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Publication Date: April 11, 2007
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It's time to spring into
some of the best fishing of
the year. And we have all
you need. in Fishing the
Florida Keys, coming in
your Keynoter Saturday.

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This change comes as news-
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State slams

former Keys

health chief

Investigation finds
misspent money.
illegal staff orders
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responds to nume!
against Ma\.
Xnioni the fin
Spent thous
on food and refre
department police
such -pending.

A month after her resignation Made thr,
after three ,ears on the job a ments t.: Healt
,sate investigation has disclosed emplo.ee-.
that former Monroe Count', Issued a
Health Department Director emplo.,ees to den
Susana Mal refused treatment to patients '..itl se-iu
some patients, nmitappropnated diseases if the
tate mone\ and as rude to her unable to pj..
stiff and associate. Ga'.e e\ces
A report issued April 5 b\ the thonzed pa.\ ral
Ortice of the Inspector General employees "'-h
from the Flonda Department of tight"
Health and signed off b\ Dtrector
ot Ln\estiialton- Charles Page

Holiday Isle

rou, complaints
during MaNN:
andj' of dollars
shments despite
N that prohibits
eateniing state-
h Department
directtle to
', treatment for
all; transmjned
patient v, ere
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plans scrapped

sales are lower
than expected
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Just a month after announcing
pre-sales w ere simmining along
at 25 percent. the developer ot
Ocano_. the lu\ur\ condo-hotel
resort slated to replace the
spra ling Holida\ Isle Resort in
Islaniorada. ha, announced it is

scrapping the project.
Adam Schlesuiger. president
ot Ceebraid Signal Corp.. the
de. eloper. issued a press release
late NMonda s_,tating it's chosen to
suspend ales of Ocanos condo-
hotel units and % ill instead
'moioe for ard alith .a i'.e-star
lu\ur, hotel."
The release statess Ceebraid
Signal ma\ restart sales of the
unit, "v.hen the market heat, up

Kenoler prolo bj DAvID BALL
Marathon resident Bill Sampsel takes a stroll on the porcn of
his new home a small wooden raft in Florida Bay he plans
to live on for a month to raise awareness and money for a
facility to help homeless veterans and those in need.

Veteran takes to

raft for a month

Sampsel hopes
to raise funds
and awareness
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It look a feA minutes for the
hum of the boat engine and
some selling to .take up Bill
Sampsel, %ho .a, sIlunibenng
on his recliner--la-- h-bed
Monday. afternoon on a ratt
about 150 yards offshore

Marathon in Flonda Ba\.
"Did \ou brin the
*Soprano'' D\D.'" asked
Samp'el. Lan\iousl\ a%% acting the
most recent plot t\lists to be
played on his solar-ponered
Be'ide_ fistung and nmornung
radio. the HBO mob drama i,
about the onli entertainment the
55- ,ear-old Sampsel looks tor-
%\ard to as lie closes lus second




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State investigators slam May


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MAY / From 1

Cut off funding to two local
non-profits with little or no warn-
Disrupted operation of an
emergency shelter during a hurri-
cane evacuation by what one wit-
ness said was "constantly yelling
and screaming down the halls
demanding things be done differ-
In probably the most scathing
finding, the investigation discov-
ered that May directed staffers to
demand that all patients pay for
services, despite state law that
says the Health Department can-
not deny communicable-disease
services based on patients' inabil-
ity to pay.
If they cannot pay, May wrote
in the directive, "All patients for
[sexually transmitted diseases]
should have a chart made up and
the counseling and referral docu-
mented. In this way, we cannot be
accused of refusing care."
Under May's direction,
$335,000 in funding was cut
from AIDS Help Inc. and another
$72,000 from Womankind.
However, current Womankind
Director Vicki Weeks says that
funding was eventually reinstat-
According to the report, May
ordered staffers to falsify a
$2,500 expense for an Italian buf-
fet at Hawk's Cay Resort on
Duck Key in 2005. The following
year, another $1,000 for a ban-
quet during a retreat was charged
to the wrong account.
Several months later, May
again attempted to spend $5,000
on food during a two-day staff
seminar. When the state rejected
the purchase, the Area Health
Education Center, which organ-
ized the seminar, was stuck with
the bill.
"We absorbed that into our
program costs," AHEC
Executive Director Michael
Cunningham said. "We submitted
the invoice, but honestly didn't
think the expense would go
through. But we didn't want to
put it under something and hide
it. The last thing we wanted to do
was submit an invoice that wasn't
true and accurate."
May could not be reached for
comment Tuesday afternoon.
According to the report, for-
mer Health Department clerk
Antonia Martinez told investiga-
tors that May intentionally hid

The findings

The Office of the Inspector General for the Florida
Department of Health on Thursday issued a 28-page report find-
ing that former Monroe County Health Department Director
Susana May violated Health Department regulations as well as
state statute.
Inspector Specialist Lori Van Riper and Investigations
Director Charles Page wrote that May:
Violated state statute by refusing treatment for patients with
sexually transmitted diseases on the grounds they were unable to
Treated staff and "community partners" unprofessionally.
Purchased food and refreshments with state money, against
the rules.
Participated in "conduct unbecoming a state employee" by
using her position to intimidate employees, and firing two
employees for poor performance despite evidence to the contrary.
Source: Florida Department of Health


A damning report issued Thursday by the state Health
Department's Office of the Inspector General acknowledges local
Health Department Director Susana May resigned prior to its
publication. It gives a list of recommendations to rectify problems
that happened under her watch:
Remove a directive issued by May that all clients pay for
services. State law requires health departments to provide servic-
es for sexually transmitted diseases regardless of patients' ability
to pay.
The new administrator should conduct a financial review to
see that all transactions comply with state policy.
Remove the "poor performance" reviews for two employ-
ees the Inspector General's Office said were fired unfairly.
Assure Medicaid revenue employees are properly trained.
Review Medicaid billings to ensure outstanding revenue is

Source: Florida Department of Health

food costs. Martinez, who says
she had worked for the state for
many years, objected to misrep-
resenting the expenses. Martinez
reported that May threatened to
fire her; Martinez resigned short-
ly after the threat.
After May was hired in 2004,,
her management style began to
rankle staff, the state investiga-
tion disclosed. And investigators
found a huge turnover rate in the
department after May came on
"A complete 100 percent
turnover of employees in the
business office has happened two
times in two year," the report
says, "including four business
administrators and three human
resources technicians under the
current director."
The report also faults May for

granting unauthorized raises of
up to 44 percent for select
Several witnesses told investi-
gators May constantly interfered
with their ability to do their jobs.
Clayton Lopez, program special-
ist with the county Health
Department, called May a micro-
manager. Steve Mason, the
department's head of nursing,
told investigators May could be
"vindictive and carry anger over
a long period of time," the report
Wendy Riemann, spokes-
woman for the state Department
of Health, says interim Keys
Health Department Director Bob
Eide is "working hard to stabilize
the health department and get it
moving forward."

Stretch lanes
close Thursday

The 18-Mile Stretch clos-
es at8 p.m. Thursday\ and % ill
reopen at 6 a.m. Frida.. Tolls
on the Card Sound Bridge
will be lifted for the closure.
Cres, need to shut down
the Stretch to undertake
repairs on the C-111 Canal
Bridge, near mile marker 117.

The Florida Keys are
under water-use restric-
tions due to drought con-
ditions. To find out the spe-
cific rules, go to www
.keynoter.com and click
on "Keys Water Restric-
tions" on the upper right
of the home page.

Due to a reporting
error, a story in Saturday's
edition about mangrove
mitigation in Key West
incorrectly quoted con-
sultant Sandy Walters. The
quote should have read:
"I believe the (city's)
action was done with
good Intentions to allevi-
ate the flooding."

Keys beaches are tested
weekly for fecal coliform
and enterococcus, both
fecal-based bacteria. The
following beaches have
health advisories or warn-
ings against swimming:
Higgs Beach, Key West.
Smathers Beach, Key

Keynoter Depuly Editor
Jessica Machetta with
Roberta DePlero, chair-
woman of Robert Frost
Poetry Festival; and
Rosalind Brackenbury,
author and festival
workshop instructor.
E-mail questions:

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Slow sales force change in developer's plans

again," but a press release in
March boasted 25 percent of the
151 units were under contract to
be sold.
Jamie Goff, president of
Douglas Elliman Florida, the
sales agency hired to market the
project, ended a phone call from
The Reporter abruptly and did
not return repeated phone calls
and an e-mail seeking comment
when asked to confirm the
change in strategy earlier in the
Ceebraid Signal, based in
West Palm Beach, bought
Holiday Isle last spring for

Holiday Isle
was originally
to be
this month.

$98.25 million. Ocanos' one-bed-
room units, from 1,245 to 1,459
square feet with full and half
bathrooms, were advertised start-
ing at $1.2 million.
Islamorada Village Manager
Gary Word said to move forward
with the hotel renovation,
Ceebraid Signal would likely
have to apply for different per-
mits than those obtained for the
condo-hotel project.
Holiday Isle was originally
scheduled to be demolished this
month, but that was rolled back to
the summer, and then it was

announced that reservations
would be accepted throughout
this year.
Schlesinger said in the release
that weak sales forced him to
switch gears after only two
months, despite a lavish launch
that included glossy full-page
newspaper supplements for the
planned Ocanos resort.
"It is simply a victim of a
skeptical housing market,"
Schlesinger said in the statement.
He added condo-hotel sales could
resume if the real estate picture
It's not clear whether the set-
back will mean a longer life for
Holiday Isle, home to a famous
tiki bar and many boozy memo-
ries for South Floridians of a cer-
tain age.
Schlesinger said dropping the
condo-hotel plan has caused
some delay, but that he still needs
local approvals before scheduling
a demolition date. He expects
Holiday Isle to close next year at
the earliest and possibly not until
Still, without the condo-hotel
windfall Schlesinger must upend
his original financial strategy.
Ceebraid-Signa, has already
faced a cash crunch on the proj-
ect, briefly putting an affiliate
into bankruptcy protection when
it couldn't secure enough invest-
ment dollars to close on the sale.
Gregory Rumpel, executive
vice president of the Jones Lang
LaSalle hotel brokerage in Coral
Gables, said it would be difficult
to turn a profit after paying $98
million for Holiday Isle even
Sat five-star rates.
Add in demolition and con-
struction costs, and Rumpel said
Schlesinger will need more than
hotel guests to stay afloat -
including high-end weddings,
slip rentals at the marina and lux-

Keys briefs

More GPS units
stolen in Upper Keys
Five more high-end GPS
units have been stolen from a
Key Largo marina, continuing a
months-long trend of such thefts
in the Keys, according to the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin said the
general manager of the
Lighthouse Boat Center called
Saturday morning to report a

burglary, and said sometime
between Thursday at midnight
and Saturday at 10 a.m., five
boats were burglarized with five
GPS units stolen from them.
Each GPS was valued at about
Anyone with information
about the thefts can call Crime
Stoppers of the Florida Keys.
Tipsters are eligible for a cash
reward if their information leads
to an arrest. The hotline is (800)

ury restaurants.
"Basically everything that's
there now will have to be consid-
ered but at a considerably higher


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level," Rumpel said. "The current
clientele probably doesn't want
to spend any more than $5 a



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Keys man admits 2 killings

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sentenced in two to three weeks,
county prosecutor David
Landefeld said. He was originally
charged with aggravated murder,
kidnapping, aggravated robbery
and tampering with evidence.
Witness testimony indicated
Hockman and Kidwell had left
Ohio after the crime and were
staying at a trailer in Key Largo.
On April 5, 2006, Keys and
Ohio officers searched the trailer
at 13 Mockingbird Road and
.found more than $50,000 in cash

and rare coins, antique swords,
jewelry and watches, bloody
clothing and controlled sub-
stances and other drug parapher-
nalia, officials said.
The couple was arrested and
booked at the Stock Island
Detention Center, then transport-
ed to Ohio to be indicted on
charges of receiving stolen prop-
They were charged in the mur-
ders shortly after that.

Keynoter staff contributed to
this report.

Hockman pleads
in exchange for
no death penalty
Associated Press

A married Ohio couple's for-
mer employee, a former Key
Largo resident, pleaded guilty in
their stabbing deaths and could
face life in prison without the
possibility of parole at his sen-
Eric Hockman, 27, pleaded to
two counts of aggravated murder
Friday in Fairfield County (Ohio)
Common Pleas Court. In
exchange for Hockman's plea,
prosecutors agreed not to seek the
death penalty.
The bodies of James
Divelbliss, 71, and Karen
Divelbliss, 50, were found in
their ransacked home in March
2006. Items from the Divelbliss
house in Fairfield County were
found in a home that Hockman
shared with his girlfriend, Heidi
Kidwell, in Key Largo, authori-
ties have said.
Hockman once worked for the
Divelblisses at their home and
Kidwell, 30, pleaded guilty
last year to complicity to commit
murder and was sentenced to 15
years to life in prison.
Hockman is expected to be

SAMPSEL / From 1

week aboard a home-built raft
during a month-long protest to
raise veteran awareness and
money for a new haven for
homeless veterans and those in
Sampsel said he needs about
$12 million for the facility. So
far, he's put about $1,200 into an
account at Marine Bank and
the lack of donations has him
worried his act may be for noth-
"I think about it every day.
Really, all the support I'm getting
is from veterans," Sampsel said.
"I don't think that the people
realize these vets aren't getting
any help. I'm trying to open their
Commanders at Veterans of
Foreign Wars posts in Key Largo
and Key West said Sampsel is
taking the initiative that others
don't seem to.
"He's going to extreme meas-
ures to attract public attention
about the situation that exists
with homeless veterans, and our
post supports him 100 percent,"
said Gary Johnson, Monroe
County administrator for veteran
affairs but speaking only as head
of Key Largo VFW Post 10211
Sampsel launched the 10-foot-
by-12-foot wooden raft March 30
at the Grassy Key trailer park
Whispering Pines, where he
works as property manager and
has provided housing for several
He has since been anchored in
the bay near tie old Quay restau-
rant at mile marker 54, although
he plans to move to the west end
of the Seven Mile Bridge for

more exposure around Monday.
-Most days are filled with fish-
ing, visits from sea life and
boaters, work on a book about his
life and slowly learning the com-
puter, which hosts a webcam cap-
turing every moment of his
water-borne life at www.veteran
onaraft.com. It attracts some
175 visitors a day.
- He eats fish he catches or
"emergency food" cooked on a
gas grill. He bathes with water
heatedby the sun and defecates
in a bucket lined with a bag,
which is hauled off every few
days by his wife.
The exterior of his shanty is
lined with sponsors and the name
of his Web site, www.veteran
haven.com, that explains his
other fundraisers like the Florida
Keys Community Classic fishing
tournament and how people can
It also describes his two tours
with the U.S. Army as an 18-
year-old in Vietnam, a war
Sampsel said "messed me up big
To make sure the same thing
doesn't happen to vets of the cur-
rent war, which Sampsel said
Americans were "misled into
fighting," he is' actively promot-
ing his stunt.
Besides local media, Sampsel
said he's contacted offices of
nearly every presidential candi-
date just to see if they want to
"We need to get this out there.
I'll be really disappointed, not for
myself but for the veterans in the
street," Sampsel said. "I think I
might have to stay out for 60
days, but if it doesn't happen in
that time, it's not going to hap-

Sampsel 'extreme'


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Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
EASTER FUN: Mariah Bell, 4, of Key Largo was among kids
turning out Sunday at the Key Largo Community Park's
Kiddie Park for an Easter egg hunt and other fun.

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job skll an fin a nejb


Small fire erupts
on the 'Celebration'

Key West police and firefight-
ers responded to the cruise-ship
Celebration Monday morning on
reports of a possible fire aboard
shortly after 9 a.m.
"It turns out there was a very
small fire onboard," Fire
Department Division Chief Mike
Karash said. "Apparently they
were using a cutting torch on a
pipe in the bilge area and when
that torch was put aside, it lit the
paint on the steel pipe on fire
The ship's crew put the fire
out without incident.

Upper Keys store
robbed with weapon

A Plantation Key convenience
store was robbed at knifepoint
Saturday night, according to the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin said a
clerk at the Marlin Food Store at
mile marker 88 said she was
counting money from the register
prior to putting it in the safe

about 11:30 p.m. when a man
walked in with a knife and
demanded cash.
She reported that after she
gave it to him, he left running
toward the highway. She
described the robber as a dark-
skinned white male about 5 feet,
8 inches tall with a medium

build. A surveillance video
showed he was wearing long
black shorts with a white stripe
on the side, a black T-shirt and a
red baseball cap.
Tipsters to Crime Stoppers are
eligible for a cash reward if their
information leads to an arrest.
The hotline is (800) 346-TIPS.

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Wednesday, April 11,2007

K s Opinion

Tax relief must include

renters, businesses

It's a guessing game up in Tallahassee as the Legislature pass-
es the midway mark and no one can yet tell what if any tax
reforms will emerge.
House Speaker Marco Rubio is still pushing his plan, which
would force local governments to go on a diet after years of feed-
ing on tax rolls fueled by runway real estate prices.
One version of his plan would roll back property taxes to levels
from 2001-02 and allow local governments to opt for an increase
in state sales taxes to replace some of the money lost in reduced
property tax levies.
On the Senate side, no companion bill has yet emerged and
there are only five weeks left in the regular session.
A House committee last week moved a bill to the floor that
would change the way commercial properties are assessed,
potentially reducing taxes and allowing property owners to pass
on savings to tenants.
Finding ways to provide some tax relief for renters and not just
for homestead property has been high on state Rep. Ron
Saunders' agenda.
But so far, there's no companion bill for that initiative in the
This yin and yang from two separate legislative bodies takes
place every year, of course. And some years headstrong leaders
of the two bodies can't find a middle ground and initiatives die on
the vine.
This year, however, Gov. Charlie Crist is riding a wave of
favorable public support for tax relief and a reputation for build-
ing bridges across partisan divides.
How far that goodwill will extend when push comes to shove
remains to be seen.
But there are sufficient worries about any radical change that
substitutes higher sales taxes to replace reduced property taxes,
especially in an area like the Keys.
This year's Monroe County budget, for example, relies on local
property taxes to fund 23.1 percent of total spending. And that's
down from 25-percent a decade earlier.
The Keys economy is already so dependent on tourist dollars,
it's hard to see shifting even more of the burden for local govern-
ment needs onto that plate. A downturn in tourism could translate
into budget squeezes across the board. And the Keys aren't the
only coastal community facing that same sort of painful analysis.
Increasing homestead exemptions from $25,000 to $50,000
also provides little relief in counties with high property values.
Clearly, there are no easy answers to these tax tradeoffs, which
may explain why the Senate has been so reluctant to reveal the
cards it's holding.
In whatever the Legislature does this year on taxes, let's hope
the fate of commercial property owners and renters doesn't get
squeezed even more.

Wayne Markham ....................... Publisher
Larry Kahn ................. ..... .......... Editor
Melanie Elder ................... Marketing Director
Kathie Bryan ................... .. Financial Director
Debi Manfre ...................... Production Director
Craig Skinner .................. Circulation Manager

Contents copyright 2007 Keynoter Publishing Co.

Bush ahead of the curve on ethanol-

I'm. writing about.the recent editorial,
"Photo ops aside, U.S. not serious about
While the Keynoter took an opportunity to
bash President Bush, it failed to do its home-
vork on the issue of upcoming ethanol use in
the United States. Instead of commenting that
George Bush is searching for opportunities to
provide America with other types of fuel sup-
plies, the paper took the opportunity to say that
Bush was just on a PR tour when he visited
As stated, Brazil uses ethanol made from
sugar for 90 percent of its fuel needs. The
United States is rich in other commodities like
corn, which is being used for ethanol produc-
tion. A few companies come to my mind that
are in production and building new plants that
will be coming on line in the near future. These
are VeraSun, the Andersons Inc. and Pacific
Ethanol. These are but a few of companies
coming.online, hiring new employees whose
American families will financially benefit.
VeraSun has four facilities and also has a
business agreement with Ford Motor Co. The
Andersons has plants in Ohio, Indiana and
Michigan; and Pacific Ethanol has three plants
in production serving the West Coast with three
new plants under construction in Stockton,
Calif., Imperial Valley, Calif., and Calipartria,
Calif. Bill Gates has invested $85 million in
Pacific Ethanol recently. I wonder why?
The United States government is requiring

all states to use 10 percent ethanol in their
gasolene blends within a year or so. It seems
like George Bush, politics aside, is taking care
of businesses we can continue to drive our
SUVs around Marathon.
George Sollie

Ethanol not an elixir
Re: Your editorial on ethanol.
It's obvious that big vehicles and triple
250 horsepower outboards on 30-foot-plus
boats are not fuel efficient. However, before
the editor and publisher jump on the ethanol
bandwagon, I would strongly suggest you
read the book "Water Wars" and then con-
sider the amount of water needed to produce
a bushel of corn and then a gallon of
ethanol. It may be that going more to
ethanol will create more problems than it
On a more local note affecting us in the
Keys, is the result of a gasoline-ethanol
mixture use in boats. Months ago, Yamaha
sent a warning to its dealers about the effect
of ethanol on marine fuel tanks, fuel lines
and fittings.
Wouldn't it be nice if your readers would
come up with solutions instead of problems.
Harlan Franklin
Key Haven

Short-term rentals banned for a reason

Do I detect a tinge of bias by the letter
writer using the word "got-miners" in his letter
April 7? Does he refer to the people that
through hard work, saving, business savvy or
having lived here a long time are able to afford
a home here?
These residents voted a long time ago to
prevent short-term rentals in their neighbor-
hoods for a very good reason. One example,
there is a house in the area where different peo-
ple show up all the time. Some are quiet, some
party until deep in the night, outside.
True, Key West is changing. Perhaps the

Animals have friends too
As a 20-year visitor to and member of the
Marathon community, I want to express my
heartfelt support of the Marathon Animal
Shelter; and Linda, Phil and all their staff
for their kindness shown to all animals
cared for at the animal center.
I have observed nothing less than excel-
lent, compassionate care for all God's most
vulnerable creatures. The shelter has a lot of
treasure in its staff at Stand Up For
Animals. Marathon really appreciates it.
Keep up the good work.
Barb Platter

business community sees more opportunities in
condo developments and townhouses with
longer-term occupant than the weekly rentals.
The business community should change with
it. We hardly should be obliged to fill the pock-
ets of the businesses that are barely hanging on,
as the writer suggests, by changing the charac-
ter of our residential neighborhoods.
Frits de Raad
Bay Point

Letters of local interest are welcome, but
subject to editing and condensing. There is
a 400-word limit.
Letters thanking an individual are wel-
come. However, space does not permit
publication of thank-you letters consisting
of lists
Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters
will not be published.
Include a daytime phone number
(which will not be published) where you
may be reached if there are questions
about your correspondence.
Send your letters to:
Mail: Editor, Keynoter, PO. Box 500158.
Marathon. FL 33050,
E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com.
Fax: 743-6397.

Keys Opinion

Wednesday, April 11,2007

Cruising boats find Marathon perfect

On March 2, we arrived in
Marathon along with five other Great
Harbour trawlers and were seeking a
marina or anchorage for just two or
three days. As it turned out, the city's
new mooring balls were available
beginning that day and the City of
Marathon Marina staff were able to
assign each of us a mooring ball.
Now, almost a month later, we are
preparing for our trip north. Before
we leave, we want to express our
appreciation for the many outstanding
services and amenities provided.
First, without fail, the marina staff
has been extremely helpful and cour-
teous beginning with our first tele-
phone call to inquire about availabili-
ty of mooring balls. We also are
delighted to have a convenient
dinghy dock, water supply, laundry
facilities, mail service, trash disposal,
recycling and pump-outs.
While we typically don't look for
organized social events when we r-
cruise, we have been very pleased
with the occasional pot-luck gather-
ings, the annual Original Marathon
Seafood Festival (what a great week-
end event at a great location), sponta-
neous gatherings (e.g., sing-a-longs)
and the Cruisers Net. The Marathon
Cruisers Net has become an impor-
tant part of our day.
Lastly, and far from least, we also

have found the Smorgasboat service
to be an integral part of what makes
Marathon such a boater-friendly stop.
We used it on numerous occasions,
either when weather conditions or the
sheer bulk of what we were hauling
ruled out using our dinghy. Bonuses
of that service have been newspaper
delivery to our boat as well as trans-
portation to the many great restau-
rants in the area. We have been
delighted with the can-do attitude and
quality service provided by
There is only one improvement
that we can think of that would help
all boaters: a Smorgasboat stop near
Publix. ThAt would help make it
much easier to transport groceries,
including frozen items, to the boat.
Finally, the welcome packet, deliv-
ered by Smorgasboat, is a very nice
touch and quickly got us connected to
all the services, restaurants and other
activities at Marathon.
We are sad to leave Marathon.
However, we (along with our fellow
Great Harbour friends) are already
planning our return trip next year and
thinking about staying for several
months. We thank everyone and the
local businesses for the wonderful
hospitality and for creating the per-
fect environment for cruisers.
Bruce and Joan Webster
Annapolis, Md.

Student wants to learn about Florida

I am in fifth grade at Northeast
Elementary in Kearney, Neb. I have
adopted your state as a class project
to research. I will be doing a report
and other projects. Then in early
May, my class is having a state fair. I
will be displaying my report and any
other information or materials I
receive about your state. I am hoping
that some of your readers will be
able to help me with my project. I
was able to research your city and
I would really appreciate it if
some of your readers could drop me
a postcard from your state. I would
like to get many different postcards

to display during our state fair. I
could also use maps, brochures, sou-
venirs or any other information or
things that would be useful about
your wonderful state. This is a big
project, and I hope your readers can
I hope your readers can help me
with my project. I will write or email
the newspaper if you like and let you
know how my project went. My class
is really excited about this project.
Thanks for your help.
Sarah Scamehom
Miss Hargens' class
Northeast Elementary
910 E. 34th St.
Keamey, NE 68847

Rules, arguing hold back affordable housing

I am disgusted at the current
direction of Marathon. So far it is all
talk about what the city and/or coun-
ty is going to do about the affordable
housing situation. Or how many trail-
er parks are going to be taken away
and how many condos are going to
be built. Or how many height restric-
tions or land permits are allowed.
Too many policies, regulations,
arguing and bickering get nothing

Affordable housing needs to start
being built now. We as a community
are already busing in people to work
at local stores. If you can't see that
as a problem already, you need to
readjust your glasses and/or your val-
Let's not try to fix a problem
before it's too late.
Kevin Dale Sanders

How prepared are you

when the big one hits?

It's about this time every year the
words "hurricane season" spring from
these pages.
I hate writing them and you probably
hate reading them. But this year, most
emergency management officials agree
that paying attention to the storm threat
for 2007 is essential because after the
hurricarie-addled years of 2004 and
2005, many have grown complacent
since we got nary a blow in 2006.
Experts expected last year to be nearly
as busy as the previous two, when the
names Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma
(2005), and Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne (2004) dominated our discourse.
Luckily, it wasn't. Let's hope
this year's six-month season,
June 1 to Nov. 30, is as kind to
The state's mantra when it
comes to hurricane season is
"get a plan." It's almost as if
Craig Fugate, director of
Florida's Division of
Emergency Management, has
it tattooed to the inside of his
He also preaches evacua-
tion, and minced no words
when he came to the Keys last Larry
year for a hurricane aware- Keynot
ness program sponsored by
the Keynoter and National
Weather Service-Key West, and broad-
cast Keyswide on Comcast Cable
Channel 76.
To sum up his words,-which he repeat-
ed over and over to the in-room and TV-
watching audience: If you don't evacu-
ate, you will die. He repeated it so much,
I came away from the informational ses-
sion thinking that if I don't evacuate
when a strong hurricane approaches,
Fugate himself would knock on my door
at home and pummel me until my heart
stops beating.
But hurricanes are no laughing matter,
and he and others know what happens
when a Charley hits Florida's West Coast
or an Andrew hits Miami-Dade. That's
why they pound home "get a plan" and
To be honest, most. folks down here
don't know what a "real" hurricane is.
Bad as they were, Wilma in 2005 and
Georges in 1998 were relatively minor
Hurricanes Donna in 1960 and Betsy in
1965 were the last two major hurricanes
to strike the Keys. In Betsy, 76 people
died in Florida and Louisiana.
And according to the South Florida

Sun-Sentinel, during Donna, "Residents
in the Florida Keys ... [had] to endure 13-
foot storm surges and 150 mile-per-hour
winds. Bridges were washed away and
homes resembled splintered matchsticks
for miles."
Most who are here today have never
felt such fury from Mother Nature. But it
shows how unpredictable she can be.
Need another example? When Rita
threatened in 2005, she passed beyond
the Tortugas as a Category 5. Ultimately,
she brushed the Keys as a Category 2 just
south of Key West.
So "get a plan" ard "evacuate" make
sense when the very real possibility of
mass damage and death is
blowing just off our shores.
And that's why the
Keynoter and the Weather
Service are again hosting a
hurricane awareness program
as a public service to Keys
residents, visitors and poten-
tial visitors. This is our third
year partnering on this.
This year, the session is
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at
the Marathon Government
Center. It follows an aware-
Kahn ness program 1 to 5 p.m. the
er Editor same day, at the same loca-
tion, sponsored by the
Lodging Association of the
Florida Keys and Key West. That pro-
gram is geared toward business.
Both will have as keynoter speaker the
National Hurricane Center's hew direc-
tor, Bill Proenza, who replaced Max
Mayfield when Mayfield retired in
For the Keynoter-Weather Service pro-
gram, Key West Meteorologist in Charge
Matt Strahan and I are focusing on hurri-
cane history you'll learn- a lot more
details about those earlier hurricanes -
and evacuation, and being prepared to be
alone without help for a long time after a
powerful hurricane passes.
Among the speakers on our moderated
panels will 6e author Matt Lawrence,
who wrote "What to do 'Til the Cavalry
Comes: A Family Guide to Preparedness
in 21st Century America," and numerous
experts on utilities, hospitals and the real
evacuation numbers and timetables, not
those you hear just tossed about like so
much bureaucratese at government meet-
You might think you're prepared to go
it alone after a hurricane. But after our
May 30 educational session, you might
think again.




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Some cool to tax plan

McPherson wants
hike to help
housing costs

Tourism-industry players are
reacting strongly to Key West
Mayor Morgan McPherson's pro-
posal to add a penny per dollar on
Key West tourists' hotel bills to
help fund affordable housing.
And their reactions are less
than supportive.
Matthew Babich, general
manager of the Southernmost
Hotels and vice chairman of the
Monroe County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, said possible legis-
lation should explore other means
of obtaining the funding rather
than singling out one already
highly taxed industry.
"We're the most-taxed indus-
try in the state," Babich said.
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the extra penny would increase
the city's hotel tax on lodging
from its current 4 cents on every
dollar to 5 cents. The additional
revenue would go toward con-
structing affordable housing, an
issue city and county officials
have labeled as a desperate need.
Babich cited New York City's
difficulty in attracting tourists
after that city raised its sales tax a
few years back. He predicted the
same effect in Key West if the
mayor's proposal to raise bed
taxes comes to fruition.
Some city officials disagree.
"Tourists aren't going to look
at that one cent and say, 'I'm not
going there,'" Commissioner
Harry Bethel said.
The city currently charges
tourists 3 percent in taxes for pro-'
motional use and 1 percent for
tourist impact fees. One half of
the impact fee goes to the county
Land Authority, which tackles
affordable housing programs.
The other half-cent goes into the
city's general fund budget.
Monroe County is similar to
Santa Rosa County in northwest
Florida in that they are both the
only counties in Florida able to
implement the impact tax
because both are designated an
Area of Critical State Concern,
according to Harold Wheeler,
marketing director of the Monroe
County TDC.
For this reason, Wheeler said
if city officials consider raising
Key West's bed tax to help
affordable housing, a wiser alter-
native could be adding a second
percent to the impact fee and
exploring options with the TDC,
as well as with the Lodging
Association of the Florida Keys
and Key West.

McPherson's plan would add
a penny to the promotional tax.
He would have to push legisla-
tion because under state statute,
that last penny can only go
toward efforts behind promoting
the Florida Keys not afford-
able housing.
If the industry decided it
wants to use that last penny for
promotional use in the -future,
McPherson's idea would elimi-
nate that possibility.
"It's a tax placed on their busi-
ness and no other business, so
they need to have input,"
Wheeler said.
McPherson did not return
repeated phone calls by press
time, but in a radio interview
Tuesday morning on US1 Radio,
he said that "if we don't have
anybody down here to serve our
tourists, we can advertise and
market to the best of our ability
but when people come down
here, they'll be dissatisfied with
"We, as a hotel, bought afford-
able housing for our employees,"
Babich said. "We're trying to
solve our problem as an individ-
ual business."
During the radio interview,
host Bill Becker asked
McPherson if he spoke with
county Mayor Mario Di Gennaro
outside of the Sunshine Law -
which forbids a legislative body
to discuss issues that could be up
for a vote in the future. The TDC
is covered by the Sunshine Law.
Both McPherson and Di Gennaro
are members of the TDC board.
McPherson said he did speak
to Di Gennaro, but that the issue
wouldn't be voted on at the time,
but would come up in a discus-
sion format with plenty of public


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fire, according to the Monroe
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Deputies were dispatched at 7
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burning car was inside a fence at
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paramedics also responded.
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Senior Staff Writer

Staff at Monroe County
Emergency Management took
notice when Dr. William Gray's
team issued a forecast for "a very
active" 2007 hurricane, season.
However, the report last week
- forecasting nine hurricanes
and five major hurricanes will
not affect local planning for the
summer storm season, depart-
ment Director Irene Toner said.
"It doesn't really matter if
[Gray] predicts one hurricane or
18," Toner said. "We have to be
ready fpr the first one that comes
this way."
On April 3, Gray's noted
Colorado State University hurri-
cane forecasting team upgraded
its prediction for the severity of
the six-month season that begins
June 1.
An El Nino system that helped
make 2006 an unexpectedly calm
season has broken apart, the

Senior Staff Writer

Darrell Gwynn, a noted drag-
race driver paralyzed in a 1990
crash, wants to enjoy the rooftop
sundeck of his new Lower
Matecumbe Key home.
However, that requires a
waiver of Islamorada's height
limit of 35 feet on buildings.
Islamorada Planning staff will
recommend to the Islamorada
Village Council that the waiver
for an additional 9 feet, 6 inches
to allow an elevator .shaft be
The issue goes to the
Islamorada Village Council at its
5:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at
the Islamorada Fire Station on
Upper Matecumbe Key.
Local activists have spoken
out against other height-waiver
requests, and are attempting to
place the 35-foot building limit in
the Islamorada charter.
Gwynn, a Broward County
native who still lives there, had a
meteoric five-year rise in
National Hot Rod Association
drag competition, challenging.

Colorado State team notes in its
24th year of predicting hurricane
"We've seen El Nino condi-
tions dissipate quite rapidly late
this winter, so we do not think
that's going to be an inhibiting
factor this year," said Phillip
Klotzbach, who has taken the
lead forecaster spot.
Reasons for the expected sea-
son include high sea-surface tem-
peratures in the South Atlantic,
higher sea-level pressure and
weaker trade winds.
The average storm season has
six hurricanes and 2.3 major hur-
While the Gray team expects
more than that this year, indica-
tions are that it will not be as
severe as 2005, when Hurricane
Wilma flooded the Florida Keys
and Hurricane Katrina devastated
New Orleans and the Mississippi
The 2007 predictions are a

sport legend Don Garlits for sea-
son titles.
But in 1990, at age 28, Gwynn
was nearly killed in a run at an
English track. He survived but
remains paralyzed. He has stayed
active in. the sport as a team
The elevator would permit
access to the sun deck "for health
reasons," Gwynn wrote in his
waiver application.
'Planning staff said the appli-
cation does not meet any of the
six criteria to approve a waiver.
The 4,490-square-foot home is
under construction, and could be
modified for alternative outdoor
access, according to their sum-
mary. No other building in the
bayside Port Antigua neighbor-
hood exceeds to height limit.
The council also will review a
proposal to transfer four develop-
ment units for an affordable-
housing project, and consider a
design and construction agree-
ment with Biltmore Construction
Co. for the new municipal center
and fire station at Founders Park.

near match for the predictions
issued in April 2006, which also
warned of an active season.
But last year an El Nino sys-
tem with winds that inhibit the
formation of hurricanes devel-
That apparently caused the
2006 season of nine storms, five
hurricanes and two major hurri-
canes to be well below the CSU
History suggests it is "quite
unlikely" for a new El Nino to
form within a year of one break-
ing apart, the CSU report says.
No hurricanes made U.S.
landfall in 2006, only the 12th
time since 1945 that has
occurred. Tropical Storm Ernesto
was predicted to strengthen into a
hurricane but did not fortu-
nately, since Emesto made land-
fall on Plantation Key.
Rather than storm-season
forecasts, Emergency Manage-
ment staff spends more time
working on Keys population and
tourism predictions, and looking
at construction projects which
could slow evacuation.
Contractors at the 18-Mile
Stretch widening project on U.S.
1 north of Key Largo "have been
very responsible" about, storm
preparation, Toner said.
That includes surveying local
shelters to efisure they remain
adequate, updating emergency
contacts and paying "particular
attention to those with special
needs," Toner said.
Hurricane shelters typically do
not allow pets.
"We're working very hard on
the pet issue," Toner said. "We
need to provide some type of



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Rubio pushes property tax overhaul

Speaker says
sales tax is
only fair way

As the Florida Senate readies
to roll out its own proposal for
property tax reform, House
Speaker Marco Rubio is pushing
hard for the House version that
could eventually replace property
taxes with sales tax.

"Sales tax is more fair than
property tax," Rubio said during
a telephone conference Monday.
"The value of your property has
nothing to do with your ability to
pay those taxes."
Rubio said two bills under
consideration in the House are
aimed at easing the tax hit that
property owners have experi-
enced since property values in the
state hit the stratosphere. The
Republican representative says
sales tax is the fairest way to col-

lect taxes.
"We have a tax on the
American dream in Florida," he
said. "As long as you pay proper-
ty taxes, you will never, ever own
your home."
The bills proposed by the
House attack the problem in two
ways, first by rolling back prop-
erty tax on homesteaded proper-
ties to the 2001 rate and capping
increases on non-homesteaded
The second part of the reform
would require buy-in by voters, a
referendum- that would allow
local government to swap out
property tax for up to 1.5 percent
sales tax.
In addition, the bills would
require that all local government
and school districts replace ad

valorem taxes on homesteaded
properties with sales taxes by
Though some say sales taxes
are regressive, -hitting lower-
*income families the hardest,
Rubio argues the current system
of taxing the high market values
of property is worse.
"You control what you spend
because you control what you
buy," he said of sales tax, adding
that medicine and food are
exempted. "Sales tax is truly
based on people's ability to pay."
Rubio says renters are being
hit hard by the current tax system.
"I think the current system
hurts renters more than anyone,"
he said. "And Realtors tell us that
the main factor in not qualifying
[to buy new homes] is taxes. We

know there are thousands of
renters that could be buying if not
for property taxes."
The impact of his proposals
would vary with the state of a
county's economy, he said, not-
ing that in Miami-Dade, even a
1.5 percent sales tax would not
replace the tax money lost from
doing away with property taxes.
Rubio says he believes a high-
er sales tax would not adversely
affect tourism, the driving eco-
nomic engine in the Keys.
"Even if they passed the
[highest sales tax], they would be
below their competitors," he said,
pointing out that sales tax in New
York and Los Angeles have not
slowed the flow of tourists.
The Senate's proposal is
expected to be released Thursday.

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Key West residents are getting
their first glimpse of detailed
plans and artist renditions of a
proposed $50 million senior-liv-
ing facility the Florida. Keys
Assisted Care Coalition wants to
build in Truman Annex in Key
More than 60 residents the
majority of whom would most
likely require an assisted-living
facility in coming years -
attended the unveiling of the
coalition's plan Monday night.
"As a community, we are fail-
ing to meet the needs of our eld-
ers," said Joan Higgs, co-chair-
woman of the coalition. "They
shouldn't have to leave the com-.
munity they helped build all their
lives if they need supportive
The proposed facility for resi-
dents living from Marathon
through Key West would include
as many as 140 units some of
which would be rented at market
values while others would be
subsidized for low-income resi-
dents. The facility would operate
not for profit through the coali-
Unit sizes would vary from

400-square-foot studio apart-
ments to two-bed, two-bath
apartments measuring 1,200
square feet. Monthly rents on
unsubsidized units would range
from $2,300 to $4,900. Residents
in subsidized units would pay
anywhere from $1,000 to $1,700
per month.
A life-lease option would also
be available. It would not entitle
the resident to ownership of the
apartment but allow him or her to
pay a flat fee to live in the com-
plex as long as they wish.
Life-lease prices would range
from just under $200,000 to $1.5
million. Residents or their estates
would be refunded a percentage
- up to as much as 80 percent of
the life-lease apartment cost if
they decide to move, or if they
die while living at the facility. -
Board member John Dolan-
Heitlinger made clear the vision
of the coalition is not to create a
convalescence center or nursing
"This is an independent living
and assisted-care facility," he
said. "These are really just apart-
ments for both elderly people
who can live independently, and
those who need some assistance
with their day to day activities."
The coalition proposes the
facility be built on 5.3 acres of
land in Truman Annex between
Southard and Angela streets. The
majority of the land is to be
donated by the city, while 1.6

acres is to be donated by Keys
Energy Services.
The project has many finan-
cial and political hurdles to cross
before it is seen through to
fruition. The $50 million in con-
struction costs must be raised,
which coalition members said
they plan to do through conven-
tional lending institutions.
Key West residents will have
to approve the land transfer from
the city to the coalition through a
referendum, which the coalition
hopes to have on the ballot this
fall. Additionally, the Utility
Board of Key West, which over-
sees Keys Energy, will also have
to approve the land transfer for its
section of the proposed site.
The Key West City
Commission, the city Planning
Department and the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs will all need to approve
the project.
If all obstacles are overcome,
Dolan-Heitlinger said residents
could be moving into the facility
as early as late 2009.
Those attending Monday's
presentation voiced more support
for the project than criticism.
However, Bahama Village
Consortium co-Chairman Robert
Kelly said the neighborhood
preservation group has concerns
about the land proposed to be
built on, what purpose it should
serve and the impact such a facil-
ity would have on Bahama


Keys News

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11

Pioneer Cavanah dies at age 84


Longtime Marathon resident
Margaret "Peggy" Cavanah died
at her home April 4 after a 10-
year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was 84.
Mrs. Cavanah was born in
Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 3, 1922,
and came to Marathon in 1950
with her husband, Henry "Pete"
Cavanah, now 85.
They owned a trailer park
until 1962, operated Marathon
Radio Service, which became
Cavanah TV, and were very
active in local churches.
It was this involvement with
churches and community groups,
particularly with Marathon youth,
that friends and family said they
will remember as Mrs. Cavanah's
lasting legacy.


While scientists have identi-
fied a strain of botulism hitting
brown pelicans in the Keys, sev-
eral great white herons are show-
ing up in bird rescue facilities
with similar symptoms.
Since November, Exotic and
Wild Bird Rescue on Big Pine
Key has seen 25 paralyzed peli-
cans and four great white herons.
Maya Totman, who runs the
facility, says three of those peli-
cans and one heron have died.
She says fast action is vital to
save the birds, and recommends
anyone seeing a bird that seems
unable to lift its head, blink its
eyes or move to immediately
report it or take it to the nearest
rescue center.
"The anti-toxin works mira-
cles," she said.
Kelly Grinter, who heads both
Wildlife Rescue in Key West and
the Marathon Bird Center, says
the strain of botulism identified
in the birds is unusual. Stranger
still, she says, is the fact that the
outbreak seems so small.
"The biggest mystery is how it
happens," Grinter said.
"Botulism is a spore that is pres-
ent in the environment all the
time. It starts low in the food
chain and if there's an outbreak,

"The Cavanahs were like spir-
itual parents, guides and coun-
selors not only for me, but for a
host of people in Marathon," said
54-year-old Roy Lowe, who grew
up in Marathon and is now a
Methodist pastor in. Bartow, just
south of Winter Haven.
"She was always smiling,
always loving, always welcom-
ing and supportive," Lowe con-
tinued. "She just' had arms wide
open and embraced several gen-
erations of kids."
Cavanah was active in the
United Methodist Community
Church for 42 years and then with
Island Community Church for the
past several years. She served for
24 years as a Girl Scout and Boy
Scout leader and volunteered as a
tutor at what was then the Sue M.

you usually see thousands of
birds die in one area before it
plays itself out."
Though Totman suspects a
recent red tide for the spread of
the sickness, Grinter says it's not.
"Red-tide symptoms are dif-
ferent," Grinter said. "Those
birds have seizures. This is clas-
sic botulism symptoms: step-by-
step paralysis."
On Tuesday, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife- Conservation
Commission identified botulism
in three brown pelicans from
Pinellas County.
"White pelicans from a Polk
County mortality event in
January were also previously
found to be positive for Type C
botulism," FWC veterinarian
Danielle Stanek wrote in an e-
mail to Totman.
"The reason we've had such a
hard time getting a positive ID on
it is that the botulism spores leave
the bloodstream quickly, "
Grinter told the Keynoter.
Totman encourages boaters
that find birds that appear para-
lyzed to call a local bird rescue
facility or bring them in.
"But they must keep their eyes
away from the beaks," she
warned. "Even if you think the
bird is down, please be careful."

Moore School and Stanley
Switlik Elementary School.
She was a founding member
of the Fishermen's Hospital
Auxiliary and a member of
Gideons International Auxiliary.
Friends said she and her hus-
band kept active in the communi-
ty, especially with school pro-
grams, even if her grandsons,
David and Steven Cavanah,
weren't involved.
"Any function we ever had,
the Cavanahs were always there
supporting the kids," said Jackie
Eigner, a 20-year resident and
parent active in the schools.
"Any baseball game, any
awards assembly, field trips -
they were there," Eigner added.
"They just didn't support their
grandchildren, they supported
everybody's children."
Local accountant Dennis
Bishop remembered Mrs.
Cavanah, as did many, as a "love-
ly, lovely lady" who would go out
of her way to make simple ges-
tures of generosity.
"Every year I'd do her taxes,
and she'd bring in a big old fresh
plate of homemade cookies,"
Bishop said. "I always looked

forward to seeing her. We miss
her coming in here."
After retirement, Mrs.
Cavanah enjoyed traveling by
motor home and simply being a
grandmother. She found time to
knit and crochet Afghans and
sweaters and sent 82 of them to
guideposts to distribute where
Most of her best deeds were
done behind the scenes, many
said, where she was also being a
proud Scot.
"If you went into the house,

she was always drying off paper
towels," son Scott said. "Scottish
people are tight with their money.
You don't see a whole lot of that
down here -I we don't know
who we are anymore."
A celebration of life will be
held at 2 p.m. April 21 at Island
Community Church, 125th Street
in Marathon.
Memorial donations can be
made to Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion/Hospice of the Florida Keys
at 92001 Overseas Highway,
Tavemier, FL 33070.


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Ch'g, T;,mes crossword puzzle
"Old-time Dessert" By Michael Williams Edited by Robert Williams Solution in April 14L 'Attitudes,

1 Donaldson and
5 Patch up
11 Uneven hairstyle
15 Desiccated
19 Builder's map of
20 Yellowish red dye
21 Gardener, at times
22 Surfeit
23 Start of Carl Sagan
25 Strong impulse
26 Hand-cream ingre-
27 Fairy-tale beast
28 Govt. financial grp.
29 "The Avengers" star
31 Elevator in Harrods
32 European finch
33 Thoughtful letters
34 Part 2 of quote
36 Smidge
38 Shave off
40 Goddess of
41 Radicals of the '60s
44 Hero, for short
46 Entertainer John
and others.
49 Unvoiced
50 Egyptian Christian
52 Neptune's realm
54 One-of the Finger
56 Sibilant letters
57 Asian nanny
58 Table staple
60 Open storage con-
62 Got there

64 In the middle of
68 Votes for
74 Part 3 of quote
78 Parts of feet
79 Borg or Sorenstam,
e:g; .
80 Flakey
81 Give guff to
84 Nail used in uphol-
86 Kite end
87 Coll. instructors
92 Porters
96 Sock's extremity
97 Koko's dagger
98 Fail to follow suit
100 Breaks off
102 Attempt -
104 Draft letters
105 Effective
107 More aloof
109 Cul-de-_
111 Part 4 of quote
114 Adjust for proper
116 Mulgrew and
120 Quechuan speaker
121 Railway baggage
122 Sch. in Fort Worth
123 Praying figure
124 Plumbing problem
125 Norse giant
126 End of quote
129 Gaelic tongue
130 Warsaw native
131 Get-go
132 "This Is Life"
133 Fast fliers' letters
134 Very French?
135 Mignonette
136 British submachine

1 Roasting rods
2 Actress Woodard
3 City official ;
4 Unemotional
5 Green
6 Make into law
7 Juries
8 Business case
,9 Addams Family rel-
10 Dorm partner
11 Shell, as clams
12 Singer Lena
13 Greek sea
14 Graham and Lorne
15 Surgeons' knives
16 Plane curves
17 Top part of a build-
ing's silhouette
18 Optometrist's
24 Bones In forearms
30 Tori Spelling's dad
35 Henri's girlfriend
37 Commuters' kiosks
39 Urban RRs
41 Shrimp dish
42 Bailiwick
43 One suit
45 Actress Arthur
47- Whippoorwill bill
48 _-fl
51 Sneaky snatch
53 Lamenter's cry
55 Noun-forming suffix
59 Alternative to HBO
61 Big upsets
63 Anger
65 Surgery rms.
66 Slangy negative

67 Verizon, formerly
69 Possessive pronoun
70 Skips
71 Dey and Sontag
72 Catches sight of.
73 Fashion modes
75 Coll. entrance
76 Summer hrs. In
77 Miami team
82 Distress signal
83 Sault Marie
85 Portable bed
87 Side views
88 Those that fret and
89 Cloudy
90 Renounces
91 Card game for
93 Madonna title role
94 Sense organ
95. Hindu title
99 Put into code
101 Six-line stanzas
103 Smirnoff of "What a
106 Vibration
108 Disqualify because
of prejudice
110 -Drew and Mariah
112 Roman games offi-
113 Estate measure-
115 Brought into pitch
117 Fortune cards
118 Follow
119 Back of a boat
127 Shade of color
128 Eng. instruction let-

Marston's now
the lead man
for emergencies

Key West Fire Marshal Craig
Marston has been named the
city's new division chief of
emergency management and
training, in charge of preparing
the city for any emergencies,
well as training aspiring fire-
fighters, a job in which he
already has experience.
"It's in the works," Marston
said. "I don't know if it's official
It was as of last. Monday,
according to a memo written by
Assistant City Manager John
City Manager Juilio Avael has
acted as the Emergency
Operations Center director and
dealt with issues regarding the
National Incident Management
System, a nationwide program
mandated through the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency. Now, according to city
officials, those responsibilities
are Marston's.
Marston said his new job
requires him to make sure the
city's emergency management
plan is up to date and acceptable
by the state. This includes ensur-
ing everyone within the city is
properly trained and informed of
any potentially dangerous

The decision to hire Marston
came after the City Commission
tabled a resolution at its April 3
meeting that would've approved
a contract to hire Early Alert Inc.
for emergency management
support services.
"When the City Commission
tabled it, that put is in a bind,"
Jones said. "We had to do this
immediately and Craig definite-
ly was the right move to make."
Retired Key West Fire Cltef
Billy Wardlow was expected to
take the position but declined.
Officials are just as pleased to
have Marston step in.
"They couldn't pick a better
person," said City
Commissioner Harry Bethel,
who voiced concern at last
week's City Commission meet-
ing over tabling the resolution
that would have hired Early
Alert for the job.
"We had no intention of hir-
ing a company," Commissioner
Dan Kolhage said in an inter-
Bethel was concerned with
the upcoming hurricane season,
beginning June 1.
"The fact is, we're about
seven weeks away from hurri-
cane season," Bethel said.
Jones said Early Alert will
still be used on an as-needed
"We'll need some help get-
ting all of the plans in line,"
Jones said.


Fire marshal

gets new job

Keys Business

Wednesday, April 11,2007


AT&T launches
grant program

The AT&T Foundation.
the philanthropic arm of
AT&T Inc.. has launched its
2007 AT&T Excelerator
competitive technology
grant program.
In its stith year. AT&T
Excelerator will pro\ ide $9
million to regional and local
nonprofit organizations in
Florida and 21 other states
for projects that use technol-
og) to build stronger com-
The 2007 AT&T
Excelerator grant program
will award indi% idual grants
ranging from $2,500 to
$25,000. Collaborations by
two or more organizations
will be considered for grants
up to $50.000 for one year.
To qualify, an organiza-
tion must emphasize educa-
tion. community develop-
ment, health and human
ser ices. or arts and culture.
Money may be used for data
communications ser ices,
hard are, software, technol-
ogy training, personnel and
application development.
Interested organizations
can apply at
Proposals must be received
no later than May 4.

Key Largo chamber
meeting today

The Key Largo Chamber
of Commerce's general
membership meeting is
toda. and includes a presen-
tation on identity theft at the
Pilot House Restaurant and
Marina. 13 Seagate Blsd. in
Ke\ Largo.
Nola Ann Acker of First
State Bank has organized a
panel scheduled to include
representatives from Marine
Bank and TIB to talk about
Serious aspects of identity)
theft and pre\ mention.
The luncheon begins at
11:30 a.m.: the meeting
starts at noon.
Coti is $25 at the door.
Call 451-4747 for more.


.... .. .. .

The former location of Big Daddy Conch's is being renovated to include lots of art,
entertainment and fresh food. The new restaurant is expected to open June 1.

Guy Harvey grill to open

511 Greene St.
'perfect location'
for Island Grill

His artwork can be seen
around Key West everyday, on
sportswear and t-shirts as well as
the "Save Our Seas" and
"Aquaculture" Florida license
plates. Many local fishing enthu-
siasts religiously watch his Sun

Sports TV show, "Portraits From
The Deep."
Now, world-renowned marine
life artist, biologist and conserva-
tionist Guy Harvey will have an
even greater presence in the
Southernmost City. Harvey has
purchased vacant commercial
space on Greene Street, and plans
to open one of his themed restau-
rants and retail stores there this
Harvey currently owns restau-
rants in both Marco Island and

the Cayman Islands. His friend
and business partner Peter
McFarland said the Key West
location will be reminiscent of
the two existing Guy Harvey-
themed restaurants.
"We'll have a large saltwater
fish tank. Lots of fish mounts on
the walls. Lots of Guy's artwork
displayed at the tables and
throughout the restaurant all
of which is for sale," McFarland
said. "We want to offer fine din-
ing in a casual setting, with an

See GUY / 14

Sink to speak at Leadership event

15th class
at Hawk's Cay
Leadership Monroe County
will see its 15th class graduate
April 21 at Hawk's Cay Resort on
Duck Key. The highest-ranking
woman in Florida state govern-
ment, Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink, is the keynote speaker.
Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and the
graduation dinner is at 7. Tickets

are $75. Call 849-9424 for more
Sink was elected CFO in
November and 'will offer her
insights about the state's financial
condition and the current legisla-
tive session, as well as what made
her choose public service at this
point in her career.
For seven years, she was pres-
ident of Bank of America, which
has more than $40 billion in cus-
tomer deposits and more than

9,000 employees in 800 branches.
Leadership Monroe is aimed at
residents active in leadership
roles in the private sector, govern-
ment or community organiza-
tions. Through a series of one-
and two-day sessions, participants
examine fundamental segments
of our community and gather
information to help them make
quality decisions.
The program is operated by an
alumni board of directors under
the umbrella of the Community
Foundation of the Florida Keys.

The Saltwater Angler's
(from left) Chris Aubut,
Ryan Erickson and Ken
Ivey stand before a
display of rods.
The Saltwater


243 Front St.
Key West

For 12 years. The
Saltwater Angler has pro-
\ ided fishing enthusiasts in
Key West with the right
equipment to hook the big
one, along \ tth quality
clothing and footwear to
look good doing it.
S"We're a fishing store at
heart but a clothing store
because it pass the bills,"
said oviner Ken IWvey.
I ev said Patagoma is the
most popular brand among
Ivey said eager fishermen
can even book tiNhing trips
on technical polling skiffs:
the\ book about 850 to 900
charter trips a year.
The \ibran art pieces b\
Vaughn Cochran line the
walls next to books on
everything from ho\k to
catch .\our prize fish to ho\w
to prepare it tol a meal.
Despite all of the various
items the shop offers, Ivey
still describes it as a highlyi
technical tl\ shop" com-
plete % ith all of the state-of-
the-an flies, lures, rods and
The Salt% water Angler is
at the Westin Key West
Reson and Marina.
Call 296-0700.


14 Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Keys Business

Luxury liners getting bigger

Massive ship
being built
in Finland
Associated Press

Royal Caribbean Cruises
said it ordered a second
220,000-gross ton ship at the
cost of about $1.4 billion,
which would give the company
the world's two largest cruise
ships by 2010.

The ship, part of the Royal
Caribbean International brand's
Project Genesis, will hold 5,400
passengers, the Miami-based
company said. The ship will be
built at Aker Yards in Finland
and will become the 24th vessel
in the Royal Caribbean
International fleet when deliv-
ered by the projected date of
August 2010.
Royal Caribbean announced
last year it was building its first

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Project Genesis ship, with
delivery projected in fall 2009.
That ship will become the.
largest in the world when com-
pleted bigger than Royal
Caribbean's 160,000-gross ton
Freedom class vessels, the
Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of
the Seas and Independence of
the Seas.
A gross ton is a standard
measurement of carrying capac-
ity that is equivalent to about
100 cubic feet.
The Freedom of the Seas

already is sailing a Caribbean
itinerary. The Liberty of the
Seas is set for delivery in May,
while the Independence of the
Seas is set for delivery in May
The cruise industry has 34
ships on .order for delivery by
the end of 2011, adding more
than 80,000 berths at the cost of
more than $15 billion.
Key West is a port of call for
many of Royal Caribbean's
cruise liners, which dock at
Mallory Square.

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GUY / From 13

emphasis obviously on fresh
seafood and fish."
Guy Harvey's Island Grill
will house two bars, one of
which will be built from the stem
of a boat and accented with spe-
cialty tiles to make it appear as if
it's canvassing over Caribbean
Inside the gallery and retail
shop next to the restaurant, all
things Guy Harvey will be avail-
able for purchase, including orig-
inal artwork, prints, clothing,
coffee mugs and books.
Harvey plans to expand his
restaurant and retail franchise to
many other American cities in
the coming years, said
McFarland, but Key West was at
the top of the artist's list of places
to initially expand into.
"Key West is an ideal market
for us because most everybody
there knows and loves Guy
Harvey," McFarland said. "They
want to meet and spend time
with him, and they'll be able to."
Harvey makes regular appear-
ances at both his existing busi-
nesses, and McFarland estimated
he will be in Key West at least
once every couple months once
the restaurant opens.
Renovations are under way at
511 Greene St., the former loca-
tion of Big Daddy Conch's,
where Guy Harvey's Island Grill
is expected to open June 1.
"It's really the perfect loca-
tion," McFarland said. "Greene
Street is the happening street
between the harbor and Duval,
and we'll be right around the cor-
ner from Sloppy Joe's one of
the most well-known restaurants
in the world."


Massage therapists
invited to race

The Keys chapter of the
Florida State Massage Therapy
Association organizes post-
event sports massage for the
annual Seven Mile Bridge Run
for many years, and all Florida
licensed massage therapists are
encouraged to join in on race
day, April 21. Call Arlene
Haessler at 292-2331.


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Filing deadline extended

The IRS also
warns of scams
with e-mails
Taxpayers across the nation
have until April 17 not April
15 to file their 2006 returns
and pay any taxes due, the
Internal Revenue Service says.
Taxpayers have extra time
to file and pay because April
15 falls on a Sunday in 2007,
and the following day, April
16, is Emancipation Day, a
legal holiday in the District of
As the deadline looms, the
IRS is alerting taxpayers about
Internet scams in which fraud-
ulent e-mails are sent that
appear to be from the IRS.
The e-mails direct the con-
sumer to a Web link that
requests personal and financial
information, such as Social
Security, bank account or cred-
it card number, according to
the IRS. The practice of trick-
ing victims into revealing pri-
vate and financial information
over the Internet is known as
"phishing" for information.
The IRS does not send out

unsolicited e-mails or ask for
detailed personal and financial
information, the press release
stated. Also, the IRS never asks
people for the personal identi-
fication numbers, passwords or
similar secret access informa-
tion for their credit card, bank
or other financial accounts,
according to the press release.
The information gleaned by
the scammers is used to steal
people's identities and then
their financial assets, the IRS
said. In general, these scam-
mers use someone's personal
data to steal his or her financial
accounts, run up charges on the
victim's existing credit cards,
apply for new loans, credit
cards, services or benefits in
the victim's name, and even
file fraudulent tax returns to
obtain refunds rightfully
belonging to the victim,
according to the IRS release.
The IRS established an e-
mail address where people can
send e-mails they think are
fraudulent using the IRS name,
logo or Web site. The IRS has
received more than 17,700 e-
mails reporting more than 240

separate phishing incidents. To
date, investigations by the
Treasury inspector general for
tax administration have identi-
fied host sites in at least 27 dif-
ferent countries, including the
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fitness seminar to members of Naval Air Station Key West and the Fleet & Family Support
Center at Trumbo Palms. Pictured here (from left) are NAS Commanding Officer Capt. J.R.
Brown, Dolan-Heitlinger and Air Traffic Controller Chief Petty Officer Chris Jones. For more
about'Military Saves,' visit www.Keysfcu.org.

Florida to offer job training

Tennessee firm
to offer classes
throughout state
Associated Press

A Tennessee company has
received a $13.25 million con-
tract to operate a new job
skills training and credential-
ing program for Florida, state
education officials said
The Ready to Work pro-
gram will give participants a
chance to earn a credential

that shows employers they
have the skills necessary for
various jobs. That includes
jobs in sales, service, manu-
facturing, restaurant and auto-
motive industries.
The Department of
Education awarded the con-
tract to Worldwide Interactive
Network of Kingston, Tenn., a
knowledge management and
training company, to provide
instruction and assessments.
There is no fee for partici-
pants. They first will get an
assessment to determine what

skills they already have for a
particular kind of job. Those
needing additional preparation
would be enrolled in self-
paced training programs.
Three levels of credentials
will be awarded bronze, sil-
ver and gold depending on
how well a participant did on a
series of three tests.
The program is being
offered through public
schools, community colleges,
technical centers, career cen-
ters, vocational rehabilitation
centers, the Department of
Juvenile Justice and regional
education organizations.

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to be honored
In honor of Keys Federal
Credit Union President and
Chief Executive Officer John
Dolan-Heitlinger's 15th anniver-
sary, the credit union has
planned a special event for
Saturday, when Dolan-

Heitlinger, credit union board
members and staff will be lend-
ing a hand to Habitat for
Humanity, which is repairing a
home for a family in need ot
affordable.housing in Key West.
In 2005, Dolan-Heitlinger
was appointed to the Monroe
County Housing Authority and
the Monroe County Land
Authority Advisory Committee.

He also serves on the Monroe
County Workforce Advisory
Committee and the Key West
Chamber of Commerce
Workforce Housing Committee.
After helping Habitat
Saturday, an appreciation cele-
bration will be held aboard the
USS Mohawk Coast Guard
Cutter Maritime Museum at
Truman Annex in Key West.,

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Wednesday, April 11,2007

Keys briefs

Car show Sunday
in the Lower Keys

The Florida Ke s
Southernmost Car Club holds
its ne\t monthly Show and
Shine show April 15 from
noon to 4 p.m. at
Knuckleheads Bar & Grill.
mile marker 15. It's open to
lovers of classic. custom and
street-rod automobiles of all
years and makes, plus
chrome-loaded motorcycles.
The club seeks new mem-
bers for a full schedule of
events. For more information
contact Dick Moody at 942-
1758 or Curry Blackwell at

Mac applications
unveiled Thursday

The Upper Keys Mac
User Group \ ill ha e various
members denionstrate some
of the more fun applications
of the new Macs. including
iChat Internet Video
Conferencing. Photobooth.
Comic Life and ITunes for
movies. podcasts and music.
The free session is at 7
p.m. Thursday at the Key
Largo library, Trade Winds
Plaza in Ke\ Largo.
Refresluients ill be ser ed.

Refuge manager
speaks Thursday

National Key Deer Refuge
Manager Anne Morkill
speaks at the season's final
meeting of the Key Deer
Protection Alliance on
"Current Refuge Issues." at
7:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Lower Key, Home Owners
Association Building on
Bogie Road tturn right off
Watson just past the No
Name Pub).
Morkill. the new refuge
Manager. has been ha\ ing a
crash course in Keys issues
and politics, whether it's
rounding up feralcats in the
refuge or the cutting of trees
to stem % wildfire threats. Her
talk will summarize what's
going on at the refuge.

gather to
kick off the
in March.

Photo by

History unearthed in Key West

Memorial going
up for slaves
buried in city

It's a small patch of white
sandy beach along, the southern
end of Key West.
The backdrop of glittering sea
and the weathered bricks of the
Civil War-era East Martello
Tower give no inkling that a few
feet below the surface, the bodies
of at least nine Africans bear tes-
tament to Key West's fight
against slavery.
All that is changing now,
though, as Monroe County teams
up with archeologists and histori-
ans to create a memorial for the
people who regained their free-
dom during .a brief stay in the
Keys. The project began last
For three months in 1860,
nearly 1,500 Africans were tem-
porarily housed in Key West after
the U.S. Navy captured three
slave ships bound for Cuba.
"Of these people, many were
sick and wakened by the harsh,
crowded shipboard conditions

they had endured during their
voyage from the coast of Western
Africa," archaeologist Corey
Malcolm writes.
Malcolm, who heads the
archaeology department of the
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage
Society, did the initial survey that
clearly outlined the nine close
He says that .according to
records, there are a total of 295
people who died within that
three-month period and were
buried in Key West.
The burial ground is one of
many scattered across the island,
according to Malcolm. Many
remains were uncovered when
the fort adjoining Higgs Beach
was built in 1862. StilLmore may
have been unearthed in the 1940s
when Key West water and sewer
lines were installed in the region.
Malcolm and Lawrence
Conyers of the University of
Denver conducted ground-pene-
trating radar sweeps that mapped
the entire area and disclosed the
nine remaining graves. The tests
also showed that no burials had
occurred across the street in the
area that is now a dog park.
Malcolm speculates that ero-



Keynoter photo by ALYSON CREAN
Monroe County Public Works crews even the sandy surface of
the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach in preparation for the

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sion, too, may have disturbed a
number of the graves during the
past century, as did construction
of a military railway to service
the two Martello towers.
The radar sweeps were con-
ducted in 2002, but two severe
storm seasons delayed the kickoff
for the memorial until this year,
according to John King, Monroe
County's director of Lower Keys
S"The Tourist Development
Council appropriated $25,000,"
King said. "The memorial will be
a floating slab so that the remains
are not disturbed."
"This is one of the great heart-
breaking stories in this hemi-
sphere," Malcolm said at the
kickoff ceremony for the memo-
rial. "These people have been
through so much, we should let
them rest in peace."

Among the historic docu-
ments Malcolm pored over is a
1912 description of one of the
"The first burial was of a child
six weeks old," Jefferson Browne
wrote in a history of Key West,
"whose young mother was in her
teens... Weird chants were sung,
mingled with loud wails of grief
and mournful moans from a hun-
dred throats, until the coffin was
lowered into the grave...."
The survivors who were
nursed back to health in a hospi-
tal built entirely for the rescued
slaves were shipped to the
African nation of Liberia.
"This will become an interna-
tional African heritage site," said
Norma Jean Sawyer-Atanda,
founder of the Bahama Conch
Community Land Trust and one
of Key West's experts on the
city's black heritage.
The monument is planned for
completion in December.

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Keys Livina


CHEERS FOR THE CHEERLEADERS: The Sugarloaf Middle School Competition Cheerleaders
won a national title in Junior High No Mounting at the U.S. Spirit Open Nationals Competition
at Universal Studios Orlando. The March 24 and 25 competition marked the third national
title the Sharks have won. Team members include Marliese DeMauro, Jasmine Torna, Alison
McLellan, Emily Kidd, Amber Dameron, Taylor Allen, Destiney Gonslaves and Alexis Wade
(not pictured).

Education TV

Habitat fundraiser
garners $150,000

Habitat for Humanity of the
Upper Ke s's March 11 cock-
tail benefit and silent auction
raised $15,000 toward con-
struction of two new homes.
chapter officials said.
About 200 people attended
the e'ent at the home of David
Ritz. The speaker %was South
Florida author James W. Hall.
who %\TOte his first novel in a
nearby, Key Largo home.
Local business KLI was
named humanitarian of the
year and Carol Castellow was

recognized as outstanding vol-
unteer of the Near.
The next fundraiser is the
Liar% and Cheaters Golf
Tournament April 12.

'Keynoter' interested
in your lifestyle news

Send information for the
Living section to the Keyiiiner,
3015 Oerseas Highway.
Marathon. FL 33050. If oou
prefer. -end an e-mail to
k e yno er@ ke y not
Photos are welcome but
please don't send originals.

The Monroe County School
District broadcasts educational
television on Comcast Channel
78. Following are this week's

Today, Thursday
7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Mysterious
Red Light.
8: Royal Shakespeare
9: School District an-
+ 10: ShamuTV: The Story of
+ 10:30: Legal Fairytales:
Village of Sheepfold vs. Joey

11: America On the Move:
Migrations, Immigrations and'
How We Got Here.
11:30: America Orf the
Move: Creating Stories. "
Noon: The World of
+ 1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Janet Wong.
1:30: Meet the Author:
Jennifer Holm.
2: NASA Science Files: The
Case of the Mysterious Red
3: Royal Shakespeare
Company: The Taming of the
4: Learning Math/Teaching
5: School District an-
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Primary Sources:
Adventure of the Mind.
7: The Electric Guitar: Its
Makers and Its Players.
7:30: Legal Fairytales:
Village of Sheepfold vs. Joey
8: Royal Shakespeare
9: A World of Chemistry.
10: Learning Math/Teachirig
11: Science and Music with
the National Symphony Orchestra.

7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Powerful
8: Science and Music with
the National Symphony
9: School District
10: ShamuTV: The Story of
10:30: Lewis Latimer:
Renaissance Man.
11: The Real George
Noon: The World of
1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Jennifer Holm.
1:30: Meet the Author:
Tamora Pierce.
2: NASA Science Files: The
Case of the Powerful Pulleys.
3: Royal Shakespeare
4: Learning Math/Teaching
5: School District
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: How Florida Got
Cool: The Invention of
7: Rebroadcast of April 10
Monroe County School Board

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Seniors' insurance

help is available

Seniors having problems with
their Part D Medicare prescription
drug program or supplemental
insurance plan can get help
through SHINE (Serving the
Health Insurance Needs of the
Elderly), a free service provided
by local volunteers.
SHINE .is working with the
Monroe County Cooperative
Extension Service, which recently
obtained a grant to help provide
information to seniors.
Pam Martin of SHINE and
Marvin Glade with the Extension
Service are offering appointments
up and down the Keys.
On April 17, Martin and Glade
will be at the Big Pine Key Senior

Center from noon to 2 p.m. In the
Upper Keys, appointments are
available at the Plantation Key
Senior Center April 24 from 2 to 4
On April 25, you can get help
at the Key West Senior Center
from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Call Martin at 853-0907 or
Glade at 304-6438 for more infor-

Spring Fling

arrives Saturday

The eighth annual Spring Fling
at the Montessori Charter School
at Treasure Village in Islamorada
is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The carnival has face-painting,
arts and crafts, a car wash and
bake sale. Kids can make tie-dye

shirts and hats, and enjoy water-
balloon games and other activi-
ties. A manicure and pedicure sta-
tion also is planned.
Admission is free, and tickets
for special activities are available
for 50 cents a ticket.
Parents participate by running
a yard sale, offering buffet lunch-
es and by giving karate or other
special demonstrations. Accord-
ing to Principal Kelly Astin, the
event serves as an open house for
community members.
Spring Fling kicks off
Montessori's open enrollment,
April 16 to 20. If parents can't
make it to the festival, Parent
Education Night is April 18 at 7
For more information about
Spring Fling or the school, call

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Provide for Increase in
Councilmember Terms from
Two Years to Four Years with
staqcered terms
It is proposed that the Charter be
amended to provide for
Councilmembers to be elected to a
four year term of office, including a'
'transition by which the three
candidates receiving the highest
number of votes in the March 2008
election receive a four year term
and the remaining elected
candidates receive a two year
term, notwithstanding the term
limits specified in the Charter.
Shall the above described Charter
amendment be adopted?
Disponer el incremento de
los plazos de los Conceiales
de dos aios a cuatro aeros
con plazos alternos
Ha sido propuesto que se
enmiende la Carta Constitucional
para que disponga que los
Concejales se elijan a un plazo en
el cargo de cuatro anos, incluida la
transici6n, en que los tres
candidates que reciban el mayor
numero de votos en la elecci6n de
marzo del 2008 reciban un plazo
de cuatro afios y los candidates
electos restantes reciban un plazo
de dos anos, no obstante los
limits de los plazos especificados
en la Carta Constitucional.
dDeberb aprobarse la enmienda
descrita arriba a la Carta

Village Council Compensation

The Charter provides that the Village
Council may by a four-fifths vote
increase compensation for
Councilmembers. It is proposed that
the Charter be amended to require
that any ordinance increasing
compensation for Councilmembers
also be approved by a majority of the
Village electors at the next regular
Village election following the date of
the adoption of the Ordinance.
Shall the above described Charter
amendment be adopted?

Remuneraci6n del Conceio
La Carta Constitucional dispone que
el Concejo Municipal, mediante
votacion favorable de las cuatro
quintas parties de sus miembros,
puede aumentar la remuneraci6n de
los concejales. Ha sido propuesto que
se enmiende la Carta Constitucional
para que disponga que today
ordenanza que aumente la .
remuneraci6n de los concejales
tambidn sea aprobada por la mayoria
de los electores del municipio en la
siguiente elecci6n ordinaria del
municipio a continuaci6n de la fecha
de la aprobaci6n de la ordenanza.
6Debera aprobarse la enmienda
descrita a la'Carta Constitucional?

Composition of Village
Canvassing Board
The Charter provides that the
canvassing board be composed of the
Village Clerk and those
Councilmembers who are not
candidates for reelection. It is
proposed that the Charter be
amended to provide that the
canvassing board shall be no less
than three members, including the
Clerk, and if there are not at least two
eligible Councilmembers, additional
canvassing board members shall be
appointed by the Council.
Shall the above described Charter
amendment be adopted?

Composici6n de la iunta de
escrutinio del municipio.
La Carta Constitucional dispone que
la junta de escrutinio est6 compuesta
por el Secretarie Municipal y aquellos
concejales que no sean candidates a
la reelecci6n. Ha sido propuesto que
se enmiende la Carta Constitucional
para que disponga que la junta de
escrutinio no tendr6 menos de tres
miembros, incluido el Secretario, y
que si no hay al menos dos
concejales elegibles, que el Concejo
designar6 a miembros adicionales a la
junta de escrutinio.
6Debera aprobarse la enmienda
descrita ala Carta Constitucional?

1 Establishment of Thirty-Five Foot Height
_ Restriction For Structures in the Villagqe

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Shall the Village Charter be amended to provide that the
maximum height of a structure as defined in the code be
limited to 35 feet, excluding chimneys, spires and
steeples on structures utilized for institutional and public
uses only, radio or television antennas, flagpoles, solar
apparatus and utility poles, excluding replacement of a
structure to existing height if destroyed by natural
disaster and providing for variance procedure.
Shall the above described Charter amendment be

Establecimiento de una altura maxima de 35
pies para las edificaciones del municipio
6Deber6 enmendarse la Carta Constitucional del
Municipio para que disponga que la altura mAxima de
today edificacl6n, conforme a lo definido en el c6digo,
est6 limitada a 35 pies, excluidas las chimeneas, las
torrecillas y los campanarios de los inmuebles utilizados
solamente para fines institucionales o piblicos, las
antennas de radio o television, las astas de banderas, los
aparatos solares y los postes de servicios municipales, y
excluido el reemplazo de une edificaci6n a la altura
existence si fuera destruida por un desastre natural, y
para que disponga el procedimiento de las variaciones?
LDebers aprobarse la enmienda descrita a la Carta

Filling Vacancies of Office

Shall the Charter be amended to provide that if a
vacancy occurs in the office of any Councilmember
with less than 50% of the term remaining,
Councilmembers shall appoint a person to fill the
vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term; if
50% or more of the term remains, Councilmembers
shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy until the next
regularly scheduled Village election.
Shall the above described Charter amendment be

La ocupaci6n de los cargos vacantes

&DeberA enmendarse la Carta Constitucional para
que disponga que si quedara vacant el cargo de un
concejal con menos del 50% del cargo restante, los
concejales designarfn a una persona para que
ocupe la vacant por el resto del plazo no caducado;
si quedara el 50% o mas del plazo, los concejales
designaran a una persona para que ocupe la vacant
hasta la siguiente elecci6n municipal prevista

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GREENING THE KEYS: Sugarloaf School on March 11 and 12
launched Project Green, an environmental pilot program
for planting indigenous trees at public schools. In the first
leg, 83 trees were planted. The next Project Green projects
are planned for Sigsbee Elementary School in Key West and
the Big Pine Neighborhood Charter School. For more
information, call Tina Belotti at 743-6215.

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Keys mark Earth Day Saturday

Bahia Honda,
Cheeca Lodge
host events
The 38th annual Earth Day is
April 22, marking conservation
and environmental protection,
and environmental stewardship
and awareness. In the Keys, two
big events celebrate the day early,
this Saturday.

Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda State Park is
having its 12th annual Earth Day
celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Live music will be provided by
Mark Wesley and the Key West
High School Jazz Band and Steel
Drum Band.
Hot dogs, sloppy Joes and all
the fixings will be prepared by
the Big Pine Moose Lodge for a

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Topic: Robert Frost
Poetry Festival

Host: Jessica Machetta,
Keynoter Deputy Editor

Guests: Roberta DePiero,
chairwoman of Robert Frost Poetry Festival
& Rosalind Brakenbury,
author & festival workshop instructor

Save-A-Turtle will co-host the
event and have several activities
and display booths. It will also
sell raffle tickets to raise money
for sea-turtle research and the
grand prize is two tickets aboard
the Yankee Freedom to Fort
Jefferson National Park; other
prizes will be awarded, too.
SA free children's prize draw-
ing, face painting, sand sculpture
contest and puppet show are also
planned. There will also. be envi-
ronmental exhibits, craft booths,
marine-life touch tanks and free
vessel safety checks by the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The Community Blood
Centers of South Florida's blood-
mobile will be at the park from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. to take donations.
Admission to the park is free
and there will be a free shuttle
provided by the Pigeon Key
Foundation from the park's
Sandspur Beach from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. There will also be 600 free
T-shirts (while supplies last) to
create your own fish print design.

Sculpting an annual message
on the sands at Cheeca Lodge and
Spa is at the center of Earth Day
festivities in Islamorada.

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Themed "Don't Lose Your
Keys," the 14th annual celebra-
tion is to start at 8 a.m. on the
property's Atlantic Ocean beach.
The highlight is the creation of
a gigantic sand sculpture spelling
out the theme on the beach, with
individuals and businesses spon-
soring each letter of the message
and then sculpting their letter
with colored sand.
Cost of sponsorship is $275.
per letter. Up to 10 people can
make up a team that sculpts an
individual letter, and individuals
can pay $25 to help one of the
teams. Team members receive a
limited edition Earth Day T-shirt,
food coupons and bottled water.
Money raised by the sand
sculpture benefits the Florida
Keys Wild Bird Center, which
rescues and rehabilitates injured

wild birds.
There's also a kids' catch-and-
release fishing tournament from
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Kids fish with
hand-wind yo-yo reels to com-
pete for the biggest fish trophies,
and bait is to be provided at no
cost by Key Largo Fisheries. Age
divisions include 6 and under and
7 to 12. Entry fee is $10 per
There's also a family-priced
barbecue accompanied by live
entertainment. Soft and mixed
drinks are to be available for pur-
A grand prize drawing is to be
held with prizes including a
Cheeca vacation package.
Special exhibits are to be set up
by the World Parrot Mission,
Save the Manatee and the Florida
Keys Wild Bird Center.

Keys briefs

Hawkins isnamed
driver of the year

Hawkins of
Marathon has
been named
the Monroe

c School
\ driver of the
to the district, Hawkins has been
a driver and transportation
supervisor in the Middle keys
for more than 30 years. She also
volunteers for many community
activities and "has always set the
example for professionalism and
community service."

honors Hecht

W, fjof Key Largo

" remembers
S j. her Hungarian
-i grandmother,
with whom
_she talked a
HECHT duet of Hun-
garian and
broken English.
'This month, the Key Largo
resident was named volunteer of

the month by Literacy
Volunteers of America-Monroe
County. A six-year Literacy vol-
unteer, she teaches six students
for two hours every week.
Her current adult students
come from Cuba, Mexico, the
Ukraine, Thailand and Argen-

Born discusses
'Paradise' book

George Bor, executive
director of the Historic Florida
Keys Foundation, has a book
signing and discussion of his
"Preserving Paradise: The
Architectural Heritage and
History of the Florida Keys," at
6 p.m. Friday at Voltaire Books,
330 Simonton St., Key West.

Party benefits
Special Olympics

Special Olympics of the
Florida Keys benefits from
Caribbean Night 2007 staged by
the Keys chapter of Hospitality
Sales and Marketing Association
It's set for 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday at the Splash pool at
the Key West Radisson. Cost is
$10 per person, which includes a
buffet, silent auction door prices
and more.
Call Pat Hart for tickets at


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Wednesday, April 11,2007 21

ENGAGED: Autumn I. Price, daughter of Michael and
Reine C. Price, has become engaged to Alan L. Quiles, son
of Irene Quiles and the late Angel Quiles. The bride-to-be
graduated from Marathon High School in 1995 and
Florida International University in 1999 and 2001, and is a
social worker with a practice in Boca Raton. The
groom-to-be graduated from Coral Park Senior High
School in Miami in 1988, the University of Houston in 1992
and Cornell University Law School in 1995. He practices
employment law in Boca Raton. An Oct. 19 wedding is

Keys briefs

Singles are being
auctioned tonight

Some of Marathon's most eli-
gible bachelors and bache-
lorettes will be up for grabs
tonight at the Hurricane Grille in
First State Bank is presenting
the Relay for Life Bachelor-
Bachelorette Auction, a
fundraiser for the American
Cancer Society at 7 p.m. tonight.
All proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society. For
more information, call First
State at 289-4393.
The overnight Middle Keys
Relay for Life is at Stanley

Switlik Elementary School start-
ing with a survivors' party at 6
p.m. Opening ceremonies start at

Lower Keys Relay
starts on Friday
The Lower Keys Relay for
Life fundraiser for the American
Cancer Society gets under way
Friday at George Mira Field
with a survivors' reception at 5
p.m. Opening ceremonies are at
Saturday, the overnight event
continues with music, food and
more. A survivors' victory lap is
at 2 p.m.

Summer VPK sign-ups start

The Early Learning Coalition
of Miami-Dade/Monroe on
Monday opens Keys registration
for Florida's free voluntary
prekindergarten summer pro-
The summer VPK program is
a free full-day, 300-instructional-
hour program that will run June 7
through Aug. 8, from 7:45 a.m. to
2:25 p.m. A child must have been
age 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2006,
to participate.
The summer VPK program is
open to students that have not
previously participated in the pro-
gram and will enter kindergarten
in the 2007-08 school year.
To enroll children, parents
should provide proof of the
child's age (birth certificate, pass-
port, immunization record, etc.),

proof of residency (utility bill,
bank statement, pay stub, etc.,
with physical address listed) and
Social Security number (if avail-
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ay briefs

Redbone fish fry
is on Satirday

Redbone. an Islamorada-
based nonprofit that raises
money to go toward research
into curing cysric fibrosis.
has its 19th annual Fruits of
Our Labors cookout this
Sarurda\ from 6 p.m. to sun-
set at the Lorelei (mile mark-
er 821 in slamorada.
With lye entertainment
and an old-fashioned fish-fry
menu, the cookout will cul-
minate in a raffle drawing
for a 2007 1720 Flyv Fisher
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horse pow er Mercury
Opinma\ and a Continental
trailer \alued at S28,000.
Tickets cost $100 each
and include an entry into the
drawing for the boat and
trailer, entry to the fish fri.
choice of a limited-edition
Redbone print and a sub-
scnption to the Redbone
For more formation,
call the gallery at 664-2002.

Annual Torch Run
is this Friday
Local la% enforcement
will come out in force in
Key West Friday for the
2007 Law Enforcement
Torch Run for Special
The run. which %will carry
the torch from the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office on
Stock Island to the
Southernmost Point and end-
ing at Malory Square, is an
annual event to show\ law
enforcement's support of and
to raise awareness for the
Special Olympics.
An\ one can join the run
along the way. Runners will
stop at Pomciana Elementary
School. Ke\ West High and
Horace O'Br ant Middle
The run starts w ith an
8:30 a.m. opening ceremony
at the Sheriff's Office on
Stock Island.
This year's 35th annual
Special Olympics Florida
State Summer Games are in
Tampa April 27 and 28.

Lady Conchs host Canes today

Key West
coming off 2-2
tourney split
Keynoter Contributor

Coming off an encouraging
performance at the Kissimmee
Klassic, the Key West High
School softball team will play
Coral Shores at 5 p.m. today in


pitch past


Coral Shores
is visiting
Friday night
Keynoter Contributor

Sophomore Drew Rivera was
the new kid on the mound
Saturday night for the Key West
High School baseball team, and
the left-hander looked like a sea-
sonetd veteran.
Called up from the JV team,
Rivera helped pitch the Conchs
to a 7-4 victory over Naples
before a smattering of bundled-
up fans at Rex Weech Field.
He struck out eight batters in
5.3 innings in his first varsity
start before giving way to Daniel
Foltz in the sixth.
"He threw all of his pitches
for strikes and I thought his
change-up was outstanding,"
coach Miguel Menendez said.
"He is a guy who could play a
pivotal role as a left-handed spe-
cialist out of the bullpen."
Rivera was given an early
cushion as the Conchs scored
four runs in the first inning,
spraying hits to all fields.
In the first, after Frankie
Ratcliff was hit by a pitch and
Michael Arencibia laid down a
bunt hit, Raiko Alfonso drove in
Ratcliff with a single to right.
Kyle Lepine then drove in two


its last regular-season home
The Conchs hope they will
have at least one regional playoff
game at home in a couple of
weeks. For that to happen, they
will have to defeat both St.
Brendan and Monsignor Pace in
next week's district tournament.
Coach David Gootee expects
a tough game against Coral
Shores, even though the

Hurricanes are 2-10, including
an early-season 4-2 loss to Key
West, and have a seven-game
losing streak.
"They are real solid," he said.
"I expect a great game."
The Hurricanes' hope of an
upset will ride on the arm of
freshman pitcher Holly Given,
who has been impressive all sea-
Key West is 14-10 after split-
ting four games in last week-
end's tournament at the Osceola

County Sports Complex.
"We played three really good
teams, were 2-2 and should have
been 3-1," Gootee said.
The Conchs defeated
Tallahassee Leon, 14-12, and
Lake Highland, 16-5. They lost
to Tampa Gaither, 9-2, and
Okeechobee, 4-3.
The weekend's most stirring
memory will be of the Conchs
coming back from an 8-0 deficit

See KEY WEST / 23

Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Islamorada diving coach Arturo Miranda (left) and Canadian Olympic silver medalist
Alexandre Despatie meet regularly at Founders Park to practice for the 2008 Olympics. A
second-place finish in 3-meter synchronized diving at the World Championships in March
qualified them for the China games.

Olympians dive into Keys

Duo qualifies
to compete
in Beijing
Senior Staff Writer

After 15 years, Islamorada
diving coach Arturo Miranda
holds a ticket to the 2008
Olympics that no one can take
Miranda and 3-meter syn-
chronized diving partner
Alexandre Despatie took sec-

ond place at the 2007 World
Championships, held last
month in Australia.
The silver medal at the
year's biggest event for spring-
board diving includes a guaran-
teed spot in the 2008 Olympic
field. Only the favored Chinese
scored higher.
"It's very exciting," Miranda
said of his chance to compete
next year in China at age 37.
"We have a lot of work to do."
As a solo diver, Miranda
qualified for the 1992 and 2000
Olympics. Both times, politics

kept him off the board.
"All kinds of crazy stuff
happened to him," said
Despatie, at 21 the most cele-
brated diver in Canada.
Miranda earned an Olympics
berth with the 1992 team from
his native Cuba. Since he was
not considered likely to medal,
the cash-strapped Havana gov-
ernment decided it could not
afford to send him to Barcelona.
After moving to Canada,
Miranda qualified to compete
for his new home country in the
2000 Olympics. He traveled to


Keys Sports & Outdoors

Wednesday, April 11,2007 23

Time running out for Lady Canes

*Loss streak
now at seven,
districts near
Senior Staff Writer

It's late in the softball season
but not too late for the Coral
Shores Lady Hurricanes.
"We need to do the basics,"
said Paul Grewe, co-coach with
Mike Young. "In our games; we
look like gangbusters for half the
innings. Then in the other half,
we just look like busters."
The Canes head to Key West
High School today, looking to
break a seven-game losing streak
that dates back to March 8.
On Monday, the fast-pitch
Canes lost, 18-8, to a solid
'Colonial Christian (14-4).
At Colonial, the Canes man-
aged just one hit in three score-
less innings. "After that, we had
10 hits and eight runs," Grewe
said. "We play really well in
Four errors did not help the
cause, the coach said. A six-run
third inning staked Colonial to a
9-0 lead before the Hurricanes
started hitting the ball.
Andrea Cockerham, a fresh-
man outfielder, added to her
team-high .379 average with


has 23 Ks

KEY WEST / From 22

to defeat Leon, a 5A school with
a strong softball reputation. "It
was remarkable to see that,"
Gootee said. "It solidified why
we were there."
-Lindsay Yochum, who
pitched in all four games, three
as a starter, had 23 strikeouts in
24 innings. "She did a great
job," Gootee said.
Jianna Hernandez, Lauren
Wells, Kristen Babich, Heather
Palladino and Ashley Henriquez
(six RBI) all hit well in the tour-
The Conchs will conclude
the regular season with games
Friday night and Saturday
morning at Okeechobee.

three hits against Colonial. She
drove in two runs.
Stephanie Campos drove in
two runs with her two hits, and
Kelsie Baker tripled. Karli
Roberts scored twice for the
Coral Shores wraps up the
regular season at home with a 7
p.m. Friday game against District
16-3A rival Ransom Everglades.
The Canes also will see the
Raiders again Monday in the first
round of the district tournament,
being played at Coral Shores. The
championship will be played
As the season wound down,
veteran third baseman Ciara
Sanchez was hitting .350, and
freshman pitcher Holly Given
was hitting .310. Baker at .302
and Chelsea Russell at .300 also
were hitting well.
Postseason plans
The baseball Hurricanes took
a 12-6 record into Tuesday's
game against Westwood
Christian (results not available at
press time).
Palmer Trinity will be in
Tavernier for a 4 p.m. Thursday
game, before the Hurricanes trav-
el to Key West for an 8 p.m.
Friday outing against the Conchs.
Coral Shores closes the regu-
lar season April 20 at Spanish

River High School, then serves as
host for the District 1-6-3A
Tournament beginning April 23.
All games will be played at
Founders Park.
Both the boys and girls track
teams from Coral Shores head to
the District 12-2A Meet
Thursday, hosted by Belen Jesuit
at De la Cruz Stadium in Miami.
Top finishers qualify for the
regional meet, April 20 at the
same site.

On Tuesday, Coral Shores
hosts the District 13 Tournament.
The Canes play top seed
Gulliver Prep at 4:30 p.m. in the
first semifinal, followed by
Palmer'Trinity against Ransom
Everglades at 6:30 p.m. Winners
play for the title April 19.
Coral Shores' tennis teams
travel to Tropical Park in Miami
on Monday for the District 16-2A
Tournament. Nine teams com-


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Synchronized diving relatively new

OLYMPICS / From 22

Sydney but was blocked from
competition when the Cuban del-
egation protested he did not meet
residency requirements to com-
pete for Canada.
Miranda partnered with
Despatie two years ago to com-
pete in the relatively new sport of
synchronized diving.
Both acknowledge their near-
ly identical physiques adds to the
symmetry as they perform
matching dives.
"It's physically tough to stay
together," Miranda said, "but
there's more to it than that."
"It helps that we're good
friends," Despatie said. "A key to
synchronized is being willing to
sacrifice for the sake of the div-
ing. You have to make adjust-
ments to work together."
Despatie owns an Olympics
silver from the 3-meter board at
the 2004 Athens Olympics. He
was fourth off the platform, an
event in which he also took pate
in the 2000 Olympics.
He is the only diver ever to
win gold at the World
Championships in all three indi-
vidual diving events the 10-
meter platform (2003) and 1-
meter and 3-meter springboard
(both 2005).
"At the Olympics, you have to
be perfect," Despatie said.
"When we performed at the

World Championships, we
weren't perfect. We can do better.
We have to make sure every qual-
ity is just right."
Synchronized diving became
an official Olympic sport in 2004.
The partners occasionally
meet to work out together at
Founders Park in Islamorada,
where Miranda has been spring-
board diving coach since mid
"The Islamorada Diving Club
has been veiy good to me and

willing to work around the com-
petition schedule," Miranda said.
Despatie looks forward to his
Keys sojourns. "It's really great
for training here," he said. "It's a
nice outside venue, and has a
great view."
He also enjoys meeting
Miranda's students.
"I remember when I was a kid
how much fun it was to be around
divers at a higher level," he said.
"Now I can help them out and
give something back."

PITCHING / From 22

runs with a single to left and
Charlie Walker-Yhap drove in
the fourth with a single to center.
Naples came back with a run
in the second, but an RBI double
by Ratcliff in the bottom of the
inning got back the four-run
The Golden Eagles, a good
hitting team that came into the
game with a 17-2 record, scored
three runs in the third to make it
5-4. Rivera, however, kept his
composure and allowed no fur-
ther scoring.
Ratcliff, who was outstanding
defensively at second base, hit a
two-run double in the sixth for
the Conchs' final runs.

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"Frankie Ratcliff is a special
player," Menendez said of the
sophomore. "As good as he has
done this year, I really expected
Foltz, who hadn't pitched
recently, finished the game
strong, getting a save and allevi-
ating concerns about possible
arm trouble.
"He was just going through a
dead-arm phase," Menendez
said. "He was worn out, so we
decided to give him some rest.
We will pitch him in the next two
weeks, but he will be limited so
we can get the best out of him in
the district semifinal against
The victory improved Key
West's record to 12-8 and
avenged a 6-2 loss to Naples
Friday night.
The Conchs will play 8 p.m.
games Friday against Coral
Shores and Saturday against
longtime rival Gulliver Prep.
The regular season will con-
clude April 20 and 21 with home
games against Forest Hills.

Keys briefs

Conch Cup won't
be rescheduled

The Conch Cup, the annual
round-robin tennis tournament
played by Coral Shores,
Marathon and Key West high
schools, won't be rescheduled
because of scheduling and logis-
tics conflicts among the schools.
The cup was to be played last
Friday at the Higgs Beach courts
in Key West, but it was rained
out. It was to be rescheduled for
this Thursday, but was cancelled
for 2007.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Marathon's Ross

in rarified company

QB receives
honors from
Touchdown Club

Marathon High School foot-
ball player Adam Ross has been
selected as Outstanding Football
Player of the Year for high
schools Class 1A to 3A by the
South Florida Touchdown Club
The club is a Miami-based
group dedicated to the continuing
education of high-school seniors,
particularly student athletes.
Ross, a senior, is one of four
honorees including Outstanding
Professional Player Jason Taylor
from the Miami Dolphins,
Outstanding College Player Chris
Leak from the Florida Gators and
Outstanding High School
Football Player for Class 4A to
6A Doug Wiggins of North
Miami Beach High School.
Dolphins football coach

Lance Martin said Ross received
nominations and votes from
coaches across South Florida.
"This award says a lot, and he
rightfully deserves it," Martin
said. "He was probably the most
coachable quarterback I've
coached, and he listened the most.
It's just the type of kid he is."
This past season, Ross
became the first quarterback
under Martin to pass for more
than 1,000 yards as he helped the
team break a string of school
records including points scored
(29.2 per game), points allowed
(14 per game), yards earned (357
per game) and yards allowed
(167 per game).
Ross, who also doubled as a
defensive back, is looking to play
football at Division 2 and 3 col-
leges in either Massachusetts,
Iowa or Virginia.
Martin said he, other school
officials and Ross and his family
will attend the South Florida
Touchdown Club awards cere-
mony April 19 in Miami.


Earth Day 5K
is on Saturday
The Friends and Volunteers of
Refuges and Key West
Southernmost Runners club are
hosting th 11lth annual Earth
Day 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m.
Saturday in Key West.
The start and Finish, race-day
registration and post-race party
will be at the pavilion of Sonny
McCoy Indigenous Park at White
Street and Atlantic Boulevard.-

Winners will be awarded in
various age groups. If you regis-
ter before race day, fees are $10
for 13 and under, and $15 for
over 13. Race day, add $5 for
both categories.
Early packet pick-up and reg-
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Indigenous Park parking lot
Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and at the
race start area at 7 a.m. race day.
Applications are also avail-
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 25, 2007 the Monroe County Planning
Commission will hold a Public Hearing at the Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping
Center, 101485 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, beginning at
10:00 AM, to consider the *amended item listed below. The original advertisement
was published in The Key West Citizen, 4/4/07, The Keynoter 4/7/07 and The
Reporter 4/6/07. Further, pursuant to Section 286.0105 Florida Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to
any matter considered at such hearing or meeting, that person will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made; such record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the Board of County
Commissioners' Resolution #131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any decision of the
Planning 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 on 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 to a disability should contact the Planning Coordinator at 289-2522 by
5:00 PM on April 20, 2007.


3. Amendment to a Minor Conditional Use Section 9.5-68

Ciudadmar, Inc. 97801 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Mile Marker 97: A request for
approval of an Amendment to a Minor Conditional Use for a revised site plan and time
extension to expired Development Order (DO) 54-03. DO 54-03 was granted for the
replacement of twenty (20) permanent dwelling units -with a condominium
redevelopment consisting of twenty (20) single family residences and amenities. The
property is legally described as Part of Lot 8, Island of Key Largo, Monroe County,
Florida, having Real Estate Numbers 00090810.000000; 00090820.000000;
00090840.000000; *00090840.000100 & 00090860.000000

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REDWINGS RATTLE RATTLERS: Missis Seafood Redwings third-baseman Clint Rodamer tags
out the Organized Fishermen of Florida Rattlers'Yoniel Squirl on an attempted steal to third
after a throw from catcher Connor Boyd. The Redwings beat the Rattlers 5-1 in Marathon
Youth Club Major League action Saturday.

Conchs tune up for district

Track team
heads to Belen
Thursday morning
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Thursday in the District 16-2A
meet at De la Cruz Stadium in
Conch coach Dave Perkins
expects his boys and girls team
to finish second behind host
Belen Jesuit and qualify about
25 athletes for the regional meet.
Belen, a perennial track
power, should "as a team win the

state meet," Perkins said.
Key West will be led by sen-
ior Marcus Bolden, who will run
the 200- and 400-meter sprints.
Bolden and eight teammates
competed in last weekend's
Florida Relays at Gainesville,
with Bolden finishing eighth in
the 100-yard dash in a time of
10.89 seconds.
Only two members of the cur-
rent team discus thrower
Caitlin Holubar and pole vaulter
Hali Lombardi reached the
state meet in 2006.
Among the runners to watch
are Keith Durden and Phillip
Neuman, both of whom ran per-
sonal bests in the 110-meter hur-
dles at the Florida Relays. ,
The Conchs expect to do well
in the pole vault with Lombardi
and Jenna Moeller for the girls
and Hunter Potalivo and
Michael Labrada for the boys.
Potalivo set a school record this
season, clearing 14 feet, 8.5
Belen is coming off a strong
performance at the Florida
Relays. The Wolverines' 4x800
relay team of Daniel Silva,
Robert Aran, Jason Oliver and
Javier Zamparelli broke a school
record with a time of 7:56.9.
Key West's all-time record in
the 4x800 is 8:11.92 set in 2005
by R.J. Anderson, Jimmy
Painter, Zack Black and current
senior Mason Marshall.
The Region 4-2A meet will
be held April 20, also at Belen.

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SWednesday, April 11,2007


A beginning to dolphin
season %%as in et idence w ith
some nice slammer dolphin
S. caught recent.
Capt. Mark Richardson
on the Sea Horse from
Whale Harbor larnna found
big dolphin for his customers
on tr\o separate rps this
week. Clients racked five
dolphin from 25 to 40
Capt. Rob Corradi on the
Siouthei r ConmLrt. also from
Whale Harbor. sighted a big
bull sw imming in 200 feet of
\water while on the %wa in
from fishing on Thursday.
His mate tossed bait o t he
big fish and it was all over
but the gaff work.

The sailfish seem to he
vacating the waters off the
Upper Ke\s. as they should
be this time of year. A few
were caught and released this
past week. but most charter
captains will switch gears
and go into dolphin mode
Notable reef catches
include the tasty yellowtaill
snapper and king mackerel.
The "oh wow\!" catch goes to
Capt. Skip Bradeen on the
- .Blue Chip Too \w ith a 70-
pound king mackerel. It ate a
live blue runner on a kite.

Gulf, bay
Last w eek the weather
varied from very w\ ind\ to
\Vith three nice da\s mid-
Week. some guides opted to
get into the Gulf. and the
action \was good. Catches
consisted of pemut, macker-
el, tripletail. napperr. sea
trout and tarpon.

Flats, backcountry
The sea trout could not be
ani better in quamtitN or size.
They are throughout the ba\
and channels m the
Flamingo area. For a big
pull, look for sharks and tar-
pon to frequent the same
channels and ditches in that

B, Hlaiine

Keys hog the ESPN spotlight

Fishing shows
are mainstays
of cable network

ESPN didn't get to be the No.
1 sports network by being dumb.
That must be why it's aimed the
world's fishing spotlight square-
ly on the Florida Keys.
Its highly rated Sunday
mornings on ESPN2 dubbed
Saltwater Sundays have always
had an eclectic and diverse
group of shows and hosts.
And no matter where the
majority of fishing is done on
each show, you can bet that the
Keys will be a destination some-
time during each show's 13-
week season.
For example, the host of "Big
Game Fishing the World," Norm
Isaacs, lives in Key Largo.
Isaacs' brainchild, the Billfish
X-Treme Release League, has
the Keys as one of its six compe-
tition sites for 2007.
George Poveromo visits reg-
ularly to the Keys with his long-
running show, "The World of
Saltwater Fishing."
When Flip Pallot was waxing
poetic on "Walker's Cay Chron-
icles," you needed a broom to
whoosh him out of the Keys
because he was here filming so
often. It only made sense that he
changed sponsors to Cheeca
Lodge and now can be seen on

Verses (the
old OLN
in the two-
minute tips
by locals
T o m
and Rich
Tudor on
and you'll
Cal Sutphin why the
Keys have
more than 300 charter captains
for a stretch of land running only
100 miles.
I feel Summerland Key's
Jose Wejebe, creator of "The
Spanish Fly" outdoor show, has
had the largest impact on fishing
tourism by making the Keys the
end all and be all of fishing des-
tinations with his long-running,
gorgeously produced show.
Wejebe continues the Midas
touch by not just showcasing the
beauty and fisheries of the Keys
with "Madfin Shark Tour-
nament," but more importantly
the people who fish here and.
their commitment to conserving
our resource. With Wejebe, the
Keys seem like an art pallet with
never-ending colors to show the
rest of the world.
Wejebe came up with the
concept of an all-release shark
tournament out of some negative

press ESPN2 received for airing
a shark-kill tournament from
New England called the Monster
Shark Tournament.
"Shark episodes always rate
very high on the networks, but
the negative press that came
along with a couple of programs
where the sharks were killed led
me to believe there had to be
another way," he says, thus the
creation of "Madfin."
Are viewers going to get into
a conservation-minded attempt
at a TV show where releasing
sharks is in vogue rather than
slamming a gaff hook into their
side? In the inaugural event last
year, Wejebe hoped the concept
could be accepted by viewers
"We purposely kept the field
small so we can cover-every
team fishing to enhance the
action," he says. "Instead of
having 200 boats in there, we
can do a lot more character
development with the field
being small and intimate."
Participant Capt. Ken Harris
of Key West agrees the action is
"Jose was in the helicopter
and it helped to have him expert-
ly know the area. Every time a
team called in a hook-up, the
helicopter was immediately
there catching all of it on film,"
he says. "You are going to see

See SUTPHIN / 30

The following Keys fish-
ing tournaments are
planned. Contact the list-
ed numbers, as details
can change:
Now through Nov. 30:
Key West Fishing
Tournament. This popular
8.5-month competition tar-
gets more than 40 species
of fish. Contact Doris Harris
at 295-6601 or (800) 970-
9056, by e-mail at director
tournament.com, or visit
*April 17 to 21: World
Sailflsh 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.
Contact Tammle 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@
May 4 and 5: Ladies
Tarpon Tournament.
Marathon. Women com-
pete in this all-release tour-
nament to catch tarpon in
one of the longest-running
tournaments in the Keys.
Contact Dave Navarro at
743-6139. e-mail wca@ter-
ranova.com or write to
5050 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050,

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Keys Fishing

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tarpon's now the name of the game

May points to -
two tourneys
in Middle Keys
Tarpon are on the tongues of
just about every guide right now,
as their numbers have risen so
much in recent days. Some of
the really big fish have shown up
and are giving anglers a real
good fanny kicking.
Bridge action has been best in
the mornings and evenings, like
always, with live baits and cast
artificial. Throughout the flats,
it's all going on.
Throughout the backcountry,
action is red hot, with the ability
for sight fishing very good. Now
you can spot fish wakes that are
not camouflaged by 6-inch rip-
ples. With the rising water tem-
peratures, more and more fish
are up on the area flats.
Oceanside has had more than
its share of action, as well, with
tons of tarpon around to excite
area anglers. Permit have been

Dave Navarro

one of the
hottest fish
to find for
now, with
catches in
excess of
15 pounds
action has
from just

to snapper, trout, redfish and
grouper. There are still quite a
few mackerel well into the bay,
more than 10 miles, with numer-
ous big cobia in the same vicini-
One very noticeable species
around the back islands is mullet
pushing into the area. There are
times where you can see 4 to 6
acres of them mudding their way


with good grouped action from
35 to 90 feet of water. The mut-
ton-snapper catch is almost as
good as the yellowtail. Some
very big groupers have been
taken from a little east of Big
Pine Shoal through Cudjoe Key
The clarity of the water along
the edge has been awesome. It
had cleared up tremendously and
at times, you could see your prey
swimming on the bottom in
more than 60 feet of water. This
caused the need for fluorocarbon
leaders to catch much.
Offshore action has not only
some sails, dolphin and tunas,
but also a good run of swordfish.
This last full moon was a bonan-
za for the night-feeding billfish.
Most of the action was around
28 to 32 miles out on live baits
such as blue runners, while

For a light-tackle thrill, cast a
plug or large jig into these muds,
as you will find huge jacks,
cobia and other large predators
feeding on the mullet. This is
also the sure-fire sign that tons
of tarpon are soon to be in (it's
like mom calling "dinner's
ready" on Thanksgiving).
We're now entering the heart
of tarpon fishing in the Middle
Keys, which runs well through
One mention of a couple of
all-release tarpon tournaments
next month: the 31st annual
Ladies Tarpon Tournament May
4 and 5, and 41st annual
Marathon International Tarpon
Tournament May 10, 11 and 12.
Space is still available. You
can send me an e-mail@world-
classan@comcast.net for further
information on them, or drop by
the store at mile marker 50 bay-
side for information.
On the other side of the
islands, action is very good from
the reef and beyond.
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Keys Fishina

Seminar Thursday

NAVARRO / From 29.

rigged squid had its share. This
should continue to be good
through most of the summer, if
..history holds true.
Having the good weather to
fish at night for these monsters
is one of the main keys to suc-
cess. Just having the ability to
go out that far without having
your organs attempting to
switch places makes a big dif-
ference. This fishery has really
taken off the past couple of
years with the ban of long-lin-
ing throughout the Keys
What is nice now is a small
one can be released alive and
not dead as a doornail as .was
done with a long line.
Speaking of offshore fish-

ing, that will be the topic at this
week's free seminar at our out-
door amphitheater in our
Marine Educational Center at
mile marker 50 bayside
Thursday beginning 6:30 p.m.
We'll cover trolling to catch,
and not just fish different
techniques and strategies used
on the off days as well as when
they are so thick, you are afraid
of running over them.
One other store note: We
will be closed this Sunday
afternoon for services in the
memory of Paul Wright, a long-
time employee and very good
friend. We will only be open
from 7 to 11 a.m. that day.
Capt. Dave Navarro owns
the World Class Angler in
Marathon and captains the
charter boat 'Dave's Dream.'

ESPN2 makes Keys a star

SUTPHIN / From 28

some things in this year's
'Madfin' that will blow your
mind. Some scenes will make
you belly-laugh out loud."
What's refreshing is
Wejebe's commitment to the
fishermen here in the Keys.
A majority of the captains
competing in this year's events
are the working man's blue-col-
lar guys who fish here every
day, such as Tony Murphy,
Steve Rogers, Ken and Clay
Harris, Rush Maltz, Steve
Impallomeni, Steve Lamp, Mark
Johnson and Rob Fordyce, to
name a few.
Wejebe is also quick to credit
the production group JM
Associates as the real reason
behind the show's success, with

slick film angles, aerial shots,
and catching every dangerous
tail wrap and hook removal with
reckless abandon.
"Everybody at JM is at the
top at what they do, and when
the whole thing comes together,
what you get is a finished prod-
uct that you are extremely proud
of. I think that is exactly what
we have here. "JM deserves the
credit for the success of the
The "Madfin" ranked as the
second-highest viewed outdoor
show ever on ESPN2 last year.
Wejebe didn't seem particularly
"The neat thing about the
Madfin is that you can be an
avid angler and enjoy it, you can
be somebody who's just a casu-
al fisherman and can enjoy it,
and you can be a person who

doesn't fish at all and enjoy the
show. The reason is because
there's excitement, humor and a
lot of drama with the sharks
being the stars more than the
On any given Sunday, you
can see the Keys in all their fish-
ing glory on ESPN2. Tune in
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
on ESPN2 to catch the action.
'Reelin' in the Keys with Cal'
airs at 8 p.m. Monday and 4
p.m. Friday on Comcast Cable
Channel 19. The next episode
has Monroe County Cooperative
Extension Service Doug
Gregory and the director of the
Florida Keys Commercial
Fishermen's Association, Scott
Zimmerman, giving us a state of
the union of commercial fishing.


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Published Keynoter 4/11/7

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
Call 305-743-1981

260 General -
Dolphin Research Cen-
ter currently has a full-
time opening for an Ani-
mal Care and Habitat
Specialist. The success-
ful candidate will be re-
sponsible, organized,
and motivated individual
who demonstrates excel-
lent team player skills.,
Must be diver certified,
physically fit, and able to
lift 75 pounds. Must work
well with animals and
have knowledge of dive
equipment maintenance
and repairs. Clean driv-
ing record. Benefits in-
clude medical insurance,
401(k), vacation and paid
holidays. Job descrip-
tions available on our
dolphins.org. Additional
information call
289-1121, ext. 243. EOE

All classified line ads go
on our website



260 General-
Dolphin Research Cen-
ter has an opening for a
full-time Physical Plant
and Equipment Special-
ist. Major duties consist
of assisting in construc-
tion projects, electrical,
plumbing and automotive
needs, plus the mainte-
nance of DRC buildings,
equipment, vehicles, and
boats.The successful
candidate will be a re-
sponsible, organized,
and motivated individual
who demonstrates excel-
lent team player skills.
Must have general
handyman skills; be
physically fit and able to
work in the Florida heat.
Clean driving record.
Benefits include medical
insurance,.401(k), vaca-
tion and paid holidays.
Job descriptions avail-
able on ourwebsite at
www.dolphins.org. Ad-
ditional information call
289-1121, ext. 243. EOE
with experience, in
Marathon. Valid driver's
license required.
Call 743-7855.

Information Specialist-PT

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260 General-
Experienced Marine
Life Collectors- TOP
PAY! 305-664-3878

iNOW :I ^Wt
Foremen, carpenters
and carpenters helpers
needed Must be knowl-
edgeable in form work.
Driver's license, tools
and transportation are re-
quired. Work located in
Lower Keys area. Call
Foster Homes Wanted
Training, Board Rate &
Support Provided.
Call Wesley House
Gate Attendant: Full/
part time, salary based
on exp. Flexible hrs incl
nights/wknds. Mainte-
nance Person: Fulltime,
pay based on exp. Salary
advancements & benefits
pkg after 90 days. Drug
test & background check
req MM 66 305-664-4860


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Are you looking for a quality work
environment? We are looking for
special people to join our service team!

*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,
11600 1st St. Gulf, Marathon.

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



A Front Desk Manager
A Sales Manager
A Front Desk Full &,Part Time
A Night Audit Part Time
A Security Part Time
A Maintenance Full & Part Time
Also HIRING for Latitudes Restaurant:
A Cooks and Servers

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Please apply at Sombrero Cay Club
19 Sombrero Blvd., Marathon or fax resume to 743-2998
Owned & Operated by Cay Clubs International
(Drug Free Work Place) EOE

April 11, 2007

Each week the Keynoter
will randomly pick a

TRUCKS I SUVS I VANS classified advertiser and
feature their line-ad in
2005 Chevy Blazer. the newspaper. Just an
Like new. 7,500 miles. added value for being a
Under warranty. Red. $13,500. classified advertiser.
305-393-3373 Our little way of saying
thank you!
Middle Keys: 743-5551 Upper Keys: 852-3216
Lower Keys/Key West: 296-6989


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April 11, 2007

260 General
Groundskeeper- Mthn
6 days/wk yardwork,
general maintenance.
9-6pm, 1 hr lunch. $400
wk. Chris 305-743-6166
Guest Services. Dolphin
Research Center cur-
rently has full or part-time
openings for an enthusi-
astic person to work in
our Gift Shop. Duties are
multifaceted including
welcoming guests, taking
reservations, retail and
photo sales. Come by to
fill out an application at
MM 59 or mail/fax/e-mail
resume. 58901 O/S Hwy,
Grassy Key, FL 33050.
Fax: 305-743-7627;
drc-hrodolphins.org EOE
Full or Part time needed
for upscale salon. Salary
and/or commission.
Please call 745-2874.
Hiring construction
crew for new homes in
Islamorada. Own transp.
Dru free. 305-664-3030.
Immediate openings
for dishwashers need-
ed for both shifts. Call
664-4472 or apply in per-
son at Little Italy,
MM68.5, Bayside

Landscaping & Lawn
;Care Labor, FT. Pay dep.
on experience. Drivers lic
req'd. Paid holidays &
vacation. 305-395-2744

260 General -
Maintenance person
Full time. General duties.
Top pay. 743-6711
Maintenance Techni-
cians for 3rd Generation
Plumbing. Clean driver's
license a must, mechani-
cal & electrical experi-
ence helpful. Ask for Bob
at 305-743-4245
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.
Mate for snorkel boat.
People friendly, drugfree,
and energetic. Part time/
full time. 731-3053.
Mechanic helperfor
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.
PIT Clerk/Cashier, MM
66: Small store in gated
comm: stock & clean
store. 21 +. Pay depends
on exp. 305-664-4860

Experienced k
Finish Carpenter -

for Construction Co in the Upper |
Keys. Bi-Lingual preferred
Must have own tools & can read
plans Immediate opening

305-451-2200 0

Has the following positions


Apply in person
1021 llth St., Ocean. Marathon

Classifieds 305-743-5551

260 General-
Part Time-Security
Guard needed
Marathon, Key Largo.
Call 305-684-0033
Plumber wanted
Marathon Plumbing.
$25/hour + Truck.
Call 304-3055
Plumber Wanted.
Top wages paid. Earnie
Alexander Plumbing.
Call 305-743-3883


260 General

Pool Cleaner Needed,
FT/PT, pool exp a +,
might train right person.
Great pay. Crystal Clear
Pools 872-7233 .
Retail Sales for fun
stores. Fashion/home
decor. Good pay. Pick up
application and job info
sheet at-Krazy Larry's
and goofy Gecko.
Marathon PublixCenter.

* Registered Nurses
(Day & Evening Shifts)
Facilities Tech
(Exterior/Interior Bldg. Maint.)
Laundry Aide
Patient Acct. Representative
Operating Room Technicians
Physical Therapist

Call, Fax or Email Resume to:
743-5533; Fax, 743-3962;


3301 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace

Procopio & Associates, Inc.
Is a Construction & Maintenance
Management Consultant that provides
skilled administrative and field personnel
including work order management and
several levels of office administration.
We have an immediate opening for a skilled
Full Time Administrative Assistant to fulfill
duties at our MARATHON KEY site. Hours
are 8-5 M-F. Very casual atmosphere. Any
construction exp. helpful. Rate of pay is
$19/hr + benefits.
Qualifications Applicants should possess
a solid working knowledge of the
Microsoft Office computer suite and be
customer service oriented.
If interested, please email resume:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace

260 General-
Summer Help-Full or
part time. Train now.
Perfect for students. Pick
up application &job de-
scription at Lazy Lizard.
Marathon Publix Center

Find the Job
you've been
looking for.
Check the

Classifieds ever
Wednesday and

on Sunday.



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Drug-Free Workplace, EOE

SHealthcare 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- PLNCHING" zone!

Registered Nurses Therapists
S Certified Nursing Assistants Certified Home 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 -
bfemandeza.hospicevna.com or via fax 305-292-9466. DFWP/EOE.

Also seeking: gVolunteers (patient care, fundraising & clerical/office)

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys
92001 US Hwy. 1, Tavernier, FL 33070 & 1319 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
Serving the Florida Keys since 1984
A great workplace, an importantjob, a top-notch team ...
Be part ofit!

260 General-
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 offerfull-
time, stable, year-round
employment, excellent
salaries, 401K, pension
and profit sharing plans,
educational reimburse-
ment, as well as medical,
dental and life insurance
coverage. Call JC-
293-7146 or email
or fax 293-9504. EOE,
M/F/V/D Member FDIC

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260 General-


Wrecker Driver, FIT,
Key Largo. CDL lic req'd.
Apply in person: All Keys
Towing, 711 Largo Rd.
305-451-0471. DFWP.
Wrecker Driver in Mara-
thon, must have CDL
license. Apply in person- .-
at Florida Keys Towing,
1620 O/S Hwy, Mthn.
X-Mart Adult
in Marathon seeking
clerks, FT/PT. Must be
18 yrs old. Call 289-3399
Caregivers needed in
Monroe Co. certified
C.N.A.'s or H.H.A.'s only
for live-in & hourly cases.
Call 305-872-9788
Monroe or 305-245-4498
LPN Full time or per
diem, for home health
visits throughout the
Keys. Great benefits,
negotiable salary.
Call 305-743-9817.
Medical Assistant/Cler-
ical assistant for Mara-
thon physicians office.
Call 305-745-7357 or fax
resume to 305-745-7360


Check out the

employment section

of the Keynoter Cassifids,

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Classifieds 305-743-5551

Office Clerical
-Assistant Manager
Join our leadership team
in managing a 28 unit
timeshare association in
Marathon, Florida. If you
have the people skills,
office management skills,
and experience leading
general housekeeping
and maintenance staff,
S-this is the position for
you. Located in the
beautiful Florida Keys,
this position offers-
competitive wages along
with paid housing..
-References required.
To apply by mail send
resumes to:
Assistant Manager
1 Kyle Way South
Marathon, Florida 33050
Field Office Clerical
Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority is looking for a
Fid. Off. Clerical Assist.,
in Marathon, to perform
experi- enced clerical
work as- sisting the Div.
Mgr for Wastewater
O&M. The primary re-
sponsibilities of this posi-
tion include routine pro-
cessing of POs, work or-
ders, record keeping, fil-
ing, answering phones,
working with the public,
and dispatching info.
over a radio. Also re-
sponsible for arranging
meetings, maintaining of-
fice calendar, scheduling
appointments, travel ar-
rangements, and other
general clerical/recep-
tionist duties. Qualifica-
tions: H.S. Diploma or
GED, supplemented by
b- college level coursework
or vocational training in
office tech. and comput-
ers, w/at least 1 yr. office
admin. experience. Type:
30 wpm and have an ex-
cellent command of the
English language. Must-
be fluent in Microsoft
Word and Excel; have
good customer relations
and basic math skills. Ap-
plications due by 5:00
p.m. on 04/16/07.
$35,430.-$42,516. doq.
Applications are avail-
able online at www.
fkaa.com or at any of our
-customer service offices.



Security Guard
full time
SF L Ar c.o
Bi Lingual preferred but not required.
Nights & weekends a must.
Calusa Campground Resort & Marina

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:


Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters Program Manager
needed part time to serve
children from Marathon
to Key Largo. Accommo-
dating schedule, bache-
lor's degree required.
Send resume to:

Construction Projects
Administrator: Inspec-
tion and administration of
public utility construction
projects. Ability to read
and understand project
plans and specifications
required. Supervisory ex-
perience preferred.
Please fax resume to
Weiler Engineering at
305-289-4162 or send to
5800 Overseas Highway,
Suite 36, Marathon, Flori-
da 33050. Benefits and
401K offered. Salary
commensurate with ex-
perience. No phone calls

Draftsman: Proficiency
with AutoCad 2004 or lat-
er required. Experience
in design of piping sys-
tems and site planning
preferred. Please fax re-
sume to Weiler Engineer-
ing at 305-289-4162 or
send to 5800 Overseas
Highway, Suite 36, Mara-
thon, Florida 33050. Ben-
efits and 401K offered.
Salary commensurate
with experience. No
phone calls please.
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:
Overholt Construction
Corporation 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:
i-f-, -h-l+', --m

280 Restaurants-
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

280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
All classified line ads go
on our website


The 16th Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program
is accepting applications for a full-time Adult Drug Court
Addiction Counselor for our Key West office, Applicants must
hold a valid State of Florida LMHC, LCSW, a CAP, an equivalent
Florida license in a related field, or be working toward licensing
or certification. Work experience in addiction counseling is
required. Applicants must be computer proficient, able to use
MIS systems, and generate reports/spreadsheets. Fluency in
Spanish and familiarity with court proceedings are a plus.
Salary is $40,000, plus health and retirement benefits, including
paid vacation and holidays. All applicants must submit to a
criminal background check.
Send. State of Florida application and current resume to Jane
Muir-Isherwood, 3139 Riviera Drive, Key West, FL 33040. The
deadline for application submission is Friday April 20, 2007. We
are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on
the basis of race, religion, sex, age or disability. If you need an
accommodation to participate in the application/selection
process, please notify us in advance at 305-292-3423; Florida
Relay Service (Voice) 800-955-8770; TDD 800-955-8771.

Field Office Clerical Assistant to perform experienced clerical
work assisting the Division Manager for Wastewater Operations
& Maintenance. This position is located in Marathon. The
primary responsibilities of this position include routine process-
ing of purchase orders, work orders, record keeping, filing,
answering phones, working with the public in a polite manner,
and dispatching information over a radio. Also responsible for
al iin .in meetings, maintaining office calendar, scheduling
appointments, travel arrangements, and other general
clerical/receptionist duties. Qualifications: H.S. Diploma or
GED, supplemented by college level coursework or vocational
training in office tech. and computers, w/at least 1 yr. office
administration experience. Must be able to type 30 wpm and
have an excellent command of the English language. Must be
fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel; have good customer
relations and basic math skills. Applications due by 5:00 p.m.
on 04/16/07. $35,430.-$42,516. doq. Applications are available
on-line at www.fkaa.com or at any of our customer service
offices. EEO, VPE, ADA


April 11, 2007

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.

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

The Hammocks at Marathon
Join "Team Hammocks" and work in a fun
and exciting environment. We offer growth
opportunities, a competitive salary and an
excellent benefit package starting with up to
26 paid vacation days and holidays off the
Front Desk Supervisor
Front Desk Clerks
Night Auditor
Relief Night Auditor
Activity Assistant
Room Attendant
Maintenance Person- P/T
Please enrail co-,nidentlal resume to
or Please apply in person:
1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
MM 48.2 Bayside


SWedding Coordinator
*Front Desk

*Water Sport Attendant

*Line / Prep Cooks
*AM/PM Servers

*Daytime Host/Hostess
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

Classifieds 305-743-5551

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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels

Cook, and Bartender:
Marathon's Best BBQ
Restaurant. Experi-
enced, reliable. Apply in
person: Porky's Bayside,
MM 47.5. DWP, EOE
Desk Clerk. Sat & Sun,
3pm-11pm. Pleasant
working conditions, will
train. Key Colony Beach
Motel, 289-0411
Front Desk help wanted
Apply in person at Black-
fin Resort, 4650 O/S
Hwy, Marathon. Retirees
welcome. 305-743-2393
Hideaway Cafe
Kitchen staff, Servers,
Food Prep, Cook.
Key Deer Bar & Grill is
hiring bartender and
security immed. Apply in
person@ Key Deer Bar &
Grill, mm31 872-1014
Part time Grill Cook
Part time Dishwasher
Apply in person at
Wooden Spoon, 7007
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
Resort Help
Immediate openings for
Front Desk/Reservations
Top pay.
Call 305-797-1707


Business Services
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rental online with a
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Start today at:

Great Pay,

Business Services
Skilled craftsman. Semi
retired, working as maint.
man. No job 2 big or 2
small. 28 year resident.
Home repair expert.
872-2389 or 394-3869
360 Professional
We Blow Cellulose
Insulation throughout
the Keys. Free estimates.
Sa,.e on your enerq' bills


500 Merchandise

AT 743-5551.
545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Fri, Sat, Sun. 8am-?
Lots of plants, orchids,
misc. 132 Gulfwind Lane,
Mthn, behind airport off
Aviation. Looking fora
plant? Call 289-4493
Giant Oceanfront
estate sale. MM 91.5 O/S,
198 Lowe St. Full house
of furniture: TV, accesso-
ries. patio, tools, bikes.
Priced to sell.
Grassy Key Yard Sale
Sat, 7:30-1. Marine items
& household goods.
58048 Morton St.

Cosh Incentives

545 Yard Sales
Flea Markets
MM 102 O/S Sat/Sun
4/14-15,8am-?. 632
LaPaloma Rd. Moving/
Yard Sale. Furn, house-
hold items, more
MM 90 O/S Sat/Sun
4/14-15, 9am-5pm. 115
Bee St. Moving Sale.
Large screen tv, bed-
room furniture, misc.
Moving Sale April 13-14,
9 a.m. MM 92 ocean,
139 Stinger. Tools,
kitchen, pet & boat sup-
plies, clothes, misc.
Sat + Sun 4/14-15 8-2
Everything must go!
10991 5th. Ave Gulfside,
off 109th
Himalayan color-point-
ed Persian Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
Yorkie Male small
puppies, born 01/21/07,
AKC, shots, vet checked.
Cargo Trailer-Pace 12'
enclosed cargo trailer.
Less than 5 mi/ like new.
after 6:00PM.


Contents Sale
of 5th wheel
AIC units
All new appliances:
Dishwasher, Stovetop,
Fridge, Microwave
convection oven.
Also Porch & Roofover

305-395-1741 cell

Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Memory Foam Mattress
Queen size 9" by NASA
as seen on TV. 20 yrwrty,
still in pkg, Cost $2000,
Must sell $385.481-6905
Private Collector Wants
Old model Military clocks
& watches, Dive watches
and Pilot Watches.
Queen bdrm set w/
dresser & night stands.
2- twin beds w/ dresser,
chair& lamps. 1-down-
filled sectional w/ coffee
table, end tables (10x10)
like new. 1- kitchen table
w/ 6 chairs & 2 matching
barstools. Very reason-
able. 743-2554
Restaurant Equipment.
All must go. Best offer.
Ansel system, fridges &
freezers, convection
oven, bar cooler, etc.
Call 305-289-0265.

Sectional Leather Sofa
Good cond, $250. 3 elec-
tric trolling motors, $125.
Bandsaw, $35.289-5708
Table, new, solid wood,
44x70, 2-20" leaf exten-
ders, 8 chairs, cream col-
or cushions, 6 standard &
2 w/arms. Asking $1000.

S* :*I
100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt' MM 9.5 295-8430

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Includes.... -2 yard salt signs~l 1111

TV armoire,
Tommy Bahama style,
darkwood, excellent
cond. $500.766-1745
Wanted: Aluminum
spiral staircase 5-6'wide
x 9'6"high. 305-664-9159
or 305-393-1029
Washer/Dryer GE white.
Great condition.
$300/pair. Call
6-person w/lounger
Coleman Spa, 3 motors,
like new. New $6k Sell for
$2k. 305-619-0229.
18' cubic Refrig w/ ice
maker. Looks & runs
good, $150. Corner
leatherette bar, 4 stool &
leatherette chairs, $150.
Oil painting 4' X 5' tropical
scene, beautiful, $100.
OBO. 13' Sharp TV, $25.


610 Business
Marathon individual
Looking to buy local busi-
ness and or real estate
with upside potential and
good cash flow. Recently
sold everything up north.
Cliff 587-9830
Money to Loan
1.75% 5-year fixed
payment financing
No points or origination.
Primary or second home.
Call Ron 954-967-9991


Call Cassifie


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April 11, 2007

Please stop by Little Palm Island at
28500 Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key
for aln F I mphl. ml ll \apptllali n "r call 872-2524

We're looking for people to join our professional
team. Great pay and working environment,

Must speak and understand English
Call for an interview
(305) 393-6968
58162 Overseas Hwy. Grassy Key, FL


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Homes for Rent
A4 BR/2.5 BA ground
level executive home,
in-ground heated pool,
90' concrete seawall,
direct ocean/gulf access,
pets okw/dep, MM 21.
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
utilities incl. 872-2750
An Exceptional 2 bed,
1.5 bath duplex on water.
Big Pine, near US 1.
SUp-scale finishes, on
stilts, hurricane shutters,
W/D & D/W. $1525/mo
No dogs. 305-342-1167
Big Pine 2/2 + office,
screen back prch, fenced
yard, boat dock. Good
pets considered. $2000
+ sec. 305-338-8879
Big Pine 3bd/2ba duplex
on swimming canal. W/D,
central A/C, $2200/mo.
F/L/S. 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
Big Pine poss 3/2 w/fin
workroom on gr vl. Great
swim canal, ocean side
w/ dock $1800 /mo F/L/S
BPK 2/1 on boating ca-
nal. New carpet, D/W,
W/D, screen porch, Ig
storage area. Neat &
Clean $1550 mof/l/1k
sec. yr lease
Check out our weekly
and monthly rentals from
$1,500 to $3,000 at www.
or call 743-8328

Coco Plum. Large 3/3.
200' canal,openwater
view, pool, outside din-
ing. Annual $3400/mo.
Cudjoe Key canal. 2/2,
pool, tiki, seawall, custom
Int, stainless apple, C/air
$2000 incl all util + cable
& dsl. Call 305-393-0292

Homes for Rent
Downtown Islamorada
2/2 stilt home, private. -
Boat ramp access.
Short or long term.
Avail now. 305-773-3950
Duck Key 2bed/2bath
on water. Unfurnished,
no pets. $3500/mo +
utilities, F/L/S. Call
Kristen 305-743-5000
Duck Key. 3 BR/2 BA.
Waterfront w/dockage.
Furn or unfurn. C/A,WD.
Pets ok. $1850/mo. FLS.

= Listing
Furnished 2/1 in
Tavernier. Available April
15. $1,700 mo. F/L/S
KCB 2/2 Spacious Stilt
w/wood dock. W/D, fur-
nished. Avail imm.
KCB Apt Avail June 1st
2/2491 9th St.
F/L/S $1500 a month.
Call 305-743-4115
Key Largo 3/2 canalfront
home. Lots of dockage &
storage space. $2150
mo. 305-444-5565
Key Largo MM 102
3 bed, 2 bath. F/L/S
Key Largo short term
June 1-Nov 1. 3/2 furn.
MM 95 bay view, ramp,
beach, screened patio,
fenced yard $1500 mo +
utils/dep 781-424-9893
Large Estate Home.
3500 sq ft. 3bed/3bath
Raised pool second floor.
-Home & garden model. In
Sombrero Isle. Water-
front. Easy Ocean ac-
cess. 239-340-5731
LittleTorch Key 1/1.
Beautiful location. Big
kitchen, W/D. On
canal. F/L/S. No pets.

Marathon 1/1 or Studio
in gated area, furnished,
utils inc. Docks and boat-
house available.
305-240-4969 or
Marathon 1 bd/1 ba
home, wshr/dryr, cntrl air,
Direct TV, very clean.
$110nn mo. 305-304-5965

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Classifieds 305-743-5551

Homes for Rent
Marathon 2/2.1/2 acre
--fence, dock, tiki bar, work
shop shed, new appl.
Central AC, Hardwood
firs. Gulf view. $2250 mo.
F/L/S. Chris James
.Marathon 2/2 Ocean-
views, dock, nicely
furnished. Season or an-
nual. No pets 743-5444
Marathon 2br, 1ba
unfurn house. $865/mo
+ security of $865. Incl
cable, water, trash.
Marathon 3/2 Non wa-
terfront partfurn, avail
May 1. 1800 + utils. Call
Marcy 305-289-6505
Coldwell Banker Schmitt
Real Estate
Marathon beautiful,
breezy, spacious 2/2
home. Extended lot. A/C,
W/D & appls. $1600.
Must see. 305-788-9911
Marathon MM51.
Furnished 3/2 Designer
Home, 30' dock on ocean
side canal. 3 stories,
$2500/mo. + utilities.
F/L/S, 6 mo. min lease.
Call 954-465-1491

Marathon open water
views. 2/2 renovated w/
granite & SS appls, new
IW/D, Irg porch. F/L/S.
$1750/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

I Listing
_MM 101.50/S 2BR/2BA,
fenced backyard, C-A/C.
982 Oleander Rd. No
smoking or pets $1,300
F/L/. 305-451-0591
MM 92 0/S 2/2 house w/
ocean view, W/D. $1,400
includes utilities w/cap.
F/ULD 702-374-7128
MM 93 beautiful, private
1 BR oceanfront home,
pets ok. $1,650 mo.

CB Listing
Port Largo
'"$2,000 mo. F/L/S
Ramrod Key. 2BR/2BA,
canal w/60' dock. Newly
remodeled. All tile. $1550
mo annual. FLS. No large
dogs. 954-803-4051

Tavernier2/1, panormic
bay view, enjoy sunsets,
island kitchen, tiled
throughout, large lot,
$1400 mo. 305-598-8719

Homes for Rent
3/2 unfurnished home
on BPK, dogs welcome,
on 4 lots for sale or rent,
call 305-304-7043,
$2200.00 mth. 1st& sec.
joe Key, Atlantic side MM
23, Waterfront 3/2 on
clean deep canal. Fully
furnished. Covered park-
ing, boat dockage,open
water views, great sun-
sets, storage room. Yard
maintenance included.
Short trip to Key West or
Reef fishing. $2,500/mo.
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Beautiful ocean views,
Windley Key MM 84.5,
1/1, freshly redone, spa-
cious MH w/patio, 2 park-
ing spaces, Chickee hut
& picnic area right out-
side your door. Must see.

with the Keynoter's
classified section.

3/2 Open
Boat slip und
FSBO 305-872-
3bed/2bath $45,000
Never Rent Again'
For listings call
B00-749-8168, DO

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Waterfront MM 101
B/S3BR/2BA.45 cone
dock S550k Key Largo
Real Estate 451-2380

Direct Oceanfront
Islamorada 1bed/l bath
Mobile Home. Exc cond.
own land $465,000

For sale by owner MM
96.6 0/S completely re-
modeled 2/1. boat ramp,
picnic area $329,000.
Adjoining 7500 s.f. lot
also avail. 508-726-7301
No Brokers please

Grassy Key 55 + Park
2003 Cherokee TT 38'
2/bed. slide-out, qood
Islamorada IBR
singlewide. recently
refurbished S12 500.

712 Mobile Homes 725 Apt Condo 725 Apt- Condo 725 *Apt- Condo -
for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent

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 1bd, 1ba,
screened porch. $775
incl water. Call Kitty
289-6510 Owner/Agent
Marathon 1 bd fully furn,
$1200 mo includes water
& electric. F/L/S.
Call 743-0235
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon Furn. 1/1.
Long term avail. Walkto
shops.Cable Included.
Shed. Boat Ramp.
Marathon on canal.
Keys RV. 1 or2 bedroom.
Florida room: Cable
included. $1100/mo +
utils. 305-587-1512
MM 93 clean 2/1 w/ off.,
W/D, shed, Irg yard, c/air,
beach, boat ramp, no.pet/
smk. $1125 + utils. Not in
MH Dark 954-347-9648

A Clean 2/1, Mthn,
newer kitchen, AC, W/D.
FIL/S $1275/mo yrly-
May 1.701 124st Gulf.
A Marathon effcy, brand
new, private entrance,
W/D, no pets/smoking
$820/mo, yr lease. F/S.
Big Pine 1/1 Duplex Apt
on swimming canal.
Washer & utilities
included. $950/mo FL/S.
304-4205 or 872-0622
Big Pine 1bed/1bath,
unfurnished, no pets or
smoking. $800/mo +
utilities, F/L/S.
Efficiency MM 82 Heart
of Islamorada. $700
+ electric. 1st + security
Executive Bay Club
MM 87.5 2/2 twnhs,
unfurn. Pool, tennis.
$1,600 mo yr lease
Grassy Key Studio Apt.
Quiet street. No pets. Util
& cable incl. $800Imo.
F/US. 305-743-7084


Homestead 2/1.5 Town-
house, new roof& kitch-
en. 1084 sq ft.
Sale: $172K or Rent for
$1050/mo 305-409-6309

KCB Gem. large must
see half duplex. 1/1 on
canal, furn/unfurn, W/D,
$1650/mo + util. F/L/S.

KCB Half duplex
2br, 2ba. W/D, tile floors,
dock. $1400 per month.
Call 481-8254
SKey Colony Beach
rental. Available April.
1 bed/ bath. Call for
details, 289-1741
Key Colony Beach 2/2.
Large dock, large screen
patio, ample parking.
$1700/mo F/L/S. Call
Kurt 481-4838
Key Largo Clean 1/1 on
canal near KL Fisheries.
$995/mo. Utils incld. Boat
slip avail. 620-330-6763


Key Largo Floating
Home Completely furn,
nice view. Avail at end of
Apri till Dec 1. F/L/S.
$775/mo incl dockage,
water & elec, & keep a
small boat at no extra
charge. 305-453-9375
Key Largo, very nice 2/1
dplx, H/O park/ ramp,
beach. $1400 incl util.
Pets OK. 305-942-5022
Key West Condo: 3BD /
2BA walk to beach, small
pets ok. $2,200/m F/L/S
Call Lela 305-395-0814,
Large 1 BR/1 BA condo
w/parking, W/D hook-up.
Pets ok. Marathon.
$1,100 mo. 1st& sec.
Layton / Long Key
Cheerful furn 1/1 on ca-
nal. W/D. $875 + util
F/UL/S N/S No pets.
480-200-9189 avail 5/1
Long Key, MM 68.2/1,
Open water- oceanside
private estuary, on state
park. Dock avail. Granite
kitchen, Mex. tile firs.
Eco-friendly. Fum/unfurn

725 Apt- Condo
Duplex for Rent

Long Key Oceanfront
twnhse furn 2/1.5 beach,
pool, dock. $2495/mo,
$2295/3 mo or longer.
N/P. 305-525-2938
Marathon 1/1.5 Furn
avail now thru 7/1/07.
$1600/mo Small pets
consid. Dock avail
Marathon 1/1 Near
beach, unfurnished, no
pets/smkg., $1,200/mo
+ utils, F/L/S. Cable
included. 304-6456
Marathon 1b/1b, secure/
private area, covrd porch
+ covrd carport. W/D.
No smoke or dogs. F/L/S.
Marathon 2/1. All tile,
ground floor, walk to
beach, swimming pool,
laundry. No pets, adult
condo. 743-6581.
$1200/mo L/S.
Marathon 2/1 duplex
New kitchen & bath, W/D,
close to shopping. Water
incl. Avail immediately.
$1250 + elec. 395-0755




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A Golf Course Condo
With Dockage $349,000
* Harborfront Penthouse
w/ boatsllp $609,000
Waterfront Specialists
A Great Investment
2 Full Duplexes
$450.000 & $600,000
Waterfront Specialists
Grassy Key Full Duplex
2 br, 1 ba each side.
S650K for both Call
HilllNardone Exit Realty
Indigo Reef, MM 53
Brand new 3b/2 5ba Gulf
front condo 34' boatslip
at front door Beach.
pool etc S1 5mil Will do
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725 Apt Condo- 725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent

Marathon 2bd/2ba dup.
canal/ocean side. $1600
mo + utils, F/L/S; avail
now. 305-481-4817 or

Marathon 2 Bed Water-
front duplex. Completely
remodeled, super clean.
$1250 mo, F/L/S. Call
305-393-2825 Today!
Marathon. 2 BR/1BA.
Schooner Condo.
Unfurnished. $1250 plus
utils. F/L/S.743-0235
Marathon 3/2. Central
AC, Dishwasher, W/D,
Dock. By appointment/
lease. $1600/mo.
Marathon 3/2 + family
rm, C/air, yard, & sewer.
10871 7th Ave. $1500 +
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

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Marathon Large 2Bd/1
Ba on Canal. Newly Ren-
ovated w/ Central Air,
DW, W/D, large lanai.
1700/mo, utilities in-
luded. 305-923-6609.
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
Marathon New 2/1
unfurn upper level apt.
Spacious, tiled, C/A,
W/D. $1400/mo. Premier
Properties. 743-8270
Marathon, Sombrero
Beach 3/2 unfurnished
townhouse/condo. Pool,
dock, cable inc. $1,975
+ util. F/L/S. 743-4536
Marathon Studio. Furn.
Oceanfront complex,
pool, W/D on site. Annu-
ally $900/mo + elec.
Marathon, Waterfront
Lrg studio, dockage,
includes everything.
$1100/mo F/L/S.
MM 82.5 1BR apt. ocean
view, tile floors, pier privi-
leges $950 mo. F/L/S
MM 96 Furn 2 br/2.5 ba
Buttonwood Bay Condo
w/29' Boat Slip. $2000
mo. + utils. F/S Annual
Lease. 239-398-4588
Mthn Furn 1bd apt for
long term rent. $1200 per
month. Bonefish Towers.
For info 574-875-9794
web latitude/attitude.com
All classified lie ads so
on our website


One of a kind.
Furnished duplex
MM 74 on deep canal.
Dockage for large boat,
minutes to ocean or gulf.
Private beach. Call
305-664-4214 or
305-522-5555 cell.
Reduced, $1495 Key
Largo O/S 3-story
Condo, Security, pools,
Marina, Beach, Ramp,
Tennis, cable TV, F/L/S,
lease. 2-car parking.
1/1 on canal, boat slip
available. No pets. Avail
immed. Laundry facility.
Central air. $950/mo +
$1350 sec. 743-7693

740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Marathon 1/1 Private
entrance. No smoking,
no pets. $750/mo + utils.
F/L/S. References.
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. 3- 6 mos
pref. 703-403-4218
Key Colony Beach
2/2, dock, beach, boat,
Cabana Club. $900-
$1650/wk. kcbrental.com
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
Marathon waterfront.
Weekly rental. Breathtak-
ing open water views of
Gulf & your boat from al-
most anywhere inside.
2/2.5 twnhs. Corner unit
has wraparound patio on
both levels. Massive new
boat dock. Fully furn trop-
ical paradise. Roxanne
Farrell, 863-698-6369.
Virtual tour.
MM 93 Bayfront House
View, sleeps 10, gazebo,
dock, jacuzzi, 3 level.
$3K/week, $6K/month.
305-297-9885 Raul

with the Keynoter's
classified section.

790 Business
Property for Rent
Big Pine Commercial/
Industrial land for rent or
lease. From 50'x100', 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 orfor retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802
Commercial building.
1000 s.f. MM 102 O/S
Rent or Buy.
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.

MM 91.75 zoned indus-
trial/warehouse space
avail now. Bldg recently
renovated w/high ceil-
ings. Units from
750-2000 s.f. Call for
availability 305-393-2177

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Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. 450 sq ft or
larger- up to 3,600. 1st
2mos free w/ 1Yr Ise.
Dave 305-304-0304
Store Front US 1,
Marathon. Plenty of
parking. Available Now!
Call Dave, 305-731-5521
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.
Water Lot for rent
Outdoor Resorts at Long
Key. Available now.
Long or short term.


Homes for Sale

Big Coppitt Wide Canal
Concrete seawall, large
fenced lot, legal enclo-
sure. 296-4698 Listed
owners.com ext

Homes for Sale
Big Pine Key water-
front, two lots w/ dockage
and deep water access, 3
bed, 2 bath. Go to www.
waterfront.htm $700,00.
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931
Cudjoe, 2b/1b. 14'X 60'.
Completely renovated.
Immed. occupancy. New
apple, Italian tile. $37,500.
Call Al, 305-747-0768.
Don't pay more than
$300 for closing your pur-
chase or Refi. You have
the legal right to choose
your Title company. Call
Cape Florida Title Com-
pany at 305-596-9950
Fish, Dive & Live in Key
Largo. $269K. No clos-
ing costs. Motivated sell-
er, will finance. Manufac-
tured 12' x 57' home,
2BR/1 BA, central air,
large screened porch,
new tile floor & paint.
Separate 12' x 16' apt,
1BR/1BA, new carpet.
Large 60' x 100' land-
scaped lot in Taylor
Creek Village across
from homeowners park
with boat ramp. NO
ROGO. 305-304-4455
Grassy Key 3/2 Stilt
House with private road
and secluded lot by ap-
pointment only. $460K
Islamorada 3rd floor.
Summer Sea Condo! 1/1,
bayfront, gorgeous bay
views, pool, amenities,
dockage. Sale at $439K
or rent at $1650/mo. Call
owner at 954-295-0850.
4yrs old 3/2, garage,
huge deck per side. One
side leased at $4500 per
mo. Great location &
shape. Lowest duplex for
sale. Owner 587-9830
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.
Call 304-1572
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 + dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$69,000. Lot rent $440
Knights Key/ Marathon.
3br/2ba. By owner.
Deep water dock. $620K.
305-743-2031. www.

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Homes for Sale

Marathon $1,050,000
On Yacht Harbor Island
Open Water. FSBO.
305-289-0745 www.
Marathon 2 Afford-
ables. 1Bd/1 Ba.
Remodeled, all new.
$275,000. Call
Marathon. New CBS
home with view of ocean!
3Bd/2.5Ba. For sale or
lease. $599,000. Call
305-292-7638 for appt.
Marathon waterfront.
Brand new on market!
Breathtaking open water
views of Gulf & your boat
from almost anywhere in-
side. Approx. 1400 sf,
2/2.5 twnhs. CBS stilted 2
story corner unit has
wraparound patio on both
levels. Massive new boat
dock. Kitch & baths have
stainless and granite.Ful-
ly furn tropical paradise.
Excellent weekly rental.
$785K. Roxanne Farrell,
863-698-6369. Owner is
a realtor. Virtual tour.
Open waterfront 3/2.5
w/balcony, screened in
porch w/spa, beach,
dock. Grandfathered in
Irg boat basin w/boat lift,
waterslide, patio. Also
1/1 apt. Fenced in w/
security gate, carport,
workshop. MM 105 B/S.
$2,200,000 453-9239 or
cells 828-506-9938,

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Orlando-Disney New
homes for sale. 3 and 4
beds, loaded with up-
grades, owner fin. $255k
Ramrod Key Oceanside
3/2, new carpet & paint,
furn. 38' dock, easy
access ocean or gulf.
By owner. $595k OBO.
Relocating. Highly
Marathon 2/2 w/ den.
Tropical garden home w/
partial ocean view. Backs
to quiet, treed estate.
Fully remodeled. New
high end appliances.
Price cut from $849K
Now by owner $499K
obo. 305-395-0177.
565 95th St Ocean
Marathon. F 33050
Summerland Key Af-
fordable, beautiful, brand
new 3/2 1100 sq.ft
homes. All appi inc. Turn-
key. Ship loan in place.
$289,750 305-393-0597
$890,000 canal front 2/1
home, MM 74.5, boat
ramp, concrete dock,
overlooking sanctuary,
new ac, agents wel-
comed. 305-281-6338

812 Mobile Homes 825 Condo-
for Sale Duplex for Sale

Affordable Open Water
Living! Large and com-
fortable 2br/2bth mobile
home on 60X40 lot in res-
ident-owned adult mobile
home park in central Mar-
athon. Enjoy open water
views from every room!
Some owner financing
possible. $295,000. Call
Michelle at Coldwell
Banker Schmitt R.E.
Canalfront RV in 55+
Park w/FL room and
new deck. Reduced from
$43,000 to $38,000.
FSBO Key Largo Water-
front in desirable Cross
Key. Easy access to Bay/
Ocean. 2/2,1372 sq ft.
W/Tiki, boatlift, hot tub.
Priced'to sell, $539,900
Grassy Key canalfront
doublewide mobile. 5
mins to ocean, 2mins to
bay. Dock. $485,000.
MM 60.305-216-6300
Islamorada Oceanside
M.H., MM 87.5. Marble
floors & bathroom,
granite kitchen. $18,500
OBO. 954-240-0468
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 +dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$69,000. Lot rent $440
Marathon Lot + Trailer
on 91 St. Nds lots of
work. Owner fin. avail, or
trade. Low down pmnt.
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn 2/2, centA/C,
1400sq ft, wet bar, new
tile, shed, covered porch.
Sunshine Key. 2005 40'
Hyline. 3 slideouts. AC,
W/D, lots of storage. Fur-
nished. $28,000.

825 Condo
Duplex for Sale
Islamorada MM 88.8
By Owner. Spacious 2/2
end unit 1st fir, tile & mar-
ble firs, walk-in closets,
appliances & patio. Pool
& amenities $339,000.
KCB Full Stilt Duplex
Brand new '06, CBS, 3/3
ea. side, car ports, util,
granite, tiled. On canal.
$675/$695K. 743-0008
Key Colony Beach
1/1 condo for sale by
owner. Call for details,

Key Colony Beach
2/2 condo for sale by
owner. Priced to move.
Call for details, 289-1741


Marathon 2/1 half duplex
CBS. Tile floors, new
central AC, W/D, hurri-
cane shutters. $299,000.
Call 727-768-2054.
Marathon 2/1. Nicely
decorated, clean, new
AC, 2nd floor, boat
dockage, pool. $269K.
Mthn Condo/Townhse.
Spacious 1176sf, 2bd,
1.5ba renovated. New
fixtures, appls, flooring.
Motivated seller. $385k
make offer 305-395-0970

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
Trade: Gulf access
3bed, 3bath Chrystal Riv-
er, FL. Deep canal. Trade
for Keys home. Call

860 Out of State
for Sale
Kentuky7+ Cleared
acres. $75K with easy
terms. View at www.
EZLandPurchase.com or
phone 1-866-846-4349

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
Cudjoe Gardens 2 Lots,
MM 21, 80' each on
canal, Permits in Building
Dept. $250K 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
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
Little Torch. Canal lot
with permit $350K or
$650K for lot with 3/2
CBS home under con-
struction. 305-923-1717.
Ourdoor Resorts MM66
Vacant lot. Use your RV
or build a concrete
house. No ROGO.
$ 275K. 231-218-1495
Permitted Lot
75x25 Oceanfront
$1.3 513-404-8142
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3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
www.lokeyestate.net 941-488-7695

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Classifieds 305-743-5551

880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
SRV 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
Selling 1/2 interest
100'x100' Cleared canal
lot. Sombrero. Have dock
.permit, house plans.
$273K 305-743-5218
Sombrero Beach lot for
sale. With permit and
plans. Ready to build.
$275,000. Call
Triple lot with permit.
Build your dream house
on a 1/2 acre mini estate.
Near shops, park, pool,
MM 100 $429k 451-0597


5 TBR's Market Rate.
City of Marathon only.
200,000. Call-
305-292-7638 for
Slip for sale Key Largo
Kawama. 1.5'x37' direct
ocean access with
hydrodock boat lift,
electric & water. Asking

1100 Marine

AT 743-5551.



Power Boats
16'7"'00 Ranger Flats
Boat, 115 Yamaha, low
hrs, pole platform, walk
around deck, w/trailer,
many extras. Excellent
cond. $14K 289-9938
16' Donzi Sweetsixteen
1967 Holman Moody 302
Ford. All most restored.
Have other interest.
17' Boston Whaler Mon-
tauk CC, 1994100 Merc,
bimini top, new bottom
paint. Great Shape! Mthn
$8500 obo 917-468-9111
17' Boston Whaler w/ 90
HP Evinrude, 1996,
$5,700. Also 50HP John-
son, $800.305-942-3055
17'Hydra Sport 2004
C.C., 90 HP 2004
Yamaha. Excellent cond.
$12,000. Call Shelter Bay
Marine, 743-7008
17' Key West flats skiff,
Yamaha 115HP four-cy-
cle, trailer, push/pull, new
trim tabs, exc cond. Ask-
ing $9000. 305-481-0372
18' Century 2003, C.C.,
115 HP 4-stroke 2003
Yamaha. $14,000.
Call Shelter Bay Marine,
19' 2003 Key Largo CC,
T-top. 150 Merc. out-
board. Live well, dual
batt., elec. W/ trlr & cover.
20'6" Pro Line W/A
150 hp Mercury 2003,
trailer, extras. At Grassy
Key, in the water. $8,800.
21'99 Parker, Mint.
150hp Yamaha, bimini,
Garmin GPS, Humbrd,
VHF, w/trailer. $18,800
OBO. 305-289-0111
21' 1989 Thompson
Cuddy. 4.3 Merc. I/O.
Nice. Runs great. Bimini,
dual axle trailer. $5000
obo. 585-704-3878
21' 2004 Sea Pro CC, SV
2100 Bay Boat. 150 hp
Yamaha 4 stroke, war-
ranty till 2012.2005 Mag-
ic Tilt trailer, Minn Kota
trolling motor. Great
condition. $21,500.

Power Boats
21' 83 Mark Twain cuddy
I/O, CG equip. New:lower
unit, shift console/cables.
Pwr anchor, tandem. trlr,
new tires, pwr winch, ex-
tras. $57500bo 872-0562
21' Pontoon boat w/ 50
hp Honda motor $3000;
$3700 w/trailer. Also 50
hp Evinrude $800.
305-942-3055 MM 99
22' 2001 AnglerWalk
around. Yamaha 200 W/
Trailer, VHF, GPS, AM-
FM/CD, Depth finder,
Bimini. Runs great.
23' '07 G-Boat
(Brand New Company.
Must see!). CC, 150
E-tech Evinrude. Call
Brad 305-481-6232
24' Formula. 150 hours
on new engine. Recent
All Grip. $5,000 OBO.
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'T Craft trap boat,
very clean, new elec.
puller, 200 Mercury '06
Optimax, $13,900.
26' '07Albin.
Center console, single
Yanmar 315 diesel. Call
Brad, 305-481-6232

Power Boats
28' '06 Buddy Davis CC
twin 250 Mercury Vera-
dos, t-top, head, full
cushions, leaning post.
Call Brad, 305-481-6232
29' Concord
Inboards. Mustsell.
With trailer. $5500/OBO.
Call 305-731-6066
30' '88 Carver Santego.
3067. Looks/ runs great!
Needs quick sale! 11'
beam, flybridge w/ end,
seats 6, cockpit seats 4,
furuno GPS, autopilot,
sl.dr. to superb cabin
(great liveaboard)sleeps
5, t-i/o volvo Duoprops. @
mm53. Buc value
of$31-34K. But priced @
NADA low ret. of
30' Custom Built
'Flybdge Sptfsh. Great
condition, new batteries,
bottom paint. Low hours
twin 300 hp Turbo Cat
diesels. 2 stations, full
head, Rupp riggers,
anchor winch. Must sell.
Asking $79K Make offer.
31' Silverton 1985 FB
convt. Twin 350's-new
'00 & '06, a/c, shwr, gal-
ley, good cond, clean.
32' Perma Craft 1973.
2-318 Chrysler. This boat
catches fish. Flybridge
sportfisherman with elec-
tronics. $25,000 OBO.
Call 852-4163; Leave
mnn if not available

Power Boats
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.


Power Boats
34' Crusader 1986. John
Deere 2004.375 hp w/
rebuilt twin disc 2" shaft,
solid deck & 300 gal. fuel.
Rigged for traps & deep
drop. $55,000. 852-4163
if n/a leave #.
C.Ai i .I alFIFpin 7dRa.r-FI

Power Boats
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twin Detroit
diesels, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen.
305-743-7456, Marathon


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CARIBEE CLEAN Pre-owned Boats

1987 24' Grady White WIA- 300 HPDI (04), only
68 hrs., hardtop, electronics, fishing machine!
1998 28' Pursuit CC- twin 225 Yamaha EFI,
T-top, outriggers, stored inside, $44,900.
1999 31' Contender- Twin 250 HPDI (03), dual
live wells, T-top, outriggers, full electronics,
4 batteries, $64,995
2003 21' Maverick Master Angler Yamaha 200
VZ HPDI, loaded, custom blue, cost $60K new,
stored inside. Only $29,900.
2005 26' Century Twin Yamaha F-150's, top
mnt. Outriggers, Garmin electronics, windlass,'
only 100 hrs. like new! $59,995.

Caribee Boat Sales & Marina,
MM 81.5, Islamorada
Open everyday-664-3431 or
see these boats online:

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Power Boats
35' Carolina Classic
2003, Express Sportfish.
Perfect condition, many
extras, very low hours.
Extended warranty.
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
46' Chris Craft
houseboat w/dockage,
$22,500. Islamorada
46' Ocean Sportfish,
1986. Twin 671 TI, 1700
hours, galley down, 2/2
rooms/heads. $130,000
obo. 305-619-0131,
50' Viking 1994
Sportfish. Twin 10 Cyl.
MAN Engines. $525,000.
Serious Buyers Call
2000 23' Mako CC 225
Optlmax 206 hrs. Ttop,
plotter, sounder, riggers.
2001 Nautica Rib
with 50 Yamaha
Call 954-907-1324.
2004 Action Craft 1720
Hybrid, 115 HP Mercury
OptiMaxw/low hrs. All
options w/full sunbrella
cover & Continental trail-
er. $24k. 650-464-7858
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
Ibs/35 ft. boat plus. $6500
OBO. Call 305-903-1201
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
Flats Boat. 17' Hewes
Boneflsher, 1985. Kevlar
pole, very good condi-
tion. Can be seen on Big
Pine Key. Ready to fish
the flats! Asking $5,900.
Cell 508-981-8787

16' Compac Sailboat,
Arrow trailer, 5 hp Nissan
outboard, sails & extra
stuff. $2500 OBO.
26' Pearson 1972 4ft
draft, 5 sails. In good
cond. GPS chart plotter.
Located in Marathon.
32' Island Packer'91
Excellent condition
Low hours, loaded
$95K 305-743-0165

33' Glander, shallow
draft, custom design,
raised deck. $30K.
36' Morgan Out-Island.
Center Cockpit, double
cabin, Perkins Diesel.
New Algrip, new interior.
Dingy w/ Honda. Great
live aboard or cruising.
PDQ 36 $140,000.
PDQ 32 $86,000.
.1995 Beneteau 405,
$79,000 (in St. V.).
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
2- 871TI Detroit Diesel
Engines, Running,
Takeouts, low hours.
630-518-6962 must sell.
85HP Suzuki O/B
35HP Mercury O/B.
Two TAMD41 Volvo die-
sel engines. 289-5636 or
2001 (2) counter
rotating Yamaha 225 hp
engines. OX-66 models,
appx 300 hrs. Everything
included. $9,000. Call
Steve 305-785-8403
$2000 reward for Info
leading to the recovery
and apprehension of per-
son involved in the theft
of a 2003 Yamaha 225 hp
4 stroke outboard. Stolen
from 150 cocoplum dr.
Model F225TRB.-ID-
69JX1003431. Contact
John 515-231-2789
Dock Rentals/Sales
Dockage MM 74.
On deep canal. Minutes
to ocean or gulf.
furnished duplex avail.
also. Private beach. Call
305-664-4214 or
Duck Key Rental
Deep water dockage,
oceanside. $275/mo.
Key Largo, Boat Slips
on private canal for rent.
2 Bayside and 1 Ocean-
side. 1-305-444-5565
Marathon Liveaboard
Slip for Sale. Deeded
Bay Bottom. 50 ft boat.
Reduced from $350K to
$325K. 305-395-9690
Marathon Rental Slip
21x65, 6' D, protected
view, gated, CTV, water,
pump out, liveabd ok,
20x16 tiki deck parking.
6 mo contract, 6/1-11/30.
$800 mo. 303-877-9299
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

1A-Marine Surveys
March Hare Marine Svcs
305-743-3368 Certified
Serving All The Keys
2 story floating house.
Built by boat builder in
2005.16' x40', 2/2.5,
tiled island in large kitch-
en. Double french doors
to deck. $259,000.
20' AquaSport rigged
for stone crabbing,
300 stone crab certs.,
a few traps. Best offer.
39' #1 460 hp Logger
full electronic, cruise 16
knots. Beautiful boat.
$85,000 OBO.
2003 Furuno Radar,
model 1715, low hrs,
Call 814-464-5883
500 Lobster traps. New
$25 each. 2279 B certs.
$45 each. 4000 crab
certs $5 each. 3000 +
crab traps $10 each.
7500 Watt Generator in-
dustrial strength, elec
start. Used once $1800
new, only $800 872-4360
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

All types of permits for
salell 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
Custom fitted boat
cover for 24' Bay Scott w/
hard top. Used once.
$500, OBO. 852-2988.
Dockage up to 40'. Bath
house with deck. Coco
Plum area. Free Washer
and dryer, parking. Call
Emil 305-731-3386
For Rent in Big Pine.
Commercial fishing dis-
trict, 90x90 trap storage
lot on water, fenced. Avail
797-6433 or 296-8398
Genuine Teak Lumber
Best prices, big invento-
ry. Plus King Starboard.
com or 305-743-4090



Gulf of Mexico Reef
$6,800 OBO.
Call 305-743-1952
Hard dingies-4 new.
8-12 Foot. Row or motor.
Will email pics & info.
Delivery available!!
Call 305-451-4301
Hydro boat lift, great
shape, for 32' boat.
Asking $750.
Marine Diesel Northern
Light 8 KW Gen. Valve
job 3/07, 60amps 12
volts; in boat & running.
$2500. Wayne 304-3567
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
Marine Storage Wet
Slips for Rent $450/mo
Gated Dry Storage
boats, RVs, trailers $5/ft
for 6mths, $6/ft mthly.
Gary 305-304-3610
Storage Space
available. Boat, Trailer or
RV. $5 per ft. Marathon
Boat Yard, 305-743-6341
Two Snapper Grouper
Permits (SG1)
Transferable in a
Corporation. $38,000
offer. 361-688-9071


1300 Automotive

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AT 743-5551.
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 upjunktrucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile for junk.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not. .
Call 305-332-0483.
Wrecked & towable 87
S10, 2.8,V6. Runs great
with $350 tune up. 5 new
tires, + free S10 Ig bed.
$350 obo 664-4166 Iv ms
90 Nissan 300ZX
Beautiful Blue, Come
take a look! Make Offer!
call Skip at 305-766-5593


'81 Jeep CJ5. Solid AMC
OEM frame & tub. Runs
perfectly! 61 original
miles. $5k Firm. Call
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convrt, photos, mint,
80K mi, collectorsdream!
captr2@aol.com, $13k
obo. 743-8438 Must see!
02 Toyota Prius 4 dr or
02 Toyota Camry XLE V6.
Power everything, well
cared for. $12,500 each.
03 Infiniti FX45 52k mi
NAV, DVD, rear
camera. $17,200
03 Pontiac Vibe GT
66k mi. Great condition.
Located in Marathon.
95 Buick Century
Power everything, cold
A/C, low miles, very well
maintained. $2000 obo
86 Mercedes 560SL
Low mileage, 9 out of 10
condition. Garage kept.
$14,500 obo.
'97 Chevrolet Camaro
convertible. With 53,000
miles. Stick shift, silver,
good cond. $6,500.
289-7734. Duck Key.
97 Mitsubishi RS 5 spd,
A/C, chrome wheels,
new tires, CD player.
119k mi. $3900 obo.
Marathon 305-743-0362
1992 Buick Regal; No
AC. Runs good, $950.
1985 Dodge Aires A/C,
$850 872-7253 or
1997 Mercury Tracer
$2000 OBO Good condi-
tion with new AC & radia-
tor, CD player and new
tires. Call Erica at


1360 Mopeds-
CF Motor Scooter
150 cc, water cooled,
disc brakes, 65 mph,
only 200 miles, like new.
Honda VLX motorcycle
600 cc, Illusion blue, low
miles, great cond. Call
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Purchased
in 2003.1400 miles,
showroom condition.
$5000 OBO. 743-0603
1370 Trucks-
SUVs Vans
Aluminum Service body
(by Reading). Fits Ford
or Chevy. 8' single wheel
trucks. $800 OBO.

[fl Listing
2005 Chevy Blazer. Like
new. 7500 miles. Under
warranty. Red. $13,500.
93 VW Eurovan Camper
Great condition.
05 Dodge 1500 SLT
Quad Cab Pick Up,
Hemi, 23,000 miles, CD,
AC, all power. $19,900
call 744-0583
98 Mazda 2500
Pickup. SE Ext. Cab,
4cyl, Good tires, Engine,
Paint, MPG. 190K.
$2500 firm. Contact
Anna 872-2341.
1995 Ford F150 Pickup.
A/C, Auto Transmission,
Clean. 49,000 Miles.
$3,995 OBO. Frank

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Recreational Vehicles
RV Donations, Trailer
Motor Homes. Tax
Deductible at appraised
value when donated to a
43-yr-old non-reporting
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 100 451-4555
'00 American Tradition
40' 42K miles, 1 slide,
315 diesel pusher, inmo-
tion sat. W/D, like new.
$112,000 OBO 289-9548
2005 25' Keystone trav-
el trailer. Exc condition.
Used only for 8 mo. On
secluded lot in Marathon.
Leaving state in May.
1996 34' 5th Wheel
2 slideouts, w/d, d/w. See
at Spin-drift Trailer Sales,
mm 22.5 Cudjoe 745
3131 or 744 3408

PT Cruiser Woody II
Custom Kit, new in box,
Fits 2001 and newer.

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