Dominican Republic,
Aug. 17 to 19.
The Billfishing Xtreme
Release League. known as
the BXRL. offers anglers
the opportunity to prove
they are the best at catch-,
ing the ocean's most
deceptive predators, blue
and white marlin, sword-
fish and sailfish. Team
members work together to
tag and release them w within
an extreme set of precise
rules that aid research and
conservation, including
penalties for improper tag-
ging and broken lines. ;
In addition to points
awarded to determine win-
ners of each event, points
are also accumulated over
the course of the season
and totaled to decide the
overall series champion,
This sear, 12 teams will
compete in six events. Last
year, Team Galati prevailed
over a field of 10 teams for
the championship prize of
$500,000 that will now
become $1 million.
The 2007 tournament
will air on ESPN2 in early
2008.
The Billfishing Xtreme
Release League is head-
quartered in Clearwater.


Rod, gun club finding


ways to give back


At Ocean Reef,
it's not just
luxury living
The Ocean Reef Rod and Gun,
Club.
Hearing that makes one think
of a rich man's silver-spooned,
blue-blooded, dark, oak, brandy-
swilling, cigar-smoking, he-man
women-haters club.

Reef in
North Key
Largo has
a I wa y s
had the
distinction
S in the,
T 1 y Keys as
i being by
A special
invitation
only. Hunt
clubs in
Cal Sutphin other high-
end areas
may be, but don't let Jack
Curlett hear you utter those
words about their club.
Ten 10 years ago, lack of
interest ended the Ocean Reef
Fishing Club. But Curlett, Tom
Davis and Bill Wilson felt there
was still a need for camaraderie
between sportsmen who live at
the Reef.
"At the time, we were proba-
bly the only rod and gun club
without any guns. It wasn't until
six years ago that we funded our
own shooting range," Curlett
said. Asked about the reception
among Ocean Reefers, he con-
tinued, "Well, we started with
three people, got to a hundred,
then 200, and now in 2007 we
are at over 400 hundred mem-
bers."
Now 400 members is all well
and good, but is the club just
about sipping cognac in their big,
chairs, regaling in stories of their
hunting and fishing quests? Or
are they making the Keys a bet-
ter place to live?
Fact 1: One of the first proj-
ects initiated and funded by the
club was to mark the shallow
area from Ocean Reef Channel
to Angelfish, Broad and Caesars
Creek to keep all boaters from
running across the grass flats
and causing damage. Price tag of
that project: $30,000. An
Additional $6,000 is budgeted
yearly for maintenance to
replace damaged markers.
Fact 2: The National Oceanic


The boxing event benefitting Bonefish and Tarpon Unlimited,
which included a black-tie dinner, raised more than $100,000.


and Atmospheric Administration
has weather stations peppered
throughout the oceanside of the
Keys. Problem is that these are
only buoys for reporting water
and air temperature, as well as
wind speed and direction.
Throughout the rest of the
Atlantic, though, the NOAA
buoys go to the level of report-
ing wave heights and current
direction, which would be very
valuable information to all
boaters and divers before even
leaving the dock. Imagine when
it's blowing 20 knots and the
weather buoy is reporting wave
heights of 2 to 3 feet? Instead of
staying at the dock wondering,
you are catching mahi-mahi or
diving your favorite patch reef.
Well, that was the vision of
the club. Instead of going
through the painstaking process
of waiting for NOAA to come up
with the funding, they made it
happen.
"The closest station to us are
Fowey Rocks and Molasses
Reef, which really aren't that
close at all," Curtell says. "We


first contacted the Coast Guard
and then NOAA four years ago
about putting a weather station
on the whistle buoy in front of
Ocean Reef. After a lot of letters
and phone calls, the Coast Guard
finally said that they would let
us put it out there, but we could-
n't maintain it, only the Coast
Guard can.
"Well, we didn't like the
sound of that, because if it broke
down or had a problem, we did-
n't want to have to wait months
to get it fixed because the Coast
Guard deemed it a low priority.
Finally, about four months ago,
after hearing a presentation at a
[Florida Keys National Marine]
Sanctuary Advisory Council
meeting which included the
University of South Florida's
involvement and ... a long story
short, they now maintain the
buoy which was funded by us."
Price tag of that project:
$72,000. A club up north would
probably make that luxury avail-
able only to club members, but
again, that's not the style of this
See SUTPHIN / 28


The following Keys fish- e.
ing tournaments are
planned. Contact the list-
ed numbers, as details
can change:

Now through Nov. 30:
Key West Fishing
Tournament. This popular 4-
8.5-month competition tar-
gets more than 40 species
6f fish. Contact Doris Harris
at 295-6601 or (800) 970-
9056, by e-mail at direc-
tor@keywesffishingtourna-
ment.com, or visit
www.keywestfishing
tournament.com.
March 27 to 30:
Islamorada All-Tackle
Spring Bonefish
Tournament. Anglers com-
pete to catch the gray
ghost of the flats in the leg- -.-
endary shallows surround-
ing Islamorada. This all-
release tournament fea-
tures trophies and prizes.
Contact Jim Bokor at 852-
1694 or by e-mail at
jabok@aol.com.
April 17 to 21: World
Sailfish Championship. Key
West. ESPN fishing show
host and writer Norm
Isaacs is to emcee the
tournament that offers a
guaranteed top prize of
$100,000. Championship
benefits the Don Shula
Foundation for Breast
Cancer Research, Camp .
Boggy Creek for young-
sters with chronic and life-
threatening illnesses, the
Guy Harvey Research
Institute, the Key West
chapter of Big Brothers/Big
Sisters and the Rotary Club
of Key West. Contact Mike
Weinhofer at 294-3399 or
(866) 482-7529, by e-mail
at fishnkw@aol.com, or go
to www.worldsailfish
.com.
April 27 to 29: Key
Largo Dolphin Blast.
Anglers pursue dolphin
fish, one of the most beau-
tiful and plentiful fish of the
offshore waters of the
Keys. Contact Tammie
Gurgiolo at 852-9337 or by
e-mail at
fishnbully@msn.com.
April 29 to May 3: The
Tarponian Tournament.
Marathon. Anglers target
tarpon and vie for prizes in
-this high-energy event.
Contact David Breznicky
at (215) 542-1492 or by e-
mail at dbreznicky@
breznickyassociates.com.






28 Wednesday, March 21,2007


Keys Fishing


It's a down time for just about everyone


--Winds keeping
boats at dock,
for the most part
Every week I look for the best
information I can get to give an
.overall view of what is happen-
ing on the local waters.
I don't just report on one or
two individuals' catches and iist
all of the parties involved, but
look for an overview of the entire
spectrum of the fishery in a par-
ticular venue. There are times
when I hear of a fantastic catch
by some, and others in the vicin-
ity did not do very well. I try to
look at the averages.
So this week I have been look-
ing for some great news on the


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bay, area
bridge
channels,
Hawk
Channel,
-- the reef or
even off-
shore .
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what? I
didn't find
S" any.
I t 's
Dave Navarro been the
first time
in a long time when I could not
find an overall good report in any
of the above-mentioned venues.
Quite frankly, it has been just
plain slow.
The one thing that hasn't been


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slow has been the wind, which
could have greatly contributed to
the poor reports or even the lack
of them. For the most part, the
bay and bridges have been the
places most fished due to the
strong winds we've had for more
than a week now.
These winds will be greatly
associated with the changing
fishing we are about to experi-
ence. This recent cool snap
should trigger the last good blast
of mackerel in the bay and cause
good movement of bait fish
throughout the region, which
should trigger movement of the
predator fish to replenish spots
that have been worked over too
hard lately.
That is one thing a period of
good winds will do cause
anglers not to be-able to go to the
same spot over and over again,


pounding it until they catch the
last keeper off it.
The longtime local guides will
communicate with each other and
not hit the same spot that another
guide had just fished the day
before to give these areas a break
from the fishing pressure. This
assures these locations do not get
fished out and will produce a nice
day for their future parties.
All anglers do not share this
wise use of common sense,
though, and they are the ones that
will have less and less action on a
certain location on progressive
days.
So why is the fishing so slow
overall right now? Heck if I
know. It may be that the transi-
tion is taking place, as we have
seen a good influx of dolphin just
offshore lately. Also, red. grouper
have been showing up in the


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club. This weather station is
available to anyone who has
access to the Internet.
Fact 3: At a normal hunt-club
fundraiser, money raised would
mo.t surely line the pockets of
the club members themselves
for excursions to Africa, South
America or other faraway desti-
nations, sans spouses. That's not
even close to the fundraiser the
Ocean Reef club held just two
weeks ago.
The one-day event included
tennis, golf, fishing, auctions, a


black-tie dinner and a boxing
event. Half the proceeds went to
Bonefish and Tarpon Unlimited,
a nonprofit research and conser-
vation group aimed at protecting
the two species of very impor-
tant game fish here in the Keys.
Money donated to BTU:
$100,000.

'Reelin' in the Keys with Cal'
airs at 8 p.m. Monday n
Comcast Cable Channel 19.
Capt. Joe Petrucco on the Killer
Instinct out of Robbie's Marina
heads out 30 miles off
Islamorada to Florida Bay and
Gulf wrecks.'


-shallower waters of the bay along
with good numbers of mangrove
snapper. This is what we look
forward to this time of year.
Tarpon are also showing in
nice amounts on the flats of the
lower backcountry, according to
area flats guides.
We actually shouldn't com-
plain about the winds, since
March traditionally is the windi-
est month we have. Times of flat
calm are coming, although that is
not much comfort for those who
were here this past week and it
was their only shot.
Heck, on days like those, we
have a saying: You don't buy
breakfast, you just rent it. It's
amazing that with these condi-
tions, anglers that have to go do
sometimes discover there are
locations near to home that will
produce nice action, and usually
at least a dinner or two, areas
where you can get out of the
wind and still find some good
action.
Offshore fishing is about to
bust wide open in the coming
weeks, so be ready. If you are
new to this fishery, we are having
a free fishing seminar Thursday
beginning at 6:30 p.m. The topic
is dolphin fishing.
We will discuss the tactics and
tackle used for this particular
type of fishing. It's free and will
be held in our outdoor amphithe-
ater at our Marine Educational
Center at the store, mile marker
50 bayside.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler in Marathon
and captains the charter boat
'Dave's Dream.'


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... Key West Code Enforcement Hearings
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:00 p.m.
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510 Greene Street
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On April 11, 2007, THE MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing at the MARATHON GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2nd Floor, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Monroe
County, :. loda Lteirnrnjg .,i 10-00 A.M. to consider the following proposals to regulate the use of land within UNICORPORATED MONROE COUNTY. 1--,f',

NEW ITEMS:


1. Map amendment to the Monroe County Land Use District Maps Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163: The owner of Lucky's Landing Mobile Home Park is petitioning the Monroe County Board of County
Commissioners for an am n rmern.-n 1 Ih.- Lari.] i.. iiiiih,, I .li p v.-,uTi iII L, .e, t ,. *.ir 2-' Tre pe "ri ,' req, ue t rin, q rha- c ge r he Ir. ie i j-: n ,i,rn irn f Lucky's Landiri. Mobile H mrr Park from Lirt'aro ie;inial M.1,t'ii
Home (URM) to J,bt,r, F, .r.l-nil (UR). The land area affected by the -.r,,nr, iir- I .- e,. .,iihir, l -jI iare Number 0 '2.1.- '.i'i000i0 ard -.. it-.,-d a.. Th. IIi, 10', feiel ,f lot 2, and all of Lot 3, of Barry Beach, a subdivision of
Government Lot 5 a d l- rl ,F -r G, rr,,eri L'-t 6, Section 28, To.%r.-:-,ii:. 6. .0utlh Range 29 East, North of US Highway No. 1, on Little Torch Key, Monroe County, Florida, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 127 of the P.iti.,: F eod -.i ,.r.e 1.: .unr,., Florida (See Map #1 Below).

2. Map amendment to the Monroe County Land Use District Maps Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163: Pine and Palms Trailer Park, 6620 1ali.: ney A. Stock Island, Mile Marker 5: A request for approval of an
rri, nJ,-.,er,i I: t .- Land u-. Ui -in.: i l.l-p iir- aii3e .-.ni from Urban Residential Mobile Home-Umitd (UII M L'i lo L,t.-3n P-.:idential M.-bil Home (iUPL. Tire *'utCrI p, rclu ,r leil, ,e. ri.-ed 3i L.:.7 1-16, Pine & Palms Trailer Park,
Stock Island, Monroe County, ." Jau having Real Estate Numbers I:', i 1' ': i 'I" l, C'01" l iiTi iC : 10, r 1,, 0 D' 1 261'1," Di c 11 '01'2c 'j'100 r I I i O 1 100.000107, 00126100.000108,
':12-61'., '.:) 0I,"' 2. i 0" .I:.I' i 10' 00126100.000111, 00126100.000112,00126100.000113, X'.12. 100l 00' 114, 00126100.000115 and 00126100.000116 (See Map #2 Below).

3. AMENDMENT TO A MAJOR CONDITIONAL USE Section 9.5-69:KINGS POINTE ',,1APil A. LLC 5950 & 5970 Peninsular Avenue, Stock ;.ind ai a pprT :rrnaie .le Marker 4 is requesting a, major conditional use permit for the
redevelopment of Kings Pointe Marina, commonly known as Oceanside Marina. Kings Pointe lU,',r,a LLC proposes to add 32 residential :,:ndrmi,,ium 8 new wet slips, develop a new ::i ,T, .ei t.uii.3ri. and storage for manna
operations and demolish an existing boat barn and construct two new boat barns. The residential unit exemptions are proposed to be transferred from the Overseas Redevelopment Corporation from a site commonly known as
Overseas Trailer Park on Stock Island.

Kings Pointe Marina, LLC aka Oceanside Marina has the legal description :' T: ISLAND MALONEY SUBDIVISION PBI-55 LOTS 1-2 & 3 SQR 60 AND 61 & ADJ BAY BTM & PT MALONEY AVE VACATED 3C # 151.19'4 &
FILLED BAY BTM ADJ TO MALONEY AVE & PT ADJ PARCEL MISC REC BK D58/59& YBUR J-4, 6, 9,11, 12, & 1/52% COMMON ELEMENTS OCEANSIDE EAST DRY STORAGE CONDOMINIUM, Monroe County, Florida haingT
Real Estate Numbers: 00127440.004400 through 00127440.009600, 00127420.000000 and 00127420.000100.

4. AMENDMENT TO A MAJOR CONDITIONAL USE Section 9.5-69: Island City Flying Service Inc, 3471 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West: A request for approval of an Amendment to a Major Conditional Use in order to
redevelop a section of the Key West International Airport leased by Island City Flying Service, Inc. The proposed redevelopment involves the removal of an existing one-story building consisting of 1,140 ft2 of nonresidential floor area;
the construction of a replacement two-story building-consisting of 4,380 ft2 of nonresidential floor area; and the carrying out of associated improvements. The subject parcel is -.jal d- ..t-d as KW PT SALT POND LTS & LAND
MARKED P ON THE S SIDE OF FLAGER AVE OR COUNTY ROAD MEACHAM AIR PORT PT PARCEL 1, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, h ,,r.': -:) E ilai.. I jumi c.,r ,X)f,.10 0"I)'L'",I

5. Text amendment to the Monroe County Land Development Regulations Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163:A resolution by the Monroe C .unr, Panrr,,r,. C -,,rr, .r...:.n .,r,:,mie',,rierd,,. the BOCC adopt an ordinance
to amend the text of e,:ii.:rn ;. 24-i I, CFSD 12 (Located on Big Pine). The purpose of the text amendment is to clarify that there is no requirement to be a resident of CFSD 12 in order to engage in commercial fishing operations such
as processing and packaging, trap storage and construction.

6.DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR BOAT BARNS, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY: The Monroe County Planning Department is requesting approval of a re.:.rutiorn i 33.pi Design Guidelines
p 1ian,-,i.j re 23eelp1Tm,-,- .r e .ei.el.,,pm-eni .i 6 a. 'arr i,',n all fi unincorporated Monroe County.


Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during normal business hours. Pursuant to Florida S aiui,'e 2 0 1i5C the County hereby advises the public that: if a
person decides to appeal any decision made by this Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or its hearing, they must ensure that the verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the Board of Couhty Commissioners' P.-.ijur,.n #131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any decision ..t ire i13r, ninr Commission he or she shall provide a
transcript of the hearing before the Planning Commission, prepared by a court reporter at the appellant's expense, which transcript shall be filed as a part of the appeal within the time provided in Section 9.5-521(f), the Monroe County
Code, amended. ADA Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance at the Planning Commission Hearing due :a js.at.ii., -h.:,ji. :.riad iT he Planning Commission Coordinator at 289-2522 by 5:00 PM on April 6, 2007.


















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S__ Marathon, Florida 33050 (305) 289-2500
Published Keynoter 3/21/07


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Wednesday, March 21, 2007





30- Wednesday, March 21,,2007 ZOO 7 Z r Fishing


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SALUTE THE FLAGS: John and Carman Schmidt from Wayne, Pa., show off a fine catch of
flag yellowtail, caught in 100 feet of water south of the Seven Mile Bridge on the 'Cando'
with Capt. Ed Mathisen.


The Big Boys

are returning


Tournament
is providing
$10,000 purse
The Big Boys OffShore fish-
ing tournament has returned after
a brief hiatus and is set for May 4
to 6 in Key Largo.
The tournament incorporates
the Key Largo Dolphin Blast and
provides a total cash purse of
$10,000. An'additional $50,000
cash prize is offered to the angler
who brings in the largest dolphin
weighing more than 62 pounds.
Scoring is based on total
aggregate weight of three fish per
day.
Registration is set for 5 to 7
p.m. May 4 at Sundowners on the
Bay, mile marker 104 bayside in
Key Largo the host location
for all land-based events. Cock-
tails and hors d'oeuvres are to be


served from 6 to 7 p.m., followed
by a captains' meeting at 7.
Fishing is to begin with lines
in at 7:30 a.m. May 5. Lines out is
to be called at 3:30 p.m., and the
weigh-in is from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Official weigh-in stations are
to be located at Sundowners and
Holiday Isle Marina, mile marker
84 oceanside in Islamorada.
The final day of fishing is set
for May 6, and follows the first
day's schedule.
A cocktail reception is slated
for 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7
p.m. awards banquet.
Entry fee is $1,000 per boat,
which includes up to four people
(any combination of anglers, cap-
tain and mates).
For more, call 664-0560 or
852-9337, send an e-mail to
fishnbully@msn.com or visit
www.bigboysoffshore.com.


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110
Legal Notices

No." 091700
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OFTHE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-CA-61-M
CITIBANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CITIBANK,
FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CHARLES STIMSON
A/K/A CHARGES J.
STIMSON A/K/A
CHARLES F.J.
STIMSON, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE
SERVICE
TO: CHARLES
STIMSON A/K/A
CHARLES J. STIMSON
A/K/A CHARLES F.J.
STIMSON AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHARLES
STIMSON A/K/A
CHARLES J. STIMSON
A/K/A CHARLES F.J.
STIMSON
whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, and all parties
claiming an interest by,
thrb~gh, under or against
the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have
any right, title or interest
in the property described
in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
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the following property:
UNIT NO. 101, OCEAN
ISLES FISHING
VILLAGE, A
CONDOMINIUM
ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION
THEREOF RECORDED
ON OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 835,
PAGE 1477, AS
AMENDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 835, PAGE 1517,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESCtPlaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S
University Drive #500o


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Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before April 18th,
2007, (no later than 30
days from the date of the
first publication of this no-
tice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of
this court either before
service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
MONROE County, Flori- .
da, this 19th day of
March, 2007.
CLERKOFTHE
CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Tammy L Marciel
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY
DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
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Publish March 21,28,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.9785800
ADVERTISEMENT FOR
BIDS
BIDS ARE REQUESTED
FROM QUALIFIED
CERTIFIED/REGIS-
TERED CONTRAC-
TORS BY THE FLORIDA
FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COM-
MISSION FORTHE
CONSTRUCTION OF:
BID NO: FWC 06/07-87
BID NAME: DOCKING
FACILITY AND SHORE-
LINE REPAIRS FOR
KEYS MARINE LAB
PROJECT LOCATION:
MONROE COUNTY,
LAYTON, FLORIDA
FOR: Work on this pro-
posed Contract compris-
es waterfront restoration
by removal of silt and de-
bris from the marine, re-
pairs to the wooden pier,
seawall, docks, and boul-
der jetty & revetment, as
shown on the drawings
and specified in the spec-
ifications.
MANDATORY PRE-BID
CONFERENCE:
A mandatory pre-bid con-
ference has been sched-
uled for 9:00am EST on
March 27th, 2007 at the


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Keys Marine Laboratory
located in the town of
Layton on Long Key (Mile
Marker 68.5) in the Flori-
da Keys.
Pre-registration for con-
ference is required 24
hours prior to conference
date/time. To pre-register
call the project manager.
REQUIRED BONDS:
After award of Contract, a
100% Performance Bond
will be required.
Sealed bids will be re-
ceived, publicly opened
and read aloud on:
DATE AND TIME: April
13,2007,2:30 PM EST.
PLACE:Purchasing Of-
fice, Room 364, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission, 620
South Meridian Street,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-1600. Tel. (850)
488-3428
BID DOCUMENTS:
Can be downloaded from
http://fcn.state.fl.us/
owa-vbs/owa/vbs
-www.main-menu
and search for Bid Num-
ber FWC 06/07-87.
By calling 850-488-3428
DRAWINGS &
SPECIFICATIONS:
Can be obtained at the
mandatory pre-bid con-
ference
PROJECT MANAGER:
Direct questions to the
following project
manager:
John Hunt
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission
Fish & Wildlife Research
Institute
Tel.:(305) 289-2330
e-mail:
john.hunt@myfwc.com
Publish March 21,24,
2007
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Driver to assist owner
to drive carto New
Jersey. About April 1.
All expenses paid.
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friend from Naples, Fl. He
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260 General -
Miscellaneous


City of Key West
Firefighter
The City Of Key West currently has
Firefighter positions available. Must be at
least 18 years of age. Work involves per-
formance of strenuous work of a specialized
nature in combating, extinguishing, or pre-
venting fire, often under hazardous condi-
tions. Must be FL State Certified with EMT
license & able to pass physical agility test.
Starting salary $37,333. Applications
accepted until April 13, 2007.

Download application at www.keywestci-
ty.com or. apply at the Human Resource
Department, 525 Angela Street, 1st Floor,
(305) 809-3714

EOENeterans Preference/Drug Free Workplace /




P Are you looking for an exciting retail career
working with fun people and great
merchandise?
Pier I offers a unique experience for people shopping forfashion-
forward, home furnishings at a great price and employment
opportunities for driven creative professionals.
a Pier l is currently looking for a part-time Sales Asociate for the
*,mi, following location:
9114 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL
For consideration, please e-mail your resume to
stml44@lperl.com. For more Information about Pier 1, please
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Pierlimporls

<," EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
"i Chamber of Commerce of 400 members seeking
19. Executive Director to serve as chief administrator.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree and experience
working with a Board of Directors and volunteers.
Candidate should have excellent communication skills,
strong organizational and exceptional interpersonal skills and
be computer savvy. Florida resident with local knowledge and
successful business management experience a plus.
Send cover letter and resume in confidence with salary
requirementsbyApril16,2007, to:
Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce,
12222 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
*Attention Search Committee



Opportunity to learn the air conditioning
trade Houston Air has an opening available
for that person who is serious about work
and mechanically inclined. All work in
Marathon.
Call 305-743-1981


260 General -
Miscellaneous


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Aquaculture Center has
one temp. position avail-
able. Begins immediately
thru Nov. 2007. Must be
able to lift 50 lbs and work
in summer heat. Call
743-6135 leave message
Boat Captain
For busy dive / snorkel
operation in Homestead.
Call Nestor at
305-230-1100. DFWP.
Captain for 6 passenger
dive boat. Relaxed, .
professional working.
environment.
305-872-2319
Captains, Divemasters,
Mates needed in Big
Pine Key full time. Drug
testing. Call 872-4190
Cleaners Needed
Saturday only.
Call
305-743-8446

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260 General -
Miscellaneous
DRIVERS:
PUT YOUR DRIVE TO
WORK
FedEx Ground has im--
mediate needs for Temp.
Drivers in the Keys area.
Want to be part of our
team as a Temp. Driver?
It's simple. Come partner
and drive with FedEx
Ground, the nation's fast-
est growing package de-
livery company. So,
come and join ourteam.
DRIVERS
Qualifications:
* 21 years or older
* Clean driving record
* Be able to pass a
background check
* Drug screen and
physical required
* Customer Service
skills
* 1 yearverifiable
commercial driving
experience preferred
Qualified candidates
must call first to set up an
appointment at:
(305)872-5560 between
9:00am and 6:00pm,
Monday-Friday. We are
located at:
FedEx Ground
100 Chapman Rd.
Big Pine Key, FL. 33043
fedex.com/us/careers
Women and minorities
are encouraged to join
the team. EOE
Drivers Wanted.
Must have CDL. At least
2 years experience.
Bilingual a plus. Mara-
thon area. 305-664-3532
Experienced
Electrician wanted.
Valid Driver's License
Required. Call 743-7855.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


March.21; 2007


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Fishing Guides Wanted
Southeast Alaska
Fishing Lodge. USCG
Captain's License/6 Pak
required. Excellent salary
+ gratuities. Room &
Board Included. June
through September. Call
800-999-0784 or contact:
infoyavesbay.com
Foster Homes Wanted
Training, Board Rate &
Support Provided.
Call Wesley House
305-289-2680
Get Paid Every Day in
Cashl Earn up to $100
per day or more. Friendly
Cab Company of Mara-
thon is looking for safe &
dependable drivers with
a Friendly attitude. No
experience necessary.
Night shifts available.
Call Lee at 305-304-3331
Hairdressers
Full or Part time needed
for upscale salon. Salary
and/or commission.
Please call 745-2874.
Hairstylist/Barber, P/T
in Marathon. Busy shop,
Great $$. Very relaxed
atmosphere. Please call
561-312-3013. O_


Housekeeper wanted.
Dependable person w/
own transportation to
clean vacation rentals on
Saturday. Needed im-
mediately. Call Bonnie at
Century 21 Prestige Re-
alty, 305-743-3377 x1 13
Key West Construction
Company needs experi-
enced frame & form car-
penters for work on high-
end homes. 295-0330
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Hp/T9-

Experienced duct mechanic
needed. Work in Marathon.
Great pay & benefits
Call 305-743-1981 /


Bishop, Rosasco & Co.
Certlfled Public Acco tuiants
CPA -AUDITS & REVIEWS
We are looking for a CPA to man-
age our Audit & Review Services
practice, includes some tax return
preparation. Medical insurance,
paid time off & 401 (k). Three con-
venient locations in Summerland
Key, Marathon, & Islamorada.
Send resume to Attn: Human
Resources 8085 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050.
Fax 743-0726; tara@keyscpa.com.
For an application call 743-6586.
EOE.


L


* P/T 50 ton Boat Captain
w/ requirement
Dive Master License

Call (305) 872-3954 for interview.
Benefits available. EOE


CAY CLUB
*iI & MARINA
Are you looking for a quality work
environment? We are looking for
special people to join our service teafit-
NOW HIRING

*Marina Supervisor

*Guest Service Agents, all shifts

*Experienced Marina
Forklift Operator

*Fuel Dock Attendant
Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision,
and Vacation. EOE, DFWP.
Please apply in person to:
Indigo Reef Resort,
l. 11600 1st St. Gulf, Marathon. A


CORAL REEF PARK CO.

Bahia Honda division
Is offering the following
positions:

Full time Snack Bar

P/T Divemaster

Full time Equipment Rental






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260 General-
Miscellaneous


ATT1914IONI
Landscaping & Lawn
Care Labor, FT. Paydep.
on eoperience. Drivers lic
req'd. Paid holidays &
vacation. 305-395-2744
Looking for help w/
some printing experience
to work in small commer-
cial print shop. Apply in
person at 5101 O/S Hwy,
Marathon 305-743-6732
Maintenance, full time
Must know electrical,
plumbing, carpentry &
drywall; speakEnglish &
have own tools.
Seashell Beach Resort,
MM 57.5.305-289-0265
for interview appt.
Maintenance Person
FIT, M-F, for building
maintenance/landscap-
ing. Carpentry skills a +.
Above average wages,
based on experience.
D-FWP 30.rs-84Q-nAn


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service now hiring
drivers w/ CDL Class A or
B; 2 yrs exp. nec. Apply in
person, 4290 O/S Hwy..
Marathon Garbage
Service now hiring
Helpers. Starting pay $9,
raises based on perfor-
mance. Apply in person,
4290 Overseas Hwy.
Marine Mechanic
needed F/T. Must be
experienced. Pay based
on exp. Contact Chris
305-852-3130
Mate for Snorkel Boat,
PT in Marathon. Must be
energetic, cheerful, drug-
free, non-smoker. Willing
to train. 305-289-9938
Mechanic: Auto &
Marine. Part time or full
time. Experience & tools
required. Apply at 2525
Overseas Hwy, Mthn

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


* Registered Nurses
* Certified Nursing Assts.
* Utilization Review/Case
Management Director
* Facilities Maintenance Tech
* Operating Room Technicians
* Physical Therapist

Call, Fax or Email Resume to:
743-5533; Fax, 743-3962;
Email:
Michele.Teller@fli.HMA-Corp.com
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3301 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace






CDL A CONTRACT CARRIERS
Work with the #1 delivery company
of home improvement supplies
in the country.
Work for yourself!
We offer established contracts,
immediate payments, flexible delivery
requirements & support. Packages
available to start your business.
Put your independent business
on the fast track!
To qualify call Alain at (954)818-0129


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Mechanic helper for
elevators needed. Some
electrical/mech. experi-
ence helpful. F/T, great
union benefits, training &
education provided.
Please call 743-4422.
Office Worker with
experience and Driver
with clean driving record
needed. Call Ore's
Seafood at 743-2255.
P/T Clerk/Cashier, MM
66: Small store in gated
comm: stock & clean
store. 21 +. Pay depends
on exp. 305-664-4860
Plumber wanted
Marathon Plumbing.
$25/hour + Truck.
Call 304-3055
Plumber Wanted.
Top wages-paid. Earnie
Alexander Plumbing.
Call 305-743-3883
Secretary wanted. Must
have a valid driver's
license & own transporta-
tion. Able to type, file and
answer phones. M-F,
8-5. Call 743-0907.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Teller, Marathon branch.
First State Bank is seek-
ing a friendly face for our _
Teller Line! Candidates
should have 1 + yrs exp
cash handling, a super-
positive attitude & the
motivation to give
exceptional & friendly
service to our valued
customers. We offer full-
time, stable, year-round
employment, excellent
salaries, 401 K, pension
and profit sharing plans,
educational reimburse-
ment, as well as medical,
dental and life insurance
coverage. Call JC
293-7146 or email
HR@KEYSBANK.COM
or fax 293-9504. EOE,
M/F/V/D Member FDIC
Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in
Sunday


COME WORK WITH OUR
FRIENDLY STAFF IN A
RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
GIVING EXCELLENT
FAMILY-CENTERED CARE.-
BE THE NURSE YOU
WANT TO BE.
CALL THE NURSING OFFICE
289-6403
FISHERMEN HOSPITAL



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260 General -
Miscellaneous

Supeifl
The Westin Full Time:
Front Desk Supervisor,
Security, Sous Chef,
Hostess. Part Time: Gift
Shop Attendant (PM)
Sunset Key Full Time:
Hostess, Concierge, PM
Busser, Houseman.
Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Steet, Key
West 305-294-4000.
Email: Steve.Ilanler@
westi n keywestresort.
com EOE
\NOWZEm

Tugboat Crew Needed:
Captains, Mates,
Engineers & AB's. Fax:
954-747-4759 or email
Marinesvcs@aol.com


Wrecker Driver, F/T,
Key Largo. CDL lic req'd.
Apply in person: All Keys
Towing, 711 Largo Rd.
305-451-0471. DFWP.
X-Mart Adult
Supercenter
in Marathon seeking
clerks, FT/PT. Must be
18 yrs old. Call 289-3399
265
Healthcare
Caregivers needed in
Monroe Co. certified
C.N.A.'sor H.H.A.'s only
for live-in & hourly cases.
Call 305-872-9788 '
Monroe or 305-245-4498
Dade
Dental Assistant, F/T
position opening very
soon in our progressive
and friendly Marathon
dental office. Good
communication skills are
a must. Please call
305-743-3410 or fax
resume to Dr. Kiefer at
305-743-0092.
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L Healthcare Opportunities! "
Enter a challenging and rewarding healthcare field. Home health offers
you the independence, flexibility and fantastic views you are looking for!
Warning: This is a "NO-TIME-CARD-PUNCHING" zone!
SRegistered Nurses Therapists -
Certified Nursing Assistants Certified Homie Health Aides
Full-time and Part-time openings available for the Middle and Upper Keys.
Competitive wages & benefits.
Full-time benefits include health & dental insurance, 403b, holiday pay,
continuing education opportunities, accrual of paid time off, and on-call &
mileage reimbursement. There are part-time benefits available as well! For a
full list of benefits, submission of resumes or applications or more information,
please contact Barbara Fernandez, HR Manager via e-mail -
bfernande7(,ihospicevna.com or via fax 305-292-9466. DFWP/FOE.
Also seeking: (Volunteers (patient care, fundraising & clerical/ofice) .

^p; 'Il.i,, Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys
92001 I' i.,; ITavernier, FL 33070 & 1319 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
Serving the Florida Keys since 1984
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265
Healthcare
Dental assistant wanted
for Rural Health Dental
Clinic in Marathon. No
experience necessary/
will train, but prefer yrs
exp. Full time. $10-$15/hr
+ benefits and paid
holidays. Call John at
289-8915 x2 or email at
jpascucci@rhnmc.org.
EOE.
Monroe County Flight
Nurse. Fire-Rescue,
Mar. $41,678.24-
$51,055.45 per yr, 40
HPW. Req: FL Licensed
RN, current ACLS, BLS,
PALS and AMCCC or
acceptable flight nurse or
trauma course.
Preference for EMT/
Paramedic. 5-7 yrs rel
emergency/critical care
exp. Please view com-
plete job description at
www.monroecounty-
fl.gov Vet pref avail.
Drugfree Wrkpl.
Deadline: 3/26/2007.
Contact: Mayra, Mar.
Regional Svc Ctr. E.O.E.
270
Office- Clerical
Bookkeeper. Growing
construction & develop-
ment company. Exp. with
Quickbooks & Excel.
Exc. compensation &
benefits. 453-4521.

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Office Clerical
Circulation
Coordinator
The Keynoter is looking
for a people person who
enjoys working in a team
environment and dealing
with customers.
* Assistwalk-in and
phone customers
* Maintain newspaper
records and reports
* Coordinate carrier
billing
* Coordinate subscriber
retention
Requirements include:
* Computer proficiency
and experience with
Microsoft programs
* Able to communicate
and represent the
newspaper to the public
in person and on the
phone
* Able to meet deadlines
* Able to lift at least 30
lbs. (newspaper bundles)
If you are motivated and
looking for a good
company, complete
benefits package and
career potential, please
send orfax your resume:
The Keynoter
Attention: Craig Skinner
3015 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: (305) 743-5551
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Circulation

Coordinator
The Keynoter is looking for a people
person who enjoys working in a team
environment and dealing with customers.
*Assist walk-in and phone customers
*Maintain newspaper records and
reports
*Coordinate carrier billing
*Coordinate subscriber retention
Requirements include:
*Computer proficiency and experience
with Microsoft programs
-Able to communicate and represent
the newspaper to the public in person
and on the phone
*Able to meet deadlines
*Able to lift at least 30 lbs.
(newspaper bundles)
If you are motivated and looking for a
good company, complete benefits
package and career potential, please
send or fax your resume to:
The Keynoter
Attention: Craig Skinner
3015 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
Fax: (305) 743-9586
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270
Office Clerical
Classified Ad
Representative
Full-time
This front office position
offers a great opportunity
working at our Marathon
location.
Position requires a good
working knowledge of
computers and minimum
40 words-per-minute
typing skill. Excellent
communication and
organizational skills a
must. Should be
comfortable with
telephone up-selling and
soliciting.
Competitive salary plus
commission.
Excellent benefit pkge.
Paid vacation, holidays,
sick time.
Send resume to:
Beverly Traeger
Florida Keys Keynoter
3015 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
fax 305-743-9586
btraeger@keynoter.com
No phone calls, please
EOE, DFWP
Legal Secretary for
busy Marathon Law Firm.
Experience preferred but
not required. Pay com-
mensurate to skill. Must
be organized and able to
work with clients. Call
743-2351 orfax resume
to Jen at 743-6523.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


270
Office Clerical
Office Manager wanted,
full time. Benefits.
Call Bayshore Physical
Therapy, Marathon,
289-8270
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience "
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer& phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
275
Professional
Appraiser
Position requires thor-
ough knowledge of build-
ing construction and the
ability to analyze factors
which tend to influence
the value of property and
exercise judgment in the
determination of property
values. Must be proficient
with Microsoft Word and
Excel. Much public con-
tact involved. Salary
commensurate with ex-
perience. Paid holidays,
medical and retirement
after probationary period.
Please send resume to:
Appraiser, PO Box 1176,
Key West, FL 33040 or
fax 289-2555 or e-mail
bhubbard@mcpafl.oroq


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275
Professional
Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project Administrator.
Candidate must have
minimum of 3 years
experience. Fax resume
to: 305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
infor@overholtcc.com
Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project Manager to be
responsible for the day to
day decisions of running"
construction projects.
Candidate must have
minimum of 5 years
experience and a degree
or license in construction.
Fax resume to:
305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
infor.overholtcc.com
Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project estimator. Candi-
date must have minimum
of 5 years experience
and a degree in construc-
tion. Fax resume to:
305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
infor@overholtcc.com
malmml -as ea
Call Classified
743-5551


280 Restaurants- 280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels Bars Hotels


Big Pine Key Fishing
Lodge is looking to fill a
Front Desk Position. Full
time w/ benefits or part
time. Attractive starting
wage, good working en-
vironment. 872-2351
Desk Clerk, F/T for busy
office. Must be customer
service oriented. Some
computer skills required,
good phone etiquette a
must. Call 305-664-3791
between 8am & 5pm
Desk Clerk. Sat & Sun,
3pm-11 pm. Pleasant
working conditions, will
train. Key Colony Beach
Motel, 289-0411
FOH Manager. Full time.
Marathon area. Busy res-
taurant, Must be a good
decision maker& have
people skills. Must take
drug test. Send resume
to manager. PO Box
500311, Marathon, FL
33050
Front Desk Clerk: F/T,
competitive wages and
benefits. Apply in person:
Banana Bay Resort &
Marina, 4590 O/S Hwy,
Marathon. 305-743-3500
EOE/M/F/D/V
Front Desk help wanted
Apply in person at Black-
fin Resort, 4650 O/S
Hwy, Marathon. Retirees
welcome. 305-743-2393
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.





Fully paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.ncmk.orq. EEOC/DFWP


Key Fisheries. Open-
ings in all departments.
Cooks, dishwashers,
retail market, counter
help & bartenders. Great
work place. Flexible
schedule. FT/PT. Must
speak and read English.
Some employee housing
may be available. Drug
test required. Apply in
person. End of 35th
Street, Bayside
Now Hiring for All
Positions. Sunshine Key
RV Resort & Marina, MM
39. Full time + benefits.
305-872-2217 ask for
Wendy or Marlene.
Part time Housekeeper
at Marathon motel. Flexi-
ble hours, must speak
English. Apply in person
at 2222 O/S Hwy, Mthn
Prep Cook/Sandwich
Maker needed at Sugar-
loaf Food Company. Full
or part time. Call and ask
for Anne: 305-744-0631.
Resort Help
Immediate openings for
Front Desk/Reservations
Top pay.
Call 305-797-1707
Waitstaff, Bussers, and
Hostess needed for both
shifts. Call 664-4472 or
apply in person at Little
Italy, MM 68.5, Bayside.
Work on the Ocean Day
& evening servers &
cooks. FT/PT. Great pay.
Contact Michelle or April.
743-4849 or apply in
person


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RESORT & MARINA

Chef 'Shadow' requires
the following
staffing needs:

Line Cooks
PM Cooks
Banquet Cooks
Stewards
Banquet Servers
Tiki bar Cooks
ALL with immediate openings

Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical,
Dental Vision and Vacation. EOE, DFWP
Send resume or application or apply
in person to: 2600 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050 or e-mail it to
careers@tranquilitybay.com


March 21, 2007


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CLASSIFIED

AD REPRESENTATIVE

Full-time

This front office position offers a
great opportunity, working at our
Marathon location, Position
requires a good working knowledge
of computers, and minimum
40 words-per minute typing skills.
Excellent communication and
organizational skills a must.
Should be comfortable with
telephone up-selling and soliciting.
Competitive salary plus commission.
Excellent benefit package.
Paid vacation/holidays/sick time.

Send resume to:
Beverly Traeger
Florida Keys Keynoter
3015 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
fax 505-743-9586
btraeger@keynoter.com
No phone calls, please
EOE DFWP








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Situations Wanted
Need a house sitter?
Worried about security
for your home, watering
plants, caring for a pet?
Husband & wife (senior
citizens) with impeccable
credentials will house sit
for 1 week, 2 weeks or
month. Former Keys resi-
dents. Email: genmar
mast2@netscape.com
or 352-542-2023

500
MERCHANDISE

500 Merchandise



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AVAILABLE WHEN
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* PETS
* MISCELLANEOUS
CLASSIFICATIONS.
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AT 743-5551.
545 Yard Sales -
flea Markets
Giant Condo Yard Sale
Furniture, tables, clothes,
TVs, etc. Must sell! Island
Club, 9 Sombrero Blvd.
8am-12. Sat, March 24th
Yard Sale at Lord of the
Seas Lutheran Church,
Big Pine. Sat 3/24, 8am-
12pm. One mile up Key
Deer Blvd., right past the
baseball field.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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Real Estate 4.51-2380

Waterfront A
Direct Oceanfront
Islamorada Ibed/obath
Mobvie Home. Exccond,
own land. $465,000.
305-395-2720


For sale by owner MM
96 650/S, completely re-
modeled 2/1, boat ramp,
pjriiC lrLc 5329,000.
Acdj',r'i .,j 50i'i s.f. lot
also avail. 508-726-7301
No Brokers please


Grassy Key55+ Park
2003 Cherokee TT 38'
2/bed, slide-out, good
Immaculate
islait'orada TR
singlewide, recently
refurbished. $12,500.
305-853-2552


575
Pets
Dachshund Puppies,
ready to go. Only 2 left.
Papers and first vaccine.
Only $350. Call
305-216-5362
Himalayan color-point-
ed Persian Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
590
Miscellaneous
A Spa/Hottub: New,
seats 5, extra jets, LED
lights, lounger, digital
controls. Under warranty.
New $4,200, Sacrifice for
$1,995. 305-879-2906
Dishwasher Kitchen Aid
under counter, white, like
new, $250. Men's Schwin
bike & women's Raleigh,
good cond, $35/ea or
$60/pair. 743-3075
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy,. Mthn 743-6506






cards and checks. Rates
as low as 1.19% plus
$500 per month in free
ongoing advertising.
* Mail order, telephone
* order and bad credit *
okay. Call Don 305-
* 301-7074 (local agent).
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590
Miscellaneous
Honda 5 HP Overhead
Cam Engine, very low
hours, from power wash-
er. $100. Islamorada,
305-517-2658.
Hot Tub: 2-person,
110v, custom wood
frame, kept inside. Ex
condition. Just plug it in.
$500. 664-0139
Lawn Equipment: 21"
Snapper mulch mower.
Used very little. Echo
trimmer/edger& blower.
$500 for all. 289-5788
Leer camper shell from
'99 Ford 150, std bed,
white exterior, carpeted
interior, all windows slid-
ing, screened, interior
lights. Great shape. $750
obo. 743-5151
Lexington Dining room
set. Rectangular table w/
extension, seats 6, hutch,
buffet, pd $6000, sell for
$2000. BPK 872-0868


590
Miscellaneous
Memory Foam Mattress
Queen size 9" by NASA
as seen on TV. 20 yr wrty,
still in pkg, Cost $2000,
Must sell $475.481-6905
Moving Must Sell:2- 25"
TVs, entertainment cen-
ter, wood wall unit, 32"
Sony Trinitron VEGA HD
fit scrn. Serious inqueries
only. 305-753-1914
Restaurant Equipment.
All must go. Best offer.
Ansel system, fridges &
freezers, convection
oven, bar cooler, etc.
Call 305-289-0265.
Rolex. Men's oyster
datejust. Stainless/gold.
Diamond #'s. Original
owner. $1950.
305-393-1358
Sectional Leather Sofa
Good cond. $300. Glass
top dining tbl & 4 chairs,
Oriental design $200.
Asstd lamps. 289-5708


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Factory Direct to You
4 pc, Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Reciners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 *743-7277
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590
Miscellaneous
Several 6 & 8' folding
conference tables.
$10-$15. Call Sea Base
305-664-4173
Stained glass supplies
A huge selection of hand
picked glass, tools,
books, & more. MM 23,
Wendy 745-6490
Stone Crab Lites for
sale. $20/51bs.
Bulk amount: $3.50/lb.
Lobster Monster, Mara-
thon. Call 305-216-5362
Wanted: Aluminum
spiral staircase 5-6'wide
x 9'6"high. 305-664-9159
or 305-393-1029
6 Parson's Chairs.
Light green, beautiful
condition. $1,200 new.
Now $300.
305-743-7865
5-person w/lounger
Vita Spa, like new. New
$6,000 Sell for $1500.
Randy 305-619-0229.

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1996 Club Car Golf Cart
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610 Business
Opportunities
Business for sale. Turn-
key Pizza & Subs, Deliv-
ery & Takeout. Located in
Key Largo. Annual sale
$290K +. Priced right for
fast sale. Asking $80,000
firm. Financing available
w/50% down. Owner
forced to sell due to poor
health. For more details
call 305-522-1908.

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Coral Key
MM 62.9, Ocean
2BD, 2BA manufactured
home. Huge back patio over-
looking lagoon infested with
Tarpon. Oceanview. 80 ft of
Deep water dockage. New
concrete dock, wooden
pilings every 15 feet.
$1500/mo. Length of lease
open for negotiation.
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710
Homes for Rent
A4 BR/2.5 BA ground
level executive home,
in-ground heated pool,
90' concrete seawall,
direct ocean/gulf access,
pets ok w/dep, MM 21.
$3900. 305-872-2750
A GREAT HOUSE!
Cudjoe Key, Atlantic side
MM 23, Waterfront 3/2 on
clean deep canal. Fully
furnished, sleeps up to 6.
Covered parking, boat
dockage, open water
views, wonderful sun-
sets, storage room. Yard
maintenance included.
Short trip to Key West or
Reef fishing. $2,500 per
MO. 305-872-0969
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
+ utilities. 872-2750
An Exceptional 2 bed,
1.5 bath duplex on water.
Big Pine, near US 1.
Up-scale finishes, on
stilts, hurricane shutters,
W/D & D/W. $1525/mo
No dogs. 305-342-1167
Big Pine 2/1 or4/2 dplx,
furn &just remodeled, all
utils. $1500/mo or $1200
for 6 month min. $700 wk.
Info/rates: 786-286-5474
Big Pine 3bd/2ba duplex
on swimming canal. W/D,
central A/C, $2200/mo.
F/LS. Can be subdivided
into 2/1 or 1/1. 304-4205
or 872-0622
Big Pine Large 3bd, 2ba
canalfront home with
dockage. A/C. $1750 mo.
Call Al at 305-747-0768
Keyswide Realty
Check out our weekly
and monthly rentals from
$1,500 to $3,000 at www.
IslandBreezeRealty.net
or call 743-8328
Cudjoe New 3/2, on
Ocean-side canal, house
elevated w/ garage.
$1700/mo, annual lease.
239-872-3137
Downtown Islamorada
2/2 stilt home, private.
Boat ramp access.
Short or long term.
Avail now. 305-773-3950
Duck Key. 3 BR/2 BA.
Waterfront w/dockage.
Furn or unfurn. C/A,WD.
Pets ok. $1925/mo. FLS.
305-743-0003
Grassy Key 2bed/1 bath
Stilt home for rent
$2000/mo, annual.
ReMax: 743-2300
Heart of Islamorada ,
3BR. MM 81.5. Pets ok.
$2,500 mo. Brooks Clark
305-394-4600
KCB Furn. Half Duplex
2bd/2ba. Monthly: $2800
per mo. Annual lease:
$1850/mo 305-336-2898
Key Largo MM 102
3bed/2bath. F/L/S
$1,800/mo. Available
April 1st. 304-1572
Key Largo Park MM 101
1 block to priv boat ramp
& beach. 2/2 on 4 lots.
Carport, fenced, furn or
unfurn. Long or short
term (min 3 mo) No pets
or smoking. F/L/S $1,450
mo. 305-496-4650

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710
Homes for Rent
Key West. Walk to the
beach. 4Bd/3Ba w/ pool.
Close to everything.
Short or longterm lease.
$5,000 per month.
305-292-7638
Large Estate Home.
3500 sq ft. 3bed/3bath
Raised pool second floor.
Home & garden model. In
Sombrero Isle. Dockage.
Easy Ocean access.
239-340-5731
Marathon. 1BR/1BA-
unfurn cottage.
$1000/mo plus utils.
F/LUS. 743-0235
Marathon 2/2 Ocean-
views, dock, nicely
furnished. Season or
annual. 743-5444
Marathon. 2BR/2BA.
Single family, unfurn,
canalfront. ground level.
$2000/mo. FLS. Min 6
mo. Lynn Goodwin, Key
-Colony Beach Realty,
923-9487
Marathon 3/1 residential
or commercial conch
house. Hard wood floors,
$1500/mo. Call Donna,
305-743-6341
Marathon 3br/2ba new
home in good area.
$1800/mo.
305-731-5009 or
305-731-9679
Marathon newly
remodeled 1 bed/1 bath,
$1,000/mo. F/L/S Call
Dave, 305-731-5521
Marathon open water
views. 2/2 renovated w/
granite & SS apples, new
W/D, Irg porch. F/L/S.
$2000/mo 305-731-6647
Marathon- Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521
Marathon Unfurnished
nonwaterfront: 3/2.5
Townhome, $1800.
Call Marcy 305-289-6505
CBS RE
MM 103 0/S 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished,
dock, $1,500 mo.
305-451-0878
MM 50, Clean 2b/2b,
laundry, ocean access.
$1250. One year lease.
305-731-5475.
MM 92 3/2 up & 1/1
down across from Harry
Harris Park (can be rent-
ed separately) $2,400
mo. 305-962-9639
MM 92 O/S 2/2 house w/
ocean view, W/D. $1,400
includes utilities w/cap.
F/L/D 702-374-7128

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Port Largo
3BR/3BA
$2,000 mo. F/L/S
561-715-1381
Ramrod Bayslde Beau-
tiful 2bd/2ba w/ big deck,
boating canal, davits,
central air, D/W, refrig.,
stove, W/D hookup, tile,
large storage. Long term,
$1900/mo F/L/S, by appt.
Avail now. 872-0207.
Ramrod Key. 2BR/2BA,
canal w/60' dock. Newly
remodeled. All tile. $1550
mo annual. FLS. No large
dogs. 954-803-4051


710
Homes for Rent
Ramrod Key brand new
3bed, 2bath home with
40' dock. F/L/S. No pets.
Annual lease. $2,500/mo
954-849-3563
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Harborage MM 97 clean
2/1 $1150/mo. Lrg scrnd
porch, carport, w/d, a/c,
cable, heated pool & boat
ramp. FLS 305-453-3385
Long Key MM 66 1 br/ba
trailer $900 mo. 1st, last
& security. Located in a
gated condo community.
Heated pool, tennis crts,
beach, various activities,
library, rec hall, marina,
laundry facilities, sauna.
305-664-4860 Millard
Marathon.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon Furnished 1/1
with additional room.
All utilities incl. For re-
sponsible individual. No
pets. $850/mo. 743-2278
Marathon Large private
quiet lot, 1Bd/1Ba. W/D.
12X30 porch, plus car-
port. No Smoke or dogs.
FLS. $925.724-355-8521
Marathon on canal.
Keys RV. 1 or2 bedroom.
Florida room. Cable
included. $1100/mo +
utils. 305-587-1512
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.
MM 93 clean 2/1 w/off.,
W/D, shed, Irg yard, c/air,
beach, boat ramp, no pet/
smk.$1125+utils. Notin
MH park 954-347-9648
Mthn, Key RV (1 E) 1 bd,
1 ba, large doublewide.
Free cable TV. $895/mo
& utils. W/D. 386-445-
6130, cell 305-849-0507
Plantation Key MM 90
clean 2/1, FI rm, tropical
lot $1,150 mo. plus. Furn/
unfurn. 305-853-0765 or
412-889-5807 cell
725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A Marathon effcy, brand
new, private entrance,
W/D, no pets/smoking
$800/mo yr lease. F/S
923-9616,617-905-8742
Affordable Apt, Mthn.
1/1 unfurn. ground fir,
like-new, clean. Some util
incld. F/L/S No pets, year
lease 305-743-6088
Big Pine I/1 Duplex Apt
on swimming canal.
Washer & utilities
included. $950/mo F/L/S.
304-4205 or 872-0622
Big Pine 1 bd, 1 ba, cent
air, W/D, tile. Canal & '
dock space avail. $1200
furn, $1000 unfurn. Utils
incl. F/S. 305-797-8437
Big Pine 1 bed/1 bath,
unfurnished, no pets or
smoking. $800/mo +
utilities, F/L/S.
305-872-1399
BPK2/1 Duplex Very
clean, central air, Large
fenced yard, W/D. $1385,
FLS. 305-904-0014.-


725 Apt- Condo -
Duplex for Rent
BPK 2/1 remodelded,
nice, canal, dockage,
well furn. $1500/mo.
Also 2/1 unfurn, canal,
dockage. $1250/mo.
872-7102 7am-8pm

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Canalfront2BR/1
BA,Venetian Shores.
$1,500 mo incl utils.
F/L/S Avail now. Dock-
age extra. 954-553-1833
Cudjoe Studio in quiet
neighborhood. Furn.,
W/D, pool, on canal. All
utils incld. Non smoker.
$900/mo F/L 393-0292
Duck Key 1br/1ba fully
remodeled condo, furn,
ocean view. Non smoker/
no pets. Year lease.
$1250/mo 239-896-4099
Efficiency MM 82 Heart
of Islamorada. $700
+ electric. 1st + security
305-304-8177
Executive Bay Club
MM 87.5 2/2 twnhs,
unfurn. Pool, tennis.
$1,600 mo yr lease
1-305-661-8028
Islamorada MM 82
unfurn effic apt, clean,
quite priv location $180
week incl utils. $1,000
security. 6 mo lease.
517-4379
KCB Ibd Iba furn, large
half duplex on canal.
W/D. Non-smoking.
$1650 mo+ utils, 12mo
Ise. F/L/S. 305-367-0266
KCB 2/2 Furn, half
duplex w/dock. W/D.
Non-smoking, covered
patio. 9-11 months lease.
$1450. F/L/S. 743-7887
Key Colony Beach
Brand new 3/2 on canal,
dock, garage, all tile firs,
W/D, large patio. First &
Security. $2875/mo. Bill
Ellison 305-766-1503
Key Colony Beach
rental. Available April.
1 bed/1 bath. Call for
details, 289-1741
Key Largo MM 98,
Oceanfront lower effcy
apt. New floors & kitchen.
Dockage, utils, laundry
incld. 2 acres. Avail April
1st. $990/mo. Owner:
(248) 673-7301
(248)214-7301
Key West. Large 3/2
beach condo. Gated,
pools & tennis.
$1 K investment bonus.
$2,250. F/S, no last.
Erik 757-403-4589
Large 1 BR/1 BA condo
w/parking, W/D hook-up.
Pets ok. Marathon.
$1,100 mo. 1st & sec.
305-304-8702
Long Key, MM 6"8.2/1,
open water- oceanside,
private wildlife sanctuary,
on state park, dock avail.
Granite kitchen, Mex. firs.
Clean, quiet. Furn/unfurn
$1800.305-448-4845
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725 @ Apt- Condo -
Duplex for Rent
Marathon 1/1 condo
ground floor, dock avail.
$1200/month. F/S.
743-0771
Marathon 1/1 on canal
newly remodeled, no
pets, $1,300/mo plus
utils, F/L/S. Cable
included. 304-6456
Marathon I bedroom,
nicely furnished, boat
dockage, ocean view,
W/D. $1650/mo + elec.
766-1503
Marathon 2/1 duplex
New kitchen & bath, W/D,
close to shopping. Water
incl. Avail 4/6/07. $1300
+ elec. 395-0755
Marathon 2/1 unfurn
upper level apt. Like new,
spacious, tiled, C/A, W/D.
$1500/mo. Premier
Properties. 743-8270
Marathon 2bd/2ba dup.
canal/ocean side. $1700
mo + utils, F/L/S; avail
now. 305-481-4817 or
305-481-4835
Marathon. 2 BR/1BA.
Schooner Condo.
Unfurnished. $1250 plus
utils. F/L/S.743-0235
Marathon 3/2 + family
rm, C/air, fenced yard, &
sewer. 10871 7th Ave.
Avail 4/1. $1650 + util
F/L/S. 305-395-8450
Marathon Conch Key
directly on Bay. Brand
new 1/1 w/dockage, kit,
living rm, all utils incl. No
pets $1400 F/S 743-3478
Marathon Duplex,
MM 53. 2bd/1 ba, Central
Air$1300/mo+util.
Unfurn. F/L/S Lease
305-743-3847
Marathon Effcy Apt.
Ocean front, pool, laun-
dry. 10877 O/S Hwy # 96
Avail April-Dec $800/mo
F/L. 304-612-9825
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fullyfurn.
305-289-0800
Marathon, Sombrero
Beach 3/2 unfurnished
townhouse/condo. Pool,
dock, cable inc. $1,975
+ until. F/L/S. 743-4536
Wanted to rent Local
professional w/ excellent
references looking for a
long term reasonably
priced rental in Marathon
area. Unfurn 1 bd w/stor-
age or2 bd. Small dog.
305-743-4829 Iv msq
3-3 Condo MM 99.5 0/S
Beach, ramp, tennis, TV
cable. $1,580 mo. F/L/S.
year lease. Great for
family, 2 cars only
305-389-1220


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750
Vacation Rentals
Big Pine/No Name Key
Solar powered home in
secluded neighborhood,
surrounded by Key Deer
Refuge. 2bed/2bath on
sailboat canal. Monthly.
Call: 561-736-0786
Islamorada: Beautiful
4/4 home on water w/
pool & dock. Available
monthly. 703-403-4218
WANTED: Marathon
area from 10/15/07-
4/15/08, 2bd/2ba, furn. w/
50' waterfront. $2000/mo
+ utils. 305-664-0515
790 Business
Property for Rent
Big Pine Commercial/
Industrial land for rent or
lease. From 50'xl 00', up
to 2 acres. 305-395-0743
Comm. warehouse
space avail. 660 sf, 800
sf, 900 sf. available. Call
for prices. Kurt 481-4838
or John 522-0066
Commercial building
for rent 2400sqft. Doctor
office or for retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802
Commercial Property
for Lease. High visibility
location directly on US#1
in Big Pine Key. Up to
6000 sq. ft prime retail or
office space. Call Banks
Prevatt, Realtor, Cold-
well Banker Schmitt R.E.
Co. 305-872-5264.
Marathon Professional
Office: 279 sq ft, 2nd fir.
6400 0/S Hwy, overlook-
ing US 1. Avail now, year
lease FLS 305-743-6088
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. 450 sq ft or
larger- up to 3,600. Year
lease. Dave 304-0304
Store Front US 1,
Marathon. Plenty of
parking. Available Now!
$1,700/mo.
Call Dave, 305-731-5521
795
Miscellaneous
Marathon Mobile home
lot for rent. 850- 84th St.
50x100. $600 month.
229-623-2961
Professional couple no
pets, seek annual lease
on single family or du-
plex. To $3,500/mo, mid-
dle keys. 757-302-0320

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REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
*low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931
BPK Home for Sale
on 4 lots, 1,900 sq ft,
new appliances/fixtures,
$650K obo. Call
305-304-7043

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810
Homes for Sale



Carolina Skiff (boat)
motor & trailer for Sale.
Comes with Tropical
Treehou-e. Nice, light &
bright. 2 BR/1 BA single
family house in Crane
Hammock. Water Ac-
cess. $499,000. Lynn
Goodwin, Key Colony
Beach Realty. 923-9487
Don't pay more than
$300 for your purchase
or Refi. You have the
legal right to choose your
Title company. Call Cape
Florida Title Company,
LLC, at 305-596-9950
Key Colony Beach's
Best Waterfront Buys:
Newer 2/2 w/ 1000 sq ft
gar. $649k, or Irg stilted
2/2 $749k. 810-813-4503
Key Largo MM 102,
Ocean side 3/2 CBS, dry
lot, Under construction.
$379,000. Rising with
progress. 305-304-1572
Key Largo, MM 102
3bed/2bath. Dry lot.
$575,000.
Call 304-1572
Marathon $1,190,000
On Yacht Harbor Island
Open Water. FSBO.
305-289-0745 www.
sv-chillypepper.com
Marathon 281 84th St.
Well-maintained CBS
block house, 2/2, freshly
painted, new appi, updat-
ed kitch. 50 x 100 fenced
yd. $355K 305-393-1838
Marathon 2 Afford-
ables. 1Bd/1Ba.
Remodeled, all new.
$275, 000. Call
305-292-7638
Marathon 3bed/2bath,
2200 sq ft, work shop &
garage. All tile floors &
baths. By Owner: $450K.
It's below appraisal.
305-743-6581,481-0070
Marathon. New CBS
home with view of ocean!
3Bd/2.5Ba. For sale or
lease-make offer. Call
305-292-7638 for appt.
Marathon Oceanview
2/1 stilt, fenced 5000 sq
ft yard. $389K. Also 11/2
lots 8400 sq ft w/permits.
$249K. 386-299-3852

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810
Homes for Sale
Ramrod Key Oceanside
3/2, new carpet & paint,
furn. 38' dock, easy
access ocean or gulf.
By owner. $595k OBb.
305-872-1540
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Canal $20,000 Mthn
Galway Bay E-21,34'
trailer w/ alum. awning.
8'x8' Ted Shed w/fr.aezer
743-4574, 401-451-"6412
Canalfront RV In 55+
Park w/FL room and
new deck. Reduced from
$43,000 to $38,000.
305-289-0363
Deeded Canalfront 1/1,
FL rm, in Key RV, Mthn.
Concrete dock, Ocean
side. Reduced to
$225,000. 305-743-3107
FSBO Key Largo Water-
front in desirable Cross
Key. Easy access to Bay/
Ocean. 2/2,1372 sq ft.
W/Tiki, boatlift, hottub.
Priced.to sell, $539,900
305-451-2956'
Galway Bay 55 + Park
trailer w/family room,
covered patio, shed, Irg lot,
$26,000 OBO. Must sell
by April. 305-743-5336
Grassy Key canalfront
doublewide mobile. 5
mins to ocean, 2mins to
bay. Dock. $485,000.
MM 60. 305-216-6300
Marathon 1/1 in sm quiet
park, gulf views, Irg
screened sunrm, shed,
boat dock ava.$15,500
obo 305-289-5364
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55 + park,
2/2,cent A/C, 1400sqft,
wet bar, new tile, shed,
covered porch. $89,000
Call 305-743-6200.
MM 87 O/S Islamor~ada
40' Spartan trailer Wiice
FI rm w/shed. Waterview.
Relocated, sacrifice for
$10kfirm. 347-581-9623

Waterfront
Mthn Snowbirds Delite!
Trailr, FL rm, cov deck on
cornr lot w/ 2 concr docks
sm isind Bt Key Hbr $27K
+ rent. 847-644-7791

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ISLAMORADA MM 74
Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
www.Iokeyestate.net 941-488-7695









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Classifieds 305-743-5551


812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Mthn Trailer w/ FL rm.
Furn, appls, included.
10x12 ft shed. Lot rent
$550 with option to buy.
$1 OK'obo 305-896-5874

825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
Islamorada MM 88.8
By Owner. Spacious 2/2
end unit 1st flr, tile & mar-
ble firs, walk-in closets,
appliances & patio. Pool
& arenities $343,500.
305-853-3011
KCB 1/2 Duplex Ib/1b
tile counters, new appis,
tiled throughout. Very
cute. 8 Clara Blvd. $250K
By Owner. 305-942-6921
KCB 3B/2B half duplex
Desirable duplex loca-
tion, 38' dock, wide canal
NEW'03. Walk-in, not up.
Open design, spacious.
PRISTINE! Faces KCB
golf course. 301 8TH ST.
CALL FOR PRICING.
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun,
1-5pm. 305-289-9953

Waterfront
KCB Full Stilt Duplex
4bd/3ba, carport, pool,
60' dock, large unit up,
owc. Great rental history.
$1,490,000.289-3425
KCB Full Stilt Duplex
Brand new '06, CBS, 3/3
ea. side, car ports, util,
granite, tiled. On canal.
$675/$695K. 743-0008
KCB New 1/2 stilt dup.
Built new '06, CBS, 3/3,
dbl car port, workshop,
granite, tiled, 41' dock.
$825K. 743-0008
Key Colony Beach
2/2 and 1/1 condos for
sale by owner. Call for
details, 289-1741
Lovely Mthn 1/1 on ca-
nal off Vaca cut. Ocean
or Bay in seconds. 27'
dockage, furn, $374,500.
Possible ownerfinanc-
ing. 352-253-0206 or
305-766-2020
Marathon Key Beach
Club Timeshare.
Thanksgiving week (wk
47) 2 br/sIps 6.2 ba, dr, Ir,
eat in kitchen, wd, balco-
ny, marina, pool, jacuzzi
& beach. Gulfside. Very
well mgr and main.'07
Maintenance pd. Deed-
ed. $4200. Sally.
781-596-3699

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825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
Marathon Schooner on
Sombrero Beach Rd. 2/1,
tiled, pool, laundry, dock-
age. $320,000 by owner
305-743-6581,481-0070
Mthn Condo/Townhse.
Spacious 1176sf, 2bd,
1.5ba renovated. New
fixtures, apples, flooring.
Motivated seller.'$385k
make offer 305-395-0970
Wanted to trade: condo
in KCB for small house or
half duplex in same area.
Call 305-743-8884 or
406-646-7955

845 Other Florida
for Sale
Arcadia (2) 4 acre
cleared lots w/ frontage
on Horse Creek, fenced,
1 septic & electric on
property. 40 miles to
Sarasota $95k ea. Will
finance 305-942-3055
Gulf of Mexico Little
Gasparilla Island, 2 BR
Gulf, waterfront, boat
access only. Will trade for
Keys or similar Florida
waterfront $795K. Nego-
tiable. 813-225-4147.
Moor Haven, FL Deeded
lot in 55 + park w/ ameni-
ties. 35' 5th whl, attached
13x25 rm with thermal
windows, half bath, car-
port & shed. Ready to
move in with just person-
al items. 863-202-0585
Trade: Gulf access
3bed, 3bath Chrystal Riv-
er, FL. Deep canal. Trade
for Keys home. Call
239-571-0629

880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Bay/Mangrove front lot
in PKC. 70'x255' w/build-
ing permit. Flood ins.
applicable. $1,200,000.
Ph: 305-923-6274
Canal Lot in Isla. active
bldg. permit for a house &
concrete dock. 975K obo.
1/305-971-0052,
1/786-282-5052
Cudjoe Gardens 2 Lots,
MM 21,80' each on
canal, Permits in Building
Dept. $225K each, will
finance. 305-942-3055
Deep Water Lot. Ocean
side off Ave H, Coco
Plum. Cleared, 110x110'.
In ROGO. Must sell.
$600K OBO. 664-3994

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880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Key Largo Ocean View
Lot. 60' of concrete dock
on wide, deep canal. Pri-
vate community w/ club
house & heated pool.
$729,000. 305-852-4960
or 616-540-6800
Oceanside canal lot
with concrete seawall!
Cleared, fenced, 17
ROGO pts. $279,000.
Tommy Gomez, Internet
Realty. 305-393-5156
PKC canal lot FSBO.
$545k. Existing dock/
boat ramp #18 BPAS,
305-923-1628
RV lot, bay views, boat
ramp & community dock-
age avail. Close to
restaurants & shopping.
Key Largo. $192,000.
853-3147
RV Lot for Sale or Rent
Nice gated community w/
many amenities: pool,
hottub, boat ramp, tennis,
on water, no frontage.
MM 23.262-894-2344
Sombrero Beach lot for
sale. With permit and
plans. Ready to build.
*$275,000. Call
305-292-7638
5 TBR's Market Rate.
City of Marathon only.
Call 305-292-7638 for
DeiaiI _

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1150
Power Boats
9' All Fiberglass Dinghy
great rowing, very stable.
Takes up to 9.9 engine.
Unsinkable. $500.
Call 843-359-3087
'03 Shamrock 246 WAC,
5.7L Crusader. Loaded,
low hours. $42,600.
Details 305-852-0481
16' 2001 Action Craft
flats boat. 2001 Merc
90hp engine, pole, fish
finder, GPS, trolling
motor, low hours, great
condition. $11,000.
305-853-9457
16' 7" '00 Ranger Flats
Boat, 115 Yamaha, low
hrs, pole platform, walk
around deck, w/trailer,
many extras. Excellent
cond. $14K289-9938
16'Carolina Skiff '03
50 hp Yamaha '03-low
hours, cntr console, VHF
radio, compass, fish find-
er, anchor, night lights,
livewell. Life vests, trailer
incl. $6250.731-0435
17' '05 Mitzi Skiff, 60hp4
stroke Yam. Trailer. 2
batteries. Live well. Pole
platform. Very low hrs.
$13,200.305-431-4895


1150
Power Boats
17' Aquasport open
fisherman, 115 Yamaha,
trailer. Excellent condi-
tion. Low hrs on engine.
$6,500. 394-3337
17' Boston Whaler Mon-
tauk CC, 1994 100 Merc,"
bimini top, new bottom
paint. Great Shape! Mthn
$8500 obo 917-468-9111
17' Boston Whaler,
Dauntless'95,115 Ya- .
maha. Mint Cond! Fresh-
water use from GA. Ski
Package, Bimini +cover.
Must See! In Marathon.
Reduced to $10,799 obo.
917-468-9111
17' Key West flats skiff,
Yamaha 115HP four-cy-
cle, trailer, push/pull, new
trim tabs, exc cond. Ask-
ing $9000.305-481-0372
17' Sportcraft C.C. with
90 hp Yamaha & trailer.
All units 1988 models.
In water & readyto fish.
$2,800/obo. 872-1061
17.6' Renken Center
console. Exc. Cond. with
trailer. 90 hp. $7,000.
Nick. 305-481-0398
18.5"95 Angler, 125 HP
Merc. W/Trailer, VHF,
GPS, Depth finder, Bimi-
ni. New steering & batt.
Runs great! $6,999 OBO.
Key Largo 305-479-5750
19' '83 Angler c/c, 90 hp
Merc w/ low hrs & trailer
$2,200. Modified 750
Stand up Jetski VGC
$400. 305-481-5199
19' Century '00 Center
Console, 115 Yamaha,
GPS, depthfinder, bimini,
live well, alum. Quickload
trailer. $11,500 743-7057
20' Walkaround Trophy
'96.175 Merc, trailer. Exc
cond. New bimini, GPS/
Keys map, depth finder,
SS radio, compass, AM
FM radio, etc. Sale sick-
ness $8,500. 393-4598
21' '99 ParkerSE. 150hp
Yamaha, bimini, Garmin
GPS, Hummingbird,
VHF, w/ trailer. $19,700
OBO. 305-289-0111
21'2004 Cobia CC,
150HP Yamaha, t-top,
full electronics. Like new,
70 hrs. $28,000. Take u 4
demo ride. 304-612-9825
21' 83 Mark Twain cuddy
I/O, CG equip. New:lower
unit, shift console/cables.
Pwr anchor, tandem. trir,
new tires, pwr winch, ex-
tras. $5750obo 872-0562
22' 2001 Angler Walk
around. Yamaha 200 W/
Trailer, VHF, GPS, AM-
FM/CD, Depth finder,
Bimini. Runs great.
$21,000. 305-766-7275
23'07 G-Boat
(Brand New Company.
Must see!). CC, 150
E-tech Evinrude. Call
Brad 305-481-6232
23' 1983 Formula with
250HP Yamaha.
Folding tower with
outriggers.
With trailer. $5,000.
Call Steve 305-785-8403
24' Kevlacat2001 Off
shore catamaran, twin 4
,stroke Suzuki engines,
tandem trir. Many extras.
$37,500.941-321-5683
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1150
Power Boats
24' Mako 1989. Good
shape, needs power.
$3,500. Call
305-304-9189
24' Searay Laguna, CC,
twin 135 Mercurys, 350
hrs, fish finder, GPS, ra-
dio, t-top, port-a-potty,
new trailer. Must sell by
April. $10,000 743-5336
24' Wellcraft center
console. Low hrs, twin
150HP Evinrude counter-
rotating w/ SS props.
Hard t-top w/ rocket
launchers, leaning post,
30 gal live well, Irg fish
boxes, trim tabs, GPS,
color fish finder, VHS,
AM/FM cassette, head,
electric downriggers, out-
riggers, rigged for davits.
EZ Loader galv. tandem
trailer, new tires & brakes
$17,500.305-853-5888
or 973-441-1177
24' Wellcraft Cuddy,
solid boat w/ 200 Off-
shore Mercury. Runs
strong. $4,900 OBO.
305-731-3832
25' Parker, 2002 Center
Console. 250 Yamaha,
Garmin GPS Marine, ra-
dio, Furuno Fish Finder.
$35,000. Less than 200
hrs. 289-4043
25' Sylvan Pontoon
2003, 90 hp Yamaha w/
warranty, includes trailer,
good shape $4,800
853-3147
26' Glacier Bay Canyon
Runner. Twin 150 Evin-
rude. Great boat for fish-
ing or diving. Rough
weather won't keep you
home in this boat! Extra
clean, runs perfect. Own-
er must sell for health
reasons. Asking $49.9K.
Call Stan at 305-852-
2332.305-304-7012
26"07 Albin.
Center console, single
Yanmar 315 diesel. Call
Brad, 305-481-6232
26' Mako. T-200 Mercs,
GPS, depth,stereo,shore
power. Mirage props, T-
top, outriggers, fish box-
es, live well, cabin w/
stand up head, shower
and galley. Great boat.
$25k obo. 872-7055
26.6' ProKat 2004
Center Console. Exc.
Cond. Twin 150 hp Yam.
Trailer. $68,000. Nick.
305-481-0398
28' '06 Buddy Davis CC
twin 250 Mercury Vera-
dos, t-top, head, full
cushions, leaning post.
Call Brad. 305-481-6232
28' Carver Voyager,
Great cond. Flybridge,
New AC & Generator.
$18,900.-954-812-0204
30' Luhrs '92 Twin 350's,
tower, 2 stations, GPS,
color finder, auto pilot,
huge cockpit, live well,
cabin w/galley + head w/
shower. $36K. 872-2750
31' Silverton 1985 FB
convt. Twin 350's-new
'00 & '06, a/c, shwr, gal-
ley, new btm paint, clean.
$25,000.305-451-4670


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1150
Power Boats

33' 1997 Stratos Center
Console w/ bow cabin,
twin 225hp Johnson O/B,
all electronics. New A/C
in cabin, bait wells. Great
condition. $39,000. Call
305-240-0066.
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
$180,000.239-253-3503
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twin Detroit
diesels, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen.
305-743-7456, Marathon
35' 1997 Cabo Express.
Full tuna tower, twin cat
3208 diesel. Gen set. Full
electronics. Above aver-
age condition. 225K.
Located in Marathon, FL.
Cell 508-958-2590
35' Carolina Classic
2003, Express Sportfish.
Perfect condition, many
extras, very low hours.
Extended warranty.
724-689-9085
36' '99 Doral 360 SE
Sport Cruiser: exc
condition, low hrs, twin
7.4L inboards, $115,000
obo. 305-431-8556
36' Gulfstar Flybridge
Dble cabin trawler 1972.
Mint cond. Upright fridge
w/freezer, elec stove, mi-
cro, twin 16k BTU A/C
(reverse cycle). Livea-
board slip avail w/ pur-
chase of boat. $55,000.
804-456-0251


1150
Power Boats

37' Egg Harbor Sport-
fishing Cony. Rigged for
sportfishing. Twin Cats
3126. All electronics.
Boat in showroom cond.
Interior never used. Boat
located in Islamorada,
FL. Priced below whole-
sale of $299,000.
Call 609-731-1712
.38' Trawler 1981 Marine
Trader DC, 120 hp Ford
Lehman diesel. Priced for
quick sale. $35,000. 305-
451-1071,508-826-3146
40' '76 Marine Trader
double cabin, flybridge,
Lehman 386 diesel
engine. Excellent live
aboard. Needs interior
work and shaft blocks.
$45,000 or reasonable
offer. Email Debra:
dyckeys@yahoo.com for
appointment.
42' Grand Banks
Classic 1994,2-300 hp
Cats; many extras includ-
ing new 12 kw Northern
Lights gen. Ready to sail;
, $295,000. 305-743-7825
44' Marine Trader trawl-
er '79 in Key Largo, many
upgrades, great econom-
ical cruiser or live aboard
$89k, 352-209-7533
46' Chris Craft
houseboat w/dockage,
$22,500. Islamorada
305-664-0870.
50' Viking 1994
Sportfish. Twin 10 Cyl.
MAN Engines. $525,000.
Serious Buyers Call
305-289-3188


March 21, 2007


CARIBEE CLEAN Pre-owned Boats
2002 17'Maverick HPX- 90 Yamaha
2-strk, cover, trailer, low hrs. $24,900

2003 19'Pathfinder-115 Yamaha 4-strk, T-top,
trailer, electronics, only 62-hours, $24,995.

1987 24' Grady White W/A- 300 HPDI (04), only
68 hrs., hardtop, electronics, fishing machine!
$19,100
2001 24' Angler CC- twin 135 Optimax,
T-Top, outriggers, windlass, electronics, $24,900
1988 24' Pursuit W/A- 250 Yamaha EFI, only
450 hrs. windlass, fresh water boat, $36,995
2000 26' Boston Whaler Outrage CC- twin 150
HPDI, T-top, loaded, solid hull, well maintained
$39,995
1998 28' Pursuit CC- twin 225 Yamaha EFI,
T-top, outriggers, stored inside, $44,900.
1999 3t' Contender- Twin 250 HPDI (03), dual
live wells, T-top, outriggers, full electronics,
4 batteries, $64,995

THESE BOATS ARE PRICED
TO SELL!
*Caribee Boat Sales & Marina,
MM 81.5, Islamorada
Open everyday-664-3431 or
see these boats online:
caribeeboats.com








March 21, 2007


1150
Power Boats
60' Guthrie Sport Fish/
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. Any reason-
able offer considered.
Health forces sale.
731-632-0066
2001 Nautica Rib
with 50 Yamaha
$8,000.
Call 954-907-1324.
2004 Action Craft 1720
Hybrid, 115 HP Mercury
OptiMax w/low hrs. All
options w/full sunbrella
cover & Continental trail-
er. $24k. 650-464-7858
2004 Polaris Jet Skis (2)
w/trailer & floating docks.
Exc. Cond. $12,000.
Nick 305-481-0398
Boat Donations: Full
appraised value when
donated to a non-report-
ing 501-C-3 public chari-
ty. Tax deduction. Mari-
time Ministries, 43-yr-old
59# 305-289-4554
Boat Hydro Lift
Hydro-Hoist in excellent
condition. 2 new blower
motors. Capacity 12k
lbs/35 ft. boat plus. $6500
OBO. Call 305-903-1201
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
Sea Doo Jet Boat. 1999.
Twin eng.
Jet ski mechanic owned.
W/trailer. $8,000 OBO.
Call Bill 215-805-5000
1160 -
Sailboats
15' Sailboat MFG "Ban-
dit Model". IncI main, jib,
spiniker. Org. book incl &
trailer. 4hp O/B available.
$1,200 obo. 743-0603
16' Compac Sailboat,
Arrow trailer, 5 hp Nissan
outboard, sails & extra
stuff. $2500 OBO.
305-394-3980
26' Pearson 1972 4ft
draft, 5 sails. In good
cond. GPS chart plotter.
Located in Marathon.
$5,000 612-306-6669
27' Hunter in Ivabrd slip
Wkend Keys Escape,
MM47. Cheap Iv in Keys!
Good motor, sails, OB
$5,000 OBO. 896-2644
32' Island Packer'91
Excellent condition
Low hours, loaded
$95K 305-743-0165
33' Glander, shallow
draft, custom design,
raised deck. $30K.
305-743-3691
36' Morgan Out-Island.
Center Cockpit, double
cabin, Perkins Diesel.
New Algrip, new interior.
Dingy w/ Honda. Great
live aboard or cruising.
$29,000.305-395-8734
PDQ 36 $140,000.
PDQ 32 $86,000.
1995 Beneteau 405,
$79,000 (in St. V.).
305-731-6795
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
', 2- 871TI Detroit Diesel
Engines, Running,
Takeouts, low hours.
630-518-6962 must sell.


1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines

85HP Suzuki O/B
35HP Mercury O/B.
Two TAMD 41 Volvo die-
sel engines. 289-5636 or
309-678-7744 -
2003 200hp Mercury
Optimax. Over 1 year
warranty left. On Saltwa-
ter Team so time to
change out. Runs great!
Best offer! 305-393-0232
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Deep Water Dockage.
Non-liveaboard. Mid
Marathon Location.
Up to 50 Ft. Call (305)
289-2098 or 731-5448
For Rent in Marathon
19x65, 6' deep, protected
dock. Incl water, cable &
dockside pump-out.
24x24 deck w/tiki bar.
Gated, liveaboard ok.
Avail 5/10 thru 11/1/07.
$700/mo. 515-231-2789
Key Largo, Boat Slips
on private canal for rent.
2 Bayside and 1 Ocean-
side. 1-305-444-5565
Key Largo MM 99.5
Oceanside boat slip for
rent, 25' dockage, 13'
hull, in Marina del Rey
$275/mo. 954-594-0614
Marathon Liveaboard
Slip for Sale. Deeded
Bay Bottom. 50 ft boat.
$350,000. 305-395-9690
Protected dockage
bayside marina Key
Largo. 4 ft. draft. Live-
aboards accepted. Must
be in good condition and
mobile. $500 per month
+ utilities. Call Tanya
451-5200.
Sombrero Marina, aka
Dockside. 55' slips
$199,000, 80' slips from
$319,000. Wallace
Team. Coldwell Banker
Schmitt. 289-6525


Two Boat Slips, Coco
Plum Beach Yacht Club.
$450/mo + elec. Call
Marcy, Coldwell Banker
Schmitt 305-289-6505
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on our website


1190
Miscellaneous

1A-Marine Surveys
March Hare Marine Svcs
305-743-3368 Certified
ABYC-NFPA-MKMA
Serving All The Keys
34' Crusader w/ 671
Turbo, electronics. South
Atlantic Snapper/
Grouper, King Mackerel
& Gulf Reef Permit. $55K
for all. 305-951-2069
39' #1 460 hp Logger
full electronic, cruise 16
knots. Beautiful boat.
$85,000 OBO.
239-269-0600
'69 Houseboat Just
Reduced, was $35,000
now $27,500!!
'69 Chriscraft 46 X 24
Great floating getaway,
Sleeps 4, Turnkey.
Recently renovated/
tastefully decorated. (En-
gines need 2B replaced).
Docked Isles of Capri.
For details/pictures
email: sue.dec@verizon.
net or call 617-471-1175
2003 Furuno Radar,
model 1715, low hrs,
$700.
Call 814-464-5883
260 HP CAT
Two large ice boxes.
Two- deep drop reels.
16' rolling gate.
Call:
305-942-9346
AA Dave buys permits
So Ati Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mabk,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869



All types of permits for
sale! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com


1190
Miscellaneous
Backcountry Canoe
Everything new: square
stern, 2.5 Yam., outrig-
gers, polling platform,
pole, truck rack, extras.
$2400.406-581-5173
Custom fitted boat
cover for 24' Bay Scott w/
hard top. Used once.
$500, OBO. 852-2988.
For Rent in Big Pine.
Commercial fishing dis-
trict, 90x90 trap storage
lot on water, fenced. Avail
4/1/07. $750/mo
797-6433 or 296-8398
Genuine Teak Lumber
Best prices, big invento-
ry. Plus King Starboard.
www.buckwoodcraft.
com or 305-743-4090
Gulf of Mexico Reef
Permit
$6,800 OBO.
Call 305-743-1952
Lobster certificates 'B'
500 for sale, all or part.
$45 each.
Lobster traps, 480 for
sale. 305-240-0971
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386
PERMIT WANTED:
Tropical Dive License
MLD.
Call 917-435-8332
Storage Space
available. Boat, Trailer or
RV. $5 per ft. Marathon
Boat Yard, 305-743-6341
Two 50HP 99 Johnsons
good cond, $1,500.25'
inboard boat w/302
motor, $1,500. MM 99.
305-942-3055
Two Snapper Grouper
Permits (SG1)
Transferable in a
Corporation. $38,000
offer. 361-688-9071

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Automobile Donations
Tax Deductible at ap-
praised value when do-
nated to a 43 year old
non-reporting 501-C-3
charity. Maritime Minis-
tries. 305-289-4554.
Pick upjunk trucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile for junk.
305/218-7987
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
2 Oldies for sale
'85 Corvette $5,000.
'29 Model A Roadster
$10,000.
305-304-9189
00 Chevy Cavalier4cyl,
great mileage, cold AC,
58k mi, good tires/paint
etc. A bargain at $4,499
OBO. Call Jim 745-8815
92 Cadillac El Dorado
64k miles. One owner.
Ladies car. Excellent
condition. $6000.
743-5444
92 Jeep Cherokee
Laredo. Green. 125K
miles. $2,000 obo.
Call 305-394-7517.
03 Ford Focus ZX3
Metallic gray, new tires,
A/C. Very economical.
$7,000 OBO.
305-743-9449
03 Toyota Celica, black,
good cond, 45k miles,
12" bass & amp, seat
covers, sunroof, $13,500
OBO 305-852-8146
95 Buick Century
Power everything, cold
A/C, low miles, very well
maintained. $2500obo
586-855-8112
86 Mercedes 560SL
Low mileage, 9 out of 10
condition. Garage kept.
$14,500 obo.
305-393-6485
97 Mitsubishi RS 5 spd,
A/C, chrome wheels,
new tires, CD player.
119k mi. $4500 obo.
Marathon 305-743-0362
98 Mustang convertible
White w/tan leather, 67k,
AC, AM/FM/Cass/CD,
Sport package, V6 eng
$5,900 305-393-3926
1360 Mopeds-
Motorcycles
CF Moto Scooter
150 cc, water cooled,
disc brakes, 65 mph,
only 200 miles, like new.
$1800.239-398-0994
Harley Davidson
VRO5CD '06.520 miles,
new bike, black on black.
$17,500 obo. Call Dave
743-3338, 731-0946.
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Just Broken
in, 1460 mi. $6000. Must
see! Looks like show-
room cond. 743-0603
2005 Harley Davidson
Road King. Loaded,
1,200 miles. Exc. Cond.
-$18,000. Nick.,
305-481-0398
02 Harley Davidson
Deuce 55k mi., fuel in-
ject., forward controls.
factory leather bags.
$11,500. 305-453-9335.
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1370 Trucks -
SUVs- Vans
00 Jeep Grand Chero-
kee Laredo, sunroof, pwr
everything, cruise, leath-
er, tow pkg, tilt steer., exc
cond. $8,500. 879-6078
01 Chev Silverado Sport
Pickup with Tonneau
cover, bedliner, white,
low miles, excellent
cond. $9,000 obo.
352-464-3803
94 Chevy S10 Blazer
PW, PD, 4 WD, 4 door.
Excellent condition.
$3500. Call 743-6737
'04 Jeep Wrangler.
*SHARP* Yellow. 34K
miles. 33" tires, CD, PW/
PD. 6 cyl, trunk, tint,
extras, very clean. $15k
obo. 393-5395 Pete -
87 S10, 2.8 liter, V6.
$350 tune up makes it
run great. 5 new tires
makes towing easy. $350
OBO. 664-4166 Iv msq.
99 Tahoe. Exc condition,
PW, doors, locks, leath-
er, a/c, tinted windows,
cd, tow pkg. $8,800/obo.
743-7938
1995 Ford F150 Pick up.
A/C, Auto Transmission,-
Clean. 49,000 Miles.
$3,995 OBO. Frank
305-342-2962.
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1380 Campers-
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RV Donations, Trailer
Motor Homes. Tax
Deductible at appraised
value when donated to a
43-yr-old non-reporing
501-C-3 charity. Maritime
Ministries, 305-289-4554
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's MM 100451-4555
'00 American Tradition
40' 42K miles, 1 slide,
315 diesel pusher, ~no-
tion sat. W/D, like new.
$112,000 OBO 289-9548
2006 Enclosed trailer
V-nose, 7by12, used
once, new cond. $3,700.
5pm 305-304-5081
'03 Coleman popup
camperw/2.side slide
outs. 22'. Excellent cond
A/C. Rack for4 bikes,
screen room, canopy.
5,200.853-3147
93 Travel Trailer. 32'
Dutchmen, good cond,
new tires, sleeps 6, full
bath, oven, hardwd firs,
air. $3,500 978-807-9244
1995 Motor Homea24'
Monterey, 65K. Very
good cond. $12,900,
OBO. 305-731-5042
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S2007 OLI Development, LLC. Colony Realty, LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker. Prices, plans, uses, dimensions, specifications, materials, colors and availability are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited by law, This does not constitute an offer to sell real property in any jurisdictions where pror registration
or other advance qualification of real property is required. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the brochure and to the documents required by Section 718,503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a
Inl# buyer or lessee, Broker Participation Welcome. Occupancy restrictions apply. Only forty resort residences available for sale; some resort residences have an attached lock-out suite, which may be sold separately. Please see Condominium. Documents for details.


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