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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008 I CONTENTS 2(


More time to vote
Declaring an election
emergencN. Go' Charlie
Crist on Tuesda\ expanded
earlk -. wing hours. In the
Keys, this means you can
vote from 7 am. to 7 p.m.
iluough Saturda\ See story,
Page

Crocs on the move
Amer-
ican croco-
dile' hat e
mo% ed
into Isla-
morada.
and the
*- complaint
S calls(O
'zat offl-
cials a.re increasing. The lat-
esi one came in Oct. 8 from
mile marker 75 oceanside.
See story. Page 9.

Permits retained
The Florida Cabinet on
Tuesday decided to give
Mlonroe County another %ear
to progress on addressing
land, sewer and other en i-
ronmental problems and
declined to decrease the
number of building per-mits
allowed to be issued. See
story. Page 10.

Scared yet?
Halloween is FndaN. and
that means all sorts of scary
fun this week. See story,
Page 22.


Business .....
Classifieds . .
Crossword .
Fishing ...
Living . .
Obliuanres .
Opinion ..
Sports/Outdoors .


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Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOW
Upper Keys Democratic volunteers (from left) Maryon Gould, Barbara Marhoffer.and Charlene Sammis help staff a Key Largo
campaign office. On the right, Republican volunteers Jean and Don Crouch enlist pet Fergie to help carry the GOP message
in the Upper Keys, with campaign worker Colleen Venezia (right).


The final sprint


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


A garden of political signs
along local roads shows grass-
roots campaigning in the 2008
presidential election spread to the
Florida Keys like never before.
"In about a month, we've dis-
tributed more than 300 [McCain-


Presidential race's impact on the Keys:
'We never anticipated' such voter interest


Palin] signs from our campaign
headquarters," said Nick Mulick,
president of the Greater Keys
Republican Club in the Upper
Keys. "We've run out of signs


and bumper stickers three times."
Business is equally brisk at the
Upper Keys Democratic head-
quarters in Key Largo, said Pam
Martin, Monroe County state
committeewoman.
"People are coming in off the


streets to volunteer," she said.
"They want to be part of chang-
ing America and restoring it to
sanity."
Six campaign offices, evenly
split between Democrats and
Republicans, have opened in
Monroe County which almost
certainly is a local record say
political activists.
The Upper Keys GOP had not
opened a campaign headquarters
for 12 years, Mulick said.
The three local Republican
clubs representing the. Upper,
Middle and Lower Keys each
have opened offices "with the
assistance of the state party,"
Mulick said.
Democrats have two offices in
Key West one for the local
party and one specifically for the
Barack Obama campaign and
an office in Key Largo.
Maryon Gould, 83, joined the
two dozen active volunteers at the
Key Largo Democratic office -
her first foray into campaigning.
"The country needs change,"
she said. "If not, we may as well
give up."
Don and Jean Crouch often


See ELECTION //3


Emergency funds
OK'd because of
falling tourism
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The Overseas Highway has a
new nickname "The Road to
Recovery."
That's the ad campaign slo.-
gan the Monroe County Tourist
Development Council board


approved Tuesday along
with an emergency $500,000 to
spend to draw more tourists this
winter.
TDC Director Harold
Wheeler told the board the
emergency plan is crucial to
ensuring a busy tourist season.,
He said the TDC holds $2.7
million in reserves.
"I think everyone knows our
economy is in a weakened state.
We don't know how long this is


going to last but the consumer is
in dismay and has lost confi-
dence in the economy,"
Wheeler said.
Consumers react to that, he
said, by pulling back on expens-
es, which often begins with cut-
backs on travel.
Wheeler said the TDC has
allocated $500,000 in emer-
gency funding on three other
occasions: After Hurricane
Georges in 1998 and Hurricane

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the mid- to upper 70s.



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By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com


Never before has a presiden-
tial election sparked such
activism in the Keys, and never
was it so apparent Monday in
Bahama Village in Key West.
Supporters of Democrat
Barack Obama gathered at Blue
Heaven at noon and held a mini
campaign rally, then proceeded
to march down Thomas Street,
turning onto Southard and arriv-
ing at the polling location set up
in Supervisor of Elections Harry
Sawyer's office, on Whitehead
Street*
I think it's great," said City
Commissioner Clayton Lopez,
who attended the event. "I'm
glad to finally see the electricity
we need in Key West. I've been
bothered by the complacency
I've seen up until now."
The event, sponsored by the
Key West Obama campaign
office, was titled "27 for 27" in
reference to the date and the
number of electoral votes desig-
nated to Florida.
Obama field organizer Dan
Kacinski gave a speech that was
interspersed with cheers from
about 50 people that had assem-
bled at Blue Heaven to partici-
pate.
"As we're looking at it [the
presidential race in Florida],
we're neck and neck. We need to
make sure now that we get out
and vote. This campaign is about
something different. I think we
all know that we need it. We're
in that home stretch; it's not time
to be complacent."
Phyllis LeConte, a Bahama
Village resident who has been
vigorously volunteering with the
Obama campaign, was handing
out campaign literature. She pre-
viously was signing up voters.
"I got 21 people registered for
the first time," she said. "I did
my canvass for Obama. Early
voting gives people the option of
not waiting in line. You have
time to pick your candidate."
Marchers were festooned
with Obama stickers, buttons,
banners and T-shirts, and chant-
ed along the way campaign slo-
gans such "Yes we can" and, for
Spanish-speaking potential vot-


Keynoter photos by SEAN KINNEY
Barack Obama supporters, led by Key West City Commissioner
Clayton Lopez (center), march across Southard Street to the
Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office Monday to cast
their ballots. The passion of Barack Obama supporters at their
rally Monday at the Blue Heaven restaurant in Key West is
contrasted by the sign on this bike, which was parked outside.


ers, "Si se puede." As the crowd
stood across the street from the
elections office encouraging
passers-by to vote, LeConte led
supporters in an impromptu cho-
rus of "That's what this change
is solid as Barack."
Author Rosalind
Brackenbury moved from
Europe to Key West 15 years
ago and is excited because this is
the first presidential election in
which she'll be eligible to vote.
"I'm really keen that he
[Obama] should be elected.
Democrats have been really
organized."
Brackenbury also touted the
benefits of voting early, saying,
"I think it's a really good way at
picking up snafus and mistakes.


If people go to the polls and are
not admitted, they can go again."
"Voting early is supposed to
be the thing to do," said Obama
backer Larry Cohen. Besides, he
said with a smile, "We don't
want another stolen election."
Lopez, speaking to support-
ers, thanked them for their
efforts and emphasized there
was still work to be done: "What
the challenge is in Bahama
Village is making sure they [res-
idents] do get out to vote."
The latest Rasmussen polling
report for Florida, compiled Oct.
20, had Republican John
McCain leading with 49 percent
of likely voters compared to
Obama's 48 percent.


The. Monroe County
Health Department tests
Keys nearshore water
quality each week for ele-
vated levels of enteric
bacteria. The following
beaches have health
advisories against swim-
ming:
Higgs Beach, Key
West.
South Beach, Key
West.





Due to reporting errors,
an Oct. 22 story about the
TraumaStar referendum
contained incorrect infor-
mation. The private LifeNet
helicopter operates out of
Lower Keys Medical
Center and Mike Rice is
chief administrative officer
in the Sheriff's Office, not
finance director.





Publisher
Wayne Markham
with Harold Wheeler,
marketing director for the
Tourist Development
Council, on jumpstarting
Keys tourism in the
down economy.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3


Campaign signs


stolen, damaged


The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office received reports of cam-
paign signs being vandalized and
stolen on Big Pine Key Monday
night.
A Watson Boulevard resident
reported he was gone from his
home between 8 and 9:30 p.m.
and that someone took two
Barack Obama campaign signs
from the entrance of his driveway.
And deputy Nick Oettinger
was en route to another call about
10 p.m. when he noticed all the.
campaign signs at the intersec-
tion of Key Deer Boulevard and
Wilder Road were either dam-
aged or knocked over.
In a joint statement released
Tuesday, Carey Goodman and
Bill Estes, the respective chair-
woman and chairman of the
Monroe County Republican arid


Democratic parties, said that
"stealing campaign signs is not
just illegal, it's in extreme bad
taste. It also does nothing to fur-
ther your candidate, since it gives
more determination to the people
voting for the other candidate to
get out and vote."
Last week, a state Department
of Transportation contractor
removed some two dozen cam-
paign signs in front .of the
Guidance Clinic of the Middle
Keys, which were on land owned
by the city of Marathon. The con-
tractor said it was a mistake,
believing the signs were on a
DOT right of way.
The signs were later returned
to the site, but left in a pile rather
than put back up.


Campaigns active


Crist extends early-voting hours


More than 31 percent of
Monroe County registered voters
have already cast their ballots.
And now, voters have more
time to vote early: Tuesday, Gov.
Charlie Crist issued an executive
order extending early-voting
hours. In the Keys, they're from
to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They had
been from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At the close of business
Monday, 9,205 out of 14,044


absentee ballots mailed out had
been returned and 6,395 people
had voted at one of the county's
five early-voting sites.
That's a combined 15,600 bal-
lots already in the can. The Keys
have 50,149 registered voters.
Early voting continues
through Saturday. You can vote
at any of the following sites.
Key West Supervisor of
Elections Office, 530 Whitehead


St. No. 101.
Marathon Supervisor of
Elections Office, 490 63rd St.
oceanside.
Plantation Key Supervisor
of Elections Office, courthouse
complex, mile marker 88.8.
Big Pine Key Library in
the Winn Dixie Plaza.
Key Largo library, Trade
Winds Plaza at mile marker
101.4.


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Cost for Monroe County Citizens to be
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InsuLranrce '.vill pay. No insurance no charge.
Cost if Trauma Star is eliminated:
It could cot you your life
Some people vould have /ou believe Monroe
Country/ doesnri't need its o.n government funded
Trauma Heliconter That is simniv not true.


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ELECTION / From I

volunteered in Michigan and
continue to work for John
McCain and the GOP in the
Upper Keys. "We're pretty much
veterans," Don said.
Republican volunteer
Colleen Venezia keeps pulling
signs in her own yard to
donate them to backers with
more visible yards.
"We feel so strongly about
this very important election,"
she said. "We're passionate
about Republican issues."
"We've been much more
active in this national election,
which will carry over to our
local races," Mulick said. "We
never anticipated this level of
voter interest."
Workers stopped by the
closed GOP office in
Tavernier on Sunday to clean
"and about 20 people walked
in during the course of an
hour," he said.
The office normally is
staffed during lunch and from
4 to 6:30 p.m. "when people
are most likely to come by."
Martin said the number of
Democratic supporters also
surprised party members.
"People are way more excited
than they have been in the


past," she said. "I've had peo-
ple say they cutting short trips
so they could be back in the
Upper Keys to help us cam-
paign over this final week-
end."
Alejandro Miyar, a regional
press officer for the Obama
campaign, said Florida's repu-
tation as a Republican strong-
hold is misleading since
recent national elections have
been fairly close.
"Our goal has been to reach
out to every voter, from Key
West to Key Largo, and all the
way up to Pensacola," Miyar
said. The campaign has an
estimated 160,000 volunteers
active in Florida, he said.
Monroe County has 50,149
voters registered for the cur-
rent election. Of those, 18,956
(38 percent) are Republicans
and 18,130 (36 percent) are
Democrats.
The Keys have 10,883
declared independents, along
with 2,180 people registered
in other political parties.



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-A pain in the draid


Despite rise
in spending,
floods continue
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

In the past year, the city of
Key West has dedicated $400,000
to improve stormwater manage-
ment and increased stormwater
treatment fees to residents by 4.2
percent.


Yet as last Wednesday's
downpour of more than 7 inches
proved, drainage is still a big
problem.
Citywide, especially in Old
Town, streets became rivers, and
cars on some roads were causing
wakes big enough to send water
to the front doors of homes and
businesses.
David Fernandez, current
assistant city manager and former
general services director, said cal-
culations generated in his office
show that more than 600 million
gallons of stormwater inundated
the city's drainage system Oct. 22
and 23.
"When you get a rain like we
did the other day at high tide, you
don't have stormwater collection
systems of any kind in the world
designed to handle that kind of
volume," he said.
Fernandez said the city has
installed 35 gravity injection
wells since 2003, bringing the
total for the island to around 60.
A gravity injection well is
drilled through the water table..
To be effective, downward pres-
sure of rainfall must overcome
upward pressure of rising saltwa-
ter. Fernandez said that during
high tide, it's not realistic to
expect pressure from collected
rain to overcome the force of a
rising ocean, regardless of the
utility system in place.
Put another way, imagine the
island as a sponge. When the tide is
in, compounded with a high water
table, the sponge is saturated. So -
when rain starts to fall, there's
nowhere for the water to go.
"The [injection wells] also
don't work during high tide,"
Fernandez said. 'This year we've
had a lot of extreme tides. You'll


Several inches
of accumulated
water at Eaton
l and Grinnell
streets near
Sigsbee-Park
slowed the
morning
commute for
many Old Town
Key Westers
Oct. 22.

Keynoter photo
by SEAN KINNEY


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actually have saltwater backup."
"We get flooding. You're on
an island. You're limited on what
you can do [in placing wells].
You get to a point where you
have very limited options."
Teri Johnston, city commis-
sioner for District V, which
includes Higgs Beach, the White
Street Pier and residential neigh-
borhoods south of North
Roosevelt Boulevard, said
drainage is an issue in her district.
"We've got some low-lying
areas," said Johnston, citing
standing water in the 1600 block
of United Street and along Harris
Avenue. Fernandez also identi-
fied parts of United Street as
prone to flooding during rain that
occurs when the tide is in.
Johnston said her constituency
takes flooding in stride:
"So much of my district is
people that were born and raised
here. They understand that this is
an island. All in all, I think we're
doing well."
Commissioner Dan Kolhage,
whose district includes the major-
ity of New Town, said stormwa-
ter management in his district is
lacking because the majority of
infrastructure work has been
done in Old Town.
"They're still doing most of
their work downtown," Kolhage
said. "They're just working their
way toward my district."
Kolhage said he's expressed
concern to Fernandez that drilling
more wells may not necessarily
be the best solution to stormwater
management.
"The more holes you punch in
the island, the lower you get. It's
definitely an issue," he said.
SThe $400,000 to improve
stormwater management came
from the South Florida Water
Management District.


Keynoter







Keys News


Wednesday, October 29,2008 5


DOT looks at


Card Sound


Keynoter Staff

A state project to improve
Card Sound Road's ability to
carry hurricane-evacuation traf-
fic will, be discussed at a
Thursday workshop in Key
Largo.
Improvements have been in
the planning stage for several
years. Construction originally
was scheduled to begin in 2007.
The 5:30-7:30 p.m. session at
the Key Largo Holiday Inn near
mile marker 100 will let people
"review and comment on the
alternatives under considera-
tion."
Primarily, the state Depart-
ment of Transportation is looking
at ways to change the configura-
tion of the intersection at Card
Sound Road and County Road


905, just south of Ocean Reef.
The three-way stop at the traf-
fic light slows traffic, which can
result in significant delays in a
large-scale hurricane evacuation.
County officials have peti-
tioned for what they call a "soft
curve" so traffic so doesn't have
to stop.
Any change in the road route
must take into account the adja-
cent wetlands protected as criti-
cal habitat for the endangered
American crocodile.
The Card Sound route is
intended to serve as a secondary
evacuation route, or an alternate
if U.S. I should become blocked
for any reason.
The workshop is open to the
public.


$500K released


TDC / From 1

Wilma in 2005, and following the
Sept. 11,2001, terror attacks.
Board member Doug Wright
said the upcoming months desig-
nated as the "season" generate
more than half of most Keys
businesses revenue each year.
"This enables us to have the
best season we can at a time
when we need it," Wright said.
Tinsley Advertising Creative
Director Dorn Martel outlined a
$386,000 multimedia campaign
that includes television, radio,
newspaper and Internet advertis-
ing.-
"Our messages will offer our
target audience a well-deserved
diversion from reality in a place
that's as far from Wall Street as
you can get," Martel said. He
read potential radio spots and dis-
played print and television ads
for the board.
"It's a simple idea. Officially
it's the Overseas Highway, but in
times like these, it's the road to
recovery," Martel said.
TDC researcher Jessica
Bennett outlined travel trends,
targeting affluent and European
tourists and an overall softer
approach to marketing.
Bennett said the nationwide
credit crunch has resulted in con-
sumers 1. bh;.. -i their .i1:


The result was a 10 percent
reduction in domestic air travel in
September and a 50 percent
increase in hotel reservation can-
cellations, among other negative
trends.
Bennett cited a Travelocity
survey that said travelers are cut-
ting costs when it comes to trav-
el, including taking shorter trips,
using less expensive transporta-
tion, staying with family and
friends and being more flexible
with dates.
Wheeler said lower gas prices
could mean a lot more vacation-
ers driving to the Keys.
"Airlines are not going to
lower ticket prices. In fact,
they're.reducingcapacity to keep
those prices up," he said. "We
might see a lot more drive, even
from the Midwest, because those
prices for tickets to Key West are
quite expensive."
The board voted unanimously
in favor of "The Road to
Recovery" ad campaign.
The latest three-penny report,
which indicates county bed tax
revenue, was released at the
meeting. The numbers run only
through August, but indicate a
continued steady decline in rev-
enue in Marathon, Islamorada
and the Lower Keys from the
Key West city limits to the Seven
Mile Bridge.


ILEANA HELPING KEYS FISHERMEN
Ileana has a long-standing record of helping Keys local industry, including the
recreational and conunercial fishing industncs.
-Ileana is a co-sponsor of dithe t 'n1nc1ife l Fhi inn lu'.iti'r H'eci/, r',r, C\ovrafc
Act. This bill xould expand healthlicare coverage for uninsured/underinsured
commercial fishermen and their families.
-Rccenih. Ileana called on the Secretary of Commerce to veto an interim grouper
rule adopted by the South Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Council. If
adopted. this.rule would pro c economically devastating to an already fragile
industry,


ILEANA HELPING HOMEOWNERS
Keys residents know first hand the tragic effects of the current housing crisis. Ileana
has supported numerous legislative activities to prevent predator lending practices and
help Keys families stay in their homes
-Ileana voted in favor of the .'cisehorho0d .rahli 1in6n. ALCr This bill addresses out
housing crisis b% allowing hard working American families to stay in their-
homes, as well as protect neighborhood property\ alliess and help stabilize the
housing market
-Ileana voted for the Alor'^age Reiorm andAinn-Prdiawri- LcndingAci. Tis bill
improves oversight in the mortgage originmation process and prevents predatory
lending


ILEANA A STEWARD OFTHE ENVIRONMENT
fleana has the great honor of representing the Florida Ke s. an area rich in natural
%sunders including i\o natonal parks. and the Florida Keys National Marnnce
Sanctuarn -one of the niost diverse marinecco-systems in the nation.
-flenna co-sponsored lgislationi to re-authori e the'
oiyil Reci ( .ilUrtOni .-A.l. Tins bill provides
rederalni grants to local governmental and .
environmental orianiizations \\ho arc inx olved
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Keys Opinion


For commission: Wigington, Carruthers and Murphy


Keys voters have a surfeit of
riches in their choices for
Monroe County commission-
ers. And with three of five
seats contested, this is a
watershed election.
The District 1 race has been
the most civil by far, largely
thanks to the personalities of
the two contestants: Kim
Wigington and Bill Estes.
Republican Wigington beat
incumbent Dixie Spehar in
the August primary. Estes,
chairman of the Monroe
County Democratic
Executive Committee, has run
for office once before, for
Key West mayor in 2002.
Wigington has done her
homework for this job after
losing to Spehar four years
ago, learning much about pol-
itics and how the issues play
out far differently in
Tallahassee than they do in
Key West.
We like Estes' approach to


open and transparent deci-
sion-making and his emphasis
on putting the customers -
the constituents first.
But we believe Wigington
offers that and more, especial-
ly with her focus on sewer
issues and her background on
environmental concerns.
The District 3 race is a clear
instance of two qualified can-
didates who both bring enthu-
siasm and a commitment to
right past mistakes.
Heather Carruthers, a
Democrat, is a smart busi-
nesswoman and marketer
who helped push a largely
inert state insurance regulato-
ry body to act. The work of
Fair Insurance Rates in
Monroe in repealing a sched-
uled 32 percent rate hike for
Keys residents got plenty of
attention in Tallahassee,
where the concerns of a small,
rural, faraway county are sel--
dom center stage.


Carruthers doesn't claim
lead credit for FIRM's suc-
cess, but has been stellar at
organizing people around a
common cause. Her work
with FIRM deserves thanks
from every property owner
who has already saved thou-
sands each year in reduced
windstorm premiums.
Her opponent, Republican
Carlos Rojas, is earning a rep-
utation as a "giant killer" for
beating incumbent Sonny
McCoy in a hotly contested
GOP primary. The Key West
architect tried to convince
others to challenge McCoy a
year ago, but stepped up and
put himself on the line when
every other challenger got
cold feet.
Rojas has called for some
radical cuts in pay for county
administrators and some man-
agers and that will cost
him some votes. But he brings
a fresh perspective on how to


cut waste in government,
especially in construction
management, wastewater sys-
tems, facilities use and dupli-
cated services.
In this race, both Carruthers
and Rojas are well qualified
and ready to chart a new
course for Monroe County
government, but we believe
Carruthers is best prepared to
be a leader for change on this
commission. But we also
hope that Rojas stays
involved; he has much to
offer.
Nonaffiliated Sloan Bashinsky
is also running in District 3.
The District 5 race pits
incumbent Republican Sylvia
Murphy against a nearly
invisible challenger, Sal
Gutierrez, who's running with
no party affiliation. His lack
of campaign effort has left
Murphy to talk solo at most
forums and mostly about
coming changes with Spehar


and McCoy being replaced.
The retired emergency
medical technician has
proven herself an outspoken
representative of the "com-
mon folk," who work hard,
try to save for a rainy day and
want.to enjoy the Keys with-
out the constant bombard-
ment of big-city develop-
ment.
Murphy hasn't always
voted in opposition to every-
thing proposed by the so-
called Gang of Three, but
she's served as an anchor to
slow down a ship that's taking
on water and steering close to
foundering. We see her
repeating that role and urge
voters to affirm her for a full
four-year term.
For the three County
Commission seats, we recom-
mend: District 1, Wigington;
District 3, Carruthers; District
5, Murphy.


TraumaStar well worth the small cost of keeping it


Much has been written and
said about TraumaStar, but
the referendum on the Nov. 4
ballot does little to answer
critics or advance the case for
supporters of Monroe
County's air ambulance serv-
ice.
An intramural squabble
between volunteer fire and
emergency medical services
board members in Key Largo
and Monroe County Fire
Rescue and EMS officials has
spiraled out of control into an
expensive volley of compet-
ing political broadsides.


Full-page ads placed by the
Key Largo Fire Rescue and
Emergency Medical Services
District attack the referendum
as opening the door for a
countywide tax to subsidize a.
service that Key Largo resi-
dents don't need and don't
use.
That area of the Keys used
to have just such a tax through
the Upper Keys Health Care
Taxing District. The tax was
levied for 13 years and helped
them secure air transport serv-
ices from Miami-Dade Air
Rescue.


The TraumaStar referen-
dum is not binding and, if
passed, would require further
approvals from the County
Commission and by voters in
municipalities and taxing dis-
tricts to opt into the trauma
district.
Supporters say the cost to
help keep TraumaStar flying
is small about $52 a year
for property owners who live
below mile marker 95. For
those north of that mile mark-
er, the annual cost would be
about $27 per year.
TraumaStar competes with
private, for-profit air ambu-
lance services, chiefly
LifeNet, which has contracts
with Baptist Health System
(manager of Mariners
Hospital in Tavernier) and
Health Management
Associates, which manages
Fishermen's Hospital in
Marathon and Lower Keys
Medical Center on Stock
Island.
TraumaStar charges $5,500


plus $80 per mile from the
lift-off area to a hospital,
according to figures provided
by the Sheriff's Office, which
operates TraumaStar. LifeNet
charges about $10,000 plus
$100 per mile from lift-off to
a hospital.
Supporters of TraumaStar
argue that LifeNet will oper-
ate as long as it makes a prof-
it and point to other Florida
counties where the company
has shut down services,
including Lake and Osceola
counties in Central Florida.
There are plenty of argu-
ments to be made for and
against TraumaStar, but one
thing is clear.
The folks in Key Largo
have little business telling res-
idents in the Middle Keys and
Lower Keys how to vote on
this referendum. Their
Miami-Dade air ambulance
service is subsidized by tax-
payers in Miami-Dade. And
that's a good deal for Key
Largo residents.


But Miami-Dade doesn't
provide any backup for resi-
dents living in three-fourths
of the Keys, and none in the
event that private, for-profit
providers like LifeNet can't
make enough money to stay
in the Keys.
Bottom line: $52 a year is a
small price to pay, especially
when it can save a life -
maybe even your own.
TraumaStar operations
should be turned over to
Monroe County Fire Rescue
and EMS, where medical
expertise can help drive deci-
sions. Also, the county must
do a far better job at collecting
from patients than the
Sheriff's Office has managed
so far using an outside vendor
as its collection agent.
We support a yes on the ref-
erendum with an admonition
to the incoming County
Commission that it needs to
insist on keeping costs under
control.


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Keys Opinion


Wednesday, October 29,2008


Safety event was more than we imagined


EDITOR:
We recently had a fire safety event
at Home Depot. When we started
planning it out, we never expected it
to be such a success. We had so
many different agencies donate their
time and share their knowledge with
the children in our community. I'm
astonished with the presentation that
was put on by everyone.
Marathon Fire Rescue had their
fire safety trailer, showing children
and parents how sprinkler systems
work and how to keep your home
and children safe. Fishermen's
Hospital gave out information on ,
how to prevent the spread of germs
and help keep our families from get-
ting sick during flu season.
The Health Department was there
with a horrifying display of what
smoking does to your lungs (it sure
made me glad that I quit smoking).
They also handed out identity kits for
our children, and hopefully none of
us will need them in the future.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary had
information on boating safety. The
Monroe County Sheriff's Office was
there with their command center and
the K-9 dog, Tracer, who put on a
great show for the kids. TraumaStar
was there for the kids to check out.
As soon as the kids saw the helicop-
ter was about to land in the parking


lot, they went running over to see it.
Monroe County Fire Rescue had
hands-on demonstrations with fire
extinguishers and their ambulance
and fire trucks for the kids to
explore.
What put the event over the top,
though, was the accident-scene sce-
nario put together by Monroe County
Fire Rescue and TraumaStar. They
walked us through the whole process
of what happens when they come to a
severe accident scene, showing us
how every effort is made to ensure
that the victim is kept from being jos-
tled around, protecting them from
being injured further. After they had
the car completely apart, and I do
mean completely apart tires
popped, windows all blown out and
the roof completely detached they
loaded the "victim" onto the stretcher
and took her straight to TraumaStar's
awaiting helicopter and flew her to
the hospital. It was the perfect ending
to such a wonderful event and it was
more than any of us could have
expected.
It feels good to know that so many
agencies care about the community
and would take the time to share their
knowledge and experience with all
of us.
Darlene Pruitt
Marathon


Wipe the slate clean on loans


EDITOR:
All the years I spent in the lending
and mortgage insurance field geared.
me to understand why mortgage stan-
dards are in place (were in place) and
the protection they provided.
In the 1990s, pressure was put on
Fannie Mae to lower the loan stan-
dards for minorities and lower-
income people and one of our presi-
dential candidates was involved.
When they succeeded, a crisis was
born.
The crash of the real estate values
and the sub-prime loans are working.
hand in hand to create our current
impossible situation. The only way
this situation will be resolved is to
have the lenders coast to coast reap-
praise all properties and loans, good


and bad, and redo all loans according
to current values. The slate is wiped
clean.
The upside-down loans are no
more. The lenders may take a hit, but
better than the banks or country
crashing. Buyers will no longer be
waiting for a further meltdown and
the logjam of buyers and sellers will
start getting together.
Congress and the.top lending offi-
cials need to be hashing out the
details on this plan immediately.
Millions of Americans have watched
their retirement shrink or be wiped
out. I hope an investigation will take
place and the guilty dealt with. Enron
looks pale compared to this.
Monty Davis
Key Largo


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called the Keys Boogey. The event was fun to watch and fun to participate in, if
jumping out of airplanes is your thing.

Marathon offers plenty but more can be done


EDITOR:
It's a shame that letter writer Robert
Lyne thinks Marathon doesn't offer much as
a tourist destination because our Keys econ-
omy demands Marathon become a final des-
tination and not just a "pass through."
May I recommend some of what I tell
tourists when they visit me?
I always recommend the nationally
famous Turtle Hospital and also the Dolphin
Connection at Duck Key and Dolphin
Research Center on Grassy Key for a Keys
swim of a lifetime. A restaurant tour is stan-
dard.
I will agree that we could improve a few
things in the Middle Keys, so here are some
suggestions:
Allowing mobile food stands at
Sombrero Beach seems harmless and help-
ful. Picture a wonderful open produce mar-
ket early mornings on weekends at the
events field.
A CD about Flagler and the Overseas
Highway would-be ideal at the Pigeon Key
railcar.
I understand much of the Mosquito
Control District building is vacant. Why not
have a historical presentation there and
explain controlling mosquitoes? It could be
fascinating if presented-properly.
A few years ago, we had a skydiving
event that was spectacular, but largely over-
looked. This could be a major tourist draw.
Sitting on Sombrero Beach and watching
parachutes descend overhead was amazing
to watch.
The events field should have events
every weekend skateboard events, tech-
nology events, cook-off, marine navigation
seminars you name it, but events.
Stop by Marathon Garden Club and
Crane Point for an explanation of Keys eco-


designs and plantings. Ecotourism is big
business.
A fishing trip may be standard, but
don't overlook a half-day snorkel or dive
trip.
Look at the attraction San Pablo
Catholic Church creates when the Christmas
gardens are lit. Why not a night light tour?
Sunset celebrations are a big event in
Key West, but we have spectacular sunsets
right here. Why don't we have a sunset cel-
ebration every night instead of just an occa-
sional full-moon celebration?
Experimental energy projects could be
tested in the Keys. Water turbine models in
Vaca Cut would be intriguing. The Hoover.
Dam and Tennessee Valley Authority draw
crowds year round.
Air tours should be a requirement of
seeing the Keys.
Let's hand out a mapped brochure, list all
the things to do and how much time to
allow for each.
Mary Schmidt
Key Colony Beach

Doctor steps up for kids
EDITOR:
On behalf of the class of Jacqueline
Patterson, inter-resource teacher at
Plantation Key School, please accept our
sincere thanks to Dr. Travis Bennett for his
generosity in sponsoring our class. This
adoption will enable us to purchase the
materials we need to help ensure our suc-
cess. Dr. Bennett's donation brings to mind
the following saying, "It takes a village to
raise a child." Thank you so much to Dr.
Bennett. We appreciate him
Jacqueline Patterson
Plantation Key


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Keys News


New TIF board closer


By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com


A new civic board in Key
West is in the works, but one
question remains: Who will the
members be?
To be called the Key West
Redevelopment Trust Fund
Advisory Committee, the panel
will comprise seven members,
one each appointed by each city
commissioner and one appointed
by Mayor Morgan McPherson.
The board will replace the
Bahama Conch Community Land
Trust as the agent that will be
responsible for allocating tax
incremental funding.
The so-called TIF money is a
special property tax fund that can
be used only for redevelopment
projects in Bahama Village. At
the beginning of the current fiscal
year, there was about $1.2 million
in the fund.
Ongoing questions about the


Land Trust's accountability for the
money led the City Commission
to decide to replace the trust with
an independent board.
Commissioner Teri Johnston
said she has identified someone
for appointment but at this point,
it's too early to disclose his or her
identity.
"I've talked to several people
and to the BCCLT," Johnston said.
"This person knows Bahama
Village," Johnston said. "This
person will represent Bahama
Village very fairly." But "I just
need to make sure that nothing
changes" before revealing her
appointee.
Land Trust President Jim
Marquardt said in a statement
earlier this month that as far as
the new board goes, "Time will
tell. Our desire is that it will be
fair and equitable for all con-
cerned, including BCCLT. We


have been consulted about nomi-
nating an individual. We have
made a recommendation."
The commission voted on the
first reading of an ordinance that
will establish the new board and
must approve a second reading
prior to making appointments.
Commissioner Barry Gibson
has an appointee tapped but
won't say who.
Eligibility requirements dic-
tate that any appointees must
either live in Bahama Village or
belong to and have the endorse-
ment of a Bahama Village-based
social, recreational, religious or
similar group.
. Over in District III,
Commissioner Dan Kolhage said,
"I do have someone," but he, too,
wouldn't give a name.
Commissioner Clayton
Lopez, whose District VI encom-
passes Bahama Village, has also
compiled a short list but isn't
naming names.


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Half a dozen
calls come in
past 2 months
By LARRY KAHN
lkahn@keynoter.com

Complaints about American
crocodiles in Islamorada are on
the rise; the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission says.
Keys FWC spokesman Bobby
Dube said Tuesday that in the
past two months, there were six
crocodile-related calls in
Islamorada. The latest was Oct. 8
around mile marker 75 ocean-
side.
"Someone was feeding one,
someone was attempting to shoot
one, I just saw one, and I'm afraid
it'll eat my dog, that kind of
thing," he said of the calls.
He says he doesn't know if
"it's a breeding population or
they're just moving around. If
they find a food source, they're
going to stay. And you have boat
captains throwing their fish car-
casses in the water and when you


Keys briefs


Bailiff arrested
for domestic battery

A court bailiff who works for
the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office was arrested Friday night
for domestic battery.
Vashon Watson, 33, was
booked into jail on a battery
charge.
According to reports, deputies
from the Sheriff's Office
responded to his Stock Island
home at 6:40 p.m. They inter-
viewed the victim, who had
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American crocodiles such as this have been showing up more and more in Islamorada.
do that, they hang around."
American crocodiles are gen-
erally shy and reclusive.


However, when fed, crocodiles
may overcome their natural wari-
ness and learn to associate people
with food.
On the mainland, a 10-foot
crocodile just recently moved
into a Gables by the Sea neigh-


assistance.
She said he pushed her during
an argument over their children
and told deputies she fell down
and hit a television stand, causing
her to have a red mark on her
arm. Watson told the deputies his
wife hit him several times, as
well, and showed them lacera-
tions on the inside of his mouth,
Deputy Becky Herrin said.
A woman who lives with the
Watsons said she saw Vashon
Watson shove his wife "out of the
corner of her eye." She refused to
give a written statement.


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borhood hardly an area where
you would expect to find croco-
diles. The residents there have
named him Buddy.
Another FWC public informa-
tion officer, Gabriella Ferraro,
said, "They can live in brackish
water, and people are feeding
them, harassing them, touching
them."
Feeding and harassing croco-
diles, which are endangered, is
illegal and dangerous.
Ferraro said at marinas and
boat ramps, dispose of fish scraps
and carcasses in garbage cans; do
not throw them in the water. The
result can be the same as inten-
tionally feeding crocodiles.
Report nuisance crocodiles to
the FWC's Statewide Nuisance
Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-
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Cabinet keeps


permits in intact


Updating maps
in land plan
is a priority
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A planning pact that won a
unanimous nod from the
Florida Cabinet Tuesday lets
Monroe County keep its full
allocation of building permits.
"Achieving consensus on
Florida Keys issues is a rare
occurrence," Department of
Community Affairs Secretary
Tom Pelham reminded Gov.
Charlie Crist and the Cabinet at
its Tuesday meeting in
Tallahassee.
County Mayor Mario Di
Gennaro and commissioners
Sylvia Murphy and George
Neugent all appealed for
approval of a revised work plan
that commits the county to a
series of tasks linked to balanc-
ing development and environ-
mental protection.
"We may finally see a bal-
ance between these two [goals]
of protecting the environment
and improving the economy,"
Murphy said.
The first item listed is inte-
grating the tier zoning overlay
maps, which designate undevel-
oped wildlife habitat areas, into
the overall comprehensive
land-use plan.
A new system would alert
the state when a property
denied permits is nearing the
end of its four-year time limit,
when the land must be pur-
chased or the owner be given a
permit.
Monroe County also agreed
to update its hurricane evacua-
tion plan by July.
Attorney General Bill
McCollum, who challenged
county officials on several
points at the September Cabinet
meeting, said the agreement
"looks good right now."
Financial Officer Alex Sink
and Crist did hnot make any sub-
stantive comments on the Keys
agreement at Tuesday's meet-
ing.
Under the state Area of
Critical State Concern designa-


tion imposed on Monroe
County by the Florida
Legislature in 1975 to slow the
rate of development, the num-
ber of allowable building per-
mits in the Keys could be
reduced each year if the county
and its municipalities fail to
achieve certain benchmarks.
The current number stands at
197.
At the September meeting
with the Cabinet, county offi-
cials acknowledged that
Monroe County has fallen
behind in areas including con-
servation land acquisition,
affordable housing and building
sewers.
Over the last month, county
and state staff labored to reach
the agreement submitted to the
Cabinet Tuesday.
"Monroe County is ready to
begin what will be a very pro-
ductive year completing the
tasks outlined," Di Gennaro
said.
Neugent said after "years of
scratching and fighting, trying
to protect what is so special to
the Florida Keys, I can't tell
you how excited I am to be here
today."
This year's primary-election
defeats of commissioners
Sonny McCoy and Dixie
Spehar, who were' generally
seen as favoring development
interests, helped officials "cor-
rectly interpret the response of
the electorate," Neugent said.
Debra Harrison of the World
Wildlife Fund, representing
environmental groups that chal-
lenged the county to be more
protective of the environment,
hailed the new agreement as an
"historic moment."
"In 30 years of working on
growth management and envi-
ronmental issues in the Keys,
this has never happened,"
Harrison said.
State Rep. Ron Saunders
sounded a cautionary note, say-
ing, "It's going to take money
....and the state budget is not
looking very good right now.
We need to be sure to ask for
what is needed down there."
Many of the tasks outlined
must be accomplished in less
than a year.







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SWednesday, October 29, 2008 11


Florida Keys birth rate up 12.5 percent


It's too early
to say if rise
indicates trend
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

Monroe County saw a signifi-
cant rise in the number of births
last year, including births by
teenager mothers, according to
statistics released last week by
the Florida Keys Healthy Start
Coalition.
Healthy Start Community
Liaison Mirine Dye reported that
810 babies were born to Florida
Keys mothers in 2007, 12.5 per-
cent more than the 720 births in
2006.
Dye said Monroe County
births have numbered in the mid-
700s fairly consistently since
2000. She said 2008 statistics, not
due out for another year, would
tell if there is an emerging trend.
However, the jump in 2007
does- contradict declining overall
population estimates for the Keys
in recent years, she said.
"It seems like those who
stayed [in the Keys] are giving
birth," Dye said. "Ninety [births]
is a significant increase. Now we
have to wait a couple of years to
see if it's a trend."
The Florida Keys Healthy
Start Coalition is part of a
statewide program initiated by
the Florida Legislature in 1992 as
a response to the state's increas-
ing infant mortality.
Local coalitions promote com-
munity-based prenatal and infant
care through a network of health-
care providers and prenatal pro-
grams offered free of charge. For


more information on the Florida
Keys Healthy Start Coalition,
visit www.keyshealthystart.org.
The Healthy Start Coalition
also track birth statistics, includ-
ing teen birth rates.
In the Keys, births by girls
ages 14 to 19 increased propor-
tionately to all birth rates, from
50 births in 2006 to 56 in 2007.
That equates to about 7 percent of
all births.
The majority of births were by
18- and 19-year-olds, Dye said,
and no births were by 14-year-
olds in 2007.
Dye said the report doesn't
track births that end in miscar-
riages. "We track ones that actu-
ally give birth, and that [rate] has
stayed pretty steady with very
few if any girls 14 and under, a
few in the 15 to 17 range and the
majority in the 18 to 19 range.
Keys teen birth rates have
consistently been below the
national average of 10 percent of
all births. And although 2008 data
isn't complete, Dye said anecdot-
al evidence shows that should
continue.
"We can definitely can spot
some trends for 2008," she said.
"One thing we do know is
because we have an active coali-
tion this year, we are getting a'
whole lot more [instances of teen
pregnancies] brought to our
attention.
"More teachers and people in
the community are asking about
teen pregnancy issues and prena-
tal care," Dye added.
"I'm not sure that the [teen
birth] rate is going to be signifi-
cantly higher this year, but it is
making us feel as though there is


K.ys briefs


Happy Halloween:
Free rides offered

AAA Auto Club South and
Budweiser will protect drivers
Halloween weekend thanks to
Tow to Go, a program that pro-
vides a free, confidential ride
home and car tow.
Anyone who may think
they've had too much to drink
can simply call (800) AAA-
HELP (222-4357) from Friday
through Sunday to get a safe ride
home.


"Halloween is a very busy
holiday for bars, restaurants and
taverns, since so many folks go
out to celebrate because they
want to show off their costumes,"
said Ed Schatzman, senior vice
president of automotive services
for AAA Auto Club South. "We
include Halloween night in our
Tow to Go program because peo-
ple get in costume and don't
always act as they normally
would and may drink too much
or make poor decisions that can
have devastating consequences."


more activity with teen pregnan-
cy in our community."
According to Healthy Start
board President Cheryl Cottrell,
who is chief nursing officer at
Mariners Hospital, drug and alco-
hol use can be a significant factor
in the- number of pregnancies,
including with teens.-
"Sometimes drinking and
using drugs can reduce their inhi-
bitions of things they wouldn't
normally do, like having sex,"
Cottrell said. "But we have not
had any pregnant teenagers come
to our [emergency department]


this year that I know of."
Cottrell recently spoke to a
large group of Coral Shores High
School students and parents
about the numbers of patients 18
and younger admitted to
Mariners Hospital.
She said of the 9,645 emer-
gency patients during the last fis-
cal year, 333 were 18 and under.
Of those, 23 displayed drug or
alcohol or mixed reactions.
Dye said Healthy Start doesn't
ask pregnant women if concep-
tion was a result of sex following
drug or alcohol use. However, 52


percent of all pregnancies are
unplanned, she said.
Dye added that drug and alco-
hol use in general is reported by
23.8 percent of those participat-
ing in Healthy Start programs in
the Keys. The state average, she
said, is 14 percent.
"It really shouldn't be a sur-
prise to parents that teenagers
would be mimicking the same
behavior," she said. "We know we
have a higher'rate of binge drink-
ing for adults in our community,
and we're the role models."


Notice To Monroe County Registered Voters

Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisor of Elections, would like to inform the voters of
precinct location changes that were made to adequately accommodate the voters
of Monroe County. Please note that if you vote in the following precincts, your
polling place has relocated and you will now vote at the following location:

Precinct 2 Key West High School Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West

Precinct 3 Key West High School Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West

Precinct 7 (Temporary) Fire Station, 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West

Precinct 16 First Baptist Church, 300 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key

Precinct 23 Marathon Moose Lodge, 11601 1st Ave. Gulf, Marathon

Precinct 31 Monroe County Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo



Votantes Del Condado De Monroe

Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisor del Departamento de Elecciones informa a los
votantes que los siguientes recintos han sido reestablecidos para acomodar mejor
a los votantes registrados. Por favor tome nota si usted pertenece a estos
recintos., esta sera la nueva direccion:

Recinto 2 Key West High School Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West

Recinto 3 Key West High School Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West

Recinto 7 (Temporario) Fire Station, 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West

Recinto 16 First Baptist Church, 300 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key

Recinto 23 Marathon Moose Lodge, 11601 1st Ave. Gulf, Marathon

Recinto 31 Monroe County Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo

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Funding picture gets bleaker


State projects
$3.5 billion in
lost revenues
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

Concern about the Monroe
County School District's spend-
ing and debt could be growing, as
School Board members recently
learned state revenues are shrink-
ing.
Board members Debra Walker
and Andy Griffiths recently
attended the Florida School
Board Association's legislative
committee meeting, where it was
reported state budgeters forecast
a $3.5 billion drop in sales tax
revenues for the 2009-10 fiscal
year.
"It's a decrease based on actu-
al sales tax revenue figures, and it
seems the biggest hit is coming
from car sales," Walker said. "A
large percentage of the state
budget comes [sales tax] from
big-ticket items such as cars, and
there's been a real serious decline
in car sales, particularly since
nobody is lending money for car


OU SCHOOL

loans."
School officials said there's no
way to know how much of that
total deficit will result in cuts in
school funding, of which sales
tax revenues consists of a signifi-
cant portion along with property
tax revenues.
"It's really too early to tell,"
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
said. "It depends on how it shakes
out for education as opposed to
health services and other [state]
programs."
However, schools officials are
expecting some sort of funding
cut from the state after the Nov. 4
elections similar to the $1.5 mil-
lion cut during last school year.
Acevedo, who-is running for
re-election against Fred Colvard,
said he has identified areas to cut
should a rollback come this year.
In addition, Acevedo recently
presented a 2009-10 budget fore-
cast that showed $4 million could
be trimmed to bring the operating
budget down to $86.5 million.
Board Chairman Steve
Pribramsky had asked Acevedo
to cut the budget closer to $80
million, and he now said the
recent sales tax projections mean
if Acevedo won't cut further, he
. will.
"I don't understand why this is
so difficult given all the evi-
dence," Pribramsky said. "If
three of us [board members] take
this seriously, we can get togeth-
er and make some cuts on our


own."
Pribramsky said he has identi-
fied several high-paying adminis-
trative positions and other areas
to cut by the start of the second
high school semester after
Christmas break
He said he planned to discuss
the cuts at Tuesday's board meet-


Schools
officials are
expecting
some sort
of funding
cut from the
state after
the Nov. 4
elections


ing -in Plantation Key, where he
also planned to oppose three
budget amendments that would
increase the budget by $350,000.
Acevedo said the expenditures
all have corresponding revenue
sources, mostly grants, and have
no effect on the district's fund
balance.
"I am going to move to not
have budget increases anywhere
above the $90.4 million we
approved," Pribramsky said.


briefs


Marathon woman
jailed in attack

A Marathon woman was
jailed early Tuesday morning for
allegedly threatening a man with
a knife and then resisting the
cops.
When deputies Jacek
Szymanski and Paul Bean from
the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office arrived at the Sombrero
Road residence at 2:30 a.m.,
three people were there, two
women and a man. The suspect,
Ann Allen, 37, went outside to
talk with them and the other two
- the victim and a witness -
stood on the porch outside.
Allen reportedly was drunk or
on drugs.


Deputy Becky Herrin said the
victim told the deputies he and
Allen were arguing and she
began swinging a knife at him in
an effort to stab him. He said she
was yelling at him and at one
point jumped on a bed and swung
the knife "wildly." He wasn't
injured.
As the deputies were talking
with the group, Allen suddenly
turned around and ran back into
the house and locked herself
inside a bedroom.
She finally opened the door
but when the deputies began tak-
ing her into custody, she strug-
gled and, once in the patrol car,
began hitting her head on the
inside of the car.
She was charged with aggra-
vated assault and resisting arrest.


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Canvassing of the Ballots


Canvassing of the absentee ballots for the November 4, 2008, General
Election will begin on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St., #101, Key West, Fl.

Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.
Supervisor of Elections
www.keys-elections.org



El escrutinio de las boletas


El escrutinio de las boletas para electores ausentes para la Elecci6n
General del 4 de noviembre, comenzard el sabado 1 de noviembre del
2008 a las 9:00 a.m., en la Oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones, 530
Whitehead St, # 101, Key West, Fl.

Harry L. Sawyer Jr.
Supervisor de Elecciones
www.keys-elections.org
Published Keynoter 10/29/08






Keys News


Wednesday, October 29, 2008 13


Convicted coin dealer transferred to state prison


From the Keys,
his wife says
he's innocent
McClatchy-Tribune


Bernadette Noe doesn't
believe that her husband, Tom,
did anything wrong in his man-
agement of Ohio's former $50
million rare-coin funds, from
which he was convicted of steal-
ing millions.
In a radio interview, Mrs. Noe,
who now lives in an oceanfront
home in Tavemrnier, said she is
confident her husband will win
his legal appeal and called the
judge's sentencing in his case
"devastating."
"I believe, at the end, justice
prevails and we will get a fair and
just decision," she said.
"I'm not going to concede he
did anything that he shouldn't


have done," she said last week in
an interview with Denny
Schaffer, a former Toledo-area
radio personality.
It was Mrs. Noe's first radio
interview since her husband
began serving a two-year federal
prison sentence for funneling
more than $45,400 in illegal cam-
paign contributions to President
Bush's re-election campaign.
Monday, Tom Noe was slated
to be released from federal prison
in Florida and begin his jour-
ney back to his native Ohio to
begin serving an 18-year sen-
tence stemming from his 2006
conviction on charges he stole
millions of dollars from the $50
million rare-coin funds he man-
aged for the Ohio Bureau of
Workers' Compensation.
A Lucas County (Ohio) jury
convicted Noe on 29 felony
counts. Noe is appealing on the


grounds that the media attention
focused on his case caused him to
receive an unfair trial.
After the Toledo Blade began
reporting on Noe's rare-coin ven-
ture in April 2005, a scandal
erupted that led to the formation
of a state and federal task force
investigating corruption in Ohio
state government.
In addition to Noe, about 20
people have been convicted of
crimes stemming from the probe,
including former Ohio Gov. Bob
Taft.
Chris Redfemrn, chairman of the
Ohio Democratic Party, said, "I've
always been and remain con-
vinced that this isn't about Tom
Noe ... not about coins. It is about
who allowed Tom Noe to get to a
place in state government to
access this power? Tom Noe didn't
just stumble on a pile of rare coins
to invest state dollars into."
'Mrs. Noe said she won't con-
sider moving back to Ohio -


where her husband is scheduled
be in state prison until 2026 -
until the appeals court rules on
his case.
"Not right now," she said. "I


Tom Noe
will begin his
journey back
to his native
Ohio to begin
serving an
18-year
sentence.


think what I'm going to do is wait
for the court of appeals to rule. In
just my opinion I think there is a
high likelihood of success on


appeal. I'm just going to sit tight.
I have a great job here. And the
kids, they love it."
Mrs. Noe said she hasn't con-
sidered separating from her hus-
band.
"It is a lot of hard work, a lot
of faith in God, the support of
family, and great children," she
said. "It is premature to even
cross that bridge. We get along
. great. He has been my best friend
for 15 years. I believe in him."
Asked if she expects President
Bush to pardon her husband
before he leaves office, Mrs. Noe
said she isn't expecting his help.
Tom Noe was a big backer of
Bush, designated by the Bush-
Cheney campaign as. a Bush
Pioneer for raising more than
$100,000 for the president's re-
election campaign in 2004.
Federal and state investigators
later determined that much of that
money was illegally funneled to
the Bush campaign by Noe.


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YEARS BY THE CURRENT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.


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recycling efforts


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Islamorada residents and busi-
ness owners can now place more
types of materials in their blue
recycle bins, from phone books
to Rubbermaid containers to
baby bottle nipples.
Village waste hauler Veolia
Environmental Services is pro-
viding the expanded recycling
program after the Village Council
approved a somewhat controver-
sial $1.4 million contract in
September.
Veolia officials promised
expanded recycling efforts,
including increased public educa-
tion and a new recycling collec-
tion truck, as part of an overall
garbage contract that raised prop-
erty owners' yearly solid-waste
fees from $295 to $35.1.
After some tense negotiations
with Veolia, the council also
ordered village staff to investi-
gate a "pay-as-you-throw" col-
lection system to increase recy-
cling, now estimated at only 7
percent of the total garbage col-
lected in Islamorada.
A pay-as-you-throw system
would charge property owners
for collecting from a set number
of garbage cans each week, with
a surcharge for each additional
can. Proponents say the system
would encourage residents to
separate more recyclables to
reduce. their trash loads.
The recycling program now


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under way expands recyclable
materials to include newspapers,
glossy inserts and colored sec-
tions, magazines, catalogs, tele-
phone books, junk mail and plas-
tics labeled for recycling (see box
on this page).
Previously accepted materials
will still be collected, including
clear, green and brown glass bot-
tles and jars; aluminum and metal


Veolia offers
new bins
with decals
identifying all
the materials
accepted
for pickup.


cans and empty aerosol cans; and
corrugated cardboard and pizza
boxes.
All materials can be placed in
current recycling containers.
Veolia offers new bins .with decals
identifying all the materials
accepted for' pickup. Customers
can also request a separate recy-
cling bin for.office paper.
According to the Islamorada
Public Works Department, Veolia
will place written "tags" on any
receptacle that is not prepared
properly or contains unaccepted
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Gator victim gets bionic arm


Its computers
are powered
by batteries
Associated Press


What price tag does one put
on an arm? A man who lost his
recently during a fierce battle
with an alligator,, has a new
one worth $110,000.
Kasey Edwards, 18, jumped
into a canal near Lake
Okeechobee about 2:30 a.m.
June 22, apparently to repli-
cate a high school stunt.
Moments later, he felt as'if a
giant pair of pliers had
clamped down on his left arm.
That giant pair of pliers was
an 11.5-foot alligator.
"I touched him. He felt like
a rock," Edwards said from his
hospital bed at Holmes
Regional Medical Center in
Melbourne.
The massive alligator had
grabbed his left arm and was
trying to drag him to the bot-
tom of the 25-foot canal. The
reptile tried to twist him
around.
"The death roll," the con-
struction worker thought.
Edwards grabbed onto a
buoy line to keep from being
dragged tnder. He freed him-
self from the alligator's jaw by
poking the animal in the eye.
Then, Edwards tried to
swim to shore where 'his
friends, who had tried to talk
him out of jumping moments
before, waited frantically. But
what had been his left arm
now was a jagged piece of


flesh. He paddled painfully
toward the bank with his right
arm.
Now, Edwards sees a com-
pletely different image a
high-tech,' carbon-fiber titani-
um prosthetic limb and hand,
courtesy of Hanger Orthotics
in Orlando and Touch Bionics
in Scotland.
Alistair Gibson, Hanger's
area practice .manager in
Orlando, and Troy Farnsworth
with Hanger in Salt Lake City,
designed and crafted the pros-
thetic arm and "I-limb" hand.


Inside the prosthetics are com-
puters and microprocessors
that interpret signals from
Edwards' brain to work the
new arm and hand, much the
way the real ones do.
By flexing the biceps and
triceps muscles that weren't
torn away by the alligator,
Kasey is learning to use his
new bionic body parts pow-
ered by lithium batteries.
The new arm weighs about
five pounds (a little less than a
real arm).


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financial decisions insuring a vital economy
and to restoring public trust in the county
government through open and honest
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Irwin takes the helm of the TDC


Wright elected
vice chairman
for next year
A vice president of the
Dolphin Research Center on
Grass Key was elected
Tuesday to chair the Monroe
County Tourist Development
Council, the agency responsi-


ble for tourism marketing of
the Florida Keys.
Rita Irwin is vice president
of marketing and development
at the Dolphin Research
Center and has been involved
in the TDC both as a District
Advisory Committee member
and TDC board member for
more than a dozen years.


"I'm very
committed to
SMonroe
County and
the tourism
industry,"
Irwin said.
"Tourism is
the lifeblood
IRWIN of our coun-
ty; it
involves every citizen and


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First State Bank Reports


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First State Bank of the
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increases in its earnings,
reserves, loans and capital
as of September 30, 2008.
First State Bank reports
that its year to date earnings
increased by 21% while
simultaneously increasing
its reserves by 21.5% and
its capital by 8% in the first
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During the same period,
First State Bank helped
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These favorable results
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every citizen
is affected."
I -. Irwin said
she expects
the TDC to
face chal-
lenges in the
upcoming
WRIGHT year because
of America's
economic crisis, and that input
from all Keys sectors would
be vital to navigating the chal-
lenges.
"I want to make sure that


every different organization is
heard from," she said, "and
that we formulate a plan that
reacts to what is going on in
the country today."
Other TDC members select-
ed to lead the council during
fiscal year 2008-09 are Vice
Chairman Doug Wright, vice
president of operations for
Spottswood Companies; and
co-treasurers Freddy Varela of
Historic Tours of America and
Lou Hernandez, who serves on
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Wednesday, October 29,2008 19


Pawnshops are


the new banks


But beware
of the high
interest rates
By ADAM H. BEASLEY
abeasley@MiamiHerald.com


In T-shirt and baggy shorts,
Marc Howard rolls into work
dressed like he's ready for the
gym. No, he's not a personal
trainer try loan officer. '
But the business Howard runs,
the place across from Broward
Sheriff Office headquarters that's
packed with electronics, tools
and jewelry, is no bank. It's a
pawnshop.
From behind security bars at'
the back, Howard doles out loans
from $20 to $20,000 in cash.
And he's mighty busy these days.
As the economy slows and
banks slam the brakes on lending,
pawnshops like Fort
Lauderdale's. Classic Pawn find
their offers of quick cash for
goods increasingly in demand.
And while the young working
class remain pawnshops' bread
and butter, pawn outlets are more
and more becoming the bank of
last resort for people with higher
incomes and even for small busi-
ness owners who otherwise
couldn't keep the lights on. These
customers are also pawning more
expensive items and are less like-
ly to come back and reclaim their
property, statistics show.
"Pawnshops have become the
banks of the day, a place where
people are turning for ready cash,
because of the assortment of
problems the economy is hav-
ing," said Terence McElroy of
the Florida Department, of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services. "They are among the
busiest shops you'll find these
days."
Of course, it's not cheap
money. Pawnshops give what are
called nonrecourse loans -
meaning they won't come after
you if you don't pay the loan
back. They don't have to -
they've got your personal proper-
ty as collateral.
The interest rates they charge
go as high as 25 percent a month.
Gail Cunningham of the
National Federation for Credit
Counseling says borrowing


money from pawnshops should
be the last resort, for that very
reason.
"What people have to under-
stand is you can't borrow your
way out of debt," Cunningham
said. "You're probably just put-
ting a Band-Aid on the problem."
Most pawnshops are by nature
tight-lipped about their dealings.
They have long fought a stigma
that their business is a bit shady, a
place that traffics in stolen prop-
erty.
But pawnshops are closely
regulated by the state. They are
required, for example, to thor-
oughly document property
descriptions for every transaction
on a state-approved form. If they
don't, they get into trouble.
Marc Howard sees the same
trends from the floor of Classic
Pawn, where electric guitars hang
from the ceiling.
More big-ticket items are
being bought and sold, Howard
said. The upper class are selling
cars and even helicopters -
to secure quick cash.
Howard said he once took a
crane as collateral. He stored it in
a vacant field for a month.
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Keys News


obituary


Scott Stevens
Scott Allen Stevens Sr., 47,
of Arcadia and formerly of
Key Largo and Marathon,
died Oct. 16.
He was born July 19, 1961,.
in Hampton, Va. He moved
out of the Keys after serving In
the U.S. Navy and lived in
DeSoto County the past 18
years.
He attended Tennessee
Temple University in
Chattanooga and received
.his nursing degree from Edison
Community College in Punta
Gorda. He worked at
Sarasota Memorial .Hospital as


a registered nurse.
Mr. Stevens is survived by
his parents Joseph and Anne
Darr of Nokomis; wife V. Marie
Stevens; sons Scott (and
daughter-in-law Jessica)
Stevens Jr., and Garrett and
Logan Stevens; daughters.
LeeAnne'and Lakota Stevens;
brothers O'Berry Stevens Jr.
and Kyle Harding; sister
Madeline Redmon; several
'nieces and nephews; and
granddaughter Renee
Elizabeth.
A memorial service took
place Oct. 21 in Arcadia.


briefs


Lesson No. 1: Don't
mix drugs and speed

One lesson suspected crimi-
nals never learn: If you have
illegal drugs, don't disobey traf-
fic laws or be a passenger in a
car whose driver is doing so.
That's what happened around
10 p.m: Saturday at mile marker
6, according to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Becky Herrin says
deputies Nick Pham and Jason
Keith stopped a car traveling 77
mph in a 55 mph zone and, once
the car was pulled over, they
deputies smelled "the distinct
odor of marijuana" inside it. -
Everyone in the car was
asked to get out and the deputies


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asked each person whether they
were holding anything illegal.
Passenger Brian Davis, 33, of
Miami admitted to having
cocaine and handed seven small
bags filled with it the deputies,
Herrin said.
Davis then pulled out a plas-
tic bag with marijuana and
then handed over yet another
plastic bag with hash inside.
Davis was charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
distribute, possession of mari-
juana and possession of hashish.
The driver of the car,
Vyacheslav Vlasyuk, was also
arrested after the deputies
checked his license and found it
had been suspended three times
for failure to pay traffic fines.


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Wednesday,


Ocotber 29, 2008
KEYNOTER L


Keys briefs


First State Bank
promotes Canto

Dani a
Canto of
First State
BanIk has
been pro-
moted to
assistant
branch
operations
manager
CANTO at the
bank's
Key Largo Trade" inds
Plaza branch office.
Canto joined First State
Bank as a counter in 2003
at the Ket Largo office.
She was promoted to teller
in 2005 and to customer
service representative in
.2007.
Canto is originally from
Cuba She nof lites in
Tavernier.

Marine Bank parent,
named to Sandler

Home BancShares, the
parent company of
Marthon-based Marine
Bank, announced last
month that it's one of 33
banks and thrifts named to
the SandIer O'Neill Sm-All
Stars Class of 2008 list.
The objective of the Sm-All
Stars is to identify the top
performing small cap banks
and thrifts in the nation."
More ihan 570 publicly '
traded banks and thrift-,
with a market cap of under
$2 billion r ere ealuated,.
with a focus on grow th.
profitability, credit quality,
and capital strength. Home
BancShares was the.only
bank holding company
from Arkansas to receive
this honoy. The company's
Tier 1 risk-based capital
ratio of 12.9 percent was
260 basis points higher
than the Sm-All Stars medi-
an of 10.3 percent. The
company's loan growth and
EPS growth also exceeded
the Sm-All Stars median
benchmarks.


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Josh Mothner moved to the Keys from New York in 1.996 and founded Haven Funding, a
mortgage business, in 2005.


Lender makes a change


Takes regular
job to pay his
own mortgage
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

When times are tough, people
do what they have to do to mak<
ends meet. Josh Mothner o
Marathon knows this first hand.
Mothner, the owner of
Marathon-based mortgage com
pany called Haven Funding
recently accepted a job as thi
general manager of Sombrer
Country Club. His first day o
work was Monday.
Mothner moved to the Key
from New York in 1996. Fron
1993 through 1995 he'd manager
Gardiner's Bay Country Club oi
Shelter Island. He started Havei
Funding in Marathon in Augus
of 2005 in the middle of a nation
wide housing boom. Business
was good, he said, until
September of 2007, when h
noticed the beginning of a down
ward trend.
"I'm down 70 percent fror
where I was last year," he says
adding that the last several
months have been particularly
bad.
Haven Funding an
Mothner's new business consult
ing firm, The Colner Group, wi


remain open. Mother's partner
in the Coiner Group, Dave
Collins, will run the day-to-day
operations for both businesses.
"The revenues are just not
there right now and I have a fam-
ily and have to make my own,
e mortgage," says Mothner, who
lives in Marathon with his wife
f and a daughter who attends
Marathon High School. The
i Mothners have another daughter
- now in college.
Mothner told the Keynoter
e that he thinks things will only get
o tougher for Haven Funding, as a
f new real estate market will make
it difficult for small, independent
s mortgage brokers to operate. But
7i he says he believes in the busi-
I ness and hopes it will turn around
n sooner than later.
n "Soon enough that I wanted to
t keep the business open," he says.
- "If I thought it was three years I
s would have shut down."
11 As for the country club,
e Mothner says it's going through
- the same issues every other busi-
ness is. And a down housing mar-
n ket directly affects the club's
;, membership.
l Mothner said a primary focus
y as general manager will be find-
ing the club new members, as
d well as bringing back some that
have resigned.
11 "People are riot buying as


many houses as they were. New
people buying second
homes.. was traditionally the tar-
get for the club's membership,"
Mothner says. He even resigned
his own membership in June as a
result of the economy.
"We're seeing a fundamental
shift in how people are managing
day-to-day right now. Prices are
coming down but it's because
demand is down," Mothner said
this week. He points to every-
thing from gas prices to the num-
ber of restaurants putting out $5
lunch menus in an effort to boost
business.
"Anyone who wants to stay in
business has to do anything they.
possibly can," he said. "What do
you do? If you can't pay your bill
you have to go."
Living in the Keys has obvi-
ous benefits, but at least one large
drawback: Cost. Mothner said
anyone who wants to call the
Keys home for the long haul must
understand the inherent financial
sacrifice.
"Pricing structures are such
that two teachers could buy a
house. Is it going to be easy?
No," he said.
So pending an eventual
rebound in our economy and
even after Mother says he's
focused 100 percent on the coun-
try club. Until then, he, like most
other working people in the Keys,
will continue to adapt.


I BUSINESS SOL


Ken Philipson specializes
in polarized fishing
sunglasses and other
eyewear at Tropical
Optical in Islamorada.

Tropical

Optical

81933 Overseas Hwy.
Tslamorada

Eye exams Seeing glass-
es. Sun glasses. Contact
lenses. Luggag eA baby
grand piano?
Yep, it's all at Tropical
Optical in Islamorada,
o0 ned and operated by Ken
Philipson for 16 years
Philipson has 14 \ears of
pre% ious experience as an
operator of eN e%% ear chain
stores in Ohio, Massachusetts,
Connecticut and New York.
He retired and bought the
building It here Tropical
Optical no-n resides, and the*
rest is history.
Tropical Optical now
offers everything from budg-
et glasses to designer frames
by Jimmy Choo, Chloe and
Coach. Philipson says he is
also the largest dealer of
Costa Del Mar sunglasses in
the country.. He sells full
lines of Heys luggage and
keeps a baby grand piano (a
relic from the Green Turtle
Inn), just in case his wife, a
professional Latin singer,
decides to perform.
Tropical Optical is open
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to
Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Saturday. For more infor-
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Wednesday, October 29,2008
KEYNOTER


Keys Living


, eys briefs


Plant clinics set
throughout Keys

You can get insects iden-
tified and plant problems
correctly diagnosed before
treating your landscape with
pesticides or other chemi-
cals.
Bring insects or sick
plants for diagnosis or iden-
lification to the following
free plant clinics:
0 9 a.m.. to noon
Saturday at the Upper.Keys
Garden Club, mile marker
94, bayside.
I to 4 p.m. Monday
S arid Nov. 17 at the Monroe
Cooperative County
Extension Service office in
the Gato Building, 1100
Simonton St., Suite 2-260,
Key West.
Master gardeners will
conduct all clinics.

Animal shelter -
plans spay day.

The Key Largo Animal
Shelter has its next free
spay day set for Nov. 4. Call
Marsha at 451-0088 to
make an appointment.

Switlik seeking
military veterans

Stanley Switlik
Elementary School in
Marathon has its annual
Red, White and Blue Day
patriotic program on Nov.7.
It's designed to promote
patriotism and honor mili-
tary veterans and active mil-
itary personnel.;
Those who have served
in the armed forces, Coast
Guard, fire/rescue,.police or
similar area of service are
in\ ited as guests and will be
recognized during the pro-
gram; Also. those % ho bave
a family member serving in
Iraq. Afghanistan or other
foreign land are invited, also
for recognition. Call 289-
2490, Ext. 59303, and give
your name, branch of serv-
M ice, date of service and any
other pertinent information.


Scary
-
Halloween is here. Check out
some of the fun things going on this
week.
The 63-acre Crane Point
Hammock, mile marker 50.5 bay-
side in Marathon, is to take a turn
for the scary Thursday.
"Spirits of the Haunted
Hammock" is to feature ghosts,
pirates, Bahamian spirits and
haunted hayrides beginning at 7
p.m., Terrifying trails and spook
houses are planned to send chills
down visitors' spines. Entry fee is
$5, with kids under 6 admitted free.
For the latest information, call 743-
3900.
The annual Fright Night
Costume Party Friday at Holiday
Isle Resort, mile marker 84 in
Islamorada, offers a cash purse of
$1,000 split among winning cos-
tume contestants. Live music, live-
lier libations and a 9 p.m. contest
make Fright Night the Halloween
happening in the Upper Keys.
There are no entry fees or admis-
sion costs. For more information,
contact Holiday Isle at 664-2321.
It might be scary and it might
be frightful, but you're sure to have
fun Thursday when Robbie's
Marina at mile marker 77.5 hosts
its Spooktacular Good Time.
Running from 7 to 9 p.m., the event
will include prizes for best costume
for people and pets, games, haunt-
ed boat rides, a bring-your-carved-
pumpkin contest and more.
The Marathon American
Legion has its Monster Mash at 7
p.m. Friday. It includes prizes for
costumes, food, music by Joanne
and more. Tickets are $10 and can
be bought at the legion, mile mark-
er 49 oceanside.
+ Merchants in the Gulfside
Village plaza in Marathon host
trick or treating for kids from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Vineyard Community
Church, 100 County Road on Big
Pine Key, has its annual Fall
Festival set for 6 to 9 p.mn. Friday.
The free event includes games and
prizes, tons of candy, and costume
contests geared for younger chil-
dren. Music will be provided by the
Vineyard Worship Team.
Fifteen stores at the Winn-
Dixie plaza on Big Pine Key are
opening their doors with loads of
candy and fun from 6 to 7 p.m.
Friday. Just look for an- orange
pumpkin in the window for partici-
P-pating business and make sure
to wear a costume. -


times are here


Most of the
participants in the
Underwater Pumpkin
Carving Contest
display their entries
Sunday in waters off
Key Largo. The event,
staged by the
Amoray Dive Resort,
was won by Fort
Myers residents
Dawn Lambeth and
son Spencer with
their creation at left.
Entrants worked in
teams of two and
competed for
dive-related retail
merchandise prizes.

Photos by
BOB CARE/FLORIDA KEYS
NEWS BUREAU







Keys Livina


Wednesday, October 29, 2008 23


. briefs


Aircraft group
meets on Saturday

The next monthly meeting of
the Experimental Aircraft
Association chapter in
Marathon is set for 11:30 a.m.
Saturday at the chapter's hangar
at Florida Keys Marathon
Airport. For more information,
call 304-5026 or visit www
.eaal241.org.

Red Cross training
is on Saturday

The American Red Cross is
recruiting volunteers to be
trained to respond the next time
a disaster strikes.
The free training will qualify
those who complete it to be a
member of the Monroe County
Disaster Action Team or the
National- Red Cross Disaster
Response system. The local
teams responds to all residential
fires and offers help to those
affected.
Several of the courses are
offered online, or as self-study.
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"Emergency Assistance to
Families," set for Saturday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Cross
office in Key West.
Training is free but advanced
registration is required. For
more information, call the
Upper Keys branch at 852-9612
or the Lower Keys branch at
296-4033.

CAMP program's
DVD is released

The Educational Coalition
for Monroe County and the stu-
dents of the Cultural American
Music Program & Careers 2008
program are presenting the pre-
mier of the CAMP performance
DVD, "Where the Magic
Happens," Sunday at the
Marathon High School auditori-
um.
A viewing of highlights of
the 2008 performance will begin
at 6:30 p.m. and food and live
music will follow. Admission is
$5 students and adults; it's free
to CAMP students wearing a
CAMP T-shirt. All proceeds
benefit CAMP 2009.


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Keys Living


Bernal, Urban win green honors


TXeys teachers
honored for
environmentalism
Teachers Myriam Bernal
from Key Largo School and
-Amy Urban from Marathon
High School have been named
the environmental education
teachers of the year
by the Monroe County
Environmental Education
Advisory Council.


Based on
nominations
submitted by
e ,. I fellow teach-
ers, parents
and others,
the council
selects one
outstanding
URBAN e e m e n -
tary/middle
and one outstanding high
school educator each year to
receive the award, which
comes with a plaque and $300


Spiritual/ air -
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November 7th 7pm to ppm
Dedication & Open House
November Sth & 9th
1pm to 5pm Each Da.
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prize.
Urban is a
science
teacher at





B L recycling and
the need for plants in a work
environment. AmonHigh. Sher
organized the
Green Club
to teach stu-
BERNAL dents about
recycling and
the need for plants in a work
environment. Among other
things, her students spent time
on projects and studies con-
cerning water conservation
and energy consumption.
Urban was also instrumental


in re-establishing a relation-
ship with the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary,
which enabled marine science
students to participate in snor-
keling and water testing on the
reef.
Urban set a personal exam-
ple by selling her car; she now
gets around by running or on a
bicycle.
Bernal's second-grade class
picked up litter, then docu-
mented, graphed and separated
the findings. And in the class-
room, her students considered
how they can recycle and
reuse items, from making


clubhouses out of large appli-
ance boxes to mulching to
making flower vases or bird-
houses.
Bernal has also invited sev-
eral members of the communi-
ty to participate in some of her
hands-on activities. For exam-
ple, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
officers visited her class for a
follow-up lesson on the
Everglades ecosystem, and a
biologist brought in his bones
and fossils collection, at the
end of a "Clues From the Past"
lesson.


Ky(( briefs


Salvation Army
has holiday help

The Salvation Army is tak-
ing applications for Keys resi-
dents in need to get Christmas
assistance with toys and/or
food.
Appointments must be
made at the offices in Key


West (1930 Flagler Ave.),
Marathon (2805 Overseas
Highway) and Tavernier (mile
marker 93.9). To set up an
appointment in Key West, call
294-5611. In Marathon and
Tavernier, call 743-9410.
When calling for an appoint-
ment, ask what you must bring
with you.
The final day to make an
appointment is Nov. 21.

ABATE celebrates
its 24th birthday

The southernmost chapter
of ABATE (American Bikers
Aimed Toward Education) has'
its 24th birthday party at
12:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Marathon Disabled American
Veterans hall, 7280 Overseas
Highway. The chapter meeting
starts at 11 a.m. and is fol-
lowed by food and music.

Archdiocese
does B Tru 2 U

A team from the Respect
Life Office of the Archdiocese
of Miami will put on a pro-
gram called B Tru 2 U from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at San
Pedro Catholic Church, mile
marker 89.5. The nondenomi-
national program will deal
with teen morality, chastity,
values, self-esteem, and


growth and development.
The program is free but
registration is required. Lunch
will be provided courtesy of
the Women's Councils of San
Pedro, San Pablo and St.
Justin the Martyr Catholic
churches. Parents are wel-
come. For reservations contact
Colleen at 664-0086.

MARC again sells
Christmas trees

The Monroe Association of
Retarded Citizens is readying
for its annual Christmas tree
sale, which starts Nov. 28 at
the MARC Plant Store, 1401
Seminary St., Key West.
The group will need help
unloading the trees -- which
sell out quickly each year -
at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 25. Anyone
who wants to help is welcome.
Bring a pair of gloves and an
old shirt and be ready to
unload the magnificent Fraser
firs. The trees are sold seven
days a week from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. until all of them are gone.
Large trees can be ordered
early for businesses with large
lobby areas to fill. And the
MARC folks can get 20-foot
trees down to tabletop size for
small apartments.
For more information on
helping unload the trees or sell
them, call Mark Lindas at 304-
8039.


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Nov. 8 is a cigar lover's dream


Two 'smokers'
planned for
the same day
Florida Cigar Snob
Magazine, in conjunction with
Fisherman's Cove Resort of
Key Largo, presents the inau-
gural Keys Sunset Smoker
from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8.


Twenty cigar manufactur-
ers will present samples on
the waterfront of Florida Bay
at the Big Chill Restaurant
and tiki bar. Basically, you
can enjoy your favorite cigars
while experiencing one of the
best sunsets Key Largo has to
offer.
The Sunset Smoker will


feature cigars, food, drinks,
live music and a raffle for an
all-expenses-paid weekends at
Fisherman's Cove, gift certifi-
cates to the Big Chill, boxes
of premium cigars, cigar art
photography from Manny
Iriarte Photography and
Design, cigar accessories and
more.
Fisherman's Cove is at
mile marker 104 bayside.


Tickets for the event are $75
and available online at
www.sunsetsmoker.com.
Following the Sunset
Smoker is what's called the
Midnight Smoker, taking
place from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 8 at the Island Smoke
Shop of Key Largo at the Pink
Plaza, mile marker 103.4. It
will include cigar rolling


demonstrations; free cigars,
beer and wine; door prizes;
and direct-from-the-factory
deals on premium cigars.
Representatives from 601,
Perdomo, -Padron, Torano,
Camacho, Padilla, Don Lino,
Leon Jimenes, Pepin Garcia,
Flor de Gonzales, Tabacalero
Tropical and Santiago Cabana
will be there.


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You can help by
collecting food

Food banks, soup kitchens
and homeless shelters across
the country are struggling to
meet rapidly rising needs dur-
ing this time of economic cri-
sis.
Locally, the, Loaves and
Fish Food Pantry, a collabora-
tive effort between St. Paul's
Episcopal Church and the
Florida Keys Outreach
Coalition, is asking houses of
worship, civic groups, busi-
nesses and individuals to con-
duct food drives in November
to help Loaves and Fish pro-
vide nonperishable goods, dis-
posable diapers and personal
care items to needy neighbors.
The group also needs reusable
grocery bags.
For more information about
how to help, call 295-7580.

Veterans parade
set for Nov. 8

The fourth annual City of
Marathon Veterans Day
Parade, organized by the
Veterans Council of Monroe
County, will be held Nov. 8.
Lineup is at 10 a.m. at the
Boot Key Bridge and the
parade will head north on U.S.
1 starting at 11 a.m.
It'll go the length of town,
then turn around and end at
the American Legion. The
parade starts at 11 a.m. sharp.
Staff with the Marine Bank
hospitality wagon will be in
the American Legion parking
lot serving food and the
Legion Auxiliary will serve
hamburgers in the hall.
Call Grace Parks at 743-


7766 to register for the
parade.

Get a leg up in
Mr. Legs Contest

The Sigma Omega chapter
of Beta Sigma. Phi Sorority is
recruiting Upper Keys men
willing to show off their legs.
In the 2008 Mr. Legs
Contest, contestants collect
donations of 50 cents per vote,
and the man collecting the
most votes wins the title of
Mr. Legs 2008. All money
raised goes toward collage
scholarships for Coral Shores
High School students and to
other community projects.
The contest will run from
Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. Men
who want to volunteer their
legs should contact Debbie
Thibos at 853-5583 or Betty
Hoke at 852-8602.

Walks for Life
set for two sites

The First Choice Women's
Center has what it calls Walks
for Life planned for Nov. 15
simultaneously at the
Marathon Community Park
and the Key Largo
Community Park. Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. and the
walks begin at 9:30.
Food, drinks and entertain-
ment will be provided to
walkers. For sponsor sheets
and more information, call
(305) 245-4673 or 395-2308.
The First Choice Women's
Center is a pro-life ministry
and pregnancy resource center
with offices in Homestead and
Key Largo. There's also a
mobile office on Bie Pine


Key. Its services are free.

Legion celebrates
Marines' birthday

All are welcome to attend a
U.S. Marine Corps birthday
celebration starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 at American Legion
Post 333 in Key Largo (mile
marker 97).


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Tourney tees off
for Marathon BPW

The Marathbn Business
and Professional Women's
Club has its third annual
Glenna J. Ballard Memorial
Scholarship Tournament
Nov. 13 at the Key Colony
Beach Golf Course, a par-3
course. It's limited to 11
teams of four players.
Call the golf course for
details at 289-1533.

Softball, darts,
hockey to start

A men's softball league
that will play at the
Marathon Community Park-
is now forming. Anyone
interested in playing can call
Wendy Bonilla at 942-9961.
Bonilla also is forming a
dart league that % ill play
Tuesday nights. at the Brass
Monkey and the Hurricane
Grille in Marathon. CalLher
for specifics about that.
She's also in charge of
forming a hockey league for
kids ages 7 to 18. Signups '
are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday)
at the park. You can also reg-
ister at the Cunningham and
Miller law firm at U.S. 1 and
30th Street.

ABC 5K event
is on Saturday

The Zonta Club of Key
West hold its 16th annual
ABC 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m.
Saturday starting at the
Salute' Restaurant on Higgs
Beach
Pre-registration will be
held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday
at the resiaurant. The entry
fee is $20 ($25 the day of the
event).
The money raised stays in
the Keys to cover.the costs
of mammograms, pap tests
and other diagnostic tests for,
women that are underinsured
or who cannot afford health
care.
For more information, go
to www.zontakeywest.
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Canes battle back


Rini, Biondoletti
are stellar in
Canes' 2nd win
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

The situation looked desperate
when Coral Shores lost a late
fumble on the Hollywood
Christian goal line.
But the Hurricane defense
forced a punt with time enough
for one more Coral Shores drive.
The Canes pulled out a foot-
ball victory in the homecoming
game, scoring the winning touch-
down with. 1:26 left for a 22-20
decision Friday.
Quarterback Chris Rini and
receiver Ryan Biondoletti capped
a stellar performance with their
second 14-yard touchdown pass
to put the Hurricanes ahead to
stay.
"We coaches knew we could
finish the comeback," said head
coach Todd Gideon. "It took a
while to convince the players.
Finally they said they'd had

See CANES/ 27


Coral Shores defensive lineman Alex Montoguedo (61) gets congratulations from a teammate
after recovering his second fumble in a 22-20 homecoming win over Hollywood Christian.


Playoff hopes in


doubt for Conchs


3-5 Key West
hosts Reagan
Friday night
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Capitalizing on turnovers,
Edison High School scored two
touchdowns in less than 30 sec-
onds late in the first quarter and
went on to defeat Key West,
41-13, in a District 16-3A game
in North Miami Beach.,
The Friday defeat dropped
the Conchs to 3-5 overall, 1-2
in the district, and seriously
damaged their hopes. of making


the playoffs. Edison improved
to 4-3 and 2-1.
Key West began the game
with a time-consuming drive
deep into Edison territory, but a
field-goal attempt by Cale
Hartle was wide. After Edison
was forced to punt on its first
possession, the Conchs got the
ball back on their own 45-yard
line.
But three plays later, Phillip
Thomas intercepted a Stephen
Jones pass and ran 45 yards for
a touchdown and a 6-0 lead.
Then, after Jones lost a fumble
on the first play after the kick-
See CONCHS/ 29


28-6 victory
puts Marathon
over .500 mark
BY RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The Marathon High School
football team relied on domi-
nating defense led by Thomas
Ryan and Trevelle Beckford to
overcome a sluggish offense
Friday night, eventually
pulling away for a 28-6 home
win over South Florida Prep.
"Defensively we held them
to negative 11 yards and most
of their yards came in the last


few minutes when we put our
backups in," coach Lance
Martin said.
Ryan recorded 10 total
tackles, including three sacks
and two tackles for a loss. The
junior defensive end also post-
ed two fumble recoveries, one
of which was for a touchdown
to give the Dolphins some
early second-half breathing
room.
Beckford intercepted two
early passes as the Tigers-
attacked his side of the field.
Martin said Beckford is used


See DOLPHINS / 28


Fins start slow,


finish big








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Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Coral Shores tailback Mike Hampson (80) gains yardage while fending off a Hollywood
Christian defender in Friday's 22-20 Hurricane win. Hampson caught an 83-yard touchdown
pass and was the team's leading rusher.


Neumann visits on Thursday


CANES / From 26

enough, and decided to take the
game over. They did."
Trailing 20-16 with 2:48 left,
Coral Shores (2-5) started the
win-or-lose drive at its own 48.
Rini eluded a Hollywood pass
rush to find Biondoletti for a 38-
yard gain. Two plays later, the
Canes were in the end zone.
"I knew I had it," Biondoletti
said of the winning catch. "It was
a great pass, right where it was
supposed to be."
Rini completed 16 of 24 pass-
es for 325 yards and all three
touchdowns. Biondoletti caught
12 of them for 227 receiving
yards.
Junior tailback Mike
Hampson rushed for 89 yards,
and showed blazing speed when
he turned a short catch over the
middle into an 83-yard touch-
down.
The Coral Shores defense,
which had its troubles against
Hollywood's quick running
backs, stopped the Eagles on
their last two drives to seal the
win.
Junior defensive lineman
Alex Montoguedo recovered two


Hollywood Christian fumbles
and made eight tackles. Tackle
Evan Signor made three straight
tackles on the stand that gave the
ball back to the Canes before the
winning score.
Senior safety Norman Dixon
had 10 tackles, including some
touchdown-savers. "It's not great
when you safety is that busy but
Norman had a standout game,"
Gideon said.
Coral Shores started well, tak-
ing the opening kickoff and
.going 80 yards in 11 plays. Three
motion penalties nearly stalled
the march that consumed more
than half the first quarter, but big
plays passes of 26 yards to
Biondoletti and 10 yards to Cyle
Marshall, and a 16-yard
Hampson run kept it alive.
Rini found Biondoletti with a
14-yarder for the score.
Hollywood answered with its
own long drive but lost a fumble
at the Coral Shores 5-yard line.
The Eagles forced a punt, then
scored from 31 yards on first
down.
The Eagles went up 12-7 on
their second touchdown but
failed on a pair of two-point con-
version tries.
A 17-yard pass to lan O'Hara


put the Canes in position to
attempt a field goal. William
Bassett then nailed three kicks -
the first negated by a penalty, the
second by a Hollywood penalty
that gave Coral Shores a first
down. Finally, he hit a 27-yarder
that counted.
Montoguedo's second recov-
ery led to Hampson's 83-yard
touchdown, when he caught a
short pass over the middle and
escaped down the left sideline,
putting the Canes up, 16-12, late
in the third.
The Eagles drove and
remained the lead at 20-12, set-
ting the stage for the late heroics.
"We were able to play most of
the kids only one way which
helped keep them fresh," Gideon
said. "It showed late in the game
when Hollywood started wearing
down and we still had a lot in the
tank."
Coral Shore plays its final
home game at 7:30 'p.m.
Thursday (moved up from Friday
by Halloween and referee sched-
uling) at the George M. Barley Jr.
Memorial Stadium. St. John
Neumann (2-5) of Naples brings
its power-running game and
basic defense. "They come
straight at you," Gideon said.


Participants in a two-sport
event swim and run Nov. 15 at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
The Islamorada Splash 'n'
Dash Aquathon offers entrants a
500-meter beach swim, fol-
lowed by a 5-kilometer run.
Awards will be presented to
the top overall finishers and age-
group leaders. Teams also can
enter.
Early-entry registration -
$25 adults, $20 under age 15,
and $35 for a team is under
way at the aquatic center office.


Dick Ramsay, candidate
for Marathon City Council, has
proposed several ideas with the
potential to save Marathon res-
idents millions of dollars.
During recent appearances
at Marathon Council meetings,
Ramsay discussed holding a
"Lateral Summit," which
would pool the buying power
of the city to save individual
property owners on cost of
labor and materials in connec-
tion to sewers.
The estimated savings
could be as much as $7-12 mil-
lion over the citywide waste-
water project. Part of the plan
for this enormous savings
package involves the City
negotiating as a purchasing
agent for materials needed for
hook-ups. This harnesses the
power of bulk purchasing.
Savings in material costs alone
are estimated to be 40-50 per-
cent.
Another idea involves
"Cash for Cop-Cars," a no cost
way to replace city vehicles
with Sheriff's department cars
as they are rotated off road


Race-day registration will be
available ($30 individuals, $40
teams) starting at 6 a.m.
Early registration guarantees
an event T-shirt; others will be
available on a limited basis.
The race begins at 7 a.m. At
8:15 a.m., the park holds a
Turkey Trot Fun Run, covering
one mile.
Water, sports drinks, bagels,
fruit and muffins will be provid-
ed at the post-race awards pres-
entation.
The Key West Southernmost
Runners Club manages the
course and timing.
For information, call 853-
1685 or go to www.islamor
ada.fl.us.


patrol. The City Council has
instructed the City Manager to
explore the savings for this
idea.
Additionally, Ramsay has
proposed savings through his
"Little Venice Airport' Rate"
program. With this proposal,
once the airport is serviced by
the Little Venice wastewater
plant, the county's airport
rental rates will be reduced for
the city.
Savings to the City of
Marathon are expected to be
impressive and appreciated.
Ramsay, citing his 40
years of success in business,
said better planning is sorely
needed for the City of
Marathon. "If you fail to plan,
you plan to fail," he said.
With the City of Marathon
and Monroe County facing
uncertain economic tires, can
Marathon afford not to have
Dick Ramsay on the City
Council? Consider experience,
knowledge and extensive busi-
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Beckford and Ryan lead


-DOLPHINS / From 26

to this treatment, as most
teams' game plan is to run
away from Ryan and throw
away from senior defensive
back Kenny White.
But the Dolphins failed
repeatedly in the first half to
capitalize on Tiger turnovers
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half. Martin even began swap-
ping White and Nyran Ross at
quarterback near the end of
the half to provide a spark to
the offense.
"Not much was working, so
we were just going to try any-
thing. They could play defense
well," Martin said of an athlet-
ic Tigers team.
White was 5-for-Il passing
for 43 yards and a score, while
Ross was 2-of-5 for 37 yards
and two interceptions. White
also rushed 12 times for 60
yards and junior A.J. Freeman
had 16 carries for 70 yards and
a touchdown.
The Dolphins blocked a
punt on the Tigers' opening
possession and were unable to
score, turning the ball over on
downs after taking possession
inside the Tigers 10-yard line.
The Dolphins then forced
turnovers on four consecutive
Tiger possessions, but put


only seven points on the
board. Beckford's two inter-
ceptions and one of Ryan's
fumble recoveries came dur-
ing that stretch.
Junior running back Jake
Sjursen scored on a three-yard
run after a Dolphin intercep-
tion to make it 7-0 with 7:44
remaining in the first quarter.
Marathon (4-3) didn't help
its cause offensively,, though,
turning the ball over on downs
four times in the first half.
The Tigers notched their
only score of the game with
two minutes remaining in the
half, recovering a snap- that
sailed over punter Blaine
Connell's head and running it
in for the score-almost.
Ross clearly tracked the
runner down short of the goal
line, but the referees signaled
the play a touchdown.
The Dolphins held a 7-6
halftime edge with South


Florida failing on a two-point
conversion attempt.
Ross was intercepted on his
first pass attempt of the sec-
ond half, but the Dolphins
recovered a Tiger fumble to
get the ball back. The
Dolphins then drove the ball
down inside the Tiger 10 yard
line, but were stopped on four
consecutive running plays and
again turned the ball over on
downs.
Marathon's defense came
up big again, as Ryan recov-
ered a fumble in the end zone
on the Tigers ensuing posses-
sion. The touchdown gave the
Dolphins a 14-6 lead midway
through the third quarter of a
physical battle.
Time and time again, Tiger
and Dolphin players required'
trainer Luis Leal's. assistance'
during the game.
Senior Angelo Hidalgo
intercepted a ball on the


Tigers next possession and the
Dolphins finally capitalized
when Freeman scored on a
three-yard run to make it 20-6.
Hidalgo would cap the
scoring early in the fourth
quarter on a highlight-reel
catch. White threw up a pass
that the Tigers defender had a
beat on, but Hidalgo stopped
him from catching it and
hauled it in for a touchdown
after it bounced in the air off
the defenders chest.
A Freeman two-point con-
version run made it 28-6 with
11:00 minutes remaining in
the game.
Martin played mostly
reserves for the rest of the
game as the teams traded pos-
sessions until the final whis-
tle.
The Dolphins host Ransom
Everglades Saturday at 7:30
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CONCHS / From 26

off, Edison quarterback
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Trailing 19-0, the Conchs
scored on a 5-yard pass from
Jones to J.P. Malott to make it
19-7, but the Red Raiders went
into halftime with a 26-7 lead
after another TD on a 31-yard
pass off a double reverse from
Kinzer Obando to Larry McCoy.
Edison added two touch-
downs in-the third quarter on a
55-yard run by Carlton Colson
and a 19-yard run by Leon
Hatcher. A 1-yard run by


Michael Sohi in the last seconds
of the third quarter gave the
Conchs their last six points.
Jones passed for Y60 yards
for the Conchs, but was inter-
cepted five times. Clinton
McCoy took over at quarterback
in the third quarter but left the
game with an injury.
The Conchs will play Reagan
at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at
Tommy Roberts Memorial
Stadium.


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courses are free to Monroe
County students; donations are
appreciated from others.
The sessions run from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The
museum is at mile marker 83
bayside. Call 664-9737 to reg-
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Wednesday,
KEYNOTER


October 29, 2008


VA.. Fishing
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:Xey, briefs


Keys angler wins
Casting for Cats

Debbie Wachendorfer of
Key Largo captured the
grand champion angler spot
in Casting for Cats, a one-
day all-tackle multi-species
backcountry tournament
held Oct. 18.
Fishing with guide Andy
Thompson of Plantation,
Wachendorfer also won the
tournament's artificial-lure
division and shared top
team honors with Debby
Degrove of Punta Gorda.
The duo earned 875 points.
Degrove also caught the
tournament's largest tarpon
, at 31 inches.
Fox Television reporter
and former team champion
Carmel Cafiero of Miami.
was named first runner-up
grand champion. In addi-
tion, Cafiero was high-point
angler in the bait division
and caught the largest snook
at 31 inches. She was guid-
ed by Key Largo's Larry
Sydnor.
Forty-two women on 28
boats fished the third annu-
al Casting for Cats compe-
tition using fly, bait, artifi-
cial, spin and plug tackle.

Symposium focuses
on bonefish, tarpon

The three-day third
International Bonefish
Tarpon Research
Symposium is set for Nov.
14 through 16. The first
two days are at the
International Game Fish
Association in Dania in
Broward County. The third
day will be at the Key
Largo Marriott from 9 a.m.
Soon and aimed at fisher.-
men.
The full symposium
agenda is online at www
.tarbone.org/2008_
symposimu.cfm.
Registration is not required
for Sunday.
The nonprofit Bonefish
& Tarpon Unlimited spon-
sors the symposium.,


Get your angling in


between the winds


Few heading
out offshore
due to front

Weather's been just a big pain
in the, well, pick a part.
Winds have been up for some
time now but we had a window of
a day and a half this past week-
end. Starting Friday night late
and working through Sunday
mid-day, we had a break from the
20 mph winds. Then a cold front
actually came through and there
they were, back up again.
One good thing is it was on a
weekend, when more could take
advantage of the break. The other
good thing is that it was prior to a
front, which usually always makes
the fish bite more than normal.
All of the reports that I got,
even though most were tainted
from the aftermath of Fantasy
Fest meaning groggy reports
- were good. Most venues were
hot. We have seen a big increase
in mackerel throughout the bay as
well as in the shallower oceanside
waters. Some nice kings were
also reported. And several sailfish'
were taken over the weekend.
Offshore action has been scat-
tered. There have been a few
boats going out but not too many.
Catch reports have been fairly
good, though. Tunas have been
highlighting the catches lately
and not that far out. The hot areas
have been around 250 to 600 feet
deep.
Yellowtail along the reef has
been red hot, with lots of big fish
being reported. The currents and
seas have been tough to deal
with, so if you are not good at it,
move into a little shallower water,
around 45 to 50 feet, where it's
not as strong.
In 90 feet of water, it's not
been uncommon to find a current
in excess of two and a half knots.
With the right amount of patience
and knowledge, results have been
quite good. Good results also
have been found inside on the
shallower patches.
The bayside has been produc-
tive with trout and bonefish. And
snapper have been near shore
quite a bit lately and given anglers
in very small boats the opportuni-


If you fish the reef,
yellowtail snapper.


Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro


your cooler could look like this full of


ty to catch
dinn er
without
having to
venture out
where they
may not
feel that
comfort-
able.
Snook
have been
active on
the incom-
ing waters
around the


channels and passes. I have also
heard reports of a good influx of
mackerel and cobia.
With all of the changes that
will be happening with the
weather, the bridge channels
should become quite active,
although not on a daily basis. It
can be red-hot one day and
almost nothing the next. This is
the usual case with fish on the


move. They stop by for a spell
and then move on. So most of the
local channels are a good bet to
give a try, if only for an hour or
so. If you hit on a good spot, your
day can be made.
And completely away from
- the topic of fishing, we are col-
lecting candy for those who live
behind the Marathoh airport. This
is the most popular area for locals
to take their kids on Halloween
arid this area gets hit hard with
hundreds of ghost and goblins.
.And we begin our free fishing
seminar series next month, so
keep in touch for the topics of the
events. We're moving them to
Sunday evenings to better accom-
modate everyone at our new loca-
tion at 3040 Overseas Highway.
I'll see you there, if not before.

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


Nov. 7 to 9: Mercury/
Cheeca Redbone
Celebrity Tournament.
Islamorada. Celebrities
and other anglers catch
bonefish and redfish to
raise money for cystic
fibrosis research. Contact
Gary Ellis at 664-2002, e-
mail redboneinc@aol
.com, visit www.redbone
.org or write to R0. Box
273, Islamorada, FL 33036.
Nov. 21 and 22:
Islamorada Fishing Club
Junior Derby. Islamorada.
All species count for points
in this competition for.
young anglers, with the
most points awarded for
bonefish and permit.
Contact Jim and Sherri
Trice at 664-3864, e-mail
tricej@bellsouth.net or
write to PO. Box 22,
Islamorada, FL 33036.
Dec. 4 to 7:
Islamorada Sailfish
Tournament. Islamorada.
This competition is the first
leg of the triple crown
Florida Keys Gold Cup
Championship Series. The
tournament is one of the
oldest in the Florida Keys.
Contact Dianne Harbaugh
at 852-2102, e-mail ditour
naments@aol.com, visit
www.islamoradasailfish
tournament.com or write
to RO. Box 462,
Islamorada, FL 33036.
,* Dec. 12 to 14: Ninth
Annual Captain Don
Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic.
Islamorada. Contact
Tammie Gurgiolo at 852-
9337, e-mail fishnbully@
msn.com or write to RO.
Box 432, Islamorada, FL
33036.
Dec. 10 to 11:
Islamorada Fishing Club
Captain's Cup Sailfish
Tournament. Islamorada.
Anglers compete for a
winner-take-all $25,000
jdckpot for catching and
releasing sailfish. Contact
Claire Williams at 664-4735,
visit www.theislamorada
fishingclub.com.
Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keysnet
.com/weather.








October 29, 2008


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
Legal Notices

No.0152400

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.; 44-2008-
CP-25-M

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOMINIC CIUFFREDA
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DOMINIC
CIUFFREDA, deceased,
whose date of death was
October 27,2007,and
.whose social security
number is xxx-xx-4725,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Monroe
County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is
3117 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, FL
33050.

The names and
addresses of the
personal representative
and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
mands against dece-
denfts estate on whom a
copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME-OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS
NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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The date of first
publication of this notice
is October 22, 2008.

DOROTHY DALE
CIUFFREDA
156 Indies Drive, (North)
Duck Key FL 33050

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

Publish October22, 29,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.0521000

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL
JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.:
44-2008-CA-0415

NATIONAL CITY
MORTGAGE, A
DIVISION OF
NATIONAL CITY BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
FLORENCIA CLAUDIO,
ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE
SERVICE

TO: FLORENCIA
CLAUDIO AND UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
FLORENCIA CLAUDIO
whose residence is unkn-
nown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, and all parties
claiming an interest by,
through, under or against
the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have
any right, title or interest
in the property described
in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:

LOT 19, LYING NORTH
OF CANAL AND
FRONTING ON NORTH
BLACKWATER LANE,


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PARADISE POINT
COVE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
55 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 DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 on or before
December 1,2008, (no
later than 30 days from
the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice of ac-
tion) and file the original
with the clerk of this court
either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition
filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
MONROE County,
Florida, this 20th day of
October, 2008.

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Laura Vorhes
DEPUTY CLERK

LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE
ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL
33324-3920
08-51339 (ncm)

IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the MONROE County
Courthouse at,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

Publish October 29,
November 5,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.0541300

MONROE COUNTY
TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL -DISTRICT
ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
MEETINGS


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551 CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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DAC I will meet on
Wednesday November
19,2008 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Doubletree Grand
Key Resort in Key
West.

DAC II will meet on
Tuesday November 18,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. atthe
Lower Keys Chamber
of Commerce in Big
Pine Key.

DAC III will meet on
Wednesday November
19,2008 at 9:00 a.m. at
the Mosquito Control
Office in Marathon.

DAC IV will meet on
Tuesday November 18,
2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Cheeca Lodge in
Islamorada.

DAC V will meet on
Tuesday November 18,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Coconuts Marina del
Mar in Key Largo.

All DAC meetings are
open to the public.

Publish
October 29, 2008 Florida
Keys Keynoter


No. 0686200

LEGAL NOTICE

The Florida Keys
Education Foundation,
Inc., will hold an
Investment Committee
Meeting on
Wednesday, November
5, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., at
Florida Keys
Community College,
Key West Campus,
Board Room A-1 05,
5901 College Rd.,
Key West, Florida.
For Information Call
305-809-3203.

Publish October29, 2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.599900

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 08-CP-99P

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOAN M. MATSON
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
Estate of Joan M. Mat-
son, deceased, whose
date of death was May
22, 2008. is pending in

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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the Circuit Court for Mon-
roe County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, File Num-
ber 08-CP-99P, the ad-
dress of which is 88820
Overseas Highway, Tav-
ernier, Florida 33070.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the person-
al representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must
file their claims with this
court WITH IN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this


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court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED. NOT-
WITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AF-
TERTHE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is
October 31, 2008.

Personal
Representatives:
Becky Matson Pysh
Barbara A. Conti
132 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Don Alan Linzer
Business & Succession
Planning Advisors, LLC
1133 Penn Avenue. 5th


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Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 281-2870
Florida Bar No.:
02845480

Publish October 29,
November5,2008
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"- 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
Beach Cleaning, Maintenance, and
Restoration/Nourishment Services
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the CIT I
OF MARATHON, until 2:00 P.M., local time. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at
the offices of the City of Marathon located at 9805 Overseas Highway. Marathon.
Florida, 33050.
The work for which proposals are to be submitted consists of Beach Cleaning.
Maintenance and-Restoration/Nourishment Services.
A certified or Cashiers Check on alnational or state bank or a Bid Bond in a sum
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the Proposal payable to the City
shall accompany each Proposal as a guarantee that the Proposer will not withdraw
from the proposal process after opening the Proposals and in the event that the
contract is awarded to the Proposer, he will enter into the contract and furnish the
required Certificate of Insurance, failing which the Proposal Deposit may be
retained by the City for liquidated damages. Proposal Bond shall be from a surety
with an A- or better rating under Best's Guidelines.
Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed
instructions as set forth in the contract documents. Proposal packages may be
picked up at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050,
contact Donna Cofano at the City 305-289-4104 and from DemandStar by Onvia
by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com.
Prospective Proposers shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff
or City officials except as set forth in Section 1.13, Instructions to Proposers.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive
irregularities, technical errors and formalities, and to award the contract as-it
deems will best serve the interest of the City.
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200
EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous
ADVERTISING
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Full Time Position
The Florida Keys
Keynoter is looking for a
dynamic Account
Executive in the
Marathon and Key West
areas. Prefer someone
with newspaper sales
experience, marketing
experience and/or strong
sales background,
excellent communication
and organizational skills.
Must be a self-starter
with the ability to build
business in a competitive
environment.
Applicant must have
his/her own dependable
transportation with a valid
Florida drivers license
and current insurance
coverage. Prefer
applicant to live in the
Middle Keys for
Marathon position and
Key West for Key West
position.
Salary, Commission.
Fax or send resume to:
Melanie Elder
Marketing Director
3015 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050
Fax 305-743-9586
email:
melder@keynoter.com
No Phone Calls Please
EOE DFW
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lie., and reliability
required. 664-3662.
LEIGH ANN'S
COFFEEHOUSEE
Now hiring wait staff, full
and part time positions
avail. 7537 0/S Hwy.
LIGHT MAINTENANCE
& CLEANING PIT,
Marathon. Retiree's
welcome. Call for
details. 305-743-0231
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
piAsed on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
PERMANENT MAKE-
UP ARTIST Space avail.
in new High Fashion
Boutique. Located on
Duval St, Key West. Call
Terry (u 305-879-8667
Plumber Excellent pay,
paid holidays & vacation,
medical insurance. Must
be reliable & have good
driving record. Drug Free
Workplace. Apply at
dij937 0/S Hwy, Mthn or
ca!i 305-743-5357


260 General -
Miscellaneous
RECEPTIONIST
WANTED Part time,
$10/hour, Contact Keys
Animal Hospital. 11425
O/S Hwy. M-F, 8-5


260 General -
Miscellaneous
RESORT HELP
Immediate openings!
Gen maint, dockhand,
front desk, hsekeeping.
Mthn area 305-797-1707


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City of Marathon: Perform general labor mainte-
nance and service work on ( i' rights-of-ways.
including but not limited to: .ji.i.in 2. tree tiiiin1111
weed and pest control and trash disposal. Must be
able to operate, maintain, and perform service work
on landscaping equip. such as weed cutters, blowers.
dump trucks, and all other normal maint. equip. May
assist in asphalt and concrete repair and replacement.
Exp. req.: 2 yrs FF performing landscape maint. and
some general maint. exp. preferred. High school
diploma or GED required, ability to obtain MOT cer-
tification or other licenses as required. Valid FL DL
required. Salary range $15,00-$19.00 hourly DOQ.
Drug Free Workplace, EOE. E-mail resume to Personnel
Services Coordinator, J'.1' I-. .^Li riJI.Jil Ill n u.1 or fax
to 305-289-4143.



H 0 S P I T A L

Registered ICUIER Nurses night shifts
Physical Therapist
Pharmacy Technician Part Time

3301-Overseas Highway Marathon, Fl 33050
ww.fisliernenshospital.comn
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260 General -
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SIGN INSTALLER
SERVICE TECH
Experience Necessary.
CDL Preferred. 743-5805
265
Healthcare
FIT Medical Assistant
Front Office. Now hiring
forfamily practice office
in Marathon. Competitive
salary. Please'fax
resume to 305-743-5383
F/T Medical Assistant
Front Office. Now hiring
forfamily practice office
in Marathon. Competitive
salary. Please fax
resume to 305-743-5383

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Full Time Position
The Florida Keys Keynoter is looking for a dynamic
account executive in the Marathon and Key West areas.,
Prefer someone with newspaper sales experience.
marketing experience and/or strong sales background,
excellent communication and organizational skills. Must
be a self-starter with the ability to build business in a
competitive environment.
Applicant must have his/her own dependable
transportation with a valid Florida Drivers license
and current insurance coverage. Prefer applicant to live
in the Middle Keys for Marathon position and Key West
for Key West Position.
Salary, Commission

Fax or send resume to:
Melanie Elder Marketing Director
3015 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050
Fax: 305-743-9586 Email: melder(@keyvnoter.com
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260 General -
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Newspaper


carrier


wanted

for the Marathon area.

Deliver our newspaper

seven days a week
between 4 a.m. & 6 a.m.

This route pays between

$350 and $450 a week.

Come to the Marathon

office of the Keynoter

(3015 Overseas Hwy.)
to fill out an application.


Coming ity Health
of South Florida, Inc.
-Vow serving the Flojrida Keys

Family Practitioner
Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dentist
Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistant
Outreach Worker
Environmental Worker

Competitive salary, excellent fringe benefits
Applicants may apply in person at
Marathon Health Center
2855 Overseas Highway, MM 48.5
Marathon, FL 33050
or fax Resume to: (305) 2?t-i.9"
For more information: (305) 252-4872


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Office Clerical
Admin Secretary
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion, Marathon Office.
Pos # 37010919 Salary:
$2322.91 monthly with
full benefits. Performs
administrative functions
for the Branch Office in-
cluding answering the
phones and greeting visi-
tors, maintaining files,
handling correspon-
dence, purchasing office
supplies and other relat-
ed duties. Must be able to
work in a team setting.
Experience working with
the public or customers is
a plus. To apply, or to ob-
tain additional informa-
tion, please contact Gus
Rios at (305) 289-2310.
Office Coordinator/
Exec Administrator
Wanted for high end real
estate firm. Must be com-
puter literate, have good
communication skills and
experience in a profes-
sional business environ-
ment. Email resume to:
info@acresales.com or
fax to (305) 743-3387
Attn: Ginger Henderson.
275
Professional
NAIL TECH Space avail.
in new High Fashion
Boutique. Located on
Duval St, Key West.
Call Terry 305-879-8667
REAL ESTATE AGENT
needed at Anglers Reef
in Islamorada. New De-
velopment. All completed
& ready to close. Lots of
activity & lots of sales in
the last 6 mo's.
Call Danny Sanchez,
305-896-7253
Century 21 All Key, Inc.
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
FRONT DESKP/T
Forthe Sea Dell Motel.
Must have experience.
Please apply in person
5000 O/S Hwy. Mrth.
SERVER WANTED
THE VILLAGE CAFE
Exp. in fine dining-
preferred. Apply in per-
son, Gulfside Village, MM
50.5, 5800 0/S Hwy.
Ask for Fran or Paul
285
Situations Wanted
TUTOR Avail Grades
3-5, help your child to
succeed! One to one w/
cert Teacher. $35/hr. Ms.
Goldstein. 305-619-0313









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SERVICES

330
Business Services
See the Florida Keys
Business Directory
every Wednesday and
Satur iay i, ine Ken ji-r

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Marathon Moving Sale
Sunday only (11/2), 8-?
Household items. Too
much to list! All must go!
209 24th St. ocean
590
Miscellaneous
ANTIQUE TRUNK $150;
STADIUM TENOR
BANJO, $75.
(305) 743-0213
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy., Mthn. 743.6506
MAYTAG MATCHING
Washer & Dryer, like
new, $380 for both.
UNIVERSAL GYM
Standard weights, com-
plete set-up, $100.
Call 609-905-7305
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305.743.4578 '

600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities

GREAgr Me

KL Bookstore For Sale.
Well Established Turn'
Key Business in Great
Locale. 305-619-6477
LIQUOR LICENSE
MONROE COUNTY
Terms avail. Realty
Masters Realtors
1-800-523-7651
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn. Call 305-743-4603

700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A Marathon 3/2.5 unfur-
nished large home.
F/LUS. $2300/mo inci
utilities. 305-743-6359


'710
Homes for Rent


Waterfront I
A must see Marathon
2/2 on ocean newly renov
furn/unfurn, yearly,water
on 3 sides, all tiled, SS
apple. W/D, dock, tiki,
fantastic yard, views, priv
gated tropical paradise!
$1950/mo + util. FLS
914-522-9092
A new 3/2, 1300sf CBS
stucco, Ramrod Key, on
swimming canal. $1490
long term or $1690 short
term lease. 923-1717
A SOM BCH RD. 2/2
spacious, priv. on canal,
Ig deck, C/Alots of park-
ing, no smoke/pets, F/L/S
$1600/mo 743.2969
ANNUAL RENTALS
MTHN 2/2 Condo $1195.
2/2, Canal Front, $1400,
Grassy Key 2/2, $1295.
372,$1595.Call Barbara
at COLDWELL BANKER
305.289.6499


BEAUTIFUL NEW BPK
3/2 Home. OCEAN VIEW
32ft canal front, Quiet
Nbrhd. Must See! L/T
pref. Sue 304-9699
BIG PINE-EDEN PINES
Tropical, Key Limes,
Clean Comfy, Move in.
Ready. 2 bd stilt home on
boating canal. $1495/mo
305-872-5088
BIG PINE KEY 2/1
Unfurn. very secluded,
close to shopping
$1100/mo plus Security
Call 508-472-8626
BIG PINE KEY 3/2
On Canal, Long term,
$1700/mo F/L + Sec.
305-395-8820
BIG PINE KEY Lrg 2/1,
deep water canal w/
dockage, C/A. W/D, fen
yrd, Eden Pines area!
$1600/mo 305.395.0816
Big Torch 3/2 on Canal,
dock, davits, W/D, n/s,
Pets ? $1850/mo F/L/S
872-4289. View at
my.att.net/p/pwp-btk
Cudjoe Key 2/1 on ca-
nal, SS appl., pool, tiki,
A/C, W/D, D/W.$1500/
mo incl most util. ALSO
1/1 apt on canal. Pool,
tiki, W/D. All utils incl, w/
cable & DSL. $975 mo.
305-393-0292


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


710
Homes for Rent



Islamorada 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$1350/mofurn orunfurn.
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
305.395.0381. Jennifer
Islamorada Ocean View
Quiet, beautiful reno 1/1
+ den &fpl. Non smoker.
$1200 + utils. 664-5888
KCB LG 3/2 STILT on
acre. Deep dock, unfurn.
Pets ok, Long term
$2200/mo 305-743-7636
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
Also apt. 305-872-3602
or cell: 305-481-4763
LONG KEY MM 68 2/1
Dock, Tiki Hut, Fenced
rear yard, $1400/mo, no
F/L/S willbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
MARATHON 1ll Afford-
able living, furn, elect,
and Cable incl. $650.00
per month. NO pets
Call 305-879-4949
MARATHON
2/1, H/D, $1000 or OBO
Ocean Front Cottage
1/1, Call Lela
305-395-0814
MARATHON 2/1
on canal, nice quiet
street. W/D hook-up,
large carport. $1350/mo
F/US. 305-743-5623 or
289-3984
CALL CLASSIFED 743-5551



S600 per month
(pprox with approved credit)
NO INSURANCE
Taxes around S6 per year

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Property that pays for
itself In the Keys?
Transient rentable real
estate that rents for $1,250
per month during season
and $650 off season with
your payment being
approx. $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
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710
Homes for Rent
MARATHON 2/2 + 3rd
BR orfam rm. W/D. New
kitch/bath; D/W. Clean, '
big rooms. $1400 +utils.
F/L/S. Call 305-304-3744
Marathon 2/2 semi-furn.
Open water views! Hand-
icap accessible:. $2000/
mo incl util & lawn care,
F/UL/S. 305-393-1843

WaterfrontA
MARATHON 2/2
Tropical Paradise.
Water on 3 sides.
$1950/mo + until. F/L/S
914-522-9092
MARATHON 2 BD
HOUSE
$1100/mo + util.
Call DD 289-6486
Marathon 3/1 furnished
single family home, w/
dockage, good neighbor-
hood! $1850/mo + util.
F/UL/S. 305-393-1843
MARATHON-3/2
Across from Dodge Lake
Waterview!!! Must see4
1900sqft.$1500/mo.
F/L/S 609-827-3653
MARATHON 3/2, Built
2005, Central a/c, stain-
less appliances, w/d, d/w,
$1695.00/month, year
lease. F/L/US.
Call Gordon Smith,
Bascom Grooms Real
Estate 305-304-3422
MARATHON 4/4.5
Waterfront! Seconds to
Gulf! Unfurn F/US-
$2500/mo 305-289-0790
OPEN WATERVIEWS
MARATHON/KNIGHTS
KEY 2/2 + den, W/D,
DW, central AC, LG deck
& yard. Long Term yr Ise.
.$1495/mo F/L/US
305-304-3422

Waterfront
Marathon Unfurn, stilt-
ed, 3/3 on Flamingo Is-
land, canal, tile thru-out,
carport, w/d, a/c. Bonnie,
C21 305-743-3377 x 113
Marathon Waterfront
Nice 2/2 home. Canal,
Dock,-Furn. $1400 F/L/S.
2/2 Condo. Furn, Canal,
Pool. No pets, $1300 F/
US MKRentals 743-9087
MM 103 3/1, new tile
+granite, C/A, big yard,
H.O. park $1400 +utils &
sec. 305-766-1424
MM 90 BS PKC new 3/2,
fenced, gd fir, walk to
schools. $1800 FLS Yrly.
305.451.4555
MM63 CONCH KEY
1/1 Furniture and Utilities
furnished. On water.
$950/mo. F/L/S
706-463-2333
hhfovol.com
PORT LARGO 2/2
46 Bahama Ave., unfurn.
Gardner incl. Avail now.
$1,100 mo. 1st mo $100
off! Call 415-246-3403

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710
Homes for Rent

Ramrod Key Furn 2/2,
deep water canal, dock,
no bridges. W/D. Short
term $1800; long term
$1500 mo. 954-803-4051
REDUCED!!! CUDJOE
KEY 2/2 Canal front,
$1575/mo + util. F/US
Judy Jack/Keys to the
Sea Realty 304-1413
SUMMERLAND KEY
2/2 on Ocean, dock, boat
basin, A/C, W/D, Avail
-/1 $1725/mo F/L, Call
Mary 561-371-9838
2/1 A HALF HOME,
MM74, Great quiet loca-
tion, Screened patio,
bayside canal, new kitch-
en, F/L/S. $1175/mo incl.
cable 954.325.8113

712 Mobile Homes
for Rent

ELEGANT 1/1 Key RV
Full size kitchen, furn.
screened in porch, stack-
able w/d, $950/mo + util.
305-923-9542
Islamorada Houseboat
for Sale. 36' solid fiber-
glass home, doesn'tleak
or take on water, A/C,
frig, microwave, couch &
--bed. $3500 obo. (Already
in marina, slip rent $650
incl util). 305-322-0725
Key Largo RV sites.
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly.,
Free Wi Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305.451.0010
Key Largo Trail Creek
Village 3/2, Section 8.
welcome. Close to
schools:. 305.216.6300
MARATHON 1 BR,
Section 8 OK. Available
Now. $950/mo.
Call 305.797.9132
MARATHON 2/1
Clean. Pets ok, large lot.
^-$950 mo.
473 W. 105th St. Avail
after Nov 10.295-6432
Marathon, Keys RV,
1-2 bd/1 ba w/ FL room,
30' dock, off st parking,
cable incl. $950/mo +
util. 305.587.1512
Marathon Keys RV Prk.
1/1, furn., sunroom &
deck. Free cable.
$750mo + utils. 1 yr
lease. 305.360.7666.


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


Marathon RV Park
2br, 1ba, screened in Fl.
room, A/C, appliances,
free cable! $900/mo, 1ST
& sec. 305-872-4144



$800.00/mo Rentto Own
20051 bd Mobile Home
on Lakefront Lot. Pool,
Clubhouse, Fishing
Dock. Unbelieveable op-
portunity to own like new
home on beautiful lot. 20
minutes to Key West.
305-797-5184

725 Apt Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A Great Location 51st
Gulf, Mthn, 1/1 C/A, W/D
hk up, quiet, friendly,
clean, pets OK. $1000
+ sec. dep. 304.8702
A MARATHON 2BR, 1
BA, w/d hkup, fenced
yard. $1200/mo.
CALL (305)481-5057
A Mrthn Half duplex Ig
1/1, waterfront, deep
water dockage. Totally
remod W/D. $1250.6 mo
lease ok. 305-481-5057
Affordable in Marathon
Move in Now! Wkly or
monthly from $225/wk, all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock-
age avl. 305-289-0800
BPK 1i/, unfurn, canal,
W/D, A/C, 750 sf. I yr.
lease. No smkr/no pets.
$1000/mo util inc. F/L/S.
872-3215 or 305-4598
BPK PINE CHANNEL
ESTATES 2/1, pets ok,
$1300/mo + utilities.
Security Deposit Req
786.229.0228

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GRASSY KEY 1 BR,
canal front, fully furn &
equipped. W/D. Util. in-
cluded. $1000/mo + F &
$500 dep. 743.2304
Grassy Key 1 room
efficiency. Fully furn on
ocean. Coin laundry&
pool. Very quiet. Now
thru Dec. (?) maybe long-
er. $750/mo. util inc. Boat
slip extra. 917-468-9111
Grassy Key Bay View
2bd/2ba half duplex.
W/D, D/W, microwave.
$1300/mo + util.
305-731-8934
GREAT OCEAN VIEW!
Marathon, 2/1 Condo
Very priv. Furn, Remod-
eled. Small pet ok. F/L/S
$1500/mo 305.481.8372
ISLAMORADA Large
2/2 condo. Pool, beach,
dock, tennis, W/D. $1200
month. 305-968-1004
KCB 2/2 on private
beach w/ heated pool.
Tiki hut w/grill. Avail
Nov 23. $1500/mo + util.
305-743-0173


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Waterfront
KCB-CANAL FRONT
3/2 duplex, fully furn, cen-
tral A/C, W/D, garage, 37
ft. dock, NO pets, annual
Ise. Reduced! $2000/mo
+ util. Available now.
305.289.0708
IREPCIEPW
KEY COLONY BEACH
Half duplex, 2/2, water-
front, unfurn. $1100 mo
plus utilities. Call Marcy
289-6505 CBSchmitt RE
Key Colony Beach
Charming 2/2 duplex,
fully furn, with deep water
dock. Util incl.
Call 225.362.7935
Key Colony Beach
1/1, unfurn, no W/D, no
smkrs or pets. 6 mo.
lease or longer. $750/mo
+ elec. F/L/S. 743.4133

GREAT Ot ^

KEY LARGO 1/1 quiet
neighborhood, unfurn,
newly renov. long term
Ise. $825/mo incl. util.
F/L/S 305-240-1679
KEY LARGO 2/2, FURN
C/AC, W/D, Hurricane
Shutters, No smoke/pets,
$1350/mo, incl util/cbl
F/L/S 786-346-5005
Key Largo MM 102 1/1,
furnished. No pets, no
smokers. $900/mo incl
utilities. 305.970.4344 or
305.904.8866
LONG KEY 1/1 On Ca-
nal, Furn, Clean, patio,
Seasonal, no pets.
$1000/mo incl. util.
664-2737 or 731-6638
MARATHON
1/1 remod, $800/mo,
includes util.
2/2, Fncd yd $1295/mo,
F/L 724-791-2354
MARATHON 124th St.
2 BR, 1 BA, 1/2 duplex.
All tile thru-out. Carpeted
bedrooms. $1100 + util.
F/L/S. (305) 289-1190
MARATHON 20 Stirrup
Key. 3 BR 1 BA, C/A.
$1200/mo F/L/S
225-362-7935
MARATHON 2/1
$1050/mo Water incl.
Great Location F/S
153 109th St.
Call Jim 872-6937
MARATHON 2/1
Centrally Located, Avail.
NOW. $1200/mo + util.
Call Luis 305-481-6189
MARATHON 2/1, FURN
2nd fIr, Pool & dockage
1st Month $1200,
$1400/mo after F/L/S
305.240.0702
MARATHON 2 BR +
den, 1 BA, unfurnished.
No pets. $1200/mo. +
$500 dep. 743-7580


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725 Apt Condo -
Duplex for Rent

Marathon/Coco Plum
Waterfront! 20 Coco
Plum Dr. 1/1 w/poss.
dock, $900/mo + elec.
2/1 $1100 elec incl.
1-305-871-465S
Marathon/Conch Key
Bayfront, small 1 brapt,
furnished. $850 mo incl
utils. 305-467-9023
MARATHON duplex apt.
2/2, 1000 sf. 10834 5th
Ave. Gulf. Sturdy
construction. $1300/mo.
F/L/S. 289-1887
MARATHON efficiency
Covered parking,
dockage, furnished,
$900/mo. 305-522-9136
MARATHON/GRASSY
KEY EFFICIENCY.
Includes utilities and
cable, parking, $790/mo
305-731-5888
MARATHON HALF
DUPLEX, 1/1 $850/MO
Plus util. F/L/S
Call Karen 743-2300
MARATHON LG 2/2
Water view, Ig scrnd back
porch, wood firs, new
appl, $1500/mo, util. incl.
F/L/S 225-362-7935

Waterfront
Marathon MM50 Fresh
& clean 3 BR, 2.5 BA
condo. Lanai, pool, con-
crete seawall, deep water
canal, boat at back door!
Min to ocean, no bridges,
walkto Sombrero Bch. 6
mo. min. $2200/mo.
Options. 561-215-8855
MARATHON NEW Apt's
Furn. Studio $1000/mo
Unfurn 2 bd, $1200/mo
C/A, tiled, w/d, Storage
Call 954-599-7114
MARATHON OCEAN
FRONT Eff. Gated, Pool,
fishing pier. No pets/
smoking. CLEAN.
Seasonal $1600/mo
F/L 305-219-4818
MARATHON OCEAN
Front Condo, 2/1, Fur-
nished Dockage on site.
No Smoke/Pets. FIL/S
$1500/mo 305-289-0790
MARATHON OCEAN
FRONT Studio, Fully
furn, long term,
$950/mo + util.
Robert 305-431-0836
MARATHON Small
effic., unfurn, handyman
special. $600/mo. Call
305.797.9132
MARATHON snowbird
eff. 3 mons $1500 per.
Gated, super pool, pier,
jet tub, deck, grill, no pet-
s/smoking, F/L clean.
305-434-0287
GALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

I KCB RENTAL i
Furnished 2/2 or
I 1/1. Short or long I
term lease.
305-289-1741
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,'. Apt Condo -
Duplex for Rent
MARATHON- Sombrero
2 BD, 2 BA upstairs apt.
yrly Ise. 1 mile to beach &
shopping. $1350/mo, wa-
ter incl. 305.743.7986
Marathon unfurnished, 1
large BR, living room
kitchen, centrally located.
$900/mo. inc water, gar-
bage. 305-393-9345
MM 92 BS Tavernier
1 BR/1 BA apartment
$775 mo. FLS. Yearly.
305-451-4555
MM68 SPACIOUS APT
1500 sq ft, 2/2 Bay View.
$1400/mo
willbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
MM901 BDAPTOn
Canal. $850/mo incl.util.
MM90 2bd on canal
$1000/mo + util. Pets
OK Call 772.546.5855
MTHN, i/1,A/C Pool,
tennis, canal, boat dock-
age,cable, water, laun-
dry, in quiet area. $1000
mo 305.481.8888
MTHN 2/1, Coco Plum
Furn, Dock incl, clean,
$1250/mo incl. water. 3
mo min, F/L/S Cred chk/
ref.-No pets 522-4246
MTHN Little Venice Dup
1/1, furn, tile fis, granite
cntr & appl, W/D, fncd yd.
$900mo/yr or $1600/mo
Nov-Apr 954-295-0717
TAVERNIER 2/1 Italian
tile, W/D hook-up, A/C.
$900/mo FIL/$250 Sec.
162 Adobe Casa Ct.
MM 94.5 863-202-5474
$500 Off Move-In
Special! Ramrod 2/1, up-
.stairs apt., C/A, ceil fans,
tile firs, W/D, fen yrd,
OSP, incl water & elec.
$1450/mo F/L & $1000
sec. 305-923-4251

740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent

CAN I LIVE WITH YOU?
Single, young, profes-
sional with dog, seeks
roommate in Key West.
Need 1 bdrm, private bth.
Annual rental / lease.
Must be clean, drug free
and sober. Contact:
iwalkerpkeynoter.com
Marathon Male to share
2br trailer in adult park.
W/D, cable, A/C, non-
smoker. $650 incl utils.
$300 sec. 289-3975
Marathon Private Room
& Bath W/D, A/C, NO pet/
smoking, Hurricane safe,
$875/mo + $875 Sec
inclutil 267.221.8369
Marathon Professional
to share quiet 3/2 house.
$800 mo, $400 sec. AC
pool No pets, smkg drugs
or drama 954-655-0422
Marathon Room for rent
Separate entrance, pri-
vate bathroom. Includes
utililes. No smoking, no
pets. $610/mo. 304-8291

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740 e Roommates -
Rooms for Rent

MARATHON very quiet
efficiency apt., separate
entrance, W/D, Cable.
$645/mo incl util. F/L/S
305.393.0294
ROOM FOR RENT In LG
MH Private bath. Keys
RV Park, $650/mo incl
util. Call 743-8367 or stop
by Lot 25Wfor more info.

750
Vacation Rentals



ANGLERS REEF HOME
for Rent! $300/night,
$2000/week,
$6000/month. Brand new
single family home in a
great location! Can
Raymond J. Vasquez,
Licensed Real Estate
Broker 305-395-1777
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954.885.9591
MARATHON 2/2
Open Water Views!
Pool, dock, all amenities,
nicely furn. Special
RATE! 334-329-4786
Mrthn 1/1 MH,fullyfurn,
on canal w/dock. Bring
tooth brush & fishing
pole! AvI Nov-Apr. No
smk/pets. 860-671-0055
MTHN BONEFISH 2/2.5
Townhome/Marina
Ocean view, pool, tennis,
furn. Private home. 2 mo
min. $3000/mo no
smoke/pets. Avail Jan 1.
586-598-3851
NO NAME KEY 2/2
Secluded, solar powered
home, Key Deer Refuge
Monthly. 561-736-0786
SENIOR COUPLE
desires to Rent 2 or 3 bd.
Vacation home or Duplex
on canal for Jan, Feb,
March. KCB, Sombrero,
Marathon area. Can af-
ford to pay $500-$550
weekly.
Call 609-601-1407
TAVERNIER 1 BR
condo. Private beach &
dock. Beautifully furn!
$1500/mo 305-343-2991

790 Business
Property for Rent
BPK Commercial Ware-
houselstorage Unit
500 sf $400/mo; 1000sf
$800/mo. MM31 Indus-
trial Rd. 305-522-5841
COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE SPACE, approx.
800 sq. ft. 10701 6th Ave.
Gulf, Mthn. 743-5438

HEART of MARATHON

Office or Retail, 1000 sq
ft. next to Publix, the new
Walgreen's and a
Marina. Water View.
Call 1-561-743-3745
GALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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790 Business
Property for Rent

MARATHON grnd level,
comp remod, US 1
across from airport.
1100 sq ft. $1600/mo.
Call Suzanne 395-0053
MARATHON Office
space. Most Prestigious
in Marathon, 12701
Overseas Hwy. 900 sq ft.
$1500/mo + tax. 1st
month free. John
305-743-9858 or
305-522-5841
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
OFFICE SPACES, US I1
MM 92 adjacent to Bank
of America. $950 mo.
Call 305.451.4555
US1 at MM 94 with 60'
Canal Frontage. 1200 sq.
ft. newly remodeled
Office/Retail. Lease or
purchase. 630.675.8711

800

REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale

FOR SALE BY OWNER
MARATHON 3/2, Tile,
fncd yd. ONLY $265K
obo 305-896-6184
JUST REDUCED!



Islamorada 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$289K. Call Rose
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
(305) 395-0383

=i Listing
SPECTACULAR 3/2 in
KLYacht Club. W/ Dock
Enter Listing 21928573
ForSaleByOwner.com
Ocean View $875,000



$800.00/mo Rent to Own
2005 1bd Mobile Home
on Lakefront Lot. Pool,
Clubhouse, Fishing
Dock. Unbelievable op-
portunity to own like new
home on beautiful lot. 20
minutes to Key West.
305-797-5184
55 & OLDER (pet friend-
ly) Probably the nicest
Mobile Home in the Keys.
Recent $1 00K up-grade.
Maybe the best deal in
the Keys. 100 yds from
your own priv. bch. Lo-
cated in secure well kept
property. With this pur-
chase you become a part
owner in 10 acresof
Ocean Front Property. 2
bd. 2 bth, plus nice work-
shop. Beatiful priv. yard
w/jacuzzi. Asking
$188K. Tom 849-7705







October 29, 2008


Classifieds 305-743-5551


The Keynoter 35


812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Marathon- 40 ft. Skyline,
NEEDS TLC Waterview!!
appl. work. $4Kobo Lot
rent $1300/mo. cacloud5
55oyahoo.com
Palm Harbor Homes
3/2 HUGE. Loaded, 14
houses to choose from.
Starting at $389 per
month. 800-622-2832

Waterfront
$800.00/mo Rent to Own
2005 1bd Mobile Home
on Lakefront Lot. Pool,
Clubhouse, Fishing
Dock. Unbelieveable op-
portunity to own like new
home on beautiful lot. 20
minutes to Key West.
305-797-5184
825 Condo -
Duplex for Sale
BANK FORECLOSURE
Key Colony Beach
Waterfront Half Duplex
$425K. Tommy Gomez
Coldwell Banker,
393-5156
880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Bahamas Lots for sale.
$39K & up. Waterview,
Waterfront & Hilltops.
Power & water avail.
Financing if needed.
863-293-2740
dlipscol@tampabay.rr.
com

BUILD TODAY
Permits in hand
Big Pine Key
Drs. Arm
New Section
Canal, By Owner
954-396-2292

890 Business
Property for Sale
Conch Style Comm
Bldg Exc. cond. 1960 sq/
ft. Zoned MU comm.
$699K. Clara @ Chaplin
RE 305-395-2095
Marathon Rare industrial
zoned property, 4320sf
steel warehouse, 131 Osf
warehouse w/approved
plans for low income
housing. Plenty of stor-
age w/many possible
uses. Asking 2 mil.
Please call 289-8763

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
22' Chris Craft boat w/
Johnson 225 HP. In good
cond. Livewell, new gas
tank, etc. $7000 obo.
305-289-5725


1150
Power Boats
23' Annacapri CC, 175
Evinrude, new t-top &
console, new alum. float
on trailer (deck needs re-
pair). $4500
14' J Caralina skiff'07
w/25 HP Yamaha '03,
casting platform, storage
seat, new trailer. $3500.
305-896-0076
23' SEABIRD Center
console, 200 HP
Yamaha low hrs, w/trail-
er. $5,000 305-289-7318
CREST PONTOONS
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543
Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke.
Quiet, smooth & efficient!
$1875. Please call
. 954-566-2813
1160
Sailboats
22' CATALINA,
w/ Dinette. Sleeps 5,
200315HP ELECTRIC
START, Mercury motor.
Excellent Condition.
$4500 OBO
305-743-0273
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Liveaboard dockage in
Key Largo MM 99, bay-
frontw/beach, laundry/
showers, sunset views.
3'6" draft restriction. Must
be in good cond. $600
per month + util.
305.942.6225.
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, up to 60 ft. 50
amp service, $500/mo.
772-546-5855





EQUAL HOUtSIW
OPPORTUNITY
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in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act of 1968.
As per and according to
Sec. 804. (42 U.S.C.
3604) Discrimination in
sale or rental of housing
and other prohibited prac-
tices makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination
based on race, color,
religion. sex, handicap,
familial status or national
origin, or an intention
to make any such
preference, limitation or
discrimination"
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any
advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the
law
For more
information:
www.hud.gov
Search words:
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1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house, Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731.3386
1190
Miscellaneous
'00-225 hp OPTIMAX
30 in. shaft, $2500
2-V6 Johnson Lower
units, 15 in & 20 in shaft,
$500 each 872-1412
24' T-Craft Trap Boat
(no eng), 500 Lobster
tags "B", 1050 Stone
Crab tags "B", 300 Stone
Crab traps. $49,500 for
all. 305-240-0971
39' Defender'84 fishing
boat w/ 1100 lobster tags
& traps. $169,900 obo.
Must sell. 786-523-1625
AA Dave buys permits
So Ati Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hrs! 904.262.2869


1190
Miscellaneous


633IE-NON
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 fortransfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321.784.
5982 or 321.302.3630
www.shipsusa.com
COMMERCIAL FISH
LOT-Big Pine Key, 150 x
135, concrete, dock, .
water, electric, $475,000,
305'289-5725
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. Freewash/dryer
for res. $585.731-3386
Lobster tags (B) 600 +
$55; Stone Crab tags &
traps $14, 305-289-5725


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1190
Miscellaneous



MARATHON BOAT
SLIPS NO Live-aboards.
Dry Storage, Must have
WHEELS. $4.00/FT.
Call 305-481-0775
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boat tri, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4 ft 6 mo
$5 ft mo. Emil 731.3386
New 3 axle trailer show-
room leftover 12,000 LB.
capacity 6 wheel disc
brakes. Reg. price .
$6095.Sale price $4600.
Call 305-852-3270.
T-Craft, 28ft. Cummins
diesel, 2077 Lobster
certs & traps, forklift
$150K. 305-289-1144
1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans, trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305.332.0483


CALL
CLASSIFIED


743-5551


1350
Automobiles
95 Custom Miata, Cust.
body kit, 17" rims, new
paint & windshield, Bomz
racing seats & harness,
Momo steering wheel.
Too many opts to list!
$6500.305-896-0076


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5651


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1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
This space available
for your Camper/ RV ad.
Call The Keynoter at
743-5551-
$$ HOLIDAY RVS $$
We Buy, Service &
Consign late model RV's.
Paint & Body Work.
Storage & Propane avail.
$$ 305-451-4555$


Yamaha OX 66 250HP, 500hrs., Top Gun
riggers, custom built T-Top (2 ft. wider, 4
ft. longer), new canvas, Lowrance depth
finder, Sony stereo & CD, I-com radio,
52 mph boat. Excellent ride in sloppy
seas. Cleanest 1994 boat in Florida!
New gas tank, new rod holders inside.
$19,900. Call Fred, 305-942-9224


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