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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon, Fla
Creation Date: December 27, 2008
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2008 1 CONTENTS @ 2008 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I 40 PAGES, VOL. 55, NO. 104


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2009 arrives in the
Florida Keys next week
with fireworks (Key Largo).
a masquerade party
(Marathon) and three cre-
ative interpretations of a ball
drop (Key West). This and
more in this week's
L'Artitudes, starting
on Page 21




Hospital weak

Fishermen's Hospital,
which is being considered
for takeover-by Baptist
Health South Flonda. has
weak finances and a lo,
occupancy rate, according to
state records. See stor,.
Page 2

Gunshot kills man

A Plantation Key man is
found dead from a bullet
wound outside of his'
burned-out trailer, and
authorities are trying to con-
nect the dots between the
death and the blaze. See
story, Page 5



Business.. . -.. .. ... 19
Clossifieds ............ .34
Living ............... 28
O pinion ................6
Sports/Outdoors .......29
Crossword ..... L'Attitudes





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Bed races
down Duval
Street are part
of the Conch
Republic
Independence
Days in Key
West. An Upper
Keys group
wants to stage
a Northern
Territories
festival in Key
Largo but
contends Peler
Anderson is
blocking their
efforts.



Conch clash erupts


By DAVID BALL
dthi.!iilrep. inei coni

A group of business ow ners, on
Tuesday) sued Ke\ West resident
Peter Anderson. Monroe Counti
and the Tourist De elopment
Council. saying it's being illegal-
I- blocked from using the words s
":Conch Republic" as part of the
name of a nev festit al.
The Ke\ Largo-based Upper
Ke\ s Business Group Inc. \ ants .1
judge to determine if Anderson
does in fact o\ n the rights to the
v\ords "Conch Republic." Group
members believe he doesn't.
Anderson. ob\iousl. belie' es
other\ ise
"This is nothing but a rapa-
cious business group trmin to
usurp the business of the Conch
Republic." he snd. "Thes are not
going to-' \in this da.. The\ are
"ron-. Not onl\ that. the\ are dis-
respectful and unaltracnve and
unfunn "
TDC Director Harold
Wheeler, although not t \e ha\ mg


seen the suit. said he doesn't
bellexe "Conch Republic" can be
trademarked.
"It's used throughout the coun-
ts for a different number ot
things." he said. "I'm hopuin the
Upper Ke, s Business Group can
%% ork out something \\ ith Peter to
benefit the people of the Ke\ ."
The group also \%'ants the
country to release $' l ,.51_I.i in TDC
grant money it sa\ s \\as a ,arded
to tund the Upper Ke s e\ent but
\\as not distributed due to threats
trom Anderson.
Anderson sa.s he maintains
intellectual property rights not
necessarily\ to the words s "Conch
Republic." but to a Conch
Republic independence e-ent and
nearly an\ other marketable prod-
uct associated lith it.
"I'm in a \er\ strong legal
position o %.anir \\hat I oc n."
kndeiron sjid. "It's nmi ob\ iouis
% ork product. It', been published.
sold. it's been licensed - the list

See REPUBLIC / 4


2008 Rewind

When the clock strikes midnight Thursday and 2008 turns
over to 2009, it will'end a year in the Keys in which there was
a changing of the guard on the County Commission, a Big
Pine man was rescued five years after being taken hostage
and foreclosures continued to rise. Today, we revisit the
past 12 months.

* New faces dot the political landscape... Page 8.
* Housing foreclosures mount... Page 9.
* Wicked weather, building battles and more... Page 10.
* Marathon struggles with issues... Page 11..
* Key West finally gets its big ship... Page 12
* Islamorada gets a new council... Page 13.
* Anglers push back proposed rules... Page 14.
* Everglades land buy brings a huge bill... Page 15.
* Keys schools have to learn to get leaner... Page 16.
* Enrollment's up at the college... Page 17.
* Gas prices soar, then plummet... Page 19.
* Tourism holds on, but barely... Page 19.
* Key West High gets a state champ... Page 29
* The Beijing Olympics have a Keys flair... Page 29.
* Marathon gets mythical football title... Page 29.


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2 Saturday, December 27, 2008


Keys News


Fishermen's finances weak


Baptist looks


SUN. 80 70 to take over Statistics from AHCA indicate
MON.. 79 68 that for the fiscal year ending Dec.
TUES. 76 66 the hospital 31, 2007, Fishermen's had 58
staffed beds. Its total number of
Forecast: Pleasant with By PAMELA J. SUAREZ admissions was 703 and its occu-
times of clouds and sun Keynoter contributor pancy rate was 12.6 percent. The
hospital's net operating revenue
The low number of active staff was more than $20 million - but
physicians at Marathon's it finished the year with a deficit of
Fishermen's Hospital appears to nearly $626,000. .
Upper Keys be one factor dragging an other- . By contrast, Mariners had
91655 Overseas Highway wise good facility down, says one fewer staffed beds - 42 to be
Tavernier, FL 33070 health management expert. exact - but it managed 1,022.
Newsroom .......(305) 853-7103 But its potential acquisition by admissions for an occupancy rate
Advertising .......(305) 852-3216 .a health system giant from the of 32 percent. Its net operating rev-
Fax ........(305) 853-1040 . mainland ,could offer the perfect enue was more than $36.5 million
Fax..................... (305) 852-0199 prescription. and its total revenue over expenses
SAfter studying statistics from was more than $448,000.
Marathon the three Monroe County hospitals Lower Keys Medical Center
3015 Over- Mariners, Fishermen's and had 167 beds and an admission
015 Overseas Highway Lower. Keys Medical Center - count of 4,592, giving it a 31.5
(O. Box 500158) Dr. Alan Whiteman, associate percent occupancy rate. Net oper-
Marathon FL 33050-0158 dean for the Division of Health eating revenue there was almost
Newsroom......(305) 743-5551 Management Programs at Barry $62.5 million and total revenue
Advertising......(305) 743-5551 University's College of Health over expenses was $1.6 million.
Fax..................(305) 743-6397 Sciences in Miami Shores, said he Fishermen's, which had 142
Fax..................(305) 743-9586 was troubled by what he perceived full-time equivalent employees,
as a shortage of doctors at according to the ACHA data, is
Key West Fishermen's. owned by a community group and
2720-A N. Roosevelt Blvd. "Fishermen's has only a frac- managed by Health Management
Overseas Market tion of the doctors that the other Associates, a for-profit corporation
Key West, FL 33040 two hospitals have on staff," based in Naples. Lower Keys
Newsroom ......(305) 2966989 Whiteman said. "If you have more Medical Center is owned by HMA
Advertising......(305) 296-6989 doctors, you have more patients." and had 388 employees. Mariners
Fax ...................(305) 296-1924 Whiteman is likely not the only is owned by the nonprofit Baptist
one looking at data from Keys Health and had 195 employees.
E-mail hospitals these days. Whiteman said some of
keynoter@keynoter.com Baptist Health South Florida Fishermen's woes might be the
has signed a letter of intent to result of having only 18 physicians
Missing your paper? acquire Fishermen's, but whether on active staff in 2007. Mariners
If your newspaper is not the deal goes through is to be had 56 and Lower Keys had 51 -
delivered by 7:00 a.m. (7:30 determined by a 120-day process and both saw higher'numbers of
a.m. weekends, holidays) of due diligence now being con- admissions.
call (305) 743-5551, ext. 12, ducted by Baptist officials. "Without doctors, you're not
before 10 a.m. for redelivery. According to Baptist spokes- filling beds, and if you're not fill-
On weekends or after hours, woman Tanya Walton, the compa- ing beds, you're not bringing in
call toll-free 1-800-441-0444. ny will reveal the outcome of that revenue," Whiteman said. "I sus-
process sometime during the first pect that if Baptist steps in, it will
FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN . quarter of 2009. be good for Fishermen's and the
87566d27. USPSa 0201-620) is "We're evaluating everything Middle Keys community because
published semi-weekly by Florida to see if such an acquisition is they'll bring a lot of resources to
Keys Keynoter. PO. Box 500158.
Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. going to take place," Walton said. the table. Baptist is a well-run sys-
Subscription rates are $41.93 in "It's like buying a house. You tem."
the Keys Your Keynoter home want to be sure you've looked at Since the AHCA data indicate
delivery subscription includes everything there is to see before that Medicare, a federal program
Keys Sunday and the Sunaay
edition of The Miami Herald you make a decision." of health insurance for people age
Keynoter mail subscriptions Hospitals are not required to 65 and over, covered more than
$47.70 in Florida and 45 out-of- report their financial data to half of the in-patient days at
slate Please call for all other Florida's Agency for Health Care Fishermen's, Whiteman said the
rates, including overseas mall - Administration until 120 days past hospital is obviously providing a
Periodicals Postoge Paid at
Maralon. Florida and addional the end of their fiscal year, so valuable service in the Middle
Mailing offices Fishermen's 2008 data may hot be Keys by caring for older patients
available until April - after the who might have difficulty travel-
POSTMASTER: Address changes due diligence period has expired. ing to another community for
to FLORIDA KEYS KEY NOTER. Po However, an inspection of treatment.
33o05 i MA N Fishermen's 2007 data reveals a "Fishermen's is providing a lot
S........ - - -. - - - f. itli \tiih i ea4-inances and-a-.-of care to a lot of seniors.-That's
.. .. . .. . . .. .. -.' *-h|,w oci, ar , at . =' '* 1[ .. ,riieiii.j 'm -sure -Baptist has


DATE
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PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


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Keys briefs


Bird count
set for Jan. 3

The Florida Keys
Audubon SocietN has its
annual Ke\ WVest Christmas
Bird Count on Jan. 3.
There are thousands of
similar counts held across
the country every year in
which participants try to
survey the birds in Their
region and create a snapshot
of the health of the popula-
tions of various species.
To participate. call coor-
dinator Mark Hedden at
587-6059. or send an e-mail
to him at mark@(bone
island.com.


Keynoter


noticed," he said. "The hospital
plays a major role in tourism, too.
I think you'd almost kill tourism if
people thought there was no emer-
gency or acute care in the Middle
Keys. The snowbirds want to
know they have access to docs
when they're visiting the area. I
see this hospital as being vital to
the community."
Whiteman said that if Baptist
acquires Fishermen's, he expects
the facility will undergo changes
once new management has evalu-
ated the community's needs. The
data clearly points to a need for
emergency and acute care in the
Middle Keys, he said, so the focus
will likely be on supporting those
efforts. He said that once that's
done, the-hospital's financial situa-
tion should begin to improve.
"Some strategic decisions will
be made with an eye toward tailor-
ing the hospital more closely to the
patients it serves," Whiteman said.
"What can be done with the exist-
ing resources? Do they close beds?
Bolster the emergency room? Add
more physicians? What do. the
doctors need? Do they really need
MRIs and CAT scans? What serv-
ices are being utilized or underuti-
lized there? The one question we
already have the answer to is this:
Do you need a hospital facility in
the Middle Keys? And the answer
is yes, absolutely."
Whiteman said that if the
acquisition goes through,
Fishermen's would serve as a
feeder for the Baptist hospitals that
provide secondary or tertiary care
for patients that need it.
The Baptist system includes
Mariners Hospital, Homestead
Hospital, West Kendall Baptist
Hospital, South Miami Hospital,
Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables,
Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist
Children's Hospital and Baptist
Cardiac and Vascular Institute.
Officials from HMA's corpo-
rate office in Naples did not
respond to a request for comment.
Fishermen's Chief Executive
Officer Kim Bassett said "the ball
is in Baptist's court right now" and
she and her staff continue to carry
on as usual.
"Everyone's just working hard
to take care of the patients,"
Bassett said. "Everybody's posi-
tive. They're happy to be
employed with the economy like it
is. These rumors have been
swirling for years, but our board of
trustees has made it clear that they
want a full service-hospital-here, -
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The Monroe County
Health Department tests
Keys nearshore , water
quality each week for ele-
vated levels of enteric
bacteria. There currently
are no Keys beaches with
health advisories against
swimming.


The following upcom-
ing government meetings
and events are scheduled
for broadcast on
Comcast Channel 76:
* Wednesday: County
Planning Commission, 10
a.m.







Keys Information Station
Channel 5 News
Monday- Friday
6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Keys news daily
from the staff of
The Keynoter,
The Reporter and
Keys Sunday,
on Corncast Cable,
-. - .- .Channel 5. --.......
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4 Saturday, December 27, 2008


Keys News


Celebrating our past


POOR OLD CRAIG's,

HOTEL-
a- -~. .. .

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*t~ :* . **'. - .,


By DAN GALLAGHER

-R.W. Craig was a small businessman and
commercial fish packer who established a
fish packing house and other buildings on
Craig Key, an island made by the Florida


rDECEMBER 28, 2008



Real Estate Business Lifestyle



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East Coast Railway between Lower
Matecumbe Key and Long Key. Craig also
built this hotel on Windley Key. Photo dated
1942 is from the Monroe County Public
Library.


Key

images

Our island chain

as seen by readers
Also:
SBusiness.von-an hias
designs on BiS Pine
i Pa. for performance
i can pa/ off fo Sr .er.ice
: businesses
b * Biomass seen a&
- .able option for
po.,verinr Florida


P i i iiu ioIn Suda' MBI ii


Talks fall apart


REPUBLIC / From I

goes on and on.
"The [business group] is not
willing to be a part of the Conch
Republic. They want to create
their own branding," he added.
"As a person
who relies
upon what I And
created for a nders
living, I can't
allow them to says he
do that."
Anderson, m ainta
the self-pro-
claimed sec- intellec
retary general
of the Conch proper
Republic,
produces the rights.
annual Conch
Republic
Independence
Celebration in April in Key West.
The 10-day event marks 'the
Keys' symbolic secession from
the United States in 1982 follow-
ing the installation of a U.S.
Border Patrol blockade in Florida
City.
Andersoh sells Conch
SRepublic "passports," flags and
other items associated with 'the
event.
In the suit, the Upper Keys
group says it planned and adver-
tised an event called Conch
Republic Days, Northernmost
Territories. for April 2008 and
consulted with Anderson to possi-
bly coordinate that with the Key
West event.
Discussions between the two
parties failed, and in February
2008 Anderson -sent a cease-and-
desist letter to the group, claiming
he was "the sole owner of the
rights to market Key West and the
Florida Keys as the Conch
Republic," and that he "is the sole
owner of the Conch Republic
Independence Celebration and the
right to develop and plan Conch
Republic themed events," the suit
states.
The group claims it cancelled
the event due to lack of time for
planning, but it applied for and
was awarded a TDC grant this
year of $18,500 to help pay for
the event in 2009.
The suit. says Anderson threat-
ened litigation if the TDC releas-
es the grant money, and the TDC
advised the parties to come to an
agreement before the money was
released.
Jim Turner, president of the


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Upper Keys Business Group,
wouldn't speak to the details in
the lawsuit, but said his event is
not to make money but to bring
more visitors to the Upper Keys.
"We're just trying to bring
some more business here and put
some more heads in beds," he
said. "It's very
sad that a bitter
person is trying
)n to stop that."
Ho ward
Kolbenheyer,
vice president of
ns the group and
,owner of
ual Snapper's
Restaurant, said
y Anderson has not
objected to a
Conch Republic
independence
event held at
Snapper's for the
past 19 years - a fact also men-
tioned in the lawsuit.
"I have never objected to
Snapper's putting on their.event.
They've been d6ing it since long
before I got involved," Anderson
said. "What they want to do now
is put on a full-blown 10-day fes-
tival, and that's fine. I've tried to
do it in the Upper Keys for a long
time, and I was excited about it
when we first started discussing it
back in December 2007."
Anderson said the group
offered him $3,000 to help put on
the Upper Keys event, and then
reduced it to $1,500 but wouldn't
agree to a contract.
Assistant County Attorney
Cynthia Hall, who works on TDC
issues, said her office is aware of
the dispute and that the TDC
award-hadn't in fact been execut-
ed by the County Commission.
Hall said her office gave the
two parties two options, either
work out some kind of agreement
or ask for a declaratory judgment
from a court.
"It appears that's what one
party has done," said Hall, who
hadn't yet received notice of the
suit. "My opinion [to the TDC]
was that the two sides should
explore the two different options.
There was no need for county to
incur risk of litigation from either
side."
Anderson said regardless of
what happens with the lawsuit, he
is working on his own to desig-
nate "secretary generals" in the
Middle and Upper Keys to
expand his Key West event in
coming years.


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Keys News


Saturday, December 27, 2008 5


Man found dead


of gunshot wound


Man found dead next to
burned-out trailer
A Plantation Key man was
found dead of a gunshot wound
outside his burned-out trailer
Friday morning.
SAuthorities on Friday would-
n't say where on his body Henry
AtkinSon II, 36, was shot.
Firefighters found his body
outside his Sea Breeze Trailer
Park mobile home at mile marker
87.3 after they put out the blaze a
little after.3:15 p.m.
The fire was discovered by an'
off-duty Key West police officer
who noticed heavy smoke in the
area and called 911 at 3:15 a.m.
When first responders arrived,
they found the trailer fully


engulfed.
Detectives
from the
Sheriff 's
0 fO ffic e's
Homicide
Unit are inves-
tigating the
death.., They
ATKINSON are also work-
ing with the
state and county fire marshal's
offices to determine the cause of
the fire, the cause and manner of
Atkinson's death, and whether
the fire and his death are related.
Firefighters from Islamorada,
Tavernier and Key Largo.
responded to the fire.


Just another work day

"It's a chance to make a little
Keynoter Staff money for presents or just to pay
the rent. They're very happy for,
Count yourself among the the opportunity."
lucky if you didn't have to drag The Hideaway chooses a
yourself out of bed on Christmas unique holiday for its only clos-
- and will have to again on New ing. day of the year: Super Bowl
Year's --to work. Sunday.
Because throughout the Keys, Since Gray and her husband
there are people slaving away on are both restaurant professionals,
the days most people'have off so they'll wait until they have time
the business of business can keep together Monday to celebrate
moving. Christmas, she said. "We've been
Ron Bobson is a bellman at doing this for a long time."
the Ocean Key Resort on Duval One place you can always
Street in Key West. He worked count on being open is the Brass
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monkey Lounge in Marathon.
Christmas. Owner Judy Sorensen said it's
"It's not to6 bad. My family is been open 365 days a year since
celebrating Christmas [today] so before her family took over the
it's just not a big problem for Middle Keys watering hole 29
me." years ago.
Joe Dunsmoor is a petty offi- "We just kept it up; that's just
cer at Naval Air Station Key West the way it is," she said. "Another
who works in the air traffic con- Monkey tradition."
trol tower. He also worked on Sorensen said both she and
Christmas, from 2 to 10 p.m. her employees are just glad to be
"Somebody has to do it," he in business in these trying times.
said. "I'd rather work because I "Most people want to work,
don't have any family in town as too," she said. "Everyone's trying
opposed to the people that live "to pay their bills."
with their families. I'd rather sac- Christmas Day sunset brought
rifice my holiday knowing it's a sizable dinner crowd to the
just going to be me." bayfront beach tables at
At the Rainbow BendResort's Islamorada's landmark Lorelei
Hideaway Cafe on Grassy Key, Restaurant, keeping waiter Eric
about a dozen staffers worked in Overstreet and his co-workers on
the kitchen and dining room to the move.
serve Christmas dinner. It's not so bad working on
"With the economy today, Christmas," said Overstreet, a
most people are more than will- New Jersey native. "My family's
ing to'work' on Christmas," up north right now, and the cash
Hideawav chef Jackie GraV said. 'i Ive.tie'."


Fishing registry put on hold until 2010


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Florida's bridge and shore
anglers are raising concern for
federal fishery managers.
Shore fishermen's ability to
drop a line for saltwater fish
along state coastlines without
having to buy a state fishing
license creates a hole in catch
reports, according to the
National Marine Fisheries
Service of the National Oceanic
and . Atmospheric
Administration.
NOAA Fisheries . said
Tuesday that a plan to establish a
national registry of saltwater
anglers will be delayed until'
January 2010. The delay was
prompted in part by failure to
reach agreement with coastal
states on licensing requirements.
NOAA originally proposed
that registration be required
beginning Jan. 1, 2009, but
decided to give states another
year to put in place their own
data collection systems,
The federal registration
would be free for the first year,
but a fee estimated at between
$15 to $25 per angler will be


charged starting in 2011.
- People who live in states that
require a saltwater fishing
license, like Florida, would not
be required to register separately
with the federal government.
However, NOAA wants
Florida to close its exemption
for shore and bridge anglers,
who now can fish without a state
saltwater license.
"The biologists need to know
how many anglers are fishing
from shore," said NOAA
spokeswoman Monica Allen.
"That's a significant gap in
the [catch] information," she
told the Keynoter. "We want to
get the best data to make the best
decisions."
"We don't want to overesti-
mate the fishing effort because
that could lead to over-regula-
tion," Allen said. "We don't
want to underestimate it because
that could result in overfishing
of certain species."
Florida also exempts children
under age 16 and state residents
over age 65 from requiring a
saltwater license.
"The kids and the seniors are
not an issue," Allen said. "It's
the shore fishing."
Florida's exemptions were


written into the state law that
created the fishing license, so
any changes apparently would
require action by the Florida
Legislature.
NOAA -staff estimates 15
million recreational anglers go
saltwater fishing in the United
States.
"The registry will help us
gather comprehensive data to
ensure sustainable fisheries built
on the best available science,"
Jim Balsiger, an administrator
for the Fisheries Service, said in
a prepared statement.
Information collected
through state licensing and the
federal registry "*ill help
demonstrate the economic value
of saltwater recreational fishing,
and will provide a more com-
plete picture of how recreational
fishing is affecting fish stocks,"
NOAA says.
Florida lawmakers wrote the
shoreline exemption after saying
they didn't want to force the
state's symbolic "cane-pole fish-
erman" to buy a license.
The old highway bridges in
the Keys attract a large number
of boatless anglers, who often
use simple gear such as hand
reels.


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Keys Opinion


Stop bickering among

One Human Family
We often feel we live in the world of make-believe down here.
And sometimes we do. That's why we call it South of Reality.
But a lawsuit over a make-believe country? Isn't that a bit over
the top? At least as over the top as believing you own some of
the rights to that make-believe country?
That's what's happening down here in the Conch Republic.
An organization called the Upper Keys Business Group on
Tuesday sued so a judge can determine if anyone owns the rights
to the words "Conch Republic." Key Wester Peter Anderson
Claims he does - if they're used in the context of a celebration.
AnderSon, who crowned himself secretary general of the fake.
nation years ago, says he owns the intellectual rights to any fes-
tival or event where the Conch Republic's freedom from repres-
sionis celebrated.
To understand this, go back to 1982, when the Conch Republic
formed.
In April of that year, the U.S. Border Patrol put a roadblock up
at the top of the Keys, ostensibly to check cars for illegal aliens
and drugs. What resulted were miles of traffic and steamed
tourists.
So down in Key West at the other end of the island chain, res-
idents declared they were seceding from the U.S., blew a cannon
ball into the harbor, declared independence, then surrendered
and asked for foreign aid.
The worldwide publicity that stunt drew resulted in the feds
quickly packing up their roadblock. The Conch Republic was
now a force to be reckoned with.
It's now also big money.
That April day is marked every year with Anderson's Conch
Republic Independence Days, a 10-day event that includes bed
races and a fake naval battle with the Coast Guard. Anderson
also sells tchotchkes such as Conch Republic "passports" and
flags. And he's registered with the state some companies that
include the words "Conch Republic."
He says the Upper Keys Business Group simply can't stage an
event called Conch Republic Independence, Northern
Territories, because he owns the rights. The business group's
idea for the fest, planned for April, is to simply get heads in beds
- something every business down here could use right now.
The Upper Keys Business Group says anyone can use Conch
Republic in any way it wants, pretty much. So now a judge
Apparently will decide which way it goes, since talks between the
Upper Keys folks and Anderson ended in this dispute.
Here's an idea on how to best settle this among our One
Human Family: Since the Conch Republic has a navy and an air
force, how about setting up a fake court, too? Let a fake judge
decide who gets to use the name of the fake country.


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No one owns the Conch Republic or its ideals


EDITOR:
-It was interesting to read that I am being sued
by the Upper Keys Business Group. Wednesday's
Keynoter was my first inkling I am being sued.
-The topper was I am being sued over the use
of "Conch Republic" when it is I, as the secretary
general, who has maintained for 20 years that the
Conch Republic is a country and not anyone's
property.
I met with this group in Key Largo in
December of 2007 to discuss putting on the
Conch Republic Independence Celebration,
Northernmost Territories. This had been a dream
of mine for many years. We agreed on general
guidelines. Based onthat, I gave them the formu-
las they needed to get to work.
In early January I drafted an agreement for
their consideration. Nothing came back from
them. I then found out they were putting together
Conch Republic Days, Northernmost Territories
without any working agreement with me.
As I have explained to the county attorney, I
do not own the Conch Republic. It is a country,
and I have defended it as a country from all com-
ers who would try to own it. I do own things
about the Conch Republic that are my work prod-


uct. I do not own the brand, but I own an awful
lot of the branding.
I sent these guys a cease-and-desist notice in
March. In August, I told them we could figure
out a way to work together. They agreed to con-
sider that idea, but through September, nothing.
Then I read that the Tourist Development
Council had agreed to give them more than
$18,000 to produce an unlicensed Conch
Republic festival. I called the mayor and the
county attorney to object. I was told the Upper
Keys Business Group would not get a contract
without an agreement with me.
Case closed, right? Wrong.
They sent back a draft contract for my consid-
eration. With minor modifications, I agreed. We
decided to meet. Their president told me they
would not sign any agreement with me.
Why don't they just become an honored part
of the Conch Republic? They have been offered
every opportunity. They have consistently refused.
No one should ever own the Conch Republic,
especially a small group that is trying to own the
Conch Republic through the back door.
Peter-Anderson
Key West


Spending money to push sand is the wrong priority


EDITOR:
The federal budget is carrying the second-
largest deficit in the history of our country,
resulting in a $38.7 million cut in federal funds
to Florida. Job creation and affordable housing
grants to the state are down $29.7 million. So
with the massive cuts to education, health and
human services, what are the priorities of the
.Legislature and bureaucrats in Tallahassee?
State park officials have agreed to the
demands of the well-heeled Save Our Pines
organization to pay $100,000 in taxpayer money
to remove storm-tossed sand from the base of the
Australian pines at Fort Zachary Taylor State
Park in Key West.
This small but vocal group contends the sand
gathered around the flare of the trees is compro-
mising the health of this invasive, exotic tree.
I hate waste. I'm a 70-year-old-plus retired
businessman, manic bicyclist and a long-time
volunteer at Fort Taylor. My specialty area is
removing vines that grow wild around the park's
vegetation. I'm as big an environmentalist as the
next guy. And I don't have a strong opinion one
way or another about the trees. But I just don't
understand why the taxpayers' money is being
wasted in this way.
The hard-working park employees are not
allowed to say anything about this outrage to our
pocketbooks. But I'm a volunteer. And the out-
rage won't just be to your purse. In a few days,
the outrage will be to your ears.
Soon, heavy equipment and ear-piercing,
high-powered blowers are expected.to invade the
picnic area and blow sand away from the
Australian trees and, probably to the detriment of
the Florida trees, toward the native vegetation
and everyone else. Visitors should come
equipped with not only earplugs, but heavy
clothing to block the artificial sand storms these


monsters will create.
The goal is to remove any and all sand that
had once been deposited on the beach and, over
time, migrated to the picnic area. As real
arborists well know, these trees can grow in any-
thing. There are Australian pines not only grow-
ing in this coral-filled parkland, they can also be
seen growing for years out of the asphalt in the
old Seven Mile Bridge.
If this vocal minority wished to accomplish
something constructive and not destructive -
something that doesn't take books and pens out
of the hands of our children or food out of the
mouths of the sick and afflicted - then let them
do what I do: Grab a shovel and volunteer their
own time and money to dig the sand away from
the trees.
Charlie Rowell
Key West



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Keys Opinion


Saturday, December 27, 2008 7


Process shows that judicial challenge is valid


EDITOR:
Your Dec. 20 editorial asks how in
the world Mary Vanden Brook's
lawyers thought the court would
summarily dismiss the outcome of
the votes - tallied four times - and
declare her the winner in the Monroe
County Circuit Court judge race.
First, there were two, not three,
recounts, which were mandated by
statute and ordered by the state
Canvassing Board based solely on
the percentage of votes between the
"winning" and "losing" candidate.
Neither recount was done at the
request of a candidate.
The first recount, called a machine
recount, is completed'by again put-
ting all of the ballots through the vot-
ing machines. After..the machine
recount on Nov. 9, the candidates
were tied at 16,441 each. That result
automatically triggered the second
required recount, again ordered by
the state Canvassing Board:
For the manual recount, the
Monroe County Elections
Canvassing Board is required to
examine only overvotes and under-
votes. Overvotes are ballots where
'there were markings for both candi-
dates, and undervotes are ballots
Where there are insufficient markings
for either candidate, usually because
the judicial race-was left blank. The
machines are unable to count these
votes, and the board looks at them to
try to determine voter intent. These
are votes that were never counted
before, so "recount" is a misnomer.
After the manual recount on Nov.
11, the county Elections Canvassing
Board added six over/under votes to
each candidate's machine total. But
they also added clear votes that were
inexplicably in with the over- and
undervote ballots - votes the
machines should have read, and very
possibly did read. This is the margin


of "victory" and error in this process.
There were also clear votes that
were found by Elections Office staff
among discarded ballots while they
were trying to find other missing bal-
lots. Some ballots were never found.
The county Canvassing Board reject-
ed some clear votes even though they
were also included with the over- and
undervotes because they thought
those may have already been count-
ed. This process is not structured for
fact finding, only for getting a result
out.
So only the ballots that were
counted after being fed through the
machine are counted more than once,
and they are to be counted exactly
twice, but some may have been
counted three times, and added twice
in the same count.
Many other problems arose
through this process and Tegan
Slaton's lawyers vehemently contest-
ed the results of the machine recount,
which formed the basis for the manu-
al recount. These same lawyers con-'
tested the manual recount until the
results were determined to favor their
candidate.
This is just a sampling of how
Mary Vanden Brook's lawyers expect
a court to apply the law to the facts,
count every vote that should be
counted, just once and, if possible,
make a determination of who won.
It's ironic that a judicial candidate
asking a court to do this is. considered
selfishly doing more harm than good.
The nearly 33,000 voters who voted
in this race deserve to know that their
vote counted, once, not that a flawed
result will be swept under the rug.
Tom Woods
Tavernier

Editor's note: The letter writer is
the attorney for Mary Vanden Brook.


Parrotheads party with a purpose


EDITOR:
I would like to express sincere
thanks to the Key West Parrothead
Club for donating $1,000 to each of
four different nonprofit organiza-
tions that serve the Florida Keys.
The Florida.Keys Healthy Start
Coalition was surprised and hon-
ored to be one of the groups chosen
to receive funds this year.
As another funding recipient stat-
ed, the Parrotheads party with a
purpose. This is a group that could
easily assemble solely for Jimmy
Buffett worship and throwing back
a few margaritas. Instead, they rec-
ognize the needs around them, and
have found a creative way to give
back to the community while hav-


ing so much fun. It's a real win-win
situation.
In this difficult budget year for
nonprofits, the Parrothead Club
donation will allow us to provide
much-needed assistance for preg-
nant women and infants in the
Keys.
Healthy Start is a free program
with a goal to ensure that every
baby receives the healthy start he or
she deserves. For more information
about our programs, call 293-8424
or go to www.keyshealthy
start.org .
Arianna Nesbitt
Chief executive officer
Florida Keys
Healthy Start Coalition


FWC's vigilance protect
EDITOR:
The Florida Keys Commercial
Fishermen's Association would like to
thank the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's Department of
Law Enforcement for the three cases it
recently made in regard to illegal fishing,
sales and importation of spiny lobster,
These latest busts have reassured Monroe
County's commercial fishing community
that the state is truly committed to tackling
illegal capture and trade of marine organ-
isms.
The Fishermen's Association appreci-
ates that Florida's marine conservation
laws were established to prevent overfish-
ing. It is obvious that illegal practices have


Monroe
County
Sheriff's.
Office
Deputy
Wilfredo.
Guerra
shows one
of the illegal
hauls of
lobster
seized this
month. This
was found
in a truck
during a
traffic stop in
Islamorada.

ts fishermen
become commonplace in our fisheries, so
we applaud their vigilance in bringing sus-
pected criminals to justice.
Professional commercial fishermen
have specifically acknowledged the FWC
and DLE's efforts in addressing the sale of
sub-legal lobster, use of casitas and trap
poaching. These practices are all serious
threats to the lobster population's ability to
rebound. Their enforcement efforts are
ensuring a future for Florida's fisheries.
We look forward to assisting the state in
maintaining healthy and viable fisheries.
Scott E. Zimmerman
Executive director
Keys Commercial
Fishermen's Association


Vanden Brook case aims to satisfy people's will


EDITOR:
I feel compelled to respond to your
recent editorialabout Mary Vanden Brook's
challenge to the result of the judge election.
As an admitted supporter of Mary Vanden
Brook, I found your comments lacking
insight regarding the purpose or motivation
of this litigation.
An election is to determine, in a fair and
impartial manner, the will of the people,
hence an election. But when the election
process spawns so many questions, the will
of the people may be compromised.
On election night, there was a difference
of nine votes, then 13. Then on the machine
recount of Nov. 8, a dead tie. Then there
was the later hand count, which yielded a
difference of only four votes. In addition,
there have been some questions raised
about the oversight of the recounts.
Therefore, should you choose to seek a-
party to blame, might I direct you to the
system or the administration thereof that
has precipitated this further action - cer-
tainly not the candidates.
Many supporters of Vanden Brook have


urged her to pursue this legal path. More
than one Vanden Brook advocate has joined
this plaintiffs' suit in an effort to settle this
once and for all.
As responsible journalists, I am sure you
are aware of the many hoops you must
jump through to comply with the
labyrinthine issues associated with this kind
of suit, That is why the lawyers make sure
all the bases are covered in a timely fashion
even though some of the litigious elements
of the suit seem peripheral.
This is the process - what the law
requires. This makes it not a quagmire but a
festival of filings, briefs, precedents and
lawyers advocating for their client, which
in this case turns out to be the will of the
people.
It was rather presumptuous of you to so
flippantly and inappropriately quote
Gladstone about selfishness. I hope this
superficiality will not pervade your future
opinions. Perhaps a more apropos quote
could have come from Shakespeare: First,
kill all the lawyers.
Martin Kunas
Cudjoe Key


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Spehar, McCoy
ousted, so is
top prosecutor
By LARRY KAHN
Ikahn@keynoter.com

Barack Obama's mantra of
"change" for the presidential
election in 2008 trickled south to
the Florida Keys;
Two veteran county commis-
sioners were turned out of office,
a new sheriff was elected for the
first time in nearly two decades
and voters found the eight-year
state attorney guilty of under-
performing, replacing him with
an assistant public defender.
And one race, that for Group
4 judge in Monroe County
Circuit Court, remains undecid-
ed - the only still-contested
election contest in the state.
Voters spurned county com-
missioners Dixie Spehar and
Sonny McCoy - McCoy was a
stalwart of Keys politics since
the 1970s - in the August
Republican primary, sending
them both packing by wide mar-
gins. They were considered two
-parts of the Gang of Three vot-
ing bloc, with Commissioner
Mario Di Gennaro completing
the triangle.
Spehar . lost to Kim
Wigington, who went on to win
the November general election
against Democrat Bill Estes. In
District 3, McCoy lost to upstart
Carlos Rojas, who in turn lost to
Democrat Heather Carruthers in
November.
Incumbent Republican Sylvia
Murphy, completing an interim


two-year term in District 5, easi-
ly gained a full four years after
beating . non-affiliated Sal
Gutierrez.
Those results gave
Commissioner George Neugent,
long on the down side of com-
mission votes, a solid block of
support, and he's now the mayor.
Di Gennaro, considered by some
a political bully when he was in
the voting majority, has taken a
conciliatory tone, and now often
sides with former nemesis
Neugent on the issues.
Rick Roth, the sheriff for 18
years, decided to retire and turn
in his badge. Five candidates -
two of them considered serious
contenders - emerged.
When all was said and done,
voters decided to go with the cop
they know, electing 27-year
Sheriff's Office veteran Bob
Peryam, a Democrat, over for-
mer federal agent Ken Davis, a
Republican. The margin was
slim - just 4 percentage points.
Many considered nonaffiliat-
ed Sandra Downs, who received
6 percent of the vote, a spoiler.
She campaigned hard against
Peryam - which some said cost
Davis the election because votes
that might have gone to him
went instead to Downs.
Also in law enforcement, vet-
eran State Attorney Mark Kohl,
a Republican, lost in an upset
against Democrat Dennis Ward.
That margin, too, was slim, with
Ward wining by just 3 percent-
age points.
Among the chief issues in this
race was 'a Key Largo domestic-
violence murder. Each candidate


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At Circuit Court, five candi-
dates emerged to replace Judge
Sandra Taylor,
who's retiring.
When the
August pri-


hope fuls
attorney y
Tegan Slaton
PERYAM and court
administrator
Mary Vanden Brook.
Vanden Brook challenged the
election results - a Slaton vic-
tory by fewer than 10 votes both
on Election Day and after
recounts. Now Vanden Brook's
lawsuit seeking to get the elec-
tion overturned is being played
out in a Tallahassee courtroom
- fewer than two weeks before
Slaton is slated to be sworn in
for a six-year term.
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2008:
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Speeding motorist
threatens to kill self

A Fort Lauderdale man was
jailed Christmas morning after
he allegedly raced up U.S. 1 at
more than 100 mph, then threat-
ened to kill himself when con-
fronted by police.
Jonathan Dykstra, 19, is
charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon, resisting arrest,
reckless driving and possession
of a fraudulent driver's license.
Deputy Jacques Rozek was at
the south end of Marathon at
8:30 a.m. when he spotted
Dykstra'o white truck heading
northbound through Marathon at
101 mph, says Becky Herrin,
spokeswoman for the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
They later found the truck
near the Grassy Key Marina.
When Deputy Sam Cassel
approached Dykstra, Dykstra
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Keys News


Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 9


Foreclosures skyrocket, sales down


Sales sluggish
as the economy
remains down
By KAREN QUIST
kquist@keynoter.com


The average home price in
the Keys continued to drop in
2008, as. the twin pressures of
high inventory and a growing
number of short sales and fore-
closures weighed down the mar-
ket.
The average sales price
Keyswide was $582,000,
according to .Cold\ ell Banker
Schmitt Real Estate, which
tracked sales through the first 11
months of the year. That's down
21 percent from the same period'
in 2007.
Total sales were down 14
percent from 2007, as 1,065
homes sold through November.
At the end of November,
there were 4,467 homes. in the
Multiple Listing Service,
according to Coldwell Banker
Schmitt. That's actually. 2 per-
cent fewer than the same time
last year, but a sluggish sales
pace throughout most of 2008
meant there was anywhere from
two and a half to four years'
worth of inventory on the mar-
ket.
Things were looking up in
the fall, as September and
October sales followed main-
land trends and soared 30 per-
cent above sales from those
months in 2007, but November
and December didn't follow
suit.
Inventory has been a consis-
tent challenge in the Keys mar-
ket since 2005.
"Wilma started it," said Brian
Schmitt, president of Coldwell
Banker Schmitt. "The flood of
properties is directly related to
the flood of Wilma."
Prior to that damaging
October 2005 hurricane, there
were about 2,500 homes on the
market; in the months follow-
ing, the number nearly doubled.
"We haven't recovered from
that," Schmitt said. "It's been
sustained by other things, but it
started with that event."
Among those other things is
the growing number of foreclo-
sures, as well as sales made to
avoid foreclosure. '
RealtyTrac. reports 1,280
foreclosure filings from January


to November 2008 in Monroe
County, a 146 percent increase
over 2007. The online compiler
of foreclosure data said that
translates to one out of every 42
Keys households in some state
of foreclosure in the first 11
months, compared to one of
every 19 statewide and one of
every 44 nationwide.
SOf the 1,280 filings,
RealtyTrac reports that 249
properties went to auction and
122 were in the hands of the
lender (often referred to as an
REO, or real estate-owned prop-
erty).
- Homeowners in danger of -
defaulting on their mortgages
are more frequently turning to
short sales as an option to avoid
foreclosure. In a short sale, the
owner works with a Realtor to
sell the home, and the lender
agrees to settle for less than
what's owed on the property.
Sellers who aren't in distress
are affected by the woes of their
neighbors, Schmitt said, because
"what they're-able to get is more
and more influenced by those"
short sales and bank-owned
properties.
Keyswide, there were 294
active and 54 pending listings
identified as short sales in the
MLS the week before last,
according to Ed Anderson, gen-
eral manager for Coldwell
Banker Schmitt. Of those, 190
active and 31 pending listings
were from Key West.
Key West's average price
through November was
$602,000, 27 percent less than it
was a .year earlier. That's the
largest drop of the four Keys
areas that Schmitt tracks.
Terri Spottswood is co-owner
and principal broker at Truman
& Co.; her firm's dozen agents
focus on the Lower Keys, from
Summerland south, but primari-
ly Key West.
Spottswood said her compa-
ny did well in 2008 at the top
and bottom of the market, from
multimillion-dollar Old Town
estates to affordably priced
homes, including short sales.
Spottswood's been seeing
aggressive buyers, often with
cash, looking for bargains in a
buyer's market. Many bargain
hunters are investors, but others
are locals finally seeing an
opportunity to own in the Keys.
'Spottswood said there's a


perception that short sales are
the best buys, but that's not
always the case. Many were pur-
chased at the peak of the market,-
so what kind of deal it is
depends on how little lenders
are willing to settle for.
"It's a slow process," she said
of short sales, as overwhelmed
lenders are not quick to approve
offers. Many of the short sales
closing now have been in the
pipeline for as long as six or
seven months,-she said. Some
have even been under contract
before, with frustrated would-be
buyers walking away, only to
come back later with an even
lower offer.
"They've lost deals because
they haven't acted fast enough,"
Spottswood said of lenders.
Activity in Old Town Key
West was driven by much lower
prices than previous years, she
said.
"It was getting so expen-
sive," she said. "Now you can
get in that market," as properties
that used to go for as much as
$1,400 a square foot can be had
for half that today.
"As soon. as you get priced
low and right," homes are going


to move, Spottswood said. Business.
Lower prices have meant that
primary home buyers - partic- Life
ularly of non-waterfront proper-
ties - have become a larger find it in
component of the market than in
recent years. a
Still, the bulk of buyers
remained those looking for RealEstate Business. Liestyle
vacation property or second
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SKeys News


News big and small fills the past year


Keynoter Staff

On Jan. 3, 2008, temperatures
of 36 degrees were recorded at
John Pennekamp Coral Reef
State Park in Key Largo and 45
degrees in Key West - breaking
a record dating back to 1898.
Iguanas, stunned by the shock
to their systems, went into sus-
pended states of animation and
toppled from trees. They literally
littered the ground throughout the
islands.
And in March, a freak boating.
accident took the life of a


Michigan woman, who was
struck by a spotted eagle ray
when the 100-pound ray
breached the water off Marathon
and struck the 55-year-old
woman while she was in a 25-
foot rental boat.,
Those may have been the
oddest news stories out of
Monroe County the past year, but
surely not the only ones.

January
+ The County Commission,


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF
A NEW CODE OF ORDINANCES
(RE-CODIFICATION) FOR
MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA
COMPRISED OF TWO
VOLUMES, PART I GENERAL
ORDINANCES AND PART II
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that
on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter
as may be heard, at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman
Avenue, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County
Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adop-
tion of the following proposed County Ordinance:.
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE
OF ORDINANCES FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PRO-
VIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF. CERTAIN ORDINANCES
NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR
THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MAN-
NER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE SECRE-
TARY OF STATE; AND PROVIDING WHEN SUCH CODE
AND THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the,
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
ADA ASSISTANCE: Ifyou are a person with a disability who needs special accom-
modations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County
Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of8:30 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m., no later than 2 working days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call "711".
A copy of the Ordinance may be obtained and the new Code may be
examined at the Office of the County Attorney, 1111 12th Street, Suite
#408, Key West, FL 33040.
Dated at Key West, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2008.
t DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court
PS. . and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County
5 Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida
S- -* Published Keynoter 12/27/08-


Miami Herald photo by CAMMY CLARK
This is the wreckage in November of the crash that killed Nick Pham, a 38-year-old Monroe
County Sheriff's Office deputy. He died when his unmarked cruiser was struck by a tractor
trailer as he pulled into traffic at mile marker 62.


on a 4-1 vote, ends a moratorium
on building permits for Big Pine
and No Name keys.
* The Keys workforce
shrinks by 14 percent since 2000,
Florida International University's
Metropolitan Center reports.
* A $2.3 million cut is made
to the county budget and 30
employees lose their jobs.

February
* The County Commission
gives the green light for the
Monroe County School District
to build teacher housing on
school-owned property, but that
later is put on the back burner,
* -The Florida Cabinet
removes the historic Harris
School in Key West from the
Florida Forever acquisition list.
The School District retains own-
ership of the empty building.
* Monroe County Public
Works announces -its fleet is
switching to biodiesel.

March
* Commissioner George
Neugent (now the mayor) pro-
poses a local-option penny sales
tax to help underwrite the cost of
sewer projects Keyswide. He gets
little support.
+ County Fire Chief Wayne
Hinnant resigns.
* Key Largo mom Amy
Stephenson is sentenced to 25
years in prison after her convic-
tion in January of starving to


death her 13-month-old daughter
Jasmine,
* Cubans intercepted by the
U.S. Coast Guard in the Keys and
Miami-Dade increased 40 per-
cent from the previous year,
bringing the six-month total
1,580 Cuban nationals.

April
* Then-County Commiss-
ioner Dixie Spehar proposes a
penny gas tax to help
replenish road and bridge repair
funds. It gets little support.
* New County Administrator
Roman Gastesi is hired with a
four-year contract and six-month
trial period; starting salary is
$145,000. He later gets a raise.
* Chicago-based real estate
investment group JDI is the sole
bidder on tens of millions of dol-
lars in Cay Clubs Resorts and
Marinas developments that
defaulted.

May
+ The County Commission
votes yes on sewers for No Name
Key; the state Department of
Community Affairs rejects them,
saying they would fly in the face
of the land-use plan.
* The commission backs
down on code enforcement fines,
settling a $57,600 fine for $275 in
a Sugarloaf Key case. It also sets
a new policy to collect a mini-
mum of 85 percent of accrued
fines.


June
+ Monroe County Ciicuit
Court Judge Luis Garcia sen-
tences former county Social
Services Director Louis LaTorre
to three and half years in prison
for nearly killing a woman in a
drunk-driving crash in April
2006. LaTorre is free on appeal.
* The old Seven Mile Bridge
is closed to fishing by the Florida
Department of Transportation,
which, is concerned over structur-
al failure of the aged span.

July
* Big Pine Key resident
Marc Gonsalves is released by
Colombian rebels five years after
being taken hostage in a case that
gained worldwide attention.
+ The preliminary tax roll
shows a $1.65 billion decrease in
the overall assessed value of
Keys property, which declined to
$26.9 billion vs. $28.57 billion in
2007). The downturn adds
urgency to budget cuts facing all
Keys taxing authorities.

August
* Raymond Geisel of
Marathon is arrested by federal
agents for making threats against
Barack Obama. He remains jailed
in Miami and is expected to plead
out.
* The Big Pine Key Park,
planned and much-delayed since
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''sdtUsdat cd8i rT&0 , 2008


Boot Key in the spotlight


Marathon also
saw violent
deaths of three
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Marathon faced a number of
issues in 2008 critical to its eco-
nomic future and the health and
welfare of its residents.
The future of the Middle Keys
will depend on the outcome of
decisions made on everything
from improvements in the fire
department and.-the imminent
takeover of Fishermen's Hospital
by Baptist Health South Florida,
to the future of Boot Key and a
new airline serving the Middle
Keys.
Many of those decisions were
made near the close of the year -
making way for new challenges
that will no doubt arise in 2009.
It was also a year for change on
the Marathon City Council and in
the city's top job.
Mayor Pete Worthington was
the lone incumbent to survive
November's City Council elec-
tion, as residents embraced
change - like voters did national-
ly - by electing newcomers in
Ginger Snead and Dick Ramsay.
And former Key Colony Beach
Mayor Clyde Burnett took over as
city manager in 2008, replacing
lifetime resident and honorary
"Mr. Marathon" Mike Puto.
Following are some of the
more notable issues and events
that happened in Marathon the
past 12 months.
* At its last meeting of the
year, the City Council decided to
use $400,000 in Florida
Department of Transportation
grant money, and match it with an
equal amount, to pay for the
removal of the metal portion of
the Boot Key drawbridge. The
bridge is old and falling apart and
it's been closed, thereby blocking
access to Boot Key except- by
boat.
, In early April, the city released
an appraisal done by Waronker &
Rosen Inc. that valued Boot Key
at a combined $3.4 million with
bridge access and $1.47 million
without.
The appraisal spurred yearlong
talks about purchasing the 1,100-
acre island and turning it into an
eco-preserve. That culminated in a
Dec. 5 aerial tour of the island
with state and federal officials,


including U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen.
+ Air service problems in
Marathon went from bad to worse
early in 2008 with the forgettable
tenure of Gator Air.
Gator's March arrival suppos-
edly marked the end of an arduous
process to find a replacement for
Delta, which suspended Freedom
Airlines flights to. Atlanta in
September 2007 after just five
months.
Gator, a startup carrier, seemed
too good to be true with twice-
daily flights to Florida Keys
Marathon Airport from Fort
Lauderdale at just $59 - and it
was.
A little more than a month after
service began, President Dave
Brown announced the company
had stopped taking reservations
and- also chose to put its Web site
"under construction" at the same
time.
Then came the May news
hat a Federal Aviation
Administration investigation of
Gator Air and one of its subcon-
tracted providers, Aztec Airways,
was under way.
Brown reportedly posted a
flight schedule on Gator's Web
site, when Aztec is a Part 135
provider. The 135 certificate is
reserved for charter or on-demand
services that can provide only four
flights per week to any given mar-
ket.
Around the same time, numer-
ous unsatisfied Gator Air cus-
tomers e-mailed and called the
Keynoter, claiming they'd been
stranded in Marathon or Fort
Lauderdale by the airline. It was-
n't long before the county, in mid-
May, sent a letter to Brown sus-
pending Gator Air's privileges to
land in Marathon.
The good news is that airport
officials were finally able to final-
ize a deal to bring a reputable air-
line to the Middle Keys.
Cape Air began operating a
Continental Airlines connection to
Marathon Dec. 19, with three
times daily flights to Southwest
Florida International Airport in
Fort Myers.
* Marathon Fire Rescue felt
the heat this year following what
many residents felt was the mis-
handling of a June 4 Sombrero-
area fire that destroyed the home
entertainer Robert "Rocketman"
Hudson was living in.
Then-Fire Chief Dale Beaver


resigned in early August, largely
due to criticism in the wake of the
fire.
Burnett later raised the fire
department's budget for this fiscal
year by $400,000, from $2.17 mil-
lion to $2.58 million. That
includes an added employee for
each eight-hour shift $200,000
that's been used to install fire
hydrants throughout the city.
An unexpected savings in
December . allowed the City
Council to OK the purchase of
seven additional hydrants. A total
of 28 will now be installed.
* Longtime rumors were con-
firmed in November when Baptist
Health South Florida announced
the signing of a non-binding letter
of intent with Health Management
Associates and Fishermen's
Hospital to operate the Marathon
medical center.
* 2008 was the first year the
Middle Keys saw a murder since
2000, when Larry Leatherwood
shot to death popular cook Mark
Evans on Halloween night in
2000.
In early May, resident Bernie
Perona found 48-year-old Beth
Neumeier dead behind his 24th
Street home. Perona was going
outside to work in his yard when
he saw the body.
An autopsy confirmed
Neumeier was murdered, though
detectives are withholding details
of her injuries and how she was
killed.
On March 22, 20-year-old
Andrea Anzola Villafrade was
shot and killed in her room at the
Knights Key Inn. Circumstances
were mysterious at the time,
though her boyfriend, 25-year-old
Dam Lopez, was eventually
arrested on a manslaughter charge.
Villafrade was shot under the
left breast. According to the
Sheriff's Office, Lopez suffered a
wound on his right arm that
appears to have been from the
same bullet. Lopez reportedly las
a concealed-weapon permit.
And In July, Miami resident
Francisco Jarquin, 28, allegedly
came to the Keys from the main-
land with his brother and dumped
his wife's body off the south end
of the Seven Mile Bridge. She was
found bound and weighted down
with 44-pound flat-iron weights.
Jarquin fled to his native
Nicaragua, where he later surren-
dered to authorities; that country
doesn't extradite its citizens to the
U.S. His brother wasn't charged.


Keys briefs


Fire in Key West
is termed 'suspicious'

A fire at the 5 Dollars Store
on Front Street in Key West
early Christmas Eve appears to
be a case of arson, police say.
They say business owner
Juan Betancur told them he's
been having problems with his
landlord and that a friend had


told him on Dec. 23 that the
landlord had been telling peo-
ple, "The 5 Dollars Store will
not be around tomorrow."
Officer John Gallo found a
black circular bur mark about
18 inches in diameter on the
lower right comer of the front
door. Fire Marshal Michael
Davila called the fire "suspi-
cious," a police report says.


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* Family Services


Would like to thank the Florida Keys Community
for its support during our annual Holiday Gift
Drive. Thanks to you, the children and families
served by Wesley House had a special holiday.

Key West Sunrise Rotary Club * Key West Business Guild
* The Rotary Club of Key West * Key West Bank * Orion Bank
* United States Coast Guard Enlisted Association Key West
* NAS Key West * Centennial (Marine) Bank * First State Bank
* Metropolitan Community Church * Moose Lodge 1760
* ABATE of Florida * Sunshine Rehtals * Key West Women's Club
* Murray Marine * Old Island Restoration Foundation
* Key West Yacht Club * Monroe County Sheriff's Department
* VFW Post 3911 * Big Pine United Methodist Church
* Key West United Methodist Church * Aqua Night Club
* Key West Fire Department * Curves * Big Pine and Lower Keys
Rotary * Conch Town Liquors * 7 Artists Gallery
* United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots'* Presents in Paradise

Additional thanks to all the wonderful individuals in our community
who donated toys, gift cards and money to the Children's Gift Fund.
If we have inadvertently omitted anyone,
please accept our heartfelt apology and thank you!







12 Saturday, December 27, 2008


Keys News


'Vandenberg' to set sail to the Keys


But not all
news is good
the past year
By SEAN KINNEY
skinuey@keynoter.com


In Key West, 2008 is going out
with a 520-foot former military
ship coming in.
That would be the USS
Vandenberg, which will be sunk
as an artificial reef seven miles
off Key West, likely in the spring.
But as recently as two weeks ago,
it didn't look like the sinking
would happen.
The Vandenberg went to auc-
tion on Dec. 17 at Colonna's
Shipyard in Norfolk, Va., where it
was cleansed of contaminants.
Colonna's and three contractors
had a $1.6 million lien placed on
the ship when the New Jersey-
based Reefmakers, .which is in
charge of the project, failed to>
pay its bills. -
First State Bank of the Florida
Keys came to the rescue, buying
the vessel for $1.35 million.
Now it's smooth sailing for
the Vandenberg. But it wasn't all


smooth sailing in Key West the
past 12 months.
+ Hurricane Ike passed south
of the Keys on Sept. 8, causing
flooding in Key West and a tora-
do near Key Largo; a mandatory
resident evacuation was called
but went largely unheeded. When
Ike was still three days away
from the Keys, National Weather
Service forecasters were predict-
ing the storm would hit the
Middle Keys as a powerful
Category 4. Ike ended up hitting
Cuba.
Tropical Storm Fay passed
near Key West on Aug. 18, bring-
ing rain and winds but minimal
damage - and a full-scale tourist
evacuation. An estimated 25,000
tourists were kicked out of the
Keys; the Tourist Development
Council estimated business losses
from $8 million to $10 million.
* The Key West Convalescent
Center closed its doors in early
December, resulting in 80 senior
and infirm patients being moved
to either the Plantation Key
Convalescent Center or to others
on the mainland. The closing
came after a damning inspection


The'USS Vandenberg' was in danger of being sold for scrap but now it seems all things are on
track to get it scuttled as an artificial reef.


by Florida's Agency for Health
Care Administration prompted
Medicare and Medicaid to cut
funding. About 125 staff mem-
bers lost their jobs.
+ Florida Keys native Donie
Lee was swore in as Key West
police chief in November. City
Manager Jim Scholl appointed
Lee interim chief in March, fol-
lowing the resignation of Chief
Bill Maudlin. Maudlin quit amid
accusations that he sexually
harassed then-city spokeswoman
Christie Phillips.


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Lee, when he was still chief,
fired Officer Patti Child in July
after a Key West-based newspa-
per published risque pictures
Child had posted to her
Myspace.com. page.
* In March, Scholl named
General Services Director David
Fernandez and Mark Finigan, for-
mer director of operations for the
developer Cortex, assistant city
managers, replacing the retired
John Jones, who worked for the
city for 16 years.
* Scholl hired Amy Kimball-


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Murley as city planner in April;
Kimball-Murley had been interim
planner since January, when she
replaced Gail Kenson, who went
to work for the Navy. Kimball-
Murley's primary task in the new
year will be overseeing a wide-
ranging update of the city's 1993
land-use plan.
* In a 4-3 October vote, the
City Commission renewed a con-
tract with Paul Clayton, the city's
affordable housing coordinator,
for $40,000. Clayton was first
hired in February 2007. Some
question whether his work is
worth the money.
+ A lawsuit between the city
and former Police Officer Tom
Neary remains ongoing, with a
round of depositions taking place
in November. Neary claims
unfair treatment.
He was fired this year follow-
ing allegations that he claimed to
be a federal agent sent to investi-
gate corruption within the Police
Department.
* Settlement talks are ongo-
ing between the city and former
Code Compliance Officer Jim
Young, who was fired without
cause in 2006 by then-City
Manager Julio Avael. Young
claims it's because he pursued a
code caseagainst a friend of then-
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Saturday, December 27, 2008 13


By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

.For better or worse, 2008
might well be remembered as the
beginning of the Ken Fields era
in Islamorada. And, for better or
worse, it was the year the village
took major strides in bringing
advanced sewer treatment to its
islands.
The year began with a his-
toric election, with all' five
Village Council seats up for
grabs. The only candidate spared
a race was Cathi Hill, who,
returned to Seat 4 unopposed
and was later selected the city's
mayor by her council colleagues.
In Seat 1, retired Don
Achenberg, who was. appointed
to the seat in 2006 after Patty
Schmidt, stepped down, won re-
election over Coconut Cove
Resort owner Paul Bates.
-Seat 2 saw the only race with-
out an incumbent; writer Jill
-Ziia Borski won over Rod
Halenza.
Incumbent Michael
Reckwerdt, a marina owner, eas-
ily defeated- Ron Levy,
Islamorada's first mayor, in the
race for Seat 5.
The tightest.race was for Seat
4, -where architect and incum-
bent Mayor Dave Boerner failed
- to receive more than the required
50 percent of the vote against
resort owner Jim Rhyne and
charter captain Dave Purdo. In
the runoff between top vote-get-
ters Boerer and Rhyne, Boerner
narrowly won by only three
votes.
Shortly after the general elec-
tion, with the Boerer-Rhyne
race still undecided, the council
unanimously approved hiring
Fields, a former manager for the
Seminole Tribe of Florida and
assistant manager of Hollywood,
Fla., at a salary of $154,000.
Former manager Gary Word


stepped down in last January
after a tumultuous relationship
with the council due to, in no
small part, the failings of the
first phase of the North
Plantation Key pilot sewer proj-
ect.-":
Fields' marching orders were
simple: Fix the system and move
the village forward on meeting
the state's July 2010 deadline for
advanced wastewater treatment
in the Keys.
One controversial decision on
that path was the firing of
Finance Director Alice
Filinovich and the hiring of
Cindy Lawson, who had worked
with the village before on a con-
tractual basis and also with the
city of Marathon during its
sewer design and implementa-
tion.
Fields created a wastewater
team with Lawson and Utilities
Director Myles Milander. He
recently reported the Plantation
Key plant is working with little
problems and at or above state
water quality standards.
The council passed waste-
water assessments at $631 per
property to pay for initial design
and planning of a villagewide
system. That assessment is now
being challenged in several law-
suits.
With the money from the
assessments, the village will pay
for newly hired wastewater engi-
neer Hazen and Sawyer to over-
see the entire project.
Fields also effectively negoti-
ated a deal with the state to allow
owners of resort and condomini-
um package plants to not have to
pay thousands of dollars to
upgrade their plants to 2010
standards, only to dismantle
them when the village system is
available.
However, progress - nearly


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Flamingo marina services that have been cur-
amig marina tailed, park staff announced.
"Canoe rentals will continue
Fuel sales at Flamingo in the _to be available, however all boat
Everglades National Park dried tours, skiff rentals, fuel, and beer
upthis week. [and] wine sales will not avail-
While a private contractor able until further notice," a park
takes over concession services at spokeswoman said in a prepared
Flamingo,- a popular spot for statement.
Keys and mainland anglers -


ing to develop architectural and
design standards for new devel-
opment to control the look of
such businesses.
The village also made
progress on several capital proj-
ects, including constructing a
community center and a bath-
house at Founders Park and a
new fire station on Lower
Matecumbe Key.
2008 also saw the demolition
of the former Plantation Key


came to a stop, according to
Fields, when the council split on
a decision to require mandatory
hookup to the village system by
all property owners. Reckwerdt
changed his \ote at the last
minute to pass the measure 3-2.
Outside of wastewater, the
village lost a legal battle to keep
its ordinance that bans chain
restaurants and big-box stores in
village limits. With the law over-
turned, the council is now work-


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although only after architects
redesigned it after several coun-
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Keys News


Two victories, one solid, one partial


J-hooks remain,
grouper ban
off for now
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Florida Keys anglers found
themselves in the middle of two
major disputes over new fishing
rules in 2008.
They got relief from one of
them - for now - and attained
victoryin the other
Both controversies involved


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the South Florida Fishery
Management Council.
The bottom line: A proposed
four-month closure on the gag
grouper, red grouper and black
grouper fishery in federal
Atlantic Ocean waters January
through April won't happen in
2009 - but could in the future.
And the use of J-hooks is still
allowed for Atlantic snapper.
The grouper rule written and
;passed by the South Atlantic
Council in September primarily
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A snapper is gut hooked on a J-hook during a May fishing trip in which four anglers compared
J-hooks to circle hooks. A proposed federal regulation banning J-hooks from certain types of
fishing was ultimately killed


season. But gag grouper are rela-
tively uncommon in the Keys.
However, the federal rule
included red and black grouper,
both favorite food fish for. Keys
recreational and commercial
fishermen.
The aim was to reduce
.bycatch of gag taken.by mistake,.
and because the most recent
stock information on red and
black grouper indicates they are
"undergoing . overfishing,"
according to the agency.
Keys charter captains and
crew protested loudly and fre-
quently that the red and black
closure would threaten their


livelihoods since it would come
at the height of tourist season.
"When we finally get the
tourists back in February and
have a chance to start digging
ourselves out of the hole, they
shut us down," said Key West
charter Capt. Andy Griffiths,
leading the fight against the clo-
sure with Islamorada guide Bill.
Kelly.
'The scientific reports on red
and black grouper are seriously
outdated and much less com-
plete than the full stock assess-
ment usually required to trigger
a closure, they argued. Monroe
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bers of commerce filed resolu-
tions against the closure.
The state Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
backed the position taken by the
South Florida fishing communi-
ty and tried to create an exemp-
tion for red and black grouper in
Keys waters. It failed on an 8-5
vote.
South Florida U.S. Rep.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen took the
issue to U.S. Commerce
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who
has the power to block or change
the closure.
He took no public stand -
but on Dec. 19, National Marine
Fisheries Service Regional
Director Roy Crabtree said the
closure was dead for 2009
because the proposed rule wasn't
listed on the Federal Register in
time to effectively protect gag
grouper during their spawning
season.
So for now, there is no
grouper closure in the Atlantic.

J-hooks stay
In the battle over circle hooks
vs. J-hooks, Keys anglers reeled
in a win:
South Atlantic council staff
proposed that anglers be
required to use circle hooks for
all snapper and grouper catches
rather than the more familiar J-
hooks.
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'Glades plan getting land infusion


-200:8 REWIND I


are skeptical tem has caused significant and
sustained damage to the
of the costs resources of the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary,
By KEVIN WADLOW including to watch reefs and to
Senior Staff Writer the nursery grounds of spiny lob-
kwadlow@keynoter.com ster, shrimp and reef fish...," the
Sanctuary Advisory Council said
The best environmental news in a December resolution back-
for the Florida Keys in 2008 ing the acquisition.
came from about 200 miles The planned purchase was the
north, when state officials decid- biggest Everglades news in eight
ed to buy a massive chunk of years, since state and federal
Florida sugar land. But the deci- officials hailed the launch of
sion is hardly being hailed unan- wide-ranging efforts to restore
imously as a good deal for the the Everglades. The overall cost
state. - is now estimated at more than
The proposal, announced by $11 billion.
Gov. Charlie Crist to much fan- . But experts at a Key Largo
fare in June, is now for the state workshop in November
to work to purchase about acknowledged that while plan-
181,000 acres - nearly 300 ning and some significant proj-
square miles - of land owned ects have taken place since the
by the U.S. Sugar Corp. south of 2000 start of restoration work,
Lake Okeechobee. the effort generally has fallen far
The battered and shriveled behind schedule.
Everglades -ecosystem would Crist's - proposal brought
benefit from returning more land renewed focus to the Everglades.
to a natural marshy state, and by The governor first proposed to
making it possible to create a pay $1.75 .billion for U.S.
semblance of the "river of grass" Sugar's assets, and handed
that once fed freshwater to South responsibility for the deal to the
Floiida and Florida Bay. - South Florida Water
Over the decades, Florida Management District.
Bay has changed from a brackish In mid-December, the water
ecosystem to a more saltwater district's board voted 4-3 to go
environment, forward with the purchase. The
"It has been determined that price would be cut by about
restricted freshwater flows. $400 million but U.S. Sugar
through the Everglades ecosys- would keep many of its industri-
al facilities.


But some


New medical examiner arrives


COUNTY / From 10

1998, finally opens to much fan-
fare.

September
* New County Medical
Examiner Dr. E. Hunt
Scheuerman arrives, replacing
longtime medical examiner Dr.
SMichael Hunter, who served in
that post for six years and took a
similar job in the Panhandle. -

October
*. Federal officials fine Key
West International Airport termi-
nal contractors $171,250 for vio-
lations of safety rules. Carlos
Umberto Fuentes, 39, was killed
in. April -while working on a
gara ainbi '. . '


* Following a federal jury's
verdict that County
Commissioner Sonny McCoy's
sexually tinged stories created a
hostile workplace for one of his
former aides, an Oct. 15 dedica-
tion for the McCoy Terminal
Complex at the airport is post-
poned indefinitely.
* A county code enforcement
fine that had grown to $1.47 mil-
lion for the owner of a Manatee
Cove condo was reduced to
$10,000 - breaking the county
policy set in May to collect a
minimum of 85 percent of
accrued fines.

November
* Deputy Nick Pham, 38,
dies when his patrol car collides
*tith a tractor frailef at mile mark-
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* Former county Fire Chief
Clark Martin Jr. dies after a long
battle with cancer.
* The Florida Cabinet
extends Area of Critical State
Concern status for the Keys. The
designation gives the state devel-
opment oversight.
+ After years of delays and
millions. in cost overruns, the
Freeman Justice Center in Key
West finally opens to fanfare.
Final cost was more than $17
million.

December
* Commissioners, heeding a
nonbinding voter referendum that
took place in November, approve
setting up two taxing districts to
help underwrite the cost of
TraumaStar, the Sheriff's
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ocean acidification.
Support for a new marine
protected area at Snapper Ledge
off the Upper Keys gained steam
this year, with more than 2,000
virtual signatures submitted on
an online petition to the marine
sanctuary.
Underwater photographer
Steve Frink of Key Largo says


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watching fish but that fishing
activity has harmed fish popula-
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District board member and
former Chairman Mike Collins,
an Islamorada fishing guide,
remains skeptical of the pur-
chase and voted against it.
Among other issues, he worries
the purchase price will leave no
money to undertake construction
work needed to handle the south-
flowing water. And some state
legislators who agree threaten to
withhold district money to fore-
stall the purchase.
Many conservation groups,
including . the Everglades
Foundation, continue to support
the purchase.

Coral protection
New protections for elkhom
and staghorn corals took effect
in November, about two years.
after the branching corals
received federal designation as
threatened species under the
Endangered Species Act.
The regulations generally
allow more vigorous enforce-
ment of protective measures,
many of which had already been
enacted locally by the national
marine sanctuary.
About 90 percent of branch-
ing corals have disappeared, lost
to declining environmental con-
ditions and disease, biologists
say.
While supporting the desig-
nation, some critics such as the
Center for Biological Diversity_
say the measures don't go far
enough to counter major threats
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infighting
mark 2008
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

News surrounding the
Monroe Couity School
District in 2008 -was dominat-
ed by the budget - specifical-
ly, shrinking revenues and
major spending cuts.
Dealing with the budget
was a familiar crowd of elect-
ed officials, including
Superintendent Randy
Acevedo, who was re-elected
to a second four-year term in
November over challenger
Fred Colvard of Marathon.
School Board members
Andy Griffiths and Duncan
Mathewson also won re-elec-
tion, although Griffiths won
unopposed and Mathewson's
challenger made virtually no
public appearances.
The budget season began
this spring with the School
Board setting a spending cap
of $88 million for operations
for the 2008-09 year. That was
later pushed to $90.5. million
to include negotiated teacher
raises.
Acevedo claimed he cut $6
million in projected spending
to meet the cap, which was
about 3.7 percent less than
spending the past year. The
resulting tax rate of $292.20
per $100,000 of property
value was 1.5 percent less than
last year's rate.
But in November, the dis-
trict learned it would have to
return $1.5 million in funding


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to the state. Combined with
declining property and sales
tax revenues, the shortfall will.
likely be $3 million, Acevedo
estimates.
In response, Acevedo pro-
posed and the board approved
$2.2 million in initial cuts to
after-school and summer
school programs, schools' dis-
cretionary spending, teacher
development programs and
other programs.
Although Acevedo said he
wants to save existing jobs,
board members said personnel
cuts' are likely.
But what often eclipsed the
dire economic straits was the
way School Board members
and Acevedo approached the
issues - and it often erupted
in heated exchanges during
meetings and in the press.
Board member Steve
Pribramsky even charged the
board had become a "gang of
three" voting bloc when
Griffiths was chosen to suc-
ceed him as chairman instead
of budget watchdog and board
ally John Dick.
Both Pribramsky and Dick
were critical of Acevedo's
budgeting, namely, moving
millions of dollars out of the
capital budget, which pays for
new school construction and
other projects, into the operat-
ing budget.
They claimed the depleted
capital budget is now barely
sufficient to meet the district's
debt payments and makes bor-
rowing more money for new
projects nearly impossible.,
Acevedo has said he now
wants to push back construc-


tion of a new Horace O'Bryant
Middle School in Key West
until the budget picture
becomes clearer. That also
leaves major renovations at
Plantation Key School, long
promised to parents, in limbo.
Dick also led the charge
against a potential $60,000
contract with the Marathon-
based Education Coalition of
Monroe County to fund its
popular summer camp pro-
grams and expand other pro-
grams into schools.
Some thought the contract
was a reward to coalition
director Tina Belotti, who
actively supported Acevedo
during his re-election cam-
paign.
The tension came to a head
on Dec. 16 in a non-recorded
and unadvertised meeting
before the final School Board
meeting the year, where
Griffiths asked all parties to
"clear the air and work togeth-
er."
Board members agreed to
not undermine their work by
using inflammatory words
publicly, and Acevedo prom-
ised more open communica-
tion of his decisions and any
potential news coming out of
district offices.
Scholastically, Keys
schools showed improvement
in 2008, with all but one
attaining an "A" rating from
the state based on Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test scores. Key West High
School was rated a "B"
school.
Graduation rates also
improved this year from 33rd
in the state to ninth.


Council nixes circle-hook rule


FISHING / From 14

A fish released back to the
water stands a much better
chance of survival if it's caught
by the lip rather than gut-
hooked, fishery biologists say.
They contend that circle hooks
are less likely to be swallowed
by the fish.
Many offshore billfish tour-
naments already require circle
hooks to'help preserve the stock
of coveted sailfish and .marlin.


But both recreational and
commercial fishermen contend-
ed in 2008 hearings that circle
hooks are much less effective
than J-hooks in catching shal-
low-water snapper species.
Members and affiliates of the
Islamorada Charter Boat
Association made a test reef trip
this spring, conducting the best
comparison study they could.
They concluded that yellowtail
snapper solidly on the line were
able to thro%\ the ,hook three
times as often with a circle hook


as with a J-hook.
The difference between the
two hooks in the number of
snapper gut-hooked was negligi-
ble.
The South Atlantic council
accepted the findings, and
turned down the circle-hook
requirement for snapper and
grouper in the Atlantic.
Circle hooks are still required
for snapper and grouper in the
Gulf of Mexico, in both state
and federal waters ,,


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Keys News


Saturday, December 27, 2008 17


College enrollment up


And several
new projects
on the table
BySEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

At Florida Keys
Community College in 2008,
President Jill Landesberg-
Boyle boasted about increased
enrollment and bold new proj-
ects she wants to oversee, but
she also endured a lot of criti-
cism - mostly from current
-and former employees.
She became a lightning
bolt, with many seeing her as


heavy-handed. She responds
that with change - she
replaced Bill Seeker, president
for more than a quarter centu-
ry - must come acceptance of
that change.
At the college in 2008:
* The Board of Trustees
voted in November to estab-
lish a nonprofit direct support
organization called the Island
Living Campus Foundation,
charged with handling the
financing and administration
of a proposed dormitory.
Gov. Charlie Crist
approved plans for on-campus
housing in June: Requests for


proposals to design and build
the dorm are out but prelimi-
nary plans call for a 100-room
building costing between $5
million and $10 million.
* Student enrollment has
dramatically increased. At the
end of the fall semester in
2008, a head count showed
2,036 students, or 402 full-
time equivalent students (most
FKCC students attend part-
time). The same benchmark
from 2007 yielded a head-
count at 1,591 and a full-time
equivalency of 298.
* The Board of Trustees
approved $13.8 million in cap-
ital spending for 2009 to 2010
- although with the economy


down, that could prove to be
too aggressive.
Projects include new build-
ing for physical education,
applied arts and vocational
training at the Stock Island
campus; remodeling the old
marine propulsion buildings;
widespread renovations to
bring properties into
Americans with Disabilities
Act compliance; and identify-
ing and purchasing an Upper
Keys campus site. In the
Upper Keys, the college now
operates out of Coral Shores
High School (and in the
Middle Keys, out of Marathon
High).
* College officials


unveiled plans for a three-
pronged hospitality program
to include classes in hospitali-
ty, culinary arts and tourism.
Limited classes could start in
the spring, with a full program
set to roll out in fall 2009.

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Assistant City Manager John
Jones.
* In February, the city
passed an emergency zoning-in-
progress ordinance that-halted
new development after Judge
Wayne Miller declared the city's
rate-of-growth ordinance had
expired and was invalid. The
ruling came following lawsuits
filed by the owner of the
Southernmost House against the
city over transient rental licens-
es. The city is in the preliminary
phases of redrafting ROGO.
* In August, the City
Commission voted against put-
ting on the ballot a referendum
asking voters whether the city
should acquire Higgs Beach
from- Monroe County, citing
improvement costs.
* On Sept. 16, the City
Commission voted to cancel an
agreement with the Bahama
Conch Community Land Trust
that gave the affordable housing
and preservation group the abil-
ity to make recommendations to
the city on how to use a special
tax fund for redevelopment in
Bahama Village. Comm-
issioners decided to appoint a
seven-member board to do the
job.
* The City Commission
approved 4 99-year lease agree-
ment, at $1 per year, with the
Florida Keys Assisted Living
Care Coalition for a 3.7-acre
parcel at the Truman Waterfront.
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priced between $1,000 and
$4,900 for monthly rental or
between $200,000 and $1.5 mil-
lion to buy.
+ The Homebuyer's
Assistance Program was imple-
mented late this year. The pro-
gram will provide interest-free
loans up to $20,000 to eligible
applicants for help with down
payments on homes. Funding
for the program is derived from
a $300,000 code settlement.
* In early December, the
Planning Board voted to deny a
request from the Truman Annex
Property Owners Association
for a variance that would allow
the neighborhood association to
erect a 15-foot-tall gate at the
Southard Street entrance to the
upscale neighborhood.
* In two rounds of job cuts,
the city got rid of about 40
employee positions, citing a
strained budget year. The cuts
included school crossing guards.
* Key West lost a dedicated
public servant and staunch
advocate of pedestrian and bicy-
clist safety in October with the
death of 55-year-old Jim
Malcolm, who succumbed to
brain cancer. Malcolm began
working for the city in 1999 as
the bicycle/pedestrian and
Americans with Disabilities Act
coordinator. The bicycle path
along North Roosevelt
Boulevard was renamed Jim
Malcolm Way in his honor.
* Key West icon Capt. Tony
Tarracino died of heart and lung
problems at the age of 92 in
November. In true Tarracino
style, a parade and street party
followed his funeral.


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Saturday, December 27, 2008
KEYNOTER in


Price at the pump


Sunoco
Mile r r Ir �r ;.
$1.53


Fairway
Maratr,:,r
$1.77

Shell
Key :-'. .E r,
$1,99'


Keys briefs


BB&T raising
dividend payment

BB&T Corp has
announced a 2009 first-quar-
ter dik idend of 47 cents per
share. a 2.2 percent increase
o\er the 46 cents paid in the
first quarter of 2008 The
dividend w ill be paid Feb. 2
to shareholders of record as
of Jan. 9.
BB&T is headquartered
in Winston-Salenl. N.C.. and
has bank branches through-
out the Ke) s.

AARP Tax-Aide
needs volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide. the
nation's largest free volun-
teer-run tax assistance and
preparation service, is look-
ing for Kess volunteerss to
help in computerized income
tax preparation.
Volunteers receive free tax
trarunng, to be held in
Marathon beginning Jan. 20.
and are reimbursed for quali-
fied expenses such as
mileage. They help cus-
tomers one on one at tax sites
throughout the count. from
Feb. I through April 15.
For more information on
how to help. call Edie
Kororkm at 289-7255.
AARPTa\-Aide is a pro-
gram of the AARP
Foundation offered in con-
junction \ ith the Internal
Revenue Seri ice.


Wild year for fill-ups

Costs plummet,
drilling ban
also fades away
By MARGARET MENGE
mmenge@keynoter.com . -


Remember when cars were
lining up to get gas for $3.89 a
gallon?
That was just four months
back, when gas prices finally
started coming back down. And
boy, did they come down fast.
On Oct. 10, gasoline was
down to $3.16 a gallon at the
Chevron Island station on
Summerland Key: "Gas prices
plummet" was the Keynoter
headline the next morning.
But by the time the paper hit the
streets, gas at the Chevron had fall-
en even more - below $3 a gallon
-a 17 cent drop overnight.
Gas is now down below $2 a
gallon in the Keys, and still falling.
On Dec. 18, the price for a barrel
of crude was down to $38 - a
third of what it was at its high. So
those numbers at the pump should
keep turning back. How low can
gas go? Nobody knows.
Gas prices may mean more to
the Keys than just about anywhere
else. We have two'main industries,
tourism and fishing. Without
affordable gas, both are toast.
That's because the Keys are
considered a drive market for
tourists, and once they get here,
there needs to be fuel in the boats


Two men fill up drums at the Tom Thumb gas station on Big Pine
Key on Aug. 7 when gas dropped to $3.89 a gallon.


to take them out.
Gas reached a high of more
than $4.40 a gallon in Key West
in late July, prompting calls for
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off
Florida's west coast, where it's
been prohibited.
Polls showed the majority of
Floridians in favor of offshore
drilling. And politicians were tak-


ing notice.
Reached by e-mail by the
Keynoter on July 14, former Gov.
Jeb Bush said that if he'd known
while he was governor that prices
would spike so high, he'd have
favored drilling off Florida's
coast - with proper safeguards.
See GAS / 20


Tourism holds on


But bed taxes
fall throughout
most of the Keys
By MARGARET MENGE
mmengc@keynoter.com

The tourism industry in the
Keys didn't exactly crash and
burn in 2008.
In fact, when the fiscal year
ended on Sept. 30 and the num-
bers were added up, Monroe
'County showed an increase in
tourist dollars coming into the
Keys, as measured by bed tax
numbers released by the Tourist
Development Council. But only


Key West had real reason to cel-
ebrate.
The TDC district that encom-
passes Key West had a banner
year, with more than $8 million
in bed taxes collected in fiscal
year 2008 (October 2007
through September 2008). That
was more than in any prior year
and reflected an increase every
month of the year except
September, when hurricane evac-
uations sent tourists packing and
kept them away.
And even in October, the start
of the 2009 fiscal year, when
news had already hit that the
U.S. banking system was falling


apart, Key West showed an
uptick in bed tax revenue -
albeit just half a percent higher
than in October 2007.
But all was not well elsewhere
in the Keys. The same fiscal year
2008 Three Penny Revenue
Report showed bed tax revenue
down in every other region of the
Keys.
In Marathon, there was a 12
percent drop in bed tax revenue
in FY 2008 - the biggest drop
of any of the five districts in the
Keys. The Lower Keys, in com-
parison, were down just 5.4 per-
cent year over year.
. Islamorada started fiscal year


See TOURISM / 20


Tere Lanza combines her
love of food and music in
a new cafe at the Rain
Barrel on Plantation Key.

Tere Lanza's

Beautique Cafe

Concerto
Mile marker 86.7
There Lanza \,ants it rdlke
her comer of the noted Rain
Barrel Gallen a desination for
dining. music and shopping.
Tere Lanza's Beautique
Cafe Concerto opened to
October to ser e breakfast
and lunch on a. landscaped
garden patio.
"\\e'\e workedd hard to
make this a special place,"
said Lanza, a local musician
and dance instructor. "Ve
\aunt people to enjoy\ them-
selves here."
The cafe serves a gourmet
hot-lunch special that
changes daily. Seafood often
is tcatured. Each Monday. a
local guest chef \ ill prepare a
;pecLal course.
Sand\\iches are available
unili! 4 p.m.. along %' nh coftce
drinks. Customers can enijo
live inuic and a dance floor.
Plans for evening hours
are in the works. \ ith an
application for a beer and
wine license pending.
A boutque that operates in
conjunction \iili the cale
offers unique gifts and care-
full', selected apparel items,
Lanza said.
."We hake one-ot-a-kind
jewelry items from Brazil and
South Africa. and one-size
dres,-es from Peru.' she said.
SThe Rain Barrel is open 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a
week.


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GAS/ From 19

The e-niail communication
between, the Keynoter and the
former governor occurred the
same - day President - Bush
announced he was lifting the-
executive ban on offshore drilling
off the coast of Florida. Congress
let the congressional ban on off-
shore drilling expire in
September, around the same time
delegates to the Republican
National Convention were seen
on national television chanting
"Drill baby drill!" on the conven-
tion floor.
Now all eyes are on President-
elect Barack Obama. Green
groups want him to reinstate the
executive ban. Experts say he'll
call for an environmental impact
statement to measure the impact
of oil rigs off Florida's Gulf coast.

Ethanol
Know what E-10 is? If you
don't, you should.


Gas in 2008


Chevron Island
Summerland Key
* Jan. 3: $3.09 a gallon.
* July 17: $4.38 a gallon.
* Dec. 18: $1.84 a gallon.


Chances are, you started put-
ting it in your gas tank in 2008.
E-10 is the 10 percent ethanol, 90
percent gasoline mix now sold at
almost every gas station in the
Florida Keys.
Spurred on by federal rebates
and a state requirement that they
sell only E-10 by 2010, most gas
stations here changed over in
2008. The Hess station in .Key
Largo was the first to convert. It
was followed by Mobil stations
owned by Dion's in April. The
Chevrons changed over in July
and, when they couldn't hold out


any longer - citing pressure
from suppliers - the Tom
Thumb stations and the Marlin
stations in the Upper Keys
switched in the late fall.
Tom McCarthy, one of the
executives at Tom Thumb head-
quarters in Broward County, told
the Keynoter in the summer he was
holding off because he'd heard
boaters were nervous about E-10.
And they may have a right to be.
The Naples News reported
Nov. 22 that boat mechanics said
the ethanol-mixed gas was pulling
moisture into boats' vented fuel
tanks, clogging fuel systems.
Fortunately, under the state
law passed earlier this year, mari-
nas can continue to sell regular
gas past 2010.
In a survey of gas stations in
the Florida Keys, there are now
just two gas stations selling regu-
lar gas, both of them independ-
ently owned. One is Gasland in
Tavemier, a Sunoco station; the
other is Micelli Pefri Gas Station
in Key Largo.


Only Key West shows increase


TOURISM / From 19

2008 strong, with revenue up
through February, but then
showed a year-over-year
decrease in every month after.
Key Largo was down just 1 per-
cent from 2007.
In Marathon, debate flew
back and forth, with many. com-
plaining the Middle Keys were
down because there's nothing to
do, while others trumpeted the
city's attractions - mainly;
Pigeon Key, the Turtle Hospital,
the Dolphin Research Center
and Sombrero Beach.
On July 22, Marathon City
Councilman Don Vasil proposed
creating a tourism panel that
would serve under the council.
But Marathon businesspeople
objected, and what resulted this
month was the creation of not a
panel, but an Economic
Development Commission to be
overseen by the Greater
Marathon - Chamber of
Commerce.
The chamber, meanwhile, has
put a call out to Marathon for
help in coming up with a new
slogan, something that describes
not just the city's location (Heart
of the Keys) but what people
might expect to find when they


Slupp\. Joe's will be
cloIed until Hurric-ane Ike
has passed.
iftallA I-nn.


With models showing Hurricane
Ike headed straight for Key
West, Sloppy Joe's on Duval
Street closed its doors. Several
business owners in the Keys
later complained that officials
acted too soon in calling for an
evacuation of visitors and resi-
dents in September, at the end
of the summer tourist season.

get there. And they'll have. an
easier time getting there now that
a commercial airline has returned
to Florida Keys Marathon
Airport.
Cape Air, in a business ven-
ture with Continental Airlines,
began offering three flights a
day to Fort Myers from
Marathon, at a reasonable price,
on Dec. 19.
Also at the tail end of 2008


came news of a rescue of the
USS Vandenberg, the 520-foot
former military ship to be sunk
as an artificial reef off Key West.
As costs for cleaning and trans-
porting the ship escalated
throughout 2008, lien holders
appeared and bankers cut off
funding, it appeared the ship, to
which the city of Key West holds
title, would never get here.
Then, on Dec. 17, when the
ship went up for auction at a
Virginia shipyard as ordered by
a federal judge, First State Bank
of the Florida Keys swooped
down and bought it, using the
remainder of the money commit-
ted for the project by a bank con-
sortium that includes First State,
Orion Bank and BB&T.
The sinking of the
Vandenberg is expected to
attract gobs of television crews
and win $40 million of What is
referred to as "free media."
And that, supporters say, will
spur'tourists to come down in
droves and check out the
Vandenberg - which will be the
second largest ship intentionally
scuttled as an artificial reef.
They cite the Spiegel Grove,
a 510-foot ship sunk off Key
Largo earlier this decade. The
Spiegel Grove attracts thousands
of divers each year.


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CARTOONS AND MORE: The New
York Children's International Film
Festival opens this week in
Islamorada. See arts calendar on
page 26..
SYMPHONY SPECTACULAR:
Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin
plays Shostakovich at the Key
West Symphony's 11th season
opener. See story on page 23.


New Year's Eve 2009







22 Saturday, December 27, 2008


Keys Arts & Entertainment


Movie Times .... 23
Calendar ......25




. Female impersonator
"Sushi" (Gary Marion)
talks to a sea of revelers
on Dec. 31,2005, just
before being lowered to
Duval Street: The red shoe
drop was conceived by
the owners of the
Bourbon Street Pub as an
answer to the New Year's
ball drop in New York
City's Times Square.
Photo by Andy
Newman/Florida Keys
"- News Bureau


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New Year's 2009


Upper Keys
Ring in 2009 with fireworks
,at midnight over Blackwater
Sound. The fireworks display,
sponsored by local businesses,
can be seen from bars and
restaurants around mile markers
103-104 in Key Largo. Think
Senior Frijoles, Cactus Jack's,
Gus' Grille at the Marriott Key
Largo Bay Resort and the
Caribbean Club.
At Gilbert's Resort in Key
Largo, there's a New Year's
karaoke contest with dance
music and a DJ from 7:30 p.m.
until the wee hours. First place
winner gets a $300 gift card. At
Holiday Isle in Islamorada,


Moose and the Bulletproof Blues.
Band play the Blues and
Southern Rock in the Tiki bar
from 9 p.m. until around 2:30
a.m. At Pierre's Restaurant in
Islamorada, it's reservations
only. Seatings are every half
hour beginning at 6 p.m. Cost
for four-course dinner and cham-
pagne toast at midnight is $145
per person. Morada Bay Beach
Caf6, Pierre's neighbor, is offer-
ing its usual i la carte menu of
gourmet food. Outside on the
Beach, in between both restau-
rants, large-screen TV will be
set up so diners at Pierre's and
Morada Bay can come out and
watch the ball drop in Times


Schooner Wharf Bar co-owner Evalena Worthington (above)
drops from the mast of a tall ship at the 2005 New Year's Eve
spectacle at Key West's Historic Seaport.


Square and see fireworks over
the bay. Local band Rythmation
will pJay live rock and reggae.
To make reservations at Pierre's
call 664-3225.
Marathon
The 'Heart of the Keys' does-
n't have any one big event.
There are no fireworks, or ball


drops. But that doesn't mean
there's nothing going on. The
Marathon Jaycees are hosting a
New Year's Eve Masquerade
from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the
Jaycees building, at 33rd Street,
gulfside. The $5 admission
includes one free drink and a


- See NEW YEAR'S / 23


Stars Above... Stars Onstage












AF 0



S. '..- . " - " - Crank Balls" from Shorts 2. Dec. 30

New York International Children's Film Festival
8 Nights of World's Best Kids' Films
Dec.26 My Neighbor Totoro, all ages, 7 p.m.
Dec.27 Lotte from Gadgetrille, ages 3-8, 7 p.m.
Dec.29 Natural History of the Chicken, ages 10+, 7 p.m.
Dec.30 Shorts I, ages 3-8, 6 p.m.
Dec.30 Shorts II, ages 8+, 7:30 p.m.
Jan.1 Skymaster, ages 7+, 7 p.m.
Jan.2 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, ages 9+, 7 p.m.
Jan.4 Girls POV, ages 10-adult,7 p.m.
Jan.9 Replay-Back by popular demand!, 7 p.m.
All films at , TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater
~. Islamorada Founders Park, MM 87 Bayslde
Bad Weather:, Films moved to Coral Shores Performing Arts Center, MM90.
Check www.kevslce.com for up-to-the-minute information and film details.
Tickets -- Great Stocking Stuffers!
$5 for adults and children
Advance Special: $20 for five tickets available at:
Cover to Cover Books, Tavernier Town Shopping Center
Hooked on Books, MM 82.6, Islamorada
BabyCakes Boutique, MM 80.9, Islamorada
TIB Bank branches
,, , ~ Great Dance,.Music, Theater!
iW). W , .kevsice.com Mdr6 1 305/395-6344
ISL AMORADA COAtMLNI rY ENTER TAlINAIENI


L'Attitudes


Jan. 1 in Founders Park

On Jan. 1, Founders Park in Islamorada parties with a 5K
run, walk or crawl beginning at 8 a.m. Festivities follow all day,
with a blessing of the fleet at Whale Harbor Bridge at mile
marker 84, a skate competition and jam (at $4 per person)
and a birthday party for Islamorada, the Village of Islands.



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Saturday, December 27, 2008 23


New Year's Eve in the Florida Keys


NEW YEARS / From 22

champagne toast at midnight.
Meanwhile...At the Hurricane at
4650 Overseas Highway, local
favorite Danny Morris will play
surf music, and there's a cham-
pagne toast at midnight while
big screen TV's show the ball
drop in Time's Square with Dick
Clark's "New-Year's Rockin'
Eve.'! No cover.
At Dockside Bar & Grill on
Sombrero Boulevard at mile
marker 50, they're having a big
old party, with champagne toast,
and food served till late, and the
Times Square ball drop on the
TV's. No cover.


Key West
There are three big celebra-
tions in Key West on New Year's


- all of them riffs on the Times
Square ball drop.
At Sloppy Joe's on the comer
of Duval and Greene streets, you
can watch a gigantic conch shell,
the symbol of the Florida Keys,
descend from the skies to the
roof of the'bar. Expect special
effects, pre-midnight antics by a
rooftop host, confetti, lights and
streamers. '
A few blocks away at the
Bourbon St. Pub at 724 Duval,
female impersonator 'Sushi' will
preside over the festivities
perched in a super-sized red high
heel suspended above the crowd.
Seconds before midnight, the
shoe will be lowered from the
complex's second-story balcony


Keys briefs


Russian piano star to
start symphony season

The Key West Symphony
Orchestra begins its 11'1 sea-
son at 8 p.m. on Jan..9 and 10
with the first of three sets of
master concerts, performed at
the Tennessee Williams
Theatre on Stock Island.
Alexander Ghindin, the
Russian who at the age of 17
won the International
Tchaikovsky Competition,
will play Shostakovich's
"Piano Concerto No. 1," to be
followed by a performance of
Beethoven's "Symphony No.
7."
The Key West Symphony
is led by musical director and
founder Sebrina Alfonso.
According to tradition,
there will be a freejnteractive
concert for Monroe County
schoolchildren before both


performances. The Friday
evening performance will fol-
lowed by a reception at the
Southernmost Beach Caf6, at
1405 Duval St. Subscription
tickets for Key West
Symphony's 2009 season are
$125 to $225 per person,
depending on seating, for the
three Friday-night perform-
ances and post-concert recep-
tions, and $95 to $195 per
person for the three Saturday
night performances. Tickets
for individual symphony con-


certs range from $32 to $75
per person. All tickets can be
purchased online at
www.keystix.com or by
calling the Tennessee
Williams Theatre box office
at (305) 296-1520.


Subscriptions

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toward the crowd below. As
midnight strikes, Sushi, whose
annual descent has been featured
on CNN's live New Year's Eve
broadcast, is to land and pop the
cork on a ceremonial bottle of
champagne.
Down in Key West's Historic
Seaport, New Year's Eve revelry


combines with a salute to the
island's colorful seafaring her-
itage. Just before midnight, a
pirate wench is to begin her
descent from the top of the mast
of a stately tall ship - reaching
the deck as the clock strikes and
the calendar turns on another
year.


NOWSHOIN


Bedtime
Stories

Adam Sandier
Keri Russell
Guy .Pearce


Rated: PG a " m '






Keys Movie Times

REGAL CINEMAS
Searstown, Key West, 294-0000
All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
* Bedtime Stories,(PG): 1;10,4:10, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.
* Benjamin Button (PG-13): 1:00,4:30 and 9:30 p.m.
* Marley & Me (PG): 1:20,4:20,7:20 and 10:00 p.m.
* Seven Pounds (PG-13): 1:25,4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m.
* The Tale of Despereaux (G): 1:15.4:00 and 7:10 p.m.
* Yes Man (PG-13): 1:30.4:25, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m.
* The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13): 10:20 p.m.
TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 2959493
* Valkyrie (PG-13): 2:15,4:45, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; No 9:30 show
Wednesday.
* Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (PG-13) 2:00 and 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. only.
* How About You (NR): 6:30, 8:30 p.m.: No 8:30 show Monday
and Tuesday: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. only.
* Slumdog Millionaire (R): 2:00.4:15.6:45 and 9:00 p.m.; No 9:00
show Wednesday.

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288
* Bedtime Stories (PG): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9.30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
TAVERNIER TOWNE CINEMA
Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003
* Call for movies and times


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Series tickets on sale
The Upper Keys Concert
Series opens on Saturday, Jan. 17,
with Marc Frampton, a versatile
pianist with a touch of Victor
Borge humor. He's followed on
Tuesday, Feb. 3 by Flamenco
Pura.
The third concert, on Saturday,
Feb. 21, will pair two of the
world's greatest contemporary
guitarists - Leo Kottke and
Pierre Bensusan. Public radio is
planning to record this concert.
On Saturday, March 7, the widely
celebrated Cypress String Quartet
will perform, and the season will
close on Saturday, March 7, with


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All concerts take place at the
Coral Shores Performing Arts
Center in Tavemier.
The series is presented by the
non-profit Islamorada-
Community Entertainment (ICE).
Season tickets may be purchased
for $80 each, or $150 for two,
until Jan. 17 at Upper Keys TIB
Bank branches and both the Key
Largo and Islamorada chambers
of commerce. Single tickets are
$25 in advance and $30 at the
door on the night of the perform-
ance.

Fight Night in Key West
is January 17
The Key.West boxing tradition
is reprised on Jan. 17 with a
seven-bout match overlooking
Key West Harbor at Mallory
Square. The main event at 'Fight
Night in the Keys' is a bout
between Carlos "El Indio"
Quintana and Eromosele "Bad
Boy" Gilbert, a former WBO
world welterweight champion.
Gates open at 6 p.m. First bout
begins at 7. General admission
tickets are $35, ringside seats
$65, VIP seating $150. For tickets
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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, December 27
"Out of the Blue" craft
show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
the Artists in Paradise Gallery
at mile marker 30 on Big Pine
Key. Demonstrations of fish
painting by Kimian, poetry
readings, tarot card readings by
Solaya and artists showing pho-
tography, jewelry, and watercol-
ors. Alsoon Sunday.
Free movies for kids at
12:30 p.m. at the Tropic
Cinema in Key West. "Elmo's
Christmas Countdown" for ages
2-5; Happy Elf for ages 4-8;
and "Meet Dave" for ages 5-12.
Doors open at 12 noon.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult. For plot summaries
go to www.keywesffilm.org.:
New York Children's
International Film Festival at
7 p.m. at the amphitheatre at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Tonight's movie is "Lotte from
Gadgetville," for ages 3-8.
Presented by Islamorada
Community Entertainment
(ICE). Tickets are $5 for kids
and adults. Packet of five is'
$20.
Alliens from 7 p.m. to mid-
night at the Schooner Wharf
Bar, The Key West-born broth-
ers serve up Latin-reggae-funk
infused rock. Also on Sunday.
The Schooner Wharf is at the
bottom of William Street in
Key West.
"Wild Women of Planet.


Wongo" at 8 p.m. at the Red
Barn Theatre at 319 Duval St.
in Key West. This 'intergalactic
musical' opened on Dec. 16,
and plays through Jan. 17.
Directed by Joy Hawkins. For
tickets, call the box office at
296-9911.
"Regrets Only" at 8 p.m. at
the Waterfront Playhouse in
Key West. Directed by Paul.
Rudnick, and starring Mike
Mulligan, George Murphy,
Ronnie Goldstein, Robin Deck,
Karen Grant and Christine
Olivieri. Thursday through
Saturday through Jan. 10.
Sunday, December 28
Sandcastle building contest
from 1-3 p.m. at Sombrero
Beach. Sponsored by the City
of Marathon parks department.
For kids of all ages, and maybe
some adults. Register at the
main pavilion.
Monday, December 29
Nautical ARTCAMP from
10 a.m. to noon at the Key West
Lighthouse. Starts today. Runs
through Dec. 31. Cost is $100,
with a 10% discount for mem-
bers of the Key West Art &
Historical Society. For more
information call 295-6616, ext.
27 or send e-mail to
spereira@kwahs.org.
Beach games from 1-3'p.m.

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at Sombrero Beach. Sponsored
by the City of Marathon. For all
ages.
Doerfel Family Bluegrass
Band from 4:40-9 p.m. at the
.Islamorada Fish Company at
mile marker 81.5. This family of
12 from New York plays
American folk music and blue
grass. 2208 Florida State
Bluegrass Champions. Also on
the 30th.
New York Children's
International Film Festival at
7 p.m. at the amphitheatre at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Tonight's movie is "Natural
History of the Chicken," for
ages 10 and up. Presented by
SIslamorada Community
Entertainment (ICE). Tickets are
$5 for kids and adults. Packet of
five is $20.
Monday night classic "The
Little Princess" at 8 p.m. at the
Tropic Cinema in Key West.
Shirley Temple's first
Technicolor appearance.
Directed by Victor Herbert in -
1939. Discussion led by Mary
Sparacio of Local Paradise TV
after the film.
STickets are $3:

Tuesday, December 30
Limbo contest at 1 p.m. at
Sombrero Beach. For kids of all
ages. Sponsored by the City of


The New Orleans funk band
Galactic plays the Sunset Pier
in Key West on Jan. 3, as part
of the Ocean Key Resort's
'Stars on the Water' series.
Marathon.
John Bartus from 5-10 p.m.
at the Islamorada Fish Company
at mile marker 81.5.
New York Children's
International Film Festival at
7 p.m. at the amphitheatre at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Showing a selection of short
films for kids ages 3-8; and dif-
-ferent ones for kids ages 8 and
up. Presented by Islamorada
Community Entertainment
(ICE). Tickets are $5 for kids
and adults. Packet of five is $20.
"Lucid" at 8 p.m. at the
Tropic Cinema in Key West.
This film, seven years in the
making and shot by locals, had
its premiere here last month.
Tickets are $9.

Wednesday, December 31
New Year's!
See complete listing of
events on Pages 2 and 3.

"Hansel und Gretel"
(Glyndebourne Festival) at 2
p.m. at the Tropic Cinema in
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opera series. Sung in German,
with subtitles in English. Tickets
are $20, and $18 for members of
the Key West Film Society.

Thursday, January 1
First of the Year Festival all
day at Founders Park in
Islamorada. 5K run, walk or
crawl beginning at 8 a.m.
Festivities to follow, with a
blessing of the fleet at Whale
Harbor Bridge at mile marker
84, a skate competition and jam
($4 per person), and a birthday
party for Islamorada.
New York Children's
International Film Festival at
7 p.m. at the amphitheatre at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Tonight's movie is
"Skymaster," for ages 7 and up.
Presented by Islamorada
Community Entertainment
(ICE). Tickets are $5 for kids
and adults. Packet of five is
$20.

Friday, January 2
Oil painting portraits from
1-4 p.m. at the Armory at 600
White St. in Key West. Letty
Novak, creator of the famed
"Faces of Key West" series,
which was made into a book,
teaches this class starting today.
Meets also on Jan. 3 and 4.
Cost is $185, or $155 for mem-
bers of The Studios of Key
West.
The Carter Brothers at
6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Key
Resort's Sunset Pier at Mallory
Square in Key West. These
brothers, distant relatives of the
famous Carter Family, play
country and Americana.
New York Children's
International Film Festival at
7 p.m. at the amphitheatre at
Founders Park in Islamorada.
Tonight's movie is "Nausicaa
of the Valley of the Wind,"'for
ages 9 and up. Presented by
Islamorada Community
Entertainment (ICE). Tickets
are $5 for kids and adults.
Packet of five is $20.

Saturday, January 3

Galactic at 8:45 p.m. at the
Ocean Key Resort's Sunset Pier
at Mallory Square in Key West.
Part of the "Stars on the Water"
series of big concerts, featuring
special guest trombone Shorty,
plus the Lee Boys. Doors open
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Saturday, December 27, 2008 27


Hawver uses photographs to provide inspiration for his paintings of nature in the Florida Keys.


Islamorada artist recognized


John David Hawver was
recognized by the state Fish
and Wildlife .Conservatipn
Commission on Dec. 3 for his
work as an artist "documenting
the simple beauty of the
Florida environment."
Hawver is an artist living in
Islamorada who kayaks to find
his subjects. He says his work
is his way of addressing mod-
em life, urban sprawl and the
depletion of natural resources.
"My work would not have
evolved in this direction if not
for the unique light and color
of my Florida - particularly
South Florida - environment,
especially where sky, land and
water.meet," Hawver said.
"I'm always in awe of the ever-
changing drama, and simplicity
of design."
Hawver travels rivers and
nearshore waters by kayak, or
walks beaches, to photograph
natural Florida, including man-


groves and open water. In his
studio, he sorts, assembles and
reassembles photos to use as
inspiration in making paint-
ings.
Hawver's work can be seen


at the John David Hawver
Gallery at the Rain Barrel
shops at mile marker 86.7. His
work is also on display at the
Spanish Garden Restaurant and
Gallery, mile marker 80.9.


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Keys Living


keys briefs


Girl Scout cookies
go on sale Jan. 15

South Floridians are say-
ing "hola" to an exciting
new\ Girl Scout cookie, fla-
vor. Dulce De Leche.
Inspired by the classic
confections of Latin America.
the Dulce de Leche cookies
should resonate well with
South Floridians because the
Latin flavor has long been a
staple in South Florida. Dukce
de Leche means "candy of
milk' in Spanish.
Cookies will be available
in Monroe County on Jan. 15.
t Presale orders for the
annual Girl Scout Council of
Tropical Florida cookie sale
already took place but direct
sales to the public begin Jan.
15, when Girj Scouts can be
found in front of stores,
banks or in some neighbor-
hoods. selling cookies. The
cookie sale ends Feb. 4.

Learn to take
better photos

Ten tips for taking better
pictures %ill be shared by
Susan Ley, a Key Largo pro-
fcesional photographer, when
she speaks to the Semor
Group at 10:30 a.m. Monday
at the Key Largo library's
community) room, in Trade
Winds Plaza at mile marker
101.5.
Ley. a professional pho-
tographer for 32 Nears, start-
ed taking pictures in her
teens. when she was hired to
care for llamas by a
Kentucky breeder of these
She also wrote a book called.
"Llamas: Woolly,- Winsome,
aren Wonderful."

Al Anon meets
at Big Pine church

AJ Anon. a support group
for family members of alco-
holics, noim meets at St.
Peter Catholic Church on
Big Pine Key at I p.m.
Wednesday . Thl,se attlendl-
i.g can reIn;Min anionymfous.


Kickoff time redux for Dixon


Former New York
Giant reels in TV
show in the Keys
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

They don't want to reinvent
the reel, so to speak, but former
New York Giant Ron Dixon and
music and film producer Stephen
"Stix" Josey are looking to put a
new spin on it.
The two were in the Keys for
the first time Dec. 17 shooting a
pilot for the fishing show
"Adventures in Saltwater" with
Executive Producer Tom Adams.
They fished with the Main
Attraction out of Key Colony
Beach.
"Deion Sanders had a little
fishing show that had. to last
maybe three episodes, 'but for the
most part we realize fishing
shows on Sun Network and
ESPN - they're predominately
white-based. We wanted to
change that up, add a little bit of
color to it," Adams said.
The group hopes to sell the
pilot to the BET network, which
targets black audiences.
"We're not doing anything
that hasn't already been done,
we're just doing it from a differ-
ent angle," Josey said. "There's
not many African-American
anglers."
Dixon has played football in
front of millions of viewers over
the years, even running back a
record two kicks for touchdowns
during the 2000 postseason. The
second came on a 97-yard return
during the third quarter of the
Giants' 34-7 loss to the Baltimore
Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
The son of Robert Bell - bet-
ter known as Kool of Kool & the
Gang - Josey has been around
the entertainment industry his
entire life. He's produced for
John Legend and the Wu-Tang
Clan, among others, and is in the
process of producing a feature
film called "Mama Z" and a doc-
umentary about the life of NBA
star Vince Carter.
But until last week, neither of
them had ever caught a sailfish.
That's the point of the newest
incarnation of "Adventures in
Saltwater," formerly a West Palm
Beach-based show Adams hopes
to take national with Dixon and


Music and film
producer
Stephen 'Stix'
Josey and former
New York Giant
Ron Dixon hang
out with the crew
from the'Main
Attraction' after
Josey and Dixon
filmed a pilot for
'Adventures in
Saltwater' aboard
their boat in the
Keys on Dec. 17.
At the dock are
(from left) Marty
Lewis, Jamie
Platt, Josey, Morris
Lewis and Dixon.

Keynoter photo by
RYAN McCARTHY


Josey.
"We've tied in with the show
professional sports and the music
industry, so we're hoping to get a
lot of guests on the show that are
well known and create a buzz with
a larger audience," Adams said.
Adams says he chose the
Middle Keys and the Main
Attraction because a former
episode on that boat was well
received by audiences.
L"That's our best foot forward,"
Adams said of the Main
Attraction. "A New York Giant,
the music industry - I don't
know how else to make if beefier
than that."
Josey and Dixon are all about
new and exciting adventures
these days.
The two have another show
called "Adrenaline Rush" that
Josey said has been picked up by
the Bravo network for next sea-
son. In it, the two have wrestled
alligators and driven NASCAR.
race cars. They plan to run with
the bulls in Pamplona. You get
the idea.
"You don't know if you like it
or don't like it because you've
never been exposed to it," Dixon
said of his reality-show conquests
of late.
Dixon and Josey met on the
golf course in Palm Coast a little
more than a year ago and became
instant friends. Their connection
with Adams is the Connecticut
School of Broadcasting in
Orlando, where Dixon was a stu-
dent after his football career was


Ron Dixon runs back a kick 97 yards for a touchdown during
the Giants 34-7 loss in Super Bowl XXXV. Dixon holds the record
for most touchdown returns in a postseason with two - he
returned another kick 97 yards against the Eagles in the
divisional playoff round.


cut short by knee injury in 2005.
Dixon said it was always his
dream to be in front of the camera,
but not as a professional athlete.
"Just because I played pro'
football doesn't mean I loved it.
People have a job and they do it
because they have to do it. I
played football because it came
easy and it gave me what I need-
ed." he said. adding he's much


happier laughing and smiling in
front of the camera as a host.
If all goes well - and Adams
said he feels it did - Dixon and
Josey will be back in the Keys for
season two.
"I don't normally come out,"
Adams said, "but I came because
I needed something special and I
have exactly what I needed
todav."








Keys Sports & Outdoors


Saturday, December 27, 2008
KEYNOTER


Keys briefs


Basketball Conchs
are on a roll

In Paul Davis' first three
seasons as coach of the Key
West High School boys bas-
ketball team, the Conchs
never won more than seven
games.
Only nine games into this
season, they have alreadN
won six.
The sixth came Tuesday
afternoon when Key West
defeated Riverdale. 54-51, to
finish fifth in the eight-team
Mariner High School
Tournament in Coral
Springs. The Conchs opened
the tournament with a 65-48
loss to Clewiston, then won
over Cypress Lake. 69-59.
'-We're on a pretty good
roll," Davis said. "To be just
two wins from having more
than we've ever had is pretty
cool.'"
The Conchs ha\ e w on
four of their past fi e games
after a 2-2 start. and confi-
dence and a thirst for more
success have grown with
each victory.
Against Riverdale. the
Conchs were led by point
guard Keith Valdez. w\ho
scored 15 points. The team's
leading scorer. VladimrT
Sibera, was next with i 1,
Peralt Annulysse had eight,
Jeff Sullivan and Christian
Stewart seven each and Nick
Scammacca and Arthur
Adams three each.
Scammacca, a shooting.
guard. and Stewart, a strong
forward, are new to the start-
ing lineup.
Adams. a 6-foot-4 trans-
fer from Orlando, a as a
defensive force in the tour-
ney.,"He must have had 12
blocks," Davis said. "He w~as
a beast under the boards."
Last Saturday's loss to
Clew iston came the daa after
an emotional 67-60 victor.
at Marathon. "We w ere dead
in the second half." Da% is
said. "But if we'd have got-
ten by that first game. I think
we would have won the tour-
nament."

- Dick Riagner


Major brings home state title


Other Conchs
also bring
star power
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter. Contributor

It was the year in which the
baseball team finally defeated
Belen Jesuit in the district tourna-
ment, but the big stories of 2008
in Key West High School sports
focused on three talented athletes
- wrestler Ralph Major, track
star Phillip Young and cross-
country runner Zach Harden.
Major, who had a 35-0 season,
became Key West's first state
wrestling champion when he won
the Class 1-A 189-pound division
final at the Lakeland Center.
"Referees came up to me and
said what a class act he is," coach
John Moeller said of Major, who
is now wrestling at Pratt College
in Kansas.
As a sophomore, Young also
found glory on the state level,
winning medals in the 300-meter
hurdles and triple jump at the 2A
meet in Winter Park. "Phillip's
demeanor, maturity and dedica-
tion are rarely-seen in athletes his
age," said coach David Perkins.
Young was also a dependable
wide receiver on the football
team, and has become a force on
the soccer field.
Harden, a junior, reached the


Photo by BERT BUDDE


Ralph Major inspects his gold medal while talking with his father Ralph Sr.


state meet for the first time, fin-
ishing 80th among 180 runners in
17:12. At the regional meet, he
ran a career-best 17:04, only 15
seconds from the school record.
"He's so tough and driven,"
coach Terence White said of
Harden, who also plays soccer.
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Keys get small


Olympics role


And baseball
team wins
conference
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

In the Olympic year of
2008, many Upper Keys resi-
dents had a personal rooting
interest in the path to the
Beijing Games.
Two former Coral Shores
athletes, breaststroke swimmer


Mhyria Miller and Greco
Roman wrestler James Johnson
Jr., earned the right to compete
in the U.S. National meets
where the Olympic teams were
decided.
Although neither Johnson
nor Miller went on to China,
Islamorada springboard
instructor Arturo Miranda did
as half of the Canadian team in
synchronized diving, with part-
ner Alexandre Despatie.


See UPPER KEYS / 31


A look at the year, team by
team:
* Baseball: After two stirring
victories at Rex Weech Field -
9-1 over Belen (which had beaten
Key West six times in row) in the
district semifinals and 10-6 over
Cardinal Gibbons in the regional


semifinals - the Conchs' 17-15
season tender Miguel Menendez
ended with a doubleheader loss in
the regional finals at Rocklodge.
Pitcher Blayne Weller later
signed with the Minnesota Twins
See KEY WEST / 30


Marathon wins

mythical Keys title


Dolphin sports
see ups, downs
the past year
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

With a football team that
defeated both Keys rivals for
the second straight year, a
Cinderella girls soccer team
that continues to play well this
season, a 14-4 girls tennis team
and a cross-country team that


sent a runner to the state cham-
pionship in consecutive years,
2008 was successful for
Marathon High School athlet-
ics.
+ The football Dolphins
wrapped up a 6-4 regular sea-
son in November by easily
handling Coral Shores High
School, 44-7. Marathon led 41-
0 at halftime, sparked by 123
yards rushing, 40 yards receiv-
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Tennis team completes remarkable turnaround


MARATHON / From 29

ing and a pair of first-half touch-
downs by junior running back
A.J. Freemaii.
The Dolphins opened the reg-
ular season \ ith a 21-14 %% in over
Key West High School. but as
senior quarterback Kenny White
pointed out following the win
over the Hurricanes, the team fell
short of its ultimate goal.
An early Noveiber loss to
District 16 rik al Parkway
SAcademy, 48-7, eliminated the
Dolphins from state Class 2B
playoff contention. In 2007,
Marathon won its district before
.falling to a -strong Kings
Academy team in the first round
of the state playoffs.
Ain 2009, the Dolphins will
face a whole new set of oppo-
nents - many of which are
familiar to the school's other
sports teams. Marathon drops
-down a notch in classification,
from 16-2B to 8-1A, as part of a
tentative football reclassification
plan announced this month by the
Florida, High .School Athletic
Association.
Marathon will join
Archbishop Curley, Dade
Christian, Florida Christian,
Hillel, Miami Country Day,
Palmer Trinity and Westminster
Christian in 8-1A fiext season.
* On the soccer field, both the
boys and girls teams have shown
significant improvement since
the 2007 season.
Led by a very young roster
comprised mainly of seventh-
and eighth-graders, the girls
wrapped up a resurgent 10-6-1
season in January with a district
title game loss to Palmer Trinity
School.
The team continues to play
well midway through the 2008
campaign at 8-4-1.
But a number of key players
have missed time. due to injury,
including: Jasmine DeLaCruz,
Katie Landry, Marina Kay Wiatt,
Kelley Struyf and goalkeeper
Julietta Pezzella. Coach Landry
said the team will focus on get-
ting healthy over the holiday
break.
The boys team's 2007 season
also ended in January with a loss
at the hand of Palmer Trinity
School. The Dolphins finished at
3-8-5, a vast improvement over a
winless season in 2006. So far
thiirseason, the team is 4-6.
* The girls tennis team also
enioved a breakout vear in 2008


after going winless in 2007. The
team was led by now-sophomore
standout Marissa Brossard, as
well as senior Michele Bellevue
and her sister Rose, a sophomore,
who just transferred to Marathon
from Haiti.
No. 2 player Angela Farello.
and Kelsey Wonderlin rounded
out a starting five that engineered
a remarkable turnaround and a
14-4 season. Palmer Trinity once
again ended a Dolphin team's
season, though, as the girls fell
one spot short of advancing at the
District 16-1A tournament in
April.
The girls defeated Palmer
Trinity School twice during the
regular season, but the Falcons
took-second by one point at the
tournament, It was won by peren-
nial power Ransom Everglades.
2008 was a rebuilding year for
the boys team, as they finished 3-
13.
* Wonderlin also had success
this year with the girls cross-
country team. The sophomore
was the lone Marathon runner to
make it to the state championship
meet in November.
Wonderlin posted one of her
best personal times, 22:50, at the
Class 1,A meet, but finished out
of contention for the overall title.
As a freshman, Wonderlin was
part of a girls squad that
advanced as a team to the state
meet.
The boys team's season ended
at the regional meet when it
struggled collectively and failed
to advance. The boys placed sixth
overall at the district tournament
to advance to regionals.
* It was definitely a rebuild-
ing year for the golf team, which
lost four starters from a team that
finished with the first winning
record in school history in 2007.
SThe lone returning starter, sen-
ior Josh Gratton, carried the team .
all season along with newcomer
Joe Pratt. But a significant drop
off in production led to a 1-13
record.
Gratton narrowly missed out
on a trip to the regional tourna-
ment in October, losing on the
first playoff hole after shooting a
78 at the Biltmore Golf Course in
Coral Gables. -
* The Dolphin boys struggled
on the basketball court, despite a
breakout season for senior guard
Blake Friedman. Palmer Trinity
School ended yet another
Marathon team's season, defeat-
ing the Dolphins in the first round
of the' district tournament in


February, 84-64.
Friedman was the lone bright
spot in an otherwise forgettable
season: He sunk a three-pointer
with 2:30 remaining 'in the
Palmer game to finish with 1,001
points in his career. The boys fin-
ished 9-15 overall and are 2-6 this
season heading into the break.
SThe girls also struggled last
season, winning only one game.
They've fared much better early
in their regular season this year,
though, heading into the holidays
with a 2-3 record.
+ The Marathon softball team
finished with an 8-9 record and
lost a close- game to Dade
Christian School in the Class 2A
regional quarterfinals, 4-3, in
April.
The Dolphins started, off
strong in 2008, at one point hold-


ing a 7-3 record, and notched the
program's first-ever defeat of
county rival Key West High
School. But the Dolphins strug-
gled down the stretch against a
string of quality opponents,
including two tough March losses
to their other Keys rival, Coral
Shores High School.
* The volleyball team fin-
-ished 9-15 in 2008 under first-
year coach Kelly Eigner. Their
season ended against - who else
- Palmer Trinity School with a
25-13, 25-9, 25-18 .loss in the
District 16 Class 2A semifinal in
November.
Eigner dubbed this year's
squad the "comeback kids,"
because they repeatedly spotted
opponents big leads before mak-
ing a game of it late. She said the
team's record was a disappoint-


ment to both coaches and players,
but the team made strides from a
three-win season in 2007.
The girls will be led next sea-
son by seniors-to-be Shelby
Kuck, Ashley Hooper, Patricia
Bologna and Emily Perez, as well
as Kelley Struyf, who will be a
junior.
* The Marathon baseball
team made great strides at the end
of its season in 2008, winning
four of six after beginning the
year 0-10. One of those wins
came over Coral Shores and
another was the Dolphins' first
district tournament victory in
recent memory.
For once, the Dolphins ended
a Palmer Trinity team's season,
defeating them before losing to
Westminster Christian School in
the semifinal matchup.


Lady hoopsters on winning track


KEY WEST / From 29

and second baseman Frahkie
Ratcliff, now a senior, signed to
play at the University of Miami.
* Football: With Jerry
Hughes back as coach for the
first time in 10 years, the
Conchs finished 5-5. Paced by
the strong running of senior
Alfred Rahming, the team final-
ly beat Belen Jesuit at home.
But playoff hopes vanished with
a 3-0 loss to Edison in a one-
quarter tiebreaker.
+ Girls basketball: The
Glenn Hayes Sr.-coached 2007-
'08 team finished 14-7 - the
first winning season since the
late '90s, and lost by two points
in the district semifinals.
Improved even more this win-
ter, the Conchs are challenging
Monsignor Pace for fist place
in the district.
* Boys basketball: The '07-
08 Conchs finished 8-5 for their
third consecutive losing season,
but this season has begun
promisingly - Vladimyr Sibera
scored 42 points in a home
game, and the team recently one
a district road game for thefirst
time under fourth-year coach
Paul Davis.
* Girls soccer: The '07-'08
team under coach Scott Paul
finished 14-6-2, won its district
but lost again in the first round


of the regional playoffs, 4-1 to
Archbishop McCarthy. This
year's team is once again domi-
nating District 16-4A behind the
prolific scoring of senior
Krizzie Menez.
* Boys soccer: Trying to
forget a 6-16 record in '07-'08,
Jason Clifford's run-oriented
Conchs opened the current sea-
son with two impressive victo-
ries, but have found it difficult
to win since.
* Wrestling: Three of Ralph
Major's teammates on the '07-
'08 team - Cody Aydt, Dylan
Barber and Ben Covan - also
reached the state meet.
* Volleyball: It was another
long season for Jessy Hulme's
Conchs, who started 1-1 but
then lost 19 consecutive match-
es to finish 1-20. The strong
play of sophomore Jess Bodmer
and freshmen Shanyia Watson
and Laura Garcia, however,
could indicate a brighter future.
+ Swimming: None of
coach Lori Bosco's Conchs
advanced to the state meet, but
senior freestyler Travis Stokes
had an outstanding season, and
Alessanda Hally, Noelle Lark,
Emily Hepworth and Effie Ford
set a school record in the 200
free relay.
* Golf: Led by senior Blake
Oropeza and sophomore Jack
Lockwood, the Conchs, under
Nora Laubenstein, had their best


season in years, finishing sixth
in the 1A Regional toumamenit
in Lauderhill. -
+ Softball: Last spring's
team, led by pitcher Lindsay
Yochum, who pitched 131
innings and had a 1.96 ERA,
finished 8-12 and lost in the dis-
trict semifinals. This fall, David
Gootee, who guided the team to
the state's Elite Eight in 2007,
stepped down as coach and was
replaced by Steve Wells.
* Tennis: Paul Findlay's
Conchs again found themselves
outmatched against Miami-area
private schools, but No. 1 girl
Gabby Scammacca had an
impressive season and No. 1
boy Nick Lark turned a bad atti-
tude around toward the end of
the spring.
* Track: The 4 x 400 relay
team of Phillip Young, Shea
Reger, Marlon Briones and
Andres Garcia set a school
record with a time of 41.89. For
the girls, Krizzie Menez fin-
ished sixth 'in the 100-meter
dash at the regional meet.
* Cross-country: In addition
to Harden's exploits, the Conchs
boys team, which reached the
regional meet, had strong sea-
sons from Michael LaBounty
and freshmen Aeschton Tomita
and Justin Hamilton. Debra
Bertolini's girls team was led by
sophomore Emma Fehlig, who
emerged as the No. 1 runner.


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Key Largo gets a taste of Orange


Swim contest
coincides with
football game

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 oceanside in Key Largo.
The classic is the culmina-
tion of a monthlong Orange
Bowl'training session for colle-
giate swimmers in the Keys.
The sprint-style meet is expect-
ed 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,


Kids are soccer champs


UPPER KEYS / From 29

Injuries kept the highly regard-
ed pair out of medal con-
tention.
Local swimmers got to
know several international
2008 Olympians who trained
with The Race Club coaches in
Islamorada and Key Largo.
One of them, Milorad "Mike"
Cavic of Serbia, came closer
than anyone to beating U.S.
superstar Michael Phelps.
Cavic finished a fraction of a
second behind Phelps in the
100 butterfly - -a seminal
moment of the 2008 Games.
Also in Upper Keys sports
the past year:
* A local youth girls soccer
team, (he Hurricanes, went
halfway around the world to
win the Under-16 champi-
onship at the American Youth
Soccer Organization's National
Games in Hawaii. For many of
the players, it was their second
straight National Games title
after winning the Under-14
crown in the last event in 2006.
Several of the former AYSO
champions are helping Coral
Shores to a strong 6-1 start on
the high-school soccer season.
Arthur Paterson coached the
AYSO program and took over
as Coral Shores coach this win-
ter.
Last winter, coach Clint
Arsenault's last Coral Shores
girls team rolled to an impres-
sive 15-5-1 record and reached
the state Class 3A regional
semifinals, the Sweet 16
round.
+ The Hurricane boys soc-
-,cer, also had a memorable sea-
son, with senior Mike


Loguercio setting a flew scor-
ing record (32 goals) in an 11-
6 season. The Hurricanes fin-'
ished as district runner-up and
played in the state regional
playoffs for the'first time in a
decade.
* Coral Shores' baseball
team last spring won the first-
ever championship of the
newly formed South Florida
Baseball Conference, a five-
team league played alongside
state district competition annu-
ally dominated by 'private
schools.
"It wasn't a good year, it
was a great year," exulted
coach Jeff Meyers.
* This fall, the Coral
Shores football team learned
winning isn't the most impor-
tant thing. Second-year head
coach Todd Gideon was seri-
ously injured in an ATV acci-
dent shortly before fall practice
opened. Gideon was able to
rejoin the Canes early in their
2-8 season.
* Freshman Joanna McCoy,
already a Seven Mile Bridge
Run standout, made herself
known at the varsity level by.
finishing eighth at the state
Class 2A cross country cham-
pionship. McCoy was the
South Florida district champi-
on and second at the regional.
* At Island Christian
School, the Eagle baseball
team ended its season with the
last joint appearance of the
four Izaguirre brothers: senior
Matthew, junior Aaron, sopho-
more Phillip and eighth-grader
Jordan. All four were the main-
stay of most Eagles boys sports
programs. Three of them are
back this season.


Va.; University of Michigan
from Ann Arbor, Mich., and
Duke University from Durham,
N.C.
"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 Jacobs
Aquatic Center.
"These teams. return year
after year because they feel wel-
come here," said Boilini.
Admission is free to watch
the competition.
Other activities to comple-


ment the classic include a wel-
come buffet dinner at the aquat-
ic park set for Jan. 2, and a post-
contest awards luncheon set to
commence at the Jacobs
Aquatic Center immediately
following the meet.
For" information regarding


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An array of other events also
surrounds the 75th annual
FedEx Orange Bowl, scheduled
Jan. 1, at Miami's Dolphin
Stadium. Virginia Tech faces
Cincinnati. i'


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If you live in the area depicted below which is neighborhood North 2 a public
meeting will be held on January 5, 2009, @ 5:30 p.m. at Marathon Fire Station
(8900 Overseas Highway) The wastewater maps will be available for you to see
where your sewer connection is and talk to the engineers or contractors. If any
changes are to be made now is the time to make them.

The contractors will be starting in your neighborhood very soon after that. Please
come to the meeting and learn about the construction in your neighborhood. Call
289-4115 or 289-4104 with any questions regarding this meeting.

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(305) 766-0902
e-mail: rhaasekcb@yahoo.com
(305) 289-0621


KEY COLONY BEACH
WATERFRONT
PROPERTIES


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scaped grounds. Tile/carpet floors. Furnishings nego-
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can be rented (Minimum 1 Month). $765,000

. Monte Christo Private Corner Unit 2-104, South/
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green. On-Site Management JUST REDUCED
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110
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No.2266900

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.
442008CA000044
XXXXXX

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. FOR THE
BENEFIT OF
WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL M. BEATTIE,
SR.-et al,
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Firal
Judgment of foreclosure
dated October 6th, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
442008CA000044
XXXXXX of the Circuit
Court in and for Monroe
County, Florida, wherein
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS INC. FOR THE
BENEFIT OF WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL
BANK is Plaintiff and
DANIEL M. BEATTIE
SR;, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, *
INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
GUARANTEED RATE,
INC. MIN NO.
100196368001172116.
UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWNTEN-
ANT NO. 2; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 3, UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 4;
UNKNOWN TENANT
NO 5; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 6; and ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
ORAGAINSTA NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS
ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder
for cash a the Front Door
of the Monroe County
Courthouse, 500 White-
bead Street, Key West,
Florida 33040, at Monroe
County, Florida at 11:00
am on the 9th day of Jan-
uary, 2009 the following
described property as set
forth in said Order or

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Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 59, CONCH KEY
SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK, PAGE 130 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THIS LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabili-
ties Act of1990, persons
needing special accom-
modation to participate in
this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the
Court not later than five
- business days prior to the
proceeding at the Mon-
roe County Courthouse,
Telephone
305-294-4641 or
1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.

DATED at
Marathon Florida, on
October 16th, 2008

DANNY L. KOLHAGE
As Clerk, Circuit Court

By: Tammy Marciel
As Deputy Clerk

Smith Hiatt & Diaz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438
Telephone:
954-564-0071

Publish
December 20,27,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2617200
IN THEF CIRCuIIT


COURT OF THE SIX-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No.
2008-DR-439-M
KARIN DI TULLIO
petitioner,
and
THOMAS R.
MC CORMACK
Respondent.

NOTCIE OF ACTION
FOR DISOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE


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TO:
Thomas R. Mc Cormac
PO Box 289
Spectacular NY 12164

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has beet
filed against you and th
your are required to
serve a copy of your wi
ten defenses, if any, to
on Karin DiTullio, whose
address is 6179 O/S
Highway, Marathon, F
33050, before service
Petitioner or immediate
thereafter. If you fail t
do so, a default may
entered against you f
the relief demanded i
the petition.

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

You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file N
tice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supre-
mem Court Approvec
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future paper
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk
office.

WARNING: Rule 12,
285, Florida Family L;
Rules of Procedure, r
quires certain autom;
ic disclosure of docu
ments and information
Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, in
eluding dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated December2,20

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tammy Marciel
Deputy Clerk

Publish December 6, 1
20,27,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 3550200

NOTICE OF SALE

B&B Recycling gives
notice of foreclosure of
lien and intent to sell thi
vehicle on January 27,
2009 at 11:00 am at 75
Industrial Rd, Big Pin
Key, FL 33043; pursue
to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statues.
B&B Recycling reserve
the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bid


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No.3553100
ritI
it IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
L COUNTY, FLORIDA
on
on PROBATE DIVISION
ely FILE NO. 08-CP-145-P
o IN RE: ESTATE OF
r FANNY KLUGER
Deceased.
n
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
)c-
n- The administration of the
Estate of FANNY
S KLUGER, deceased,
whose date of death was
November 5th, 2008, and
whose social security
number is XXX-XX-1522,
Sis pending in the Circuit
CourtforMONROE
d County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
Which is 88820 Overseas
Highway, Tavernier, FL
33070.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the person-
S al representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
s All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
S mands against dece-
e- dent's estate on whom a
at_ copy of this notice is re-
- quired to be served must
S file their clairris with this
court WITHIN THE LAT-
EROF3 MONTHSAF-
TER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
08 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
, having claims orde-
mands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
- court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.


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. CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
S9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
SPhone (305) 743-0033
INVITATION TO BID
All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed
bids for the "CITY OF MARATHON SERVICE AREA 3 WASTEWATER TREAT-
MENT FACILITY."
The construction of this project consists of labor, materials and equipment necessary to
complete the installation of the following: .
CONTRACT: (Engineer's cost of construction estimate: $5,829,291)
City of Marathon Service Area 3 Wastewater Treatment Facility
The Service Area 3 Wastewater Treatment Facility project site is located at 4095 Overseas
Highway (adjacent to the American Legion Hall) in the City of Marathon, Monroe
County, Florida.
Bid documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon,
Florida. Bid documents may also be examined, online at www.demandstar.com. All bid
documents must be obtained from DemandStar. All bids must be submitted in sealed
envelopes to the City Clerk on or before February 12th, 2009 at 2:00PM local time. Any
bids received after 2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted.
Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Bids
submitted will be opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference
Room located at 9805 Overseas Highway on the same date. The City assumes no respon-
sibility for bids not properly marked.
Prospective.bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City
officials except as set forth in Section 4.1 of Document 00100, Instructions to Bidders.
Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany
the Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
A Non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will he held-on January 20th, 2(X9 at 10:(K) a.m.
at Marathon Fire Station #14 located at 8900 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The
purpose of the Pre-Bid Conference is to discuss the contents of this Invitation to Bid and
Bidder's inquiries.
The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, except
timely submission of bids, in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids or to take any
other such actions that may be'deemed in the best interests of the City. As a matter of
information to bidders, the City does not hind itself to accept the minimum specifications
stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment of the City
Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.
Published Keynoter 12/20/08, 12/24/08, 12/27/08, and 12/31/08


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033
Request for Proposals
Underwater Mooring Inspections of Hard and Soft Tackle
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the CITY OF
MARATHON, until 2:00 P.M., local time, January 12, 2009, at the offices of the City of
Marathon located at 9805 OverseasI highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050.
The work for which proposals are to be submitted consists of Underwater Mooring
Inspections of Hard and Soft Tackle.
The City of Marathon, Ports Management Department is accepting sealed propolss for the
tri-annual inspection of moorings in Boot Key Harbor. The proposils should include tll
next two years of tri-annual inspections ending in December of 2010.
The work specifications are attached. All underwater work is to be conducted in acconrance
with the Association of Diving Consensus Standards. Contractors must be qualfiied, and
have occupational licenses from Monroe County or reciprocal licenses frnlm out of vouni
contractors. Insurance requirements include one million dollar liability cover:mge, a
minimum of one million dollars completed operations coverage, and the listing of tlw Citv
'of Marathon as additional insured on the policy.
Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance \ith detailed
instructions as set forth in the contract documents. Proposal packages may tI" picked up at
City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon. Florida, 33050. Richanr Tafnnc at the Ciaty
305-289-8877 and from DemandStar by Onvia by calling 1-8007-71-1712 o h. goin it to
the website www.dernandstar.co.n
Prospective Proposers shall not contact or otherwise comnnlm'iclat with Citv l 'a't ori
officials except as set forth in Section 1.13. Instructions to Ihroposces,
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. i waive irTgulanties,
technical errors and fonnalities, and to award the contract ias it deems will chest serve the
interest of the City.
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260 * General-
Miscellaneous


260 * General-
Miscellaneous


260 * General -
Miscellaneous


260 * General-
Miscellaneous


ALL'LAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE I
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THF.TIME PERIOD SET
FORYH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MOREAF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S
-DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
'tibn of this notice is
December27,2008
Personal
Representative:
KURTJ.KLUGER
163 Indian Mound Trail,
Tavernier, FL 33070
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
RICHARD E. WARNER
12221 OVERSEAS
HIGHWAY
MARATHON FL 33050
Telephone:
305-743-6022
Florida Bar No. 283134
Publish December 27,
2008, January 3,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.3584100
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given
thatthe following vehicle
i will be sold for towing &
storage charges pursu-
ant tOF.S. 713.78 ON
1/15/2009
1987 CHRIS BOAT #
CCBBX101L687
Sale to be held at
Blackbeard MarineDBA
i Tow Boat US Key Largo,
i145Valois Blvd,
Key Largo, FL 33037 -
Publish December 27,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.3611700
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given
that on February 28,
2009 at 8:30 a.m., the
following vessels will be
sold for storage charges
pursuant F.S. 328.17.
Sale to be held at 1100
Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050.


CALiiLASSlIED 743-5551


CITY OF MARATHON
Manages the operation and maintenance of the City's wastewater collec-
tion systems, treatment facilities, stormwater collection & disposal sys-
tems. Reviews plans, design documents & technical information related
to wastewater & stormwater capital projects. Experience with GIS &
CMMS software desirable; State of Florida Class B Wastewater
Treatment Operator certification required or obtain it within one year. A
combination of education, training & experience equivalent to a mini-
mum of 5 years & supervisory/management experience in this field;
preference given to a bachelor's degree in engineering or other related
field. Experience with sludge dewatering, sewer cleaning equip. & vac-
uum sewer system operation preferred. Salary range $63,000 to $75,000
DOQ annually. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. E-mail resume to
hr@ci.marathon.fl.us or fax to 305-289-4143.


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VIN- OFF18112D798
18 ft. FBG/no engine
r/o Jerry Yates Paradise
Boat Service
VIN-FLZD84160784
18 ft. FBG/ no engine
r/o Robert Power
VIN-AKM21D221394
20 ft. FBG/ no engine r/o
Meredith or Susan Scott
VIN - USJD37GAD494
25 ft. FBG/OB pleasure
r/o Walter or Christine
Michal
Reg. - NY8381DN
16 ft. FBG/OB pleasure
r/o George Hampton
Hog Key Marine, Inc. dba
Hog Key Boat Storage
reserves the right to bid/
reject any bid.
Publish December 27,
2008; January 3,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


200
EMPLOYMENT

260 * General-
Miscellaneous
Attention! Wanted:
29 serious people to work
from home using a
computer.
Up to $1,500 -$5,000.
PT/FT. Www.
profit2dav2morrow.com
SSupei(g
AVON HIRING Immed
openings. Be your own
boss, create your own
hrs. Bonus money avail.
Diane 866-478-5513 x3
AVON-Sell Avon
Products from home.
Only $10 to start. No exp
or inventory needed.
Call Mary 305-296-6904


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FISHING GUIDES
SE Alaska Fishing
Lodge, USCG Capt Li-
cense/6 pack Req., sala-
ry + grat., room & board
Incl. June thru Sept.
Call 1-800-999-0784
Info yesbay.com
HOUSING OPPORTU-
NITY. Retiree's -
Husband and Wife to live
in and provide for elderly
couple. Compensation
incl. main part of house
all util. and food
allowance. Tav. area.
NO SMOKING/PETS.
Refs. required. Call
305-393-1172.
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwyv, Mthn.
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person: 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.

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RESORT HELP
Immediate openings!
General maintenance,
dockhand, hsekeeping.
Mthn area 305-797-1707
275
Professional
REAL ESTATEAGENT
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.


Afi' tI'e ^y 6 %ioos' for ^ f/mdio Success1!

Wharton-Smith, Inc
CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Wharton-Smith, Inc. has been awarded the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion
and Upgrade project for the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District.

We are now seeking qualified applicants for the following positions -
Operators, Carpenters, Pipe Fitters,and Laborers.

In addition, we are seeking qualified Subcontractors for Earthwork, Landscaping, Concrete,
Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing and HVAC.

Qualified candidates may contact either person listed below:
* Sesilie Dimbath, 772-283-2944 X 303 or sdimbath@whartonsmith.com
* Joe Carter, 772-260-1321 or icarter@whartonsmith.com


HIGH VOLUME
BREAKFAST Cook
needed. Middle'Keys.
EXP QNLY APPLY
561-271-4158
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Servers needed.
Also office help PT, must
.'be computer literate.
453-5000.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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265
Healthcare


265
Healthcare


Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys
SRN
* Family Practitioner
* Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN
* Certified Nursing Assistant
* Dentist
SDental 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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280 * Restaurants- 280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels 'Bars - Hotels


Real Estate.



Business.




Lifestyle.



find it in





Sunday
Real Estate * Business Lifestyle



free in local newspaper racks.








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280 * Restaurants- 280. Restaurants- 280 * Restaurants-
Bars- Hotels Bars- Hotels Bars- Hotels






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Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the 4 Diamond luxury resort
located in beautiful Islamorada.

We have an immediate need for:

Night Auditor P/T Strong computer skills a must.
Springer Miller experience a plus.

Banquet Chef

Line Cook
Please Apply

By mail: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P 0 Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036
By fax: 305-664-8591
By email: Resumegcheeca.com
E.O.E.


300-
SERVICES

330
Business Services

See the Florida Keys,
Business Directory
every Wednesday and
Saturday in the Keynoter



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500
MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
FLEA MARKET,BIG
PINE KEY, Ocean side
MM 30.5 Millions of items
to choose from. More
bang for your BUCK,
New vendors welcome.
Open Sat and Sun:only 8
am til 2 pm. 872-4103
TOOLS & MARINE
SALE, STOCK ISLAND
Sat. 12-27. Also house-
hold. 6811 Shrimp Rd.
See signs. 305-747-2710
575
Pets
Himalayan Cats or
kittens Ref. Req.
(305)296-1486
-or 304-9924.
590
Miscellaneous
Fine Furn LR, BR,
French Armoire, King
Head brd, end tbl, sofa,
mrbl buffet, etc. Good
Deal 664-0000 Lv msg
Furniture &Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn. 743-6506
Memory Foam Queen
mattress. $550, OBO.
Retails for $1100.
305-522-4130.
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Miscellaneous



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



MONEY FOR TREES
Coconut Palms, Gumbo
Limbo, Misc. Palms, Key
Limes... mature. Call
Marija Kennedy Studios
Marathon. 305-743-2040
or 305-367-0266
Piano, apt size, needs -
tuning. 14" TV, NEW.
Sharp microwave.
Kenmore crock pot.
Marathon 305-735-2110
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305-743-4578



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600
FINANCE

610 s Business
Opportunities
ISLAND SEAMLESS
GUTTERS INC. Since
1981-still doing business.
Time to retire. Call
872-2228 or 304-1219


Very Profitable Retail
Business at popular
resort in Islamorada.
$20K. 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
ANNUAL RENTALS
MARATHON 1/1
$750/mo; 2/2 condo
$1150.2/2 canal front
$1275. GRASSY KEY
3/2 $1395 Call Barbara at
CBSRE 305-289-6499
Beautiful waterviews &
tropical breezes 2/1, very
Irg cvd patio, unfurn. Incl
util. $1200. MM 100 OS
No dock access.
786-728-2200
BIG PINE KEY 2/2,
clean, tile floors, large
yard. $1300/mo incl elec
& water. Ray, 395-2605
BIG PINE KEY Lrg 2/1,
Deep water canal w/
dockage. C/A, W/D, fen
yard, Eden.Pines area!
$1600 mo, 305-395-0816
BIG TORCHKEY 2/2
Deep Canal. Year or
month lease. Modern and
clean, Call Steve
786-402-7246

IWaterfront i
BPK 2/2 Newly redecor &
refurn in Eden Pine, MM
31. Deep water canal, 60'
seawall, new appl incl
W/D. Avail 2/9. $1400 +
util. 484-269-3772;
bernzini@yahoo.com
CUDJOE KEY Annual
lease, 3 BR, 2 BA, canal
home w/dock & storage
down. $1675/mo. F/L/S.
305-872-5067

IWaterfront
DUCK KEY
2/2 Duplex, Canal Front.
$1600 F/L/S
Owner/Agent 743-9087

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710
Homes for Rent
DUCK KEY Beautful
Key West style 3 bd pool
home, w/dock and canal.
$2500 mo + util.
Call Marcy 289-6505
GREAT LOCATION next
to world famous 7 Mile
Bridge, 3/2 Furn/unfurn,
$1395. Year lease. Call
Gordon Smith, Owner/
Realtor. 305-304-3422
1GREA , M .

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 Furn 3/2,
scrnd.prchs, Gulf view,
priv. bch. dock $2200mo
Days, 919-682-5741
nights, 404-604-6257
ISLAMORADA MM75
2/1 cozy quiet clean
home, screened patios,
canal, new kitchen. F/L/S
$1275 mo. 954-325-8113
KCB LG 3/2 STILT Deep
dock, unfurn. Pets ok,
$2000/mo w/lse ACRE
Lisa Ford 305-849-0908
Key Largo 2 BR stilt
home, compfurn, on cor-
ner canal. Spectacular
view on Tarpin Basin!
Dock avail 305-453-8170
Key Largo 3BRI2BA
cedar home, private HO,
boat ramp/dock. $1550
mo. 305-785-0137
Key Largo O/S direct
access 3/2, util incl, 40'
dock. Fully furn.
954-885-9591
Little Torch Key: Large
3/2 on canal, C/A, W/D,
D/W. 1500 sq ft., walk-in
closet, porch, sea wall.
$1600 mo. 305-393-0292
MARATHON 1/1 on
Canal, 40ft of dock.
Newly renovated, lots of
parking. Pets welcome
$1400/mo 303-870-1846
MARATHON 2/1, unfurn,
W/D, D/W, hot tub, scrnd
in prch. 50th St. Gulf.
$1250/mo F/US, long
term. 305-743-3165
MARATHON 3/2
Furn or unfurn. W/D, DW,
Cent AC. $1495/mo.
305-304-3422
Marathon 3/2, furn, pool,
on canal, Atlantic side
w/ocean access, 90'
dock. 954-410-2301
Seasonal $3900/mo
MARATHON 3/2 w/ loft,
stilt home, newly renov.
baths, very quiet neigh.,
great location! Lg deck
with open water views.
$1400 mo. 305-481-6213
MARATHON COTTAGE
2/1, tile floors, new appls,
pets ok. $900/mo. F/L/S.
305-743-5555
MARATHON EFFIC
Unfurn, near water, new
appli, covered prch, quiet
street. Annual. $750/mo.
F/L/S. 239-250-4944


710
Homes for Rent
Marathon- Long Term
2/2 on Ocean, $2000/mo
Furnished
Island Breezes Realty
305.743.8328
MARATHON
Lovely 1/1 unfurn. yearly
rental $950 F/US.
305-289-0968
Marathon/Sombrero
100ft on beautiful deep-
water harbor, golf course
location. Updates: kitch-
en, 3 baths, new flooring,
painted in & put. Rent,
lease purchase, Seller
financing. $2500/mo.
Waterfront Specialists,
Owner/Realtor
(305) 743-0644
MARATHON WATER-
FRONT 3/2 w/50ft dock,
chiki, deck, & storage
shed. Furn & clean
$1700 (786)344-8879 or.
marrero31@aol.com
MM 92 3/2 stilt, ocean
view across from Harry
Harris Park. $1850. Call
305-962-9639
MM 97 BEAUTIFUL Stilt
home, 3/2 on canal w/
back yard & lots of stor-
age, quiet street.
305-801-8700
MM 99 O/S Brand new
3/2 CBS 2-story, hurri-
cane proof, granite coun-
ters, beautiful. $1,550
mo. (305) 896-1955

Waterfront
Mthn-Furn, 3/2 on
Ocean Lake nr Sombrero
Isle, dock, widows walk,
decks, Idyllic feeling, ydly
$2200/mo 970-222-7682
MTHN, NICE 2/2 HOME,
Carport, fncd yd, sun
porch, deck; granite
counter, tile fir. $1450.
F/L/S. 743-2431
RAMROD KEY 2/1 UP
On Canal w/dock, renov.
A/C, W/D, D/W, hot-tub,
storage UTIL. INCL. f/l/s/
$1500/MO 440.478.7005
SPECTACULAR NEW
3/2 home w/ Sunset
views & porches.
Overlooks Bird
Sanctuary. On main
canal. 60 ft concrete dock
w/davits. 2800/mo 4-
util. Furn., 2400 sf, A/C,
living area.
Avail. Jan 1- Long term.
954-415-4722 or
billyscrabs iaol.com
712 * Mobile Homes
for Rent
Fully.furn 12x46 w/addi-
tion, Irg lot, shed. 16'
boat. Key Largo. $900
+ util FLS 612-267-7728
Key Largo MM106 2/1.5
on 45ft dock/canal, w/d,
a/c, stove, fridge, tile firs,,
shed, all newly remod.
No pets. FIL/S 451-3929

CALLCLASSIFIED 743-5551


725 * Apt-Condo-
Duplex for Rent

I KCB RENTAL
SFurnished 2/2 or
I 1/1 with dockage.
I Short or long
I term lease.
i 305-289-1741 I
L - -- - - -- i-

712 a Mobile Homes
for Reont
Key Largo RV sites.,
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly.
Free Wi Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305.451.0010
MARATHON 1bd 2 ba on
canal w/ dockage, Keys
RV Park, newly -
Sremodeled, $1000/mo
305-743-0222
MARATHON 1 BR,
Section 8 OK. Available
Sept. 1st. $950/mo.
Call 305.797.9132
MARATHON 2 BDRM
unfum. Fenceg-in yard.
W/D hookup. F/US, plus
utils. 664-1999
MARATHON 2 BR, nice
yard. 42nd St. $950/mo.
Available Sept. 1st.
305.797.9132
MARATHON
Furnished 1/1. Walk to
shops. Cable & shed.
Long term avail. $800
mo. F/L/S. 913-707-7533
Marathon Furnished 1/1,
walk to shops. Cable,
shed & boat ramp. Long
term avail. 913-707-7533
Marathon, Keys RVPrk
1/1, furn, sunroom &.
deck. Free cable. $695
mo + utils. 1 year lease.
305-360-7666.
Mrthn, Elegant 1/1 Key
RV, full size kitchen, furn,
screened-in porch, stack-
able W/D. $950 mo +util.
F/L. Ref. 305-923-9542
MTHN MOBILE, 3 BR,
off street parking w/ yard,
651 92nd St. ocean.
$960/mo. First & + $500
Sec. Dep.481-5057
"OUTDOOR RESORTS"
at Long Key. $800/mo +
elec& water. CLEAN,
fully furn. 1 br, 1/ba, 2x
trailer wlcentral a/c, W/D.
Gated community
w/pool, tennis, marina &
beach.
No pets or smokers.
David M. 401-201-5749
725 6*Apt Condo -
Duplex for Rent
A 1BR/1BA No pets or
smoking. $850 mo. All
utils & cable incl. 91461
Overseas Hwy.
A LARGE MTHN, 2/1.5,
2 Story Condo on stilts,
unfurn. Private Deck,
A/C, D/W. $1275/mo +
util. FL/S. 305-304-9208
Affordable Canal Front
Duplex, at MIVg5. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key $1700
inc util. 872-2750









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


MM 8 1 Bedroom
Beautifully furnished
with Outside patio.
$1200 t elecirnc. FLS
Just brng your
toothbrush & Clothes
305-481-5803
Affordable in Marathon
rMove in iitw' Wkly or
monthly from $225'wK. all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock-
age avl. 305-289-0800
Affordable Marathon
Shores 1/1. Available
now. Unfurn, tile,.yearly
lease. 305-743-6088
BEAUTIFUL MTHN EFF
W/D, A/C. No smoking/
pets. $780 mo incl util/
cable, avail 1/15/09 F/L/S
1 yr lease. 305-289-5658
BPK, 2/1 DUPLEX
Tile firs, covered porch,
fenced yard. W/D, stor-
age, $1000/mo + util,
F/L/S. 786-258-1835
BPK PIE CHANNEL
ESTATES 2/1, pets ok,
$1300/mo + utilities.
Davits. F/L/S
786.229.0228
CONCH KEY Large 1
bdrm, furnished on
Open Bay with boat slip.
$1200/mo. Must See!
305-743-3478
CONDOS FOR RENT
on Duck Key. 1 br/1 ba
and 2 br/2 ba, Dock-avail.
239-433-5867
EFF FOR RENT, SAFE
neighborhood, Avail
NOW. $600/mo. Water/
elect incl. 731-3074
Effic$850 MM 100 furn,
new kitchen/bath/ac, incl
water/elec/cable/internet
access/ . No pets, no
smokingMo to Mo lease
305.394.0173
ISLAMORADAVery Lg.
apt. on the water. Furn/
Unfurn, yr Ise, $1200/mo,
F/$1500 Sec. Util incl.
305-664-8033
KCB-3/2,1300sf, grnd
unit, Ig scrnd patio, tropi-
cal yrd, total privacy,
deep water dock, prkng
for 6 cars, w/d. Reduced!
$1900/mo 305-849-1263
KCB One Half Duplex
3 BR, 2.5 BA, gar, on
deep water canal w/dock,
W/D, furnished. Annual
rental $2A00/mo. Call.
Greg, 305-289-8718
Key Largo gated com-
munity O/S 2-3 Town-
house,$1,200 mo. FLS.
Bech, ramp, TV cable,
tennis. 305-389-1220
Layton - Half Duplex
2 BR Waterfront.
$1200/mo F/L/S. Call
Remax Keys to the Keys
(305)743-2300
LONG KEY, NEWER
EFF on canal, $750/mo
F/L/S.Avail Jan 09.
CB Sc itt RE,
Marcia, 05-289-6522
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Lrg 1BR/1BA apt MM
104.5 BS. $900 mo incl
utils FLS required
305-453-5435
MARATHON
10883 7thAve 2 BR
1 BA upstairs apt Avail
now. No pets S995 mo
+ aep 289-0352
MARATHON 1l1 clean
nice priv setting. year Ise.
F,'L/S $850mo + elect
W/D, No Smoke/pets
989-980-6300
Lt r*

MARATHON 1 & 2 BR.
Avail NOW! Rent starting
at $700.305-743-5615 or
305-797-6984
MARATHON 20 Stirrup
Key. 3 BR2 BA, C/A.
$1325/mo F/L/S
225-362-7935
MARATHON 2/1 duplex:
Unfum. $900 rro + utils.
Call Kitty, Coldwell Bank-
er Schmitt RE 289-6510
MARATHON 3/1 duplex,
3rd Ave. Section 8
Approved. $995/mo: Call
Mike 225-362-7935
MARATHON Cute
Conch Style SM 1/1
duplex, $850/mo + until.
Pets ok. 2 wks free rent.
Call Marcy 305-289-6505
MARATHON DUPLEX
Extra Irg 2 BR, all tiled,
recent updates: Bath, Kit,
with D/W, cent A/C, W/D,
priv fncd back yard, new
landscaping. $1175 mo.
ALSO all tiled 2 BR,
recent updates, quiet
Marathon area $1100/mo
Waterfront Specialists,
Owner/Realtor
(305)743-0644
MARATHON EFF.
for rent, seasonal or long
term, avail. Ocean front,
pool, fishing pier, gated.
No pets no smoke.
305-219-4818
MARATHON Lg 1/1
furnished $1100/mo,
Jncl water/elect
Dep Req 743-7800
MARATHON LG 2/1,
2nd fir, sundeck, covered
parking, w/d, canal ac-
cess, fncd yd, sm pet ok,
$1000/mo 289-9454
MARATHON LG 2/1,
C/A$1200/mo, + util.
Call Mike
225-362-7935
MARATHON OCEAN
Front Condo, 2/1, Fur-
nished Dockage on site.
No Smoke/Pets. F/L/S
$1500/mo 305-289-0790
MM 103 house 2/2, all
appl. incl., Irg backyard,
HO pk, boat ramp, long
term lease. $1300 mo.
S&F. 305.394.0684
MM 53 CUTE 2 BD, Half
Duplex Fenced yd. w/d
hk-up, Sec. 8 ok.
$1100/mo 305-481-5057


MM 68111 ON CANAL-
Dock avail covered pa-
to0 wav new apple .irlr.
Col sron term ok.$980C
mo F'LS 410 365 8268
MM68 SPACIOUS APT
1500 sq ft 2'2 Bay View.
$1200'mo
willbiliy.,.aol corn
305-304-7530

Waterfront
Mrthn MM56 3/2.5, con-
crete seawall, deep water
canal, min to Ocean,
walk to Sombrero Bch!
Modern, clean & fresh.
$2200.561-215-8855
Mthn 1 br studio on canal
Scrn porch, W/D, appls,
A/C. No smoking or pets.
$900 incutils. 1 month
security. Avail 1/1.715-
635-2420, 715-220-1469
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 & cable,
prkng, $740/mo MTHN
1bd, w/deckage. $890/
mo inc. util. 731-5888

Waterfront
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
$1750/mo + util. Avail
NOW 305.289.0708.
IRPMKCED I
TAVERNIER
Waterfront condo
2 BR, 2-1/2 BA, boat slip.
For sale or rent. Avail
Nov 1st. 305-853-2548
1BR/1BA MM 83
Bayside, W/D, non furn.,
$1000 util incl, F/L/S.'
664.3662. -
740 * Roommates
Rooms for Rent
COUCH FOR RENT in
trailer, Inlcudes all util.
$200/mo. Call Mike @
305-831-1720
Marathon Male to share
2br trailer W/D, cable,
A/C, non-smoker. $650
incl utils. $300 sec. Avail
1/3/09289-3975


MARATHON-SEEKING
Professional to share
household. Private Room
& Bath. $800/mo F/L/D
954-655-0422
Professional person to
share home or a 1BR apt.
MM 100 OS $625/$950.
Utils incl. 305-304-1060


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TWO MONTHS

FREE RENT
(LongTerm, Lease Required)
Y. Lakefront RV Lots.
V Twice as nice, half the price.
15 minutes to Key West.
Call Joe (305) 304-6627
Where the Road Ends and the Fun
eSr Begins. An Eco Wonderland.
I ga.


750
Vacation Rentals
Affordable Rates
Daily-Weekly-Monthly
Luxury Vacation Villas
Key Largo to Key West
Call 305.853.5000
keyscaribbean.com

Watertront-
BIG PINE KEY 2/1 on
water, access to bay and
ocean side. 1 block from
boat ramp, great diving/
fishing. 305.710.2363
Condo, waterfront, boat
slip, MM 92 2BR/2:5BA,
2 screened balconies,
pool. No pets or smoking.
Avail thru May $2,500 mo
978-423-9767
Islamorada seasonal
3/2 MM 88.5 BS. Furn.,
WD, no smoking/pets.
$1800 mo. util. incl.
F/L/S. 954-673-7933.
KCB 1/1 Ocean front 1st
floor. Avail Thru May. No
Smoke/pets. $2800/mo
Capecolony@aol.com
305-743-5173
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 studio, dock/
boat ramp, full kitchen/
bath w/d, $1500/mo
252-336-2418

Waterfront
MTHN-2/2, Canal, 60 ft
Dock, deck, w/d, d/w,
grnd level, fncd yd, New
Remod. $1200/wk $500.
Dep. 305-743-2411
bagadellerentals.com
R.V. Lots for Rent. Tera
Marine Park, Marathon.
36' max. 4 way hookup.
Boat dockage avail. Call
Frances 305-743-6789
TAVERNIER 1 BR
condo. Private beach &
dock. Beautifully furn!
$1500/mo 305-343-2991


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for
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790 * Business
Property for Rent
LLBOARD-MM 53.5
)rthern Exposure, great
r Key Colony Beach,
m Pl im Grascs KeQ


790 * Business
Property for Rent
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
Green Turtle Inn
MM 81.2 Oceanside
Islamorada 1809 Sq. Ft.
Prime Retail Rental
Call Sandy Moret
(305) 664-5423
US1 at MM 94 with 60'
Canal Frontage. 1200 sq.
ft. newly remodeled
Office/Retail. Lease or
purchase. 630.675.8711
795
Miscellaneous
MTHN LOT FOR RENT
or sale, 38ftx66ft, RV,
Mobile, or build. elec, wa-
ter/sewer, cable, 35 ft'
dock. WAS $275K NOW
$200K. Poss. owner
financing. 760.340.1403
Trailer Site For Rent
MM 95, Pool & Pier, util.
& Cable Inc.
305-467-6465

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

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

ISLAMORADA 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$279K. Call Rose
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
(305) 395-0383

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


810
Homes for Sale


IWaterfront
Long Key Waterfront
3Bd/2Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock; seawall,
boat ramp. Reduced!
$495K. 386-439-9622
Marathon 3/2, Irg lot,
quiet neighborhd, tile
thru-out, granite & SS
gas kit, wrkg fireplc.
$380K ($50K less than
recent bank appr)Adj.
vacant lot avail. Ser. buy-
ers only. 305-664-1757
PET FRIENDLY!!
Probably the nicest Mo-
bile Home in the Keys.
Recent $1 00K up-grade.
Maybe the best deal in
the Keys. 100 yds from
your own priv. bch. Lo-
cated in secure well kept
property. With this pur-
chase you become a part
owner in 10 acres of
Ocean Front Property. 2
bd. 2 bth, plus nice work-
shop. Beatiful priv. yard
w/ iacuzzi. Asking


810
Homes for Sale


Waterfront
SUGARLOAF KEY,
Driftwood Ln, CBS 3/2,
Grd Ivl, Tropic pool, boat-
ing canal. Photos/info,
zillow.com 305-797-0056
812 * Mobile Homes
for Sale
Fully furn 12x46 w/addi-
tion, Irg lot, shed. 16'
boat. Key Largo. $15k.
612-267-7728
2/1 MH for sale, 40 ft.,
new apple w/d, Reduced!
$19,900 + lot rent $650/
mo. MM 25. 360-2218
825 *Condo-
Duplex for Sale
KCB 2/2, furnished.
$450,000. Will consider
partial mortgage. Call
289.1741 for details


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


SPECIAL FINANCING 5% DOWN
OWNER ASSISTED FINANCING
3% INTEREST
RV Vacationers - Any stay, first 2 nights FREE
(Based on availability. No sales presentation required)
Cll Joe Cleghrn (305) 797-5184


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Miscellaneous


895
Miscellaneous


895
Miscellaneous


1150
Power Boats


1150
Power Boats


1390
Miscellaneous


1390
Miscellaneous


Waterfront lot on Grassy Key Duplex with 5
with partial Bay View, building additional lots and a
right, dock and boat ramp. total of 7 building rights on
$350,000. 15 year financing, 25th Street. Will subdivide.
fixed at 4.99% for the first 5 Excellent Financing for
years, depending on qualified buyers. Call for
Qualifications. 6% realtor co-op. 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 Financing @ 4.99% fixed for
5 years. 10% Realtor Co-op

Marathon Steal! Located at 682 46th Street this well kept
home is priced right at $142,000.00. Excellent financing!


Foriior info cll 30) 40226 o 180095-015


880 * Lots - Acreage 890 * Business
for Sale Property for Sale


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

954-396-2292

825 * Condo-
Duplex for Sale
KCB new 3/3, stilted
waterfront 1/2 duplex.
Cbs, all tile, granite coun-
ters, jacuzzi, all appi,
strg, cov prkg, 42' dock.
FSBO$675K 743-0008

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

Waterfront
MARATHON Build
canal home under
$500K. Seawall, Boot
Key Harbor, all Permits, .
plans. 305-923-6215
ROGO lots for sale.
Each lot worth
4 points. Call
305-394-1409


Great US 1 Exposure
1960sf, tiptop cond, z'd
mix use comm'l, office/re-
tail. $699k. Clara at (305)
395- 2095 Chaplin RE

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
18 FT RENKEN CC 90
HP, w/trailer, $4000.
21 ft. SeaRay Mere I/O
4.3, V6, $4000
305-481-0398
22' BOSTON WHALER
Repowered, low hours.
$19,500. Call
305-304-3610
22.5'AQUA SPORT'95
w/225 pro. loaded elect.
CG, T-top, fish/dive,
$9500 305-797-0056
24' Skippy 1989
fiberglass pontoon.
115 Mercury outboard,
$4,000. 305-451-0839
24.5' Offshore Grady
White'86-W/A, 325HP,
cuddy. Good for diesel
conversion. Dual axle trlr.
$4400.305-481-5554
25' Parker'03. Twin 200
hp Yam., live well, cust T-
top, dry stored, no bottom
paint. Low hrs. Too many
extras to list! $37,500
obo. Call 305-872-3922
26' TWIN V '02 Twin 115
hp Yamaha 4-stroke,
C/C, new T-Top & interior
rewired, 05 trailer, $28K
OBO 954-868-4275
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-555i


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OPPORTUNITY

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1150
Power Boats
27' Grady White 2000
Chase. C.C., loaded.
Exc! T-top, Out & Down
rigs, 250 Yam. $35,500.
Mrthn. 573-280-4078

31' BERTRAM
SPORTFISH Twin
Yanmardiesel.
$56K. 305-797-6475


1987 Mako 261 w/outbracket, Twin 200 E-Tec-
motors '04 -500 hrs. - 3 yrs on transferable warr.
Boat totally updated. Turn key to fish or dive.
Asking $29,500. Call Chuck
305-245-0225 or 305-342-9699.


38'HOUSEBOAT
moored 100 yards off-
shore. Great live-aboard
in Matecumbe for $15K
obo. 305-433-0099
CREST PONTOONS
Everwonderwhere
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543
1160
Sailboats
33' Glander. Custom
raised deck. Good sails,
great condition! 4 cyl.
diesel, shallow draft
$25K. (305) 743-3691
1170 *iOutboard-
Inboard Engines
2008 90hp EVINRUDE
E-TEC. 10 months old,
26/mo on warranty.
$5900 OBO 360-1404
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
BOAT DOCKAGE
24th St., Marathon.
$6/ft. Max 28ft. Call
Frances 305-743-6789
DOCKAGE MM61
Up to 75'. Deep water.
$250$500/mo, Inc wa-
ter& elec. No live-
aboards. (305) 743-0003
LIVEABOARD
BOAT SLIPS
Marathon. For BEST
rates call 305-304-3610
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731.3386
1190
Miscellaneous
2 Floating waverunner
docks $1200.1 Double
waverunner trailer
$1200. Call
772-486-3442.
skellyre@aol.com
27' Commercial Down
Easter, RS License, Trap
Puller, 225 Yamaha,
Tuna Tower, $12K
OBO 305-664-8033
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1380 * Campers-
Recreational Vehicles

A1 A STORAGE
RV's, Boats Etc.
Family Owned
Over 25 yrs.
$2.10/ft per mo. (L.T.)
Call Paul
(he lives there)
305-872-4457

1190
Miscellaneous
1200 Crab Traps/Certs
700 Lobster Certs, B,
Rope & floats incl. Prices
nego. 305-304-8396
400"B" LOBSTER
TRAP CERTIFICATES
$40 each or buy all for
$35 ea. 305-743-5303
600 LOBSTER CERT'S
1250 Crab Cert's, 1000
plastic crab traps, $35K
for everything BARGAIN
732-768-3353
AA Dave buys permits
SoAtl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hours! 904-262-2869


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sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid fortransfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321.784.
5982 or321.302.3630
www.shipsusa.com
Cats 3208's. 320; 375;
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Miscellaneous
FLORIDA KEYS
MARINA for Sale.
Dry & Wet Storage.
Ash Property Group, Inc.
305-439-9581
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172
Liveaboard Docks.
Mrthn, covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
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Automobiles
Wanted autos all years.
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Running or not.
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01 Oldsmobile Alero.
1 owner car.
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522-2460.
98 Ford Expd, 4WD,
139k, exc cond. $3,900.
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313-720-9666
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X-MAS GIFT?'97 F-150
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eng. long bed, $3250 obo
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30641 Overseas Hwy. mm 30.5 US1
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
305-872-9040 * 1-800-771-BOAT
www.skeetersmarine.com
email ~ keyskeet@msn.com


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SUVs - Vans


88 Jeep Wrangler. Runs
great, little rust $2,500.
88 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
stick $850 451-1098


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