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Publication Date: March 19, 2008
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Judge rules
A judge sa\s the Marine
Mammal Conservanc\ of
Key Largo, a marine-mam-
mal rescue and rehabilitation
gioup, has until Thursday to
show it has active building
permits for work at its site.
See story. Page 2

She's dreaming
As millions of Home and
Garden Television viewers
watched Sunday, Stephanje
Dee of Solon, Iowa, was
announced as the winner of
HGTV's Dream Home in
Islamorada She gets a $2.2
million prize package. %which
includes the fully furnished
3,500-square-foot bayside
house in The Shore develop-
ment plus a 2008 GMC
Yukon hybrid. See story,
Page 12.

The naked truth?
A wet T-shirt contest in
Key West several years back
leads to a law suit b) a news
anchorwoman against
Hustler magazine for print-
ing a photo of her. See store ,
Page 11.

Security signups
Toda) marks the begin-
ning of enrollment for the
federal government's
Transportation Worker
Identification Credential pro-
gram. according to U.S.
Coast Guard Sector Key
West, meaning those %w ho
work in secure ports must
register. See story. Page 13.


Business ......... .... 17
Classifieds . . ..... 33
Crossword . . .16
Fishing ... ........... 29
Living ....... ...... ..19
Obituaries ... ... . . 16
Opinion . . ..... .6
Sports/Outdoors .. .23


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


Budget cuts are decimating
human-service agencies all over
Monroe County, but this week the
Monroe County School District
and Florida Keys Community
College stepped forward to
ensure 32 Key West girls don't
slip through bureaucratic cracks.


Diver was

'glue' for


NOAA

Friends recall
Mason after
Monday death
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A veteran diver with the
Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary staff was remembered
by friends at a celebration of life
Tuesday.
Rustin "Rusty" Mason, 54, of
Ramrod Key died Monday after
a working dive in the Dry
Tortugas.
"Rusty was an all-around
great guy," Dave Score, sanctu-
ary superintendent, said before
the dockside memorial in Key
West. "In a lot of ways, he was
the glue that held us together.
He'll be deeply missed."
Funeral arrangements were
being planned at press time.
Mason was employed by the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. He
worked as part of the state-feder-
al sanctuary staff for at least
seven years.
His responsibilities included


See DIVER / 4


College takes over program for at-risk girls,
effort could continue beyond this year


Starting Monday, the students
from the PACE Center for Girls
will attend class at the college's
Stock Island campus. That could
continue next year and beyond as


a new program to replace what
PACE provides, which is an alter-
native education to at-risk girls
who aren't making it in the tradi-
tional classroom setting.
The program, funded in large
part by the state Juvenile Justice


Department, targets teens who
are in trouble who might not
graduate high school without
counseling and a focused envi-
ronment.
"They'll be moving to
FKCC," PACE board Chair-
woman Dixie Humelsine said.
"They've been very generous
See PACE / 2


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Fire fee up for vote


April hearing
would be for
resident input
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.comn

Monroe County's fire chief
may have resigned, but his effort
to enact a fee to help pay for new
trucks and fire stations is still on
the fast track.
The Monroe County


Commission will consider today
whether to schedule an April 16
public hearing to adopt a fire
assessment that could add $311 to
residents' tax bills.
A proposal unveiled at a
March 5 workshop in Key West
would, with the commission's
approval, raise an estimated $6
million from homes and busi-
nesses in unincorporated Monroe
County, officials say.
According to Camille Tharp


of Government Services Group
Inc., the consultant that presented
the proposal, the County
Commission can assess a fee
ranging anywhere from $78
annually to $311.
Commercial properties could
end up paying up to 49 cents a
square foot, industrial properties
up to 30 cents per square foot and
institutional properties up to 72
cents per square foot.
At the workshop, then-Fire


See FEE / 4


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A marine-mammal rescue
group must show it has active
building permits by Thursday, a
judge said in a March 13 hearing
over a Key Largo property.
The Marine Mammal
Conservancy, a tenant at the mile
marker 102.2 site, sued
landowner JPB Properties of
Colorado, headed by John
Powers.
In last week's hearing,
Monroe County Circuit Court
Judge Luis Garcia told MMC
officials to produce active per-
mits for construction work start-
ed several years ago, Powers
said.
MMC filed suit against JPB,
saying the owners refused to


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honor a lease contract that offers
to sell the bayside property to
the nonprofit organization for
$458,000 for use as marine-
mammal rehabilitation site.
JPB seeks a summary dis-
missal of the MMC suit, saying
that repeated violations of
Monroe County code are a viola-
tion of the original lease.
Powers contends the organi-
zation was given "very good
terms" for the property because
he believed in its original mis-
sion, but that it has repeatedly
failed to meet the lease terms.
Unpermitted storage contain-
ers remain on site, and permits
have lapsed for an unfinished
structure, Powers said.
"This has been going on since'
2003," Powers said.: "We're
waiting for the day when the
judge tells them that they're
done."
MMC officials could not be
reached at press time.
A code-enforcement case also


Charter school possible


PACE / From 1

offering facilities for free through
the end of the school year."
Last week, the state Practical
Academic Cultural Education
office announced it would close
the Key West center after the
Legislature cut half a million dol-
lars from the program's statewide
budget.
Diana Reagan, director of the
Key West center, was dismissed
immediately, according to
Humelsine, as was the director of
the Polk County center. That site
also got the ax.
The Key West center is slated
to close March 31.
"The focus is on getting the
girls through the end of the
school year," Humelsine said.
There are nine girls slated to
graduate in June who
If the college didn't step in,
the 32 Key West girls would have
to go back to Key West High
School for the remainder of the
school year.
"Going back is not an option,"
junior Rachel said when she
heard about the program shut-
down.
Key West is the only full-time


Key West is

the only

full-time

center in

the Keys,

though the

program

used to run

one in

Key Largo.


center in the Keys, though the
program used to run one in Key
Largo.
That center closed last fall,
Humelsine said. Instead, PACE
now serves 12 girls part-time at
Coral Shores High School. A
similar part-time program serves
12 girls at Marathon High.
There will be no changes for
the Marathon and Coral Shores


PACE programs.
School District Super-
intendent Randy Acevedo said
although the district receives
money for the girls through the
state Education Department,
essential funding from Juvenile
Justice is gone, and that's going
to make long-term plans tough.
"We are working it out," he
said. "The money from DJJ pro-
vided additional counseling."
Still, he thinks streamlining
the program into the School
District will be successful.
"We're looking atcreating a
charter school," HJumelsine said,
adding that a new program would
also allow a similar program for
at-risk boys. "I have high hopes
we'll have an even better pro-
gram. It won't have the DJJ fund-
ing because that's the funding
that was cut. But it'll be great not
to have to do the tremendous
amount of paperwork that fund-
ing required."
In the meantime, the PACE
board will continue with a sched-
uled fundraiser April 28 at the
Southernmost House. Though the
donations won't actually be for
PACE but its replacement pro-
gram, they'll be needed more
than ever.


is ongoing, with county officials
going after JPB for violations
that Powers says were commit-
ted by the rescue group.
The Marine Mammal
Conservancy has taken the lead
in several rescue and rehabilita-
tion efforts for stranded marine
mammals including dolphins
and small whales.
Powers said he has been the
largest donor to MMC, and
helped create the organization as
a rehabilitation group not linked
to any businesses that hold dol-
phins in captivity.
He leased the site to MMC in
1995.
Rick Trout, a dolphin activist
who worked as Powers' local
agent, was dismissed from the
MMC board.
"I don't see where any
progress has been made" at the
site, Trout said this week. "I
hope that we're somewhere
beyond the fifth inning in this
process."
MMC has the right to file an
appeal this week.


Dolphin deadline Thursday


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The following beaches
have health advisories or
warnings against swim-
ming:
South Beach and
Higgs Beach, Key West.



Due to a reporting error,
a March 8 story about a
proposed Monroe County
fire assessment contained
incorrect information. All of
unincorporated Monroe
could be subject to the fee.
Due to a reporting error,
the location of a Monday
Monroe County Planning
Commission workshop was
incorrect in Saturday's
paper. It was at the Big Pine
Academy.
Due to an editing error,
Saturday's edition gave the
incorrect date for Big
Kahuna candidate Christine
Alo's rummage sale. It's this
Saturday starting at 8 a.m. in
the Marathon Office Depot
parking lot.




Key West Bureau Chief
Alyson Matley, Florida
Keys Community College
Ceramics Director Jay
Gogin and potter Mitsuru
Nishimuri, on the upcom-
ing annual Mud Pi event.
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4 Wednesday, March 19,.2008


Keys News


Vasil: Extend sewer deadline


Saunders says
now isn't the
time to ask
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


Marathon City Councilman
Don Vasil will sponsor a resolu-
tion at Tuesday's regular council
meeting calling upon various state
entities to allow residents and
businesses additional time to meet
a state-mandated July 1, 2010,
deadline to comply with advanced
sewage treatment standards.
On Feb. 11, the council passed
a resolution indicating a commit-
ment by the city to complete the
city's wastewater system, after
establishing concrete assessment
figures Feb. 4.
The resolution states "that
despite the city's best efforts,
there may be some portions of the
city that will not be connected to
the city's wastewater sewer sys-
tem by July 2010 and similar cir-
cumstances may also arise for
residents and businesses else-
where throughout Monroe
County."


State Rep. Ron Saunders said
you can ask for, but will most
likely not receive, a time exten-
sion and said it might be prema-
ture to do so.
"It's fine if they want to ask,
but it's more likely we'll look at it
in 2009. We have two more regu-
lar sessions before the deadline
kicks in," Saunders said.
Vasil said he wants to propose
the motion in light of commercial
properties in the city receiving
letters from the state Department
of Environmental Protection stat-
ing package plants must be in
compliance with advanced stan-
dards by the deadline.
"There has been concern on
the part of everyone that should
they spend the money to become
compliant; when the central
sewage system is available they
will have to hook up to that as
well. Now that council has made
the decision to move forward on
the citywide system, these people
shouldn't be' held to that date
should the city not meet the man-
dated time frame," Vasil said.
Councilman Mike Cinque is
among residents to receive such a


letter, for a trailer park he oper-
ates in the city, from DEP. He
said sewer package-plant opera-
tors throughout the Keys have
been notified.
"It's not creating a problem
for me now, but I'm going to
have to spend the money within
the next 20 months unless we're
moving forward," Cinque said.
"They're not going to put anyone
out on the street, but if you're a
business they're going to pres-
sure you."
Cinque said he would support
Vasil's resolution, though he feels
it is unlikely any time extension
will be granted.
"If we're under contract and
moving forward, I'm confident
we're in good shape. I'm not sure
why we would want to [request
,time extensions]; we've made the
commitment to move forward and
it would almost look like we're
trying to back out of it," he said.
Vasil said he is concerned
about both residential and com-
mercial property owners being
held liable.
"In my mind, residential is no
different. The city has taken a
major step. It's only fair the heat
be taken off," he said.


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Hearing up for vote


FEE / From 1

Chief Wayne Hinnant strongly
Surged the commission to
approve the highest assess-
ment because the county is in
the process of refurbishing
several fire stations, building
one new station on Big Pine
Key and seeking land for a
new Stock Island station.
Days after the workshop,
Hinfiant resigned, but the com-
mission is still considering the
fee.
"A main concern is the
apportionment is shared by
everybody," Hinnant told the
commission.
County Attorney Suzanne
Hutton said Tuesday that a few
taxpayers could see a bit of an
adjustment in their property
tax bills if a fee is assessed.
Some residents, who
already pay a separate property
tax under the Lower and
Middle Keys fire and ambu-
lance districts, might see that
rate lowered to compensate for
the new fee,. she said.
According to the study
compiled by Government
Services Group, 13,770 houses
and businesses would see the
new fee. Only the municipali-
ties, Hutton said, would be


exempt.
Though the proposed fee is
not technically considered a
tax, Tharp said it would show
up on county tax bills, a system
she says makes it easier for the
county to collect.
Unlike a new tax, the fee
would not need either voter or
legislative approval. It can be
imposed by the County
Commission.
Hutton encouraged the
commission to move quickly if
it wants to impose the fee
because some bills in the
Legislature could affect its
ability to impose them once the
session ends.
She told commissioners that
it might be wisest to impose the
full assessment now.
"You can always go down,"
she said. "If you start by adopt-
ing 50 percent [of assessable
costs], you might have to go
out to referendum if you want-
ed to go up later."
"The assessment rate can be
adjusted every year," Hinnant
said.
The commission convenes
today at 9 a.m. at the Marathon
Government Center. The meet-
ing is broadcast live on
Comcast Cable Channel 76 as
well as streamed live on the
county's Web site.


NOAA diver dies


DIVER / From 1

helping maintain the hundreds of
mooring buoys installed by the
sanctuary to prevent anchor dam-
age to the coral reef.
According to a Monroe
County Sheriff's Office investi-
gation, Mason and a buddy were
diving from the sanctuary
research vessel Peter Gladding
about 20 miles southwest of Fort
Jefferson.
They were surveying an area
damaged by a freighter anchor in
preparation for a planned coral-
restoration project. They surfaced
from the 80-foot depths around
2:20 p.m.
"They reached a decompres-
sion stop where there was scuba
tank waiting," related Becky
Herrin, sheriff's information offi-
cer. "The buddy diving with
[Mason] turned to reach for the


tank. When he turned back, the
victim was floating down toward
the bottom."
The buddy stirfaced to alert
other divers aboard the boat, who
entered the water and brought
Mason aboard the boat. They per-
formed cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation on the way back to Fort
Jefferson, a national park about
40 miles from Key West.
Once at the fort, the U.S.
Coast Guard was contacted. The
Sheriff's Office TraumaStar res-
cue helicopter brought Mason to
Lower Keys Medical Center,
where he was pronounced dead.
Cause of death was pending a
ruling by the Monroe County
Medical Examiner's Office.
Divers on the sanctuary staff
meet stringent training standards
established by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration.


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Wednesday, March 19,2008 5


Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Students inspect the Monroe County Sheriff's Office TraumaStar medical transport at the
agency's hangar at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. More than a dozen students spent the day
shadowing deputies as part of the inaugural Dolphin Days program at Marathon High School.


Kids learn about real world


Dolphins Days
helps juniors
prep for careers
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy @keynoter.com

Marathon High School's
Robin Lynne and Mark Hooper
thought the school's upperclass-
men would be better served
doing something other than sit-
ting around at home during the
week of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test.
The two, along with Principal
Harry Russell and a team of oth-
ers at the school, put together
Dolphin Days. The program was
designed to give juniors and sen,
iors preparing for graduation a
taste of the real world, as well as
sound advice from professional
people in the community.
Students shadowed local pro-
fessionals for a day at their job,
guest speakers 'talked about col-
lege and potential career paths,
while another spoke of the perils
of drug and alcohol abuse.
Hooper, a career and technical
education coordinator at the
school, said the inaugural pro-
gram was a success and he plans
to make it a countywide endeav-
or in the future. He praised
Russell's willingness to commit
the resources to make the pio-
gram a reality.


"Last year juniors and seniors
who passed FCAT were allowed
to stay home. The thought was to
get all these kids together and
talk to them about what's going
to happen when they leave
Marathon High School," Hooper
said. "Every minute you give up
on a. student you can never get
that back. Those two full days
will help them the rest of their
lives, so I'm really happy with
what we've done."
More than 70 students partici-
pated in job shadowing, explor-
ing career opportunities in den-
tistry, aeronautical, medical,
legal, journalism, hospitality,
business, engineering, veteri-
nary, education and others.
"When I talk to students, I try
to keep an open mind because I
know the statistics say that a
third of these kids won't make it
past their first year in college.-I
say you have to know yourself
and I don't try and put everyone
in the same box," Lynne said.
Speakers at the school's new
auditorium, which recently came
opened, included schools
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
and Greater Marathon Chamber
.of Commerce Director Daniel
Samess. The students also heard
from recent graduates such as
Zach Sayer, who runs KCS
Technical Solutions in Marathon,
and Arlynn Agababian, who
joined AmeriCorps after gradua-


tion in 2006.
"He had tears on stage when
he talked about the reception his
group received when they went
to Paris County after Hurricane
Katrina. It was real to him and he
said 'I never thought I would do
something like this and I'm so
glad I did," Hooper said.
Several students spent the day
with Monroe County Sheriff's
Office deputies learning about
every aspect of their jobs.
"It was good and from my
standpoint; we looked at it as a
recruitment tool. We gave them a
day taking a look at what the
Sheriff's Office looks like,"
Capt. Bob Peryam said. "They
got to ask us anything and I got
to ask them questions."
Dianne Wietz, who runs
infection control and employee
health and education programs at
Fishermen's Hospital, arranged
for a group of students to spend
the day there.
"A couple of kids went into
the operating rooms and watched
surgeries, a student was in the
Intensive Care Unit and I had
two students with me showing
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KEYNOTER


Keys Opinion


I o P


Timing's wrong for

sales-tax increase

Timing, as they say, is everything.
In that case, Monroe County Commissioner George
Neugent's quest to raise the local-option sales tax a penny to
help underwrite sewer expenses comes at a very bad time.
On Monday, Florida's Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission, which meets only once every two decades, voted
out a sweeping tax overhaul that will go before voters in
November.
Under its proposal, state sales taxes would go up by a penny
in exchange for decoupling school funding from local proper-
ty-tax levies.
The Miami Herald reports that single change could reduce
the average property tax bite in Broward County by as much as
36 percent and 25 percent in Miami-Dade.
Figures for Monroe County are not yet available, but
informed sources estimate it could represent a 45 percent
reduction in school taxes.
Skeptics may immediately ask the question: If property taxes
that now fund Florida's schools go away, how will a 1-cent
increase in state sales tax make up for that?
The answer is simple: It won't.
Indeed, the funding gap is variously estimated at $4.4 billion
to as much as $5.8 billion and that's for a single year.
The commission's three-step referendum proposal also calls for
cutting the state budget and eliminating some sales-tax exemp-
tions in hopes that will help cover the schools funding gap.
But given recent declines in state revenue linked to a sour
economy and a drop in tourism, it's unrealistic to expect a
penny sales tax to adequately fund our state's education needs.
A review of sales taxes imposed by other states is illuminat-
ing.
Florida, with a statewide sales tax of 6 percent, already ranks
in the upper third among the 50 states. Five states impose no
statewide sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New
Hampshire and Oregon. The state with the highest statewide
sales tax is California at 7.25 percent.
Keys residents would note that in Monroe County, with local-
option sales takes, we're already at 7.5 percent. And if
Neugent's idea gets on the ballot and is approved by voters,
that would put us at 8.5 percent among the highest of any
jurisdictions in the country.
In today's economic climate, that's not a place we'd like to be.
This is not a knock on Neugent's idea about finding better
ways to help pay for sewers. We just don't think a higher sales
tax is the right idea right now.

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County fire fee reeks of extortion


EDITOR:
Am I the only one who is outraged that the
Monroe County Commission is [instituting] a
special assessment for fire protection? Of all the
- municipal services that should be funded by
property taxes, public safety (fire/rescue and
police) should come first. There should be no
debate on that.
Need I recite the long list of frivolous spending
(millions given to sink a ship for an artificial reef,
millions to purchase a defunct restaurant, huge
sums wasted on and by former County
Administrator Tom Willi) that seems to have pre-
empted the true necessities such as fire protection?
The County Commission seems to be saying,


"We spent your fire protection money to sink a
ship and buy the Hickory House, and we're going
to take more money from you because we can.
We know you want fire protection." It borders on
extortion.
Let the County Commission fund public safe-
ty from tax revenue first, and if they are out of
money when they get down to items such as
sinking artificial reefs and buying restaurants to
later sell to developers, let them come to the peo-
ple then and ask us if we'd mind paying a special
assessment for less important things.
The citizens should be rioting in the street...
Dennis Henize
Cudjoe Key


Habitat families benefit from party


EDITOR:
On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of the
Upper Keys, I would like to thank everyone in
the community for a great event and fundraiser.
Our sixth annual Cocktail Party and Silent
Auction raised more than $13,000 for simple,
decent affordable housing in the Upper Keys.
It took many, many volunteers and support-
ers to make this event a success. Developer
John Dixon and his wife Kathleen opened their
beautiful new real estate offering, Mahogany
Bay, for us to hold our event. Our usual silent
partner sponsored the gourmet hors d'oeuvres

Keys come out for
underprivileged kids
EDITOR:
On behalf of the Marathon Shrine Club, we
would like' to thank the citizens of the Middle
Keys for their continuing support in our Paper
Drive held Feb. 23. We are the guys you see out
on U.S. 1 with the funny red hats asking for
donations from passers-by at the stoplight at
Walgreens.
Every penny we collect goes to the
Transportation Fund at the Mahi Temple in
Miami and is used exclusively to transport Keys
and South Florida children to the Shriners
Hospital in Tampa or to one of the 21 other
Shriners hospitals scattered around the country.
At these hospitals, children are given complete-
ly free state-of-the-art orthopedic care and bum
treatment, and the Transportation Fund ensures
that underprivileged children are able to get to
the hospitals for this care and follow-up treat-
ment.
Shriners spend $2 million a day providing
this cafe, all without charge to the recipients.
Our local support, through the generous dona-
tions, helps us continue to make sure that this
perfect charity continues to serve our children
today and in the coming years.
If you know of a child under age 18 who you
think could benefit from orthopedic or bum
reconstruction, call a Shriner at (800) 237-5055
and get the ball rolling.
Phil Shropshire
Tom Tucker
Marathon


from Caribbean Catering and the Florida Keys
Board of Realtors sponsored the rest of the
event's costs.
As always, the Grossmans provided the
beautiful table centerpieces and the staff of
Marr Properties showed up in force to bartend
and help out. And of course I would like to
thank our many Habitat volunteers, board and
committee members, and Lynda Anthony, who
tirelessly organized and coordinated the entire
evening.
And finally, I would like to thank the many
local businesses that share our vision that every-
one should have an opportunity to buy and own
a simple, decent and affordable home.
Businesses such as the Ocean Reef Club, Riva
South, Paradise Bars, Sea Dragon Tropical
Furniture, Amy Slate's Dive Resort, De Paula
Jewelers, Dolphin Cove, Dr. Travis Bennet,
Florida Keys Jewelry, Gyros King, La Cuccina
Italian Restaurant and N.J. Design all supported
the cause by donating items or services for our
silent auction.
This is a truly a wonderful and caring com-
munity.
Chadwick Duncan
Executive director
Habitat for Humanity
of the Upper Keys
Key Largo



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Wednesday, March 19,2008 7


Layoffs have human faces


EDITOR:
On a recent Sunday, my husband
and, I went to Harry Harris Park to
have our breakfast like we always
do. Upon our arrival to the manned
booth, we noticed the regular atten-
dant was not there and, upon inquir-
ing, we found out he was laid off.
Before this county can blame the
state for the tax cuts (which we know
they will), the gang of three must
look into the mirror. I bet the 67 peo-
ple who were laid off are surely
happy the gang of three sunk a ship
and purchased waterfront property


(Hickory House). I am not an
accountant or economist, just your
average citizen, but even I know that
$5 million would have saved a lot of
jobs.
So county commissioners, when
you put your heads on the pillow at
night, please think of the 67 human
beings [who] are no longer employed
because of decisions you made.
November cannot come fast
enough.
Donna Juriaco
Tavernier


College kids, Conservancy improve park


EDITOR:
It is not often that I type a thank-
you letter to the editor. Usually, I am
complaining about something.
However, this time I honestly have
to thank a great bunch of college
students from Boston University and
The Nature Conservancy for a job
well 'done.
There is a community park with a
boat ramp on Summerland Key that
is for the inland property owners of
Summerland Key. Unfortunately, we
have all neglected this park for a
number of years. It was overgrown
with invasive vegetation and lots.of
trash.
The Nature Conservancy came in


with a chipper and a group of volun-
teer college students on Spring
Break to help the community clean
up the park. I am not sure exactly
how many students were involved,
as they never stopped working and
moving long enough to count them. I
estimate there were about 20. They
worked a day and a half and did a
remarkable job.
Thanks to The Nature
Conservancy and the Boston
University students, we now have a
good start on cleaning up our park
and making it into something that
the community can enjoy.
Don DeMaria
Summerland Key


Animal heroes show their colors


EDITOR:
On March 27, Stand up for
Animals will host the seventh annual
Animal Heroes Award, honoring
members of our community who
have made outstanding contributions
to animal welfare. I would like to
acknowledge two random acts of
animal kindness that recently
occurred.
The first came from a person who
was concerned about a neighbor's
dog who was tied continuously on
an old rope without water or shelter.
Animal Control Officer Philip
March arrived and found a black
chow that was dirty, hungry, thirsty
and had very little room to move
about on his tether. We would never
have known about the miserable
conditions this animal was forced to
live in had it not been for the caller
who cared enough to pick up the
telephone. Today the dog is at the
Marathon Animal Shelter and
responding to the kind words and
care of staff and volunteers.
Less than 24 hours after rescuing
the chow, we responded to a 3 a.m.
call from Monroe County Sheriff's
Office Deputy Joel Slough regarding
a cat that had been hooked by two


fishermen. The cat broke the fishing
line with the lure embedded in its
"mouth and ran behind Stanley
Swillik Elementary School.
Deputy Slough, along with
Deputy Paul Bean helped search the
area for more than an hour and a
half, peering around lobster traps
and into vacant lots. Unfortunately,
although we sighted the cat twice,
we were unable to catch her.
Nonetheless, I was impressed with
the compassion these two officers
displayed for this frightened little
animal.
. People often say to me, "I could
never work at an animal shelter; it's
too sad." Certainly, our staff mem-
bers witness disturbing incidents on
a regular basis. People like the
anonymous caller and deputies
Slough and Bean, however, routinely
restore our faith.
Stand Up for Animals honors a
small number of heroes once a year
at our banquet, but we know there
are a great number of people in our
.community caring about animals
every day and we thank them for it.
Linda Gottwald
Marathon


This is one of the exhibitors at the 2007 GLEE expo, which also included educational
forums, seminars and presentations. This year's environmental event is set for May 9
to 11 at Marathon High School.


GLEE gleeful for support


EDITOR:
The green movement has clearly moved
beyond the Birkenstock crowd, as seen in
the growing support for Green Living
Energy and Education coming from some
diverse and unexpected places. People,
businesses and local governments are wak-
ing up to the fact that protection of the
planet affects us all, and that our economic
future in the Keys is closely tied to how
well we can clean up our islands, protect
our natural habitat and reduce our carbon
footprint.
Those of us in the trenches are delight-
ed to see green becoming more main-
stream, and that folks see the value in sup-
porting the mission of GLEE: To educate
individuals, businesses and policy makers
within the Florida Keys about sustainable
living through efficient and renewable
energy, and the conservation of water and
land resources.
The Key West Burlesque Show is one
such group that has been donating a por-
tion of the proceeds from its events to
GLEE, demonstrating that you can be
green and still a bit naughty. The Key West
Chamber of Commerce's Love Your Island
program, spearheaded by Chris Belland,
also donates proceeds from Love Your
Island pins, bumper stickers and T-shirts to
GLEE. The winner of the chamber's recent
50/50 raffle surrendered her windfall to
GLEE without hesitation. On St. Patrick's
Day, Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Association International hosted a
concierge party at the Hard Rock Cafe,
with raffle donations going to GLEE.
These gestures have been unsolicited,
and we would like to thank our growing
list of supporters for their belief that
together, we can find solutions to protect
our natural environment and ensure the
future of the Keys.
We encourage the community to contin-


ue to patronize these and other GLEE part-
ners, and to become informed, involved
and invested. Every penny of support for
GLEE supports our mission and enables us
to continue the work of providing educa-
tional opportunities and practical programs
that will lessen our impact on the earth,
improve our quality of life and help brand
the Keys as the eco friendly destination it
should be.
To become a member of GLEE, visit
www.keysglee.com.
Jody Smith Williams
GLEE vice president
Key West

A new home is realized
EDITOR:
It seems like today's news is so much
in the negative light. What I have to say is
in a positive light and I would like to share
it with Keynoter readers.
A Marathon -resident by the name of
Lillie Davis is a 77 year-old widow. She
lived in a trailer that was destroyed by the
last storm. Lillie Davis now lives in a new
home. This house was built by the
D'Asign Source company, with all the lat-
est features a new home could possibly
obtain. Mrs. Davis was overwhelmed with
happiness.
The D'Ascanio family, especially noted
Amedeo D'Ascanio, is to be commended
for its affordable housing project. A spe-
cial mention to attorney Jerry Coleman
who implemented all the processes to
make this project come true with untiring
effort and genuine kindness.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank
the D'Ascanio family and Jerry Coleman
for making this possible for Mrs. Davis'
final years of life.
Rita Woolley
Miami


Keynoter







8 Wednesday, March 19,2008


Keys Niews


Deer building fees still causing stir


Planning board
gives mitigation
another look
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Residents of Big Pine and No
Name keys sent a message to the
Monroe County Planning
Commission Monday evening:
They're not happy bearing the
cost of. protecting endangered
Key deer.
"There was a uniform sense
of despair and frustration" with
the islands' Habitat Conserva-





t- l rf


tion Plan, Planning Commis-
sioner John Marston said.
"The folks that were there
seemed to overwhelmingly
express the feeling they had been
betrayed," Chairman Randy
Wall said.
About 60 people attended a
workshop at the Big Pine
Academy to give input on a pro-
posed ordinance to mitigate the
effects of development on the
deer and their habitat.
Because'of the deer, the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service and
Monroe County have imposed a
conservation plan to protect the
animals. Under the so-called
HCP, new development and
redevelopment must be offset by
setting aside a certain amount of
land to preserve deer habitat
Over the past several years,
the county has been using land it
has acquired for individuals'


mitigation. The mitigation bank,
though, is getting low, according
to Growth Management Director
Drew Trivette.
In November, the Planning
Commission threw out a pro-
posed ordinance that would have
those building new homes pay
$98,000 for land conservation
before they could build. Though
the commission agreed the cost
was unrealistic for the average
home builder, the commission
still needs to come up with some
sort of mitigation plan.
At Monday's workshop, sev-
eral Big Pine residents pointed
out that the formulas in the HCP
are based upon traffic flow.
"This is all about Key deer
being killed primarily by auto-
mobiles," Wall said. "There was
a lot of talk about thousands of
people driving through Big Pine.
Say someone wants to build a
store and the [HCP formula]
says it will generate seven trips a


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ability to use our property?"
Residents will get another


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Commission will consider a new
mitigation ordinance. Wall says
it's more realistic, with fees
around $7,000 for a new home.
County staff is still finalizing it,
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able to the public.
The Planning Commission
meeting begins at 10 a.m. April 9
at the Marathon Government
Center.


110 units up for vote


Northstar plans
new complex
in Key Largo
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

A plan to create 110 afford-
able housing units in the Upper
Keys will be closer to reality
today if the Monroe County
Commission gives Northstar the
thumbs up.
- The commission meets at 9
a.m. at the Marathon Government
Center; it will be televised live on
Comcast Cable Channel 76 and on
the Web. Approval for Northstar is
among the public hearings sched-
uled to begin at 3 p.m.
The developer is asking the
commission for 110 affordable
housing building permit alloca-
tions. In exchange, it's offering to
donate 47 market-rate allocations
back to the county.
In February, the county
Planning Commission unani-
mously approved a development
agreement for homes that would
be for sale to middle-income res-
idents. Plans for the parcel at mile
marker 106 include 13 market-
rate units, a clubhouse and day-
care center. -
Northstar Resort Enterprises
is also in the process of building
a hotel on land it owns at mile
marker 99.
The 10-acre-plus parcel previ-
ously contained 126 RV spaces
and 13 permanent mobile homes.
The transient building rights have
been moved off site to provide
the necessary permits to con-
struct the 138-room hotel on the
other Northstar property.
The development proposal,
; 93:99 "'U '.: ege.


tative Joel Reed, gives a nod to
the need for affordable housing
throughout the county. Reed
noted that Key Largo, with a pop-
ulation of close to 12,000, needs
as many as 1,000 affordable units.
"As further evidence of the
need for quality affordable hous-
ing in Key Largo," Reed wrote in
the proposal, "there [are] only 20
units for sale below $259,000,
which is the cutoff for affordable
units up to two bedrooms."


Northstar
Resort
Enterprises is
also in the
process of
building a
hotel on land
it owns at mile
marker 99.


The development agreement
that was approved by the Planning
Commission requires the afford-
able units be deed-restricted to
keep them affordable.
To begin the project, Northstar
will need to provide proof from
the Key Largo Wastewater
Treatment District that it's been
connected to sanitary sewers and
can support 123 homes, or a letter
from the Health Department say-
ing the current sewage treatment
plant .has been upgraded to
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open-air fish markets and veteri-
narian offices bounced around a
conference room Saturday in the
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery
Center, where the Bahama Conch
Community Land Trust hosted its
first meeting to brainstorm busi-
nesses and services residents
want to see built on 6.6 acres of
the Truman Waterfront.
Norma Jean Sawyer, execu-
tive director "of the Land Trust,
called the waterfront project "the
community's plan." She said the
group needs input from residents
on what should come of the land
leased from the city.
The Land Trust will serve as
"co-developer" of the project
that's expected to finish by July
2009, Deputy Director Wheeler
Winstead said.
Island residents and City
Commissioner Clayton Lopez
offered ideas such as adding bus
routes to the area and mandating
that any arts and. crafts sold or
displayed be produced locally.
Architect Bert Bender pro-
posed ecologically friendly initia-
tives such as collecting rainwater
to nourish urban garden plots and
providing links to the Eco-
Discovery Center, which would
be right outside the Land Trust's
community.
Land Trust President Jim
Marquardt stressed the advan-
tages of having professional serv-


An offloadming area tor
fishermen, plus angler shops.
A water shuttle to Stock
Island.
A trinket shop for
Historic Tours of America so
the Conch train that carry
tourists would stop in the com-
munity.
An early-learning center.
Open-air cafes, with


ices readily available. He said the
community should include serv-
ices including attorneys, account-
ants and dentists.
"What makes a community is
constant interaction," Bender
said. "People living and working
in a community."
The project would partly
address the island's affordable
housing crisis. Plans are for 60 to
70 units from 875 square feet to
rent out from $875 to $1,250
monthly.
Petronia Street would be the
main entryway to the community,
which is "not meant to have
heavy traffic," Winstead said.
On March 4, the Key West City
Commission approved a settle-
ment with the Truman Annex
Master Property Owners
Association over Southard Street
access. The deal with the Truman
Waterfront neighborhood requires,
among other things, the city open


Keys briefs


NAS sailor chosen
best on Atlantic

A sailor stationed at Naval
Air Station Key West has been
named the U.S. Navy's shore
sailor of the year for the Atlantic
coast.
Aviation Support Equipment
Technician First Class Juan
Polanco, part of NAS' Fleet
Readiness Center Southeast, was
chosen from among more than
50 sailors. He now will represent
Naval Air Force Atlantic for


sailor-of-the-year honors at U.S.
Fleet Forces Command.
Polanco entered the Navy in
February 1991 and served his
first assignment aboard the USS
John F. Kennedy. He has also
served at Naval Air Station
Jacksonville; Naval Support
Activity Naples, Italy; on the
USS Peleliu; and in NAS Key
West's Aircraft Intermediate
Maintenance Department.
He holds a bachelor's degree
in professional aeronautics from
Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University.


and
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Bicycle and shoe-repair
services.
Doctors' offices, health
clinics and a gym.
A public transportation
service.
Shops with Caribbean
and African clothing and trin-
kets.
Small, urban plazas.


two streets in Bahama Village
leading into the waterfront for
ingress and egress.
One of the streets, the Land
Trust says, will be Petronia.
"We don't want to reproduce
Duval Street," Land Trust mem-
ber Bob Kelly said, adding that
Petronia could be the "main street
for Bahama Village."
Residents also said they want
to change a common depiction of
Bahama Village.
Bahama Village "was always
considered a bad neighborhood,
which I don't like," resident
Millicent Weech said, adding that
the community should be careful
not to "shut ourselves out from
Key West."
Residents of the neighborhood
said the project could take advan-
tage of Bahama Village's rich cul-
ture and history, as well as its
close proximity to Fort Zachary
Taylor State Park and cruise ships.
In September, the Key West
City Commission voted to
include a referendum on the Nov.
6 ballot that polled voters on
whether they favor the 99-year
lease between the city and the
Land Trust. The referendum
passed with 55.36 percent voters'
approval.
The Land Trust will finish its
redevelopment phase and move
into the development phase by
January 2009.
Two more meetings are sched-
uled at the Eco-Discovery Center,
one to address community educa-
tion and recreation issues from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 and the
other to address housing develop-
ment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April
5. Both are open to the public.


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Two chosen for city's No. 2 position


Fernandez and
Finigan picked
to replace Jones
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Key West General Services
Director David Fernandez and
Cortex companies Director of
Operations Mark Finigan were


tapped to fill the position of assis-
tant city manager, City Manager
Jim Scholl said Tuesday.
John Jones will retire and
vacate the position May 1 after 11
years in the job and 16 years
working with the city. Scholl said
Fernandez and Finigan would
split Jones' responsibilities.
Fernandez has worked for the
city for 23 years.


"My first job will be finding
someone to take my job,"
Fernandez said. "And then I'll
work on coordination between
departments and preparing for a
tough budget year."
Fernandez started his career in
the Finance Department, making
-his way up to director and then
director of General Services in
1995. While a pay increase has
yet to be discussed, Scholl says
it's fair for Fernandez, who


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makes $107,300.96 annually, to
expect one.
Scholl said Fernandez would
assume operational duties in the
position. That includes oversee-
ing utility, public works, engi-
neering, parks and recreation and
environmental issues.
Finigan will handle the admin-
istrative portion of the job -
budget, finance, human resources,
building and code issues.
Asked if filling the position
with two people will cost the city
extra money, Scholl said it
shouldn't because when Jones
retires, it will free up his annual'
salary of $120,681.
Also, Fernandez will likely be
replaced with a promoted city
employee. The only new hire will
be Finigan, who has a back-
ground in finance.
"I believe that the commission
right now, their focus would be
getting a more professional
approach to the contracting
process," Finigan said, adding he
recognizes the tight budget situa-
tion Key West arid other munici-
palities are experiencing.
"We're going to. have to
become greater stewards of the


citizens' budget," he added.
Finigan, whose salary Scholl
says hasn't been set, was the
city's finance director from 1989
to 1997. He was appointed to the
Key West Bight Board in 1999
and again in 2004, according to
city records. He was also con-
troller for New Moonlight
Management Group Inc. before
working at Cortex.
Finigan was stationed in Tallil
Air Force Base, Iraq, as a captain
and contracting officer for the U.
S. Air Force from 2002 to 2004.
His resume indicates major rank-
ing in the Air Force reserves.
Before making his decision on
who would replace Jones, the list
of candidates was cut to six locals
- Finigan, City Engineer Roland
Flowers, former Assistant City
Manager Ron Herron, mortgage
broker Pat Labrada, city
Environmental Programs
Manager Annalise Mannix and
former Marathon High School
Principal John Pertner. Fernandez
wasn't on the list because he did-
n't apply.
Jones, 75, says he. plans to still
work with the city on a contractu-
al basis.


Keys briefs


TWo are charged in
South Street break-in

Key West police detectives
have arrested two men for
allegedly burglarizing a home in
the 400 block of South Street.
On March 11, Lino Sosa, 58,
and Manuel Casas, 41, were
charged with burglary and grand
theft .for allegedly attempting to
steal a plasma television, a
sound system and a laptop com-
puter.
City police say they discov-
ered the television resting
against the property's seawall
and found drops of blood on it,
followed by a trail that led to a
neighboring house.
Police found three men sleep-
ing in the adjoining property.
One of them, Sosa, reportedly


had blood on his clothing.
Police say Sosa admitted to
helping steal the television and
by his description of his accom-
plice, police identified Casas.
According to the report, Casas
also admitted to the burglary.
Police say the total loss of
property was about $12,500.


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Iowa woman wins Keys HGTV house


Tours of it
don't reach
expectations
By CLAUDIA MILLER
Keynoter Contributor

As millions of Home and
Garden Television viewers
watched Sunday, Stephanie Dee
of Solon, Iowa, was announced
as the winner of HGTV's Dream
Home in Islamorada.
Dee was awarded a $2.2 mil-
lion prize package, which
includes the fully furnished
3,500-square-foot bayside house

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in The Shore development plus a
2008 GMC Yukon hybrid. The
annual contest drew more than 40
million entries.
Although this was a successful
season for the series, pulling in as
many viewers as last year's, the
50,000 people HGTV predicted
would tour the Islamorada home
didn't show up. In the end, the
home drew only 11,000 visitors.
The Florida Keys Children's
Shelter worked with HGTV to
coordinate the tours, which ran
from Jan. 3' to March 2. The pro-
ceeds from each $20 tour ticket
benefited the shelter.
After covering tour-related
expenses, the shelter's net profit
was $110,000.
The 50,000 estimate was
based on past tours, such as the
2006 Dream Home in Lake Lure,
N.C., which attracted 30,000 peo-
ple, and on Islamorada's close
proximity to Fort Lauderdale,
West Palm Beach and Miami.
Kathy Tuell, the shelter's pres-
ident and chief executive officer,
said she thought the slow econo-
my might "have kept people from
making unnecessary trips.


I "A year ago, when we were
planning this, gas prices were a
dollar a gallon cheaper," she said.
"We've also seen a full year of
really bad housing market news."
Jackie Harder, president of the
Key Largo Chamber of


Commerce, said businesses in the
Keys are feeling the effects of .a
slowdown.
"We've had really good num-
bers here in the visitor's center -
7,500 people in February," she
said. "Even so, a lot of our busi-
nesses are reporting that it's soft.
They're not doing as well as they
had wanted or as they have in the
past."
Despite lower-than-expected
numbers, those involved in the
project said they were pleased
with the outcome and glad they
participated.
Tuell said the shelter's largest
annual fundraiser, the Black and
White Ball, brings in $40,000 to
$50,000 each year, so $110,000 is
a significant one-time infusion
that will go toward replacing the
roof and installing solar panels on
the Jelsema Center in Tavemier.
"We met some really wonder-
ful individuals who I think will
become long-term supporters,"
she added. "The public-relations
value is immeasurable. We got a
huge boost from national expo-
sure just by being a part of this
project."
At the Rain Barrel Artisan
Village, where the tours were
staged, the increased visitor vol-
ume helped sales, especially in
the month of January.
"Most of the people who came
through the galleries in January
had the tour wristbands on their
arms," said Sande Keil, one of the
Rain Barrel owners. "It made a
huge difference. I also think that


t,.The HGTV
Dream Home
in Islamorada
i went to an
Ilowa woman.
The Florida
Keys Children's
Shelter Used
house tours as
"A a fundraiser.
the Stacie Krupa gallery brought
in extra interest since her artwork
was in the Dream Home."
Kathy Rogers, sales consult-
ant for The Shore at Islamorada,
said the home led to an over-
whelming volume of calls about
the development. However, they
were disappointed with the num-
ber of qualified buyers.
"A very small percentage of
the calls were people who are
qualified to buy homes in this
price range," she said. "There are
still a lot of people that are inter-
ested in purchasing in the Keys,
and I referred those people to
other Realtors."
The developer of The Shore,
Ned Johnson, added that they
expected another.bump in interest
during the announcement of the
winner and again during the spe-
cial when Dee sees the home for
the first time.
"We would do it again," he
said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity, and I think it will put
Islamorada on the map in a posi-
tive light."
Judy Hull, director of the
Islamorada Chamber of
Commerce, said that despite the
lower numbers, the Dream Home
had a positive impact on local
tourism.
"It definitely increased our
visitor count. Even now that the
tours are over, we still have peo-
ple coming in and calling asking
about the Dream Home. There's
still a buzz."


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The Montessori Elementary Charter School of Key West is accepting applications
for student enrollment (grades 1 through 5) for the 2008-2009 school year.
Applications must be received in the MECS administrative office no later than
12:00 noon on April 7th, 2008, and are available in the MECS administrative
office or by e-mail request (pam.niles@keysschools.com).

MECS is a free public school open to all first through fifth grade elementary
school-aged children in the Lower Keys. We do not discriminate against any
student on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, family income level,
disabling conditions, or proficiency in the English language.

A lottery to determine admission will be drawn on the MECS school campus
promptly at 3:00 p.m. on April 14th. If the total number applicants exceed the
number of spaces available, a waiting list will be established&from the order in
which the lottery is drawn.

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Photo by SGT. DENNIS COLEMAN/SHERIFF'S OFFICE
FOLLOW THE QUEEN: This swarm of bees was found Friday on a bike path in front of Plantation
Key School and dispersed using sprays of water without incident. The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office and Fire Rescue responded. The Sheriff's Office says this is apparently the time of year
when queen bees leave their hives with the rest of the bees following. When she gets tired,
she'll land and the other bees follow suit.


Security signups start


Mariners, others
must enroll for
access to ports
Today marks the beginning of
enrollment for the federal gov-
ernment's Transportation Worker
Identification Credential pro-
gram, according to U.S. Coast
Guard Sector Key West.
Credentialed merchant
mariners holding a license issued
by the Coast Guard are required
to obtain the identification card.
Port workers, longshoreman,
truckers and others throughout
the Keys that need unescorted
access to secure areas at marine
facilities regulated under the
Maritime Transportation Security
Act are also required to obtain the


Divers recovered
off the Upper Keys

Two Massachusetts divers
were rescued Monday after they
were separated from their com-
mercial dive boat off the Upper
Keys.
Crew aboard the boat from
Conch Republic Divers alerted
the Coast Guard when the pair
did not return from a morning
dive at Conch Reef.


card.
The Coast Guard says it's a
common identification credential
for personnel requiring unescort-
ed access to secure areas of regu-
lated facilities and vessels, and all
mariners holding a Coast Guard-
issued license or credential.
The program is designed to
ensure that anyone required by
the Maritime Transportation
Security Act of 2002 to have the
credential receives a thorough
background check and is not a
threat to maritime security.
The Transportation Security
Administration will issue work-
ers and licensed mariners a tamp-
er-resistant "Smart Card" con-
taining the person's biometric
(fingerprint template) to allow for


A Coast Guard boat was dis-
patched to the area but the divers
were found by another private
boat at the reef.
The divers reportedly came
up about 500 yards down current
from the dive boat and could not
swim back.
"They just got too far away
but we got them back safe and
sound," Conch Republic co-
owner Brenda Mace said.
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S, Wednesday, March 19,2008 15


PRESSURE CHECK:
Blood-pressure
screenings were
among the free
health screenings
offered to the
266 people who
attended Mariners
Hospital's March 8
community health
fair. Here, Humberto
Jiminez of Tavernier
gets his blood
pressure checked
by Jake Hragyil, an
EMT student at
Florida Keys
Community College
who volunteered
at the fair.


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A SPECIAL
THANK YOU

TO THE VOTERS OF KEY COLONY BEACH

Thank you to all of you who supported me in my
campaign and for electing me to be your
commissioner. Your enthusiastic support of my
candidacy is greatly appreciated. I assure you that I
will always keep the best interests of our citizens
and the City of Key Colony Beach as my top priority.

Thank you,
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Sailor charged with
attempted murder


A sailor with the Joint
Interagency Task Force South
was arrested Sunday morning
after a Key West police officer
saw him bash a rock into anoth-
er man's skull, police say.
Detectives arrested Gavin
Langford, 27, for attempted sec-
ond-degree murder about 4:30
a.m. after a fight between him
and another man escalated in a
parking lot near Simonton and
Greene streets.
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office Web site identifies
Langford's occupation as U.S.
Navy. According to Naval Air
Station Key West, Langford
- worked for JIATF South, a Key


West-based military group
whose charge is interdicting
drug trafficking and enforcing
security.
According to Officer Eric
Biskup, "Langford raised the
rock above his head and with
great force, struck it on to the
back of the victim's head. [The
victim] immediately fell to the
ground and lay motionless."
Langford attempted to flee by
jumping in the passenger side of
a running car but soon complied
with Biskup's commands and
was taken into custody, police
say.
The victim had multiple head
wounds but was able to speak to
officers. He was taken to Lower
Keys Medical Center and then
transported to Ryder Trauma
Center in Miami.


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Keys obituaries


Mickey Licursi
Mickey Licursi of Key Largo
died at his home March 2.
He moved from New York to
the Keys 10 years ago. He was a
World War II veteran who served
the U.S. Army in the South Pacific
for two years.
He is survived by his wife of 60
years, Lee; son Glenn (and
dajghter-in-low Julia) Licursi of
Cape Coral; daughter Anita
(and son-in-law James) Kelleher
of Key Largo; and grandchildren
Lorraine and Eric Licursi of New
York and Tracy Kelleher of Key
Largo.
Services will be heldat a later
date.
Memorial donations can be
made to Hospice of the Florida
Keys/Visiting Nurse Association.

Theresa Bradley
Theresa Marie Bradley
(known as Tess). 63, of Key Largo
died suddenly at her home
March 10.
She was born Jan. 1, 1945,, In
Jeannette, Pa., and moved to
the-Keys in 1985,
She Is survived by her hus-
band Robert "Steve" Atklnson.
daughter Crystal L. (and son-in-


law Quenton "Axel" J.)
Qualhelm; grandchildren
Rebecca L. and Adam X.
Qualhelm, all of Key Largo;
father Andrew Richko of
Jeannette, Pa.; sisters Dianne
(and brother-in-law Dean)
Alcorn of Ottowa, Ill., and
,Carolyn (and brother-in-law
Michael) Ferro of Cherry, III,;
brother Garey (and sister-in-law
Penn,) Wagner of Hazelwood,
N.C., and three nieces and one
nephew.
In accordance with her wish-
es, she will be cremated and her
ashes will be scattered in the
ocean in the Lower Keys,
A memorial service will be
held at 6 p.m. March 29 at the
Key Largo Church of the
razarene. mile marker 100 4
ooyside with Pastor, Rolph 0
Williams officiating.

Joseph Wojciechowski Jr.
Joseph Gregory Wojclechowski
Jr., 42, of Marathon died unex-
pectedly March 6.
He is survived by his parents
Bernadette ard Joseph
Wojciechowski Sr., and his broth-
er Christopher, all of Dearborn,
Micn
Private services are planned.


S ys briefs


Blue Hole closing
for lot resurfacing


The Blue Hole site of the
National Key Deer Refuge on
Big Pine Key will be closed
today through April 2 so the
parking lot can be paved.
The lot is rutted and when it
rains turns muddy with rain-


filled potholes, making it diffi-
cult and unsafe to walk on,
refuge officials say. There will
be barricades installed to pre-
vent pedestrians and vehicles
from parking on the surface.
After a new surface is put
down, it will need a week to
cure. Any foot or vehicle traffic
on the uncured surface could
damage it.


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Skomp earns No. 1
ranking in state

Agent
Curtis
Skomp of
77 l Coldwell
Banker
Cnom-
S uercial
Schmitt
JReal
Estate has
SKOMP been
been
named the No. 1. Coldw ell
Banker sales associate in
Florida for 2007 in closed
adjusted gross commission
income. He also was ranked
No. 6 out of 31,361
Coldwell Banker agents in
the southeast region, which
includes f5 states from
Virginia to Texas to Florida.
Skomp, based in Key
West, specializes in commer-
cial properties.
Also at Schmntt, the com-
pany has been named to the
Coldwell Banker Chairman's
Circle for the seventh con-
secutive year. It's an elite
group consisting of just 78 of
the 1,.700 Coldwell Banker
companies worldwide and
the award is the most presti-
gious designation a Coldwell
Banker company can
achieve.:

Friday event marks
new partnership

The Key West law firm of
Roberta Fine has added
Stephen Isherwood and
Stephen Isherwood P.A. as a
limited partner.
Fine has more than 25
years of experience as an
attorney in the Keys.
Isherwood has more than 15.
A celebration of the part-
nership is set for Friday from
5 to 9 p.m., at 744 Windsor
Lane, Key West. Coming
toward downtown, turn right
on Windsor from Truman
Avenue. Off-street parking is
available. For more, call
294-0128 or send an e-mail
to kwatty82@yahoo.com.
Dress is Key West casual.


Photo by DAVID GOODHUE
Gilbert's Resort will be redone in phases, so it will remain open during its transition to Karina Bay,
a fractional ownership resort.


Resort going shared route


Gilbert's will
be transformed,
sell fractionals
By KAREN QUIST
kquist@keynoter.com

Gilbert's Resort in Key Largo
will undergo a dramatic transfor-
mation to a fractional ownership
resort in the next year.
Owners Karina and Reinhard
Schaupp, who've owned the
resort at mile marker 107.9 for 10
years, will oversee the evolution
into the Karina Bay Resort &
Marina.
They envision an upscale
resort where owners will have
access to a fleet of aircraft to fly
them in and a fleet of 10 boats to
use while they're there. A


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concierge service will be avail-
able to supply whatever else
owners need for their perfect get-
away, whether it's an already
stocked fridge or a car waiting in
the driveway.
"'It's going to be like a five-
star hotel," Reinhard Schaupp
said.
The Schaupps' four-acre prop-
erty, which has 38 rooms and a
marina, restaurant and tiki bar,
will have 16 two-bedroom, 2.5-
bath duplexes and three stand-
alone villas.
Nineteen of the marina's 38
deepwater slips will be offered
for sale separately. The restaurant
and tiki bar will be rebuilt and
,remain open to the public, as will
the marina.
"There won't be one old nail


left on the property," Schaupp
said.
Schaupp said the Karina Bay
plans have been working their
way through the county's permit-
ting process for about five years.
The couple originally planned
to market the project as a condo-
minium-hotel, a development
strategy that has had mixed
results in the Keys. Given the
slow real estate market, Schaupp
said, they backed off that idea.
In the fractional ownership
model, buyers purchase a share of
a specific unit in this case,
one-tenth share. Some fractionals
are set up so owners can use their
shares at any time;.at Karina Bay,
buyers will purchase a specific
period of time. Most of the sales
will be in five-week increments,


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Danny and Sheryl Kolod
.opened store No. 6 in
Islamorada.

Cigars in the Keys
Mile marker 82

Cigar aficionados now
have a new place to get their
tobacco fix at Cigars in the
Keys (mile marker 82).
Owners Danny and
Sheryl Kolod have a lifetime
of experience with cigars.
The) bought the first of their
five cigar stores in Cleveland
in 1972. After visiting the
Keys for seven years, they
wanted an excuse to spend
more time here. so the\
opened a sixth shop in
Islamorada.
It's constructed to act as a
walk-in humidor. Spanish
cedar lines the walls and the
air is carefully) monitored.
They have more than 200
brands of cigars, which are
all long-leaf and.handmade
from places such as the
Dominican Republic,
Honduras, Nicaragua,
Mexico, Bahamas and
Miami. They also carry loose
tobacco, imported cigarettes
and all things tobacco-related.
"I get the customer's
story when they come in and
find out what kind of cigar
they like," she said. "Some
people I give a Cigar 101
lesson because there are so
many different kinds. Each
country has a different taste-
to it. Then you'll like a dif-
ferent cigar after different
meals. There are a lot of
things that go into it."
Cigars in the Keys is
open seven days a week 10
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with Karina Bay eventually hav-
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in at $267,000 to $325,000,
depending on time of year.
Fractional ownership has been
popular in resort areas for several
years, said Bill Becker, owner of
Vacation Experience Inc. It's a
newer concept here, with a smat-
tering of such properties through-
out the Keys, including the newly
completed Fisherman's Cove in
Key Largo.
Becker, who's handling mar-
keting for the Schaupps and


working with Realtor Terry
Harris, said fractional ownership
is attractive to baby boomers who
are looking for a prime 'vacation
property without the large upfront
investment and long-term main-
tenance issues. Becker said own-
ers' annual costs will run about
$10,000, with special amenities
- like catching a ride on one of
those planes costing extra.
Fractional ownership operates
differently than a timeshare,
Becker said. Most timeshares are
sold in one-week increments, and
many timeshare buyers get a deed
to a time, not a specific unit.
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one-tenth" of the unit, Becker
said.
"Probably the main difference
is the concierge ... the personal
service," he said. "You want a
Ferrari, we'll have it waiting in
the driveway for you. You'll pay
for it, of course, but you'll get it."
The resort's boat club will
offer access to a fleet of 10 boats.
Members will be responsible
only for the fuel they use; their
fees will cover the rest.
The slips are priced at
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being marketed internationally,
with campaigns targeting Europe,
where a strong euro makes it an
attractive market for U.S. devel-
opers, and a Spanish language
version of their DVD being pre-
pared for the Latin American
market.
Becker expects both slips and
units to go up in price as they start
to sell.
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designer David deHaas designed
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Schaupp hopes to see the proj-
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never close, Schaupp said.
Schaupp stressed that his fam-
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Karina Bay is built.
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Keys briefs


Rotary hosts kids
for Easter event

. The Marathon Rotary
Club's second annual Easter
Festival is planned for 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at
the Marathon Rotary
Children's Park, 75th Street
and U.S. 1.
* The children's day
includes pictures with the
Easter bunny, face and finger
painting, an egg hunt and
dying, ring toss, guessing
games and more.

Volunteer party
takes place today-

Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon is hosting a volun-
teer appreciation party today
from 3 to 6 p.m. All current
and interested volunteers are
invited to enjoy food, drink,
a tour of the Crane house
and a beautiful view of
Florida Bay. Meet at the
main museum entrance, mile
marker 50 bayside, and a
trolley will be available for
transport to the point.
Volunteer opportunities.at
Crane Point include trolley
drivers, docents, gift-shop
clerk, education assistants,
event help and more. Call
Laura at 743-3900.

Thursday event
benefits Habitat

What's called A Toast to
Spring is coming Thursday
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the
West Martello Tower in Key
West to benefit landscaping
on Habitat for Humanity's
newest community on Big
Coppitt Key.
The event, hosted by the
Key West Garden Club,
includes hors d'oeuvres, wine
and the music of Debra and
Patrick. And a book signing
for Key West author Frank
Basham's first novel, "Bucket
of Strangers," will be held,
with 20 percent of sales
going to Habitat.
Admission is $20 per per-
son. Call 294-9006.


The real story of the Pizza Pilot

Reese's sister gives insight to brother's illness


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


People in the Keys still think
of him as the Pizza Pilot.
The story of the man who
stole a plane in Marathon and
crash landed it on the shores of
Cuba has become local lore. And
the man who did it joined a
quirky Keys army with the likes
of Count Von Cassel with his
dead bride and Capt. Tony with
his harem of women.
But the real story of Milo
John Reese isn't as funny as the
anecdote, says his sister, Cynthia
Martin.
Martin has just published
"Solo Flight, a Bipolar
Odyssey," which tells the story
... of growing up
| with the highs
and lows of
-' the disease.
"I'd been
: a thinking about
[writing the
book] subcon-
sciously since
I found a file
MARTIN of news clip-
pings about Milo in my mom's
things when she passed away in
1996," Martin said Monday
from her home in Santa Barbara,
Calif. "The final straw was when
he stole the plane and flew to
Cuba."
Martin says writing the book
"was very therapeutic. My father
is 93 now and he has been there
to metaphorically bail Milo out.
He won't be around much
longer, and my sister and I will
be all that he has."
Reese, she said, goes back
and forth in his support of her
writing the book, depending on
whether he's taking his meds or
not.
Reese made international
news in July 2001 when he
walked out of his job at Pizza
Hut across from Florida Keys
Marathon Airport, got into the
Cessna, then crash landed in
Cuba.
Speculation at the time
ranged from him wanting to
deliver a pizza to Fidel Castro to
his fear of returning to Marathon
once in the air.
In an interview with Keynoter
Editor Larry Kahn four years


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later, Reese said he had become
disoriented.
"The real story is," he said in
the 2005 interview, "I was drink-
ing a lot before I took off, and
evidently my instructor didn't
know that. Then I kind of lost


my bearings. I checked the
instruments, and there I was in
the middle of the ocean, so I kept
going further south."
He ended up doing time in the
Federal Detention Center in
Miami, then in a halfway house


This is Milo John Reese
(above) as a teen
on his family's cattle
ranch in Nevada.
: Reese he preferred
to be called John in
Nevada, where he
grew up staged his
own disappearance
in 1999. An all-out
search ensued.
in Nevada.
According to Martin, this
wasn't Reese's first or last -
brush with the law. It was just
the most celebrated.
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The family grew up in
Nevada, on a ranch outside of
Austin. Martin writes of a nor-
mal childhood, and says the
family really didn't see anything
amiss in Reese until he hit his
teens.
"We grew to sense when he
was getting sick," she said. "I
have noticed, as he's grown
older, his personality has been
overtaken by the disease. He is
not him, though in a way he is
that teenage self all the time.
"I do miss that older, mature
person he might have become."
Reese has been on and off
medication throughout his adult
life, and his manic episodes have
included walking nonstop from
Marathon to Miami. At another
time, he started a one-man cam-
paign to end legal prostitution in
Nevada.
The odyssey isn't over,
Martin says. Even after the high-
profile Cuba flight, Reese has
been in and out of trouble.
"Milo was breaking the terms
of his parole once again," she
wrote in the book. "At that very
moment, he was aboard another
plane to Miami, in search of yet
another windmill of madness."
Martin says Reese is back in
Nevada now.
"After being in and out of
Monroe County jails over the
past few years, they finally
agreed to send him back," she
said. "My father sent a bus tick-
et for him to get home. He was
with dad in Gardnerville, and
dad helped him get on Social


Security. Now he's living in
Reno, renting a room there and
trying to get a driver's license."
Martin will be in Marathon
March 29 for a signing at Food
for Thought books in the
Gulfside Village Shopping
Center. She says she hopes the
book helps other families of
bipolar sufferers.
"At my signings" she said,
"I've been amazed how many
people came up and shared their
stories, and thanked me for writ-
ing the book. Those who are get-
ting sick now have a far better
chance than my brother did. If
they get early treatment it makes
a world of difference."


Keys briefs


TIB Relay team
raffling baskets

The TIB Bank of the Keys'
Middle Keys Relay for Life
team has several events going
on to raise money for the
American Cancer Society.
Plants on the Run has donat-
ed a basket for raffling. In it are
a relaxing CD, bubble bath and
all kinds of pampering stuff.
There's also one with station-
ary, a Jimmy Buffett CD and
other items. Tickets are six for
$5. The winner will be
announced April 2. TIB Bank is
also selling Beanie Baby bears
for $6 each.
Any questions, stop by a
TIB branch or call Lupe
Marzoa at 743-0072.


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Easter arrives

this Sunday


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Services, other
events planned
countywide
Easter's holy week is under
way. Following are just a few of
the services planned in the Keys:
Matecumbe United Meth-
odist Church at mile marker 81.8
has a Good Friday service at
noon, participates in an Easter
sunrise service at Cheeca Lodge's
Beach at 7 a.m. March 23 and
then has an Easter service 11 a.rfi.
in the church sanctuary.
St. Francis-in-the-Keys
Episcopal and Lord of the Seas
Lutheran churches on Big Pine
Key have a Passover seder
Maundy Thursday. It starts with a
foot washing at 6 p.m. at Lord of
the Seas. Then Father Chris Todd
and Pastor George Martinez-
Cruz will read a Passover liturgy
that explains the significance of
the meal as they eat it.
Friday at 7 p.m., St. Francis
will follow the traditional Good
Friday liturgy and observe the
Stations of the Cross. Both
churches will join for an Easter


sunrise service at the end of
Bogie Road on the water.
St. Francis is at 1600 Key
Deer Blvd. Lord of the Seas is at
1250 Key Deer Blvd.
Martin Luther Chapel, 325
122nd St. gulfside, Marathon, has
its Maundy Thursday service at
7:30 p.m. and Good Friday serv-
ice the same time, with a prayer
vigil from 9 to 11 p.m.
+ The Key West United
Methodist Church has its
Maundy Thursday service at 7
p.m. and Good Friday service the
same time. The church Chancel
Choir performs the cantata "The
Seven Last Words of Christ" by
Theodore Dubois during the
Friday service.
Vineyard Community
Church, 100 County Road on Big
Pine Key, has a Good Friday con-
cert at 7 p.m. Saturday beginning
at 10 a.m. at Bahia Honda State
Park, church members gather on
the beach for baptisms followed
by food and fellowship. Easter
services are 7 p.m. Saturday and
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.


Keys briefs


Donations needed
for mobile memorial
The Key West Military
Affairs Committee project to
bring the traveling Vietnam
Veterans wall to the Keys in
December continues.
So far, $1,000 of the
$10,000 needed to get it here
has been raised. More dona-
tions are sought. To help out or
donate, contact Mike Driscoll
at www.bringthewallback.com
or 293 2861.

Kahuna hopeful
seeking sale items
To benefit the Marathon
Business and Professional
Women's Club, you can either
donate goods for a rummage
sale or head to the sale and buy.
some stuff.
It's part of BPW's Big
Kahuna contest. Contestants


are Charlie Miller of the
Dockside Bar, Julie Johnson of
Time Out Magazine, Christina
Alo of $99 & Under and Dustin
Huff of Sombrero Country
Club.
Saturday starting at 8 a.m.,
Alo holds the rummage sale in
the Office Depot parking lot to
raise money for BPW's schol-
arship fund. She's still seeking
donations for the sale, and will
pick them up. She can be
reached at-289-3222 or 481-
2727. .
BPW also plans a wine tast-
ing for 3 to 6 p.m. March 30 at
Banana Bay Resort. Cost is
$25 per person ($30 at the
door). A Keykers fashion show
will be part of the event, along
with music by Johanne. For
tickets, call Karen at 743-2203
or Donna at 289-1526.
The Kahuna will be
crowned at the wine tasting.
There's no charge to see the
crowning.


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Keys briefs


Author Blettner
has 3 Keys events
Durham, N.C., writer
Valerie Blettner, author of
"Life is Good Now as Told by
Floyd" and "That Dog Won't
Hwut," books based on true
stories about rescued dogs,
has three Keys appearances
scheduled to benefit the
Florida Keys Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals.
Blettney's books, along
with toys, greeting cards, fin-
ger puppets and bookmarks,
are sold through animal shel-
ters and rescue groups. She
donates a portion of the pro-
ceeds to those sponsors.
In the Keys Thursday, she's
at-Dog 30 at 1025 White St.
from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, it's
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she's at Fast Buck Freddie's
on Lower Duval Street
Easter gift baskets costing
$50 and containing a book, toy
and bookmark can be ordered
from the Keys SPCA at 294-
4857.

Aircraft group's
seminar is tonight
Experimental Aircraft.
Association Chapter 1241 of
Marathon is sponsoring its
next Federal Aviation
Administration safety seminar
at 7 tonight at the Florida
Keys Marathon Airport termi-
nal's departure lounge. The
topic is glass cockpit flying
and the seminar is free to
pilots and their guests.
For more information, call
Ed at 731-3176.

Islamorada library
hosts architect Bier
The Friends of the Helen
Wadley Library in Islamorada
present the final speaker in
their winter lecture series,
local architect Mike Bier, at
6:30 p.m. Thursday at the
library, mile marker 81.5.
Bier has been a South
Florida resident for more than
50 years and a practicing


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24. His talk will focus on Keys
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library. Those interested
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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, March 19, 2008
KEYNOTER


Keys briefs


Baseball Eagles
fall 15-0 to Brito

Island Christian contin-
ues to struggle against the
baseball best of District
16-A. :
The Eagles dropped a
15-0 decision to district
defending champion Brito
Private in Homestead
Friday.
SBrito (8-1) scored nine
runs in the first inning, and
held the Eagle lineup to a
single hit. Brito pitchers
collected eight strikeouts.
Last year. Brito reached
the regional Class A final
before losing in the state
playoffs.
SAt press time, the
Eagles were 5-3 all
three losses coming to
Brito and Champagnat
Catholic, the district's two
2007 playoff teams.
Results of a game earlier
this week at Champagnat -
were not available at press
time.
The Eagles are sched-
uled to play at Horeb
Academy on March 27,
then take the home field in
Islamorada for a 4 p.m.
March 28 game against
Zion Lutheran.

Cane tracksters
are home Thursday

Coral Shores' track
team closes out its home
season Thursday with a 3
p.m. Thursday meet
against LaSalle.
The Hurricane boys
have been led this spring
by a solid group of seniors,
including sprinters Randell
Jackman and Anthony
Whitehead, and distance
runners Max Jones and
Tyler Boban.
Freshman sprinter
Latrice Johnson has domi-
nated events for the girls,
with senior miler Erin Fry
also scoring wins.
The next scheduled
meet after Thursday is the
district meet April 10.


Lady Dolphins finish 14-4


Tennis squad
turns around,
looks to district
By RYAN McCARTHY'
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Marathon tennis coach Mark
Hooper said he felt his girls
would be fielding a strong team
before their season began in


Canes


shock


Raiders

3-run shot,
good pitching
lead to win
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores' baseball
Hurricanes shocked Gulliver
Prep on the defending District
16-3A champions' home field
Monday.
A three-run home run by sen-
ior Stephen Fowler and a four-hit
pitching performance by George
Suarez made the difference as the
Canes won, 5-2, in a game
delayed from last week.
"We've been playing better
recently and to play with a fine
team like that definitely is a pos-
itive step forward," head coach
Jeff Meyers said. "Now we have
to continue it."
Coral Shores (5-4) plays three
home games this week, today
facing Lenoir of Tennessee at 4
p.m. at Founders Park in
Islamorada.
Ransom Everglades visits for
a 4 p.m. Thursday game. Results
of a scheduled Tuesday game
against Archbishop Carroll were
pending at press time.
Monday's win over Gulliver
is the first against the Raiders in
several seasons, Meyers said.


See CANES / 25


February.
Turns out he was right, as the
girls won Monday over St.
Brendan's, 6-1, and completed
what Hooper called "an amazing
turnaround" from last year.
The girls finished their regular
season at 14-4 after a winless
campaign in 2007.
"They have fire and intensity
and we have some of our non-


starters fired up about next year
because they want to be starters
too. I'm really happy with our
lineup and I think we're going to
make a good run at districts,"
Hooper said.
The stopping block for every
team in Marathon's district is
Ransom Everglades, a perennial
powerhouse at the state level.
Whether they have the firepower
to overcome that obstacle will be
determined when the Dolphins


play their district tournament
starting April 7 in Miami.
"I'd love to come in at No. 2,
and I think we have a shot,"
Hooper said.
Freshman Marisa Brossard
completed an undefeated district
singles season with an easy 8-0
victory. She lost only one point in
the entire match and impressed
Hooper with her maturity.
See DOLPHINS / 26


The Key West High 4x400 team, comprising (from left) Phillip Young, Andres Garcia, Marion
Briones and Shea Reger, warms up at practice Monday. Related story, Page 25.

Conchs run into 2nd place


Young leads
track team
in Broward
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Led by sophomore Phillip
Young, who won the 300-meter
hurdles and was on the winning
4x400-meter relay team, the Key
West High School boys track


team finished second in a field of
18 at Friday's Westminster
Academy Invitational at the Hill
Family Track Complex in
Lauderdale Lakes.
The Conchs, enduring a meet
that ended past midnight because
of rain delays, had 61 points to
trail only the host school's 115.
Young also triple-jumped 41
feet, 9 inches to finish second
behind Westminster Academy's


Anthony Sheffield, who jumped
42-9. He was also on the 4x100
relay team that finished second in
44.68, .08 seconds behind
Westminster Academy.
Jaxon Coleman was on the
4x100 team and also finished
third in the 200-meter dash with a
time of 23.51 seconds.
Vladimyr Sibera's 5-foot-8
effort earned him fifth place in
the high jump, and Michael Sohi

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It's first-ever
softball victory
over Key West
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Marathon High School did the
unthinkable Monday, defeating
Key West High School in softball
for what is believed to be the first
time in school history.
The Dolphins won a back-
and-forth contest in thrilling
fashion, 8-7, by scoring two runs
in the bottom of the seventh
inning. Junior Vanessa Sardina
singled home Alexis Culver, who
had a huge game, to earn the
improbable victory. -
"Alexis had an outstanding
game, she made some huge plays
at shortstop," coach Andrea
Murphy said. The senior, who
recently committed to play vol-
leyball at the Division I level,
was also 3-for-4 at the plate with
2 RBI.
Emotions ran high on both
sidelines as momentum shifted
between the Keys rival schools.


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Marathon High School celebrates what is believed to be its
first-ever softball victory over Keys rival Key West High School
Monday. The Dolphins scored two runs in the bottom of the
seventh to win an emotional game between the two schools.


Conch coach David Gootee
left the bench several times to
argue calls, much to the chagrin
of a vocal Dolphins home crowd.
"When you play on the road
you have to expect anything.
Marathon played a great game
and did what they had to do,"
Gootee said. "They're program is
on the upswing."
The Conchs took a 2-0 lead in
the second inning and held the
Dolphins scoreless until the bot-
tom of the fourth, when Culver
singled home sophomore Shelby
Kuck and freshman Kelley
Struyf to tie the game. Kuck was
3-for-4 and Struyf 1-for-3 with a
key sacrifice bunt late in. the
game.
Key West scored two runs in
the top of the fifth inning, includ-
ing a solo home run by sopho-
more third baseman Madison
Disson, to take a 4-2 lead. Disson
hit a drive over Struyf's head in
center field and eventually beat
out a throw home to score.
Marathon responded with four
runs of its own in the bottom half
of the fifth inning, only to see


Key West respond with a two-run
home run from senior Kristin
Babich. The Conchs scored one
more in the top of the seventh to
make it a 7-6 game and set up a
dramatic finish.
Kuck led off with a single for
the Dolphins and Struyf sacri-
fice-bunted her into scoring posi-
tion on second base. Culver got a
hit, but Kuck rounded too far off
third base and was caught in a
rundown.
Kuck eventually collided with
the Conchs catcher and was ruled
safe to tie the game. Culver
advanced to third during the con-
fusion and was driven home by
Sardina in the very next at-bat to
win the game.
The Dolphins (7-2) were
scheduled to visit Coral Shores
High School Tuesday (results too
late for press time) and will trav-
el to Ransom Everglades
Thursday, 4 p.m.
Key West was scheduled to
play St. Brendan Tuesday (results
too late for press time) and will
visit Ronald Reagan High School
Thursday.


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Hard work pays off


Undefeated
Conchs No. 1
in the district
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


Shea Reger sprints out first.
Then it's the chasers' turn,
Marlon Briones and Andres
Garcia. Finally, it's Phillip Young
with the baton, daring anyone to
catch him on the blistering 50-
second final leg.
Together, they make up Key
West High School's boys unde-
feated 4x400-meter relay team.
Its most recent track victory
came Friday at the Westminster
Academy Invitational, a 3:31.91
effort that beat out Westminster
and Archbishop McCarthy.


"I love passing people,"
Garcia said. "Marlon will catch
some people, I'll catch the rest
and Phillip will hold the lead."
Earlier in the season, Garcia, a
senior, had his finest moment. "I
got the stick in eighth place and
passed everybody," he said. "It's
a good feeling."
He described what it's like
waiting for the handoff as
Briones races toward him: "You
get all these butterflies, then you
stop thinking about anything. It's
definitely an adrenaline rush."
Although 3:31 is far from the
school record of 3:18 set three
years ago by Laurence Marius,
Marquez Butler, Daniel Garcia
and R.J. Anderson, it's a time the
current team expects to lower
considerably by April's district,


Walks help Coral Shores


CANES / From 23

Gulliver reached the state 3A
championship tournament last
year before losing in a semifinal.
Suarez "had great command of
all his pitches and pretty much
dominated the ball game,"
Meyers said. "Baseball is a funny
game. George's previous game
wasn't too
good but
Gulliver he
pitched a beai-
tiful game."
The Coral
Shores defense
backed him up
with "'a
FOWLER tremendous
effort all over the field," the coach
said. "The defense was great."
Senior catcher Ray Ferro had
a standout play in the third
inning, backing up a throw that
got by first. Ferro, a veteran
shortstop, fielded the ball and
threw out the Raider runner try-
ing to reach second. "That was a
big out," Meyers said.
Chris Noble, who moved from
third to short when Ferro started
catching, also had a clean game.
Fowler tagged his three-run
shot in the fifth inning "into the
teeth of the wind," Meyers
described.
Bobby DePaula, the sophomore
designated hitter, singled twice and


infielder Jake Turek doubled.
It was the second straight win
for Coral Shores, which dominat-
ed Archbishop Curley, 11-1, in a
five-inning game Friday.
Ryan Biondoletti threw a four-
hitter against the Knights for the
pitching win.
Coral Shores took advantage
of numerous walks issued by
Curley pitchers. "We didn't have
to hit the ball a lot," Meyers said.


regional and state meets.
"I think we can do 3:26 or
3:25," Young, a graceful sopho-
more and the fastest of the four,
said at practice Monday after
stretching his lean, shirtless 15-
year-old body.
The Conchs 4x400 team'sud-
denly finds itself No. 1 in the dis-
trict. "It seems all the teams are
slower this year," Garcia said.
"We've already beaten Pace and
Belen."
All four play other sports.
Young quarterbacked last
fall's football team, on which
Garcia was a wide receiver;
Briones was a senior soccer
standout in yellow shoes, and
Reger; a junior with an all-
America bearing and clearly the
taller of the quartet, was on the
basketball team.
Key West coach David
Perkins is not surprised by the
relay team's success. "They all
work hard and they never have
any complaints," he said.
As they ran for a photographer
Monday, their camaraderie was
evident as they eagerly leaned in
to look at his shots. "It's like a spe-
cial group we have," Garcia said.
A lifeguard at the community
pool and a dream chaser, Garcia
hopes to close his athletic career
at Key West High by going to the
state meet as both a hurdler and a
member of the 4x400 team.
"I've never made it past dis-
tricts," he said.


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and Marlon Briones were fifth
and ninth, respectively, in the
long jump. Sohi and Briones
were also on the 4x100 relay
team.
Andres Garcia was third in
the 300 hurdles and Zach
Harden was ninth in the 3200-
meter run.
The brightest moment for the
Conch girls team, which fin-
ished 13th in the meet, came
when the 4x100 relay team of
Courtney Walker, Krizzie


Menez, Jasmine Jones and
Francesca Hicks finished sec-.
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behind Dade Christian's 51.33.
Menez also finished fifth in
the 100-meter dash in 13.19.
Freshman Danielle Mariscal
was seventh in both the high
jump (4-8) and the triple jump
(29-6, and Ja'Taure Mathis was"
eighth in the shot put (27-10)
and 10th in the discuss throw
(80-10).
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Keys Sports &. Outdoors


Miller heads


to the NCAAs


Keynoter Staff

Florida Keys swimmer
Mhyria Miller returns to the field
at the NCAA national champi-
6nship meet, beginning Thursday
at Ohio State University.
Miller, a junior with the
University of Georgia's national-
ly ranked swim program, swam a
100-yard breaststroke in 1
minute, 1.73 seconds at a March
3 invitational meet.
That earned Miller her first A-
cut time this season, guaranteeing
a spot in the major-college cham-
pionship meet.
Beating an A-cut time set
at 1:01.85 for the event this year
- wins a spot. in the NCAA
championship field.
Miller also is expected to
compete at the national meet in
the 200 breaststroke, and the 200
individual medley.
The Georgia Bulldogs quali-
fied 16 women for the NCAA
swimming and diving meet.
Mhyria, daughter of Jim and
Susan Miller of Big Pine Key,


finished 22nd
. in the 200
breast at the
t 2007 NCAA
meet, and 33rd
in the 100.
At the
Southeastern
Conference
champi -
MILLER onships earlier
this month,
Miller reached the final heat in
the 200 breaststroke, taking fifth
with a 2:15.28 time.
She also scored points for
Georgia with an llth place in the
100 breast (1:02.6) and 22nd in
the 200 medley (2:04.7).
Jack Bauerle, Miller's coach
at Georgia, will be head coach for
the U.S. Olympic team in China
this summer.
While starring for the Coral
Shores swim team, Miller won
2005 state championships in the
100 breast and 200 individual
medley.


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Marathon High
School's John
Danaher
charges the net
during doubles
play Friday at
the Marathon
Community
Park. The
Dolphin boys
lost a close
S- match to
.. 1 Westminster
Christian
School, 4-3,
while the girls
won by forfeit.

SKeynoter photo by
RYAN McCARTHY

District tourney starts April 7


DOLPHINS / From 23

"Marisa did not play where
she embarrassed the opponent;
she kept the ball in play. She had
superior skills and that's won-
derful to see she had that maturi-
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The girls breezed through the
rest of their singles matches, los-
ing only four games in the
remaining four matches.
Angela Farello won 8-0, Rose
Bellevue, 8-1, Michele Bellevue,
8-2 and Kelsey Wonderlin, 8-1.
Annabelle Walker and Taylor
Konrath earned an 8-4 victory at
No. 1 doubles, while Alana
Vassil and Marina Kay Wiatt lost
7-6 (7-5) in a tiebreaker at No. 2.
No. 2 singles player Kerry
Wonderlin earned the lone victo-
ry on the boys side Monday,
defeating his opponent 8-2. The
boys lost the match 1-6.
"He said, 'I'm going to keep
the ball in play,'" Hooper said.
"He knew what he had to do and


he went out and did it.
No. 1 John Danaher lost 2-8
to his senior opponent, the No. 1
ranked player in Panama. Alex
Cherniavsky, 7-8 (7-4), Jonnie
Lancaster, 6-8, and Ricardo
Dominguez, 0-8, lost their sin-
gles matches as well.
The boys (3-13)' came close
to a victory Friday over
Westminster Christian School,
losing 4-3. The match was tied
3-3 heading into the No. 2 dou-
bles match, but Riley Durkin and
Steven Nelson eventually lost in
a tiebreaker.
The Dolphins' April 7 district
match will begin at 7:30 a.m. at
Miami's Continental Park.


Keys briefs


Mini golf helps
four organizations

The Unitarian Universalist
Miniature Golf Outreach Open
arrives Saturday at Bayview
Park on Truman Avenue, Key
West.
Tournament play costs $100
for a four-person team. Special
prizes have been added this year
for teams representing Realtors,
lending institutions, spiritual
groups and hospitality business-
es. Open play welcomes all;
cost is $5 for individuals and
$10 for families.
Tournament tee-off begins at
10 a.m. and open play runs from


2 to 5 p.m.
The course will have 21
holes and feature designs by
local artists including Bobby
D'Antonio, Barbara Vogel and
John Martini. Money raised will
go to the Cancer Foundation of
the Florida Keys, Literacy
Volunteers of America-Monroe,
the Bahama Village Music
Program and the Florida Keys
Outreach Coalition.
A silent auction will be held
throughout the day with gift
certificates and items. The
Easter bunny will visit at 2 p'm.
For more information, contact
the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship at 296-4369 or go to
www.uufkw.org golf.


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'Wednesday, MIrcti 19 2008


Big 5th sparks Lady Canes


Softball
now at


team
12-7


on the season
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


The clock was ticking when
Dade Christian grabbed a two-
run lead in the fifth inning, but
that ,suited the Coral Shores
Lady Hurricanes just fine.
Coral Shores' lineup erupted
for eight runs in the bottom of
the fifth, combining five hits
with two Dade errors and a
walk.
That carried the home team to
a 12-7 win Friday in Tavernier.
Pitcher Holly Given who
tagged a bases-loaded triple in
the fifth after an earlier single in
the stanza then shut down the
Crusaders with one run over the
last two innings.
Of course the Canes played
well late, co-coach Mike Young
said. "It was after 6 [p.m.]. For
some reason, the girls play better
at night."


The Hurricanes improved to
6-3 headed into Tuesday's
scheduled home game against
Marathon High School (results
not available at press time).
"We finally hit the ball with
lots of nice shots all the way to
the fence," said Young, who
coaches with Paul Grewe.
"Scoring eight runs in an inning
helps you get a win."
Two Cane infield errors
helped the Crusaders score one
in the first.
Hits by Tessie Worden and
Given, plus an RBI sacrifice by
Ciara Sanchez, put Coral Shores
on the board with two runs in the
third.
Dade had its best inning in
the fourth, scoring three runs off
four hits.
A walk and two Crusader
errors allowed the Canes to
score twice in the fourth without
a hit, tying the game at 4-4.
Coral Shores gave up four
hits in a two-run Crusader rally
in the top of the fifth. The Cane
defense closed it down when
Ciara Sanchez threw home


where catcher Courtney Molnar
cut down a runner. Shortstop
Lauren Sanchez threw out a run-
ner at third to finish it.
With one out, the Canes start-
ed the big fifth-inning comeback
when Given singled. Two Dade
errors were followed by hits
from Andrea Cockerham,
Worden and a two-run single by
Shelby Gentes. After a walk,
Given capped it with her three-
run triple.
Given went 3-for-4 with four
RBI. On the mound, she threw a
nine-hitter.
Rosie Malzacher and Worden
each went 2-for-3.
The win followed a 2-0 loss
to a strong Gulliver Prep team.
"That was an excellent defen-
sive game with three close plays
at the plate," Young said. "It was
good for our confidence to stay
that close to Gulliver."
The Raiders no-hit the Cane
offense, however. The only
Coral Shores base runner was hit
by a pitch.
Coral Shores visits
Archbishop Curley today, and
travels to Palmer Trinity on
Thursday.


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Coral Shores pitcher Holly Given celebrates after scoring on a
close play at home against Dade Christian. Given had three
hits in the 12-7 win Friday.


Lady Canes still in first


Coral Shores
ekes out 7-6
win over Palmer
Keynoter Staff

A one-goal loss to Palmer
Trinity on Saturday may not cost
the Coral Shores lacrosse Lady
Hurricanes too much.
The 7-6 win by Palmer's
Falcons still leaves the Canes
ahead in the lacrosse district
standings on a tiebreaker, since
Coral Shores won the season's
first meeting by two goals.
A game at Palmetto on
Tuesday (results pending at
press time) was expected to set
the district seedings for the dis-
trict tournament, opening April
15 at Coral Shores.
The Lady Canes were fight-
ing to keep the top seed, which
coach Mark Hall described as "a
great advantage" in the tourna-
ment.
After a 4-4 halftime time at
Palmer, Coral Shores "came out
cold" to start the second, allow-


ing Palmer to score three straight
goals, Hall said.
"But the girls didn't quit and
put two more goals in the net to
get the 7-6 final," he said.
Brittany Wood scored three
goals for the Hurricanes, giving
her 18 for the season.
Scoring leader Rachel
Catanio (27 goals for year)
scored twice at Palmer and made
an assist.
Midfield center Melissa
Sante sprinted downfield to
score the Canes' opening goal.
Freshman goalkeeper made
12 saves to keep Coral Shores
within striking distance.
Vallarie Ostenson moved
back from offense to help anchor
a defense that was missing
injured starter Anna Noe, Hall
said.
"The defense played well,"
he said, with standout games by
Kelsey Garcia, Alison Raines
and Xotchil Musser.
Coral Shores (4-1 in district,
4-5 overall) play once more
before the district tournament, a


5:30 p.m. March 27 home game
against Stoneman Douglas High
School.
Coral Shores boys' also
played at Palmer on Saturday,
falling in a 7-1 decision.


Keys briefs


Sailors take on
Boot Key Challenge

The 2008 Boot Key Challenge
hits the water March 30.
Sponsored by the Marathon
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Challenge is open to all small sail-
boats. The launch will be at 9 a.m.
from Sombrero Beach in
Marathon. Entry fee is $5 per boat.
There will be a casual dinner
party for skippers and crews at
the commodore's Duck Key
home the night before the race.
The skippers' meeting is the day
of the race at 9 a.m. at the beach;
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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Conchs split with Russell County


Alabama team
among the best
in the nation
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Showing for the most part that it
could stay with top out-of-state
competition, the Key West High
School baseball team split a double-
header with Russell County (Ala.)
Saturday at Rex Weech Field.
After winning the 11 a.m. game,
4-3, the Conchs lost, 6-0, at night.
"I think overall they are as
good as anyone we have played,"
coach Miguel Menendez said of
the Warriors, the No. 1-ranked
team in Alabama. "American
1HJritage has the most talent, but
as far as playing the game the
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are. right there with anyone."
The Conchs won the opener
behind the five-hit pitching of
Drew Rivera who relied on arl
effective curve ball and change-
up to improve his record to 3-3.
Three of the hits came off the
bat of Cody Dykes, but with the
trying run on third in the seventh
inning, Rivera struck out Dykes
to end the game.
"I thought coming into the
season that as long as he threw
strikes, he would be tough to
beat, Menendez said of the junior
left-hander.
Trailing 3-2, Key West took
the lead on Kyle Lepine's two-
run single in the third inning, a hit
that increased his team-leading
RBI total to 20.
Frankie Ratcliff had a triple
for the Conchs in the first inning
and Nolan Thomas drove in a run
in the first with a double against
Russell County ace Bryce Lane.
Saturday night's game was a
pitching duel between Blayne
Weller and Russell County's Jon
Mark Ramsey until Dykes hit a
three-run, sixth-inning homer that


landed in the distant bleachers with
a clank and made the score 4-0.
Weller struck out seven but his
record dropped to 1-3. "His stuff
is as good as it has been, but I
think he's trying too hard,"
Menendez said.
The Conchs got two hits
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who lifted his team to an 11-2
record.
"They're a pretty good club,"
Russell County coach Tony
Rasmus said of the Conchs, who
dropped to 7-7.
Rasmus and an assistant coach
were ejected early in the second
game after an infield warmup
throw sailed into the Warriors'
dugout and hit a player. A long
argument, which included
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By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Marathon High School lost
what baseball coach Luis Leal
called a slugfest to district rival
Westwood Christian School
Friday, 13-6.
Dolphins' pitcher Toby
Eigner, normally solid, struggled
against the Warriors as the team
remains winless at 0-10. The jun-
ior pitched a complete game, sur-
rendering 13 hits, 10 earned runs,
three walks and five home runs.
The Dolphins fell behind 1-0
early, but scored four runs in the
second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Marathon senior Jay Hegland and
sophomore Tyler Roussin each
homered in the inning.
Hegland finished going 2-for-
3 with two RBI, while Roussin
was 1-for-3 with two RBI.


Cyle Rasmus of
Russell County
(Ala.) dives for
second base
as Key West
shortstop Raiko
Alfonso awaits
an errant throw
during
Saturday
afternoon's
game at Rex
Weech

Photo by
.BERT BUDDE
the coaches
and umpire Livingston Stocker.
All in all, said Rasmus, sum-
ming up the trip to Key West,
"We had a blast."

Softball at Slamfest
The Key West High softball
team went 1-3 at last weekend's
Slamfest tournament in Miami.
The Conchs defeated Killian,
6-4, and lost to Cardinal Gibbons,
9-4, Southridge, 3-1, and
Lourdes, 5-4.


The Warriors answered back
in a big way in the top of the third,
scoring five runs including three
home runs to take a 6-4 lead.
The Dolphins trailed 10-6
after five innings.
"With the way we were scor-
ing runs, we felt like we were still
in it, [but] in the sixth and sev-
enth innings we got nothing
accomplished," he said. "We had
the bases loaded in the seventh
and couldn't get any runs."
The Warriors, meanwhile,
scored three more runs to pull
away for the victory.
The Dolphins were scheduled
to host Lenoir City High School,
a Tennessee team, in a double
header Tuesday (results too late
for press time). Marathon will
host Palmer Thursday at 4 p.m.


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Keys Fishing


Wednesday, March 19, 2008
KEYNOTER _


The Big Boys go
for dolphin, tuna

The third annual Big
Boys Off-Shore Charity
Fishing Tournament, set for
April 25 to 27 off Ke)
Largo, offers a $20.000 prize
to the angler who catches the
largest dolphin weighing
more than 62 pounds.
Trophies and cash prizes
of $2,500, $1.500 and
$1,000, respectively, await'
the first-, second- and third-
place earns. Scoring is based
on total aggregate %weight of
three fish per day. Cash
prizes also are to be awarded
for the largest dolphin and
largest runa.
Registration is set for 5 to
7 p.m April 25 at
Sundoners, mile marker
104 bayside, which is the
host location for all land-
based events. Cocktails and
hors d'oeu\ res are to be
served 6 to 7 p.m. followed
,by a captains' meeting at 7.
Fishing is to begin with
lines in at 7:30 a.m. April 26
and 27. Lines out is to be
called at 3:30 p.m.. and the
weigh-in is planned for 3:30
to 5 p.m.
Official weigh-in stations
are to be located at
Sundowners and Holiday
Isle, mile marker 84.
Entry fee is $500 per
boat. w which includes up to
four people l any combina-
tion of anglers, captain and
mates). The tournament is to
benefit the Treasure Village
Montessori School and the
International Game Fish
Association Junior Angler
Program.
Anglers and landlubbers
alike can join the fun and
help the cause by participat-
ing in the Upper Keys
Fishing Festival to run both
days that weekend 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. at Sundowners. Those
attending can cast their eyes
on nautical art and jewelry,
try their luck in a casting
contest or at the dunk booth.
visit a touch tank and enjoy a
variety of games.
For more information call
664-0560 or 852-9337, send
an e-mail to fishnbully@msn
.com or visit wwwbigboys
offshore.com.


.. .... -_--. Joe Merritt, 15, of
.... Key West, shows
off his 43-pound
winning black
grouper, in the just
concluded Kick-Off.
~His captain, Greg
Sherertz, was
.. "honored as most
.,-.. .-. outstandingng
captain. The
Kick-Off is the start
of the 7.5-month
-. Key West Fishing
Tournament.


Kick-Off starts tourney


143 anglers
hit the water
over the weekend

If the weather for the Key
West Fishing Tournament Kick-
Off is an omen each year to how
the actual seven-month Key West
Fishing Tournament will finish,
then 2008 will be the all-time best
in its 42 years.
This past weekend's Kick-Off,
as it is affectionately called by the
143 competing anglers, saw a
light breeze, temperatures in the
mid-80s and bright blue skies.
Fifteen species coveted by
many in the Lower Keys were
targeted: Mutton snapper, king-
fish, grouper, dolphin, tarpon,
permit, bonefish, cobia, man-
grove snapper, grunt, blackfin
tuna, wahoo, barracuda, marlin
and sailfish.
It is a cult following for those
who try to catch as many of. the
species eligible, while others con-.
centrate on one or two of the
species and go for the largest or
most releases.
One of the many storylines as
the tournament concluded at the
King's Pointe Marina on Stock
Island Sunday had to have been
Caroline Waterman. Waterman,
13, who just two months ago took
home Junior in County Master
Angler honors at the year-end
banquet for the 2007 Key West
Fishing Tournament, started 2008


where 2007
left off.
While

aboard the
S Bait Stealer
with Capt.
: D a I e
S ~ Bittner, she
Il hooked
into a 97-
pound
hammer-
head shark,
Cal Sutphin a new
poten-tial
International Game Fish Associa-
tion junior world record, which
earned her the Junior Division
Heaviest Catch award. Bittner
had this to say: "She's a very
patient young lady and listens to
all of my instructions. She han-
dles large fish beautifully."
There are many outstanding
catches to note in the event,
which had more than $15,000 in
potential prize money.
Turner Dowling of Key West
fishing aboard his Whaler
released 32 barracuda. Adolphus
Busch IV of Marathon caught
and released 10 bonefish while
fishing aboard the Outcast with
Capt. Tim Carlile.
Three sailfish were caught and
released by Dan Eggert of Key
West, fishing aboard the New
Mystery with Capt. Ray Eggert
Most tarpon releases went to
Matthew St. Germain of
Homestead aboard the Flats DNA


as he caught and released one.
The heaviest blackfin tuna, 26
pounds, 12 ounces, was caught by
Tom Kelly of Summerland Key
aboard the Kalik. Heaviest cobia,
58 pounds, 8 ounces, was caught
by George Aleksandrowicz of
Riverhead, N.Y., while fishing on
the White Cap with Capt. Mario
Perez.
The heaviest dolphin was 14
pounds, 8 ounces and caught by
Joel Day of Vero Beach fishing
aboard the Another Day. A huge
grouper took the prize weighing
in at 43 pounds and caught by 15-
year old Joe Merritt of Key West
while fishing with Capt. Greg
Sherertz on the Perro Loco.
Merritt didn't stop there, as he
also took the largest kingfish cat-
egory with a 31-pound, 4-ounce
king. That outstanding day of
fishing earned Sherertz the
Outstanding Captain honors.
Capt. Jim Thomas on the
Tightlines was responsible for the
following: Heaviest mutton snap-
per, weighing 17 pounds, 12
ounces, was landed by Irving
Schwartzman of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
The heaviest mangrove, 3
pounds, 12 ounces, was caught
by Bill Cole of Key West. And
the largest grunt, 1.19 pounds
was taken by Meric Edge of Key
West.
Rounding out the huge awards
list was Dan Trapp Sr. of Ada,
Mich., who released four permit

See SUTPHIN / 30


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

March 26 to 29: -
Islamorada All-Tackle
Spring Bonefish Tour-
nament. Islamorada. This
all-release tournament
features trophies andt .
prizes. Contact Jim Bokor
at 852-1694, e-mail jabok@
aol.com or write to PO.
Box 1144, Tavernier FL
33070.
*April 15 to 19: World
Sailfish Championship. Key
West. With a guaranteed
top prize of $100,000, the
championship benefits lie
Don Shula Foundation for
Breast Cancer Research,
Camp Boggy Creek for
youngsters with chronic
and life-threatening illness-
es, the Guy Harvey
Research Institute, the Key
West chapter of Big
Brothers/Big Sisters and
the Rotary Club of Key
West. Contact Laura
Emmole at 395-3474 or
(866) 482-7529, send an
e-mail to lemmole@world
sailfish.com or go to visit
www.worldsailfish.com.
April 25 to 27: Big
Boys Off-Shore Charity
Fishing Tournament. Key
Largo. Anglers pursue dol-
phin. Contact Kevin Clark
at 852-9337, e-mail
clark@crittercontrol.com,
visit www.bigboysoffshore
.com or write to 124 Tavern
Drive, Tavernier FL 33070.
May I to 3: 42nd
Annual Marathon Inter-
national Tarpon Tour-
nament. Marathon. This all-
release event is one of the
longest-running tourna- .
ments targeting the
mighty silver king. Contact
Dave Navarro at 743-6139,
e-mail worldclassan@
comcast.net or write to
5050 Overseas Highway,
Marathon FL 33050.

Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keynoter ,-
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S.. --...-. -- .....- - Keys.Fishing -


Go deep for the wahoo, which are plentiful


Yellowtail
and grouper
also active

.Wahoo!
That's been the battle cry
from lots of offshore anglers, as
an inordinate number of wahoo
have been taken throughout
Keyswide waters I've had
reports of wahoo caught any-
where from 80 to 800 feet of
water and beyond. Surface baits
have been taken but by far the
majority have been caught on a
wider use of diving plugs or deep
running baits.
In the past, most anglers
achieved this with .the use of wire
linerigs or downriggers. Wire line
rigs require discipline to operate
or you can end up with a very
expensive and almost un-
repairable birds' nest. Either


Dave Navarro


method
would limit
the speed in
which you
could troll
and still
achieve the
depths your
were seek-
ing.
No w
with the
advent of
the micro-
braid lines
such as Tuf


Line and Power Pro, which are
very strong yet extremely small
in diameter, plus the larger div-
ing plugs that can work in excess
of 30 or even 50 feet, novice
anglers can work the depths that
seem to be abundant with wahoo.
The Mann's Diving Plugs as
well as the new Rapalas have
taken this type of deep trolling off


THE HOTTES DANCERS I


the reefs and opened up offshore
waters to those who don't need
additional equipment just to work.
a deep bait. Having a rig such as
this out will still allow you to
work several lines above them on
the surface without creating a tan-
gle.
Oceanside with the correct
winds, sails have been striking
well from 65 to 240 feet of water
on the edge of the reef. Kings are
still plentiful in these same areas.
Also along this area are dol-
phin, wahoo and a good variety of
small tunas in the mix. Farther
out, numerous tunas and dolphin
have been increasing in frequen-
cy, with the above-mentioned
wahoo.
Another fishery that has been
red hot has been the grouper.
Both deep dropping in 150 to
500 feet of water and along the
edge of the reef have been pro-
ductive. I have checked back on
reports from past years and con-
firmed that more grouper in
excess of 50 pounds have been
caught in the first 10 days of this
month than any March in the past
six years (maybe it is time to quit
complaining about the size lim-
its, huh? They may just be work-
ing).
Warsaw, snowy and blacks
top the list of big fish this week.
Whole squid was the. bait of
choice for most of the fish caught
in 100-foot-plus depths.
Throughout the Keys, yellow-
tail remains hot. Big fish are
common, with quite a few
anglers enjoying the fact that on
for or five trips in a row, not a
single fish was even close to


LOCALS FIND SUCCESS: Key West attorney Jerry Sanders
and Florida Keys Community College instructor Bob Hans
brought in this 51-pound wahoo on a recent trip on
Sanders' 24-foot Grady White out of the Garrison Bight
Marina. It was hooked trolling at 100 feet on a downrigger
with rigged ballyhoo about 2 miles south of Sand Key.


requiring a measurement for
legal size. In fact, many flatliners
have been easy to spot, with
slices all over their favorite trig-
ger finger caused by the severe
impact from large flags on their
lines.
Depths have varied through-
out the Keys as to what was best
in each area but if you are new to
it, I can tell you that if you find a
decent drop-off in the 60-foot
range, you should not go wrong.


Huge cobia gets lost


SUTPHIN / From 29

while fishing with Capt. Chip
Veach on the Super Grouper.
One of the four weighed 33
pounds and was released alive.
The Farthest Traveled Angler
award was given to Dave Dunn,
who hails from Tigard, Ore. The
last award and certainly the least
is always the fun Hard Luck tro-
phy, this year going to Dave
Vrabel of Harrison Township,
Mich., after reportedly losing a
70-plus-pound cobia.
Tournament Director Doris
Harris knew they were expecting
a record crowd.


IS 1 J .J.L. J.Jr I I O1 .F 1 z I JXI l JI& X N JtI ,

T'!"T-T- i!-Sat.TL IVEi SHO BA D a t 10 i


"Once I saw mid-week that
the weather was going to be
good, I was relieved. As a tourna-
ment director, the success of your
event weighs on the weather, par-
ticipation and great catches. We
were lucky to have all three this
year."
She added, "I was very happy
to see how many kids were fish-
ing the Kick-Off. Ultimately
that's what we are trying to do, is
get people excited about fishing."
More pictures as well as infor-
mation on the Key West Fishing
Tournament can be found at
www.keywestfishingtourn
ament.com.


That has been the median for
most reports, with some areas
being a little shallower and oth-
ers a little deeper. One thing I can
report is that those using larger
amounts of chum were much
more successful with the larger
fish as well as quicker results.
This species will be the sub-
ject of this week's free fishing
seminar at our Marine
Educational Center (mile marker
50 bayside) at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Tactics, techniques and locations
will be discussed as well as best
baits to use. We will not only
cover yellowtail but the reef in
general, with all of the options it
has to offer.
If you are into big fish for a
challenge, the reef is your place
now, with a huge number of big
sharks reported all over the area.
Man, has it been something with
big hammerheads along with
bulls and lemons reported
throughout many areas where the
yellowtail are. They have caused
more than one angler to relocate
when they get into a frenzy. Rig
up with some big tackle and have
your way.

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


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100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
Legal Notices

No. 3811800
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No. 2008-DR-61 M
Hector H. Polania,
Petitioner,
and
Elizabeth Dias Lopez
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: Elizabeth Diaz
Lopez
Calle71 Bis 88-128
Bogato Columbia
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of yourwritten de-
fenses, if any, to it on
Hector H. Polania
whose address is 82509
Old Highway Marathon
FL 33050 before service
on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the petition,

Copies of all court doc-
ument 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 Su-
preme Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain auto-
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documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleading.
Dated February 27th,
2008
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Publish March 5,12,19,
26,2008
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No.4569900
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of the Florida Statutes on
Mar 27, 2008 at 10 A.M.
Lot#: B25453 GHY 1
Reg# FL1507MT
Hull ID #
GHYVCA05F405
Located at:
MICHAEL HUTCHINGS
254 LOEB AVENUE
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 853-8900,
Owner:
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WILLIAMS
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AVE
BRANDON FL 33511
Customer:
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1977 BRIST
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Hull ID#
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CREEK MARINA
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Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 852-5854
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STURK
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RD..
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No. 5273600
IN CIRCUIT COURT
SEVENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
FILE: CIV 07-055
SUMMONS
STATE OF
SOUTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF CUSTER
CURT VAN ASPEREN
and MARILEE VAN
ASPEREN, d/b/a
GREEN ACRES
PROPERTIES,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
LINDA ROEHRIG,
MITCH A. O'CONNELL,
ALL HEIRS, DEVISEES,
LEGATEES,
EXECUTORS,
ADMINISTRATORS,
SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS; AND ALL
PERSONS KNOWN OR
UNKNOWN HAVING OR
CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN AND TO
THE PROPERTY AS
HEREINAFTER
DESCRIBED.
Defendants.
THE STATE OF SOUTH
DAKOTA SENDS
GREETINGS TO THE
ABOVE-NAMED
DEFENDANTS:
YOU AND EACH OF
YOU ARE HEREBY
SUMMONED and re-
quired to answer the
Complaint of the Plaintiff,
which was filed in the of-
fice of the Clerk of Courts
at Custer, Custer County,
South Dakota at 420 Mt.


110
Legal Notices
Rushmore Rd., Custer,
South Dakota 57730, and
which prays for a judg-
ment quieting the title to
and the determination of
all adverse claims
against the premises de-
scribed in the Complaint,
situated in said County,
to-wit:
Lone Elk Ranch Subdivi-
sion, Unit 1, Tract 7, Sec-
tion 20, Township 6
South, Range 4 East of
the Black Hills Meridian,
Custer County, South
Dakota.
and to serve a copy of
your Answer to said
Complaint on the under-
signed attorney for the
Plaintiff at her address in
Custer, South Dakota,
within thirty (30) days af-
ter the completed service
of this Summons jpon
you, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if
you fail to answer said
Complaint within that
time, the Plaintiff will ap-
ply to the Court for the re-
lief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated at Custer, Custer
County, South Dakota,
this 25th, day of April,
2007.
Tracy L. Kelley
Attorney for the Plaintiff
P.O. Box 552
Custer, South Dakota
57730
(605) 673-2212
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April 2, 9,2008
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No.5310700
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE:
PARADISE TOWING,
INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 04/032008, 8:30
am at 202 20th St.,
Ocean, Marathon, FL
33050-2710, pursuant to
subsectiqn 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. PARA-
DISE TOWING, INC. re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all
bids.
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N John Pennekamp Division
00
., Is seeking:

PT Snorkel Boat Captain
50 Ton/Divemaster

PT Glassbottom Boat Captain
100 Ton
P/T Mate

Certified Dive Master

PT Glassbottom Boat Narrator

F/T Snorkel Shed

FT Boat Rental/Dive Shop
Reservations

P/T Reservationist

S,* PT Snack Bar
o PT Canoe/Kayak

Rental Clerk

o Benefits Available!
Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, 401K
o Please call Mon. or Wed. 1-3
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a week between 4 a.m. &
6 a.m. This route pays over
$400 a week, with a $100
signing bonus (After 30 days
continuous employment).

Call Dave at (305) 522-1460


GENEROUS SIGNING
BONUS!

Are you looking for a
career...not just a job? If so, we
would like to meet with you.
TELLERS
MARATHON & DUVAL
We will consider enthusiastic candidates
who have strong cash handling experience
and exceptional customer service skills.
We offer a competitive benefits package
including; signing bonus, excellent starting
salary, tuition reimbursement, health/dental
coverage and 401K with employer match.
Please fax your resume to 239-403-5155 or
visit our Online Recrtiting Center .
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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

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

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

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



An q-ual Opportunity Employer
Ain FIqual 0pporturnit Employer


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033


CITY OF MARATHON
INVITATION TO BID SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Marathon, Florida, until 1:00
p.m. on Thursday, April 10th for the sale of the following surplus property:

MARINER ELECTRIC 110 GALLON PORTABLE MARINE
WASTEWATER PUMP-OUT SYSTEM

All sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Clerk at the Marathon City
Hall, 9805 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, Florida 33050 in a sealed opaque
envelope clearly marked "BID FOR SURPLUS PORTABLE WASTE-
,WATER PUMP-OUT SYSTEM". All bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, or as soon as possible thereafter at
City Hall. The portable marine wastewater pump-out system can be seen
at the Boot Key Harbor City Marina, 800 35th Street Ocean in Marathon

Each bid, when submitted, must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty in the
amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid amount no cash please. No bidder
may withdraw his bid during the sixty (60) day period following the date
of bid opening. All items will be sold "as is" with no warranty expressed
or implied. The bid shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidders;
however, the City of Marathon reserves the right to accept or reject any or
all bids, and to waive any or all informalities in the Bidding.
Published Keynoter 3/19/08, 3/26/08 & 4/2/08


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.Legal Notices
to install an air safety
navigation aid on the
Florida Keys Marathon
airport at 9400 Overseas
Highway in Monroe
County, Florida. The
structure is proposed as
a steel pole with a height
of fifty feet. ToL-eport the
potential presence ofa
historical structure that
might be affected by con-
struction of this pole,
please contact the Flori-
da State Historic Preser-
vation Officer (SHPO) at
(850) 245-6300, or 500 S.
Bronough Street, Talla-
hassee, FL 32399-0250.
For other questions
about this proposed pole,
please contact Dee
OBrien at (803) 216-0003
or 810 Dutch Square
Blvd, Suite 202, Colum-
bia, SC 29210-7318.
Publish March 8,12, 15,
19,22,26,29 and April 2,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

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on our website


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170
Personals
A SINCERE HONEST
compatible, genuine,
retired man wants a
congenial lady to attend
local events and tour
European countries for
two months +/-. Lets
exchange photos. Write
to P.O. Box 430453, Big
Pine Key. FL 33043.

20t.
EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous
AVIATION BACK-
GROUND NEEDED
Marathon Jet Center is
looking for mature
individual with aviation
operations experience
for all aspects of FBO
business. Top Pay,
medical insurance,
phone, car use and other
benefits in an open, fun
work environment.
Partnership opportunity
after 1 year and profit
sharing. Call
305-743-1995.
BIG PINE KEY FISHING
lodge is looking for an en-
ergetic, dependable per-
son to join our Houskeep-
ing team as a FT Bath
House Attendant. Med
benefits. 872-2351.






March 19, 2008


.260 General -
Miscellaneous
Cheerful Energetic
phone/counter person for
Snorkel boat. Live in
Marathon a MUST. Call
305-731-3386


Cleaning people, PIT
All year round work.
Marathon & Islamorada.
Call 743-0697 leave msq-


260 General-
Miscellaneous
DOCKHAND
Experience helpful. Full
time, with an established
company. Please call
(305) 743-2502 or apply
in person at Turn Key
Marine, MM 53.3 Over-
seas Hwy, Marathon.

Call Classified
743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous


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


Marine Bank is seeking:

TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST. MARATHON
Responsible for coordinating technology activities,
managing projects, maintaining internal and external
software programs and supporting end users. Assists in
supporting all computer related activities for bank
operations. Bachelor's degree preferred plus a minimum
of 4 years of related experience preferably in banking.
MCSE and/or CCNA highly recommended. Must have
excellent communications skills and be willing to travel
to our branch locations.

CORPORATE SERVICES OFFICER, UPPER KEYS

The person in this position will be responsible for developing,
implementing, training and selling Corporate Services for
the bank. Will develop market share for Marine Bank with
primary coverage area from Key Largo to Marathon. Also,
will provide Branch with support as required. Bachelor's
degree and at least 5 years of banking experience required,
plus a minimum of 3 years outside calling experience with
strong sales skills. Excellent customer service and
communication skills are a must.

Marine Bank offers competitive compensation packages
,and great benefits, which includes paid medical, dental, life
and LTD insurances, 401k plan, paid vacation and more.

To apply, stop by any of our Branches or contact Jackie
Grasley at 305-289-7375, fax 305-743-9881 or e-mail
jgrasley@marinebankmail.com


City of Marathon: This position is responsible for a
variety of general office cleaning for City Hall evenings
and weekends approximately 20 hours. Self motivator,
able to work on own, detail oriented, follow directions.
Salary $11 an hour. Applications are accepted Mon, Fri.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Human Resources office located
in City Hall 9805 O/S Hwy or fax to 305-289-4143.
Applications are also on the City's web site
www.ci.marathon.fl.us. EOE & Drug Free Workplace


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
required. 664-3662.
Experienced Diesel
Mechanic. Benefits
available. Mon thru Fri.
Call Bruce 853-3433
FISHING GUIDES
WANTED S.E. Alaksa
Fishing Lodge. USCG
Captains License/6 Pak
required. Excellent salary
+ gratuities. Room &
board included. June to
Sept. Call 800-999-0784
or 907-617-4225 or email
info@yesbay.com
FORK LIFT OPERATOR
Must be experienced.
Full time, with an
established company.
Please call (305)
743-2502 or apply in per-
son at TurnKey Marine,
MM 53.3 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon.
Hair Stylist PT/FT
High commission 70%.
Be your own boss.
After 5pm 304-9025
Housekeeper needed at
Lime Tree Bay Resort on
Long Key. Must be de-
pendable and have own
trans. Call 305-664-4740
ISLAMORADA DIVE
shop seeks full time lead
instructor. It pays a good
salary and paid vacation.
You must have a mini-
mum two years experi-
ence. If interested call
Mike or Marcia at
664-2211.
MATE FOR SNORKEL
BOAT, P/T
Marathon.
305-743-2031
OUTBOARD
MECHANIC
Must be experienced. Full
time, with an established
company. Please call
(305) 743-2502 or apply
in person at TurnKey
Marine, MM 53.3
Overseas Hwy,
Marathon.
PART TIME POSITION
Retail Helper for
Sunday and Mondays.
Top$. We train.
Get discounts on
merchandise too!
Lazy Lizard and Goofy
Gecko 305-743-5001 in
Marathon.
PLUMBERS MINIMUM
3 years service exp. Valid
dr license req. Great pay
plus benefits. George's
Plumbing 289-0778
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
SIGN INSTALLER
SERVICEMAN Must
have experience & valid
FL CDL. Apply in person
or send resume.
Marathon Electric
305-743-5805
TOW TRUCK DRIVER
needed, All Keys Towing,
exp. NOT necessary, we
will train. 711 Largo Rd.
Key Largo.
305-451-0714
WATERSPORTS/BOAT
RENTAL ATTENDANT
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945


265
Healthcare
Dental Assistant. F/T
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. Keifer
at: 305-743-0092
270
Office Clerical
ADMIN. ASSISTANT,
detail oriented, multi task,
computer literate.
Construction & account-
ing exp helpful. FAX re-
sume to 872-2219, EOE
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


* Registered Nurses
* Physical Therapist
* Nurse Manager O.R.
* Phlebotomist
* Nuclear Medicine Tech
* ER Registration Clerk
* Patient Account Representative

Physician's Practice Management

* Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)
* Medical Assistant
Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 289-6459
Email: Michele.Teller@fhl.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com




HO S P I T A L
3301 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


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.


T-
Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
k Helping people cope.


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Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.gcmk.ora. EEOC/DFWP


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270
Office Clerical
DOLPHIN RESEARCH
CENTER D-
Currently has the follow-
ing openings:
Clerical Assistant: PT -
supply administrative
support such as phone
calls, letters, faxes, filing,
e-mail, travel arrange-
ments, etc; order sup-
plies & maintain invento-
ries. Produce weeklyInd
monthly reports as need-
ed. Must have clerical &
computer skills, excellent
communication skills &
be detail-orien'ted. Guest
Services: FT or PT open-
ings for enthusiastic peo-
ple to work in our Gift
Shop. Duties are multi-
faceted including wel-
coming guests, taking
reservations, retail and
photo sales. Physical
Plant and Equipment
Specialist: FT- Major du-
ties consist of assisting in
construction projects,
electrical, plumbing avd
automotive needs, plus
the maintenance of build-
ings, equipment, vehi-
cles, and boats. Must
have a clean driving re-
cord, general handyman
skills, be physically fit,
and able to work in the
Florida heat. All success-
ful candidates will be re-
sponsible, organized,
and motivated individuals
with excellent team play-
er skills. Benefits include
medical insurance,
401 (k), vacation and paid
holidays. Job descrip-
tions available at
www.dolphins.org Stop
by to fill out an application
or e-mail your resume to
drc-hra@dolphins.org
Marathon Garbage *:
Service now hiring an
Office Assistant. Looking
for a motivated individual
with computer and cus-
tomer service skills.
Advancement opportuni-
ties may be available.
Apply in Person 4290
Overseas Highway.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551






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Classifieds 305-743-5551


March 19, 2008


City Manager, City of Marathon, Florida (resident population 11,500).
Located midway between Key West and Key Largo in the Florida Keys,
this vibrant community has been incorporated since 1999. The City
Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and in that
capacity directs and supervises the administration of all departments,
offices and agencies of the City. The City Manager will be selected on
the basis of experience, expertise and management ability as it pertains to
running municipal government. Candidates must possess strong
communications, financial and management skills. Preference will be
given to experience in municipal government in the Florida Keys and to
residency in the Florida Keys. Salary and benefits are negotiable depending
on qualifications. Please forward resumes to jmorales@swmwas.com by
5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2008. Questions should be addressed to Jimmy
Morales at (305) 789-3532. Marathon is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and minorities are encouraged to apply. Under Florida law, all
applications, once received, are part of the public record and subject to
disclosure upon request. For further information about the City of
Marathon, please check out the City's website at www.ci.marathon.fl.us.






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A VIEW-FROM YOUR "OFFICE"

The New Hawks Cay, Employer of Choice, seeks
Bartenders and Servers who are passionate about hospitality
for our soon to open Beach Grill.

if Cyou are a hoslpitality-minded professional, please contact us.


E-mail:
Fax:
Call:
Visit:


careers(@hawkscayv. com
305-289-3955
305-289-4698
Human Resources Office
61 Hawks Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, FL 33050


Hawks Cay is a drug-free workplace and
an equal opportunity employer


270
Office- Clerical
Office Assistant,
Data entry and AR.
Call Emily at Pancho's
Fuel Dock 743-2281
PIT FILE CLERK
Flexible hours. Must be
Organized w/ good comp
skills, apply at 3000
O/S Hwy or call 289-4470
Person needed with
good office and computer
skills. People person
position. Call 619-7348.
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
.Call Michael at 481-4301.
275
Professional
EXPERIENCED
PLUMBERS and
plumber's helpers want-
ed, excellent pay w/ ben-
efits. Apply at Ernest
Rhodes Plumbing
10700 SthAve., Gulf
305-743-7072


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B EAC H H o u s E R ES 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
Administrative Assistant
Concierge
Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical,
Dental,Vision and Vacation. EOE, DFWP
Send resume 2600 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050; Fax 289-0667


LINE COOK
o) Needed at Marathon's
best BBQ Restaurant.
Experienced & reliable.
Apply in person:
Porky's Bayside
MM 47.5
DFWP. EOE


275
Professional
LOOKING FORA
DEPENDABLE and
organized person!!
To coordinate construc-
tion projects, Estimating,
permitting, proposals,
contracts and follow-ups.
Excellent computer skills
and organized a must!!
Please email resume to
Melissa@coralmarine
construction.com
or call 743-0907.

INOW
NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS For
Electrical Journeyman,
must be able to run a
truck and supervise a
crew. Must have VALID
FL DL 305-743-0399
OUTSIDE SALES REP
for growing local
company. Excellent pay
and benefits.
305-304-3655.

Real Estate.
Business.
Lifestyle.
find it in

Sunday
fee in local newspaper racks


RESTAURANT
MANAGER
YOU LEAD
YOU SET the EXAMPLE
YOU ARE PASSIONATE
ABOUT SERVICE AND
TAKING CARE OF THE GUEST
IF SO....
WELCOME TO THE TEAM!
T.G.I. FRIDAY'S in Key West
Please fax your resume
to 305-292-1611


275
Professional
PART TIME
OPPORTUNITIES
in Allied Health Profes-
sions at Florida Keys
Community College. We
are looking for an EMS
Program Director and a
Nursing Program Coordi-
nator. Both positions in-
volve teaching responsi-
bilities. EMS program Di-
rector applicants must be
State Certified EMT-P.
The Nursing Program
Coordinator applicants
must be an Associate de-
greed Nurse minimum,
with teaching or CNA su-
pervisory experience.
Exceptional opportunity
to work in a professional
environment with faculty,
staff and students.
Applications/information
available in Human
Resources and at
www.fkcc.edu
EOE M/FID/V
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
BARTENDER'S & WAIT
staff wanted. Must have
exp. Apply in person be-
tween 12-2 at Lattitude's
Rest. at Sombrero
Resort. 305-289-9660
BIG PINE KEY FISHING
LODGE is looking to fill a
FT front desk position.
Attractive starting wage,
benefits, and medical ins.
Call 872-2351
P/T HOUSEKEEPER at
Marathon Motel, must
speak english.
Call 305-393-6854
Part time Housekeeper
Flamingo Inn,
Grassy Key, MM59.3
Call 289-1478
SERVER WANTED at
7 Mile Grill. Apply in
person: 1240 Overseas
Hwy, Mthn; ask for Bill or
Shirley. 305-743-4481
285
Situations Wanted
CARPENTER-
REMODELING work.
Done-to-Order.
Reasonable rates.
Billy 305-395-9222.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
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SERVICES

360 Professional
Services
HOME OWNERS
Insurance To High?
Reduce it by 25%-75%
Guaranteed!
Inspections by Ed
Bernard 305-304-7192

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
A Moving Sale, Every-
thing Must Go. Sat and
Sun, 7-1. 333 Sombrero
Beach Rd, upstairs.
New king bedroom set,
armoir dresser, night-
stand & lamp, 2 color
TV's/22" RCA/remote
16" Magavox w/ remote,
couch, combo bed,
matching easy chair &
stool, kitchenware, silver,
hanging wine rack &
glasses, Weber Charbroil
2 propane tanks, fax ma-
chine, printer, calculator
& scanner, 6 ft Texas
long horns w/ leather de-
sign, a beautiful 75 year
old carved horse heads,
24" hand painted flower
vase, kitchen table 4
chair tile top, Colonial
desk & chair, crystal,
onyx and Hummel fig-
ures, TV center (wood),
compact radio & disk pa-
lyer, TEVO box, pictures,
small floor safe (key)
BIG PINE KEY FLEA
MARKET MM 30.5
Open 8am-2pm
Sat & Sun
New vendors welcome
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.

m 143D 1
MM 95 O/S Yard Sale
Sat 3/22 7am-1pm. 1010
Dove Rd. NASCAR &
Country music signed
collectibles, jewelry,
formals, women attire,
dining set, fishing,
household items
SAT MAR 22, 8AM-1 PM
Camera, printer, scan-
ner, stereo, misc house-
hold items, 1103 E 75th
St. Ocean, Mthn.
575
Pets
WANTED
Male Chessy for
STUD Service Call
Emil 305-731-3386

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Classifieds 305-743-5551


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590
Miscellaneous
Deli Equip. for sale
Good Condition
All electric
305-451-0714
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
HOME STEREO
PIONEER, 450W, tuner/
amp, w/Sony cd, Infinity
spkrs and Advent Pow-
ered Sub-$300 OBO.
Also, IMAC Indigo $100
OBO. 305-664-8466
Maytag Dishwasher
like new, white.
$200
942-1813

I'ICR
NEW CHROME TRIPLE
head mirrors, with arms,
left and right, for class a
motorcoach.
305-240-0558
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551




100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Rediners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Bia Coo0itt MM 9.5 295-8430


590
Miscellaneous
RUGER .357 BLACK-
HAWK Stainless Revolv-
er with belt and holster.
Lists $700, first $500 firm.
Also Civil War Sharps.
(305) 393-3470
WANTED
Used kitchen cabinets
in good condition.
304-1453-

600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities
Advertising/Publishing
Well estab Keys high
profit business w/loyal
client base & annual re-
newals. $210k. 872-3123
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthri 305-743-4603

700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A remodeled 2/1, new
kitch, ocean access',
gated, Upper Keys.
305-896-5007
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM.25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $1700
+ utilities. 305-872-2750


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710
Homes for Rent
BIG PINE, 2/2 DRY LOT,
fenced yard, Very
Private, screened porch,
F/L/S $1700 per month
plus utilities.

VENTURE OUT,
CUDJOE KEY dry lot,
1/1. Could be used as
2/1. Freshly painted,
large deck, move in
ready. F/L/S $1200 per
month plus util.

CONTACT JAY at
Century 21 Prestige
22984 Overseas Hwy
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042,
305-745-3340
BPK, 3/2 CANAL
FRONT 3 car garage,-
new appliances & a/c,
walkaround scrnd-in
porch, off-st parking,
dockage possible. Avail.
June 1st. $2250/season-
al, $2150 long term +
util, F/L/S 305-872-3922
BPK MM 30. Half of April
is FREE. 2/2 on canal w/
deck, clean/quiet, W/D,
no pets/smoking $1400
mo, ref's req. F/L/S
(305) 872-4085
BPK Newly redecorated
& furnished. Canalfront.
2/2 home in Eden Pines.
$1900 + utilities. Call
484-269-3772
DOUBLE WIDE, 3BR,
2BA,Spacious Family
Room, C/AC, Good Con-
dition, $1600 per mo.
F/L/S 235 27th St.
Ocean, Mrthn. Call
289-0077 or 395-1230


710
Homes for Rent

L*K
DUCK KEY 4/3
beautiful,spacious single
family home. Two story
with 2 car garage.3/2 up,
2/1 down. Tile floors,ceil-
ing fans, W/D, AC/HT,no
pets, landscaping & pool
membership included.
Unfurn. $2400/mo + util.
F/L/S. Call Bonnie @
Century 21 Prestige
Realty 305-743-3377
x113.

Waterfront
DUCK KEY CANAL front
stilt home, tiled, pets ok,
with dockage & view.
Furnished. $1850 F/L/S.
305-743-0003.
Duck Key, Quiet pres-
tigous neighborhood,
2/1, large living room,
modern kitchen, single
floor, garage, secluded
patio. 5 years old, excel-
lent ciodition,dockage
avail, long term.
$1750/mo. Available now
305-289-0677 or
305-240-1423
FURNISHED EXEC. 2/2
Home on deep canal in
Pine Channel Est, BPK,
avail. April 1. $1900/mo.
F/L/S. 305-522-3605



ISLAMORADA-2/1
COTTAGES, completely
renovated, boat ramp
and pool, off street park-
ing. $1500/month. Call
Rose Sanchez, CENTU-
RY 21, All Keys, Inc.
305-395-0383
Islamorada, 2BR/1 BA,
newly remodeled,
$1,400 mo. F/L/S
451-4555
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,
covered parking. Year
lease. 289-0064
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

Why Rent
When you can own?
Start the New Year in a
beautiful New Home
Prices starting at
$55,900
$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
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710
Homes for Rent
KCB 13TH ST. 3/2,
2350 sq. ft. annual lease,
F/L/S, avail. 4/1,
$4000/mo plus util.
305-360-7968
Key Largo-2/2, Stilt
home on water, great
view, screened porch,
$1500/mo plus util.
305-522-5841
Key Largo, 3/1 FL
Room, office, screened
patio, fenced yard, 2
sheds, $1650/mo,
954-914-0631
Key Largo MM 105
Bayside. Furn 1bd, 1ba.
Homeowners boat ramp.
$1225/mo incl electric &
cable. 305-776-7863

Waterfro nt
KL-KAYAKERS Dream
2/2, on open water,
mm102, great views,
20ft. dock, fully furn.
$3500/mo inc. until 3mth
min. 305-453-3086
Layton-2/1, Townhouse,
for rent or salefullyfurn.
A/C, 29'dock, deck, sat
TV/cable, driveway park-
. ing, big kitchen. $1500
mo. 305-205-6964
MARATHON 2/2 HOME
w/storage, large fenced
lot, pets ok, Dishwasher,
W/D $1750/mo, F/S,
Rich 305-393-3926
Marathon 2/2 Large lot,
screened porch with
water view. $1800/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-2300
Marathon 28th St., 2br,
1ba W/D, D, Air.
$1500/mo. F/L/S.
35' Deep Dockage.
$300/mo. 707-849-0072
MARATHON 2BD/2BA
on canal, finished, newly
remodeled, $1900/mo.
4BD/5BA on canal
$3500/mo. Call
305-743-8328 for details.
MARATHON furn 2bd,
2ba. W/D. No pets.
Canal, oceanview. F/L/S.
305-395-0439
MARATHON NEWLY
built, 3/3, w/pool,
$1850/mo, plus util.
lease option poss.
305-726-6071



MM 100 O/S Port Largo
furn 3BR/2BA No smok-
ing $2100 mo. incl utils.
F/L. 786-412-8096
MM 103 2/2, dock &
davits. No smoking or
pets. Annual lease.
$1800 mo F/L/S
305-619-0650
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Islamorada 2/1 Cottages,
, v'1B I completely renovated, boat ramp and pool.
off street parking. $1,500 monthly Call
t Rose Sanchez. CENTURY 21 All Keys. Inc
305-395-0383
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710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront
MM 103.5 3/2 bayfront,
furnished, 100' seawall,
davits, spectacular view.
12 mo lease. $2500 per
mo. Call 305-433-826.
Email: mbi@iplu.com
MM 77 O/S 3/3, dock,
davits, ramp, fenced, pet
friendly. Annual from
$2100 mo +utils.
954-473-0032
MM 99 Port Largo
WANTED Long Term
Rental w/dock by 50 yr
old, married male,
Nuclear Professional,
possible caretaker
position 305-245-2622
MTHN PENTHOUSE
Condo. 3/2, F/UL/S,
$3500/mo, 1 mo min.
305-743-7353 or
330-606-4782


725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A BEAUTIFUL MTHN
EFF. priv. ent. secluded,
W/D, NO PETS $820/mo,
F/S, 923-9616 or
617-905-8742
A Cozy Oceanfront 1/1
w/sunset view at MM 63.
Furnished, short or long
term. $750 + utilities,
FLS. 305-872-2750
ACUTE 1/1,68TH SX.
big yard, $985/mo,
unfurn. inc. water, Call
(305) 289-0666 or
(305) 849-0466.
AFFORDABLE 2/1 dplx
BPK on canal, no pets.
Clean. Range/fridge,
W/D. $1200 F/S. 872-
2013 bebedefpaol.com
AVAIL. 4/1, Canal front
MM 68, 2/2 frn, CBS
Stilt, W/D, tile & berber,
$1475/mo 772-971-6105
Big Pine, 1/1, unfurn,
no smoking, no pets,
$800mo plus util. F/L/S.
305-872-1399
BIG PINE 2/1 half durnex
Easy access to ocean &
gulf. Desirable Pine
Channel Estates. Screen
porch, W/D. $1350/mo.
F/L/S. 305-942-6270
Big Pine Key 1/1, furn.
apt., clean and quiet,
$750/mo + sec. dep.
very priv. Street ends on
ocean call 508-472-8626
Big Pine Key 2/1 half
Duplex Canal front-Pine
Channel Estates Excel-
lent boating, Concrete
dock, Private porch, high
ceilings, storage down
stairs, W/D, $1400 unfur-
nished or $1700 fur-
nished, must see.
Call 239-872-1842
BONEFISH TOWERS
Rarely available 2br/2ba,
ground floor unit. Beauti-
fully furnished, breathtak-
ing views, pool, tennis,
fishing, beach, party
room. Available
4/1/2008. $1950 per
month. Call Jane
484-886-7036 or Carol
305-304-9405.
BPK, 2/1, ON CANAL,
W/D, private yard. Lg.
Store room. Large Sea-
wall, Pets 6k. 1400/mo.
F/L/S. 797-1622
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
Start the New Year
in a Beautiful New Hwae
Prices starting at
$55,900
$99 per month
for the First year.
Offer expires 3/31/08.
All appliances included.
4 homes available for
immediate occupancy.
Sun Homes,,
a Skyline retailer at at
GOLDCOASTER
Resort
Call for details -
888-304-0087


New 3/3, ss apple, 2 Ig
decks w/bay view. Lg
soak tub in master ba w/
separate shower. Dock
space avail. Quiet street.
Tavernier. $2000 mo.
Linda 954-557-3179
Tavernier 3/2, on water,
w/ davits. Long term only.
10% disc. for gov. emp.
$2250/mo. F/L/S.
305-586-2503
Waterfront 3BR/3BA in
the Upper Keys. Pets
OK. Available now.
305-896-5007

712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
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-CLEAN
2/2.60th St. w/ boat
ramp, W/D. Annual
$1250/mo plus util.
305-731-5475
Marathon, Keys RV,
1-2 bd/1 ba w/FL room,
30' dock, off st parking,
cable incl. $950/mo +
util. 305-587-1512
MM 103 BAYSIDE 3/2
newly renovated on ca-
nal, new 12 K Ibs, boat lift
$1800/mo.
305-790-4285


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


BPK 2/2 on canal, up,
balcony on dbl lot w/
ponds & waterfall, W/D.
$1475.305-395-3415,
872-4592, 872-3450.
Grassy Key Apartment
on the Beach. Open
ocean view, ground fldor.
Quiet area, no large pets
$1150/mo, utilities in-
cluded, long term only.
301,942-9159
HAWK'S CAY 2BR/2BA
$2400/mo plus util.
Weekly maid service
incl. 423-791-0129 or
bcquinnabcdcpa.com
KCB 2/2 Furn half duplex
with dock, covered patio.
6-10 month lease. Clean.
W/D. N/S. F/L/S. $1500.
305-743-7887
KCB 2/2, half duplex,
W/D, on canal, furnished,
$1400/month, F/L/S,
305-849-1299
KCB DUPLEX-
261 5th St. 2 BR, 1 bath,
kit w/appl., Screened
potih w/washer/dryer
hookups. Cntrl heat/air.
Dock w/davits, water, &
elect on deep canal. 12
mo. Lease, $1450/mo. +
util. F/L/S.
Call 305-289-0360 or
419-239-1046
KCB-GORGEOUS,
oceanfront units at Turtle
Cays available for rent,
long term or monthly.
3br/3/ba w/pool, hot tub,
beach, w/d, garage. No
smoking/pets. F/L/S. Call
Terrie at D'Asign Source
Realty 305-743-7130
Key Largo MM 105 Bay-
side. Unfurn effcy. Home-
owners boat ramp.
$725/mo incl electric &
cable. 305-776-7863
Laaton Cheerful 1/1, Fla
room, on canal. W/D.
$850/mo includes water.
F/L/S. N/S, no pets.
(MM68.5) 480-200-9189
Marathon 10883 7th
Ave.
2/1, upstairs.
$1190/month.
305-289-0352
MARATHON
1/1 apartment
2/1 apartment
Call 743-7800
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean.
$1000/mo F/S 304-8702

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 BR, 1.5
BA on the water w/ great
views. Large, w/d, $1550
mo. includes utilities &
dockage. F/L/S
305-743-5667

CAtL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


MARATHON-2BR/1 BA
2 units avail. Unfurnished
$1000, furnished with w/d
$1200. No smoking/pets.
F/L/S. Call Terri at
D'Asign Source Realty
305-743-7130
MARATHON 2br town-
house w/ 2.5 ba, on
canal. New appls, close
walk to Sombrero Beach.
Boat allowed up to 25'.
$1550. F/L/US.
305-481-7763
MARATHON 3/2 ON
canal, eat in kitch, C/A,
Tile floors, W/D hook-up,
2 car parking, F/US,
$1600/mo, plus util.
305-731-9591
MARATHON Annual
rental 2/1 unfurn, A/C,
$990. First/12th/Security.
No smoking.
305-395-2095

33 Listing
Marathon Furn 2 br/1 ba
Canal front w/off-str prkg.
C/A, W/D, D/W. Includes
cable, wireless, and utils.
Most pets ok. $1700 mo.
305-923-6609
Marathon Half Duplex
2bd, 1ba. F/L/S. $1250.
Call Lela, owner/broker
305-395-0814
MARATHON Half duplex
effcy. Deep dockage,
partially furn, totally re-
modeled. W/D. $900/mo.
F/L/S. No pets. 481-5057
Marathon Half duplex
Ige 1 bd, 1 ba. Waterfront,
dockage. totally remod-
eled. W/D. $1500 mo.
FLS. No pets. 481-5057,


MARATHON HALF
DUPLEX, on canal, W/D,
C/A, clean, one small pet
ok, no smoking, Avail. 4/1
$1100/mo plus until ref.
req. 305-731-3784
weekends or after 7.
MARATHON Large 2BD,
recently remodeled, on
canal w/free boat slip.
$1275/mo + deposit.
305-481-4840
MARATHON NEW
clean, 1b, 1b, C/A,
Parking in front, Central
Location. $900/mo, incl.
garbage and water.
Call, cell- 305-393-9345
Marathon Sea Watch
2bd master suite, luxury
condo, all amenities.
$2800/mo. + utils. F/L/S.
Avail 4/1. 305-360-7968


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Marathon Sombrero Bch
Rd. Unfurn 2/1.5, 2 story,
canal w/ dockage, heated
pool. Pets OK. $1700 mo,
6 mo min. F/L/S.
743-7995
MARATHON STUDIO,
unfurn, util. inc. $900.
very private. Small pet
ok.No smoke.
305-743-2203
MM 90, on canal.
2 bd apt $1100 + utils.
1 bd. $850 total
Dockage available.
772-546-5855
MM 95.5 O0/S private
fenced 1/1 w/90' dock &
lift. Deep direct canal,
1800' to ocean. DSL/Sat
TV, hot tub, personal
W/D, small pet friendly
$1500 mo short or long
term. 305-852-0652
Mthn 1/1 apt. Avail. mid
March. Quiet Street.
$975/mo inc. water.
Leave Message at
(305) 743-6791
Sombrero Area Condo
2/2, furn, pool & dockage,
$1600+ Elec. F/L/S.
Leslie Caplan, American
Caribbean Real Estate.
305-743-6881

740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent

SHARE 3/2 HOUSE,
must like cats, $800/mo
plus share util. 6mo/lease
min. 912-224-5898

750
Vacation Rentals

Duck Key, Hawk's Cay
Winter Special. 3/3, pool,
canal, ocean views. 239-
784-9742, 239-784-9636
ESCAPE THE
CROWDS Secluded,
solar powered home,
Key Deer Refuge. 2/2.
Sailboat canal. No-Name
Key. mthly.
561-736-0786
Islamorada Beautiful
2/2 stilt home. Boat ramp.
Monthly or weekly. Avail
now. 305-773-3950
Islamorada Newly Built
2bd/2.5ba Pool Dock/
CovPark/Gated. Excl
Rates Wkly/Mthly.
Tonvia 305-879-5050
Key Colony Beach
Coury Dr. 3000 sf luxury
house. Canal, 3br, 2.5ba
+ study. Beautifullyfurn.
Gourmet kitch. Wk/mo/
season. 305-804-7184
Key Colony Beach 2bd
oceanfront condo, sips 4.
Pool, fishing pier, private
beach, balcony. 2 week
minimum. 630-215-8126


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750
Vacation Rentals
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591



Long Key MM66 Lovely
1/1, FL room fully furn in
condo gated comm. Pool,
Boat Ramp, Laundro-
mats. Seasonal or Mo.
Nina (305) 318-1330
$1200/mo all inclusive
Ivilarchaotaol.com
Marathon 2/2 large open
terrace with ocean views.
Fish from dock. Nicely
furnished. Avail now.
334-329-4786
Mthn- Coco Plum 2br
Condo, on water, pool,
dock,tennis, ramp '
772-359-2439
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TAVERNIER RENTALS
FURNISHED
LONG OR SHORT
TERM

3BR/2BA $1500/mo +
util. $950/wk Across from
Mariner's Hosp.

3BR/2BA $1500/mo +
util. $1200/wk. on canal
w/ dock & davits

2BR/2BA $4500/MO,
$1600/wk, Vacation
Rental in Kahiki Harbor

REMAX TO THE KEYS
305-218-1954

790 Business
Property for Rent
A CENTRAL
LOCATION Marathon
remodeled office space
(675-1350 sf). Lots of
parking. Great rent price.
305-743-0689
Big Pine Commercial
Business Unit, 500 sf
$500/mo, 1000sf
$1000/mo. High ceiling.
Plus utils. 305-522-5841
Comm / Office / Retail
US 1 across from airport
entrance. 1100 sq ft
available. Call Suzanne
395-0053
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, US 1 &
Sadowski Causeway.
900 sq ft. $1500/mo +
tax. John 305-743-9858
or 305-522-5841
Marathon Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location 3rd Generation
building, 700 sq ft.
$1175/mo. 481-5057

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


790 Business
Property for Rent
Marathon Town Square
Mall. Retail / Office space
for rent. Spaces from
450-1,800 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840
795
Miscellaneous


Waterfront
RV LOT FOR RENT
25' or smaller,
all util inc. plus cable.
$1000/mo 305-743-2983

800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale



Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$350K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Gated in Islamorada,
w/boat slip, pool. 2/2,
w/screened porch and
garage. Charming and
immaculate. $1.1 M.
865-293-5200
Islamorada 3BR/2BA
ranch. Low down
payment. Possible
ownerfinancing.
Call 740-501-3156


$500 per month
(approx with approved credit)
INO INSURANCE
Taxes around $600 per year
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Property that pays for
itself in the Keys?
Transient rentable real
estate that rents for $1,250
per month during season
and $650 off season with
your payment being
approx. $500 per month,
Do you believe in
Supply and Demand?
R.V. lots have disappeared
in the Keys. Ownership
inventory is practically none,
Get in on the ground floor
of this booming industry
not effected by real estate
down-turn. Unbelievable
financing available.
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810
Homes for Sale
Key Largo 2800 sq.ft. 2
story floating home. 4/4.5
$185K obo, docked MM
103 marina. Iv. message
305-304-3336



MARATHON
1160 Camino del Vientos
5/3, 3583 sq. ft., 3/2 up,
sep 1/1 down-rental
potential. $599K
305-323-1056.
forsalebyOWNER.com
MARATHON 3/3, bird
caged heated pool, plan-
tation shutters, custom
kitchen and baths, large
lot ground level, never
flooded, move in cond.
$495K (305) 743-7580
Marathon deep dock,
ocean view, lic vacation
rental, 3/2. $660K.
.305-743-2031 www.
manateehavens.com
MARATHON NEWLY
Built, 3/3, w/pool, A
STEAL @ $299K
Lease option poss.
305-726-6071
Marathon waterfront 4br
3ba, den, scr porch. Lots
of potential. Must sell
$750,000. 305-684-2890
MTHN 2 DUPLEXES
on large lot, well main-
tained, $3775 gross/
month, always rented,
neverflooded, owner
financing considered
$595K 743-7580
MTHN 4 Sale By Owner.
Excellently built & main-
tained. 3/4 bd, 2 full ba.
Lg rooms, great neigh-
borhood. Fenced yard.
$395,000. 305-289-1249
WATERFRONT
2Bdrm-2bath, concrete
dock, carport, screened
lanai, $450K orOBO
305-743-3115, 24th St.,
Marathon
2BR/2BA CBS Ground
level w/140' dock, sewer
connected. $515,000.
305-743-9286.


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743-5551


MOST AFFORDABLE
BUY IN THE KEYS
Attention: Locals & sea-
sonal residents. 1/1 move
in ready Lower Keys
mobile home with tran-
sient rental. In great park
with lush landscaping,
new granite driveways,
totally renovated club
house & pool, new laun-
dry room. Walk to restau-
rants, grocery stores,
post office, pharmacy &
ocean. Priced at $2,990.
NO MISPRINT! Financing
available to qualified
buyer. Call Steve Binkley,
PremierSouth Properties,
(305) 766-8266.


812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Marathon-Ocean View
2bd, 1 bth, w/ front deck,
boat slip available.
$22,999.305-240-0103
MM 103 BAYSIDE 3/2
newly renovated on ca-
nal, new 12K lbs, boat lift
$510,000
305-790-4285
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
TRULY AFFORDABLE
HOUSING FROM
$118,000
Own your own RV lot or
trailer home w/ dock in
Marathon. Direct Ocean
access. 305-289-2172.
200614x60, 2/2, many
upgrades, central AC. "
Must be moved,
asking $50,000 obo,
305-743-2169

825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
KCB 2/2, ON OCEAN
Large beautiful beach,
pier, pool. Reduced from
$575K to $399K. Must
sell. 248-895-0323
Marathon Townhouse
Condo 2/1.5, New cabs,
granite, c'top, tile fl:,on
canal w/dockage, pool,
$470K call 305-743-5190

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



CLEARED CANAL LOT
on Big Pine Key -
Tropical Bay, permit
applied for, $130K,
305-522-1871
CRANE HAMMOCK
SUBV. 80 x 100 corner
lot. Cleared water meter
in ROGO deeded water
rights boat ramp & comm
park. 305-743-9286.
KCB Single Family
building lot. 75ft seawall
$750K. Buyers/ agents
welcome. 435-901-3567
Key Colony Beach
Duplex. Partial ocean
view. 60x1 10 lot. Build
now no ROGO. $319K.
440-503-4273

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880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Key Largo, 60ft. wide
ocean view lot, Deep ca-
nal, w/ concrete seawall,
Million dollar homes, club
house and pool, $659K.
305-852-4960



Marathon Lot
With 6 building rights,
$800K
305-743-7533
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
895
Miscellaneous



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



TBR's for Sale, 3 at
$65,000 each. Call
305-522-6567 or email
wielandn@bellsouth.net
Waterfront permit
Monroe County.
Transferable -
305-804-3971


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MARINE

1150
Power Boats

10' ARIA DINGHY RIB
9.8 HP Tohatsu, 40 hrs.
Plus Extras. $1200
305-743-3848
13' Boston Whaler
49 HP $3995
15' Carolina-2001
25 HP $2250
26' Boston Whaler
50 H5 $15K
36' Gibson-$20K
305-879-1101
22' Whaler Outradge.
Exc. cond., new T-Top,
trl. completely rebuilt like
new, all new canvas, incl.
Whaler dodger. $13,700.
508-627-0693.
23' Donzi, walkaround,
9' beam, full transom,
cust half tower, hard top,
Lee outriggers, twin 140
O.B., misc. equip. Must
sell. $8200.797-3450
24.5' OFFSHORE Grady
White with 325hp OMC
Cobra, W/A cuddy cabin,
alum trailer. Needs little.
$5,900.747-4393
25'CC 1974.
$4000, OBO.
Call
281-450-2122.
25' CONTENDER
'86 Hull, '01 Yamaha
250's, new trailer.
$25K (305) 731-6075
25.2' Hydra Sport'84,
Twin 140 Suzuki'96,
cuddy walk around,
Alm/T-Top, electronics.
At Watermark Marina,
MM 80.5. $9,500, OBO.
905-516-5335.
28' SHEFFIELD
Project Boat
$5000 OBO
239-571-0629,
31' 1968 Bertram Sport
Fish w/tower, twin gas
eng. $22,500 OBO. Call
Brad 305-481-6232
31' 1989 RAMPAGE
Sport Fisherman. Twin
turbo diesel, gen set, AC,
too much to list. $30,000
in upgrades last year.
Boat is turn key. $89,500
obo. Brian 305-879-0015
31' STAMAS EX 99-00
hdt, T-300's inbs-lo hrs,
full encl, A/C, new elec,
tri-axletrlr. Like new.
$74,900.305-744-3342



34'1975 John Allmand
Sportsfisherman. This is
a real classic boat needs
some TLC, $10,000,
OBO. 305-393-0905.
34' Island Trader $25K
Good mechanical/recent
long trips. Make offer,
terms. 239-821-7372 or
239-389-4844
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543


1150
Power Boats
LOOKING TO BUY
Flybridge & Galley to fit
my 25' Bertram.
305-887-6114.

1160
Sailboats
27' CATALINA '77
4' draft. Great liveaboard.
Need to see to appreci-
ate. $6,000.
305-289-0747
27' Hunter sloop '79,
9hp Yanmar, survey &
bottom paint Jan 08,
many updates. $9500,
OBO. 905-516-5335.
1985 COM-PAC 23'
Sleeps 4, sink, stove, 4
sails & anchors, 7.5
Evinrude outboard & din-
ghy. Excellent shape,
sail away today! $2800.
305-240-1013.
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines
1999YAMAHA40HP
short shaft, tiller steer,
electric start, low hours.
$2,000. 305-747-6533.
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales

COCO PLUM 50FT deep
water dock, elec/water,
NO LIVEABOARDS
$425/mo
Rich 305-393-3926
Coco Plum Legal Livea-
board slip. Deep Water
Dock. $500/mo.
910-540-6567
Dockage avail., live
aboard accepted. MM
99 B/S, 4' draft restric-
tion. $600 mo. Call
305-942-6225.
Dry Slip In Marathon
at Vaca Cut. 10x35.
Brand new indoor facility
includes in & out's.
$350/mo. 630-947-4344
LIVE ABOARD
boat slips for rent. Call for
best rate. Marathon.
305-304-3610
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
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, up to 60 ft. 50
amp service, $500/mo.
772-546-5855
1190
Miscellaneous
'00 Seadoo XP, Trailer,
and access. Must go
now. As is, $3000 OBO.
305-393-0537. After 3

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1190
Miscellaneous
21' Seacraft, Center con-
sole, 200 hp Yamaha,
slide on trailer, R.S. en-
dorsement, w/10 lobster
tags. $9,995,289-0064
31' STAPLETON CAT
3208, 1374 Lobster
traps, 1550 Stone Crab
traps. $125,000 for
everything, OBO
305-297-0492, or
305-893-2143
1982 34' Crusader hull,
underwater gear. $7500.
See at lot 24 Fishermans
Point, Mth 305-731-8055
AA Dave buys permits
SoAtI Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869



All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
American Storage.
RV's, boats and trailers.
Secure in Marathon. For
best rates call Gary
305-304-3610
FISHING BUSINESS for
Sale, 3000 SC traps and
tags, 39' #1 Hull Boat
w/3196 Cat, less than
1000 hrs. 305-304-7043
Liveaboard Docks.
w/covered deck area.
New private bathhouse.
Free washer/dryer for
res. $585. 305-731-3386
Lobster Certificates.
for sale,
1000 B Certs. $60/each.
Call 305-216-5362
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
STONE CRAB
CERTIFICATES
For Sale, $5.00 each
239-825-5622
STONE CRAB CERTS
for sale 1400 B certs, $5
each, 800 plastic traps,
$11 each
call 786-402-3362
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44' 1985 Atlantic, aft cabin, MAKE AN OFFER! $129,500
19' 2006 Scout, 150 Yamalia, low hours $29,000
24-6' 2002 Shamrock WA, 104 brs $39,500
25' 2001 Blue Water CC, twin 2007 150hp Verado $47,500)
26' 2007 Albin CC IB Yanmar 315hp, Blow out sale $119,000
26' 2007 Albin CC 1B Volvo 370hp, Blow out sale $139,000
27' 1984 Pursuit Tiara express, upgraded twin gas $18,500
28' 1999 Carolina Classic Express, twin Volvo $92,500
28' 2006 Buddy Davis, T-250hp Verado, loaded $135,000
28' 2008 Buddy Davis, T-250hp Verado, New Boats Call
28' 2007 Albin Newport Cabin, AC, Yanmar, new $169,000
30' 2001 Island Hopper, Cat 3208, upper station $85,000
31' 1997 Stamas Express, Tin '02 F225 Yamaha's $74,200
32' 1988 Blackin, T-375 Cat's, loaded, excellent $99,500
32' 1976 Downeaster-sail, '02 Perkins, upgrades $29,900
34' 2003 Ocean Master, Olus Evinnrude E-tech, loaded $210,000
34' 2008 Buddy Davis, T-275hp Verado, New Boats ,;,i 11111
46' 1983/03 Post, repower 03', Raymarine $159,000
46' 2002 Crowther Cat-Sail, Yamnar's, Custom $379,0()0
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
1090 Overseas Hwy., Marathon (at 7 Mile Bridge Marina)
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TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Cadillac-CTS-2005
29K miles, very clean;
pearl. Kelly Blue Book,
$23K, will let go for
$18,750,743-0771
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
2000 MITSUBISHI
Montero Sport, 85K
miles, all new belts and
tune-up, asking $6,500
OBO 305-289-7355
2006 Chevrolet HHR
3000 miles. Excellent
condition. $14,500
Call 305-289-9817
02 JAGUAR, X-TYPE
Sedan, 3.0 liter, V-6
48K mi, green/leather
Exc. Cond. Loaded, Must
see. $17K OBO, Call
305-743-2378
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Club Car Golf Carts
Cudjoe Key. Free delivery
within 60 miles. Starting
from $1,700. Call Jeff
609-517-7101
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's, MM 100,451-4555
2003 28' Jayco Trailer,
13' slide out, 17' awning,
sleeps 6, queen bed,
used 3 winters.
Exc. Cond. $12,500.
610-764-4702.
Big Pine Key
'03 Coachman 29 ft
Travel Trailer, Catalina
LE. $8500. Call days
743-5333, weekends &
eves 743-6767
33' Hurricane 2005,
excellent cond. 18k
miles. $65,500 obo.
451-4555
1390
Miscellaneous

FOR SALE! EASY GO
Golf Cart with charger.
Runs great. $1800.
305-453-4083.


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1350
Automobiles
02 Oldsmobile Alero
. 27,000 orig miles. Like
newcondition. Literally
driven by little old lady.
$10,900.289-9884
05 MINI COOPER
CONV. 35K mi, leather,
tow pack, new tires, 30-
40 mpg! $19,000 OBO
970-690-4475
07 Corvette Z06 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. $65K
obo. Ext. Warr. MUST
SELL 517-525-4444
87 Lincoln Town Car
1 owner, 68K miles.
Runs great. $800.
305-743-4117

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1370 Trucks-
SUVs Vans
'00 Dodge conversion
van. Low top, dual A/C,
loaded. $8950 obtr.
451-4555
2003,1500 SILVERADO,
Ex Cab 4.3L V6.
Excel Cond, 58K mi.
$12,500.745-1844
94 GMC 1 TON, utility
box, excellent running
cond. $3500 obo.
90 Dodge Pickul
Convertible, runs great.
$1000.
95 Ford Ranger, runs
excellent. $750 obo.
305-896-0849
'95 FORD 150 P/U. 53k
miles, straight 6, 3 speed
auto w/ overdrive, cold
a/c, new tires. Excellent
condition throughout.
$3750. 305-849-0011.
99 FORD E150 work van
with cage, A/C, V6, auto.
32,000 mi. Excellent
cond. $5,900. 747-4393


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