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Publication Date: 2/11/2009
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 I CONTENTS � 2009 KEYNOTER i


Tragic death
Colleague- mourn a 20-
\ear-old U.S. Coast
Guardsman %\ho died in a
Ke\ West house fire
Sunday% morning See
story, Page 7
Seeking damages
The daughters of a KeN
\est couple killed in a
November plane crash ale
suing an air charter com-
pany. alleging \wrongful
death See story. Page 8.
Hickory House
The Hickory House, the
restaurant that played a
large part in former
County Commissioner
Dixie Spehar's election
loss. remains \acant on
Stock Island. and the
county administrator says
it's time to do something
- anything - with it.
See story. Page 2.
Valentine's Day
It's not too late to get
your sweetie a song for
Valentine's Day. See story,
Page 15.
Moving on
A combined 19
\restlers trom Coral
Shores and Key Westhigh
-.chools ad'. ance to the
post._eason See stoi. 17.



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Ling . . 5
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Now it's not
just Key West's
problem anymore
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Middle Keys retailers may
want to stock up on earplugs.
It appears the famed - or
infamous to some - chickens of
Key West have migrated north
and are experiencing a popula-
tion explosion in Marathon. And
the fowl are considered especial-
ly foul by many on 74th Street,
where a growing flock of chick-
ens and roosters is giving resi-
dents unwanted wake-up calls at
all hours of the night.
"What about them? They
crow all day and night," 90-year-


old resident Pauline Palmer said.
"I put red mulch around the
trees over there and they dig it all
out," she said, pointing to her
yard. "Then it gets all- over my
gravel driveway; it's a mess."
Another neighbor, Alma
Perez, said the chickens eat seeds
she plants in the yard in front of
'her 74th Street home.
Palmer also has a number of
houseguests, including former
longtime Marathon resident Tomi
Mercier, who finally resorted to
buying earplugs at Walgreens
Monday. And she's used to chick-
ens - she has them at her
Montana home.
"They crow in the morning;
they crow in the middle of the


See CHICKENS / 2


A LITTLE DAB'LL DO YA: Caroline Smith, 3, gets a fun
makeup job Sunday at the Pigeon Key Art Festival at the
Marathon Community Park. The Key West girl was joined in
the face-painting fun by her friend, Mia Finigan.


McPherson


facing foreclosure


Two banks say
Key West mayor
owes $1.2 million
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

Two homes owned by Key
West Mayor Morgan McPherson,
one a rental property, the other
his residence, are in foreclosure
- and two banks claim to be
owed a combined $1,228,566.
The Branch Banking and
Trust Company (BB&T) sued,


McPherson on Jan. 28, claiming
it's owed $672,752 for
McPherson's home at 3720
Northside Drive.
"Obviously, at this point, my
house is upside [down],"
McPherson told the Keynoter.
He said he has hired an attorney
to help him restructure the mort-
gage and not lose his home.
McPherson entered into the
mortgage with his wife
Christina, an assistant principal
See McPHERSOQIi/ 3


Two on the list
of creditors for
fallen financier
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.cofni

Charles Brodzki would rather
spend the winter wondering
where to find tarpon on Florida
Keys flats.
Instead, the avid angler has
joined about 14,000 other 'victim-


ized investors wondering where
disgraced money manager Bernie
Madoff put his money.
"I'm as much in shock about
this as anyone," said Brodzki, a
Montana attorney and former
business executive who considers
Lower Matecumbe Key his part-
time home.
"I really can't understand why
he's not in jail," said Brodzki, a
Fort Lauderdale native. "He's


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Hickory House back in front


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy @keynoter.com


Well over two years after
Monroe County purchased the
former Hickory House restaurant
and bar on Stock Island,
Administrator Roman Gastesi
wants to know what's going to
become of the half-acre property.
"I don't like dormant assets,"
Gastesi said. "It's an asset sitting
there that we should do some-
thing with."
The commission voted 3-2 in
November 2006 to purchase the
property for $3.12 million. The
main proponent of the purchase
was then-Commissioner Dixie
Spehar, who envisioned a park
that would also preserve working
waterfront and offer public
access to the water.
Just four months- later, the
county put the property up for


sale and the lone bidder was adja-
cent property owner King's Point
Marina. But in August, King's
Point cancelled its contract to
purchase the property.
Spehar's push -to buy the
Hickory House - and the failure
of anything to come of it -
played a large part in her re-elec-
tion defeat last year.
County Mayor George
Neugent was an outspoken oppo-
nent of the purchase from the
start and said he's not thrilled to
rehash it at this point.
"I doubt if we'll find anyone
to get us our money back out of
it," he said. "We have $3.5 mil-
lion tied up in it, plus we lost the
tax revenue that would have been
going to the county."
Commissioner Kim Wigington
said it would be wise for the coun-


ty to utilize the property as a
restaurant, fish market or other
use.
"Selling the property for one
dime less is not an option I would
consider. It could be a lot of dif-
ferent things," she said, adding
it's difficult to start any business
in the current economy.
Commissioner Mario Di
Gennaro is the only remaining
commissioner who voted for the
controversial purchase. He said
it's unacceptable to leave it
vacant any longer.
"Let's explore every option,"
he said. "We have a piece of prop-
erty, so let's do something with it."
The County Commission
meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the
new Murray E. Nelson
Government and Cultural Center
at mile marker 102.5. The future
of the Hickory House is on the
agenda.


Chicken catcher possible


CHICKENS / From I

day. Mine are in a pen and I take
care of them and they crow when
they're supposed to crow,"
Mercier said.
Mary Snyder has been staying
with Palmer on 74th Street for the
last four weeks. She said the
roosters' crowing wakes her up
every night.
"They're really bad; you hear
them all night long," the Vermont
resident said.
But it was a friend of
Palmer's, 73rd Street resident
June Mason, who first brought
the problem to the attention of
City Councilman Dick Ramsay.
In a Jan. 13 letter to Ramsay, the
77-year-old Mason said she hears
the roosters crowing at 4 a.m.
"I have so much love for
Marathon, but am sick of losing
sleep for roosters," the 52-year
resident said.
Ramsay said he's received
several complaints "regarding the
growing population explosion of
chickens within the city."
But not everyone on 74th
Street is bothered by the chickens.
Resident Della Dunford lives
adjacent to the same vacant lot as
Palmer and said she occasionally
feeds the chickens. Tuesday, sev-
eral chickens were seen eating
food Dunford said was meant for
her cats.


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
A growing flock of chickens and roosters scours the front yard
Of 74th Street resident Pauline Palmer for food.


"They didn't ask to be put
there," Dunford said of the chick-
ens. "I hear them in the morning
and sometimes in the middle of
the night, but after they go to bed,
you don't hear much from them."
The question this is where did
the chickens come from? Without
an answer, city Code Compliance
inspector Cynthia McPherson
said, it's difficult to remedy the
situation.
McPherson said it's illegal to
keep barnyard animals penned or
loose in any residential zoning
district in the city. But the chick-
ens have been deemed free-roam-


ing by the city.
"Typically, we would go on an
inspection three times to try and
find an owner because that's who
we want to have take care of the
problem," McPherson said,
adding Marathon doesn't want
the same issues as Key West.
"I'm looking at all possibili-
ties, including setting traps and in
an extreme case hiring a chicken
catcher and offering a reward for
every chicken caught," she said.
That was tried - and failed
- more than once in Key West.
To see video of the chickens,
Sgo to www.KeysNet.com.


The Monroe County
Health Department has
issued a health advisory
for Curry Hammock State
Park in Marathon, advis-
ing people to stay out of
the near shore waters
because of the presence
of enteric bacteria from
fecal pollution. The bacte-
ria may cause sickness,
infection, or rashes. For an
update, on this advisory,
call the beach hotline at
293-1653.




Due to an editing error,
a story in Saturday's edi-
tion incorrectly stated
when Julio Avael was Key
West city manager. He
held that post from 1996
to 2007.




Deputy Editor Margaret
Menge with Jay Scott,
a volunteer at The Studios
of Key West, on the Old
Town, New Folk concerts;
also, Civil War Days.

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Keynoter Wednesday, February 11,2009.


How long is oo long


Second day
of commission
confabs possible
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

Monroe County Commission
meetings are apparently taking
too long.
Concerned with meetings
beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting
well into the early evening,
Commissioner Mario Di
Gennaro said he wants to
explore possible solutions -
including adjourning meetings
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McPHERSON / From 1

at Key West High School, on
March 31, 2005. The mortgage
went into default on June 1,2008,
and no subsequent payments were
made, according to the lawsuit.
"All you can do is put your
best foot forward," McPherson
said.
In addition to his mayoral
salary of $10,000 per year,
McPherson works as a real estate
agent, which he said has not been
earning him much money.
"All I can do is .work hard,"
McPherson said. "Do I think I'm
alone? No. It's all about working
hard."
Aside from his home on
Northside Drive, another proper-
ty owned by McPherson at 23
Calle Uno on East Rockland Key
is in foreclosure as of Feb. 6.
McPherson has been using
that home, purchased in 2000, as
a rental property since he and his
family moved to Key West in
2005 so he could qualify for the
mayoral race.
When the Keynoter asked
McPherson about the foreclosure
on the Rockland Key home, he
said he was unaware the action
had been filed.
"You're telling me something
I didn't know," he said, adding
he hadn't been served yet with
the lawsuit.
The Bank of New York
Mellon alleges the Rocklahd
Key mortgage went into default
on Oct. 1, 2008, and the bank is
owed $555,814 .. .. - -..--


they start to run late.
"I don't want to have two
meetings, but ... when they last
too long you can't follow it all
and you get too aggressive," Di
Gennaro said. The commission
has a regular meeting on the
third Wednesday of every
month.
Di Gennaro's idea is not new
- some 10 years ago, commis-
sioners met the third Wednesday
and Thursday of each month.
Commissioner Sylvia Murphy
said returning to a second day is
a possibility, although costs to
house and feed staff members an
extra night would be "cumber-


In his tenure as mayor,
McPherson has made communi-
ty housing issues a priority.
Last November, the Key West
City Commission passed a
McPherson-sponsored resolution
creating the .Homebuyer's
Assistance Program. Basically,
the program uses $300,000 from
a code compliance settlement to
lend, interest free for 30 years,
up to $20,000 for qualified Key
West workers to make a down
payment on a home. But that
program doesn't apply to exist-
ing homeowners.
And in January, McPherson
presented an ordinance to the
City Commission asking the city
to reduce impact fees, which are
levied on developers to offset
municipal costs of new roads and
utility .hookups, by 25 percent
over the next 18 months.
That move made the city eli-
gible to receive up to $2 million
in state Housing Finance Corp.
money to be used for foreclosure
prevention or down payment
assistance.


some." She said she's also con-
cerned with folks showing up for
a particular item that may not be
heard on the .first day.
"You think they're going to
be able to come the next day?
No," Murphy said, adding she
has family arrangements of her
own to consider, as well.
Commissioner Kim Wigington
said she's open to the possibility
of a two-day meeting, but is also
wary of the cost to the county. She
also said items would have to be
time-certain each day.
Meanwhile, Mayor George
Neugent, who has run meetings
since being selected to lead the
dais after the Nov. 4 elections,
said it's possible to keep the
meeting to one day.
"We get at the end of the
meeting and we're exhausted
and we don't give the appropri-
ate amount of time to the issues.
We're going to have to learn to
be more succinct in our com-
ments - myself included - and
I'm going to be more attentive to
that," he said.
Neugent wants to move items
that draw large numbers
of speakers to the front of the
agenda.


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'Why screw with a good thing?'


MADOFF / From 1

hurt so many innocent. people,
not to mention the charities and
universities and everything else."
Brodzki is one of two people
with Monroe County addresses
on the 162-page list of people
who lost money in a Madoff
investment scheme.


The list was released last week
as part of a federal court filing in
the case that could involve losses
of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme,
where investors are repaid with
other investors' money rather
than returns.
Attempts to reach the other
local investor - Robert Silbey, a
physician listing an Ocean Reef
address shared with wife
Esther - weren't successful at
press timune.
Brodzki described his losses
as "significant."
"I never talked to [Madoff],
never met him," he said. Even
Madoff's assistants "were very
resistant to communications."
Brodzki began investing with
the Madoff operation years ago
on the recommendation of his
late father.
"The monthly statements were
showing good returns, so why
screw with a good thing?" he said.
"When you think things are going
well, you don't ask questions."
"I wish I had but there was
nothing I could have done to dis-
cover his wrongdoing," he said.
"Even the SEC was unable to
find anything:"
Brodzki, also a former busi-
ness executive and consultant,
pointed out that Madoff was
highly respected on Wall Street


and a former chairman of the
NASDAQ stock exchange. "Who
can you trust?" he asked.
Investors "are keeping our fin-
gers crossed" that the Securities
Investor Protection Corp. may
reimburse some of the Madoff
losses, he said.
Madoff was arrested Dec. 11
on charges that he created the
largest Ponzi scheme in financial
history. Norman Braman, the
Miami car dealer and owner of
the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, was
among a slew of notable clients.
"I seriously doubt it was a
one-man operation," Brodzki
said. "When you think about all
the [money] transfers and state-
ments, there's no way he could
have done it all himself."
Madoff was highly secretive
about his purported formula that
produced steady but not outsized
returns on investments. He
claimed to limit his number of
clients, which made investors all
the more eager to trust him with
their money.
Silbey, a radiologist, has affil-
iations with the Columbia
University College of Physicians
and Surgeons and the Elizabeth
(N.J.) General Medical Center.
The Madoff list includes Silbey
as an individual and as agent of a
family trust. _


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NOTICE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL
MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR FOR
THE CITY OF LAYTON

The City of Layton City Council will hold a regular monthly meeting at the City
of Layton City Hall, 68260 Overseas Highway, MM 68 1/2 Layton, Florida 33001 on
Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. The agenda is available at City Hall.

Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meeting, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made (Section 283.0105 F.S. 1995)

The City Council for the City of Layton will be holding a Public Hearing at 7:05
p.m. to receive input on Ordinance 2009-02-01 concerning a Municipal Service Taxing
District for the funding of the Monroe County Trauma Star Emergency Transport
Helicopter Service.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
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THE CITY OF LAYTON
Marjorie Parmenter, City Clerk Published Keynoter 2/11/09


Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU
LODGING WINNERS: At the Lodging Association of the
Florida Keys and Key West's annual awards banquet Friday
are winners (front from left) Michael Knowles, Key West
Properly of the Year for the Doubletree Grand Key; Linda
Erb, the Dolphin Research Center; and Stephen Kurutz,
Chairman's Award; and (rear from left) Clif Taylor, Key West
General Manager of the Year Award; Charles Young,
association chairman; Steve Robbins, Chairman's Award;
Donna Snook of the Chesapeake Resort, Upper Keys
Employee of the Year Award; and Carol and Mike Shipley
from the Island Bay Resort, Upper Keys Property of the Year.






Keynoter - News Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5


Board COME IN NOW AND SAVE 25% - 50% DURING OUR HUGE PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND SALE!

OKs $8K - m..


raise
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com
The Monroe County School
Board on Tuesday approved an
$8,000 contract extension that
had already been given to a top
administrator last year without
the board's knowledge.
Safe Schools Coordinator
Sunny Booker's 11-month salary
of nearly $88,000 was approved
by the board in June. However,
board members John Dick and
Steve Pribramsky said they were
tipped off by residents to investi-
gate the current status of the con-
tract last month.
The contract now shows
Booker as a 12-month employee
being paid close to $96,000.
Superintendent Randy Acevedo
said he extended Booker's con-
tract, which he understood he
could do without board approval,
to pay her for performing an extra
month of work in July to secure
reimbursement money from the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency.
Booker reported to the board
she secured more than $600,000
to pay for damaged school buses,
computers and lost pay incurred
during hurricanes since 2005.
Acevedo also said Booker
was able to save the district thou-
sands of dollars from a contract
with Adjusters International,
which was first contracted to get
the FEMA reimbursements.
Dick repeatedly questioned
Booker's "glowing reports" about
Adjusters International last year
that "stated how good they were
and what a great return we were
getting for our money," he said.
Booker said the reports were
proposals from the firm of what
they could deliver, "but it never
happened," and the firm ended
up overcharging.
"This is appalling," Acevedo
interjected. "You have an
employee who has done what
this board has asked and looked
for contracts, looked for places to
save money.
"All this board talks about is
money, and now it's not impor- ,
tant?" he added.
The contract change passed 4-,
1 with Dick dissenting.


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Keys Opinion


Rotary events prove

self help works

Anyone who wonders about the power of locals to help
themselves can. see proof this weekend of how hard work and
dedicated community volunteers make a difference.
Founders Park in Islamorada is the site Saturday and Sunday
for the Upper Keys Rotary Club's Gigantic Nautical Flea
Market.
From rather humble beginnings 14 years ago, this event has
grown to become the largest event held. in the Upper Keys.
And proceeds have helped the Rotary fund $500,000 in schol-
arship money.
That's the kind of bootstrap effort paying big dividends.
In fact, the success of the Upper Keys Rotary inspired the
Rotary Club of Key West to expand its winter fundraiser into
the Key West Boat Show and Nautical Flea Market.
That venue will host boat dealers and other vendors unique
to the Key West show Feb. 27 and 28 at the Truman
Waterfront.
All this comes at a time, of course, when economic worries
have put a chill on many business sectors and the Keys marine
industry is certainly not immune from those harsh realities.
But times were tough back when the Upper Keys group
began its flea market. Early attendees were happy to describe
it as a giant, outdoor garage sale, only with more interesting
nautical and marine-related items for sale. And Rotary club
volunteers kept vendors and customers coming back for more
each year.
Randy Chaney, along with Upper Keys Rotarian Dan
Kratish, say this year's Nautical Flea Market will top last
year's, with more than 200 vendors. And the 2008 show was
no slouch in the giving department, raising more than $75,000
in scholarship money and additional funding for the Keys
chapter of Take Stock in Children.
Ironically, the hugely successful Flea Market grew out of the
demise of another Upper Keys fundraiser organized as a win-
ter seafood festival. From that setback, the Rotarians and the
business community in the Upper Keys created a very suc-
cessful event that gives back so much to the community.
We can all learn some lessons from the hard work and com-
munity-focused volunteers who represent both Rotary clubs.
You can do your part to help the Keys economy and con-
tribute to both groups' scholarship fundraising by attending
either this weekend's event at Founders Park, mile marker 87,
or the Feb. 27-28 market on the Truman Waterfront in Key
West.
Call it self-help time.

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Chesney didn't give Key West a chance to show respect


EDITOR:
I have to take exception to the letter to the
editor the other day with the comment that the
Keynoter invaded the privacy of Kenny Chesney.
The writer inferred that she was not a fan of
Kenny Chesney, That explained the letter. She
doesn't understand that he has surpassed star-
dom status. He is a mega superstar and he and
his music are loved by millions, including
myself. It is natural for the Keynoter to write its
story based on his status.


However, I want to say something about his
rapid resale of his property. I hope Kenny reads
this.
. He should have moved in and waited to see
how his privacy would or wouldn't have been
respected. He didn't give the people of Key
West an opportunity to respect his privacy. He
bailed out, in my mind out of ego. He's forgot-
ten his roots.
Kevin Wilkinson
Marathon


Consumers are on lowest rung of the ladder


EDITOR:
I would just like to voice my utter contempt
and disgust with our elected officials for allow-
ing the practice of the robber barons to thrive.
While the Senate and Congress are doling out
hundreds of billions of dollars to banks and other
institutions, they are letting these same entities
steal and defraud their constituents out of billions
of dollars monthly.
In these tough economic times, credit card
companies are raising rates on cardholders with
excellent credit to 18 percent from 7 or 8 percent,
and close to 30 percent for cash withdrawals.
I recall in the 1970s these same banking insti-
tutions lent billions of dollars in unsecured loans
to Third World countries in the expectation of


Foundation gives hand up
EDITOR:
I'm writing this letter to acknowledge and
thank all the generous people at the Coldwell
Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation. They
recently helped me with a much-needed and
very generous check toward my rent. I just want
to give a warm thank you and,let others know,
this kind and loving help is available.
Applications can be picked up at the Coldwell
Banker Schmitt Real Estate offices on White
Street in Key West and at 11050 Overseas
Highway in Marathon.
Genny Vere
Key West

Pickin' Party successful
EDITOR:'
I would like to say thank you to everyone that
came out.to Terry Cassidy's Pickin' Party for
Habitat for Humanity on Super Bowl Sunday.
This event could not have been successful without
the support from our local businesses, sponsors
and volunteers, and we thank them very much.
I personally want to thank all the musicians
that showed up again to donate their time and
talents. Without their help during the last 10
years, this wonderful event couldn't have been
possible..I am always honored to be a part of
such a worthy cause like Habitat for Humanity,
and I am truly grateful for so many that join me
every year.
Terry Cassidy
Big Pine Key .


making a killing from oil revenue. When the oil
prices fell, these same countries could not pay
back these loans and the banks were running
around screaming they were going broke.
So what did they do? They raised the interest
rates on loans and credit cards to above 20 per-
cent. Once again, they got to write their loses off
and we, who have or had to actually work for our
money, get robbed once again.
One only has to stay current with the latest
news regarding the hubris of these large compa-
nies (don't forget that after the CEO and compa-
ny officers, their stockholders come a distant first
and their customers, us, are a nuisance that some-
how have to be dealt with). Banks, insurance
companies and car makers want government
loans but they do not want any oversight on
where, when or how the money is spent.
How about those insurance companies? The
Hartford company knew it was pulling out of
Florida years ago, so.for a goodbye they picked
our pockets one last time by raising our rates the
past few years by 20 to 30 percent. Bye, bye
suckers! Who we gonna call? Ghost Busters? We
sure can't get any satisfaction from the people
we actually pay to keep this from happening.
I'm old enough to know there is not a thing
we can do about it. As someone once said, "The
business of the United States is business." But
this goes beyond business. Too bad we can't stop
it. After all, we only just get to vote. But it's big
business that chooses who we get to vote for.
Richard Martel
Marathon



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subject to editing and condensing. There is
a 400-word limit.
Letters thanking an individual are wel-
come. However, 'space does not permit
publication of thank-you letters consisting
of lists.
Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters
will not be published.
Include a daytime phone number
(which will not be published) where you
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 7


Guard mourns colleague


Lanus dies
in house fire
early Sunday
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

A 20-year-old U.S. Coast
Guardsman who died in a fire
early Sunday morning "had a
great future ahead of him," says a
colleague.
Fireman Eric Lanus died in
what appears to be an accidental
fire that engulfed his Sigsbee
Park townhouse.
"He was a great kid, very
respectful," Chief Petty Officer
Don Whittle said Tuesday.
Whittle and Lanus worked
together on the cutter Mohawk,
which is currently in Jacksonville
for repairs.
"He had a great future ahead of
him. He was well-liked by his

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peers and shipmates," Whittle said.
Lanus, originally from New
Orleans, came to Key West in
June 2008 and lived with one
roommate in a single-sailor town-
house. His roommate was out of
town when the blaze started just
after 5 a.m.
"The investigation isn't com-
plete," Whittle said. But "it [the
fire] appears to have started in the
kitchen. The fire appears to be
accidental. There's no foul play
expected at all."
Aboard the Mohawk, Lanus
worked as a fireman in the engi-
neering department; he was
charged with maintaining and
repairing the 270-foot ship's
engines and generators.
Whittle said Key West's large
military community is rallying
around the crew of the Mohawk.
"One thing I'm seeing is an
outpouring from the entire com-


munity," he said. "Everyone has
stepped up to help, offering what-
ever they can do in support."
Capt. Scott Buschmran, com-
mander of Coast Guard Sector Key
West, said on the radio Tuesday, "It
was a sad, sad morning, a tragic
event. Our thoughts and prayers go
out to the Coast Guardsmen, the
crew members of the Mohawk,
Sector Key West and-the family of
the sailor that was lost."
Buschman said the fast
response of Key West firefighters
helped contain the blaze, which
was under control by about 5:30
a.m.; it was called in around 5:12.
"I want to thank the city of
Key West Fire Department and
the first responders from the Key
West Police Department. It
could've been a lot worse."
Buschman said a state fire
marshal from Miami is investi-
gating the fire, but "it looks to be
accidental and there's no indica-
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3 Key Westers
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killed in the fiery crash.
Gordon Bennett Taylor, 51,
owned and operated the char-
terboat Outer Limits from city
docks near the A&B Lobster
House. Barbara Taylor, 52,
was a concierge at the Hyatt
Key West Resort.
They left Key West just
after midnight Nov. 7 to fly to
Shands Hospital so Bennett
Taylor could receive-a kidney
transplant.
Fog had settled in as the
six-passenger Partenavia P.68
airplane approached the
Gainesville airport around
2:45 a.m.
Ricciuti, a former U.S.
Navy pilot and graduate of the
U.S. Naval Academy, received
clearance to land. That was the
last heard from the plane,
A search the next morning
found debris from the crash.
The plane apparently caught
fire after 'striking trees.
National Transportation
Safety Board officials said the
crash was "not survivable."
Results of the investigation
are pending. It was the first
fatal crash at Gainesville in
more than three years.
The 21-page suit filed by
the Leesfield & Partners firm
says Ricciuti, 45, "breached
his duty" by failing to land


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safely. Among several issues,
the suit contends that he tried
to land "in conditions that a
safe and reasonable pilot
would not attempt a landing."
The suit also raises ques-
tions about planning for the
flight and equipment.
As owner of parent Florida
Aerocharter -and the aircraft,
Valle is "vicariously liable for
acts of negligence committed"
by Ricciuti, the firm's chief
pilot, according to the suit.
The suit seeks "all damages
allowed by Florida's Wrongful
Death Act, including mental
pain and suffering, loss of.
affection and protection, med-
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The only dollar amount list-
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airport. Kyle, 21, a student at
the University of Florida in
Gainesville, planned to pick
them up at the airport.
Kyle has since returned to
Key West "to take care of her
younger sister," according to a
statement from the law firm.
While stationed in Key
West from 1994 to 1997, Lt.
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$1.26M earmarked for EOC design


Vacation rental agent Gastesi hopes
jailed on tax charges feds pony up
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The owner ot a Monroe
County business that special-
ized in transient vacation
rentals has been arrested on
charges she failed to pay
state sale taxe' [hiia he col-
lected from customers the
Florida Department of
Revenue announced
Tuesday.
Mldircia Trinerte Turner-,
Workman. .45, of Long Key
and T\\ in Falls, Idaho, was
arrested by the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
Thursday on felon\ charges
of failure 1o pa.\ $2.373 in,
taxes collected from her cus-
tomers in 2007 and 2008. If
convicted, she faces up to
fi' e N ears in prison and up to
$5,,00 in fines,.


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By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.coin

Monroe County Administrator
Roman Gastesi says it's a Catch-
22 when it comes to fighting for a
piece of President Obama's pro-
posed federal stimulus package.
An example, he said, is a
planned emergency operations
center at Florida Keys Marathon
Airport. On Wednesday, the
County Commission is scheduled
to consider approving a $1.26
million contract with Architects
Design Group to design the
building.
"Shovel ready" projects are
said to be first in line for funding,
but "you can't be shovel ready
without spending money,"


Gastesi said. The design will be
funded by a state grant, but the
county must pay for it up front
and then would be reimbursed.'
"Current EOCs don't meet
standards and in a perfect world,
we'll get this thing designed and
the stimulus money to build it,"
Gastesi said.
The current county EOC is the
Marathon Government Center.
When a hurricane approaches,
the County Commission cham-
bers are transformed into a com-
munications hub for local, state
and federal agencies.
The city of Marathon operates
its own EOC out of the new fire
station at the airport.
Gastesi said those buildings
are inadequate because they don't
meet state requirements to be 18
feet above the flood plain and
capable of sustaining 225 mph
winds.


Commissioner Sylvia Murphy
said the current county EOC
doesn't fit state code and that a
new one is needed.
"The only thing I would ask


The current
county
EOC is the
Marathon
Government
Center.

they do is put in there when the
design is done that we not go any
further with it until we obtain the
money. I don't want us to start
looking around for the money
and taking it from other projects,"
she said.


Mayor George. Neugent and
Commissioner Kim Wigington
said the county missed the boat
on joining forces with Marathon
for a building that could accom-
modate both governments.
"I'm a firm believer duplica-
tion of services cost taxpayers
money, and we're notorious for
duplication," Wigington said.
Neugent said economic condi-
tions dictate now more than ever
that governments combine
resources.
"It is absolutely compelling
that we start sharing in these con-
struction designs so that there are
multi-use facilities," he said.
"We've just been negligent over
time in doing that."
Gastesi agreed, calling the
city's new fire station a "missed
opportunity to partner with our
municipal governments."
"We could have paid for the
difference to add an EOC to that
building," he said.


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By SEAN KINNEY
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More than a dozen trees at the
Key West Cemetery are meeting
their maker.
Specifically,,15 Washingtonian
palms are planned for removal
because they're a danger to the
public, city officials say.
Cemetery Sexton Russell
Brittain said similar palms,
which are nearly 70 feet tall,
were easily felled during hurri-
cane season last year and
blocked a street and damaged a
mausoleum.
"They're extremely tall.
They've been falling for years,"
Brittain said. "We determined
that it's time for these trees to be
removed because they pose a sig-
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their removal is planned for 5
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The trees are in the cemetery
near Frances Street, Passover
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These are
among the
trees that
are planned
for removal.
City officials
say they
pose a
danger
of falling.
Keynoter photo
by SEAN KINNEY


the city's urban forestry manager,
said, "The trees are falling apart.
There are arborists who will not
climb those trees because they
are so brittle. We are trying to be
proactive and avoid damage to
people and or property."
In addition to the
Washingtonian palms that are
being removed, five other
coconut palms are being moved
to the city's property at- the
* Truman Waterfront.
"They pose a problem for
large vehicles to make turns in
the cemetery," Brittain said.
Hearses and vehicles used by the
Public Works Department have
trouble navigating the narrow
streets, especially with the trees
in the way.
Some residents and visitors to
the historic Key West City
Cemetery have expressed con-
cern over the past month as they
watched colorful plastic ties be
placed on trees slated for
removal.
Christine Russell expressed
her resolve to the Key West City
Commission in January. She told
commissioners, "It appears
we're going to cut down some
beautiful trees. We will save
them."
Russell was involved in the
grassroots opposition to the
planned removal of Australian
pines from Fort Zachary Taylor.
The state Department of
Environmental Protection has
labeled the trees an invasive
exotic species, and their shallow
roots can result in them easily
blowing over during hurricanes.
The opposition to their
removal was put on-hold, and
now only trees that are dying or
deemed public safety hazards are
removed.


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Segway law challenged

By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com


Al Danley, who operates
Segway rental companies in
Boston and Orlando, has brought
his service to the Southernmost
City - despite a city ordinance
that forbids it.
Under city law, a Segway,
which is an upright, two-wheeled
mobile platform, is considered a
"personal assistive mobility
device" and prohibited on streets,
roads, bicycle paths and side-
walks in the historic district.
The law doesn't apply to
"wheelchairs or to any mobility
device designed or used to assist
a disabled person."
In addition to banning
Segways in the historic district,
the law prohibits anyone to con-
duct or participate in a sightsee-
ing tour of Key West on a
Segway. But that's just what
Danley is doing.
Tuesday at Truman Avenue
and Simonton Street, he was
offering "instructional courses"
allowing people to rent Segways
and be shown around the island.
Charlie Keeton, in town on a
cruise, was on a Segway when a
city employee near the White
Street Pier stopped him.
,"He wouldn't give us his card
and he took our picture without
permission," Keeton said "He
drug us into it and ruined our
excursion here on Key West."
Steve Underwood was also on
the tour.
"We thought it'd be an easy,
nice way to see the island," he
said. "I don't know why the city
commissioners are fighting it. I
think they're great."
Danley said the city law does-
n't comply with the state statute
it's based on.


Florida statute 316.2068
allows personal mobility devices
on roads and streets with speed
limits under 25 mph, on marked
bicycle paths and on any street or
road where bicycles are allowed.
The state law doesn't mention
sidewalks.
"Everyone should have the
right to have improved mobility,"
Danley said. "The Segway really
does provide that. There are some
people who want to enjoy the
island but can't walk six miles


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conducting
Segway tours
" � in Key West
-., ' despite a city
. .. . ordinance that
forbids them.
He maintains
the city can't
determine who
is and is not
entitled to use
such devices.
Keynoter photo
by SEAN KINNEY
around, the island ... but they can
get themselves trained on a
Segway."
"It's a mobility assistive
device," he said. "Everyone has a
mobility need. What is a mobility
impairment? Who should decide
that? I know I'm not qualified to
decide who has a mobility issue."
Neither is the city, according
to Danley.


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Ce '7 briefs


Byways specialist Thursday at 4 p.m. at the
Marathon Government Center.
speaks in the Keys He'll also speak at 9 a.m.
Friday at the Florida Keys
A man who Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at the
Scenic Corridor Alliance Truman Waterfront, at the end
members say is an expert on of Southard Street in Key
byways speaks at two Keys West. .
events this week. Any questions, contact
Dennis Adams will address Cristina Lindley at email
the alliance's annual meeting clindley@gmail.com.








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VANDENBERG ON THE MOVE: After an almost nine-month stall, the 524-foot 'USS
Vandenberg' moved an eighth of a mile Friday from Colonna's Shipyard in Norfolk, Va., to
W3 Marine, another shipyard. A federal judge seized the vessel in April and ordered the
ship auctioned after a contractor failed to complete payments to Colonna's for cleanup
of the vessel. In December, First State Bank of the Florida Keys bought the 'Vandenberg' for
$1.35 million. Once it got its money, Colonna's no longer wanted the ship on its property.








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Obituaries


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"Dig Dug" By Ed Voile - Edited by Wayne Williams - Solution in the Feb. 4 L 'Attitudes


Thomas Cheshire
Thomas L. Cheshire, 75, died
Feb.5 at his home on Plantation
Key.
He owned and operated TLC
Enterprises, an amusement com-
pany that serviced numerous
bars, restaurants and fraternity
clubs throughout, thr. k-,: and
South Miami.
He was a mrrnnt:..er of the
Islamorada Moose Lodge and
the Benevolent Protector of Elks
1872 in Tavernier,
Mr. Cheshire is survived by his
longtime companion, Jackie
Colbert of Plantation Key; chil-
dren Tom Jr., Debbie (Scott)
Bloor, Bobby Cheshire (Scott
Holtz) and Timmy Cheshire; Ken
Smith and Jeff Smith; sisters Doris
(Mac) McConnell and Margaret
(Rick) Caldwell; his children's
mother and childhood sweet-
heart Lois Cheshire Baxter; and
several grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, nieces, nephews
and cousins.
A celebration of life is sched-
uled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the
Elks Lodge at 92600 Overseas
Hignh .., Tavernier.
Memorial contributions may
be sent to the Elks Lod-.:_, P.O.
Box 255, Tavernier, FL 33070; or
the Loyal Order of the Moose
Lodge 2151, 81573 Overseas"
Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036.

Louise Wade-Lewis
Louise Wade-Lewis. of,
Homestead and Key Largo died
Jan. 30.
She was originally from Point
of Rocks, Md., and owned the
Shell Man Inc.
* She was preceded in death
by her parents Clyde and Lettie
Hammond Shores, duJhter
Simone Wade and brother
Aubrey "Scootie" Shores.
She is survived by her riu--
band James M. LeAi,: of


Homestead; daughters Renee
Wade of Tavernier and
Dominique Wade of Boynton
Beach; sons Christian Wade of
Biloxi, Miss., and Paul Harmann of
Riverview; siblings Louise Vernon
Shores, Georgia Myers, James
and Shirley Shores, Shirley Stokes,
Ruby and Larry Zecher, Levie
and Howard Brown, and Betty
Painter; granddaughter Giana
Sangiovanni; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held
at St. John's Episcopdal Church in
Homestead on Friday.
Memorial contributions may
be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society, 7933 NW 53rd St., Miami,
FL 33166. ,

Mary Simons
Mary Simons (nee Feuger),
87, ' of Islamorada and
Woodstock, Vt., died Feb. 6 after
.a long illness.
She was born in Savannah,
Ga., and was a longtime resi-
dent of Miami,
She was married for 63 years
to husband Charlie. She was the
mother to Skip (Joan), and Jim
and Sue Slovich (Mike); grand-
rmr.ther to Stephanie Neal
D.,.id). Colin (Demi), Sarah,
Amanda Slovich and Mikey
Slovich; great-grandmother to
Teddi, Connor and Tyler; daugh-
ter of the late Mary Bohan
Feuger and C. Edwin Feuger;
and sister of Agnes Willoughby,
the late Loretta Hoynes and the
late Eddie Feuger.
A funeral Mass is at 11 a.m.
today at San Pedro Catholic
Church, 89500 Overseas
Highway, Tavernier.
Memorial donations can be
made to the Mariners -Hospital
Foundation, 91500 Overseas
Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070; or
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic
Church, P.O. Box - 397,
Woodstock, VT 05091.


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ACROSS
1 Soaked up rays
7 Movie collie
13 Pitchman
20 South African river
21 Pulse location
22 Stipulation
23 Rug
25 "The Bald Soprano"
playwright
26 Chimney dust
27 Womb-mate
28 "Peanuts" regular
30 Scottish cap
31 Make an effort
32 Penn or Astin
33 Conceived
36 First name in car-
toon skunks
37 Tug
39 SF gridder
40 Old Portuguese
currency
43 Spirited vigor
44 Planet-finding grp.
45 Electronic naviga-
tional system
46 "Don Juan" poet
47 17th-century opener
49 CBS rival
52 Have faith in
53 Jackson and Derek
54 God of the east wind
55 Fish like a stick?
56 Talk wildly
57 Tailor's fastener
58 Modifiers
61 Joanne of "Red River"
62 Want ad rental
63 Shrug


65 Poetic before
66 Map dir.
67 Well-known wheel-
spinner
68 Matter-of-fact
69 Nearly round
70 Aus. neighbor
71 People conquered
by the Iroquois
72 Work at
73 Fannie of vaudeville
74 North Pole denizen
75 Jailbirds
76 Metal mixture
79 Sheep collectives
80 Part of BPOE
82 Spirit of "The Tempest"
83 At the earliest
84 Sheet changers
86 Plug
89 Contingencies: abbr,
90 Botches
91 Millstone
92 English corp. letters
95 U.S. transp. reg. agcy.
96 Former Turkish official
97 Pismires
98 Big Apple section
99 Anchoring place
101 Fug
106 Demonstrates
107 Rough shelter
108 Graphite remover
109 Most compact
110 Going astray
111 Uses a divining rod

DOWN
1 Leg-up
2 Shady bower


3 Region of France
4 Wield needles
5 I problem?
6 Bombarding particle
used in accelerators
7 Hispanic
8 "East of Eden" twin
9 Actor Erwin
10 Calendar-watch abbr.
11 Wrath
12 Bit of facial hair
13 Red gem
14 Haughty
15 Charged atoms
16 First of a gender
17 Bug
18 Way out
19 Lodger
24 Q-tips, e.g.
29 Meteor tail?
32 Assassinated
Egyptian leader
33 Welsh actor Novella
34 Graphic opening?
35 "NFL PrimeTime"
channel
36 Abyss
37 Sentimental novelist
Fannie
38 Orbison and Rogers
39 Oder- Line
40 Alienate
41 Shell fragments
42 Slug
44 Ascorbic acid defi-
ciency
46 Financial pluses
47 In a muffled manner
48 Dismal
50 Military quarters


51 Most merciless
53 B-complex vitamin
54 N.T. book
57 Seven Wonders
lighthouse
58 Pt. of speech
59 Narc org.
60 Noah's Vessel
63 Small particles
64 Vegas opener?
69 University of Maine
setting
72 Horseback game
73 Political coalitions
76 Buck's tail? '
77 Prison sentence
78 Why don't we?
79 Converging to a
point (var.)
81 Mormon letters
82 Like auxiliary devices
83 _ Domingo
84 Disabled
85 Room recess
86 Superlatively sage
87 Baseball bat wood
88 Witticism
90 Sorcerers
92 Very fertile loam
93 Final strike
94 Active people.
96 Walk to and fro
97 Bus. Itr. abbr.
98 Irwin or Artie
100 Med. personnel
102 - Lingus (Irish airline)
103 -es-Salaam
104 Literary bits
105 PGA member


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Business


- briefs


Woods marks 15
years at First State

Doris
Woods,
the lead
-- teller at
S , the Key
" . - Largo
branch of
First
State
WOOD.S Bank of
the
Florida Keys, marks her
15th anniversary with the
bank on Saturday.
Woods started with
First State Bank in early
1994 as a part-time teller.
She progressed to full-
time teller and then to
teller supervisor. In 1996
she was promoted to lead
teller'.

Marathon Chamber
After Hours tonight

Join member- of the
Greater Marathon
Chamber of Commerce for
a Chamber Business After
Hours tonight from 5:30-
7- 30 p m. at St. Columba
Episcopal Church at 451
52nd St. Wine and cheese
will be served.

Marathon Chamber
luncheon on Feb. 17

The Greater Marathon
Chamber ot Commerce
has its next membership
luncheon Feb 17 at noon
at the Marathon Yacht
Club.
Pete Chapman, a mem-
ber of NMarathon's ne%
Economic Development
Commission. w"ill be the
key note speaker. Space is
limited. RSVP to
Charlotte at 743-5417 or
charlottei' floridakeN.
niarathon.comn


20 years of profits


First State
stands strong
amid bank crisis
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com


First State Bank of the Florida
Keys is reporting 20 years of con-
secutive positive earnings and
growth, despite an otherwise fal-
tering global economy.
Last year, in one of the tough-
est years for banks in American
history, First State's capital grew
11.3 percent, earnings were up
5.5 percent and reserves were up
36.1 percent.
Karen Sharp, president of First
State, attributes the success to con-
servative, long-term planning and
a community-oriented approach.
"We have a very long-ternm,
focused look at things," Sharp
told the Keynoter in an interview
this week at the bank's headquar-
ters on Simonton Street in Key
West. She said that when the
South Florida housing market
was booming three years ago, the
members of the bank's board of
directors made some decisions.
"We didn't do some of the sub-
prime lending; we weren't real
aggressive," she says. "By not
doing some of those things two or
three years ago, we don't have the ,
problems that others have today."
Don Lanman, vice president
of marketing, said the bank had
"no more than four or five" bad
loans on its books - all of them
residential mortgages.
While lending has tightened at
some of the nation's largest
banks, the same has not been true
at many of the banks in the Keys,
including at First State.
Sharp says the bank is looking
to lend, but that fewer people are
looking to borrow money now
than a year ago.
First State loans more money
to individuals and businesses
than any other bank in the Keys
- $485 million last year alone.
First State also leads the Keys
in deposits at $541 million in
2008. The bank has total assets of
$820 million, with 38.5 percent
of that in cash or liquid invest-
ments. In 1988 the bank had just
$70 million in assets.
Sharp told the Keynoter that
because First State's market is lim-
ited to Monroe County, they have'


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Karen Sharp joined First State Bank in 1988 and was named
president in 2002. She's originally from Dearborn, Mich.


the benefit of local knowledge.
"Loans that we made were in a
market we understood with peo-
ple that we know," she said.
"That's one of the things that's
kept us out of trouble. When we
make a loan, we know the piece
of property, we know the eco-
nomic environment in the county,
we know the person. We've been
able to make stronger lending
decisions knowing that."
And in an economy where
foreclosures are wreaking havoc
on companies and individuals,
First State isn't experiencing
much of a problem. "We attempt
to work with the borrower as
much as possible," Sharp said. "If
someone were to call us and say
we're having some problems,
we're available to talk to them. In
some of the super large banks,
borrowers have tried to contact
the bank to work through the
problem with them, there's no
response. We'd much rather work
with somebody and help keep
them in their home or help keep


them in their business than have
to lose their property."
Despite reporting 20 years of
profits, First State has applied for
federal dollars from the $700 bil-
lion Troubled Asset Relief
Program, though Sharp would
not say how much.
"We did our forecasts, and we
determined that we didn't need
the money," said Sharp. "But we
thought it was almost our respon-
sibility to apply for it."
First State was one of three
banks that financed the U.S.S.
Vandenberg, so it could be sunk
as an artificial reef off of Key
West. As the ship was about to be
auctioned off to satisfy a lien last
year, First State officials shelled
out $1.35 million so that the proj-
ect could continue.
"That's an example of a long-
term vision that the city has,"
Sharp said. "We believe in that
vision, so when the city came to
us and asked us to participate to
make that dream come true, we
were happy to do that."


Jessi Foureman opened
the Old School Board
Shoppe with her husband
Steve on Jan. 24.

Old School

Board Shoppe
614 Greene St.
Key West

The Old School Board
Shoppe in Key West is offer-
ing classic skateboards built
for tricks as well as more
modern longboards perfect
for cruising the island
Husband and wife team
Jessi and Ste e Foureman
opened their store after a long
love affair with all things
board-related that began in
Southern California in'the
1970s.
The shop specializes in
longboards and drop boards
w which pro% ide a more stable
ride than their shorter coun-
terparts
"Dow n here. the\ re creat
commuter boards." Jess said
of longboards. noting that
she watches young people
working on the charter boats
at the seaport cruise past her
shop on skateboards on their
way to work in the morning.
It doesn't hurt that the island
'is fairly flat.
- Boards range in price
from $110 to i200. They
also have trucks, bearings
and wheels, and skate appar-
el, silver jew elr and a selec-
tion of unique hemp bags.
The Old School Board
Shoppe is open Monday
through Saturday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Sundays. The
phone number is 292-1600.


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Living


briefs


44th annual fish
fry is Sunday

The Sugarloaf Key
Volunteer Fire Department
has its 44th annual fish fry
fundraiser set for noon Sun-
day starting at noon. The fire
station is at mile marker 17.
Live music will be pro-
vided by Terry Cassidy,
Howard Livingston and
friends. The Community
Blood Centers of South
Florida bloodmobile will be
available for people to
donate blood, the depart-
ment's fire safety trailer and
the state-Division of
Forestry's Smokey the Bear
Cabin will be there for edu-
cation, and U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary Flotilla 1303
members will be there to dis-
cuss their boating safety
course that starts Feb. 16.
There will also be home-
baked goodies. batter-dipped
fried dolphin and barbecued
chicken, and book, plant and
rummage sales.

Follow the stars
at Crane Point

Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon hots an evening
of stargazing this Thuisda.
starting at 7:30 p.m.
David Heeschen %ill lead
obser actions of double and *
triple stars, star clusters, a
supernova renmant. a plane -
tar. nebula, the Orion Nebula
and the planet Venus. Admis-
sion is $5 or free with a-'
Crane Point membership. To
reserve a spot, call 743-3900.

Sunset cruise
benefits school

The Home School High
School of Ke\ West hosts a
fundraising sunset cruise
aboard Ke) West Tiki
Charters froni 4 to 7 p.m.
both Thursda\ and Sunda\-.
Cost is $30 per person,
which includes drinks, beer,
wine and appetizers.
To reserve a spot, call
292-0075 or 879-9339.


Wednesday, February 11,2009
KEYNOTER


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Let them call you sweetheart

Quartet delivers
love with singing
valentines [
By KEVIN WADLOW .. : , ,
Senior Staff Writer . " - -A
kwadlow@keynoter.com . . " ', ]. ' '


Wearing a tuxedo to make an
unannounced singing appearance
in the Florida Keys elicits all
manner of reactions, says Ken
Wantuck.
Like the time a woman in her
pottery workshop offered the four
strangers money not to take their
tuxedoes off.
"She was sure we were male
strippers," Wantuck laughed. "It
seems her husband was some-
thing of a practical joker. She
offered to pay us to go away
before we started taking our
clothes off."
But the Keys Breeze Quartet
singers only wanted to offer their
a, cappella sentiments of the
Valentine's Day season - fully
clad.
"Once we started singing, she
had tears in her eyes," Wantuck
said. "We get a lot of tears on
Valentine's Day."
Once again on Saturday, the
Keys-based barbershop quartet
- Key Largo brothers Tom and
Ken Wantuck, with Miami-Dade
members Steve Keating and Bill
1 Quesenberry - will tour the
Upper Keys to keep a schedule of
vocally delivered valentines.
The local group marks its 12th
year in the Singing Valentines
program, a fundraising effort
organized nationally by the
Barbershop Harmony Society.
"You don't often see guys
wearing tuxedoes in the Keys,"
"Wantuck said. "We'll go just
about anywhere - to the front
door, a restaurant, office, wherev-
er."
"We start off by handing tme
recipient a beautiful red rose," he
said. "We deliver a card from
their sweetie. Then we sing a
beautiful love song, take a couple
of pictures, and sing another
song."
The Big 3 hit parade of
Valentine Day's songs available
in barbershop harmony: "Let Me
Call You Sweetheart," "Heart of
My Heart" and "I Love You
Truly."
Money raised locally from


appearance donations goes to
fund musical education programs
for students, including tuition to
South Florida vocal clinics.
The cost for having the
Singing Valentines make an
appearance ranges from $75 to
$125, depending on, the time win-
dow. The least expensive allows
the group to appear anytime with-
in a four-hour period. It gets more
costly as the appearance window
narrows.
"It's a matter of scheduling,"
Wantuck said. "We have an
exact-time option, but it's $250
and nobody has ever signed up
for it."
Once the group strolled onto a
green at an Ocean Reef Club golf
course to serenade a surprised
lady linkster.
"Her husband was trailing her
and called us on a cell phone to
let us know when she was on the
hole near the road," Wantuck
said. "We stood out of sight near
the green and came out when she
got there."
They caught a woman on an
exercise bike at the gym. "She
stopped cycling to listen,"
Wantuck said.
It's not always men who send
the singers, either. A memorable
performance on a yacht - "not a
boat, but an honest-to-gosh big
yacht" - was arranged by two
wives for their husbands.


Singing valentines can be delivered just about anywhere in
the Upper Keys - including an Ocean Reef golf course (top),
says Keys Breeze singer Ken Wantuck, with Richard Haper,
Floyd Carley and Bill Willson. The Keys Breeze Quartet
comprising (above, from left) Ken Wantuck, Bill Willson, Floyd
Carley and Steve Keating delivers a singing valentine in
barbershop harmony to surprised husbands. Donations for the
special delivery help youth music programs. _-


Depending on travel, the quar-
tet typically books 10 to 20
appearances from Ocean Reef to
Islamorada for Valentine's Day.
The cause is worth it, Wantuck
said. Music education, particular-
ly in choral singing, has suffered
because of tight school budgets.
"We can't replace what the
schools used to do but we do
what we can," he said.
"Barbershop harmony is only one


form of a cappella music, obvi-
ously the one that we love. It's
something we don't want to see
die."
The quartet also savors the
reactions. "It's such a wonderful
tribute to the recipient," Wantuck
said. "People get a great feeling
from it."
To get your sweetie serenaded,
call 852-0775.


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Civil War


comes to life


Fort Zachary Taylor State
Park in Key West hosts a battle
between land and sea forces, the
staged court trial of a blockade
runner and living-history
encampments of Civil War re-
enactors Friday through Sunday.
Civil War Heritage Days re-
creates the era when Key West
was the only Deep South port to
remain in Union hands.
Construction on the fort began
in 1845, and the structure played
a major role in the Union block-
ade 'of Confederate shipping.
Today the fortress is the center-
piece of the parl.
Re-enactors are to portray
Union and Confederate soldiers,
with participants including
artillery, cavalry, infantry and
naval and marine units. An
authentic Union camp is to be
established inside the grounds of
the fort, while Confederate forces
are to set up their encampment on
the park grounds outside.
Festival visitors can learn
what soldier life was like at the
.fort in the 1860s, view artillery
demonstrations featuring an orig-

Keys briefs


Benvenuti shares
images of Cuba

Middle Keys photographer
Larry Benvenuti shares his latest
images of Cuba when the Friends
of the Marathon Library Books
and Coffee Series continues
Thursday at St. Columba
Episcopal Church on 52nd Street
oceanside.
He's traveled to Cuba 19
times, the latest being for the 50th
anniversary of the Cuban revolu-
tion on Jan. 1. Coffee, tea and
cookies will served at 1:30 p.m.
JThe program begins at 2.

St. Peter plans
annual flea market

Furniture, works of art,
antiques and sports equipment
are among the goods destined for
the President's Day Flea Market
and Auction sponsored by St.
Peter Catholic Church on Big
Pine Key.
The auction kicks off at 10:30


inal 10-inch Rodman seacoast
cannon and learn how soldiers
were treated for wounds and ill-
nesses.
In addition, merchants and
food vendors dressed in period
clothing are to display and sell
their wares - including the toys,
trinkets and edibles of an earlier
era.
On Saturday, a sea battle
between-historic tall ships repre-
senting Confederate and Union
interests is set for 2:30 p.m. The
re-created court trial of the cap-
tain of a captured vessel is to fol-
low at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday's scheduled events
include an arms inspection, patrol
skirmish, raising and lowering of
the colors, and living-history
demonstrations.
The fort and park can be
accessed between 8 a.m. and sun-
set daily from an entrance on
Southard Street past Thomas
Street. Daily entrance fees, which
include a pass allowing visitors to
leave and return, start at $1.50.


a.m. Feb. 16. The flea market will
be staged outdoors on church
grounds. Local vendors are wel-'
come; no reservations for spaces
will be accepted in advance. For
information, call the church' at
872-2537.

Car club stages
annual poker run

The Florida Keys Southern-
most Car Club sponsors its sec- -
ond annual poker and rod run
Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. The owners of
automobiles of all types can par-
ticipate.
Best hand wins $100, worst
hand wins $25 and hard luck
hand wins $25. The event starts
and ends at the Sugarloaf Lodge
and includes stops at bars. A pic-
nic sponsored by the club follows
at 3:30 p.m. and includes raffles
and music.
Cost to players is $15; cost to
riders is $5. For more informa-
tion call Bob at 774-3342 or Dick
at 942-1758.


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Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, February 11-, 2009-
KEYNOTER


briefs


Lady Conchs
remain alive

Alive despite a 71-37 loss
to Monsignor Pace in ilic
District 16-4A tournament
title game Saturday night,
the Key West High School
girls baketb.1ll team will
travel to Fort Lauderdale to
play Arch-bishop McCarthy
in a state-playoff regional
game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
For the complete story, go
to www.KeysNet.com
/sports.

Race benefits
abuse shelter

The Domestic Abuse
Shelter, Monroe County's
certified d, imies-ti, violence
and sexual assault center
serving victims and their
children from Key Largo to
Key West, is gearing up for
its annual fundraiser, the No
Name Race.
The 5K run-walk is
scheduledd for Feb. 28 at 8
a.m. at the Old Wooden Fish
Camp Bridge on No Name
KeN. Registration forms are
nov%. aL alLable
Cost for preregistration.is
$20 per person in advance
iand $25 on race day. For
children 15 :,ears and
younger, cost is $10. For
Domestic Abuse Shelter
nicrmher,. the cot i;s i15 in
ad arnce. $25 Aon race da.n.
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KAIR event
allows teams

Now is the time to get
together with co-workers
and/or friends and form a
team to walk (or run) in the
March 7 Sombrero Beach
10K Run 5K Walk/Run.
'The event benefits KAIR
(Keys Area Interdenomi--
national Resources), and this
year, teams can brag for
right', and trophies. For more
information and a registra-
tion form, call TerryLynn at
(860) 208-6493.


19 Keys



wrestlers



advance


Canes, Conchs
are heading to
the regional
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


Amid a whirl of take-
downs, escapes, reversals and
pins - and the hollering of
bull-necked coaches - sin-
glet-attired wrestlers from
nine high school teams com-
peted in the District 16-1A
tournament that stretched for
seven hours Friday on red-
and-gray mats at the Bobby
Menendez Gym.
When it was over, Coral
Shores had three district
champions, Key West two.
Nine Hurricanes qualified
for this weekend's regional
tournament at Cardinal
Gibbons High. in Fort
Lauderdale, and 10 Conchs


advanced. To go on, a wrestler
had to finish in the top four in
his weight class.
Doral Academy won the
team title with 166 points,
edging the Conchs, who had
160. Coral Shores was third
with 148.
Winning for the Hurricanes
were junior Yordan Palanco in
the 119-pound class, Joshua
Ritz (140) and Luke Terrell
(145). Terrell, who was
injured, was awarded the vic-
tory because his opponent
slammed him illegally.
Polanco's dedication was
obvious - "119" was etched
on one side of his Mohawk
haircut. "I wrestled smart and
took my time," he said after
defeating Doral's Ramon
Sammartin, 14-9.
The other Canes who quali-


See WRESTLING / 19


Photo by BERT BUDDE
Key West assistant coach Chaz Jimenez congratulates Ben
Covan after one of Covan's victories last Friday in the
district tournament. Coach John Moeller is in the
background.


Conchs overtake Lady Canes


basketball Fins


Valdez scores
career-high
38 points
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


Outside the gym, in the
dark courtyard, one teammate
parted ways with another after
Key West's 65-61 home victo-
ry Saturday night over
Marathon in the last regular-
season game of the season.
"Keith, thanks for the win,"
Vladimvr Sibera- who had car-


ried the basketball team with
his scoring the first half of the
season, said to Keith Valdez,
who has carried it since.
It had been the last home
game for Sibera, a senior, and
he had gone out with seven
points. But there would be
many more for Valdez, the
sophomore point guard who
had just rained a career-high
38 on the Dolphins.
Marathon coach Kevin
Freeman, asked for his opin-


are finished


Gulliver Prep
too much for
hoops team
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


A late-season run for the
Coral Shores basketball Lady
Hurricanes ended Friday
against District 16-3A champi-
on Gulliver Prep, 58-23.
Latrice Johnson scored 15
of the Canes' 23 points in the
district tournament's semifi-
nal.


"We played them tough
early in the first quarter," said
head coach Dan Smith, "but
we missed several easy shots
that might have made a differ-
ence."
Coral Shores won five
straight games, including a
district first-rounder, before
running into Gulliver.
Smith said the Upper Keys
team improved significantly
over the year to be competitive
against most teams, but still
needs to make progress before


See CANES/ 18
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LSy Shorts & OUtdoors


Spring sports fields spring to life


Keynoter Staff

Baseball, softball and lacrosse
teams from Upper Keys high
schools make their spring debuts
this week.
Coral Shores' girls softball
team takes the home field in


Tavernier at 4 p.m. today against
Gulliver Prep, defending champi-
on in District 16-3A.
The Lady Canes, coached by
Paul Grewe and Mike Young, aim
to build on 2008's turnaround


season when the club posted a
15-6 record (after going 4-10 in
2007), and reached the state Class
3A regional playoffs as district
runner-up;
Three players graduated from
that club, but most of the lineup,
including pitcher Holly Given
and capable hitter Andrea
Cockerham, return.
Coral Shores plays at home at
4 p.m. Friday against Maritime
Science and Technology before
playing six straight games on the
road.
The Hurricane boys lacrosse
team, under new head coach
Barnaby Rich, travels to play at
Gulliver Prep in the season open-
er today. The Coral Shores boys


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Completed applications must be received by March 6, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. at the Monroe County
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play their home opener at 4:30
p.m. Friday against Pines Charter.
The Coral Shores boys base-
ball team, coached by Jeff
Meyers, heads to Key West for a
preseason tournament Friday and
Feb. 14.


Island Christian's baseball
.team opens its season at 4 p.m.
Feb. 17 at home against Horeb.
The Lady Eagle softball team
opened the season earlier. this
week.


Diamond teams


suit up for new year


Key West
is hosting
Canes, Fins
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


And so, they try again.
Without a state champi-
onship (their llth) since 2005
- much to the chagrin of their
rabid, remembered-glory fans
- the Key West High School
baseball Conchs begin yet
another new season Friday
night when they take on Coral
Shores at 7:30 p.m. Friday at
Rex Weech Field.
The game will be part of a
weekend preseason tourna-
ment, with Marathon (4-13
last season) playing Southridge
at 5 Friday.
A surprising post-season in
2008 enabled the Conchs to
reach the regional finals and
finish with a 17-15 record.
Gone from that team are pitch-
er Blayne Weller and shortstop
Raiko Alfonso, but a host of
talented players return, includ-
ing senior Frankie Ratcliff -
who hit .490 last season and
has signed with the University
of Miami.
Ratcliff has moved from
second base to short, and sen-
ior Noah Josephson will start
at second.


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Canes finish 7-10


CANES/ From 17

challenging Gulliver's experi-
enced Lady Raiders.
Gulliver went to beat
Ransom Everglades, 61-30, in
the district final.
"Next year we could be very
competitive if our kids work on


their game in the off-season,"
he said.
The Lady Canes don't gradu-
ate any seniors, so all the team's
. regulars from a 7-10 season are
eligible to return.
Coral Shores' boys are
scheduled to open the District
16-3A basketball tournament at
Gulliver today.


kenh6ter


Most of the team's hitting
likely will come from Ratcliff,
first baseman/pitcher Nolan
Thomas, center fielder Michael
Arencibia and right fielder
Cole Harrison.
"We really think the
strength of the team will be
offense," . said Miguel
Menendez, .who begins his
fourth season as coach with a
52-34 record. "We are also
very athletic and plan on run-
ning a lot."
The pitching staff will be
deeper than usual, but whether
an ace like Weller will emerge
is uncertain. Left-handers
Drew Rivera and Thomas have
looked best in practice.
"We may not have that typi-
cal No. 1 like we have had in
the last few years, but the
depth should make us better,"
Menendez said.
The other pitchers are P.J.
Arencibia, J.P. Malott and Nick
Bertiaux, a transfer from
Marathon.
Menendez said he will not
talk about "how good we are"
this season. "Like I told the
team, they have to go out and
prove on the field how good
they are. The schedule is tough
again, but we feel like overall
this is better team than last
year's."






': --. Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, February 1.1, 2009 ,_3_ 9


Hurricane lacrosse returns


Catanio leads
Coral Shores
on the field
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Coral Shores' girls lacrosse
team expects to build on last
season's success when the
2009 campaign opens today.
At 6 p.m., the regular sea-
son opens in Tavernier with
Chaminade visiting Coral
Shores.
The Lady Hurricanes
expect to go places this spring
with a dozen experienced sen-
iors returning to the field.
Among them are Rachel
Catarrio, the team scoring
leader with a record 48 points
(goals and assists), who
returns for her senior season.
Coral Shores went 7-6
overall last year but took dis-


trict runner-up honors with a
6-2 slate against league foes.
"Our winning season, was
the first for any Coral Shores
lacrosse team," Coral Shores
head coach Mark Hall said.
"The girls' goal this season is
to walk off the field as district
champs."
The Hurricanes lost high-
scoring players Valarie
Ostenson and Brittany Wood
to graduation, but expect to be
able to fill the void.
"That's a lot of offense but
it's amazing how the other
girls step up," said the coach.
"We've got our veterans, and
our newcomers include a lot of
exceptional athletes who are
picking up the game very
fast."
Rounding out the senior
class on the roster are Lexi
Glista, Kelsey Seyfried,
Lindsey Burley, Melissa
Sante, Kayla Rigby, Janelle


Santos, Nicole Starr, Corinna
Habligm, Samantha Valdes,
Mileidys Aguila and Holly
Asbell.
Among veteran underclass-
men are top defender Kelsey
Garcia, and second-year start-
ing goalie Dannon Magrane is
minding the goal in her second
season as goalie.
"The girls' biggest chal-
lenge this season is going to
be their passing and catching
on the run," Hall said. "Last
season, the Canes dropped the
district championship game to
a Palmer Trinity team that had
better passing skills."


Defense also will be a focus
of returning coaches John
Jarnagin and Cindy Hall.
Anna Noe, who graduated
after a three-year career for
the Hurricanes, returns to the
sideline this year as a coach-
ing assistant.
Coral Shores hosts Killian
at 6 p.m. Friday.
The Hurricanes tuned up
for today's season home open-
er with a weekend trip to Boca
Raton for the St. Andrew's
School Jamboree. The Canes
split four 20-minute scrim-
mages against top-flight oppo-
sition.


T'. . . . . . . INY .....


WRESTLING/ From 17

fied for the regional tourna-
ment were Alexander Aguiar
(103), Daniel Doyle (125), T.J.
Sabalka (152), Will Mulkeen
(160), Greg Angel (171) and
Courtney Dixon (215).
Key West's Ben Covan cap-
tured the 135-pound title by
defeating Westminster
Christian's Albero Salabarria,
8-5, and the Conchs' Paul
Leatherwood won the deciding
215-pound match against
Coral Shores' Dixon.
Also advancing for the
Conchs were Greg Evans
(103), Max Llama (112), Greg
Garcia (119), Oscar Fernandez
(125), C.J. Robinson (130),
Fyrland Sanon (160), Shane
Sweeting (171) and Tim
Czernik (189).
Fernandez was almost
pinned by Reagan's Andres
Aleman, but buoyed by shouts
of "Fight, Oscar, fight!" he
fought back before losing, 17-
8. Afterward, the senior leaned
against a wall as well-wishers
consoled him. His face was
angular, whiskered and com-
posed, and there was no sign
of the flab he once carried as
an unpolished freshman.


Later in the round of title
matches, Luke Terrell was
slammed to the mat. Lying
quietly, he was watched over
by his father - coach Mark
Terrell -. until paramedics
arrived. Fans applauded as he
was carried out on a stretcher
to where an ambulance, red
light blinking, waited in the
cool night.
Good news would arrive
later: It was just a sore neck.


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Key West edges Marathon


BASKETBALL / From 17
ion of Valdez's performance,
smiled and said, "We stopped
Vladimyr. With those two, it's
pick your poison. We put our
quickest guys on [Valdez], but
he still had a step on them."
That step resulted in Valdez
streaking in for layups - one
was spectacularly converted
left-handed - or drawing
fouls. As befitting Florida's
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was 12 of 14 from the line. He
also swished four 3-point
shots, and scored 15 points in
fourth quarter.
The Conchs needed all of
Valdez's 38 points to hold off
a Marathon team that,
although it never led, never
gave up. After missing their
first nine shots, the Dolphins
cut a 15-4 deficit to 19-15
before the Conchs scored six
in a row for a 25-15 halftime
lead.
.Still down, 28-18, early in
the third quarter, the Dolphins,
led by 6-5 center Travis
Leachman, ran off 10 in a row
to tie .it before Valdez made a
put-back and a 3-pointer. The
Dolphins looked finished mid-
way through the fourth quar-
ter, trailing 58-45, but they
made a third run sparked by
the speedy Kenyatta Scott,
who scored 16 of his 24 points
in the final period.


Key West led 63-61, but
Marathon, with the crowd
screaming for the Conchs to
hold on, got a final chance
after Josh Berkenmeyer
missed two free throws with
17 seconds left. Nyran Ross,
however, missed an awkward
attempt inside and Nate
Kitchen failed to connect from
long range. Two free throws
by Valdez closed the scoring.
"I was so proud of our
guys," said Freeman, whose 6-
16 team played Miami
Christian on Tuesday in a
District 16-2A game finished
too late for today's paper.
"This is a positive thing to
come back against Key West."
The Conchs, who swept
two games from Marathon (7-
16) and Coral Shores this sea-
son, improved to 11-11. They
will play Edison at 6 tonight
in the District 16-4A tourney
at Belen Jesuit in Miami.


Photo by BERI BUDDE
Key West's Keith Valdez eyes the basket as he drives past
Marathon's Trevel Beckford during the Conchs' 65-61 victory
Saturday night.


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Fishing


Wednesday, February 11, 2009
KEYNOTER


S briefs


Paganelli reels in
tournament honors

Fishing may be a solitary
pursuit for some, but not for
Karl Paganelli of Sand
Lake, Mich.
Just named men',s out-of-
count, master angler in the
nine-month 200_ Kei West
Fishing Tournament,
Paganelli considers scoring
award-winning catches in
Keys waters a passion worth
sharing with family and
longtime friends, .
"There inti a kind of
fishing I don't enjo, " said
Paganelli. who credited
much of his success to the
skill of Capt. Chip \each.
skipper of the Sapci
Gr, 'uper "The kids enjoy \ it.
and we enjo\ it "
.Paganelli scored a repeat
win in the spin division of
the tournament and racked
up divisional honors for
catches including a 16.8-
pound kinglish and a 10.4-
pound red grotiper He also
brought in the tournament's
heaN iest mackerel, an .-
p'ounder caught on 20-pound
test.
The men's in-county
master angler \ as longtime
tournament panicipant Joe
Menimtt of Ke \\est.
As %ell as racking up the
most release_, with .7 -
including 37 dolphin and 32
tarpon - Merritt scored
"\ nnine fish in each ot nine
line di, visions. He also
caluht the tournament',s .in-
gle heaviest fish. a hammer-.
head shark that tipped the
scales at 335.5 pounds-
Caroline Waterman of
Ke\ Largo earned the junior
in-counth master-angler
title Ruth Stok\ of Key
Largo \ as iianied \ omen's
in-count' master :asner
The 200(8 Ke. West
Fishing Tournaminent dre\%
1,247 entries trom 630(
angles The 2009) tourna-
ment begins % iii a kickoff
challenge March 13 to 15
and continues through Nov,
30, with anglers competing
to catch more than 40
species of fish.


Expect a quick rebound


Warmer water,
hotter fishing
both coming

Things are finally getting back
to somewhat normal - at least
for what passes for normal in the
Keys.
Here in Paradise, we've had
quite a stretch of weather that has
adversely affected the fishing.
The near-record cold and very
strong winds turned over the
waters quite a bit, which has
caused waters surrounding the
Keys to cool down below the
temperatures you would want for
good activity.
It was so bad last week that
even the mackerel had shut down
for the most part. Many bait fish
were darn near impossible to
find, particularly on the bay side.
And when you found snapper,
they seemed to be comatose,
showing no interest in even a live
shrimp.
One good thing is that fish
will be hungry after their respite,
so if you are out there, your
chances are good.
Mackerel activity has returned
to normal the past couple of days.
It's been loaded off all of the
Middle Keys most anywhere
from five miles and beyond on the
bayside. And snapper action has
risen sharply the past few days.
The increase has been notice-
able in the bay and many of the
bridge channels. Some have been
just plain loaded with mangrove,
lane and numerous species of
fish. Bait fish are reappearing


throughout
the region,
not only in
the bay but
. throughout
the ocean-
&A* side, as
S .-- well.
- " Reef
action
-_ should also
rV be getting
-... " back to
S normal.
Dave Navarro Bait fish on
the reefs
and patches have been quite
numerous, which is good for
anglers targeting sails and kings.
The fresh bait is also good for
bottom fishing, with an upsurge
of mutton snapper in the western
regions of the outer reef line.
Bottom fishing throughout the
region should be a good bet this
week. From the reef through to
the bay, early reports have been
quite good for most all of the nor-
mal species.
If you're not familiar with the
techniques-used in the Keys for
bottom fishing, you are more
than welcome to attend our free
fishing seminar this Sunday from
6 to 8 p.m. at our outdoor
amphitheater at our Marine
Educational Center, 3740
Overseas Highway, across from
the Marathon Community Park.
We will demonstrate the styles
that work best in the different
venueswe have available.
Sails and kings have looked
very good in two areas: Along the
reef from 65 to 140 feet of water
and from 200 to 450 feet of water


when a color change or current
edge was present. Most of the
king action has been concentrated
west of Sombrero Light while the
majority of the sails have been
caught to the east of it.
Further offshore, dolphin and
tuna has been found in pockets.
They change from day to day as
to location, but just keep covering
ground and you should come
across, them. Depths have been
ranging from 350 to 650 feet,
with the deeper waters producing
a few wahoo as well as billfish.
Wreck fishing has also been
very good, even throughout this
recent cold spell, as the deeper
waters of the Gulf wrecks have
nit been as affected. I've heard of
cobia in good numbers, and in
good sizes, on most of the deeper
wrecks, those 30-plus miles out.
Inside of that, scattered reports of
a few cobia have come in. Most
of the cobia caught lately have
been just coming up in the chum
for those working 12 to 14 miles
out in the bay.
Look for flats fishing to make
a good comeback. This is one of
the hardest-hit areas by the low
water temperatures. There were
days when you could not find any
sort of life up on the flats. But in
the past few days, activity has
increased on both sides of the
islands. The oceanside should be
the best bet going, as it is still a
little warmer.

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


SAILING INTO THE
WIND: Before the
recent winds came
and went, Bob (right)
and Jayne Ogden
from Charleston, S.C.,
had a great day
aboard 'Pip's 36' out of
Captain Pip's Marina &
Hideaway in Marathon.
Capt. Bobby Manske
and mate Jeff Knapp
(left) found a weather
window that helped
the visitors catching
and release three
sailfish, one of which
is shown here.


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* Feb. 26 to 28: Back-
country Fly Champion-
ship, Islamorada. Anglers
in this fly-fishing tourna-
ment are to compete to
catch the largest snook
and redfish. Call 664-2444
or send an e-mail to .
csasun@aol.com.
* Feb. 27 to March 1:
11th annual Capt. Leon
Shell Memorial Billfish
Tournament. Anglers are
to pursue sailfish in honor
of the late lure maker who
made Key Colony Beach
his home. The event raises
money for the local hos-
pice in-home-health care
program. Call 289-1310 or
send an e-mail to kcb
marina@bellsouth.net.
* March 9 to 12: Mdrch
Merkin Invitational Permit
Tournament, Key West. This
all-fly fishing tournament
benefits Tarpon & Bonefish
Unlimited as well as the
Don Hawley Foundation.
Contact Jon Ain at (303)
888-4546.
* March 13 to 15: Key
West Fishing Tournament
Kick-off. Targeting multiple
species, this annual chal-
lenge starts a season-long
tournament that awards
certificates for outstanding
catches and prizes in a
host of categories. Call
295-6601 or (800) 970-9536,
or send an e-mail to
director@keywestfishing
tournament.com.
. March 24 to 27:
Islamorada All-Tackle
Spring Bonefish
Tournament. Anglers are
to compete to catch the
ghost of the flats in the leg-
endary shallows surround-
ing Islamorada. Call
852-1694.
*April 14to 18: Key
West World Sailfish,
Championship.Three days
of hard-fought fishing are
to be complemented by
three evenings of fabulous
food, drinks, fun and enter-
tainment, including a con-
cert. Call 395-3474.
Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keysnet .
,com/weather. 4








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590 Miscellaneous 1390 Miscellaneous

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620 Money To Loan
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712 Mobile Homes For Rent
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740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent .
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24 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551


February 11, 2009


100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

110
'O'Lega Notices

No.5238600

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CAE NO.:
08-CA-219-M

THE REEF AT MARA-
THON CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida Non Profit
Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHIRLEY BUFTON,
PATRICIA INGLES,
PATRICE H. KNOWLES,
CHRISTINE H.
FREDERIKSEN,
ROBERT KREUTZER,
JOAN LEMONS,
EDUARDO MARTINEZ,
CARMEN MARTINEZ,
El-EEN SOMMER,
FELICE ST. GERMAINE,
RENE LAFAYETTE,
EUGENETlMPH AND
NORMAJEANTIMPH,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
CARMEN MARTINEZ
21906 SW 100th Place
Miami, FL 33190
EDUARDO MARTINEZ
21906 SW 100th Place
Miami, FL 33190

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose
a claim of lien on the fol-
lowing property in Mon-
roe County, Florida: See
Attached "Exhibit A"

Week 49, Villa 3, of THE
REEF AT MARATHON,
a Condominium, pur-
suant to the Declara-
tion of Condominium
recorded in Official Re-
cord Book 849, Page
2268-Page 2355, in the
Public Records of Mon-
roe County Florida, and
dated March 16, 1982,
and all the amend-
ments thereto, includ-
ing, but not limited to
First Amendment to
Declaration of Condo-
minium dated March
17J982, and recorded
in Official Record Book
853 at Pages
1656-Pages 1667, in the
Public Records of Mon-
roe County Florida

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses if any, to
it on Plaintiffs attorney,
Continued on the
Next Column


CA0L CLASSIFIED ,743-5551


110
Legal Notices
Richard A. Malafy, Esq.,
whose address is 10887
Overseas Highway Suite
#201, Marathon, FL,
33050, on or before
March 3rd, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk
of this court either before
service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the
complaint.
THIS NOTICE shall be
published once each
week for two (2) consec-
utive weeks in the
Keynoter.

DATED: this 29th day of
January, 2009.
DANNY L KOLHAGE
as Clerk of the Court
BY: TAMMY MARCIEL
Deputy Clerk

Publish February 4, 11,
2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 5305000

MEETING NOTICE

Be advised that the Duck
Key Security Advisory
Board is having a meet-
ing on February 17,
2009, at 9:00 a.m., at
126 Bimini Dr., Duck
Key, FL.
Tom Neville
Chairman

Publish
February 4, 11,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.5347100

LOST PROPERTY
NOTICE
TO ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission has taken
custody of:

One vessel displaying
Georgia registration
GA9015EN, a GEMINI
30' was found aban-
doned JEWFISH
CREEKANCHORAGE,
Monroe County on state
waters,

Pursuant to Section
705.103 Florida Statue,
the property will be dis-
posed of if no ownership
or lien claim is received
by FEB. 25,2009. Send
claim in writing to
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission,
2796 Overseas Highway,
Suite 100,
Continued on the
Next Column


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551.


110
Legal Notices
Marathon, FL 33050.

Attn:
LIEUTENANT DAVID
DIPRE,
refer to case number
FWSB 08 OFF 6173

Publish February 4, 7,
11,14,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 5595100

SUPERIOR COURT OF
WASHINGTON FOR
PIERCE COUNTY
No. 09-5-00119-3

SUMMONS AND
NOTICE BY
PUBLICATION OF
PETITION/HEARING
RE RELINQUISHMENT
OF -
CHILD/TERMINATION
OF PARENT-CHILD
RELATIONSHIP

IN THE MATTER OF
THE ADOPTION
OF
HAYDEN DANIEL
MONTGOMERY,
a person under the age of
eighteen.

TO:
THOMAS CHARLES
GRANEY, JOHN DOE
(UNKNOWN) AND TO
ANY OTHER INTER-
ESTED PARTY

You are hereby sum-
moned to appear within
thirty days after the date
of first publication of this
summons, to-wit, within
thirty days after the 11th
day of February 2009,
and defend the above-
entitled action in the
above-entitled court, and
answer the petition of the
Petitioners and serve a
copy of your answer
upon the undersigned at-
torneys for Petitioners at
the office below stated; if
you fail to do so, judg-
ment may be rendered
against you according to
the request of the petition
which has been filed with
the Clerk of said Court.

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that there has
been filed-in this court a
petition praying that the
parent-child relationship
between the parents of
the above-named child
and the above-named
child be terminated. The
object of the action is to
seek an order relinquish-
ing the child to the Peti-
tioners for adoption and
to terminate the parent-
child relationship.
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The child was conceived
in 2007 in Key West,
Florida and was born on
May 27,2008. The child's
birth mother is RHONDA
LEIGH MONTGOMERY.

The Petitioners are also
seeking temporary place-
ment of the child with
them. The court hearing
on this matter shall be on
the 20th day of MARCH
2009 at 9:00 AM in the
Pierce County Remann
Hall, 5501 6th Avenue,
Tacoma, Washington
98406.

YOUR FAILURE TO
APPEAR AT THIS
HEARING MAY
RESULT IN A DEFAULT
ORDER
PERMANENTLY
TERMINATING ALL OF
YOUR RIGHTS TO THE
ABOVE-NAMED
CHILD.

NOTICE: State and fed-
eral law provide protec-
tions to defendants who
are on active duty in the
military service, and to
their dependents. De-
pendents of a service
member are the service
member's spouse, the
service member's minor
child, or an individual for
whom the service mem-
ber provided more than
one-half of the individu-
al's support for one hun-
dred eighty days immedi-
ately proceeding an ap-
plication for relief.

One. protection provided
is the protection against
the entry of a default
judgement in certain cir-
cumstances. This notice
only pertains to a defen-
dant who is dependent of
a member of the national
guard or a military re-
serve component under
a call to active service for
a period of more than thir-
ty consecutive days. Oth-
er defendants in military
service also have protec-
tions against default
judgements not covered
by this notice. If you are
the dependent of a mem-
ber of the national guard
or a military reserve com-
ponent-under call to ac-
tive service for a period of
more than thirty consecu-
tive days, you should no-
tify the plaintiff or the
plaintiffs attorney in writ-
ing of your status as such
within twenty days of the
receipt of this notice. If
you fail to do so, then a
court or an administrative
tribunal may presume
that you are not a depen-
dent of an active duty
member of the national
guard or reserves, and
proceed with the entry of
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Miscellaneous


110
Legal Notices
an order of default and/or
a default judgement with-
. out further proof of your
status. Your response to
the plaintiff or plaintiffs
attorneys about your sta-
tus does not constitute an
appearances for jurisdic-
tional purposes in any
pending litigation nor a
waiver of your rights.

. You are further notified
that any non- consenting
parent or alleged father
has a right to be repre-
sented by an attorney,
and-an attorney will be
appointed for an indigent
parent who requests an
attorney.

You are further notified
that yourfailure to file a
claim of paternity within
thirty days of the first pub-
lication of this notice orto
respond to the petition
within thirty days of the
first publication of this no-
tice is grounds to termi-
nate your parent-child re-
lationship with respect to
the child.

One method of filing your
response and serving a
copy on the Petitioner is
to send them your written
response by certified
mail with return receipt
requested.

WITNESS the Honor-
able BRYAN E.
CHUSHCOFF,
Judge/Court Commis-
sioner of said Superior
Court and the seal of said
Court hereunto affixed
this 4TH day of
FEBRUARY, 2009.

Pierce County Superior
Court Clerk
By KEVIN STOCK
Deputy Clerk
FILE RESPONSE WITH:
Clerk of Court
Remann Hall,
5501 6th Avenue
Tacoma, Washington
98406.

SERVE A COPY OF
YOUR RESPONSE ON:

Petitioners' Attorney:
Albert G. Lirhus
Lirhus & Keckemet LLP
1200 5th Avenue,
Suite 1550
Seattle, WA98101

Publish February 11, 18,
25,2009
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No.5607800

Meeting Notice
Continued on the
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200
EMPLOYMENT

260 * General
Miscellaneous

ADVERTISING
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Full Time Position

The Florida Keys
Keynoter is looking for
a dynamic account
executive in the Key
West area.
Prefer someone with
newspaper sales
experience, marketing
experience and/or strong
sales background,
excellent communication
and organizational skills.
Must be a self-starter
with the ability to build
business in a competitive
environment.

Applicant must have
his/her own dependable.
transportation with a valid
Florida Drivers license
and current insurance
coverage. Prefer. -
applicant to live in Key
West, Lower Keys.

Salary, Commission

Fax or send resume to:
Melanie Elder
Marketing Director
3015 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
Fax: 305-743-9586
Email:
melder@keyn6ter.com
No Phone Calls Please.
EOE. DFW.


City of Marathon

This position is responsible for supervising the Code
Compliance Department and the advanced technical
work pertaining to code compliance of safety, health,
and environmental land use zoning regulations.

Coordinates reviews and participates in the investiga-
tion of complaints and violations involving community
code compliance, land use, zoning regulations and var-
ious related public complaints. Must be able to deal
with customer complaints and inquiries by providing an
explanation of City policy on a wide variety of topics.
Position requires a high school diploma or general edu-
L I.' .. .. iC.FD). Completion of Levels , II, and Ill
Certifications through the Florida Association of Code
Enforcement, or the ability to attain these certifications
within one year. Must possess current Florida driver's
license. In addition, a high level of community interest
and I.,ni.ui.ri of municipal government is desired.
Must have the ability to meet the public in person or
over the telephone in a courteous and professional man-
ner. Ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory.

Salary range $52,000-60,000 annually DOQ. EOE,
Drug Free Workplace. Applications are available online
at www.ci.marathon.fl.us. Email resumes to
hr@ci.marathon.fl.us or fax to 305-289-4143.


110
Legal Notices
Florida Keys Fishing
Tournaments, Inc. (for
the Monroe County Tour-
ist Development Coun-
cil's Fishing Umbrella)
will hold their General
Membership Meeting
on Wednesday March 4,
2009 at 7:00 p.m. atthe
Holiday Inn in Mara-
thon, Florida (MM 54).
For more information re-
garding this meeting,
please contact Christina
at 305-872-2233.

All Fishing Umbrella
Meetings are open to the
public.

Publish February 11,
2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


130
Lost and Found

LOST: SMALL BROWN
DOG. Female, gray face,
REWARD!!
Call 336-785-5038 or
336-924-9432

170
Personals

GOOD LOOKING
YACHT OWNER
Looking for a lady to
cruise and have fun. No
alcoholics or druggies.
305-731-9612

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260 * General -
Miscellaneous


260 * General-
Miscellaneous


260 * General -
Miscellaneous


ADVERTISING

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Full Time Position

The Key West Keynoter is looking for a dynamic
account executive in the Key West area.
Prefer someone with newspaper sales experience,
marketing experience and/or strong sales background,
excellent communication and organizational skills. Must
be a self-starter with the ability to build business in a
competitive environment.

Applicant must have his/her own dependable
transportation with a valid Florida Drivers license
and current insurance coverage. Prefer applicant to live
in Key West, Lower Keys.
Salary, Commission

Fax or send resume to:
Melanie Elder - Marketing Director
3015 Overseas Hwy., Marathon,-FL 33050
Fax: 305-743-9586 * Email: melder@keynoter.com
No Phone Calls Please. EOE DFW


KEYNOTER


Positions
available
immediately for:

Manager
Asst. Manager
Clerks

We will train.
Excellent benefits.

Call Efrain at
785-295-5307
ASSISTANT MGR F/T
Burger King, Marathon.
Must be dependable. Ap-
ply 11150 0/S Hwy, Tues
-Fri, 9-12. Ask for Robert.




CALL

CLASSIFIED



743-5551


265
Healthcare


265
Healthcare


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
1Helping people cope.


Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
rfax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.Acmk.ori. EEOC/DFP .


260 * General-
Miscellaneous
Dolphin Research,
Center currently has a
FT opening for a
Computer Maintenance
Tech: Entry level posi-
tion. Some duties include
moving and setting up
computers and assisting
users with day-to-day is-
sues related to PCs, net-
work, cameras and tele-
phones. Benefits in-
clude medical insur-
ance, 401(k), vacation
and paid holidays. Job
descriptions available at
www.dolphins.org Stop
by to fill out an application
or e-mail your resume to
drc-hr@dolphins.org
EOE
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must know the Keys.
Sales People needed
badge deal. Exp. only.
Call 305-872-1644

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260 * General-
Miscellaneous
SUNDANCE WATER-
SPORTS at MM61 is hir-
ing. Front Desk, and
Crew Positions. DFWP
Call 305-360-0896
270 -
Office - Clerical
COMPUTER TUTOR
knowledge of Microsoft
office, Outlook, part-time.
temp. EMAIL:info@heav
enrichenterprises.com
PT Bookkeeper/Admin
Must be exp'd in Quick-
books; also lite filing,
phones. Key Largo. Call
786-888-3120 or fax
resume 305-451-3774



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270


270
Office - Clerical

OFFICE MANAGER

Full Time Marathon, Quick
Books, Word, Excel, A/R,
A/P and HR experience
required. Seeking reliable,
detail oriented self starter
with good organizational
skills. Salary commensurate
with experience, full
benefits package.

Email resume and cover
letter to officemanager35@
yahoo.com


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 -
Michael @ 305-395-0383
or 304-7372
Century 21 All Key, Inc.
280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels

INOWM!!SQ
BARTENDER
Needed at Marathon's
best BBQ restaurant.
Must be experienced &
reliable. Apply in person
Porky's Bayside, MM
47.5. DFWP, EOE
IMMEDIATELY HIRING!
EXP Saute Cooks
Hideaway Cafe, MM 58.
Call between 10am to 12
noon, 305.395.0024
WAITRESS *
KITCHEN/PREP
Must be exp'd. Apply @
Herbie's office, 6350 O/S
Hwy, Marathon.

300
SERVICES

330
Business Services
Looking for a Local
Business? See the
Florida Keys Business
Directory in every Issue
of the Keynoter!
360 * Professional
Services
Looking for a Local
Business? See the
Florida Keys Business
Directory in every Issue
of the Keynoter!
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


590
Miscellaneous


100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt - MM 9,5 * 295-8430

500
MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales-
Flea Markets
FLEA MARKET, BIG
PINE KEY, Ocean side
MM 30.5 Millions of items
to choose from. More
bang for your BUCK,
New vendors welcome.
Open Sat and Sun only
8 am til 2 pm. 872-4103
Marathon Sat, Sun &
Mon 8-4. Sm kit app,
tools, radial saw, folding
bikes, TV, hsld, & misc
items + plants. 11281
5th Ave Gulf off 113th St.
MM 81.5 O0/S Overseas
Hwy. @ Me & My Sisters
Store. Benefits Caring
For Cats. Sat 2/14, 9-4.
MOVING SALE FEB 14,
9 -3.128 Plaza Del Sol,
Port Antiqua. MM 74.5.
LookforSIGNS. -
SAT 14TH/SUN 15TH
8 - NOON. Household
goods, clothing, misc.
1100 109th St. Gulf.
Marathon.
SAT, FEB 14TH, 7 til ?
Tools and household
items. 504 Corte Chica,
across from Sombrero.
Beach.
SATURDAY FEB 14,
371 11th, Key Colony
Beach. 9-2. Turn into
KCB, straight to Ocean
Dr., turn Right, go to 11th,
turn rt.
575
Pets
Himalayan Cats or
kittens Ref. Req.
(305) 296-1486
or304-9924
Tropical Fish Beautiful
Swordtails & Fancy Tail
Guppies. Too many fish!!
$25 for all. 305-240-1742
Grassy Key
590
Miscellaneous
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy. Mthn. 743-6506
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590
Miscellaneous


Painting Equipment:
Magnum XR9 airless
paint sprayer & DeWalt
3700 psi power washer.
Make offer. 289-4265
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305-743-4578
WANTED:
Double (Full) Bed,
w/wood headboard.
305-743-2722 Leave
message.
2 - Reem Everkleen
80 Gal. Elec. Water
heaters (82v70-2) w/min.
usage. $375 ea.
305-853-2080
32" SONY TV W/CAB.
$300.7ft. Livingston
Skiff, $300,35 Ib S/
Lawrence Anchorw/ line
$200.294-3504

GET RESULTS
with the Keynoter's.
classified section.
743-5551

600
FINANCE

610 * Business
Opportunities
SHARP DAY SPA
2200Sq/ft. Equipt for
nails, tanning, mas-
sages, Lease CHEAP in
Key West, 586-615-3559
ISLAND SEAMLESS
GUTTERS INC. Since
1981-still doing business.
Time to retire. Call
872-2228 or 304-1219
NEEDED:
First Mortgage Money.
Keys Resort/Marina
Property. 40% LTV. 8%.
305-393-1999
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 0/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn. Call 305-743-4603

100
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A new 3/2, 1300sf CBS
stucco, Ramrod Key, on
swimming canal. $1390
long term or $1690 short
term lease. 923-1717
Affordable Waterfront
Homes! 1-3 BR's w/
ocean views. MM 63,
starting at $1000/mo
305-872-2750


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710
Homes for Rent
ANNUAL RENTALS
2/2furn half duplex,
N. Anglers Dr., doc3i~e,
W/D $1600 p/mo. Utilities
included. 2/1 unfurn half
duplex, 22nd St., $1100
p/mo. Pet ok. 3/2 furn
stilted home, Flamingo
Island, garage, W/D, 45ft.
dockage, $2500 p/mo.
Call Bonnie, C21
305-743-3377x 113
BIG PINE KEY- 2blba
on a canal. Wood floors,
washerand dryer. $1,100
permo + utilities. 1st&
Sec. Call 797-0253.

Waterfront
BIG PINE KEY
Doctors Arm. 3/2 on ca-
nal w/dock. Season-
al.$2500/mofurn.
352-226-1500
BIG PINE KEY Lrg 2/1,
deep water canal w/
dockage. C/A, W/D, fen
yard, Eden Pines area!
$1600 mo. 305-395-0816
BIG TORCH KEY 272
Canal, 60' dock, furn:
avail 3/1/09, everything
included, super nice.
Call 786-402-7246

Waterfront
BPK 2/2 Newly redecor &
refurn in Eden Pine, MM
31. Deep water canal, 60'
seawall, new apple incl
W/D. Avail 2/9. $1400 +
util. 484-269-3772;
bernzinieyahoo.com
CUDJOE KEY Annual
lease, 3 BR, 2 BA, canal
home w/dock & storage
down. $1675/mo. F/L/S.
305-872-5067
DUCK KEY 3/2
$2200/mo + util/yard
maint. F/L/S 0
Available February 1
Kristen 305-664-1453


ISLAMORADA2/1
Cottages, completely
renovated, boat ramp &
pool, off street prkg.
$1350 mo, furn or unfurn.
Century 21 All Keys Inc,
305-395-0381, Jennifer
KCB-3/2 STILT HOME
Long term only. Recent
remod & paint. Pets ok
$1650/mo + util
386,405-7207
KCB LG 3/2 STILTJtep
dock, unfurn. w/d,
Cath. Ceilings, Pets ok,
$1800/mo w/lse ACRE
Lisa Ford 305-849-0908
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
Also apt. 305-872-3602
or cell: 305-481-4763
LONG KEY MM 68.5 3/2
Stilt home on Canal.
Avail March 1. $1900/mo
+ until. 305-664-4602

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260 a General -
Miscellaneous.

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^Bees-N-the Keys
local honey producer
\'has PT opening fork
P, Honeybee lovers
* from hive to table "
�, 305-453-0115 ,



710
Homes for Rent
MARATHON 2BR, 2BA,
with W/D, fenced yard.
$1200/mo., F/L & $600
Sec. (305) 393-1838
MARATHON 3/1, Canal
front, extra lot, w/d, a/c,
pet neg. Sec 8 ok.
$1495/mo F/L/S
305-608-6153

Waterfront
Marathon 3/2 deep
wASr canal w/dock, W/D,
fen yard, pet ok. Unfurn,
$1995/mo. 743-5168 or
305-360-2233 long term
MARATHON 3/2 Single
Family Home, w/d, yrd,
off st. parking, fresh
paint, new carpet.
$1450/mo F/S 481-5057
MARATHON COTTAGE
2/1, tile floors, new appls,
pets ok. $900/mo. F/L/US.
305-743-5555
Marathon/Sombrero
100ft on beautiful deep-
water harbor, golf course
location. Updates: kitch-
en, 3 baths, new flooring,
painted in & out. Rent,
lease purchase, Seller
financing. $2500/mo.
Waterfront Specialists,
QO;er/Realtor
(305) 743-0644
MM 74.5 Gulf view, prv
bch, 3br, 2 full ba, fully
furn. 6 or 12 mo Ise. Boat
dock. $2600 incl all util.
Days, 919-682-5741,
Nights 404-604-6257
MTHN SECLUDED
home off US 1.1 bd, 1 ba,
could be 2 bd. $800/mo
+ electric. Kurt 481-4838
or John 522-0066
Tavernier 2/1, pan-
oramic bayview, tile
through, island kitchen,
Irg. lot. $1500/mo.
305-598-8719.
Tavernier 2/1, pan-
oramic bayview, tile
through, island kitchen,
Irg. lot. $1500/mo.
305-598-8719.
712 * Mobile Homes
for Rent
CANAL FRONT 2/1.5,
w/d, a/c, stove/fridge, tile
firs, shed, remod. No
pets, f/l/s. 4-Sexton Cove
Rd, MM106 451-3929

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790 e Business
,?, aor'; for Rent


790 * Business-
Property for Rent


NOW OFFERING
Full Hook-Up Sites
RV's On the Water
Ready to Move In
2nd Mo. Free Site Rental*
Boat dockage available
� Well Maintained Park
*Utilities Extra * Must Qualify






(305) 743-6020


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


GRASSY KEY 3/2. On
canal. Large lot & park-
ing lot. $1550/mo, incl all
util. Call 305-216-6300
Islamorada waterfront
1/1 mobile home w/flori-
da rm excellent condi-
tion, shed and Ig boat
dock. furn/unfurn. -
$1100/mo Airstream
Lane. 954-557-3179
KEY LARGO MM 97,
Harborage 2/1 w/d, a/c,
carport, eat in kitchen, Ig
FL room, pool, cable,
clean. $900/mo F/L/S,
305-453-3385
Key Largo RV sites.
Daily, wkly, monthly, yrly..
Free Wi Fi, on the bay
w/boat dockage
305-451-0010
MARATHON1bd 2 ba on
canal w/dockage, Keys
RV Park, newly
remodeled, $1000/mo
305-743-0222 .
MARATHON TRAILER
for rent. 2 bd 2 bath.
Section 8 ok, available
how. 863-74th Street.
Call 786-319-0459
725 * Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
AFFORDABLE 1 BR
APARTMENTS in
Marathon Shores. Call
for details. 305-743-6088
Affordable in Marathon
Move in Now! Wkly or
monthly from $225/wk, all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock-
age avl. 305-289-0800
BIG PINE KEY 1/1
Studio on Canal. Priv.
patio, tiled thru-out, F/L/S
no pets/smoke $950/mo
603-359-0895
BPK 2/1, corner water-
front. Ground level, w/
dock. Everything like
new! $1200/mo FLS. Cat
OK. 305-872-2952
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


CHARMING Lg. Apt,
Kitchen, Living rm, 1
bdrm, Directly on BAY
w/ boat slip!! $1000/mo
+ half elect 743-3478
COCO PLUM, STUDIO
Furn. Dockage, pool,
tennis, small pet ok.
$625/mo util. incl. FLS
305-942-6434
DUCK KEY CONDO
Furn.,1/1 ON WATER,
Also, 2/2 Dock avail.
Call - 239-433-5867
Grassy Key Snowbirds
Escape! 1 room efficien-
cy. Fully furn on ocean.
. Coin laundry & pool. Tiki
hut, very quiet, cute &
clean. No pets. Last min-
ute cancellation. Avail
immed. Short/long term,
boat slip extra. $1400/mo
incl util. 917-468-9111
ISLAMORADA Very Lg.
apt. on the water. Fur-
nished, year lease,
$1200/mo, F/$1500 Sec.
Util incl. 305-664-8033
KCB NEW3BR2 BTH
150 8th St., $2200/mo
F/L/S, 305-743-5407 or
732-996-9591
KCB-WOW!! GREAT
7th St. Loc. Furn 2/2, exc
dock, covered patio,
$1350 + util. Long term.
No smokers 743-7887
Key Colony Bch, Total
Privacy! 3/2, 1300sf,
grand unit, scrd patio, trop-
ical yard, deep water
dock, 6 car prkg! $1700/
mo. OBO. 305-849-1263
Key Colony Beach 2BR,
2BAstllt one-half duplex.
37'.5" wood dock, cov-
ered parking. Avail
March 1. 305-289-0064
Layton MM 62 - Half'
Duplex 2 BR Waterfront.
$1200/mo F/L/S. Call
Remax Keys to the Keys
(305)743-2300

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for Sale


812 e Mobile Homes
for Sale


117310 tbOrob, -
Inboard Engi''


I I * wvinruae zu n.!r.
I.- _ "(8) 2006 Evinrude ETEC
250 HP, 2 stroke
outboard motors, all less
SPECIAL FINANCING 5% DOWN than 900 hrs. Exc Cond.
OWNER ASSISTED FINANCING Contact Keith Douglass,
3% INTEREST Boy Scout Sea Base
RV Vacationers - Any stay, first 2 nights FREE 305-664-5613
(Based on availability. No sales presentation required)
Coil Joe Cleghorn (305) 797-5184 725 e Apt - Condo -
Duplex for Rent
MTHN-CUTE GROUND
725 * Apt - Condo - 725 * Apt - Condo - Level, 1/1, $790/mo +
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent util. F/L/S 6 mothmin
Ise. 305-849-6236
Water nt-- Marathon Little Venice area
e Grassy Key Effic
Waterfront Furn, Inc until & cable, G M
ITTLE TORCH, MM 28 parking, $720/mo.
/1 furn. On canal w/ 305-481-4301 1 BR/IBA ground fir.
blockage. $950 incl util. MARATHON LG EFF w/boat dock/ priv ramp,
'ets neg. 305-244-9247 full kitchen, B/S. 147 Tequesta.
r786-514-2013 $650/mo + util. $850/Mo. Avail. mid
LONG KEY, NEWER Call DD 289-6486 March. 970-921-6355.


EFF on canal, $675/mo
F/L/S. Avail NOW.
CB Schmitt RE,
Marsha, 305-289-6522
MARATHON 1/1 Avail
March 1. $850/mo,
includes util, cable & A/C.
Furnished, no pets.
Call 305-879-4949
MARATHON 2/1/5
Condo, w/d, d/w, balco-
ny, All tile. $1300/mo
305-522-2893
MARATHON 2/1 in half
duplex. Unfurnished.
Located at 109th & 4th
Ave. $975/mo + util.
F/L/S. 305-481-4571
Marathon 2/2 --- clean
new paint, ground floor
W/D Hkup. Private, quiet
fenced yard. --- $1285
F/S. --- 724-355-8521
Marathon 2/2 Condo
140 Coco Plum, Central
a/c, w/d hook-up, carpet,
$1200/mo + util. F/L/S
305-289-3471


MARATHON 2 BR.
Avail NOW! Rent starting
at $950. 305-743-5615 or
305-797-6984
MARATHON 3/1 duplex,
3rd Ave. Section 8
Approved. $995/mo. Call
Mike 225-362-7935
Marathon/Coco Plum
Waterfront! 20 Coco
Plum Dr. 1/1, $800/mo;
.2/1 $1000 & $1100 +
electric. 305-871-4653
MARATHON DUPLEX
Extra Irg 2 BR, all tiled,
recent updates: Bath, Kit,
with D/W, cent A/C, priv
fncd back yard, new land-
scaping. $1250 mo.
Waterfront Specialists,
Owner/Realtor
(305) 743-0644


Waterfront
Marathon MM50
priced reduced! 3/2.5,
condo, new kitchen, W/D,
canal, pool, 1 mile to
beach, Irg lanai, $1995/
mo. 561-215-8855
MARATHON Small
Efficiency Furnished, all
utilities included. Non-.
smoker, $650 per month.
Call 305-743-6001

Water front
Marathon Sombrero
Bch area. 2/1, on canal.
Tile thru-out, new paint, 2
car prkg, laundry hk-ups.
$1100 F/L/S. 731-9591
MARATHON Very small
studio apartment. In-
cludes W/D and utilities.
$600/mo. 797.1622
MM68 SPACIOUSAPT
1500 sq ft, 2/2 Bay View.
$1200/mo
willbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
MM90 1 BD APT
On Canal, Dockage
Available, Pets OK,
$800/mo, incl. util-
772-546-5855
MTHN-2/2 Furnished &
very clean. Quiet
neighborhood. 37.5' on
clean canal. $1450/mo
305.731.6739
MTHN 2/3, Lg Modern
half dup, on Canal. C a/c,
50 ft dock, Long term, NO
Pets/Smoke, $1800/mo
+ util F/L/S 743-7135
MTHN 3/3, Lg Town
Home, Sisters Creek.
Covered parking, carpet,
new kitchen, w/d. yr Ise
1950/mo 305-853-7103
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


740 * Roommates -
Rooms for Rent

MARATHON Male to
share 2br trailer. in adult
park, WID, cable, A/C,
non-smoker. $650 incl -
utils, $300 sec. 289-3975
Marathon Room for rent
Separate entrance, pri-
vate bathroom. Includes
utililes. No smoking, no
pets. $610/mo. 304-8291
745 * Other
Florida for Rent
28 ft. TRAILER W/ADD.
10 x 28 room furnished,
w/shed. Lot rent $525.
Pool, laundry, ramp &
slips. $6500
Call 313-937-3643
Tcampbell2@mi.rr.com
750
Vacation Rentals
BPK-PORT PINE HTS
2/1 Dup, canal front, 70 ft.
seawall, W/D, screened
patio, $1150/mo.F/S
786-412-6340
KCB 2/2, Ocean front
condo apt. For sale or
lease w/option. Make
Offer. Call (305)
289-1741 for details
KCB-BEAUTIFUL
Recently Renov. 2/2,
Ocean Front Condo,
Priv. Sandy Bch. & Pool.
Call 305-743-0173
MARATHON 2/2 Open
waterviews! Tiki hut, di-
rect Ocean & Gulf ac-
cess. By owner, avail.
March 1. 334-329-4786

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


S33 Campers-


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

750
Vacation Rentals


Waterfront
MARATHON MM48 3/1.5
O/S 92' dock, 28St.,
Avail. April $1650 mo until
incl. 305-234-1152
larimerlenocomcast.net
MM 88 Oceanside 2bd,
2ba refurbished condo.
Heated pool, exercise
room, fishing pier.
Monthly. 954-258-3642
NO NAME KEY 2/2
Secluded, solar powered
home,Key Deer Refuge
Monthly. 561-736-0786
790 * Business
Property for Rent
COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE SPACE, approx.
800 sq. ft. 10701 6th Ave.
Gulf, Mthn. 743-5438

HEART of MARATHON

Office or Retail, 1000 sq
ft. next to Publix, the new
Walgreen's & Marina.
Call 1-561-743-3745
MTHN OVERLOOKING
US1, Prime Loc., Mid
Town, Prof Bldg. 270 sf,
Ample parking. Avail..
Immed. 305-743-6088
800
REAL ESTATE SALES

S 810
Homes for Sale

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


BIG PINE KEY CBS
home on canal. 2 BR, 1.5
BA, $298,000. By Owner.
All reasonable offers con.
872-3609 or 872-3465
DBL LOT W/2 legal unit
Key West. Main house
1,000 sq ft. Guest house
500 sq ft. New Town, on
higher grnd. $500K QBO
305-296-2006

M MUSTSELL
FIRE SALE PRICING
Long Key 2/2, Deep
water canal, new C/A,
Samuel C. Montgomery
Realtor. 941-966-5755
or 941-780-0366 $399K
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


February 11, 2009


26 The Keynoter








February 11, 2009


810
Homes for Sale



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

Waterfront A
Long Key Waterfront
3 Bd, 2 Ba CBS. 2 story,
concrete dock, seawall,
boat ramp. Will finance
$425K. 386-439-9622
PET FRIENDLY!!
Probably the nicest
Mobile Home in the Keys.
Recent $1 00K up-grade.
Maybe the best deal in .
the Keys. 100 yds from
your own priv. bch.
Located in secure, well
kept property. With this
purchase you become a
part owner in 10 acres of
Ocean Front Property.
2 bd, 2 bth, plus nice
work-shop. Beautiful priv.
yard w/jacuzzi. Asking
$188K. Tom 849-7705

Waterfront
2/3 bedroom-2 bath
CBS Stilt home on 63rd
St. Marathon. 75' canal-
front straight to ocean.
Was listed at$799K now
$685K,By Owner,
765-474-6631 or email at
jwc5553@comcast.net
812 * Mobile Homes
for Sale
MUST SELL!! MTHN
12x52 Lg 1/1, Prime Fish/
Dive location, Dock avail.
$425 Lot rent. $22,500
OBO 305-923-9683
2/1 MH for sale, 40 ft.,
new appl, w/d, Reduced!
$19,900 + lot rent $650/
mo.' MM 25. 360-2218
200.6314X60, 2 BR, 2BA,
many options. Central
A/C, MUST BE MOVED.
$45K obo. 305- 743-2169
825 * Condo-
Duplex for Sale
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$325,000 2/2 Condo,
Lady Alexander. 3rd
Floor Overlooks Boot
Key 404-932-7628
KCB 2/2, Ocean front
condoapt. For sale or
leaseW/optibn. Make
Offer. Call (305).
289-1741 for details
KEY COLONY BEACH -
2/2, open water view,
dock, spa, new roof,
Newly Remodeled.
$699K 772-201-1111


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551

I :t .:. ., ' -.. . ,


880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale

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

954-396-2292

825 *Condo-
Duplex for Sale


PICI) 00 i
Key Largo, by owner,
1/1, 1st fl., hndcp friendly,
tile, new appliances,
clean & classy. Now
$189K. 724-321-1320.
iest4funabentcon.net
880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale


[Waterfront-
MARATHON DEEP Big
Boat Canal. Seawall, all
permits & plans. Boot
Key Harbor,.Ocean Bay
access. 305-923-6215
**ROGO EXEMPT**
1 - bldg. right/Lower
Keys. Transferable to
your lot. 305-743-2169
890 * Business
Property for Sale
REDUCED Bank Owned
Comm Bldg. Financing
as low as 4.99%. $659K,
Clara, Chaplin RE
(305) 395-2095

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
15' Skiff, 25 HP Merc,
Hurricane Trailer. Runs
and is in the water now.
$1200 OBO
305-942-1581 .
17.5' KW STEALTH
Flats Boat, 115 Merc,
Pole, Tabs, T/M, Trlr,
Turnkey & Loaded. $9.5k
OBO 316-393-0020
22' C/C ANGLER'94 200
Suzuki EFI, Bimini, new
F/F, Trim/tilt, w/trlr. Runs
strong, Good mpg $5800
OBO 305-395-1746
25' 5" Sweetwater
Pontoon Boat 2004
90hp Evinrude ETec
(2006), trailer incl., lots of
extras, MUST SELL!
$10,000 OBO. Call Aaron
@315-952-0341
25' Parker'03. Twih 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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Miscellaneous





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limitation or discrimination
based on race, color,
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This newspaper will not
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which is in violation of the
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Search words:
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1150
Power Boats
25' SEA CAT 1997 2-150
HP Yamahas, S/S Props,
Radar, GPS, Alum
Tower, Trailer $25K
305-731-7472
27' ALBEMARLE exp.
'90, Twr W/Controls,
Twin gas I/B, Windless,
Full Electronics $25K Is-
lamorada 302-545-1032
27' Grady White 2000
Chase. C.C., loaded.
Exc! T-top, Out & Down
rigs, 250 Yam. $26,500.
Mrthn. 570-204-9420
38' CUSTOM Commer-
cial '00.525 hp Cat, 14'
beam, with electronics.
ESTATE SALE! $18K.
305-872-2750
CREST PONTOONS
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons.
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543
1160
Sailboats
22' South Coast Sail-
boat with 15hp Johnson,
Swing keel, 10 inches to
4.7ft. 305-879-2810
33' Glander. Custom
raised deck. Good sails,
great condition! 4 cyl.
diesel, shallow draft
$25K. (305) 743-3691


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


The Kevnoter 27


1190
Miscellaneous


1190
Miscellaneous
1000 CRAWFISH
CERTS
A's & B's, $40/OBO.-
305-731-9274
AA Dave buys permits
SoAti Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hours! 904-262-2869


All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy;
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321.784.
5982 or 321.302.3630 -
www.shipsusa.com
BOATLIFT (USED)
10K Ibs.
$7500 installed. -
Good condition.
305-395-5169
Cats 3208's. 320; 375;
435 HP, rebuilt, bored,
sleeved, 3 ring pistn, war,
gears. Buying Cat, cum-
min cores. 904-262-2869
CERTIFICATES
1554 "B" Lobster certs
$45. 1454 Crab certs
$5.50 all or part.
(305) 743-6530
FLORIDA KEYS
MARINA for Sale.
Dry & Wet Storage.
Ash Property Group, Inc.
305-439-9581
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172
HOUSEBOAT -42x16 w/
unsinkable foam filled
floats. Fully furn. In se-
cure landlocked marina.
$29K obo, 305-743-5218
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1390
Miscellaneous


1390
Miscellaneous


Showing & Selling

Transportation


February Special
Bottom painting only $30 per foot,
including prep, haul, launch,
pressure wash and paint!
Vessels up to 30 tons.

Please call 305-664-8884
to schedule your service today.
watermarkmarinas.com


Excellent Charter Fish/Dive
vessel. Recreational or
Commercial. New 3126
Cats in 2003 (300 hrs. cur-
rently). Built Key West
1982. New-transmissions.
Onan 7.5 KW generators.
Micro Logic Loran. Furuno
GPS, Furuno Radar. Simrad
EQ40 GPS. Boston Gear
700 series Elec. deep drop
reels- NEW. Large EZ
Anchor puller. In Islamorada
- Owner belling due to
health. $75,000. See
Wellfoundyachts.com
for full specs or
Call Curt @
305-451-5385 1



1190
Miscellaneous
Liveaboard Docks
Mrthn, covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585. 731-3386
MARATHON OUTSIDE
Storage. 5000 sq ft, boat,
trailers, RV, Const.
Equip. 305-664-1286 or
305-743-2142
Marine Storage,
RV's, Boats & Trailers,
Gated and Secure,
In Marathon
305-304-3610
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boat trl, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4 ft 6 mo
$5 ft mo. Emil 731.3386

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans, trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305.332.0483
'01 TAURUS SES WAG-
ON Perfect, Loaded. new
tires/brakes, V-6 28 mpg,
Garage kept, Make Offer!
Mthn, 586-405-5123
'99 CAMARO-3.8 LITER
Standard 5 speed. Exc.
Cond. 30 mpg/hwy.
T-tops. $5500 OBO.
305-393-0256


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Classifieds 305-743-5551


Cars
Trucks
Boats
Campers

$39.00 For Two Runs
Saturday / Wednesday
(1 col. 3",.2 Run Min.)
Deadline Wednesday 5:00


Call today for details
MIDDLE KEYS: 743-5551
UPPER KEYS: 852-3116
LOWER KEYS/KEY WEST:
296-6989

1360 * Mopeds.
Motorcycles
2003 Buell 500 cc
motorcycle, 2400 miles,
good cond. 50-70 mpg.
$2300.305-393-0436
04 HONDA VTX 1800 R
$6500 OBO, also'06
Honda Foreman 500,
4X4 ES, w/extras, $4500
OBO 305-393-4288
1370 * Trucks -
SUVs - Vans
1996 GMC K 1500
4 wd, ext cab, stere.l-e,
Truck Box, V8 $4500
OBO 305-942-1581
1380 * Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
2002 Coachmen Capti-
va 23' 5th wheel trailer.
Waterfront Pk., cheap lot
rent, beach dock. $7000
obo 305 509 2310
'98 PACE ARROW 34 ft,
one slide, 454 Gas Eng.,
37K miles, many extras,
Very Good Cond. $36K
Motivated! 603-520-1962




RENTING?
BUYING?
SELLING?
Use the
Keynoter
Classifieds for
all your real.
estate needs.
743-5551-4


1170 * Outboard-
Inboard Engines
A BRAND NEW 2008
9.9 HP Mercury 4 stroke.
Never been used!
$1800. (305) 872-2750
CAT 3408, Electronic
Unit Injectors - EUI. Rat-
ed at 800HP@
2300RPM. Came out of a
yacht. 786-260-5848


Evinrude Etec 75 hp. .
2006,50 hrs., $5500,
OB.O. Key Largo.
440-665-0297.
dvictcamper@aol.com
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Liveaboard Slips Call
about our super annual
rates. Sombrero Marina /
Dockside. 35 Sombrero
Blvd. 305-743-0000 Roy
Marathon-- Indoor Dry
Slip. State of the art facili-
ties at Vaca Cut. In & outs
included. Rent Neg.
Call 630-947-4344
Marathon-Live Aboard
Slips, Coco Plum Bch.
14.5 beam, $450mo +
elec. Yrly Ise, 2 free mo!
289-6505 CBSchmitt RE
MM90 2/1 on canal,
Deep water dockage
avail. $1000/mo Pets ok
772-546-5855
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, up to 60 ft. 50
amp service, $500/mo.
772-546-5855
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731.3386
WINTER SPECIAL-
Live Aboard Slips.
$475/mo, in Marathon
Call 305-304-3610
1190
Miscellaneous
9.9 HP JOHNSON-EV-
INRUDE Brand new,
never used.$1800.
402-960-0207. ,
Located at MM 62.9"


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Cnstive Yea;mrs


First State Bank Board of Directors. BACK ROW LEFT-RIGHT: Dennis Bishop, William Spottswood, Jay Hershoff,
Markus Jakobson, Greg Artman. FRONT ROW LEFT-RIGHT: Norman Wood Sr (Director Emeritus), Dr Frank Bervaldi,
Karen Sharp (President & CEO), John Spottswood, Jr (Chairman), William Kemp (Vice Chairman), Randy Moore,
Robert Spottswood. Not Pictured: Dr Michael Klitenick, Carl Zwerner and Jerry Luptak (Director Emeritus).

We're Like You!
First State Bank of the Florida Keys has prospered since 1955 through a combination of managed growth, prudent business
practices, responsible lending decisions, a remarkable team of experienced professionals and a knowledgeable local Board
of Directors with a dedicated commitment to the Keys Community.
Despite challenging economic times, First State Bank of the Florida Keys continues to have a strong balance sheet, is well
capitalized and has achieved consistent financial performance for 20 years!

2008 Results & Accomplishments


* Earnings Increased by 5.5%.
* Local Loans Grew to $485 million.
* Capital grew by 11.3%.
* Reserves Increased by 36.1%.
* Twice the Required Liquidity.


* Ranked #1 in market share in deposits in the Keys.
* Ranked #1 Local Lender in the Keys.
* Considered "Well Capitalized & Well Managed" by Regulators.
* No Sub-Prime Exposure or Investments.
* 38.5% of Assets in Cash or Liquid Investments.


First State Bank of the Florida Keys will be here, as it has been for 54 years supporting the changing financial needs and goals
of our residents while reinvesting in the community where we live and work.


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