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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Portion of title: Keynoter
Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: December 19, 2007
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2007 I CONTENTS 2007 KEYNOTER Pi -: p .. / 6 I /'
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Under fire
The chairman of the
board of Keys Federal
Credit Union is facing a
$49.355 lien on his Ke\
West home for allegedly
fraudulent) claiming it for
his homestead exemption
while he lived on Sugarloaf
Ke%. See story. Page 9.

Airport hotels
Monroe Counmy
Commissioner Mano Di
Gennaro's idea to look for a
de\ eloper to build a hotel at
Florida Ke s Marathon
Airport thai could double as
housing for emergency
workers has expanded to
Key West International
Airport. See store. Page 8.

Stretch update
The final piece of the
new. fixed span over Je\ fish
Creek should be in place
next month, with traffic tra-
versing the massive con-
crete structure b\ the sum-
mer. See story. Page 10.

Canes upend Fins
The Lady Canes of Coral
Shores are too much for the
basketball Dolphins of
Marathon High. See store ,
Page 21.

Lady Conchs roll
The Lad\ Conchs of Key
West get another \ victory and
improve their record to 7-2
after winning only three
games all last season. See
story. Page 21.


Business . 15
Cloisltieds ....... 29
C.rosswor, ..... ....14
Fisrin g ...... .. .26
Living .. .. . ..... ... .17
Otitiuaries ... .... 14
Opinion ... ....... 6
Sports/Outdoors .... .21




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Keys family



stung by



foreclosure


National mortgage
crunch brings it
home for locals
By KYLE TEAL
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There are no holiday\ lihhts
Illuminating a Flagler A'e-nue
home this season. Neighbors'
yards, however, demonstrate a
deafening contrast, blindingly
bright with yuletide cheer.
Outside the undecorated home
at 3041 Flagler sits a busted old
Ford Taurus in the lawn. Inside, a
family of eight Key Westers faces
eviction Jan. 2 while disabled
homeowner Martha Monticello,
58, struggles to find the money to
keep her family in Key West.
The Monticello home serves
as a fitting poster child for the


Key ,' and the nation's fore-
closure crisis.
"This puts faces to the resolu-
tions and surveys," Key West
Community Housing Committee
Chairman Omar Garcia said.
Among the family members
w ho may be displaced: two dis-
abled residents, a Kmart supervi-
sor, a Custom House museum
employee, a construction worker,
two students at Horace O'Bryant
Middle School and an honors stu-
dent at Key West High.
"We're going through the hell
right now," Monticello said, eyes
red and wet. "Nobody cares."
Monticello is bedridden from
two broken hips and constant ill-
nesses. While she lays surround-
ed in a sea of Christmas mail and
See FORECLOSE / 4


Keys offer


Flamingo input


Guides want
cottages as a
'bare minimum'
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A more environmentally friend-
ly plan for Flamingo still needs
places to stay and eat, Florida
Keys fishing guides told


Everglades National Park officials.
"A lot of people really enjoy
the experience of staying there,"
Key Largo guide George Clark Jr.
said. "After a long day of fishing
on Florida Bay, they don't want to
turn around and come back."
Flamingo, the southernmost
point of the mainland park, pro-
vides respite and shelter for many


See FLAMINGO / 2


Keynoter photo by KYLE TEAL
The eight residents of 3041 Flagler Ave. must come up with $8,300
to move into a new house, as their current one will be sold at 11
a.m. Jan. 2 at the Monroe County Courthouse in Key West.


Warmer temps


expected today

Keys cool down .. a,, .Mb.
and winds pick up "We had a strong cold front
come through on Sunday and it
early in the week drove south into the Caribbean.
It was the first strong one of the
By RYAN McCARTHY year," said Matt Strahan, mete-
rmccarthy@keynoter.com orolonist in charge at the


Keys residents were shaking
the dust off their winter apparel
this week as the first real cold
front of the season pushed tem-
peratures into the mid- to low
50s in some places.


National Weather Service in
Key West.
Temperatures reached as low
as 51 degrees at John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park in Key
See COLD / 5


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Keys News


PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


Early citywide sewers?


Keys briefs


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Forecast: Partly cloudy.
Chance of rain increasing
by weekend. Wind light.


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By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


Sewer issues will once. again
be front and center next month, as
Marathon City Councilman Mike
Cinque is set to propose a resolu-
tion by which the city would
commit to sewering all seven
areas of its proposed $82 million
citywide sewer system.
Cinque said he will propose
taking the $12 million in grant
funding already in place for area
four (Sombrero Beach Road/U.S.
1 corridor) and spreading it
throughout the city. The resolu-
tion is slated to appear on the
agenda at a Jan. 9 special City
Council meeting.
The city was counting on a
total of $34 million in grant.
money to fund the project, which
would have equaled a 40 percent
contribution from the state man-
dated by the city comprehensive
plan. Cinque is less than opti-
mistic the city will ever receive
the state funding.
"We're looking at a $22 mil-
lion shortfall, that's what we're
counting on for grant money. The
chances of getting that are slim to
none," he said, citing budget-
tightening going on at the state


level. "If we go on that assump-
tion, we'll never get it done."
Cinque's plan, assuming no
further grant money is received,
would mean an increase in
hookup fees of $856 to $6,186.
That figure is assuming the coun-
cil adheres to the percentage ratio
of 81 percent it set for a single-
family condo versus a single-
family home.
A single-family condo owner
in a 20-unit building would pay
$4,984, an increase of $688.
Cinque said he is proposing
half the $22 million shortfall be
funded by operations and mainte-
nance charged to residents. That
would increase the annual charge
from $720 to $900, but Cinque
said should additional grant
money come in, that figure could
simply be reduced.
Cinque said he feels not com-
mitting to sewering the entire city
would cause problems down the
line. The state has mandated cen-
tral sewers for the Keys by 2010.
"If the city's not done in time,
the businesses are going to go to
[go to advanced wastewater treat-
ment] on their own and then
we're going to have major law-


suits on our hands," he said. "The
city is saying we have to do this
or we're going to get thrown out
of our homes, then it's the city's
responsibility to do it for every-
one. Either we do it for all or for
none."
Councilwoman Marilyn
Tempest, in an effort to have res-
idents thinking ahead to the Jan. 9
meeting, penned a letter outlining
the city's possible courses of
action. Roughly 90 days remain
in the 180-day window the City
Council provided for Globetec to
move forward with area six con-
struction. Those 180 days were to
give the council time to see if
more grant funding would be be
coming.
Tempest wrote the city could
stop construction now, move for-
ward one area at a time, or com-
mit to the entire city. She said she
would not' advocate calling the
project off now as she has said
she would in the past should state
or federal funding not come
through.
SAs for Cinque's plan to com-
mit to sewering the entire city,
Tempest said she is a bit skeptical.
"I don't know we're able to
take- the burden ourselves, we
need some assistance," she said.


Comment period closes Jan. 25


FLAMINGO/ From 1

Keys guides who cross Florida
Bay to fish the flats in the area.
A lodge and restaurant at
Flamingo were destroyed by hur-
ricanes in 2005 and have not been
rebuilt. Some other heavily dam-
aged facilities docks, the mari-
na and a gas operation have
opened after rebuilding.
Maybe that's the way it should
stay, with nothing more than no-
electricity campsites, according
to one proposed alternative for-
warded by park planners.
That prospect alarmed the local
backcountry fishing industry.
"At the bare minimum,. they
need to have some type of cot-
tages and a restaurant," said
Clark, a lifetime bay fisherman
and a 15-year guide. "That's the
biggest issue for us because our
customers want a place to stay. It's
a long way to go for a day trip."
Park officials held a public-
comment session Thursday in
Key Largo. About two dozen


people attended.
Key Largo Guides Association
President Lane Goodwin presented
his group's position at the session.
"There was mixed input," said
Bob Showier, an Everglades
ranger and Florida Bay specialist.
"People were in favor of various
components from the different
alternatives."
"Bottom line, I would say
there was a general consensus to
get Flamingo back to some sem-
blance of what it once was,"
Shower said.
When park planners issue
their preferred plan for rebuilding
commercial operations at
Flamingo in the spring, some ver-
sion of Alternative C titled
Flamingo Redesigned could
be unveiled.
"The National Parks
Conservation Association is tak-
ing Alternative C and using it as a
starting point to formulate our
comments," said Rob Clift, the
nonprofit organization's senior
marine outreach coordinator. "I
really think the park did a fine job


in the first [planning] round."
The NPCA will recommend
reducing the area used for facili-
ties at Flamingo, creating a
smaller footprint in the national
park, Clift said.
New construction should be
"green" as in the most environ-
mentally.friendly possible, he said.
"Flamingo needs to have a
sense of place so that when you go
there you know you're .in
Flamingo 'and nowhere else," he
said. "The buildings should look
like they belong in South Florida."
Under discussion are such
options as water-based accom-
modations and "ecotents," semi-
permanent tents with wooden
bases that have solar-powered
lights and fans.
Written comments can be sub-
mitted until Jan. 25.
To offer public comment
online, go to http://parkplan
ning.nps.gov, then select
"Everglades NP" from the drop-
down box. Go to "Flamingo
CSP/EA" and "Open For Public
Comment."


Three post offices
expand holiday hours

The U.S. Postal Ser ice
has expanded hours at three
Keys post offices for this
Saturday to allo\ people to
get their last-minute'holiday
presents in the mail.
The main Key West office
at 400 %Whqehead St. and the
one at 2764 N. Roosevelt
Blvd. are open from 9:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The post office at
mile marker 91.2 in Tavemier
is open from 8 a.m. to noon.

.*


Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus,
both fecal-based bacte-
ria. There currently are no
beach with health advi-,
sories or warnings against
swimming.



Key West Bureau Chief
Alyson Crean with
Rev. Stephen Braddock,
director of the Florida Keys
Outreach Coalition, and
Dan Wilkins, president
of Legacy Films,
talking about the film
"Have You Seen Clem"
and Keys homelessness.
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4 Wednesday, December 19,2007


; News


Keys foreclosures on rise


Mortgage crisis hits too close


Appraiser says
to expect more
in coming year
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

With holiday-season budget
problems for many Keys resi-
dents, foreclosures and evic-
tions are on a sharp incline as
the country's mortgage crisis
steamrolls on.
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 17,238
foreclosure cases were filed in
Monroe County Circuit Court,
according to the court Web site.
The site also shows that
about 2,000 cases have been
filed year to date, along with
544 evictions.
That's a stark contrast from
the 1,305 foreclosure cases
found for all of 2006, though
-evictions were comparable
with 540. '
Looking back another year,
there were 617 foreclosures
filed with the court in 2005,
aling with 520 evictions.
President Bush revealed a


plan Dec. 7 to freeze interest
rates on subprime mortgages
for five years. But at the local
level, Assist Monroe County
Property Appraiser Karl
Borglum doesn't see the mar-
ket imptiving in the near
future.
"The predictions are that the
frequency of foreclosures will
pick up even more after the
holidays," Borglum said.
Deerfield- beach attorney
Brian Rosaler, who is repre-
senting plaintiff Novastar
Mortgage Inc. in a Key West
foreclosure, said he sees more
foreclosures in larger counties
such as Lee, Miami-Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach.
He also warned against
signing on with a mortgage
lending company without
doing research to find if it's
legitimate.
"There are a lot of illegiti-
mate companies taking advan-
Stage," he said.
On Aug. 17, Novastar
ceased business operations and
therefore stopped selling loans,
according to Forbes magazine.


FORECLOSE / From 1

medicines scattered across her
comforter, family walks in and
out of her room, kneeling at her
bedside, gripping her hand or
sharing a tired laugh.
A bicycle, movies, board
games and clothing all for sale
- pack the foyer of her home.
The rest of the 1,478-square-foot
house grows increasingly bare as
every trinket or painting brings
them one step away from living
on the street.
So far they've only raised
about $250.
In August 2006, Monticello
said, she and her former daugh-
ter-in-law, Shannon, began mak-
ing adjustable monthly mortgage
payments of $5,300.79 to now-
financially troubled Novastar
Mortgage Inc.
Prior to that, the family went
through numerous lenders,
including Lending Tree, an
exhausting and infuriating expe-
rience, she said.
Shannon Monticello is also
disabled. She slipped while wait-
ing tables at Duval Street's Hard
Rock Cafe.


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Martha broke her hips when
she was waiting tables at the
Schooner Wharf Bar in 1988.
Subsequently, she fell again and
broke her back, toughing through
five hemiated discs and dyspepsia.
Those co-pays and doctors'
bills didn't help much when her
interest payments spiked three
years ago.
Her only source of income is a
$1,150 monthly check from Social
Security and whatever her sons
and boyfriend bring in from work.
They've searched for relief
from Catholic Charities, welfare
offices, everywhere they could
think of.
Monticello worked three jobs
at the same time to raise three
children on her own after her hus-
band died, teaching middle-
schoolers at St. Mary Star of the
Sea for four years among them.
In the foreclosure complaint


filed in March, Novastar, a
Virginia corporation, says
Monticello owes $593,429.29 on
the home's principal note, plus
interest and mortgage payments
stemming from Nov. 1, 2006.
The family stays strong through
prayer and encouragement.
Monticello has found a possi-
ble house to move to on Paula
Avenue, but like most homes for
rent in the Keys, it requires an
initial payment of first and last
months' rent, along with a securi-
ty deposit, totaling $8,300.
Monticello said her home was
$210,000 when she purchased it
in 1993. According to the county
Property Appraiser's Office Web
site, the assessed taxable value of
the property is $518,396. The
home was built in 1953 with four
bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Anyone interested in donating
to the family can call 747-0080.


briefs


Help name Marathon's


accepted until Jan. 15.


newest neighborhood Service is Thursday
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The city of Marathon, which
has entered into an agreement
with developer Ed Swift's Old
Town Key West Development to
build 40 affordable units under a
99-year lease on 2.73 acres par-
cel on 104th Street, is looking for
help.
Swift had to assign a name to
the project, and that name is Palm
Village. But "several people
have told me that they would like
to give it another name,"
Councilwoman Marilyn Tempest
said. She said some of the sug-
gestions she's heard are Park
Place and Seaside.
Have any suggestions? Send
them to City Clerk Diane Clavier
at clavierd@ci.marathon.fl.us
and put "104th Street" on the
subject line. Suggestions will be


ror IIIwn depUTy

A memori-
Sal service for
M o n r o e
Monroe
County
SSheriff's
Office Deputy
Robin Tanner,
who died last
B Thursday
TANNER mornig in an
auto crash
responding to a medical emer-
gency, is planned for 10 a.m. this
Thursday at the agency's hangar
at Florida Keys Marathon
Airport.
Tanner was 47. She left
behind a son, two brothers and a
stepmother.


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Wednesday, December 19,2007 5


81 new units up for approval


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

A series of presentations today
could pave the way for 81 new
affordable- housing units in the
Keys if the Monroe County
Commission gives the nod.
The commission's meeting
begins at 9 a.m. at the Marathon
Government Center. At 10:30,
developers of four separate proj-
ects will make their cases as to
why their companies are best suit-
ed to build workforce housing.
"We're hoping the [County
Commission] makes a decision"
today, said the county's afford-
able housing director, Lisa
Tennyson. "That would keep
these projects on track."
Last year, the County
Commission awarded blanket
.approval to the Carlisle Group for
the four projects under considera-
tion today. They include parcels
in Key. Largo, Tavemier, Cudjoe
Key and Big Coppitt.
In November 2006, however,
Carlisle withdrew its proposals
after a kerfuffle over height
restrictions.
The company's president,
Lloyd Boggio, said to make the
projects economically feasible,
an extra 2 feet above the county's
35-foot limit would allow more
units in the same footprints.
The county went out again for
proposals, Tennyson said, and
today's presentations are the result.


At the Key Largo location, the
Wisconsin-based Gorman and
Co: Inc. is competing with
Habitat for Humanity of the
Upper Keys to build 14 units at
mile marker 98 oceanside.
In a staff evaluation, Gorman
rated substantially higher, and
Tennyson said staff recommends
accepting that proposal.
According to the evaluation
sheets, Gorman proposes finish-
ing up the units for mixed-
income rentals in summer 2009.
Habitat is proposing units for
low-income home ownership to
be completed in December 2009.
"There is a. preference for
rentals," Tennyson said. "It has
been something that's been part of
this process ever since the lots
were deeded by the county when
[then-County Commissioner]
Murray Nelson worked on this.
That's something we've inherited."
Gorman foresees the project
costing $4.1 million while
Habitat expects a total cost of
$2.3 million.
Out of a total 100 possible
points, Gorman rated 91,8 while
Habitat rated 67.4. Tennyson said
the evaluations are based solely
on the information provided in
the responses to the requests for
proposal.
Gorman's proposal for the
project in Tavemier rated higher
than the only competitor,


Biscayne Housing Group.
Gorman proposes 36 mixed-
income rentals at a cost of $9.7
million. Biscayne proposes 39
low-income rentals for a cost of
$10 million.
Habitat for Humanity of the
Lower Keys was the only bidder


on the two Lower Keys projects. It
proposes home ownership for 18
units on Cudjoe Key and another
10 to 12 units on Big Coppitt.
Tennyson said it's vital the
commission make a decision
because Gorman hopes to use tax
credits to fund the projects. That


means they have to apply by
March.
"We feel like we lost ground
in that year with Carlisle," she
said. "This will make a difference
to 81 families. That's 81 potential
teachers, deputies, nurses that
don't have to leave."


Expect a little warmth today


COLD / From 7

Largo Monday morning, Strahan
said. Tavemier reached 54, Duck
Key 56, Marathon 60 and Key
West 62.
Strahan said it might have felt
colder than normal because
November and December have
been warmer than average months
this year. The normal low in Key
West Dec. 17 is 67, he said.
Before Monday brought the
average down to 2.9, Key West
temperatures this December have
been on average 3.5 degrees
above normal levels. November
temperatures were 1.8 degrees
above normal.
"The Atlantic high has been


stuck in place and we haven't had
any fronts come through.
Normally you get one around
Thanksgiving," Strahan said.
That front typically signals the
end of hurricane season, he said.
The record low in Key West
was 51 degrees, set in 1956.
Tavemier reached 48 degrees in
1968.
Strahan said with water tem-
peratures as warm as they are in
the Keys, it's hard for a cold front
to hold. He said temperatures
today should reach 78 degrees
with a low around 70.
Strahan also said while it has
been windy of late in the Keys, it
is to be expected this time of year.
The Weather Service has been
issuing small-craft advisories


"more often than not," he said.
The advisories are .issued if
winds reach 20 knots or higher.
Strahan said a new wave-
measuring buoy has been placed
offshore of Key West, the first of
its kind in Florida south of Lake
Okeechobee.
There will be a link on the
Weather Service Web site,
www.weather.gov/keywest,
where Strahan said fishermen
will be able to check the seas
before they head out.
"It's a big deal for fishermen
to get a dependable report for
what's going on," he said, noting
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Turn out the lights

on airport hotel rooms

Call us a bit thick headed, but we can't understand why coun-
ty commissioners are once again looking at proposals to build
hotels at airports in Key West and Marathon.
It's on the agenda for today's County Commission meeting,
being held at the Marathon Government Center.
A quick stop by Florida Keys Marathon Airport will remind
county officials that we don't even have regularly scheduled
passenger service there anymore after Delta pulled the plug only
seven months into their contract.
And looking at the number of vacant hotel rooms in the Keys
and the hard time that small operators are having in this up and
down economy, why would government want to compete so
brazenly with the private sector?
Well, if you recall, last year then-County Administrator Tom
Willi proposed the idea of a hotel at the Marathon airport ia con-
nection with building a county emergency operations center.
The idea was to grab for some state funding earmarked to
replace aging and deficient emergency operations centers in
Florida's most threatened coastal counties.
We remember hearing talk that a private hotel developer
would foot the big costs. Instead of building space for emer-
gency responders to sleep, eat and shower in the new EOC, Willi
said last summer, the adjoining hotel would serve that purpose.
If that's the justification, how would that explain taking pro-
posals to build a hotel at Key West International Airport since
the EOC for Key West is no where near the airport?
With that argument tissue thin, the latest justification for
developing a hotel on public airport property appears to rest on
finding new ways for the county to "raise money."
What?
The government's taxing powers already put a strain on pri-
vate businesses, especially since commercial property is not pro-
tected by the Save Our Homes property assessment caps.
Now the county wants to compete against hotel operators to
make more money?
For what? To sink more ships offshore as artificial reefs? To
pay for more boondoggles like the grossly overbudget Key West
International Airport terminal? Or the even ,more bloated
Jackson Square Courthouse project?.
When it comes to eyeing new ways of finding revenue, we'd
like to suggest more diligence on the other side of the ledger:
Cutting expenses.
Here's an idea: Relocate the EOC to that palatial Mosquito
......... .,CQKK. Districtlbuildimu g 1o, the,l ,r9th ,endt. of tb~e.MarAtn..ar.
port.
That's a joint-use idea that could save money for all Monroe
County taxpayers. -


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Former candidate needs to own up


EDITOR:
tJnsuccessful state House candidate Spencer
Slate of Key Largo still can't accept that he was
wrong for what he did [he admitted violating
campaign finance law]. Over and over, Mr. Slate
made misstatements while he broke the law
wearing shorts, T-shirts and jeans [he said he
needed to spend campaign money on dry clean-
ing fine clothes]. I personally saw him only
once in a pressed shirt trying to impress. Most
saw through it and all supported a good candi-
date with the vision needed for this county.
As the story goes, someone looked a little
deeper into the candidate dressed in emperor's
clothing and found that Slate himself was the
one committing illegal and dishonest acts in vio-
lation of Florida statute 106.12 (3) and more.
Mr. Slate's mistake was, and is, to this day
not admitting he was wrong and not understand-
ing that one can delegate authority but never
.delegate responsibility. It was Mr. Slate's
responsibility to know the rules. His statement
that "we did nothing illegal or dishonest. I set-
tled. because we did not want to hurt Bill
[Andersen's] reputation" is an attempt to blame
Bill Andersen and shirk responsibility for his
own actions.
Those actions were illegal (hence the fines
totaling $8,000) and dishonest only because he


still won't admit he was wrong, and now he
plays the blame game. That is called flim-flam.
If one doesn't know who to trust, one may
trust no one and therefore not participate in the
politicalprocess. Actions such as Mr. Slate's
harden the hearts of those searching for a better
answer to the corrupt nature of politics. This
example needed to be brought forward for the
betterment of the Florida Keys; population.
If our politicians know their constituents are
watching with a keen eye, they may avoid the
occasion of impropriety, or more importantly,
even the appearance of impropriety so in the
future, our children can vote assured that their
candidate was honest at the start and then pray
they'll stay that way.
What this community-minded constituent
finds ridiculous is that Mr. Slate feels that "it's
not normal to incur dry-cleaning expenses" on a
weekly basis in the Keys. Tell that to every
hotel executive, Realtor, lawyer and countless
other hard -working individuals who can't just
throw on a wrinkled T-shirt, shorts or pair of
jeans.
The moral of this story is don't pay yourself
for running for public office because when
caught, you will pay dearly.
Kurt Rockenbach
Key Largo


U.S. is falling apart in every way


EDITOR:
I used to experience a sense of pride being an
American; I served in the U.S. Army for many
years. But now I feel only a sense of frustration
and anger.
We have a government that is absolutely
opposed to stopping an invasion by illegal aliens
into this country. We have citizens in the country
who are offering aid and shelter to illegal aliens;
offering sanctuary, which is called aiding abet-
ting; and giving medical treatment and other ben-
efits to these illegal aliens.
We are having outbreaks of contaminated, food
because of declining heath standards among the
corporations and employers of these aliens. We
have a Wave of corporate greed permeating the
economy, which seems to care only about the
bottom line, cost vs. profit.
We are creating a nation of weak spineless cit-
izens who know what is happening and do noth-
iqn at outi: .- .
Greed has sent our jobs out of the country.
Restrictive regulations and costs are crippling our
production, allowing foreign producers to out-
produce and out-sell our domestic industry. We
continue to prostitute ourselves to energy costs.
which sends ourmoney abroad. We warn cheap
energy yet continue to use production that is cost-
ly and dangerous to our health.
We are turning out legions of overweight.
pierced and tattooed kids who aren't being taught
anything other than complacency. We sir in front
of our liquid crystal TV sets and get turned on b\
the antics of some bimbo that gains fame b. dis-
playing flesh and ignorance. We sink boats
instead of caring for the taxpayers.
Here in the Keys, we want to pay our \l.ork


force 10 bucks an hour and charge them $2,000 a
month for a place to live. We have people buying
houses on a beer budget expecting to live on a
champagne appetite, then crying for help to pay
the piper. We support corrupt officials in the hope
that we will get a little slice of the pie when they
get control of the public service kitchen.
We are in debt up to our blindfolds and yet we
want more.
Well, times are changing, people. You are
going to have to get up off your overweight hips
and get involved or we are going to lose this
country. It may scare you to say no or have
someone call you names, but you will get over it.
Gene Thieman .
Summerland Key


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Wednesday, December 19,2007 7


Sharpei gets a sharp gift


EDITOR:
Stand Up for Animals would like to
thank the staff of the Marathon
Veterinary Hospital, especially Dr.
Doug Mader and Daena Crossman, for
making a Christmas miracle happen
for one of our shelter dogs.
When Lola, a young sharpei, was
surrendered to us last month, she was
living in a dark and silent world. The
overgrowth of skin that makes this
breed unique had rendered Lola blind,
hearing impaired and in extreme dis-
comfort.
To most dogs, being left at a
strange new place is confusing
enough. Lola, bumping into walls and
jumping at the touch of strange hands,
must have found the animal shelter
terrifying.
Luckily for this brave little animal,
two Christmas angels stepped in. Dr.
Doug offered to perform surgery to
help Lola hear and see. Daena took on
the role of foster mom, nursing Lola
through her recovery and helping her
.adjust to a new world of vision and
hearing and a life free of pain and
filled with kindness.
Thanks to Dr. Doug and Daena,
Lola can now hear the rustle of the
wind through the trees, see the shim-
mer of lights on a Christmas tree and
listen for the voices of people she
loves. She is still at the Marathon
shelter waiting for a forever home, but
now her days of fear and confusion
have been replaced with days filled
with hope and love.
Please stop by the shelter and say
hi to Lola but don't tell her there's no
Santa Claus. She'll tell you that he's
alive and well and he gave her the best


Lola's got a whole new outlook on life
- literally following her Successful
surgery.

gift of all, two Christmas angels that
taught her how to love.
Linda Gottwald, director
Stand Up for Animals
Marathon


Parade dancer livened things up


EDITOR:
The Boot Key Harbor Lighted Boat
Parade was great, even the display
with the young woman in question on
the front cover of the Dec. 12
Keynoter.
I thought it was great, as did a
county Sheriff's Office deputy who
was in his boat watching the parade go
by as it passed by Burdines on the
water. We were there with many
friends who cheered her on [as she did
a risque dance].
This is the Florida Keys paradise
and a fun and healthy place to live.
The people who were offend by this,
oh well, it happens and this is where it
happens. If they don't like it, they can
go back to New York or wherever they
came from in their plastic worlds.
And as far as the gentleman who
wants to press formal charges, I will
be a witness for the defense because a
group of us observed the water sheriff
also enjoying it and if he is the officer


of the law and didn't feel anything
was wrong, what's the problem here?
Jim Mahon
Marathon


'Willy Wonka'
decorates tree
EDITOR:
The Marathon library has a treat for
all to see. Mary Ann Worthington and
Ann McLaughlin decorated a real
Christmas tree with the theme "Willy
Wonka." The candy decorations look
so authentic, you would think they are
real. Many of us did.
Many thanks to the ladies for a
great job. It has provided the library
with cheer and the lovely smell of a
Christmas tree. Happy holidays and
best wishes for the new year.
Gloria Goodman, manager
Marathon library,


Put the brakes on

proposed gas. hike


As non-starters go, Monroe
County Attorney Suzanne Hutton's
Proposal for the County
Commission to raise the price at the
pump for Monroe motorists 6 cents
a gallon seems as dead as the
engine in my old Fiero.
Hutton, along with county Public
Works Director Dent Pierce, says
the local gas tax needs to increase to
finance future road improvement
projects such as paving. Sounds rea-
sonable. We age the roads with our
cars, so pay for the roads' repairs
with our cars.
But in a year when the
state Legislature demand-
ed property tax relief
from local governments
and apparently bum-
bled its own tax cutting
big time this proposal .
looks doomed from the .
start line. Because there
is no bigger constituency
no matter where you go
in the U.S. than the
motoring public.
We all feel it every day, Larry
each time we gas up. It's Keynot
the one cost virtually
everyone cannot get
away from and in this string of
islands, where travel just to get to
work can mean a 50-mile commute,
it's painful.
According to the Florida
Department of Revenue, for 2008,
Monroe County imposes a tax of
12.4 cents a gallon. The state
imposes another 15.6 cents for a
total of 28 cents a gallon above the
actual cost of the fuel. Then add on
another 18.4 cents in a federal gas
tax.
In the scheme of things, we rank
lower than others. The local gas tax
for Martin, Lee, Manatee and some
other counties is 18.4 cents. Still....
At least the gas levy remains sta-
ble each time the gas dealers change
the price per gallon on their comer
signs, which seems to be each time
the clock strikes 12.
"It's taxed wholesale, not at the
rack," Department of Revenue
spokeswoman Renee Watters says.
Some might say raising the local-
option gas tax the tax is split
among the county and municipali-


ties is similar to when County
Commissioner George Neugent pro-
posed local governments pursue a
new 1-cent sales tax dedicated to
sewer projects throughout the Keys.
That idea was quickly flushed by
state Rep. Ron Saunders.
Neugent's thinking was that
tourists would pay the lion's share
of our sewer costs. Following that
logic, a higher gas tax would raise
more money from visitors than resi-
dents simply because there are more
of them than us.
But as we all know, an annual
University of Florida
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research
report, the Florida Price
Level Index, ranks the
Keys as having the high-
est cost of living among
all of Florida's 67 coun-
ties pretty much every
year. The bureau meas-
ures such things as the
cost of food, health care,
rent and fuel.
Kahn Taking all of the data
er Editor into account, it deter-
mines the cost of living
comparing each county.
And unfortunately, like the annual
list of boating crashes county by
county, Monroe is always among
the leaders if not the leader.
Adding another 6 cents to the tax
on a gallon of gasoline? You've just
added that to the cost of living -
not to mention to the cost of work-
ing for folks such as taxi drivers,
boat captains and deliverymen.
This county is in a budget quag-
mire, no doubt about it. We need to
figure a way to get out of it. Cutting
services is one way --a painful
way that's already being felt at the
libraries.
Cutting unneeded fat is a better
way. Raising taxes on those who
can't afford to spend any more to
get to work and to the store and
their kids' schools is not.
The County Commission takes up
that 6-cent proposal today at its
meeting at the Marathon
Government Center. It should put
the brakes on the plan post haste.


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Now Key West
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possible hotels
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Talk about getting a new
emergency operations center in
Marathon by linking it to a hotel
has morphed into a draft proposal
that has some county officials
worried.
The Monroe County Com-
mission said in June it would
entertain the idea of encouraging
a developer to build a hotel and
EOC at Florida Keys Marathon
Airport. A proposed request for
proposals on today's commission
agenda seeks a builder of that
hotel and one at Key West
International Airport, as well.
"I have no recollection of a
discussion of Key West," county
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year ago, the same. group
approached us with a very crude
sketch putting one in our rental-
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since the car rentals in Key West
account for $1.2 million in airport
revenue each year 25 percent
of his annual-operating budget.
County Engineer David
Koppel is presenting an early
draft of a proposal that would
create hotels at both county air-
ports, but said there's a lot left to
do.
"We haven't even run it
through the attorneys yet," he
told the Keynoter Tuesday. "And
there are growth-management
issues we still have to work out.
There may even be some things
we discover that could prohibit it
from happening."
One of those things will likely
be a freeze on new hotel and
motel rooms throughout the
county. That moratorium was
enacted in 1994 and a year ago,
the Planning Commission
extended it until December 2008.
County Commissioner Mario
Di Gennaro brought up the idea
months ago, suggesting that a
developer might be enticed to
build a new EOC along with a
hotel at the Marathon airport.
Ideally, the hotel would provide
rooms adjacent to the EOC where
emergency officials could stay in
case of a hurricane.


Former County Administrator
Tom Willi wanted a new EOC,
and Koppel said the proposal
including Key West was provided
by Willi. The commission fired
Willi Dec. 5, though he is still
available for consultation through
early January.
He said the existing EOC at
the Marathon Government
Center does not provide neces-
sary space in an emergency for
sleeping, eating and washing.
Willi's first two years on the job
were some of the most active hur-
ricane years in recent memory,
and he said he discovered first
hand the inadequacies of the
existing facility.
Commissioner George Neugent
said he's not opposed to finding
private developers to create a new
EOC in Marathon, but added he's
surprised by the concept of an air-
port hotel with no adjacent
EOC in Key West.
"I don't have a philosophical
problem with hotels being on air-
ports," he said. "But in light of
building restrictions like no new'
transient units in the county, I just
wonder where this will come
from."
The commission meets today
beginning at 9 a.m. at the
Marathon Government Center.


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SWednesday, December 19, 2007 9


Credit-union chief faces $49K lien


His homestead
claim reportedly
is fraudulent
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

A Monroe County Property
Appraiser's Office investigation
into the chairman of the Keys
Federal Credit Union board for
possible tax fraud has resulted in
a $49,355 lien on his Key West
home.
Paul Mitchell was investigated
for violating terms of the state's
homestead exemption on his
Eaton Street house. Now the
Property Appraiser's Office and
Tax Collector's Office say he
must pay that lien, which is back
taxes plus a penalty.
The homestead exemption
reduces the property-tax assess-
ment by $25,000 for a home the
owner claims is his or her pri-
mary residence. Under the Save
Our Homes state constitutional
amendment, homesteaded prop-
erty also has its annual assess-
ment capped at no more than 3
percent.


According to property
records, Mitchell owns two Keys
homes, one at 17233 La Brisa
Lane on Sugarloaf Key and the
other a 3,207-square-foot home at
412-414 Eaton St.
Mitchell, 52, was claiming the
homestead exemption on the
Eaton Street house, built in 1928.
Sales records show he purchased
it in 1999.
According to the Tax
Collector's Office Web site, he
owes taxes stemming from 1999
on more than $10,000 in prop-
erty taxes from just one year
alone.
An investigation on Mitchell's
property began March 16, after
an anonymous tipster called the
Property Appraiser's Office fraud
line.
Investigators said that upon
inspecting the Eaton Street par-
cel, they discovered the house is
"locked down" and boarded up
with "no trespassing" sigrs.
When investigator Jim Young
approached Mitchell at the
Sugarloaf property in March,
Mitchell reportedly told Young he
lived at both his houses and had


clothes at both locations.
SYoung -requested reports on
what Mitchell was paying for
.utilities. Those records revealed
scattered and, at times, negligible
use of home appliances from
2001 to the present, according to
investigators.
Mitchell was then denied his
continued homestead exemption
on July 27. Subsequently, the lien
demanding almost $50,000 was
filed and will be heard by a
Circuit Court judge.
In Young's investigative
report, he wrote that Mitchell told
him "about properties he owns in
the Keys and around the state of
Florida, but he does not have
homestead exemption anywhere
else."
Young said he told Mitchell
the exemption is allowed only on
a primary residence, and Mitchell
responded by saying it was his
mother's property and belonged
to the family since the 1920s, the
report says.
Voter records show that
Mitchell voted absentee in Key
West's most recent general elec-
tion Oct. 2-- something only Key
West residents are permitted to do.
What state statute doesn't state,


Monroe County Supervisor of
Elections Harry Sawyer said, is
the clear definition of "legal resi-
dence" a catalyst for arguments
among offices that explore allega-
tions of voter fraud, Sawyer said.
In this case, he said, that defi-
nition is up to the Circuit Court.
The Supervisor of Elections


office won't take any action until
that decision is.made, he said.
"It's up to the State Attorney's
Office to see if they have enough
to tack [on] that charge," Sawyer
said. "It's-a legal process and we
need to let it work its course."
SMitchell was not available for
comment Tuesday.


:ys briefs


Delta starts flying
to North Carolina

Monroe County Airports
Director Peter Horton has good
news for travelers to announce at
today's County Commission
meeting.
"Starting on Feb. 16, USAir
will be flying nonstop service to
Charlotte, N.C.," Horton told the
Keynoter Tuesday. The flights


will originate at Key West
International Airport.
The airline will experiment to
.see whether there is sufficient
demand, Horton said, so in the
beginning the direct flights will
run only on Saturdays.
"They'll be flying the 70-pas-
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SPRINGING INTO
NURSING: Florida Keys
Community College
Nursing Program
Director Michael Tomak
shows new students,
admitted to the
college's first spring
nursing program,-
around the skills lab at
the main campus on
Stock Island. There are
12 prospective nurses
enrolled; classes start in
February. Previously, the
college admitted
nursing students only
for the fall term.


Bridge building


nearly done


Summer likely


for opening
new Stretch
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


of
span


The new Jewfish Creek
Bridge "will be across the chan-
nel" by late January, a project
spokeswoman says.
Vehicle traffic should be driv-
ing over the span "almost certain-
ly by early summer," said Patti
Jones, information officer for pri-
mary contractor Granite
Construction.
"You can see things changing
daily," Jones said. "We're much
closer than most people realize.
"We're only a few months
away from having the complete
roadway [from Key Largo to the
C-111 canal] with the median
barrier and everything else."
In the coming weeks, barge-
mounted cranes will lift the final
sections of concrete substructure
into place atop the finished pil-
ings and cross beams, 65 feet
above the water at Jewfish Creek.
Crews then still have to pre-
pare and pour the road decking,
which will take several months.
When traffic is moved onto
the bridge in late spring or early
summer, both northbound and
southbound traffic will use the
east side of the span.
Contractors then will com-
plete work on southbound access
ramps to reach Gilbert's Resort
and other Jewfish Creek busi-
nesses.
Removal of the existing draw-
bridge is designed to relieve
weekend traffic jams caused by
periodic bridge openings and
eliminate one possible obstacle to
hurricane evacuation. The draw-
bridge also is more than a half-
century old, and some parts of the
mechanism likely could not be
replaced should they break.
The state Department of
Transportation now expects to
award the contract for the final
section of the 18-Mile Stretch
reconstruction from the C-111
Canal to the Florida City traffic
light at Palm Drive early in
2008, Jones said, adding, "That's
a little ahead of schedule."


The next major lane-shift
process comes in mid-January
north of Jewfish Creek, when
traffic will be routed onto new
pavement east of the existing
road.
Crews plan to scale back oper-
ations during the Christmas-New
Year's holiday week, annually
one of 'the busiest for Florida
Keys.tourism, to ensure smooth
traffic flow, Jones said.
Some work may continue, but
many crew members will stand
down for four-day weekends
around both Christmas and New
Year's.


There may
be overnight
lane closures
on some
weeknights in
the coming
weeks.


There may be overnight lane
closures on some weeknights in
the coming weeks, Jones said.
Engineers are keeping an eye
on a.temporary section of road-
way laid near the bridge con-
struction site, where portions of
the pavement have become rough
and rutted during two and a half
years of heavy use, Jones said.
"Obviously they'll do emer-
gency repairs if needed," she
said, "but it only has to last a few
more months and then it's com-
ing out."
A typical section of the new
two-lane 18-Mile Stretch will
feature two 12-foot lanes separat-
ed by a 14-foot paved median
and a concrete barrier. A 10-foot
shoulder will be paved along the
northbound lanes to serve as an
extra lane in an emergency evac-
uation. The southbound shoulder
will be 8 feet wide.
Two four-lane passing sec-
tions will be built in the general
location of the two existing pass-
ing zones in Miami-Dade
County.


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Sad count for 2007: 32 dead


Friday events
honor lives of
the lost homeless
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

The past year, 32 people have
died homeless in the Keys.
On Friday, National Homeless
Person's Memorial Day, a series
of memorial celebrations county-
wide will honor those people left
behind by society in one of the
wealthiest counties in the state.
At 10 a.m., 14 faith-based
groups in the Upper Keys will
gather at the First Baptist Church
in Islamorada, mile marker 81.2.
At noon, a memorial begins at
the HigherLove Mission
Outreach behind the Furniture
Now store in Old Town
Marathon. The events culminate
at 3 p.m. at Poinciana Plaza,
1623 Spalding St., Key West,
with a tree planting to honor
-those who died.
Most of the deaths occurred in
Key West, according to Rev.
Stephen Braddock, executive
director of the Florida Keys


Outreach Coalition and president
of the Southernmost Homeless
Assistance League.
Two people died in the Upper
Keys, four in the Middle Keys
and 26 in Key West.
Though the number of home-
less people living in the Keys has
leveled off and may even .be
lower than highs reached early in
the decade, Braddock said there
are some disturbing trends,
including more families and
women with small children liv-
ing on the streets.
Diana Flenard is executive
director of the Monroe
Association of Retarded Citizens
and a board member of SHAL.
Her organization is donating the
tree that will be planted Friday to
honor the dead.
"As things get more expen-
sive in 'this town," she said,
"more and more people are
forced to live on the fringe of
society. The poster child for
homelessness is the guy who
lives under the Cow Key
Channel Bridge. But that's not
who's out there, There are
women, there are developmental-


ly disabled people, there are vet-
erans and there are families."
It's likely some of the 32
deaths this year could have been
avoided, she said.
"People get caught in the mid-
dle trying to make ends meet and
they end up living on the streets
or in their cars. They can't afford
proper medical care."
According to the National
Health Care for the Homeless
Council, the average age of death
for people living on the streets is
50 in a society where the average
life span is 78 years. Flu, cancer,
diabetes and high blood pressure
can be treated and survived, but
on the street they're more likely
to be fatal.
Bed rest, a good diet and even
staying clean and warm help peo-
ple outlive their illnesses. These
are luxuries for the homeless.
Last year, a tree was planted
in Bahama Village to memorial-
ize the dead homeless. Prior to
that, trees went in at Poinciana
Plaza and at Catholic Charities
on Flagler Avenue. Flenard and
Braddock agree they'd like to see
a time when this sad forest stops
growing.


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Commission to rule on fees


$3 cost would
go exclusively
to Teen Court
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Teen Court can be looked at
as kids helping kids. But today,
five grownups have the opportu-
nity to help kids.
The Monroe County
Commission is being asked to
reshuffle court costs to help pay
for the acclaimed program that
helps kids in trouble with the
law get back on track without
tarnishing their permanent
records.
The County Commission
convenes today at 9 a.m. at the
Marathon Government Center.
At 3 p.m., it will look at two fees
that would directly affect juve-
nile programs.
Teen Court allows first-time
misdemeanor offenders an
opportunity to pay for their
crimes without incurring a crim-
inal record. Kids plead guilty
and face a jury of their peers for


punishment that ranges from
community service to Teen
Court jury duty.
Young volunteers make up
most of the court, and volunteer
attorneys serve the role of judge.
If the commission agrees,
today's proposals would impose
a $3 fee on most court cases to
be used exclusively on Teen
Court. A second proposal would
redistribute a $17 fee collected
on some court cases to be used
for an intensive juvenile pro-
gram that Sheriff Rick Roth says
is the next step after Teen Court.
"Teen Court is the very first
contact that most kids have with
the system," he said. "It's our
first attempt to divert them out
of a record. The intensive pro-
gram is the next step. It's like an
intensive probation but there's
no conviction."
The county first imposed a $3
surcharge on court costs in 2000,
taking over the Teen Court pro-
gram that had been run by the
State Attorney's Office.
In 2003, the state Legislature
nearly killed the program by


voiding the county ordinance
establishing the $3 fee.
In 2004, the County
Commission passed an ordi-
nance that allowed a $65 assess-
ment on some court costs to fund
not only Teen Court but legal-aid
and materials for the county's
law libraries. The law earmarked
25 percent of that assessment to
be used for Teen Court.
In the meantime, Sheriff's
Office Inspector Janine Gedmin
said the county has been paying
some $50,000 annually to keep
the program afloat. She says that
even though the 25 percent sur-
charge realizes $17 each time it's
imposed, the $3 fee will raise
more money for Teen Court.
"The $3 offender pool is
much larger," she said, adding
that everything from serious
infractions to traffic citations
will generate the $3 fee.
Teen Court cannot be funded
by both fees; that's why the
commission is being asked to
divert the "25 percent" fees to a
juvenile intensive program and
approve the $3 fees solely for
Teen Court.


Rental transfers go to board


graphics, Inc. (SRI) By KYLE TEAL 1: ments range from 2,115 square
kteal@keynoter.com feet to 550 square feet
forming a proposal, voicing his concerns Also on the board's
A battle over transient to city officials. Thursday agenda:
I-HO U E rental licenses that could move "I asked the board to deny Discussion of a proposal
-H dw to Old Town Key West prbper- the application because it to convert a closed-down
RO Y f\ ties will be up for discussion at would cause the loss of perma- building at 512 Eaton St. to a
/O Y of the Key West Planning Board nent housing stock," Milone restaurant and theater. The Old
at 6 p.m. Thursday in Old City wrote in an e-mail to officials. Town property used to be a
M ETS Hall. He also states city law does church as well as a theater.
SI Developer Pritam Singh not allow the transfer of such More scooters could be
proposes transferring 14 tran- licenses away from a location buzzing across the island if the-
a on behalf of FKEC. sient licenses left over from unless they're not allowed board gives the green light for
his Parrot Key property on there. a conditional use permit at 916
North Roosevelt Boulevard, Other residents, including Duval St. that would make
T48 .......sL'rt.ht............ e1ic5aTr Us "fT t e rg-arrd hav- way--1- ao-nfthb-r-ineetic'a:
The licenses would move stood behind Milone in his business with 23 cars and 10
vhite truck with from the commercial district to efforts to block the transfer. rental bicycles.
in your area soon units owned by local business- However, Planning Board Another resolution requests
man Ed Swift at 201 to 203 Chairman Richard Klitenick the same application to expand
)n of every FKEC Simonton St., along with a unit told the Keynoter a develop- a business at 1020 Duval St.
at 427 Catherine St. and one at ment agreement passed by the that would increase bicycle
:tric meter. They 600 Duval St. previous City Commission rentals from 16 to 50 and elec-
ge, bright yellow About 18 months ago,, the would allow such a move. tric-car rentals from 14 to 50.
e, brig yelw 157-unit Hampton Inn was "The Planning Board does- It would also add .50 rental
house to record demolished to make way for n't have any authority to go scooters.
the 74-unit Parrot Key town- back and interpret any ordi- "I'm amazed with how
houses being constructed. That nance and revisit a City many they can get on their
S left Singh with 83 leftover Commission resolution that lots," Assistant City Manager
transient licenses. incorporates a development John Jones said. "But there is
vice 852-2431.or 743-5344 Local activist Tom Milone .agreement,",Jlitenick said. nothing. we can do about it. It's
has vigorously opposed the The Sim-rnni>n sireet apart- legal."


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Experts: State relies on FCAT too much


Report says
measure over
a long period
Associated Press


Florida relies too much on a
standardized test in judging
the performance of public
schools, students and teachers,
testing experts said in a report.
The University of
Nebraska's Buros Center for
Testing recommends that the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test be combined
with other measures in the
report, which was summarized
for the State Board of
Education at its meeting last
week.
"While we believe that the
FCAT should be employed as
a critical 'dashboard' indicator
it should not be the only one
used to evaluate schools in
Florida," the Buros team
wrote.
Instead, the report recom-
mends using average test
scores as well as FCAT profi-
ciency rates, which show the
percentages of students at,
above and below grade level
in a certain subject. The aver-
ages "reflect the performance


of all students to a greater
extent," Buros officials wrote.
Buros also recommended
that average proficiency rates
over the most recent three
years be used to make
accountability judgments such
as rewarding or sanctioning
schools and deciding which
teachers should get merit pay.
Florida now compares per-
formance over only a two-year
span.
The assessment team wrote
that random factors and diffi-
culty in equating one year's
test with the next makes it pru-
dent to consider results over a
longer span.
The report also confirmed
an earlier conclusion by state
education officials that the
improper placement of certain
questions most likely caused
inflated third-grade reading
scores on the 2006 FCAT.
The tests are rewritten
every year but several ques-
tions are carried over. These
anchor questions are used to
maintain continuity. Students,
though, tend to do better on
the earlier parts of a test, so
moving up some of the anchor
questions on the 2006 FCAT
made them easier and appar-


W; briefs


TWo men are jailed
in Upper Keys attack

Two men were jailed Monday
night, charged with breaking into
a Plantation Key home and
severely beating another man
who was watching television with
one of the suspect's mothers.
Deputy Becky Herrin from
the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office said the attack took place
just before 11 p.m. at a home on
Apache Street and resulted in the
arrests of Daniel Lombardo, 18,
and Jeffrey Campbell, 22.
They reportedly threw a lob-
ster trap through the front door of
the house, kicked the remainder
of the door in and rushed inside.
They allegedly hit the victim,
kicked him and broke things over
his head. Lombardo's mother
was there when he son broke in,
Herrin said.


Neighbors heard the attack
and called deputies, who nabbed
the suspects as they drove off.
They had a "copious" amount of
blood on them, Herrin said.
They're charged with aggra-
vated battery, burglary with bat-
tery and criminal mischief.

'Cybersafety' sessions
today at Keys school

A volunteer educator from
Florida Attorney General Bill
McCollum's office is scheduled
to give two "cybersafety" presen-
tations to the students of
Plantation Key School today.
The sessions continue the roll-
out of McCollum's CyberSafety
Initiative, intended to reach every
middle and high school through-
out the state. Today's presenta-
tions are at 8 and 10 a.m. at the
school, 100 Lake Road.


ently resulted in the inflated
grades.
The report also -recom-
mends against any attempt to
rescore the 2006 test, noting
the Department of Education
and its contractors, tried but
failed to find ways to equate it
to the previous year's FCAT.
Education Commissioner
Eric Smith said the department
already has followed recom-
mendations in a previous


Buros report designed to pre-
vent similar problems in
future FCATs.
The department created an
advisory panel that includes
teachers, school superintend-
ents,-business people and even
FCAT opponents and hired
Buros in response to the inflat-
ed grades.
Then-Gov. Jeb Bush and
the department initially attrib-
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improvement in the 2006
scores over the previous year
to learning gains. That conclu-
sion become suspect when
2007 scores dropped by 6 per-
centage points.
State officials now estimate
16,834 students given passing
grades should have failed.
They also should have been
held back in the third grade or
given extra tutoring before
being promoted.


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Chicago Tribune crossword puzzle Keys obituaries
"Worldwide Wishes" By Josiah Breward Edited by Wayne Williams Solution in the Dec. 22L 'Afitudes.


ACROSS
1 More speedy
8 Puts to a test
14 Binges
20 Che Guevara's first
name
21 1862 battle site
22 Danny of "Radio Days"
23 Hawaiian wish
25 More down in the
dumps
26 Myth ending?
27 Trotsky and Russell
28 Thunder Bay's prov.
30 Peter of Herman's
Hermits
31 Former U.S. space station
34- Come to regret
35 Portuguese wish
37 Frosts
39 Work at getting in shape
41 Extra-wide shoe size
42 Ate like a chicken
46 .British tenant farmer
48 West of Hollywood?
51 Danish wish
54 Q-U connection
55 In good health
56 Be unwell
57 Market price
58 Unknown's last name
59 Saint of letters
60 Feature of a fedora
62 Teems
65 Brazilian port
66 German wish
71 Sappho's birthplace
72 Back down


73 S-shaped curve
74 Sore points
75 Musician's organ
76 Greek poet saved
by a dolphin
78 Gl's garb
81 Calendar abbr.
82 Mus. collection
83 Spanish wish
S87 Spanish Mrs..
88 Removes oneself
90 Spooky state
91 Utter an orison
92 Silvery European fish
95 Auctioneer's last word
96 French wish
100 Flowed
102 Broadwdy dancer Ruby
106 Six-time U.S. Open
champion
107 British medical syst.
108 Concur
110 Jules Verne's captain
111 "From with Love"
113 English wish
117 "The Broken
Pitcher" writer
118 Philippines seaport
119 Blood deficiency (var.)
120 Open !
121 Complete sequences
122 Footwear for the forum


DOWN
1 18-wheelers
2 Sunken ship
3 Dental filling.
4 Have.a desire for


5 Clicking sound
6 Greek letter ,
7 Dice toss
8 Try for a date
9 Black eye
10 1978 Heisman winner
11 Miss. neighbor
12 Lennon's widow
13 Ms. Alexander
14 Detective Spade
15 Trailblazer
16 Calmness
17 "Adam Bede" writer
18 Actress Verdugo
19 Tender spots
24 Last of cash?
29 African fly
32 Got top grade on
33 Torments
35 Spin a floating log
36 Supporting pieces
38 Sandwich meat
40 Puncture starter?
42 Links org.
43 Lilly or Whitney
44 Infielder Ripken
45 Up to, briefly
47 First-year students
48 Deserve
49 Leonard play
50 Burstyn or Barkin
52 Productive oil well
53 One-name singer
55 Former Bengals coach
58 Composer Shostakovich
59 Singer Winans
60 Neuwirth and Daniels
61 Greek letters
-111 112 113 14


63 Dumbstruck state
64 Of the kidneys
65 Norse Armageddon
66 Deflated tires
67 Happen again
68 Milo or Tessie
69 Boorish
70 Unclaimed
75 "The Perfect Fool" star
77 Verb-forming suffix
78 Lyrical poem
79 Kapital"
80 '60s radicals
82. Cajole
83 Roll up
84 Tours summer
85 Depraved
86 Started a new
paragraph
88 Coarse behavior
89 In a heavy way
91 Shah's domain
93 Kind of socks
94 Infamous Imelda
96 Abrupt pulls
97 Early-stage seed
98 Okays
99 Of a unit of resistance
101 Bk. after Ezra
103 Glossed term
104 Computer post
105 Bonheur and Parks
108 Seed protector
109 Periods
112 Goddess of folly
114 Mythical bird
115 Balin or Claire
116 Jose, CA


Beatrice Rogers
Beatrice Guitrie Rogers. 89.
of Ocean Reet died Dec 15.
Prior to moving to lNo.rth Key
Largo, she had been active in
the Mystic Seaport in Mystic,
Conn. She was a writer resident
from Connecticut to Florida
since 1968 prior to mr ring here
full-time
She was a member of the
Altar Guild at the Ocean Reel
Chapel, Key Largo Anglers Club,
U.S Croquet A-:ociatlon. the
Episcopal Church arnd the
Garden Club of America
She is survived by her children
Edmund P. (and daughter-in-law
Marilyn Bunn) Roger. of
Bedminster, N.J.. Be.trice Elliott
Rogers of Paciric Palisades,
Calif. and Faith Rogers
Lancereau of Ne.v 'i'ork City, six
grandchildren and 1i great-


grandchildren: sister Mar. Dwyer
of Hobe Sound: and brother
Henry (and sister-in-law Tina)
Thompson of Oyster Boy. N.Y
Memorial contributions can
be mode to Calvary Church,
Stonington, Conn.

Donald Worley
Donald E. Worley. 78, formerly
of Marathon. died Dec. 13 in
Biloxi, Miss.
He lived in Morothon from
1970 to 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 51
years. Nancy C Worley. daugh-
ters Teresa W (and son-in-law Bill)
Sambor and Shen L. (and Les
Buhr) Worlev: and .siter June
Jett.
Services will be held Frida, at
11 a.m at the Wylie-Baolev
Funeral Home, 1200 5 US i.
Rockledge. Fla.


Keys briefs


It's a blue Christmas
for Key West siblings

The annual Christmas cele-
'bratipn Sunday at the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office
Animal Farm on Stock Island
turned into an extended holi-
day stay at the jail for two Key
West visitors.
Deputies say Natividad
Machado, 39, used the cele-
bration to attempt to smuggle
drugs to her brother Julio
Machado, 33, who's been in
jail since July charged with
violation of probation and


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was charged with possession
of contraband on jail grounds
and possession with intent to
deliver. He was moved to the
jail's high-security unit and
charged with conspiracy to
introduce contraband into a
jail.
Deputy Becky Herrin said
detectives were tipped off to
the alleged conspiracy and
staked out a portable toilet
where Natividad reportedly
planted eight pills of
Seroquel, an anti-psychotic
drug. They confiscated the
drugs before Julio got to them.


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Keys briefs


Let common sense reign


Trade group honors when tc
Pip's Hideaway

The Florida chapter of the Recent recalls
Superior Small Lodging
Association. a trade group for result in some
innkeepers, has given its parents on edge
White Glove Award to edge
Captain Pip's Marina & Associated Press
Hideaway in Marathon.
The award recogruzes
properties for cleanliness and This holiday season, after var
comfort and was given at the ous large-scale recalls, paren
association's annual confer- may understandably be jittei
ence Dec. 3 in Fort about buying toys. But a litt
Lauderdale. research and a large dose of con
The a\ ard goes to mem- mon sense rather than a bo'
bers who score 100 percent in con of toys from China- c
the housekeeping category
during the property's annual
inspection. All aspects of
housekeeping are examined.
including general guest
accommodations. bathrooms
and kitchens
The review looks at all
aspects of a lodging's proper-
ry 42 items from the
comfort of each room right '- ...
down to the quality of toilet
issue used in the bathrooms.

Colvard earns
new designation

Fred Colvard, an associate
\ ith the Marathon-based
Waterfront Specialists Inc..
has earned the Certified Real
Estate Brokerage Manager '
ICRB) Designation presented
by the Council of Real Estate ....
Brokerage Managers.
The council is a not-for- .. --
profit affiliate of the National
Association of Realtors.
Realtors earning the designa-
tion have completed a com-
prehensive program combin-
ing experience with manage- It's acquiring an
ment.
investment firm
'Keynoter' interested based in Naples
in business news


Send information for the
Business section to the
Keynoter, 3015 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, FL
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)y shopping


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ry
le
a-
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help shoppers make wise deci-
sions, experts say.
Worries about lead paint
shouldn't obscure more perennial
safety concerns, such as choking
hazards, shoddy workmanship
and the like, no matter where a toy
is made.
"There are a number of safety
issues to look out for this season,"
said Stephanie Oppenheim, pub-
lisher of Oppenheim Toy
Portfolio, an independent guide.


"Parents need to be their o\ n con-
sumer advocate for children."
Some tips for 1o\ shoppers:
Be informed.
News about to\ recalls can be
found at www.cpsc.go%. the Web
site of the Consumer Product
Safety Cqmmission, a federal
watchdog agency. Retailers' and
.toy makers' sites, including
www.mattel.com/safety/.
also provide information. And
Oppenheim publishes a ist of toys


See RECALLS / 16


ALL I WANT FOR
7,' CHRISTMAS:
> Coldwell Banker
Schmitt Real
Estate in
Marathon hosts
Santa Claus and
dozens and
dozens of kids
and their families.
The Saturday
event was
supported by
Home Depot,
Office Depot,
Meacham
Electric. Radio
Shack, Specialty
Hardware,
Superior Exieriors,
The Deli,
'- Walgreens and
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PR Newswire The company's founders TI
Michael Morris and John Suddeth
TIB Financial Corp., the hold- Jr. They'll join TIB Financial and for
ing company of TIB Bank of the continue as president and chief tha
Keys, has executed an agreement executive officer, and executive wh
to acquire Naples Capital vice president and chief invest- yea
Advisors, an investment manage- ment officer, respectively, of der
menti ~~flJilh.at has $80 nil-j Naples Capital Ad\ sors. ..e
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* current role %itih Naples
pital Advisors and Morris will
re overall responsibility for pn-
e banking, wealth management
1 trust services. He'll also serve
an executive ice president of
3 Bank.
Concurrently, TIB Bank has
med a private banking group
t'will be led by Paul Belfore.
o will join the bank prior to
Air's end as senior ice presi-
it. He will also serve as an
ecutlie vi e president of Naples

See TIB / 16


Jackie and Vince
Pessolano own Keys
Florist and Gifts.

Keys Florist

and Gifts

Cudjoe Key
Kees Flornst and Gifts on.
Cudjoe Key offers a little
something for e'ern one.
Once known as Simply
Silk and Coral Artisans, own-
ers Jackie and Vince
Pessolano changed the name
then they moved their 6-
year-old business two doors
down and introduced fresh
flowers to their eclectic mix of
silk flowers, gifts, home-
decor items and custom coral
creations.
"We're the only flonst
between Marathon and Key
West," Jackie says.
Vince makes gift items. and
furniture from nanve Keys
stone actually ancient
coral. His handcrafted coast-
ers and desk sets make nice
gifts, and he also creates sub-
stantial pieces of custom fur-
niture.
Keys Florist and Gifts has
a little bit of everything.
a\hether you're looking for a
hostess gift, something to
send to fanuly up north or
something to brighten up sour
own home.
They particularly enjoy
"making things special" for
people, whether that means
adding something new to their
inventory or crafting a one-of-
a-kind floral or coral piece.
Keys Flonst and Gifts is at
mile marker 22.8 oceanside.
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RECALLS / From 15

They have tested and determined
to be lead-free, at www.toyport
folio.com.
This year, more than 21 mil-
lion toys made-in China were
recalled for lead paint, tiny mag-
nets that could be swallowed, or
other potentially serious prob-
lems. Toy makers ranged from
giant Mattel Inc. to smaller com-
panies such as Kids II Inc., which
recalled Baby Einstein Discover
& Play Color Blocks.
The number of toy recalls was
up: The Consumer Product Safety
Commission conducted 61 toy
recalls in 2007, 19 of which
involved violations of the lead
paint standard. The other recalls
mainly involved magnets or other
small parts that could fall off and
become ingestion or choking haz-
ards. In 2006, by comparison, the
commission had 40 toy recalls,
only two involving lead paint.

Nothing new
Yet keep in mind that recalls
have been done "continuously,
forever," many having nothing to
do with China, noted Marianne
Szymanski, publisher of Toy Tips,
Sa quarterly magazine and online
:guide, www.Toytips.com.
Avoiding toys made in China
Should be difficult anyhow, she
said.
"A billion toys in the country
are from China. A lot of toys made
in China are fine," she said.
Pay attention to brands.
"Find products made by com-
panies you can trust, and make
sure you've checked the recall
list," said San Francisco-based
SStevanne Auerbach, author of
"Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart
24 Toys" (new paperback edition
2006, Educational Insights).
Rather than looking for a toy's
country of origin, make sure it
carries a manufacturer's name,
added Jim Silver, editor of Toy
Wishes, an industry trade maga-
S zine.
"Some products you often see,
you can't find manufacturers'
names," he said. "Those I would
be concerned about."
Then make sure the manufac-
turer is a member of the Toy
Industry Association, which
adheres to industry standards,
Silver said..
Shop at familiar toy stores.
"Most retailers are well
,informed and'can be your best
advocate for appropriately aged


I


need to be particularly vigilant
and stick with toys labeled for that
age group, and no older, Silver
said.
+ Beware of toys with small
parts, strings, splinters, projectiles
or fuzz, which could get stuck in
toddlers' throats. Also, toxic-
smelling or too-loud toys.
"If it doesn't look right, if it
sounds too loud, trust your
instinct," Oppenheim said.
She recommended that parents
do an inventory of toys they
already own and get rid of any
that seem unsafe. Even fabric toys
could pose a hazard if they are
painted, she. said.


TIB expands reach


TIB / From 15

Capital Advisors. Joining Belfore
as private bankers will be Cathi
Johnson and Tina Blake from
Naples.
Morris and Suddeth estab-
lished Naples Capital Advisors in
2006. Morris brings a 25-year
banking career into TIB, having
previously been responsible for
trust, investment services and pri-


vate banking at SunTrust Bank
from 1994 to 2000 and First
National Bank of Florida from
2000 to 2005. Suddeth most
recently served as investments
director with the A.I. duPont Trust
in Jacksonville.
Belfore has nearly 20 years of
banking and investment manage-
ment experience. He most recent-
ly served as manager of the pri-
vate client group of Fifth Third
Bank.


Keys briefs


Businesses lash
out at sales tax

Business interests Friday
ripped a proposal that would
expand Florida's sales tax to
many services and goods now
excluded or exempt even though
it also would cut property taxes,
including their own, by about 40
percent.
The proposal pending before
the Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission would repeal most
school property taxes about $9
billion in the first year. It also
would require the Legislature to
replace that money out of a
potential $4 billion in exempt
goods and $23 billion in exclud-
ed services.
Services are almost uniformly
exempt or excluded from the
state's 6 percent sales tax under
present law.
A service tax would be diffi-
cult to administer, be paid mostly
by businesses,, affect ,smaller.
companies more.than bigger ones


and put Florida at a competitive
disadvantage with other states,
said Gene Adams, a lawyer for
the Coalition to Protect Florida's
Economy, which he said repre-
sents 212,000 employers.
Accounting, legal, printing
and other services can easily be
done outside Florida to avoid the
tax while service-heavy busi-
nesses such as automobile
importing could move to neigh-
boring states, he said.
Commissioner John McKay, a
former Florida Senate president
who is sponsoring the proposal,
and Tallahassee lawyer Robert
Nabors, who drafted it, argued
the plan would be a net gain for
businesses because they now pay
a disproportionate share of prop-
erty taxes.
That's because Florida's Save
Our Homes Amendment caps
annual assessment increases at 3
percent for primary homes but
not for businesses, second homes
and rental properties.
-Associated Press


products," Auerbach said.
"Knowledge of your toy store also
helps in cases like recalls because
they can be your best information
on exactly what product or prod-
ucts can have a problem."
+ Be skeptical of "hot toy"
lists.
"Now is not the time to buy
something on the sale rack or
because your child says she has to
have it," Szymanski said. Parents
should trust their own judgment.

Follow advice
+ Follow age recommenda-
tions.
Parents of children under 3


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'Toys in Babeland'
is staged Friday

Alexander's Guesthouse
in Key West holds a bur-
lesque Christmas show from
7 to 10 p.m. Friday to bene-
fit GLEE (Green Living
Energy and Education). The
title: "To\ s in Babeland."
Tickets are $20.
Alexander's is at 1118
Fleming St. Call.(305) 433-
1065.

Healing ceremony
set for Saturday

A winter solstice Tibetan
Buddhist healing ceremony.
is bemin offered from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturdal at the Key
W\es Botanical Garden's
nature chapel. 5210 College
Road. Stock Island.
Mandala Sangha \\ ill %iel-
come those w ho \\ant to
experience a Tibetan
Buddhist Chod healng prac-
tice. The healing Chod is a
ntual originated b\ Mlachig
Lapdron. an 1 th Centuri
female Buddhist master.
Participants sit or lie down
on the floor \lhile the
Chodmas perform a ceremo-
ny that employs a healing
song accompanied bk drums
and bells.
UnI \rapped new toys,
canned goods or other dona-
tions \% ill be collected and
distributed to those in need.
For more information, con-
tact Ellen at 293-7651.

Take a historic
train ride Friday

Bahia Honda State Park is
Shooting a reenactment'of the
first train -ride to Key West
starting at 1 p.m. Friday at
the park, mile marker 36.8
Visitors will see "Henry
Flagler" and other travelers
from that era and learn about
their unique experiences.
Interested visitors should
meet at the Sand and Sea
Nature Center where a ranger
\%ill guide 3ou back in time.
For more, call 872-9807.


Herd's the word for Christmas


Animals strut their stuff
at the Monroe County
sheriff's Animal Farm

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Animal Farm on Sunday was transformed into
a Christmas play land, topped off with a visit
from Santa Claus. Girl Scout Troop 749 from
Sugarloaf Key turned out to volunteer as
Santa's helpers. As you can see, the day
brought nothing but smiles.


Keynoter photos by ALYSON CREAN


Connor Stevens shares quality time with Santa.


Volunteer Anne Sunkel shows the kids part of a
litter of baby crocs. Just to be safe, the little
guy's mouth was taped shut.


Dustin Olsen sports bigger antlers
than any animal at the farm.


Roberto Diaz gets a hands-on
experience with the farm's ferrets.






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K;-ys briefs


Churches schedule
Christmas services

Churches up and down the
Keys have special services
planned for Christmas. A
smattering of examples:
The United Methodist
Community Church, 3010
Overseas Highway, Marathon,
holds a Christmas Eve cantata
and candlelight communion
service at 6 p.m. Christmas
Eve. Call 743-5107.
St. Francis-in-the-Keys


Episcopal Church, 1600 Key
Deer Blvd., Big Pine Keys has
a service of lessons and carols
at 7 p.m. At 7:30, the
Christmas Eucharist will
begin, featuring a candlelight
singing of "Silent Night." Call
872-2547.
San Pablo Catholic
Church of Marathon has a
family Mass at 5:30 p.m. Dec.
24 and music of the season
begins at 9:30 with the San
Pablo Choir. On Christmas
day, Mass is at 8 and 11 a.m.
Presbyterian Kirk of the


Keys Church in Marathon has
its Christmas Eve candlelight
service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24.
The church is at mile marker
51.5 oceanside.

'Cups of Tea'
up for discussion

A discussion of the book
"Three Cups of Tea" by Greg
Mortenson and David Oliver
Relin is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 4
at the Marathon library.
Members of the reading circle


encourage picking it up and
reading it before the session.

Blood drives set
Thursday and Friday

The following blood drives
are scheduled by the
Cominunity Blood Centers of
South Florida in the Keys:
+ Thursday, Publix, 3316-
N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
+ Friday, Dolphin Research
Center, mile marker 60,


Grassy Key, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guidance Clinic
wraps on Saturday

The Guidance Clinic of the
Middle Keys, next to the
Marathon Community Park is
holding a holiday gift-wrap-
ping fundraiser from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit
the American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life. Gifts will be
wrapped for a donation to this
year's event.


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Roasied Org.nuc Young Turke\ w\th Thyme Chestnui Srtting, Giblei Graz.
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IN THE SEASONAL MOOD: Marathon High School seniors Devan Mercury (left) and Melissa
Bennett created this decorative window at the accounting firm of Bishop, Rosasco & Co.
The project, to dress up windows for the holidays, is a fundraiser for the senior class.


Santa gets ready Boulevard.
+ 9:20, Sombrero Beach
for annual tour parking lot.
+ 9:40, Eastwind Apart-
The annual Santa Caravan ments, Sombrero Road.
tours Marathon on Marathon
Fire Rescue's antique hook and Dartmouth alumni
ladder truck Dec. 24 starting at 6'
p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be host school night
aboard to help with the festivi-


hours and extracurricular activi-
ties.
Hosts for the evening are Sid
Goldman and Duncan
Mathewson, classmates at
Dartmouth who graduated in
1960. For more, call Goldman at
745-3645.


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ing out candy to onlookers.
The schedule:
6:10 p.m., Key Colony
Beach City Hall.
6:25, Office Depot lot,
109th Street and U.S. 1.
+ 6:40, Circle 109th Street to
107th Street.
7, intersection of Shark and
Harbor Drive.
7:20, Keys RV Park.
7:30, Winn Dixie/Kmart
plaza.
+ 7:50, 41st and Louisa
streets.
+ 8:10, Knight's Key
Campground.
8:35, Galway Bay.
8:45, U.S. 1 and 15th
Street.
+ 9:05, Circle Sombrero


Dartmouth College alumni in
the Keys are holding a social
gathering Dec. 28 for high
school students and their parents
wanting more information about
the school. It's from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Armory at White and
Southard streets, Key West.
Ezra Josephson, a sophomore
at Dartmouth, will talk about
what it's like being a student ath-
lete in the Ivy League and will
show and comment on a DVD
about college life at Dartmouth.
Also planned are book pre-
sentations by the Dartmouth
alumni to the outstanding junior
nominated at each of the Keys'
three public high schools by col-
lege counselors at each school.
Criteria for selection includes
unweighted GPA, public service


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Reiners returning
to B'nai Zion

It's toe tapping and hand clap-
ping at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 as
Congregation B'nai Zion, 750
1ted- St., Key West, welcomes
back the Reiner Family Band.
The Reiner Family Band, from
Lexington, Mass., features the
lively fiddle-banjo duets of Dave
Reiner and his wife Cindy Eid.
Their sons Andy and Eric join
them in a repertoire ranging from
traditional old-time and Irish
styles to bluegrass, Cape Breton,


Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve
6:00pm 10:00pm

SHoliday Dinner -
Cheeca's Twist on the Classic
Feast of the Seven Fishes
A savory buffet showcasing the
bounty of the sea
A la carte dining and children's
menu are also available

Adults $39
Children under 12 157
Children under 5 Complinentary


ragtime, Klezmer and swing
tunes.
Cost is $15 per person and
includes light refreshments. There
will also be a 50/50 raffle. For
more information, go to www
.reinerfamilyband.com or call
John at 294-9626.

Maltz calendar
embraces wildlife

The 2008 Natural Events of
Florida Calendar, a joint venture
of the Wildlife Foundation of
Florida and fine-art photographer


Alan S. Maltz, is available for
purchase at the Alan S. Maltz
Gallery, 1210 Duval St., Key
West, or online at www.alan
maltz.com.
Purchase of the calendar sup-
ports the Wildlife Foundation of
Florida, a not-for-profit advocate
for the activities of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and other groups.
The wall calendar includes 14
inspiring images from the portfo-
lio of nature photographer Maltz
along with useful daily tidbits
about the habits and schedules of
Florida's wildlife.


Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day
ll:30am 3:30pm

Caribbean Christmas Luncheon -
Cheeca's Island-Style Holiday
Celebration on the Beach
Indulge in a colorful buffet of
island-inspired holiday dishes
including beef, chicken and a
\\hole roast suckling pig
Desserts galore!

Adults $48
Children under 12 $18
Children under 5 Complimerntary


Cost is $15 plus tax and/or
shipping.

Calendar captures
Key West history

Looking for a last-minute holi-
day gift? The Key West Friends of
the Library has produced a limited-
edition 2008 "Vintage Key. West:
Lost Keys" calendar, available at
the library, 700 Fleming St., for
$20.
The calendar features vintage
photographs and postcards from
the library archives of buildings


Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day
6:00pm 9:00pm

Festive Fine Dining -
Cheeca's Christmas
Dinner in Atlantic's Edge
Holiday themed Prix Fixe Tasting
Menu
A la carte diniing available
Adults and children over 12 only


and other places that no longer
exist.
"It's a wonderful -collection of
photos and would make a great gift,.
for anyone interested in the history
of Key West," Friends board mem-
ber Michael Blades said. "You can
take a stroll down memory lane or
visit a Key West that you may be
too young to remember."
Proceeds from sales benefit the
Friends, a nonprofit volunteer sup-
port group that raises money and
organizes programs for the benefit
of the library and its patrons.
Those interested should stop by
the library or contact Blades at
295-9511.

Help's available
to quit smoking

The Florida Keys Area Health
Education Center is offering an
ongoing Quit Smoking Now
group and individual sessions
throughout Monroe County.
Call 743-7111, Ext. 205, for
more information or to register for
a program.

Unity hosting
Arizona pastor

Rev. Tony Bonaccorso from
Tuscon, Ariz., is the guest speaker
until March 2008 at Unity of
Marathon, which meets at 10 a.m.
Sunday at the Marathon Garden
Club. For specifics, call 743-
7729.

SLillie's House
plans open houses

Lillie's House, a six-bed assist-
ed living facility in the Upper
Keys, has passed its biennial state
inspection and is celebrating with
an open house every day through
Christmas. There will be refresh-
ments arid more.
Lillie's House is at 119 Harbor
View Drive in Tavemier. For more
information, call Administrator
Elayne Versage at 394-7393.

Santa visits Moose
over the weekend

Santa Claus will be at the
Marathon Moose Lodge from
noon to 2 p.m. Saturday with toys
and refreshments for kids age 10
and under. For.specifics,.call 743-
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Wednesday, December 19,2007
KEYNOTER


se briefs


Marathon grad in
bowl game Friday

Marathon High School
graduate Ryan Paros. a 2005
first-team All-State place-
kicker, w dl be seen playing
at the NCAA Division 1
Nev Orleans Bowl Friday.
Paros. former kicker for
the Marathon High School
Dolphins. does kick-offs for
the Florida Atlantic
University Owls in Boca
Raton.
The Owls (7-5 1 w ill play
the Memphis Tigers of
Conference-USA. The game
is scheduled to air on
ESPN2 at 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

Brossard enjoying
tennis success

Marathon tennis pla er
Marisa Brossard is having a
happy holiday season and it
started at Thanksgiving.
On Nov. 17. the 14-year-
old entered the Junior Fall
Fest at Orlando's Lake Cane
Tennis Center in the 16-
year-old division, preparing
for her jump up that will
officially come in May
when she turns 15.
Brossard took three main
draw victories into the finals
before losing to Aliee
Michaud 7-6 5i. 7-5.
On Dec. 8. Brossard
entered the Holiday
Designated Girls 14's state-
le\el tournament in Palm
City.
She went on to defeat
Shea Brodsky of Miami
Beach in three sets. and
fourth-seeded Taylor
Lederman of Bradenton 6-3.
6-4.
In the semi-finals, she
lost to No. 2 seed Cassie
Pough, but then claimed
third place.

More online
Tre'oi Gordon's penalty
kick leads the Key West
High School boys soccer
team to a 2-1 victory over
Mater Academy. See the
story and photos online at
www.keynotercom/sports


Loguercio ties


Coral Shores


goals record


Canes enter
break leading
District 16-3A
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores High's boys soc-
cer team ends 2007 as the top
team in District 16-3A standings.
The Hurricanes beat contender
Ransom Everglades, 2-1, Friday
in Tavernier to move to 4-1
against 16-3A foes.
More games remain in the sea-
son, but Gulliver Prep and
Ransom each are 3-1-1. All three
of the top teams still have one
more district match in January.
The regular-season leader gets
the best bracket spot when the
district tournament begins Jan.
23.
"We've never led the district,


and never been 9-3 at this point in
our schedule," coach Jorge
Bosque said. "It shows all our
hard work is paying off."
The Cane defense earned the
credit for the big win over
Ransom, which beat Coral Shores
in a 5-4 decision earlier this sea-
son.
"Last time we allowed five
goals off maybe 20 shots on
goal," Bosque said. "This time,
we only allowed eight shots."
"We made a lot of mental mis-
takes in that first [Ransom]
game," he said. "The .changes
we've made defensively have
made a difference. This shows
how much stronger we've
become since."
Since moving back to sweep-
er, junior Chris Rini "has done a
great job keeping attackers from


See DISTRICT/ 23


Edison, Mater
both lose big
to Key West
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


Ja'Taure I
On Fri
the long t
High Sch
around a
South Da
n't on its


After being idle for two lot oit .
weeks because of canceled Hayes Sr.
games, the Key West High Saturd
School girls basketball team has Academy
resumed its winning ways. Bobby M
The latest victory 71-34 Conchs,
over Edison in Miami on defeated
Monday improved the With I
Conchs' record to 7-2 overall horses" -
and 2-1 in District 16-4A. The Storr,
team won only three games last Campbell
season. the Conc
Junior guard Alicia Arrazola pressure
scored 18 points while Chelsea
Storr scored 15 points -aiid ".. "


Vathis added 11.
day, the Conchs made
)us ride to South Dade
tool, but had to turn
hd come back when
de said the game was-
schedule. "That took a
of us," coach Glenn
said.
ay, though, Mater
showed up at -the
enendez Gym and the
after a slow start,
he Lions, 59-40.
-ayes employing "my
- a lineup of Arrazola,
Mathis, Samantha
and Kristen Babich -
Ihs applied defensive
and outscored Mater,
See KEY WEST / 24


Coral Shores center Ana Ismer (in white) looks to pass out of
the paint after pulling down a rebound while Marathon
defenders Johna Rudzin (13) and Vanessa Sardina (22)
close in. Coral Shores won, 41-29, Monday in Tavernier.


Hurricane girls

hold off Marathon


Dolphins fight
back in 2nd half,
but fall short
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores won the first
half and survived the second
to beat Marathon High.
School, 41-29, in girls basket-
ball Monday.
Freshman forward Latrice
Johnson scored 16 points to
lead the Lady Hurricanes,
including six in the fourth
quarter to hold off a late surge
by Marathon's Lady Dolphins.
"We passed the ball and
moved well offensively" in
the first half, Hurricane coach
Dan Smith said. "We also hit a
good p-ercentage of ouir shotss."


In the second half, he gri-
maced, "Turnovers killed us,
and we did not play well
defensively."
Coral Shores (2-6) built a
big lead by halftime, 25-8.
For Marathon (2-8), junior
Latrice Jackson scored a
game-high 17 points.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer that
seemed to spark the Lady
Dolphins to a 13-7 scoring
advantage in the third quarter
as Marathon closed a huge
deficit to within 34-27.
Hurricane senior center
Ana Ismer, who played a
strong game on the boards,
scored on a putback and free.
throw in the fourth to help
keep Marathon at bay. Sh~,
scored four points in the first
See CORAL SHORES 722'


Conchs turn out the


lights on opponents


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Key West tops
12 other teams
at tournament
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

The Key West High School
wrestling team came from
behind in the final round
Saturday to win the 12-team
Florida Christian Invitation
Tournament in Miami.
The Conchs finished first
with 176 points, 23 ahead of
Belen Jesuit and 27 better than
Florida Christian. They trailed
those schools until the final
round when "we pinned every-
body," coach John Moeller
said.
Still, the Conchs didn't
know for certain they had won
a meet for the first time this
season until the final results.
were read. But they began to
celebrate as soon as it was
announced that Belen had fin-
ished second.
"I was thrilled," Moeller
said. "We did a wonderful job."
Three Conchs won first-
place medals 112-pound
Gregory Garcia, 135-pound
Ben Covan and 160-pound
Cody Aydt.
The match turned for Key
West on six third-place finish-


es, by Oscar Fernandez (119
pounds), Cody Van Buren
(125), Dylan Barber (130), Eli
Labrador (140), Lou Wada
(145) and Paul Leatherwood, a
215-pound sophomore who has
been wrestling only five
weeks.
Moeller was especially
happy with the efforts of Aydt
and Fernandez. "They're start-
*ing to put moves together, and


are wrestling with confidence,"
he said.
The tournament gave the
Conchs a good idea how they
compare with other teams in
their district. "If we can keep
our team together, we should
be district champions,"
Moeller said.
The Conchs will wrestle
Friday and Saturday in a tour-
nament at Olympic Heights
Community High School in
Boca Raton.


Marathon still unsettled


CORAL SHORES / From 21

half and ended with seven.
"Ana rebounded well all
game," Smith said. "We can
compete with most teams on
the glass."
Coral Shores shooting guard
Cassandra Howard scored five
of her 12 points in the third
quarter, enough to keep the
Canes in front. She nailed two
3-pointers in the game.
Freshman guard Breana.
Casey scored six points for the
Canes.
Marathon coach Amanda
Hirschauer said her young team
bounced back from a poor first
half.


"They brought their attitude
back up, which makes all the
difference," she said. "We just
need to work on our confidence
and we'll be fine."
Junior forward Vanessa
Sardina scored six points for
Marathon, including both ends
of a two-shot foul in the third-
quarter rally. Johna Rudzin
added four points.
Marathon's usually formida-
ble girls basketball program
has been unsettled this season
in the wake of an early-season
coaching change. Two top
returning players also left the
team.
The two Keys clubs meet
again Jan. 25 for the regular-
season finale in Marathon.


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- Wednesday, December 19,2007 23


Dolphins notch first victory of season


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Coach Amanda Hirschauer
said it wasn't easy, but the
Marathon High School girls bas-
ketball team notched its first vic-
tory of the season Friday against
Westwood Christian, 28-17.
The game was the first of a
weekend home stand, which the
Dolphins split by losing to Miami
Christian Saturday, 43-13.
"We actually finally started to
play as a team. Defensively and
offensively we started to rebound,
which takes away second opportu-
nities for the other team,"
Hirschauer said.
Junior Vanessa Sardina had 11
defensive rebounds and 14 overall
to lead the Dolphins. She also
scored five points.
Hirschauer said she is proud of
the heart Sardina shows on the
court. Earlier this season, Sardina
was one of two Dolphin players*
remaining in a game against Key
West High School and refused to
quit.
"She pretty much plays the
whole game and stays in' till the
end. You don't see her getting
down on herself or her team-
mates," Hirschauer said.
The Dolphins (1-7) were tied
with the Warriors at halftime, 11-
11, and held a slim 19-15 lead
after three quarters. It was. their
defense in the fourth quarter that
enabled the team to pull away


down the stretch.
"We held them to two free
throws in the fourth quarter,"
Hirschauer said.
She said the team was thrilled
to finally get in the win column
after what has been a trying sea-
son thus far.
"They were ecstatic, it was a
good thing to be around,"
Hirschauer said.
Junior Latrice Jackson and
freshman Martha Roca each had


eight points in the game.
Freshman Alaina Davis had five
points.
In" Saturday's game, the
Dolphins fell behind early to the
Victors and were unable to make
up ground as the game wore on.
Hirschauer said falling behind
early has been the team's downfall
this year.
"It's the first quarter that usual-
ly hurts us the most because we
don't score that much and the girls
start to get down. By the time they'
come back it's hard," she said.


The team trailed 10-2 after the
first quarter.
Senior Johna Rudzin led the
Dolphins with 10 rebounds, four
points and two steals.
"She- was probably our most
productive player; she played the
entire game," Hirschauer said.
"She's another one like Vanessa-
will not quit until the end."
The Dolphins lost Monday at
Coral Shores (see story, Page 21)
and will play next at a tournament
hosted by Key West Friday and
Saturday.


Loguercio nets five vs. Westminster


DISTRICT / From 21

getting a decent shot."
Elves Sosa also has moved to
defense, where "he basically
keeps everything out of his zone,"
Bosque said.
Matt O'Neill and Oliver
Niworowski also have turned in
strong efforts, the coach said.
Patrick Lofton scored the
opening goal for Coral Shores
three minutes into the match.
After Ransom tied it 1-1, strik-
er Mike Loguercio scored on a
Fabian Placencia assist shortly
before halftime.
"In the second half, we just
bunkered down and controlled the
ball," Bosque'said.


Coral Shores (9-3 overall) also
beat non-district opponent
Westminster Academy in a 9-1
win Monday in Fort Lauderdale.
Loguercio scored a stunning
five goals against Westminster.
That gives the senior 23 for the
season, which ties the Hurricane
single-season scoring record.
Five games remain.
Jose Lujambio made a move
to forward and scored twice with-
in 10 minutes at Westminster.
"We've got to get Jose some more
time up front," Bosque said.
SAndres Herrera booted his first
varsity goal for Coral Shores, and
Mike Hampson scored a solo
goal.
Westminster's only goal came
on a penalty kick. The game


ended six minutes early under
mercy rules. "Westminster is a
good team but we were just play-
ing really well," Bosque said.
Coral Shores is tentatively
scheduled to play Key West High
School at 6 p.m. Thursday in
Tavemier, but the game could be
moved to January.
The Canes' first game after
Christmas break will be Jan. 9 at
Gulliver.
Coral Shores' girls soccer
team is scheduled to travel to the
LaSalle Tournament on Thursday
and Friday.
The Lady Hurricanes stood at
6-3-1 before a match at North
Broward Prep earlier this week
(results not available at press
time).


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Notice is hereby given that the Marathon City Council is soliciting applications to fill positions
on the Affordable Housing Task Force Advisory Board.
The Board shall meet at least once per month at a date and time established by the Board, or as
needed.
The Affordable Housing Task Force examines the City's affordable housing trends, needs,
and policies, and develops recommendations for specific actions the City Council can take
to improve affordable housing in Marathon.
The Task Force considers the following issues related to affordable housing:
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Housing affordability for different levels of income (very low, low, and moderate
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District losses sting Fins


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The Marathon High School
boys basketball team dropped
two crucial district games at
home this weekend, losing to
jvals Westwood Christian
School and Miami Christian
School Friday and Saturday.
The Dolphins were in both
games late, but each time faded
down the stretch.
Against the Warriors Friday,
Marathon led 13-8 after a quarter.
"Blake [Friedman] had a cou-
ple of threes and Eric
[Armstrong] had one. Things
were going well but in the second
quarter we just went cold," coach
Kevin Freeman said.
Still, the Dolphins trailed only
"by three at halftime and two after
three quarters, 35-33. They hit
four three-pointers in the third
quarter alone, but struggled to get
going in the final quarter.


"They got a couple of buckets
and started to hold the ball a little
bit. We just couldn't get anything
started in the fourth," Freeman
said. "We only scored seven
points in the fourth quarter and
you're not going to win a game
doing that."
Westwood came in undefeated
and on top of district standings,
so Freeman was encouraged by
the team's effort.
"We're not happy, but we
know we can beat them. As bad
as we played to only lose by 13....
There's hope there," Freeman
said. Westwood pulled away in
the end as the Dolphins intention-
ally fouled players to preserve the
game' clock.
Friedman led the Dolphins
with 21 points in the game.
Sophomore big man Travis
Leachman pulled down 10
rebounds.
Saturday, Friedman posted his
first sub-par performance this


season. The senior had been aver-
aging 23.9 points per game but
managed only 10 against the
Victors.
Friedman has been playing
injured and Freeman said back-
to-back district games wore he
and the team out. Alberic Forest
and Sergio Howard have also
been playing through injury.
"I think Blake is trying to hard
and forcing things where he does-
n't need to. He's trying to carry
the team because he's a senior
and a captain," Freeman said.
"We basically need someone else
to step up."
Marathon trailed by just four at
the half, 23-19, but the Victors
dominated the third and took a 15-
point lead into the final quarter.
The Dolphins (2-4) hosted
Coral Shores Tuesday, but results
were not available at press time.
They will play next in a tour-
nament Dec. 20-22 hosted by
Westminster Christian School.


Chelsea Storr
;- goes up for
two of her 10
points in the
Lady
Conchs'
.- victory over
Mater
Academy.
"Following
another win
over Edison,
the squad
improved to
7-2 four
more
victories than
it had all of
last season.
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25-9, in the fourth quarter.
"They all play hard .... That's
all I can ask," Hayes said.
Arrazola scored 12 points,
including two on a 15-footbase-
line hook shot. Mathis,
Campbell and Storr each scored
10, with Storr's last basket an
off-balance 3-pointer that
banked in at the final buzzer.


The Conchs shot only 46 per-
cent (16 of 35) from the free-
throw line ("ridiculous," Hayes
said), but Mater was even worse,
making 10 of 29 for 34 percent.
Key West will play host to
Berean Christian of West Palm
Beach at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a
tournament that begins with a 6
p.m. game between Marathon
and Boynton Beach. The losers
play at 6 p.m. Saturday and the
winners play at 7:30.


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Key West splits weekend games


Next for Conchs
is a trip north
to Coral Shores
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Showing a .lack of defense
and desire in the fourth quarter,
the Key West High School
boys basketball team lost to
Mater Academy, 76-65,
Saturday night in a District 16-
4A game at the Bobby
Menendez Gym.
"They wanted it more, and
some of our guys took the day
off," said Key West coach Paul
Davis, whose team was
outscored, 24-13, in the final
period.
The loss was especially dis-


appointing to Davis because it
came after a 55-52 victory
Friday night over district oppo-
nent Miami Edison, a team that
earlier in the week had defeat-
ed Mater by five points.
The weekend split left the
Conchs with a 2-6 overall
record. They are 1-3 in the dis-
trict.
After Mater got off to a 13-
4 lead, the Conchs fought back
and trailed by only 34-30 at the
half. Both teams, held slim
leads in the third quarter,
which ended with the score 52-
52.
"We have not started strong
in a game yet," Davis said.
"We always have to come
back, then we expend so much
energy that we dissipate


toward the end."
The score was still tied (62-
62) when Mater closed out the
game with a 14-3 run, scoring
close-in baskets and dominat-
ing the offensive boards.
Danny Arguello, with two
treys and some clever moves
inside, scored 12 fourth-quar-
ter points for the Lions.
"We have to be more
aggressive on defense, we
weren't protecting the base-
line," said Davis, who indicat-
ed that he may put some sel-
dom-used players into his rota-
_tion to get a better effort.
Offensively, Michael
Gallagher, Vladimyr Sibera
and Keith Valdez, three


Conchs who didn't take the
day off, were about all Key
West had to offer. Gallagher
scored-all of his 21 points
(including four 3-pointers) in
the second half. Sibera fin-
ished with 16 points and
Valdez had 12.
Friday night, Valdez scored
three points and made a steal in
the final minute.as the Conchs
held off a quick Edison team.
His heroics were needed after
the Conchs nearly blew a 54-
47 lead because of turnovers.
The Conchs will play at
Coral Shores at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday before returning for
a 2 p.m. Saturday game with
Bay Point.


Photo by BERT BUDDE
Vladimyr Sibera scored 16
against Mater Academy.


Dolphins knot Palmer


Soccer team


I MAATO


goes on breaK The Dolphins (3-5-3)-
fouled a Falcon player in the
until 'Jan. 8 box and managed to convert
the penalty kick. Senior goalie
By RYAN MCCARTHY Jay Hegland has been excep-
rmccartly@keynoter.com tional this season on penalty
kicks, not allowing a conver-
The Marathon High School sion all year before Saturday.
boys soccer team played to 'a "It almost looked like a
1-1 tie Saturday against scrum; I'm not sure who
Palmer Trinity School thanks [fouled] the guy," JVIurphy
to a last-minute goal by for- said.
ward Matt DeFillips. Down a goal, Murphy said
Dolphins coach Jim he felt it was time to go all out
Murphy said- the sophomore for the win and moved sweep-
atoned for missing a wide- er J.P. McCabe up to forward.
open net early in the game by "We started really attack-
netting Marathon's lone goal ing; we ended up playing with
on a very similar play. four or five forwards. We fig-
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from [Johnaton] Guzman and ing," Murphy said.
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Keys Fishing


Offshore
Ver wind\ weather r
since the weekend certainly
was one reason there are no
offshore reports this \\eek.
And w irh the presence of
__some dolphin near the reef.
'there is no reason to run any
distance and get roughed up
in the big waves. When the
seas calm. we could see
some reports of blackfi
tuna on the humps.

Reefs
Rough seas ha\e kept
man\ charterboats tied to
the dock. The previous
hieekend was the annual-
Don Gurgiolo Memorial
Sailfish Classic. There were
41 anglers with a total of 35
fish caught and released (see
column to the right).
Otherwise, the yellowtail
snapper are chewing well
and there seems to be a lack
of king mackerel as of late.

Gulf, bay
The Spanish mackerel
are still the headlines in the
gulf scene. The gulf got a
little off color, shall we say,
with %w minds picking up and '
mo% ing muddy afterr out
Florida Bay.
There are sea trout and
snapper in the grass beds
alone the perimeter of ba\
- "dand gulf. Drift and cast jigs
to locate the trout. then
throw a marker jug and
make the same drift until the
bite \anes. When fishing in
this manner. always drift a
heavy line behind the boat
with a like jack or ladyfish
and the sharks w ill add to
the e\citemenl Use a 20- or
30-pound rod and be sure to
use a few\ feet of w ire so
you do not get bitten off.

Flats, backcountry
The w ind % as hlow ing
hard in the backcountry, too.
With that factor and the oth-
er" ise lack of business, i.e.,
fishing clientele, there are
few stones to tell. How e\er,
the snook and redfish action
should still be fair to good
in and around Flamingo.

-- Brad Harding
www.lslamorada
SportFishing.com


Victories spread around


Ross the latest
with the Gurgiolo
in his pocket

Three tournaments into the
sailfish season and three big
names have victories to their
credit.
In the season opener, Capt.
Scott Stanczyk on the Catch 22
out of Bud 'n Mary's in
Islamorada took the
Islamorada Sailfish. Next was
Capt. Marty Lewis on the Main
Attraction taking the
Islamorada Fishing Club's
$25,000 winner-take-all event.
And then Capt. Paul Ross on
the Relentless captured the title
after slow difficult fishing in
the Don Gurgiolo Sailfish
Classic Dec. 7 to 9.
T he
C ltourna-
ment hon-
ors the
1 a t e
Gurgiolo
v ,4 for his
f more than
50 years
of fishing
.ly t the Florida
Keys.
Gurgiolo
was one of
Cal Sutphin the pio-
neers of
fishing offshore with live bal-
lyhoo, the primary technique
used today. He was captain of
the Gonfishin' charter boats
until he retired and sold the
Gonfishin' V in 1995. The well-
liked skipper died in 1999.
Along with Ross on the
Relentless were mates Jim
Hendrix and Scott Stoky. The
Relentless team consisted of
anglers Robert Stevens Jr. from
Boca Raton, Jim Berlin of
Tequestar Michael. Porter from
Dania Beach and Steve Wile of
Fort Myers. The team took top
honors, releasing six sailfish
over the two-day event.
The Relentless team also
qualified to fish the 2008 IGFA
Offshore Championship in
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with
the victory. Ross welcomes the
invite.
"I think when a fisherman
from the Keys travels to other
areas, they are extremely suc-


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tournaments. The latest, the Gurgiolo Classic, was taken by




Mark Ross on the 'Relentless.'


cessful because of how diffi-
cult our fishery is. If one does
well here, you can be sure he'll
have success on any front," he
says. "We also fish with so
many different styles that it is
easy for us to adapt to others."
Forty-one anglers fished the
eighth annual Gurgiolo Sailfish
Classic .and were hosted by
Holiday Isle Resort and
Marina. Forty-four hookups
were called in with 35 releases.
This Thursday,. avid flats
fishermen might want to take
note. Capt. Will Benson from
Sugarloaf Key is having the
world release of his documen-
tary, simply called "Permit."
This short film is fresh off
the heals of his "Tarpon
Season" short, which won best
fishing film in the Drake
Magazine Film Contest.
Benson credits his clients as
the stars of his documentaries.
"You really don't see a lot of
me in these videos. My clients
were all very patient and
understood how important this
was for me to put together and
I hope it shows on film," he
says.


In this day and age of every-
one wanting a TV show, it's
refreshing to see a group of
young men taking a different
approach. Catch the film
Thursday at 6 p.m. at the.
Tropic Cinema on Eaton Street
in Key West. Go to www.worl
dangling.com for more irifo.
Meanwhile, Tuesday night
at Sparky's Landing in Key
Colony Beach, a $1,000 check
was presented to Bucko Platt,
son of longtime mate on the
Main Attraction Jaime Platt.
The money is to go toward a
scholarship for Bucko previ-
ously winning the Junior
Division of the Leon Shell
Memorial Tournament. He
plans to use the money to get
his captain's license.
By the way, next year's
Leon Shell Memorial is slated
for March 1 and 2. You can
jump aboard by calling 743-
5305.

Cal Sutphin hosts 'Reelin' in
the Keys' from 7 to 10 a.m.
weekdays on radio station
WFFG 1300-AM.


The following Keys fishing
tournaments are planned.
Contact the listed numbers,
as details can change:
Jan. 4 to 6: Key Largo
Sailfish Challenge. Key
Largo. Contact Tammie
Gurgiolo at 852-9337, e-mail
fishnbully@msn.com or write
to 124 Tavern Drive,
STavemier FL 33070.
Jan. 11 to 13: 23rd.
annual Holiday Isle Sailfish
Tournament. Islamorada.
Contact Ed Kinkelaar at
1305) 664-2321, Ext. 655, e-
mail ekinkelaaarTholida
isle.com or \rnte to S4001
Overseas Highway,
Islamorada FL 33036.-
Jan 13 to 14:
Bartender'\ Sailfish Open.
Islamorada. An all-release
sailfish tournament, this chal-
lenge offers awards for win-
ning bars and bartenders.
Contact Jack McCormick at -
664-8400, visit www.keysis
landgrill.com or write to
8550 Overseas Highway,
SIslamorada FL 33036.;
Jan. 14 to 16: Outdoor
Channel Offshore Classic.
Islamorada. This is an all-
release sailfishing tournament
for trophies and cash jack-
pots, and a chance to be seen
on one of the Outdoor
Channel's featured programs.
It is also a fundraiser for
Paralyzed Veterans of
America. Contact Sue
Vermillion at (808) 325-9896,
e-mail hdc(ialoha net or
\rite P.O. B.\ 4129. Kailua-
Kona H1 96745.
+ Jan. 17 to 19: Cheeca
Lodge Presidential Salfish
Tournament. Islamorada. In
this all-release tournament,
anglers fish for the mightN
sailfish in waters surrounding
the island known as the
Sportfishing Capital of the
World. The tournament is an
official event of the World
Billfish Series. Southeast
Division. Contact Liz Hill at
(305) 451-5094, e-mail presi
dentialsailfishtoumament@ch
eeca.com or write to Cheeca
Lodge. P.O. Box 527,
Tslamorada FL 33036.
Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keynoter
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Keys Fishina


SWednesday, December 19,2007


Try out some
new areas if
catch is slow
Boy, have the tails turned on.
All up and down the reef, I've
heard reports of good yellowtail
action happening in a variety of
depths.
The neat thing is that you're
not stuck if your favorite place
has a condition problem since
they havebeen active in a variety
of depths. By that, I mean if the
current is up against the wind,
there's not enough or too much
current, or it's just too rough to
fish comfortably.
The only thing holding you
back from finding fish in better
conditions is the degree df your
stubbornness, that is, if you are
determined to catch fish in your
favorite spot rather than looking
in other areas. This is more often
the case-with those who complain
about not finding fish or those
saying they are not biting.
No species bites in one place
all the time, at least none I've
found in more than 40 years. Fish
have tails and they use them to
follow food all over the ocean.
The key is to experiment in new
areas to find where they most
likely go on certain days with cer-
tain conditions. Sometimes they
move into shallower waters and
other times they just move along
the reef in the same depth.
One thing about yellowtail in
particular is they will do what
they want when they want to do it
and there is very little you can do
to change that. They can be simi-
lar to dealing with your wife;
sometimes early on you can fool
her but after a while, she catches
on and the game is over.
Once in a while you can get
away with catching a big one or
not getting caught with a big one
(depending on which analogy we
are talking about, fish or wife).
Anyway, the key is to work differ-
ent depths to find various condi-
tions that will benefit your fish-
ing.
Unusual with the yellowtail is
the amount of legal-sized ones
that have been taken around the
bridge channels as of late. Some
areas of the Long Key and Tom's
Harbor bridges, Money Key
Channel near the west end of the
Seven Mile Bridge on the ocean-
side, most of the Bahia Honda
Bridge and the east end of the


Spanish Harbor Bridge have all
been good for some nice ones.
Fish that are not flags but in the
12- to 15-inch range have been
quite prevalent:
Now there are tons of smaller
ones mixed in as well as numer-
ous species of other snappers,
grunts, porgys, groupers, mar-
gates, jacks and mackerel. It's a
great option to have so many fish
in this area for those in smaller
boats or for those windy days
when you just don't want to go
out in the rougher waters.
If you have family down, espe-
cially kids that like to have action,
this is your best bet by far. Take
plenty of live shrimp for bait.
Speaking
of action,
another
great venue
as long as
the winds
are not up
too much
has been
what I call-
.. the open
W" bay. These
are the
waters that
Dave Navarro aren't near
any flats or
banks but rather those from 6 to
15 miles north of the islands. This
area from Sprigger Bank west to
well past Bluefish Bank is just
loaded with mackerel.
I know they're all over Hawk
Channel on the oceanside, too,
but those in the bay are big ones
ranging from 18 to 36 inches -
big boys, tackle busters, drag
pullers and on light tackle, fanny
kickers.
Again, live shrimp has been
the best bait, with a variety of arti-
ficials coming in a close second.
Two keys are to have a good
chum line to keep their attention
and to have wire leaders. If you
don't use any wire, please shop at
my place because you will go
through an enormous amount of
hooks.
Tips on fishing for mackerel,
kings and more will be given at
this week's free seminar at 6 p.m.
Thursday at our Marine
Educational Center, mile marker
50 bayside. We will cover many
aspects of fishing for what has
become the most popular species
to fish for in the winter in the
Keys.
The bay is also full of snapper
and gag and black grouper, with
an occasional big red grouper,


quite a few cobia and, of course,
-catfish. And some of the shallow
areas have been productive with
the snapper. The upper flats have
had quite a few bonefish.
Permit have been found on


bayside flats along with some
smaller tarpon. The mackerel in
the bay will offer you a sore arm
in a matter of a few hours without
question (the good news here is
all you have to do is just hit the


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No.7795041
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OFMONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
i,CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 07-CA-381-M
PESCAYO INC., A Flori-
da Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PHILLIP SPIEGAL, if
alive and if dead, and all
unknown persons or
parties claiming an in-
terest in the property.
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
"rO: PHILLIP SPIEGAL,
Address & Where-
abouts Unknown
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that an action for COM-
PLAINT TO QUIET TI-
TLE
has been filed against
you and you are required
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written defenses if any, to
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Aballi Esquire, plaintiffs
attorney, whose address
is 445 Gerona Avenue
Coral Gables, FL.
33146, on or before Jan-
uary 9th, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk
of this Court either before
service.on plaintiffs attor-
,,._ney or or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this court on
December6th, 2007 .
DANNY L. KOLHAGE
As Clerkof the Court
By: Tammy L. Marciel
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 12,
19,26,2007 January 2,
.2008
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No.7828200
LOST PROPERTY
NOTICE TO ALL
INTERESTED PARTIES
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Wildlife Conservation
Commission has taken
custody of:
One vessel displaying
Florida registration N/A,
a 2007 9ft Silver Marine
Hin# 0RP00052L607
was found floating in
Hawk's Channel in Mara-
thon Florida on state wa-
ters,
Pursuant to Section
705.103 Florida Statute,
the property will be di- '
posed of if no ownership
or lien claim is received
by February 28,2007.
Send claim in writing to
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commi-
sion, 2796 Overseas
Highway, Suite 100, Mar-
athon, FL 33050.
Attn: M. Johnson, refer to
case number FWSB-07-
OFF-09678
Publish December 12,
19,2007.
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No. 8184600
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
January 18,2008 begin-
ning at 9:30 A.M. in the
Boardroom, Key Colony
Beach City Hall, 600
West Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida; a
meeting will be held re-
garding the
Monroe County
Workforce Housing
Task Force
Persons interested in this
issue are invited to at-
tend. The public is further
advised that some or all
of the members of the
Monroe County Commis-
sion, the Commission/
Council members and/or
their appointed represen-
tatives of the incorporat-
ed cities of Marathon,
Key Colony Beach, Lay-
ton, Key West and the
Village of Islamorada,
representatives of the
Tourist Development
Council and their area
District Advisory Com-
mittee members and rep-
resentatives of the Mon-
roe County Planning
Commission may attend
the meeting and discuss
items that may come be-
fore their respective com-
missions, councils, or ad-
visory boards.
Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given


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that if a person decides to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record ofthepro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
ADAASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a
disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
orderto participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact Stacy DeVane, Mon-
roe County Housing and
Community Develop-
ment Office, by phoning
(305) 289-6002, between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., no laterthan 2
working days prior to the
scheduled meeting; if you
are hearing orvoice im-
paired, call 711.
Dated at Key West, Flori-
da this 13th day of No-
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2007
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No.8219400
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
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below will be sold at
public auction for cash at
Florida Keys Towing,
1620 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050 at
8:00 AM on January 2,
2008, in accordance to
Florida Statute Section
713.78 for unpaid towing
& storage.
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No.8313500
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
The vehicles listed below
will be sold at public auc-
tion at All Keys Towing,
711 Largo Road, Key
Largo, Florida 33037 at
8:00 AM on January 14,
2007, in accordance to
Florida Statute Section
713.78 for unpaid towing
& storage.
1. 1991 Jeep Cherokee
VIN#
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2.1993 Chevrolet
Cavalier VIN#
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2007
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Lost and Found
REWARD! Missing
since 12/11, last seen on
97th St, 17 yr old male,
blonde, Cocker Spaniel,
black collar, most distinc-
tive feature: one side of
face droops.
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180
Free Items
Free: Upright piano,
good condition w/light &
bench. Key Largo
305-453-3919

200
EMPLOYMENT

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in
Sunday

free in local newspaper racks

Cocoplum Beach
& Tennis Club
Marathon
www.cocoplum.com
21 Freestanding Vacation
Home Villas on the Ocean.
Receptionist 20 hrs a week.
General Maintenance
20 hrs a week.
Housekeeper 20-30 hours
(Saturday a must)
Office Hours:
8:30 to 5:39 Mon. Sat.
Flexible hours,
rate based on exp.
Background check and
references required.
Send resume to email
allenJlevitt@msn.com
Or Call Allen for interview
305-992-7908


Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys
-Family Physician
*ARNP
*Certified Nurse Midwife
*Pediatrician
*OB/GYN Physician
*PCT/Medical Assistant/
Certified Nursing Assistant.
*Pt. Financial Svc. Spec.
*Dentist
S. Dentrta Assistanr ......---
*Dental Hygienist
*Outreach Worker
*Maintenance 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



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260 General -
Miscellaneous


AM Electric &
Construction is nbw
accepting applications
for Journeyman
Electrician & helper.
Please call 743-0399.
Boat rental I water-
sports attendant
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945
Cleaners and Janitorial
F/T, day hours, no week-
ends. In Key West. Must
have valid drivers lie.
Good pay. 317-714-2407

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260 General -
Miscellaneous
Condominium Manager
for 122 unit condominium
in Islamorada FL. CAM li-
cense required. Good
benefits package, salary
negotiable based on
qualifications and experi-
ence. Send resume and
references to: Summer
Sea Condominium Asso-
ciation, 88500 Overseas
Highwy, Tavernier 33070
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260 General -
Miscellaneous

INOW
Dockhand/
Maintenance. Busy boat
rental, resort seeks multi-
talented, self-starterfor
permanent full-time posi-
tion. General & marine
maintenance experience
required. Apply in person
Captain Pip's Marina &
Hideaway, MM 47.5 bay-
side. EOE, DFWP.

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CITY OF MARATHON
Some essential duties and responsibilities of the position are to investigate
in the field complaints and violations involving community code compliance,
land use, zoning regulations and various related public complaints. Screen
citizen complaints and problems, addressing'these issues whenever possi-
ble with explanations of city policy on a wide variety of topics. Work experi-
ence must include documented word processing skills, organizational skills,
and excellent writing and verbal skills. Work with the Code Compliance
Supervisor on projects and programs as directed. This person should be
able to fit into a public/professional office environment, be self-motivated,
have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, meet challenges and
deadlines, maintain focus and appropriate conduct under pressure.
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of
community code compliance experience, Level I Certification through the
Florida Association of Code Enforcement or the ability to complete this cer-
tification within one year is required.
Salary range $15.43 to $16.83 per hour. Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Applications can be found on our web site www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City
Hall 10045-55 O/S Hwy. between 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. Monday Friday and can
be faxed to 305-289-4143.


OHN

fNN i CORAL REEF STATE PARK
Positions Available:

PT Mates:.
Must be Dive Master Certified

FT/PT Snorkel Shed Clerk

FT Snorkel/Glass Bottom
Reservationist

FT Narrator

Benefits Available!
Paid Vacation, Health Insurance; 401 K

Please call 305-451-6301
or
Apply in person-John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park Concessions, MM 102.5


260 General
Miscellaneous
Dolphin Research Cen-
ter currently has FT
openings for the following
positions:
Computer Maintenance
Tech: Entry level posi-
tion. Some duties include
moving and setting up
computers and assisting
users with day-to-day is-
sues related to PCs, net-
work, cameras and tele-
phones.
Animal Care and Habi-
tat Specialist: Must be
diver certified, physically
fit, and able to lift 75 Ibs.
Must work well with ani-
malsand have knowl-
edge of dive equipment
maintenance and re-
pairs:
Visual Communica-
tions: Photograph pro-
gram participants & ma-
rine mammals. Photo/
Video/Publication experi-
ence preferred.
All successful candi-
dates will be responsi-
ble, organized, and moti-
vated individuals with ex-
cellent team player skills.
Benefits include medi-
cal insurance, 401(k),
vacation and paid holi-
days. Job descriptions
available at
www.dolphins.org Stop
by to fill out an application
or e-mail your resume to
drc-hrodolphins.org
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lie., and reliability
required. 664-3662.
Forklift Operator
Shelter Bay Marine
Drugfree Workplace
305-743-7008


CITY OF MARATHON: This position is
responsible for the day-to-day support, operation
and various planning aspects of the City's com-
puting network and some city staff training.
Requirements A vocational, technical or associ-
ates degree in a related field, Microsoft
Certification Systems Engineer and experience in
managing complex network computer systems.
Extensive knowledge in computer systems
required. Relevant experience may be substituted
for education on a year-for-year basis. Prior expe-

work systems and familiarity with local govern-
ment information system is desirable. Must be
able to perform a wide variety of computerized
information system functions, and work with
other departments throughout the City. Ability tm
monitor several tasks at a time is essential.
Independent judgment and analytic skill is neces-
sary; ability to utilize traditional and non-tradi-
tional support services.
Salary Range $48,000 $53,000
Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Applicationscan be found on the City's web site,
www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City Hall. Fax to
Human Resources 305-289-4143 or e-mail to
funks()ci.marathon.fl.us.


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Help needed in Mara-
thon for marine and ger,-
eral construction, carp-
pentry, concrete and
equipment operation.
Need to have transporta-
tion. Call 305-289-0461
Limo Driver Deeded.
P/T on-call position. Must
have clean driving record
and references. Office lo-
cated in Lower Keys. Cil
305-872-1665
Mechanic for auto
repair shop. 10 yrs ex-
perience and complete
tool set required. Inquire
at 2525 Overseas Hwy

NOW SL
Office help/ Phone
sales Call 743-2255 or
apply in person @ Ore's
Seafood 1264 Ocean-
view Ave Mthn


Part Time cleaning perw
son Marathon, Islamora-
da, Key largo, Offices,
days 305-743-0697 Iv.
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Retail Store seeks sales
and-more person.
Requires some computer
knowledge & a 'can- do'
attitude. Must work well
with a team. F/T + P/T
avail. 305-295-8430
305-743-7277
Security Guard
P/T, Islamorada area.
a4i?,05-743-3143
6Pk Capt. 41' Morgan
Sail. Sun Set/Rise
Cruise.Tarpon Basin To
Card Sound. Call
305-396-6501
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265
Healthcare
LPN or RN only for busy
OB/GYN office in Key
West, experienced only,
fax resume to
305-745-7360
Office Managerwanted,
full time. Benefits.
Call Bayshore Physical
Therapy, Marathon,
289-8270
Wanted CNA/HHA
Call Griswold Special
Care (NR3016096)
743-3373.
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CITY OF MARATHON: A Planner I, II, II, IV,
or Senior Planner position is available; position
level depends on education, credentials, and pro-
fessional work.experience. The Planner will be
responsible for preparing amendments to the
comprehensive plan and land development regu-
lations, responding to zoning inquiries, develop-
ment reviews, preparing related reports and cor-
respondence, participating in application submit-
tal meetings, providing information and making
public presentations related to development
agreements, land use planning, and conditional
use approvals. Excellent customer service and
communication skills are necessary. Minimum
requirements for this position include a bache-
lor's degree in urban and regional planning (or
an acceptable related field) and one year of expe-
rience working for a city, county, or state plan-
ning agency. Preference will be given for an
accredited Master's degree in planning, member-
ship to AICP, and experience in Geographic
Information Systems (GIS). D/L, Drug, Criminal
background checks. Salary DOQ. Open until
filled. Drug free workplace,'EOE. Fax applica-
tion and resume to 305-289-4143 or e-mail to
,funks@ci.marathon.fl.us. Applications are avail-
able at www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City Hall.






Registered Nurses
Medical Lab Tech


* Physical Therapist

Physician's Practice Management
* Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)
* Clinic Medical Assistant
Human Resources: (305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 289-6459
Email: Michele.Teller@fh.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com





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E.0.E./Drug Free Workplace.


270
Office Clerical
Assistant Accounts
receivable, computer,
filing, answer phones,
scheduling daily work.
Good organizational and
customer service skills.
Key Largo. Fax resume
to 305-852-0035.
Marathon Dental Health
is now seeking a full time
administrative assistant
at our progressive and
. growing practice. Good
communication and com-
puter skills are a must.
Please fax resume to Dr.
Kiefer at 305-743-0092
Paralegal / Asst.
Experience req. PI
Litigation, word perfect.
305-295-3060
vmcfpaol.com
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
275
Professional


Bluegreen Corporation
Hammocks at Marathon
seeking Professional
Marketing Manager.
Timeshare or manage-
ment level experience a
plus. Fax resume to:
317.616.7588 for confi-
dential interview or email
to: Alex.Hodges@
bluegreencorp.com
MONROECOUNTY IN-
SPECTOR,CODE ENF,
MAR $37,988.28-
$45,584.68 PER YR 40
HPW. REQ: A.A./2 yr col-
lege equiv, 2-3 yrs exp;
valid FL D.L. Vet Pref
Avail Drugfree Wrkpl
E.O.E
DEADLINE: 12/26/2007.
.easa. 292-4557.
ir...monroecounlt-fl qov
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Professional
MONROECOUNTY S7
INSPECTOR, CODE /
ENF, PK $41,678.24 -,
$51,055.45 PER YR 4p
HPW. //
REQ: Voc/Tech school,
3-5 yrs exp. VET PRF
AVAIL DRUGFREE
WRKPL E.O.E
DEADLINE: OPEN
UNTIL FILLED.
Leasa, 292-4557;
hromonroecounty-fl.gov
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275
Professional
Office Administrator
Financial Services firm
seeks responsible per-
son for administrative
and client service duties.
Excellent communication
skills required. Must be
personable, a self starter,
well organized and accu-
rate with details, please
send resume to:
877-577-6563 Edward
Jones 10065 Overseas
Hwy. Marathon.
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Banana Bay of Mara-
thon MM49.5 Hiring for .
housekeeping & restau-
rantbstaff, apply in person
4590 Overseas Hwy.


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Licensed Florida
Real Estate Agent
Immediate opening, on-site sales position
in Marathon, the Florida Keys. New home
development currently under construction
with upper-end yacht club.
Email resume to careers@gameplanrs.com
or call Gabriel Stephani VP Operations at
850-249-8125
www.marlinbay-keys.com
www.gameplanrs.com


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.


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SFully paid healthcare, 401 with match and letrement plan. Call 434-9033
or lax resume to 305-434-9040. VisiP us al ww.qrm mk.urq. EEOC/DFWP;
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Windy Day Plumbing >
Seeks mature, responsible

S, F/T Receptionist
L- Good phone skills & computer knowledge a must'
Must be able to handle multi phone lines.
" Good Pay & Benefits Pkg. E.O.E.
Please call Leah at
664-9701
MM 82.8 Islamorada


280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels


Waitress classifieds.
Full time. Experience Call to advertise
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HAWKS CAY
Join Our Award-Winning Team
at the New Hawks Cay
Hawks Cay seeks talented hospitality-mind-
ed professionals to lead us through our tran-
sition from island retreat to world-class
resort. Be a part of the most spectacular des-
tination in the Florida Keys.Take your career
further, only at the New Hawks Cay, the
Employer of Choice. We have immediate
opportunities available:
Guest Service Attendants Resort &
Marina Reservations
E-mail: hr@hawkscay.com
Fax: 305-289-3955
Call: 305-289-4698
Visit: Human Resources Office
61 Hawks Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, FL 33050
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THE A1MMOCKS AT MARATHON
A Bluegreen Resort
The Hammocks at Marathon
Join "Team Hammocks" and work in a fun
and exciting environment. We offer growth
opportunities, a competitive salary and
an excellent benefit package.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
IN-HOUSE MARKETING MGR.
Please email confidential resume to:
megan.reillv(S)bluegreencorp.com
or please apply in person:
1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
MM 48.2 Bayside EOE


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500
MERCHANDISE

575
Pets
Adorable pure breeds
and designer mixes,
including malteses,
yorkies, shelties, poms,
min pins, dachshunds,
beagles, bulldogs,
chihuahuas, pugs,
shih-tzus, labs, rotts,
shepherds and more.
800 Duval. 296-8008
590
Miscellaneous
Emeralds, Diamonds,
Tanzanite, beautiful
pieces, great prices.
Surprise someone for
Christmas. Must sell.
Appraisals available. Call
305731-5116.
Furniture &.Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 0/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Private CollectorWants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578
Rattan Futon; Beautiful
& Almost New! Queen
Firm Mattrs w.Tropical
Cvr. Local Del inc. (K.L).
$550 obo 305-360-0016.

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590
Miscellaneous


L*rtrK
Scuba Instruction -On
YourTime & Private
Lessons. Intro. Dive-
master (Call Today/Dive
today) 717-661-5503
Sofa bed, good cond.
$150.
wall units $50.
305-240-1285
Whitewash Bedroom
Set In great condition.
$550 Call to see
305-942-1813
8' Leisure Bay Boston
Billard Table:1-2yr,Mple
Hdwd ,Lthr pckts,exclt
cond, new $3100-incls:
5stks/rparkit/covr+ lite
$1650firm 305-393-4500'

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100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430


Stumped

q for Gift

SIdeas


Ii's funny
watching
history being
made

Be the first
.to own
Marathon's
debut DVD comedy hit,
featuring a cost of big-wigs roasting Mr.
Marathon Mike Puto.

DVD only $9.95
Buy More Than One..
For your Friends ..
And your Enemies!

All proceeds benefit the 19 agencies
supported By United Way of Monroe County

To reserve your gift DVD,
call 296-3464 or e-mail
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100
REA. ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
Affordable waterfront
homes! 1 to 3 BR's with
dockage, some with
views. Starting at $1600/
mo. 305-872-2750.
Big Pine Key 2/2 on
canal. Furnished all new.
$2,800.00 all included.
Seasonal, Jan to May.
305-395-8820
BPK Port Pine Hgts: 2/2
on canal plus 2/1 Guest
Suite, 2 ton boat lift &
enclosed garage. FL/S
$2250 mo. 745-1844
Duck Key, Exquisite 2/2,
SF Home, like new,
furnished, lease with
option. F/LS, $2,750 mo.
+ util. 305-766-0728
Duck Key, Quiet pres-
tigous neighborhood,
2/1, large living room,
modern kitchen, single
floor, garage, secluded
patio. 5 years old, excel-
lent condition,dockage
avail, long term.
$1850/mo. Available
1/1/08 305-289-0677 or
305-240-1423
Great location mm 100
2 bed, concrete home
Avail Jan 08. $1200
781-489-5375
Islamorada MM 89.5
seasonal b/s, 3/2 furn. hs,
c-ac, w/d, no smoke or
pets. F/L/S $2100 mo.
inc. util. 954-673-7933
Islamorada Waterfront
Home $2900/mo.
4/4 Call Tom
561-722-5237
Key Largo 2/2 Spacious;
canalfront, w/wrap-
around balcony and 1 car
garage. $2000/mo. yrly
305-910-8344
Key Largo, Stillwright
Point 3/2, beautiful, spa-
cious, stilt on canal.
Dock, grdn, W/D, AC/Ht,
1 yr lease $2000 + utils,
F/L/S 305-453-4083
Layton- Luxury 2/1 fully
furn. A/C, 29' dock, deck,
sat TV/cable, driveway -
parking, big kitchen.
$1800 mo. 305-205-6964
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710
Homes for Rent
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
305-872-3602 or cell:
305-481-4763
Little Torch Large 2/1
on canal, $1500/mo.
Also 3/2 $1700/mo.
AC, D/W, W/D. F/L/S.
305-393-0292
Marathon 2/1 $900/mo.
Deposit required.
Unfurnished. Call
305-743-1926 for an-
appointment.
Marathon 2/2 Large lot,
screened porch with wa-
ter view. $2000/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-2300
Marathon 2/2
Single family home.
880 50th Street Gulf.
$1200/mo. Pets OK Cell
#216-509-4400
Marathon 3 Bed, 2 Bath,
waterview. unfurnished.
$1800 mth. call
609-827-3653
Marathon- Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521
Marathon Waterfront
2/2 $1600/mo.
1/1 $1200/mo all utils inc.
Dock, no pets, F/L/S
305-743-5873
Old Tavernier all new
3BR/3BA home, large lot.
-$2,000 mo. F/US No
Smoking. 305-852-3783
Sombrero Isle, Mthn
Beautiful, 4400sf, dock
w/ lift, pool
4 bd / 3.5 ba. Seasonal/
yearly. 239-340-5731
712* Mobile Homes
for Rent
Lot For Rent
50'x 00' in Marathon.
$600 per month.
229-395-3395
Marathon 1/1.5 Canal
front, furn, dock, clean.
$1000/mo. + utils. Refs
+ credit check. 1 yr lease
305-743-0222 Avail 1/15
Marathon 1/1
Fully Furnished,
$1200/mo. everything
inc., F/L/S. Credit check
req. 305-731-4656
Marathon.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Seasonal Rental Water-
front 2/2, just renovated,
Beautiful view, no pets.
305-304-1239
725 Apt-Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Beautiful 1/1 Designer
Apt. 2nd Story overlooks
1 acre landscape. Pool &
spa, secure BPK,
screened outdoor porch,
2 sun decks. $1500/mo.
Incl all utilities. F/L/S.
Pets maybe. Ref's
please. 305-872-7055


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


Big Pine Key 1/1 furn on
swimming canal. A/C,
screened porch. No pets.
$1000/mo incl utils.
F/L/S. 305-872-2761
Big Torch 1/1 effcy on
canal. Quiet. $750 utils
incl. Jan thru March. 305-
515-0005,904-631-5673
BPK 2/1 Canal front
duplex. Clean, quiet,
W/D hook-up, storage,
seawall. $1200/mo.
F/L/S. 706-969-9082
BPK Pine Chanel Es-
tates. waterfront 2/1 pets
ok. $1400/mo F/L/S
786-229-0228


EXECUTIVE BAY 2BR,
1-1/2BA. $1,500 mo.
YEAR LEASE.
305-439-7680
Grassy Key large effcy
apt on the beach, open
ocean view. No pets.
Quiet area. Fully furn. All
utils incl. $1050/mo. Long
term only. 305-743-7277
Grassy Key Sm 1 bed rm
w/screen porch. All uti!s
inc. No pets. $900/mo.
F/S 305-731-0280

KCB 2/1
On canal. $1300/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-0008
KCB 2/2 Oceanfront
condo. 1 yrlease. $1800
mo. 743-4123,239-774-
7706, cell 603-548-9903.
Also for sale
Key Colony Bch unfurn
1bd, 1ba apt.$900 +
elect. No smoking, no
pets, no W/D. 6 mo lease
renewable. F/L/S. Ref's.
743-4133-
Key Colony Beach 4/4
Furnished, like new half
duplex, 37.5' dock, hot
tub, new gas grill, patio
furn. $3000/mo. Call Dan
414-262-4088
Key Largo waterfront
O0S MM95 Lg. 1/1 Furn,
W/D. $995/mo. Desired
neighborhood.
305-393-6986.


Long Key: Beautiful bay
view, 2/1, tile floors, very
nice. $1500 mo, utilities
inc. 1-904-382-5767
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
Half duplex
$900 F/L/S avail 12/15
305-743-2300
Marathon 1/1
Large yard, lots of off-
street parking. $950/mo.
+ utils. F/L/S Call
305-743-7353


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immaculate
Marathon 2/1 Ground
floor, tile floors through-
out, new W/D. $1200/mo.
F/L/S Avail Jan. 1
305-743-5555'
Marathon 2/1 Ocean
view half duplex. Clean,
no pets. Will consider
lease option. $1450/mo.
F/L/S 386-299-3852
Marathon 2/1 tile floors,
Cent. A/C. on canal w/
boat slip, $1200/mo F/S
No pets. 305-481-4840
Marathon 2/2 on canal
on 89th St Oceanside.
W/D. Avail. now.
$1700/mo.
305-481-4835
MARATHON -2BR, 1.5
BA on Canal w/Water
Views. Step from your
covered patio onto your
boat! Large & unique,
.Dade Cty Pine & tile. Util
& dockage incl. Adjacent
boathouse available.
$1850/mo. F/L/S
743-5667
Marathon Dynamic
oceanfront condo with 3
way water views and 35'
dockage. $2500/mo. or
$6000 for JAN MAR
(305) 360-7968 or
joanninthekeys@.
bellsouth.net
Marathon Efficiency,
walk to shopping, large
yard, tile floors, quiet
area. $775/mo F/S
319-631-0069
Marathon Lovely 1 bdrm
condo. Pool, Tennis,
Ocean View. $1,400/mo.
F/US. No pets. Marathon
Key R.E. 305-743-9088
Marathon,Lrg 111
$900/mo 6 mo. lease.
--Flex terms. F/L/S
305-743-0963
Marathon Units
2/2$1050
3/2.5 Waterfront; fur-
nished. $1975
Plus Utils, No pets F/L/S
Call 289-3984
Marathon Waterfron 2/1
Unfurnished, pets OK
$1750/mo includes elec/
water, F/S. Avail now
305-942-1497 Bryan
MM 1052BR/1BA2nd
floor of triplex, c/ac, quiet
str, new carpet, pvt yard,
until incl. $1,275 mo.
954-549-8779
MM 90, on canal.
1 bd apt $850 incl utils.
2 bd apt $1100 + utils.
Dockage available.
772-546-5855

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5651


MTHN Little Venice 1/1 ,
duplx, nicelyfurn, new
tile fls, granite cntr & appi,
central air, W/D, fenced
yd. $1100.954-295-0717
Oceanfront 1 bdr apt.
furn incl utilities $1300.
1st & L Beach, Tiki,
Private, call NOW
305-393-7718
Port Largo Large A
1-28R/1 BA apt. Deep
water dockage avail.
F/L/S. Refs. $1600 nego
Incl utils 954-439-1854
740 Roommates-
Rooms for Rent
Seeking 40+ quiet,
wrkng, fem. to share fum.
twnhse in Mrthn. Priv.
room/bath. No smkg/
drugs/pets. Must like
cats. $900 utils inc, F/S
+ refs. 743-9660 after 6
750
Vacation Rentals v
Condo 1 BR, priv beach
dock, all new interior,
furn. MM 92 No smoking
or pets. 305-343-2991
Duck Key 3/3
Pool, canal,
ocean views,
239-784-9636
Hawks Nest Timeshare
Luxury ocean front 1/1 for
Christmas week: 12/22 -
12/29. $995
(609)972-1846
Islamorada Ven Shores.
Beautiful home on water
with heated pool, spa &
70' dock. 703-403-4218
Key Colony Beach
Luxurious villa, 3000 sq
ft. 30' dock, 3/2 + study,
sleeps 6. Private beach.-
Week/Mo. 305-804-7184
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591


Long Key: Beautiful bay
view, 2/1, tile floors, very
nice. Utilities included.
1-904-382-5767
Lovely waterfront
locations by the month.
Prices start at $3,500.
Discounts available for
longer stays. Waterfront- -
Specialists.
800-342-6398.
Marathon 2/2 Home with
open water views. Tiki,-
dock, nicely furnished.
No smoking, no pets.
305-743-5444
-CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


ISLAMORADA MM 74
Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
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750
Vacation Rentals
,, Marathon Large 1 Bed-
room furnished condo.
Pool, tennis, laundry and
dock. Easy Ocean & Gulf
access. $2200/mo.
727-937-8186
Mth/Coco Plum 1/1
condo 1stfl, waterfront,
oceanside. Big boat dkge
+ ramp. Pool, tennis.
,,A $2600 mo. 305-731-5522
790 Business
Property for Rent
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 200 sq ft.
Comm. prop. for rent.
107th St Gulf $350/mo.
Walt 305-743-8868
Marathon small office
$400/month. Also, yard
space available. Located
. on US 1.305-743-7277
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces from
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call Lin-
da at 305-304-5840
TAVERNIER TOWNE:
Rare opportunity! Exist-
ing hair salon for lease in
WinnDixie and Pier One
anchored shopping cen-
ter. Commodore Realty
305-365-2600x40.
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795
Miscellaneous
OPEN YARD SPACE
Available for rent. 50 sq.
ft. to 10,000 sq ft. Call for
pricing. 305-743-7277
800
REAL ESTATE SALES
810
Homes for Sale
Affordable Luxury
Living
Homes for sate. Starting
at$499K. Many units to
choose from, water
views. Contact Dave
Sullivan 305-731-5521
Big Pine Key 2/2 Canal
front, double sized lot,
view of open water.
3625 Treasure Island St.
$559K. 305-684-8663


Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$370K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Marathon 2/3 OPEN
HOUSE Sat/Sun 12-4!
75 Ft dock, pool, exc
rental hist. $995K Furn
305-289-8879; or www.
bruceGourthouse.com!

IWaterfront
Marathon luxury home.
OPEN Sat/Sun 12-4pm
3br/2ba, 105 Ft Dock
$2.1 M; 305-289-8879
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5.3 Waterfront AC in Florida Keys
Redevelopment Opportunity!
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January 10 at12 PM E.T.
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Big Pine Key, FL
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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


810
Homes for Sale
Marathon MM 50.3/2 +
loft. Waterfront West
Indies style home with
heated pool, outdoor
entertaining area with
bar, flat screen tv, & hot
tub. Library, gym &
garage. Beautiful
landscaping with heated
outdoor shower.
$965,000 Call 305
304-6833 Iv message.
PALM HARBOR
HOMES 4/2 Tile Floor,
Energy Package Deluxe
loaded, over 2,200 sq.ft.
30th Anniversary Sale
Special Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color
Brochures 800-622-2832

Waterfront
Paradise Delivered In
Key Largo. Incredible
views, dock, marina,
pool, tennis. 55+ Comm.
All for under $700K see
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REAL ESTATE
AGENTS new or experi-
enced who wantto in-
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2008...Coldwell Banker
Schmitt, the Keys #1 real
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yourfinancial goals.
Even in a slower market
our agents earn $100K,
$200K, $300K and up!
Call Carolyn
305-289-6487, email:
carolyn@
keystokeys.com or stop
by any Coldwell Banker
Schmitt office for details
today!
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Immediate Occupancy.
Roomy, bright, clean and
furnished. 1 bedroom
40' Sliding glass doors, 2
slide-out. Marathon wa-
terfront park. Site rent
$385 $25,500 Poss.
Terms 305-479-5544
Marathon 35' 111 with full
length covered deck. Has
new a/c, gas stove,
blinds. Gas grill, lot rent
$550. Asking $21,500
305-619-0459
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn2/2, 1400sq ft.
C/ air, new tile, covered
porch. $59,000 plus lot
rent. 305-766-0650
Marathon. No Realtors.
2bd, 2ba. W/D, on
deeded lot, with building
rights. TBR available.
Live year-round or just
holidays. Can be a rental
weekly or monthly. Easy
access to Atlantic, boat
ramp, dockage available.
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812 Mobile Homes 890 Business
for Sale Property for Sale


More Than A Home
Completely remodeled 3
bedroom posss. 4) 2
bath home, yard, com-
pletely fenced with de-
tached 15 x 30 shop/
office/? with generator
system. Priced below ap-
praised value at
$289,700 Call for appt.
305-453-9893
MTH OCEAN FRONT
2/1 Double-wide. Must
see, low rent. Unbeliev-
able! $25K OBO
305-743-1926
Summerland Key
MM 25.40' 2 bedroom
Coachman. $7000.
$650 lot rent.
Call 305-360-2218.

825 Condo
Duplex for Sale
KCB Waterfront 1 BI1 B.
$345K obo.
Ownerfinancing avail.
305-481-0723
Marathon Townhouse
Condo 2/1.5, New cabs,
granite, c'top, tile fl.,on
canal w/dockage, pool,
$470K,call 305.743.5190

845 Other Florida
for Sale

ATTENI10M'1
Home for sale in Ocala,
Florida. 2700 sq. ft with
large porch and pool.
Two miles from hospitals.
3 bedroom 2 1/2 baths 2
fireplaces, office on 2/3 of
an acre. $379,000.
352-629-3722 or
joberliesicox.net

880 *Lots Acreage
for Sale
Bahamas Lots for sale.
$39K& up. Waterview,
Waterfront & Hilltops.
Power & water avail.
Financing if needed.
863-293-2740
dlipscol @tampabay.rr.
com
Big Pine Key, Canal Lot,
build today, Drs. Arm,
new section. PERMITS
IN HAND, cleared 60'X
100' By Owner, motivat-
ed seller. 954-396-2292


KCB Duplex PO View
60x1 10 lot. Build now no
ROGO. Block 2 lot38.
Lowest priced on the
Island $349K.
440-503-4273

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Marina For Sale 1015
15th St Ocean. Marathon
FL.
6 Unit Apartmnent
building, w/ 3 50' slips
that also holds a hotel
license. 92 Hendricks
Isle, Ft. Lauderdale
850-370-6223
895
Miscellaneous

T.B.R
Build Now!
$225K
305-731-0280

TBR
Reasonable price.
305-743-4762
2 Marathon Market Rate
TBR's Build on your lot
now, no waiting. $95,000
each. 305-289-3984

1100.
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
14' Carolina Skiff with
25hp Yamaha, 4-stroke,
bimini. With trailer.
$4600.305-731-3386
17' Boston Whaler 90hp
Yamaha '96, trailer, cov-
er, polling platfrom, ste-
reo, fishfinder $13,500
obo 305-379-4900
17' Mako'95,90 Merc.
$6000.
Runs good.
305-451-2951.
18' Seahunt 2003,
w/2003F 115HP 4 stroke
Johnson. Call Shelter
Bay Marine, 743-7008
23' 2000 Century CC,
225 Yamaha Saltwater,
low hours, new VHF,
GPS, stereo. Incl trailer!
Clean boat, must see!
$25.000. Call 743-3042
23' May-Craft 2003,
w/2003F 200HP Yama-
ha. Call Shelter Bay
Marine, 743-7008
25' 04 Crest/Maurell
Sport Fish Pontoon Boat
w/ trailer and an 04 Ya-
maha 90hp O/B motor.
BANK REPO Best Offer
subject to a min. asking
price of $5,000 Call RJ
305-292-4084
27' Lindsay 162 perkins,
GPS, sturdy old fishing
boat. $8975
305-879-2003
28'2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$57K. 305-743-3436
28' Delta'90 Fish/Cruise.
Flybridge, 3208 Cat low
hrs, 2 V bunks, shwr/hd,
h/c water, thru hatch A/C,
many xtras. $28,000.
305-743-6249

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1150
Power Boats
32' 01 Century
Fully rigged, electronics
and tower. $79,000
305-743-7008
33' 89 Motoryacht
37'LOA/12' Beam, Fully
Equiped. Exc Cond.
$31,500.745-1844
45'1989 Corinthian
Catamaran, 49 passen-
ger (expired) project.
$60K Ft. Lauderdale lo-
cation. 954-467-7000
riomarineobellsouth.net


60' Guthrie Sport Fish-
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. $60K.
Health forces sale.
731-632-0066
1999 HydraSport 212
Cuddy Walkaround like
new with 150 Johnson
runs great/ trailer nego-
tiable/12k. 305-393-3470
cell/ hm. 305-517-2685

BLOWOUT

SALE!!!
2 -2007 26' CC Albins
deisels, bring offers! 7
Mile Marina, Gulf Coast
Yacht Sales.
305-481-6232 or
305-743-6368
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543

= MUSTSELL
Must sell! Cobia 226,
Sport Deck w/ cover +
trailer- Runs great.
$14,000 OBQ. Call
305-360-6906
1160
Sailboats
32' 1974 Irwin Center
cockpit, aft cabin, shoal
draft. Great roomy live
aboard, project boat.
$3500 305-743-4719
36' FG Motor Sailor,
center cockpit, hard top,
ready to cruise or live
aboard, good cond. w/
many extras, $12,500.
terms possible,
305/323-5362
36' TIVAR
Triamaran.
$7500.
305-451-3332.
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
.06 Evinrude Etech
90HP Runs perfect. Shift
box, prop & cables inc. 18
mos. warr. NADA $6600
Sac. for$5500 obo. Call
305-360-1404.


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1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Coco Plum Legal Livea-
board slip. Deep Water
Dock. $500/mo.
910-540-6567
Dockage Avail. Non-
liveaboard up to'50ft.
Easy ocean access,
great for sportfishing.
$15/ft/mo. 305-289-0285
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryer for res.
$585.305-731-3386
Marathon Deep Water
dock. Easy access to
ocean or gulf, util avail.
Reasonable rates. Call
305-393-2825 today!!!
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
48'X 14' Houseboat
Islamorada, 1/2 Share.
Fantastic location, too
much to mention.
www.eyecandyhouse
boat.com $12K
403 Lobster Certs $45
each, approximately 100
traps inc at no extra cost.
941-780-0366 or
941-966-5755
(2) 2002 Polaris 1200
ski's w/trlr. $6500,OBO.
Very fast. Call
786-255-2888.
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869
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Miscellaneous


ATIhUSJON
All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
Coco Plum.
Liveaboard boat slip.
$450/mo. + tax. Inc. util.
Call DD 289-6486.
Commercial fish zoned
storage yard for sale. MM
25 on US1. Forkliftfor
$4,950. Trap bouys $.50
ea. 305-289-0064
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor 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
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
Stonecrab trap & tag for
sale $15 each, '04 20' flat
bed trailer & '95 Ford
F250 P/U for sale $3K
each obo. 305-304-7043

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Central Florida Eco-Friendly Subdivision
* Environmentally Friendly Models
* 10 Acre Home Sites in the low $200s
* 1700 Acres Laced with Bridle Paths
* Adjacent to 53,000 Acres of State Forest
Owner Financing with Low $$ Down!

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TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
00 Chevy Cavalier,
Automatic, 4 dr, drives
well, good condition.
$3,300 305-304-2351
90 Corvette, new
interior (03), perf. chip,
perf. throttle body, fresh
tuneup, clean. $10,700 or
trade for pickup.
305-951-6875.
00 Ford Mustang Con-
vertible White w/ Black
Top, Over 100K miles
BANK REPO Best Offer
Call RJ 305-292-4084
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convertible. Ask for
photos at captr2@aol.
cor Mint, 80K miles,
$13k B/O. 305-743-8438


06 Chrysler 300
6 liter hemi, 6k miles.
White, gray leather. GPS.
Fully loaded. 289-7588
1992 5.0 Mustang.
Clean, hatch back, stereo
system, 250 amps.
Original paint. $4500.
305-731-3386
1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Lowtop, dual A/C,
TVNCR. $6950.
305-451-4555
02 F250 Superduty
ExCab, 8ft bed, 86k,
rack, new tires, work
boxes. $11,500 OBO
305-304-8804
85 Dodge Pick-up
truck. V-81vith bedliner.
Great work truck. $700.
305-731-3386.
06 Chevy Avalanche.
Z71, 4WD, leather, navi-
gation, 23K miles, non-
smoker, XM radio, Bose
audio, excl: cond.,
$28.750 305-393-7388
97 Jeep Wranger SE w/
soft top, alum wheels,
new tires. 47k mi. Don't
miss this one!! $6,500.
Call 393-2825 today!!
68 Ford F100
Rebuilt engine.
Many new parts.
$3200.
305-509-2986

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Recreational Vehicles
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and tiAQel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's, MM 100,451-4555
01 Truck camper
& 03 Chevy Dually Die-
sel 15K Mi A/C, gen. PKG
DEAL $33,900
305-451-4555
05 Toy Hauler TT 31'
Fleetwood, like newi
$18,500 obo.
305-451-4555

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First State Bank of the Florida Keys takes pride in
congratulating Regional President Bette Brown for
being Voted "Woman of the Year" for the 3rd time!
Bette's dedication to the Keys is exemplified by her
active participation in countless community service
organizations including: the Monroe County
Workforce Housing Task Force, Key Largo Chamber,
Rotary and Mariner's Hospital Foundation Board.
Join us in congratulating Bette and her team of banking
professionals whose outstanding customer service and
community leadership led First State Bank to be voted
"Best Business" in the Upper Keys.

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