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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: October 13, 2007
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Get reaay to pay more


Tackling tuna. snagging
sailfish. happy hour for bay
birds and hon a bonefish
changed a life all that
and so much more in
Fishing the Florida Keys,
in your Key.notr toda\.


The Upper Keys Tasters
Guild pits nwne against beer.
Islamorada Community
Entertainment looks to cast
"The Nutcracker." the
Waterfront Pla house fur-
ther south also has casting
calls and so much more in
L'Anirudes. in ~our
KeY.a',et today.




Busiriess 20
Classifieds . 42
Living . 22
Opinion 6
Sports/Outdoors 37
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To stabilize budget, Willi proposes
raising fees virtually across the board


Net fees for building, plain-
nine and code enforcement could
add close lo $2.5 million to coun-
t\ coffers.
The Monroe Countr Com-
min kOi i which ineet, \Vednesda.y
in Ke\ \\est. a1lll consider new


fee schedules to offset one of the
tightest budget years in recent
history.
Growth management Director
Andrew Trivette-told the com-


mission in July to expect the new
fees, which he says are more real-
istic in terms of the costs to the
county.
"These are suggested fee
increases representing the costs
associated with providing these


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Keynoter photo by KYLE TEAL
EVERYBODY IN THE POOL: The Coral Shores Hurricanes lap island rivals Key West and
Marathon on Wednesday in the Monroe County Championships at the Florida Keys
Community College aquatic.complex. See story, Page 37;



ADA lawsuits costly


Some businesses
say they often
are unnecessary
By KYLE TEAL
K I: .!, l. ,i- l.. ricc-' I

Oer the pat half decade. a
Cudio:e Ke', resideiit lias filed
more than 510 laiuiint against
buLness o% ners, nan\ ot v.homrn


operate up and down the Keys, in
an effort to push them to comply
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990.
But many business owners say
the lawsuits and associated costs
are unnecessary; a simple letter
requesting they come into com-
pliance would do the trick, they
say.
Daniel Ruiz, a disabled former


resident of Miami and Michelle
Wisniewski of Cudjoe Key are
both members of the Association
for Disabled Americans, a group
that's helped litigate cases to
bring buildings into ADA compli-
ance since 1995.
Ruiz now lives in Alabama
and has stopped filing complaints
in, South Florida. But
'Visniewski, a Vietnam veteran,

See LAWSUIT /4


services," Trivette wrote in a
memo to the commission. "It is
our intention to assess these fees to
those customers using the service
rather than the taxpayers at large."
He said the move will ease the
county' reliance on property taxes.
If approved by the commis-
sion, the fees could kick in imme-

See FEES / 2


Crab traps


are ready


to pull

Season starts
this Monday,
fishermen hopeful
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

After days of soaking, com-
mercial fishermen make the
first pull of their stone-crab
traps Monday.
"I'm taking my last load of
traps out now," longtime fish-
erman Bruce Irwin said
Friday.
"You never know what it's
going to be like until you get
out there and start pulling the
traps," said Irwin, a board
member of the Florida Keys
Commercial Fishermen's
Association. "All we can do is
hope it goes well. It's a very,
important fishery for us."
Stone crabs are a unique
fishery, with trappers taking
only legal-sized claws -.two
and three-quarter inches -
from the crab.
The crab is then released
alive. The crustacean can
regenerate a lost claw, but it
may take three years for the
See CRABS / 8.


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BEC ADIORE .*


S- Keys beaches are
tested weekly for fecal
FEES/ From 1 C ostly code lform and enteracoc-
Costloy s co e cus, both fecal-based
diately, according to County bacteria. The following
Administrator Tom Willi. County Growth Management Director Andre Trivette beaches have health
"Those fees go into effect the says the county has been shorting itself in collecting advisories or warnings
ny minute they're approved," he said. expenses related to code enforcement. The proposed fees against swimming:
s The biggest proposed jump in are projected to raise an additional $1,6 million for county South Beach, Key
a single fee is close to $19,000 coffers. West.
for a development of regional Higgs Beach, Key
impact, bringing the total appli- Service Current Proposed West.
cation fee to just under $29,000. Hearing $100 $1,101 Coco Plum,
However, Trivette doesn't Marathon.
expect a so-called DRI to come Flood inspection $0 $90 Founders Park,
up in the next year. After-the-fact permit $0 $448 Islamorada.
Exemptions from the coun- _
03 ty's rate-of-growth ordinance, or-
16 ROGO, have had no associated
140 fees in the past. According to the H higher fees V |lmrm w
99 proposed fee schedule, they
would cost $215.
Trivette expects 372 such Monroe County Administrator Tom Willi proposes The following is
applications in the coming year, increases in a slew of development fees to help balance planned f broadcast
meaning the new fees would raise the budget. They are based largely on staff time it takes to on Comcast Cable
$74,000 for ROGO exemptions. review applications or perform services, Willi said. Channel 76:
i51 Exemptions are for things such as Today: Islamorada
551 affordable housing projects. Application or service Current Proposed :Village Council, 10 a.m.
197 Trivette also says raise the Administrative appeal $950 $2,626 ** Monday: County
586 cost of code-enforcement actions.
8 "Currently Code Enforcetions. Boundary determination $1,090 $1,201 Planning Commission
Currently Code Enforce- (repeat), 5 p.m.
ment has no method of recoup- Land-plan amendment S2,270 $6,000 re ea pWednesday:
ing administrative costs and Major conditional use $6,020 $10,014 County Commission, 9
labor costs associated with tak- Minor conditional use $4,570 $8,484- 7 a.m.
ing a case through the compli-
i8 anc process" t he wrote. "The Extension on conditional use $0 $986
89 ance process," he wrote. "The
989 only administrative fee ... is the Development agreement $8,830 $12,900
>24 grossly underestimated cost for Development of regional impact $9,970 $28,876 i rmrTrwperawmrt
legal services provided by the Home occupation $310 $498 .
County Attorney's Office."
In the new fee schedule, that Parking agreement $0 $1,013
$100 fee would jump to $1,100. Road abandonment $0 $1,533
Code enforcement fees are Permit application $430 $748
imposed only after someone is Transfer floor area off site $570 $1,944
30 found in violation.
The proposal also includes Vacation-rental determination $390 ". $493
some new fees for the engineer- Vested-rights determination $850 $2,248
try. ing and fire marshal based upon Dock-length variance $650 $1,026
rs, the number of hours required to Tier-map amendment $0 $4582 Spotlight Channel 19 News
complete various inspections. Mn ri -
Some of the new fees include Source: Proposed Monroe County ordinance Monday
$375 for an engineering compli- 6:00 p.m.
ance review, $229 for a fire 9:00 p.m.
da marshal's compliance review, Keys briefs 11:00 p.m.
and $304 for sprinkler-system
and fire-alarm inspections. Keys news daily
The county's overall budget from the staff of
is $329 million, $79 million of Knife wielding man chief.he was on the The Keynoter,
which is collected through $o f Deputies say he was on the The Reporter and
which is collected through goes on bus rampage Lower Keys shuttle on Big Keys Sunday,
property taxes. Coppitt Key Wednesday night on Comcast Cable,
f. State-imposed tax reform A48-year-old FortLauderdale when he made racial remarks to. Chnnl
meant the county was required man faces a laundry list of several passengers, calling them ane
to roll back the 2007-08 budget charges stemming from his names.
to 5 percent below 2006-07. Wednesday rampage on a Lower At one point he took out his
na, And local government will be Keys bus, according to the knife and said, "I am a cowboy Si n
expected to do it again next Monroe County Sheriff's Office, and I will cut your [expletive Sutin
year. Allen Brown is charged with deleted] head off," authorities
as "We need to critically review resisting arrest, aggravated said. He also used the knife to
i county's core responsibilities,". .assult .wji p. dad. .%a-j po stb nJ UthI cut te seats and other /1,, ~.)
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Pholo courtesy MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY


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OCTOBER 14, 2007



.Real Estate. Business tyle Optimism
"" ~Optimism

Waterfront buoys market
Some see signs o rebound on the horizon Page 3 returns


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Sales still lag, but
SRea ltors report signs
of better times ahead
SAlso:
/\ Key West home
Nill sell power back
Sto Keys Energy
Two more inns
...... go green in Keys
,. : ^ .~- l "f"" i Coaching: Is your
l_ biz missing the boat?

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'It's an industry'


LAWSUIT / From 1

is wheelchair-bound with acute
respiratory failure and continues
to file suits.
"The law needs to be fixed,"
Key West attorney Diane Tolbert
Covan said. "You should always
have to 'get notice before you
automatically owe people attor-
ney's fees."
"The federal government sent
out a warning in 1991 to every-
one who was filing for income
tax," Wisniewski said. "The
courts have stated that you don't
need to send a letter of warning
before you sue."
Covan represented Neptune
Design, a jewelry shop at 301
Duval St. in Key West, in a case
that settled Wednesday with
$55,643.58 -in court .costs
required from owners Jay and
Cakmeuza Pfahl.
The complaint, led by Miami
attorney Rhonda A. Anderson,
claimed the store was inaccessi-
ble to disabled people; there was
no lowered counter and no sig-
nage indicating a handicap
entrance. There is now.
Other cases targeted John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park in Key Largo; Fishermen's
Hospital in Marathon; and Capt.
Tony's Bar, the 801 Bourbon,
New Orleans House and the
Atlantic Shores resort in Key
West before it closed to make

Keys briefs

Drunk-driving
checkpoint planned
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office will conduct sobriety
checks Oct. 20 starting at 10 p.m.
in the vicinity of mile marker 90.
It'll last until 3 a.m. Oct. 21.
Deputies will pull cars over to
the side of the road and check-
drivers for impairment and war-
rants.

Sanctuary council
meets on Tuesday
The Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary Advisory
Council meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday
at the Ocean Reef Cultural,
Center, Ocean Reef Club, 200
Anchor Drive, North Key Largo.


room for condos.
Restaurants also grace the list:
Louie's Backyard, the Roof Top
Cafe, Mangia Mangia and Pizza
Joe's, to name a few.
The complaints span all the
way up to South Miami at the
Rusty Pelican, a Biscayne Bay
restaurant that was sued in 2004.
"It's very sad for people who
have a small businesses," said
David Wolkowsky, who was sued
twice by Wisniewski and the
association. "We spent -a lot of
money over $100,000" to
come into compliance.
Wolkowsky owns a serious of
businesses in Key West and
owned the Roof Top Cafe until he
recently sold it.
Wisniewski has filed 55 law-
suits since 2003 with the help of
out-of-town lawyers, federal court
records show. She says the intent
is making buildings more accessi-
ble to the disabled. She said hiring
an attorney is necessary.
"We have to work with
lawyers," she said. "And their
intent is not the same. They're
there .to make money."
"Key West 10 years ago was a
much different place than what it
is today," Anderson said. "Things
have improved significantly.
Lawsuits have to be filed for the
learning experience to occur."
Jim Malcolm, Key West bicy-
cle, pedestrian and ADA coordi-
nator, agrees.
"I've seen it change dramati-
cally in the past six years, when
the lawsuits started happening,"
and many business owners are
now coming into compliance on
their own, he said.
Anderson highlighted more
ramps across the island,
detectable warnings for the blind
and improved sidewalks and
bathrooms.
"I know it was a painful
process for businesses," she said,
adding that she never takes cases
if the facilities are already in
compliance, as it "doesn't make
business sense."
"I think it's an industry," said
Wayne Larue Smith, a Key West
attorney. As a business owner,
"you are now on notice. You are
at risk of being sued. Call your
architect and engineer."
Smith represents the Historic
Florida Keys Foundation, which
leases the former Wreckers
Museum to the Old Island
Restoration Foundation. A com-
plaint against the museum was
filed Aug. 22 (see story, Page 5).


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Lawsuit seeks
ADA compliance
by operators
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

A Key West gem is in jeop-
ardy of permanently closing its
doors if it can't afford changes to
better accommodate disabled
visitors.
Formerly known as the
Wreckers Museum, the 322
Duval St. site is referred to as the
Oldest House in Key West. Its
operators face a lawsuit filed
Aug. 22 by Cudjoe Key activist
Michelle Wisniewski.
"I'm a disabled veteran and a
lot of us fought hard," she said.
"We feel we've earned the right
to use this business and other
accommodations.... If you want
the access, you have to go after it
yourself."
Built in 1829, the state-owned
house hosts many weddings and
was once filled with 19th
Century, Colonial-style furniture
and artwork that have been
stripped for the time being due to
"structural concerns," according
to Florida Department of-
Environmental Protection archi-
tect Hubert Baxter.
"It may as well be closed right
now because there are no current
displays," said Wayne Larue
Smith, attorney for the Historic
Florida Keys Foundation. "It
might very well close. We're
talking about two nonprofit
groups that can't exactly afford
to come into [Americans with
Disabilities Act] compliance."
The state is a defendant in that
case, along with the foundation
and a board of trustees that gov-
erns properties across Florida.
The state leases the building
to the Historic Florida Keys
Foundation, which leases the
building to the Old Island
Restoration Foundation, both
nonprofit entities that don't pay
rent.
"We're spending the money
we could use to come into com-
pliance on legal fees," founda-
tion Executive Director George
Born said.
Born said the foundation's
paid $3,000 already in retainer


costs.
The building is designated a
historical site on the National
Register of Historic Places, pre-
senting the conflict of bringing
similar buildings into compli-
ance, as it may compromise their
historical integrity, Smith said.
The foundations are "certain-
ly willing to do what they can but
it's a historical building that they
don't want to do any architectur-
al violence to," he said.
Smith said Wisniewski's
attorney, Rhonda A. Anderson of
Miami, doesn't want the building
to close and is willing to negoti-
ate.
The claim states, among other
things, the entrance has stairs
only, making it impossible for
disabled people to enter; the
stairs lack handrails; and toilets
in the bathrooms are not at the
proper height.
In late August, Baxter con-
ducted his own study of the
property and noted in a report
that the house's primary use is
for weddings, "which the main
house plays no role in." He also
states the "second floor is not
open to the public.
"Based on my observations
and best professional judgment
in relation to the Florida
Accessibility Code, I recom-
mend that no revisions be made
to the facility other than" making
the brick pathway slightly wider
and proper signage be installed
in bathrooms, he wrote.


,_,.ys briefs


More Cuban migrants
sent back to island

The crew of the U.S. Coast
Guard cutter Kodiak Island on
Thursday repatriated 41 Cuban
migrants to Bahia de Cabanas,
Cuba, who were interdicted at
sea in five separate events.
Three 'of the interdictions
involved suspected smuggling
boats. Three took place off the
Marquesas, one off Islamorada
and another off Cozumel,
Mexico.


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Keys Opinion


Higher fees useful but

ensure they make sense

In the county that's the most expensive in which to live among
all of Florida's 67, many people can expect their wallets to
shrink further.
These pages have been filled for upward of a year with stories
about the Monroe County budget how it's shrunk due to a
legislative mandate to slash property taxes, how County Clerk
Danny Kolhage is saying $10 million needs to be cut now to
bring reserves back to where they should be, how $2 million is
earmarked to help sink a ship as ar artificial reef instead of being
set aside for more urgent needs.
On Page 1 of today's Keynoter, -Key West Bureau Chief
Alyson Crean lays out County Administrator Tom Willi's plan to
infuse more cash into the county's kitty higher fees for those
who use county government services.
Marathon took a lot of heat when it implemented user fees
shortly after incorporation in 1999, with many critics saying the
city government is a service for all residents and that property
taxes pay for that service. Anything above those taxes, critics
said, is price gouging.
But it's not a bad idea for example, those who are at the
Planning Department virtually every week meeting with county
staff to get their projects through should pay more than those
who don't even know where it is simply because they have no
need for the service.
And while some of the new fees Willi proposes, which will be
considered by the County Commission when it meets at 9 a.m.
Wednesday at the Harvey Government Center, look to be based
on common sense, others seem a little unreasonable.
For example, the fee to obtain permission for a major condi-
tional use project would go from $6,020 to $10,014.
The fee to process a development agreement would go from
$8,830 to $12,900.
Those don't seem harsh considering that projects requiring
development agreements or major conditional uses usually are
on the scale of hotels or large businesses that can easily afford
them.
However, someone seeking a simple building permit now pays
$430. That would shoot up to $748. For Marge and Joe Monroe
wanting to improve their home, the proposed increase looks
steep.
The blame game for the broken county budget has been ongo-
ing since last year and will continue. Instead of wasting every-
one's time and energy by pointing fingers, we need to get on.
with the business of fixing it.
Raising certain fees for certain services is a start. But before
giving a rubber stamp to Willi's proposal, we encourage the
commissioners to question the rationale behind each and every
proposed hike and accept it if makes sense, and reject it if does
more harm than good.

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Collecting Internet sales tax would fix Florida's economy


EDITOR:
I am sick and tired of hearing about tax
reform like the Legislature is actually serious
about it. Lots of headlines have been made. The
current speaker of the House as well as the
Senate president have been in the papers a lot
but no tax relief of any significance is in sight.
And I doubt anything meaningful will happen
(again) this legislative session.
While the politicians make worthless head-
lines, a constitutionally created commission has
been quietly working this year on tax reform. It
has heard scores of reports about state needs and
trends. It has studied the budget and revenue
streams.
One briefing it reviewed hit me like a ton of
bricks. It came from Florida TaxWatch, a
statewide nonprofit taxpayer research institute
and government watchdog of which I am a
dues-paying member. In the brief to the
Taxation and Budget Reform Commission,
TaxWatch points out that Florida is losing at
least $2 billion in taxes we should already be
collecting.
We are legally entitled to sales tax due to
sales on the Internet but our budget system is
not equipped to enforce the collections.
Those merchants who have buildings are
year-round tax supporters of our state and need
protection against unfair competition. Retailers


cannot compete with a 6 to 7 percent price
break on goods. These merchants also employ
our residents and support our local charities.
And they are competing with vendors outside
our state or online who do not do these things.
SAccording to TaxWatch, each $100 million in
lost sales creates an additional $100 million loss
in economic activity. It estimates 1.4 million
Floridians derive their livelihood from retail.
In 2002 Florida joined a coalition of states in
what is called the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.
As of January, 21 states had passed compliance
legislation and become members of the govern-
ing board. An additional six will come onboard
in January 2008.
While Florida passed legislation in 2001 to
become a member, it has failed to modernize its
tax system, a requirement for voting participa-
tion on the governing board. To my knowledge,
no legislation has passed in 2007 to remedy this
issue.
Before we start axing social programs that
help our most vulnerable residents or before we
increase taxes, let's take a good hard look at the
current taxes we don't collect.
Andy Griffiths
Chairman
Monroe County School Board
Key West


Trap ropes are strangling Keys coral


EDITOR:
It is time to put an end to false pretenses and
examine the real facts of the matter. I have been
diving in the Keys for more than 40 years and
here is what I see:
Hurricanes do the damage to the coral, espe-
cially coral heads (they turn over some very
large ones, as well as the smaller ones). The lob-
ster fishery doesn't want the mini-season
because it doesn't have their traps in the water.
On the other hand, the-local economy booms
during mini-season.
What Reef Relief should be doing is getting
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary to clean up the trap ropes that

Use toll to make up shortfall
EDITOR:
Re: Monroe County's $10 million budget
shortfall:
Monroe County has a great opportunity to
get the $10 million and more by one simple
method. Place at the entrance to Key Largo
from Card Sound and the 18-Mile Stretch a toll-
booth. Locals will get a sticker that lets them go
in and out for free. The tourists will be charged
a dollar entrance fee to the Keys. This is not a
lot and will help the budget.
Bruce Knecht
Layton

Editor's note:.U.S. 1 is a federal road and,
hence,,only the federal government can install a
tollbooth.


have been piling up on the coral (on patch reefs)
and anywhere else there are-coral heads. These
trap ropes have lead weights on them (hello,
EPA).
For example, just in 2004 anid 2005, there
were more than 200,000 traps lost in the hurri-
canes. At an average of 100 feet of rope per
trap, that's about 4,000 miles of trap line that
lasts forever, plus all the lines down there from
all the other years.
So let's get the mess cleaned up and give the
reef some relief.
Sincerely,
John Dawson
Little Torch Key



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Keys Opinion


Saturday, October 13, 2007


Pirates keep the birds flying


EDITOR:
Sultry September has always been
the loneliest and worst month of the
year at the Florida Keys Wild Bird
Center. Hot and humid days devoid of
visitors bring our thoughts to some
impending seasonal.disaster a hurri-
cane.
October 2005 fulfilled our worst
anxieties, not with the destructive winds
of a hurricane but with the overwhelm-
ing water pushed by Wilma. We were,
of course, not alone.
However, two years later we were
teetering on the edge of financial disas-
ter. The many different costs of rebuild-
ing the center, without losing a day of
rehabilitating our birds and serving their
rescuers, left us with debts that were
sapping our vitality and threatening our
survival. The rehabbers needed rescu-
ing.
As we were financially foundering,
two local rescuers sailed in to help. Skip
Bradeen delivered some floatation by
directing our way some of the generous
gifts from the celebrants of his 65th
birthday. Thank you to Skip and friends.
A fleet of rescuers arrived in the for-
mation of the Pirates on the Water-
Parrotheads of the Upper Keys. They
selected the center as one of the local
charities to be a beneficiary of their


righteous ribaldry. Amazingly, they
combine the essence of the laid-back
Keys lifestyle with an energetic focus .
on maximizing the fun of fundraising.
The pirates are truly noble sea dwellers
who have redefined piracy.
It started for us with a bayside sunset
cruise June 22, then an oceanside
snorkel trip on the Reef Roamer Aug. 5,
and culminated Sept. 15 with a 1960s
Bird Bash Revival.
The attendance of more than 200
pirates and local supporters of the center
made the numerous activities at the
occasion a stupendous success. While
having too much fun overall, the pirates
have put more than 21,000 pieces of
plunder into our near-empty treasure
chest.
The unprecedented generosity of the
pirates and their ilk have revived the
center from the summer doldrums so we
can continue sailing toward completion
our overall financial restructuring to
ensure continued years of rehabbing our
'birds to keep them flying. Without
everyone's magnificent support, we
might have sunk in a sea of red ink.
Laura Quinn, director
Florida Keys Wild Bird
Rehabilitation Center
Tavemier


Bartending event serves up goods for troops


EDITOR:
Keys residents showed their support
for our troops on Sept. 97 at the first
major Florida Keys fundraiser for
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach..
The celebrity bartending fundraiser,
hosted by Zane Grey's Lounge at the
World Wide Sportsman, was full of
entertainment, music, fun and auctions
to raise money to send monthly "We
Care" packages to our U.S. servicemen
and women serving overseas.
The successful fundraiser drew more
than 400 people and raised $10,000 to
assist Forgotten Soldiers Outreach in
covering the packing event and related
expenses for the "We Care" packages.
I would like to thank everyone for
helping make this event a true success.
Individuals worked so diligently and put
in endless hours to make this a success-
ful event, from soliciting donations for
our auctions to promoting the event with
flyers and obtaining celebrity bartenders
and entertainment for no charge.
The celebrity bartenders included
local Keys celebrities. Local bands
donated their time to provide entertain-
ment.
Local sponsors included various
businesses. The media supported the
event, too, with public service
announcements.
Local Boy Scouts performed the
presentation of the colors and local busi-
nesses from Key Largo to Big Pine Key
donated items for our silent and live


auctions. I also want to thanks the vil-
lage of Islamorada.
I am overwhelmed with the turnout
and kindness of the people from the
Florida Keys who came out and con-
tributed to this cause.
Individuals and businesses that want
to get involved or would like more
information may visit Forgotten Soldiers
Outreach at www.forgottensol
diers.org or call (305) 378-6437.
.Donations of cash or needed items
may be dropped off at any of the 13
First State Bank of the Florida Keys
branches.
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach's Florida
Keys mailing address is P.O. Box 347,
Islamorada, FL 33036.
Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar
Islamorada

Turn the tide
EDITOR:
Low-sulfur coal? Nuclear power?
Hydroelectric?
Facts: Vaca Cut has vacant land on
both sides of the cut on the north side
of the bridge. The tide movement
under the bridge never stops for more
than 10 minutes. This is a non-pollut-
ing and not-potentially-dangerous
source of energy.
The technology is not new. It is
proven.
Peter Hines
Marathon


S-;/-;- .
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen meets in Washington with Keys officials and others
lobbying for sewer money. They are (top from left) Marathon, Islamorada and
county finance chief Peter Rosasco, Marathon Mayor Chris Bull, Key Largo
Wastewater Treatment District Chairman Claude Bullock, Key West City Manager
Jim Scholl, Key West Utilities Director David Fernandez,-Key Largo sewer district
Manager Chuck Fishburn; and (bottom from left) businessman Brian Schmidt,
Ocean Reef Club President David Ritz, Islamorada Mayor Dave Boerner,
Ros-Lehtinen, county Mayor Mario Di Gennaro and County Administrator Tom Willi.

Time is now for unity to obtain sewer money


EDITOR:
Wastewater and stormwater are hot top-
ics up and down the Keys these days. They
are contaminating our nearshore waters
and reefs, and that's a fact. Containment
and treatment cost a whole lot of dollars,
and we don't have all the money we need
to make it real for property owners.
And we have to be compliant with
advanced wastewater treatment standards
by July 2010, according to the law.
Of course, this is no easy task in
Monroe County since we all have a differ-
ent idea how to accomplish this. From
Ocean Reef to Key West, there is no con-
sistent methodology from one area to the
next.
The Keys' revered penchant for hearing
many different drummers has caused
Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., to
shake their heads in dismay and turn to
more civilized regions to hand out what
largesse is to be had.
However, it appears the county and the
incorporated areas are mending their ways.
On Sept. 14, at a special meeting of the
County Commission in Key Largo, all the
stakeholders met, including Key West,
Islamorada, Marathon, Layton, Key
Colony Beach, Key Largo Wastewater
Treatment District, Ocean Reef, the Florida
.Keys Aqueduct Authority, KW Resort
Utilities and South Florida Water
Management District.
Attending from Tallahassee were


Florida Department of Environmental
Protection Secretary Michael Sole; state
Rep. Stan Mayfield, chairman of the.
Agricultural and Environmental
Appropriation Committee; our Rep. Ron
Saunders; and staffers for each.
Discussions were open and harmonious,
and the county agreed to aggregate real
costs and schedules, and get them to
Tallahassee by Oct. 15, This will happen,
or shame on us.
On the D.C. front last week, a county-
wide delegation went north to present our
newly blended credentials to senators Bill
Nelson and Mel Martinez, Rep. Ros-
Lehtinen and Gov. Charlie Christ's D.C.
staff. They also visited [many other offi-
cials and agencies].
The focus was the review of substantial
wastewater funding initiatives that have
been stymied for several years. Marathon
has been at the forefront of county efforts
to bring this unified project to heel.
Both Tallahassee and Washington face
severe budget issues this year. Only well-
documented projects with clear state and
national impacts will survive this tight fis-
cal environment. Monroe County must
submit such a package in a timely manner
to handle our wastewater treatment costs.
The need is urgent; the time is now.
Marilyn Tempest
Vice mayor
Marathon


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Keys News


Monroe, Collier account for 60%


CRABS / From 1

claw to reach legal-harvest
size.
A 3 million-pound harvest
(which means more than 10
million claws were taken) is
considered average.
Harvests have been on the.
low side since a 3.5 million-
pound season in 2001-02.
Last year, state fishery
managers said the statewide
harvest was around 2.2 mil-
lion pounds, worth an estimat-
ed $20 million in dockside
sales.
In recent seasons, Florida's
"southwest fishery" of
Monroe and Collier counties
has accounted for about 60
percent of the state lobster
harvest.
Stone crabs rank only
behind lobster as the most
lucrative catch for Monroe
County's commercial fleet.
"Overall, last year's pro-
duction wasn't too good for us
down here," Irwin said. "They
did OK in North Florida but
that kept the price down for
everybody."


About 1,100 people
statewide hold trap licenses to
fish for stone crabs.
Fishermen were allowed to
begin putting, crab traps in the
water Oct. 5,
The seven-month season
runs through May 15.
Fresh claws are cooked
immediately after harvest and
sold fresh-cooked or frozen in
seafood markets. Fresh-
cooked claws can be stored
for three to four days packed
in ice or in the coldest part of
the refrigerator.
To freeze, keep only the
claws that are completely
intact and free from cracks in
the shell. The thick shell will
protect the meat for up to six
months in a home freezer.
To thaw the claws com-
pletely, allow 12 to 18 hours
in the refrigerator. The quali-
ty, flavor and texture of the
meat will be compromised if
the claws are thawed under
running water.
To eat, crack the shell
using a crab cracker or the
back of a heavy spoon.
Carefully remove the cracked
shell pieces (they can be


sharp), leaving the meat
attached to the moveable pin-
cer. The meat can also be
picked from the claws and
used as an ingredient in other
recipes.
Approximately 2.5 pounds
of cooked stone crab claws
will yield 1 pound of meat.

Lobster meetings
A statewide series of work-
shops on proposed lobster
laws continues this week with
meetings Tuesday in Fort
Myers, Wednesday in Orlando
and Thursday in St.
Petersburg.
Sessions last week were
held in Marathon, Key West
and Miami.
About three dozen people
turned out to comment in
Marathon; information from
Key West and Miami was not
available at press time.
Issues being raised include
a special Monroe County
endorsement for mini-season
and an earlier soak season
lobster traps. Current propos-
als leave bag limits and har-
vest dates in place.


Crime up for


first 6 months


Sheriff warns
of trend due
to downsizing
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Assaults and thefts have
increased in 2007 but sexual
attacks and burglaries are
down, according to Monroe
County Sheriff's Office statis--
tics.
Overall, the crime rate for
"major index crimes" went up
nearly 8 percent in the first six
months of 2007 compared to
the same time in 2006.
"We are certainly con-
cerned with the increase in our
crime rate," Sheriff Rick Roth
said in a prepared statement,
"and we will be looking more
closely at some areas, particu-
larly at aggravated assaults
and larcenies, where it appears
we have had our greatest
increases."
Roth used the report to note
that budget cuts could reduce
more than a dozen positions in
the agency.
"We now have even fewer
law enforcement officers out
on the street than we did dur-
ing the time period in ques-
tion," Roth said. "Any more
reductions in manpower in the
future could really impact our
ability to be proactive in our
efforts to prevent crime in our
community."
Major index crimes include
murder, rate, robbery, aggra-


vated assault, burglary, larce-
ny and vehicle theft.
Overall, those numbers
were up 7.8 percent, from
1,097 in 2006' to 1,183 in
2007.
The numbers do not include
the city of Key West, and do
not include crimes after the
first six months for exam-
ple, three Key Largo murders
and one attempted murder.
The number of felony
aggravated assaults an
attack on a person that causes
serious injury, or an attempted
attack using a weapon -
jumped 58 percent in the six-
month period, from 90 in 2006
to 142 in 2007.
"Assaults are .tough.
because it tends to be a spur-
of-the-moment thing," agency
information officer Becky
Herrin said. "Our experts are
looking at it to see if there is
some common thread, like an
area, that we can get a handle
on. If there is a problem in one
particular location, we can do
something."
Sexual attacks dropped by
the same "58 percentage, from
19 to eight so far this year.
Larceny, or theft, increased
from 691 to 760, up 10 per-
cent. Motor-vehicle thefts
were up 13 percent, from 52
to 59.
Robberies dropped 21 per-
cent, from 14 to 11 in 2007.
Burglaries were down 12 per-
cent, going from 231 in 2006
to 203 in the first six months
of 2007.


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Saturday, October 13, 2007 9


Keys play role in terror trial


FBI informant
tells of meeting
at fishing tent
Associated Press

An FBI informant testified in
Miami Tuesday that he feared his
cover had been blown and that he
might be killed by a group of ter-
rorism suspects when he and a
second informant were forced to
change clothes, relinquish their
cell phones and travel to a remote
Florida Keys location.
Abbas al Saidi said he knew
the group was wary of the second
informant, known to them as
Mohammed and purportedly sent
by al-Qaida to assist in a plot to
destroy Chicago's Sears Tower
and bomb FBI buildings in sever-
al cities.
"They felt suspicious of him.
What if they killed us? What if
they know we are with the FBI?"
al Saidi said he thought as the
suspects drove the pair to
Islamorada from Miami on Jan.
28, 2006.
Despite the terror suspects'
precautions, al Saidi said he man-
aged to slip an FBI-supplied
recording device into his clothes
and was never searched again.
Mohammed, he added, kept
one of his three cell phones by
convincing the men that al-Qaida
operatives would call him on that
device every 15 minutes.
Mohammed used the phone to
communicate in Arabic with an


FBI translator and keep agents
apprised of what was happening,
al Saidi said.
The testimony came as al
Saidi spent a third day on the wit-
ness stand in the trial of the so-
called Liberty City Seven group
accused of conspiracy to wage
war against the United States and
provide material support to al-
Qaida. If convicted, each of the
seven defendants faces up to 70
years in prison.
U.S. officials have said the
alleged plot never got to the oper-
ational stage, and defense
lawyers have said the group
mainly tried to get money and
that the informants drove the con-
spiracy forward.
Al Saidi said he and
Mohammed were summoned to a
meeting at the group's headquar-
ters, known as the Embassy, and
then told to change clothes and
get in a car. They then got into a
second car at a fast-food restau-
rant and were taken to
Islamorada.
There, they found the group's
leader, 33-year-old Narseal
Batiste, fishing near a tent where
the meeting took place. The two
were able to patch things up with
Batiste and temporarily regain his
trust, al Saidi said.
Al Saidi admitted under cross-
examination that he and
Mohammed were never overtly
threatened on the trip, despite
their fears.
"Did you see anything that


Keys briefs


PIP quietly expires
but returns Jan. 1

Most people in Florida
haven't noticed but Florida's no-
fault car insurance law went
away last week.
And most won't notice when
it is restored Jan. 1, unless they're
in a wreck between now and then
with someone who doesn't have
personal injury protection, or PIP.
Then, they might find themselves
in a position most Florida drivers
haven't had to worry about since
the early 1970s fighting a
court battle over who was at fault
in the crash.
PIP says two main things:
That every driver must buy


$10,000 worth of PIP coverage to
pay medical bills if they're in a
wreck; and that when there's a
crash, each driver's injuries are
covered by PIP no matter who
was at fault.
That keeps accident disputes
mostly out of the courts.
.Even though it expired, most
people still have PIP because most
drivers haven't renewed their car
insurance since Oct. 1, when it
became no longer mandatory.
If their policy doesn't come
up for renewal, then they won't
have to do anything they can
simply keep PIP. Or they could
drop the coverage for a couple
months if they want.
--Associated Press


fairly could be categorized as a
weapon?" asked Richard
Houlihan, attorney for defendant
Naudimar Herrera.
"No, I did not," al Saidi said.
He also acknowledged that he
and Mohammed joked in Arabic
on the trip back from the Keys,
although he denied making sever-
al disparaging remarks about the
group. He said he became an
informant "to save lives" and not
for thousands of dollars the FBI
paid him.
Eventually the seven men all
pledged allegiance to al-Qaida in
a ceremony videotaped by the
FBI, prosecutors have said.
Under cross-examination by
Batiste lawyer Ana M. Jhones, al
Saidi acknowledged he had pro-
vided information in the past in
New York investigations and that
he used those connections to get
out of jail in Miami in late 2004
when he was accused of assault-
ing his then-girlfriend.
"You got out of jail after you
placed the call to law enforce-
ment," Jones said.
"Yes, I did," al Saidi replied.
Al Saidi, who is originally
from Yemen, testified that Batiste
asked him'about potential con-
tacts with al-Qaida, but on
Tuesday he said that word was
never used explicitly.
Instead, al Saidi said, the two
would talk in code when dis-
cussing the terrorism group.


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Health care
also victim of
lean budget
BY KRISTEN BURNIE
kbumie@keysreporter.com

Keys public schools stood to
lose almost $1 million in state
funding pending a Friday vote in
the Legislature.
The Legislature was expected
to approve $1.1 billion in cuts
from the state's $71 billion
budget cuts that mainly target
education and health-care pro-
grams.
On Oct. 5, a 67-35 vote in the
House and a 26-11 Senate vote
sealed an agreement between the
two bodies to proceed with the
House's version of a bill outlin-
ing the budget cuts.
If the bill were approved in a
final vote Friday (voting took
place after press time), Monroe
County public schools would
lose almost $1 million in state
funds; the Miami-Dade and
Broward districts stood to lose
$35.5 million and $26.5 million


respectively.
State Rep. Ron Saunders of
Key West said he voted against
the bill Oct. 5 because of the
education cuts, but that he's not
overly concerned about the
affect they'll have in Monroe
County.
"There's nothing in particular
that affects us more drastically
than anywhere else," Saunders
told The Reporter. "Every school
district in the state got their
spending reduced, across the
board, everyone took a 1.42 per-
cent cut."
Saunders said schools will
still see an increase over the
2006-07 fiscal year's funding,
and the 1.42 percent decrease
actually comes out of a 5 percent
increase that had been part of the
original 2007-08 budget.
"It's still an increase over last
year's budget," Saunders said.
"It's a decrease in the increase
they would have gotten."
About $3.5 million is to be
cut from voluntary pre-kinder-
garten programs in Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties. Saunders
said he's not sure of the specific
breakdown, but expects most of
that burden to be shouldered by
Miami-Dade.
"I think when you look at the
amount of the cut, our share
won't be very large," he said.
Keys schools Superintendent
Randy Acevedo said the state
will likely allow the. district to
use $400,000 of what would oth-
erwise be Merit Award Program
money in its operating budget,


Keys briefs


Former acting chief
is given probation

Monroe County's former act-
ing fire chief has pleaded guilty
to misdemeanor drunk driving
and on Wednesday learned his
punishment.
Circuit Court Judge Wayne
Miller sentenced James
Callahan, 61, to 12 months pro-
bation, 50 hours of community
service, six months suspension
of his driver's license and
mandatory DUI school.
His car will be impounded
for 10 days. He is also responsi-
ble for a $250 fine as well as


another $600 in court and inves-
tigation costs. Terms of his pro-
bation stipulate Callahan cannot
drink alcohol during the 12
months of probation.
Callahan was arrested March
3 during a traffic stop in Key
West.
County Administrator Tom
Willi named Callahan acting fire
chief in August 2006 when then-
Chief Clark Martin fell ill; he's
since retired.
Callahan was replaced this
past Aug. 27 by Wayne Hinnant,
hired from Palm Beach County.
Callahan continues to work for
Monroe County Fire Rescue.


and to transfer about $25 per stu-
dent, or about $200,000, from its
capital fund to its operating fund
to offset the cuts.
School Board Chairman
Andy Griffiths said an unexpect-
ed increase in enrollment of
about 100 students this year
could also help to boost funding
for Keys public schools.
The House's bill also cuts
funding for public higher educa-
tion programs by 1.9 percent.
According to Lydia Estenoz,
director of public relations and
marketing .for Florida Keys
Community College, FKCC will
lose about $120,000 if cuts are
approved.
Estenoz said some relief
could come in the form of a 5
percent increase in tuition that
lawmakers embraced for com-
munity colleges this week.
Estenoz said in addition to the
increase, the college is looking
at other ways of generating rev-
enue.
She said the school is recruit-
ing more out-of-state students,
whose tuition is three times
more than in-state students'
tuition, and is creating new pro-
grams, including a fire-sciences
program and an educational
institute to help teachers in
Monroe County earn state certi-
fication.
Saunders said certain special-
ized health programs, such as the
Monroe Association for
Retarded Citizens, could also see
cuts. But he said he doubts there
will be "any drastic harm" to
health-care programs in the
Keys.


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Saturday, October 13, 2007 11


Board votes to borrow $14 million


It also forms
committee on
school closure
BY KRISTEN BURNIE
kbumie@keysreporter.com -

The Monroe County School
.Board will borrow $14 million
to boost funding for capital
projects this year.
The board OK'd the loan
and several other items at its
Tuesday meeting in Marathon.
All the votes were unanimous,
with Chairman Andy Griffiths
absent.
The $14 million loan from
Bank of America will be used
to boost funding for construc-
tion and cushion the district's
operating budget until taxes are
collected in the spring.
, At a Sept. 25 meeting, Jerry
Ford, a financial advisor with
Ford & Associates, said with
an interest rate of just below
3.7 percent, the loan could
allow the district to profit by
allowing the money to accrue
interest before spending it.
A yearlong contract with
Vernis and Bowling, the firm


that has represented the board
for several years, was also
approved. Under the new con-
tract, Vernis and Bowling is
paid a retainer fee of $6,400
per month, down from $8,000
per month last year.
The lower fee comes from a
reduction in the firm's work
schedule, which no longer
requires an attorney to attend
every board meeting. Instead,
Vernis and Bowling attorney
Dirk Smits will attend occa-
sional meetings for an addi-
tional fee of $800 per meeting.
Newly hired attorney
Richard Collins, who was con-
tracted by the board for
$25,000 for the year on-Aug.
28, took Smits' place as the
attorney in regular attendance
at board meetings.
The board also approved a
page of the 2006-07 salary
schedule detailing assistant
principal salaries to be in place
for 2007-08, getting rid of what
some board members viewed
as a 5 percent salary increase
for assistant principals.
Before the board reached a
contract agreement with the


United Teachers of Monroe, it
adopted the 2007-08 salary
schedule as a formality at a
Sept. 11 meeting. Super-
intendent Randy Acevedo said
all salaries were the same as in
2006-07.
But two board members
later found what they said was
a 5 percent raise for assistant
principals. Acevedo maintains
the difference was only a
change in payment method,
from supplemental pay for
assistant principals working 10
days more than teachers to
salary.

School closure?
Also Tuesday, Acevedo
reported on a committee
formed to consider Key West
school closings.
Acevedo said the committee
will include School Advisory
Committee chairmen of
Sigsbee, Poinciana, Gerald
Adams and Glynn Archer ele-
Smentary schools and Horace
O'Bryant Middle School; a res-
ident who "does not have ties
to any schools and is well-
respected by the community;"
school facilities official Fred
Sims; Connie Adams, principal
of Glynn Archer and Sigsbee;
an "equity" person; and a facil-
itator.
The committee is expected
to present a final recommenda-


tion to the board at a workshop
Dec. 10. /
In other business, the board:
Heard the 2006-07 finan-
cial report from Finance
Director Kathy Reitzel.
Highlights include an increase
in net assets of about $8.7 mil-
lion, a decrease in the govern-
ment fund balance of about
$28.9 million that results from
major construction projects at
three schools, and a balance of
about $7.4 million, or 8 percent
of expenditures, in the unre-
served portion of the general
fund.
Discussed food service.
Board members said parents
have complained about small
portions, the cost of food and a
lack of healthy options. Safe
and Healthy Schools
Coordinator Sunny Booker
said healthy options are always
available and the goal is not to
provide super-sized meals that
can be unhealthy. She said
sharp increases in the cost of
dairy and produce have con-
tributed to the higher cost of
school food.


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By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

In a settlement made official
Thursday, the Monroe County
School Board agreed to pay
$10,000 to end a lawsuit in which
a district employee claimed
unfair treatment.
The plaintiff, security aide
Pedro Alvarez, did not speak with
the Keynoter, nor did his attorney,
Patrice P. DiLorenzo, but legal
documents obtained reveal
Alvarez maintained consistent
complaints with the school's oper-
ation since the 2004 fall semester.
Not getting satisfaction, he sued
July 27 in U.S. District Court. ,
The suit claims "retaliatory
demotion" by Principal John
Welsh and Assistant Principal
Christina McPherson wife of
Key West Mayor Morgan
McPherson.
Alvarez was transferred from
Key West High to May Sands
School in 2005 for complaining


about a co-worker clocking in for
eight hours and actually working
seven, the lawsuit states.
According to the suit, neither
Welsh nor McPherson took
"action to investigate or correct
the potential fraud by an employ-
ee and misuse of public funds or
address the safety issue."
Alvarez claimed the co-work-
er, "Ms. Brown," came into work
at 8:15 a.m. and left about 3:15
p.m., while she was clocking in
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every
day and getting paid as such.
The lawsuit claimed it was a
"safety issue," citing an example
that involved a fight breaking out
at about 8:40 a.m. one day in
2004, when Alvarez radioed for
help and his co-worker was
nowhere to be found.
In April 2005, "Brown" left
and was replaced with Kristi
Costaldo, though the pay situation
didn't change, the suit claims.
When Morgan McPherson ran
for mayor in 2005 against then-
Mayor Jimmy Weekley, Alvarez
wanted to contribute to
McPherson's campaign but
Alvarez claims Christina


McPherson did not accept the
money.
Tensions grew and subse-
quently Alvarez wrote a letter in
support of Weekley that appeared
in a local newspaper Sept. 30,
2005. That same afternoon,
Alvarez was transferred to the
May Sands School, an alternative
high school that enrolls about 12
students.
When Alvarez sent a letter to
the state Inspector General's
Office, Welsh responding by also
sending a letter stating his "staff
members feel very uneasy"
around Alvarez and that he "cre-
ates a hostile work environment."
"Initially I took the complaints
seriously.... Mr. Alvarez com-
plained daily about his co-work-
ers taking two extra minutes for
lunch or leaving work several
minutes before their scheduled
ending time," Welsh wrote.
Welsh did not return phone
calls for comment Friday after-"
noon.
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
said he could not discuss the case
due to terms of the settlement.
The settlement was mediated
by attorney Ed Scales.


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Skeeters on the move


Agency warns
of possibility
of West Nile
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


If bugs are bugging you, don't
hesitate to call the folks at
Mosquito Control it could pre-
vent the potentially virulent West
Nile virus.
"We're in the middle of a
yearly sweep," said Andrea Leal,
a biologist with the Florida Keys
Mosquito Control District.
"We're going door to door to pass
out information."
Part of the push is placing
hang-tags on door knobs warning
about West Nile.
"There have only been three
cases in Florida this year," Leal
said. "But there's always a
chance it. could pop up, and we
want people to be aware of the
threat."
West Nile is a bird disease, but
mosquitoes can pass it on to
humans. It can cause flu-like
symptoms and swelling of the
brain and can sometimes
prove fatal.
West Nile was last detected in
the Keys in 2003, and then it only
showed up in mosquitoes, not
humans.
The last positive case of
human infection of West Nile in


Monroe County occurred in
2001. There were four cases
reported that year, but two were
later proven to be other illnesses.
Mosquitoes are among the
worst illness carriers out there,
and Monroe County Health
Department Administrator Bob
Eade says it's crucial to keep
them under control.
"Given the history of Key
West, inextricably tied to yellow
fever and malaria, effective mos-
quito control is one of the most
important aspects of keeping the
people of Monroe County
healthy and safe," he said. "We
are very pleased to have our
Mosquito Control agency doing
such an effective job, and their
educational efforts on mosquito-
borne diseases are to be applaud-
ed."
Recent heavy rains mean resi-
dents have to be especially
watchful for bug-breeding
grounds because mosquitoes
breed in standing water. Leal said
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Keys News


Puto's si


It's effective
retroactively
to Oct. 1
By RYAN McCARTHY,
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The Marathon City Council,
meeting in regular session
Tuesday, took the following
actions:
p-


c-month contract i

st of these are subjective
nature and I question whether
Approved the contract o we even want this stuff in the
City Manager Mike Puto, w ich contract," he said.
is a six-month deal terminr le at Vice Mayor Marilyn Tempest,
any time without severance. who wrote the majority of those
Puto's performance will also be provisions, said she feels the
evaluated after 120 days. original contract was even more
Councilman Don Vasil raised subjective.
concerns about some of the goals It "just says he has to please
and objectives stated in Puto's the council it doesn't say
contract, such as holding specific another word. I thought we want-
office hours. ed to be specific about some of
the things getting done and be
.... ^ " precise about those areas,"
'Li iT. Tempest said.
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Monday through Friday munty Land Trust.
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By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


The Monroe County Commis-
sion this week will shed some
light' on the ball fields at
Sugarloaf School at least dur-
ing the school year.
The School District and the
county have gone back and forth
over footing the bill to light the
fields because of tight budgets on
both sides.
An agreement up for approval
Should have the county paying an
estimated $5,000 annually to turn
the lights on from sunset until 9
p.m. six nights a week for the
length of the school year.
The County Commission
meets in regular session Wednes-
day beginning at 9 a.m. at the
Harvey Government Center in
Key West. The meeting will be
broadcast live on Comcast
Channel 76 and on the county's
Web site.
Lower :Keys residents had
been grousing because the coun-
ty cut back on the lights, shining
them for just three days a week.
The county paid close to
$60,000 to construct the ball
fields, and a 2001 agreement with
the School District committed
some $53,000 annually to the
maintenance of the Sugarloaf


A


facility as well as the grounds at
Key Largo Elementary School.
Also on tap for Wednesday:
Adding a Stock Island par-
cel to the acquisition list of the
Land Authority. The Suncrest
Mobile Home Park is slated for
redevelopment by Habitat for
Humanity of the Lower Keys and
Key West.
Approval to test the feasi-
bility of generating electricity
with underwater turbines near the
Bahia Honda Bridge. The resolu-
tion would support Keys Hydro
Power's exploration of an alter-
native energy source.
Approval of nearly
$350,000 in legal expenses
incurred over four months in the
Galleon Bay land-takings case.
In June 2006, the courts award-
ed $3 million to the Schlue family
after years of litigation for stalled
development on the family's 10.5-
acre parcel on No Name Key. The
county has appealed and Schlue
attorney Jim Mattson motioned
for a new trial, which was granted
by Circuit Court Judge Richard
Payne in September. County
Attorney Suzanne Hutton expects
a trial date to be set by the end of
the month.


Keynoter


County likely to

light up Sugarloaf


s official

$16,500, paid in monthly install-
ments. Casey will be paid $75 an
hour per task outside the flat fee,
up to a maximum of $40,000.
The Land Trust will provide a
monthly report to the city detail-
ing its activities.
City Attorney Jimmy
Morales informed council the
city had filed for dismissal of
lawsuits brought against them it
the Shands family and Grassy
Key Subdivisioin.
The Shands family sued the
city for the right to build on its
privately owned 8-acre island,
but land development regulations
adopted in 1986 under Monroe
County allow for only one home
per 10 acres of land on an off-
shore island.
The city's stance is that the
island still has economic uses,
such as transferring density to
another buildable lot or selling


the land for conservation.
Grassy Key Subdivision sued
the city for the right to build on
Each of its 131 lots, situated on 47
acres of land.
Morales said previously the
lots were rezoned in 1986 as
sparsely settled, meaning one
house per 2 acres, not one per lot.
He also said the owners "don't
want to have to go through" the
rate-of-growth ordinance to get
building permits.
Voted, after a lengthy dis-
cussion, to waive 50 percent of
the building permit fees for the
Sea Grape affordable housing
project at mile marker 50.5.
Councilman Mike Cinque and
Don Vasil dissented.
Staff had recommended the
roughly $120,000 in fees be paid
up front and retroactively waived,
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Keys News


Saturday, October 13, 2007


City gets new


planning chief


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The city of Marathon intro-
duced Monroe County Senior
Planner Clarence Feagin
Tuesday as its new planning
director.
Feagin will take over the top
spot from Fred Gross, who is
retiring, Nov. 19 and says he is
excited for the opportunity, to
advance his career in Marathon.
"This is a logical move for
me. I think I have the education
and experience to take the next
step," Feagin said. "After living
in this community for the last
six years, I'm connected to the
issues and what we're trying to
achieve here."
Feagin is certainly not short
on qualifications.
He earned his bachelor's
degree in biology in 1982 and
master's in planning in 1984
from the University of Texas at
Austin before, in 1995, earning
his Ph.D. in urban and regional
planning from Texas A&M
University.
While at A&M, Feagin
taught classes on market and
feasibility studies to aspiring
planners and also worked as a
project manager for the school's
Center of Urban Affairs, devel-
oping comprehensive plans for
local governments and preserv-
ing historic downtown areas in
various locales throughout the
state.
Feagin even studied working
waterfront preservation tech-
niques for a summer in 1983 at
the University of Oxford in
England and says there was an,
interesting parallel to what they
have'done to here.
"We want to realize our
waterfront and marine resources


we have here as an economic
engine," he said.
But it was his dissertation
research at A&M on hurricane
mitigation that eventually led
Feagin to the Keys.
"I looked at how disaster-
stricken areas were recovering
from hurricanes," he said. "I did
my research in Jamaica and
gathered data on the recovery
process after Hurricane
Gilbert."
The experience led Feagin to
seek work in coastal areas sub-
ject to hurricane activity. When
the state Department of
Community Affairs offered him
a job in Marathon six years ago,
he jumped at the opportunity.
He also worked with the
Department of. Environmental
Protection before jumping to the
county.
Feagin says the Keys, being
an Area of Critical State
Concern, have certain predeter-
mined major planning issues -
environmental protection, water
quality, affordable housing and
hurricane evacuation.
"Through the community,
we'll determine other issues as
well," he said. "It's a local
process."
In the meantime, Fagan plans
on using some built-up vacation
time before starting.his new job
with the city. He will be visiting
friends in Mexico for two weeks
before returning to finish his
work with the county..
Feagin even plans on spend-
ing another week of vacation
from the county with the city,
learning the ins and outs of the
new job.
Feagin will earn $72,000 as
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Planners delay transfer law


Two park owners
say it simply
isn't .workable
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

The Monroe County
Planning Commission on
Wednesday delayed approving
an ordinance aimed at provid-
ing incentives to keep the own-
ers of mobile-home parks from
redeveloping their land into
market-rate housing.
The delay is until at least the
end of this month to better
refine the ordinance.
In the meantime, the
Planning Commission will rec-
ommend that the County
Commission extend on existing
moratorium on redevelopment
for a month. The six-month
moratorium is slated to expire
in mid-November.
The thrust of the ordinance
is to allow a landowner to
transfer market-rate building
permit allocations off a
mobile-home park. In
exchange, the owner would be


required to ensure "the park
remains affordable by either
building the housing or hand-
ing the park over to the county.
The owners of two mobile-
home parks spoke at the
Planning Commission meeting,
saying the proposal would do
little to convince them to keep
their units affordable.
Sandy Walters owns a five-
unit "baby trailer park" on Big
Coppitt Key with her husband
and another couple.
"This, economically, does-
n't even come close to working
for us," she said. "The numbers
just don't compute unless
someone has a great deal of
cash and their entire goal and
motivation is to build afford-
able housing. We just don't
have the money to donate lots
to the county, then turn around
and build affordable housing
on that property."
"If you get past the econom-
ic, then you get to managing
this burden," warned Marathon
attorney John Wolfe, whose
family owns several parks. He
said a stipulation that the


affordable units be divided
evenly among low-, very-low,
moderate- and median-income
levels would be a nightmare to
track.
. This is the second time the
ordinance came before the
Planning Commission, though
this week's version incorporat-
ed additions suggested by the
county's Workforce Housing
Task 'Force, which met
Tuesday.
One of the changes likely to
be incorporated before the Oct.
24 meeting will be to allow
landowners to "convey" rather
than "donate" the parks to the
county, thus providing for a
possible sale of the park.
One of the big drawbacks to
the ordinance, according to
Planning Commission Chair-
man Jim Cameron, is the over-
all dearth of affordable housing
permits in the Keys. Walters
agrees.
"This ordinance is based
upon a giant windfall of afford-
able housing allocations from
the state," she said. "I'm not
sure that was ever truly a possi-
bility."


Cabinet considers

land purchases


Tracts located on
North Key Largo,
Big Coppitt Key
Keynoter Staff

The state might spend about
$1.6 million Tuesday to add 48
more acres to Florida Keys con-
servation holdings.
Two purchases one on
North Key Largo and one on
Big Coppitt Key will be pro-
posed to Gov. Charlie Crist and
the Florida Cabinet, meeting in
Tallahassee.
A 5.47-acre tract of tropical.
hardwood hammock in North
Key Largo's undeveloped
Atlantic View Estates subdivi-
sion has been recommended for
a $1.07 million purchase from a
family that has owned it since
1958.
The price to sellers Juanita
Hall, Peter Versage, Vincent
Versage and Shirley Versage is
10 percent below the $1.18 mil-
lion appraisal.


The tract, adjacent to the
Crocodile Lake National
Wildlife Refuge, could have
qualified for 32 living-unit allo-
cations, state officials noted in a
report to the Cabinet.
If the purchase is approved,
the state's North Key Largo
Hammocks preservation project
will have 86 percent of the 4,621
acres originally targeted.
A 42.2-acre property on Big
Coppitt Key will be recom-
mended for a $566,100 pur-
chase. The residentially owned
site fronting Fourth Street has
17 living-unit allocations.
Now owned by M&M Joint
Venture, the site includes an
eight-acre inland pond. About
42 percent of the site is consid-
ered upland.
It will be included in the
Florida Keys Ecosystem Florida
Forever, containing 11,854 areas
at scattered sites identified for
acquisition. About 45 percent.
now is in state conservation
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Village focuses on green


Hill says it's
not just.
'Kumbaya'
BY KRISTEN BURNIE
kbumie@keysreporter.com


The Islamorada Village
Council approved several eco-
oriented items when it met
Thursday.
The council resolved unani-
mously to adopt an "environ-
mental sustainability" plan
spearheaded by Vice Mayor
Cathi Hill. It defines so-called
sustainability goals in seven cat-
egories: energy, land, air quality,
stormwater, water, waste and
transportation.
It calls for measures such as
turning up thermostats in gov-
ernment buildings during non-
business hours, to start immedi-
ately, and includes long-term
goals such as replacing street
lights with solar lighting and
working with other local govern-
ments to encourage transporta-
tion companies to use alternative
fuels.
Hill said implementing the
goals is a matter of fiscal respon-
sibility, and not a "flowers-in-
our-hair Kumbaya moment."

Keys briefs


Tax collector
starts new Web site

Monroe County Tax
Collector Danise Henriquez has
launched a new Web site
designed to make her office
available 24/7, www.monroe
taxcollector.com.
It enables records searches
and transactions to be com-
pleted online from the com-
fort of citizens' homes and
offices.
"Our new Web site puts
local information at your fin-
gertips, with links to other
agencies as well," she said.
Payment of real and tangi-
ble property taxes is now pos-
sible online. And vehicle and
vessel registrations, hunting
and fishing licenses and links
to the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles can
all be found on the home
page.


The plan sets no deadlines for
meeting the goals but the council
told Village Manager Gary Word
to devise a system to track
progress and savings.
In related action, the council
unanimously approved a plan
that priorities recycling goals.
Staff membersworked with
the environmental group Florida
Keys Green Living and Energy
Education to create the plan,
which calls for an incentive-
based recycling program, a "cus-
tomer awareness program," and
alternative recycling methods
including reuse and composting.
The council directed the Public
Works Department to include
recycling goals in the next
waste-disposal contract.
Also Thursday, the council:
Approved by a 4-1 vote a
master plan for bicycle and
pedestrian paths, though two
council members criticized the
plan for lacking "implementa-
tion strategies."
The village paid consultant
Kimley-Horn & Associates
$24,000 for the study, which


suggests improving striping and
coloring asphalt on existing bike
paths, as well as creating pedes-
trian crossings with caution
lights for vehicles.
Councilman Don Achenberg
said the village spent "$24,000
for common sense." And Mayor
Dave Boerner, who voted
against the plan, said it lacks
details and cost estimates.
Requested a special meet-
ing to discuss Village Manager
Gary Word's contract, which
expires in December. The coun-
cil must tell Word by Nov. I if it
will renew the contract.
OK'd the purchase of a
new ambulance. According to
Fire Chief William Wagner,
insurance payments and federal
reimbursements will pay for the
ambulance. The new one will
replace an ambulance that broke
down recently as it returned
from taking a child with a bro-
ken leg to Mariners Hospital.
Approved a grant agree-
ment for the county Tourist
Development Council to reim-
burse the village $28,149 for
beach and recreational area
maintenance.


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By KYLE TEAL
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The second and final reading
of an ordinance that would allow
4.2 percent cost-of-living raises
on top of step increases for Key
West city employees is up for dis-
cussion at Tuesday's 6 p.m. Key
West City Commission meeting
in Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.
The amendment to the 2007-
08 budget would provide city
workers with a cost-of-living
allowance on top of step increas-
es and longevity pay, rather than
that allowance being built into
base increases.
To make that happen,
$447,341 must be set aside from
reserves that carried over from
the 2006-07 budget.
The first reading was passed
in a special meeting Sept. 28 but
couldn't be discussed at the Oct.
3 meeting for legal reasons.
"There needed to be sufficient
days between the first publication


and final adoption," City
Attorney Shawn Smith said.
Along with that ordinance is
approval of a firefighters' con-
tract that will ensure their raises
go through.
Also on Tuesday's agenda:"
+ At the Oct. 3 meeting, a
fourth level of parking at the
Westin Resort and Marina garage
at 23.1 to 279 Front St, was dis-
cussed but proper paperwork
wasn't supplied. Commissioners
will revisit that issue.
A contentious discussion
over the annual holiday parade
and World AIDS Day falling on
the same day this year will also
continue Tuesday, as Commis-
sioner Clayton Lopez has pre-
sented a resolution aimed at
changing the date of the parade to
the second Saturday of December
rather than the first.
AIDS Day is Dec. 1 and every
seven years that and the parade
fall on the. same day. Lopez says
the city hosting a joyful celebra-
tion during such a somber day
won't be enjoyable for many
people.
At the Oct. 3 City Com-


mission meeting, commissioners
postponed a decision until
Commissioner Harry Bethel
could attend the meeting. Bethel
helps organize the parade.
The City Commission will
decide whether to grant a bid to
Historic Tours of America for a
shuttle service to bring cruise
ship passengers from the Outer
Mole to downtown Key West.
The City Attorney's Office
could get an even more demand-
ing work schedule under a resolu-
tion to require each contract,
lease and agreement that binds
the city be reviewed by that
office.
"I think [City Commissioner
Dan] Kolhage just wanted to
make sure there, was a legal
review of all documents and I
whole heartedly agree with him,"
Smith said.
Mayor Morgan McPherson's
looking to grant Bethel the title of
vice mayor emeritus for his 16
years of city service.
Edward Gautmeyer could
become part of the Key West
Planning Board, as McPherson's
sponsored a resolution to make it
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Priceathepump Mortgage fraud on rise


New task force
sets its eyes
on South Florida
Miami Herald

Mortgage brokers, appraisers,
title agents, loan officers and
phony buyers took out more than
$50 million in fraudulent home
loans to buy luxury condos in
South Beach and homes in
Southwest Ranches, federal pros-
ecutors have charged.
Some of the 18 defendants


BPW celebrates
Women's Week

In preparation for i
National Business Women'
Week. \,hich is this coming -
week. the Marathon
Business and Professional ::
Women's Club has planned
the following e ents:
NMonday: Social ith a
cash bar from 5:10 to 7:30
p.m. at Banana Ba\ Resort.
Tuesday : Wear your
BPW pin.
Thursday: Candlelight
vigil hosted by the Monroe
Country Domesttc Abuse
Shelter % th hve music and .
refreshments. 5 to 8 p.m. at
the Marathon Communtt\
Park.
Friday: Emplo\er of
the Year Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. .
at the Marathon Yacht Club.
Additionally, the BPW
has planned the Glenna
Ballard Memorial Scholar-
ship Golf Tournament for
No%. 18 at the Ke\ Colon.
Beach Golf Course. Contactsays
Todd Spano at 289-1533 or State
any BPW member for infor-
mation. Company sought

Primus-Gomez joins premium hike
new resort staff more than 50%


Carina Primus-Gomez has
joined the staff of the new
Beachside Resort and
Conference Center in Ke)
West as catering sales man-
ager to solicit, book, plan
and coordinate food for -
meetings, banquets, social
events and trade shows.


Associated Press

State Regulators have rejected
property insurer USAA's attempt
to raise its rates by more than half
because top company officials'
didn't certify the filing's accuracy
and truthfulness.
The rate increases requested
by United Services Automobile


allegedly created counterfeit doc-
uments like fake W-2s and pay
stubs to dupe lenders and, in
some cases, innocent buyers.
In several cases, fraudulent
appraisals were used to jack up
property values so the defendants
could extract large sums from
new mortgages in what are com-
monly called cash-back-at-clos-
ing schemes.
U.S. Attorney R. Alexander
Acosta also has announced a new
federal-state mortgage fraud ini-
tiative that will step up investiga-


tions and prosecutions in Florida.
The state leads the nation in
suspected home loan fraud.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae
reported in June that four of the
five ZIP Codes containing the
largest share of Florida's ques-
tionable loans were in Miami-
Dade County, where Mayor
Carlos Alvarez announced his
own mortgage fraud task force to
address the problem locally. Such
fraud has been seen in the Keys,
as well.
Timothy Delaney, assistant

See FRAUD / 21


no to USAA


Association, USAA Casualty
Insurance Co. and USAA
General Indemnity Co. need to be
refiled with company officers'
certifying that the information is
"true and accurate," the Office of
Insurance Regulation notified the
company last week.
USAA companies filed
requests in July and August to
raise property insurance rates by
what would have been 53.9 per-
cent on average. USAA, which
mostly insures military families,


has more than 280,000 Florida
customers, according to the insur-
ance office.
The Legislature in January
passed a wide-ranging new law
meant to lower property insur-
ance tax rates. Among the
requirements was a new require-
ment that insurance company
officers and their chief actuary
attest under oath to their accuracy
and completeness with the
specter of perjury charges if
they're found to have certified

See INSURANCE / 21


The crew of Signs by
Renee gets help from a
four-legged friend.
Founder Renee Anderson
is on the right.

Signs by Renee
Marathon
Signs B' Renee has
painted it all.
The business that began
30 years ago has seen other
businesses come and go in
Marathon and likely
made the signs for man\ of
them. says Debbie Kreps. a
manager of the store.
The business began by
hand painting boats. but that
aspect has almost complete
dried up.
After starting smaller.
Signs B) Renee no% has
large clients like Singh Co.
developments and the Marlin
Ba\ Yacht Club.
The company has just
unveiled a ne" slogan:
"Quality isn't expensive, it's
priceless."
The customer service
kno\ s no bounds.
Renee Anderson, the
company's namesake, once
responded at 5 a.m. to a des-
perate boat owner looking to
rename a boat. Confused,
she nonetheless replaced the
lettering, onl\ to find out
later the boat % as operated
by smugglers. Anderson v as
subpoenaed for the trial.
"Someone hired her to
change the name on a boat
she's going to change the
name on a boat," Kreps says.
Have Signs by Renee
change the name on your
boat by calling 743-5151.
The business is now at 72
Coco Plum Drive after mov-
ing from its longtime: site on
39th Street.


IT'S A DEAL: Reef
Relief Executive
Director DeeVon
Quirolo and Utility
' ,Board of Key West
Chairman Robert
"- Padron sign a
memorandum of
understanding
between the fwo
agencies
to develop a joint
solar-energy
demonstration project
at Reef Relief on
Greene Street. They're
working to submit a
grant proposal to the
Florida Department
of Environmental
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purchase and
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Keys Business


Saturday, October 13, 2007 21


More indictments are expected


FRAUD / From 20

special agent in charge of the
Miami office of the FBI, said his
office had 50 open investigations
into suspected mortgage fraud,
with three new multimillion-dol-
lar cases opened just last month.
"Over the next several
months, you should expect to see
a number of similar mortgage
fraud schemes indicted here in
South Florida," Acosta said.
Acosta said mortgage fraud is
widespread, affecting neighbor-
hoods across all socioeconomic
strata, and involving professional
insiders at almost every stage of
the loan process.
In a case made public last
month, prosecutors charged
mortgage broker Richard
Crowder II, attorney Gary Mark
Mills and Wachovia loan officer
Karen Lynn Sullivan with con-
spiring to obtain $42 million in
bogus loans used to buy 17 con-
dos on South Beach.
According to the indictment,
the scheme worked like this:
Crowder, who owned America's
Best Mortgage Services in
Coconut Creek, found properties
for sale and lured prospective.
homeowners with the promise of
buying condos with no money
down.
Behind the scenes, though, he
worked with Mills, owner of
Deerfield Beach-based Four Star


Title, to draw up fake closing
documents showing the would-be
buyers already owned the con-
dos. Then Sullivan would push
through applications for home-
equity lines of credit.
Then, those funds were used
as down payments for fraudulent
first mortgages on the same prop-
erties.
In each case, the loans were
significantly higher than the ask-
ing price.


From the difference, the trio
allegedly paid themselves fees
and bonuses plus the seller's pro-
ceeds and the mortgages and
maintenance fees on the proper-
ties.
Unwitting buyers thought they
were simply getting 100 percent
financing.
The frauds, Acosta said, repre-
sent only a few in an array of
mortgage crimes law enforce-
ment officials regularly see.


Firm: It's a 'technicality'


INSURANCE / From 20

statements they know are false.
"No longer can companies
submit data to this office request-
ing a rate'increase and when the
data is challenged, claim they
were not aware of the incorrect or
insufficient information," state
Insurance Commissioner Kevin
McCarty said this summer when
the office began requiring offi-
cials to sign an affidavit with rate
filings.
The form, which requires the
chief actuary and either the chief
executive officer or chief finan-
cial officer of the insurance com-
pany to swear to and sign the
notarized document, wasn't
included with the USAA filings,
state officials said.


USAA spokesman Justin
Schmitt said the 'company did
certify the accuracy of its filing in
July, but the company was later
asked to submit more informa-
tion and wasn't informed it need-
ed to provide additional certifica-
tion of accuracy, Schmitt said.
"If they had, we would have
rectified it, but instead ... they
rejected our filing based on this
technicality," Schmitt said.
But the company has said that
it needs to increase property
insurance rates to make sure it
has enough to cover its anticipat-
ed future losses, which are going
up in part because of rising con-
struction costs. The company
also has cited the higher cost of
reinsurance, which is backup
insurance bought by insurers to
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Keys briefs


Animal blessings
are coming Sunday

Lord of the Seas Lutheran
Church on Big Pme Key has
is annual blessing-of-the-
animals service sei for 4
p.m. Sunday. at the church.
1251) Ke\ Deer Blvd. Re\.
George Cruz-Nlartinez \\ill
officiate.
All anmnima: are welcome
- dogs, cats. gerbils.
snakes, parro's and ever\ -
thing else.

Aquarius chief
addresses students

Coral Shores High School
hosts % hatt t call an
En' ironmental Da\ of
Literacy Monda\ and has as
its keynote speaker Dr. Ellen
Prager, a marine biologist
and net\ chief scientist for
the Aquarus underwater lab
off Ilamorada.
Prager %ill speak to stu-
dents at 1:30 about her lield
work and other research she
has conducted. It's part of
the program for Coral
Shores' Environmental
Academy.

Planning starts
for vets' parade

The i.S. Na\\ in Ke\
West is coordinating the
2007 Florida KeyN. Veteran's
Da\ Parade set for 4 p.m.
No\. 11 down Duval Street
in KeN West.
Anyone %k heo \ ants to
participate can call Don
Houfek at 293-2839 or send
an e-mail to
harold.houfek@na\y".miJ.

Pianist Kris plays
Big Pine church

Concert pianist Lowell
Kris plays m concert at the
First Baptist Church of Big
Pine Key at 7 p.m. Sunday.
All are mvited. A love offer-
ing will be taken. The church
is at 300 Key Deer Blvd.


Keys welcome fright night


Costumes are only
part of the season
for residents
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Halloween is right around the
corner and organizations
Keyswide are gearing up to cele-
brate the haunted day.
Over the next few weeks,
everything from costume parties
to pumpkin patches and haunted
houses are being planned from
Key Largo to Key West.
Following is a rundown of just a
few of the events taking place:
The Spirits of the Haunted
Hammock will roam the trails at
Crane Point in Marathon from 7
to 10 p.m. Oct. 26.
Guests will be treated to a
haunted hayride through the
hammock's dark, winding trails
Sand ghosts are sure to be looming
in the 104-year-old Adderley
House.
When you are through having
a scare, there will be food,
games, pumpkin decorating and
a costume contest going on in the


Keynoter photo by JAMES BROOKS
Brandon Vigus of Summerland Key finds the perfect pumpkin at the St. Peter Catholic Church
pumpkin patch on Big Pine Key Wednesday. The patch is open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk and
offers 1,500 pumpkins of various prices.


and free for children under 6. For
more information, contact
Outreach Director Laura Fowler
at 743-3900, or by e-mail at
Laura@cranepoint.net.
For a more adult-oriented


The Pirates of the Marquesas, a Keys performing troupe, will
volunteer its time at Crane Point's Spirits of the Haunted
Hammock. The group will be at the hammock Oct. 26 from 7
to 10 p.m. playing games and entertaining the crowd.

courtyard. The Pirates of the crowd, the Marathon Jaycees
Marquesas have volunteered to will host the inaugural Marathon
entertain the crowd. Scarathon at the Jaycees building
Admission is $4 per person on 33rd Street gulfside.


The costume-mandatory which is open to the public.
event will take place from 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and event
to 1 a.m. Oct. 20, with prizes organizer Rachel Bowman said
awarded to the best-dressed par- proceeds go toward "adopting"
tygoers. Adult beverages and a local families for Thanksgiving
spread provided by Cristiano's and Christmas. The lodge pro-
Cafe will be available. vides those in need with presents
Tickets are $10 in advance and meals during the holiday
and $15 at the door, with pro- season.
ceeds benefiting the Marathon For more information, contact
High School athletic program. the Elks Lodge at 289-0417.
For more information, contact At St. Peter Catholic
Michael Singleton at 896-2444. Church on Big Pine, the eighth
+ As a youth-oriented alter- annual pumpkin patch is in full
native to all the Fantasy Fest swing. Connie Hauk from the
activities in Key West, Glad church said St. Peter received
Tidings and other churches have some 1,500 pumpkins ranging in
arranged a weeklong visit from price from 50 cents to $18.
professional skateboarders. The patch is open daily from
Pastor Joshua. Bugby said a 10 a.m. until dusk until
group of six pro skaters, includ- Halloween. On Wednesdays
ing Elijah Moore, will kick off a from 6 to 7 p.m., kids can take
Florida tour in Key West promot- part in pumpkin painting, and a
ing the release of their video, story hour is available by
"Identity Theft." appointment for pre-school and
Bugby said the skaters will be elementary school groups.
in Key West from Oct. 28 Hauk said proceeds go toward
through Nov. 1. On Halloween a World Youth Day excursion in
night, Glad Tidings will host the Australia next year, as well as
premier screening of the video, hurricane relief in Central
The church is at 1209 United St. America. For more information,
For more information, contact contact the church at 872-2537.
Bugby at 394-4330. Stanley Switlik Elementary
On Oct. 27, the Elks Lodge School in Marathon will host its
in Marathon will host a costume annual Halloween Carnival
party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon
There will be a costume con- Oct. 27.
test, dance contest, bar games
and food available at the party, See AUTUMN /35







Keynoter


Keys Livincr


Veys briefs


Animal Farm
is open Sunday

The Monroe County
Sheriff's Office Animal Farm
will be open to the public from
1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The farm
has a variety of animals,
including tropical birds,
snakes, ferrets, rabbits, horses,
ponies, a llama, goats, sheep,
pigs, chickens, ducks, tortois-
es and more.
It's at the Stock Island
Detention Center and open the
second and fourth Sunday of
every month. Groups can also
make special arrangements to
visit. Call 293-7300 to sched-
ule a visit.

Thursday seminar
looks at addiction

The next Mariners Hospital
Health Topics Seminar Series
begins Thursday with "Why
Can't Addicts Just Stop?"
During the seminar, Dr.
Eugene Manuel will examine
the difference between abuse
and addiction. He will discuss
why people become addicted
to a variety of habits, such as
smoking, drinking, shopping,
gambling and taking drugs. He
will also talk about how to
manage dependency and vari-
ous techniques that can help
people break out of their
addictive behavior.
The seminar will be held
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the
main conference room at
Mariners Hospital, mile mark-
er 91.5. It's free but reserva-
tions are required. To reserve a
space, call 434-3400.

Hospice helping
with bereavement

Hospice of the- Florida
Keys at 1319 William St., Key
West, is organizing an eight-
week bereavement support
workshop open to anyone
grieving the death -of a loved
one or friend.
Each weekly session will
explore a different facet of
grief to help with the healing.
There is no charge. For further
information and registration,
call social worker Judie
Klitenick at 294-8812, Ext.
33.


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-, The Coral Shores
High School band
holds a car wash in
the Key Largo
Kmart parking lot to
raise money for its
...... trip to the Atlanta
Adjudicated
e Festival
Performance April 9
to 12. Future car
washes are
scheduled this
weekend and the
.weekends of Oct. 27
and Nov. 10. To help
sponsor the trip,
send an e-mail to
Robert.Sax@KeysSc
hools.com.


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24 Saturday, October 13, 2007


Keys Living


THANKING SEEKER: Florida Keys Community College and its support arm, the Florida Keys
Educational'Foundation, host a recent reception to honor retired college President Bill
Seeker (center), the benefactor of the school's First Generation In-College Scholarship.
Seeker has donated more than $30,000 to the initiative, in addition to establishing a
$1 million-endowment for it.


Abuse shelter


plans 2 events


Thursday's all
about awareness,
luncheon's Nov. 1
The Monroe County
Domestic Abuse Shelter, the
Keys' only certified emergency
shelter that provides refuge for
victims of domestic and sexual
violence and their children, has
two upcoming events planned.
The first is from 5 to 8 p.m.
'Thursday at the Marathon
Community Park and amphithe-
ater. It marks October as
National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month.
It's an opportunity for fami-
lies and the community to enjoy
an evening of fun and celebra-
tion while learning about some
of the resources in the communi-
ty.
Live music will be provided
by Crazy Dave Howell, Michael
J. & Friends, Jammin Jorge,
Adrianne, Joe Mama and the
New Life Church Blues Band.
There will also be refreshments,
face painting, information sta-
tions and a candlelight vigil.
Community speakers are to
include Marathon Mayor Chris
Bull, Domestic Abuse Shelter
Chief Executive Officer Venita
Garvin Valdez and Monroe
County Assistant State Attorney


Patrick McCullah, the Middle
Keys' chief prosecutor.
The second event is the shel-
ter's annual membership lunch-
eon at the DoubleTree Grand
Key Resort in Key West Nov. 1.
Ted Bunch, co-founder of A
Call to Men, a national organiza-
tion working with men and
women toward eliminating vio-
lence against women, is the
keynote speaker. Bunch's
address will speak to "well
meaning men" and their role in
helping end violence against
women.
Bunch is an appointed
Advisory Board member to the
New York State Integrated
Domestic Violence Court, a
member of the New York State
Governor's Task Force on
Commercial Sexual Exploitation
and a founding member of the
New York City Batterer Task
Force.
Cost of the luncheon is $75
per person ($65 for shelter mem-
bers).
RSVP by mailing a check to
the Domestic Abuse Shelter,
P.O. Box 522696, Marathon
Shores, FL 33052.
Networking and seating will
begin at 11:30 a.m., the program
at noon. For additional informa-
tion, call 743-5452.


Free inoculation

program ongoing


The Visiting Nurse
Association this week continues
providing flu and pneumonia
shots at Monroe County
Nutrition Program sites and sen-
ior centers.
The program is directed at
high-risk groups including older
adults, care givers, and people
with pulmonary problems, car-
diac illnesses and related diffi-
culties. Shots are free for seniors
presenting Medicare cards
showing they have Part B
Medicare coverage. Otherwise
the cost is $30 for flu shots and
$35 for pneumonia injections.
The schedule:
Key West Truman School
Nutrition Site and Senior Center


Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at 1016 Georgia St. Call
295-5166 or 295-5165.
Big Pine Nutrition Site and
Senior Center Thursday from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. at 380 Key Deer
Blvd. Call 872-3617 or 872-
3990.
Plantation Key Nutrition
Site Friday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the Plantation Key
Government Center, 88800
Overseas Highway. Call 852-
7133.
For more information, con-
tact the Monroe County In-
Home and Nutrition Services
Program at 292-4522.


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Keys Living


Keys briefs


NOT FORGOTTEN: Plantation Key School students in- Lindsay Reinhold's eighth-grade
language-arts classes gather items for Forgotten Soldiers, an organization that sends care
packages to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.



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Mammograms at
reduced prices
In observance of National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
in October, Lower Keys Medical
Center continues offering mam-
mograms for only $100. Early
detection of breast cancer can
help save your life.
The $100 price covers the
cost of both the hospital ($75)
and the radiology read) $25.
Only cash is accepted, not insur-
ance. Full payment is due the
day of the service.
An appointment can be
scheduled now through Oct. 31
but service can be in October,
November or December.
Patients must have a prescrip-
tion from a doctor or medical
provider.
To make an appointment, call
the Stock Island hospital at 292-
9353.


Rally scheduled
to support kids
The eighth annual national
rally for after-school programs,
Lights On Afterschool, this year
takes place Thursday, and a rally
is planned for 3 p.m. that day on
the steps of the Harvey
Government Center on Truman
Avenue, Key West.
Participating will be Wesley
House Family Services, the Boys
and Girls Club and the Key West
YMCA. There will be games and
food in addition to the rally.
Organized by the Washington,
D.C., Afterschool Alliance,
Lights On Afterschool 2007 will
include some 7,500 events
nationwide where participants
will urge leaders to. support after-
school programs.
More than 14 million children
have no place to go after the
school day ends, the group says.


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2007 I CONTENTS 2007 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I WWW.KEYNOTER.COM/LATTITUDES I PAGE 27


ROYAL TREATMENT: Coronation's
on Friday. See story, Page 30.
HEAD'S UP: Headdress Ball gets
closer. See story, Page 30.
CURTAIN RISES: Waterfront hosts
casting calls. See story, Page 33.


Beer and


wine just


as fine

Liberate the libations.
See story, Page 28.


STUDIO SPACE:
It's a new arts
administration.
See column, Page 29.





ON, NUTS: Two
Keys stages host
'The Nutcracker.'
See story, Page 32.


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28 Saturday. October 13. 2007


Keys Arts & Entertainment


ArtBeat ........ 29
Movie Times .... 29
Crossword ..... 33


I ON THE COVER


It's all about the beer,
wine and fine dining
Friday at Cheeca.
See story, this page.

Photo courtesy
McCLATCHY TRIBUNE


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Fine wine or fine beer? You decide


Tasters Guild
competition
includes Cheeca
L'Attitudes Staff
The Upper Keys Tasters
Guild is pitting beer
against wine in a fundrais-
er to benefit the Treasure Village
Montessori School.
The Beer vs. Wine Dinner
starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at
Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada.
On the menu are six tasting
courses five of which will be
paired with a microbrew and a
wine.
Cheeca chef Anthony
Mansollilo has created the menu.
Brewmaster Mike Cothran
from New Belgium Brewing
(Fort Collins, Colo., maker of
the famed Fat Tire Ale) will
choose the beers, and Denise
Marchant of Premier Beverage
will choose the wines. Tom
Smith, local sommelier and head
of the Upper Keys Tasters chap-
ter, will be on hand to assist.
The evening's menu:
Ahi tuna, roasted tomato
and watermelon served chilled
with aged balsalmic and basil-
infused olive oil.
+ Goat cheese potato ravioli
with oven-roasted tomato, crispy
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Some prefer a good brew, others prefer a fine wine. Which wins? You can judge for yourself at
the Beer vs. Wine Dinner Friday at Cheeca Lodge.


+ Intermezzo chilled guana-
bana shooter
Olive oil poached grouper
with maitakes, pea shoots, black
sticky rice and sake lemongrass
broth.
+ Veal osso boco with
parsnip puree, cipollines,
pancetta and spiced red wine
sauce.
Lemoncello bread pudding
with honey marscapone.
The event also features a
silent auction of fine wines, spe-
cial dinners and local art.
Tickets are $100 per person,
which includes taxes and gratu-
ity. Only 100 seats are available,
and organizers expect the event
to sell out.
The Tasters Guild is a nation-
al organization that promotes
education in fine food and wine


in a casual and enjoyable atmos-
phere.
The local chapter, which cov-
ers Key Largo to Islamorada,
joins the already established Fort
Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Port St.
Lucie and Key West chapters in


South Florida.
For more information, e-mail
office@upperkeystasters.com,
call 515-8547 or visit the Web
site at www.upperkeys
tasters.com.


In brief


Keys shutterbugs
in focus Tuesday

The Shutterbug Club of the
Upper Keys gathers at 5 p.m.
Tuesday in the Pelican Room at
Buttonwood Bay, mile marker
96 bayside.
It's open to anyone interested
in photography. Call Suzie or Al


Weihl at 852-4533 for more.

Art on the Porch
is opening today

The Bougainvillea House
Gallery at mile marker 53.5 bay-
side opens today from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. for its monthly Art on the
Porch exhibit. Call 743-0808.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, October 13, 2007


Studios branches out nationally


It's a return
to the former
arts scene
The Studios of Key West
has a new pulse this year.
Its calendar for the sea--
son overflows with workshops,
lectures, slide shows, life-draw-
ing sessions and a tuned-in
approach to the arts that leaves
.the arts administration of the
1960s and '70s in the dust.
The concept of arts adminis-
tration seemed new when hippies
renovated
arts festi-
vals way
back then.
It was
Sept. 29,
-4 1965, when
-President

signed the
National
Found-
ation on
Judi Bradford the Arts
and the
Humanities Act, establishing the
National Endowment for the
Arts.
What an idea the govern-
ment supporting the arts!
For those of us interested in
the arts, visions of wresting the
glory from the European monop-
oly on culture sprang to life. The
stories our international friends
told us of grants and stipends
suddenly became real. That
could happen to us?
Art students born into the
sugar and butter rationing for the
war effort thought, Does this
mean I won't have to wait tables
in order to practice art?
The Arts and Humanities Act
said, "While no government can
call a great artist or scholar into
existence, it is necessary and
appropriate for the federal gov-
ernment to help create and sus-
tain not only a climate encourag-
ing freedom of thought, imagina-
tion, and inquiry, but also the
material conditions facilitating
the release of this creative talent."
That was heady stuff, like the
Constitution starting out, "We
the people...." And my personal
favorite; the Declaration of
Independence establishing the
pursuit of happiness as an
"unalienable right."
With LBJ's signature, life
seemed authorizedcto be tranquil,


This is the entrance to the armory building on Whitehead
Street, home to The Studios of Key West.


safe, free and creative, and with
a potential for recognized happi-
ness. A whole industry of arts
administrators was founded, and
artists joined the lifestyle of
meetings and proposals.
The Studios of Key West,
under the new leadership of Eric
Holowacz with the assistance of
Marketing and Projects


Coordinator Elena Devers, has
similarly blossomed.
With its own building and
secure funding, it has an advan-
tage over the Florida Keys
Council of the Arts that has to
rent, beg or borrow venues.
Free and modestly priced
events can happen at The
Studios of Key West. The work-


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Ben Stiller
Michelle Monaghan
Malin Akerman
Carlos Mencia
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PHONE 43-028


shops scheduled f6r the season
are market priced but feature
national arts figures.
We are approaching the end
of regionalism. For years, all
over the country, the call has
been local artists. The last nation-
al artists were the pop artists.
Regionalism was an out-
growth of the endowments. It
democratized art. However, it
also eroded the national arts
scene. Local markets hailed local
successes. They didn't want to
hear about Claes Oldenburg or
Roy Lichtenstein.
The Studios of Key West,
while supporting local artists, has
a mission that allows it to draw
creative people artists and


scholars from other arenas.
Its schedule of events is
online at www.tskw.org and in
its catalog, available at the
armory building where it's
housed at 600 White St. Or it can
be mailed to you. Call 296-0458.
The next events include a free
slide presentation by master water-
colorist Mark Mehaffey Nov. 7.
A plein air painting workshop
with Sandford Birdsey Oct. 19
is free for Studios members, who
also receive discounts on work-
shops and other events.
In time for Halloween and
Fantasy Fest, mask making with
John McBride, founder of
Maskerville, is scheduled for
Oct. 22.


. 4 Movie Times

REGAL CINEMAS
Searstown, Key West, 294-0000
All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
* Why Did I Get Married? (PG-13). 1:00,4:00, 7:00 and 10 00 p.m.
* We Own the Night (R): 1:20,4:15.7:30 and 10:15 p.m.
* The Heartbreak Kid (R): 12'55, 3:55, 7:05 and 10:10 p.m
* The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (PG): 1:15,4.05 and 7:15 p.m.
* The Game Plan (PG): 1:25,4:30, 7:10 and 9:50 p.m.
* The Kingdom (R): 1:10,4:20, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m.
* Good Luck Chuck (R): 10:15 p.m.

TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493
* In The Valley Of Elah (R): Dally 3:00, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
* Lady Chatterley (NR): Daily 2:00 and 7:15 p.m Wednesday
2-00 p.m show only
* Manufactured Landscapes (NR): Daily 5 15 p.m.; No snow Thursday.
* Jane Austin Book Club (PG-13) Daily 2:30.4:30, 6 30 and 8-30 p.m
* Moro No Brasil (NR): Wednesday only 7:15 pm

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288
* The Heartbreak Kid (R) Weekdays: 7:00 and 9 30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday' 2.00.7'00 and 9.30 p.m.

TAVERNIER TOWNE CINEMA
Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003
* Michael Clayton (R): Daily 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.: Friday and
Saturday 1:00 and 9:45 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m.
* The Heartbreak Kid (R): Daily 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.: Friday and
Saturday 1:00 and 9:45 p.m.: Sunday 1:00 p.m.
* The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (PG): Dally 4:15 and 7.15 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 1 15 and 9:45 p.m: Sunday 1:15 p.m.
* The Game Plan (PG): Daily 4:15 and 7:15 p.m.: Friday and
Saturday 1:45 and 9:45 p m.: Sunday 1.15 p.m.
* The Kingdom (R): Daily 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday
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Keys Arts'& Entertaihment


Royals getting their crowns


Fantasy Fest
coronations
a week away
T he king and queen are
crowned Friday.
Fantasy Fest's
Coronation Ball, where the
royalty who will preside over
the 10-day festival is revealed,
is from 6 top 9:30 p.m. Friday
at La Te Da, 1125 Duval St.,
Key West.
This is the 18th year for the
annual event, which in part
benefits the housing and client
services programs of AIDS
Help. Five dollars gets you a
vote as well as admission.
Candidates are Chris Lippa,
"Dancing" Dejah Urbanovitch,


Johnathon "J.Ho"
Hoenscheidt, Mary Lou
Hoover dnd Miss
Southernmostgay.com (I
Jones).
They've been raising
money for AIDS Help th
two months through a va
of events in hopes of bei
crowned king or queen o
Fantasy Fest. In the end,
ever raises the most mon
crowned.
Performances featurir
king and queen candidate
many other Key West en
tainers start at 7 p.m. Ve
ends promptly at 8.
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Bob Conti and the royal
crowns by Dale Rozman and
Jay and Carmenza Pfahl of
Neptune Designs.
4itch Priority seating is available
for $50 per'person, which
includes reserved seating with
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ng vote. Additionally, basic
if reserved seating is available
who- for $25, which includes one
ley is vote. Reservations are
required by calling Pam
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ter- Fantasy Fest 2007, this year
voting themed "Gnomes, Toads &
White Rabbit Tea Parties,"
been runs from Oct. 19 through 28.
erg of It includes more than 30
yal events glitzy masking and
costuming balls, lively street
fairs and countless costume
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whatever they dare.
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Duval, by far the biggest event
r of the fest, usually drawing
more than 50,000 onlookers.
Marching groups garbed in
feathered and sequined robes,
Caribbean bands, costumed -
characters and lavishly deco-
rated motorized floats, some
with moving parts that tower
two stories high, are the norm.


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gives you an
idea of what
you'll see at
the 25th
annual
Headdress
Ball. It's Oct.
23, but the
time has
come to start
making your
headdress.


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go to your head


Headdress Ball
is for the pros,
amateurs alike
t's hard to believe, but it's
almost time for the 25th
anniversary of the Key West
Business Guild's Headdress Ball.
The Fantasy Fest event, set
for 8 p.m. Oct. 23, has moved to
the larger parking lot of the
Southernmost Hotel at Duval
and South streets and will be
staged under a big tent.
For the more talented, there is
a contest awarding a $1,000 first


prize, $300 second prize and
$200 third prize to those who best
depict the theme "Shrooms,
Blooms and Mad Hatter Plumes."
Judging is made only on the
headdresses, not on costumes.
Elaborate headdresses of all
flavors are on sale at one of the
event's major sponsors, Leather
Master, downtown at 418
Appelrouth Lane. They are also
equipped to construct a custom
headdress according to your
specifications.
For the more talented and
adventurous, full headdress sup-
plies including feathers, beads,
glue guns and headbands are
available at Ben Franklin Island
Crafts at 2506 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
There is an after event party
at the Aqua nightclub at 711
Duval Street.
General admission, VIP and
patron table seating for the ball
on sale at www.keystix.com
or by phoning 296-1520.
For more information, call
John at the Key West Business
Guild at 294-4603.

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In brief


Tuesday deadline
looms for Watson

Tuesday's the deadline for
sculptors to submit a sketch or
model and pictures of prior
work to the Friends and
Volunteers of Refuges on Big
Pine Key-for the group's
planned sculpture/bas relief of
Jack Watson and a Key deer to
commemorate the 50th anniver-
sary of the National Key Deer
Refuge.
For more information, con-
tact Sandy Brown at 872-7385.

Artists in Paradise
features Fantasy Fest

The Artists in Paradise
Gallery at the Winn-Dixie
Shopping Center on Big Pine
Key is featuring a collection of
posters and T-shirts collected
over the years by official
Fantasy Fest photographer Mike
Forti.
The collection shows a wide
range of the artwork chosen the
past seven years. It also shows
that there is lots of art involved
in Fantasy Fest besides flashy
outrageous costumes. Also on
display are a couple of head-
pieces Forti created for the
Headdress ball.
SThe gallery's window show-
cases a few Fantasy Fest cos-
tume pieces designed by Bob
and Sue D'Antonio.
Additionally, the gallery has
a 50/50 auction based on its
upcoming "Manikins in
Paradise" project.
For more information and an
application, stop by the gallery;
the Sudo Gallery, 1100 Duval
St., Key West; the Island Arts
Gallery, 1128 Duval; the Key
West Art Center, 301 Front St.;
the Guild Hall, 614 Duval; or
go to www.artistsinparadise
.com.

Marathon movies
continue Sunday

The Friends of the Marathon
Library continues its Cinema at
the Library series, which plays
at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library,
mile marker 47.5 oceanside.
Admission is free but donations
are accepted.
The next two:
Sunday, "A Place in the


Sun." George Stevens won an
Oscar for his 1951 adaptation of
Theodore Dreiser's novel "An
American Tragedy."
Montgomery Clift plays a poor
lad so drawn to a rich, beautiful
girl (Elizabeth Taylor) that he
contemplates killing his lower-
class fiance (Shelley Winters).
Oct. 21, "Ballad of a
Soldier." Russian soldier
Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a
visit with his mother after he
single-handedly fends off two
enemy tanks. As he journeys
home, he encounters the devas-
tation of his war-torn country,
witnesses glimmers of hope
among the people and falls in
love.

Key West writer
is award finalist

Key West writer Bob
Berreuter has received notice
that his first children's book,
"The Gift," is a semi-finalist in
the Moonbeam Children's Book
Awards. .
This is the inaugural
Moonbeam Children's Book
Awards, established by The
Jenkins Group and Independent
Publisher Online. A total of 862
entries were received from
authors and publishers in 45
states, six Canadian provinces
and seven countries overseas.
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entries.
According to www.amazon
.com, "The Gift" is set in
medieval times and "revolves
around the lives of three
princesses who are in training
for a competition to determine
which one will become queen.
Each has different talents and
strengths, but only one can be
chosen to rule."
The Moonbeam Awards
presentation will be made in
Chicago Nov. 3.

Crane Point is
going Bahamian

Crane Point Museum and
Nature Center in Marathon is
seeking Bahamian-style artists,
crafters, musicians, historic re-
enacters and chefs for its third
annual Bahamian Heritage
Festival, to be held Jan. 25 to
27 at Crane Point, mile marker
50 in Marathon.
For further information con-
tact Laura Fowler, outreach
director, at 743-3900.


TIME TO SWING: Lower Keys dance instructors Lucy and
Leon are resuming their East Coast swing lessons starting
Wednesday. They take place each Wednesday from 7 to
8:15 p.m. at Paradise Health & Fitness, 1706 N. Roosevelt
Blvd., Key West. It's a progressive class starting with basics.
Cost is $36. Call Lucy or Leon at 296-6348 or send-an
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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Nuts! Or, rather 'Nutcrackers'


Classic ballet
back in Key West
and Upper Keys
Advance planning is
already cracking for "The
Nutcracker" holiday pre-
sentations in Key Largo and Key
West.
In the Upper Keys,
Islamorada Community
Entertainment, known as ICE, is
looking for tumblers and dancers
ages 7 to 18 to audition for
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"
ballet.
The holiday favorite will be
presented and performed by the
Dance Alive National Ballet
State Touring Co. of Florida and
will feature as many as 30 local
-children Dec. 22 at the
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Auditions are Nov. 3 at San
Pedro Catholic Church on
Plantation Key. Dance auditions
will begin at 9 a.m. followed by
auditions for tumblers at 10.
There is an audition fee of $10.
Those auditioning should arrive
30 minutes early to complete
audition forms.
The cast will be posted at
noon and rehearsals will begin
immediately following the post-
ing. For more information about
the auditions, contact Stephanie
Zlockie at 852-3818.
Additional performance and
ticket information will be avail-
able at a later date.

Key West
In the Southernmost City,'the
cast has already been chosen for
"Nutcracker Key West," with
professional dancers from the
Louisville Ballet, 15 other pro-
fessional dancers from around
the country and two casts, each
with 50 Key West area children.
It's under the direction of
Joyce Stahl and her Paradise
Ballet Theatre and is Key Westy
- with chickens, roosters, sea
fans, anemones and yes, even a
conch shell.
Stahl performed with the
American Repertory Ballet of
Princeton, N.J., for 35 years. Her
three daughters danced in "The
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came during a visit here when
she still lived in New Jersey.
.Stahl's Paradise Ballet
Theatre will recreate the
acclaimed Key West version of
the "Nutcracker Key West" pre-
sented here two years ago.
"Nutcracker Key West" plays
for 11 performances at the 500-
seat Tennessee Williams Theatre
on the campus of Florida Keys
Community College on Stock
Island.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
Nov. 23, 28, 29 and 30; 7:30
Nov. 24 and 25 and Dec. 1; and
2:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 2.
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Saturday, October 13, 2007


Waterfront


makes splash


'The Best Man,'
'Morrie' auditions
are this week

-Th e Key West Players are
Holding auditions for two
upcoming productions at
the Waterfront Playhouse.
Auditions for "The Best
Man," written by Gore Vidal
and directed by Danny
Weathers, are from 5:30 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the theater at
Mallory Square.
At the same time and place
but on Friday, auditions are set
foi "Tuesdays with Morrie,"
written by Jeffrey Hatcher and
Mitch Albom, and directed by
Carole MacCartee.
"The Best Man" will be
staged Dec. 19 to Jan. 12 and
"Tuesdays With Morrie" from
Jan. 23 to Feb. 9.
"The Best Man" is Vidal's
satire on the backstabbing
world of political nominations.
The plot revolves around two
men vying for the presidential
nomination of an unnamed
political party. They each have
explosive dirt on the other and
are threatening to go public
with the information and gain


the nomination.
Fifteen roles are available
for the large scale-production.
The age range for the actors is
early 20s to late 60s. The play
will be set in 1960.
"Tuesdays With Morrie" is
the stage version of Albom's
phenomenal best-selling book
of the same name. The story is
about how Albom reconnected
with his college mentor, Morrie
Schwartz, after a 15-year sepa-
ration. Every Tuesday, they
explore the lessons of life
together and what should and
should not matter.
MacCartee is looking for
two experienced actors.
Albom is a sports journalist in
his late 30s. As the narrator, he
needs excellent verbal dexterity.
Piano-playing ability is a plus.
Morrie is an octogenarian
who learns he has Lou Gehrig's
disease, which progresses
throughout the play. However,
he is a life force, full of mis-
chief, resourcefulness, wisdom
and kindness. He loves to dance.
For more information, call
Weathers at 296-8879 or send
an e-mail to daninkw@earth
link.net.


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ACROSS
1 First bishop of Paris
8 Fishing spots
13 Winter warmer
20 -Words used in dating?.
21 He ran with Nixon
22 Reveal completely
23 *Thoroughly
25 "Dunno why not"
26 Top-notch
27 Sportscaster Jackson
28 Omar of "The Mod
Squad"
30 DC. summer setting
31 Try to avoid a
collision, in a way
S34 Plato subject
36 Tends to spoil, with "on"
38 One-million link
40 Actress Signe
41 Recital piece
42 *Start of a frank
discussion
48 Series of missed
connections
52 Coup d'
53 French 101 verb.
54 From the sun
56 Big ball
57 Baloney
58 Ball of fire
61 Gnats and brats
63 Young fellow
64 Slow mover
66 Delphic medium
68 Trucker's weight unit
69 Powder site
70 *"1 just remembered ..."
75 Parishioner's place
78 Trivial amount
79 Rival of Martina
80 Dams may create
them
84 Mil. morale booster


S85 Singer with the
Mel-Tones
87 '70s O'Connor costar
90 Guarded
91 Alternative to steps
93 No longer tied up
95 Change the decor of
96 Work (out), as-
differences
97 Hearty dinner
99 *Resume old habits.
103 PC problem solver
104 Pop singer Lopez
106 Altar assurance
107 Tires (out)
109 Library sight
112 Obstacle for Moses
117 Gallery filler
118 He hit his 600th
homer 6/20/2007
119 Air freshener targets
121 Victrolas, e.g.
122 Pinchot of TV's
"Perfect Strangers"
125 *Make cry
129 Green dessert
130 Smart guy?
131 Andrew or Paul
132 Riding the train
133 Civil wrongs
134 Prepares to go?
DOWN
1 Couch potatoes'
hangouts
2 "Presumed
Innocent" author
3 Monotonous speaker
4 Dramatist Rice
5 Drama in Kyoto
6 Wilde country: Abbr.
7 Wounded Knee's st.
8 Barbecue site
9 Prank-ending cry


10 Captivate: Var.
11 Vintage vehicle
12.Candy
13 Eases (off), as shoes
14 Part of V.F.W.
15 Needle feature
16 "Jimmy Kimmel
Live!" network
17 *Read the riot act
18 Lose ground
19 Flat rates
24 Parls's Pont Arts
29 Three of the first five
words of a "Funny
Girl" song, or its title
32 Nice life
33 Wound up
35 Sets a price
36 Adams or Wilson-
37 Designer Cassinl
39 Court fig,
41 In a way
42 Intricate sets of
circumstances
43 Thames town
44 Org. that plans
long trips .
45 Value system
46 "... but maybe I'm
wrong"
47 Hybrid blooms
49 Can't help but
50 Antiseptic plant
51 Plank opening
55 Something to
gather around
59 Meredith's "Today"
co-host
60 Earth tone
62 Sassy one
65 Going around in circles
67 Long sentence
71 Long green
72 Mark replacements


73 '40s-'50s slugger Ralph
74 That Is
75 Run smoothly
76 Morales of' "Bad Boys"
77 *Like England's
National Health
Service care
81 Quaint "not"
82 Let go
83 Since, on New Year's
86 New York's "Excelsior"
and others
88 1999 Ron Howard film
,89 Turning part
92 Get ready
94 The Phantom of
the Opera
98 It turns out Its.
100 Ciphertext writer
101 Railroad bridge
102 Carry a balance
105 Greet with loud laughter
107 Poet Neruda
108 Hatch of Utah
109 Filleted
110 Foot warmers
111 Before
113 Add vinaigrette to
114 Improvises with
nonsense syllables
115 Baseball Hall of
Famer Combs
116 Plus
118 Yves's eve
120 Oft-raucous party
123 Prefix with con
124 Tub with jets
126 "Xanadu" band, for short
127 "'I you liked your
drink,' sez Gunga Din"
128 One'Is "cradled"
in answers to
asterisked clues


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In brief

Theater looking
for military photos
Staff at the Marathon
Community Theatre is looking
for copies of military photos ih
can use to help decorate for its
annual fundraiser, "One
Weekend Only," scheduled for
Oct. 19 and 20.
The theme is an old-fash-
ioned USO show and a salute to
the Gershwin brothers and
Irving Berlin.
Anyone who has military
photos relative to the era is
asked to call the theater at
743-0408.

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HELLO, BEAUTIFUL: 'Sublime Excess,' the second annual
Fantasy Fest Photo Show at Florida Keys Community
College's Library Gallery, opens with a masquerade
reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the main campus
on Stock Island. There is also'a Wall of Shame home to
snapshots of unfortunate costume choices and unbridled
indulgence.


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Keys Living


Saturday, October 13, 2007


Abby Franck
(left) and Rachel
Lebo dress up for
last year's ..
Halloween .
parade at. ;
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Elementary
School. Kids
have plenty of
activities to
participate in this
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There will be a costume
parade, as well as a variety of
games, food and prizes available
for all the kids. A silent auction
will feature gift certificates and
services from local establish-
ments.
Carnival Chairwoman
Michelle Franck said proceeds
help pay for field trips for the
students throughout the school
year.
+ It's Halloween Trick N
Flick at Founders Park in
Islamorada from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. Oct. 26. There will be
games, contests, prizes, punch


and cookies. Then at 8 there a
"float-in movie" at the park pool
* go watch a spooky movie on
the big screen (bring your floats).
Hot dogs, popcorn and snow
cones available will be available.
Cost for residents is $3, $5 for
others.
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars and American Legion in
Key Largo team up on a haunted
house every year. Details are still
being finalized.
And of course, the Fantasy
Fest parade hits Key West's
Duval Street at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
It's not an actual Halloween
event, but since it's all about
dressing up and only a day later,
it bears mentioning.


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ANIMAL HERO:
Marathon Turtle
Hospital owner
Richie Moretti
(right) receives an
Animal Action
Award from Fred
O'Regan,
president of the
International Fund
for Animal Welfare,
at a presentation
Oct. 6 in Santa.
Monica, Calif.
Moretti was one of
seven people
nationwide so
honored. At the
same event, actor
Ben Stein received
the Animal
Advocate Award
for his longtime
commitment to
helping animals.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FLORIDA KEYS
SCENIC CORRIDOR ALLIANCE
The Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance, which serves
as the citizens support organization for the Florida Keys
Scenic Highway and the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage
Trail, will host the first general membership meeting on
Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. in the EOC
Room of the Marathon Government Center, Marathon.
The agenda for this meeting includes the upcoming scenic
byways grant cycle, and plans for nominating the U.S. 1
corridor for designation as a National Byway and All
American Road'. The public is encouraged to participate.
For more information please contact the Florida Keys
Scenic Highway Coordinator at 305-289-2521,
wylie-charlene()monroecounty-fl.gov.
ADA Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance
during the meeting due to a disability should contact the
Planning Department at (305) 289-2500.
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Keys Living


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HEFTY DONATION: The Pirates on the Water-Parrotheads of
the' Upper Keys present a $21,167.80 check to the Florida
Keys Wild Bird Center, proceeds from three recent
fundraisers. At the presentation are (from left) David Kay;
Chris Pietri, John Singleton, Mary Nicolai, Laura Quinn and
Bruce Horn.




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Keys briefs


Botanical Society
resumes meetings

The Big Pine Key Botanical
Society kicks off .its 2007-08
season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
Lord of the Seas Lutheran
Church, Key Deer Boulevard.
Big Pine resident Scott
Wade, Who has 20 years of
experience as a landscape con-
tractor and nurseryman, will
speak about growing vegetables
in the Keys. The public is wel-
come. After the talk, there will
refreshments, small talk and a
plant raffle.
Any-questions, call Maryann
at 872-5782.

Two groups conduct
Marathon food drive

The Marathon Skate
Association and Educational
Coalition for Monroe County
are hosting a food drive through
Oct. 20.
Donors'can deposit ready-to-
eat packaged foods (pop-top
meals) at the skate park at the
Marathon Community Park or


the Marathon Publix. Meals col-
lected will be donated to the
HigherLove Mission Outreach.

Car show Sunday
at Shanna Key

The Florida Keys Southern-
most Car Club holds its next
Show and Shine event from
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the
Shanna Key Irish pub and grill,
1900 Flagler Ave., Key West.
Custom and classic cars,
street rods and motorcycles will
be on display. Big-screen auto
racing will be featured. For
specifics, call Dick Moody at
942-1758 or Curry Blackwell at
304-2752.

Casey addresses
gardeners Tuesday

The Upper Keys Garden
Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at the Francis Tracy Garden
Center, mile marker 94,
Taverier. Lunch will be pro-
vided followed by guest speaker
Susan Casey of Casey's Corner
of Homestead.


Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon for October 2007

City Council Members ,,, City Manager
Chris Bull, Mayor Michael H. Puto
Michael Cinque, Councilmember City Attorneys
Marilyn Tempest, Vice Mayor Stearns Weaver Miller
Don Vasil, Councilmember Weissler Alhadeff
Pete Worthington, Councilmember & Sitterson, PA
CITY OF MARATHON
Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meeting listed.


Planning Commission Meeting
City Council Special Call Meeting -
Affordable Housing RFQ
City Council Workshop -
Direction to the City Manager
Wastewater Pre-Construction
Meeting (Service area 4)
Land Acquisition Meeting
City Council Meeting


DATE: TIME:
10/15/07 5:30 pm
10/17/07 -4:00 pm


LOCATION:
Sheriff's Hangar, 10100 Overseas Hwy., 2nd Floor
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Hwy.


10/17/07 Immediately following 4PM meeting above.
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Hwy.


10/18/07 6:00 pm

10/22/07 11:00 am
10/23/07 5:30 pm


Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Hwy.

City Hall Conference Room, 10045 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon Gov. Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Hwy.


To view the full Citfof Marathon calender please visit: www.ci.marathon.fl.us
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any meet-
ing or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings'and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify Diane Clavier at City Hall (305) 289-5020
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For more information, con-
tact Sherry at 852-0884.

Heron-Peacock grant
used for employment

The Heron-Peacock Sup-
ported Living program of the
Keys has been awarded a grant
of $34,480 from the Able Trust
to be used to. develop an
employment program for peo-
ple with mental illness in the
Lower Keys.
Heron-Peacock is a nonprof-
it organization serving adults
with a history of mental illness
in. Programs include residences
in Key West and Marathon, sup-
portive counseling, supervision
of medications and transporta-
tion.
The Able Trust, also known
as the Florida Governor's
Alliance for the Employment of
Citizens with Disabilities, is a
public-private partnership creat-
ed in 1990 to provide Floridians
with disabilities fair employ-
ment opportunities through
fundraising, grant programs,
public awareness and education.

Garden club
resumes meetings

The Marathon Garden Club
hosts its first meeting of the sea-
son at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19, which
is open to the public, free and
includes a light lunch.
Mark Wesley Will give a
photographic presentation about
the Everglades accompanied by
music. The club is at mile mark-
er 50 bayside. Call 743-4971.

Support group
forms for parents

The Children's Memorial
Tree Garden Program, a Key
Largo-based group that memo-
rializes children who have died,
is sponsoring a free support
group for parents who have lost
-a child of any age.
The initial meeting is from 7
to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Marina
Del Mar Resort, 527 Caribbean
Drive, Key Largo (next to
Coconuts Restaurant). It will
then meet monthly the fourth
Tuesday of the month.
For details, call Howard
Gelbman at 451-3607.


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, October 13, 2007
KEYNOTER


Canes dive past swim rivals


Zonta ABC event
returning Nov. 3

The Zonta Club of Ke\
West is holding its annual
ABC I Aw areness Breast
Cancer Walk/Run Nov. 3
beginning at b a.m. w ith reg-
istration starting at 7:30 at
the Salute Restaurant on
Hlggs Beach.
The 5K has raised enough
money in past Nears to pro-
vide more than 1.000 mamn-
nograms to %\omen \ ho are
uninsured or underinsured.
organizers sa.. \omen
unable to afford mammo-
grdms can get them w ith a
Zonta % oucher.
The extent \ 111 include
dra.\ ings for framed print
titled "Parrotdise" donated b\
the '\ land Galler. a set of
o\ al-cut emerald earrings
from Emerald's Intemantonal.
t\o Sonia Robinson paint-
ings. an aerial tour of Kei
West and original Haitian art-
\ ork from the Galler on
Greene.
An\ one interested can co
to www.active.com or call
294-t840.

Safe-boating class
starts on Oct. 23

i.S. Coast Guiad
Au\ilian Floulla 13-08 has
planned its last safe-boating
pro:,rarm fo'r 2101107 for 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday s and ThursdaNs
startuig Oct. 23 and ending
No'. 13. It's at St. James the
Fisherman Episcopal Church.
Islamorada.
It', a comprehensive pro-
gram designed for both
beginner and experienced
boaters. Deadline for regis-
tTation s Oct. 18.
For more information or
to preregister call Paul
Bartosze'' icz at 852-2443.

More on the Web

For more local sports,
including Key West volley-
ball, powerboat races. Ke\
Largo sailing and south foot-
ball. go to
www.keynoter.com sports


Key West 2nd,
Marathon's 3rd
in championships
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

As he stood on the pool deck,
Coral Shores High School coach
Mark Hill presented a cool look
- wide-brimmed black hat,
stylish sunglasses, cargo shorts
and sandals that belied his
intensity.
Hill towered over his swim-
mers many of whom were
lanky themselves, with hair
.spilling from their green-and-
gold caps as he exhorted
them to victory Wednesday over
Key West and Marathon in the
annual Monroe County
Championships at the Florida
Keys Community College's
aquatic center.
He exhorted them in a deep
voice that carried easily across
the pool's eight lanes and trav-
eled up to a lifeguard perched in
her stand.
And the Hurricanes respond-
ed.
See SWIM / 39


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


Not even running in the
wrong direction. for two min-
utes on a confusing course
could stop Marathon seventh-
grader Naomi Valerdi from tak-
ing first place in a cross-coun-
try meet against Westwood
Christian School and
Archbishop Carroll Thursday.
Dolphins coach Amy Urban
said Valerdi, who finished in
24:12, was on pace after two
miles to finish at around 22:10.
She said several other runners
took the wrong path as well at
Westwood when the person
charged with directing the run-
ners went missing.
"She has a great natural
stride she's a great runner,"


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Keynoter photo by KYLE TEAL
The Monroe County Championships are one of the few sports events that pits each of the three
Keys high schools against each other. This year's competition was Wednesday.


Volleyball Canes

blow by Cyclones


"Boban also


I ORL HRE


maintains his provide three kill shots and two
blocks in the win over
winning ways Carrollton's Lady Cyclones.
Libero defender Clara
By KEVIN WADLOW Sanchez "played her usual
Senior Staff Writer, steady game," Thiery said. "Our
kwadlow@keynoter.com middle hitters are strong, but we
need to shore up the left side.
Coral Shores' Lady "We're also rotating four
Hurricanes are hitting the right players at setter. They all have
notes as-the regular volleyball games where they do something
season winds down this week. well but we need somebody
The Canes moved to 9-8 who can do it all."
Thursday with a 25-22, 25-22, Coral Shores likely will see
25-15 sweep against Carrollton. Carrollton again in the first
"The first game was close round of the District 16-3A
but then we got back on track," Tournament, beginning Oct. 23
coach Andy Thiery said. at Maritime and Science
"Overall, we seem to be peaking Technology Academy on Key
at the right time." Biscayne.


Junior hitter Maire
McMahon came off the bench to


See CANES / 40


Urban said of Valerdi.
The girls' team as a whole
dominated the Warriors and
Bulldogs, with five runners fin-
ishing in the top eight spots
overall. They finished with a
score of 22.
Following Valerdi to the line
,were Emily Brandjes (24:17),
Kelsey Wonderlin (25:10),
Marcy Brandjes (25:26) and
Kasey Platt (27:10).
Urban said Valerdi is the
team's fastest runner, but she
has been happy to see most
runners' personal records bro-
ken on a consistent basis this
year.
She said 13 of thz 17 run-


See RUN / 40


briefs


Wrong way goes


right for Valerdi


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38 Saturday, October 13, 2007


Keys Sports & Outdoors


Lady Eagles split with Colts


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Island Christian's Lady Eagle
volleyball squad ends its regular
season with a Monday double-
header at Westwood Christian.
That will be the last game
until the District 16-A
Tournament opens Oct. 22 in
Miami.
The Lady Eagles (5-7) split a
Tuesday doubleheader against
Calusa Prep, storming back to
take the closer in three straight
games, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22.-
The Lady extended the Colts
to four games but lost the opener,
25-9, 25-15, 14-25, 25-18.
"In the first match, the girls
were playing flat and were unfo-
cused, but they definitely came
Through in the second match,"
coach Sheryl Yost said. "Our
girls were totally focused for [the
second] match and wanted it
badly, ard they played like it."
Jenny Glaze (six kills),
Jennifer Subic (four kills) and
Melanie Meroni led the Eagles at
the net, while Brittany Messinger
was a leading server.


"Two of my JV girls, Brittni
Dudley and Lauren Montagne,
played and did very well," Yost
said.

Soccer
Island Christian's soccer
Eagles played St. Brendan even
Tuesday, ending with a 3-3 tie
against the Sabres.
Aaron Izaguirre scored two
goals for ICS, both times work-
ing a give-and-go with freshman
forward Jon Cruciger.
Matthew Izaguirre got the
Eagles started with their first
goal, scoring on a cross from his
brother, Aaron. .
At the other end of the field,
Philip Izaguirre made 24 saves to
keep the Sabres at bay.
"We looked really good pass-
ing and moving without the ball,"
Eagle coach Robert Lucas said.
"We got a little tired in the
second half," Lucas said. "Due to
illness and disciplinary reasons,
we were forced to move a few
players into new-positions and
we lacked our depth.".
Island Christian finishes the


regular season in a Monday game
at Greater Miami Academy.
"That will be a good tune-up for
the district tournament," Lucas
said.
Results from the home finale,
Friday against Calusa Prep, were
not available at press time.
A schedule for the District 8
playoffs has not been released.


Keys briefs


Youth hoops
league forming

The Florida Keys Youth
Sports Foundation has a youth
basketball league starting and
has scheduled registration days.
Play is for boys and girls
ages 7 to 14 as of Sept. 1. Cost
is $35.
Registration is from 5 to 7
p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at the Key
Largo Community Park and
from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
For more information call
Amy at 453-0008.


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, October 13, 2007


Hurricanes dominate at meet despite rain and clouds


SWIM / From 37

The .boys' team, with 109
points, finished ahead of the
Conchs (79) and the Dolphins
(30). The girls' teams finished in
the same order, with Coral
Shores winning, 109-83-31.
"We came here fired up,"
Hill, 25, a former University of
Maryland swimmer, said. "We
got behind each other and swam
with spirit and energy. When we
do that, no one can beat us."
The regular season's last
meet, which began after 5 p.m.
under towering cumulus clouds
that later darkened and spit rain,,
brimmed with camaraderie and
"woo-woo" enthusiasm.
The Hurricanes dominated
the first six events, including the
girls' 200-yard freestyle, won by
Kelsey Anderson in 2:06.66; the
boys' 200 freestyle, won by
Cody Wagner in 1:59.87; and
both 200 individual medley
races, won by Bianca Sullivan in
2:26.83 and Aaron Fryman in
2:35.07.
Anderson later won the 100
freestyle in 56.54, four seconds
faster than Key West's
Alessandra Hally, and anchored
the winning 400 freestyle relay.
Sullivan also won the 100 breast-


stroke and teammate Leona Sola
won the 100 backstroke.
Marathon's little band of
swimmers, coached by Sarah
Maschal, was led by Matteo
Curruru, who won the 50 free in
23.90, and Melanie Boyd, who
was second in both the 200 free
and 100 breaststroke.
Key West's Rachel Kohler
stopped the Coral Shores' streak
by winning the seventh event,
the 50 freestyle, in 27.88 sec-
onds, just ahead of teammate
Noelle Lark. Kohler later won
the 500 freestyle, as did her
brother Max.
No one emerged from the
deep end happier than Conch
senior Jake Brown, who, swim-
ming with shoulders strength-
ened by a physical therapist, set a
school record of 58.63 in the 100
butterfly.
"I just had a feeling I would
do it; I was on," said Brown,
who was congratulated by his
parents and coach Lori Bosco. "I
used my legs more and my arms
less."
It was just another day at the
pool for Key West's Luke
Knight, who easily won the 100
freestyle in 49.63 and the 100
breaststroke in 1:04.87. A top
college prospect, he wore North
Carolina State trunks, which, he


said, meant nothing: "A friend
gave them to me."
After the Conchs' asthma-
plagued senior Katie Trent fin-
ished fifth in the 100 backstroke,
she sprawled breathlessly on the
wet deck. Rachel Kohler rushed
to her with the inhaler Trent usu-
ally carries tucked into her red
suit.
"Rachel is my guardian
angel," Trent said after she had
gotten up to savor, in her exuber-


ant style, the waning moments of
her last home meet.
It was after 7 and drizzling
when the last event, the boys'
400 freestyle relay, began under
the aquatic center's lights. The
turquoise water had turned dim
and was churned into a white
foam as, amid wild cheering and
clapping, the Key West boys'
team of Brown, Kohler, Travis
Stokes and Knight battled the
Coral Shores foursome of


Wagner, Patrick Lofton, Ray
Vaughn and Luca Podrecca.
Knight touched the wall 12
seconds ahead of Podrecca, but
the long-haired Hurricane swim-
mer would savor more pleasant
memories of the day.
He had been on the winning
team in the 200 medley relay,
and two of the Key West girls
had told him that he reminded
them of a singer in one of their
favorite bands.


Keys briefs


Sombrero Regatta
sails next weekend

The Boot Key Sailors
Association hosts the third annu-
al Sombrero Light Regatta Oct..
20.
Te regatta will start and finish
in front of the Seven Mile
Bridge, with the course set
around Sombrero Light. A meet-
ing for captains and crew is set
for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the back
deck of the City of Marathon
Marina.


To come up with this year's
T- shirt design, an art contest is
being held at Marathon High
School. The winning artists will
be honored with first- and sec-
ond-place prizes of $50 and $25
at the post-race barbecue and
awards ceremony. Their work
will also be displayed at the
marina and raffled off, with all
proceeds to benefit the
Marathon High Schools Art
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Marathon improves


RUN /From 37

ners Thursday bested their
previous marks.
The boys finished third in a
tight competition on that side.
They posted a 47, while
Westwood had 43 and Carroll
35.
Senior J.J. Cadwell and
eighth-grader Tommy
Dodamead continue to push
each other and both finished
under 21:00. Cadwell (20:26)
finished 31 seconds ahead of
Dodamead (20:57) in fifth
place overall. Dodamead took
seventh.
Following those two to the
line were Riley Durkin
(22:55), Thomas Bowersox
(23:12) and Matt DeFillips
(24:05).
"J.J. and Tommy both got
within 20 minutes, so I'm
hoping by districts they'll be
in the 19's" Urban said.
Thursday's meet was the
first one away from Sombrero


Country Club for the Dolphins
and Urban said the team was
excited to run a different
course. She said the course ran
through a wooded area, which
the runners preferred to the
circuit in Marathon.
"The kids had a fantastic
time; it was a lot cooler out
there. All of them thought it
was so fast," she said.
The team will host Coral
Shores High School this
Monday before hosting the
Monroe County Champion-
ship the following Monday,
Oct. 22. Urban said the team
is gearing. up for that meet,
though she knows it will be a
tough task.
"It's hard because Coral
Shores and Key West aren't in
our district and have a bigger
pool, but our kids have
improved so much I'll be
interested to see what hap-
pens," she said.
Monday's meet against
Coral Shores begins at 4 p.m.
at Sombrero Country Club.,


Boban earns third straight win


CANES / From 37

The Lady Canes play four
games in this weekend's in the
Florida Christian Tournament in
Miami.
Results from yesterday's pool
games against Pines Charter and
Riverview of Sarasota were not
available at press time. Action
concludes today with an elimina-
tion playoff.
"It will do us good to play
teams we haven't seen before,"
Thiery said.
Coral Shores, which was
pushed to a tiebreaker this week
against Key West High School,
sees the Lady Conchs again at 1
p.m. Tuesday at home. The game
has been moved to the afternoon
for an in-school event.
Marathon High School visits
for the regular-season finale at
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, following
a 4 p.m. JV start.
Cross country
Coral Shores cross-country


runner Tyler Boban made it three
straight first-place finishes
Tuesday as the Hurricane teams
dominated their first home meet.
He was backed by teammates
Hector Munoz (third overall),
Max Jones (fourth) and Dylan
Valdez (fifth) as the Hurricane
boys outran LaSalle, Westminster

'It will do us
good to
play teams
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seen
before.'
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Christian and Florida Christian in
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at 51, Westminster was third.
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Fry said times were not posted
because the course may not have
been accurately measured for the
standard 5-kilometer distance.
Andrea Cockerham's first-
place overall girls finish gave the
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Medrano (sixth), Anna
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Noe (12).
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110
Legal Notices

No.1809300

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 07-CP-158-K

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERTO E. SANTOS
a/k/a ROBERTO
EMETERIO SANTOS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ROBERTO E.
SANTOS a/k/a
ROBERTO EMETERIO
SANTOS, deceased,
whose date of death was
June 17,2007, and
whose social security
number is 307-62-9479,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe County
Florida, Probate Division
the address of which is
500 Whitehead Street,
Key West, FL. 33040.
The names and
addresses of the
personal representative
and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims oi
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTERTHE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR30 DAYS
AFTERTHE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims o:
demands against
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTERTHE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE[
WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 0
THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED

NOTWITHSTANDING

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-555


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THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTERTHE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first
publication of this notice
is September 15,2007.

Personal Representative
ROBERTO SANTOS
2421 Peace Circle
Kissimmee FL. 34758

RICHARD E.
WARNER, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
12221 OVERSEAS
HIGHWAY
MARATHON, FL 33050
Telephone:
(305) 743-6022
Florida Bar No. 283134

Publish October 6, 13,
2007 \
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.1810800
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 44-07-CP-135-K

SIN RE: ESTATE OF
DIANE M. DAMRAU
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DIANE M.
DAMRAU, deceased,
whose date of death was
June8,2007, and whose
social security number is
399-34-9289, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, FL. 33040. The
names and addresses of
the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
r attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
D served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
F .3MONTHSAFTERTHE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
-. NOTICE OR30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFACOPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON

A LASIFIE 743-5551
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTERTHE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first
publication of this notice
is September 15,2007.

Personal Representative.
DOUGLAS D. DAMRAU
2654 W. Riverdale Ave-
nue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
RICHARD E.
WARNER, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
12221 OVERSEAS
HIGHWAY
MARATHON, FL 33050
Telephone:
(305) 743-6022
Florida Bar No. 283134

Publish October 6, 13,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2109800

NOTICE OF CALLING
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
November 13,2007 at
3:00 P.M. the Monroe
County Purchasing Of-
fice will open sealed bids
for the following:

COMPLETE
ELEVATOR SERVICE
MAINTENANCE
MONROE COUNTY, FL
BID-PFM-317-48-
2007-PUR/CV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via at
www.demandstar.com
OR
httD:llwww.co.monroe

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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county-fl.gov/pages/
msd/bids.htm or call toll-
free at 1-800-711-1712.
The Public Record is
available at the Purchas-
ing Office located at the
Gato Building, 1100 Si-
monton Street, Key
West, FL 33040. Techni-
cal questions should be
directed, in writing, to
John W. King, Senior Di-
rector, Lower Keys Facili-
ties, 3583 South Roose-
velt Boulevard, Key
West, Florida 33040 or
by facsimile to (305)
295-3672. All answers
will be by Addenda.

Bidders must submit
two (2) signed originals
of each bid in a sealed
envelope clearly marked
on the outside with the
Bidder's name and:
"Sealed Bid for Com-
plete Elevator Service
Maintenance, Monroe
County, Florida, ad-
dressed and delivered to:

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

All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on No-
vember 13,2007. Any
bids received after this
date and time will be au-
tomatically rejected. Ma-
terials may be delivered
by Certified Mail, Return
Receipt Requested,
hand-delivered or couri-
ered. Faxed or e-mailed
bids will be automatically
rejected. Hand delivered
Bids may request a re-
ceipt. If sent by mail or by
courier, the above-men-
tioned envelope shall be
enclosed in another en-
velope addressed to the
entity and address stated
above. Bidders should be
aware that certain "ex-
press mail" services will
not guarantee specific
time delivery to Key
West, Florida. It is the
sole responsibility of
each Bidder to ensure
their proposal is received
in a timely fashion.

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

All bids must remain valid
for a period of ninety (90)
days from the date of the
deadline for bid stated
above. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the re-
sponse of any person or
affiliate who appears on
: the convicted vendor list


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pared by the Depart-
Bnt of Management
irvices, State of Flori-
i, under Sec.
17.133(3)(d), Florida
atute (1997). Monroe
)unty declares that all
portions of the docu-
ants and work papers
id otherforms of deliv-
ables pursuant to this
quest shall be subject
reuse by the County.

I bids, including the rec-
nmendation of the
)unty Administrator
id the requesting De-
rtment Head, will be
esented to the Board of
unty Commissioners
Monroe County, Flori-
i, for final awarding or
lerwise. The Board re-
rves the rightto reject
y and all bids, to waive
ormalities in any or all
is, to re-advertise for
is, and to separately
cept or reject any item
items and to award
id/or negotiate a con-
ict in the best interest of
a County.

ted at Key West, Flori-
i, this 4th day of Octo-
!r, 2007.

)nroe County Purchas-
j Department

iblish October 13, 2007
arida Keys Keynoter


110
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No.2471500

The District Board of
Trustees of Florida
Keys Community Col-
lege will hold its Regular
Meeting on Monday, Oc-
tober 29,2007, at 5:00
P.M., in Key West, 5901
College Rd., on the Wil-
liam A. Seeker Campus,
Board Room A-105. If a
person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
District Board of Trustees
with respect to any mat-
ter considered at that
meeting, that person may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based. A copy of the
Agenda may be obtained
by writing to the Office of
the President, Florida
Keys Community Col-
lege.

Executive Secretary

District Board of Trustees

Florida Keys Community
College.

Publish October 13,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


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No. 2540000

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE

Anchor Towing gives
notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on
November 02,2007,
8:00 a.m. at 189 US Hwy
1, Key West, FL 33040.
pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Anchor Towing
reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

1. 1997 CHRYSLER
VIN#
2C3HD56F4VH749083

2.1990 TOYOTAVIN# -
JT2AT86F8LD007751

Publish October 13, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2721000

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION

THE VESSEL LISTED
BELOW WILL BE SOLD
AT PUBLIC AUCTION
AT LOWER KEYS MA-
RINE TOWING AND
SALVAGE, 29914
OVERSEAS HWY, BIG
PINE KEY FLORIDA
33043 AT 9:00AM ON
OCTOBER 24TH, 2007
IN ACCORDANCE TO
FLORIDA STATUE
SECTION 713.78 FOR
UNPAID TOWING AND
STORAGE. WE RE-
SERVE THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND/OR
ALL BIDS.

1.1995 18FT WILLIAMS
PONTOON BOAT
HIN #WPI3642BK495

Publish October 13, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2722200

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION

THE VESSEL LISTED
BELOW WILL BE SOLD
AT PUBLICAUCTION
BY LOWER KEYS MA-
RINE TOWING AND
SALVAGE, 7821
SHRIMP ROAD, STOCK
ISLAND 33040 AT
10:00AM ON NOVEM-
BER 2,2007 IN AC-
CORDANCE TO FLORI-
DA STATUE SECTION
713.78 FOR UNPAID
TOWING AND STOR-
AGE. WE RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REJECT
ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS.

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1.1987 IRWIN S/V 38FT
HIN# XYM38319B787

Publish October 13, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2727700 .

Legal Notice

FLORIDA KEYS
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT
SERVICES

Sealed proposals for
CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT
SERVICES will be
received at the
Purchasing Office,
Florida Keys Community
College, 5901 College
Road, Key West, FL
33040 until 1:00pm
Friday, October 19,2007.
Any bids received after
the time and date
specified will not be
considered.

Specifications for the
project may be obtained
from the Purchasing
Director, Florida Keys
Community College,
5901 College Road, Key
West, FL 33040. Tel:
305-809-3222, e-mail:
pryor-d@firn.edu

FKCC reserves the right
to reject all proposals not
deemed in the best
interest of FKCC,. or not
in compliance with the
specifications. FKCC
reserves the right to
waive any informalities
and irregularities in said
proposals.

Dated this 11th day of
October, 2007

Florida Keys
Community College
Doug Pryor
Director, Purchasing and
Plant Operations

Publish October 13, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 2729200

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.:
44-2007-CP-104-K
Judge: Hon. David J.
Audlin, Jr.

IN RE: ESTATE OF
IRENE B. CHANDLER
Deceased.


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NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of IRENE B.
CHANDLER, deceased,
whose date of death was
April 5, 2007, and whose
social security number is
340-09-9003, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, Florida 33040. The
names and addresses of
the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTERTHE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AF-
TERTHE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first
publication of this notice
is October 13,2007.

Personal Representative
Lynn Buckley
W15906 County Road C
Athelstone, Wisconsin
54104-9538

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Steven B. Esquinaldo,
Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0558443
Steven B. Esquinaldo,
P.A.
300 Southard Street
Ste. 206
Key West. Florida


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33040-8401
Telephone:
(305)295-9499

Publish October 13,20,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2803300

IN THE COUNTY
COURT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: CC-P-00-137

FIRST SELECT, INC.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ATHENA L. OLIVER,
Defendant,

NOTICE OF
SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that under and by
virtue of a Default Final
Judgment entered by the
County Court in and for
Monroe County, Florida
on the 27th day of Sep-
tember, 2000, and by vir-
tue of a Writ of Execution
issued in the above
styled cause on the 27th
day of September, 2007,
I, Richard-D.- Roth, Sheriff
of Monroe County, Flori-
da have levied upon and
will offer for sale and sell
to the highest bidder for
-cash, subject to any
mortgages or liens there-
on, in the morning on the
14th day of November,
2007, at 9 A.M. atthe
front door of the Monroe
County Courthouse, 500
Whitehead St., Key
West, Florida, the inter-
ests of ATHENA L.
OLIVER, defendant in
execution, in the follow-
ing described property,
subject to any and all oth-
er liens, taxes, judge-
ments, or encumbrances
whatsoever:

Lots 21, THE HAM-
MOCKS, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 50 of
the Public Records of
Monroe County, Florida;
RE NUMBER:
00403260-000000

DATED this 10th day of
October, 2007.

RICHARD D. ROTH,
Sheriff
Monroe County, Florida
BY: Rachelle Gates,
Supervisor.
Civil Process Division

Publish October 13,20,
27, November 3,2007.
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Legal Notices

No. 9029200

Meeting Notice

The Monroe County
Tourist Development
Council will hold their
regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday Oc-
tober 30, 2007 at 10:00
AM at the Marriott Key
Largo, 103800 Over-
seas Highway, Key Lar-
go.

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

All Tourist Development
Council Meetings are
open to the public.

Publish October 13, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


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EMPLOYMENT

260 General
Miscellaneous
Advertising &/or Boat
Sales. P/T -F/T, top com-
missions, sales exp. &
dependable transporta-
tion required. Retirees
welcome. 305-872-3123.
After School opportunity
in retail sales for
students. 2-3 times a
week plus some
weekend work. Ave
$8-$12 hr. Pick up app. at
Lazy Lizard, Publix
center, Marathon.
Attractive position for
housekeeper/caregiver/
live-in. Marathon fine
home. Drivers Lic. & ref.
required. 352-209-6595.

Supe#lM

Banana Cabana
Academy needs exp'd
Preschool Teachers &
loving, caring individuals
to join our staff. We are
accepting applications
for a part-time position in
the 1-yr-old classrm. Call
Susan at 305-745-1400.
Boat Mate/Dive Master
For busy dive / snorkel
operation in Homestead.
Call Nestor at
305-230-1100. DFWP.
Boat rental / water-
sports attendant
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in

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Miscellaneous



Captain/Mate and
House Manager. F/T.
Private. Summerland
Key. Good Salary/Full
Benefits. Reference
Required. Drug-Free/
Non-Smoking. Email
Resume/Qualifications
to: destes@starmark.com
Carpentery + Siding
P/T, up to40 hours. M-F,
Above average wages,
based on experience.
DFWP 305-849-0303
Convenience Store
clerk/cashier F/T with
benefits. 1:30pm to
9:30pm shift. Must be 21.
305-872-2217


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260 General -
Miscellaneous

INOWB
Drivers with clean
records, Phone sales,
Experienced fish fileters
Call 743-2255 or apply in
person @ Ore's Seafood
1264 Oceanview Ave
Mthn
Earn Cash Every Day!
Earn upto $100 per day
or more. Marathon Taxi
Co. is looking for safe &
dependable drivers with
a positive attitude. No ex-
perience necessary. All
shifts available. Call Lee
at 305-304-3331.
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
rpnnirqrd RRA-3fR


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Free Year-round park-
ing ata secluded ocean-
front estate for an RV or
travel trailer in exchange
for 25 hrs per month of
groundskeeping/handy
person work. Impeccable
credentials required. PO
1371 Tavernier Fl. 33036





Check out the 8e1n8ter'
ADOPT-A-PET
PAGE
every st Wednesdal of the,
month.
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260 General
Miscellaneous
Hawk's Cay is hiring a
high energy positive
individual to wash and
store all china,
glassware, cutery &
cooking utensils. In this
position, you are also
responsible forthe
cleaning and every-day
maintenance of the dish
Washer, empty garbage
cans and maintain
general floor area of the
kitchen to a high
standard of cleanliness.
Must be able to work
evenings and weekends.
Fun work environment,
and complete benefits
package. Apply in
person: Hawk's Cay,
Human Resources,
MM61 Duck Key or go
online to apply at: www.
jobsathawkscay.com
Drug free workplace &
EOE.
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MARATHON
GARBAGE
is currently hiring:
DRIVERS: CDL
Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp. necessary
HELPERS: Starting
pay $9, Raises based
on performance.
Apply in Person:
4290 Overseas Hwy
Marathon

MXGSJ


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






Fully paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
ur fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.acmk.orn. EE00/DFWP

Immediate openings for
new location in Marathon
for all shifts.
WE WILL TRAIN
Apply at any store and put name of
CARLOS on top of application.
Health ins, profit sharing, bonuses,
competitive salary.
TOM THUMB FOOD STORES


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City of Marathon is hiring a Skate Park Attendant, PiT
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 youth programs or
one year of training and/or experience with adult recreation
or educational programs. Successful 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.fl.us
for an application. Applications may be faxed to
305-289-4143. Drug Free Workplace, EOE.

Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys
*Family Physician
*ARNP
*Certified Nurse Midwife
*Pediatrician
OB/GYN Physician
*LPN
*Pt. Care Techn.
*Pt. Financial Svc. Spec.
*Dentist
*Dental Assistant
*Dental Hygienist
*Outreach Worker
*Social Worker
Competitive salary, excellent 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




An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Raytheon Company and McNeil Security, Inc. have taken over security screening
operations at Key West International Airport.
Transportation Security Officers
Part-time positions are available at Key West with a starting salary of $16.50 per hour.
A limited number of full-time positions may be available with a starting salary of $17.50
per hour.
No experience necessary. U.S. citizenship and high school diploma or GED are required.
Must be drug free.
Comprehensive benefits package for all staff includes medical/dental/vision insurance,
paid time off, paid holidays and 401(k) plan with company matching contributions.
Credentialed skills are transferable to any U.S. passenger airport.
Interested in the opportunity? Please send your contact information to
sppkeywest@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please call us at 305.433.1575.


2007 Raytheon Company, customerr Success Is Our Mission"
is a registered trademark ol Raytheon Company. Raytheon is an
equal opportunity and affirmative action employes and welcomes
a wide diversity of applicants.


CustomerSuccessOurMission
Customer Success Is Our Mission


5Da 'a is growing. This is your opportunity to join the team
that is building something special in the Keys...


* Landscape Foreman
* Retail Sales Associate for Furnishings


* Kitchen/Bath sales and design


To apply: Email your resume to :.b.:.k -i J.,; _i .'i. ii c.L in You may also leave a completed application or
resume at D'Asign Source, located .ir I :''i. u.1 ci...i, hillv.ay in Marathon or faxto 305.289.1511.

D'Asign Source offers a competitive benefit and compensation plan. Benefits include: paid holidays, vacation
& sick days, health, life and disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401K with employer contributions,
mileage reimbursement and a physical fitness plan. D'Asign Source is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace and
an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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260 General -
Miscellaneous
Hawk's Cay is looking
forA Reservations
Agent. Service minded,
detail oriented individual
for our busy reservations
office. Responsiiblities
include booking future
guest reservations,
handling request rates
and general inquiries.
Previous experience
booking future guest
reservations, handling
request rates and
general inquiries,
previous experience in
similar position preferred.
Email your cover letter
and resume to:
hrahawkscay.com
Help wanted P/T or
Private Community.
Flexible hrs. MM 23,
Venture Out. For more
info Call 305-745-3233



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A/C & A

Immediate opening

Office Posi
"People person"
compu

Drug Free
Apply i
2735 Overs
Marathon
*T 305-2


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Islamorada Pet Groom-
ing salon has opening for
experienced groomer.
FT/PT options available.
Call Linda 305-852-4644
Kennel Assistant/
Housekeeper
Housekeeping & animal
care duties required.
Must be able to lift at least
50 lbs. This full time posi-
tion will only be filled by a
compassionate, caring
individual that loves to
work with animals and
people. Please call
Marathon Veterinary
Hospital at 305-743-7099


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pliance


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gs for the following:

tion, P/T or F/T
with good phone &
ter skills.


SWork Place
n Person:
eas Highway
1, FL 33050
89-1748


260 e General -
Miscellaneous

ATTlE2
Key Bana Resort
Apparel has openings
for P/T sales associates
for both seasonal and
year round positions.
Seeking friendly, mature
and motivated team
players. Contact Sharon
305-289-1161.
Landscaping Co. seek-
ing experienced MGRs &
labor. Full time/yr round.
(p) 866-487-3053
(f) 888-816-9185


MANAGER
Position available
immediately for our
Tavernier store (MM 88)
Must have good
customer service and
leadership skills.
WE WILL TRAIN
Excellent benefits.
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Applications available
at all Upper Keys
Stores. Place name
of CARLOS on top
of application.
TOM THUMB
FOOD STORES


URINALYSIS TECHNI( 'AN 12 TO 15 HOURS PER \ EFK
DRUG COURT MIDDLE & UPPER KEYS
The 16th Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a male
assistant urinalysis tech to work with a mixed caseload of
juvenile and adult clients in the Marathon and Plantation Key
offices., Must be able to work with a diverse population of
substance abuse clients and to perform minimal administrative
tasks associated with testing, reporting and delivering duties.
Mileage is reimbursed. Training provided. Successful applicant
will need car and valid driver's license. Pay is $12.00 p. hour.
Two to three days, 12 to 15 hours per week. A perfect position
for a retiree or someone interested in a shorter work week.
All court employ ees are fingerprinted and screened.

Send State of Florida apr'ication to Human Resources,
Courthouse Annex, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West FL
33040. Application may be downloaded from
www.keyscourts.net. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, sex, age or disability. EOE. If you need an
accommodation to participate in the application/selection
process, please notify us in advance at 305.292.3423; Florida
Relay Service (Voice) 800.955.8770; TDD 800.955.877


260 a General -
Miscellaneous
MONROE COUNTY
Equip. Operator, RDS &
Bridges, MAR
$28,540.61-$39,956.60
per yr, 40 hpw. REQ:
H.S./GED, 2-3 yrs exp.
Valid FL CDL Class "B".
Vet Pref Avail. DOT ran-
dom drug testing. E.O.E.
DEADLINE: OPEN
UNTIL FILLED. Leasa,
292-4557; hr@monroe
countv-fl.gov
MONROE COUNTY
Lead Custodian/Maint.
Wkr., Fac Maint, MAR
$24,710.95-$34,595.32
per yr, 40 hpw. REQ:
H.S./GED, 1-2 yrs exp.
Valid FL D.L. Vet Pref
Avail. Drugfree Wrkpl
E.O.E. DEADLINE:
10/22/2007. Leasa,
292-4557; hr@monroe
countv-fl.gov


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Moorings Village
now has an opening for a
responsible and reliable
maintenance worker.
Experience to include
painting, light electrical,
plumbing and pool care a
plus. Weekends
required. Plus benefits -
appearance counts.
Applications available at
123 Beach Rd,
Islamorada orfax
resume to 305-664-4242.
New restaurant store
opening. Hiring all
positions. MM 107.9.
305-453-1420.
P/T housekeeping
needed at MarineLab in
Key Largo. 2 to 3 days
perweek plus 1 weekend
day required. Benefits
available. Please call
451-1139 to make
appointment.


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* RN's Day & Evening Shifts
* Certified Nursing Assistant
* Medical Lab Tech
* Medical Records Clerk
* X-Ray/CT Tech
* Billing Clerks Cudjoe Key
* Clinic Medical Assistant
* Clinic Receptionist
Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 743-3962
Email: Michele.Teller@fl.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com



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


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Plumbers with
experience needed.
Valid DL a must. Full/
Time positions. Excellent
pay + benefits.George's
Plumbing 305-289-0778.
Salesperson for busy
shops. Sell Jam's World
Clothing, Key West Aloe
and Home Decor at Lazy
Lizard, Goofy Gecko and
Krazy Larry's Stores. All
at the Marathon Publix
Center. Be ready to earn
top $ with the new
season coming right up.
Display ability and good
customer service well
rewarded. Pick up app. at
Lazy Lizard Store ASAP.
Security Guard
needed, part time.
Marathon area.
305-743-3143
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 Retail business
evaluators across Flori-
da Keys. Must have inter-
net access, No fee to ap-
ply, apply online at www.
experienceexchange.
com
Warranty Clerk. Must
have office & computer
Exp. AP/AR & Spanish
speaking a plus. Com-
petetive pay based on
experience. Call Jesse
Holiday RV, 451-4555.


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Young couple in Key
Largo seek live in house-
keeper. We offer our
guest house, board and
$350 a week. Absolutely
no alcohol or drugs toller-
ated. Please call Pauline
305-394-4056.
265
Healthcare

INOWIt=
Busy Pediatric Office
looking for Medical
Assistant. Bilingual a
plus but not necessary.
Needs to have excellent
interpersonal skills and a
positive attitude. Salary
and benefits based on
experience. Please call
305-853-0558 for more
information.
Kon Tiki Resort is tak-
ing applications for F/T
front desk agent, comput-
er skills necessary. Com-
petitive wages + bene-
fits.Apply in person for
application MM 81.2
Lifeline Home Health
Care is looking for a
Full Time RN position
in Key West. Great
benefits. 305-743-9817.


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743-5551


visiting nurse a,.oclafion
& hospice of the florida Aky
An important job, a greatplacs, a top-not&d team...
f.-: ;- ;Finttl
DEFINING HEALTH'CARE OUTSIDE THEBOX
*Physical Therapists Xt
FT 4.PT-VTppv 7yi_
*Registered Nurse's

Salaried and per-t it ,posi. -n t ii tn,
schedules available.
Competitive wages & benefits including health &
dental insurance, osb, holiday pay, continuing
education,-accrual of paid time off, on-call &
mileage reimbursement. PT benefits available as
well! Visit us online @ www.hospicevna.com or
contact Barbara Fernande, HIR Director via
e-mail bfernandezf@ho~.icevna.con
or 'ia fax 5so4-92-9466. DFWP/EOE


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Mariners

Hospital
HEALTH
Become part of one of South Florida's premier
employers while working in the Florida Keys.
To meet our growing needs, our healthcare team
seeks qualified individuals for the following
positions.-If you are selected, we will provide you
with growth opportunities, a competitive salary
and an excellent benefits package.

Senior Secretary
Full Time. Accounting department H.S.
diploma or GED required. Must have
knowledge in computer software programs.

Unit Clerk/Patient Care Tech.
Full Time. Wound Care department.
H.S.diploma or GED required. Must have
computer knowledge.
Apply in person or fax/mail resumes to:
Human Resources
MARINERS HOSPITAL
91500 Overseas Highway;
Tavernier, Florida 33070
Fax 305/434-1642







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265
Healthcare
, -Medical Front Office
Personal needed for
busy Key West practice
M-F. Must be detail ori-
ented and be able to mul-
ti-task phones, check in-
out, heavy scheduling.
Professional environ-
ment, excellent pay and
full benefits! Please fax
resumes to Joy W. (786)
975-2950 DFWP EOE
270
Office Clerical
Bookkeeper. Big Pine.
Full charge bookkeeper
with knowledge of
QuickBooks, salary plus
benefits. Email resume
to: bigpinebkeeperl@
bellsouth.net Mail to:
Box # G2687, c/o
Keynoter, PO Box 158,
Marathon, FL 33050


270
Office Clerical
Dental receptionist.
F/T P/T. Exp. preferred.
Computer & phone skills
needed. Needs to be
flexible w/schedule. Call
for an interview 852-3219
or fax resume to
852-9016.
Lifeline Home Health
Care. Part Time Office
Manager Clerk in
Marathon. Must have
computer skills,
Sclerical-business skills,
and be able to type.
Pise call 305-743-9817
Secretary- Must be reli-
able, multi tasker, work
well with public. Quick
Books Pro experience
needed. Health insur-
ance plan, paid holidays,
vacations. Drug free
workplace. 743-5357


J Wesley House
*' Family Services

Social Services Case Managers

If you have a Bachelor's Degree in the
social sciences and have a desire to
be part of a dynamic service
organization. Wesley House offers
several counselor opportunities
Full Case Management provides
protective supervision to children,
works with children and families to
promote reunification or prevention of
removal from home. involves
development of family case plans and
ongoing liaison with family
courts Positions are available in Key
West Marathon and
Tavernier Training is provided.

To apply please email your resume
to lohn dellueiwesleyhouse.orq
or mail to:
Wesley House Family Services
1304 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040
EOE





Bookkeeper/Secretary
Law firm looking for a person to
do bookkeeping secretary. Must
know double entry bookkeeping.

Call 305-393-4061


270
Office Clerical
The Moorings is
seeking friendly, self-
motivated team playerfor
a multi-tasked office
position. Competitive
salary and great benefits.
Please pick up an appli-
cation at 123 Beach rd.
Islamrorada orfax
resume to 305-664-4242.
Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle .
"fminX it in
Sunday


275
Professional
CONDOMINIUM
MANAGER'
Large condominium as-
sociation (over 150 units)
in Key West is seeking
full time, on-site manag-
er. Past large condomini-
um.management experi-
ence, references and
CAM certification re-
quired. Salary commen-
surate with qualifications.
Send resume to Search
Committee, 604Truman
Ave., Suite3, Key West,
FL 33040
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Apply in person at the
Holiday Inn & Marina, MM 54, Marathon
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION,
CONTACT DENNIS WARDLOW AT 305.289.0222
EOE/MIF/V/D


MAINTENANCE
PERSON
40 HRS. +/- Excellent pay, paid vacation
and holidays. Must have experience
with all forms of maintenance.
Please apply in person:
MARATHON
0 0 YACHT CLUB
825 33rd St., Marathon


275
Professional
Prominent member-
ship-orientated
business seeking mature
applicants experienced
in Quickbooks,
customer service, and
various computer skills.
Salary based on experi-
ence and performance.
Email resume to
Resume(terranova.net.
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Front Desk help needed,
part time. Apply in person
at the front desk, Blackfin
Resort, 4650 O/S Hwy,
Marathon. 743-2393
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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Islamorada Fishing
Club FT bus person,
$5.00 per hour & tips
Benefits available
Busy Private Club
Closed Sun. & Mon.
Apply in Person
MM 82 Bavside
Like People? Want P/T
hours? We're looking for
a cheerful, upbeat person
to work in our office.
Apply in person: 1121 W.
Ocean Dr. KCB. Retirees
welcome. 305-289-0101


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The Village of Islamorada has the
following employment opportunities

Full Time Position


Building Services Department

Plans Examiner/Building Inspector

Islamorada, Village of Islands seeks a Electrical Plans
SExaminer/Electrical Inspector. Five years experience in the field
of construction/inspections or related field and experience which
totals four years, with at least one year of such total being in
construction, building inspection or plan review. Must possess
certification as required by Florida Statute; currently holds a
standard certificate as issued by the board and completes a
building code inspector or plans examiner training program of
not less the 200 hours in the certification category sought. Cross
certification a plus. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.
The Electrical Plans Examiner/Electrical Inspector will report
directly to the Building Services Director. Salary DOQ. Position
open until filled.

All full time positions have excellent fringe benefits including
401A plan fully funded by the Village at 10% of annual salary,
Health, Life, Dental, and Vision plan paid for by the Village, 12
vacation days and 12 sick days annually.
Islamorada, Village of Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to
participate in the application/selection process, please notify the
Village Clerk. The State of Florida does not tolerate violence in
the workplace. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and
spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida
Statutes.
Interested individuals should call Human Resources for more
information at (305) 664-6400. Applications can also be
downloaded from the Village website at www.islamorada.fl.us.
Resumes can be faxed to (305) 664-6468 or emailed to
hr(@islamorada.fl.us.


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Situations Wanted
:aretaker-Live in Ret.
'rof 59, handyman/boa-
lan/pet person. Avail
-8 week duration. W/
1fs Gary 860-302-5937

300
SERVICES

360 Professional
Services
Vill provide & install
ew coin operated w/m &
ryers. Please, 3 units or
lore. 50/50. Marathon
'lumbing Inc 304-3055

500
MERCHANDISE

515 Antiques-
Collectibles
authenticated Atocha
:merald. 11.55 carats.
appraised at $81,775.
Vill sell for$25,000.
'all 954-818-1542

Call Classified
743-5551


545 e Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Forgotten Felines. Sat,
10/13. 8am-Noon Athlet-
ic equip, Kitch items,
Books + more. Gibson &
Goodley St, Grassy Key
MM 85.9 BIS Yard Sale
Sat/Sun 10/13-14 on
hwy. next to Snake Creek
8am-3pm Household &
boat stuff.
Sat 8am-2:30, front of
Kennedy Studios, 1733
O/S Hwy, Mthn. Lge misc
home, marine, children
clothes & toys, frames,
prints, & much more!



100s of Beds
Factory Direct to-You

4 pc, Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt MM 9,5 *295-8430


545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets



YARD SALE 1225 75th
St W. 10/19-10/20 10AM-
2PM Fishing, Boating,
Household, Storage
Shelves & More
575
Pets
Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
Miniature Yorkie
Puppies. Super cute! Al
personalities, beautiful
thick coats, AKC, Shots,
Vet checked, Micro-
Chipped, 3 Males $1250
each, 1 Female $3500.
To approved homes only.
Serious Inquiries Please
Call: 305-522-0154
Rare Goffin Cockatoo
6 mo old, white w/blue
beak & blue eyes.
Extremely loving. Paid
$1500. Asking $1000 incl
cage. 305-394-7818
m -
Call Classified
743-5551


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SLAMORA DAO. FLORcA XLY
The Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the 4 Diamond luxury resort
located in beautiful Islamorada, seeks hospitality service
professionals in all areas. The Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers
a full employment benefits package as well as promotional
opportunities.

We have an immediate need for:
Line Cooks and Baker/Pastry Cook
Starting at $10.25 per hour and up

Kitchen Stewards
$8.25 per hour

Food Bussers/Runners
$6.50 per hour

Front Desk Agent
$11.75 per hour

To apply: In person M-F, 9 to 3, Human Resources Office
By mail: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P 0 Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036
By fax: 305-517-4484
By email: abrennan(cheeca.com
E.O.E.


590
Miscellaneous
Deck. 16' X 16' well built
for mobile home. Must
see. All around railing w/
steps & gate. 879-6773


Deli/Restaurant equip-
ment. All you need to
start your own deli or add
to your restaurant. Great
condition & great deal.
Call 305-923-1029
Forklift For Sale
Runs great!
$9,000.
Call Dave 305-731-5521
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506


590
Miscellaneous
Living Room Set Brown
micro-fiber material. 7 ft
couch, loveseat, match-
ing big chair & ottoman.
$500 for all. 743-2661
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
.es. 305-743-4578
Queen Mattress Set
New $185. Orthopedic w/
beautiful quilted white
damask cover, 15yrwarr,
original $1000.481-6905
Used tandem kayak
$400,
single kayak $350.
Ph 850-303-1358
Cal
Call Classified
743-5551


"In the Heart of Islamorada"

IBR Efficiency Apt with
Home Office Location
$2000/month + Utilities
Islamorada, MM81
2BR/2BA Furnished
$2000/month + Utilities
MM 81, 1BR/IBA Apartment
$1400/Month + Utilities
Single Family Home
3BR/2BA Furnished
$2250/month + Utilities
IBR/1BA Condo w/Pool
MM 89, $1000/month + Utilities

Call Karrissa Hamilton @
island villa rental properties
(305) 664-3333 www.islandvilla.com








HAWKS CAY

Is looking to hire an

Income Auditor

Candidate must have a year
accounting degree or equivalent
work experience in a hospitality
environment. If you are the
energetic individual with the right
experience and attitude, email
your cover letter and resume to
hr@hawkscay.com or apply in
person at HR, 61 Hawk's Cay
Boulevard, Duck Key, FL
EOE & Drug Free Workplace*


590
Miscellaneous
8' X 8' Acrylic Spa.
6 person, all extras,
2 pumps & cover.
Brand new, never used.
$3200. 305-289-1320 or
305-731-4882.

600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities
Advertising/Publishing
Well established Keys
high profit business with
loyal client base & annual
renewals. $249K.
305-872-3123
Home Services Provid-
er Company For Sale.
Includes: 3 vehicles, trail-
er, all equipment,
accounts, and website.
Gross income of $173K
in 2006, asking $85K. For
more info call
305-731-6148
Liq. Lic. Monroe Coun-
ty, Terms Avail.,
Realty Masters
Realtors
800-523-7651
Still looking for the
right home based busi-
ness?
Mypowmall is totally dif-
ferent, it's Free, you don't
have to sell anything,
there is no qualifying for
income, and all yourtools
are free. Here's your
chance to finally succeed
367-9947 celebrate
personalpower.com
Turn Key Small engine
repair & sales business
located in Marathon.
Extensive clientele. Con-
tact Don 305-743-7590

700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A Marathon (2) 1Bd/1Ba
duplex. On canal with
dockage. Keys Wide
Realty. Al 305-747-0768.

Call Classified
743-5551


710
Homes for Rent

WaterfrontA
A Marathon 2/2 open
water views, concrete
dock, fncd yard, all tiled,
shed, C/AC, W/D. F/L/S
$1600/mo +utils. Long
term. 914-522-9092
A remodeled 1/1 w/full
kitch, ocean access,
'gated, Upper Keys. IncI
utils. $1,500 mo.
786-367-3817
A remodeled 2/1, new
kitch, ocean access,
gated, Upper Keys. Incl
utils. $2,600 mo.
786-367-3817
Almost new 3/2 Central
A/C, good boating canal
5 houses from bay. Dock,
deck, Cudjoe. $1700/mo.
745-6542
Annual Rentals
Grassy Key 3/2 $1595.
F/L/S. Call Barbara at
Coldwell Banker RE
305-289-6499
Bay Drive, MM15, 3/3
canal, renovated, sea-
wall, unfurnished,
$2500/mo + utils, F/L/S.
305-797-5252
Beautiful Islamorada,
B/S, 2/2, furn stilt, W/D,
H.O. park w/boat ramp,
cov parking boat/car. 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
Big Pine Key 2/2 fenced
yard, tile floors. $1,600.
F/L/S. No pets/no smok-
ing. 305-395-8820
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
Cudjoe 2/2 plus office.
Tile, A/C, D/W, W/D,
community pool, tennis.
$1675/mo. F/ULS.
Long Term/Short Term
possible. 305-393-0292.
Cudjoe Key New con-
struction, 1700 sq ft. 3/2,
new furn/dock. Avail Nov.
1st. lyr lease, $2500/mo,
F/L/S. Brad Baker
Remax Keys to the Key.
Direct 305-745-8897


ctober 13, 2007


ATTENTION ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT,
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, TEACHERS,
GOV'T, ESSENTIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
We want to offer you an affordable waterfront rental.
We value your contribution to the Keys and know how
expensive it is to live here. You can afford to make
this 2/2 single family home yours. On nearly an acre
of land, MM98 Rock Harbor/ocean side, with a pool,
dock, W/D, fenced yard, screen porch, brand new
kitchen and master bath, landscaped. Pets ok.
SPlease call (305) 301.8413.
Asking $2000/month + util F/US. Avail Jan 2008.










48 The Keynoter

710
Homes for Rent
Cute Marathon Conch
House. 1/1. $865/mo.
F/L/S. Incl. water. No
pets. 305-481-5057.
Duck Key 3/2 single
family home. Spacious
with garage, like new.
$2700/mo + util. F/L/S.
Call 305-743-0235
Duck Key, Exquisite 2/2,
SF Home, like new,
furnished, lease with
option. F/US, $2,750 mo.
+ util. 305-395-1893
Key Largo 2/1 unfurn
MM101 Bayside Halfa
block from park
$1100/mo. F/US
305-793-8476
Layton 2BR/2BA,
waterfront, 50' dock,
W/D. $1,800 F/L/S Long
term. 305-394-3485
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
305-872-3602 or cell:
305-481-4763
Little Torch Key 3/2.
Non-waterfront.
New stilt home, fenced.
$1800/mo. Utilities not
included. Good credit &
ref. 305-879-2810.
Long Key 3/2 stilt home
on the water.
Call
305-664-4602.
Marathon 2Bd/1 Ba.
Tile floors, W/D, fenced
yard. Pets OK. Available
Nov.-1st. $1200/mo.
Rich 305-393-3926.
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, 60' Concrete
dock, 2/1. W/D hookup,
fenced, shed, $1600/mo.
F/L/S 786-222-1214

Waterfront
Marathon, 60ft dock,
Ocean side, 2/2 plus sm
br, W/D. AARP very wel-
come, + utils. Mo $3000,
Year $25,000.609-927-
0018 day, 609-214-0275
Marathon Charming 1/1
fully furnished, covered
patio, nice neighborhood.
No smoke/pets,
F/L/S 305-743-0867
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


Call Classified-
743-5551


710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront i
MM99. Oceanview. 3/2.
2200 sq ft, 2 canals &
dockage. $1900/mo +
util. 305-926-5183.or
305-304-4362
Ramrod Key 2/2 home
with concrete dock.
2 minutes to openwater,
oceanside canal front,
quiet, stilt cover parking,
tile, new W/D, open plan,
Central A/C, storage
below. Available now.
$2200/mo + Sec. Long
Term lease, no brokers.
Call 305-587-3910.

IGREA .

Tavernier 2/2,2 story.
Boat ramp on the cut,
Lrge patio/deck, storage
galore:$1390/mo. 116
Coral Ave. 941-921-8833
Venetian Shores 3/2
Canal front, dock.
Unfurn. $2500 + utils.
F/L/S 305-766-0428
3/1 in Islamorada avail.
Oct 15. $1,600. F/L/S.
MM 84 Bayside
305-942-5233
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
Largo MM 106) One year
lease. Bring your boat!
Call for details:
954-868-6578
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 available

712 Mobile Homes
for Rent

Florida Keys Manatee
Cove RV lot, canalfront,
dock, pool. Rentor Sale.
$1450 mo 786-333-1294
Key Largo 2/1 water-
front mh for rent. MM
106 B/S. 2 screen patios.
$890 mo. 305-380-9070

1GRE =r i
Marathon 1/1 w/ Fl room
on the water. Very nice.
Smoke free. $1000 mo +
utils, annual lease.
305-743-2933
Marathon 2/1 Mobile
home for rent.
In Key's RV Park.
$1300/mo. + utilities.
Call 305-797-2771
Marathon.
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.
305-587-1512


October 13, 200


712 Mobile Homes 725 Apt Condo 725 Apt- Condo 725 Apt Condo 740 Roommates.
for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent ; Rooms for Rent


IGREAJ B=
MM 92 Blue Water 2/1.5
C-A/C, tile fir, big yard.
No pets or smoking F/L/S
$1300 mo. 305-498-8564
MM 93 o/s 2/1 with W/D,
fenced yard, no smok-
ing, pets ok. F/L/S $700.
+ util. 786-253-3042
MM105 1/1 on
canal $850/mo. +
utilities
305-469-5748
Ocean Spray Park
1 Bed 1 Bath
Different models.
$1000/mo. All utils in-
cluding cable. 6529 Mal-
oney Ave. 305-304-0267
305-304-9749
Outdoor Resorts
1/1 + den, porch.
$1000/mo + utils
305-333-9989
Outdoor Resorts 2/2
Park model mobile home
on canal w/ ocean ac-
cess $1900 + utils
305-333-9989

725 Apt-Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Affordable Apt, Mthn.
1/1 unfurn ground fir,
like-new, clean. Some util
incl. Also another Mthn
1/1 Apt. on 2nd Floor
with private staircase.
F/L/S. No pets, year
lease. 305-743-6088
Big Pine Key partially
furn canalfront apt with
dock, 1 bd/1 bath, W/D,
cable ready. $950 mo incl
all utils. 305-872-0956
BPK 2/1 Canal front
duplex. Clean, quiet,
W/D hook-up, storage,
seawall. $1300/mo.
F/L/S. 706-969-9082
Duck Key 1/1. Furnished
or Unfurnished condo.
$1200/mo. + Electric.
Call 305-849-1089 or
305-289-4173.
Efficiency apt., furn.,
MM 102 O/S No smok-
ing. Small pet ok. $750
mo. incl utils. F/L/S
305-451-1371 Betty

*D Listing
Executive Bay Club Irg
2BR +loft, 1.5BA, Irg
pool, 2 tennis courts, 24
hr. sec, beach, dockage.
MM 87.2 No pets. $1375
F/S 267-980-8519 7 mo-
min. email: joseph.d.
perkins@oqmail.com
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


Call Classified

743-5551


GRE

Key Largo MM 98,
Oceanfront lower effcy.
apt. Tile floors & new
kitchen. Dockage, utils,
laundry incl. Scrned-in
porch. Lrg property.
Avail Nov. 1st.
$1100/mo. Owner: (248)
673-7301 or
(248)214-7301
Key Largo new studio
apt. MM 104, furn, resi-
dential, tile floor, A/C, No
drugs or smoking. $790
mo. F/L/S 954-472-1296
or cell 954-816-0122



Key Largo/Port Largo,
BahamaAve. 1/1 unit,
unfurnished; water park.
$650 month + util.
415-246-3403
KW Luxury condo on
water. MM 9.5. 1Bdrm,
unfurnished, marble
floors, custom kitchen
with granite, W/D.
Walk-in closet, spa tub,
balcony. Available Nov. 1.
$1450/mo. + $1450
deposit. 305-797-0214.
KWest- Writers STUDIO
UP! Ocean View 2 blks
from Duval! Lse. $1900
some until. 305-292-7752
kwest4u@msn.com
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, Fla room, on canal in
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
304-8702
Marathon 1b/lb New tile
and paint, convenient
location, no smoke. F/S
$950/mo. Incl: water/
arbq/elct. 724-791-2354
Marathon 2/1,1 st Ave
,Gulf. New tile, new kitch-
en. Fenced yard, W/D
hook-up. $1150/mo.
F/L/S. 305-394-3923-
Marathon 2/1 canal,
recent remodel, large
rooms, W/D, DW, C-A/C
$1500 mo. Incl utils. Furn
or unfurn. 305-923-6609
Marathon 2/1 Duplex
For rent.
First month
and security.
Call 305-664-7801
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Marathon 2/1 duplex
laundry rm, fenced yard,
clean. 530 65th. F/L/S
$1100/mo. 305-304-
9534.863-402-1419
Marathon 2/1 half
duplex. Large lot & canal
access. $1100/mo.
305-289-7501 or cell
305-360-3819
Marathon 2/2 duplex
newly remodeled, new.
apple, W/D, ocean view,
waterfront with dock,
Sombrero area $1800
mo. Unfurnished & yearly
rental. Incl yard service.
743-5076 or
904-669-6060
Marathon 2/2 on canal
on 89th St Oceanside.
W/D. Avail. now.
$1700/mo.
305-481-4835
Marathon 2Bd/1Ba.
Unfurnished, dockage.
$1600/mo + util. F/L/S.
May consider pets.
Call 305-743-0235
Marathon 2bed Newly
remodeled,clean, fncd
yard, carport, tile, W/D
hook-up, $1250 F/L/S no
pets. 481-5057
Marathon Apt for Rent
1/1 Annual lease, water
included. $950/mo F//US
Call Jim at 872-8946
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$225/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800
Marathon unfurn, Irg 1bd
apt w/ living rm. Central
location. $900/mo incl
water & garbage. Days
393-9345; eve 743-6286
MM 87200 2BR/1.5BA
twnhse, granite, W/D, ss
apple, newtile, hurricane
shutters, dock, pool,
tennis, security.
954-522-5101/525-8371

E I Listing
MM 96.5 O/S newly ren-
ovated 1/1 w/lrg screen
porch. Fully furn, all utils
incl. w/hi def tv & internet
service, W/D. No pets.
Prefer non-smoking.
$1000 mo. F/L/S Avail
immed. 305-853-3779
Mthn 1 rm efficiency
separate cottage,
private. $700/mo. +
1/3 of Elec. F/L/S.
305-743-4351
Mthn-Coco Plum 2br
condo on water. Turn
key, furn, pool, ramp,
dock, tennis, cvd prkg
long or short term
772/337-2934
dallasl 080(Evahoo.com
Mthn waterfront. Newly
remodeled studio. 40'
deep dockage,.$925/mo.
No pets. F/L/6.481-5057
New twnhse, 3BR/2.5
BA, 1 CG. East Home-
stead. Sale or Rent. Call
Elizabeth 786-226-8250
Owner/Realtor
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Plantation.Key Colony
Duplex.
3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths.
$1600/mo + utilities.
F/L/S. Call 305-451-4555
Roomy waterfront 2/2
apt, MM 89 B/S. C-A/C,
eat-in kitch w/DW, range,
fridge/freezer. Laundry
room w/new W/D. Ample
parking. Boat ramp. 30'
deep water slip $100 mo
additional. No pets. Free
hi-speed wireless DSL.
$1,400 mo. +utils. F/L/S
305-304-5705
Tavernier Apartment.
1 Bedroom/1 Bath.
$775/mo + utilities.
F/US.
Call 305-451-4555
Tavernier for rent or
sale. Waterfront condo,
2bedrm/2.5bath with
boat slip. 305-853-2548
Tavernier MM 93,2/1
upper level tripex. Private
screened Porch, W/D on
prem. $1250/mo. + util.
305-731-0114
1/1 on canal, boat slip
available. No pets. Avail
immed. Laundry facility.
Central air. $800/mo +
$1350 sec.
305-481-4840
2 Cute Groundlevel
Efficiences.
Little Venice area. F/L/S.
6 month lease minimum.
Call 305-849-6236.
740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Marathon Furnished
room for rent. Private en-
trance, private bath, utils,
cable, W/D inc. 1 person,
non smoker, no drugs/
pets $160/week F/L/S
743-6467 or
305-766-0290
Marathon roommate
female preferred
3/2 furnished, utilities
included. 305-896-6184
MM 102 roommate
wanted. $700/mo.
Utilities, Cable & Internet
included. 1st & Last.
305-896-1276
MM 106 3BR/2BA furn
home. 2 rooms $550 mo.
ea Master BR $700 mo.
All + security.
847-828-5090

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Share Marathon home
elevated, hurricane safe
W/D, cable, A/C, private
bath & bed. $900 incl.
utilities. $950 sec. Clean
& responsible.
267-221-8369

750
Vacation Rentals

Affordable Waterfront
Homes, 1-2-3 bd, month
ly, seasonal or long term
starting at$1200 mo.
305 872-2750
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.
305-872-3922
Check out our weekly
and long term rentals at:
www.
IslandBreezeRenters.
Cor call 305-743-8328
ESCAPE THE
CROWDS ... solar pow-
ered home in secluded
neighborhood in Key
Deer Refuge. 2BR/2Bat
on sailboat canal. Big
Pine / No-Name Key.
Monthly. 561-736-0786
(day) 561-734-2652 (ev
& wknd
Islamorada Beautiful
2/2 stilt home. Boat ramp
Monthly or weekly. Avail.
now. 305-773-3950.
Key Colony Bch 3/2 w/
pools, 46' docks. $2,500
wk; $7,500 mo. 305-360
7968 orjoanninthekeys
@bellsouth.net
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 3bd, 1.5ba.
Deep water canal, ocean
side. Seasonal, avail
Nov. 1. F/L/S. $1600 mo
utils included.
305-234-1152

Waterfront
Marathon Coco Plum
Terrace. Fully furnished
1/1 condo & dockage.
Pool & laundry. Easy
ocean access.
$2400/mo.
989-450-2740 or
989-362-6449.
I


Luxury 2 br/2-1/2 ba Fall/Winter.
Private, great water and sunset views.
Pool/deep water dock.All amenities.
Monthly/seasonal. (954) 801-6747
or dreamcatcher 1206@aol.com


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Islamorada weekly/monthly
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ctober 13, 2007


750
Vacation Rentals
marathon effcy for rent
ec, Jan, Feb, March.
'reat pool. Nice facility.
;lean, gated. No smoke.
lo pets. 586-557-8090
th/Coco Plum 1/1
ondo lstfl, waterview,
ceanside. Big boat dkge
ramp.- Pool, tennis.
2600 mo. 305-731-5522

790 Business
Property for Rent
aircraft Hangar/War-
ouse CBS bldg, con-
retefloor, bathroom,
oor opens 40' wide,
rive in easily, storage/
rkshp, side entrance to
street for office etc. Call
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155 mph wind load.
Hurricane windows
and doors,
Only
$380,000!

Call (305) 304-1928
(305) 872-9580


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Property for Rent Property for Rent


GREAL Mjlll
Bank foreclosure cre-
ates fantastic lease op-
portunity! 10,000 com-
pletely remodeled retail/
commercial space avail-
able for lease in a high-
traffic plaza. Space was
formerly a supermarket
and has all the fixtures
and equipment in place,
including coolers, deli
equipment, etc. Can be
sub-divided into 1,200SF
offices. Perfect for pro-
fessional office space.
Located at Mile Marker
106, right next to the Key
Largo Chamber building
and Welcome Center.
For more information,
please contact Hunter
Padgett at (305)
743-4895 or e-mail at
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Restaurant & Bar for Lease

* Brand new building with fantastic water view
* Located at the 7-Mile Marina in Marathon.
* Three stories of money-making opportunity
* Lots of outdoor seating.
* Available now for only $3,900 per month.

(305) 481-1154


Commercial building
for rent 2400 sq ft. Doctor
office or for retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802


Commercial office,
500 s.f. 91421 Overseas
Hwy. $750 mo.
305-218-6202 cell
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350
people $500. 1 for 50
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call
after 3 pm 305-852-1872
Marathon Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location 3rd Generation
building, 700 sq ft.
$1250/mo. 481-5057
Prime office space adja-
cent to Marathon Cham-
ber of Commerce.
800sq.ft. great hwy visi-
bility, ample parking.
Only $1,600/month, call
743-5417 for more info or
to schedule appt.
Prime sales property for
lease on US 1 in Key Lar-
go, perfect for boat/car
sales. 305-453-3525
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
Retail Space 1250 sq ft.
by Marathon Main Post
Office for rent, contact
Bruce 305-395-2720 or
Dee Dee 289-6486
795
Miscellaneous
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.,
Call 305-731-5042.


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3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool Courthouse Business Ctr. 300-302 Southard St
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week Starting at $87,200. Call Linda Walker, (305)
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
923-3107 or Angelo Morrison, (305) 797-0622.
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812 Mobile Homes 880 Lots Acreage
for Sale for Sale


800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
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.
305-872-2750
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931
Foreclosure
Properties in the
Florida Keys. Free list.
Tommy Gomez, Coldwell
Banker. 305-393-5156.
Key Largo 3/2 CBS,
screen porch, tile, cathe-
dral ceilings, hurricane
shutters, best H.O. park.
$429k: 305-394-1409
Long Key Waterfront
3Bd/2Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock, seawall,
boat ramp, sewer in.
$645K. 386-439-9622
Reduced to Sell. Quaint
2/1 ground level, fenced
yard, tile, Dade Co. pine
ceilings. In Islamorada.
$365k Lonnie 664-6586
Stilt Homes. Modular &
Stilt Homes. 150 mph
zoning. We build, sell,
deliver- We do it ALL.
Eliminate builder
mark-up. Call the factory,
John Jyons
800-622-2832, Ext 210.
Townhouse in Palm
Cove. 3 bedrooms, 2.5
baths. 2 car garage.
Home is overlooking
Betsy River and H.
Wayne Huizenga's
Private Island. 3 years
old in gated community.
Private Golf Course,
Clubhouse & Yacht Club.
Boat Slip also available.
Asking $450,000.
Contact Eric Anderson
at: 772-215-0312
forfurther information.
812 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
$199K786-473-4059


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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
2006-14'X60'2/2, vinyl
siding, shingle roof, cen-
tral AC, many upgrades
added. Meets all codes.
Must be moved. Asking
$50,000.305-743-2169.
3BR1 bath mobile
partly furnished fenced
yard 2 car king $18k obo.
Call Judy 305-451-2911
re lot e78 Key Largo

825 Condo -
Duplex for Sale


Waterfront
A Mthn 1b/lb updated
condo, c/AC, balcony
overlooks wide canal,
pool, dock avail, across
from golf course. $276K.
Owner Pat 631-793-0360
HAWKS CAY CONCH
SPA Like new, water-
front, 2bd /2.5ba w/ great
rental history. $475K by
owner. 305-289-1526
KCB Waterfront 1 B/1 B.
$360K/obo.
Ownerfinancing avail.
305-481-0723
Key Colony Beach 2/2
oceanfront condo. Pool.
$399K. Great beach!
Must sell! 248-895-0323.

860 Out of State
for Sale


[I3 Listing
New Home on Awarded
Golf Course Bellaire
Michigan. Priced to Sell
Under Appraisal
$550,000
(231) 631-5693
RARE FIND! PRIVATE!
3 Acres Bordering Pis-
gah National Forest out-
side ofAsheville, NC.
Current permits for well &
septic. $199,900.
828-890-1211
Tennessee 745 Acre
gated retreat. Great deal!
www.largelandTN.com
or Donna at
931-268-4876
Tennessee 745 Acre
gated retreat. Great deal!
www.largelandTN.com
or Donna at
931-268-4876
TN lake area lots, 5.39 &
4.6 acres. Great bldg
sites lost to Dale Hol-
low Lake (KY/TN bor-
der), a deep. clean TVA
lake. Wooded & private.
Utils at property line.
Enoy the peach & quiet!
$45K ea. Contact listing
agent: Donna Wallis, No.
1 Quality Realty, 409
Brown St., Celina, TN ph.
877-550-6364
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


1ST REAL ESTATE NOTE

FOR SALE
8% Interest 2 yrs balloon 10 yrs amoritazation
Property in Marathon (305) 289-1500


Build your waterfront
home w/ NO ROGO,
1 TRE for Lower Keys
Excl. Big Pine.
305-743-2169.
Key Largo Calusa RV
lot, boat ramp, bay
access, pool. $115,000
Financing 786-333-1294
Marathon vacant lot
with 2 TBR'S. $425K.
Terms negotiable.
Call 305-743-7563.
Oceanfront lot WITH
Bldg permit. All utilities
there. Key Largo Silver
Shores subdiv.
$599,900. Frank (954)
964-7649.
Sombrero lot, Short
walk to beach. In ROGO,
not on Fema list, plans for
2000 sq ft 3/3 CBS home.
$149k. 708-308-5228
2 Lots Ramrod
50x122.5.$158,000
305-872-2665 or
847-456-0809
890 Business
Property for Sale
Commercial property
2 commercial spaces &
3 apts. $950k. Owner
financing possible
Call 305-393-2359
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,
owner financing.
May consider trade.
Call 305-481-7557

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
16' Hewes Bonefisher
'97, 90 hp Yamaha &
trailer. $6000.
522-1871.
16' Silver king Flats,
w/90 hp Yamaha, cover,
trailer, 2 pushpoles, and
trolling motor. Exc: cond.
runs great. $8500.
942-3546 or
305-853-0002.
17.5' 2004 Cobia
90 Yam. Trailer. Open
fishermen. Low hours.
$12K. 305-942-1581 Dan
18' Century 2003, C.C.,
115 HP 4-stroke 2003
Yamaha. $14,000.
Call Shelter Bay Marine,
743-7008
18',Seahunt2003,
w/2003F 115HP 4 stroke
Johnson. Call Shelter
Bay Marine, 743-7008
21' 1998 Parker SE
with trailer. Low hours.
150 HP Yamaha. T-Top.
$10,500, Call
305-743-9020
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1150
Power Boats
21' Polaris '04 Jet Boat,
Mercury Opti Max 3.0.
Seats 7, Bimini top, swim
platform & trailer.'
$11,900.305-872-2750.
22' 1995 Bayliner. 1/O
Mercury4.3 V6, depth
sounder, bimini top,
carry on aircruiser AC
incl, mechanically sound.
$4500 obo. Janis at
Harbour Point Marina.
305-289-0505
23' 1974 Penn Yan hull
for $2000.2 Free boats.
Call for details.
305-481-4840
23' 1992 Chaparell
deckboat, great cond., V
hull, motor runs smooth &
fast, new cushions &
bimini. Perfect Keys craft
forfun at $8000.
305-336-4172.
23' Aquasport Walk-
throught 200 hp John-
son, w/trailer, excellent
project boat $3000.
942-3546 or
305-853-0002.
23' May-Craft 2003,
w/2003F 200HP Yama-
ha. Call Shelter Bay
Marine. 743-7008
24' Lake & Bay'06
bay boat, fully loaded,
runs great, exc. cond.
$44K. OBO. 393-0900.
24.5' Anna Capri
I/O with trailer.
$650
305-896-0849
25' 1996 Seacat 2-90HP
Honda. 4-Stroke,
Tandem Float-on trailer.
Clean, many extras.
$26K. Call 305-731-7472
25' Hydra Sport CC'99
2- 225 Evinrudes, low
hrs. Auto pilot, windlass,
trailer, 2 color GPS/find-
er. $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 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales.
305-743-6368.
28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$57K. 305-743-3436
28' Spencer'90 Perkins
diesel, perfect fish, dive
or commercial work-
horse, huge cockpit, 10'
beam. $25k. 872-2750
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
305-743-6368.
32' Motor Yacht 1989
Excellent Condition!!
$27,900
305-745-1844
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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1150
Power Boats

T "immaculate
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.
S$250Kvalue. Accepting
offers over $180K!
Call Brad 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
305-743-6368.

I REPICEO1
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
$160,000.239-253-3503
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hall, twn Detroit
diesels, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen. cell
410-903-6148 Marathon

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60' Guthrie Sport Fish-
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. Make offer.
Health forces sale.
731-632-0066
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
I can help you sell your
boat &/or buy a new/used
boat. Marathon. Call
Brad 305-481-6232.
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
305-743-6368.
Wanted used RIB
inflatable, also wanted
pair props 1 3/4 inch bore
X23orclose. Call
305-664-4113.
1160
Sailboats
35' 1970 Morgan. New
diesel, new mast and
rigging. 305-664-9661 or
cell 305-797-0910.
48' Creekmore classic
sailboat, looks/sails
great. Currently in
Marathon, FL$69K.
786-263-1845.
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
225 Evinrude Etec HO
25' sht., runs great, w/
controls, etc., 2 yr. warr.
$9800. 393-0900.
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Boat dockage available
no electric orwater. For
26' or under. Coco Plum
area. 305-481-4840
Coco Plum Legal Livea-
board slip. Deep Water
Dock. $550/mo.
S910-540-6567
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Dockominium 60 ft
Conch harbor marina key
west bight (slip 31) Will
not last $599k call Rob
813-486-3531
finsvky45606(oaol.com
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryer for res:
$585.305-731-3386
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
394-0663.
1190
Miscellaneous
AA Dave buys permits
So At 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 IPQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call beforeyou
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
BOAT STORAGE
Limited space available.
Secured outside storage
trailers and boats on trail-
ers. MM74.5
Sandy Cove Marine
305-664-4142
Canoe. Wide, strong &
sturdy, includes
oars and anchor. $250.
305-289-5631
Commercial fish zoned
storage yard for sale. MM
25on US1. Forklift for
$4,950. Trap bouys $.50
cents ea. 305-289-0064
Gated Storage
Boats, RVs, trailers. For
best rates call Gary
305-304-3610
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryer for res.
$585.305-731-3386
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
305-896-1757


1190
Miscellaneous
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Pick up junk trucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile for junk.
305/218-7987
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
721/2 Camero split
bumper, tubbed w/roll
cage, race or street, new
454 automatic, 80 %
finished. $6500, OBO.
305-360-1754.
95 Mercury Cougar RX7
V8, loaded, low miles.
$1,250.
727-542-1075
05 Toyota RAV4 L Pkg,
Moonroof, CD Stereo -
Two tone gray/charcoal
leather, Frost White Pearl
Met. 15,700 mile $19,995
305-304-9198
06Silver4 door
Chevrolet LS Cobalt.
120bmi! "Scratchless"
Elderly lady moving
North. $9500 firm. Call
Paul 305-731-5068.
89 Camero Iroc-Z,
rebuilt motor & trans.,
new tires & brakes, some
rust on roof. $1800.
305-394-1293.
1350 Mopeds-
Motorcycles
96 Ultraglide
13K miles, 06' 6x12 Pace
trailer. $15,500.
394-2997.
1370 Trucks-
SUVs, Vans
00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Good condition.
$8,900 OBO. Call
305-451-4555.
02 Toyota Tacoma
47K mi., super cab, V6,
A/C, P/S. $14,500.
305-747-0508.
05 Ford Escape SUV,
4 cyl., automatic, cold
A/C, loaded, 65 K miles,
great on gas, like new.
$8000, OBO.
305-360-1754.
05 Toyota Tundra, V8
IForce4.7 liter4WD, 2
dr., longbed. $13,618
miles, A/C,PS,AM/FM/
CD, dual airbags, ABS
brakes and towing pkg.,
dent in drivers door, color
pewter. $15,905.
305-453-3525.

CALL CLASSIFIED 743 5551


1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
96 Ford F150XLT,
139k miles. Runs perfect.
No rust or hurricane
damage. Ground effects
package. Custom cap.
New tires. $3750.
Dave 305-481-4934.
1989 30' Allegra 454
automatic, cold air, stove,
refrigerator, sink. Every-
thing works. $500 OBO
305-896-0849
1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
Summerland Key
MM 25.40'2 bedroom
Coachman. $7000 OBO.
$650 lot rent.
Call 847-530-2376.
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's, MM 100,451-4555
1989 30' Allegra 454
Automatic,-cold air,
stove, refrigerator, sink.
Everything works. $500
OBO. 305-896-0849
2Bd/2Ba 14'X64' trailer.
$900/mo. 14'X 24'
addition. 305-872-9895,
843-687-0601

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2001 Lincoln Navigator. Grey with.
light grey leateer interior. Tow pack-
age. Third-row seating. Loaded.
Extra clean, new tires. Very low
miles. A great deal at $12,500 OBO.
Call 296-4058.
2002 Mazda Miata convertible.
White. Very clean, great condition.
Only 34,000 miles. Asking $10,500.
Call 872-0887 after 5 p.m.
2002 Harley Sportster XL 1200S.
More than $2,800 in Screaming
Eagle upgrades. 15,500 miles. Mid-
life crisis over. $6,299 OBO. Call Bob
at 942-9081.
2006 Toyota Tundra double cab.
Like new. 4.7 liter, towing package,
leather package, 20-inch SS wheels.
White. Only 7,000. Save thousands.
Truck sold for $28,500 new. Will sac-
rifice'at $23,500. Contact Joe at
293-2915 or 294-6054.
1971 Torino 351 Cleveland.
Automatic, two door. $2,500 OBO.
Call Ray at 395-9408.
1986 Mustang GT, 5.0 five-speed,
T-Tops. 1993 front conversion, new
front brakes, tires, BBK headers, H-
pipe, Flowmaster mufflers, new
paint. $3,600 OBO. Call Ray at 395-
9408.
2007 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss.
Black, 1203cc, mint condition, still
under warranty. Extremely low miles
1,297. Don't ride enough to justify
keeping it Just want payoff. $8,300.
Below NADA blue book. Will throw in
helmet and riding vest, a $320 value.
Call Dwayne (330) 931-2819.
2003 Honda CBR, 600rr. Low miles,
super clean. $5,600 OBO. Call Ricky
at (787) 948-0743.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab
Laramie, 5.71 V-8 OHV 16v Fl engine.
Like new. Silver. Just 18,000 miles.
$1,500 upgraded dual exhaust and
cold air intake for increased horse
power, fuel efficiency. Towing pack-
age. Installed sport package. 20-inch
alloy wheels. Navigation system.
Infinity sound system with audio
steering wheel controls, cruise con-
trol. Fog lamps, leather, custom run-
ning boards, bed liner, dual
power/heated seats. Kelly blue book
private-party value $22,970 without
upgrades. Simply will not find lower
mileage and Laramie package for
this price. Selling for $22,250. Call
Kevin at (912) 220-2190.
2003 Suburban LS. All power, all
leather. Quad seating. Extra clean.
78,000 miles. $15,000 OBO. Call
Chris at (727) 510-8118.
2006 Pontiac G6. Power doors, win-
dows. Remote starter. Sunroof, CD.
Plenty of extras. $15,000. Call (760)
696-2876 or stop the Boca Chica
Marina to view slip A-30.
2002 Chevy Tahoe, V-8, 5.3 liter, sil-
ver/pewter. Power windows, locks,
and memory seats. Towing package.
OnStar and phone. Second owner. All
maintenance records kept. 92,000
miles. KBB and NADA quoted at.


$16,500, asking $15,500. Call Trey
at 849-1130.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. White,
4X4 with trailer hitch. Ggood cond.
$6,700 OBO. Call 872-3639.
2004 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.
Double cab, four door. Cruise control,
power windows and locks, bed liner.
43,000 miles. Excellent condition.
$17,000. Call Jim at 295-0747 or
(904) 728-0898.
1995 Ford F-150XL. White. Cold NC.
Less than 55,000 original miles.
Made it through Wilma (didn't go
under). Has quite a bit of rust. Good
work truck. Quoted at $2,800, asking
$2,500. Please call Nick at 849-3109.

1995 PDQ 32 sailing catamaran.
G0eat live-aboard vessel with air con-
ditioning, dinghy and outboard. Great
cruising catamaran with many extras.
Located in Key West. Call 731-6795
or see her on line at www.sail-
share.com/PDQ32Keywest.html.
2006 23 Sport Pro-Line with Honda
200 four-stroke motor. Roughly 100
hours on motor Hard T-Top. Rod and
.reels, tackle boxes, anchor, rope. All
you need is here. Must sell.
Transferring overseas. $39,000. Call
Wesley Nortman at (904) 537-5701.
2005 2100 Triumph with Yamaha 150
.and aluminum two-axle trailer. Three-
year warranty on boat, trailer and
motor. T-top, GPS/HF, new CD player.
Dual bat/trim tabs/salt-water wash
Take over payments of $259/month.
Ready to go. Call 745-8690.
2005 252 Wellcraft Coastal. 300
HP with 30 hours. Asking $55,000.
Call Nick or Amy at 407-8021.
Martin Road Series acoustic guitar.
D.M. mahogany with hard. case.
$400. Call Steve at 849-0522.

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Select items for sale: Samsung
mini DVD camcorder, takes video
and pictures $120. Dirt Devil carpet
shampooer, used twice $30.
Toddler Dora bed $15. Call Amanda
at 896-0325.
55-gallon fish tank. Wet/dry filter,
stand and accessories included.
$200. Call 294-3828.
Three-piece Ashley living room
set. Beige micro fiber couch, love
seat, and one chair. Great condition.
Just two years old. Paid $1,700.
Asking $700. Call Jason at 395-
0582.
Combit tandem double stroller.
Gray and pink, only used twice. Paid
$210. Asking $150. Please call 292-
6356.
Real wood file cabinet. Two-draw-
er style. Approximately two feet in
height, includes file folders. $40
OBO. Call 872-3639.
Select items for sale: Whirlpool
washer, dryer $75 each or $150 for
the set, ready for pick up Sept. 22.
Kitchen table (no chairs) $30.
Stainless-steel Sharp mircowave
- $50. Everything must go.
Transferring overseas. Please call
292-6356 with best offer.


gun kit Three years old, includes the
following: mask, six-pod belt, three
C02 bottles, air hose attachment, car-
rying case. Flatline barrel, MP5 stock.
Works perfect.Value of items $600; will
sell for $275. Call Jason at 395-0582
or e-mail navypolice01@yahoo.com
for pictures.
Select items for sale: 2004
Whirlpool-washer, dryer $300 OBO.
Push lawnmower $70 OBO. Baby
clothes for a boy aged to 12 months
and jumperoo- $30. Please call 395-
0028 or 95-0027.
12-Inch color Magnavox.TV and
separate Magnavox VCR. Perfect
condition and picture. Don't have
room for two TVs in.new apartment.
$50 or best offer takes them. You
pick up. 394-7051.
Oak entertainment center, meas-
ures 54 ?" W x 44 ?" T x 17" D.
Asking $100. Please call 395-6364.
Used bike for sale. Call Jack for
details at 292-0702.
All kinds of goodies for sale! Sony
200-disc CD player, rarely used,
works perfect $40. Zenith DVD
player $10. Sears LXI 20" color TV,
works great except remote controls
won't work with it (struck by light-
ning) $30. Electric scooter needs
new back tire, but runs perfect oth-
erwise $75. Nintendo game con-
sole with games, gun for Duck Hunt,
all cords, and storage case. Go retro
- $75. Call 797-8560.
55-gallon fish tank. Includes: fil-
ters, lights, foliage, stand. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking $250.
Must sell. Call 395-8965.
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Housing Wanted. Need two bed-
room furnished rental. Long-term
lease starting Dec. 1. Prefer Key
West Golf Club. Call Susan at 923-
1548, Leslie at 923-1450, or e-mail
ihopkw@bellsouth.net.


3/2 canal-front stilt home in
Sugarloaf (MM 19.5). Davits, fish'
cleaning station, easy access to
ocean. Spacious 1,500 square feet
with additional 600 square feet in
workshop/enclosure: Completely ren-
ovated and maintained. Within walk-
ing distance to Elementary and Middle
schools. Asking $795,000, which
includes a 2003 Yamaha LX210 jet
boat. Can be on the water within min-
utes. Please call A.J. or Dawn at 745-
7562 for more info & pics
2/1 canal-front condo in Marathon.
Boat docking space (on a first come
basis). Pool. One block from
Sombrero Beach. Convenient to
schools, shopping and beach. For
sale by owner. $325,000. Must be
able to obtain your own financing.
Call Russ or Darlene at 296-1888.
2/2 canal-front home with easy
access to open water. Double-sized
lot in quiet neighborhood in heart of
wildlife refuge. 3625 Treasure Island
St., Big Pine Key. Listed at $559,000.
Call John at 684-8663.
3/2 home on Big Pine Key. Quiet
neighborhood. Great for kids, pets.


Plenty of storage. 1,428 square feet.
Many new upgrades, metal roof,
deck, appliances and more.
$416,000 or possible lease with
option. See pictures at forsaleby-
ownercom or call Trina or Nathan for
more info at 587-6908.
2/1 CBC House $399,950. Two
fenced lots 50 x 100. One lot clear.
Central A/C. Attached office/studio
with AC. 14'x 29' screened and tiled
Florida room. Contact Dale and Major
at 304-6892.
Rooms available in large Key Haven
home with pool on canal. Call 304-
7775 for details.


Room for rent in New Town Key
West. Shared kitchen, bath. Drug
free, responsible adults only.
$800/month, which includes all utili-
ties. Available now. Call 797-7539.
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3/2 mobile home at 9th Avenue on
Stock Island. Central NC, new W/D.
Covered parking, fenced-in deck.
$1,650/month, plus utilities. F/L no
security deposit for military. Call Ana
at 294-9440.
3/2 rental at 69 Tamarind Drive.
Nice sunsets, great boating, close to
open bay, full seawall, W/D, fenced
yard with garage and more than
1,000 square feet of storage space
downstairs. $2,600/month. F/S. Call
797-2227 or 797-0560.
Large 5/3 Key Haven home on
canal with pool, hot tub. Two living
rooms, full kitchen, plus kitchenette.
Three covered patios, off-street
parking. Central A/C, 2 W/D. Pool,
yard service. provided.
$4,200/month, plus water and elec-
tric. Call 304-7775.
Shipyard 1/1 condo with sleeping
loft. Central AC, D/W, W/D,
microwave. Large deck, community
pool. Basic cable included.
$1,700/month, plus utilities. Call
Everett at 292-1881.
3/2 stilt house on Big Coppitt (MM
10). Built in 2004. Quiet neighbor-
hood, central NC, security system,
beautiful kitchen, balcony, carpeting,
walk-in closets, W/D, new metal roof,
sliding hurricane shutters. Spotless,
high & dry. Low maintenance yard.
$1,950/mo, plus utils. F/S. Avail
Nov/Dec timeframe. Call Scott at
292-1382 or 394-3167.
Canal, lake-front 3/2 with central
air, -heat. Storage room.
$1,900/month. Two-month security
deposit. Call 872-9316 for details.
2/2 unfurnished duplex In quiet
Casa Marina area. Pets allowed with
permission. No flood damage.
Washer/Dryer hookups, front and rear
decks, private yard and entrances,
off-street parking. Available now.
$1,700/month, plus electric and
water. Call Charles at 304-8405 or
Carol at (239) 269-5632.
Furnished home at 19557 Mayan
Street on Sugarloaf Key (MM 19).
Close to school, track, baseball,
wildlife refuge. One block from
beach, boat ramp. Fenced yard. Pets


OK. Extra lot for vehicles, RV or boat.
$1,800/month. $900 deposit. One-
year lease. Call 304-6892.
Large 2/2 condo with balcony at La
Brisa Condominiums on Key West.
This unit offers a pool, spa, tennis
court, separate storage unit, private,
covered parking spot Steps from
Smathers Beach. Small pets OK.
Available Oct. 1, $1,900/month with
annual lease. F/LS required. Call
Robin at 296-7975.
1/1 private condo in comfortable,
five-unit compound with pool. Like-
new interior, features travertine tile,
built-in microwave, glass-top range,
and washer, dryer. French doors open
onto private deck and garden area.
$1,300/month. Call Terance or Gwen
at 393-9444 or (850) 668-1579.
2/1 historic home in Old Town Key
West with large pool, patio and deck.
Spacious 7,700 square-foot yard,
landscaped with tropical palms and
fruit trees. Completely surrounded by
a privacy wall. Kitchen is appointed
with gas range, dishwasher and stain-
less refrigerator, Two adjoining build-
ings can be used for storage, Pool
service and gardening service includ-
ed. $2,600/mo. Call Terance or Gwen
at 393-9444 or (850) 668-1579.
2/2 stilt house for rent on Cudjoe
(MM 27). Located on canal, central
NC, hot tub, W/D, microwave. Pets
allowed. $1,800/mo plus utils. Call
(904) 718-4757 or (904) 262-2811.
3/3 townhouse in new, gated Coral
Hammock community. Spacious
1,420 square foot. Convenient to NAS
Boca Chica, shopping, Sigsbee.
Master bedroom with balcony down-
stairs, two bedrooms with balcony
upstairs. Pool, pavilion access. One-
year lease preferred but will accom-
modate active duty orders.
$2,800/mo. $750 sec. Call 747-0555.
1/1 ocean-front luxury condo at "Key
West by the Sea." Fully furnished,
long-term rental, available immediate-
ly. Located directly across the street
from Smather's Beach. Fifth floor unit
with a 180 degree view of the Atlantic
and Gulf. Hemingway-style fumish-
ings. Two large lap pools and two ten-
nis courts on site. Perimeter security,
parking, elevator, & more. $1,500/mo,
includes cable. Shorter-term. rental
possible. Semper Fl. Call Dave at (919)
349-6824 or log on at davec@coven-
tor.com for details and a brochure.
3/2 unfumished stilt home on Big
Pine Key. Elevated deck. House is on
two wooded acres with a natural
pond in the Key Deer Refuge. Central
A/C. Laundry room, storage. House is
on a full slab. No neighbors. Very
quiet. Just off the main road.
$1,700/month. First, last and
$1,000-security deposit. Call 304-
2124 or isafarl@bellsouth.net.
2/1 corner house at MM 27.
Downstairs, large fenced yard, pets
OK. Beautiful views, quiet neighbor-
hood, dry lot, public boat ramp just
one block away. F/LS.
$1,500/month, which includes utili-
ties. Contact 872-4148 or 745-3340.
3/1 corner house at MM 27.
Upstairs, large fenced yard, pets OK.
Beautiful views, quiet neighborhood,
dry lot, public boat ramp just one
block away. F/L/S. $2,100/month,
which includes utilities. Contact 872-


4148 or 745-3340.
2/1 unfurnished canal stilt home
on Big Pine Key. Spacious living
areas and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings,
screened wrap-around porch over-
looking canal. Large master bed-
room with walk-in closet, entrance to
front porch overlooking preserve.
New paint inside and out. Blonde
laminate wood floors throughout,
W/D, central NC, heat, wood privacy
fence. Dock on deep canal, garden.
Outdoor shower, large screened
work area. Immaculate. Quiet with'
preserve on three sides of the house.
Only 5 minutes from U.S. 1 and
shopping. A real "home" with lots of
Caribbean charm. One-year lease.
$1,800/mo plus utils. Available Sept.
1 F/L/S. Call Jasmine at 923-9589.
2/1 unfurnished, upper duplex on
Cudjoe Key. Central A/C. Canal-front
living. No pets. F/L/S. $1,300/mo.
Call Steve at 745-3009.
2/1.5 house for rent on Big Pine
Key. Furnished. Fenced yard. Month-
to-month rental available Aug. 16.
$1,450/month, which includes utili-
ties and cable. Call (252) 305-7760.
Efficiency for rent on Sugarloaf
(MM 20). Quiet, very'clean with off-
street parking. F/L/S. $900/month,
which includes utilities and cable.
Call 745-1553.
2/2 duplex in Casa Marina area.
Roomy, quiet, unfurnished, pet
friendly, W/D hookup, front and rear
decks, private yard, off-street park-
ing. Available now. $1,700/month,
plus electric and water. Call. 304-
8405 or (239) 269-5634.
2/2 stilt home on Big Pine Key at
Tropical Colony. Large fenced yard,
ample parking below the house.
Surrounded by refuge property in
quiet neighborhood, no immediate
neighbors, central A/C, newly paint-
ed, tiled floors, screened porch with
tile floors. Pets OK. Available Oct. 1.
F/US. $1,800/ month plus utilities.
Call for details or an appointment
515-2894 or cell (727) 418-7520.
1/1 apartment, just right for two.
Beautifully furnished, screened-in
patio, central A/C, W/D, walk-in clos-
ets, ceiling fans, granite counters,
stainless-steel appliances. Shared
pool in tropical setting; Year lease.
$1,650/month, which includes utili-
ties. Call 942-9916 or 294-8756.
2/1 on second floor. Storm shut-
ters, quiet, just painted, tile floors,
shared pool in tropical setting.
Balcony, ceiling fans, central A/C, off-
street parking. Annual lease.
$1,600/month. Call 942-9916 or
294-8756.
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Ideal part-time government
employment for busy parent. Do you
have young children in school and
want to be home when they finish
their day? Well, the NAS Commissary
on Sigsbee has an opening for a
part-time secretary, 24 32
hours/week. This is a GS-5 level
position. Ideal candidate should have
knowledge of office automation
equipment and computer skills with
different applications, Including word
processing, graphics, spreadsheets,
and data-base program. Call
Commissary Store Director Nadine
Johnsdn at 293-4402 for more


October 13, 2007


GP Cleaning Services. We handle
homes and offices. Call Gladys for an
appointment or more information at
296-3869. "Free Smiles."
In-home child care with responsi-
ble adult. References avail upon
request. Call Vicky at 294-3828.
No time to clean? Weekend house-
cleaning services now available.
Base access, reliable. Former hous-
ing inspector. Call Carmen Garcia
896-1589.
Cleaning services offices and
homes. Call 296-3869.
Shallow Minded Charter Co.
Backcountry/flats fishing from the
Marquesas to Big Pine Key for tar-
pon, bonefish, and permit 15 years
experience in the Lower Keys. All
skill levels welcome. Fully licensed
and insured. For an experience of a
lifetime, call Capt. Bo Sellers at 304-
8442 or e-mail shallowmindedchar-
ter@yahoo.com.
Fins Charters, Shallow water sight-
casting for tarpon, sharks, permit,
and bonefish. Fish the crystal cear
waters that surround the beautiful
Florida Keys on an 18' Action Craft.
Licenses, quality rods, and bait
included. Contact Capt. Pete Peterson
at 745-2562, 304-8918, or contact
the MWR ITT office. Military discount
avail for active duty & retirees.
Incognito light tackle sportfishing.
Reef, wreck, offshore or harbor. For
more, call 292-0067 or 304-0093.

Multi-family moving sale Oct 6
from 8 a.m. ? at 1537 D Batfish
Court, Sigsbee. A few items up for
sale include: computer hardware,
furniture, like-new clothing, baby
and toddler accessories, infant car
seat, boys bicycle. For more info,
call Stephanie at 394-7005.
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White Maltese puppy for sale $900.
Twelve-weeks old, housebroken.
Comes with crate, bed, toys and
food. Please call 395-0028.
One-year-old, white Toy poodle.
Registered. Free to good home. Call
294-3828.


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details and instructions on how to
apply.
Motorcycle safety/driver improve-
ment instructor at NAS KeyWest. Must
have current Motorcycle Safety
Foundation (MSF) qualification and
own a motorcycle. Individual will also
be required to instruct driver improve-
ment courses. Training provided.
Please e-mail resumes to
ron.cooke@navy.mil or call 293-2433.
Volunteers needed at the NASKW
Navy/Marine Corps Thrift Shop at
1083 Sigsbee Road. For those inter-
ested in donating their time, please
contactAnn Golden at 745-3583. No
act of kindness, no matter how
small, is ever wasted.
Baggers needed. Due to spring
transfers, NAS Key West commissary
needs baggers. If interested, pick up
application from Ken or Susan at the
commissary.
Cleaners wanted. Full, part time.
* Key West location. Positions available
for all shifts. Supervisor with on-call
responsibility also required. Call
(860) 828-8496 for local interview.






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FISHING
THE FLORIDA KEYS

Wayne Markham
publisher
Todd Swift
coordinator and production


Cal Sutphin
contributing editor
Melanie Elder
marketing director
Kathie Bryan
financial director


Contributors
Bou Bosso, Cara Cooper,
David Dipre, John Geiger,
Ed Little, John Sahagian,
Jim Sharpe and
Jack Teague


Upper Keys
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Newsroom .......(305) 853-7103
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Marathon
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(RO. Box 500158)
Marathon, FL 33050-0158
Newsroom......(305) 743-5551
Advertising......(305) 743-5551
Fax ,........(305) 743-6397
Fax ..................(305) 743-9586
Key West
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Overseas Market
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Newsroom ......(305) 296-6989
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E-mail
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Postmaster:
Send address changes to
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Contents copyright 2007
Keynoter Publishing Co.


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Kickoff
time
By Capt. Jack Teague
Keys footballs take the
form of a fighting fish
that's busting baits.




& Fishing's
hardly flat
By Capt. John Sahagian
When the fall comes, the
flats rise up with all kinds
of new challenges.


A life forever
changed
By Capt Bou Bosso
A now-veteran angler got
his start on a solitaryflat
with a solitary stranger.






hour!
By Cara Cooper
At least that's what it
seems like for the staked-
out birds on the seagrass.


ON THE COVER: Ben Loy, Vic Gaspeny, and
Nick Stanczyk (from left to right) show off a
300-pound swordfish caught off Islamorada
in 1850-feet of water. Gaspeny battled the
monster for close to 2 hours before finally
getting him within gaff range. As Stanczyk
gaffed the sword, it surged under the boat
and almost pulled him in. When the fish's
head popped back up, Loy was able to hit
him with the flying gaff "and the rest is
history."


Dive safety is
never an accident
By David Dipre
Page 14.

It doesn't have to be
all about the kill
By John Geiger
Page 16.

Now's the time to sail
toward a favorite billfish
By Capt. Jim Sharpe
Page 18.

New products
Pages 20.

Tide tables
Pages 22.


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Now's time to fall


into autum fishing

We also give you childhood memories,
environmental tips and much, much more


Well, summer is beginning to
cool into fall, although, only
slightly at this point. With the
first official days of fall upon
us, the 90-degree days of sum-
mer have slipped into the mid-
to upper 80s. The dolphin of
summer are heading south for
the winter as the sails cruise in
and make their presence know
along the reef. The water may
be cooling off, but the fishing
action is just as hot as ever.
Capt. Jack Teague of Finatic
Charters is ready for some foot-
ball. Not the pigskin variety,
we're talking tuna blackfin
tuna. Weather you like 'em with
a dab of wasabi or marinated
and seared on the grill, Teague
gets readers ready to tackle
these drag smoking' delights.
Fall is known as a time of
transition in the Keys. With the
migration of dolphin south and
the snapper heading back from


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their summer
spawn, Capt.
John
Sahagian of
FunYet
Charters
knows it's
high time to
hit the flats.
Bonefish,
permit and
tarpon are


there for the taking and
Sahagian gives anglers tips to
bring them in.
Have you ever had a day
fishing that has changed your
life forever? Capt. Bou Bosso
has. Bosso shares that life-
changing day with readers,
recounting his first ever bone-
fish catch as a young boy in
Islamorada.
Some readers may think
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission offi-


cer David Dipre is preaching to
the choir, but a simple flag
could save your life even
better, someone else's. Dipre lets
all the brothers and sisters out
on the water know there's a bet-
ter way. The way of the flag.
Charlie Causey wasn't born
with a rod in his hand. So, after
moving to the Keys he learned
from the best. John Geiger talks
to Causey about his days of
fishing and his efforts to pre-
serve the Keys delicate environ-
ment.
Capt. Jim Sharpe of Sea
Boots Charters knows sailfish
and this is the time of year to
get your fill. Sharpe shares his
knowledge and relates the
know-how of some of the Keys'
top captains.
Don't forget about new prod-
ucts on the market. Fishing the
Florida Keys has a few items to
make your next trip out on the
water even better.
And finally, what would you
do with out the tide schedule for
the next couple of months?
Well, worry no longer because
we've got them as well.
Enjoy our fall issue and
make sure you take some time
to get out there on the water and
do some fishing, the "season" is
just around the corer.


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Fishing The Florida Keys Coordinator Todd Swift (left) and
Keynoter Editor Larry Kahn display their catch after fishing the
tail end of dolphin season with public-relations chief for the
Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Andy Newman,
aboard the 'Fandango' out of Bud 'n' Mary's in Islamorada.


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After almost a decade since
the creation and steady growth
of its two world championship
tournaments, the International
Game Fish Association will end
its direct participation and man-
agement of competitive events
concluding with its 2008 events
At a recent meeting, the IGFA
board of trustees voted to discon-
tinue the organization's direct
involvement with running or
sponsoring fishing tournaments.
Beginning Dec. 31, the IGFA
will no longer accept qualifying
events for the IGFA Inshore (an
Islamorada event) and Offshore
(a Mexico event) world champi-
onships. Furthermore, no tour-
naments held after Dec. 31 will
qualify for the final champi-
onships.
"The 2008 championships
will take place and all associat-
ed commitments to sponsors
will be honored," said Mike
Myatt the IGFA's corporate rela-
tions director who also served as
the tournament director of both
global events.
The decision comes after
months of discussions concern-
ing the benefit of these tourna-
ments and their relevance to the
IGFA's overall mission.
The IGFA's involvement with
education and conservation ini-
tiatives around the world has
increased significantly the past
few years. By continuing to
direct its efforts to those the
IGFA will increase its effective-
ness, board members say.
"There are many great indi-
viduals and organizations
around the world conducting
fishing tournaments," IGFA
President Rob Kramer said.
"The IGFA wants to use its
extensive international reach to
ensure these tournaments have
fish to catch."
Focusing on conservation
and education are the main rea-
sons for discontinuing the
events. The increased liability
associated with tournaments is
another factor in the IGFA's


decision. The potential for
financial loss is a risk that
would diminish the IGFA's abil-
ity to accomplish its other goals,
officials said.
"Tournaments are big busi-
nesses requiring extensive
resources and commitments
these days," Chairman George
Matthews said. "Although these
tournaments are very popular
with the world's anglers, staff
time and resources freed to
focus on game-fish conservation
and education will be more con-
sistent with the organization's
mission."
Most tournaments use the
angling rules and ethics created
by the IGFA as the basis for
their competitions. The IGFA
will continue to remain engaged
with tournaments from an edu-
cational and conservation per-
spective.
"Tournaments and the
anglers who fish them are an
important part of our industry,"
Kramer said. "We are more
committed than ever to provide
the necessary information and
services for this segment of the
fishing community to grow."
"A great deal of publicity has
been generated from these com-
petitions for both the IGFA and
the tournament sponsors," Myatt
added.
He said the IGFA has begun
preliminary talks with several
people and organizations who
have expressed an interest in
continuing the high level of
international competition the two
world championships represent.
The IGFA Offshore World
Championship began in 2000
and in recent years drew more
than 60 teams from more than
30 countries. A year later the
IGFA Inshore World
Championship began in
Islamorada, attracting the win-
ners of nearly 60 qualifying
light tackle and fly tournaments
on four continents.
In 2008, it's set for June 29
to July 2.








6 October November 2007


Fishing the Florida Keys


Keynoter Reporter


Score big with


Keys footballs

Blackfins fight hard to the end
but are well worth the effort


By CAPT. JACK TEAGUE
FFK Contributor


To quote Hank Williams
Jr., "Are you ready for some
football?"
This time of year, when
folks in other parts of the
country are spending their
weekends cheering for their
gridiron favorites, offshore
anglers in the Keys are start-
ing to think about a different
kind of football.
The ones we're interested
in are dark on top, have a dis-
tinctive ochre stripe down
their side and come with tail
fins and deep dogging, drag-
smokin' attitudes. And unlike
the pigskin variety, they are
quite tasty as sashimi with a
dab of wasabi sauce or mari-
nated and seared on the grill.
Blackfin tuna can be
caught in some parts of the


Keys, such as on the
Islamorada and Marathon
humps, almost year-round and
out in the Gulf behind
anchored shrimp boats. In
general, though, we tend to
associate their presence in
greater numbers with the
cooling water temperatures of
fall and winter.
Blackfins are caught on the
troll occasionally, though the
sound of the boat motor often
makes them sound before you
get within range. But if they
stay up and you can deter-
mine the way the school is
moving from the cloud of
frantic birds hovering over
the busting baits, deploy some
small sleek lures such as Billy
Bait mini turbos or micro
mini turbos way back behind
the boat and intercept the
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blue and white patterns that
mimic small flying fish and
usually pull only two lines to
avoid cross ups.
Blackfins, like many pred-
ators, love live pilchards.
When pilchards are available,
it is hard to beat chumming
with them to attract tunas to
your boat.
Blackfins appear to be
drawn to structure but also
tend to mull around widely
and speedily while hanging
out there. So the trick is to
get them focused behind your
boat, and that's where a live
well full of pilchards is
important. In deep water,
especially when there's no
other floating structure, the
hull of the boat becomes a
shelter from predators for the
forage fish.
Often schools of blackfin
will appear on your fish find-
er as a heavy blob about mid-
water column. Once you find
them, start tossing out
pilchards about a handful at a
time while at anchor or drift-
ing if the depth does not
allow.
Many anglers like to stun
the baits by pinching their


Blackfin tuna
can be caught
in some parts of
the Keys, such
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Islamorada and
Marathon
humps, almost
year-round.
heads slightly before they are
thrown overboard or bouncing
them off the transom to
enhance their tendency to
hover near the boat for shel-
ter. The wounded pilchards
also tend to swim erratically
and are likely emitting dis-
tress signals, thus further
exciting the blackfin's preda-
tor instinct.
Pretty soon those footballs
will rise up and zoom through
the school of pilchards clus-
tered behind the boat. Then
you'll want to free-line a
pilchard on the hook back
along with your next toss of
chum baits. Hold the line in
your free hand, letting it pay
out as the bait swims out, and
be prepared to flip the bail
shut when a tuna picks up
your offering. Manually clos-
ing the bail is often more sure
and faster than relying upon a
turn of the reel handle to do
it.
Spinning outfits seem to be
the gear of choice for live-
baiting blackfins.
A 7-foot medium to heavy
rod and reel with at least a
couple hundred yards of 20-
pound test line capacity is a







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October November 2007


good starting point. It is pos-
sible to land blackfins with
lighter gear and line but the
longer the struggling tuna is
in the water, the more apt it is
to be tracked down and taken
by a predator.
The other negative is the
longer you spend on a single
fish, the more likely your
carefully developed accumu-
lation of pilchards are to dis-
perse from behind your boat,
with the tuna correspondingly
leaving, as well.
The use of fluorocarbon
leader is also a great aid in
catching these sharp-eyed
critters. Four 5 five feet of
25- to 30-pound test leader
tied directly to a doubled sec-
tion of the main line of the
reel, without incorporating a
barrel swivel, is a good start
unless it is obviously deter-
ring the bite. If it does, you
may need to drop down in
leader strength, but expect to
break off more fish, too.
Barrel swivels coursing
through the water create quite
a turbulent trail that other
tunas or mackerels mistake
for prey attempting to escape,
and they will often strike at it.
Frequently, if using barrel
swivels in this venue, there's
a good chance you'll lose
your catch when other fish
part the line for you.
Choices of hook vary
widely by angler but figure on


a 4/0 or 5/0 size live-bait style
or circle hook.
Blackfins can offer the fly
angler some fantastic fishing
as well when they're revved
up in a pilchard chum trail.
You'll probably want to use a
9- or 10-weight outfit with an
intermediate sinking line or
sink tip line to get the fly
below the surface and into the
zone with the pilchards.
The old fly-fishing adage
- match the hatch applies
here as well. Choose patterns
that resemble the size
pilchards you're using for
bait.
No matter how you catch
them, blackfins are pound for
pound one of the hardest-
fighting fish in the ocean. So
it's not all bad news when the
wind turns prevailingly to the
northeast and howls on us at
15 to 20 knots and water tem-
peratures start to cool down.
Those conditions herald the
arrival of the blackfins and
we'll be looking for those
hardy anglers who are willing
to brave the associated seas
for a crack at battling some
footballs.

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Take a fall


on the flats

This time of year is high time
for Florida Keys bonefish


For many types of fishing in
the Keys, the fall is a time of
transition.
Offshore, dolphin are mak-
ing their way back south for the
winter and the sailfish are start-
ing to arrive for their winter,
foraging along the outer reef
line. On the reef, the mangrove
snapper are starting to return
inshore from their summer
spawn and the grouper are
returning from the deeper
haunts of the summer in their
attempt to stay cool.
On the flats of the Lower
Keys, the day-to-day business
of catching a meal by the bone-
fish and permit seems to just
keep chugging away. It is only
the larger migratory tarpon that
are leaving for parts unknown
for their winter stay; the smaller
tarpon and mid-sized local fish
are left to fill the void.
Fall fishing on the flats for


These elusive
S .- species, if
anything,
* just seems to
get better
"i- and better.
Just a few
S| years ago,
one major
study
claimed the
population of
Keys bonefish was decreasing.
From observations of many
Keys charter captains this year,
the study may have to be revis-
ited.
Never in recent memory
have so many captains had so
many shots on a daily basis.
Several stories relate the same
scenario: The client on the bow
with bait ready, the captain
attempting to give directions to
cast to the large schools of fish
giving up on specifics and just


saying cast anywhere.
There are so many fish out
there, one will find you.
ESPN is the enemy. The
half-hour shows both under-
and over-simplify just what it
A A AANI


takes to be successful catching
these elusive game fish. To
some, they raise expectations of
how many fish might be sighted
and caught in the course of a
normal day. The viewers don't
realize that most shows are put
* together with several days of
editing and using skilled and
experienced anglers and cap-
Stains.
To others, the shows make it
sound like it is the most monu-
mental task that can be under-
taken, and make it sound akin
to climbing Everest. The reality,
however, lies somewhere in
between the two scenarios.
There are, of course, several
skills needed to be consistently
successful in the pursuit of
These fish. The first and fore-
Smost needed for the pursuit is
Sthe ability to consistently make
an accurate cast.
These fish have incredible
Eyesight, so the cast must be
made before the fish has a
chance to see you or your boat.
You need to be able to get the
bait out far enough so that the
fish finds the bait before the
fish gets too close to the boat or
moves out of range. Both bone-
fish and permit have the tenden-
cy to get spooked at the slight-
est provocation.
The cast must be accurate -
too far away and the bait is
never noticed, too close and the
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front of the fish will give you
the best chance for success. If
you must error, do it on the side
of too far of a cast. It is possible
to retrieve the bait into the
strike zone but you have to
recast to get it farther away
from you. There is rarely an
opportunity to cast twice to the
same fish.

Practice and practice
This is one of the few skills
involved with angling that can
be practiced at home in your
back yard.
Use a 3/8- to 1/2-ounce
weight and practice casting into
a bucket from different dis-
tances until you have a level of
consistency and a general
knowledge of your limitations.
Being comfortable with your
skill level in regard to casting
ability is important because
when the fish is spotted, your
cast has to be fast and accurate.
You will also be throwing in the
factors of wind, current and
excitement.
While fish on the flats are
regularly caught using fly, the
skills involved are quite a bit
more complex than those used
in northern freshwater angling.
While a cast to the far side
of a trout stream might be
accomplished with a 30- or 40-
foot cast, to successfully get a
cast out to a flats fish without
spooking it, you will need at
least 50 percent more distance.


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bait, when baiting the hook with
shrimp, it is best to remove the
tail. If you want to do it easily
and look like an old pro, just
bite the end of the tail off and
ceremoniously spit it out.
Next, insert the hook about
one third of the way up the
shrimp like you were about to
curl the whole shrimp on to the
hook. At this point, let the hook
point exit the underneath of the
shrimp and rotate the hook back
toward the underbelly of the
shrimp and reinsert it. The
shrimp should look somewhat
like a Texas rigged worm and


be relatively weedless.
With the bait crab, some-
times referred to a dollar crab,
the technique is simple.
Simply hook the crab
through one point, about mid-
way between the point of the
shell and the body cavity. In
order for the shell not to crack,
it is best if you insert the hook
from the bottom up with a
drilling motion. Once you have
placed the hook into the crab,
break off the last bit of the tip of
the shell point on the hook side.
See FLATS / 17


While staying at Little Palm Island, the Kamenskys from Russia reeled in these bonefish while out
for a day of flats fishing with Capt. John Sahagian of FunYet Charters.


Many northern anglers are
also not accustomed to casting in
the cross winds that can often
blow well over 15 knots. The
bottom line here is practice, prac-
tice, practice, and learn the addi-
tional skills needed to get the bait
out there. Skills like the double
haul should be second nature.
The majority of fish on the
flats are caught on crustaceans.
It is a toss-up between small
crabs and large shrimp. Both
have an overlapping appeal to
the big three flats game fish.
The rig used to catch bone-
fish permit and small tarpon can
be identical. Starting with a 1
o/t bait-holder hook like
Mustads' Ultra Point, attach
about 1 1/2 to 2 feet of 20- to
30-pound fluorocarbon leader.
Keeping the leader short will
allow you to keep the entire
connection outside of your last
guide to allow for a smoother
cast.
Above the hook, press on a
3/16- to 1/8-ounce split shot.
The weight is for additional cast
ability. Connect the leader to
your main line with an Albright
knot, uni-to-uni connection, or a
surgeon's end loop. If your
main line is a spectra fiber, like
Powerpro, it is best to use a uni-
to-uni with an eight- turn knot
on the spectra fiber side.
For tackle, any quality spin-
ning reel with a smooth drag
and the ability to hold at least
250 yards of 12-pound test will
do. The rod should be about 7 to
7 1/2 feet fast taper to allow for
sufficient cast ability.


For those who would rather
have the challenge of fly gear,
any 8- or 9- weight matched
outfit will do. Again, the reel
should have a smooth drag and
be capable of holding the fly
line and at least 300 yards of
backing.


Shrimp or crab?
With either spinning or fly
tackle, if you would rather use
artificial lures, staying with the
shrimp or crab patterns will
allow for the most opportuni-
ties.
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One special day


defines a lifetime

A mysterious, solitary teacher
shapes one teen's future


By CAPT. BOU BOSSO
FFK Contributor

Of the many enjoyments
fishing has to offer, the stories
can be some of the most enter-
taining.
For some reason or another,
fishermen always have interest-
ing things happen to them while
on the water. Sharing these
experiences with each other is a
favorite pastime of mine.
Throughout my life as a fisher-
man, I have heard and experi-
enced some of the best stories,
though there is one particular
incident that changed my life


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forever and that incident
would bring me to my life now,
a fishing guide in Islamorada.
As a child, my family and I
would come down to the Keys
to spend the summer. My dad
would have to travel the two
and a half hours back to Jupiter
once every two weeks to tend to
business at his office. While he
was gone, my mother would
attend to her three children ...
well at least two of them. I was
always fishing.
If you put a fishing pole in
my hands and showed me some
water, I could be entertained for
eternity. Whenever my father


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was in town, I would watch him
wade the flats outside of our
house. He would be out there
for hours stalking this fish that
was supposedly the most elusive
in the ocean, a fish that took
only the best of stealth and pre-
cision to catch.
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tually the whole world, these are
undoubtedly the smartest and
hardest fish to catch on the flats.
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guide to take us bonefishing.
Instead, we would go on trips to
simply bend a rod. We would
typically go catch trout, redfish
and snook out in front of
Flamingo. The time we spent
bonefishing was done wading in
front of our rental house.
When I was old enough to
go walk the flats with my dad, I
was turned on to a whole differ-
ent kind of fishing. It was at this
point I was introduced to a fish
that would bring me more
excitement and anxiety than any
other fish.
I think it is just the fact that
my father rarely caught a bone-
fish. I would watch him chase
the schools of tailing fish
around for the majority of the
sunrise and sunset. It was not
until age 9 I landed my first
Islamorada bonefish. Though
the 9-pound fish was a beauty,
my second Islamorada bonefish
would be my most memorable.

New digs
As years went by, the house
we routinely rented on the Old
Highway began to get too
expensive. My dad decided it
was time to relocate to Lower
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summers in the same Keys
house, I was now taken away
from everything I knew. My
favorite flat was miles away and
there was absolutely nothing I
could do about it. For weeks I
complained about how horrible
the fishing was in front of the
new house. How could I satisfy
my bonefish fix when there
weren't any bonefish around?
To make matters worse, what
was I supposed to do when my
dad ran back to Jupiter for half
the week? My life as a bone
fisherman was over, or so I
thought.
My father came to me one
night before he left for Jupiter.
He said, "Son, I know this
change is difficult for you, but
you have to make the best of it.
I am going to give you an
opportunity to gain some
responsibility. While I am gone,
I am going to allow you to take
out the skiff. You have to stay in
sight of your mother, but you
may use it to go fishing while I
am gone."
I was ecstatic. The alarm was
set for 6 the next morning and I
would be off in search of the
elusive bonefish.
That night reminded me of
Christmas Eve; the hours
seemed to go by like days. I
don't think I slept a wink.
Though my dad had let me take
the boat out before, he had
never let me have full reign
while he was not in town.
The alarm finally went off
and I was creeping around the
house trying to gather all of my
gear. Once the boat was loaded,
I hopped on and began to trim
down the engine. As the trim
reached about halfway down, I
heard a very loud buzzing noise.
I kept trying to put the engine
down but for some reason it did
not work.
I would come to realize the
trim motor was fried. Without
my father in town to fix it or
bring it to someone to have it
fixed, I was once again land-
locked. At this point, it was all I
could do to not have an emo-
tional breakdown. I sat on the
end of the dock and looked out
on the ocean. As I began to ask
myself why this had happened, I
looked down below my feet.
To my surprise there were
two giant tailing bonefish that
had just passed by the dock. I
shook my head a couple times
to make sure that I was not hal-
lucinating. Once I realized these
were live and real bonefish, I
threw some live shrimp in my
bathing-suit pocket and grabbed


my spinning rod.
I followed that group of
bonefish until I managed to
spook them way out of my cast-
ing range. Right when I was
about to turn around and head
back toward the house, I heard
someone yell to me.
There was a person I had
watched for the past hour who
was wading toward me. At this
point he was about 100 feet
from me. I turned around and
began walking toward the gen-
tleman.
As I approached, I was a lit-
tle nervous. He had a rough
beard, a long braided ponytail, a
weathered face and a very old,
rusty Columbia T-shirt on. In his
right hand lay a beautiful Sage
fly rod with a gorgeous Abel
reel.
"What are you doing out here
kid?" he asked. I explained
about my whole morning's
events and the bonefish that
brought me out to the flat. He
began to ask me more questions.
"Do you know how to throw
a fly rod, kid? You know, you
are just wasting your time out
here with that spinning rod."

New style
Though I did know how to
throw a fly rod, I had been doing
so for only three years or so.
There are no true flats in
Jupiter and therefore I would
only throw my 6-weight fly rod
in the ponds around my house.
He asked if I had access to a
bigger fly rod. I had plenty in
the house my dad could have


opened a fly fishing store with
the amount of equipment he had
at the time.
He told me to use an 8- or 9-
weight rod and then began dig-
ging in his rusty shirt pocket. He
asked me to open my hand, and
there he placed a small, rusty
crab fly.
"Be out here the same time
tomorrow," he said, and
explained exactly how I needed
to retrieve the fly to get a bite.
All of a sudden, we both
heard some crazy screaming
from the house where I was
staying. It was my mother. She
was standing out on the balcony
yelling as loud as she could for
me to get back to the house.
My mother is so overprotec-
tive, it is not even funny. She
thought I was about to be kid-
napped and abducted. I calmed
her down and began rummaging
through dad's equipment.
I found a super-sweet setup
- a 9-weight Sage RPL X.
Since I knew my father would
be reluctant to let me use his
favorite fly rod, I figured I
would just go ahead and use it
without asking.
The reel already had the line
and leader attached, so I simply
strung the line through the
guides of the rod and tied on the
old rusty crab fly. I specifically
remember looking at the fly and
saying, "You've got to be kid-
ding me."
Regardless of how I felt
about the beat-up crab pattern, I
left it on the rod and set out the
next morning.


School's open
That June morning was one
of the most beautiful that I have
ever experienced. The heat of
the day had yet to set in and the
surface of the water was that of
perfect glass. Even the smallest
disturbance from a needlefish
was visible.
I put on my wading boots and
hopped off the dock. With fly rod
in hand and the secret crab fly
attached, I was armed and dan-
gerous (well, at least to myself).
My experience with a fly rod
was not that which would war-
rant an Islamorada bonefish. I
was more concerned with hook-
ing myself than anything.
As I waded north, I could
already see the first school com-
ing at me. There were three fish,
happy and tailing vigorously.
When the fish came closer, I


could tell that the center fish
was a monster. His tail looked
like a giant shard of glass flick-
ering in the early morning sun-
light. This fish was feeding fero-
ciously in very erratic spurts.
This was about the time I could
feel my heartbeat pounding
throughout my entire body. I
was short of breath and so nerv-
ous that I could barely compre-
hend what I needed to do.
I released the fly from my
left hand and began to start my
cast. The fish were about 70 feet
away and closing in. I had to
think fast.
After a couple of false casts,
I dropped the fly directly on top
of the fish on the right side of
the school. The fish immediately
spooked and blew the two oth-


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Fishing the Florida Keys


Keynoter Reporter


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or something more?



We all have a 'stake' in seagrass restoration


ne day while plying
your favorite comer
of Florida Bay, you
notice a boat is head-
ing right for you,
oblivious to the large seagrass
bank between you both. You try
furiously to wave the boat off but
it's no use.
The captain tries to power off
the flat for 30 seconds and in that
time has done fatal damage that,
left untreated, will likely never
heal and could even get worse.
The problem is, fixing these sea-
grass propeller scars takes time
and money and some help
from local birds.
Perhaps you have already
noticed an unusual site on the
seagrass banks near Lignumvitae
Channel or Bowlegs Cut on
Peterson Key Bank. It looks like
the local bar scene for birds -
dozens of small PVC posts


topped with
wood blocks
essentially
serve as
Sbarstools for
birds.
These bird
stakes, as they
are called,
invite birds to
come hang out
around sea-
grass scars. As they spend time
on the stakes, they answer the call
of nature again and again. Over
time, the bird droppings slowly
fertilize the seagrass, encouraging
it to grow into the damaged areas.
This phenomenon was discov-
ered when seagrass scientists
noticed that channel markers in
Florida Bay usually have a halo
of lush seagrass around them -
especially around posts frequently
used by birds. While this discov-


ery has turned into a creative
trick to help seagrass, it is only
one piece of the restoration puz-
zle.
Scarred areas that have deep
trenches pose the most problems.
Seagrass will not grow down
an incline, so once a trench is cre-
ated, the seagrass stops growing
or even dies back as the trench
erodes further. To combat this,
scientists recreate the substrate
found at each site based on the
unique recipe of the existing sedi-
ment. Some sites are more rocky
and sandy, while others are more
silty (muddy).
To get the seagrass to recolo-
nize an area, the scar must be
filled with the correct sediment
type so it will settle into place.
The wrong kind of sediment will
get washed away by the tide if
it's too light or sink into the mud
if it's too heavy.


When the right recipe is estab-
lished, biodegradable sandbags
are filled and placed in the trench,
then partially slit to encourage the
sediment to spread into the hole.
Once the sediment is stabilized,
the next step is to transplant sea-
grass plugs to open areas. These
small transplants are taken from a
nearby healthy area on the same
bank, and planted in the restora-
tion area. Finally, the bird stakes
are installed to spur growth and
the site is monitored to track the
progress of its recovery.
So how does all this work get
paid for? This is where law
enforcement comes in.
When park rangers respond to
a boat grounding in Florida Bay,
they document the damage and
assess fines to the careless boater.
Sometimes the damage is mini-
mal (the boater did not try to
power off) and they get off with


warnings or tickets. If the damage
is more prevalent, however, the
boat captain will be summoned to
court.
There, the park can present its
case for restitution for the dam-
age, which usually includes a few
thousand dollars to fund restora-
tion of the scarred site. If the
damage is extensive (for example,
a blow hole the size of a swim-
ming pool), then the case goes
through what is known as "19jj"
litigation.
Under the Park System
Resource Protection Act (16
U.S.C. 19jj), the National Park
Service can recover the costs of
assessment and repair of damaged
resources from the responsible
party. This includes seagrass and
coral-reef groundings, garbage
dumping and other incidents (a
case at Yellowstone National Park
involved a man who had driven
his truck into one of the hot
springs).
19jj cases are often very drawn
out, involve lots of lawyers and
can seek tens or hundreds of
thousands of dollars. This is usu-
ally necessary when extensively
damaged sites require more work
and materials for repair, as well
as monitoring to ensure the
repairs are working.
So, you may be thinking, why
go through all the effort just to
replace some seagrass? Well, if
you've been living in a cave for
the past decade or so, you may


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lot realize how important sea-
Irass is for the ecosystem of
ilorida Bay.
It is the basis of the ecosys-
em, providing shelter for juvenile
ish and small critters like
;hrimp. It also serves as an all-
tou-can-eat buffet for game fish
;uch as redfish and bonefish.
;eagrass supports a world-class
ishery that draws tourists and
ocals alike to the shallows of
'lorida Bay. Seagrass also helps
stabilizee sediments to keep the
vater clear.
Recently, Everglades National
"ark began restoration of three
ites on Cross Bank that were
funded by 19jj cases.
It's important for boaters to
member that small PVC posts
n banks aren't intended to be
ised for navigation. When you
ee small grey PVC posts topped
vith wooden blocks, they are brd
;takes (a.k.a. bird barstools) on
lamaged shallow seagrass flats,
md you should steer clear. Stick
o park channels marked with the
arge wood and PVC posts and
you'll be fine.
Remember, if you do run
ground, save yourself the trouble
)f going to court by not trying to
)ower off and call for help
instead.

Cara Cooper is a Florida Bay
outreachh ranger for Everglades
national Park.


Photo by AMANDA BOURQUE


Photos courtesy EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Boats running aground do damage that, left
untreated, will likely never heal and could even
get worse. Fixing these seagrass propeller scars
takes time and money and some help from
local birds (below). A trench left untreated (far
left) begins to erode. After filling the trench with
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Fishing the Florida Keys


Keynoter Reporter


It's simple: Dive


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maybe even someone else's


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written and about predictions I
made concerning the lobster
mini-season, the beginning of
regular lobster season and the
summer months in general.
I am very sorry to say I
was right.
There were numerous cita-
tions issued during July's two-
day mini-season and there
continue to be through the
regular season, which started
Aug. 6 and ends March 31.
We have written a lot of
citations for undersize lobster,
wrung tails in possession on
the water and speared lobster.
We have written lots of cita-
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In fact,
all FWC
officers
could have
completely
ignored the
resource
(fisheries)
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the job and
spent all of


our time on one issue of boat-
ing safety, dive-flag viola-
tions.
Are you a diver or into
boating? Are you still alive?
Do you want to stay that way?
If yes, then this message is for
you.
Here is where I start
preaching.
From what I see every day,
the only reason many people
are alive is by the grace of
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their religious beliefs or philo-
sophical ideals.
My brothers and sisters,
there is a better way. Count on
your faith to get you
through, but put
your head to work,
as well. Do what
you have to do,
and what you are
supposed to do.
to stay alive.
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and ,
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witness -
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senseless death ot a
beloved friend. father. n'lother.
wife, husband all due to a
diving/boating accident.
There are many variables
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mine to teach and enforce
them. So here I am, and I
begin by saying, If no one can
see your dive flag, no one will
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many of you drive with your
lights turned off and think to
yourself, Self, there is plenty
of moonlight and starlight
tonight, surely before that
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III see me?
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to yourself,
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son around
and no one
else matters?
How many
still think
seatbelts
don't save
lives and that
.' if you're
V, yo thrown from
the car and
i a away from the
accident,
.e i you'll be
safer?
I promise
you that some-
one believed
those things -
or there wouldn't be a law
about using lights at night,
rendering aid at the scene of
an accident or wearing seat-
belts.
How many of you think
dive flags are a waste of time
and the only reason to display
one is so you don't get a tick-
et?
My brothers and sisters,
you need to get real, wake up
and check yourself before you
wreck yourself. When you are
diving in the Florida Keys,
you are diving on a vast high-
way of boating traffic.
You need to be seen, and
you need to know you are not
alone out there and are not
safe until you have done all
you can do to keep yourself
safe.
Can I get an amen?
Let me spell it out in black
and white: If you don't have a
dive flag in the water or on
your boat while diving, you
may be issued a citation and it
will cost $58.
If the dive flag you're dis-
playing is faded and torn and
has become a dive rag instead,
you may be issued a citation
and it will cost $58.
If your dive flag is not visi-
ble 365 degrees around the
vessel, you may be issued a
citation and it will cost $58.
If your dive flag is too
small (20 inches by 24 inches
when displayed on the vessel


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and 12 inches by 12 inches
when being towed in the
water), you may be issued a
citation and it will cost $58.
If you fail to do any of
these things properly, forget
the $58 not having a dive
flag might cost you your life.
The cost of dive flag is
around $14. The cost of a
piece of 8- or 10-foot PVC
pipe is around $2. The cost of
two or three zip ties is around
25 cents.
That's all reasonable to
save my life. That's right, just
$16.50 give or take a dollar or
two, and you will be able to
let other boats know you're in
the water diving. It may not be
a guarantee but it's much bet-
ter than what I usually see.
The only other requirement
is a slight effort to put it all
together, and a little thought in
doing so.
By the way, if you're snor-
keling, you're diving, and
have to have to have a dive
flag.

Now on to boating
Let me tell you one the
most grievous of all boating
safety violations.
If you are operating your
vessel at a speed greater than
that which is necessary to
maintain headway and steer-
age within 300 feet (on all
waters other than rivers, inlets
and navigation channels), 100
feet (on rivers, inlets and navi-
gation channels) of a vessel
displaying a dive flag, you
may be charged with reckless
operation.
This is a criminal violation
and you must appear before a
judge and explain why you
have such little regard for
human life and care so little
for the family and friends of
the diver in the water.
If you think you know what
300 feet is, I beg to differ.
Most vessel operators have no
idea how great a distance 300
feet actually is.
Consider this: If you have a
25-foot boat, you must be at
least 12 boat lengths away
from a vessel displaying a
dive flag. I'll help with some
more of the math.
If you have a boat that is
20 feet long, you must be 15
boat lengths away from a ves-
sel displaying a dive flag.
The next time you're on the
water take five minutes of
your time and see just how far
the distance actually is. It is
probably a great deal further


than you thought. Now
remember that distance and
apply it at all times when
you're running your boat.
There is a lot of water out
there and there is as lot of
room to go around the dive
flag safely.
Imagine the worst that can
happen. Imagine striking and
killing a diver and try to justi-
fy that hideous event by say-
ing to others they were on
"your" spot so you ran up next
to them because a) it would
take too long to go around
them; b) you didn't think you
were that close; c) you
thought you slowed down
enough; or d) you knew they
were in your raps so you ran
up on them to just to scare
them.
What can you possibly say
to justify striking someone
and killing them, especially in
open water? What could you
say that would make any dif-
ference to anyone?
In the Florida Keys almost
everywhere is open water. So
unless you're in a navigation
channel, stay 300 feet from
the dive flag. As an officer,
father, husband and son, there


is nothing you can say to me
that would justify harming any
member of my family while
on the waters of the Florida
Keys.
The responsibility is equal
between divers and boat oper-
ators.
How many times have you
surfaced to find your boat fur-
ther away than you ever imag-
ined? Imagine how devastat-
ing it must be to the person
operating the boat who, while
enjoying the day with family
and friends, strikes a diver
that has failed to properly dis-
play a dive flag or was too far
away from the dive flag.
Imagine the guilt and the
suffering brought on by hav-
ing ended another person's life
needlessly.
Divers, you must make


every reasonable effort to
remain within 300 feet of your
dive flag on all waters other
than rivers, inlets and naviga-
tion channels; and 100 feet on
rivers, inlets and navigation
channels.
For many people, the
penalty of $58 is only a minor
inconvenience. I wrote out the
violations and the current fine
amounts just so you would
know what the violations and
the fines are. What should
affect you more than anything
is this: You should care about
yourself, your family and your
friends enough to return home
to them safely.
The responsibility is yours
but we, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office, are


here to help. I promise we will
remind you of your responsi-
bility and while you may not
appreciate the reminder, I am
certain others will.
Take a look at the rules for
yourself. It will only take five
minutes. Go to your favorite
search engine and type in
"Florida Statute 327.331." It
will open directly to the
statute and you can read the
eight points for yourself.
It is important you know
and understand them so you
can protect yourself and others
from harm.

David Dipre is an officer
with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission based in
Marathon and can be reached
at david.dipre@myfwc.com.







16 October November 2007


Its all about


the challenge

Causey now battles
to preserve the Keys environment


Charlie Causey grew up in
Greensboro, N.C. But he wasn't
like most Keys anglers who had
poles in their hands at 4 and
never stopped.
Occasionally the boy bait-
fished for large-mouth bass or
threw plugs on central North
Carolina lakes. But it wasn't
until he was a married man in
1957, when he moved to New
York City of all places, that he
started to get into fishing hard-
core.
He and his wife, Marabeth,
whom he calls Marby, both
worked on Wall Street and
made a lot of island friends -
Manhattan Island and Long
Island. These folks, especially
the Long Islanders, weren't into
golf or sailing as much as they


were into
fishing for
stripes,
blues, macks
and tuna off
Montauk.
They took
him out and
showed him
the ropes.
Causey
bought his
own sport fisher and learned
saltwater angling, tapping spin-
ning gear and plug rods to
entice the roving schools of
hearty game fish.
The cold waters of the
Northeast provided lots of sport
for Causey. But one of Causey's
New York friends got sick and
visited Florida for fresh air and
temperate climes.
Causey hopped on a plane to
see him, and then fished for five
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about, a place called the Florida
Keys.
"I took one look at this place
and thought, 'This is it. This is
where I want to be,'" Causey
said.
The Causey couple started
coming down to Florida more
frequently on vacation. Like a
kid in a candy store, Causey ate
up the fishing opportunities.
Bonefish and tarpon especially
had him hooked. In 1978, he
bought a house on the bay in
Islamorada where he and Marby
still live. In 1980, at age 45, he
moved there permanently and
retired.
That's when the real work
began, so to speak.
As dogged as Causey was at
Wall Street endeavors, he threw
the same passion into fishing
the flats.
He worked on finding game
fish in the myriad channels, var-
ious flats and lakes of the bay.
He focused on making great
casts with his plug rod. He real-
ized that hooking up and fight-
ing game fish with lures or bait
was a technical pursue with
quite a reward when you're suc-
cessful.
One day a friend said some-
thing to the effect of, "You
should try fly-fishing. You
might like it."


Causey embraced the grace-
ful art. The politically correct
word would be "aficionado,"
but the right one might be
"addict."
"I fished hard for 500 days
first two years," Causey said
recently. "I wanted to learn how
to fly-fish better."
Causey had some of the best
teachers.
Capts. Harry Spear, Hank
Brown and Eddie Wightman
would have Ph.Ds in flats fish-
ing if there were such a thing.
"He's one good caster," said
Wightman, who has seen some
of the best in the world in his
skiff during the 40-plus years
he's guided. "He won't give up.
He keeps after them."
Wightman and Causey are
still good friends and still fish a
number of days each year
together.
Once, back in the 1990s,
they took out former U.S.
Secretary of the Interior Nat
Reed on the bonefish flats near
Islamorada. Reed is an accom-
plished angler, and he ended
catching a bonefish that could
have been the heaviest ever
taken in U.S. waters. Reed
released it.
"I admired him for that,"
Causey said.
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thing he catches.
In fact, it's not about catch-
ing the world record -
although if you wanted to catch
a world record, Islamorada
would be on your short list.
Truly, it's the challenge, the
hunt for these beautiful game
fish that keeps Causey on the
water.
Asked to describe the best
fish he ever caught, it wasn't a
15-pound bonefish or a world
record permit. It was a larger-
than-average bone that had
character.
As Causey tells it, he was
poling a flat late one afternoon
years ago. About 20 fish lived
in this bank, and you could get
near them only on a big tide as
the water started to fall.
He had caught a fair amount
of them in the past, but this one
fish that kept showing up was
head and shoulders above the
rest. This fish taunted him for a
year. Six times he had pursued
it but never got a good shot.
The bone would come out
the channel, get up on the flat
and tail, on the exact same tide,
like clockwork. But he just
couldn't get close to him before
the quarry moved off.
But this evening, it was a
flooding tide and it was just
beginning to fall. The fish came
right out of the channel and
moved up on the flat like he
owned it. Causey knew it was
the big fish, and there were a lot
of mangrove shoots around. He
tied on a 15-pound leader so he
could put more pressure on it
during the fight.
He also tied on an unusual
epoxy fly that Spear made for
him (and that's about all Causey
will say about that fly).
Causey was nervous and
excited as he stepped over the
gunwale to wade closer to the
fish. Within range now, he took
a back cast, loaded the rod and
let his fly roll out in front of it.
"It was a bad cast," he
recalled.
Luckily, the fish didn't
spook. In fact, the bone swam
toward the fly and picked it up.
The bonefish didn't rush to the
fish like smaller bonefish do.
He swam over very casually.
"Bigger fish are funny like
that," Causey said.
Causey figured the fish
picked up the fly, so he strip-
struck the fish with his right
hand, and the fight was on.
As the sun was setting over
the bay, Causey fought the fish
as it zigged and zagged around
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A good dozen lemon sharks
started prowling the area.
Maybe they were attracted to
the commotion of the fish in
distress or the shuffling of feet
on the marl.
The fish wrapped itself
around the mangroves, and
Causey thought for sure it
would cut off. Maybe it was the
15-pound leader, maybe it was
luck, but it wrapped six different
times. Causey had to carefully
unwrap the line with his hand
each time but it held.
At this point it was dark, and
the fish was finally coming to
him.
He managed to tail the bone-
fish and make his way to the
boat to tape him. It was so dark,
he couldn't find the measuring
tape, so he cut a piece of mono
to its length.
The fish was well over 13
pounds, a once-in-a-lifetime fish
for your average angler.
"But the weight is not impor-
tant," said Causey. "It's seeing a
fish working his flat. You want to
catch him so bad. You go back
and watch him and wait. Then
you try to make a cast at the right
time, catch him and release him.
That's fishing, and that's why it
was the most exciting fish I ever
caught in my life."
Nowadays, the 72-year-old


Fishing the Florida Keys


doesn't fish as much. But he
still probably is out there more
than you are. Permit has been
his passion of late, although
he'll still enjoy a day in the
skinnier water chasing bonefish,
or waiting in ambush for a
Florida Bay tarpon to roll past
Buchanan Bank.
In addition to fishing, Causey
has been at the vanguard of the
fight to save the Keys from the
negative impacts of overdevel-
opment. He has been called the
"conscience" of the Upper
Keys, is president of the Florida
Keys Environmental Fund and
is involved with several other
civic boards, as well. That's
what keeps him busy when he's
on land.
Guide Wightman said
Causey is tops on land and
water.
"He's done everything he can
to save the environment in the
Keys," Wightman said. "He's
extremely dedicated to these
islands, and I wish we had more
people around like him."

John Geiger is a former
Keynoter fishing columnist
who's now editor of Rocky
Mountain Game & Fish,
California Game & Fish and
Washington-Oregon Game &
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October November 2007


Keys flats are in full swing


FLATS / From 9

This will allow for a better
chance of an unobstructed
hook set.
Once the bait of choice is
on the hook, slide the split shot
down the leader all of the way
to the hook. Keeping the
leader next to the bait allows
for a single splash as the bait
hits the water and reduces the
chance of spooking the fish.
On a windless day or with a
heavy-enough bait to be cast
easily, the split shot can be dis-
pensed with.
Now that you are practiced
in the art of rigging and cast-
ing, all you need to do is find
the fish.
First thing to remember is
fish on the flats are susceptible
to predators, and they want to
feed in areas with quick access
to deeper water for a fast
escape. The next thing you
want to remember is that while
permit are fairly tolerant of
temperature extremes on the
flats, bonefish and tarpon tend


to feed in comparatively more
stable temperatures. The fall
waters can be quite warm, so
you will want to find a channel
edge that is being flooded with
cooler water on a rising tide.
It is nice to be able to fish
either early or late in the day
for the highest odds of finding
fish feeding in their comfort
zones. However, with this in
mind, many fish are caught in
the middle of the day, so you
should not give up just because
you have lost the advantage of
an early sun.
When fishing in the middle
of the day, once the tide starts
to ebb (starts to go out), you
may want to look for slightly
deeper water to find fish
enjoying a more stable envi-
ronment.
Small tarpon have a different
way of keeping cool on the flats
during the day: They tend to
seek the shade of the mangrove
islands. Keep an eye on the
branch edges in water 2 to 4 feet
deep and you can often see them
peeking out as they cruise the
edges.


Spend a little time studying
charts and a lot of time plying
the waters. The only way to
truly learn the flats of the Keys
is to spend time out there.
Of course, the best way to
reduce the learning curve is to
go out with an experienced
guide. While there may be dif-
ficulty finding an opening with
a qualified guide in the spring,
there is no shortage of guides
available in the fall.
Another advantage of fish-
ing in the fall is that there is a
lot less traffic on the flats.
While the more popular flats
may get a little crowded on the
opposite side of the year, you
will have many of the best
spots to yourself. Don't let
another year go by without
taking the opportunity to enjoy
one of the few fisheries that is
in full swing during the fall.

Capt. John Sahagian runs
FunYet Charters out of the
Lower Keys. He can be
reached at (305) 872-3407 or
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Keynoter Reporter


No need to be a


pro to snag a sail

Success can be found
with a variety of techniques


The perfect big game fish?
The Atlantic sailfish found in
abundance in nearshore waters
of the Lower Florida coast and
the Keys.
Sailfish are conveniently
located close to shore. For the
light-tackle enthusiast, sailfish
are pure dynamite on the hook,
delighting anglers with grace-
ful displays of aerial jumps
including tail walking and
line-smoking greyhounding
leaps, then turns to deep
sounding that test the angler's
stamina.
Yet with all their excitement
and strength, sails don't punish
the angler like the giant


bluefin tuna
or blue mar-
lin. When
the sailfish
is brought to
(: the boat for
the release,
it comes
with a con-
venient han-
dle the
bill.
Capt. Ken Harris shared
these thoughts from his boat
the Finesse at the Oceanside
Marina in Key West. Harris is
a respected expert in sportfish-
ing and considers sailfish the
perfect sport fish, and shares


this view with many charter
captains and expert anglers
from around the world.
Sailfish are found in abun-
dance in many oceans around
the world. According to Capt.
Larry Dukehart from the
Islamorada Charter Boat
Association, the stocks of sail-
fish along the Keys have
remained stable since record
keeping began in 1972 in the
Islamorada Sailfish
Tournament.
For many years, tagging
data appeared to support the
theory that sailfish were large-
ly a coastal pelagic species
traveling north and south in
narrow lanes varying in depth
from 120 to 240 feet of water,
feeding on color changes and
rips as they developed along
the Florida current.
Dr. Eric Prince at the
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
suggests sailfish do move up
and down the coastline in a
ratter predictable migration
pattern, but new tagging data
suggests the sailfish migration
is much larger than originally
thought.
The latest data from tagging
records show sailfish as ocean
travelers, raging from
Madagascar to the far reaches
of the Gulf of Mexico. Most
sailfish previously had been
recovered along the Florida
coast with occasional tagging
recoveries from Cuban waters
or the Gulf of Mexico.
During their migration
along the Florida coast includ-
ing the Keys, sailfish follow a
path just outside the reef line
in 120 to 240 feet of water.
They feed while swimming in
the current along color
changes and rips where the
bait is most abundant.
The feeding habits are very
similar from area to area along
this corridor with one excep-
tion showering of bait on
top of the reef occurs only in
the Florida Keys.
Sailfish in the Keys will
venture on top of the reef in 20
feet of water and chase the
schools of ballyhoo. This phe-
nomenon is showering the bait.
Experienced captains in the
Keys over the years have
learned they can catch live bal-
lyhoo and actually sight cast to
these feeding sailfish on the
shallow reef, creating one of
the most exciting forms of
light-tackle fishing.
The Keys are unique in that
they are the only place in the


world this sight casting to
showering sailfish technique
can be employed. This is just
one of many exciting tech-
niques of fishing for sailfish in
these islands.
Given the size and nature of
the Keys dozens of islands
extending more than 130 miles
into the Atlantic it is amaz-
ing how many fisherman apply
the same basic methods to find
and catch sailfish.
It would be wise to take a
minute and discuss the basics
before moving into the com-
plex individual techniques that
separate one expert fisher-
man's techniques from another.
In general, each of the fish-
ermen I talked with has a
game plan in mind before
leaving the dock. They know
from experience where the
sailfish will be, what bait has
had the best results and how to
apply their own personal tech-
niques to a changing environ-
ment.

The game plan
Experienced captains know
there are certain areas that his-
torically hold sailfish. These
areas may simply be points of
reef that jettison out or reef
walls that drop sharply from
20 to 100 feet deep.
It's generally agreed that if
fishing is slow in one spot,
they will move to another
proven spot but will not waste
time in unproven waters.
Baits vary from one area to
another and from one captain
to another, but in general, live
bait is preferred over dead
trolled bait by most. Catching
the live bait requires more skill
and experience than fishing.
The most widely used live
and trolled bait is ballyhoo.
Live ballyhoo will respond to
a chum bag provided the chum
is ground fine and has plenty
of fish oil in the mix.
Captains will anchor up
along the first reef where the
ballyhoo can be chummed to
the boat and caught by throw-
ing a cast net. Once caught,
the bait fish are kept alive in a
round well with specially
designed salt water circulating
pumps.
Other types of bait fish such
as pilchards, thread herring,
sardine, goggle eyes, pinfish
and blue runners are caught
using various methods and
kept alive in the live wells.
Trolling baits preferred by
most captains are ballyhoo,
mullet and strips cut from


fresh pieces of bonito or mul-
let.

The tackle
Tackle varies, as well, but
overwhelmingly the spinning
reel and rod in the 12- to 20-
pound test range is the most
widely used.
Some captains prefer the
more conventional rotary spool
reels like the Penn GLS series
or Shimano plug-casting reels
in the 12- to 20-pound test
size.
Spinning tackle lends itself
well to sailfishing, offering
ease of dropping back to hook
the fish and long-distance cast-
ing with ease. But the spinning
reel has one drawback for the
less-experienced angler -
winding and not gaining line
will spin and twist the line,
resulting in possible tip raping
and breakage of the line.
The rotary spool reels offer
superior drags and the
mechanics of the reel prevent
over winding and twisting of
the line. Tackle is more a per-
sonal preference than and
advantage.
Monofilament leaders from
40- to 60-pound test are pre-
ferred by far and captains are
using 7/0 to 4/0 hooks,
depending on the line test and
the type of bait used. Lighter
test lines and smaller baits
would need smaller hooks,
whereas heavier test line and
larger baits would require larg-
er hooks.
This summarizes the gener-
al game plan and general tech-
niques used by most captains
along the Keys and this is
where the generalities stop.
From here, there are specific
techniques experienced cap-
tains have developed to catch
sailfish.

Go fly a kite
As you might imagine,
many interesting and innova-
tive techniques for sportfishing
were developed in the Keys.
One of these was introduced to
the sportfishing industry by
Capt. Bob Lewis.
Lewis designed a box kite
and began using it to fish for
sailfish. The kite was used on
a separate rod and reel to ele-
vate and separate live baits
while slow trolling, anchoring
or drifting in the Gulf Stream.
Lewis designed several models
for light, medium and heavy
wind conditions.
Fishermen developed differ-
ent techniques for fishing more


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October November 2007


than one live bait from a single
kite by using outrigger clips
spaced along the kite's line,
with each one fished from an
individual rod and reel. When
the sailfish struck the bait, the
line would fall free just like the
detachment from an outrigger
on a trolling boat.
The kite offered a number
of advantages.
The bait or baits could be
fished at varying distances
from the boat. The live bait
could also be forced to swim
right on the surface to attract
strikes. With the live bait at the
surface, the line and leader is
suspended in the air above the
water, thus not seen by the
fish. The live baits often attract
unwanted species like the
shark; in this case, the live bait
could be lifted into the air to
avoid the shark. The shark
would become confused and
often just leave.
In addition to becoming the
best method for the learning
angler to enjoy success with
sailfish, the kite has taken on
many additional duties for the
professional sportfisherman.
It can be used to tease sail-
fish close to the boat and then
lifted away, allowing anglers
interested in catching sailfish
on fly tackle to throw to the
frenzied billfish.
The kite is used to position
chum bags for captains fight-
ing adverse wind and tide con-
ditions in their attempts to
catch live bait. Some captains
use combinations of live slow-
trolled bait and live baits
fished from the kite at the
same time. The only disadvan-
tage is that attempting to
respond to sprays of bait on the
reef with the kite up is a bit
cumbersome.

It's all experience
There really are no secrets
to sailfishing. The essence of
the professional edge is experi-
ence, hard work, trial and error
and what works for you.
I found the techniques used
in the Keys to vary widely
from one island to the other,
yet all of these professional
sportfishermen are very suc-
cessful at catching sailfish.
Harris uses 8- to 15-pound
plug tackle and prefers drifting
live goggle eyes. Capt. Skip
Nielsen out of Bud 'n Mary's
in Islamorada prefers spinning
tackle and slow trolls live
pilchards and ballyhoo. Both
are proven professionals with
winning records in sailfish


tournaments to prove it.
Dukehart and Nielsen agree
that using live bait fished in
select areas at the right time of
year with spinning rods is the
best method of catching sail-
fish.
Nielsen, aboard his charter
boat the How Bout It, feels live
pilchards are the best bait but
doesn't discount the effective-
ness of live ballyhoo and gog-
gle eyes. He uses teasers of
eight or 10 live pilchards and
chums with live pilchards
while slow trolling and holding
a selection of ballyhoo and
goggle eyes in reserve.
Other captains feel the
slow-trolled ballyhoo has the
advantage. Still others prefer
anchoring and using the kite to
present live baits and chum-
ming with live pilchards to
attract more sailfish. Nielsen
teamed up with anglers Bill
Blakey and Wally Whitly
aboard the How Bout It to win
the 1991 Marathon Sailfish
Classic using live pilchards.
Capt. Alex Adler on the
Kalex and a number of other
captains in the Islamorada area
use ballyhoo as live bait.
Ballyhoo is a great live bait
and is easily caught along the
reef with a cast net.
To attach a live ballyhoo to
the leader, many captains use a
4-inch piece of copper wrap-
ping wire. The light copper
wire is secured to the shank of
a 5/0 hook and the hook is then
passed through the lower jaw
of the ballyhoo. The copper
wire then wraps around the bill
of the ballyhoo and the shank
of the hook.
Adler and other captains
now use a cocktail straw to
secure the bill of the ballyhoo
to the shank of the hook. A
cocktail straw is cut to 1.25
inches long and passed over
the leader, the 5/0 hook is
passed through the lower jaw
of the ballyhoo, the shank of
the hook is aligned with the
bill of the ballyhoo and the
straw is slid over the shank and
bill to secure the bait and
hook.
Harris uses live baits and
anchors or drifts while fishing.
His boat, the Finesse, is a
27-foot Conch designed around
a 100-gallon live well and
equipped with two saltwater
pumps to keep hundreds of
baits alive for fishing and to
give a smooth ride over the
miles of ocean that must be
traveled to catch live bait and
return to the fishing grounds.


Harris believes the secret to
catching more sailfish is live
bait. Aboard the Finesse, he
often spends half his day
catching bait for the day's fish-
ing. He believes the best bait
for sailfish is the goggle eye, a
member of the scad family.
There are two species of the
scad caught in the Lower Keys
the other. The Spexed-O, hav-
ing a smaller mouth and eyes.
Scad are best caught at
night along the reef and kept in
a live well with lots of water
flow to keep the bait in good
shape.
Alternate live-bait choices
would be thread herring,
pilchards, ballyhoo and small
blue runners.
Harris drifts his live baits
using 12- to 15-pound test plug
casting tackle, preferring to use
the goggle eye scad with
monofilament leader and 5/0
hook. No drop back is used
with scad; the sailfish find
them tasty and giving less
resistance to becoming prey
than the ballyhoo that will
sometimes out-maneuver a
feeding sailfish. He tends to
fish known productive areas
and will pick up and run to
another area when the fishing
slows down.
Aboard my charter boat the
Sea Boots out of Summerland
Key, my son Jim Sharpe Jr. and
I, with the assistance of mate
and Capt. John Coffee, use a
variety of techniques, from
trolled dead or live bait, drift-
ing live baits from kites, run-


ning down tailing sails and
sight casting live baits right to
them.
Rotary spool tackle in the
20- and 30-pound test range is
used when trolling, with larger
line capacity because of the
abundance of yellowfin tuna
and marlin in our area.
As the sailfish concentrate
along the reef in winter to feed
on the schools of ballyhoo, we
use live baiting techniques -
sight casting to sails (spinning
reels are used for ease of cast-
ing) spraying bait on the shal-
low reef or sight casting to
billfish cruising the edge of the
green water on color changes.
Wind direction and time of
the year would be the determin-
ing factor aboard the Sea Boots
whether to use live bait or troll
dead bait or artificial. In the
Lower Keys, trolled dead bait
or artificial would be used on


southerly winds when the sail-
fish move offshore and disperse
into deeper water searching for
prey. During northerly winds
aboard the Sea Boots, we catch
live bait, mainly ballyhoo, and
fish close to the reef watching
for sprays or consecrations of
billfish.
A strong east wind in the
Lower Keys brings tailing con-
ditions for sailfish. In the green
water of a color change close
to the reef, sailfish can be spot-
ted from a distance and using
the sight-casting method with
live bait, many billfish can be
caught and released in a single
day.

Capt. Jim Sharpe runs Sea
Boots Charters (www.seaboots
.com) out of the Lower Keys.
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745-1530 or via e-mail at
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October November 2007


The falts, a stranger and a bonefish are life-changing


BONEFISH / From 11

ers back in the direction from
which they came.
As my heart settled from the
dramatic episode I just experi-
enced, I realized it was not over
yet.
The fish had turned back
around and were tailing toward
me once again. That center fish
had now moved to the right of
the school. I could tell it was
him by the size of his tail and
the manner in which he was
feeding.
When the fish got to be about
50 feet away, I dropped the fly 3
feet in front of big fish's face. It
did not spook and now every-
thing was surrounded by perfect
silence.
I started my slow strip, intent-
ly focusing on this amazing crea-
ture. Before I could get through
with the first strip, a massive
wake was pushing toward the
end of my fly line. It was like
staring down the barrel of a
loaded gun.
Next thing I knew, I could
feel the fish's weight on the end
of the fly line. The fish was on
and I started screaming out of
pure excitement and adrenaline.

The fight is on
I somehow managed to clear
the fly line and got the fish


where I was now fighting him on
the reel. My drag was extremely
loose and I did not plan to tight-
en it. I knew I had an enormous
bonefish on and was not about to
break him off by applying too
much pressure.
Instead, I ran after the fish
and let him take as much line as
he needed. Unfortunately for me,
the fish started to head out deep.
I was now up to my chest in
water, praying the fish would
stop his rampant tirade in hopes
of escaping.
Right when I could go no
deeper, the fish stopped running.
I began to gain line as the torpe-
do started to swim back toward
me. By this time my mother had
responded to my crazy celebra-
tion yelps and realized what was
going on. She was on the shore,
camera in hand, coaching me to
the best of her ability.
The fly line finally ran
through the guides and was now
on the reel. My prize bonefish
was now only 100 feet from me.
As the fish came into view, I
cannot describe the emotion run-
ning through my body. I had
never seen such a magnificent
fish in all my life. His sides were
so purely silver that it reflected a
beautiful blue spectrum from the
water.
I could see the crab fly was
sticking out of his light pink lips.
I now had the fish at the leader. I


knelt down and tried to pick up
the fish, but I could not fit him
in my hands. I gave my mom the
fly rod and scooped my trophy
up into my arms.
At that point, I could have
cried tears of happiness. This
fish was so big that my little 13-
year-old body could not handle
him.
After getting some great pic-
tures, I walked him over to my
dad's boat and grabbed his certi-
fied scale. The scale read 13.5
pounds.
I knew what I had just
accomplished, and this was the
moment in my life that would
make me devote a great deal of
my time to this majestic creature.
I revived the fish, gave him a
big kiss and sent him off to fight
another day. As I waded back in
toward the house, I had a feeling
of peace fall over my body. This
was truly an amazing thing that
just happened to me. Not only
did I catch this giant fish on a fly
rod, but I did it all by myself
and, better yet, without a boat.
Of course I convinced my
mom to immediately take me to
the one-hour photo so I could
see the pictures of my catch.
Later that day, I saw a gentle-
man wading the flat outside my
house. I went out in hopes of
showing the man who gave me
the fly what I had done earlier
that day. Sure enough, it was


him, and I broke out the pictures
right away. I thought he was
going to have a heart attack
when I handed him the photos.
He was absolutely blown away.
He kept saying, "You caught
this this morning on a fly rod,
with the fly I gave you? I can't
believe it. Kid, you've got to be
just about the luckiest 13-year-
old I have ever encountered."
I agreed. I felt like the lucki-
est 13-year-old ever.
I asked how I could get a
hold of him. He then explained
to me that he had lost everything
to an unfortunate happening in
his life. He had no phone, no
boat, no money. He pointed to
the shoreline. There was a 1984
Jimmy with a yellow kayak
strapped on top.
"That's my home," he said. "I
tie flies for Chitums to make
ends meet."
I told him to fish the flat the
next day.
I wanted to talk to my dad
and find someway to help this
guy who had caused such an
amazing event of my life to
unfold. Once my father saw the
pictures and heard the story, he
came up with a plan.

What comes around...
For the rest of our summer in
Lower Matecumbe, we would
hire him to take us around
Islamorada as a wade-fishing


guide. During this time, we also
had him over regularly for meals
and would tell fishing stories.
Right before I left to go back
to Jupiter and start the school
year, the gentleman sat me down
and taught me how to tie the
exact fly that he had given me to
catch my bonefish.
This was one of my most
memorable summers. Though I
have returned to Islamorada
every summer since, and now
live there, I have yet to see the
mysterious bonefisherman again.
Who knows who he really was
or what happened to him. All I
know is that if I wouldn't have
met him, my life could be very
different than it is.
To this day, I wade that very
same flat whenever I get the
opportunity to do so. There's just
something about that flat and my
history there that will always
keep me coming back.
You go through life and don't
know why you meet certain peo-
ple or have different things hap-
pen to you. Well, I will say one
thing: I am a firm believer in
everything happens for a reason.
So I urge everyone, not only
fishermen, to not judge a book
by its cover, because you never
know if that one person is going
to catch you a 13.5-pound bone-
fish on fly.


THRIVING INDUSTRY: Fishermen mend nets and
work on fishing gear at the Key West Bight (now
the Historic Seaport) in Key West. This photo, part
of a series shot in 1938, was taken from the seawall
adjacent to the Turtle Kraals, looking southeast
toward the Gulf Oil dock, a longtime Bight fixture
that is now the site of Conch Harbor. The fishermen
were employed by the Thompson Fish Co., which
had an unloading dock and fish house (that still
stands) just north of the seawall. These fishermen
used small, open motorboats to gillnet Spanish
mackerel. The long poles extending aft of the
cockpit were used to suspend lights for night
fishing. Some of the boats were also used for king
mackerel, as evidenced by the de-hooking bar
seen in the lower left foreground. Most of the
fishing was done in the winter months when the
fish schools made their seasonal arrival off the
Keys. Many of the fishermen were also seasonal
and came to Key West each winter from ports in
New Jersey and New York, a practice that had
been in effect even prior to the 1920s.

Provided as a public service by the Key West Maritime Historical
Society in cooperation with the Monroe County Public Library.
Additional details and membership information is available by
calling Ed Little, society president, at (305) 296-9882.







22 October November 2007


Fishing the Florida Keys


Keynoter Renorter


Tides are as basic to successful fishing as
bait and tackle. On this page, you'll find
all the information you'll need to deter-
mine what the tide will be.
Below are the tides for two areas of South
Florida: Key West Harbor and Miami Harbor
entrance. Between them and the reference table
at right, you can find the tide for many places
in the Keys.
For example, say you want to find out what
the tide would be like on the flats in front of
Tavemier Creek on Oct. 26. First, determine
which tide table to check. In this case,


Tavemier, Hawk Channel is on the Miami
Harbor reference table. Locate the Miami
Harbor tide table and find Oct. 26. There will
be a high tide at 8:48 a.m. at the Miami Harbor.
Now, look again to the reference table to
convert the Miami tide to a local tide.
According to the reference chart, add 29 min-
utes to high tide times to get the Tavemier tide.
The high at Tavemier will be at 9:17 a.m.
Pretty soon you'll have your timing down
and your success rate up.
-FFK Staff


Tap the tables to find Keys tides


Miami Harbor

Ocean Reef Harbor
* High Oh 11m; Low Oh 20m
Garden Cove
* High Oh 34m; Low lh 10m
Molasses Reef
* High Oh 14m; Low Oh 12m
Pumpkin Key, Card Sound
* High 3h 10m; Low 3h 16m
Tavernier, Hawk Channel
* High Oh 29m; Low Oh 28m
Alligator Reef Light
* High Oh 40m; Low Oh 34m


Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 3
Oct 4
Oct 5
Oct 6
Oct 7
Oct 8
Oct 9
Oct 10
Oct 11
Oct 12
Oct 13
Oct 14
Oct 15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19
Oct 20
Oct 21
Oct 22
Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
Oct 31


Nov 1
Nov 2
Nov 3
Nov 4
Nov 5
Nov 6
Nov 7
Nov 8
Nov 9
Nov 10
Nov 11
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15
Nov 16
Nov 17
Nov 18
Nov 19
Nov 20
Nov 21
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 24
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30


October
High Low High
6:06AM 12:34PM
12:42AM 7:05AM 1:37PM
1:47AM 8:12AM 2:46PM
3:01AM 9:25AM 3:58PM
4:18AM 10:38AM 5:05PM
5:26AM 11:41AM 6:01PM
12:13AM 6:23AM
12:59AM 7:10AM
1:38AM 7:52AM
2:14AM 8:29AM
2:47AM 9:05AM
3:20AM 9:39AM
3:52AM 10:14AM
4:26AM 10:50AM
5:01AM 11:28AM
5:39AM 12-10PM
12:03AM 6:24AM 12:57PM
12:54AM 7:18AM 1:53PM
1:58AM 8:22AM 2:55PM
3:11AM 9:31AM 3:57PM
4:20AM 10:37AM 4:55PM
5:22AM 11:36AM 5:47PM
12:00AM 6:18AM
12:50AM 7:09AM
1:37AM 7:59AM
2:25AM 8:48AM
3:13AM 9:37AM
3:02AM 9:28AM
3:54AM 10:21AM
4:48AM 11:17AM
5:48AM 12:18PM
November
High Low High
12:34AM 6:54AM 1:23PM
1:46AM 8:04AM 2:30PM
2:59AM 9:13AM 3:32PM
4:04AM 10:15AM 4:26PM
4:59AM 11:07AM 5:11PM
5:45AM 11:51AM 5:51PM
12:05AM 6:26AM
12:41AM 7:03AM
1:15AM 7:38AM
1:48AM 8:13AM
2:22AM 8:49AM
2:57AM 9:25AM
3:34AM 10:04AM
4:14AM 10:44AM
5:00AM 11:30AM
5:52AM 12:20PM
12:36AM 6:53AM 1:17PM
1:44AM 7:58AM 2:16PM
2:52AM 9:04AM 3:14PM
3:55AM 10:05AM 4:10PM
4:53AM 11:02AM 5:03PM
5:48AM 11:56AM 5:55PM
12:13AM 6:40AM
1:04AM 7:31AM
1:55AM 8:22AM
2:46AM 9:13AM
3:38AM 10:05AM
4:32AM 10:59AM
5:29AM 11:54AM
12:15AM 6:29AM 12:52PM


High





6:47PM
7:27PM
8:03PM
8:36PM
9:08PM
9:39PM
10:11PM
10:45PM
11:21PM






6:36PM
7:23PM
8:10PM
8:57PM
9:45PM
9:35PM
10:29PM
11:28PM


High


Low
6:43PM
7:47PM
8:59PM
10:13PM
11:19PM

12:35PM
1:20PM
1:59PM
2:36PM
3:10PM
3:44PM
4:18PM
4:53PM
5:31PM
6:13PM
7:03PM
8:02PM
9:08PM
10:11PM
11:08PM

12:30PM
1:20PM
2:09PM
2:57PM
3:46PM
3:36PM
4:30PM
5:28PM
6:32PM

Low
7:40PM
8:49PM
9:50PM
10:42PM
11:27PM

12:31PM
1:07PM
1:43PM
2:18PM
2:53PM
3:30PM
4:09PM
4:51PM
5:39PM
6:33PM
7:33PM
8:35PM
9:33PM
10:29PM
11:22PM

12:48PM
1:39PM
2:30PM
3:22PM
4:15PM
5:11PM
6:10PM
7:11PM


Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 3
Oct 4
Oct 5
Oct 6
Oct 7
Oct 8
Oct 9
Oct 10
Oct 11
Oct 12
Oct 13
Oct 14
Oct 15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19
Oct 20
Oct 21
Oct 22
Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
Oct 31


Nov 1
Nov 2
Nov 3
Nov 4
Nov 5
Nov 6
Nov 7
Nov 8
Nov 9
Nov 10
Nov 11
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15
Nov 16
Nov 17
Nov 18
Nov 19
Nov 20
Nov 21
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 24
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30


October
High Low High
12:54AM 8:01AM 2:42PM
1:48AM 9:12AM 3:59PM
2:54AM 10:35AM 5:34PM
4:19AM 11:57AM 6:54PM
5:54AM 1:03PM 7:47PM
12:09AM 7:14AM
1:20AM 8:16AM
2:16AM 9:05AM
3:03AM 9:48AM
3:45AM 10:25AM
4:23AM 11:00AM
4:59AM 11:35AM
5:35AM 12:09PM
6:11AM 12:46PM
6:52AM 1:27PM
12:29AM 7:38AM 2:16PM
1:10AM 8:36AM 3:20PM
2:01AM 9:49AM 4:47PM
3:07AM 11:05AM 6:10PM
4:29AM 12:05PM 6:58PM
5:56AM 12:51PM 7:32PM
12:33AM 7:12AM
1:36AM 8:17AM
2:31AM 9:15AM
3:22AM 10:09AM
4:12AM 11:00AM
5:03AM 11:50AM
4:55AM 11:41AM
5:49AM 12:33PM
6:49AM 1:31PM
12:34AM 7:56AM 2:39PM
November
High Low High
1:42AM 9:07AM 3:55PM
3:03AM 10:16AM 5:04PM
4:33AM 11:13AM 5:55PM
5:55AM 11:57AM 6:34PM
12:15AM 6:59AM
1:08AM 7:52AM
1:52AM 8:35AM
2:31AM 9:14AM
3:07AM 9:49AM
3:42AM 10:23AM
4:18AM 10:58AM
4:55AM 11:36AM
5:36AM 12:19PM
6:21AM 1:07PM
7:12AM 2:04PM
12:40AM 8:08AM 3:05PM
1:42AM 9:06AM 4:01PM
3:00AM 9:59AM 4:48PM
4:28AM 10:46AM 5:28PM
5:54AM 11:30AM 6:05PM
12:25AM 7:08AM
1:21AM 8:11AM
2:14AM 9:06AM
3:05AM 9:57AM
3:56AM 10:45AM
4:47AM 11:32AM
5:39AM 12:20PM
6:33AM 1:10PM
12:24AM 7:29AM 2:03PM
1:25AM 8:24AM 2:59PM


Key West
Channel 5, ocean side
*High, less Oh 59m; Low, less Oh 40m
Flamingo
*High, 5h 35m; Low, 7h 28m
Sombrero Light
*High, less Ih 01m; Low, less Oh 38m
Big Pine Key, Spanish Harbor
* High, less Oh 44m; Low, less Oh 03m
Upper Sugarloaf, Tarpon Creek
*High, less Oh 29m; Low, Oh 17m
Key West, Hawk Channel
* High, less Oh 52m; Low, less Oh 30m


6:27PM
7:01PM
7:34PM
8:08PM
8:42PM
9:18PM
9:57PM
10:42PM
11:34PM






6:45PM
7:36PM
8:27PM
9:20PM
10:15PM
11:13PM


Low
6:56PM
7:47PM
9:00PM
10:38PM

1:50PM
2:26PM
2:56PM
3:23PM
3:49PM
4:15PM
4:40PM
5:04PM
5:29PM
5:53PM
6:20PM
6:52PM
7:43PM
9:22PM
11:12PM

1:29PM
2:04PM
2:38PM
3:13PM
3:50PM
4:27PM
4:07PM
4:49PM
5:38PM
6:39PM

Low
8:02PM
9:42PM
11:08PM

12:34PM
1:06PM
1:36PM
2:05PM
2:33PM
3:01PM
3:28PM
3:56PM
4:26PM
5:00PM
5:45PM
6:51PM
8:25PM
10:02PM
11:21PM

12:11PM
12:52PM
1:34PM
2:17PM
3:00PM
3:46PM
4:36PM
5:31PM
6:37PM
7:58PM


High




8:25PM
8:55PM
9:21PM
9:44PM
10:06PM
10:29PM
10:54PM
11:23PM
11:54PM






8:02PM
8:33PM
9:05PM
9:40PM
10:18PM
11:00PM
10:46PM
11:37PM



High



7:05PM
7:32PM
7:57PM
8:23PM
8:52PM
9:23PM
9:55PM
10:31PM
11:08PM
11:50PM





6:44PM
7:25PM
8:09PM
8:56PM
9:44PM
10:35PM
11:28PM


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October November 2007


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