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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 22, 2007
Frequency: semiweekly[<1984-1997>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marathon (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Monroe County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Marathon
Coordinates: 24.726389 x -81.040278 ( Place of Publication )
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F L ORI.DA KEYS


P S D 2 2 .
^ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2007 i C, CI iTE T '' 20." KE',t: iCi


Resolve

By ALYSON CREAN Moves
acriujr,'i.,e rc,-, niVr n


A ne\\ Keys-specific
Christmas song rings
through for the holidays.
and speaking of holidays.
there's no shortage of events
from nhich to choose coun-
tvi, ide. All that and more in
L'Attitudes. starting on Page
41 of your Keyoili'r today.



Bonded out
SammN Saniamaria, sus-
pected in a November bur-
glary and arson spree in the
Upper Keys. is sprung from
jal on $262.000 bond. See
story. Page 10.

Off to prison
Eight suspected migrant
smugglers receive a com-
bined 31 Nears in federal
prison follow\ ing their con-
victions or guilty pleas. See
store Page 17.

Lots of plaques
HoL many plaques has
Marathon Cirl Manager
Mike received in his nearly
60 \ears? Enough that he
needs a separate storage site
for them. See story. Page 33.



Bu.ine ,, ........ 27
Clasifiedis . .. . 61
Li. ing ...... .. . 33
Obituarie ... .. .... 25
Opinion ....... .. .
Sports/Outdoors ... 55
CrosjL.ord .L Attituclec




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Dissol\ing the city of
Marathon and the .illage of
Ilamorada would Lertainlh ha'e
a linancal impact. But no one
kno'.'.s \ hat that \would be.
"The impact is not on the
cir." state Rep Ron Saunders


to umncorporate Marathon, village
tep as Saunders seeks workshop


said. "If they unincorporated,
w hat happens to financial obliga-
tions? When the county was
flush, that might not have been an
issue."


Wednesday, Acting County
Administrator Debbie Frederick
asked the Monroe County
Commission for guidance after
Saunders' office requested a
workshop to explore the possible
dissolution of both municipalities.


Photo by BOB CARE/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU
Jason Schwenke is towed by a Christmas wreath-decorated sea scooter off Key Largo
Thursday. During the holiday season, Schwenke is donning a Santa Claus suit to provide
divers an opportunity to be photographed underwater with St. Nick in exchange for
donations to a local children's center.


No holiday for some


By KEVIN WADLOW
Serm,:.r sr'.il \k'r i:r
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E\ er bod\ get, a ida\ ollf on
Chrisimas except those \ ho
don't.
For man\ In thi Flonrda Kc\
,'orl-kfrce. Tuesday a ill be
another da\ on the job
Chnsimas or not.


"Iit' what we do. This is a
24-hour. 365-day profession,"
said Debbie Premaza, a regis-
tered nurse with the Tavernier
office of Hospice Care of
Southeast Florida.
"And 366 on leap year,"
added co.-worker Diane Bell.
Medical staff, law-enforce-


ment officers and restaurant
workers will be among those
putting hours on the clock while
most of us enjoy Christmas and
New Year's.
"You know before you go
into the law-enforcement pro-
fession that there will be times
when you have to work holidays


See CHRISTMAS /2


ER.COM I 25 CENTS




le?

Voters incorporated Islamorada
in 1997 and Marathon in 1999.
"I'm not taking a position,"
Saunders told the Keynoter.
"That's what the voters and the
cities need to decide."
The issue is nothing new,
Islamorada Village Councilman
Chris Sante said.

See DISSOLVE / 5


Mortgage


lessons


learned

With market woes,
experts say know
what's affordable
By SAM NISSEN
snissen@keynoter.com

In Wednesday's Keynoter,
one Key West family's sad tale of
borrowing unfolded like so many
across the nation.
Martha Monticello, a 58-year-
old Key West woman, is belea-
guered by medical costs and car-
ing for an extended family. Her
rising costs and inability to earn
have put her so far behind on
house payments that her mort-
gage company is foreclosing on
her home.
On a house she once pur-
chased for about $210,000, she
now owes just shy of $600,000.
The county's most recent
appraised value puts the home's
worth at about $520,000.
With a little help, a lot of
research and new regulation,
most new homebuyers can avoid
Monticello's fate.
New lending rules are expect-
ed to take effect in 2008 that will
severely limit what are known as
See FORECLOSURE / 4


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Keys News


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Forecast: Increasing
clouds and chance of
rain. Winds moderate.



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Lueders adds more to suit


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


Richard Lueders, father of
carbon-monoxide victim Tom
Lueders, has named more defen-
dants in the civil lawsuit over his
son's death, an assistant to
Monroe County Circuit Court
Judge David Audlin confirmed.
A Susan Lueders is also
named as a plaintiff in the case.
The defendant list for the new
suit includes Bituminous
Casualty Corp., Bituminous Fire
and Marine Insurance Co. and
Smithers Construction Inc.
On Dec. 27, 2006, Thomas
Lueders, 26, of Washington,


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D.C., died of carbon-monoxide
poisoning at the DoubleTree
Grand Key Resort in Key West.
Father and son were discov-
ered by Grand Key General
Manager Steve Robbins, who
attempted cardiopulmonary
resuscitation on Thomas Lueders.
Robbins later resigned.
Authorities determined the
carbon monoxide came from a
boiler room adjoining the
Lueders' fourth-floor guest room.
They said the leak was due to
faulty repair work.
Richard Lueders was hospital-
ized and recovered in a day.


In May, staff with Monroe
County State Attorney Mark
Kohl's office said the resort's
actions couldn't be considered
criminal.
In previous, wrongful-death
lawsuits dating to January, Key
Hospitality and Healthcare Ltd.,
Heartland Hotel Corp., Hilton
Hotels Corp. and Robbins are
named as defendants.
Others who stayed at the
DoubleTree at the time have also
sued, claiming sickness from car-
bon monoxide.
The resort reopened this past
March 1 to 27.8 percent capacity
after a two-month closure'follow-
ing Leuders' death.


No day off for many


CHRISTMAS / From 1


and will be away from your fam-
ily," said Sgt. David Carey, a 16-
year veteran of the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office. "It's one
of those sacrifices that our fami- .lt .
lies make, as well as the officers."
The idea of sacrifice will be
especially on the minds of offi-
cers this year, he said, after the
Dec. 13 death of fellow Deputy
Robin Tanner in a car crash while
on duty in Marathon.
"That hit all of us hard, espe-
cially the folks down in
Marathon," Carey said. "That
really brings it home."
Deputies generally go by their
regular work schedules, and if a :
holiday falls on a normal work-
day, so be it, Carey said.
"What's nice this year is that a
lot of guys who don't have to
work volunteered to come for a
half-day so our deputies can Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
enjoy at least part of the day with Jessi Hood, a licensed practical nurse, adds a touch of cheer
their families," Carey said. while decorating the office tree at Hospice Care of Southeast
Some restaurants open at least Florida.
part of the day so families can go
out for a meal rather than staying "Everybody is in a good because of the holiday," said
home to cook and clean up. mood, and you're there to help Premaza.
"On our menu;, everything will people feel better," said Jessi For law enforcement,
be the same," said Sandy Lin at Hood, a licensed practical nurse Christmas usually is quieter than
the Great Wall Chinese with Hospice Care. "I like it." most days for law-enforcement
Restaurant in Tavernier. "Just like Said Waynich, "You get to see officers, Carey said. "When it
every other day." the families of the patients, and gets toward the end of the year, it
"When you have to work, you for those who don't have a lot of gets busier because you have
have to work," said Al Waynich, visitors, you try to do something both those who are in really good
a registered nurse on staff at Key to make them comfortable. It's spirits, and those who are not."
West Convalescent Center for 12 taking care of people who need to "I think there's kind of a spe-
years. "Nights,' birthdays, all be taken care of." cial bond between people who
kinds of things." "There's a real desire to be out work on Christmas," said Bell at
But working the holiday can there with people who are sick or the Hospice office. "We know
Sha e adaevto. ; e hu Arini.tad mighfe.el -wois0e 'hat it's about." i
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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.




Due to an editing error,
a headline in a news brief
in Wednesday's edition
incorrectly stated which
airline is starting service
between Key West and
Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 16. It's
USAir.


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The following upcom-
ing government meetings
are scheduled for broad-
cast on Comcast
Channel 76:
Today: Islamorada
Village Council (repeat),
10 a.m.
Wednesday: County
Commission (repeat), 5
p.m.
Thursday: County
Planning Commission
(repeat), 5 p.m.









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Saturday, December 22, 2007


Keys News


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our past


Numbers rising


A Christmas tree stands
in the nuddle of the 500
block of Duval Street in
front of the former Kre',
store. now Fast Buck
Freddie's. The Kress store.
the Hotel La Conch and
the Boat Bar at 503
can be seen in this
1950 photograph.
Photo courtesy
MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY


DECEIBEP 23, 2007

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a Mry Chlis tuln





Celebrate Christmas
\vith Keys Sunday

Also:
HGTV's dream
home is a nightmare
for some winners
New water
........ 1 restrictions loom
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S, Mortgage crisis hits
.-. home for the Keys
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The number of home fore-
closures in Monroe Countr has
skyrocketed the past year.
Follow in aie some numbers
from Circuit Court:
Foreclosures filed in 2007
(as of Dec. 19): Around 2.000.
Those not resolved between the
lender arid mnrt-'age holder that
led to the home being returned
to the lender: 792.
Foreclosures filed in
200o: 1.305. Those not
resolved bemieen the lender
and mortgage holder that led to
the home being returned to the
lender: 323.
"What happens is that a lot
ot people get caught up in


adjustable-rate mortgages" and
the\ continue to rise," Key
Vest mortgage broker Pat
Labrada said.
Nlany foreclosures are
resoli ed b the lender agreeing
to forego some interest pay-
ments and other ways, he said.
"That's the last thing a
lender wants to do, is fore-
close," he said.
Labrada said the best way to
avoid foreclosure is to inform
your lender of \our financial
trouble before it's too late. After
Iour mortgage payment is 30
da s past due, a foreclosurecan
be filed


Use local lenders


FORECLOSURE / From 1

"exotic" mortgages. Those loans
were intended for those with poor
credit history but were also
extended to buyers who could not
meet their monthly payments.
SThat practice, financed by cre-
ative Wall Street risk packaging
and phantom debt ratings, has
contributed to a general poor bill
of health for the American econ-
omy.
New lending rules, introduced
by the Federal Reserve, include
protections from hidden fees,
banning certain predatory adver-
*tising and allowing homebuyers
to sue lenders who violate the
standards. Unlike previous rules,
these would apply to many differ-
ent types of mortgages regardless
of the type of lending institution.
Other protections offered in
the Federal Reserve plan include
.requiring all borrowers to show
proof of income or collateral.
And adjustable rates- couldn't
make owners' payments rise
above what they could reason-
ably pay.
But the new rules will not do
anything to protect current home-
owners like Monticello.
Without any intervention, as
many as 2 million homes, are
expected to enter foreclosure in
the coming two and a half years.
The Keys are not without a large
swath of foreclosures, but riot
because of predatory lending,
says Kurt Lewin, executive vice
president of First State Bank.
Instead, local buyers simply


exceeded their means, he says.
Investment properties were mak-
ing real-estate flippers more than
20 percent profit each year during
the height of the speculation.
Buyers took out second mort-
gages on their homes to buy these
properties far exceeding what
they could afford assuming
they could sell for a profit. When
the market soured, so did their
prospects of affording their loans.
Lewin recommends every
homebuyer do some simple
math: Will your debts car pay-
ments, mortgages, etc. add up
to more than 45 percent of your
pre-tax monthly income? If so,
don't buy. You can't afford it. Be
sure to factor insurance and taxes
into consideration, he says.
And never borrow from some-
one who won't carry your debt or
share your community.
Like when buying electronics,
"It's much different if your retail-
er is local," he says. "The closer
to the decision maker you are, the
easier it is for you to work with
the lender and the lender to work
with you."
For those who might already
be in a debt pit, he says call your
lender now. National mortgage
brokers sell mortgages to con-
glomerates and securities firms,
so tracking down who now owns
the debt might be best left a cred-
it counselor.
Visit www.hud.gov/fore
closure/index.cfm for more.

This report was supple-
mented with material from
McClatchy Tribune.


Keynoter







eys News


Saturday, December 22, 2007 5


'County

is broke'


DISSOLVE / From 1

"Every year there's someone
who wants to unincorporated he
said. "If it goes to public vote
and the public says they want to
unincorporated, I support that."
But he says he doubts the sen-
timents of a few reflect the desires
of the rest of his community.
Sally Buelher is spearheading
the -campaign to unincorporated
Marathon. She said she has well
more than 10 percent of the city's
registered voters on petitions
calling for a vote.
The person spearheading the
effort to unincorporated
Islamorada, Bob Page, couldn't
be reached Friday.
Saunders 'said there's no
requirement for petitions, and
that he recommended it just so he
could get a read on local senti-
ment.
If the county agrees to take
back the municipalities' functions
and properties, he would intro-
duce a bill in March that would
put the question on local ballots.
"The major benefit is lower
taxes," Buelher said. "Probably
secondly is that corruption is so
pervasive, so entrenched in
Marathon."
Marathon Mayor Pete
Worthington said there's always
been an undercurrent of a few
who are dissatisfied with the city.
"That's what elections are
for," he said. "You don't like-the
way it's being done, get in there
and do something different. You
get to clean house once a year in
Marathon."
He said Marathon residents
might not be happy trading in
what he says is a fiscally respon-
sible city.
"The last time I looked, the
county is broke," Worthington
said.
"If the cities were to unincor-
porate and be assumed back into
the county," County Attorney
Suzanne Hutton said, "we would
have to take over their debt reser-
voirs as well as their government
responsibilities. I don't yet know
the differential of assets and
debts, so I really can't comment."
At Wednesday's County
Commission meeting, Mayor
Sonny McCoy said the issue
should go before the two munic-
ipal councils before the' county
even considers it.


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Keys Opinion


Never stop believing

in the joy of Santa

From the Editorial Page of The New York Sun, 1897:

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communica-
tion below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that
its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa
Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me
the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected
by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except
they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensi-
ble by their little minds.
All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are lit-
tle. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his
intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as meas-
ured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and
knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love
and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound
and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary
would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as
dreary as if there were no Virginias.
There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to
make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment,
except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood
fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in
fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the
chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you
did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove?
Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa
Claus.
The most real things in the world are those that neither children
nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of
course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can
conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable
in the world.
You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise
inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the
strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men
that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance,
can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beau-
ty and-glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world
there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus? Thank God he lives and lives.forever. A thou-
sand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from
now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

KEYNOTER
Wayne Markham ......................... .Publisher
Larry Kahn .................................. Editor
Melanie Elder .............. .......Marketing Director
Kathie Bryan ........ ............. .Financial Director
Todd Swift ...................... Production Director
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Contents copyright 2007 Keynoter Publishing Co.


Put Big Pine sewers on the front burner


EDITOR:
At its Dec. 19 meeting, the Monroe County
Commission again did not initiate planning for
the Big Pine Key wastewater system (discus-
sion of a future tax to fund it does not qualify
as a start).
Here is-my question: Is Big Pine invisible to
the commissioners? What will it take for them
to recognize Big Pine as being equal to the
other islands? Their repeated inaction renders
the odds of having an operational Big Pine
wastewater system by the July 2010 state dead-
line (or perhaps even a year later) slim to none
- the consequences to each Big Pine home-
owner from them deliberately missing the
deadline will be enormous.
The attempt by Commissioner Dixie Spehar
at the meeting to exempt Big Pine from a
January tax assessment because Big Pine's sit-
uation is complicated is, of course, misguided;
however, the remaining four commissioners are


not without blame because they were content
to take no wastewater action except that of a
feeble future tax possibility, as though that
would demonstrate adequate progress toward
planning.
OK, commissioners, pay attention. Here is
what you must do. Yes, pass a tax assessment,
but that is a woefully inadequate step for the
current crisis. They must immediately transfer
(borrow?) funds from other less-critical needs
(to name a few of my candidates, outside
lawyers, the county air force, developer-enrich-
ing "affordable housing") and jump-start plan-
ning and design of the Big Pine wastewater
system. Next week is clearly too late, but-bet-
ter then than continuation of the current
malaise.
Call a special meeting now and take real
action.
Richard Janisch
Big Pine Key


Candidate takes issue with story, letter


EDITOR:
[Re: The story on Spencer Slate being
fined $8,000 by the state Divisidn of elec-
tions for campaign spending violations]:
While I am flattered that letter writer Kurt
Rockenbach seems to have his focus of
attention on me and my past campaign for
state House, I do hope he finds a life before
the next election cycle. I also applaud any-
one who seeks to run for any elected office
and put themselves out to the public for
scrutiny in an effort to make things better
.and do the wishes of our people.
There are many Kurts out there and they
sure come out in print, never in person. Even
though I have never had the honcr of meet-
ing Kurt, he never showed up at the dozens
of public forums. I do, however, agree with
Kurt on one issue my campaign is my

Kids thank you for the toys
EDITOR:
A special heartfelt thank you to everyone
who helped make the Monroe County Toyz
for Keyz Kidz drive a success again this
year. As you may know, 100 percent of all of
your donated toys and monetary donations
stay right, here in the Keys.
To all the individuals, clubs, organiza-
tions, businesses and members of the law
enforcement community, your.generosity
enabled us to make Christmas a reality by
giving gifts and certificates for Christmas
dinner to more than 250 children and their
families. Thank you also to the Salvation
Army, the First Baptist Church, Santa, his
reindeer dog, Marine Bank and Pepsi and
their staff for food and drinks, and to all the
elves who helped with distribution.
A very Merry Christmas and happy and
healthy new year to all.
Capt. Bob Peryam
Sheriff's Office
Marathon


responsibility, good or bad, and I took great
exception and wrote a letter to Keynoter
reporter Alyson Crean concerning [my] com-
ments that the only reason I didn't pursue the
campaign spending matter further was not to
hurt [campaign treasurer] Bill Andersen.
The interview when Ms. Crean called me
was on my boat five minutes after I came up
from a dive with 20 people on the boat and
lasted 15 minutes. We talked candidly (obvi-
ously too candid) and my friend Bill
Andersen was not the topic of discussion.
Bill is a fair and just man and never have I
or any of his-hundreds of clients questioned
his intentions or honesty; he did me a big
favor volunteering his time and talent in my
campaign.
So give me a call sometime or better yet,
drop by my dive store and visit when I am
wearing my wrinkled shorts and T-shirt. Do
bring your "proof" of me "paying myself"
from my campaign; it will come in handy
later.
Spencer Slate
Key Largo
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of lists.
Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters
will not be published.
Include a daytime phone number
(which will not be published) where you
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Keys Opinion


Saturday, December 22, 2007


Expect a parking crunch
EDITOR:
This is for all those traveling out of or picking up
visitors at Key West International Airport over the
holiday season.
Due to ongoing construction of our new terminal
and parking facilities, we continue to lose space to
make way for the improvements. Our available park-
ing/spaces are very limited at this time.
If you are dropping off or picking up parties at the
airport, please be prepared to do so curbside in front
of the terminal. If you are flying out, may we suggest
you have a friend drop you off curbside, or take a
taxi or even the city bus.
Anyone needing to leave their vehicle with us,
please give.yourself extra time, as we may need to
have you park in an alternate lot, in which case you
will need to prepay. Please have cash on hand, as our
parking lot is not set up to accept credit cards at this.
time. Our parking rates are $8 daily and $40 weekly.
Laura Mann, manager
Republic Parking System
Key West

Airport just needs planes
EDITOR:
Wake up, people. Monroe County can't afford a
new administrator but keeps housing consultant Jerry
Coleman. Then they want to build hotels at the air-
ports. Marathon needs airplanes commercial avia-
tion not a hotel overlooking beautiful U.S. 1.
When will these people wake up? It is a shame
that there is no provision for recall in the county
because it is sorely needed.
Tucker DeGraw
Key Colony Beach

Where's the charity?
EDITOR:
Wow, was the Dec. 19 issue a bummer or
what? With a family eviction on the front page
and hundreds more confirmed on Page 2, along
with a homeless death score. It's heartbreaking.
The government funneled a lot of funds from
social programs to religious faith-based initia-
tives. Isn't it time they stood up? All of them,
regardless of denomination or what channel they
are on.
John Ruster
Grassy Key

Adult content?
Let the public know
EDITOR:
I feel compelled to respond to the letter to the
editor regarding the Boot Key Harbor Lighted
Boat Parade and the risque dance by the young
woman. The writer asks, "... what's the problem
here?" The problem is that for as long as I can
remember, the Boot Key parade has been a family
event. If the organizers feel the need to make it
an event with an adult theme, it needs to be
advertised as such.
No gray area it is either an appropriate
event for children or it isn't. Responsible parents
make informed choices and parents were not
informed in this case, and therein lies the offense.
Deb Wonderlin
Marathon


The true joys of giving

are a community treasure


'Tis the season to be....
Thankful for all that we enjoy in our daily lives.
In the spirit of giving that marks this holiday sea-
son, we give thanks for all who volunteer to improve
the community where they live, work and play.
Included in that core of committed, hard-working
individuals, I'd like to take this opportunity to pub-
licly thank the wonderful and hard-working staffs of
the Keynoter, The Reporter and Keys Sunday for all
they do.
Readers may recognize a reporter's byline, or see
an editor's name attached to a thought-provoking
column, or even applaud their advertising representa-
tive on a compelling ad campaign.
But less heralded is the time
and energy and creativity our
folks bring to their lives out-
side of work.
Here are photos of three of
those staffers taken during
their volunteer work: Keynoter
Editor Larry Kahn, who serves
on the board of the. Monroe
County Domestic Abuse
Shelter; Patty Murphy, adver-
tising account executive for
the Keynoter and The
Wayne Markham Reporter, donating her time to
Keynoter Publisher a Relay for Life fashion show
(she's also active in the Upper
Keys Rotary and BPW); and
Keynoter reporter Ryan McCarthy, active in the
Marathon Jaycees, ringing the bell for the Salvation
Army this season.
Not pictured, but also contributing to many com-
munity causes: Marketing Director Melanie Elder,
coordinator of the Green Living Expo; Reporter
Office Manager Margie Whisenhunt, who serves as
secretary and a director of the United Way of
Monroe County and on the board of the Key Largo
Chamber of Commerce; The Reporter's Deputy
Editor David Hawkins, who is former vice com-
modore of the Upper Keys Sailing Club (and a two-
time winner of that group's Founders Award); and
Joan Hilt, Reporter classified, active with the Key
Largo Moose and Elks.
Also Laura Preston, advertising account executive
active with the Marathon BPW; Key West Bureau
Chief Alyson Crean, on the board of the Florida
Keys Cancer Foundation; and Key West advertising
account executives Juliana Waldrop, active with the
Big Pine Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Florida Keys
Cancer Foundation, and Lu Moore, who has been
involved in Key West Rotary and on the board of
WomenKind, and much more.
Ask anyone who has lived in the Keys for any
length of time and they'll tell you what makes the
Keys really special. It's the people.
I'm proud to acknowledge these dedicated men
and women, my colleagues.


Editor Larry Kahn (center) waves a Domestic Abuse
Shelter banner at a Key West event.


SAccount
executive Patty
Murphy models
at the American
Cancer Society's
Relay for Life.


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SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Hundreds of mourners came
out to the Monroe County
Sheriff's Office hangar at the
Marathon airport Thursday to
pay their respects to Deputy
Robin Tanner, killed in an auto
accident Dec. 13 as she respond-
ed to a medical emergency.
Numerous police depart-
ments from throughout South
Florida were represented, as
were her family and friends. She
was the fifth Monroe deputy
killed in the line of duty since
the agency was established in
1824. For dozens more photos,
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Arson suspect freed


Santamaria
sprung from
jail on $262K
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
Skwadlow@keynoter.com

After more than six weeks in
the Monroe County Detention
Center, the prime suspect in an
Upper Keys burglary spree and
several arsons was released on
bond Wednesday.
Sammy Santamaria, 19, of
Key Largo left the Stock Island
jail after bonds totaling $262,500
were posted.
Officers continue to periodi-
cally lodge counts against
Santamaria, originally arrested
Nov. 6 after a burglary at the
Sundowners-Senior Frijoles
complex near mile marker 104 on
Key Largo.
He soon was linked to a string
of business burglaries the week-
end of Nov. 2-4, and to three
October burglaries that included
arson.
While in custody, a procession
of mug shots of the former Coral
Shores High School student has
seen his appearance change from


bearded and
unkempt to
having only a
mustache to
clean-shaven
S ., with a stylish
haircut.
According
to booking
SANTAMARIA information
SANTAMARIA
available at
press time, Santamaria faces at
least 20 separate counts.
Burglary charges were lodged
in eight cases, with theft charges
filed in most. Possession of bur-
glary tools, using a communica-
tions device during a crime and
criminal mischief were among
other counts.
The count with the .highest
individual bond, $75,000, was a
single arson charge.
Deputies stopped Santamaria's
truck at 4:30 a.m. Nov. 6 while
deputies and detectives were on
heightened alert following a
weekend crime spree.
A slew of break-ins left 13
Upper Keys businesses, many of
them restaurants, robbed and ran-
sacked.
Four burglaries were reported
Nov. 2. Rear doors were pried


open at Mossbrook Enterprises at
mile marker 10.4.5, La Cuccina
Restaurant at mile marker 105
and the Old Tavemier Restaurant
at mile marker 90.
Halliday's Treasure Cove, a
jewelry store adjacent to the Old
Tavemier Restaurant, also was
burglarized.
Four more burglaries were
reported early that Sunday: At
Rib Daddy's Restaurant, mile
marker 102.5; the Marlin
Restaurant, mile marker 102.7;
Sunshine Supermarket, mile
marker 91.8; and Talk More
Wireless, mile marker 99.3.
Two more reports came in that
Monday, from the Veterans of
Foreign Wars lodge at mile mark-
er 102.1 and the county Planning
Department on Plantation Key.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
Becky Herrin said many of the
businesses were ransacked. Ten
kegs of beer and an ice machine
were stolen from the VFW. Four
computers and a camera were
taken from the Planning
Department.
Santamaria reportedly con-
fessed to setting fires after three
home burglaries Oct. 18, accord-
ing to the Sheriff's Office.
One waterfront home, vacant
at the time, was gutted by fire.


Airline's Keys plans still on hold


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


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Despite basically announcing
plans to begin service to Florida
Keys Marathon Airport Dec. 14,
Vintage Props & Jets remains no
closer to doing so, Monroe
County Airports Director Peter
Horton said.
"Where it stands is they're try-
ing to get a code-share agreement
with someone. What that means
is they could haul for another air-
line and travel is then seamless,"
Horton said. "Right now they are
point to point; you cannot check
your bags through with another
airline."
The New Smyrna-based air-
line in October had a graphic on
the home page of its Web site
depicting Marathon as one of its
stopping points. Vintage spokes-
man Ren Crete said at the time
the company made its intentions
known to the Global Distribution
System because of the length of
time it takes to set up flights.


Crete did not immediately
return calls for comment Friday.
Vintage flies nine-passenger
Beech King Air 100 turbo-prop
planes.
Horton said he met with
Vintage officials two weeks ago
and that the company had not
addressed several important
issues. Aside from lacking a code
share with another airline,
Vintage was unaware the Trans-
portation Security Administration
requires a 120-day window to
provide service.
Horton said Vintage was
unwilling to begin service to
Marathon in the summer months.
"After Delta left with load fac-
tors in the very low percentile for
the off-season months as low
as 35 percent it has been very
difficult. No one we have talked
to wants to start service in the
summer," he said.
Horton said if Vintage was will-
ing to forego receiving incentive


money and fly non-sterile, they
could begin service immediately.
Flying non-sterile is when a
passenger doesn't go through
security leaving one destination
where the TSA doesn't have
screeners. That means that pas-
senger would have to go through
the entire security process after
reaching his or her destination.
Sterile means once in the system
at the initial takeoff site, you don't
need to go through security again.
"They said they didn't want to
do that, but that's exactly what
they're going to do in Key West,"
he said. Vintage is slated to begin
a daily flight to Fort Lauderdale
from Key West International
Airport sometime before the new
year, Horton said.
Meanwhile, Horton said he
has been in talks with Cape Air,
another nine-passenger operation.
"We've had some very good
conversations and a site visit with
Cape Air, they are very enthusias-
tic," he said. "It looks favorable
for a start in the fall of 2008."







Keys News


Saturday, December 22, 2007 11


McPherson stays on the TDC


Hernandez
also voted onto
tourism panel
By ALYSON CREAN
.acrean@keynoter.com

The Monroe County Com-
mission disregarded pleas.
from most of the tourist-relat-
ed groups in the Keys by reap-
pointing Key West Mayor
Morgan McPherson to the
Tourist Development Council.
Representatives of the
Lodging Association of the
Florida Keys and Key West,
the Key West Innkeepers
Association, the Key West
Business Guild and the Key
Largo Chamber of Commerce
and Islamorada Chamber of
Commerce all asked the com-
mission to appoint Key West
City Commissioner Teri
Johnston to the seat
(McPherson's term ended
Monday).
However, at Wednesday's
commission meeting, Mayor
Sonny.McCoy and commis-
sioners Mario Di Gennaro and
Dixie Spehar voted for
McPherson, commissioners
George Neugent and Sylvia
Murphy for Johnston.
McPherson's first term was
marred by four absences that
automatically removed him
from his seat; the County
Commission voted to reinstate
him in September.
He's been under fire by
many in the tourist industry in
recent weeks after attempting
to fire TDC Director Harold
Wheeler, an unpopular idea
with industry leaders.
"I think we deserve to put. a
couple people forward that
should be good for the future
development of the TDC,"
Lodging Association Chairman
Charles Young said. His organ-
ization supported Johnston.
Key West hotel owner Kate
Miano sits on the Lodging
Association board of direc-
tors.
"The people that collect the
bed taxes universally do not
want to see a new direction,"
she said, referring to
McPherson's opinion the TDC
needs just that. The commis-
sion "should go with the can-
didates that the industry wants
to see on its board."


Though two openings on
the board were for Key West
representation, Islamorada
Chamber President Robert
Stober urged the commission
to listen to the wishes of the
business community.
"Please listen to the people
who have knowledge about the
TDC and the tourism indus-
try," he said. "Please listen to
the people in this district.
They're in the best position to
tell you the people who can
make decisions for the TDC
which is our lifeblood."
McPherson's seat is ear-
marked for an elected Key
West official. A second seat
that had been vacant with the
resignation of former Keys
Energy Services Chairman
Robert Padron goes to a Key
West utility official.
That seat was filled by Key
West Utility Board Chairman
Lou Hernandez, also in a 3-2
vote with Neugent, Spehar and
Murphy voting for him.
McCoy and Di Gennaro voted
for Peter Batty, also on the
Utility Board.


"There is a great concern
that one of the candidates is
already employed by the same
company as another TDC
board -member," Business
Guild President Paul Hayes
said before the vote.
Batty, and TDC member
Douglas Wright both work for
Spottswood Management Inc.
in Key West.


Also during Wednesday's
meeting, the commission
voted unanimously to set a
public hearing to implement
amended policy that clearly
defines how appointments to
the board are made.
Under that policy, they
would be selected by where
their businesses are located,
not where they live.


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By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Monroe County is. full steam
ahead on possible hotels at, its
two airports.
The County Commission
voted 4-1 Wednesday to go out
for requests for proposals to
build and operate hotels at
Florida Keys Marathon and Key
West International airports.
The idea started with a pro-
posal from Commissioner Mario
Di Gennaro in June to look for a
builder that's willing to construct
a new emergency operations cen-
ter in Marathon conjoined with a
hotel. That way, the hotel would
provide rooms for emergency
staff during a hurricane and some
or all of the cost for a new EOC
would be absorbed by a private
entity.
The Marathon Government
Center is now used as the county
EOC.
The addition of a Key West


hotel with no attached EOC
- was a bit of'a surprise not only
to the County Commission, but
county staff.
"I don't recall having a dis-
cussion of the Key West airport
before this board," County
Engineer David Koppel said.
"I'm picking up a project that
[former County Administrator]
Tom Willi was working on."
The commission fired Willi
Dec. 5.
The Key West proposal delin-
eates an employee parking lot, a
teen center and the Key West dri-
ver's license bureau as the plot of
land where a hotel would sit.
Monroe County Tax Collector
Danise Henriquez told the com-
mission she had no plans to
move or close the driver's license
bureau.
"Nobody has spoken to me
about removing the driver's
license office in Key West," she
said. "I'm not going anywhere."
"We never discussed the Key
West airport," Commissioner
Dixie Spehar said. "Now
[Henriquez] is incensed and
Public Works wants to come
back into that site. What are we
doing? To prepare a [request for
proposals] is quite expensive and
we don't even know anything
about the Key West airport pro-


Keys briefs


City bus service
closes on Christmas

The Key West Department of
Transportation is shutting city
bus service Christmas day to
allow employees time off for the
holiday.

Padron roast raises
United Way money

The United Way of Monroe
County and Keys Energy
Services are set to roast former
Key West Utility Board
Chairman Robert Padron Jan. 19
at the Beachside Conference
Center in Key West.
Padron worked for City
Electric System (now Keys
Energy) from 1961 to 1994,
when he retired as general man-
ager. During his tenure, Padron


was instrumental in transforming
the utility from an island system
to a utility interconnected to the
mainland electric grid with the
construction of the transmission
line, also known as the tieline.
He served on the Utility
Board, and as its chairman, from
1995 until his retirement this
year. He's one of the longest-
serving United Way board direc-
tors, elected April 4, 1985.
There are 18 agencies under
the United Way umbrella, from
the Boys and Girls Clubs of the
Keys to the Florida Keys
Outreach Coalition.
Tickets for the roast are $100,
with sponsorship opportunities
available for individuals and
businesses that want to make
larger donations.
For more information and to
purchase tickets, call Susie
Plowman or Edee Delph at 295-
1001.


posal."
Public Works is slated to
move from the. airport to
Rockland Key, and Spehar said a
potential hotel could affect deci-
sions to cut costs by canceling
that move.
Airports Director Peter
Horton worries that a decision to
build a hotel on the Key West site
could affect a deal he's cut with
Hertz Rent-A-Car.
"When Public Works moves,"
he told the commission, "Hertz
would pay the county $1 million
for use of the existing buildings
plus fair market rent of $100,000
plus their usual 10 percent of
everything they do at the air-
port."
Now it's up to bidders to
come up with a proposal that
would net more rfioney for the
county than Horton's deal with
Hertz.
Commissioner George
Neugent, the sole dissenter on
going out for proposals, says he's
not opposed to the idea in gener-
al, but believes the state
Department of Community
Affairs will oppose the added
strain on evacuation times and
density of land use. DCA would
have to approve new develop-
ment at either airport.
"What I don't want to do," he
said, "is send something to DCA
that we know is dead on arrival."


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Miami-Dade
gives OK for
zoning change
By CHARLES RABIN
and CURTIS MORGAN
crabin@MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade County com-
missioners cleared the way
Thursday for what could be the
state's first nuclear power
expansion in decades, signing
off on a zoning change allowing
Florida Power & Light to add'
two new reactors at Turkey
Point.
Thursday's vote was the first
step but a critical one in a
lengthy review by regulatory
agencies.
The approval, on an 11-1
vote, came despite appeals from
wary national park managers,
environmentalists and residents


to put off the decision and sev-
eral commissioners acknowl-
edging they had unanswered
questions themselves.
For starters: FPL has yet to
figure out where it will get the
60 million to 80 million gallons
of water a day it needs in a
booming county already strug-
gling with shortages.
"Do we get one resource,
energy, at the expense of anoth-
er, water?" asked
Commissioner Katy Sorenson,
who wanted the vote deferred
and was the lone "no" vote.
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson was absent.
But Dennis Moss, whose dis-
trict includes the power plant in
deep South Miami-Dade, said
the county's electrical demands
would grow, and Turkey Point,
which already -has two reactors,
was the most sensible place for


an expansion. -
"Turkey Point is there. It's
not going anywhere," he said.
'"We're better off, in my opin-
ion, staying at that particular
location as opposed to moving
it somewhere like the Redland."
FPL representatives said
they would supply more
answers once it completes its
final- designs, expected in 15
months, but stressed that county
interests would be protected
through a range of conditions
attached to the permit.
Still more than a decade
from completion, and with
years of state and federal
approval yet to come, the $12
billion to $18 billion project -
depending on the technology
FPL chooses would more
than double the capacity of two
existing reactors now at FPL's
complex along Biscayne Bay in
South Miami-Dade County.
It would allow the county,


which currently imports as
much as 40 percent of its ener-
gy, to become virtually inde-
pendent, FPL executives said.
In January, FPL intends to
seek approval for the site from
the Florida Public Service
Commission. It hopes to file a
formal application with the fed-
eral Nuclear Regulatory
Commission by the end of
2008. Federal review is expect-
ed to take five years. The reac-
tors, if approved, would go on
line in 2018 and 2020.
Thursday's zoning vote drew
a small crowd of opponents
from across the state. Most were
more concerned with the heavy
water demands for the reactors'
cooling pools than fear of
nuclear energy.
Local attorney Tucker Gibbs
said he was concerned that
commissioners were moving
forward too fast because FPL
hadn't submitted a plan stating


where it would get the water it
intends to use.
"The applicant hasn't shown
the source of the water that will
be used to cool the plants. They
haven't shown the impact on the
environment or the wetlands,"
said Gibbs, asking for a defer-
ral. "Staff and you do not have
the information right now."
Yet more people spoke in
favor of the giant energy
provider's plan.
And in the end, commission-
ers sided with those who por-
trayed FPL as a "good neigh-
bor" that would provide new
needed jobs and a clean fuel
source.
Former nuclear industry
employee Jose Ramos said the
use of nuclear power will save
contaminants from polluting
"our bays, our beaches, our
skies, not to mention our
lungs."


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By RYAN McCARTHY
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Slowly but surely, the move
from the city's former 100th
Street offices ,to the events
field between 98th and 99th
streets is coming together,
City Manager Mike Puto said.
."It's been going fine; very
hectic. You don't realize how
much stuff you have until you
want to move it," Puto said.


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give it a seven, but everybody
was able to make things work
as we moved in."
Puto said the city had
issues getting computers and
phones back online so it was
able to help the public with its
needs.
"You can't do phones, com-
puters and electric until you
know where the desks are
going to go," he said.
The city ordered six new
trailers from William
Scotsman Inc. to go along
with the four already in place
at its events field. The trailers
were set up adjacent to the
current ones.
Puto praised the efforts of
staff during the move, which
took place last weekend and
much of this week. A good
deal of work remains to be
done inside the new space, but
operations are up and running.
The six new modulars host
an assortment of city depart-
ments, including Planning,
Code, Building and Human
Resources. Federal Emergency


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"It's great because I don't
have to walk a block and a
half to go see someone," he
joked.
Puto said the city's beauti-
fication committee will be tak-
ing on a project to provide
landscaping at city hall.
Donations and possibly impact
fees will fund it, he said.


The trailers are being.rent-
ed from William Scotsman for
$3,335 monthly.
City Finance Manager
Cindy Lawson said previously
the city was paying $10,720
monthly to house staff in its
100th Street offices and the
original trailers. They will pay
$5,492 monthly for their new
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Technology takes over


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


For museums, old stuff isn't
enough anymore.
Maybe that's why Manager
Craig Wanous sees about 3,000
new smiling faces entering Key
West's Eco-Discovery Center
each month since it opened in
January.
The center offers free entry
and a variety of technological and
interactive exhibits such as a
panoramic view of the Dry
Tortugas, a 20-minute surround-
sound movie about free diving in
the Keys and a game called "You
Be the Manager," which allows
visitors to temporarily assume the
position of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary man-
ager.
.The Eco-Discovery Center is
one of many Keys attractions
catching on to the trend of
installing more technologically
savvy initiatives to lure more vis-
itors.
Historic Florida Keys
Foundation Executive Director
George Born sees the changes.
"It's just interesting to sort of
see how the demographics
change, the kind of things that at
one time people would be attract-
ed to," he said. "We are in such a


media-savvy age now."
The Custom House Museum
in Key West could attribute more
than 100,000 visitors this year to
this fresh-ideas approach, curator
Norman Aberle said.
While it isn't technological by
any means, the statues of Pierre-
Auguste Renoir's "Dance at
Bougival" outside the museum is
certainly interactive, as numerous
tourists pose next to the giant
dancing statues every day.
Soon, Aberle said, that exhibit
will be replaced with a 25-foot
statue of Grant Wood's
"American Gothic," the iconic
farm couple toting a pitchfork.
That project is one of many
that artist Seward Johnson will
bring to the museum. He's been
working on a number of three-
dimensional pieces that allow
visitors to "enter" a famous paint-
ing, Aberle said.
"The Dance," 7- to 9-foot stat-
ues dancing in a 20-foot circle,
will soon go up behind the
Custom House, in the nearby gar-
den, Aberle said.
Meanwhile, historically and
culturally valuable structures
struggle to prove their entertain-
ment value to tourists looking for
a show.


"It's true, we don't see a great
number of people coming" into
the Oldest House in Key West,
said Roy Hogberg, president of
the Old Island Restoration
Foundation that runs it. "If we get
10 or 12 people coming in a day,
it's typical."
"The people who do come are
interested, in the history or appre-
ciate the house for itself," he said.
"The numbers kind of speak for
themselves."
"Usually, museums look down
on a lot of showmanship," Aid
Ed Swift of Historic Tours of
America. "But museums have
plummeting attendance nation-
wide."
Swift says he believes there is
nothing better than a well-trained
guide to give tours, rather than
the cost-effective change many
museums are making to tape-
recorded guides.
In Islamorada, the Florida
Keys History of Diving Museum
(mile marker 83) has been open
only since September 2006 but
business has steadily climbed,
said Sally Bauer, a founder.
Visitors can see treasure, arti-
facts, handle an old foghorn and
diving bell, and will soon be able
to stick their head into a windowed
groove inside the aquarium to get
a close-up view of sea life.


County scaling back on Coleman


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


The Monroe County Com-
mission on Wednesday put the
brakes on what some residents
call spending gone wild on one
attorney.
Despite a recommendation to
end the county's contract with
housing consultant Jerry
Coleman, an attorney, the com-
mission voted 4-1 to retain his
services under new strict guide-
lines to rein in costs.
The sole "no" vote was cast by
commissioner George Neugent,
even though Commissioner Sylvia
Murphy filed the proposal to end
Coleman's contract altogether.
Murphy, noting that
Coleman's hourly fee was to
increase at the first of the year
from $350 to $500, recommended
ending the contract. She said the
suggestion was solely a cost-sav-
ing measure.
"This dovetails with the staff


cuts we'll probably have to
make," she said. "I cannot see us
[making cuts] while we're pay-
ing an outside consultant $500 an
hour. This has nothing to do with
the caliber of his work."
County Attorney Suzanne
Hutton made several suggestions
she said would curtail Coleman's
fees, which have run more than
$400,000 since he was contracted
to advise on housing issues in
July 2005.
"I believe, based on what
we've already spent," Com-
mission George Neugent said,
"we could hire an attorney and
have them working internally.
We've got someone working in a
somewhat carte blanche way."
Murphy and Neugent both
complained that Coleman's
advice has gone beyond the
affordable housing issues he was
hired to cover.
In fact, according to


Coleman's invoice for July alone,
the county paid more than $2,000
for him to advise Commissioner
Mario Di Gennaro and his aide
about sewer issues. He also
tracked time spent dealing with
noise issues at Naval Air Station
Key West and the state's
Sunshine Law covering open
government.
Coleman has agreed to keep
his fees level rather than raise
them to $500 an hour. In addi-
tion, Di Gennarq said Coleman
says his assistant can take on a lot
of the county's work at $175 an
hour.
According to Hutton's pro-
posal, Coleman's conversations
with Workforce Housing Task
Force members will be "curtailed
to meetings" and people referred
to Coleman by task force mem-
bers.
The County Commission
directed Hutton to retain
Coleman's services and negotiate
a limit to his services.


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Migrant smugglers get prison


Sentences range
from 8 years
to six months
U.S. District Court Judge
Michael Moore, holding court in
Key West Tuesday, sentenced
eight Cuban migrant smugglers
to a combined total of more than
31 years in prison following their
convictions in five separate
cases, according to the U.S.
Coast Guard. A ninth defendant
got six months for failure to
heave-to.
Details of their cases or where
the defendants are from weren't
immediately available, but they
did happen off the Keys.
The following sentences were
handed down:
Geormani Hemandez Gari
and Diuvel Rodriguez were both
sentenced to eight years in
prison, two years supervised
release and a $3,400 special
assessment following an October
*conviction by jury for bringing
aliens to the United States and
not immediately presenting such
aliens to an immigration officer
at a designated port of entry.


Jesus Martin Carcia and
Alfredo Rivera Pajon were both
sentenced to five years imprison-
ment, three years of supervised
release and a $200 special assess-
ment following their guilty pleas
to conspiracy to encourage and
induce aliens to enter the United
States resulting in serious bodily
injury.
Andy Lopez-Castellanos
and Adrian Granado-Mena
pleaded guilty to two counts of
bringing aliens to the United
States and not immediately pre-
senting such aliens to an immi-
gration officer at a designated
port of entry, and encouraging
and inducing aliens to enter the
United States. Lopez-Castellanos
was sentenced to 6.5 years in
prison, three years of supervised
release, a $5;000 fine and a spe-
cial assessment of $400.
Granado-Mena was sentenced to
7.25 years imprisonment, three
years of supervised release and a
$400 special assessment.
Waldo Rodriguez-Garcia
was sentenced to three years in
prison, two years of supervised
release and a $200 special assess-


ment pursuant to a guilty plea for
encouraging and inducing an
alien to enter the United States
and failure to heave-to.
Felix Bravo-Leiva was sen-
tenced to two years in prison, two
years of supervised release and a
$100 special assessment pur-
suant to a guilty plea for conspir-
acy to encourage and induce
aliens to enter the United States:
The at-sea interdiction in this
case required the use of disabling
fire to stop the go-fast smuggling
vessel.


Gustavo Evilio Garcia was
sentenced to six months on
prison, three years supervised
release and 110 hours of commu-
nity service pursuant to his guilty
plea to failure to heave-to.
The Coast Guard says it and
other border security agencies
interdicted 2,868 undocumented
Cuban migrants who attempted
to illegally enter the United
States from the sea during fiscal
year 2007. To date in fiscal year
2008, 508 undocumented Cuban
migrants have been interdicted.


Keys briefs


Emergency group
nears its training

Key West's Community
Emergency Response Team, or
CERT, will begin training after
the holidays.
The program consists of regu-
lar island citizens who want to
know how to respond in the
event of a natural disaster.
Mayor Morgan McPherson is
helping Dotty Flowers and


Emergency Management
Training Chief Craig Marston
implement eight training units,
such as helping neighbors with
special needs and shelter admin-
istration and supervision.
The classes total 40 hours to
teach the team how to provide
food, water, shelter and other
necessities to residents in their
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AGENDA
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE
PURSUANT TO Florida Statute 286.011(1), the Development Review Committee of Monroe
County will conduct a meeting on January 7, 2008 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Marathon
Government Center, 2nd Floor, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.
NEW ITEMS:

1. AMENDMENT TO A MAJOR CONDITIONAL USE Section 9.5-68
Camp Sawyer. 33990 Overseas Highway. West Summerland Key. Mile Marker 34: A request
for approval of an Amendment to a Major Conditional Use Permit by the Craig Company, on behalf
of the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, in order to construct one (1) adminis-
tration building, which would consist of offices, a dining area and a trading post; construct one (1)
multi-family residential building, which would consist of housing for ten (10) counselors, a bath-
room and a laundry facility; construct two (2) affordable single-family residences, which would be
for camp personnel; improve six (6) existing campsites; and carry out several other associated site
improvements. The subject.parcel is legally described as Westerly Part of Government Lot 2,
Section 32, Township 66' South, Range 30 East, West.Summerland Key, Monroe County, Florida,
having Real Estate Number 00106030.000000.

2. LAND USE DISTRICT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTS Section
9.5-511 of the Monroe County Code and Florida Statutes 125 & 163
US Highway 1 & Barry Avenue. Little Torch Key. Mile Marker 28.5: A request by Crown Four,
LLC, on behalf of the Trustees of the Big Pine Key Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Trust, Peter
Abrahamsen & Lucky's Landing fIc., for approval to amend the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) des-
ignation from Institutional (INS) to Mixed Use / Commercial (MC). The subject property is legally:
described as Lot 1 & Part of State Road No. 5, Barry Beach, PB2-127, Little Torch Key, Monroe
County, Florida, having Real Estate Nos. 00214960.000000 & 00214960.000100 & Part of Real
Estate No. 00214970.000000.
3. TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE MONROE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163
An ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners amending Section 9.5-521
concerning appeals from administrative actions to change the appeal period from thirty (30) work-
ing days to thirty (30) calendar days; providing for severability; providing for a ten day period for
forwarding appeals to the planning commission and mailing notices to other designated persons;
providing for severability; providing for repeal of inconsistent provisions; providing for inclusion in
the Monroe County Code of Ordinances; providing for filing with the secretary of State and the
Department of Community Affairs; providing an effective date.,

4. AMENDMENT TO A MINOR CONDITIONAL USE Section 9.5-68
Marlin Holding. 102920 Overseas Highway. Key Largo. Mile Marker 103: A request for
approval an amendment to a minor conditional use in order to increase commercial floor area by
1,300 SF for a total of 3,748 SF of commercial floor area on the site and build three (3) affordable
employee housing units. A variance for the requirement of an 11 x 55 loading zone is included as
part of this request. The subject parcels to be developed are legally described as Block 11, Lots 3-6,
Twin Lakes, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate numbers 00549430.000000,
00549440.000000, 00549450.000000, and 00549460.000000.
5. -DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT Section 9.5-102
Chico Enterprises. 91421 Overseas Highway. Tavernier. Mile Marker 91.5: A request filed by
Chico Enterprises for approval of a development agreement in order to provide the developer with
six (6) affordable employee Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) allocations and allowing the devel-
oper to transfer six (6) lawfully established market rate ROGO exemptions from the subject parcels
to other parcels in the Upper Keys subarea to be built as market rate units. The subject parcel is
legally described as Largo Beach PB-1-108 Key Largo SW 171/2 ft of Lot 7 and all Lots 8-12,
6. LAND USE DISTRICT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTS Section 9.5-511


of the Monroe County Code and Florida Statutes 125 & 163


Seiver's Marina Inc. 21 Garden Cove Dr. Key Largo. Mile Marker 106: A request for approval
of an amendment to the current Land Use District designation from Improved Subdivision (IS) to
Mixed Use (MU) and to amend the Future Land Use Map designation from Residential Medium
(RM) to Mixed Use Commercial (MU) in accordance with Policy 1201.4.2 of the Monroe County
Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The subject parcels are legally described as Block 1 Lots 11, 12 &
13, Ocean Isle Estates PB5-14,' Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate Numbers
00538190.000000, 00538180.000000, and 00538170.000000.
.Published Keynoler 12/22/07


Services suffer


budget constraints


Skate Park,
the MLK pool
cut back hours
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

With the city of Key West
slashing public recreation
services due to budget con-
straints, community leaders
are speaking out in opposition
and nonprofits are finding
solutions.
The Blake Fernandez Skate
Park on Flagler Avenue is
closed Mondays and
Tuesday, the Dr. Martin
Luther King Community
Center Pool on Catherine
Street is closed Sundays and
restrooms at all Key West
parks and beaches now close
at 5 p.m.
Officials say the Boys and
Girls Club should have a grant
on the way that would allow it
to pay an employee to man the
skate park for the two days it's
closed. Assistant City
Manager John Jones said it
costs about $13 to $14 an hour
to supervise the facility.
"Everybody wants you to
get rid of all the chickens and
get the streets cleaned," Jones
said. "And I'm sorry, but all
that money comes from ad
valorem taxes."
Planning Board Chairman
Richard Klitenick sent an e-


.mail Tuesday to city commis-
sioners expressing displeasure
with the shut-down services.
His son is an avid skate-
boarder, he said.
"We're talking about
$10,000" to keep the facilities
open, he said. "For that little
bit of money it's ridiculous."
When you consider the city
received $229,169.13 in dona-
tions to build it, Klitenick
added, "I'd be willing to bet
we can find $10,000 to keep it
open."
"When we experienced the
budget cuts handed done by
the Legislature, we had to take
it from somewhere," Parks
and Recreation Director Greg
Veliz said. "We're trying to
reduce the overtime expenses
and save jobs."
Veliz says the skate park
hosts about 150 kids a week,
the pool even more.
Sunday was the quietest
day and therefore got the ax,
he said.
"That's part of the
process," Mayor Morgan
McPherson said. "Every
department has faced difficult
financial times. Overall, I
think this wasn't a rash deci-
sion. It's something that's
been measured. We are disap-
pointed with the level of serv-
ice we can provide to youth,
absolutely, but these are the
cards we were dealt."


Keys briefs


Credit union names
Watson its new CEO

Keys Federal Credit Union
has a new president and chief
executive officer, board member
Bob Watson, as of Jan. 1.
Watson has served on the
board since August 2005. He's
also held the titles of treasurer
and Supervisory Committee
member.
He was program manager for


Joint Interagency Task Force-
South, a Key West-based count-
er-narcotics consortium. His
resume boasts experience in
financial services, national secu-
rity programs and sales.
The retired U.S. Army Special
Forces lieutenant colonel has
lived in Key West with his wife
and three kids since September
2002
Watson replaces John Dolan-
Heitlinger, fired in November
after 16 years as CEO.


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Bathhouse to be rebid


Changes to be
made in new
call for world
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Negotiations with yet anoth-
er bidder for a proposed bath-
house at the City of Marathon
Marina have come to a halt,
Deputy City Manager C.J.
Geotis said Wednesday at a
special Marathon City Council
meeting.
"We went out for bid and
got three bids in. We asked to
negotiate the first price with
the first bidder and negotia-
tions didn't work out," Geotis
said. "He decided not to sign
it."
The original bid was given
to Coral Marine Construction,
headed by longtime Marathon
resident George Steinmetz.
A deal appeared imminent
with Pedro Falcon Electrical
Contractors Inc., but negotia-
tions fell through with them, as
well.
"It still wound up that the


Falcon price came out to
$100,000 higher than the first
bidder and because council is
trying to save money, they
thought they should go ahead
and rebid it," Geotis told the
Keynoter. "Construction has
slowed down some and they're
hoping to. see a lower price
come in."
Geotis said by doing a rebid
for the project, the city will
establish a "firmer scope of
worked
"We're going to add into the
plans some [Americans with
Disabilities Act] compliance
things we picked up from
[ADAAG Consulting Services]
and we're changing the specifi-
cations on the doors to the
bathroom," he said. A keyless
card system, which wasn't in
the original bid, will be used.
Councilman Mike Cinque
took issue with how the city
was negotiating the contract.
"When we bid something
arid try and do takeouts, it
scares them off; we shouldn't
do that. Make sure what we bid
is what we want and not go in


and negotiate at the table,"
Cinque said.
He was referring to the city
removing force main and lift-
station work from the plans,
which were driving up the bid.
Those items will be bid sepa-
rately this time around.
Council also took the fol-
lowing actions:
Approved 10 changes to
the future land-use map and
tabled one dealing with a prop-
erty at 101st Street.
Approved a. resolution
allowing certain purchases in
excess of $10,000 and less than
$25,000.
+ Approved two ordinances
dealing with "high-function"
wetlands and the distinction
between coastal and inland
mangroves.
"These two particular items
are in response to the request
by [the state Department of
Community Affairs] that we
amend our [land development
regulations] to reflect current
standards to identify wet-
lands," city biologist Darla
Williams previously said of the
ordinances.


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Johnson (right), stationed in the Keys, is named the Coastal Conservation Association's
regional law officer of the year during a Dec. 13 banquet at the Coral Gables Women's
Club. Presenting the award is Regional Director John Warren. The association describes
itself as an advocacy group to protect marine resources and the interests of saltwater
anglers. There are 28 chapters in Florida.



Survey: Key Westers happy


But as expected,
housing costs
remain priority
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Despite almost all of Key
West being "housing cost bur-
dened," one in three renters aspir-
ing to own a home and many peo-
ple lacking confidence in local
government, the majority of city
residents are relatively satisfied,
'according to the final results of a
survey sent to island employees.
Karen Larson, a professor of
anthropology at Minnesota's
Gustavus Adolphus College,
completed the final portions of
her study and sent the results to
the city Monday.
The top concern for island
workers: Housing costs, as 89 per-
cent claimed difficulty living on
their salaries and "paying half or
more of their income for housing,"
Larson said in her final report.
"I don't think that this is
telling us what we already know,"
Mayor Morgan McPherson said.
"I think that she substantiated a
lot of discussion that's already
happened. But we have to have
-onimehing empirical behind it.
The \\ hole idea is for her to report


on what we only speculated on."
Larson discovered what many
Key Westers already know, since
that's whom she reached out to:
Most are financially unsatisfied.
But the mean response for a
question gauging homeowner
satisfaction was a 3.6 out on a
five-point scale, three being
"neutral" and four being "high."
Her survey is meant to "con-
tribute new and actionable infor-
mation about patterns of housing
needs in relation to income level
and household size...."
She received 2,179 surveys of
the 18,632 mailed out in August
to employers to distribute among
their employees.
Of the respondents, 61 percent
have lived on the island up to five
years. As expected, the workers
who've lived here more than 20
years said they're much more
likely to stay than others.
Occupations of respondents: 38
percent in hospitality or sales, 18
percent human services, 16 per-
cent government, 8 percent infra-
structure, 8 percent finance or real
estate and 4 percent professional.
The strongest threat to 75 per-
cent of respondents is high-end
development.
The majority of rcpondents
said the) '\ant developers more


involved in the community in an
effort to provide workforce hous-
ing (62 percent) and beautify the
island (58 percent).
Weather and the environment
draw the most residents to Key
West, while culture and social
diversity follow.
Commercialization and loss of
culture follow the high cost of
living as the largest deterrents.
Only 20 percent named traffic,
environmental issues and the
quality of schooling and churches
as primary concerns.
For the most part, the survey
indicates that most residents
don't desire much larger living
spaces, but that "worker-style"
housing "bears a social stigma as
a substandard form of housing,
and is consistently seen as an
undesirable solution to housing
issues in Key West."
However, Larson did admit that
very-low-income residents (single
people making $18,000 or less)
weren't fully represented in the
survey, as not many responded.
Respondents, 'in their open-
ended questions, said the soul of
the island is fading, as it becomes
more like the mainland, or "any-
where USA," and some com-
mented the city isn't a proper
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Dinner theater is on the horizon


Planning Board
gives the OK
for Eaton site
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

A new dinner theater will pre-
mier at 512 Eaton St., as the Key
West Planning Board unani-
mously, passed a resolution
Thursday supporting the project
as conditional use.
According to property owner
Lynn Kephart, the theater/eatery
will have 235 seats and offer a
variety of films, though not the
same independent.films as future
neighbor Tropic Cinema, to
avoid cutting into that business'
ticket sales.
The approval is good for a
year, so development will likely
begin within that time frame,
said Owen Trepanier, a planner


for the project.
The property was previously
a church, which burned down
twice once in the late 19th
Century and then again in 1957,
Kephart said. It was rebuilt as a
church in the 1970s, converted
to a theater, and finally a night-
club in the 1990s known as Club
Chameleon.
Why a dinner theater?
Because "people gotta eat,"
Kephart said.
According to Trepanier,
tourists are the targeted demo-
graphic for the potential busi-
ness.
Architect William -Horn is
working on the project, for
which no parking variance is
needed, according to city plan-
ners.
The Planning Department
also recommended approval,
under conditions that a grease


trap is installed and the business
close at 11 p.m. weekdays and
midnight on weekends,
But the board changed -the
hours of operation to 11 a.m. to
midnight Sundays to Thursdays,
and up to 4 a.m. Fridays and
Saturday.
It also wrote in a condition
that in the event -the restaurant
fails, the business can stay open
and operate as a theater only.
One of the original conditions
of the Planning Department
approval was that if the restau-
rant fails, the entire business
would have to close, as zoning
laws prevent another theater in
that area, Planning Director Gail
Kenson said.
The Tropic Cinema was
grandfathered in before the zon-
ing regulation, said Richard
Klitenick, Planning Board chair-
man.
"If they can't make it with the
restaurant and they want to con-


tinue with the theater," Klitenick
said, "why not let them?"
Also Thursday, the Planning
Board:
Tabled resolutions asking
for the transfer of potentially 14
transient licenses from North
Roosevelt Boulevard to various
Old Town locations.
Delayed decision on one
resolution that would have
added more bicycles, motorized
scooters and electric cars for rent
at Duval Street locations and
minutes later, approved a sepa-
rate but similar item.
Kenson read residents' letters
in opposition. Whitehead Street
resident Molly Goodwin and
Moped Hospital owner Steve
Olsen echoed those thoughts
from the podium.
Olsen called the resolutions
"blatantly unfair" and said-Key
West doesn't need "another
shack" operating as a business.
The resolution would have


added 23 rental electric cars and
10 bicycles at 916 Duval St.
Klitenick spoke against
tabling the item, saying the
board should make a decision
that night. It was tabled anyway,
Klitenick dissenting.
But a project to add 36 more
electric cars, 34 more bicycles
and 50 more scooters at 1020
Duval St. passed unanimously,
under the condition the total
number of vehicles at the busi-
ness is reduced to 20 cars, 25
scooters and 25 bicycles.

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Keys crews help in coke busts


The 'Thetis' and
'Mohawk' patrol
the Caribbean
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter "
Thetis returned home to Key
West Tuesday following a 48-
day patrol in the Caribbean high-
lighted with search-and-rescue
cases and a big drug seizure.
According to the Guard, in
mid-November, an aircrew from
the Helicopter Interdiction
Tactical Squadron in
Jacksonville pursued a go-fast
vessel to shore, where 39 pounds
of cocaine were seized by crews
from the Panamanian navy.
Later in the patrol, the Thetis
was involved in the recovery of
125 pounds of cocaine when an
aircrew chased a go-fast vessel
into the territorial seas of
Nicaragua and saw the smug-
glers discarding bales over-
board.
The 164 pounds of cocaine
recovered during both opera-
tions has an estimated street
value of $5.25 million, the
Guard says.
In addition to counter-nar-
cotics operations, the Thetis
crew was designated as the on-
scene commander Dec. 4 when
the motor vessel Stena
Compassion issued a distress
call over Channel 16 stating a
crew member fell overboard and


Photo courtesy U.S. COAST GUARD
The cutter 'Thetis,' based in Key West, scored a big drug bust on
the high seas.


was missing 116 miles south-
west of Jamaica.
Although the missing
crewmember was never located,
the Thetis remained on scene for
more than two days and crews
exhausted a search area that cov-
ered more than 250 square miles.
The Thetis is not the only Key
West Coast Guard vessel
involved in a big drug seizure
recently..
The Guard said the crew
aboard the Mohawk, working


with the Caribbean Border
Interagency Group, Puerto Rico
and Dominican Republic naval
authorities, participated in two
drug interdictions in the Mona
Passage off Puerto Rico
Monday.
In one case, 526 pounds of
cocaine were seized. In the
other, 44 pounds of cocaine was
found.
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Mohawk are 270-foot medium-
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Keys briefs

Gas-tax proposal Administrator search
tabled to February will stay in-house
Keys residents got a reprieve The Monroe County Com-
Wednesday when the County mission on Wednesday decided
Commission agreed to postpone to handle a search for a new
a proposal to add 6 cents a gallon county administrator internally,
to the local gas tax, which now saving up to $40,000 on an out-
stands at 12.4 cents, side headhunting firm. Acting
Monroe County Attorney County Administrator Debbie
Suzanne Hutton said the addi- Frederick recommended the
tional tax would raise close to $2 move.
million annually for much-need- "We can spend a tremendous
ed road and bridge repairs, amount on search committees,"
Public Works Director Dent she said at the commission's
Pierce said 28 bridges in the Marathon meeting, "and they're
county are nearing. the .end of no better."
their 50-year life spans. Frederick said she will form
The commissioners decided to an internal committee to conduct
wait until February to talk about telephone interviews and deter-
imposing the new tax. By then, mine which candidates are quali-
the commission will have. fled to replace Tom Willi. The
explored' cuts in other depart- commission fired Willi Dec. 5.
ments and will be able to better Frederick said she expects to
assess the need to raise the local- run ads nationally for about a
option gas tax, Hutton said. month.


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children who attend the Marathon center. Santa, played by Capt. Bob Peryam of the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, distributed gifts donated by Zonta, Marathon High
School's Honor Society and the Leadership Program, Shriners and ABATE, much to the
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Reinsurance change possible


Rule would
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Associated Press

A rule change that would lift a
competitive disadvantage faced by
foreign companies selling backup
coverage to property insurers
received preliminary approval


Tuesday from Gov. Charlie Crist
and the state Cabinet.
Insurance companies buy such
reinsurance to cover catastrophic
losses, like those often caused by
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tic companies. The proposed
change would lift that require-
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foreign reinsurers.
"Theoretically it would affect
price," Insurance Commissioner
Kevin McCarty. "It should make a
difference in availability. Greater
availability should affect price."
McCarty, though, said he's not
promising rate reductions.
The rule next will be pub-
lished, giving the public an
opportunity to comment before
the panel takes final action.
Cist, who praised the rule
change, often has criticized insur-
ance companies for raising rates
even though the Legislature this
year passed a new law that was
expected to reduce them.
"Some of these U.S. compa-
nies have not been very good to
Florida," Crist said. "Expanding
competition I think is a very good
thing."
Attorney General Bill
McCollum also supported the
proposal but said foreign compa-
nies should be required to be less
secretive. McCarty agreed.
"We will proceed very cau-
tiously," the commissioner said.
"We're not extending this very
broadly. We're looking at compa-
nies that are well known names
and have established reputations
that have had relationships with
Florida companies."


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Judge blocks state voting law


It now limits
registration
Associated Press

A federal judge Tuesday
blocked enforcement of a Florida
law that prevents people from
registering to vote if officials can-
not match their Social Security or
driver license numbers to federal
or state data bases.,
Secretary of State Kurt
Browning said he would immedi-
ately appeal the temporary
injunction that U.S. District
Judge Stephan Mickle issued
against the matching law that's
designed to prevent election
fraud.
Three civil rights organiza-
tions challenged the statute. They
argued it violates voting rights
guaranteed by the U.S.
Constitution and federal laws
because the data bases are unreli-
able and the matching process is
prone to human error, computer
glitches and other problems.
"There could be typos," said
Elizabeth Westfall, one of the
plaintiffs' lawyers. "Someone
could be using their married
name, but their Social Security


number might be entered under
their maiden name."
The use of two last names by
Hispanics and nontraditional
names or spellings favored by
many blacks put them at greater
risk of error, said -Westfall, an
attorney with the Advancement
Project, a civil rights legal group
based in Washington, D.C.


'This ...
however
unintentional,
causes
damage...
- U.S. District Judge
Stephan Mickle


The state and plaintiffs the
Florida Conference of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People,
Southwest Voter Education
Project and Haitian-American
Grassroots Coalition agreed
14,000 people have been unable


to register because their numbers
failed to match.
That's proof the law has
caused actual harm, the judge
found in ruling the plaintiffs have -
a "substantial likelihood of suc-
cess" in their lawsuit.
"This disenfranchisement,
however unintentional, causes
damage to the election system
that cannot be repaired after the
election has passed," Mickle
wrote. "This impact is not mini-
mal. The harm to a disenfran-
chised voter would be impossible
to repair."
Failing to stop enforcement
pending a final verdict would
make it likely even more people
will be prohibited from register-
ing, the judge noted. He also
found other means could be used
to verify a person's identity
including bank statements, utility
bills or other government docu-
ments.
"The court recognized that
this law is in direct conflict with
federal laws designed after the
2000 election debacle to make
sure every eligible citizen can
have their vote counted," said
plaintiffs' lawyer Justin Levitt,
with the Brennan Center for
Justice at New York University.


James Roberts
Jorres L Rcbertt or Ke, -West
died of heart fillure Dec 14'
He was born March 10 195'.
He is :urvijed by his parent;
George ona ciale Roberts lover
of hi, lite Cr,stal eelle Robt.erts
brothers Butch (and f'ter-inlra'A.
Donrna) fMke (and sister-in-lo'A
Cathy), .twin Ste/e i(and s'ster-in-
low Laura) anr Danny: sister
Connie (and brother-in-lcI. Barr,,)
le'yer children Michael Jorre:.
ond J''acquel, n Gcile niece :inrJ
neprhe,'A Dcnrielle. Kirrberly
Gale P.B Abigaoe Jc-eph
Kristc-phrer Samano., Michnoela
and: Daniel; great-nreprev,
Mikey;. and rJrrerous aunts,
urcle anric cousins,

Garrick Hart
Garrici' Hart, 35 die:d Dec 3 in
a motorcycle, oacident' in
Grandbury, Texas.
Mr. Hart lived In the Key, as a
child before moving to Texas
when he was 12;
He is survived bty his A/ife
'2 V:,-" rC, C ( I ,i -


Belinido Burke Hart son Jace Hort
sreF-Isnr, Crritirc.[:'ner Burl:'e or
Walnut Springs. Te:,as- motrier
Ginn',. RuuF e anr her -hUtiDrndJ
Doae of St Peteri.r b Drotner
Nlick- Rcou.e o01c-. or St Peter;buri
rnd father Bill H-rt and his wife
Woarin of GrrandCur-,
Burial tooL: place at the CDolIo'-
Fort Worin rjot-trioal Cernetaer

Sandy Hoefert
':.anac, H-..efer or To'ernler
died Dec 18 oiler a lrong llnesC,
iSe ,,.asc borr, Sornra
Pru.-lhonrrie April 23 1330 In
Morinetne Wit to Wallace
Prudhomn-e and .Agnez LoIier
'lC.le. the oldest of 1 crildrenr
,he- rniirrinr Dorni,'.'.n Hretert
in i' ?5 oand .nortl,' thereorter etr-
tlied ir, Trivernier starting .:i1 Con-
ztruction comnrpn, '
Sihe A'.'-. prececle.: inr death
b. her parents and brothers
Thomas, Peter, Edmund ornd
-James.
She i; j.uirvi..,ed by brother.;
Wal.la.e Wynne .Jaclk and
Dornn,, oir Wiconsin ind I-oiotert


or Ke, Largo- sister Mlary LOU
E .ererte of ,'ec.rgio, cirildrer, Kirn
i,.eao) and Jrnes (Koren) of Kev
Lrrc.r o and Rr 'ddaJi (Mario) ..:4 High
Springs gronrchiljren Summer
(Da. ,i) Mar. anrki, Jo.huj.
Lauiren (Ji-.rhn) Durnn Heather of
Key Largj.' oand Spencer cit High
Springs: and grelt-,randchildren
Davi-. Jo',. Caleb o3n Hrannah
M,1r.,onski

Daniel Probinsky
Daniel PrcLinsk, 80 of Key
C::,lcn,. Beacn daiea Dec 18.
He wanl born in Philldelphio
anra erved in trie U.5 r',lOiy
He is survive..1 D 0', hri wife June.
son Picharrd- daughter Su';an
(Poul) Silverrnorn, groancrichdrer,
Jon Silierrriin Koren Sill-ernman,
Jo.rnie R'oppor-'otr anr Lourer,
Frobinsk', anod greot-groand-
d:au.ghter S':imnm Pr..-brink,'.
Merrnoral .onotiorns cor be
made to thr carint,. or the c':n-
tributor's c:noice.
Deal-Lc.per Funeral Homrre ot
Big Pine Ke, handTle orrcinge-
n-,ertr


Effective December 1st, 2007,
Dr. Gregory Pape will be relocating
and will no longer see patients in
Marathon, Florida.


Records


requests and/or questions will be
handled by contacting:


LOCAL DIRECTORY OF


MARTIN LUTHER CHAPEL
MARATHON LUTHERAN SCHOOL
122nd STREET, GULF 289-0700
Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11:00 am
Dec. 22 Christmas Eve:
7:30 & 11:00 pm
Christmas Day: 9:30 am

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S Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
2nd Thursday of the Month: 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist,
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Advent Quiet Day: Saturday, Dec. 15th 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23rd 7 p.m.
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Board "Henry" the Pigeon Key Flagler Train and I
Sing under the stars. Meet at the church!
* Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Music begins at 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Holy Eucharist
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Keys Business


Saturday, December 22, 2007
KEYNOTER


Price at the pump Shoppers waiting
5,.-


ey briefs


Last Schmitt show
is on Christmas Eve

The inaugural Coldweli
Banker Schnmit Real Estate
Co. Home for the Holidays
e'ent Dec. 15 featured Santa
and Mrs. Claus greeting
more than 260 local children
at the firm's Marathon
office.
Santa distributed gift
bags. lollipops and glo,.
necklaces to the children
before they walked over to
The Deli to pick up Laune
Tencelski's free homemade
holiday cookies. The e ending
\ a., accented b\ a light sho%\
from Frontline FX
Productions featuring lasers.
snow machines and lights
choreographed to Christmas
music, courtesy of Schmitt
agents.
The last sho, t ill be per-
tormed about 6:30 p.m
Monday in the Schmntt park-
ing lot. ne\t to Office Depot.
Also at Schmitt, the com-
pan\ 's Elite Agent Circle
met Dec. 7 to participate mi a
direct-marketing workshop
conducted b\ Lois Geller.
author of "SOLD! Direct
Marketing for Real Estate
Professional.," at Sombrero
Country' Club.
Broker Brian Schmitt
established the Elite Agent
Circle at the outset of 2007
in recognition of members'
le el of success and dedicia-
non to the profession. Each
of the 25 members is ranked
m ithin dhe Top 100 agents
Keysw'ide o\ er the pre\ ious
12 months.


They predict
cheaper presents
at slow retailers
McClatchy Tribune

With the average person just
about halfway done with holiday
shopping, the pressure is on
retailers to cut prices in the final
days before Christmas.


The average shopper has com-
pleted 52.6 percent of the sea-
son's buying, compared with 53.1
percent at this time last year,
according to a survey released
Tuesday by the National Retail
Federation.
"Retailers are holding back on
giving the big discounts that con-
sumers want this year, and as a
result retail sales are very weak,"


said Britt Beemer, chairman of
America's Research Group in
Charleston, S.C.
The survey found that 11.7
percent of all shoppers, or about
25 million people, were done
with holiday shopping.
But 35 million people, or 16.5
percent, said they had not started
yet. And nearly one in five men,
or 19.4 percent, had yet to start

See SHOP / 28


A SWEET KISS: TIB Bank of the Keys partners with the Pirates on the Water group in the Upper
Keys to support Kids in Special Situations, which provides toys for Christmas for kids who
otherwise might not get any. Here, Clif and Lou Brunstetter (left) from Pirates on the Water join
with TIB's Vicki Walker to present the toys to Carlos DelValle, who founded and oversees KISS.



Store credit cards. have down side


Don't fall for
quickie discounts
to obtain them
McClatchy Tribune

A cash register isn't just a
place where you pull out your
wallet to get cash or a credit card
anymore.
At a growing number of


stores, it is becoming a place of
opportunity to put some of that
money back in the form of
instant discounts, shopping
perks and savings that may oth-
erwise pass you by if you
only sign up for the store's own
credit card that the sales clerk is
soft-selling you.
Sure, a 15 percent discount
sounds fine., especially if you


arrive at the register with an
armful of items. But don't be
wooed by the initial discount the
plastic gets you on items you
buy the same day you open the
account. The instant savings are
rarely worth the risks.
Here are six reasons to stay
away from proprietary credit
cards, outlined by www.credit
cards.com, a leading con-

See CREDIT CARDS / 29


Michelle Beighley opened
Bare Sole Sandals Dec. 1.

Bare Sole
Big Pine Key
It seems islanders can
never have too many pairs of
sandals. so residents of the
Lower Ke. s should rejoice at
their latest retail option: Bare
Sole Sandals on Big Pine.
Bare Sole. next to Ace
Hardware at mile marker
30.3 bavside, is a hlht and
bnght place filled w ith color-
ful and comfy not to
mention stylish sandals
and flip-flops for all ages.
Prices range from $8 to
$80, %, ith lots of options mn
between.
"So ve can ha\e lots of
fun sandals, not just one
pair," says _Michelle
Beighley. \~ho owns Bare
Sole % ith her husband. Capt,
Bob Bei2hle\ of Double
Haul Charers. The couple
lies on Cudioe.
The sandals and flip-tlops
in stock include Eliza B.
Flojos. Narurezza. Onex,
Ocean Rider and Taos. to
name a fewk. Born. Clarks
and North Face are coming
in January, hen those com-
panies' summer lines are
a available.
Bare Sole carries casual
bags and totes from Eliza B
and Jellyfish, as \\ell as a
line of bags from T\\ listed
Orchid South Florida-based
MoGills' tote bags. \isors.
caps and T-shirts are also
available, as is jewelry b\
Marn beth Originals of
Summerland Key.
Bare Sole's hours are 10
n.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Call 872-
18,2 or visit www.baresole
sandals.com.


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28 Saturday, December 22,2007


THE MONROE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL
MAGISTRATE WILL CONDUCT THE REGULARLY
SCHEDULED CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING ON
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST 2008, BEGINNING AT 10:00A.M.,
AT THE MONROE COUNTY GOVERNMENT REGIONAL
CENTER, 2798 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, MARATHON, FLORIDA.
INTERESTED PERSONS MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF CODE
ENFORCEMENT AGENDA AT THE HEARING, OR BY CALLING
THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT AT (305)289-2509.

FLORIDA STATE STATUTE SECTION 286.0105 NOTICE OF
HEARINGS IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING,
HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Published Keynoter 12/22/07





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and bone loss. Guilty!
S.-.4p Dona lerritt. Paralegal


"That was 25 years
ago. I was about
to be sentenced
to false teeth.
I needed council
desperately.
I confided in
Dr. Troxel who
set me on the
right path to
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Last-minute rush expected


SHOP / From 27

shopping, compared with 13.7
percent of women who have not
begun.
"The last-minute rush will be-
busier than ever this year, and
retailers are preparing by expand-
ing employee schedules, keeping
shelves stocked and extending
store hours," said Tracy Mullin,
chief executive officer and presi-
dent of the retail federation.
Consumers also were asked
what they have purchased so far
this season. Clothing and acces-
sories are most popular with 44.4
percent of consumers saying they
purchased at least one such item,
followed by books, CDs and
DVDs at 41.9 percent, toys at
35.4 percent and gift cards at 30.2
percent.
America's Research Group
said that many consumers are still
waiting for retailers to slash their
prices by 50 percent to 60 percent
before they finish their shopping.
Beemer's research indicated
that 53.4 percent of consumers
surveyed Dec. 15 and 16 were
waiting for bigger discounts. He
* expects retail sales to rise by 1.8
percent this holiday season, his
-..owi st-,fEreeast-4r nhe -tlkan -


decade.
Holiday retail sales inched up
last week, despite snowstorms
and shopper inertia, according to
figures released Tuesday by the
International Council of
Shopping Centers.
Sales rose by 1.4 percent for
the week ended Saturday com-
pared with the week before.


Compared

with last

year at this

tim e, retail

sales rose

2.1 percent.


Compared with last year at this
time, retail sales rose 2.1 percent,
according to calculations by the
council and UBS Securities LLC.
"Unfortunately, retailers were
battered by several forces this
past week, including storms and a
procrastinating consumer," said
hNrIrhael .. N ienmra,- a-he- .ctmic l1-1


chief economist.
The retail federation predicted
that holiday sales would rise 4
percent this year to $474.5 bil-
lion.

Online shopping
Online shoppers have only a
few days left to land deals and
shipping incentives as the busiest
week in e-retailing comes to an
end.
Yahoo Shopping reported its
traffic rose 50 percent, on that
day.
"We're very pleased with how
the season is going," said Jason
Khoury, online shopping expert
for Yahoo Shopping, based in
Santa Clara, Calif. "We're seeing
a greater adoption. More and
more people are looking online
for at least some of their holiday
purchases."
E-commerce data firm
comScore Inc. reported that so
far the biggest online shopping
day was Dec. 6 with $801 million
in sales.
The firm said that as of last
Sunday, consumers had spent $19
billion for online holiday shop-
ping and it predicts the entire sea-
son will bring in $29.5 billion, a
20 percent increase from 2006.
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Photo by LARRY BENVENUTI
EVERYONE IN THE POOL: Keys residents modeling in Marathon for an upcoming
catalogue for SwimLine Corp., an Edgewater, N.J., company that makes water-related
products such as inflatables and snorkel gear, are (from left) Hanna, Dana and Aydan
Child; Nina Perez with Macey Machetta; and Jessica Machelta.
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Keys Business


Getting store cards has

hidden consequences


CREDIT CARDS / From 27

summer resource for credit-card
information:
While the biggest benefit is
at the beginning of the relation-
ship, when you may get a typical
10 percent to 15 percent dis-
count on same day purchases,
most store cards go unused after
the initial transaction.
Private-label credit cards
generally have much higher
interest rates typically in the
20 percent range than general
purpose cards, .which charge an
average 13 percent to 14 per-
cent.
Though they are easier to
qualify for than major credit
cards, and may tempt consumers
who are trying to build credit, a
wallet full of store credit cards,
in addition to several major
cards, can quickly degrade your
credit by causing you to have too
many open accounts.
Purchases with store cards
can deplete resources you would
have otherwise used on reward-
points opportunities from gener-
al-purpose cards.
In event of a purchase dis-
pute, store credit cards don't
have ap association to act on
behalf of the consumer.

Keys briefs


Marine group
installs officers

The Middle Keys Marine
Association installed new offi-
cers for the coming year at its
Dec. 13 general membership
meeting.
They are Eric Myrmal, pres-
ident (Inflatable Boats of the
Florida Keys); Chris Boyle,
vice president (Smorgasboat);
Jana Carter, secretary (Seamark
Electronics); and directors
Dave Foley (March Hare
Marine Services), John Stiglitz,
(ARC Machine), Neil
Gonzalez, (past president) and
Tom Cooke, (All Keys Diesel
Repair).
After the ceremonial instal-
lation, the officers and mem-
bers enjoyed their annual holi-
day party at the Marathon
Yacht Club.


+ Consumers who sign up
for storecredit cards may also
end up on marketing mailifig
lists or find that their personal
information has been compro-
mised. Large' chains such as
Wal-Mart routinely sell data to
third parties, which in turn try to
offer you special promotions or
services. Unsolicited offers like
these may be an annoyance,
especially if you're already
flooded with offers you don't
want.


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Children under 5 Complimentary


Saturday, December 22,2007 29


Join us for an Elegant Holiday Celebration at Cheeca Lodge & Spa,


Monday, Decembe
Christmas Eve
6:00pm 10:00pn

Holiday Dinner -
Cheeca's Twist on the C
Feast of the Seven Fis
A savory buffet showcase
bounty of the sea
A la carte dining and chi
menu are also availat

Adults $39
Children under 12 $
Children under 5 Complir


Make your reservations now!
Call 305-517-4411 for information and reservations
Reservations strongly recommended
Pricing does not include Service Charge and Sales Tax
Credit cards required for outside reservations

Don't forget to ask about our fabulous
New Year's Eve Dinner Dance, Dec. 31, 2007

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sday, December 25
Christmas Day
:00pm 9:00pm

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f THEY LOVE THE KEYS: Keys
Kritters, mile marker 100.6
.71". bayside, received almost 100
essays and posters from
Upper Keys elementary
schools when it hosted the
S. 'Why I give Thanks for Growing
i Up in the Keys' essay contest.
Fifteen winning classrooms
received an aquarium set
with all necessary equipment
and a $50 gift certificate to
stock the aquarium. Shown
Here with Keys Kritters owner
Robbie Majeska and
Plantation Key School
Principal Vanessa Strickland
are some of the kids.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CHANGE TO THE MONROE COUNTY 2010 COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS



On January 8, 2008, THE MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing at the MARATHON GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2798 Overseas
Highway, 2nd Floor; Marathon, Monroe County, Flonda beginning at 10:00 A.M: to consider the following proposal to regulate the use of land within -
UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY.

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NEW ITEMS CONTINUED:
6. Text amendment to the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

The Monroe County Planning Commission will meet in regular session to hold a public hearing to review a proposed ordinance entitled: RESIDENTIAL DENSITY CALCULATIONS FOR
AFFORDABLE/WORKFORCE HOUSING PROJECTS TO BE BASED UPON PARCEL GROSS ACREAGE; amending the text of Policy 101.4.21 of the Monroe County Year 2010
Comprehensive Plan to allow residential densities for proposed development/redevelopment parcels designed to provided affordable. employee, and workforce housing to based upon parcel
(s) gross acreage.

7. Text amendment to the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

The Monroe County Planning Commission will meet in regular session to hold a public hearing to review a proposed ordinance entitled: ALLOCATING RESIDENTIAL DENSITY TO THE
EDUCATIONAL FUTURE LAND USE CATEGORY; amending policies 101.4.11 and 101.4.21 of the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan: modifying the purpose of the Education
(E) Future Land Use Category to conform to state law so as to allow affordable, employee, and workforce housing for teachers, other school district personnel and Essential Services
Personnel (as defined in Monroe County's Amended Local Housing Assistance Plan) at existing and new school sites, ard allocating residential density to land within areas categorized as
Education (E) on the Future Land Use Map.

8. Text amendment to the Monroe County Code Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

The Monroe County Planning Commission will meet in regular session to hold a public hearing to review a proposed ordinance entitled: "LAWFULLY ESTABLISHED AND EQUITABLY
VESTED RESALE PRICE" DEFINITION; amending the text of Monroe County Code Section 9.5-4 to add such definition to be applied when calculating the maximum sale and resale prices
of affordable dwelling units.

9. Text amendment to the Monroe County Code Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

The Monroe County Planning Commission will meet in regular session to hold a public hearing to review a proposed ordinance entitled: 'WOR FORCE HOUSING" AND "ESSENTIAL
SERVICES PERSONNEL" DEFINITIONS, amending the text of Monroe County Code Section 9.5-4 to add definitions for "workforce housing" and "essential services personnel".

10. An ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners imposing an Interim Development Ordinance prohibiting the approval of new allocations of ROGO or
NROGO for Big Pine Key and No Name Key until such time as a mitigation ordinance is adopted by the Board of County Commissioners or to be effective for allocations through and
including the ROGO allocation quarter ending July 14, 2008 whichever occurs first; providing for severability; providing for the repeal of all inconsistent provisions; providing for the transmittal
of this ordinance to the State Department of Community Affairs; providing for an effective date.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during normal business hours. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the.County hereby
advises the public that: if a person decides to appeal any decision made by this Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or its hearing, they must ensure that the verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the Board of County Commissioners' Resolution #131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any
decision of the Planning Commission he or she shall provide a transcript of the hearing before the Planning Commission, prepared by a court reporter at the appellants expense, which transcript shall be filed as
a part of the appeal within the time provided in Section 9.5-521 (f), the Monroe County Code, amended.
The public is further advised that some or all of the members of the Monroe County Commission, the Commission/Council members andlor their appointed representatives of the incorporated cities of Marathon
Key Colony Beach, Layton, and the Village of Islamorada, may attend the meeting and discuss items that may come before their respective commissions, councils, or advisory boards. ADA Assistance: Anyone
needing special assistance at the Planning Commission Hearing due to a disability should contact the Planning Commission Coordinator at 289-2522 by 5:00 PM on January 4, 2008.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CHANGE TO THE MONROE COUNTY

2010 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT

REGULATIONS


On January 8, 2008, THE MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing at the MARATHON ..
GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida beginning at 10:00 A.M. to '
consider the following proposal to regulate the use of land within UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY. .

ADS 3 of 3

NEW ITEMS CONTINUED:

11 .Text amendment to the Monroe County Code Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

An ordinance of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners amending Section 9.5-120.5, extending the moratorium on new transient units,
such as hotel or motel rooms, or campground, recreational vehicle or travel trailer spaces; providing for severability; providing for repeal of
inconsistent provisions; providing for an effective date; and providing for transmittal for codification.

12.Text amendment to the Monroe County Code Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163
An ordinance of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners amending Section 9.5-120.6, extending the moratorium on transfer of
recreational vehicle spaces to hotel and motel units off-site; providing for severability; providing for repeal of inconsistent provisions; providing for an
effective date; and providing for transmittal for codification.

13.Text amendment to the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

The Planning Commission will hear proposed amendments to the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan on Chapter 3.1 Future Land Use,
Goal 101 and proposed new Objectives 101.21 and 101.22 and proposed new Policy 101.22.1 and amendments to Chapter 3.1 Ports, Aviation and
Related Facilities, Policy 501.1.1 and 501.1.2 and Chapter 3.13 Intergovemmental Coordination, Policy 1301.4.5 and Objective 1301.5. The
amendments are required because of legislative amendments made to Chapters 163.3175 and 163.3177 of the Florida Statutes, requiring state and
local governments to exchange land planning information with military installations in order to achieve land use compatibility.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during normal business
hours. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the County hereby advises the public that: if a person decides to appeal any decision made by this
Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or its hearing, they must ensure that the verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the Board of County Commissioners' Resolution
#131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any decision of the Planning Commission he or she shall provide a transcript of the hearing before the
Planning Commission, prepared by a court reporter at the appellant's expense, which transcript shall be filed as a part of the appeal.within the time
provided in Section 9.5-521(f), the Monroe County Code, amended.
The public is further advised that some or all of the members of the Monroe County Commission, the Commission/Council members and/or their
appointed representatives of the incorporated cities of Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Layton, and the Village of Islamorada, may attend the meeting
and discuss items that may come before their respective commissions, councils, or advisory boards. ADA Assistance: Anyone needing special
assistance at-the Planning Commission Hearing due to a disability should contact the Planning Commission Coordinator at 289-2522 by 5:00 PM on
January 4, 2008.


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Firefighters help
families unite

In the spirit of the holdays,
Islamorada Fire Rescue wants
to help out u here it can.
In that vein. if you have a
family member \ ho lies
w within the u\ llage or the
Plantation Ke\ Con\ alescent
Center that can be transport-
ed onl\ b\ stretcher or
w heelchair van, the depan-
ment crew will bnng your
fanuly member home for
Christmas. For more infor-
mation, call 664-4559.

Santa visits Moose
at noon today

Santa Claus will be at the
Marathon Moose Lodge
from noon to 2 p.m. today
\w th toys and refreshments
for kids age 10 and under.
For specifics, call 743-6062.

Guidance Clinic
wraps gifts today

The Guidance Clinic of
the hMddle Keys. next to the
Marathon Communir\ Park
is holding a holiday gift-
\\ rapping fundraiser from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. today to bene-
fit the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life.
Gifts % ill he wrapped for a
donation to this \ear's eent.

Keys wiener dogs
ready to strut

The third annual Key
West Dachhund Walk gets
strolling do\n Du\al Street
at noon New Year's Eve.
Dogs and their owners
should gather at Fleming and
\\hiiehead streets, then pro-
ceed over to Duval for the
short walk. Last year, more
than 120 \ iener dogs partici-
pated.
It's free and a lot of fun,
and costumes aren't neces-
sary, although many dachs-
hunds do dress for the occa-
sion. For more, call Ruth
Reiter at 293-8019.


Give this man a plaque!


Puto's got so many honors, he needs a storage area to hold them
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.con-.


Marathon City Manager Nlike
Puto has seen and done it all in
his 59 years and he has the
plaques to prove it.
"I've got plaques from up and
down the Keys; they came from a
conglomeration of :hings." Puto
said. "If I had to go and count -
a rough guess I'm pren\ cloe
to 350 to 400."
It is, perhaps, the largest plaque
collection in all of the Ke\ s.
Puto has plaques from his time
as a Monroe Count\ conmns-
sioner, from Keys chambers of
commerce, the Marathon
Jaycees, American Legion.
Fishermen's Hospital. Marathon
High School you name it. he's
been presented it.
Stan Haines, owner and opera-
tor of Collector's Comer in
Marathon, said he has like '.
made, the majoriz' ot those
plaques.
"He was among the first three
or four people in the day we put
the sign up," Haines recalled.
"He said, 'I'm Mike Puto and
you're glad to meet me and do
you make plaques?'"
In fact, Haines credits Puto for
him being in business today.
"Mike Puto literally got every
organization to come deal with
Collector's Corner when we
opened," he said.
But plaques are really only
one aspect of Puto's recognition.
He also has a dozen or more
shovels commemorating various
groundbreaking ceremonies and
two thick ring binders full of cer-
tificates he's received for various
achievements.
But Puto is very humble about
having earned the moniker "Mr.
Marathon."
"It's nice that people remem-
ber you. Look at the Mikey roast;
they raised $26,000 for the
United Way," he said. "It's fun. I
don't mind being out there."
Local Marathon attorney and
filmmaker Richard E. Warner has
produced a movie version of the
2006 roast, which is on sale for
$9.95 to raise funds for the
United Way.
Warner has also contributed to
Puto's other sizeable collection


Marathon City Manager (above) takes his seat, so to speak. The toilet seat is among the
hundreds of plaques, trophies and certificates he's amassed over the years, including shovels
(below) from numerous groundbreaking.


Mikey

for sale

DVDs of "Mike Puto
Roasted." the \ video of Puto's
Jul\ 27, 2006. roast at Haw k's
Cay Resort on Duck Ke%. are
available for sale in Marathon
at the Fishermen's Hospital
gift shop, Marooned in
Marathon. Collector's Comer.
Publi\. the Ke\noter and
Richard E. Warner's la\\
office. The cost Lis $9.95 and
all proceeds benefit the United
Way of Monroe Count 's 19
agencies.


-firefighting memorabilia -
when he brought him back a
patch right off the shirt of the
Milan, Italy, fire chief.
"When he heard that Mike
wanted something symbolic of

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34 Saturday, December 22, 2007


Keys Living


CLUB SALUTES SALVATION ARMY: Linda Presz from the Marathon Yacht Club Auxiliary
presents a $400 Christmas donation to Lynn. Vail, social-services case worker for the
Salvation Army in the Middle Keys.


Keys briefs


Kids to tackle
local 'mysteries'

Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon is giving children ages
6 to 11 the chance to become
detectives and help solve myster-'
ies and whodunits.
The Crane Point Mini-
Mystery Day Camp runs from
Jan. 2 to 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
each day. Activities include solv-
ing The Case of the Mysterious
Missing Money using paint
chips, shoeprints and soil sam-
ples to help identify the culprit.
Children will also help "catch"
who is polluting the water and
how to help the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration find out if
product labels are accurate. Each
day will include hands-on activi-
ties and take-home projects.
Space is limited to 20 kids.
Cost is $75 per student and
includes lunch. There's a 10 per-
cent discount for Crane Point
members.
To register your child, contact


Elizabeth Moore, education
director, at 743-3900 or by e-mail
at seascience@bellsouth.com.

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
images from the portfolio of nature
photographer Maltz along with
daily tidbits about the habits and
schedules of Florida's wildlife.
Cost is $15 plus tax and/or
shipping.


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WatersEdge Christmas Menu
3 Course Meal served from 12 noon until 9 pm
Is st Course
L l-hsler, Corn and Shrimp Bisque OR Sieet Potato Ch(Ihder. C(nn.muon ('reme Frai he
2nd Course
Roistied Orgarnic l'un rurkev \eiili Tl"i\mr hes-tnuil 'ling. Gjiblei (GraT,
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OR
GnrUed Black k\ngi> lenderlorl. -reamed alsily, Peppered Calernet Sauce
3rd Course
Plum Pudding, Hard Brandi Sauie and Double )Demn (ream + _
OR Mile Highl Pumpkin Pie, Orange C(,nlit
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lie 'ill be offering a complete (hrislmas ":l IHome" Dinner, iwilh all the lrimminings that
ii ill be offered "to-go" style. This n ill serre 8-10 people. thanls under S5 per person.
She lo-go" dinners will be picked iup at the side of IalersEdge between 11 am I pnm.
CHRISTMAS "AT HOME" DINNER
In 12 lb- \\io Ro led Org:rinc ,'n Ttirlk.-) -
OR '1-12 Ibs Bone-in Clove and Maple Glazed Counmr Ham '1 9
sidte included Nlesclun G(itens. Spiced \\anuLs, Ra:.pberrn Dre.,ing. +g .
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Saturday, December 22,2007


Church services


available Keyswide


Churches up and down the
Keys have special services
planned for Christmas. Among
them:
+ The Key West United
Methodist Church at 600 Eaton
St. has its Christmas Eve cantata
and candlelight service at 7 p.m.
+ Vineyard Community
SChurch celebrates Christmas Eve
with services at 5 and 7 p.m.
Monday. There will be music and
a candlelightirg ceremony. The
church is at 100 County Road,
Big Pine Key.
+ St. James the Fisherman
Episcopal Church at mile marker
87.5 has its Christmas Eve serv-
ices at 5:30 and 10 p.m. The
Christmas day service is at noon.
+ New Life Assembly next to
Office Depot in Marathon has a
one-hour candlelight service at 6
p.m. Christmas Eve.
The United Methodist
Community Church, 3010 Over-


seas Highway, Marathon, holds a
Christmas Eve cantata and candle-
light communion service at 6 p.m.
Call 743-5107.
+ St. Francis-in-the-Keys
Episcopal Church, 1600 Key
Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key, has a
Christmas Eve service of lessons
and carols at 7 p.m. At 7:30, the
Christmas Eucharist will begin,
featuring a candlelit singing of
"Silent Night." Call 872-2547.
+ San Pablo Catholic Church
of Marathon has a family Mass at
5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and
music of the season begins at
9:30 with the San Pablo Choir.
On Christmas, Mass is at 8 and
11 a.m.
Presbyterian Kirk of the
Keys Church in Marathon has its
Christmas Eve candlelight serv-
ice at 7:30 p.m. The church is at
mile marker 51.5 oceanside.


Briefs


ABATE planning
annual chili cook-off

The southernmost chapter of
ABATE (American Bikers
Aimed Toward Education) has its
next monthly gathering at 11 a.m.
Jan. 6 at the Geiger Key Bar and
Marina.
Also planned is its annual chili
cook-off Jan. 27 at Coconuts on
Big Pine Key. It's open to all
cooks. Also invited is anyone
who wants to go and eat all they
can for $5. Judging is from noon
to 4 p.m.
For more information, call
Dixie Lee Henckel at 797-0474.

Track the election
over six lunches

Florida Keys Community
College adjunct political-science
instructor Henry Woods is offer-
ing a six-week lunch-and-learn
course that will track the 2008
presidential race.
Beginning Jan. 8, Woods will
facilitate the course that will meet
Tuesday and Wednesdays over
lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Alice's Restaurant to monitor the


primaries and caucuses that will
select the nominees for both
major political parties.
Tuition is $89 (does not
include the lunch at $20 per per-
son). The same material will be
covered Tuesdays and Wednes-
days to give flexibility to partici-
pants who may have a conflict on
a particular day.
The course will examine all
the candidates, their spouses
(potential first ladies and gentle-
man), the issues and the dynam-
ics state by state as the process
unfolds. To enroll, call 809-3188.
To obtain the full course syllabus,
send an e-mail to hwoodskeys@
aol.com. All political persuasions
are 'welcome.

- military


Lower Keys
U.S. Navy Seaman George
A. Serrano, son of Maritza
Velasquez of Key West and
Alexander Serrano of Carolina,
Puerto Rico, recently completed
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Serrano is a 2007 graduate of
Key West High School.


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Mike Puto's got an axe to grind. Well, not really. That axe was presented to him by
Marathon Volunteer Fire Rescue for his years of service. To the right, well, it had to start
somewhere his very first plaque from when he was a kid.


Puto takes his 'seat'


PLAQUES / From 33

the Milan Fire Department, he
took out his formal fire-chief
evening jacket and ripped out
the official seal of the depart-
ment off the sleeve and present-
ed it to Mike as an honor from
one fire chief to his American
counterpart," Warner said.
Puto stores the plaques at
.home and at a storage facility
above Mobile Golf Cart Sales
& Service, but he also has plen-
ty in his City Hall office.
He says his favorite piece is
a fire axe Haines picked up at a


trade show in Las Vegas, which
was eventually presented to
Puto by Marathon Volunteer
Fire Rescue.
The most unique and
heaviest plaque in his collec-
tion has to be the "official
Monroe County seat" presented
by the Marathon Fire
Department in 1988-89 when
he was county mayor.
"They got an oak toilet seat
and put it on -a plaque and it
says the official county seat,"
Puto said. "It's neat because
they took the time to do it."
Haines put it best when
describing the enormity of


Puto's plaque collection.
"It's amazing. What he did for
most of his life he did for noth-
ing. He does a wonderful job for
everyone and he's happy to be
paid in plaques." Haines said.
Puto has worn many hats in
his life. He has been a county
commissioner and mayor, a fire
chief, a schoolteacher, city
manager and even a school bus
driver when needed. Anything
going on in Marathon and
you're sure to find Mikey there.
He's set to turn 60 years
young just after the new year.
It's likely someone ivill give
him a plaque to celebrate.


Key West Symphony Orchestra's Opening Gala to Honor past president Frank Romano
Join us for an elegant evening of delectible foods, champagne & libations and fabulous entertainment from
symphony musicians and The Bubba System an event full of surprises and fun! One lucky guest will walk
away with a 1.75 carat blue diamond compliments of and now on display at Little Switzerland at the Westin!
SJanuary 9, 2008
at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina
S 6:30 pm 7:15 pm Reception, Courtyard by Little Switzerland
I 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Dinner in the Westin Ballroom
9:00 pm on Dancing with music by The Bubba System
:' -" For reservations call the symphony office at 305-292-1774
$250 per person with all proceeds to benefit the Key Wesit Symphony Orchsq ra
The first concert of our MASTER CONCERT SERIES will be presented January 11 and 12, 2ti'8 with guest
performer Monica Abrego, soprano, singing Rodrigo: Cuatro .1\ itlrgat s Aimatoi w: and Villa lobus'
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, along with Prokofiev's Love for 'hree (, mi1, -,at a h. Bas be r' ierr rto r t Si.nc;l f/;)
Scandal and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets may bc purchased online at Kev"'Ti x.coim or
call Tennessee Williams Theatre, 305- 295-"6-(


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Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CHANGE TO THE MONROE COUNTY 2011


On January 8, 2008, THE MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing at the MARATHON GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Monroe

ADS 1 of 3

CONTINUED ITEMS:
1. Text amendment to the Monroe County Land Development Reaulations Section 9.5-511 and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

An ordinance by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopting a text amendment to the Monroe County code by creating Section 9.5-346.1: Mitigation for habitat conservation on Big P
share of the required mitigation under the Incidental Take Permit (ITP) issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mitigation ordinance establishes a uniform methodology for calculation, imposition

2. Amendment to a Major Conditional Use Section 9.5-68

106003 Overseas Highway. Key Largo, Mile Marker 106 A.K.A Lake View Gardens: A request filed by Northstar Resort Enterprises, Corp. for approval of an Amendment to a Major Conditional Ur
attached affordable and employee housing units; one (1) clubhouse.of 1,548 square feet; and one (1) owner daycare facility of 1,334 square feet. The subjectparcel is legally described as Island of Key

NEW ITEMS:

3. Land Use District and Future Land Use Map Amendments Section 9.5-511 of the Monroe County Code and Florida Statutes 125 & 163

Dancing Bear Properties (aka Snapper's Restaurant), 139 Seaside Ave, Key Largo, Mile Marker 94.5: A request for approval of an amendment to the current Land Use District designation from I
with Policy 1201.4.2 of the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The subject parcels are legally described as Block 1 Lots 4, 5, 6 Seaside PB1-97, & Re-Sub Seaside PB2-10, Ke
00491760.000000(See Map #1 Below).

4. Bufferyard Variance, Section 9.5-524(b)(2)

Mandalay Bay Development (aka Ocean Sunrise Associates. LLC), Second Avenue, Key Largo, Mile Marker 97.5: A request for approval of a variance for internal district boundary bufferyards
residential units; a 3,782 SF restaurant facility, twelve (12) accessory boat slips; and other associated amenities such as a spa/fitness center, swimming pools, and a reception area. The subject parcels
95' of NE'LY 400' of SW'LY 225'& Adjacent Bay Bottom, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate numbers 0055420.000000, 00554670.000000, 00554700.000000, 00554730.000000 anc

5. Major Conditional Use. Section 9.5-69

Mandalay Bay Development (aka Ocean Sunrise Associates, LLC), Second Avenue, Key Largo, Mile Marker 97.5: A request for approval of a Major Conditional Use Permit in order to construe
3,782 SF restaurant facility, twelve (12) accessory boat slips; and other associated-amenities such as a spa/fitness center, swimming pools, and a reception area. The subject parcels to be developed ai
of SW'LY 225'& Adjacent Bay Bottom, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate numbers 0055420.000000, 00554670.000000, 00554700.000000, 00554730.000000 and 00554740.00000


Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during normal business hours. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the County hereby advises the put
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the Board of County Commissioners' Resolution #131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any decision of the Planning Cc
the time provided in Section 9.5-521(f), the Monroe County Code, amended.
The public is further advised that some or all of the members of the Monroe County Commission, the Commission/Council members and/or their appointed representatives of the incorporated cities of Marathon, Key Colon
special assistance at the Planning Commission Hearing due to a disability should contact the Planning Commission Coordinator at 289-2522 by 5:00 PM on January 4, 2008.




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D COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS


; County, Florida beginning at 10:00 A.M. to consider the following proposal to regulate the use of land within UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY.


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ne and No Name Keys. The purpose of the mitigation is to provide a funding source for land acquisition on Big Pine and No Name Keys, in order to ensure that development bears its fair
1, collection, expenditure and administration of the mitigation fees imposed on various types of land development activities.



,e in order to re-develop property formerly known as the Florida Keys RV Park and the Happy Vagabond. The proposed development request is for thirteen (13) market rate dwelling units; 110
argo, Part Lots 5-12-13, Section 61, Township 31 South, Range 40 East, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate Number: 00083970.000000.





improved Subdivision (IS) to Sub-Urban Commercial (SC) and to amend the Future Land Use Map designation from Residential Medium (RM) to Mixed Use Commercial (MC) in accordance
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38 Saturday, December 22,2007


Keys Living


UM medical pros


return to Keys


Annual health
fair planned
at 3 locations

University of Miami Medical
School students and staff return
to the Keys Jan. 26 for their annu-
al Florida Keys Health Fair.
It's planned for 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Fishermen's Hospital in
Marathon; the Methodist and
Baptist churches at 280 Key Deer
Blvd., Big Pine Key; and Key
West High School, 2100 Flagler
Ave.
The Florida Keys Health Fair
was established in 1971 by Iris
Keim, a Big Pine resident and
retired professor of family medi-
cine and epidemiology and pub-
lic health, who recognized the
necessity of addressing the med-
ical and educational needs of the
underserved population of
Monroe County.
Over the years, the annual
event has come to provide many
health services at free or reduced
cost to Keys residents unable to
access routine medical care.
The fair provides screening
for the most prevalent diseases in
our community including hyper-
tension, diabetes, high choles-
terol, vision loss, obesity, depres-
sion, hepatitis, osteoporosis, and
colon, breast, cervical and skin
cancers.


Using a referral system of free
clinics, the fair also acts as a por-
tal for entry to care for patients
identified to be at risk. All of the
services offered are provided by
volunteer physicians, health-care
workers and medical students.
Since its inception, the Florida
Keys Health Fair has grown to
provide needed services in the
Middle and Lower Keys for near-
ly 1,000 patients every year.
Free health screenings and
education include smoking-ces-
sation counseling, bone-density
tests, mental-health screening,
children's health evaluations,
blood-glucose tests, HIV testing,
breast exams, and male genital
and rectal exams. There also is $5
testing for prostate cancer screen-
ing, pap smears and cholesterol
tests (for the blood-glucose and
cholesterol tests, you must not eat
for eight hours before arriving for
the tests).
You can avoid lines at the pop-
ular fair by preregistering from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the fair's
locations, except for on Big Pine,
where preregistration is at the
senior center, 380 Key Deer
Blvd., behind the fire station.
Questions? Call Tahira
Mathen at (305) 243-2898, send
her an e-mail at TAMathen@
med.miami.edu or go to
www.umdocs.org.


"y briefs


Help's available
to quit smoking

The Florida Keys Area
Health Education Center is
offering an ongoing Quit
Smoking Now group and indi-
vidual 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
Tucson, Ariz., is the guest speak-
er until March 2008 at Unity of


Marathon, which meets at 10
a.m. Sunday at the Marathon
Garden Club. For specifics, call
'743-7729.

Lillie's House.
plans open houses

Lillie's House, a six-bed
assisted living facility in the
Upper Keys, has passed its bien-
nial state inspection and is cele-
brating with an open house every
day through Christmas. There
will be refreshments and more.
Lillie's House is at 119
Harbor View Drive in Tavemier.
For more information, call
Administrator Elayne Versage at
394-7393.


Keynoter


TOYS FOR TOTS: The Jolly Roger Estates Property Owners Association on Little Torch Key
collected for Toys for Tots at its annual holiday party Dec. 15. Here, Treasurer Sue Harrison
(left) presents the box of toys to Helen Sullivan, supervisor of the Big Pine Key post office.
The toys are given to local churches for distribution to children in the Lower Keys.






Keys Living


Saturday, December 22,2007


Nature series starts Jan. 9 at Pennekamp


The Florida Keys
are covered in
'Delicate Balance'

Staff at the Dagny Johnson
Key Largo Hammock Botanical
State Park are getting ready to
start, their 17th annual lecture
series, called "The Delicate
Balance of Nature."
Each Wednesday from 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. at the John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park Visitor
Center at mile marker 102.5
ocean, experts in various envi-
ronmental fields will present dif-
ferent aspects of our environ-
ment and field questions. Best of-
all, they're free.
The schedule:
+ Jan. 9: Facts About
Manatees. Learn about the
Florida manatee, from basic biol-
ogy to dangers it faces, and
measures taken to protect it.
Christy Hudak with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute will share stories regard-
ing several of the known mana-


tees in the Keys.
Jan. 16: Viewing Key
Largo's Winter Night Sky and
Guitar Accompaniment. The
Southern Cross Astronomical
Society will bring its telescopes
and illuminate us on the stars and
planets of Key Largo's heavens.
Lenny Batista will add to the
celestial visions with the delight-
ful sounds of his guitar and
voice.
Jan. 23: South Florida's
Agricultural Development: Don
Pybas, Cooperative Extension
Service director for Miami-Dade
County and the University of
Florida Cooperative Extension
Service, will give a historical
overview from early pioneer
efforts to the mechanization and
highly efficient modern industry
of today.
Jan. 30: The Key Deer:
History and Status. Find out what
is known about the Key deer's
long and complex history from
Phillip Hughes, endangered-
species biologist with the U.S.


Fish & Wildlife Service.
Feb. 6: Avoiding Garden
Gremlins: Plants and Products to
Keep Your Yard Island-Friendly:
Alison Higgins of The Nature
Conservancy of the Florida Keys
will talk about how to choose the'
right plants and care for your gar-
den in the most eco-friendly
manner.
Feb. 13: Nurse Shark
Research in the Florida Keys:
Jaws is Smarter Than You Think:
Sixteen years of field observa-
tion has revealed a much more
complex animal than previously
supposed. Scientist Wes Pratt,
with Mote Marine Lab, will
highlight this exciting ongoing
research-project with underwater
videography and still photo-
graphs.
Feb. 20: American
Crocodiles and Other Creatures
That Go Bump in the Night:
Steve Klett, manager o.f the
Crocodile Lake National
Wildlife Refuge, will discuss
what is being done to preserve
and protect the endangered
species of North Key Largo.


Feb. 27: The Ivory-Billed
Woodpecker Recovery:
Evidence, Argument and Hope.
This presentation will focus on
recent recovery planning, gov-
ernment responsibility, and sci-
entific controversy around the
iconic ivory-billed Woodpecker.
Laurie Fenwood with the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service will
bring you up to date with the
Project.
March 5: Wildflowers in
the Florida Keys: Chuck
McCartney, amateur botanist and
wildflower photographer, will
show slides of the flowering
trees, shrubs, vines and herbs that
inhabit the tropical hammocks,
coastal mangrove forests, and
roadsides of the unique place we
call the Florida Keys.
March 12: Tropical Solar
Home and System Design: Learn
how solar-powered homes can be
built in this ideal environment of
the Keys. Bob Williams, founder


of the Marathon-based Sea Air
and Land Technologies (SALT),
will share some of his expertise
on sustainable systems.
March 19: Co-existing
With Tree Snails: Deb Shaw,
biologist and environmental
affairs manager with the Florida
Keys Electric Cooperative, will
discuss tree-snail natural history
and management of tree-snail
populations within electric utility
rights of way.
+ March 26: The Role of
Mangroves in the Everglades
Estuarine Ecotone. Learn about
the importance of mangroves as
part of South Florida's ecosys-
tem, the Everglades and water
quality in the Keys. This presen-
tation will be given by Nick
Oehm from the National Sciencg
Foundation's Florida Coastal
Everglades Long-term Eco-
logical Research Program.
Questions? Call the Pennekamp
ranger station at 451-1202.


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Wounded Warriors
come back to Keys

The Veterans Council of
Monroe County, the American
Legion and the Disabled
American Veterans are starting a
campaign for donations support-
ing severely wounded veterans.
The Wounded Warriors Cycle
group will be at a ceremony to
honor them at American Legion
Post 154 in Marathon at 3:30
p.m. Jan. 18. It will include the
names of each contributor being
thanked for his or her support.
Checks should be made out
to the nonprofit Wounded
Warrior Project, based in
Jacksonville. Seventy-seven
cents of each dollar donated
goes to programs to help wound-
ed veterans.
Checks can be dropped off at
American Legion Post 154, att:
Veterans Council President
Grace Parks or Executive
Secretary Susan Anderson
Executive Secretary. Tax-deduc-
tion forms are available upon
request


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For more information contact
Parks at 743-7766.

Master Chef Classic
returns to Key West

Due to a lack of participating
restaurants and chefs in the
Middle Keys, the 14th annual
Master Chef Classic event
planned for Tranquility Bay
Resort in Marathon, a benefit for
the Monroe Association for
Retarded Citizens, has been
postponed and moved back to
Key West.
Middle Keys residents that
still want to experience the
fundraiser can do so instead in
Key West at the Pier House
Resort Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 7
p.m.
Tickets are on sale beginning
Jan. 14 at the MARC Plant
Store, 1401 Seminary St., Key
West; The Restaurant Store,
1111 Eaton St.; the Pier House
concierge; and First State Bank
in Marathon.
Tickets are $45 in advance,
$50 at the door. Wine tickets are
$5 each or $15 for unlimited
wine and can be purchased only
with an event meal ticket at the
door.
For more information, call
Gordon Ross at 294-9526
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.


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GIFTS FOR ALL: During the Key West Rotary Club's annual holiday party, those attending
brought either an unwrapped gift or paid $20 toward a gift for the Key West Police
Department's Toys for Tots program. Overall, the club donated more than 100 toys. Rotarian
and police officer Steve Torrance (not shown) coordinated the distribution of gifts. Others
involved were (from left) Tom Guida, Frank Lalama, Rudy Molinet and Janice Long. The toys
were distributed to the Douglass Gym, the Elks Lodge and the Learning Center.


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He's heading to the Keys
And Santa has a new Keys Christmas song to help him along. See story, Page 44.


RETURNING ACT: The Curtis
Brothers return from New York
for a Tennessee Williams Theatre
benefit. See story, Page 48.
SEASONAL FUN: Get into the
spirit with all of these events
taking place islandwide. See
story, Page 47.


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Keys"Arts 8& entertainment


ArtBeat . .....43
Movie Times .. .43
Crossword .:....45
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Tuesday's the big day -
Christmas! And there's no
shortage of events on this
island chain. And we also
have a new Christmas
song specifically for us,
"I'm Heading to the
Keys for Christmas."
See story, Page 44.

Photo courtesy
PDC Wireless/Marathon



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In brief


'Christmas Carol'
takes stage tonight

Charles Dickens' "A
Christmas Carol," adapted by
Tony Konrath, plays its final
show at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the
Tennessee Williams Theatre on
Stock Island.
The production, directed by
Rich Simone and a fundraiser
for the Monroe Association of
Retarded Citizens, features three
actors playing two dozen charac-
ters. Tickets are $10 for students,
$20 for adults. Call 295-7676 or
go to www.keystix.com.

'The Best Man'
continues its run

The Key West Players present
"The Best Man," a humorous
and gripping Gore Vidal political
potboiler, at 8 p.m. Tuesday


through Saturdays at the
Waterfront Playhouse at Mallory
Square in Key West through Jan.
12 (except Christmas and New
Year's Day).
For ticket information, call
294-5015 or go to www.water
frontplayhouse.com.

Doerfel Family
returns Dec. 30

One of the Florida Keys'
favorite groups, the Doerfel
.Family Bluegrass Band, will be
featured at a family barbecue
and bluegrass show Dec. 30 at
St. Columba Episcopal Church,
451 W. 52nd St., Marathon.
The barbecue takes place at 6
p.m. and costs $8 for adults, $4,
for children or a maximum of
$20 per family. Reservations can
be made by calling 743-6412.
The bluegrass portion of the
evening follows at 7. Admission


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to the show is free, but a free-
will offering will be taken to
benefit the Grace Jones Daycare
Center. For more information,
call Debra at (305) 240-1421.
The Doerfel Family
Bluegrass Band is a 12-member
ensemble that performs up and
down the East Coast playing
instrumentals (banjo, mandolin,
guitar, harmonica and stand-up
bass) with harmonies that only a
family could sing. The shows are
centered around the kids, with
mom and dad (Cheryl and Tom)
'on backup.

Reiners returning
to B'nai Zion

It's toe tapping and hand
clapping at 7 p.m. Thursday as
Congregation B'nai Zion, 750
United 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, 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 call John
at 294-9626.

You'll howl at
'Bark' the musical

"Bark," a musical that tells of
the lives of six dogs through
their own voices, plays the Red
Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St.,
Key West, Tuesdays through
Saturday through Jan. 26 except
for Christmas day.
Call 296-9911 or go to www
.redbarntheatre.org for tickets.

Founders hosting
'Sounds of Season'

The Keys Community
Concert Band presents "Sounds
of the Season," an outdoor con-
cert at Founders Park, mile
marker 87, at 4 p.m. today. Bring
blankets or lawnchairs, as there
is no seating for the free concert.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, December 22,2007 43


Ce-le-brate good times, c'mon!


It seems celebrations are the
party of choice this year.
My weekend last week start-
ed with the Florida Keys Council
of the Arts annual membership
party at Joyce Stahl's house on
Eaton Street in Key West.
The otherworldly Michael
Dixon Band was playing
acoustic in
the garden
and dozens
of guests
(possibly
hundreds)
marveled
their way
through the
extravagant
house full
of exotic
objets d'art.
Judi Bradford The
downpour
that brought us all shoulder-to-
wet-shoulder inside didn't damp-
en spirits at all. The Arts Council
staff temporarily down to
Andrea Comstock and Reen
Stanhouse checked its lists
and made everyone welcome
while board members signed up
members for a new year.

Red Barn
Stanhouse, meanwhile, was
just getting started on the party
weekend. She threw a "Barn
Blessing" Sunday afternoon to
launch her rehabilitated steel stu-
dio.
Stanhouse is an architectural
sculptor crafting gates, stairs,
rails, furniture and accessories for
visionary homeowners. Her work
has been featured in Southern
Living and other publications.
Hurricane Wilma pushed the


dio with smoldering sage sput-
tering in the light rain.
The 70-some guests danced a
conga line through the space and
into the yard, where they formed
a circle and shouted Reen's
maxim "Steel Makes Me Squeal!"
Who out there believes in
magic? It was orly minutes
before the sun came out and the
sky turned blue.

Life's a drag?
It was tough duty, but I
dragged myself to another party,
Bob Decker's 70th birthday.
With four generations of family
spending the week with him and
his artist wife Fran, the mood for


L'Attitudes photo by JUDI BRADFORD
Sushi puts the finishing touches on Bob Decker's birthday persona.


pause button in Reen's career,
however, with saltwater to the
ceiling. The insurance inspector
couldn't find the water line.
"That's because you're look-
ing down," Stanhouse said. "It's
up there."
So a celebration was in order,
although there's still a ways to go
before the artist can resume work.
But her many friends brought
potluck dishes to the studio on a
blustery, grey day that was


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forecast to deteriorate.
A quaint stick tower by an
unknown folk artist was the
shrine for the new studio,
bedecked with spiritual gifts.
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Bob had spent the year strug-
gling with a serious illness and
came out victorious, so everyone
was in a joyous state of mind.
Fran arranged for drag-queen
extraordinaire Sushi and two-4.
the 801 Girls to perform for the
household and then, in a surprise
move, the "girls" whisked Bob
away for a dress-up session.
When Madame Baba
descended the stairs with a.tall
feathered and sequined head-
dress and red Carmen Miranda
outfit, four generations of
Decker mouths dropped open.
Grandpa was quite a "girl"
for the evening.


Keys Movie Times

REGAL CINEMAS
Searstown, Key West, 2940000
All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
* Charlie Wilson's War (R): 1:20,4:05, 7:30 and 10:20 p.m.
* National Treasure (PG): 1:00, 4:15, 7:05 and 10:00 p.m.
* Walk Hard (R): 1:30,4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m.
* Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG): 1:10, 4:20, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
* I Am Legend (PG-13): 1:25,4:30, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m.
* The Golden Compass (PG-13): 1:05,4:00, 7:00 and 9:50 p.m.

TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 2959493
* Juno (PG-13): Tuesday through Thursday 2:00,4:00.6:00.8:00
and 10:00 p.m.
* Ira And Abby (R): Tuesday through Thursday 2:15,4:15 and 6:15 p.m.
* Sharkwater (NR): Through Monday 2:00,4:00,6:00 and 8:00 p m.
* No Country For Old Men (R): Through Monday 2:30,5:00 and
7:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 2:30 and 9:45 p.m.
* Romance And Cigarettes (R): Through Monday 2:15,4:15,6:15
and 8:15 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 8:15 p.m.

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288
* National Treasure (PG): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.

TAVERNIER TOWNE CINEMA
Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003
* National Treasure (PG): Daily 1:00, 4:00 and 7:15 p.m.; Friday
and Saturday 10:15 p.m.
* Charlie Wilson's War (R): Daily 1:15,4:15 and 7:15 p.m.: Friday
and Saturday 9:45 p.m.
* I Am Legend (PG-13): Daily 1:00,4:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday 9:45 p.m.
* Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG). Daily 1:15,4:15 and 7:15 p.m.:
Friday and Saturday 9:30 p.m.
* The Golden Compass (PG-13): Daily 1:15,4:15 and 7:15 p.m.;:,"
Friday and Saturday 9:45 p.m.


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44 Saturday, December 22, 2007


Kevs Arts & Entertainment


Islands ring in season


Keys Christmas
gets own song
from Key Colony

If you're tired of "Jingle
Bells" and "Frosty the
Snowman," you might want
to think "Heading to the Keys
for Christmas."
That's the island-style song
penned by Key Colony Beach
resident Mary
S Schmidt and
put to music
bfy Chris-
Workman, a
Fort Myers
fisherman and
musician
ewho's plans
WORKMAN ng a tour of
the Keys
sometime around the Super
Bowl.
It's just the type of song
that'll rattle your northern
friends as they dig the snow
from their driveways while bun-
dled in five layers of clothing.
Here's how Schmidt says the
song, written in June, came
about:
She says she searched for
just the right voice and found it
in Workman, a young fisherman


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Christnas should have more
fishing
So I'm heading to the Keys for
Christmas

I'm looking for the sun, this
Cli istias
I'm taking U.S. I this
Christmas

All I want are skies of pink
Sand and shorts and frozen
drinks
So I'n heading to the Keys for
Chrisntas

I'm going where it's hot
this Christmas (this Chlistnms)
I'm putting down the top
this Chrisnnas (this Christnas)

Chi istmas carols are okay
But Jimmy Buffert plays my

So I'm heading to the Keys for
Christmas

I'm heading to the Keys for
Christmas
I'm doing as I please, this
Chrisnnas

I ha'e just one Christmas wish

from up north. When she heard
him sing, she knew he could
convey her lyrics.
Schmidt first heard Workman
sing while she and some friends
were in Fort Myers for a mah
jong tournament. Workman was
playing an afternoon gig at a


To catch and land a big sailfish
So I'm heading to the Keys for
Christmas

Santa comes just once a year
Send him south we'll share a
beer

l'm.heading down the coast
this Christmas (this Christnas)
i'm heading Southernmost
this Christmas (this Christmas)

In this rinm of love and peace
I'd like to dive the Coral Reef
So I'm going to the Keys this
Christnas

Gulf and ocean aqua blue
Nights are fidl of stars beau-
coup

I'm heading for the Keys for
Christmas
Fm doing as I please this
Christmas

Keep your frosted window
panes
Surf and sun are more my tlung
So I'm heading to the Keys for
Chrisnnas

You can have the fire's glow'
I want sand between imy toes
So I'm heading to Keys for
Christmas

- Copy ight 2007, Maran Schmidt


restaurant on Captiva Island.
Liking his voice, Schmidt gave
Workman a rough cut of her
song and asked him to sing it
for her.
SWorkman had his own Keys
connection, having just cele-
brated his marriage in
Islamadora during the past sum-
mer, He also already had a full
repertoire of his own original
music with three CDs, but he
liked Schmidt's song and agreed
to do it, in part because of his
beautiful wedding in the Keys.
Workman is so booked with
performances, he had trouble
making time to record
Schmidt's song. But he kept his
promise and as they went into
production earlier this month,
Schmidt learned, like herself
and her husband, the sound


See WORKMAN / 46


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SUPPORT THE REFUGE: Sally Hubbard Burke's'Reef Runner'
is the official artwork chosen by Friends and Volunteers of
Refuges for the Lower Keys group's annual holiday card,
sales of which benefit the Key West National Wildlife Refuge.
President Theodore Roosevelt created the refuge in 1908 to
protect the area's nesting birds from plume hunters. It's
directly west-of Key West and accessible only by boat. The
cards are on sale at the Florida Keys National Wildlife
Refuges Visitors Center in the Winn-Dixie plaza on Big Pine Key.


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"Not A Good Sign" By Kathleen O'Brien Solution in the Dec. 26 issue of the Keynoter


ACROSS
1 Resell just outside the
stadium, perhaps
6 Bueno's opposite
10 Wishful words
15 Continuing, on
a road sign
19 Composer Bernstein
20 Metaphorical small
distance
21 Kind of battery
22 Cereal grasses
23 Check order
24 Blocks
25 2003 NBA Rookie
of the Year
Stoudemire
26 LAPD alerts
27 Start of a quote
31 High-kite.link
32 Gas station purchase
33 Box component
34 Obstruct
37 More of the quote
43 Score early in the
set, maybe
44 Small crawler
45 Confiscate
46 Down with the flu, say
49 Stinger?
51 Lipstick slip
53 Blink of an eye, briefly
54 MDX +X
55 Munic, alarm
respondents
57 Makers of many links
59 Contraption for Marner
62 More of the quote
64 Range
65 More of the quote
69 III will
70 With 76-Across,
speaker of the quote


72 Almost bubble
73 More of the quote
75 Puts at ease
76 .See 70-Across
77 '60s-'70s pitcher
Blue Moon
78 Take up again?
79 Old intelligence gp.
80 Also
81 who?!"
84 Alternative to Nikes
86 Menu listing
88 "The Swiss Family
Robinson" author
89 Respond to a
green light
92 Informal college major
93 Half a Caribbean
republic
96 More of the quote
104 Lower in dignity
105 Tom's pal
106 Web address ending
107 Worked (up)
108 End of the quote
114 Floral rings
116 Scorches
117 Word with cow or crop
118 Spanish poet Garcia _
119 Cork, actually
120 Peabody Award-win-
ning medical drama
121 "Alfred" composer
122 Ukrainian-born
violinist Mischa
123 Hollywood's Holliday
124 Had
125 Juicy fruit
126 List of candidates

DOWN
1 Old-style photos
2 Carolina League's


baseball level
3 "Sagwa, the Chinese
Siamese Cat" author
4 Jared of "Panic Room"
5 Stagehand
6 Got ready for a
wedding, say
7 The slightest bit
8 Bausch's partner
9 Haunt
10 Hebrew prophet
11 They bat last
12 Norwegian royal name
13 -mutuel
14 Previously, poetically
15 Walk all over
16 Effective pain
treatment for some
17 Gray
18 Sub letters
28 Speed
29 Whodunit hero Archer
30 Transcript figs.
35 XL or XXL e.g.
36 Perk recipient
38 Many a Christmas gift
39 Styled after
40 Metallica drummer Lars
41 Salem-to-Portland dir.
42 European prefix
46 Pinnacles
47 Replicate
48 Stand's opposite?
50 Options
51 Vied in a bee
52 Perches
55 Rank
56 Cleaning tool
58 Oh! cable network
co-founder
60 Steinbeck migrants
61 "De-lish!"
63 Keebler cracker


64 Loan app. datum
65 Cobb and others
66 Gas gauge extreme
67 Final purpose, to
Aristotle
68 Two-tone snacks
71 NFL career rushin,
leader Smith
74 "_ be crazy"
78 Affirmed or Assault
79 "Crikey!"
81 Big-eyed fish
82 Earth, in Essen
83 Bill Clinton's first attor-
ney general nominee
85 Soccer
87 U.S./Canada's
Canals
88 Finished on top
90 1969-'72 World
Chess Champion
91 Regina is its cap.
94 Prefix with sol
95 Flocks on the ground
97 Come again?
98 Drank leisurely
99 Sta. showing many
Bogart films
100 Airport employee
101 Greg's TV partner
102 Old swinger
103 Flammable gas
109 Arabian sailboat
110 Deity with goat legs
111 River that drains
the Lake of Thun
112 Sen. 'McCain's
alma mater
113 Sandwich option
114 '60s monogram
115 Water under the pont .


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46 Saturday, December 22,2007


Keys Arts & Entertainment


www.keynoter.com/lattitudes


NEW RELEASE: Winter Keys resident Christeena
Hockin-Minopetros has just released 'Sea Glass: A
Photographic Journey,' a 48-page hardcover that retails for
$17.95. It includes a short synopsis of the history of sea glass,
and then proceeds on a photographic journey along with
quotes from sea-glass collectors from around the world. For
more, go to www.seaglassaphotographicjourney.com.


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is at the lighthouse
The Key West Art and
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holiday art camp Dec. 26 to 28
| ~at the Key West Lighthouse
Museum, 938 Whitehead St.
SN It's from 10 a.m. to noon
each day for kids in grades one
to five. Call 295-6616 or go to
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WORKMAN / From 44

engineer and Workman were
from Maryland all northeast
folks who, like so many others,
have made Florida their full-
time homes.
Workman started his musical
career almost at birth as the son
of a musician in western
Maryland, near Camp David.
While his father works with a
band, the young son is strictly
solo on piano with vocals.
He was a lifetime resident of
Lavale, Md., but when it came
time to make a career move,
Workman said he knew it
would be Florida, not New
York or Nashville once he
convinced his fiance to join
him in Fort Myers.
Workman said he expects to
be doing some gigs in the Keys
around Super Bowl time, but in
the meantime, he'll have to just
sing about "Heading for the
Keys for Christmas," as his
schedule is too busy to visit
anytime soon.
CDs of "I't Heading to the
Keys for Christmas" are avail-
able at Fish Lips on the
Sadowski Causeway in Key
Colony or by contacting
Schmidt at budnmary@aol.com
or 743-5443.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, December 22, 2007


Islandy Christmas goes nonstop


Whatever your
pleasure may be,
it's all here
+ Ongoing through today:
Holiday photos with Santini (or
another dolphin) at the Dolphin
Research Center, Grassy Key.
Holiday photo opportunities for
families or groups of up to four
posing on a dock with one of
the center's Atlantic bottlenose
dolphins.
A $35 fee for the group, plus
individual admission prices,
covers the photo session and a
high-resolution digital image
provided on disk. Sessions are
available twice daily, morning
and afternoon, on a walk-in
basis. Call 289-1121, Ext. 203.
Throughout the season:
Harbor Walk of Lights, Key
West. The harbor walk along
the Historic Seaport at the Key
West Bight is festively dressed
for the season with three natu-
ral Christmas trees. Celebrate
with Key West Bight holiday
events, shop at unique island
shops and galleries, and relax
at waterfront restaurants and
watering holes. Part of the Key
West Bight Before Christmas
holiday celebration, the festivi-
ties are presented by the Key
West Bight Preservation
Association.
Through Dec. 29, 10 a.m.


to 2 p.m. each day: 11th annual
holiday exhibit "Keys Fantasy
Christmas," Marathon.
Celebrate the season by view-
ing a spectacular display of
beautifully decorated Christmas
trees at the Marathon Garden
Club, mile marker 50 bayside.
Admission is free. Call 743-
4971.
4 p.m. today: Pops in the
Park Family Holiday Concert,
Founders Park, Islamorada. The
Keys Community Concert
Band is to perform a free
"Sounds of the Season" concert
at Founders, mile marker 87.
Holiday favorites are to high-
light the afternoon entertain-
ment. The performance is out-
doors and no chairs are provid-
ed, so bring a blanket or lawn
chairs.
Wednesday: Kwanzaa cel-
ebration, Key West. Presented
by the Bahama Conch Com-
munity Land Trust, the island
city's Kwanzaa incorporates
activities celebrating family-
oriented values. The events,
honoring Umoja or unity, are
tentatively set for Key West's
Truman Waterfront. For time
and location, call 294-0884 or
visit www.bahamaconch
cit.org.
5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and
29: Holiday House Tours, Key
West. Presented by the Old


Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU
Sushi, as portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, talks
to a sea of revelers during a recent New Year's Eve before
being lowered to Duval Street in Key West. The red woman's
shoe drop was conceived by the owners of the Bourbon Street
Pub, a whimsical answer to the New Year's ball drop in New
York City's Times Square.


Island Restoration Foundation,
the annual self-guided tours
showcase five festively dressed
Key West homes and gardens
including Key West's Oldest
House & Garden at 322 Duval
St. Proceeds benefit the Old
Island Restoration Foundation's
museums, collection and edu-
cation, grant and scholarship
programs.


Tickets with maps to the
featured homes are $25 per per-
son, available at the Oldest
House & Garden, TIB Bank at
330 Whitehead St. and 3618 N.
Roosevelt Blvd., or during the
tour at any featured home. Call
294-9501 or visit www.oirf.org.
Dec. 31 just before mid-
See HOLIDAYS / 49


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KRAZY LARRYS

'Tis just days
before Christmas
when all through
the house, a feel-
ing of sheer
panic, rears like a
squeaky mouse!
...But, you in
your flip flops or
little tube tops,
have nothing to
fear (aah)...with
Lazy, Goofy &
Krazy, all near.

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Tour 5 private
Key West homes
during the festive
Holiday Season!

$25 tickets with maps to the
Featured Homes go on sale
one week prior to the tours
at Key West s Oldest House &
Garden (322 Duval Street),
TIB Bank branches (on the
corner of Eaton & White-
head Streets and 3618 North
Roosevelt Blvd.), GLCC
(513 Truman Ave.), Fast
Buck Freddie's (500 Duval),
or at the featured homes
during tour hours.

Call 294-9501,
or go to www.OIRF.org
for information.

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hometown show


They're bringing
along some friends
from New York City
ey West's bwn Clinton
and Daniel Curtis will
present "The Boys Are
Back in Town" Dec. 28 at the
Tennessee Williams Theatre
on Stock Island. A portion of
the proceeds of from the
* evening of music, spotlight-
ing a wide spectrum of gen-
res, will benefit Wesley
House Family Services and
the renovation the Inez
Martin Child Care Facility on
Varela Street.
The brothers built solid
performance reputations
locally before graduating
from Key West High School
(Clinton '02 and Daniel '04)
and going on to New'York
University's Tisch School of
the Arts and Amherst College,
respectively. ,
The Curtises began their


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Sunday, Dec. 23
Live Entertainment

Bill Davidson & Rick West 5-9 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers 9-Midnight

Live Parade 8 Fireworks
DJ at Morada Bay from Opnrt-I:- D] at Pierre's from 9pm
21 and up Dance in the Sand under the Moonlight Beach Specials
Sponsored by Bacardi B.B.Q. Menu, and Bonfires on the Beach $10 Cover
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The Curtis Brothers have made a name for themselves on the
New York music scene.


musical education with Robin
Kaplan in the Music Room;
both sang with Emily Lowe's
Keys Chorale at Florida Keys
Community College and both
starred in numerous Keys
Kids productions.
Each was a recipient of the
Anne McKee Young Artists
Award grant and the Floy
Thompson scholarship upon
graduating from Key West
High.
The brothers will be joined


by Julia Fox, Liana Stampur
and Colin McAdoo, all of
whom are involved in the
New York performance scene.
Favorite local singers Danny
Weathers and Melissa
Tausche will also join in the
evening.
The show begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $50, $65, $75 and
$100 and are available at
www.keystix.com or the box
office at 296-1520.


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BRAINSTORMING: The
Florida Keys Council of
the Arts recently held its
annual board retreat
at Tranquility Bay
Resort in Marathon
and discussed new
ideas for strengthening
the arts throughout
Monroe County.
Attending are (rear
from left) Mike Moore,
Tom Butler, Cris
Sandifer, Gayle Hewlett,
Bill Porter, Andrea
Comstock and David
Cohn; and (front
from left) Alison
Schaeffler-Murphy,
Nancy Perez-Miller,
Brownie Ballard, Jack
Hildreth, Emily Sorkin,
C.J. Groth and
Reen Stanhouse.


Season culminates in Islamorada


HOLIDAYS / From 47

night: Key West New Year's
Eve celebrations. The
Southernmost City celebrates
New Year's Eve with a "conch-
shell'drop" at Sloppy Joe's Bar,
201 Duval St.; the descent of a
super-sized red high-heel shoe
carrying drag queen Sushi at
the Bourbon Street Pub/New
Orleans House complex, 724
Duval St.; and the descent of a
pirate wench from the top of
the mast of the tall ship Liberty
Clipper in the island city's
Historic Seaport.
Call 296-2388, Ext. 121,
regarding Sloppy Joe's conch-
shell drop; 293-9800 regarding
the high-heel drop; and 292-
3302 regarding the descent of


the wench.
+ Dec. 31: Midnight New
Year's Eve fireworks on
Blackwater Sound, Key Largo.
The back bay in Key Largo is
to be the setting for the annual
New Year's Eve fireworks
extravaganza hosted by bayside
restaurants Sundowners, Senior
Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Gus'
Grille at the Marriott Key
Largo Beach Resort and the
Caribbean Club, all located-
around mile markers 103 and
104. Tables fill up fast, so
arrive early. Call 451-4502.
12:30 a.m. Jan. 1,
Kwanzaa celebration, Key
West. Presented by the Bahama
Conch Community Land Trust,
the island city's Kwanzaa
incorporates activities celebrat-
ing family-oriented values. The


new year is to begin with a
Thunder from Down.Under
Junkanoo parade proceeding
from Bill Butler Park,
Poorhoose Lane and Windsor
Lane, to the Coral City Elks
Lodge at 1107 Whitehead St..
Call 294-08.84 or go to www
.bahamaconchclt.org.
+ 8 a.m. Jan. 1, village New
Year's Day celebration,
Islamorada. The annual 5K
Run, Walk and Crawl is slated
to start at 8 a.m. at Founders
Park, mile marker 87 bayside.
For the less athletically mind-
ed, a day of festivities follows
with a blessing of the fleet at
the Whale Harbor Bridge, a
skate competition and jam, and
a birthday party for Islamorada.
Call 853-1685.


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Guest conductor Hulber Gagliardini
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6:30 9:30 6:30 9:30 6:30 9:30


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ALL-YOU-CAN CATFISH Just $14.50 Thurs. Night
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Santa Claus takes
annual tour Sunday

The annual Santa Caravan
.turs Marathon on Marathon


Fire Rescue's antique hook and
ladder truck Sunday starting at 6
p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be
aboard to help. with the festivi-
ties, including caroling and toss-
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


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I-s2008 Upper Keys Concert Series

SEASON PASSES & TICKETS ON SALE NOW



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Artie Shaw Orchestra &
The Swing Sisters
Saturday, January 12


Arvel Bird & One Nation
Tuesday, January 29


Stanislaw Drzewiecki
Saturday, March 8
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Florida Keys
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Marcus Belgrave and the
New Orleans Jazz Celebration
Tuesday, February 26









A Night at the Opera Puccini's "La Boheme"
Tuesday, February 12


All concerts held at:
Coral Shores Performing Arts Center
Tavernier, FL MM 90 8pm Showtime


Season Passes for the Upper Keys Concert Series
are $60 per person. Tickets purchased on line or
at ticket outlets are $25 each, $30 at the door.

TICKET OUTLETS:
STIB Bank (All Upper Keys Branches)
Key Largo Chamber of Commerce MM 106
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce MM 83
Season Passes and Tickets may be ordered using a
credit card. Visit our website: www.sfca-arts.org
For More Information Please Contact SFCA:
Phone: 305-304-9059 Fax 305 664-2090
Email: info@sfca-arts.org
:hanae. P.O Box 2540 Key Largo, FL 33037


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
Boulevard.
+ 9:20, Sombrero Beach
parking lot.
9:40, Eastwind
Apartments, Sombrero Road.


Ragan conducting
painting workshops

The Key West Art and
Historical Society is offering
"Mix It Up: Developing Your
Painting Style" taught by Caren
Ragan, Saturdays from Jan. 12
through March 8, 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. each day.
The series costs $230. Classes
are limited to 12 students.
Materials and supplies are the
responsibility of the student. A
supply list will be provided.
E-mail inquiries to spereira@
kwahs.org or call 295-6616, Ext.
27, to speak to Suzanne Pereira.


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during last weekend's Winterfest boat parade in Fort
Lauderdale. The team was celebrating its 35th anniversary
- and the 2007 edition of the team got its first win of the
year the next day. The Conklins, season-ticket holders for
22 years, didn't attend, as they expected a loss. But they
were invited on the boat after they donated their game
tickets for others to use. Here, Dick (right) hangs out with
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Dartmouth alumni
host school night

Dartmouth College alumni in
the Keys are holding a social
gathering Dec. 28 for high school
students and their parents want-
ing 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 presen-
tations by the Dartmouth alumni
to the outstanding junior nomi-
nated at the Keys' three public
high schools by college coun-
selors at each school. Criteria for
selection is include unweighted
GPA, public service hours and
extracurricular activities.
Hosts for the evening are Sid
Goldman and Duncan Mathewson,
classmates at Dartmouth who
graduated in 1960. For more, call
Goldman at 745-3645.


Foster-parent
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Foster parents are a unique
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are single, some have their own
children and some have children
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They come from diverse back-
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levels.
But they have one thing in
common: Foster parents want to
provide a safe, temporary home
for children while they are sepa-
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More foster homes are needed
throughout Monroe County so
Wesley House Family Services is
offering a foster-parent training
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The 10-week course will be
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Calendar captures.
Key West history

Looking for a last-minute
holiday gift? The Key West
Friends of the Library has pro-
duced a limited-edition 2008
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calendar, available at the library,
700 Fleming St., for $20.
The calendar features vintage
photographs and postcards from
the library archives of buildings
and other places that no longer
exist.
"It's a wonderful collection


of photos and would make a
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young to remember."
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without antlers or an overgrown
long-legged rat, fossils indicate.
The creature is called
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Universities College of Medicine.
The key finding connecting
Indohyus to the whale is its thick-
ened ear bone, something only
seen in cetaceans. An examina-
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land-dwelling creature spent lots
of time in the water and may have
fed there, like hippos and whales.
Also, the specific positioning and
shape of certain molars connects
Indohyus to the earliest whales,
which are about 50 million years
old, Thewissen said.
"The earliest whales didn't
look like whales at all,"
Thewissen said. "It looked like a
cross between a pig and a dog."
They lost their legs and ability to
walk on land about 40 million
years ago, he said.
And the Indohyus? "A tiny lit-
tle deer maybe the size of a rac-
coon and no antlers," Thewissen
said. He said it most resembles
the current African mousedeer,
which has a rat-like nose and
"when danger approaches, it
jumps in the water and hides."


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, December 22, 2007
KEYNOTER _


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Volunteers sought
for the Half Shell

The 10th annual Half
Shell Ra\: Bar 1/2
Marathon Run will be held
at 7 a.m. Jan. 27 and volun-
teers are needed.
It takes more than 180
people to stage the event. If
interested, call Barbara
Wright at 296-7182 or Don
Nelson at 745-3027. All vol-
unteers receive a crew race
T-shirt and volunteer part\
w ith raffles, food and
dnnks.
The Half Shell is a 13.1-
mile half marathon through
Old Town Key West.

Up for a challenge
on your bicycle?

The Mariners Hospital
Relay for Life team is bik-
ing for a cause %with its
Benefit Bike Challenge and
Party Feb. 17.
The challenge. ,which
raises money for the
American Cancer Society.
start, at 8 a.m. and offers
three routes.
The Indian Ke\ Fill 3-
mile route is designed for
families with young chil-
dren. The 13-mile Anne's
Beach route iN for interme-
diate-level bikers. The
Channel 5 Challenge is an
arduous 18-mile route for
de oted bicyclists.
The minimum pledge for
each rider is $30 for adults
and $15 for children
younger than 12. Individuals
or teams are invited to par-
ticipate.
Follo" ing the bike rides.
there \xill be an old-fash-
ioned Keys party at
Islamorada Founders Park
beginning at 11 a.m. In
addition to food. beerage-s
and games, the party \~ ill
feature live music and \en-
dors selling their wares,
everything from jewelry to
plants. Entrance to the parn
is free.
For more information.
call Deena Brito at 434-
1212.


James leaves Conch sideline


Football coach
quits, cites
generation gap
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Saying he can no longer
inspire his players, Robert James
unexpectedly resigned this week
as football coach at Key West
High School after four seasons


Canes'

early lead

holds up

Coral Shores
fends off
Conchs, 69-59
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Key West High School
outscored Coral Shores over the
final three quarters, but couldn't
climb the hill the Hurricanes
built early.
Coral Shores ran out to a 25-
3 lead, then held on to beat Key
West, 69-59, Thursday in
Tavemier.
"You can't go down 25-3 to a
good team and expect to come
back," said an exasperated Paul
Davis, head coach of the 2-8
Conchs. "There was no reason
to have come out and played
like we did in the first quarter."
The Hurricanes were hitting
on all cylinders for the first eight
minutes, while the Conchs
missed shots and mishandled the
ball.
"We came out and outhustled
them," Coral Shores senior
point guard Ray Ferro said. "We
were making nice passes and
hitting our shots.
"But [Key West] has a heck
of a defense, and when they
started pressing us, they shut us
down for a while."

See CANES / 56


and a 19-18 record.
He said he made up his mind
to quit during -a Thanksgiving
week trip to North Carolina,
where he has family.
"It was a chance to get away
and search myself," said James,
who guided the Conchs to a 5-5
record this season that included a
loss to Marathon and that once
again wasn't good enough to
make the playoffs.


He said he told Athletic
Director Peter Fraga about his
decision two weeks ago. He then
told his assistant coaches and, on
Wednesday, the players.
Asked Thursday if he felt any
pressure from boosters to resign,
James said, "No, not in the least
bit. I tend to not hear that kind of
stuff."
SA generation gap between
James, 51 whose favorite
phrase was, "You have to want to
do it" and his players appar-


ently had widened.
"I lost the ear of the kids," he
said. "I didn't inspire them any-
more, that's the main thing. Kids
have so much now that they
don't take many things too seri-
ously. I had mixed emotions this
season, with players not wanting
to come to practice. That both-
ered me."
With his deep voice and in his
gray T-shirt and red shorts,


See JAMES / 57


-Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Marathon's Taylor Konrath (7) and Katie Landry (8) fight for the ball Tuesday against Key
West High School's junior varsity. Landry scored all three of the Dolphins' goals, one of
which was assisted by Konrath.


Lady Fins continue turnaround


Soccer team
gets 9th win
against Conchs
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

He was hoping for the
shutout, but Marathon High
School girls soccer coach


Dennis Doll said a ninth win
for his team was more than
enough consolation.
The Dolphins defeated Key
West High School's junior
varsity team Tuesday at the
Marathon Community Park,
3-1, as the Conchs' lone goal
came with only seconds
remaining in the game.


The girls pushed their
record to an improbable 9-3-1
so far this year, after winning
just two games last season.
Two of the team's losses have
come against a strong Coral
Shores High School program.
"They made a complete
turnaround and that's a credit
to them, and [assistant coach]

See SOCCER /57






56 -Saturday, December 22,2007


S: Keys Sports & Outdoors


Keynoter


Lady Canes trip up Lions


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A four-goal game by
Samantha Ragan powered Coral
SShores' Lady Hurricane soccer
team to a 6-3 opening win
Thursday at the LaSalle
Tournament.
One of the senior forward's
goals found the Lady Lion net
from 40 yards out, assistant
coach Andrew Van Sickle said.
"That was a really sensational
goal," he said. "Sam was over-
powering."
After head coach Clint
Arsenault was called out of state
on a family emergency, assis-
tants Arthur Paterson and Van
SSickle headed the team at
LaSalle.
Brooks Burdick and Julia
Hatfield each scored a solo goal
against LaSalle, the defending
District 15-3A champ.
The Canes also played well
on defense, Van Sickle said. One
of the LaSalle goals came on a
penalty kick nearly, blocked by
tender Shelby Gentes, and anoth-
er was on a hard-to-defend shot.
"I was very impressed with


the .ladies," Van Sickle said;
"With Christmas and everything,
they had a lot on their minds but
still went out and played some
fantastic soccer."
Results from the Lady Canes'
second game, Friday against dis-
-trict rival Archbishop Carroll,
were not available at press time.
On Dec. 7, Carroll edged the
Canes, 3-2, on a last-minute goal.
Friday's game will count as the
second District 16-3A regular-
season game between the clubs.
Coral Shores (8-3-1) got
ready for tournament action with
a 3-0 road victory at North
Broward Prep on Dec. 14.
"That turned out to be a very
nice trip for us after a difficult
start," Arsenault said earlier this
week.
The Lady Canes traveled to
Broward with only one reserve,
owing to the absence of five reg-
ulars with injuries or other com-
mitments.
At one point in the game,
Coral Shores had to go with 10
players on the field while
Burdick and Hatfield were side-
lined with injuries. "At that


point, we were playing one short
so we went with five defenders,"
Arsenault said.
Megan Guenther and Ragan
took turns rotating from stopper
to attacker during play. "We
played like this for about 20 min-
utes, necessity being the mother
of invention," the coach said.
Burdick had scored early on a
Shelby Ragan cross, and the 1-0
score held up while the short-
handed Canes turned away
Broward attacks.
"We entered the second half
with renewed confidence, know-
ing that we held them,"
Arsenault said. "The defense did
well, Holly Given at sweeper
with Cerene Arsenault- and
Andrea Cockerham stepping up
on the right and left flank,
respectively."
Hatfield, fighting off a linger-
ing ankle injury, returned to the
field and scored both second-half
goals for the Canes.
"Chelsea Russell and Jenn
Jenkins were tireless at mid-
field," Arsenault said. "We were
very proud of the entire group."
Coral Shores now is on
Christmas break until a Jan. 7
game at Ransom Everglades.


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Conch coach frustrated


CANES / From 55

Coral Shores moved to 4-5,
just one win away from its total
victory for last season.
"It was another great team
effort," Hurricane coach Andy
Thiery said. "It was a well-
rounded game with contribu-
tions from just about everybody.
That's what it takes to beat good
teams."
Key West "played us pretty
even," he said. "We got some
super shooting and outplayed
them in the first quarter, then
they outplayed us in the sec-
ond."
Senior center Stephen Fowler
got the Canes started with eight
points in the first quarter as the
period end&d with Coral Shores
up, 22-3.
The lead grew to 25-3, but
Key West went on a five-point
run.
Coral Shores forward and
scoring leader Chris Noble went
to the hoop on a drive but got
tangled up and crashed to the
floor with 5:17 before halftime.
He was helped off the court,
limping badly.
The Conchs turned up .the
defensive pressure, and with
Noble out, the Canes started
misfiring. "You worked too hard
to give this half away!" Thiery
shouted to his players on the
floor.
Vladimyr Sibera hit a 3-
pointer, one of three by Key
West in the second, to score five


second-quarter points as the
Conchs slashed the big lead to
three points. -
Coral Shores' Anthony
Whitehead got a block and
scored on a putback as the Canes
scored the last four points to go
into halftime ahead, 29-22.
Noble returned after intermis-
sion and made up for lost time.
He scored 10 of his game-high
20 points in the third, hitting a 3-
pointer and three more. field
goals.
SSammy Leon and Randell
Jackman (5 points) drilled 3-
pointers in the third as Coral
Shores scored 24 points and
went into the third ahead, 53-41.
Key West guard Michael
Gallagher scored five of his 11
points as Key West tried to rally,
but Ferro (11 points) and Noble
each scored five for the Canes to
maintain a solid lead. Fowler
closed with a 12-point game.
With the game in hand in the
final minute, Coral Shores back
off scoring until Leon tossed up
a casual shot behind his head at
the buzzer and it went in.
Leon hit three treys in his 13-
point game. "By the second
quarter, I was feeling it," he
smiled. "I was waiting for it and
it .came."
Guard Keith Valdez scored a
team-high 13 points for the
Conchs, including two 3-point-
ers.
"The potential is there," said
Davis. "It's a matter of trying to
put it together, and we've been
trying for three years now."






Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, December 22,2007 57


Former QB steps down


JAMES / From 55

James, who grew up on
Catherine Street in Bahama
Village, has been a fixture for
years at Key West High.
He quarterbacked the Conchs
in the early 1970s before going
on to.play at Florida A&M. He
was an assistant Conch football
coach for many years.
He is leaving the team when,
with an influx next year of talent-
ed JV payers, it appears to be on
the brink of more success.
"The talent is going to be bet-
ter," he said, "but I believe the
underlying attitude and work
habits are still going to be the
same."
James, whom assistant coach
Wayne Miller once called "the
finest human being I've ever
been around," will continue to
teach physical education. He said
his wife Gloria, former Conchs


softball coach,
is about to
retire.
Thursday
morning, he
ticked off the
names of for-
mer .players
for whom he
JAMES has fond
memories -
"Poppy Marius ... Daryl Lewis ...
Terrance Moore ... Clinton Storr
... Devin Genchi."
"Those are the ones that come
to mind right away," he said, "but
I could probably name a good
hundred that were special to me."
Asked how his players react-
ed when he.broke the news, he
said they were in shock at first
but by the end of the meeting, "It
was, 'How about one more year,
Coach?'
"Some of them were sad. And
some were kind of happy.
Maybe."


Coach praises Marathon's effort


SOCCER / From 55

Lynn [Landry] has helped a lot
with the expertise of playing
the game," Doll said. "I hope
we don't lose it over break."
Doll said he was not expect-
ing much from the team
Tuesday, after a sub-par prac-,
tice the day before.
"I thought we were more
focused on Christmas- than the
game, but they've been sur-
prising," he said.
Seventh-grader Katie
Landry had a hat trick for the
Dolphins, netting all three of
the team's goals. The first
came about 30 minutes into the
first half off a Jasmine
DeLacruse assist.
"She was 22 yards out in
front of the goal and kicked it
in over the goalkeeper's head.
It was kind of slow motion,
everyone was just watching it


float," Lynn said.
Landry would score again
three minutes later off a cross-
ing ball from seventh-grader
Taylor .Konrath, giving the
Dolphins a 2-0 lead they would


'..they've

been

surprising.'
- Marathon head coach
Dennis Doll


take into halftime.
Play became physical in the
second half, but Doll was
happy.to see his girls did not
back down.
"Key West played tough
and we played just as tough as
they did," he said.
Landry scored the


Dolphins' final goal on a
penalty kick after Konrath waf_
fouled in the box.
Doll said Landry, like all
the players on the team this
year, is unselfish and willing to
play any position on the field.
"She doesn't complain; she
could score all the time but she
doesn't," he said.
He praised the team's effort
Tuesday and throughout the
year heading into Christmas
break, especially its defense.
"Allysa Fenech, Kelley
Struyf .and the rest of the
defense had a great game. Key
West didn't score until the last
minute of the game," Doll
said.
The Dolphins will play just
one more regular season game,
Jan. 11 against Coral Shores,
before district tournament play,
begins. That game is scheduled
for 4 p.m. at the Marathon
Community Park.


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- 58 Saturday, December 22, 2007 K eysSporfs & Outdoors


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
10045-55 Overseas Highwdy, Marathon, Florida 33050
"- Phone: (305) 743-0033 Fax: (305) 743-3667
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:
Supply of affordable housing in Marathon
Housing affordability for different levels of income (very low, low, and moderate
income)
Shortcomings/loopholes of Marathon's current affordable housing policies
Affordable housing preservation
Application forms are available at City Hall, or on-line at www.ci.marathon.fl.us. Completed
applications must be filed with the office of the City Clerk no later than 12:00 noon, January
3rd. In addition, applicants will be asked to address the Council at the council meeting on
January 8th at 5:30 pm at the Marathon Fire Rescue Station Meeting Room regarding the
reasons they wish to serve on the Affordable Housing Task Force.
Published Keynoter 12/19/07


.L^ CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
S- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Marathon will hold Public
Hearings on January 8th at the Marathon Fire Station, 9805 Overseas Highway and January
22nd of 2008 at 5:30 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Monroe County Government
Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to
consider adoption of the ordinance below. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard
with respect to the following proposed items:
CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA ORDINANCE 2008-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA, CREATING
SECTION 5-22, TO BE ENTITLED "DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS,"
OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MARATHON; PROVIDING FOR
AN EXEMPTION FROM STATE LAW TO ALLOW DOGS IN OUTDOOR
AREAS OF PUBLIC FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS DURING
HOURS OF OPERATION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING
FOR REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICATION AND PERMIT
PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR A COMPLAINT PROCEDURE;
PROVIDING FOR REVOCATION
The above ordinance can be inspected at City Hall, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon,
Florida, during normal business hours. Interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing or
provide written comments on the proposed ordinance to the City Clerk. Two or more committee
members from various City Committees may be present at this meeting.
The City Council may continue or defer the hearing to a new date and time certain without further
-. notice provided the date and time of the continuance or deferral is announced at the Public Hearing.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any the meeting or workshop noted herein,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, forsuch purposes he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance should call the City
Clerk at City Hall (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance.

~." (D Published Keynoter 12/22/07
City Clerk. City of Marathon 12/29/07


Fins level record


2 straight wins
give Marathon
momentum
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

After two straight district loss-
es this weekend, the Marathon
High School boys basketball team
bounced back with a strong win
over Keys rival Coral Shores
High School at home Tuesday, 69-
62.
The Dolphins exploded offen-
sively, scoring more points in the
first half, 44, than they did the
entire game against either
Westwood Christian or Miami
Christian last weekend.
"They were a good team,
which didn't surprise me because
they're always tough," Dolphins
coach Kevin Freeman said. "Keys
wins are always good; any time
you beat a team in the Keys is a
good momentum builder."
Senior guard Blake Friedman
returned to form Tuesday, scoring
23 points to lead the Dolphins. He
also had seven rebounds and three
assists.
Senior forward Eric Carey
posted a career-high 18 points
with four rebounds while continu-
ing to play his trademark tough
defense.
"He's surprising us. Whatever
he contributes offensively for us is
a bonus for us, so that was huge,"
Freeman said.
Senior Sammy Leon scored 21-
points on seven three-pointers to
lead the Canes in scoring.
Freeman said the Dolphins had to
adjust defensively to slow Leon
down. "We know Chris Noble is
one of their better players, so we
were concentrating on him, but
we adjusted," Freeman said.
Marathon trailed 14-7 early in
the first quarter, but went on a run
to close the quarter ahead by one
point, 23-22. Carey nailed two
three-pointers in the quarter.
Freeman said the Dolphins
found an offensive rhythm in the
second quarter, which was lacking
in previous games. Marathon
outscored the Canes 22-12 in the
quarter and took a 44-35 lead into
the half.
"We basically hit our shots; we
worked the ball around and
knocked them down," Freeman
said. The team shot 40 percent
from beyond the arc.
"We played hard, which you


have to do if you want to have any
chance of beating Marathon, but
Marathon deserved to win," Coral
Shores coach Andy Thiery said.

Tournament win
Perhaps carrying forward the
momentum Freeman spoke of
from the Coral Shores game
Tuesday, the Dolphins handily
defeated Archbishop Carroll High
School Thursday at a winter-break
tournament .hosted by
Westminster Christian School.
The Dolphins led 20-6 after
one quarter, Freeman said, and
eventually won by 18 points, 73-
55.
"They are very aggressive and
we knew that. We knew if we
were under control and did what
we had to do-execute and play
great defense-we could win and
we did that," Freeman said.
Friedman posted another solid
performance, scoring 26 points to
go along with six assists and two
rebounds. Point guard Eric
Armstrong had 14 points and four
assists, while sophomore big man
Travis Leachman had 10 points,
eight rebounds and three blocks.
The Dolphins led 43-26 at
halftime, once again scoring more
points in the first half then in
either of last weekend's district
matchups. Freeman said the
Dolphins maintained their lead in
the second half, but played slug-
gishly.
"We played good enough to
win in the second half, it was very
uninspired play," he said. "We
became complacent with our big
lead."
The. win improved the
Dolphins to 4-4 this season. They
played Friday (score not available
at press time) and take the court
again today at Westminster
Christian.


Keys briefs


Lacrosse club
has team openings

A boys lacrosse-club team in
Key Largo still has openings for
middle-school-age players.
The Key Largo Tornados
plays in a regional circuit for
players in grades six to eight.
Contact Mark Hall at 853-9826
for information.


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285 Situations Wanted 1160
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740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent .''
745 Other Florida For Rent
750 Vacation Rentals
760 Out Of State For Rent
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100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
Legal Notices

No.7951100

INTHE CIRCUIT-
COURT, OFTHE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

NOTICE OF SALE
BY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned,
DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit of
Monroe County, Florida,
will, on the 7TH day of
JANUARY 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at the front door of
the Monroe County
Courthouse on 500
Whitehead Street, Mon-
roe County, in the City of
Key West, Florida, offer
forsale, and sell at Public
bucry to the highest and
best bidder for CASH the
following described prop-
erty situated in Monroe
County, Florida, to wit:

16' CENTER CON-
SOLE, WHITE HULL,
BLUE BOTTOM, WELL-
CRAFT W/125 HP
JOHNSON OUTBOARD

Pursuant to the DE-
FAULT FINAL JUDG-
MENT entered in a case
pending in Said Court,
the style of which is:

KEYS BOAT WORKS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
V.

JOHN HUGHES and the
UNNAMED M.V. 16'
WELLCRAFT
Defendants

And the Docket Number
06-SC-076-M

Witness my hand and the
Official Seal of said
Court, this 11th day of
December, 2007.

Danny L. Kolhage
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, Florida
y-B. Linda Robertson
Deputy Clerk

Publish December 15,
22,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7950400

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


Classifieds. 305-743-5551


110
Legal Notices
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 44-07-CP-213-K

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY S. ATHANS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of HARRY S.
ATHANS, deceased,
whose date of death was
October 1st, 2007, and
whose social security
number is ,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
500 Whitehead St, Key
West, FL. 33040. The
names and addresses of
the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS.
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF ACOPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTERTHE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

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

Personal Representa-
tive:
JAMES H. ATHANS, JR.
22957 Redfish Lane
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042


110
Legal Notices
RICHARD E.
WARNER, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
12221 OVERSEAS
HIGHWAY
MARATHON, FL 33050
Telephone:
(305) 743-6022
Florida Bar No. 283134

Publish December 15,
22,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8586600

NbTICE OF
PUBLIC SALE

AnchorTowing gives
Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intentto sell
these vehicles on
01/11/2008, 08:00 am at
189 US HWY #1 KEY
WEST, FL 33040,
pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Anchor Towing
reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

1 FTHE24Y6RHA32305
1994 FORD

1HGCG1655XA046575
1999 HONDA

Publish December 22,
2007.
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8145300
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 07-CP-71-M
Division Middle Keys
IN RE: ESTATE OF

Charles L. Sawin, Jr.
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Charles L.
Sawin, Jr., deceased,
whose date of death was
September 24th, 2007,
and whose social
security number is
, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address ofwhich is 3117
Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050. The
names and addresses of
the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


110
Legal Notices
All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

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

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

Personal Representative
Virginia L. Sawin
119 Bear Creek Road
Fredricksburg, TX
78624

CUNNINGHAM, MILLER
& WILLIAMS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
2975 OVERSEAS
HIGHWAY
MARATHON, FL
33050-0938
Telephone:
(305) 743-9428
Florida Bar No. 835471

Publish December 15,
22,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8193800

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that a
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Florida Keys Airport
Task Force
on
January 23, 2008 at
11:00A.M.
atthe
Departure Lounge
Florida Keys Marathon
Airport
9400 Overseas
Highway
Marathon, Florida
33050

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, and the Village of Is-
lamorada, representa-
tives of the Tourist Devel-
opment Council and their
area District Advisory
Committee members
may attend the meeting
and discuss items that
may come before their
respective commissions,
councils, or advisory
boards.

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

ADA Assistance: Any in-
dividual needing special
accommodations at this
meeting due to a disabili-
ty should contact the Of-
fice of the Airport Manag-
er by phoning (305)
289-6060, Monday
through Friday (exclud-
ing holidays), between
the hours of 8:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. and no lat-
erthan 48 hours priorto
the scheduled meeting.

Dated at Key West, Flori-
da this ,13th day of No-
vember, 2007.

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

Publish December 22,
2007
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No. 8479300

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOMIT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, January
16,2008 at 3:00 P.M., or
as soon thereafter as
may be heard, at the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman
Avenue, Key West,
Monroe Coun-ty, Flori-
da, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, in-
tends to consider the
adoption of the following
County ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE CLAR-
IFYING THE AUTHORI-
TY FOR THE APPOINT-
MENT OF MEMBERS
TO THE MONROE
COUNTY SHARED AS-
SET FORFEITURE
FUND ADVISORY
BOARD; PROVIDING
FOR TERMS OF MEM-
BERS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR THE
REPEAL OF ALL ORDI-
NANCES INCONSIS-
TENT HEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR IN-
CORPORATION INTO
THE MONROE COUN-
TY CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

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

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

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Dated at Key West, Flori-
da, this 19th day of De-
cember, 2007.

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

Publish December 22,
2007
Floirda Keys Keynoter


No. 8563200

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY RESOLUTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, January
16, 2008 at 3:00 P.M., or
as soon thereafter as
may be heard, at the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman
Avenue, Key West,
Monroe County, Flori-
da, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, in-
tends to considerthe
adoption of the following
County resolution:

A RESOLUTION OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA RAISING THE
RATE FOR ATTOR-
NEY'S FEES SOUGHT
BY THE COUNTY AT-
TORNEY'S OFFICE UN-
DER SECTION 2-365
OF THE MONROE
COUNTY CODE.

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

ADAASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a-
disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
orderto participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact the County Adminis-
trator's Office, by phon-
ing (305) 292-4441, be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m. 5:00 p.m.. no later


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than 2 working days prior
to the scheduled meet-
ing; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call
"711".

Dated at Key West,
Florida, this 19th day of
December, 2007.

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

Publish December 22,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8577200

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SIX-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BONNIE WATKINS AL-
BURY
File No. 44-07-CP-216-K
Deceased.

Hon. David J. Audlin, Jr.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
Estate of BONNIE
WATKINS ALBURY, de-
ceased, File Number
44-07-CP-216-K, is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Monroe County Court-
house, 500 Whitehead
Street, Key West, FL,
33040. The names and
addresses of the person-
al representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TERTHE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-.
mands against dece-
dent's estate, including


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unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE
FOREV-ER BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is De-
cember 22, 2007, in the
Florida Keys Keynoter.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Hugh J. Morgan
Florida Bar No. 112362
The Law Offices of
HUGH J. MORGAN
317 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-5676
FAX 305-296-4331

Personal Representa-
tive:

RICHARD C. ALBURY
2232 Nolan Drive
Carrollton, TX
75006-7750

Publish December22,
29,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8612400

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, January
16,2008 at 3:00 P.M., or
as soon thereafter as
may be heard, at the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman
Avenue, Key West,
Monroe County, Flori-
da, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, in-
tends to consider the
adoption of the following
County ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDAAMENDING
SECTION 2-299, MON-
ROE COUNTY CODE
REGARDING THE AP-
POINTMENT PROCESS
FOR MEMBERS OF
THE TOURIST DEVEL-
OPMENT COUNCIL
AND DISTRICT ADVI-
SORY COUNCILS;
PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVID-
ING FOR THE REPEAL
OF ALL ORDINANCES
INCONSISTENT HERE-


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WITH; PROVIDING FOR
INCORPORATION
INTO THE MONROE
COUNTY CODE OF OR-
DINANCES; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.


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

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

Dated at Key West,
Florida, this 20th day of
December, 2007.

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

Publish December22,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8614500

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007-CP-065-M
Division Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MERRELL MANY
WILLIAMS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Merrell Maney
Williams, deceased,
whose date of death was
August 15,2007, and
whose social security


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number is 410-74-8927,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe Coyn-
ty, Florida, Probate-DIk-
sion, the address of
which is Monroe County
Branch Courthouse,
3117 Overseas High-
way, Marathon, Florida
33050. The estate is tes-
tate and the date of the
decendent's Will and any
codicils are January 7,
1987. The names and-
addresses of the person-
al representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth be-
low.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLO-I-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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

The date of the first
publication of this Notice
is December 22, 2007.

Personal
Representative: "':
Melissa Eiswirth
111 Gladiolai Court
0 Fallon, MO 63368

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
William N. DeVane, Jr.
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 205621
DeVane & Dorl, P.A.
Suite 12 First
Professional Centre
5701 Overseas Highway
Marathon FL 33050
Telephone: (305)
743-6565








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743-4143

a~elish December 22,
29,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

8613200
IN THE COUNTY
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIALCIRCUIT
OFTHE STATE OF
FLbRIDA, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY
CASE #: 2007-CA-1168-
KTHE BANYAN TREE
OF KEY WESTCONDO-
MINIUM AND OWNER-
S'ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida Corpora-
tion,Plaintiff,
vs.

Gabi Christopher (also
known as Gabi Elsis-
hans);Samuel Gene
Christopher; Maurice
Stander; Barbara A.
Stgnder; Cynthia Kelly;
Jolene Doty; Patrick J.
Doty; Gary S. Mink;Su-
san E. Mink; and Howard
Alder, alive or deceased
or any of them, and all un-
known persons, if alive,
and if dead, and if not
known to be dead or
alive, their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors,creditors, trus-
tees or other persons
claiming by, through,un-
der or against any un-
known person who is
known to be dead or oth-
erwise claim to have any
right title,or interest in any
of the properties de-
scribed in the Complaint;
'O46TICE OF ACTION

To:Jolene Doty and
Cynthia Kelly,
Alive or deceased or ei-

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their of them, and all un-
known persons, if alive,
and if dead, and if not
known to be dead or
alive, their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trus-'
tees or other persons
claiming by, through, un-
der or against any un-
known person who is
known to be dead or oth-
erwise claim to have any
right title, or interest in
any of the properties de-
scribed below:

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose
liens on the following
properties in Monroe
County, Florida:
As to defendant Jolene
Doty (Count II of the
Amended Complaint)
An undivided 1/156th in-
terest as a tenant in com-
mon with other owners in
the Resort Facility (1
Time Share Interest(s)),
according to the Time
Sharing Plan thereof, re-
corded in Official
Records Book 928, Page
81 through 145, of the
Public Records of Mpn-
roe County, Florida To-
getherwith the right to
occupy, pursuant to the
Plan, UnitA-2, during
Unit Week(s) 23.

As to defendant Cyn-
thia Kelly (Count III of
the Amended Complaint)
An Undivided 1/260th in-
terest as a tenant in com-
mon with other owners in
the Resort Facility (1
Time Share interest), ac-
cording to the Time Shar-
ing Plan thereof, record-
ed in Official Records
Book 942, page 653 and
following, of the Public
Records of Monroe
County, Florida (Plan),

Together with the right to
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Plan, Unit 403, during
Unit Week 7.
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, to it, if
any, on Frank F. Harding,
the plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is PO
Box 3392, Tequesta,
Florida, 33469, on or be-
fore***** and file the
original with the clerk of
this Court either before
service on the plaintiffs
attorney or immediately.
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you forthe relief
demanded in the amend-
ed complaint.DATED
ON: Danny Kolhage
As Clerk of the CourtAs
Deputy Clerk

Frank F. HardingAttorney
at Law
Florida Bar # 357561
P.O. Box 3392
Tequesta, FL 33469
Publish date December
26,2007 and January 2,
2008
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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.
305-942-6434
180
Free Items
Free
10X8 wood shed.
U-move.
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EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous



AM Electric &
Construction is now
accepting applications
forJourneyman
Electrician & helper.
Please call 743-0399.
Boat rental / water-
sports attendant
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must.'305-731-3945
Captain/Scuba Instruc-
tor needed fordive
operation in Key Largo.
50 ton USCG lic. or 6
pack, non smoker,
competitive pay and
benefits. Email
amyamoray@aol.com or
call 305-394-4400.
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
Highwv. Tavernier 33070

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December 22, 2007


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-
mals and 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-hridolphins.org
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
required. 664-3662.


in Flower Sales Person
SSell flowers in Islamorada area. Must have
{4 valid FL drivers license. Days & evenings.
SBenefits, bonuses & housing available.

305-431-4984


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.


260 General -
Miscellaneous

Forklift Operator
Shelter Bay Marine
Drugfree Workplace
305-743-7008
Full Time Front Desk
person needed at Reef
Resort. Please call
305-743-7900 or
305-619-0420
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260 General
Miscellaneous
Helper needed for
marine diesel shop in
Key Largo. Valid drivers
license required. Call
305-451-1864.
Limo Driver Deeded.
P/T on-call position. Must
have clean driving record
and references. Office lo-
cated in Lower Keys. Call
305-872-1665
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OHN
ENNEKAM P
CORAL REEF S ATE PARK

Positions Available:

PT Mates:
Must be Dive Master Certified

FTIPT Snorkel Shed Clerk

FT Snorkel/Glass Bottom
Reservationist

*FT Narrator

Benefits Available!
Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, 401K

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






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-
rience with similar hardware, software, and net-
work systems and ilamlaili\ 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 to
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
Applications can 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.


Classifieds 305-743-5551,


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
b- faxed to 305-289-4143.








December 22, 2007


Classifieds 305-743-5551


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260 General-
Miscellaneous
Mechanic for auto
repair shop. 10 yrs ex-
perience and complete
tool set required. Inquire
at 2525 Overseas Hwy

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous


260 General -
Miscellaneous


[NOW)VBE IINO W Bi I ,l- Ift
Office help/ Phone Part Time cleaning per-
sales, Call 743-2255 or son Marathon, Islamora-
apply in person @ Ore's da, Key largo, Offices,
Seafood 1264 Ocean- days 305-743-0697 Iv.
view Ave Mthn message.


Wonderful opportunities available in VNA's private duty department Keys-wide!
Certified Nursing Assistants & Home Health Aides
Companions & Homemakers
All positions offer excellent pay, continuing education opportunities &
a great work environment. Enjoy the flexibility and independence of
the private duty field without the hassle and confusion of being an
independent contractor! 2 to 12-hour shifts and 24-hour live-in cases
available.
Ever thought about a career as a Caregiver?
You don't need a special license to be a good listener or to share your
talents and life experiences with someone else. The ability to care for
others and the desire to make a difference is all that is needed to become
a successful caregiver. We offer flexible schedules, including days,
evenings, overights and weekend hours. With so many options, you are
guaranteed to find a great working relationship with us.

Requirements:
Valid drivers license, auto insurance & clean driving record
Ability to pass strict background screening
Ability to communicate effectively
A genuine interest in the wellbeing of others
Reliable, timely & positive attitude
Submit your application or resume to: Kristen Wheeler
1319 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
92001 US Hwy. 1, Tavemier, FL 33070
Fax: 305/292-9466 E-Mail: kwheeler@hospicevna.com
Visit our.website at www.hospicevna.com for more info. or
to download an employment application.
EOE Drue Free Worktlace FLLic. No.:HIIA21245096


260 General -
Miscellaneous
RESORT HELP
Property maintenance,
general maintenance,
dock hands,
housekeeping.
Immediate openings.
305-797-1707


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260 e General -
Miscellaneous
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.
305-743-3143


Dietary Aide

Director of Activities

Director or Rehabilitation

Food Services Supervisor


Contact Ed McClendon
305-852-3021 or fax resume to 305-852-2672,
DFWP/EOE



Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






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

Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys

*Certified Nurse Midwife
*Medical Assistant /
Certified Nursing Assistant
*Dentist
*Dental Assistant
*Dental Hygienist
*Outreach Worker
*Maintenance /
Environmental 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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An Equal Opportunity Employer


260 General -
Miscellaneous
6Pk Capt. 41' Morgan
Sail. Sun Set/Rise
Cruise.Tarpon Basin To
Card Sound. Call
305-396-6501
265
Healthcare
CLINICAL ADMINIS-
TRATIVE ASSISTANT.
FT (Mon-Fri) -Key West.
Seeking a sharp, person-
able individual w/exc
communication skills,
attn to detail, multi-
tasking/organizational
abilities & phone
etiquette. Must be
computer proficient w/
strong skills & back-
ground in office mgmtto
incl communication, info
management, & clerical
processes. This is an
open, friendly &
fastpaced environment
with considerable phone
activity & computer use.
Competitive wages &
benefits. For consider-
ation submit resume
w/ cover letter & salary
requirements to:
HospiceNNA of the FL
Keys, via email:
bfernandez@
hospicevna.com
(reference job title in
subject line), via fax:
305/292-9466 or via
USPS to: 1319 William
Street, Key West, FL
33040. DFWP/EOE
Find your




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265
Healthcare


Intake/Referral Special-
ist. FT(Mon-Fri) Key
West. Seeking RN or
LPN w/strong commLs..
cation, computer &
customer service skills &
attn to detail for this posi-
tion which coordinates
admissions, works to
establish patient payor
sources & contracts w/
providers for agency
services. Serves as a.
primary liaison w/me-.-i
& other health care/social
service providers & the
community at large. One
year experience in home
health care, discharge
planning, case manage-
ment or rehabilitation
services desired. This is
an open, friendly &fast-
paced environment.
Competitive wages &
benefits. For consider-
ation submit resume w/
cover letter & salary
requirements to:
HospiceNNA of the FL
Keys, via e-mail:
bfernandez@hospicev"g.
(reference job title in
subject line), via fax:
305/292-9466 or via
USPS to: 1319 William
Street, Key West, FL
33040. DFWP/EOE
Office Manager wanted,
full time. Benefits.
Call Bayshore Physical
Therapy, Marathon,
289-8270
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. -7"


* 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





H OS P I TAL
3301 0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


Plantation Key
Convalescent Center
48 Highpoint Road,
Tavernier, FI 33070


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December 22, 2007


270
Office Clerical
Bookkeeping
help at busy marina,
30 hrs. + flexible.
664.641.
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
Offce/Asst Manager.
Exp.w/QBooks and cus-
tomer service skills a
must. Call for app
305-743-6711
Paralegal Asst.
Experience req. PI
Litigation, word perfect.
305-295-3060
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Office Clerical
Secretary- Must be reli-
able, multi tasker, work
well with public. Quick
Books Pro experience
needed. Health insur-
ance plan, paid holidays,
vacations. Drug free
workplace. 743-5357
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270
Office Clerical
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-taskfor general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.

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Office Management Position
Experienced required. AP/AR.
Multi tasker a must.
Please mail resume to:
Office Mgr., PO BOX 5
Hartsville, Tenn 37074





THE HAMMOCKS 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(Sbluegreencorp.com
or please apply in person:
1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
MM 48.2 Bayside EOE


275
Professional
MONROE COUNTY
ASST AIRPT MAINT,
AIRPT, MAR $31,394.92
- $37,673.66 PER YR 40
HPW. REQ: Voc/Tech
school, 2-3 yrs exp., valid
FL D.L. class D. VET
PREF AVAIL DRUG-
FREE WRKPL E.O.E
DEADLINE: 12/28/2007.
Leasa, 292-4557;
hromonroecounty-fl.gov
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, Marthon.


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Professional
REAL ESTATE
AGENTS new or.experi-
enced who want to in-
crease their income in
2008...Coldwell Banker
Schmitt, the Keys #1 real
estate company con-
ducts its Business Suc-
cess Program in January
to provide you with the
Sale Skills Training and
knowledge of ALL Sup-
port Systems essential to
yourfinancial goals.
Even in a slower market
our agents earn $1 00K,
$200K, $300K and up!
Call Carolyn
305-289-6487, email:
carolyn@
keystokeys.com or stop
by any Coldwell Banker
Schmitt office for details
today!
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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
Hawks Cay is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer


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Apply in person at the
Holiday Inn & Marina, MM 54, Marathon
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION,
CONTACT DENNIS WARDLOW AT 305.289.0222
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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Gift shop and reserva-
tionist help needed at
Key Largo Undersea
Park $10.50 to start.
Hours Wed. Sun. firm.-
Call for an appointment.
305-451-2353
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


280 Restaurants-
Bars- Hotels
Kon Tiki Resort is tak-
ing applications for F/T
front desk agent, comput-
er skills necessary. Com-
petitive wages + bene-
fits. Apply in person for
application MM 81.2
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


A upscale boutique hotel in Islamorada
(the Florida Keys) with lots of opportunity to
grow! We are currently hiring! All applicants
must be hard-working, trustworthy, must be
able to work weekends, and really enjoy
being with people.

P/T and F/T positions are available:

Food & Beverage

Please call 305-664-0044
to set up an interview or fax
resume to 305-664-0674 6

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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

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First Class Resort seeking:
Full & Part Time

SGuest Services Associates

Night Shift Security
Must have flexible hours

Great Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision 401K are available.

-Please stop by to fill out an application
MM 97.5 0/S,or fax your resume to 305-853-1135.

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December 22, 2007


Classifieds 305-743-5551


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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Waitress
Full time. Experience
pref. Apply in person 7
Mile Grill, 1240 O/S Hwy,
Marathon

300
SERVICES

360 Professional
Services
ATTENTION!!
Capt. & mates looking for
work? Shops looking for
Captains & mates?? Go
to captainandmate.com

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Holiday Yard Sale
Sat, 8-12. Island Club,
9 Sombrero Blvd, Mthn.
Gifts, stocking stuffers,
and otherthings. .
Sat 22 8am-12 Business
& casual wear, mens/
women. Other items.
313 25th St Ocean, Mthn-
Park 24/25th don't block
Sat/Sun,Grassy Key
flea market. fishing tack-
le, new anchor + 150' of
1/2" anchor line, 50' elec.
dock cord, much more!


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
Aquarium 135 gal. Prof
state of the art filtering
system, grow light, all
acc. incl. Worth $1500.
Asking $400 obo.
305-743-3938
Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
S590
Miscellaneous
Dryer $75 Washer $50
or both for $100, 2 large
A/C units $200 ea glass
top stove $50 all work
great 305-731-0683
Emeralds, Diamonds,
Tanzanite, beautiful
pieces, great prices.
Surprise someone for
Christmas. Must sell.
Appraisals available. Call
305 731-5116.
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506


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Welcome to Paradise
Beautiful small Islamorada Resort
looking for friendly, outgoing person
who knows tre Keys to work

Front Desk
Good pay: .
-: Great work environment. -.:-
Friendly staff.

Ask for Steve or Jessica

664-2132



LINE COOK

Excellentpay, benefits &
working hourslpaid vacation.
Apply in person.

MARATHON
YACHT CLUB
825 33rd St., Marathon


590
Miscellaneous
Motion Gravity
Relaxation Table 2003
Model GT 1000 $250 obo
Brother Fax-560 plain
paper, manual inc. $25
2 New Custom Special
Yellow tail Rods. $100
each
2 New Custom 20/30
Spinning Rods$100
each.
Paul 305-731-7464
Pool Table Olhausen
Drake, leather pockets,
slate top, all accessories,
good cond. $450.
289-0237
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578


Scuba Instruction On
Your Time & Private
Lessons. Intro. Dive-
master (Call Today/Dive
today) 717-991-5503
Sofa bed, good cond.
$150.
2 wall units $50.
305-240-1285

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


590
Miscellaneous
SpalHot tub, never
used, seats 5, lounger,
lights, digital control,
underwarranty. Retail
$4,500. Sacrifice $1,995:
786-251-5341

100
REAL 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. F/L/S
$2250 mo. 745-1844
Duck Key, Exquisite 2/2,
SF Home, like new,
furnished, lease with
option. F/L/S, $2,750 mo.
+ util. 305-766-0728

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710
Homes for Rent
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
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

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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


710
Homes for Rent
Marathon 2/2 with den
$2K/Mo + util. F/L/S
Furnished. No smokir g
Indoor cat OK. 95th St.
305-395-0177
Marathon 3 Bed, 2 Bath,
waterview. unfurnished.
$1800 mth. call
609-827-3653
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The Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the 4 Diamond luxury resort
located in beautiful Islamorada, seeks hospitality service
professionals in all areas. The Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers
a full employment benefits package as well as promotional
opportunities.

We have an immediate need for:

Front Desk Agents $11.75/hr.

Night Audit Relief $13.75/hr.

Camp Counselor $10.75/hr.

Concierge $11.75/hr.


All positions inmst have hotel experience

To apply: In person \1-F, 9 to 3, Human Resources Office
By mail: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P 0 Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036
By fax: 305-517-4484
By email: KCadwellf@cheeca.com

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Classifieds 305-743-5551


December 22, 2007


710
Homes for Rent



Marathon Oceanfront
remodeled 3/2. Storage,
50' dock, hot tub. Furn/
unfurn. $2695/mo. neg.
Avail. 4/30 732-674-3451
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
1/1 $1200/mo all utils inc.
Dock, no pets,-F/L/S.
Year lease.
305-743-5873
MM 103 B/S Sun 12/23
10am-2pm. 787 Bost-
wick Dr. Huge Moving
Sale. 786-306-3793


MM 77 O/S 3/3, dock,
davits, ramp, fenced, pet
friendly. Month/Season/
Annual from $2300 mo.
+ Utils. 954-473-0032
Lh /4K

MM 88.9 3/2, screened
in front porch, W/D, Irg
back deck, big yard. Near.
schools. $1500 mo Pets
w/deposit. 305-619-1876
MM102.5 2/2 back yard
util. inc. $1500. F//S,
Pets ok, 305/987-8069
305/244-8031
Old Tavernier all new
3BR/3BA home, large lot.
$2,000 mo. F//S No
Smoking. 305-852-3783
Port Largo 2/1, really
cute. All Dade Co pine in-
side. W/D, C-A/C. $1500
mo F/2S. 305-301-5318
i.pgmbrero Isle, Mthn
Beautiful, 4400sf, dock
w/ lift, pool
4 bd / 3.5 ba. Seasonal /
yearly. 239-340-5731
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Canalfront MM 105 Ig
1/1, fenced, boat ramp, Ig
dock, living & Fla rms,
screened porch, shed,
WD $1200 305-323-7224
Lot For Rent
50'x100' 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 /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

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


On canal, nice view, 1 bd
trailer, FL room. MM 66
Outdoor Resorts. Pool,
tennis, beach, fishing'.'
$900/mo yearly. Partial
utils incl. 845-258-0013
Seasonal Rental Water-
front 2/2, just renovated,
Beautiful view, no pets.
305-304-1239


Trailer 27'% on shaded
lot, clean park. $700 mo.
incl utils. Refs req.
MM 101 305-230-1899
725 Apt-Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Annual Rentals
Mthn: furn 2/2.5 $1900
mo. F/L/S. Call Barbara
at Coldwell Banker RE
305-289-6499
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
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.
FIL/S. 706-969-9082
BPK Pine Chanel Es-
tates, waterfront 2/1 pets
ok. $1400/mo F/L/S
786-229-0228


EXECUTIVE BAY2BR,
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 utils
inc. No pets. $900/mo.
F/S 305-731-0280
Great 2/2 condo in Keys
Gate, Homestead, up-
stairs unit, basic cable
+ water incl. Other ame-
nities. $1,000 firm mo.
Call Capt. Skip or Lisa
Bradeen 305-852-8477

KCB 2/1
On canal. $1300/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-0008
Key Colony Bch unfurn
1bd, 1 ba apt. $900 +
elect. No smoking, no
pets, no W/D. 6 mo lease
renewable. F/US. 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
Long Key MM 68.5.111
on canal, 105 S Layton
Dr. Great Location!
$1000/mo. F/US. Incl.
water. 410-365-8268.
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean.
$1100/mo F//US
304-8702
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//S Call
305-743-7353

1 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 1/2 duplex, Ig yd,
W/D, consider Ise opt.
$1250. F/L/S. Avail Jan 1.
No pets. 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 -2BR, 1.5
BA on Canal w/Water
Views. Step from your
covered patio onto your
boat! Large & unique,
Dade Cty Pine & tile. Uti,
& dockage incl. Adjacent
boathouse available.
$1850/mo. F/L/S
743-5667
Marathon Dynamic
oceanfront condo with 3
way water views and 35'
dockage. $3000/mo. for
FEB & MAR (305)
360-7968 or
joanninthekeys@
bellsouth.net
Marathon Effcy Nice
neighborhood, incl water.
Next to canal. $800/mo.
Avail Jan 1st. 393-0190,
743-0039
GALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
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Marathon Lovely 1 bdrm
condo. Pool, Tennis,
Ocean View. $1,400/mo.
F/L/S. No pets. Marathon
Key R.E. 305-743-9088
Marathon. Lrg 1/1
$900/mo 6 mo. lease.
Flex terms. F/US
305-743-0963
Marathon Oceanfront
I bdr apt. furn incl utilities
$1300. 1st& L Beach,
Tiki, Private, call NOW
305-393-7718
Marathon Units
212 $.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 105 2BR/1BA
c/ac, quiet str, new
carpet, pvt yard, util 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 743-5551


Mthn 1 bd mobile home.
Lg screen porch. $775
mo incl water & sewer.
Call Kitty Whalton owner/
agent, 305-289-6510
MTHN Little Venice 1/1
duplx, nicely furn, new
tile fis, granite cntr & appl,
central air, W/D, fenced
yd. $1100.954-295-0717
Port Largo Large
1-2BR/1BA apt. Deep
water dockage avail.
F/L/S. Refs. $1600 nego
Incl utils 954-439-1854

740 Roommates
Rooms for Rent
Marathon roomates(s)
wanted. Choice of room.
Avail now. Serious in-
quires Call 305-896-6184
Lv message.
Seeking 40 + quiet,
wrkng, fem. to share furn.
twnhse in Mrthn. Priv.
room/bath. Nosmkg/
drugs/pets. Must like
cats. $900 utils inc, F/S
+ refs. 743-9660 after 6
- -
Call Classified
743-5551


SPrime Office Space
S -lve .-

Professional-level Offices

-Medical-

*Law
\Government*

Call (305) 393-0752 or (305) 394-0723
S 3300 sq. ft. Downtown Islamorada -
Available Immediately :


750
Vacation Rentals
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
Key Colony Beach
Luxurious villa, 3000 sq
ft. 30' dock, 3/2 + study,
sleeps 6. Private beach.
Week/Mo. 305-804-7184
Key Largo MM103BS.
Open water, pool, furn.
Large 1/1 $1900/mo.
Inc/Util. 305-801-3157
Key Largo.Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 2/2 Home with
open water views. Tiki,
dock, nicely furnished.
No smoking, no pets.
305-743-5444
Marathon Large 1 Bed-
room fumished condo.
Pool, tennis, laundry and
dock. Easy Ocean & Gulf
access. $2200/mo.
727-937-8186
Mth/Coco Plum 1/1
condo 1st fl, waterfront,
oceanside. Bigjboat dkge
+ ramp. Pool, tennis.
$2600 mo. 305-731-5522
Mthn-Coco Plum 2br
Furn. on water, pool &
dock. Long or short term.
772-359-2439
dallasl 080(avahoo.com
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


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790 Business
Property for Rent
For rent: commercial
building. Highway front-
age, 2200 s.f., whole or
partial building. Starting
at $700.305-394-3485
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
Prime sales property for
lease on US 1 in Key Lar-
go, perfect for boat/car
sales. 305-453-3525
Retail I Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces from
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840
795
Miscellaneous
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.
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 sale. Starting
-at $499K. Many units to
choose from, water
views. Contact Dave
Sullivan 305-731-5521

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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
SLots of outdoor seating.
* Available now for only $3,900 per month.

(305) 481-1154

ISLAMORADA MM 74
Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR/2BA Fum.- Gated community Pool
WeeklylMonthly from $3000 per week
www.lokeyestate.net 941-488-7695


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$2000/month + Utilities

Islamorada, MM81
2BR/2BA Furnished
$2000/month + Utilities

MM 81, 1BR/1BA Apartment
$1400/Month + Utilities

Single Family Home
3BR/2BA Furnished
$2250/month + Utilities
1BR/IBA Condo w/Pool
MM 89, $1000/month + Utilities

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island villa rental properties.
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810
Homes for Sale


Best CBS stilted 2/2
Marathon home. $465K.
Many upgrades, lush
garden, partial ocean
views, & park. Seller mo-
tivated. Pam Nada-Caley
CB Schmitt
305-304-9208.
Big Pine Key 2/2 Canal
front, double sized lot,
view of open water.
3625 Treasure Island St.
$559K. 3.05-684-8663


Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBSon a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$370K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Key Largo 3/2 CBS,
screen porch, tile, cathe-
dral ceilings, hurricane
shutters, best H.O. park.
$429k. 305-394-1409
Marathon deep dock,
ocean view, lic vacation
rental, 3/2. $660K.
305-743-2031 www.
manateehavens.com
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3 bed., 2 bath on
stilts in Marathon.
155 mph wind load.
Hurricane windows
and doors.
Only
$360,000!
Call (305) 304-1928
(305) 872-9580


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, over2,200 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
www.beachhouse4sale.
us
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Marathon 35' 1/1 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,
Furn 2/2, 1400sq ft.
C/ air, new tile, covered
porch. $59,000 plus lot
rent. 305-766-0650
Marthon 455 11th St.
2bd, 1 ba, big FL room,
cent A/C, private lot with
dock, oceanside.
$38,000.336-325-5128

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


812 Mobile Homes
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
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825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
For Sale or Rent. Must
sell, offered under mar-
ket. 2BR/3.5BA town-
house in secluded gated
comm, extremely spa-
cious, lusciously land-
scaped, covered garage,
many amenities. MM 94
B/S $450k 305-525-3573
KCB Waterfront 1 B/1 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



Home for sale ir Ocalr,
Florida. 2700 sq. t with
large porch and p,.ol.
Two miles from hospitals.
3 bedroom 21/2 bath 2
fireplaces, office on 2 3 of
an acre. $379,000.
352-629-3722 or
ioberlies.cox.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

AsTTEN (ONI

KCB Duplex PO View
60x110 lot. Build now no
ROGO. Block 2 lot 38.
Lowest priced on the
Island $349K.
440-503-4273
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


880 Lots Acre
for Sale
Marathon 38' x 66' M
or RV w/water, elec,
ble & sewage incl. 35
dock use. Great for R
40' +. Was $250K, N
$240K! 760-340-140
760-574-4915
890 Busines
Property for Sa
Marina For Sale 101
15th St Ocean. Mara
FL.
6 Unit Apartmnent
building, w/3 50' slip!
that also holds a hote
license. 92 Hendrick!
Isle, Ft. Lauderdale
850-370-6223
895
Miscellaneou

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

TBR
Reasonable )rice.
305-743-A' j2
2 Ma-athon Market
TBR s Build on your
now, no waiting. $95
each. 305-289-3984

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boat!
14' Carolina Skiff w
25hp Yamaha, 4-str
bimini. With trailer.
$4600.305-731-338
17' Boston Whaler
Yamaha.'96, trailer,
er, polling platfrom,
reo, fishfinder$13,5
obo 305-379-4900
17'Mako'95,90 Me
$6000.
Runs good.
305-451-2951.


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1150
Power Boats


1H 18' Parker 1996 w/trailer,
ca- 130 Yamaha w/low hrs.
S+ livewell. Boat's in great
V shape. Must sell $10,500
low Call Jim 305-289-3487
3or 18'Seahunt 2003,
w/2003F 115HP4 stroke
Johnson. Call Shelter
S Bay Marine, 743-7008
le 18' Wellcraft CC 2000,
w/115 hp Johnson.
5 Garmin GPS, leaning
thon post, new bottom paint,
boat cover, trailer. Runs
like new. $8,495, OBO.
s 305-304-7658.
1 23'2000 Century CC,
s 225 Yamaha Saltwater,
low hours, new VHF,
GPS, stereo. Incl trailer!
Clean boat, must see!
$25,000: Call 743-3042
S 23' Aquasport '95 O/B
225hp, W maintained,
fully equi- -d, .:,;-, 'to
fishordi\ 1. ,0
305-79,
23' Ma . "-'3
w/200Z, .-,.- i .n&
ha. Call Shelter Bay
Marine, 743-7008
24.6' 02 Shamrock WA
Walk around cuddy, 104
Rate hours, trailer kept, orig.
lot owner, factory upgrades.
,000 Exc. $39,500, Summer-
land Key 305-481-0372
305-743-6368
25' Grady W. Sailfish
twin 96 Evinrude 200 hp
200 hrs, outriggers, new
stringers, GPS/FF.
$17,900. 305-743-4204
S 26'Shamrock 03,246
WAC, 5.7 Itr. Crusader
'ith inboard, loaded, low hrs.
oke, Details 305-852-0481
leave msg.
16 27' Lindsay 162 Perkins,
90hp GPS, sturdy old fishing
cov- boat. $8975
ste- 305-879-2003
00 28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
rc. T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$57K. 305-743-3436


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1150
Power Boats
28' Delta '90 Fish/Cruise
Flybridge, 3208 Cat ow
hrs, 2V bunks, shwr7fa,
h/c water, thru hatch A/C
many xtras. $28,000.
305-743-6249
31' Bertram flybridge
w/tower completely
restored, twin Cummins
turbo 6BTs, too much to
list, photos avail
$110,000 obo 853-QOW6
32' 01 Century
Fully rigged, electronics
and tower. $79,000
305-743-7008
32.5' Pursuit 1990-91
Twin Cummings 330s
19991100 hrs +-all
records new tanks 2002
by Pursuit full tower
289-9546 forappoint-
ment ask $70K.
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 Fr. Lauderdale lo-
cation. 954-467-7000
954-298-7916.
riomarine@bellsouth.net
1999HydraSport 212
Cuddy Walkaround like
new with 150 Johnson
runs great/trailer nego-
tiable/12k. 305-393-347(
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 -*
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543


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Redevelopment Opportunity!
Residential & Campground/RV Site
January 10 at 12 PM E.T.
DG-4460: 31875 Overseas HWy.
Big Pine Key, FL
S5.37 acres total 1,000 sf. 2 BR, 2.5 BAstilt home
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* Environmentally Friendly Models
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* Adjacent to 53,000 Acres of State Forest
Owner Financing with Low $$ Down!


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1990 Chris Craft 372 Sundeck Cruiser
37' Modern Cruiser lying in Key largo. Turn Key condition! Total professional
refit in 2006, this boat just returned from a 1200 mile Carolina cruise. Twin
454s, 1995 Westerbeke, 7.5 Kw generator. New Eisenglass bridge and
sundeck enclosure, new Lowrance GPS/Sounder, dual new AC's, 20 x 204
blade props cruise economically or really power up! 2 staterooms/2 heads,
new interior. See Yachtworld.com for full specs + pix.




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participation welcome. Contact owner 561-797-4197 or 954-600-7731 celis


RV Lofii
Starling at $89,000
Big Pine Key MM 30
(305)304-4692
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Classifieds 305-743-5551


December 22, 2007


1150
Power Boats

SMUSTSELL
Must sell! Cobia 226,
Sport Deck w/ cover +
trailer Runs great.
$14,000 OBO. 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
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines
2'95 Johnson 200hp.
Oesan Runners. w/4
props, 3 + 4 blade.
(Repowering )Turn key
cond. Harnesses inc.
$1500/each. In
Marathon. 847-858-8550
06 Evinrude Etech
90HP Runs perfect. Shift
box, prop & cables inc. 18
mos. warr. NADA $6600
Sac. for $5500 obo. Call
305-360-1404
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Boat slip, MM 86.
water & elec.,
$450 mo.
305-393-6755.
Deep Water Protected
Dockage. Non-live-
aF.rd. Mid Mthn.Area.
Up to 50 Ft. Call (305)
289-2098 or 731-5448
Dockage Avail. Non-
liveaboard up to 50ft.
Easy ocean access,
greatfor sportfishing.
$15/ft/mo. 305-289-0285
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor res.
$585.305-731-3386
Marathon, Ocean Side
protected dockage. Bath
house, live aboard, from
$500. Must be in good
condition and mobile.
3a5=731-5042


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1190
Miscellaneous
48' X 14' Houseboat
Islamorada, 1/2 Share.
Fantastic location, too
much to mention.
www.eyecandyhouse
boat.com $12K
(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


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
American Storage.
RV's, boats and trailers.
Secure in Marathon. For
best rates call Gary
305-304-3610
Coco Plum.
Liveaboard boat slip.
$450/mo. + tax. Inc. util.
Call DD 289-6486.
John Deere Marine
Bobtail 300 hp. w/panel &
harness, exhaust
elbow. As is or will
rebuild w/ warranty. John
Deere Dealer.
305-451-1864.
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

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1190
Miscellaneous
Stonecrab trap & tag for
sale $15 each, '04 20' flat
bed trailer &'95 Ford
F250 P/U forsale $3K
each obo. 305-304-7043
Xantrex 2000 watt
inverter charger Free-
dom series 100 AMP.
Brand new in boxw/
remote. $700. Firm.
1-260-438-9555
1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Lexus RX330,2004,
Excellent Cond. Full op-
tions including nav sys-
tem and back up camera,
leather, keyless entry,
82,000 miles. Bamboo
Pearl with tan interior.
$21,900.305-5874208.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
90 Corvette, new
interior (03), perf. chip,
perf. throttle body, fresh
tuneup, clean. $10,700 or
trade for pickup.
305-951-6875.
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convertible. Ask for
photos at captr2@aol.
cor Mint, 80K miles,
$13k B/O. 305-743-8438
06 Honda Civic 5 spd.
Coupe'sportscar, fully
loaded, 1 owner, 63,5K
mi., war. avail., retail
$14,500- scarifice
$13,000. 305-968-5155.
1992 5.0 Mustang..
Clean, hatch back, stereo
system, 250 amps.
Original paint. $4500.
305-731-3386
1360 Mopeds-
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2000 Yamaha TR200,
$2250, OBO. 02 Honda
XR80, $1100, OBO.
305-393-1303.
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SUVs- Vans
00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Low top, dualA/C,
TV/VCR. $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-8 with 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
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97 Jeep Wranger SE w/
soft top, alum wheels,
new tires. 47k mi. Don't
miss this one!! $6,500.
Call 393-2825 today!!
1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
Airstream 36' 1983
$2900.
Call Carl 239-641-0808
Big Pine Key
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's, MM 100,451-4555
01 Truck camper
& 03 Chevy Dually -
Diesel 15K Mi A/C, gen.
PKG DEAL $33,900
305-451-4555
05 Toy HaulerTT 31'
Fleetwood, like new.
$18,500 obo.
305-451-4555
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2005 Honda Shadow. 750cc.
3,500 miles. $5,000 OBO. Call
Jordan at (757) 270-9200.
1996 Nissan Altima GXE. Four-door,
gold, auto, P/W, P/L, tilt, cruise, cold
A/C, am/fm CD, clean interior. New
Battery. Runs great but needs trans-
mission work. Can be driven daily.
Kelly Blue Book $2,100 $2,500.
Priced at $1,300 OBO or trade. Can
be seen on Sisgbee. Vehicle was
purchased as first car for teen, but
his grades are forcing us to sell.-
Contact Ryan at (405) 245-9192, or
e-mail:" cryanlake@yahoo.com for
pics and more information.
2002 Sebring convertible. Black
with grey interior. Automatic, A/C,
power seats, windows and more.
35,000 miles. Looks great, runs great.
Kenwood stereo system with satellite
radio. $8,500. Call 393-6068.
1995 Honda Helix. Moped-style
motorcycle, 250cc, many extras.
$1,200. Call after 5 p.m. 896-6515.
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
with 5,400 miles. Great condition.
Asking $4,000. Call 395-2444.
2006 Fleetwood Sequoia pop-up
camper. Includes: A/C, heat, electric
furnace, oven, microwave, grill,
flushable toilet, interior hard wall
shower with exterior shower, hot
water heater, electric brakes. Sleeps
six. Excellent condition. NADA retail
value more than $15,000. Asking
$8,900 firm. Call 294-3828.
1993 Chevy S10 truck. Leer
camper shell included. Reliable.
Make offer. Please call 395-1793.
2003 Chevy Tracker. Red, convert-
ible. Great condition. Two-door auto-
matic with cruise control, power
*windows and locks, A/C, heater.
New tires. Back seats fold down for
more storage. Great little Key West
SUV. Just 38,600 miles. Asking
$9,500. Call Larissa at 393-2512.
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster con-
vertible. Excellent condition.
Automatic, A/C, leather, loaded.
16,000 miles. Blue Book $25,900.
Call 766-8639.
2001 Lincoln Navigator. Grey with
.light grey leather interior. Tow package.
Third-row seating. Loaded. Extra dean,
new tires. Very low miles. A great deal
at $12,500 OBO. Call 296-4058.
2007 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss.
Black, 1203cc, mint condition, still
under warranty. Extremely low miles
1,297. Don't ride enough to justify
keeping it. Just want payoff. $8,300.
Below NADA blue book. Will throw in
helmet and riding vest, a $320
value. Call Dwayne (330) 931-2819.



2004 21 -foot Polaris jet boat. Only
100 hours on new Mercury 250
engine. $11,500. Call 923-1240.
2006 Proline 23-foot Sport.
Evinrude E-tec 225. Garmin GPS
and fish finder. Dual axle aluminum
trailer. Asking $35,000. Contact


Mike at 293-2038. Afternoons call
407-6173.
1985 22-foot Sportscraft with trailer.
Cuddy cabin, Bimini top, depth finder,
trim tabs. 250 Mercury outboard.
Great dive and fishing boat. $3,500
OBO. Call 872-9500 or 745-3369.
1998 Regal LSR 19-foot bow rider
with 190 HP, six-liter Volvo engine.
Runs great. New ignition, starter.
Recently had tune up. Trailer includ-
ed. Rear bench seat, front pads could
use new upholstery. PCS-ing soon.
Need to sell. Book value $10,000. Will
sell for $8,500. Call jason at 395-
0582. To request photos, e-mail:
jason.anastos@yahoo.com.
2004 Larson Cabrio 274 28-foot
cabin cruiser with Mercruiser 350
MPI, 300HP Bravo III out drive. Head
with shower, three sinks,
fridge/freezer, microwave, VHF, GPS,
full enclosure, rod holders, swim
platform. Includes trailer. Great Keys
cruiser. $49,500. For more info, call
Tim at (228) 223-7126.
2005 Key Largo fishing boat with
center console. Includes 70HP
Yamaha motor, Bimini top,
Hummingbird fishfinder with GPS
navigation system, compass,
Easyload trailer. Maintenance
equipment and extras. Like-new
condition. Asking $10,500. Contact
Jeffrey at (757) 618-3493.



Maytag full-size washer and dryer.
$600. Contact Mike at 293-2038.
Afternoons call 407-6173.
Futon bunk bed/couch. Black frame
with one twin mattress and one
double mattress. Like new. Great for
kid's room or guest room. Twin
sheets, matching comforters for
both mattresses included. Asking
$250. Will deliver if you can't pick it
up. Call Tom during the day at 293-
2914, or evenings at 872-4755.
Davits. $800 for the pair. Call Allen
at (609) 820-3926.
Moving sale! Real-wood dining set
$100. Brand new white twin stor-
age bed with brand new mattresses
- $250. 32" Sony Trinitron TV -
$250, OBO. Two Papasan chairs
with cushions $150 for the set.
Electric scooter $50. Various gen-
tly used shelves, chairs, knick
knacks best offer. Call 797-8560
for more information.
Beige couch, love seat set. Like
new. Asking $250. Call 395-2444.
Onkyo receiver 6.1 DTs, Dolby dig-
ital 85 per channel, multiple optical
component inputs and outputs, sub
output. Like new. $250. Call Keith at.
(832) 729-3394.
Used bike $45. Call Jack at 292-
0702.
White leer topper. Fits full-size,
short-bed trucks. Specifically made
for Fords but will work with other
makes. $200 OBO. Call Matt at
(816) 255-6143.
Items for sale: Elements 17-inch
color computer monitor $100. Ivory-


colored love seat/bed combo with
cushions $250. Living room five-
piece couch $200. Whirlpool 10 cubic
feet chest freezer $150. MTD lawn
mower with bag $125. Please con-
tact Jeff at 293-2408 or 296-3281.
Twenty-four-inch wire dog ken-
nel. Like new. $20. Call 294-8620 -
leave message.
Juvenile bedroom set for sale. Set
includes: loft bed with dresser below,
bookshelf, pull-out desk, and three-
drawer entertainment center.
Excellent condition with plenty of
storage. Great for a small room. $500.
Call 294-8620 leave message.
Speed Queen large-capacity
washer. Commercial, heavy duty.
$100. Call 295-7645.

Professional, non-smoking tidy
female with no pets lookirig for fur-
nished or unfurnished one bedroom
with long-term rental in Truman
Annex, starting January or February
2008. Will also consider other
rentals in Old Town area. Contact
Sandy at (813) 470-0222 or
sandykaster@verizon.net.


2/2 stilt home at 27018 Angelfish
Road in Ramrod Key (MM 27.
Central A/C, appliances, carpet and
tile, island kitchen. Newly land-
scaped yard with room for a pool.
Move-in condition. Asking $399,000.
Call Patsy after 5 p.m. at 872-4256.
3/2 canal-front stilt home in
Sugarloaf (MM 19.5). Davits, fish
cleaning station, easy access to
ocean. Vaulted ceilings with sky-
lights. Home has been completely
updated and well maintained. New
A/C and water heater. Within walk-
ing distance to Sugarloaf Schools.
$760,000. Home is also available
for rent at $2,500/month, plus utili-
ties. Call Dawn at (850) 276-0340
2/1 canal-front condo in
Marathon. Boat docking space (on a
first-come basis). Pool. One block
from Sombrero Beach. Convenient
to schools, shopping and beach. For
sale by owner. $325,000. Must be
able to obtain your own financing.
Call Russ or Darlene at 296-1888.
2/2 canal-front home with easy
access to open water. Double-sized
lot in quiet neighborhood in heart of
wildlife refuge. 3625 Treasure
Island St., Big Pine Key. Listed at
$559,000. Call John at 684-8663.
3/2 home on Big Pine Key. Quiet
neighborhood. Great for kids, pets.
Plenty of storage. 1,428 square
feet. Many new upgrades, metal
roof, deck, appliances and more.
$416,000 or possible lease with
option. See pictures at forsaleby-
owner.com or call Trina or Nathan
for more info at 587-6908.
2/1 CBC House $399,950 on
Sugarloaf Key (MM 19). Two fenced
lots 50 x 100. One lot clear. Central AC.
Attached office/studio wth A/C. 14 x
29-foot screened and tiled Florida
room. Contact Dale at 304-6892.


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Room for rent in two bedroom,
ocean-front house on Cudjoe Key.
Parking, dock, fire pit. Seeking quiet,
responsible, non-smoking house-
mate Navy personnel preferred. No
drugs. Available now. $850/month,
plus? utilities. Call 395-1793.
3/2 waterfront home to share
approximately five minutes north of
Boca Chica. Private bedroom and
bath. Amenities include: pool, spa,
W/D, central A/C, tile throughout,
office with DSL, high-definition
satellite TV, covered parking, and
dockage available. Great neighbor-
hood. $1,100/month, which .
includes utilities. Military or profes-
sional individual preferred. No
smokers. No pets. For more infor-
mation, call 296-4058.
3/2 house in old town to share.
Fenced back yard, W/D, D/W, large
kitchen, front porch. $850/month,
plus 1/3 utilities (electric, cable,
internet, gas) F/L required to move
in. Pet friendly. Available Dec. 1.
Please call Dawn at (407) 491-1766.


2/1 in historic Old Town building, just
steps from Duval Street and
Southernmost Point. Hardwood
Floors. $1,600/month. Call 923-1240.
3/1 on Big Coppitt Key behind
Bobalu's restaurant. Large living
room, remodeled kitchen, fenced
yard. Ample parking. Available now.
$1,650/month, which includes
water. Call 923-7989.
2/1 on Big Coppitt Key behind
Bobalu's restaurant. Large living
room, remodeled kitchen, fenced
yard. Available now. $1,500/month,
which includes water. Call 923-7989.
3/3 on Saddlebunch Key. Newer
home with two-story open floor
plan. Canal with new dock, W/D,
central A/C. Lots of storage inside
and out. Very quiet. Pets allowed
with permission. One-year lease
with F/US or negotiable for military
personnel. $2,500/month. Call 872-
9500 or 745-3369, or e-mail:
jeff@keywestlighters.com.
Lovely 3/2 in Cudjoe. Great Landlord
looking for great Tenants. Beautiful
fenced yard. Plenty of parking for
boat or RV. Super clean and freshly
painted. Well-behaved pets wel-
come. $2,300/month, which
includes utilities. Call 849-3233.
Large deluxe 2/2 apartment in Old
Town/Casa Marina area. Quiet, W/D,
D/W, A/C. Corian kitchen, ceiling
fans, tile floors, Jacuzzi tub, freshly
painted. Private parking. Ideal to
share. One-year lease. FL/S.
$1,800/month. Call 896-0440.
3/2 stilt house in Eden Pines on
canal with boat slip. Large lot with
off-street parking. No pets. Long-
term rental preferred. Available Jan.
1. $1,500/month. Call 872-4965.
2/1 in-unfurnished one-story con'
create house on Stock Island. Nice
neighborhood. Remodeled kitchen
with new ceramic tile floors, win-
dows, blinds. Washer hook-up, large
fenced-in yard, off-street parking,
new aluminum panel roof/lattice


enclosure on existing carport. Great
for 1 or 2 adults no children. Pets
OK. $1,500/month, plus electric.
SRequired $1,500 deposit Call 394-
3200 or 304-9093.
2/2 stilt home on the water ocean
side on Cudjoe Key (MM 23). Fully
furnished and appointed. Non
smokers, pets ok with pet deposit.
Workshop, W/D, refrigerator. Plenty
of parking. Canal-front, 60 feet of
frontage with dock. One year lease.
$1,925/month, plus utilities. Inquire
about shorter term. Available Feb. 1.
Call Ronnie at (908) 783-0738.
Charming 2/2 conch house in
Sugarloaf. Close to schools and local
neighborhood boat ramp with picnic
area. Beautifully landscaped, fenced
yard with small pond. Outdoor
shower. Remodeled kitchen with-
new stainless appliances, W/D. Pets
OK. Must see. $1,850/month, plus
utilities. Security deposit required.
Call 240-1114.
3/2 on Sugarloaf. Clean, light and
airy in a peaceful setting on a deep
canal. Perfect for relaxing or enter-
taining with French doors opening
on screened porch. Granite counter-
tops, D/W, W/D, central A/C.
Jacuzzi-style tub in mater bath.
Great furnishings also available. For
more info, call Tim at (228) 223-
7126. Available Dec. 15.
Efficiency duplex at MM 15 Bay
Point. Open water, newly remod-
eled, tile throughout. Partially fur-
nished long term $1000. Includes
water and sewer. F/L/S. No smoking
or pets. Call 745-1486.
Large 1 bedroom aparbnents avail-
able in New Town. Available immedi-
ately. $1,150/month with military
discount. F/S required. Call Kristen or
Jessica at 877-4-HABAN,.
2/2 canal-front stilt house on
Cudjoe. Central A/C, W/D, hot tub.
Pets OK. $1,600/month, plus utili-
ties. Call (904)718-4757 or (904)
262-2811.
3/2 stilt home on canal with beau-
tiful dock. Granite countertops,
bathrooms. Large storage room
below. Low maintenance yard in a
quiet neighborhood. $2,200/month.
F/US. Call Bruce at 395-9552.
2/2 at Bay Point Florida Keys.
Waterfront and close to Naval Air
Station Key West. New accommo-
dations with A/C, W/D. No pets and
no smokers. $1,800/month, plus
utilities. F/US. Call (616) 842-4404.
Charming 3/2 cottage at 1419 Eliza
Street, Key West. Immaculate, totally
renovated and furnished. Gourmet
kitchen, granite counters, Italian
ceramic tile floors throughout.
Stainless steel appliances, dish-
washer, W/D, central A/C and heat.
French doors open onto landscaped
garden, totally private fenced-in area
and outdoor shower. $2,600/month,
plus utilities. Please contact Ben at
395-2559 or Jeff 394-4989.
3/2 at Summerland Key Cove 3/2.
House sits across canal from Mote
Marine and enjoys great views.
Available now. Pets and security
deposit negotiable. $1,800/month.
Lower rent for Navy personnel with
a one- or two-year lease. Please
call (239) 325-7934.
Lovely 3/2 in New Town Key West.


Central A/C, W/D, hardwood floors.
Storage shed, two decks, off-street
parking. $2,800/month. F/S.
Available Oct. 16. Call 393-2142.
2/2 unfurnished stilt home on
Cudjoe Key with open water views.
Central A/C, large lot, no pets.
$1,700/month, plus utilities. One-
year lease. F/L/S. Available Nov. 1.
Call 797-0625.
2/2 canal-front stilt home on
Ramrod Key oceanside. Very quiet
area. Covered parking, tile floors,
new W/D, open floor plan with high
ceilings, central A/C, additional stor-
age below house. Available now.
$2,200/month. Security deposit and
long-term lease. Call 587-3910.
3/2 mobile home at 9th Avenue on
Stock Island. Central A/C, new W/D.
Covered parking, fenced-in deck.
$1,650/month, plus utilities. F/L -
no security deposit for military. Call
Ana at 294-9440.
3/2 rental at 69 Tamarind Drive.
Nice sunsets, great boating, close to
open bay, full seawall, W/D, fenced
yard with garage and more than
1;000 square feet of storage space
downstairs. $2,600/month. F/S. Call
797-2227 or 797-0560.


Reliable, part-time handy man.
Very good salary. Contact Mike,
Monday Friday from 9 a.m. 4
p.m. at 294 9501.
Route person needed to service
tourism-based clients through dis-
tribution of brochures along an
established route. Training and
materials provided. All Keys loca-
tions apply. Approximately 30 hours
per week. Start soon. Call (407)
263-5897 for telephonic interview.
Key West Dental Associates is
seeking a full-time receptionist.
Would prefer medical or dental
experience, but will train the right
person. Must be reliable, trustwor-
thy, a team-player, and have the
ability to multi-task. Competitive
pay. Call 293-9490 for an applica-
tion. Fax resume to 294-2233 or e-
mail elliong.ppcr@gmail.com.
Great part-time job opportunity in
a high school environment. HS-2 of
Key West is looking for an adminis-
trative aide to work 10 12 hours
weekly. Working hours are flexible
and primary duties include: facilitat-
ing communication between the
students, parents, tutors and the
board of directors and record keep-
ing. For additional information, e-
mail Anna at asymington@cffk.org.


Handyman for general repairs with
33 years experience. References
available upon request. Retired mil-
itary. Call Jim at 509-0103.
Pet sitting available for holidays,
vacations or day-time walks.
Grooming services available. Call
Joanna at 395-2444.
We can do that too!
Residential/Office cleaning from
Key West to Big Pine. Licensed with
references and 25 years experi-
ence. Call 745-3369.
Amsoil dealer now in the Lower
Keys. Be kind to our. environment


NAS KEY WEST CLASSIFIEDS are free for active-duty & retired personnel, their families & civilian base.employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tues. prior to that Friday's issue. Make submissions to
the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 293-2627; or e-mail timothy.j.coxl@navy.mil. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for 4 issues. Name &
phone number must accompany all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more info., call 293-2434.


and your car. Spend less time at the
mechanics with 100 percent full
synthetic oil changes guaranteed
for one year or 25,000 miles. Most
items in stock. Free shipping for
pick up items. Call Brian for deta4k,
at (817) 301-3682.
Kathy Brown's cleaning services.
Are you too busy to clean? Want a
sparkling clean house for the holi-
days? Moving in or out? We can
help you ?get it clean." One-time
jobs, weekly or bi-weekly.
Affordable rates. Call 896-2207.
Alterations by Ann. We handle all
military uniforms and civilian
clothes. Dry cleaning service also
available. Stop by at 3201 Flagler or
call 292-1112.
GP Cleaning Services. We handle
homes and offices. Call Gladys for
an appointment or more informa-
tion at 296-3869. "Free Smiles."
In-home child care with responsi-
ble adult. References available upon
request. Call Vicky at 294-3828.
Professional photographer.
Weddings, events, family portraits, sen-
ior pictures. No job too big or too small.
Call for more information at 395-0304
or e-mail nikkipikkil979@yahoo.com.
Family/child/senior/pet portraits
and event photography by active duty
wife. Beautiful photos, affordable
rates, military discount More info at
www.simplelifephotography.com or
call Jennifer at 293-1392.
No time to dean? Weekend house-
cleaning services now available. Base
access, reliable. Former housing inspec-
tor. Call Carmen Garcia 896-1589.
Military uniform and civilian
clothes alterations. Call 747-4909.
Cleaning services offices and
homes. Call 296-3869.
Home Repair, Remodeling, and
Finish Carpentry. Licensed and
insured (Contractor's license num-
ber SP3698). Quality work at rea-
sonable prices. Call John 745-3407.
Shallow Minded Charter Co.
Backcountry/flats fishing from the
Marquesas to Big Pine Key for.ta-.
pon, bonefish, and permit. 15 years
experience in the Lower Keys. Top
of the line tackle from Sage,
Gloomis, Tibor, and Shimano. All
skill levels welcome. Fully licensed
and insured. For an experience of a
lifetime, call Capt. Bo Sellers at
304-8442 or e-mail shallowmind-
edcharter@yahoo.com.
Fins Charters. Shallow water
sight-casting for tarpon, sharks,
permit, and bonefish. Rsh the crys-
tal clear waters that surround the
beautiful Florida Keys on an 18'
Action Craft. Licenses, quality rods,
and bait included. Contact Capt.
Pete Peterson at 745-2562, 304-
8918, or contact the MWR ITT
office. Military discount available'te
active duty and retirees.
Incognito light tackle sportfishing.
Reef, wreck, offshore or harbor. For
more, call 292-0067 or 304-0093.


Kodak Easy Share camera was lost
in late September at Key West base
exchange. The memory card con-
tained images from owner's recent
honeymoon in Key West A reward of
$100 for the safe return of the images.
The camera isn't as important as the
pictures. Please call Chuck at (843)
240-3129 with any information. -


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