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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 29, 2007
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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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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 31, no. 45 (Dec. 23, 1984).
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2007 I C


NO. 104 I WWW.KEYNOTER.COM 1 25 CENTS


Fireworks over
Blackwater Sound and a
conch shell, drag queen and
pirate \wench in Key West
ring in 2008 Monday night;
a two-week kids' film fest
starts Thursday in
Islamorada: and the w mne is
fine usually %% hen it
comes to svrah and shiraz.
All this and more in
L'Attitudes. starting on Page
30 of your Ke'inoer today.



In a party mood
If you've ventured onto
U.S. 1; you can't miss
them thousands and
thousands of visitors have
flocked to the Keys since
Christmas to celebrate
New Year's Eve. See
story, Page 4.
Support denied
The Monroe CountN
Commission declines a
request to 1 rite a letter of
support on behalf of the
personal %atercraft indus-
tr. asking for a ban on Jet
Skis in Bisca\ne National
Park to be lifted. See
storN. Page 8.

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Business .......... .. 23
Clasifieds ........ 49
Living .............25
Obituaries. ... . .22
Opinion ..... . .....
Sports/Outdoors.. . 41
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Keys sailor returns home
from Iraq, celebrates
anniversary, holidays
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

U.S. Navy First Class Petty Officer Erik
Hanson got home to Key West just in time to
celebrate his second wedding anniversary
Friday a particularly sweet present since
he's been in Iraq exactly half his married life.
"It has been a long ordeal coming home,"
he told the Keynoter shortly after his,
Wednesday return. "When I finally did get
home, I was very nervous at just being back."
His wife Jennifer met his plane at Naval Air


U.S. Navy First Class Petty Officer Erik Hanson returns home from Iraq just in time to
celebrate his second wedding anniversary with wife Jennifer. He landed at Naval Air
Station Key West.
Station Key West. Hanson has just finished a tour under a new
"I have to say, I wasn't much worried program that puts individual Navy personnel
about missing Christmas," Hanson said, "but I on the ground overseas.
was worried about missing my wedding
anniversary." See IRAQ / 5


Deadlier-than-usual year for Keys


Four homicides add.
to 24 auto fatalities
and 13 dive deaths'
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

March 2007 turned into a horrible month
for misfortune on Florida Keys roads and
waters.
Five scuba divers died in March the
most notorious accident occurring when three
men drowned at the Spiegel Grove shipwreck
reef off Key Largo.
Few than two weeks later, three men were
killed when their small car veered into a pick-
up truck near mile marker 14.
Overall, nine people in the Keys met an
early demise in March due to dive accidents
or auto, crashes. Another man died. in April of,
Scar-crash injuries sufferedMarch 26. .


S: : A bumpy year closes Monday

High-level changes mark local government .....................Page 10
County budget slashing isn't done. ............................ Page 11
South Florida and the Keys dry up, go on water limits ................Page 13
Key West gets a new manager, retains the mayor ................... Page 14
New president invigorates Florida Keys Community College ..........Page 15
2007 saw no shortage of issues for Marathon .......................Page 16
Islamorada struggles finding direction on several issues .............Page 17
Naval Air Station Key West jets cause a maelstrom ................. Page 18
Schools bring unresolved issues into 2008 .......................... Page 19
Key Largo and the village wonder: Which way on Upper Keys sewers? Page 20
Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas pretty much fades away ............ Page 23
The Florida Keys tourism industry sees changes ..................... Page 23
Another strange year for the Keys. So what's new? ................. Page 25
Keys sports see some ups, also some downs ....................... Page 41

According to Keynoter records, 2007 saw Jersey who ventured too far into the Spiegel
24 people die in road accidents south of south Grove shipwreck. Two drowned after becom-
of Florida City. ing lost in a dark and silted corridor at the bot-
SNothing drew. national attention.compara- -
ble to the loss of three scuba divers from New i ,. See DEADLY / 2'


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2 Saturday, December 29,2007


Keys News.


PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


Crashes slow Keys traffic


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Forecast: Mostly sunny.
increasing chance of
showers, winds 10-15 mph.



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By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


Traffic accidents continue to
mar Keys roads this holiday sea-
son, with the 24th fatality south
of Florida City in 2007 occur-
ring Christmas Eve in Key
Largo.
Key Largo resident Ian
Merritt Boswell, 24, was driving
northbound on U.S. 1 on Dec. 24
shortly before midnight.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, Boswell lost con-
trol of his 2006 Ford truck at
mile marker 97.
The truck hit a guardrail on
its left front end, causing it to
roll over and ejecting him from
the vehicle into the mangroves.
Troopers are investigating
whether alcohol played a part in
the crash. The report did not


mention whether Boswell was
wearing a seatbelt.
An Indiana native, Boswell
played soccer and basketball at
Island Christian School. He
graduated from Coral Shores
High School in 2002, where he
played football for three years.
Boswell was a mate for Keys
Divers in Key Largo for six
years and was working for
Comcast Cable in Ocean Reef.
Another accident in
Marathon Thursday, near mile
marker 49, closed traffic on U.S.
1 for nearly an hour.
Ariel Ruano-Velasquez, 36,
was driving, a 2001 Mercedes
southbound on U.S. 1 at 1:30
p.m. Accordifig to an FHP
report, Velasquez, a Marathon
resident, traveled in the north-
bound inside lane of U.S. 1 and
collided into the front of a 2007


Hyundai.
Velasquez was traveling with
two minor passengers. The
Hyundai was driven by 40-year-
old Eric Throckmorton of
Oklahoma, who was traveling
with 40-year-old Kelly
Throckmorton and two minor
passengers. No fatalities were
reported.
According to Monroe County
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
Becky Herrin, there were multi-
ple injuries and the victims were
transported to Fishermen's
Hospital. One of those injured
was airlifted to Miami.
There- were 22 fatalities, on
Keys roads in 2006 and 21 in
2005. In 2004, fatal crashes were
the highest in recent memory,
totaling 33. In both 2003 and
2002, 30 people died on local
roads.


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mile marker 97. Boswell was a Village. A Florida City man, 19, tei
DEADLY / From 1 former student at Island Christian was charged, th
School and Coral Shores High. Domestic violence took two lo
tom of the ship in 134 feet of Among the most heart-rending Upper Keys lives in separate inci- ed
water. A third reached the entry deaths took place Dec. 7, when an dents. an
point and was taken to the surface Ocean Reef restaurant worker Maria Elena Proenza, 39, was be
but soon died. A fourth man sur- was killed in a carjacking that shot to death at 7:15 a.m. July 6 an
vived, after running low on air ended in a fiery crash near mark- on Hibiscus Lane in Key Largo. w
and leaving his companions er 114 on the 18-Mile Stretch. Manuel Prieto Arenas, 46, her st
before they ran into trouble. Missi Holderman, 27, a boyfriend, surrendered after a
It was the single deadliest dive Homestead native and single daylong manhunt. The two va
incident in known Keys history. mother of two, was asleep in the reportedly had argued about own-
The trio reportedly were back seat of a co-worker's car ership of a trailer.
trained in advanced dive tech- when the vehicle was stolen at That was just five days after
niques. But experts said they gunpoint at a Florida City gas sta- the body of Edward Bozarth, 62, We
overlooked several safety steps tion. Police gave chase and the was found aboard his liveaboard sta
that could have saved their lives, thief fled south onto the Stretch boat at Gilbert's Marina on Co
Overall, 13 people died while before crashing head-on into a Jewfish Creek. He had been Ga
diving or snorkeling in 2007. One tractor-trailer. Three teens are bludgeoned to death, an autopsy Re
of the snorkelers was hit by a boat. charged with first-degree murder showed. No arrests have been
near Bahia Honda State Park in Holderman's death. made.
Labor Day weekend. The single deadliest accident On Aug. 24, Georgia Morgan,
The 13 dive-related. deaths was the March 25 triple fatality in 46, was shot to death in a Silver
was two fewer than in 2006. the Lower Keys, when a 1993 Shores home in Key Largo. Her
Mazda slammed into a pickup boyfriend, Andrew Beckner, 42,
Auto fatalities truck after veering into the oppo- surrendered following a six-hour
December has been a grim site lane. All three men were standoff. Beckner had several
month for vehicular deaths, with killed; the teenaged truck driver previous arrests, .including tor S
three of four people killed in vehi- escaped with a broken leg. domestic battery on Morgan.
cle accidents having ties to the In every year since 1999, Adding to the list of Ke \s-
community. between 22 and 30 people have related victims was "South Dade
Monroe County Sheriff's been killed in crashes between realty owner Amarylis Lope z. 31.
Office Deputy Robin Tanner, 47, Key West and Florida City. She was shot to death in Februarn
was responding to an emergency after visiting a Key Larco
call when her patrol car struck a Homicides bayfront home jointly ow ned % ith
curb and crashed into a Marathon Four people were murdered in her husband and business partner.
S upding Dec. 13. the Keys during 2007. after three Jpse.Lopez, 42. The couple" bod-
i e i aT tt- reing l or 2c Tr'4f ina te6, artq ini ne murdereadih, l d fth Sretch not '
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killed in a single-car crash near thiroa in K-.c; -i'-; B:l-i.n ,,Le


iife victim critical,
rlfriend is jailed

An Islamorada woman
bbed her boyfriend in the
est with a steak knife
ursday night, sending himi
Ryder Trauma Center in'
ami in critical condition,
cording to the Monroe
unty Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin said
puties responded to a stab-
ig call at Cheeca Lodge's
iplo\ee housing at 8:45
n. and found Antoinette
liters, 37. holding a towel
the victim's wound. Ulric
die of Florida City (age not
ailable) was bleeding pro-
sely from a cut on his upper
t chest.
He was taken to Mariners
hospital in Tavemier and then
%un to Ryder via the
enff's Office's TraumaStar
licopier.
Walters reportedly adnut-
d to Deputy Da id Minor
at she stabbed Bodie fol-
wing a fight after he report-
ly went through her things
d tore pages out of her note-
ok. She said Bodie hit her
d knocked her against a
all. and that's \when she
ibbed him. Herrin said.
She's charged with aggra-
ted battery.


Due to a reporting error, a
dnesday storn incorrectly
ted to which political party
unty Comission candidate
ry Bauman belongs. He's a
publican.







potlight Channel 5 News
Monday Friday
6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Keys news daily
from the staff of
The Keynoter.
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Saturday, December 29, 2007


Happy New Year
..From Team Walters!


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screened in porch, spaciol
trial neighborhood. Asking
Fredy Carricaburu at


SONS...This home is beautiful, teak
views of the open water from the
closet, great condition and residen-
0. MLS #540205. Call Carmen or
89-0077 or visit our website at


SPECIAL ALERT: Lot on Tingler Lane by Sombrero Beach WITH
building permits in hand. $399,000. Plans for 4,000 sq. ft home
available. MLS #542580. Call Carmen or Fredy Carricaburu af
(305) 289-0077 or visit our website at www.homesinthekevs.comr


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4 Saturday, December 29,2007 Keynoter Keys News


Celebrating our past


Keys are jammed


for New Year's


By DAN GALLAGHER

Ed Swift Jr. and- \ife Helen established
Marathon's first full-service photo store in the
Seven Mile Bndge Trailer Park, now know n as
Trailerama. Portions of the distinctive fence and
entrance are still visible today at the west end of
Marathon on the ocean side of the highway.


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Swift's Camera Inc. was associated wjirh the
Florida Keys Photo Service. Ed Swift Jr. was in
demand as a photographer for postcards, business
brochures and portraits and took many pictures of
Marathon in the 1950s. Photo is not dated, but is
from the late 1950s.
Photo by Ed Swift. Jr in archives ol Ed Swift. III


ories from 2007


Key st
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* Upper Ke/s read/
Sfor windfall from
H-_,TV\/' D-Prmrn H-rnp


* Ring in the new
year with a luck/ meal
* Schooner Western
Union in better shape
than expected


I usIstands IIyYii; L orin SInalfl1, l


Hotels report
filled rooms,
more business
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The love-hate relationship
between townies and tourists has
officially begun anew, as Keys
roads and parking lots have
become noticeably congested just
in the past week alone.
Just check any car rentals
and those with out-of-state
license plates have suddenly
jammed the islands from out of
nowhere.
Monroe County Tourist
Development Council Director
Harold Wheeler said Christmas
week is traditionally the calm
before the storm, as high season
in the Keys begins in February.
"Ten days before Christmas is
very slow and immediately after
Christmas people come down for
New Year's Eve and stay until the
end of the first week in January.
Mysteriously, they seem to leave
for 10 days and come back dur-
ing bur real season in February
and March," he said.
Wheeler said weather in the
North was projected to be mild in
late December and January, but
that hopefully heavy snowfall
would coax people south to the
Keys.
Jackie Harder, president of the
Key Largo Chamber of
Commerce, said she has been
seeing a large number of Asian
and European guests come
through the chamber's visitor


center this week.
"This is one of the few good
things about having a weak dol-
lar," she said.
Greater Marathon Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Daniel Samess said he has seen a
large number of foreign visitors,
as well.
Harder said the visitors have
been interested in water-related
activities, glass-bottom-boat
rides and eco-tours. She also said
traffic has increased significantly.
"It's just nuts up-here. We're
getting a lot of people dining out
and a lot of boats in the water,"
she said.
In Islamorada, chamber
President Judy Hull said traffic
and business picked up signifi-
cantly the weekend before
Christmas.
"With Christmas falling on
Monday and Tuesday, that made
last weekend really busy," she
said.
Hull said virtually every one
of the village's roughly 1,200
available rooms is booked.
Wheeler said the Keys are
unique in that it is largely a "fly-
drive" destination, which causes
congestion on our limited roads.
"What you have is a lot of
people who fly into Miami or
Fort Lauderdale and get a rental
car. They might fly from Chicago
but they end up driving U.S. 1,"
he said.
So while some locals might
complain about the congestion,
Harder put it best when she said,
"It could be worse, there could be
no one here at all."


Keys briefs


Suspected migrant
smugglers captured

The crew of the U.S. Coast
Guard cutter Knight Island on
Thursday repatriated 28 Cuban
migrants to Bahia de Cubanas,
Cuba, who were interdicted
aboard a go-fast vessel Dec. 21,
Guard officials said.
They said a crew on a C-130
wI; pfe aircraftt crew from Coast
.Gbard. Air Station Clearwater'
toInd b,; oinovloadad. go-fast


while on patrol and, with that
information, the crew of the cutter
Tornado intercepted the go-fast
carrying 28 Cuban migrants and
two suspected smugglers 16 miles
north of Mariel, Cuba.
The two suspected smugglers
were later transferred to Customs
and Border Protection officials in
Key West.
During the past week, the
Coast Guard said, crews also dis-
rupted' seen v~ i ditional suspected
iginig imugglirig operations,
nabbg 11 sspected smugglers.


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IRAQ / From 1

Under the Individual
Augmentation program, sailors
are filling necessary jobs in Iraq,
Afghanistan and Guantanamo
Bay that the Army and Marine
Corps are stretched too thin to fill.
There are 15 more sailors from
NAS Key West on assignment in
Iraq under the program. Four
more will go within three days.
Though the IA program, as it's
called, is fairly new, there are
already more Navy personnel on
the ground in Iraq and
Afghanistan than there are on
ships at sea, according to NAS
spokesman Jim Brooks.
Hanson volunteered for the
duty but his specific assignment
was a surprise.
"I didn't know what I was
going to be doing until a good
month into my training," he said.
He ended up as a guard at the
largest prison in Iraq.
"It was definitely an eye-open-
er to what's going on with the
people there," he said. "Every
day, I dealt with the prisoners,
talked with them, searched them,
escorted them to court and med-
ical care, quelled problems."
Hanson said he's looking for-
ward to going back to his regular
duty in the Keys, where he over-
sees personnel that tend the train-
ing mechanisms on Boca Chica.
Hanson's is only the third IA
unit to go over. Brooks noted that
usually sailors are deployed from
their base as a unit.
But the IA volunteers come
from all over and don't have their
buddies along on the trip.
"At the beginning, it was very
rough," Hanson said. "But we
came together and grew as one
strong unit. We came from all
over the Navy. My command
master chief was a submariner of
23 years; my [executive officer]
was a helicopter officer. Parting
was bittersweet."
Hanson said he's particularly
grateful for the support he and his
wife received from the base while
he was overseas.
"A lot of commands where
people were taken from, their
commands wrote them off until
they got back," he said. "That was
not the case here. My boss Dave
Sherman and the guys were in
continual contact. And they were
here' for my wife." '


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Cost of freedom's pursuit

increasingly is lives lost

The money is enticing $10,000 or more a head to smuggle
Cuban nationals trying to escape the Communist nation and get
to freedom in the U.S.
The numbers are horrific. For each person who successfully
makes it to these shores and gets "feet dry" and therefore gets to
stay, how many others don't make it and don't return to
Cuba?
We'll never know, but it becomes increasingly clear the effort
to make money on the heads of those searching for better lives
is becoming a deadlier foray than ever and more often for
those seeking freedom than for those committing the crime of
smuggling.
Just Thursday, Cuban officials confirmed the deaths- of two
more island residents who were aboard a boat with 15 or so oth-
ers trying to get to the U.S. Apparently the boat hit a reef and
capsized.
And then there's this the possible loss of dozens of others
seeking refuge in this country. Of these souls, we may never
know what happened.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it's heard from the U.S. families of
Cubans that up to 40 migrants hadn't been heard from since
departing Cuba aboard a go-fast migrant-smuggling boat Nov.
24. None of the Coast Guard's aircraft or cutters patrolling the
Florida Straits or waters surrounding Florida have correlated any
migrant or vessel sightings to the report of the missing migrants.
Likewise, an urgent marine-information broadcast failed to gen-
erate any leads in locating the missing.
One relative told the Guard that many of the family members
who paid for the passage are themselves recent arrivals and were
reluctant to call authorities and did not understand they could
ask the Coast Guard for help.
We can assume these families are telling the truth. And we can
do the math $10,000 a head multiplied by 40 is $400,000 for
one smuggling trip. The ruthless risk others' deaths for that kind
of pay day.
Thankfully, when smugglers do get caught, they are dealt with
harshly by the U.S. courts as evidenced in a story in the Dec. 22
Keynoter. It told of prison terms given to eight convicted smug-
glers, a combined 31 years in all, during a hearing at the federal
courthouse in Key West.
Among those sentenced by District Court Judge Michael
Moore were Jesus Martin Carcia and Alfredo Rivera Pajon.
Each received five years imprisonment following guilty pleas to
conspiracy to encourage and induce aliens to enter the United
States resulting in serious bodily injury.
In their case, the migrants did not die. Sadly, though, we know
many more will.

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Legislation for unincorporation vote is hardly guaranteed


EDITOR:
Last year I was approached by residents
who requested information regarding legisla-
tive procedures to dissolve the city of
Marathon and village of Islamorada. I sug-
gested they speak to others in their commu-
nities to help determine the level of interest
in unincorporating.
After gathering signatures on petitions for
several months, these residents have asked
me to file legislation to place the issue of
unincorporation on the ballot for a vote by
citizens in each municipality.
One result of unincorporation would be
that the county would become responsible
for all financial obligations of the dissolved
municipalities such as outstanding bonds and
accrued employee pension benefits. I felt
that it would be prudent to determine
whether Monroe County would be willing to
assume these obligations before I decided
whether to file any legislation.
I requested the county administrator to
place this item as a public-workshop item


where all interested parties could discuss the
issue. I assumed the County Commission
would obtain input from its financial advi-
sors before a workshop was scheduled. It
was not my intention to have the item dis-
cussed before all parties were notified of the
workshop.
I now realize that my request may have
been interpreted that I wanted immediate
feedback, which was not my intent. I regret
that some feathers were ruffled by this mis-
communication and I will make every effort
to include all parties in future discussions.
To prevent further confusion, let me make
it clear to all that I have not decided whether
to file any legislation regarding unincorpora-
tion. If a majority of the Monroe County
Commission indicates to me the county is
unwilling to assume the financial obligations
of either municipality, I will not file any bill
to have a referendum that would force the
county to do so.
State Rep. Ron Saunders
Key West


Big Pine homeowners between rock, hard place


EDITOR:
The Monroe County Commission recently
approved central-sewer system hookups for
the Lower Keys effective Oct. 1, 2008. The
homeowners of Big Pine Key will be subject
to either a sewer hookup assessment or
forced to pay for upgrades on their present
septic systems using the best technology
available.
Since Big Pine Key may not be included
in the sewer hookups for some undetermined
amount of time, the homeowners would then
be subject to both a very expensive upgrade
on their present septic system and then a sec-
ond imposed assessment by the county for
sewer hookups at some later unspecified


City staff is tops for help
EDITOR:
On Dec. 20, our family received an early
Christmas present of sorts. We finally had a
new roof on my dad's house more than two
years since Hurricane Wilma blew it off.
This would not have been possible with-
out the intervention of Marathon building
inspector Paul Patterson and Marathon code
enforcement officer Michael Storm. They
were both instrumental in getting a local
contractor to apply for a permit for the work
already in progress (he'd never bothered)
and to remedy unsafe work conditions (loose
tiles and a generator were left unsecured on
the roof for months). We had been getting
nowhere prior to their involvement.
The city of Marathon is lucky to have
such kind and concerned individuals in its
employ, We thank them for all their help.
Helene Colonna
For the estate
of Alexander Alkalav


date.
This double billing will be very expensive
for most homeowners on Big Pine Key and
will also affect the marketability of their
homes should prospective buyers get wind of
this situation.
The prospect of being double billed for
the mismanagement of this mandated project
should be placed directly on our County
Commission. It should be held totally
responsible for the lack of planning on this
project, which could result in a financial dis-
aster for most Big Pine Key homeowners.
Therefore, a less-expensive alternative must
be considered by the County Commission in
place of a mandated septic-system upgrade.
John Oeler
Big Pine Key


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Baseless allegations add nothing to debate


EDITOR:
It was a bit hard to swallow
Marathon City Councilman Don Vasil's
comments in the recent unincorpora-
tion article. As an elected official, Mr.
Vasil should know more than others
that no matter what he does, some peo-
ple will be unhappy with certain deci-
sions. This does not mean a council
member is corrupt.
So for Mr. Vasil to acknowledge
Sally Buehler's baseless allegations of
"pervasive corruption" by saying they
were true about former councils is as
low and reprehensible As one can get.
It certainly isn't conduct worthy of an
elected official and betrays a serious
lack of class. Mr. Vasil owes the prior
councils and public servants a sincere
and heartfelt apology.
I can only answer for myself and.
my actions during the six years I
served on Marathon's City Council.
Every initiative I brought forth, every
vote I took, every moment of service to
my city was motivated by one overrid-
ing principle: Will it be in the best
interests of the people of Marathon?
With the exception of my salary, I.


never received any consideration or
compensation for anything I ever did
during my term in office.
So here's the challenge to both Ms.
Buehler and Mr. Vasil: Put up or shut
up. If they have evidence of pervasive
corruption of current or prior councils,
let's see it. Give it to the local newspa-
pers. Come on my radio show. But
they should make sure that what they
have are indeed verifiable facts and not
more of this fetid undercurrent of
bovine excrement.
If our community is to have a dis-
cussion on the merits of unincorpora-
tion, then we need to base this discus-
sion on facts. Unfortunately, actual
facts have been strangely absent during
most of this debate. Rumor, innuendo
and baseless allegations may have a
place in the gossip circuit; they are not,
however, part of civil discourse on
community issues. If certain activists
or even elected officials are to maintain
their credibility in this town, this is a
lesson they need to learn right now.
John Bartus
Marathon


Healthier food can keep MRSA away


EDITOR:
I read that the Monroe County
School District is taking extra pre-
cautions with sanitation to prevent
an outbreak of MRSA, an antibiotic-
resistant strain of bacteria that is
now killing more Americans than
AIDS. The schools and the par-
ents of the students who attend them
- might want to look at the food
the children are eating instead of
equipping them with hand sanitizers
(which contribute to the problem).
Our meat and chicken supply is
so compromised with antibiotics that
many scientists believe that bacteria
are evolving into resistant strains
that no antibiotic will kill. The
Union of Concerned Scientists esti-
mates that at least 70 percent of the
antibiotics used in this country are
fed to animals living on factory
farms. Though no link has been
definitively established and, of
course, our government has done no
studies it is clear that a problem
is developing rapidly.
Is there anything to be done?
Absolutely. Purchase meat and poul-
try that hasn't been injected with
antibiotics (and hormones). The
same goes for eggs. These products,
such as grass-fed and organic beef
and chicken, are easily and plenti-
fully available locally. Sure, all of
these products cost more, but isn't
worth it considering the risk?
Oh, and neycer; eyeri buy beef or
chicken from a fast-foodchain.


The shift to organic meat and pro-
duce has been accelerating, a very
positive sign for our environment.'
Not only is the food much, much
safer to eat but also reduces our
dependence upon petroleum, a key
ingredient in artificial fertilizers and
herbicides. And as more people pur-
chase organic food, the prices will
come down and we'll all be much
healthier.
Michael Welber
Marathon

Make the bike path
more visible, safe
EDITOR:
I live on Grassy Key and would
love to use the bike path that runs
approximately from mile marker 58
to 54. However, the brush separating
the path from the road is so tall that
one cannot be seen from the road.
As a woman alone, I feel so vulnera-
ble that I will not use it (Marathon
definitely has its share of vagrants).
I have spoken to others about this
and they are all in agreement.
It seems a waste of space that
could be easily corrected if the
brush was trimmed waist-high to
allow visibility from the road.
Islamorada has a beautiful, visible,
bike path that is well-used, probably
because of its openness.
Carole Quattrone
Grassy Key


VI


Mainland counties


don't bear the burden


The longer I live, the more surreal
it becomes.
The Dec. 13 Miami Herald had a
headline and sub-headline, "A
Massive Plan" and "The Miami
City Commission to vote on a
multi-billion dollar plan to revital-
ize downtown Miami." This will
include a $914 million tunnel to the
Port of Miami.
In the same issue of the Herald,
in the "B" section under Keys and
state news, the headline was "Panel:
Stop sewage flow into ocean." It is
being suggested by experts that the
dumping of 300 million
gallons of lightly- treated
sewage from Broward,
Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach counties directly
into the ocean each day
needs to cease.
"This is a policy that we
think should be re-
thought," said Janet
Llewellyn, the
Department of


Environmental
Protection's director of
water resource manage-
ment. You think?
Meanwhile, these mega-
counties' southern neigh-
bor Monroe (the Florida
Keys) is struggling with a
$300 million-plus funding
mandate to hook up to a
central sewer system by
2010 and produce as a
byproduct water pure
enough to drink.
Unlike our neighbors to


in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach counties is dumped into the
ocean? To add insult to injury, Alan
Garcia of Broward County's waste-
water division said, "There has
been no evidence that eliminating
the outflows will result in any
improvement of water on the reef.
Studies show that only 4 percent of
the sewage from the ocean pipe is
carried to near shore."
Well, I certainly feel better. Let's
see, 4 percent times 300 million
gallons a day time 365 days in a
year ... therefore only 12 million


Edwin 0. Swift III
grew up in
Marathon and
owns
tourist-related
business interests
in Key West. He
also is a
developer of
affordable
housing._


the north, we currently have no
direct sewage outfalls. The Miami-
Dade Water and Sewer Department
deputy director, Doug Yoder, imme-
diately went on the offensive, stat-
ing that "it would raise the average
water/sewer bill in Miami-Dade
from $35 to $70 a month." Well,
boo-hoo-hoo for Doug. Keys resi-
dents will never see a $70 monthly
average water/sewer bill.
Is it just me or does it seem
strange to anyone else that Florida
Keys residents have to bear the bur-
den of advanced wastewater treat-
ment while in the next 24 hours,
every toilet and sink and drain con-
nected to the people aridbusinesses


gallons a day returns to
near shore. That's only
4.308 billion of gallons a
year of "lightly" treated
(solids removed) gallons
of sewage-laced water a
year returning to grace
the coral, shorelines,
beaches, reefs, estuaries,
etc., of Broward, Miami-
Dade, Palm Beach and,
.by the way, Monroe
County.
Yes, Monroe, by virtue
of the counter currents
of the Gulf Stream,
delivers a part of our
sewage outfall back to
our reefs and marine
sanctuary. All the while
we continue to try to do
the impossible by sewer-
ing a long chain of
sparsely settled islands
with only 80,000 people
to share the cost burden.
The cost of Miami-


Dade's new tunnel, mall expansion,
baseball stadium and arts center is
estimated to be $2 billion; the cost
to stop dumping their wastewater in
the ocean is estimated at $2 billion.
Might I suggest that perhaps they
have their priorities mixed up?
Doesn't anyone else see the irony
in this situation? Then again, little
Monroe County doesn't have the
votes. It is warm and fuzzy and
politically correct for the state
agencies to talk about saving the
Keys, all the while allowing the
mass dumping of waste into our
ocean waters.
Shame on them, those disingenu-
ous, duplicitous spoilers.


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County sidesteps Jet Ski issue


Group looks for
help to access
Biscayne park
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

The Monroe County
Commission has shied away
from an issue that could have
opened a can of worms for the


Keys.
The commissioners, meeting
Dec. 19, unanimously denied a
request by a group representing
the personal watercraft industry
to write a letter supporting the use
of Jet Skis, Waverunners and the
like in Biscayne National Park.
"I don't know how we can get
involved in something like this,"
Commissioner Mario Di Gennaro


said. "This is not us, this is
[Miami]-Dade County."
The request came from Peggy
Mathews, a lobbyist representing
the American Watercraft
Association. She asked the com-
mission to draft-a letter support-
ing the use of personal watercraft
within Biscayne National Park.
"The only way to access the
Keys [under a current park ban] is
to go out and around the reef
tract," a trip of 17 miles through


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open ocean, she said.
Mathews' request first came
before the county's Marine and
Port Advisory Committee. That
group, in a 6-4 vote, supported
the letter. Committee member
Ben lanotta voted against it.
"The slippery slope of this is
that it could open the question
again of allowing them in the
backcountry," he told the
Keynoter Friday.
The small jet-powered craft
commonly called Jet Skis or
Waverunners are banned in the
Key West and Great White Heron
national wildlife refuges, which
encompass more than 600 square
nautical miles of water and a
myriad of islands north of the
Keys.
The refuges banned the craft
in 1992, and the issue became
heated when the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary
SAdvisory Council considered a
proposal to allow personal water-
craft in small areas of the sanctu-
ary in the mid- to late-1990s. That
proposal died but the industry has
continued to fight bans national-
ly, Mathews said.
Rich Jones, senior marine
planner for Monroe County, rec-
ommended the commission go
ahead and write the letter.
"Staff is concerned that pro-
hibiting the use of the
[Intracoastal Waterway] for a
specific type of vessel infringes
on navigational rights...," he
wrote in a Dec. 4 memo to the
commission.
Steve Bamdas, owner of Riva
Yamaha South in Key Largo and
Riva Motor Sports in Pompano
Beach, said the Biscayne ban has
nicked his business by 40 per-
cent.
"Since 2000 when this ban
went into effect," he said, "our
customers are at a loss as to how
to get from Broward and Dade
counties to Monroe County. The
Intracoastal has always been their
travel route."
Sal Miciotta, who owns
Broward Motor Sports, said his
sales are down 18 percent
because of the ban.
Mark Lewis, superintendent
of Biscayne National Park, says
the small craft pose a safety issue
within the Intracoastal Waterway.
In addition, he wrote in a 2006
letter to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, the ban protects 'fragile nat-
tral aie'as'' thin the park.
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Dead Keys boater found


Body found
off Surfside
in Miami-Dade
The Miami-Dade County
medical examiner has identified
a body recovered in the ocean
off Surfside Monday as
Marciano Vover, a boater last
seen by a companion floating in
the chilly waters south of
Marathon early Dec. 21.
A. charterboat captain found
the body of Vover, 63, floating in
the water about half a mile off
the Surfside shoreline.


Sexual predator
released to the Keys
Mikael Kasten, 57, convicted
of child sexual abuse in 2001 in
Monroe County, was scheduled
to be released from prison
Friday and be transported to his
new home under the
Tavemier Creek Bridge with a
GPS ankle monitor for parole
officials to track his where-
abouts.
Kasten was
convicted of a
combined 14
4 counts of
child-related
sexual assault
stemming
From April
1994, accord-
ing to the
KASTEN Florida
Department of Corrections Web
site. One victim was involved in
all the counts.
While it may seem unusual
for him to be released from
prison to under a bridge, it's
actually not uncommon on the


An autopsy determined Vover
drowned and the death was
called an accident, according to
an investigation report from the
county Medical Examiner's
Office.
Vover was reported missing
about 2 p.m. Dec, 21 after a
good Samaritan pulled 37-year-
old Alejandro Rodriguez from
the water near Coffins Patch
Reef, 10 miles southeast of
Marathon.
Rodriguez told U.S. Coast
Guard officials that he and Vover
were on the 31-foot boat when it


mainland, where restrictions
limit where sexual predators,
which Kasten is labeled, can
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Some high-level
government jobs
changed, at risk
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

The Dec. 5 firing of Monroe
County Administrator Tom
Willi was an indicator of the
rash of high-level personnel
changes throughout the Keys,
signaling widespread public dis.
satisfaction with the status quo.
Willi walked away after
three years at the county's helm
with $282,000 in severance
after the County Commission
agreed to fire him without
cause. The vote was commis-
sioners Dixie Spehar, Sylvia
Murphy and George Neugent to
oust him, Mayor Sonny McCoy
and Commissioner Mario Di
Gennaro to retain him. A nation-
al search is now on to find his
replacement as Deputy County
Administrator Debbie Frederick
fills in on an interim basis.
Willi had already faced firing
in February when some com-
missioners said he was not
doing the job as well as they'd
like. On that vote, Spehar sided
with McCoy and Di Gennaro to
keep him.
But Willi wasn't alone.
In Key West, 11-year City
Manager Julio Avael resigned


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several months before his
planned retirement and was
replaced with former Naval Air
Station Key West Commander
Jim Scholl.
In Islamorada, Village
Manager Gary Word struggled
back and forth with the Village
Council to keep his job, but in
late November he was given his
walking papers effective in
January.
Marathon City Manager
Mike Puto faced the same strug-
gle with his City Council.
However, Puto remains in the
job at least another few months;
the council gave him a six-
month contract in October.
All of these top managers
faced allegations that their work
was in some way shoddy or not
up to expectations.
Willi was blamed for over-
spending and depleting county
reserves.
In Key West, a new bunch of
elected officials said they want-
ed to see Avael clear out so they
could bring in new blood.
Mayor Morgan McPherson, re-
elected in a runoff election in
November, forced the move.
Word and Puto have both
come under fire for their job
performance.
More menacing, perhaps, is
the tide of personnel change at
the lower levels in local govern-
ment.
The county's acting planning
director, Aref Jouliani, quit in
2007 and Growth Management
Director Ty Symroski resigned
just as 2006 turned over to
2007.
Professional jobs in the Keys
tend to provide a bit of a game
of musical chairs: when one
person leaves, there's a shift all
over the Keys. When Marathon
Planning Director Fred Gross


retired, county planner Clarence
Feagin took the job.
Feagin, Jose Papa another
county planner who resigned -
Symroski and Jouliani repre-
sented decades of complex
knowledge in Keys land use.
In Key. West, "Planning
Director Gail Kenson who in
2006 quite her job as Marathon
planning director and took the
same job Key West when
Symroski quit the position -
gave her notice in December.
In other county departments,
longtime Marine Resources
Director George Garrett was
fired, as was county Budget
Director Sal Zappulla and
Technical Services Director
Mickey Baker.
Key West's upheaval flowed
over into its legal department
when City Attorney Bob
Tischenkel retired and assistant
City Attorney Kevin Hoyes was
fired. Shawn Smith, formerly an
attorney for the Monroe County
School Board, took
Tischenkel's job and Ron
Ramsingh filled Hoyes' shoes.


Keys briefs


21,000 lose power
on Christmas Day

The cause of a Christmas
Day power outage in the
Lower Keys hasn't been
determined, but Keys Energy
Services officials say it may
have been due to an animal
that tripped the lines.
About 9 p.m., about 21,000
Keys Energy customers south
of Big Pine Key lost power as
a result of an electrical fault
on the transmission line near
mile marker 24. Power was
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Budget cuts like a knife


Finance problems
early on still
dominate county
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

A floundering budget and
mandatory state property tax roll-
backs colored just about all deci-
sions of the Monroe County
Commission in 2007.
In January, County Clerk
Danny Kolhage warned the com-
mission that if the county contin-
ued spending at the rate it was,
there would be a nearly $5 million
shortfall by the end of 2007. An
immediate spending freeze fore-
stalled that but in June, the
Florida Legislature passed a prop-
erty tax reform bill that mandated
even more county and municipal
cutbacks statewide.
After rolling back ad valorem
collections by $5 million for fis-
cal year 2007-08 to comply with
the state mandate, county staffers
are still looking at ways to com-
ply with the new strict state
guidelines without cutting county
services too much.
In November, commissioners
approved higher fees for the
Growth Management and
Building departments in hopes of
making up some of the lost rev-
enue.
While property tax revenue
was drying up, so was grant fund-
ing from the state for countywide
sewer projects. In 2006, the state
allocated $20 million for local
sewer construction but the
Legislature did away with a pro-
posal for the same amount for
2007. However, the state
approved a $20 million loan in
early December that will allow
the county to finish sewers*for
Big Coppitt, Rockland, Geiger
and Shark keys.
Also in December, Congress
allocated another $5 million for
Keys sewers. Of that, Key West
will receive $3.6 million, $1.8
million goes to Key Largo and
$200,000 is earmarked for Key
Colony Beach.
The Keys are under a state
mandate to finish sewering the
Keys by 2010 and local officials
estimate the projects will cost
more than $500 million before
they're done.
Sewers cost money, even after
the initial expense of installation,
and in 2007 KW 1esbrt Ttiiities,


a private Stock Island utility, filed
a request for a rate hike with the
Florida Public Service Commis-
sion. The owners of the contro-
versial private plant say they need
the funding to make up for resi-
dents that have not yet hooked up
to the service and to cover
expenses of bringing the plant up
to the highest levels of treatment,
which is also mandated by the
state.
Tight purse strings didn't slow
the county's progress on con-
struction, however.
In June, crews drove pilings
for the new McCoy Terminal
Complex at Key West
International airport. The project
stirred its own controversy over
the course of thy year, culminating
in a grand-jury report concluding
the county's oversight of the proj-
ect was "inadequate." The report
faulted the county for allowing a
project estimated at $25 million to
run up to close to $32 million.
At the other side of Key West,
progress on the Freeman Justice
Center initially estimated at $4
million in the mid-1990s but now
up to $16 million crawled
along. The local judiciary contin-
ued to lobby the County
Commission to speed progress on
the courthouse complex. County
Engineer David Koppel predicts
it will be finished in 2008.

Failing report card
Monroe County also struggled
throughout the year to meet with
approval from the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs. But DCA gave Monroe
County a failing grade in its annu-
al Keys assessment released in
September.
DCA issues the assessment
annually to evaluate the county's
progress in meeting goals of envi-
ronmental protection by a dead-
line of 2010, mostly pertaining to
installing sewers to replace septic
tanks and cesspits that can leach
sewage into nearshore waters.
Conservation of environmentally
important land is also in the equa-
tion.
In a letter to the Florida
Cabinet, DCA Secretary Tom
Pelham recommends the Cabinet
find the county has not made sub-
stantial progress toward fulfilling
a work program' outlined by the
state as part of its oversight.
County officials countered, say-
ing work on sewers throughout


the county has progressed further
in2007 than in years prior.
In past years the Cabinet has
voted in December to endorse
DCA's report card. However, the
item has yet to be put on a
Cabinet meeting agenda and will
likely be decided in 2008.
DCA allows Monroe County
197 building permit allocations
annually. If the Cabinet agrees
with Pelham's failing report card,
that can be reduced by 20 percent
next year.
In December, DCA also issued
a slate of objections and recom-
mendations to a county ordinance
aimed at preserving the working
waterfront, so the county is back
at the drawing board working to
redo a law that many believe is
the last hope of saving the com-
mercial fishing industry in the
Keys.
In September, the County
Commission approved the ordi-
nance, which would give incen-
tives to waterfront landowners to
retain existing working water-
front usage. The following month,
the South Florida Regional
Planning Commission filed an
.objection to it with DCA.
Both DCA and the regional
planning panel say the ordinance
language is too vague. They also
took issue with a proposal to build
a hotel on the Stock Island water-
front.

Jim Hendrick
And in the most-watched Keys
trial in years, former County
Attorney Jim Hendrick was con-
victed of federal counts of con-
spiracy, obstructing justice and
witness tampering.
U.S. District Court Judge
Shelby Highsmith sentenced him
to a $50,000 fine, five years of
probation and. 2,500 hours of
community service following the
February conviction. He could
have gotten years in prison. But
letters of support swayed
Highsmith to go with probation.
He was convicted of facilitat-
ing a $29,000 bribe to then-
County Commissioner Jack
London in 1997 to kick-start rede-
velopment of the former Hall's
Fishing Camp in Marathon into a
79-room resort.
London had pleaded guilty to
filing a false tax return for not
claiming the bribe on his taxes
and was expected to testify
against Hendrick in hopes of get-
ting a reduced sentence. But he
died before the trial,


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Keys briefs


Shuttle buses run
for New Year's Eve

The city of Key West
plans to run its New Year's
Eve shuttle service both with-
in the citr and up to
Marathon. It gives celebrants
an alternate mode of trans-
portation so they don't have
to \orry about driving or.
parking in crowded Key
West.
Cost is $2 per passenger
per trip: no passes or reduced
fares are allowed, and only
cash will be accepted.
The shuttle runs begin at 6
p.m. Monday. at which point
regular public transportation
service will be suspended.
Shuttles will run throughout
Key West and Stock Island
and between Key West and


Marathon up U.S. 1.
Within Key West and
Stock Island buses will pick
up passengers on Roosevelt,
Flagler, Duck, Bertha, White,
Caroline, Palm, Southard,
Maloney, College and Cross;
wait at any stop or shelter
along those streets. Buses
will be clearly marked as
'New Years Eve" shuttles.
To catch a shuttle between
Key West and Marathon, wait
at any shelter or stop along
U.S. 1. Again, the buses will
be clearly marked as "New
Years Eve" shuttle. Due to
heavy traffic, pick-up and
drop-off times cannot be
guaranteed. The last shuttle
leaving the Bahama and
Fleming Street boarding
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Saturday, December 29,2007


South Florida dries up


Past year sees
water-use limits,
focus on 'Glades
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

The Florida Keys have
endured years of bad nearshore
water and too much stormwater,
but 2007 was the year of almost
no water.
An extended drought that
never really broke forced the
most restrictive water rules ever
imposed on Keys residents -
then got more restrictive in mid-
December.
"We are heading into unchart-
ed territory," said Carol Ann
Wehle, executive director of the
South Florida Water
Management District as the
agency enacted an emergency
order Dec. 13.
All of the 16-county district's
5 million residents, including
those in the Keys, will be
required to abide by a one-day-
a-week schedule for watering
lawns and landscaping begin-
ning Jan. 15. A short period of
daily watering by hand will be
allowed.
Rainfall was nearly 20 per-
cent below average over South
Florida in 2007 and 2006 was
worse.
Expecting a third straight
busy hurricane season, water
managers lowered the levels of
Lake Okeechobee early this
year. When few tropical storms
dampened South Florida, the
lake critical to South Florida's
water supply in July dropped to
its lowest level ever recorded.
A handful of civil citations
were issued in Monroe County
for violating water-use restric-
tions. Most involved automatic
sprinkling systems that were not
updated to the reduced watering
schedule.
"It has not been a headache"
to enforce, county Code
Enforcement Director Ronda
Norman said. "Just about every-
body has been very good about
it."
Lake Okeechobee also posted
new all-time lows for the months
of November and December.
The Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority. in 2007 moved for-
ward on plans to build a desali-
nation plant at its Florida City


wellfield to treat brackish from
the deep Floridan Aquifer. The
state has capped withdrawals
from the Biscayne Aquifer that
has supplied drinking water to
South Florida for generations.
Over the summer, the
Aqueduct Authority also
launched a program to help 300
Keys households with low-flush
toilets, which could save an esti-
mated 4.5 million gallons of
water annually.
"This is a great opportunity to
address one of the biggest water
wasters we have," an agency
spokeswoman said.

Rainfall was
nearly
20 percent
below
average over
South Florida
in 2007 -
and 2006 was
worse.

The Keys enjoyed a 2007
hurricane season described as
"fortunate" by Monroe County
Emergency Management
Director Irene Toner.
Hurricane season saw 14
tropical storms tracked, but that
was fewer than long-range fore-
casts predicted. While two of the
hurricanes reached Category 5 (a
rarity), none did significant dam-
age to the Keys or South Florida.
Hurricane season actually
benefited Key West, with early-
season storms causing several
cruise ships to use the Keys port
as an alternative to islands in the
hurricane track.
In September, the National
Marine Fisheries Service said it
would issue this coming January
a decision on whether to seek
critical-habitat designation for
the staghorn and elkhorn corals.
The branching corals were des-
ignated as "threatened" in 2006.
In November, federal offi-
cials acknowledged that the
Everglades restoration plan,
announced to great fanfare in
2000, has fallen sharply behind
schedule because promised fed-


eral money for an array of proj-
ects never materialized. Falling
real-estate sales and the subse-
quent money they would put into
state coffers also could choke off ', A A
state allocations for the
Everglades, state legislators said _-
in December.
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covers most of mainland --.
Monroe County, and improved
water flow was expected to help
restore Florida Bay.
Instead, blue-green algae
blooms covered parts of Florida
Bay for much of 2007. While not
a deadly toxin like red-tide
algae, the blue-green algae
clouds waters and may cause the
death of some bottom-dwelling ,
organisms.
Hundreds of Keys boaters
turned out at 2007 meetings on
the future of Florida Bay, after
an Everglades National Park
proposal suggested large tracts l AM
possibly could be declared a no-
motor zone.
"That's so drastic it's ridicu-
lous," said Ted D'Esposito, a
retired offshore captain.
Groups spearheaded by -
Islamorada-area anglers and
guides instead offered their own
plan, called Alternative E, to
protect the bay. Its measures
include some type of boating
permit for bay waters.
The park is expected to
release its preferred plan for
Florida Bay in early 2008.




Key West Symphony Orchestra's Opening Gala to Honor past president Frank Romano
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symphony musicians and Ihe Bubba System an event full of surprises and fun! One lucky guest iill walk
away with a 1.75 carat blue diamond compliments of and now on display at Little Switzerland at the Westin!


January, 2008 10'h Anniversary Gala
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6:30 pm 7:15 pm Reception, Courtyard by Little Switzerland
7:30 pm 9:00 pm Dinner in the Westin Ballroom
9:00 pm on Dancing with musit by The Bubba System
a', For reservations call the symphony office at 305-292-1774
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The first concert of our MASTER CONCERT SERIES will be presented January 11 and 12, 2008 with guest
performer Monica Abrego, soprano, singing Rodrigo: Cuatro Aladrrales Amnatorros and Villa Lobos'
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Keys News


Meet the new boss, as well as an old boss


Scholl takes over,
McPherson returns
to lead Key West
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Key West couldn't sit still this
year.
At the center of its many
improvements, setbacks and con-
stant changes was, of course, poli-
tics.
In a heated mayoral election,
Mayor Morgan McPherson was
returned to his two-year seat when
he defeated former Mayor Jimmy
Weekley in the Nov. 6 runoff elec-
tion by just 59 votes out of 7,103
cast. In the general election, it was
grocery owner Weekley who
received more votes, but Realtor
McPherson got out the vote for the
runoff, defeating Weekley for the
second time since 2005.
Business owner Barry Gibson
was elected to serve as District 4
city commissioner. For District 5,
it was a victory for Fair Insurance
Rates for Monroe President Teri
Johnston and in' District 2,
Commissioner Mark Rossi held his


seat for another four years.
In races that typically don't
attract much attention, the Utility
Board seats- were unusually con-
tested even historic.
The Group 1 race included for-
mer City Commissioner Harry
Bethel, Realtor Charles Lee and
former City Planner Ty Symroski,
who, like Weekley, received the
most votes in the general election
but didn't get a majority, forcing a
runoff. For second, it was a tie
between Bethel and Lee the first
such tie in Monroe County history.
It resulted in drawing a name
from a hat, and City Clerk Cheri
Smith pulled Lee's. That ended
Bethel's 16 years of service as an
elected official. Symroski then
defeated Lee by a wide margin in
the runoff.
In other city changes, City
Manager Julio Avael was replaced
by Jim Scholl over the summer
after a search committee rooted
through nearly 200 resumes and
the City Commission interviewed
six finalists. In the end, former
Naval Air Station Key West
Commanding Officer Scholl, a.k.a.
Dagwood, took the reins.


Housing redux
What seems like infinite sur-
veys, committees and resolutions
proves that 2007 community lead-
ers are obsessed with one goal in
particular preserving affordable
housing for working families:
The city Community
Housing Committee is pushing an
ordinance that would require every
Key West redevelopment project to
provide the equivalent of 30 per-
cent affordable units of whatever
market-rate units are built.
Habitat for Humanity is
moving forward on plans to build
18 units where the Suncrest
mobile-home park on Stock Island
is.
The Alliance of Community
Housing presented its plans of
"Saving 1,000 Families in 1,000
Days," a grandiose but noble
attempt to preserve housing and
push projects that promote afford-
able housing.
Those groups are closely fol-
lowing the state Department of
Community Affairs' determination
that 26 residents of the Saltponds
condominiums violated a settle-
ment requiring each condo owner
to live in his or her unit rather than
rent them out. DCA threatens to


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who refuse to comply; action is
pending.

Truman Waterfront
The Bahama Conch
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a commendable victory when vot-
ers approved its referendum Nov. 6
to allow the Land Trust to build
affordable housing, trade schools,
shops and art studios at the valu-
able waterfront. That project ear-
marked 6.6 acres of a 33-acre par-
cel the U.S. Navy gave the city in
2002.
What should be done with the
remaining acreage is mulled over
in workshops, but one plan is a
done deal: the Florida Keys
Assisted Living Care Coalition's
plan to construct a $50 million
assisted living facility with 40
assisted-care units and 95 inde-
pendent-living units on 5.3 acres.
That referendum passed on the
Oct. 2 ballot.
The waterfront boasts a soccer
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that could offer boat trips to Cuba,
he said.
In other Key West news from
2007:
Assistant City Manager John
Jones was charged with two misde-
meanor counts of falsely imper-
sonating a certificate holder in
April, which came at the heels of
McPherson's attempt to fire Avael
the month prior.
McPherson believed the state
Department of Business and
Professional Regulation would
find Avael guilty of coercing Jones
into signing certificates of occu-
pancy for the Rum Barrel bar and
trailers for the state Department of
Children and Family Services. His
coercion allegations never devel-
oped.
+ The City Commission
approved a $7.9 million waste
transfer facility on July 17, but
only after debating the original,
heftier price tag of $8.4 million.
The contractor is Douglas N.
Higgins.
+ Island residents who share
the distaste for more development
banded together to form what grew
into resounding opposition to a
proposal that would've allowed the
city to annex Wisteria Island to be
developed into a high-end commu-
nity like its neighbor, Sunset Key.
The ordinance to annex passed
its first City Commission reading
May 1.
Ocean Properties was set to
develop the 21.5-acre parcel, but
attorneys for the Bemstein family,
which owns the island, withdrew
its request for annexation in July.
As a result of the proposal, a
group of citizens called the
Wisteria Island Committee pushed
a successful referendum that
requires a majority resident vote
before any property is annexed into
the city or the city buys land.
A tattoo ban from 1964 was
lifted in August, when two parlors
opened on Duval Street, Paradise
Tattoo and Key West Ink.
The ban originated from poor
sanitation conditions in the past,
and it took a legal battle to legalize
the practice in city limits.
Key West said farewell to a
community leader this year.
Hilario "Charlie" Ramos Jr.
died April 29. He was-70. Ramos
grew up in Key West and became
the city's youngest commissioner
before winning a County
Commission post. He later beat
Bemie Papy in a political upset for
the.Florida House in 1963.


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Keys News


Saturday, December 29, 2007 15


Keys Community College changes course


New president
reaches out
for partnerships
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


Sure, change was expected.
But not many people antici-
pated an endless array of
transformations in store for
Florida Keys Community
College after Bill Seeker,
president of the school for 27
years, retired in July and
Pennsylvanian Jill
Landesberg-Boyle accepted
his post.
Since then, the Stock Island
campus has been a breeding
ground for new initiatives,
from offering four-year bache-
lor's degrees in management
programs through a partner-
ship with Hodges University
on Florida's West Coast to
kick-starting a marine-propul-
sion program to joining hands
with Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon for environmental
education.
Landesberg-Boyle was stu-
dent-affairs vice president at
the Pennsylvania College of
Technology before coming to
the Keys. She quickly discov-
ered that accepting the job
didn't come without its share
of challenges to a college
many felt had become dor-
mant.
With the help of a motivat-
ed administration, she was
able to provide a balanced
budget for the school year,
create a provost position and
help improve areas that need-
ed it most including what
had been a nursing program
considered among the elite but
in recent years had fallen on
controversy and turnover in its
leadership.
Between January and
December 2006, 17 of 33 stu-
dents who took the National
Council Licensure
Examination for Registered
Nurses failed just a 51.52
passing percentage. The
national average is 87.29 per-
cent.
Turmoil within the depart-
ment began with the job
reclassification of then-
Director Coleen Dooley in
spring 2005; she;subisequently
resigned. Her replacement,


Juli Daniels, also resigned.
That resignation took effect
last Dec. 31.
In February, Michael
Tomak, an assistant nursing
professor at Miami-Dade
College, was hired and
charged with pulling off a mir-
acle turning the program
around. Sure enough, the col-
lege scored a 95 percent pass-
ing rate on the same exam, and
Landesberg-Boyle helped
expand the program by adding


24 more available seats for
potential students for this
coming spring.
Another hurdle popped up
when the Florida legislature
cut $117,453 from the col-
lege's budget, part of an over-
all cut of $30 million from
community colleges across the
state. This meant some serious
belt-cinching.
But a little relief came
when Gov. Charlie Crist
acquiesced and signed a 5 per-
cent tuition hike in October, a
measure he previously vetoed.


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increasing enrollment.
As far as students having
more of a say in the school, an
organized Student Govern-
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reality for the ever-expanding
college in November with the
approval of the board of
trustees. Interim officers were
appointed and a student elec-
tion is set for April.
The dual enrollment pro-
gram was promised expansion,


the YMCA and similar pro-
grams are partnering with the
college to provide care for
children and jobs for students,
and staff is working full-time
to find funding and property to
construct dormitory housing,
preferably on campus.
This coming semester, stu-
dents will be able to choose
specialized associate's degrees
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16 Saturday, December 29,2007


Keys News


Sewers, a bridge, Delta keep residents' focus


Rats, a turtle
also highlight
Marathon in '07
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Sewer issues dominated the
headlines this year across
Monroe County, but nowhere
more than Marathon, as the City
Council grappled endlessly over
whether to move forward with
building an $82 million citywide
sewer system.
Fittingly, sewer issues started
to heat up with the weather in
Marathon, as the council in mid-
June voted, by 3-2 to move for-
ward constructing areas four
(Sombrero Beach Road/U.S. 1
corridor) and six (Coco Plum
Beach/U.S. 1 corridor) of the
project.
Staff figures at the time had
residents paying as much as
$12,800 to connect to the system
and many people felt the 40 per-
cent state contribution to the
project required in the city's
comprehensive plan would
never come.
When a resolution awarding
a $29 million contract to con-
struct areas four and six
appeared on the July 10 City
Council meeting agenda, resi-
dents came out in droves to
voice disapproval.


After a contentious meeting,
the council voted to continue the
resolution to a July 25 special
meeting. It felt the best move
was to await updated assessment
figures before awarding a con-
tract to do the work.
Once again, residents packed
a meeting to hear staff present
updated cost figures. This time,
though, there was much less ten-
sion
In the end, the council voted
Aug. 14 by a 3-2 margin to
award the contract to Globetec
and begin work on area four.
The council included a 180-day
window in the resolution to back
out of area six if sufficient state
and federal funding has not been
obtained. It also voted to con-
tribute 15 percent of the pro-
ject's cost through city infra-
structure funds.
With work on area four hav-
ing just begun, sewer assess-
ments yet to be made official
and state funding yet to be pro-
cured, the possibility exists for
sewers to dominate the head-
lines in Marathon next year as
well.

Gambian rats
If you go by the Chinese
Zodiac, the year of the rat came
one year early on Grassy Key.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has


been battling to eradicate the
Gambian giant pouch rat since
the beginning of the year. It-
began placing upward of 1,000
PVC-pipe bait stations on the
island in mid-January.
Gambian rats are an African
species that can grow up to 9
pounds and reportedly appeared
on Grassy Key sometime
between 1999 and 2001, when
they were released into the wild
by a resident breeding them to
sell to pet stores.
I In summer 2007, the stations
were baited with peanut butter
and cantaloupe oil before being
laced with a zinc phosphide tox-
icant.
Only one rat was reported
dead, but FWC exotic-species
coordinator Scott Hardin said at
the time he did not expect many
would turn up.
"I figured they'd take the bait
and go back and die in their bur-
rows," he said at the time. -
In September, the FWC did
yet another round of trapping.
Hardin said he was/ confident
there were a dozen or fewer rats
remaining.
Well, perhaps that was
because they all moved to Upper
Matecumbe Key, where a dead
Gambian rat was found in early
.November. Hardin said he was
convinced the animal had not
made it there on its own.
Nonetheless, Hardin said
workers would likely begin


placing hidden cameras and live
traps on Upper Matecumbe to
ensure no other rats are living on
the island.

Delta jilts Marathon
It turns out the steel-drum
musician, fire hoses, blowing
Conch shells and host of politi-
cal officials celebrating the
return of commercial airline
service to Florida Keys.
Marathon Airport was a waste of
time.
Just five months after its first
flight to Marathon via Atlanta
landed Feb. 15, Delta Airlines in
July discontinued Freedom
Airlines flights effective Sept. 3.
The airline cited runway defi-
ciencies "that make this service
economically unsustainable."
Many people worked hard
behind the scenes to see service
restored to Marathon, so to see
yet another commercial carrier
leave town was discouraging.
Airport officials have been
working toward securing some
type of carrier since Delta
announced its departure.

Bridge closes
Calling it a safety hazard and
calling for. its immediate clo-
sure, the Florida Department of
Transportation easily convinced
the city to halt all traffic even
pedestrian on the Boot Key
Bridge effective Dec. 3.
The aging bridge is in disre-


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pair and the estimated cost for
its repair has risen.exponentially
since August. Original figures
were in the $5 million range but
DOT has now pegged it at $8.7
million.
Meanwhile, city staff was
Scrambling to accommodate the
commercial fishermen and Key
Radio Group employees who
work on the island. It funded a
water-taxi service that was not
well received due to spotty serv-
ice. But Deputy City Manager
C.J. Geotis said the city's hands
were tied until it receives the
results of an appraisal of the
island's value.
DOT presented the council
with the option of simply
removing the draw portion of
the bridge at a cost of $800,000
or removing it completely for $2
million.
Keys Radio Group owner Joe
Nascone threatened to sue if the
bridge is permanently put out of
commission.

In other news...
+ The city finally awarded a
contract to construct affordable
housing on its 2.7-acre parcel on
104th Street.
The bid went to Old Town
Key West Development, headed
by longtime Keys resident Ed
Swift. Council preferred Swift's
ownership model to the
Biscayne Housing Group's
rental units.
Old Town will build two-bed-
room, 1.5-bath; two-bedroom,
two-bath; and three-bedroom,
two-bath homes rariging from
$206,000 to $289,000. They will
range in square footage from
940 to 1,275 and be deeded
affordable in perpetuity.
After initially recommend-
ing severing ties, the city even-
tually agreed to keep the Middle
Keys Community Land Trust
under contract at a discounted
rate.
A group of Turtle Hospital
and Dolphin Research Center
volunteers saved the life of an
enormous leatherback sea turtle
in early November, only to see it
die three days later.
The 500-plus pound endan-
gered animal, rare to Keys
waters, was attacked by sharks
just offshore and rescued by
Turtle Hospital workers and a
group of Chicago-native fisher-
men. ,s frqn left flipper was
gone an 'n right was severely
damaged.


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Keys News


Saturday, December 29, 2007 17


Village of Islamorada faces uncertain 2008


By KRISTEN BURNIE
kburnie@keysreporter.com

Over the past year, the
Islamorada Village Council has
spent countless hours and hun-
dreds of thousands of taxpayer
dollars searching for answers to
issues that will undoubtedly shape
Islamorada's future.
As the year comes to a close,
the majority of those answers
remain elusive, leaving
Islamorada cash strapped, without
a manager and with no plan for
funding a slew of incomplete or
faulty projects under way.

The sewer debate
With the 2010 state deadline
for advanced wastewater treat-
ment fast approaching,
Islamorada lacks a definite plan
for treating sewage. At issue is
whether to treat it locally or pipe it
to Key Largo, which is well under
way in wastewater treatment.
Islamorada has only one neigh-
borhood connected to an
advanced sewer system, in
Plantation Key Colony, but that
system has been plagued by back-
ups into people's homes.
In November, the Village
Council voted to proceed with
planning and designing sewer sys-
tems for two more neighborhoods,
on Plantation Key and part of
Lower Matecumbe Key, but didn't
shut the door on piping waste-
water to Key Largo.
"If Key Largo made us an offer
we couldn't refuse, that would
make sense,". Mayor Dave
Boemer said at the Nov. 8 meet-
ing, "but we don't have that offer
yet."
The likelihood that offer ever
will come is evermore in doubt.
On Dec. 18, the Island of Key
Largo Federation of Homeowner
Associations sent a letter to Key
Largo Wastewater Treatment
District Chairman Gary Bauman
asking him to "stop wasting time
and money," and "terminate" all
wastewater discussions with
Islamorada.
The council had spent two
years and more than $200,000 in
consulting fees deciding whether
to pipe the sewage to Key Largo
or build four more plants to treat it
on-island, despite repeated recom-
mendations from consultants and
Utilities Director Myles Milander
to keep it local.
Even with the decision to pro-
ceed with planning local systems,
the project remhairis t'a standstill.
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Fiscal fiasco
The council complied with a
state mandate to cut property taxes
and lowered its tax rate by about 7
percent in 2007, but in doing so
completely cut a $477,118 capital
reserve fund intended for emer-
gency spending.
Finance Director Alice
Filinovich cautioned the council
in June to set money aside for con-
struction projects instead of taking
out loans and paying through the
general fund. She also urged the
council to put money aside "for a
rainy day."
Instead, tax cuts intensified
Islamorada's already grim finan-
cial outlook, and as village offi-
cials watched their budgets drops,
they started getting creative.
In November, police chief
Capt. Don Fanelli of the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office temporar-
ily cut services from the county's
Marine Patrol unit in Islamorada
to save money on gas and mainte-
nance.
Fire Chief William Wagner
funded two emergency vehicles
from higher-than-expected reim-
bursements from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency,
but in December asked the council
to consider a new annual tax as an
emergency backup for funding the
fire department's budget.
"Remember, we have no
reserves.in the capital fund. We're
in really, really desperate condi-
tions here," Wagner said.
The council allowed Wagner to
seek legal permission to fund the
fire budget from an annual assess-
ment instead of a tax based on
property value, but it won't decide
whether to implement the tax until
later in the budget season.
In December, Parks and
Recreation Director John Sutter
presented a business plan for
Plantation Key Yacht Harbor,
which recommends charging $24
per linear vessel foot per month
for dockage. Sutter said the $13
increase is needed to pay back
$3.9 million in loans for renova-
tions under way at the marina.
In April the council told Sutter
the marina would have to sustain
itself and would not receive fund-
ing from the village, but in
December it rejected his plan, say-
ing it lacks details and flexibility.

The final Word
The new year will see the end


of a tumultuous relationship
between the council and Village
Manager Gary Word. But then
again, it looked that way at the
start of 2007, too.
At an Oct. 24 meeting, the
council voted 4-1 not to renew
Word's contract beyond Dec. 31,
but agreed to let him stay on until
he finds another job or the council
finds another manager.
Before the vote, council mem-
bers offered praise for Word's
skills, integrity and education, but
said they wanted someone with a
more enthusiastic management
style. But council members
wouldn't set a definitive date on
when he should step down.
Vice-Mayor Cathi Hill cast the
only no vote, saying Word's
employment should have a defi-
nite end date.
And a month later, the council
decided it agreed with her.
On Nov. 29 the council voted
3-2 in agreement with
Councilman Don Achenberg's
proposal to set a Jan. 31 end date
to Word's employment, whether
the village has a new manager or
not.
The fiasco wasn't the first time
the council had trouble making a


decision about Word.
Reckwerdt had asked Word to
resign last January, following
problems with the sewer system
on Plantation Key. Word submit-
ted a letter of resignation but a
month later, Reckwerdt rescinded
his request and the council asked
Word stay, citing improved job
performance.
Now the council hopes to have
a new manager in place by March,
to avoid a prolonged period in
which already overworked
Planning Director Ed Koconis has
to fulfill the duties of manager.

Housing, again
The council made a few small
gains in the area of affordable
housing, but likely negated any
real progress when it cut the num-
ber of building permits allotted for
affordable homes.
In September, the council
passed a watered-down version of
an ordinance requiring property
owners to build workforce hous-
ing, or pay a fee, if they expand
existing buildings or build new
market-rate construction.
The ordinance, known as
inclusionary zoning, was
approved with an amendment


requiring developers to meet only
30 percent of the workforce hous-
ing needs created by new con-
struction, cut from an original 70-
percent goal.
And in October, the council
approved a plan to lessen the
impact of administrative relief,
but dealt a blow to affordable
housing.
Administrative relief forces the
village to purchase land from
property owners who've waited
for building permits more than
four years. Dozens of property
owners are expected to be eligible
for administrative relief by 2009.
The new plan designates 22 of
Islamorada's 28 annual permit
allocations for market-rate hous-
ing and only six for affordable
housing. Previously, the alloca-
tions were split evenly 14 for
market rate and 14 for affordable.
Sixteen modular affordable
housing units were constructed
this year at Woods Comer, mile
marker 89.9 on Plantation Key,
but because the area's wastewater
treatment system is not yet ready
to receive additional hookups, an
anticipated January move-in date
will likely be delayed.


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18 Saturday, December 29,2007


Keys News


Noise over jet noise takes off


Military also
dealt with
other issues
By KYLE TEAL
and ALYSON CREAN
kteal@keynoter.com.

It was a year of sound and
fury as the Monroe County
Commission considered
adopting a new set of noise
and safety contours surround-
ing Naval Air Station Key
West.
The Navy released its
updated Air Installation
Compatible Use Zone, or-
AICUZ, maps in April, creat-
ing an uproar in the Stock
Island area.
Navy officials want the
county to adopt the -maps,
which define jet training areas,


as a growth management tool.
But residents within the con-
tours complain they don't
account for the level of noise
generated by the types of jets
training at the base.
The county is dragging its
feet accepting the new AICUZ
in part because county offi-
cials say it could leave the
county liable in land-takings
challenges if the broader con-
tours affect landowners' abili-
ty to use their land or sell it
due to potential buyers' trepi-
datiori.
On top of the controversial
county discussions was anoth-
er heated issue, a legal battle
with the Truman Annex Master
Property Owners Association.
The association says it
owns a parcel of land on Eaton
Street, and the Navy disagrees.


But the AICUZ and land-
ownership quarrels weren't the
only issues keeping personnel
busy, as a new trend of priva-
tizing on-and-off base services
swept Key West in a frenzy.
In September, the Naval
Facilities Engineering Com-
mand signed a 50-year 'con-
tract with Government
Military Housing to privatize
about 890 units at NAS Key
West -the largest military
privatization project imple-
mented in the country.
Key West's privatized
homes will be two- to four-
bedroom homes at Peary
Court, Sigsbee, Trumbo Point
and Truman Annex.
Housing wasn't the only
thing to go private. That same
month, NAS Key West became
the first base to privatize a
utility.
SIn September, the base and


Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority signed a $45.2 mil-
lion contract for the Aqueduct
Authority to oversee six Navy
potable-water systems in each
of its annexes.
While efficiency was on
military officials' minds, so
was homeland security.
Blimp pilots and represen-
tatives from Naval Air
Systems Command and U.S.
Coast Guard Maritime Domain
Awareness came to South
Florida in May to discuss the
feasibility of bringing a 178-
foot blimp to the Keys to
improve homeland security
along the islands' borders.
Movement on that project is
pending, base spokesman Jim
Brooks says, as adequate fund-
ing is an issue.
Cause for celebration didn't
let up for Keys branches in
2007.


The Navy finally finished a
6-mile dredging project in Key
West Harbor that stemmed
from 2005, and base Fire
Inspector Glenn Clark accept-
ed a certificate of recognition
for being runner-up as the
Navy's civilian firefighter of
the year for 2006. The award
was handed -over by NAS
Commanding Officer Capt.
J.R. Brown.
Clark also was honored as
the southeast region firefighter
of the year out of more than
32,000 federal firefighters.
The U.S. Coast Guard, with
roots dating back to Aug. 4,
1790, observed its 217th birth-
day as America's oldest, con-
tinuous sea-going service. In
the Keys, there are three Coast
Guard bases comprising Coast
Guard Sector Key West, in
Islamorada, Marathon and the
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Keys News


Saturday, December 29, 2007 19


Schools ride a learning curve


Pay supplements,
building closures
take precedence
By KRISTEN BURNIE
kburnie@keysreporter.com

The Monroe County School
Board spent much of 2007 scru-
tinizing a compensation system
that for years has been plagued
by allegations of nepotism and
what some see as bloated
bonuses for administrators.
In September, an independ-
ent audit of the system trans-
formed what had been a healthy
philosophical difference into a
highly charged political battle
between fiscally conservative
board members John Dick,
Steven Pribramsky and Duncan
Mathewson, and the School
District's administrators led by
Superintendent Randy
Acevedo.
The report from consultant
Management Advisory Group,
which cost the district
$140,000, recommended get-
ting rid of employee supple-
ments and rolling them into
salaries wherever possible, as
well as eliminating a longstand-
ing difference in health-insur-
ance costs between administra-
tors and other employees. It
also recommended no raises for
teachers, an idea immediately
rejected by the board.
Over the past four months,
Dick and Pribramsky led the
charge- against aspects of the
compensation system they see
as unfair, including $1.5 million
in supplements that will be paid
to district employees this year.
Dick said the district is in
line with other Florida school
districts in supplements for jobs
like coaching or leading after-
school activities but far exceeds
others in the amount paid in
supplements to administrators
and support personnel.
"To me, when you hire an
administrator, they do whatever
you ask them to do," he said in
November. "And we pay them
very well. I'm not sure if we
need to be paying them for
every extra little thing that they
do."
And the fact that the superij -
tendent's wife, Moniqur
Acevedo, earns the highest sup-,
plement in the .district -
$22,046 for 2006-07- adc d


some bite to accusations of
preferential treatment.
During a Dec. 11 discussion
on supplements, Mathewson
said the system "reeked of
favoritism and patronage."
But administrators rushed to
their defense, saying supple-
ments are earned for work done
outside their job descriptions,
and that they accepted a low-
cost insurance benefit in lieu of
a 3 percent raise given to teach-
ers several years ago.
At an Oct.
..l- 23 board
meeting,
SCoral Shores
High School
S Principal Ron
Martin said he
S sometimes
works 80 to
90 hours
PRIBRAMSKY
weekly and
challenged the board to "follow
us principals around for a week
to see what we do."
Gerald Adams Elementary
School Principal Frannie Herrin
blasted the board during a Nov.
13 discussion on insurance
costs.
"This is about being valued
as an employee," she said. "In
the past 20 years I have never
felt not valued as an employee,
until the last two School Board
meetings."
The board eventually voted
to let administrators already eli-
gible for the insurance benefit
keep it. The inequity will be
phased out through attrition.
Discussions on supplements
will continue in January.

The budget
During, a difficult budget
season, the board managed to
lower the property tax rate with-
out letting 1 th-hour state budg-
et cuts and an unexpected freeze
in a state-run investment fund
significantly impact programs.
School districts were exempt
from state-mandated property
tax cuts, but in a show of good-
will the board cut its 2007-08
tax rate by about a dime, and
still managed to raise about $5
million more this year than in
2006-07.
But state mandates for small-
er student-teacher ratios made
budget cuts unavoidable. '
Hardest hit was the technolo-
gy department, which proposed.


a budget of more than $5.6 mil-
lion. Less than $4.5 million of
that was approved.
Director of Instructional
Technology Ken. St. James said
the cut would lessen the number
of student computer worksta-
tions that could be refreshed
from about 2,700 to about
1,250. He said student worksta-
tions are in their fifth year, mak-
ing some of them too old to run
school software already in use.
Throughout the budgeting
process, the board emphasized
compensation as a top priority.
After drawn-out negotiations
with the United Teachers of
Monroe, it approved a 3 percent
raise for teachers and adminis-
trators, and the Monroe district
remained the top-paying district
in the state for entry-level
teachers, offering a starting
salary of $41,500.


financial catastrophe.

Facilities changes
Despite problems with state
funding, the School District
keeps chugging along with pre-
viously planned construction
projects.
Marathon High School and
Key Largo School opened the
doors to their new buildings in
August.
In 2008, officials expect to
complete the Marathon High
auditorium, begin renovations to
Horace O'Bryant Middle School
and continue planning the
rebuilding of Plantation Key
School.
But Key West schools will
likely see the most drastic
changes.
In December, a committee of
parents, educators and commu-
nity members asked the School
Board to develop a plan to reno-


State funding vate Sigsbee Elementary School
Strong financial planning as a kindergarten-through-
safeguarded Keys public eighth-grade facility and perma-
schools from financial catastro- nently close Glynn Archer
phe in October, when the Elementary.
Legislature approved $1.1 bil- The board could vote on the
lion in cuts from the state's $71 recommendation as early as
billion budget. Jana 15.
The district lost almost $1 Snags in the plan still need to
million in state funding as a be worked out, but the board
result of the cuts, a drop in the already has Attorney Richard
bucket compared to the Miami- Collins working on a public-
Dade and Broward districts, access agreement with the Navy
which lost $35.5 million and base adjacent to the Sigsbee
$26.5 million respectively, property, and officials from Key
Another budget blow was West are eyeing the historic
dealt in November, when a Glynn Archer building for their
state-run investment fund trust- new city hall.
ed by numerous school boards
and local governments froze its Pribramsky's chairman
assets after hundreds of local The board enters 2008 with
governments withdrew billions the youngest and one of the
of dollars after it was revealed newest members at its helm.
the fund invested in risky mort- In a show of solidarity during
gage ventures, an otherwise politically charged
The Monroe County School month, board members unani-
District has $27.9 million in the mously voted Pribramsky into
fund. While the board can the chairman's seat in
access some of that money with November, replacing Andy
restrictions, at least $4 million Griffiths.
remains frozen. Griffiths often played the
Finance Director Kathy role of mediator and peacemak-
Reitzel said the money accounts er, but if the last part of 2007
for only a fraction of what was was any indicator, the public can
to be used for school construc- expect a far more incendiary
tion. Projects could be slowed style of leadership from
but won't be stopped, she said, Pribramsky.
and school operations won't be He's already proposed imple-
affected. meeting a new whistleblower
In both situations, the fact policy and hiring an independ-
that Keys public schools garner ent ombudsman to investigate
90 percent of their funds locally complaints which will be up for
and only 10 percent from the.. discussion early in the new year.
state helped the district avoid .. .


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Key Largo
losing patience
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By DAVID GOODHUE
dgoodhue@keysreporter.com

Key Largo goes into the
new year ahead of the waste-
water pack
The big talk in 2007 sur-
rounding Key Largo's waste-
water taxing district has
almost entirely revolved
around a potential service
sharing agreement with the
village of Islamorada.
The proposal to pipe
Islamorada's sewage to Key
Largo rather than treat it local-
ly has its passionate support-
ers and detractors on both
sides, but it's important to
remember why the idea is an
option to begin with.
Key Largo is far ahead of
its neighbor to the south in
meeting the 2010 state
advanced wastewater treat-
ment deadline. One can argue
this is because Key Largo has


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a government body solely ded-
icated to wastewater, but
nonetheless, the district has a
treatment facility that can
potentially treat both areas'
wastewater that will be online
soon.
The treatment facility, set
to be complete by the end of
2008, will be able to treat up
to 2.3 million gallons of
wastewater per day.
As the plant nears comple-
tion, the sewer district's capi-
tal budget skyrocketed from
about $5 million in the 2006-
07 fiscal year, to $42.5 million
this budget year.
Of that, $14.5 million will
be spent on the plant, com-
pared to $960,000 the previ-
ous fiscal year and $325,000
the year before.
The increased budget is not
expected to mean higher
assessments, but rather will be
paid for by users of the grow-
ing system.
The facility is expected to
cost around $25 million when
all is said and done.


The issue of what to do
with Islamorada's wastewater
has been studied by both sides
of the issue for some time, and
each side has come up with
vastly different conclusions.
Myles Milander,
Islamorada's Public Works
director, said piping it all to
Key Largo would cost $172
million, while treating it both
in the village and Key Largo
would cost $165 million, and
treating it all locally would
cost $155 million.
Key Largo Wastewater
Treatment District General
Manager Chuck Fishburn
maintains piping the sewage
to Key Largo would save
Islamorada millions of dollars
in daily operational costs. He
also said in September that the
cost of building 30 miles of
pipeline to Key Largo could
come in as low as $5 million.
But as Islamorada contin-
ues to mull the pros and cons
of sharing Key Largo's sys-
tem, Key Largo officials are
showing ever-growing signs
of impatience and could soon
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Cops say dad stashed
cocaine in son's room

A 27-year-old Islamorada
man faces felony drug counts
after detectives .reportedly
found a huge amount of cocaine
in his 4-year-old son's bed-
room.
According to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office, detec-
tives from the Special
Investigations Division served a
warrant at 6 p.m. Thursday at 4
Avenue C in Key Largo, home
to Hal Pickering, 27.
They reportedly found a
pound of marijuana and 20
grams of cocaine in the master
bedroom, and an additional 70
grams of cocaine in a dresser
drawer in his son's bedroom.
That child and another live with
him, deputies say, but they
weren't home when the warrant
was served.
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When arrested, his wallet
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Aky obituary


lan Boswell
Ion Merit Boswell, 24. of Key
Lor.,., died Dec 2.
He .vos
b3rn in
I n In iona ,
came to the
." ke.,s o at age
S12 and
a t T e n e a
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SChristion
SSchool for
BOSWELL grades sr<
t h r c u g n
eight. He ploaed soccer and
booketboll for ICS. then went on
to Coral Shores High School
where he plo.ed football for
three years and from which he
graduated in 2002 in the Maarine
Science Program
He attended the Key Largo
Ba.ptist Ch;urch lJouth Group
vwoirked from oges 11 to 21 as a
more at Keys Diers in Key' Largo


and amended Valencia
Communirv College in Orlando
He worked for Comcost Cable
in Ocean Reer for more than a
year
He Icrved fishing boa:ting
and snorkeling and oecarne a
d 'e master.
He is survived ',b parent
Gar., and Marcia Bos.'ell of Ke,'
Largo, girlriend Heather Hoerert
of Key Largo grandpolrents
Cloude anrid Doroth', Bor:well ot
Tennessee: grandmother
Corenia Pitchford or Indiana.
grandparents Bill ondi Bonnie
Merritt of Indiano: great-grand-
mother Geralalne Ieeley and
uncle Maork Mernrit ot Key Largo.
A service is set for 2 p rn
today at the Ke. Largo Baptist
Church rt mile niiler 107
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Key Lorgic or the Cc.ral Snares
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Keys Business


Saturday, December 29, 2007
KEYNOTER


. ..; briefs


Donaldson receives
affiliate award

Mary Donaldson, assistant
\.ice president and sales man-
ager for Chicago Title of the
Florida Keys. recently
received the 2007 Affiiate of
the Year Award from the
Marathon and Lcower Keys
Association of Realtors, pre-
sented at the group's annual
banquet at the Marathon
Yacht Club.
The award is given to the
affiliate member in recogni-
tion of service to the real
estate mdustry throughout the
year.

Tax-Aide training
starts Jan. 14

AARP Tax-Aide, the
nation's largest free volun-
teer-run tax assistance and
preparation service, seeks
Keys volunteers to help with
computerized income-tax
preparation.
bVlunteers of all ages and
backgrounds are welcome:
you do not need to be an
AARP member or retiree to
volunteer Volunteers receive
free tax training, to be held in
Marathon begminmg Jan. 14,
and are reimbursed for quali-
fled expenses such as
mileage.
They help customers one
on one at ta\ sites throughout
the county from Feb. 1
through Apil 15.
For more information on
how\ to join. call Edie
Korotkin at 289-7255.
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.. : This is Sombrero
.' -." .? ,iResort in Marathon,
touted as the
SSombrero Cay
SClub when Cay
Clubs Resorts and
Marinas took over
its management. Its
Since handed back
S. operations to
Sunvest and
numerous lawsuits
.. "' claiming fraud are
pending from
Plaintiffs who say

P A "improvements were
,.. never made,
among other
things.


Cay Clubs takes a fall


Once thriving
the firm is nov
a shell of itself
By SAM NISSEN
snissen@keynoter.com

Cay Clubs Resor
Marinas began 2007 on tl
the community tongue.
It ends the year on al
one's short list of news
as the once-maligned b
quickly disappearing.
Some executives quit
formed new company
assume Cay Clubs' ol
Investment partners toc
control of much of the
ny's assets in the Key
everyone involved got si
The company does no
able to afford another hit
In mid-year, the ow


1 207 A LOOK BAK


I


V numerous Cay Clubs-managed
units, from the Sombrero. Cay
f' Club in Marathon to across the
state in Sarasota, sued, claiming
they were sold a bill of goods on
fraudulent claims of returns.
Some say Cay Clubs has
ts and stopped paying them what's
he tip of owed in rental deals and that Cay
Clubs simply refuses to return
most no phone calls.
makers, -A home owned by Barry
Randd is Graham, Cay Clubs' director of
sales, has entered foreclosure
Others proceedings. A last-ditch effort
lies to to reorganize a purchase of Key
d deals. West Bight-area properties and
)k back leases fell through as a lending
compa- partner backed out at the last
ys. And moment.
led. The outlook wasn't always so
t appear bleak.
Cay Clubs formed in the mid-
'ners of dle of 2004.


It rose on a booming real
estate market to become one of
the top land holders or managers
in the Keys, acquiring interests
in 14 hotels and marinas in
roughly two years, with more
than 2,800 units and 900 boat
slips. Along with athletic camps
it runs across Florida and other
properties in Las Vegas and
Colorado, Cay Clubs listed $108
million worth of real estate hold-
ings, according to regulatory fil-
ings. ,
At its peak, the company, its
salesmen and other outside sales-
men promised condo buyers lux-
urious travel accommodations,
staggering renovations and
unlimited growth potential.
Against the odds, the company
made millions as the real estate
market soured. Everyone,,except
a few naysayers, was happy.


See CAY CLUBS /24


Ups, downs for tourism in '07


Hotel changes


2007 A LOO BAC


alter industry, During tourist season this
S year, the average price per room
TDC chief stays shot up to nearly $250 per night.
Key West topped that mark two
By SAM NISSEN months in a row.
snissen@keynoter.com On paper, this was great news
an influx of cash in a down
The year that was 2007 was economy. And Keys hoteliers
good for some hoteliers. It could use the money; they were
brought the highest average forced to keep rates flat as
hotel rates up to historic heights, expenses rose from 2000 to
even when adjusted downward 2005. Many places have seen
.for nflaiion.., ,;,,.,;;,; great,returns on.modernizations..


But the reasons for and repercus-
sions of these high prices have
actually divided the tourism
community.
Larger hotels have often
taken two paths: Renovate or
convert to condominiums.
The historic Casa Marina in
Key West chose to renovate (see
below). The giant Key West
entryway hotel Beachside chose
to do both (also see below). The
troubled Sombrero Resort and

S..-. See TOURISM ./24..,


I--- ,-,-.


The entrance walkway at
Kingston's Clam Bar leads
guests past the Sugarloaf
Sport and Leisure. Club's
pool.

Kingston's

Clam Bar

Upper Sugarloaf Key
Kingston's Clam Bar
opened this tall at the
Sugarloaf Sport and Leisure
Club off Crane Boulevard on
Upper Sugarloaf Key.
Jeff Gagnon. Kingston's
owner, has operated a season-
al restaurant by the same
name for the past 10 years in
West Sa3ville, Long Island,
".% here the history is rich and
the seafood is taken serious-
ly."
Last February. Gagnon's
family and chef Michael
Wilson vacationed in the
Keys and fell in love with the
islands. When Gagnon
learned the Sugarloaf club
had a new owner who was
looking for someone to open
a restaurant, he recognized a
good opportunity.
Wilson will manage the
Sugarloaf kitchen until spring.
when he will train someone to
lake over after he returns to
the West Sayville location.
Appetizers include differ-
ent preparations of clams.
oysters, mussels and calamari
as well as chili and chicken
w\mgs at prices ranging from
$6.95 to $9.95.
Entees include 11 seafood
platters and eight seafood
pastas 1$12.95 to $23.95). as
well as other seafood and
meat options.
Kingston's is open I1:30
a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday
through Sunday at 19469 Mad
Bob Road. Call 745-2289.


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I BUS NESS SPOTLIGHT







24 Saturday, December 29,2007


Keys Business


Singh separates from Cay Clubs


CAY CLUBS / From 23

Except those naysayers have,
so far, proven correct.
Cay Clubs took on tremen-
dous debt with its appetite for
growth and an expectation of an
influx of money. A company
called Key Hospitality
Acquisition Corp., which had
targeted Cay Clubs for an invest-
ment of cash, instead decided to
dissolve.
By then, the investing process
had revealed more than $75 mil-


lion in loans that are due, well,
now at the end of 2007.
With expectations high, the
promised renovations never
began in earnest. The condo buy-
ers, many of whom bought prop-
erty solely for investment pur-
poses, found lawyers- and sued.
Mostly, they stuck to various
charges of investor fraud, which
Cay Clubs denied in whole.
Various cases are making their
way through court now (Cay
Clubs won an early legal battle,
separating complainants in a
Sombrero Cay Club lawsuit):.


With Cay Clubs disappearing,
the company's business partner
and investor, the Hallandale-
based Sunvest Communities,
assumed control of many proper-
ties. Key West-based The Singh
Co. wiped Cay Clubs' name off
joint projects. With that, Middle
and Upper Keys restaurants, just
recently switched over to Cay
Clubs, closed. At least one,
L'Attitudes in Marathon, has
reopened.
Sunvest has refused to return
dozens of phone calls for com-
ment.


Luxury Casa Marina gets a new look


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TOURISM / From 23

Marina formerly Sombrero
Cay Club in Marathon prom-
ised renovations, but only con-
verted so far.
These conversions looked to
take away almost all moderate-
priced lodging and change the
face of the Keys tourist.
The new tourist is wealthier,
stays longer, brings a family and
spends more but there are
fewer faces. This could be bad
news for restaurants and attrac-
tions in 2008.
But lodgers still feel the need
to improve their product, and
have been doing so in droves for


fear of losing the top-dollar
tourists.
In other lodging and tourism
news:
+ Two of Key West's largest
hotels reopened. The former
Holiday Inn Beachside at the tri-
angle of U.S. 1 and Roosevelt
Boulevard has been turned into a
129- top-tier condo resort, the
first step in the proposed Key
West Convention Center. And
the Casa Marina, Henry
Flagler's last railroad stop,
reopened, this time as a luxury
resort with some rooms pulling
in $1,100 each night.
The Monroe County
Tourist Development Council
also saw major changes this
year. The body that decides how
to spend taxes collected by hotel
revenue has an almost-entirely
new board. That new board near-


ly fired the council's director,
but business organizations from
across the county successfully
fought against it. However, his
position remains tenuous despite
what. is overwhelming support
Keyswide from lodging groups,
chambers of commerce and oth-
ers in the industry.
The, County Commission's
new appointments ruffled feath-
ers among those same organiza-
tions. Their leaders said the
board was being stacked to rub-
ber-stamp the pet projects of
some, such as the sinking of the
520-foot USS Vandenberg as an
artificial reef off Key West. The
TDC's five district advisory
boards all voted against a county
request for $2 million more in
funding for that project, and the
full TDC denied the money due
to the pressure brought to bear.


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CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
10045-55 Overseas Highway, 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


THAR SHE GOES: Renovation of the former Gary's Pub and
Billiards at U.S. I and 53rd Street in Marathon starts in
earnest this week. It's going to be a Divers Direct dive and
snorkel shop against the wishes of the owners of nearby
mom-and-pop shops who fear the corporate-owned store
could put them out of business.


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Keys Living


Saturday, December 29,2007
KEYNOTER


as briefs


Pair to present
to Save-A-Turtle


Another Un-arrrrrgg!-uably


weird year


Monroe County's Save-
A-Turtle. a nonprofit orgaru-
zation aimed at educating
people about sea turtles.
next meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan.
7 at the Turtle Hospital in
Marathon.
Guest speakers are Russ
and Marn Draper, who will
present a DVD showing a
nest hatching in Key West;
and Tom Luebke showing a
DVD of Turtle Hospital
owner Richie Moremt receiv-
ing the International Fund
for Animals' Welfare Award.

Spay, neuter clinic
set for Key Largo

The KeN Largo Animal
Shelter has its next free spay
and neuter clinic set for Jan.
9. To make an appointment,
call Marsha at 451-0088.

Two Relay teams
plan fundraisers

Two teams raising money
for the American Cancer
Society's Key West Relay
for Life event have fundrais-
ers planned:
The Dream Makers of
Historic Key West Inns team
is collecting empty ink car-
tridges and old cell phones
to raise money for the Relay.
Collection points are the -
Merlin Guesthouse, 811
Simonton St.: Keylime Inn.
725 Truman Ave.; Chelsea
House. 709 Truman; Alury
Court, 1031 Eaton St.; and
the Budget Key West. 1030
Eaton.
The Key West United
Methodist Church team
holds a potato bake lunch-
eon at the church. 600 Eaton
St.. at noon Jan. 6. It
includes baked potatoes with
all the fixings and dessert.
Suggested donation is $5;
takeout is available.
Reser ations are appreciat-
ed. Call 296-2392 or Fran
Carlisle at 292-2159.


Yup, if it's the Keys,
our reality is south
of everywhere
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

In most places, a candidate for
mayor suggesting the city should
dress its staff and maybe the
homeless as pirates to boost
tourism might come off as, well,
wacky.
But this is the Keys, where
weird is our everyday currency.
No, the most freakish thing
about pirate promoter Sloan
Bashinksy's 2007 mayoral cam-
paign pledge in Key West: He did-
n't win. After all, this was in the
city that happily elected scalawag
saloonkeeper Capt. Tony as mayor
in 1989.
Still, Bashinsky did get some
national exposure for his cam-
paign on Keith Olbermann's
MSNBC show "Countdown."
Let's just say it wasn't exactly
supportive exposure.
Oh, and Bashinsky took excep-
tion to the. Keynoter's spelling of
"arrrrrgg" and sought a correction.
We declined.
The year 2007 went out in


Keys style with a bit of nautical
naughty at the Boot Key Harbor
Lighted Boat Parade in Marathon.
As one boat passed the review-
ing stand Dec. 8, spectators saw a
woman who seemed to be wearing
very little at all standing at the
bow. She then performed what a
witness described as a "pole
dance."
The 24-year-old woman was
wearing a body stocking, said the
owner of the vessel, aptly named
Neptune's Love Palace. However,
upon further review from the
coconut telegraph, the general
consensus is that she was, in fact,
buck nekked. Whichever it was,
some onlookers were appalled.
Others applauded.
Animals often figure in odd-
ball Keys events, and 2007 was an
especially banner year.
Two Keys cases were among
prime exhibits when state wildlife
officials voted this year to tighten
rules on importing and breeding
some species.
Government officials this sum-
mer declared war on the Gambian
pouch rat; trying to eradicate a
colony that established itself on
Grassy Key. The imported
rodents, prolific breeders, can
grow to weigh a fearsome 9


Photo courtesy KEY WEST AIRPORT SECURITY
.This is the result of a fuel-truck driver at Key West International
Airport falling asleep at the wheel en route to fill up a small
commuter plane; The slogan o6 the side of the truck 'Happy
Flying!' didn't ring true in thiscosq -.


Photo courtesy FLORIDA PARK SERVICE
Then-state park biologist Jim Duquesnel holds a Burmese
python that was discovered by wood-rat researchers Joanne
Potts and Clay DeGayner on North Key Largo. The snake was
killed for research purposes. The wood rat was already dead,
eaten by the python.


pounds: Gambian rats bred for
captivity reportedly escaped
when a storm destroyed their
cages.
While Gambian rats in the
Keys are considered bad, the Key
Largo wood rat is a native species
considered good.
In April, researchers tracking a
wood rat fitted with an electronic
device followed the signal
through the North Key Largo
hammocks right to the stomach
of a Burmese python sunning
itself.
"There's a good chance we
never would have found him" if
the snake were not emitting a
radio signal from the devoured
wood rat, a state exotic-species
expert said.
The python more than 7 feet
long reportedly was the first
discovered in the Keys, although
the ionnative snakes are a known


nuisance in the Everglades.
In June, an attempt to save a
newborn dolphin calf included a
bizarre incident. Marine Mammal
Conservancy members reported to
the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office that they found a plastic
bag containing a severed goat's
head in the calf's bayside pen on
Key Largo.
The rescue effort drew national
attention because after the mother,
a rehabilitating dolphin named
Castaway, was discovered to be
deaf, the calf's pen was wired
with speakers to play dolphin
sounds. The calf, named Wilson,
died; no connection to the goat's
head was apparent.
One of the strangest vehicle
accidents of the year took place
not on U.S. 1 but a taxiway at Key
West International Airport in


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'This whole thing is just too crazy'


WEIRD / From 25

August.
The driver of a fuel truck
dozed off while he was driving
toward a 1996 Beechcraft com-
muter airplane. A police report
noted, "As the pilot [the only per-
son aboard] watched, the truck
slowly approached the plane, then
ran into it, hitting the propeller,
the engine and the plane itself."
The plane was grounded for
repairs. The fuel-truck driver was
given a ticket for careless driving.
As usual, crime reports from
the Keys in 2007 contain many
accounts of curious capers.
A former Lower Keys resident,
John Peffer, was arrested in
February after authorities investi-
gated a rash of unusual funerals.
One of the services reportedly
saw the body transported to the
cemetery in Peffer's personal
vehicle, a white SUV, rather than a
hearse. Then instead of the priest
requested by the family, a woman
tentatively identified as Peffer's
girlfriend delivered the eulogy.
After being laid off from a
local funeral home, Peffer report-
edly arranged at least four burials
or cremations on his own. State
authorities said he was entirely
unlicensed, holding only what
amounts to a learner's permit to
become an embalmer. Even that
permit was expired.
"This whole thing is just too


crazy for words," said a family
member of one of the deceased.
Other crime reports:
+ A Homestead man who
commuted to the Upper Keys was
charged in January with entertain-
ing himself by using a paintball
gun to shoot at people and stores
along U.S. 1 on the trip. Six inci-
dents were reported over three
months before the arrest.
+ A Stock Island woman
flagged down a deputy to com-
plain that she made a $100 sale to
a customer, but he tricked her by
giving her a crumpled $1 bill. The
merchandise: Crack cocaine.
Michelle Long was charged with


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Bashinsky was
convinced his
campaign to
dress up Key
West city staff
and the city's
homeless
population as
pirates would
get him
elected. All he
had to say
upon the
election
results was
'arrrrrgg.'
possession.
+ A woman was arrested in
April on a charge of attempting to
smuggle cigarettes, considered
contraband, to an inmate at the
Stock Island Detention Center.
Shanetta Oliphant's felony arrest
interrupted her job training she
was enrolled as a trainee to
become a jail corrections officer.
Glen. Springer, 51, a British
citizen living in Key Largo, was
arrested in July, some months
after getting married in a
Homestead church. He was mar-
ried in the same church in 2003.
And he apparently was still legal-
ly married to the 2003 wife when
he married again three years later.
Springer "thought since he left
without consummating his first
marriage, that was enough to dis-
the Sheriff's Office. It was not. He
was charged with bigamy.
+ A 22-year-old woman work-
ing.as first mate on a sailboat was
arrested in September on charges
that she seduced a passenger. The
passenger was .a Boy Scout, age
15, on a trip from Florida Sea
Base on Lower Matecumbe.
One of the country's most
widely publicized crime stories of
2007 astronaut Lisa Nowak
charged with attacking a romantic
rival for the affections of a fellow
astronaut in Orlando after Nowak
drove nearly nonstop from
Houston (possibly while wearing
adult diapers) oddly seemed to
have no Keys link.
That is, until an investigation
showed that in 2005, Nowak and
then-paramour William Oefelein
capped a training session at the
Kennedy Space Center with a
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Reef Relief auction
raises over $46,000

This year's Reef Relief online
holiday auction, which closed
Dec. 15, raised more than $46,000
for the Key West-based group's
efforts to protect coral reefs,
Executive Director DeeVon
Quirolo says. There were 446
items available for bidding and
1,234 bids were placed by people
from all over the Uhited States.


Designer Tierney
talks garden rooms
Landscape designer Patrick
Tiemney will present a free
evening workshop, "Creating
Garden Rooms: Living and
Entertaining Spaces in Your
Garden," from 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at
the West Martello Tower in Key
West as part of the Key West
Garden Club's 2008 horticulture
education series.


Tiemey, 'whose tropical land-
scaping has been featured on
Home and Garden Television and
in books and magazines, is known
for his private and public gardens,
including the Key West Library
Palm Garden.
The workshop will feature
step-by-step how to's and photos,
and be followed by a social where
Tiemey will give answers to indi-
vidual questions.
Reservations are requested.
Call Kim Gordon at 745-3003.


JUST MARRIED: Ben Daughtry and Nicole Cremata wed
Nov. 3 as a surprise to their friends and family.at their
engagement party at Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon.
The groom, son of Kathy Wilkins of West Palm Beach,
graduated from Marathon High School and Florida State
University. He's a partner with Dynasty Marine Associates, a
supplier of Caribbean fish. The bride, daughter of Ernie
Cremata of Floral City, graduated from Citrus High School,
FSU and Nova Southeastern University. She's an optometrist
in Key West. The couple lives in Marathon.


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HELPING OTHERS: New Life Assembly of God's recent
Church in the.Park event at the Marathon Community Park
collected $1,444 for Keys Area Interdenominational
Resources, a Marathon group that provides for the less
needy. Here, sharing the holidays, are (from left) Jim
Baughman, Pastor Keith LaFountain and Jo Baughman.


Keys briefs


New Mac system
is demonstrated


Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon for December 2007 & January 2008

City Council Members City Manager
Pete Worthington, Mayor Michael H. Puto
Chris Bull, Vice Mayor City Attorneys
Michael Cinque, Councilmember Stearns Weaver Miller
Marilyn Tempest, Councilmember Weissler Alhadeff
Don Vasil, Councilmember CITY OF MARATHON & Sitterson, PA

Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meeting listed.


SUBJECT:
City Offices Closed
Housing Task Force Meeting
Near Shore Waters Committee Mtg.
Beautification Advisory Board
Workshop
City Council Meeting
Beautification Advisory Board
Meeting
City Council Special Call Meeting-
Wastewater
Code Board Meeting
Parks & Recreation Committee Mtg.
Beautification Advisory Board
Workshop


DATE: TIME:
12/31/07 & 01/01/08
01/03/08 11:00am
01/03/08 6:00pm
01/08/08 4:00pm

01/08/08 5:30pm
01/09/08 1:30pm

01/09/08 6:00pm


01/09/08
01/10/08
01/15/08


6:30pm
6:00pm
4:00pm


LOCATION:

City Hall Conference Room, 9805 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon Public Library, 3251 Overseas Hwy.
Edward Jones Investments, 10065 Overseas Hwy.

Marathon Fire Station No. 14, 8900 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon FDOT Center, 3100 Overseas Hwy.

Marathon Gov. Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Hwy.

Sheriff's Hangar, 10100 Overseas Hwy., 2nd Floor
Marathon Public Library, 3251 Overseas Hwy.
Edward Jones Investments, 10065 Overseas Hwy.


To view the full City of Marathon calendar please visit: www.ci.marathon.fl.us
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter con-
sidered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City
of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or
assistance, please notify Diane Clavier at City Hall (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advnie. i 12/27/07
Published Keynoter 12/29/07


The Upper Keys Mac User
Group hosts Tom Mulhall of
Macintosh Systems Solutions
(the Apple store in Key West) at
7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Key Largo
library in Trade Winds Plaza.
He'll show off Apple's new
operating system, called
Leopard, and will demonstrate
his Top 10 favorite features.
He'll be available to answer
questions. Call 451-4601 for
more information.

Winners announced
in Boot Key parade

The organizers of the Dec. 8
Boot Key Harbor Lighted Boat
Parade have announced their
winners.
SThey are overall winner,
Plan B, Barry Randolph; second
overall, Spirit, Sandy Carey;
third overall, Southern Cross,
Tiffin Pickering; best over 30
feet, Starfish, Carolyn
Gautreaux; best under 30 feet,
Mississippi River Rat, George
Richter; and best sailboat,
Sahalee, Kate and Billy
Kerrigan.
Fourteen boats participated.
Proceeds went to the Disabled
American Veterans in Marathon
and- the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary.


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Speaker Kelly
visits St. Peter

St.-Peter Catholic Church on
Big Pine Key is hosting motiva-
tional speaker Matthew Kelly, a
New York Times bestselling
author, Jan. 18 to 20 at 7 p.m.
each night.
His topic is "Becoming the
Best Version of Yourself." He'll
discuss God's dream to become
the best we can and the role our
relationships and faith play in
the quest to discover lasting
happiness. Each night, he will
present a different talk.
Questions? Call 872-2537.

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
wounded 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
For more information contact
Parks at 743-7766.

Foster-parent
training scheduled

Foster parents are a unique
group of people. Some are mar-
ried, some have partners, some
are single, some have their own
children and some have children
who are grown and independent.
They come from diverse back-
grounds, lifestyles and income
levels.
But they have one thing in
common: Foster parents want to
provide a safe, temporary home
for children while they are sepa-
rated from their families
More foster homes are need-
ed throughout Monroe County
so Wesley House Family
Services is offering a foster-par-
ent training class starting in
January.
The 10-week course will be
offered starting Jan. 14 from 6 to
9 p.m. in the Upper Keys at the
Wesley House Tavemier Office,
175 Wrenn St. Call Noreen


Dawson to register at 853-3515
or send an e-mail to
Noreen.dawson@ wesleyhouse
.org.

Master Chef Classic
returns to Key West

Due to a lack of participating
restaurants and chiefs in the
Middle Keys, the 14th annual
Middle Keys Master Chef 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
Ross at 294-9526 between 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through
Thursday.


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SANTA'S CRUSING: The latest Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club show in Key West got
rained out, but it didn't dampen the spirit of giving. The club collected more than $400
worth of toys to donate to the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. Club leader Dick
Moody and his 1932 Ford Roadster substituted for Santa's sleigh. It was no surprise to see
the large number of toy cars and trucks among the gifts.


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KIDS FLICKS: Founders Park
screens a mini film fest. See story,
Page 32.

CAY, SHIRAZ, SYRAH: Whatever
will be, will be with these
grapes. See column, Page 34.

WATERCOLOR TIME: Several Keys
artists resume classes. See story,
Page 40.






32 Saturday, December 29,2007


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ArtBeat ...... 35
Movie Times .... 35
Crossword ..... 42


Pnolo courtesy
SCHOONER WHARF LOUNGE
The Times Square ball that
drops in New York City to
ring in the new year has
nothing on this lovely
wench, who descends
from a mast on the tall
ship Liberty Clipper. See
story, Page 54.


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Kids' film fest screens in village


Series runs
from Thursday
until Jan, 21
Some of the top children's
films from around the world
will be shown over seven
evenings at the TIB Bank
Amphitheater in Islamorada's
Founders Park starting
Thursday and running until Jan.
21.
"The Best of the New York
Children's International Film
Festival" features movies for
children from age 3 through
older teens. Each film is rated
for the appropriate age.
"This is a rare chance for
parents to show their children
that there's more to kids'
movies than Disney and Pixar,"
said David Feder, president of
Islamorada Community Enter-
tainment, organizer of the pro-


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gramming. "These are brilliant
films funny, sad, engaging,
and thought- provoking for kids
of all ages, and parents too. It's
a complete change from the pre-
dictable Hollywood formula for
children's movies."
The films include animation,
live action, and experimental
formats. The storylines include
ducks and penguins that play
soccer; an orphaned math prodi-
gy hiding out in a department
store; a schoolgirl turned into a
cat princess; a dog with a cat
"inside;" a solar-powered tricy-
cle; and an awkward puppy try-
ing to be a guide dog for the
blind.
"The film festival is perfect-
ly timed for both parents and
children who will be looking for
something new and exciting to
do on the last few days of the
holiday vacation," Feder said.


"With start times of 6 and 7
p.m. and most films lasting less
than 90 minutes, the movies are
convenient for parents and chil-
dren."
Tickets are $5 per person per
film. Those who make
advanced purchases can get a
book of five tickets, good for
any film, for $20. Tickets can be
purchased at the door.
Founders Park is at mile
marker 87 bayside. Those
attending are encouraged to
bring blankets and a box dinner.
In case of inclement weather,
films will be shown at the Coral
Shores High School Performing
Arts Center in Tavernier.
Following is the schedule:
+ 7 p.m. Thursday: "Help!
I'm a Fish." Animated undersea
adventure of three kids who
drink a potion that transforms
them into sea creatures. For
kids ages 4 to 10.
+ 7 p.m. Jan. 4: "Ugly
Duckling and Me." A scheming
rat, under attack from a giant
chicken, adopts an unhatched
egg and becomes unlikely par-
ent in this funny, fast-paced ani-
mated feature. For kids ages 4
to-10.
+ 7 p.m. Jan. 7:
"Hammerboy." Animated futur-
istic and comic tale of a young
boy, a princess, a solar-powered
tricycle and a treasure of gold
and crystal. For kids ages 6 to


8 p.m. Jan. 11: "Grave
Decision." A live-action dark
comedy about an 11-year old
boy bullied by his brother into
believing he was responsible for
the death of his mother. For
ages 14 to adult.
7 p.m. Jan. 18: "Lepel."
An orphaned math prodigy
hides out in a department store
and finds unusual friends and
adventures in this live-action
story. For kids ages 7 to 14.
6 p.m. Jan. 19: Various
shorts ducks and penguins
play soccer; a ballet-dancing
horse; sheep highjack a
farmer's bathtub; dog with a cat
"inside"; and eight more. For
kids ages 3 to 8.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: Various
shorts a surrealistic stop-
motion self portrait; earth-
quake!; blundering puppy wants
to be a guide dog for the blind;
a heartwarming tale of the
supernatural, and four more.
For kids ages 8 to 14.
+ 7 p.m. Jan. 21: "The Cat
Returns." A quiet suburban
schoolgirl-saves the life of a cat
only to discover the cat is really
a prince. His father, the king, is
determined to reward the girl by
making her a cat princess
whether she likes it or not. It
features the voices of Anne
Hathaway, Tim Curry and Elliot
SGould. For all ages.


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THE SECOND ARTIST STAYED HOME
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for Art Under the Oaks in the Florida Keys)
THE THIRD ARTIST HAD ROAST BEEF
(and would not eat anything else until he tasted all the
specialty foods at Art Under the Oaks in the Florida Keys)
THE FOURTH ARTIST HAD NONE
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'Donated by the Artists

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Spaces/booths still available
for artists; application
and payment must be
received by Jan. 12th 2008.
Download application:
www.artundertheoaks.com or call
305-855-0651 or 305-664-5574

school.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, December 29,2007


Brinkman dolls up the Harrison Gallery


Sloan also
showing as
2007 closes
The Harrison Gallery at 825
White St., Key West, rings out
the old year with angel-bride
dolls by Paula Brinkman,
along with Kevin Sloan paint-
ings.
Brinkman's spirit dolls have
visited the Harrison Gallery pre-
viously and now have their own
Web site (www.spirit
dollsbypaula.com). The twig
skeletons are amply upholstered
in expressive fabrics from denim
to kimono silks; and adorned
with feathers, buttons, shells,
Spanish moss and other orna-
ments. The 10-inch-tall totems
have tapped into a spirit under-
ground.
More than 400 have found
homes, many as gifts for what
the artist describes as "triumphs
and transitions."
"Earlier Spirit Dolls had their
eyes closed," the artist writes on
her Web site. "This suggested
they were dreaming. After
exhibiting my life-size doll in
Key West, I began painting new
faces with eyes open, perhaps
symbolizing greater awareness
and observation."
A select framed collection of
the figures representing women
who have battled cancer was
exhibited last fall at the Praxair
Cancer Center at the Danbury
(Conn.) Hospital under the title
"Joy of Survival."


ASloan's
paintings
at the
gallery fall
into a cate-
w gory he
describes
-as "magic
realism."
e SNatural-
istic repre-
sentation
combines
Judi Bradford with out-
of-synch
scale in somber images of ani-
mals as large as trees featured
with fruit or conch shells in
oddly compelling visual narra-
tives.

Final walk
The Studios of Key West
celebrated the last Walk on
White of 2007 with food catered
by Blue Heaven and blues gui-
tar by Steve Green. The Studios
offered gift certificates.for their
upcoming workshops as an
option for creative generosity.
The Studios' sculpture gar-
den, which recently showed the
imaginative horses by Anja
Marais, spotlighted Lois
Giffen's intriguing sculptures.
It also displayed the remark-
able set designs this column
exclaimed about last season in
reviewing the Red Barn
Theatre's 2007 "Five Course
Love." Rick Worth was the cre-
ator. The scenes were available
for purchase through a silent
auction that runs through Jan. 2.
Proceeds support the Red Barn.


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All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
* Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (R): 1:15,4:00,7:00 and 9:40 p.m.
* 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 945 p.m.
* I Am Legend (PG-13): 1:25,4:30, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m.

TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 2959493
* Juno (PG-13): (Fri.-Sat.) 2:00,4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 p.m.
(Sun.-Thurs.) 10:00 p.m.
* No Country for Old Men (R): (Fri.-Sat.) 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 and 9:45
p.m. (Sun.-Thurs.) 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
* Ira and Abby (R): (Fri.-Sat.) 2:15,4:15,6:15 p.m. (Sun.-Thurs.)
6:15 p.m.
'* Romance and Cigarettes (R): (Fri.-Sat.) 8:15 and 10:15 p.m.
(Sun.-Thurs.) 4:15 p.m.

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
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* National Treasure (PG): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.:
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.

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and Saturday 9:45 p.m.
* 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.


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Shiraz, syrah same grape, different names


California
blends showing
their worth
The Shiraz and syrah you see
ona tore shelves are made from
the same grape (also known as
varietal) that grew popular and
famous in France's Rhone
Valley.
In Australia and South Africa,
the grape is called shiraz. In
California and France, syrah is


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the more
popular
name. Of
course,
there are
lots of
exceptions
but is does-
n't matter
- shiraz is
syrah and
vice versa.
Unfort-
unately,
the choice


of nomenclature gives us no
indication of what's in the bottle.
It's the producer and vineyard
location that determines taste
and quality.
Classic Northern Rhone
wines like Hermitage, Comas
and Cote-Rotie are made almost
exclusively with syrah. Southern
Rhone wines like Chateauneuf-
du-Pape, Gigondas and Cotes du
Rhone use syrah as a blending
grape.
In Australia, shiraz, which
accounts for more than half the


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red-wine grapes grown in the
country, can be turned into an
elegant wine that can be aged for
15 to 20 years (e.g., Henschke
Hill of Grace Eden Valley 2002
at $550 a bottle). But more often
it is the basis of wines built for
mass consumption.
South Africa has come on
strong in the syrah market the
past 10 years the grape is now
the country's top varietal.
Generally, Australian shiraz
tends toward the ripe and
jammy. South African syrah
tends toward the complex and
elegant, emulating the better
Rhone wines.
California syrah (or shiraz)
resembles, well, everything. The
wines have been on a quality
upswing the past few years, the
2003 and 2004 vintages con-
tributing dozens of wines to
California's "high end." And
there are wines that-resemble
Australia's ripe, jammy
approach and others that are
leaner and more elegant a la the
French.
Top California producers
include Colgin, Albin, Four
Vines, Bailey, Zepaltas and
Olson Ogden. These wines are
pricey most cost more than
$50 a bottle.
There are some more afford-
able bottles on local stores'
shelves.
The Ravenswood Shiraz
Eastern Australia Vintners Blend
2004 (about $14) is made from
McLaren Vale and Barossa
Valley, Australian grapes. The
wine is medium bodied, a tiny
bit sweet and gives off flavors of
blackberry, raspberry and blue-
berry. The finish is slightly
herbal and spicy. The wine is
great with strong-flavored
grilled meats and chicken.
Camelot Shiraz 2003 (about


In brief


'Cups of Tea'
up for discussion

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


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$9) won a bronze medal in its
class at the 2006 San Diego
International Wine Competition.
The wine has firm tannins with a
hint of black cherry-like flavor.
It's a good match for grilled
game, sausages and strong
cheeses.
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's
Reserve Syrah 2005 (about $12)
is the best value in lower-priced
syrah. Resembling the wines of
the Barossa Valley; the K-J is
full-bodied, intense and jammy
with flavors of black currant,
blackberry and blueberry. The
wine has a smooth, mouth-fill-
ing texture and lingers pleasant-
ly on the palate. Made from
California-grown syrah (92 per-
cent), carignane (2 percent) and
petite sirah (1 percent), the wine
has won half a dozen gold
medals in its class.
The Bonterra Syrah
Mendocino County 2003, at
$20, is a bit overpriced for the
quality, though it goes well with
food.
Francis Coppola Diamond
Collection 2004 Syrah-Shiraz
(about $17) is deeply flavored
with black currant, wild berries,
plum and a slight hint of black
pepper. I found it richer and less
jammy than the K-J; more
French than Australian in style.
Columbia Winery (not
Columbia Crest) Syrah
Columbia Valley 2004 (about
$18) is probably the best of the
group. Winemaker David Lake
pioneered syrah in Washington
and produces a very jammy,
mouth-filling wine with flavors
of black and red raspberry
accompanied by a mild sweet-
ness and spiciness. The wine is a
good candidate for a two to three
years of bottle aging and goes
particularly well with blackened
or hand-rubbed grilling meats.


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Education Chairwoman Cynthia Stong (left) presents a
$500 check to Carrollyn Cox, Marathon Band Boosters
president, at the recent Middle Keys Winter Band Concert.
The Concert Association promotes music in the
community through ticket donations, scholarships and
outreach programs at schools. Information about the
group and concert schedules can be found at
www.marathonconcerts.com.


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Only the islands
can ring in '08
in such a fashion
From beachside fireworks to
wacky takeoffs on the traditional
ball drop in New York's Times
Square, the Florida Keys offer
visitors a wealth of ways to wel-
come 2008.
And because winter in the
subtropical island chain means
balmy breezes rather than bliz-
zards, revelers can leave over-
coats and boots behind as they
head out to celebrate dressed in
shirtsleeves, shorts and sandals.
Pretty much every watering
hole from Key Largo through to
Key West will have something
super going, but following are
the bigger events to ring in the
new year:
A water's-edge fireworks
display is to ring in the New Year
in the Upper Keys. Key Largo's
bang-up community celebration
is to feature fireworks over
Blackwater Sound at midnight
Monday.
The display can be viewed
from local bars and restaurants
including Sundowners Restau-
rant, Senor Frijoles, Cactus
Jacks. Gus' Grille at the lMarriott
Key Largo Ba) Beach Resort
and the Caribbean Club lounge,
all from mile markers 103 to 104.
For information, call 451-4502.
T.J. Haves' latest throw-
down is his 2008 Ne\\ Year's
E\e Ttki Bar Bash at Holida'.
Isle Resort, mile marker 84. This
is an evening with e ert thing
from a laser light show to flame
throwers to stilt walkers A hot
hors d'oeuvres butter \\ill be
served from 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Local favorite The Regs \\ ll
jam out on the main stage. VIPs
can head upstairs to the Quarter
Deck. \which \ ill be transformed
into a champagne room \ith a


South Beach club vibe. A DJ will
spin club hits and there will be a
special champagne menu avail-
able.
And don't be surprised to see
many different versions of Elvis
in the building for the Best Elvis
contest at 11 p.m. Top prize is
$500. And of course, there's a
Hottest Babe Contest, with the
winner also getting $500.
Admission is $30.per person
and includes the buffet, a
Smirnoff Citron Cosmopolitan
and a midnight champagne toast;
after 11, it's $15 and includes the
champagne toast only.
Three celebrations in Key
West, all slated for Monday night
are to be staged as very different
- though equally lighthearted
- takeoffs on the Times Square
"gala.
On Duval Street, thousands
are expected to ring in 2008 by
watching a gigantic man-made
conch shell descend from the
skies to the roof of Sloppy Joe's
Bar, 201 Duval St. Spectators
can expect special effects, pre-
midnight antics by a rooftop


host, confetti and streamers.
A few blocks away at the
Bourbon Street Pub/New
Orleans House complex (724
Duval .St.), renowned female
impersonator Sushi is slated to
take the celebration's center
stage. Just before midnight, a
dazzlingly gowned and coiffed
Sushi, riding in a glittering
super-sized red high heel, is to be
lowered from the balcony just
like it's done in Times Square in
New York (though New York
doesn't lower a drag queen).
In Key West's Historic
Seaport, New Year's Eve revelry
combines with a salute to the
island city's colorful seafaring
heritage. Just before midnight, a
pirate wench is to begin her
descent from the top of the mast
of the historic tall ship Liberty
Clipper, completing it as the
clock strikes and 2008 officially
begins.
For more information, call
296-2388, Ext. 121, regarding
Sloppy Joe's conch shell drop;
293-9800 regarding the high-
heel drop; and 292-3302 regard-
ing the descent of the pirate
wench.


eys briefs


Bologna, Taylor
star in 'Leave Me...'

"If Ever You Lea\e Me ... I'm
Gong With You!," a comedic cel-
ebration of the partnership of
Oscar-nonunated and Ernmni in--
nine husband and %% ife actors Joe
Bologna and Renee Tal or. high-
lights their courtship. TV' \ eddmin
and professional collaboranons.
including Broad\\a) hits and
films.
It plays at s Toda\ and Sunda\.
and 7:30 p.m. Nlondaj. at the
Tennessee Williams Theatre on
Stock Island. Cost is $35 to $75.
Call 295-7670 or go to
www.keystix.com.


Galleries combine
for '08 art show

More than 25 amsts from the
Bougainvillaea House Galery of
Marathon and Artists in Paradise
GallerN of Big Pine Ke\ are
sho\ ing in the sixth annual
Winter Art Sho\ at the Marathon
Communimr Theatre. mile marker
49.5 ocean. from Jan. 10 to Feb.

The shoo, "The Essence of
Art." coincides with the theater's
producnon ot "The Smell of the
Kill." A meet-the-arusts day\ is
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 11.
T\kenr\ percent of all an sales go
to the theater.


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was honored by director Stephen Whitfield for proficiency
on the tenor sax at last week's school band concert.
Bands performing at Stanley Switlik Elementary School
were that school's fifth- and sixth-grades bands and the
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Doerfel Family
returns Sunday

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

New art guild forms
in the Middle Keys

The new ona Art Guild at St.
Columba Episcopal Church in
Marathon has opportunities for
artists to work in a different
venue.
Rev. Debra Maconaughey has
offered-artists the opportunity to
use space at the church's lona
Hall (named after lona, a small
island off the coast of Scotland,
where St. Columba was born).
The designated space to show
the guild's work is ample,
uncluttered and well lit with
gallery lighting. While no is rent
required, there will be one sitting
day a month required during the
winter months. A wide range of
media will be represented.
The lona Art Guild's first art
show is Jan. 26. The next meet-
ing of Iona Art Guild members is
at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 in lona Hall. The
church is at 451 52nd St., mile
marker 49.5.
Interested artists should con-
tact Sandy Saylor at
Ssddraigl@yahoo.com, 743-2430
..or 731-5411 by Jan. 5.


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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 by the
instructor upon registration.
E-mail inquiries to
spereira@kwahs.org or call 295-
6616, Ext. 27, to speak to Suzanne
Pereira.

Hawk conducting
collage presentation
The Artists in Paradise Gallery
on Big Pine Key will showcase
award-winning artist Connie
Hauk from Tuesday through Jan.
15.
The watercolor artist's works
will be in the gallery window at
the Winn-Dixie Plaza, and will
also conduct a' program,
"Developing Your Sense of
Design Through Collage," at the
first meeting of the year for the
Lower Keys Artists Network.
The session is at 7 p.m. Jan. 7
at the gallery. Refreshments will
be served; bring a chair. For fur-
ther information call Dale at 872-
9404 or the gallery at 872-1828.

Pianist Troy
plays St. Paul's
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
.Key West is presenting David
Troy Francis, a native of
Memphis known as a steadfast
champion and performer of con-
temporary American music, at 4


p.m. Jan. 6.
He is a classical concert pianist
and recording artist as well as a
composer, arranger and accompa-
nist. He wrote the music for the
musical "Bark," currently running
at the Red Barn Theater in Key
West and soon to be playing in
New York City.


Francis was the recording
pianist for the film "Pursuit of
Happyness" starring Will Smith.
He recently completed the piano
score for the new film "Elegy"
starring Ben Kingsley.
St. Paul's is at Eaton and
Duval streets. Suggested donation
is $10 per adult.


NOVARA OPENING: This watercolor, 'The Way We Were,' is
among the latest works Giovanni Novara is showing at
Gallery 007, 7007 Shrimp Road, Stock Island. He worked as
a journalist in Italy for many years. When he moved to Key
West two years ago, he made a radical shift to the life of a
visual artist. He teaches art at the Montessori school and
Florida Keys Community College. An opening reception
for the show is from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5.


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LA Times crossword puzzle
-"New Year's Re-Solutions" By Andy E. Sawyer
Solution in the January 2nd Issue of the Keynoter


Across
1 TV show with five
spin-offs
-9 School lab subjects
16 Burdon of the
Animals
2 0 Like some facial tissue
IT Former company
name of the Pilot
manufacturer
22 Nobelist Walesa
23 Incompetent lead-
ers' domains?
25 "Oh, of course"
26 Cube maker Rubik
27 Chinese weight
28 Jazzy Jones
30 Stamp finish?
31 ER arrival -
32 Shorthand for the
contrite?
37 Woody
Woodpecker's
creator
39 Strain
40 Prefix with skeleton
41 Anchor position
42 Buttocks muscles-
43 Fast-paced
46 Knife originally
called Eversharp
49 Cross words
50 Islamic royal family
member
53 It absorbed data
from Funk and
Wagnalls, among
others
55 Port west of Paris
57 Nouveau
60 Spun
61 Actor Gulager
64 Judge played by
Stallone
65 Model kit items
67 Soft diet
68 Levels in the ring?
69 Parlor trick?
70 Military forte?


72 Author Bagnold et
al.
74 Before now
75 Half a tuba sound
77 1844 Verdi opera
78 Tiny Yokum's brother
79 Unsettle
80 Opinion column site
82 Dashes
83 Available men,
maybe
'84 Instep crossers
87 After "put," obvi-
ously outclassed.
89 Boris contemporary
91 Chelmsford's county
93 British wheels
97 Old 2600 and 5200
game systems
99 Walk heavily
103 Humanities degs.
104 In the manner of
105 Hardly nurses
106 Get rid of an old
golf set?
109 Alien who played a
toolman
110 Mom and pop
111 Goat with recurved
horns
113 Region
114 "Woe !"
115 Digital readouts,
briefly
117 Complaints to the
chef?.
123 Angler's needs,
maybe
124 Rowena's lover
125 TV bride of October
1996
126 English writer Elinor
127 Shower units -
128 Caulking materials
Down
1 Bourbon and others
2 Like some underwear
3 She bested Steffi in


the 1994 U.S. Open
4 Move, in brokerese
5 Pro
6 Turning meas.
7 One of Santa's team
8 Honshu city
9 Most liable
10 "Symphony of a
Thousand" composer
11 Acapulco approval
12 HRE part: Abbr.
13 Threw tomatoes,
verbally
14 from the doctor
15 Spanish muralist
16 Certain Ivy Leaguer
17 Feel put out during
travel preparations?
18 Arizona product
19 Cracker with a hole
in the middle
24 avis
29 The whole enchilada
32 Place to store pic-
ture puzzles?
33 Go on and on about
34 The ponderosa pine
Is its st, tree
35 Smoke, for short
36 Bee's charge?
38 Archduke
Ferdinand's land:
Abbr.
42 Tropical fruit
44 Some teachers'
degs.
45 Last word before a
duel?
47 Miami-to-Orlando
dir.
48 Aiming aid
51 Family member
52 Pact
54 Forest growth that
keeps coming back?
55 Actress Sonia
56 Used towels and
such at the spa?
58 Big name in anima-


tion
59 "Hooked on Swing"
bandleader Larry
62 Mine bonanzas
63 20th-cen. superpower
64 Key with two sharps:
Abbr.
66 Domingo
70 Ostrichlike birds
71- Bette's "Divine"
nickname
73 Sun or Rocket,
briefly
76 After, to Antoine
81 Stat for infielders
83 Black Mass idol
85 Puppeteer Tony
86 Faction
88 Bindle bearer
89' Unprocessed orders
90 High-minded
92 CCV V
94 Source of inside
info?
95 Food
96 "The Ten
Commandments" role
98 1996. rammar best-
seller Woe "
100 Daniel Webster, for
one
101 Blends
102 Boardwalk attach-
ment
106 "Superman" actor
107 American in Paris,
perhaps
108 Track borders
112 Panama border?
114 On Ventura Blvd.,
say
116 Checking acct.
datum
118 Chemist's suffix
119 'nuff!"
120 Fair-hiring letters
121 Through
122 Communication
syst.


Watercolorists


share their talents


Classes set

for Marathon
to Key West

With the winter comes the
return of more arts than you can
shake a paint brush at. And for
watercolor enthusiasts, there are
plenty of chances to get some
instruction.
Marathon artist Ann Lynch
is offering a watercolor class
teaching all levels of students for
10 weeks each Wednesday, with
morning or afternoon sessions.
She's been painting the local col-
ors for 23 years.
Cost of the course is $200. Call
743-7513 or 731-8683, or go to
www.annlynchart.com.
Connie Hauk of Big Pine
Key is teaching intermediate
watercolor classes beginning Jan.
8 and running through February.
Hauk has taught private watercol-
or classes the past 30 years in
Nebraska, Colorado and Florida.
She exhibits at the Key West Art
Center and Big Pine's Artists in
Paradise Gallery.
For more information call 395-
0364 or 872-2774.
Watercolorist Karen
Beauprie of Key West is offering
classes Monday mornings begin-
ning Jan. 7 and going through the
end of May in the garden of the
White Street Deli.
Cost is $15 per class. Send an
e-mail to karen@beausart
studio.com or call (847) 687-


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Keys watercolorist Julie Joyce-
Rehbock is offering a six-week
class for all levels of artists.
They'll be in- Marathon on
Thursday, with morning and
afternoon times available.
Call 743-2806 or send an e-
mail to juliejoyce2@yahoo .com
for more information.


Keys briefs


Holiday tour
takes place today

Old Island Days are officially
launched this weekend with the
Holiday House and Garden Tour
in Key West.
The tour includes five private
homes decorated for the season
with sparkling lights, poinsettias,
holiday trees and flickering can-
dles. The homes feature artful
renovations, creative decor, beau-
tiful gardens and wonderful art
collections.
The tour is 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Tickets can be.purchased for $25
per person at Key West's Oldest
House & Gardens 322 Duval St.;
Gay and Lesbian Community
Center, 513 Truman Ave.; Fast
Buck Freddie's, 500 Duval St.; or
at the featured homes during tour
hours.
For further information, go to
www.oirf.org or call 294-9501.


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, December 29,2007
KEYNOTER


Kays briefs


Marathon starts
youth hoops league

The Marathon Parks and
Recreation Department is
starting a youth basketball
league open to boys and girls
ages 6 to 13.
Registration is from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the
Marathon Community Park
pa, ilion. Cost per child is
$40. Any questions, or if
interested in being a volun-
teer coach or referee, call
743-6598.

Lacrosse club
has team openings

A boys lacrosse-club team
in Key Largo still has open-
ings for middle-school-age
players. The Key Largo
Tomados play in a regional
circuit for players in grades
six to eight. Contact Mark
Hall at 853-9826 for informa-
tion.

Up to a challenge
on your bicycle?

The Mariners Hospital
Relay for Life team is biking
for a cause with its Benefit
Bike Challenge and Parry
Feb. 17.
The challenge, which rais-
es money for the Amencan
Cancer Society, starts at 8
a.m. and offers three routes.
The Indian Ke\ Fill 3-
mile route is designed for
families with young children.
The 13-mile Anne's Beach
route is for intermediate-level
bikers. The Channel 5
Challenge is an arduous 18-
mile route for devoted bicy-
clists.
The minimum pledge for
each rider is $30 for adults
and $15 for children younger
than 12. Individuals or leanms
are invited to participate.
Following the bike rides.
there will be a party at
Islamorada Founders Park
beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information, call
Deena Brito at 434-1.212.-
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S. Sergio Howard
steamrolls the
: Hurricanes of

a 49-7 rout of th4"
Upper Keys
squad. The
Dolphins were
R. 'the Keys'
unofficial
football
champs, having
also beat Key
West, 25-14, in
V the season
opener. In that
.. game, Howard
ran back the
... opening kickoff-t-
for a
touchdown.
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kby KEVIN WADLOW



Some find success...


Dolphin Valerdi runs,
football crushes,
softball soars
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

New Marathon High School cross-country
coach Amy Urban may have given the under-
statement of the year when she said she
intended to turn around a program that in the
past had mainly a club mentality.
"It hasn't been a strong program and that's
w hat we're trying to do this year, make it
more competitive than it has been in the past,"
Urban said in August.
By November, both the boys and girls
teams earned berths in the regional tourna-
ment the first time either squad had
accomplished that in school history.
Led by seventh-grade star Naomi Valerdi,
the Dolphins advanced to the state tourna-
ment after a third-place finish at the regional.
When the season began, Urban said she had
no idea Valerdi possessed the type of talent
she does.


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/46


Conch softball
hits a home run,
soccer kicks big
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


When the year in athletics is reflected
upon at Key West High School, softball and
soccer will stand out as the sports that
shined the brightest.
The Conch softball team won its first
District 16-4A title by defeating Monsignor
Pace, 6-1, before a big home crowd on an
April night.
The team, suddenly the talk of the town,
then lost in a state-playoff regional game to
Archbishop McCarthy, 5-1, before an over-
flow gathering of Conch fans.
The Conchs finished 16-13 under new
coach David Gootee, who succeeded in
bringing an "exciting atmosphere" to the
program.
Excitement also surrounded the boys and
girls soccer teams in January:
The boys, sparked by Brooks Saunders

See KEY WEST /43


For Canes, ICS,
soccer seasons
end in OT thrillers
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


If it involved Upper Keys prep soccer in
2007, things probably ended with an overtime
thriller.
Two soccer teams from Island Christian
and one from Coral Shores ended their seasons
in 2007 with an overtime loss in the district
tournaments.
Girls teams from Coral Shores and Island
-Christian had freakishly similar 2006-07 sea-
sons. Both ended at 11-5, and both were
knocked out by the same score in the fourth_
overtime tiebreaker of their respective district-
tournament semifinal games.
Coral Shores' girls were closed out in the
second overtime shootout, after two scoreless
overtime periods and one shootout tie, against
Archbishop Carroll in the District 16-3A semi-
finals. Carroll prevailed, 2-1.


See UPPER KEYS / 44


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Keys briefs

SMOOTH SAILING: A sailing Guard auxiliary
club team based at Coral hosts two courses
Shores High School scored
a seventh-place finish at the
second South Point Regatta Auxiliary of Key West Guard
at Holland Park in Fort Auxiliary of Key West has
.Lauderdale. The local team planned boating-safety courses to
ring in the new year.
includes (from left) Carly A one-day charting and GPS
Seyfried, Kyle Sikora, Jackie class is offered Jan. 12 at the
Creasman, Shanna American Legion on 'Stock
-- Morehouse, lan Holizworth Island. Fee is $65. Contact Elsie
and Alex Capogna. The Metcalf 745-8355.
4X :,crew based at the Upper Then there's a boating skills
Keys Sailing Club next and seamanship course that starts
competes Jan. 19 in a Jan. 21 and runs for three Monday
Miami regatta hosted by and Thursday nights. Cost is $55
Ransom Everglades. fee. Sign-ups take place at
Venture Out on Cudjoe Key from
Photo by KRISTY MQREHOUSE-BEDELL 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Call Don
Kittsmiller at 744-0043.






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KEY WEST / From 41

and Seve Llama, defeated
Jensen Beach in a Region 4-4A
semifinal game that ended in a
wild celebration at Tommy
Roberts Memorial Stadium.
Coach Jason Clifford's
Conchs then lost to Merritt
Island in the regional final to
finish 18-6-6 and just miss
reaching the Final Four.
Scott Paul's Key West girls
soccer team, led by Zoe Vincent
and Victoria Commander, won
the district title and also defeat-
ed powerful Gulliver Prep. The
16-10 season ended with a 1-0
loss to Cardinal Gibbons in a
regional game at the "Back
Yard" field.
The rest of 2007 Conch ath-
letics, team by team:
Baseball: Belen Jesuit
again defeated coach Miguel
Menendez's team in the District


16-4A semifinals. The Conchs,
led by senior pitcher Daniel
Foltz, senior catcher Louie Pazo
and sophomore second baseman
Frankie Ratcliff, were 17-9 but
didn't make the state playoffs
for the second consecutive year.
Football: Robert James'
team had its playoff hopes
dashed by a 21-0 loss to Belen
Jesuit. The Conchs, who opened
the season by losing at
Marathon, finished 5-5. The
future, though, could be
brighter, given a strong JV team
that was 5-1.
But it will be under a new
coach because earlier this
month, James decided to call it a
career on the sidelines after four
years and a 19-18 record.
Boys basketball: The '06-
07 Conchs, under coach Paul
Davis, suffered their second
consecutive 17-loss season, then
lost guard Phillip Spottswood,
who transferred to Gainesville.


But this winter's team, ener-
gized by freshman point guard
Keith Valdez, has shown prom-
ise.
Girls basketball; The
.2006-07 team was 3-17 and lost
one game 70-3. But things
turned around this fall under
new coach Glenn Hayes, and the
Conchs opened with four con-
secutive victories.
Swimming: Senior Luke
Knight, holder of seven school
records, went to the state meet
for the second consecutive year
and then signed with the
University of Nevada-Las
Vegas. Twenty-two of coach
Lori Bosco's swimmers
advanced to the regional meet.
Cross-country: Sophomore
Zach Harden became the second
fastest runner in school history
at the regional .meet in Fort
Lauderdale. The boys team,
under new coach Terence White,
finished eighth in the district


meet. The girls, under new
coach Debra Bertolini and paced.
by senior Tyler Buckheim, fin-
ished seventh.
Golf: Without a senior, the
team finished 10-10 in the regu-
lar season, then finished in last
place in the district meet. Junior
Blake Oropeza, one of the best
players in the county, will be
among the returnees next year
for coach Nora Laubenstein.
Volleyball: Under enthusi-
astic first-year coach Jessy
Hulme, the team waited until the
district tournament to get its
first victory. A loss to
Monsignor Pace the next night
made the final record, including
two forfeits, 3-19, but Hulme
promised there would be "no
more losing mentality."
Tennis: Paul Findlay's
girls double team of Hannah
Findlay and Gabby Scammacca
lost to Gulliver Prep in the finals
of the district tournament. The


girls and boys team both defeat- -
ed Marathon twice, but the
annual Conch Cup was canceled
because of rain.
Track: Pole vaulter Hunter
Potalivo vaulted a school-record
15 feet, 6 inches as he defeated
16 competitors at the state meet
in Winter Park in April. The--
Conchs, coached by David
Perkins, won seven medals at
that meet.
Wrestling: Ralph Major
finished fifth in the 189-pound
division at February's state tour-
nament in Lakeland. Devin
Genchi was 1-2. Coach John
Moeller's team won three tour-
naments and finished second at
the district meet.

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Baseball Canes reach tourney, ICS hoops on the rise


UPPER KEYS /From 41

The good news for coach Clint
Arsenault is that virtually his
entire starting unit came back for
the current season. Coral Shores
went into holiday break looking
- good at 7-3-1 and has its eyes on a
spot in the state regional playoffs.
One day before the Coral
Shores. girls were being turned
away last winter, Island
Christian's soccer Lady Eagles
were in the exactly the same spot.
The Eagles lost, 2-1, in the sec-
ond shootout, following two over-
time periods and one shootout tie,
to rival Princeton Christian.
Island Christian plays boys
soccer as a fall sport, and ended as
District 8 runner-up after a suc-
cessful 9-5-1 season. Four of the
" losses were to Princeton Christian,
which topped ICS in double over-
time in the district championship
game in November. "We definite-


ly saved our best game for last,"
Eagle coach Robert Lucas said.
The Hurricane boys soccer
team played a break-even 8-8 sea-
son in 2006-07 but returned all its
key players for the current season.
With only a few games to go
before the 2008 district tourna-
ment in late January, Coral Shores
was 9-3 overall. Wins included the
first-ever victory over Gulliver
Prep in at least a dozen years.
The Canes closed December
2007 owning first place in the
District 16-3A regular-season
standings, with just one district
game-remaining. Mike Loguercio
has tied the regular-season scoring
record with 23 goals, and appears
certain to break it before things
are done.
Coral Shores' baseball
Hurricanes reached the state Class
3A regional tournament before
falling to LaSalle. The Canes went
19-9 and finished as District 16-
3A runner-up with an extra-inning


win, 3-2, over Archbishop Carroll
in the district semifinal. Stephen
Fowler drove in Alex Nobregas
(who reached on a dropped third
strike) to beat Carroll. Most of the
Cane lineup will return this
spring.
Island Christian's baseball
Eagles went 8-8 in the regular sea-
son and reached the District 16-A
semifinals with a starting lineup
that included two freshmen and an
eighth-grader. The returning vet-
erans this spring will include the
four Izaguirre brothers Matt,
Aaron, Phillip and Jordan who
accounted for six of the eight
Eagle hits in the last game.

3 titles for Mazur
Coral Shores' James Mazur
closed out his sterling wrestling
career with his third district
weight-class championship in four
varsity seasons, and his first trip to
the state Class A meet. He ended
the season last spring with a 41-4
record at 130 pounds. Junior Jason
Soares (25-5) earned a ticket to
the state meet with a strong run-
ner-up finish at 135 pounds at the
regional tournament.
Coral Shores changed mat
coaches this winter for the first


time in decades after longtime
coach Andy Mazur stepped down.
Mark Terrill now leads the team.

Other sports
+ The Coral Shores football
Hurricanes went 2-7 in the regular
season, 3-7 overall, as the improv-
ing squad managed to stay com-
petitive in most of its contests.
Seven seniors leave the team but
the stout defense could return
nearly intact for 2008.
The-Hurricane girls basket-
ball team battled its way back to
respectability with a solid 11-7
record for 2006-07. Sydney
Stroup, one of the best all-around
female athletes ever at Coral
Shores, scored 20 points in her
hoop finale. The Lady Canes went
2-1 against county foes, beating
Marathon High School for the
first time in years and splitting
with Key West.
+ Island Christian's boys bas-
ketball team has already won
more games in the 2007-08 season
(3-1 at break) than it won in all of
2006-07 (2-7). The Eagles set
about rebuilding last season under
new coach Dean Allman and laid
the groundwork for the current
campaign, led by veterans Nathan
p


Overfield and Aaron Izaguirre.
+ Coral Shores' boys basket-
ball Canes also figure to improve
notably from last season's 5-15
final record. "As the year ended,
we were closing the gap on all
these teams that beat us pretty
badly in the early season," head
coach Andy Thiery said. Coral
Shores already had three wins
going into this week's two games
before the break. Veterans Chris
Noble, Stephen Fowler and
Randell Jackman are leading the
squad.
+ Coral Shores' boys and girls
runners qualified as teams for the
state regional meet for the first
time this fall. Senior standout
Tyler Boban, who had three
straight dual-meet wins season,
qualified to run in the state Class
2A meet.
+ Under new head coach
Mark Hill, the Hurricane swim
team qualified 17 girls and boys
for regional competition, an all-
time high for the aquatic program.
Meghan Miller reached the state
meet as a diver.
The Coral Shores volleyball
team finished 12-13 after a loss to
Ransom in the District 16-3A
Tournament.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, January 14, 2008 the
Monroe County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a Public
Hearing at the Growth Management Annex, 88770 Overseas Highway,
Plantation Key, Monroe County, Florida, approximate MM 88.8,
beginning at 3:00 PM, to consider the items listed below. The HPC is
a government agency with authority to review and recommend to the
Director of Planning on properties located within the Tavemier
Historic District, all historically designated properties within Monroe
County, and potential properties requesting to receive historic designa-
tion by Monroe County. Further, pursuant to Section 286.0105 Florida
Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such
hearing or meeting, that person will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; such record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the
Board of County Commissioners' Resolution #131-1992, if a person
decides to appeal any decision of the Historic Preservation
Commission he or she shall provide a transcript of the hearing before
the Historic Preservation Commission, prepared by a court reporter at
the appellant's expense, which transcript shall be filed as a part of the
on appeal within the time provided in Section 9.5-521(f), the Monroe
County Code, amended.
ADA Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance at the Historic
Preservation Commission Hearing due to a disability should contact the
Historic Preservationist at 292-6718 by 5:00 PM on January 11, 2008.
NEW ITEMS:
1. MARY L. LANDGEN TRUSTEE is proposing an addition.
The subject property is located at 181 Lowe Street and is
legally described as AMD-PLAT OF TAVERNIER BCH PB1-
201 KEY LARGO LOT 1 BK 4 & LOT 1 BK 4 TAVERNIER
BEACH PB 1-32 DOCKET 9-119-A'2' Tavemier Beach Amd.,
Tavemier, Monroe County, Florida having Real Estate
Number: 00566330.000000 approximate Mile Marker 91.5.
2. KEVIN AND RANEE BECHERT are proposing a roof
replacement. The subject property is located at 140 Tavern
Drive and is legally described as TAVERNIER #2 PB2-8 KEY
LARGO LOT 28 BLK A & PT DISCLAIMED ALLEY RES
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who is not a registered voter by this date will not be eligible to vote
on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.

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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, December 29,2007


Lady Fins get


needed break


Hoops squad
plays tough
against Berean
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The Marathon High School
girls basketball team dropped
two games last weekend at a
winter tournament hosted by
Key West High School.
That left the team at 1-9
heading into the holiday break
and time to sit back and analyze
things until it next plays at 5
p.m. Jan. 11 at Westwood
Christian School.
Dolphins assistant coach
Josh Mothner said the team is
struggling with the loss of sev-
eral veterans players, but said
the tournament experience was
one that will benefit what has
become a very young squad.
Marathon lost Dec. 21 to
Class 4A Boynton Beach High
School, 70-5, in its tournament
opener. Mothner said the team
was tall, fast, strong and well
coached.
"They were very strong and
athletic, much more experi-
enced, and beat us soundly,"
Mothner said. "We have some
players who are good but we're
very inexperienced in big
games. Regardless of the score,


it was good experience and
bodes well for our future."
SThe Dolphins lost last
Saturday to Berean Christian
School, 56-21, in a game the
team actually led after one
quarter. Junior Latrice Jackson
scored nine of her 12 points in
the first quarter.
The Dolphins trailed by only
five at halftime, 22-17, but
Mothner said the team lost its
legs in the second half.
"We were just out of gas; we
didn't have the stamina to keep
running," he said. "They
became more aggressive in the
second half and caused a lot of
turnovers."
The Dolphins dressed only
eight players for that game
compared to 11 the previous
night.
"I think we could have beat
this team if we had more expe-
rience or had more subs to
rotate in," Mothner said.
Mother said junior Vanessa
Sardina played the entire game
Saturday and rebounded strong-
ly. He also praised Key West for
hosting a quality tournament.
"Key West were great hosts;
it was nice to see them. We're
usually good rivals but we were
kind of rooting for each other,
so the Keys teams were sticking
together," he said.


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MONROE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT

REGULATIONS


THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will consider the following ,
resolutions to take effect within unincorporated Monroe County. A PUBLIC HEARING will take place .,-i '..
on January 16, 2008 at 3:00 P.M at the at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., i \ -
Key West, Monroe County,. Florida to review and receive public comment for the following items: '

1. 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 ASA 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.

2.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.

3.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 95-
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.

SECOND OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE MONROE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS SECTION 9.5-511 AND
FLORIDA STATUTES 125 & 163
AN ORDINANCE BY THE MOIIROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPTING AMENDMENTS
TO THE TEXT OF THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE MONROE COUNTY CODE; AMENDING SECTION 9.5-4 BY-
ADDING A DEFINITION FOR SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL UNIT(S-2.1), INCLUDING IN THE DEFINITION OF
TRANSIENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT (T-4) SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL UNIT AND ADDING A DEFINITION OF'
TRANSITIONAL RECREATIONAL VEHICLE UNIT (T-4.1); AMENDING SEC. 9.5-215 BY ADDING THE USE OF
SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL UNIT TO THE PURPOSE OF THE RV LAND USE DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 9.5-
244 BY ADDING THE SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL UNIT AS A MINOR CONDITIONAL USE IN THE RV LAND USE
DISTRICT; PROVIDING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL OF SEASONAL UNITS WITHIN THE RV
DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY AND REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS;
PROVIDING FOR FORWARDING OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND
THE SECRETARY OF STATE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Copies of the proposed changes are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and Plantation Key during
normal business hours and online at www monroecounty-fl gov
Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the County hereby advises the public that: if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by this Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or its hearing, they must ensure that the
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
based. ADA Assistance Anyone needing special assistance at the Board of County Commissioners Hearing due to a
disability should contact the Planning Department at 289-2500 by 5:00 PM on January 11, 2008.


Andrew Omer Tnvette, Director
Growth Management Division
2798 Overseas Highway, Suite 410
Marathon, Florida 33050 (305) 289-2500


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Lady Dolphins soccer team makes big turnaround


MARATHON / From 41

Valerdi finished first in the
team's opening meet against Key
West and never slowed down,
finishing first in every Dolphin
5K of the season.
'-' Valerdi finished second in the
district meet before capturing the
top spot at the regional in a time
of 21:05.30 besting 80 other
runners.
The girls also received strong
contributions from Emily and
Marcy Brandjes, Kelsey
Wonderlin, Melissa York and
Kasey Platt, among others.
The boys team was led this
season by senior J.J. Cadwell and
eighth-grader Tommy Dodamead.
The two were normally neck and
_geck at the finish line each meet.

Football's 7-3
The football team lost its first-
round playoff game against a
strong Kings Academy, but coach
Lance Martin had plenty to be
proud'of.
The Dolphins posted a 7-3


regular-season record, but were
undefeated in winning a district
title, finished seventh in the state
in their class and, perhaps most
importantly, defeated Keys rivals
Coral Shores and Key West.
Marathon took .down the
Conchs in their regular-season
opener, 25-14, behind a strong
all-around effort from senior
standout Sergio Howard, starting
with the running back returning
the game's opening kickoff for a
touchdown.
The Dolphins stood at 3-3
after six games, but scheduling
woes forced the Dolphins to face
strong teams. Their three losses
came against teams that at the
time had a combined 17-1 record.
Successive victories against
Florida Christian School,
Ransom Everglades and Parkway
Academy earned the Dolphins a
District 8-2B championship.
Marathon finished the regular
season with a dominating 49-7
victory over Coral Shores.

Other sports
A win for the boys soccer


team has been so rare of late, play-
ers actually doused coach Jim
Murphy with a cooler full iced
water after earning a victory in
their second game.
.The team was winless last year,
something the new coach had only
heard stories about. The Dolphins
headed into winter break with a 3-
5-3 record thus far.
.* The girls soccer team has
been even more surprising, espe-
cially since they dropped their
first two games this season.
After the slow start, the
Dolphins at one point reeled off
six consecutive victories and
stand at 9-3-1 heading into the
break.
The softball team's dream
season ended last school year with
a 6-1 loss to Glades Day in the
Region 2A tournament semifinals.
The team managed a winning
season despite being forced to
play home games at a truncated
Stanley Switlik Elementary
School field, as construction at the
high school forced portable class-
rooms onto their home field.
+ The boys basketball teamed


finished with a 12-8 record after
losing to Westminster Christian in
the opening round of the District
16-2A playoffs, 47-42. So far this
season, they are 6-5.
The girls basketball team
was also stopped by Westminster
Christian in the first round of the
district tournament, 60-40.
Marathon finished with a 6-8
record.
So far, this season has been a
struggle. A lack of players and a
coaching change following the
team's first game has been discon-
certing.
Former coach Teresa Konrath
is now the athletic director at the
high school and Amanda
Hirschauer has taken over the
reins as coach. Hirschauer was a
coach on the surprising girls soc-
cer team and has provided the
hoops team with some much-
needed stability.
SIt posted its first win of the sea-
son Dec. 14 and stands at 1-9
headed into the break.
Neither the boys or girls ten-
nis team posted a win last season,
but they played their best tennis in


their final match at the District 16-
A tournament last April. Several
players won opening matches to
advance to the second round of
play.
+ The baseball team lost in the
first round of District 16-2A tour-
nament play, ending a trying sea-
son. The Fins finished 3-11 on the
year, led offensively by J.P.
McCabe and Sean O'Connor, both
of whom return as seniors this sea-
son.
+ The swim team did not post
a win this season, but several
swimmers, including senior
Melanie Boyd and Matteo
Cuccuru, advanced to the region-
als on an individual basis. -The
girls' 200 freestyle team, anchored
by Boyd, also earned a regional
birth.
Golfer Jay Hegland
advanced to the regional tourna-
ment on an individual basis but
shot an 80 to close his season.
The- girls volleyball team
ended its season with a loss to
Palmer Trinity in the district tour-
nament.


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No.8866500

Floida Keys Council of
the Arts
Notice of Upcoming
Meetings

.Monroe County Art in
Public Places
Monday, January 7, 5:00
p.m. Marathon Library,
3251 Overseas Hwy.,
Marathon

Performing Arts Network
Monday, January 14,
1:00 p.m. Gato Bldg.,
1100 Simonton St., Key
West

Artists in Schools Grant
Review
Wednesday, January 16,
3:00 p.m. First State
Bank, 6900 Overseas
Hwy., Marathon

Board of Directors
Thursday, January 23,
11:00 a.m. Bank of
America, 92200
Overseas Hwy.,
Tavernier

Monroe County Art in
Public Places
Monday, February 11,
5:00 p.m. Gato Bldg.,
1100 Simonton St., Key
West

Meetings are open to the
public and all are invited
to attend.
Questions? Call the arts
council office at
295-4369.

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2007
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No. 8868700-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE:
PARADISE TOWING,
INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 01/12/2008,8:00
am at 5409 Overseas
Hwy #317 Marathon,
FL 33050-2710, pursu-
ant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes.
-PARADISE TOWING,
INC. reserves the rightto
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

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2007
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE

PARADISE TOWING,
INC.

gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
01/15/2008, 8:00 a.m. at
5409 OVERSEAS HWY
#317 MARATHON, FL
33050-2710, pursuant go
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. PARA-
DISE TOWING, INC. re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all
bids.

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2007

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No.8577200

INTHE 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-

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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-
TER THE 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
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 WhiteheadStreet
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-5676
FAX 305-296-4331

Personal Representa-
tive:

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

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29,2007
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No.8613200

IN THE COUNTY
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OFTHE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY

CASE #:
2007-CA-1168-K
THE BANYAN TREE OF
KEY WEST CONDO-
MINIUM AND OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., a
Florida Corpora-
tion,Plaintiff,

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Gabi Christopher (also
known as Gabi Elsis-
hans);Samuel Gene
Christopher; Maurice
Stander; Barbara A.
Stander; 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;

NOTICE OF ACTION

To:Jolene Doty and
Cynthia Kelly,

Alive or deceased or ei-
ther 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 Mon-
roe County, Florida
PPlan

Together with the right to
occupy, pursuant tothe
Plan, Unit A-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-


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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"),

Togetherwith the rightto
occupy, pursuant to the
Plan, Unit 403, during
UnitWeek7.

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 plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is PO
Box 3392, Tequesta,
Florida, 33469, on or be-
fore January 31,2008
and file the original with
the clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on the
plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be -
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the amended complaint.

DATED ON: September
10,2007

Danny Kolhage
As Clerk of the Court As

By: ..
As Deputy Clerk

Frank F. Harding
Attorney at Law

Florida Bar #357561
P.O. Box 3392
Tequesta, FL 33469

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2007, January 2, 2008
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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
number is ,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of
which is Monroe County
Branch Courthouse,
3117 Overseas High-

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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 PUBLICATION
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 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 FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR
MOREAFTERTHE
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 Gladiola Court
O 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
Facsimile: (305)
743-4143

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No. 8943200

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING:
MONROE COUNTY
CONTRACTORS'
EXAMINING BOARD
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN THAT
ON TUESDAY,
JANUARY 29,2008, at
9:30 a.m. at the Marathon
Government Center,
2798 Overseas Highway,
Second Floor, E.O.C.
Room, Florida, the
CONTRACTORS'
EXAMINING BOARD will
be holding their regular
scheduled hearing. This
meeting is to hearthe
following: any persons)
to come before the board;
any reports from Monroe
County Assistant
Attorney; any reports
from Mr. Joseph
Paskalik, Monroe County
Building Official; any
reports from Staff; board
review of applications for
a certificate of
competency license
and/or testing; any old or
new business to come
before the board at this
time.

PURSUANTTO
FLORIDA STATUTE
SECTION 286.0105, be
advised that, if a person
decides to appeal the
decision made by the
Contractors' Examining
Board with respect to any
matter considered at
today's hearing, that
person will need a record
of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, 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.

JOSEPH PASKALIK,
BUILDING OFFICIAL
ODALYS MAYAN,
CONTRACTORS
LICENSING
COORDINATOR
MONROE COUNTY
BUILDING
DEPARTMENT

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2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8703100

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

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NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, January 16,
2008 at 3:00 PM at the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman
Street, Key West, Flori-
da, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, in-
tends to considerthe
adoption of the following
County ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, DELETING
OUTDATED AND OB-
SOLETE PROVISIONS
OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE
MONROE COUNTY
CODE SECTION 6-17(d)
REGARDING PERMITS
FOR BUILDING ACTIVI-
TIES RESULTING
FROM HURRICANE
WILMA; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEAL OF INCONSIS-
TENT PROVISIONS;
PROVIDING FOR IN-
CLUSION IN THE MON-
ROECOUNTY CODE;
PROVIDING FORAN
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.

Copy of the above-refer-
enced ordinance is avail-
able for review at the
Monroe County Building
Department offices in
Marathon and Plantation
Key, also on the website
www.monroecounty-
fl.gov.

Dated at Marathon, Flori-
da, this 21st 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

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2007
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No. 8708300

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER ADOP-
TION OF COUNTY OR-
DINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, January 16,
2008 at 3:00 PM at the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman
Street, Key West, 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,
FLORIDA, AMENDING
SECTION 6-20 CON-
CERNING BUILDING
PERMITS AND INSPEC-
TIONS: PROVIDING
FOR COMMENCE-
MENT OF WORK; DE-
LETING THE TERMS
RED AND BLACK IN-
SPECTIONS AND PRO-
VIDING FORAP-
PROVED INSPEC-
TIONS; AMENDING
SECTION 6-20(f) TO
PROVIDE TIME PERI-
ODS FOR DEMOLITION
PERMITS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEAL OF INCONSIS-
TENT PROVISIONS;
PROVIDING FOR IN-
CLUSION IN THE MON-
ROE COUNTY CODE;
PROVIDING FORAN
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.

Copy of the above-refer-
enced ordinance is avail-
able for review at the
Monroe County Building
Department offices in
Marathon and Plantation
Key, also on the website
www.monroecounty-
fl.gov.

Dated at Marathon, Flori-
da. this 21st day of DE-


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CEMBER, 2007. DANNY
L. KOLHAGE,

Clerk of the Circuit
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida

Published December
29,2007

Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 8914800

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES EDGAR JOHN-
SON,
Deceased.
File No. 07 CP 70M

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
estate of JAMES EDGAR
JOHNSON,deceased,
whose date of death was
July 22, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, File
Number 07 CP 70M, the
address of which is 3117
Overseas Highway, Mar-
athon, FL 33050. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal rep-
resentatives's attorney
are setforth below.

All creditors for the dece-
dent and other persons,
who have claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and
who have been served a
copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent another per-
sons who have claims or
demands against the de-
cendents estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated
claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OFTHE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO

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FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

NO1VVITHSTANDINGf
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTERTHE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRSTs,
PUBLICATION OF THfS
NOTICE IS: DECEMBER
29,2007

Personal Representa-
tive:

DAVID L. JOHNSON
7450 County Road 78
LaBelle, FL 33905

Attorney for Personal
Representative:

ROBERTA. PIERCE
Florida Bar No. 0175399
Ausley & McMullen
Post Office Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida-
32302
(850)224-9115

Published December 29,
2007, January 2,2008.

Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 8933800

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

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

BY THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUITCOURT -

Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned,
DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit of
Monroe County, Florida,
will, on the 24th day of
JANUARY2008, at 11:OC
a.m. at the front of the
Monroe County Court-
house on 500 Whitehead
Street, Monroe County,
in the City of Key West,
Florida, offerforsale, and
sell at Public outcry to the
highest and best bidder
for CASH the following
described property situ-
ated in Monroe, County
Florida, to wit:

LOT 3, SUNRISE ISLE,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, AT PAGE 58,
OFTHE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF MON-
ROE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. MORE COMMON-
LY KNOWN AT: 3 SUN-
RISE DRIVE MARA-

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THON FL 33050;

.Plursuant to the DE,.
FAULT JUDGEMENT
OF FORECLOSURE en-
tered in a case pending in
Said Court, the style of-
which is:

ORION BANK, a Florida
Banking Association,

-P4aintiff,

v.

BLAYNE L. CARL AND
NATALIE M CARL, hus-
band and wife, and
JOHN AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,

Defendants

And the Docket Number
07-CA-334-M

Witness my hand and the
Official Seal of said
Court, this 26th day of
December, 2007.

Danny L. Kolhage
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, Florida

Tammy L. Marciel
Deputy Clerk

Florida Statute 45.031:
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Published December 29,
2007, January 5, 2008

Siorida Keys Keynoter

No.8945800

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR QUALIFICATIONS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE RESPONDERS
that on February 5, 2008
at 3:00 P.M. at the Mon-
roe County Purchasing
Office, the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, will open sealed re-
oponses for the following:

REMOVAL,
DEMOLITION AND
DISPOSAL OF
DERELICT VESSELS
AND MARINE DEBRIS
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
RFQ-GMD-36-330-
2008-PUR/CV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested

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from DemandStar by Qn-
via atwww.demand
star.com OR http://
www.co.monroecoun
ty-fl.gov/pages/msdl
bids.htm or call toll-free
at 1-800-711-1712. The
Public Record is avail-
able at the Purchasing
Office located at the Gato
Building, 1100 Simonton
Street, Key West, FL
33040. Technical ques-
tions should be directed,
in writing, solely to Rich-
ard Jones, Marine Re-
sources Office, Monroe
County Growth Manage-
ment Division, 2798
Overseas Highway, Suite
410, Marathon, FL 33050
or by facsimile to (305)
289-2536.

Interested firms or indi-
viduals are requested to
indicate their interest by
submitting a total of five
(5) -two (2) signed orig-
inals and three (3) com-
plete copies of their re-
sponse in a sealed enve-
lope clearly marked on
the outside, with the Re-
spondent's name and
"Proposal for Removal,
Demolition and Dispos-
al of Derelict Vessels
and Marine Debris" ad-
dressed to:

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

All responses must be
received by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on Febru-
ary 5, 2008. Any re-
sponse received after
this date and time will be
automatically rejected.
Materials may be deliv-
ered by Certified Mail,
Return Receipt Request-
ed, hand-delivered or
couriered. Faxed ore-
mailed responses will be
automatically rejected.
Hand delivered respons-
es may request a receipt.
If sent by mail or by couri-
er, the above-mentioned
envelope shall be en-
closed in another enve-
lope addressed to the en-
tity and address stated
above. Responders
should be aware that cer-
tain "express mail" ser-
vices will not guarantee
specific time delivery to
Key West, Florida. It is
the sole responsibility of
each Responderto en-
sure their response is re-
. ceived in a timely fash-
ion.

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


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missioners.

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

All responses, including
the recommendation of
the County Administrator
and/or Acting County Ad-
ministrator and the re-
questing Department
Head, will be presented
to the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, forfi-
nal awarding or other-
wise. The Board re-
serves the rightto reject
any and all proposals, to
waive informalities in any
or all responses, to re-ad-
vertise for responses;
and to separately accept
or reject any item or items
and to award and/or ne-
gotiate a contract in the
best interest of the Coun-
ty.

Interested firms or indi-
viduals will be evaluated
and selected at a publicly
noticed meeting by a
committee composed of
the Division Directorfor
Growth Management, a
designee from Marine
Resources and one other
member selected by the
Director of Growth Man-
agement. The selection
and recommendation will
be presented to the
Board of County Com-
missioners for final ap-
proval. If no contract can
be negotiated with the
first ranked Responder,
the Board reserves the
right to negotiate with the
next selected Respon-
der. The County reserves
the rightto reject any and
all responses, waive any
irregularities, re-issue all
or part of the RFQ and
not award any contract,
all at its discretion and
without penalty.

Dated at Key West this
27th day of December,
2007.


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Monroe County .
Purchasing Department

Publish December 29,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8948700

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR PROPOSALS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE PROPOSERS that
on January 28, 2008 at
3:00 P.M. at the Monroe
County Purchasing Of-
fice, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, will
open sealed proposals
for the following:

POLLUTION LIABILITY
INSURANCE
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
RFP-PER-
28-338-2008-PURICV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via atwww.demand-
star.com OR http://
www.co.monroecoun-
ty-fl.gov/pages/msdl
bids.htm or call toll-free
at 1-800-711-1712. The
Public Record is avail-
able at the Purchasing
Office located at the Gato
Building, 1100 Simonton
Street, Key West, FL
33040. Technical ques-
tions should be directed,
in writing, solely to There-
sa Aguiar, PHR, Division
Director, Monroe County
Employee Services, The
Gato Building, 1100 Si-
monton Street, Suite
2-268, Key West, FL
33040 or by facsimile to
(305)295-4564.

In an effortto control the
process and to ensure
proposers have unre-
stricted access to insur-
ers, markets will be as-
signed. Proposers must
submitwritten requests,
ranked in order of prefer-
ence of the insurers they
wish to utilize in structur-
ing the County's pro-
gram. Based on the re-
quests, insurers will be
distributed among the
proposers. Assignments
will be made by insuring
groups. Market requests
must be received not lat-

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erthan 3:00 p.m. January
3,2008 and should be
submitted to the County's
Risk Management Con-
sultant at the following
address:

Sid Webber
Interisk Corporation
1111 N. Westshore Blvd.,
Suite 208
Tampa, FL 33607
Facsimile: (813)
287-1040
Email: Sid.Webber@
Interisk.net

While facsimile and email
requests will be honored,
interested proposers are
responsible for ensuring
market requests are re-
ceived in a timely fash-
ion. The County nor In-
terisk will assume any re-
sponsibility for misdirect-
ed or incomplete re-
quests.

Proposers should refrain
from discussing Monroe
County's insurance with
an insurer until formal au-
thorization has been re-
ceived.

While every effort will be
made to accommodate
all proposer's requests,
the limited number of in-
surers willing to offer the
desired insurance may
result in proposers not re-
ceiving authorization to
utilize some or all of the
insurers they desire.

Interested firms or indi-
viduals are requested to
indicate their interest by
submitting one (1) signed
original and three (3)
complete copies of the
proposal in a sealed en-
velope clearly marked on
the outside, with the Pro-
poser's name and "Pro-
posal for Pollution Insur-
ance" addressed to:

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

All proposals must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office before
3:00 P.M. on January 28,
2008. Any proposals re-
ceived after this date and
time will be automatically
rejected. Materials may
be delivered by Certified
Mail, Return Receipt Re-
quested, hand-delivered
or couriered. Faxed ore-
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automatically rejected.
Hand delivered Propos-
als may request a re-
ceipt. If sent by mail or by
courier, the above-men-
tioned envelope shall be
enclosed in another en-
velope addressed to the
entity and address stated
above. Proposers should
be aware that certain "ex-
press mail" services will
not guarantee specific
time delivery to Key
West, Florida. It is the
sole responsibility of
each Proposer to ensure
their proposal is received
in a timely fashion.

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

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

All proposals, including
the recommendation of
the County Administrator


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apartment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, forfinal awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all proposals, to
waive informalities in any
or all proposals, to re-ad-
vertise for.proposals; and
to separately accept or
reject any item or items .
and to award and/or ne-
gotiate a contract in the
best interest of the Coun-
ty.
Dated at Key West this
26th day of December,
2007.

Monroe County
Purchasing Department

Publish December 29,
2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


200
EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous


AM Electric &
Construction is now
accepting applications
for Journeyman
Electrician, Finish Car-
penter, helper, and lead
man, 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


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
funksO(ci.marathon.fl.us. Applications are avail-
able at www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City Hall.


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

3 305-431 4984








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Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






Fully paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or ax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.gcmk.org. 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




An Equal Opportunity Employer



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iPENN KAM P
CORAL REEF STATE PARK

Positions Available:

*PT Mates:
Must be Dive Master Certified

FT/PT Snorkel Shed Clerk

FT SnorkellGlass 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,JMM 102.5
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260 General-
Miscellaneous
Captain/Scuba Instruc-
tor needed for dive
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
Highway, Tavernier 33070

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in


free in local newspaper racks


260 General-
Miscellaneous
Dolphin Research
Center currently a FT
opening in Visual Com-
munications: Photograph
program participants &
marine mammals. Photo/
Video/Publication experi-
ence preferred. All suc-
cessful candidates will be
responsible, organized,
and motivated individuals
with excellent team play-
er skills. Benefits include
medical insurance,
401(k), vacation and paid
holidays. Job descrip-
tions available at
www.dolphins.org Stop
by to fill out an application
or e-mail your resume to
drc-hr@dolphins.org
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
required. 664-3662.

Forklift Operator
Shelter Bay Marine
Drugfree Workplace
305-743-7008


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Full Time Front Desk
person needed at Reef
Resort. Please call
305-743-7900 or
305-619-0420
Helper needed for
marine diesel shop in
Key Largo. Valid drivers
license required. Call
305-451-1864.
Mechanic for auto
repair shop. 10 yrs ex-
perience and complete
tool set required. Inquire
at 2525 Overseas Hwy
305-289-9884
Mechanic Trainees or
mechanics. Noexperi-
ence necessary. If you're
eager to learn were will-
ing to train. Apply in per-
son at Muffler Man.

INOWBl S
Part Time cleaning per-
son Marathon, Islamora-
da, Key largo, Offices,
days 305-743-0697 Iv.
message.


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Sales Associate
r "This is a year round
position"
J E W E L R Y

We are looking for a special person with a friendly
personality and neat appearance. Experience
helpful, but willing to train the right person.


Flexible schedule. Competitive salary,
with health insurance & bonuses

Call Armando for appointment

664-8004


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 Worplapce,,EQE .
Applications canbe found on our web site www.ci.marathrt.fl.us or at: City
Hall 10045-55 0/S HWvbetween 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. Monday Friday aid can
be faxed to 305-289-4143. ---- .


260 e General -
Miscellaneous
Receptionist needed
in Marathon.,
Call for details
743-9917
RESORT HELP'
Property maintenance,
general maintenance,
dock hands,
housekeeping.
Immediate openings.
305-797-1707
Retail Jewelry & purse
Sales, Big Pine Flea Mar-
ket. Some light lifting in-
volved. Weekends only.
305-743-0906
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
SALES REPS
WANTED-Sell with
confidence these green
and certified organic
products. Unique
business plan from
ethical people.View info
or shop @ www.
organickeywest.com or
call 305-395-0072.

Security Guard
P/T, Islamorada area.
305-743-3143
6Pk Capt. 41' Morgan
Sail. Sun Set/Rise
Cruise.Tarpon Basin To
Card Sound. Call
305-396-6501

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265
Healthcare
CLINICAL ADMINIS-
TRATIVE ASSISTANTP-
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 mgmt to
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 e-mail:
bfemandez@
hospicevna.com
(reference job title in L
subject line), via fax:
305/292-9466 or via
USPS to: 1319 William
Street, Key West, FL
33040. DFWP/EOE


Your new employee
S is reading our
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Call to advertise
your employment
opportunities today.
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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 familiarity with local govern-
ment information system is desirable. Must be
able to perform a wide variety of computerized
information system functions, and work with
other departments throughout the City. Ability 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,
fwWw.ci.hfaiathon.fl!us or at City Hall. Fax to
Huinlta Reoturb6s 305-289-4143 or e-mail to
funlsdi:nicLara-ithein.1lAs.


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


RN's/LPN's
Occupational Therapist
Dietary Aide
Director of Rehabilitation


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






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@fli.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com





SH OSPI T A L
3301 0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


265
Healthcare
Intake/Referral Special-
ist. FT(Mon-Fri) Key
West. Seeking RN or
LPN w/strong communi-
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/medical
& 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@hospicevna.
(reference job title in
subject line), via fax:
305/292-9466 or via
USPS to: 1319 William
Street, Key West, FL
33040. DFWP/EOE
270
Office Clerical
Admin Assistant need-
ed for Marlin Bay Yacht
Club sales office. Strong
computer skills required.
Previous real estate ex-
perience preferable. Po-
sition duties include an-
swering phone, greeting
customers and some
data entry. Salary based
on experience. Please
send resume to Gabriel
Stephani at careers@
gameplanrs.com

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST
FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY
Provides technical support of computer hardware and software. Duties
include installing, upgrading, configuring and troubleshooting hardware
& software. Assesses computer IT training needs, coordinates and
conducts training. Evaluates acquisition of IT products or services and
recommends purchases which meet system requirements. Customizes
computer applications to specific customer needs using a variety of
operating systems, computer software packages, database manage-
ment systems, and utilities to streamline or enhance the customer's
ability to complete assignments. Serves as a Deputy Information
Technology Security Officer. Must be a flexible, people person w/
excellent customer service skills and ability to multi-task. Min. Quals:
HS Diploma or GED w/college or VoTech training in computer tech,
plus 3 yrs. of practical experience. Must possess a Microsoft Desktop
Support Tech. Certificate or ability to obtain one w/in 12 mos. of hire
date. $49,011. -$58,813. plus benefits. See www.fkaa.com for
application. EEO, VPE, ADA
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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.
Bookkeeping
help at busy marina,
30 hrs. + flexible.
664-2461.
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
Office/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
vmcf@aol.com
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
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
Sdetail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
275
Professional
MONROE COUNTY
ASSTAIRPT 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;
hrcamonroecounty-fl.gov

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Instrumentation & Control Technician
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is looking for an Instrumentation &
Control Technician. Performs difficult tasks'related to the-development,
design, installation, maintenance, repair, calibration, operation and testing of
a wide variety of instruments, computers, and process control/monitoring
systems. This position applies knowledge of engineering principles and
practices in broad areas of assigned and related fields. Independently
performs work and is reviewed only for compliance with objectives.
Qualifications: Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in
electronics or instrumentation/measurement & process control/monitoring
systems; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training
that include electronics and process control/monitoring systems. Must have a
thorough working knowledge and be able to operate personal computers with
various software applications for routine business operations as well as those
used in data acquisition and data analysis. Must have a thorough working
knowledge of electronic test equipment and hand tools normally
found in electronic fabrication and test shops. Must be able to
obtain Certified Control Systems Technician status and Microsoft Certified
Information Technology Professional status within two years of hire date.
Salary: $55,021. $66,025. Work Location: Florida Keys. Applications found
at: www.fkaa.com. Send to F.K.A.A., c/o Human Resources Office, 1100
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Certified Nursing Assistants & Home Health Aides
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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, overnights and weekend hours. With so many options, you arc
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, Tavernier, FL. 33070
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280 Restaurants-
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Excavating-Land Clear
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Landscaping/Weed/Pest
Control- Lic'd & Ins'd.
F N S, LLC 747-0009
500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
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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
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575
Pets
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
590
Miscellaneous
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578












SECURITY


590
Miscellaneous


L **
Scuba Instruction -On
YourTime & Private
Lessons. Intro. Dive-
master (Call Today/Dive
today) 717-991-5503
Spa/Hot tub, never
used, seats 5, lounger,
lights, digital control,
underwarranty. Retail
$4,500. Sacrifice $1,995.
786-251-5341
700
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/
on canal 3/2 -$1,900.00
Furnished / no pets
305-395-8820
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

FREDS BED


l00s 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


LINE COOK

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

S MARATHON
YACHT CLUB
825 33rd St., Marathon


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

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

Ask for Steve or Jessica

664-2132


710
Homes for Rent
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
Brand new Islamorada
waterfront home 2BR/2.5
BA $2000 mo.
305-304-7372
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 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


710
Homes for Rent
Layton- Luxury 2/1 fully
furn. A/C, 29' dock, deck,
sat TV/cable, driveway
parking, big kitchen.
$1800 mo. 305-205-6964
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,
and 5bd, 3ba.
All with AC, D/W, W/D.
F/L/S. 305-393-0292
Marathon $1200 boat
canal ocean 6099 US1
#55W, 1BR unfurn
parking. Dave Lewis
305-304-8000

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New House
Rent or Rent to Own
Owner Financing.
MM 100, B/S. No Insurance req.
Rent credit towards purchase.
Forinfo ca 305-554-4990


710
Homes for Rent
Marathon 2/1 $900/moT
Deposit required.
Unfurnished. Call
305-743-1926 for an
appointment.
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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 Cheeea Lodge & Spa offers
a full employment benefits package as well as promotional
opportunities.

We have an immediate need for:

Front Office Manager
Salary based on experience. SMS exp. a plus

Front Desk Agents $11.75/hr.

Night Audit Relief $13.75/hr.

Camp Counselor $10.75/hr.

Concierge $11.75/hr.

All positions must have hotel experience

To apply: In person M-F, 9 to 3, Human Resources Office
By mail: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P 0 Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036
By fax: 305-517-4484
By e-mail: KCadwell(i),cheeca.com
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710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront
Marathon 2/1
Single family, 122nd St.
Furnished stilt home,
garage, great canal, 6
month min. Avail March
15th. $1800 plus util &
dep. Pam 612-590-2565
Marathon 2/2 Large lot,
screened porch with wa-
ter view. $2000/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-2300
Marathon 2/2 with den
$2K/Mo + util. F/L/S
Furnished. No smoking.
Indoor cat OK. 95th St.
305-395-0177
Marathon- Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521


710
Homes for Rent

GREAVM. i[*1

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

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/L/S,
Pets ok, 305/987-8069
305/244-8031
Near MM74 2Bd/2Ba w/
deck & dock on Gulf Ca-
nal, Wash/Dry, A/C, car-
port-$1650/mo
813-917-5883


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Restaurant & Bar for Lease
* Brand new building with fantastic water view
* Located at the 7-Mile Marina in Marathon.
* Three stories of money-making opportunity
* Lots of outdoor seating.
* Available now for only $3,900 per month.
(305) 481-1154

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


1 he cleanest litile apartments in
lI lmurada Meekly/mon)nrhIl
Callis land villa proplictics

305-664-333 ww islanvilla orn


"In the Heart of Islamorada"

1BR Efficiency Apt with
Home Office Location
$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

Call Karrissa Hamilton @
island villa rental properties
(305) 664-3333 www.islandvilla.com
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710
Homes for Rent
Port Largo 2/1, really
cute. All Dade Co pine in-
side. W/D, C-A/C. $1500
mo F/2S. 305-301-5318
Sombrero Isle, Mthn
Beautiful, 4400sf, dock
w/ lift, pool
4 bd 13.5 ba. Seasonal /
yearly. 239-340-5731
Waterfront, open water
view, minutes to ocean,
3BR, tiled, W/D, cable tv,
beautiful sunsets, 200'
dock. Incl utils. Avail 2/1
$2000 mo. 305-453-5536
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Canalfront MM 105 Ig
1/1, fenced, boat ramp, Ig
dock, living & Fla rms,
screened porch, shed,
WD $1150 305-323-7224
Lot For Rent
50'x100' in Marathon.
$600 per month.
229-395-3395
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
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
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
Bayside Condo -2/2 fur-
.nished, 1/15 to 5/15 for
$2900/month,
305-333-7135
Big Pine Key 1/1 furn on
swimming canal. A/C,
screened porch. No pets.
$1000/mo incl utils.
F/LS. 305-872-2761
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725 Apt- Condo- 725 Apt Condo- 725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent


EXECUTIVE BAY 2BR,
1-1/2BA. $1,350 mo.
YEAR LEASE;
305-439-7680
Grassy Key large effcy
apt on the beach, open
ocean view. No pets.
Quiet area. Fullyfurn. All
utils incl. $1050/mo. Long
term only. 305-743-7277
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, 1ba apt. $900 +
elect. No smoking, no
pets, no W/D. 6 mo lease
renewable. F/L/S. Ref's.
743-4133
Key Colony Beach 4/4
Furnished, like new half
duplex, 37.5' dock, hot
tub, new gas grill, patio
furn. $3000/mo. Call Dan
414-262-4088
Long Key MM 68.5.1/1
on canal, 105 S Layton
Dr. Great Location!
$1000/mo. F/L/S. Incl.
water. 410-365-8268.
Marathon 111 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean.
$1100/mo FIL/S
304-8702
Marathon 1/1
Half duplex
$900 FL/S avail 12/15
305-743-2300
Marathon 1/1
Large yard, lots of off-
street parking. $950/mo.
+ utils. F/L/S Call
305-743-7353
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I 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 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. Util
& dockage incl. Adjacent
boathouse available.
$1850/mo. F/L/S
743-5667
Marathon Duplex: 2/1.
Laundry, year lease.
$1100/mo. F/L/S.
No section 8.305-879-
7032 or 305-304-9534
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 Large 1
Bedroom half duplex.
F/L/S flex terms $850/mo
305-743-0963
Marathon. Lrg 1/1
$900/mo 6 mo. lease.
Flex terms. F/L/S
305-743-0963
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800
Marathon Oceanfront
1 bdr apt. furn incl utilities
$1300. 1st & L Beach,
Tiki, Private, call NOW
305-393-7718
Marathon Units
2/2$1050
3/2.5 Waterfront, fur-
nished. $1975
Plus Utils, No pets F/L/S
Call 289-3984

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3 bed., 2 ba-t on
stilts in Marathon.
155 mph wind load.
Hurricane windows
and doors.
Only
$360,000!
4.all (305) 304-1928
(305) 872-9580-


5.3 Waterfront AC in Florida Keys
Redevelopment Opportunity!
Residential & Campground/RV Site
January 10 at 12 PM E.T.
DG-4460: 31875 Overseas Hwy.
Big Pine Key, FL
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MM 1052BR/1BA
clac, quiet str, new
carpet, pvt yard, util incl.
$1,275 mo.
954-549-8779
MM 89 B/S duplex 2/1,
unfurn. No pets or smok-
ing. F/L/S $850 mo +
utils. 305-852-1920
MM 90, on canal.
1 bd apt $850 incl utils.
2 bd apt $1100 + utils.
Dockage available.
772-546-5855
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 fls, 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
Waterfront
Little Torch Key MM 28.5
O/S Furnished
941-725-4488
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. No smkg/
drugs/pets. Must like
cats. $900 utils inc, F/S
+ refs. 743-9660 after 6
750
Vacation Rentals
Condo 1BR, 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
Islamorada 2/2.5 Home
with ocean view, screen
patio, pool, gated. 1 mo.
minimum. $3K/mo. A rare
find! 305-502-9035
KCB #100 13th Street
Single Family 3bd/2ba,
Florida room ,dockage, 2
car garage, fenced yard,
generator. Lease w/
option $3,500/mo. plus
utilities. Jo Ann (305)
630-7968 or
(305)743-7636
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.
rinc/Util.s305-801l3157

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750
Vacation Rentals
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 2/2 with open
water views. Tiki, dock,
nicely furnished. No
smoking, no pets.
305-743-5444
Mth/Coco Plum 1/1
condo.1 stfl, waterfront,
oceanside. Big boat 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
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790 Business
Property for Rent
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350
people $500. 1 for50
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call
after 3 pm 305-852-1872
Marathon 200 sq ft.
Comm. prop. for rent.
107th St Gulf $350/mo.
Walt 305-743-8868
Marathon small office
$400/month. Also, yard
space available. Located
on US 1.305-743-7277
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces from
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840
Retail Space 1250 sq ft:
by Marathon Main Post
Office for rent, contact
Bruce 305-395-2720 or
Dee Dee 289-6486
Summerland Key
Spacious 680 square feet
office space. $1250/mo
NNN lease terms. Call
Tara 305-743-6586 or
305-923-3855.
795
Miscellaneous
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.

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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
Big Pine Key 2/2 Canal
front, double sized lot,
view of open water.
3625 Treasure Island St.
$559K. 305-684-8663

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Homes for Sale



Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$370K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Key Largo 2800 sq.ft. 2
story floating home. 4/4.5
$185K obo, docked MM
103 marina. Iv. message
305-304-3336
Key Largo 312 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
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
outdoorshower.
$965,000 Call 305
304-6833 Iv message.

Waterfront
Paradise Delivered In
Key Largo. Incredible
views, dock, marina,
pool, tennis. 55+ Comm.
All for under $700K see
www.beachhouse4sale.
us
Ramrod Key Oceanfont
3/2.5 Stilted, CBS home.
Pool, screened balconies
on 2 floors, dock, by own-
er. 7.65-592-2335 $747K

Waterfront
Reduced $250K! Mara-
thon oceanfront remod-
eled 3/2, 50' deep water
dockage, forever views,
hot tub, roof-top deck. In-
come-producing rental.
Sale or Trade, O.W.C.
$999,900 732-674-3451
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Marathon 35' furnished
1/1 with covered deck.
Has new a/c, gas stove,
blinds. Gas grill, lot rent
$550. Price reduced to
$16,500.305-619-0459
Marthon 455 11th St.
2bd, ba, big FL room,
cent A/C, private lot with
dock, oceanside.
$38,000.336-325-5128
MTH OCEAN FRONT
2/1 Double-wide. Must
see, low rent. Unbeliev-
able sunsets! $25K OBO
305-743-1926

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HOMES 4/2 Tile Floor,
Energy Package Deluxe
loaded, over 2,200 sq.ft.
30th Anniversary Sale
Special Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color
Brochures 800-622-2832
825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
For Sale or Rent. Must
sell, offered under mar-
ket. 2BR/2.5BA 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/1B.
$345Kobo.
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
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Home for sale in Ocala,
Florida. 2700 sq. ft with
large porch and pool.-
Two miles from hospitals.
3 bedroom 2 1/2 baths 2
fireplaces, office on 2/3 of
an acre. $379,000.
352-629-3722 or
ioberliesxacox.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

ATr1ON
KCB Duplex
waterview lot. Build now
no ROGO. New price
$319K. 440-503-4273
Marathon 38'x 66' MH
or RV w/water, elec, ca-
ble & sewage incl. 35'
dock use. Great for RV
40' +. Was $250K, Now
$240K! 760-340-1403 or
760-574-4915
Find vour


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or online at
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Marina For Sale 1015
15th St Ocean. Marathon
FL.
6 Unit Apartmnent
building, w/ 3 50' slips
that also holds a hotel
license. 92 Hendricks
Isle, Ft. Lauderdale
850-370-6223
895
Miscellaneous
CALOOSA COVE TJME
SHARES for sale wks
13,14,15 RM227. wks
36,37 RM 222. wk 48 RM
227. wks 49,50 RM 207
Call 603-569-4918
TBR
Reasonable price.
305-743-4762
2 Marathon Market Rate
TBR's Build on your lot
now, no waiting. $95,000
each. 305-289-3984

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
14' Carolina Skiffwith
25hp Yamaha, 4-stroke,
bjmini. With trailer.
$4600.305-731-3386
17' Boston Whaler 90hp
Yamaha '96, trailer, cov-
er, polling piatfrom, ste-
reo, fishfinder$13,500
obo 305-379-4900
18' Parker 1996 w/trailer,
130 Yamaha w/low hrs.
+ livewell. Boat's in great
shape. Must sell $10,500
Call Jim 305-289-3487
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1150
Power Boats
18' Wellcraft CC 2000,
w/115 hp Johnson.
Garmin GPS, leaning
post, new bottom paint,
boat cover, trailer. Runs
like new. $8,495, OBO.
305-304-7658.
19' Advantage Mercruis-
er inboard, bimini top &
trailer, $2950,
305-333-7135
24.6' 02 Shamrock WA
Walk around cuddy, 104
hours, trailer kept, orig.
owner, factory upgrades.
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
26' Shamrock 03,246
WAC, 5.7 Itr. Crusader
inboard, loaded, low hrs.
Details 305-852-0481
leave msgq.
28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$57K. 305-743-3436
29' Phoenix'81 convert-
ible Flybridge, T-21 Ohp
Cummins 6BT diesels,
low hrs, cabin, head &
galley. $58k. 872-2750
30' Luhrs Alura'88 Dn
East style fish/dive/cr
uise. Low hrs twin 240hp
V8's, electronics, new
canvas. $32k. 872-2750
30' Scarab 2000 302
sport, T- 225 Evenrudes,
low hrs top out over 50,
fish rigged, cuddy, cust.
paint. $65k. 872-2750
31' Bertram flybridge
w/tower completely
restored, twin Cummins
turbo 6BTs, too much to
list, photos avail $99,000
obo 853-0636

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1150
Power Boats
31'Mainship Sedan
Bridge-1995 Twin Die-
sel, Queen Stateroom,
Twin Bunks, Queen Bed
in Salon, Dual Air Cond.
A/C D/C Fridge, Stove,
Micro, & Icemaker. Full
Electronics, GPS, Radar,
Auto Pilot, Depth Sound-
er, &VHF $83,K (305)
872-4282
32.5' Pursuit 1990-91
Twin Cummings 330s
19991100 hrs +-all
records new tanks 2002
by Pursuitfull tower
289-9546 for appoint-
ment ask $70K.
34' Crusader'76 com-
mercial, 420hp 3126 Cat,
electronics, 11' beam
trap puller, Ig fish box.
$48k. (305)872-2750
BLOW OUT
SALE!!!!
2 -2007 26' CC Albiis
deisels, bring offers! 7
Mile Marina, Gulf Coast
Yacht Sales.
305-481-6232 or
305-743-6368
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonderwhere all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
1160
Sailboats
30' Hunter'82 Self tailing
winches, set-up for single
hand, auto helm, new
awl-grip, 20HP Merc.
$10K. 201-723-3743
32' 1974 Irwin Center
cockpit, aft cabin, shoal
draft. Great roomy live
aboard, project boat.
$3500 305-743-4719
36' Catalina '86,25hp
diesel, A/C, Gen set, so-
lar, frig, dinghy. Bahama
registered & duty pd.
$39k. (305) 872-2750
1C1al Cs11Mied
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1160
Sailboats
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
06 Evinrude Etech
90HP Runs perfect. Shilt
box, prop & cables inc. 1
mos. warr. NADA $660C
Sac. for $5500 obo. Call
305-360-1404


1180
1170 e Outboard Dock Rentals/Sale:
Inboard Engines


2'95 Johnson 200hp.
Ocean Runners. w/4
props, 3 + 4 blade.
(Repowering )Turn key
cond. Harnesses inc.
$1500/each. In
Marathon. 847-858-8550
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Boatslip,MM 86. r
water & elec.,
$450 mo.
305-393-6755.
Dockage Avail. Non-
liveaboard up to 50ft.
Easy ocean access,
greatfor sportfishing.
$15/ft/mo. 305-289-028:
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Can accommodate large boats. $400 per
month, water & electric. No live-aboard.

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1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Liveaboard Docks w/
co-ered 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.
303-731-5042
Sunset Marina 30/35 ft.
slip for sale. Commercial
allowed. Deep Water,
side or rear boarding.
$185k. 631-587-8432
dennis55patmc.net
1190
Miscellaneous
48' X 14' Houseboat
Islamorada, 1/2 Share.
Fantastic location, too
much to mention.
www.eyecandyhouse
boat.com $12K
AA Dave buys permits
SAtl 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,
rany 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
BLere 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,
lcge excavators,.floata-
tion foam. Many other
misc. items. 743-0354 or"
305-896-1757; ...


1190
Miscellaneous
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386
Stonecrab trap & tag for
sale $15 each, '04 20' flat
bed trailer& '95 Ford
F250 P/U for sale $3K
each obo. 305-304-7043
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.
91 Cadillac Allante
Convertible, pearl white,
98K, excellent. $7500,
305-743-5471
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convertible. Ask for
photos at captr2@aol.
com 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
1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Low top, dual A/C,
TVNCR. $6950.
305-451-4555
00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Low top, dual A/C,
TV/VCR. $6950.
305-451-4555
02 F250 Superduty
ExCab, 8ft bed, 86k,
rack, new tires, work
boxes. $11,000 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.,
5$28,750 305-393-7388

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1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's, MM 100,451-4555
00 Prowler 37' 1
slideout, 2 bedrms,
screenroom. good
condition. $14K
201-723-3743
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SNAS CLASS I F I EDS


2005 Honda Shadow. 750cc.
3,500 miles. $5,000 OBO. Call
Jordan at (757) 270-9200.
1996 Nissan Altima GXE. Four-door,
gold, auto, PW, P/L, tilt, cruise, cold
AIC, 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: AC, 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.
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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.

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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 looking 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.
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2/2 stilt home at 27018 Angelfish
Road in Ramrod Key (MM 27).
Central NC, 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 with NC. 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.
SParking, 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, DM/, 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. Canai -,.h, nodoo.: w/_
central A/. 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
fefced 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. F/L/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-
crete 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 Central A/C, W/D, hardwood floors, and your car. Spend less time at the
for 1 or 2 adults no children. Pets Storage shed, two decks, off-street mechanics with 100 percent full
OK. $1,500/month, plus electric. parking. $2,800/month. F/S. synthetic oil changes guaranteed
Required $1,500 deposit. Call 394- Available Oct. 16. Call 393-2142. for one year or 25,000 miles. Most
3200 or 304-9093. items in stock. Free shipping for
2/2 unfurnished stilt home on pick up items. Call Brian for details
2/2 stilt home on the water ocean Cudjoe Key with open water views. at (817) 301-3682.
side on Cudjoe Key (MM 23). Fully Central A/C, large lot, no pets.
furnished and appointed. Non $1,700/month, plus utilities. One- Kathy Brown's cleaning services.
smokers, pets ok with pet deposit. year lease. F/US. Available Nov. 1. Are you too busy to clean? Want a
Workshop, W/D, refrigerator. Plenty Call 797-0625. sparkling clean house for the holi-
of parking. Canal-front, 60 feet of days? Moving in or out? We can
frontage with dock. One year lease. 2/2 canal-front st ome on help you ?get it clean.!' One-time
$1,925/month, plus utilities. Inquire Ramrod Key oceanside. Very quiet jobs, weekly o bi-weekly.
about shorter term.Available Feb. 1. area. Covered parking, tile floors, Affordable rates. Call 896-2207.
Call Ronnie at (908) 783-0738. new W/D, open floor plan with high
ceilings, central A/C, additional stor- Alterations by Ann. We handle all
Charming 2/2 conch house in age below house. Available now. military uniforms and civilian
Sugarloaf. Close to schools and local $2,200/month. Security deposit and clothes. Dry cleaning service also
neighborhood boat ramp with picnic long-term lease. Call 587-3910. available. Stop by at 3201 Flagler or
area. Beautifully landscaped, fenced 3/2 bile home at 9th Avenue on call 292-1112.
yard with small pond Outdoor 3/2 mobile home at 9th Avenue on
shower. Remodeled kitchen with Stock Island. Central A/C, new W/D. GP Cleaning Services. We handle
new stainless appliances, W/D. Pets Covered parking, fenced-in deck. homes and offices. Call Gladys for
OK. Must see. $1,850/month, plus $1,650/month, plus utilities. F/L an appointment or more informa-
utilities. Security deposit required. no security deposit for military. Call ton at 296-3869. "Free Smiles."
Call 240-1114. An at94-9440.In-home child care with responsi-
32 on Suarloaf. Cean i an 3/2 rental at 69 Tamarind Drive. ble adult References available upon
airy in a peaceful setting on a deep Nice sunsets, great boating, close to request Call Vicky at 294-3828.
canal. Perfect for relaxing or enter- open bay, full seawall, W/D, fence Professional photographer.
training with French doors opening yard with garage an more than ddings, events,family portal, sen-
on screened porch. Granite counter- 1,000 square fe o o ior picres.Noob too big ortoo small.
tops, D/W, W/D, central A/C. downstaior $2C60.mont Call for more information at 395-0304
Jacuzzi-style tub in mater bath. -2 or e-mail nikkipikkil979@yahoo.com.
Great furnishings also available. For Family/child/senior/pet portraits
more info, call Tim at (228) 223-Famy/chd/enior/pet potai
7126. Available Dec. 15. Reliable, part-time handy man. and event photography by active duy
Sery good salary. Contact Mike wife. Beautiful photos, affordable
Efficiency duplex at MM 15 Bay Very good salary. Contact rates, military discount More info at
Point. Open water, newly remod- Monday from 9 a.m. 4 www.simplelifephotography.com or
eled, tile throughout. Partially fur- p.m. at2949501. call Jennifer at 293-1392.
nished long term $1000. Includes Route person needed to service
water and sewer. F/LS. No smoking tourism-based clients through dis- No ime to clean? Weekend house-
or pets. Call 745-1486. tribution of brochures along an dealing services now available. Base
Large 1 bedroom apartments avail- established route. Training and or.Call Caren Gara 8961589.
able in New Town. Available immedi- materials provided. All Keys loca-
ately. $1,150/month with military tions apply. Approximately 30 hours Military uniform and civilian
discount F/S required. Call Kristen or per week. Start soon. Call (407) clothes alterations. Call747-4909.
Jessica at 877-4-HABANA. 263-5897 for telephonic interview. Cleaning services offices and
2/2 canal-front stilt house on Key West Dental Associates is homes. Call 296-3869.
Cudjoe. Central A/C, W/D, hot tub. seeking a full-time receptionist. Home Reair and
Pets OK. $1,600/month, plus tili- Would prefer medical or dental Home Repair, Remodeling, and
ties. Call (904)718-4757 or (904) experience, but will train the right Finish Carpentry. Licensed and
262-2811. person. Must be reliable, trustwor- insured (Contractor's license num-
thy, a team-player, and have the ber SP3698). Quality work at rea-
-3/2silt fiom-e -orcanarwm~ i o a--.-..-,rJneifi sonable prices. Call John 745-3407.
tiful dock. Granite countertops, pay. Call 293-9490 for an apple ca- snarow-m., --
bathrooms. Large storage room tion. Fax resume to 294-2233 or e- Backcountry/flats fishing from the
below. Low maintenance yard in a mail elliong.ppcr@gmail.com. Marquesas to Big Pine Key for tar-
quiet neighborhood. $2,200/month. Great part-time job opportunity in pon, bonefish, and permit. 15 years
F/S. Call Bruce at 395-9552. a high school environment HS-2 of experience in the Lower Keys. Top
2/2 at Bay Point Florida Keys. Key West is lookingfor an adminis- of the lne tackle from Sag
Waterfront and close to Naval Air trative aide to work 10 12 hours Gloomis, Tibor, and Shimano. All
Station Key West. New accommo- weekly. Working hours are flexible skill levels welcome. Fully licensed
dations with NC, W/D. No pets and and primary duties include:facilitat- and insured r an experiene o a
no smokers. $1,800/month, plus ing communication between the lifetime, call Capt. Bo Sellers at
utilities. F/S. Call (616) 842-4404. students, parents, tutors and the 308442 or mail shallowmind-
Charming 3/2 board of directors and record keep- edcharter@yahoo.com.
Charming 3/2 cottage at 1419 Eliza ing. For additional information, e- Fins Charters. Shallow water
Street, Key West. Immaculate, totally mail Anna at asymington@cffk.org. sight-casting for tarpon, sharks,
renovated and fumished. Gourmet
rkien granite cuntersn Italian I permit, and bonefish. Fish the crys-
kitchen, granite counters, Italian tal clear waters that surround the
ceramic tile floors throughout.
Stainless steel appliances, dish- Handyman for general repairs with beautiful Florida eys on an 18'
washer, W/D, central A/C and heat 33 years experience. References Action Craft. Licenses, quality rods,
French doors open onto landscaped available upon request. Retired mil- and bait included. Contact Capt.
garden, totally private fenced-in area itary. Call Jim at 509-0103. 8918, or contat 7he MWR 3TT
8918, or contact the MWR ITT
and outdoor shower. $2,600/month,
and outdoor showe. $2,600/month, Pet sitting available for holidays, office. Military discount available for
s utilities. Please contact Be vacations or day-time walks, active duty and retirees.
395-2559 or Jeff 394-4989.
3/2. Grooming services available. Call Incognito light tackle sportfishing.
3/2 at Summerloand KeyCove3/2. Joanna at 395-2444. Reef, wreck, offshore or harbor. For
House sits across canal from Mote more, call 292-0067 or 304-0093.
Marine and enjoys great views. We can do that too! or, cl
Available now. Pets and security Residential/Office cleaning from le ITal[l l l
deposit negotiable. $1,800/month. Key West to Big Pine. Licensed with
Lower rent for Navy personnel with references and 25 years experi- Kodak Easy Share camera was lost
a one- or two-year lease. Please ence. Call 745-3369. in late September at Key West base
call(239) 325-7934. l d r nw i exchange. The memory card con-
lAmsoil dealer now in the Lower tainted images from owner's recent
Lovely 3/2 in New Town Key West. Keys. Be kind to our environment hnne mnnn in Kev We;A .ewrrd of


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the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 293-26#7; or e-mail timothy.j.cox1@navy.mil._ Unlezs otherwise onecied. ads will run for 4 issues. Name & pictures. lease call Cimuck at (843)
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