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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008 1 CONTENTS � 2008 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I 44 PAGES.


Former CEO sues
John Dolan-Heitlinger,
fired as chief executive
officer of Keys Federal
Credit Union in
November, sues for
$700,000 in severance,
saying he was let go with-
out cause and without a
required 180 days' notice.
See story, Page 9.
Fifth fatality
A Summerland Key
man becomes Monroe
County's fifth traffic fatal-
ity of the year when he's
killed while crossing U.S.
1. See story, Page 4.
$115M bond?
An Islamorada advisory
committee is recommend-
ing to the Village Council
that it bond out $115 mil-
lion for sewer construc-
tion. See story, Page 8.
A short-timer?
Key West Police Chief
Bill Mauldin is one of five
finalists to be the next
chief in Columbia, S.C.
See story, Page 14.
Traps home
In a rarity, victims of a
lobster-trap thief - who
got three years in prison
for the crime - get their
gear back. See story,
Page 12.

IRIJ:


Manager



Puto calls



it quits


Marathon chief
abruptly resigns
at job review
By RYAN McCARTHY
miccarthy@keynoter.com

A scheduled evaluation of his
performance never happened
Tuesday, as Marathon City
Manager Mike Puto decided
instead to tender his resignation
at the outset of the meeting.
"Every organization occasion-
ally needs a change in leadership,
whether the White House or this
chair. I think the time has come
for a change, thus I am tendering
my resignation as city manager to
be effective at such time as City
Council has identified either an
interim or a replacement." Puto


said.
Puto said he looks forward to
spending more time with fiancee
Diane and other friends and fam-
ily.
The meeting was sparsely
attended and the announcement
made with no fanfare, unlike a
late August meeting to review the
renewal of city contracts in
excess of $100,000, where Puto
narrowly escaped termination by
a 3-2 vote.
Pro-Puto residents showed up
in droves to that meeting, forcing
it to be held inside the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office airplane
hangar and not in the upstairs
meeting hall.
A number of speakers, includ-


See PUTO / 3


2 more declare


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
DOLPHINS GET SHUTOUT: Marathon High School tennis
player Marisa Brossard smacks a backhand at her
opponent during the team's opening match Monday at
the Marathon Community Park. Brossard handily defeated
her opponent, 8-2, and the girls won their match 7-0. See
story, Page 26.



Budget cuts add


for elected office fuel to gas-tax talk


Business .. ....... 19
Classifieds .... .. ..36
Crossword . .... . . .18
Fishing . . .....33
Living .. ...........21
Obituaries . . . . ...... 18
Opinion .. ... . . . ...6
Sports/Outdoors -.... .26


The fall races
start to get
a bit crowded
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Change may be the battle cry
at the national level, but local
candidates are riding the same
wave.
Stock Island resident Kim
Wigington announced Tuesday
her intention to challenge


Republican incumbent Dixie
Spehar for the District 1 seat on
the Monroe County Commission.
"This county is at a critical
point," Wigington said. "If we
start now - a fresh start, a new
beginning - I think we can be
on our feet both financially and
with our credibility and gain the
public trust back during the next
term."
Wigington said she will run as
See ELECTION / 2


Proposal
returns to
the commission
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Keys residents dodged a
bullet in December when the
Monroe County Commission
tabled a proposal to increase
gas taxes. But as finances get
tighter and the county searches
for ways to roll back spending,
the commission is ready to take


a look again to raise more rev-
enue.
"There are a lot of things
that can be put off for two or
three years," Commissioner
Sylvia Murphy said. "Road and
bridge repair is not one of
them."
The commission will look at
approving two ordinances that
would add 6 cents to the cost of
a gallon of gas in Monroe
County. That relatively small


See GAS TAX / 5


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Two challenge Spehar


ELECTION / From I

a Republican.
"1 have spent the last four
years doing my homework,"
Wigington - who ran against
and lost to Spehar in 2004 -
said. "i've stayed involved, gone
to Tallahassee, watched and been
involved in the issues. 1 feel I've
got a degree in county."
Spehar has filed her intent to
run for reelection. Democrat Bill
Estes filed his intent in
December.
The challenger of incumbent
State Attorney Mark Kohl. a
Republican, also considers him-
self a change agent. Dennis
Ward. a Democrat, works in the
Public Defender's Office,
though he worked in the State
Attorney's Office from 2002 to
2004. He was a Miami Beach
police officer for 29 years.
"I'd like to see some type of
reductions in pay for part-time
employees that are making over
$140,000 a year," he said. "I'd
like to take that money and
pump it into the bottom of the
system to hire and retain prose-
cutors that will stay for at least
three or four years."
Two candidates are vying to
replace retiring Monroe County
Circuit Court Judge Sandra
Taylor.
Manny Madruga, the coun-
ty's major-crimes prosecutor.
filed for the seat in January.
"I have 17 years of service to
the county on most of the high-
profile cases, including homi-
cides and sexual battery cases."
he said.
Madruga has taken a lead role
in programs aimed at protecting
kids from sexual predators.
Among a myriad of civic
involvements is his presidency
of the Boys and Girls Club of the
Florida Keys.
Tuesday, Key West attorney
Tegan Slaton threw his hat into
the ring, announcing he'll also
seek the Group 4 judicial seat.
Judicial races are nonpartisan.
Slaton, a resident since 1990
is a former traffic magistrate.
pubic defender. Family Court
mediator, hearings officer and
special magistrate.
The qualifying period for the
judiciary and state attorney runs
from noon April 28 to noon May
2. The qualifying for others is
from June 16 to June 20. The pri-
mary election is Aug. 26 and the
general election is Nov. 4.


In the running so far


Taking a cue from the
presidential race, local poli-
tics are heating up even
though the elections aren't
until the fall. Many candi-
dates have filed paperwork
with the Monroe Supervisor
of Elections Office making
their candidacies official. A
few, however, have
announced their intentions
but not yet taken the official
leap of filing.
Following are official and
announced candidates so
far:
* County Commission
District 1: Incumbent Dixie
Spehar, Republican, filed; Bill
Estes, Democrat, filed; Kim
Wigington, Republican,
announced.
* County Commission
District 3: Sloan Bashinsky,
announced.
* County Commission
District 5: Incumbent Sylvia
Murphy, Republican,
announced; Gary Bauman,
Republican, filed.
* Sheriff: Robert Peryam,
Democrat, filed; Sandra
Downs, no party affiliation,
filed; Phil Mandina, Repub-
lican, announced
* County clerk: Incum-
bent Danny Kolhage, Demo-
crat, filed.
* Property appraiser:
Incumbent Ervin Higgs,
Democrat, filed; Chris Sante,
Republican, filed.
* Supervisor of elections:
Incumbent Harry Sawyer Jr.,


Republican, filed; Henry
Woods Jr., Democrat, filed.
* Schools superintend-
ent: Incumbent Randy
Acevedo, Democrat, filed;
Fred Colvard, Republican,
filed.
* School Board District 2
(nonpartisan): Incumbent,
Andy Griffiths, filed.
* State attorney: Incum-
bent Mark Kohl, Republican,
filed; Dennis Ward, Demo-
crat, filed.
* Public defender: Incum-
bent Rosemary Enright,
Democrat, filed:
* U.S. representative
District 18: Incumbent Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen, Republican,
filed; Annette Taddeo, Demo-
crat, announced.
* State senator: Incum-
bent Larcenia Bullard, Demo-
crat, filed.
* State representative:
Incumbent Ron Saunders,
Democrat, filed, incumbent.
* Circuit judge Group 1
(nonpartisan): Incumbent
Mark Jones, filed.
* Circuit judge Group 3
(nonpartisan): Incumbent
Luis Garcia, filed.
* Circuit judge Group 4
(nonpartisan): Manny
Madruga, filed; Tegan
Slaton, filed.
* Mosquito Control
District 1: Joan Lord-Papy,
Democrat, filed.
* Marathon City Council
(at-large voting): Joanie
Nelson, nonpartisan, filed.


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





Due to a reporting
error, a story in Saturday's
edition about Key West
hiring a lobbying firm mis-.
quoted Last Stand mem-
ber Tom Milone. The story
should have said he told
the City Commission Feb.
5 that former city lobbyist
Rick Watson worked on
behalf of the city for more
than 20 years.





Key West reporter
Kyle Teal with
performance artist
Anita Vickers, also
known as Djah Djah,
and Bahama
Conch Community
Land Trust Director
Norma Jean Sawyer
on Black History Month.

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TWo get prison in
Mallory Square crime

In a 2005 crime that stunned
Key West, two teenagers held a
North Carolina tourist at gun-
point in Mallory Square, brutally
beat and kicked her and stole her
purse.
Their take from Gail
Bordwine from Cape Hatteras
was $77.
Lisa Inez Roberts was 17 at
the lime. Her partner, Andras
Winn, was 18.


Tuesday. Monroe County
Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones,
calling the crimes "a tragedy."
sentenced Roberts to seven years
in prison followed by 10 years'
probation with special conditions
for the charge of robbery with a
deadly weapon, a first-degree
felony.
Winn was sentenced to 12
years in prison followed by 10
years' probation with special con-
ditions.
Roberts pleaded guilty Jan.
14: Winn pleaded guilty Feb. 4.


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Puto
resigns


PUTO / From 1
ing former mayors John Bartus
and Jeff Pinkus, voiced their sup-
port for Puto at the meeting.
Council expressed concern
with Puto's managerial style, but
eventually voted to give him a
six-month extension. Terms of
the contract provided for renew-
al after six months, though Puto
could have been fired at any time
without severance.
The contract was renewed
beginning Oct. 1 and will expire
at the beginning of April.
Two weeks later,
Councilwoman Marilyn Tempest
chastised Puto for having a dirty
office and drafted a lengthy list
of goals and objectives she want-
ed to be completed within 30, 60,
90 and 120 days. Council decid-
ed to have monthly meetings
with Put to stay abreast of his
progress.
Since that time, rumors have
been swirling regarding his
impending fate.
Puto was originally hired as
community services director in
2003 before being appointed
interim city manager in 2004
when then-Manager Scott Janke
resigned. He was eventually
hired in October that year with a
$95,000 salary and now earns
roughly $105,000.
Puto has been under the
microscope since March 2007,
when Mayor Pete Worthington
discovered he had approved
$137,000 worth of Gonzalez
Landscaping contracts without
council approval. A newly seated
council was unhappy with the
error and Puto said at the time he
had "a feeling they want to go in
a different direction."
Several council members
took the opportunity to thank
Puto for-his service to the com-
munity and Councilman Don
Vasil recommended he be con-
sidered by his successor for
another position within the city's
government.
With Puto's resignation as
manager, it means three Keys
governments are looking for new
leaders. The County Com-
mission needs to hire an adminis-
trator to replace the fired Tom
Willi, and the Islamorada Village
Council needs to hire a new man-
ager to replace Gary Word, who
resigned.


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Spehar denies ethics complaint


Caruso alleges
possible conflict
with her vote
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Accusations of a possible
conflict of interest in a vote last
week by County Commissioner
Dixie Spehar may be off base,
County Attorney Suzanne
Hutton says, but that hasn't
stopped a local resident from
filing a complaint.
Geiger Key resident Paul
Caruso says he filed a formal
complaint with the state
Commission on Ethics based
on Spehar's vote Feb. 4 to
approve additions to a pro-
posed county ordinance that
some say eases the way for
Stock Island developers to
redevelop their waterfront
property.
Caruso says because Spehar
rents a boat slip in that area, the
landlord could try to coerce her
vote.
"What if the developers
came to her and told her that if


she does not vote in favor of
the legislation, that they will
evict her?" Caruso posed in his
complaint.
Caruso made the same com-
plaints during the special
County Commission meeting in
which the commission
approved a working-waterfront
preservation law.
The 3-2 vote - Spehar was
in favor - shocked many in
the county because it included
last-minute additions crafted by
attorneys for Stock Island
landowners, Robbie's Marina
and New Stock Island
Properties, which owns land
next to Safe Harbor Marina.
The vote included taking the
term "no net loss" of public or
working waterfront out of the
ordinance.
Spehar, who has a live-
aboard docked at Safe Harbor,
said here's no conflict with her
living in the district she repre-
sents. In fact, it's required.
Joe O'Connell owns- Safe
Harbor and said he has no plans
for redevelopment. He said he's
upgraded his parcel slowly the


past decade and a half but he
doesn't foresee any changes
But the changes in the
waterfront ordinance could
make it easier for the other
parcels surrounding that marina
to redevelop.
Caruso also insinuates that
Spehar uses an alias "only for
transactions with Safe Harbor
Marina." In fact, Spehar said,
McCarty is her legal name
since her divorce in 2005.


"Since 1 was sworn in as
Spehar, I've been encouraged
to retain it in office," she said.
But all of her personal busi-
ness, from bank accounts to
rent, is in her legal name,
McCarty, she said.
Spehar owns her liveaboard.
She calls it a "float" because it
has no motor or vehicle regis-
tration number, things that
would classify it as a boat. She
pays a tangible property tax on


it and it's classified as a "navi-
gational service to shipping"
business by the property
appraiser.
Spehar said she doesn't
understand the classification
but insists her only business is
as a county commissioner.
"I pay a residential rate for
my slip," she said. "I can't even
tie a knot, much less own some
sort of navigational business."


Summerland man dies in crash


He is struck
by Cadillac,
is 5th fatality
Keynoter Staff


A 61-year-old Summerland
Key man was killed while
crossing U.S. 1 on
Summerland Sunday night,
becoming the fifth person to
die in a Keys traffic crash this
year.
Troopers with the Florida


Highway Patrol say James
McGurn was walking west
across the highway at 7:13
p.m. when a 2000 Cadillac
driven by Donald Lowe, 83, of
Key West was heading south.
McGurn walked into the path
of the car, troopers say. and the
car swerved into the north-
bound lane.
From there, its front struck a
2008 Dodge driven by Thomas
Cooper of Pompton, N.J.
Lowe was not injured but


his 81-year-old wife Emily,
from the Keys Chorale at
Florida Keys Community
College, was a passenger and
did sustain injuries, as did the
wife of Cooper. Her first name
was not available.
At the end of January, two
people died in a Marathon
crash. Earlier that month, a
pedestrian was hit and struck
and killed by a car in the Upper
Keys. Prior to that a motorcy-
clist trying to pass traffic on
the Long Key Bridge was
struck and killed.


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Stretch boat traffic Keys college official
halted for construction named to state post


Boat traffic on the
Intracoastal Waterway through
Jewfish Creek will be halted
overnight Thursday for bridge
construction.
The closing, planned for ear-
lier this week, was delayed by
late delivery of the large support
beams, weighing about 100 tons
each.
Current plans call for the
waterway to close from 8 p.m.
Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday,
and possibly again Friday night.
A large barge-mounted crane
that will lift the beams into place
atop the 65-foot-high support
columns will effectively block
the navigation channel during
the operation, a project informa-
tion officer said.
Bad weather could cause
additional delays in the beamn
placement.


The Florida Department of
Education has selected Gary
Martin, vice provost of Florida
Keys Community College, as
the state coordinator for the
Florida Higher Education
Course Numbering System in
the area of marine technical
education.
Martin will be an advisor to
the state system about modified
curricula submitted to the state
for approval or addition.
Jill Landesberg-Boyle, col-
lege president, said, "We are
very proud of Gary's placement
on the committee and feel hon-
ored that Gary and the Florida
Keys Community College
Marine Technologies Programs
are being recognized as model
programs for the state."
Martin began serving on the
committee Feb. 1.


Murphy: Tourists pay, too


GAS TAX / From I

expense would raise an esti-
mated $1.75 million annually
and be used solely for road
and bridge repair.
According to county Public
Works Director Dent Pierce,
the county is responsible for
28 bridges and 400 miles of
road, and county funds for
repair are dwindling.
"This is a good way to raise
this money," Murphy said,
"because tourists pay a good
part of it."
"It's a rough time to talk
about this," county Mayor
Sonny McCoy said. "This is
going to have to be scrutinized
before we make any deci-
sions."
At the County Com-
mission's Feb. 20 meeting at
the Key Largo library. County
Attorney Suzanne Hutton will
ask for approval to advertise


two ordinances, one imposing
a 5-cent increase to the local-
option gas tax and the other
adding a ninth cent to another
gas tax.
Hutton said the county
imposed the first 4 cents of the
gas tax in 1983, then added 2
cents more in 1989. The other
tax, also instituted in the
1980s, applies primarily to
diesel fuel, but adding the
ninth penny would allow the
county to collect that addition-
al money on all types of vehi-
cle fuel.
The ordinances would
update the way gas taxes are
shared among the municipali-
ties, Hutton said, because
some areas have incorporated
since the taxes were last
updated.
In the proposed ordinances,
Marathon and Islamorada
have been added to Layton,
Key West and Key Colony
Beach as recipients of the


split. The county crafted
agreements with each munici-
pality after the cities lobbied
for a bigger share in 2004.
"We don't have roads in
horrible disrepair," Murphy
noted, "but we've had to go
slow on the money because
it's been disappearing. Now
that we have to share it with
the cities, I think it's very
important to do this."
In addition to the local gas
taxes, according to the Florida
Department of Revenue, for
2008, the state imposes anoth-
er 15.6 cents a gallon and the
federal government an addi-
tional 18.4 cents.



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commercially important fish species depend on healthy mangroves and salt marshes for at least . '
some part of their life cycle. In addition, mangroves protect our shorelines from erosion. Did
you know that mangroves are the best natural form of hurricane protection? They stabilize and
protect shorelines from storm surge and winds.

It is important to remember that mangroves are protected by State Law. The Florida Department
"of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulates the alteration and trimming of mangroves under
the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act. Mangrove trimming and alteration by property
owners may be performed with proper authorization. Unlawful removal or destruction of
mangroves may result in enforcement actions and fines. Please contact the FDEP before conducting any trimming of mangroves in your area. For more
information please contact the FDEP office in the Marathon Government Center at 305-289-2310 or visit the FDEP website at www.dep.state.ft.us.


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Opinion


School closure issue

gets further muddied

Caught on the horns of a dilemma, the Monroe County
School Board twisted slowly in the wind Tuesday morning.
It was not a pretty sight.
Billed as a workshop to discuss the superintendent's "Key
West Facility Recommendation," it became something much
larger than that.
Leslie Crabbs, a concerned parent with children at Sigsbee
Elementary and Horace O'Bryant Middle, sat and listened to
nearly two hours of talk, talk, talk.
Finally, she rose to speak, her voice sometimes cracking with
emotion, lamenting how the debate has "divided our commu-
nity. It's becoming Navy, Bahama Village, Conchs."
That aptly summed up the dilemma as the board wrestled
with closing a Key West school because of declining enroll-
ment and to reduce expenses.
Superintendent Randy Acevedo reminded everyone the dis-
trict faces "declining enrollment and tough fiscal times for
multiple years."
Back in December, it looked like Glynn Archer Elementary
would be the school targeted for closure; then a shift to
Sigsbee. At one point, there was even talk about closing Horace
O'Bryant and building a new K-8 campus.
The whole mess pits Old Town Bahama Villagers against
New Town Conchs and maybe even Navy families, all of
whom like having a neighborhood school.
Waiting in the wings, sat Key West Mayor Morgan
McPherson, who had sent a letter on Friday to Acevedo outlin-
ing a pledge for joint city-School District efforts that include
acquiring Glynn Archer for $5 million and deeding city-owned
property at Trumbo to the district for affordable/workforce
housing.
That would have taken the beleaguered School Board mem-
bers off the hook, since any city interest in Glynn Archer could
remove the onus from the School Board.
Only McPherson wasn't going to play that game.
"We're not going to get in the middle of [that] blood sport,"
he told the School Board. "We don't need that manipulation."
McPherson went further, noting the city has ranked possible
city-hall sites and "right now," the No. 1 site adjoins Poinciana
Elementary off Kennedy Drive - which is New Town, not Old
Town. And that will surely trigger its own round of bickering
on the City Commission, a showdown that awaits another day.
By the end of Tuesday's workshop, it was clear the School
Board hadn't yet figured out a graceful way off the horns of
their own dilemma.
What is clear is that a whole lot of people fear being gored on
this one.


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All lobster interests must get involved in process


EDITOR:
All spiny-lobster fishermen, whether sport or
commercial, must realize that the effort we now
put into fisheries management is every bit as
important as fishing effort. Coming up with
options that might be adopted to take the place of
the current trap-reductionl moratorium is going to
be very intimidating to some people because of
the diversity of issues, incomplete information
and criticism from disagreeing fishermen.
it's turning out to be a lot more complex issue
than we thought it was going to be.
First off, we must look at the diversity of the
spiny-lobster fishery, which includes traps, com-
mercial diving, recreational diving and bully nets.
We need to stop pointing fingers at one another:
it inhibits the efforts to conserve the spiny-lobster


resource. And stop causing undue friction
between all user groups.
Since the last state Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission meeting, we are work-
ing as a group with both state and federal regula-
tors to help co-manage our spiny-lobster fishery.
There are already industry-funded cooperative
research projects directed at trap movement and
damage to the reef.
The trap fishermen are stepping forward to
deal with their problems. I think it's time all lob-
ster harvesters put their differences aside and help
co-manage our lobster resource.
Anthony larocci
South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council
Grassy Key


ACLU chief to embrace freedom in Key West


EDITOR:
In December and early January, there was a
flurry of letters to the editor about Guantanamo
and torture. Clearly, opinion on these issues is
quite divided in Key West. As president of the
local chapter of the Florida American Civil
Liberties Union, 1 wish to remind everyone who
cares about Guantanamoi and about civil-rights
issues in general of our second Tuesdays for
Liberty and Justice event Feb. 19 at the Harvey


Saunders a leader
EDITOR:
Beckoning in the night during what is becom-
ing Monroe County's darkest political hour is an
individual constant in his feelings, principle and
ptipose. The long-established integrity, courage
and honor embodied in this man was recognized
many years ago by 771 Miami Herald when it
celebrated his achievement by naming him
Florida's legislator of the year.
The honorable Ron Saunders' enthusiastic and
tireless commitment to enhance the quality of
life for each one of his constituents is a recorded
fact. In and out of political office, he has never
shied away from undertaking difficult and con-
troversial issues with creative and well-thought-
out solutions. Rep. Saunders' patient, gentle and
humble spirit is anchored by his ironclad devo-
tion to utilize his legislative genius for the bene-
fit of the people he serves.
The collegial respect and trust extended to
him in Tallahassee is enormous. Rep. Saunders'
legislative demeanor and comportment are such
that he draws the best out of the people he serves
with. His cordial and respectful manner creates a
cooperative environment where the difficult task
of governing can be successfully accomplished.
Rep. Saunders has always been Monroe County's
go-to guy.
I'm certain as the desperation and despair in-
crease and begin resonating throughout the county.
he will be called upon to rescue our sinking ship.
As always, he will expeditiously lead us out of the
darkness with integrity, efficiency and honor.
John Donnelly
Key Largo


Government Center at 7:30 p.m.
At the first one Tuesday. Jamil Dakwar's
speech was titled "Guantanamo on Trial." Mr.
Dakwar xwas to answer questions on human-
rights abuses at Guantanamo and elsewhere. He
is the advocacy director and head of the ACLU's
Human Rights Program. He is one of a team of
ACLU lawyers litigating Ali v. Rumsfeld, a suit
challenging U.S. interrogation and detention
practices in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Anthony Romero, executive director of the
national ACLU. will speak and answer questions
Feb. 19. The title of his talk is "The Fight for
Freedom." Whether you have positive or negative
views of the ACLU. come and enter into a dia-
logue. Anthony Romero will accept and respond
to all questions about what our organization
stands for and fights for in the courts and through
public education. He will be questioned first by a
panel consisting of Mark Howell. Sebrina
Alfonso and Jeff Overby. and then by the public.
If you believe in what the ACLU is doing.
you will want to come to speak with and listen to
this dynamic leader. All are welcome. Come
early, as seating is limited.
Rosanne Potter
President. Keys ACLU
Key West



Letters of local interest are welcome, but
subject to editing and condensing. There is
a 400-word limit.
Letters thanking an individual are wel-
come. However, space does not permit
publication of thank-you letters consisting
of lists.
Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters
will not be published.
Include a daytime phone number
(which will not be published) where you
may be reached if there are questions
about your correspondence.
Send your letters to:
* Mail: Editor, Keynoter, RO. Box 500158,
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7


Planning Commission deaf on noise


EDITOR:
You know that we, as a communi-
ty, are in trouble when the Monroe
County Planning Commission ignores
the collective voice of an entire
neighborhood and also overrides the
recommendations of its own staff.
You know that we are in trouble
when the Planning Commission
removes an effective and successful
11-year-old resolution dealing with
noise control with such logical rea-
sons as it's noisy in my neighborhood
or you should try living in Key West
and listen to that noise.
You know that we are in trouble
when developers' rights to party on
supersede the rights of individuals to
simple peace and quiet in their own
homes.
You know that we are in trouble
when the Planning Commission
refuses to use the tools it has at its
disposal to hold developers just a lit-
tle more accountable.


You know that we are in trouble
when the Planning Commission lets
the developer self regulate its own
noise production.
You know you are in trouble when
the Plannhng Commission lets the
developer use one of the objecting
neighbor's property, obviously with-
out his permission, as a buffer zone to
their noise production.
You know you are in trouble when
the Planning Commission doesn't
know the difference between noon
and midnight.
If you have no idea what the pre-
ceding rant is about, perhaps you
should go back to sleep. If you do
have some inkling about what is
going on with this Planning
Commission of ours in this and other
matters before it, it's time to say how
did we get here and how do we get
back?
Emil Ourednik
Little Torch Key


Air charters are a good deal


EDITOR:
Thank you for your article
regarding my company, AirStar
Executive Airways at Florida Keys
Marathon Airport. I would like to
take this opportunity to clarify a
few major points.
In the article, you pointed out
that our services were "not inex-
pensive." My impression from
reading the article is that you did
not fully grasp the concepts of the
on-demand air charter business. As
an example, you cited the airfare to
Marco Island as being $700. My
feeling is that the reader would
look at this and assume that the


price is $700 per person, when in
fact the price is for the entire air-
craft. In this case, if you had six
passengers, the price per person
would be $117. Not expensive.
In addition, I would like to point
out that AirStar is not only avail-
able on very short notice, but that
we also can fly to almost any loca-
tion. We are not restricted to spe-
cific routes and schedules as the
airlines are.
I appreciate this opportunity to
express our position and we wel-
come any and all inquiries and visits.
James Baker, president
AirStar Executive Airways


Anchors Aweigh sails into new home


EDITOR:
Thank you, Key West. The
Anchors Aweigh Club has com-
pleted its much-needed repairs and
will move back to its permanent
home at 404 Virginia St. in Key
West Feb. 9.
Our thanks to the generosity of
the Monroe County School
District and Superintendent Randy
Acevedo in particular for making
the Harris School property avail-
able to us during our repairs.
These repairs have been made
possible thanks to the generous
community support of the Edward
B. Knight Foundation,
Klaus/Murphy Foundation,
Coldwell Banker Schmitt
Charitable Foundation, Rollin M.
Gerstacker Foundation, civic
groups, and anonymous donors as
well as members of Anchors


Aweigh Club.
We are grateful for the wide-
spread show of support Anchors
Aweigh has received. It so clearly
reinforces to us that the services
Anchors Aweigh provides are,
indeed, strongly valued and appre-
ciated by the community as a
whole.
This month also marks the
25th anniversary of Anchors
Aweigh. Since 1983, the club-
house has provided a safe haven
for meetings of Alcoholics
Anonymous, Narcotics
Anonymous, Al-Anon and other
12-step groups free of charge.
For more information on
Anchors Aweigh or meeting
schedules, please call 296-7888.
Board of directors
Anchors Aweigh Club
Key West


Photo by LARRY BENVENUTI

The Blessed Community Gospel Choir from Key West was among the performers at
the Bahamian festival in Marathon.

Bahamian fest made Marathon come alive


EDITOR:
Crane Point and me personally would
like to send a huge thank you to everyone
involved in making this year's Bahamian
Heritage Festival a huge success. More
than 600 people attended and the ham-
mock was alive with Bahamian music,
food art and history. The fun extended
beyond the hammock when the side of
U.S. 1 was filled with the stilt walkers,
vibrant costumes and music of the
Caribbean Queen Junkanoo Parade.
The fish-fry dinner was held in wonder-
ful weather and thank you to keynote
speaker George Born and the Blessed
Community Gospel Choir for performing.
The Stanley Switlik Elementary School
chorus performed and was a wonderful
addition to the festival. Thank you to the
school, parents and children for joining in
the fun. Thank you to Keyker's for a won-
derful fashion show on the museum deck


showcasing many gorgeous and one-of-a-
kind designs. Also thanks to Henrietta of
the Art of Baking in Key West for her
demonstration on how to make a tradition-
al guava duff.
To our sponsors, we wholeheartedly
thank them for their support: Beacon
Construction. Greater Marathon Chamber
of Commerce, Dot Palm Landscaping,
Overseas Liquors, Cristiano's Cafe &
Catering, Time Out Magazine and Sea the
World Cruises.
To all the volunteers from the commu-
nity, the Marathon Jaycees and Marathon
High School, a heartfelt thanks. Without
volunteer support, festivals like this would
never happen. We are looking forward and
planning next year's festival. Call or stop
by if you are interested in getting involved.
Laura Fowler
Crane Point Hammock
Marathon


Shelter animals appreciate support


EDITOR:
Stand Up for Animals would like to
thank our community for its tremendous
support in reaction to the proposed cancel-
lation of our animal services contract with
Monroe County. When Stand Up first
learned of this action two days prior to a
county budget hearing, the task of alerting
the community and gathering the necessary
data seemed insurmountable.
Within hours, however, a steady stream
of people began calling our office and fill-
ing the Marathon shelter, offering to help in
any way they could. At times, it seemed
like an alumni reunion, with the owners of
cats and dogs adopted from Stand Up years
ago coming forth with words of encourage-
ment. Volunteers and staff worked tirelessly


for nearly 48 hours straight. It appears these
efforts were not in vain, as the County
Commission voted in support of a three-
way division of the proposed budget cut in
order to maintain our contract.
Words cannot adequately express our
gratitude to all those who made phone calls,
wrote e-mails and appeared at the budget
meeting. All I can say is that Stand Up
promises to care for the animals entrusted
to us with the love and compassion they
deserve and that we are honored to be able
to continue to serve our friends and neigh-
bors in Monroe County.
Linda Gottwald
Executive director
Stand Up for Animals
Marathon


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Panel: Bond out $115 million for sewers


Village committee
sends proposal
to Village Council
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Islamorada should borrow "at
least" $115 million to finish local
sewer projects, says a village
advisory committee.
"We had sort of an epiphany
last week," said David Makepeace,
chairman of Islamorada's Water
Quality Improvement Citizens
Advisory Committee.
The request reaches the
Islamorada Village Council at its
5:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at
the Islamorada Fire Station at
mile marker 81.8.
Seven members of the com-
mittee that deals with. sewer and
wastewater treatment issues in
the village unanimously passed a
resolution last Wednesday calling
for Islamorada to pursue a bond
issue to cover the estimated $115
million cost of a complete munic-
ipal system.
A half-page ad placed by the


Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and the village
in the Feb. 6 Keynoter "crystal-
lized things for us." Makepeace
said.
The public-service ad warns
of the July 2010 deadline
imposed by state law for busi-
nesses and homes in the Florida
Keys to meet advanced waste-
water treatment standards.
Discussion at the advisory
committee quickly grew from
details of a planned neighbor-
hood project to the need to meet
the 2010 deadline.
"That's only 28 months
away," said committee member
Jim Rhyne. who made the motion
for the resolution. "We're saying,
look, this is serious. We're going
to run afoul of state law."
"The unwillingness to move
forward is putting us all at risk."
Rhyne said. "We're gambling
with the futures of business own-
ers and homeowners in
Islamorada. It's time to get the
political will to do something
about it."
Several years ago, an emissary
from then-Gov. Jeb Bush's office


offered a pledge that the state
would pay half the costs of sew-
ering the Keys if the local com-
munities would pay the other
half.
But state grants since have not
come close to covering the 50
percent share. Islamorada and
other local governments have
balked at paying the full cost.
"We're far beyond the point
where we can just wait for state
grants." said Rhvne, a candidate
in the upcoming Village Council
election. "It's a stinky situation
but we're behind the S ball.
Something drastic has to be


done."
Committee members fear that
violating the state law could have
immediate impacts on condo-
miniums and business that need
state licenses to operate on-site
waste treatment plants.
"They could shut us all
down." said Rhyne. a hotelier.
"We've been worried about this
for years."
"Any committee member at
that meeting would have made
the same motion," Makepeace
said. "We need a plan with
money attached to it."
A bond issue would be repaid


with an assessment on homes and
businesses linked to the sewer
system.
In other business at the council
meeting:
* Residents of the Port
Antigua subdivision will ask to
be officially designated as a
"golf-cart community" so the
electric vehicles could be used in
the Lower Matecumbe Key
neighborhood. Islamorada staff
has raised safety issues, and said
in a report that it prefers a switch
to small electric cars.
* Hear a status report on hir-
ing a new village manager.


Bank suspect returns to Keys


Franciose found
in Puerto Rico
after robbery
Keynoter Staff

A suspect in the August 2007
anmed robbery of TIB Bank in
Tavernier has been transferred to
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Kenneth Franciose. 53. was
apprehended by the FBI in Puerto
Rico in early December.
He was extradited to Monroe
County in late January and
remains jailed.
Franciose has listed an assort-
ment of addresses, including ones
in Key West, Port Charlotte and
Pennsylvania. He described him-
self as a "restaurant owner" and
"owner in Summerland Key" on
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On Aug. 21. a man who wait-
ed in the teller line at TIB in
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The amount was not released.
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Dolan-Heitlinger
says he's owed
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By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Former Keys Federal Credit
Union Chief Executive Officer
John Dolan-Heitlinger sued the
credit union Tuesday, demanding
more than $700,000 in sever-
ance, compensation and his
retirement account he was
denied after his firing Nov. 9.
Dolan-Heitlinger's attorney,
Robert Weisberg, claims the
terms of his client's contract were
violated because he wasn't given
180 days written notice before he
was fired and he didn't receive
his due severance package.
The credit union's board fired
him "for cause," but the com-
plaint argues Dolan-Heitlinger
honored his contract and was
fired without cause.
The complaint touts Dolan-
Heitlinger's accomplishments
over his 16 years at the credit
union, such as its assets growing
from $82 million in 1991 to
more than $212 million in 2007.
In September, the complaint
reads, Dolan-Heitlinger's con-
tract was renewed and his salary
was set at $207,316, plus bene-
fits.
"I was denied any opportuni-
ty to meet with the board either
prior to or after my termination,"
Dolan-Heitlinger said in a pre-
pared statement. "The credit
union has refused to pay me
what I am owed. In short, I have
been left with no alternative than
to file a lawsuit."
Board Chairman Paul
Mitchell said in November that
he couldn't disclose he reasons
for firing Dolan-Heitlinger, but
the credit union hadn't -lost any
money.
A week prior to Dolan-
Heitlinger's firing, then-Human
Resources Director and Facilities
Manager Todd German was also
fired, but given severance.
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Students to offer some 'Humanity'


Vocational
program to
build home
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

One lucky Middle Keys
family will be the proud recipi-
ent of a Habitat for Humanity
home, but this will be no ordi-
nary Habitat home.
It's planned as being built
by students at Marathon High
School.
Bruce Ferraro, president of
the group's Middle Keys chap-
ter, presented plans to the
Monroe County School Board
at its regular meeting Tuesday.
It is to be known as the
Habitech Project.
The project is unique in that
the students will actually con-
struct the three-bedroom, two-
bathroom, 1,100-square-foot
manufactured home on site at
the school's new campus.
Instructor Glenn Nakliki and
technical education coordina-
tor Mark Hooper will supervise


the project.
"We couldn't figure a way
to do it getting the kids to a
site, then comes plans for the
new high school," Ferraro said.
"A year ago we started talking
seriously about the students
building a manufactured home
inside the construction lab at
the high school."
The home will be built
according to Florida hurricane
code in four sections, which
upon completion will be rolled
out the door, picked up by a
crane, placed on a flatbed truck
and taken to a yet-to-be-deter-
mined site.
Hooper said plans for the
school's Architectural,
Construction and Engineering
Academy were altered, includ-
ing a larger entry, to accom . _)-
date the project. He said no
expense was spared in equip-
ping the lab.
"We had to have a larger
door, but it made sense because
of our goal. It's a win-win for
everyone. The community ben-
efits and the students benefit."


Hooper said.
Hooper said the target date
to complete the Hlabitech house
is June 2009 - in plenty of
time for the recipient family to
contribute the required sweat
equity - 500 hours of work -
to the project.
"We're not looking to build
this for speed, we're looking to
do it so the students know what
they're doing," he said. "We're
trying to draw all different
facets of construction into this
house so it covers a vast array
of career paths."
Ferraro said a variety of dif-
ferent contractors, from plumb-
ing to electrical, have volun-
teered to help. The idea, he
said, will be for the contractors
to interact with students inter-
ested in pursuing their trade in
the future.
"Now they're teaching the
kids who are their future hiring
pool. They'll be working with
them side by side," Ferraro
said.
Plans for the home have
already been drawn and sent to
Tallahassee for approval.
Ferraro and Hooper said they


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Marathon City Council to
request a building permit allo-
cation be set aside for the
home.
Schools Superintendent
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some minor hurdles will have
to be negotiated, the project is
"an exciting opportunity for
the students."


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bility [and] there's going to
have to be some warranty peri-
od on the workmanship, but
we're going to make sure it
passes inspection before it
leaves the building," he said.
"Any kind of scenario, we're
committed to getting the job
done."


Keys briefs


Four re-elected
at electric co-op

Incumbents Jim Boilini, Craig
Belcher. H.B. Barrett and
Michael Puto have been re-elect-
ed to serve three-year terms on
the Florida Keys Electric
Cooperative board when no one
filed to run against them.
Boilini represents District 1,
Key Largo, and was originally
appointed in 2004 to fill a vacant
seat. In 2005 he was elected to
serve a full three-year term.
Belcher represents District 2,
Tavemier. He was re-elected in
2005 after resigning at the end of
2003 when he sold his home in
Key Largo and moved to
Tavemier. Directors must live in
the district they are elected to
represent.
Barrett represents District 3,
Islamorada. He was originally
elected in 2002 and re-elected in
2005.
Puto represents District 4,
Marathon. He has been a director
since 1993 and is the longest
serving member of the board.


The co-op is a member-owned
utility serving customers from
the Seven Mile Bridge to the
Miami-Dade County line.

Man allegedly steals
gun from cousin

A Stock Island man was jailed
Monday for allegedly burglariz-
ing a house and stealing a hand-
gun, thus committing armed bur-
glary, according to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
The break-in took place Feb.
6 at a Roberta Street house. The
victim reported he returned home
at 3 p.m. to find someone forced
the door open to his trailer and
took a handgun, jewelry and
cash. He told Deputy Kim
Trullender the only one who
knew where to find the cash
besides him and his wife was his
wife's cousin, Orestes Ferrer, 21,
Deputy Becky Herrin said.
After an interview with
Detective Juan Llera, Ferrer
reportedly admitted taking the
gun but not the cash or jewelry.


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Convicted thief
doing 3 years
in state prison
By RYAN McCARTHY
nnicairlihy@ keylnoter.comr

Lobster dinners can be pretty
costly these days - but Keys
resident Javier Nodal is paying
much more than market rate.
Nodal pleaded guilty to
molesting crawfish traps, fleeing
and eluding a vessel and
obstructing an officer without
violence, for which he was sen-
tenced to three years in state
prison. He's been serving that
sentence since July 2, 2007.
On Monday. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission Officer Jimmy Johnson
finally was able to return those
traps to their rightful owners,
James Parker and Wayne
Disdier.
Johnson said FWC pilot John
Murphy observed Nodal pulling
commercial traps near Galdin
Key on the bayside of Sugarloaf
Key at mile marker 17. Murphy
called it in to Johnson, who
eventually detained him with
another officer.
"The case is extremely diffi-
cult to make and the pilot was
instrumental. We knew the guy
was out there working, but we
didn't know when or where."
Johnson said. "He was in a small


skiff with a single outboard
engine and when he saw it was
us he took off and we were able
to apprehend him."
Both Parker and Disdier
attended every hearing Nodal
had and said receiving their traps
back was not important in the
least.
Trap-robbing "is something
that goes on in this industry, but
hopefully the more people get
prosecuted, the less it will hap-
pen," Ben Disdier, Wayne's son
and partner, said. "We appreciate
the work done by FWC officers,
the State Attorney's Office and
the judge in the case."


Commercial
fishermen Ben
and Wayne
Disdier (left) and
James Parker
(right) receive
their lobster traps
back from
Florida Fish and
Wildlife
Conservation
Commission
Officer Jimmy
Johnson. The
traps were
evidence in the
case against
Javier Nodal.

Keynoter photo by
RYAN McCARTHY


Parker said he had caught
Nodal pulling his traps before
and that incidents have been on
the decline since his arrest.
"It hasn't happened much at
all; I think we caught the culprits
who were doing it," he said. "We
were at court every time he went
just to make sure he didn't slip
through the cracks."
Johnson said a trap costs
about $80 to replace, but it's
what's inside them that matters.
"It's not different than going
into Tom Thumb and reaching in
the cash register and taking cash
and walking out," he said.


Sanctuary council meets Tuesday


Technical stuff
makes up most
of the agenda
Keynoter Staff

A proposed system to identify
"coral reef biological criteria"
will be outlined at Tuesday's
meeting of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council.
Patricia Bradley, an official
with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, speaks to the
sanctuary council on what exact-
ly is "biocriteria."
The EPA describes biocriteria
as a management tool to assess
the health of an aquatic ecosys-
tem. Various biological elements


can be listed in a numeric value
or described in.a narrative.
"Rigorous biological assess-
ments are needed to identify
metrics for a monitoring pro-
gram and to set expectations for
the water body," says an EPA
report. "These are used to devel-
op a scoring system to indicate
the health of the water body."
The assessments can then be
compared over time to gauge the
decline or improvement of a
reef's health.
Later in the morning session,
Jon Fajans of the Florida
Institute of Oceanography will
update the council on the
Sustained Ecological
Assessment of the Florida Keys
Seascape project.


Alison Higgins of Florida
Keys Green Living and Energy
Education will discuss local
groups actively involved in envi-
ronmental education and out-
reach efforts.
Sanctuary staff officials will
update members on ongoing
efforts in the sanctuary, includ-
ing the Ecosystem Restoration
Working Group.
Public comment periods are
scheduled for approximately 10
a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The meeting is open to the
public at the Marathon Garden
Club, 5270 Overseas Highway,
beginning at 9 a.m.
The Sanctuary Advisory
Council was created to keep
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S^ briefs

Two sessions focus
on housing study
Ned Murray from the
Metropolitan Center at Florida
International University, who
authored a study that illuminates
the housing shortage in Monroe
County, will discuss the study's
findings at briefings at 8:30 a.m.
Friday at Coral Shores High
School's auditorium and 8:30
a.m. Feb. 22 at Key Colony
Beach City Hall.
The study is sponsored by the
Partnership for Community Hous-
ing. According to Partnership
Chairman Ed Block, the intent of
the study is to build a database
that will identify what kind of
housing at what prices may need
to be created to serve all munici-
palities in Monroe County.
CDs of the full study will be
available at the briefings at mini-
mal cost, as well as free printed
copies of the study summary. To
reserve a spot at the free one-
hour briefings, which are spon-
sored by Leadership Monroe
County, send an e-mail to
info@leadershipmonroecounty
.org or call 289-9400.

Woman falls three
stories off resort
A West Palm Beach woman
was in critical condition at press
time Tuesday after being operat-
ed on for injuries she sustained in
a fall from a third-story balcony
at Holiday Isle Resort in
Islamorada.
Deputies with the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office respond-
ed to the call at 3:20 a.m. When
they arrived, they found Donna
Gornto, 52, injured. She had
somehow fallen from a balcony
on the third floor. She'd been
staying at the resort with her
boyfriend and 12-year-old son.
The boyfriend, Cyrille
Wendling, 49, told deputies that
after they went to sleep, he woke
up once and saw that she'd
moved from the bed he was in to
her son's bed. He said he went
back to sleep, then woke up
again to find her gone.
He said he noticed the balcony
door was slightly open so he went
out to look for her there, and saw
her on the sidewalk below. He
told the son to call 911.
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More budget cuts coming


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

While the Monroe County
Commission still hopes to shave
close to $2 million more off this
year's expenses, it's readying to
look at ways to roll back spend-
ing for 2009.
The current year's general
operating budget is $79.1 mil-
lion. Acting County
Administrator Debbie Frederick
is asking the commission to
approve a March 27 special
meeting to make some deci-
sions on next year's spending.
Under the potential cuts, the
county's Technical Services
Department would be required
to cut $300,000 from its current
operating budget of $2.1 mil-
lion.
That department expanded
tremendously under former
County Administrator Tom
Willi. The growth, though, has
provided 21st Century technol-
ogy that puts county govern-
ment at its residents' fingertips,
according to Willi.
Probably the most popular of
those technical innovations is
the live Web streaming of


County Commission and
Planning Commission meet-
ings. They can be watched live
on a computer, and the meetings
are archived so anyone with an
Internet connection can watch
one after it's happened.
According to county records,
people have watched more than
5,300 hours of commission
meetings the past year, either
live or from the archives. The
popularity of the feature has
steadily increased.
In January 2007, people
watched 228 hours of live coun-
ty streaming. This past January,
557 hours worth of meetings
were watched.
Since everything's on the
table, there's a chance this pop-
ular feature could be lost,
though Frederick says there has
not yet been a proposal to cut it.
Among other cuts under con-
sideration are several nonprofit
agencies that are funded outside
of the, county's Health and
Human Services Advisory
Board. Right around $1 million
annually goes to nonprofits,
funded separately from money


divvied up by the advisory
board including the Rural
Health Network, the YMCA,
summer recreation programs
and wildlife rescue programs.
Some of the other reductions
proposed for 2009 include:
* Community Services,
$902.000.
* Public Works, $8 18.000.
* Growth Management,
$140,000.
* Housing and Community
Development, $93,000.
* Employee services,
$50,000.
* Guardian Ad Litem
Program, $39,000.
* Veterans Affairs, $12,000.
Frederick is also recom-
mending the County
Commission take a look at
rolling back funding for the
Jacob's Aquatic Center in the
Upper Keys by $45,000 annual-
ly. Each year since 2005 the
county has paid $225,000
toward the pool's upkeep.
In addition, the county will
be looking at cutting funding
for the health department by
anywhere from $127.000 to
$296.000. County funding is set
at $638.000.


Mauldin could be


leaving Key West


By KYLE TEAL
ktcal@keynoter.com

Key West Police Chief Bill
Mauldin, who was short-listed
for the position of Columbia,
S.C., top cop last week, said he
has "no great desire to leave Key
West."
Mauldin returned to the island
Wednesday after interviewing
with Columbia city officials in
South Carolina.
He wrote in an e-mail to Key
West city staff Saturday: "Over
the next couple of days Columbia
will be looking at me and I'll be
looking at it. A decision should
be forthcoming within the next
several weeks and I will keep you
informed regarding my deci-
sion."
Last fall, Columbia Police
Chief Dean Crisp announced his
retirement, prompting 37 appli-
cants, which were narrowed to
the remaining five. They; are
Mauldin, originally from South
Carolina; a police chief from
Georgia; another from Shelby,
N.C.; a deputy. chief in Richland
County, S.C.; and a 37-year vet-
Seran of Columbia's department.
Mauldin said he graduated
from the University of South
Carolina in Columbia with a
bachelor's degree in political sci-
ence and a master's in manage-


ment from Webster University in
St. Louis, Mo.
While in the U.S. Air Force,
Mauldin oversaw three offices
and worked for two years with
the International Association of
Chiefs of Police as its director of
international programs. He was
also the police chief of
Blacksburg, S.C., for a year.
Columbia has a population of
around 120,000. Key West is
around 25,000.
Key West City Manager Jim
Scholl said Mauldin's interest in
other opportunities "is quite nor-
mal. I think people are always
looking at other jobs and oppor-
tunities."
"The chief and I have a very
professional relationship,"
Scholl said. "He's very respon-
sive and very supportive."
Mauldin's been chief since
April 15, 2005. He's recently
faced dissention within and out-
side the department. Since mid-
September, it's been hit with four
lawsuits, two of which were filed
by its own officers.
Mauldin makes $122,818.80
annually, after an across-the-
board raise was given to city
employees Oct 1. according to
the Human Resources Depart-
ment.


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This is one long commute


Keys veterinarian
off to Antarctica
for teaching gig
By RYAN McCARTHY
nnccarthy@keynoter.com

Keys veterinarian Doug
Mader is taking continuing
education to a new level this
week, as he'll lead a group of
28 colleagues all the way to
Antarctica from today through
Feb. 26.
In partnership with the
North America Veterinary
Conference, Mader and
wildlife biologist Carol
Walton will teach the veteri-
narians about a variety of
Antarctic wildlife. Walton
lives and works in Antarctica.
The sole purpose of the
Veterinary Conference, which
just celebrated its 25th
anniversary, is continuing
education for professionals.
"It's the largest conference
in the world in terms of teach-
ing veterinary medicine,"
Mader said.
The students will partici-
pate in daily field trips to visit
penguin colonies, shore birds,
seals and do whale watching.
Walton ""is going to take
them out and teach them biol-
ogy and I do lectures on medi-
cine in the evenings. I'm also
going to cover the effects of
oil on wildlife and stranding
of dolphins and whales,"
Mader said.
But there is no telling when
these lectures will take place.
With weather constantly in
flux on the continent, Mader
said field trips could be taken
any time.
"It's light almost 24 hours a
day now because it's summer,
so if it's nice and it's 4 a.m.,
we go out. You have to catch it
when the weather is right," he
said. "Weather down there this
time of year can be anything


from 40 to 50
[degrees and
sunny to
[w i n d s
blo w in
almost gale
force with a
minus i s-2 0 -
degree wind
" chill."
MADER Ma d e r
owns the
Marathon Veterinary Hospital
and said his training is in zoo
animal medicine. He has
worked with penguins, dol-
phins and whales, among
other animals, at zoos in
California.
Mader has done several
trips like this before in Central
and South America, where he
lectured on birds, reptiles and
monkeys, but said this will be
a first for him.
He must love his work, too
- the travel schedule alone is
enough to deter almost anyone
from making the journey to
Antarctica.


Mader will take various
flights and bus trips over a
two-day period before board-
ing a ship in Ushuaia,
Argentina, to cross the Drake
Passage. The 30-hour voyage
through the passage is notori-
ously rough, with waves
known to reach 50 to 60 feet
high.
But Mader said he won't let
the long hours of travel deter
his enthusiasm.
"I think it's going to be the
trip of a lifetime, one of those
things where you come back
with an appreciation of
nature," he said.
Mader will post a
daily blog - weather permit-
ting - on behalf of the
Veterinary Conference jour-
nal, Clinician's Brief. You can
access the blog, which he said
would be up and running by
Friday or Saturday, at
www.cliniciansbrief.com/
Antarctica.aspx.
The Marathon Veterinary
Hospital will remain open in
Mader's absence.


,, . briefs


TraumaStar makes
landing on Boot Key

The TraumaStar helicopter
medical transport had an
unusual stop Saturday - Boot
Key in Marathon to pick up a
man suffering from an illness
in unusual circumstances,
according to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin said
the man, whose name was not
released, called dispatchers at
11:50 a.m. to say he needed
help but was losing conscious-
ness and was disoriented. He
couldn't give them his loca-
tion.


Because the Boot Key
Bridge is no longer accessible
by motor vehicle, two Monroe
County Fire Rescue para-
medics jumped on a couple of
bicycles, took some medical
packs with them and headed
over the bridge to look for
him. The TraumaStar crew on
duty was monitoring radio
traffic and said they would
take off and look for the man
and pick him up if they could.
Both the paramedics and
TraumaStar crew found him.
The helicopter was able to
land on Boot Key, pick him up
and fly him the short distance
to Fishermen's Hospital in
Marathon for treatment.


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Housing cuts worry officials


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


Gov. Charlie Crist's proposed
2008-09 budget includes a $72.6
million cut in funding for afford-
able housing programs across the
state - a suggestion creating
panic among state and Key West
housing officials.
"It's going to hurt all housing
in Florida," said Jaimie Ross,
affordable-housing director of
1,000 Friends of Florida.
On top of that suggested 18.6
percent cut in housing funds for
this fiscal year, at least $180 mil-
lion more could be transferred
from housing trust funds to gen-
eral revenue expenses, which can
be used for anything.
It all depends on whether the
Legislature, which meets March
4, passes Crist's recommended
$70 billion budget.
In the eyes of city officials,
perhaps the most devastating
blow would be terminating $62.4


million in the Community
Workforce Housing Innovation
Pilot Program, or CWHIP.
This year, there are two appli-
cations submitted by Key West
housing entities now being
reviewed by the Florida Housing
Finance Corp., which administers
the CWHIP funds.
That funding source, approved
by lawmakers in 2006, requires
half the projects approved go to
housing police officers, health-
care employees, builders, educa-
tors and other middle class work-
ers.
The $15 million funding pool
for extremely-low-income resi-
dents would also be completely
eliminated, according to city offi-
cials.
If Crist's proposed budget is
approved, Key West would have
to seek other available funding
sources.
"It hurts," said Manuel


JUST RESCUED: Marcelino Acosta Jr., a volunteer from
Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue, was at the No Name Bridge
last Wednesday checking out the fishing status and
noticed seagulls and pelicans attacking a baby sea
turtle. He knew something was wrong and brought it to
the rescue center on Big Pine, from where the baby
loggerhead was immediately transported to the
Marathon Turtle Hospital for treatment.


Castillo, Key West Housing
Authority director. "We'll lobby
and do what we can to keep the
funding."
Florida Housing programs
such as the State Apartment
Incentives Loan, or SAIL, would
receive a previously allocated
$70.5 million: the State Housing
Initiatives Partnership for home-
less programs would receive $5.9
million: and the Homeownership
Assistance Program would be
one of the only funds to receive
more money, jumping from $10
million to $75 million.
That program provides down-
payment relief for potential buy-
ers. For Monroe County, it would
apply to buyers at or below 140
percent of the area median
income, $54.900.
But none of the alternative
funding sources could fulfill the
low-income housing goals of
CWHIP. Castillo said.
State Rep. Ron Saunders says
Crist is "painting a rosy picture"
with what he's proposed, and that
"he really didn't cut a lot."
He's reintroducing a bill to
eliminate a cap on Sadowski
Workforce Housing Coalition
funds, which includes every
major housing constituency in the
state. The bill, which "probably
won't pass." Saunders warned.
would reduce losses from hous-
ing-specific revenue the governor
wants to divert to general revenue
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"Chicago To Canton" By Michael Williams - Edited by Wayne Williams - Solution in the Feb. 6 L 'Attitudes.


S obituaries


ACROSS
1 With 127A, Bear in
Canton since 1993
7 Handle capably
12 Droop
16 Ernie of the PGA
19 Take for granted
20 Nine: pref.
21 Type of navigation
system
23 Make additional cuts
24 Bear in Canton
since 1963
26 Host of a '70s vari-
ety series
28 Brand name on cakes
29 Listening device
32 Inside: pref.
33 Of bristles
35 Hermits
36 Quickly!
38 Long, thin fish
40 Chicken caller
42 Vesicle
43 Called (archaic)
45 Extinct bird of New
Zealand
47 Any individual
50 salts
52 C&W fan's channel
54 Soup scoop
55 When it's light out
58 "The Thieving
Magpie" composer
60 Pink color
62 Wedge-shaped piece
63 Non-network station
64 Diarist Nin
65 Wailed
67 End of a buck?


68 -Magnon
69 Charles II's lover Nell
70 Bear in Canton
since 1963
72 Related (to)
73 Go, in Glasgow
74 Pops
75 Intervene
76 Kind of cigar or sandwich
77 Goof
78 Lilly or Wallach
79 Main Street structure
80 Small sphere
82 Deg. with teeth
83 Taiwan Strait Islands
85 RPM part
86 Israeli seaport
87 Gambling
89 Grad. deg.
91 Russian drinks
94 Slangy negative
97 Robert and Alan
99 Yen
101 Continental cash
102 Sports venues
105 Flags
107 Jedi teacher
109 Half of B.S.
110 Mid-ocean
112 Work by Horace
115 Bear in Canton
since 1998
117 Whole lot
121 Partly
122 Roofing material
123 Cosmopolitan
124 Confirmed
125 Blue-green color
126 Mighty mount
127 See 1A


DOWN
1 Simple card game
2 Peer Gynt's mother
3 D-Day craft
4 Greensward
5 French writer Zola
6 "Bronco Buster"
sculptor
7 Destructive caterpillar
8 Calvary inscription
9 Tautomeric compounds
10 Filmed, slangily
11 Badlands states
12 Take first place
13 Claire and Balin
14 Authorized by law
15 Cornwall town
16 Anthony of
"Hawaiian Eye"
17 NBA team
18 Crafty to the max
22 Hypnotic state
25 Streaking
27 School org.
29 Hound sound
30 Trojans of sports
31 Bear in Canton
since 1977
34 "Champagne
Tony" of golf
37 Stomach enzyme
39 Mia Hamm's game
41 Bear in Canton
since 1963
44 Greek letters
46 .In the company of
48 Medleys
49 Moses's mount
51 Bear in Canton
since 1988


53 Christmas star's place
55 Bear in Canton
since 1979
56 Of an entrance court
57 Actress de Carlo
58 Tattered
59 Ahead
61 Sticks
66 Dawn goddess
67 Mr. Baba
70 Festive events
71 Quick impression
72 Daybreak song
74 Actress Moore
76 Neighbor of N.Mex.
79 Daytime timepiece
81 Was extravagant
84 Riverbed deposit
87 French city in Bretagne
88 Attics
90 Tearless
92 Circle segment
93 _-disant (so-called)
94 Judd and Campbell
95 Sempervivum
96 Sneak a look
98 Part of a sonnet
100 Acquired
103 Selling point
104 Cast net
106 Let live
108 Legend automaker
111 Latin handle
113 Caen's river
114 "Dear" columnist
116. Solidify
118 Love-handles content
119 One in Toledo
120 Sportscaster Berman


Jacqueline Clapper
Jacqueline "Jackie" Fay
Clapper, 68, of Rhinelander, Wis.,
and formerly of Marathon, died
Feb. 9 at her home surrounded
by her family.
She was born June 24, 1939,
to John and Cecelia (Larson)
Finley in Chicago, Ill. She gradu-
ated from South Shore High
School in 1957, then attended
the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, graduating in 1961.
She was a member of the Delta
Delta Delta Sorority. In 1972, she
moved to Bundy, Wis., then to
Florida, where she worked for
the Keynoter for 10 years in
Marathon.
Upon returning to Bundy, she
worked for the Rhinelander Daily
News for 15 years. She enjoyed
singing with the Bundy Bible
Bunch and being a member of
the Rhinelander Choraliers.

Homer Cook
Dr. Homer E. Cook, 91, died
Feb. 5 at Hospice House in
Anderson, S.C., following a brief
hospitalization.
He and his wife of nearly 58
years, the late Dr. Caroline
Sanford Cook, were longtime
residents of Somerville, N.J.,
before retiring full-time to their
Marathon home in 1979.
Dr. Cook was born Nov. 14,
1916, in Edina, Mo. He began his
professional education at
Missouri Valley College and the
University of Missouri before
earning his medical degree from
Hahnemann Medical College in
Philadelphia. He served in the
U.S. Navy during World War II,
seeing active duty as senior
medical officer on a destroyer in
the Pacific. He was a life mem-


ber of the American Legion.
During his 33-year obstetrical
practice in Somerville and
Bridgewater, N.J., he delivered
more than 5,800 babies. A mem-
ber of the medical staff at
Somerset Medical Center, his
service included terms as head
of obstetrics and gynecology,
and president of the medical
staff. He was also a past presi-
dent of the Somerset County
Medical Society. He was a
Fellow of the American College
of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Community activities includ-
ed membership on the
Somerville Board of Education,
Somerville Kiwanis Club and
Somerville Area Chamber of
Commerce. He also was a dea-
con and elder at the First Dutch
Reformed Church.
In the Keys, Dr. Cook loved
fishing in his Boston Whaler. He
pursued second careers in
Marathon as a Realtor and Ace
Hardware salesman. He and his
wife were active members of
Presbyterian Kirk of the Keys and,
among his community activities,
he served on the Older
Americans Advisory Board.
He is survived by daughter
Martha Trunnell and husband
Gary of Liberty, S.C.; sons
George Cook and wife Barbara
of Bridgewater, N.J., John Cook
and wife Debra of Newton, N.J.;
sister Mary Elizabeth Jack and
husband Arch of Oklahoma
City; six grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at
the lake this summer.
Memorial donations can be
made to Presbyterian Kirk of the
Keys or the charity of the donors'
choice.


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.briefs


Seminar looks at
reverse mortgages

The Marathon and
Lower Keys Association of
Realtors is conducting a
free seminar about reverse
mortgages aimed at those
who are at least 62 and
own their own homes.
The Feb. 22 session is
from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the
association's office, 5800
Overseas Highway, No.
15, Marathon, and led
by Melissa Gr.ady, a
local reverse-mortgage
specialist.
Topics will include
what is a reverse mort-
gage, how much money
can you get, the pros and
cons of a reverse mort-
gage, and reverse-mort-
gage scams and how to
avoid them.
RSVP to 743-2485.

Vote on directors
planned April 30

The annual meeting of
the members of Keys
Federal Credit Union is
scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
April 30 at the credit
union at 553 Peary Court
Road, Key West.
Among matters to be
considered are electing
three directors each to
three-year terms. The
Nominating Committee
has recommended Mark
Hyatt, developer for Hyatt
and Hyatt Inc.; Cris Waite-
Morgan, vice president and
controller for Spottswood
Cos.; and Claude Gardner
Jr., commercial real estate
broker at Prudential
Knight & Gardner Realty.
Additionally, nomina-
tions can be made by peti-
tion signed by at least 138
members of the credit
union. Each nominee by
petition must submit a
statement of qualifications
and biographical data with
the petition. The closing
date for receipt of nomi-
nees by petition is
March 13.


New ship rule blasted


It could mean
end of business
for Key West
Associated Press

Portland's gleaming. $21 mil-
lion terminal for cruise ships and
ferries will open this spring.
Another $7 million berth built to
accommodate the world's largest
cruise ships will follow next
year.


There's one problem.
Because of a proposed
change in federal rules, the city
that's banking on cruise ships
and their passengers to pump
millions of dollars into its econ-
omy is now wondering how
many, if any, cruise ships will be
calling this summer.
A-U.S. Customs and Border
Protection proposal would
require foreign-flagged cruise
ships that depart from a U.S.


BUSNES SPTLIHT


port to spend 48 hours in a for-
eign port. It would also require
them to spend more than 24
hours in a foreign port for every
two days in a U.S. port.
More time in foreign ports
would mean less in U.S. ports,
and fewer tourists to spill out of
the ships and spend money in
places like Portland - and Key
West.
The proposed change is
aimed at helping U.S.-flagged


See CRUISE / 20


New state fund created


It's alternative
to the troubled
Investment Pool
Associated Press

Local governments in Florida
that are disgruntled with a state-
run pool that invests their cash
now have an alternative: A fund
that promises to avoid some
types of securities that were


downgraded and caused a run on
the state pool last year.
The Florida Surplus Asset
Fund Trust began operations
Thursday as 17 entities known
as Community Development
Districts invested $775,000 in
the new pool, said Chris
Blackwood of Davidson Fixed
Income Management, which is
running the fund.
Community Development


Districts have taxing and bond-
ing authority and function as a
limited local governing body for
a development. About a dozen
more local governments are
planning to park at least some of
their cash in the pool,
Blackwood said.
Davidson officials say the
new trust won't invest in certain
kinds of securities backed by
mortgages like the ones that

See FINANCE / 20.


Exotic Island

Decor and Gifts
Mile marker 103
Indonesia has come to the
Upper Keys with the open-
ing of Exotic island Decor
and Gifts in Central Plaza
(mile marker 103) in Key
Largo. Mia Berry and Tania
Metzger, owners of Sea
Dragon Exotic Island Decor
in Islamorada, have joined
forces with a new partner,
Joane Kaczka, to fill the new
store with treasures from
around the world.
Metzger and Berry travel
to Bali once a year searching
for one-of-a-kind items such
as the ornate doorway turned
mirror on the wall behind
their front counter.
"We actually go into
places where there's no elec-
tricity, and we have to use
flashlights to find these
funky and unusual pieces,"
Berry said.
At the new store, details
like silk pillows covered in
shells, coral-shaped lamps,
nautical glassware and large
shell prints create a tropical
feel. They have added many
more gift items such as can-
dles, dinnerware, picture
frames and coffee table
books on every type of
decor.
Metzger stressed they
have a commitment to incor-
porating more eco-friendly
items into their collection
such as the sofa made of
woven banana leaf.
Exotic Island D6cor and
Gifts is open 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. daily (sometimes later
Friday and Saturday). Call
451-4140.
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2007 MEEKS WINNER: TIB Bank of the Keys has honored Vicki Walker, assistant vice president
and corporate secretary, with its 2007 Ken Meeks Award, named for the bank's founding
chairman. Each year the award is presented to the employee who best exemplifies
excellence and commitment to the bank, its customers and community. Walker received a
wall plaque, a bust of Meeks to display in her office for a year, a one-week paid vacation
and $1,500.


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Business


Customs getting an earful, considering all opinions


CRUISE / From 19

cruise ships based in Hawaii to
compete against foreign cruise
ships sailing from California by
reducing the foreign ships' time
in the islands. It would close a
loophole that allowed foreign-
flagged ships to sail from U.S.
ports to Hawaii by stopping
briefly in Mexico on the way.
Critics say the sweeping
change will imperil hundreds of
millions of dollars in revenues
and port improvements on the
mainland U.S.
The Cruise Lines Inter-


national Association, which rep-
resents 24 operators including
Carnival Cruise Lines. Celebrity
Cruises. Holland America Line
and Royal Caribbean
International, warns that about
10 million U.S. vacationers
stand to have their cruises
altered or canceled unless the
federal proposal is changed.
Under the proposal, Key West
could get skipped altogether by
cruise ships traveling from
Florida's mainland to the
Caribbean - and that would
give the city a huge financial hit
because it depends on passenger
fees as part of its annual budget.


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Customs and Border
Protection acknowledges that it
didn't foresee all of the potential
ramifications of the change,
which was intended to protect
two Norwegian Cruise Line
ships that fly the U.S. flag in
Hawaii. Rival foreign-flagged
competitors based in Los
Angeles and San Diego stop
briefly in Ensenada, Mexico.
before traveling to Hawaii.
The agency's solution to help
NCL America was a new inter-
pretation of the 122-year-old
Passenger Vessel Services Act. a
federal law that forbids foreign-
flagged vessels from transport-


ing passengers directly between
U.S. ports. To meet the federal
requirement, those ships must
make a foreign port call as part
of their cruise itinerary.
The agency's new interpreta-
tion defines a foreign port call as
a 48-hour layover, putting a
crimp in the itinerary of foreign-
flagged ships.
Glen Vereb. chief of cargo
security, carriers and immigra-
tion for Customs and Border
Protection, said the agency is
reviewing more than 1.000 com-
ments. many opposed to the
change.
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now. I'm not quite sure where
we're going to end with this, but
people have certainly made their
opinions loud and clear," he
said. "We're taking all of those
opinions into account here in
making our final rule."


New pool

is created

FINANCE / From 19

caused the problems for the
state-run Local Government
Investment Pool.
Amid the troubles in the sub-
prime mortgage market, ratings
agencies lost confidence in the
securities, and the downgrades
led several local governments to
pull money out. The run led
access to the pool to be shut down
for a time, and when it reopened
withdrawals were limited.
The State Board of Admin-
istration, the state agency that
runs the pool. is conducting an
audit on the run. Local govern-
ments have been slowly putting
money back into the pool. and it
closed Wednesday with a $8.6
billion in the fund.
Still, the new Davidson fund
is touting itself as a less risky
alternative. focusing on the
safety of the principal invest-
ments, daily liquidity and trans-
parency of its operations, ahead
of earning a high yield.
SBA officials didn't immedi-
ately return a call for comment.

briefs


Sikirica earns
CSA designation

Patricia Sikirica, a Keys-
based reverse mortgage con-
sultant with the Miami office of
Stockturn Turner and Co., has
completed a comprehensive
course through the Society of
Certified Senior Advisors and
earned the designation of
Certified Senior Advisor
(CSA).
As a CSA. Sikirica will par-
ticipate in continuing education
that emphasizes ethical selling
and business practices and vol-
unteer service specific to
seniors.


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Living


Wednesday, February 13, 2008
KEYNOTER


briefs


Backyard Bird Count
set for Saturday

Millions of novice and
accomplished bird watchers
can make their fascination
with nature count for science
and the future during the
11th annual Great Backyard
Bird Count, led by Audubon
and the Comell Lab of
Ornithology.
Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon is offering a work-
shop Friday from 6 to 7:30
p.m. for anyone interested in
becoming a better bird watch-
er. People can also sign up to
be part of Crane Point's Bird
Count to be held Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People are invited to
count birds either at Crane
Point or in their own favorite
outdoor area and enter their
tallies online at www.bird
count.org. The reports cre-
ate a real-time picture of
where birds are across the
continent and contribute
valuable information for sci-
ence and conservation.
For more information, call
Elizabeth Moore at 743-3900.

Firefighters hold
annual barbecue

The Sugarloaf Key
Volunteer Fire Department is
holding its 42nd annual fish-
fry fundraiser Sunday from
noon until 5 p.m. at the
Sugarloaf Key Volunteer Fire
Department, mile marker 17.
Lunch includes your
choice of fried fish or barbe-
cue chicken with all the sides
for $12; hot dogs are free for
kids under 10.
Musicians expected are
Terry Cassidy, the Mile
Marker 24 Band and More
than 4. There will also be
beer, wine and a silent auc-
tion and a variety of raffles.
Raffle tickets are now on
sale for a two-night stay at
Little Palm Island. They're
$20 each; the prize is valued
at more than $2,200.
Call Irma at 797-9140 or
Lora at 394-3991 for further
information.


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Keynoter photos by KYLE TEAL
Collector Alejandro Pascual holds up the first stamp of the
Confederacy.


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Alejandro Pascual's collection can be viewed at the San
Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St., Key West.


History lessons through stamps


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


For an 11-year-old Alejandro
Pascual, the fortress of education
wasn't a classroom but the bed-
room of his family's Cuba home,
where his worldly curiosity was
stirred by a budding stamp col-
lection.
Now a 57-year-old volunteer
at the San Carlos Institute in Key
West, Pascual's collection has
developed into a worldwide his-
tory lesson.
As a member of the American
and Cuban philatelic societies,
Pascual says he hunts down
Cuban stamps and the first
stamps printed in a country.
Pascual has about all of them,
and starting Saturday from 1 to, 5


Key Wester's collection


opens up the world


p.m., guests of the San Carlos
can check out his collection
upon request. With the free
viewing comes Pascual's history
lesson, worthy of its own half-
hour show on the Discovery
Channel.
"Not only will 1 satisfy my
need to talk," he said. "But peo-
ple can get a lot of information."
Growing up in Cardenas,
Cuba, a neighbor gave him
stamps one day, making him
"very curious of their content.
"Each stamp could lake you
to an endless road of learning,"
he said.


Many children in Cardenas
collected stamps, he said, as
freedom to do much else was
starting to dwindle - perhaps
why China boasts the largest
amount of collectors in the
world, he said.
When the Communist Party
of Cuba grew in the early 1960s,
a prepubescent Pascual was
often berated or suspended by
teachers for expressing his belief
in God and refusing to stand for
the communist anthem in the
mornings.
"We saw how we began to be
controlled," Pascual said. "You
couldn't say what you believed
ianymo're."


With stricter rules, he also
had difficulty mailing letters to
people across the world to gath-
er more stamps.
His parents agreed it would
be best to send their son into the
exodus of Cuban children bound
for Mexico or the U.S.
Alejandro was concerned
about his stamps, as the Cuban
government seized refugees'
property upon leaving the island.
So with the help of his father,
he made an identical duplication
of the book of stamps, handing
that one to Fidel Castro's minion
and hiding the other one in
Havana. where it remains today.
Making his way to the states
gave him an opportunity to start
his collection again. And that he

See STAMPS / 25


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Keys Living


JUST MARRIED: Brian Bourne and Kelly Nichols were
married Christmas Eve at sea off Lower Matecumbe Key.
The groom is the son of Debbie and Moe Leslie of Key Largo
and Brock and Suzie Bourne of Costa Rica, and brother to
Brandon Leslie, also of Key Largo. The bride is the daughter
of Gary and Beth Nichols and sister to Katie Nichols, also of
Lower Matecumbe. Both are graduates of Coral Shores
High School. The bride and groom are commercial
fishermen out of Conch Key and live on Plantation Key.


Culture is embraced


2 days of events
to commemorate
annual celebration

Black History Month is to be
commemorated in Key West
beside an oceanfront site
believed to be the only African
refugee cemetery in the United
States.
Presented by Key West's
Bahama Conch Community
Land Trust, the observance is
scheduled Friday and Saturday
with educational, art and musical
programs.
Events are to kick off at 7
p.m. Friday with an exhibit
showcasing the work of artist
Geraldo Steven Pinedo at Fort
West Martello, at Atlantic
Boulevard and White Street.
Titled "The Past-Slavery-The
Present-Culture," the exhibit
includes original paintings of
symbols, chains and shackles,
images of slavery from around
the world and authentic docu-
ments relating to slavery. The
exhibit also is open to the public
the following day from 9:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


. Middle Keys Concert Association . R
I Monday, February 18th, 2008 :

SJi - Yong: Piano


At 16-years-old Ji-Yong has become a truly
extraordinary artist with an awe inspiring tech-
nique and tremendous musical depth. At the age
of ten he became the youngest pianist ever to win
the New York Philharmonic Young Artists compe-
tition. He has performed in Chicago's Orchestral
hall, the NJ Performing Arts Center and at Lincoln
Center's Alice Tully Hall. He is currently a stu-
dent at the Julliard School and attends High
School in New Jersey. His program in Marathon
will include works by Bach, Schumann, Haydn,
Debussy and Ravel.
Performance will be on Monday, February
18th at 7:30 pm at San Pablo Catholic
Church, 122nd St., Ocean in Marathon
For more information visit
www.marathonconcerts.com


Admission is by season ticket or $25 at the door.
(Single ticket holders admitted after 7:15 pm).
Young people under 19 are admitted free.


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At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a cel-
ebration is scheduled at the 1860
African burial ground at Higgs
Beach near the fort. Experts
believe the burial ground con-
tains graves of Africans who
died in 1860. They had been
freed by the U.S. Navy from
three American-owned slave
ships captured near the Cuban
coast and brought to Key West
for sanctuary.
More than 1,400 African
men, women and children were
transported to Key West, housed
and cared for after being rescued
from the slave vessels. Most
eventually were returned to
Africa, but 295 died in Key
West, probably from illnesses
resulting from the brutal condi-
tions aboard the slave ships.


They were buried in unmarked
graves along the island's south-
ern shore.
A memorial honoring the
buried Africans is being con-
structed at the site. Saturday at
the event, Nigerian-born artist
Johnson Odibi is to discuss the
memorial's design and history,
with additional comments by
members of the committee
spearheading the memorial proj-
ect.
Spoken-word artist and pro-
fessional dancer Djah Djah is to
perform a tribute in dance
accompanied by local drummers
in memory of the African chil-
dren buried at the site.
The two-day celebration is to
culminate in a free reggae con-
cert set for 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Truman
Waterfront.


s briefs


Lower Keys Rotary
fair starts Thursday

What's called the inaugural
Monroe County Community
Fair takes over the grounds of
the Sugarloaf Key airport
Thursday and Friday from 4 to
10 p.m. and Saturday and
Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m.
Planned and hosted by the
Big Pine and Lower Keys
Rotary, it's to include music
from the Danny Morris Band,
Mile Marker 24 Band, Joe
Dallas Trio, Ganine and Theo
(ballroom dancers), Terry
Cassidy and the Key Lime Pie
Band, Gay and Kerri, the Reach
Band and the Prime Movers.
Also on tap are car and
motorcycle shows, vendors,
expos, the Pirates of the
Marquesas with nightly sunset
toasts and cannon blasts, a carni-
val midway and, of course, plen-
ty of food and drink for pur-
chase.


Admission is $5 and parking
is free.

Native plants
on group's agenda

The Florida Native Plant
Society's Keys chapter hosts
Bob Ehrig on "The Ecological
Effects of Hurricane Wilma on
Native Vegetation around Big
Pine" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the
Marathon Garden Club, mile
marker 50 bayside.
Ehrig has lived on Big Pine
Key for 29 years and been doing
vegetation surveys in Monroe
County for 25 years. He founded
the Florida Keys Invasive Task
Force with Curtis Kruer in 1994.
Also speaking is Jackie
DeGayner, volunteer coordina-
tor of the native-plant nursery at
the Dagny Johnson Key Largo
Hammock Botanical State Park.
The nursery has an average of
3,200 plants at any one time,
about 120 different species.


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Kids can discover
learning Saturday

The Florida Keys Eco-
Discovery Center at the Truman
Waterfront in Key West has its
next Discovery Saturday, a chance
for children at the kindergarten
through fifth-grade levels to have
fun while learning about the envi-
ronmental and cultural resources
of the Keys, this Saturday from
9:30 until 11:30 a.m.
Attendance is free: preregis-
tration is recommended but not
required. For specifics, call
Manager Craig Wanous at 292-
0311 Ext. 276.

Car show set
for Sugarloaf

The Florida Keys Southern-
most Car Club holds its next
monthly show from noon to 4
p.m.' Sunday at the Sugarloaf
Lodge, mile marker 17.
The event is for lovers of clas-
sic, custom and street-rod auto-
mobiles and motorcycles of all
makes and years. There will be
prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and food
and drink available.

Home tours are
Saturday, Sunday

If you enjoy touring the older
homes of Key West, you're in for
a treat Saturday and Sunday
when the owners of five historic
homes in Old Town open their
homes for the Old Island
Restoration House Tour.
The nonprofit foundation uses


the funds from the tours and other
events to make grants available to
homeowners and stewards of his-
torically significant sites. The
grants finance projects that pre-
serve the appearance of Key
West's architectural treasures.
The tour runs from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tickets are $25 each,
admitting the visitor to all five
homes. They can be purchased
from the Oldest House Museum
at 322 Duval St.: TIB Bank of the
Keys (3618 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
and 330 Whitehead St.): and at
any of the homes during the
hours of the tour. For more infor-
mation, call 294-9501.
The homes on the tour:
Malcolm Kutner, 313 William
St.: Mabry Binnicker, 804
Elizabeth St.; Jeff Leep and Ben
Teague, 1421 Eliza St.: Dick
Duane and Robert Thixton. 3 and
4 Pinder Lane: and Patricia and
James Kemp, 730 Eaton St.


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donating a dictionary to every third-grader in Monroe County. Here, Stanley Switlik
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Fundraising
culminates with
donors' forum
Monroe County's Take
Stock in Children 2008
fundraising campaign ended
Feb. 4 at the annual donors'
forum at the Key West
Women's Club with $183,321
raised from individuals and
groups.
The event was the culmina-
tion of efforts that began in
December. With matching
funds from the state, the
money will support 60 new
Take Stock scholarships for
Monroe County students now
in sixth grade.
Take Stock is a mentoring
program that awards college
scholarships to students who
sign contracts and successful-
ly promise to stay drug-, alco-
hol- and crime free while


maintaining good grades.
The Monroe County
Education Foundation, which
serves as the lead agency for
Take Stock, hosted the
donors' forum.
Leadership. Donors recog-
nized were the Edward Knight
Foundation, the Padget Fund,
the Sheriff's Office, the Rodel
Foundation and the Keys
Children's Foundation. All
Keys Rotary clubs also donat-
ed.
Key West High School jun-
ior Ishtiaque Ahmed and sen-
ior Stephanie Carvajal deliv-
ered speeches, sharing their
appreciation for the program
along with their aspirations
for their future.
For more about Take Stock,
call Jim Hall at 293-1546 or
send an e-mail to jim.hall@
keysschools.com.


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Palm-tree expert
speaks to club

The Upper Keys Garden
Club's next monthly meeting is
at 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Francis
Tracy Garden Center, mile
marker 94 bayside. Guest
speaker William Sears will take
about native and exotic palms.
For more information contact
Sherry at 852-0884.

Keys' girls pageants
are in KCB Saturday

The 2008 Miss Florida Keys
Scholarship Pageant, the
Florida Keys Outstanding Teen
Pageant and the Junior Talent
Pageant are returning to the
Middle Keys for the second
year.
A total of 17 young women
from Key Largo to Key West
are competing in the different
age groups.
The Miss America local pre-
liminary pageants are set for
Saturday at the Key Colony
Beach Civt auditorium. The


program begins with the Junior
Talent Pageant for ages 3 to 12
at 6 p.m., to be followed by the
Miss America local preliminary
and teen program.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for stu-
dents) and can be purchased at
the door. For further informa-
tion call Sylvia Walden at 872-
1661.

Animal heroes
are being sought

Stand Up for Animals.
which runs the Marathon and
Big Pine Key animal shelters, is
taking applications for its sixth
annual Animal Heroes Banquet.
People who have made out-
standing contributions to ani-
mal welfare in Monroe County
are eligible to be honored at a
banquet and awards ceremony
in March.
Nominations can be e-
mailed to sufal@bellsouth,
faxed to 743-5660 or mailed to
10550 Aviation Blvd.,
Marathon, FL 33050. The dead-
line is March 1. For further
information, call 743-3779.


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Wesley House's
25th is Thursday

Wesley House Family
Services celebrates its 25th annu-
al Valentine's Party, "Creating a
Silver Lining, Looking Toward
the Future," Thursday at the
Curry Mansion, 511 Caroline St.,
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Providing the music are the
Prime Movers, Mimi McDonald
and Marjorie Paul-Shook. The
Key West High School Athletic
Association will offer $10 park-
ing and shuttle service from the
Monroe County School District
administration building.
General admission is $35 and
includes an open bar and buffet
dinner. VIP reserved seating tick-
ets are $75 and include a private
cocktail party beginning at 5:30.
Call 809-5000 for reservations.
Wesley House Family
Services is the umbrella group
for numerous social-service
agencies helping children and
families in Monroe County.

MARC plant store
resumes classes

The Monroe Association for
Retarded Citizens' plant store at
1401 Seminary St. has restarted
its twice-weekly orchid and plant
classes.
They're set for Saturdays and
Wednesday through March 18.
To reserve a space, call 296-
9556.

Key Largo library
has 2 free programs

Two free programs sponsored
by the Key Largo Library
Friends are planned for Feb. 25
- the last Monday Monroe
County libraries will be open to
the public until county finances
improve.
The morning program at
10:30 a.m. will feature Orva
Walker Heissenbuttel, nationally
known for her antique programs.
She will speak on American
glass, from antique collectibles
to contemporary. She will also
look at glass items brought by
those attending for possible iden-
tification as to maker, era and/or
pattern.
The 7 p.m. program will fea-
ture Susan Nugent, a former Big
Pine Key resident and English


professor. Nugent has written a
book titled "Women Conserving
the Florida Keys" that features
11 prominent women who have
been or are active in preserva-
tion.
For more details call 451-
1730.

Mac users discuss
photo management

The Upper Keys Mac User
Group hosts Jim Spenser, dis-
cussing Apple's Digital Asset
Management, at 7 p.m. Thursday
at the Key Largo library's com-
munity room.
The software offers enhanced
workflow for those who have a
lot of photos to manage; there are
several packages on the market,
and it's the way of the future for
digital photographers.
The meeting is free and open
to the public. For more, call 451-
4601.

Author Dawkins reads
from her novels

The Friends of the Library
Lecture Series continues in Key
West Monday with Jane
Dawkins reading from her novels
"Letters from Pemberley" and
"More Letters from Pemberley."
The program begins at 6 p.m.
at the Tropic Cinema at 416
Eaton St., Key West. Admission
is free.


Dawkins will compare the life
of single women in Jane Austen's
time with that of Austen's hero-
ine, Elizabeth Bennet, in "Pride
and Prejudice."

Church has another
dolphin dinner set

The Knights of Columbus,
Ladies Guild and Youth Group at
St. Peter Catholic Church on Big
Pine Key grill and fry dolphin
dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The complete dinner with coffee,
tea and dessert is $12 for adults,
$10 for kids under 10. Music is
planned.


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Lower Keys
* U.S. Navv Seaman Recruit
Susana Chinea, daughter of
Azucena Delgado of Key West,
has completed basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, 111. She is a 2005
graduate of Key West High
School.

Middle Keys
* Michael Tyrrell, son of
Cathy Brown-Tyrrell of
Marathon and Tony Tyrrell of
Plantation, has graduated from
the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit
Training Center in Cape May,
N.J. Tyrrell is a 2007 graduate of
South Plantation High School.


'The world is here'


STAMPS / From 21

did, collecting stamps with
every graphic imaginable, from
swastikas to scenic portraits of
Caribbean islands.
Pascual, pulling out several
binders, proudly displays an
aged profile of Queen Victoria
or Penny Black, the first stamp
ever created by Sir Rowland Hill
in 1840.
The English stamp would
probably sell for $200 to $300
on eBay because it's used,
Pascual said. New stamps, how-
ever, "carry tremendous value."
Though it doesn't mean much to
Pascual.
"I'm not so interested in the
value," lie said. "Rather, the his-


torical value."
Following England's lead,
Brazil released the first stamp in
the Americas and the third stamp
in the world, Pascual said. It's
called Bulls Eye, or 01 Los De
Boi in native Portuguese.
Pascual also showed off his
1947 Benjamin Franklin stamp,
the first produced in United
States.
Pascual said he wants the San
Carlos to appeal to all ethnicities
and cultures, not just Cuban.
That's why anyone interested
can see the first stamp of there
country starting Saturday.
"Basically, the whole world is
here," he said.
Pascual also sells his stamps
on www.ilastamps.com.


The Knights of Columbus, Council 10823, of St. Peter
Catholic Church would like to thank the following
businesses and merchants for helping to make the
Tom Farrell Benefit, held on Jan. 27th, 2008 at the
pavilion of the church on Big Pine Key, such an incredible
success. Folks, please patronize these merchants:


* Ace Hardware, BPK
* Aroma's Deli, BPK
* Artists in Paradise, BPK
* Bagel Island Deli, BPK
* Big Pine Bicycle Shop, BPK
* Boondock's Restaunuit, Ramrod Key
* China Garden Restaurant, BPK
* D&R Island Tech, BPK
* Jigs Bait & 'acldy, BPK
* Joe's Pawn Shop, BPK
* Key Lime Pie Co., BPK
* L.awimower Men, BPK
* Monica's lair Salon, BPK
* Parroldise Restaurant, Little Torch
* Pipe )re:uns Fuirituiilre, BPIl


* Pirate Wellness Center, Cudjoe Key
* Pizza Works, BPK
* Radio Shack, BPK
* Sherwin-Willians Paint. Marathon
* Square Grouper Restaurant,
Cudjoe Key
* St. Peter Stained Glass Studio, BPK
* Strike Zone Charters. BPK
* Sugarloaf Coffee Shop & Bakery,
Sugarloaf Key
* Suninerhl:d Ace Hardware,
Sumninerland Key
* Tropical Freeze Ice Creaun, BPK '
* Underseas Dive Shop, BPK


SCOUTS STEP UP: Girl Scout Troup 626 hosted a dinner Feb. 1
at the Conch House restaurant in Key Largo to raise money
for a sensory garden at Island Dolphin Care, a Key Largo
dolphin-assisted therapy facility. It will be designed for
handicapped children to use their senses to experience a
butterfly garden, fruit trees for tasting, water features for
hearing and feeling, and flowers to smell. To help out, call
(305) 970-1846.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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SSports & Outdoors


Briefs


Eagles host Horeb
in baseball opener

SIsland Christian's varsity
baseball Eagles play their
first home game at 4 p.m.
Thursday.
Coach Tony Hammon's
team is scheduled to take on
Horeb Christian at the
Islamorada campus. On Feb.
22 and 23, the Eagles host
Boca Raton Christian in a
two-game series.

Monday tourney
Helps Kathy's Hope

The second annual
Presidents' Day Golf
Tournament Monday raises
money for Kathy's Hope at
Samuel's House, a place for
homeless women and their
children.
Up to 144 golfers can
take part in the event, which
includes prizes, entertain-
ment and dinner at the Key
West Golf Club. The four-
person scramble begins with
tee-off at 1 p.m. Cost to
enter is $100.'
To golf or become a
sponsor, contact Genevieve
Isaksen at 923-9922 or Mark
Todaro at 240-1740.

Bicycle challenge
takes place Sunday

The Mariners Hospital
Relay for Life team is biking
for a cause with its Benefit
Bike Challenge and Party
Sunday.
The challenge, which
raises money for the
SAmerican Cancer Society,
starts at 8 a.m. and offers
three routes.
The Indian Key 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.
For more information,
. call Deena Brito at 434-
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Seems like old times


50 years ago,
Mira and Pazo
were champs
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


As they stepped, 50 years
later, onto Rex Weech Field's
soft green grass, memories of a
championship season and a lost
era flowed back in sweet tor-
rents.
"I remember Boog Powell hit-
ting a ball over the top of that
press box - with a wooden bat."
George Mira said to Bobby Pazo
as they gazed - two bespecta-
cled men in polo shirts - toward
the distant bleachers.
Pazo smiled. Wooden bats -
what the 1958 Key West High
baseball team used to win the
school's fourth state title. Now.
they're metal.
Mira, a pitcher known more
for his football prowess, and
Pazo,.an infielder, were members
of that team, which was honored
Saturday night before the
Conchs' game with Southridge.
They were the only ones who


Bobby Pazo (left) and George Mira recall old times during the 1958 Conch
50-year celebration.


showed, though Buddy Owens
had been expected.
"We were overpowering, lost
two games in the regular season
- 26-2, 1 think." said Pazo. who,
on the verge of 66. has thick eye-


brows, fine black hair and is 30
pounds heavier than he was a
half-century ago.
They recalled the title game
against Avon Park at Fort Pierce.
"George punched a soap dish


Photo by BERT BUDDE
baseball team's


in the shower - he was mad
about something - and he split
open his hand." Pazo said. "We
freaked out when we found out

See BASEBALL / 27


Soares soars


to state meet


Cane wrestler
heads back 2nd
straight year
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores senior wrestler
Jason Soares earned his second
trip to the state Class 1A Meet by
finishing fourth at 140 pounds in
the regional meet.
Soares (32-4) went 3-2 at the
regional, and is the only
Hurricane to advance to the 2008
stale meet.
He reached the regional
weight-class semifinal before
losing. As a semifinalist, he won
a slpot in the 16-wrestler state


bracket at
140.
In the
S 1 regional third-
' .. .place match
S against an
S . opponent he
previously
dIe defeated.
SOARES Soares "took a
hard hit to his
nose." Cane coach Mark Terrill
said.
"We weren't sure if his nose
was broken or not," Terrill said.
"Since he already had qualified
for state, we didn't want to take
a chance on turtlher injury and
ended the match."

' Set SHARES / 28


Lady Dolphins
dominate, sweep
seven matches
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

After going winless on both
sides last season, the Marathon
High School girls tennis team
picked up a convincing victory
in its opening match of the
year.
The girls dominated
LaSalle High School by win-
ning all seven matches, while
the boys lost all seven of
theirs.
"A coach could not ask for
a better start to the season,"
'* ' ' * * '* " *


coach Mark Hooper said of the
girls. "I knew we had a strong
team in practice. We're in the
win column and it's nice to see
them play good as a team."
Freshman Marisa Brossard
dominated her Lion opponent.
8-2, in her first official high
school match. The Dolphins'
No. 1 player is ranked at the
state level and has experience
in United States Tennis
Association tournaments
throughout the state.
Sophomore Angela Farello.
Marathon's No. 2, came back
and won her match in thrilling
fashion, 8-7 (10-8). She was

See TENNIS/ 28
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 27


Conchs open against Westwood


Baseball team
looks solid
in preseason
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Coming off two victories in
a preseason tournament over
the weekend, the Key West
High School baseball team


will open the regular season at
8 p.m. Thursday against
Westwood Christian in a six-
team tournament at Rex
Weech Field.
The three-day tournament
opens with a doubleheader
Thursday afternoon. Marathon
will play West Boca Raton at
1, and Dr. Krop will face Palm
Beach Central at 4:30.


Senior right-hander Blayne
Weller will start for the
Conchs. Weller struck out 11
in a 6-3 victory Saturday night
over Miami Southridge in the
title game of the Orion Bank
Preseason Classic.
"We expect Blayne to dom-
inate every time he gets the
ball." said coach Miguel
Menendez, adding that Weller
was less than dominating
against Southridge. "His com-


mand wasn't as sharp as it
could be, and he wasn't as
consistent with his stuff as he
can be."
Friday night, the Conchs
defeated Coral Shores, 8-1,
behind junior left-hander
Drew Rivera, who had nine
strikeouts in six innings.
Key West took advantage of
the wildness of Hurricane
pitcher Ladarius Sanders to
score four early runs on only


one hit. Mike Rentz replaced
Sanders in the third inning and
gave up a run-scoring single to
sophomore catcher Joseph
Gandolfo.
"Overall, I think we can
play better," Menendez said,
summing up the weekend"-,
"We are not satisfied with just
winning. We want to play up
to our ability every time we
step on the field."


'They used to be packed'


BASEBALL / From 26

he couldn't pitch, but we still
won."
Mira, already 66 and with a
bit of a paunch himself, laughed
and inspected a faint, almost for-
gotten scar.
The '58 team was composed
of Key West legends - Powell,
Owens, Richie Garcia, Sam
Holland, Carl Taylor and three
who have died, center fielder
Howard Barnwell, right fielder
Nilo Rodriguez and shortstop
Robert "Cuban" Santana.
Garcia is now an umpire
supervisor for Major League
Baseball.
"The quality of kids we had
was exceptional," Mira said.
"We had lots of pride. Even dur-
ing pre-game infield, we didn't
want to make an error."
Mira looked toward the pitch-
er's mound and recalled how he
always ducked when Pazo threw
across the diamond. "He had a
hell of a live arm," Mira said,
and the old third baseman
beamed.
Pazo has remained in Key
West.
"Retired mailman, 36 years,"
he said, which is about as long as
he's been singing "Crazy" and
playing the guitar as a local
entertainer. "Check me out at the
Grand Key Resort."
Mira, whose 1970 Baltimore
Colts Super Bowl ring gleamed
under the lights, rose far above
his Conch roots.
After playing football at the
University of Miami, he spent
eight seasons in the NFL, mostly
as a quarterback with the San
Francisco 49ers. In the '70s, he
returned to Key West and opened
George Mira's Pizza Huddle on
Kennedy Drive. Today, he has a


seafood business in Miami.
The game was about to begin.
"Look at those stands," Pazo
said. "They used to be packed."
"We would have 1.500 to
2,000 people a game." said Mira.
"Back then. Key West was all
local people, with a little bit of
Navy."
As well-wishers snapped their
pictures, the former teammates
happily drifted back to those
Eisenhower years, to a simpler
computer-game-free, black-and-
white time. "My dad was the first
on our block [of Packer Street] to
have a TV." Mira said. "He'd put
it on the porch so everyone could
look at it."
The neighborhood kids,
though, were out playing ball.


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4 Conchs head to state


-Major, Covan,
Aydt, Barber
look for titles
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Four Key West High School
wrestlers, led by undefeated sen-
ior Ralph Major, will compete at
the Class 1A state meet
Thursday through Saturday at
the Lakeland Center.
Major, Cody Aydt, Ben Covan


and Dylan Barber qualified for
prep wrestling's biggest event at
last weekend's regional tourna-
ment at Cardinal Gibbons High
in Fort Lauderdale. Key West
finished seventh out of 25 teams.
The 189-pound Major went
4-0 to improve his season record
to 31-0. In the title match, he
pinned Kieffer Scott of
Monsignor Pace in 2 minutes, 28
seconds.
"Ralph walked through the
regionals," Key West coach John


Palanco falls just short


SHARES / From 26

Soares went to the 2007 state
meet as regional runner-up at
135.
"Jason took a lot of people
by surprise last year," Terrill
said. "Now they've scouted him
and know his moves better. But
we expect he'll do well at the
state meet."
Coral Shores sophomore


Yordan Palanco just missed
qualifying for the state meet.
"Yordan has improved a lot over
the season and has time to keep
getting better," Terrill said. "Our
younger guys like T.J. Sabalka
(152) and Danny Doyle (112)
looked good at the regionals."
Underclassmen wrestlers
William Mulcahy (160), Jordan
Brown Herlth (145) and Kyle
Hudson (103) also qualified for
the regional meet.


Moeller said. "'He had three pins
and he won his semifinal match,
20-2.
Major will go to Lakeland for
the third consecutive year. In
2006, he finished sixth. Last
year.'he placed fifth.
"This is his last shot, but he's
ready," said Moeller, who
expects that the title will go to
either Major or Pasco's 42-0 Ray
Perez.
Aydt. Covan and Barber are
going to the state tournament for
the first time.
Aydt, a 160-pound senior:
Covan. a 135-pound junior: and
Barber, a 130-pound sophomore,
all went 3-2 last weekend to fin-
ish fourth. The top four finishers
qualified.
Moeller was especially
impressed with Covan. "who has
suddenly stepped up and \\res-
tied to his abilitv."-He has devel-
oped a new move, a lateral drop.
which is worth five points.
The last time Key West sent
four wrestlers to the state meet
was 2003. No Conch wrestler
has won a state title, although
Tony Lombardi. in 2001. and
Justin Duck, in 2002, finished
second.


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trailing her opponent 2-5 before
coming back to tie the match at
7-7.
Farello let a 6-3 lead in the
tiebreaker slip away but held on
for a 10-8 win. Hooper said he
was proud of her effort.
"Last season when Angela
went into tiebreakers she lost
more than she won. She was
down and fought back, so she
earned the victory," he said.
Freshman Kelsey Wonderlin
also trailed her match. 1-4,
before winning seven of the next
eight games to earn an 8-5 victo-
ry.
Sisters Rose and Michele
Bellevue each won their match-
es. 8-4 and 8-5 respectively.
Both of the recent transfers from
Haiti have tournament experi-


ence in their home country.
Puerto Rico and Miami.
The Dolphins also dominated
doubles play. Brossard and
Farello won 8-2, while freshman
Annabelle Walker and seventh-
grader Taylor Konrath won their
match at love.
On the boys side. Hooper said
he will readjust his lineup to see
if he can provide a spark.
"We're going to shuffle the
deck for the boys over the next
four or five matches, the lineup
today is not what it will be
tomorrow," Hooper said. "I see
the fire and intensity in my girls
more than my boys."
Eighth-grader John Danaher
played a strong match, but lost
his last two games at 5-6.
The Dolphins were scheduled
to visit Key West High School
yesterday, but results were not
available at press time.


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Hurricane boys split with Palmer


On girls' side,
lacrosse team
still undefeated
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores' Lady
Hurricanes notched their sec-
ond straight win to start the
lacrosse season with Friday's 9-
7 home victory over Palmer
Trinity.
But in the nightcap of the
lacrosse twinbill, the Hurricane
boys surged to a lead over
Palmer's Falcons but lost an 8-7
decision in overtime.
"It was a hard-fought battle,"
Hurricane coach Erik Bryan
said. "We were leading 7-5 with
five minutes to go."
Palmer, which dominated the
Hurricanes last season, tied the
game with late scores and won
just 18 seconds into sudden-
death overtime.
The Hurricanes (1-1)
stunned the Falcons with three
goals in the first five minutes of
the match, highlighted by fresh-
man Devin Morris' score off a
textbook pass combination from
Chris Rini to Benny Spaulding,
who got the assist.
The first quarter ended with
Coral Shores up, 3-0, but the
Falcons rallied to score twice in
two minutes in the second.
Austin Armstrong, a fresh-


man attackman, scored five
goals for the Hurricanes.
Spaulding collected four
assists and one goal, and Morris
made an assist.
Goalie D.J. Farr had 12
saves, and defender Elvez Sosa
grabbed eight groundballs and
won 9-of-12 faceoffs.
"The boys are playing at a
much higher level," said Mark
Hall, girls coach and founder of
the Coral Shores boys program.
"It was a heartbreaking loss but
I was proud watching them."

Girls undefeated
Coral Shores' girls broke a
five-game losing streak to
Palmer with the 9-7 win Friday.
"That was a big win for us.
We beat them in the first game
we ever played as a program but
hadn't won since," Hall said.
Rachel Catanio scored four
goals for Coral Shores. Melissa
Sante and Vallarie Ostenson
each scored two.
The Lady Canes ran out to a
4-3 halftime lead but Palmer
tied it at 5-5.
Coral Shores rallied to take a
four-goal lead then limited the
Falcons to a pair of scores until
the buzzer.
Anna Noe won eight ground
balls, and took one up the side-
line to score a key goal.
Freshman goalie Dannon
Magrane made six saves,
including several in the closing


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Coral Shores defender Chris Rini dodges a Palmer Trinity
player while carrying the ball downfield in the Hurricanes' 8-7
overtime loss to the visiting Falcons Friday.


Coral Shores senior Vallarie Ostenson (23) hustles toward the
Hurricanes' 9-7 win Friday. Ostenson scored twice.


minutes. "Dannon was vital to
our success," Hall said.
Kelsey Garcia anchored the
field defense with 11. ground
balls and two forced turnovers.
Ostenson also forced three
Falcon turnovers, and is tied wit
Catanio for the team lead in
offensive points (goals and
assists) with nine.


"That's how we're going to
have to do it all season," Hall
said. "Keep the pressure on."
The Lady Hurricanes' sched-
uled Tuesday game at Nova in
Broward was canceled when
Nova halted its lacrosse pro-
gram.
Coral Shores girls will travel
to Kendall on Thursday to face


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Palmer Trinity net in the Lady

Killian. The next home game is
Feb. 23.
The Hurricane boys team
visits Miami Country Day
today, and plays Friday and
Saturday at the Palmer Trinity
Invitational Tournament. The
Canes are home for a 5 p.m.
Tuesday game against
American Heritage.


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Hurricanes return veteran squad


Baseball team
is coming off
19-9 season
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
waddlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores High's baseball
Hurricanes were supposed to
start the regular season Tuesday
right where they finished last
season - taking on defending
District 15-A champion


LaSalle. But rain put a damper
on that, cancelling the game.
"We know LaSalle is going
to be good, they always are,"
Hurricane head coach Jeff
Meyers said. "This is a really
tough schedule."
But the Hurricanes know
they need to play tough to sur-
vive among South Florida's
baseball elite.
Coral Shores comes off a
solid 19-9 season in 2007 that
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District 16-3A and a trip to the
Region 4-3A playoffs, where
LaSalle's Royals stopped the
Canes.
Five regulars return from
that squad, including infield
standouts Chris Noble at third
and Ray Ferro at shortstop.
"We should have a good
infield but we haven't had one
practice where it's whole,"
Meyers said, citing missed
workouts with winter sports, ill-
ness and minor injuries.
Coral Shores split two games
in last weekend's preseason
tournament in Key West. falling
to the host Conchs, 8-1: and
beating Marathon High School,
8-3.
"We didn't give up many hits
at all," Meyers said. "We had
some defensive problems
against Key West, then six of
the seven batters we walked
came around to score."
Veteran outfielder and pitch-


er Ryan Biondoletti and .Jorge
Suarez, a senior transfer from
South Dade, limited Marathon
to a pair of hits and two walks.
Biondoletti's three-run,
sixth-inning triple capped the
scoring against the Dolphins.
Mound depth should be a
strength for the Hurricanes in
2008, Meyers said.
Suarez was expected to get
the start Tuesday against
LaSalle (results not available at
press time). Mike Rentz,
Stephen Fowler, LeDarius
Sanders. Austin Bynum, Bobby
DePaula and Noble also are
bona-fide pitchers, Meyers said.
Biondoletti holds down cen-
ter field when not pitching, and
Fowler takes over at first full-
time after platooning last sea-
son.
Ferro and Noble are infield
fixtures, with former JV starter
Jake Turek moving to second.
Sophomore George Tomas


and freshman Jonathan
Rodriguez look to share time
behind the plate. "They're both
young, good and improving,"
Meyers said.
Mike Loguercio and Sanders
will roam the outfield with
Travis Sebastian working into
the mix. DePaula. a sophomore,
will be a frequent designated
hitter.
"I'm real happy with the
team," Meyers said. "They're
good guys."
Richard Mangel comes
aboard as an assistant coach,
joining Patrick Meyers and
Jorge Bosque.
At 3:45 p.m. Feb. 19, Coral
Shores hosts District 16-3A
rival Gulliver Prep, always the
favorite to win the district.
Gulliver reached the state Final
Four last spring.
All Hurricane home games
are played at Founders Park in
Islamorada.


Lady Fins have fresh outlook


Vets return
as team gets
a new coach
By RYAN McCARTHY
nnccarliiy(~ keynote'.comn

The Marathon High School
softball team will look to
improve on an 11-8 season last
year with a mix of senior lead-
ership and young talent, new
coach Andrea Murphy says.
Last year, the Dolphins lost
to 2004 state champion Glades
Day School in the semifinals of
the Region 2A tournament.
As a new coach, Murphy
said she wants to start fresh
before deciding how each play-
er best fits the team overall.
"Being a new coach, I'm
looking at players differently.
We've been doing a lot of dif-
ferent drills trying to get play-
ers' positions down," she said.
"1 figure it's a clean slate for
everyone, so I want to see who
will do best at each position."
Seniors Melanie Boyd,
Alexis Culver, Yari Alpizar and
Celena Mora, along with soph-
omore Shelby Kuck, will
anchor the team, Murphy said.
"I think they'll be good


leaders for the team and they
have the experience. [Kuck] is
a sophomore but I expect her to
be a team leader: she has a
good bat and you can put her
anywhere in the field." Murphy
said.
Junior Megan Gardner, who
started most of the Dolphins'
games last year, will be joined
in the rotation this season by
freshman Alli Heller.
"Right now it looks like
they'll be splitting time on the
mound." Murphy said, noting
the pair are consistent pitchers
but with differing styles.
"Megan's best pitch besides
the fastball is the curve and
Alli's is her screwball. They
both hit their spots really well
and we're trying to get them
one more pitch they feel com-
fortable throwing in the game.
Murphy said.
Offensively. Murphy said
she expects Kuck and freshman
Samantha Rodamer to be key
hitters for the Dolphins. The
team also features speed in jun-
iors Sarah Melia and Morgan
Longstrcth.
"We're looking for them to
get on [basel and steal."
Murphy said.


The Dolphins are scheduled
to open their season Saturday
with a visit to Key West High
School at 1 p.m. Their home
opener will be Feb. 22 against
Westminster Christian School.


briefs


Kickball under way
at Marathon park

Friday-night kickball has
started at the Marathon
Community Park south baseball
field and will continue at 6 p.m.
Friday until March 14.
It's free and for kids ages 6 to
11. New teams are formed each
week.

Open skate nights
scheduled Mondays

The Marathon Community
Park's open skate nights are
scheduled at the park's hockey
rink 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. If you
have hockey equipment, bring
it.
For more information, call
Jimmy Schmidt at 743-6598 or
Wendy Bonilla at 942-9961.


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ELITE COMPANY: The Upper Keys' under-12 boys American Youth Soccer Organization
team, the Blue Devils, finished fourth in the state among 20 teams in the AYSO State Games
in Wellington Jan. 19 to 21. The Blue Devils won their tournament pool after four games,
which brought them to the semi-finals. The team comprises (rear from left) coaches Tony
Romero, Jacques Pauchey and Ed Webb; (middle) Brian Cash, Paul Pauchey, Eddie Dunn,
Tyler Webb, Gus Renfroe and Justin Perrine; and (front) Gonzalo Pin, Jack Hatfield, Derek
Romero, and Steven Chadwick (Alec Houston isn't pictured).


briefs


Send in papers
for run application

The 27th annual Seven Mile
Bridge Run is fast approaching
April 19, and applications are
available by mail only.
To receive one, you must
send a legal-size (minimum 4
inches by 9 inches) self-
addressed, stamped envelope to
the Marathon Runners Club,
P.O. Box 500110, Marathon, FL
33050.
Applications will all go in the
mail at the same time the morn-
ing of Feb. 26 in the envelopes
provided by the hopeful runners.
The run is limited to the first
1,500 correctly completed appli-
cations received at that same
post-office box. Incomplete,
reduced or incorrect applica-


lions will be refused.

Kiteboard clinics
are continuing

Free kiteboarding clinics
hosted by Brad Lange oSfR
Seven Sports' kiteboarding staff
are planned for 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at Seven Sports in Plaza
88, mile marker 88.
The free clinics are for any-
one interested in kiteboarding,
to gain knowledge of the sport,
prepare for lessons, supplement
the learning curve or hear multi-
ple points of view. The land-
based lessons will include safe-
ty, rigging, preflight, equipment
care and more.
Refreshments will be provid-
ed. For more information, cl
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fellow catcher George Tomas Saturday during a preseason game against Coral Shores
High. The Dolphins lost, 8-3.and also dropped a Friday contest against Southridge High
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taking place in
week and a half

The Domestic Abuse Shelter,
Monroe County's certified
domestic violence and sexual
assault center serving victims and
their children from Key Largo to
Key West. is gearing up for its
annual fundraiser, the No Name
Race.
The 5K run-walk is scheduled
for Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Old
Wooden Fish Camp Bridge on
No Name Key. Registration
forms will be available early
January.
Cost for preregistration is $20
per person and $15 for children
17 years and younger. Race-day
registration is $25 per person.
Sponsors, gift certificates and
prizes are needed. For more
information about the race, con-
tact the shelter administration
office at 743-5452.
Or download applications
from either www.domestic


abuseshelter.org or www
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Run at the Beach
Plans for KAIR's second
annual Run at the Beach are
being finalized as the 5K and
10K runs and 5K walk get closer.
The competitions, which
attracted 150 participants in
2007, will be held at 8 a.m.
March 8 on a measured course in
Marathon.
Proceeds go to KAIR, or Keys
Area Interdenominational
Resources, a Middle Keys safety
net for those in need.
Organizers are looking for
sponsors. Sponsor packages
range between $100 and $2,000
and come with marketing assets.
Those interested should call John
Morrill at (239) 634-7878 or by
e-mail at john@grants pro.net.
Applications for all of these
events and information on other
races and standings can be found
at www.southernmostrunners
.com.


briefs


Boating classes
start on Saturday

The Marathon Sail and Power
Squadron is offering an eight-
hour boating course covering
basic safety topics Saturday, plus
a 12-hour course on safety, chart-
ing and navigation. That class is
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 28
and 29.
Both will be held at the
squadron's building on 2011
Loggerhead Lane, bayside off
52nd Street. To register, call Dick
Shewe at (815) 978-1488.

Wreckers Cup
races return

The 2008 Schooner Wharf
Bar Wreckers Cup Race Series


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has resumed.
Races start at 1 p.m. and run
out 7 miles from Key West
Harbor to Sand Key. The all-in-
fun race series recalls the tradi-
tion of the wreckers of the 1800s.
Prizes are earned by the top
three vessels in five classes:
Schooner, multi-hull, classic.
monohull under 30 feet and
monohull over 30 feet. Race
dates are Feb. 24. March 30 and
April 27. For information call
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Seniors softball
plays on Sunday

Men and women can get in
Sunday softball games at the
Marathon Community Park. as
male players 50 and over and
women 45 and older gather at 3
p.m. each Sunday for the infor-
mal action.
Organizers plan to meet every
Sunday afternoon through
March. For more information.
call Marge Pierce at 743-3007.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
KEYNOTER


Offshore
Long runs to offshore
areas such as the hump are
producing blackfin tuna
ranging is size from small
footballs to nice fish in the
teens in weight. A few dol-
phin are being caught off-
shore, too, but most are eat-
ing sailfish baits much closer
to the reef.

Reefs
This is where the action
is, for sure. A short ride out a
mere 4 to 6 miles from the
islands is where the sailfish
action is red hot. Capt. Ron
Allen on the Fish Tales had a
half-day trip on which his
customers released five sails.
Over the weekend was
the Islamorada Women's
Sailfish tournament. Winning
boat was the Reel McCoy
with 15 releases, second was
Unleashed with seven fish
and third was the Predator
with six. Total number of
fish released in the two-day
event was 92.

Gulf, bay
Yes, the Spanish mackerel
were on again this week.
Also, the cobia were frequent-
ing the Yacht Channel mark-
ers and tripletail were found
in good numbers on the crab
buoys. Gulf wrecks held per-
mit and pompano along with
cobia. The action in the bay
proper was slow with a lack
of sea trout, the mainstay of
the outer bay area.

Flats, backcountry
A couple of windy days
did not slow down the great
action in the Flamingo area.
Snook and reds were in abun-
dance and the trout are in the
main channel in good supply.
A couple of warm balmy
summer like days had guides
searching for and finding
resident tarpon. They were
eating blue crabs and ranged
from 30 to 60 pounds.
And the bonefish are
schooling on the oceanside
and tailing and mudding fish
were reported by many
guides.

- Brad Harding
www.Islamorada
SportFishing.com


The Rhyde comes as close to a perfect skiff as a boat can. Capt. Mike Gorton has customized his.


Rhyde, Sally,


Seminole skiff
hits the plane
at just 5 mph

I've been hustled by more
than a few boat salesmen: "This
boat does it all! Floats in 3 inches
of water! Can handle a 3- to 4-
foot chop! Stealthy quiet on the
flats! Ultra-light and easy to pole!
Can jump up on plane in a foot of
water with only a 70 horsepower
engine! Oh, and catches fish like
crazy!"
Every savvy boat buyer
knows there are always tradeoffs.
If the boat handles rough water
well, then you will probably lose
some draft on the flats. If the boat
is ultra-quiet on the flats, that
means it is usually a rough and
wet ride running over open water.
If the boat floats in 7 inches of
water, then watch out if it blows
more than 15 knots because you
will pay for it on the ride home.
Well, I think I've found the
boat that not only claims that it
does it all, but backs it up with
unconventional looks. It's the
Rhyde and it is produced by the
Seminole Boat Co.
Even I'll admit this boat may
lead to a few chuckles if it came
pulling up to the Lorelei any
afternoon. It would stick out like a
sore thumb amid the Hell's Bay,


Cal Sutphin


Rhy

Maveric k
a n d
D o p h i n
skiffs. But
there is a
quiet charm
to the skiff.
H e r
d i m e n-
sions: 23
feet long:
60 inches
beaun mid-
ship, 40
inches at
the tran-


som; 70-horsepower max rated:
cruising speed 24 to 28 knots (top
speed at 40 mph): and a dry
weight with no engine of 650
pounds.
The Rhyde's draft at rest is 3.5
inches with two anglers aboard.
The draft while running at cruis-
ing speed is 7 inches required to
clear the skeg. She jumps on
plane at less than 5 mph and, with
trim tabs down, needs no more
than 10 inches of water depth to
do so.
Capt. Mike Gorton out of
Sugarloaf Key loves his Rhyde.
"This boat is the ultimate fly fish-
ing boat," says. "There is
absolutely no hull slap. When
you pole, the boat immediately
planes. There is no rise in the bow
or pushing up on the transom like
you get when you pole a conven-


de

tional technical skiff. It tracks
phenomenally well thanks to a 1
3/4-inch side chine and a 2 1/4-
inch cup strake that run a third of
the length forward of mid-ship.
which makes the boat track beau-
tifully."
For those captains who have
the dangerous beginning fly-fish-
ing clientele, how about 20 feet
separating the guide from his
client while stalking bonefish?
Sure would cut down on the div-
ing down and trying not to get
nailed by a wild fly cast.
"1 take two clients fly fishing
and with the proper positioning
of the boat, two anglers can fly
fish at once," Gorton says.
He's taken his skiff to a higher
level. He has custom-made a
front-deck casting platform as
well as a second casting station
mid-ship.
"The forward casting table.
what I call my fatigue fighter, is
built out of 1 1/4-inch polished
anodized aluminum with a fiber-
glass deck with a carpet top all
built by myself. It also has a
flush-mount receiver to hold a
chair for the angler who has bad
wheels or no wheels at all.
"I also have a sissy-bar/lean-
ing post which can be added to
brace an angler to help lake a lit-
tle stress off of them for standing


See SUTPHIN / 34


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

* Feb. 19 and 20: Poor
Girls Sailfish Tournament.
Key Largo and Isla-
morada. Contact Mark
Mills at 852-9085 or visit
www.keysislandgrill.com.
* Feb. 22 and 23: Back-
country Fly Champion-
ship. Islamorada. This new
fly-fishing competition is to
target snook and redfish.
Contact Charlotte
Ambrogio at 664-2444, e-
mail csasun@aol.com or
write to PO. Box 1063,
Islamorada, FL 33036.
* Feb. 29 and March 1:
Backbone Lures Fish 'Til
You Lose It. Islamorada.
Anglers compete to catch
the finned denizens of the
flats and backcountry, fish-
ing with one lure until they
lose it. Contact Paul Tejera
at 393-2156, e-mail capt
backbone@aol.com or
write to 150 Tequesta St.,
Tavernier, FL 33070.
+ Feb. 29 to March 2:
Captain Leon Shell
Memorial Billfish Tour-
nament. Key Colony
Beach. The tournament
benefits Hospice of the
Florida Keys. Contact Chris
Johnson at 743-5305, e-
mail seasquared@bell
south.net, visit www.leon
shelltournament.com or
write to PO. Box 510910,
Key Colony Beach, FL
33051-0910.
* March 14 to 16: Key
West Fishing Tournament
Kick-off. Key West & Lower
Keys. Targeting multiple
species, this annual chal-
lenge starts a season-long
tournament that awards
certificates for outstanding
catches and prizes in a
host of categories.
Contact Doris Harris at
(800) 970-9056 or go to
www.keywestfishing
tournament.com.
Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keynoter
.com/fishing,






S34 -Wednesdayn February 13, 2008


Fishing


Keynoter


Working the bridges will bring good results


Thursday seminar
to focus on

after the catch

We've had a good run of fish
in plenty of areas in recent weeks,
Sbut searching them out is essen-
tial for the best success. Working
areas that may have plenty of fish
but not those that want to cooper-
ate has also been reported the past
week.
Reef action on yellowtail with
extremely clear waters has been
common. But without the use of a
substantial fluorocarbon leader,
your success will be limited in
these conditions.
One snapper that's been hot
throughout has been the man-
grove. On the reef patches, in
-Hawk Channel, in the bridge
passes and throughout the tall
grass bottom areas of the bay,


S ar
Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro


mangroves
have been
b o t h
num lle ro u
and hungry.
Some very
large fish,
on average,
have been
tak e n
pleasing
anglers
e v e r y -
where. The
best loca-
tions have


been from the inside edge of
Hawk Channel through the
bridges and into the bay. The fish
on the reef patches have been
spotty but good when you find a
school.
Catching the fish is only the
first part of the equation. Knowing
the best ways to keep the fish
aboard, how to clean it properly to


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get the most out of it, ways to
cook it and long-term storage for
those days when you load up all
are good things to know.
We can help with this week's
free fishing seminar at our
Marine Educational Center at
mile marker 50 bayside. We will
cover all of the things you need to
know to make the best out of
what you've just brought aboard
to the time you eat it or store it.
We'll give tips on ways to keep
your fish fresher longer and ways
to make frozen fish taste just
about as good as fresh
The free seminar is at 6:30
p.m. Thursday.
The bridges have had some of
the largest fish of late. And
they've been some of the most
finicky ones as to what they
would like to eat.
The larger ones rarely feed on
dead baits. Live shrimp will get
you a few of the big ones and also
get you the most action overall.
Live pinfish has been the ticket
for the 4-pound-plus fish.
Not being married to a location
where you had prior luck is key.
Movement up and down the
bridge pilings until you find a
good collection is often necessary.
Limits have been achieved
rather quickly by most with the
live baits. Think about it: Five
fish at 4 pounds equals 20 pounds
of snapper. That's a lot of fish.
While the average snapper in
the outer bay has not been quite
as large as those around the
bridges, they are still substantial.
Their numbers are greater with-
out all the movement needed at
the bridges, plus you have the
options of all the other species
available such as trout, redfish,
bluefish, mackerel and quite a
few cobia lately. Grouper, mostly
black and gag, are numerous as
well.
While most have the amazing
ability to suck their butts up upon
breaking the surface to measure
an inch or two short, there are a
few that have lost that hidden art
and been invited home to dinner
by the lucky anglers.
One of the biggest problems
with fishing the bay, the bridges
or even the reef is that bottom
fishing tends to get the boat much
dirtier than other types of fishing.
The amount of work that needs to
be done once you reach the clock
is substantial.
One thing I have learned to
help speed up the job of cleaning
the fish is the use of the electric


knife. I'm not talking about your
wife's for turkey, but one made
for fish cleaning that is properly
insulated and with a heavy-duty
motor. Don't get me wrong: it is
not the best for every species. But
for snappers, mackerel, kings,
tuna and even dolphin, it is a real
time saver.
For example, I can fillet a 2-
pound snapper, skinned and
trimmed properly, in about a
minute and a half with a good fil-


let knife. I can do the same fish
the same way in about 15 seconds
with the electric knife (just think
about how many more beers you
can have in the time you save.
But drink 'em after you're done
or they will call you Lefty).

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler in Marathon
and captains the charter boat
'Dave's Dream.'


VACATION MEMORY: Lucy and Don Seijas of Homosassa
landed this nice grouper, which was almost 30 inches and
about 14 pounds, off Big Pine Key while visiting the Lower
Keys last week.



Customizing is cheap


SUTPHIN / From 33

all day, especially in rough condi-
tions. All of this is removable for
those purists who just want to
stand on a bare deck. Everything
mentioned weighs just 9 pounds
total."
Gorton also custom-built the
second casting station, he calls a
pop-up casting table weighing
roughly 8 pounds.
"I think skiff guides should
think about adding a second sta-
tion to their skiff. If two anglers
are on board, you normally have
them standing on a cooler or the
back bench and they get in the
way. Some captains ask for the


second angler to sit and stay out
of the way, which isn't much fun
at all for that guy. My skiff is a
natural for everyone to get
involved."
Fully rigged, ready to go with
ct'lter console steering, 70-hp
engine and a trailer, the Rhyde
lists for $38.000, making it com-
parable to most other technical
poling skiffs. Gorton sells his
custom-built casting platforms
and can be reached at 304-0906.
The contact info for the Seminole
Boat Co. is (954) 249-6288.

Cal Sutphin hosts 'Reelin' in
the Keys' from 7 to 10 a.m. week-
days on radio station WFFG
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110
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No. 0677400

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CIVIL ACTION

Case No. 07-CA-381-M

PESCAYO INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff

vs.

PHILIP SPIEGEL, if
alive and if dead,and all
Unknown persons or
parties claiming an in-
terest in the property.
Defendant

SECOND NOTICE OF
ACTION

TO: PHILIP SPIEGEL,
Address & Where-
abouts Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for COM-
PLAINT TO QUIET
TITLE

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses if any, to
it on Rafael J Sanchez-
Aballi Esquire, plaintiffs
attorney, whose address
is 445 Gerona Avenue
Coral Gables, FL.
33146, on or before Feb-
ruary 20th, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk
of this Court either before
service on plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or pe-
tition.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this court on
January 18th, 2008

DANNY L. KOLHAGE
As Clerk of the Court

By: Tammy L. Marciel
Deputy Clerk

Publish January 23, 30,
2008 and February 6, 13,
2008

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MONROE COUNTY,
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NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

BY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned,
DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit of
Monroe County, Florida,
will, on the 28th day of
FEBRUARY, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at the front
door of the Monroe
County Courthouse on
500 Whitehead Street,
Monroe County, in the
city of Key West, Florida,
offer for sale, and sell at
Public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for
CASH the following de-
scribed property situated
in Monroe County,
Florida, to wit:

A PART OF LOTS 1
AND 2, BLOCK 2 OF
"PARRISH SUBDIVI-
SION," AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT
PAGE 18 OFTHE
MONROE COUNTY
RECORDS AT KEY
WEST, FLORIDA AND
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCING
AT A POINT ON THE
WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF PARRISH AV-
ENUE, 150 FEET
SOUTH OF ITS INTER-
SECTION WITH THE
SOUTHERN BOUND-
ARY LINE OF U.S.
HIGHWAY NO.1,
THENCE CONTINUING
IN A SOUTHERLY DI-
RECTION ALONG SAID
WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF PARRISH AV-
ENUE, 50 FEET;
THENCE IN EASTERLY
DIRECTION AND PAR-
ALLEL TO THE SOUTH-
ERN BOUNDARY LINE
OF U.S. HIGHWAY
NO. 1,100 FEET, TO
THE EAST BOUNDARY
LINE OF LOT 3, BLOCK
2, OF THE ABOVE
MENTIONED SUBDIVI-
SION; THENCE IN A
NORTHERLY DIREC-
TION ALONG THE
EAST BOUNDARY
LINE OF LOT 3,
BLOCK 2, 50 FEET, TO
A POINT; THENCE IN
AN EASTERLY DIREC-
TION AND PARALLEL
TO THE SOUTHERN
BOUNDARY LINE OF
U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 1,
100 FEET BACK TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

Pursuant to the FINAL
JUDGMENT OF MORT-
GAGE FORECLOSURE
AND RE-ESTABLISH-
ING LOST INSTRU-
MENT entered in a case
pending in Said Court.


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the style of which is:

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR J.P.
MORGAN MORTGAGE
ACQUISITION CORP.
2005-OPT2 ASSET
BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES
2005-OPT1,

Plaintiff,

v.

CLYMAN B GRUBB, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CLYMAN B
GRUBB; PATRICIA
GRUBB, IF LIVING AND
IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST PATRICIA
GRUBB; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;,

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Defendants

and the Docket Number
2007-CA-198-M

Witness my hand and the
Official Seal of said
Court, this 1st day of
February, 2008.

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

By: Tammy L. Marciel

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.

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No.1860600

Environmental
Assessment
LEGAL NOTICE
For Proposed Site
Verizon Wireless (VZW)
recently submitted an ap-
plication to the Federal
Communications Com-
mission (FCC) seeking
approval for a personal
communications tower
located at 31 Ocean Reef
Drive, Key Largo, FL By
FCC Public Notice dated
1/20/08, the FCC grant-
ed the application, con-
cluding that the construc-
tion would not have a sig-
nificant impact on the en-
vironment. A copy of this
public notice may be ob-
tained by sending a writ-
ten request to Josephine
Conde at Verizon Wire-
less, 777 Yamato Road,
Suite 600, Boca Raton,
FL 33431.

Publish February 6, 9,
13,2008
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No.2316900

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

Case No.04-DR-1104-K
Division: Family

Charles R. Jamison, Jr.
Petitioner

and

Jessica Legere
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR SUPPLEMENTAL
PETITION TO MODIFY
CUSTODY OR CHILD
SUPPORT

TO: Jessica Legere
118 #2 4th St.
Big Coppitt Key, FL
33040

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
your are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Charles R. Jamison,
Jr. on or before March 17,
.2008 and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at 500 White Head St.
Key West, FL 33040 be-
fore service on Petitioner
or immediately thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered
against you for the re-
lief demanded in the
petition.

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Copies of all court doc-
uments in this case in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents upon
request.

you must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file No-
tice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family
law Form 12.915.) Fu-
ture papers in this law-
suit will be mailed to
the address on record
at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

BY: RIZA TABAG
Deputy Clerk

Dated 02/07/2008

Publish February 13, 20,
27,2008 and
March 5, 2008
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No. 2356400

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 2007-CP-82-M

IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA E. BLASIUS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of
VIRGINA E. BLASIUS
deceased, whose date of
death was September
17th, 2007, and whose
social security number is
193-24-8903, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 3117
Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL. 33050.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the person-
al representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.


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

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

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

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

The date of first
publication of this notice
is February 13,2008.

Personal Representative
WILLIAM J. BLASIUS
P.O. Box 510277
Key Colony Beach, FL
33051-0277

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

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2008
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No.2381500

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given
that the Monroe County
Value Adjustment
Board will hold their Fi-
nal Meeting on Thurs-
day, February 21,2008,
at 10:00 a.m., atthe


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Marathon Government
Center located at 2798
Overseas Highway,
Marathon, Florida.

The purpose of this
meeting is the Certifica-
tion of the Tax Roll and
any other matters that
may properly come be-
fore the Board.

Danny L. Kolhage
Clerk to the Value Ad-
justment Board

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2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2383700

NOTICE OF CALLING
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
March 11,2008 at 3M:
P.M. the Monroe Couity
Purchasing Office will
open sealed bids for the
following:

BREEZESWEPT
BEACH ESTATES CUL-
VERT RAMROD KEY,
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA BID-ENG-71-
295-2008-PUR/CV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via atwww.demand-
star.com OR http://
www.co.monroecounty
-fl.gov/pages/msd/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, to Monroe
County Engineering Divi-
sion, Judith S. Clarke,
P.E., The Gato Building,
1100 Simonton Street,
Key West, Florida 33040
or by facsimile to (305)
295-4321. All answers
will be by Addenda.

The County is seeking a
Contractor to install a
concrete box culvert-and
headwalls. This will in-
clude excavation and in-
stallation, utility reloca-
tion, roadway and site
restoration,a and all other
work as shown on the
Drawings and included in
the Technical Specifica-
tions.

Bidders must submit a
total of four (4), two (2)
signed originals and
two (2) complete cop-


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ies, of each bid in a
sealed envelope clearly
marked on the outside
withrthe Bidder's name
and "Sealed Bid for
Breezeswept Beach Es-
tates Culvert, Ramrod
Key, Monroe County,
Florida, addressed and
delivered to:

Monroe County Pur-
chasing Office
1' TO Simonton Street,
Room 1-213
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-4466
Fax: (305) 292-4465
All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on March
11,2008. Any bids 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 or e-
mailed bids will be auto-
mtically rejected. Hand
delivered Bids may re-
quest a receipt. If sent by
mail or by courier, the
above-mentioned enve-
lope shall be enclosed in
another envelope ad-
dressed to the entity and
address stated above.
Bidders should be aware
that certain "express
mail" services will not
guarantee specific time
delivery to Key West,
Florida. It is the sole re-
sponsibility of each Bid-
der to ensure their pro-
posal is received in a
timelyfashion.

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

All bids must remain valid
fora period of ninety (90)
days from the date of the
deadline for bid stated
above. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the re-
sponse of any person or
affiliate who appears on
the convicted vendor list
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 bids, including the rec-
ommendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County. Flori-


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da, forfinal awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids, to waive
informalities in any or all
bids, to re-advertise for
bids, and to separately
accept or reject any item
or items and to award
and/or negotiate a con-
tract in the best interest of
the County.

Bid Security payable to
Monroe County Board of
County Commissioners
in the amount of five per-
cent (5%) of the Bid must
accompany each Bid in
accordance with the In-
structions to Bidders. The
Bidder awarded a con-
tract in accordance with
this notice shall post a
public construction bond
guaranteeing completion
and quality of the work
under the drawings and
specifications.

Dated at Key West,
Florida, this 1st day of
February, 2008.

Monroe County
Purchasing Department

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2008
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No.2438500
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE: ARNOLD'S
TOWING gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 2/28/08, at 10:00
a.m. at 5540 3rd Ave.
Key West FL
33030-6032, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes.
ARNOLD'S TOWING re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all
bids.

1992 DODGE
CARAVAN VIN#
2B4GH55R2NR652785

2003 DERBIEVIN #
VTHPREWB33G200979

1996 PONTIAC
FIRBIRD VIN#
2G2FS22KOT2232667

2002 KALIBERLS
VIN#
RF3AR03CA2T122848

2005 HYOS VIN#
KM4CA104751306744

1997 TOMAS VIN#
KM4CA13A7V1125806

2006 BACC VIN#
LFFWBT6AO61010282

1989 FORD F350

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VIN#
1FTHF26M6KNA22310

1992 HONDA ELITE
VIN#
3H1AF1605ND302240

1998 TOMO VIN#
KM4CA13A7V1125672

1995 DODGE INTREPID
VIN#
1B3HD46T8SF626235

Arnold's Auto & Marine,
Inc.
5540 3rd Ave.
Key West, Florida, 33040

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2008
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No.2451900

Notice of Public
Meeting

The Monroe County
Criminal Justice, Mental
Health, and Substance
Abuse Planning Council
will meet on February 22,
2008 at 1:00 PM at the
Harvey Govt. Center,
1200 Truman Avenue,
Key West. This Council
was appointed by the
Monroe County Commis-
sion to make recommen-
dations regarding imple-
mentation of the Criminal
Justice Reinvestment
Grant Program. For an
agenda or other
information, contact
Dave Owens, Grants
Administrator, 1100
Simonton St., Key West,
FL 33040;
305-292-4482;
owens-david@monroe
county-fl.gov

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2008
Florida Keys Keyntoer


No. 2452500

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENTTO
ISSUE PERMIT

The Department of
Environmental
Protection gives notice of
its Intent to Issue a permit
to Ms. Elizabeth
Newland, Vice President
of Singh Partners, LLC.,
for the construction of
one (1) Class V, Group 6
Stormwater Drainage
Well, located at the Boat
House Hammocks,
12535 Overseas
Highway Marathon,
Florida 33050, Monroe
County (DEP File No

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285167-001-UC/5D).

The purpose of this facili-
ty is to inject non-haz-
ardous stormwater run-
off into one (1) Class V,
Group 6 Stormwater
Drainage Well for Munici-
pal Area 6, located at the
Boat House Hammocks,
12535 Overseas High-
way Marathon, Florida
33050. Injection will be
into the Key Largo or
Miami Limestone Forma-
tions anticipated to occur
at, or immediately, below
land surface within the
area of proposed well
construction.

The Department has per-
mitting jurisdiction under
Chapter 403 of the
Florida Statutes, and
Chapters 62-4, 62-520,
62-528, 62-550, 62-600,
62-601,62-620, and
62-660 of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code. The
project is not exempt
from permitting proce-
dures. The Department
has determined that a
construction permit is re-
quired for the proposed
work.

The Department will is-
sue the permit unless a
timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is
filed under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Mediation is not available
for this proceeding.

A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the Department's pro-
posed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an
administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) in accord-
ance with Sections
120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. The pe-
tition must contain the in-
formation set forth below
and must be filed (re-
ceived) in the Office of
General Counsel of the
Department at
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station
35,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 14
days of publication of this
notice. Petitioner shall
mail a copy of the petition
to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at
the time of filing. Failure
to file a petition within this
time period shall consti-
tute a waiver of any right
such person may have to
request an administrative
determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, orto intervene
in this proceeding and
participate as a party to it.
Any subsequent inter-
vention will be only at the
discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing
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with rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.

The Petition shall contain
the following information;
(a) The name, address,
and telephone number of
each petitioner, the appli-
cant's name and ad-
dress, the Department
Permit File Number and
the county in which the
project is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and
when each petitioner re-
ceived notice of the De-
partment's action or pro-
posed action; (c) A state-
ment of how each peti-
tioner's substantial inter-
ests are affected by the
Department's action or
proposed action; (d) A
statement of the material
facts disputed by Peti-
tioner, if any; (e)A state-
ment of facts which peti-
tioner contends warrant
reversal or modification
of the Department's ac-
tion or proposed action;
(f) A statement of which
rules or statutes petition-
er contends require re-
versal or modification of
the Department's action
or proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the re-
lief sought by petitioner,
stating precisely the ac-
tion petitioner wants the
Department to take with
respect to the Depart-
ment's action or pro-
posed action.

If a petition is filed, the
administrative hearing
process is designed to
formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Depart-
ment's final action may
be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this No-
tice. Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be
affected by any decision
of the Department with
regard to the application
have the right to petition
to become a party to the
proceeding, in accord-
ance with the require-
ments set forth above.

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2008
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No. 2466300

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT. OF THE

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SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

BY THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given
that the undersigned,
DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit of
Monroe County, Florida,
will, on the 14TH day of
MARCH 2008 at 11:00
a.m. at the front door of
the Monroe County
Courthouse on 500
Whitehead Street,
Monroe County, in the
City of Key West, Florida,
offer for sale, and sell at
Public outcry to the high-
est and best bidderfor
CASH the following de-
scribed property situated
in Monroe County,
Florida, to wit:

THE SOUTHERLY 1/2
OF LOT 18, BLOCK 11,
AMENDED PLAT OF
KEY COLONY BEACH
FIRST ADDITION, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 11 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Pursuant to the
DEFAULT FINAL
JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE
entered in a case
pending in Said Court,
the style of which is:

RHONDA CEDER, a sin-
gle woman, if living and if
deceased, any unknown
party who may claim as
heir, devisee, grantee,
assignee, lienor, creditor,
trustee of other claimant,
by, through under of
against RHONDA
CEDER: FIFTH THIRD
BANK; JOHN DOE; MAY
DOE AND/OR ANY
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION, AND
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN.

Defendants

And the Docket Number
07-CA-247-M

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Do you like to take walks on the beach at the first light of day? Would you like to earn
$10.00 an hour while walking the beach? Then this is the perfect job for you. The City of
Marathon is hiring several individuals to be our Turtle Nest Surveyors to work 3 V hours a
day April 15 to October 31 for our 2 beaches.
Our Turtle Nest Surveyors must be licensed by the Dept. of Environmental Protection
through Save-A-Turtle. The class will be held March, 12 2008. DL/Criminal
Screening/Drug Test Background check required. EOE and Drug Free Workplace. You can
visit our web site at www.ci.marathon.fl.us for an application and fax to 305-289-4143 or
come by Human Resources located in City Hall, Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00pm.


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Official Seal of said
Court, this 8th day of
FEBRUARY, 2008.

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

By: Tammy L. Marciel
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Florida Statute 45.031:
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, in any,
otherthan the property
owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

Publish February 13, 20,
2008

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130
Lost and Found

Lost cat Hemmingway
multi-toed, tiger. Huge
front feet. May have lost
his collar. Duck Key,
Center Island. 393-0559

170
Personals

Good looking male, 69,
5'10", 160 Ibs, financially
secure, for you and me. I
am active, healthy, and
seek slender lady, 47-59,
for long term relationship.
Let's enjoy my home on
ocean in Key Largo.
Pool, dock, dining out &
travel. Let's talk.
954-829-4744
To Karen:
Happy Valentine's Day
Love Forever,
Jack, Cudioe 2008

200
EMPLOYMENT

260 * General -
Miscellaneous

Appliance delivery
installation person need-
ed. Valid drivers license
and reliability required.
Call 664-3662.
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260 * General -
Miscellaneous


ASE Certified
Mechanic. Dependable.
Call 305-451-3500 or fax
resume 305-451-0401.
Assembly Tech: Fast
paced for grills,
wheelbarrows. Tools &
transportation needed.
Call 888-316-6380
ASSISTANT -
MANAGERS
Phantom Fireworks is
seeking retail store as-
sistant managers to join
our management team at
our Key Largo show-
room. This is a year
round full time position
with seasonal extended
hour demands. We re-
quire excellent customer
service and communica-
tion skills, retail manage-
ment experience and the
ability to work in a fast
paced environment. We
offer a competitive salary
and benefits package.
For confidential consider-
ation; please Fax your re-
sume and salary require-
ments to (305) 451-7025
or submit your resume in
person at our Key Largo
Showroom, 106150
Overseas Highway. Attn:
Shirley. Phone: (305)
451-1198.
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260 * General -
Miscellaneous
Boat rental /water-
sports attendant
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945
Carpenter Helper-Tools
and Transportation a
must.
Ryder Construction.
305-289-8331
Child Care Worker
needed for busy Pre-
School. Experienced
preferred. 743-3517
Cleaner needed on Sat-
urdays. Must have own
transportation, Mthn area
Call Bonnie Century 21,
743-3377 x113
Construction Help
needed. Must have
transportation. Call
395-0297 or 393-9387
Dock Master wanted,
Pancho's Fuel Dock,
full-time. Call Emily for
more information
305-743-2281

Your new employee
is reading our
classifleds.
Call to advertise
your employment
opportunities today.
(305) 743-5551
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CITY OF MARATHON: Responsible for the day-to-day
support, operation and various planning aspects of the City's
computing network and some city staff training. Salary DOQ.
Applications are available at City Hall or on our website
www.ci.marathon.fl.us and can be faxed to the Human
Resources office 305-289-4143. Drug Free Workplace, EOE



OHN

FJENN EKAMP
P CORAL REEF STATE PARK

Positions Available:

* PTIFT Captain
100 Ton/Divemaster

* PT Reservationist


* PIT Snack Bar

* FT Glass Bottom Boat

Narrator


Benefits Available!
-Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, 401 K

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


260 * General -
Miscellaneous


Emergency Communi-
cations Radio Installa-
tion Specialist.
Job duties to include:
radio equipment installa-
tion, maintain communi-
cation vehicles, maintain
cleanliness of work area,
pick-up and delivery of
supplies, and assist the
Technician when need-
'ed. Applicant must have
a High School diploma or
GED, technical experi-
ences a plus. Applicants
can contact Kristie at the
Monroe County Sheriffs
Office at 292-7044 or
send resume to
khernandez@keysso.net
or fax to 305-292-7159.
EOE/AAP

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260 * General-
Miscellaneous
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
required. 664-3662.
Housekeeper needed,
2 days/week, good ref.
DFWP. Immed. opening.
Local. Call 743-2512
Marathon Garbage is
seeking an exp. welder.
Pay based on exp.
Apply in person @
4290 Overseas Hwy
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.

Call Classified
743-5551


260 * General -
Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
Painters needed.
Experience, transporta-
tion & tools required.
Good pay. 394-1659.
Part-time, Technology
Assistant position at
Florida Keys Community
College's Marathon Cen-
ter. This position requires
graduation from High or
an equivalency diploma
with three years experi-
ence, in microcomputer
software support. Re-
sponsibilities include in-
stallation and support of
equipment and software,
support of the local area
network, telephone sys-
tem and video conferenc-
ing, light administrative
duties. Forfurther infor-
mation log on to
www.fkcc.edu or phone
305-809-3504.
EOE M/F/DIV
PlumberWanted
Please don't apply unless
you are the best.
Marathon Plumbing
304-3055.

Healthcare
Opportunities
* CNAs, HHAs
* Caregivers
* Physical Therapists
* Speech Therapists

For lill jotb requirements
and information on how
to applx, please visit our
website:
www.lhospiceviia.coIm




JI tigjf, .Nitrsc .Issoc tioit oJ
the Fio-rha hK,"
FOP:'"At


Full-time production/Web assistant position. Must
demonstrate layout experience in QuarkXPress and
Photoshop, and familiarity with Mac environment.
Accuracy, creativity and skillful multitasking desired,
with understanding of color reproduction, image
formats, Acrobat and MS Word. Editorial skills a plus.
Hourly wage and benefits including paid vacation.


Send resume and letter of interest to
tswift@keynoter.com or fax to 743-6397.


260 * General -
Miscellaneous
RESORT HELP
Front Desk, Reservation-
s,General maintenance,
Dock hands,
housekeeping.
Immediate openings.
305-797-1707
Retail sales manager
needed for a high end fur-
nishings store. This posi-
tion would be responsible
for scheduling and man-
aging the sales staff, cus-
tomer service logistics,
handling the overflow of
customers, working with
the buyer for product
lines, and keeping the
showroom fresh and in-
viting. This position is a
salary plus bonus based
on profitability of total
sales margins. Great
benefits and a beautiful
place to work. Email your
resume tojboyles@
dasignsource.com or
call 304-743-7130x1 50.

www.keynoter.com


265
Healthcare
Dental Assistant
Experience required,
Endo fourhanded
305-451-1251
Dental Assistant. FIT
position available In our
progressive & friendly
Marathon Dental Office.
Good communication
skills are a must. Please
call 305-743-3410 and/or
fax resume to Dr Kerifr
at: 305-743-0092
MassagelCaregiver
Needed. P/T nights.
Must be honest, depend-
able w/good attitude.
Must have transportation
& references. Marathon.
231-392-2865

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in


jSreE in local '"nspaper racks


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.cmk.orq. EEOCIDFWP







* Registered Nurses

* Medical Lab Tech

* Physical Therapist

* Nurse Supervisor, Surgical
Services


Physician's Practice Management

* Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)


Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 289-6459
Email: Michele.Teller@fli.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com






4 H OS P ITAL
3301 0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33030
E.0.E./Drug Free Workplace


Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Not' sending the Florida Keys

*Certified Nurse Midwife
* Medical Assistant /
Certified Nursing Assistant
SDentist
*Dental Assistant
*Dental Hygienist
*Outreach Worker
*Maintenance /
Environmental Worker

Competitive salaiy, excellent fringe benefits
Applicants may apply in person at
Marathon Health Center
2855 Overseas Highway, MM 48.5
Marathon, FL 33050
or fix Restume to: (305) 254-4987
For more information: (305) 252-4872




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270
Office - Clerical
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.

Ct Classified
743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


270
Office - Clerical
Tourist Info Office Asst
FT position. MS Word &
Excel required. Self start-
erw/ multi-tasking & fast
pace required. Duties in-
clude responding to visi-
tors on phone, in person
& general office skills.
Opportunity for orga-
nized, dependable, artic-
ulate, enthusiastic per-
son. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person Key
West Chamber of Com-
merce-402 Wall Street.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


CITY OF KEY WEST
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
di Excellent opportunity for experienced
individual to serve as Assistant City
Manager. Executive level position responsible for
assisting the City Manager in directing adminis-
trative functions relating to the full range of
municipal government issues. Successful candi-
dates will hold Bachelor's degree in public or
business administration or related field. At least
*!,years of progressively responsible adminis-
trative/management experience with a mini-
mum of 5 years senior management experience
in a municipal environment. Application and job
description available at www.kevwestcitv.com/iob
opportunities. Interested parties should submit a
completed City application and resume outlining
work history, education, special training and
salary history to the Human Resources Dept. at
iobs@kevwestcity.com or send to 525 Angela
Street, Key West, FL 33040.
EEONETERAN'S PREFERENCE/DFWP


SAttention

SEarly Birds:
r.a csa Pirate Wellness Center is
now hiring for the 5:00 a.m. shift.
,-Customer Service Preferred.
Please call Dan (305) 744-3348





THE HAMMOCKS AT MARATHON"
A Bluegreen� Resort
Join "Team Hammocks" and work
in a fun and exciting environment.
We offer growth opportunities, a competitive
salary and an excellent benefit package
starting with up to 26 paid vacation days and
holidays off the very first year.
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
* Administrative Asst./Accounting
* Food & Beverage Manager
SFront Desk Clerk
SHouseman
SRelief Night Auditor
Please e-mail confidential resume to:
carlos.deiesus(Sbluegreencorp.com
or
Apply in person:
S 1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
MM 48.2 Bayside EOE


Florida Keys Children's Shelter
-THE FLORIDA KEYS CHILDREN'S SHELTER, INC. A MULTI- PROGRAM
YOUTH SERVICE AGENCY SERVING MONROE COUNTY (FLORIDA KEYS)
IS ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION LOCATED IN
TAVERNIER
Team Leader Position
Position includes: Case Management duties ,staff and client
supervision, Oversee Behavior Management. Education:
Bachelor's Degree, $30,000.Must be able to work some nights
and weekends and work with a diverse client population. On
call required. Background & drug screening test. E.O.E.
Please contact Patti Owens at 305-852-4246 Ext 236 or
Email PattiOwens@fkcs.org or Fax 305-852-6902
Mail to 73 High Pointe Rd, Tavernier, FI 33070


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February 13, 2008


275
Professional
Elevator Mechanic
with installation &
modernization
experience. 664-2716
Master Electrician or
Journeyman wanted to
supervise Key West job.
305-396-3404
280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels
App's now excepted for
laundry position, some
hskp, mornings. Apply at
Seashell Beach Resort.
MM57.5, 57612 O/S Hwy
CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


Why Rent
When you can own?
Start the New Year in a
beautiful New Home
Prices starting at
$55,900
S$99 per month *
for the First year. Offer
expires March 31, 2008.
All appliances included.
4 homes available for
immediate occupancy.
Sun Homes, a Skyline
retailer at at
GOLDCOASTER Resort
Call for details
888-304-0087


f " < |Islamorada - 2/1, Vacation Cottages, com-
pletely renovated, boat ramp and pool, off
street parking. $2,000 monthly, nightly &
weekly also available. Call Rose Sanchez,
SCENTURY 21 All Keys, Inc. 305-395-0383
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BEACH H U S E R E S O R T

Are you looking for a quality work
environment? We are looking for special
people to join our service team!

NOW HIRING
Tranquility Bay Resort,
Marathon's newest 4 diamond resort
Guest Services Agents
Reservationists
Switchboard Operator
Maintenance Staff
Administrative Assistant
Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical,
Dental,Vision and Vacation. EOE, DFWP
Send resume 2600 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050; Fax 289-0667


An Th- V. noter~r


280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels
Bartender wanted,
days, experienced, see
Judy IN PERSON, at the
Brass Monkey.
285
Situations Wanted
Drug free, non smok-
ing, employed, respect-
full, will caretake your
property forfree housing.
Ernie 305-304-7658.
All classified line ads so
on our website

FREE
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Start the New Year
In a Beautiful New Home
Prices staring at
$55,900
* $99 permonth *
for the First year.
Offer expires 3/31/08.
All appliances Included.
4 homes available for
Immediate occupancy.
Sun Homes,
aSkyline retailer at at
GOLDCOASTER
Resort
Call for details
888-304-0087
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300
SERVICES

330
Business Services
sT-ION'

Baby sittinglPet sitting.
Upper Keys. Pre-tean
available afternoons,
holidays & weekends.
Call 305-453-3874.
360 * Professional
Services
Want to loweryour
Home Owner's Insur-
ance? Reduce your pre-
mium by 25-75%. Home
Inspec. By Ed Bernard,
call now and start saving
305-304-7192
500
MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Going Out Of Business
Sale Wedding and party
supplies, quality paper
goods. Everything
50-80% off. Friday and
Saturday only, 10-4.
3740 O/S Hwy, Mthn;
next to Annette's.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Now accepting applications for:
Night Auditor, P/T
Benefits & great working environment
Please apply in person to:
OMRIRERO RE9HORT
19 Sombrero Blvd. * Marathon
Or Call 289-SOMB


mnt.


545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
MM 86 Ven. Shores 119
Leoni, Sat 2/16 8am-
noon. Clothes, luggage,
boat/fishing equip, cool-
ers, generator & more
Orchids, Jewelry hand-
crafted, shells, books,
misc. 279 89th Street
Ocean. Fri 2/15 & Sat
2/16.9-12
Sat Feb. 16th, 7 am-??
Household goods, Ma-
rine prod, Fishing Gear,
clothing, 58426 Morton
St, (MM 58) Grassy Key,
575
Pets
Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924

www.keynoer.comn


590
Miscellaneous
Brand New, never used,
two seat papsan khaki
color, $299
(305)923-1286
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
. ! ; . l

100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon -MM 54.5743-7277
Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430


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590
Miscellaneous,

Generator, Generac,
7.8 HP, 4K/ 5K ohvi, low
use, $250 obo,
305-304-8591
Hurricane Shutters
Aluminum Panels and
track, like new. 12 sets
46"X82", 3 sets
85"X128". $2000.00 half
of retail, can install for
and agreed price.
16"X20" Heat transfer
press $125.00, 18"X22"
dry mount heat press
$75.00, Dremel scroll
saw/disk sander/flex
shaft tool $125.00, HP
Color Laserjet 4550
printer like new 100
copies only $100.00
(305) 289 8079
Lexington Seaside
Collection glass-top
shadow-box cocktail
table, Sectional couch w/
pull out bed $200, Com-
puter desk $50 852-9739
New 500 Gallon fuel
tank, w/ electric pump
and hose, $1,000 obo,
305-481-4840
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578
5 pcs. Wall Unit, Mfg. in
Germ, Birch finish, glass
doors, exc. cond.
136 "wide x 40"high,
$800, 305-872-3589
10 ft. x 20 ft. car canopy.
Only used 4 months.
Like new. $175.00
Call 394-6551.

600
FINANCE

610 * Business
Opportunities
Est wedding/charter co
Incl 44' trawler ready to
cruise. Turnkey, training,
will trade for canal home
$240K. 305-296-8664
Liq. Lic. Monroe
County, Terms Avail.,
Realty Masters
Realtors 800-523-7651

100
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront J
A Marathon 2/2 open
water views, concrete
dock, fncd yard, all tiled,
shed, C/AC, W/D. F/L/S
$1500/mo +utils. Long
term. 914-522-9092


A -


710
Homes for Rent

Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $1700
+ utilities. 305-872-2750
BPK Open Water
Views. Must see! Beaut.
renov. 2/2 up, 1/1 down.
Marble, stone, tile. New
kit, baths. Unique under
house boat slip, ramp,
dock. 1 home from open
wtr$2250. 610-986-8187
Homestead 3/2.5, TH,
New Community.
Realty Properties.
Arax-786-797-8747
Sale or Lease
Islamorada MM 74.
2/1, Bayside, Quiet,
$1,300/mo/Yr Lease.
F/L/S Ron 954-325-8113
wininbiz.com/rental.php
KCB 11th Street, single
family stilt, 2/2, 75' dock,
pool & spa, storage, cov-
ered prkng, year lease.
289-0064
Key Largo 2/2 Spacious,
canalfront, wrap-around
balcony, 1 car garage.
$2000/month, yearly.
305-910-8344



Key Largo MM 103 O/S
2/1, H.O. park w/dock.
$1,400 mo. F//S.
786-258-3700
Key Largo Newly re-
modeled 3/2 on ocean
side canal. $2200/mo.
Huge yard and lots of
storage. 305-444-5565
Key West 3bd/1ba, On
Riveria Dr. Clean, quiet,
large yard and parking.
Most pets ok. $2000/mo,
+ $2000 Sec. Avail.
now. 305-393-7015
Layton-2/1, for Town-
house, for rent or sale,ful-
ly furn. A/C, 29' dock,
deck, sat TV/cable, drive-
way parking, big kitchen.
$1800 mo. 305-205-6964
Marathon 1/1, Open
water views, dockage,
new appl.
F/L/S, $1100/mo,
517-795-3836
Marathon-2/1, Fur-
nished, on water,
305-743-0682, Yearly
Lease preffered
Marathon, 2/1, Furn.,
Single family home, w/
garage. Avail. 4/15- Pam
612-590-2565 $1800/mo
+ util. & deposit.
Marathon 2/1 unfurn.
W/D. $1000/mo + utils.
Year lease. F/L/S. No
pets. 743-7439
Marathon, 2/1, w/ga-
rage, overlooking ocean,
$1400/mo, Security and
Last month Dep.
330-603-1799
Marathon 2/2 annual
rental. Unfurn, fenced yd,
W/D. $1350/mo. F/L/S.
.Bonnie, Century 21,
305-743-3377 ext. 113.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
i,


710
Homes for Rent


Marathon 212 Large lot,
screened porch with wa-
ter view. $2000/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-2300
Marathon 312 Newly
renovated, A/C, Pvt 57'
dock, pool, parking for 6.
Long term only. F/S
610-496-8366
Marathon 3/2 Nice, spa-
cious, w/ garage and
fenced yard. Pets ok.
$1900/mo + utils.
731-6368 or731-6565
Marathon 3 Bed, 2 Bath,
waterview. unfurnished.
$1500 mth. call
609-827-3653
Marathon furn 2bd, 2ba
A/C, tile & carpet, W/D.
No pets. Canal, ocean-
view. F/US. Yearly.
305-395-0439
Marathon
New 3bd, 2ba, stilt.
$1500 month. F/US.
Avail now. 305-872-9580
Marathon Oceanfront
cottage. Dock on private
harbor, private ocean
beach, yearly lease.
$1200/mo. F/US. Dock-
age extra. 305-743-0318



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


MM 88.8 3/2,2 storage
sheds. $1500 mo Pets
with deposit.
305-619-1876
MM 95 O/S 2BR/1 BA up
$1500 mo. Avail 2/15.
1 BR/1BA down $1000
avail now. On 2 lots on
canal. Elec/water incl.
Long Term F/L/S
956-460-6887
MTHN, 3/2, S/F home,
w/ dock, screened porch,
great area $2400/mo
+util. Call Marcy
305-289-6505 CBSRE
New 3/2 canalfront.
MM 106. For rent or sale.
Pis call 305-766-1010
gomezhomes@gmail.
com
Sombrero Isle, Mthn
Beautiful, 4400 sf, dock
w/lift, pool 4 bd / 3.5 ba,
in-law qrtrs. Seasonal /
yearly. 239-340-5731



Tavernier, 2b, 2b, 2
story, boat ramp, 1600
sq. ft., storage, w/d,
116 Coral Ave. $1450,
1st/sec. 941-525-6388
Tavernier, 3/2, on wa-
ter, w/Davits, long term
only, 10% disc. for gov.
emp., $2500/mo F/L/S
305-586-2503

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
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712 * Mobile Homes 725 * Apt - Condo - 725 * Apt - Condo -
for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent


Key Largo mobile home
$850 month,
F/L/$500 Sec.
Call Miami 305-382-4350
Lot For Rent
50'x100' in Marathon.
$600 per month.
229-395-3395
Marathon 1/1.5 Canal
front, furn, dock, clean.
$950/mo. + utils. Refs +
credit check. 6/mo lease
305-743-0222. Avail now
Marathon 2/2,
Fully Furnished,
$1600/mo. + Electric.
F/L/S. Ref. Required.
305-731-4656
Marathon, Keys RV,
1-2 bd/1 ba w/ FL room,
30' dock, off st parking,
cable incl. $950/mo +
util. 305-587-1512
Marathon-Mobile
Home, 2/2, for more info
call 786-319-0459,
305-743-1935
MM 90 B/S furn/unfurn
2BR/1 BA, Florida room,
clean, W/D. $1225 mo.
+util. 305-852-4347

725 * Apt - Condo-
Duplex for Rent

GREAT * *

Apt-Condo MM 98 2/2,
unfurn, new tile/carpet,
F/L. No smoking/no pets.
Rent negotiable. Kathy
305-240-0711
Big Pine, 1/1, unfurn,
no smoking, no pets,
$800mo plus util.
305-872-1399
BPK 2/2 on canal, up,
balcony on dbl lot w/
ponds and waterfall, w/d.
$1475. 305-395-3415,
872-4592, 872-3450,
Conch Key, 2/1, Large
ground floor, immed.
avail. $1300/mo + util. F/
L/S 305-619-2828
Islamorada Duplex,
2BR/1BA, newly
remodeled, $1,400 mo.
F/L/S 451-4555
KCB 2/1 Half Duplex,
furnished, fenced yard,
screened porch, $1100
+ utils. F/US. avail 3/1.
315-561-3498.
KCB 2/2, half duplex,
W/D, on canal, furnished,
$1600/month, F/US,
305-849-1299
KCB 2/2, Large Dock,
large screened in patio,
plenty of parking.
$1500/mo, F/L/S
Call Kurt 305-481-4838


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GRE

Key Largo MM 98
Oceanfront lower effcy.
Wood floors & new kitch-
en. Dockage, utils, laun-
dry incl. Scrned-in porch.
Lrg property. $1050 mo.
Avail 3/1 305-451-3357
or248-214-7301
Layton Cheerful 1/1, Fla
room, on canal. W/D.
$900/mo includes water.
F/US. N/S, no pets.
(MM68.5)480-200-9189
Long Key-1/1, Furn, on
canal, 1st floor, A/C,
Avail. March and April,
$1000/mo, util included.
305-664-2737
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean.
$1000/mo F/S 304-8702
Marathon 1/1
Half duplex
$900 F/US avail 12/15
305-743-2300
Marathon 2/1, 1st Ave.
Gulf, New tile, New Kitch-
en, Fenced yard, W/D
hook-up. $1100/mo.
F/ULS. 305-394-3923
Marathon 2/1, Condo on
canal, pool, tile floors.
F/US, $1250/mo. Call
904-860-0888.

Immaculate
Marathon 2/1 Ground
floor, tile floors through-
out, new W/D. $1200/mo.
F/L/S Avail now.
305-743-5555
Marathon, 2/1, newly re-
modeledon canal w/ boat
slip, no cats/dogs,
$1200/mo, F/S,
305-481-4840
Marathon-2/2, Half Du-
plex, Large livingroom,
37.5 concrete dock on
canal w/ ocean view,
Long Term, very clean,
no pets. $1650/mo F/L/US
305-731-3386
Marathon 2/2, Town-
house, Sombrero Blvd.,
$1400/month, F/L/US
305-743-5972
MARATHON 2BR, 1.5
BA on the water w/great
views. Large & unique.
$1650/mo includes utili-
ties & dockage. F/L/S
743-5667
Marathon Condo-2/2,
Canal/pool/Sombrero
$1500/mo + utilities
305-731-3113
Marathon efficiency
cottage. $750/month,
incl. utils.
F/L/S. No pets.
305-395-0000
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Marathon-Efficiency-
Carport, Laundry room,
no smoking/pets $750/m,
incl. utilities. 395-1874
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$375/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800
Marathon Oceanfront
one bdrm furn inc utilities.
Many extras. $1300.
305-393-7718
Marathon waterfront
studio with dockage,
quiet neighborhood,
Direct TV. F/S, $1100/mo
incl all. 305-896-4627
MM 102 1/1 Furnished
inc. utils. NO pets, NO
smokers. $950/mo.
305-970-4344
305-904-8866
MM 90, on canal.
2 bd apt$1100 + utils.
1bd. $850 total
Dockage available.
772-546-5855
MM 92.5 BIS 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Private beach. No
pets. Furn or unfurn (305)
887-9388 or 986-4880
MM105 furn 2br/b DS
apt. Covered parking &
dockage avail. $1,100
plus util. (305)451-1380
MTHN, 1/1, non wlfront,
Duplex, Conch Style,
$1100/mo + util.
Call Marcy
305-289-6505 CBSRE
Mthn-Furn. Eff., Ocean
Front complex. pool,
$950/mo, inc. all util.
Avail. 4/1,305-289-0927
MTHN Little Venice 1/1
duplx, nicely furn, new
tile fls, granite cntr & appl,
central air, W/D, fenced
yd. $1100. 954-295-0717

740 * Roommates -
Rooms for Rent


rA f 4
Mature laid back room-
mate to share 2/2 MM
98.5. $850 incl all util.
Nice house, no drama,
drinking or drugs.
305-853-9750 leave
message
Non smoking, working
male, middle age, 3yr.
Resident, looking for
room in Mthn, A.S.A.P.
410-903-6148 cell
Roommate, female pre-
ferred, stable job & good
credit. Lake Surprise 3/2
Own bathrm $500 mo.
split util.305-987-5535


750
Vacation Rentals

Islamorada Beautiful
2/2 stilt home. Boat rarp.
Monthly orweekly. Avail
now. 305-773-3950
Key Colony Beach
Coury Dr. 3000 sf luxury
house. Canal, 3br, 2.5ba
+ study. Beautifully furn.
Gourmet kitch. Wk/mo/
season. 305-804-7184
Key Colony Beach 2bd
oceanfront condo, slpiri
Pool, fishing pier, private
beach, balcony. 2 week
minimum. 630-215-8126
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 2/2 large open
terrace with ocean views.
Fish from dock. Nicely
furnished. Avail now.
334-329-4786
Marathon 3/1.5 on deep
canal oceanside.
$1600/mo utils incl.
305-234-1152
larimerlenoccomcast.#iW -
Mthn-Coco Plum 2br
Furn. on water, pool &
dock. Long or short term.
772-359-2439
dallasi 080@Syahoo.com

790 * Business
Property for Rent
Comm / Office / Retail
US 1 across from airport
entrance. 1100-2000 +/-
sq ft available. Call
Suzanne 395-0053
Commercial building
for rent 2400 sq ft. Doctor
office or for retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy, Mthn. For
details 305-289-0802
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350
people $500. 1 for 50..-
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call
after 3 pm 305-852-1872
MARATHON Office
space. Most Prestigious
in Marathon, Sadowski
Causeway. 900 sq ft.
$1700/mo + tax.
Jdhn 305-743-9858 or
305-522-5841
Marathon Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location - 3rd Generation
building, 700 sq ft.
$1175/mo. 481-5057
Retail I Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces frof-
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840
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* 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.
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790 * Business
Property for Rent
Retail Space 1250 sq ft.
by Marathon Main Post
Office for rent, contact
Bruce 305-395-2720 or
Dee Dee 289-6486
Tavernier 1200 SF fully
equipped hair salon busi-
ness for lease. Rare
opportunity to join Winn-
Dixie, Pier 1 Imports &
Tavernier Towne Thea-
:er. Commodore Realty
"35-365-2600 x40.

795
Miscellaneous

Ramrod Key acreage for
rent, avail. March 1st,
305-872-4447 or
305-849-9269

800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale

)ents Wanted
Islamorada 2 new
projects open 7 days.
40 units available +
resales Michael Larson,
C21 All Keys. Email:
ml@c21allkeys.com

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

P1 W]) jOfl
Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$350K. Reasonable
Gs4frs considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Canal Front Long Key
4/3 Quick ocean/bay
access, dockage. $595K
nego. 305-664-3215 or
seaviewcc@btl.net

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but we do need your
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810
Homes for Sale

Gated in Islamorada,
w/boat slip, pool. 2/2,
w/screened porch and
garage. Charming and
immaculate. 1.1 M,
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MARATHON
1160 Camino del Vientos
5/3, 3583 sq. ft., 3/2 up,
sep 1/1 down-rental
potential. $660K, will pay
up to 10K in closing
305-323-1056.
forsalebyOWNER.com
Marathon 3/2, Clean S/F
home with Screened
porch, Quiet neighbor-
hood. Wide street. Stop
by and have a look.
305-743-3080
Marathon, 3/2, motivat-
ed seller, bring all offers,
elevated, CBS const.,
Call 743-3319 or view
listing # 21430383 at
ForSaleByOwner.com
Marathon deep dock,
ocean view, lic vacation
rental, 3/2. $660K.
305-743-2031 www.
manateehavens.com
Marathon newly built,
3/2, w/pool, A STEAL @
$299K Lease option
poss. 305-726-6071
MTHN By Owner $950K
3/2 CBS canalfront on Ige
lot, Sombrero Bch area.
1836 sf living area, plus
more. 305-942-1105
Oceanfont with pool
3/2.5 Stilted CBS home
with dock. Screened
balconies on 2 floors.
$694K, shown by appt
thru 3/1. 765-592-2335
Trade my CBS pool
home, reduced $299K
between Daytona and St.
Augustine, for keys home
or mobile, I will pay diff. in
value. 305-849-0507
WANTED:
house on water
for FISHING. CASH $$$.
239-489-4821
burrittol aiuno.com

812 * Mobile Homes
for Sale

Marathon 2 trailers for
sale in Key RV Park.
$1,000 and $3,500. Lot
rent $600. 305-731-5042
Marathon Canal lot,
covered dock, shed, Air
Stream trailer- Fla room.
1-586-506-0781
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812 * Mobile Homes 880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale for Sale


Marathon-Ocean View
2bd, 1bth, w/front deck,
Boat slip available. $25K
305-240-0103
Marathon-Waterfront
1/1, MH, Deck w/spa,
storage shed, priv. park-
ing, low lot rent, $25K or
obo 727-734-7627
MOBILE HOMES FOR
SALE: 2006-14x60, 2/2,
many upgrades, central
AC. Must be moved,
asking $50,000 obo,
305-743-2169
PALM HARBOR
HOMES 4/2 Tile Floor,
Energy Package Deluxe
loaded, over 2,200 sq.ft.
30th Anniversary Sale
Special Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color
Brochures 800-622-2832

825 * Condo-
Duplex for Sale
Trade my 1/1 on water
Condo with boat dock/
Pool, for dry lot home or
lot. Email:
ivenbudcmsn.com

845 * Other Florida
for Sale
Peace River Waterfront
spacious 2/2 stilt home,
full wraparound porch &
cupola, huge garage/
barn with 14x30 apt +
extra bedrm. All on 2
acres, for less than
$300,000. 863-993-1624
Peace RiverWaterfront
spacious 2/2 stilt home,
full wraparound porch &
cupola, huge garage/
barn with 14x30 apt +
extra bedrm. All on 2
acres, for less than
$300,000. 863-993-1624

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
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Waeficn Lot


Bldg & Dock Permits in
hand, canal, House plans
100'x100'lot, below
appraisal. Make offer.
$499K. 305-743-5218



KCB Duplex PO View
60x110 lot. Build now no
ROGO. Block 2 lot 38.
Lowest priced on the
Island $349K.
440-503-4273
Key Largo, 60ft. wide
ocean view lot, Deep ca-
nal, w/concrete seawall,
Million dollar homes, club
house and pool, $659K.
305-852-4960
Provos Turks and Cai-
cos, 1 acre near beach w/
power. Prestigious Prop-
erties.com MLS
#077949. Call Lucy at
(649)231-2220 $89K
ROGO EXEMPT T.R.E
For Lower Keys excl. Big
Pine, market rate, after
transfer to your property.
Build now or in the
future. 305-743-2169
38'x66' zone MH or RV
w/water, elec, cbl & sew-
age, incl. 35' dock use.
Was $250K, Now $240K!
760-340-1403, Marathon

890 * Business
Property for Sale
Commercial Lot-Big
Pine Key, 1227 Crawfish
Cert, 3541 Stone Crab
Cert, 36' boatw/ twin cat
eng. $355K or offer
305-720-0964

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895
Miscellaneous


ATThJ'ON!
Looking to build on your
Marathon lot? Frustrated
by our ROGO/BPAS?
TBR for sale, NO afford-
able housing transferfee,
Don't wait years to build!
305-731-1177

ION'
TBR's for Sale, 3 at
$100,000 each. Call
305-522-6567 or email
wielandn mgbellsouth.net

ATTF O1NI
TDR's 6 Islamorda
dry lot building rights.
Buy 1, transfer & build
now. Avail 3/1. Call Joe
Cachia 305-393-0052
WANTED TO BUY. Buy-
er desires an open water
house, MM 70-MM 90,
pref with a "pier" dock,
(3-4' control depth) or the
ability to permit and build
one. Price range $1.2-1.8
Million. Weekly rental
ability strongly pref. NO
AGENTS/BROKERS, no
condos and no canals
please. Call Randy at
912-313-3886
Waterfront permit for
sale. 3/2 concrete stilt.
2,000 sq. ft.
305-804-3971

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1150
Power Boats

2-200 HP VOLVO Diesel
Engines $4500/OBO.
1988 Crusader 320 HP
Cat Eng. Reef permits.
call 309-678-7744
17' Boston Whaler
Montauk, 2005, 90 HP4
Stroke Mercury, Trailer
w/ brakes, GPS, Radio,
loaded $18,995,
367-2578
18.5' Mariah 2006
3.5 Mercury I/O-10 hrs,
2 bimini tops. Like new,
ready to go. Must see.
305-619-2262
19' Bayliner Trophy,
2002, Center console,
GPS, Fish finder, trailer,
excellent cond. $11,700
obo, 248-330-0067
23' 2000 Century CC,
225 Yamaha Saltwater,
low hours, new VHF,
GPS, stereo. Incl trailer!
Clean boat, must see!
$24,000. Call 942-9426
23' Donzi, walkaround,
9'beam, full transome,
cust half tower, hard top,
lee out riggers, twin 140
o.b. misc. equip, must
sell $9850 797-3450
23' Wellcraft, 1986 hull,
200 Evinrude, motor
needs work, bimini top,
cuddy, trailer incl. $3000
obo. 305-587-9357 or
305-451-7163.
24' FORMULA, 1975
1998 Awlgrip,
under 200 hours., 10.
$30000bo,305-743-0603
24' T-CRAFT trap boat,
200 Merc. Optimax, un-
der warranty, very clean,
400 plastic stone crab
traps, 500 certs. $19,500
or trade for lobster
certs. 305-240-0264


1150
Power Boats



24' TCraft,
w/wheelhouse, New 300
HP Suzuki 4 Stroke,
6yr warranty. Includes
50 Lobster tags/traps &
250 crab tags/traps
$30,000 (352)875-0294
25' Sea Fox 2004
257, Center Console,
Merc. 225 hp, GPS, VHF,
Fish finder, 175 hours,
new cond, $29,900
978-764-9534
25.5' Seacat SLC5 Blue
water pro, too much to
list, very good cond. w/
trailer, $40K ask for Mark
305-289-7350
26' Center Console
'Roballo' GPS/Fishfinder,
250 hp Johnsons Engine
on Bracket with recondi-
tioned lower unit. Excel-
lent condition. $12.500.
Call 305-849-2111 for
more info.
26' Shamrock,'85, w/pi-
lot house and trailer, and
elec. Rebuilt 351, and
trans. 300 hours, new
starter, alt. and carb.,
$12,995 305-289-0363
28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$49.5K. 305-743-3436'
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


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1150
Power Boats
34'Island Trader $25K
Good Mech cond, Sever-
al long trips last year.
Make offer 239-821-7372
or 239-389-4844
41'1969 Chris Craft
Roamer, alum, twin 454
gas. Good shape, needs
TLC. 15.5 beam, flybrdg.
$24,000.918-497-9418
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
1160
Sailboats
22' CATALINA SLOOP
'88 1990's-15 hp OB,
rerigged, trailer,
beautiful. $5800,
Tom-743-8454
26' Capri Sailboat w/
Trailer, 3 sails, 10hp Nis-
san outboard motor,good
cond, new bottom paint, 3
1/2' draw. $7000obo.
305-304-2401.
29' CAL SLOOP, 1972,
Large int., many extras,
15hpYanmar dies. Ped-
estal steering, 4.5' draft,
asking $12K
305-515-2879
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
DOCKAGE AVAIL.
Up to 35 feet
Coco Plum,
305-743-2002
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryer for res.
$585.305-731-3386
Marathon, Ocean Side
protected dockage. Bath
house, live aboard, from
$500. Must be in good
condition and mobile.
305-731-5042
MTHN-Live Aboard
Slips on Coco Plum Bch.
4' depth, $450/mo + elec.
Call Marcy
305-289-6505 CBSRE
1190
Miscellaneous
21' Seacraft, Center con-
sole, 200 hp Yamaha,
slide on trailer, R.S. en-
dorsment, w/10 lobster
tags. $9,995,289-0064
1982 34'Crusader hull,
underwater gear. $7500.
See at lot 24 Fishermans
Point, Mth 305-731-8055
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869
Real Estate.
Business,
Lifestyle.
find it in

Sunday
!Mi


1190
Miscellaneous

AT'hlONJ

All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
American Storage.
RV's, boats and trailers.
Secure in Marathon. For
best rates call Gary
305-304-3610
Blue Crab
endorsement $30,000,
obo. $10,000 down,
negotiable terms. Call for
info. Rich 352-584-1245
Boat Cover Hewes 18'
Redfisher, new, heavy
duty; for boat, platform &
motor. $450. 289-1771
Davits, pair
Good condition.
$200 OBO.
305-743-2394
Dock Sales-Buy Direct
save $ from Industry
Leader, 8yr warranty,
modular, easy to install.
Marine Prod. Serv, LLC.
1-877-25-DOCKS
SEE US at booth 3967
@ Miami Boat Show
ESTATE SALE Lob/
Stone Crab bus., 3000
Lob and Stone tags, 500
Stone Crab traps, $100K
OBO. Tammy 522-1206
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor res.
$585.305-731-3386
Lobster Traps. New
wood kits available for
$8.25 each.
786-942-0268
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
$16 for both,
used welder$1400,
20' flatbed trl $2400.
Call 305-304-7043

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Cadillac-CTS-2005
29K miles, very clean,
pearl. Kelly Blue Book,
$23K, will let go for
$18,750.743-0771
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5651


1350
Automobiles
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.
07 Corvette ZO6 special
perform pkg. 505 HP, 6
speed. Ebony Black,
Coupe, Leather, Heads
up display, XM, On Star,
fact. chrome alum.
wheels, One owner, ga-
rage kept. Sun driver.
12K babied highway
miles. None nicer. $69K
obo. Ext. Warr. MUST
SELL 517-525-4444
1994 BMW, 5301,147K
sharp, red. Bilstien's
Michelin tires. $4000,
obo 305-743-0603


1360 * Mopeds-
Motorcycles
KAW ZRX 1200 R Show
cond. 1460/mi, never
dropped or wet. as new
$40000bo,743-0603
1370 * Trucks-
SUVs - Vans
'00 Dodge conversion
van. Low top, dual A/C,
loaded. $8950 obo.
451-4555
2002 FORD F-150, XLT,
Ext Cab, 58K miles, Bed
liner, great cond. $7800
obo John-743-9858 or
Alex-743-0101
94 Ford F150
120,000 miles. Excellent
shape. $2,900.
394-2269 or 451-1902

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1380 * Campers- 1380 * Campers-
Recreational Vehicles Recreational Vehicles


1370 * Trucks-
SUVs- Vans



06 Chevy Avalanche.
Z71, 4WD, leather, navi-
gation, 23K miles, non-
smoker, XM radio, Bose
audio, pristine, like new.
$24,500. 305-393-7388
06 Ford Ranger Sport-
V-6, Ext. Cab. A/C, 8900
miles, loaded, exc. cond.
asking $16,800 obo.
305-872-9880
'06 Silverado, red, V-8,
23k mi., XM radio, CD &
more. Beautiful. Asking
$16,500. 305-304-6513
1994 FORD F350 Dual-
ly, gas, 4 door cab. 8' bed
w/topper & bedliner, 17K
5th wheel hitch, w/elec.
brake.$8500 743-5895

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Club Car Golf Carts
Cudjoe Key. Free delivery
within 60 miles. Starting
from $2,200. Call Jeff
609-517-7101
Want to trade Toyota
Dolphin RV with new
A/C and tires for live
aboard boat.
Kurt 305-815-8562
We buy and consign
RVs. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's MM 100 451-4555
2003 24' Gulf Stream
ULTRA Motorhome, low
miles, excellent cond.,
slideout, loaded, below
NADA, $38,500
305-872-9714
2003 28' Jayco Trailer,
13' slide out, 17' awning,
queen bed, sleeps 6,2
doors, excel. cond.
$13,300, 610-764-4702,
Big Pine Key


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24-6' 2002 Shamurock li\ 104 hrs $39,500
25' 2001 Blue Water CC, twin 2007 1i0hp Venado $-S.5i00
26' 2007 Albin CC IB Yanmar 315hp, Blow out sale $119,000
26' 2007 Albin CC IB Volvo 370hp, Blow out sale $139.000
27' 1984 Pursuit Tiara express, upgraded tmwin gas $18,500
28' 1999 Carolina Classic Express, twin Volvo $92,500
28' 2006 Buddy Davids, T-250hp Verado, loaded $135,000
28' 2008 Buddy Davis, T-250hp Verado, New Boats Call
28' 2007 Albin Newport Cabin, AC, Yanmar, new $169,000io n a l M a r in e
30' 2001 Island Ilopper, Cat 3208, upper station $85,000rofessional M arine
31' 1997 Sl;taas Express, \Tin '02 F225 Yaunaha's $74,200
32' 1988 Blacldin, T-375 Cat's, loaded, excellent $99,500
32' 1976 Downeaster-sail, '02 Perkins, upgrades $29,900
34' 2003 Ocean Ma;ster, Ohrs E1inntde E-tech, loaded $210,000
34' 2008 Buddy Davis, T-275hp Verado, New Boats $259,900
44' 1985 Atlantic, aft cabin, l:l offers $129,500
46' 1983/03 Post, repower O3', Rainarine $15"9,000,
46' 2002 Crowlher Cat-Sail, Yanmar's, Custom $379,2000

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42' Monaco Dynasty '02
400 Cummins, 3 S/,
mint cond. Below MkDA,
50K mi, Price Reduced
$149K. 305-743-5218
33' Hurricane 2005,
excellent cond. 18k
miles. $65,500 obo.
451-4555
39' Fleetwood Mallard
2001 TT, 2BR w/bunk
room, sleeps 10. $,850
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* Emergency coverage at home or when you travel / _
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If not, please join us at an informational session to learn more about HumanaChoicePPO:
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99701 Overseas Highway 13201 Overseas Highway
February 16 * 12:00 p.m. February 23 * 12:00 p.m.
March 15 * 12:00 p.m. March 8, 22 * 12:00 p.m.
Call today for reservations, or for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings:
1-800-238-7156 * TTY 1-877-833-4486
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Don't wait! You only have until March 31st to decide whether to change your Medicare health plan.
After March 31st, you'll be required to keep your current plan until January 2009.
Some exceptions/restrictions may apply.
If you are not satisfied with your current Medicare coverage and are considering a change,
you may want to consider the convenience of HumanaChoicePPO.
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