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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon, Fla
Publication Date: November 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008 I CONTENTS @ 2008 KEYNOTER PUBLISt-INC, -. ,., -.


Center empties
Si\ry of the 80 residents of
the Key Weest Convalescent
Center have now been moved
out of the facility follow ing a
scathing state report, and the
rest are expected to be gone
on Sunday. See story, Page 3.

Mo' money
A Key Wesi man who was
jailed for robbing a TIB Bank
of the Kes branch in Key
West in 2006. then acquitted.
must get back the $3.040 he
had on him w hen arrested, a
federal appeals court rules.
See story. Page 12.

Bad tech?
Technology may be harm-
ing Flonda Bay more than
helping, backcotintry experts
say. See story, Page 14.

Dirt cheap?
The mountain of dirt that
rose at mile marker 49 ba\ -
side due to sewer trenching
on Marathon's streets is being
sold off. See story. Page 13

Holiday time!
Island Christian School in
Islamorada kicks off the sea-
son in the Keys with its
annual Christmas festival.
See photos. Page 19.

Mixed results
Cross country runners
from Key West, Marathon
and Coral Shores return to
the Keys from the state meet
n ith mixed results. See story.
Page 23.


Business ....... ...... 18
Classifieds ......... 28
Crossword .. ... .. 17
Fishing .... . .. .26
Living ........ .... 19
Obituaries ....... 16
Opinion ... .... 6
Sports/Outdoors . 23



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Judge to



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election


Vanden Brook
sues, brings in
heavy hitter Coffey
By SEAN KINNEY
: k r.ne.,'. ki, 'r..,, r ,:om

Marn \anden Brook. w ho lost
the election for Monrn.e County
Circuit Court judge to Tegan
Slaiton by four oties. sued on
Monday. contesting the election
results
The la suit,. filed in Monroe
Counrt Circuit Court and to be
heard b Judge Da\ id Audlin.
alleges elections officials used
inconsistent standards in e aluat-
ing ballots and improperly. count-
ed soine ballots.
She w ants either another elec-
tion held or herself declared the
" Inner.
And she's brought in a hea\ -
hitter to plead her iase Miamnu
election law\%er Kendall Coffe\.
Sho gained fame in 21(1i) as one
of the top atrtrne\ e representing


the Gore-
Lieberman
side during the
Florida
recount. He's
also a former
U.S. attorney
for South
Florida.
VANDEN BROOK "The finali-
Sty of elections
ik really important," Vanden
Brook told the Keynoter. "And the
integrity of elections is really
important. It's something that I
can't personally walk away from."
On Election Day, the results
showed Slaton as the winner by
nine votes. Then after a review of
provisional ballots by the county
Elections Canvassing Board, the
lead went up to 15 votes. A sub-
sequent machine recount came
back with a deadlock, with both
candidates at 16,441 votes.
Finally, an exhaustive manual

See VANDEN BROOK / 5


U.S. Navy photo by RACHEL McMARR
BACK HOME FOR THANKSGIVING: U.S. Navy Lt. Jackson
Habeck greets his wife Shelly and their dog Dixie at Key
West International Airport Nov. 19 after returning from a
six-month deployment to Iraq. More than 40 sailors from
Naval Air-Station Key West have served in Iraq.


Anchoring rules could tighten


State officials
use Boot Keys
as an example
By KEVIN WADLOW
jSen.,: r s[ln r\\rt.r
k. :,Jdhl "'.Lern..tier :,nim

To show the effects of a pro-
posed la\w on anchored boats.
tiate staff sketched ou t :- draft
thbftt r zoni* usinL .1 familiar


locale: Marathon's Boot Key
Harbor.
Members of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will consider the
plan to more tightly regulate
unattended boats at anchor
statewide during the commis-
sion's annual Florida Keys meet-
ing, being held Dec. 3 and 4 in
Key West.
The buffer-zone idea to


prohibit unattended boats from
being anchored in a 500-foot area
around public mooring facilities,
such as Boot Key Harbor will
be reviewed as the FWC consid-
ers its annual report to the.Florida
Legislature on law changes
sought by the state's leading
agency on hunting, fishing and
waterway issues.
The FWC has its own signifi-
cant rule-making authority but
some regulations must be enacted
by the Legislature.


Boats left at anchor for long
periods without anyone on board-
create a hazard, boaters and local
officials told FWC staff.
In the Keys alone, there have
been incidents where owners
'were not around to prevent their
boats from crashing into docks,
power lines, other boats and
bridges after breaking free from
their moorings.
The buffer zone should be


See FWC / 2


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FWC considers grouper rule


It would
conform to
federal ban
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

When it meets at the
Doubletree Grand Key Resort in
Key West for two days next
week, the state Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
consider most issues directly
affecting the Keys on Dec. 4.
That includes consideration of
a federal closure on many types
of grouper fishing in the Atlantic
Ocean.
Barring a veto from the secre-
tary of the U.S. Department of


Commerce, a four-month closure
on catching red grouper, black
grouper and gag grouper will take
effect Jan. 1 in federal waters
under jurisdiction of the South
Atlantic Fishery Management
Council.
Florida representatives on the
South Atlantic board opposed the
closure but were outvoted.
The three primary agencies
involved in making saltwater
fishing rules for South Florida -
the federal management councils
for the South Atlantic and Gulf of
Mexico, plus the FWC gener-
ally work to enact similar rules so
the public is not lost in a jurisdic-
tional maze of conflicting rules.
However, each agency retains
the ultimate authority for its own


waters. The FWC will be asked to
decide whether to keep state
waters open to grouper fishing
from January through April, or
adopt.a closure to conform with
the federal plan.
Florida Keys charter fisher-
men say the closure at the height
of the tourism season threatens
the for-hire industry.
In a similar consideration not
expected to draw significant
opposition, the FWC will consid-
er a Gulf of Mexico rule to reduce
the recreational bag limit for Gulf
gag grouper from five fish to two
fish daily per person, prohibit the
recreational harvest of Gulf gag
grouper from Feb. 1 through
March 31 and increase the r6cre-
ational bag limit for gulf red
grouper from one fish to two fish
daily per person.


Boat congestion is increasing


FWC / From 1

enacted statewide to "better pro-
tect vessels and other property
from vessels that become unse-
cured," says a staff report to the
FWC board.
During a series of statewide
hearings 'held on boating and
anchoring issues, many boaters
said they fear increasing regula-
tion will limit the right to enjoy
Florida's waters.
"There is a fear that boating


storage and access to state
waters cannot support the ever-
increasing number of vessels,"
the state report says. "More
boats equals more' congestion
and a resultant supply and
demand problem."
Boaters said, they are con-
cerned that water access will
become available only to a
select few who can afford it, the
report says.
County and municipal gov-


ernments statewide are i
ing for more autho


Keys briefs


Students sought
to live abroad

The Brattleboro, Vt.,-based
Experiment in International
Living is seeking high school
sophomores and juniors who
want to participate in its cross-
cultural educational program,
which provides up to five
weeks in the summer with host
families in 27 different coun-
tries in Europe, Asia, Oceana,
Africa and Central and South
America.
The past two years, the
Monroe County Education
Foundation has partnered with
the group and sent 21 Keys stu-
dents abroad. Next summer, the
hope is to send 30 students


abroad.
During the past tw
mers 14 students fro
West High School parti
Coral Shores sent s
Marathon High sen
Depending on the dest
each participating stude
an all-inclusive fee
from $4,100 to $6,900
financial aid is available
The national direct
Experiment. in Inter
Living is coming to the
meet with interested
and students. He'll be a
at Key West High Sc
Dec. 2, Marathon High
3 and Coral Shores on I
For further informati
tact Jim Hall at 293-1
Jim.Hall@KeysSchools


impose their own regulations to
address local waterway prob-
lems. The FWC will ask that
state law be changed to allow
local regulations but only after
the specific rules have been
approved by the FWC board.
The legislative voting pack-
age will be discussed Dec: 3,
the first day of the meeting, at
the Doubletree Grand Key
Resort in Key West.


petition- Trap reduction
rity to State fishery managers want
to restart a plan to reduce the
number of lobster traps used in
the Florida fishery.
The numbers were reduced
in a series of steps from an esti-
mated 940,000 traps to the
o sum- 490,000-trap limit that has been
m Key in effect for several years.
cipated, Under a proposal reaching
ix and the FWC Dec. 4 at the
t one. Doubletree, the state wouldn't
nation, reduce the traps allocated to
nt pays working fishermen but would
ranging trim 10 percent when trap-
.Some license certificates are sold to
someone not in the seller's
actor of immediate family.
national The proposal was developed
Keys to after consultation with groups
parents representing the lobster indus-
vailable try, according to an FWC
hool on report.
on Dec. Rules catch limits for vari-
)ec. 4. ous fish and invertebrate
on, con- species taken by licensed tropi-
546 or cal-fish collectors also will be
.com reviewed.


The Monroe County
Health Department tests
Keys nearshore water
quality each week for ele-
vated levels of enteric
bacteria. There currently
are no beaches with
health advisories against
swimming.





Due to a reporting
error, a story in Saturday's
edition contained incor-
rect information about a
County Commission vote
Nov. 19. The commission
voted 4-1 to oppose a
wider shoulder on U.S. 1
between mile markers 93
and 106.





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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Nursing home nearly empty


By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

Staff at the Key West
Convalescent- Center has now
moved 60 of their 80 residents,
and the rest are set to leave on
Sunday in light of a Dec. 11 cut-
off date for Medicare and
Medicaid-funding.
"It's emotionally distressing
for the staff, the residents and
their families," said Donna
Rosado, director of admissions at
the Stock Island facility.
Rosado said 18 residents were
moved to a sister facility on
Plantation Key and the remaining
residents are now living at main-
land nursing homes including
Homestead Manor, Claridge
House in North Miami and Sinai
Plaza in Miami.
Medicare and Medicaid decid-
ed to cut funding after receiving
the results of a Florida Agency
for Health Care Admihistration
investigation that alleged patient
abuse and a myriad of procedural
instances of non-compliance.
In addition to working at the
convalescent center, Rosado also
has a grandfather who, until
recently, was a resident.


"The thought of having to
send my grandfather somewhere
else threw me for a loop," she
said. Rosado's grandfather is a
lifelong Conch.
"I'm taking him home. He's
not leaving Key West," Rosado
said defiantly. "I'll make it
work."
Rosado said that five or six
other families have decided to
take up care of their loved one as
opposed to relocation, but
warned, "If you're not educated
on how to do it [dependent care],
it's going to be pretty hard."
Those families not able to take
in their loved one are doing the
best they can, Rosado said. For
example, she said several people
have gotten together to carpool
up to the Plantation Key facility
for visitation.
Aside from the obvious toll of
moving aged and infirm resi-
dents, Rosado is concerned about
the fate of the 125 staff members
at the facility.
"We pretty much know we're
not going to have a job," she said.
On Sunday, when the last resi-
dents leave, "Then we're all


done," Rosado said. "We start
looking for otherjobs. The unem-
ployment rate goes up."
Inspectors from the Agency
for Health Care Administration
are still on site overseeing the
relocation process. Harold
Williams, a field office manager
based in Fort Myers said, "Of
course people are concerned,"
but "I think the survey has to
speak for itself."
Asked if community needs
played a determining factor in the
agency's surveying, Williams
said, "That's not something we
can take into account. The survey
process is pretty prescribed."
The only hope for the facility
to remain open after losing resi--
dents and be a future option for
Lower Keys assisted care is for
the owner, the Tennessee-based
MidCare Inc., to sell it to another
operator and use the money to
bring the operation into compli-
ance with state and federal guide-
lines.
Rosado said, "There is some-
body that's interested," but did
not go into details.
MidCare Chief Executive
Officer Scott Becht was not avail-
able for comment.


Tommly Stevens, President of
Key \\est Insurance, Inc.,
announced the appointment of -


Darlene Cullen 4
to the position of
General Manager.

Darlene has been with Key West Insurance, Inc.
since 1990 when she and her husband, Mike, -
moved to Key West. During this time she has
held positions as Financial Manager and Agent.

"We are very pleased to have Darlene and the
experience she brings to the Agency," says Mr.
Stevens.

Prior to the move, Darlene managed and
developed insurance agencies in Dallas,Texas.

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Rescued boater in trouble


Coast Guard
says smuggling
attempt likely
The U.S. Coast Guard says it
can't release the identity of a
Miami man found after being
stranded 19 days on Elbow Cay
at Cay Sal bank in the Bahamas
because he could be subject to
charges involving the attempted
smuggling of migrants.
The 34-year-old man -
whose brother apparently died in
the failed trip from Miami was
found Sunday. He survived by
eating food found on the remote
island, which is around 60 nauti-
cal miles from Marathon, and
drinking rainwater, according to
Coast Guard Sector Key West.
He told the Coast Guard that
their 19-foot vessel had engine
problems Nov. 4 and started tak-
ing on water, eventually capsiz-
ing the vessel. He said the two of
them held onto the boat with their
life jackets on for a couple of
days..After a couple of days, they
saw the Elbow Cay lighthouse in
the distance and decided to swim
for it.


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The Coast Guard says that he
said once he reached land, he
couldn't find the other person.
That man is considered lost at
sea.
"They are both from the


A Coast Guard
helicopter
crew was
conducting
a routine patrol
and found
the surviving
boater on
Elbow Cay.

Miami area and we cannot
release their names because the
case is closed and there could be
a possible law enforcement
investigation due to the details
that they were going down to
pick up migrants," Sector Key


West Lt. j.g, Matthew Meinhold
said.
The pair reportedly left from
Key West Nov. 1, purportedly on
a fishing trip, and were due back
the next day. They were reported
missing on Nov. 4.
"Further interviews with fami-
ly members suggested that their
intent may have been to illegally
bring migrants into the United
States," Meinhold said.
Despite the delayed notifica-
tion, search and rescue planners
in Key West found the overturned
vessel five miles northwest of
Cay Sal Bank Nov. 4.
Over the next two days the
Coast Guard searched an area
more than 4,500 square miles
with both boats and aircraft, with
negative results. The search was
suspended Nov. 6..
SThen on Sunday, a Coast
Guard helicopter crew was con-
ducting a routine patrol and
found the surviving boater on
Elbow Cay. It landed on the small
island, and the crew confirmed it
was the missing boater.
Then the Coast Guard
searched nearby islands to see if
they could find the second man,
to no avail


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5


Election

contested

VANDEN BROOK / From 1

recount of absentee ballots
resulted in Slaton the winner by
four.
In the lawsuit, Vanden Brook
asserts, among other things:
Ballots faxed in from over-
seas were'.improperly counted
because at least 14 or 15
appeared to have been sent from
within the country, which would
violate election law.
The -Elections Canvassing
Board and the Supervisor of
Elections Office rejected more
than 70 absentee ballots based on
disparities between the voter sig-
nature on the ballot and the sig-
nature on file despite the fact that
"written signatures of the voters
appeared sufficiently close to the
voters' signatures on the relevant
registration documents."
"In some cases, the
Monroe County Canvassing
Board members rejected absen-
tee ballots where there was no
signature, while in other cases
they apparently accepted the bal-
lots without signatures."
"Some of the absentee ballot
people who were contacted are
pretty angry," Vanden Brook said.
"I don't see anyone pulling
any fraud or misdeeds," Vanden
Brook said. But she says the
recount process lent itself to inac-
curacies: "It just got so chaotic."
The Elections Canvassing
Board comprises judges Wayne
Miller and Ruth Becker and Tax
Collector Danise Henriquez.
Monroe County Supervisor of
Elections Harry Sawyer said he
is confident in the work done by
his staff during the recounts: "I
was there for the machine
recount and the manual recount.
Everything went fine. There's no
problem with any of that."
The lawsuit lists the Slaton,
the Canvassing Board, Sawyer
and the state Elections
Canvassing Commission (Gov.
Charlie Crist, Lt. Gov. Jeff
Kottkamp and Attorney General
Bill McCollum) as defendants.
Hal Schuhmacher, Slaton's
campaign manager, said, "We're
confident in the election results
and disappointed by the attacks
on the integrity of the system by
our opponent."
The defendants have 10 days
to respond from when the suit
was filed, which was Monday.


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KEYNOTER


Prepare for squeeze

from budget crunch

Over the weekend, Florida taxpayers got an early peak at their
holiday gift and it looks more and more like a lump of coal.
On Friday, the state's economists released their latest revenue
forecast and it went from bad to worse.
For the current budget year,which began Oct. 1, the drop" in
consumer spending and the moribund real estate and construc-
tion markets translate into a $2.1 billion shortfall.
.\And economists predict the hole will grow even larger next
year maybe even double or more unless something is done.
That could result in a special legislative session before
Christmas, and a tax increase.
The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo reported Saturday that tar-
geted tax hikes may be back on the table, even though Gov.
Charlie Crist has said he opposes that solution until all other
options have been-tried.
Well, the chorus from local governments, which have already
cut billions from their budgets, is sure to get louder.
Crist has dipped into rainy-day funds to close the burgeoning
budget gap already, including $1.3 million from the state's
Budget Stabilization Fund. Next on the list to tap: The Lawton
Chiles Endowment for health care.
Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson, who attended Florida
League of Cities meetings in Orlando late last week, heard the
grim economic forecast firsthand.
He says everyone will feel the squeeze and he worries most
about the impact on the elderly who rely heavily on help from
the state, especially through state contributions to Medicare
and Medicaid.
Transportation funding is another target, .especially as
Florida's gas tax collections continue to. fall. Road improve-
ments will be delayed. Some projects will simply disappear
from the state's five-year work plan one already had, refur-
bishment of the old Seven Mile Bridge.
One trial balloon being floated in Tallahassee looks at
increasing state cigarette taxes by $1 per pack. That would
raise nearly $1 billion a year. Gambling is another target for
new state taxes, even from tax-loath Republicans who control
the Legislature.
Other ideas getting a hearing include expanding sales taxes
on Internet sales, which could produce $3 billion to $4 billion
in revenue. Closing loopholes on sales tax exemptions may
also gain traction.
With Florida leading the nation in job losses, recovery won't
be easy. And repeated rounds of budget cuts, gutting reserves
and hoping things get better simply won't be enough this time.
Christ and lawmakers need to act during a special session to
avoid even more painful medicine coming next year.

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Keys Opinion


Help out a nonprofit group and feel the good karma


EDITOR:
As the holiday gift-giving time nears, many
nonprofits are going through tough times. So if
you can't find the perfect present for someone,
consider making a donation to their favorite
nonprofit in their name.
Some suggestions are the Florida Keys
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue, Art
Behind Bars, Bahama Village Music Program,
Equality Florida, Literacy Volunteers, Clean
Florida Keys, Hospice of the Florida
Keys/Visiting Nurse Association, Reef Relief,
Metropolitan Community Church Food Basket,
American Cancer Society, Red Cross,


Domestic Abuse Shelter, Florida Keys
Outreach Coalition for the Homeless, Monroe
Association of Retarded Citizens, PACE Center
for Girls, Samuel's House, Womankind, United
Way, Special Olympics and many others.
Visit the Community Foundation of the
Florida Keys at www.cffk.org to see all the
worthy local charities that are depending on
your help to keep up their good work, especial-
ly now. A gift to a nonprofit group means so
much more than just buying another tie or
scarf. It's good karma and may even be tax
deductible too.
J.T. Thompson
Key West


HigherLove Thanksgiving is no more


EDITOR:
In your Nov. 19 article "Turkey for every-
one," there was a misunderstanding between the
volunteer quoted in the story and the reporter
regarding HigherLove Mission Outreach's
annual Thanksgiving dinner.
The information given was actually related
to our past six years of very successful
Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless at
HigherLove Mission Outreach.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce,
due to drastic funding cuts, HigherLove will be
unable to sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner this


year. Unfortunately, funding sources have
become dramatically less available to
SHigherLove, making it economically unfeasible
to continue this holiday tradition.
However, I am pleased to announce St.
Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd St. bay-
side, Marathon, will be having a worship serv-
ice at 12:15 p.m. with Thanksgiving dinner to
follow at 1, open to the community.
Deborah Maletic
Executive director
HigherLove Mission Outreach
Marathon


Protect the Keys' maritime interests


EDITOR:
The Propeller Club of the United States, Port
of Key West, is a grassroots, nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to the promotion of United States
domestic and international waterborne com-
merce, and to the enhancement and well being
of the maritime industries. Its members and par-
ticipants include fishermen, cruise line opera-
tors and support activities, the U.S. Navy, U.S.
Coast Guard, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, tourist venues,
educational institutions and others concerned
with the maritime presence in the Keys.
The members of the Port of Key West are
alarmed at the loss of working waterfront and
services necessary to maintain viable maritime
industries in the Florida Keys. Such industries
have been the core of the community since the
first settlements. Many permanent residents are
employed by the maritime interests. The loss of
the maritime presence, from the Keys would for-
ever change the nature of the Keys.
The members are gratified by the over-
whelming passage of Amendment 6 allowing
working waterfront property to be.taxed based
upon current use. This will ease the economic
pressure on owners of working waterfront to
sell or convert their property to residential use.
Rapid implementation of the concepts and
processes embodied by the amendment is essen-
tial to retaining our current level of working
waterfront.
The members present at the October meeting
unanimously supported the proposition to pre-


serve the working waterfront for the benefit of
the public, maritime industries and the future
generations of the Keys' residents and tourists.
We urge the County Commission to direct
the county administrator to ensure the preserva-
tion of working waterfront is considered in all
land use and construction decisions affecting
the scarce resource of waterfront. Preservation
of our unique resource needs to have continued
and active support by the citizens of the Keys
and especially the elected officials.
Frank Holden, president
Propeller Club
Key West


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Keys Opinion


Veterans get a worthy parade


EDITOR:
The fourth annual City of
Marathon Veterans Day Parade organ-
ized by the Veterans Council of
Monroe County, had 45 vehicles and
approximately 150 participants.
Thanks goes to the Sheriff's Office
and Key Colony Beach Police Chief
Robert Petrick for safely escorting the
parade through the city. Thank you to
the local newspapers for the parade


announcements, the Marine Bank hot
dog wagon and Jo Ann Wilmot,
American Legion auxiliary secretary,
for the food preparation.
The parade participants were very
generous with their donations. Thank
you to everyone that helped make the
parade a success.
Grace Parks
Susan Anderson
Marathon


Help the birds stay aloft


EDITOR:
Marathon is so very lucky to have
Kelly Grinter, a wonderful woman
who rescues birds. On Nov. 15, she
organized an emergency rescue
involving more than 75 Vultures that
were found floating in the bay about
two miles off Stirrup Key.
Because the birds' feathers were
wet, they could not fly. Some per-


ished, but many survived thanks to
Kelly and her helpers.
Please remember the bird rescue
program when shopping: Alcohol,
peroxide, paper towels and other
donations are always accepted.,
Please, Marathon, pitch in for our
beautiful birds.
Barbara Kelly
Marathon


Tame the flame for fire prevention


EDITOR:
We all want to help safeguard our
homes against disasters. But most
Americans are unaware that the most
common disaster is also highly pre-
ventable. It doesn't matter where you
live, a home fire can happen anywhere
to anyone, and the American Red Cross
wants to help you learn how to tame
the flame.
With the-cooler weather, the use of
electric space heaters increases. These
and other items can sometimes cause
fires. The toll of home fires on
American families and communities is
staggering. According to the U.S. Fire
Administration, each year nearly
400,000 families are affected by home
fires. A home fire is reported about
every 80 seconds, and someone dies
from a home fire every 204 minutes.
This year the Red Cross has
responded to more than 450 home fires
in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Young children are the most at risk;
statistics show that fire is a leading
cause of unintentional death for those
under the age of five. .
While the American Red Cross will
always be there to provide relief from a
disaster, we are also in the community
every day ready to help you prevent
and prepare for fires in your own
home. The Red Cross recommends you
take these three steps to reduce your
risk from home fires:
Install smoke alarms on every
level of your home and maintain them
as recommended.
Create a family escape plan so
that you and your family can get to
safety in the event of a fire.
+ Learn how to help prevent home.
fires in your home by visiting


www.redcross.orglhomefires.
Many people don't realize that
when the local fire department
responds to a home fire, the Red Cross
also answers the call and stays on the
scene to help the family. Our Red
Cross is on call 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Volunteers leave family
and friends to help meet the emergency
needs of those affected by fire pro-
viding shelter, food and clothing.
And we are recruiting new volun-
teers. Our volunteers can't answer the
call without your support. You can help
the Red Cross continue to respond and
help fire victims.by making a financial
contribution online today at www
.floridakeysredcross.org.
The Red Cross is here to help you
prevent and prepare for home fires, and
with your continued support, we will
be there to help when the tragedy of
home fires touch our community With
your help, we can tame the flame in the
Keys.
Sam Tidwell
Chief executive officer
American Red Cross
Greater Miami & the Keys


Thanks for the love
EDITOR:
I would like to take this opportuni-
ty to thank our family, friends and
community for everything that every-
one has kindly done to help us cope
with the loss of our loved one.
Special thanks to Fishermen's
Hospital and Kingdom Hall Jehovah
Witness for'providing special support.
Dorothy Hawkins
Marathon


Wednesday, November 26,2008 7


The small details need


large scope of scrutiny


In a recent commentary written by my
esteemed School Board colleague Andy
Griffiths, he describes a utopian system
where School Board and School District
management function seamlessly. Sadly,
this is not our current situation. I hope
that some day this vision can become
our reality.
In the meantime, we need to be pro-
vided with accurate and complete infor-
mation. There have been many
instances when-we have received mis-
leading, incorrect or, on occasion, no
information regarding various issues.
Knowing this, I have made it
my duty to seek and verify
information so that my ulti-
mate decisions are based on
facts, not supposition.
Mr. Griffiths believes.that
in focusing on the big pic-
ture, the small details will
take care of themselves. The
two are interdependent; by
examining and checking on
the smaller details, we can
ensure our vision is realized.
After all, it is through the
coordination of many "small
details" that will produce Marathc
well-prepared young men John I
and women ready for college elected
and/or the workforce. Monro
In his commentary, Mr. Scho(
Griffiths specifically men- in
tions two items that were


brought forth in discussion as "small
details," those being excessive travel
and take-home vehicles. The board
asked for and received a list of all take-
home vehicles, and now all-out-of-coun-
ty travel has to be approved by the
board, both relatively easy and simple
tasks, or so you would think.
However, only a few days after the list
of take-home vehicles was made public,
we received photos of vehicles being
taken home that were not on the list.
Further investigation verified those
vehicles were being taken home nightly.
As for the out-of-county travel, I
receive calls every week informing me
of travel by our employees that does not
get reported to the board. These are just
two examples that illustrate incomplete
information provided to the board. Are -
they the only two?
If we cannot get accurate or complete
information on two simple items such
as who takes home a vehicle and who
goes on a trip out of county, why would
Mr. Griffiths assume that the details


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could take care of themselves? How can
we make decisions about resource allo-
cation if the information provided about
the ultimate cost involved is inaccurate?
With the present outlook for revenues
getting bleaker every week, it is more
important than ever that the board con-
tinue looking at line items in the budget.
for further reduction
We have eliminated many consultants
and a few administrative positions.
Board member Steve Pribramsky and I
have pushed hard for reductions in tech-
nology and other major purchases in an
effort to control spending
from our capital account so
it can be used for the
rebuilding of Horace
O'Bryant Middle School and
Plantation Key School. If
Mr. Griffiths would have
joined us in controlling
spending instead of chastis-
ing us for what he calls
"micromanaging," we would
,-I have had more success and
maybe our financial outlook
would be more secure.
Even prior to me being
resident elected to the School Board,
ck was I had scrutinized our annual
Sto the budgets and spending habits.
County By bringing forth the
Board "Dollars to the Classroom"
006. reports done by the
Department of Education
and a University of Florida report on
school district funding, I was able to
show how poorly we were paying our
teachers compared to other districts
when Monroe County's much-higher
funding rate was taken into account.
Numerous times I can recall Mr.
Griffiths saying that I have done more
to improve teacher salaries here in
Monroe County than anyone else. Well,
I do not plan on changing my methods
now because we still have more to do in
improving front-line staff salaries and
making sure every dollar spent aligns
with our vision.
Mr. Griffiths' goals are admirable; he
is a respected board member and a good
friend. While my approach may differ,
our goal is the same, We have been
charged by the public to provide the
best education and make sure every dol-
lar entrusted to us is used for that pur-
pose. I hope that he will support my and
any other board members' inquiries, as
they would only be made in good faith
and with good reason.


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State Rep. Ron Saunders says
the elimination of local funding
requests from a shrinking 2009-
10 state budget will not decrease
the "50-50" chance we have to
receive the first- portion of a
promised $200 million in waste-
water funding next year.
Florida's current-year budget
deficit expanded to $2.14 billion
Friday as state economists again
aBtcheted down their general rev-
enue estimate because of a trio of
*economic shocks since their last
forecast in August.
"The first one was [a] com-
plete freeze in the credit market,"
Amy Baker, coordinator of the
Legislature's Office of Economic
and Demographic Research, said;
"The second one was the spread
of the national recession to the
global recession. And then the
third one is an additional loss of
wealth for people as stock values,
investment portfolios, IRAs, sav-
ings all took a dive in value."
The financial pain will get'
even worse next year. The econo-
mists predicted a budget gap'for
the fiscal year beginning July 1


that could range from about $4
billion to more than $6 billion.
According to Elizabeth Wester
of Floridian Partners, a lobbying
firm representing Monroe County,
the shrinking budget means hard
decisions for lawmakers in the
upcoming 2009 session.
An immediate impact, she
wrote in a Friday e-mail to county
officials, is the elimination of
community budget issue requests
in the 2009-10 budget. CBIRS, as
they're known, are budget item
requests that allow legislators to
allocate funding for local projects.
Saunders said he won't be
submitting such requests in the
next legislative session and that
he considers the Keys' biggest
need money to build sewers
- to be a state priority.
"It's very difficult in difficult
times to ask for a member project
that only benefits a certain area,"
Saunders said, adding CBIRS
items are considered "pork" and
are tough to finance. "But I don't
consider the sewer bond to be a
community project."
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installment of the sewer money.
The money's to be bonded out
over the next four years to help
finance what remains of central
sewer projects in the Keys. The
overall estimated cost is more
than $500 million.
The money was approved
through the Legislature's Environ-
menital and Natural Resources
Council and passed through both
the House and Senate.
Saunders said while chances
are slim the $50 million will come
through in a struggling economy,
there is at least a chance.
"This was a much better route
to go. Had we pursued this as a
member project, we would have
zero chance," he said. "I'm not
overly optimistic, but the fact we
have a chance is more than most
members can say."
This is the third straight year
of declining general revenue
receipts 8.8 percent less than
last year. The new estimate for
next year is $22.3 billion. That's
$2.3 billion, or 9.5 percent, less
than the August forecast.
This report was supplemented
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Permit problems arise


Village facing
big bills for
possible buyouts
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

The Islamorada Village
Council is once again being
reminded of a potential financial
and legal tsunami approaching
because of the number of people
waiting in line for building per-
mits.
The council was scheduled to
consider an application 'for
"administrative relief' at its
meeting on Thursday.
According to a staff report,
Clara Solo had applied for
administrative relief, which is a
formal demand for a building
permit or property buyout, after
waiting four years for the village
to grant her a permit to build a
home on property in the
Fontaine Lake Estates subdivi-
sion on Plantation Key.
This is the fifth administra-
tive relief application to come
before the council since June. In
the previous cases, the council
granted remedies that would
allow the applicants to receive
permits in the next allocation
period.
However, there are well over
100 applicants that will be eligi-
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After four years waiting for
one of a limited number of avail-
able permits, applicants can ask
the council to grant a permit, buy
the property at fair market value
or determine some other action.
If the village doesn't grant a per-
mit or offer to buy the property,
a court could say the village took
the land because it denied the
owners economic use of their
property.
The Florida Department of
Community Affairs limits the
number of building permits that
Islamorada can issue. Currently,
the village can issue 28 permits a
year, 22 for market-rate homes
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Festival a success. Without their generous support the Children's
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aside for Florida, there was still
$91 million up for grabs, but
don't expect any of that to come
to Monroe County or Key West.
"It all boils down to politics,"
McPherson said. "And our poli-
tics aren't big enough."
Key West has a comparatively,
small population, 25,478 accord-
ing to the last census, but a high
number of foreclosures. City
affordable housing coordinator
Paul Clayton estimates there are
500 foreclosures in Key West -
about 10 percent of all single-
family homes.
Clayton said Neighborhood
Stabilization Program allocations
were determined using statistics
from 2004-06. At that point, Key
West had "significantly less"
foreclosures and a real estate
market that was still on the rise.
Key West's efforts to lobby for
a share of the money have been


Key West officials have been
looking to tap into a $91 million
funding pool to inject money into
local housing programs, but
Mayor Morgan McPherson says
the plan is 4po longer viable.
The Neighborhood Stabiliza-
tion Program is a national initia-
tive created by the Housing and
Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
It's designed to inject federal
money into'communities dealing
with the foreclosure crisis by
helping homeowners with their'
existing loans.
Following county allocations
of the original $541 million set


marginalized by the efforts of
much larger municipalities,
McPherson said.
"That's the unfortunate part of
being a small town," he said. "In
that same conversation, you have
cities like Tampa, like Orlando,
like Miami:"
"Our voice is crying out," he
said. "But it's not'as loud."
"They did it by population,"
Clayton said, referring to
Neighborhood Stabilization Pro-
gram administrators.
But Key West is. still moving
forward on the housing front. On
Tuesday, the City Commission is
expected to finalize its
Homebuyer's Assistance Plan.
The plan is designed to offer
loans up to $20,000 to help eligi-
ble applicants make a down pay-
ment on a home. To qualify, an
individual must make at least 70
percent of his or her income in
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9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
S .Phone: (305) 743-0033

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

The City of Marathon, Florida (the "City") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the incorporated area of
the City, for the cost of providing planning and design of wastewater treatment system
services and wastewater services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1,
2009 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of
a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized
by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on
December 9,2008 at the Marathon Government Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Hwy.,
Marathon, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal
description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the
proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the -real property
subject to the levy, are on file at the office of the City Clerk, 9805 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, Florida 33050. All interested persons are invited to attend.

The City of Marathon






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to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate
in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020, two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing.
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By SEAN KINNEY
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Key West Mayor Morgan
McPherson says the state's $2.14
billion budget deficit drove dis-
cussions when municipal offi-
cials statewide met at a Florida
League of Cities conference in
Orlando Nov. 20 and 21.
"We as a state, as a whole, are
facing incredible challenges in the
next two months," McPherson
said. Citing the budget shortfall,
he said, "This leads to an incredi-
ble amount of uncertainty."
- The League of Cities is a con-
sortium of municipal leaders and
advocates that meet regularly to
set legislative and lobbying agen-
das as well as provide education
regarding municipal services and
issues.
McPherson said the meeting
resulted in a lobbying package
"relevant to cities" that includes
measures to safeguard joint


sources of revenue like gas taxes
and protect trust funds designated
for specific projects from state
legislators scrambling for funds
in light of a budget crunch.
McPherson specifically men-
tioned Department of Transpor-
tation and Department of
Environmental. Protection proj-
ects as among the first to be
thrown on the back burner.
In fact, on Nov. 19, Alice
Bravo from the DOT told the
County Commission that planned
refurbishment of the old Seven
Mile Bridge off Marathon is
being pushed back for at least
five years.
The bulk of DOT funding
comes from gas taxes based on a
fixed number of cents per gallon
and Bravo said declining con-
sumption has significantly low-
ered work program dollars.
On a similar note, state Rep.


Ron Saunders said a promised
$200 million from the state to
construct sewers in Monroe
County is at risk.
As if state budget concerns
weren't enough, in October,
McPherson advised the Key West
City Commission to look for a
downturn in tourism revenue and
called for establishing an eco-
nomic revisioning committee to
identify' alternative economic
engines for the Keys.
"There's not a whole lot we
can do, but we can prepare for it
[revenue decreases]," McPherson
said. "Our eggs are in one basket,
and that basket being tourism.
Our general fund can be directly
affected unless we strategically
look at alternatives."
Plans to set up the committee
are still in the early stages, but
McPherson said he and city hous-
ing coordinator Paul Clayton are
regularly conferring on the matter.


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Wednesday, November 26,2008 13


Sewer


debris


sells

D'Asign Source
buys some of
the trench dirt
Keynoter Staff

What's become known as
Mount Marathon has gotten a lit-
tle smaller, at least temporarily.
The huge mound of fenced-in
dirt at mile marker 49 bayside
was created by trenching for sew-
ers in what's known as Area 4 of
Marathon's citywide sewer proj-
ect. With storage space running
out, the city is trucking the use-
less portion of it out of county and
selling most of the rest for use as
fill and not for dirt cheap.
D'Asign Source, a Marathon-
based home and landscape design
firm and builder, has bought
15,000 cubic yards of the clean
portion of the pile for $120,000,
based on a bid of $8 per cubic
yard.
"The city pays for the trucking
but it's in our contract with [sewer
contractor] Globetec that they get
rid of it," City Manager Clyde
Burnett said. "We have to deliver
it somewhere on Crawl Key."
What D'Asign Source hasn't
bought is some 3,000 to 4,000
cubic yards of non-clean fill.
Globetec has "been hauling
away the non-usable fill and get-
ting rid of it. Non-usable, that's
marl that can't be compacted,
non-usable for fill," Burnett said.
"The stuff that's usable for fill
has to be compactable so you can


What's become known as Mount Marathon is easily the
highest point in the Middle Keys. It was created from dirt
trenched for sewers.
build on it."
-But just because the dirt is ,
slowly being hauled away does-
n't mean Mbunt Marathon is
going anywhere anytime soon.
That's because work will soon
start on the sewer system's Area
3, which takes in the area by the
Marathon Community Park and
Guidance Clinic of the Middle
Keys. Since that's just down U.S.


D'Asign
Source has
bought 15,000
cubic yards of
the clean fill
for $120,000.

1 from Mount Marathon, it
makes sense to continue using
the current-dirt storage site,
Burnett said.
He said D'Asign Source has
expressed interest in buying the
clean fill from Area 3 but since
the bid specifications for the fill
from Area 4 were specific to Area
4, another bid document might
have to be issued.


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Technology may be harm-
ing Ftorida Bay inore than
helping, backcountry experts
say.
"Now people buy a GPS
before they buy a push pole,"
said longtime flats guide Hank
Brown. "They think it makes
you an expert on Florida Bay."
The GPS (global position-
ing system) now commonly
found on many boat gives
newcomers to the bay's shal-
low waters false confidence,
guides said during a Nov. 18
workshop on Everglades
restoration.
One of the topics raised at
the Tavernier event, sponsored
by the Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary's Advisory
Council, was the status of an
update to the.general manage-
ment plan for Everglades
NatTonal Park.
The plan could include
sweeping changes to boating
regulations for Florida Bay,
most of which is within park
boundaries.
Now it appears revised
alternatives for Florida Bay
will be released for review and


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comment in early 2009. A sci-
ence report is expected to be
released in December.
"They certainly have been
taking their time," said
Islamorada resident Jim Trice,
who spearheaded writing an
alternative Florida Bay plan
endorsed by many groups
throughout Monroe County.
Professional guides and
recreational anglers fear that
rules intended td protect shal-
low grass flats from propeller
scarring could ban motorized
boats from large areas of
Florida Bay.
"There is serious scarring
being done out there,"-Jerry
Lorenz of the National
Audubon Society's Research
Center in Tavernier said. "It's
become desperate. We need to
do something baywide."
Everglades park managers
tend to agree, but draft alter-
natives released in mid-2007
encountered strong opposi-
tion. The most extreme of
those suggested banning boat
motors in large sections of
Florida Bay, and in waters less
than 3 feet deep.
"We got a lot of important
feedback" during the 2007
review, said Fred Herling,
supervising planner at
Everglades National Park.
"That all figured very strongly
in our analysis. When the new
alternatives are released, I


think people will see how we
incorporated some of the
ideas."
Guides contend that most
of the bay-bottom damage is
caused by inexperienced
boaters racing through the bay
on oversized vessels, follow-
ing a path laid out by the elec-
tronic GPS navigation system.
But the GPS often is not
accurate enough to chart
Florida Bay's narrow and
twisting channels, speakers
said.
"Big boats leave big scars,"
said Dave Boerner, an
Islamorada Village Council
member and avid fisherman.
While on a low-altitude
flight over the bay, Boerner
recounted seeing a boater stop
in a channel.
"You could see the guy
looking at his GPS, then he hit
the gas," Boerner said, "and
he went right outside the chan-
nel."
"There are more morons
out there," said Tad Burke,
commodore of the Florida
Keys Fishing Guides
Association. "They write a
check for a boat that [manu-
facturers] tell them will go
anywhere and they believe it."
"We do not encourage GPS
use" in the bay, said Rob Clift
of the National Parks
Conservation Association.
"Some of the most important
equipment out there is your
eyes and a pair of polarized
sunglasses."
Brown said he knows well-
intentioned boaters who "look
at the GPS and then go hell-
bent where it tells you to go.
They bust out of the channel
and leave prop scars a half-
mile long."
Some type of mandatory
boating education for bay
users or limits on boat size
have been suggested.
Trice said he is concerned
the park may propose "even
more draconian measures."
"There's a massive group
of people out there who don't
want any changes," he said.
"If you want to move them
toward some type of new pro-
tection, you have to think big
but start small, or you're not
going to get anywhere."


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Island gets

spruced up


State money
helps to fund
city. project
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


The city of Marathon on
Saturday started to clean up
40 acres of Grassy Key land
purchased with state Florida
Forever money.
The state Legislature allo-
cated $300, million to Florida
Forever.this year, funding nor-
mally used to purchase envi-
ronmentally sensitive land.
The Grassy Key
Restoration Project kicked off
over the weekend as volun-
teers cleaned the corner of
Guava Avenue and Morton
Street of invasive exotic
species and.trash. The corner
is a major intersection on the
island.
City Manager Clyde
Burnett said Land Steward
Patti Childress secured. a
$20,000 grant from the
Department of Environmental
Protection's Florida Coastal
Management Program to help
repair damage to the property.
The city will match that


money with donations, volun-
teer time and cash.
"In the agreement, the city
said it would manage the
property and it has a lot of
invasive exotics and things
like that," Burnett said.
City Planning Director
George Garrett said Florida
Forever targets lands for
either conservation or recre-
ation.
"For the most part, within
.the city of Marathon, it's wet-
,lands that are undevelopable
or maybe higher quality ham-
mock that are in pretty good
shape," Garrett said, pointing
out similar parcels on Boot
Key and along Sombrero
Beach Road.
Volunteers from Gonzalez
Brothers Landscaping,
Discount Dumpsters and
Ernest Rhodes Plumbing,
along with neighborhood resi-
dents Chris Sutton and Fred
Schubach, participated in the
cleanup.
For more information or to
volunteer in a future cleanup,
contact Childress at 289-4110,
or via e-mail at childressp@
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Another judge rules
gay adoption is OK

A Miami-Dade circuit. judge
Tuesday declared Florida's 30-
year-old ban on gay adoption
unconstitutional, allowing a North
Miami man to adopt two foster
kids he has raised since 2004.
In a 53-page order that sets the
stage for what could become a
constitutional showdown, Circuit
Judge Cindy Lederman permitted
47-year-old Frank Gill to adopt
the 4- and 8-year-old boys he and
his partner have raised since just
before Christmas four years ago.


A child abuse investigator had
asked Gill to care for the boys
temporarily; they were never able
to return to their birth parents.
SMoments after Lederman
released the ruling, attorneys for
Florida Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced they would
appeal the decision to the Third
District Court of Appeal in Miami.
In August, Monroe Circuit
Judge David John Audlin Jr.
allowed a gay Key West man to
adopt a foster child. Audlin wrote
that Florida's 1977 gay adoption
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OBITUARIES / From 16

Ray; and five grandchildren
A memorial service will be
held at St Columbo Episcopal
Church. 451 52rid St. ba/side
Marathon at 3 p.m. Saturday.
with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations can be
made to the family

Leona Muse
L e r ri a
Leona
May Muse, a
48-- ear resi-
dent at Big
Pine Key
died peace-
fully on Nov.
23.
Mrs Muse
was born
MUSE Dec. 22,
.E926 She
managed the Old Wooden
Bridge Fishing Camp for 30 years
working for her fiend, Jim Oettle
of Big Pine Key
She was preceded in death
Dy her huDarnd, Clyde F. Muse Jr
She is survived by her children
Margaret (Cookie) Kretschnmaan
and fiance Fred Payne of
Southgate, Mich: ClIae (Bulcn)
Muse and wife Claudia of
Pickenngton, Onro, and Pamela
Show and husband David of Big
Prie.Key: brother Les Sin-coy and


Wednesday, November 26,2008 17


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wife and his rMarge of Newavgo
Mich grandchildren Pom
Garske Kim Muse-Lange. Clvae
(Kip) Muse. Stephanie Muj:e and
Amando Show Rivera. and eight
great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Muse's final resting place
will be at Mernoril Garden.
Cemetery on Big Pine Ke/
Memorial donations can be
made to the Kes v'. lirrd
Community Churchi. 100 Count,r
Road. Big Pine Ke-. FL 33013

Gertrude Solawetz
Gertrude L Solawetz, 80. or
Ball Ground, Go, and formerly
of Marathon. died Nov 19
She was a hornernaker and a
member of Our Lady or
LaSalette Catholic Church.
Survivors include sons Kevin J.
Carey, Michael C. Carey.
Thomas E. Carey, Timothv P
Carey and Edward J Carey:
daughters Theresa Bobbitt,
Helen L. Lease, Cathleen A.
MacLean and Elleen J. Lojas
brother Edwin Hibbs, sisters
Henrietta Hibbs and Loretto
Copley 25 grandchildren four
great-grandchildrenr and sever-
al niece; and nephews
A funeral ser'vic.e .cas held
Nov. 22 at Our Lad,' or LaSolette
Catholic Church with Father
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KEYNOTER


Keys Business


Keys briefs


Islamorada publishes
gift booklet

For the fourth consecutive
Sear local shops in
Islamorada are producing a
gift idea booklet to help
shoppers come up w ith the
perfect gift for people on
their list. The gift booklet.
produced by sponsors and
volunteerss at no cost to store
on ners. began in 2005. to
help local businesses after
Hurricane Wilma. A Web site
has also been set up, www
.IslamoradaShopping
.com. to show shoppers
- what theN can find at
Islamorada stores. And to
add e'en greater interest to
the-shopping program this
Near. the inaugural Bonefish
Bob Memonal Scavenger
Hunt has been added in
honor of'a longtime
Islamorada resident. The
scavenger hunt w ill start
Fnday and continue through
Dec. 14. Shoppers can pick
up a hst of participanng
stores at the Islamorada
Chamber of Conmmerce or
any of the retail shops in
tow n If you find the items in
any of the stores from the
clue. your name goes into a
draw ing for that item
There's a party from 5-7
p.m Dec. 16 at On the
Bncks cafe, at mile marker
S1.6 oceanside, to announce
the %w winners.

New vice president
at First State

Lori Badey has been pro-
moted to \ice.president of
First State Bank of the
SFlorida Keys. Bailey has
been \% Ith First State Bank
for two \ears and has 23
\ears of banking experience.
She \was previously a com-
mercial and residential loan
officer at First State. Bailey
is part of the Islamorada
Chamber of Commerce
Ambassadors' Commiutee
and is also a member of the
Women's Council of
Realtors She lives in
SIslamorada.


Lynn Dicken of.
Chesapeake '.
Resort in
Islamorada
and Harold
Wheeler,
director of the .
Monroe
County Tourist
Development
Council, were ,
in London -
Nov. 10 atthe *
World Travel
Market. This
was Wheeler's .-
10th year A
attending the A- :
trade show,
one of the
biggest of its
kind in the y
world.


Europe: We're still coming


By MARGARET MENGE
mmenge@keynoter.com


There were more Europeans
visiting the Keys this past sum-
mer than ever before, according
to reports from hotel managers
and other businesses, and the
Tourist Development Council
went to Europe this month to
coax them to come back.
Harold Wheeler, director of
the TDC, was at the World Travel
Market in London from Nov. 10-
13 with TDC sales director
Stacey Mitchell and TDC sales
manager Yves Vrielynck, who
speaks five languages. Arid
Wheeler and Mitchell went on to
Italy after that to a travel trade
show called Showcase USA to
sell the Keys to the Italians.
"We did the show last year
and-it was in Florence and we got
a very large increase in Italians in
August," says Wheeler. "That's
the reason we went back and did
the show again."
The TDC, says Wheeler, was
assured that Europeans would be
coming back to the Keys in 2009,
no matter the condition of the
European economy or the
exchange rate come August,
when most Europeans get a
- month off work.
"They say they're going to
take holidays no matter what,"
says Wheeler, adding that tour
operators who visited the trade
shows explained that for
Europeans, taking big vacations
is partly a matter of pride.


At the World Travel Market in
London, the TDC handed out
materials from a booth, and also
had scheduled appointments with
tour operators, who do package
deals for clients. "They were
happy with the elections in the
U.S.," says Wheeler. "And also
with a relaxation and a better
understanding of the homeland
security issue."
SAfter Canada, Great Britain is
the biggest source of tourists to
the Florida Keys, followed by
Germany.
At Showcase USA in Verona,
Italy, Wheeler and Mitchell of the
TDC did back-to-back meetings
with travel professionals. John
Underwood of Tinsley


Advertising, who was also on the
trip, was able to communicate
with those who didn't speak
English. He spoke Spanish, and
they responded in Italian, accord-
ing to Wheeler.
But it wasn't all meetings.
The organizers of Showcase
USA gave a presentation to all
those in attendance on what
Italian travelers are looking for
when they take their vacations.
The big emphasis this year was
on value getting the most for
money spent.
Wheeler says another benefit
of the trip was meeting with the
European sales agency and the
European PR agency contracted
to work the European market for
the TDC. Both are based in
London.


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Mike Kirchhoff and- Mary
Zecca. along with husband
Dennis Zecca, have
re-opened the Chevron
station in Tavernier.

Tavernier

Chevron
Mile marker 92

LiUpper Kess residents and
visitors lost a frequent gas
and food stop hen the
Tavernier Che\ ron closed
earlier this ear.
But the business has
reopened cleaner, more fully
stocked and friendlier under
the management of a tanuly
ot locals w\ho want to cater
specifically to locals
-"We've invested a lot in
this store, and %we keep in\est-
ing for our customers." said
Marn Zecca, who along with
husband Denrus Zecca and
partner Nble Kirchhoff leased
the McKenzie Petroleum-
owned station in August
Kirchhoff is a Coast
Guard officer at the
Islamorada station. w here
Dennis Zecca also served
until he retired a tfe years
ago. Marn Zecca is a tull-
time Realtor.
The new o\ ners saud there
w as plenrt of opporrunir) to
grow\ the business e\en in a
down economy by updating
the gas pumps. expanding
their product line and, in the
future, instalhng a full dell
counter for meals on the go.
"We listen to our cus-
tomers." Kirchhotf said. "If
they ask for something \we
don't earrn. \e'll find it and
bring it in."
The station is near mile
marker 92 on the bi\ side.
Hours aje 6 a m.-9 p.m.
Sunday to Thursday and 6
a m -10 p.m. Friday to
Saturday.


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Keys Living


Keys briefs


Sunday concert
helps Grace Jones

The third annual
Thanksgiving Weekend End
of Hurricane Season John
Bartus Birthday Concert takes
the stage at the Marathon
Community Park's amphithe-
ater at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Marathon Rotary Club
will offer a %arieth of beter-
ages as \\ell as homemade
pasta and meaiball and Italian
sausage subs. Proceeds from
- sales go to the Grace Jones
Day Care Center.
Admission is free. but
those attending are asked to
bring canned goods to help
restock the food banks of
Keys Area Interdenomina-
tional Resources and the
Salvation Armn
Performers include Bartus,
Storm Watch. Adrienne from
InJade and Leigha Fox. \ ho
acts as emcee Musicians
from the Communitr United
Methodist Church's J.AM.
Program l ill kick off the day.

Help brighten
Keys kids' holidays

Monroe Counrt Sheriff's
Office employ ees ha e begun
their \earl\ effort to collect
to\s for needy kids in the
Key s this Christmas season.
They've named their
effort Toiz for Ke z Kidz
and are collecting
unn' rapped ne%\ to s and
monetary donations. The
donations and toys can be
dropped off at Sheriff's
Office substations on Cudjoe
Ke\. in Marathon.
Islamorada;and Plantation
Key, as well as Sheriff's
Office headquarters on Stock
Island.

Free spay, neuter
clinic is Dec. 2

The next free spay and
neuter clinic at the Key
Largo Animal Shelter is -
planned for Dec. 2. To make
an appointment, call Marsha
at 451-0088.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008
KEYNOTER


Holidays are


officially here


ICS festival
1st to kick off
the season

You know the holidays are
here when Island Christian
School stages its annual
Christmas Festival and Auction
in Islamorada.
This year's fest, the 31st annu-


al, was on Saturday and included
all the usual trappings Santa,
Mrs. Claus, an all-you-can-eat
breakfast prepared by the Upper
Keys Rotary, arts and crafts ven-
dors, baked goods, carnival rides
and games, and entertainment all
day long.
School officials expect that
when the accounting is all said
and done, the fest will have
raised more than $50,000.


Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOW
Kirsten Tangen and Jenny O'Toole of Marathon (above) hang
ornaments for sale at a Relay for Life booth. The Relay is an
annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Meanwhile
kids enjoy an array of rides, including the big slide.


Maxwell Potter
(above) of Lower
Matecumbe Key
quickly scales the
rock-climb wall
while Sydney Jones
(left) of Islamorada
gets a hand from
granddad Randy
Bohnstedt at a
ball toss at.






20 Wednesday, November 26,2008


Keys briefs


Cook some chili
for the Xena Fund
The Xena Fund, in association
with, Bobby's Monkey Bar, 900


Simonton St., Key West, hosts a
chili cook-off Sunday.
.Chefs, both professional and
amateur, are requested can regis-
ter ($10 fee) before the event by
filling out a registration form that


can be obtained at Bobby's. And
for just $5, anyone can sample all
of the entries and vote for their
favorite chili. As this is the Keys,
additional votes can be purchased
for only $1, which means you can


ART FESTIVAL


THIS WEEKEND

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

November 28, 29 & 30


City Events Field, MM 52

98th St.-99th St.. Marathon


SPONSORED BY:


Florida Keys
Art Guild


The
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The members of the Florida Keys Art Guild would like to express their gratitude and
thanks to the City of Marathon, Fl and especially Donna Cofano for all their help in
making our shows possible. Without their help, art in the Middle Keys would not be
alive and well. Thanks again from the Guild and Tom Tyma for all your kindness.


legally stuff the ballot box.
The two winners, one in each
chef category, will be determined
by a panel of judges in addition to
the'votes cast by those attending.
Silent auction items will also be
available for bidding.
The Xena Fund provides vet-
erinary help for those who have
emergency circumstances that
make it unable for them to afford
the veterinary help, and pays for
annual veterinary visits and shots
for anyone living on a fixed.
income.

Toss a turkey
into the ocean
The Ocean Key Resort at 0
Duval St., Key West, is tossing
turkeys.
Specifically from 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday Thanksgiving Day
the resort hosts what it calls a
Turkey Shoot during which
everyone gets to flip the bird by
heaving a turkey off/the Sunset
Pier into the ocean.
Accuracy is the key get
your turkey through the floating
hoop and win prizes. Cornish
-game hens will be available for
those with trouble handling a
Butterball. There are men's,
women's and kids' divisions dur-
ing the free events.

Senior center
seeks volunteers
The Marathon Senior Center
is looking for men and women
with business and human servic-
es experience to learn how to
participate in Senior Center
activities both as a recipient and
volunteer, and to serve on the
center's board and committees.
The center's annual meeting
is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the cen-
ter at 535 33rd St. bayside. For
more information, call Lauren
Spinelli at 743-6538,

Pops in the Park
set for Saturday
The Keys Community
Concert Band performs a free
concert at the TIB Bank of the
Keys Amphitheater in Founders
Park, Jslamorada, at 4 p.m.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair
to enjoy the free Pops in the Park
concert. The concert will have a
patriotic theme.


Keys Living


Keynoter


St. Peter hosts
Santa and his elves
The St. Peter Catholic
Church Ladies Guild is host-
ing brunch with Santa and his
elves Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. The church is at mile
marker 31.3, Big Pine Key.
Cost is $5 to have pictures
taken with Sanita; bring your
cameras. Brunch is by reserva-
tions only, which must be
made by Dec: 3. Call 872-
2537.

Tavernier Elks
holding an auction
Tavernier Elks Lodge 1872
is having an auction Dec. 3 to
raise money for local chari-
ties. The preview is at 3 p.m.
and the auction begins at 5.
The public is invited to
drop off its unwanted items in
advance, though you must reg-
ister first. Call the lodge at
852-1872.
Items to be sold must be in
good, clean and working con-
dition; the auctioneer reserves
the right to reject any item for
the sale based on condition.
The seller pays the Elks a 30
percent fee of the sale price;
the seller gets 70 percent..

City lights tree
at Bayview Park
The annual Key West tree-
lighting ceremony is set for 6
p.m. Dec. 1 at Bayview Park.
Santa will be there, along the
Key West High School Band
providing music of the season.

Mmm! Build a
gingerbread house
The Key West Oldest House
Museum and Wesley House
Family Services are planning
to build gingerbread houses
Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Oldest House, 322
Duval St.
The Old Island Restoration
Foundation is supplying gin-
gerbread, icing, holiday music
and refreshments. You bring
edible house-building goodies
to share and swap. To find out
more, call Michael Driscoll. _







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HOLIDAY FOOD .
DRIVE: More than 65 .
boxes of food, .
including several
turkeys, have been "-
collected in a
Thanksgiving food ,IC
drive sponsored by
Plantation Key
School's Student
Council. A local
food bank will '
distribute the food.
Two classes will i
-receive a free
trip on the 'Key
Largo Princess' 1. -.
glass-bottom boat -
for their top efforts, 4
while other classes --.
receive free pizza. ..2..

Keys briefs


Hurricane BBQs
for Heron-Peacock
The Hurricane Grill in
Marathon is the site of a
fundraiser Friday for Heron-
Peacock Assisted Living, which
provides housing for mentally ill
adults in Key West and
Marathon. The barbecue is from
2 to 6 p.m. and costs $5, and
includes entertainment including
Dave Scott and Tommy Tunes.

Santa arrives in
Marathon Sunday
Santa Claus will be at the
Marathon Community Park
Sunday to take photos with kids
who've been good the past year.
The event starts with arts and
crafts at 5. p.m. Then at 5:30,
musical group Island Harmony
will perform. Santa'is scheduled
to arrive at 6 p.m. with gifts
for the. children. The free
event includes hot chocolate and
cookies.

Santa rides in
with Lions Club~
Santa Claus is coming to
Marathon Friday, hosted by the
Marathon Lions Club.
His parade will start at 10
a.m. from the Stuffed Pig going
south to Lencho's Restaurant,
then north to the Key Colony
Beach causeway, then back to
the Winn-Dixie parking lot by
2:30 p.m. When he stops, those


who like sweets will. find holi-
day cookies made at Leigh
Ann's Coffee House and enough
candy canes to even make your
dentist shutter.
Then on Saturday, the Lions
open their Christmas tree sale -
but get there early because they
go fast. Same with wreaths made
by the Boy Scouts, sold from the
same location.

Tree of Hope
lighted Monday
Following the World AIDS
Day service at the AIDS
Memorial in Key West Monday,
La Te Da on Duval Street will
present the 17th annual Tree of
Hope event beginning at 7 p.m.
More than 120 angel bears
will hang from a Christmas tree


decorated with more than 10,000
lights. The bears come in two
sizes and will be on sale for $15
and $25 apiece. Guests who pur-
chase the bears will be given a
card to fill out with a personal
message. In turn, the card will be
put on the tree in their bear's
place.
Fantasy Fest King Timothy
Brown and Queen Kate Miano
will emcee the event, beginning
with a tree lighting by Mark
Barauck and Robert Walker,
executive director of AIDS Help
Following the lighting, partici-
pants can join in singing "Silent
Night."
Proceeds from the Tree of
Hope help support the work of
AIDS Help throughout the Keys,
including community education
to reduce the impact of HIV.


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Sat., Dec. 6th 11 am
Will be held on site at
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Directions: MM 103 to Transylvania Ave. Oceanside.
(Next to Hide Out restaurant).
A 4bdrm/4.5ba floating home w/ Transient Rental Lic.
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three 1/1 rentals. Over 2,800 sq. ft.
Call for a free brochure 305-743-3377
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the bell at www.salvationarmy Course offered
keys.org. Or call 684-0577. to senior drivers


Reef Relief
auction ongoing

The annual online holiday
auction for the key West-based
Reef Relief has raised $10,000
since it started Nov. 1, and more
than 550 bids have been
received.
The'auction, which runs until
Dec. 15, includes such things as
getaways, ocean adventures, spa
experiences and more. Go to
www.reefrelief.org.

Man red kettles
for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in the
Keys is recruiting volunteer bell
ringers to help raise money
needed to help those less fortu-
nate at Christmas and year-
round.
Anyone can join this volun-
teer army by committing as few
as two hours. Some groups have
committed to as much as one
week at one "red kettle" loca-
tion.
To volunteer at any location
throughout the Keys, click on


The Marathon Senior Center-
and AARP are offering a driver-
safety course or seniors Dec. 10
and 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the
center, 535 33rd St. in Marathon.
AARP developed the course
to help drivers 50 and older
improve their driving skills and
avoid accidents. It covers age-
related physical changes in per-
ception and reaction time, rules
of the road and local driving
problems.
The cost is $10 per person,
which covers course materials.
For more information, call 743-
4008 between 1 and 4 p.m.


SPOTTSWOOD HONOREES: Winners of the 2009 Florence
Spottswood Humanitarian Awards, given to those who give
outstanding service to the American Red Cross in the Keys,
are Edward Knight, Lynn Kaufelt, Frank Romano and Joe
Liszka. Kaufelt was named the overall Spottswood honoree
while the other three are being honored for lifetime
achievement. The awards dinner dance is Jan. 31 at the
Beachside Resort and Conference Center in Key West. For
reservations call Betsy Dietz at 292-1145.


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Spa donates some
proceeds to charity

The Spa Teire at the Ocean
Key Resort at 0 Duval St., Key
West, hosts "Bubbles, Baubles
and Bows," a Dec. 3 event that
encourages you to pamper your-
self as you give to others.
There will complimentary
champagne and 15 percent dis-
counts on shopping, among
other things. A portion of the
evening's proceeds will benefit
Wesley House Family Services,
a Keys nonprofit agency.
For specifics, call 295-7018.








Keys Sports & Outdoors


Keys briefs


Ratcliff signs
with UM baseball

Key West High School
senior Frankie Ratcliff has
signed to play baseball at
the .University of Miami.
Ratcliff, who hit .478 and
had an on-base percentage
of .596 last season as a sec-
ond baseman, is expected to
play shortstop for the 2009
Conchs.
UM has been to 22 of the
past 33 College World
Series.

Middle-schoolers
play team tennis

The first meeting for
middle school tennis players
at the Key Largo
Community Park under the
direction of the YMCA is
set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec.
12. Actual team pla. \ ill
sian in Janlar)l.
For more information,
call Bob Sassano at 942-
1674 or Debbie Williams at
394-7409.

Dragonboats
welcome comers

The Florida Keys Dragon
Boat Club, which hopes to
bring hundreds of racers to
Marathon for a large May
competition; has been prac-
ticing in the Lower Keys,
and all comers are welcome.
Dragonboat racing
involves paddlers, steerers
and a drummer to keep the
timing for a crew of 20. To
show people what it's like.
club members have invited
the public aboard their boat
to get an idea of l hatthe
sport's like.
Club members paddle
every Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
from the docks of Parrotdise
Restaurant Bar & Grill on
Little Torch Key:
Karen Bowers is organiz-
ing the Marathon race but
the club contact is John
Duke. Call 304-5100 or go
to www.floridakeysdrag
onboat.com.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008 T
KEYNOTER


McCoy is 8th in state


By KEVIN WADLOW,
DICK WAGNER and
RYAN McCARTHY


It was a mixed bag for Florida
Keys cross country runners
Saturday when they hit the 5K
course at Little Everglades Ranch
in Dade City, between Tampa and
Orlando.

Joanna McCoy.
Not long after closing the


Menez


scores 4


in victory


Soccer girls
beat Rockledge,
the boys tie
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

A long trip up the coast ended
on a high note Monday night at
Rockledge for both the Key West
High School girls and boys soc-
cer teams.
Krizzie Menez scored four
goals, including the game win-
ner, as the girls team won, 6-5.
The Conch boys tied their highly
regarded opponent, 3-3, with
Rennie Disrud-Joris, Phillip
Young and Zach Harden scoring
for Key West.
For the girls, the Rockledge
victory came after shutout losses
Friday night at Jensen Beach (4-
0) and Saturday at Merritt Island
(8-0), and improved the Conchs'
record to 4-5-1.
"They thought they were
going to stomp us," coach Scott
Paul said of Rockledge. "It was
mean and physical."
Freshman Kendall Galvan
had three assists and a goal, and
Robyn DeRoche scored the other
goal.
"This was exactly what we
needed, to know that we can suc-


See SOCCER / 24


Conch Hardin and Dolphin Wonderlin
also travel to championship


cross-country season as one of the
fastest girls in state Class 2A,
Coral Shores freshman Joanna
McCoy made a vow: Train harder.
McCoy finished in eighth
place at the elite state meet, where
179 top-qaliber girls runners ran.
"I'm pretty happy," McCoy


said later, "but I was leading for
the first two miles. I've got to
learn to finish the third mile. I'm
going to train more."
McCoy already runs about 50
miles in a normal training week.
"I'll probably get up to around 60
miles," she said.
On the 3.1-mile course on a
riding trail at Little Everglades


Ranch, McCoy ran an 18-minute,
46-second time.
The state 2A winner, Pope
John Paul sophomore Stephanie
Schappert, ran an 18:10.
Immokalee senior Joane Pierre.=
(18:13) was second at the state
meet. Four runners from the
Jacksonville area finished third
through sixth. Carrie Davis, a
Gulliver Prep eighth-grader,
edged McCoy by a second at the
See RUNNERS / 25


MID-AIR DUEL: Coral
Shores defender
Rigoberto 'Kiki'
Jauregui (23) battles
a Gulliver Prep player
for the ball as the .
Hurricanes fall in a 7-0
decision to the
unbeaten Raiders on
Friday. The soccer
Canes return from
Thanksgiving break
with a 4 p.m. Tuesday
home game against
Archbishop Carroll.
Keynoter photo by
KEVIN WADLOW


Fins split the preseason


They win OT
then fall in
second contest
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccartfiy@keynoter.com

The Marathon High School
boys basketball team never
seems to want its first games to
end.
For the third consecutive
year, the boys needed overtime
to decide their first game. The
Dolphins defeated Archbishop
Curley High School, 86-85, in
double overtime Friday at a pre-


season tournament hosted by
district rival Westminster
Christian School.
Marathon dropped its second
game Saturday against
Champagnat Catholic School,
70-64.
Coach Kevin Freeman said
he was pleased with the boys'
effort, especially since half the
team just finished playing foot-
ball and isn't in game shape yet.
"We need to work on con-
trolling the ball; we had 21
turnovers and that's not going
to win you any games,"
Freeman said. "Once we get our


legs under us for a whole game,
we'll be fine."
The Dolphins came out fir-
ing Friday and led the Knights
18-8 after the first quarter.
Sophomore Nate Kitchen
scored eight points on pull-up
jump shots off the dribble to
lead the'Dolphins'*early charge.
"It was smooth. You could
tell he's been working on that,"
Freeman said. Kitchen finished
with 19 points and four assists.
Junior Travis Leachman and
freshman Dwayne Ellis stepped
it up offensively in the second
quarter, Freeman said, as the

See BASKETBALL/ 24






Keys Sports & Outdoors


Conchs 5th in wrestling


Boys are now 2-2-2


By DICK WAGNER
y. Keynoter Contributor _


Led by junior Paul
Leatherwood, who won the 215-
pound class, the Key West High
School wrestling team finished
fifth among 13 teams at last
Saturday's season-opening
"Golden Gate Invitational in
Naples.
"He was a big surprise," coach
John Moeller said of
Leatherwood, who pinned Jason
Speights of Ida Baker. "He made
me a believer he should be a
state qualifier."
Facing what Moeller
described as a "real monster,"
Leatherwood wasn't intimidated-


by Speights' chiseled, tattooed
body. "Paul had the technique to
beat him," Moeller said.
After employing what Moeller
described as the "prettiest shrug,"
Leatherwood got behind Speights
and took him down.
Conch junior Lou Wada fin-
ished second in the 140-pound
class, losing to James Ford of
Port Charlotte. "He didn't pre-
pare himself," Moeller said.
"You've got to be psyched in a
final match. He realized after-
ward that he could have been the
champion."
Two Conchs" 135-pound
senior Ben Covan and 103-pound
sophomore Clayton Parker -
each came in third.


"Ben should have won, but he
learned that you can't wrestle
sloppily," Moeller said. Civan
lost in overtime when he was
taken down after a failed lateral
drop.
Parker made an impressive
varsity debut, using techniques
he learned from assistant coach
Chaz Jimenez in Jimenez's
Police Athletic League wrestling
club.
Of the football players new to
the team, Cory McCain (171
pounds) and Kevin Flores (145)
both won a match.
,The Conchs will next wrestle
at 8 a.m. Dec. 6 in an invitational
tournament at the Bobby
Menendez Gym.


SOCCER / From 23

ceed against a faster and
stronger team skill-wise," Paul
said.
The Key West boys team had
opened the trip with a 7-1 loss
Friday night at Jensen Beach
and a 1-1 tie Saturday at Merritt


Ellis leads

BASKETBALL / From 23

Dolphins took a 33-17 lead
into the half. Leachman fin-
ished with 15 points and 22


Island.
"We could not have tried to
find better competition," said
coach Jason Clifford, whose
team is 2-2-2. "We did nothing
exceptional in the three games
- we worked hard, never quit
and maintained our discipline
on the field."



scoring

rebounds, while Ellis had 27
points and 11 rebounds.
"We had a couple defensive
lapses where we forgot to talk
or switch, but other than that
we were playing well and
went into the locker room con-
fident," Freeman said.
But Freeman said the team
got tired in the second half and
slowly allowed the Knights
back into the game. At the end
of the third quarter, the
Dolphins' lead had dwindled
to seven, 50-43.
"The lone bright spot in the
third quarter: Dwayne had two
dunks. One was right over the
top of a defender," Freeman
said. "That got us fired up a
little bit."
The Knights stepped up
their defensive pressure in the
final quarter, harassing the
Dolphins into 12 turnovers
and outscoring them 24-17 to
tie the game at the end of reg-
ulation.
Junior A.J. Freeman made
two clutch free throws to get
the game to the tie, 67-67.
Freeman said both squads
appeared gassed as they traded
baskets in the first overtime.
Marathon held the lead late,
but allowed the Knights a last-
second putback off a missed
three to force a second over-
time.
Freeman .said the teams
again traded baskets, with
Marathon holding a one-point
lead after an Ellis lay up. The
Knights held on for a last shot
that bounced off the front of
the rim.
Ellis continued to play well
on Saturday, scoring 25 points
to lead an exhausted Dolphins
squad against Champagnat.
Marathon opens its regular
season Tuesday with a visit to
Keys rival Coral Shores High
School. The game is scheduled
to begin at 6:30 p.m.


r24 Wednesday, November 26,2008


Keynoter


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Florida (the "Board") hereby provides notice,
pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-
ad valorem assessments which may be levied throughout Monroe County, Florida, including the unincorporated
area of the County and within the boundaries of all municipalities within the County including the area known
as Key Haven, served by the Key Haven Utility Corporation and the Hawk's Cay Sub-District of the Conch
Key/Duck Key Wastewater Service District (subject to and as provided by section 9 of Chapter 76-441, Laws
of Florida, as amended), for the cost of providing for (a) identification of parcels, development of one or more
wastewater infrastructure and or service delivery plans, engineering, and cost estimation, and (b) acquisition,.
construction, administration and appurtenant costs of associated wastewater projects, management services and
facilities including the upgrading of existing plants to meet 2010 standards commencing for the Fiscal Year
2009-2010. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to preserve its right and option to use
the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a
public hearing to be held at 9:30 a.m., December 18, 2008, at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort Key West,
3990 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will
contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed
form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at
Administrative Offices of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida. All
interested persons are invited to attend. Adoption of such resolution shall not be deemed to commit or require
the Authority to impose any charge or assessment and the adoption of any such charges or assessments, if any,
will only be made after future consideration, notice and subsequent public hearing as provided by law.

In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of Directors with respect to any matter
relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding
may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based.

By Order of: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Keys Soorts & Outdoors


Wednesday, November 26,2008


Swim classic returning


RUNNERS / From 23

finish.
McCoy took the unofficial
Monroe County girls title before
winning the 16-team District 8-
2A meet. She was second at
regional, behind Schappert.

Zach Harden
Running at the state meet for
the first time, Key West High
School junior Zach Harden fin-
ished 80th among 180 runners in
17:12, the second-fastest time of
his career.
"He didn't have his best stuff
physically," said Key West coach
Terence White. "It was the first
time he raced in cold weather -
it was in the 40s at the start. I
should have had him do more of a
warm-up.
"He ran a good first mile, had
a hard time in the cold on the sec-
ond mile, but dug down and ran a
great third mile to finish in a
respectable time."
The race was won by
Jacksonville Bishop Kenny's
Michael Wallace in 15:19. Seven
other runners finished in the 15s.
"Amazing," White said. "The
sport of cross-country in Florida
is really flourishing."
Before the season, Harden said
he was hopeful of breaking Zack
Black's Key West record of
16:49. He came within 15 se6-
onds of that when he ran the
regional meet in 17:04.


White believes Harden can
attain the record and perhaps even
break into the 15s as a senior.
"He's so tough and driven, I
wouldn't cap anything on him,"
White said.. "He'll be really
focused over the summer and
keep improving."
White said Harden will likely
be pushed next season .by Justin
Hamilton and Aeschton Tomita,
who had good freshman seasons.

Kelsey Wonderlin
Marathon High School's
Kelsey Wonderlin ran one of her
best personal times in the Class
1A state championship cross-
country meet.
The sophomore finished in
22:50 to place 142nd among 179
of Florida's strongest runners.
The winning time in the Class 1A
race was 17:45.
"She wasn't upset; she was
happy with how she did," coach
Becky Winter said. "I think it was
a really good experience because
you realize how much competi-
tion is really out there."
Wonderlin earned a spot in
Saturday's race by turning in a
personal best time of 22:42 at the
Nov. 15 regional meet. That meet,
held at Westminster Academy in
Lauderdale Lakes, was on a
course that Winter said has been
rated the second most difficult in
South Florida.
Wonderlin has now competed
in the state meet in consecutive
years.


Some of the nation's finest
collegiate swimmers are slated to
vie for honors at an Orange Bowl
Festival event in Key Largo.
The fifth annual Orange Bowl
Swimming Classic is set for 10
a.m. Jan. 3 at the Jacobs Aquatic
Center, mile marker 99.6 ocean-
side in Key Largo.
The classic is the culmination
of a monthlong Orange Bowl
training session for collegiate
swimmers in the Keys. The
.sprint-style meet is expected to
feature 24 fast-paced swimming
events.


Eleven college teams
renowned for their athletic
prowess are scheduled to train in
Key Largo, including George
Mason University from-Fairfax,
Va.; University of Michigan
from Ann Aibor, Mich.; and
Duke University from Durham,
N.C. Each is already registered
to compete..
"This year's event is bigger
and more competitive than ever,
and it gives the Upper Keys- a
huge opportunity to be a part of
the festivities," said Jim Boilini,
event chairman, who also serves


on the board of directors -of
Upper Keys Community Pool
Inc., also known as the Jacobs
Aquatic Center.
"These teams return .year
after year because they feel wel-
come lere," Boilini said.
Admission-is free to watch
the competition.
An array of other events also
surrounds the 75th annual FedEx
Orange Bowl, schedule&for Jan.
1 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami-
Dade. For information about
these events, visit
www.orangebowl.org.


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aB 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
.. Phone: (305) 743-0033

CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Marathon City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at
5:30 p.m., at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway.

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider and establish a Special Taxing Unit for
parcels along Avenue K. The Special Taxing Unit will cover the costs to install Avenue K.
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Department located at 9805 Overseas Highway; Marathon, Florida, Monday through
Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such hearing or meeting,
one will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose that person may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; such record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

ADA Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance at the City Council hearing due to
disability should contact the City of Marathon at (305) 743-3000 at least two days prior


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
KEYNOTER


Keys Fishing


Keys briefs,
iN.*


Ladies' semi
starts Dec. 5

Noted flt fish
Sandy Moret n ill
"the celebrity speak
ninth annual Lad
Go Fishing' semi
De65 to 7 at Ho
Resort in slanmor
The seminar f
held in conjuncti
Florida's Fish an
Conservation Co
and presented b\
Outboards, kicks
welcome receptic
Holiday Isle front
Dec. 5. The semi
SHoliday Isle Dec
S7-'0 a.m. to 4-30
optional full da-
out of Whale Har
door is Dec 7 trh
.330 p.m., follow \
fillet demonsrrati
Serrunar topic
respected speaker
Offshore. Capt. C
hMrtler: Bottom,
Bradeen: Inshore
Mark Johnson. B
Lee La\erN: and
More.
After lunch an
until 4.30 p.m t
\ ill participate ir
hands-on session
-conser action tech
casting. net cast
r ing, gafiing gra
boat handlin. tra
mg. ball hoo ng
reeling against pr
The "fish" for
demonstration ab
against pressure
Editor Lany Kah
plans to play the
blackfin tuna.
Registration i
including instruc
equipment. meal.
-''goodv bag and r
full-da. fishing a
from charter boa
ing tackle and ba
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in addition. It's b
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Call t954 475
an e-mail to info
gofishing.com or
.ladiesletsgofis


inar


ing guru


Only turkeys aren't fishing


There's plenty
to be thankful
for on the water


Ibe among Turkey day is Thursday, a
kers at the time for family, feast, football
ies. Let' and a bunch of guys lounging
nar. set for around the living room after eat-
lida) Isle ing making noises that would
ada make Tim Allen very proud while
or \ omen. the ladies are stuck in the kitchen
on ith attempting to remove the remains
d Wildlife of the feast from platters and pots
mission (at least, that has been the stereo-
Mercury type for quite some time).
off \ nih a Ladies, I have an idea. You
)n at know that if the weather allows,
n 6 to 8 p m. your men will want to go fishing
nar is at sometime over the holiday week-
6 from end here in the Keys. Make them
p.m An a deal: They help clean up the
of fishing mess and you'll let them go fish-
-bor ne\t ing. And if they are really good,
)m 7 a m. to they can take the rest of the oys-
ed by a ter stuffing for chum.
on. I'll tell you what: If the fishing
s and the trends we've had recently hold
rs are up, they will definitely want to go
leorge fishing. We've had some of the
Capt. Skip) best mix the past week in most
.Capt. areas of the Keys waters, from
asics. Capt good action beyond the reef to hot
FlI Fishing. fishing on the reef along with a
wide variety of activity in Hawk
id running Channel. And all of this is just on
he omen the oceanside of the islands.
Sseeral Sailfish have been good for
s. such as anglers working the edge, particu-
niques. spin larly if a good color change devel-
ng, knot ops from 85 to 160 feet of water.
pefruits. This has also been a good area for
iiler back- a mix of tunas, particularly to the
going and west of Sombrero Light.
essure. Dolphin have returned some-
the in-pool what this past week in 400 to 550
out reeline feet of water along a cuirent rip
is Keot.'ve'r that has remained somewhat con-
n. \ ho sistent. This same region has
part of a been very good on the reef for
yellowtail and mutton snapper.
S$160. Some very nice grouper have
non. use of been caught along the deep edge
s. T-shirt, as well as upon the patch reefs
lore The here, too.
d\enrure And kingfish and mackerel
ts. % ith fish- have been showing more and
it provided, more, with a good number of
$55 to $330 kings reported about 5 to 7 miles
est to west of the light.
ne %eek In the channel, working the
5-9068. send humps and bumps has produced a
'ladieslets- variety of fish from lane, mutton,
go to www mangrove and yellowtail snapper
shing.com. to some very nice black grouper
and quite a few mackerel. The
- longer your chum line works, the


MACK
S ... ATTACH:
: ,- J The cool
.f" weather has
'~' started the
Spanish
mackerel to
4 really bite.
Nancy
Bennett
NOW' caught this
aboard Brian
Cone's
S'Contagious'
out of
,' ,Islamorada.
Used were,
1 0-pound
test and an
Sultra-light
A- spinner.


more you
seem to
bring in. A
few cobia
have been
reportedly
caught in
this area, as
well, the
past several
d s a days.
Our free
w. t f fishing
seminar
Dave Navarro this week
will focus
on working waters inside the reef,
which is something that is good
to know about with the winter
winds. These areas produce quite
a few fish if you know where and
how to fish them.
The free seminar will be
Sunday from 6 t6 8 p.m. at our
Marine Educational Center at 3740
Overseas Highway, across from
the Marathon Community Park.
Working toward the bay side
of the islands, don't pass up some
of the best nearshore action avail-
able. The bridge channels and
passes have been loaded with a
good number of snapper as well
as a wide variety of other species,
from jacks to grunts to porgy,
ladyfish, 'cudas, blue runners and
several exciting large sharks.
OK, now we are talking bay
fishing. This has been the one
area where you can take your


family and friends for great
action without finding out what
they had for breakfast. As long as
you bring plenty of good chum,
you'll surely be in for a good day
of activity. If you don't, at least
bring a good book so you won't
be bored.
We've seen quite a few trout
and redfish the past week, along
with several large schools of
mackerel, ladyfish and others.
Bluefish have been showing up in
good numbers, too.
But that's not all. Snapper
have been very good in both the
shallow waters as well- as the
deeper spots in the bay, along
with quite a few jacks of several
varieties. Houndfish, living up to
their name, have been thick in
most areas, exciting anglers for
that brief second thinking they
have a good fish on immediately
after casting.
Cobia have been showing up
in chum lines on a fairly regular
basis, particularly west of
Sprigger and Schooner banks.
It's all out there for you to take
advantage of. So enjoy your feast
and head out. If you can't wait
until after the holiday, we'll be
here throughout to bait you up.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler at 3740
Overseas Highway in Marathon
and captains the charter boat
'Dave's Dream.'


Dec.4 to 7:
Islamorada Sailfish
Tournament.
Islamorada. This compe-
tition 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
iournament.com or
write to P.O. Box 462.
Islamorada, FL 33036.
Dec. 12 to 14: Ninth
Annual Captain Don
Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic.
Islamorada. This all-
release tournament
offers anglers a chance
to pursue sailfish in
honor of Captain Don's
memory. Contact
Tammie Gurgiolo at 852-
9337, e-mail fishnbully
@msn.com or write to
PO. 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 jackpot
for catching and releas-
ing sailfish. Contact
Claire Williams at 664-
4735, visit www.theisla
moradafishingclub.com
or e-mail lishclubclaire@
bellsouth.net.
Dec. 19 to 21:
Islamorada Junior
Sailfish Tournament.
Islamorada. Now in its
44th year. the event
allows anglers up
through age 16 to target
sailfish. All anglers are to
receive trophies.
Contact Tammie
Gurgiolo at 852-9337,
e-mail fishnbully@
msn.com or write to P.O.
Box 432, Islamorada, FL
33036.

Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
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Pool Remodeling/Diamond Brite
Lic. Ins. CC# SPC1500
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Fiberglass & Concrete Pools
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Swimming Pool Maintenance
& Repairs. Schedule Before
Dec 1st & Receive 30% Discount!
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NEW

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Lic# CYC000002


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Tile Inslallation
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(305) 441-8685



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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*No. 1453600

IN THE CIRCUIT

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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I Miscellaneous


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

Request for Proposals

Community Health of South Florida, Inc., a
501 (C) (3) a non profit organization,, is
requesting proposals for cleaning / house-
keeping, maintenance facilities and landscap-
ing services for our Healthcare Center and
apartment located at Marathon, Florida. The
services must be provided six days a week,
Tuesday thru Saturday. The company or indi-
vidual must be insured and licensed by the
State of Florida.

If you are interested in submitting a service pro-
posal,' you can do so through fax at
305-254-4901 or email lalicea@hcnetwork.org.





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

GENERAL CIVIL
DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-CA-759-P

SPENCER C. SLATE,
Plaintiff,
vs.

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CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033
REQUEST FOR QLUALIFICA TIONS FOR
MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, IRRI G I ION, GENERAL
CONTRACTING, LANDSCAPING, I.A.NDSCAPE ARCHITECT( I.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT, UNDERGROUND CONTRACTORS,
SURVEYORS, SIGNAND PLUMBING SER\ ICES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the CITY OF
MARATHON, until 2:00 P.M., local time, Thursday, December 4, 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 furnishing professional
mechanical, electrical, irrigation, general contracting, landscaping, landscape architect,
heavy equipment, underground contractors, surveyors, sign and plumbing services for
miscellaneous City projects.
The City intends to retain multiple qualified firms under separate continuing service
agreements. No minimum amount of such Professional Services or compensation will
be assured to any of the firms so retained, and the City shall not be prevented in any
manner from retaining other finns at its sole discretion.
Prospective Proposers shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City
officials except as referenced in section B. of the Request FoirQualifications.
Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed
instructions as set forth in the contract documents. Bid packages may be picked up at
City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050. A bid package will be
available .,r in-p,.liIn at City Hall.
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.
The City of Marathon
City Manager Published Keynoter 11/01/08, 11/05/08, 11/12/08, 11/19/08 & 11/26/08


110
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HOLLIS I. CHAPPELL,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
HOLLIS I. CHAPPELL
(Last known address &
currentaddress
unknown)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a personal property
partition action pursuant
to F.S. 64.091 concern-
ing the following property
in Monroe County,
Florida:

One (1) 1983 thirty-sev-
en and one half (37.5)
foot fiberglass vessel
.named "Immersion"
with U.S.C.G. Certifi-
cate of Documentation
No.928557

has been filed against
you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to the complaint or peti-
tion on RICHARD E.
.WARNER, P.A., counsel
forthe Plaintiff, whose
address is 12221 Over-
seas Highway, Marathon
Florida, 33050, on or be-
forelhirty (30) days from
the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice and
file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on plain-
tiffs attorney gr immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default will be
entered against you for

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the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and.
the seal of this Court on
the 18th day of
September, 2008.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE
As clerk of this Court

By: Laura Vorhes
As Deputy Clerk

Publish
November12,19,26 De-
cember 3,2008.
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 2245400

NOTICE OF SPECIAL
BOCC MEETING
NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO.CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF
COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
Wednesday, December
8,2008, at 10:00 A.M., or
as soon thereafteras
maybe heard, at the
Marathon Government
Center, 2798 Overseas
Highway, MM 50, Mara-
thon, Monroe County,
Florida; a special meet-
ing of the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of
Monroe County,.Florida
will be held to consider
the adoption of the follow-
ing proposed County
Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS
OF MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CREATING
A NEW ARTICLE IN
THE EMERGENCYAND
NONEMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES
CHAPTER OF THE
COUNTY CODE TWO
NEW SECTIONS, PRO-
VIDING FOR THE ES-
TABLISHMENTOF
TWO MUNICIPAL SER-
VICE TAXING UNITS
FORTHE PURPOSES
OF PROVIDING EMER-
GENCY AIR TRANS-
PORT; PROVIDING
FOR THE REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES IN-
CONSISTENT HERE-
WITH; PROVIDING FOR
INCORPORATION
INTO THE MONROE
COUNTY CODE OF OR-
DINANCES; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes; notice is given
that if a person decides to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


No. 2259600


NOTICE

Sealed proposals for Stu-
dent Housing will be re-
ceived by Cynthia Hul-
lum, Island Living Cam-
pus Foundation, 5901
College Road, Key
West, FL 33040. The
RFP can be viewed at
www.fkcc.edu Purchas-

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respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
ADAASSISTANCE: If
you are a person with a
-disability who needs spe-
cial accommodations in
order to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact the County Adminis-
trator's Office, by phon-
ing (305).292-4441, be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later
than 2 working days prior
to the scheduled meet-
ing; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call
"711".

Dated at Key West,
Florida, this 21st day of
November, 2008.

DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County Com-
missioners of Monroe
County, Florida
Publish November26,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


110
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ing. Proposals will be ac-
cepted until 2 p.m. on
March 16,2009. Any
proposals received after
the time and date speci-
fied will not be consid-
ered. A mandatory site
visit and pre-proposal
conference will be held at
1:00 p.m. on January 19,
2009 in the Trustee
Boardroom on the Col-
leges Stock Island Cam-
pus, located on College
Road in Key West.

Please submit all propos-
als and questions to Cyn-
thia Hullum, Island Living
Campus Foundation, Inc.
at the address listed
above. Island Living
Campus Foundation re-
serves the right to reject
all proposals not deemed
in the best interest of the
Foundation, or not in
compliance with the
specifications. The Foun-
dation reserves the right
to waive any informalities
and irregularities in said
proposals.

Executive Secretary
Island Living Campus
Foundation
Cynthia Hullum
Assistant to the Vice
President of
Financial &
Administrative Affairs
Florida Keys
Community College
5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
(305)809-3141 Fax:

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Healthcare


Guidance Clinic of the -Middle Keys
Helping people cope.






Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan Call 434-9033
a resume to 30534-9040 Vist us at www.cmk.or. EEOC


260 General-
Miscellaneous


260 General-
Miscellaneous


DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR
FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY is looking for a
Distribution System Operator for our Middle Keys Operations Div.
Repairs and maintains water distribution and transmission systems.
Qualifications: I-IS diploma or GED, min. 1 yr. exp. w/public-
utility, construction or plumbing contractor; ability, to operate/pse
hand and power tools. Must have good employment references.
Must have a valid Florida Class "A" CDL license or ability to
obtain w/in 6 mos. and.ability to perform work involving heavy
lifting. Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 12/01/08. Starting
Salary $17.79/hr. Applications (see web site at: www.fkaa.com )
may be submitted to F.K.A.A., Attn: Dir. of H.R., 1100 Kennedy
Drive, Key West, FL 33040. EEO;VPE; ADA


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(305)292-5155
cynthia.hullum@
fkcc.edu

Publish
November 26,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

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Miscellaneous
ATTENTION: TURKEY
FRYERS! Don't dump
youroil! Turn it into
CASH! Jim 743-2876,

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EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous
Automotive Mechanic
Experienced and tools
required. Apply 2525
Overseas Hwy,
Marathon
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lie., and reliability
required. 664-3662.
GDR-MARATHON
Based Restoration Co..
Seeks Technician, will
train. Clean valid FL/DL
Req. 305-743-1914
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551

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Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwv, Marathon.


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


CALL

CLASSIFIED



743-5551


BILLING SPECIALIST *
FT-Key West-Responsible for Medicare, Medicaid,
Pvt. Ins & patient billing. Requires exc. communica-
tion skills; 2 yrs of billing exp; ability to work well
with 3rd party payors; attn to detail; exc. customer
service & computer skills; proficient w/ Excel &
willingness to learn new things & cross train w/ acctg.
position. Home health, hospice or medical office
experience preferred. Degree preferred. Reports
directly to CFO. Competitive wages & benefits.
Submit resume &.cover letter w/ salary req. to: HR;
Hospice/Visiting Nurse Association via fax at
305/294-9348 or e-mail to nmaddox()hospicevna.com.

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Healthcare Healthcare




H-O SP IT A

Registered ICU/ERNurses night shifts
Part-time Pharmacy Technicians

3301 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050
www.fishermenshospital.com
Human Resources: (305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
FAX: (305) 743-3962
Email: michele.teller@fh.hma-corp.com
*E.O.EJ Drug Free Workplace

Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys
RN
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) 254-4987
For more information: (305) 252-4872


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Office Clerical
Courier/Office Assist
PART TIME ONLY -
16-20 hrs/wk (W-Th-Fr).
Marathon office. Valid
DL, computer skills re-
quired. Must be extreme-
ly reliable. $9/hr +
mileage-no benefits.
Must be able to fill in oc-
casionally on other days
as needed. Small office-
Retirees welcome. Email
resume: sandym@ffel.-
net; fax (941) 883-5834
or apply'in person
5701 Overseas High-
way, Suite 3, Marathon.
,275
Professional
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
IMMEDIATELY HIRING!
Food Runners/Bussers.
Hideaway Cafe, MM 58.
Call between 10am to 12
noon, 305.395.0024
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Professional


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SERVICES

330
Business Services
See the Florida Keys
Business Directory
every Wednesday and
SalurJd., in the Keynoter

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
GIGANTIC TENT SALE
Tilden's Scuba Center
MM 49.5, Bayside.
4650 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, Fl.
New & used dive or snor-
kel gear. Special deals
on wetsuits!!! All items
from 10% to 75% off! Fri
& Sat, after Thanksgiving
from 8AM -6PM.
590
Miscellaneous

SMUSTSELL
BLUEPOINT GAS
STOVE White NEW
W20x20 H 32 AND
CharBroil Grill Call-Offer
305-289-1830-
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rmrn


Marine Bank is seeking a:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

OFFICER, MIDDLE KEYS

The person in this position will be responsible for developing,
implementing, training and selling Business Services for the bank.
Will develop market share for Marine Bank with primary cover-
age area in the Middle Keys. Also, will provide Branch with sup-
port as required. Bachelor's degree is desirable with 5 years of
financial services experience plus a minimum of 3 years outside
calling experience with demonstrated strong sales skills.
Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must.

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

To apply, please contact Jackie Grasley at 305-289-7375
or e-mail jgrasley@marinebankmail.com


590
Miscellaneous
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwv, Mthn. 743.6506
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305.743.4578
Web site Building, $300
for 5 pgs, We train You.
330-234-4430.
Canvas Repair, refs,
330-234-4431
2 COMMERCIAL ice ma-
chines. New $4K Steal it
for $1 K 786-344-8879 or
marrero31@aol.com for
pics

CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551



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

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Professional


600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities



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

I ND, i'm F1 I
Very Profitable Retail
Business at popular re- .
sort in Islamorada. $50K.
Serious inquiries only.
Call 305-393-7663
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn. Call 305-743-4603

100
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent


IWaterfront
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!
$1800/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
Big Pine Key 3/2 Canal,
fenced, workshop,
$1550/mo rita.cadwell
@keysschools.com or
call 305-304-1934
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 KEY 2/2
Deep Canal, Available
Dec 1, yr or mo Ise.
Modern and clean, Call
Steve 786-402-7246
BPK2/2 in S. Eden
Pines. Lg Master Bdrm.
Long term Ise. Avail
NOW F/S Also 1/1 $600
or both for $1700. Call
Debbie 305-923-6551.

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with the Keynoter's
classified section.
743-5551


710
Homes for Rent

IGRE 2 = ,

Islamorada 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$1350/mo furn or unfurn.
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
305.395.0381, Jennifer
ISLAMORADA Beautiful
furnished 3/2, scrnd
porches, Gulf view, privy.4
bch. dock, $2000/mo.
F/L/S. Call 919.451.4117
Islamorada Oceanview
Oceanaccess. Beautiful
1/1 + den, firepl, laundry.
$1000 + utils. 664-5888
KCB-3/2 STILT HOME
Long term only. Recent
remod & paint. Pets ok
$1700/mo + util
386-405-7207
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
Also apt. 305-872-3602
or cell: 305-481-4763
Little Torch Key Large
3/2 on canal, C/A, W/D,'
D/W. $1600.
Cudjoe Key 2/2 + office
C/A, W/D, $1300.
305-393-0292
LONG KEY MM 68 2/1
Dock, Tiki Hut, Fenced
rearyard, $1400/mo, no
F/L/Swillbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
LTL Torch 1/1 on canal.
Private open water views
big decks, fenced yard,
guest bed/bath down.
$1375.704-439-3809
Marathon--1/1, unfurn,
cute & clean! S. end of
Mrthn. $900/mo + util.
Call Kitty, Coldwell Bank-
er Schmitt RE 289-6510
MARATHON 2/1, H/D,
66th St. Close to shop-
ping/work. $1000/mo "
KW Condo $1750/mo
Lela 305-395-0814
MARATHON 2/2 w/loft,
stilt home, newly renov.
baths, very quiet neigh.,
great location! Lg deck
with open waterviews.
$1500 mo 305-481-6213
MARATHON 3/2, Cen-
tral a/c, stainless appli-
ances, w/d, d/w,
$1500.00/month, year
lease. F/L/S.
CallGordon Smith,
Bascom Grooms Real
Estate 305-304-3422

[Waterfront
MARATHON 3/2 DEEP
Canal w/dock, unfurn,
$2350/mo, Long Term.
Avail 12/1.743-5168 or
305-360-2233
Marathon 3/2, furn, pool,
on canal, Atlantic side
w/ocean access, 90'
dock. 954.410.2301
Seasonal $3900/mo
MARATHON, 3/2 on
GULF deep water, beau-
gulf view, furn or unfurn,
$1800/mo 386-405-5237
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Homes for Rent
MARATHON 4/4.5
Waterfront! Seconds to
Gulf! Unfurn F/US
($2500/mo 305-289-0790
OPEN WATER VIEWS
MARATHON COTTAGE
2/1, tile floors, new appis,
pets ok. $900/mo. F/L/S.
305-743-5555
Marathon Deep Water
+ golf course. Exquisite
2/2, furn, 60' dock.
S$2900/mo annual/
$4500/mo winter. See:
http://keyshouse.
googlepages.com/
Call 843-476-6777

Waterfront,
Marathon furnished 2/2
Canal Front home w/
dock $1400 F/US. Nice
Duck Key Duplex 2/2
Canal Front $1800 F/US.
MKRentals 743-9087
MARATHON/KNIGHTS
KEY 2/2 + den, W/D,
DW, central AC, LG deck
& yard. Long Term yr Ise.
,$1495/mo F/L/S
305-304-3422
Marathon- Long Term
2/2 on Ocean, $2000/mo
Furnished
Island Breezes Realty
305.743.8328
MARATHON WATER-
FRONT 3/2 w/50ft dock,
chiki, deck, & storage
shed. FCrn & clean
$1700 (786)344-8879 or
marrero31@aol.com
MM 103 3/1, new tile
+granite, C/A, big yard,
H.O. park $1300 +utils &
sec. 305-766-1424
MM 104 OS 2/2 fully furn
ground level, completely
remodeled, very private,
HO park w/ramp. No pets
or smoking. $1600 mo
,yrly or seasonal. incl
water. FLS 853-3779
MTHN-INDIGO REEF
3/2.5, Beautiful, Furn,
waterfront w/view, gated,
31 ft. dock, s/s/gran kitch,
D/W, W/D. C/A, pool/
gym, no smoke/pets,
6/mo min. $2400/mo +
util. F/LS 305-394-3277
PORT LARGO 2/2
46 Bahama Ave., unfurn.
Gardner incl. Avail now.
$1,100 mo. 1st mo $100
off! Call 415-246-3403"
Tavernier 2/1, pan-
oramic bayview, tile
through, island kitchen,
Sl0rg. lot. $1500/mo.
305-598-8719.

712 Mobile Homes
for Rent

Key Largo RV sites.
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly.
Free Wi Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305.451.0010


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


KL SILVER SHORES,
For sale or rent. Ocean
View, 55+, 2/2 Dbl Wide.
Tennis, Pool. No pets/
smoke.305.322.6800
MARATHON 2/1
Clean. Pets ok, large lot.
$850 mo.
473 W. 105th St.
295-6432
MARATHON 3 bd, Move
in Cond. corner lot, shed,
$975/mo. Call 481-5057
MM53, 651 92nd, Ocean
AVAILABLE NOW
Marathon Furnished 1/1,
walk to shops. Cable,
shed & boat ramp. Long
term avail. 913-707-7533
MARATHON Furnished
Newer 1 bd/1 bth on canal
with dock. Keys RV Park.
$950/mo. 305-481-8244
MTHN MOBILE HOME
2/1 Screened in FL
Room, A/C, appliances,
free cable! $850/mo, 1st
& Sec. 305-872-4144
Newly renovated 3/2,
boat lift, MM 100 BS,
screen patio. FLS +
utils. $1500 393-4485

725 Apt Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A LARGE MTHN, 2/1.5,
2 Story Condo on stilts,
unfurn. Private Deck,
A/C, D/W $1275/mo +
util. F//S 305-304-9208
A Mrthn Half duplex Ig
1/1, waterfront, deep
water dockage. Totally
remod W/D. $1250.6 mo
lease ok. 305-481-5057
AFFORDABLE 1 BR
APARTMENTS in
Marathon Shores. Call
for details. 305-743-6088
Affordable in Marathon
Move in Now! Wkly or
monthly from $225/wk, all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock-
age avl. 305-289-0800
ANGLER'S REEF
MM87-ISLAMORADA
2/2.5, gated, pool,
$3000/furn or$2000/un-
furn, 305-304-7000
BEAUTIFUL MTHN EFF
WDl, A/C, No smoking/
pets $780/mo incl. util/
cable Avail 12/15 F/L/S
1 yr Ise 305-289-5658
BIG PINE Clean Large
efficiency. $700/mo +
deposit. All utilities paid
+ extras. 305- 872-0359
BPK, 2/1 duplex on canal
W/D, priv yrd, access to
open water, pet ok. F/L/S.
$1375, some util. Sea-
sonal/annual 797.1622
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


BPK, 2/1, ON CANAL
Quiet, grnd level, private,
$1190/mo F/L/Sec. $600.
Avail Dec. 1. Min 6 month
Ise. 872-7516

Waterfront,
BPK Jolly Rogers
Estates 1/2 newly re-
modeled, upper unit.
$1400/mo., utilities
included. No pets.
305-481-1538
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
GRASSY KEY Unfurn
studio incl util, use of
W/D. N/S. $700/mo. +
sec. 305-289-0081
Islamorada MM 82,
unfurn. effi., clean quiet,
$180 wk or $780 mo. incl
util, pet OK. $1000 S, yr.
lease 517-4379.
ISLAMORADA Very Lg.
apt. on the water. Furn/
Unfurn, yr Ise, $1200/mo,
F/$1500 Sec. Util incl.
305-664-8033
KCB 1/1 DUPLEX,
stilted, A/C, W/D F/US,
$860/mo. + util. avail.
12/1,440-477-7203
KCB-3/2, Ground Unit
Lg Tropical yd. w/total
PRIVACY, deep water
dock w/great access.
parking for 6 cars, W/D,
Avail 1/1/09 $2000/mo
305-849-1263
KEY LARGO 2/2, FURN
C/AC, W/D, Hurricane
Shutters, No smoke/pets,
$1250/mo, incl util/cbl
F/L/S 786-346-5005
KEY LARGO 2/2,
Oceanview across from
boat ramp, W/D, DW, NO
smoke/pets, F/US.
$1200 954-6'14-4222
Key Largo Townhouse.
Oceanfront gated
community. 2BR/3BA,
family room, beach,
ramp, TV cable.
Reduced to $1350/mo.
F/L/S. 305-389-1220.
CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551

MM 821 Bedroom
Beautifully furnished
with outside patio.
$1200 + electric. FLS,
Just bring your
toothbrush & clothes
305-481-5803


Very Cute 2/1 Duplex in nice quiet neighborhood away
from US1 on Bay Side Key Largo. Incl. unlimited Free
access to Beach, Swim Area, Fishing Pier, Boat Ramp,
Large Tiki Hut, Grill. Room for Free Boat Parking.
Includes Yard Service and All Utilities. $1,350/month
PETS WELCOME! horpete@mac.com 305-942-5022


LONG KEY/LAYTON
Canal Front Furn. Apt.
Dock/Boat Ramp, Easy
access to Gulf & Ocean.
$1100/mo 305-664-9950
or 252-312-5708
Marathon 125th St., one
half duplex. 1 Br, partly
finished, ample parking.
$850/mo FLS. Mike
305-831-3586
MARATHON 1 BR, 1 BA
furnished, large BR.
$1100/mo, F/L/S
(305) 743-7800
MARATHON 20 Stirrup
Key. 3 BR2 BA, C/A.
$1325/mo F/L/S
225-362-7935
MARATHON 2/1 Cen-
trally Located, Avail.
NOW. $1200/mo
Owner/Agent, Carmen
Cordova 305-289-0077
MARATHON 2/1, W/D
hook-up, A/C, Tile, new
Kitchen, Avail Dec. 1st.
$1100/mo F/L/S
Call 305-304-4802
MARATHON
2BR, 1BA.
$950 + util. F/L/S
305.394.3923
MARATHON 3/1 duplex,
3rd Ave. Section 8
Approved. $1100/mo.
Call Mike 225-362-7935
Marathon/Coco Plum
Waterfront! 20 Coco
Plum Dr. 1/1 w/poss.
dock, $850/mo + elec.
2/1 $1100 + electric
Also, 1/1 $850 + elec.
305-871-4653
Marathon/Conch Key
Bayfront, small 1 br apt,
furnished. $850 mo incl
utils: 305-467-9023
MARATHON Cute
Conch Style SM 1/1
duplex, $850/mo + util.
Pets ok, 2 wks free rent,
Call Marcy 305-289-6505
MARATHON EFFIC
Unfurn, nearwater, new
appli, covered prch, quiet
street. Annual. $800/mo.
F/US. 239-250-4944
MARATHON-Eff.
On Ocean side canal.
dockage and lift avail.
$900/mo. Call after 6.
305-522-9136
MARATHON FREE rent
til '09! Sombrero Bch Rd.
condo, 2/1 canal,
$1200/mo + util, L/S
305-743-4536
Marathon/Grassy Key
Small aptfor rent, on ca-
nal. $700/mo, util. includ-
ed. Call 305-216-6300
MARATHON LARGE
2/2 Waterview,
540 22nd St.
All util incl. C/A $1500/mo
225-362-7935
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551
r -- ------ ---------.
I KCB RENTAL I
Furnished 2/2 or
I 1/1. Short or long I
I term lease.
305-289-1741
I for more details
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MARATHON NEW
Aptarrment's
Unfurn 2 bd, $1100/mo
C/A, tiled, w/d, Storage
Call 954-599-7114
MARATHON OCEAN
Front Condo, 2/1, Fur-
nished Dockage on site.
No Smoke/Pets. F/L/S
$1500/mo 305-289-0790
MARATHON OCEAN
FRONT Studio, Fully
furn, long term,
$950/mo + util.
Robert 305-431-0836
MARATHON/Sombrero
2/2, furnished, dock,
access to Ocean and
Bay. Walk to Beach!
Short/Long term rental
possible. (305) 965-4621
Marathon Sombrero
Bch area. 2/1, on canal.
Tile thru-out, new paint, 2
car prkg,.laundry hk-ups.
$1100 F/LS. 731-9591
Marathon unfurnished, 1
large BR, living room
kitchen, centrally located.
$900/mo. inc water, gar-
bage. 305-393-9345
MARATHON Very small
studio apartment. In-
cludes W/D and utilities.
$600/mo. 797.1622
MM 53 CUTE 2 BD, Half
Duplex Fenced yd. w/d
hk-up, Sec. 8ok.
$1150/mo 305-481-5057
MM90 1 BD APT
On Canal, Dockage
Available, Pets OK,
$850.mo, incl. util.
772-546-5855
MTHN-2/2 Furnished &
very clean. Quiet
neighborhood. 37.5' on
clean canal. $1450/mo
305.731.6739
MTHN/GRASSY KEY
EFFIC. furn. incl util and
cable, parking, $740/mo
MTHN 1bd $890/mo incl.
util. 305-731-5888
New @ Angler's Reef.
Units for Lse., Long Term
@ $2000/mo. Boat Slip
also avail. Call Danny
Sanchez, 305-896-7253

SWater rontj
STOCK MARKET
SPECIAL!! KCB-
CANAL FRONT 3/2 du-
plex, furn, C/A/C, W/D,
garage, 37 ft. dock, annu-
al Ise. 1500 sq ft
$2000/mo + utiL Avail
NOW 305.289.0708
IREEDCED I
TAVERNIER, MM 88.5
1 bd/1 ba, completely re-
furnished, wood floors,
fitness room, swimming
pool, prkng for 2 vehicles,
marina. $1200 incl cable,
electric. 786-457-1700 or
786-457-1333
1 BR studio on canal in
Marathon, screened
porch, W/D, appl., A/C.
No smoking or pets. $900
inc. uitl. 1 mo. security.
715-635-2420.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


45FT LIVEABOARD
Houseboat, W/D, com-
post toilet, kitch/bath,
$32K OBO 240-0702 or
941-224-9090
740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Islamorada ocean view/
access. 2 rms, sep entry.
$650 & $700 + utils. N/S,
quiet, working. 664-5888
Marathon Room for rent
Separate entrance, pri-
vate bathroom. Includes
utililes. No smoking, no
pets. $610/mo. 304-8291

750
Vacation Rentals
BPK-PORT PINE HTS
2/1 Dup, canal front, 70 ft.
seawall, furn, util & cable
incl. NO smoking,
$2000/mo 786-412-6340
COCO PLUM Oversize
1/1 on canal, furn, incl
util. $2000/mo or will rent
seasonally
315-286-4666
Key Largo 1/1 MH, pool,
AC, screen FL rm, free
cable & internet. $1100
mo. +sec. No pets, no
smoking. 786-255-8921
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954.885.9591
LONG KEY/LAYTON
Canal Front Furn. Apt.
Dock/Boat Ramp, Easy
access to Gulf & Ocean.
$1100/mo 305-664-9950
or 252-312-5708
Marathon/Sombrero
2/2.5 Townhouse.
Furnished, pool. 60 day
min. (Annual poss)
$2800/mo 305-481-4571
Mrthn 1/1 MH, fully furn,
on canal w/dock. Bring
tooth brush & fishing
pole! AvI Nov-Apr. No
smk/pets. 860-671-0055
MTHN 2/1 COCO PLUM,
Bay View, scrnd porch,
carport, spa, furn/unfurn,
sat tv, dock, Special Rate
Call 305-289-1361
NO NAME KEY 2/2
Secluded, solar powered
home, Key Deer Refuge.
Monthly. 561-736-0786
TAVERNIER 1 BR
condo. Private beach &
dock. Beautifully furn!
$1500/mo 305-343-2991

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

VACATION
ESCAPE THE COLD
Cute Vacation 2/1 Bay Side
Key Largo. Incl. unlimited
Free access to Beach, Swim
Area, Fishing Pier, Boat
Ramp, Large Tiki Hut, Grill.
Room for Free Boat Parking.
Includes All Utilities. Starting
at $500 (min stay required)
.PETS WELCOME!
horpete@mac.com
305-942-5022


November 26, 2008


750
Vacation Rentals


Winter Special At KCB
30% Off Gorgeous 2/2
Canal Front, 35 ft priv
dock, Cabana Club
Membership $699/wk
410-251-7964
treehousequeen@gmail.
com

790 Business
Property for Rent

BIG PINE KEY Office or
Store front for lease.
Excellent Hwy Exposure,
$1100/mo F/US
Call 305-872-3138
BPK Commercial Ware-
house/storage Unit
500sf $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
MARATHON grnd level,
comp remod, US 1
across from airport.
1100 sq ft. $1600/mo.
Call Suzanne 395-0053
Marathon Ist Month
Free Rent! Overseas
Hwy exposure. Great
location 3rd Generation
building, 305.481.5057
OFFICE SUITE US 1
Frontage, Big Pine Key,
600sf. C/A, handicap
ramp. $900/mo.
Call (305) 849-1106
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

A Sellers, List for as
low as 1.5% Buyers get
up to $5000 rebate.
-keyswiderealty.com
305-745-8815



BIG PINE KEY CBS
home on canal. 2 BR, 1.5
BA, $320,000. All rea-
sonable offers consid-
ered. (305) 872-3609

For Sale
SCOP Liquor License
(305) 240-2265
(800) 9u.,oa
hpadgett@marinebilan iaitlcomi


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November 26, 2008


810
Homes for Sale



Islamorada 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$279K. Call Rose
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
(305) 395-0383
LONG KEY/OUTDOOR
RESORT, CBS, Mobiles,
lots. Starting at $199K.
Gated Resort. You own
the land. Call Marcie
305-304-5300 CBSRE









S


810
Homes for Sale
PET FRIENDLY!!
Probably the nicest Mo-
bile Home in the Keys.
Recent $100K 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 acres of
Ocean Front Propejty. 2
bd. 2 bth, plus nice work-
shop. Beatiful priv. yard
w/jacuzzi. Asking
$188K. Tom 849-7705
SOMBRERO BEACH
Lake front, 4 bd;CBS,
pool, grand level, 7 day
rental, walk to beach.
$1,225,000 Call Marcie,
CBSRE 305-304-5300

IWaterfront
SUGARLOAF KEY,
Driftwood Ln, CBS 3/2,
Grd Ivl, Tropic pool, boat-
ing canal. Photos/info,
zillow.com 305-797-0056


Big Pine Key
Drs. Arm
New Section
Canal, By Owner

954-396-2292

895
Miscellaneous


EQUAL HO4JSING
OPPORTUNITY

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As per and according to
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and other prohibited prac-
tices makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination
based on race, color,
i ii.l.r, 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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Call Marcie, CBRSE,
305-304-5300
Live in Paradise! 2/1,
40' MH in Summerland
Key. W/D & apple new.
$650 lot rent w/optto buy,
$25Kfor MH. 360-2218

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


895
Miscellaneous


Classifieds 305-743-5551


A


WATERFRONT LOT-ON
GRASSY KEY WITH
PARTIAL BAY VIEW,
BUILDING RIGHT,
DOCK AND BOAT
RAMP. $350,000.15
YEAR FINANCING,
FIXED AT 4.99% FOR
THE FIRST 5 YEARS,
DEPENDING ON
QUALIFICATIONS.


812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
33ft PROWLER TRL
101-11th St., Ocean
Breeze Park West. $1 0K
OBO 941-809-0594 or
941-756-0213- MM47
825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
Waterfront 3/2 Condo
Deeded dp wtr dock
Views, Lg pool, Tennis,
Garage/Storage $750K
Owner 508-922-1010
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
MOTORCOACHES
34x64 Lot wall hook-
ups, gated resort, MM66
$215K. Call Marcie,
CBSRE 305-304-5300
MTHN LOT FOR SALE
or rent, 38ft x 66ft, RV,
Mobile, or build. elec, wa-
ter/sewer, cable, 35ft
dock. WAS $275K NOW
$200K. Poss. owner
financing. 760.340.1403
890 Business
Property for Sale
Great US 1 Exposure
1960sf, tip top cond, z'd
mix use comm'l, office/re-
tail. $699K. Clara, Chap-
lin RE 305-395-2095
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

895
Miscellaneous


1100
.MARINE

1150
Power Boats
20' 1998 w/200 HP motor
195 hrs, bimini, SS prop,
2 radios, GPS & more!
$6950.305-747-4011 or
email: 30arch@live.com
21'2006 Mako Inshore,
center console. Excellent
condition. 200 HP
Mercury Optimax.
$17,500. (305) 766-3026
22' Whaler Outrage '86
115 Twin engines 2005.
Good condition! $18K.
954-249-4412
22.5' AQUA SPORT '95
w/ 225 pro. loaded elect.
CG, T-top, fish/dive,
$9500 305-797-0056
CREST PONTOONS
Everwonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543
Perfect Flats Boat
Great Condition!
1998 Wahoo Bayhunter
20.5', 18" draft, brand
new 150HP 2009 Merc
Optimax 2-stroke w/5 yr.
warranty. $20K or $1 OK
for motor. A REAL GEM!
Call 917-375-6600

1160
Sailboats
WINDSURFER F2
9' 1" Board, 3 sails, 1
boom, carbon mast.
$350. 664-0000 Iv msq

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1390
Miscellaneous',


1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
'98 MERCURY 115HP
O/B 20 inch shaft, Low
hours, good cond. $2000
w/out s/s prop, or $2300
w/prop 305-744-0165

2000 Mercury200 HP
ENG W/elctric fuel injec-
tion, less than 100 hrs,
A Cream Puff, can be
test run on my boat.
$3000 617-645-7766

1180
Dock Rentals/Sales

MM90 Bayside
Dockage
Available
772-546-5855
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731.3386
1190
Miscellaneous
24'T-Craft Trap Boat
no eng, 500 Lobster tags
"B", 1050 Stone Crab
tags "B", 300 Stone Crab
traps. Call 305-240-0971
27' Commercial Down
Easter, RS License, Trap
Puller, 225 Yamaha,
Tuna Tower, $12K
OBO 305-664-8033
38' Holiday Mansion
houseboat. $15000,
OBO. Legally moored
100 yds. off Matecumbe
Key. No rent, no elec. no
taxes. 305-433-0099.

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Showing & Selling'


Transportation







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Installation and Service
Marathon
g l^ .'' to Key West
305-395-5169
Engineering II Lic# 275C
SMarine Construction
Check out our Website at: Boatliftpro.com
Certified Manufacturers Ihstallers for
High Tide, IMM
Quality Aluminum Boatlift


880 Lots- Acreage 812 Mobile Homes
for Sale for Sale

BUILD TODAY GRASSY KEY CANAL
FRONT Remodeled,
Permits in hand- 1447 sq ft. dock $449K.


DUPLEX WITH 5
ADDITIONAL LOTS
AND A TOTAL OF 7
BUILDING RIGHTS
ON 25TH STREET.
WILL SUBDIVIDE.
EXCELLENT
FINANCING FOR
QUALIFIED BUYERS.
CALL FOR PRICES
10% REALTOR CO-OP.


SISTERS CREEK TOWNHOUSE, COMPLETELY
RENOVATED AND PRICED RIGHT AT $375,000.
353 25TH STREET. EXCELLENT FINANCING DOQ.
8% REALTOR CO-OP


5COP LIQUOR LICENSE $400,000
7% REALTOR CO-OP

I -. .. .- I


1190
Miscellaneous
39' Defender '84 fishing
boat w/1100 lobster tags
& traps. $169,550 obo.
Must sell! 786-523-1625
45ft #1,705 HP CAT
C-12, 1 yr. old. 4987 Lob-
ster Certs, A & B. Crab
Certs & Traps, will sepa-
rate. 305-7877
1200 Crab Traps/Certs
$12.50,700 Lobster,
Certs, B, $50. Rope &
floats incl. 305-304-8396
AA Dave buys permits
SoAtI Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hrs! 904.262.2869


All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits, Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321.784.
5982 or321.302.3630
www.shipsusa.com
CATS -3208's. 1-320;
2-375; 1-435 HP, motors
rebuilt, bored, sleeved, 3
ring piston, warrty, gears.
Call Dave, 904-262-2869
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172

1390
Miscellaneous


895
Miscellaneous


The Keynoter 31

1190
Miscellaneous
Licensed captain Exp'd,
to live aboard 54' Bertram
in Key West. Rent nego
based on ability to main
tain& assist upgrade.
Ref. req. 305-872-3123.
Liveaboard Docks
Mrthn, covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res: $585.731-3386
LOBSTER CERTS
400 B@$45/each
400A@$35/each, 6
OBO Part or All,
305-849-0829

MUSTSELL
MARINE LIFE
DIVE PERMIT
Vessel & Individual. Must
sell by Nov. 27th. BEST
OFFER! 305-849-1876
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boat trl, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4ft6 mo
$5 ft mo. Emil 731.3386
WANTED
25' ALUM BOAT
TRAILER WITH 2 axels
Call 5152-231-2789

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles

MERCEDES BENZ'96
220 C. Good Condition.
111K mi. Great gas
MPG. $3900.289-2050
05 VW BUG Under warr.
45k mi. New tires. Elec
sunroof. Many extras.
$10,000.305-743-2165
1370 Trucks-
SUVs-Vans
2004 Ford E 350 EXT
super duty cargo van,
Class 3-tow pack.
Excellent condition!
$4700.(305) 743-2933
'04 DODGE RAM
P/U-1500. White 45K
miles. Original owner.
Perfect Cond. Reg. Cab.
$8200 872-9176
1390
Miscellaneous
2006 OUTLANDER 400
$4800 (legal 2 seat) &
YAMAHA 80 RAPTOR
new $2300, will take
$1500. both low hrs, &
exc cond. Util trailer for
sale also 305-522-3801
07 UTIL TRAILER, En-
closed, full V-nose, Cus-
tom made, 16' x 5' x 8',
Tandem axle w/brakes, 3
doors, $4500.522-3801



CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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