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Place of Publication: Marathon, Fla
Publication Date: April 16, 2008
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By ALYSON CREAN
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The 27th annual Se\en
Mile Bridge Run take- place
Saturday so if you have
travel plans, plan ahead
because the span closes
from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Ne%%
this year- Denise Panko%%
has handed the oruanization-
al reins to Ginger Sa\er and
Bobbie Ba\ les. See storN.
Page 26.


Money race
Of all declared
didates up foi elec
No% ember, sheriff
Bob Pern am far oi
tances others in fu
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Hurricane 'C
The initial 2008
cane-season foreci
What do the e\per
for the six-month
that starts June 1'.
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tion in
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ndraising


The Monroe County
Conmmi-'ssion balked at the idea
of imposing a $3l11 annual fee
for counts fire stations and
equipment. No% staff has come
back \\nh a scaled-do n pro-
posal it hopes will provide


Critical


access


sought

Fishermen's CEO
says federal aid
program needed
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


'age 8 Fishermen's Hospital Chief
Executive Officer Kim Bassett
.8 says a critical-access designa-
8 hurri- tion would mean better compen-
ast is out. station for physicians and staff
ts expect .who work at the Marathon med-
season ical center.
See store. But efforts to pursue that goal
since 2005 have appeared
stalled by a tumultuous relation-
ship between the Fishermen's
Hospital Association, the non-
profit community group that
0 o owns the hospital, and its opera-
... 34 tor, Health Management
.18 Associates.
....... 31 The association is reportedly
...... 231 in negotiations with Baptist
....21 Health South Florida to take
... 17 over Fishermen's operations
.... : .6 from HMA, whose contract
....... 26 expires in 2011. Baptist operates
Mariners Hospital in Tavernier
along with major hospitals in
Miami-Dade County.
Efforts to bring in an expert
II


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PUBLISHING w


The original proposed $311 fee
is now recommended at $34 a year


much-needed service to the
county without hurting resi-
dents' pocketbooks.
The commission convenes
today at 9 a.m. at the Harvey


Government Center in Key
West. At 5 p.m., it will convene
the first of two public hearings
to get comment on imposing the
fire assessment for businesses
and residents in unincorporated
Monroe.


OM I 25 CENTS


If approved, the fee would
add $34 to residential tax bills.
Businesses would pay any-
where from 4 cents per square
foot to 8 cents per square foot
depending on the type of busi-
ness.
"The number $34 was pro-
posed for two reasons," said
See FIRE TAX/ 3


OFF YOU GO:
Members of
Coast Guard
Sector Key West
along with staff
from the Turtle
Hospital in
Marathon
release this
monster turtle
350 pounds
--earlier this
month. Known
as Brandy, it
was found in
.. ,,,.... July 2007
entangled in
trap lines and
,. spent the
time since
rehabbing at
the Turtle
Hospital.

. ."...Photo courtesy
S U.S. COAST GUARD



Bed tax passes panel


It now moves
on to the full
state House
By ALYSON CREAN
and KYLE TEAL
acrean@keynoter.com


The question of why Key
West's mayor is in Tallahassee
pushing through a county tax


may be moot now that the House
Policy and Budget Council has
unanimously approved a bill that
would allow Monroe County to
charge another penny of bed tax.
But that won't stop County
Commissioner George Neugent
from asking the, question at
today's commission meeting.
Key West Mayor Morgan
McPherson said he's pleased lan-


guage added to House Bill 699 -
an affordable-housing bill -
remained intact Monday as it
passed the last hurdle before the
entire House votes on it.
"It's looking good,"
McPherson said. "In order for
[state lawmakers] to vote against
it, they would have to vote
against the entire bill."
"It's a very good bill," state

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Forecast: 15 named storms


Of those, eight
could become
hurricanes
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Before the hurricane season
comes hurricane-forecast season,
now under way.
"Current oceanic and atmos-
pheric trends indicate that we will
likely have an active Atlantic
basin hurricane season,"
Colorado State University
William Gray said in a statement
accompanying his newly released
25th annual season forecast.
But 2008 likely will not see a
return to the hectic 2005 storm
season, when full or partial evac-
uations were ordered for Monroe
County three times.
CSU lead forecaster Phil
Klotzbach said, "We are calling
for a very active hurricane season
but not as active as the 2004 and
2005 seasons."
In the six-month hurricane


season that opens June 1, the
Colorado State team forecasts 15
named storms in the Atlantic
basin, with eight becoming hurri-
canes.
Four of those may become
major of at least Category 3 (111
mph winds).
Gray's team established a
solid track record in the 1980s
and 1990s, but have been less
accurate more recently as unex-
pected atmospheric changes
affected storm formation.
"Everyone should realize that
it is impossible to precisely pre-
dict this season's hurricane activ-
ity in April," the new CSU state-
ment notes. .
The initial forecast would
seem to suggest a similarity to the
final results from the 2007 sea-
son: 14 named storms, six hurri-
canes, two major hurricanes.
But while the Keys did not
have any close calls last year, it
was still an active year in the
Atlantic. For the first time ever,
two Category 5 storms made
landfall (both in Central


America). Eight storms formed in
the peak month of September.
At the offices of Monroe
County Emergency Manage-
ment, pre-season preparations are
not affected by long-range fore-
casts, said Director Irene Toner.
"We're checking to make sure
everything in the shelters is func-
tional, and checking our comput-
ers and phone center," Toner said.
"In the Keys, everybody
should be ready no matter how
many storms are out there," she
said. "Stay prepared. Then if
nothing happens, change the bat-
teries and think how lucky we
were."
An average season counts 9.6
named storms, 5.9 hurricanes and
2.3 intense hurricanes per year.
But that includes a long period of
relatively low activity.
Currently, the planet is a cycle
of more active seasons. Factors
include high sea-surface tempera-
ture-, and expectations for weak
weather patterns that could ham-
per storm formation.
The National Weather Service
will issue its season forecast in
May.


Tax passes House committee


BED TAX/ From 1

Rep. Ron Saunders said, "though
the Senate bill has no similar lan-
g- age" earmarking bed taxes for
affordable housing.
Neugent has, been critical of
McPherson lobbying to impose
an additional penny bed tax in the
county. He said such a tax on
lodgings should be established
and overseen by the county's
Tourist Development Council
and the County Commission,
Neugent said.
Tuesday, a last-minute item
was added to the County
Commission's agenda to discuss
the tax. The commission con-
venes at 9 a.m. today at the
Harvey Government Center in
Key West.
McPherson,tried last year to
impose a similar tax and was rep-
rimanded by the TDC. This year,
he said he learned his lesson and
got the blessing of the city before
again lobbying for an additional
penny bed tax.
"There's been no sneaking
around," McPherson said. "This
is something that's been transpar-


ent for months; public input
could've been taken at any time.
For me to ask [the lodging indus-
try] for permission, that doesn't
make any sense."
But the lodging industry says
its been left out of the equation
and that the proposal unfairly
impacts an industry that is
already reeling from economic
downturns.
"There is no one in the lodg-
ing industry that does not
acknowledge that we have an
issue with affordable housing,"
said Jodi Weinhofer, president of
the Lodging Association of the
Florida Keys and Key West. "But
there is already an entire penny
tax that can be used for afford-
able housing."
"We don't think that in light of
the questionable economic condi-
tions, it's a good thing to raise
taxes," Key West Innkeepers
Association President Ian
Whitney said. "Our hope is [the
County Commission] will listen
to the industry and consider the
long-term impacts of this deci-
sion."
Some opponents worry
Monroe County could set a dan-


gerous precedent.
Key West's housing consult-
ant, Jeffrey Sharkey, said
Tuesday from Tallahassee that
.hotel owners all over Florida are
voicing their concerns to law-
makers, saying the bill's lan-
guage would set a bad precedent.
But the proposal would only
expand the use of the fifth penny
for areas of critical state concern,
of which Monroe is one.
McPherson counters the argu-
ment on economic impact, point-
ing out Miami-Dade County's
success in putting heads in beds
when its tax on hotel rooms totals
13 percent.
Miami-Dade charges a 6 per-
cent bed tax, and other local and
state taxes have brought the total
to 13 percent "for years now,"
said Bill Anderson of that coun-
ty's Convention and Visitors
Bureau.
If the House bill passes and
differences with the Senate ver-
sion are resolved, it will take four
county commissioners to approve
the new tax. Adding a penny
would push Monroe County's
total bed tax to 12 percent,
McPherson said.


Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus,
both fecal-based bacte-
ria. The following beaches
have health advisories or
warnings against swim-
ming:
South Beach, Key


West.

West.


Higgs Beach, Key


Due to incorrect infor-
mation provided, Keys
Sunday contained incor-
rect information about a
Florida Masons Child
Identification Program
event. It's from 2 to 4 p.m.
April 27 at the Key Largo
Park, mile marker 100, as
part of Healthy Kids Day.


Key West reporter
Kyle Teal with noted
marine-life artist Guy
Harvey, in town for the
World Sailfish Tournament.

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Gas-tax hearing

takes place today


Officials say
it would help
finance roads
Keynoter Staff
The Monroe County
Commission will hold a public
hearing today to consider
adding another penny to the
local gas tax.
The commission meets at
the Harvey Government Center
in Key West. The so-called
ninth-cent fuel tax is scheduled
for a 3 p.m. hearing.
The first 8 cents of the tax is
already collected on mostly
diesel fuel; the extra penny
would apply to all types of
fuel.
County officials say the tax
would raise more than half a


million dollars a year to main-
tain county roads and bridges.
County Engineer David
Koppel said there are 28
bridges and nearly 400 miles of
secondary roads in need of
funding.
Last month, the commission
approved today's public hear-
ing but shot down another pro-
posed gas tax that would have
added another 5 cents to the
cost of a gallon of gas.
Koppel said drivers would
hardly notice the extra penny
tax, especially considering the
48-cents-per-gallon for gaso-
line.that already goes to taxes.
According to Koppel, 18.4
cents is collected in federal
taxes, 23.7 in state taxes and
another 6 cents is collected by
the county.


Proposed fee reduced


FIRE TAX / From 1
Cynthia Hall, an attorney with
the County Attorney's Office.
"The first was it would raise
enough to subsidize four addi-
tional Fire Rescue positions in
the county, plus one additional
tanker truck." -
The truck would be sta-
tioned on Sugarloaf Key.
The $34 would also raise
enough to provide a match for
a potential grant, Hall said,
though she added that such a
grant. is a long way from
becoming reality.
The county has applied for
the $5.5 million grant from the
Department of Homeland
Security. Setting up a new fee
could provide the necessary
match if the grant is realized.
The concept of a- flat fee to
raise money for the county's
fire department was first float-
ed in March when consultant
Government Services Group
presented the idea. Then-Fire
Chief Wayne Hinnant recom-
mended the commission
impose a fee of $311 per
household to raise $6 million
a year for all fire expenses,
from maintenance of existing
equipment to construction of


new buildings.
Jackie Harder, president of
the Key Largo Chamber of
Commerce, sent a message to
business members Tuesday
warning them to take a look at
the proposal.
"It seems inherently unfair
for all residential property -
regardless of home size to
be lumped into one category
while businesses will be
assessed based on their square
footage," Harder.wrote.
In addition, Harder claims
the fee would overlap existing
fire taxing districts. However,
Hall said that's not the case.
An appendix to the ordinance,
posted on the county's Web
site, shows a number of areas
that would be exempt from the
fee if it is adopted.
Residents of Key West,
Marathon, Key ILargo,
Islamorada, Key Colony
Beach and mainland Monroe
would be free from the pro-
posed fee.
If implemented, the County
Commission would be
required to set the amount of
the assessment every year,
Hall said.
A second public hearing
will be held June 18 at the
Marathon Government Center.


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Gator Air slows down temporarily


Airline chief
says problems
need addressing
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Gator Air President Dave
Brown says Marathon residents
can rest assured they're not
being spurned by yet another
commercial airline.
The Florida Keys Marathon
Airport carrier had customers
worried when it stopped taking
reservations this week and also
chose to put its Web site "under


construction" at the same time.
"We had some major issues
with aircraft suppliers being on
time, so consequently we needed
to make major changes," Brown
said. "We needed to pull back so
we would have a better service."
Brown said some customers
were having problems missing
connecting flights at Fort
Lauderdale/Holly wood
International Airport, mainly due
to large demand in Marathon. He
said he chose to address the
problem this week because it's a
slow one.
"Marathon is a small commu-


nity, but I'm amazed at how
many people [use the service].
. We're just overwhelmed with
what happened," Brown said.
"On-time performance was No.
1, so we went to the aircraft peo-
ple and said, 'What are we going
to do about this?' If they're mak-
ing a connection, they want to be
on time."
- Brown added he feels it's an
appropriate time to do work to
the Web site, which he said
would be up again today.
Gator Air began twice-daily
,flights to both Marathon and
Key West International Airport
March 7 and service was report-
edly running smoothly.
Anita Gassner, manager of
the Sandpiper Motel in
Marathon, said she thought
another carrier had come and
gone when she couldn't reach
Gator Air's reservation line or
log on to its Web site this week.
She said she was relieved it
would still be flying to the Keys.
"I'm excited because I try and
get out of here every once in
awhile. Being a person that runs
a business down here, you have
to escape when you can,"


Gassner said, noting the "reason-
able" $59 fare. Flights from Key
West cost $99.
Brown said he will announce
a slightly modified schedule
beginning Monday in the hopes
of streamlining the service.


"We're just revamping our
scheduling and our on-time per-
formance. We have to reorganize
to make sure everyone has the
same goal and that is to be on
time," he said.


Patient count down


HOSPITAL / From 1

from Florida's Rural Health
Office to address critical access
.with the trustees met with little
interest, according to Bassett.
Critical access is described as
"an alternative for small, rural.
hospitals that creates the poten-
tial for enhanced reimbursement
from Medicare," according to
the Tennessee Hospital
Association.
Bassett says critical access,
made possible in 1997 by the
Medicare Rural Hospital
Flexibility Program, would
cover 101 percent of a hospital's
costs for Medicare patients. She
said 25 percent of Fishermen's
patients are covered under
Medicare.
"There's no downside to crit-
ical' access status; there's many
upsides," Bassett said. "And the
frustrating part to me is the fund-
ing is there for work that we're
already doing. We don't have to
do anything different. I just get
paid a little more. for the work
we're already doing, which is
important in the Keys with all
our other issues."
Bassett said the hospital is in
compliance with criteria to
receive the federal designation,
the most drastic of which would
mean reducing the hospital's in-
patient capacity from 58 beds to
25 beds.
"My lease requires me to
have a 58-bed acute care hospi-
tal, that's why I need [the associ-
ation's] permission. We haven't
had 25 in-patients in years," she
said, noting the prevalence of
outpatient procedures.
Bassett came to Fishermen's
in 2005 and said critical access
was "one of the first -things I
started looking at" and that she
"repeatedly" approached the
association about the designa-
tion.
"I don't think they're with-
holding critical access to punish
anybody at a local level. It has a


lot to do with those old grudges
and old issues," Bassett said.
Association Chairman Mary
Schindler is reluctant to discuss
hospital business during negoti-
ations with Baptist, but said the
relationship between the associ-
ation and HMA "has nothing to
do with" critical access.
"Our relationship is not the
issue here. Health care in this
community is vital and ... there's
a lot of people involved and they
want to do the right thing,"
Schindler said.
Bassett said the association
denied a request she made to
have Bob Pannell from the state
Rural Health Office visit and
discuss critical access.
Pannell "offered to come
down and meet with the board
and explain why we're the per-
fect hospital for this. They've
denied allowing him to come,"
she said.
"I didn't get a response from
the] association," Pannel said. "I
notified Kim I was available and
... she indicated she was having
a problem getting [them] to con-
sider the idea."
Pannell confirmed 11 hospi-
tals in Florida and 1,300 nation-
wide operate as critical-access
facilities. None of those are
HMA-managed, he said.
Marathon resident Sherry
Popham is a former association
member. She said she feels
HMA's for-profit operation is
not the right one for the Keys.
"HMA exists to provide a
profit to their stockholders. I
believe that's at the heart of. the
issue. HMA's effort to keep
managed care out of the Keys
didn't do us any favors,"
Popham, a former HMA
employee, said.
Managed care helps insurers
reduce their expenses, Popham
said, which they do by negotiat-
ing with providers for reduced
rates.
"Reducing their rates is con-
trary to how they do business,"
she said.


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Wednesday, April 16,2008 5


Flamingo rebuild plans to be phased in


Public comment
is accepted for
the next month
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Everglades National Park
officials say they have a plan to
rebuild popular facilities at
Flamingo but may lack the
money.
"The federal government is
not going to write a $25 million
check" to replace motel rooms
and other visitor amenities at
Flamingo, said Fred Herling,
senior park planner.
"We're looking at ways to
phase in various elements of the
plan as funding becomes avail-
able," Herling said. "A lot of it
will be subject to the funding."
The park released its pre-
ferred Flamingo plan this week.
If comments received in the
next 30 days do not raise signif-
icant issues, the plan will be
sent to the National Park
Service for final approval.
Herling said the plan com-
bines elements from two draft
alternatives: Alternative B,


which proposed to replace
everything in operation before
Hurricanes Wilma and Katrina
in 2005; and Alternative C, a
more environmentally friendly
rebuilding on a smaller foot-
print of land.
"Peopl3e liked parts of both
[plans] B and C," Herling said.
"At the bottom line, people felt
there is a big void because there
are no accommodations or food
service now."
"People generally want to
see something rebuilt there,
sooner rather than later," he
said. "There were some subtle
differences on how to do it."
The park may pursue some
public-private partnerships in
the Flamingo rebuilding, he
said.
Flamingo, southernmost
point of the mainland
Everglades National Park, pro-
vides respite and shelter for
many Keys guides who cross
Florida Bay to fish the flats in
the area. Many South Florida
boaters trailer their vessels to
launch from the Flamingo ramp.
A Flamingo lodge and
restaurant destroyed by hurri-
cane storm surge have not been


rebuilt. Some other heavily
damaged facilities, principally a
marina with docks and fuel, a
few campsites and a small con-
venience store have reopened.
One back-to-nature proposal
floated by park staff suggested
no food service and no accom-
modations beyond campsites
that lack electricity.
Visitors want more than that,
Keys fishing guides said at a,
December hearing in Key
Largo.
"At the bare minimum, they
need to have some type of cot-
tages and a restaurant," guide
George Clark Jr. said after the
-hearing.
The National Parks
Conservation Association sub-
mitted detailed plans for its
vision of the new Flamingo. Jill
Horwitz, senior program coor-
dinator, said they hope the new
plan will protect the Everglades
environment while "providing
economic stability to Flamingo
and a diverse range of outdoor
experiences for visitors."
"We're confident the park
will come up with something
ambitious," Horwitz said.
Features of the plan
announced Tuesday include:
"The mix of accommoda-


Dion's goes to ethanol


Fuel switch
is a mandate
by the feds
Keynoter Staff


Mobil gas stations throughout
the Keys will sell only ethanol-
blend gasoline by the end of the
week, Dion Oil Chief Executive
Officer Sue Banks says.
The switch is mandated by
two federal laws that require an
increase in the use of renewable
fuel, according to a prepared
statement from Banks. A
requirement of 9 billion gallons
by the end of 2008 means that all
stations will see the ethanol
blends.
Such a switch can be costly to
distribution companies and sta-
tion owners. Banks said prices
for the fuels would not drop but
that she doesn't know if the
ethanol component will add cost
to consumer prices. ,


In the meantime, consumers
should be doubly sure their older
boats can accept the new gaso-
line.
Banks said the fuel has been
used successfully across the
county for automobiles but that
the boat market is less well test-
ed. The Key West Bight
Management District Board has
similar concerns about its switch
to diesel fuel blended with bio-


fuels.
Ethanol, a grain alcohol, will
comprise 10 percent of the fuel
blend pumped at Mobil.
Stations affected include
Dion's stations at 1415 Overseas
Highway, Marathon; 24996
Overseas Highway, Summerland
Key; 4908 Overseas Highway,
Big Coppitt; 3228 Flagler Ave.,
Key West; 81644 Overseas
Highway, Islamorada; and the
Mobile near mile marker 30 on
Big Pine.:


tions reflects ... a more eco-
friendly destination (a single,
elevated lodge; elevated cot-
tages; houseboats; eco-tents;
RV campground with electric
hookups; backcountry chickees
in Florida Bay). The numbers
and sizes of these facilities
would reflect what is necessary
for profitability by a conces-
sioner."
"With redevelopment
focused on a reduced building
footprint, approximately 50
acres no longer needed for facil-
ities would be restored to their
natural conditions."
New trails and pathways,
an "environmentally friendly


swimming pool," and a trans-
portation shuttle system intend-
ed to reduce use of private vehi-
cles.
A link to the park-planning
site can be found on the park's
homepage, www.nps.gov/ever.

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Guns at work? On this,

lawmakers dead wrong

The headline moving on news wires Tuesday was a stunner:
"Students want chance to defend themselves."
The dateline was Cincinnati, Ohio, where a 23-year-old soph-
omore at the University of Cincinnati is leading a drive to allow
students who have concealed-weapons permits to bring guns
on campus.
As reported by the Associated Press and CNN, a movement
triggered by- the Virginia Tech shootings last year gained
momentum after the rampage at North Illinois University left
six dead.
At least nine states are considering legislation that would
allow guns on campus. Utah is the only state that currently per-
mits guns at universities, according to CNN.
Here in Florida, our own legislative masterminds approved
legislation last week that will allow gun owners with con-
cealed-weapons permits to bring firearms to work as long as
they keep their weapons in their locked vehicles.
The legislation was drafted by the National Rifle Association,
which has targeted Florida and other states to attack gun own-
ership restrictions.
.What worries most outside the NRA faithful is this belief that
carrying a gun somehow makes society safer.
Michael Flitcraft, the Cincinnati sophomore who founded
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, told CNN his
motive was simple: "Would you rather just sit there and cower
underneath a desk when someone executes you or would you
rather have a chance to defend your life? That's what it really
boils down to."
We're convinced the debate about gun laws will continue,
although recent trends do not bode well.
Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen weighed in on.the
matter in his Sunday column,-noting that "last week, the
Legislature approved the Preservation & Protection of the
Right to Keep & Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act, otherwise
known as the Disgruntled Workers' Speedy Revenge &
Retaliation Law."
As Hiaasen pointed out, the bill that passed in Florida was
considered watered down by gun lobbyists because it's restrict-
ed to those with a concealed-weapons permit.
However, more than 490,000 Florida residents have such per-
mits. And somehow that doesn't make us feel any safer.
Business groups and others who lobbied against the guns-at-
work law for the past three years argued it impinges on private
property rights and employers' ability to enforce employment
rules.
But they lost that debate. Now we can only wait to see how
inany lose their lives as a result of this wrong-headed law.

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Now's the time for input on growth


EDITOR:
A recent legal decision that granted the
Southernmost House a number of transient
licenses to operate a guesthouse struck down
Key West's rate-of-growth ordinance as non-
existent. As a result, the city now has a
moratorium on new building projects, with
the exception- of affordable housing struc-
tures.
The moratorium was instituted for six
months to allow the city to renew ROGO,
which is supposed to guide and limit devel-
opment to an eventual build-out that is sus-
tainable. This process is also a good time for
the city to clear up other problems associated
with growth management, such as who owns
unused transient licenses, how many ROGO
building units and transient licenses now
exist and whether these licenses constitute


new construction or reconstruction when
they are finally used.
Last Stand's board of directors recently
voted to attend and participate in the public
hearings and workshops the city plans to
hold to discuss these ideas.
As of April 5, no date had been set fornhe
public sessions. Last Stand encourages Key
West residents who are concerned about
future development to watch for these meet-
ings and, if possible, attend them and give
your opinion.
As an alternative, feel free to phone the
Last Stand office at 296-3335 or e-mail us at
admin@last-stand.org so we can document
your concerns about the future of our city.
Albert Sullivan
President, Last Stand
Key West


Enforce the leash law before tragedy strikes


EDITOR:
This is a hard letter to write for many rea-
sons.
On a recent morning, we saw two loose
dogs kill our neighbor's cat on 110th Street
ocean in Marathon. For 10 heart-stopping
seconds we thought it was our cat. Thank
God for Philip March from Stand up for
Animals, who showed up within minutes of
our frantic call and took Salty to the
Marathon Veterinary Hospital.
The dogs, one part wolf and the other a
husky mix, were later found on 109th Street,
secured and taken to Stand up for Animals
by March, Linda Gottwald and neighbors.
They'll be in quarantine for 10 days and the
owners have received a citation.
Salty the cat hung in there for a few hours
at the vets, but died the next day.
These are the same dogs that ran loose in
my yard a week ago. I met their owners as
they walked down 110th Street looking for

Flood insurance an
unnecessary mandate
EDITOR:
A federal appeals court has upheld a rul-
ing that the Federal Emergency Management
Agency cannot issue flood insurance for new
construction for property in a suitable habi-
tat for Key deer involving several hundred.
acres.
I wish the government would cancel all
flood insurance in the Keys. It would save
us millions of dollars on unneeded insurance
that is crammed down our throats to get a
mortgage. If they really want to save the
Key deer, they should cancel everyone's car
insurance that lives in the Keys. At least that
would actually do something. Trampling on
property owners rights should not be con-
doned by our lawmakers.
Doug Johnson
Key Largo


them. The owners are new tenants who have
made a conscientious effort to escape-proof
their 6-foot fenced-in yard, but admitted the
dogs are escape artists. They are sincerely
upset about.what happened. We believe.
them, but my neighbor also is heartbroken
and buried Salty in the rain. And I don't
want these dogs running around my neigh-
borhood killing household pets.
We have also become aware of other
dogs, including a Rotweiller mix, running.
free in the neighborhood. Monroe County
Sheriff's Office Deputy Ken Fricke told us
regretfully that the leash law generally isn't
enforced unless it "becomes an issue" and it
wouldn't be a police matter until a human
being is injured.
There is a preschool on 109th Street
directly across from the house where these
dogs reside; there are small children and eld-
erly folks walking their own dogs up and
down both streets on a daily basis.
Anyone for enforcing the leash law before
someone has to get hurt?
Tory Brown
Marathon



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Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Annual ball again a success


EDITOR:
On behalf of the Florida Keys
Children's Shelter I would like to
thank everyone in the community for
supporting the 2008 Black & White
Ball. The event was a huge success,
raising just over $65,000 after expens-
es.
This year's theme, "Hollywood
Dreams," created the perfect setting
for an evening of great food, music
and dancing. We would like to thank
ball committee members Lyndsey
McGlasson, Holly Stewart, David
DeHass, Stacie Krupa, Nicole
Lindholm, Coleen McManus, Pauline
Russell, Amanda Stieglitz and Claudia
Stober.
We would also like to thank our
fabulous director, Skip Bradeen, for a
job well done as our emcee and also a
great dance routine with Virginia
LeNoir. A special thank you to pho-


tographer Donna Dietrich and Pierre's
for the perfect setting.
We want to thank our 2008 queen,
Stacie Krupa, and king, Tom Smith.
We also want to thank the entire royal
court: Christi Allen, Michelle Young,
Mike Anzalone and Travis Bennett.
Months of fundraising created some
very memorable events. We appreci-
ate all of the hard work and creativity.
In addition we want to thank all of
our supporters, donors and sponsors.
This community never stops giving.
Without all of the support, the
evening would not have been a suc-
cess.
We hope to see everyone next year.
Kathy Tuell
Chief executive officer
Florida Keys
Children's Shelter
Tavernier


Middle Keys doctors rank with the best


EDITOR:
Arguably, Marathon is a small
middle-class city with pockets of rich
and poor at each end of the economic
spectrum. Yet as we celebrated
National Doctor's Day March 30, we
should be thankful for the breadth
and depth of the medical care avail-
able to us that is reflective of a larger
city.
Like many of us, we moved here
from a large city that had fine hospi-
tals and a phonebook full of doctors.
With the exception of some cutting-
edge (pardon the pun) life-threatening
conditions and procedures, we
wouldn't trade the care get here in'
Marathon for any big city we've
lived in. The difference is in the doc-
tors.
For the most part, our doctors like
where they live. I've seen Dr. Steven
Smith, Dr. Ronald Samess and others
out fishing. Dr. Robert Loeffler is an
avid boater. The doctors in this town
tend to know their patients and their
families as more than a number. Most
of them made a choice to live and
work here.
have had the good fortune to
visit the emergency room when Dr.
Lawrence Goldshlager was on call.
Never have I been treated more com-
passionately and professionally. I had
torn my hand on a boatlift and need-
ed stitches. The doctor, however,
picked up on a secondary injury that
was much more serious and immedi-
ately went to work on it. My wife,
who was a nurse, was amazed at his
perception and focus in treating me.
On another occasion we had to take
our toddler grandson in the middle of
the night and Dr. Cynthia Johnston
was terrific.


There seems to be more of an "old
school" practice of medicine. Some
examples of what I mean are as fol-
lows: Dr. Smith is a treasure to
Marathon. He can do it all and talks
to his patients straight. Dr. Samess is
about as close to Marcus Welby as
real life will allow. He is a family
practitioner who truly cares about
your family. Again I've never met a
more caring doctor.
Sure, time is money but you never
get the bum's rush. In fact, without
naming names, I've actually had sev-
eral house calls made when I was in
bad shape. The fact that they are here
makes living in Marathon all the more
acceptable especially as many of us
retire and require more assistance.
Thanks are due on National
Doctor's Day and year round for the
peace of mind our medical profes-
sionals provide us when something
inside us goes bump in the night.
Bob Guerin
Marathon -


Vote carefully
EDITOR:
Fidel Castro promised the people
of Cuba change and they sure got it.
Obama and Clinton are promising
change. What kind of change? Taxes
to take from those who have and
handouts to those who have not. Karl
Marx would be proud.
In November, we must remember
to elect not only the president of our
choice but to also elect members of
Congress whose views most closely
match our own.
Harry Becker
Big Pine Key


The Keys can learn

much from New Orleans


Two months before Hurricane ,
Wilma's storm surge swamped these
islands in October 2005, New Orleans
was put under water by Katrina. But of
course, there was no comparison;
Wilma provided a relative puddle com-
pared to what Katrina did to the Big
Easy.
Paul Trotter saw it all and knew it
was coming. That's his job, since he
was then and remains the meteorolo-
gist in charge of the National Weather
Service's New Orleans office, our ver-
sion of Matt Strahan in Key West.
If you think what you saw on televi-
sion streaming from New
Orleans was scary, you did-
n't get the big picture. The
images -were powerful, yes,
but you and I weren't there
to physically witness it.
Trotter was, and he's com-
ing to the Keys next month
to tell us how his staff
watched that monster for
days as it approached, what
was going on as Katrina got
closer and then swamped the
city, and the toll it took both Larry
in the immediate aftermath Keynol
and continuing today. He'll
talk about the professional
and the personal.
He's among experts, both from out-
side the Keys and local, who will par-
ticipate in- a May 28 hurricane aware-
ness conference staged by the Keynoter
and the Weather Service's Key West
office. It's the fourth consecutive year
we've partnered on such a program,
with support from Monroe County, to
get the word out about the one thing
that most threatens the Keys.
Also participating is Craig Fugate.
This is the second time since 2006
Florida's director of emergency man-
agement is making the long trip south
from Tallahassee to take part in a com-
munity storm program because he feels
so strongly that Keys residents, need
the message pounded into them that
even just one storm can ruin a commu-
nity for the long-term.
Witness Katrina. Or Andrew the
first named storm of 1992 but the one
that laid waste to south Miami-Dade
and is considered among the worst nat-
ural disasters in our nation's history.
The expert prognosticators at
Colorado State University say the fore-


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cast for this year's six-month hurricane
season, which starts June 1, is 15
named storms in the Atlantic basin.
Eight could become hurricanes and of
those, four could be major sustained
winds of 111 mph or greater.
That might not mean much to people
since hurricanes are predicted every
year and we've been relatively storm
free since the 2004-05 seasons, when
an astounding eight cut through these
islands. We've all, seen the bumper
stickers that cropped up after:
"Another weekend, another hurricane."
But the odds say that each year that
goes by without a major hit,
we're a year closer to exact-
ly that. You can factor glob-
al warming in there as one
reason.
Last year, 14 named
storms formed in the
Atlantic. Dean and Felix
passed through the
Caribbean far below the
Keys in August and
September. But both
reached Category 5 status
Kahn with winds estimated at
er Editor more than 165 mph -- and
the Caribbean is not that far
from us.
Dean ultimately slammed Mexico.
Felix killed more than 100 in
Nicaragua and Honduras.
This is why we hold these awareness
programs those areas could have
been us. We need to know how to pre-
pare; what to expect before, during and
after; when to evacuate. Because as
Strahan, a hurricane expert, will tell
you, no current Keys residents have
experienced a truly horrific hurricane
unless you happened to be in the Upper
Keys on Labor Day 1935.
The May 28 program runs from 7 to
9:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government
Center arid will be broadcast live on
Comcast Cable Channel 76, Monroe
County's channel. The format is mod-
erated panels filled with experts, with
keynote words at the beginning by
National Hurricane Center Director
Bill Read.
It's not meant to scare anyone. It's
meant to-educate because when it
comes to hurricanes, we might think
we know everything but we've never
been through a Katrina like Trotter.


Kavnoter


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8 Wednesday, April 16,2008


Keys News


Candidate Peryam leads in fundraising


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


Candidates are off and run-
ning for the 2008 election, and if
finances are any indicator, a few
are way out in front.
Monroe County sheriff hope-
ful Bob Peryam has collected the
largest local war chest, reporting
nearly $43,000 in contributions
on his first campaign treasurer's
report, a quarterly filing required
of all candidates.
Peryam, a.Democrat, is run-
hing against three others to fill
the shoes of retiring Sheriff Rick
Roth, and 32 individuals and
businesses from all over the Keys
have contributed to his campaign.
Republican Phil Mandina has
loaned his campaign $10,000 but


is:
he has no contributors yet. Sandra
Downs, no party affiliation, has
raised $100 from two contribu-
tors and Bob Horan, no party
affiliation, filed waivers claiming
no contributions.
Incumbent state Rep. Ron
Saunders has the second largest
treasury early in the race with
$35,000 in 'contributions he's
been gathering since January
2007, just after he was elected.
Though a candidate is allowed to
roll over unused funds for future
elections, Saunders' money is
made up of new contributions col-
lected since he was elected. He
has no announced challengers.
"A candidate can start collect-
ing'money as soon as they file a


designated treasurer," said Joyce
Griffin, assistant supervisor of
elections, just as long as they file
quarterly reports.
The reports covering the peri-
od between January and March
are the first real reflections the
election season is under way.
Until now, most of the early can-
didates had filed waivers because
they had not received money.
Larcenia Bullard, the Demo-
cratic incumbent state senator, has
collected the most so far in any
Keys-related race at $45,700, but
most of her district covers Miami-
Dade. She's been filing quarterly
reports and receiving contribu-
tions since 2006. -
In the County Commission
races, things are fairly quiet. In
the race for District 1, Republican


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incumbent Dixie Spehar has col-
lected $1,500. Republican chal-
lenger Kim Wigington has
$5,700 and. Democrat Bill Estes
reported $200.
Heather Carruthers and Carlos
Rojas, both Democrats, jumped
into the race, for the District 3
County Commission seat after
the March 31 reporting deadline.
Sloan Bashinsky, also in the run-
ning with no -party affiliation,
reported loaning himself $500.
Mayor Sonny McCoy is the
District 3 incumbent but has not
made public his intentions.
In the race for the District 5
seat, Republican incumbent
Sylvia Murphy has collected $300
and loaned her campaign $5,000.
Challenger Gary Bauman, also a
Republican, has collected nearly
$3,400 since he announced his
candidacy last fall. He's loaned
his campaign $500.
There are five candidate' vying


for the Group 4 judge's seat for
Monroe County Circuit Court,
looking to replace retiring Judge
Sandra Taylor. Of them, Tegan
Slaton has the biggest bankroll,
having loaned his campaign
$50,000 and collected $2,400 in
cash contributions. Manny
Madruga loaned his campaign
$10,000 and has collected
$10,300 in contributions. Mary
Vanden Brook has collected
$2,250 in contributions and Jiulio
Margalli has garnered $650 from
supporters. Richard Behr has not
yet begun to collect funding. The
race is nonpartisan.
Candidates for judge will
qualify for the ballot between
noon April 28 through noon May
2. All other candidates qualify
between June 16 and June 20.
After that, the hard fundraising
will begin in earnest.
The primary is Aug. 26 and the
general election Nov. 4.


Sewer contractor

secures staging yards


By RYAN McCARTHY
miccarthy @ keynoter.com


Motorists and pedestrians
might have noticed the large
vacant field at 47th Street in
'Marathon now looks like a
fenced yard.
City Manager Mike Puto says
Globetec Construction, the com-
pany awarded the contract to
sewer two areas of the city, has
leased the bayside space and will
likely use it for some time.
The acre-plus lot is fenced off
with a" green cloth meant to
reduce the amount of dust and
debris escaping the site. Globetec
leased the site from Brian
Schmitt of Coldwell Banker
Schmitt Real Estate and also leas-
es space on 41st Street for the
same use.
"They've done everything
they' can to keep it safe and
secure. Since we have several
years of projects, we're trying to
keep 41st Street as clean as possi-
ble," Puto said.
Puto said Globetec will look
for sites as close as possible to
where sewer construction is tak-
ing place at it continues.
"41st.Street and the property
by Home Depot will allow
[Globetec] to work at that end of


town. At each of the areas, we're
going to try and find property
zoned correctly so we can keep the
impact down," Puto said. "We're
putting the sewers in and it's a lot
of work; we're trying to do the
best we can to keep it clean."
Puto said both the lot on 41st
Street and the lot leased from
Schmitt are zoned commercial. In
September 2007, Globetec was
forced to pull equipment off lots
it had leased adjacent to the
Harbor Club on Sombrero Beach
Road.
The lots, owned by resident
Rick Servais, were zoned
improved subdivision with the
expectation that future land-use
map changes would make them
residential high density. When
neighbors complained about the
dust and noise, Globetec was
forced to abandon the site.
Puto said the neighbors had
every right to complain, but reit-
erated the city's efforts to make
the construction as easy as possi-
ble on its residents.
"We're trying to make it the
least impact on the community as
possible. We don't want these
trucks driving all over
Marathon," he said.


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It's more than
a dozen miles
off of the Keys
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A deepwater reef off the
Florida Keys could be desig-
nated as a critical fishery habi-
tat under a proposed manage-
ment plan of the South
Atlantic Fishery Management
Council.
Federal marine managers
hold an open forum May 7 in
Key Largo to discuss pending
fish rules, including the coun-
cil's long-discussed Fishery
Ecosystem Plan.
"Ecosystem management
will involve incremental steps
to better characterize the sys-
tem and understand the com-
plex relationships among
humans, harvested fish and
prey, all marine life and essen-


Keys briefs


Bail bondsman now
needs one himself

A Miami bail bondsman was
jailed in the Keys Monday,
charged with using an inmate at
the Plantation Key jail to solicit
business, the Monroe County
Sheriff's Office says.
-Deputy Becky Herrin said
Torrey Williams, 30, works for
Singh's Bail Bonds in Miami. In
January, Detective Greg
LaRochelle received informa-
tionfrom a corrections officer
that Williams was soliciting
business using an inmate, Jovan
Ferguson, 31, in the Upper Keys
jail.
When a new inmate was
booked, Ferguson allegedly
arranged bond through
Williams. In return, Williams
agreed to pay Ferguson $150,
deputies say.
Williams, who reportedly
knew Ferguson from previously
bailing him out, was charged
with using a convicted felon as a
bail-bond agent, a'felony.
Ferguson, who was being
held for driving with a suspend-
ed license and failure to appear


in court, has since been released.

Christian files
for sewer board

Paul Christian on Tuesday
filed to run in the fall for the
Key Largo Wastewater Treat-
ment District board.
Two seats on the five-mem-
ber board are up this year, held
by incumbents Gary Bauman
and Clyde Bullock. Bauman, the
board's chairman, has already
announced his intention to run
for the District 5 seat on- the
.Monroe County Commission.
Both nonpartisan sewer-board
seats are for four-year terms.
'Christian lives in Key Largo.
He was unavailable for com-
ment late Tuesday.
Candidate qualifying for all
but the judicial seats up for elec-
tion in the fall runs from June 16
through June 20. The primary is
scheduled for Aug. 26 and the
general election is Nov. 4.
There are 50,336 registered
voters in Monroe County,
according to Monroe County
Supervisor of Elections Harry
Sawyer.


tial habitat and environmental
characteristics of the South
Atlantic Ecosystem," accord-
ing to council background
information.
Four "ecologically impor-
tant and unique deepwater
coral habitats" off the U.S.
southeast coastline have been
forwarded for consideration as
Habitat Areas of Particular
Concern.
One of them, the Pourtales
Terrace, runs parallel to the
Keys, more than a dozen miles
offshore, for about 132 miles
in waters 600 to more than
1,000 feet deep.-
Named for the 19th Century
oceanographer who first chart-
ed it, the Pourtales Terrace
"provides high-relief hard-
bottom habitats and rich ben-
thic communities," according
to the council.
Fish species including tile-
fish, sharks, speckled hind,
yellow-edge grouper, Warsaw


sion -of black grouper, red
grouper, tiger grouper, grays-
by and other species.
Also proposed are "meas-
ures to reduce bycatch mortal-


ity by requiring fishermen
fishing for snapper-grouper
species to use venting and
dehooking tools as well as cir-
cle hooks."


grouper, snowy grouper and
amberjack have been seen on
research expeditions.
Approval of the plan by the
South Atlantic council would
establish the areas; no specific
rules for managing, the area
have been forwarded.
The public session, will be
held from 3 to 7 p.m. May 7 at
the Key Largo Grande Resort,
mile marker 97. Interested
parties can visit at any time
during the four-hour session.
This is separate from a pro-
posal to declare areas along
the reef tract from the Dry
Tortugas to Palm Beach criti-
cal habitat for threatened
elkhorn and staghorn corals.
Also being discussed May 7
are possible rules "designed to
end overfishing for gag
grouper," vermilion snapper,
and red snapper, three eco-
nomically important species in
the -snapper grouper manage-
ment complex."
A January-to-April closed
season during the gag
grouper's spawning season has
been proposed for both anglers
and commercial boats. The
closure would prohibit posses-


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Marathon Deputy City
Manager C.J. Geotis says yet
another delay in what is
becoming a lengthy list of
bureaucratic hang-ups will
postpone replacement of the 33rd
Street boat ramp.
Geotis said the delay was
unexpected and this time could
be upwards of three months.
The project was delayed sev-
eral months already because the
city intends to put a double ramp
in place of the existing single
one. That reportedly increased
the scope of work beyond
Federal Emergency Management
Agency authorization.
"The Army Corps [of
Engineers] wants to do letters of
coordination with other govern-
ment agencies, including [the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency], [Florida Keys
National] Marine Sanctuary,
[state Department of Environ-
mental Protection] and others,"
he said. "Their concern is that it
is in protected manatee waters."
The city recently entered into
an agreement with Coral Marine
Construction for $992,901 to
complete the project, which also
including redoing the parking lot,


refurbishing. the restrooms and
repairing the seawall.
Geotis said the city has been
pursuing replacing the ramp
since it was damaged in
Hurricane Wilma in 2005. It has
roughly $1.1 million in FEMA
funding and grant money in hand
to fund the project, the remainder
of which will be used to fund
other projects.
Meanwhile, on the other end
of town, Geotis said the state has
agreed to transfer title to the boat
ramp adjacent to the former Quay
property over to the city.
"We're applying for the per-
mits to repair that ramp; we're
going to replace the ramp only.
Through the years we'll continue
to do more in the parking lot," he
said. The ramp is expected to cost
roughly $150,000 and will be
funded partially by the state and
mitigation money paid by the
developer of Marlin Bay.
Monroe County pledged
$375,000 over three years toward
the ramp nearly six months ago.
The ramp was expected to be
completed within 60 days at the
time.
Geotis said the county money
will be "used for other projects
throughout the city."


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Wednesday, April 16, 2008


AIDS Help hopeful for housing


Poinciana site
hinges on
$10.5 million
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


AIDS Help Inc. awaits a state
decision that would allow it to
place 50 of its Key West clients
in low-income housing, a project
that would cost about $14.7 mil-
lion:
Project drawings by architect
Thomas Pope of the 1.2-acre
Poinciana property show court-
yards and townhouses alongside
Duck Avenue. Porches lead to
575-square-foot apartments with
all the amenities.
"It's a very nice floor plan for
our clients," AIDS Help
Executive Director Robert
Walker said. "It's a win-win for
our community because it pro-
vides 50 units for people who are
sick. We're seeing our clients
made homeless, getting $600 or
$700 a month in disability
checks."
Of the 50 units, 10 one-bed-


room apartments would rent for
$398 and 40 would rent for
$797.
But an application submitted
April 7 to the Florida Housing
Finance Corp. for nearly $10.5
million in tax-credit funding
must be reviewed and approved.
There are nearly 300 other
statewide applicants seeking
money from the agency.
Key West's application also
requests a $3.5 million State
Apartment Incentives Loan, or
SAIL.
Applications are judged and
money granted to the top scor-
ers. Key West housing consult-
ant Jeffrey Sharkey said about
50 will be chosen for the tax-
credit funding projects this year.
Representatives from Florida
Housing weren't available for
comment Tuesday.
Each municipality lobbying
for money can view other appli-
cations on the nonprofits' Web
site, a transparent process that
encourages rivalry among appli-
cants, Walker said.
"The competition is fierce


and it's probably the most visible
process I've ever seen," Walker
said. "Everyone who's applied
has the option to review applica-
tions...You can try to knock peo-
ple out."
That already happened to
AIDS Help for a previous $3
million grant application for dis-
abled people totaling about 900
pages, Walker said. A competing
applicant's attorney reviewed
the submittal, found a missing
detail and alerted Florida
Housing.
AIDS Help was dropped from
its high ranking.
For current applications,
Monroe County has an edge with
its designation as an Area of
Critical State Concern.
Florida Housing provides
Keys applications with special
attention because of the great
need for affordable housing and
the challenges in developing in
the Keys, according to consult-
ants. Sharkey said the applica-
tion will most likely be granted
for that reason.
According. to Walker, low-
income housing projects are next
to impossible to fund without


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But is that the only way such
a large affordable housing com-
plex could be built?
"Absolutely," answered
Sharkey. "This is the only fund-
ing source-that would allow it to
be developed."
The strict guidelines tied to
the funding pool also make it a
viable resource.
"Cities love tax credit,"
Walker said. "It ensures that the
complex will be built properly,
and it will have to operate effec-
tively."
On April 1, the Key West City
Commission passed a resolution
approving the transfer of the
Poinciana property between the


city and its Housing Authority,
which will lease it back to AIDS
Help for 50 years. The city
showed its support for the proj-
ect by pledging $40,000 at its
Feb. 13 meeting.
Walker said the nonprofit will
probably know if it received
funding by September. Ground
is tentatively set to begin
December 2010.






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.. A groundbreaking ceremony
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Initial construction on the
S. foundation began Thursddy. The
4 4 e $680,961 project is scheduled to
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S ,* The Village Council hired
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Islamorada to build the bath
... pavilion. It will feature rest-
rooms, shower facilities and a
laundry for Plantation Yacht
Harbor Marina's boating visitors
and liveaboards. Park visitors
will have access to separate rest-
rooms.
Until the pavilion opens,
marina residents use restrooms
and laundry in the former Village
Hall building at the marina.
Although the building was heav-
ily damaged by Hurricane
Wilma's storm surge in 2005, the
existing laundry and restrooms
remain usable. The entire build-
ing will be leveled when the bath


A $35 million transformation has turned Hawks Cay into a
water-based luxury resort unlike anything in the Florida Keys.

We invite Hospitality Insiders to visit Hawks Cay on
Tuesday Evening, April 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
for a tour of the resort and to"sneak preview" our delicious tapas
and specialty drinks from Alma, our Nuevo Latino fine dining
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An Illinois man was jailed
Monday on a laundry list of
charges after he allegedly caused
a disturbance on a bus and pulled
a knife, threatening a teenager
aboard.
Kurtis Zimmerman, 40, of
Centralia, Ill. is charged with
aggravated assault, battery, carry-
ing a concealed weapon, disor-
derly intoxication, and posses-
sion of a controlled' substance
and drug paraphernalia.
. The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office says the driver called dis-
patchers just before 11 p.m. to
report a fight on the bus. Deputy
Joel Slough intercepted it mile
marker 72 and, when it stopped,
Zimmerman jumped out and
began to run.
Slough ran after him and
Zimmerman finally stopped,
Deputy Becky Herrin said. She
said the driver, the 15-year-old
victim and several witnesses all
said Zimmerman confronted the
teen, pushed him and threatened
him with the knife.


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selling 54 acres
for conservation
The Florida Cabinet on
Tuesday voted to acquire more
than 54 acres in the Lower Keys
as part of the Florida Keys
Ecosystem Florida Forever
Project.
The purchase is part of an
accelerated plan to preserve
almost 12,000 acres along the
chain of islands. More than 6,500
acres of the project have already
been acquired for conservation.
through the years.
The seller of the Cudjoe Key
land is the Utility Board of Key
West. The cost to the state is $1.9
million.
- It's across from where a diesel
substation was located and is
considered unbuildable, Keys
Energy Services spokesman
Julio Barroso has said.
Keys Energy, formerly City
Electric, has owned the parcel
since 1967. The acreage fronts.
Blimp Road and is bisected by an
asphalt road. The neighborhood
is sparsely Tesidential.
It's classified as an "A" proj-
ect, which gave it top priority
among potential Florida Forever
acquisitions.
The Florida Keys Ecosystem
Florida Forever project stretches
from south Key Largo to Boca
Chica Key, encompassing
parcels of West Indian plants and
some of the largest remaining
tracts of undeveloped hardwood
hammocks. The habitats support
more than 60 rare and endan-
gered plants and animals, includ-
ing the Lower Keys marsh rabbit,
Key deer and white-crowned
pigeon. The Cudjoe Key parcel
will be managed by the U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Service.
Keys Energy plans to use the
$1.9 million to clean up the soil
at the' utility's old diesel plant
across the road from the parcel
it's selling. It's the site of the util-
ity's annual tree giveaway.
The Utility Board also wants
to upgrade its Key West building
so it would withstand a Category
5 hurricane.


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Keys News


City seeks input on new permitting process


With no ROGO,
new system needs
to be developed
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Key West officials, still
without a building permit allo-
cation system, will tackle the


issue at a public workshop next
week.
"We're required in our com-
prehensive plan to have some
kind of system," said Amy
Kimball-Murley, interim city
planner. "And we have an
opportunity to have a system
that works better."
According to Kimball-


Murley, the intent of the meet-
ing is to "share information
with the public and see what
they want in a government-reg-
ulated system. I think the direc-
tion I've received from [City
Manager Jim Scholl] is that it
should be a transparent
process."
Monroe County Circuit
Court Judge Wayne Miller
ruled in February that the rate-
of-growth ordinance, which
was the allocation system,
expired in 2002. It allocated a
specific number of permits
based upon hurricane evaciua-
tion times.
His decision was a result of
a lawsuit filed by
Southernmost House owner
Matilde Ramos against the city.
Before receiving permits,
developers had to obtain the
allocations, which can go for as
much as $200,000 on the open
market. After Miller's deci-
sion, the Key West City
Commission at a special meet-
ing decided to draft a new sys-
tem within six months.
During that timeframe,
builders can obtain affordable-
housing permit allocations but


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not market-rate ones.
At the April 24 workshop,
set for 5 to 7 p.m. at Old City
Hall, 510 Greene St., the fol-
lowing questions will be
addressed: How can the city
fairly distribute building per-
mits? How many should be
available for the island? What
is the easiest, most transparent
process for property owners
who want to build or rebuild?
Kimball-Murley said the
city is still on the hunt for


someone to fill the city plan-
ner's position full-time. Seven
applications have come in so
far, one with planning experi-
ence in Delray Beach, a plan-
ning consultant from Colorado
and local architect Dennis
Beebe.
The position has been
vacant since the resignation of
Gail Kenson, who left earlier
this year to work for the U.S.
Navy.


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changes in the criminal and
juvenile-justice system by the
scheduling agency or person.
Be notified of significant
stages of the criminal or juvenile
justice system, and how such
information can be obtained.
In the case of incarcerated
victims, the right to be informed
and submit written statements at
crucial stages of the criminal
proceedings, parole proceedings
or juvenile proceedings.
A prompt and timely dispo-
sition of the case.
Information concerning
the arrest and release of the
accused.
Review certain portions of
a pre-sentence investigation
report for adult and youthful
offenders prior to sentencing of
the accused.
The presence of a victim
advocate during discovery depo-
sition.
In cases where the victim
in a sexual crime, the right to
have the courtroom cleared, with
certain exceptions during his or
her testimony, regardless of the
victim's age or mental status.
The Sheriff's Office has vic-
tim advocates who help victims
and witnesses of crime navigate
the justice system. If you have
any questions about victim
rights, call the following:
Lower Keys including Key
West: Elaine' Woodson, 296-
2424
+ Middle Keys: Carol
Albury-Johnson, 289-2430.
Upper Keys: Sally Ann
Crawford or Debbie Shepherd,
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are marked

Perisho to be
recalled today
at ceremony
This week marks National
Victims' Rights Week, set aside
to honor crime -victims, their
families and those who serve
them, with the theme "Justice
for Victims, Justice for All."
As a symbolic gesture honor-
ing all victims, the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office is hold-
ing a ceremony at 11 a.m. today
in the parking lot of the agency's
Stock Island headquarters,
where a dinghy belonging to
murder victim Sherry Perisho,
surrounded by a small memorial
garden, is located.
Perisho, 38, was murdered in
1989 in her dingy off Big Pine
Key. The case was finally closed
in 2006, when authorities attrib-
uted the murder to Carl Brandt, a
Big Pine Key man who killed his
wife, wife's niece and then him-
self in Seminole County in
September 2004.
Local businesses have made
contributions that have enabled
victim advocates to paint and
repair the dinghy and help beau-
tify the area of the memorial.
The Sheriff's Office says if
you are the victim of a crime,
you are entitled to, among other
things:
Compensation, when
applicable.
Crisis intervention servic-
es.
Understand your role in the
criminal or juvenile justice sys-
tem.
Be notified of scheduling


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Photo courtesy U.S. COAST GUARD
NEW COMMAND: A salute overseen by U.S. Coast Guard
Sector Key West Capt. Scott Buschman (back) signals the
passing of command of the 87-foot cutter 'Sawfish' from
Senior Chief William Plunk (left) to Senior Chief Jason Griffin
(right). At the ceremony earlier this month, Plunk received
the Coast Guard Commendation Medal. Under his
command, the 'Sawfish' processed more than 300 migrants
at sea and contributed to the detention' and subsequent
prosecution of nearly 40 suspected migrant smugglers.


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Keys obituaries


Margie Bridges
Margie Bridges, 87, died at the
Plantation Key Convalescent
Center April 2.
She was born in Key West to
Rodney and Myrtle Albury and
was raised in Tavernier with her
brothers and sister, William Ray
Albury, Edward Albury and May
Rose Albury-Pellicier.
She- survived the 1935 Labor
Day hurricane with her family in
Tavernier when she was 15. She
went on to become valedictorian
of her class at Miami Edison High
School.
After her marriage to Richard
Matlock, they moved to
Marathon. She worked as a secre-
tary and later as manager of East
Coast Fisheries for 40 years. She
also worked over the years with
the local animal shelter and
Forgotten Felines.
She was preceded in death by
her spouse Johnnie Bridges; and
Richard Matlock.
She is survived by sons Donald'
(and daughter-in-law Linda)
Matlock of Summerfield, Fla.,
William (and daughter-in-law
Kathy) Matlock and Richard (and
daughter-in-law Dee) Matlock of
Marathon and John Matlock of
Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren
Darlene D'Ascanio, Rickey and
Kenny Matlock, Don Padgett,
Donna Padgett, Chris Matlock
and Amy Huff; and great-grand-.
children Katrina, Tiffany, Timothy,
Morgan, Alex and Lauren.
The funeral will be held at 11
a.m. April 19 Burton United
Memorial Methodist Church in
Tavernier.
Memorial donations can be
sent to Forgotten Felines of
Marathon.

Hazel Tabor
Hazel Tabor, 94, a 44-year resi-
dent of the Keys, died at her
home in Mission, Texas, March 7.
She formerly lived on Big' Pine
Key'and in Galveston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by'
her husband Wayne and daugh-
ter Lori.
She is survived by son Gerry,
daughters Peggy and Ginny, 10
grandchildren, 10 great-grand-
children and four great-great
grandchildren.

William Ewing
William Edward Ewing of Key
Largo died Feb. 21.
He was born to George and
Eleanor Burke Ewing. In his youth,
he excelled in most all sports,
especially football. He played for
the University of Pittsburgh while in
undergraduate, school and
Duquesne University while study-'


ing for his master's.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine
Corps at 17. While in the Marines
he decided his life work would be
helping special-needs children.
He later worked as a social work-
er, teacher and children's advo-
cate in the courts.
He became director of psy-
chological services and special
education at the Locust Valley
Central School District on Long
Island, N.Y. and continued as a
children's advocate until his
retirement in 1989, developing
and implementing kids' programs,
in canoeing, horseback riding
and camping.
Upon retirement, he managed
the Bar Harbor Yacht Club in
Maine, where he taught kids how
to sail.
In 1990, he sailed his new cata-
maran, the Namaskar, to Key
Largo, where he and his wife A.J.
decided to become permanent
Keys residents.
He was preceded in death by
his son William Eric Ewing.
Mr. Ewing is survived by his wife
A.J. Ewing, stepdaughters Susan
Meynell and Jane Chamberlain,
stepson Mark Goddard, and
three children by a previous mar-
riage.
A memorial service is planned
for 11 a.m. April 27 on a'Key Largo


beach. Anyone interested in
attending should contact A.J.
Ewing at (207) 409-9000 or Shirley
Abraham at 451-9264.

Frederick Walsh
Frederick J. Walsh, 77, of
Tavernier died April 10.
He was formerly from
Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Walsh was a U.S. Air Force
veteran and retired member of
Boston Local 4 International Union
of Operating Engineers.
He was the son of Stephen J.
and Mary E. (Donlon) Walsh,
brother of Margaret M. Soderquist
of Arlington, Mass., and the John
S, Walsh and Theresa Tegan. He
also had many nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date in Islamorada.

Ethyl Buckwalter
Ethyl Carey Buckwalter, 81, of
Tavernier died April 6 following a
lengthy illness.
She was born and raised in
West Chester, Pa., the daughter of
Ida and William Carey. She mar-
ried her husband in 1947 and lived
in Phoenixville, Pa., prior to mov-
fig to Ocean View, N.J., in 1962.
She and her husband owned
the Pine Haven Campground, for


many years. They spent many
winters in Florida and moved here
on a permanent basis four years
ago.
I She was preceded in death by
grandson Jeremiah, brother
William Carey Jr. and sisters Mazie
Miller and Patricia Brittingham.
She is survived by her husband
of 60 years, Dave; son David Jr.
(and daughter-in-law Mary) of
Sugarloaf Key; daughter Karen
Sylvester (and son-in-law
Stephen) of New Jersey; grand-


children Stephen Sylvester Jr. and
his wife Elizabeth, Jacob
Buckwalter of Sugarloaf Key and
Stacy Donohue and her husband
Kevin.
A memorial service was held
April 10 at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Islamorada.
Memorial contributions can be
made to the Brendan Borek High
Tides Memorial Fund, 2488 Dune.
Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202; or the
Love of Linda Cancer Fund, P.O.
Box 1053,.Wildwood, NJ 08260.


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Keys briefs


First State Bank
donates to classes

First State Bank of the
Florida Ke\ s has boosted the
business technology sy stems
classes at KeN West.
Marathon and Cora] Shores
high schools by donating
$250 to each for supplies
and tools to help the pro-
gram.
Nhke Arnold of Coral
Shores High School said his
class. \ which specializes in
PC support and Web design,
" as able to purchase ne%\
computer mice. blank CDs
and printer cartridges \ ith its
donation.


Blue Cross PPO
now at Fishermen's


Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of Flonda has added
Fishermen's Hospiial in
Marathon to its
BlueMedicare PPO network.
The BlueMNledicare PPO
network series both
BlueMedicare Group PPO
and BlueNledicare PPO indi-
vidual members. Employer
groups state ide can offer
the BlueMedicare Group
PPO to their Nledicare-eligi-
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BlueMedicare PPO individ-
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Medicare beneficiaries
For more informauon. go
to www.bcbsfl.com

Key Largo chamber
gathers for social

The Key Largo Chamber
of Commerce has iLs next
Members in Motion business
social from 5 30 to 7:30 p m
April 24 at mile marker
102.9.
It's hosted by Melendi
Photography. the Key Largo
Art Gallery. Sunshine Title
Co. and Plato's Pause. The
Su Casa restaurant will pro-
\ide a pig. rice. beans and
yucca. NMojitos. music, wine,
beer, munchies and dessert
aje also on the menu. Cost
is $lI0.


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Delph boys. The family has changed its pricing structure with rising fuel costs.


Charters 'in a crunch'


Rising fuel,
slow economy
a dual whammy
By PAMELA J. SUAREZ
Keynoter Contributor

Keys charter captains are
experts at navigating rough seas.
But these days, skippers through-
out the island chain are strug-
gling to stay afloat in the tumult


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caused by the economy
turn.
Insiders estimate thn
bookings are down as m
percent. And in response
guns and old salts
changing the way they
ness.
With the dual goal
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Dragonfly
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Bight. The city is attempt-
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alike are arch of Delph Fishing Charters in say s from her new ly
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ls of not fish for 35 years. His three sons Dragonfly Key West
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Keys Business


Charter captains change with the business


CHARTERS / From 19

lowing in his wake and guiding
clients, too.
Delph said fuel prices have
put a stranglehold on fishing in
the Keys. Last week, diesel fuel
was a record high $4.18 per gal-
lon at the Key Colony Beach
Marina, up from about $2 last
year.
"In years past if the bite was
slow, you'd think nothing of run-
ning 15 more miles to get the
fish," Delph said. "Now, making
a 30-mile round trip is a major
decision."
The Delphs changed their
pricing structure when fuel costs
began consuming a sizable chunk
of their charter fees. A standard
full-day trip with the Delphs now
costs $850 plus fuel, and because
the company specializes in long-
range trips, the additional charges
can be hefty.
"An average day's fuel bill
runs $400 and can go as high as
$600," he said. "We used to
include fuel in the price of the
charters, but that's just not possi-
ble anymore."


Delph says his company is in
better shape than most because
he caters to a clientele for which
money is typically no object, and
he is sustained by a loyal follow-
ing of repeat customers. But he
said others at the docks are not so
lucky.
"I see people really strug-
gling,"' Delph said. "I don't
know what the future holds for
my boys, but I'll tell you this -
I'm glad I'm at the tail end of my
career."
Like Delph, Skip Bradeen, a
44-year veteran fishing out of
Islamorada's Whale Harbor
Marina, said he is doing well
thanks to repeat business. But he,
too, is worried about his indus-
try's future.
"I'm fishing three generations
of clientele, and I've got no com-
plaints," Bradeen explained.
"But the new kids on the block
haven't developed that kind of
business. I've never seen a year
with more boats tied to the mari-
na than '08."
Bradeen, who skippers a 52-
foot Carolina Sport Fisherman
called Blue Chip Too, said there
are 50 to 60 charter boats in the


Islamorada area. He estimates
that close to half of those are lux-
urious corporate boats with paid
crews. The rest belong to inde-
pendent guides.

Major downturn
One of those independents is
Kevin Kelly, who has been fish-
ing the Mother Load, his 31-foot
Gulf Stream, out of Whale
Harbor for 10 years. He said his
business has been off 35 to 40
percent in a downturn that started
last year.
"I'm constantly looking at
new ways to get my boat
booked," Kelly said. "The
upkeep doesn't go away just
because the business isn't there.
We've still got to pay for the
dock, the insurance, all that."
Robert Mathias Jr. is another
captain running out of Whale
Harbor. The two diesel engines
on his 34-foot Hatteras, Restless
Too, get one mile to the gallon or
less, and during summer he runs
as far as 30 miles offshore.
"The price of fuel is killing
us," he said. "And my insurance
and dock fees alone are $1,400
each month."


As if running a charter busi-
ness weren't enough of a nail-bit-
ing proposition, Kelly said cus-
tomers are waiting until the last
minute to book their charters -
even walking onto the docks to
arrange their trips. He and other
guides are working with potential
clients to arrange split charters, in
which unrelated parties buddy up
to share the cost of .a trip.
"Normally this time of year
we wouldn't be doing many
splits," Kelly explained. "But this
year we're taking anything we
can get, even fishing two or three
trips a day if the customers are
'there. We have to take it when it
comes."
Byron Goss, a charter booking
agent and owner of Big Time
Bait and Tackle in Marathon,
agreed that people are not mak-
ing many advance reservations
this year.
"We're seeing many more
seat-of-the-pants clientele," Goss.
said. "There are definitely more
walk-ups, and they're going for
the flats charters because they're
cheaper. The average price for
those is. around $500 a much
easier pill to swallow."


Cuffing costs
Ken Harris has been running a
charter business at King's Pointe
Marina on Stock Island outside
Key West for 29 years. To keep
costs down, he switched the twin
250-horsepower engines to two
smaller, 150-horsepower, four-
stroke engines on Finesse, his
27-foot Conch open fisherman.
"The charter industry is defi-
nitely in a crunch, but it's good
and bad," Harris said. "Those
guys who were marginal are
going to get weeded out. People
are already dropping off, and I'm
seeing guys taking second jobs.
In some ways, this will make this
business find its own level
again."
Harris hopes there will be
room for at least one more guide
in the Keys. His 21-year old son,
Clay, has decided to make fishing
his life's work.
"Clay's going to make it. First
of all, he's obsessed, and you
have to be obsessed," Harris said.
"Second, he's got me to help him.
Finally, young gravitates to the
young, so he'll be able to attract a
new generation of clients."


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Wednesday, April 16,2008
KEYNOTER J


Keys briefs


Plant giveaway
set for Saturday

The Educational
Coalition for Monroe
Count) has its four annual
Earth Day native-plant gi e-
awaN set for 10 a m.
Saturday at the group's
Incredible Fruit Stand at
mile marker 50 bayside.
There's a limit of three per
household, and professional-
Ih selected nati e plants will
also be for sale.

'Elephants' up
for book talk

The next meeting of the
Marathon Library Book
Discussion Group is at 10
a.m May 2 at the library.
and the book to be dis-
cussed is "Water for
Elephants" by Sara Gruen
Those interested should
read the book beforehand
For more information con-
tact Fran Spinelli at 743-
6538.

Friday kayak trip
benefits FAVOR

The Friends and
Volunteers of Refuges host
another charity kayak ride
Fnday in the Lower Keys.
Capt. Bill Keogh. a noted
local guide and photogra-
pher. and his crew at Big
Pine Kayak Ad.entures
ha e donated the
sunsetimoonnse paddle
through the sponge flats,
grass beds and mangroe
forests of the Great White
Heron National Wildlife
Refuge. The two-hour trip
costs $25 per person.
Proceeds w ill be used for
outreach. education and vol-
unteer projects on behalf of
the four Florida Ke\ s
national wildlife refuges.
To reserve a seat, call
872-7474 The trip ill
depart from the Old Wooden
Bride Fishing Camp near
the No Name Ke\ Bndge.
Bring a flashlight


Mom battles autism with awareness

Unusual regimens lead to big improvements in son


By KRISTEN BURNIE
kburnie@keysreporter.com


A Key Largo woman whose
son was diagnosed with autism
is reaching out to other families
affected by the disorder in hopes
of sharing information and sup-
port.
Jill Campbell, whose son
Craigee was diagnosed with
autism in March 2007, recently
founded the Florida Keys chap-
ter of the Autism Society of
America, a nonprofit support
group that gives families with
autistic children a forum for
sharing information and promot-
ing autism awareness.
Campbell said that despite
increasing numbers of children
being diagnosed with autism, lit-
tle is known about the disorder,
which, according to the
University of. Miami's Center
for Autism and Related
Disabilities, "affects a person's
ability to communicate, under-
stand language, play and social-
ly interact with others."
- According to a 2007 study by
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, about one in 150
children in the Unites States -
some 560,000 children nation-
wide has autism or a closely
related disorder.
Campbell said a lack of read-
ily available information has
been one of the most frustrating
elements in getting her son's
condition diagnosed and treated.
"There are so many things
people should know, that I wish
someone had told me," she said.
Craigee was developing like
a healthy child for almost two
years, when in February' 2006
Campbell noticed a sudden
change in his behavior.
"I would tell him a word, and
by the next day he wouldn't be
able to say the word he had just
learned," she said.


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Photos by JILL CAMIPBELL
Three-year-old Craigee Campbell sips a smoothie while sifting inside a hyperbaric oxygen
treatment chamber. His mother, who rents the chamber for $2,000 per month, says the
experimental therapy has prompted improvements in her autistic son.
At first, Craigee's pediatri-
cian said his problem likely ,. ...
stemmed from changes in the .
family dynamic (Campbell was
pregnant with Craigee's sister at
the time). But Campbell saw his .
condition deteriorate. In a
month's time he was not speak-
ing at all, she said, and she knew
something was seriously wrong.
Doctors eventually sent
Craigee to speech therapy ses-
sions, but his condition only
worsened, Campbell said.
"All he did at this point was
scream," she said. "Nobody
really had any answers."
An occupational therapist
was the first one who mentioned


See CAMPBELL / 22


To get involved...


The Autism Society of
America Florida Keys chap-
ter meets at 6:30 p.m. April
21 at the Key Largo Baptist
Church. The meeting is


open to the public. For more
information, contact Jill
Campbell at 942-5172 or
jillcampbell06@comcast.net,
or visit www.keysautism.com.


Craigee Campbell, who was diagnosed with autism last year,
lies on the floor with his aunt's dog. Dogs and other animals
are often used in therapy with autistic children. Campbell's
mother says the family is looking to adopt a yellow Labrador
retriever. i


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CAMPBELL / From 21

the possibility of autism. "She
said the worst thing it would be,
is he could be autistic,"
Campbell said.

'So obvious'
"With that I started Googling
and I said, definitely this is
what's wrong. In hindsight, it
was so obvious."
Occupational therapists can-
not diagnose medical condi-
tions, so Campbell made an
appointment with a Miami
Children's Hospital neurologist,
who conducted a series of tests
to rule out other illnesses before
diagnosing Craigee with autism
in March 2007, more than a
year after he first exhibited
symptoms.
"You only have a small win-
dow to recover your child,"
Campbell said. "That time that
those pediatricians wasted I'll
never get back."
Many parents of autistic chil-
dren, including Campbell, say
they believe vaccines given to
children can trigger the onset of
autism in those predisposed to
the disorder because of genetic
or environmental factors.
But several recent studies,
including one by the Institute of
Medicine of the U.S. National
Academies, have shown no link
between childhood vaccines and
the onset of autism. Studies
have also found no basis for the
belief that a mercury compound
formerly used as a preservative
in vaccines causes neurological
injury to children.
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Craigee's symptoms began
shortly after he was given a flu
shot along with a vaccine for
diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
disease.
"Literally, within a month,
he was entirely gone,"
Campbell said. She notes that
the number of vaccines given to
children before they turn 5 has
more than tripled since 1980. "It
used to be that there were 10
vaccines; now there are 36," she
said.
"I think the hope of the
autism community is that we
would slow down the vaccines
instead of getting so many so
fast. Insurance companies don't
want to pay for you to go to the
doctor so many times, but it
would be so much better for our
children."

Testing treatments
In the year since Craigee's
diagnosis, Campbell has gone to
great lengths and expense -
to ensure her son gets treatment.
She spends $600 a week for
Craigee to attend applied
behavior analysis sessions at
UM's Center for Autism and
Related Disabilities.
In addition to making the
two-hour drive six days a week
to and from the center, she and
Craigee drive 230 miles each
way to Melbourne once a month
to meet with an autism special-
ist.
Campbell has also tried a
range of alternative treatments,
including putting Craigee on an
all-organic diet free of gluten
and casein, which means he
doesn't eat any milk, wheat,
oats or bran.
Campbell says it's the diet
regimen that has produced dra-
matic improvement in Craigee.
She said she heard about it
through a friend.
"All these moms are saying
autism is not just a brain prob-
lem, it's a digestive problem,"
she said. "I put him on the diet,
and two days later he started
talking. He wasn't speaking
sentences the next day, obvious-
ly; it started as one or two words
at a time."
According to the National
Institute for Mental Health Web
site, the diet is building a solid
reputation among parents who
say it has prompted improve-
ments in their autistic children.
But its effectiveness and safety
have not been clinically proven.


Hyperbarics
Of all the treatments
Campbell has tried, renting a
hyperbaric oxygen treatment
chamber is perhaps the most
radical.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
is considered very experimen-
tal, but some autism specialists
say it can help autistic children
improve by increasing oxygen
flow to the brain and restoring
the function of brain cells that
had previously received too lit-
tle oxygen.
Campbell said she *pays
$2,000 per month plus $600
each way for shipping the
chamber, which she rents from a
company in California. She and
her husband take turns sitting
with Craigee in the chamber for
two hours a day, six days a
week.
"It's like a huge duffle bag;
we take a little DVD player in
there, games and books, and it's
just great. It's helping him
immensely," she said, adding,
"You have to be careful obvi-
ously. You have to worry, about
getting fluid in your ears: It's
literally like diving in the
water."
The cost, she says, and the
strange looks she sometimes
gets from others, are worth it.
"Everybody thinks your
crazy, but he's now talking," she
said. "They said he would prob-
ably never talk and would even-
tually be institutionalized or
medicated:"
Vivian Gonzalez, Craigee's
applied behavior analysis thera-
pist at the UM autism center,
said she's "never witnessed
such rapid progression in the
mastery of skills" in an autistic
child.
"Although he is learning at a
rapid rate," she said, "I feel like
I'm only witnessing the tip of
the iceberg of what's to come."
Campbell says she hopes a
new Keys support group will
provide encouragement and
answers for many families who
might be feeling the same frus-
tration she and her husband did.
"As soon as I found out my
son was autistic, I found out six
kids [were also autistic] just in
my neighborhood. I know of
.more than 10 at Key Largo
School, and I've had calls all
the way from Key West to
Marathon, everywhere," she
said.


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NEW OFFICERS: The Keys chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hold their
2008-2010 installation of officers at the Outback Steak House in Islamorada. Attending are
(standing from left) .Orva Clubb, vice regent; Emily Hardner, second vice regent; Janet
Staffen, chaplain; Virginia Spear, recording secretary; Dorothy Witwer, corresponding
secretary; Lois Arcuni, treasurer; Nancy Auten, registrar; and Barbara Stroud, historian; and
(seated from left) Edna Waldorf, regent; Donna Cullen, second vice regent; and Joy Gates,
past regent. Not shown is Arliss Passage, librarian.


Loeffler speaks on
joint replacement,

Dr. Robert Loeffler speaks on
total joint replacement at
Fishermen's Hospital's next
Lunch and Learn session.
It's from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.-
today at the Marathon hospital.
RSVP to Dianne Weitz at 289-
6207.

Marathon Jaycees
holding a reunion
* The Marathon Jaycees are
hosting a reunion April 22 from 6
to .8 p.m. at the Jaycees
Community Center on 33rd
Street. All past, current and
potential members are invited to
take the opportunity to learn
more about the Marathon Jaycees
while enjoying food, drink and
company.
Past members are encouraged
to bring stories, photographs and
memories of Jaycees events to
inspire current members.
This social is free to attend and
will include a potluck-style dinner.
Beer, wine and alcohol will be
available for a suggested donation.
The Jaycees is a national serv-
ice group for those from ag6 18
to 41.


Mariners offering
smoking cessation

Mariners Hospital in
Tavemier is offering a free com-
prehensive, six-week smoking
cessation program meeting
Thursday starting this Thursday
and continuing until May 22.
Sessions will be held from 6
to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital's first-
floor main conference room.
There is no charge for the ses-
sions, handouts, supplies or
materials.
The program is designed to
help smokers who have decided
to quit but believe they can't do it
alone. Certified facilitators
include registered nurses and res-
piratory therapists from
Mariners.
Participants will learn a vari-
ety of techniques to help -them
quit smoking and nicotine
replacement products that can
relieve withdrawal symptoms.
Participants will leave the pro-
gram with an individualized plan
to stop using tobacco as well as
the skills to remain tobacco-free.
Pharmaceutical and other cessa-
tion help will be available based
on need and personal preference.
To reserve a spot, call 434-
3700. The hospital is at mile
marker 91.5.


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Earth Day is officially cele-
brated April 22, but in the Keys,
celebrations take place all
month.
Events have already taken
place at John Pennekamp Coral
Reef State Park in Key Largo
and Bahia Honda State Park in
the Lower Keys, but there are
more coming up.
The Dolphin, Research
Center, mile marker 59, plans to
host its annual Ocean
Celebration Day Thursday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Geared toward
school-age children, the event
includes dolphin behavior
demonstrations, environmental
exhibits and puppet shows.
General admission is $19.50
for adults, $16.50 for senior cit-
izens and $13.50 for children 4
to 12. Call 289-1121.
Marathon's Crane Point
Hammock Museum and Nature
Center, mile marker 50 bayside,
is planning an Earth Day cele-
bration Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Those attending can enjoy an


environmental art show and
fair, tours of the property, guest
speakers and- a kids' angling
challenge. Crane Point admis-
sion is $8 per adult, $7 for sen-
ior citizens, $5 for students and
free for anyone younger than 6.
For information, call 743-3900.
Cheeca Lodge and Spa,
mile marker 81.8 oceanside, is
hosting its 15th annual Earth
Day celebration from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday. Highlights are
to include a beach sand sculp-
ture event where "sculptors"
spell out an environmental mes-
sage in gigantic letters that are
visible from the air. The 2008
message is "Living Green is the
Key."
The schedule also includes a
kids' fishing tournament and
sand castle contest, a kiteboard-
ing demonstration over the
Atlantic, environmental educa-
tion exhibits, live music and a
beachfront grill. For informa-
tion, call 517-4411.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Keys briefs


TWo foundations
help tropical site

The AT&T Foundation, the
corporate philanthropy organiza-
tion of AT&T Inc., and the
Eckerd Family Foundation, have
each donated $25,000 to the Key
West Botanical Garden Society
to develop the garden's Wonders
of Wireless plan, the foundations
jointly announced last week.
The proposal outlines a cut-
ting-edge technology project
aimed to maximize .visitors' out-
door learning experience through
cellular tours of the Key West
Tropical Forest and Botanical
Garden on College Road on
Stock Island.
To make it a reality, the grants
provide for the installation of
wireless service throughout the
15-acre site. Visitors will simply
call a toll-free number to choose
from five different tours of the
tropical forest. The paperless
tours will provide visitors with
instant information.
The Key West Tropical Forest


and Botanical Garden has more
than 6,000 plants and trees, 35
species of butterflies and 270-
plus species of migratory birds.

Pool safety
on tap Friday

"Drowning has no season; we
always have to stay safe."
That's the message from Lori
Bosco, director of the aquatics
program at Florida Keys
Community College. "You are
never too young or too old to
learn how to swim."
On Friday, the American Red
Cross and the college host April
Pool's Day, an evening of pool
games and activities at the col-
lege pool Jto help children
become comfortable in the water,
and encourage people of all ages
to enroll in Red Cross swimming
lessons.
Florida's overall drowning
death rate is twice the national
rate.
More information is available
at www.fkccpool.com.


GOODS FOR THE TROOPS: Members of Vick-Keys-Vixens, a chapter of the Red Hat Society
from Key Largo, meet at Joan Senk's house to package up a variety of items being
shipped to a couple of local military members stationed in Iraq. Cpl. Justin Potts' mother
Carol Moriarty lives in Tavernier and Lt. William Brian Welsh's wife Carol Welsh works at
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Keys Sports & Outdoors


7 Mile sees new day


Nate Grill event
is this weekend
The third annual Nate
Gnll Softball Tournament
'*" \Mill be held at the Marathon
Community Park SaturdaN
and Sunday with all pro-
ceeds going to the Nate Grill
Scholarship Foundation,
uhich awards it to two grad-
uating seniors from
Marathon High School.
Anyone interested in
donations. contributions or
team registrTauon should con-
tact Lisi Cordova at 395-
1522 or Debra Strulv at -481-
8379.

Junior Olympics
qualifier May 3

The Marathon Parks and
Recreation Department is
hosting a quabkf ng event
for the USA Junior 01I mpics
Skills Competition Ma> 3 at
the Marathon Conmmunumty
Park.
There will be four sport
areas for kids ages 8 to 13.
The top qualifiers in each
sport will advance to the
regional competition May 17
and 18 in Miami.
The sport areas are bas-
" ketball at 9 a.m.. tennis at 11.
soccer at 1 p.m. and track
and field at 3.
The program is free. Call
743-6598 to pre-register.

Softball league
forms at Founders

Men and women can
compete in a softball league
being organized at Founders
Park in Islamorada.
-... Organizers of the co-ed
league plan to hold games
Tuesday or Thursday mghts.
leading to an end-of-season
tournament. Players must be
at least 18 years old. League
fees and a start date have not
been determined.
Interested team captains.
or players can call the
Islamorada Parks and
Recreation Department at
853-1685. -


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The Seven Mile Bridge
Run's new co-directors,
Ginger Sayer and Bobbie
Bayles, say they're taking the
"if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
approach to this weekend's
race.
The 27th installment of the
unique run, limited to 1,500


Baseball


Conchs


power to


victory

Lepine's slam
puts exclamation
point on win
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

The ball shot majestically the
inky sky and, by the time it had
descended into the bleachers in
faraway left-center field for a
grand slam, a celebration party
was already awaiting designated
hitter Kyle Lepine at home
plate.
The fourth-inning homer
capped off Key West High
School's 11-0 five-inning,
mercy-rule victory against St.
Brendan in a District 16-4A
game Friday night at Rex Weech
Field.
Lepine, who. also had a run-'
scoring single in the first inning,
increased his team-leading RBI
total to 35 as the Conchs
improved to 12-12 overall and
5-5 in the district.
Raiko Alfonso also homered,
a bases-empty shot in the third
to faraway right-center that may
have traveled even farther than
Lepine's grand slam.
Strangely, Alfonso's home
run came immediately after he
See BASEBALL / 30


Sayer, Bayles take over from director
Pankow after a quarter century


already-registered runners, is
set to begin Saturday at 7:30
a.m. The bridge will be shut
down to traffic from 6:45 a.m.
to 9 a.m. and residents are
urged to plan ahead with their
travels.


The pair is officially taking
the reins from longtime direc-
tor Denise Pankow, who is
stepping aside after 26 years at
the helm. Sayer and Bayles
said Pankow has remained
heavily involved in the
process.
"This is the first year we're


on our own, so we decided t
stick with the status quo,'
Sayer said.
Bayles is already explorin
options such as chip scoring
where each runner will b
timed according to a chip i
their shoe, for next- year'
race. She said the race ma3
have a Web site and for th
first time offer online registra
See SEVEN MILE / 2


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
WATCH OUT: Marathon pitcher Alli Heller ducks as senior Melanie Boyd makes one of her
many defensive stops Friday against Doral Academy. It wasn't enough as the Dolphins fell,
5-3. See story, Page 27



Canes head to regional


Conchs also
fare well at
district meet
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com
Coral Shores senior Anthony
Whitehead left the field behind to
win the district title in the 200
meters Thursday.
Whitehead ran the event in
22.57 seconds Thursday at the
District 16-2A Meet at Miami's


hi

Belen Jesuit. The second-place
sprinter came in at 23.27 seconds.
"In the 200 meters, that's a
huge difference,", Hurricane boys
coach Todd Gideon said.
Whitehead, Coral Shores'
only district champion, will lead
a 10-athlete Hurricane contingent
to Friday's Region 4-2A Meet,
back at Belen.
Whitehead qualified to com-
pete in three other events at the
regional, the high jump and two
sprint relays.


Florida Keys runners domi-
nated the boys 4x100 relay, with
Key West edging Coral Shores by
one one-hundredth of a second,
44.19 to 44.20. Both teams have
another chance in the regional.
For Coral Shores, Manny
Gonzalez, Whitehead, Darius
Kittle and Randell Jackman took
the district runner-up spot in the
4x100.
"We had one shaky [baton]
handoff and that was the differ-
ence in the race," Gideon said.


See CANES / 29







Keys Sports & Outdoors


Canes hope to avenge Curley loss


Wednesday, April 16, 2008 -' 2f


Coach says
hitting needs
to improve
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores' baseball
Hurricanes do not plan to be sur-
prised again not with the first-
ever championship of the South
Florida Baseball Conference at
stake today.
The Hurricanes head to Miami
Country Day, a neutral site for the
game against Archbishop Curley
that concludes the conference


schedule in the fledgling league.
The conference is separate from
state district competition.
Coral Shores (10-11) was
tripped up by the same Curley
Knights in an 8-7 loss Friday in
Miami.
"The first time we played
Curley, we won 11-1," coach Jeff
Meyers said. "In baseball, you
never know."
The Canes didn't have their
best defensive game Friday, he
said. "We gave up a bunch of runs
in the fourth and fifth innings,
then couldn't catch up."
Coral Shores will send senior
George Suarez to the mound


today. Suarez, in his first year
with the Hurricanes, emerged at
the top of a relatively balanced
pitching rotation.
"We need to get more timely
hits," Meyers said. "We hit the
ball pretty well [Friday] but they
didn't come at the right time to
score more runs."
The South Florida Baseball
Conference formed this year as a
five-team circuit that includes
several longtime Coral Shores
opponents. Archbishop Curley,
Miami Country Day and Ransom
Everglades are members with
Palmer Trinity and Coral Shores.
Forming the conference helps
fill out the schedule and provides
a level of competition outside


District 16-3A, one of the
strongest districts in the state.
District leader Gulliver Prep,
often ranked among the best pro-
grams in the nation, makes
advancing in the state 3A playoffs
very difficult.
Other area teams, possibly
including Marathon High School,
may be added to the South
Florida conference next spring.
Coral Shores closes the regu-
lar season with a Thursday game
at Spanish River of Boca Raton.
The Hurricanes have already
secured the No. 2 seed in the


District 16-3A Tournanment, giv-
ing them a semifinal berth against'
No. 3 seed Archbishop Carroll.
That Tuesday game at
Gulliver Prep rewards the winner
with a spot in the April 24 district
title game, and a berth in the
Class 3A regional playoffs.


PLANAHEAD
7 Me Bridge Run


Big inning dooms Fins


Doral softball
tops Marathon
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy @keynoter.com


The Marathon High School
softball team's struggles continued
at the wrong time Friday, as the
team lost its regular season finale
to Doral Academy at home, 5-3.
Coach Andrea Murphy said
the team (7-9) was done in, as it
has been time and again this sea-
son, by allowing the Pirates one
big inning. In this game it was the
fourth, in which Doral scored
four runs and erased a 3-1
Dolphin cushion.
Junior Megan Gardner started
for the Dolphins and pitched
well, allowing just one earned.
run in four-plus innings.
Freshman Alli Heller replaced
Gardner when she was injured
attempting to tag a runner out at
-home.
"We fell apart and gave them
all four runs in that inning, none
of them were earned," Murphy
said, noting the team has strug-
gled since notching its first-ever
defeat of Key West High School
March 12.
"It's been a long struggle and
we're trying to get rid of that one
bad inning that just loses it for us.
We're trying to work on situa-
tions so when they come up in
the game, we don't freak out,"
Murphy said.
The Dolphins also struggled
offensively, managing only three
hits in the game. Still, they man-


aged to take a lead into the fourth
inning.
Doral scored a run in the top
of the first, but Marathon
answered back in the bottom half.
An RBI single by freshman
Kelley Struyf scored junior
Morgan Longstreth to tie the
game at 1-1.
Murphy said senior Alexis
Culver doubled home Longstreth
and Struyf in the third inning to
give the Dolphins a 3-1 lead. But
a series of Dolphin mishaps led


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to four unearned runs in the
fourth inning, when the Pirates
took a 5-3 lead it would not sur-
render.
Marathon was scheduled to
play its first district tournament
game Tuesday against "Palmer
Trinity School. The Dolphins
previously defeated Palmer 15-4
March 11.
Should the Dolphins win, they
would face the winner of
Westminster Christian and
Westwood Christian Thursday at
7 p.m. at Palmetto Bay Park in
Miami.


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tion for the more than. 1,500
competitors.
Sayer said past leadership
has made the event easier to
coordinate, though it remains
a daunting task.
"It's really an easy event to
coordinate because we've had
leadership from [Pankow]. It's
also unique because most peo-
ple do their job year after year,
so it falls together nicely,"
Sayer said. "It's a great com-
munity event and it benefits
local youth, so why wouldn't
people be as supportive as
they are?"


Bayles said more than 400
volunteers make up "at least
50 teams" charged with differ-
ent jobs, from T-shirt sales to.
handing out drinking water on
the bridge. Most of the teams
from Marathon High School,
which benefits from the race's
proceeds, volunteer, as well as
the Sheriff's Office, Monroe
County and Marathon Fire
Rescue.
The volunteers help distrib-
ute 2,000 oranges, 20 cases of
bananas and 5,000 gallons of
drinking water using 13,000
cups. Orion Bank picks up the
tab for 3,000 T-shirts.
"We can't do this without
the volunteers," Bayles said.


Last year's race winners,
Jason Bondar and Sonja
Friend-Uhl, will not partici-
pate in this year's race.
Bondar will compete in the
Boston Marathon Saturday
instead.
Gary Gates will be seeded
first for the men, followed by
Andrew Greenidge and Paul
Marmaro, a winner several
times.
For the women, Marlene
Peersson will be seeded first,
followed by Nancy Frey.
Sayer said the race has
resulted in more than
$400,000 donated to local
youth causes since its incep-
tion in 1982.


- briefs


Fitness program
starts at Founders

A walking-for-fitness program
meets regularly at 9 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Participants log their distances
and hear occasional speakers on
fitness and nutrition. All ages are
welcome. Walkers should wear
sneakers or walking shoes, and


bring a hat and sunscreen.
For information, call .853-
1685.

Kiteboard clinics hit
the Upper Keys

Free kiteboarding clinics host-
ed by Brad Lange and Seven
Sports' kiteboarding staff are
planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at
Seven Sports in Plaza 88, mile


marker 88.
The free clinics are for anyone
interested in kiteboarding, to gain
knowledge of the sport, prepare
for lessons, supplement the learn-
ing curve or hear multiple points
of view. The land-based lessons
will include safety, rigging, pre-
flight, equipment care and more.
Refreshments will be provid-
ed. For more information, call
853-5483.


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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Kittle

shines

CANES / From 26

Meet officials had to
check a photograph of the
finish line to determine the
event champion, he said.
Kittle, a sophomore, will
compete in three regional
events. He took third in the
long jump with a 20-foot, 3-
inch distance. He was just
two inches behind the run-
ner-up, but the winner had a
21-4 leap.
Whitehead had a high jump
of 5-10, good for third place.
Gonzalez cleared 11 feet
even in the pole vault, tying
Key West's Travis Stokes for
third place.
The Coral Shores boys
4x400 team (Jackman,
Whitehead, Kittle and Max
Jones) earned a regional invi-
tation with a 3:46.14 time,
good for fourth.
Also advancing -is the
boys 4x800 relay team (Tyler
Boban, Jones, Hector Diaz,
Dylan Valdez), in fourth
place with an 8:53.99 time.
Representing the Lady
Hurricanes at the regional will
be senior Arianna Soares and
freshman Latrice Johnson.
Soares took third in the
300-meter hurdles with a
52.55 time. Johnson finished
fourth in both the girls 100
and 200 meters.
Johnson also ran a 29.28-
second time in the 200, giv-
ing Monroe County runners
three of the top four spots in
the event (Key Westers ran
second and third).
Key West's Krizelda
Menez won the 100 with a
13.05; Johnson had a 13.74.
Coral Shores' boys had a
fourth-place overall team fin-
ish. The Lady Canes were-
seventh.
Also scoring team points
for the Canes:
+ Boys: Julius
Blankenship, sixth in discus;
Adam Gibbs, seventh in 110
hurdles; Jones, eighth in mile.
+ Girls: 4x100 relay
(Soares, Charly Lollis,
Shelby Lollis, Johnson),
fifth; and 4x400 relay (Alexa
Frink, Soares, C. Lollis; Alex
Gonzalez), seventh.


Lady Canes face Carroll


Winner goes
to title game
for district
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Only one team owns two
wins over the Coral Shores soft-
ball team this spring the same
Archbishop Carroll club the
Lady Hurricanes face in today's
District 16-3A semifinal.
"The advantage Carroll has
as the higher seed is that they get
the last at-bat," said Paul Grewe,
Coral Shores co-coach with
Mike Young.
"The advantage we get is that
Carroll might be overconfident
after beating us twice before."
The Lady Canes, 14-4 after
winning nine of the past 10
games, will not concede any-
thing.
"We can play on their level,


without a doubt. Now we have to
go out and prove it," Grewe said.
"We've worked to be better at
the end of the season than we
were the last time we saw them."
Coral Shores advanced to
today's 5 p.m. semifinal round at
the Gulliver Prep field with a 14-
3 win over Maritime and
Science Technology on Monday.
The Lady Canes combined
seven hits with 12 bases on balls
to close out the game in five
innings.
Pitcher Holly Given had two
hits at the plate, and threw a
four-hitter.
Courtney Molnar, Michelle
Sexton, Tessie Worden, Andrea
Cockerham and Lauren Sanchez
each hit against MAST.
"We know we'll have to go
out and play our best" to beat
Carroll, Given said, "but we're
confident."
-Winner of today's game
advances to the district champi-


Keys briefs


Schedule lights
for Sugarloaf

Staff that runs the
Sugarloaf School asks that
anyone wanting to schedule
use of the ballfields or
evening events requiring field
lights to contact Patty
Nicholas at 745-3282, Ext.
50303.

Hog's Breath
sails April 26

The Hog's Breath 100
Regatta is to set sail April 26
off phe Upper. Keys.
The 80-mile race is sched-
uled to start at 10 a.m. at the
Islander Resort (mile marker
82.1) and finish at Smathers
Beach in Key West. The beach
catamarans used are ultra-per-
formance open cats with dag-
ger boards and spinnakers
navigated by two crew mem-
bers.
On April 27, the awards
ceremony takes place at 2
p.m. at the Doubletree Grand
Key Resort on South
Roosevelt Boulevard.
If there is inclement weath-


er or winds are below 3 mph,
the regatta will become a two-
day race with an overnight
stop at Sombrero Beach in
Marathon, and finish at
Smathers Beach April 27
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probably against Gulliver. Both
district finalists go on to play in
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Coral Shores tuned up for the
district by beating Dade
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lar season Friday.
The Lady Hurricanes broke a
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Chelsea Russell picked up the
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"Chelsea was our star at the
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Black scores another 5K victory


-Upper Keys
runner tops
Earth Day,
Richard Black of Tavernier,
already the title holder for many
'-f this season's road races
Keyswide, added another
Saturday when he won the Earth
Day 5K Run/Walk through Key
__kedtee


West.
Black, a Coral Shores High
School graduate who's also a
champion angler, finished in 17
minutes, 43 seconds. Previously,
he won the No Name Race 5K
and KAIR 10K in Marathon.
Among women Saturday, the
winner was Julianne Welzien of
Sugarloaf Key in 21:18. Five
other members of the Welzian
family also won their age divi-
sions, the top three runners in
which follow.


IFemale
10 under: 1. Jane Welzien,
Sugarloaf Key, 27:03; 2. Regan


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Durkin, Marathon, 31:24.
11 to 14: 1. Priscilla
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 22:37;
2. Robyn Deroche, Key West,
29:07; 3. JessaUllom, Key West,
30:17.
+ 15 to 19: 1. Georgia
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 25:57;
2. Stephanie Tallant, Rock Hill,
S.C., 26:39.
20 to 29: 1. Abigail White,
Key West, 21:28; 2. Ann Goble,
Key West, 28:03; 3. Sammy
Levin, Key West, 28:26.
30 to 39: 1. Rachel
Baillargeon, Cudjoe Key, 23:31;
2. Sarah Williams, Key West,
24:12; 3. Tracy McDonald, Big
Pine Key, 24:13.
40 to 49: 1. Lilla


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Whiteside, Key West, 23:06; 2.
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*" 50 to 59: 1. Mira Bedo,
Tavernier, 24:12; 2. Karen
Schievelbein, Key West, 34:56;
3. Deborah Rothstein, Key West,
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60 to 69: 1. Pamela
Beudreau, Mansfield, Mass.,
27:45; 2. Patricia Lenny, Key
West, 35:26; 3. Ann Rawnsley,
Marathon, 35:33.
Walkers: 1. Lizzette
Ramos, Big Pine Key, 39:22; 2.
Yvonne Black, Tavernier, 39:54;
3. Kelly Pollack, Key West,
42:44.
Male
10 and under: 1. Connor
Chaney, Key West, 26:02.
11 to 14: 1. Billy Welzien,
Sugarloaf Key, 21:17; 2. Riley
Durkin, Marathon, 23:36; 3.
Justin Hamilton, Key West,
24:04.
15 to 19: 1. Jason Patchett-
Gillis, Key West, 18:10; 2.,
Ricky Hatch, Key West, 19:29;
3. Joe Mirenda, Tavernier, 21:36.
+ 20 to 29: 1. Brian Thomas,


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30 to 39: 1. Dave Claing,
Key West, 20:55; 2. Jason
Pavlica, Key West, 21:26; 3.
Christopher Schulz, Key West;
22:49.
40 to 49: 1. Chris Knight,
Brandon, 21:46; 2. Graham
Savage, Big Pine Key, 22:29; 3.
Colby Fisher, Key West, 24:53.
50 to 59: 1. William
Welzien, Summerland Key,
22:38; 2. Edward Healy, Key
West, 23:19; 3. Evan Snitkoff,
Big Pine Key, 24:46.
60 to 69: 1. Richard
Breese, Big Pine Key, 25:48; 2.
Wayne Landrum, Big Pine Key,
25:55; 3. Robert Douville, Key
West, 27:47.
70 and over: 1. Louis
Derogatis, Key West, 26:10; 2.
Terry Doughtry, Key West,
35:48; 3. Francis Masat, Key
West, 36:31.
Walkers: 1. Seigy Scholz,
Tavernier, 38:41; 2. Donn
Rubino, Big Pine Key, 42:54; 3.
Robert Milne, Cudjoe Key,
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Canes, Fins to play


BASEBALL / From 26

had hit a pop fly that pitcher
Thomas Prescott had difficulty
camping under. The ball hit the
ground and then spun into foul
territory. Given a reprieve, the
senior shortstop hit the next
pitch out of the park.
The third Conch hitting star
was first baseman Nolan
Thomas, who drove in two runs
with a single and a triple.
The Key West offensive


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explosion was complemented
nicely by the pitching of Blayne
Weller, who struck out nine bat-
ters in four innings to win his
second game of the season and
his first in almost two months.
P.J. Arencibia came in to pitch a
scoreless fifth.
Prescott had seven strikeouts
for St. Brendan but couldn't find
the plate in the fourth after giv-
ing up a leadoff single to Cole
Harrison. He. walked three bat-
ters and the Conchs, after a bunt
single by Andrew Rodriguez and
an error, had increased their lead
to 7-0 and still had the bases
loaded.
The Sabres brought in Guido
Areola to pitch, and that was just
fine with Kyle Lepine.
Key West will close the regu-
lar season at home against
Marathon at 8 p.m. Friday. Then
on Monday night at Rex Weech
Field, the Conchs will play
either St. Brendan or Reagan in
the district tournament. The
tourney will continue next
Wednesday and conclude the
following night.


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Keys Fishing


Wednesday, April 16,2008,
KEYNOTER M1


Offshore
All the charter captains
are waiting for the first push
of big dolphin, but as of this
writing it still has not hap-
pened: charters are running
offshore and getting only
school dolphin.
There have been some
big blackfin tuna seen sky-
rocketing flying fish on the
Islamorada Hump, so if one
would take a well full of
pdchards and chum them up.
there could be great rewards.
But look out, as there are
some very large tiger sharks
on the hump right now.

Reefs
The king mackerel are
still biting very well off the
Alligator Reef Lighthouse.
Charters are slow trolling
live cigar minnows just off
the bottom in 100 to 140
feet of water.
Anglers on a few boars
out of Bud "n Mary's Marina
in Islamorada found a pow-
denr color change just off
the reef this w eek and the
sailfish were tailing down
sea eating baits along the
way. Several charters record-
ed multiple sailfish releases.
each as the sails scoffed up
live baits tossed at them.

Gulf, bay
It sure would be nice to
get a gulf report. but most
guides have switched to tar-
pon mode these day s,
although there are some
guys fishing the area adja-
cent to the gulf in the outer
ba\ and catching good man-
grove snapper and some
trout. The mangroves love
the hot water and the temps
are consistently in the upper
70s.

Flats, backcountry
The sea-trout catching
does not get any better.
Many guides are having
their clients use the-old stan-
dard popping cork with
shrimp, and it's productive.
But the jig with a smokN
soft tail produces very well.
too.

Brad Hardin_
www.lslamorada
SportFishing.com


Book is 'Aptely' titled


Angler recounts
his colorful
life history

Stuart Apte's life is one right
out of a Jack London novel. If
you've heard just a handful of his
stories, you would think
Hollywood script writers embel-
lished somewhat for the purpose
of larger audiences ejecting
out of airplanes, near-death expe-
riences, hijacking a jet, overcom-
ing all odds fighting two forms of
cancer. Oh, and the many fish
stories.
The thing is, stories are usual-
ly fiction
and fiction
doesn't nor-
mally come
with pic-
tures as
f they do
with Apte's
s elf-titled


Apte



fly fishing. Not just an outstand-
ing caster, but fisherman, guide,
ambassador, spokesman, busi-
nessman, friend and conserva-
tionist. Apte has been sought out
for TV shows, radio interviews,
advice, articles, editing and trou-t
bleshooting the world over.
He's quick to point out that the
book is not an autobiography, but
more so his memoirs. The stories
are told in the present tense so
readers feel they are in the cock-
pit with him as he is ejecting out
of a Panther jet or straining hard
while trying to control a vaulting
230-pound tarpon boatside.
The memoirs start with Apte's
mother nine months pregnant and
traverse through to present day,
not leaving one grass flat uncov-
ered along the way.
Here are some of the memo-
ries shared by Apte in "Of Wind
and Tides:"
The first rod he ever picked
up was a bait-casting outfit that
came with a level wind reel. It
was given to him in 1942 by his
next-door neighbor in Miami,
who was a retired Texas ranger.
The rod was a custom-made split


OF WIND








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bamboo bait-casting outfit, not a
fly rod like everyone would have
believed.
Apte spent the summers
from 1942 on in Key Largo,
where they would gig lobster
from the side of the road and
chunk it up for bait to use to catch
mangrove snappers weighing
more than 6 pounds.
Apte has fished on six of the
seven continents. Antarctica is
the lone continent he hasn't
fished, although he was very
close to it on the south island of
New Zealand.
In one chapter, Apte speaks
of how he thought he was going
to be fired from Pan Am and put,
in the federal pen. He led a
mutiny and hijacking of a jet that
was commanded by a pilot unfit
for flight as Apte sat as co-pilot.
A story that seems to grow
more mythical as the years go by
is of Apte and Key Wester Ralph
Delph hooking and fighting a
200-pound-plus tarpon on fly,
only to lose the fish after having
two shots to gaff. Delph and Apte
estimated the fish to be more than


230 pounds. The story is one of
the most tragic, funny, gratifying
and heartbreaking to hear. This
story alone is worth the cost of
the book.
Apte admitted he feels "Of.
Wind and Tides" is a little bit of
him wanting to leave a legacy
behind and more of a calling for
him to document his life.
"I've had such a fantastic life
that even if I would have died 10
years ago, it still would have been
fantastic," he says. "I would hope
that readers could glean a little
help in their life and how to go
about enjoying more of it from
my stories. I didn't have that rude
awakening until eight years ago
when I was diagnosed with two
severe types of cancer."
I asked, "Between your love
affair with flying and fishing,
where does your heart lie?"
"Fish, fish, fish," he says exuber-
antly.
-To get a limited-edition copy
of Apte's memoirs, send an e-
mail to OfWindAnd2Tides@
bellsouth.net.


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

April 25 to 27: Big
Boys Off-Shore Charity
Fishing Tournament. Key -7
Largo. Anglers pursue dol-
phin fish, one of the most
beautiful and plentiful fish
of the offshore waters of
the Keys. 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 1 to 3: 42nd
Annual Marathon
International Tarpon
Tournament. Marathon.
This all-release event is
one of the longest-running
tournaments 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.
May 9 and 10: 32nd
annual Ladies Tarpon -
Tournament. Marathon.
Women compete in this
all-release tournament to
catch tarpon in one of the
longest-running tourna-
ments in the Keys. Contact
Dave Navarro at 743-6139,
e-mail worldclassan@ "
comcast.net or write to
5050 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050.
May 16 to 18:
Coconuts Dolphin
Tournament. Key Largo.
One of the largest-drawing
tournaments in South
Florida, this challenge
named for a Key Largo
restaurant pits anglers
against dolphin fish.
Contact Charles Mountain
at (561) 741-1124, e-mail
mountainllll@aol.com or
write to RO. Box 2648, Key
Largo, FL 33037.


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Florida Keys daily tides
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about it at
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Here we are in the middle of
April, with the dolphin just start-
ing in good along with the tar-
pon.
It's hard to decide which way
to go for big fish. The thing is,
you might not have the best luck
going after the big ones; the
smaller ones may be the best
catch to cook.
This is the time the snapper
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reef to
spa wn;
there's a
good influx
of large
... yellowtail
e along the
S. reef line
doing the
same. The
worst thing
about this
time of
Dave Navarro year is to
decide
what you will go for when you
leave the dock.
Here's some help: If you are
anything like me, do it all. And
there is a way; it all depends on
your stamina.
After growing up here and
fishing these waters all of my
life, it would be simple to say
that I was tired of it. There is


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nothing further from the truth. I
love to fish and anyone who
knows me is aware of that. The
biggest problem with me is,
knowing when to quit. I've been
known to fish until I drop lit-
erally (a 20-hour fishing day is
common with me). If this is not
for you, try this to cover it all:
If you are an early riser,
head to the bridge with either
some mullet you have acquired
or some pinfish and hit the tar-
pon action at sunrise, then head
offshore for the early dolphin
action.
If that is- successful or it's
apparent there isn't much going
on in this venue, head to the reef
for some mangrove or yellowtail
fishing. Don't pass up the late
action just off the reef if the
birds are working for dolphin or
wahoo.
If you don't like to get
going early, head offshore first,
around 10 a.m. or so, and see
what the dolphin are doing. If
they're not doing much, come
back to the reef or Hawk
Channel for some almost-guar-
anteed dinner fish and then head
to your favorite bridge channel
for the tarpon, with a quick stop
at your dock for a mullet deliv-
ery from your favorite supplier


you had set up prior to your
departure.
Fish the bridge channels
for tarpon when you get out for
an hour or two, head into the bay
for some snapper and grouper
action, load up oh pinfish while
you are there, and return to the
bridge channels in the afternoon
for the late tarpon bite.
Add on to any of these plans
evening fishing on the reef for
the really good snapper bite and
you will have to do some serious
explaining to any non-fishing
spouse. But what the heck? This
is why you are fishing this time
of year anyway (after all, this is
why we have Daylight Saving
Time, so we could fish longer).
Bottom line: It's all available
this time of year and it is a sin
not to take advantage of all of
the opportunities.
One fishery that has really
taken off has been swordfish.
This is traditionally done well
offshore in the evenings but as of
late, it has been discovered you
can also get them in the daytime.
It's not only exciting just to be
out there, but when you hook up
one of these phenomenal fight-
ers, it can be the thrill of a life-:
time. Pound for pound, they are
just about the best fight you can


get in the ocean.
Rigging up for these beasts as
well as having the proper gear
for fishing well offshore at nigh
is not as big of a deal as you may
think. Plus, many of the anglers
that venture out to do this will
set up with another boat or two
for the trip, which gives you the
security of safety in" numbers.
At 6 pai. Thursday at our
Marine Educational Center at
mile marker 50 bayside, our free
fishing seminar will be on fish-
ing for just about everything you
can think of. We will cover all of
the topics of fishing in the Keys,
as it is our last seminar of the
season. It will be a good time for
all.
PS: Both the Marathon
International Tarpon
Tournament and the Ladies
Tarpon Tournament are coming
soon. The International is May 1,
2 and 3 and the Ladies will be
held-May 9 and 10. For informa-
tion, give mine a call or drop by
(don't just hear the rumors from
these events be one)."

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











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S..lle: Serw,:e anti Ihr.sallation
Viil our Li-,:inr CLnrer ,MM 53
Marathon e 305-743-7130
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Keys Audio Video Connection
HDTV S Surround SOunil
Insiallalion and Sales
305-731-6031



Key Largo Motor Cars
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Business/Residential Solutions
Microsoft Certified
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Servers-PCs-Software-Training
Wireless Networks-Cabeling-etc.
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Cell: 1-305-481-0611



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Middle Keys 305-240-0817
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CLASSIFICATION INDEX
CEMENTS E- -'E SALES
110 Legal Notices 810 Homes For Sale
120 Fictitious Names 812 Mobile Homes For Sale
130 Lost & Found 825 Condo/Duplex For Sale
170 Personals
180 Free Items 845 Other Florida For Sale
190 Miscellaneous 860 Out Of State For Sale
h1ENT 880 Lots/Acreage For Sale
0 ...is 890 Business Property For Sale
260 General/Miscellaneous 895 Miscellaneous
265 Heallhcare 895 Miscellaneous
270 OHlice/Clerical
275 Professional 1150 Power Boats
280 Restaurants/Bars/Hotels 1160 Sailboats
285 Situations Wanted
1170 Outboard/Inboard Engines
1180 Dock Rentals/Sales
330 Business Services 1190 Miscellaneous
360 Professional Services
gfH DISE TrATION
_S -1350 Automobile
515 Antiques/Colleclibles 1360 Mopeds/Motorcycles
525 Auctions
545 Yard Sale/Flea Market 1370 Trucks/SUVs/Vans
575 Pets 1380 Campers/Recreational Vehicles
590 Miscellaneous 1390 Miscellaneous

610 Business Opportunities
620 Money To Loan
690 Miscellaneous
ATE RENTALS
710 Homes For Rent
712 Mobile Homes For Rent
725 Apt/Condo/Duplex For Rent
740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent -
745 Other Florida For Rent
750 Vacation Renlals
760 Out Of State For Rent
790 Business Property For Rent
795 Miscellaneous

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100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
Legal Notices

No.6160000
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.
2008-DR-492-K

Judge:
, DONNYTRAN,
Petitioner,
v..
VAN THI NHATTHU,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: VAN THI NHAT
THU
Last Known address
17122 Starfish Lane W.
Sugarloaf, FL 33042
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it
DONNY TRAN, whose
address is c/o VICTORIA
MCFAYDEN, P.A., 300
SOUTHARD STREET,
STE 106, KEY WEST,
FLORIDA, 33040, on or
before May 5, 2008 and
file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, FL 33040, before
service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a de-
fault may be entered
against you for the re-
lief demanded in the
petition.

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

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

WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


110
Legal Notices
law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of
documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

By: Riza Tabag
Deputy Clerk

Dated 03/26/08
Publish April 2, 9,16,23,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.6465200
NOTICE Pursuantto the
provision of Chapter
194.035(1) of the Florida
Statutes, the Clerk of the
Value Adjustment Board
is now accepting appli-
cations from individu-
als who are willing and
qualified to serve as
Special Magistrate for
the purpose of taking tes-
timony and making rec-
ommendations to the
Board.
A special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues of
exemptions and classifi-
cations shall be a mem-
ber of The Florida Bar
with no less than 5 years'
experience in the area of
ad valorem taxation. A
special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues re-
garding the valuation of
real estate shall be a
state certified real estate
appraiser with notless
than 5 years' experience
in real property valuation.
A special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues re-
garding the valuation of
tangible personal proper-
ty shall be a designated
member of a nationally
recognized appraiser's
organization with not less
than 5 years' experience
in tangible personal prop-
erty valuation.
Please forward resume
to:
Danny L. Kolhage

Clerk to the Value
Adjustment Board
PO Box 1980

CALLCLASSIFIED 743-5551


110
Legal Notices

Key West FL
33041-1980
*Deadline for submis-
sion is June 15, 2008

Publish April 5, 9, 12,16,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7251800
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION

The vehicles listed below
will be sold at public auc-
tion at All Keys Towing,
711 Largo Road, Key
Largo, Florida 33037 at
8:00 AM on May 5, 2008,
in accordance to Florida
Statute Section 713.78
for unpaid towing & stor-
age.
1. 1987 HONDA CIVIC
VIN#
1HGEC4633HA033863
Publish April 16, 2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

170
Personals
Diver with boat seeks
1 diver to wreck dive
during the week.
305-905-9940

200
EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous
BIG PINE KEY FISHING
LODGE is looking to fill a
PT Front Desk Position.
Hours are 2:30 pm to
9:15 pm Fri, Sat, Sun.
872-2351
Cheerful Energetic
phone/counter person for
Snorkel boat. Live in
Marathon a MUST. Call
305-731-3386
Child Care Worker
needed for busy Pre-
School. Experienced
preferred. 743-3517
CONVENIENCE STORE
CASHIER. Evenings &
weekends a must. 32-40
hours per week. Apply at
Sunshine Key Resort,
MM 39.872-2217
Dock Master wanted,
Pancho's Fuel Dock,
full-time. Call Emily for
more information
305-743-2281
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


&ka511 1 III


more information. 305-289-4101.
Drug Free Workplace & EOE


A r~ 16200 Clasifeds.305743555


The Keynoter 35


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA

Proe P.an 3u, 7c 3 Oi soj

CITY OF MARATHON
INVITATION TO BID SALE OF SURPLUS VEHICLE

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Marathon, Florida, until 2:00 p:m.-eon
Wednesday, April 23rd for the sale of the following surplus vehicle:

1989 Peterbuilt/Emergency One Tanker Pumper
VIN # IXPZL59X6KD704273

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 EMERGENCY ONE TANKER PUMLPER". All bids wilr-He
publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 pm on Wedne>day. April 23rd, or as soon as
possible thereafter at City Hall. The Vehicle can be seen by appointment at Florida Keys
Towing, 1620 Overseas Hwy. (305) 289-7301.

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. 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 Per City of Marathon Resolution
2008-26 Published Keynoter 4/12/08, 4/16/08 and 4/19/08





- www.keynoter.com


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
B Phone: 305" 743-00o33


INVITATION TO BID

All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed bids for the "CITY OF
MARATHON LITTLE VENICE 'PHASE II' STORMWATER AND PAVING PROJECT."

The construction of this project consists of labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the
installation of the following:
CONTRACT 1:

S1. Approximately 4,900 linear feet of HDPE stormwater pipe, underdrains, laterals, and
associated fittings, appurtenances, wells and drainage structures as shown on the plans; and

2. Approximately 40,000 square yards of 1-inch thick asphalt road overlay.

The Project is located on the Gulf side between 107th Street and 113th Street.

Bid documents may be examined at City Hall Annex, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida. Bid
documents may also be examined and obtained online at www.demandstar.com. All bids must be
submitted in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on or before May 20th. 2008 at 2:00 PM local time.
Any bids received after 2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted.
Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Bids submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas
Highway on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for bids not properly marked.

Prospective bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as
set forth in Section 4.1 of Document 00100, Instructions to Bidders.

Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany the B&'in
accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held' on April 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM in City of Marathon Fire Station
Conference Room, located at 8900 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The purpose of the Pre-Bid
Conference is to discuss the contents of this Invitation to Bid and Bidder's inquiries.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, except timely submission
of bids, in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids or to take any other such actions that may be deemed
in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to bidders, the City does not bind itself to.accept
the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment
of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.
Published Keynoter 4/5/08,4/16/08 and 4/26/08.


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Classifieds 305-743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
EXPERIENCED
CAPTAIN w/ divemaster
or SCUBA instructor
certification needed at
Tilden's SCUBA Center
at Marathon. Please
call 305-743-7255 for
interview.
FISHING GUIDES
WANTED S.E. Alaska
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
infovyesbay.com
FT Routeperson for
Marathon vending co.
M/F. Reliable a must:
Clean driving record.
Bondable. Moderate lift-
ing. Will train. Some
mech. ability helpful. Ref-
erences required. Call
Harry 305-289-7886.
Housekeeper needed at
Lime Tree Bay Resort on
Long Key. Must be de-
pendable and have own
trans. Call 305-664-4740
HOUSEKEEPER
needed, full time. Apply
at Sunshine Key Resort,
MM 39.872-2217
GALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Maintenance Tech for
3rd Generation Plumbing
Mechanical and electrical
experience helpful.
305-743-4245
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.
PART TIME
BABYSITTER
needed please call
256-749-7149 MTHN
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General- .
Miscellaneous
PRE-SCHOOL Teacher
needed, Exp Req.
Top pay and Benefits.
(305)743-7165.
RESORT HELP
Dockhand,
Housekeeping, Front
Desk, Reservations,
General Maintenance.
Immediate openings.
305-797-1707
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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.
I


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

All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed bids for the "CITY OF
MARATHON SERVICE AREA 5 WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER PROJECT."
The construction of this project consists of labor, materials and. equipment necessary to complete the
installation of the following:
CONTRACT 1: (Engineer's cost of construction estimate: $21,400,000 to $22,760,000)
1. approximately 87,160 linear feet of SDR 21 vacuum main, vacuum pits, branch
connections, laterals, cleanouts and associated fittings, valves, and appurtenances as
shown on the plans;
2. approximately 43,232 linear feet of stormwater piping, ditches, underdrains, drainage
structures, injection wells and associated appurtenances as shown on the plans.
The Project is located from the west side of Vaca Cut, both ocean and gulf sides, up to and including 60th
Street and all the areas north of the airport including Stirrup Key.
Bid documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida. Bid documents
may also be examined and obtained online at www.demandstar.com. All bids must be submitted in
sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on or before May 20th, 2008 at 2:00 PM local time. Any bids
received after 2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted.
Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Bids submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas
Highway on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for bids not properly marked.
Prospective bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as
se fonrth in Section 4.1 of Document 00100, Instructions to Bidders.
Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany the Bid in
accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Marathon Fire
Station #14, located at 8900 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The purpose of the Pre-Bid
Conference is to discuss the contents of this Invitation to Bid and Bidder's inquiries.
The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, except timely submission
of bids, in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids or to take any other such actions that may be deemed
in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to bidders, the City does not bind itself to accept
the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment
of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.
Published Keynoter 4/5/08, 4/16/08 and 4/26/08.


260 General *
Miscellaneous
Retirees Dream Job
Do you like to talk to
people in person and on
the phone? Full health
benefits, hourly pay, plus
bonus. Travel benefits.
Work in a relaxed resort
atmosphere. Call Gene,
743-0057
Sales P/T, F/T, top com.
sales exp & dependable
transportation required.
Retirees welcome. Blue
Water Boats. 872-3123
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 forwatersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945
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CALL CLASSIFIED 143-5bb1 CALL CLASSHILUF 143-5bb1

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

*Medical Assistant /
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dentist
*Dental Assistant
-Dental Hygienist
*Outreach Worker
*Environmental Worker

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


.*
An Equal Opportunity Employer


Coral Reef Park Co.

John Pennekamp Division

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

PT Snack Bar

PT Canoe/Kayak

Rental Clerk

Benefits Available!
Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, 401K

Please call Mon. or Wed. 1-3

305-451-6301


April 16, 2008









Anrll n6. 2008'


270
Office Clerical
FRONT DESK CLERK
F/T, weekends a must.
Apply at Sunshine Key
Resort, MM 39. 872-2217
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.
P/T Help Needed For
law office in Marathon.
Up to 25 hrs/wk. Office
exp. and computers skills
req'd. Law office exp. a
plus. Sal. nego., based
on exp. Call 743-8118

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


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


WELL ESTABLISHED
Marathon Law firm,
seeks Full Time Probate
Secretary. Exc. Benefits.
Call 305-743-6022

GET A JOB
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employment section
of the Keynoter Classifieds.


* Registered Nurses

* Nurse Manager O.R.

* Phlebotomist

* Physical Therapist

* Nuclear Medicine Tech

* Admitting Clerk

* Patient Account Representative

* Housekeeper (evening shift)

Physician's Practice Management

* Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)

* Medical Assistant (Float)

* Receptionist (Marathon)

Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 743-3962
Email: Michele.Teller@ffi.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com





H 0 S P I T A L
3301 O0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


275
Professional
AD AGENCY SEEKS
Upper Keys Graphic
Designer. Must have
Adobe exp. Brochures,
ads, etc. 305-522-3671
ATTENTION! PRE-
LICENSING REAL
ESTATE COURSE
May 19-27, 9am to 5 pm.
Course conducted by
Dan Licata at The Florida
Keys Training Co., Inc.,
11100 Overseas Hwy.,
Marathon, MM53. Call
305-743-9310 to register.
$100 Reservation
Deposit is required to
secure you place.
How Does This Sound?
Work 8-1,5 days per
week, full health benefits.
Opportunity to make 6
figure income. Job
requires: Real estate
license, good attitude
and willingness to learn.
Call Warren, 743-0057
STAFF WRITER
The Reporter seeks a
full-time staff writer to
report on local issues in
the Upper Keys.
Assignments will include
spot news, features and
special event coverage.
Degree in journalism or
related field, experience
in news reporting,
knowledge of PCs, AP
style and local
government preferred.
Staff position includes
salary, paid vacation,
benefits, mileage and
expense reimbursement.
The Reporter is a
McClatchy Company
newspaper.
To be considered, send a
resume and 2-3 writing
samples to dgoodhue@
keysreporter.com or fax
to (305) 852-0199.
Successful candidates
must pass background
and drug screenings.
.See The Reporter on
the Web at
www.keysreporter.com.
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels

DESK CLERK
needed, part time.
Math skills necessary.
KCB Motel 289-0411
FRONT DESK/
RESERVATIONIST
PT 12-16 hrs perweek.
Apply at Continental Inn.
1121W. Ocean Dr. KCB
289-0101
HOUSEKEEPER
needed, Gulf View
Resort, Grassy Key.
Sat and Sun. Salary
based on exp. 289-1414


Housekeeper Part Time
Mon. &Tues. Flamingo
Inn, Grassy Key,
MM59.3. Call 289-1478

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
NOW
HIRING
Food Runners/Bussers
Call 305-395-0024

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales.
Flea Markets
BIG PINE KEY FLEA
MARKET MM 30.5
Open 8am-2pm
Sat & Sun
New vendors welcome
MOVING SALE every-
thing must go Sat and
Sun, April 19, 20.8:00-?
90551 Overseas Hwy.,
SAT APRIL 19TH
8:30-3:00
LITTLE PALM ISLAND'S
gift shop yard sale,
MM28.5 Ocean Side.
SAT APRRIL 19TH
8-2. Vacation Rental
Sale. Home Furnishing,
Furn. Art work, gym
equip. Great Stuff in
Great Shape.
11095 5th Ave. Ocean
(end of 111th St.)
575
Pets

Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924
590
Miscellaneous
CHEST FREEZER,
Frigidaire, New,
13.8 cu/ft. will deliver
$325 303-301-5925
frozartimsn.com
Deli Equip. for sale
Good Condition
All electric
305-451-0714
DISHWASHER
Maytag, like new.
White. $200.
Call 942-1813.
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances: 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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


Classifieds 305-743-5551


Andl 16 20081-


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.

ERTIFIED ~ ~ BEAIRHA -HTC-F


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Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
>r fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.acmk.orQ. EEOC/DFWP


600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities

EXC BUSINESS OPP
Well Estab. Motorcycle
Business. Turnkey oper-
ation. Exc. Location on
US 1 w/ all traffic going to
Key West right by your
door. In Marathon, the
center of the Florida
Keys. Owned and man-
aged by young elderly
couple, ready to retire.
Serious Inq. only,
305-743-6600
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn 305-743-4603

700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A DUCK KEY Annual
rental. Furn/unfurn. Pris-
tine 3/2 near Club Duck
Key. $2300/mo. Owner/
Broker 631-255-4644.
Affordable WATER-
FRONT HOMES! 1-3
BR's, some w/dockage,
most with views starting
at $750 mo. 872-2750.
BIG PINE KEY
4 BR, 2BA home.
Canalfront. $2200/mo.
Call Linda 305-395-2334.
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 Newly redecorated
& furnished. Canalfront
2/2 home in Eden Pines.
$1800 + utilities. Call
484-269-3772
CONTRACTORS
WELCOME
MM 23,3/2 Cudjoe Key,
nice waterfront home,
close to Key West and
Reef Fishing. Fully furn.
for your big family or work
crew. Short or Long term.
305-619-0088
DUCK KEY-Brand New
Home, 3/2 $3000/mo,
F/L/S. 305-378-0779 or
786-251-5717


ISLAMORADA 2/1
COTTAGES, completely
renovated, boat ramp
and pool, off street park-
ing. $1350/month.
Call Rose Sanchez,
CENTURY 21, All Keys,
Inc. 305-395-0383
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


710
Homes for Rent
Islamorada MM 74.
2/1, Bayside, Quiet,
$1,300/mo/Yr Lease.
F/L/S Ron 954-325-8113
wininbiz.com/rental.php
KCB 13TH ST. 312,
2350 sq. ft. annual lease,
F/L/S, Avail. NOW,
$4000/mo plus util.
305-360-7968
KCB 2/2 single family
stilt, 75' dock, private
pool with spa, storage,
covered parking. Long
term. 305-289-0064
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.
$1125/mo incl electric&
cable. 305-776-7863
KEY LARGO PARK
MM101 3/1, Corner Lot,
Fenced yard $1500/mo
F/L/S 305-793-8476 or
305-896-5225
Century 21 Global
LARGE 3/2, ON DEEP
Canal on Cudjoe Key,
Central Air, Dock, Deck,
Storage Room,
$1150/mo,
305-745-6542
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 2/1,
LR,DR, KIT, w/d hook up,
Avail. May 1 .$1350/mo
F/L/US. 743-5623
Marathon 2BR/2BA
+ office, fully furn, pool,
jacuzzi, 2-car garage,
W/D, ocean view, pet
considered, fully fenced,
landscape & pool serv
incl $2250 mo +utils. 1 yr
lease. F/L/S Avail 6/1
305-289-1027
MARATHON 3/2
On Canal w/ pool, Avail.
May 15th. $2400/mo,
F/L/S, 481-0736 or
289-1888
MARATHON 3bd, 2.5 ba
Fully furnished.
$3500/mo.
Call Dave 305-731-5521
MARATHON
LONG TERM
2/2 On Canal. $1700/mo
3/2 Dry Lot. $1500/mo
2/2 Dry Lot. $1400/mo
All are Furnished.
Call 305-743-8328
MARATHON NEWLY
built, 3/3, w/pool,
$1750/mo, plus util.
lease option poss.
305-726-6071
MM 100 O/S Key Largo
2BR/2BA, furn, W/D, lots
of parking $1500 +utils.
305-394-7838
MM 103 2/2, dock &
davits. No smoking or
pets. Annual-lease..
$1800 mo F/L/S
305-619-0650


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710
Homes for Rent


WaterfrontJA
MM 103.5 3/2 bayfrotit,
furnished, 100' seawall,
davits, spectacular view.
12 mo lease. $2500 per
mo. Call 305-433-8261.
Email: mbi@iplu.com
MM 90 PKC. 3/2 CBS,
newly remodeled.
$1,800 mo. F/L/S. Avail-
able June 1st. 451-4555
MM63-CONCH KEY 4;
1/1 Furniture and Utilities
furnished. On water.
$950/mo. F/L/S
305-289-1127
MTHN-1st Month Free
Renovated 3/2 w/open
water views, 75'dock on
deep canal, $2150 +
.$500 Sec. dep. Call
305-731-6739
MTHN 2/1 on canal open
to gulf, tropical fenced
yard. Walk to stores,
theatre, restaurant.
$1400.305-304-7874



MTHN 2B, 2B Stilt canal
home, 50' dock, dp wtr
canal, w/d, small pet ok.
$1900 yrly Is F/L/S. Furn.
or not. 321-412-1161
RAMROD KEY 2bd, 2ba
Deep water canal with
dockage, no bridges.
W/D, covered parking.
$1500 mo. No petsd
954-803-4051
WATERFRONT 1 BD.
NO Smok/pets, W/D,
$1200/mo; F/L/S incl. util
& cable. Dock Rental
Avail. 305-393-6294
3/3 Tavernier, new, ss
apple, Irg decks, water
view, quiet street,dock
space avail. $2000 mo.
Call Linda 954-557-3179

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


KEY LARGO 2/1.5, ON
WATER completely
renovated, New Kitchen,
Naw Tile, New Appl. NO
pets, Call John or Kay
451-3929 F/L/S
LITTLE TORCH KEY
$1100/mo + util.
Escroe Req.
305-394-5766 or
305-849-0507
LITTLE TORCH KEY
Canal front
2*edroom. Like new.
Call 395-1876
Marathon 1/1.5 Canal
front, furn, dock, clean.
$950/mo + utils. Refs +
credit check. 6 mo lease.
305-743-0222. Avail now
MARATHON 1/1, -
No pets, No smoking,
30 ft. dock, $900/mo
+ until. F/L/S.
305-289-9777

A---rismirloi,
Marathon 2/2,
Fully Furnished,
$1200/mo. + Electric.
F/E/S. Ref. Required.
305-731-4656
MARATHON SMALL
1/1 Keys RV Park.
$750/mo + util.
305-394-5766 escroe
req. Free cable.
MM 103 BAYSIDE 3/2
newly renovated on ca-
nal, new 12 K bs, boat lift
$1800/mo.
305-790-4285
Mthn 1 bd mobile home.
Lg screened porch. $750
mo incl water & sewer.
Call Kitty Whalton owner/
agent, 305-289-6510
RV LOT FOR RENT
Avail. NOW'. Year round
poss. $675/mo + elec.
Water, Sewer & Cable
inc. Direct Ocean
access. Docks avail.
305-289-2172 MTHN
SHARE A HOUSE, NO
Smoke/Drinking inside,
No pets. $150/wk. Walk
to Shopping
305-731-5475 MTHN
725 Apt- Condo -
Duplex for Rent
A BEAUTIFUL AND
Peaceful, canal front, 2/2,
2 story furn. 6 car parking
W/D MM 68, owner/agent
$1395/mo 772-971-6105
A BEAUT MTHN EFF.
priv ent secluded, W/D
$980/mo inc util F/S, One
year lease. 923-9616 or
617-905-8742
All Tiled unfurn., 2 bdrm,
screened porch. Recent
updates. Quiet Marathon
area. $1,275/mo. yrly.
Lease. Waterfront Spe-
cialists. (305) 743-0644.

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with the Keynoter's
classified section.
743-5551


ANNUAL RENTAL AT
BONEFISH TOWERS
1 bdrm., 1.5 bath condo
overlooking marina.
Pool, tennis court, beach,
exercise room, commu-
nity room, secure bldg.
with 2 elevators. On-site
manager. No pets. Call
305-743-0615.
Big Pine Key 1/1, furn.
apt., clean and quiet,
$750/mo + sec. dep.
very priv. Street ends on
ocean call 508-472-8626
CONCH KEY 2/1, Large
ground floor, immed.
avail. $1100/mo + util.
F/L/S. 305-619-2828
COZY MTHN EFF. Furn.
Ig. pool, all new,
$800/mo, incl. util.
NO PETS/SMOKING
305-975-6152


DUCK KEY.
Available 8/15, 3 bed-
room 2 bath, canal front,
pool, long term.-
$2500/month plus utili-
ties. Call 289-7567
.Duplex: Islamorada 2/1
newly remodeled $1295.
MM 90 PKC 2/1 CBS
$1200. Apt: MM 92 111
$775. All FIL/S. Yearly.
305-451-4555

Waterfront
HAWK'S CAY 2BR/2BA
Summer Special
$2400/mo plus util. Fur-
nished 423-791-0129 or
bcquinnpbcdcpa.com
Islamorada 1 br, 1 ba apt
gulfside. Huge screened-
in porch. $850/mo. F/L/S.
Call 919-451-41.17
ISLAMORADA DIRECT
OCEAN FRONT 1/1 fully
furn. $1200/mo + util.
F/L/S 305-731-5042
KCB 2/2, half duplex.
W/D, on canal, furnished,
$1400/month, F/L/S.
305-849-1299
LITTLE TORCH KEY
Waterfront apt. furn. nice,
MM28.5, $1100/mo, plus
util, 941-725-4488
LONG KEY Comfy effcy
apt. On canal. 6 or 12 mo
lease. $750/mo. F/L/S..
Marsha Martin, Coldwell
Banker Schmitt R.E.
-305-289-6522
Marathon 10883 7th Ave
2/1, upstairs.
$1125/mo.
305-289-0352
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean. Furn
or Unfurnished
$1000/mo F/S 304-8702
MARATHON 2/1 New
appliances. Tile floors &
bath. No pets. Quiet
street. $1250. F/L/S.
305-395-1687
MARATHON 2/2 TOWN-
HOUSE, Sombrero
Blvd., $1400/month, F/
L/S, 305-743-5972


MARATHON 2br town-
house w/2.5 ba, on
canal. New appls, close
walk to Sombrero Beach,
Pool. 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, 3BD/2.5
bath, Furnished, Dock,
Beach, pool, tennis
court, $2100/monthly,
F/L/S. Call 289-1322
MARATHON Annual
Rental 2bd/1ba, unfurn,
A/C, Covered Patio,
$990/mo. F/12th/S, No
pets, No smoking.
305-395-2095

RE Listing
Marathon APT. Large 2
br/1 ba all appl, W/D, util
inc. Large Covered
Porch, Canal Front.
$1550/mo.
305-923-6609
MARATHON cottages,
one bd. and studios, util
inc, some dockage,
$1350, $950 and
$650/mo. 393-1999
MARATHON
EFFICIENCY
$725/month & electric.
Call DD 305-289-6486
MARATHON FURN.
large studied, new cond.
tile, C/A, W/D, storage,
lower level $1000/mo.
(954)-599-7114
Marathon Half Duplex
2bd, 1ba. F/L/S. $1250.
Call Lela, owner/broker
305-395-0814
MARATHON Large 2BD,
recently remodeled, on
canal w/free boat slip.
$1275/mo + deposit.
305-481-4840
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800 -
Marathon Sea Watch
2bd master suite, luxury
condo, all amenities.
$2500/mo. + utils. F/L/S.
305-360-7968
MARATHON SM EFFIC
Unfurn. Use ofw/d. No
pets. $775/mo inc water/
elec. $300 dep. 743-7580
Marathon Sombrero Bch
Rd. Unfurn 2/1.5, 2 story,
canal w/dockage, heated
pool. Pets OK. Walking
distance to HS. $1500
mo, 6 mo min. F/L/S.
305-743-7995
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


MM 90, on canal.
2bdapt$1100 + utils.
1 bd apt $850 inc. util.-
Dockage available..
772-546-5855
MM 95.5 0/S 1/1 private,
quiet, covered parking,-
dock ocean view, jcuzzi,
internet, Sat tv, phone,
DW, WD, pet ok Short or
long term. 305-394-5854
MTHN 1/1 CONDO
Furn Inc EVERYTHING,
Cable, Water, Electric,
Dock, Pool, Tennis,
Waterfront and View.
$1395/mo, 731-5522
Sombrero Area Condo
2/2, furn, pool & dockage,
$1600+ Elec. F/L/S.
Leslie Caplan, American
Caribbean Real Estate.
305-743-6881
UNLIMITED BOATING
access on Vaca Cut. 1/2,
Lg Bedroom, Living Rm
Kitchen, patio doors, priv.
courtyard, nicely dec.
and furn. $1500/mo.
352-212-2022
740 Ropmmates -
Rooms for Rent
DUCK KEY- 313 YOUNG
Professional seeks
roommate that is
responsible and clean.
305-395-0425
ROOM FOR RENT
For Senior Client. Priv.
Room. Includes: Trans
Util, Food, Personal Care
(305)481-0611
SHARE 3/2 HOUSE,
must like cats, $800/mo
plus share util. 6mo/lease
min. 912-224-5898
750
Vacation Rentals
ISLAMORADA MM 74.5
2/1 Canal Home, 60ft
dock, ramp, furnished.
$1400 (305)281-6338
Key Colony Beach 2bd
oceanfront condo, sips 4.
Pool, fishing pier, private
beach, balcony. 2 week
minimum. 630-215-8126
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house off
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 2/2 large open
terrace with ocean views.
Fish from dock. Nicely
furnished. Avail now.
334-329-4786
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790 Business 790 Business
Property for Rent Property for Rent


A CENTRAL
LOCATION Marathon
remodeled office space
(675-1350 sf). Lots of
parking. Great rent price.
305-743-0689
Comm / Office / Retail
US 1 across from airport
entrance. 1100 sq ft
available. Call Suzanne
395-0053
COMMERCIAL SPACE
Avail. located between 2
big marina's in Key West.
1100 sq ft. $1200/mo.
F/L/S (305)292-0012
Islamorada MM 811400
sq. ft. of office space for
lease $1,500 mo. Equip-
ment & furnishings avail-
able. 305-522-5024

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


MARATHON, D'ASIGN
PLAZA call Terri at
D'asign Source Realty.
(305) 743-7130
MARATHON Office
space. Most Prestigious
in Marathon, 12701
Overseas Hwy. 900 sq ft.
$1700/mo + tax. 1st
month free. John
305-743-9858 or
305-522-5841

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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MARATHON TBR FOR SALE
Doesn't require $60K Fee to City
No Time Limits on Building Permits
Reasonable offers 305.731.1177


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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
RV LOT FOR RENT
May Dec. MM 10. Gated
park with pool & marina.
$500 month includes
electric, water & cable..
NO Dets. 305-923-4175


ISLAM6RADA MM 74
Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR12BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
www.11okeyestate.net 941-488-7695








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800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale

Affordable Housing!
60' Sportfish sleeps 6,
newAC & appls. Ready
to live-aboard, cruise or
fish. $80k, 872-2750

WaterfrontA
CUTE,COMFORTABLE
Conch style home in
Marathon. Fully
furnished 2 bdrm.1.5
baths.-Private boat
dock.$399,000 OBO
805:794-6543
FOR SALE. DESIRED
Flamingo Island. 2 story.
5 bd, 3ba. 2300 sq ft.dual
a/c. energy efficient wnd-
ws/drs. stainless app.
newer remodeling
throughout. secluded
yard and more for only
$599,000. call
305.896.0218
Gated in Islamorada,
w/boat slip, pool. 2/2,
w/screened porch and
garage. Charming and.
immaculate. $1.1 M.
865-293-5200
Long Key Waterfront
3Bd/2Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock, seawall,
boat ramp. $535K.
386-439-9622


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 4 UNITS
Live in one, let the others
pay you. Ownerfinancing
avail. $595K. 743-7580
Marathon deep dock,
ocean view, lic vacation .
rental, 3/2. $660K.
305-743-2031 www.
manateehavens.com
MRTHN 1/1 DUPLEX,
up/dn, builtto 150mph
specs, pool, ocean view,
central sewer, $549K.
305-304-8795

812 Mobile Homes
for Sale

KEY LARGO-2/1 Fully
furn and updated. Large
lot w/10x 12 shed. 10x30
deck, 16' power boat.
W/D, cable/internet, lot
rent $650. $30K OBO.
612-267-7728


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812 Mobile Homes 880 Lots Acreage
for Sale for Sale


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.

825 e Condo-
Duplex for Sale
BONEFISH TOWERS
Studio, Must Sell, great
view, balcony, furn. great
bldg. $265K.
Mthn-(586)-405-5123
FOR SALE BY OWNER
1/1, Waterfront, Lg. Boat
Dock, Walk-to Beach.
Exc. Rental History. Low
Maint. Pool, Tennis, Dry
Storage. Marathon.
$329K. 305-289-3543
860 Out of State
for Sale
Mountain Home-Trade
for house in the Keys. If
your house is worth over
$1 Million, then visit this
website for more informa-
tion. www.landmark
loghomes.com/forsale
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
BEAUTIFUL WOODED
So. Georgia lots. Two 5
acre lots, 50K each or,
Ten acres 90K
Call 305-872-9911 or
305-797-485
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

l ----l
Cleared canal lot on Big
Pine Key-Tropical Bay,
permits applied for,
$130K, 305-522-1871
Key Largo, 60ft. wide
ocean view lot, Deep ca-
nal, w/concrete seawall,
Million dollar homes, club
house and pool, $659K.
305-852-4960
MAR-Walk to Sombrero
Beach Dry lot w/Plans &
Permits In Hand. Start
Building today!
Camino Del Vientos
150K 305-345-3429 or
305-221-3683
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


SOMBRERO LOT-
80'x90', Short walk to
beach. In ROGO with
plans for 3/2 home.
$139K. 708-308-5228
1 ACRE LOT-Sugarloaf,
MM 19 Crane Blvd, cor-
ner of Mad Bob.
Zoned Comm/Res.
$100K 305-295-6290
890 Business
Property for Sale
COMMERCIAL Marina
Waterfront Property.
Marina forklift included in
sale. Property only.
$1,100,000.
Call 305-304-0137
895
Miscellaneous
Waterfront permit
Monroe County
Transferable
305-804-3971


3 MARATHON TBR's for
sale; $65,000 each plus
transfer fee, Call or email
for details 305-522-6567
or wielandn@bellsouth.-
net

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
16" Hewes Bonefisher
'91 flats, 90 hp Johnson,
easy load trailer, looks/
runs great. $6500
Key West 845-702-2764
18.5' WELLCRAFT '87
CC, 2000 150 Yamaha,
low hrs, pictures: www.
floridakeysbest.com/
html, $3500. Also 10'
fiberglass rowboat $100,
no trailer for either (305)
289-1872

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1150
Power Boats


SMUSTSELL
22' Hydrasport.
Boat and Continental
trailer. Not running.
$2,000 OBO. Must sel.
(305) 852-1500
23 FT GRADY WHITE
GULFSTREAM wide
body. Twin 150 Yama-
has. Clean, reduced, ex-
tras. $16,900,743-7524
23' Century CC 2000,
225 Yamaha Saltwater,
low hours, new VHF,
GPS, stereo. Incl trailer!
Clean boat, must see!
$24,000. Call 942-9426
24' PONTOON BOAT
1998, Honda 90 HP, New
uphol. Runs great. $7200
305-295-6290
24' T-CRAFT -1982
150 HP Suzuki, Center
Console, New Deck &
Stringers.
$12K 305-395-1228
25.2' Hydra Sport'84,
Twin 140 Suzuki'96,
cuddy walk around,
Alm/T-Top, electronics.
Two ax. trailer incl.
MM 80.5. $8900, OBO.
905-516-5335.
26' PURSUIT 1995-C/C
"Fuelmiser" 170 Yanmar
Diesel, 5GPH @ 17knts.
Full Elec. T-Top, Trailer.
$30K. Call 305-481-1364


34' John Allmand 1975
Sportsfisherman. This is
a real classic boat needs
some TLC, $10,000,
OBO. 305-393-0905.
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1150
Power Boats
60' Guthrie Sportfish.
Low hr diesels, new AC/
apple, sleeps 6. Ready to
cruise, fish or live-
aboard. $80k, 872-2750
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543

1160
Sailboats
30' HUNTER 1977
Engine needs work, sold
AS IS, $8000 OBO,
305-393-0971
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines

9.9W/12FT.
Aluminum boat and
trailer$1050 OBO.
305-942-3055
3208 TA-435HP Rebuilt
CAT parts, 2 hrs on CAT
dyno, warranty $18,500
outright. Exchanges ok
Dave 904-262-2869
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT
Fisherman's Point, up to
45ft. Water, no elec. no
live aboard, 3 month
rental. $500/mo.
305-664-1286
COCO PLUM Livea-
board slip Deep water
dock, gated prkg, quiet!
$500/mo. 910-540-6567
Dockage avail., live
aboard accepted. MM
99 B/S;4' draft restric-
tion. $600 mo. Call
305-942-6225.
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
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, up to 60 ft. 50
amp service, $500/mo.
772-546-5855
PROTECTED
LIVEABOARD SLIPS
for rent, Marathon, util.
inc. $725/mo,
305-393-1999
1190
Miscellaneous
AA Dave buys permits
SoAtl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

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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
BOAT LIFT 4 Post eleva-
tor type, 9500 Ib capacity.
Good shape. $2,500.
10 Lobster certificates.
289-0064
ESTATE SALE Boat/
Cat, diesel, 37' 2000 hrs.
1500 Stone Crab certs.
$30,000 obo. Call Rick
(305)6896-0650
FEDERAL FISHERIES
PERMIT FOR SALE..
King Mackeral at $3,000.
Call 305-896-5546
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor res.
$585.305-731-3386
Lobster B. Certificates.
1000 For Sale, lots of
100 +$60/ea. Call
305-781-1299
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
S/C TRAPS/TAGS, 39"
KW #1 boat, forklift, &
20" trl for sale, financing
available 305-304-7043

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles

Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
93 Cadillac Eldorado
Northstar Coupe.
Original owner, 83k mi.
Mint, loaded. $5900 obo.-
305-872-1462
98 OLDS INTRIGUE
110 K miles, runs good,
cold A/C, cruise control.
$2700 OBO. Call
(305) 289-0702


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1360 Mopeds-
Motorcycles
2000 HARLEY
One sweet 1200 Sporty
$5500. Phone rings 7
times, leave message.
305-333-2417

MUSTSELL
'97 HARLEY
Electroglide 95th Edition.
46K mi. 1340 EFI cc's.
Ready to ride, all the ex-
tras! 852-1500 obo.
1370 Trucks '
SUVs- Vans

2003 NISSAN XTERRA
V6 Runs Great
$9800
305-481-1582
04 CHEVY Suburban
48K miles, white/beige,
New tires, exc. cond.
$15,500 (305)-522-1927
'94 FORD EXPLORER
XLT, 63K miles, Dark
Blue $1800 OBOCall
305-731-3612
97 Suburban LS 4X4
Exc. Cond. Loaded, lots
of Maint. tow pkg, 96e'
miles. Needs nothing
$6500 (586)-405-5123
1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicle

TRUCK CAMPER '06
Like new. Used IX.
Loaded! $6500 Nego:
Call (305) 872-9339
40' FIFTH WHEEL
Sunshine Key-Greatfor
Keys Life. 2 slide-outs,
A/C, self cont. 4000 Watt
Onan Gen. $8950 OBO
786-417-7057
'03 COACHMAN 29 FT
Travel Trailer, Catalina
LE. NO SLIDES. $8000
OBO. Days-743-5333
nts/wknds 743-6767
'05 UITILIY TRAILED
Enclosed, side door, rea
ramp, 7000 GVW, low
'miles $3350 743-7524
Cell 815-530-7755
38' Damon Intruder RV
'04.18k mi. $69,500 obo.
30' Coachmen 2005 TT,
BR + bunk house,
$13,950. Both excel
cond. 305-451-4555
1999 FLEETWOOD
SOUTHWIND
Dual A/C, Dual Slides,
Exc. Cond. 731-0114
1390
Miscelaneous

HOLIDAY RVS
Consignments & storage
for RVs, TTs & boats.
Pick up & delivery avail.
305-451-4555


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