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Place of Publication: Marathon, Fla
Creation Date: May 21, 2008
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FLORIDA KE Y S


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008 I CONTENTS � 2008 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I 36 1


Ride over
A Boynton Beach man is
jailed in the Keys on five
felonies stemming from a
40-mile chase during which
he reached speeds above
120 mph on his motorcycle.
See story, Page 9.
More break-ins
First Marathon was hit
with a rash of burglaries.
Now Stock Island has been
victimized but a suspect in
several of the break-ins has
been jailed. See story,
Page 15.
Hazy skies
The Upper Keys feel the
effects from the wildfire
raging in the Everglades as
the sky grows hazy from the
smoke. See store , Page 2.
In custody
A former Keys firefighter
who had the mayor and oth-
ers vouch for him before a
federal judge is back in jail
for violating terms of his
house arrest stemming from
drug charges. See story,
Page 5.
Sailing on
The Count) Commission
today considers extending a
contract for ferry service to
Pigeon Key. which has no
road access due to the clo-
sure of the old Seven Mile
Bridge. See story, Page 8.



Business .. .. ......... 18
Classifieds ............. 30
Crossword ........... .17
Fishing ......... ......27
Lving ................ . 20
Obituaries ............ 16
Opinion ............... 6
Sports/Outdoors .......24





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Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Memorial Day weekend traffic will enter the Florida Keys over
the new Jewfish Creek Bridge, which partially opens Thursday.
The two-way traffic on U.S. 1 will no longer be halted by the old
drawspan, as seen earlier this month.



County losing


out on code liens


Norman hopes
commission OKs
85% threshold
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Monroe County Code
Enforcement Director Ronda
Norman says the goal for her
department is self-sufficiency,
and a good starting point might


be collecting more than 8.1 per-
cent of the liens it imposes.
When the County Com-
mission meets today at the Key
Largo library (start time is 9
a.m.), Norman will bring a
request before the board that it
"uphold the amount of the liens
brought before them by accept-
ing a minimum of no less than


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First portion
of new bridge
opens Thursday
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

The first public traffic to cross
the new Jewfish Creek Bridge
should make the journey
Thursday evening.
Two-way traffic using the
arched span's completed north-
bound lane will remain open
through the busy Memorial Day
weekend, project spokeswoman
Patti Jones said.
"This originally was sched-
uled to happen sometime around
July," Jones said. "Project
Manager Michael Derksen made
it his personal goal to open the


bridge for the heavy traffic this
weekend."
Florida Transportation
Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos
and South Florida district director
Gus Pego will attend an invita-
tion-only ceremony shortly
before traffic is routed onto the
bridge from U.S. 1.
"We can't make this an event
open to the public, although we'd
like to," Jones said. "But half the
bridge is still an active construc-
tion zone so we have to limit.
access.".
Only people who have
received an invitation will be
admitted, she said.
Contrary to a rumor rampant
in the Upper Keys, there will not
be a celebratory parade across the
See STRETCH /2


Memorial Day
among busiest
of the year
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

With yoga practitioners join-
ing vacationers and boaters, the
stage is set for a memorable


Memorial Day weekend in the
Florida Keys.
Always among the busiest
holiday weekends of the year,
this weekend will bring an uncer-
tain number of yoga practitioners
and students to Islamorada for the
visit of Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois,
the world's leading figure in ash-


See HOLIDAY /3


Crowds expected


for big weekend


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PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


'Glades fire puts haze on Keys Keys briefs


DATE
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Forecast: Expect partly
cloudy skies with a slight
chance of showers.



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By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


The road to the Florida Keys
remains open despite smoke from
an ongoing forest fire in the
Everglades.
Smoke and fog advisories
were issued Monday for much of
Miami-Dade County because of
thick haze from the 40,000-acre
fire.
People with health conditions
were advised to stay indoors and
motorists were told to use
extreme caution.
Headquarters for the
Everglades firefighting effort are


STRETCH / From 1

new bridge before it opens.
"We don't know how the
[parade] story got started but that
won't happen," Jones said.
"There will be the brief dedica-
tion event for FDOT, the contrac-
tors and some of our community
partners. Then we put traffic on
the road."
Northbound traffic will be the
first to cross. Southbound and
northbound lanes will share the
northbound side of the bridge
until mid-October.
Still to be completed are the
southbound access ramps and
roundabout, and installation of
the Florida Keys Aqueduct.


in Florida City but the fires had
not affected travelers on U.S. 1,
said Lt. Pat Santangelo of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
In 2005, homebound traffic at
the close of Memorial Day week-
end was snarled for hours by wild-
fires near the 18-Mile Stretch.
The area around the Keys
main highway does not appear to
be threatened but state officials
cautioned that extremely dry con-
ditions could cause fires to flare
up anywhere.
Haze from the Everglades fire
drifted over the Upper Keys ear-
lier this week but did not hamper


Authority water pipeline.
The new Jewfish Creek
Bridge soars 65 feet into the air,
eliminating the need for the
drawspan that often stalled traffic
for miles on busy weekends.
Changing Thursday will be
the way motorists reach Gilbert's
Resort and other businesses on
Jewfish Creek.
People headed north from the
Keys will cross the new bridge,
then exit to a temporary road that
doubles back across the old
bridge. Southbound travelers will
have their own exit to reach the
businesses.
North of Jewfish Creek,
Granite Construction has finished
all six miles of U.S. 1 to the
Miami-Dade County line. The


visibility.
Firefighters reported progress
in containing the fire Monday
and said rising humidity could
slow the fire's growth. The
smoke advisory was lifted
Tuesday morning.
Helicopters were used to dump
water on the burning areas but the
1.5-million-acre Everglades
National Park remained open to
visitors.
The fire was estimated to be
about 30 percent contained.
"Firefighters are in a much
better position [Tuesday] morn-
ing," U.S. Forest Service spokes-
woman Nina Barrow.


configuration in place now is the
end product.
An additional three miles,
from marker 113 to 116, will be
completed by Community
Asphalt of Hialeah before June,
Jones said. "That's about four
months ahead of schedule.
All of the improvements to
U.S. 1 now are expected to finish
by mid-2011.
Granite Construction, which
started work at Jewfish Creek in
April 2005, has about year left on
its contract to remove the old
Jewfish Creek Bridge and the
Lake Surprise Causeway.
Granite expects to stay within
the $148 million budget it sub-
mitted for its section of the proj-
ect, Jones said.


Minimum level is sought


ENFORCEMENT / From I

85 percent of accrued fines and
costs in the settlement cases."
The resolution says that in
2007, Code Enforcement
imposed 33 liens for a combined
$864,070 but collected only
$69,954, or 8.1 percent, of that.
Most of these liens, Norman said,
are against individuals' property.
"They have the option to state
their case and it's all based on cir-
cumstances of the case. They lis-
ten to each case individually and
rule accordingly," Norman said.
"Customarily, reduction of fines
has been" 91.9 percent.
Norman said collecting 85
percent of the fines would go a


long way toward covering
department expenses, especially
in such tight-budget times.
"It would help substantially
with the budget. When you have
a lien running to that degree, we
put a lot of time into the case,"
she said.
A memorandum from county
Growth Management Director
Andrew Trivette says Code
Enforcement was downsized
from 13 inspectors to six. Each
inspector, he said, is responsible
for more than 1,000 open cases
and each demands eight hours to
bring to compliance or a hearing.
Norman says Code
Enforcement's new policy of
sending a notice of violation and
hearing together has streamlined


the process.
"There's no lag time [with] the
notice of violation; before, that
was one form. Before we got you
to the hearing, it could have been
six or eight months," she said.
A special magistrate hears
each case but once a lien is
imposed, the County Com-
mission determines how much of
it will be recouped. The property
owner can negotiate his or her
payment with the county attor-
ney, who then brings it before the
commission for approval.
According to the resolution,
collecting 85 percent of the fines
in 2007 would have resulted in an
additional $664,505 in revenue
- $743,459 as opposed to the
$69,954 collected.


City is sweeping
for illegal signs

If you've posted a sign or
flyer on city property. 'uu've
violated Key West's city code.
It's an offense that often
goes unpunished, but the
Code Compliance Division
\ ill crack down on violators
b\ conducting a sweep of
illegal signs this Fnday. Code
officers \ till specifically. tar-
get signs illegally located on
public nghts of way.
According to Code
Compliance. signs cannot be
posted on trees, telephone
calls or cars m parking lots.
Fees can cost up to $150.




There are no current
beaches with health advi-
sories or warnings against
swimming.



Editor Larry Kahn with Key
West National Weather
Service Meteorologist in
Charge Matt Strahan and
forecaster Bill Cottrill, on
hurricane season and
the Weather Service's
new-office grand-open-
ing celebration.
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tanga yoga.
"All our lodging in
Islamorada is full. We're scram-
bling for rooms," said Judy Hull,
executive director of the
Islamorada Chamber of
Commerce.
Sessions led by Pattabhi Jois
have been known to draw thou-
sands, Hull said. No one knows
what size crowd to expect for his
Saturday-to-Monday appear-
ances at The Fish Bowl.
Two previous U.S. visits by
Jois, 92, were cancelled by ill-
ness. The rescheduling hap-
pened to coincide with
Memorial Day.
Traffic on U.S. 1 is expected
to be busy throughout the Keys,
said Deputy Becky Herrin,
spokeswoman for the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
"It's one of the busiest week-
ends if not the busiest," Herrin
said. "Our deputies will be out in
force looking for dangerous
activity like drunk driving,
improper passing and speeding."
In other locations, visitors for
Memorial Day weekend tend to
arrive around Thursday, said a
staffer at the Greater Marathon
Chamber of Commerce.
Marine law-enforcement
agencies are gearing up for one
of the most popular boating
weekends and expect a sizable
fleet to again drop anchor at the
Sandbar flat off Islamorada's
Whale Harbor Channel.
"It's the start of summer, the
weather usually is perfect and
people with a three-day weekend
are primed to get on the water,"
said Officer Bobby Dube,


spokesman for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission.
Officers saw a hopeful sign
for a more tranquil holiday when
last week's Hospitality Expo
drew a relatively small crowd to
the Sandbar.
But for the past few years,
Memorial Day weekend has
drawn an estimated 2,000 boats
or more at peak party times at
the Sandbar.
"Maybe the crowds will be
down because word's gotten
around that we'll be out there
again to enforce a zero-tolerance
policy for things like boating
under the influence," Dube said.
A boating death Sunday
demonstrated the need for cau-
tion, Dube said.
Roberto Francisco Romero,
69, of Miami died after he fell
from a boat while throwing a
cast from a boat.
He was a passenger aboard a
21-foot open fisherman
anchored near Pickles Reef off
the Upper Keys. He was fully
clothed when he fell from the
stern while tossing his net, Dube
said.
A strong current carried him
away from the boat. The vessel
operator, Manuel Perez, jumped
in the water to help his friend but
also was swept away by the cur-
rent.
Another private boater about
300 yards away pulled the two
men from the water. Romero
was pronounced dead when he
was taken to shore at Harry
Harris Park. Drowning was
identified as the most likely
cause of death.
Neither man was wearing a
lifejacket, Dube said.


Keys briefs


Matecumbe group
plans ceremony
The Matecumbe Historical
Trust and village of Islamorada
have planned a Memorial Day
service at the Hurricane
Monument.
The event will begin with a
breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. at
Matecumbe United Methodist
Church, mile marker 81.8, for a
$5 donation. Proceeds go-to the
Matecumbe Historical Trust.
The ceremony will follow at
9:30 at the monument, mile


marker 81.5. The monument,
officially known as the Florida
Keys Memorial, was dedicated in
1937 to honor those killed in the
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
The ceremony will include an
invocation by Matecumbe United
Methodist Church Pastor Barbara
Ammann, presentation of colors
by Boy Scout Troop 914, the
national anthem sung by Kathy
Buchanan, laying of a memorial
wreath and a benediction by
Island Community Church Pastor
Tony Hammond. Mayor Cathi
Hill is guest speaker.


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Matt Strahan, Meteorologist in
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Nicki Will, Chief Executive Officer,
Lower Keys Medical Center

Jerry O'Cathey, Administrator,
Monroe County Emergency
Management

Colleen Repetto, board member,
Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe

J.B. Hunt. Director, American Red
Cross, Monroe County

Mark Bartlett, General Manager,
Keys Fisheries

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ARMED
FORCES
DAY: Naval
Air Station
Key West
opened its
V ,- gates
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for Armed
Forces Day.
More than
--1,000 people
turned out to
get a closer
look at the
base. These
guys show,
off their
firepower.

U.S. Navy photo
: .. ..'. . by TIMOTHY COX



One week left


for J-hooks


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Gulf of Mexico anglers have
one week left to legally use their
supply of J-hooks for snapper
and grouper.
New state and federal regula-
tions go into effect June 1 that
require all fishermen to use circle
hooks when using natural bait for
grouper and snapper in gulfside
waters.
"There are a lot of questions
about how this is going to work,"
said Craig Velger, fishing-shop
manager at Capt. Hook's Marina
in Marathon. "A lot of guys rely
on techniques for snapper that
involve J-hooks."
Fishing artist and conserva-
tionist Guy Harvey "absolutely
endorses the rule," said Steve
Stock, president of Guy Harvey
Industries.
"Guy has used circle hooks
for several years and has become
a big proponent," Stock said.
The rule seeks to improve sur-
vival chances of released fish.
The J-hook, with its straight
shank, is more likely to be swal-
lowed by the fish, causing fatal
injuries, fishery managers say.
A circle hook usually sets in
the jaw, making it easier to free
the fish unharmed, according to


government gear specialists.
"We're stocking up [on circle
hooks] and getting more in every
week," Velger said.
Many anglers contend the cir-
cle-hook design, which works in
billfishing and bottom fishing,
proves far less effective in fishing
for shallow-water species like
yellowtail and mangrove snapper.
New rules also require gulf
reef-fish anglers to be in posses-
sion of a dehooking device and a
venting tool to deflate the air
bladders of released fish.
J-hooks may still be used with
unbaited rigs and for species like
snook.
Board members of the federal
Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council approved
the circle-hook rule late last year
as part of its reef-fish manage-
ment.
In February, the state Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission adopted matching
rules for gulfside waters in its
jurisdiction.
The circle-hook rule could
extend to waters governed by the
South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council, which will
consider the regulation at its June
meeting in Orlando.


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Former firefighter Grassi back in jail


Mayor, others
vouched for
drug convict
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Top government officials
vouched for him in December,
pleading to a judge for leniency
when he faced more time behind
bars for violating probation after
serving nearly three years for
drug-related charges in 2001.


But the U.S. Marshals Service
arrested former Key West fire-
fighter Joseph Grassi again May
12, just weeks after his wife died
of a drug overdose. He's now in
the Stock Island Detention
Center.
Grassi held his wife, Alexis
Grassi, 28, until police arrived at
his Pohlaski Street home April 28
and asked him to let go.
Grassi told detectives, "We
went out and partied for a little bit
last night. She must have" over-


dosed.
A' police report describes
Grassi, 38, pacing back and forth,
"visibly upset," as officers tended
to Alexis.
According to Albert Hidalgo
of the U.S. Marshals Service in
Miami, Grassi realized he violat-
ed terms of his home confine-
ment and turned himself in.
Hidalgo said a court date had yet
to be scheduled.
In 2003, Grassi was convicted
of possessing an eighth of an
ounce of cocaine. U.S. marshals
picked him up in August 2007 for


Keys briefs


Cops: Big Pine woman
cleaned out accounts

A Big Pine Key woman was
jailed Saturday for allegedly buy-
ing herself makeup, jewelry and
clothing with money from the
man for whom she cares.
Felicia Sheppard, 54, told
Detective Diane Mimosa she
began looking after the 86-year-
old victim after she heard in
church he needed help because
people were taking advantage of
him, according to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
However, she reportedly used
his checks on herself and "his
checking account had been


drained completely and his sav-
ings account, which had a signif-
icant balance as of December of
2007, had very little left in it,"
Deputy Becky Herrin.
Sheppard is charged with
exploitation of an elderly person,
a felony.

Weather Service
event is Saturday

The National Weather Service
has what it calls a community
open house and benefit from 1 to
5 p.m. Saturday at its Key West
headquarters at 1315 White St.
It's a kickoff to Hurricane
Preparedness Week and the


Sanctuary Friends Foundation of
the Florida Keys is the beneficiary
Finnegan's Wake and the
Eaton Street Fish Market are pro-
viding food and there will be raf-
fles for prizes and a chance to
launch a weather balloon.
The Bubba System provides
the music, and there will be
booths with activities for kids,
tours of the state-of-the-art office
and more.
For more details, call 295-1316.


failing a drug test, a violation of
his probation. He admitted to five
counts of testing positive for
cocaine and unauthorized travel.
In December, he got six months
of house arrest and was ordered to
undergo drug treatment.
Before that sentencing, Key
West Mayor Morgan McPherson,
Monroe County School District
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
and then-City Commissioner Jose
Menendez wrote letters to U.S.
District Court Judge James
Lawrence King highlighting
Grassi's positive character and
asking that his good nature be
considered when handing down
punishment.
"Joseph is very involved in his
community by volunteering. his
time by coaching a boys' football
team with the Key West Junior
Football League and a girl's soft-
ball team...," McPherson wrote.
"My prayers are with the fam-
ily and their losses," McPherson
told the Keynoter. "I grew up
with Joe. He's always been hard-
working, and I know he was com-
mitted as a father. Outside of that,
I know that he had some addic-
tion issues. I thought that he was
over those issues, but apparently


they're a little deeper than we
thought."
Other letters called him "a
productive citizen" since being
released from prison and said
Grassi takes care of his ailing
mother.
Grassi worked as a firefighter
for 10 years.
Audio and videotapes from his
original case revealed Grassi sell-
ing cocaine and admitting to
lying to a grand jury in 2000. His
2003 conviction included one
count of possession with the
intent to sell, four counts of
obstructing justice and two
counts of making false statements
to a federal grand jury.
His maximum punishment
could have been 20 years in
prison, but King handed down 33
months plus three years proba-
tion.
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1:30 p.m. July 28.


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KEYNOTER


Keys Opinion


The rash of recent

crime was preventable

When it comes to crime, one can say Monroe County is one
of the safest places to live. But it's also safe to say that because
of that, sometimes we get complacent and let our guard down.
It happened in Marathon last month twice. First, 10 burgla-
ries were reported in just a few days, most in the same neigh-
borhood behind the Office Depot plaza.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a prepared
statement then, "Detectives say most if not all of these cases
could have been prevented if the victims had simply locked
their doors. Many burglaries to homes and to vehicles are
crimes of opportunity in which suspects simply look for an
easy target."
Then at the other end of town, more than a dozen auto bur-
glaries happened, again in just a couple of days.
The Sheriff's Office said then, "All the vehicles were left
unlocked.... Most vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity
where the perpetrators look for an easy.target. In most cases,
simply locking the car door when you exit the vehicle will
deter them from entering the car."
Now we have a string of vehicle break-ins on Stock Island
(one man is in custody charged with four of them). And the
Sheriff's Office said, well, you already know by now.
Our lives are hectic enough so we don't need to make it easy
for the bad guys to victimize us. In addition to the tips above,
here are some more from the Sheriff's Office:
+ Get involved with Crime Watch. Crime Watch neighbor-
hoods historically have lower crime rates than other neighbor-
hoods because residents take the time to learn how to help law
enforcement combat crime and suspicious activity.
+ Have a free home security survey done. Both the Sheriff's
Office and Key West Police Department are more than happy
to inspect your home to look at your doors, locks, windows,
landscaping, lighting and other security features and make
recommendations for improvement.
* For business, the Watch Card Program is a good tool.
Deputies who work after hours stop at businesses after they
close to inspect the property, make sure it's secure and note
any problems they might find. Then a card is slipped under the
door for the owner or manager to find the next day.
The Sheriff's Office and Key West Police Department have
many more tips and programs available, and would rather take
the time to share them instead of work a case that could have
been prevented.
To find out more, go to www.keysso.net or www.keywest
city.com.

KEYNOTER
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Board members work cooperatively


EDITOR:
I am writing a letter to clarify comments
attributed to me in a Saturday article about the
last Monroe County School Board meeting and
budget talks.
While I did make those comments, I used an
example about grass purchases strictly as an
example of how boards can get off track when
discussing certain issues. I serve on a number of
boards, including the Monroe County School
Board and the Florida School Board Association
board and many times I have seen board mem-
bers get a little too deep in the details and lose
focus.
However, specific to the current Monroe
County School Board, this is a very committed
group. Given the current budget crisis faced by
the state and thus, passed onto our School
District, we have a unique combination of
diversely talented board members who are will-
ing to spend the enormous time it takes to
research and prepare for the issues being dis-


cussed at the board table. As a past chairman, I
appreciate Chairman Steven Pribramsky's
accounting skills as well as his ability to keep
our meetings professional and focused.
Our current School Board came together
under very contentious circumstances in 2006
and in an effort to operate in the most profes-
sional manner as possible, we agreed to praise
in public, criticize in private. I take this pledge
very seriously and I sincerely hope that my
comments would not be misconstrued as break-
ing my pledge.
As a taxpayer, parent and School Board
member, I am very proud of our board and I
have complete confidence it will lead our
School District through these tough budget
times while maintaining focus on our mission
statement: "Student success, whatever it takes."
Andy Griffiths
School Board
District 2
Key West


Keys man's reputation speaks for itself


EDITOR:
Please accept this response to a letter you
published that personally attacked and attempt-
ed to discredit the character of an individual
who has authenticated his standing in our com-
munity through 34 years of selfless service to
those in need.
A change has come over America; those who
personally assail a messenger, while unable or
not willing to point out any discrepancies in
their message, are being adorned the mantle of
irrelevancy. They contribute nothing to the cur-
rent dialogue that is addressing some of the
more pressing issues that are threatening our
survival and impacting the quality.of our lives
in the Florida Keys.
John Donnelly's principled and determined
effort to bring some light into the darkness of
an argument muddied by corruption is one I
applaud. Recognized by the mayor of Miami
and the governor of Florida, he was honored
with the Stephen P. Clark Children's Award as
an outstanding educator specifically for his
work with handicapped children and their par-
ents. A world-renowned artist was commis-
sioned to create a gift, a sculptured work com-
memorating John Donnelly's achievement.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, John
stood alongside those devastated by its destruc-
tion, bringing them food, clothing and water.

Sheriff's race 'bizarre'
EDITOR:
Although I no longer live in paradise, I try to
keep up. I see the sheriff's race has gotten even
more bizarre than in years past. Where is B-O-
B now that we need him? At least all he wanted
was to be able to spin a fatty in peace.
Ed Sjolin
Hemingway, S.C.

Editor's note: Bob Horan is a candidate.


This effort continued for years as he expanded
the project to include the homeless families liv-
ing on the streets of Miami, bringing them soup,
hot chocolate and blankets when the tempera-
ture dropped. A featured story and editorial
identified him as an angel in the night. He
roused the interest and involvement of his stu-
dents and community, as his classroom soon
became a staging area for items to be delivered.
Along with many of his brothers and sisters
in arms, John was severely wounded and dis-
abled in combat while service overseas as a
United States Marine. He was awarded medals
for his courage under fire and was meritoriously
promoted twice in combat. John Donnelly's life
has drawn out of him an analytical and intuitive
response based upon the facts as they are. The
veracity of his own words and writings is unim-
peachable. Entertaining, maybe. Trustworthy,
reliable, compassionate, generous and truthful?
You bet.
Diane McKinley
Key Largo

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publication of thank-you letters consisting
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Include a daytime phone number
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Send your letters to:
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Keys Opinion


Wednesday, May 21,2008 7


Crews respond quickly
EDITOR:
On May 15 at the trailer park where I live,
Ocean Breeze Park West on llth Street, my next-
door neighbor's trailer caught fire. I wasn't home at
the time and a couple of my neighbors with garden
hoses kept the fire at bay.
Then the Marathon firefighters showed up very
quickly and did a great job of putting out the fire.
Also, the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative put up
new electric wire in no time. Thank you for a great
job. Well done.
Mike Kidd
Marathon

Pass mitigation law
EDITOR:
Now our Monroe County Planning Commission
in all its infinite wisdom has decided not to approve
the mitigation ordinance for Big Pine Key and No
Name Key. It has also recommended the County
Commission vote to do the same. Where will that
leave us? We will be back to square one. This was a
very poor decision on the Planning Commission's
part.
The County Commission should vote to pass a
mitigation ordinance for Big Pine Key and No Name
Key.
Anthony and Elizabeth Harlacher
No Name Key

Editor 's note: The ordinance would require payment
for land conservation in return for permission to build.


Candidates need to
take the high road
EDITOR:
Thanks for Alyson Crean's excellent two-issue
series detailing the campaign positions of the five
sheriff candidates. I thought it interesting that three
of the candidates, Bob Horan, Phil Mandina and Bob
Peryam, chose to take the high road, and only speak
of their own qualifications and platform. Peryam and
Mandina spoke strictly of their experience and bene-
fits why voters should elect them. Horan addressed
only his libertarian philosophy. None of these three
candidates mentioned their opposition.
The other two candidates, Ken Davis and Sandra
Downs, focused on debasing their opposition and
pointing out what they perceive to be problems and
.conspiracies with the current Sheriff's Office. Davis
implies his opponent would be effectually bribed
into making unfair employment choices because of
contributions from deputies, employees and contrac-
tors. He attacks the operation of our jails and criti-
cizes deputies that commute to the Upper Keys.
Downs alleges department-wide massive conspira-
cies including stalking, kidnapping and the electrocu-
tion of her son. Perhaps because neither of these can-
didates claims any local law enforcement back-
ground, they feel compelled to go dirty.
The behavior of candidates in a campaign speaks
directly to their character. With six months remaining
until election day, are we voters to be forced to
endure another half year of this pair of naysayers'
negative mud slinging?
Brooks White
Key West


This is the storm
surge at Keys
Fisheries in
Marathon at
the height of
Hurricane
Wilma. The
water is going
over the top of
the ordering
counter.


Storm season's here;

how prepared are you?


Here we go again, a week and a half away from
the six-month hurricane season that starts June 1,
and the weather's been great.
It's also been steamy, which means the
water's been hot, which means the
greater potential for storm generation,
which means the weather might not be so
great in the coming months.
This is the month we can get the infor-
mation we need to be prepared for the
possibility of a strike - what to do
before, during and after a hurricane. It's a
lot of stuff we hear year after year and so
many of us know the drill - batteries,
canned goods, extra ice and water and all
that jazz.
But for those who need a refresher and
those new to these islands, it's also the Larry
month two Florida Keys educational pro- Keynot
grams with all the experts take place.
This year, they're a week from today,
May 28, in the central location of Marathon.
First up is for our essential tourism industry, 1 to
5 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.
National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read, in his
first year as the top storm chief, is the keynote
speaker for the event, organized by the Lodging
Association of the Florida Keys and Key West with
the Monroe County Tourist Development Council
and Monroe County Emergency Management.
Cost to attend is $20 to cover expenses, but if you
own a business, it might be the best investment you
make. To reserve a spot, call 296-4959. Besides
Read, presenters include:
* Matt Strahan, meteorologist in charge of the
Key West National Weather Service office, who
will talk about new Interet-based weather tools
available to the public.
* Carmelita Concepcion, a labor attorney who will
discuss employment issues relating to hurricanes.
* Jerry O'Cathey, Monroe County Emergency
Management administrator and de factor hurricane
professor.
* Andy Newman, Keys marketing guru who gets
the word out to the world at large about what's
going on when we're threatened or actually struck.
* J.B. Hunt, our former American Red Cross


chief in the Keys who has moved back because she
couldn't stay away from these islands.
+ County Airports Director Peter Horton, talking
about, well, hurricanes and airports.
Then from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the same
location, the Keynoter, National Weather
Service and Monroe County come
together for our fourth annual
"Hurricane Eve" program, this year
titled "Lessons from Katrina."
Some of the guests we share - Read,
our keynote speaker; Strahan, an organ-
izer of the program and hurricane expert
himself; O'Cathey; and Hunt.
But we have others, since this free pro-
gram is geared to the general public
rather than just the business community.
Kahn * For the second time since 2006,
>r Editor Florida Division of Emergency
Management Director Craig Fugate is
flying the 600 miles down from
Tallahassee because he feels so strongly about the
Keys' vulnerability.
+ Paul Trotter, Strahan's National Weather
Service counterpart in New Orleans and Baton
Rouge, who witnessed the Gulf Coast's devastation
firsthand and will present a powerful presentation
saying "this could be you."
* Colleen Repetto, Fair Insurance Rates in
Monroe board member to tell us where we stand in
the Keys following the recently completely Florida
Legislature's session.
* Mark Bartlett, general manager of the Keys
Fisheries restaurant and fish house in Marathon, which
was up and running only nine days after the storm
surge of Wilma in October 2005 (look at that photo;
that was the ordering counter at the height of it).
* Nikki Will, Lower Keys Medical Center CEO,
because it all begins and ends with the hospitals -
no hospital open, no utility workers out fixing your
water lines, electric lines, telephone lines, cable lines.
The format of the program, televised live on
Comcast Channel 76, is presentations and moderat-
ed panels, which makes for some great information
coming out as the participants trade information.
These two sessions next week are great ways to
get informed. Please take advantage of them.


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Ferry service to be extended


DOT finances
Pigeon Key
transportation
By RYAN McCARTHY
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With construction on the old
Seven Mile Bridge on hold for at
least this year, the Monroe
County Engineering Department
hopes to extend ferry service to
the island for another six months.
In March, the Florida
Department of Transportation
closed the bridge, which runs 2.2
miles out to Pigeon Key offshore
of Marathon, to vehicular traffic
citing safety concerns.
The original ferry contract
with Paradise Divers Inc. of Big
Pine Key was agreed to in
November and commenced a
month later. It is scheduled to be
complete June 30, but the con-
tract provides the county four six-
month renewal options.
"That way it gives us a chance
to terminate the contract if there
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The county received a
$750,000 grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation
that Koppel said would provide
for three years of service. The
cost for the next six months is
$138,985, the contract states.
He said he doesn't expect the
bridge work to be complete by
then since DOT delayed the proj-
ect for a year in December. The
delay was due to the county's
inability to secure a $17 million
state infrastructure loan, which.
would match DOT's contribution
to the repair.
Numerous projects across the
state are ranked and money is
doled out to what are determined
to be the highest priorities.


Koppel said the ferry service
would be re-evaluated after the
DOT grant expires in June 2010.
"The old bridge is not going to
be rebuilt by then. In fact, we're
anticipating it will take longer, so
we have to talk to DOT and see
what it takes to keep the service
running," he said. "We're the
owners of the island, but in our
contract we do not guarantee
access to the island by road or
any other means."
DOT bridge engineer Frank
Guyamier has said the base of the
bridge will remain intact while
the surface will be replaced. It is
slated to have one lane for vehic-
ular traffic, a bicycle lane, a side-
walk and a decorative railing.
The contract is up for approval
at today's County Commission
meeting in Key Largo.


Cuts planned for

Nelson Center


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The Monroe County
Engineering Department will
propose some luxury-item sub-
tractions at today's Monroe
County Commission meeting
that are meant to offset expect-
ed additional work at the
Murray E. Nelson Government
and Cultural Center in Key
Largo.
A change order already
issued brought the building's
price tag down more than
$450,000 from the original
$10.8 million, but $343,000
worth of "unanticipated and
required changes in the proj-
ect" have led County Engineer
Dave Koppel to propose an
additional $250,000 worth of
cuts to the project.
"If the commission wants to
put more money into the proj-
ect, they can," Koppel said.
"Given the tough budget times,
we want to make sure they
have the option to delete some
things without sacrificing the
use of the building. These are
some luxury items not typical-
ly in our buildings."
Among the items available
for deletion: A portable stage
platform, an $18,456 reception
desk, $11,293 worth of projec-
tion screens, $12,704 for


drinking fountains, $62,706 for
furnishings and $65,000 for
fabric pavilions.
Koppel said the cost of the
10 items on the list of unex-
pected additions is not set in
stone.
"The other items aren't firm
costs; we're negotiating with
the contractor. In reality, prob-
ably those will be cut in half,"
he said.
The building, named in
honor of the county commis-
sioner who died in office in
2006, is expected to be com-
pleted by Aug. 29. Koppel said
most Growth Management
staff will be moved there.
"That was requested by the
residents to bring services
closer to those who use them.
The community up there want-
ed a cultural center as well and
we were able to incorporate
some of those uses," he said.
Koppel said despite the
deletions, the building would
still be able to be used as a the-
ater by the community. He said
there would also be a "huge
lobby that can serve as an art
exhibit."
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'Polite' biker eludes cops for 40 miles


127 mph hit
before the
gas runs out
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com


A Boynton Beach man driving
a motorcycle hit speeds in excess
of 120 mph on shoulders and cen-
ter lanes of U.S. 1 as he eluded
police for nearly 40 miles in the
Upper Keys Saturday.
But he reportedly was polite
as he passed the officers.
"One of our deputies was at
the 90 mile marker and motioned
to him to pull over, and he waved
to them and kept going," Monroe
County Sheriff's Office spokes-
woman Deputy Becky Herrin
said.
Even when 26-year-old Alex
Alberto Trabazo finally ran out of
gas and was apprehended near
Ocean Reef, he kept his courte-
ous demeanor, Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Bob Graf said.
"He was very polite and coop-
.erative when we stopped him.
He's a family guy with a wife and
-kid at home, and he said he just
got scared and didn't know what
to do," Graf said.
According to police reports,
Trabazo was spotted speeding on
a black 2001 Suzuki sport bike
near mile marker 79 around
12:50 p.m. Saturday. The motor-


cycle had no
license plate
and was
clocked at
speeds of
more than 123
mph.
Another
trooper "U-
TRABAZO turned and
went after the
guy, and when he realized there
was a trooper behind him he took
off in the center lane in
Islamorada at about 100 mph,"
Graf said. "The trooper realized
how dangerous this was and he
stopped pursuing."
Graf said FHP policy does not
allow troopers to pursue drivers
once they commit overt and dan-
gerous acts to elude. Instead, offi-
cers up the Keys were dispatched
to intercept Trabazo.
"Attempts were made to over-
take and stop the driver to issue
citations," an FHP report states.
Several deputies "attempted to
stop the motorcycle and each
time the motorcycle fled from
them. Four troopers also attempt-
ed to stop the motorcycle with
lights and sirens. He fled from
them also."
According to Herrin, deputies
clocked Trabazo at triple-digit
speeds near mile marker 94 at
1:04 p.m. and mile marker 100 at
1:07 p.m.


Herrin said Trabazo traveled
north onto County Road 905 and
arrived at Card Sound Road at
1:17 p.m. He then traveled north
toward the entrance to Ocean
Reef before turning around and
running out of gas. He was appre-


ended around 1:22 p.m.
"He obviously didn't know any-
thing about where he was," said
Graf, who followed Trabazo up
905 and clocked him at 127 mph.
"It was scary, the speed he was
going. How did this guy survive?"


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- man used to run
from cops for 40
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Upper Keys
Saturday. Police
- made the arrest
when he ran out
of gas near
Ocean Reef.
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PATROL
Trabazo was charged with five
felony counts of fleeing from law
enforcement, along with other mis-
demeanor counts of reckless driv-
ing and not having a motorcycle
license endorsement or tag. No
alcohol was reportedly involved.


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Battle rests
over disputed
course credits
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Fired Florida Keys Com-
munity College teacher Tim
Jones is beginning a legal battle
with his former employer.
The marine propulsion
instructor of six years says he was
unfairly terminated when the
board of trustees approved his fir-
ing Jan. 28.
Prior to that, Jones attorney
Samuel Kaufman says, college
President Jill Landesberg-Boyle
asked Jones to resign, question-
ing the legitimacy of a degree he
claimed he earned.
Kaufman says Landesberg-
Boyle didn't conduct a full and
fair investigation.
"The cause of termination is
based on evidence that hasn't
been presented yet," college
spokeswoman Lydia Estenoz
said. "It's like a stage setting."'
The Third District Court of


Appeal on Wednesday granted
Jones' petition to disqualify board
member Carey Goodman from
hearing thecase.
"The college unilaterally took
39 of his credits off of his tran-
script without notifying him or
the benefit of a hearing,"
Kaufman said, "which is a viola-
tion of Florida statute."
Kaufman says Jones was told
by the college's previous admin-
istration under then-President
Bill Seeker that he could gain the
credits to be a more qualified
instructor by taking tests rather
than the courses.
But Kaufman says even if the
credits are taken away, it would-
n't be enough to terminate his
contract.
"His continuing contract says
they need good reason to fire
him," Kaufman said.
The Board of Trustees
appointed Goodman as the hear-
ing officer for the case, a decision
Jones appealed, saying it doesn't
make sense to have someone who
voted to fire him hear his case.
A three-judge panel voted in
favor of Jones' petition on May
14.
"The circumstances Would
prompt a reasonably prudent per-
son to fear that he will not obtain
a fair and impartial hearing," the
decision reads.


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Kaufman says they want a
hearing before a judge in the
Division of Administrative
Hearings in Tallahassee. He says
his client is appealing the deci-
sion to terminate his continuing
contract and submitting adminis-
trative appeals before filing a
lawsuit with the state.
"Our thoughts are, we want to
do the right thing, and if that's
what the court decided, will seek
a hearing officer from the state,"
Estenoz said.
"The way that we had inter-
preted the law is that we pick one
of our trustees to serve as the
hearing officer," board Chairman
Ed Scales said. "That has been
challenged in the past. But in the
past, they've confirmed our
appointments from the board."
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explains, is that board members
are required to vote. So either
way, any member could have a
perceived biased in favor of or
against the college.
Jones isn't alone in his firing
this year.
Vice President of Student
Affairs Sharon Toppino, a 21-
year employee, was given notice
her contract will not be renewed.
Photography and Humanities
instructor Lynn Bentley-Kemp's
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Wednesday, May 21,2008 11


City denies TAMPOA permits for gate


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

The battle over a proposed
gate in Key West has the city's
attention once again, as it refuses
to grant the Truman Annex
Master Property Owners
Association permits as long as the
homeowner group doesn't com-
ply with city code, city officials
say.
The Southard Street entrance
to the affluent Truman Waterfront
neighborhood has been a source
of contention for years.
City Planner Amy Kimball-
Murley e-mailed TAMPOA April
29, stating that because plans for
the gate show it won't be on
property lines and because it
would exceed the 6-foot height
limitation for residential areas,
the association would need a vari-
ance from the Board of
Adjustment. TAMPOA disagrees.
TAMPOA attorney Bill
Andersen noted that the city's
Historic Architectural Review
Commission unanimously
approved the gate at its April 22
meeting.
"It's Truman Annex's view
that no variance is required,"
Andersen told the Keynoter. "It is
not a fence; it is a structure. Now
the city is suggesting this a fence
you might put up around your
house, and it's clearly not."
Andersen said the gate would
be constructed between Thomas


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p.m. During the limited access
hours, entry will be available for
TAMPOA residents, visitors, city
employees, U.S. Navy personnel
or anyone attending a city event
between those hours. It also gave
association permission to build a
gate.
"At the City Commission
meeting, you indicated the one
caveat was that the gates must be
approved by HARC," Andersen
wrote to Smith. "All prerequisites
have been met."
Architect Bert Bender
designed the gate in 2005, when
TAMPOA originally proposed
the construction. Those plans
were just recently resubmitted.


Keynoter photo by KYLE TEAL
This is where the homeowners association wants to erect a
gate. City officials say the submitted plans don't comply with
city code.


Street and the TAMPOA guard-
house. If the gate is to close at
night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
Andersen says there would be a
guard on duty to open it for cer-
tain visitors and residents.
City Attorney Shawn Smith
wrote a letter toAndersen May 16
saying the city will not issue per-
mits for plans that don't comply
with city code.
"As you know, the question of
whether or not the city would
consent to any gates on Southard
Street was a hotly contested
issue," Smith wrote. "While ulti-


mately the city did agree that
gates could be constructed, it did
not waive any of the require-
ments of the city code of ordi-
nances...."
The city settled with TAM-
POA March 4, ending two law-
suits against the city that claimed
the homeowners association has
special property rights over the
Southard Street entrance that
would allow it to dictate when
people can access the neighbor-
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issue the permits," Andersen said.
"At this point, they have not
issued them. I have asked my
clients for guidance on the next
step."
The agreement with TAM-
POA also calls for the opening of
two streets in Bahama Village
leading into the waterfront, most
likely Petronia and Angela
streets.
"The city will not issue any
permits that do not comply with
city code," Smith wrote. "TAM-
POA should not expect to be
treated any differently than any
other applicant."


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has agreed to match
$200,000 in private dona-
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National Parks Trust to sup-
port education programs and
a coral-reef restoration proj-
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Everglades, Biscayne and
Dry Tortugas national parks
and Big Cypress National
Preserve will share $400,000
in the public and private
funding as a result of the
decision, announced April 24


by Secretary of the Interior
Dirk Kempthorne in
Washington.
The Park Service will
match $163,000 in private
funding pledged this year for
education programs at all
four national parks. Officials
say it will benefit an estimat-
ed 25,000 students annually
by funding overnight camp-
ing programs and field trips,
as well as additional teacher
training, classroom programs
and curriculum development.
The Park Service will also
match $37,000 in private
donations to support a coral-
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It comes from
'Margarita'
off Key West

A tiny gold combined tooth-
pick and earwax spoon,
believed to be more than 385
years old, was examined by
experts Monday after being
recovered from Key West
waters during the search for a
shipwrecked Spanish galleon.
The minuscule grooming


tool measures approximately 3
by 1.25 inches and weighs
about an ounce. It was found
Sunday by Blue Water
Ventures diver-Chris Rackley,
who was making a detailed
visual examination of the sea
bottom about 22 feet below the
surface 40 miles west of Key
West.
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"We've never seen anything
like it before."
According to Mathewson,
the grooming tool dates from
the late 16th or early 17th cen-
tury and was probably worn on
a gold chain. He estimated its
value could exceed $100,000.
The divers were searching
the shipwreck trail of the
Spanish galleon Santa
Margarita that sank in a 1622
hurricane. As well as the gold
artifact, Sunday's discoveries
included ceramic pieces,
spikes, ships' fittings, rigging
elements and two skeleton
keys.
"We were on the trail on the
Margarita site following the
artifact scatter pattern to the
north," Mathewson said. "This
is the furthest point on that
trail where gold has ever been
found before, so it confirms
that we're on the right trail."
The search for Santa
Margarita artifacts began
more than a quarter-century
ago by the late Key West treas-
ure hunter Mel Fisher. Today,
the Blue Water team is leading
that search under joint-ven-
ture partnership with the
Fisher family-owned compa-
ny, Motivation Inc.
Almost a year ago, Blue
Water divers located gold bars,
gold chains and a lead box
containing thousands of pearls
that were carried by the
Margarita. The value of that
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Internal Affairs makes changes


Police board
has concerns
about process
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Key West's Citizen Review
Board is optimistic of changes
interim Police Chief Donie Lee
is making to strengthen the rela-
tionship between the Internal
Affairs Department and the
island's police watchdog.
The board claims some
Internal Affairs investigations
completed don't live up to the
group's standards: "Thorough,
complete and fair."
Lee and Lt. David Smith,
head of Internal Affairs, said
Tuesday they transferred
Detective Randy Smith to that
department to work as an inspec-
tor. Internal Affairs Inspector


Janeth Del Cid will be trans-
ferred to the detectives' unit.
The Citizen Review Board is
a volunteer organization that
hears complaints from residents
who claim police mistreated
them. After hearing the com-
plainant and reviewing all mate-
rials regarding a case, the board
votes to make recommendations
to the officer's supervisor.
The group has expressed frus-
tration at its recent meetings
with reports and interviews Del
Cid has conducted.
"I am disappointed in the
quality of reports," member
Mike Driscoll wrote in an e-
mail.
But members say they wel-
come changes.
"The main change I would
like to see is the submission of
more complete investigations,"
member Trice Denny said. "It's


just common-sense things that
seem to be missing."
Denny made a comment dur-
ing a recent meeting that some of
the reports look as though they
were written by a "10-year-old."
Lee says they take each com-
plaint seriously, but some ques-
tions the CRB has "aren't rele-
vant to the particular investiga-
tions.
. "But I certainly think they
have legitimate concerns," he
added.
An example Lee offered was
Suleyman Unuvar's case in
which he claimed a police offi-
cer treated him violently nearly a
year ago. Unuvar filed his com-
plaint in October and internal
investigations didn't begin until
December.
Once the CRB received the
findings in April, it voted to send
Unuvar's file back to the police
with a list of new questions.
"There were a few of those
questions that I felt needed to be
asked," Lee said, "but some that
I think that weren't relevant to
the allegation against the police


officer. I think it's an education-
al process on their part, as well
as ours."
Board Chairman Bryan Green
said the later complaints and
reports are given to the group,
the more difficult.it is to make
determinations on cases.
"The complainant needs to
respond quickly, not months
after the event," Green said.
Lee said he plans to be at the
next CRB hearing, where com-
plainant Tom Luna's case will be
addressed. Luna claims police
callously interrogated him after
his partner died in June.
According to Green, many
complaints of inadequate reports
are from investigations conduct-
ed under "the old regime.
"We're looking for the same
result that I believe Chief Lee
and Lt. Smith are also looking
for," Green said. "I am very pos-
itive about [interim chief Donie
Lee's appointment. It seems very
obvious to me that it bodes well
with the department and the
community."


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 15


More autos burglarized


This time,
Stock Island
is the locale
Count Stock Island as the lat-
est place to be victimized by a
rash of break-ins.
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office says there have been at
least 12 auto burglaries there
since the beginning of the month.
Last month, 16 autos were
broken into on Marathon's west
end and subsequently several
houses were broken into, mostly
in the neighborhood behind the
Office Depot plaza. And in the
Eisenhower Drive area of Key
West last week, four autos report-
edly were broken into.
Monday, Detective Juan Llera
arrested Anthony Phillips, 29,
charging him with burglarizing a
car on Roberta Street on Stock
Island May 12. Phillips reported-
ly was caught on surveillance

Keys briefs


Key West woman
shot with airsoft gun

A Key Wester had to duck and
cover when a juvenile fired air-
soft pellets at her near the George
Allen apartment complex,
according to a police report.
The victim said she saw sev-
eral youths running around with
what appeared to be firearms
Sunday evening. The kids shot at
her vehicle, hitting the wind-
shield and left side of her face.
Police found the boy but the
victim said she didn't want to
press charges. The officer confis-
cated the gun.


video by the victim, who installed
the system after previous burgla-
ries.
Phillips reportedly admitted to
breaking in to the truck and tak-
ing cash, a radar detector, a flash-
light and other items. He was
charged with burglary and theft.
Detectives now are investigating
whether Phillips may have com-
mitted any of the other break-ins
this month.
He also is charged with a bur-
glary May 12 on Miriam Street,
two Friday on Roberta Street and
one Sunday on 3rd Street.
On May 8, a car was ran-
sacked on 9th Avenue. Checks, a
cell phone and cash were taken.
The victim said he forgot to roll
up one of the windows.
Friday, three unlocked vehi-
cles on Roberta Street were
entered with the suspects taking
cash, credit cards, tools and a pair
of sunglasses.
Monday, just prior to Phillips
being picked up, six vehicles
were entered including a car on
7th Avenue, a boat on 5th Avenue
and cars on 3rd, 7th and 8th
avenues. A boat at the Hurricane
Hole Marina was also burglar-
ized.
In almost every case, Deputy
Becky Herrin said, the vehicle in
question was unlocked or other-
wise unsecured.
"These types of crimes are
crimes of opportunity and are
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crime-prevention events in the
coming weeks.
The Mobile Command Post
will be set up and manned by
deputies and reserve officers who
will give tours of it, hand out
crime-prevention information
and answer questions about crime
and ways to avoid becoming a
victim.
The Command Post will be at
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Keys News


Village could hook museum R ys obituaries


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

The vacant Southwinds
Motel site in the heart of
Islamorada could one day fea-
ture a sportfishing museum and
small auditorium.
Development of a conceptual
plan for the property, owned by
the village since 2004, will be
discussed at today's 3 p.m.
Village Council workshop.
The Southwinds site once
was among proposed locations
for village administrative offices
but was dismissed. An old motel
on the Upper Matecumbe Key


parcel has been razed.
Conditions of a Florida
Communities Trust grant used to
buy the property call for it to be
developed as a public-access
recreational facility.
A sportfishing museum and
outdoor displays would "create a
.unique historical destination and
landmark within Islamorada," a
staff report notes. A museum
could "document the impacts of
sports fishing on the art, history
and culture of Islamorada and
the Florida Keys."
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for the conceptual plan. No con-
struction schedule or funding
sources are outlined.
The workshop at Islamorada
Fire Station No. 20, mile marker
81.8, is open to the public.
Sewer and zoning issues will
be considered at the regular
Village Council meeting at 5:30
p.m. Thursday at the fire station.
Issues before the council
include:
+ A proposal to accept $1
million in funding for design and
construction of the sewer system
for Indian Waterways Village, a
large subdivision at mile marker
89.2 on Plantation Key. Cost of
the project is estimated at $3.2
million, a report notes.
+ A proposal to change zon-
ing and future land-use map des-
ignations for five dry lots on the
Old Highway near Schooner
Bay Road. Islamorada staff rec-
ommends against the change
from Residential Estate to
Residential Single Family, say-
ing it would "increase permitted
density [from three units to five]
and create new development
rights which have not existed
since 1986."


Corinne Wade
Corinne
Ida Wade,
47, died May
16.

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active at St. Francis in the Keys
Episcopal Church while in the
Keys. She was a member of St.
James Episcopal Church in
Leesburg.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters Stephanie Corinne and
Alexis Marie Wade and mother
Dorothy J. Ruck, all of Leesburg;
brothers Dennis W. (and sister-in-
law Lois) Ruck and William E.
(and sister-in-law Kathy) Ruck;
and three nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be
held ihurcg-i. at St. jirr.-:
Episcopal Church, _ee":.r,
with Father Jay Lambert officiat-
ing.
A service will also be held at 2
p.m. May 31 at St. Columba
Episcopal Church in Marathon.
Memorial donations can be
sent to the Florida Brain Tumor
Association, P.O. Box '70182
Coral Springs, FL 30077; or the
Stephanie and .Alexis Wade
Educational Trust, c/o SunTrust
Bank, Leesburg.


Beyers Funeral Home and
Crematory, Leesburg, handled
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Platt of
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died May 18
at his home,
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born in
Schenectady,
N.Y,, Aug 1
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most of his life in New Cir,-jan
Conn.
SMr. Plait rc.ll:.-;ed in his
father's footsteps and graduat-
ed from Colgate University.
Upon graduation, he began a
sales career, working first for
Proctor and Gamble and then
Chesebrough Ponds. He went
on to become national sales
manager for Cutter
Laboratories.
Mr. Platt left the corporate
world behind and moved to the
Keys from Scituate, Mass., in 1987
to start his own business, He pur-
chased distributorships for
Arnold Bread and Trh:rria:
English Muffins. He retired two
. years ago to spend time with his
family.
Survivors include his wife
Sheryl; son Jamie (and daugh-
ter-in-law Vicki); son Richard;
daughter Jennifer (and son-in-
law Jerry) Dieguez; granach l-
dren James (Bucko), Kasey,

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OBITUARIES / From 16

Danielle, Kiley, Jared, Taylor and
Michael, all of Marathon; father
Robert Platt of Vero Beach; and
sisters Laura of Richmond, Va.,
and Marion of Chicago, II.
An open house and celebra-
tion of life is planned for 2 p.m.
Sunday at his home at 855 70th
St. gulf.
Memorial donations can be
made to a scholarship fund to
benefit *umme r y'ojuth recreation
programs. Send them to the city
of Marathon, care of Parks and
Recreation Director Jimmy
Schmidt, 9805 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, FL 33050

Mark Coyne
Mark W. Coyne, 53, died May
11 as a result of a University of
Wisconsin Hospital Med Flight
accident.
He was born July 29, 1954, at
Madison General Hospital to
Anthoriy and, LaDeane
(Johnson) Coyne. He graduated
from Marathon High School in
1972, His parents owned
Coyne's Laurdr./
Mr. Co/rne married Melody'
Densl.a on March 23 19-'9 He
received his associate'; degree
in 1979 ana his associate's in
nursing in 1080 from FAomi-Dode
Community College. He also
received a diploma with h:,on or
h rnursing in io80 from the
University of lMiami .IJo:,:socr
Memorial Hospital Sch:ioi of
Nursing.
From 19801o 1981 hewasthe
unit charge nurse in the Medical-
Surgical Unit of Variety Children's
Hospital in Miami. In June 1981,
he joined the University of
Wisconsin Fospital and Clinics as





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the Orthopedic Unit charge
nurse. From 1983 through 1986,
he was a nurse clinician in tre
Pediatric Irntensive Care Unit. In
January 1986, he began his
teaching career as an emer-
gency medical services instruc-
tor. at the Miaaison Area
Technical College, where he
was curreritti teaching In June
1986, he joined the UW Mrled
Flight program, where ' he
'. ori edI as a flight nurse the post
22 years.
Mr. Coyne married Ann 1M
Voskuil Oct. 5, 1991. He was a pri-
vate pilot and eri,.:,e.:j trrvjreling
especially sailing in the
Caribbean.
He was p::re.-ede in death
by his parents, Anthony and
.aDeanr Coyne; maternal
grandparents Edwin and Fern
(F.rimr.v..rr) Johnson; and
paternal grandparents Herbert
and Clara (Bauer) Co, ne
He is survived by his wife Ann
of Waunakee; siblings Michelle
(James), Scnralring Monique
(Keith) Johnson, Mitchell (Dana)
Cc., ne. Megan (John) Cucc�-io
and Mignon Coyne; in-laws
'olphr and Margaret Voskuil;
Scott (Merry) Voskuil, Todd
(Dorlere) Voskuil, Terry (Lori)
Voskull and Brent (jacki) Voskuil:
and numerous nieces, rieprhe.s
and other ieicti.ve.
A Lisilation was held in
Madison, Wis., with Pastor Doug
VanEssen presiding.
A rremrorici sc:hciolarship fjund
for nursing anrd emergreric
medical services will be.estab-
liled in his name. Donations
can be sent to Mark W. Coyne
Memorial Scholarship Fund care.
of Summit Credit Union, PO Box
804-. I.1ldi.:.n WI 53708.-


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Keys Business


Keys briefs


Chamber class
looks at the law

The Greater Marathon
Chamber of Commerce's
Business Unimersity has a
Legal Issues and Business
class May 20 at Marathon
High School's Florida Ke s
Community College chm-
pus.
It will deal w ith legal
strategies and ho" to suc-
cessfully start. run and oper-
ate a business from a legal
perspective. Two corporate
attorneys will teach the
class.
To sign up. call or send
an e- mil to Charlotte at
the chamber. 743-5417 or
charlotte@floridakeys
marathon.com.-

Magner promoted,
Travis is hired

Marianne Magner has
been named assistant vice
president of human
resources at Keys Federal
Credit Union.
She joined the credit
union in October 1997 as a
teller and was quickly pro-
moted to executive assistant.
In 2000 she was promoted
to human resources director
and headed up the redesign
of the credit union's Web
site. In 2004 she \was pro-
moted to assistant vice pres-
ident of marketing.
Also, Renee Travis has
joined the credit union as
marketing director. She had
worked for After Hour
Pediatrics as a physicians'
representative in Lake
Worth and the American
Cancer Societr of West
Palm Beach as a community
representative.

Santos gets kudos
from Holiday Isle

Holiday Isle Resort of
Islamorada has named
cashier Maria Santos its
employee of the month for
April: Santos has worked at
.the resort a year.


State: Fine Verizon


Attorneys say
phone company
violates rules

Florida Attorney General Bill
McCollum, Florida Public
Counsel J.R. Kelly, and Mike
Twomey, an attorney represent-
ing the AARP, have asked the
Florida Public Service
Commission to fine Verizon


Florida $6.5 million for what
they say are repeated violations
of service rules in Florida during
2007.
The petition, filed Thursday,
says Verizon willfully violated
PSC rules for telecommunica-
tions service repairs 262 times
last year. The petition asks the
commission to establish a dock-
et to investigate Verizon's serv-


ice quality, and requests that the
company be required to show
why it should not be required to
pay the maximum allowable fine
of $6.5 million for the alleged
violations.
The PSC rules they say the
company violated require that no
less that 95 percent of the reports
of service outages be restored
within 24 hours and that no less


See PETITION / 19


SNEW MEMBERS: The Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Women's Club inducted
four new members at its latest meeting at the Islamorada Fishing Club. At their inductions
are (from left) Rae Leigh Gonsalves (new), Claire Johnson (new), Mirine Dye, Anne Wren,
Patty Murphy, Cathy Roth (new) and Lauren Dunn (new).


Keys low in joblessness


But statewide,
it's high due to
housing slump

Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for April
stood at 4.9 percent, represent-
ing 456,000 jobless Floridians
out of a labor force of 9.23 mil-
lion, the state's Agency for
Workforce Innovation said in a
report released Friday.
The unemployment rate is
unchanged over the month but
up 1.1 percentage points over the
year. Florida's April and March'
unemployment rates are the


highest since February 2004,
which was also 4.9 percent. The
state's unemployment rate
remains slightly below the
national rate of 5.0 percent.
Alachua and Walton counties
have the state's lowest unem-
ployment rates (3 percent each);
followed by Leon, Liberty, and
Wakulla counties (3.1 percent
each); and Monroe, Lafayette
and Sumter (3.2 percent each).
Flagler County, at 7.6 per-
cent, had the highest unemploy-
ment rate in Florida in April, fol-
lowed by Charlotte County (6.8
percent); Hernando County (6.6


percent); Lee and St. Lucie
counties (6.4 percent each); and
Hendry County (6.3 percent).
Most of these high unem-
ployment rates are due mainly to
declines in the housing market,
the agency says.
The April job-growth rate of
minus .8 percent continues the
trend of negative growth that
began in September 2007, pri-
marily due to declines in con-
struction.
Economists are in rare agree-
ment on this much: Florida is
worse off than the nation as a
whole.

See JOBS / 19


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Tong's delivers so quickly
that it catches some
people by surprise.

Tong's Garden
Key West
Tong's Garden has quietly
set itself as an establishment
of the Key West community,
going on 15 years in New
Town Key West, owner Hok
Tong says through a translator.
The Chinese-speaking
Tong and his wife say they
specialize in making good
Chinese food for Americans
- quite unlike most Chinese
food, Tong says - with a
secret recipe created by Tong's
family in New York City.
Tong says his restaurant
relies on fresh\ made food
and large portions to keep
business coming in.
"Deh\ern is so fast, peo-
ple often joke we cook the
food m the back of the
truck." he sa s. "Some peo-
ple actually complain that
they expected to be able to
shoi er or run an errand
before dinner arrived."
No\. Tong and his staff
have concerns much larger
than the day-to-da\ business
operations. The disaster in
the home country.
Tong is donating to the
Red Cross' effort to help the
Chinese after an earthquake
and follow\ ing mudslides
killed thousands there
For food - carryout or
delivery only - or for chari-
ty, call Tong's Garden at
294-0577 or stop by at 1458
Kennedy Drive in Key West
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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JOBS / From 18

"Florida definitely has been
hit much harder by the housing
decline," said Lynn Reaser, an
economist with Bank of
America.
"Florida is clearly in reces-
sion," said Mark Vitner, an econ-
omist at Wachovia.
"The question for me is not
whether we'll have a recession,
but how severe it will be," said
David Denslow, an economist at
the University of Florida.
RealtyTrac this week report-
ed that Florida had the nation's
fourth-highest state foreclosure
rate in April, with one in every
242 households receiving a fore-
closure notice. The state ranked
second in the nation for total
foreclosures filed, with 35,264.
Denslow said part of the
problem is a recent drop in the
number of newcomers moving
to the state.
"The fundamental thing that's
different for Florida is we
depend on growth," Denslow
said. "When that growth slows
down, then we are more suscep-
tible."
A recent UF study found that


population growth is now the
slowest it's been in decades,
largely because so many people
are fleeing the state's increasing-
ly high home prices and cost of
living.
Which brings us back to the
housing market.
Denslow said the housing
bust has meant fewer construc-
tion jobs, a tighter market for
credit and greater caution for
businesses that might think


about expanding. And the falling
prices have reduced consumers'
available lines of credit and
made people nervous about
spending.
For families who bought at
the top of the market, their
biggest asset has lost much of its
value.

This report was supplement-
ed with material from the Miami
Herald.


State: Verizon falls short


PETITION / From 18

than 95 percent of other trouble
reports be fixed within 72 hours.
The petition points to deterio-
ration of Verizon's repair per-
formance since the last investi-
gation of its service. That inves-
tigation resulted in a $2 million
settlement in 2001 involving
Verizon, the attorney general
and the public counsel.
The petition filed last week
shows a steady decline in
Verizon's repair performance
since 2002. That year, the com-


pany reported less than 50
repair-rule violations for the
year compared to the 262 viola-
tions reported in 2007, which
represents the worst perform-
ance of any year since 2001.
"Our request that Verizon be
fined $6.5 million for failure to
comply with the PSC repair
rules should deliver a message to
all Florida telecommunications
companies that Florida con-
sumers believe that service is
important and that compliance
with the PSC rules is essential,"
said Kelly, whose agency repre-
sents Florida utility customers.


Keys briefs


Four promoted
at TIB Bank

TIB Bank of the Keys has pro-
moted four high-level staffers.
Vicki Walker is now vice pres-
ident. She joined TIB in
September 1997 and has been
teller supervisor at the Tavemier
office, loan administrative assis-
tant, executive assistant and pub-
lic relations officer. She now
serves as corporate secretary for
TIB Financial Corp., TIB's hold-
ing company.
Julie Alexander, an officer and
accounting manager, is now
assistant vice president of the
Accounting Department. She
joined TIB in February 2003. Her
responsibilities include oversight
of accounts payable.
Gretchen Meyers, an officer
and assistant director of financial
reporting of the Accounting
Department, has been promoted
to assistant vice president. She
joined TIB in January 2003 as an
accountant.
Tai Huynh has been promoted


from financial reporting account-
ant to officer. He joined TIB's
Homestead division in August
2004.

Oberlies joins
Keys hospital

John Oberlies has joined
Lower Keys Medical Center as
manager of emergency services.
Oberlies has more than 29
years of practice management
and clinical experiences. Prior to
joining the Stock Island hospital,
he lived in Ocala and obtained a
bachelor's degree from the
University of Florida and a mas-
ter's from Webster University.
Also at Lower Keys, regis-
tered nurse Anna Sody has earned
her registered nurse first assistant
credentialing. A nurse with the
credential performs the usual
functions pertaining to the peri-
operative (anesthesia, surgery
and recovery) experience, but
also intraoperative (during sur-
gery) functions that include han-
dling tissue, suturing and provid-


ing hemostasis.

Chamber prepares
for radio auction

The Key Largo Chamber of
Commerce has its annual radio
auction set for a July 27 broadcast
on WKEZ 96.9-FM
It's the chamber's only
fundraiser of the year and
includes an eBay component. To
get involved, call Gladys at 451-
1414.

Hawks Cay honors
Dinan and McCadie

Hawks Cay Resort Sales and
Marketing Coordinator Jennifer
Dinan and Stephanie McCadie,
financial analyst, have been
named managers of the first quar-
ter at the Duck Key resort
Both were cited for their
efforts and positive attitude dur-
ing the February reopening of
Hawks Cay, which had been shut
for a $35 million renovation.


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l KEYNOTER


Keys Living


Keys briefs


Alifano wins
Fisher award

Aurora
Alifano, a
diver who
graduated
from the
University
of
California-
Santa Cruz
ALIFANO with a
bachelor's
degree in marine biology, has
been given the 2008Dolores
Fisher Award by the Mel
Fisher Maritime Museum in
Key West.
The award, which carries
a $1,000 check, is given to a
woman who shares Mel
Fisher's wife's passion for
the oceans and who plans to
pursue a career in a maritime
field.
Alifano is completing her
master's degree in marine
science at Moss Landing
Marine Labs. Upon gradua-
tion, her aspiration is to
direct a diving safety pro-
gram at an academic institu-
tion. integrating marine edu-
cation and dive medicine..
Jenna Algee, runner-up
and \winner of a $500 prize,
is a marine biology student at
the Maine Maritime
Academy. She plans a career
in environmental-law with a
focus on marine policy.

Gergo is named
Zontian of year

Jo
Gergo has
been
named the
Zonta
SClub of
Mara-
Sthon's
Zontian of
GERGO the Near.
She joined
Zonta in 2006 and has given
time to the Club and other
community organizations.
Zonta members say she is an
example of the club's mis-
sion of ad\ dancing the status
of \ omen \ orldwvide


- . . r Bill Laney hopes
S" , his writing about
the reality of being
- homeless will get
. more exposure.



'It's expensive to be homeless'

Laney chronicles story, hopes for wider view


By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


When you meet him, the last
thing you'd think of Bill Laney is
that he's homeless.
In fact, it took him close to
two years living on Greyhound
buses before he considered that
he could apply what he calls "the
H word" to his situation.
"It's expensive to be home-
less," he said. "You can't stock up
on groceries that are on sale, that
kind of thing. You pay a premium
for everything when you don't
have a home."
Laney has chronicled his tale
in a manuscript titled "What it's
Like to be Homeless," an amaz-
ingly readable foray into the
unthinkable.
Unthinkable because Laney's
like many of us: A lifetime of good
jobs and a roof over his head, but
he didn't make enough to sock a
lot of money away. As he moved
into his 70s, his health started to
fail him and he lost his apartment
because he couldn't pay the rest.
Then, without a home, he lost his
job; he worked for Lowes Theaters
in Buffalo, N.Y.
Laney's story has drawn the


attention of homeless advocates
locally and in D.C. because his is
the face of reality. Though people,
with addictions and mental ill-
ness are the stereotypical home-
less, a growing number are like
Bill Laney, average Americans
hammered by a slowing economy
and a sense of pride that won't
allow them to acknowledge they
need help.
Laney's mother was ill when
he lost his apartment, so he
worked hard to figure a way he
could-sleep somewhere and still
be at her bedside as often as pos-
sible. That's when Greyhound
and its Ameripass became a life-
saver. He calculated schedules,
first around Florida, then stretch-
ing out around the country, where
he could have long uninterrupted
nights on a bus for sleeping and
still get back to see his mother,
who died in 2005.
At the same time, his health
was worsening. His legs were
barely functioning, and each
movement was painful.
Greyhound has a service that
allows the disabled to board first,
and Laney used it.
But throughout, he worried he
might come across as a homeless


person. He says he found that the
big giveaway was the luggage he
carried.
At first he rented a storage
garage to put away some of the
stuff from his apartment. But as
that got too expensive, he pared it
down, carrying everything that
meant the most to him in a collec-
tion of bags - until the bus line
he counted on to save him lost the
last of those most precious
mementos we cling to, the hand-
ful of photos and letters and snip-
pets of life that remind us who
we've been and why.
Whatever it is, that sense that
keeps us from admitting we're
down and out, kept Laney from
admitting his homelessness, even
after he'd finally admitted it to
himself. Somehow he managed
to have total joint replacement
surgery on both knees without
letting on to his physician that he
had no home beyond a public
bus.
After his mother died, Laney
bounced around on buses, even-
tually ending up in Key West
from Fort Lauderdale. Here, he
stayed in the Keys Overnight
Temporary Shelter; or KOTS. He
says the organization, the cleanli-


ness and the sheer safety of the
so-called safe zone on the
grounds of the Stock Island
Detention Center felt good after
experiencing other parts of South
Florida. And it is close to Florida
Keys Community College, which
has a library and computer
access.
"I would not have been able to
write the book without the help of
the college," Laney said.
Michael Stoops, executive
director of the National Coalition
for the Homeless, read Laney's
manuscript.
"Your proposed book is factu-
al, right on the mark, well-written
and is something I wish that all
powers-that-be would read. I
could not have done better
myself," Stoops wrote to him.
Though Laney doesn't know
whether his book will be pub-
lished, he's optimistic. No sur-.
prise from a man who, even hob-
bling on the streets in pain and
without a home, always finds the
glass half full.
If it makes it to print, it would
be a must-read. At the very least,
it would help people look a little
longer at that man huddled with a
pile of luggage and no place to go.








Keys Living


Wednesday, May 21,2008 21


Get a splash of the Keys


All-encompassing
water-related
events grouped
Warm water and a warm wel-
come await water enthusiasts at
Island Sun Splash 2008, slated
for June 11 to 14 at venues
throughout the Upper Keys.
Organized by the Upper Keys
Association of Dive and Snorkel
Operators, the event includes
activities for everyone, from
expert divers to families visiting
continental America's only living
coral reef for the first time.
Special events directed at
youngsters and families are a
hallmark of Island Sun Splash.
"People can come try diving
for the first time, take a dive
resort course or get fully certi-
fied," said Gary Mace, one of the
event organizers.
Discover Scuba diving classes


are to be offered so visitors can
get an introductory taste of div-
ing. Snorkeling lessons are set to
make sightseeing from the
water's surface a fun and safe
experience.
Underwater photography and
video seminars are to be accom-
panied by photo and video con-
tests, with separate divisions for
kids and adults. A Land and Sea
Photo Scavenger Hunt also is
planned.
Kids also can enter the Junior
Olympics, a set of in-pool games
that focus on fun, sportsmanship
and competition.
The Reef Environmental
Education Foundation is to con-
duct its popular fish identification
classes so no introductions will
be necessary when snorkelers and
divers come nose to snout with
local underwater inhabitants.
Shallow reefs and wrecks in


calm, clear water await newly
certified and less-experienced
divers, while advanced divers can
make the journey down to vessels
such as the former U.S. Coast
Guard cutters Bibb and Duane
and the freighter Eagle.
Extremely experienced divers
can attend a daylong technical-
diving session followed by a
seminar on deep technical diving
and the use of rebreathers.
Other schedule standouts
include a visit to the Florida Keys
History of Diving Museum in
Islamorada, which houses an
unparalleled collection of historic
dive gear. The museum features a
special collection dedicated to Art
McKee, a treasure diver from
Islamorada regarded as the father
of recreational diving.
Sally Bauer, co-founder of the
museum, is to offer a private
reception and seminar on the his-
tory of diving and show how
recreational diving actually got


its start in waters off Islamorada.
Modem treasure hunters Carl
Fismer and Mace are to conduct a
seminar on the 1733 Spanish fleet
that was forced onto Keys reefs
by a powerful storm. Fismer and
Mace plan to lead tours to local
wreck sites after each session.
Rounding out the Island Sun
Splash events are kayaking trips
and introductory sailing lessons
at Founder's Park in Islamorada,
a fishing clinic, dinner parties and
a family-style barbecue and
awards celebration.


Admission wristbands to
Island Sun Splash cost $20 per
adult and $10 per youngster age
10 to 14. Children under 10 are
admitted without charge.
The wristbands allow entrance
to all seminars, the Try Scuba
pool sessions and 10 percent dis-
counts on dive trips, dive gear,
apparel, meals at participating
restaurants and merchandise at
participating retailers.
For the latest schedules and
lists of participants, visit www
.islandsunsplash.com.


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Free spay day
planned May 30
The Key Largo Animal
Shelter's next free spay day is
May 30. For an appointment,
call Marsha at 451-0088.

Red Cross trains
new babysitters
Summer planning is under-
way and no one feels the pinch
more than moms and dads do.'
That's why the American Red
Cross encourages families and
caretakers to look for trained
and certified babysitters for
their summer needs.
To feel more relaxed and
secure, parents and caregivers
need to have a sitter they
know has been trained in the
safety and well being of their
child. Last week in Key West,
the Red Cross trained 10
youths, according to volunteer
instructor Donna Roberts.
Participants learn to admin-
ister basic first aid; how to
properly hold and feed a child;
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needed; monitor safe play and
actively engage your child;
and some may be certified in
infant and child cardiopul-
monary resuscitation.
The Red Cross babysitters'
training program is open to
girls and boys ages 11 to 15
years and is typically taught
on a Saturday. An authorized
Red Cross instructor teaches
it.
For information on times
and locations of upcoming
classes, contact the Red Cross
at 296-4033 or 852-9612.

Key West groups
host dance night
The Old Island Restoration
Foundation and the Key West
Oldest House Museum are
hosting what they call
Dancing in the Garden from 7
to 10 p.m. June 6 at 322 Duval
St. It's open to the public; the
$10 admission includes one
free beer and wine. Music is
by D.J. Mike. For specifics,
call 294-9501.

Keys military

Lower Keys
* U.S. Army Pvt. Leah M.
Draper has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Among her studies were basic
combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map reading
and field tactics.
She is the daughter of
Patricia and Edward Draper of
Key Largo and a 2007 gradu-
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FOR THE KIDS: Tom 1I- a
and Marcia Martell
present a $5,000 . .
check on behalf of
the Ocean Reef
Foundation to Lisa
Reynaud, president of
the Florida Keys Foster
Adoptive Parents
Association. The
money will be used to
support operations of
the Kids Closet in Key
Largo, which provides
clothes,.shoes, toys
and school supplies to
foster, adoptive and
relative-care children
of Monroe County.


Keys briefs


'Mohawk' history
addressed tonight

"The Battle of the Atlantic" is
the topic of a free 7 p.m. lecture
tonight at the Key West library,
700 Fleming St.
Key West Maritime
Historical Society board mem-
ber Bill Verge, also a city com-
missioner, will lead the lecture
on the World War II role of the
USS Mohawk, a U.S. Coast
Guard cutter. He serves as com-
manding officer of the decom-
missioned ship docked at the
Truman Waterfront. The docu-
mentary video "Victory at Sea"
will also be shown.
To counter the threat of Axis
submarines, it was vessels such
as the Mohawk that that carried
the fight to the enemy: At the end
of the war, there was a huge sur-
plus of ships and the Mohawk
was decommissioned and placed
in storage. It's now a floating
museum.
Meanwhile, Boy Scout David
Coffin of Troop 573 on Big Pine
Key is seeking donations for his
Eagle Scout project, which is
restoring the. bunks in the crew
quarters of the Mohawk.
The plan is that once his pro-
ject's complete, youth groups
will have a place to stay aboard
overnight while learning about
the life of sailors during the war.
He needs donations to purchase
canvas panels, materials to put
in grommets and rope to lash
them on metal frames. .
S'Anyone who.. can donate'


money or who wants to help can
contact Coffin at 872-3074 or
send checks made out to "David
Coffin's Eagle Project" at P.O.
Box 430538, Big Pine Key, FL
33043. Money can also be
dropped off at the Mohawk, at
the Truman Waterfront at the
end of Southard Street.

Memorial Day
ride is Sunday

The southernmost chapter of
ABATE (American Bikers
Aimed Toward Education) has
its annual Memorial Day ride
Sunday starting at 9 a.m.
Participants should meet at the
International House of Pancakes
on North Roosevelt Boulevard
in Key West.
The ride will include several
stops as the bikers journey up
the Keys and across the Seven
Mile Bridge. At the east end of
the bridge there will be an
oceanside service.
For more information call
Dixie Lee Henckel at 797-0474.

Key Largo club
hears from Slate

The next general membership
meeting of the Key Largo Civic
Club is at 6 p.m. May 27 at the
club, 209 Ocean Bay Drive, Key
Largo.
Guest speaker is Spencer
State, talking about diving.
.Bring a dish to share. Call. 451-
;9833 for mpr. .


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Keys briefs


Cheerleader
tryouts Thursday

The Ke. Largo-based
Florida Keys Elite All Star
cheerleaders, -\ ho took first
place in the Small Level 2
division at the Florida Cheer
and Dance Association Open
in Coral Spnngs last month,
are looking to expand.
Tryouts for the new sea-
son are scheduled for 5 p.m.
Thursday at the Key Largo
Commuru Park. Cost is
$25. To find out more, go to
www.floridakeyselite.com.

Volleyball group
looking for players
Members of what's called
the Upper Keys Volleyball
Group are looking for men
and \women to play competi-
tive two-man volleh ball at the
a KeN Largo Communit) Park
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursda) s.
To tind out more. call
Mannw or Liz at 879-7074.

Youth baseball
registers players

Youth baseball players
ages 8 to 12 can sign up for a
five-dam camp being led by
Coral Shores High School
coaches and players.
The camp will run June 16
to 20 at the Key Largo
Commuruty Park. Cost is
$75.
Registration w ill close
\\hen 50 pla ers sign up. Call
baseball Coach Jeff Meyers
(days) at 853-3222. Ext.
56340: or Inights) 852-9852.

Big Pine softball
starts in June

The Big Pine Co-Ed
Softball League is starting it.
2008 season.
There are open practices
and pickup games every
Sunday at 7 p.m. starting in
June. Captains should call
Linda at 942-9475.


Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU
Team Taboo races to victory - and its first finish in three races this year - Sunday in Marathon.




Mazzoni leads



all in Grand Prix


Third time's
a charm for
Team Taboo

Bill Mazzoni had only one
goal Sunday at the Marathon
Super Boat Grand Prix in the
Florida Keys.
Just finish the race. But the
Delray Beach powerboat racer
did better than that.
Piloting Team Taboo,
Mazzoni and throttleman Ben


Robertson of Mount Pleasant,
S.C., not only won the Superboat
Vee Unlimited class, their 88.52-
mph average speed was the
fastest of the 18-boat fleet.
"We didn't finish the first two
races [this year] because of
equipment breakdowns,"
Mazzoni said. "Finishing today
was our primary strategy."
The third race of the 2008
Super Boat International season
featured a course found nowhere


else on the circuit. Drivers had to
maneuver their boats under both
the historic and contemporary
Seven Mile bridges in the Keys.
"It looks a little bit tricky, but
once you get there [under the
bridges], it's not a big deal," said
Brett Lee Furshman, a North
Miami racer who drove
Miccosukee Indian Gaming to a
Super Vee-class win with an
average speed of 87.15 mph.
Robert Noble of Windemere
See RACING / 25


Dolphin worth $11,500


Pompano woman
wins Coconuts
,over weekend

The 46-pound dolphin
Pompano Beach angler Meredith
Storelli caught Saturday hung on
as the heaviest fish caught at the
Coconuts Dolphin Tournament
that ended Sunday in Key Largo.


Storelli won the $10,000
grand prize, plus $1,500 for the
heaviest fish caught during the
first day of fishing.
"We put [Saturday] behind us
and tried to catch a bigger fish"
Sunday," said Storelli, who
caught the big bull in 20 minutes
on a trolled, purple-skirted dead
ballyhoo rigged to 30-pound-test


line.
Storelli fished aboard the
Black Crab with Capt. Jeff
Cameron of Fort Lauderdale.
The pair was about 14 miles off-
shore when they spotted two
frigate birds and trolled the area.
Finishing second was Mike
Malvasio of Southwest Ranches.
Fishing and skippering his own


See DOLPHIN / 26


Get


'wrecked'


in August

First-ever
dive festival
is in August
Near a dozen fish-filled,
coral-covered . world-
renowned shipwrecks, Key
Largo is the perfect venue to
host WreckFest 2008 for
advanced open water divers
through those "wreckaholics"
who just can't get enough.
Set for Aug. 2 through 10,
the festival includes nine days
of wreck diving plus a packed
roster of topside activities.
The festival offers the
opportunity to explore some
of the best dive sites in North
America, with excursions
designed to suit divers of
varying skill levels seeking
explorations at varying
depths.
Dive sites include the
Spiegel Grove, Duane and
Bibb, among others, for the
recreational advanced divers,
plus the Northern Light and
Queen of Nassau for those
with technical experience.
Also to be featured are the
Doc De Mille and Hugos April
Fool in Biscayne National
Park.
The 510-foot Spiegel
Grove, one of the world's
largest ships to be sunk as an
artificial reef, is located off
Dixie Shoals in Key Largo,
just north of Molasses Reef.
"This is an excellent wreck
for recreational and technical
divers as it offers a wealth of
different diving opportunities,
from fish-watching at 80 feet
right through to penetration
dives deep in the wreck," said
WreckFest 2008 coordinator
Chris Brown of the Silent
World Dive Center..
Evening events are to be
hosted by acclaimed divers
such as wreck detective John
Chatterton, International
Association of Nitrox and
Technical Divers' Tom Mount
See WRECK / 25






Keys Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, May 21,2008 25


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Keynoter photo by RYAN V
The Grand Prix in Marathon is the only offshore race ii
the drivers have to traverse under a set of bridges.


18 boats race


RACING / From 24

won the Superboat Stock class in
Stihl, while George Bochis of
Lakeland placed first in
Manufacturer Production III
class in Crazy Greek.
Following are complete
results by class, boat,
owner/driver, hometown, and
average speed in miles per hour:
* Superboat Vee Unlimited:
Team Taboo, Bill Mazzoni,
Delray Beach, 88.52.
* Super Vee: Miccosukee,
Brett Lee Furshman, North


Miami, 87.15.
* Superboat Stock: Stihl,
Robert Noble, Windemere,
84.54.
+ Manufacturer Production I:
Team Raven, Randy Knapp,
Englewood, 76.26.
* Manufacturer Production
III: Crazy Greek, George
Bochis, Lakeland, 67.44.
+ Manufacturer Production
IV: Pirate Racing, David
Denhan, Soddy Daisy, Tenn.,
69.95.
+ Manufacturer Production
V: Rum Runners, Bobbie Kieber,
Big Pine Key, 51.95.


Proceeds benefit foundation


WRECK / From 24


and world record cave diver
Jarrod Jablonski.
Major equipment manufac-
, turers and training agencies
such as Aqualung, Halcyon,
Hollis Tech, Oceanic, Global
Underwater Explorers, IANTD,
Professional Association of
Diving Instructors and
Technical Diving International
plan to provide equipment
McCARTHY demonstrations, gear give-
n which aways and opportunities to find
out more about rebreathers,
technical diving and training.
Demonstrations and semi-


nars are to take place at the
Holiday Inn Key Largo, mile
marker 100 oceanside.
WreckFest 2008 passes can
be purchased for one, three,
six and nine days with or with-
out accommodations. Each
pass includes morning dives
plus afternoon and evening
activities. Passes are $100 for
one day, $255 for three days,
$420 for six days and $540 for
an all-event super pass.
Proceeds benefit the Upper
Keys Artificial Reef
Foundation.
For more information about
WreckFest 2008, including a
complete schedule of events


and special accommodations
rates, visit www.silentworld-
keylargo.com/wreckfest.
html. Information also can be
obtained by calling Brown at
Silent World at 451-3252 or
e-mailing info@silentworld-
keylargo.com.

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Masters doles


out $13,000


Anglers can earn more than
$13,000 in cash prizes by pursu-
ing acrobatic dolphin during the
seventh annual Yamaha Dolphin
Masters Invitational, scheduled
May 31 in waters around Key
West.
First-place honors await the
angler scoring the highest total
combined weight of three dol-
phin catches. The cash purse is
based on participation by a field
of 25 boats.
The second-place winner is to
receive a four-night tropical
fishing vacation for four.
The angling challenge is
headquartered in Key West's
Historic Seaport at the Conch
Republic Seafood Co., 631
Greene St.
Tournament events are to


kick off at 5:30 p.m. May 30
with a final registration, captains
meeting and party.
The following morning, fish-
ing is to begin with a Bimini
start at 7 a.m. Anglers are to
weigh in their dolphin at the
Conch Republic Seafood docks
3:30-4:30 p.m., and an awards
party is scheduled for 5 p.m. at
Conch Republic Seafood.
The tournament is open to all
anglers and the entry fee is $750
per boat. There is no limit on the
number of boats that can regis-
ter.
For more information, call
John Stuempfig at 304-7674 or
e-mail wave.whacker@hot
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Doumis, Gonsoulin


win the Ladies


Rookie angler Dawn
Gonsoulin of Houma, La., and
Marathon resident Joy Doumis
won top team honors in the 32nd
annual Ladies Tarpon
Tournament that ended May 10.
On her first competitive day
of fishing, Gonsoulin reeled in
three tarpon out of six hook-ups.
"The adrenaline rush you get
from catching these fish is unbe-
lievable," said Gonsoulin.
Gonsoulin's second day in the
tournament was quiet.
"She had a batting average of
.500 the first day but went 0 for
10 the second;" said her guide,
Byron Fames of Marathon.
Doumis also caught three tar-
pon, bringing the winning team's


total to six-
The top three individual
anglers tied at 675 points, each
scoring three tarpon on 12-
pound-test line, -so their stand-
ings .and awards were based on
time.
First-place individual angler
was Judy McKime who fished
with Capt. Mike Taute, both of
Marathon. Gonsoulin came in
second, and third-place angler
was her teammate Doumis, who
fished with Capt. Donna Vankirk
of Marathon.
The tournament attracted 15
anglers who caught and released
22 tarpon.


Meredith Storelli shows
worth $11,500.


off her winning dolphin, which was


Torres tops all kids


DOLPHIN/ From 24

boat, dubbed Swallow- the
Leader, Malvasio weighed in a
43.8-pound dolphin.
Allan Peterson of Prior Lake,
Minn., took third with a 41.3-
pound dolphin caught with
brother Ed Peterson of
Islamorada aboard the Triple
Debt. His cash prize was $2,000.
In the women's division,


Helen Knisley of Sparta, Tenn.,
took first place with a 36.2-
pound dolphin caught aboard the
Hang 'Em High with Capt. Jack
Falcucci.
Jorge Torres of Homestead
won the kids' division with a
27.2-pound dolphin.
Tournament director Colleen
Mountain reported the tourna-
ment, one of the largest angling
contests in the Keys, attracted
453 entrants.


::ITHEHOTTEST ANCERSINTHE=.EY


Howell

wins the

Fly-Spin

Mitch Howell of Plantation
was named first-place angler in
the fourth annual All-Species
Invitational Fly-Spin Keymorada
Tournament that ended May 9.
He fished the Islamorada
backcountry for shallow-water
species, triumphing over his
closest competitor who fished
offshore - and lost the title by
just one fish..
Keymorada rules dictate that
anglers can fish any combination
of the two fishing days in the
backcountry or offshore for tar-
get species scored in a point sys-
tem. In addition, the organizers
pick a different captain for each
team each day.
Howell fished the first day
with Capt. Dave Denkert of-
Islamorada and the second day
with Capt. Bob Branham of Fort
Lauderdale.
With Denkert, Howell caught
and released three redfish and a
snook near Flamingo and two
permit off Islamorada.
The second day, Howell
caught two permit in the morning
and three bonefish and a lemon
shark estimated at 75 pounds in
the afternoon.
"I love the fact that it was a
two-day event and a multiple
species event," said Howell, who
plans to return next year to
defend his title.
Howell said the highlight of
the tournament for him was
watching his brother-in-law,
Steve Rubin of Pinecrest, catch
his first redfish and bonefish.
"The bonefish wrapped
around the trim tab and it looked
like he was going to lose it," said
Howell. "He worked really
hard."
Rubin's bonefish pushed
Branham over the limit to win
the grand champion guide award.
He and Rich Tudor of
Islamorada tied for grand cham-
pion guide with 3,000 points
each, but Branham won based on
the time the fish were caught.
The tournament, which drew 87
anglers, raises money to support
the Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation. Event organizer
Mitchell Widom's daughter
Taylor was diagnosed with
Crohn's in 2004.


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Keys Fishing


Wednesday, May 21,2008
KEYNOTER


Offshore
Even with a few days of
west wind, the past week has
been the best as far as dol-
phin action.
Many charters had slam-
mer-size dolphin racked at
day's end, including scores
of school-size fish. Capt.
John Taskowitz on the
Suzanne from Whale Harbor
Marina in Islamorada had a
few days with great catches
of slammers, including a
rack full of lifter-size dol-
phin.

Reef
Capt. Paul Johnson on the
Reef Runner released a sail-
fish and had a nice bo\ full
of yellowtail snapper early in
the week.
There are still some king
mackerel around and even
some cero mackerel on the
shallow edge of the reef.
Capt. Kevin Kelly on the
Motherload has been catch-
ing the grouper on his secret
reef spots and has his cus-
tomers doing battle with
some big amberjack.
With the days heating up
temperature-wise, it would
be wise to take the snapper
fishing into darkness, the
mangrove snapper will be
biting well on the dark nights
all summer.

Gulf, bay
On the calmer days, lots
of captains took the ride out
into gulf waters to find quirt
a variety of fish. Capt. Lou
Brubaker had Kevin and Al
from Michigan out on a
wreck one day and caught a
dozen different species
including jewfish. snook,
permit, gag grouper and lots
of large sea trout.

Flats, backcountry
Trout are going strong in
and around Flamingo and
there are some snook being
caught in the moats around
some islands. And Kevin
and Al, mentioned previous-
ly, both caught tarpon on 10-
pound spin while trout fish-
ing this week.

S- Brad Harding
www.lslamorada
SportFishing.com


S/ *
Bill Harrison and Ed Chaisson caught this 53.6-pound bull (left) and 38-pound cow dolphin,
respectfully, on a recent outing off shore. The big dolphin such as these are really biting right now.


Now is the time to fuel


your angling passion


Doesn't matter
if it's flats
or far offshore


funds are
not what
you would
like, you
tend to take
out a loan


It's prime time - all of our . just to go.
summer species are in place and f . Well, if
hungry, from the flats with tons - that's the
of bonefish, permit and big tar- case, do it
pon to fishing around the bridges . - the fish-
for tarpon and grouper to reef I ing right
fishing for yellowtail (especially !:',,, now is
night reef fishing) and the most "- worth it..
popular of it all right now, dol- Dave Navarro L e t's
phin. start in the
Everything is in now and if shallows and work out deeper.
you haven't been able to take The flats fishing is just about
advantage of it, I feel for you. as good as it gets, with cool-
This is the time of year when enough water temperatures to
it's flat calm like it has been. It's hold fish all day long and calm
when your boat is broken down, enough to spot them like the pros
when you tend to stand right next (far enough away to actually plan
to your mechanic and constantly your cast to them). The trick is to
ask him if there is anything you have the right gear in your hand
can hand him to help speed him for what's coming next.
up (as most of us have learned, The permit, tarpon and bone-
this- just tends .to. slow -them , fish have been so-well mixed that -
down). it has been tough to have three
But if the boat is in good different rigs ready. Problems
working order and your fuel like these are fun to complain


about. I talked with one wading
fly-fisherman on Ohio Key that
saw so many tarpon coming at
him at one time, he ran - he
thought that they were going to
run right over him.
The bridge-tarpon fishing has
picked up dramatically the past
week. The late bite has been the
best, with more fish seeming to
be feeding after dark. This is not
a good time for getting pictures
but a great time for action.
Earlier in the day, try putting
your bait near the bottom for the
finicky ones. If nothing else, at
least they will have to swim
around the bait to get by. Live
shrimp has been getting quite a
bit of action near the slacking
tide.
The reef has been alive with
yellowtail, especially at night.
The daytime fishing on the reef
has been fair, with some good
grouper action and scattered
'tails, but the heat with the light
winds has been tough-on-anglers. -
The evenings have been best

See NAVARRO / 29


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

* May 31: Yamaha
Dolphin Masters
Invitational. Key West.
Experienced offshore
captains are to lead the
chase for the colorful and
acrobatic dolphin fish
and a $15,000 first prize.
Contact John Stuempfig
at 304-7674, e-mail
wave.whacker@hotmail.c
om or write to 5450
MacDonald Ave., Suite 10,
Key West, FL 33040.
* June 1 to 6: Don
Hawley Invitational Tarpon
Tournament. Islamorada.
The world's top fly-rod
anglers pursue the mighty
silver kings in one of the
most storied tournaments
in the Keys. Contact
Charlotte Ambrogio at
664-2444, e-mail
csasun@aol.com or write
to PO. Box 1063,
Islamorada, FL 33036.
* June 4 and 5:
Islamorada Fishing Club
Captain's Cup Dolphin
Tournament. Islamorada.
Anglers compete for a
winner-take-all $25,000
jackpot for catching dol-
phin fish. Contact Claire
Williams at 664-4735, visit
www.theislamoradafishing
club.com or e-mail fish-
clubclaire@bellsouth.net.
* June 6 to 8: Florida
Keys Community Classic
Dolphin Tournament.
Marathon. Anglers up
and down the Keys are to
compete for $60,000 in
cash and prizes, and to
benefit the Veterans
Haven, a shelter on
Grassy Key for homeless
veterans and veterans in
need. Contact Bill
Sampsell at 731-9059 or
Mary Sampsell at 942-
1825.


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Florida Keys daily tidps
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28 Wednesday, May 21,2008


Keys Fishing


Keys team wins Offshore World Championship


They held the same position
- fourth place - the previous
three days but the steady-paced
fishing of team members from
Islamorada paid off in the end as
they captured the title in the
International Game Fish
Association Offshore World
Championship May 14.
Despite a slow bite for most of
the 63 teams in the fourth and
final day of the Cabo San Lucas,
Mexico, tournament, the five
men representing their win in the
Outdoor Channel Offshore
Classic in the Keys released two
marlin and a dorado as a weight
fish totaling enough points to
win.
The Keys team comprised
John Timura, Robert Collins and
Taylor Walsh, all of Islamorada;
along with Scott Salley of Naples
and Ken Longaker of Seattle,
Wash.
The ninth annual event had
competitors from 27 nations on


six continents, the single largest
contingent of international teams
to compete in a fishing competi-
tion
Four teams that had been in'
close contention atop the leader
board the first three days, from
Italy, Australia, Croatia and
Oman, found the final day less
forgiving, as each went scoreless.
Collins said the Keys team,
which has fished numerous occa-
sions together, had two practice
days in Cabo, enough time to put
the mistakes behind them.
"We fished near perfect for the
conditions presented to us,"
Collins said. "On Day 2, the boat
had engine troubles and we
weren't able to back down on the
fish or maneuver properly, but we
still overcame those problems
and did well.
The Outdoor Channel
Offshore Classic team had an
unbroken chain of days in scor-
ing: Day 1 with three marlin, 900


points; Day 2, four marlin and a
sailfish, 1,300 points; Day 3, four
marlin, 1,200 points; and the final
day, two marlin and a 25-pound,
6-ounce dorado for a weight fish
as insurance for 625.6 points for a
four-day total of 4,025.6 points.
"We just fished steady,"


Collins said. "Every one of the
team members gets along great
and that's part of the success; our
personalities are pretty much
easy going. In general we all have
great karma," he laughed.
Collins is also a two-time win-
ner of the IGFA Inshore World


: : The winning
team from
Islamorada
comprises John
STimura, Robert
SCollins, Taylor
S Walsh, Scott
S Salley and Ken
. Longaker.
Championship, an annual event
held over three days in July to test
the best in fly and light tackle
fishing for five species in the
Keys.
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Offshore with 3,900 points were
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been very good with some real
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to look for the schools on your
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Now to talk about the big one,
the one fish that more than 80
percent of the anglers that are
going out are, going for - dol-
phin. For those who have been
here for most of the month, you
remember times in the first cou-
ple of weeks when we could not
even get to 300 feet without hav-


ing several internal organs
switching places. Since it has
calmed down, so many people
have been fishing offshore that
the oil companies have had a sev-
eral office parties. Yes, the fuel
docks tell the story.
The fish have been very
accommodating. Some of the
largest fish that I have heard of in
years are coming through.
The Upper and Lower Keys
have had their share of big fish in


the 40-plus pound range this past
week. I have also heard reports of
or actually seen several of these
big fish this past week. I have had
pictures of several dolphin over
50 pounds brought to me, as well.
Just the thought of seeing a fish
that big will get your blood
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scheduled trip.
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weighs when put on a scale are
two very different figures. But
most all of the fish that I am talk-
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those numbers.

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No.9060700
IN THE COUNTY OF
THE SIXTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 07-CC-49-M
CHASE BANK USA,
N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
REGINAJ. SMALLER,
Defendant,
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that underand by
virtue of a Final
Judgment entered by the
County Court in and for
Monroe County, Florida
on the 15th day of
October, 2007, and by
virtue of a Writ of
Execution issued in the
above styled cause on
the 2nd day of April,
2008, 1, Richard D. Roth,
Sheriff of Monroe
County, Florida have
levied upon and will offer
for sale and sell to the
highest bidder for cash,
subject to any mortgages
or liens thereon, in the
rrorning on the 17th day
of June, 2008, at 10:30
A.M. at Paradise Towing,
202 20th St., Marathon
Florida, the interests of
Regina J. Sailer,
defendant in execution,
in the following described
property, subject to any
and all other liens, taxes,
judgements, or
encumbrances
whatsoever:
2002 Cadillac Deville
VIN#
1G6KD54Y92U115382
plus any and all contents
on or inside the above
described vehicle
including keys when
applicable, as the
property of the
defendant, Regina J.
Sailer.
DATED this 14th day of
May, 2008
RICHARD D. ROTH.

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Sheriff
Monroe County Florida
By Rachelle Gates,
Supervisor
Civil Process Division
Publish May 17,24, 31,
June 6,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 9386300
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO:
2008-DR-747-K
ROY EUGENE HUNTER
Petitioner
and
VALERIE IGOREVENA
HUNTER
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO:
VALERIA IGOREVENA
3333 DUCK AVE KEY
WEST FL 33040
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 on
ROY E. HUNTER,
P.O. BOX 2609
KEY WEST FL 33045
on or before 6/17/08, and
file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 500
Whitehead St., Key
West, FL 33040 before
service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against
you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You
may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's of-
fice notified of your cur-
rent address. (You may
file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family
law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain au-
tomatic disclosure of
documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply

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ing of pleadings.
Dated: 5/9/08
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
By: Marislady Lopez
Deputy Clerk
Publish May 14, 21,28,
June 4,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.9399000
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURTOF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-CA-334-K
ORION BANK, a Florida
Banking Association,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID HOCK, and
JOHN AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

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YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in Monroe
County, Florida: See At-
tached "Exhibit A"
(Lot 7, Block 11,
BREEZESWEPT
BEACH ESTATES,
RAMROD KEY, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 4,
page 143, of the Public
Records of Monroe
County, Florida.)
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses if any, to
it on Plaintiffs attorney,
Richard A. Malafy, Esq.
whose address is 10887
Overseas Highway, Suite
#201, Marathon, FL,
33050, on or before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint.
THIS NOTICE shall be
published once each
week fortwo (2) consec-
utive weeks in the
Keynoter.
DATED: this 8th day of
May. 2007.
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DANNY L. KOLHAGE
as clerk of the Court

By: Tammy Marciel
Deputy Clerk
Publish May 14, 21,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 9500400

LOST PROPERTY
NOTICE
TO ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission has taken
custody of:
One vessel displaying
Florida registration n/a,
an 8ft Achilles Hin # ACH
004431788 was found
abandoned in the
Mangrove in Marathon
Florida on state waters,
Pursuant to Section
705.103 Florida Statue,
the property will be dis-
posed of if no ownership
or lien claim is received
by June 24, 2008. Send
claim in writing to Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission,
2796 Overseas Highway,
Suite 100,
Marathon, FL 33050 Attn:
Officer Steve Golden,
refer to case number
FWSE-08-OFF-2696
Publish May 14, 21,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.9503300

NOTICE
Florida Vessel FL 0969
JY a 12' Logic, inflatable
vessel was found in Key
West Harbor. The owner
or any persons responsi-
ble for the vessel should
contact Officer David
Dipre at 305-289-2320.

Publish May 14,21,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.9632000
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION

FLORIDA BAR NO.
278297/249084
CASE NO:
44-2006-CP-270-K
JUDGE
DAVID J. AUDLIN, JR.


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110
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IN RE: ESTATE OF:
CLYDE LOYD
TROUTNER,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of Clyde Loyd
Troutner, File Number:
44-2006-CP-270-K is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe County
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
500 Whitehead Street,
Key West, Florida 33040.
The name and address of
the Personal Represen-
tative and the Personal
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

Any interested person
upon whom this Notice is
served, who have objec-
tions that challenge the
qualifications of the Per-
sonal Representive, ven-
ue, orjurisdiction of the
court, and all persons
having claims against
this estate who are
served with a copy of this
notice, are required to file
with this court such ob-
jection or clair within the
later of three (3) months
after the date of the first
publication of this notice
of thirty (30) days after
the date of service of a
copy of this notice on that
person.

Persons having claims
against the estate who
are not known to the per-
sonal representative and
whose names or ad-

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dresses are not reason-
alby ascertainable must
file all claims against the
estate within three
months after the date of
the first publication of this
notice.
ALL CLAIMS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this notice
is: May 21, 2008.

Mrs. Mabel Worrell, as
Personal Representative
of the Estate of Clyde
Loyd Troutner, deceased
c/o Rebecca Miller
7750 Niagra
Commerce City
Colorado 80022

HAROLD E. WOLFE,
JR., ESQ.
Attorney for Personal
Representative -
Executive Centre -
Suite 302
2300 Palm Beach Lakes
Boulevard
West Palm Beach,
Florida 33409-3306
Telephone No:
(561)697-4100-
Facsimile No:
(561) 697-4101
By: HAROLD E. WOLFE
JR., ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 278297

Publish May 21,28,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


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No.9953400
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 June 2,
2008, in accordance to
Florida Statute Section
713.78 for unpaid towing
& storage.
1.39 FT CONTINENTAL
BOAT TRAILER
NO VIN
2.1999 TOYOTA
CAMRYVIN#
4T1BG22K7XU516787

Publish May 21,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.9972100

NOTICE OF PUBLIC -
SALE:
PARADISE TOWING,
INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 06/04/2008, 8:30
am at 202 20th St.,
Ocean, Marathon, FL
33050-2710, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. PARA-
DISE TOWING, INC. re-
serves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all
bids.


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Florida Keys Keynoter

No.9997100

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
The vehicles listed below
will be sold at public auc-
tion atAll Keys Towing,
711 Largo Road, Key
Largo, Florida 33037 at
8:00 AM on June 9,
2008, in accordance to
Florida Statute Section
713.78 for unpaid towing
& storage.


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er. Will train. Excellent
pay, 40 hrs. perwk.
Atlantic Davits & Boat
Lifts, 88665 Overseas
Hwy, Tav. 853-9400.

INOW

Dockhand/
Maintenance. Busy boat
rental, resort seeks multi-
talented, self-starterfor
permanentfull-time posi-
tion. General & marine
maintenance experience
required. Apply in person
Captain Pip's Marina &
Hideaway, MM 47.5 Bay-
side. EOE, DFWP.
Laundry Person P/T
Some housekeeping.
Stop in, Seashell Beach
Resort. Grassy Key.
Marathon Garbage is
seeking an exp. welder.
Pay based on exp.
Apply in person @
4290 Overseas Hwy

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260 * General -
Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.
RESORT HELP
General maintenance,
Dockhand, House
keeping, Front desk,
Reservations. Immediate
openings. 305-797-1707
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 *General-
Miscellaneous
SATURDAYS for Yard
Maintenance. Also
Saturday for House
Maintenance. Need
transportation. 481-4301
Security Guard
P/T
Marathon area
305-743-3143
WATERSPORTS/BOAT
RENTAL ATTENDANT
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945

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GENEROUS SIGNING
BONUS!

Are you looking for a
career...not just a job? If so, we
would like to meet with you.

TELLER
MARATHON SHORES
We will consider enthusiastic candidates
who have strong cash handling experience
and exceptional customer service skills.
We offer a competitive benefits package
including; signing bonus, excellent starting
salary, tuition reimbursement,health/dental
coverage and 401K with employer match.
Please fax your resume to 239-403-5155 or
visit our Online Recruiting Center
at orionbank.com


270
Office- Clerical
FIT Office Coordinator/
Admin Asst. for real es-
tate office. Organization-
al and Computer skills re-
quired. Call Ginger at
305-743-7636 or email
ginger@acresales.com
for appointment.
Invoicing/ Accounts
receivable. QuickBooks
and clerical help need-
ed. MM 82.664-3662.
275
Professional
Appliance Tech needed
immediately. Min. of 3
yrs. exp. Benefits, F/T. No
drugs. Valid DL. Must
have hand tools. Apply
Windswept A/C, 2735
O/S Hwy, Marathon

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PROJECT MANAGER
Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Dept. is seeking a self-starting
individual to develop and administer the recruitment
and retention of volunteer fire fighters in Monroe
County as part of a 4 year S.A.F.E.R. grant. Excellent
communication and computer skills required. Part-time
position. Salary negotiable-grant funded. You may
email your resume: chief@sugarloafvfd.org or fax to:
305-745-1450. Call 305-745-4001 or 305-797-7538
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Healthcare Healthcare

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.


- Nurse Manager - O.R.
SPhysical Therapist
* Dietary Aide
Physician's Practice Management
* Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)
Human Resources:
(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563 * Fax: (305) 743-3962
Email: Michele.Teller@fi.hma-corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com
3301 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
Sr E.O.E.
H O S P I T A L Drug FreeWorkplace


620
Money to Loan


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Money to Loan


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www. GuardianCreditSolutions.com,


280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels


280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels


Immediate Openings 0k
Seeking Front Desk Agents
FT/PT
Great pay with monthly Bonuses
Must be able to work weekends

Casa Del Sol Beach Resort
Apply in Person
58162 Overseas Hwy * Grassy Key * MM 58
between 9 and 4 p.m. or call 743-8400


,590
Miscellaneous


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


May 21, 2008


Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
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To qualify, email: atishman(&3pd.com or
call 954-818-0129.


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Professional-
ATTENTION!
PRE-LICENSING
REAL ESTATE
COURSE
June 16-24, 9 am to 5
pm. Course conducted
by Dan Licata at The
Florida Keys Training
Co., Inc., 11100 Over-
seas Hwy., Marathon,
MM53.
Call 305-743-9310 to
register. $100 Reserva-
tion Deposit is required to
secure your place.-
Banana Cabanna Acad
We are currently accept-
ing app's and scheduling
interviews for a PT posi-
tion in the two's class-
room Susan 745-1400
KEY WEST CPA FIRM
seeks CPA or CPA can-
didate with 0 - 7 years
exp. Great Opportunity
for an individual desiring
a culture that promotes
integrity, team work, and
quality of life. Forward
Resume to Oropeza@-
oropeza-parks.com.


280 * Restaurants-
Bars- Hotels
Housekeeper needed at
Lime Tree Bay Resort on
Long Key. Must be de-
pendable and have own
trans. Call 305-664-4740
SERVER
Experienced. Stop in at
the Stuffed Pig, 3520 O/S
Hwy, Marathon.
WAITSTAFF for evening
shift. Apply in persofnto
Key Colony Inn
700 W. Ocean Dr,
or call 743-0100


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MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
YARD SALE
Sat, 8AM to 2PM.
947 E 75th St Ocean,
Marathon

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545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
5/24, 5/25, 9-2,
elec. lawn mower, edger,
trimmer, decorations,
furniture clothes,
370 E Ocean Dr. KCB
575
Pets
Exotic Bengal Kittens
Older kittens, low
adoption fee, all shots.
After 4pm 304-1617
590
Miscellaneous
A/C -2 Ig. Wall units.
work great, $200/ea
Comp Desk, $30, Small
Freezer, $20.289-0518
AQUARIUMS WANTED
Leakers OK, $ pd. 20 gal
12x24x16 hi + 29 gal 12
x 30 x18 hi. Bill, eves.
289-8318
Furniture &Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
* Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
JENN-AIR DBL WALL
oven 30in wide, black.
never installed, $1000
OBO 743-6774
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578
2 AIC units,1 -8000 BTU,
1-14,000 BTU w/heat, 3
months old. Paid $1200
has 5 year wrnty,
$400/uolh 305-393-0234

600
FINANCE

620
Money to Loan
WE BUYALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn 305-743-4603


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REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A BEAUTIFUL NEWER
3/2, canal, dock, porch,
C/A, storage below,
yearly/1650/mo,
745-1919
A DUCK KEY Annual
rental. Furn/unfurn. Pris-
tine 3/2 near Club Duck
Key. $1975/mo. Owner/
Broker 631-255-4644.

Waterfront A
A Marathon 2/2 open
water views, concrete
dock, fncd yard, all tiled,
shed, C/AC, W/D. F/L/S
$1300/mo +utils. Long
term. 914-522-9092
A spacious 4/3 up Port
Largo, deep ocean
access, all tile & marble,
w/d, accordian hurricane
shutters, HO park, some
pets ok. No smoking.
$1950 incl utils. F/L/S
Dock avail 786-412-8096
AFFORDABLE MM93
MH 2/1, w/offc. Clean.
W/D, A/C, Ig yard, shed,
boat ramp, beach. $1125
F/S. 954-347-9648:
Affordable WATER-
FRONT HOMES! 1-3
BR's, some w/dockage,
most with views starting
at $750/mo. 872-2750.
BIG PINE KEY
2/1, canal front,
$1400/mo + util.
2/2, canalfront,
$1800/mo + util. "
305-879-2810
Big Pine Key,
3/2 canal front 3 car gar
age, new appliances &
A/C, walkaround scrnd-in
porch, waterfront views!
-Off-st parking, dockage
possible. Avail. June 1st,
call for info 305-872-3922
BIG PINE KEY
4 BR 2 BA canal front,
freshly painted.
$2200/mo. Call Ray,
(305) 395-2605

Waterfront
BPK 2/1 ON BOATING
CANAL Storage,
Screened Room W/D,
D/W, F/L/S $1495/mo,
year lease 305-923-0400
BPK ELEVATED 3/2
Newer Kitch/baths, Boat-
ing Canal, New Pool, 1
pet ok, impact windows
$1875+ 215-681-5868
Grassy key MM 57
Conch cottage, 1/1, furn,
a/c, clean, quiet. N/S, no
pets. $850/mo + elec.
No lease, FLS. 743-1979


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710
Homes for Rent

]GRE 1=

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
Islamorada MM 74.
2/1, Bayside, Quiet,
$1,300/mo/Yr Lease..
F/L/S Ron 954-325-8113
wininbiz.com/rental.php
KCB MM54-641 11th St.
2/2 stilt, 75' dock for Ig
boat, private pool w/spa,
wrap around bale; stor-
age, cov'd pkq. 289-0064
KEY LARGO 101600
OVERSEAS Hwy-2/2,
Stilt home on water, great
view, screened porch,
$1200/mo plus util.
305-522-5841
Layton-2/1, Townhouse,
for rent or sale,fullyfurn.
A/C, 29' dock, deck, sat
TV/cable, driveway park-
ing, big kitchen. $1500
mo. 305-205-6964
Layton MM 68 2BR/BA,
45' dock, newly
remodeled. No pets or
smok-ing.$1600 mo.
F/L/S 305-394-3485
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
305-872-3602 or cell:
305-481-4763
LITTLE TORCH, MM
28.5,2/1.5, furn. scrnd
porch, 60' dock, swim-
ming canal, avail 6/1,
1650/mo.FLS, 872-9915


MARATHON 2/1, W/D,
Furn, no pets, F/L/S
$1195.701 124th St.
(305) 289-3871, dolphin
point@bellsouth.net

IWaterfront
Marathon 2/2
W/D, furnished, 50' deep
water dock, $1800/mo,
F/L & $500 sec. dep.
289-9026
MARATHON 3/1,$1450.
per month includes water
& electric. Small dog ok.
Call Dave 305-664-1982
MARATHON 3/2 FL RM
Lg fenced yard, shed,
w/d hook-up,$1875/mo
F/L/S 305-481-5057
MARATHON 3 BR, 2.5
BA, fully furnished with
pool. Starting at $1850
Call Dave 305-731-5521
Marathon- Long Term
2/2 On Canal. $1500/mo.
3/2 Dry Lot.,$1500/mo.
2/2 Dry Lot. $1300/mo.
2/2 KCB, on canal
$1700/mo. All are Furn.
Island Breezes Realty
305-743-8328

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710
Homes for Rent
MARATHON Spacious,
breezy home 2/2. New
appliances, large lot.
Like new. $1600/mo.
954-322-2635
MM 100 O/S Key Largo
2BR/2BA, furn, W/D, lots
of parking $1400 +utils.
305-394-7838
MM 103 2/2, dock &
davits. No smoking or
pets. Annual lease.
$1800 mo F/L/S
305-619-0650
MM 77 O/S 3/3, dock,
davits, ramp, fenced,
pets ok. Short/long term.
Call for rates.
954-473-0032

Waterfront
MM63 -CONCH KEY 1/1
Furn and Util incl. On wa-
ter. 63 N. Conch Ave.
$950/mo. Email hhf@vol.
cam or 706-463-2333
MTHN 2B, 2B Stilt canal
home, 50' dock, dpwtr
canal, w/d, small pet ok.
$1700 yrly Is, FLS. Some
furniture. 321-412-1161
MTHN-NICE-LONG term
Rentals, 1-3 bd some w/
Dock $1000-2200/mo
Marcy 305-289-6505
CB Schmitt Real Estate
PIRATES COVE, KEY
LARGO 1/1, Bayside,
quiet, $1000/mo F/L/S
Avail. June 1.
Charlie 561-459-0939

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$600 per month
(approx. with approved credit)
NO INSURANCE
Taxes around $600 per year
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F-il JI-: - 1 . J- .-. Ir I:
A New Concept:
Property that pays for
Itself in the Keys?
Transient rentable real
estate that rents for $1,250
per month during season
and $650 off season with
your payment being
approx. $600 per month,
Do you believe in
Supply and Demand?
R.V. lots have disappeared
in the Keys. Ownership
inventory is practically none.
Get In on the ground floor
of this booming industry
not effected by real estate
down-turn. Unbelievable
financing available.
www.breezypinesrv.com


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


710
Homes for Rent
Port Largo 3BR/3BA,
washer/dryer, pets
accepted. $2000 mo.
561-715-1381 Glenn
RAMROD KEY 2bd, 2ba
Deep water canal with
dockage, no bridges.
W/D, covered parking.
$1500 mo. 954-803-4051
RAMROD KEY 3 BR, 2
BA, new house. Dock,
davits, huge yard. $2000
mo. 954-941-5706 or
954-849-3563
UPPER MATECOMBE
MM 84.5 3br/2ba, C/A,
W/D, nice quiet family
neighborhood. $1575/mo
(305) 793-2680
WHY PAY RENT? When
you can own RV & Lot
Home Packages Starting
at $850/mo.
www.breezypinesrv.com
305-797-5184
3/3 Tavernier, new, ss
appl, Irg decks, water
view, quiet street,dock
space avail. $2000 mo.
Call Linda 954-557-3179
712 * Mobile Homes
for Rent
BIG PINE KEY 2/1
Mobile Home, on fenced -
lot, nice and neat.
$950/mo. 305-879-2810.
Key Largo RV sites.
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly.
Free Wi-Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305-451-0010
LITTLE TORCH KEY
$1000/mo + util.
Escroe Req.
305-394-5766 or
305-849-0507
MARATHON
1/1 Keys RV Park.
$750/mo + util.
305-394-5766 escroe
req. Free cable.
Marathon 2/2,
Fully Furnished,
$1000/mo. + Electric.
F/L/S. Ref. Required.
305-731-4656

710
Homes for Rent


Why Rent
When you can own?
Start the New Year in a
beautiful New Home
Prices starting at
$55,900
* Special *
In house financing
15 yrs @ 9.95
with 5% down
lyr site rent
$199 per mo
Selected Inventory
WAC
exp 6/30/08
Sun Homes, at
GOLDCOASTER Resort
Call for details
888-249-3061


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Marathon.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
MARATHON Charming
2/1, on canal w/ nice back
yard, $1450/mo, includes
all utilities. Call Andy
561-212-3045
MARATHON-MODERN
1/1, CBS, ground floor,
tile floors, A/C, parking
adj. yr se. 305-743-6088
MM 106 B/S 2/1 2001
MH on canal, fully furn,
44' concrete dock, shed,
no smoking or pets.
305-360-2800


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1350
Automobiles


APT. AVAIL JUNE 1
Designer 2nd Story,
overlooks 1 acre land-
scape, pool & spa. Se-
cure, private and luxu-
rios. 2 sundecks and
screened porch. Includes
all utilities! Pets, maybe...
-$1500/mo Very Nicet!-
BPK. 872-7055
Bayview MM 68 1/1,
newly remodeled. No
smoking, no pets. $900
F/L/S 305-481-4843
Big Pine Key 2/1 large
duplex, gar, fenced,
waterfront, W/D, pet
considered. F/L/S.
$1200/mo 305- 872-2947
BIG PINE KEY 2br, 1/ba
duplex, fully furn, on
canal, dockage, direct
access to ocean & bay,
W/D, $1500/mo F/L/S.
Util inc. (305) 849-2877

1350
Automobiles


With the rising fuel prices, traffic, and
our dependency on oil, it's long-past
time to save the environment and our


According to the American Automobile Association,
ir costs n onverage of 54 1 -centrs-per-mile to drive oI
t. pIcCl car This 2008 estimate includes gas.odl.
maintenance, rites and depreciation A 40-mile
round trip commute costs 521 64 per rliy. 5454 per
month, ond 55,453 o year Insurance and
registration are additional.


May 21 2008


M 21 20 08


CUDJOE KEY 1/1 furn.
clean, on canal, W/D,
$1200/mo, includes elec.
F/L/S pets considered.
305-295-2823
Duplex: Islamorada 2/1
newly remodeled $1200.
MM 90 PKC 2/1 CBS
$1200. Apt: MM 92 1/1
$775. All F/L/S. Yearly.
305-451-4555
Duplex up 2/1, tile floors
very clean, nice yard,
walk to Harry Harris Park
w/boat ramp, MM 92 O/S
$1200 mo. 305-926-8445


EFFICIENCY
Apartment, $900/mo
includes utilities, ground
level 305-481-2873
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Classifieds 305-743-5551


725 * Apt - Condo- 725 * Apt- Condo 725 * Apt - Condo - 740 * Roommates -
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Rooms for Rent


EFFICIENCY Marathon
$625 FIL/S, includes
water. Avail now! Call
305-743-2300
GRASSY KEY Studio
Apt. very clean, $800/mo,
util inc. Call Tom
215-514-5163
ISLAMORADA 88500
O/S Hwy. Summer Seas
condos. 1 br, compfurn,
pool, fitness room, dock
& ramp. 786-457-1333 or
786-457-1700
ISLAMORADA DIRECT
OCEAN FRONT 1/1 fully
furn. $1200/mo + util.
F/L/S 305-731-5042
Islamorada MM 82
Unfurn. Efficiency, clean,
quiet. $180 week or$780
mo., incl. utils. Pet con-
sidered. $1000 sec. 6
mo. Lv msq 517-4379.
KCB 2/2 FURNISHED
Condo/Apt. Pool, Beach,
Tennis. Avail. June 1st:
Lease or Sale.
289-1741 for details.
KCB, 2/2 W/50FT BOAT
SLIP furn., custom built-
ins, golf course view,
$2000/mo 305-743-5443
or 443-677-4162

EMi Listing
KCB-TWO 1/1 APTS
$800/mo Avail 5/15
F/L/S. Lynn Goodwin,
SKey Colony Beach
Realty 305-923-9487
Key Colony Beach
1BR, 1 BA Nicely furn.
Immaculate & quiet!
Ground level. $1,000 +
utils. FL/S. Ref. Call
743-2213 between 10-2.
Key Colony Beach 2/2
furn, overlooks golf
course, Irg LR & Kit, cov
prkg, beach acc. $1600
mo., incl cable. Newly re-
furbished! 716-875-8879


Key Largo MM 98
Oceanfront lower effcy.
Wood fls & new kit, fur-
nished, dockage, utils,
laundry. Scmed-in porch.
SLrg property. $1050 mo.
Yrly/seasonal/mo. Avail
mid June 248-214-7301

KEY WEST
2/2 condo. $1750. F/L/S.
Call Lela 305-395-0814.
lela@coldwellbanker.com
LAYTON-2/1 UP
Beautiful. Lg. Deck, on
canal. $1250/MO plus
util. W/D NO Ig pets
F/L/S 480-200-9189
LAYTON-2/2 Furnished
canal front condo,
covered parking, F/US
$1400/month plus utils
305-664-4746
Haring Properties
LONG KEY Comfy effcy
Sapt. On canal 6 or 12 mo
lease. $750/mo. F/L/S.
Marsha Martin, Coldwell
Banker Schmitt R.E.
305-289-6522


LONG KEY, MM 68
1BR/1BA Apt
w/canal, patio, very nice!
$1000mo includes cable.
F/L/S. 410-365-8268
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 1/1
unfurnished 1/2 duplex,
quiet area, no smokers/
dogs. F/L/S. $950/mo yr
lease. 305-731-6131
MARATHON 2/1,
1ST AVE. Gulf, New tile,
Fenced yard, W/D hook-
up. $1100/mo. F/L/S.
305-394-3923
Marathon 2/1 duplex.
Unfurnished. $1000/mo.
+ utilities F/US. No pets.
Yearly lease. Call
305-393-3628
MARATHON 2/1 HALF
Duplex, includes
gardner, $1400/mo.
10877 6th Ave. Gulf.
Call 305-743-5438
Marathon 2/2 condo w/
pool. No pets. Furn. 1st
fir. Walk to shopping!
$1100/mo + elec. Pat
Becker, Key Colony
Beach Realty, 743-2462
MARATHON
* 2bd$1000/mo + utils.
* Effcy $700/mo + utils.
Call DD at 305-289-6486

I *K
MARATHON 2BD, 1 BA
Half duplex. Good family
neighborhood. $1450/mo
incl utilities. F/L/S. Call
Ben 305-395-2723
MARATHON 3/2 on
canal. Eat-in kitchen,
C/A, tile floors, new paint,
W/D hook-up, 2 car park-
ing. F/L/S, $1600 month
plus utils. 305-731-9591
Marathon Duplex: 2/1.
Laundry rm, yard, clean.
No section 8. $1100/mo.
F/L/S. 305-879-1002 or
305-304-9534

MARATHON
Effcy apt. Furn.
Inc. water/elec. F/US
Call 743-7800
Marathon- Furnished-
1/1 apt $1100 mo +
elect. Effcy $700 mo -f
elect. Both: F/US; water
& cable incl. 743-8356
-Marathon Half duplex
Ige 1bd, 1ba. Waterfront,
dockage. totally remod-
eled. W/D. $1400 mo.
FLS. 481-5057

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Vacation Rentals


Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$225/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800
MARATHON-
Nice Duplex, 2 br/ 1 ba,
W/D, pets possible,
1200/MO 395-1117
Marathon Ocean Front
2/2 condo, 30' dockage,
util. incl. $1350/mo.
Jo Ann Cook-Kuipers,
305-360-7968
MARATHON- Sombrero
2BD/2BA upstairs apt.
yrly Ise. 1 mile to beach &
shopping. $1550/mo, wa-
ter inc. (305) 743-7986
MARATHON UPDATED
2/1 half duplex, W/D,
fenced yard. Near I-HOP
Avail May 15,$1300/mo.
(305)-923-3068
MM 90, ON CANAL.
2bd apt$1100 + utils.
1 bd apt $850 inc utils.
Dockage available.
772-546-5855
MM 92.5 B/S FURN
CONDO 2/1.5
Private beach. $1350.
305-986-4880
MM 95.5 O/S 1/1 private,
quiet, covered parking,
dock, ocean view, jacuzzi
internet, Sat tv, DW, WD,
pet ok Short or long term
$1500 305-394-5854
MTHN BONEFISH
TOWERS 6th. Floor unit
with ocean views
1 b/1.5ba. Completely
renovated with all of the
amenities. $1500/mo
$500 Dep. 305-731-6739
OCEAN FRONT APTS
Efficiency $700/MO,
2/1.5 Modular $1000/mo,
1 bd apt. $1200/mo
305-289-0747 MM58
Port Largo Large
1-2BR/1BA apt. Deep
water dockage avail.
F/L/S. Refs. $1600 nego
Incl utils 954-482-3999
SOMBRERO 2/1
Condo, updated,
dockage, $1400/mo,
305-304-5965
740 * Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
FEMALE LOOKING for
female roommate
$537/mo, escroe acct
req. 305-394-5766 or
305-849-0507
KW SHARE 3/2 HOUSE,
must like cats, $800/mo
plus share util. 6mo/llse
min 912-224-5898
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Vacation Rentals


MM21 Large Furn room,
private bath, (in 3/2
home) W/D, A/C, QUIET,
2 acres, $800/mo, F/L/S.
Util incld, ref needed.
(305) 304-9662
ROOMMATE WANTED-
MM54, Male, Condo, w/
pool, tennis, boat dock-
age and ramp. $600/mo
Call Richard
734-674-4327
750
Vacation Rentals
BIG PINE KEY 2/1 on
water, access to bay and
ocean side. 1 block from
boat ramp, great diving/
fishing. 305-253-1567
KEY LARGO-SUMMER
RENTAL 3/2 w/pool and
great views Must see at
www.ourbuzz.net.
$2000/mo 305-849-0659
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591


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Vacation Rentals



Long Key MM66 Lovely
1/1, in condo gated
comm. Fully furn. cable
TV, pool, boat ramp,
laundromats. Call
Nina (305) 318-1330
MARATHON LRG BR, 2
BA duplex, shaded dock
on deep wide canal, court
yard, nicely dec! $1800
per mo. 352-212-2022
SUMMER GETAWAY-
Marathon (Indigo Reef)
3 bed-2.5 bath Town-
home, 31' wet slip, Gulf
side, gated community w/
pool. Dry dock avail.
Complete upscale7 rental
unit, including utilities &
wkly cleaning. Monthly
$4,500 (w/o dry dock)
813-714-1957
790 * Business
Property for Rent
BPK Commercial Ware-
house/storage Unit, 500
sf $500/mo, 1000 sf
$1000/mo. MM31 Indus-
trial Rd. 305-522-5841


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Property for Rent Property for Rent


Comm / Office/ Retail
US 1 across from airport
entrance. 1100 sqft
available. Call Suzanne
395-0053
Islamorada MM 81 1400
sq. ft. of office space for
lease $1,500 mo. Equip-
ment & furnishings avail-
able. 305-522-5024
MARATHON
HIGH VISIBILITY
on US 1 in the heart of
Marathon. Next to
Wendy's and across the
street from main Post Of-
fice. Office or Retail
space. 1150 sq/ft. ask for
Jim 305-481-7557
MARATHON Office
space. Most Prestigious
Sin Marathon, 12701
Overseas Hwy. 900 sq ft.
$1500/mo + tax. 1st
month free. John
305-743-9858 or
305-522-5841
Marathon Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location - 3rd Generation
building, 700 sq ft.
$850/mo. 481-5057


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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
Retail/office available in
Key Largo MM 102.8 B/S
Great location. $850 mo.
F/S Share utilities.
305-619-0354
SUMMERLAND-US1
Royal Palm Plaza. 1000
sq. ft. High traffic. Next to
First State Bank. store/
office. Reasonable rent.
561-427-9422
UA1 at MM 94with 60'
Canal Frontage. 1200 sq.
ft. newly remodeled
Office/Retail. Lease or
purchase. 630-675-8711
795
Miscellaneous
MARATHON Mobile/RV
lot for rent short/long
term, $700/mo.
305-766-0102 or
305-766-1162


RAMROD KEY
Acreage for rent. Avail.
immediately!
(305)849-9269

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REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale
FLAMINGO ISLAND-
Marathon 2 story. 5 bd,
3ba. 2300 sq ft, dual A/C,
energy efficient wndws/
drs, newer remodeling
throughout, secluded
yard and more. Don't
pass up the opportunity
to see the gourmet
Kitchen inside. $599,000.
Call 305-896-0218

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Homes for Sale
FLORIDA KEYS RV &
LOT VACATION
HOMES Starting at
$850/mo. (with approved
credit). Own your own
piece of Paradise.
www.breezypinesrv.com
305-797-5184


HOUSE FOR SALE
3/2 IN MARATHON
$325,000
305-743-3080
I BUY HOUSES, PAY
CASH, any size, any
condition, fast closings,
Don Babb 706-463-2333
orhhf@vol.com


MARATHON FOR SALE
BY OWNER. Excellently
built & maintained home,
offered at $395K, well be-
low appraised value. Lo-
cated: 490 52nd St. Gulf.
View atwww.zillow.com.
(305)289-1249
MM 90.3 BIS 3BR/3BA
CBS, brand new home,
2000 sq. ft. $595,000
305-451-4555
WATERFRONT HOME
w/dock, $199K.
RV LOTS from $99.9K.
Seeking Offers!
(305) 289-2172 Mrthn
812 * Mobile Homes
for Sale
A LEASE WIOPTION
BPK. 2/1.5, Canal home,
completely remodeled.
Central A/C $288,888
305-872-4144
Grassy Key 2 br W/Fla
room, fully fum, incTV,
nice quiet park w/pool &
marina. $5000 obo. Lot
rent$500.305-619-0171
KEY RV, MARATHON
Shared Ocean access,
w/Boat Ramp. Lot (6W)
and Trailer, $4000 Down,
assume contract of
$155K 305-731-5475
Palm Harbor Homes
Super Center Factory
Liquidation Sale!!! Modu-
lar, Mobile, & Stilt homes.
0% DOWN when you
own your land. Call
1-800-622-2832 for
FREE Color Brochures
200614x60, 2/2, many
upgrades, central AC.
Must be moved,
asking $50,000 obo,
305-743-2169


825 * Condo - E
Duplex for Sale LE


KCB OCEANSIDE
CONDO 2/1.5, choice
grounds, pool, pier,
lowest condo fees, well
below appraisal. $379K.
Call 781-475-2132

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845 * Other Florida 880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale for Sale


895
Miscellaneous


ROGO EXEMPT T.R.E. NI
Wa-terfront For Lower Keys excl. Big
Pine, market rate, after
ODREAM OF COUNTRY transfer to your property. 3 MARATHON TBR's for
LIVING? Rural Polk Build now or in the sale; $65,000 each plus
County Florida is for you! future. 305-743-2169 transferfee. Call or email
Cheryl Samec, Realtor 305-522-6567
Music Realty Inc. 890 -*Business wielandn...bellsouth net
(863) 559-9425 'Property for Sale
http://cherylsamec. 1100
mfr.mlxchange.com T TIN MARINE

880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale THE THREE MOST 1150
IMPORTANT THINGS Power Boats
A SOMBRERO BEACH ABOUT ADVERTISING:
area lot. 80' x 90'
UDscale neighborhood. EXPOSURE!


Permit in July '08. $189K.
Pam 305-304-9208
CB SCHMITT REALTY
Bahamas Lots for sale.
$39K & up. Waterview,
Waterfront & Hilltops.
Power & water avail.
Financing if needed.
863-293-2740
dlipscol@tampabay.rr.
com
Big Pine Key, Canal Lot,
build today, Drs. Arm,
new section. PERMITS
IN HAND, cleared 60' X
100' By Owner, motivat-
ed seller. 954-396-2292
BOOT KEY HARBOR
All Permits and Surveys-
for Stilt Modular. 50 x 80
Seawall, Deep Water
Canal. 305-923-6215
DUCK KEY lot w/building
permit. 1sttime on
market. Ownerfinance.
Will trade for boat or land.
305-481-1316

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Dock Slip avail for
asking $549,000.
6-5362
HFL-40 ACRES
s to town, near
spring and Swanee
$7,000 per acre. soUMt HOUSSM
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As per and according to
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23' Century CC 2000,
225 Yamaha Saltwater,
low hours, new VHF,
GPS, stereo. Incl trailer!
Clean boat, must see!
$23,000. Call 942-9426

= MUSTSELL
23' Pro-Line Sport '06,
hard top, 175HP Merc
Verado, w/trlr, low hrs,
cd, amfm, Sirius capable,
fishfinder, gps. Good
cond! $45k obo 481-8554
23'WHALER CUDDY
Cabin 200 hp Merc w/
trailer, needs work but
does run. $4000 OBO
305-664-2525
24' Harris Flote Deck
'97,200 hp Yamaha,
great condition, up to
16 people, up to40 MPH.
$8000.305-517-9276.
25' TIARA New Eng.
Has less 30 hrs. Exc.
Shape, I/O, Tuna Tower,
w/controls. comes on a
very nice triple axel alu-
minum trailer. $11,300 or
Trade for Truck orwhat-
ever. 849-7705 MTHN
26' Wellcraft Coastal,
'92, Twin 200 HP Merc
O/B '96. Full cabin 1/2
tower, outriggers, down-
rigger, good electronics.
Boat in good condition!
$15,900.305-515-2866
60' Guthrie Sportfish.
Low hr diesels, new AC/
appi, sleeps 6. Ready to
cruise, fish or live-
aboard. $80k, 872-2750
97 2700 Proline CC
Twin 200 Ocean Runner
engines. Auto pilot +
more. $22,500 obo.
(305) 393-3544 after 5
CREST PONTOONS
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543



Must Part With My
Buddy! My 10' alum.
Gamefisher boat, new
top & trailer, 3.3 Merc.,
safety gear incl. $1250
954-235-3316. Real
Buy! MM102, K. Largo

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1160
Sailboats
14' Sunfish (2) needs
work. $500 for both.
17' Boston Whaler
Harpoon. Good sails,
asking $800
Laser Sailboats Full rig
w/sails, from $900. (305)
743-1979.923-9226
21'SAN JUAN 8HP OB
Extra Sails, new bottom
paint, $2750. Islamorada
954-695-4400
97 Laser Radial wlPro
Rigging & hand trl., has
everything needed to
sail. Good cond. $2600.
451-2221.
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines

CATERPILLAR 3208TA
435 HP withTwin disk
2:1,507-1 Gear, 2000
hours since Cat remain,
still in boat. $11,900.00
OBO 305-393-4049
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales



BEATTHE HEAT
Specail Summer rates,
Combrero marina/D'side
Rov/Ron 743-0000
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT
Fisherman's Point, up to
45ft. Water, no elec. no
live aboard, 3 month
rental. $400/mo.
305-664-1286
BOATSLIP FOR SALE
STOCK ISLAND
Deepest, safest dock in
all the Keys! $289,000.
Call Skip (305) 766-5593
BOAT SLIPS up to 40',
3.5' draft, low tide. Ocean
side. $10/ft. MM 99
NO LIVEABOARDS.
305-942-3055
COCO PLUM
Liveaboard slip, gated,
pump out at dock, cable
TV, $600/mo,& utilities.
(305)481-4539
Dockage avail., live
aboard accepted. MM
99 B/S, 4' draft restric-
tion. $600 mo. Call
305-942-6225,
Marathon-Live Aboard
Slips, Coco Plum Bch. 4'
dpth, $450mo + elec. W/
yrly Ise 2 free mo! Marcy,
289-6505 CBSchmitt RE
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, up to 60 ft. 50
amp service, $500/mo.
772-546-5855
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585. 731-3386
1190
Miscellaneous

34' CRUSADER John.
Deer engine, 2500 B
Lobster certs, fork lift &
used traps. Lv msg,
386-938-3922 will-call bk


1190
Miscellaneous
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hrs! 904-262-2869



All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
ESTATE SALE
Boat/Cat, diesel, 37'
2000 hrs. 1500 Stone
Crab certs. $30,000 obo.
Call Rick (305) 896-0650
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172
Liveaboard Docks
Mrthn, covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585. 731-3386
Lobster B. Certificates.
For Sale
$60/each
Call 305-781-1299
LOBSTER BUSINESS
43' Torres 3406 Cat, 535
hp autopilot ps full shade.
1977 lobster tags & traps,
1000 newAP, 4500 crab
tags & 2000 traps. Forklift
pallets, shed, tools. Turn-
key, ready to go.
$299,000 firm. Call
Simon 305-296-5947
LOOKING FOR anyone
who has read
"Younger Next Year"
to form group. Encourage
& interact. Email:
Dkell.1 55@aol.com
MOORING WHIPS.
Fiberglass 16ft. Boats
up to 36 ft. Islamorada
$225 954-695-4400
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boat trl, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4 ft 6 mo
$5ft mo. Emil 731-3386
PLASTIC CRAB TRAPS
(480). Large Florida plas-
tics. 70' rope. $12.50 ea.
664-1286 or743-2142

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TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles

Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call-305-332-0483.


1350
Automobiles
02 Jeep Gr Cherokee
graphite, 63K, ext. warrtc
10OK, new tires, tow pkg,
full Ithr, ice cold air, full
pwr, good gas mi, mint!
$8200.786-537-9009
97 BUICK CENTURY
V6, 4D Custom Sedan,
excellent condition, only
33K miles. Must see!
$4,700. 305-797-8201



97 Merc Grand Marquis
All power, cold air,
Michelins, nice fast car.
Good cond. $2600.
Jon, 305-797-8547 r
1370 * Trucks-
SUVs- Vans



93 FORD F150
Black, Auto Tx, AC, new
tires, bed liner, 126K
miles. $1100. Big Pine
Key. 386-527-0215
1380 * Campers-
Recreational Vehicle!
* HOLIDAYRVS *
Consignments & storage
for RVs, TTs & boats.
Pick up & delivery avail.
$$$ 305-451-4555 $$$

27'Wildwood
'08 Travel Trailer.
Brand new, sleeps 8.
Blow out price $12,650.
305-451-4555
1390
Miscellaneous

Car Pool Connection
* * EXAMPLEAD *
Looking for 2 riders, leav-
ing BPK 7:15am Mon-Fri
to Marathon, returning
5pm. Call John xxx-xxxx
Car Pool Connection
* 0 EXAMPLEAD* 0
I need a ride from MM 68
to MM 91,9am to 6pm,
Tues-Fri. Call Susan at
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LOCATION:
CASA MARINA RESORT
& BEACH CLUB
KEY WEST, FL
1500 Reynolds Street
836 West to Florida Turnpike
South to US1. Left towards S.
Roosevelt Blvd. Left onto Atlantic
Blvd. Right onto Reynolds Street.
Resort on Left.
Or call 305. 296. 3535 for
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LOCATION:
MARRIOTT KEY
LARGO BAY RESORT
KEY LARGO, FL
103800 Overseas Hwy
Heading South on US1: Mile
Marker 103. Resort is on the right
hand side.
Or call 305.453.0000 for
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