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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: September 26, 2007
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Coordinates: 24.726389 x -81.040278 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 31, no. 45 (Dec. 23, 1984).
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Homes go private
The U.S. Na\x, and the
company Government
Military Housing signed a
i50- ear contract Friday to
pnvatize about 890 mihtary
housing units in Key West.
Howeler. fet if an\ \\ill be
for those not \\ ith military -
affiliated jobs. See storv.
Page 13.

Sewer talks
The lslamol ada Village
Council meets Thursda. to
discuss. among other things,
a possible se\ er deal \ ith
the Kel Lar'o \Wastee\ater
Treatment District. See storn,
Pape 3.

Chickens done
The famed Chicken Store
on Du al Street. \\huch
unsuccessfull tried to mo'e
in an effort to keep its doors
open. Is closing for good
Monday Its o. ner hopes to
open a ranch for \%ayr .ard
chickens on Rockland Key.
See story. Page 5.

Alert cops
Ke,, West police nab a
man the\ _suspe.Ct \ as about
to head to Cuba to smugele
numrants to the iluted
States. See story. Page 4.

Canes now 2-2
A fouinh-quarter punt
return tor a iouchdo\ n sends
the Hurricanes of Coral
Shores to football ictorN
o er Moore Haven's
Temers. See story. Page 18.

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Judge huns Tax vote

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The biggest tra\-cut \:oe in
t.Lte Iisor~ hai been blocked
from the Jan 29 ballot, foi no'.
matter a Leon Counts judge ruled
tell Legislarure'. proposed conrsli-
aiiional amendment lancguae is
'cornfusing and "nii-lcadinr to

City still



But DCA objects
to number of
proposed units
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Marathon Plannin Director
Fred Gross sa\ plans to cio'n en
Marathon Manor into an atford-
able housing community have
met with opposition from the
state Department of Community
Gross said the sticking point
regarding the defunct nursing
home adjacent to Marathon
Middle and High School is the
number of units DCA will allow
to be built.

He says ballot language is 'misleading,'
legislators possibly will fix it next week
N unambiguous and fair."
The reason: The Legislature's
,oters. proposed ballot summary didn't
"Tr\ as thii court has," Circuit tell voters they would be phasing
Judge Charles Francis wrote out the popular Save Our Homes
NMo:nda.,. this Court cannot find tax cap limiting taxable home-
that the language is clear, concise, stead value increases at 3 percent

a year.
Instead, the ballot summary
said voters would be "preserv-
ing" and "revising" Save Our
Also, the ballot summary said
"'everyone" would get a mini-
mum $50,000 homestead tax

See TAX CUT /2

CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Former Marathon High School student Nate Pinkus (rear) recently
returned from two months of Chinese at the University of Peking in Beijing and spent a
morning with Stanley Switlik Elementary School students reading 'Fox in Socks' by Dr. Seuss
and the first few pages of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' by J.K. Rowling.'

New coral deadline set

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As a nursing home, Marathon
15 Manor had 67 rooms, each with
.26 two beds and a bathroom. Gross
i said he feels this is the equivalent
24 of a building unit.
.. 7 "The definition of a building
... 6 unit says it has to be a house-
.18 keeping unit with a bathroom.
There are 67 rooms with 67 bath-
rooms. To me it fit that defini-
tion," Gross said.
SIn a meeting Tuesday with
DCA officials, Gross said they

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See MANOR / 3

Elhorn, staghorn
likely getting
more protection
Senior Staff Writer

Federal fisheries- managers
have agreed to a four-month
deadline to propose plans to fur-
ther protect threatened staghom

and elkhom corals.
A decision by the National
Marine Fisheries Service on
whether to seek critical-habitat
designation for the corals must be
announced by Jan. 31 under
terms of a settlement reached in a
legal complaint filed by the
Center for Biological Diversity.
"While it seemed NMFS was
gathering some information [on
coral protection] ... we didn't see

any end in sight in terms of them
putting out a decision," said
Miyoko Sakashita, a staff attor-
ney for the center.
Staghom and elkhom corals,
among the most spectacular
branching corals on the Florida
Keys reef tract, were designated a
protected species under the
Endangered Species Act in May
2006. The corals are rare in con-
tinental U.S. waters outside the

See CORAL /2


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2 Wednesday, September 26,2007


Rubio defends ballot summary

Keys briefs


Forecast: Heavy rain and
thunderstorms are likely.
Winds easterly, 10 mph.

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TAX CUT / From I

But the new exemption was
meant to apply only to those who
would opt into the new system -
which calls for a maximum
$195,000 exemption on a home
with a $500,000 assessed value.
The Legislature is sure to
appeal or fix the ballot language
in the Oct. 3 special lawmaking
session concerning state budget
The man who brought the suit,
Weston Mayor Eric Hersh, urged
the Legislature to quickly correct
the error, which stemmed from
the rushed vote and secret negoti-
ations that produced the tax-cut
package at a June lawmaking ses-
"This is a big opportunity to
make this right," Hersh said.
"They need to tell people this
eventually eliminates Save Our
Homes. The problem is, they
know it won't pass if they do
Already, polls show a minori-
ty of voters favor the measure -
far short of the 60 percent thresh-
old needed to amend the
Gov. Charlie Crist and House
Speaker Marco Rubio of West
Miami have announced separate
efforts that together could raise
upward of $10 million to cam-
paign for the amendment.
None of the Republican lead-
ers Rubio, Crist and Senate
President Ken Pruitt would
say what they plan to do next.
Rubio saidin a written statement
the ballot summary "'accurately"
stated its purpose and vowed "to
provide tax relief one way or,
Hersh wants citizens to vote
on the amendment during the
November 2008 general election
- not during the Jan. 29 primar-
ies. Fewer people are expected to
vote in January especially
Their national.party has said
their vote in the presidential pri-
mary won't count because the
Florida party broke the rules by
scheduling a vote so early in the
Hersh is acting in his private
capacity. His attorney, Jamie
Cole, argued before Francis that
the Legislature improperly set the
date of the property-tax vote. But
Francis declined to rule on that
because he invalidated the ballot
summary language itself.

Francis also ruled against
Hersh's contention that the
Legislature overstepped its
authority in limiting the taxing
authority of local governments
through a system of tax-rate roll-
backs and caps.
That part of the two-phase tax-
cut package will yield less than
the five-year, $15.6 billion sav-
ings the Legislature projected
because various local govern-
ment boards have taken super-
majority votes to avoid steep
Democrats joined Repub-
licans to approve that part of the
plan in June but balked at the
"super-exemptions." Democrats

worried about school cuts and
forcing people out of Save Our
Homes if they saved even a dol-
lar under the new system.
Republican leaders changed
that provision to give homeown-
ers an "irrevocable" ,option to
avail 'themselves of the super-
exemption, dropping the estimat-
ed savings to about $9 billion
through 2012. But Republicans
refused to change the ballot sum-
mary. language, even though
House Democrats noted the lan-
guage appeared misleading.

Miami Herald staff writer
Natalie P. McNeal contributed to
this report.

New deadline set

CORAL /From,1

At local hearings in the
Keys in summer 2006, federal
staff said they aimed to issue
draft proposals by January
2007. No proposals have been
"We have been working on
[coral protection] steadily since
those public meetings," said
Bob Hoffman, chief of the
Endangered Species Branch for
the Fisheries Service's south-
east office.
"To do it right takes a lot
more information and it took a
while to get that information,"
Hoffman said. "Now we pretty
much have what we need."
DeeVon Quirolo, executive
director of the Reef Relief
group in Key West, welcomed
the news of the settlement but
said the federal government's
delay may have caused addi-
tional harm to the corals.
"So another year passes
with elkhorn and staghorn
corals which grow only in
Florida, the Bahamas and
Caribbean being damaged
by sewer outfalls, agricultural
runoff, heavy use and warming
sea oceans," Quirolo said.
Hoffman said a determina-
tion on whether to seek critical-
habitat rules could be issued
before Jan. 31. If the decision is
to go forward, federal officials
will return to the Keys later in
2008 for. hearings on a final

Hoffman said he believes
the federal proposals "will add
a lot of conservation benefits
for the corals."
At the Keys sessions held in
2006, local dive-industry lead-
ers including Bob Holston,
Todd Firm and Spencer Slate
questioned whether rules
would stem the effects of glob-
al warming and weather dam-
age. "Nothing they can do here
is going to solve that," Holston
But closing off some reef
areas to access could harm the
local economy, they said.
Sakashita said so much
coral has already been lost to
warming waters and disease,
"the species need as much pro-
tection as they can get from all
threats. That could include pol-
lution discharges or boating
and fishing activities that are
harmful to the corals."
Existing laws prohibit coral
harvesting and damage. Boat
anchoring is limited in reef
preservation areas enacted as
part of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary.
Sakashita said many biolo-
gists believe global warming
makes the corals more suscep-
tible to disease and increased
ocean acidification a possi-
ble result of increased carbon-
dioxide levels in the atmos-
The settlement also covers
the small-toothed sawfish, a
threatened fish species native to
South Florida, and a Pacific

Weather causes
power outage

A weather-related electri-
cal fault withinn the Florida
Keys Electric Cooperative
her\ ice area caused a power
outage that affected 13 Keys
Energy Services' electrical
feeders, or approximately
9.000 customers, at 11:50
a.m. Monday.
The majonty had power
returned by 12:15 p.m. All
customers were re-energized
by 12.30.

Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus,
both fecal-based bacteria.
There are no beaches with
health advisories or warn-
ings against swimming.

Key West Bureau Chief
Alyson Crean and past
Last Stand President
Denize Henize, on the
group's 20th anniversary.

E-mail questions:

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Keys News

Wednesday, September 26,2007 3

Sewer plans up for talks


Senior Staff Writer

Wastewater issues and a zon-
ing ordinance designed to boost
affordable housing go before the
Islamorada Village Council at its
regular Thursday meeting.
Officials of the Key Largo
Wastewater Treatment District are
scheduled to appear before the
council to discuss a proposal to
share sewage-treatment facilities.
Islamorada has been develop-
ing a plan to install sewers that
carry sewage and wastewater to a
handful of localized treatment
sites through the village's four
islands. Only one treatment cen-
ter in Islamorada, on North
Plantation Key, has been con-
structed so far.
Councilman Chris Sante has
proposed saving money on land

and construction costs by build-
ing a connection line to Key
Largo's existing treatment plant.
The plan would require payments
to the Key Largo district to
expand its facilities to handle
Islamorada's effluent.
Critics of the plan say it would
leave Islamorada vulnerable to
financial demands from the Key
Largo treatment district. It also
entails pumping sewage on lines
across waterways, a practice seen
as a potential threat to Keys
waters if a pipeline breaks.
The council also is scheduled
to hold its second hearing on the
inclusionary-zoning ordinance,
which could require businesses to
build workforce housing or pay
financial mitigation.
A resolution "encouraging"
the posting of alcohol-warning

signs in bars and. liquor stores
will also heard. The signs would
"warn about the dangers to
unborn children of women who
drink alcohol."
Council members also may
select an architect for a planned
fire station on Plantation Key,
and hear proposals to make
Islamorada more environmental-
ly friendly.
Vice Mayor. Cathi Hill has
asked for time to discuss Village
Manager Gary Word's contract.
In closed executive session,
council members will meet with
attorneys to discuss a possible
settlement of a lawsuit filed by
owners of Seabreeze Mobile
Home Park and hear updates on
cases involving Paul Bates'
Coconut Cove Resort.
The 5:30 p.m. Thursday meet-
ing takes place at the fire station
near mile marker 81.8.

DCA still has questions

MANOR / From 1

felt more comfortable using a
motel conversion rate for the prop-
erty. That rate, 85 percent, would
allow for construction of 57
affordable units on the property.
Gross said 67 would be
preferable given the amount of
money the Monroe County
School Board invested in the
property, but it may have to com-
promise with DCA.
"They made a bad deal and
they believed in the wrong peo-
ple," Gross said of the Manor
purchase. "They have to realize
they bought this property and
they're going to have to have
some of that cost absorbed.
There's no way it won't cost
them something."
Gross said he envisions the
four-acre-plus property as a place
where working people in the
Keys could start a farnily and
have the opportunity to own a
piece of property.
"We can make it [so] that peo-
ple have to earn 70 percent of
their income here," Gross said,
adding the homes would be two
to three bedrooms and sell for
approximately $225,000 to
Another stumbling block with
DCA has been the issue of afford-
able housing building-permit
allocations and hurricane evacua-

tion times. But Gross maintains
that if the future renters or home-
owners at the site were subject to
evacuation 72 hours prior to a
named storm, allocations would
not be necessary.
The School Board has been
having problems with Marathon
Manor since it voted Aug.18,
2005, to purchase the property
for no more than $7.4 million.
Cay Clubs Resorts and
Marinas agreed in 2006 to pur-
chase the property for the same
amount of money, with part of
the deal calling for the company
to donate a portion of the land

back to the school for parking
and/or athletic fields. It backed
out of the deal April 27, 2007, cit-
ing a lack of financing.
CayClubs' plan, which Gross
said was unrealistic, was to.
obtain 90 market-rate units in the
deal and give 65 back to be deed-
ed in perpetuity for workforce
Gross -said the plan the city
proposes is similar, but will not
transfer any units off the proper-
ty. He said negotiations are
expected to continue in the com-
ing days.

.:- briefs

City steps up efforts
to cut burglaries

The Key West Police
Department is tracking several
reports of burglaries the past two
months in the Casa Marina area
of the island and has launched a
multi-disciplinary approach to
find the suspects cases and pre-
vent future break-ins.
Part of that initiative includes
disseminating information to res-
idents in target neighborhoods.
Officers will be out on foot
throughout the week going door
to door to alert residents to the

burglaries and offer tips on how
they can keep from becoming the
next victim.
In addition, the department
has increased patrols in several
areas to flood the neighborhoods
with a police presence, and acti-
vated its. Special Operations
Tactical Unit and bicycle patrol
units in special burglary details.
Residents should lock their
doors and windows when they
aren't home or are asleep, and
keep their properties well-lighted
to deter would-be burglars.
The department is also offering
free property security assessments.
To schedule one, call 809-1013.

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4 Wednesday, September 26,2007

Keys News

Transfer ordinance up today

It's designed
to protect
trailer parks

There are two months left
on a moratorium on redevel-
oping mobile-home parks, so
the pressure is on at today's
meeting of the Monroe County
Planning Commission to try to
get something more permanent
in place.
On tap is a proposed ordi-
nance that would provide
property owners an incentive
to retain existing affordable
"Initially, no one was trying
to save mobile homes,"
Planning Commissioner
Sherry Popham said. "That
represents our repository of
our workforce housing. The
mechanism is supposed to be
one which preserves that last
bastion of affordable housing
while we figure out the rest of
the problem."
The proposed ordinance

would allow property owners
to transfer market-rate build-
ing rights from the parks to
other sites as long as the park
is designated an affordable
housing site.
"This would allow them to
use [building permit] alloca-
tions in other locations, with
the idea being that the county
would step up and provide
affordable housing in* those
parks," Commission Chairman
Jim Cameron said.
The county's Development
Review Committee approved a
version of the ordinance in
August, pulling'together sug-
gestions made by the county's
Workforce Housing Task
The market-rate building
permits would go to locations
to be used as private develop-
ment, Cameron said.
The County .Commission
enacted a freeze on redevelop-
ment of mobile-home parks in
July, making it retroactive to
May, in response to pleas from
the community to save what
could be the last of the truly

affordable housing in the
Popham said she would like
to see the transfers limited so
"receiver sites" are in the
same area of the Keys as are
the parks they come from.
"I don't want to see those
sub-areas go away," she said.
Cameron said he doesn't
like the idea of putting restric-
tions into an incentive pro-
"My feeling is if we're
going to create an incentive
program, we don't want to put
restrictions on it," he said,
pointing out that the proposed
ordinance would require each
transfer be approved individu-
ally through a development
agreement with the County
"If it's a bad deal,"
Cameron said, "it's up to the
[County Commission] to deny
it. They can always stop it."
"The other issue is the.
whole notion of being able to
transfer off the rights is predi-
cated'on there being a market-
based value on each- of the
building rights," Popham said.
"There are logistical issues

SKy W t s 0 G S

that need to be worked out."
"The key to this whole
thing is also whether we have
the affordable [permit] alloca-
tions," Cameron said. "At
present, every one we have is
either spoken for or about to

He reportedly
had supplies
ready for trip

A routine traffic stop to
investigate an expired boat-
trailer tag resulted in two Key
West police officers uncover-
ing an alleged Cuban migrant
smuggling operation and
arrested one man on numerous
felony charges.
Erick Vazquez, 34, is
charged with 14 counts each
of felony possession of a ficti-
tious driver's license and
criminal use of personal infor-
mation, and one felony count
of trafficking counterfeit cred-
it cards.


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Author of the Keys thrillers "Memories
Die Lost" and "Never Trust Your
Dreams", and newest novel "The
Vendetta Factor" is appearing at:

Sept. 27-28:
Snook's Bayside
6:30-10pm.. 99470 0/S Hwy., KL

Sept. 29:
Moore Books
1-3pm 103400 0/S Hwy., KL
His novels featuring former CIA agent Nick
Seven have garnered several awards and
international critical praise.

be spoken for."
The Planning Commission
-meets at 10 a.m. today at the
Key Largo library. The meet-
ing will be broadcast on
Monroe County Channel 76.

Police spokeswoman
Christie Phillips said Officer
Matt Klosowski stopped
Vazquez Saturday at 2 a.m.
when he noticed Vazquez's
boat trailer had expired tags.
Klosowski said he asked
Vazquez where he was going,
and the suspect said he was
headed to the Marquesas to go
fishing. He had four passen-
gers with him and, Klosowski
noted, an excessive amount of
snack food in the back of his
Chevy Tahoe.
A registration check found
that the Tahoe, the boat a
32-foot speedboat and its
trailer are all registered to dif-
ferent people, none of whom
were in the Tahoe.
Backup Officer Brian Leahy
searched the boat and found
several bottles of Gatorade and
water, cases of Vienna
sausages, bread and more
snacks, Phillips said.
The speedboat was also
repainted with a flat white
paint known to be used to
reduce reflectivity in efforts to
evade law enforcement while
conducting smuggling opera-
Klosowski contacted U.S.
Customs and Border Patrol,
which later found Vazquez's
name in national crime com-
puters because he reportedly
has a history of drug smug-
gling and title forging. He
added that the boat originally
registered to that trailer had
been seized for smuggling
illegal aliens.
Officers searched the Tahoe
and discovered a fake driver's
license with Vazquez's picture
on it and 14 counterfeit credit
cards, Phillips said.
His four passengers were
interviewed and fingerprinted
before being released.


Alleged smuggler

stopped in Key West

Keys News

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 5

This 2001 Ford
F-150, stolen from
Big Pine Key
early Sunday,
was found later
in the day sub-
merged at a
swimming hole
on Ramrod Key.
The keys were in
the ignition, and
the stereo and
speakers were
missing. No
suspect has
been arrested.
Photo courtesy

Chicken Store closing doors

Hoped-for move
to Southard
falls apart

Key West chickens will lose
their haven within the next sev-
eral weeks, as the Key West
Chicken Store is closing its
"Our landlord gave us until
Oct. 31 to be out," owner Katha
Sheehan said, "but his construc-
tion crew is already nibbling at
the comers of our building, so I
am going to take the leap and
move out while it's slow."
The one-of-a-kind Duval
Street store not only sells chick-
en tchotchkes, but acts as a
halfway house for injured and
orphaned birds on their way to
adoptive homes.
Sheehan started out by run-
ning Rooster Rescue in which

she single handedly helped relo-
cate birds and deliver injured
birds to safekeeping.
In March, Sheehan lined up
new digs on Southard Street, but
the cost of retrofitting the place
for handicapped access is just
too high, she said.
So while she's still looking
for a possible storefront,
Sheehan is prepared to continue
her rescue efforts out of her
home. And she has an online
storefront at www.thechicken-
Sheehan's husband Roy
Stone has 50 acres on Rockland
"It's such a shame we can't
move to Roy's property on
Rockland Key," she said. "The
county can build a sewer plant
next to'it, but it is too environ-
mentally sensitive to support a
little chicken ranch."
She said the parcel is desig-
nated in the county's most pro-

tcted wetland status.
"It's the property where the
billboards are," as Sheehan
describes it, "sandwiched
between the triple X store and
the Navy property."
She said she's asked County
Commissioner Sonny McCoy's
help in exploring the possibility
of using that parcel as a retire-
ment home for unwanted Key
West chickens.
"He told me to put together a
pressure group with a lot of vot-
ers," Sheehan said. "He told me
that was the only way to get
things changed.
In the meantime, she said she
hates to lose the old location.
But the property's owner has
decided to remodel the two side-
by-side shotgun-style houses:
into residential rentals.
"He was once an unencum-
bered landlord," she said. "Now
he's like everyone else with a
mortgage to pay and higher

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S'Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ky 'Opinion

Properly skeptical, judge

invalidates amendment

"What they passed was nonsense."
-Weston Mayor Eric Hersh

With a few pointed words, a small-town mayor from Broward
County summed up the Florida Legislature's headlong rush to
undo Save Our Homes property-tax relief.
A Leon County Circuit Court judge on Monday, ruling in a
lawsuit brought by Hersh, invalidated the ballot question on the
much-ballyhooed Jan. 29 constitutional amendment that law-
makers promised would cure tax inequity in the Sunshine State.
The judge said the ballot summary was plain wrong, calling it.
"misleading" and pointing out that voters were not clearly
warned the amendment could eliminate constitutional protec-
tions afforded by the 1992 Save Our Homes constitutional
amendment, which caps increases in property assessments at 3
percent annually.
This puts the ball back in play with the Legislature, which
meets next week to try to figure out how to cut $1 billion from
state spending as a result of the economic downturn that has
impacted sales tax revenues.
What irony. Back in the spring, Florida lawmakers vowed to
deliver big-ticket tax cuts.
House Speaker Marco Rubio championed a rollback of local
taxes to levels last seen seven years ago. He pushed for a trade-
off that would instead increase state sales taxes from 6 percent
to 8.5 percent.
Had his plan survived withering fire from opponents on both
sides of the aisle, that would have given the Sunshine State the
highest sales tax rate in the nation.
Republicans who control both the House and Senate did push
through an alternate plan that forced most local taxing authori-
ties to reduce 2008 property taxes by 3 to 7 percent.
And they brokered a deal to ask voters to end Save Our Homes
in exchange for doubling the homestead exemption statewide
from $25,000 to $50,000.
Back in June we warned about the unintended consequences
of this tradeoff, saying: "The public ought to be a lot more skep-
tical about the plans now being floated."
Here in the Keys, nearly 60 percent of the total residential tax
base is non-homesteaded, so the $50,000 does little or nothing to
fix the unfair tax burden that now hits commercial property
owners, small businesses and landlords.
It took a lawsuit filed by a Broward County mayor and a
judge's intervention this week to finally show the real flaws in
this Legislature's shoot-first-then-aim approach to tax reform.
Who knows what mischief these lawmakers might cook up
next week as they contemplate the judge's ruling, which knocks
the property tax amendment off the ballot at least for now.

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Contents copyright 2007 Keynoter Publishing Co.

County officials doth protest too much

On Wednesday, Monroe County government
sank to a new low.
The citizens and county staff who attended the
County Commission meeting were given a display
reminiscent, for those of us acquainted with histo-
ry, of the one-sided trials carried out in Germany
after the Nazi takeover in the 1930s.
In what appeared to be a pre-emptive strike
aimed at the grand jury report concerning the Key
West International Airport project, the mayor and
county administrator engaged in a dialogue that

exonerated them of any wrongdoing. David
Koppel, the county engineer, continued the cha-
rade by laying blame for any problems associated
with the airport at the feet of individuals who for
mysterious reasons had a problem with the project.
So just to be clear in case the public gets the
wrong idea from the grand jury report, the county
administrator, the mayor and county engineer have
all worked diligently to fix the problems someone
else caused.
Ron Miller
Key Largo

No procedure, no bill makes for happy patient

I am a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with bad
back pain. My bride Ethie made an appointment
at Keys Spinal Decompression Center in Gulfside
Village in Marathon for Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.
I arrived at 10:30 a.m., filled out the forms,
met the doctor's wife and another lovely girl, and
at 11 a.m. I met Dr. Mark Felts.
We talked about my back problems and then
he took X-rays. Looking at the X-rays, he told

me there was nothing he could do for me.
We thanked him and went to the counter. The
lovely girls said there was no charge because he
could not help me.
I could not believe this was happening in
Marathon. So anyone who has back pain, please
give Dr. Felts a call. fIe's a great doctor in our
beautiful Florida Keys.
Anthony Sweeney

Cay Clubs supports Keys youths

This thank you goes out to Cay Clubs for its
recent generosity in allowing the Marathon High

Day of Prayer was special
Even though you gave no coverage for the
beautiful World Day of Prayer night at the
Marathon Community Park amphitheater and
missed the very importance of it for our communi-
ty, we were richly blessed with people from our
Prayers were given and beautiful music was
provided to all by Michael J, Rick Starr from
Miami and some of our local children and teens.
We appreciate Winn-Dixie, Publix and Home
Depot, who gave water and cookies.
We at Unity of Marathon appreciate the com-
munity for its support. You missed a special
blessed evening.
Linda Lee Byers

Editor's note: The event was announced in the
Sept. 12 Keynoter.

Bridge over troubled waters
Troubled bridge over Boot Key Waters
Is crying out for your quarters
Now that he is old and gray
No one wants to help him pay
Lock him up or lock him down
His gears will rust into the sound
The bridge that carried goods and trash,
It's final sound will be the crash.
Jeff Laning

School swim team to hold swim practice at its
pool at Sombrero Resort. This is the second year
in a row that Cay Clubs has donated use of its
pool. This is much appreciated by a small sports
team that doesn't have the same access to the
practice pools enjoyed by Coral Shores High in
the Upper Keys and Key West High in the
Lower Keys.
Thanks especially to Dave Chief Executive
Officer Dave Clark, resort General Manager
Andy Spitzig and Charlotte Quinn, one of
Marathon's greatest advocates for children.
Previously, Jeff Pinkus has been our advocate
and contact for use of the pool.
*Even though Cay Clubs is currently experi-
encing difficult times, it is such a positive act to
provide opportunities for our youth. Thank you
Marjorie Roberts

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Letters thanking an individual are wel-
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Keyep Oinion

Wednesday, September 26, 2007" "'' 7

Ignoring the bad news

I won't make it go away

Se .. .. : - .. ..

The Marathon staff of the county building and planning departments
go out of their way to help contractors, the letter writer says.

Monroe County customer service
is better than ever before

I have been a resident of the
Keys since the late '60s and started
my construction business in the late
'80s. Duringmy years in business, I
have been working with the Monroe
County building and planning
departments on a regular basis.
In all these years I have never
seen a process run as efficiently and
smoothly as it does today.
In the past, I have had projects
buried in the Planning Department
for years; now you can expect a
response in a reasonable amount of
time. The staff in Marathon is
knowledgeable, professional and a
pleasure to work with.
Another great service that is now
in place is online access to many
departments, including access to
permits and inspections. This saves
time for my staff as well as the
county staff, allowing us all to work
together more effectively.
Recently, I have heard a lot of
negative publicity regarding the
county and some of its staff mem-
In light of that, I would like to
take a moment to express a positive
opinion and thank the Monroe
County building and planning

department staffs, the directors and
the county administrator for their
professionalism, hard work and ded-
ication to the residents of this coun-

Rudy Krause
Ramrod Key

Family says thanks
The family of Gary L. Creech Sr.
would like to thank all our friends.
and family for the outpouring of
love and support in our time of
need. Our heartfelt thanks go to all
who so generously sent flowers,
cards, food and financial assistance.
We especially want to thank Skip
Haring for contacting Fernando
Briones, who set up the military
color guard for Gary's service, and
the guard itself. Our sincere thanks
to Pastor John Ballard of the Layton
Baptist Community Church and the
church members who helped set up
the gathering after the service.
And finally, thank you to Long
Key State Park employees and Kim
Couch for everything they have
done for us.
Peggy Creech
Long Key

The gentleman walked into our
Marathon office and refused to give his
name. He was more than upset.
He took issue with our Sept. 19 edition,
which led with a story titled "GAO: Keys
warming." It was an Associated Press
report about how the Bush administration
isn't taking action to combat climate
The gentleman, who declined to give his
name, angrily paced in our lobby and
tossed about words such as "liberal,"
"Bush whacker," "liberal" and, oh, "liber-
He railed about putting left-wing opin-
ions in his community paper, refusing to
acknowledge that the news story was just
that, a news story and not an
opinion piece.
He also ignored the fact that
the article was based on a .
report from the Government
Accountability Office, the non- '
partisan investigative body of
Congress. I assume that reader S
knows the GAO, established in
1921 as the General
Accounting Office, spent a
considerable amount of time .,
investigating then-President. .
Clinton's administration, too.
The reader mentioned some- Larry
thing about wanting to see Keynot
local news in his local newspa-
per, and that the liberal Bush
whacking should be left to the Miami
With all due to respect to that reader
and others who questioned why we would
run such a story, there's a simple answer:
it is a local and global story.
Not running it would be irresponsible
and sticking our heads in the sand -
while we still have sand, before it's cov-
ered by rising oceans because our govern-
ment and others refuse to acknowledge
that climate change is real, and a real
The GAO report cites coral bleaching
from rising temperatures that could harm
the Keys' fishing and tourist industries.
Even before the report came out, there
was plenty of science to back that up -
and it's not only a problem in the Keys.
It's taking place in the Pacific, the
Caribbean and other places.
And then there are these islands them-
selves, scarcely above sea level. So even
minor changes in sea-level could be dev-
The GAO report pointed out only three
other U.S. areas as examples where the
government's failure on climate change
could have wide-ranging consequences:
Montana's Glacier National Park,
Alaska's Chugach National Forest and

grasslands and shrub lands in northwest-
ern Arizona.
I assume the local newspapers in those
places ran the story.

Speaking of stories, one that's still
incomplete is why Florida Keys Mosquito
Control District Director Ed Fussell
decided that his No. 2, district
Superintendent Mike Spoto, should be let
off the hook for what the district comp-
troller says is misappropriating public
We all know the bubba system is
entrenched in the Keys, but Fussell's
refusal to have Spoto pony up
and his refusal to even dis-
cuss the matter should have
the Mosquito Control Board
asking some hard questions
when it meets at 5:3.0 today at
its Key West office for a meet-
"-. ing of its Audit Committee.
The meeting's at 5224 College
Road, Stock Island.
.' Saturday's Keynoter carried
S the story: Spoto, in charge of
the district's Nextel phone pro-
gram, was using extra cell
Kahn phones for his personal use to
er Editor the tune of $5,186.62 in unau-
thorized charges at least
that's how much we know
about. -
And this is not coming from the "liber-
al" newspaper. It comes from district
Comptroller Bill Southcott, the agency's
chief finance person. He found that Spoto
obtained the phones for his wife and
daughter, plus an extra one for himself.
Fussell decided Spoto should pay back
only $1,658.51. How he came to that
number, no one knows. But Spoto hasn't
even paid back that amount. He's given
up a camera phone and around $400.
In an Aug. 23 letter to Fussell, Southcott
wrote, "While I understand your desire to
end the controversy surrounding Mr.
Spoto's Nextel phone management, I
respectfully disagree with the dollar
amount of restitution to the district." He
added that "the public would have been
better served by a professional investiga-
tion" into Spoto's cell-phone use.
In an earlier letter, dated May 1,
Southcott wrote, "Mr. Spoto has misap-
propriated public funds for personal gain
and abused his position of trust."
Perhaps when he's questioned about this
tonight, Fussell can explain it away by
just repeating what he said Sept. 17 at the
district's final budget hearing:
"I'll tell you what that is, it's just damn
good management."




8 Wednesday, September'26, 2007

Key West City Commisson election


District 2 District 2
.*s Todd German. Mark Rossi.
+ Age 41. + Age 47.
S. + Eleven-year resident. 25-year resident.
Occupation. Credit union execu- Occupation: Businessman.
tive. + Education: Three-plus years at
+ Education. College and banking Florida State.

District 2
German: The West Isle Apartments have been sold to a developer. There are 192 units. If this housing is lost, it will have a devastating impact on Key West.
In my talks with the owners of the Stadium Mobile Home Park and Apartments, while they do not currently have plans to sell, they do not rule out the possibility. Now
is the time to work with the owners and find a way to keep the Stadium units affordable.
The city marina is home to many liveaboards. The city could probably make more money by renting the slips as transients but to do so would be very shortsighted.

Rossi: Poinciana Plaza. School Board West property next to the Coast Guard ,station and ne\t to Senior Citizens Plaza. Also, renovate existing properties. i.e., Porter Place.
Fort Village.

District 4
Gibson: Poinciana Housing. This property could be. reconfigured to increase density and add more units to the site.
The School Board. This property is currently ready to accept development. Agreements are in place with the city, School Board and the Navy.
Truman Waterfront. The Bahama Conch Community Land Trust is putting forth a referendum to lease this property from the city. I agree with this site for workforce

Klitenick: Workforce housing i \ ital to the future ol Ke% WVest hut it \. ill require sacrifice and effort to achieve. Real solutions v Ill involve the support of business, go% -
ernment and iimportantlv. residential neighborhoods.
Here are areas % here we could boost affordable housing in Ke\ West: \inn Dixie and Sears To\,n neighborhoods. including ne\ second-floor housing in existing com-
mercial buildings; mixed-use upper-floor housing in commercial areas of do%' nto\ n; and limited construction on the Truman Waterfront w without sacrificing green space.
In each of these areas \ce need to re isit densitNinmtensity codes and v\e need to bring existing "unrecognized" units into safe. practical compliance.

Maurer: At Trumbo Point (School Board and Coast Guard property). I understand that upwards of 100 units are in pre-construction stage.
The Poinciana complex has considerable vacant land on which there could be construction without eliminating too much green space.
The original Truman Waterfront plans envisioned 84 units of affordable housing (not units for "fragile" elderly wealthy persons). Any additional plans must include off-
site parcels like Ed Swift's property at the old drive-in theater on Stock Island.

District 2
German: The Truman Waterfront was an economic conveyance. With that conveyance comes strict guidelines on how the property is to be used. Specifically, I am in favor
of the marina, with future plans for a ferry terminal. I also like the idea of a park with plenty of green space. Third, I agree with the part of the master plan that provides a
gateway to Bahama Village, providing an extension of the commercial and the residential fabric of that neighborhood, along with the assisted care facility, which is shown
in the master plan that was approved years ago.

Rossi: De elopment ol the east qua\ all as an economic boost to the i irs. Development of a floating bridge from the Outer Mole Pier to connect to the east qual all.
Construction of a permanent bndge acro- Admiral's Cut. This \ ill allo\\ foot traffic to fltow from Truman Annex to NlallorN Square. Finish the soccer field and plant more
trees at the Truman Waterfront.

District 4
Gibson: Affordable housing, for obvious reasons. Open and accessible green space for everyone to use. And small port facilities to handle incoming ships.

Klitenick: The Truman Waterfront has e\naordnar) potennal that \\e cannot afford to squander. Lel's build on \% hat makes Ke\ West paradise ith this opportunrt.
The Truman Waterfront \ ith its proximity to the after r is an ideal location for green space lor families and children. Recreational amenities including ball fields and an
amphitheater should co\er much of the properly.
An extension of the harbor talk \ ith shops and resiauiants would not oinl fulfill the economic redevelopment mandate of the property transfer. it iould also be ;n attrac-
tion tor residents and i\ suitors.
Limited worklorce housing \ would also help meet the economic redevelopment requirements a\s ell as ease aitordable housing problems.

Maurer: My choices are driven by the statutorily mandated base reuse plan adopted by the city in 1999 with accompanying-land development regulations approved by the
state, etc., all as set forth in the city's economic development application.
I want to see the 500,000 square feet of recreation/harborwalk green space as promised; the 141,000 square feet of retail space aimed at providing high-quality employ-
ment for Bahama Village displaced persons; and the 157,000 square feet of maritime services space designed to provide jobs and enhance tourism.

The Key West city election is Tuesday.
To see expanded answers from these
candidates, as well as questions and
answers for the candidates for mayor and
the Utility Board, go to www.keynoter.com,
click on News and click on the story "Early
ballots come in."

Keynoter Key West City Commisson election Wednesday, September 26,2007 9

District 4 - District .4 -te District 4
Barry Gibson. Richard Klitenick. George Maurer.
+ Age 47. Age 44. Age 76.
25-year resident. 20-year resident. Nine-year resident.
- Occupation: Shades of Key West Occupation: Attorney. Occupation: Civic activist, mostly
owner. *.Education: Law degree, Stetson retired attorney.
SEducation: Community College of University College of Law. Education: Law degree, Wayne
Alleghany County. State University Law School.

District 2
German: The first area I believe we could improve upon would be our public transportation system. It seems that if there was ever a place where bus routes could work, it
would be on an island.
Secondly, we can double.parking capacity by building one-story parking garages over the current parking lots on Caroline and Simonton streets with minimal visual impact.
A third area that may be worth exploring would be allowing off-street parking throughout Old Town via curb cuts. This would allow residents to use the area in.front of their
homes for parking, where none currently exists.

Rossi: Tear down City Hall on Angela Street and build a four-story parking garage. Make it compatible w ith the neighborhood.
New parking pat stations that accept debit and credit cards.

District 4
Gibson: There is some discrepancy about parking: The park and ride lot is down 30 percent and Mallory Square parking is down 25 percent, so pay parking is available should
someone take the effort to use them.
There should be strict enforcement by boot to cars that are not authorized to park in residential parking. The city needs to promote the park and ride citywide. City Hall should
be moved out of Old Town and a parking garage built.

Klitenick: Do-ntown businesses need to step up to the plate to help manage the parking mess. Business and neighborhood associations can fund shuttle buses to bring people
from parking facilities, shopping centers and. hotels to the downtown area.
Municipal government and business collaborations around the country have de% eloped creative solutions for shifting car traffic to multi-modal transportation like bic cle pro-
grams, carpooling and public transit. Because of our scale. Ke\ West could be an excellent protor pe for such programs.
Tear do\ n the Angela Street CmI Hall and build a multi-stors parking facility.

Maurer: I'd support the construction of a two- or three-story garage at Caroline Street (Waterfront Market) as suggested by candidate Todd German. I'd support construction
of a new multi-story city hall/parking garage off Angela Street where city offices are now located; and I'd support non-resident parking bans on Duval, Whitehead and Simonton
streets if we inaugurated more inclusive trolley-train transportation (perhaps city-owned) up and down Duval with frequent stops the length of the street.

District 2
German: While disaster brings out the worst in some people, in Key West Hurricane Wilma brought out the best and our City Commission deserves credit for helping in
that recovery.
The appointment of a workforce housing coordinator and his push to inventory the available affordable housing in Key West was a success.
As to fumbles, affordable housing has to lead the way. The previously mentioned housing coordinator is a good start but we need to get much more accomplished.
Another area where the commission could improve would be public confidence. Questions regarding code enforcement and Sunshine Law violations erode the public's
view of their elected officials.

Rossi: Accomplishments: Hiring a new city manager. city attorney and cit) planner; the new soccer fields at the Truman Waterfront for the kids; and new\ fire trucks.
Fumbles: The tattoo ordinance should have been approved ctit ide.

District 4
Gibson: Accomplishments: Hiring Jim Scholl as city manager and Shawn Smith as city attorney. These gentlemen will bring accountability and legal stability to the city.
Failures: Passing an exclusive tattoo ordinance and closing the city dump. The downtown district did not need tattoo shops; we have been fine for 40 years without one
and now we have created exclusivity to two individuals. We spent too much money to purchase land and we will now have to build a new plant. I believe we could have
redesigned our own property on Stock Island far less expensively.

Klitenick: Cii\ commissioners ha e done a credible iob running Key West, but there's plenty of room for improvement T- o things the commission did right: .
Cleaning house and hiring a ne\\ city manager and citl attorney and building a inew skate park on Flagler programs and resources for families are sorely lacking in
Key West.
What else is lacking in Key West's leadership is vision and direction. The commission has forgotten what matters most to Key West residents, and that's quality of life.
Tourism is important, but we won't have tourists without the qualities that make Key West a great place to live.

Maurer: The commission has succeeded in keeping millage/property taxes at, near or below rollback. This benefits homeowners although it's a fiction for businesses who
are caught by 10 or 20 percent appraisal increases. The commission has striven to give cost-of-living wage increases to its employees, although like the county, it has gone
overboard on managerial/executive compensation.
I note failure to even acknowledge let alone repeal tax-increment financing benefits for limited parts of the city to the tune of $1.5 million annually, and failure to final-
ly, once and for all, resolve the Truman Annex Master Property Owners Association/Southard Street access issue.

10 Wednesday, September 26,2007 Key West City Commisson election Keynoter

S District 5 District 5 District 5
Teri Johnston. Vincent Mancini. Jose Menendez.
SAge 56. Age 71. Age 80.
Six-year resident. 41-year resident. 55-year resident.
Occupation: Co-owner of Affiliated Occupation: Historic-preservation .- Occupation. Key West High School
Design & Construction Managers. ,consultant. bilingual tutor and translator.
S Education: Bachelor's degree, John .'-.. ,. + Education: University of Delaware, Education: High school graduate.
F. Kennedy College, Wahoo, Neb. Pratt Institute.

Johnston: My first priority would be to stem the loss of existing community housing by working to extend the duration of the deeded affordable housing units and deter
the conversion of full-time residences to transient rental vacation homes or market rate homes. An example is the potential conversion of the West Isle Apartments current-
ly providing nearly 200 units of deed-restricted affordable community hotlsing into condos.
Poinciana Housing complex, which is not at maximum density and has existing space to add additional housing.
Adding community housing over existing one-story commercial structures similar to those at Habana Plaza and other strip centers along Flagler Avenue.

Mancini: Sitsbee. Flenung Ke tif \,e get it). Stock Island. Nlan\ sites if annexed to the cirN. The dump appears to be questionable and may be too expensl\e clear and

Menendez: Before we even assess locations, it is imperative that we immediately assess what we now have, assess how it is being enforced and assess the programs in
place for landlords to provide affordable housirig so that we can take action on what we have; create more incentive programs that would benefit the tenant, landlords and
city; and have strong disciplinary policies for deviations (current and for the future).
We cannot afford to build anything anywhere (financially or environmentally) until we have a handle on what we have and we cannot afford to lose not even one more
affordable housing unit.

Johnston: An approved and widely accepted economic generator that will fund the improvements and maintenance of this property and that would satisfy the requirements
of the property conveyance under the economic development grant, such as a marina.
A boardwalk or promenade that would provide access to the waterfront that could eventually provide a waterfront trail from Fort Zachary Taylor to Mallory Square.
Green space for picnics, sports and public concerts.

Mancini: Commuruty facilities for children and senior citizens, convention center run b) the city.

Menendez: Because I have so strongly advocated the need for the beautification of our island and maintaining this beauty, it is extremely important to me that the water-
front's property have as much natural resources available as possible, specifically parks and beaches. As in any situation, there has to be some type of funding to get what
we want.
I am in favor of multi-cultural and multi-age proposals, particularly those that would benefit our youth and families, and those that would fund the availability of having
parks and beaches at this site. The culinary school is just but one developing idea but definitely in line with what I am talking about.

Johnston: Add a level to the Old Town City Hall parking area, creating a two-story parking structure built within the height guidelines.
Add a two-story parking garage behind B.O.'s Fishwagon in front of the waterfront.
Reduce the need for parking, thus reducing emissions, by encouraging residents and.tourists to bike, scooter, use mass transportation or walk.

Mancini: Enforcement is not lax.

Menendez: I'm more immediately concerned with the difficulty of finding parking downtown and in front of or near our homes, and that once found, how incredibly incon-
venient and/or expensive it is to park, much less pay for a ticket.
There needs to be an incentive program for those fortunate enough to be physically fit to ride bikes, mopeds and scooters and for those that are currently using small,
compact and economy vehicles. And we need to have a weekly "free locals' day" or after-hours parking available at City Hall for.locals.

Johnston: Accomplishments: Hiring our new city manager and city attorney, the city initiative to create an accurate inventory of all deed-restricted affordable units.
Fumbled: The near approval of the request to transfer transient rental licenses to residential Old.Town. Had a very dedicated group of residents not been vigilant, this
transfer would have passed through the current commission. And the ongoing dispute with the Truman Annex Master Property Homeowners Association.

Mancini: I will not criticize our current City Commission. I am running for commiioner in District 5. for I feel \%ith my longtime community inuoliement. I can con'-
tribute back to the cit. nhat 1 ha\e received.

Menendez: We have consistently fumbled on affordable housing. There's much politics involved on this issue and little action. Our second fumble has been to allow our
precious limited natural resources to be monopolized by individuals who are not from our community and who have taken advantage of our hospitality and warm weather.
The county and city must work together to provide alternative resting areas.
The best accomplishments this year involved the hiring of the new city manager, a man of much integrity and good will, and having kept the ad valorem taxes at the same
level as last year.

Keys News

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11

Nearly 13% of those registered already vote

is Tuesday

With Election Day less than a
week away, 297 Key West voters
cast ballots early and 1,295 of
2,197 requested absentee ballots
had already been returned as of
Tuesday, according to the

Habitat eye

Monroe County Supervisor of
Elections Office.
That means six days before
the official Election Day, 12.8
percent of the city's 12,439 regis-
tered voters have already made
their choices.
Six candidates are vying for
mayor, eight for three City
Commission seats and seven for
three Utility Board seats (see can-
didate questions and answers at
www.keynoter.com. Click on


18 more units

It would go
on the site of
Suncrest park

The Key West Community
Housing Committee on Monday
endorsed a Habitat for Humanity
project on Stock Island that
would bring the community 18
more affordable homes for own-
The site is from 5176 to 5180
Suncrest Road, where the
Suncrest Mobile Home Park is
now located.
The item is on the agenda for
the Monroe County Land
Authority Advisory meeting
scheduled for today at the
Marathon library at 9:30 a.m.
Half the two-acre property
consists of wetlands and the
other half is home to lots 27, 28,
29 and 30 of the Suncrest
The six.current residents of
the mobile-home site have the
opportunity to apply for the pro-
ject's leases, according to a letter
to the Housing Committee from
Bob Calhoun, director of Habitat
for Humanity of the Lower Keys
and Key West.
Calhoun said the project
would be similar to Bayside
Landing, an 18-unit complex
Habitat is constructing on Big
Coppitt Key on 1.4 acres.
Monthly payments based on a
30-year mortgage would be
$1,027 for a three-bedroom unit,
$856 for a two-bedroom unit and

$619 for a one-bedroom.
Eligibility for affordable
housing is based upon income
guidelines under Monroe
County's median income.
-For 2007, it's $61,000 for a
family of four. So if the house-
hold brings in 80 percent of the
median income, it would be eli-
gible if it earns $48,800 or less.
If Habitat for Humanity's
vision becomes a reality, the
group would develop the project
after the Land Authority
acquires the land, after which
Habitat would not need any
more County subsidies.
Calhoun said he's talked with
Land Authority Director Mark
Rosch and Heather Beckman
and Andrew Trivette from
Monroe County's Growth
Management Department, who
have knowledge of the property.
That's is how he came up with
the potential for 18 units.
"I think it's an interesting,
promising site," Rosch said.
"But we're really at the prelimi-
nary stages of looking at it right
Over the past three months of
reviewing the property and proj-
ect details, the Housing
Committee decided the real
estate is a prime location for Key
West and Stock Island workers.
The Community Housing
Committee, with its new
Chairman Omar Garcia, a fire-
fighter, applauded Calhoun's
presentation. Members said they
hope similar projects spring up
in the future.

this story in the News section).
One of the three commission
seats up for grabs has generated
more interest than in the past,
with the District 4 seat now a
contested race for the first time in
12 years.
In 1995,teacher Julia Jackson
ran against Commissioner Harry
Bethel for that seat. He retained it
and in subsequent elections in
1999 and 2003, Bethel ran unop-
posed. Overall, he served four
four-year terms.
"I guess they figured I was
doing a good job," he said. "But.
now the seat is vacant" because
he decided to run for Utility
Board instead.
The New Town district is
home to 2,340 registered voters.
The trio of candidates voters
will choose from consists of Key
West Shades owner Barry
Gibson, attorney and Planning
Board Chairman Richard
Klitenick and retired attorney and
Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
member George Maurer.
Each seemingly has chosen a
primary issue on which to base
his campaign.
Gibson has repeated his desire
to be an official for the people

and run Key West "like a busi-
ness," being fiscally conserva-
Klitenick is determined to
improve quality-of-life issues on
the island, taking back parks and
public beaches from problem
Maurer has focused a lot of
energy on examining the budget,
specifically tax-increment financ-
ing, which are special property
tax- funds that go to Bahama
Village for community pairs and
the Key West Bight to repay a
"You have to pin down an
issue," Elections Supervisor
Harry Sawyer said, "something
that you're going to get out there
and talk about. If there isn't any-
thing to run on, typically people
won't run."
Sawyer said it's typical to see
an increase in candidates running
for a seat when an incumbent
decides not to run for re-election.
. "A lot of interest has been gen-
erated in that district," he said
"Now they have an active ballot
with plenty of things to vote on.
There's just a lot of energy that
gets created when you have an
open seat like that."

Deep Impact 36'

In District 5 for the City
Commission, there are 2,295 reg-
istered voters. Candidates are
incumbent Jose Menendez, Fair
Insurance Rate for Monroe
President Teri Johnston and for-
mer Historical Architectural
Review Commission Vice
Chairman Vince Mancini.
Menendez defeated Pearl's
Rainbow guesthouse owner
Heather Carruthers in a
November 2003 runoff, after
which she sued alleging problems
with absentee ballots. The court
tossed her lawsuit.
District 2 has the fewest regis-
tered voters, 1,565. Running are
incumbent Mark Rossi and
banker Todd German.
Some dramatic change is evi-
dent in the Utility Board races, as
well. The board sets policy for
and oversees Keys Energy
Services, the electric utility serv-
ing customers from the Seven
Mile Bridge south.
"They really haven't had a real
Utility Board race in a along time
either," Sawyer said.
Early voting continues from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. though

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Navy trying
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issue to rest

U.S. Navy officials say they
are ready to once and for all clear
up misunderstandings about jet-
noise levels for Naval Air Station
Key West.
On Oct. 23, they will sponsor
what's called an Air Installation
Compatible Use Zone Awareness
"It will provide a chance for
people to talk to experts one on
one and come and go as they
please," Navy spokesman Jim
Brooks said. "The workshop will
include various poster sections
with experts talking about the
mission of NAS, the AICUZ
process, how we fly."
The workshop will run from 4
to 7 p.m. at the Doubletree Grand
Key Resort on South Roosevelt
Boulevard in Key West.
Brooks said complaints have
come from just a handful of resi-
dents, including Tamarac resident

Paul Carruso, who has launched a
Web site railing against NAS
Carusso called the base Friday
complaining that jets dumped
fuel on his house. Brooks said the
Navy responded immediately,
sending out a hazardous-materi-
als team to test for residual fuel. It
found no evidence of fuel.
"The squadrons all said they
didn't do it," Brooks said, adding
that Carusso's was the only com-
plaint. "He could have smelled jet
The newest AICUZ, intro-
duced by the Navy in March and
not yet adopted by the Monroe
County Growth Management
Department, has riled some
homeowners whose properties lie
within newly outlined noise con-
tours. A handful of residents com-
plain new landing patterns bring
aircraft over their homes unnec-
The county accepted and oper-
ates under the 1977 AICUZ,
which assesses the noise and
safety impacts of the air station to
surrounding neighborhoods. But
the update is necessary, Navy

officials say, because aircraft
have changed drastically the past
three decades.
The AICUZ recommends the
kinds of land use the county
should allow around the air sta-
tion based upon safety and noise
levels. Because it is a zoning tool,
Navy officials are urging the
county to adopt the document.
County Commissioner Dixie
Spehar pushed to get the docu-
ment adopted in July, but Growth
Management Director Drew
Trivette argued against it.
"It's my recommendation that
we in no way agree with this doc-
ument at this time," he told the
commission. He warned that the
county might take on enforce-
ment responsibility, which in turn
could leave it open to land-tak-
ings lawsuits.
Instead of adopting the
AICUZ, the commissioners
asked the Navy to organize a
The County Commission has
also invited NAS Capt. J.R.
Brown to speak to a joint meeting
of the County Commission and
Key West City Commission Dec.
5 at 7 p.m.


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Shutter contractor
charged with theft

The owner of Caribbean
Shutters on Summerland Key has
been arrested, charged with theft
for cashing down payment
checks for shutter installation,
then failing to do the work.
Jeffrey Schaumleffel, 39, is
charged with two counts of grand
According to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office, one vic-
tim lives on Ashe Street in Key
West and paid him $1,500 in
April to install hurricane shutters
on her home. He cashed the
check but did not do the work,
deputies say.
The other victim lives on 19th
Street in Key West and paid him
$725 as a down -payment to
install shutters. Again, he cashed
the check but never did the work,
they said.
Detective Paul Shultz helped
the victims send a letter to
Schaumleffel telling him he had
30 days to refund the money or

face criminal charges. He failed to
pay either victim, deputies said.
He was taken into custody*

City staff sweeps
away illegal signs

Key West is participating in
the second annual Statewide Sign
Sweep this week, targeting signs
illegally placed on city rights of
way as a means of cleaning up
the city.
Code compliance officers will
be out Friday removing signs
from both city and county rights
of way within city limits.
Officers will then tally up the
number of confiscated signs and
dispose of them.
"The Key West Clean and
Green Committee has identified
cleaning up city rights of way as
a priority," Deputy Assistant City
Manager Annalise Mannix said.
"Joining the statewide sign
sweep is the perfect start for that


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Wednesday, September 26,2007

Navy privatizes nearly 900 homes

Priority goes to
those affiliated
with military

In an effort to ease the U.S.
Navy's housing maintenance bur-
den and improve military housing
on base, a 50-year contract was
signed Friday between Naval
Facilities Engineering Command
and Government Military
Housing to privatize about 890
units at Naval Air Station Key
The negotiations led to the
largest military privatization proj-
ect implemented in the country,
with 11 Navy bases in five south-
eastern states signing on for the
privatization to occur Monday.
For Key West, the privatized
homes will be at Sigsbee,
Trumbo Point, Truman Annex
and Peary Court. They are two- to
four-bedroom units.
"At this time, the majority of
leases have been signed with only
a few outstanding," Government
Military Housing Community
Manager Libby Dudley said. "As
of Oct. 1, we are ready to hit the
ground running."
According to NAS Key West
spokesman Jim Brooks, the pro-
ject's No. 1 priority is finding
housing for military families,

although civilian workers for the
Navy and employees of the
Department of Defense are also
high on the priority list.
Civilians not all affiliated with
the military can still apply, but
given the nature of the list,
they're unlikely to be chosen.
Government Military Housing
supplies military personnel and
their families with off-base and
on-base homes across the coun-
try. Since jumping into the mar-
ket in 1999, the company says on
its Web site, it boasts more mili-
tary clients than any other hous-
ing company working with mili-
As of Oct. 1, it will also be in
charge of unit renovations,
repairs and management of on-
base units for Key West. Brooks
said the majority of homes that
will be completely tor down and
rebuilt will be at Trumbo Point.
The public-private venture
will lend NAS Key West civilians
ample housing benefits as well as
off-base benefits, Brooks said.
Since Hurricane Wilma
repairs in 2005, 300 new military
units went online and about 150
civilian families moved into mili-
tary housing.
"It's a good chance that many
lived out in the community some-
where," Brooks said.
This means Key West has
already seen some units freed,

and more will most likely open as
the project kicks off.
According to a Naval
Engineering press release, the
family housing projects will be
implemented in other stations
such as Jacksonville; Fort Worth
and Pensacola.
Construction and redevelop-
ment of certain units will begin
later in the year, with an estimates
completion time of late 2013.
Why such a delay?
According to Brooks, the

redevelopment of already exist-
ing units must be done in phases
because people already live in
some of them.
"If you go in and start tearing
down homes to rebuild them, that
means that you'll have to keep a
certain amount open," he said.
"It's a progressive plan for
improving government housing
here. It's something that you do
over time."
Costs of the units vary by the
military's basic allowance for

housing, which depends on rank.
"There are way too many vari-
ables" to determine a rent rate,
Dudley said. "Right now, we're
still doing our fair market research
for the affiliated civilians."
"The rents for contractors and
non-affiliated civilians [i.e.,
Department of Homeland
Security, postal employees] are
based on market rates," Brooks
wrote in an email.
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Chicago T ibune crossword puzzle PSC OKs
"Making Moves" By Robert Wolfe Edited by Wayne Williams Solution in the Sept. 29L 'Afftiudes.

1 Toy person
5 Insect stage
10 Queen's address
14 Erect
19 Bad to the bone
20 Art stand
21 Canadian prov.
22 Make amends
23 "99 Luftballons" singer
24 Judge's knocker
25 Actor Dullea
26 Writer of "Still Me"
27 Nervous vibration
29 Ace realtor?
32 Clothing
34 Swagger
35 Vicious or Caesar.
36 Olive product
37 Black goo
38 Golfer's supply
40 Slightly drunk
42 Strength of character
44 Wear way
46 Greek goddess
48 Language suffix
50 Weeding tools
51 U.-acquisition
52 Pair
53 Collection bus.
55 Acts
56 Striving to excel
59 Jim Bakker's org.
60 Employs
62 Varnish ingredient
63 Tolkien creature
64 Security for freedom
65 Unconquerable
69 Impending
72 Ajaccio's island, to

73 Last course
74 Spray dispenser
75 Spoils taken
76 Roman gods
77 General who liked
78 1492 ship
79 Hesitant syllables
80 Could-a fooled me!
83 Taters
86 Karate school
88 Indian garment
-89 Alphabet trio
90 Tipple
91 Place to work out
92 Inventor's document
94 Silent, in music
97 Guru's community
99 Simpson or Astaire
101 Pop
103 Boat mover
104 Hwy. sign abbr.
105 Existed -
107 Quarters
109 Turn back
111 Eccentric one who
gets things done?
115 Large eels
116 Float like a hum-
117 Mine access
118 Twin Falls state
120 Chem. chart figure
121 African antelope
122 Comic Jay
123 Small memento
124 Begrime
125 Monica with a racket
126 Art print: abbr.
S127 Revise
128 Sea. eagle

1 Having teeth
2 Like bogeys
3 Gag writer?
4 Peruvian ruminant
5 Simon of fiction
6 Sm. battery size
7 Letters on invita-
8 Swerves
9 Meted out
10 Creative atoner?
11 Warning signals
12 Toiling away
13 Lou Retton and
Tyler Moore
14 Thanksgiving Day
15 Shoshones
16 In close combat
17 Revealed
18 Without rival
28 Sandinista leader
30 H.S. VIP
31 Silent performer
33 Usherette?
39 Attention-getting
41 Informal affirmative
43 Doctoral chal-
45 2nd-smallest state
47 Old crone
49 Hale and hardy
newspaper VIP?
54 Vogue rival
55 JFK, LBJ, etc.
56 Napoleon's isle of
57 Colt's mom
58 Mortise's partner

59 Island in the
61 Lead from the door
64 Explosives expert?
66 TV adorner?
67 Gaelic tongue
68 Ancient portico
70 Remarkable thing
71 Wife/sister of Osiris
72 City in Transylvania
76 Mends by reweav-
80 Possess like a
81 Page size of a book
82 Rhoda's TV mother
83 Complex carbohy-
84 Groundwork for a
85 Turbulence
87 Tumor: suff.
88 Soapstone
91 Auto loan grp.
93 Guinness of "Star
95 Romp
96 Bridge support
98 Oscars and Emmys
100 Bold
102 Wilson of "Sanford
& Son"
106 No longer novel
1.08 Ancient sin city
110 Wipe away
112 Russo of "Rocky
and Bullwinkle"
113 Fall garden?
114 Tool with teeth
119 Barnyard layer

rate increase

But it's not

as much as

utility wanted
Keynoter Staff

The Florida Public Service
Commission on Tuesday
approved a temporary rate
hike for the Stock Island cus-
tomers of the local sewer utili-
KW Resort Utilities is
allowed to increase rates 19.93
percent, said Bev De Millo,
acting director of the commis-
sion's public information
KW Resort Utilities has
requested a 57.5 percent rate
hike to offset operating losses,
utility spokesman Bill Barry
The new rate, which will go
into effect as soon as users are
notified of the increase, is con-
sidered interim, effective until
the PSC can fully investigate
the utility's request.
De Millo said the commis-
sion set a review hearing for
February. At that time, the rate
could go up or, if investigators
find no grounds for the
increase, customers could be
refunded the higher rates and
any interest accrued.
Initially, PSC staff recom-
mended an interim increase of
21 percent. However,' De
Millo said, the commission
decided on a somewhat lower





The average residential
sewer bill on Stock Island,
according to documentation
filed by KW Resort, is $39.20.
The rate the utility is asking
for means the average monthly
bill would go up to nearly $62.
The interim rate approved
will add just under $8 to the
average residential sewer bill.
Comments on the rate
increase can be made by call-
ing (800) 342-3552 or on line
at www.floridapsc.com.

'b briefs

City offers free
bus service Tuesday

SThe Key West Department
of Transportation will pro-
vide free bus service to those
who show a valid photo iden-
tification and voter registra-
tion card this Tuesday and
Nov. 6. Tuesday is Election
Day in Key West.
The promotion is co-spon-
sored by the city, the Florida
Public Transit Association,
the American Public Transit
Association and elections-
office supervisors across 28
Florida counties.
The offer does not apply to
the Lower Keys area of serv-
ice, only in the city itself.




eys Business

Wednesday, September 26,2007


Chamber board
announced today

Four new members ot the
Islamorada Chamber of
Commerce board \will be
announced at the chamber's
luncheon today at Cheeca
Lodge after the ballots are
counted. It's also the last
chance for chamber mem-
bers to vote.
The candidates are Harry
Teaford of Ind\mac Bank,
Jerr, Broz of Cheeca Lodge:
Stephanie Scuden of Marine
Bank. Chip DeClue of
DeClue's Art. Printing and
Friaimng. Scan Newberr. of
the Flonda key s Electric
Coopcrant e; Deb Gillis of
Ke,. Lanem. Blue Finn &
Sunset Inn, and Bill Fountain
of Fountain Propernes..
The annual officer instal-
lation and banquet is at 6-30
p.m Saturda\ at the Elk's
Lodre, mile marker 92.5
bavyide It will be a ma,-
querade banquet and ball.
For more information. call
the chamber at 664-4503.

Chamber installing
new directors

The Greater Nlarathon
Chamber of Cormmerce has
jts annual awards and instal-
lation banquet slartng at 6
p.m. Oct. 6 at Sombrero
Country\ Club.
Nce directors \ ill be
s\ om in b, Monroe Count\
Court Judge Ruth Becker.
Call 743-5417 to RSVP.
Alo at tile chamber, the
5.3) p.m Oct. IS Buminess
After Hours networking
social is et for Cristiano'si
Cafe & Catering. Sea Wiz
Marine and Salon Blanco ini
the Old To\ n area.
And then from noon to 1
p.m. Oct. 23 at it, member-
ship luncheon at the
Marathon Yacht Club, exe u-
Iu e director Rick Beaslec
and Marathon center
Manager Neil Fitzgerald
from the South Florida
Vorkforce \. ill be the guest
speakers talking about the
nonprofit group's programs.

Keys link for new bridge?

The Seven Mile's
design firm wins
Minnesota deal
McClatchy Tribune

The bridge collapsed. Let's
build a new one.
If only it were so simple.
On Sept. 19, Minnesota trans-
portation officials selected what
will likely be the winning bid to
rebuild the Interstate 35W bridge
in Minneapolis.

Cost: $233.8 million.
Completion: 437 days, with
construction beginning around
Oct. 15.
Look: Possibly something like
a Keys bridge, since the winning
Tallahassee design firm designed
the Seven Mile Bridge, which
opened in 1982.
But there are plenty of vari-
ables that remain 195 million
to be exact, in the form.of a $195
million check the state is anx-
iously waiting for Congress to

What's holding things up is
the U.S. House, which passed its
.transportation-funding package
before the Mississippi River
bridge collapsed Aug. 1, killing
13, and now needs to reopen it. A
representative of U.S. Rep. James
Oberstar, who chairs the House
Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee, said Wednesday the
process will take at least several
Politics wasn't on the mind of

See BRIDGE / 16

Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
STORE MAKEOVER: Crews at the former Key Largo Shopper in Waldorf Plaza are at work
making changes for a planned reopening as an office-supply store.

Leadership's 16th in session

bring varied

The 16th annual Leadership
Monroe County class convenes
Oct. 5 at the DoubleTree Grand
Key Resort in Key West.
Through a series of one- and
multi-day sessions over seven
months, Leadership participants
examine fundamental segments
of the community and gather
information to help them con-

tribute to and make quality lead-
ership decisions.
Sessions cover topics such as
the media, humanities, environ-
ment and natural resources (with
a particular emphasis on the
Everglades), tourism and the
local economy, government, edu-
cation, housing and land use,
health and human services, mili-
tary and the judicial system, as
well as leadership skill develop-
The class of 18 comprises

Monroe County School District
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
(Key West), Wesley House
Family Services Executive
Director Doug Blomberg (Key
West), Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative executive Randy
Chaney (Tavemier), Susan
Hammaker (Key Largo) of the
Florida- Keys Wastewater
Assistance Foundation and
Mariners Hospital Chief
Executive Officer Nelson Lazo


The Victorian-style Nine
One Five is sort of a bistro
but with fine dining.

Nine One Five
Key West
Tlo e restaurants and I
lo e food. so I thought I'd try
thi,.'" sa\s Nine One Fis e
O ner Stuart Kemp.
Almost cacitl\ fli\e \ears,
later, hi, e\pernment iL. goinol
s\ im ingl,. he ,sa s.
The restaurant is tow ard
the quieter, farther south end
of Du al Street in KeI \\ e't.
Kemp pndes lumself on run-
ning a restaurant that doe'
soplusticated food % without
abandomng the local atmos-
Kemp sas, the atmosphere
is that of a bistro. hile the
tood is "finer dining."
Nine One Five is open
onl) for dinner. then the
restaurant's Thai-spiced
\. hole fish, a dish for t\ o
people, is a crow d fa monte,
Kemp sa\ s. It also serve\ 25
\\, nes bv the glass and 200i(
b\ the bottle. ulich contin-
ues on ulto the night \\ ith an
upstairs \ mue club open until
2 a.m. It serves a reduced
menu after II p m
Kemp. a Bnitih expatriate
and former niLhtclub oitner.
chose the building for Nine
One F\ e for its quaint
SVitorian style and subdued
annosphere. But he's most
proud of hosting a Janmes
Beard dinner in Gree n cchl
Village =- a swanky section
of outLheni Manhattan in
New York City.
"That's our equivalent of
the Academ\ Awards." he
saN s. "Onl\ 15( restaurant-.
get to do \ihat \we did."
Nine One Fi\c is at 915
Dual St. Call 2%-(66Y9.

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High School to help fund new uniforms for the football team. Here, bank President Karen
Sharp and Executive Vice President Kurt Lewin present the check to Coach Robert James
and some players.

Figg designed Seven Mile Bridge

BRIDGE / From 15

Linda Figg as she pumped her fist
in the MnDOT cafeteria in. St.
Paul moments after the last bid
was opened.
Figg, chief executive officer
and president of Florida-based
Figg Engineering Group, is part
of the team that is the apparent
winner of the bridge rebuilding
That team is led by general
contractors Flatiron Constructors
Inc. of Colorado, Manson
Construction Co. of Washington
state and Johnson Bros. Corp. of

Florida. Figg's firm is the lead
bridge designer.
In other words, Figg's vision
is the one that will span the
Mississippi River when all's said
and done.
What will it look like?
That's secret as are all the
other details of the four bids -
until the bid is officially awarded,
McFarlin said, citing state bid
disclosure laws. The bid is
expected to be officially awarded
before Oct. 15.
It could look like just about
anything, based on past designs
by the Figg Group, whose motto
is "Creating Bridges as Art."

Designs have included the
sailing cable-stayed Chesapeake
& Delaware Canal Bridge in
Delaware, the low-profile Seven
Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys
and St. Paul's Wabasha Street
Figg promised the appearance
of at least some aspects of the
bridge will be up to Minnesotans.
The company prides itself on
a workshop-style process that
solicits ideas from the public. A
recently opened bridge in Maine,
for example, incorporates granite
details, an idea that emerged from
such workshops.

Class members' backgrounds varied


Also, prosecutors Manny
Madruga (Key West) and Pat
McCullah (Big Pine Key) from the
State Attorney's Office, consultant
Mindy McKenzie (Key West),
Patty Murphy of The Reporter
newspaper (Tavemier), Britt
Myers of First State Bank
(Marathon), state Rep. Ron
Saunders (Key West), Florida
Keys Aqueduct Authority execu-
tive Kerry Shelby (Key West),
Michael Shields of Paradise Dance
Theatre (Key West) and attorney
Robert Stober (Tavemier).
SAlso, Vicki Walker of TIB Bank
(Key Largo), Dianne Weitz of
Fishermen's Hospital (Marathon),
Trich Worthington of Orion Bank
(Marathon) and John Underwood

of Tinsley Advertising- (Coral
Gables). Underwood was selected
for his long-time participation in
the program as a presenter.
Leadership Monroe operates
under the auspices of the
Community Foundation of the

Florida Keys and is governed by
an 18-member board led by Chris
Sante (Islamorada), president;
Mark Kohl (Tavemier), vice pres-
ident; Venita Garvin-Valdez
(Marathon), secretary; and Dianna
Sutton (Key West), treasurer.

I briefs

TDC has opening
on Key Largo DAC

Key Largo's District Advisory
Committee 5 to the Monroe
County Tourist Development
Council has a vacancy coming up
for a person who owns or man-
ages a hotel, motel, campground
or other lodging.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 5.
Contact the TDC at 296-1552 with
questions or to get an application.
On a related note DAC
Chairman Ronnie Harris has
decided to cancel the DAC's
meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
so the next meeting is scheduled
for 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Marina
del Mar, Key Largo.




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Pennekamp cleanup
needs volunteers

Staff at John Pennekaimp
Coral Reel State Park ut Kev
Largo have planned a coastal
cleanup for x a.m. to noon
Oct. 6.
Volunteers are needed to
help remo e discarded fish-
ing ine. bottles. cans and
nuscellaneous trash from
patch reefs witlun the park.
mile marker 102.5.
Participants must provide
their on boat and trans-
poration, and are required to
attend a mandator. logistics
briefing at 0 p.m. Oct. 3 at
the park \ visitor center.
For more inlomiation, call
Park Nlan.ner Pat ellsls at
4 1- 12102.

Free inoculations
offered to seniors

The \Vi.itin Nurse
Association is pro iding flu
and pneumon shols at all
iMonroe Count,. Nutrition
Program suie and senior cen-
ters throughout October.
The program is directed at
high-rik groups. Shots are
free for seniors presenting
Medicare cards show ing theN
have Part B Medicare cover-
age. Others ie the cost is
$30 for flu shots and $35 for
pneumonia injections.
The schedule.
Ke, West Truman
School Nutrition Site and
Senior Center Oct. 17 from
10I a.m. to 2 p.m. at li.llb
Georgia St. Call 295-5106 or
Big Pine Nuntiion Site
and Senior Center Oct. IS
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 380O
Key Deer Blvd. Call 872
3617 or 872-.300.
.Marathon Nutrition Site
and Leavitt Senior Center
Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at 535 33rd St. Call 743-
3346 or 743-400S
Plantation Key
Nutrition Site Oct 19 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Plantation Ke\ Goemnment
Center, 88800 Overseas
Highway. Call 852-7133.

Keynoter photo by ALYSON CREAN 4
Last Stand board member Dennis Henize (above, right), who L- '
Sunday was honored by 1,000 Friends of Florida, works with U: "
kids at Key West High School teaching conservation. Former
County Commissioner Shirley Freeman hosted this year's
annual meeting in her historic Key West home (right).

Last Stand celebrates 20 years


keep it green


Without a handful of con-
cemed citizens, the Keys would
be a very different place.
Test missiles might fire every
week from Cudjoe Key and be
shot down over the backcountry.
Two waterfront nature preserves
could now be bristling with con-
dos. Oil rigs might have sprouted
from the coral reef.
Twenty years ago, though, a
handful of outraged citizens
banded together and called them-
selves Last Stand. They helped
stop the missiles, drew attention
to proposed oil drilling and over
the years preserved rare green
space in the Keys.
Over two decades the faces
have changed, as have some of
the issues, but the fire and dedica-
tion is as strong as ever.

"There's a relentless .push
from the other side for develop-
ment," Last Stand President
Albert Sullivan says "The threat
is' always there. It's important to
educate the new people about
protecting the Keys as being dif-
ferent from the rest of Florida."
Sullivan's been on the board
more than three years.
Last Stand celebrated its 20th
anniversary Sunday at the Nancy
Foster Eco Discovery Center, the
main office of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary at the
Truman Waterfront in Key West.
Appropriate, since Last Stand
was instrumental in helping
establish the sanctuary in the
The nonprofit group originally
came together to protect Key
West's Salt Ponds from develop-
"Going back to the very
beginning," board member
Dennis. Henize said, "preserva-
tion of the Salt Ponds has always
been considered a big success."

Henize has lived in the Keys
more than 30 years. He's been on
Last Stand's board for about
During Sunday's celebration,
he was awarded Florida's
Community Steward Award by
the 1000 Friends of Florida, a
nonprofit environmental group.
"Dennis's intelligence, level-
head, integrity, work ethic, com-
mitment and good humor have
been among the most important
assets the Keys' environmental
community has had over-the last
30 years," said environmental
attorney Richard Grosso, who
nominated Henize.
Not every fight was a success;
many resulted in mixed out-
Last Stand tried vigorously to
stop development of Peary Court,
a U.S. Navy-owned chunk of
land between White Street and
Palm Avenue in Key West. One
board member went so far as to
threaten to blow up developers,
eventually serving prison time for
his passionate opposition to the
housing that now occupies the

Proposed waterfront devel-
opment called Watermark ended-
up a mixed ending.
Last Stand opposed the expen-
sive condos at the Key West
Bight, faulting plans that exceed-
ed the city's own height limita-
tions. Last Stand won and the
condos didn't go up. However,
Harbor House is now breaking
ground on the same site. It is
within the height limits, so there's
no impetus for Last Stand to fight
There's a long list of issues the
275-member organization contin-
ues taking stands on:
+ Affordable housing.
+ Runway extension at Key
West International Airport.
Cruise ships.
The county's tier land-map-
ping system.
Overall habitat preserva-
When Margaret Mead said "a
small group of thoughtful people
could change the world," a plucky
bunch-in Monroe County took it
to heart. And indeed, they have. "

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compete Sunday

Beginning and
Sadxanced skateboarders
can complete in a Sunda.
eventt at the Ke\ Laigo
Community Park.
Running from 4 to 8
p.m.. the competition \ ill
include the One-Mmnuie
Run and other skills
e-ents. Skaters can enter
a., advanced. intermediate.
beginner. or beginner
under age 9. Prizes
Incliide complete board,.
skate to ol.. T-shirts and
E KRegistration take, place
SuLnda\ and all contestants
must hale a v. i\er on file
%. ith the ho,,I YMCA.
Entr\ tee is '5. which
includes ll events.
Skaters \ ill be required to
hai've a helmet. \kri t
guards, and knee and
elbo\, pads.
For more information.
call Kerr\ Co.sme at the
YMCA. 4-3-34_22.

Youth hoops
set for Upper Keys

The Florida Ke\ \Youth
Sports Foundation lha, a
southh basketball league
starting and has scheduled
registration da\ .
PlaI is, for bo\s and
girls ages, 7 to 14 as ot
Sept. 1. Costs $35.
Registration is from 5
to p.m. Oct. 16 and 23
at the KeN Largo
CommunitL Park and from
5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at
Founders Park in
For more information
call Am\ at 453-I00fl-

More sports online

For additional co% erage'
of the late golf match
betr een Marathon and
Ke', West, and the Ke\
\\est track and olleN ball
teams, go to www.keynot


storm over

Moore Haven

Soares' long
punt return
is the winner
Senior Staff Writer

The winning edge for Coral
Shores in a victory over Moore
Haven could have been a close
loss to Key West High School,
the Hurricane coach says.
A 76-yard punt return by
Jason Soares in the fourth quar-
ter carried the Canes over the
host Terriers, 22-14, Friday in
Moore Haven.
"It was another learning
experience for us," Coral
Shores coach Todd Gideon
said. "We drove a long way and
played in a tight game."
"Maybe the tough battle
against Key West [a 15-7 loss
Sept. 7] helped us in a tough

battle against Moore Haven,"
he said.
Moore Haven essentially
played Coral Shores (1-2 regu-
lar season, 2-2 overall) even
through three quarters.
The Hurricanes, toning
down their passing attack in
wet and drizzly conditions, pro-
duced their most effective
ground game of the season.
Junior quarterback Chris
Rini scored the Canes' first two
touchdowns on runs of five and
seven yards. He also led the
team in rushing with 118 yards,
and Julius Blankenship ran for
74 yards.
Travis Sebastian returned
from injury, taking over at cen-
ter from senior D.J. Farr, who
moved to right guard. "The line
played well," Gideon said.
"Eric Waite [a 6-foot-4 junior]
See FOOTBALL / 20.

Day before,
Marathon's 3rd
at Keys college
Keynoter Contributor

A bit drained from two meets
within 20 hours, both the girls'
and boys' Key West High School
swimming teams still defeated
Wellington High at the Florida
Community College Aquatics
Center Saturday morning.
The girls won, 87-82, and the
boys won, 76-66.
"They were tired but main-
tained the times they have been
doing," coach Lori Bosco said.
Being tired didn't affect soph-
omore Max Kohler, who swam
the 500-yard freestyle in 6:01.04

to finish second to teammate
Travis Stokes and lower his previ-
ous-best time by 16 seconds.
Kohler's sister, Rachel, won
the girls' 500 free in 6:23.15 and
was also on the winning 200 and
400 freestyle relay teams with
Alessandra Hally, Noelle Lark
and Effie Ford.
Hally also won the 100 and
200 freestyle, and Ford won the
50 free and 100 backstroke.
For the boys, senior Luke
Knight won the 100 free and the
100 breaststroke and, with Kohler,
Stokes and Jake Brown, was on
the 400 free.relay team that won
the morning's final event.
Friday aftemoon, in a meet
with visiting Mater Academy and

See SWIM / 19

Keynote Photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Marathon's Vanessa Sardina spikes the ball as Key West's
Jessica Bodmer attempts to block the hit; The Dolphins
defeated the Conchs in three straight games to win their
second match of the season.

Dolphins upend

Lady Conchs

It's the second
time this year
for v'ball team

The Marathon High School
girls' volleyball team scored a
much-needed victory over vis-
iting Key West High School
Monday in a battle of two
struggling Keys' programs.
The Dolphins defeated the
Conchs in three straight games,
25-19, 25-20, 25-16.
Senior Alexis Culver led the
Dolphins with nine kills and an
ace, while Jessica Brier and
Shelby Kuck each had five kills

of their 'own.
The Dolphins built a 16-8
.lead in the first game before
allowing the Conchs to rally by
misfiring on several serves.
"We missed eight serves in
the first game. That's kind of
been our downfall," Marathon
coach Kevin Freeman said.
"Even though we won, they
had some momentum" going
into the second game.
Freeman said the Dolphins
managed to hold a steady lead
in the second game, though the
team's intensity was lacking.
"We couldn't get much start-
ed. It felt like we were up a lot,

See VOLLEY / 20

Swimming Conchs

drown Wellington

Keys Sports & Outdoors

Wednesday, September 26,2007

No contest for Lady Eagles

Senior Staff Writer.

The Lady Eagles knew they
needed a few things to go their
way in Friday's Island Christian
rematch with rival Princeton
Instead, everything went the
ICS way.
Before an enthusiastic, sign-
waving crown, the Lady Eagles
barreled through three straight
games to beat the Lady Panthers,
25-15, 25-15, 25-14.
"The girls were ready for
them," Eagle coach Sheryl Yost
said. "We had super practices, and
they were psyched all day at
Princeton beat the Eagles in
four games in a Sept. 11 match in
Miami-Dade. But two of the
Panther game wins were close,
decided by errant ICS serving.
"This time, we kept
[Princeton] off the net,"-Eagle
senior captain Carrlee Pinder said,
"and we put most of our serves
Friday, Island Christian (4-2)'
simply did everything better than
Princeton serves, digs, passes
and kill shots.


Boyd win

SWIM / From 18

Marathon, Brown swam a per-
sonal-best'59:36 in the 100 but-
terfly, just missing Knight's
school record of 59:05.
The Conch boys lost to Mater,
51-33, bitt outscored Marathon,
which had 10.
The Key West girls, again
dominating the freestyle events,
took first place with 44 points,
while Mater had 37 and the
Dolphins 13.
Victorious for Marathon were
Matteo Curruro, who won the 200
boys' freestyle in 2:02.29, and
Melanie Boyd, who won the 200
individual medley in 2:28.92.
Key West, which swam late
Tuesday in Miami against Belen
Jesuit, Lourdes and Doral
Academy, has one more home
meet the Monroe County
Championships with Marathon
and Coral Shores on Oct. 10.

Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Coach Sheryl Yost encourages the Lady Eagles in their
dominating performance over Princeton Christian. They are
(from left) Melanie Meroni, Brittany Messinger, Jenny Glaze,.
Danielle Price and Jennifer Subic.

Even freshman setter Brittany
Messinger, who still needs to
grow a few inches to hit 5-foot-
even, lasered in a kill shot from
center court. --
In their first and only home
match of the fall, Eagle fans also
got their first look at sophomore
Jenny Glaze, a talented sopho-
more transfer.
Early in the third game, Glaze
delivered a string of eight serves
that decided the game when it was
just getting started.
Glaze proved just as efficient
at the net, and running down
errant passes.
Island Christian made several
impressive saves on rallies that
seemed to be going Princeton's
.way, largely by staying calm, in
position and in control.
"The attitude is a lot better this

year," Pinder said. "Everybody's
giving a lot of effort."
Sophomore veteran Jennifer
Subic nailed several kill shots and
connected on two serving aces.
Freshman Melanie Meroni
worked into the rotation and
served a dozen points.
Messinger uses an underhand-
ed serve but has developed a con-
sistent placement that put her
among the serving-points leaders.
"This doesn't mean we'll beat
everybody left on our schedule,"
Yost said, "but we means we
should beat most of them. We'll
give it a shot."
Thursday, the Eagles travel to
face Redland Christian, one of the
most formidable teams left on the
regular-season schedule. The dou-
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had his best game yet at left
Middle linebacker Courtney
Dixon, a 6-1, 190-pound fresh-
man, led the Hurricane defense
with eight tackles.
"Moore Haven's quarter-
back and tailback were fast and
shifty," Gideon. said. "It was
hard to bring those guys down.
Playing up at their place, I was
happy to come hold them to 14
A key interception by junior
defensive back Ryan
Biordoletti stopped one, drive
by the Terriers.
Coral Shores took the. first
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score on Rini's 5-yard run.
Moore Haven answered in
the second quarter but missed
the point-after, setting the half-
time score at 7-6.
" The Hurricanes mounted
their second long drive, "very
methodical," Gideon said, to
score on Rini's 7-yard run in
the third.
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--: briefs

Rain washes out
Hurricane sports

Weather washed out t\
sports events planned Mon
the Upper Keys, and stat4
scratched a football game
uled Thursday.
Coral Shores' junior-
football team was schedu
play its only home game
season Thursday, but the op

the lead, 14-13, by the end of
the third.
After the Hurricane defense
held in the fourth, Moore
Haven punted away. Soares, a
sprinter for the Coral Shores
track team, found a crack and
raced for the end zone for the
go-ahead touchdown.
Coral Shores kept up' the
fourth-quarter pressure, Rini
throwing to Randell Jackman
for a 31-yard gain that put the

Hurricanes nearly on the
Terrier goal line.
The Canes lost the ball there
on a fumble, but the Terriers
were called for a holding penal-
ty in the end zone an auto-
matic safety. That put the final
22-14 score on the board.
Coral Shores is scheduled to
return to action at home at 7:30
p.m. Oct. 5 against Highlands
Christian (0-3) of Pompano

Betancourt aces five

Dolphins earlier this season.
VOLLEY / From 18 "I think we did alright. We'll
keep working hard and going at
but every time I looked up we it in practice and polish all the
were only up three or four" new skills [the team has learned]
points, he said. this season," she said.
Freeman said the team played Hulme said Jessica Bodmer, a
much more consistently in the capable server, played an out-
third game. He said Jeanette standing game at the net for the
Betancourt, who had five aces in Conchs.
the match, helped the team build The Conchs (2-12) played
a lead with her serving. Tuesday at Reagan/Doral High
Key West coach Jessy Hulmne School in Miami, while the
said while she was disappointed Dolphins (2-5) faced off against
in the outcome, her team has Westwood Christian. Results
shown significant improvement were not available at press time.
compared with its loss to the

was ordered to be disbanded by
the Florida High School Athletic
The JV Canes expected.to play
wo big a freshman squad from Class 6A
Iday in Stoneman Douglas High School,
Rules but the state ruled Stoneman
sched- Douglas could not field a fresh-
man team in addition to its JV
varsity team.
led to Coral Shores' first home cross-
of the country meet of the year was can-
ponent celed by the storm fronts that
drenched South Florida. Three

visiting teams and the host

Hurricanes planned to make the
3.1-mile run at John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park.
The Cane cross-country teams
are slated to travel to the Spanish
River Invitational meet Saturday
in Boca Raton.
Monday was even too wet for
the Coral Shores' svim teams,
which had a meet scheduled at
Founders Park against Marathon
High School and Carrollton.
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Cross-country Fins split win

The boys win,
the girls fall
against Patriots

It was raining torrentially
and they weren't exactly sure
whom they might be running
against, but members of the.
Marathon High School cross-
country team did get a match
in Monday at Sombrero
Country Club.
Chances were good the
Dolphins might run against
themselves since scheduled
opponent Island Christian
School has not fielded a team
this year, but Florida Christian
School did show up.
The boys picked up their
first victory of the season, 23-
38, while the girls fell 36-20.
"They seemed to be having
a really good time," coach
Amy Urban said of the rain-
soaked match. "Actually, they
got some personal records in
the rain; compared to last
week they did a lot better.
Urban' said the cooler
weather allowed several run-
ners to best their previous

times, in some cases by more
than two minutes. The team'
has also been doing drills
aimed at teaching the kids to
run at an even pace.
"We're trying to get them a
good pace so they know how
to run when they begin,"
Urban said.
Naomi Valerdi continues to
shine for the Dolphins; finish-
ing first among the girls in
SValerdi finished well ahead
of her personal best, but Urban
said she is convinced the sev-
enth-grader can do better.
"She can run faster than
that; but she never has any
competition. A girl from the
other team was running with
her so it was pushing her,"
Urban said.
Following Valerdi to the
finish were Emily Brandjes
(25:40), Kelsey Won (26:16),
Marcy Brandjes (26:33) and
Melissa York (28:05).
On the boys' side, senior
J.J. Cadwell and eighth-grader
Tommy Dodamead continued
to challenge one another.
Urban said Dodamead fin-
ished ahead of Cadwell for the
first time in 21:17. Cadwell

finished in 21:34 as both run-
ners shaved significant times
off their previous records.
Following them to the line
were Riley Durkin (22:51),
Matt DeFillips (23:10) and
Thomas Bowersox (25:07).
The Dolphins will run next
Oct. 11 at Westwood Christian
at 4 p.m.

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1924 Funston Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in
question. You are required to contact the Monroe County
Supervisor of Elections, inKey West, Florida, no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to
respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the
Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide
voter registration system.
Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.
Monroe County Supervisor of Elections
530 Whitehead Street, #101
Key West, Florida 33040
September 20, 2007
Por este medio:
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1924 Funston Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Se le notifica que se ha cuestionado su aptitud para votar. Usted
tiene la obligaci6n de comunicarse con el Supervisor de
Elecciones del Condado de Monroe en Cayo Hueso, Florida, a
mas tardar treinta (30) dias despu6s de la fecha de esta
publicaci6n. No responder tendrd por resultado una
determinaci6n por parte del Supervisor de la ineptitud suya
para votar, por lo que se sacara su nombre del sistema de
inscripciones electorales del Estado.
Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.
Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe
530 Whitehead Street, #101
Key West, Florida 33040
September 20, 2007 Published Keynoter 9/26/07

Key West High School football
coach Robert James looked up -
yet again at a scoreboard
whose red numbers showed his
team was down by a touchdown
and not even a minute had
"I knew then that the night
would get bad," James said
Monday, reflecting on the opening
of Friday night's 39-3 loss to dis-
trict rival Monsignor Pace at home.
In a preseason game and in the
regular-season .opener at
Marathon, the Conchs trailed after
the opening kickoff was returned
for aTD.
This time, a fumble on the first
play by sophomore quarterback
Phillip Young was returned 62
yards for a touchdown and a 6-0
Pace lead.
Still, there was no hint the
game would deteriorate before a
hopeful crowd the way it did, with
Pace quarterback Von Thomas
throwing four scoring passes that
small, disoriented Conch defen-
sive backs were helpless against.
On Pace's first possession,
Thomas threw two- incomplete
passes and then was intercepted
by sophomore Chris Harris, who
ran 32 yards to set up a first down
at the Pace 18 yard line.
The Conchs, who fell to 2-2,
got as far as the 6 but had to settle
for a 26-yard field goal by

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The Conchs (right) got down early and never recovered. Now
both Key West and Monsignor Pace are 2-2 in District 16-3A.

Thomas Daubs that made it 6-3.
Thomas then took over, throw-
ing TD passes of 19, 18 and 49
yards for a 25-3 lead before half-
time. Pace's fleet receivers got
behind the Conch defensive
backs, the 5-9 Harris and, in one
instance, senior Michael
Harris "was in good position
but a couple of times he made the
wrong turn," James said. "He tried
but they were faster and taller.

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There was not a whole lot we
could do."
Pace (2-2) added two TDs in
the second half on a 54-yard pass
and a 39-yard interception return.
The Conchs were held under
100 yards and Young completed
only one of nine passes. "He
jammed his finger [the previous
game] and it affected his throwing
motion," James said.
James praised Alfred
Rahming's running, John
Jackson's offensive line play and
Korey Rodriguez's and Juan
Marquez's defensive efforts.
The Conchs will try to get off
to a better start when they play
Gulliver Prep at 4 p.m. Friday in


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Keys Fishing

Wednesday, September 26,2007

A dolphin here, a dolphin
there is the way it goes in the
blue water these days. If
there were more boats out
looking there ma\ be more
success, though.
One lugh point in the off-
sh'ihe s,-ene is the Islamorada
hump. \hide dropping for
amberjack, Capt. Kevin Kelly
hooked and caught a Warsaw%
grouper that tipped the scales
at 4. pounds. His Mlotltio Ide
customers also caught three
amberiack and a good num-
ber of blackfin tuna.

Reports from the previous
w eek tell us the \ellowtail
snapper has slowed downn
\nsome~ hat. The reason i,
probably\ that the current is
either nonexistent or the \er\
calm seas that produce clear
water have the snapper too
w\ an.
The spawn is over, an\ -
wai, and the relatively\ ea.\
\ello'. falling of summer is a
thing of the past for the most
part. Charter captains are
:waiting for the winter species
to show up and rum on.

Gulf, bay
No telling Gulf report
set. but Capt. Lou Brubaker
did have a half da\ on the
near Gulf this week. He
reports the action was very
good on trout, ladyfish, and
mangrove and lane snapper.
And some mackerel were
cruisin, behind the boat.

Flats, backcountry
Snook action seems to
headline the reports this week
The snook are being
caught around islands in
creeks and in the runoffs on
the flats around Flamingo.
Sea trout action is good also.
There is some discolored
\.ater in Flonda Ba\ that
mav be an algae bloom.
Several guides have reported
the off-color water just
behind Islamorada out
around Twin Keys, although
the water is clear beyond the
Tw in toward Rabbit Keys.

--Brad Harding

organizer of the
10th annual
World Wide
Sportsman Kids'
Fishing Derby,
weighs a
Sunday's event
drew more than
300 children in
Each child not
only got a
chance to fish
from the docks
at the World
Wide Sportsman
but also
=' -. received a free
rod/reel combo
and tackle box.

7th slam. looks like record

Callion, Podowski
awaiting word
from the IGFA

The 48th annual Marathon
International Bonefish Tour-
nament is in the books the
record books.
Capt. Jack Callion of
Marathon and angler Mike
Podowski of North Fort Myers
did something Sunday no other
anglers have done in the history
of International Game Fish
Association recordkeeping:
they caught and released their
seventh grand slam (a grand
slam comprises a bonefish, per-
mit and tarpon all caught and
released the same day).
Podowski is in the process
of documenting the feat with
the IGFA. If accepted, it would
break the previous record of six -
shared by two others.
Callion and Podowski have
fished together since 1987 and
did not realize the significance
of their slam quest until recent-
ly, Callion says.
"I was sitting down with the
IGFA record book and noticed
how close we were having six
at the time," he says. "The

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Cal Sutphin.

thing that
is interest-
ing with
slams is
that they
were all
done using
test only.
quite a
feat. One
of the per-
mit that
we caught

in one grand slam measured out
at 43 inches overall length."
Be-cause of their propensity
for catching slams in the three-
day Interna-tional Bonefish
Tourna-ment.- this was, their
sixth slam in the tournament
over the years an anony-
mous donor a few years back
supplied the trophy for a new
division that previously did not
And no surprise in this
year's event was that a Callion
won the grand-slam trophy. But
it was John Callion, 18-year-
old son of Jack.
The younger Callion, a cap-
tain in his own right, fishing
with angler Rick Stem of New

Jersey completed the trifecta
with help of a 29-inch bonefish,
which was the deciding factor
in beating out his father Jack.
Asked if there is a competi-
tive streak between the two,
dad replied, "I am so proud of
the job John has done. I'm sure
it is in every ounce of John's
being to beat his father, but I
couldn't be prouder for his
The 29-inch bonefish caught
by the team of Callion/ Stem
also took largest fish honors in
the tournament.
Capt. Albert Ponzoa of
Marathon and angler Gene
Ford of Maryland dominated
this competition from start to
finish, ending with 35 bonefish
(that's roughly 23 percent of all
bonefish caught in the tourna-
Second place overall was
Gary Brown with 26 fish, guid-
ed by captains Butch Hewlett
of Marathon and Tim Carlile of
Sugarloaf Key, last year's win-
ning guide.
Grand Champion Team with
12 bonefish was awarded to
Dave Slicklen and Jim
McHales, both from

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

Now through Nov. 30:
Key West Fishing
Tournament. This popular
8.5-month competition tar-
gets more than 40 species
of fish. Contact Doris Harris
at 295-6601 or (800) 970-
9056. by e-mail at director
.com, or visit www.keywest
Sept. 28 to 30:
Mercury Baybone
Celebrity Tournament. Key
Largo. The second of three
tournaments comprising
the annual Redbone
Trilogy, the Baybone tar-
gets permit and bonefish
to raise money for cystic
fibrosis research. Contact
Gary Ellis at 664-2002, e-
mail redboneinc@aol
.com. visit www.redbone
.org, or write to RO. Box
273, Islamorada FL 33036.
Oct. 7 to 12: Mercury
Outboards' Bonefishing
World Championship/
Islamorada All-Tackle
Bonefish Tournament.
Proceeds are to be
donated to local charities.
Contact Charlotte
Ambrogio at 664-2444, e-
mail csasun@aol.com or
write to PO. Box 1063,
Islamorada FL 33036.
Oct. 12 to 14: Take
Stock in Children Back-
country Challenge. Key
Largo. Anglers fish for
snook and redfish to ben-
efit the statewide scholar-
ship program. Contact
Sue Finney at 451-2467. e-
mail keyshomesrus@bell
south.net or write to PO.
Box 252, Key Largo FL 33037.
Oct. 19 to 20: Casting
for Cats Women's Back-
country Tournament.
Islamorada. The tourna-
ment benefits Caring for
Cats. a non-profit that res-
cues, spays/neuters and
cares for feral cats in the
Upper Keys. Contact
Sharon Mahoney at 664-

See SUTPHIN / 24

24 Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Keys Sports & Outdoors

26 anglers catch and release 154 bonefish in total

SSUTPHIN / From 23

Massachusetts fishing
Capt. Billy Rabito.
In the Ladies Division,

fishing with 11 fish was Lynn
Goodwin from Key Colony
Beach guided by Capt. Chris
with Morrison of Marathon. Junior
Division leader was Ian Eckert
fin- fishing with dad John Eckert of

Big Pine Key. Ian caught and
released three fish total.
The Wet Pants Division, a
favorite among the hardcore
anglers where the only rule is
no boats, was won by local Jill

City of Layton Fiscal Year 2007-2008
The proposed operating budget expenditures of the
City of Layton are 15.7% more than last years total operating
General Fund millage rate 1.100

Bell with five fish caught.
Tournament director
Lindsay Rabito-Leonard
'reported 26 anglers caught and
released 154 bonefish, 18 on
fly, one on artificial, five grand
slams, seven tarpon and seven
"As usual, we had a wonder-
ful tournament held at the
Sombrero Country Club. In
spite of the fact that businesses
are struggling, this amazing
city of Marathon came together
for our tournament with most
generous gifts of door prizes
and sponsorships. Oh, the joy

of living in a small community
where people really care. God
bless them all."
With 48 years down and a
big 50 coming in two years,
Rabito-Leonard baits all of us
with the hint of something big
to help celebrate the oldest
fishing tournament in the Keys.
"The people who fish this
tournament are our largest sup-
porters and one angler said he
would pay for a band to cele-
brate our 50th year. There's so
much work in putting these
together, we might have to start

Estimated Revenues
Taxes: Millage Per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 1.000 $85,000

Sales and Use Taxes
Charges for services


Intergovenmental Revenue $5,000

Fines & Forefeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue
Licenses & Permits

Total Sources
Transfer in



Total Revenues Balances $548,470







Total All

$50,000 $118,000
$500 $20,790

$50,500 $280,860
$55,000 $95,110
$22,250 $750,250

$450,000 $127,750 $1,126,220


General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Human Services
Internal Services

Total Expenditures




$45,500 $135,710
$60,000 $98,700

$60,000 $105,500 $375,970


$22,250 $750,250

Total Appropriated Expenditures,

Reserves and Balances


$450,000 $127,750 $1,126,220

Published Keynoter 9/26/07



The City of Layton has tentatively adopted a
measure to increase its tax levy.
Last year's tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy ........$85,499
B. Less reduction due to value
Adjustment Board and other
assessment changes ...................$ 2,730
C. Actual property tax levy ..........$82,769
This year's proposed tax levy ......$88,359

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a
public hearing on the tax increase to be held.
Monday, October 1, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Layton City Hall
MM 68Y2 68260 Overseas Hwy.
Layton, Long Key, Florida 33001
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed
increase and the budget will be made at this
Published Keynoter 9/26/07


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Wood Dock Replacement, Piling Repairs,
Concrete Resurfacing & Repair, Boat
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Painting & Paper Hanging
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Bug Prool Pest Control
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Mike Olness Construction. Inc.
F ; niu.ir inil ri:i. ri; illI Tiili
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Solar Shield Urethane
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Contractors are required to list their license numberss.

Friday Io S the S SeS nesd y issu

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intent to-sell these vehi-
cles on 10/7/2007,8:30
am at 5409 Overseas
Hwy #317 Marathon,
FL 33050-2710, pursu-
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of the Florida Statutes.
INC. reserves the right to
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and/or all bids.
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ant to subsection 713.78
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West, FL 33040. The
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'Phone: (305) 743-0033

RFQ# CODE 10-2017
,, 1fl .-1 IS HEREBY (G.\ IN that sealed proposals will be received by the
CITY OF MI kI \ I HON, until 4:30 P.M., local time, Monday, October 15,
2007, at the Clerks offices of the City of Marathon located at 10045-55 Overseas
fliill... ... Marathon, Florida, 33050.
The City of Marathon, Florida, hereby requests, sealed "Statements of
QJu.tliti... I.r .' from firms or individuals experienced in providing Code
Enforcement Board .Ai.'.r, Services.
The work for which proposals are to be submitted consists of:
A. Statutory Authority Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, the Local
Government Code Enforcement Boards Act, authorizes the creation of adminis-
trative boards with authority to impose administrative fines and other non-crimi-
nal penalties as a method of enforcing city codes and ordinances where a pend-
ing or repeated violation continues to exist. The Marathon City Council appoints
members of the Code Enforcement Board and legal counsel for the Board. The
Act provides enforcement procedures, hearing procedures, notice requirements
and appeals. The Act further authorizes the appointment of legal counsel for
enforcement boards created under the Act.
B. City Code Chapter 10 of the Marathon Code adopts Ch.ai. r 162, Florida
Statutes subject to amendments from time to time.
C. Meetings The Code Enforcement Board hearings are currently scheduled
on the second Wednesday of every month and each m.:.: ri,' is from one to four
hours. Emergency meetings may be called on short notice. The attorney is
responsible for the preparations and review of Board orders.
D. Qualifications The applicant must be a member in good ..lii din_' with
the Florida Bar with a thorough knowledge of Chapter 162, Florida Statutes and
the provisions of the Marathon Code. Experience with real property law and
quasi-judicial administrative hearings is helpful.
E. Term The term of the contract will be for a twelve (12) month period with
options to renew annually at the same hourly rate. The contract will provide for
compensation based on an hourly rate with payments to be made monthly.
Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with .k Il- I
instructions as set forth in the contract documents. Bid documents may be
examined and obtained online at www.demandstar.com.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irreg-
ularities, technical errors and formalities, and to award the contract as it deems
will best serve the interest of the City.
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On.Iy $3 extra per iss e

September 26, 2007

C ot o1 Mai atllo long atd ale- PI k fA it iid. 't Ir
position, pays $10.00 an hour. Must be able to work
evenings and weekends. This position is responsible for
providing mid-level staff support services for the City's
Parks and Recreation Department. One year experience
working with, and supervising youth in an
educational or recreational setting for ;, ii I.i, .,.. I or
one .. ..' "r' nnr i,,i.' r.,,- i. :,- '*. ith adult recreation
or ellin.JII"II l p..r..-IJI i !i .,....., [ul applicants must
undergo drug screening, driving record and background
check. Apply at City Hall, 10045 Overseas Hwy between 9
a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit our website www.ci.marathon.flus
for an application. Applications may be faxed to
305-289-4143. Drug Pree Workplace, EOE.

Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys
*Ft mily Physician
*Certified Nurse Midwife
*OB iGYN Physician
*Pt. Care Techn.
*Pt. Financial Svc. Spec.
*Dental Assistant
*Dental Hygienist
-Outreach Worker
*Social Worker
Competitive salary, tLtcllcnl fringe benefits
Applicants may apply in person at
Marathon Health Center
2855 Overseas Highway, MM 48.5
Marathon, FL 33050
or fax Resume to: (305) 254-4987
For more information: (305) 252-4872

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for the Marathon/Layton area.
Deliver our newspaper 7 days
a week between 4 a.m. &
7 a.m. This route pays over
$300 a week, with a $100
signing bonus (After 30 days
continuous employment).

Call Tom at (305) 743-5551,
ext. 19 for more details.

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ceased, and (2) any ob-
jection by an interested
person to whom notice
was mailed that chal-
lenges the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of
the Personal Represen-
tative, venue orjurisdic-
tion of this Court.
DATED this 26th day of
September 2007.
Niki D. Bremberg Manley
17193 Buttonwood Lane
Sugarloaf Shores, FL.
As Personal Representa-
tive of theEstate of DON-
Attorney for Personal
Attorney at Law
420 Fleming Street
P.O. Box 1367
Key West, FL
Publish September 26,
October, 2007
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Fishing Buddy Dec-
April. No drinking, you
furnish the boat, I'll fur-
nish the fuel and bait. Call
collect: 304-768-2264
Carlie Damron
Free Ads
Free Bar, heavy, 99" x
28", tongue & groove,
cabinet, wood edged,
Formica top. 743-2366
FREE Kittens! 2 Female
& 1 Male. All fixed and
litter trained. Call (305)
743-7008 or 289-1987.


260 General
Advertising &/or Boat
Sales. P/T -F/T, top com-
missions, sales exp. &
dependable transporta-
tion required. Retirees
welcome. 305-872-3123.

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is currently hiring:
Class A or 8, 2 yrs.
exp. necessary
HELPERS: Starting
pay $9, Raises based
on performance.
Apply in Person:
4290 Overseas Hwy


Guidance Clinic of the-Middle Keys'
Helping people cope.

Sfull n paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or lax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.qcmk.ara. EEOC/DFWPA

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Satellite Installation Technicians
MasTec Advanced -.ch iolugiei:., North America's largest DirecTV
Home Service Provider, is a growth oriented .-.li.Iei. installation &
servicing company with : .Mi.I 1EDIATE openings in the Keys area.
(Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Stock option, paid Vacation)
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. A valid driver's license,
is required. Must be able to lift 50 Ibs., climb a ladder, work at
heights above 10 feet, and work in attics and crawl spaces.
All applicants must undergo drug and criminal background screening.
Fax resumes to 214-483-5127, email: atjobs@mastec.com,
apply online: www.mastec.com. Reference Job Code:MK-516
For information 800-532-4991
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Classifieds 305-743-5551

September 26, 2007

260 General

Assembly Tech: Fast
paced for grills,
wheelbarrows. Tools &
transportation needed.
Call 888-316-6380

Supei# l
Brand New State of the
Art School! Grace
Jones Daycare is looking
for 2 full time motivated &
responsible teachers.
Min. State mandated
hours, starts at $9 per hr.
Salary Commensurates
higher qualifications.
Please call Iris at
Captain needed, FIT,
atTilden's Scuba Center
in Marathon. Please call
743-7255 for interview
Carpet installers/mea-
surers needed for imm.
yr. round work in the
keys. Must have own van
& tools. CI. Nazima
Construction Co.
seeking Recept/Admin,
ft'Mid Keys project.
Must pass drug test.
resume to: 305-289-0848

260 General

Dental Assistant want-
ed. Exp. preferred but will
train right individual to
work in the Middle keys.
Full Time plus benefit
package. Send resume
to Fax# 305-289-8920 or
call 305-289-8915 or

with the Keynoter's
classified section.

* RNs ICU & ER


* Medical Lab Tech

* Billing Clerk Cudjoe Key

* Health Information

Management Tech

Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 743-3962

I.H 0 S P I T A L

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

260 General-

260 General

Dolphin Research Kennel Assistant/
Center currently has a Housekeeper
FT opening for an 'Housekeeping and ani-
Animal Care & Habitat mal care duties required.
Specialist. Must be diver Must be able to lift at least
certified, physically fit, 50 Ibs. This P/T weekend
and able to lift 75 Ibs. position will only be filled
MTust work well with by a compassionate, car-
animals and have ing individual that loves
knowledge of dive to work with animals and
equipment maintenance people. Please call Mara-
and repairs. Must have thon Veterinary Hospital
clean driving record, at 305-743-7099.
general handyman skills, JIi'ItNrlON!
be physically fit, and able T
to work in the Florida
heat. The successful Key Bana Resort
candidate will be Apparel has openings
responsible, organized, for P/T sales associates
and motivated with for both seasonal and
excellent team player year round positions.
skills. Benefits include Seeking friendly, mature
medical insurance, and motivated team
401(k), paid vacation and players. Contact Sharon
holidays. Job 305-289-1161.
descriptions available at: Landscaping Co. seek-
www.dolphins.org. ing experienced MGRs &
Stop by to fill out an labor. Full time/yr round.
application or e-mail your (p) 866-487-3053 (f)
resume to: 888-816-9185.
drc-hradolphins.org Marathon Garbageis
Earn Cash Every Day! seeking an exp. welder.
Earn up to $100 per day Pay based on exp.
or more. Friendly Cab Apply in person @
Company of Marathon is 4290 Overseas Hwy
looking for safe & de- Mate with Capt Lic.
pendable drivers with a 80' Sportfish. Flatsfish-
Friendly attitude. No ex- ing exp helpful, local
perience necessary. All knowledge (Duck key,
shifts available: Call Lee Mthn) Good Pay/Full
at3s 4 Mthn) Good Pay/Full
at305-304-3331. Benefits. Drug Free
Exp. Appliance tech 305-797-0876 Iv mess.
needed. Tools, valid dr. Mechanic Trainees
lic., and reliability No experience neces-
required. 664-3662. sary. If your eager to
Experienced marine life learn, we're willing to
collector wanted F/T. train. Excellent wage/op-
Marathon area. Call portunity for growth. Con-
201-852-1252 tact Rob 305-743-2631
FIT Security Guard Painters, painters
needed. helper, and labors need-
Islamorada area. edCall 305-253-2212
305-743-3143 Part-time help needed.
FT Routepersonfor Callfor details
Marathon vending co. 743-0354 or
M/F. Reliable a must. 305-896-1757
Clean driving record. .
Bondable. Moderate lift- Subscriptions
ing. Will train. Some 7435551
mech. ability helpful. 743-5551
References required.
Call Harry. 305-289-7886

,,:itedig" nurse ,s7ci.:onl
& hiispire of the, f, rida hea S ,
An importantjob, a great piace, a top-notd tea..
r111. UNI.NG HL. L I I t ':IAP L .lISIUEL 1-H H[4O
*Physical Tlie apkist '
FTl bW-V O'pya
*R -ii"i-irI Nurses
F, TPT-Vp P .r Kpyi &iSa. N I
Salaried and per-visit positions, flexible
schedules available.
Competitive wages & benefits including health &
dental insurance, 403b, holiday pay, o-.ii.ou3iing
education, accrual of paid time off, '1, .call &
mileagereimbursement. PT benefits available as
well! Visit us online 'a.-. t '.'*-". .- r,.., ,t, r "
contact Barbara Fernandez, IR Director via
e-mailfax- ,i e 'l 4 ( .. I.. E. :
or via fax .3:.- u'- yy oGti 'li\IP C OF

260 General
Excellent pay, paid holi-
days and vacation; medi-
cal insurance. Must be
reliable and have good
driving record. Drug free
wrkpl. Apply @ 10937 O/S
Hwy or call
Plumber Wanted with
experience. Top wages
paid. Earnie Alexander
Call 305-743-3883
Property maintenance
manager, general main-
tenance, housekeeping,
dock hands.
Immediate openings.
Tile and Flooring sales
person to assist custom-
ers in selection and lay-
out. Commission with
base salary and good
benefits. Respond to PO
Box 500602, Marathon,
FL 33050. Ref# 1324
Wanted P/T help in a
small swimming pool
business. Interesting
variety of different tasks.
Call 305-849-7705
16' 2001 WAHOO w/
90hp Mercury Engine,
comes with aluminum
trailer. Nice boat asking
$8000. Must sell. Also 16'
1998.WAHOO. Complete
new Awl-Grip Paint job.
Boat looks sharp. No
trailer. $3500. Boats
redone@#1 Boat Repair.

All classified line ads so.
on our website


Dental Assistant want-
ed. Exp. preferred but will
train right individual to
work in the Middle keys.
Full Time plus benefit
package. Send resume
to Fax# 305-289-8920 or
call 305-289-8915 or
Temp FF/Paramedic
Fire Rescue MAR $18.09
Per Hr. 4 Positions Avail.
REQ: Voc/Tech School,
FL FF Min. Standards, FL
Paramedic, CPR, and
EVOC certs; 1 yr rel exp.
free Wrkpl E.O.E
Deadline: Open Until
Leasa, 292-4557;
Temp FF/EMT Fire Res-
cue MAR $16.45 Per Hr.
2 Positions Avail. REQ:
Voc/Tech School, FL FF
Min. Standards, FL EMT
or Paramedic, CPR, and
EVOC certs; 1 yr rel exp.
free Wrkpl E.O.E
Deadline: Open Until
Leasa, 292-4557;
RN and MA openings for
busy Medical practice in
Key West. Flexible
scheduling. Excellent
pay. Please fax resume
to Florencia (305)
728-3756 or e-mail to
Or call 786-594-4217 for
more information.

Check out the
employment section
of the Keynoter Classifieds.

Office Clerical

Assistant, FIT. M-F, 8-5.
Detail oriented, some
accounting exp. helpful.
Pise call 305-743-4422
Bookeeper, full time,
needed for small
business. Benefits avail.
Call 305-522-9277.
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.
Atkins Engineers is
opening offices in Jack-
sonville, Destin and Key
Largo, Florida. We are in
need of architects/engi-
neers with a background
in structural, mechanical,
electrical and/or plumb-
ing. Must have experi-
ence in design and con-
struction. Bachelor de-
gree in engineering or ar-
chitecture preferred.
Email resume to:
atkinsengineers.com or
Fax resume to

Call Classified

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for planning, directing and coordinating
complex and diversified operations of planning department for the City,
including comprehensive master plan, land use development, zoning.
Manages department staff and administrative/financial functions
including budgets, sets department goals, objectives and evaluates their
effectiveness. Attend meetings and conferences concerned with
designated areas of responsibility.

REQUIREMENTS: A degree in urban or regional planning or related field;
six (6) years experience in public administration or land planning,
including three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity, or any
equivalent combination of relevant training and experience; knowledge
of public administration with particular reference to county and municipal
administration. AICP accreditation and/or an advanced degree preferred.
Proficient in computer programs, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, strong
analytical skills and presentation skills. Drug free work place. EOE

SALARY: $70,000 to $78,000 depending on qualifications.

TO APPLY: Send resume to Susan Funk, HR Director City of Marathon,
www.funks@ci.marathon.fl.us, or fax to 305-289-4143. Applications
are available online at www.ci.marathon.fl.us.

September 26, 2007

Classifieds 305-743-5551

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Prominent member-
business seeking mature
applicants experienced
in Quickbooks,
customer service, and
various computer skills.
Salary based on experi-
ence and performance.
Email resume to
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels

Grassy Key Resort
Group seeking exp'd:
Housekeeping / Laundry
Manager$11 perhour
plus cash incentives.
Front Desk/ Reservation
person $13 perhour plls
monthly bonuses.
Call 305-393-6968 be-
tween 2 and 5 PM, askfor
Paul to set up interview.
Find your

SFea /. m

in our classified
or online at

280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels

Hawk's Cay Resort. Is
hiring a Restaurant
Manager with at least
2+ years proven
experience in an upscale
environment: Candidate
should be a team leader
with a positive attitude,
strong work ethic and a
commitment to
excellence. We offer a
unique opportunity tobe
a part of the new Hawk's'
Cay experience and
invest in yourfuture
career. Apply in person at
Human Resources,
61 Hawk's Cay Blvd,
Duck Key or online at:
Hawk's Cay Resort is
hiring experienced wait
staff. Our Servers/
Bartenders earn
outstanding gratuities
and enjoy excellent
benefits. To join our
dynamic team, you must
be service oriented and
present a professional
image. Please stop by
Human Resources or
send your resume to:
hr@hawkscay.com '
61 Hawk's Cay Blvd,
-Duck Key, FL. EOE &
Drua Free Workolace.

Coastal Realty, Inc.
On Summeriand Key Is looking for one
Top Producer to join our winning team,
If you are a proven self-starter who
wants to have the benefits associated
with the affilali3:in of Chrlslie's Great
Estates Call Al Leder at: (305) 304-7359
to arrange a confidential interview.


REoarc & rMlin3
The %'estin Full-Time
B Hllnian

- Husict
Room \ttenlidari[
STurn down -rlendAlnt
. I loumcnian Irominn
- Hoi It- an l i (hdnl)poill
SLine Cook
SReservation Agent

Banana Bay Full-Time
- AM Server
- Front Desk Agent

Sut se.te Fu11. -TL.imL
- Line (. ,ok
PM RBu'.er
H i 't lilhdn
I Room RAt Ii(i lnt
-'Pool Mttenddnt

Sherh'lorl SuiIrs
Sheralon Full-Tine
* ront Desk Agent
* Il111 Cook
- Boutique Associate
Sheraton Part-Time
SPM Server

Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Street, Key West
Apply in person or Email resume to:
j nnifer.strickling@cwestinkeywestresort.com


360 Professional
Spanish Tutor, all
levels. $20 hr. FL Cert.
Teacher. Marathon area.
Flex. hrs. 201-289-6887.
alexfederal.vahoo com


515 Antiques-
Authenticated Atocha
Emerald. 11.55 carats.
Appraised at $81,775.
Will sell for $25,000.
Call 954-818-1542
545 Yard Sales
Flea Markets
Fri 9/28 Sat 9/29, 8am-
1pm. At The Reef
MM50.5 Marathon. Pool
furn, small appls., etc.
MM 74.5 B/S Fri/Sat
9/28-29, 9am-4pm, 230
Gulfview Dr. Something
Sea Base SCUBA
YARD SALE 9am-2pm
Fri. 9/28, Sat 9/29. Regs/
gauges, BCDs, tanks,
wetsuits, misc. MM73.8
Bayside Islamorada
AKC Mini Dachshund
Black and tan, short hair,
3 females left. $400 OBO
305-872-7258 or

i Great Pay,
Please stop by I
28500 Overseas High
for an EmploymentA]

X .- 7

;ash Incentives
little Palm Island at
iway on Little Torch Key
application or call 872-2524

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Exotic Bengal Kittens
Spotted little leopards,
marble. TICA Reg. Shots
Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924

Deli/Restaurant equip-
ment. All you need to
start your own deli oradd
to your restaurant. Great
condition & great deal.
Call 305-923-1029
Forklift For Sale
Runs great
Call Dave 305-731-5521
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Hot Tubs For Sale
2 Hot tubs
$900 each
Mattress Set, Queen
Size. Plush, Orthopedic
with 20 yrwarranty.
New in plastic.
Cost over $1,000, but will
sell for $250 cash!
Call 305-453-0188.
colors to choose from.
Alex 786-412-4859



100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons eautyrest *
Marathon MM 54.5 *743-7277
Pig C ..-pi 1.1 -? .-295-8430


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

825 33rd St., Marathon

Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578


610* Business
Well established Keys
high profit business with
loyal client base & annual
renewals. $249K.
Landscaping Business
est. 1978 Irg. customer
base, all equipment incl.
2 vehicles and trailer,
$60K Call Tobe Creed @
Exit Realty
305-743-9292 ext 105
Turn Key Small engine
repair & sales business
located in Marathon.
Extensive clientele. Con-
tact Don 305-743-7590


Homes for Rent

A Marathon 2/2 open
water views, concrete
dock, fenced yard, all
tiled, C/AC, W/D. F/L/S
$1500/mo + utils. Long
term 914-522-9092
Affordable WATER-
BR's, most with dockage,
some with views, start at
$1 100/mo.305-872-2750

-, immaculate
Beautiful Islamorada,
B/S, 2/2, furn, W/D, H.O.
park w/boat ramp, cov
parking boat/bar. No
smoke/pets, $1600 mo.
F/L/S 786-543-3052
Big Pine 2/1, Beautiful,
spacious, stilt on canal.
Dock, grdn, W/D, AC/HT,
1 yr lease $1800 +utils,
F/L/S 305-923-9589


Homes for Rent
Big Pine Key, 2/2 canal
front, A/C, dock, no pets,
no smoking. $1650/mo,
yearly lease. F/US Own-
er/agent. 305-304-9128
or 305-304-6949.
Big Pine Large 2bd, 1 ba
on canal, concrete dock,
tile flooring thru-out,
fenced yard, c/AC, W/D.
$1600/mo 305-395-0816
BPK 3bd/2ba. Canal,
fenced. W/D h-up, work-
shop, easy bay access/
corian/tile. $1800/mo.
F/L/S. 305-304-1934.
BPK-3 Bd/2 full Baths
stilt home. Elevated
deck. House is on two
wooded acres with a
natural pond in the Key
Deep Refuge. C/Air,
laundry rm & Storage rm.
Very quiet. No neighbors.
Just off Key Deer Blvd.
$1700/mo. F/L & $1K
sec. Call 304-2124 or
isafaripbellsouth.net -
. Cudjoe Key New con-
struction, 1700 sq ft. 3/2,
new furn/dock. Avail Nov.
1st. 1yr lease, $2500/mo,
FLS. Brad Baker Remax
Keys to the Key.
Direct 305-745-8897
Duck Key 3/2 single
family home. Spacious
with garage, like new.
$2800/mo + util. F/L/S.
Call 305-743-0235
Duck Key, Exquisite 2/2,
SF Home, like new,
furnished, lease with
option. F/L/S, $2,750 mo.
+ util. 305-395-1893
Key Largo MM.103.52/1
with parkaccess. $1300
per mo, utilities separate.
Avail. Sept 15th. Pets
allowed. 970-232-5998.
Marathon. 1/1 Cottage.
Unfurn, W/D, new appl., 2
A/C, large yard & wood
deck. Quiet, great loc. No
pets. $1100/mo + util.
F/L/S. Yrly Lease, Ref.
743-3008 or 304-6357
Marathon 2/2 + office,
W/D, DW, central ac, Ig
deck, parking. $1500 mo.
F/L/S. References. Call
Gordon Smith, Bascom
Grooms RE
Marathon 3/2 Newly
renovated waterfront,
fenced $2500/mo. F/L/S.
Also for sale $799,000.
Ed or Brenda 743-6332
Marathon 3/2 New
waterfront home (ocean),
with 50' dock/lift.
Features: marble floors,
..stainless appliances,
fully furnished ready for
long term rental. $2,500
month. 786-344-8879
Marathon 3/2 Nice, spa-
cious, w/ garage and
fenced yard. Pets ok.
$1900/mo + utils.
731-6368 or 731-6565

Homes for Rent
Marathon 3/2 on Gulf
side waterfront lot. Large
low maintenance yard,
room for boats.

Marathon 3bd, 1.5ba
Furnished, deep water
canal, ocean side.
Seasonal, avail Oct 1..
F/L/S. $1600 mo utils:
included. 305-234-1152
Marathon, Crane Point.
2/1.5, deck, porches,
yard, central air, use of
community area, small
pets ok. $1475/mo +
utils. Rita (305)849-3521
Marathon- Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521
Marathon Tri-level 3/2
Furn, on canal, 3 doors to
ocean. $2500/mo. F/L/S
Call 305-743-3271 or

Waterfront j
MM 90 B/S 3/3, chefs
kitchen, room for your
yachts. Sunsets year
round. 305-989-6028

MM99. Oceanview. 3/2.
2200 sq ft, 2 canals &
dockage.$1900/mo +
util. 305-926-5183 or
Summerland Key.
New 2/2 + office&
walk-in closet. On Niles
Ch. Canal/ Dock. C/Air,
no pets/smoke. $1600.
F/L + $1000/Sec.
305-872-2752 ''
3/2 Canal front home
with 60 ft dock $2,600 mo
2/1 Canal mobile home
with dock $1,500 mo Fast
Ocean access! (Key Lar-
go MM 106) One year.
lease. Bring your boat!
Call for details:
199 Fontaine Dr. located
in Islamorada Village on
Lake Fontaine,
-oceanview 3bdrm & 3bth,
tiki & dock on canal w/
direct ocean access.
$2300/mo- annual lease.
Pis. call 305-592-4366
Miami, photos availaj(e
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Mara. Mobile home 1/1.
*Key RV park. $750/mo +
utilities, free cable. Boat
ramp. Escrow required.

Call Classified


Classifieds 305-743-5551

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

iSraathon 1/1 w/ Fl room
on the water. Very nice.
Smoke free. $1000 mo +
utils, annual lease.
Marathon. 1 Bdll Ba
trailer. Key RV Trailer
Park. $750/mo. plus
utilities. $750 deposit.
Marathon 2/1 Mobile
home for rent.
In Key's RV Park.
$1300/mo. + utilities.
Call 305-747-0258
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon on canal.
Keys RV. 1 or2 bdrm,
Fl room. Cable included.
$1100/mo. + utilities.

I L* Listing
iLce 3 bdrm, 2 bath, ac,
hot tub, Ige prvt back
yard. $1600 mo +sec
Oct 4 occupancy. Call
Richard 305-432-0023

725 Apt Condo-
Duplex for Rent

A 2BR/1 BA duplex, MM
92.5, C-A/C, carpets,
clean. $1,150 mo. F/L
$575 sec. yr. lease
942-6088 Avail Oct 1
A remodeled 2 bedrm in
Marathon. All tiled.
Screened porch. Recent
updates: bath, kitchen,
quiet and private, large
yard w/ new landscaping.
$1,375./mo. Yrly. Avail.
Sept 15.
Aiso waterfront 1/1 in
Sombrero, $1,100. mo.
Fred, Waterfront Special-
ists, (305) 481-7164.
Affordable Apt, Mthn.
1/1 unfum ground fir, like-
new, clean. Some until
incl. F/L/S..No pets, year
lease. 305-743-6088
Apt. 1/1 down, quiet
neigh, tile fir, Ig kitch/
dine, Ig BR, I.r. opens to
canal $1,100. Big Pine
Key. 850-566-3104

Aot-Condo 2b/2b MM
982nd fl w/d, F/L/$500.
$1350 util extra, dock
avail, boat ramp, no pets
no smoke. 305-240-0711
BPK 2/1 Canal front
duplex. Clean, quiet,
W/D hook-up, storage,
seawall $1300/mo.
F/L/S. 706-969-9082
Canal 3/2 2nd fir, Mara-
thon, Irg open area kitch/
dining/living rm, screen
porch, W/D, DW, C-A/C
$1900 mo. incl utils. Avail
Cgt. 305-923-6609

Duck Key Condo 1 B/1 B
part. furnished.
No pets/smokers.
F/L/S. $800/mo. Yr/lse.
Grassy Key Studio Apt.
Completely renovated.
$800/mo. Utilities includ-
ed. No pets. Available
10-1. Call 289-0402.
Islamorada Duplex.
2 Bedrooms/1 Bath.
Near Islander Motel.

Islamorada, Very large
1 Bd/1 Ba. apt. furnished.
Sauna, pool, fitness rm. 2
prkg spots. Dock avail.
786-457-1700 or

KCB-$1250/mo. Furn.
half dup, 1/1,'bt dkg, W/D,
WIFI, Dig. Cbl. 77 Coral
Lane. Option to buy!

Key Colony Bch. Large
half duplex, 1/1 on canal.
Furn/unfurn, W/D, min. 6
mo. lease. $1500/mo +
util/sec. 305-367-0266
Key Colony Beach,
2Bd/2Ba. Half Duplex.
$1500/mo. F/L/S.
Call 305-942-1060.
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, MM102 1 bd,
1 ba unfurnished, newly
renovated, quiet location.
$875/mo incl utils. F/L/S.
305-731-9559 after 5pm
Key Largo, very nice 2/1
dplx, H/O park w/ ramp,
beach. $1400 incl until.
Pets OK. 305-942-6510
Layton Bayview 1/1 on
canal. Newly remodeled,
storage, community W/D,
$900 + utils. No smoke/
pets. 305-481-4843
Layton Cheerful CBS
1/1, FIrm, oncanalin
quiet area. W/D. $900 +
utilities. F/L/S. N/S, no
pets. 480-200-9189
Long Key 2bd, 2ba
large 1500 sq ft apt,
bayview. $1400.
Bill 305-304-7530


Long Key MM 68.5.1/1
on canal, 105 S Layton
Dr. Great Location!
$1000/mo. F/L/S. Incl.
water. 410-365-8268.
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup,'parking in front,
pets OK, very clean..
$1100/mo F/L/S
Marathon 1Br/1Ba half
duplex, 43rd St Gulf.
W/D hook-up & fenced in
yard. $825/mo. F/L/S.
Marathon 2/1 canal,
recent remodel, Irg
rooms, W/D, DW, C-A/C
$1700 mo incl utils. Furn
or unfurn. Avail 10/1
Marathon 2/1 half
duplex, 1st Ave Gulf.
Fenced yard, W/D
hook-up. $1150/mo.
F/L/S. 305-394-3923
Marathon 2/2 duplex
newly remodeled, new
appl, W/D, ocean view,
waterfront w/ dock,
Sombrero area
$1800/mo. Unfurnished
& yearly rental.lnc yard
service. 743-5076 or
Marathon 2Bd/l Ba.
Unfurnished, dockage.
$1600/mo + util. F/L/S.
May consider pets.
Call 305-743-0235
Marathon 2 bdrm apt
Both w/2 full size beds.
Fully furn, yearly, W/D,
air, good parking, util inc,
$1650/mo. Credit refs
cked, F/L/S, No pets.
Marathon 2bed Newly
remodeled,clean, fncd
yard, carport, tile, W/D
hook-up, $1250 F/L/S no
pets. 481-5057
Marathon 5 room half
duplex for rent. $1400
mo. Yearly lease. Incl
gardener. 10855 6th Ave,
Gulf. 305-743-5438
2Bd/1 Ba. W/D.
Pets possible.
$1200/mo, plus F/L/S.
Call 305-395-1117
Marathon effcy
Clean. $625 includes
water. F/L/S.
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$225/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
Marathon Unfurn, large,
1 bd apt. Central location.
$1100/mo incl water &
garbage. Days 393-9345
evenings 743-6286.

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Luxul ? br/2 l,'2 ba Fall.-VViitiei
Prvv;,ce. A, ,at anI. 31d surils s l~~c
Ponlidieep .vmter dork.AlI 3n-enate5
Monmhlyi.'isonal (954) 801-67417
or da-c3rmricchcri 206i'i'.-ioa corM

MM 105 2BR/1BAw/Ig
porch & private yard,
c/ac, quiet street. util incl.
$1350 mo. F/L/S Avail
10/15 954-549-877.9
MM 105 efficiency w/
private'yard, utilities
included. $690 mo.

MM 90 B/S 2/1,
furnished, utilities/cable
& dock space included.
Annual. 305-989-6028
Mth waterfront. Newly
remodeled studio. 40'
Deep dockage, $925/mo.
No pets, F/L/S 481-5057
Mthn-Coco Plum 2br
condo on water. Turn
key, furn, pool, ramp,
dock, tennis, cvd prkg
long or short term
dallas 080@yahoo.com
Mthn Furn 1rm studio
Private entrance. Sm
pets neg $650/mo inc
elec, water/ basic cable.
F/L/$300 Sec. 942-3806
1/1 on canal, boat slip
available. No pets. Avail
immed. Laundry facility.
Central air. $800/mo +
$1350 sec. 743-7693
740 Roommates-
Rooms for Rent
Marathon 1 roommate to
share 3/2 $600/mo $600
dep, W/D. Must be em-
ployed and honest, no
smoke/pets. 896-6184
Vacation Rentals
Apt. studio MM 90. full
equipped, cable tv, AC,
dockage, lagoon front/
access to coean. Wk-
monthly 786-586-8230
Big Pine Key, Canal
front, 3/2, dockage for 21'
boat, 3 bay garage, large
walkaround screened
porch, fully furnished,
sleeps 6-8, minimum 28
days, available now.
Big Pine Key MM 29
2/1, furn, on beautiful
wide, oceanside canal,
excellent location, dock.
$1500/mo 305-853-0953
Check out our weekly
and long term rentals at:
Corn call 305-743-8328


September 26, 2007

Vacation Rentals
CROWDS ... solar pow-
ered home in secluded
neighborhood in Key
Deer Refuge. 2BR/2Bath
on sailboat canal. Big
Pine / No-Name Key.
Monthly. 561-736-0786
(day) 561-734-2652 (eve
& wknd)
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591

Looking for a Rental-
Want to rent months of
Feb and March, water-
front, pool, 2 or more
bedrooms and baths.
Marathon to Key West
area. Have 2 small pets-
well trained. Contact:
Robin 410-829-8849
Marathon private 2/2
tropical paradise. 60' of
dock, tiki, open water
views. Winter & Summer
rental. 305-743-5444
Sombrero Beach home
2Bd/2Ba with dock.
Within walking distance
to beach & shopping.
Short term or Long term
rental. 305-965-4621.

790 Business
Property for Rent
Aircraft Hangar/War-
house CBS bldg, con-
crete floor, bathroom,
door opens 40' wide,
drive in easily, storage/
wrkshp, side entrance to
street for office etc. Call
Big Pine Key MM29.5.
1300 sq. ft. commercial
unit available soon. Call
305-395-3333 for more
Commercial building
for rent 2400 sq ft. Doctor
office orfor retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802
Commercial Space
Available Now. Approx
1500 sqft on US1 across
from John Pennekamp
$1500 mo plus elec.
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350
people $500.1 for50
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call.
after 3 pm 305-852-1872
Marathon Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location 3rd Generation
building, 700 sq ft.
$1250/mo. 481-5057

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

790 Business
Property for Rent
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces from
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. 2 mos
free w/ 1 yr lease. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840


Waterfront RV Lot For
Rent MM 112.5 Fits 28ft
RV/Motorhome. Pool,
boat ramp, dockage
available. $800/mo


Homes for Sale

A CBS 2/2 By Owner
1.5 lots,+ guest qrts dn
w/full bath. 60' concrete
dock on canal, ocean, no
bridges. MM 27. $899K.

Call Classified

Homes for Sale

Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$370K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
House Sale -Trade
$350K-$450K+ will pay
difference in value, Palm
Coast, Fl. pool home.
Long Key Waterfront
3Bd/2Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock, seawall,
boat ramp, sewer in.
$645K. 386-439-9622
Palm Harbor Factory
Prices!!! Modulars,
Mobiles & Stilt Homes.
Call 800-622-2832
Stilt Homes. Modular &
Stilt Homes. 140 mph
zoning. We build, sell &
deliver. We do it ALL.
Eliminate builder
mark-up. Call the factory.
John Lyons
800-622-2832 ext. 210

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Homes for Sale

Tavernier 2 story, 2/2 on
deep canal, 60' concrete
dock, 2 car garage, lots of
storage, excellent view.
$749K 561-994-0047
812 a Mobile Homes
for Sale

Key Largo Mobile Home
2/1 6000sq ft, completely
remodeled. Cent A/C
room for a boat. Privacy
fence all around, de-
tached 3rd room w/A/C
MM104 Oceanside
Marathon, MM 47..
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn 2/2, 1400sq ft.
C/ air, new tile, covered
porch. $79,000 plus lot
rent. 305-766-0650
MM47 Galway Bay 2004
Hurr built mobile on wa-
terfront / dock $159,900
OBO 305-743-6200 mqr
Mthn 2/1 Furnished
New tile, patio, 4 parking
spots, living room, cov-
ered front deck. 1571 O/S
Hwy Info: 786-356-1680
2006-14'X60' 212, vinyl
siding, shingle roof, cen-
tral AC, many upgrades
added. Meets all codes.
Must be moved. Asking
825 Condo
Duplex for Sale

A Mthn lb/lb updated
condo, c/AC, balcony
overlooks wide canal,
pool, dock avail, across
from golf course. $276K.
Owner Pat 631-793-0360
SPA Like new, water-
front, 2bd /2.5ba w/ great
rental history. $475K by
owner. 305-289-1526
Islamorada Duplex,
2 Bedrooms/1 Bath.
Near Islander Motel.
KCB 1Bd/1Ba.
Call 305-289-1741
for details.
KCB Casa Clara condo
2bd, 2ba. Must sell.
for details.
KCB Waterfront 1 B/1 B.
Owner financing avail.
Mthn Condo 2/1.5
Water view. Spacious &
Immaculate. Must see!
1200sf. $385K Owner

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on our website


860 Out of State
for Sale

Branson MO 2 duplexs
fullyfurn, lakefront, 1031
exchange for condo,
house, Keys area.
net ph413-478-3275 paul

880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Big Pine Key Lot with
Permit. RARE. Drs. Arm
canal, cleared, 3/2 CBS,
60x100+ Reduced
$325,000 954-396-2292
Build your waterfront
home w/ NO ROGO,
1 TRE for Lower Keys
Excl. Big Pine.
Four TBRs for Sale.
Two Market Rate TBR's
for sale in Marathon:
Asking $150,000 each.
These units will allow you
to startbuilding your new
home immediately. No
penalties to be paid to the
City. Best Price in
Marathon! I can do your
permitting and build your
new home too. Call Bill
Daniels at 305-481-0736
Oceanfront lot WITH
Bldg permit. All utilities
there. Key Largo Silver
Shores subdiv.
$599,900. Frank (954)
38' x 66' zone MH or RV
w/ water, electric, cable &
sewage incl. 35 ft dock
use. Great for RV 40'
plus. Was $250K, Now
$240K! 760-340-1403
or 760-574-4915
Find your

in our classified
or online at

Startingat $8,000i
Bi Pin Ke 30

Pr.. eSout

890 Business
Property for Sale
Marathon Zoned
Commercial Fishing
2-lots-new modular office
12'X40' central A/C with
handicap bathroom, 5
new boat slips with water
and 30 amp electric to
each slip. Price reduced,
May consider trade.


Power Boats
11' 2004 Boston Whaler
tender. 25 hp Merc. 2
stroke. Very clean, low
hours, new bottom paint.
13' 1986 Boston Whaler
2000 25HP Yamaha 4
stroke w/trailer. $4000-
16' Silver king Flats,
w/90 hp Yamaha, cover,
trailer, 2 pushpoles, and
trolling motor. Exc. cond.
runs great. $8500.
942-2546 or
18' 1979 Hydra Sport
with trailer 100hp
Johnson.Boat needs
some work. $1600 obo.
Marathon area.
18' Century 2003, C.C.,
1 5 HP4-stroke 2003
Yamaha. $14,000.
Call Shelter Bay Marine,
w/2003F 115HP 4 stroke
Johnson. Call Shelter
Bay Marine, 743-7008
22'1995 Bayliner. I/O
Mercury 4.3 V6, depth
sounder, bimini top,
carry on aircruiserAC
incl, mechanically sound.
$4500 obo. Janis at
Harbour Point Marina.
22.5' Osprey '95 Evin-
rude 225, T-Top, live
baitwell, electr. Ready to
fish or dive. Many extras.
23' Aquasport Walk-
throught 200 hp John-
son, w/trailer, excellent
project boat $3000.
942-2546 or

8% nertesl 2 yrs balloon 10 yrs amoritazation
Monthly payments of $940
on $77K investment
Property in Marathon (305) 289-1500

Lowest Priced Office Condos In Key West!t
Courthouse Business Ctr. 300-302 Southard St.
Starting at $87,200. Call Linda Walker, (305)
923-3107 or Angelo Morrison, (305) 797-0622.

Fower Boats

23' May-Craft 2003,
w/2003F 200HP Yama-
ha. Call Shelter Bay
Marine, 743-7008
23' SF Worldcat 2005
Twin 140 suzuki +/-
100hrs.-T-top, GPS,
VHF, cd/stereo, kept on
davits in Marathon.
$45,900. call
25' Hydra Sport CC'99 2
225 evinrudes, low hrs.
auto pilot, windlass, trail-
er, 2 color GPS/finder.
$28,500 664-4601

26' 2007 Albin Center
console, 370 Volvo jack
shaft I/O dual prop. New
boat. Warranties incl.
Asking $130K.
Call Brad 305-48.1-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales.
28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$67K. 305-743-3436
31' Ocean Master
Cuddy. Brand new,
rebuilt in 2006, new 250
Verados, full electronics,
custom built. Finished
by Spencer Marine.
Call Brad 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
32' Motor Yacht 1989
Excellent Condition!!




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subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act of 1968.
As per and according to
Sec. 804. (42 U.S.C.
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sale or rental of housing
and other prohibited prac-
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advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination
based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national
origin, or an intention
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Power Boats

34' 2006 Buddy Davis,
Center Console, Twin
275 Mercury Verado's.
Full Furuno electronics &
auto pilot. Turn Key
ready to go fishing. 50 hrs
on motors, w/warranties.
$250K value. Accepting
offers over $180K!
Call Brad 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales

34'2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twn Detroit
diesels, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen. cell
410-903-6148 Marathon

60' Guthrie Sport Fish-
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. $80,000,
OBO. Health forces sale.
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
I can help you sell your
boat &/or buy a new/used
boat. Marathon. Call
Brad 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales

26 Macgregor 97 Honda
50 Water ballast, 9"draft,-
new alum trailer,well
equipped,in Islamorada
$15K 303-703-3482
30' Hunter 1982 Self tail-
ing wenches, set-up for
single hand, auto helm,
new awl-grip, 20HP
Merc. $12K 743-9004
32' PDQ 1995 Sailing
Catamaran. $86K,
Aircon, Full Gaily, full
head, 2 showers &
dingy. KW,305-731-6795
1170 Outboard
Inboard Engines
Yamaha Outboard.
2000 225hp OX66 Fl.
30 inch shaft. Incl. SS
prop, controls & gauges.
Looks & runs great.
Dock Rentals/Sales
Boat storage for rent.
Starting at $12/ft. Key
Largo. On'site fuel-
services. For info:

Dock Rentals/Sales
Coco Plum Legal Livea-
board slip. Deep Water
Dock. $550/mo.
Dockominium 60ft
Conch harbor marina key
west bight (slip 31) Will
not last $599k call Rob
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
Protected dockage
bayside marina Key
Largo. 4 ft. draft. Live-
aboards accepted. Must
be in good condition and
mobile. $500 per month
+ utilities. Call Tanya
AA Dave buys permits
SoAti Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
Canoe. Wide, strong &
sturdy, includes
oars and anchor. $250.
Commercial fish zoned
storage yard for sale. MM
25 on US1. Forklift for
$4,950. Trap bouys $.50
cents ea. 305-289-0064
Gated Storage
Boats, RVs, trailers. For
best rates call Gary
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryer for res;
Marine Contractor
Shutting Down -
Bargains On Every-
thing, including parts.
Everything must go!!!
Cranes, barges, push
boats, drill rigs, dredges,
2 Menzi mucks, 2 very
large excavators, floata-
tion foam. Many other
misc. items. 743-0354 or


Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheel,
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft-
mo. Emil 305-731-3386
Stone Crab Business.
32' 1986 Cat Limbo, 3208
Cat. 1240 Stone Crab
certs, type B. Approx.
275 traps. Many extras.
$34K. 727-992-6153.


Island Auto Sales
is having a huge
inventory close-out sale.
$$$ Prices Slashed $$$
islandan d Auto Sales***
*MM 26.5 Ramrod Key*
*****(305) 872-2801***
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
92 Cadillac Allante pe'aa
wht Convertible. Ask for
photos at captr2@aol.
com Mint, 80K miles,
$13k B/O. 305-743-8438
02 Nissan Maxima
Power windows/doors,
A/C, stereo. $9600 OBO
1360 Mopeds-
1998 Harley Davidson,
Electroglide 98th Aniver-
sary edition. Loaded,very
clean new tires, 47k
$16500 obo 825-1500
1370 Trucks-
SUVs Vans
00 Dodge Conversiorn"
van. Good condition.
$8,900 OBO. Call
93 Mercury Villager.
New tires, battery &
brakes. $750.
Call 305-394-0976
1380 Campers
Recreational Vehicles
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's MM 100 451-4555
1390 *
05 Enclosed US Cargo
Trailer. Great condition.
Shipping weight 12001bs.
Call 201-852-1252

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