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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Portion of title: Keynoter
Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: May 26, 2007
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Marathon
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ISO 5^ SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2(


Hurricane season starts
next Friday. Are you pre-
pared to evacuate or stay
and weather the storm? Find
out all you need to know m-
our special hurricane prepa-
ration guide, inside your
Keynoter today.


Upper Keys students get
a chance to work with
famed artist Stacie Krupa.
young dancers are ready to
sho\ their skill and it's time
to get lads signed up in
summer programs. Find it
all iL'Attitudes, inside.



Fatal crash
A Little Torch Key man
dies after an SUV and his
motorcycle collide head-on
on Big Pine Key. See story,
Page 12.



Business ............ .19
Classifieds ...... ....-.. 41
Living ............. . .23
Obituanes ....... ... ... 18
Opinion ................ 6
Sports/Outdoors .......35
Crossword .....L'Attitudes



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)07 I C t iTE IT' .:


Keys get



$40 million



in budget


Most state money
is earmarked for
local road projects
By ALYSON CREAN
Scr .tiu I.c r, ,i le c-r

The state cinched up its fiscal
belt 1t notch Thursday \ hen Go\.
Charlie Crist signed a $71.5 bil-
lion budget for a2007-0i. a full
$2.1 billion loi er than the cur-
rent state budget.
"The -oi ernor did a cood
josb." said Rep. Ron Saunders.
\ ho v as in the Ke\ s Thursda\
to gi\e leislattl e updates to a
number of ciic organiallons.
"At a time \when \e're cnticiz-
ing local goemnment and asking
them to cut \ wasteful spending. it
would be very hypocritical o1


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Keynoter photo by KYLE TEAL
SOMBER REMEMBRANCE: Sailors who died on the 'USS
Maine' are buried in the Key West Cemetery. Memorial
Day remembrances are planned throughout the Keys. See
story. Page 23.



Delta cuts back


the state not to come out i ith a
conser\ at\ e budget."
Monroe Count\ is set to
receive some i$40 million tor
projects ranging from resurlac-
ing the high' a\ on Grass\ Ke
to expanding the lobb\ at the
Tennessee \\ illiams Theatre.
Nearly\ half a: million dollars
is earmarked as transitional
funding for the Monroe Counts
School District to make up for
fundiie the district used to
receive as a cost differential.
Uniil 21104, Monroe Count\
schools had additional tunding
included in the state funding for-
mula. based upon student enroll-
ment. that accounted for the high
cost of doing business in the


See BUDGET / 8


Gym could mean


longer school day flights out of Keys


New requirement
puts strain on
School District
By ERIN MAGEE
Sni.l,). ', e rep, .ncr :.' -

Public elementary school in
Monroe County \ ill be required
to pro% ide 150 nmiinute' per \%eek
ot physical education for stu-
dents in kindergarten throuIgh
filth grade beginning in the


I200 I7-S school 'ear under ne%\
legislation s ened b\ Goo.
Charlie Cnrs Mal~ 17.
Some schools already\ fall in
line ith the ne'. requirements.
hut others \\ill ha\ e to nake sig-
nificant changes.
"The real challenge Is to fit
this program into the already\ -
tull school da\. \\hat "e really\
need Is a Ilnger school da\ to
See GYM / 4


Airports chief
says it's normal
for summertime
By DAVID BALL
Jdba II. ,c',n:..-i r i .rr

Xlthoulgh passenger counts
for Delta's ne, dal\ tights out
of Marathon h.\ e been good.
the earner is considering cutting
back flights tw.o da\s a \week
from Jul\ to September.
Monroe Count\ Airpo ts


Director Peter Horton said.
"They wanted to eliminate
the two softest days, which are
Tuesday and Wednesday. First,
I was pretty much opposed to
the idea," said Horton, who
relayed the information to the
Florida Keys Marathon Airport
Task Force on Tuesday.
"But when running the num-
bers, we only have half a mil-
lion dollars of revenue guaran-
See DELTA /2


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Keys News


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Forecast: Partly cloudy
skies with chance of showers
and thunderstorms.


Upper Keys
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Overseas Market
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Newsroom ......(305) 296-6989
Advertising......(305) 296-6989
Fax.................(305) 296-1924

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College tuition fees frozen


FKCC thought
itwould get
a cash infusion
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


Gov. Charlie Crist put smiles
on the faces of many taxpayers
and students when he signed the
$71.5 million state budget for
2007-08 and its accompanying
veto package Thursday.
Getting his gubernatorial axe:
A 5 percent hike in tuition for
Florida's public colleges and uni-
versities.
"For students, it certainly
means financial savings," Crist
spokesman Thomas Philpot told
the Keynoter. "They can put their
focus on their education."
But colleges like Florida Keys
Community College are now


bracing themselves for an adjust-
ment period that will inevitably
come as a result of losing extra
revenue that would have come
from charging extra tuition.
Spokeswoman Lydia Estonez
said the estimated net effect
based on tuition fees projected
for the next year comes to
$66,000 money that would
have gone to this year's budget.
Tuition for Florida Keys
Community College is $70.82 for
in-state students per credit hour.
Students out of state pay $268.96
a credit hour.
The veto of a tuition increase
means the school may have to cutt
.back, depending on what comes
from a college president council
workshop President William
Seeker is now attending in
Tampa.
"It's good for the students,"


Estonez said. "And as a taxpayer,
I can appreciate some of these
cuts in the overall veto package."
Across the board, community
colleges in Florida will receive a
total of $1.3 billion, an increase
of $70.4 million from the current
budget.
Universities will be given a
total of $3.8 billion, an increase
of $199 million.
"There is budget workshop in
June and at that workshop we'll
have a better picture," Estenoz
said.
SThe college Board of Trustees
will meet June 25, beginning the.
5 p.m. in the boardroom on the
Stock' Island. campus. Board
member Brian Schmitt's term is
ending and so far, the only person
to apply for his position is Keys
attorney Tim Koenig, who previ-
ously has applied for a seat on the
board.


Screening company gets contract


DELTA / From 1

tee," Horton continued. "And in
the summer, yes, we would be
wasting money on those two
days,"
The county is providing a rev-
enue guarantee comprising a fed-
eral grant and community dona-
tions for Delta to provide the
daily nonstop service to Atlanta
for one year. Boosters expect the
route, which began in February,
will be profitable enough for
Delta to stay after the first year.
Horton said American Eagle,
the last commercial carrier at
Florida Keys Marathon Airport
that ended service in 2000, also
reduced some weekday flights
during the slow summer season.
In exchange for the reduced
weekday flights, Horton said he
is asking Delta to provide addi-
tional flights for the weekend.
Delta already provides one extra
weekend flight.
Delta officials did not return
calls for comment this week.
The flight cutbacks come just
after Horton announced that
Delta has reduced Marathon
fares to be consistent with prices
at Key West International.
z --"There have been complaints:
that the Marathon pricing- was,
too high," Horton said.. "You
can't put a premium priceohn this


The flight cutbacks come just

after Peter Horton announced

that Delta has reduced

Marathon fares to be consistent

with prices at Key West

International.


new service, especially if people
can drive 50 miles and get it
cheaper. We did hear the commu-
nity, so that's changed now."
According to www.delta
.com, a round-trip ticket to
Seattle from Marathon or Key
West in earlyAugust costs exact-
ly $574. However, adding an
additional connection (with
another carrier) out of Key West
drops the price to $447.
Previously, fares out of
Marathon cost sometimes -huri-
dreds of dollars more than out of
Key West.
But even with the higher
prices, Horton said the Delta
flights have been averaging 63
percent occupancy the first three
months of service.
According to Delta .reports,-
2,223 passengers have arrived in
Marathon the first three, npnths
:of' service, while 2,212 have


departed from the Marathon air-
field.
Horton said passengers look-
ing to travel from the Keys will
get more choices in November,
when Gulfstream is expected to
start up daily flights to Fort
Lauderdale and Tampa.
Gulfstream was initially
expected to begin with Delta last
fall, but a decision by the
Transportation Security Admin-
istration not to provide baggage
and passenger screeners halted
the deal.
TSA finally agreed to provide
screeners until a private screen-
ing company could be contracted
for both Marathon and Key West.
This week, Raytheon Co. said
its Rartheon Technical Services
*Co. won a $16.3 million contract
to provide screening services. at
both airports. The deal is for.four
years..


Keys briefs


Fight leads to
fugitive's arrest

A Key Wester was arrest-
ed for violation of probation
Tuesday after city police
were called to the Poinciana
Trailer Park on reports that
there w as a man there armed
with a shotgun.
Upon arrival, according
to police spokeswoman
Christie Phillips, a witness
directed officers to Rafael
Quintana Perez. 52, who
was standing outside his
trailer.
Perez %%as charged wth
two counts of violating pro-
bation for burglary and
theft, resisting arrest n ith-
out violence and'possession
of a firearm by a convicted
felon.




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.



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



The following is planned
for broadcast on Comcast
Cable Channel 76:
Today: Islamorada
Village Council, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Marathon
City Council (repeat), 5
p.m.
Wednesday: Keynoter,
National Weather Service
and Monroe County hurri-
cane awareness program.
7 p.m.
Thursday: County
Code Enforcement, 10
a.m.


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Saturday, -May 26, 2007


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4 -Saturday, May 26, 2007


Keys News-


e. our past


By DAN GALLAGHER

Delbert and Ceilie Chaplin built the Sea Dell
motel beginning in 1957 with one room. They
added room- each Near and it grek into a mid-


size motel in a few \years. It is one of the fet\
businesses in toin that has maintained its origi-
nal name for 50 years. The name comes from
their combined names Ceilie and Delbertn.
Photo is by Ed Swift Jr. irom a postcard


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sunday III
Real Estate Business Lifestyle I
SiM- -i. ; High gas prices
I Spiking gas prices i a p ce
shouldn't put brakes not expected
I 011 sluim ler travel,
w, to slow visitors

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* Group takes stand
against po..er plant
* Marathon chami-ber
names ne ,v director
* No..:v's the perfect
time to enjo,, some
fresh asparagus


Schools look at P.E. law


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cover all these add-ons," School
Board Chairman Andy Griffiths
said. "Fat chance in getting
funding for that."
House Bill 967 defines phys-
ical education as "the develop-
ment or maintenance of skills
related to strength, agility, flexi-
bility, movement and stamina ...
knowledge and skills regarding
teamwork and fair play ...
knowledge and skills regarding
nutrition and physical fitness as
part of a healthy lifestyle ... and,
the development of positive atti-
tudes regarding sound nutrition
and physical activity as a com-
ponent of personal well-being."
The goal of the legislation is
to help students prepare for an
active lifestyle in the future,
according to officials.
"Every child should have
physical activity every day
because it will help increase the
chances of choosing a healthy
lifestyle in years to come," Crist
said in a prepared statement.
"With childhood obesity on the
rise, it is critical that we find
ways to help children adopt
healthy habits."
But not everyone is happy
with the legislation.
"All of this is dumped on us
three months before the next
school year starts," Griffiths
said. "It's another unfunded
mandate from the state of
Florida."
Any teacher is allowed to
conduct the classes as lohg "as
they follow a predetermined


'It's another

unfunded

mandate
from the

state of
Florida.'
School Board Chairman
Andy Griffiths


structure, he said.
Board member Debra Walker
said she's concerned about the
long-term impact of this legisla-
tion.
"It will eventually eliminate
the requirement for having a cer-
tified P.E. teacher anywhere,"
said board member Debra
Walker. "I'm very sure that's not
what was intended."
She said she'll work to ensure
the district creates a policy to
maintain current physical educa-
tion standards.
The bill also recommends
schools provide 225 minutes of
physical education per week to
students in grades six through
eight.
Sunny Booker, the district's
safe-schools coordinator and
chairwoman of the School
Health Advisory Council, said
the district will spend time dur-
ing the summer developing a
county plan to support the new
legislation.


briefs


Enforcement is high
Memorial Day weekend

The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office and Florida Highway
Patrol are stepping up enforce-
ment on the roads and water-
ways this Memorial Day week-
end.
Extra deputies and traffic-
enforcement units were assigned
to Card Sound Road and the 18-
Mile stretch Friday afternoon,
when visitors started coming
into the Keys. They'll be back
Monday afternoon, when visi-
tors go home.
The Highway Patrol will par-
ticipate in three distinct enforce-


ment operations: Operation
C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident
Reduction Effort); All-American
Buckle Up Week (May 21 to
28); and the Click It or Ticket
seatbelt campaign (May 21 to
June 3).
During last year's Memorial
Day holiday period, 54 people
were killed in 51 traffic crashes
in Florida; of those, 54 percent
were alcohol-related crashes. In
addition, 63 percent of those
killed in vehicles normally
equipped with seatbelts were not
wearing seat belts.
The Sheriff's Office is also
assigning extra boat patrols in
the Upper Keys.


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Keys News


Saturday, May 26, 2007 5


School officers


remain, for now


But tough budget
means they may
not be permanent
By ERIN EHRLICH
eehrlich@keysreporter.com

The proposed removal of
deputies from four schools
prompted parents at the Monroe
County School Board meeting
Tuesday to ask for more time to
try to stop the cuts.
Monroe County Sheriff Rick
Roth was to decide the fate of the
resource officers at Sugarloaf
Elementary School, Key Largo
School, Plantation Key School
and Stanley Switlik Elementary
School on Wednesday.
But under pressure from par-
ents and schools officials to post-
pone his decision, Roth said his
budget for 2007-08 would not cut
any resource officer jobs at
least not until September when
the fiscal year ends.
Roth also said if cuts are nec-
essary at some point, one
resource officer would remain
and would float between schools.
Roth said budget restrictions
will require cuts to be made in the
force for the fiscal year starting
Oct. 1. He said resource officers
wouldn't be the only positions
subject to cutbacks road offi-
cers and other patrol positions
will be eliminated.
Roth said each resource offi-
cer costs about $100,000 per year
including salary, benefits and
equipment.
Even if resource officers'
positions are cut from the budget,
no one will be laid off, Roth said.
Officers would be reassigned into
open positions in the department.
"They are all certified officers
and they'll be given positions that
meet their qualifications," Roth
said.
He said reassigning resource
officers would not affect commu-
nity policing because school offi-
cers don't respond to calls from
the general public.
Undersheriff Col. Rick
Ramsay, who represented the
Sheriff's Office at the School
Board meeting, said keeping
school resource officers could
force cuts in patrol officers -
who do respond to calls from the


public.
"We don't take lightly the
school resource officers and their
importance in schools," Ramsay
said. "But any cut we make is
going to somehow hurt the coun-
ty."
Ramsay said cuts from street
officers would prompt com-
plaints from the public similar to
the complaints coming from par-
ents.
Anyone who makes a call to
the Sheriff's Office wants to see
an officer in a reasonable amount
of time, and cutting street offi-
cers' positions would significant-
ly increase call response time,
Ramsay said.
"By removing them from
schools, you're putting our com-
munity in danger," Key Largo
School Principal Annette
Martinson said.
After an hour-long question-
and-answer session, Super-
intendent Randy Acevedo asked
Ramsay if Roth would postpone
the final decision until the School
Board could discuss finding
funding for resource officers
through municipal and school
budgets.
"When you're talking about
child safety, we're willing to
work with our budget to try and
help," Acevedo said.
Board.member Debra Walker
suggested asking the city of
Marathon and village of
Islamorada to "pick up slack"
and help fund the resource offi-
cers for next year.
"I don't think we should end
that discussion with, 'Oh, I don't
think they'll do it,'" Walker said.
Board member Steven
Pribramsky said the board
empathizes with cutting positions
and he believes participation
from the cities is key.
"I think we can put some com-
munity peer pressure on these vil-
lages," Pribramsky said.
Roth said he agrees and wants
to keep the resource officers if
funding can be found from other
places within the county.
"We'll keep them until the last
day of September giving every-
body, us included, a chance to
find funding for them," Roth
said. "By then, hopefully we'll
have some other plans made."


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Keys Opinion


Memorial Day deserves

solemn remembrance

Flags, gravesite ceremonies, solemn parades and even the
wearing of red poppies are all associated with Memoral Day
observances in this country.
While too often the focus is on fun and sun and the start of
summer vacations, Memorial Day has a history that dates back
to sacrifice on the field of battle and the importance of honoring
those who died for their country.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by
Gen. John Logan and first observed May 30, 1868, when flow-
ers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers
at Arlington National Cemetery.
The carnage of World War I contributed the. idea of wearing
red poppies in remembrance of the war dead, inspired by the
poem Flanders Fields."
The poem was written in 1915 by John McCrae, a Canadian
Army surgeon, after surviving almost 20 days of some of the
most intense fighting of World War I near Ypres in Belgium.-
the area traditionally called Flanders.
McCrae penned the poem after watching a close friend die
during that battle and be buried in a makeshift grave marked by
a wooden cross. In between the other crosses, wild poppies were
beginning to grow.
While the casualty rates we are experiencing in Iraq and
.Afghanistan don't compare to those of World War I, thousands
of American soldiers have died, and tens of thousands have been
severely injured.
This makes McCrae's words just as poignant in 2007.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae

Since 2000, a congressional resolution has urged all
Americans to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. in keeping
with the solemnity of the day. That seems a fitting way to
remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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Converting Lucky's Landing would damage Keys


EDITOR:
The Big Pine Key Civic Association supports
Lucky's Landing homeowners in their fight to
remain in their homes for the following reasons.
The owners of Lucky's Landing on Little
Torch Key are petitioning Monroe County for
an amendment to the land-use maps that would
allow them to change the zoning designation
from urban residential mobile home.to urban
residential.
If Lucky's Landing is successful, every
mobile-park owner in the Keys will use this
precedent to petition the county for a land-use
change. This will then allow them to petition the
county for the same changes and evict their resi-
dents for redevelopment to market-rate condo-
miniums.
Lucky's Landing as presently required would
designate 30 percent of the new higher-density
condominiums as affordable housing. These so-
called new affordable units would be anything
but affordable to the present mobile-home own-
ers and most working people in Monroe County.
The county Planning Commission on May 5
voted 4-1 in favor of Lucky's Landing's petition
for the change of zoning to urban residential.
What is it that'the planners don't understand
about the current and proposed zoning?
At the time the current owners of Lucky's
Landing purchased the property, they were
aware of the present zoning and should not be
allowed to change it strictly for a profit motive.


The original intent of the zoning was to preserve
mobile parks as affordable housing.
The Lucky's Landing area is not appropriate
for high-density use such as the intersection of
Barry Road and U.S. 1. It is dangerous when
trying to cross the highway, which is also used
by Jolly Roger Estates (single-family subdivi-
sion on the south side of U.S. 1). This area also
consists of single-family zoning.
The proposed zoning change would also
inflict the following negative actions for Lower
Keys residents:
A new luxury condominium complex
would forever change the community character
of the Lower Keys.
+ The zoning-change request does not honor
the criteria under which the County Commission
is allowed to grant such changes since it would
have an adverse impact on the community.
+ The county should not go out on a limb for
the benefit of any developer. Its focus should be
preservation of truly affordable housing.
+ Public input at the Livable CommuniKeys
workshops for the Lower Keys would not honor
the Lower Keys residents' desire to maintain
rural character. A condominium complex loom-
ing over the waterfront of Little Torch Key does
not fulfill this desire.
Sandy Brown
Second vice president
Big Pine Key
Civic Association


Mayor should step aside on mobile-home votes


EDITOR:
Now I understand. While watching a
Monroe County Commission workshop and
reading the local papers, I finally get it.
Mayor MarioDi Gennaro is strongly on the
side of the mobile-park owners to the point
that he gets heated and I wondered why. Lo
and behold, he is an owner of a mobile-home
park in Homestead.
One must ask yourself if you were him,
would you cfiange or enact ordinances to pro-
tect the tenants and restrict your business?
Obviously based on his recent statements, he
won't, which bodes poorly for the residents of

Kids need more activities
EDITOR:
In response to Ms. Charlotte Quinn's letter
regarding Easter, not only did I know about the
Rotary event, I was there. My son and I attend-
ed and really enjoyed everything that was
offered. He had a great time and I am very
appreciative for all of the efforts. Thank you. I
made a nice donation as well.
But I am afraid she has misread my letter. It
said "the city of Marathon." There are very few
events for adults and fewer for the young kids.
My tax money goes to the city, not the Rotary.
For some of the white elephants the city has
spent my money on, an Easter event would have
been nice.
Mark Senmartin
Marathon


these parks.
I may not agree with him but finally I
understand it. Is it feasible that he recuse him-
self from voting on any mobile-home-park
projects? I doubt he will because his park is
in south Miami-Dade, but it would show char-
acter.
Donna Juriaco
Plantation Key

Editor's note: The mayor voted May 16 in
favor of a six-month moratorium on redevel-
opment of the parks.



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Keys Opinion


Saturday, May 26, 2007 7


Montessori's new home expands horizons


EDITOR:
Montessori Charter School in
Islamorada is winding down the first
school year in its new location at the
former Treasure Village and we have
so many wonderful accomplishments
for which to be proud.
First and foremost, the support and
effort of the teachers, staff, board
members, parents, students and com-
munity all combined to make this first
year phenomenal by all accounts. With
students from age 5 to 12 ready to
learn, the teachers and staff provided a
stimulating learning environment that
will help lead to lifelong successes.
The wonderful campus at Treasure
Village, a location that seemingly was
built with a Montessori school envi-
ronment in mind, instills in our stu-
dents a spirit of infinite discovery
inside and outside the classroom.
Reading, language arts, math, sci-
ence and other lessons are often com-
bined using the deep history of this
building. Science and nature are
explored and expanded on site through
the natural estuary,the weather station
atop the tower and the existing and
added plantings of native vegetation.
The large classroom spaces provide
for the true practice of Montessori edu-
'cation in action children learning in
small groups with an individual educa-
tional program and plenty of teacher
time. The vast library and computer
collection provide students with read-


ing and interactive materials that allow
for exploring the world outside-the
classroom.
In addition to the various class pets,
the students enjoyed learning about
tropical birds in the aviary and planted
a butterfly garden to attract additional
birds and insects.
During the year, students learned
how to dance the tango, sail a boat,
cast a fishing rod and build volcanoes.
They learned the fine art of hosting a
tea party and the intricate art of paint-:
ing with Wyland. They ran a mock
jury trial, fished offshore, created..
beautiful music and developed an
informative newspaper and a lasting
yearbook. They traveled to Shark
Valley, Kennedy Space Center,
Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
They learned about business profits
(and losses) by opening a cafe with
healthy breakfast treats as a class-trip
fundraiser. They developed business
plans to raise money for class goals.
And they gave back, raising money
and jumping rope for heart health.
They volunteered at several communi-
ty events, staffing booths, selling raffle
tickets and directing traffic.
Truly nothing great comes easy, but
dreams really do come true. Thank you
for supporting ours.-
Kelly Astin, principal
Kevin Clark, board president
Montessori Charter School
Islamorada


School bands a complete delight


EDITOR:
The evening of May 15 at Stanley
Switlik Elementary School's cafete-
ria, me and two of my friends were
enchanted by the Marathon High and
Middle School bands as they present-
ed their spring concert. It will remain
to us, and I suspect to many of those
present, one of the absolute high-
lights of the season.
Under the capable direction of
Rob Raymond, the director of
bands, they performed beautifully.
We were extremely impressed with
the dignity and presence with which
the students presented themselves as
they played the musical selections
chosen for the evening.


Please do not think that the selec-
tions were not challenging, because
they definitely were. We were
delighted to hear a mix of ballads,
marches and overtures from the
Middle School Band and the High
School Concert Band. The High
School Jazz Band set feet tapping to
"Take the A Train" and other jazz
numbers.
Mr. Raymond, the students and all
of the others connected with putting
this evening together should be com-
mended for their dedication and hard
work.
Marie De Graw
Key Colony Beach


Help out a Washington fifth-grader
EDITOR: readers would help me out by sending
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class is working on a project called plate, facts, products, etc., from your
Parade of States. We are responsible state, it would be greatly appreciated.
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we can to help "sell" our state. The Please send them to:
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A set of bleachers filled with
screaming, cheering fans can be the
difference between a win and a loss.
If you think legendary athletes like
Sammy Sosa, Dan Marino and David
Beckham have never looked to their
fans for that last boost of confidence
before making the winning hit, pass or
goal, you had better think again. Even
in our small town of Marathon, crowd
support provides the foundation for
our success.
With the school year coming to an
end, the Marathon High
School sports teams have
won numerous tourna-
ments and events, and
brought home another full
shelf of trophies. I think all
of the players would agree
that none of these awards
would have been possible .
without the support. of our
community. "More fan sup-
port always helps a team,"
says retiring Athletic
Director Bill Sympson.
While every team needs Josh
to hear the cheering of its is a ju
fans, the athletes also- rely Marath
upon the fans of Marathon Schoo
in another very important stud,
way. In fact, many teams Kathie
would not even exist at the digita
high school without the class,
financial help of the com- publis
munity. sc
Most of the funding the s
sports teams receive comes newsp
from donations, fundrais- plans th
ing and gate admissions. a jouI
When a team has a good ca'
season, the money the team
earns increases considerably.
According to Sympson, "A good year
will produce more fan support, which
increases gate money."
There are many organizations and
individuals around town that donate
time, money, supplies and equipment
to the sports teams at Marathon. The
Marathon Runners Club, Marathon
Alumni Athlete Association, Marine
Bank and the Organized Fishermen of
Florida are just a few.
Others, such as the Eigner family,
owner of Fish Tales, and Jack Carlson,
of Big Time Bait and Tackle, are
major donors, as well. Individuals like
Art Stephens and Tammy Bruland


also should be noted for their excep-
tional support.
But "there is no one organization; it
is a community effort," Sympson
says. Just check out the football field
during any home game and you will
see the many banners along the fence
that represent organizations that sup-
port us.
Some money is raised by the team
members themselves through
fundraisers, which also would not be
successful without the support of our
community. Every year,
the teams do different
S fundraisers.
S For example, the football
team cleans up after the
Seven Mile Bridge Run,
softball sells raffle tickets,
S and baseball sold snacks
during the Dolphin Derby
S and shrimp at the Original
S Marathon Seafood
Festival. Many teams also
hold dinners, Spaghetti
dinners and stone-crab din-
Frank ners are popular ways of
nior at raising money.
on High If you want to see how
I and a important fan support is,
ent in just take a look at the
Loggie's Dolphin football team.
-design Three years ago, the
which stands were packed with
hes the fans almost every home
game, which made visiting
o e teams dread our loud
paper. He screaming fans. However,
o pursue in the 2005 season, with its
rnalism record not quite up to par,
reer. the team suffered a severe
drop in admission receipts.
"It costs about $400 for a player to
be properly outfitted in a uniform,"
Coach Lance Martin says. Setbacks
like these can seriously damage a
team, and not only financially; team
morale suffers also. Since we depend
so heavily on our fans, it is crucial for
us to have consistent, unwavering fan
support, regardless of the teams'
records.
After 50 years of outstanding com-
munity support, the Marathon High
School athletic teams hope for 50
more. While it hasn't always been
easy, the town of Marathon has
always been the backbone of our
school.


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Keys.
Since 2004, the Legislature
has allocated transitional fund-
ing to ease the cut, though los-
ing the cost differential has cost
the district millions.
"It is helping with the transi-
tion," Superintendent Randy
Acevedo said. "But to lose so
much is difficult, especially on
top of losing students."
Statewide, public school
funding went up nearly 7 per-
cent to $19.3 billion, an
increase of $455 per student.
The state will pay $7,306 per
full-time student in the 2007-08
budget.
Acevedo noted that the
increase in state education
money will not be much of a
boon to the Keys because of
declining enrollment.
"The majority is for class-
size reduction," Acevedo said.
"Since we lost some students,
that took away from our overall
funding."
The state budget commits
$3.3 billion to continue cutting
class size, a mandate issued by
Florida voters in 2003.
To the chagrin of local gov-
ernment, only $100,000 of the
state budget was set aside for
local sewer projects; Marathon
is set to receive the money.
Crist had recommended $20


Keynoter


Keys cash

Gov. Charlie Crist Thursday signed the state's $71.5 bil-
lion budget for 2007-08. State Sen. Larcenia Bullard present-
ed a list of allocations for Monroe County last week during
the regular meeting of the Monroe County Commission.
Now that the budget is signed, Monroe County is slated to
receive:


Road and bridge repair work
Florida Keys Community College
Key West Mallory Dock improvements
Public schools workforce education
School District cost differential
transition supplement
Fisheries Disaster Relief
Green Turtle Hammock
Nature Preserve, Islamorada
Adults with Disabilities, vocational rehab
Marathon sewers
Plantation Tropical Nature Preserve
Windley Key police field office


$28 million
$8.5 million
$1.25 million
$958,000

$406,000
$185,000


$113,000
$104,000
$100,000
$75,000
$130,000


The lion's
share of
local project
funding in
the state
budget will
be set aside
for roadwork
and bridge
repair.


million for Keys sewers, but
the Legislature did not set it
aside.
Saunders says he is working
with his Tallahassee colleagues
to come up with a way to bond
out the full $500 million that's
estimated to complete sewer
projects throughout the Keys.
The lion's share of local
project funding in the state
budget $28 million will
be set aside for roadwork and
bridge repair, including $4 mil-
lion in improvements for North
Roosevelt Boulevard in Key
West and $1.5 million in repairs
for the Seven Mile Bridge.


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Keys News


Saturday, May 26,2007 9


Keys turkeys get carved


Saunders says
he was checking
way system works
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


It's a rough tag, but a turkey
isn't necessarily a bad idea;- it's
just a legislative proposal that
hasn't undergone the full scruti-
ny.
Each year for the past 25, the
nonprofit watchdog Florida
TaxWatch has compiled a list of
turkeys tucked into the state's
budget and encourages guberna-
torial vetoes of those proposals.
Florida TaxWatch says its
"turkey report spotlights legisla-
tive projects placed in the budget
without proper opportunity for
public review and debate; which
circumvent lawfully established
procedures; or which non-com-
petitively benefit a very limited
special interest or local area of
the state."
This year, two Keys parks hit
the cutting-room floor, but Rep.
Ron Saunders knew they were
turkeys.
"Someone came to me and
said they had this money for
parks," Saunders told the
Keynoter. "Of course, I'm not
going to say no to money for
Monroe County."
Two hundred thousand dollars
was earmarked for local parks in
the proposed budget, but the
funding did not go through any
committee review process.
Saunders proposed $100,000
for Key West's Bayview Park and


another $100,000 for a Marathon
park that does not even exist.
"I did it intentionally,"
Saunders explained, adding that
he made up a fictitious park in
Marathon. "The process was
broke. I wanted to make a point
that this isn't the way to do it."
Saunders echoes TaxWatch's
opinion that the turkey list has
nothing to do with a project or
expenditure's merit.
"When there's no process, no
hearings," Saunders said, "they
just pop up at the last minute.
How do you know its merit if it
doesn't go through the process?"
In TaxWatch's 2007 Turkey
Watch Report, the group notes


that many of the 505 turkeys on
this year's list were instances of
the Legislature not following its
own policies.
"This flock is the third largest
in number of items and $40 mil-
lion short of the record total dol-
lar amount," the report says.
The Keys parks were relative-
ly small. The two largest turkeys
on this year's list were for $14
million each, one for a perform-'
ing-arts center at a Sumter
County college, another $14 mil-
lion to refurbish Harbor Branch
at Florida Atlantic University.
Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed the
Sumter line item but not Harbor,
Branch.


Keys briefs


Fight at party
ends in arrest

Investigation of an aggravat-
ed-battery case led to the arrest
Thursday of 16-year-old Carlos
Perez, accused of causing severe
injuries to a 19-year old man
Wednesday at a Key Largo home.
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office said the incident occurred
at a party hosted by the victim.
Witnesses said Perez and two
other young men showed up at a
party and attacked the victim, and
said Perez had wrapped a metal
chain around his fist and hit the


victim multiple times in the, head.
The victim was taken to the hos-
pital and required stitches.
More arrests are pending.

Gun-toting patron
disarmed at bar

An off-duty Broward County
deputy disarmed a patron at a bar
on Windley Key early Friday.
The name of the bar wasn't
immediately available from the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
But the agency reported
deputies were called to the bar
shortly before 3 a.m. where they


found Florin Sirbu, 22, a
Romanian citizen, pinned to the
ground by the off-duty deputy
and bar security personnel.
Witnesses told deputies Sirbu
was escorted out of the bar after
he threw a cup of ice at a friend of
the off-duty officer, then report-
edly went to his truck, got a 45-
caliber pistol and tried to re-enter.
He was confronted by.security
and the deputy. The witnesses
said Sirbu pointed the gun at one
of them but was quickly knocked
to the ground and disarmed.
Sirbu was charged with aggra-
vated assault and carrying a con-
cealed handgun.


Talking turkeys

Each year, the nonprofit group Florida TaxWatch pores
over the state's proposed budget looking for what it calls
turkeys, appropriations that have bypassed the legislative
review process. TaxWatch submits its list to the governor
and recommends the items be vetoed.

Year Number of turkeys Dollar value
2007 505 $256 million
2006. 489 $295 million
2005 413 $240 million
2004 227 $202 million
2003 0 0
2002 450 $297 million
2001 528 $283 million
2000 .281 $222 million
1999 526 $235 million
1998 380 $266 million
1997 49 $51 million
Source: Florida TaxWatch


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Keys News


Crist wields


the veto axe


Governor cuts
$459 million
from the budget
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Gov. Charlie Crist "hit a
grand slam for the taxpayers of
Florida" by vetoing $459 mil-
lion in line items from the
2007-08 state budget, said
Dominic Calabro, chief execu-
tive officer of Florida
TaxWatch.
"Hopefully he set some
guidelines for next year," Rep.
Ron Saunders said. "We had a
minimum amount we could put
into these member projects."
Thursday, Crist signed into
law the 2007-08 appropria-
tions, setting a $71.5 billion
state budget while vetoing hun-
dreds of projects.
"While the budget contains
many worthwhile projects,"
Crist wrote in his veto letter to
Secretary of State Kurt
Browning, "I believe some of
these projects are more appro-
priately funded by private
organizations and charities or
are the responsibility of local
governments and not the
state."
"It seemed to have a lot
more turkeys this year,"
Saunders said of the proposed
budget that came out of the
legislative session that ended
May 4. "When the governor
was in the Keys [last] week-
end, I told him there were a lot
of opportunities to exercise his
veto."
Florida TaxWatch, a non-
profit watchdog organization,
each year creates a list it con-
siders so-called budget turkeys
that do not go through the
entire committee process and
are often sweetheart projects
injected by legislators at the
last minute.
Crist "has demonstrated his
sensitivity to the plight of
Florida's taxpayers in holding
the line on unnecessary spend-
ing and taxation and shown the
discipline and leadership to
carry out his principles,"
Calabro wrote in a statement
released Thursday.


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Crist's decision was based
upon whether the line items
went through the process cor-
rectly, whether they placed an
"additional burden" on taxpay-
ers, and whether the state could
afford them, he'said in the let-
ter to Browning.
The cuts include:
$1.5 million for a rowing
training center in Indian River
County.
$2 million for pedestrian
safety improvements in
Hillsborough County.


A number

of new

educational

projects

were cut

under

Crist's veto.


$1.5 million for a state
driving handbook without
advertising.
$1 million for an emer-
gency communications center
in Leon County. -
$2 million for an expo
center in Wakulla County.
$1 million for a perform-
ing-arts center in Manatee
County.
$6 million for a science
and technology building at St.
Thomas University in Miami-
Dade County
$8.5 million to local gov-
ernments for performance-
based incentives.
A number of new education-
al projects, including an
Internet-based reading pilot
program, were cut under
Crist's veto.
"I have carefully reviewed
the merits of any new pro-
grams contained in the budg-
et," he wrote, "and have con-
sidered the performance result
of many existing programs that
continue to receive funding.".


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Saturday, May 26, 2007 11


Reading scores go up


State releases
FCAT results.
for Monroe
By ERIN MAGEE
emagee@keysreporter.com


Tenth-grade reading test
scores went up 3 percent from
2006 scores, which had


By DAVID GOODHUE
and KEVIN WADLOW
dgoodhue@keysreporter.com


Capt. Joe Leiter, commander
of the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office contingent in Islamorada,
has put in his papers for an
August retirement.
"I have really enjoyed the
job," said Leiter, 59.
"I was a cop in the big city,
and it makes you appreciate the
small-town friendliness in a
place like this, where they still
have respect for law enforce-
mefit."
Leiter said he has no job
plans but looks forward to trav-
eling with fiance Patty Schmidt.
The couple aims to split, time
between Key Largo and Lake
Wales.
A Central Florida native,
Leiter was working in Tampa
when the local Sheriff's Office
went through a shakeup in 1980.
Then-Sheriff "Billy Freeman
'essentially hired me over the
phone," Leiter said. "He said if I
could pass a lie-detector test and
was a certified officer, I had a
job."
On patrol about a year later,
Leiter was -dispatched to check
out a waterfront home at Key
Largo's Stillwright Point for
possible marijuana smuggling.
"Everything looked quiet,
then 10 smugglers came
strolling out of the house,"
Leiter said. "I was there by
myself, with my shotgun."
That was enough for the
smugglers, who surrendered.
"I wondered what I had got-
ten myself into," he laughed. "It
was the wild, wild west back
then."
Leiter was later promoted to


dropped drastically from
2005. Most other Monroe
County students' 2007 scores
showed no definite trend of
improvement or decline.
The state Department of
Education released results of
mathematics, reading and sci-
ence sections of the Florida
Comprehensive Achievement


7' S.7iM'OR


sergeant of
countywide
traffic opera-
Stions, and
moved up
management
ranks during
-his 27-year
local career.
LEITER Leiter was
the first dis-
trict commander for Islamorada
after the village incorporated in
1997. The village contracts with
the Sheriff's Office for police
services.
"Being station chief in
Islamorada and being traffic ser-
geant were the two best-jobs I
had," he said.
Leiter is required to step
down under provisions of a
state-retirement plan.
His replacement will be
decided by Sheriff Rick Roth
and Village Manager Gary
Word. They said Roth will nar-
row a list of candidates to five
names and Word will choose
from among those candidates.
Roth said he would submit
his list to Word "in the next
week or so." He said the list
includes "several eligible lieu-
tenants and one captain," Penny
Phelps, who works in the correc-
tions department.
If no successor is chosen by
August, Lt. Tom Brazil will
serve as interim commander.
"It's coming at a good time,"
Leiter said. "I'm looking for-
ward to taking it easy and play-
ing tourist down here. And I
always said I wanted-to take off
on the Harley with a hot blonde.
It looks like it's finally going to
happen."


Test for grades four through
10 on Wednesday.
The FCAT is part of
Florida's plan to increase stu-
dent achievement by imple-
menting higher standards.
The test has scores that'cor-
respond to achievement levels.
Achievement Level 1 is the
lowest and Level 5 is the-high-
est.
Students scoring levels 3
through 5 are considered to be
"at or above grade level,"
according to the Department
of Education.
Students in every Monroe
county grade scored a higher
percentage of level 3 to 5 than
the state average on each sub-
ject, with the exception of sev-
enth grade math, which .was
one percentage point below
the state score:


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Keynoter Staff

Charles Leming, 49, of Little
Torch Key was killed Thursday
when his motorcycle was struck
nearly head-on by a sport utility
vehicle.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Leming was
riding south on U.S. 1 near mile
marker 30 when Harold
Hirchmann, a 76-year-old
Beaufort, S.C., man driving a
2005 Chevrolet SUV, drifted
from the northbound lane into
the southbound lane and into the
path of Leming's 1987 Yamaha.
Upon- impact, Leming was
reportedly ejected and ended up
on the bike path on the west side
of U.S. 1. Authorities say he died
immediately.
Hirschmann's SUV rolled
over after impact and struck a
no-parking sign and tree on the
shoulder, coming to a rest on its


Keynoter photo by KAREN QUIST
This is the aftermath.of the fatal crash Thursday on Big Pine Key.


wheels about 100 feet from
where the accident happened.
He was taken to Fishermen's
Hospital in Marathon for minor
injuries. Hirschmann reportedly
was wearing his seatbelt at the
time of the crash.
The southbound lane, near
Reef Light Tackle on Big Pine,
was closed for nearly four hours


while authorities investigated.
the scene. But traffic moved
through the center lane as
authorities helped direct it.
Leming is the 12th fatality on
Keys roads this year, the second
on a motorcycle. There were 22
highway fatalities south of
Florida City in 2006.


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Group asking
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Keys feral cats
By JESSICA MACHETTA
jmachetta@keynoter.com

Local and national feral-cat
advocacy groups have pleaded
with the U.S. Fish -& Wildlife
Service not to trap and poten-
tially euthanize many of the
strays living in the National
Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine
Key.
The cats are being rounded
up starting in June because of
their predatory nature, especial-
ly on the marsh rabbit, an
endangered species.
Now, one group is going to
the bunny man himself,
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner,
for help.
Marsh rabbits (sylvilagus
palustris hefneri) were named
for Hefner after he financed a.
1980 research study that identi-
fied the species.
Becky Robinson, president
of Alley Cat Allies, based in


Washington, sent a letter to
Hefner Thursday asking him to
"publicly denounce the lethal
population management prac-
tices being considered and urge
[Fish & Wildlife] to allow an
effective, non-lethal manage-
ment program called trap-
neuter-return ... to humanely
reduce the cat population."
Further, Alley Cat Allies
alleges the cats have been vili-
fied as the aggressor, when in
fact the rabbit's decline should
be blamed on humans: overpop-
ulation and development.
"Although we finally con-
vinced the federal government
not to simply trap and kill the
cats in the Key Deer Refuge, we
know virtually all the cats will
be killed at local shelters
because they are feral and
unadoptable," Robinson said.
"Further, [Fish & Wildlife] has
stated that trapped cats are like-
ly to remain unprotected in the
traps for as much as 12 hours,
leaving them and any other ani-
mals trapped exposed to lethal
swarms of red ants."


Robinson points to Hefner's
love for animals as proof that he
would be concerned about pit-
ting one animal against another.
On a reality TV show about
the Playboy mansion, Hefner's
live-in girlfriend Bridget
Marquardt has an indoor cat
named Gizzmo, and two stray
cats, Geller and Little-bit, are
fed and cared for outside at the
mansion.
"Obviously he has had an
interest in wildlife, in under-
standing and protecting them,"
Robinson said, hoping Hefner
"would appeal also to Fish &
Wildlife, saying indeed the rab-
bits should be protected, but
that trapping the cats and killing
them isn't the answer."
Robinson said she had not
heard any news from Hefner,
and that "it was made very clear
to us that he was very busy."
"Obviously we didn't expect
an immediate turnaround in
response," she said. "But we got
a reply from his publicist saying
the letter was received."
Hefner's public relations
office did not return calls for
comment.


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Tiny critters

can cause grief

with their stings
By ERIN MAGEE
emagee@keysreporter.com

Lionfish and tiger sharks
and barracuda, oh my!
The idea that big and scary
animals could lurk beneath the
ocean surface often frightens
visitors and newcomers in the
Keys. But what many don't
know is that one of the most
dreaded creatures in local
waters is also one of the
smallest.
Locals call them sea lice.
But they are actually the lar-
vae of thimble jellyfish, a
species of jellyfish that grows
to about two and a half cen-
timeters (about 1 inch) in
adulthood, but is only half a
millimeter in the larval stage.
"We're in the peak season
right now, which runs March
to July," said Dennis Holstein,
director of the hyperbaric
chamber and wound recovery
center at Mariners Hospital.
The jellyfish larvae contain
nematocysts, tiny stinging
mechanisms in their cells that
are triggered by pressure and
fire poison like a "spring-
loaded dart," he said.
The larvae get into bathing
suits and into the openings of
wetsuits, where they rub
against and sting the swim-
mer's skin, Hostein said.
"The more covering you
have, the more areas you have
where they can get inside and
rub," he said. "The neck and
shoulders are one of the most
common areas that get stung,
but I've seen stings all over."
The larvae are primarily at
the water's surface, said Troy
Wheatley, a captain for
Horizon Divers in Key Largo.
"Snorkelers have a worse
time of it than divers," he
said. "I wear a full wetsuit, so
if I get stung it'll be on my
neck, ankles or wrists. During
most of a dive you'll have no
contact with them, but then
you'll swim through a little
patch."
Reactions are usually mild,


Holstein said, but can be
severe for people that are
highly allergic to the poison.
"It really feels like more of
an itch than a sting," Wheatley
said. "It's usually a little
group of stings in one area."
The good news is that there
are several ways to avoid the
stings, though few are com-
pletely effective.
Marty McCafferty, a med-
ical information specialist for
the Divers Alert Network, said
the only way to completely



Locals call

them sea

lice. But

they are

actually the

larvae of

thimble

jellyfish.



prevent them is to stay out of
the water during outbreaks.
Holstein said sunblock and
lotions like Safe Sea have also
been shown to help prevent
-the stings.
The best way to minimize
stings in larvae-infested water
is to rinse off with saltwater,
he said.
"Freshwater is not the nor-
mal environment for these ani-
mals. It can trigger firing of
the stinging cells. But it's still
better than nothing," he said.
It is important to change
out of wet bathing suits to
make sure to get all the larvae
off, he said. Then put vinegar
on the affected areas, he said,
but do not rub them.
Hydrocortisone cream and
calamine lotion reduce itch-
ing, and taking Benadryl
counters an allergic reaction,
Holstein said.








Keys News


Saturday, May 26, 2007 15


Rains aren't dampening the drought


Few violations
of water rules
seen in Keys
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Even as recent rainstorms
swept South Florida, water levels
at Lake Okeechobee inched clos-
er toward an all-time record low.
"Extreme southern Florida
has received some benefit from
the rain in terms of things like
groundwater levels," said Jesus
Rodriguez, a spokesman for the
South Florida Water
Management District.
"But areas north of the Keys,
in Broward up to Lake
Okeechobee, are still very dry,"
Rodriguez said. "In regional
terms, the rains have had very lit-
tle effect on the drought."
Lake Okeechobee's parched
shores now line a mile from
where they should be.
The lake level late this week
was 9.16 feet, only inches above
the record low of 8.97 feet,
reached in the drought of 2001
considered the worst in con-
temporary Florida history.
Monroe County remains
under mandatory Phase 2 restric-
tions, which essentially limit
lawn-watering or car-washing to
early morning and evening hours
two days a week.
Keys residents are paying
attention, officials said.
Water consumption for the
same period last year has
dropped 16 percent, said Colleen
Tagle, spokeswoman for the
Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority.
"That's definitely a sign that
people are doing their best,"
Tagle said. "Especially when you
consider that people down here
were pretty conservative in their
water use before the drought."
The FKAA has been
increased monitoring of local
water use since the mandatory
restrictions went into effect in
March.
Local governments are
charged with enforcing the
water-use restrictions required by
the Water Management District,
a state agency.
"We haven't found anybody
violating the restrictions," said
Ronda Norman, Monroe County
Code Enforcement division


director. "We're watching and
taking complaints, but we
haven't written a violation yet."
One complaint from the
Middle Keys this week said a
home's automatic sprinkler sys-
tem was on during a rainstorm.
The report was turned over to
municipal officials.
"People need to keep a closer
watch on their sprinkler sys-
tems," Norman said. "But most
folks seem to have gotten the
message and realize this is a seri-
ous situation."
The story appears to be the
same throughout the region
affected by the drought,
Rodriguez said.
"There may be a few bad
apples but for the most part, peo-
ple are willing to do their part,"
he said. "They want to help out."
Lake Okeechobee is consid-
ered the centerpiece of South
Florida's freshwater system, so
its declining level as gauged
by an average of several fixed
measuring sites is of particu-
lar concern.
The 'Water Management
District has geared up an effort to
remove thousands of tons of
muck from areas left dry by the
drought. The muck, contaminat-
ed with phosphorous and other
runoff pollutants, has been dam-
aging the lake's natural system.
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Keys News


Peebles agreement goes back to hearings


Council also hears
complaints over
boat-ramp parking
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com

The Marathon City Council
met in regular session Tuesday
and took the following actions:
Voted to reconsider a
development agreement with
Peebles Corp. for the redevelop-
ment of the Key Colony Bay
Hotel.
The item was up for final


approval a month ago, but
Councilman Mike Cinque pulled
it off the consent agenda and
said the Miami developer wants
to propose a plan to develop the
required eight affordable hous-
ing units on site.
Councilman Pete
Worthington moved to reconsid-
er, which would bring the agree-
ment back to public hearings
before the Planning Commission
and City Council.
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vide the affordable-housing
component before any demoli-
tion or construction begins on
the market-rate rooms.
The agreement allowed rede-
velopment of the 80-room hotel
into 72 multi-bedroom suites
along with a new restaurant and
spa.
Heard from City Manager
Mike Puto that he and city staff
are looking into complaints of a
property owner on Harbor Drive
using a vacant lot as parking for
the new city-built public boat
ramp at Harbor Drive and
Aviation Boulevard.
Piito said he sent a notice to
the property owner to cease
activities, and now Puto is inves-
tigating the legality of shutting
down the parking.
Residents Tonia and Danny
Piedra said there are consistently
15 trucks with boat trailers
parked at the property, which is
in a residential neighborhood.
They said the property owner
wants to convince the city to
purchase the property for use as
an official parking lot.
+ Heard a presentation by
Myra Wittenberg of the Key


City of Layton
.O. Box 778
Mile Marker 68.5 Long Key, Florida 33001
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
TO: Snapper Creek Realty Trust DTD
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 410, Long Key, FL 33001
PREMISES ADDRESS: 133 Snapper Creek Drive
ZONING: RU1,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT AN INSPECTION OF THE ABOVE PREMISES
DISCLOSED THAT YOU HAVE VIOLATED THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
OF THE CITY OF LAYTON, FLORIDA.
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS SECTION:
S15.09. Nuisances
S 15.18 Trash, Garbage, Refuse Removal and Lot Maintenance.
S15.18.2 All lots shall be maintained free of dead tree limbs, dead or fallen trees, and all other
refuse and waste that creates an eyesore, nuisance or potential health or safety problem.
THEREFORE, YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED THAT ON OR BEFORE JUNE 24, 2007,
YOU ARE TO CORRECT SAID VIOLATION AND NOTIFY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT
OFFICIAL THAT THE VIOLATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED. IF THE VIOLATION IS NOT
CORRECTED, THAN A HEARING WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE CODE ENFORCE-
MENT BOARD AND IF THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT A VIOLATION EXISTS, A
FINE CAN BE LEVIED UP TO $250 FOR EACH DAY THAT THE VIOLATION EXISTED.
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT HOWARD (MAC)
MACBAIN AT CITY HALL 305-664-4667.
HOWARD MACBAIN
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL
CITY OF LAYTON
Published Keynoter 5/26/07


West Transportation Department
about the Lower Keys shuttle
that runs from Marathon to Key
West.
Wittenberg said the city's ini-
tial $38,000 contribution should
fund the program into the 2009
budget year, at which point the
council will have to decide
whether to continue funding.
The council requested
Wittenberg investigate extend-
ing the route north to Florida
Keys Marathon Airport and pos-
sibly Key Colony Beach. The
bus currently picks up passen-
gers on Sombrero Beach Road,
which is where the American
Coach buses from Homestead
end their Keys route.
Heard a presentation by
Realtor Karen Farley-Wilkinson
on ways the city can facilitate
more affordable housing
options.
Wilkinson proposed the city
loan the 20 percent down pay-
ment to Marathon residents
seeking to purchase homes. The
money would be paid back upon
sale of the property.
The homebuyer would have
to qualify through traditional
mortgage lenders and could
draw as much as $100,000 from
the city for a down payment.


Wilkinson said the city loans
could be funded by the city's
current impact fees, private
grants and Realtors, who would
donate 10 percent of their com-
mission.
Appointed eight people to
the city's Landscaping
Beautification Board: Patty Ivey
from the Florida Department of
Transportation, Cristina Lindley
and Charlene Wylie from the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection, Linnea
Cunningham from the Marathon
Garden Club, Franco D'Ascanio
from D'Asign Source, Kevin
Woodland from Property
Doctors and residents Claude
Haliqua and Peter Chapman,
who also have landscaping expe-
rience.
The board will help create a
Highway beautification master
plan and assist DOT in U.S. 1
corridor landscaping.
+ Approved disbursement of
a $25,000 grant previously allo-
cated to the Rural Health
Network. It was unknown
whether the Rural Health
Network would be providing
low-cost health care in
Marathon, buit Puto said the
group found a suitable location
in which to operate.


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Keys News


Saturday, May 26, 2007 17


Village raises affordable cap


By ERIN EHRICH.
eehrlich@keysreporter.com


Islamorada will let owners of
affordable housing sell for full
price 20 years after their deeds
were recorded if they were
recorded before this year.
After hours of discussion over
several meetings, the Village
Council decided Thursday that,
starting this year, homes built
with affordable-housing permits
will have permanent restrictions
on their selling prices.
Deed restrictions recorded this
year and in the future will last "in
perpetuity," with an initial 30-
year restriction automatically
renewed for 10-year periods,
according to Deputy Village
Manager Ed Koconis.
Deed restrictions limit the
selling price of homes that are
granted building permits as
affordable housing under income
guidelines. For several weeks,
many residents were uncertain
whether expiration dates on their
deed restrictions would -still
apply.


Mayor Dave Boemer said he
hopes this will be the last time
any resident is confused about the
situation.
"The old is the old, and the
new is the new," Boemer said.
"That's it."
Councilman Chris Sante and
Deb Gillis, chairwoman of
Islamorada's Workforce/Afford-
able Housing Citizen's Advisory
Committee, suggested the
changes to clarify deed restric-
tions in the ordinance that passed
May 24.
The new ordinance assists
people with the older deed restric-
tions by giving them potentially
more purchasers for their homes,
Koconis said at the meeting.
As part of the affordable-
housing discussion, the council
refined the definition of "moder-
ate-income person."
Originally, this meant a person
or family making less than about
$73,000 a year. The council
raised the maximum income
level to allow more people into'


the "affordable-housing pool."
On May 11, the council had
raised the maximum income
level to about $97,500. But Vice
Mayor Cathi Hill said she
believed that definition would
hurt residents who make much
less.
Although the higher income
level would make more residents
eligible to buy deed-restricted
housing, Hill said, increasing the
number of potential buyers would
harm lower-income residents.
The council ended up setting
the maximum income that quali-
fies a person or family for afford-
able housing at about $85,400 a
year.

Capital projects-
The council approved 4-1,
with Boemer opposed, building a
marina bathroom pavilion and
community center in Founders
Park.
Building the bathroom pavil-
ion will cost $690,000 to
$800,000. The community center
will cost $1.14 million to $1.43
million.


Groups galvanize for special session


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

State legislators are not the
only ones gearing up for the
June 12 special session aimed at
tackling property-tax reform.
Advocacy groups and local
government associations are
taking a stance to deflect tax
cuts that could affect locally
funded services.
"We're doing all we can to
encourage the citizens to get out
and start complaining" about
proposed tax reform, Assistant
Key West City Manager John
Jones said. "It's a Catch-22.
How do you as the citizens com-
plain about lowering taxes?"
During the regular legislative
session, lawmakers mulled a
number of proposals to cut
property taxes. When no plan
manifested by the May 4 end of
session, House and Senate lead-
ers called a special session.
"When you have taxpayers
saying they want relief, it's
coming," Rep. Ron Saunders
said. "We know it's coming, we
just don't know how much."
Potential cuts could impact
local services, and organizations


including the Florida League of
Cities and Florida Association
of Counties are making recom-
mendations that would enable
voters to weigh the effects of
proposed tax cuts.
The Florida Association of
Counties, on its Web site, says it
supports tax reform.
"However, Florida's 67
counties do not believe it is right
- or honest for state govern-
ment to place the burden of
property-tax relief on local gov-
ernments, while state funding
responsibilities totaling more
than $1 billion annually are
assessed to local governments."
A "special session advocacy
plan" sent out by the Florida
League of Cities suggests its
members hold public hearings
to discuss possible cuts and
reductions that might result
from the reform.
"Invite the Little League par-
ents, senior-center supporters ...
and other affected stakeholders
to hear how the current property
tax proposals might impact
them."
"Every action has an equal


and opposite reaction," Jones
said. "We could be hurt real bad.
[Key West] is a pay-as-you-go
city. When we tighten our belts,
that's cutting people, cutting
services."
Marathon City Manager
Mike Puto says it's important to
begin addressing the potential
outcomes of the special session.
"Our reserves are fairly
decent," Puto said, "but we need
to know what kind of impact
this will have. I would assume
that the politicos are already
working on this in Tallahassee
and that it's likely something
will already be done when the
session begins. I think they're
putting it together now."
"Local government needs to
prioritize," Saunders said. "That
means that they don't cut fire-
fighters, but look at their budg-
ets strictly. Fund the most
important services first. After
you fund all the important
things, if you want luxury items,
then do it:"
"Cutting municipal budgets
is not tax reform," wrote John
Charles Thomas, director of leg-
islative and public affairs for the
Florida League of Cities.


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Keys News


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'Glades park workshops
coming to the Keys

Since 2003, Everglades
National Park has been planning
to update its general management
plan that will guide park manage-
ment for the next 20 years.
As part of the process, a pre-
liminary alternatives newsletter
has just been published. The doc-
ument is available for review and
comment, and public workshops
have been scheduled for the first
two weeks of June.
The plan addresses issues
such as management of Florida
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lenges such as the impacts of the
high cost of living and housing
on the park's ability to recruit and
retain park employees.
The workshops run from 5 to
8 p.m:, with two separate, repeat-
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opportunities to learn more about
the preliminary alternatives and
provide comments.
The Keys workshops:
June 7: Key Largo Holiday
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+ June 12: Holiday Isle
Resort, mile marker 84.
The public comment period
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

The City of Key West has applied for and received a Community Development
Disaster Recovery Block Grant for the purpose of Housing Rehabilitation or
Replacement. This program is designed to perform general code related repairs
and improvements of single family homes for low to moderate income
homeowners located in all areas of Monroe County. If you are a licensed
general contractor and are interested in bidding for this work. please call
(352) 381-1975 and request an application package. The deadline for
receiving applications is ,June 22. 2007.


Items eligible for repair include roofs, heating and cooling systems, plumbing,
electrical and other code related housing systems. New construction will be for
replacement site built housing based on plans provided by the contractor
providing the lowest bid.

Contractors must provide proof of workers compensation and liability insurance
to be considered for this program. Insurance: $100,000/$300,000 coverage for
contractor's public liability (including accidental death and bodily injury), or
$300,000 comprehensive coverage and $100,000 coverage of property damage (in
addition to bodily injury), with a certificate of insurance from the insurer
guaranteeing ten (10) day notice to the City of Key West Development Office
before discontinuing coverage.

Details for participation and program rules and regulations will be discussed at a
meeting that will be scheduled after applications are received and reviewed. If you
have any questions regarding this notice, please call James (Jay) Moseley, Vice
President, Meridian Community Services Group, Inc. (352) 381-1975. Please
return your completed application along with insurance certificates to:
Meridian Community Services Group, Inc.
1111 12th Street, Unit 102
Key West, Florida 33040

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Published Keynoter 5/26/07


Eleanor Roth


5.





ROTH
ROTH


E Ileano r
(Ellen) Roth.
63 of Mara-
thon died
Moy 2d
She was
born Jan. 29.
19J3, to the
Ortmiullers on
Long Island
Nl ', arna
,vas a 30-


yeor resident of the Keys
She began her fomnit, Aitr
Fred Roth in Connecticut
Moving to the Keys shortly after
the binh ... their son. Mrs Rthn
become involved in t.Mararhon.
She spent many, ,eors volunteer-
ing at Stanley Sw/itlik Elementor,
School until the farnly business
grew too large for Mr Roth to
handle himself.
Together with her husbond
and son. she was instrumental, in
the success or Fred's Beds ana
Shells and Gifts She loved her
pets and you would often final
her in the store giving a treat to
one or her dogs.
She considered ner greatest
achie'..'ement her son
Fred's Beds, in rMlarathon and
on Big Coppift Ke will ,e closed
today Sundao ana Mvonrday in


respect to her memory
Her parents preceded rMlrs
Roth in leath
She is survived by her hu:-
Dand Fred Roth and son Fred
Roth Jr. of Marathon daughters
Laura Spence of 'aioldiao, GO.,
and RFenee Kozack of Denham
Springs La. brother Fred
Ortmurller of Long Island; and
Tive grandchildren.
Service es will Oi nel, at o prt-
jote residence Tuesclay at ?
p n- Call o432-9159 for more
information

Donald Reid
Donald 0. Reid 70, died May
17 at Baptist Hospital in Miamri.
He was a resident of Linle
Torch Key for 26 years anrd loved
fishing and diving with frienas
and family He enjoed his eorly-
rorning coffee each aa3,r at the
Big Pine Restaurant with rhs obud-
dies
He is survived D' nis wife
Mary Lou stepdaughrters JIll
Bonner, Janine Pierro (Charles)
and Judy Bonr (Fred); 15 grand-
children and one greao-grorn-
cnild
A celebl:raton of life ,.ill be
hell June lo ot 649 Powell Ave.,
Little Tcrch Key. irorn noon rto
2 pm.


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Kys Business


Saturday, May 26, 2007
KEYNOTER


rie at the pump Samess to head chamber


Kys briefs


TIB announces
three promotions

Sean Humphrey, \ho
joined TIB Bank in 2004.
has been promoted to assis-
tant\ ice president and
branch manager of the North
Roose\elh Branch in Ke\
West.
Previousl. Humphrey
bhed in Spain for several
years where he earned an
associate's in mana-ement
and a bachelor's in ps\cholo-
P-.
He hves in Key West \ith
his wife Teresa.
Mona YeaEer has been
promoted to bank officer in
the human-resources depart-
ment and is the recruiting
officer for the Ke. s/
Homestead markets.
Yeaaer be-an at TIB in
2001 as a consumer loan
specialist and has since
worked as a commercial loan
administrative assistant, and
assistant to the chief retail
officer and facilities manager
for all TIB markets. She was
previously a real-estate
agent, legal secretar./parale-
gal and office manager.
She, her husband Jim and
daughter Jaimie Keele like in
Key Largo.
lelisa Figueroa. with
TIB since 2003. has been
promoted from bank officer
to assistant \ice president in
the electromc-banking
department.
Figueroa previously was a
monetary sen ices support
manager and electronic
banking manager.


New director
formally takes
post June 18
By PAMELA J. SUAREZ
Keynoter contributor

The Gre7Ater Marathon'
Chamber of Commerce has cho-
sen a new executive director, and
he has a name many area resi-
dents will recognize.
Daniel Samess, 28, son of
Marathon family physician Dr.
Ron Samess, has been tapped to
lead the chamber following for-


MARTHO A


SAMES

SAMESS


mer director
Audrey
Moir's retire-
ment in April.
Samess will
officially
begin his new
job on June
18, but he is
already gear-
ing up for the


challenge.
, "We're definitely trying to
think outside the box in providing
[area businesses] with additional
tools to succeed in this unique


market that is the Keys," Samess
said.
Samess cited employee reten-
tion as one of the most com-
pelling issues facing area busi-
nesses and said he looks forward
to exploring innovative ways to
decrease turnover.
"One of the biggest challenges
is the hotly debated topic of
affordable housing," Samess
said. "Although there is only so
much we can do, we want to find
a way to address that and increase
the chances for retaining valued
employees."

See CHAMBER / 21


Climate change a priority


Utility Board
approves plan
on Wednesday
The Utility Board of Key West
approved the addition of a cli-
mate-change business priority to
Keys Energy Services' strategic
plan at the regular meeting
Wednesday at the William Arnold
Service Building, 1001 James St.
in Key West.
During the board's strategic
planning workshop April 18, pre-


viously adopted strategies were
reviewed and approved for fiscal
year 2008,. and the board dis-
cussed the need for a new strate-
gy to address Keys. Energy's
response to climate change.
"Climate change is an issue
that is important to many of our
customers," said Lynne Tejeda,
Keys Energy general manager.
The utility "must be prepared to
respond to this issue."
The measure asked Keys
Energy "develop a plan to reduce


atmospheric concentrations of
greenhouse gases while consider-
ing the rate impact on Keys
Energy customers," and Keys
Energy staff developed the fol-
lowing priorities:
Developing an education
program to help customers learn
about climate change and what
they can do to help.
Identifying customer assis-
tance programs and determining
feasibility of implementation.
+ Implementing green initia-

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Coffee Plantation
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The Coflee Plantanon's
quaint conch home, painted
Slhite and accessonzed b\
flower-filled boxes that hane
from the porch railing, beck-
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brewed goods.
Theo and Diane Glone
visited during Fantass Fe-st
2003, despaired they could
not find a "good cup of cof-
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Their business, situated
on Caroline Street. is the
invimtng result.
Warm colors and unique
items, such a KeN lime thim-
ble cookies and biscotti.
ereet customers as the\
make their say past a large.
swuim wraparound porch and
through o\ ersiuffed couches.
coffee tables and a room
dedicated to Internet use.
While the staples such a,
cafe mocha and a lane can
still be found, the Glories
have also come up with new
blends like the Cafe
Viennese.
The menu, Theo said, is
inclusive of "small bites."
such as fresh fruit, eranola.
bagel. homemade muffins.
cinnamon rolls, scones.
soups and chicken salad. It is
gro mng to include w raps,
sand iches and other salads.
The Coffee Plantation,
713 Caroline St.. Is open
seven days a week from 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. Go.towww
.coffeeplantatiopkeywest
.com or call 295-980'.


50 YEARS: The Marathon Business and Professional Women's Club was chartered on May
11, 1957, with 108 members. Celebrating the club's 50th anniversary at Sombrero Country
Club are (from left) First Vice President Marjorie Roberts, Corresponding Secretary Johanne
Laning, Recording Secretary Sara Fabian, President Cynthia Grant, Second Vice President
Cathy Simone-McKoy and Treasurer Kelly Carter.










20 Saturday, May 26, 2007


Keys Business


Kevs briefs


Electric co-op
honors Kornetti

S' The Florida
SKey Electric
Cooperative
;- recently hon-
ored John
Kornetti as the
fifth recipient
of the compa-
Sny's Illumina-
KORNETTI tion Award.
Kornetti
was selected for the award for
performing well as a journeyman
lineman, the example he sets for
other employees and for his ded-


ication to local youth.
Among other commitments,
Kornetti founded and organizes
an annual summer youth foot-
ball camp in Marathon, which
focuses on teaching the funda-
mentals of football to children
7 to 17 years old.
His idea was to offer young
players the chance to "train
like the pros with the pros" and
has since 2004 arranged for
professional and college foot-
lall players such as Marathon
High School graduates Tony
Bryait and Joey Struyf to help
coach.
Kornetti has worked at
FKEC for 21 years and lives in


Marathon with his wife and
two sons.

Teacher wins
Keys dive trip

A retired high school teacher
who began diving in the 1970s
won a Keys dive vacation in the
Drive and Dive Contest spon-
sored by the Keys Association of
Dive Operators and Scuba
Diving magazine.
Carol Cohen of Freehold,
N.J., was the name drawn from
about 3,500 entries at the Florida
Keys Eco-Discovery Center in
Key West.
Cohen, 60, was introduced to
diving on her second date with
Saul "Sonny" Cohen, the man
who became her husband and
long-term dive buddy.
"In '72 I was certified, and
last year I dove 19 times."
Cohen was scouting for new
dive destinations at the Beneath
Sthe Sea consumer dive show in
March in Secaucus, N.J., and
entered the Drive and Dive
Contest at the Florida Keys pavil-
ion.
The prize includes a one-


NO FRAUD: First State Bank hosts a seminar on real estate
fraud on April 30 at Jacob's Aquatic Center in Key Largo.
Giving presentations on how to identify, prevent and
protect oneself from fraud are (from left) Maggie Buck,
sales manager with Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors in
Miami; Jim Lupino, attorney and managing partner with
Hershoff, Lupino and Yagel in Tavernier; TK Heatley, First
State Bank vice president and loan officer; Matey Veissi,
principal Realtor with Veissi and Associates in Miami; and
Nancy Hogan, managing broker with Coldwell Banker's
Coral Gables San Remo office.


week vacation package for two
with lodging, rental car, rental
dive tanks in each of the Keys'
five regions, a full set of
ScubaPro dive equipment to use
and own, admission for two to
the Florida Keys History of
Diving Museum in Islamorada
and a VIP tour for two of the
Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

Key Largo man
promoted at trust


Co
-Gables
Co., an
pendent


ral
Trust
inde-
state-


chartered
trust company
in Miami-
Dade County,
has named
ALBRIGHT R o b e r t
Albright of
Key Largo as vice president of
business development.
Albright has more than 20
years of experience in the finan-
cial industry, specializing in trust
and investment management. He
was previously a Florida account
representative with Glenmede
Trust Co.
Albright completed the fidu-
ciary tax program at Pace
University graduate school of


business and is a graduate of
Villanova University and the
Philadelphia Center for Legal
Studies.

Market Share
at new location

The Market Share Co.,
Fantasy Fest and Key Exposure
have opened shop at the Twelfth
Street Professional Building
behind Kmart in Key West.
Market Share, operating in
Key West since 1989, is a public
relations, marketing and adver-
tising agency that is probably
best known for producing
Fantasy Fest for the Tourist
Development Association, but
also produces the Key Exposure
Island Guide Magazine and is an
information liaison for the
Florida Department of
Transportation to Monroe
County.
The company's new head-
quarters is at 1111 Twelfth
Street, Suite 211, Key West.
For more, call 296-5596 or
visit www.marketsharecom
pany.com or www.keyexpo
sure.com.
Fantasy Fest information can
be found at www.fantasyfest
.net, or by calling 296-1817.


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Keys Business


Saturday, May 26, 2007 21


Samess gets the nod


CHAMBER / From 19

Chamber President Stacie
Kidwell expressed her satisfac-
tion with Samess' appointment.
"We just thought he was an
outstanding candidate with great
enthusiasm," Kidwell said.
"He'll bring a breath of fresh air
to the chamber. He has a lot of
good ideas and we're just delight-f
ed to have him."
After graduating from
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
School in Broward County,
Samess earned a bachelor's
degree in psychology with a con-
centration in performance man-
agement from Florida State
University and a master's degree
in performance and sport psy-
chology from Georgia Southern


Utility


gets


ENERGY / From 19

tives for Keys Energy facilities
and operations.
Lobbying the Florida
Municipal Power Agency to
establish renewable goals for all
of its member utilities.
"While the business priority
may now be official, it has long
been the unofficial policy of the
utility to promote energy conser-
vation programs and services
such as our free home energy sur-
veys and annual tree giveaway,
which to date has allowed [us] to
give more than 30,000 native
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Samess moved to Marathon in
2004, where he has served as a
case manager at the Guidance
Clinic of the Middle Keys and as
a crisis/family counselor at
Wesley House family Services.
His wife, Liz, is an interior
designer with D'Asign Source in
Marathon.
Although his new job will
demand a great deal of his time
and energy, Samess plans to
make room on his schedule for
recreation, too.
"Liz and I are proud citizens
of Marathon and love to be on the
water fishing, diving, playing
tennis and of course relaxing with
friends and family. We appreciate
the laidback nature of the Keys
and the diverse people that make
the Keys so special and unique."


greener

conserve energy," Tejeda said.
In other business, the board:
Appointed Magali Alvarez
to the Career Service Council for
a two year term. The council was
created in Monroe County in
1969 and operates under authori-
ty delegated by the State
Legislature. The utility board is
one of four agencies that appoint
a representative to serve on the
council to hear appeals on sus-
pensions, demotions, and termi-
nations from employees. Other
agencies that serve on the council
include the Florida Keys
Aqueduct Authority, Mosquito
Control, and Monroe County.
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Saturday, May 26, 2007
KEYNOTER


Keys briefs


Flotilla offers
safe-boating class

U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliar Flotilla 13-08 has
v hat it calls a weekender
boainng-safety program
planned for Islamorada.
The boantng skills and
seamanship class is set fro
June 23 and 24 at Holiday
Isle Resort's Quarterdeck.
mile marker 8-1. There is a
fee tor matenals.
Thls is a comprehensive
program designed for both
beginner and expenenced
boaters. Topics include boat-
ing rules. la\i s. safety. equip-
ment. boat handling and
u weather. Those \\ho con -
plete the course ma\ get a
break on their boat insur-
ance.
For more information or
to register call Paul
Bariosze\ icz at S52-24-13.
Other similar sessions are
plarmed for Aug. 18 and 19
at the Boy Scouts camp on
Lo'.%er NMatecumbe KeN and
Sept. 8 and 9 i Islamorada
at the Zane Gre\ Lounge.

St. Peter hosting
vacation Bible school

St. Peter Catholic Church
on Big Pine Ke3 ha, themed
it; vacation Bible school for
this year "SonForce Kids." It
\\ill include songs, skits, cre-
alve crafts. games. Bible
stories and more.
It's set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 25 to 29 and is for kids
from age 4 to the si\th grade.
Call 872-2537 to register.'

Baptist church
plans 'Game Day'

The First Baptist Church
of Big Pine Ke. is preparing
for its actionn Bible School,
this year called "Game Day
Central: Where Heroes Are
Made."
Its for \ouths ages 4
through 12th grade and runs
from 6 to 8:15 p.m. June 3 to
6. Call 872-2542 for more
information.


A somber




salute


Monday's Memorial Day events
remember military sacrifices


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


As trumpets echo the notes of-
"Taps" across America Monday,
people of the nation will remain
silent.
And for the Keys, Memorial
Day brings a palpable sense of
honor and admiration to the
hearts of its many veterans, fam-
ilies of fallen soldiers and U.S.
Navy, Coast Guard and Army
personnel now serving their
country.
Each final Monday in May, as
the Coast Guard's cutters sport
their flags half-mast at 3 p.m., or
1500 hours military time, a
national moment of silence
allows residents across the coun-
try to remember and connect
with American heroes both


loved ones and complete
strangers who died for their
country while serving in any of
the branches of the American
military.
"Being a retired service mem-
ber myself, Memorial Day
means a lot because it's a time
for America to remember the
service members who put their
lives on the line for our country,"
Naval Air Station Key West
spokeswoman Trice Denny said.
Memorial Day, formerly
known as Decoration Day, start-
ed in the 1860s as an effort to
pay homage to fallen Union sol-
diers after the American Civil
War. After World War I, the cere-
mony extended to all fallen,
American soldiers of any battle


or military-related cause.
Decoration Day was first rec-
ognized by some northern states
in 1865, when it was proclaimed
by Gen. John A. Logan, national
commander of the Grand Army
Republic, that the ceremonial
decorating of fallen Union and
Confederate soldiers' grave-
stones in Arlington National
Cemetery with flowers and other
memorabilia would regularly
occur to commemorate those


who lost their lives in the war.
Originally, the South didn't
celebrate the same date as the
North.
According to numerous
Memorial Day Web sites, the
South and supporters of the
Confederacy harbored residual
hostility toward northern Union
states, and as a result, maintained
a separate day for their holiday.

See MEMORIAL / 24


Keynoter photos by KYLE TEAL
The USS Maine Memorial lies in the Key West Cemetery. The
battleship exploded in Havana Harbor in 1985, prompting the
Spanish-American War.









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The military has a long history in the Keys.


Moment of silence observed at 3 p.m.


MEMORIAL / From 23

After World War I, when the
holiday extended to honoring all
American soldiers, the country
was united in the solemn remem-
brance, though some southern
states like Texas, Alabama and
Florida still maintain an extra
Confederate Memorial Day,
along with the national holiday.
That day varies among states.
Finally, after some states had
been partaking in the holiday for
about 100 years, the Uniform
Holidays Bill first took effect in
1971, officially creating
Memorial Day, along with
President's Day, Columbus Day
and Veterans Day.
The National Moment of
Remembrance was adopted in
2000, encouraging Americans to
take a moment of silence or lis-
ten to "Taps" to honor fallen mil-
itary at 3 p.m.
With Navy and Coast Guard
bases right here in the Keys,
along with Army Special Forces,
our nation's losses stay close to
home for Keys residents.
Key West Coast Guard
spokesman Mike Bell said the
base's vessels would be fully
dressed with holiday pennants
and a larger national ensign dis-
played.
The island's naval base began
operation in 1823 in an effort to


stop piracy in the area, Denny
said.
On Feb. 15 1898, the 6,682-
ton battleship Maine traveled
from Key West to Havana, where
it exploded in Havana Harbor. It
played a role in sparking the


Spanish American War.
The military inquest that fol-
lowed was held at the Custom
House in Key West, the massive
red-brick fortress on Front Street
that is now home to the Key West
Art and Historical Society.


Memorial Day events


Following are among
the Florida Keys cere-
monies planned for
Memorial Day:
The Navy League Key
West Council has its annual
Memorial Day remem-
brance activities at 9 a.m.
Monday at the USS Maine
memorial at the Key West
Cemetery with Capt. J.R.
Brown, commanding offi-
cer of Naval Air Station Key
West. giving the address.
He's scheduled to then
head to the American
Legion on Big Coppitt Key
at 11 a.m.
American Legion Post
154 in Marathon has a
.Memorial Day service at
noon Sunday at the post,
mile marker 48 oceanside.
The color guard will pay
tribute to fallen service
members. Then at noon


Monday. a similar ceremo-
ny is planned for the
Marathon Disabled
American Veterans at U.S. 1
and Aviation Boulevard.
World War II veterans might
speak.
A service is planned
for 9 a.m. Monday at the
Florida Keys Memorial, bet-
ter known as the Hurricane
Monument, at mile marker
82. It was built to honor the
hundreds of people killed
in the Labor Day hurricane
of Sept. 2, 1935. The service
is presented by the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office and
Islamorada Boy Scout
Troop 914. The scouts will
conduct a flag ceremony
to honor the civilians and
war veterans who died dur-
ing the hurricane.
Islamorada historian Irving
Eyster is the speaker.


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Keys Living


Keys students


heading abroad


9 Take Stock
scholars enter
study program
Scholarships for study abroad
have been awarded to nine Take
Stock in Children students from
Monroe County who will travel
to eight different countries and
live with host families for three
to five'weeks.
Take Stock in Children is
Florida's mentoring and scholar-
ship program for low-income
students providing four year,
fully paid college tuition schol-
arships if students live up to con-
tracts they sign in seventh grade.
The contracts call for good
grades, staying drug- and alco-
hol-free, and acting as responsi-
ble members of the community.
The students were picked
through the Experiment in
International Living program,
said Jim Hall, Monroe County's
coordinator for Take Stock in
Children.
Six are from Key West High
School: Stephanie Carvajal,
China; Yordanys Portal, Costa
Rica; Ethan McKenzie,
Australia; Ishtiaque Ahmed,
Italy; Cheryl Chavka, Mexico;
and Lianette Cordova, Italy.

:.. v briefs


Habitat opens
classes to all

For families to qualify to
purchase Habitat for Humanity
homes, they must attend manda-
tory classes on topics related to
owning and maintaining a
home.
The information provided in
these classes is valuable and can
benefit anyone who lives in the
Keys, so Habitat has decided to
open the classes to the general
public for a nominal fee.
The first session is on a very
timely topic: "Preparing for
Hurricane Season 2007," taught
by Habitat's Lower Keys con-
struction coordinator, Curt
Kniffin. Kniffin has been a
member of the Southern Baptist
Convention Disaster Relief
Services since 1998 and has


Three are from Coral Shores:
Anna Holmbraker, Morocco;
Bella Larrazabel, Spain; and
Myriam Bilodeau, Japan.
"This wonderful opportunity
became possible because Ms.
Vera M. Shiff of Key West
opened the door through her per-
sonal contacts with senior direc-
tors of [Experiment in
International. Living] and
brought them together with John
Padget," a chief supporter of
Take Stock and former Monroe
schools superintendent.
Funding for the international
studies is provided by Padget
and the Padget Foundations, in
collaboration with Experiment
in International Living.
Monroe students are well rep-
resented, in as much "as only
about 1,100 students from the
U.S. will participate this sum-
mer.
Experiment in International
Living offers cross-cultural edu-
cation for high-school students.
It's sponsored more than 70,000
participants over its 74 years in
this work. Its purpose is to chal-
lenge young people to open their
hearts and minds to the world.
The Keys students leave the
last week of June.


traveled throughout the U.S.
helping various groups during
recovery efforts.
The public, can attend one of
two classes, 10 a.m. to noon
June 2 at the Habitat office on
Big Pine Key or 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. June 6 at Peace Covenant
Presbyterian Church on Flagler
Avenue, Key West. The fee is
$10 per person.
Call 872-4456, Ext. 112 to
register using MasterCard or
Visa.

Church changes
to summer hours

Beginning June 10, worship
services and church school for
children will be held at 9:30
a.m. at Presbyterian Kirk of the
Keys in Marathon. The church
is at 89th Street and U.S. 1.


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their'littles,' have a blast at the fourth annual Bowl for Kids Sake event at the Naval Air Station
Key West lanes. More than $8,000 was raised for the local program. For program informa-
tion, call 294-9891.









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of Camp Challenge, a special-needs camp to be held in Sorrento, Fla., in July. When the
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send him to the summer camp he so enjoys, they funded his trip by working after school
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Don't forget the life jacket


They're light,
stylish, and
they save lives
It's too hot! It doesn't look
cool! I know how to swim!
Nothing is going to happen to
me!
These are just some of the
many reasons people claim they
do not wear their life jackets.
But with approximately 700
people'drowning each year from
recreational boating accidents, it
is imperative to wear a life jack-
et at all times while you are on
the water.
Today closes out Safe
Boating Week.
Life jackets are no longer the
orange, hot and bulky vests that
are commonly associated with
on the water safety gear. New
innovations and developments in
life jackets have produced a
smaller, sleeker and much more
comfortable version of a life


jacket, leaving you with no rea-
son not to wear it.
Much like a helmet to a biker
or skate boarder, life jackets are
an essential part of your boating
safety equipment and should be
worn at all times while on the
water.
According to the Safe
Boating Campaign, of the 676
recreational boating fatalities
recorded in 2004, 90 percent of
victims were not wearing life
jackets.
Life jackets are now lighter,
less obtrusive and more attrac-
tive than ever before. The new
inflatable life jackets (personal
flotation devices) allow you the
mobility and flexibility you need
when boating, fishing or pad-
dling; and are much cooler in the
warmer weather.
There are many different
varieties of inflatable jackets,
ranging- from those that inflate
instantly when you hit the water


to those that are manually inflat-
ed. All are designed to be more
comfortable and wearable than
the traditional life jacket.
Accidents can happen at an
alarming speed anyplace or any-
time you are on the water.
Although many boaters stow
life jackets on their boat, very
few choose to wear them. But
know this: There just isn't time
to grab a life jacket and put it on
properly before you are in the
water.
If you are faced with a strong
current or unfavorable weather
conditions, you will not only
have trouble making sure you
are safe and secure in your life
jacket, but you will be unable to
help your friends, relatives, chil-
dren or other passengers that
have accompanied you in your
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Hilton Miami Airport. She received a prize package
totaling more than $5,000, and heads to the Miss
International pageant in Chicago in July. Competition is
based on an interview, aerobic wear and evening gown.
DeField, 20, is a.senior at the University of Miami majoring
in public relations and history.


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The Monroe County School
District broadcasts educational
television on Comcast Cable
Channel 78. Following are high-
lights for Monday and Tuesday:
7 a.m.: Jazz: The Legacy
of Dizzy Gillespie.
8: Urban Bush Women:
Shadow's Dance.
9: School District an-
nouncements.
10: Reinventing the
Wheel: The Continuing
Evolution of the Bicycle.
+ 10:30: I Heard That!
Listening to Classical Music.
11: Project Oceanography:
Introduction to Seagrass Beds.
11:30: Project Oceanogra-
phy: Detecting Coastal Change.
Noon: TEAMS Geometry
in My World.
+ 1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle.
1:30: Meet the Author:
Lucinda Roy.
2: Hands-On Crafts for
Kids: Rainy Day Fantasy.


2:30: NASA Connect:
Hidden Treasures: Landscape
Archaeology.
+ 3: China: Shen Wei Dance
Arts.
4: Learning Math: Geo-
metry.
5: School District an-
nouncements.
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: NASA Connect:
Rocket to the Stars.
7: Teacher-to-Teacher:
Feedback: A Powerful Tool.
+ 7:30: Teacher-to-Teacher:
Using Technology to Enhance
Algebra Instruction.
8: National Gallery of Art:
Winslow Homer: The Nature of
the Artist.
9: PAEC Tuesday Teacher
Training: Principles of
Different-iated Instruction.
10: Learning Math:
Geometry.
11: Colonial Williamsburg:
Degrees of Latitude.


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47 MONROE COUNTY TAKE STOCK GRADUATES HEAD FOR COLLEGE IN 2007

Joy, combined with tears of appreciation for family and mentor support, marked the 7th annual Take Stock In Children graduation celebration on May 19th at the Ruth
Alice Campbell Cafetorium of Switlik School in Marathon.
Forty-seven seniors from our three high schools, along with their friends, family, mentors and program supporters attended the event to acknowledge every graduate's
achievements. Each graduate received his or her four-year full-tuition college scholarship from the Monroe County Education Foundation's Take Stock In Children Program.
In addition, all graduates will have their college "local fees" fully paid for four years. Each graduate has fulfilled all the contract commitments to maintain good grades, stay
crime and drug free, follow the code of student conduct, attend the weekly mentor-mentee meetings and attend school regularly.
Since inception, the Monroe County program has awarded nearly 400 scholarships to students whose families do not have the economic ability to find a college
education. The Take Stock In Children program is the perfect example of a public-private partnership that works: All scholarship contributions raised locally are
matched dollar for dollar- by "PROJECT STARS" of the Florida Prepaid Scholarship Foundation, which is funded by the State Legislature.


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Saturday, May 26, 2007


Coral Shores High
Amanda Moates
Amy Pierson
Andr6 Hopman
Angela Davis
Angela Meador
Angie Lucas
Annette Martinson
Arturo Aulet Sr.
Belinda Serata
Carter Hannah
Cathy Koltz
Chris Ypsilanti
Christopher Parenti
Claire Johnson
Claudia Stober
Connie Dixon
Cynthia Swol
Daniel Kratish
Debbie Chaney
Diane Wischmeier
Dianne Terrasi
Elaine Keith
Elizabeth Walton
Gretchen Meyers
Holly Padgett
Jackie Jones
Jay Kasprisin
Jean Jaworski
Jeffrey Shamon
Julia Terrell
Karin Morris
Laura Pellow
Lauren Hoefert
Marlene Day
Mary Jo Fry
Michele Evans
Mike Cardwell
Mimi Young
Mona Yeager
Nancy Wells
Narelle Prew
Noella Gale
Peggie Fabel
Randy Chaney
S. Harvey Ziegler
Sherwood Hanford
Susan Russell
Susan Recarey
Suzanne Asaro
Vicki Walker
Xavier Figueredo

Horace O'Bryant
School
Antonio Acosta
Ben Harrison
Bill Robinson
Brian Barroso
Carol Brooks
Chere Marchak
Cheryl Murphy
David Rose
Deborah Mermelstein
Donna Dallas


Elizabeth Blount
Henry Boza
Jacquelyn Williams
Jennie Wolf
Julio Barroso
Kevin Bray
Larry Plummer
Leda Andrews
Letisia Powell
Linda Sue Rysman
Lynn Sobel ,
Marcia Zensinger
Marsha DePoo
Marty Jacquette
Mary Jackson
Maureen Hance
Mimi Stafford
Mitzi Krabill
Mona Clark
Nan Ramsdale
Patricia Bernreuter
Prudence Churchill
Robert Keeley
Robin Robinson
Suzanne Campbell
Suzanne Sullivan
Tim Gaffney
Willie Strange

Key Largo School
Bette Rosenthal
Bill O'Brien
Camie Mead
Carter Hannah
Christi Allen
Clover Earl
Deborah Druschel
Debra Kratish
Diana Fiddes
Elizabeth Jolin
George Earl
Ginny Delgado
Janet Knapp
Joan Scholz
Julie Alexander
Mike Cardwell
Nancy Wells
Nancy Lucas
Susan Swift

Key West High
Albert Sullivan
Amy Lachat Lynch
Angelo Morrison
Ashley Hawkins
Beverly Goldner
Burney Stafford
Carol Dochow
Catherine Kanagy
Christina Bervaldi
Cindy Wilkinson
Daniel McMahon
David Kaufelt
Dresdin Edwards
Elaine Thompson


Elisa Levy
Elizabeth
Banachowski
Gale Killion
Georgia Parks
Gerald Hughes
Gordon West
Hays Blinckmann
Helen Rowe
,Howard Wolman
Irene Brammertz
Jackie Grimm
Janine Gedmin
Jennifer Badry
Jim Hall
/ Joan Grander
Joe Viana
John Stanton
Julie Cuneo
Julie Nardi
Julio Avael
Karen Wray
Kate Baldwin
Katheryn Kilroy
Kathryn Yates
Kathryn Fraider
Kelly Morgan
Les Jackson
Lesley Messier
Linda Mendez
Linda Sue Rysman
.MaryAnn Westerlund
Melody Cooper
Patricia Hall
Paul DePoo
Pedro Fraga
Phil Wilson
Rachel Orpeza
Richard Reynolds
Rita Buckner
Roger Westerlund
Ronda Rinald
Rosanne Potter
Ruth Thurston
Ruth Reiter
Sandra Cottrell
Sandy Islands
Sharon Read
Sonya Morris
Sunny Booker.
Susan Grimsley
Teresa Riley-Wilson
Terry Wood
Terry Reid
Theresa Raven
Theresa Rothaus

Marathon Middle &
High School.
Anna Shaver
Britt Myers
Britton Skarky
Candy Kellner
Cathy Sembert
Charlene Black


Chris Gratton
Colleen Repetto
Connie Robertson
DD Holland
Dennis Loggie
Doris Hawkins
Frank Lenning
Gina Hipson
Harolyn Keeney
James Schmidt
Jerry Dyhkuisen
Jim Litrun
John Pertner
Joy Tatgenhorst
Judith Langley
Julie Botteri
Katrina Wiatt
Kevin Roberts
Lihda Skehan
Linda Mixon
Lois Giffen-
Lou Peter
Lourdes Dick
SLynda DeField
Lynn Goodwin
Marjorie Roberts
Marlene Morato
Marlisa Garrett
Michelle Coldiron
Monica Stanny
Patricia Ivey
Paula Foley
Riet Steinmetz
Robin Weiner
Robin Lynne-
Robin Russell
Teresa Allen

Plantation Key
School
Adriana Cuomo
Caroly Wightman
Lindsay Reinhold
Margie Smith
Margo Arnold
Michele Zofchak
Siegfried Scholz

Sugarloaf School
Archeila Walker
Call Roberts
Catherine Canfield
Cindy Choate
Diane Gerson
Don Yates
Flecher Neale
Jean Sheddan
Joelle Keane
Maria Fappiano
Rosalinda Hally
Sidney Goldman
Sylvia Walden
Terri Axford
Terri Hyatt


50 NEW MENTORS NEEDED


Take Stock In Children is launching its annual recruitment
campaign to find about 50 new mentors.
"We expect to award 50 new scholarships next fall," said Jim
Hall, program coordinator for Take Stock. "We don't want to leave
out any qualified student because of lack of mentors. We have
purchased the scholarships already, so they're fully funded."
Combining scholarships, mentors and hope, Take Stock offers
Monroe County Students the opportunity to escape from the cycle of


educational and financial poverty.
The scholarships will go to deserving 7th-graders from low-
income families having the desire, motivation, and ability to go to
college.
"Selected students will sign contracts agreeing to exhibit good
behavior, remain crime and drug-free, maintain satisfactory grades
and meet with their volunteer adult mentor every week,"
emphasized Gina Hipson, Take Stock student advocate in Marathon.


Albertsons Supermarket
Edith Amsterdam
Around Foundation
Clayton & Mary Ellen Beattie
Bert L. Bender
Besame Mucho, Inc.
Big Pine
& Lower Keys Rotary
Marianne S. Blanchard
Laurent de Brunhoff
& Phyllis Rose
Jean E. Harper
Charles & Marabeth Causey
M. Campbell Cawood
Ross H. Claiborne
Thomas & Kitty Clements
Prudence S. Churchill
& Lawrence Plummer
Community Blood Center of
South FL
Community Foundation of the
FL Keys
Evan & Barbara Corns
Lisa R. Cowen
Sheldon Davidson
& Susan H. Server
Eric De Boer
Dan Deneau
The Dillard Foundation
Michael A. Dively
Lee & Tharon Dunn
Fast Buck Freddies
Fausto's Food Palace
David & Judy Feffer
Katherine A. Forte
Florida Keys Children
Foundation
Foster Family Foundation
Thivo & Cole Foster
Dr. Sidney & Deborah
Goldman
Capt. Andy
& Stephanie Griffiths
Roland & Jackie Grimm
Jim & Pat Hall
Betty Hanes
Ervin & Sandra Higgs
Wayne & Elaine Hillen
Graham & Beth Humes
David & Lynn Kaufelt
KMH Vending
Key West Noon Rotary
Key West Woman's Club
The Kirby Family Foundation
Kathryn Kilgore
Francis & Peggy Kirwin
Eva Evers-Kling
& George Kling
Michael & Judie Klitenick
Edward B. Knight


Daniel & Debbie Kratish
Harry J. Kraut
Conrad & Connie Kronholm
Charles B. Krumel
Mark & Lisa Laskow
Jay Levin
Lawrence & Nancy Lewis
Charles & Sara Lister
Joseph. R. Liszka
James & Janette Litrun
Donald & Emily Lowe
Donald & Lillian Luning
Robert & Brenda MacDonald
Richard Manley
Marathon Masonic Lodge
#323
Marathon Rotary Club
Frederick & Barbara Marcus
Lewis & Patricia
Mastrobuono
Harry & Marie Mathews.
Al & Barbara McConagha
- Commissioner Charles
"Sonny" McCoy
James & Mary McCulloch
Robert J. McDonald
Daniel A. Metzler
& Ruth L. Reiter
Bill & Jenny Mead
Linda & Michael Mewshaw
Robert & Constance Miller
Alan & Sylvia Newman
Nancy Norris
Ocean Reef Foundation
John Padget
Bernie Papy, III
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Piku
Dr. Edward Pitts
& Marilyn Miller
Susan K. Recarey
Leonard J. Reiss
& Lynn Sherman
Rodel Charitable Foundation
Frank Romano
Rotary Club of Key Largo
Gregory Rowley
Kathryn Rummery
Mr. & Mrs. F. Samaha
Robert & Celeste Schettig
Anne P. Shaver
Robert & Fran Silverman
Sheriff's Department of
. Monroe County
Dr. and Mrs. David M. Shielc
Chip & Patty Simpson
The Singh Company
Piper L. Smith
Edward A. Strunk HI
Albert & Suzanne Sullivan
Sunrise Rotary of Key West


Sunset Rotary of Key West
Mr. & Mrs. John N. Taylor
Lawrence & Sharon Teacher
Truman & Co.
Unity of the Key
Upper Keys Rotary
Trip Hoffman
& Alan Van Wieren
Vera Vasek & Jim Hendrick
Tom & Jane Vetter ._
Joseph M. Viana
& Raymond H. Baker
Debra & Marshall Walker
Dr. & Mrs. Roger L.
Westerlund
Linda Wheeler & Bob Kruse
Philip and Donna Wheeler
Bert A. Whitt
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Wiley
George & Dorothy Witwer
Howard B. Wolman
& Dennis M. Hudson .
Woman Care of the Keys
Norman Wood, Sr.
Stuart Woods


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AGENDA

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE

PURSUANT TO Florida Statute 286.011(1), the Development Review
Committee of Monroe County will conduct a meeting on June 12, 2007
beginning at 1:00 PM at the Marathon Government Center, 2nd Floor, 2798
Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.

NEW ITEMS:

1. Development Agreement Section 9.5-101

Richard C. Beal / Cava Place. LLC commonly known as Skeeters
Marine. 30641 US HIGHWAY 1. Big Pine Kev. Mile Marker 31: A
request for approval of a Development Agreement in order to secure 35 res-
idential Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) allocations for the develop-
ment of affordable and employee housing and the reservation of up to
10,000 square feet of nonresidential ROGO allocations for the develop-
ment of light industry and/or retail commercial space. The subject parcels
are legally described as 26 66 29 Big Pine Key PT W1/2 of NE1/4 and 26
66 29 Big Pine Key PT Wl/2 of NE1/4, Monroe County, Florida, having
Real Estate numbers 00111078.000000 & 00111078.000300.

2. Minor Conditional Use Section 9.5-68

Ke'sFederal Credit Union. US Highway 1. Stock Island. Mile
Marker 5: A request for approval of a Minor Conditional Use Permit in
order to construct one (1) two-story building consisting of 13,405 ft of
non-residential floor area and carry out associated improvements. The
subject parcel is legally described as Lots 1-20, Square 24, Maloney Sub
Subdivision, PB 1-55, Stock Island, Monroe County, Florida, having Real
Estate Number 00124090.00

3. Amendment to a Major Conditional Use Permit Section 9.5-72

Mandalay Resort. LLC commonly known as Plava Cristal Resort.
97450 Overseas Highway. Key Largo. Mile Marker 97: A request for
an amendment to an existing Major Conditional Use permit to redevelop
a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Campground into a 90 unit resort hotel, 1
single family home and approximately 3,924 square feet of commercial
development and 14,917 square feet of back of house operations on a
11.84 acre parcel with the Land Use Designation of RV. The subject par-
cel is legally described as AMD PLAT OF MANDALAY PB2-25 KEY
LARGO TRACT 4-B (2.29AC) & TRACT 5-B (8.74AC) & ADJ BAY
BTM (2.31AC) II #22416 OR288-282/286 OR477-589/590 OR531-864
OR668-315 OR826-2489E OR926-172, Key Largo, Monroe County,
Florida, having Real Estate Number 00555010.000000.

4. Text Amendment Section 9.5-511

An Ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County
Commissioners: repealing Sections 9.5-171 through 9.5-174 of the Monroe
County Code concerning Beneficial Use Determinations; providing for new
regulations concerning Beneficial Use Determinations; providing a forum
for relief; providing an application process; providing for a hearing and rec-
ommendation by a Special Master; providing for forwarding such recom-
mendation to the Board of County Commissioners for a hearing; providing
for standards, burden of proof and forms of relief; providing for codifica-
tiB -severability and repeal of inconsistent provisions; providing for for-
warding of this Ordinance to the Department of Community Affairs and the
Secretary of State; providing for an effective date.
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Get your thumb greener


Workshops help
residents make
rain barrels

As part of the continuing
promotion of GreenThumb-cer-
tified nurseries, the Green
Living Energy Education
(GLEE), Monroe County
Cooperative Extension Service,
The Nature Conservancy and
South Florida Water
Management District have
unveiled the second round of
rain-barrel workshops.
GreenThumb-certified nurs-
eries, so designated by the
Cooperative Extension, educate
their clientele about landscap-
ing principles that help you cre-
ate a Keys-friendly landscape.
The Key Largo Beach House
Garden Center, the Banyan
Tree in Islamorada and the Sea
Cloud Nursery on Big Coppitt
Key are nurseries that offer
Keys-appropriate horticulture
education and products such as
Keys-friendly plants and appro-
priate fertilizers.


As part of their
GreenThumb certification cele-
bration, each location will host
a free rain-barrel workshop for
the public. In the Marathon
area, there is currently no certi-
fied GreenThumb nursery,
therefore the rain-barrel work-
shops are co-sponsored by the
Marathon Garden Club.
"Rain barrels collect rain
from your roof for use on your
landscape," says Alison
Higgins, land conservation pro-
gram manager for The Nature
Conservancy. "They are a per-
fect fit for the Keys-friendly
GreenThumb Certified pro-
gram because they limit
stormwater runoff, conserve
and utilize rainwater, which is
better for your plants."
To qualify for a free rain-
barrel workshop, make sure
you:
Have a gutter system with
a downspout on your home.
+ Can attend a two-hour
rain-barrel assembly workshop.
+ Can physically transport


your rain barrel home after the
workshop (the rain barrel is a
55-gallon plastic drum).
*.You have not attended last
year's rain-barrel workshop.
+ One rain barrel per house-
hold.
If you meet all of these crite-
ria, contact Monroe County
Extension Services at 292-4501
or send an e-mail to
kgabel@ufl.edu.
Each workshop is limited to
15 people and registration is on
a first-come, first-served basis.
The workshops:
+ 9 to 11 a.m. June 2 at the
Beach House Garden Center,
mile marker 104.4.
+ 2 to 4 p.m. June 5,
Monroe County's Gato
Building, 1100 Simonton St.,
Key West.
+ 9 to 11 a.m. June 9, the
Banyan Tree, mile marker 81.2,
Islamorada.
-* 9 to 11 a.m. June 12, Sea
Cloud Nursery, mile marker 10,
Big Coppitt Key.
To learn more about
GreenThumb nurseries, visit
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Keys Living


Saturday, May 26, 2007


Keys briefs


Red Hat Society
lunches on Tuesday

The Precious Princesses of
Paradise chapter of the Red Hat
Society has its next luncheon at 1
p.m. Tuesday at the Key Colony
Inn in Key Colony Beach.
New members are always wel-
come. RSVP by Sunday to Becky
Dufford at 289-0106 .or her
self@bedufford.biz.

Church teaching
life-saving CPR

The Key West Church of
Christ has its next "Friends &
Family" course in cardiopul-
monary resuscitation scheduled to
start at 8:30 a.m. June 15 at the
church, 1700 Von Phister, Key
West.
Cost is $10 for the instruction-
al booklet. Call 296-3331 to
reserve a spot.

Foster-parent
training to start

More foster homes are needed
throughout Monroe County, so
Wesley House Family Services is
offering two training classes start-
ing at the end of May.
The Key West class will begin
Wednesday and the Marathon
class Thursday. Both run from 6
to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks. For more
information call Val Maynard at
289-2680.
For information regarding the
next training classes in the Upper
Keys, call Noreen Dawson at
853-3515.

Camp Adventure
still registering

Looking for a fun-filled way
for your children to make lasting
friendships this summer? The
Marathon Parks and Recreation
Department and Camp Adventure
Youth Services provide some-
thing for everyone.
Parks and Recreation has
invited Camp Adventure Youth
Services to provide summer
recreation for Marathon's youth.
The camp begins June 4 and runs
through July 20, from 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. each day. Cost is $75 a
week, which includes a Camp
Adventure T-shirt.
Camp Adventure is structured


for children 6 to 13. Activities
include two weekly field trips, a
Friday barbecue, swimming, arts
and crafts, songs, games and indi-
vidual age-group activities.
Registration starts April 20.
You can pick up the registration
forms at the Marathon
Community Park, city offices at
the 100th Street Center, or on the
Web at www.marathonflori
da.org/.
Camp Adventure Youth
Services is headquartered at the
University of Northern Iowa. It
has been operating youth recre-
ation programs since 1985.

Save-A-Turtle
meets June 4

Save-A-Turtle's guest speaker
for its June 4 is Whitney Crowder,
animal care coordinator at the
Turtle Hospital in Marathon.
Whitney has been at the Turtle
Hospital a year. She previously
worked at the University of
Central Florida. She'll give an
overview of the hospital and a
tour..
The board meeting is at 6:30
p.m., the program at 7:30 p.m.

Tavernier Elks
cooking for kids

The Tavemier Elks are cook-
ing for kids.
The group has pasta nights
Wednesday for $6, and Friday
fish fries for $10. Proceeds go to
help send children to camp. The
lodge is at mile marker 92.
Call Carl Norgate at 852-1872
for further details.

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Know the rules before flying


TSA urging all
travelers to
pack wisely
McClatchy Tribune

Leave the. kitchen sink at
home.
The Transportation
Security Administration -
which actually seized a
kitchen sink a passenger once
tried to bring on an airplane
- is renewing its call for
summer travelers to learn
before arriving at an airport
what is allowed past check-
points.
Your fellow passengers will
thank you, TSA officials say,
because if you don't know the
rules, it can slow down the
security lines for everyone.
TSA screeners have seen an
uptick this month in passen-
gers who apparently fly infre-
quently.and haven't heard that
most. liquids, aerosols and
gels, and a long list of other


items, are banned from com-
mercial airline flights, TSA
spokeswoman Amy Kudwa
said. Waiting times to clear
security have increased this
month at some airports as a
result, she said.
The security agency dis-
patched Kudwa, a public
affairs officer, to Philadelphia
International Airport on
Thursday, the eve of the
Memorial Day weekend, to
spread the word about packing
sensibly and legally -
before a flying vacation.
Passengers are allowed to
have 3-ounce or smaller con-
tainers of products such as
shampoo or toothpaste in a
quart-sized clear plastic bag in
carry-on baggage, and full-
sized containers in checked
bags.
The rules on liquids took
effect in September, a month
after an. alleged terrorist attack
using liquid explosives was
broken up in London.


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(305) 289-6501 office
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Duck Key
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"A lot of people may be
traveling over this weekend
for the first time since
September," she said.
On a table adjacent to the
Terminal D checkpoint
Thursday, Kudwa and other
TSA officials displayed a 2-
by-3-foot plastic bin brim-
ming with more than. 150
items that were seized by
screeners at a single airport
checkpoint in a week.
The booty included multi-
ple pairs of scissors,
corkscrews with knife blades,
screws, nails, fishing lures,
drill bits, multi-purpose tool
belts and knives of. various
sizes, including a 9-inch
butcher knife.
Most travelers who try,.to
carry on banned items simply
forget that they have them in a
bag, Kudwa said. But if that
happens and bags must be
searched thoroughly,, it takes
five minutes or more to be
cleared by screeners, rather
than the minute or two for
most people, she said.


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Marathon
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2BD/2BA home with a view of
the ocean from the porch.
Lush landscaping, tile floors,
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NEW INDUCTEES: Getting inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Marathon
Middle School are Marina Wiatt, Matt McKeon, Maray Brandjies, Alara Vasil, Haylie Heller,
Arianna Bohorquez and Tiffany Ban.



'i.. CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
S 10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033 Fax: (305) 743-3667
www.ci.marathon.fl.us

CITY OF MARATHON

WASTEWATER PUBLIC MEETINGS

WASTEWATER DISCUSSED IN DETAIL

May 31, 2007, 9:00 a.m. Special Call Meeting
Sheriff's Hangar, 10100 Overseas Hwy., 2nd Fl.

June 5, 2007, 6:00 p.m. Wastewater EDU Meeting
Sheriff's Hangar, 10100 Overseas Hwy., 2nd Fl.

July 9, 2007, 6:00 p.m. Wastewater Rate Meeting
Sheriff's Hangar, 10100 Overseas Hwy., 2nd Fl.

Public invited to provide input.
For further information, contact City of Marathon,
Donna M. Cofano; 305-289-4104.
Published Keynoter 5/26/07


Ham-radio


group reactivates


More members
sought to help
in emergencies
Fourteen amateur radio
operators known as ham
radio operators, or hams met
May 17 at the Islamorada
library to start reactivating the
Monroe County Amateur Radio
Emergency Services Group,
and discuss how they might
support area communications
during hurricanes and other
major emergencies affecting
the county.
Guest speakers included
leading hams from Miami-
Dade and Broward counties,
and local coordinator Rick
Beaver.
Over the past few years,
membership in the Keys radio
group has dwindled to a small
number of dedicated hams who
feel that if a severe disaster
hits, there aren't enough hands
to go around to effectively and
efficiently support the county
and municipal governments
with needed communications.


Keys resident Brad
Humelsine has stepped up and
volunteered his time and
efforts to lead ham operators
who want to volunteer their
communications services in
times of need. He has been
appointed by the American
Radio Relay League as the
coordinator for Monroe
County.
All ham operators in
Monroe County are welcome to
sign up and join the Radio
Emergency Services Group,
which now has 18 members.
The value of ham-radio
operators to government and
local agencies was demonstrat-
ed after the devastation of hur-
ricanes Katrina and Rita in the
Louisiana and Mississippi
areas.
SA follow-up meeting is
scheduled for May 31 at the
Islamorada library starting at
7:30 p.m. Newcomers, hams or
not, are welcome to attend.
For further information,
contact Brad at 664-8786 or by
e-mail at kobuk@bellsouth.net.


briefs


Shelter holds
recruiting social

The Monroe. County
Domestic Abuse Shelter, the
Keys' certified crisis center
serving victims of domestic
violence and sexual assault, is
hosting a board recruitment
social June 7 at Cabot's
Restaurant, 725 11th St. ocean,
Marathon from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in learn-
ing more about the Domestic
Abuse Shelter and possibly
becoming a board member or
member of one of the board
subcommittees can attend;
board representation is needed
from people throughout the
Keys, as the shelter has offices
Keyswide. Upper Keys repre-
sentation is especially needed.
Anyone with past experi-
ence serving on a board of
directors, fundraising, working
in development, and with


financial expertise is highly
desired.
RSVP to 743-5452.

Helpers needed for
Key Largo planting
Volunteers are needed to
help plant native species in
Key Largo.
The Nature Conservancy,
the state and national park
services, and the South Florida
Water Management District
are teaming up for the
xeriscape restoration planting
at the Interagency Science
Center in Key Largo, mile
marker 98.5.
The Dagny Johnson Key
Largo Hammock Botanical
State Park Native Nursery is
donating the drought-resistant
plants.
It's from 9 a.m. to noon
June 2. Call 745-8402 for
more information.


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Online survey
looks at health
needs not filled
SWomanKind, a Key West
health facility for women, has
posted surveys on its Web site to
help determine ways to design
diagnostic and wellness pro-
grams to benefit employees of
'businesses as well as individuals
who do not have health insur-
ance or who are interested in
promoting a healthier work
environment.
While many responses have
come in, more survey results are
sought.
The cost of living is one of
the greatest challenges facing
those in the Keys. As a result,


many long-term residents have
departed and businesses are
finding it increasingly difficult
to find reliable staff.
While the cost of housing
may be the largest expense, the
cost of health care is not far
behind. Many people in the
Keys do without health coverage
or purchase catastrophic cover-
age with very high deductibles.
In either case, basic health-care
needs often go unaddressed until
they emerge as major problems.
To participate in the survey,
go to www.womankindkey
west.org. Choose either the
business owners/managers or
employees/workers version at
the bottom of the home page. All
responses are confidential.


Keys briefs


Red Cross hosts
disaster classes

Local health-care profes-
sionals and interested commu-
nity volunteers are invited to a
free program, American Red
Cross Damage Assessment,
which aims to prepare workers
to obtain and report damage
assessment information and
provide operational support
during disaster operations.
The program is to be held


Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at
Monroe County's Gato
Building in Key West, and
Wednesday the same hours at
Mariners Hospital in Taverier.
The class is to be presented
by the Florida Keys Area
Health Education Center and
the Monroe County Health
Department in cooperation
with the American Red Cross.
To register or for more
information, call 743-7111,
Ext. 201 or visit www.fka
hec.org.


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Manley concert Monday


Women's Village
presents show
on Memorial Day
The Sugarloaf Women's
Village is hosting guitarist and
vocalist Lorijo Manley for an
afternoon of music and com-
munity Monday at 2 p.m.
Manley will be accompanied
by drummer/percussionist
Phyllis Free.
Manley was an official per-
former at the Athletes Village


during the
1 9 9 6
Olympics and
in '98, her
singing was
showcased in
the theme
music for the
Broadcast
Awards on
MANLEY A&E.
A&E.
Her music is described as
"fast, funky, rhythmic and
powerful. She melts her guitar


picks with clockwork preci-
sion" and has been praised as a
singer/songwriter in many
publications across.
In SubNation, Ed Hershman
wrote, "Lorijo's music puts
two tons of heart into her
singing."
Richard Lynch of SNUR
called her "a premier vocalist
and uniquely gifted guitarist
with a sound unlike anything
you've ever heard. An interest-
ing blend. This woman doesn't
just play the guitar, she attacks
it."
Manley's sound and musi-
cal scope has been compared
to that of Jimi Hendricks and
Joni Mitchell.
All women residents or
visitors are invited to bring
a blanket or lawn chair, a
beach umbrella and picnic
lunch and enjoy the concert
among women.
The concert is free, but
donations for the musicians are
welcome.
Sugarloaf Women's Village
is at 19656 Canal Drive on
Upper Sugarloaf Key, just off
Crane Boulevard, mile marker
19.5.
For more information or
directions, call 587-1745.


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10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033

PUBLIC NOTICE OF
MARATHON CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL CALL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the City Council members will meet for a Special Call City Council
meeting to discuss City of Marathon Sewer and Storm Water issues.
The meeting will be held on May 31st at 9:00 am at the Sheriffs Hangar, 10100 Overseas Highway,,
Marathon, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations
or assistance, please notify City Clerk's office (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3
days) in advance.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CHANGE TO THE
MONROE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS



THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will consider proposals o regulate the use of land within unincorporated Monroe
county A PUBLIC HEARING will take place on June 20, 2007 at 5:01 P.M. at the Marathon Government Center, 2nd Floor, 2798 Overseas .:
Highway, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida to review and receive public comment for the following items: -. I"J

(FIRST OF ONE REQUIRED PUBLIC HEARING) Af'

Notice of Change of Land Use Regulations: An Ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County ,Commissioners approving the request of Lucky's Landing Inc. to amend the official Monroe County Land
Use District Maps, Volume iii, Sheet 372, changing the Urban Residential Mobile Home (URM) Land Use District to Urban'Residential (UR), located at 133 Bany Avenue, Mile Marker 28.5, Little Torch Key, and
described as the n'ly 100 feet of lot 2, and all of Lot 3, of Barry Beach, a subdivision of government Lot 5, and that part of government Lot 6, Section 28, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, North' of US
Highway No. 1, on Little Torch Key, Monroe County, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 127 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida; providing for severability; providing
for repeal of inconsistent provisions; providing for inclusion in the Monroe County Code as part of the Land Use District Maps; providing for the transmittal of this Ordinance to the State Department of
Community Affairs and the Secretary of State; providing for an effective date (See Map 1 Below).
An Ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners: repealing Sections 9.5-171 through 9.5-174 of the Monroe County Code concerning Beneficial Use Determinations; providing for
new'regulations concerning Beneficial Use Determinations; providing a forum for relief; providing an application process; providing for a hearing and recommendation by a Special Master; providing for
forwarding such recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for a hearing; providing for standards, burden of proof and forms of relief; providing for codification, severability and repeal of
consistent provisions; providing for forwarding of this Ordinance to the Department of Community Affairs and the Secretary of State; providing for an effective date.
An Ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners: amending Section 9.5-247(1) of the Monroe County Code: Commercial Fishing Special District 12 (CFSD-12 located on Big Pine)
to clarify that there is no requirement to reside in CFSD-12 in order to engage in commercial fishing operations such as processing and packaging, trap storage and construction; providing for severability;
providing for the repeal of all code provisions and Ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance; providing for inclusion in the Monroe County Code; providing for the transmittal of this Ordinance to the State
Department of Community Affairs; and providing for an effective date upon approval of this Ordinance by the State Department of Community Affairs.
A Resolution by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners: extending Interim Development Ordinance No. 017-2005 deferring the acceptance of development applications for the
redevelopment and conversion of marine facilities including commercial marinas and the working waterfront until Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan amendments are drafted; providing
for exemptions; providing for transmittal to Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA); and providing for expiration within 365 days of the effective date of the Resolution or when the amendments become
effective, whichever comes first.
This hearing is being held in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.5-511 of the Monroe County Code, and Chapters 125.66 and 163.3187, of the Florida Statutes. Copies of the proposed changes are
available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during normal business hours and online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the County hereby advises the public that: if a person decides to appeal any decision made by this Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or its
hearing, they must ensure that the verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
AA Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance at the Board of County Commissioners Hearing due to a disability should contact the Planning Department at 289-2500 by 5:00 PM on June 15, 2007.


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Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, May 26, 2007
KEYNOTER


briefs


Big Pine softball
starts practicing

The Big Pine Co-Ed
Softball League \ ill start
open practices at 7 p m
June 3 at Watson Field on
Ke\ Deer Boulevard.
.\ll players, teams. Indi-
\iduals or groups are w el-
come at the practices,
\ which gi\l everyone an
opportunity to join a team.
get in practice time and get
to kno\, each other. Game
schedules % 111 depend on
the number of teams to sign
up.
An\ questions. call
Lmda Kruska at Q42-9475.

Marathon AYSO
registers Wednesday

Buiy and girls ages 4 to
15 can register for the 2)017
Nlarathoii Youth Club
Amencan Youth Soccer
Organization fall season
\VWdnesdaj at the Marathon
Community Park pa' ilion
from 5 to 7 PIM.
The \oungetl tIo di ll-
sions \ ill plaN on co-ed
teams. There \\ ill he sepa-
rate boys,' and gir,' di\i-
sions for ages 8 to 15.
Details \%ll also be aail-
able tor the Challenger soc-
cer camp that \\ ill run Jul,
30 to Aug. 3.
Registration is $50 but
an early-bird registration
Special till enable plaiers
signing up on NMa. 30 to
pa3 just $45 The fee
includes uniforms (shirt,
shorts, and sock \while
players supply\ their o\ n
shoes and shin guards.
Teams v ill be assigned and
practice tarned in mid- to
late August
Adult \olunteers are
needed as coaches, referees
and administrators. No
previous c\perience is
Required and there % ill be
training classes held this
summer.
For more information.
send an e-mail to soc-
cer@marathonfl.us or call
Chris at 731-3082..


Football Canes look solid


The team wraps
spring practice
with Green-Gold
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores High Schools'
first-string offense scored twice
Tuesday, while the Hurricane
first-string defense bottled up the
opposition.
That was largely expected,
since the Canes capped three
weeks of spring football practice
by playing themselves in a
Green-and-Gold Game that bore
a lot of similarity to a practice
session.
Except with cheerleaders and
several dozen, people in the
stands.
"The game was very benefi-
cial for us," head coach Todd
Gideon said. "I'm very happy
with the way it went.
"We've got a young team
with a lot of new players, so we
were able to control what we
wanted'to do. We didn't have the
added.pressure of a game situa-
tion, or having to get ready to
travel or play host to another
See FOOTBALL/ 36


Hall forming

lacrosse teams


New league
starts play
on June 7
A new men's lacrosse asso-
ciation in the Upper Keys starts
sign-up for the summer season
June 7.
Florida Keys Lacrosse
Association organizers will be
at Founders Park, in the park-
ing lot for the athletic fields,
starting at 6:30 p.m.
Adult and teenage players
over 15 can register to play for
league teams that will compete
every Thursday night through-
out the summer.
Sign-up fees are $75, which
includes a practice jersey.


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Coral Shores defenders swarm a teammate in the Green-and-Gold Game, an intra-squad
scrimmage Tuesday that capped spring practice. The starting Hurricane units played as the
'Gold to sharpen their skills for the fall season.


IGFA returns to


the Florida Keys


Players must be members of
the US Lacrosse organization;
membership information is
available at the Web site
www.lacrosse.org.
Mark Hall, head lacrosse
coach at Coral Shores High
School, is active with the local
association.
"With lacrosse being a con-
tact sport, we will modify the
rules to make sure smaller
players do not run the risk of
injury, given the fact that they
will be playing with adults,"
Hall said.
Anyone interested in more
information about the men's
summer lacrosse league may
contact Hall at 853-9826.


Inshore tourney
brings the best
to Islamorada
A unique tournament
deserves a unique host.
. The International Game Fish
Association is to hold its 2007
Inshore World Championship in
the Sportfishing Capital of the
World the village of
Islamorada for the seventh
straight year July 8 to 11.
What Islamorada lacks in
land mass it makes up for with
nearshore waters teeming with
the world's choicest selection of
inshore sport fish: bonefish, tar-


pon, permit, snook and redfish.
The Inshore World
Championship brings the w~li
ners of IGFA-qualifying toura-
ments from around the world to
compete for the grand champi-
on's trophy.
Justin Jones, winner of the
25th Barramundi Classic in
Australia, and Mark Wals, win-
ner of the Murchison Falls Open
in Uganda, have signed up to
compete. Other champions invit-
ed to compete include former
NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick
and retired NFL lineman Mark


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for anglers to check in and regis-
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Islander Resort, mile marker 82.1
oceanside in Islamorada. A cap-
tains and anglers meeting, and
boat draw are set to follow at 6
p.m., with the welcome dinner to
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Monday, July 9, with breakfast
served. at the World Wide
Sportsman, mile marker 81.5
bayside, from 6 a.m. Lines in is
set for 7 a.m. and lines out is to be
called at 3 p.m.
The second day of competi-
tion, Tuesday, follows the same
schedule, but with a free evening.
The final day of fishing, July
11, starts with breakfast at 6 a.m.,
and continues with lines in at 7
a.m., lines out at 3 p.m. and
check-in, appetizers and refresh-
ments at the Zane Grey Lounge 3
to 5 p.m.
The awards banquet is set for
7 p.m. at the Islander Resort.
For more information, call the
IGFA at (954) 927-2628.



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Coral Shores halfback Johnny Martin barges through
defenders and reaches for extra yards in the Green-and-Gold
Game, an intra-squad scrimmage Tuesday that capped
spring practice. Martin is among several former junior-varsity
players expected to play key roles for the Hurricanes this fall.



Team speed 'a big plus'


FOOTBALL / From 35

team."
The Canes' top defenders
opened with 20 plays against the
scout team, then let the offense
do the same.
In between, Coral Shores
kicker William Bassett put on a
show, hitting a majority of field-
goal tries from 38 to 40 yards,
despite a wicked cross wind
blowing off the ocean.
"We saw a lot of good things,
and we found some areas that we
suspected need work," Gideon
said.
"Our team speed, especially
on defense, showed throughout
the spring," he said. "On
defense, guys were flying
around. That's going to be a big
plus for us."
But graduating a dozen play-
ers from last fall's squad particu-
larly depleted the offensive line.
"We need to shore up the
line," Gideon said. "We've only
two got experienced guys -
Jake Pinder and D.J. Farr -
coming back. We're hoping
some guys hit the gym'over the
summer, and grow a bit."
Offensively, Chris Rini will
return as starter at quarterback as
a junior, with T.J. Sabalka
emerging against the first-string
defense as a competent backup.
Standout receiver Randell
Jackman turned a medium-range


Rini pass into a long touchdown,
and former JV running back
Johnny Martin broke free for a
long touchdown run. Jason
Soares and Brett Smith add
depth to the starting backfield.
Julius Blankenship probably
will start at fullback and middle
linebacker.
Two freshmen, Courtney
Dixon and Matt Perry, could join
the linebacker corps.
A rebuilt defensive line with
Kyle Marshall, Justin Marshall
and transfer Max Coleman looks
solid.
"We'll have a lot of young
guys in starting spots," Gideon
said.
That's a primary reason the
Hurricanes step away from state
district play for the 2007 season.
Coral Shores is coming off a 1-9
season (plus a preseason win)
and needs to rebuild.
"Last year, the schedule was
loaded with powerful teams,"
Gideon said. "This year will be
more balanced."
District foes Gulliver Prep or
Archbishop Carroll are gone
from the schedule, while teams
like Ransom Everglades (the first
home game) and Hollywood
Christian have been added.
Local rivals Marathon High
School and Key West High
School are on the '07 calendar
for Coral Shores. "We've still got
some tough teams to play," the
coach said.


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FISHING / From 35

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Islamorada locals John
Timura, Jim Bokor, Robert
Collins and Linda Denkert also
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':; Sports & Outdoors


Swim sessions about to begin


While swimming is fun for
kids, parents take it serious when
they enroll kids in a swimming
course that could save their lives.
Islamorada resident Colleen
Hammon, a 24-year veteran
swim instructor certified with the
A'nerican Red Cross, is offering
open enrollment for two-week
safety swim classes at Founders
Park.
In separate classes of 30 min-
utes each, Hammon teaches pool
safety and basic swimming skills
to children of various ages and
skill levels. Students attend eight
sessions Monday through
Thursday for two weeks.
"The improvement with the
kids usually surprises the par-
ents," Hammon said.
There are four different group
ivels available.
The Parent and Babies classes
for ages 6 months to 23 months
are at 1 p.m. and require an adult
to assist each child.
The Parent and Child for ages
2 to 4 years is set for 1:30 p.m.
and also requires an adult with


each child.
In Level 1-2 Beginners, par-
ents can assist if they want and
the class begins at 2 p.m.
Level 3 begins at 2:30 p.m.
The two-week sessions start
with the first session, June 4 to
June 15. Session two is from
June 18 to June 28. Session three
goes from July 9 to 19.
Space is limited. Each class is
30 minutes long and costs $80 or
$100 for the sessions for village
residents and non-residents,
respectively.
Other skills infants and


Colleen Hammon,
the Upper Keys'
longest-standing
Red Cross certified
swim instructor,
leaches at
Founders Park with
a class last summer.
Students are (from
left) Abbie Robins,
Tyler Walker and
Kurt Ihrig.


preschoolers learn at the
Founders Park Learn to Swim
program are to look under water
for the wall, hold on to it, and
"choo-choo" along the wall to
the stairs where they practice
getting out of the pool. They
learn to swim toward their par-.
ents under water, turn from their
front to their back, float on their
back, and swim backward.
For more information about
group sessions or private les-
sons, contact Hammon at 852-
3003 or Founders Park at 853-
1685.


Photo by RODNEY BARRETO
CHARLIE DOLPHIN, NOT CHARLIE TUNA: Gov. Charlie Crist
(left) shows off a nice bull dolphin he caught May 19 while
fishing with Monroe County Mayor Mario Di Gennaro
(right) and other friends off Marathon. The entourage was
fishing on the 'Cutting Edge' captained by Bob Taute. The
governor spent nearly a full week frolicking in the Keys
following his May 15 appearanceat a Monroe County
Republican Party dinner on Grassy Key.


SSHOWCASE OF HOMESi


e-mail: rhaasek
S i ,:(305) 2!

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Oceanfront Continental Inn Condo Unit 26.
Rents by the nightly Ground floor efficiency,
IBR/1BA, Fully furnished, heated pool, bea-
tutiful Atlantic Ocean sandy beach. Rental
Ready, Rental Financlals available, On-site
-rental Mgmt. New metal roof, ALSO new bal-
conies, railings & storm shutters. $349,000








30' canal frontage, Cement bulkhead w/
wood step-down dock, deep draft dockage,
storm shutters, new C/A/Heat, ceiling fans,
cathedral ceiling, tile & carpet, fully furnished,
screened porch/balcony. Garage & large
storage area downstairs, excellent rental
history w/ rental licenses in place, plus
future rentals. $789,000.


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89-0621


KEY COLONY BEACH

WATERFRONT

PROPERTIES


Gorgeous location near end of capal, east
facing, very neat and up-to-date, tile
floors, fully furnished including all appli-
ances and storm shutters. 30 ft. dockage
with permit in place to add step-down
dock. Great rental history and many
rentals in place. $615,000







Partial ocean view, pvt.comer Unit 2-206,
North/NW 2nd floor. Very large L-shaped
tiled balcony, 2B/2B, partially furnished,
gorgeous sandy beach, 2 swimming
pools, Jacuzzi & lighted tennis courts.
Elevator/garage/guest parking, on-site
mgmt. $795,000.


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S/SW facing 3rd floor oceanfront condo
Unit 1-307, 2B/2B, 2 balconies, furnished,
gorgeous sandy beach, 2 swimming
pools, Jacuzzi and lighted tennis courts.
Elevators/garage/guest parking. New
Hurricane Proof Windows And Sliders.
On-site management. $1,095,000.


HEATED POOL + DOCKAGE Built 2000,
OVERSIZED LOT, 3B/2B, C/A/Heat,. All
Appliances, All Tile Floors, Partially
Furnished, 35' Dockage, 1 Car Garage
w/Storage, Accordfan Shutters, Lots of
Parkrig Area, Extremely Well Maintained,
Never Rented, 1V."'h enr-ils Aloi,,ed n dKCB
$899.900.


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Roy 0. Haase, P.A.
REALTOR
(305) 766-0902


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Jo Ann Cook-Kuipers, P.A.
..... .. REALTOR ,.. __ ,


(JU) J360U-7 I/
(800) 940-7636
email: joanninthekeys@bellsouth.net


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SEAWATCH: Double master suite unit with
deeded boat slip. Pool, spa, tennis, fitness center
and 17 acres of lush tropical landscaping. Gated
and secure. $849,000


SUPERIOR BOAT SLIP: The biggest and
the best! Superior slip located in one of the
Middle Keys finest floating communities. Up to a
65' vessel. JUST REDUCED TO $379,000


11 41 Overseas nwy,
Marathon, FL 33050
www.acresales.com


OCEAN POINTE VILLA: Direct open water
condo (813 s/f) located in small 8 unit complex.
Forever open water views. 35' dockage, covered
parking. $435,000


INDIGO REEF- END UNIT with 35' deeded
slip. Gorgeous, new town home, heated pool and
open water Gulf views. Dock master and storage
on site. JUST REDUCED TO $1,495,000 -,


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OPEN HOUSE
Sat., May 26, 1-4 pm
148 GARDENIA
.- PLANTATION KEY COLONY
: BEAUTIFUL 213 CBS HOME newly remodeled in a
great location on Plantation Key close to
Tinfu' 3 schools and shops Concrete dock w/boat
ranmp 2 lots with while sandy beach, chikee
hut, 100 ti on the water and easy ocean access
*$1,300.000


Plantation by the Sea
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Spool CrTnIl.ltll Iy Iurlni.hh d
Reduced to $699,000


....., __ CONCRETE FORTRESS "2 i-.r ro o101i a,,rT a rge boat
House and wet bar. 80001b golden electric boat lift with remote
90 feet of concrete dock. Brand new kitchen and appliances.
" i ., Italian tile throughouJ. $1,250,000
LOTS LOTS LOTS
Duck Key I. ral .'lr.j il F:",':'-- 295,000
'' *. 1 Rock Harbol I.:.t -lr, i.-~ 5150.000
SKery Largo I: .-ti :ur.., lO. --- 150.000
Oul of County -, : a, l,:ir $19.000


Barbara McKee 11'
SCHMITT
(305) 289-6499 REAL ESTATE Co.
1-800-583-3888 11050 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
E-Mail: BMcKeel468@aol.com


UNBELIEVABLE PRICE
For this pristine home in excellent condition with magnificent
views of Florida Bay. 50' of protected dockage just one lot in from
Bogie Channel! Two Bedroom, two bath upgraded modular home.
This home is PRICED TO SELL at $529,000


PLEASE CALL Barbara McKee
to set up a preview of this great home.


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9583 OVERSEAS HWY. MARATHON
S www.allpro-realestate.com e-mail: allprointhekeys@bellsouth.net
S' 743-8333 1-800-766-3235
Real Estate All-Pro Real Estate
Suzanne Goodlow, Lie. RE Broker M

OPEN HOUSE .
SUNDAY, MAY 27 12:00 3:00 PM
Island Club 9 Sombrero Blvd, #207 (Behind Publix) ) ] I. I
. .1 STUNNING DECOR
--21- . . .2/ Bring your suitcase -
-2/2 Bring your suitcase. BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA HOME
Country Club Golf, Plus SPACE GALOREI
Dockage, POOL. New Split 3BD, 2BA w/ extra large master
Kitchen, windows. Walk to bdrm. Formal Dining rm. + bonus rm.
"" ai ,,'Theater, Stores, Restaurants Many new items. Newly painted. 2 car
& more. Reduced to GARAGE w/ Air, Water, & Electric. Shed +
S$425,000 3 storage rms. Private Patio w/ spa all
on 100x112' lot. $448,900
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INCREDIBLE VIEW FOREVER POOL, TENNIS, BEACH, MARINA DOCKAGE, BOAT RAMP,
Clubhouse, boat ramp, 24/
Oceanfront/Canalfront plus security. Outdoor Resorts. POOL, TENNIS
seawall boat ramp. 220 to 1/1 w/ Deck, sm. waterfront & Great Beach nearby. Remodeled Studio.
Workshed. 2BD, 2BA Mobile, view. $295,000 Rental Ready. New kitchen &
80x80' lot. Many possibilities. 2/2 Doubewide, immaculate, a appliances and bsoluel
must see. $295,000 appliances and absolutely
$649,000 1/1 Waterfront, 26' concrete gorgeous. Low Maint. fee.
seawall. $480,000 $299,000


PRICED BELOW REPLACEMENT COST!
New Custom Built Waterfront Home, Key Colony Beach
5- -u


59711 Overseas Hwy
Grassy Key
Affordable Waterfront Property AND Help
with Closing Costs. Open Bay location
with minutes to the Ocean. 3/3 double wide
on a 6000 sq ft lot. Fenced yard, plenty of
off road parking with dockage. Perfect
opportunity to buy now and replace with a
modular at a later date. Seller motivated
and offering assistance with closing costs.
MLS#541295
Offered at $520,000


26 7th Street
Key Colony Beach
Looking for a good vacation rental With
all amenities of Key Colony Beach this
property is offered fully furnished, remod-
eled throughout, 2BR/2BA Deep draft
dockage and great access. Owner can show
full three years rental history and is very
willing to look at all offers. Owner will
offer assistance with closing costs. Make
an Offer now! MLS#538470
Offered at $595,000


I Call Carolyn Lyne
(305) 289-6487
SCHMITT 11050 Overseas Hwy.
REAL ESTATE Co Marathon, FL 33050








FABULOUS KEY WEST STYLE! Showcases Spectacular WOW! REDUCED! Water views! Protected harbor,
Sunsets, OPEN WATER...pool, deepwater protected dockage, deeded dockage! 2nd floor end unit, next to heated
large den/office, guest with separate entrance could be a 4th pool, across from 18 hole championship golf course,
bedroom. Master suite has private balcony, incredible open
water views. Fully furnished. Inside Gated Island Community. bicycle to Sombrero Beach. Totally updated. Just
$1,790,000 Call Me! 481-5057 Beautiful! 2BR/2BA $672,200






BRAND NEW & ALMOST COMPLETE! 3BR/3BA Luxury SAILBOAT DOCKAGE! Large protected deepwater
Island Home, openwater view & deepwater dockage, solid lagoon with open water views. Easy access, T-Dock,
built construction, all Impact Resistant Glass. Top of the Line! 5Oft boat & additional 75ft of seawall with davits
3 car garages, heated pool, gated community, chef's kitchen,-
incredible master suite, fireplace sitting room. Includes lush Meticulously kept 3BR/2BA. Sold furnished. A MUST
landscaping, brick pavers. $2,500,000 SEE! $985,000
._. a -1 Exclusive

S 'Cell: 305-481-5057
Office: 305-743-3377, ext. 127
I Email: Shawnabel@bellsouth.net
] 12690 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL Realtor
,i- i 'Realtor
Shawnabel Massaro
S- Multi-Million Dollar Producer
'2006 TOP SALES AGENT OF THE YEAR!


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175 13" Street, Key Colony Beach
You will not find a nicer home at a better price anywhere. 10 ft
ceilings, 8 ft solid wood doors, custom cabinetry, granite counters,
Travertine tile, crown holdings and trim, Impact windows & doors,
room for a pool & a spa. Must see to appreciate. MLS# 540991
Offered at $1,695,000
Call Bruce Schmitt at 305-395-2720 for more information.
Bruce Schmitt, Broker/Associate
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.
11050 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 SCHMIT
(305) 395-2720 or Toll Free 800-366-5181 x6515 REAL ESTATE CO.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
Legal Notices


No.4084200

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
ANQ=.OR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CIVIL DIVISION

Case No.: 07CA115M

JOHNNIE
LEATHERWOOD,

Plaintiff,

vs.
KATHLEEN JAMES,
J.W. JAMES, JAMES
SCOTT, JUANITA.
LEBARON JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUQ, CT PROPERTY,
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, LEGA-
TEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, JUDGMENT
CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST, THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS,
AND ALL UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD
OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISES, GRANTEES,
ANDJUDGMENT
CREDITORS, OR OTH-
ER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH OR UN-
DER THOSE UN-
KNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS; AND THE
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCES-
SORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY
OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST ANY
CORPORATION OR
OTIER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A DEFEN-
DANT; AND, ALL
CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES,
NATURAL OR CORPO-
RATE, OR WHOSE EX-
ACT LEGAL STATUS IS
UNKNOWN, CLAIMING
UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DE-
SCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED IN THIS COM-
PLAINT


110
Legal Notices


Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION TO
QUIET TITLE

IN THE NAME OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

TO THE DEFEN-
DANT(S): KATHLEEN
JAMES, J.W. JAMES,
JAMES SCOTT, JUANI-
TA LEBARON, JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OFTHE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
ALL UNKNOWN PART-
IES CLAIMING AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES,
LEGATEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
JUDGMENT CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PART-
IES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST, THE NAMED
DEFENDANTS, AND
ALL UNKNOWN NATU-
RAL PERSONS IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD
OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD ORALIVE, THEIR
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES,
AND JUDGMENT
CREDITORS, OR OTH-
ER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH OR UN-
DERTHOSE UN-
KNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS; AND THE
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCES-
SORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY
OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST ANY
CORPORATION OR
OTHER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A DEFEN-
DANT; AND, ALL
CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES,
NATURAL OR CORPO-
RATE, OR WHOSE EX-
ACT LEGAL STATUS IS
UNKNOWN, CLAIMING
UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DE-
SCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED IN THIS COM-
PLAINT, to-wit:

Lot 15, Block 2, of Lincoln
Manor, a re-subdivision
of the part of Block 2,
Marathon Beach, (PB
2-16) as recorded in Plat
Book4, page 16 of the
Public Records of
Monroe County, Florida.

YOU. and each ofvoni


110
Legal Notices

are notified that a suit to
quiet title to the above de-
scribed property has
been filed against you
and you are hereby re-
quired to serve a copy of
your Answer to the Com-
plaint on the Plaintiffs At-
torney, RICHARD A.
MALAFY, ESQUIRE, of
Campbell & Malafy,
10959 Overseas High-
way, Marathon, Florida
33050, and file the origi-
nal in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court
on or before June 5,
2007; otherwise the alle-
gations of said Complaint
will be taken as con-
fessed.

THIS NOTICE shall be
published once each
week forfour (4) consec-
utive weeks in the Key-
noter.

DATED: this 19th day of
April, 2007.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE
as Clerk of the Court
BY: Tammy L. Marciel
Deputy Clerk

Publish April 28, May 5,
12,19,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.6592800

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.
2007-DR-491-K

Steven Scott Ladd
Petitioner

and

Miream S. Inda-Ladd
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: Miream S. Inda-
Ladd
6630 Maloney Ave. Unit
6 Key West, Fl. 33040

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of yourwritten de-
fenses, if any, to it on Ste-
ven Scott Ladd, whose
address is 6630 Maloney
Ave. Unit 6, Key West, FL
33040 on or before May
22,2007 and file the orig-
inal with the clerk of this
Court at 500 Whitehead
St, Key West, FL 33040,.
before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be
entered against you for


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the relief demanded in
the petition.

Copies of all court doc-
uments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
request.

You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file No-
tice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Fu-
ture papers in this law-
suit will be mailed to
the address on record
at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain
Automatic disclosure ot
documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
.pleadings.

DATED: April 16,2007

CLERKOFTHE
CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Gail Mercer
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 19,26,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.6625100

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
June 21,2007 at 3:00
P.M. at the Monroe
County Purchasing Of-
fice, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, Will
open sealed bids for the
following:

UNIFORM SERVICES
FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFB-PWD-172
-193-2007-PURICV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via at
www.demandstar.com
OR http://www.co.
monroecounty-fl.gov/
pages/msd/bids.htm or
call toll-free at
1-800-711-1712. The
Public Record is avail-
able at the Purchasing
Office located at the Gato
Building, 1100 Simonton
Street, Key West, FL
33040. Questions should
he directed in writing to


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John W. King, Senior Di-
rector, Lower Keys Facili-
ties, 3583 South Roose-
velt Boulevard, Key
West, FL 33040. All an-
swers will be by Adden-
da.

Interested firms or indi-
viduals are requested to
indicate their interest by
submitting two (2)
signed originals of
each bid in a sealed en-
velope clearly marked on
the outside, with the Bid-
der's name and "
SEALED BID FOR UNI-
FORM SERVICES,
MONROE COUNTY" ad-
dressed to:

Monroe County
Purchasing Office
1100 Simonton Street,
Room 1-213
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-4466
Fax: (305) 292-4465

All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on June
21,2007. Any bids re-
ceived after this date and
time will be automatically
rejected. Materials may
be delivered by Certified
Mail, Return Receipt Re-
quested, hand-delivered
or couriered. Faxed or e-
mailed bids will be auto-
matically rejected. Hand
delivered Bids may re-
quest a receipt. If sent by
mail or by courier, the
above-mentioned enve-
lope shall be enclosed in
another envelope ad-
dressed to the entity and
address stated above.
Bidders should be aware
that certain "express
mail" services will not
guarantee specific time
delivery to Key West,
Florida. It is the sole re-
sponsibility of each Bid-
der to ensure their pro-
posal is received in a
timely fashion.

Monroe County's perfor-
mance and obligation to
pay under this contract is
contingent upon an annu-
al appropriation by the
Board of County Com-
missioners.

All submissions must re-
main valid for a period of
ninety (90) days from the
date of the deadline for
submission stated
above. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the re-
sponse of any person or
affiliate who appears on
the convicted vendor list
prepared by the Depart-
ment of General Ser-
vices, State of Florida,
under Sec.
287.133(3)(d), Florida
Statute (1997). Monroe
County declares that all
or nortions of the doti i-


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ments and work papers
and otherforms of deliv-
erables pursuant to this
request shall be subject
to reuse by the County.

All bids, including the rec-
ommendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, for final awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids, to waive
informalities in any or all
bids, to re-advertise for
bids; and to separately
accept or reject any item
or items and to award
and/or negotiate a con-
tract in the best interest of
the County.

Dated at Key West this
10th day of May, 2007.

Monroe County
Purchasing Department
Publish May 19,26,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.6644200

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
June 19,2007 at 3:00
P.M. at the Monroe
County Purchasing Of-
fice, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, will
open sealed bids for the
following:

CENTRAL AIR CONDI-
TIONING MAINTE-
NANCEAND REPAIR-
LOWER KEYS FACILI-
TIES MONROE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA RFB-P-
WD-170-195-2007-PUR/
CV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via at
www.demandstar.com
OR http://www.co.
monroecounty-fl.gov/
pages/msd/bids.htm or
call toll-free at
1-800-711-1712. The
Public Record is avail-
able at the Purchasing
Office located at the Gato
Building, 1100 Simonton
Street, Key West, FL-
33040. Technical ques-
tions should be directed
in writing to John W.
King, Senior Director, Fa-
cilities Maintenance De-
partment, 3583 South
Roosevelt Boulevard,
Key West, FL 33040. All
answers will be by Ad-
denda.


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Interested firms or indi-
viduals are requested to
indicate their interest by
submitting two (2)
signed originals of
each bid in a sealed en-
velope clearly marked on
the outside, with the Bid-
der's name and"
SEALED BID -AC
MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIR, LOWER KEYS
FACILITIES" addressed
to:

Monroe County Pur-
chasing Office
1100 Simonton Street,
Room 1-213
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-4466
Fax: (305) 292-4465

All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on June
19,2007. Any bids re-
ceived after this date and
time will be automatically
rejected. Materials may
be delivered by Certified
Mail, Return Receipt Re-
quested, hand-delivered
or couriered. Faxed ore-
mailed bids will be auto-
matically rejected. Hand
delivered Bids may re-
quest a receipt. If sent by
mail or by courier, the
above-mentioned enve-
lope shall be enclosed in
another envelope ad-
dressed to the entity and
address stated above.
Bidders should be aware
that certain "express
mail" services will not
guarantee specific time
delivery to Key West,
Florida. It is the sole re-
sponsibility of each Bid-
der to ensure their pro-
posal is received in a
timely fashion.

Monroe County's perfor-
mance and obligation to
pay under this contract is
contingent upon an annu-
al appropriation by the
Board of County Com-
missioners.

All submissions must re-
main valid for a period of
ninety (90) days from the
date of the deadline for
submission stated
above. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the re-
sponse of any person or
affiliate who appears on
the convicted vendor list
prepared by the Depart-
ment of General Ser-
vices, State of Florida,
under Sec.
287.133(3)(d), Florida
Statute (1997). Monroe
County declares that all
or portions of the docu-
ments and work papers
and other forms of deliv-
erables pursuant to this
request shall be subject
to reuse by the County.

All bids. including the rec-


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commendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, forfinal awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids, to waive
informalities in'any or all
bids, to re-advertise for
bids; and to separately
accept or reject any item
or items and to award
and/or negotiate a con-
tract in the best interest of
the County.

Dated at Key West this
10th day of May, 2007.

Monroe County Purchas-
ing Department

Publish May 19,26,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.6767500

Meeting Notice

The Monroe County
Tourist Development
Council will hold their
regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday
June 12, 2007 at 10:00
AM at the Doubletree
Grand Key Resort, Key
West, FL 33040.

The Visit Florida Keys
Corporation will also con-
vene during this meeting.

All Tourist Development
Council Meetings are
open to the public.

Publish May 26, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 6768000

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, June 20,
2007, at 3:00 P.M. atthe
Marathon Government
Center, 2798 Overseas
Highway, Mile Marker
50, Marathon, Monroe
County, Florida, the
Board of County Com-
missioners of Monroe
County, Florida, intends
to consider the adoption
* of the following County
ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING
CHAPTER 15.5, MON-
ROE COUNTY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENTS TO OR-


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DINANCE NO. 10-2005;
PROVIDING FOR REIN-
STATEMENT OF SUM-
MERLAND KEY IN THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE SUMMER-
LAND/ CUDJOE/SUG-
ARLOAF MSTU; PRO-
VIDING FOR REVISION
OF THE LEGAL DE-
SCRIPTION OF THE
SUMMERLAND/CUD-
JOE/SUGARLOAF
MSTU; PROVIDING
FOR REMOVAL OF
SUMMERLAND KEY
FROM THE LEGAL DE-
SCRIPTION OFTHE'
BIG PINE MSTU PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR THE REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES IN-
CONSISTENT HERE-
WITH; PROVIDING FOR
INCORPORATION INTO
THE MONROE COUN-
TYCODEOF ORDI-
NANCES; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decided to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.

ADA ASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a
disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
order to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact the County Adminis-
trator's Office, by phon-
ing (305) 292-4441, be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m.- 5:00 p.m., no later
than 2 working days prior
to the scheduled meet-
ing; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call
"711".

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da, this 16th day of May,
2007.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-.
roe County, Florida

Publish May 26, June 2,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 6777300

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER


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ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, June 20,
2007, at 3:00 P.M. at the
Marathon Government
Center, 2798 Overseas
Highway, Mile Marker
50, Marathon, Monroe
County, Florida, the
Board of County Com-
missioners of Monroe
County, Florida, intends
to consider the adoption
of the following County
ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING
CHAPTER 15.5, MON-
ROE COUNTY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENTS TO OR-
DINANCE NO. 10-2005;
PROVIDING FOR REIN-
STATEMENT OF SUM-
MERLAND KEY IN THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OFTHESUMMER-
LAND/ CUDJOE/SUG-
ARLOAF MSTU; PRO-
VIDING FOR REVISION
OF THE LEGAL DE-
SCRIPTION OF THE
SUMMERLAND/ CUD-
JOE/SUGARLOAF
MSTU;PROVIDING FOR
REMOVAL OFSUM-
MERLAND KEY FROM
THE LEGAL DESCRIP-
TION OFTHE BIG PINE
MSTU PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR THE RE-
PEAL OF ALL ORDI-
NANCES INCONSIS-
TENT HEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR IN-
CORPORATION INTO
THE MONROE COUN-
TY CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES; AND PRO-
VIDINGAN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decided to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.

ADAASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a
disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
order to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact the County Adminis-
tratnr's Offic. hv nhnn-


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ing (305) 292-4441, be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later
than 2 working days prior
to the scheduled meet-
ing; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call
"711".

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da, this 16th day of May,
2007.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida

Publish May 26, June 2,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.6978200

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE

Paradise towing Inc.
gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
6/3/2007, 8:00am at 202
20th St. Ocean Lot #25
Marathon FI. 33050, pur-
suant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Paradise Tow-
ing, Inc. reserves the
right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.

1. 1998 Camero VIN#
2G1FP22K7W2125268

2.2000VWJettaVIN#
3VWSA29M5YM009628

3.2000 Express Line
Enclosed Trailer VIN #
48B500C1321053997

4.2003 Dodge VIN#
1B3AP28DXRN130663

Publish May 23, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7196500

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
June 7,2007 beginning
at 9:30 A.M. in the Audi-
torium, Key Colony
Beach City Hall, 600
West Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida; a
meeting will be held re-
garding the

Monroe County Work-
force Housing Task
Force

Persons interested in this
issue are invited to at-
tend. The public is further
advised that some or all
of the members of the
Monroe County Commis-
sinn the Cnmmissinn/


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Council members and/or
their appointed represen-
tatives of the incorporat-
ed cities of Marathon,
Key Colony Beach, Lay-
ton, Key West and the
Village of Islamorada,
representatives of the
Tourist Development
Council and their area
District Advisory Com-
mittee members may at-
tend the meeting and dis-
cuss items that may
come before their re-
spective commissions,
councils, or advisory
boards.

Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decides to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
"based.

ADAASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a
disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
order to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact Stacy DeVane, Mon-
roe County Housing and
Community Develop-
ment Office, by phoning
(305) 289-6002, between
the hours of 8:30 a.m.-
5:00 p.m., no later than 2
working days prior to the
scheduled meeting; if you
aie hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da this 16th day of May,
2007.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County Com-
missioners of Monroe
County, Florida

Publish May 26, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7199900

CITY OF KEY COLONY
BEACH NOTICE OF
PROPOSED
ORDINANCE

The City Commission of
the City of Key Colony
Beach, Florida, will pres-
ent the following pro-
posed ordinance for Sec-
ond Reading and Final
Passage at the Regular
City Commission Meet-
ing to be held Thursday,
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City Hall Auditorium, 600
W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida.

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY COMMIS-
SION OF THE CITY OF
KEY COLONY BEACH,
FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE CITY LAND DE-
VELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS, ARTICLE XII.
OTHER DEVELOP-
MENT REVIEW PRO-
CEDURES, SECTION
101-171 VARIANCES;
AMENDING THE REG-
ULATIONS FOR THE
VARIANCE PROCE-
DURE AND CRITERIA;
lPRiVlnlmil FR'IV'-.


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CLUSION IN THECODE
OF ORDINANCES OF
THE CITY OF KEY COL-
ONY BEACH; PROVID-
ING FORAN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

If any person decides to
appeal any decision
made by the Commission
with respect to any,-at-
ter considered at the
meeting, that person will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings and for such
purpose may need to en-
sure that a verbatim re-
cord of the proceedings
is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and
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appeal is to be based.

Copies of the proposed
ordinance are available
at Key Colony Beach City
Hall, 600 W. Ocean
Drive, Key Colony
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Publish May 26,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7412900

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
July 10, 2007 at 3:00
P.M. the Monroe County
Purchasing Office will
open sealed bids for the
following:
ROOF REPLACEMENT
OF THEMONROE
COUNTY LIBRARY
KEY WEST BRANCH
AT 700 FLEMING
STREET, KEY WEST,
FLORIDA, 33040, IN-
CLUDING REMOVING
OF EXISTING CON-
CRETE TILE/MEM-
BRANE ROOFING SYS-
TEM, MINOR SUB-
STRATE IMPROVE-
MENTS AND INSTAL-
LATION OF NEW CON-
CRETE TILEIMEM-
BRANE ROOFING SYS-
TEMRFB-PFM-191-174
-2007-PURICV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via at www.demandstar.
corn OR http://www.-
co.monroecounty-fl.
gov/pageslmsdlPro-
posals.htm or call toll-
free at 1-800-711-1712.
The Public Record is
available at the Purchas-
ing Office located at the
Gato Building, 1100 Si-
monton Street, Key
West, FL 33040. Techni-
cal questions should be
directed, in writing, to
Monroe County Public
Works, John W. King,
Senior Director, Facilities
Maintenance Depart-
ment, 3583 South Roo-
sevelt Boulevard, Key
West, FL 33040. All an-
swers will be by Adden-
da.

Bidders must submit two
(2) signed originals and
two (2) copies of each bid
in a sealed envelope
clearly marked on the
outside, Bid Statement -
MONROE COUNTY


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PUBLIC LIBRARY -
KEY WEST BRANCH -
ROOF REPLACEMENT,
addressed to:

Monroe County Pur-
chasing Office
1100 Simonton Street,
Room 1-213
Key West, FL 33040
Phone (305) 292-4464
Fax (305) 292-4465

All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on July
10, 2007. Any bids re-
ceived after this date and
time will be automatically
rejected. Bids may be de-
livered by Certified Mail,
Return Receipt Request-
ed, hand-delivered or
couriered. Faxed,
emailed or incomplete
bids will be automatically
rejected. Hand delivered
Bids may request a re-
ceipt. If sent by mail or by
courier, the above-men-
tioned envelope shall be
enclosed in another en-
velope addressed to the
entity and address stated
above. Bidders should be
aware that certain "ex-
press mail" services will
not guarantee specific
time delivery to Key
West, Florida. It is the
sole responsibility of
each Bidder to ensure
their Bid is received in a
timely fashion.
All bids must remain valid
for a period of ninety (90)
days. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the sub-
mission of any person or
affiliate who appears on
the convicted vendor list
prepared by the to De-
partment of Management
Services, State of Flori-
da, underSec.
287.133(3)(d), FS
(1997).

Monroe County's perfor-
mance and obligation to
pay under this contract is
contingent uponran annu-
al appropriation by the
Board of County Com-
missioners.

All bids, including the rec-
ommendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, for final awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids, to waive
informalities in any or all
bids, to re-advertise for
bids; and to separately
accept or reject any item
or items of bid and to
award and/or negotiate a
contract in the best inter-
est of the County.


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Bid Security payable to
Monroe County Board of
County Commissioners
in the amount of five per-
cent (5%) of the Bid must
accompany each Bid in
accordance with the In-
struction to Bidders. The
Bidder awarded a con-
tract in accordance with
this notice shall post a
public construction bond
guaranteeing completion
and quality of work under
the drawings and specifi-
cations.

Dated at Key West this
21st day of May, 2007.
Monroe County Purchas-
ing Department

Publish May 26, June 2,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter.


No. 7423000

CALL FOR BIDS
CITY OF KEY COLONY
BEACH CONSTRUC-
TION OF TWO RECRE-
ATIONAL FITNESS
STATIONS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of
Key Colony Beach, Flori-
da, requests sealed bids
for the construction of two
lifetime Fitness Stations
on concrete slabs.

Scope of Work -
includes, but not limit-
ed to:
1. Installation of two new
11'-0 X11'-OX 6 rein-
forced concrete slabs.
(3,000 psi + #5's 12
O.C.E.W.).
2. Installation of one new
Torso Stability Back
Strengthening Fitness
Station.
3.Installation of one Low-
er Body Stretch Fitness
Station.
4.AIl grading, filling and
compacting for slabs.
5. Installation to bid pack-
age specifications.
6. Final clean up of site.
7.Job must be started by
July 23,2007 and com-
pleted by September 1,
2007.

Additional Require-
ments:"
1 .Bidders must submit li-
censing and proof of in-
surance.with bid.
2.Specifications, Bidder
Response Form and con-
tractual requirements
must be obtained from
Building Official Edward
Borysiewicz, City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, FI. 33051,
phone 305-289-1212.
Ext. 1.
3.An on-site review of the
above requirements with
the Building Official is
mandatory to the hiding


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procedure.

SEALED BIDS may be
submitted as follows:
1. MAIL to City Commis-
sion, P.O. Box 510141,
Key Colony Beach, FL
33051-0141
2. FAX to 305-289-1767
3. DELIVER to City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida

SEALED BIDS MUST
BE SUBMITTED BY
9:00 A.M. ON THURS-
DAY, JUNE 21,2007.
TO BE OPENED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CITY
CLERK. A report of the
bids will be made by the
Building Official at the
Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting beginning
at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday,
June 28, 2007 City Hall
Auditorium.

PLEASE MARK ENVE-
LOPE AS FOLLOWS:
CITY FITNESS STA-
TIONS
OPENING DATE:
JUNE 21,2007

Bids received after 9:00
a.m. on June 21,2007
will be returned to the
sender unopened.The
City Commission re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and all bids.

Vickie L. Bollinger, City
Clerk

Publish Maay 26,30,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7434400

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE

Paradise towing Inc.
gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
6/6/2007, 8:00am at
5409 Overseas HWY
#317 Marathon Fl.
33050, pursuantto sub-
section 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. Para-
dise Towing, Inc. re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all
bids.

1. 1985 FORD VIN#
1FDEE14H4FHA08671

2.1986 JEEP VIN#
1JTWW6618GT150991

3.1986VOLVOVIN#
YV1AX8855G1695010

4.1988 MERCURY
VIN#
1MEBM6043JH676429

5.1991 CHEVROLET
VIN#
1G1BN53E2MW170659


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6.1991 LEXUSVIN#
JT8W22T5M0136882

7. 1994 BUICK VIN#
2G4WB55L6R1441603

8.1995 DODGEVIN#
1B3ES42C9SD317822

9.1997 SATURN VIN#
1G8ZJ527XVZ123815

10. 1999 CHRYSLER
VIN#
2C3HC56GOXH573115

11.2001 FORD VIN#
1FAFFP40451 F257014

12.2004 FORD VIN#
2FTRX17294CA81045

13.2005 DODGEVIN#
1D7HA16N15J594856

Publish May 26, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7454400

I NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
June 4th, 2007 begin-
ning at 1:00 P.M. in
Conference Room #1
of the Gato Building,
1100 Simonton Street,
Key West, FL 33040, a
meeting will be held of
the

REVIEW/SELECTION
COMMITTEE

for the project of

PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES FOR DUCK
KEY BRIDGE REPAIR
DESIGN RFQ-ENG-
109-256-2007-PUR/CV

This meeting will be for
review and evaluation of
the sealed proposals
submitted and opened on
April 19th, 2007 for Re-
quest for Qualifications
for Professional Services
for Duck Key Bridge Re- -
pair Design.

Persons interested in this
issue are invited to at-
tend. The public is further
advised that some or all
of the members of the
Monroe County Commis-
sion, Monroe County En-
gineering and Marine Re-
sources staff, the Com-
mission/Council mem-
bers and/or their appoint-
ed representatives and
representatives of the in-
corporated cities of Mara-
thon; Key Colony Beach,
Layton, and the Village of
Islamorada, and/ortheir
area District Advisory
Committee members
may attend the meeting
and discuss items that
may come before their


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respective commissions,
councils, or advisory
boards.

Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decided to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon.
which the appeal is to be
based.

ADA Assistance: Any in-
dividual needing special
accommodationsat this
meeting due to a disabili-
ty should contact Dave
Parker, Senior Adminis-
trator, Special Projects,
Monroe County Engi-
neering Department by
phoning (305) 292-4524,
Monday through Friday
(excluding holidays), be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and
no later than 48 hours pri-
or to the scheduled meet-
ing.

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da this 22nd day of May,
2007.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Courf
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County Com-
missioners of Monroe
County, Florida

Publish May 26,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7456400

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
MONROE COUNTY
NOTICE OF
ATTORNEY-CLIENT
CLOSED SESSION

The Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, pur-
suantto Section
286.011(8), Florida
Statutes will hold a
Closed Attorney-Client
Session during a public
meeting to be held on
June 6,2007 beginning
at 9:00 A.M. at the Har-
vey Government Center,
1200 Truman Avenue,
Key West, Florida.

Those persons attending
the Closed Session will
be the County Commis-
sioners, County Adminis-
trator Thomas J. Willi,
County Attorney Suzan-
ne Hutton, Chief Assist-
ant Cointy Attorney Rob


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Shillinger, Assistant
County Attorney Susan
Grimsley, and the Coun-
ty's counsel in this litiga-
tion Derek V. Howard,
Esq. and Steven J.
Moore, Esq., and a certi-
fied court reporter. The
purpose of the Closed
Session concerns pend-
ing litigation in the case of
Thomas Collins, et al. v.
Monroe County,, Case
No. CA M-04-379 in
which the County is pres-
ently a party.

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da, this 21st day of May,
2007.
Office of the County At-
torney

Publish May 26, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7484100

IN THE COUNTY
COURT OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No.:05-SC-055-M

KEYS BOAT WORKS,
INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ANGELIQUE WEISS,
DOUGLAS HOWARD
MOORE, and the M.V.
"ISLENE", 30', FL
5232JR
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION TO
FORCLOSE A ME-
CHANIC'S LIEN

IN THE NAME OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

TO THE DEFEN-
DANT(S): ANGELIQUE
WEISS, DOUGLAS
HOWARD MOORE, and
the M.V. "ISLENE", 30',
FL 5232JR; ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, LEGA-
TEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, JUDGE-
MENT CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST, THE NAMED
DEFENDANTS, AND
ALL UNKNOWN NAAT-
URAL PERSONS IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD
OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES,
AND JUDGEMENT
CRFiITORS OR OTH-


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ER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, OR UN-
DERTHOSE UN-
KNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS; AND THE
SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE ASSIGNS,
SUCCESSORS IN IN-
TEREST, TRUSTEES,
ORANY OTHER PER-
SON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANY CORPO-
RATIONS OR OTHER
LEGAL ENTITY NAMED
AS A DEFENDANT;
AND, ALL CLAIMANTS,
PERSONS OR PART-
IES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY
OF THE ABOVE NAMED
OR DESCRIBED DE-
FENDANTS OR PART-
IES OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE, OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED IN THIS COM-
PLAINT, to-wit:

The M.V. "lslene", 30', FL
5232JR ,

YOU, and each of you,
are notified that a suit to
foreclose a mechanic's
lien, to the above de-
scribed property has
been filed against you
and you are hereby re-
quired to serve a copy of
yourAnswerto the Com-
plaint on the Plaintiffs At-
torney, RICHARD A.
MALAFAY, ESQUIRE, of
Campbell & Malafay,
10887 Overseas High-
way, Suite #201, Mara-
thon, Florida 33050, and
file the original in the of-
ficeof the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court on or before
July 9, 2007; otherwise
the allegations of said
Complaint will be taken
as confessed.

THIS NOTICE shall be
published once each
week for four (4) con-
secutive weeks in the
Keynoter.

Dated: this 24th day of
May, 2007

Danny L. Kolhage
as Clerk of the Circuit
Court
by Linda Robertson
Deputy Clerk

Publish May 26, June 2,
9,16,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


130
Lost and Found

FOUND. Rat Terrier
Found @ crnr of Aviation
Blvd & US 1. 1-2 yrs old,
well cared for. Please call
Sara a 304-6794 or ID.


Personals

A sincere, honest,
compatible, genuine, re-
tired man wants a conge-
niallady to tour Europe
for 2 months +/-. Let us
exchange photos. Write
to me: PO Box 430453,
Big Pine Key,FL 33043

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EMPLOYMFINT

260 General -
Miscellaneous

Administrative Assist-
ant, Education Dept.
Dolphin Research Center
has a full-time position
available. Successful
candidate must possess
excellent organizational
and planning skills with
prior administrative
experience & computer
skills required. Interested
applicants should email
their resume to:
drc-hr@dolphins.org or
pick up application at
DRC, 58901 Overseas
Highway, Grassy Key,
FL 33050 EOE

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551







KEY LARGO, FLORIDA,,
We are looking
for great people to
join our team. We
have the following
p ti .it i, l'-. .l :,iLibl .-

Retail Operations
Tii position S nvi:, _s
dive trip registrations,
retail sales, hotel and
dive reservations.

Divemasters
Proof of insurance &
Drug lesting required

Ocean Divers
offers sales
commissions, free
diving, equipment
discounts, flexible
days off & health
insurance options.

Call
Ocean Divers
305-451-1113

We are a Drug
Free Workplace


260 General-
Miscellaneous

Administrative Assist.
F/T. Microsoft Word &
Excel req. Good pay &
benefits. Call Arlington
Electric 743-2558
Advertising &/or Boat
Sales. P/T -F/T, top com-
missions, sales exp. &
dependable transporta-
tion required. Retirees
welcome. 872-3123.


Subscriptions


743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous


Asst. Retail Manager
Needed for busy Old
Town Location. Strong
retail background req.
$1160 biweekly plus
commission w/ a Full
benefit package, vaca-
tion, and paid parking
207 Simonton St.
(305)296-4557
EOEIDrug Free Weok-
place
Big Pine Key Fishing
Lodge is looking to fill a
F/T front desk position.
Hours: 2:30pm-9:00pm.
Benefits & attractive
starting wage. 872-2351

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Call Tanya

for all your l
classified

needs.
743-5551
Email: tmoose@keynoter.com

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Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






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



Marine Diesel Mechanic/Helper
Key Largo area.Will train right person
to certification. Excellent job opportunity.
Port Engineers Inc. 305-451-1864
info@portengineers.com

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260 General-
Miscellaneous
Boat Captain
Fo.busy dive / snorkel
operation in Homestead.
Call Nestor at
305-230-1100. DFWP.
Captain 2 days perweek
for6 pack dive boat.
Must be divemaster or
instructor. 872-2319
Captain for Snorkel
Bat, Master, P/T in Mar-
athon. Great customer
svc skills, drug-free, non-
smoker. 305-289-9938
Captain or crew. Busy
Watersport Co. @ MM61.
Experience a plus & good
personality a must. Drug
free. Call 305-360-0896.
Carpet installers/mea-
surers needed for imm.
yr. round work in the
keys. Must have own van
&tools. CI. Nazima
954-559-7007

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Child Care Help needed
Part/Full time. No
experience necessary.
Call Barbara 743-3517
Cleaning Person, P/T
Marathon & -
305-743-0697. Leave
message.




J IVE CEN ERS

Captains
positions available
Full & Part time
Call
305-481-9095
Ask for DJ
www.rainbowreef.us


H O S P ITA L
Is Hiring
Housekeepers
(1st shift 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.)

We offer salary commensurate
with experience and excellent
benefits including 401K,
medical/dental/vision benefits.

3301 Overseas Highway
-- Marathon, FL 33050
www.fishermenshospital.com
(T) (305) 289-6406
(F): (305) 743-3962
Email:
michele.teller@fh.hma-corp.com
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace
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Bishop, Rosasco & Co.
Ca'aied Publ5k Auntwits


CPA AUDITS & REVIEWS

Three convenient locations in
Islamorada, Marathon, & Summerland.
Medical insurance, paid time off & 401 (k).
Send resume to Attn: Human Resources
8085 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050
Fax 743-0726, tara@keyscpa.com.
For an application call 743-6586. EOE


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Curves of Key Largo.
Full & part time positions
available. Fun, outgoing,
energetic. 305-619-2828

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous
Eclectic Band "Rock,
Blue grass & Originals.
Needs solid guitaror
piano player. Call Patty
Sparks at 522-4167

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous


GET RESULTS
with the Keynoter's
classified section.
743-5551


L I a I


Career Opportunities
MR.1lfre ari juSt 3 joo!
Make a difference in a cnild s life
Competitive salaries willi full
Denefilt incllcilr,g nealtli dental.
and generous pension plan


Child Care Services Specialist
FiT position in Key VVWsl The Child Care Services Specialst determines
family eligibilty for financial assistance. pi uides Resource aria Referral
services for placement in quality school readiness programs and provides
support services ro families and to school readiness providers tIhoughout
Monroe Count/ An Associarie. Degree or two year of functional
experience in a management.admrnislralie position is required
Cuslorner service _kills are a must
Intervention Prevention Counselor
F/T position in Key W/lesi This position is responsible for a range of fanmi.
prevention support, intervention pleservat;on and reunification .eriviLes to
prevent child abuse and neglect and to Duila on family s strengths to
preserve inlact families or to strenglren farnilies for reunification
efforts Otfers voluntary ind mandated ser'.ices to farn lies and .voi s
as a pan of Tnhe Wesley House Ser.ice Center Team A Bachelors Degree
in social services or related human service rield required
Social Services Case Managers
If you hade a bachelor s degree in the social sciences, or e penence in
social service delivery. and have a desire to be a part of a dynamic service
organization Wesley House olfers several counselor opportunities Full
Case Management provides prolecti.e supervision to children works v.ilth
children and families to pronmoe reunification or prevention of remo',al from
home involves development of family case plans and ongoinj liaison with
family courts Positions are available in Key Wesr Training provided
Data Integrity Coordinator
This F'T position in Key WJest is responsible for maintaining cent files and
overseeing file room processes and procedures Postlion vill provide
some coordination jf file room staff in Marathon and Tavernier
HIgh school diploma and good eye for detail required rtwo years
experience in file room maintenance record management and'or
administrative functions a plus Computer skills a must
Clerk/Receptionist
F- T position in Key West is responsible for assisting the Data integrity
Coordinator in maintaining client files and assistinq tie office receptionist
with general office duties High School Diploma or G E D required
Computer skills a plus
Family Support Worker
Tri, position is for F/T paraproiessional in Vey V/ est w.;h 3 responsible to
initiating and mainrairing regular-long-lerm nome visiting services and
making referrals Lo other ne:e.esary support services that si.pprtn healthy
families will children prenatal tnroiir h agq 5 years A minimum o1 a high
school diplrna or G E D and one year or direci experience i'.oring g.vin
culturally dr.erse lamslies Associate s Degree or CDA preferre.-l

Recruiting volunteer Foster Homes throughout
Monroe County


To apply for these positions
please email your resume to
ma.n1 deJcj. eis *:.C yl,
or mail to:
Wesley House Family Services
1304 Truman Avenue
Key Wesl. FL 33040
305.292.7150
305.292.7156 lax
Please indicate which position
you are applying for
EOE


260 General-
Miscellaneous


260 General -
Miscellaneous


Sli Wesley House
SI i" Family Services


May 26, 2007


2 Full-time Culinary
Instructor Positions

At both
Marathon High School &
Key West High School

State-of-the-art Culinary
Facilities.

Check out the Monroe County
School District's website at:
www.keysschools.com
or contact Mark Hooper,
Monroe County School District's
Career Coordinator at:
mark.hooper@keysschools.com



F/T Sales Associate
We are looking for a special
person with a friendly personality
and neat appearance.Experience
helpful, but willing to train the
right person. Flexible schedule.
Competitive salary, with health
insurance & bonuses.
Call Armando for an appointment
664-8004






J E W E L -R Y



A new day is drawing at

HAWK'S. CAY RESORT! E

We are looking for an
Executive Secretary
to assist our Managing Director. Candidate will
assist and represent the Managing Director in a
professional manner and be multi-task oriented.
The successful candidate should also demonstrate
great oral and written communication skills, have
a good working knowledge of Word and Excel
and be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Send your cover letter and resume to:
hr@hawkscay.com or apply in person at
HR, 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard.


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260 General -
Miscellaneous
Electricians And
Helpers wanted by 25
year old local company.
Will train those with no
experience. Top pay,
health insurance, paid
holidays and vacations,
401k. Long term new
construction projects in
Marathon, Islamorada
and Key West. For inter-
view call toll free
1-888-733-5973
Electricians & Helpers.
F/T. Valid drivers license
req. Good pay & benefits.
Call Arlington Electric
743-2558

\NOWBII
Electrician
with experience, in
Marathon. Valid driver's
license required.
Call 743-7855.

[NOWZ = !t
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
305-872-2100.
Foster Homes Wanted
Training, Board Rate&
Support Provided.
Call Wesley House
305-289-2680
Full Time Front Desk
person needed at Reef
Resort. Please call
305-743-7900 or
305-619-0420
Gate Attendant: Full/
part time, salary based
on exp. Flexible hrs incl
nights/wknds. Salary ad-
vancements & benefits
pkgafter 90 days. Drug
test& background check
req MM 66 305-664-4860
General Maintenance
F/T with benefits. 7:00 to
3:30pm Mon-Fri. Apply in
person, Venture Out, 701
Spanish Main Dr, Cudjoe
Key. 745-3233
Heavy equipment
diesel mechanic.
Immediate opening,
PT/F/T. Experience
required. Will pay the
right person. Marathon
area. Fax resume to
S305-289-9394.
Kennel Assistant/
Housekeeper
Housekeeping and ani-
mal care duties required.
Must be able to lift at least
50 Ibs. This P/T weekend
position will only be filled
by a compassionate, car-
ing individual that loves
to work with animals and
people. Please call Mara-
thon Veterinary Hospital
at 305-743-7099.

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous


Maintenance person/
Gift Shop sales & tour
positions avail. Retired
welcome, P/T or F/T, for
responsible person who
enjoys working w/ public.
Pigeon Key. 743-5999.
Maintenance Position-
Part Time. Light Duty...
Retirees Welcome.
Apply in person at Island
Storage Inc. 10730 4th
Ave. Gulf. Marathon, FL
Phone: 305-743-8898
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.
Mechanic helper for
elevators needed. Some
electrical/mech. experi-
ence helpful. FIT, great
union benefits, training &
education provided.
Please call 743-4422.

Real Estate.
Business.

Lifestyle.
find it in


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free in local newspaper rackF


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Mortgage Loan Origi-
nator. Keys Federal
Credit Union. An experi-
enced, motivated mor-
gage loan originator
wanted! The ideal candi-
date has knowledge of
conventional loan re-
quirements and real es-
tate law. A proven track
record of sales ability a
must. We offer local in-
house processing, un-
derwriting and closing.
Portfolio loans. Full range
of mortgage programs.
Draw and/or salary with
volume based commis-
sion. Full benefits pack-
age, incl. dedicated.office
space, laptop and paid
time off. Mustpossess
high school diploma or
equivalent; a college de-
gree is preferred. Good
credit a must. Apply in
person orvisitwww.kcys-
fcu.org to download an
application. Applications
can be faxed to
294-0558, or Email to
hr@keysfcu.orq. EOE
P/T Clerk/Cashier, MM
66: Small store in gated
comm: stock & clean
store. 21 +. Pay depends
on exp. 305-664-4860
Part time companion
needed for elderly lady.
No cooking. Must be
available Saturdays.
289-3379 after 6:00 pm.

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Pump truck driver
needed Upper Keys
area. FT, CDL A or B lic.
w/tanker endorsement.
Must be able to pass
DOT physical and speak
English. 453-7999 or pick
up application at 99101
Overseas Hwy., K. L.
Roofers. Shingle,
metal, tile, etc.
Sub contractors needed.
Call 305-872-9214
SALES ASSOCIATE-
$8-$12 an hr. full or part
time. Goofy Gecko Store
of Marathon
305-289-4228
Security Guard
Parttime 3:00-11:30pm,
for private community.
Competive wages.
Apply in person Venture
Out, 701 Spanish Main,
Cudioe Key.
Summer Camp Instruc-
tor needed to work with
school aged children in a
Christian environment.
Mon-Fri. Call 743-7165

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

Real Estate.
Business.

Lifestyle.
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CORAL REE F STATE PARK


Coral Reef Park Co., Inc. Division
Manager position available within
John Pennekamp State Pk Concession
High-Volume Visitor Services tourism operation
entails Boat Tours, Boat Rentals, Retail and Food
Services.

Duties and responsibilities relate to Strong
Customer Service Background, Florida DEP
liason, HR issues, Staff training within Safety
Compliance and Environmental Education.

Requirements:
Must be a graduate of an accredited college or
university, a major in Business Administrationrs
preferred. MBA a plus.

Considerable knowledge of overall business
administration and accounting procedures,
Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet
applications.
Familiarity w'ith slate regulations, particularly
labor and taxes.

Compensation package includes Health, Life
and Dental Insurance.

Candidates may mail resumes to CRPC, Inc.
PO Box 1560 Key Largo, Fl 33037.0r submit
in person to the Main Concession Office at
John Pennekamp State Park.



SKATE PARK ATTENDANT
City of Marathon
PART TIME $10 HR/WEEKENDS
Approximately 18 hours
Prior experience working with youths and
adults-in a recreational setting a plus.
Successful applicants must undergo drug screening,
driving record and background check. Apply
Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10045 Overseas
Hwy or visit our website www.ci.marathon.fl.us for
an application. Fax application to 305-289-4143.,_
Drug Free Workplace, EOE.


,/ Supervisor
S' Job Foreman
SHands-on Job Foreman needed
for Coristruction Co. in 1he Upper
Keys. Bi-Lingual preferred -
lMlust have own tool'; & can read
plans. Immediate opening.
305-451-2200


Classifieds 305-743-5551


Hawk's Cay Resort

and Marina

A new day is dawning
at Hawk's Cay Resort

We're looking for high energy
individuals who enjoy challenges
in a fast-paced environment.
We offer great benefits and a
rewarding career..


PBX-Operator

Front Desk Associate

IT Technician

Sales Coordinator

HR Training Administrator

Director of Security

Apply in person at MM 61,
Human Resources, or complete
an online application at
www.hawkscay.com
*Drug Free Workplace, E.O.E*


J ( -l. Wesley House
S Family Services

Finance Director
Management position, located in the
Lower Keys, responsible for directing
crordinating maintaining, facilitating
and controlling financial operations
Monitors policies and procedures and
recommends improvements consults
with the Senior Management.
participates in establishing and
implementing major goals and
objectives, responsible for achieving
performance standards, and
responsible for budget development
and internal'e.lernal audit
functions Five plus years of high le.el
accounting senior management
experience Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting or Finance, Mastei's degree
preferred
To apply please email your resume
to |ohn.cell c(.'eslevho.i;.~:.ofr.
or mail to:
Wesley House Family Services
1304 Truman Avenue
Key West. FL 33040
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.Supeim
The Westin Full Time:
Assistant Bell Captain,
Bellman, Banquet Set
Up, Security, Hostess,
Bartender, Room Atten-
dant, Pool Server, Turn-
down Attendant, House-
man (shampoo), House-
man (room), Reservation
Supervisor, Overnight
Garage Attendant.
Sunset Key Full Time:
Hostess, Line Cook,
'Cook, PM Busser,
Houseman, Pool Atten-
dant
Banana Bay Full Time:
AM Server, Front Desk
Agent.
Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Steet, Key
West.
Apply in Person or Email
Resume to:
Steve.lanier@
westinkeywestresort.
com EOE


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TROPICAL SHELL
& GIFT, INC.
Has openings in:
Groundskeeper/ Main-
tenence
F/T. Duties: general
cleaning, trash pickup,
lawn care and janitorial
tasks. Exp. req.
$12.00/hr
Warehouse Material
Handler
Experience w/ Po's, In-
voices and material han-
ilg req. $12/hr
Retail Sales
FT/PT Retail Sales
$9.50/hr plus commis-
sion. 2 Weeks Vacation
with Medical & Dental
benefits available after
90 days.
APPLY IN PERSON AT:
207 SIMONTON ST.
(305) 296-4557
EOEIDrug Free Work-
place

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looking for.

Check the
KEYNOTER
Classifieds every
Wednesday and
Saturday
and


on Sunday.


VOLUNTEER COORDI-'
NATOR Seeking a posi-
tive, energetic, organized
go-getter w/excellent
communication & people
skills that can manage a
diverse group of people &
match their skills/talents
w/ patient & agency
needs. This individual will
build a comprehensive
volunteer recruitment &
retention program. Posi-
tion works closely w/ oth-
er staff members & com-
munity at large. This is a
PT position based in Key
West office but we will
consider combining this
position w/ the PT Fund-
raising Coordinator posi-
tion to create one FT job
for the individual that can
take on both job respon-
sibilities. Interested indi-
viduals should submit a
resume w/cover letter to
Barb Fernandez, Visiting
Nurse Association and
Hospice of the Florida
Keys, via e-mail
bfernandez@hospicev-
na.com orfax:
305-292-9466. Inquires
by e-mail. EOE/DFWP
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


6 pack Captain position
avail. Instructor preferred
for busy resort in Key
Largo. Please send
resume to
justintime031003
@comcast.net and
call 305-304-8610.
265
Healthcare
Dental Hygienist
Monday to Thursday
8am-5pm on Summer-
land Key. Competetive
starting salary, health
and 401K benefits avail-
able. Please email re-
sume to: summerland
dental@bellsouth.net or
fax 305-743-1753 or stop
by office at: 24986 Over-
seas Hwy, Summerland
Key.

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
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* RNs
* CNAs
* Operating Room
Technicians
* ER Registration Clerks
(2nd Shift)
* One Call Scheduler
* Dietary Aide
* Physical Therapist
* Housekeepers

Human Resources: (305) 289-6406
Fax, (305) 743-3962
Email:
Michele.Teller@fli.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com







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3301 0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


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Mariners

Hospital




seeks qualified individuals for the follr'i;'
positions. If you are selected, we will provide you
with growth opportunities, a competitive salary
and an excellent benefits package.

Patient Financial Reps
Full time. High school diploma or equivalent.
Excellent customer service skills required.

Patient Care Techs
Part time. High school diploma or equivalent.
Certified Nursing Assistant with recent hospital
or nursing home experience required.

Unit Clerks
Part time. High school diploma or equivalent.
Hospital or Dr. office experience preferred.

Imaging Assistant
Part time. Weekends. High school diploma or
equivalent,

Phlebotomist
Full time & Per Diem. High school diployma
or equivalent. One year hospital experience
preferred.

Apply in person or fax/mail resumes to:
Human Resources
MARINERS HOSPITAL
91500 Overseas Highway,
Tavernier, Florida 33070
Fax 305/434-1642





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ties! Enter a challenging
and rewarding health-
care field. Home health
offers you the indepen-
dence, flexibility and
fantastic views you are
looking for. Warning: this
is a "NO-TIME-CARD-
PUNCHING" zone!
RN's, full-time and part
time openings available
forthe Middle and Upper
Ikeys. Competitive
wages & benefits.
Full-time includes health
& dental insurance, 403b,
holiday pay, continuing
educa-tion opportunities,
ac-crual of paid time off,
and on-call & mileage
reimbursement. There
are part-time benefits as
well! Fora full list of
benefits, submission of
resumes or applications
or more information,
please contact Barbara
Fernandez, HR Manager
via e-mail bfernandez
@hospicevna.com or via
fax 305-292-9466.
DFWP/EOE.

INOWA-!t7M
Home Health Agency
needs full time CNA to
cover Marathon to Key
Largo. Must have own
transportation. Excellent
pay and benefits. Please
call 305-743-9817 for
more information and ask
for Helen orfax resume
to 305-743-9873 Lisc. #
21872096
Medical Assistant/Cler-
ical assistant for Mara-
thon physicians office.
Call 305-745-7357 orfax
resume to 305-745-7360
CALLCLASSIRED 743-5551


Our fast paced medical
practice has openings for
a Medical Assistant/
Esthetician & Front
office. We offer a pleas-
ant working environment
w/ generiousbenefits.
Looking for a team player
w/experience in a
medical or cosmetic
setting or related field.
Surgical assistant a
plus.Will consider PIT.
request. Please fax
resume to Mary Jo
305-664-3599.
270
Office Clerical
Cunningham Miller &
Williams. Immediate
need for Legal Assistant
for litigation attorney.
Experience preferred, but
not necessary. Detail
oriented, organized and
computer savvy person
would be ideal. Send re-
sume to: PO Box 500938
Marathon, FL 33050.

INOWZtMM
Good loan processor
wanted F/Tfor busy
successful mortgage. co.
Email or fax resume.
hr@keysfunding.com
Fax 305-852-8745
Office Manager wanted,
full time. Benefits.
Call Bayshore Physical
Therapy, Marathon,
289-8270

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f Keys
Insurance
Services, Inc.
Established Since 1984

HIRING:
Licensed Insurance CSR's
Data Processor
Administrative Assistant/
HR Individual with
office & computer exp.
Excellent Benefits Package includes
Health Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacations,
Paid Holidays and Employee Housing
available.
Hiring Bonus based on
insurance experience.
Email your resume to
gbetancourt@keysinsurance.com
Or fax it to (305) 743-0582


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270
Office Clerical
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable, Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
275
Professional
FUNDRAISING COOR-
DINATOR Seeking a
positive, energetic & or-
ganized, roll-up-the-
sleeves type individual w/
excellent communication
& people skills with the
drive and talent to plan,
organize and carry out in-
ternal/external fundrais-
ing events. This individu-
al will work w/, motivate &
orchestrate the efforts of
volunteers, staff, board
members & the commu-
nity at large. Candidate
will enjoy the outdoors,
be willing/able to travel
throughout the Keys and
participate in events
physically as needed.
This is a PT position but
will consider combining
with the PT Volunteer
Coordinator position to
create one FTjob forth
individual that can take
on both job responsibili-
ties. Will also consider
basing this position in our
Tavernier office. Interest-
ed individuals should
submit a resume w/cover
letter to Barb Fernandez,
Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion and Hospice of the
Florida Keys, via e-mail
bfernandez@hospicev-
na.com or fax:
305-292-9466. Inquires
by e-mail. EOE/DFWP
Printshop Looking for
a person with qualifica-
tions to run duplicators,
folders, cutters and
stitchers. EEOC + Drug
Free Position
305-743-6732 5101
Overseas Hwy Marathon
Vocational Rehabilita-
tion/VR Technician.
Assist VR Counselors in
our Marathon office in
providing services
related to the coordina-
tion of consumer
activities or special proj-
ects. BA degree. Exp in
counseling, job place-
ment, job coaching or
public vocational rehab
program can substitute
on a yearfor year basis
for education. Must have
excellent written and oral
communication skills and
be computer literate. Sal-
ary $29,500. Fax resume
to 772-467-3142 or email
dsullivan@ourpeople
work.org EOE/AA/DFWP
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Assistant Manager F/T
for busy BBQ restaurant.
Benefits package avail.
Call 917-282-2472

INOWbn
Cook, and Prep Cook:
Marathon's Best BBQ
Restaurant. Experi-
enced, reliable. Apply in
person: Porky's Bayside,
MM 47.5. DWP, EOE
Desk Clerk. Sat & Sun,
3pm-11 pm. Pleasant
working conditions, will
train. Key Colony Beach
Motel, 289-0411
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


BE YOUR OWN BOSSM
BUSY KEY LARGO SALON
NOW HIRING
INDEPENDENT 6TYLISTS
NAIL TECHS-ESTHETICIANS
CHOOSE YOUR HOURS*
(FULUPART TIME)
CALL 305-522-6255
FOR DETAILS


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LITTLE PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Great Pay, Cash Incentives
HOUSEKEEPERS
DOCKMASTER P/T WEEKENDS
DISHWASHER
LINE COOK PASTRY COOK
BOAT MATE
S Please stop by Little Palm Island at
28500 Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key
lor an Employment Application or call 872-2524


Breezy Palms Resort
Is now Hiring
F/T Front Desk
Reliable, organized, friendly
good with people and
computers.Exp. helpful
but not required.
Apply in person
MM 80, Oceanside
664-2361
,e.1


Civil Traffic Infraction Officer

The 16th Judicial Circuit is seeking part-time Hearings Officers to hear
civil traffic infraction proceedings. Applicants must be a member of the
Florida Bar in good standing. The Hearing Officers will be assigned to
one of three locations: Key West, Marathon, or Plantation Key, and will
preside over regular traffic court calendars scheduled in those locations.
These positions are contractual and the hourly compensation is $75.00.
Hearing Officers are not employees of the Circuit, or the State Court
System, and there are no benefits. Work will commence in July 2007.
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Mary Vanden Brook,
Court Administrator, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, Fl 33040, by
June 1 ,2007. We do not discriminate on the base of race, religion,
sex, age, or disability. EOE. If you need an accommodation to
participate in the application/selection process, please notify us
in advance at 305-292-3423; Florida Relay Services (Voice)
800-955-8770; TDD 800-955-8771.


(Sit. p927
"TIB Bank is offering exceptional employment opportunity
in Big Pine Key. We are looking for an experienced person
that provides excellent customer service with a smile!

FT- Teller

Please view job description & apply on-line at
www.tibbank.com/careers.
EOE


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.~. Dishwasher: immedi-
ate openings both am
and pm. Stop in to Little
SItaly or call: 664-4472
FIT P/T Kitchen help for
BBQ Restaurant.
Benefits available.
917-282-2472


280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Housekeeping F/T
Apply in person at the
front desk.
Blackfin Resort.

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Check out the
employment section
of the Keynoter Classifieds.


MARINER'S CLUB
K E Y L AR GO

We are currently interviewing for the following positions to join
our team as we grow into the best resort in the Florida Keys!


Full Time Guest Services Agent

Part Time Guest Services Agent

Join our team at the Mariner's Club Key Largo. Qualified
applicants must have a flexible work schedule. Experience a
plus but not required. Great Benefits available with full time
employment. Competitive Compensation.

Please Fax Resume to Attn:
Stacy Dodson at (305) 853-1135
or fill out an application at
97501 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo FL 33037

EOE DRUG FREE COMPANY


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The Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the 4 Diamond luxury resort
located in beautiful Islamior:adi. seeks hospitality service
professionals in all areas. The Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers
a full employment benefits package as well as promotional
opportunities.


We have an immediate need for:
Bartender $5.75 hr. + tips
Fine Dining Server $3.75 + tips


To apply:
By mail:


In person M-F, 9 to 3, Human Resources Office
Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P 0 Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036


By fax: 305-517-4484
By email: abrennan(cheeca.com
E.O.E.


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Key Fisheries. Looking
to fill the following posi-
lions. oManager, re laI
market fish cutter count-
er help & bartenders Will
S train Great wor: place
Flexible schedule F-T
PT. Must speak and read
English Some ermplo.,,ee
Housing ma, be a..ail -
Sable Drug test required
Apply in person End ci
S, 2 3r 35th SIreM e Ba, side.
Now Hiring Mainte-
F nance, housekeeping
a grill crlok gate attenrdart
S(Mid to8 amr. Suns-hine
Key Rv Resort & rM arna
SM y MM. 39 Full lime + Dene-
fils. 305-872-2217 ask for
K \NEendy or MEarlene
Waitress Wanted
Apply in
I perori at
the Stuffed Piq

-,/
-='- + Looking for a full time employee
who is also a certified diver to
work the gift shop of Key Largo
Undersea Lodge Park home of
the only underwater hotel.
Jules' Undersea Lodge
Hours are from 8:00 am to
4.00 pm, Wednesday- Sunday.
Starting pay $10.50 per hour.

Please call

.' 305-451-2353


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LINE COOK

Excellent pay, benefits & working
hours/paid vacation.
Apply in person.

MARATHON
YACHT CLUB
825 33rd St., Marathon


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has positions available at:





Apply in person at the
Holiday Inn & Marina, MM 54, Marathon
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION,
CONTACT DENNIS WARDLOW AT 305.289.0222
EOE/M/IFNID


280 Restaurants-
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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels


We're looking for great candidates to join our
professional team. We offer health insurance,401K
and a friendly working environment. We are looking
for exceptional people to fill the following positions.

* Executive Housekeeper

* Room Attendants

Apply in person
500 Burton Drive Suite 5216
MM 92.5 Tavernier, FI 33070
or fax resume to: 305-853-5109










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In today's quick-paced world, little time is
left to do those day to day tasks and less time to
do the things we enjoy. Island Breeze Concierge
was created so everyone, both visiting and
local, can have help when their to-do list is
longer then their day. 305*852*6245

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Waitstaff Now hiring
night time waitstaff. FIT&
P/T. Drop off application
at Key Colony Inn.
743-0100
285
Situations Wanted


Babysitter needed!!
Reliable & responsible
person to care for 1 child
in Key West area. Please
call: Cell--386-405-0092
Cleaning-Homes.
Specialized to your
needs. References avail-
able. Call Arlette
304-1084
Need help with the kids
this summer? Call
509-0041 for more info.
on a Red Cross Certified
mature 13-yr-old, Moth-
er S Helper Baby sitter
300
SERVICES

360 Professional
Services
We Blow Cellulose
Insulation throughout
the Keys. Free estimates.
305-731-5285
Save on your enerq, bills
500
MERCHANDISE

515 Antiques-
Collectibles
Antique brass Grecian
style P.O. boxes. Set of
30. Original mounting.
$250 for all. 664-2982

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Miscellaneous


545 e Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Huge yard sale-Anchor
Lite Botel, corner of 117th
& O/S Hwy, Mara. Every-
thing must go! Fixtures,
beds, linens, furn & more!
5/26 & 27th, 6/1 & 2, 9am
MM 102 O/S Sat 5/26,
7am-? 324 Mahogany
Dr. Moving, must sell:
Furniture, appliances,
more. 305-453-4302
Moving Sat + Sun
8am-? Tools, racks, fur-
niture, fishing rods,
weights. 419 121st St
Gulf, Marathon
Sat 5/26 + Sun 5/27
9am- 1 pm Yard/moving
sale DUCK KEY 275 W.
Seaview Dr. Turn left af-
ter 2nd "hump" bridge.
Go straight. 743-0354
call for directions if lost.-
Misc items, bronze Rem-
ingtons, etc.
1121 Whitehead St.
305-304-8161.
Sat. & Sun. May25th &
27th. 8am til 2pm.
Appliances, furniture &
household items.
S-
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575
Pets
BEAUTIFUL Pure Bred
Miniature Dachsund
puppies. To view please
call Nikki 305-743-9449
or713-560-4601
Himalayan color-point-
ed Persian Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
Small yorkie pups, m/f.
Born 1/21/07. $850 each.
AKC & shots. Good
pedigree. 305-289-8549

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Bandflex Gym. Same as
Bowflex. Legs, chest,
shoulders, back & arms,
all on one machine.
Compact & easy to use.
$250.743-0366
Forklift For Sale
Runs great!
$9000.00 Call Dave
305-731-5521
Form Lumber
1/2 Price
3/4 Form Ply and 2" x 4"
Jim 305-815-7861
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought& sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Interior Plantation
Shutters or Exterior
Bahama Shutters. The
essence of Keys
ambiance. Island Shutter
Co. Contact: Joel
386-295-5923
Jamaican Tall coconut
palms, acclimated,
potted, up to 7'. $30 & up.
Many available, you
pick-call: 304-7822

SMUSTSELL
John Deere 3320 Com-
pact Tractor. 4-whdr, E-
hydro, loader, 60"bush
hog, spring rake, 55001b
trailerw/brakes, loaded,
Like new, 130 hours.
$19,500 Marathon
305-481-3618
Kenmore Chest type
freezer, unused, 6
months old, $250. Sanyo
19" flat screen TV like
new, $75. DirecTV re-
ceiver w/remote and ca-
bles, $25 305-451-1279
Like New!! GE Space-
maker washer/dryer.
Energy Star, water effic,
purch Oct.'06, used less
than 30 times. Moving,
can't take along. $1,100
obo. 202-494-1995

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100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-843

NEW ICE
MACHINES
25 Ibs. to 3,000 Ibs.
www ICECUBESDIRECT corn,
866-948-0404


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Like New! Sofa (103") &
loveseat (72"), amber
chenille. Bought July'06,
no smoke or pets, very
comfy, excellent cond.
Moving can't take along.
$1200 obo 202-494-1995
Memory Foam Mattress
Queen size 9" by NASA
as seen on TV. 20 yrwrty,
still in pkg, Cost $2000,
Must sell $385.481-6905
Pillow top Queen size
Select Comfort air bed
complete bed. High den-
sity foam 4" pillow top -
each side adjustable to
firmness. White-wash
mission style headboard
and footboard. Mattress
like new. $350.00.
289-8333 or 684-9990
Private Collector Wants
Old model Military clocks
& watches, Dive watches
and Pilot Watches.
305-743-4578

600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities
Small engine repair &
sales business located
in Marathon. Contact
Don 305-7-43-7590

100
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
utilities incl. 872-2750
Annual Rentals
Big Pine Key: 3/2 $1600.
Marathon: 1/1 $900. FLS.
Call Barbara at Coldwell
Banker RE
305-289-6499
Available now 3/2
unfurn, Venetial Shores.
$2,500 mo. + utils.
Call Candi for more info
305-394-3382
Big Pine Large 3bd, 2ba
canalfront home with
dockage. A/C. $1750 mo.
Call Al at 305-747-0768
Keyswide Realty
BPK2/1 on boating
canal. New carpet, D/W,
W/D, screen porch, Ig
storage area. Neat &
Clean $1550 mo f/l/1 k
sec. Yearly. 13th mo.
for free. 305-923-0400
Brand new home on
Ramrod Key. 3bd/2ba.
Deepwater dock/davits.
954-849-3563 or
954-941-5706


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710
Homes for Rent


IWaterfront j
Cudjoe Key canal. 2/2,
pool, tiki, seawall, custom
Int, stainless apple, C/air
$2000 incl all util + cable
& dsl. Call 305-393-0292
Duck Key 2bed/2bath
on water. Unfurnished,
no pets. $2600/mo +
utilities, F/L/S. Call
Kristen 305-743-5000
Duck Key, 4/3 Water-
front, Dock, Pool, Furn,
$4,500/mo + util, Lease
w/option to buy, F/L/S,
305-395-1893
Grassy Key 3bed/2bath
Stilt home for rent
$1800/mo, annual.
ReMax: 743-2300
Grassy Key stilt home
2bd, 2ba, cathedral ceil-
ings, wrap-around deck.
Nice quiet area. Storage
unit downstairs. $1600
mo & utils. Call Tom at
215-514-5163. Avail 6/1.
Key Colony Beach
3 Homes: 3 / 2 $2300/mo
1 on waterfurn $2500/mo
1 Condo 1/1 $1100/mo
Refs Required. Pete
Donnelly 305-743-5407
Cell 732-996-9591 email
pepaul@aol.com
Key Largo 2/2 bay view,
30' of dockage. $2,200
mo obo inc elec & water.
954-937-2355
Keys Gate brand new
2-story 4BR/3BA, 2-car
garage. Homestead. Pet
ok. $1,900.
Sherry 305-664-4806
Lg Est Home. 3500 sq ft:
3/3 Raised pool second
floor. Sombrero Isle. Wa-
terfront. Easy Ocean ac-
cess. 239-340-5731

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7435551


710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront
Little Torch 1/1. Private
Dock. Big kitch, W/D.
Open water views. F/L/S
N/PAmazing oppor. for
right indiv. 912-844-2628
Marathon 1brm/1 ba
spectacular bay view
with dockage. All newap-
pliances. $1200/month
517-795-3836
Marathon 2/2 house
MM53. Newly remod-
eled, W/D. Plus family
room. $1400/mo F//US
305-304-3744
Marathon 2/2 Single
family home. 50th St.
$1800/mo.
216-509-4400
Marathon, 3/2. Family/
employee housing.
Spacious, semi-furn.,
large fenced yard, near
boat ramp. Pets OK.
$1800 + util. References
checked. 305-743-1859
Marathon Charming
3bd, 1ba home w/ gulf
views & huge yard. Very
clean. $1800 + utils.
Efficiency guest house
$795 includes util. Call
Andy at 561-212-3045

Waterfront
Marathon High End
Studio in gated area, fur-
nished, utils inc. Docks
and boathouse available.
305-240-4969 or
743-9322
Marathon/ Knight's Key
3/2 Furnished $1600/mo
+ util. Call Gordon
Smith, Bascom Grooms
RE 305-304-3422
Marathon MM50,
2/2 Executive Home.
Golfcourse, waterfront,
60' deepwater dock,
granite & marble through-
out, gourmet kitchen.
$3K/mo. 843-476-6777


710
Homes for Rent
Marathon nearly new.
3bd/2ba unfurn. W/D &
appliances. $1300/mo.
F/L/S. Ref. required.
289-0971 386-362-4575


Marathon open water
views. 2/2 renovated w/
granite & SS appis, new
W/D, Irg porch. F/L/S.
$1750/mo 305-731-6647
MM 105.5 Key Largo,
B/S, Lrg 4/3 CBS, scrn
porch, rooftop bdr.
w/ patio, priv/dock/ramp,
workroom, shutters.
$2500. mo F/L/S. + ref.
Avail. 7/1 305/619-0136,
451-2845.
MM 93 beautiful, private
1BR oceanfront home,
pets ok. $1,550 mo.
305-664-9696
MM 94 B/S 2/1 on stilts,
Irg fenced yard, H.O.
park w/ramp, pier.
305-338-6988

%Waterfront
MM99. Oceanview. 3/2.
2200 sq ft, 2 canals &
dockage. $1900/mo +
util. 305-926-5183 or
305-304-4362

immaculate
Newly remodeled, 75'
dock on deepwater
canal, MM 102, 2BR/2
BA, fully furnished, cable
W/D, dW, C-A/C, large
lot. No Pets $2,000 mo.
419-706-0303
Old Tavernier all new
3/2.2000 sq ft. home.
Partfurn. No Smoking.
$1800 mo. 305-393-0069

H Listing
Port Largo
3BR/3BA
$2,000 mo. F/L/S
561-715-1381
Summerland Key 2/2.
Sandy bch, dock, boat
basin, A/C, W/D. Unfurn.
$1800mo. 561-371-9838
561-588-4919
Summerland Key, for
rent or to own. 2/2 on
canal, fully remodeled.
Must have excellent ref.
Lease & Sec. required.
$1800 + util. Ask for
details to own. No pets!
Call 630-774-0250
Tav. O/S Concrete, 2/1
up, 2 rooms 1/1 efficy. dn.
remodel, scrn porch,
tiled, full kitchen dn, H.O.
pk, no smoking, no pets,
151 Atlantic Ave. $1500
F/L/S 305-246-7848 or
cell 786-295-0022

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710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront
YOUR LUCKY DAY!
Rarely avail. Marathon
3/2 on stilts, dir on ocean,
spectacularview, large
private beach & property,
quiet, concrete seawall,
new W/D, conv. to every-
thing. $2250 + until. N/S.
F/L/S. 305-304-4166
3/3 Pool Large Wtrfrnt
dockage, pool kitchen/
dining, Coco Plumb.
Annual $2800/mo
239-340-5731
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Beautiful ocean view w/
boat slip, in Windley Key
Lot 23, MM 84.5, 1/1,
freshly redone, spacious
MH w/patio, 2 parking
spaces, Chickee hut &
picnic area right outside
your door. Must see.
$1,350.305-670-22744
Keys RV. 1/1 with den.
60' dockage, fabulous
view. $1200/mo + util.
F/L/S. 743-0235
KLTV 2BR/2BA, w/out-
door entrtnmt ctr & hot
tub, Irg storage shed. No
smoking or pets. $1,000
mo + until F/L/S 453-7854
cell 954-647-4576 Dino
Marathon 2 bed/2 full
baths. $1200/mo. F/L/S.
Private entrances.
Freshly remodeled.
Call 305-743-8614
Marathon.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon Keys RV 1/1
Fully furnished.
$1100/mo inc utils
F/L/S 743-0235
MM 93 o/s 2/1 with W/D,
fenced yard, no smok-
ing, pets ok. F/L/S $800.
+ uti. 786-253-3042

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725 Apt-Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Apt. 1/1 in Port Largo,
waterfront, boat dock-
age, ground level w/
backyard. $950:
305-670-2274
Big Pine 2/1 upstairs
duplex. Completely re-
modeled. $1400/mo utils
& cable incl. F/L/S. No
pets. Al 305-469-0992
Big Pine Key on canal.
Ideal for one person.
Must have steady job. No
Pets. Private Entrance.
Available now. $750/mo.
872-3609
Big Pine Pine Channel
Estates 2/1, Waterfront
duplex. $1400/mo. First/
Security. Pets ok.
786-229-0228


725 Apt- Condo- 725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent


BPK Duplex 2/1 Water-
front, 30' dockage, newly
remodeled. $1250/mo wa-
ter inc. F/L/Sec ($500)
305-528-5298
1GREAKn M.*

Canalfront, unfurn.
2BR/1BA apt. down
MM105 B/S Inci dock-
age & jacuzzi/exercise
rm. $1,375 mo. incl utils/
cable. 305-451-1380
Homestead 2/1.5 Town-
house, new roof & kitch-
en. $3K/ closing cost.
Sale: $172K or Rent for
$1050/mo 305-409-6309
1GRE A 0 i

KCB Gem. Must see half
duplex. 2/1 orncanal,
furn/unfurn, W/D,
$1850/mo + util. F/US.
305-367-0266
Key Largo 2/2 bay view,
luxury remodeled condo,
boat slip $3,000 mo obo
954-937-2355
Key Largo "Best View
In The Keys" MM98 Bay-
side, the Rock Harbor
Club. 2/2, luxury condo,
beach, pool, tennis, and
more. 305-522-1795
Key Largo Efficiency
Apt Avail. 6/1. Screened
porch. $825/mo incl. all
util. 1st& security. Call
George 305-923-8957
Key Largo, very nice 2/1
dplx, H/O park/ ramp,
beach. $1400 incl util.
Pets OK. 305-942-5022
Key West: 3BD & 2BD
$2,000 / $1,850 / month.
Walkto beach. FLS.
Lela 305-395-0814
BiqCheeseRealtor.com
Key West, Old Town.
2bd/1 ba newly renovated
Private backyard, 2nd fir.
$1500/mo. First/Security.
Refs. 305-522-4362
Key West, Old Town
2/3 bd, 1ba. 2 story.
Newly renovated.
$2200/mo. First/Security.
Refs. 305-522-4362
KL 2 rm. furnished apt.
MM 100.6 B/S. Dock priv-
ileges. Start@$750 mo.
Avail 6/1. Deposit, 3 ref.,
CredRpt 305-451-2578
Layton Cheerful CBS
1/1, FI rm, on canal in qui-
et area. W/D. $875 +
utilities. F/L/S. N/S, no
pets. 480-200-9189
Long Key beautifully
furnished large upper 1/1
with bay view, canal w/
dockage. Utilities incl.
Available until Sept. 1st.
$1400/mo 904-382-5767


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Waterfront A
Long Key, MM 68.2/1.
Overlooking state park.
Open water estuary.
175 feet of dockage.
New Kitchen/appliances.
Tiki hut, canoe & kayaks.
Furnished/unfurnishi.
$2400/mo 305-448-4845
Marathon 1/1 for $1200.
2/2 for $2600. Both have
pool & tennis court, on
canal w/ dockage.
Richard 305-481-8888
Marathon 1 &2 bdrms
on canal. Avail. immed.
Laundry fac & central
A/C. No pets. Starting at
$900.305-743-7693
Marathon, 1bd/1ba.
Avail. in June. W/D on
premises. Quiet street.
$950, incl. water. F/L/S.
Lye Message 743-6791
Marathon 1 room effcy.
Beautiful, new, full baSi,
W/D. No pets. $820 mo
incl. utils. F/S. 923-9616
or 617-905-8742

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Marathon 3/2.5 Condo,
Ocean Front Property.
Pool, Tennis, Beach. Ful-
ly furnished. $1950.00 +
utils, F/L/S + Refs.
Boatslip available.Call:
239-394-3721 eMail:
horl@netzero.net
Marathon 3/2 Duplex,
canal, W/D hookup, fresh
paint, 2-car parking, no
pets. $1,300/mo, F/US.
305-731-9591
Marathon Canal front
condo. 1b/1ba for
$1200/mo + utils. 6
F/L/S. 305-743-6881
American Caribbean
Real Estate, Leslie
Marathon Half Duplex
2/2 Unfurnished. Pool,
hot tub and dockage.
$2200/mo.+ utils. F/L/S
call 743-0325
Marathon Large effi-
ciency, $850. F/L/S. Call
Barbara at Coldwell
Banker RE
305-289-6499
Marathon/Sombrero
2/2 furnished condo.
Canal front, boat dock
avail. 6 mo min. $16 ,
mo. Call 305-731-3113
Marathon Studio Cen-
tral location on water.
Non smoker. Avail. June
1st $800/mojnc util. F/L
305-731-3248
Marathon Unfurn. small
1 bdrm. Non-waterfront.
$850 + utils. F/L/S. Call
Marcy 305-289-6505.
Coldwell Banker Schmitt.
FiM 105 2BR/1BA up,
C-A/C, Irg porch & yard.
Incl utils. $1,350.mo.
F/L/S 786-299-2949
MM 99.5 O/S 1/1 apt,
unfurn Inci water/elec/
laundry. No smoking-or
cats $950F/LUS 852-8437


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"In the Heart of Islamorada"

Single Family Home
3BR/2BA Furnished
$1250/weekly, $3750/monthly
$2500 6 months +

MM 81, 1BR/1BA Efficiency
$800/weekly, $2400/monthly
$1200/monthly, $1400 furnished, 6mo+

Islamorada, MM81
3/3 + Office, nicely furnished, elevator
$2500/weekly, $4500 monthly

1BR/1BA Condo with Pool
MM89, $1000/monthly

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725 Apt Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Mtklwaterfront furn stu-
dio apt. Deep dockage,
newly remodeled, tile,
W/D. F/L/S. $1150/mo.
No pets. 481-5057 -

tiH Listing
New Studio apt., furn,
residential, tile floor, A/C,
notiugs, smoking or
pets. MM 104 Key Largo
$790 mo. 954-472-1296
or cell 954-816-0122
Ramrod Key Studio Apt
$700/mo incl utils.
Also roommate needed
2bd, 2ba home. $1200
mo incl utils. Quiet neigh-
borhood, 80 yds from the
ocean. 330-559-6801
Sombrero Blvd 2/2
Town House w/boat dock
on Boot Key Harbor
$1400/mo
305-743-5972
Summerland Key,_Lrge
1 Bdrm Apt on canal. No
dog.-Large bdrm, dining
rm, front rm..$850/mo+
util. F/L/S. 305-304-0051
Tavernier for rent or
sale. Waterfront condo,
2bedrm/2.5bath with
boat slip. 631-734-6787
1 room cottage, MM
100, KL, O/S, Kitchen,
bath, w/d, elec, water,
cable tv, & internet incl
$850 per mth, furn.
305-394-0173.
740 Roommates-
Rooms for Rent
Private room at 592 83rd
st. Marathon. Share
home with single male.
$600/mo. incl. util. W/D.
$300 sec. Lisa 393-4132.
Roomate(s) wanted in
Marathon 3/2 home. No
smoking, no pets.
$600/mo + sec + refs.
896-6184
Roommates wanted for
3BR/2BAfurn home avail
5/25. MM 106.2 rooms
will be shown 5/18 5/23.
$700 mo. ea. & $700
security. 847-828-5090.
$650+ utilities, room in
2br/2br Marathon apart-
ment. Pool, canal, laun-
dry. 1 person, no smok-
ing, no pets! Call (305)
394-3696

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750
Vacation Rentals


Brand new homes
w/boat access. Long
term, avail June 1,
Islamorada. Angler's
Reef Development.
Tonvia 305-879-5050
Check out our weekly
and monthly rentals from
$1,500 to $3,000 at www.
IslandBreezeRealty.net
or call 743-8328
Key Colony Beach
2/2, dock, beach, boat,
Cabana Club. $900 -
$1650/wk. kcbrental.com
1-800-870-4800.
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Long Key beautifully
furnished large upper 1/1
with bay view, canal w/
dockage. Utilities incl.
Available until Sept. 1st.
$1400/mo 904-382-5767
Marathon Conch Key
Adorable Waterfront 1/1
w/ dockage, 3 month min.
No pets please. $2k/mo.
305-743-3478
790 Business
Property for Rent
Big Pine Commercial/
Industrial land for rent or
lease. From 50'x100', up
to 2 acres. 305-395-0743
Commercial building
for rent 2400sqft. Doctor
office or for retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn-.For
details: 305-289-0802
Cudjoe Office Bldg.
Rent/Lease-Purchase.
1250 sffree standing
bldg with 2 offices, recep-
tion area, 2 baths, kitch-
enette, 3 closets. Newly'
remodeled on 12,500 sf
loton US1 (MM22.3)with
parking and outside stor-
age. $2500/mo. 305-293-
8042 or305-797-6738
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350,
people $500.1 for 50
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call
after 3 pm 305-852-1872
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. 450 sq ft or
larger- up to 3,600. 1st
2mos free w/1 Yr Ise.
Dave 305-304-0304


795
Miscellaneous
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042

800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale
A charming 2b/2ba CBS
stilted home on quiet St.
in Marathon. Extras,
include view of ocean
from the porch. $515K.
Call Pam at CBSchmidt.
305-304-9208
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931
Cudjoe Key 3/2 on
Atlantic side. New,
completely furnished,
dock, garage, on canal.
$495K. 239-872-3137
Employee housing.
1 &2 BD units.
Starting at$175K.
Call 305-292-7638
Fish, Dive & Live in Key
Largo. $249K. No clos-
ing costs. Motivated sell-
erwill finance, $25K
down, $933.33 per mo.
Manufactured 12' x 57',
home, 2br/1ba, C-A/C,
Irg screened porch, new
tile floor & paint. Sepa-
rate 12'x16'apt, 1br/lba,
new carpet. Lrg 60'xl 00'
landscaped lot in Taylor
Creek Village across
from homeowners park
with boat ramp. NO
ROGO 305-304-4455
Knights Key/ Marathon.
3br/2ba. By owner.
Deep water dock. $620K.
305-743-2031. www.
mnanaieehavens com


810
Homes for Sale

Long Key Waterfront.
3/2 CBS, 2 story, metal
roof, sewer in, enclosed
stairwell, garage,
concrete dock and boat
ramp. Easy access to
state park & tennis court.
$695K. Call owner
386-439-9622
Marathon 3/2 w 15' x 30'
addition, 50'x 100' lot
fenced. $245,000 OBO
FSBO 305-289-5695
305-731-8872 cell
Marathon/Coco Plum
Drive by 3 Ave F.
Renovated. Heated pool.
Large canal to ocean.
Call 786-295-1019.

Waterfront
Marathon oceanfront
remodeled 3/2, 50' deep
water dockage, forever
views, hot tub, roof-top
deck, huge tiled patio.
Income-producing rental..
Sale orTrade, red. $140k
$1.259mil. 732-262-1540
Marathon, Vaca Cut
300+ deep water dock-
age, sand beach, 3/2+,
builtfor 200+ mph winds
& loads of extras. Call
305-743-9495

IWaterfront
Priced under market
value in Indian Water-
ways 2B/2b on a corner
lot w/173' of waterfront on
deep water canal, davits,
boat ramp 2 concrete
docks w/plenty of room
fora pool. Inside renovat-
ed 5 yrs ago, porcelin tile,
granite countertops &
open floor plan. Beauti-
fully landscaped with
sprinklers. Priced to sell
$987k Realtors welcome
305-360-7635 leave msq


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OCEAN REEF CLUB
3BR/2BA large garage, patio and sundeck on
a great location. High potential 1 1/2 corner
lot extensively landscaped ~ $1,750,000
Please call owner:
(305) 367.3638 or (305) 852-9774

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and let it pay for itself
OWN IT LIVE IT or RENT IT and MAKE $$$
T/H and S/F homes starting in the $180's
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810
Homes for Sale
Relocating. Highly
Motivated.
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, FI 33050

IM Listing
The following properties
are being offered for Sale
or Exchange:
Bay Point Lot, canal,
open water views,
cleared $195,000.
New Townhome,-
Sister's Creek 24th st
Marathon 3br 2ba
$410,000.
Old Town 2br 1 bath
condo 650 sq ft new re-
construction w/pool
$360,000.
Ashville,Fairview 3500
sq ft custom home, 10
acres in mountains.
SpectacularViews.
$719,000.
Mulitple waterfront con-
tig lots on 25th st. Mara-
thon. Deep water canal
w/rights to build 10
homes $3.3 million.
305-747-1867
3 Waterfront Apts
Over 300' on water.
Beautifully landscaped.
MM28.5 Little Torch Key
$1.25M 941-725-4488
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Conch Key MM63.
1 Bd/1 Ba mobile home,
$17,900 obo. Motivated
sellers. 850-443-3797.
Coral Key MM62.9
Spectacular Open Ocean
Views. Bonefish, Permit
+ Tarpon off your back
deck. Wonderful week-
end getaway. $450k
305-304-9405 Agent
CALL CLASSIFIED 74.-5f51


3 bed., 2 bath on
stilts in Marathon.
155 mph wind load.
Hurric.cre windows
and doors.
Only
$380,000!
Call (305) 304-1928
(305) 872-9580


812 Mobile Homes 825 Condo -
for Sale Duplex for Sale


Islamorada Oceanside
M.H., MM 87.5. Marble
floors & bathroom,
granite kitchen. $18,500
OBO. 954-240-0468
Marathon. 40' 1/1 1998.
In excellent condition.
Furnished in Waterfront
park. $25,900.
305-479-5544
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn 2/2; cent A/C,
1400sq ft, wet bar, new
tile, shed, covered porch.
$89,000. 305-743-6200.
200614'x60' Exp. D w/
vinyl siding, shingle roof,
central AC, many up-
grades added. Must be
moved. Asking $55,000
305-743-2169


1995 32' Manhattan w/
28'x 8' addition. Very
clean. Quiet park on
beautiful Conch Key.
Great price for paradise!
$17,500.305-289-9222
1996 30'Travel Tr.
22'Deck, 24'Insul Alum,
awning 8' x 10'. Vinyl
shed. Pelican RV Park
$12,900 305-923-1428
1998 Jayco 5th Wheel
with attached FL room.
Grassy Key MM 59.
Incl golf cart. $21,000
obo. 305-292-0716
825 Condo -
Duplex for Sale

O Listing
Islamorada 3rd floor.
Summer Sea Condo! 1/1,
bayfront, gorgeous bay
views, pool, amenities,
dockage. Saleat $439K
or rent at $1650/mo. Call
owner at 954-295-0850.
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
1bd, 1 ba furnished apt.
$275,000. For details
305-289-1741 -
Key Largo, Waterfront
condo, 24 acres only 38
units. $875K web:
www.KLwaterfront.com
239-495-1324
Marathon 2/1 half duplex
CBS. Tile floors, new
central AC, W/D, hurri-
cane shutters. $299,000.
Call 727-768-2054.

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**TRADE**
For Keys home
Waterfront 3BR/2BA,
pool, 2 car garage, great
location in Ft. Myers, FL.
239-571-0629


Marathon Oceanview
2/1 stilt, half dplx. $375K.
Poss. lease purchase.
Also 11/2 lots w/ permits.
$225K. 386-299-3852
Mthn Condo/Townhse.
Spacious & Immaculate.
Must see! 1176sf, 2bd,
1.5ba renovated. New
fixtures, appls, flooring.
By owner. $385k make
offer 305-395-0970
845 Other Florida
for Sale
Gulf access canal home
SW FL upscale area
boating paradise 299K
Rossman realty-call
MB Wendt 239-851-9055
860 Out of State
for Sale
North Carolina Mtn. Lot-
Lake Lure. Gorgeous
views. Great site to build
retirement/2nd home.
$199,900. Sellerwill pro-
videaccess to unique set
of home plans. Justin
248-766-4233
880 Lots- Acreage
for Sale
Big Pine Key Lot with
Permit. RARE. Drs. Arm
canal, cleared, 3/2 CBS,
60x100 $342,500
954-396-2292
Marathon Lots For Sale
135 ft direct oceanfront
with home + dock
permit. $675,000
1/3 Acre, near beach.
Home + dock permit.
$595,000
2 Adjoining, cleared,
fegced, permit applied
for. $150,000 each.
Robin Kluck CB Schmitt
R.E. 305-360-2073
Marathon. Transferable
Building Right (TBR)
$225,000. Build now, no
ROGO. Stacie Kidwell,
Exit, 305-731-9075


Oceanside Lot 17 on
Basque Ln, Cudjoe Key
7000 sq ft. w/ current site
conditions & Habitat
Eval. "considered upland
by MC" $249,000. Call
(252)987-1431 or e-mail
rhnibignevyhotmail.com
Sombrero lot, Short
walk to beach. In ROGO,
not on Fema list, plans for
2000 sq ft 3/3 CBS home.
$159k. 708-308-5228
1 Marathon Market Rate
TBR.
$200,000.
305-743-8614
**TRADE**
Gulf Access
3BR/3BA. Deep Canal.
Crystal River, FL.
Trade for Keys home.
239-571-0629


May 26, 2007


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

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880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
2 ocean lots Grassy
Key 120' ocean, 120'
highway 400' deep.
Sandy beach. Comm. or
residential. Buildable.
305-743-9495
1 Residential TRE for
Lower Keys excluding
Big Pine. Market rate. NO
ROGO. Call
305-743-2169
7 TBR's for sale.
Marathon only.
Call for details.
305-292-7638
890 Business
Property for Sale
Golf Cart business
located in Marathon.
Mobile service Est. in
1991. Custom built & re-
conditioning shop &
showroom in a 2000 sq ft
building w/ L/T lease
avail. Trojan battery dist.
for FI Keys. Present own-
er willing to stay & train.
For add. info call 305:
743-6656,289-2007

1100
MARINE

1150
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' Carolina Skiff DLX
2003,50 HP Yamaha,
galv trailer. Low hours.
$5800.731-0435
17' Boston Whalerwith
90 HP Johnson and trail-
er, $5200.305-664-2451
or cell 305-301-3491
17' Boston Whaler w/90
HP Evinrude, 1996, /
$5,000. Also 21' Pontoon
boat w/50HP Honda mo-
tor and trailer $3700.
305-942-3055
17' Hoog flats
w'98 130 hp Yamaha
saltwater series w/trl.
$7,500.305-852-1604.

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1150
Power Boats
21' 1987 Mako C/C GPS/
Sounder, VHF, Bimini.
'02 Trailer. New 225 HP
EFI Merc 2 yrwarr.
$14.500 305-923-1428
21'2001 Larson Ski
boat. Less than 100hrs.
Always freshwater
flushed. 150hp Johnson.
Everything like brand
new. Alum trailer. $9300
OBO 849-7705
22' 1999 Shamrock Die-
sel. 200 total hours, ex-
cellent cond. $32,500
Cudjoe Key
850-232-2392
22' Offshore CC'87,
t-top, 200 Yamaha OB,
duel ax. gal. trl. $2400,
OBO. 305-896-4046.
23'07 G-Boat
(Brand New Company.
Must see!). CC, 150
E-tech Evinrude. Call
Brad 305-481-6232 or
Doug 305-481-0372

immaculate
23' 2005 Seacraft CC,
W/225HPOptimax/150
hrs, warranty, T-Top,
Rupp 15' Outriggers,
Loaded. Alum. Trailer W/
Brakes, $51,900 OBO
Luis 305-797-8770
23' 90 Downeaster C/C
w/97175 hp Yamaha,
$5k. 21'98 Parker C/C
w/98 175 hp Yamaha
$10k. 18'90 Mitchell Tri-
Hull $2k. All boats w/Bim
top, radios and depth
recorders. 305-393-0858
25' Robalo center con-
sole. 2000 25 Yamaha.
Runs & looks great.
$10,000.912-614-0952
26' '06 Twin'V center
console CAT. 150 yama-
has 60 hrs. Full electron-
ics. Great cond. Moving.
$55,900.305-289-0910
26'07 Albin.
Center console, single
Yanmar 315 diesel. Call
Brad 305-481-6232 or
Doug 305-481-0372
26' 2003 Seachaser
Offshore, Twin 04 4
stroke 140 suzuki's, T-
Top, crows nest & many
extras. 863-634-1193
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1150
Power Boats

27'.'06 Blackhawk CC
with twin Yamaha 200 hp
HPDI. Fast, trailer, btm
paint, gps, low hours.
$56K 727-560-2251
27' 1990 Bayliner 2655
Ciera. AS IS frozen
engine. Fresh lower unit,
trailer, all electronics,
Lowrance LCX-104, VHF
radio. $8500/obo.
305-481-7033
28' '06 Buddy Davis CC
twin 250 Mercury Vera-
dos, t-top, head, full
cushions, leaning post.
Call Brad 305-481-6232
or Doug 305-481-0372
29' Concord
Inboards. Must sell.-
With trailer. $4500/OBO.
Call 305-731-6066
29' Island Hopper com-
mercial fishing boat w/
3208 Caterpillar diesel
engine. $6500 obo.
Located @ 93 N Conch
Ave, Conch Key.
305-621-2001


31' Silverton 1985 FB
convt. Twin 350's-new
'00 & '06, a/c, shwr, gal-
ley, good cond, clean.
$22,500. 305-451-4670
31' Stamas '99 Express.
T-350's, low hrs, cabin,
hard top, huge cockpit,
A/C, A/P, GPS, full en'bl,
new 3-axle trlr. Reduced,
$85K. 305-872-2750
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
$170,000.239-253-3503
34'Crusader 1976, fly
bridge sport fish. 320hp
3208T. Upgraded keel,
standup head, full can-
vas. $32,000 OBO.
941-204-3474


1150
Power Boats
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twn Detroit
diesels, 367galfuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen. cell
410-903-6148 Marathon

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39' Custom built #1
Sportfish w/ Twin 410
HP Lugger Deisels, 10
1/2 KW generator, (2)AC,
full galley,.Head w/ en-
closed shower, 150 gal.
fuel, full electronics, very
well maintained. Great
for charter. $69,900.
407-463-7109, Florida.
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
43' Torres '81,3406 Cat
Elec and hydr. 800 gal
fuel /150 gal fresh water.
2300 stone crab traps
and tags. 239 825-4822
50' Viking 1994
Sportfish. Twin 10 Cyl.
MAN Engines. $525,000.
Serious Buyers Call
305-289-3188


60' Guthrie Sport Fish-:
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. $80,000
Health forces sale.
731-632-0066
77 Ultramarine hull.
New railing, rubrail, hard-
ware and paint. 45 gal.
tank w/trailer. $1000.
305-879-0712 or
896-2762
2002 Polaris jet ski.
Less than 10 hrs on new
engine. Runs great!
With trailer. $3500.
453-9021,786-270-7681


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IDon't Miee The 0oat
PRICES REDUCED!
34' 1978 Silverton: Sedan '00 engines and transmissions less
than 100 hours, full electronics, like-new interior. $27,500 OBO
26' 1991 Proline: CC'03 twin 250HP Yamahas, rigged to
fish, full electronics. $25,900 00B
23' 1982 Grady White: Walk around cuddy, '00 200HP
Yamaha, GPS, depth/fish finder, VHF. $15,500 OBO
21' 1999 Cobia: CC, 150HP Yamaha, low hours on new
power head. $8,900
22' 1996 Key Largo: CC,'00 200HP Yamaha, low hours
on new power head, GPS, depth/fish finder, VHF. $15,500
21' 1973 Wellcraft: CC, solid hull, '00 130HP Yamaha,
depth/fish finder, VH. $7,500 OBO
21' 1997 Hurricane: Deck boat,'00 150HP Yamaha.
$8,900 OB0
18' 1984 Wellcraft: CC, 150HP Yamaha, new power
head, 0 hours on engine. $5,500 OB0
Call (305) 481-3258
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110 Legal Notices 610 Business Opportunities 1150 Power Boats
120 Fictitious Names 620 Money To Loan 1160 Sailboats
130 Lost & Found 690 Miscellaneous 1170 Outboard/Inboard Engines
170 Personals 1180 Dock Rentals/Sales
180 FreeAds 1190 Miscellaneous
190 Miscellaneous 710 Homes For Rent
S 712 Mobiie Homes ForRent
725 Apt/Condo/Duplex For Rent 1350 Autombie
26 GenerallMiscellaaeous 740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent 1360 Mopeds/Motorcycles
265 Healthcare 745 Other Florida For Rent
270 Office/Clerical 750 VacationRentals 1370 Trucks/SUVsNans
275 Professional 760 OutOf State For Rent 1380 Campers/Recreational Vehicles
280 Restaurants/Bars/Hotels 0 Business Property 1390 Miscellaneous
285 Situations Wanted 790 Business Property For Rent
285 Sitoations Wanted 785 Miscellaneous
795 Miscellaneous 1..
330 Business Services .. m : :le *'-
360 Professional Services 810 Homes For Sale
812 Mobile Homes For Sale
'_J 825 Condo/Duplex For Sale
515 Antiques/ollectibles 845 Other Floda For Sale
525 Auctions 860 Out Of State For Sale
545 Yard Sale/Flea Market 880 Lots/Acreage For Sale
575 Pets 890 Business Property For Sale gfi ,.
590 Miscellaneous 895 Miscellaneous
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1150
Power Boats
Boat Donations:
Full appraised value
whendonated to a non-
reporting 501-C-3 public
charity. Tax deduction.
Maritime Ministries,
43-yr-old. 352-795-9621
Crab Boat
39ft Key West #1,
460 Lugger. $75,000.
Full electronics, 500 gal
fuel, 100 gal water, 4
bunks, shower, nice boat.
Naples 239-269-0600 or
239-263-2310
Crest Pontoons-
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
I can help you sell your
boat and/or buy a new/
used boat. Marathon Fl.
Doug 305-481-0372
Wanted 19' to 23' boat,
bluewater cap., w/trailer,
no motor. Call John
786-473-4059.

1160
Sailboats
22' Catalina 1990
2' draft, pop top, 8 hp o/b.
New rigging, nice shape.
$4995 call Tom
743-8454
26' 1974 Clipper Marine.
New paint in '06, pop-top,
bimini Furling, 8hp John-
son & dinghy. Needs
center board reinstalled.
<09 rnn finfF-9QS-RR71


1160
Sailboats
30' 1979 Catalina FMV.
$6K, only $4K if moved
by June 1st. See www.
favorfloridakeys.com for
pics and info.
32' O'Day, Cntr cockpit,
aft cabin, 30 hp diesel,
full galley, full head, solar
4 sails, $1 OK obo. Joey
305-872-0817
48' Creekmore sloop.
One-of-a-kind classic.
$88K. Call 786-263-1845
or www.ownthissailboat.
com
50' Staysail Schooner,
14' beam, 2' draft. One of
a kind, under remodel w/
full schematics available.
$10k neg. 561-376-9329
Looking for an exciting
project? 75' Catamaran.
Formerly owned by
Jacques Cousteau. Pow-
er and sail. Great poten-
tial for live aboard or
charter. Waiting for you to
create your own luxuri-
ous interior.
305-743-0354 or cell
305-896-1757
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines

Yamaha 115hpV4
2 stroke outboard, very
good condition, $1800.00
rigging available.Please
leave message if no an-
swer743-2252
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S1180
Dock RentalslSales
Dockage up to 40'. Bath
house with deck. Coco
Plum area. Free Washer
and dryer, parking. Call
Emil 305-731-3386



Enjoy life this summer-
A/C. Reserve a slip Row
while there are still some
left. Call Roy or Ron at
Dockside 743-0000
For Rent in Marathon
19x65, 6' deep, protected
dock. Incl water, cable &
dockside pump-out.
24x24 deck w/ tiki bar.
Gated, liveaboard ok.
Avail now thru 11/1/07.
$700/mo. 515-231-2789
Liveaboard boat slips.
- In Marathon $450/mo
New bath house.
Call Gary 305-304-3610
Live-Abrd Boat
Slip.19'x65'x6+' deep.
Pumpout at slip. 18 '"0'
covered deck. $800/mo
annual. 6 mo.min.
305-849-2129
Oceanside Vintage
Marina Club. 1/9 owner-
Sship Incl: Club, boats,
land, buildings, travel lift
&slips. 1015 15th St
Ocean, Mara. $149,900.
850-370-6224, call for
details. Won't last long!

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Classifieds 305-743-5551


1180
Dock Rentals/Sales

Protitted dockage
bayside marina Key
Largo. 4 ft. draft. Live-
aboards accepted. Must
be in good condition and
mobile. $500 per month
+ utilities. Call Tanya
451-5200.
1190
miscellaneous

1A-Marine Surveys
March Hare Marine Svcs
305-743-3368 Certified
ABYC-NFPA-MKMA
Serving All The Keys
24' T Craft trap boat,
very clean, new elec.
puller, 200 Mercury'06
Optimax, $10,900.
305-664-2697
305-240-0971.
25' Delta Lobster Boat -
Diesel. $14,900 Ready to
work. 305-664-2451
cell 305-301-3491
2000 Stone crab traps
for sae Large Fla. Plas-
tics, on pallets. $10 each
in lots of 500. Call
between 6pm-9pm only.
305-743-2142
2279 B Lobster certs
$45 ea.
500 new Lobster traps
$25 ea.
393-0660
300 Lobster cert. B's,
$40 each.
305-664-2697
305-240-097 1


1190
Miscellaneous
4000 Crab certs
$5 each.
Trap table & aluminum
puller box, $500 for both.
305-304-8410

ATT14JN!^
All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
Dockage up to 40'. Bath
house with deck. Coco
Plum area. Free Washer
and dryer, parking. Call
Emil 305-731-3386
Forklift Toyota
rubber-tired. $6,500
Used trap bouys
.50 cents each
Call 352-258-5705
For Sale-767 Lobster
Permits & 460 Stone crab
permits.
Make offer.
Call 305-621-2001

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1190
Miscellaneous

I need to buy aGulf
Snapper/Grouper
license. 705-325-1518 or
email: jmckeec600@
rogers.com
Lobster certificates 'B'
500 for sale, all or part.
$45 each.
305-240-0971
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386
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
Restricted species
permit. 225 Mercury
Optimax. Call
305-451-3319.
Stone crabs for sale.
Lts $4 Ib. Med/large mix
$8 lb. 5 Ib bags. Only
while supplies lasts!
305-664-8358,393-1415
The original black
stone crab trap paint.
EPA approved. 5 gallon
buckets, $240. While
supplies last. Call Jerry
481-0626 or 743-2142
Wanted to Rent: Vacant
Lot to store several boat
trailers in Islamorada or
nearby. Will pay cash!
305-896-7393

1300


135Q
Automobiles
Automobile Donations
Tax Deductible at
appraised value when
donated to a 43 year old
non-reporting 501-C-3
charity. Maritime
Ministries. 352-795-9621
**GGo Topless****
Convertible Sale!!!

2004 Chrysler Sebring
Touring. Leather, All Pwr.
Loaded! Only $14,900

2004 Mazda Miata MX-5.
Custom wheels, mint
condition. Only $14,900.

1999 BMW Z3 Roadster.
Mint condition, 62K
miles. Only $14,900
*** Island Auto Sales **
SMM 27 Ramrod Key**
******** 872-2801 ********
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
00 BMW 323CI
convertible 48K miles,
1 owner mint cond.
$21,500.305-852-1604.
'01 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
5 speed. Good condition.
$4000 cash.
305-896-0434
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convrt, photos, mint,
80K mi, collectors dream!
captr2@aol.com, $13k
obo. 743-8438 Must see!
93 Buick Regal runs
great, A/C & full power,
77K miles, asking $1800.
Call Pete 305-393-0982.
04 Corvette. Silver.
25000 miles, factory war-
ranty, auto 2 tops, HUD.
Harold 305-743-8259
95 GMC Suburban.
150k miles, very clean,
good tires, loaded, cloth
interior. $3500.
305-849-2258
05 Toyota Corolla, blue
Cruise, CD, tint, A/C, 37k
$12,600 obo. Great con-
dition! Moving overseas,
must sell! 386-569-3351
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1350
Automobiles
'96 Linc. Towncar exc.
cond., dark green
Brougham top, 6 CD
changer + all ameni-
ties. 75,787 miles.
Driven 6mo yrly. Kept in
carport. $5000.
852-5787.
'98 Cadillac STS. Excel-
lent condition. Loaded,
all options. A/C, sunroof,
Ithr int. $2K below book.
$7995. Jim 923-8783
98 Chrysler Seabring
convertible, white,
runs good, $2500.
305-393-0721.
1999 Saturn SL2
NOT RUNNING
(wrecked)-great parts
car. Make Offer. Call
Amy at 305-303-6087
1360 Mopeds-
Motorcycles
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Purchased
in 2003. 1400 miles,
showroom condition.
$5000 OBO. 743-0603
2005 Triumph Rocket ll
Red w/ pipes, windshield
& Sissy. 6500 miles. New
$18,500, asking $13,500.
Jack 715-554-0470 or
413-237-5001
1966Honda 160 Baby
Dream. 5500 miles,
beautiful condition.
$1,450. Call Tom at
305-743-8454
1370 Trucks -
SUVs Vans
02 Dodge Dakota 2WD
Quad Cab SLT, V8 Auto,
CD, leather, pwr every-
thing, loaded, low miles.
1 owner, great condition.
$12,500/obo. Donn
305-942-7047
02 Ford F150 Super
Cab 4x4, tow pkg., tilt/
cruise/power steering/
AC, bedlirier, 79K mi.,
$13,000.852-2847.

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1370 Trucks-
SUVs Vans
03 F100 Ford Crew Cab
Pickup SLT Lariat fully
loaded, leather, 44k
miles, one owner. $15K
will consider Jeep in
trade. MM 99.942-3055
95 Ford F150 Pickup
A/C, Auto Transmission,
Clean. 49,000 Miles.
$3,795 OBO.
Frank 305-342-2962.
95 Toyota Tacoma
157,000 miles, Runs
great. No A/C. $3100
289-7888
06 Chevy Work Truck.
Long bed, 6,300 miles,
V6 engine, like new.
$12,000 obo. Call
Jerry 305-522-3245
06 Dodge Ram. 1500
quad cab with 6' bed. All
powered w/ satellite
radio. In great cond. Ask-
in $23K. Call 481-4366
1996 Ford Winstar Mini
114K Miles 20+ MPG
Good Cond No A/C
$1900 453-0378
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trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
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enclosed cargo trailer.
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1993 Dodge Dakota five speed.
New tires. Bed liner, tool box. Needs
new rear bearings, seals. Great work
truck for getting around Key West.
Must sell. Transferring soon. Asking
$500. Call James at (559) 960-6196
or Jillian at (559) 999-9551.
1993 Lincoln Town Car Special
Edition. Low miles. Great A/C. Runs
well, looks good inside and out.
NADA book value between $2,300 -
$3,500. Will take $2,900 OBO. Call
Tommy 'at 293-5442 (day) or 515-
2892 (night).
2002 Honda Shadow Ace 750. One
owner. 26,000 miles. Excellent con-
dition. $2,000 080. Call 394-2013.
1987 Porsche 944. Will not start -
problem with ignition. Has a $1,200
Borla chrome exhaust, new stage-3
clutch. Engine was rebuilt 2 years
ago. Everything else works. Great
parts car or project car. Asking
$1,500. Call Jason at 395-0582 or e-
mail navypolice02@yahoo.com.
Pictures available.
2003 Kymco "People 50" scooter.
Red, two-person with basket, fishing
rod holders and scooter cover. 1,850
miles only 460 miles per year.
Excellent condition. $1,800. Leave
message at 295-3496.
1995 Honda Helix, black 250cc
moped on steroids. Automatic trans-
mission, aerodynamic design, water-
cooled 4-stroke, locking glove box,
locking trunk, locking helmet holder,
parking brake, two helmets, outdoor
cover, 65 mpg at 65 mph. New
brakes, new rear tire, third owner.
Asking $1,400 OBO. Call 481-0783.
2003 Harley Davidson Sportster
883. Custom, low mileage, still under
warranty. $6,000. Call 481-0783..
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 2x4,
gray, S/B, S/C, leather interior, tinted
windows, SRT-10 hood, 20" chrome
wheels, custom side exhaust,
tow/haul, custom roll-pan bumper,
impact/glass breakage security
alarm with pager, remote start, 7" in-
dash DVD. 18,600 miles, factory
warranties. $20,000. Please contact
Chuck at 294-8282.
2001 Chevy Tracker two-door con-
vertible. Runs perfect. Cold A/C.
59,000 miles. New belts, recent oil
change, fluid refills and brake check.
New wipers and tires. 4-cyl. auto-
matic, gets 23 MPG in town. Perfect
Key West cruising car. Very fun and
reliable. Great on gas. $5,000 OBO.
Call Jase at (210) 268-6617.
2006 Honda CRV. 33,000 miles. Pay
what I owe on the vehicle. Call 295-
8501.
1990 Fleetwood Southwind Class
A motor home. 78,000 miles.
$7,000. Call John at 295-8501.
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Excel-
lent cond.. 57,000 miles. Automatic
transmission, 6 cylinder, soft top.
Burnt orange color. $13,000 firm.
Call Linda at 304-9395 or e-mail
youngestmeyn@yahoo.com.
2005 Everest 5th Wheel model
3661 RV. Quad slide outs, rear
kitchen with center island, 2 A/Cs,
leather recliner, sofa sleeper, quality
bed. Alloy wheels, full awnings, gloss
exterior, 1750 watt inverter, TV,
stereo, 16K hitch with slider. Like
new. Luxury details throughout. Must


see to appreciate. Original purchase
price was $50,000 in 2005. Asking
$32,000 OBO. Can be seen in Key
West. Call John at 619-6411.
2000 Nissan Frontier. Very good
cond. Gray. 92,000 miles. Tow your
toys for $8,800 OBO. Call 304-6892.


18-ft. thunderbolt boat. Walk-about
console. Seats 7. Trailer, soft top and
more accessories. 115 HP Johnson
outboard .Runs well. Great for fun
around the island. $3,200. If interest-
ed, call Mario at (772) 318-9165 or
293-2919.
Two Sea Doo 2000 Millennium
Edition three-seat jet skis with life
vests. Carport kept. Dealer serviced.
Low hours 110,135 HP Plus 2004
dual trailer. PCS-ing. Take it all for
only $8,000. Call (904) 318-8907.
2005 Sun Tracker pontoon boat
with trailer. 50 HP Mercury engine,
includes all gear. Seats seven, great
for family or diving. Clean and ready
to go. $11,000. Call 942-9081.
1986 45-foot liberty sailboat Blue
water world class boat Has some
hurricane damage. It's a legal charter
boat. Let's talk. Call John at 295-
8501.
200318' Wellcraft Sportsman. 115
HP Johnson outboard. Fish and ski
package, live well, CD player, fish
finder, depth sounder and tons of
storage. 8' beam and high gunnels
makes it family friendly. Very low
hours. Original owner. Must sell due
to transfer. $18,500. Call Joe at 747-
4090 or 293-2670.
2006 Seadoo Jet Sportster. 15 feet,
215HP. Fully loaded with all U.S.
Coast Guard equipment, plus trans-
ferable warranty. Great for water
sports or leisure rides. $15,500 OBO.
Must sell. Call 872-1902.
2000 Mercury 150HP Outboard, V-
6, 25" shaft, SS prop. Power trim
leaks,,spare bracket included. Runs
great and can demo. $1,750. In addi-
tion, lower unit V-6 Mercury 25"
shaft. Excellent condition. $800. True
Danforth anchor. Excellent condition.
$175. Contact 296-6655.


HP Deskjet F380 printer/scanner/
copier. Used for five weeks. Includes
printer,USB cable,ink, installation
disk $40. Baby Einstein exer-
saucer $30. Evenflow infant car
seat with base (pink) $30. Call
Gerald Harris at 394-7002.
Bedford Barstools, featuring ele-
gant curves & turned legs. Con-
structed of solid wood w/mahogany
finish. Paid $130 for each. Will sell all
three for only $200. Call Robert at
205-7121.
Moving sale Whirlpool washer and
dryer $250. Ashley table with leaf
and six chairs $150. Roper/Whirl-
pool refrigerator $250. Craftsman
4.5 HP lawn mulcher/mower $75.
Craftsman weed eater $50. For
more information, call Justin at (940)
867-5512 or 293-4600 ext. 310.
Very gently used brown leather
loveseat with nail-head trim. $300
OBO. E-mail Jennifer at johnjenn-
mikel@bellsouth.net or call 293-
1392 for information, pictures.
Treadmill for sale. Like new. Folds
for easy moving or storage. $250
OBO. Call Lacey at (206) 816-4629.


4-person dining room set Cream
llegs with maple top. Good condition.
$100 OBO. Call Jamie at 745-3631
or 395-1873.
Bookshelves, chest of drawers,
wood desk, swivel chair ideal for
teen $95. Mattress/box twin bed -
$30 (headboard and new comforter
available.) Kenwood entertainment
center wood stand, 2 smoke glass
doors, 4 shelves of storage, 42"x21"
- $40. Townhouse living room
draperies, lined, beige with blue and
brown pin stripes. Designer sewn,
two panels, each 53" x 83" $35.
Call 294-3533 or every Mon., Tues.
294-4940 during the day.
One women's coaster brake bike
with basket make offer. Call 292-
0702.
Living room furniture. Couch and
lounge. Beige overstuffed set. Less
than three years old. $500 OBO. Call
(757) 344-0017 in Peary Court.
Whirlpool washer and dryer. Just a
year old. Mint condition. Heavy duty,
extra large capacity. $350 for the set.
Please contact Gil Gonzalez at (386)
569-9666 or 293-2763.
2 Nextel 1275 camera cell phones
w/chargers. Just take over contract
with Nextel. If interested, call Mario
at 293-2919 or (772) 318-9165.


American Pit Bull Terrier puppies. 3
males at $1,250 each, 1 female at
$1,500. Born Feb. 14,2007. Have all
shots until 6 months. Sire is A.D.B.A
registered, Dam is U.K.C. & A.D.B.A.
registered. Puppies are being regis-
tered with A.D.B.A. For pictures, e-
mail skinnbonesr6@aol.com. To
arrange a visit, call 395-7594
Michael or Tammy Sury.


2/2 canal-front home with easy
access to open water. Double-sized
lot in quiet neighborhood in heart of
wildlife refuge. 3625 Treasure Island
St, Big Pine Key. Listed at $559,000.
Call John at 684-8663.
3/2 stilt house on Big Coppitt (MM
10). Built in 2004. Quiet neighbor-
hood, central A/C, security system,
beautiful kitchen, balcony, carpeting,
walk-in closets, W/D, new metal roof,
sliding hurricane shutters. Spotless,
high and dry. Low maintenance yard.
$460,000. Highly motivated seller.
Call Scott at 394-3167.
3/2 home on Big Pine Key. Quiet
neighborhood. Great for kids, pets.
Plenty of storage. 1,428 sq. ft. Many
new upgrades, metal roof, deck,
appliances and more. $416,000 or
possible lease with option. See pic-
tures at "orsalebyowner.com or call
Trina or Nathan for more info at 587-
6908.
2/1 CBC House $399,950. Two
fenced lots 50 x 100. One lot clear.
Central A/C. Attached office/studio
with A/C. 14 x 29 screened and tiled
Florida room. Contact Dale and Major
at 304-6892.
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Room for rent at Key Haven on the
canal near golf course. Fenced,
secluded back deckqrith in-ground
swimming pool. One empty boat
davit available. Personal shower,
bathroom in hallway, A/C, high-defi-
nition cable, wireless internet. No
kids. Pets negotiable. One-year
lease, no deposit required. First


month's rent required to move in.
S$850 plus 1/2 electric/cable. Male
enlisted roommate or Male/Female
couple preferred. Available July 1.
Call Dwayne at (330) 931-2819.
Room for rent in house on Fogarty
Avenue. $800, which includes all
utilities. For more information, call
Joe at 923-6390.
Room for rent. Breathtaking ocean
view in luxury furnished condo.
Heated pool, Jacuzzi, car wash area,
W/D, central A/C, dishwasher, cable,
wireless internet, large closet. Must
be responsible adult. F/US, one-year
lease. $900/month. Call Michael
766-0002.'
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Immaculate 3/2 stilt home on
deepwater swimming canal (MM
27).'Tile floors, stainless appliances,
W/D, fenced yard, landscaped with
dock, 600 sq. ft. of enclosed storage.
Hurricane shutters and carport in
quiet neighborhood. Super clean.
$2,200/month. Call 433-1394.
2/1 downstairs enclosure (MM 27),
just 20 mi. from Boca Chica. Comer
house, quiet neighborhood. Fenced
yard, private entrance, W/D access,
curbside parking, pets OK with $150
non-refundable fee. Minimum 6-mo.
lease. F/LS. Military/law enforce-
ment special. $1,500/mo., which
includes utilities. Call Jessie at 304-
2542.
3/2 with bonus room for possible 4th
bedroom at 1301 Thompson St., Key
West. Excellent location, convenient
to Trumbo and JIATF. Newly renovat-
ed. Large fenced yard, pet friendly.
Great for entertaining with pool, tiki
hut and plenty of outdoor space.
Plenty of parking. Convenient central
island location. Rent includes pool &
landscape service. Military tenants
preferred. Available June 15. $3,100/
month. E-mail marfelg@comcast.net
or call (574) 273-4303.
2/1 on Little Torch Key. Enclosed
porch and yard. Pets OK. $1,000/mo.
plus utilities. Available June 1. Call
Lacey at (206) 816-4629.
3/2 canal-front stilt house (MM 10)
for rent. Downstairs enclosure.
Covered parking. Marble bathrooms.
Jacuzzi tub. Granite and stainless
kitchen. Porcelain tile throughout.
Central A/C, W/D hookups. Available
Aug. 1. Call Jeff at 304-3868.
4/2 in Key West. Very nice area.
Newly painted, tile floors, W/D, car-
port, concrete patio. Centrally locat-
ed to schools, shopping centers.
$2,000/month. Call 216-6209.
Great 3/2 house on Big Coppitt Key
(MM 10). On swimming canal with
open water views. 1,600 sq. ft. and
plenty of extras. Available June 3.
$2,200/mo. Call 360-5936 for more
info.
1301 Thompson St. Ideal for room-
mates. Exc. location, convenient to
Trumbo & JIATF. 3/2 w/bonus room
for possible 4th bedroom. Newly
renovated throughout. Central A/C,
W/D. Large fenced yard, pet friend-
ly. Great for entertaining with pool,
Tiki hut, and plenty of outdoor space.
Plenty of parking. Convenient central
island location. Rent includes pool
and landscape service. Military ten-
ants preferred. Available June 15.
Annual lease. $2,700/month.
Contact marfelg@comcast.net. Call
(574) 273-4303 or 849-0399.


Big Pine Key off Ship's Way. Partial-
ly furnished bathroom, bedroom,
living room. New tile, refrigerator, &
stove. $900/mo., F/US. Rent inc. all
utilities, satellite TV and Intemet. Call
Tom at 872-3478 or 797-7257.
2/1 condo on Margaret Street in Old
Town, furnished or unfurnished, new
kitchen, heated infinity pool, new hot
tub, private patio, lush tropical set-
ting. A/C, W/D, water & gas included,
available May 15 with 6-month or 1-
year lease. F/US. $1,900/month.
Call 797-0765 or (786) 295-9083.
3/2 Key West condo. Large 1,221
sq. ft. Beach, 2 pools, tennis. Gated
Access. F/S/no last required. $2,250.
$1,000 security discount for active
duty. E-mail ehalvo@yahoo.com or
call (410) 268-2019.
2/1 downstairs enclosure (MM 27)
just 20 mi. from Boca Chica. Comer
house, quiet neighborhood. $1,500/
month. Fenced ya-, W/D, curbside
parking. No in house smoking, pets
ok with $150 non-refundable fee.
Minimum six-month lease. F/L plus
$800 security. Military/law enforce-
ment special. Utilities incl. Available
June 4. Contact Jessie at 304-2542.
1 bedroom available in 3/1 house on
Watson St. in downtown Key West.
W/D on property. $750/month, plus a
third share of the electricity, cable,
water, local phone, and internet. F/L
req. Please call (508) 365-9403.
2/1.5 furnished, 2-story townhouse
in new town Key West. Private
fenced yard with Jacuzzi, off-street
parking, all appliances, tile floors,
A/C, W/D. Available June 1 with one
year lease. F/L/S. $1,900/month. Call
Cindy or Adriana at 923-6754.
2/1 close to NAS Key West with W/D,
D/W, central A/C. Large backyard
w/conv. parking. F/L/S required.
$1,400/month. Call 293-0469.
4/2. house in Key West. Close to
schools, shopping, W/D, new paint,
tile floors, carport, concrete patio,
fenced yard. F/US. $2,400/month.
Call Ana at 216-6209.
New, luxury 2/2, pool-side condo in
gated community. New energy effi-
cient, stainless appliances, D/W, dis-
posal, W/D. Lg. whirlpool tub. Granite
countertops, maple cabinets. Energy
efficient hurricane doors & windows
with shutters. Large community pool,
hot tub, lush tropical landscape.
Close to beaches, parks. Available
April 1.1803 Atlantic Blvd. Won't last
long at $2,000/mo. Call 294-2553.
Furnished apartment in Key West.
1/1, central air and heat, fans, tile,
deck, OSP. Quiet neighborhood, no
pets, lease, F/LS, references.
$1,250/month, which includes utili-
ties. Call 294-7275.
2/1 on Big Coppitt (MM 10). Nice
yard, unfurnished. Close to Boca
Chica. Small pets OK. Responsible,
non-smokers please. $1,500/month.
F/S required. Call 923-7989.
Charming 2/1 -apartment. New
kitchen and appliances, newly reno-
vated throughout. Private entrance,
yard, deck, and covered patio.
Laundry room with washer and
dryer, window A/C units, all new
appliances. Convenient to shopping,
base, schools, and downtown Key
West. References required. Non-
smokers only. Cat OK. $1,800/mo.,
which includes utilities. F/L $500
security deposit. Call 296-4695.
Guesthouse/studio for 1. Furnished,
large new bathroom, kitchen, stor-
age, off-street parking, fans, A/C.
$850/month, which includes utilities.
294-7275.


2/1 mobile home on Stock Island.
Living room & separate kitchen with
Italian tile throughout. Lg. yard with
shed. Off-street parking. Small pets
ok. $1,500/month, which includes
utilities and cable. $500 security
deposit. Call (321) 297-1215.
2/2 at Harbor Shores near Oceanside
Marina. Fully furnished with all appli-
ances, including washer, dryer and
dishwasher. 3 TVs. Tile floors, cathe-
dral ceilings. Lg. rooms w/plenty of
closet space. Ideal for room mates.
$1,500, which includes basic cable,
sewer, trash pickup & propane. All
you'll need is your toothbrush. Avail.'
through 1/15/09 with a possible 1-yr
extension. Call 292-0420 or (860)
480-2319.
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Baggers needed! Due to spring
transfers, NAS Key West commissary
needs baggers. If interested, pick up
application from Ken or Susan at the
commissary.
Cleaners wanted. Full, part time.
Key West location. Positions available
for all shifts. Supervisor with on-call
responsibility also required. Call
(860) 828-8496 for local interview.
Flex custodial worker at the NAS
Key West Visitors Quarters. $9.95 per
hour. For more information, contact
Sarah Childers at 293-4106.
Westwinds guest house. F/T, P/T
front desk. Experience preferred.
Competitive pay and benefits. Call
Marlin at 296-4440.
Seeking childcare for my 4-yr-old
daughter. She would need to be
dropped off at the CDC on the Navy
base at 6:30 a.m. and picked up at
5:15 p.m. Also need childcare every
other weekend from 5 a.m. 6:40
p.m. For more info., call Natalie at
240-1427.
Southernmost Insurance Agency
needs a commercial agent. Mon. -
Fri., 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 35 hrs. a week.
Salary is commensurate with experi-
ence. Please call 29-5052 or apply
in person on 3rd floor of BB&T Bldg.,
Kennedy Dr.
Key West Orthopedics seeks expe-
rienced front desk/medical insur-
ance verifier. Fluent in Spanish and
English preferred. Full-time positions
available. Applicants must be courte-
ous, upbeat and willing to go the
extra mile for patients, Call Kris at
295-9797 ext. 210 or fax resume to
295-9796.
Insurance office looking for person
with good multi-tasking, computer &
people skills. Hours are 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. $11.00/hour
plus benefits. Paid annual/sick leave,
medical, dental and life. Fax resume
to 293-0629 or call 296-5052.
Network marketing partners who
wish to make substantial income. No
product selling. Also, save money on
purchases for the home, business,
office, etc. I have the perfect combi-
nation. For details, call 745-8690 or
(904) 307-1975. Do not hesitate.


House and office cleaning is my
specialty. Call Anna at 744-3465.
Save your money while you help
save the earth. Cleaning products
from Shaklee. Non-toxic, natural,
concentrated, biodegradable, hypo-
allergenic, no phosphates, no chlo-
rine. For a free brochure, e-mail:
adajose@aol.com.
Family/child/pet portraits & event
photography by active-duty wife.
Beautiful photos, affordable rates,


military discount. More info/pricing
at www.simplelifephotography.com
or call Jennifer at 291t.392.
Mention this ad for a free 8 x 10.
Need some extra money? Have
stuff lying around you just want to
get rid of? Thinking eBay, but don't
have the time or don't know how it's
done? No worries. I will sell it for you.
Call Jennifer at (352) 551-8119 (cell)
or 294-7728 (home).
Pampered Chef. See our new cata-
log and earn tree products by"osting
a catalog show. Call Vicky Dudley at
294-3828.
No time to clean? Weekend house-
cleaning services now available.
Base access, reliable. Former hous-
ing inspector. Call Carmen Garcia
896-1589.
Military uniform and civilian
clothes alterations. Call 747-4909.
Cleaning services offices and
homes. Call 296-3869.
Get in the mix! Want to throw a
party? Pool Party/Beach Party/BBQ/
Birthday/Private Gatherings. Key
West's finest mobile disc jockey. Turn
UP the volume and get In the Mix! For
bookings, call 896-2060.
Cinch Inch Loss Plan. Kiir the
muscle you have; burn the fat you
don't want. Shaklee Independent
Distributor. www.shaklee.net/legacy.
Call 872-4994.
Home Repair, Remodeling, and
Finish Carpentry. Licensed/Insured.
Quality work at reasonable prices.
Call John 745-3407.
Shallow Minded Charter Co.
Backcountry/flats fishing from the
Marquesas to Big Pine Key for tar-
pon, bonefish, and permit. 15 years
experience in the Lower Keys. Top of
the line tackle from Sage, Gloomis,
Tibor, and Shimano. All skill levels
welcome. Fully licensed and insured.
For an experience of a lifetime, call
Capt. Bo Sellers at 304-8442 or e-
mail shallowmindedcharter@yahoo.
com.
Fins Charters. Shallow water sight-
casting for tarpon, sharks, permit,
and bonefish. Fish the cry clear
waters that surround the beautiful
Florida Keys on an 18' Action Craft.
Licenses, quality rods, and bait
included. Contact Capt. Pete
Peterson at 745-2562, 304-8918, or
contact the MWR ITT office. Military
discount available for active duty and
retirees.
Incognito light tackle sportfishing.
Reef, wreck, offshore or harbor. For
more, call 292-0067 or 304-0093.


Everything must go. May 26, 27 at
1209 William Street #1, Key West.
Electronics, furniture, books, toys,
kitchen items and much more. Call
David at (301) 370-8547.


May 26, 2007


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REMEMBERING BILL: Keys actor
and teacher honored at theater.
See Pages 2 and 3.
SWEET SUMMERTIME: Programs
for children have plenty in store.
See Page 6.
VEGAS TRICKERY: Michael Trixx
returns with new magical pizzazz.
See Page 9.


Where's Krupa?
Artist and students are busy preparing for upcoming show and auction in Islamorada. See story, Page.5.


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Artist Stacie Krupa joins
Montessori Charter
School students to create
paintings for an event
June 2 and 3.

Photo by
DIANA McGUIRK-HILLE

Graphic design by
TODD SWIFT



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Todd Swift...........Production


Remembering Bi

Celebration of children.
They were
his life set also cho-
sen as a
for Thursday winner in
the Early
A mong the bevy of chil- Childhood
dren's activities and News
day camps slated for Directors'
this summer in the Keys, one Choice
stage will be noticeably dark Awards in
this year. 2000.
Bill Wheeler, a Key West Bill
actor and director who went Jessica died last
through the school of hard Machetta month,
knocks in New York, was per- and will
haps best known on these be remembered Thursday at 7
islands for his exemplary tal- p.m. at the Waterfront
ent in working with children. Playhouse in Key West.
Wheeler and his theatrical It was there he taught
partner Jan Callner wrote young minds to be creative,
musicals for children for 25 come out of their shells and
years, seeing their plays pro- work together, and there
duced in the Keys and in New where his talents tickled the
York, some of which have funny bone of adult audiences
been recorded by Broadway during season. (For more, see
actors and are available on Art Beat, Page 3.)
CD. Sesame Street Parents Wheeler and Callner's
Magazine, The School kids' productions were chosen
Library Journal and Family to fit the cast, but before one
Fun Magazine have all rec- such play, "Jack and the
ommended their plays as Beanstalk," Wheeler told
excellent entertainment for L'Attitudes, "Treating the
young actors like adults gives
them a sense of responsibility
and self-confidence that will
benefit them for the rest of
their lives."
"We don't try to baby-fy it
for them or let them think
They can slide by just because
CLOTH NG they're kids and no matter
what they do people will like
Summer '07 the show," Callner added.
Wheeler and Callner
P X T MA ,TO worked with a broad range of
adults and adolescents: drug-
PUBLIX CENTER MARATHON addicted, incarcerated,


II Wheeler


Down's Syndrome, and just
regular kids and adults, too.
They treated them all the
same, they said.
After watching him work
with the cast of kids for
"Jack," his love for children,
animals and acting culminat-
ed, for me, with his pro-Noah
performance in "The Bible.".
Wheeler's niece remembers
him fondly on her Web site:
"One thing I will always
remember about my uncle
was his patience. He put on
so many plays for children
and one that I can remember
the most was the 'Wizard Of
Oz' (where my uncle was of


Bill Wheeler
played a bevy of
characters on Keys
stages. Among
them, several
apostles and
Biblical figures in
'The Bible' (above)
and Mr. Mushnik in
'Little Shop of
Horrors' (left).


course the wizard as well as
director.) I will remember that
play most of all because all
the munchkins were children
and included a few autistic
children.
She also notes that he col-
lected action figures and
especially loved pigs.
"Out of all my uncles and
aunts, he was always the one
who listened, saying more
than once, 'adults never listen
to children.'"

Jessica Machetta is the
editor of L'Attitudes. She can
be reached at jmachetta@
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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, May 26, 2007 3


Catch Ross show at Waterfront


Theater also to
host memorial
for Bill Wheeler
G ordon Ross, Vicki
Roush, Skipper Kripitz
and Michael Fauss close
the Waterfront Playhouse season
June 3.
Ross has been pulling his
friends onto the stage for 19
years for his "Gordon Ross and
Friends" AIDS Help benefit
concerts.
This month, in a separate
endeavor, he appears with per-
forming pals Roush and Kripitz.
They first appeared together in a
1984 production of "Hair" at
Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Since that decade, the three
have been solid planks of the
Key West stages.
Roush is known for her
"Red-Headed Blues" and also
for her atomic comic roles in the
"Nunsense" series at the Red
Barn and other plays.
Ross most recently wore a
police uniform as Officer
Barrel in the Waterfront
Playhouse production
"Urinetown" and is working on
benefit fundraisers for Habitat
for Humanity, which helped
him rebuild his home after
Hurricane Wilma's flood, and
for the Monroe Association for
Retarded Citizens (MARC),
where he is currently the public
relations and development man-
ager.
Kriptiz has played his versa-
tile drums at every venue in
town, I'm sure. He plays for
kids and pros; for marching


bands,
parades,
jazz
groups,
vocalists,
A sym-

plays,
.jo d by F funerals,
o o o memorials
and con-
certs.
S"This
Judi Bradford hometown
trio is
joined by Fauss, musical direc-
tor for Waterfront's "Naked
boys Singing" in 2006 and for
. "Urinetown" this season. The
,Atlanta, Ga., resident is active in
theater and cabarets in Atlanta.
The trio's one-night only con-
cert is June 3 at 8:30 p.m., with
an after-reception sponsored by
Linda and Fred Greenberg,
and catered by Jennifer Cornell
and Small Chef at Large.
The next morning, workers
start ripping out seats and struc-
tures to rebuild the theater's
lobby for next season.

Bill Wheeler
Before the last hurrah of the
June 3 concert, Waterfront
Playhouse celebrates the life of
Bill Wheeler Thursday at 7 p.m.
Before his death last month,
Wheeler was very active at the
Waterfront, heading up their
three-week summer theater pro-
gram for children, "Lights Up
On Kids," with his friend and
writing partner, Jan Callner.
The duo also developed, on a
Marion Steven's grant, the origi-
nal children's musical
"Conched" and toured area


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Orlando Bloom
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schools to great acclaim.
Remembering Wheeler's the-
atrical life, the memorial will
include performances, slide
show tributes and spoken
remembrances. A reception will
follow in the sculpture garden in
front of the theater.
Wheeler's family and Callner
established a fund through the
Waterfront Playhouse, designat-
ed to present musicals written by
Wheeler and his collaborators
with an emphasis-on theater for
young audiences.
Donations may be sent to the
Key West Players, P.O. Box 724,
Key West, FL 33041 or by call-
ing Gary Symons at the
Waterfront box office at 294-
5015.

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redeemed itself with its final lec-
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A great concept of artists and
art lovers sharing their worlds in
a wealth of resources, the stu-
dios fell short in sofie areas in
its first season. Workshops were
cancelled without notice, leaving
expectant participants scratching
their heads at locked doors and
an empty building; an obsolete
Web site with no new news; a
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3. This dynamic trio has been performing together since 1984.


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Searstown, Key West, 294-0000
All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13): 11:50 a.m.;
12:50, 3:30, 4:30, 7:10, 8:10 and 10:50 p.m.
Shrek the Third (PG): noon. 12:30. 2:30, 3:00, 5:00, 5:30, 7:30,
8:00, 10:00 and 10:30 p.m.
Georgia Rule (R): 12:10 p.m.
Spider Man 3 (PG-13): 1:00,4:15, 7:20 and 10:45 p.m.
Next (PG-13): 2:45, 5:10, 7:40 and 10:10 p.m.

TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493
Hot Fuzz (R): Daily at 3:00, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Avenue Montaigne (PG-13): Daily at 2:30 and 6:45 p.m.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Not rated): Daily at 2:45,
5:15 and 7:45 p.m.; No 7:45 show Wednesday.
The Hoax (R): Daily at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Sandlot: Free kids' matinee Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Eve and the Fire Horse (Not rated): Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13): Weekdays:
7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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SPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13): Daily at
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and Saturday at 9:45 p.m.
Spider Man 3 (PG-13): Daily at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Rule (R): Daily at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Land of Woman (PG-13) Daily at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.


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4 Saturday, May 26, 2007


Keys Arts & Entertainment


Fear and loathing in the Deep South


Here's a little
story about law:
Bravo Woodcock
It finally happened I've
been asked to throw the
gonzo girl hat into the politi-
cal arena. Although I'm no
stranger to politics, they must be
running out of fools for fodder.
Where I'm from in the Deep
South, my world revolved
around Election Day. Our
Saturday and Sunday family out-
ings were political rallies at the


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Park under
the parasol
of free
crawfish
boils and
Dixie Beer.
At two
years of
age I made
my politi-
cal speech
Sammie Mays debut from
the back of
an American flag-draped, flatbed
tractor-trailer, where I was skill-


Gonzo Girl knows it
never hurts to rub
shoulders with the
law. Sammie stops
by Mangoes on
her way to the
theater and scores
a few Brownie
points with Key
West Police Chief
Bill Mauldin.


ful in the cute kid routine asking
for votes. It truly was the good
old days when good manners,
kissing a baby, a good honky-
tonk band, a man's handshake
and the gift of moonshine got
you elected.
From New Orleans, my fami-
ly was the first to settle the
coastal French community of


Pass Christian home of the
first yacht club in the South.
Trying to escape filth and dis-
ease, it wasn't long before a
mass exodus out of New Orleans
engulfed the tiny town. The
Mississippi Coast boomed and
moonshine fueled the economy.
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During the days of prohibition, a
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Bravo's posse of good ole boys
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fiscated it. It was taken to the
Kiln, an even smaller communi-
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quantities of grade-A moonshine
were produced and then shipped
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It was well known to be Al
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took up residency on the
Mississippi coast.
A politician's politician,
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charismatic man and a charming
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ly remained in control. My uncle
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county supervisor, my cousin the
mayor, another cousin the coro-
ner.
I learned from the whispers
of children my own age that my
family was called the Dixie
Mafia and I witnessed my grand-
father mixing business with the
New Orleans Sicilian Mafioso
Carlos Marcello the man con-
spiracy theororists suggest may
have ordered the hit on JFK.
The suicide rate in my small
hometown was nothing short of
a phenomenon at that time,
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the United States.
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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, May 26, 2007


Art extravaganza benefits students


Krupa, charter
students' work
combines in show
he works of several young
artists and one master
artist will be featured June
2 and 3 at two art events benefit-
ing the Montessori Charter
School at Treasure Village in
Islamorada.
The first event, June 2, is the
sixth annual Art in the Dark, an
opportunity for the community
to enjoy and buy art created by
young artists. The works will be
on display from 6:30 to 10:30
p.m. in Williams Hall at San
Pedro Catholic Church, mile
marker 89 bayside.
Montessori students from pre-
kindergarten through sixth grade
have created all types of art to
sell at Art in the Dark, an annual
fundraiser that also features wine
and hors d'oeuvres donated by


local restaurants. Tickets are $20
in advance at the school, mile
marker 86.7 oceanside, or $25 at
the door.
Another event the following
evening features the talents of 10
kids from grades three through
six who have for two weeks
been working with Islamorada
artist Stacie Krupa in her studio.
Their creations will culminate in
a special auction. This pilot pro-
gram, in its inaugural year, gave
youngsters at Montessori Charter
School with a propensity for
visual ans the opportunity to
work with a master artist while
using professional quality can-
vas, brushes and paints.
Art Prive (pronounced pree-
vay) is June 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.
at Ziggie and Mad Dog's, mile
marker 83 bayside. This private
art auction with guest auctioneer
Mike Forster aims to be an ele-
gant evening for art collectors,
who will enjoy fine wine paired
with five gourmet courses and


the live auction.
Krupa spent 10 hours paint-
ing with the kids encouraging
their handiwork while gently
guiding their natural abilities.
"I felt one of the kids was
expressing a strong emotion and
encouraged him to go with that
on the canvas," she said.
"Another child did not like a
particular color she had chosen
so I took red paint and painted
over it, showing her that if you
don't like the way something on
the canvas tuins out, you can
simply paint over it and head in
anew direction."
After the kids left for the day
and after the paint had dried,
Krupa added her special touches
to the canvases so that each art-
work was a collaboration
between the student and the mas-
ter artist.
"Some kids were little prodi-
gies," Krupa said. "They learned
about oil, acrylics and mixed
media, and I emphasized to look


*at this time as play, and not to
stress over it. We can add paint
or take it away. There was no
right or wrong way."
Krupa also benefited from the
collaboration.
"I was able to take myself out
of my usual place, and take my
gifts and make them bigger than
myself."
Krupa, who serves on the
public charter school's board of
directors, signed the finished art-


works along with the individuals
who worked on them. The stu-
dents' biographies will accompa-
ny the pieces on display in
advance of the auction.
The art preview is scheduled
for 6 to 7 p.m. and tickets, $100,
are available at Ziggie and Mad
Dog's. Call 663-3391 for reser-
vations and for more information
on the program, call the
Montessori Charter School at
Treasure Village at 852-3482.


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seats left some local eyebrows
raised, and tightened the smiles
in polite conversation.
The Web site, www.tskw
.org, traces a line from
Hemingway straight to The
Studios, lavishing PR-speak like
"Welcome to the only (italics
theirs) artists community located
in the tropical 'American
Caribbean' The Studios of
Key West."
The appearance was they
were taking credit for the arts
community without giving cred-
it, except where celebrity was
involved.
Their last lecture, however,
was free, well-attended, intelli-
gent afid lively.
Painter Winslow Homer vis-
ited Key West seven times for
fishing vacations. While here, he
produced some exquisite water-
colors in his characteristic muted
palette of grays and blues.
A small, pinched Homer
expert Randall C. Griffin took
the microphone, looking like the
stereotypical art history profes-
sor that undergrads mock.
The scholar quickly delighted
the audience with the breadth of
his knowledge, his passion for


his subject and a delivery that
was well crafted. Reading from
notes with slides accompanying
him, Griffin frequently dropped
the script in his enthusiasm. He
danced over to the slides to indi-
cate areas of specific interest, ad
libbing charming anecdotes with
an understated humor.
He delineated the power and
emotion of the plight of the
stranded sailor in "Gulfstream,"
the wonderful figures in "Key
West, Hauling Anchor," and
explained techniques in paint-


ings that portray the foliage and
weather of Florida.
Homer's connection to Key
West is not widely known, but
some of his most powerful
works were inspired by our local
waters. This subject and this par-
ticular lecturer, secured by
Judith Gaddis for The Studios,
was an excellent choice to
anchor the artist on our shores.

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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Kids get ready for summer programs


Classes offer
a variety of
disciplines
M onroe County Public
School students' last
day in the classroom is
June 1, but thanks to a variety of
programs on the Keys arts scene,
there's plenty of fun to be had
during the summer while sharp-
ening skills, whether it's in
music, dance or theater.
Earl and Elizabeth Halbe and
The Peace Covenant
Presbyterian Church are accept-
ing students for their summer
theater workshop. Children who
have completed second through
fifth grades are eligible to enroll.
Some children who have just
completed first grade may also
be ready and will be considered
on an individual basis.


The workshop will be held
June 11 through 29, Mondays
through Fridays front 2 to 5
p.m., and will culminate in a per-
formance of "Cinderella,
Cinderella... A Participation Play
For Children," a short musical
adapted and revised for the stage
by the Halbes. The play will be
staged at the fellowship hall at
Peace Covenant Presbyterian
Church, 2610 Flagler Ave. in
Key West.
The program will include
every child in an interactive
process geared toward learning
more about the art of stage per-
forming. Activities will include
movement and singing, theater
games to spark imagination and
increase concentration, and
learning the audition process.
Each student will discover the
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For more information or to
register, call 294-0687. Sibling
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Sol Fest
The Key West Symphony
Orchestra's annual Sol Fest pro-
gram offers classes in music and
voice, and this year is hosting a
dance-intensive component as
well.
June 4 through 29, Mondays
through Fridays from noon to 2
p.m., youth and adults can focus
on leading about musical the-
atre, opera, percussion and
dance. The new dance program,
known as an "intensive," runs
five days a week for four weeks
and is offered for dancers ages 9
through 14 (or by special per-
mission of instructors).
Two days a week will be
devoted to ballet technique and
anatomy for dancers, focusing
on alignment, balance and place-
ment while strengthening and
stretching the body. Ballet tech-
nique is the foundation for the
other forms of dance that will be
studied at the intensive.


Another two days a week will
be devoted to modem dance
technique, repertory and chore-
ography and focuses on how the
dancer travels through space
using breath and body weight.
Students will explore moving in
and out of the floor, moving in
spirals, and initiating movement
from different body parts.
During the third and fourth
week, they will begin to work
with weight sharing and partner-
ing skills. This class will encour-
age creativity through choreogra-
phy exercises.
One day a week will be a
wild-card day for focusing on a
variety of dance styles choosing
from jazz, tap, hip hop, African
and improvisation. The program
ends with public performances.
For more information or to
register, call 292-1774.
Sol Fest kicks off "Sing for
your Supper!" on June 11,
offered at restaurants around
Key West. In between dinner and
dessert, diners will be treated
with song by Donna Roll's opera
students dressed in gowns and
tuxedos.
The events begin at 7 p.m. for
three Monday nights and cost
$65 per person at the Westin,
Grand Key and Sheraton Suites.
On Thursday nights begin-


ning June 14 buffet dinner par-
ties and concerts at private
homes are being hosted by
Robert and Elena Spottswood,
Roland and Jackie Grimm and
'Allan Wimer and Robin Weiss.
On Friday nights, the opera
students will give concerts at St
Paul's at 7:30 p.m., beginning on
June 15.

ArtCamp
June 4 through July 28, the
Key West Art and Historical
Society is offering art classes for
children 7- through 14-years-old
at Fort East Martello Museum,
3501 S. Roosevelt, and the Key
West Lighthouse Museum, 938
Whitehead, in Key West.
"Imagination, Creation and
Fun" runs from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
Activities include acrylic
painting, watercolor techniques,
drawing with pencil and pastels,
found object sculpture based on
the work of Stanley Papio, folk
art based on the work of Mario
Sanchez, mosaics using recycled
plastic materials and bottle caps,
collage, assemblage, mask mak-
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Saturday, May 26, 2007


Island Opera
posts job

Island Opera Theatre of the
Florida Keys has announced
Vincent Zito, the company's
cofounder, has resigned as artis-
tic director.
Dean Walters, the company's
cofounder and executive direc-
tor, said Zito will still be the
main conductor and musical
director.
The company is now in tle


process of looking for a part-
time executive director, a
salaried part-time position that
offers flexible hours.
Call the Island Opera office at
294-0404, or send resumes to
islandopera@aol.com.

Deadline nears
for new 'salt'

Kim Narenkivicius, publisher
of 'the secret of salt: an indige-
nous journal,' is urging writers


and artists to submit works for
the third edition of the literary
journal. Deadline to apply is
May 31.
This year's theme is "writers,
ramblers, poets and outlaws."
Work must be previously
unpublished and may be sent to
the secret of salt: an indigenous
journal, 1118c White St., Key
West, FL 33040; or e-mailed to
saltphoto@aol.com.
Visit www.thesecretof
salt.com for more.

Studio space
is available

The Studios of Key West is
accepting submissions for its stu-
dio artist program for writers and
artists in the Lower Keys inter-
ested in subsidized studio space
at Key West's Historic Armory
building.
Applications may be picked
up at the Studios of Key West,
600 White St., and are due by
June 13. Two-year leases begin
Aug. 1.
Call 296-0458 or e-mail
,elena@tskw.org.

Pops announces
2007-08 season

The Key West Pops Orchestra
season opens on Dec. 16, 2007,
with "Holiday Cheer with the
Key West Pops the Hollywood
Palace Way," featuring Director
Vincent Zito, the Pops Orchestra
and host Randy Roberts.
Jan. 20 brings the concert
version of "Guys and Dolls"
starring Michael McCarthy,
Bruce Moore and Bobby
Nesbitt.
"A Broadway Dance
Concert," will take place March
1 with famed Broadway dance
,sequences performed by Lorinda
Haver's Broadway Theatre


Dance Company along with the
Pops Orchestra.
All concerts will be at the
Tennessee Williams Theatre on
Stock Island. Subscriptions to the
concert series purchased by June
15 will be sold at a discount.
E-mail kwpopsinfo@com-
cast.net or call 296-6059 for
tickets or more information.

Photography club
meeting Tuesday

The group forming a photog-
raphy club in the Upper Keys
meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Pelican Room at Buttonwood
Bay, mile marker 96 bayside.
For more, call 852-4533.


Try a summer
acting class

The Red Barn Theatre is
offering a summer acting work-
shop for working actors as well
as novices.
Red Barn actress and director
Carole MacCartee leads the six-
week program now in its 16th
year and will be joined by actor
Tom Murtha.
Classes run June 12 through
July 22. Scene Study meets
Tuesday and Fridays from 7 t6
10 p.m. and costs $180.
Monologue/Audition will be
taught Wednesday evenings from
7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $90.
To register, call 296-5587.


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Friends' (above). Meet the artists from 2 to 10 p.m. today
and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Cormier will be
at Wyland's 623 Duval St. gallery, and Walfrido at 102 Duval
in Key West. Call 294-5240 or 292-4998.











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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Let's talk bubba system


GONZO / From 4

dad used to say. So between
you, me and the lamppost, it
was the unspoken code that if
you reneged on your agreement
with the family you were given
48 hours to tidy up your busi-
ness, write a loving note to the
wife and kids and kiss your ass
goodbye. The manner in which
you decided to take your life
was strictly up to you,
Besides, there was too much
paperwork involved in murder,
and too many murders the
feds showed up. The good ole
boys had other bidness to tend
to. They were smart to avoid
the attention.
Jimmy Buffett once got
sideways with a Biloxi night-
club owner and member of the
Dixie Mafia when he began
dating the incarcerated Dixie
Don's darling. I guess what
Buffett didn't realize was that
just because one goes off to
"college," they can still reached
out and be touched by that per-
son.
Fortunately for Buffett, the
family wasn't all that big into


forcing lowly musicians into
suicide, so they just put the
word out on the Strip not to
hire him, and for musicians,
that pretty much took the wag.
out of the tail.
Refer to Buffett's song,
"You'll Never Work in Dis
Bidness Again." People who
were lucky enough to catch a
break slipped out from under
the radar. I think Buffett left for
Texas.
As for me, as flattered as I
am to have been asked to run
for public office (if I were fool-
ish enough to stick my neck out
on the campaign chopping
block here in the Florida Keys)
I've learned my history lesson.
If I did run though, I think
my political platform would
have to be, "A lobster in every
pot, a mojito in each hand, a
three day paid weekend -
every weekend and afford-
able housing for all.
* And please, you won't have
to use the lead on me because
I'll take the silver.

Sammie Mays can be
reached at gonzogirlsammie@
hotmail.com.


'Wonderland' on stage


Dance Factory
casts students
from 5 to 18

he Dance Factory's dance
recital is today at the
Tennessee Williams
Theater at 1 and 6:30 pm.
Lynly Curry Hill, owner of
The Dance Factory, choreo-
graphed "Alice in Wonderland"
for the First Act, featuring
Brooke Oropeza as Alice,
Claudia Gerbracht as the Queen
of Hearts, Victoria Phillips as the
Caterpillar, and Katelyn Oropeza
and Stephanie Leone as Tweedle
Dee and Tweedle Dum.
Other principal dancers
include Victoria Gregg as White
Rabbit, Ashley Villareal as the
Cheshire Cat, Marisa Katubi as
the Mad Hatter, Suzette Garcia
as the March Hare, and Kaitlyn
Vatela as the Mouse.
Additional featured dancers
include Diana Baucom as the
Walrus, Megan Michaud as the
Carpenter, and the three lead
Playing Cards are Krystal
Candelario, Samantha Hoeffer
and Vanessa Wilder.
The show features the musi-
cal score of the Disney movie,
lights and sound by Tennessee
Williams staff, and costumes by
Curry Hill's mom, Annie Curry.
Children of all dance levels and
ages are featured throughout the


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45-minute ballet.
The older students will be
performing as the "Garden of
Talking Flowers" on pointe
shoes and the Playing Card
dancers will be "Painting the
Roses Red." The-youngest stu-
dents will be tapping to the "Un-
Birthday Song" as teapots, a
game of croquet will be played
with dancing hedgehogs and
flamingos, and the oysters and
sea life will entertain Alice as
she passes through the madcap
world.
The second act, "Sweet
SDreams," will showcase what
the dancers have learned in their
ballet: pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz
and hip hop.


. Each musical selection was
chosen because it has a "dream"
theme, whether it be a nightmare
"thriller," a daydream such as
The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It
Be Nice," or a lullaby like
"Rock a Bye Baby." Other
favorites include "I Dream of
Jeannie," "Dream Weaver,"
"Sleeping Beauty," "Boulevard
of Broken Dreams" and a
"Dreamgirls" medley spotlight-
ing graduating seniors Claudia
Gerbracht, Brooke Oropeza,
Katelyn Oropeza and Victoria
Phillips.
For more information, call
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Saturday, May 26, 2007


What happens


in Vegas


Stays in Vegas,

unless you're

Michael Trixx
N ot everyone who goes to
Vegas returns home
richer than when they
left, but magician Michael
Trixx said that's just what he
did.
Islamorada's Trixx went to
Las Vegas to study with his
magic idol Jeff McBride and
teacher Eugene Burger. While
in Vegas, Trixx not only got to
work with and perform with
McBride and Burger, but also
met master magicians Lance
Burton, the king of comedy
magic Mac King and Johnny
Thompson, a.k.a. "the Great
Tomsoni," who appeared on
Criss Angel's television series
"MindFreak" as one of Angel's
magic consultants.
Burger and McBride were
named among the 100 most
influential magicians of the
20th century by magician's
trade magazine MAGIC and
have won numerous awards,
including McBride's recent
award for being magician of the
year. McBride Magic and
Mystery School conducts more
than a dozen class events each
year, including a three-day
Master Class and a seven-day
Extended Master Class. At least
once a year, they take the
school on the road, and this
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Trixx said that while in
Vegas, his show drew a crowd
in front of the New York New
York Casino by performing one
of his favorite effects: "the
floating table."
"I guess you could say I've
performed on the Strip in Las
Vegas now," Trixx said. "If
that's not a win, I don't know
what is!"
Trixx has been performing
magic fulltime for 11 years
now. His show includes appear-
ing birds, his magic bunny
"Hocus Pocus," levitations, lots
of fire effects, including a fire
eating demonstration, magical
surprises and bits of humor.
Catch the Trixx show night-
ly in the Upper Keys. In
Islamorada, he's at Island Grill
on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Saturday nights; Lor-E-Lei on
Friday and Monday nights; and
Morada Bay on Thursday
nights (tableside from 10:30
p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) In Key
Largo, catch him at Snooks
Bayside on Thursdays. All
stage shows begin shortly after
sunset.
For more, visit www
.michaeltrixx.com or www
.myspace.com/michael
trixx.
To learn more about
McBride's school, visit
www.magicalwisdom.com
or contact Trixx for discounts
on classes.


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"Best in the Business" By Frances Burton Solution in the May 30 issue of the Keynoter


ACROSS
1 Jorge's house
5 Onion's kin
10 Loafer'adornment,
perhaps
14 Buenos_
19 Like many medica-
tions *
20 Golf targets
21 Nurse from the East
22 It's a trap
23 18": Uris novel
24 Firth of Clyde, e.g.
25 Courteous
26 Barely burn
27 The tennis instruc-
tor is
29 The tailor is
31 Lashes out at
32 First opening?
33 Sch. with a Roger
Williams Dining Hall
34 Time off
35 Warmed-over
36 Harvested
40 Weapon handles
43 Toondom's Hoppity
Hooper, for one
44 Apothecary
46 Andy's boy
47 "Big Sur" author
50 401(k) cousin
51 Peak near Messina
52 Two-time Conn
Smythe Trophy win-
ner
53 The surveyor is
56 Sushi bar selection
57 One used to exert
pressure
59 Run in place
60 Order's partner
62 Opposition
63 Flower feature
67 "Born Free" lioness
69 Geological time


72 Yr.-end consultant
73 "Concord Sonata"
composer
75 King's deputy
77 Right-angled wing
79 The mail carrier Is

85 Gobbler
86 Principal
88 -fa: choir exer-
cise.
89 "Beat it!"
90 Perlman of
"Cheers"
91 Fazes
94 Just around the
corner
95 Prolific Mozart con-
temporary
96 Caught, in a way
97 Like many a wine
barrel
99 Leather sources
101 Be In debt
102 Better for the job
103 Beat
107 The dermatologist
is _
111 The pilot Is _
113 Kind of eclipse
114 Taklamakan Desert
site
115 Theme
116 City on Presque Isle
Bay
117 Act poorly
118 Church service
119 Bay window
120 Evening, In Rome
121 Basted, say
122 Computer memory
unit
123 Ad hoc lawmen
124 Move in large
numbers


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Met expectations
Sailors
Course specifica-
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Hangs loose
Like Lincoln
Troubles
Signs using two fin-
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Fla. setting
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while waiting
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Frat partygoers
may gather
around one
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64 Heading
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70 Spoke softly, and'
lovingly
71 Admiral Rickover
74 Moved spiritedly
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78 Contemporary of
Ella and Sarah
80 Think the world of
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83 Antelope color
84 Beneficial to
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93 Protagoras,
notably
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98 Comfortable
99 Catches sight of
100 Reduce in volume
102 Appraise
104 Match
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106 Iron horse power
107 Functions
108 Nugget,
Alaska's oldest
newspaper
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lead
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111 Spanish charger
112 Singer Redding
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care and services.

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Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and
locally operated by these self-made individuals
who foresaw' the need for quality senior
living environments. Their constant
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- 'Arts & Entertainment Calendar


MUSIC

KEY WEST-

Bear Bottom Beach Club:
Sat., Sun., Thurs., Fri. Matt
Avery!

The Bull:
Yankee Jack every day but
Wed.
Jeanie Falcone Sat., Wed.,
Thurs., Fri.
Elvis Bobby J Sun., Tues.,
Thurs., Fri.
Dawn Wilder Tues., Wed.,
Thurs.
40 Foot Sharpie Frl., Sat.,
Sun.
Baby T Mon. night
Acoustic Thunder Fri.

Carmine's:
Fri. Peter Diamond, Tim
McAlpine, 7:30 p.m.

Durty Harry's:
Sat., Sun., Wed., Thurs., Fri. -
Durty Rita, 8:30 p.m.
Mon., Tues. Duo, 9:30 p.m.

Finnegan's Wake:
Thurs., Fri., Sat. Freemont
John, 8 p.m.

Fort East Martello Museum:
Sat. Mile Marker-24 Band, 6
p.m.

Hogfish Bar:
Sat. Moose
Sun. Freemont John

Hog's Breath Saloon:
Sat. Bruce Isaacson, Red
Seidman, 5 p.m.
Sun. through Fri. Scott Kirby,
5 p.m.

Irish Kevin's:
Jeff Harris

La Te Da Crystal Room:
Sun., Mon. Broadway 3
Ways, 9 p.m.
Tues. Christopher Peterson, 9
p.m.
Fri. Christopher Peterson,
8:30 p.m.; Broadway 3 Ways, -
10 p.m.
Sat. Broadway 3 Ways, 8:30
p.m.; Christopher Peterson, 10
p.m.

Mangoes:
Franko Richmond

Margaritaville:
Thurs. Bubba System
Sun. Mile Marker 24 Band,
5:30 p.m.

Pier House:
Fri. through Wed. Larry Smith,
7:30 p.m.
Sat. Marilyn Holderfield, Les
Dudley, 9 p.m.
Sun. Dennis Hyland, 9 p.m.
Mon. Skipper Kripitz, Tim


McAlpine, 9 p.m.
Tues. Carmen Rodriguez,
Christine Cordone, 9 p.m.
Wed., Thurs. Gordy Michael,
7:30 p.m.

Rick's Down:
Sat. Will H., noon, Ben T, 4
p.m., Yo Adrian, 8 p.m.
Sun. Pete, noon, Yo Adrian,
8 p.m.
Mon. Pete, 11 a.m., Yo
Adrian, 8 p.m.
Tues. Alphonse, 11 a.m., Yo
Adrian, 4 p.m., Uncle Bob, 8
p.m.
Wed. Pete, 11 a.m., Uncle
Bob, 8 p.m.
Thurs. -.Alihonse, noon, Yo
Adrian, 4 p.m., Uncle Bob, 8
p.m.
Fri. Pete, noon, Yo Adrian, 4
p.m., Uncle Bob, 8 p.m.

Rum Barrel:
Sat. George Victory, 4 p.m.,
Cory Heydon, 8 p.m.
Sun. Vinnie Mustache, 4
p.m., Cory Heydon, 8 p.m.
Mon. Vinnie Mustache, 4
p.m., Ron from Cocktones, 8
p.m.
Tues. Yvan Agbo, 4 p.m.,
Raven & Bubba, 8 p.m.
Wed. Raven, 4 p.m., Cory
Heydon, 8 p.m.
Thurs. Chris Case, 4 p.m.,
Larry Baeder Combo, 8 p.m.
Fri. Zach Seemiller, 4 p.m.,
Queen & Yvan, 8 p.m.

Schooner Wharf:
Michael McCloud & Friends -
every midday but Tues.
Sat. Bubba System, 7 p.m.
Sun. Calypso Latin Party, 7
p.m.
Mon. Caffeine & Pepper, 7
p.m.


Tues. Raven & Bubba, noon,
Corey Heydon, 7 p.m.
Wed. Gary Hempsey, 7 p.m.
Thurs. Unpaid Bartabs w/Lisa
Sato, 7 p.m.
Fri. Moose & Bulletproof
Blues, 7 p.m.

Sunset Pier:
Fri., Sat., Sun. Huevos
Calientes, 1 p.m., Robert
Albury & Fritz, 6:30 p.m., Raven
Cooper, 8:30 p.m.
Mon. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Robert Albury & Fritz, 6:30
p.m., Joel Nelson, 8:30 p.m.
Tues. Conch Country FM live
radio remote, 2 p.m.;.Rolando
& Frito, 6:30 p.m.; Joel Nelson,
8:30 p.m.
Wed. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Rolando & Frito, 6:30
p.m.; Raven Cooper, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Robert Albury & Fritz, 6:30
p.m.; Parachute Adams, 8:30
p.m.

Virgilio's:
Mon. Heather Davis, 9:30
p.m.
Tues. Pat 'n Deb, 9:30 p.m.

LOWER KEYS

Mangrove Mama's:
Sat. Mile Marker 24 Band, 7
p.m.

Sugarloaf Lodge:
Fri. Karaoke
Sat. Mile Marker 24 Band, 7
p.m.
Sun. Betty Saint

MARATHON

Burdine's:
Fri. Joe Mama, 6 p.m.


Castaway:
Sat. Dan Sullivan, 7:30 p.m.

Dockside:
Sat. Reifersons
Sun. Florida Straits Band
Mon. Dan Sullivan, 6:30 p.m.
Tues. Dan Sullivan & Michael
J, 6 p.m.

Hurricane:
Sat., Sun. Motel Funk
Thurs. Sam the DJ
Fri. Motel Funk

Lighthouse Cay Club:
Thurs. Joe Mama, 6 p.m.

Overseas Lounge:
Sat. Blue Rock Road, 9 p.m.

Porky's Bayside:
Fri., Sat. Rocketman
Sun. Capt. Larry, 2 p.m.; Dar
Sullivan, 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Rick Arra
Tues. Tommy Tunes'
Wed. John Bartus & Dave
Howell
Thurs. Capt. Larry

Village Caf6:
Sat. Papa Pete

UPPER KEYS

Caribbean Club:
Thurs. Luke

Gilbert's:
Sat. Kim Bankston, 1 p.m.;,
Sol Expression, 6 p.m.
Sun. Viva, 2 p.m.
Tues. Karaoke, 6 p.m.
Wed. Luke, 6 p,m.
Fri. Back Track, 7 p.m.

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Fri., Sat. --DeeJay, 11 p.m.

Holiday Isle:
Pistol Town

Key Largo Coffee House:
Fri. Sunshine Band, 6:30 p.m.

Kokomo:
Sat., Sun. Come Together
Band, 2 p.m..

Marker 88:
Sat. Micah, 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Thurs. Kim Bankston
Fri. Stephen Sloan, 5:30 p.m.

Morada Bay:
Sat. Peter Betan
Sun., Thurs. Billy Davidson
Fri. Scott Youngberg

SZane Grey:
Fri., Sat. Bob Smith, 8 p.m.
Wed. Redbone Radio Show,
6 p.m.; Nancy Patera, 7:30
p.m.

THEATER

LAST SHOWING: Red Barn
Theatre, 319 Duval, Key West -
"Bat Boy, The Musical" at 8
p.m. May 26. www.redbarnthe
atre.com.

LAST SHOWING: Waterfront
Playhouse, Mallory Square, Key
West "Educating Rita" at 8:30
p.m. May 26; One night only
"Gordon Ross and a Couple of
Friends" on June 3. www.water
frontplayhouse.com.


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Schooner Wharf Bar Sunday, when contests use just a few
materials to construct a boat seaworthy enough to finish
the race in the Historic Seaport. Teams of 6 can register
through 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Races begin at 2 p.m. For
more, call 292-3302 or visit www.schoonerwharf.com.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


ON DISPLAY: Cayman Smith-Martin's newest constructed
paintings are on exhibition at the Lemonade Stand Art
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faces painted by Judy Cheshire, an artist from DeClue's Art & Framing.



Day camps enrolling children now


SUMMER / From 6

Sanchez, students will also
explore French Impressionists
Van Gogh, Renoir and Manet
while learning color mixing,


composition and painting tech-
niques.
Weekly sessions include sup-
plies and cost $150. The
ArtCamp 2007 summer session
culminates in "The Kids of
Summer" art exhibit and party.


For more information or to
register, call Suzanne Pereira at
295-6616, Ext. 27, or e-mail
spereira@kwahs.org.
CAMP
The Cultural American Music
Program (CAMP) 2007, present-
ed by the Educational Coalition
for Monroe County, is accepting
applications from students in
grades eight through 12 for the
dual enrollment/high school hon-
ors performance camp.
Limited intern positions are
available for degree seeking col-
lege freshmen and sophomores.
CAMP runs June 9 through
July 7 in Marathon at Stanley
Switlik Elementary School.
Countywide transportation is
provided with stops at Coral
Shores High School, the
Islamorada Library, Florida
Keys Community College (Key
West), Sugarloaf School, and the
Big Pine Charter School.
Classes include winds, per-
cussion, brass, guitar (bass and
classical), vocals, strings, physi-
cal performance, dance, stomp
and more.
Scholarships are available;
space is limited.
Call 743-6215 to reserve a
space or for more information:


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Inside


Few have ever really seen fierce storms ................4
What to expect before, during, after ...................6
Know the lingo to stay informed .....................7
It's this basic: Get a plan ........... ... .... . ... .8
Stretch construction an issue ................. ..... .9
Permits, evacuation joined at hip ....... ............ .10


Who should leave, and for where ............
Special-needs residents have options .........
Be patient upon re-entry ......... ..........
Weather chief speaks bluntly ................


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Don't count on hospitals ................ .... .16
Clip our tracking map ..................... .18
Save your paperwork, stock your food ................20
Check your insurance coverage ..................... 22
Pets have storm needs, too .................... ...24, 25
Don't let your boat float away .................. ..... 26
Potable water might be scarce .................. .. .26
Clean your yard beforehand ......................28
No power? Plenty of problems ............... .... ..30
TDC has its own plan ............. ................. 30
Cuba, U.S. forecasters work together ................. .31
Protect your business, staff ...........................32
Federal help may be tough ...................... 34
SBA can help with loans .... ..................... 35


Season of the witch?


Forecasters:
More activity
possible in '07

It's tough for some to recall
that over 2004 and 2005, eight
hurricanes swept by or touched
the Keys. That's because last
year, we had virtually no storm
activity.
The six-month season that
runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 was
quiet last year.
Contrary to early long-range
forecasts for a stormy summer
and fall, the season spawned a
modest nine tropical storms and
five hurricanes. One of the
potential hurricanes, Eresto,
came ashore directly over
Islamorada in August.
But other than that, Monroe


County was spared.
The quiet season followed a
record-setting 2005 hurricane
season with 28 storms that
exhausted the pre-selected list of
names. There were 15 hurricanes
in 2005.
So what to expect in 2007?
Scientists at Colorado State
University under the lead of
forecaster William Gray say to
expect 17 named tropical storms
that grow into nine hurricanes,
including five intense hurricanes
with winds above 110 mph.
The averages over the past 40
years are 11 tropical storms, six
hurricanes and two intense hurri-
canes.
The 2007 forecast was issued
in April. Long-term predictions
such as those sometimes prove


wrong, and are updated through-
out the season by Gray. The
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration does
its own long-range forecasting.
One reason for the prediction
of above-average storm produc-
tion: developing La Nina condi-
tions in the western Pacific.
Those relatively cool sea temper-
atures can suppress crosswinds
that help us by tearing apart
developing hurricanes.
Still, these long-range predic-
tions tend to be far less accurate
than real-time forecasts of an
actual storm and no one has
demonstrated any skill in pre-
dicting, this far ahead, where
tropical weather will strike.

This was supplemented with
material from the Miami Herald.


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HELPFUL HINTS FOR WATER USERS:
Store at least 1 gallon of water per person/per day for 3-7
days in sterilized sealable containers for drinking and cooking
Fill bathtub with water for household cleaning and other
non-drinking purposes
Turn off main water supply to vacant buildings to avoid water
loss in the event of water line damage during the storm
.6 Report water/sewer line breaks or any other unusual
conditions to the FKAA area office. Water main breaks are
often distinguished by the following:
Extremely low pressure
Discoloration of water
Water bubbling up in the street or yard
Monitor radio stations for emergency broadcasts
Check the Aqueduct website at www.fkaa.com for updates
Call the 24-hour recorded hotline for additional information at
(305) 295-FKAA


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4 June November 2007


Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter specialsection


Think you've been


Wilma, Georges
were tough but
relatively light
By MATT STRAHAN
Keynoter Contributor

It has been 42 years since the
Keys last experienced Category
3 (111 mph) or higher wind
speeds, which happened in the
Upper Keys with Betsy in 1965.
It has been 47 years since the
Keys last experienced a devastat-
ing storm surge, which happened
in the Middle Keys with
Category 4 Donna in 1960.
The Lower Keys have to go
back as far as 1948 to find wind
speeds that topped 111 mph.
And Key West itself has to go
back to 1846 for an event where
winds topped even 100 mph, and
Key West has to go back to 1919
to find a major storm-surge
event.
Unfortunately, most people


only prepare for the disaster they
already know. Keys residents
are perhaps ready for another
Wilma (2005) or Georges
(1998), but are by no means able
to handle a Donna, or even a
1919 Key West hurricane event.
Examination of reports and
photos from those two events
teaches us about how people sur-
vived those storms.
With Hurricane Donna, the
government did not order people
to leave, but they evacuated any-
way. This was good, as a 14-foot
storm surge damaged or
destroyed many homes, and
wind damage was extensive.
The force of Donna's winds
was more than twice that of
Georges' or Wilma's winds, and
the wind-driven storm surge
washed away many homes.
People who saw the resulting
destruction described it as looking
like a bomb went off, and thought
Marathon was all but lost.


through

The 1919 Key West hurricane
killed hardly any Keys residents,
either. Key Westers did not even
leave for this hurricane,.yet sur-
vived just fine in their Old Town
neighborhoods, despite waves
reaching 14 feet high on the
Atlantic side of Key West and
Stock Island.
One factor in their favor was
that winds did not exceed 100
mph, but the most important fac-
tor was elevation.
Most of Old Town Key West
was high enough and far enough,
inland to be safe from those
waves. Fortunately, New Town
Key West did not exist, and hard-
ly anybody lived on Stock Island,
because those areas were inundat-
ed with a powerful storm surge.
Today, more than 10,000 peo-
ple live in those areas, and most
of their homes are at 6 foot or
lower elevation. This populating
of lower elevations has occurred
on almost all of our Keys since
the last major hurricane strike.
Times were different back
then, of course.
Drinking water came from
cisters, and sanitation was han-
dled by septic tanks. The manu-
al-labor workforce and military
presence was high, and everyone
was prepared to be self-suffi-
cient. It was also a time of road
and rail building, so heavy
equipment was available.
The most important lesson
from the above history is that
your home may have seen sever-
al hurricane events in its life-
time, but likely not been tested
by the winds and surge of a
direct hit of a major hurricane.
As a general rule, the storm
surge from a direct hit of a
Category 3-plus hurricane will
be life threatening, especially if
Your home is low enough to
have been flooded by Wilma,
Rita (2005) or Georges.
Also, mobile homes do not
survive the winds of a Category
3-plus hurricane, and typical
1950s- and 1960s-era homes do
not survive the winds of a


a real hurricane?


Category 4-plus hurricane.
It is unknown what Old Town
Key West homes can survive,
because they've never been tested.
The next lesson is what to
expect during the first two weeks
after a major hurricane strike.
It is highly likely that the
road, harbors and airports will be
closed. If you are lucky enough
to have a home, you will still
need to be self-sufficient for
food, water and medicine. Fire,
police and medical services will
be unavailable. Worst of all,


This toppled
houseboat
(above) is an
example of the
Upper Keys
damage
caused by
Hurricane Betsy
in 1965.
Hurricane
Donna's fierce
winds in 1960
destroyed this
Marathon
home to
the left.
Keynoter file photos


your toilet may not flush.
The final lesson is that
destructive major hurricanes
actually are rare in the Keys, so
it's not necessary to permanently
move to a safer place. It is only
necessary to have an apprecia-
'tion of what can happen in the
Keys, and to be ready to protect
yourself when it does.
Matt Strahan is meteorologist
in charge of the National
Weather Service's Key West
bureau.


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for Category 1 or 2


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* Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West
* Stanley Switlik Elementary School, MM 48, US 1 Bayside


for Ca'


* Sugarloaf Elementary School, US 1 and Crane Blvd. @ MM 19 Bayside
* Coral Shores Hiqh School, MM 90, US 1 Oceanside


y 3, 4 & 5


Florida International University (FIU) Shelter
DIRECTIONS : Take the Florida Turnpike north toward Orlando. Exit at US 41/SW 8th St., exit #25. Bear right and merge with traffic on SW 8th St. Take
the first right, into the FlU campus. Turn left at the first stop sign and follow Loop Road until you reach parking lots 3 through 7. The-Monroe County
Shelter is located in the Charles Perrv Buildino on the riaht hand side of the road across from these oarkina lots.


In order to meet the special needs of persons who would
need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because
of physical, mental or sensory disabilities, Monroe County
Social Services has a 'Special Needs Registry Program' that
will offer assistance to persons with special needs living in
the Keys during evacuation and sheltering. To be part of this
program you must pre-register.


Monroe County
Evacuation Zonec
Monroe County's Comprehensive Emergency Plan calls for a 'Phased
Evacuation." This evacuation plan is intended to avoid unnecessary
evacuation if some zones are expected to be affected and others are
not. Locate the zone you live in so that you will know when to leave if
an evacuation for your zone becomes necessary.


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Zone 1: MM 0 to MM 8 -
Zone 2: MM 6 to MM 40
Zone 3: MM 40 to-MM 63
Zone 4: MM 63 to 3-way stop at CR 905-A
Zone 5: 905-A to mainland Monroe County.
including Ocean Reef


For more information on eligibility and pre-registration, visit their
website at: www.monroecounty-fl.gov or call 305-292-4591.
Monroe County Social Services locations near you:
* LOWER KEYS 1100 Simonton St., Key West
* MIDDLE KEYS 490 63rd St., Ste. 190, Marathon
* UPPER KEYS 88820 Overseas Hwy., Tavernier


1IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME or RVj

You must evacuate regardless of your
location or tie-down as it is not safe for
anyone to remain in a mobile home or travel
trailer during storm conditions of ANY
category. Evacuation of mobile homes and
RVs may be ordered even before a Hurricane
Warning has been issued. Be Ready!
If you plan to leave your mobile home or RV
during hurricane season (June 1 November
30), before you go, you should: inspect all
tie-downs and be certain they comply with
Monroe County Code; shut off water,
electricity and LP gas; Put up the storm
shutters; secure your boat; lower any TV
masts or antennas; notify the park operator
or a neighbor that you intend to be away
during hurricane season.


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6 June November 2007-


Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Going through a hurricane, step by step


Watch it before,
survive during,
recover after

Anytime a tropical weather
system threatens Monroe
County:
Monitor local radio broad-
casts for emergency informa-
tion. Emergency Management
recommends that every family
also have a NOAA Weather
Radio.
Re-check all emergency
supplies and equipment to be
sure that you have enough sup-
plies, and that everything is in
good working order.
Fill your car's fuel tank
and check oil, water and battery.
Secure your shutters.
Locate the main cut-off
switches for electricity, water
and gas. Secure LP gas tanks.
Secure your boat immedi-
ately.
Secure all essential
records and documents in a
safe, water-tight place
If you do not have a car,
make arrangements with a


friend, relative or neighbor to
go with them to a shelter or
evacuate. -
S-Be prepared to evacuate
upon the recommendation or
order of Emergency
Management.

Watch the watch
As soon as a hurricane watch
is issued for any part of Monroe
County, take immediate actions.
to protect your life and proper-
ty:
Closely monitor local
radio for emergency instructions
from Monroe County
Emergency Management, hurri-
cane updates from the National
Hurricane Center and local
weather statements from Key
West weather.
Secure all outside objects.
Bring loose objects indoors.
Chlorinate your pool, and
turn off any electrical connec-
tions to the pool. You may safe-
ly place aluminum lawn furni-
ture in the pool.
Turn your refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest setting.


ppen only as necessary.
Lower any outside anten-
nae, masts or towers. Be very
careful to avoid power lines.
Do not use telephone any
more than necessary. Dial 911
only in emergencies.
Fill your bathtub and any
other large containers with
water for washing, cleaning and
to flush the toilets.
Have one gallon of water
per person per day available to
meet your drinking and cooking
needs for two weeks.
Before leaving, contact a
friend or family member in
another area. Tell them where
you are going, when you are
leaving, and who is with you.
Let them know you will be rely-
ing on them, after the hurricane,
to get information to the rest of
the family. Call them again later
to tell them you have reached
your destination.
Evacuate as soon as you
are ready to leave; do not wait
for further instructions.

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attention only to official state-
ments from Emergency
Management and the National
Weather Service.
Stay indoors. Retreat to
the most protected area of your
house. Stay away from doors
and windows (even if they are
shuttered)..
*'"If the calm hurricane eye
passes over your area, continue
to stay indoors. Make outside
emergency repairs only when
absolutely necessary. In the eye,
wind and rain may subside or
stop for a few minutes, or for
more than an hour. Beware -
winds will suddenly return at
great intensity from the opposite
direction.
+ Turn off the interior elec-
tricity and gas. Use flashlights
and battery-operated lanterns
for light. Avoid using candles if
possible. Have a fire extinguish-
er ready.
Avoid using your tele-
phone unless necessary.
+ Remain indoors until the
"all clear" notice is given by
Emergency Management or
local law enforcement. Be
aware that a curfew may be
imposed immediately following
a major hurricane. If you are in
a shelter, do not leave until the
manager tells you it is safe.
Roads will be impassable and
power lines will be down.

After it passes
After a hurricane, it is likely
that government services, utili-
ties and most businesses will
not be operational for an
extended period of time. This
could mean no electricity, no
water and no food supplies.


Transportation will be difficult.
Bridges and roads may be
washed out or damaged. A
dusk-to-dawn curfew may be
imposed. Living through the
hurricane is just the beginning
of the discomfort and inconven-
ience.
Pay strict attention to
instructions from Emergency
Management and law enforce-
ment agencies.
Stay away from disaster
areas. Do not sightsee.
If you must drive, use cau-
tion beware of road and bridge
washout. Remember that you
treat an intersection with a bro-
ken traffic signal as if it is a
four-way stop.
Advise interested friends
and relatives that you are safe.
Use caution when using
any food from your refrigerator
or ice chest. Check for spoilage.
If you arrived at a shelter
on a public bus, return trans-
portation will be provided as
soon as possible.
Avoid all downed power
lines. Assume that all downed
lines have live electricity.
Check your electric, gas
and water connections before
turning them back on.
Use the following numbers
to report utility problems:
Keys Energy Services:
294-5676.
Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative: 743-5344 or 664-
4617.
Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority: 296-2454 (Lower
Keys), 743-5727 (Middle
Keys), 852-3025 (Upper Keys).

-Monroe County
Emergency Management


2007 Atlantic

storm season names


Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dean
Erin
Felix
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
Jerry
Karen


Lorenzo
Mellssa
Noel
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastlen
Tanya
Van
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What's a 1, what's a 5?


Even just slightly
increased winds
raise categories
Hurricanes are ranked 1 to
5 according to what is
known as the Saffir-Simpson
scale of strength:
+ Category 1: Hurricane
has central barometric pres-
sure of 28.94 inches or more
and winds of 74 mph to 95
mph, is accompanied by a 4-
foot to 5-foot storm surge
and causes only minimal
damage.
Category 2: Pressure
28.50 inches to 28.93 inches,
winds from 96 mph to 110 ,
mph, storm surge 6 feet to 8
feet, damage moderate.
+ Category 3: Pressure
27.91 inches to 28.49 inches,
winds from 111 mph to 130
mph, storm surge 9 feet to


12 feet, damage extensive.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005
was a high Category 3.
Category 4: Pressure
27.17 inches to 27.90 inches,
'winds from 131 mph to 155
mph, storm surge 13 feet to
18 feet, damage extreme.
Hurricane Charley was a
high Category 4 when it
slammed Punta Gorda in
2004.
+ Category 5: Pressure
less than 27.17 inches, winds
greater than 155 mph, storm
surge higher than 18 feet,
damage catastrophic. Only a
few hurricanes have hit the
U.S. at that strength the
1935 hurricane in the Florida
Keys and 1992's Hurricane
Andrew, which destroyed
south Miami-Dade, among
them.


A storm warning, hurricane


watch what's the diff?


Weather terms
get specific
for a reason
When a hurricane is-threat-
ening the Keys, it can be too
late to scram. An understand-
ing of the terms used to
describe the storms is impera-
tive to track the intensity and
direction of a storm.
Tropical disturbance: A
moving area of thunderstorms
in the tropics that maintains its
identity for 24 hours or more.
A common phenomenon in the
tropics.
Tropical depression:
Rotary circulation at surface,
highest constant wind speed 38
mph (33 knots).


Tropical storm: Distinct
rotary circulation, constant
wind speed ranges 39-73 mph
(34-63 knots).
+ Hurricane: Pronounced
rotary circulation, constant
wind speed of 74 mph (64
knots) or more.
Small-craft cautionary
statements: When a tropical
cyclone threatens a coastal
area, small-craft operators are
advised to remain in port or
not to venture into the open
sea.
+ Gale warnings: May be
issued when winds of 39-54
mph (34-47 knots) are expect-
ed.
Storm warnings: May be
issued when winds of 55-73


mph (48-63 knots) are expect-
ed. If a hurricane is expected
to strike a coastal area, gale or
storm warnings will not usual-
ly precede hurricane warnings.
Hurricane watch: Issued
for coastal area when there is a
threat of hurricane conditions
within 24-36 hours.
+ Hurricane warning:
Issued when hurricane condi-
tions are expected in a speci-
fied coastal area in 24 hours or
less. Hurricane conditions
include winds of 74 mph (64
knots) and/or dangerously high
tides and waves. Actions for
protection of life and property
should begin immediately
when the warning is issued.
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flash flood is possible in the
area; stay alert.


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Hurricane Season


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Live the motto: Get a plan beforehand


It's easy to do
before the season
gets threatening

When it comes to hurri-
canes, there are tlree words to
live by: Get a plan.
Discuss the type of hazards
that could affect your family.
Know your home's vulnerabil-
ity to storm surge, flooding


and wind.
Locate a safe room or the
safest areas in your home for
each hurricane hazard. In cer-
tain circumstances, the safest
areas may not be your home
but somewhere else in the
community.
Determine escape routes
from your home and places to
meet. These should be meas-


ured in fives or tens of miles
rather than hundreds of miles.
Have an out-of-state friend
as a family contact so all your
family members have a single
point of contact.
Make a plan now for what
to do with your pets if you
need to evacuate. Don't wait
until a hurricane is imminent.
Post emergency telephone
numbers by your phones and
make sure your children know


how and when to call 911.
Check your insurance cov-
erage.
Stock non-perishable emer-
gency supplies and a disaster
supply kit.
Use a NOAA weather
radio. Remember to replace
its battery every six months,
as you do with your smoke
detectors.
Take classes in first aid,
disaster preparedness and car-
diopulmonary resuscitation.
What you should stock up:
Water, at least a gallon
daily per person for three to
seven days.
Food, at least enough for
three to seven days.
Non-perishable packaged
or canned food and juices.
Food for infants or the
elderly.
Snack food.
Non-electric can opener.
Cooking tools and fuel.
Paper plates and plastic
utensils.
+ Blankets, pillows and the:
like.
Clothing such as rain
gear and sturdy shoes:
S* A first-aid kit, medicines
and prescription drugs if you
use them.
Special items for babies


and the elderly.
Toiletries, hygiene items
and moisture wipes.
Flashlight and batteries.
Battery-operated radio
and NOAA weather radio.
Fully charged cell phone
with extra battery and a tradi-
tional (not cordless) telephone
set.
Cash with some small
bills and credit cards banks
and ATMs may not be avail-
able for extended periods.
Keys.
+ Toys, books and games.
Important documents in
a waterproof container or
watertight resealable plastic
bag.
Insurance documents,
medical records, bank account
numbers, Social Security card,
etc.
Keep a set of tools with
you during the storm.
Keep your auto's fuel
tank filled.
For pets, proper identifi-
cation, immunization records,
medications, ample supply of
food and water, a carrier or
cage, and a muzzle and leash.

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Center


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sites to help you prepare before
a storm, track a storm, and
know what to do after a storm:
National Weather Service:
www.nws.noaa.gov.
National Hurricane
Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov.
American Red Cross:
www.redcross.org services
Idisaster/keepsafe/ready
hurriccine.html
Federal Emergency
Management Agency:
www.fema.gov/fema/trop
.htm.
State hurricane site:
www.myflorida.com/my
florida/hurricane/index.html.
Monroe County
Emergency Management:
www.monroecounty-fl.gov
IPages/MonroeCoFLPub
Safety/MonroeCoFL_
Emergencylindex
Monroe County Sheriff's
Office: www.keysso.net.
Key West Police


Department: www.keywestcity
.com/policelpolice.asp.
Florida Highway Patrol:
www.fhp.state.fl.us.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission:
www.myfwc.com.
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement:
www.fdle.state.fl.us.
U.S. Coast Guard:
www.uscg.mil.
Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority: www.fkaa.com.
Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative: www.fkec.com.
Keys Energy Services:
www.keysenergy.com.
Tourist Development
Council, www.fla-keys.com,
click on the hurricane link.
Additionally, at
www.keynoter.com, hit
"links" on the left side of the
page for many more resources.


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Hurricane Season


June November 2007 9


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Tall construction booms tower over the work on the 18-Mile Stretch. Officials say there are plans
in place to ensure a steady evacuation should an order be so called.


Roadwork a minor concern


Officials say
they're confident
in evacuation
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Highway-construction con-
tractors know hurricane season
is coming.
Should a hurricane threat
require evacuation of the Florida
Keys this season, U.S. 1 con-
struction sites like those at
Jewfish Creek can be secured to
keep the road open, project
spokeswoman Patti Jones said.
"Our contractors have had a
hurricane-preparedness plan in
place from the very beginning,"
Jones said. "Our first year on the
job, we had four wind events."
"Wind events" is the term
that staff working with lead con-
tractor Granite Construction
uses to describe hurricane
threats.
Jewfish Creek, at mile mark-


er 107, has long been viewed as
a potential trouble spot in an
evacuation scenario. An accident
or problems with the aging
drawbridge could snarl north-
bound traffic.
Ongoing construction with
the widening of U.S. 1 and
building of the new Jewfish
Creek Bridge adds new con-
cerns. Tall cranes tower over the
existing highway as the route
winds past construction barriers.
As part of its annual prepara-
tions for hurricane season,
Monroe County Emergency
Management staff checks road-
construction sites to see if evac-
uation plans are affected, said
department Director Irene Toner.
Contractors at the 18-Mile
Stretch widenting project north
of Key Largo "have been very
responsible" about storm prepa-
ration, Toner said.
Once government officials
order the existing Jewfish Creek
Bridge locked down to start a
hurricane evacuation, construc-


tion crews secure road-building
equipment and the barrels that
define temporary lanes, Jones
said.
"Some of our engineers have
spent their entire careers work-
ing in Florida so preparing for
hurricanes is nothing new to
them," she said.
Standard procedure calls for
booms of the construction
cranes several of which reach
160 feet in height to be low-
ered and secured, Jones said.
"If a crane is on a barge, it
will be moved to the leeward
side of the expected wind to get
it away from the bridge struc-
ture," Jones said. "The booms
will be lowered, and the cranes
will be safely secured."
One short section of Card
Sound Road, part of the alter-
nate evacuation route, has been
closed to replace the deck on
Saunders Creek Bridge.
The two-month project was
timed to begin after the busy
winter season and finish before
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Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Evacuation, permits: There's the dilemma


Officials wrestle
with realistic
clearance times
By MATT STRAHAN
Keynoter Contributor

The Florida Keys have an
evacuation problem, and
nobody is happy about it.
At the center of the problem
is our evacuation clearance
time. That's defined as the
time from when the evacuation
starts to when the last person
leaves.
- The problem is that increas-
ing the number of people try-
ing to leave will increase the
clearance time. State officials
are so concerned that they
imposed growth limits on
Monroe County that will cur-
tail building permits if our
clearance time exceeds 24
hours.
Monroe officials realized
that we were up against the
24-hour limit in 2004. The
solution was an agreement to
always evacuate tourists and


mobile-home residents well
ahead of a residential evacua-
tion. Their removal from the
equation resulted in a clear-
ance time that was below 24
hours.
Monroe County is once
again running up against the
24-hour limit, and a future
study is likely to indicate that
it is already exceeded because
of the population growth in the
Homestead area.
Given the current meteoro-
logical inability to reliably
provide more than 24 hours
warning, it is likely that
Monroe County has realistical-
ly lost its ability to evacuate.
This loss is dangerous to
those who will someday need
to evacuate, but the resultant
loss of building permits is
damaging to our economy. A
proposed new solution is to'
decrease the expected response
rate of the remaining popula-
tion.
The good news is that
Monroe Courty would contin-
ue to get more building per-


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
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news from a public safety
viewpoint.
The two sides continue to
argue, while meteorologists
wonder what the forecast goal
actually should be.
Emergency managers and
most elected officials tell
meteorologists to attempt to
give 36 to 48 hours of warn-
ing, while'those same elected
officials tell the state that we
only need 18 to 24 hours of
warning.
The difference is that the
lower clearance-time number
is an unlikely best-case sce-
nario. However, it does allow a
continued trickle of building
permits, which many believe is
'necessary for economic devel-
opment and affordable hous-
ing.
This impasse may be bro-
ken if a future study indicates
that the Keys have already lost
our ability to evacuate, neces-
sitating an alternative plan.
This new plan will be unprece-
dented, and its cost is
unknown.
Such a sheltering-in-place
plan would entail creating.
hardened hospitals, supply
storage and emergency


response facilities, plus much,
much more shelter space.
Many logistical, economic and
legal challenges would await
such a plan, arid it is unlikely
to be implemented soon, if at
all.
Until such a plan is or if
it is implemented, Keys res-
idents should be aware that
they realistically will need to
start leaving 24 or more hours
before the arrival of a major
hurricane.
The clearance time will
increase dramatically if there
is not enough time to evacuate
tourists and mobile homes
first, or if the vast majority of
our residents uncharacteristi-
cally decide to leave. This may
happen if we have an unex-
pected Category 3 or higher
hurricane.
As a general rule of thumb,
if your home was flooded-by
Hurricane Wilma's glancing
blow in October 2005, a direct
hit of a Category 3 hurricane
will wash it away. Who would-
n't leave if faced with that?

Matt Strahan is meteorolo-
gist in charge of the National
Weather Service's Key West
bureau.


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Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Evacuation frustrating but essential


Some required
to leave in
any hurricane
No one ever likes to evacu-
ate the Keys when a storm's
churning, but not doing so-
could cost you your life.
By state statute, everyone is
required to comply with an
evacuation order for a Category
3 hurricane or higher (though
there is no real means for
enforcement). In that case,
evacuees will be directed to go
to the mainland.
Monroe County's official
hurricane shelter is at Florida
International University.
For any hurricane:
+ All people who live in
mobile homes, travel trailers,
recreational vehicles and boats
are required to.evacuate.
+ Without regard to struc-
ture type, all people who live in
low-lying areas or directly adja-
cent to the water will receive a
recommendation to evacuate.
All people who are sick,
elderly or disabled will receive
a recommendation to evacuate


*. -. -


to the mainland.
+ All women in their third
trimester of pregnancy will
receive a recommendation to
evacuate.
+ All non-residents and visi-
tors to the Florida Keys must
evacuate.


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An evacuation is a- slow,
frustrating, time-consuming
experience. So evacuees should
exercise extreme caution in traf-
fic so they don't lose their
means of transportation.
Provisions have been made
to close U.S. 1 and move


remaining evacuees into the
safest structures available, as
weather conditions deteriorate;
no one should be caught on the
highway during landfall of any
hurricane.
Remember these important
points, while evacuating:
+ Be prepared to leave early.
+ Select and confirm your
destination before leaving.
+ Select your primary and
alternate evacuation routes prior
to leaving.
Take detailed maps of
areas around your destination
and along your evacuation
route.
+ Monitor local media for
important information.
+ Fill your car's fuel tank


And beyond
a Category 2,
they're closed
While the Monroe County'
School District and county gov-
ernment are now constructing
schools that better- serve as hur-
ricane shelters, existing shelters
in the Keys generally are useful
- but only if the storm is not a
huge one.
The Keys' shelters for
Category 1 and 2 storms are
Key West High School,
Sugarloaf School, Stanley
Switlik Elementary School and
Coral Shores High School.
Consider the following when
emergency officials announce
the opening of the shelters:
Monroe County may not
have enough shelter spaces for
Category 1 or 2 hurricanes.
This is especially true in the
Lower Keys and Key West.
There are no shelters in
Monroe County that will be
safe in the most deadly hurri-
canes, Category 3, 4 or 5.
Shelters in the Keys will not
open during these most danger-
ous hurricanes. You must evac-
uate to the mainland.
The purpose of a Monroe
County shelter is to provide a
safe haven from the storm. Do
not expect substantial meals or


first.
+ Check all fluid levels in
your car.
+ Check your spare tire and
tire-changing equipment.
+ Take an adequate supply
of food and water.
+ Have sufficient cash to
meet your needs.
Dangerous winds can often
precede a hurricane by many
hours.
Anyone evacuating with a
large vehicle and those planning
to tow a trailer or boat are
required to leave early. Later in
an evacuation, those vehicles
will be removed from traffic.

Monroe County
Emergency Management


comfort items. If you want spe-
cial foods, bedding or entertain-
ment, you must provide it your-
self. Do not bring more sup-
plies than you can comfortably
carry.
+ No medical care will be
available at these shelters. If
you expect to need medical
care, you should make your
own arrangements to evacuate
to a medical facility on the
mainland.
Absolutely no pets, alco-
hol or weapons will be permit-
ted in shelters (though special-
needs clients of Monroe County
Social Service can bring their
pets to Monroe County's desig-
nated out-of-county shelter at
Florida International
University). The shelter manag-
er is in charge, and all shelters
will have a law enforcement
officer. All laws will be strictly
enforced.
Those evacuating to FIU
should take the Florida's
Turnpike Extension from
Florida City. Get off at the U.S.
41/Southwest 8th Street exit
and follow the signs.
For more information call
Monroe County Emergency
Management at 289-6018.

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Hurricane Season


June November 2007 13


Re-entry won't


necessarily


be so easy


Auto sticker
can lighten
the burden
With hurricane season here,
it's a good idea to pick up your
re-entry sticker for your auto's
windshield now in case of
evacuation from the Keys.
The color-coded stickers -
which can be picked up at no


A driver's
license and
vehicle
registration
are needed
to get a
re-entry
sticker.

charge at any Monroe County
Sheriff's Office substation -
make it easier for law enforce-
ment to direct Keys residents to
they designated re-entry stag-
ing area. The staging areas are
in Florida City; residents will
be diverted from Florida's
Turnpike to areas off Krome
Avenue, most likely from a
roadblock at the last turnpike
exit near Wal-Mart.
Motorists should know,
however, they re-entry is not a
quick process. Electric workers
will need to clear U.S. 1 and
other Keys roads of downed
power lines, and various other
debris would have to be
removed before traffic is
allowed to flow back to the
islands.
A driver's license and vehi-
cle registration are needed to
get a re-entry sticker.
Stickers are yellow for
Upper Keys folk, blue for
Middle Keys, orange (or red)
for Lower Keys, and white for
Key West. Only officially
marked emergency vehicles


will be allowed to go straight
through any roadblock.
Vehicles from each area will
be staged together. The plan
then is to release groups of cars
to return home to the Keys.
It's best if the re-entry stick-
er is placed on the lower left-
hand side of your windshield. If
someone doesn't have a sticker,
law enforcement will have to
check the driver's license and
registration to make sure that
person lives in the Keys.
The re-entry plan was creat-
ed after 1998, when thousands
of residents attempting to return
from the Hurricane Georges
evacuation ran into a miles-
long roadblack at the Florida
City end of the 18-Mile Stretch
and on the turnpike. The flood
of vehicles snarled traffic and
made it difficult for storm-relief
personnel and equipment to
reach the Keys.
To find out if it's time to
return to the Keys, call the
Monroe County hotline at (800)
955-5504. Or if you have
access to a TV, tune in.


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first register
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To assist people with special
needs due to physical or mental
handicaps, Monroe County
maintains a special-needs reg-
istry database in case a threaten-
ing storm approaches.
People are eligible to register
if they are 60 or older, frail,
medically needy and/or disabled,
and are not served in or by a res-
idential facility program.
Those registered are contact-
ed when a hurricane is threaten-
ing Monroe County and given
information on the county's
evacuation plan. In all category
storms, special-needs clients
who have requested transporta-
tion to the special-needs shelter
at Florida International
University in Miami are taken to
a staging area where they will
board a chartered bus and be
taken to FIU, Monroe County's
designated out-of-county shelter.
At the time the client is con-
tacted, he or she must decide if
they will be evacuating; there is
no time for a second call. If
evacuating, the client will be
given an approximate time to be
picked up. They must have all
their supplies and belongings
ready to go (see the story in this
section on what to bring to shel-


ters).
Very few comforts will be
available. If you need special
foods, you should bring a couple
days supply that will not spoil. It
may be several hours before
shelters are fully supplied.
Remember to bring all prescrip-
tion medications and important
papers.


Special-needs clients are
allowed to bring their pets to the
FIU shelter, but preregistration
of the pet is required. And you
will need to send in a copy of
your pet's vaccinations.
For more on the special-needs
registry, call 292-4591.
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Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


It's time to go before the wind blows


Meteorologist
minces no words
in his cautions
By MATT LAWRENCE
Keynoter Contributor

"You can hide from the wind,
but you have to run from the
water."
Those are the words of a sea
captain I had the honor of sail-
ing with. We were speaking in
terms of hurricanes.
In the words of
Meteorologist in Charge Matt


Strahan at the National Weather
Service bureau in Key West,
"You not only have to run from
the water, but all the debris fly-
ing in the air and being pushed
by the water. You have to get.
out of the way."
The subject of evacuation has
been a topic of discussion in the
Keys for as long as I can
remember, with many conflict-
ing ideas formulated on the tim-
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driving along the 18-Mile
Stretch and returned to the
mainland via Card Sound Road.
I did so to evaluate the evacua-
tion routes.
I can say that once out of the
Keys, our roads are in dar
good shape. However, until con-
struction is finished on the
Stretch, that area is going to
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At the end of my lengthy
meeting with Strahan, I came
away feeling he and his entire
staff genuinely care for the resi-
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and friends here, as do all the
residents of the Keys, and I fear
for everyone's safety."
His emotion was even more
apparent when he measured his
success in lives lost. His desired
result is zero.
Emergency managers issue
evacuation orders based on
information provided by the
National Hurricane Center.
Tourists are told to evacuate 48
hours before predicted tropical
storm-force winds begin, and
residents, depending on where
you live, are asked to begin
heading north 24 to 36 hours
prior to an expected storm
strike.
But Strahan admits, "The
reality is people go when they
want to."
When Hurricane Rita
approached Key West in 2005,
the storm intensified from a
tropical storm to a Category 5
hurricane in 31 hours.
"Major hurricanes become
major hurricanes with explosive
development." Strahan
explained. "That explosive
development is something we
still can't predict and is why
you can't always count on an
exact time for an evacuation,
because the weather doesn't
always cooperate."
Forecasters tracked that
storm to within six miles and 12
hours of a direct hit from Rita's
right quadrant before its path
wobbled away from Key West.
Strahan was emphatic as he
traced his hand along the
storm's track on a map: "A
direct hit from the storm's most
severe quadrant is from its right
side."
When we moved on to
Hurricane Wilma, also in 2005,
he said, "What we experienced
from Wilma was a minor
effect."
Wilma never made landfall
in the Florida Keys; it tracked
into the Gulf of Mexico. What


the Keys experienced were hur-
ricane-force winds and a storm
surge exacerbated by the water
having no place else to go but
back out across the islands. The
storm's center never passed over
the Keys.
Strahan explained that storm
surge from the Gulf of Mexico
is gentler than surge from a hur-
ricane tracking from the
Caribbean or Atlantic.
"The surge from a Category
4 hurricane tracking from either
the Caribbean or the Atlantic
will be much more devastating."
An evacuation has to cease
when tropical-storm-force winds
begin to affect the evacuation
route, not when the storm center
is due to pass. When you acti-
vate your evacuation plan,
secure your house, turn off the
gas, electric and water supply
lines and leave; he who hesi-
tates may be lost.
If you stay or leave one of
your vehicles behind, remove
the battery. Car and boat batter-
ies can start fires when sub-
merged in saltwater. If you
leave the battery connected and
the vehicle under your house,
you could bum your home
down.
Now is the time for Keys res-
idents to get a plan. Decide
where you're going to evacuate
to, map the routes you'll take
once you're out of the Keys,
and contact whomever it is
you're planning to stay with.
If staying with friends or
family is not an option, plan
your evacuation with hotels in a
couple of different locations, for
example, one in South Florida,
another in Central Florida and
possibly one more on the west
coast, the further inland, the bet-
ter.
Tell the hoteliers you're plan-
ning an evacuation from the
Keys in the event of a hurricane
and confirm the rates offered
June to November.
I asked Matt Strahan about
his personal view on evacuation,
and his answer was as straight-
forward as they'd been all
morning: "I wouldn't stay if I
didn't have to."

Matt Lawrence is a South
Florida native and author of
'What To Do 'til The Cavaly
Comes: A Family Guide To
Preparedness in 21st Century
America.' He can be reached via
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Hurricane Season


June November 2007


Iff |Fire Rescue "'w^

URGES EVERYONE TO Be Hurricane Prepared!

SURVIVING A HURRICANE: Hurricanes and tropical storms form in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico usually from
June 1 through November 30 (the official hurricane season). However, hurricanes can develop.before and after these dates. A tropical weather system
becomes a hurricane when its sustained winds reach 74 mph. As was seen with Hurricane Andrew, gusts can reach 200 mph. Because the Florida Keys
consist of a chain of small, low-lying islands, we are very vulnerable tooth high winds and storm surge associated with hurricanes,
For your personal safety, therefore, it is very important that you read and act on the following information. Your first step is to...


DEVELOP A FAMILY PLAN FOR HURRICANE SURVIVAL
PLAN A. Relocate Outside the Keys.
Your safest option is always to leave the Keys whenever a hurricane threatens the area.
Leave early to avoid traffic congestion and bad weather. Find a safe destination and get off the road as soon as pos-
sible.
PLAN B. Go to a Def- 7.:' '. C:' ,.., ,c ":.- .a e::, 1 U! 2 Hur::'., ONL.,
Do not stay in your home or go to another person's home unless you are certain it will be safe. You may wish to go
to a Designated Monroe County Shelter. These shelters will not be opened unless your safety in them is assured.
Shelters in Monroe County are safe for Category 1 & 2 hurricanes. If a Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane threatens
Monroe County, no shelters will be open and evacuation to the mainland becomes mandatory.
PLEASE NOTE: EMERGENCY MEDICAL, FIRE/RESCUE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS
WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND ONCE WINDS HAVE REACHED 45 MPH SUSTAINED.
SERVICE WILL NOT BE RESTORED UNTIL WEATHER CONDITIONS SUBSIDE, ROADS ARE
MADE PASSABLE AND EQUIPMENT IS OPERABLE.
SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS
If you are dependent on life support systems, or any medical device which requires electricity, be aware the power
may be off for some time during and after a hurricane. You MUST therefore plan to relocate early to the mainland for
any hurricane.
All persons with a potentially severe medical need or dependency should contact their provider or Monroe County
Social Services for detailed preparedness information.
SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY (IN-HOME SERVICES) (305) 292-4591
SPECIAL NEEDS EVACUATION LINE (305) 292-4591


WHO SHOULD EVACUATE?
CATEGORY 3, 4, AND 5 HURRICANES:
BY STATE STATUTE, ALL PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH AN EVACUATION
ORDER. IN THIS CASE, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO GO TO THE MAINLAND.
FOR ANY HURRICANE:
1. All persons that live in mobile homes, travel trailers, recreational vehicles (RVs), and boats are required to evacu-
ate.
2. Without regard to structure type, all persons that live in low-lying areas or directly adjacent to the water will
receive a recommendation to evacuate.
3. All persons that are sick, elderly, or disabled (including women in the third trimester of pregnancy) will receive a
recommendation to evacuate.


Category 3, 4 & 5 hurricanes that have affected the Keys in the last 100 years
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BE HURRICANE PREPARED!


BEFORE HURRICANE SEASON
Early in the hurricane season you should:
*Develop a family plan for hurricane survival.
*Plan what you will do with your pet if a hurricane threatens.
*Inventory personal property, and safely secure all records and valuable documents (consider a safety
deposit box).
*Obtain the necessary materials to protect your windows and doors SHUTTERS ARE A MUST!
*Trim trees and branches; remove coconuts and other yard debris (beware of powerlines).
*Check your roof and the structure of your house. Make necessary repairs.
*Check your fire extinguishers.
*Make arrangements to secure your boat.
*Identify a friend or family member that you will keep informed about how you are doing. Instruct other
friends and family members to get this information from them. This person must live in an area that will
not be threatened by the hurricane.
PUT TOGETHER A PERSONAL DISASTER SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDE, AT A r.lfll.IUlufl:
-Portable radio with extra batteries. -Emergency repair supplies.
-Flashlights with extra batteries. -Medicines and sanitary supplies, including extra
-First Aid kit. diapers.
-Portable ice chest. -Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
-Canned and non-perishable food. -Phone directory of people you may need to con-
-Emergency cooking supplies and utensils, tact.
-Drinking water storage containers.

WHEN A HURRICANE THREATENS
Any time a tropical weather system threatens Monroe County:
;Monitor local radio broadcasts for emergency information. Emergency Management recommends that
every family have a NOAA WeatherRadio also.
*Re-check all emergency supplies and equipment to be sure that you have enough supplies, and that
everything is in good working order. You should be able to be self-sufficient for a minimum of two
weeks.
*Fill your car's fuel tank and check the oil, water, and battery.
*Secure your storm window shutters, tape windows to minimize flying glass, make any other necessary
repairs.
*Locate the main cut-off switches for electricity, water and gas. That way, when there is a problem, such
as a water pipe breaking, you'll know how to turn the water supply off. Secure LP gas tanks.
*Secure your boat immediately.
*If you have not done so already, secure all essential records and documents in a safe, water-tight
place.
*If you do not have a car, make arrangements with a friend, relative or neighbor to go with them to a
shelter or evacuate to the mainland.
*Be prepared to evacuate upon the recommendation or order of Emergency Management.
* Emergency services including Fire, Rescue, EMS and Police will most likely be temporarily sus-
pended during a hurricane impact.


OPMI RTANT HURRICANE I S


MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 1-800-955-5504
NOAA Weather Radio (Village of Islands area): 162.45 MHz
Monroe County Emergency Management: 305-289-6018
Islamorada Fire Rescue: 305-664-4559
www.islamorada.fl.us
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Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


For Keys hospitals, many issues arise


State mandates
they close for
certain storms
By RYAN McCARTHY
Keynoter Contributor

Many Keys residents balk at
the thought of evacuating to the
mainland on account of some
pesky hurricane. Even newcom-
ers to the Keys appear to relish
the opportunity to experience
their first hurricane or attend
their first hurricane party.
Too many people turn a blind
eye to the potential dangers not
leaving presents, perhaps most
importantly the fact that all
three Keys hospitals are man-
dated to close in the event a
Category 3 or higher hurricane
is projected to make landfall in
their area.
This means all those people


who refuse to evacuate are not
only putting themselves in
harm's way, but if something
were to happen, there would be
no available health care whatso-
ever.
"From Betsy [in 1965] to
Andrew [in 1992], it was, Oh,
those hurricanes, they never
come here," said Nelson Lazo,
chief executive officer at
Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.
"Then Andrew came and every-
body was like, Whoa. So from
[then] on, I think everybody has
been paying more attention,
though I still see pockets of peo-
ple down in the Keys who have
this macho mentality."
Nicki Will, chief executive
officer at Lower Keys Medical
Center on Stock Island, says
people who stay home during a
hurricane are not taking the fact
that accidents happen into


account.
"People need to understand
that even someone who feels
they are very healthy could have
something very suddenly hap-
pen to them with regard to their
cardiac status, or someone may
have appendicitis," she said.
"Certainly things can happen
that people can't and don't pre-
pare for."
Fishermen's Hospital Chief
Executive Officer Kim Bassett
echoed Will's sentiments, recall-
ing one particular storm that left
Keys residents without medical
care for nearly two days.
"It was moving fast and we
were ordered to evacuate," she
remembered. "So we did and
the storm slowed down. We
went for a very long time 24
to 48 hours without a hospi-
tal open in the Keys. Even if
you're a healthy person, if you
fall or something hits you, you
could need health care, and


there's not going to be any for
you."
Hospitals depend on informa-
tion from emergency operations
centers at the state and county
levels to provide them with
information regarding a hurri-
cane's strength and projected
path.
When a storm is determined
to be within 72 hours of land-
fall, they begin making the nec-
essary preparations for its
arrival. For a Category 2 or
lower, that basically means
stockpiling supplies and weath-
ering the storm.
"We try to stock up on water
and food and make sure the per-
sonnel within the hospital are
taken care of," Lazo said, "but
we're going to remain opera-
tional."

Evacuating patients
For Category 3 or stronger
storms, planning becomes much


more involved.
"That's when we start to
make preparations in terms of
evaluating patients currently
within the hospital to see if
these patients are able or clini-
cally stable enough to be dis-
charged," Lazo said. "Or we
start making plans to transfer
these patients to our sister facili-
ties up in the mainland.
"We'll probably start trans-
ferring and getting folks out of
immediate harm within 24 to 48
hours before landfall," he con-
tinued, noting around this same
time, any scheduled surgical
procedures will be cancelled.
"When the storm is within six to
12 hours of landfall, that's when
the patients should really be out
of here and the last person
leaves the place."
Patients are evacuated
according to the severity of their

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condition, beginning with the
most seriously ill.
"The more critical patients
go via helicopter to mainland
facilities," said Meylan Lowe-
Watler, chief operating officer
at Lower Keys Medical Center.
"Patients who are more stable
will be sent out in a military C-
130 [cargo] aircraft to a hospi-
tal outside the cone."
The hospitals will also use
ambulances to transport
patients. Each of the hospitals
dealt with these types of evacu-
ations during the devastating
2005 hurricane season. None of
the facilities sustained any sig-
nificant structural damage, but
Lazo says it is always better to
be safe than sorry.
"This building is rated a
Category 5 building for wind,
but nobody really wants to test
that theory with people in it,"
he said. "And we don't know
what happens when you have a
15- to 20-foot storm surge
come through here. I'd rather
evacuate and nothing happen
than not evacuate and have"
people die.

Medicine supplies
Both Lowe-Watler and
Bassett stressed the importance
for those with major health-care
issues to heed evacuation warn-
ings. In addition, they recom-
mended keeping a minimum of
two'weeks worth of medication
on hand during hurricane sea-
son.
"It always amazes me that
someone who is oxygen-
dependent or on dialysis choos-
es not to evacuate," Bassett
said. "After the storm, they
don't have electricity to power
their oxygen or they can't get
dialysis, and now there's a
struggle to try and provide serv-
ices for them."
"People really need to plan
ahead and have an evacuation
plan dependent not only on
whether the county or the state
calls for an evacuation, but.
based on their health-care
needs," Lowe-Watler said.

Specialists needed
Bassett says people often
want to know why hospitals do


not stay open during a hurri-
cane.
Unlike public servants such
as police and fire who may be
required to stay during a hurri-
cane, hospitals are mandated by
law to close during a Category
3 or higher storm. But even if
they wanted to stay open, it
takes very specific employees
to run various departments.
"I may have an Emergency.
Room doctor, but if I don't
have somebody that can work
in the lab, I can't run tests," she
explained. "If I don't have an
X-ray technician trained to
operate machinery, I can't take
an X-ray of a broken bone. So
it really takes a lot of special-
ties to fun a full-service hospi-
tal."
Plus, when wind speeds
reach 35 mph, ambulances and
other emergency vehicles must
stop running.
"People don't understand the
wind really flows through those
bridges and if you're in a high-
profile vehicle, it is almost like
a kite," Lazo said regarding the
rangers posed by driving in
high winds.
When the storm has passed
and the winds have subsided,
hospitals immediately begin the
reopening process.
After the state's Agency for
Healthcare Administration
determines the facility is fit to
reopen, the staff returns and the
hospital is usually up and run-
ning very quickly. Even during
the 2005 hurricane season, no
Keys hospital was closed for
any significant amount of time.
During a storm, utility crews
from both Keys Energy
Services and the Florida Keys
Electric Cooperative are offline
due to a lack of available health
care. When the hospitals have
reopened, crews can begin
working to restore lost power to
the Keys.
As Bassett points out, hospi-
tals and their staff are vital
components to any community
and the faster they reopen fol-
lowing a storm, the better it is
for everyone.
"The employees want to get
back and help the community,"
she said, "and once the hospital
is back to normal, it is a good
symbol for the community that
we're all moving forward."


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Keep key paperwork dry to save grief


If you lose it,
your life could
be a nightmare
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No Social Security card?
No job.
No pictures or videos of
household goods? Try getting
the insurance company to pay.
No cash or credit cards?
Good luck getting a hotel
room.
Retrieving important per-
sonal documents may not be
the first thing people think of
when disaster strikes their
home. But as many victims of
hurricanes have learned, such


paperwork is vital when it
comes to stitching lives back
together.
Emergency management
workers around the country
are trying to teach people how
to protect documents so they
can be recovered quickly.
They urge residents to keep
multiple copies of life insur-
ance policies, Social Security
cards, credit cards, driver's
licenses, deeds and birth cer-
tificates, as well as other
information.
As we learned in Hurricane
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holds should keep one copy of
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with tight seals, suggests
Doris Hamburg, director of
preservation programs at the
National Archives.
Electronic files also
deserve consideration. Just as
many businesses maintain two
file copies in different loca-
tions, so families should back
up electronic files with elec-
tronic,or hard copies.


If paper documents do suf-
fer water damage, they might
still be salvaged within 48
hours. Hamburg suggests get-
ting them into a freezer in that
time to stop mold from grow-
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conservator for restoration.
At the very minimum, offi-
cials agree that people should
keep cash and a short laminat-
ed list of insurance policy
numbers, the name of their
life insurance agent, and
emergency phone numbers in
their wallets, as well as ID
cards.


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your food supply


Don't rely
on cooking
afterward
-Following is what should
be in your three-day emer-
gency food supply kit. Even
better, think about a seven-
day kit by basically.doubling
what you see here.
The amount of food you
need depends oh your age,
gender, physical condition
and activity level. But these
are the general nutrition
guidelines based on the Food
Guide Pyramid.
+ Bread, cereal, rice and
pasta: Eighteen to 33 servings
for three days (six to 11 serv-
ings daily). This can include
crackers, dry bread sticks,
pretzels, melba toast, read-to-
eat cereal, granola bars, rice
cakes and popcorn cakes.
If you can boil water,
include instant cereal, instant
rice and cup-a-noodles.
Vegetables: Nine to 15
servings for three days (three
to five servings daily): This
can include vegetables,
canned vegetable soups.
If you can boil water,
include instant vegetable
soups and instant potatoes.
+ Fruit: Six to 12.servings
for three days (two to four
servings daily). This can
include canned fruit, fruit
leather (roll-ups), applesauce,
dried fruits (raisins, prunes,


apricots), canned or bottled
fruit juice.
If you can boil water,
include powdered fruit drinks.
Meat, poultry, fish, dry
beans, eggs and nuts: Six to
nine servings for three days
(two to three servings daily).
This can be canned tuna,
chicken or turkey; canned
soup with meat; canned chili
(meat or bean); sardines;
canned beans; canned ravioli
or spaghetti; canned ham or
pork; canned stew; Vienna
sausage; nuts; or commercial-
ly prepared turkey or beef
jerky.
If you can boil water,
include instant soup (meat or
bean).
Milk, yogurt and cheese:
Six to-nine servings for three
days (two to three servings
daily). This can include
canned evaporated milk,
canned pudding, boxed
(shelf-stable) milk or
soymilk.
If you can boil water,
include powdered milk.
Plan to have on hand a gal-
lon of water per day per per-
son for drinking, cooking and
personal hygiene

Taken from: 'Louisiana
Floods: Living with
Hurricanes,' Louisiana State
University Agricultural
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*


Keys briefs

Roofs can be
very vulnerable


Your roof can be among the
most vulnerable parts of your
house.
Materials, age of the roof and
installation method determine
how well a roof stands up to
hurricane-force winds. Of all
roof materials, the best perform-
ing are concrete tile and metal.
Additionally, testing shows
that concrete roof tiles are the
only roofing materials proven to
withstand wind speeds in excess
of 125 mph in full-scale wind
testing.
When roof tiles break free, it
is typically because of the impact
of flying debris, knocking nails,
screws or adhesive loose. Little
can be done to avoid this type of
damage, however, prior to a
storm, have your roof inspected
by a certified roof inspector.
Qualified roofers should be
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22 June November 2007


Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporfer special section


Is your insurance up to date?


Following
are basics
you need to know

Hurricane experts predict the
recent upturn in hurricane activi-
ty in the Atlantic is likely to
continue, and anticipate an
above-average probability of
U.S. hurricane landfall this hur-
ricane season just like last.
To help Floridians prepare,
members of the Professional
Insurance Agents of Florida are
reminding homeowners to
review their insurance coverage
before the warning flags fly.
The trade group offers the
following tips for the hurricane
season (remember, every situa-
tion is different and many poli-
cies, while similar, are seldom
exactly the same).


"I have reported my claim,
now what should I do?"
You should take all steps nec-
essary to prevent further damage
- securing property, temporari-
ly boarding windows and roof,
drying out carpets and personal
property, etc. If the insured does
not do this and further damage
results, it may not be covered.
You should'not undertake any
permanent repairs, nor dispose
of any damaged property before
an adjuster has been able to see
the damage. When there is water
damage to the contents of a
home, you should remove
water-soaked contents such'as
carpeting and furniture; however
you should not dispose of such
items before an insurance
adjuster sees them.
You should retain all receipts


for emergency repairs and for
items that might qualify under
additional living expenses (such
as water, ice, rental charges at
another location if the home is
uninhabitable, etc.).
"Is there anything I can do
to speed up the claims process?"
Although the adjuster will
contact you as soon as possible,
priority will be given to the
most severe losses. Also be
aware that larger claims will be
settled in stages, not all at once.
While waiting for the adjuster,
there are a number of things you
can do.
You may want to secure a
repair estimate (preferably at
least two) for the adjuster to
review. This will help the
adjuster with the settlement
process.
Take pictures of the damaged
property. If you have pictures of
the property before the loss,
these should be provided to the
adjuster.
Make a list of all damaged
property, including a descrip-
tion, age, original cost, and
place of purchase and estimated
replacement cost. Any receipts
or canceled checks for these
items should also be included.
"What if my home is so
damaged I can't stay in it?"
Under most homeowners and
dwelling forms, coverage is pro-
vided for additional living
expenses. If the home is unin-


7


habitable and you must tem-
porarily relocate, most policies
will reimburse for the reason-
able expenses incurred over and
above your normal living costs.
It is imperative that you retain
all receipts for these expenses.
"What coverage is there
for trees that are down?"



You should not
undertake any
permanent
repairs, nor
dispose of any
damaged
property
before an
adjuster has
been able
to see the
damage.


There is no coverage under
standard dwelling and home-
owners policies for damage to
trees by "weather perils" (such
as wind). However, if the tree
falls and causes damage to some
other type of covered property
(such as a house or fence), the
damage to the house or fence
would be covered.
"Power was out for five
days and the food in my freezer
and refrigerator spoiled. Is it
covered?"
Generally, most residential
policies do not cover food
spoilage resulting from power
outages due to the "Power
Failure" exclusion.
"When power finally came
back on, a power surge damaged
some of my electrical equip-
ment. Is it.covered?"
Most homeowners policies
provide coverage as "sudden
and accidental damage from
artificially generated electrical
current;" however, coverage
does not apply to loss of transis-
tors, computer chips and similar
items. Therefore, damage from a
power surge would not be cov-
ered for property such as televi-
sions, VCRs, computers or simi-
lar items.
"The adjuster was here last


week and I still haven't gotten
my check. How long is this
going to take?"
After the adjuster has visited
the insured, he or she must com-
plete detailed paperwork on the
loss, which is subsequently sub-
mitted to the carrier for review.
After everything has been
checked, the carrier will issue
the claims draft to the insured. If
the adjuster is carrying a heavy
claim load, there is often quite a
delay in completing the paper-
work by the adjuster.
Often, an insurance agent can
check with the adjuster to find
out exactly when the paperwork
was submitted to the carrier. If
the papers have been sent in, the
company may also be able to
provide a status report.
"I've just received my
claim check, and it's not
enough."
If the check is for a lower
amount than the insured expect-
ed, it is usually due to policy
terms that require settlement on
an actual cash basis with
replacement cost being paid at
the time repairs or replacements
are actually completed. Check
with your agent or company.
"What is the difference
between Actual Cash Value and
Replacement Cost Coverage?"
If the policy indicates that
settlement will be on a replace-
ment cost basis, then payment
will be made for the actual cost
to repair or replace at today's
prices, limited only by the total
amount of coverage that was
purchased. If the adjustment
basis is actual cash value, settle-
ment will be made by determin-
ing the replacement cost at
today's prices and subtracting
from that amount a reasonable
amount for depreciation, age or
obsolescence. -
+ "I was told I was underin-
sured. How can this be?"
Too often, homeowners neg-
lect to review their homeowners
insurance. Changes to your
home such as the addition of a
room or an increase in your
home's value may affect your
coverage. Call your professional
insurance agent to make sure
your home has proper coverage
before a hurricane threatens.

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24 June November 2007


Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Plan now for your pets' needs


Waiting until
the last minute
means trouble
By DOUG MADER
Keynoter Contributor


In the least-case scenario, you
have a pet emergency and your
veterinarian is not answering
their phone.
In the worst-case scenario,
you and your pet(s) are trapped
in your house, the water is ris-
ing, you try to make it to the
roof, but you can't get out, and
you drown.
In a nightmare scenario, you
-evacuate to Orlando to visit the
Mouse, leaving your pets behind
to fend for themselves, and
while you are gone they drown,
bur to death or starve to death.
When a storm comes, you
have to be prepared.
If it is a bad one, you need to
assume that, just as with the
human hospitals, your veterinary
hospital will also be forced to
close. The staff of the veterinary
hospital needs to make its own


preparations for their own fami-
lies and pets.
As an example, my hospital
will not accept boarders if there
is a tropical storm or hurricane
approaching.
During hurricane season, we
require owners of boarding pets
to provide not one but two emer-
gency contacts before the pet(s)
can be left with us. We then call
these numbers to verify they will
be responsible if an evacuation
order is made.
-There have been many
instances where the "emergency
contact" person says, "Mr. Jones
never told me he was on vaca-
tion. I can't take his pets Fm
evacuating myself!"

Evacuation
Don't expect or assume that
your veterinarian will evacuate
your pets if a bad storm looms. I
know veterinarians that will
leave the animals behind if they
have to evacuate. So make sure
you know your veterinary hospi-
tal's policy regarding evacua-
tions before you leave on vaca-


tion.
June 1 marks the beginning
of the 2007 hurricane season. If
.you are a pet owner, right now is
a good time to do two things:
First, organize an emergency
hurricane kit for your pets; and
second, formulate an evacuation
plan.
Your family hurricane kit
should include all of the basics


in the event (


Include the Jollowing wihle you evacuate:
/ One month's s;tppl\ of prescription and o\ er-ile -counter products.
/ Make sure 10o kI ep medications dry. in tightly sealed containers, and kept cold if needed.
/ A liit of all prescnpti i'n.
/ Extra prescriptions '.' rinen by \Lour physician.
/ Names and telephone numbers of your physician:.
/ All health insurance information and complete phone numbers.
/ A li.t of models and ernal niunihers of all onur medical equipment including paceinaker
/ A list of immunization records for the entire family,.
/ Plent\ of fresh w after Io lake your inedicarions.
/ Insurance policies and cnltact numbtrci

Fishermen's Hospital is not a designated shelter.
The hospital evacuates patients and closes during a hurricane.
If Jou or a Io\L'Ld on haL .1 mncdical need to l-dpendency. \Iu are urT'd to contact
Monroe Count\ Social Ser\ ices and regime r for in-home ser\ ices
Upper Kes: 305-852-1469, Middle K.is: 305-743-0079. Lower Keys 305-292-4591.


r 47 Telephone
Mile Marker 48.7 jt 305.743.5533
Marathon H S P I T A L
www.fishermenshospital.com


such as flashlights, extra batter-
ies, radio, first-aid supplies, etc.
In addition, your PET part of
the-kit should include appropri-
ate pet food, enough for at least
two weeks, stored in air-tight,
waterproof and spoil-proof con-
tainers. Canned food tends to
last longer than dry food for
storage purposes, but once
opened, dry food won't spoil if
you have no refrigeration.
If you have canned food,
make sure to pack a non-electric
can opener. Having a box of
resealable plastic bags in your
kit is useful for storing opened
food.
You are better off with dry
kibble or semi-moist, foods as
they have preservatives that will
prevent them from spoiling in
the absence of refrigeration.

Don't forget medicine
If your pet has any special
medical needs, for instance dia-
betes or heart disease, make sure
you always have extra medica-
tion available. In other words,
don't let your prescription run
out before you need to get more.
Keep an extra week or two set
aside for emergency purposes
only. Ask you veterinarian for
this extra prescription the next
time you take your pet in for a
visit.
In addition, make sure you
have an ice chest or similar cool-
er to keep the medicine fresh -
Insulin (for diabetes) will go bad
if it gets warm.
Pets can get scared during a
storm-If your pet is the type that
gets anxious in the car, or acts
afraid during a thunderstorm,
talk to your veterinarian about


Michele Budde
puts her dog
Stanley in a
pet-friendly
shelter in
Broward
County
during a
2005 hurricane
threat. The
shelter was
imore
prepared to
t n accept more
than 100
animals. The
Keys have no
pet-friendly
shelters.

Photo courtesy
MIAMI HERALD
tranquilizers. A panicked animal
may run off and get lost in all
the confusion.
Make sure that it is properly
identified with collars, tags,
microchips and or tattoos.
Always keep some good por-
trait-quality photos of your pets
in a safe place in the eventuality
you have to post "Lost Pet"
signs around the neighborhood.
Keep in mind that if you have
to leave your home, county shel-
ters do not allow.pets.
If a big wind is targeting the
Keys, you may have to evacuate.
In many cases, having pets will
dramatically affect your evacua-
tion plans. An evacuation is
never convenient but it may
save your life, and your pet's
life.
Be prepared to evacuate if the
need arises. Always have maps
available, and know in advance
where you will be traveling.
Find out what hotels in the cities
you will be staying at allow pets,
because not all do.
You can easily plan ahead
and check for pet-friendly hotels
online. Some excellent Web sites
are www.takeyourpet.com,
www.petswelcome.com,
www.LetsGoPets.com, and
www.travelpets.com.
And make sure you have
enough travel carriers for your
cats, birds, small mammals, etc.
Don't expect the local pet store
to have enough carriers the day
before an evacuation. Get them
now.

Dr. Doug Mader owns the
Marathon Veterinary Hospital at
11187 Overseas Highway,
Marathon.


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Hurricane Season


June November 2007 25


Here are basic tips for your pets


Plan ahead
with hotels
and contacts
By DOUG MADER
Keynoter Contributor

There are some basic things
to do and not to do when
planning for your pets for hurri-
cane season or for when a storm
is impending.
In general:
Have enough pet food and
water for each pet for at least
two weeks. Figure on having at
least a gallon of fresh water per
pet per day.
If your pet is on medica-
tion, get an extra prescription
and leave it in your hurricane kit.
Check the expiration dates on
any medications left in your kit
from last year. Be careful, some
medications (such as insulin for
diabetes) must be kept refrigerat-
ed so prepare a cooler with
ice packs.
Make sure your pet is
properly identified photos,
tattoos, microchips.
If you are leaving on vaca-
tion during hurricane season,
make sure your veterinarian,
boarding facility or pet sitter
have emergency numbers where
they can reach you, or emer-
gency numbers for friends in
case you can't be reached. If a


bad storm arrives, most veteri-
nary offices will close.
S.If you have an excitable
pet, ask your veterinarian for
some tranquilizers either for the
travel, or during the storm
(remember, veterinarians cannot
legally give out tranquilizers
without first seeing the pet -
plan ahead).
+ People with outdoor pets
(such as birds) should plan a
way to fortify the cages, or better
yet, bring the animals indoors.
+ For those with outdoor
ponds such as turtle or fish
ponds, set up temporary contain-
ers so you can bring the animals
indoors. In addition, have back-
up filters or battery- or solar-
powered air pumps available.
If you have to evacuate:
Make sure you have
enough pet carriers in the event
that you need to evacuate. The
carriers should be large enough
to house the pet while you are in
a hotel or similar location.
Plan an exit strategy -
check ahead for hotels that will
allow pets.
+ Make sure your pet is prop-
erly vaccinated most boarding
kennels will not allow improper-
ly vaccinated pets. Keep a copy
of your pet's vaccination records
with the carriers so you know
where they are in a crisis.
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tested negative before they will
be allowed to evacuate the coun-
ty. Keep a copy of the Coggins
test result with the horse at all
times.
+ Make sure you have access
to a functional horse trailer.
Check the tires and the hitch.
The Florida Highway Patrol will
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Hurricane don't:
+ Don't let your pets go free


thinking they can fend for them-
selves.
+ Don't abandon your pets at
a veterinary office or boarding
facility.
+ Don't leave them home
alone if you have to evacuate.
+ Don't leave them in a car
unattended.
- Above all, don't panic a
little planning will make a scary
situation one that you can handle.
+ Don't wait until the last


minute and expect that your vet-
erinarian will be able to fill pre-
scriptions, provide you with
extra food, make copies of
records, etc. Remember, the vet-
erinary staff has its own fami-
lies/pets to care for, and they
may have to evacuate as well.

Dr. Doug Mader owns the
Marathon Veterinary Hospital at
11187 Overseas Highway,
Marathon.


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Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Protect your floating fun


If possible,
get the boat
out of water
By DOUGLAS GREGORY
Keynoter Contributor


If you own a boat, you have
a big investment to lose in a
--hurricane.
When a hurricane nears, the
most important thing boaters
can do to protect their boats is
to get them out of the water.
Boats and yachts that were
stored ashore on blocks and tied
down survived past storms vir-
tually unscathed. But almost
100 percent of the boats left in
the water at docks suffered
major damage or sunk.
Also, boats on boat lifts suf-
fered a lot of damage from
being blown off cradles, bunk
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against the lift or piling, etc.
Hurricane-force winds and
the tidal surge seem to be the
major factors damaging boats
on lifts. Docks and their boats
were similarly pummeled by the
wind, waves and tidal surge in
the 2004 and 205 storm sea-
sons.
Surprisingly, at least to a
non-expert, concrete pilings
proved to be more susceptible
to breaking in two than the
more flexible wooden pilings.
Floating docks worked better
than fixed docks, but only up to
the height of the pilings they
were attached to. In areas of
high tidal surge, the floating
docks floated right over their
pilings and sailed away with the
attached boats in tow. Now
many marinas with floating
docks that had 6- to 8-foot-high
pilings are replacing them with
18-foot pilings.
What about boats at anchor?
Anchoring out, particularly
in a known hurricane hole, can
be safer than staying tied to a
dock. An anchored boat needs
multiple extra-large anchors
with the outermost anchors
about 90 degrees from one
another. An anchor typically
used for regular overnight and
short-term anchorages is not
sufficient for hurricane protec-
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make it potable
If a disaster catches you with-
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water, you can use the water in
your hot-water tank, pipes and
ice cubes. As a last resort, you
can use water in the reservoir
tank of your toilet not the
bowl.
Do you know the location of
your incoming water valve?
You'll need to shut it off to stop
contaminated water from enter-
.ing your home if you hear
reports of broken water or
sewage lines.
To use water in your pipes,
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To use the water in your hot-
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or gas is off and open the drain
at the bottom of the tank. Start
the water flowing by turning off
the water intake valve and turn-
ing on a hot-water faucet. Do not
turn on the gas or electricity
when the tank is empty.

Purification
In addition to having a bad
odor and taste, contaminated
water can contain micro-organ-
isms that cause diseases such as
dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis.
You should purify all water of
uncertain purity before using it
for drinking, food preparation or
hygiene.
There are many ways to puri-
fy water. None is perfect. Often
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tricity is working or you have
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rolling boil for three to five min-
utes, keeping in mind that some
water will evaporate. Let the
water cool before drinking.
Boiled water will taste better
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This will also improve the taste
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You can use household liquid
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Distillation
While the two methods
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Distillation involves boiling
water and then collecting the
vapor that condenses back to
water. The condensed vapor will
not include salt and other impu-
rities.
To distill, fill a pot halfway
with water. Tie a cup to the handle
on the pot's lid so that the cup
will hang right-side-up when the
lid is upside down (make sure the
cup is not dangling into the water)
and boil the water for 20 minutes.
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28 June November 2007


Hurricane Season


Keynoter & Reporter special section


Don't let your trees do more damage


Proper choices
and maintenance
reduce threats
By DICK CONKLIN
Keynoter Contributor


Last year's hurricane season
was a welcome relief, but both
the 2004 and 2005 seasons
brought four hurricanes each to
our part of the world, uprooting
trees, snapping branches and
stripping the leaves off plants.
Then there was the storm
surge that soaked trees and
plants from Wilma in 2005 and
left behind salty soil, with
almost no rain to wash the salt
out.
Keys landscaping experts
agree: No matter what the prog-
nosis is for the 2007 season, it's
better to be safe than sorry. And
that means preparing your yard
for the worst.
Kim Gabel, horticulture agent
at the Monroe County
Cooperative Extension, says
now is a good time to examine
the trees surrounding your
home.


"Look at the whole tree from
the crown to the root flare," she
says. "Is the bark sloughing off
from the trunk? Are any trees
leaning toward your house?
Look up in the tree canopy. Do
you see any broken branches
that have turned brown? If the
tree has started to put out new
leaves, are the branch tips brown
-and is the bark separating from
the wood? Do any trees have
tight V crotches on the main
trunk or rubbing branches? Did
the tree get uprooted?"
SIf you answered yes to any of
these, this may be a good time to
prune, stake or remove the tree,
depending on its condition and
proximity to nearby "targets."
If the job is more than you
care to tackle yourself (such as a
pruning job that would require
you to stand on a ladder with a
chainsaw), better talk to a pro-
fessional tree trimmer.
Gabel recommends finding
an arborist who is certified by
the International Society of
Arboriculture and locally
licensed. Go to the group's Web
site (isa-arbor.com) for a listing


of certified arborists. Try to get
three bids so you'll have a better
understanding of the amount of
tree work to be done, the job's
cost, the arborist's knowledge of
local ordinances, and how the
debris will be removed from
your property.

Expert advice
One such arborist is Greg
Scott, from Dot Palm
Landscaping, a Keyswide com-
pany, who.says homeowners
need to look for tree limbs that
are likely to hit power lines or
the house.
"Dead or damaged tree limbs,
coconuts and palm fronds need
to be removed in late April or
May. It's best to get it done well
in advance. Think of it as a kind
of spring cleaning," he suggests.
"Don't wait until the last


minute. Be sure to give your col-
lection service enough time to
pick up the debris. And don't
forget loose yard things like
BBQ grills and chaise lounges."
Preparing for a possible
storm surge is another consider-
ation, he says.
"Even many salt-tolerant
plants can be killed from saltwa-
ter that is deep enough or lasts
long enough. Short of building a
berm around your yard or rais-
ing your plant beds, a surge is
difficult to prepare for, and some
plants may have to be replaced
after the salty soil has been
flushed out with fresh water."
Your mulch may be carried
away by a surge.
"Pine bark is the worst. It
floats away immediately. Most
hardwood mulches are heavier.
There are some brands made


This is just minor
tree damage from
Hurricane Wilma in
the Upper Keys.
Without proper
pruning and such,
trees can act as
-- deadly missiles,
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;-f branches flying


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by KEVIN WADLOW
from manmade materials that are
low maintenance."
Scott said some local gumbo
limbo trees, considered to be
moderately salt-tolerant, were
eventually killed by Hurricane
Wilma.
"The roots died and the trees
tried to flower and bear fruit
before dying. Then the beetles
moved in and finished them off.
Salt reverses the flow of water
into a tree, drawing it back out.
It's a lot like the effects of fertil-
izer bum."

Natives are best
Franco D'Ascanio, president
of Marathon's D'Asign Source,
recommends a good landscape
design and the use of good
native plants that are both wind-


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and salt-tolerant. He has rated
each plant's wind tolerance on a
scale from 0 to 5 and salt-toler-
ance on another 0 to 5 scale.
"The big winners are the per-
fect 10s," he says.
That includes palms like the
common coconut palm, as well
as blue hesper, European fan,
wax and princess palms, among
others.
The top five trees are the sil-
ver buttonwood, joewood,
sapodilla, ponytail and screw
pine. The D'Asign Source
Tropical Landscape Guide, pub-
lished as a supplement in Keys
Sunday, gives the-details.
D'Ascanio says hurricane
pruning is already underway on
their properties, and will be
ongoing through June and July.
He offers some favorite hurri-
cane landscaping tips.
"There is a direct correlation
between drought tolerance and
salt tolerance," he says. "We've
found that plants with silver or
blue leaves typically endure salt
spray very well.
"Containerized plants estab-
lish more quickly than others,
making them more durable in a
shorter time. Planting buffers of
wind-tolerant plants around
more delicate plants will help
protect them from damage.
Plants in groups often survive
better."
Following a storm surge,
D'Ascanio says the right kind of
irrigation is important.
"We try to save all of the
plants," he says. "Stand them
back up, brace them properly in
stable, good soil with no air
pockets to expose the roots. If
the plant is weak, apply fungi-
cide."
Most Keys gardeners have
their own favorite tips for hurri-
cane preparations. Anne -
O'Bannon of Key Colony Beach
is no different.


Quick tips


Kim Gabel, horticulture
agent for the Monroe
County Cooperative
Extension, offers this pre-
hurricane season to-do list
things to do well in
advance, not when a storm
is imminently approaching:
Thin branches to
reduce wind resistance
and prevent tree toppling.
Harvest all cocohuts


"When you finally return to
the Keys following a tropical-
weather incident, finding rotting
bromeliads is a nasty, smelly
surprise," she warns. "Instead,
before the storm, pull them up,
place them in a box or a bag and
get them to higher ground in an
inside storage room. They will
not suffer as a result of the tem-
porary move and can be replant-
ed easily when conditions
allow."
"Orchids [those that aren't
attached to trees] can also be
moved to a storage room.
Placing them in boxes or slip-
ping them into plastic bags can
reduce the dirt factor. Orchids
that are well attached to trees are
best left undisturbed. Mine have
survived all weather events here
for the last 15 years."
Rodger Keller, the late mas-
ter gardener from the Key West
Garden Club, offered some first-
hand advice in his paper
"Hurricane Horticulture."
"Stake all of your plants," he
said. "For trees, use old rubber
hosing with steel cable inside.
Use cable clamps to fasten the
cables to metal pipes driven into
the ground.
"Rebar stakes can also be
used in a wide triangle around
small trees and plants to protect
them from winds that could


Online resources


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landscape: http:llmonroe
.Ifas.ufl.edullawn/lawn_
keysguide_sec7.shtml#1.
Assessing damage
and restoring trees after a
hurricane: http://edis.Ifas


.ufl.edu/EP291.
+ Trees and hurricanes:
http://treesandhurricanes
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Find an arborist: www
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Arborist/flndarborist.aspx.


and dead palm fronds.
Dispose of all clip-
pings that would act as
missiles in high winds.
Clear gutters of debris
to allow free passage of
rainwater,
Move container
plants, furniture, trash cans
and other equipment
inside


come from any direction.
"Prune back tree tops and
thick growth. Reduce the height
and width of old trees by 1/4 to
-1/3. Remove crossed branches
and establish a balanced branch
structure.
He also wrote to take your
orchids, bromeliads and bego-
nias inside. "Store them up on
tables or chairs, but not on the
floor or ground," he said. "Keep
them out of the wind. Water
them before bringing them
inside."


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Prepare beforehand for the power to go out


For instance,
fuel pumps rely
on electricity
When hurricanes hit, the
folks at the Florida Keys
Electric Cooperative in the
Middle and Upper Keys and
Keys Energy Services in the
Lower Keys and Key West
generally do a spectacular job
getting these islands re-juiced
after the power goes out.
But that's after the fact.
There are things Keys resi-
dents can do to minimize the


damage, from protecting elec-
trical supplies to preparing for
if the power indeed does go
out.
+ Keep trees and shrub-
bery trimmed during the sea-
son, well away from electrical
supply lines. Cut weak
branches that could fall on
property and trim foliage to
allow for a flow of air.
Dispose of branches and
debris that could become
deadly, wind-driven missiles.
The main cause of outages is
overgrown trees interfering


with electric lines.
4 Check to ensure all bat-
tery-operated energy equip-
ment is in working order -
flashlights, radios, etc. and
keep a good supply of spare
batteries and bulbs on hand.
Keep in touch with NOAA
weather broadcasts.
+ Stock nonperishable
foods that can be eaten with-
out cooking by electricity.
Stash away some cash in
small denominations. Credit-
card pay slots at gas stations
and ATM machines won't


work without electricity.
+ If you or a family mem-
ber require electricity for life-
support equipment, discuss it
with your physician.
Before the storm, fill
your vehicle's gas tank. If
power is cut off, filling sta-
tions may not be able to oper-
ate pumps.
Turn your refrigerator
and freezer to the coldest set-
tings so perishables will last
longer.
+ Unplug your television
before taking down your


antenna. When lowering a CB
radio antenna, telescope it
down and lower it away from
power lines to protect yourself
from electrocution.
+ Consider turning off cir-
cuit breakers before the power
goes off. Power surges and
spikes can damage electronic
equipment. Also, broken or
shorted wires become fire
hazards when the power
returns. You may want to
leave one breaker on that
feeds a lamp so you will know
when power is restored.


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reminder might be an earth-
quake; in Indonesia, a tsuna-
mi; in Hawaii, a volcanic
eruption.
In the Florida Keys, the
same forces that create balmy
breezes and warm waves also
can bring high winds, heavy
rain and tidal surges.
Because they are on the
northern fringe of the
Caribbean, the Florida Keys
occasionally are threatened by
tropical cyclones, a generic
name for'a low-pressure
weather system with organ-
ized thunderstorm activity ,,,
and circular winds. When the
wind speed of a tropical
cyclone reaches a sustained
74 mph, it is classified a hur-
ricane.
In the Caribbean Sea and
Atlantic Ocean tropical
cyclones can present a threat
to most Caribbean countries,
eastern Mexico, and North
American coastal areas from
Texas through Nova Scotia.
Fortunately, unlike with
earthquakes and tsunamis,
modern-day tropical-weather
forecasting provides ample
time for preparation to protect
lives and property.
The Monroe County
Tourist Development Council
has a formal communications
program that is tightly coordi-
nated with local emergency
management officials to pro-
vide crucial information to
help visitors safely exit the
Florida Keys in the event a
hurricane threatens the
region.


If a visitor evacuation
order is necessary, officials
strive to issue it early in the
morning to provide ample
time to make alternative trav-
el arrangements. There is no
need to panic, however, visi-
tors are urged to follow emer-
gency directives in a timely
manner.
Each property has its own
refund policy.
The Lodging Association
of the Florida Keys and Key
West urges its members to
provide refunds of unused
nights as soon as local offi-
cials issue a visitor evacua-
tion order. The majority of
Keys properties subscribe to
this standard.
Prior to making a reserva-
tion, it is prudent for the.visi-
tor to have a clear under-
standing about a particular
lodging facility's refund poli-
cies in the event of a hurri-
cane threat. Several travel
insurance plans are available
from companies that can pro-
vide additional fiscal protec-
tion.
The Web site www
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site. If the National Hurricane
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June November 2007 31


Cuba, U.S. work together when storms near


Forecasters
in constant
communication
By JESSICA MACHETTA
jmachetta@keynoter.com


Cuba may not get smacked
by as many hurricanes as the
U.S., but it gets its share, often
taking the initial battering before
a storm moves over Keys
waters.
Yet for a country that affords
few civil liberties to its people,
protecting them from impending
storms is a no-brainer.
"Our civil defense is perfect,"
said Alejandro Rodriguez-
Mufioz, 43, of Havana. "Other
countries use our system as a
model."
During May, all of Cuba has
been preparing for the June 1
start of the six-month hurricane
season. Authorities tweak disas-
ter plans based on the previous
year's events, and lead residents
on a two-day drill called
Meteoro, which includes every-
thing from tree trimming to
checking dams and structures,
S according to the St. Petersburg
Times.
The government already pro-
vides TVs in homes where there
are none, Rodriguez-Mufioz
said, meaning socio-economic
status plays no part in lack of
communications.
Much of Cuba's preparation
is right in line with what Keys
residents go through each sea-
son.
"The people who live in the
areas that always get hit know
what to do," said Benito Pura,
who works in the U.S. Interests
Section, a high-rise building on
Havana's famous Malecon, the
sea wall that protects Old
Havana from the Florida
Straights. "They take down their
TV antennas, put everything up
high."
Pura said he lives five blocks
in from the Malecon, and that
floods have come very near his
house in recent years, but his
apartment has been spared thus
far. Not so lucky for those who
live on the Malecon though.
"You could only see the roofs
of cars along the road," P
said.
The U.S. turned down the
Cuban government's offer to
help after Katrina, just as Cuba


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Along the southern coast of Cuba, wooden structures have
been demolished in recent years' hurricanes. The Cuban
government is working with residents to implement concrete-
block construction to replace and repair destroyed structures.


told the U.S. "no thanks" after
Wilma. But all politics aside, the
two countries' top meteorolo-
gists work together.
"The National Hurricane
Center works closely with the
Cuban meteorological services,"
said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman
for the National Hurricane
Center in Miami. "In fact,
Havana was one of the stops of
the Caribbean hurricane aware-
ness tour a few years ago to
increase hurricane awareness
and preparation."
He said if the hurricane cen-
ter "believes that specific watch-
es and warnings should be
issued for portions of the Cuban
coastline, it will make those rec-
ommendations to the Cuban
meteorological services," he
said. "Important weather radar
and surface weather observations
from Cuba are important and are
shared with NHC."
Amateurs, too, get into the
mix.
W4EHW, the amateur radio
station at the center, receives
surface reports from ham radio
operators in Jamaica, the
Cayman Islands, Cuba, the
Bahamas, Bermuda and others
during hurricanes, the center
reports.
As Hurricane Michelle started
her track northward toward Cuba
in 2001, W4EHW activated and
started coordination with the
Hurricane Watch Net in the U.S.
and the Cuban Emergency Net.
Max Mayfield, director of the


center at the time, anticipated
possible interruptions in normal
communications between
Havana and Miami and request-
ed a backup amateur radio link
with Havana to maintain the
flow of hurricane information
and warnings. It worked, the
center reports, except for a few
brief blackouts when antennas
were blown down and quickly
replaced.
"This was vital to our opera-
tions, as it allowed W4EHW to
communicate directly with
Cuban hams and Havana Civil
Defense to relay the hurricane
advisories and collect surface
reports, thus increasing the flow
of information and the possibili-
ties of saving lives," the center's


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Web site reports.
Jose Rubiera, director of the
National Forecasting Center at
the Institute of Meteorology in
Havana, presented a case study
of the system after Michelle, a
Category 4 hurricane, devastated
much of Cuba.
The center "started a new
approach in 1996," he reports,
"providing the public with early
warnings three to five days in
advance. Then, more accurate
forecasts and warnings are
issued for the 24- to 48-hour
period before a hurricane
strikes."
His study explains, "The
National Forecasting Center
issues the early warning fore-
casts and coordinates with Civil
Defense and government author-
ities. The government and Civil
Defense put their plans into
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measures. The media plays a
very important role in conveying
forecasts and warnings to the
people, mainly through radio
and TV."
"A kind of conditioning
reflex has been created in the
public," he continues, so when a
Civil Defense officer broadcasts
from the Civil Defense head-
quarters, "people realize that
something is about to happen
and pay greater attention."
While Michelle affected 45
percent of Cuban territory with
5.8 million residents, only five
people were killed.
"This achievement was possi-
ble due to an excellent and time-
ly forecast and early warning, as
well as the information and pre-
paredness delivered by forecast-
ers through TV and radio since
96 hours before the strike,"
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Keep employee communications open


Businesses
need to keep
staff in mind
Your employees and co-
workers are your business most
important and valuable asset.
There are some procedures
you can put in place before a
disaster, but you should also
learn about what people need to
recover after a disaster.
It is possible that your staff
will need time to ensure the
well-being of their family-
members, but getting back to
work is important to the per-
sonal recovery of people who
have experienced disasters. It is
important to re-establish rou-
.tines, when possible.
Two-way communication is
Central before, during and after
a disaster:
Include emergency pre-
paredness information in
newsletters, on company
intranet, periodic employee e-
mails and other internal com-
munications tools.
+ Consider setting up a tele-


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Designate an out-of-town
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ees can leave an "I'm OK"
message in a catastrophic disas-
ter.
+ Provide all co-workers
with wallet cards detailing
instructions on how to get com-
pany information in an emer-
gency situation. Include.tele-
phone numbers or Internet
passwords for easy reference.
Maintain open communi-
cations where co-workers are
free to bring questions and con-
cerns to company leadership.
+ Ensure you have estab-
lished staff members who are
responsible for communicating
regularly to employees.
Talk to co-workers with dis-
abilities. If you have employees
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in an emergency.
+ Identify co-workers in
your organization with special
needs.
+ Engage people with dis-
abilities in emergency planning.
Ask about communica-
tions difficulties, physical limi-


stations, equipment instructions
and medication procedures.
Identify people willing to
help co-workers with disabili-
ties and be sure they are able to
handle the job. This is particu-
larly important if someone
needs to be lifted or carried.
+ Plan how you will alert


people who cannot hear an
alarm or instructions.
Frequently review and prac-
tice what you intend to do dur-
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How to keep your company open


Payroll, suppliers
all come into play
after a hurricane
How quickly your company
can get back to business after a
hurricane often depends on emer-
gency planning done today. So
start planning now to improve the
likelihood that your company
will survive and recover.
+ Carefully assess how your
company functions, both inter-
nally and externally, to determine
which staff, materials, proce-
dures and equipment are
absolutely necessary to keep the
business operating.
+ Review your business
process flow chart if one exists.
+ Identify operations critical
to survival and recovery.
+ Include emergency payroll,
expedited financial decision-
making and-accounting systems
to track and document costs in
the event of a disaster.
+ Establish procedures for.
succession of management,
Include at least one person who
is not at the company headquar-
ters, if applicable.


Identify your suppliers,
shippers, resources and other
businesses you must interact with
on a daily.basis.
+ Develop professional rela-
tionships with more than one
company to use in case your pri-
mary contractor cannot service
your needs. A disaster that shuts
down a key supplier can be dev-
astating to your business.
+ Create a contact list for
existing critical business contrac-
tors and others you plan to use in
an emergency. Keep this list with
other important documents on
file, in your emergency supply
kit and at an off-site location,
Plan what you will do if
your building, plant or store is
not accessible. This type of plan-
ning is often referred to as a con-
tinuity-of-operations-plan and
includes all facets of your busi-
ness.
+ Consider if you can run the
business from a different location
or from your home.
Develop relationships with
other companies to use their
facilities in case a disaster makes
your location unusable.


Plan for payroll continuity.
Decide who should partici-
pate in putting together your
emergency plan.
Include co-workers from
all levels in planning and as
active members of the emer-
gency management team.
+ Define crisis management
procedures and individual
responsibilities in advance. Make
sure those involved know what
they are supposed to do and train
others in case you need back-up
help.
+ Plan with your suppliers,
shippers and others you regularly
do business with.
+ Share your plans and
encourage other businesses to set
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