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Creation Date: December 31, 2008
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Costly appeal
A lot of Marathon resi-
dents are unhappy with a
decision to allow the city
finance director to build a
hotel over the height limit,
and they're free to appeal.
But filing an.appeal is far
from free: in fact, it costs a
bunch. See story, Page 7.

Another rule
The deadline for fisher-
men and other mariners to
obtain a federal Trans-
portation Worker Identifica-
tion Credential card is rapid-
ly approaching, but a lot of
people resent the require-
ment. They call it one more
unneeded regulation. See
story, Page 10.
Trial set
ALeon County judge on
Monday set the week of Jan.
20 to hear Mary Vahden
Brook's lawsuit challenging
her election loss to Tegan
Slaton. That's. two weeks
after Slaton is sworn in as a
Monroe County Circuit Court
judge. See story, Page 5.

McCoy wins again
Coral Shores High School
freshman Joanna McCoy of
Tavernier wins yet another
women's title in a 5K race.
She's just continuing her
rapid rise as a runner to be
reckoned with, e\ idenced b%
her finish in the Class 2A
cross-country championship
and her South Florida district
championship. See story,
Page 15.


Business ............. . 12
Clossifieds .. ..........20
Crossword ............ 11
Fishing ............. .. 18
Living ............. ....13
O pinion ............... 6
Sports/Outdoors . . ...15



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Keys become a


Hotels, chambers,
attractions all
report big numbers
By RYAN Mc6ARTHY
rmccainrih' kei n,~rer cor

It ma\ bug the locals and the
snow birds that head south for
the inter, but the Ke\s have
experienced a much-needed
tourist influ\ the past t\eek
As late as TuesdaN afternoon.
Li S. 1 %as clogged % ith \ visitors
heading south to celebrate the
ne%% Near in the Kels.
Florida Department of
Transportation traffic cameras
showed a bottleneck fornung
near mile marker 90 on
Plantation Ke. t here the high-
w as narrows from four to two
lanes.
On Big Pine. motonsts wait-
ed for nearly\ a dozen traffic
light changes to make it through
the Ke\ Deer Boulevard inter-
section. as southbound traffic
nas backed up all the tas3 to
Spanish Harbor channel bridge.


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KeynoTer photo Dy KEVIN WADLOW
A full house of 200 visitors in the Parrot Theater enjoys trainer Julie Hallagan's bird show Tuesday
at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada. Large holiday-week crowds surprised the staff at the


See TOURISM / 2 marine park.


Obama bidding Food stamp help


benefits library


SBookstore owner
auctions room
for inauguration
By SEAN KINNEY
_kjrnne\.' ke\n.'i.ercont

Richard Bennett of Big Pine
Ke\ doesn't ha\e one of the
240,000 coveted tickets to
President-elect Barack C)bama's
inauguration - but he does hate
a nice place to staN for it
MondaN. Bennett's $550 bid


was the winnerr among si\ to
sta\ at the %Washington. D C
home of Christopher Kush.
ownner of Voltaire Books. an
independent bookstore at 330
Simonton St. in Ke\ West
"Now it w e could .ust get a
flight." Bennett said after win-
ning the two-night, three-daj
stay
He plans to attend the Jan 20
inauguration " ith his grown son
See AUCTION / 3


increases 46%


As the economy
gets worse, more
looking for help
By SEAN KINNEY
kirinep '"'ke. nin r e n'

"I'm a homeless \et. I'm
apple ing for food .tamp assils-
tance and looking for w ork."
Jeff Raumer said as he %waited
to talk to a state Department ,of
Children and Families case
worker Tuesdas in Ke\ West
"1 came about a 'week ago


from Mlinnesota." Raumer said.
"I'm looking for %ork and I'm
finding out everyone sazs it's
really difficult. I came do wn
here to get a fresh start The
warmth appealed to me "
Raumer sals he served in
the Arms from 1984 until 1986;
he's %worked construction on
and off for most of his life but
has fallen on hard times He's
found the job market in the
Keis comparable. if not %worse,
See HELP / 4


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Keys News


Keys briefs


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Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Openings at the drawbridge over Snake Creek in Islamorada bring heavy holiday traffic to a
. halt Tuesday on Plantation.Key. Delays began Saturday.


'We've been slammed today'


TOURISM / From 1

On Sunday, visitors to Bahia
Honda State Park were turned
away before it was even noon
because all of the parking spaces
filled up. Northbound cars trying
to enter the park were backed up.
all the way to the Bahia Honda
Bridge itself..
Blame - or thank - the win-
ter storms crushing the north or
fuel prices under $2 a gallon.
But the bottom line is heads in
beds and a spike in business
across the Keys. Chambers of
commerce have been reporting
busy walk-in traffic, with visitors
from all over the United States,
Canada, Europe - even Japan.
"We've been slammed today
and it's starting to pick up again,'"
Greater Marathon Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Daniel Samess said Tuesday
afternoon. "A lot of our hotels
were at 20 to 30 percent and are
now at 90 percent."
The chamber's been so busy
- 300 visitors a day - that it
was forced to call in extra help to
answer the phones.
Jim Rhyne, owner of the
Coconut Cay Resort & Marina in
Marathon, said the motel is doing
far better this holiday season than
last.
"Since the 26th, we've been
full every night and it looks like
we'll be full until at least this
Sunday," he said. "You take it as
you can get it in an economy like
this. I'm pleasantly surprised, and
maybe there is a season getting
ready to happen that can get ,us


through."
The Dolphin Research Center,
one of Marathon's most popular
attractions, has been catering to
record numbers this month,
according to Rita Irwin, vice
president of marketing and devel-
opment. Irwin is also chair-
woman of the county Tourist
Development Council.
"2004 was our biggest year,
and we're right around those
numbers," Irwin said.
"Everything is packed full and
because we have so many dol-
phins, we're able to keep up with
the demand."
Irwin said the influx of new
guests even has the performers
excited. The DRC's 2-year-old
dolphins have been doing pro-
grams for six months, she said,
but "this is their first busy week
and their energy keeps us ener-
gized."
Lines formed early for the dol-
phin show Tuesday at Theater of
the Sea in Islamorada, and the
200-seat Parrot Theater there was
at capacity.
"This is always a busy week,"
said Maureen LaMarra, the attrac-
tion's director of marketing.
"We're glad they're here. But
from our reservations, it looks like
everybody is leaving Sunday."
Jessica Bennett, market
research director for the TDC,
said many campgrounds and
hotels in the Lower Keys and
Key West sold out in anticipation
of the new year. Many of the vis-
itors to those chambers of com-,
merce last week were Floridians,
but many others hailed from the
Northeast and Midwest.


Bennett reported an average
of 500 visitors daily over the
weekend at the Key Largo
Chamber of Commerce. Visitors
from the Northeast escaping
snowy weather stood out, she
said, as did European tourists
from Scandinavian countries,
Germany, Ireland and England.
Down in Key West, Yankee
Freedom II General Manager
Alan Church said the ferry serv-
ice to the Dry Tortugas has been
packed all week.
"It's been full for probably 10
days now. We're full until
Saturday; I don't even have an
open seat," he said. "This is tradi-
tionally a good time for us, and
this year is as good as any."
TDC Director Harold Wheeler
said it's likely a $500,000 emer-
gency expenditure approved in
October has played a role in the
busy season. The TDC board
approved a multimedia advertis-
inr~plan dubbed "The Road to
Recovery" in an attempt to spark
tourism in a struggling economy.
"We went ahead and added
that money in advance, and that
has made the difference in seeing
these people come at this time. It
was kind of a different move," he
said. "Normally those funds are
used after the fact."
The TDC has allocated $
500,000 in emergency funding on
just three other occasions: After
Hurricane Georges in 1998 and
Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and
following the Sept. 11,2001, ter-
ror attacks.

Staff writer Kevin Wadlow
contributed to this report.


Death seems to be
accidental drowning

A woman found dead in a
canal behind her home Dec.
15 apparently died of acci-
dental droning. the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office said
this week.
Roseman Miller, 49, was
Found in the canal behind her
Venetian Boule% ard home on
Plantation Key.
ltller's daughter.
Christina Miller. '4, called
the Sheriff's Office on Dec.
15 after she drove down from
Fort Lauderdale but couldn't
find her mother The elder
Miller was later found in the
canal under a floating dock.
Toxicology results from
the autopsy are still pending.



Monroe County Health
Department tests Keys
nearshore water quality
each week for elevated
levels of enteric bacteria.
There currently are no Keys
beaches with health advi-
sories against swimming.



Repeat: Deputy Editor
Margaret Menge and
Key West Bank President
Phil Hogue, on the federal
bank bailouts.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3


Celebrating after 7
the winning bid
was announced

Brewster
Chamberlin and
Annette Liggett
from the Friends
of the Key West
Library, Peter 3,
Sand Richard
Bennett, and
Christine Dunn,
administrator of
the library.

Keynoter photo
by SEAN KINNEY

Winning bid goes to library


AUCTION / From 1

Peter. Since they don't have tick-
ets to the inauguration (it takes
place in front of the west end of
the Capitol), they'll probably
watch it on large monitors that
will be set up for the expected
overflow crowd..
"We're Obama fans," Peter
Bennett said,. undeterred by the
last-minute nature, of the trip.
In an e-mail, Kush said,
"After the election, it seemed
that everyone in D.C. was rent-
ing their houses for the inaugu-
ration (think Fantasy Fest for
politics) - and it occurred to us
that we could do something- for
charity. The Key West library is
struggling for support right now
- and it sometimes gets over-
looked - so we decided to use
Voltaire Books to auction off our
guest room for [the] Friends of
Sthe Key West Library."
Washington, D.C., officials
and the Secret Service project
upward of 2 million people will


attend the inauguration, based
on flights booked, bus tickets
sold and hotel bookings, the
Washington Post reported.
. The $550 Bennett paid,
which is not tax deductible, goes
directly to benefit the Friends of
the Key West Library, a volun-
teer group that works to raise
money and awareness about the
county library branch in Key
West.
In August, Voltaire Books
sponsored what it called an Old-
School Dance Party at Mangos
on Duval Street and raised
$1,800 for the library through
cover charges and donations.
Christine Dunn, administra-
tor of the library at 700 Fleming
St., was on hand as Bennett's
winning bid was announced
Monday.
"Always, money is appreciat-
ed because of the budget cuts. It
means we can enhance our col-
lections with more than just the
basics," she said.
Dunn already has plans to
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about presidents, presidential
history and politics in general.
She plans to acquire books for
adults and "get some books for
the kids' room."
Although she works full-
time, Dunn joked that she retired
in Key West: "It's like a dream
come true for me to be working
in a library."
Peter Rogers, the manager of
Voltaire Books, said, "Whenever
we can, we do something good
for the library. Anything for the
library."


Murphy, a golden retriever, was a familiar face at the
Washington, D.C., home of Christopher Kush, owner of Voltaire
Books in Key West. Murphy died last year but Richard Bennett,
who won an auction to stay at the house for the presidential
inauguration, can look forward to meeting Gracie, a golden
retriever puppy who now lives there.


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Keys News


Latest applicants are 'ordinary people' with college degrees


HELP/ From 1

than in Minnesota.
"It's a little bit more difficult
to find work," he said. "MN goal
is to try to get a place [to lihe]
and get back on my feet. I w ill
do anything for the work."
Raumer's story is not unique,
and he's joiried a growing list of
people applying for food stamps
just to get by.
In the Keys, the increase in
the number of those recei% ing
food stamps is staggering - 46
percent year over year.
In November 2007. there
were 3,135 Monroe Counts res-
idents that received food


Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEY
Jeff Raumer moved to Key West for a fresh start, but he's
finding the same financial problems he had in Minnesota. He's
among those who have applied for food stamps just to get by.


stamps. This past November, the
number was 4,584.
The jump in people receiving
food stamps statewide is also
high, but doesn't come close to
the percentage increase in
Monroe County.
In November 2007,
1,376,016 Florida residents
received food stamps. This past
November, 1,748,508 did. That
represents a 27 percent increase
over the past 12 months.
Selene Woods is a clerk at the
DCF office on 12th Street in
Key West; she helps people
apply for food stamps, Medicaid
and cash assistance. She's seen
firsthand the faces of the people
who are struggling, like Raumer,
as the economy worsens.
"We usually get about 40
applicants per day [for, the vari-
ous services]," Woods said.
"From last year, it has gone up
dramatically. There's more peo-
ple losing their jobs; it's ordi-
nary people like with college
degrees. When the economy is
down, that's what happens."


Woods helps applicants fill
out computer-based applications
for assistance and DCF works
with community partners such
as Wesley House Family
Services to provide help.
Wesley House provides a
variety of services including
child care, job placement and
.financial assistance for about
1,500 children and families at
any given time. Doug
Blomberg, the chief executive
officer, said, "We've seen an
increase in requests for services
and assistance throughout the
Florida Keys. I think that will
continue. Just a sign of the
times."
"We are trying to work
together," Woods said. "We are
working hard to get different
programs out there. If you're in
need, just come in here and
apply."
If you're approved for food
stamps, you receive them in the
form of a debit card - remov-
ing the stigma that once
occurred at the checkout line.


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to the '16th Circuit Judicial
Nominating Commission, which
recommends judicial candidates
to the governor if there is a
vacancy on the bench inMonroe
County.
Reappointed Monday were:
* Bob Shillinger, 43, of Key
West, chief assistant county
attorney, for a t&rm that ends
July 1,2012. .
+ Piper Smith, 44, of Key
West, vice president of market-
ing. for Historic Tours of
America, for a term that ends
July 1,2012.
* Tom Wright, 58, of
Marathon, a self-employed
attorney, for a term that ends
July 1,2011.
Appointed were:
+ Corey Bryan, 46, of Key
Largo, a lieutenant with the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office,
succeeding Andrea Margalli for
a term ending July 1,2011.
* Ed Scales, 42, of Key
West, a self-employed attorney,
succeeding Gerald AbreJ for- a
term ending July 1, 2012.
+ Bob Tischenkel, 56, of Key
West, former Key West city
attorney, succeeding John Jabro
for a term ending July 1,2011..


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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5


Slaton will
already be
on the bench
By LARRY KAHN
lkahn@keynoter.com.


A Leon County judge on
Monday set the week of Jan. 20
to hear Mary Vanden Brook's
lawsuit challenging her elec-
tion loss to Tegan Slaton.
The case will go forward -
in either Tallahassee or Key
West - two weeks after Slaton
is sworn in as a Monroe
County Circuit Court judge.
He's sworn in on Jan. 6; Judge
Kevin Davey set aside Jan. 21,
22 and 23 to hear the case.
At a Monday hearing, he
said he would consider moving


the case to Key West, which
Vanden Brook wants, rather
than try 'it in Tallahassee,
which is required by law
because that's where she and
Slaton qualified for the ballot.
However, later in the day,
attorneys for the Florida
Elections Canvassing- Coni
mission filed a motion to keep
it in Tallahassee.
They wrote that the case
should stay in Tallahassee for
two reasons: On Dec. 17,
Miami Associate Administra-
tive Judge Victoria Platzer
ruled that's the appropriate
venue; and "we are not aware
under what legal or judicial
authority such action [moving
the case -to Key West] may be
taken."


"We're talking about wit-
nesses that have to travel for
days and days to give a half
hour of testimony," Vanden
Brook told the Keynoter.
Monday's hearing was held


telephorically, with Davey in
Tallahassee and lawyers for
both sides in South Florida.
Pending motions in the case
are due to be heard at 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 9.


Vanden Brook lost the elec-
tion to Slaton by nine votes out
of more than 32,000 cast.
Following recounts, Slaton was
still the winner, by four votes.


Report: Man- tries

to lure students


Principal warns
of man driving
Econoline van
By DAVID GOODHUE
dgoodhue@keysreporter.com

Plantation Key School offi-
cials have issued an automated
phone call to parents warning
them that a man in a white van
may have tried to lure two stu-
dents into his vehicle.
The call went out on Dec. 17,
right before students were let
out for their holiday break.
In the call, Principal Vanessa
Strickland .said the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office issued a
report that "a male driver in his
40s or 50s tried to convince two
children to get into a white van
on Dove Creek. It was possibly
a Ford Econoline van with a
sliding door on the passenger
side."
Strickland began the call say-
ing, "I am calling to ask you to
remind your children to .avoid
strangers or any suspicious char-
acters."
Sheriff's Office spokes-
woman Deputy Becky Herrin
said she saw the police report,
and it said that three boys told
deputies that a van pulled up to


them and a man told them to get
inside. The boys yelled some-
thing at the man, and he drove
off.
This is the third time since
September there has- been a
report of someone trying to lure
children into autos in the Upper
Keys.
On Sept. 16, a 13-year-old
boy told deputies a man in a blue
BMW offered him a ride him as
he walked from his bus stop at
mile marker 88. A 73-year-old
Venetian Shores man later came
forward to say he's the one who
offered the ride. He told deputies
he didn't mean to cause concern,
but was just offering the boy a
ride to his house because he saw
him walking.
He and the boy told the same
story - both agreed he simply
asked the boy if he wanted a ride
home. He never tried to get the
boy into his car and, when the
boy said no, he left, driving to
his house in the same neighbor-
hood. He wasn't charged.
A similar report four days
later:at mile marker 89.2 has not
been resolved, but investigators
say unless they receive more
specific information, they have
hit.a dead end in their investiga-
tion.


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KEYNOTER


Keys Opinion


A new approach only

hope on state budget

One year ago, Charlie Crist was preparing to be sworn in as
Florida's 44th governor.
Eschewing the normal expense of a big inaugural ball, he
substituted a prayer breakfast and talked about an "immediate'
crisis" fading Floridians with runaway insurance rates and
escalating property taxes.
Boy, looking back, it's amazing how much has changed in
the past year. Florida's economic squeeze has grown much
worse; the governor, traveled to Europe capitals spending
$430,000 in taxpayer money on a trade mission. Oh, and we no
longer worry much about insurance because most everyone
now worries about a rash of foreclosures and disappearing jobs.
Florida's unemployment rate hit 7.3 percent in November,
the highest in 15 years.
The state's budget is in such\bad shape, the Legislature.will
convene a special session in three weeks to deal with the crisis.
Much of this, of course, is beyond the scope of one state's
leaders to address, since the financial turmoil roiling the
economy is a global phenomenon.
On a smaller scale, but no less importantly, Florida's leg-
islative leaders need to think creatively about priming the
pump!
So far, what we've heard out of Tallahassee sounds like a
repeat of previous sessions, which focus on robbing reserves
or across-the-board cuts. But this will be the third bite from
that apple with little left to fund some core state needs.
Maybe it's time for Crist to show he really is a different
kind of leader and force afresh look at the revenue side.
This state relies over much on tourism, rapid population
growth and real estate development to generate sales taxes.
Last year, facing budget shortfalls, the Legislature decided
to simply pass the buck to local governments, which rely on
property taxes, without addressing any of Florida's funda-.
mental revenue problems.
Lawmakers need to refocus. It's long past time for Florida
to tax goods sold on the Internet (which 30-plus other states
already do). It's past time to cut numerous -tax exemptions
approved by prior legislatures. And why not raise the state tax
on cigarette sales? That would raise up to $1 billion a year,
and might just encourage more smokers to quit (which helps
reduce uninsured medical care costs down the road).
And there should be a vigorous discussion about state and
local gas taxes and how that money is used for critical road,
bridge and infrastructure needs.
Same ol', same ol' won't cut it this time.

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Grinch ruins Christmas for visitor to Marathon


EDITOR:
I just wanted to inform readers of the horrible
experience I had in Marathon.
My husband's car was parked in a friend's
driveway on Avenue G in Coco Plum late on
Dec. 22 when someone threw a large rock
through the passenger window and stole my
purse. Now, through the lecturing of my husband
and others, I know how stupid and thoughtless it
was of me to leave it in plain sight, especially
since it had the last week's worth of my hard-
earned cash in it.
I am a bartender and had not been to the bank
to deposit it since Christmas was coming up.
Money will come again (although it's very hard
to forget), but the snowball effect of this event
will be forever.
First, the fighting it caused my husband and 1.
Secondly, the time - the time and frustration of
canceling all my credit cards, accounts, etc. The


time off work to get the window fixed, and the
cost of that. Everything is a hassle when you lose
everything. And we had to sit on glass covered by
towels the whole way home to southwest Florida.
I have learned a valuable but costly lesson. I
hope that the money this person stole at least
helped the lazy person who won't find a job and
just takes from other people who work hard to
earn it. Hopefully it went to pay rent or for food,
not for drugs and alcohol.
.If someone reads this that knows the criminal
or of this crime, please help. I'm sure a score like
this one was hard to keep quiet - around $1,000
cash, a Louis Vitton wallet, a lot of holiday
scratch-off Lotto tickets and a millionaire raffle
ticket (I was going to put them in holiday cards),
and a black very scratched-up iPod.
Merry stinking Christmas.
Tammi Amberg
Naples


Turtle fund raiser earns praise


EDITOR:
The Turtle Hospital's Dec. 11 Tips for
Turtles fundraiser was a success. The staff at
the hospital would like to send out a big
thanks to The Island Fish Company Tiki Bar
and Restaurant for hosting the event, providing
Complimentary appetizers and donating many
great prizes for the raffle. The Keynoter also
made a great contribution toward saving sea
turtles by donating the advertising for the
event.
The fundraiser earned almost $900 in tips
from the bar and raffle tickets. The money will
be put toward food, medicine and treatments
for current and future sea turtle patients.
The raffle had a collection of great prizes
donated by area businesses including the
Dolphin Research Center, Key West Aquarium,
Theater of the Sea, Crane Point, Tilden's
Scuba Center, Annette's Lobster and Steak
House, Key Colony Inn, Keys Fisheries, Papa
John's Pizza, Quiznos Subs and Home Depot.
Providing the entertainment for the evening
was local musician Keith McCurdy and the


Restaurant
walks the walk
EDITOR:
We had the pleasure of attending the Island
Grill locals' appreciation Christmas party. The
food was plentiful, delicious and free. The
beverages were very well priced and the band
was fantastic. Best of all, they are dog-friend-
ly, unlike other establishments that set their
rules based on the whims of whoever is work-
ing that night.
The Island Grill not only talks the talk
when dealing with locals but walks the walk.
In these troubling times, talk is cheap but
deeds speak for themselves. Thank you to the
Island Grill for a fun and inexpensive night.
Donna Juriaco
Tavernier


CaySal Pyrates.
The Turtle Hospital would also like to thank
the Marathon community for coming out to
support the preservation of endangered sea tur-
tles and Florida Keys wildlife.
Ryan Butts
Turtle Hospital
Marathon


Accuracy is No. 1
EDITOR:
As one of the more -than 16,000 people who
voted for Mary Vanden Brook in last month's
election, I strongly disagree with your recent
editorial about the election. There is nothing
selfish about contesting the ballot results when
recounts have come up with four different num-
bers. Doesn't this make you question the accu-
racy of the counts? And shouldn't the most
important thing about an election be getting it
right?
Joan Gregory
Key West



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Wednesday, December 31,2008 7


Appeal of hotel plan too costly for some


Few can afford
to challenge
height variance
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Marathon residents unhappy
with a decision to allow the city
finance director to build a hotel
over the height limit are free to
appeal.
But an appeal is hardly free:
It costs $2,100.
That's what the city demands
as a deposit to handle costs asso-
ciated with an appeal, including
legal advertisements, mailings
and staff-time. Whatever's not
used for the appeal is refunded.
'The fee is just one of many
adopted by past councils as-part
of a cost recovery system.
"I think it's the most ridicu-
lous fee I've ever heard of,"


Councilman Pete Worthington
said. "The fact someone has to
come up with $2,100 to appeal a
decision our advisory Planning
Commission has come up with is
grossly unfair."
''People want to appeal, but
we set this rule up that it's going
to cost them $2,100, and that's
not feasible for the typical resi-
dent. They can't come up with
that kind of money," Council-
woman Ginger Sneadsaid.
On Dec. 15, Finance Director
Peter Rosasco's development
team requested nine variances to
the city's 37-foot height limit on
new buildings - including a
lobby to be built more than 57
feet tall and a retail tower that
would stand nearly 59 feet tall.
The other seven variances
sought were for between four
,and 11 feet over the limit.
Rosasco plans to build an 80-


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room Hampton Inn on his 4.81-
acre lot near mile marker 48 in
Old Town Marathon. Included in
the plans are 18,657 square feet


The cost of the
appeal was
put in place
when the city
relied more
on contract
government
than it does
today.


of commercial space for retail or
a restaurant, as well as a swim-
ming pool and 34-slip marina.
The Planning Commission
compromised by granting
Rosasco across-the-board vari-
ances of 9 feet, 3 inches over the
limit. That's equal to the 25 per-
cent variance Planning Director
George Garrett is able to grant


on his own, without Planning
Commission approval.
The cost of the appeal was
put in place when the city relied
more on contract government -
including for a city manager -
than it does today.
"You're appealing a decision
by a government and it's just the
cost of doing business up and
above ordinary things the city
does," City Manager Clyde
Burnett said.
He wants to abolish that sys-
tem.
"I'm trying to get away from
that methodology that the city
has been using and going with
flat fees. Flat fees are so much


less cumbersome; the staff can
spend more time serving the cit-
izens instead of being creative
accounting geniuses," he said.
"There's more time accounting
to the point that takes up all the
time."
Snead said a flat fee schedule
makes "perfectly logical sense."
As for the variances them-
selves, Mayor Mike Cinque said
he'll make a decision on them
only if someone appeals to the
City Council.
"We gave the Planning
Commission certain authority
and unless it's appealed, it's out
of our hands," he said.


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Keys to Peace
organize five
days of 'harmony'
A group of six Tibetan monks
usher in the new year-by creating
a mandala, a sand artwork, in
Tavernier.
Opening ceremonies will be
held at 11 a.m. today at Burton
Memorial United Methodist
Church, which provides space for
the project arrangedby the local
Keys to Peace organization.
Visitors . can observe the
monks from the Drepung
Gomang monastery at work over
five days creating the intricate
mandala, which will be about
five feet in diameter.
In closing ceremonies Sunday,
the monks will sweep away the
art. The sand then will be scat-
tered into Florida Bay in a special
event hosted by the Stone Ledge
Paradise Resort at mile marker
95.3 bayside, Key Largo.
Creating a mandala, this one
with the theme of "World-Peace,"
is both an artistic act and a form
of worship, said organizer Denise
Dowling.
"This is a very opportunity for


Keys residents," Dowling said.
"The monks will perform music,
chanting and movement in the
opening ceremony."
The monks traveled from their
monastery, in southern India, as
part of a United States tour to
promote religious harmony and
world peace, bring attention to
the plight of Tibet and help pre-
serve its cultural traditions.
Donations for viewing the
work help maintain the
monastery. Donations are $3 for
adults each day, or $10 for all
days, which includes the closing
ceremonies at the church and
Stone Ledge. Refreshments will
be served. Children under 12 are
admitted free. Those at the final
ceremony receive a small bag of
sand used in the artwork.
Viewing hours at Burton
Memorial are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
today; noon to 5 p.m. Thursday;
and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. The mandala will be
finished at 3 p.m. Saturday, with
the final chance for viewing from
noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, go' to
www.KeysToPeace.org or call
Dowling at (305) 619-0534.


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K, eys News


Police report suicide likely in gun death


Body found
outside of
burned trailer
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer .
kwadlow@keynotet.com

Only a bare concrete pad and
a torn piece of yellow crime-
scene tape mark the spot where
Henry Atkinson II died early
Friday.
All the scorched remains of
the small trailer where Atkinson
lived at the Sea Breeze Trailer
Park at mile marker, 87.3 were


gone by
Tuesday.
Atkinson,
36, was found
dead outside
the burning
trailer, the vic-
tim of a gun-
shot wound.
Prelim-
ATKINSON inary investi-
gation strongly suggests
Atkinson set the fire before
shooting himself, authorities
said earlier this week.
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inspectors with the county Fire
Marshal's Office have not closed
the case, but nothing so far
suggests anything other than
suicide.
"They say there is no evi-
dence so far in their investiga-
tions which would indicate foul
play was involved," said
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman
Becky Herrin.
"We have not determined a
cause" of the fire, said
Islamorada Fire Chief William
Wagner, whose department is
working with fire investigators.
"It's inconclusive right now."
Investigators are "leaning"
toward the theory that Atkinson
started the fire, he said.
Wagner said it was fortunate
the trailer fire didn't spread to
other residences in the park..
Atkinson's Lot 22 fronts the Old
Highway at the end of a park
road.


"We're lucky because it could
have been just like Key Largo,"
said Wagner, referring to the
Dec. 12 - fire at Calusa
Campground that destroyed five
trailers and a boat.
Like Calusa, the Seabreeze
Trailer Park started as an
overnight campground but even-
tually changed into a tightly
packed park for permanent and


winter residences:
The fire was discovered at
3:15 a.m. Friday, just hours into
the day after Christmas.
Atkinson held a series of jobs
in construction, hospitality, retail
and other professions, his rela-
tives told the Miami Herald.
Firefighters from Islamorada,
Tavernier and Key Largo
responded to fight the fire.


Keys briefs


Teens arrested after
restaurant break-in

Two teens were jailed Tuesday,
accused of burglarizing the Marlin
Restaurant at mile marker 102.7.
Hunter Hickey, 15, is charged
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session of a controlled substance
without a prescription.
Kyle Lane, also J5, is charged
with burglary while wearing a
disguise and theft.
The Sheriff's Office says
deputies Ian Barnett and Richard
Bellon responded to an alarm at
3:50 a.m. and saw two people run
from the restaurant. They chased
them but couldn't catch them.
The restaurant had been
entered through a window and
change from the cash register was
stolen. Video from the store
showed the suspects wearing
bandanas over their faces and
hoods on their heads.
During a check of the area,
Deputy Derek Paul found a clerk
at the nearby Tom Thumb store
who said two juveniles were in
the store earlier and that he
thought they stole beer. A check
of the store's camera system
showed the two people from the
Marlin restaurant, deputies say.
Deputies found the suspects at
Hickey's house on Canal Street. He
was charged with the drug count
for allegedly possessing Xanax.


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'Summit' focuses


on bulk purchases


Ramsay says


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sewer savings at being $10,000 and the [materi-
al] savings Being 40 to 50 per-
can reach $10 M cent, you save $7 [million] to $10
million," he said.. "That's not
By RYAN McCARTHY including contractors bidding
rmccarthy@keynoter:com areas, so you're looking at sub-
stantial savings."
Marathon City Councilman Ramsay said representatives
Dick Ramsay's plan to save the from a number of different corn-
residents $7 million to $10 mil- panies would be on hand for the
lion in costs associated with event, including Home Depot,
hooking up to the, city's sewer material suppliers in the Miami
system gets under way Jan. 7 area and contractors interested in
with what's been termed a "later- bidding larger areas. He said
al summit." Finance Director Peter Rosasco
The meeting is scheduled for will be there to report on possible
2 p.m. at the fire station at Florida financing or funding options for
Keys Marathon Airport. the city.and residents.
Material suppliers, plumbers "Everyone is prepared and I
and contractors are expected to hope that out of this summit
be on hand to discuss how prop- comes the organization of differ-
erty owners can reduce the cost ent committees which will after-
of installing lateral hookups from wards meet with a representative
their homes to the city's central from city staff as to their recom-
sevwage system. Ramsay has said mendations moving forward,"
if the city brokered a deal to buy Ramsay said. Those committees,
necessary materials in bulk, resi- he said, will focus on purchasing,
dents would see a great savings, installation and financing.
"If you calculate the hookups Councilman Pete Worthington
said he'll attend the summit but
that it'll take convincing for him
eys briefs to get the city involved with bulk
purchasing.
"I don't think we should be
- getting into the plumbing supply
business as a city and start stock-
piling pipe and'worry about peo-
ple stealing it or how we're going
S - - - to store it," he said.
Worthington said he's done
- his own calculations on possible
savings and concluded the best
- * - . - that can be hoped for is $300 to
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Fishermen say
it's just one
more impediment
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

When Islamorada charter
captain Larry Wren dropped the
thick document bag on a wood-
en fish table, it landed with a
resounding thump.
"All this is what the govern-
ment requires," Wren said, "just
to take people fishing."
The bag contains everything
from U.S. Coast Guard licenses
to state and federal fishing
licenses, permits to catch partic-
ular species and even drug-test
results.
Wren fished out the newest
requirement for all licensed
mariners - the federal
Transportation Worker
Identification Credential.
"I doubt anyone will ever
check it," said Wren, who runs
the offshore boat Pirate's
Choice from the Holiday Isle
Marina. "Nobody ever checks
anything else."
Wren paid the $132.50 fee
for the TWIC card, and devoted
two full days to getting it - one
day to visit the Key West appli-
cation office and a second to go
pick it up - because he wants
to be certain he's fully legal.
All mariners who hold Coast
Guard certification are required
to have a TWIC card by
April 15.
Employees, boat crews and
suppliers who need access to
secured areas of the Port of Key
West face a Jan. 13 deadline for
obtaining a TWIC card, which
includes a background check
and fingerprinting.
"The phone has been ringing
off the hook with questions
about the TWIC," said Bob
Arnold, executive director of
Sea School, the national cap-
tain's license-preparation firm.
"People don't understand
why the government would do
something like this," Arnold
said. "It costs them another fee
and puts a roadblock in the way
of running their lives."
Congress ordered the TWIC
program in 2002 in the wake of
the Sept. 11 attacks. Security
experts warned terrorists could
slip into the country through


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Islamorada charter captain Larry Wren shows the federal
Transportation Worker Identification Credential soon to be
required of all licensed mariners.


underguarded and unregulated
seaports.
A common, misconception is
that holders of the common
"six-pack" ,license don't need
the TWIC if they seek access to
secured ports. They do.
"The bottom line is .that if
the Coast Guard issues you a
document, you'll need a
TWIC," Arnold said.
SThe Transportation Security
Administration says, "Anyone
who holds a captain's license
must acquire a TWIC Card in
order to renew their license,
regardless of whether or not
they enter secure [port] areas."
While the legal requirement
for most is to have the TWIC in
hand by the April deadline,
Arnold said, enforcement may
be more relaxed away from
secured ports.
"Nobody will say anything
official but there are strong
rumors that [authorities] proba-
bly won't press the issue until a
captain has to renew his Coast
Guard license," Arnold said
Licenses, and the TWIC


card, are both good for five
years.
On Internet message boards
for sportfishermen, some cap-
tains vowed to surrender their
license rather than submit to the
TWIC requirement.
"They say that now but
they'll probably change their
minds at renewal time," Arnold
said.
Sea School enrollment for
the license-preparation course
has not been noticeably slowed
by the TWIC rule, he said.
Two U.S. senators have
sponsored a bill that would
exempt fishing guides and
small-boat captains from the
TWIC requirement. The Small
Marine Business and Fishing
Guide Relief Act remains in
committee, and passage is
uncertain.
A local TWIC enrollment
center is at 3125 Riviera Drive
in Key West. Hours of operation
are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, go to
www.tsa.gov/twic or call
(866) 347-8942.


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WINTER WONDERLAND: It's a winter wonderland at the
Grace Jones Day Care Center in Marathon last Thursday.
The Zonta Club of Marathon, Marathon High School's
National Honor Society members, Toys for Tots and the
Grace Jones board helped 73 youngsters at the center
celebrate the holidays.


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Total Wellness
expands services

The Total Wellness
Center in Marathon has
added computerized foot
pressure and gait analysis to
its practice.
With the addition, Total
Wellness now has the ability
to "casr" your foot for a
custom onhotic, which is an
insert put into the shoe to
take pressure off a foot for
more comfort.
From 10 am. to 5 p.m
Jan. 9. pedorthist Ste\ en
Lebow w\sill ofter free pres-
sure and gait analysis at
Total Wellness, 2901
Overseas Highway; normal-
ly the cost is $50.
Appointments are limited:
call 289-9355.

TIB Financial
dividend is 1%

TIB Financial of Naples,
parent company of TIB
Bank of the Keys, is distrib-
uting a 1 percent stock divi-
dend for shareholders of
record as of Dec. 31. The
dividend is payable on
Jan. 10.

Marathon BPW
to crown Kahuna

The Marathon Business
and Professional Women's
Club's scholarship fund
benefits when the Big
Kahuna is crowned Jan. 10
at the Marathon Jaycees
building.
The BPW stages the Big
Kahuna contest each )ear.
Contestants spend a couple
of months doing fundraisers
such as car washes, and
whoever raises the most
money for scholarships gets
the crown.
The Jan. 10 event, which
runs from 8 p.m. to mid-
night, is a full-moon party
% ith drinks, music and
appetizers. Call 393-3772
for-ticket information; the
cost of tickets was still
being decided ai press rime.


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Joey Juffre works on
flowers for a wedding at
S'Flowers By J&J.

S| GETTING TO Flowers by J & J
, KNOW YOU:
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Visit Florida's new
partner, a Chinese Flo%\ers b) I & J owner
tourism firm, meet Bob Campbell sa s he's ill-
with officials from ing to go the extra mile -
the Monroe County literallyv - for his customers
Tourist Development Located in the Gultside
" Council on Dec. 20 Village shopping center in
unc W es . Marathon. Flowers by J & J
in.Key West. Getting delis ers "smiles across the
1 acquainted are miles" to Key Largo and
(from left) Derek Key \Ves eer) other day.
E Yang; Tina Yao; Pat Joseph and Alyce
.'. Harold Wheeler, Jones estabhshed lower, by
TDC director; Stacy & J in 1979. The Campbell
Mitchell, the TDC's fanuly purchased the busi-
director of sales; ness in 1985 and retained the
and Jack Meier, name.
group sales Since then. Campbell
manager. says, the shop has provided
the community with flowers,
gourmet gift baskets, plush
animals and balloon bou-
quets for all occasions. in the
fall. J & J expanded its
imentorN b. purchasing a
Candy Bouquet franchise.
With 850 locations world-
_ wide. Campbell says Candy
Bouquet's handmade
M material - arrangements are done only
S with high-quality. gourmet
chocolate ganache. He said
Content the finished product is well
Worth the amount of rime it
takes to put together
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flowers we thought would
bring other people in." he
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KEYNOTER


Keys briefs


Aircraft group
meets Saturday

The Keys chapter of the
Experimental Aircraft
Association next meets at
11:30 a.m. Saturday at the
group's hangar at the east
end of Florida Keys
Marathon Airport.

Diocese's bishop
preaches Sunday

Leo Frade. bishop of the
Episcopal-Diocese of
Southeast Florida. is the guest
pastor at 10 a.m. Sunday\ at
St Francis-in-the-Keys
Episcopal Church. 1600 Ke,,
Deer Bld , Big Pine Ke.

Podiatrist discusses
foot problems

If you want to learn how
to recognize and treat com-
mon foot problems. you
might ant to attend the pro-
gram "Steps To Solving
Common Foot Problems" at
Mariners Hospital in
Tavemier. The free seminar
\\ ill be held Jan. 8 from 6 to
7:30 p.m. in the main confer-
ence room of the hospital.
mile marker 91.5
Podiatrist Brigene Smith
will re\vew the causes, symp-
toms. diagnosis and treatment
of common foot problems
such as bunions, hammer
toes. fallen arches. Achilles
tendoniins and heel spurs. To
reserve a space, call 434-
3400.

Johnny the turtle's
story to be told

Save-A-Turnic. a Keyv
nonprofit organization aimed
at educating people about
sea turtles, next meets at
7:30 p.m Jan. 5 at the Turtle
Hospital in Marathon.
There ill be a presenta-
tion about Johnny the turtle,
which was attacked with a
machete, and his recovery
and release back into the sea.


Goodbye 2008, hello 2009
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.cornm _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


So the time has come to say
farewell to 2008, a year that both
soared and soured.
The year limped to a close
amid an economic downturn that
extended its chilling reach to the
Florida Keys.
Foreclosures increased and
dreams of real estate wealth crum-
bled behind locked chain-link
fences at stalled developments
throughout Monroe County.
More people found them-
selves looking for work, and
many of those still on the job
grew increasingly anxious about
their future.
On the other hand, an active
hurricane season barely laid a
glove on the Florida Keys.
The chances of getting stuck
in traffic by the drawbridge at
Jewfish Creek went from fair to
nearly non-existent.
Somehow the Miami
Dolphins went from the NFL's
one-win.stumblebums of 2007 to
the improbable but playoff-
bound champions of the AFC
East in 2008.
Times can change from bleak
to bountiful, and back, in a heart-
beat in this era of high-speed
Internet and high-speed every-
thing else.
So with New Year's Eve
approaching fast, the Keynoter
queried a random sampling of
residents and visitors for their
thoughts on their personal best
and worst of 2008.
Memories of 2008 vary with
each individual soul,. certainly.
But several concluded - per-
haps surprisingly - that on the
whole, they bear no ill will
toward 2008.
"It was a pretty good year all
around," said Clem Shadwick,
taking a sandwich break in Key
Largo while on a motorcycle trip
with fiance Cindy on Monday.
While here, they plan to
explore the possibility of becom-
ing Keys business owners,
maybe in the diving field.
They also plan to make one
more memory of 2008 that
should last forever.
"We're getting married in Key
West on New Year's Eve,"
beamed the future Mrs. Shadwick.
So here's to 2009. May better
days be coming for one and all.


Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOW
Soon to be the Shadwicks, Cindy and Clem plan to make a lasting memory of 2008. The
couple motorcycle from Keystone Heights in Northeast Florida to marry on New Year's Eve in
Key West.


Sandy Santamaria,
Key Largo
Best: "Being with my
family members every
day."
Worst: A family mem-
ber "had some serious
legal issues" in 2008.


Erik Bensch, Key La
Best: "I got to spen
lot of time with my
year-old. After so
rough years, I've set
down and started to
ure things c
Worst: I've lived throi
worse. This year wa
bad at


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a Dolphins fan."


John Avery, Key Largo
Best: "I retired from
General Motors and we
moved to the Keys from
Macomb Township,
Mich."
Worst: 'The economy
and gas prices were
bad, then the (NFL
Detroit) Lions went 0-16.
I've converted to being


12- I Karen Russell, Tavernier
,me Best: "I feel I accom- -
tled - - polished a lot by working
fig- (a. (s a registered nurse) at
ut." . Plantation Key
ugh Convalescent Center
isn't and with the elderly of
all." the\community. I got to
S 'i take part in a medical
Tim Clark, visiting from mission to South America.
Medford, Ore.' \ worst: With every tick of
Best: "I've got a great ' the clock, I get a little bit older."
job and every day is -.
good. Also, Bush is out." .-
Worst: "The economy
has got to get better in .1
just about every area.
From what I've seen, I
think Oregon is having it
worse than down here." , ~


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TREASURE TROVE
OF FOOD: Treasure
Village Montessori
students Joey Panse,
Maria Lozada and
Sean O'Neill deliver
boxes of nonperish-
able food to the food
bank at Burton
Memorial United
Methodist Church in
Tavernier. Students in
S. third through seventh-
grades collected
nearly 500 canned
goods, boxed foods
and other nonperish-
ables, and raised
more than $300. The
Montessori is in
Islamorada.


Keys briefs


Learn how to
make an iMovie

The Upper Keys Mac User
Group will host Ken Morley, who
will discuss the iMovie program,
Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo
library's Community Room.
Morley travels extensively
and documents his travels with
photography and "mini movies"
recorded with his camera; he
recently completed production of
an iMovie documenting a 2006
Sicily/Greece trip. After the
viewing, Morley will demon-
strate,, step by step, how he made
it.
The meeting is free and open
to the public, doesn't require
reservations, and includes
refreshments. Call 451-4601 for
more information.

Fashion show, tea
to benefit KAIR

A fashion show and'tea party
are planned for Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.
at St. Columba Episcopal
Church, 451 52nd St., Marathon.
Fashions will be by KeyKers.
Proceeds from the show,
'which costs $10 to attend, go to
Keys Area Interdenominational
Resources, or KAIR. For tickets,
call Greta Schneider at (732)
768-9247.

Free spay, neuter
clinic set for Jan. 7

The Key Largo Animal
Shelter has its next free spay and
neuter clinic planned for Jan. 7.
To make a reservation for your
pet, call Marsha at 451-0088

Calendar showcases
vintage Keys postcards

The Key West Friends of the
Library has produced a limited-
edition 2009 calendar of vintage
Keys postcards that's available at
the library, 700 Fleming St.
The calendar features vintage
color postcards from the library
archives that can be found at
www.Mile-Markers.org.
Proceeds from calendar sales
benefit the Key West Friends of
the Library, a nonprofit volunteer
support group that raises money
and organizes programs for the
library and its patrons.


The calendars cost $20 each
($25 if they're mailed outside the
Keys). To get one, stop by the
library or contact Cathy Stentzel
at 304-2304.

Boston Whaler
being raffled

The Mariners Hospital
Foundation's Bougainvillea Ball
Committee is raffling a 50th
anniversary edition of a Boston
Whaler Sport. The 13-foot boat
features a 40-horsepower, four-
stroke Mercury engine, E-Z
Loader trailer and a sun top. The
boat, engine, trailer and top have
been donated by Bill Gilbert,
owner of Caribee Boat Sales and
Marina.
Raffle tickets are $100 each.
The drawing will take place Jan.
31 during the Bougainvillea Ball
at Cheeca Lodge. The winner
doesn't need to be present to win.
To get tickets, call 434-1111
or go to the main hospital
entrance at mile marker 91.5.

Garden club offers
floral design courses

The Marathon Garden Club is
offering a series of Florida
Federation of Garden Club floral
design classes, the first six of
which start Jan. 6.
Those participating can expect
to learn about the tools and com-
ponents of design for floral
arrangements, including the care,
cutting and grooming of plant
materials; containers; elements of
design; coordination of floral
arrangements with table settings;
and use of featured objects and
accessories.
The advanced floral design
study is a series of three addition-
al classes to foster creativity -
the symbol of success in floral
art. These classes include cre-
ative, abstract, expressive and
interpretive design as well as the.
use of dried plant material and
decorative woods.
All classes will be taught by
Nancy Rieger, a National Garden
Club Flower Show judge.
Enrollment is limited to 30 per
class. The cost is $25 per class or
$200 for the series of nine class-
es. Pre-registration and payment
are required. Contact Rosemary
Thomas at 289-9537 for addi-
tional information.


Keynoter


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA


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

Neighborhood Meeting
Service Area 5 (map below)


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 pnm. 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.,


Published Keynoter 12/20/08, 12/24/08, 12/27/08, and 12/31/08


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Wednesday, December 31,2008
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Keys briefs


Free boating
course offered

Novice boaters can learn
the rules of the water each
Sunday at the History of
Di ing Museum in
Islamorada.
That's ,when Capt. Bruce
Chambers leads a boating
course, from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 pm.
Florida law requires peo-
ple 21 or younger operating
a \essel pow ered by a motor
of 10 horse poIwer or more to
complete an approved boater
education course. Upon
completion of the course.
you will receive a Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission-
approved boater I.D. card.
The course is free but
donations are accepted. Call
Chambers for more informa-
tion at 304-4623.

Ultra Marathons
return to Keys

UltraSports LLC. a chari-
ty-minded running-event
company, is staging its sec-
ond annual Keys 100 Ultra
Marathons May 16 and 17.
They include 100-mile and
50-mile individual races and
a six-runner 100-mile team
relay race down the Ke s.
The elent (www.keys
100.com) raises money
funds for the fight against
prostate cancer, \\ ith dona-
tions going to.the Richard J.
Fox Foundation www.fox-
foundation.orgi. a 50 1 c13
organization.
The 100-nule races begin
in Key Largo and the 50-mile
race begins in Marathon, with
all events finishing at
Smathers Beach in Key West.
To promote participation
in the fundraising aspect,
UltraSports " ill return regis-
tration fees to the teams that
raise four times their registra-
tion fee amount in donations
In addition, LrtraSports will
donate 10 percent of gross
registration fees to the cause.
Registration can be com-
pleted online.


McCoy takes



another title



star wins
women's 5K

Befitting the organization
that sponsored the event, teens
flourished in Saturday's inaugu-
ral A Positive Step 5K
Run/Walk, which started and
finished at McCoy Indigenous s .
Park in Key West.
The overall winners were
Rusty Caspionamanshle, 18,
from Jacksonville and Joanna.
McCoy, 14, from Tavernier, in . .
the female division.
McCoy, a freshman at Coral
Shores High School, made her- "
self known at the varsity level , . .Z.
by finishing eighth at the state - " ; "..,-,
Class 2A cross country champi- . ::
onship this year. McCoy was the -..
South Florida district champion - -
and second at the regional.
Last year, she won three '3 2
Keys 5Ks in a row,- giving an . " ' . -"
early hint of her talents.
In Saturday's 5K, she
employed her now-familiar
come-and-get-me approach,
blazing through the first mile,
leaving all pretenders in her '"-
wake. She hit the finish line in
18 minutes, 51 seconds, more
than two minutes ahead of for- .'.-. .
mer Sugarloaf Key resident .
Julianne Welzien, who posted a .
personal best 20:56 in second -' '
place. - '-
Caspionamanshle, a fresh-
man at the University of North .
Florida, ran the race on no sleep,
having started the state-long trek ' '-
to Key West at 11 p.m. on
Friday. He pressed the pace
from the get-go but broke away ..
after the mile mark for a com- .- -
fortable 22-second victory over
40-year-old Masters titlist Gary ...
Gellin from Menlo Park, Calif. .. -,
Caspionamanshle's winning ' "
time was 16:59. '-
A Positive Step of Monroe
County is a nonprofit organiza- .
tion serving adolescents whose
behavior leads them into the
juvenile justice system and are


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Conch


hoops


surging

Both teams
are in action
this weekend
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

The resurgence of boys and
girls basketball has been the big
story as the Key West High
School winter sports season
moves optimistically into
January.
The boys team, under co6ilh r
Paul Davis, is 6-3,'despite play-.
ing only once at home - and is
above .500 for the first time
since Davis took over as coach
before the 2005-06 season. In
mid-December, it won its first
District 16-4A road game in
more than three years.
The Conchs, who have
defeated Coral Shores and
Marathon, have a balanced
attack led by senior Vladimyr
Sibera, who is averaging 19.7
points a game. In early
December, he scored 42 against
Bay Point.
The team will begin its
January schedule with a 739
p.m. game Saturday against
Beran Christian at the Bobby
Menendez Gym. It will also be
at home Jan. 9 against Coral
Shores arid Jan. 10 against the
Mater Academy Lions, who
defeated the Conchs, 65-33, on
Dec. 10.
The girls team, coached by
Glenn Hayes Sr., will take a 7-2
overall record into a weekend
tournament at Spanish River in
Boca Raton. The Conchs, 21-9
since Hayes took over last year
to rescue a faltering progr
are averaging 63.5 points a
game.
Junior Chelsea Storr has
scored 51 in her last two games,
and the team has received a big
lift from freshman Shanyia
Watson, who can score, defend
and rebound.
The Conchs, second behind
Monsignor Pace in District 16-
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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Sports resume


CONCHS / From 15

4A, will play their next home
game at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 against
.Coral Shores. The Conchs
defeated the Hurricanes, 79-50,
on Dec. 17, scoring their most
points in a game in more than a
decade.
SZ A look at the other winter
sports:
+ Girls soccer: Scott Paul's
team, 8-6-1, is, as usual, unde-
feated (6-0) in -16-4A and
appears to be a .cinch to win
another district title. But have
the Conchs improved enough to
win a first-round home regional
tournament game? They've
been eliminated in the first
* round three years in a row.
Led by senior Krizzie
Menez, who has 22 goals, the
Conchs will resume play at 4
- 1..m. Tuesday at St. Brendan.


They will play home games at 5
p.m. Jan. 9 against Boca Raton
and at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 against
Edison.
* Boys soccer: The 5-9-3.
Conchs, who have struggled to
score, will host Miami Springs
at 6 p.m. Saturday. Junior Cale
Hartle and freshman Jonathon
Wright have .played well for
Jason Clifford's team, which
hopes to be competitive in the
district tournament at the end of
January.
* Wrestling: John Moeller's
team returns to the road
Saturday for a tournament at
Archbishop McCarthy in Fort
Lauderdale. Ben Covan (135
pounds), Oscar Fernandez
(:125) and Max Llama (112)
have excelled for the Conchs,
who have a home match at 3
p.m. Jan. 15 with Coral Shores.
They will host the district tour-
nament on Feb. 5.


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Catamaran races coming


More than 100
expected for
sailing contests
The quiet beach it Founders
Park, mile marker 87 bayside, is
to come alive when more than
100 world-class sailors nimbly
navigate their fast boats during
the North American Multihull
Sailing Association North
American Championships and
2009 Tradewinds Midwinter
Nationals.


The racing action is set for
Jan. 17 and 18.
Races include the North
American F16 Midwinters, F18
Midwinters and Shark Series, as
well as the National Series event
for the 13-foot Hobie Waves.
Registration is set for 5 to 7
p.m. Jan. 16 at Founders Park.
Final registrations are to be
accepted.from 8 to 10 a.m. Jan.
17. A skippers' meeting is sched-
uled at 11 a.m. that, with the first
flag set for noon. Races are to be


held back to back.
A party with libations is to
start at 5 p.m.
The first flag on Jan. 18 is slat-
ed for 10 a.m., followed by back-
to-back races. Awards are sched-
uled for 3 p.m. First-, second- and
third-place trophies are to be
awarded in each sailing category.
Entry fee is $45 for two-hand-
ed boats and $40 for single-hand-
ed boats.
For more information, contact
Mary Wells or Rick White at 451-
3287 or at. e-mail rick@cat
sailor.com.


World-class Acura regatta returns


Sailors come
from all over
the world
Sailboats and sailing crews
from around the world are to
compete in the waters off Key
West during Acura Key West
2009, one of the most presti-
gious sailing regattas on the
international calendar. The rac-
ing challenge is scheduled Jan.
19 to 23.
Now in its 22nd year, Acura
Key West 2009 features world-
class racing with national and
international programs from the
yachting world. Besides a
strong European representation,
international sailors also are
coming -from as far away as
New Zealand. In addition,
every region in the continental
United States is to be represent-
ed.
"We are very pleased with


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the way the fleet is coming
together," said event director
Peter Craig. "Given the current
global economic uncertainties,
we are certainly not taking par-
ticipation for granted."
Craig added, "I'm impressed
with the high caliber of interna-
tional and U.S. entries, and it's
clear that there will be no drop-
off in the quality of competition
this year."
According to regatta organ-
izers, Acura Key West's pri-
mary attractions for race teams
are the opportunity for January
sailing in warm subtropical
waters, the ambience of Key
West and the high level of com-
petition.
Competitors are to race on
courses set oyer an 8-mile
stretch of the Atlantic just off
Key West. -
The racing action is slated to
begin at 10:30 a.m. daily, with
as many as 10 races taking
place during the five days of
competition.
Grand Prix design debuts are
standard fare in Key West, and
2009 is to be no different.
Ireland's Mark Mills has a
number of his latest boats rac-
ing under the international
handicap rule. The new Summit
Performance Yachts King 40
also is to make its Key West
debut. Another custom Mills
design has just been completed
by U.K. builders Vision Yachts,
and the Key West regatta is the
debut event for the 43-foot Cool
Breeze.
In the first year with their
Marten 49, Pace, Londoners
Johnny Vincent and Simon Tate
have taken their Reichel Pugh


design to Les Voiles Saint
Tropez Regatta, Cowes Week
and next plan to race in Key
West.
One-design classes will con-
tinue their strong presence in
the island city's racing chal-
lenge. In the prestigious Farr
40-class, Italian three-time
world champion Vincenzo
Onorato is scheduled to race
with other past world champi-
ons, the current North American
champion aid royalty - HRH
Crown Prince. Frederik of
Denmark plans to return to Key
West for the third time.
The Melges 24-class, which
always draws the most boats, is
poised for its usual strong
showing.
Noted European competitors
already entered include
Giovanni Maspero's Joe Fly
(Italy), current world champion
.Lorenzo Santini's Uka Uka
(Italy), Riccardo Simoneschi's
Giacomel Audi -Racing (Italy)
and Franco Rossini's Blu Moon
(Switzerland). Most are Key
West regulars.
Key West's Historic Seaport,
stretching along the island's
Gulf of Mexico shoreline, is to
serve as headquarters for the
racing boats and their crews.
Sailing aficionados can mingle
with crews at the docks before
and after races, and book seats
on spectator boats at the pier.
Spectators who prefer to
watch the races from land can
choose from a variety of prime
viewing spots including the
island's Atlantic-front restau-
rants, resorts and beaches.
For more information and a
race schedule, visit www
.Premiere-Racing.com or call
(781) 639-9545.


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Welzian family places high in many divisions


5K / From 15

at risk for dropping out of school,
teen pregnancy, substance abuse
and continued criminal behavior.
Following are the complete
results of the gkoup's 5K.

Female
* 14 and under: 1, Priscilla
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 23:17; 2,
Jane Welzien, Sugarloaf Key,
27:13; 3, Francesca Garcia, Key
West, 35:13.
* 15 to 19: 1,Alyssa Sawyer,
Key West, 23:25; 2, Georgia
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 26:15; 3,
Alicia Garcia, Key West, 34:46.
* 20 to 29: 1, Natalia Duke,
Key West, 25:36; 2, Elizabeth
Correa, Lutz, 26:34; 3, Brenda
Kuchcinski, Key West, 27:07; 4,
Libby McDowell, Key West,
28:05; 5, Schelby Betz, Key'
West, - 31:18; 6, Anne-Marie
Talmadge, Los Angeles, 31:52; 7,
Colleen Maschall, Washington,
D.C., 32:20; 8, Katrina
Ostrowicki, Key West, 35:34; 9,
Heather Whitfield, Marathon,
'36:11; 10,-Ellen Khumalo, Key
West, 37:13; 11, Megan Oropeza,
Key West, 37:50; 12, Jessica
Talmadge,.Los Angeles, 38:07;
13, Rebecca Cobo, Key West,
41:31; 14,.Janell Garcia, Key
West, 42:03.
+ 30 to 39: 1, Tammy Lipka,
Glen Ellyn, 11., 20:59; 2, Sarah
Baxter, Key West, 24:54; 3, Lisa
Gardi, Key West, 27:53; 4,
Rachel Calderwood,
Summerland Key, 28:20; 5,
Jennifer Catalano, Key West,


28:57; 6, Jennifer Ryan, Key
West, 28:58; 7, Christelle Orr,
Key West, 30:15; 8, Sarah
Maschal, Ramrod Key, 32:19; 9,
Angie Cooper, Sugarloaf Key,
33:52; 10, Annmarie Adams,
.Hope Mills , N.C., 45:20; 11,
Alexandra Fraser, San Francisco,
50:20.
+ 40 to 49: 1, Joan Scholz,
Tavernier, 22:15; 2, Debra
Bertolini, Key West, 23:33; 3,
Lilla Whiteside, Key West,
23:46; 4, Kelly Hauser,
Marathon, 24:05; 5, Holly Harris,
Menlo Park, Calif., 24:30; 6,
Tineke Rubio, Miami, 25:40; 7,
Carolyn Schamberger, Geneva,
Ill., 26:50; 8, Maureen May,
Valencia, Pa., 27:52; 9, Donna
Yext, Coopersburg, Pa., 27:58;
10, Julia King, Key West, 28:38;
11, Susan Meissnest, Kokomo,
Ind., 38:19.
* 50 to 59: 1, Mira Bedo,
Tavernier, 25:34; 2, Deborah
Rothstein, Key West, 33:02; 3,
Dale Ford, Key West, 36:51.
* 70 and over: 1, Ann
Rawnsley, Marathon, 33:28.
+ Walkers: 1, Vanessa Brock,
Key West, 34:21; 2, Christy
Rose, Port Republic, Md., 38:54;
3, Phyllis Gardiner, Key West,
S46:56; 4, Diana Niemiec, Key
West, 46:58; 5, Suzanne
Bertolini, St Mary's, Ga., 47:01;
6, Nancy Semran, Key West,
48:37; 7, Tiffany Cox, Riverview,
50:22; 8, Kathy Sartorelli,
Chelmsford, Mass., 51:24; 9,
Karon Rzad, Key West, 51:39;
10, Bonnie Williams, Marathon,
51:50.


Male
* 14 and under: 1, Jeffery
Tate, Miami, 18:13; 2, Billy
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 22:00; 3,
Sam Gladding; Orange Park,
24:35; 4, Connor Chaney, Key
West, 25:13; 5, Brian Coward,
Key West, 25:18; 6, Turner
Dowling, Key West, 26:32; 7,
Miles Cooper, Sugarloaf Key,
26:55; 8, Kevin Coward, Key
West, 29:37; 9, Eric Whiteside,
Key West, 29:44; 10, Damon
Taylor, Key West, 32:52; 11,
Mason Cooper, Sugarloaf Key,
33:51; 12, Jack Behmke, Key
West, 36:08; 13, Lucas Orr, Key
West, 36:26.
* 15 to 19: 1, Francisco
Ramirez, Jacksonville, 19:05; 2,
Jacob Gladding, Orange Park,
20:28; 3, Ian Yext, Coopersburg,
Pa., 27:23.
+ 20 to 29: 1, Felipe Rubio,
Miami, 17:42; 2, Sergi
Ganjelashvile; Key West, 18:45;
3, Tim Wier, Key West, 19:55; 4,
Chris Brieley, Key West, 21:39;
5, Brad Sharp, Chicago, 21:54; 6,
Peter Lanzarone, Key West,
31:10; 7, Derek Wallis, Little
Torch Key, 32:41.
* 30 tcr39: 1, Agustin Puac,
Key West, 18:53; 2, Dave Clang,
Key West, 20:48; 3, Peter Ryan,
Key West, 21:16; 4, Mike
Meneses, Cudjoe Key, 21:56; 5,
Dan Nelson, Wheaton, Ill., 23:23;
6, Eric Nelson, Key West, 23:47;
7, Ross Pipkin, Key West, 23:54;
8, Andy White, Key West, 24:44;
9, Eric Nombembe, Key West,
29:24; 10, Ryan Slagle, Valencia,
Pa., 29:52- 11, Claudio Santos,
Key West, 31:38; 12, Steve


Adams, Hope Mills, N.C., 45:18.
* 40 to 49: 1, Jon Williams,
Miami, 17:56; 2, Martin Sykut,
Marathon, 18:34; 3, Mike
Gaffney, Key West, .21:32; 4,
Kalam Momin, Weston, 23:16; 5,
Bill Gladding, Orange Park,
23:40; 6, Mike Behmke, Key
West, 24:07; 7, Matthew Gardi,
Key West, 24:34; 8, Kurt
Meissnest, Kokomo, Ind., 28:39;
9, Gary Goelz, Key West, 33:17;
10, Roger McVeigh, Key West,
34:27; 11, Matthew Lipman,
Chicago, 34:47; 12, Jose
Hemandez, Key West, 35:59.
- 50 to 59: 1, Ashley Griffith,
Key West, 23:08; 2, James
Rodak, Annapolis, Md., 23:19; 3,
Edward Healy, Key West, 23:34;
4, Arlen Hale, West Valley City,
Utah, 23:49; 5, James Mill, Key
West, 24:32; 6, Walter Yext,
Emmaus, Pa., 27:47.
* 60 to 69: 1, Humberto
Rubio,` Miami, 22:26; 2,
Oleksandr Hromyk, Key West,
22:56; 3, Roger Nelson, Key
West, 23:52; 4, Harry Brunner,
Charleston, W. Va., 24:21; 5,
Don Zillman, Presque Isle,
Maine, 26:23; 6, Peter Volkmar,
New London, Conn., 30:57; 7,
Jim Willsey, Summerland Key,


32:09; 8, Thomas Lavender, Key
West, 33:01; 9, Larry BertolitiiSt
Mary's, Ga.,35:40.
* 70 and over: 1, George
Rawnsley, Marathon, 33:19; 2,
Terry Doughtry, Key -West,
35:23; 3, Henry Bernazani,
Marathon, 41:11.
+ Walkers: 1, Bart Fra is,
Key West, 33:05; 2, s'It
Hallporson, Little Torch Key,
43:36; 3, Sean Cox, Riverview,
49:58; 4, Stan Rzad, Key West,
50:00; 5, John Sartorelli,
Chelmsford, Mass., 51:26.

Results certified by the Key
West Southernmost Runfers
Club.


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Keynoter


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CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
SPhone: (305) 743-0033 Fax: (305) 743-3667

Notice of Vacancy on the

City of Marathon Planning Commission and Code Boards

Notice is hereby given that the Marathon City Council is soliciting applications to fill
vacancies on the Marathon Planning Commission and Code Boards. Membership on the
Board and Commission is open to residents of Marathon. The Planning Commission and
Code Board meets once a month or as needed at the Marathon Fire Station 14 or other
noticed location.

Application forms are available in the office of the City Clerk or on the City's website at
www.marathonflorida.org. Completed applications must be filed with the office of the City
Clerk no later than 12:00 noon, Tuesday, January 6th.

Published Keynoter 12/06/08, 12/10/08, 12/17/08, 12/31/08 & 1/03/09










fl Wednesday, December 31,2008
KEYNOTER


Keys Fishing


Keys briefs


$25K on the line
in sailfish tourney

There's no second or third
yLplace when it comes to big-
game fishing at the
Islamorada Fishing Club.
The winner of the club's
2009 Sailfish Tournament,
set for Jan. 21 to 22, is to
take home the entire $25,000
purse - guaranteed if
between 18 and 25 boats
register for the tournament.
An additional $1,000 is to
be added to the prize money
for each boat registering
after the first 25. up to a
limit of 30 boats. So the total
Cash payout could reach
$30,000.
The tournament is to kick
off with registration and
cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m.
Jan. 21. A rules meeting is
scheduled at 7 p.m., to be
followed by dinner.
Each boat is limited to a
two-angler team.
Fishing is to start with
lines in at 8 a.m. Jan. 22 and
end with lines out at 4 p.m.
All boats must return to the
dock by 5:30 p.m. Cocktails
and hors d'oeuvres are to be
served from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m.. with dinner at 7:30.
The a ards presentation fol-
--'low s dinner.
AU events are to take
place at the club at mile
marker 82 bayside in
Islamorada.
The enny fee is $2.500
per boaj.
The tournament is the
'final leg of the three-tourna-
ment Florida Keys Gold Cup
Sailfish Championship.
which includes the
Islamorada Sailfish
Tournament that took place
Dec. 4 to 7 and the Cheeca
' Lodge Presidential Sailfish
Tournament slated for Jan.
15 to 17.
The Gold Cup Champion-
ship awards are to be pre-
sented during the Jan. 22
ceremonies at the club.
For more information or
to register, contact the
Islamorada Fishing Club at
664-4735.


Ring in the new


with new catches


Snapper are here
especially in
big numbers

Here- we are at the end of the
year, but it's certainly not the end
of fishing.
Most of you have an extra few
days off with the holidays, and
things are great on the water.
Even if the weather conditions
'are against you when trying to get
to your favorite spots, there are
still plenty of options.
Florida Bay is full of macker-
el, snapper, grouper, redfish, trout
and cobia. The better action is in.
the tall grass bottom areas with
large white sand spots about five
to nine miles from shore.
A good chum line with double-
ground chum (so it doesn't just
drop right to the bottom in shal-
low water but rather filters out a
longer way) is essential to attract
the desired fish. Live shrimp or
fresh-cut ballyhoo are the best
baits to use for the bottom
species, along with an assortment
of artificial spoons and diamond
jigs working for the mackerel.
The reef is alive with yellow-
tail, large mutton snappers, sever-
al species of groupers - some
very large - as well as kingfish
and mackerel. Yellowtail is one
of the trickiest fish to catch, as
they seem to have many moods.
One of the very best ways to
catch yellowtail has been to use a
small feather lure called a CY
Fly. A local fisherman that has
proven its value time and again
developed if; Those who have


used them
know.
Tip it
with a
small piece
of meat and
S flat-liie it
out. It will
do the
work. It's
amazing as
to the dis-
. creation it
seems to
Dave Navarro have in
finding the
larger fish. As with anything that
works, it has many imitators,
which I have tried, but nothing
works like the original for quality
and durability. ,,
Offshore fishing is just about
as active. I love to fish with bally-
hoo just beyond the reef line now,
but I hate to do all of that rigging
of the baits. I prefer fresh bait to
frozen, as most captains do.
There's a new product out, the
Head Start lure, that eliminates
the need to squeeze out the bait,
break its back or any of that. Just'
run a bead chain rig through it
and snap on the head of the lure;
it pulls from the eye socket, not
the hook. It sets the hook at the
back of the ballyhoo so it elimi-
nates kingfish cut-offs.
This can-allow anyone to fish
ballyhoo like a pro in seconds.
Now is the time to use ballyhoo
for all the sailfish, kingfish, tunas
and wahoo that are just beyond
our reefs.
This is also a great time for
fishing the two ends of the spec-
trum for those offshore species.


Capt. Rick De
Paiva shows a
beautiful redfish
he caught a
couple of
months back.
They're prime
for the taking
in Florida Bay
right now.


* ^IK^ Miami Herald photo
iP'f by SUSAN COCKING


fear


S

Wire-line fishing or slow trolling
for kingfish, grouper and big yel-
lowtail along the reef is hot right
now.
For the surface, fishing with a
kite with live baits is just right for
sailfish and some big kingfish.
You will see many of the charter
boats fishing with a kite along the
reef line. It's not that hard to do;
we can show you how. It works
quite well and-is especially active
from an anchored boat while yel-
lowtail fishing. It adds to your
activity.
If the weather limits you to
close-in locations, don't worry.
There are plenty of fish along the
bridges, bays and Hawk Channel.
Mackerel are filling in the
channel in droves, which makes
for a fun and active day. Plenty of
muttons are also along the rock
patches in the channel. You can
find quite a few legal-size yel-
lowtail in these areas, too.
This is a great time for fun
fishing in these spots, as there are
jacks, sharks and other critters
available. For information on
how to accomplish what you
hope to do out there, just inquire
at most any tackle shop for the
best advice that day.
We'll be open New Year' Day
if you just can't wait to get out
there or want to take advantage of
every opportunity available.
Have a great holiday - and good
fishing.

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


* Jan. 9 to 11: 24th
annual Holiday Isle Sailfish
Tournament. This all-
release challenge is to tar-
get sailfish, the most plenti-
ful billfish species off the
Keys. especially in the win-
ter. Call 664-2321, Ext. 655,
or send an e-mail to ekin
kelaar@holidayisle.com.
* Jan. 11 and 12:
Bartender's Sailfish Open,
Islamorada. All-release
sailfish tournament for bars
and bartenders. Contact
Jack McCormick at 664-
8400.
* Jan. 19 and 20: Capt.
Al Flutie Over the Hill Rip-
Off, Islamorada. Anglers at
least 50 years old are to
compete to catch and
release the most sailfish.
Call 852-7703 or 394-5333.
* Jan. 21 and 22:
Islamorada's Fishing
Club's Sailfish Tournament.
The final leg of the Florida
Keys Gold Cup Sailfish
Championship, an all-
release sailfish tourna-
ment. Call 664-4735 or
send an e-mail to fishing@
theislamoradafishing
club.com for details.
* Jan. 22 to 24:
Cheeca Lodge
Presidential Sailfish
Tournament, Islamorada.
Anglers pursue sailfish in
an official event of the
World Billfish Series,
Southeast Division. Call
451-5094.
* Jan. 23 to 25 in Key
West: Hog's Breath King
Mackerel Tournament.
Call 296-0364 or send an
e-mail to lee@murray
marine.com.
* Jan. 24 and 25: 19th
annual Swamp Guides
Fishing Tournament,
Islamorada. This all-release
event offers fishing for
bonefish, redfish and
snook in the shallows of
the Keys and the saltwater
fringes of the Everglades.
Call 664-3864 or send an
e-mail to talbury@
aol.com.

Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keysnet
.com/weather.










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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 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050.
The work for which proposals are to be submitted consists of Underwater Mooring
Inspections of Hard and Soft Tackle.
SCity of Marathon, Ports Management Department is accepting sealed proposals for the
tri-annual inspection of moorings in Boot Key Harbor. The proposals should ificlude the
next two years of ti-annual inspections ending in December of 2010.
The work specifications are attached. All underwater work is to be conducted in accordance
with the Association of Diving Consensus Standards. Contractors must be qualified, and
have occupational licenses from Monroe County or reciprocal licenses from out of county
contractors insurance requirements include one million dollar liability coverage, a
minimum of one million dollars completed operations coverage, and the listing of the City
of Marathon as additional insured on the policy.
Proposals- shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed
instructions as set forth in the contract documents. Proposal packages may be picked up at
City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050, Richard Tanner at the City
305-289-8877 and from DemandStar by Onvia by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to
the website www.demandstar.com.
Prospective Proposers shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City
officials ewcepi as set forth in Section 1.13, Instructions to Proposers.
'ihe City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities,
technical errors and formalities, and to award the contract as it deems will best serve the
interest of the City.
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CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 743-0033
INVITATION TO BID
All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed
bids for the "CITY OF MARATHON SERVICE AREA 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
$,.Il 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.
g Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany
the Bid in accordance with the Instrections to Bidders.
A Non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on January 20th, 2009 at 10:00 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 bind itself to accept the minimum specifications
stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment of the City
Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.
Published Keynoter 12/20/08, 12/24/08, 12/27/08, and 12/31/08


100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

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No. 3333600

NOTICE OF ACTION

BEFORE THE FLORIDA
CONSTRUCTION
INDUSTRY
LICENSING
BOARD

* IN RE:

The practice of
contracting

Alex Bobich
23 Calle Uno and
121 Hwy. US1,
Suite 106
Key West, FL 33040

CASE NO::
2007-013709
LICENSE NO.:
C16654,C1224182,
C33886

The Department of
Business and Profes-
sional Regulation has
filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a
copy of which may be ob-
.tained by contacting,
Jamie Duran,
Office of General
Counsel,
Department of Busi-
ness and Professional
Regulation,
1940 North Monroe
Street, Suite 33,
Tallahassee, FL
32399-2203,
(850)487-9651.

If no contact has been
made by you concerning
the above by February
11,2009 the matter of the
Administrative Complaint
will be presented at a
hearing pursuant to
120.57(2), F.S. before
the Florida Construction
Industry Licensing
Board.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabili-
ties Act, persons needing
a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this

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proceeding should con-
tact the individual or
agency sending notice
not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at
the address given on no-
tice.
Telephone:
(850)257-6097;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770 (v),
via Florida Relay
Service.

Publish December 31,
2008 and January 7, 14,
21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.3366700

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
OF THE SIXTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FORM ONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
Case No::
2008-DR-298-M

Leyda E. Figueroa
Guzman
Petitioner
and
Jose Luis Melgar
Respondent

TO: Jose Luis Melgar
Respondent's last
known address:
1426 SW 6th St. Apt #6,
Miami FL 33135

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on
Leyda E. Figueroa
Guzman whose address
is C/O Maria Guzman,
PO Box 1524 Cayey PR
00737, on or before Jan-
uary 23; 2009 and file the
original with the clerk of
this Court at 3117 Over-
seas Hwy, Marathon FL
33050 before service on
Petitoner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the petition.

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

You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file No-
tice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme


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Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915) Fu-
ture papers in this law-
suit will be mailed to
the address on record
at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.

Dated:
December 17th, 2008

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tammy Marciel
Deputy Clerk

Publish
December24,31,2008
and January 7,14,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.3369600

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

Case No. 44-2008-
CA-000138M
Division: MR

RIVER CROSSING
TENNIS AND COUNTY
CLUB, INC.,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
Roger Lee Billings,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dat-
ed December 16th, 2008,
in Case No. 44-2008-
CA-000138M, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Six-
teenth Judicial Circuit in -
and for Monroe County,
Florida, in which Roger
Lee Billings, is the Defen-
dant, I will sell to the high-
esf and best bidder for
cash at the steps of the
Monroe County Court-
house, 500 Whitehead
Street, Key West, Flori-
da, 33040, at 11:00 am
on the 15th day of Janu-
ary, 2009, the following
described property set
forth in the Final Judg-
ment:

Parcel ID No:
00333450-000100
The East half of Lot 4,
Block 1, Stirrup Key
Bight, according to the
plat thereof as recorded


December 31, 2008


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in Plat Book 3, page 168,
Public Records of Mon-
roe County, FlOrida.
DATED: December 17th,
2008

DANNY L. KOLHAGE
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Tammy Marciel
As Deputy Clerk

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO
LATER THAN 60 DAYS
AFTERTHE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT
-BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.
AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY
THE OWNER OF RE-
CORD AS OFTHE
DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MAY CLAIM THE
SURPLUS.

PREPARED BY:
Roland D. Waller
Waller, Mitchell
and Barnett
5332 Main Street
New Port Richey,
Florida 34654
Telephone:
(727):847-2288
FBN:0139706
Attorney for Plaintiff

Publish December 31,
2008; January 7, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 3709200

MONROECOUNTY
TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL -
DISTRICT ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
MEETINGS

DAC Iwill meet on
Wednesday January
21,2009 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Harvey Government
Center in Key West.

DAC II will meet on Tues-
day January 20,2009 at
6:00 p.m. at the Lower
Keys Chamber of Com-
merce in Big Pine Key.

DAC III will meet on
Wednesday January
21,2009 at 9:00 a.m. at
the Hawks Cay Resort
in Marathon.

DAC IV will meet on
Tuesday January 20,
2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Cheeca Lodge in Isla-
morada.

DAC V will meet on
Tuesday January 20,
2009 at10:00 a.m. atthe
Holiday Inn in Key Lar-
go.


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260 * General-
Miscellaneous


260 * General -
Miscellaneous


260 * General -
SMiscellaneous


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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All DAC meetings are
open to the public.
Publish December 31,
2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 3727500
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SIX-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR

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MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.
2008-DR-439-M
KARIN DI TULLIO
petitioner,
and
THOMAS R.
MC CORMACK
Respondent.
AMENDED
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE


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filed against you and that
your are required to
serve a copy of your-writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Karin DiTullio, whose
address is 6179 O/S
Highway, Marathon, FL
33050, on or before Jan-
uary 30th, 2009, and file
the original with the.clerk
of this Court at 3117 .
Overseas Highway, Mar-
athon FL 33050 before
service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. if
you fail to do so, a de-
fault may be entered
against you forth re-
lief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court doc-
uments in this case, in-
cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review
these documents
upon request.
You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file No-
tice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supre-
mem Court Approved
Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and infor-
mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions, including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated December 2, 2008
Cl F IRK O F TiIF


TO: Thomas R. Mc Cormack
PO Box 289
Speculator NY 12164 CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been.


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Office - Clerical


270
Office - Clerical


/ Procopio & Associates, Inc.
is a Construction & Maintenance Management
Consultant that provides.skilled administrative
and field personnel.
We have an immediate opening for a skilled
Full Time Administrative Assistant to fulfill
duties at our MARATHON site. Employee will
be responsible for monitoring EEOC compli-
ance and using Hummingbird filing system.
Any construction, EEOC, RCS experience
helpful. Salary $40k + benefits.
Qualifications
Applicants should possess a solid working knowl-
edge of the Microsoft Office computer suite
and be customer service oriented.
If interested, please email resume:
nc@sprocopio.com
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CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tammy Marciel'
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 31,
2008 January 7,14, 21
2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

200
EMPLOYMENT

260 * General-
Miscellaneous
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
Marathon Garbage
Service is hiring Helpers.
Starting pay $9. Raises
based on performance.
Apply in person: 4290
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
Marathon Garbage
SService is hiring Drivers.
CDL Class A or B, 2 yrs
exp necessary. Apply in
person; 4290 Overseas
Hwy, Marathon.
275
Professional
REAL ESTATE AGENT
needed at Anglers Reef
in Islamorada. New De-
velopment. All completed
& ready to close. Lots of
activity & lots of sales in
the last 6 mo's.
Call Danny Sanchez,
305-896-7253
Century 21 All Key. Inc.


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280 * Restaurants-
Bars- Hotels
HIGH VOLUME
BREAKFAST Cook
needed. Middle Keys.
EXP ONLYAPPLY
561-271-4158

300
SERVICES

330
Business Services
See the Florida Keys
Business Directory
every Wednesday and
Saturday in the Keynoter

500
MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
ESTATE SALE JAN 3
SAT 8 -1 Fishing, tools,
household items
256 Bougainvillea St.
MM90 Bay Side
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
575
Pets
Himalayan Cats or
kittens Ref. Req.
(305) 296-1486
or 304-9924



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CLASSIFIED


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590
Miscellaneous



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

590
Miscellaneous

W*K
Armoire distressed
white, ex. cond. $450;
coffee table, 48" rnd
bronze/mahogany, bev-
eled glass $699; Joan
Howe watercolors (2),
:saiboat & Key West
house, over 30 yrs. old.
$1000 ea. 305-766-1745
Fine Furn LR, BR,
French Armoire, King
Head brd, end tbl, sofa,
mrbl buffet, etc. Good
Deal 664-0000 Lv msq
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn. 743-6506

ATTEIU^N
MONEY FORTREES
Coconut Palms, Gumbo
Limbo, Misc. Palms, Key
Limes... mature. Calt
Marija Kennedy Studios
Marathon. 305-743-2040
or 305-367-0266
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305-743-4578

600
FINANCE

610 * 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



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620
Money to Loan
Seeking New 1st Mort-
gage on Keys waterfront
marina. 3 acres income
producing commercia-
properties. 20% loan to
value. Will provide clear
title. 6%0interest fixed for
5 vrs. (305) 942-9519
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 0/SHwy. #121.
Mlhn. Call 305-743-4wl

700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
AFFORDABLE Water-
front homes!! 1-3 br's,
some with docks, most
with views. Start at
$1200/mo 872-2750
BIG PINE KEY 2/2,
clean, tile floors, large
yard. $1300/mo incl elec
& water. Ray, 395-2605
BIG PINE KEY Lrg 2/t- '-,-
deep water canal w/
dockage. C/A; W/D, fen
yard, Eden Pines area!
$1600 mo. 305-395-0816
BIG TORCH KEY 2/2
Deep Canal. Year or
month lease. Modern and
clean, Call Steve
786-402-7246

Waterfront
BPK 2/2 Newly redecor &
return in Eden Pine, MM
31. Deep watercanal, 60'
seawall, new apple incl
W/D. Avail 2/9. $1400 +
util. 484-269-3772;
bernzinic@ahoo.com
CUDJOE KEY Annual
lease, 3 BR, 2 BA, canal
home w/dock & storagve-1*-
down. $1675/mo. F/US.
305-872-5067

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


ISLAMORADA 2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$f 350 mo, furn or unfurn.
Century 21 All Keys Inqc.
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/US
$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
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Community Health
of South Florida, Inc.
Now serving the Florida Keys

* RN
* Family Practitioner
* Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN
* Certified Nursing Assistant
.* Dentist
* Dental Hygienist
* Dental Assistart
* 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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710 710
Homes for Rent Homes for Rent


Key Largo 3BR/2BA Ma
cedar home, private HO, 10C
boatramp/dock. $1550 wat
mo. 305-785-0137 loc
KEYLARGO MM100 en,
Cozy, concrete 2 bedrm. pai
$1200/mo. F/L/S. Avail lea:
Jan 9th. 781-489-5375 final
Key Largo O/S direct Wa
r.,.ssess 3/2, util incl, 40'" Ow
dock. Fully furn. (30
954-885-9591 MA
Little Torch Key: Large FRI
3/2 on canal, C/A, W/D, chi
D/W. 1500 sq ft., walk-in she
closet, porch, sea wall. $1
$1600 mo. 305-393-0292 ma
MARATHON 1/1 on MN
Canal, 40ft of dock. hor
Newly renovated, lots of bac
parking. Pets welcome ag
$1400/mo 303-870-1846 305
MARATHON 2/1 Mr
on canal, nice quiet Ne
street. W/D hook-up, Mil
large carport. $1250/mo furr
F/L/S. 305-743-5623 or Go
289-3984 Re
MARATHON 2/1, unfurn, I
W/D, D/W, hottub; scrnd
in prch. 50th St. Gulf.
.lV50/mo F/L/S, long Mt
term. 305-731-3165 Oc
MARATHON 3/2 pool dec
home, on deep water $
canal. Unfurn, recently -
updated. $2400/mo. MT
305-289-1888 Cai
MARATHON 3/2 w/loft, por
coL
stilt home, newly renov. F/L
baths, very quiet neigh.,
great location! Lg deck RA
with open water views. On
$1400 mo. 305-481-6213 A/C
stoic
MARATHON COTTAGE $
2/1, tile floors, new appls,
pets ok. $900/mo. F/L/S. SPI
305-743-5555 3/2
MARATHON EFFIC Ov
_1,furn, nearwater, new Sat
appli, covered prch, quiet car
street. Annual. $750/mo. w/
F/L/S. 239-250-4944 until.
Marathon- Long Term livi
2/2 on Ocean, $2000/mo Av
Furnished 954
Island Breezes Realty bill
305.743.8328


rathon/Sombrero
)ft on beautiful deep-
ter harbor, golf course
ation. Updates: kitch-
3 baths, new flooring,
nted in & out. Rent,
se purchase, Seller
ncing. $2500/mo.
terfront Specialists,
ner/Realtor
5)743-0644
RATHON WATER-
ONT 3/2 w/50ft dock,
ki, deck, & storage
id. Furn & clean
'00 (786)344-8879 or
rrero31@aol.com
197 BEAUTIFUL Stilt
ne, 3/2 on canal w/
k yard & lots of stor-
, quiet street.
i-801-8700
thn Great Location!
t to world famous 7
e Bridge, 3/2 Furn/un-
n, $1395. Year lease.
rdon Smith, Owner/
altor 305-304-3422

raterfronti
hn-Furn, 3/2 on
ean Lake nr Sombrero
i, dock, widows walk,
:ks, Idyllic feeling, yrly
200/mo 970-222-7682
HN, NICE 2/2 HOME,
report, fncd yd, sun
ch, deck, granite
inter, tile fir. $1450.
S. 743-2431.
MROD KEY 2/1 UP
Canal w/dock, renov.
, W/D, D/W, hot-tub,
rage UTIL. INCL. f/l/s/
iOO/MO 440.478.7005
ECTACULAR NEW
home w/Sunset
ws & porches.
erlooks Bird
nctuary. On main
lal. 60 ft concrete dock
lavits. 2800/mo +
Furn., 2400 sf, A/C,
ng area.
ail. Jan 1- Long term.
-415-4722 or
yscrabs@aol.com


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TWO MONTHS


FREE RENT
(LongTerm Lease Required)
SLakefront RV Lots.
'/ Twice as nice, half the price.
S15 minutes to Key West.
Call Joe (305) 304-6627
_ir IWhere the Road Ends and the Fun
?ES-o Begins. An Eco Wonderland.

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


Key Largo MM106 2/1.5
on 45 ft dock/canal, w/d,
a/c, stove, fridge, tile firs,
shed, all newly remod.
No pets. F/US 451-3929
Key Largo RV sites.
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly.
Free Wi Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305.451.0010
MARATHON Ibd 2 ba on
canal w/dockage, Keys
RV Park, newly
remodeled, $1000/mo
305-743-0222
MARATHON 2 BR, nice
yard. 42nd St. $950/mo.
Available Sept. 1st.
305.797.9132 "
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 w/central a/c, W/D.
Gated community
w/pool, tennis, marina &
beach.
No pets or smokers.
David M. 401-301-5749

725 * Apt - Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A LARGE MTHN, 2/1.5,
2 Story Condo on stilts,
unfurn. Private Deck,
A/C, D/W. $1275/mo +
util. F/L/S. 305-304-9208
Affordable Canal Front
Duplex, at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key $1700
inc until. 872-2750
Affordable in Marathon
Move in Now! 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


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BPK PINE 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
ISLAMORADA Very Lg.
apt. on the water. Furn/
Unfurn, yr Ise, $1200/mo,
F/$1500 Sec. Util incl.
305-664-8033
KCB-3/2, 1300sf, grand
unit, Ig scrnd patio, tropi-
cal yrd, total privacy,
deep water dock, prkng
for6 cars, w/d. Reduced!
$1900/mo 305-849-1263
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 Schmitt RE,
Marcia, 305-289-6522
MARATHON
10883 7th Ave. 2 BR,
1 BA upstairs apt. Avail
now. No pets. $995 mo
+ dep. 289-0352
MARATHON 1/1, clean,
nice priv setting, year Ise.
F/L/S. $850/mo + elect.
W/D, No Smoke/pets
989-980-6300
MARATHON 20 Stirrup
Key. 3 BR 2 BA, C/A.
$1325/mo F/US
225-362-7935
MARATHON 2/1 duplex.
Unfurn. $900 mo + 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


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


MM 82 1 Bedroom
Beautifully furnished
with outside patio
$1200 + electnc FLS.
Just brng your
toothbrush & clothes
305-481-5803

MARATHON DUPLEX
Extra Irg 2 BR all tiled
recent updates Batlh. KI
witn DiW, centA/C, WVD,
priv fncd backyard, 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,
incl water/elect
Dep Req 743-7800
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 53 CUTE 2 BD, Half
Duplex Fenced yd. w/d
hk-up, Sec. 8 ok.
$1100/mo 305-461-5057
MM 681/1 ON CANAL-
Dock avail, covered pa-
tio, w/d, new appl. wifi/
cbl, short term ok,$980/
mo F/LS 410.365.8268
MM68 SPACIOUS APT
1500 sq ft, 2/2 Bay View.
$1200/mo
willbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
MM901 BDAPT
On Canal, Dockage
Available, Pets OK,
$850.mo, incl. util.
772-546-5855

WaterfrontA
Mrthn MM50 3/2.5, con-
crete seawall, deep water
canal, min to Ocean,
walk to Sombrero Bch!
Modern, clean & fresh.
$2200.561-215-8855
MTHN-2/2 Furnished &
very clean. Quiet
neighborhood. 37.5'on
clean canal. $1450/mo
305.731.6739
Mthn/Grassy Key Effic
fum. incl util & cable,
prkng, $740/mo MTHN
1 bd, w/dockage. $890/
mo inc. until. 731-5888
OLD TOWN KEY WEST
NEWLY Furnished
Condo, 2/1, pool, gated
community, $1700/mo
John 267-221-6042


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

IWaterfront
BIG PINE KEY 2/1 on
water, access to bay and
ocean side. 1 block from
boat ramp, great diving/
fishing. 305.710.2363
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 -
Long Key Luxury House
4/2. Dock 90' ocean side,
pets OK. $1700/mo.
Duplex 2/1 60' dock
$900.305-205-6964
Marathon 3/2, furn, pool,
on canal, Atlantic Side
w/ocean access, 90'
dock. 954-410-2301
Seasonal $3900/mo

IWaterfront
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
bacadellerentals.com
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


December 31, 2008


750
Vacation Rentals
R.V. Lots for Rent. Tera
Marine Park MaraInon
36 max 4 wayv hookup
Boa doclage c mi, Call
Frances 305-74 3-6759
TAVERNIER 1 BR
condo Prv.ate beach &
dock. Beaulifull', turn'
$150i1:.mo 305-34'.-2991


740 * Roommates - 790 Business
Rooms for Rent Property for Rent


MARATHON-SEEKING
Professional to share
household. Private
ROOM & Bath. $800/mo
F/L/D 954-655-0422
K

MARATHON very quiet
efficiency apt., separate
entrance, W/D, Cable.
$645/mo incl util. F//S
305.393.0294
Professional person to
share home ora 1 BR apt.
MM 100 OS $625/$950.
Utils incl. 305-304-1060


BILLBOARD-MM 53.5
Northern Exposure, great
for Key Colony Beach,
Coco Plum, Grassy Key.
Call Jim, 305-481-7557
BPK Commercial Ware-
house/storage Unit
500 sf $400/mo; 1000sf
$800/mo. MM31 Indus-
trial Rd. 305-522-5841
COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE SPACE, approx.
800 sq. ft. 10701 6th Ave.
Gulf, Mthn. 743-5438
US1 at MM 94with 60'
Canal Frontage. 1200 sq.
ft. newly remodeled
Office/Retail. Lease or
purchase. 630.675.8711


MTHN LOT FOR RENT
or sale, 38ftx 66ft, RV,
Mobile, or build. elec, wa-
ter/sewer, cable, 35ft
dock. WAS $275K NOW
$200K. Poss. ownei
inancinq 760.340.1403

800
REAL ESTATE SALES

S810
Homes for Sale
A Sellers, List for as
low as 1.5% Buyers get
up to $5000 rebate.
keyswiderealty.com
305-745-8815



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



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

IWaterfront J
Long Key Waterfront
3Bd/2Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock, seawall,
boat ramp. Reduced!
$495K. 386-439-9622


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December 31, 2008


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880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale

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

895
Miscellaneous





EQUAL HFOUSI
OPPORTUNITY
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in this newspaper is
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Sec. 804 4i U 5. C.
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and other .rihibi;e' prac
tices makes ,I illegal to
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inmillaoin or O scrimriatlonr
based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap,
'3miii 3i t;iu or national
origin or ar, irtertion .
to make any such
preference, limitation or
discrimination"
This newspaper will - not
knowingly accept any
a3d ending jor real estate
which is in violation of the
law.
For more
information:
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Search words:
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810
Homes for Sale
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 $100K up-grade.
Maybe the best deal in
the Keys. 100 yds from
your own priv; bch. Lo-
cated in secure well kept
property. With this pur-
chase you become a part
ownerin 10 acres of
Ocean Front Property. 2
bd. 2 bth, plus nice work-
shop. Beatiful priv. yard
w/jacuzzi. Asking
$188K.-Tom 849-7705

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


895
Miscellaneous


895
Miscellaneous


895
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


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


810
Homes for Sale

IWaterrontj
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
2/1 MH for sale, 40 ft.,
newappl, 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
KCB new 3/3, stilted
waterfront 1/2 duplex.
Cbs, all tile, granite coun-
ters, jacuzzi, all appl,
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


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880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale

Waterfront
MARATHON Build
canal home under
$500K. Seawall, Boot
Key Harbor, all Permits,
plans. 305-923-6215
890 * Business
Property for Sale
Bank Owned Comm
Bldg. Fantastic financing
as low as 4.99%.
$699,000, Clara, Chaplin
RE (305) 395-2095

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
18 FT RENKEN CC 90
HP, w/trailer, $4000.
21 ft. SeaRay Mere 1/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
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


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1150
Power Boats
26' TWIN V '02 Twin 115
hp Yamaha 4-stroke,
C/C, new T-Top & interior
rewired, 05 trailer, $28K
OBO 954-868-4275
31' BERTRAM
SPORTFISH Twin
Yanmardiesel.
$56K. 305-797-6475
38' HOUSEBOAT
moored 100 yards off-
shore. Great live-aboard
in Matecumbe for $15K
obo. 305-433-0099
CREST PONTOONS
Ever wonder where
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 * Outboard
Inboard Engines
2008 90hp EVINRUDE
E-TEC. 10 months old,
26/mo on warranty.
$5900 OBO 3601404
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
BOATDOCKAGE
24th St., Marathon.
$6/ft. Max 28ft. Call
Frances 305-743-6789


1380 * Campers-
Recreational Vehicles

A1A 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

1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
DOCKAGE MM6I
Up to 75'. Deep water.
'$250-$500/md, Incl wa-
ter&elec. No live-
aboards. (305) 743-0003
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.
skellvresaol.com
27' Commercial Down
Easter, RS License, Trap
Puller, 225 Yamaha,
Tuna Tower, $12K
OBO 305-664-8033
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
So Atl Snapper; Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in48
hours! 904-262-2869


All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321.784.
5982 or 321.302.3630
www.shipsusa.com
Cats 3208's. 320; 375;
435.HP, rebuilt, bored,
sleeved, 3 ring pistn, war,
gears. Buying Cat, cum-
min cores. 904-262-2869
FLORIDA KEYS
MARINA for Sale.
Dry & Wet Storage.
Ash Property Group, Inc.
305-439-9581


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Miscellaneous


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Miscellaneous


Showing & Sellingo '

Transportation


Professional Marine
Installation and Service


1190
Miscellaneous
GULF REEF
Commercial and.
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172
Liveaboard Docks
Mrthn, covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731-3386
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boattrl, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4 ft 6 mo
$5ft mo. Emil 731.3386


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TRANSPORTATION

1360 * Mopeds-
Motorcycles
HARLEY DAVIDSON
Fat Boy '06. Only 12k mi.
Lots of extras & lots more
can be added. Asking
$15,500. Call 481-4366
1370 * Trucks
SUVs- Vans
2004 Ford E 350 EXT
super duty cargo van,
Class 3-tow pack. '
Excellent condition!
$4700. (305) 743-2933


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