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Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 3/21/2009
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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009 I CONTENTS � 2009 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I VOL. 56, NO. 23 I WWW.KEYSNET.COM I 25 CENTS


Modern jazz great Banui
Gibson brings her trio to the
Coral Shores, Performing
Arts Center. the third annual
Dancing \ ith Our Island
Star, gets read% to -seep the
Upper Ke% s. and author Jud%
Blume telis Ke\ West about
her inspirauon tor a neov
book All this and more in
L' Artides. starting on
page 19.



Who's on first?
Marathon cit\ officials
travel to Washington D C
hoping the\ are first in line
for se\ er money . See store .
Page 11

Beddy buy
Sta\ ing in Ke\ s lodging
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Conmuikssioners approve a 1
percent ta\ hike. See stor\.
Page 2

Paddle-only zones
Nei rules for Florida
Bay-E'erglades Park call
for paddle-only zones and
other changes. See story.
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QUIET DOWN UP THERE! The Monroe County Commission put its foot down on Wednesday,
telling the U.S. Navy to "cease and desist" flying F/A 18s from Boca Chica over
neighborhoods in the Lower Keys. See story on page 5.




Who's watching



the money?


School tuition
funds, other money
may be missing
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

Details about improper spend-
ing, personal purchases and pos-
sible theft of funds by a former
Keys school official continue to
emerge daily, and school board
members are asking, "Who was
watching the money?"
"Today has been the worst day
so far," board member Steve
Pribramsky said Friday. "Just the
phone calls all day from so many
people. There is just so much out-
rage out there."
And Pribramsky said there's
more to come. On Friday, he
revealed to the Keynoter further


Griffiths to recomniend

Miami forensic auditor


By DAVID BALL
dbaJi'kev. reporter cmx


And., Griffiths. chairman
of the Monroe Countx School
Board. said this ,,eek that
he'll recommend hiring foren-
sic auditor Nianuel Garcia. a
partner at a Miami accounting
firnmi. to e\amine credit card

details of potential fraud by for-
mer Adult Education Coordinator
Monique Acevedo.
State auditors looking at
school district finances have said
the amount of tuition payments
deposited for cosmetology class-


use in the Monroe County
School District.
The discussion of a foren-
sic audit a ill take place v.hen
the board meets in a workshop
session at 2 p m on Tuesday,
and during the regular board
meeting starting at 5 p.m. at

See AUDITOR / 9

es, one of the most popular pro-
grams in Acevedo's department,
were much less than expected.
Pribramsky said school board
attorney Richard Collins told him


See FUNDS / 8


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settled

Mayor McPherson:
It's a great day,
and a painful day
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

It's over! After 14 years of
litigation, the city of Key West
has settled a lawsuit with the
defunct Duck Tours Seafari for
$8 million.
"I think that this is an incred-
ibly great day for the city of Key
West as well as a very painful
day for the city of Key West,"-
Mayor Morgan McPherson said
at a Friday morning special
meeting of the Key West City
Commission.
McPherson was the only
member of the Commission to
vote against settling the case.
"Me personally, I think that
we should take the risk of the
jury," McPherson said, adding
that he thought given the facts,
jurors wouldn't come up with a
base payout of more than $2.5
million.
The settlement figure of $8
million includes a base payout
of $3.09 million, plus $6.7 mil-
lion in accrued interest and $1.3
million to cover court costs and
attorney fees.
According to figures com-
piled by the city's legal depart-
ment, a jury award of $2.5 mil-
lion would have resulted in a
total payout of $6.725 million.
City Attorney Shawn Smith
told the Key West City Com-
mission at the 8 a.m. meeting
on Friday that the $8 million on
the table was a favorable settle-
ment figure and was preferable
to letting the Monroe County
Circuit Court jury, which had
been hearing testimony from







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PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


County passes fourth penny briefs


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Upper Keys
91655 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL 33.070
Newsroom ....... (305) 853-7103
Advertising .......(305) 852-3216
Fax .......... .........(305) 853-1040,
Fax.....................(305) 852-0199

Marathon
3015 Overseas Highway.
(RO. Box 500158)
Marathon. FL 33050-0158
Newsroom. ... (305) 743-5551
Advertising......(305) 743-5551
Fax.......... (305) 743-6397
Fax................. (305) 743-9586

Key West
2720-A N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Overseas Market
Key West. FL 33040
Newsroom ......(305) 296-6989
Aavertising......(305) 296-6989
Fax ......... .... ....(305) 296-1924

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Missing your paper?
If your newspaper is not
delivered by 7:00 a.m. (7:30


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


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are going to be taxed as far as
It took all of a couple min- - their rates. They have to collect
utes, but Tourist Development the taxes and remit them through
Council Director Harold the TDC to the tax collector's
Wheeler said the Monroe office," Wheeler said.
County Commission's Wednes- A moratorium on new lodging
day approval of a fourth-penny units in the county and a tax that
bed tax was the most important
vote for that agency in more than
25 years.
The tax will take effect June 1 The tax will
and is expected to raise between take effect
$3.8 and $4.2 million in the next
year for the TDC, Wheeler said. June 1 and is
That's based on average room
rates, which have dropped sig- expected toe
nificantly in a struggling econo-
my. raise between
"It will have a significant pos- $3.8 and $4.2
itive effect in marketing the
Florida Keys for years to come," million in the
Wheeler said.
But seeing the tax approved next year for
required a lot more work than it
may have appeared Wednesday. the TDC.
Wheeler said he's been jockey-
ing behind the scenes for over
six months with various lodging was unchanged for over 20 years
associations and chambers of left the county unable to compete
commerce. Virtually all were in for tourists in a global market-
support of the tax, he said. place. The only other solution
"I thought it was important to would have been raising room
sit down with the lodging indus- rates - a bad idea in this econo-
try because they're the ones who my, according to Wheeler.


"We can't continue to raise the
rates...or we're going to go out of
business," Wheeler said, noting
that 28 other Florida TDCs have a
fourth-penny tax in place.
The TDC voted 6-0 in favor of
the tax on Jan. 27. The additional
penny brings the total tax on
hotel rooms in the Keys to 12.5
percent, an amount proponents
say is still less than that charged
by many of the destinations the
island chain competes with for
tourists.
Only a few lodging and
tourism-related businesses were
concerned about adding a tax
during a nationwide recession,
most because they thought the
county might take those rev-
enues and use them for things
other than the promotion of
tourism, Wheeler told the
Keynoter.
Of the current three-penny tax
in place, two pennies on every
dollar spent on hotel rooms are
used for general promotion of
the Keys as a destination, while
the third is used to promote the
five districts: Key Largo,
Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine
and the Lower Keys, and Key
West. The additional penny will
also be used, to promote the indi-
vidual districts.


'Avoids catastrophic impact'


DUCK TOURS / From I


a.m. weekends, holidays) both sides all week, come up
call (305) 743-5551, ext. 12, with a number.
before 10 a.m. weekdays "...there is a decent proba-
and 11 a.m. Saturday for ability or chance that that jury
redelivery. On Sunday or comes back above that $3 mil-
after hours, call toll-free lion dollar number," Smith told
1-800-843-4372. the Commission, pointing to the
FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN base payout. On a chart project-
8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is ed onto the wall of the commis-
published semi-weekly by Florida sion chamber, the worst-case
arKeys Keynoter, BoX 500158, scenario showed a jury award of
Subscription rates are $41.93 in $13.5 million (which falls in
the Keys. Your Keynoter home line with a previous jury deci-
delivery subscription includes sion that was appealed by the
Keys Sunday and the Sunday city) would add up to a total
edition of The Miami Herald. . m
Keynoter mail subscriptions: award of $30.6 million.
$47.70 in Florida and $45 out-of- Attorney Mark Miller,
state. Please call for all other retained by the city from Gray
rates, including overseas mail. Robinson Attorneys at Law,
Periodicals Postage Paid at expressed concern that because
Marathon, Florida and additional
mailing offices. the case had been going on for
14 years, the jury might attach a
POSTMASTER: Address changes monetary value to the length of
to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO time involved.
BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL . time involved.
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Bahia Honda hosts
Flagler reenactment

The Florida Department
of Environmental Protec-
tion's Bahia Honda State
Park, 36850 Overseas Hwy,
i ll host a reenactment of the
first train ride to Key West at
11 a.m. March 27.. '
\Vsitors will see Henry
Flagler as well as others reen-
act travel f omi that era.
Interested % isoIs should
meet on the 'utfl side of the
Old Bahia Honda Bridge at
the train car and bring chairs
For more information,
contact the nature center at
S72'-0Si. For more about
Florida State Parks, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.



There are currently no
advisories against swim-
ming at Keys beaches.



The following upcorfI-
ing government meetings
and events are scheduled
for broadcast on Comcqst
Channel 76:
* tuesday: County
Commission (repeat), 5
p.m.


think it's much of a 'stretch for Town Trolley. * Wednesday: Cour
them [the jury]...to factor in That put Duck Tours out of Planning Commission,
some sort of time value. You're business by not allowing a.m.
giving up the risk that it could access to or competition in the * Thursday: Cour
be worse." city's Old Town tourist area. In Code Enforcement,
The $8 million settlement May 2005, a jury decided that , a.m.
will come out of the city Key West was liable for $13.5
reserves, which are currently million in damages.
around $38 million.. The city also has a regula-
"While this is a significant tion that requires franchise
sum of money, it avoids what businesses to pay the city 5 per-
could have been a catastrophic cent of gross receipts or
financial impact on the city," $210,000 annually, which the
said City Manager Jim Scholl. jury said was an unlawful cost Keys Information Statio
Duck Tours Seafari rah barrier to enter the market. Channel 5 News
sightseeing tours in Key West The city argued that the
in 1995 and 1996 using $13.5 million was too high Monday-Friday
rehabbed World War II because the methodology to 6:00 p.m.
amphibious vessels that could derive that figure was inade- 8:00 p.m.
travel from land into the water. quate. 9:00 p.m.
The city's legal department Attorney Michael Barnes,
had said Duck Tours violated a who represents Duck Tours Keys news daily
law banning sightseeing or shut- Seafari, Inc., declined to com- from the staff of
tie services from having offices, ment Friday morning after the The Keynoter,
depots, ticket booths or passen- settlement was reached. The Reporter and
ger pickup and drop-off sites John Murphy, who owned Keys Sunday,
within 1,000 of Historic Tours Duck Tours and resides is Key on Compast Cable,
of Anmeti .i I.,thjs -HTA riin".. West eould. not. be reacird for .... -,' C Ohannel'5' .
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Rotary award dinner
April 4 at Elks Club

The Rotary Club of Key Largo
hosts an award dinner April 4 at


the Elks Club in Tavernier honor-
ing Carlos Delvalle with a Paul
Harris Fellowship Award for his
work on behalf of Kids in Special
Situations (KISS).
Anna Holmbraker, recently


returned from a Rotary
International trip to India to inoc-
ulate the people there, will be a
guest speaker.
Admission is $25 with a cash
bar at 6 p.m., followed by dinner


beginning at 6:30 p.m., with
Italian selections from Doc's
Diner, Mexican fare from the Key
Largo Conch House and
American barbecue from Rib
Daddy's.


Sponsors include TIB Bank,
Community Bank and First State
Bank. For information, call Jim
"Doc" Boilini at (305) 451-1481
or Susan Recarey at (305) 942-
8310.


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By DAN GALLAGHER 3300 Overseas Highway, is no longer in use by
the Chamber. Photo is dated 1955.

The NMarathon Chamber of Commerce pros- Pnoto trom Bnan Schmiti archives.
pered in the 1950s. This building, still standing at


The official guide

to GLEE Expo

Event is March 28 at
M' marathon High School


* "Greening the
economy" starts at
home


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Land use rules


updating begin


Big ticket
item involves
ROGO revamp
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

New land use ordinances
passed earlier this week by the
Key West City Commission are
the first in many coming changes
to the city's dated
Comprehensive Plan.
The commission unanimously
approved the first reading of the
new laws and-a second, binding
reading is scheduled for April 7.
"We're chipping away at the
most dysfunctional parts of the
code," Planning Director Amy
Kimball-Murley said.
The big-ticket item up for
final approval is a new rate of
growth (ROGO) ordinance,
which dictates where and what
kind of development can occur
based on hurricane evacuation
clearance times generated after
the 1990 census and required by
the state Department of
Community Affairs.
The DCA also will give final
approval on land-use ordinances
even after a second approval
from the city commission.
"We focus our efforts with the
DCA on the Building Permit
Allocation System [a major ten-
ant of ROGO]," Kimball Murley
said. "I can't say they're 100 per-
cent on board."
In February 2008, Monroe
County Circuit Court Judge
Wayne Miller ruled that the city
ROGO then in place was expired
and no longer valid. The city
immediately invoked zoning-in-
progress, a moratorium that puts
a stop to new development with
the exception of workforce hous-
ing.
Since then, the city's Planning
Department staff has attempted to
rewrite the ordinance and made
largely administrative changes
including:
+ A mechanism to account for
all existing building permit allo-
cations.
* A protocol for introducing
new allocations in the system -
although. there -currently are not
any new allocations available
except for workforce housing.


+ A clear time frame on
development that receives per-
mits.
* An annual report to the City
Commission.
There was also an amendment
to the beneficial-use section of
the ordinance to allow residential
property owners more time to use
their allocation." For instance, a
property owner that wants to
build a house on a vacant-lot but
can't immediately afford to
would still be able to obtain a
five-year allocation with a possi-
ble two-year extension. The old
law had a one-year limit.
The city's Comprehensive
Plan was adopted in 1993. It has
not been revised since. A major
focus of the Planning Department
in the coming year will be to
work with the DCA to make cur-
rent land-use ordinances consis-
tent with the language in the
Comprehensive Plan and more
user-friendly than in the past.
Another approved - change
allows for new or rebuilt homes
in the New Town residential
neighborhoods, which experi-
enced significant flooding due to
Hurricane Wilma, to be 30-feet
tall as opposed to 25-feet, so long
as the additional 5-feet is not liv-
ing space and built as a pitched
roof.
"The roof pitch ordinance
makes total sense to me,"
Commissioner Teri Johnston,
who represents New Town
District V, said. "People are just
trying to have attractive homes
and be out of the flood plain."
I FEMA requirements dictate
that New Town homes be
between three feet and five feet
above the ground to allow for
flood mitigation. So if you want
to build a two-story house at 10-
feet per story, plus the required
elevation, the house is already at
the 25-foot limit without a roof.
'. Let people repair their
Wilma-damaged homes without
going through the variance
process," Kimball-Murley said.
Now, with the amended ordi-
nance, homeowners can still
build two-story homes complete
with aesthetically appealing
pitched, roofs that are -more con-
sistent with neighboring houses.


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Saturday, March 21, 2009


County to Navy: No more noise


Commissioners
tell Navy to
ground F/A 18s
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The Monroe County Com-
mission and U.S. Navy are all but
done playing nice when it comes
to noise from daily training
flights over Lower Keys neigh-
borhoods.
On Wednesday, commission-
ers passed a resolution calling on
the Navy to "immediately cease
and desist" flying F/A 18 fighter
jets from its Boca Chica air sta-
tion.
The resolution has little actual
impact, but it does send a signal
to the Navy that the county
expects the military to treat the
approximately 3,000 Lower
Keys residents affected by the
noise the same as it treats its own
- with health and well-being
first and foremost in mind.
That was made clear when
Commissioner Kim Wigington
fired off a series of damning facts
included in a previously classi-
fied internal Navy report about
the F/A 18s used at Naval Air
Station Key West.
The report says the Navy
made no attempt to mitigate "the
flight line/deck jet noise hazard"
when the F/A 18s were being
designed. The report says the jets
emit -"a maximum of 150 deci-
bels, which is well above the
noise level considered hazardous
to hearing," which is more than
84 decibels.
The report goes on to say that
prolonged exposure to such noise
levels "increases the likelihood
of permanent hearing loss to
sailors and Marines."
Wigington criticized the Navy
for deliberately exposing Lower
Keys residents to planes that the
service itself knows are danger-
ously loud.
"If you live there, you know
what the impact is. It's intolera-
ble," she said. "Psychologically,
its difficult to deal with it. That's
what you're exposing a commu-
nity to.on a daily basis."
I NAS Key West Executive
Director Ron Demes - an ex
officio member of the Monroe
County Planning Commission -
took exception to the allegations,
saying the Navy does care about
the residents who live near NAS


iiKey West. But
he seemed
nonplussed by
the commis-
" * sion's action.
"We'll take
this resolution
under' consid-
eration and-
DEMES continue to
work with the
county. We appreciate your con-
cerns but must continue normal
flight' operations," he told the
commissioners.
Commissioner Sylvia Murphy
noted the Navy changed flight
patterns for
more than four
, months while
. repairing its
main runway.
, ,, She called
those flight
, patterns "less
annoying" and
WIGGINGTON said, "that
WIGGINGTON
proves it can
be done."
Demes said those changes
were temporary and that the opti-
mum runway is more than 30
percent longer than the two sec-
ondary runways and 25 percent
wider.
Wigington - whose district
includes NAS Key West - was-
n't thrilled with that explanation,
questioning why the Navy insists
on using "10,000 feet of runway
for a plane that can take off in
1,200 and land in 1,800."


Mayor George Neugent, the
longest tenured commissioner at
11 years, said while he doesn't
recall the commission publicly
chastising the Navy this way
before, the relationship between
the two is not strained.
"What it did do was raise the
bar a little bit and get us to the
table to express our concerns and
I'm hoping there are some things
we can do to mitigate the noise
impacts," Neugent said..
This latest brouhaha over jet
noise comes on the heels of the
commission's rejection of a
Navy proposal in February to
conduct a study aimed at curbing
incompatible land uses around
Navy property.
Commissioners were critical
of several aspects of the pro-


posed study, and said they found
that in other communities where
such studies have been done, res-
idents felt obligated to abide by
non-binding recommendations.
The commission also criti-
cized the Navy's Air Installation
Compatible Use Zone. The
AICUZ identifies noise foot-
prints and potential accident
zones around Navy property.
The same version had been in
effect for 30 years until a new,
larger one was rolled out in 2007.
It includes existing residential
properties not previously included
in the AICUZ. The County Com-
mission has refused to adopt it.
Navy and county officials are
expected to meet within two
weeks to further discuss -noise'
issues.


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Cruel irony cuts

deeply this time

Passing the buck is a tried and true method to deflect blame.
There's plenty of that happening at the national level, of
course. -
But this is about what's happening closer to home.
This week the County Commission decided to end an inter-
local agreement that divvies up a portion of local option gas
taxes with several municipalities.
Scrambling for money, county commissioners no doubt hope
taxpayers will hold them harmless for this little switcheroo.
But taxpayers who live in Marathon, Islamorada, Key
Colony Beach and Layton may not be so forgiving, especially
when that burden to fund road repairs shifts to municipal
taxes.
Marathon, Key Colony Beach and Layton have all been
holding a tight rein on spending, trying to reduce taxes - not
raise them. The county, by contrast, has been on a spending
spree for the past eight years that would make a drunken sailor
blush.
So, it comes down to a question of: Who do you trust to keep
a sharp eye on our tax dollars?
I doubt many would pick the county in that contest,
Passing the buck is even worse as practiced by state legisla-
tors, who are now meeting in Tallahassee and wrecking havoc
each and every day.
Their latest shell game involves shifting the "blame" for
education funding back to-local school districts.
A Miami Herald editorial Friday notes the Legislature has
reduced general revenue support for schools each year, shift-
ing the burden to school districts to raise local property taxes
in order to make up for the state's funding shortfall.
That doesn't reduce taxes. It merely shifts who gets the
blame.
This charade may have worked for many years, but we think
the buck may have finally stopped this time.
Turns out $3 billion in promised federal bailout money this
year, which Gov. Crist has warmly embraced, comes with a
big caveat.
Because Florida is spending less on education than it did
three years ago, Florida can't use the bailout money to plug the
gap on education without a special federal waiver.
The governor's budget director this week said that "hold-
back" should not put the federal money in danger.
We say, Florida may find itself finally paying the piper after
years of passing the buck.
Life is full of ironies and this one is particularly cruel.


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Don't walk away from U.S. Sugar land purchase


EDITOR:
The editorial "State should walk away from
sugar deal" published March 11 failed to recog-
nize that the state's initiative to purchase vast
quantities of land in the Everglades Agricultural
Area represents the best opportunity yet to
deliver freshwater to the Everglades.
Until clean water can be sent to the southern
end of the ecosystem, Florida Bay and the
wildlife it supports will continue in a downward
spiral. This means fewer fish, fewer birds and
plagues of pea-green algae blooms. Until we
have additional land to store and treat more
water in the EAA, deliveries of freshwater to the
south will remain a distant dream.
The U.S. Sugar purchase does not involve
more land than could readily be used for clean-
ing agricultural pollutants from Everglades-
bound water. Quite the opposite, the entire
acreage proposed for purchase could be used for


treating water to sufficient quality and storing
the quantities of water the Everglades needs.
Will this acquisition be costly? Yes. Is state
ownership of vast tracts of land needed to fill -
the missing link in the ecosystem the best thing
for the Everglades and the entire state of
Florida? Without a doubt, yes. After all, what
will be left if we fail to invest in cleaning up our
water supply and restoring the natural resources
that drive our economy?
Rather than walk away from an opportunity
we may never see again, the state needs to stay
the course. The future of the Everglades, Florida
Bay and the people and wildlife they support all
depend on it.
Megan Tinsley
Everglades science coordinator
Audubon of Florida
Miami


Key West needs to get on the green train


EDITOR:
As a nonnative of Key West, it's difficult for
me to understand just how much the island has
changed in the past decade. However, despite my
relatively short tenure on the island, five years, I
can say I have seen my share of changes. The
expansion of the Key West airport, the creation
of dozens of hotels and condos and the ever-
increasing throngs of tourists infiltrating every
block of so-called paradise.
Paradise - let us contemplate what that
means. Paradise is defined as a place of extreme
beauty, delight or happiness; a place where one
'can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of his
or her surroundings. Yet why is it that every time
I go back, I feel so unwelcome?
For instance, take this Winter break. I came
home for three weeks from a stressful college
semester expecting to finally breathe clean air, go
to the beach and relax. Yet the day I got home I
was greeted by traffic congestion, unpleasant
smells and the ever-changing landscape of condo
"forests" replacing our natural environment.
One culprit of all this change is unsustainable
development. This is development without regard
for the natural environment.
Key West is a popular tourist destination and
as such, the city should be prepared to accommo-
date the increasing influx of tourists to make sure
they dd not lose out on such a valuable form of
income.

Support the young chefs
EDITOR:
I am sure I speak for all the gems of Key
Colony Beach who attended the delightful lunch-
eon March 12 at Marathon High School.
Chef Green and all the students created and
served a gourmet meal that would rival the best
restaurants we have in the Keys. We're looking
forward to their spaghetti dinner. Let's support
this event. I know vwe won't be disappointed.
Kudos to Chef Green and his students.
Virginia Dillon
* - Marathon


In fact, according to 1990 census data,
between 1980 and 1990 there was a 10 percent
increase in housing units. This data did not
account for hotels, motels and guest boarding
rooms, which-accounted for another 36 percent
increase in new development.
However, despite of all of the economic bene-
fits of development, we risk losing what made
Key West what it is today - its environment.
For every new condo that is created, biodiver-
sity is lost and environments are destroyed. The
coral reef and mangroves that help clean our
waters and shield us from powerful storm surges
are just a few ecosystems we risk losing forever
if unsustainable development continues.
It's time for Key West to take advantage of
the green revolution and explore the benefits of
sustainable development. It is time for us to
develop wisely for a better tomorrow. It is.time
for us to use technology and our ingenuity to
reclaim paradise to a harmonious state; instead of
creating an unnatural, concrete island.
Deshira Wallace
Key West
Duke University



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Saturday, March 21, 2009 . 7


Girls receive support


EDITOR:
I would like to take this opportu-
nity to thank John Parce and the
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable
Foundation for their generous dona-
tion of $1,000 to the Keys Center, A
Place for Girls. We are indeed fortu-
nate to have such dedicated business
leaders working to make a positive
impact on our community and in the


lives of the girls throughout the
Keys.
Thank you again, John and the
Coldwell Schmitt Charitable
Foundation, for the generosity and
for all they do to enrich the lives of
those they touch in our community.
Diana Reagan, director
The Keys Center
Key West


Hoops contest was tons of fun


EDITOR:
On behalf of the Key Largo
Chamber of Commerce, I would
like to thank the following individ-
uals and businesses for their partic-
ipation in the Feb. 21 exhibition
basketball game between the
Harlem Ambassadors and the local
Keys Sea Cows team.
The Sea Cows included many
local dignitaries, who had. a great
time and vowed to participate in
our next game.
We had many sponsors - too
many to list - but we must
acknowledge the lead sponsor the
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
and Key Largo Resort at Manatee


Bay, the official hotel of the
Harlem Ambassadors.
Committee members included
Chairman Rick Hill, Nola Acker,
'Margie Whisenhunt, Jeannine Cook
and Richie Russell.
The game was tons of fun, not
just for the team but for the 375-
plus fans who attended this
fundraising game. We netted more
than $6,200, which will be split
with the Coral Shores High School
Athletic Department.
Thanks to everyone involved.
Jackie Harder, president
Key Largo Chamber
of Commerce


Wesley House provides affordable care


EDITOR:
Many families know Wesley
House Family Services, with offices
in Marathon, Tavernier and Key
West, for providing financial assis-
tance to help low-income families
pay for the ever-increasing cost of
child care. In fact, Wesley House
helps pay the cost of care for more
than 1,200 Monroe County children
annually, making the payments
directly to more than 75 legally oper-
ating child care providers, with par-
ents paying a small affordable fee.
Wesley House also provides free,
unbiased child care information to
any parent.
Wesley House is dedicated to
working closely with child care pro-
grams throughout the county to
increase the quality of their programs;
provide training and technical assis-
tance; and ensure that children
receive developmentally appropriate,
curriculum-based child care in a
secure and nurturing environment.
Wesley House does all this through a
partnership and working agreements
with the providers and the Early
Learning Coalition of Miami-
Dade/Monroe.
Wesley House covers the Keys,
offering materials, training and tech-
nical assistance to child care pro-
grams on a weekly basis. Most of the
ongoing training provided by Wesley
House and required for child care


teachers is free or available for a min-
imal fee to the teachers and child care
site directors.
One of the biggest challenges for
any child care program is retention of
teachers in a very low-paying profes-
sion. Without experienced teachers to
care for children, providers will close
classrooms and decrease capacity
throughout the county. Alternatively,
some programs will raise their child
care fees to remain solvent. Adding to
this retention problem is the Florida
Legislature's intent to improve educa-
tional outcomes by mandating that
some child care teachers have an
associate's degree or higher by school
year 2010-11 and a bachelor's degree
by 2013-14.
Degreed teachers will likely not
stay in low-paying jobs in the child
care industry. As teachers become
harder to retain and programs need to
raise prices or close, families will be
forced to make some very difficult
choices.
In these difficult economic times,
having reliable, safe, affordable child
care allows parents the ability to go
to work and continue to remain self-
sufficient, making the Florida Keys a
better community now and in the
future.
Douglas Blomberg
Chief executive officer
Wesley House
Family Services.


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This is School
Board Chairman
Andy Griffiths'
district credit
card. He has
not been
accused of
misusing it.


Why so many School District credit cards?


EDITOR:
Excuse me, but could someone please
explain why the Monroe County School
District needs credit cards? According to
the article in the March 14 Keynoter, 93
employees have district credit cards, with as
many as 12,000 purchasing transactions.
That's amazing.
What the heck are they buying? Seems
to me if they need office supplies, they
would get a purchase order for the office
supply store and be sent a bill at the end of
the month, a better way to track supplies
and spending. If they need school materials,
again, wouldn't they have an account set
up, use a purchase order and be invoiced at
the end of the month? Travel expenses such
as gas for a conference could be reimbursed


Superintendent must ha


after the fact with a filed expense report.
Again, what are they supposed to be
buying with a School District credit card?
And come on, the excuse - pulling out the
wrong card - yeah, right!
I salute district Finance Director Kathy
Reitzel for alerting state auditors. There is
way too much wasteful spending on the
local, state and national levels and it needs
to stop or we'll all end up in the economic
drain. I applaud School Board member
Steve Pribramsky for not even accepting a
credit card and board member John Dick
for not carrying the credit card.
Stop wasting taxpayers' money. We all
work hard for our money.
Karen Tyson
Marathon


known wife's spending habits


EDITOR:
This whole credit-card debacle with
former School District Adult Education
Coordinator Monique Acevedo is disgust-
ing. She [may have] outright stolen money
from the people of Monroe County.
Unfortunately, not many of us bother to
keep up on where our tax dollars actually
go. We trust in the people we elect, in this
case Superintendent Randy Acevedo, her
husband. Boy were we duped.
Apparently Mr. Acevedo thinks we are
all pretty stupid. Why else would he tell
us he had no idea what his wife was
doing? I am sure Bernie Madoff's wife



Thanks for the votes
EDITOR:
Many thanks to all the nice people in
Key Colony Beach who sported my signs
on their vehicles, posted my signs in their
yards and cast their ballots in my favor
during our recent Key Colony Beach elec-
tion. I am very grateful for the opportunity
td serve and very honored by their support
and encouragement.
All municipalities are facing some chal-


didn't know what he was doing either;
somehow all that stuff just appeared out of
nowhere.
Don't ask, don't tell is Randy's policy.
It is known as plausible deniability. If he
were any kind of the man that he cam-
paigned to be, he would resign. As for
Monique Acevedo, I hope she is prosecut-
ed to the fullest extent of the law. The
message needs to be sent: Steal from our
children and you will go to jail.
Hey, I voted for Fred Colvard for
superintendent.
Mark Senmartin
Marathon


lenging times ahead. I will do my best to
prove KCB voters have made the right
choice and I will rise to the challenge with
an open mind and close watch on finances.
Feel free to find out all the latest news
going on in our city at my Web site,
www.maryschmidt-kcbcommission
.vpweb.com. . .
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Key Colony Beach


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-Keys News


Probe expands into federal grant monies


FUNDS / From I

the auditors looked at the sched-
ule of fees for cosmetology,
which range from $500 to about
$2,000.
"They also looked at atten-
dance. Every class was sold out.
The gross amount raised mini-
mally was over $30,000. They
can account for about 1,900
bucks," Pribramsky said.
Acevedo, wife of Super-
intendent Randy Acevedo,
resigned March 3 after it was
reported that she had purchased
personal airline tickets and sun-
glasses with the school district's
Bank of America credit card,
which violates district policy.
Randy Acevedo said using the
school credit card for those pur-
chases was accidental. Other
school employees have made per-
sonal purchases with school cred-
it cards, and repaid the school
district, he said.
But district finance records
released this week show purchas-
es on Monique Acevedo's credit
card of tens of thousands of dol-
lars worth of DVDs, clothing,
furniture and other seemingly
personal items since 2007.
Those purchases were report-


ACEVEDO


ed to the dis-
trict as "sup-
plies," "text-
books" and
other class-
related items
for adult edu-
cation pro-
grams. Those
records also
show thou-


sands of dollars in purchase
orders on similar items.
Late this week Key West High
School administrators said they
couldn't find any money from
fundraisers organized by
Acevedo as sponsor of the ninth
grade. School attorneys are now
investigating.
Pribramsky said the district
should stop nearly all credit card
purchases. He will recommend
that at Tuesday's board meeting
in Marathon.
Board member John Dick said
he wants to go even further and
stop all spending by district
administrators. "To me, this situ-
ation is so out of hand that the
school board has to step up to the
plate and start doing what they
were elected to do."
Dick said he knows more
details of potential fraud, details
that will likely become public in


coming days.
Board member Duncan
Mathewson said he doesn't want
to stop all spending, but he said
something should be done
beyond the board hiring its own
forensic auditor.
Vice Chair Debra Walker said
she is coming to Tuesday's meet-
ing with several options, but she
wouldn't discuss details.
In addition to temporarily hir-
ing a forensic auditor, Board
Chair Andy Griffiths said he will
recommend the board hire a per-
manent auditor that will answer
only to the board.
"We could be one of the small-
est districts to have that staff posi-
tion, but maybe it's something
that we need to do," Griffiths
said. "Beyond that, I'm still look-
ing for the reason why nobody
came forward about this sooner. I
don't know how to fix this until I
find that reason."
District Finance Director
Kathy Reitzel said it was not her
department's job to monitor what
items where being purchased by
officials, but to make sure proper
receipts and documentation was
turned in to balance the books.
Both cardholders and their
supervisors are required to sign
monthly statements that testify


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the card purchases are "legal pur-
chases" made during the course
of "conducting official business
on behalf of the Monroe County
School District."
Monique Acevedo's state-
ments were signed mostly by her
former supervisor, Deputy
Superintendent Frankie St.
James, who left the district last
year.
The current Instructional
Services Director, and Acevedo's
most recent supervisor, Mike
Henriquez, sighed off on two
statements while still serving
under St. James.
Henriquez hasn't signed any
of Acevedo's statements since
becoming director, he said,
because he was never given any
by the finance department.
"We looked through the pack-
et, but all of that goes through
'finance first and then it goes to
the supervisor," Henriquez said.
"If finance didn't find anything
wrong...well, maybe that's a pro-
cedure we've got to address."
Henriquez said Adult
Education programs are funded
mostly by two federal grants of
$110,000 and $36,000.
Most of that pays for teacher
salaries. Only about $12,000 is
available for supplies, Henriquez
said.
Finance statements show that
Acevedo charged more than
$30,000 on her district card in the
2007-08 school year and more


than $20,000 this year, in addi-
tion to purchase orders.
Henriquez said auditors will
be checking whether items
Acevedo purchased are actually
in district classrooms or facilities.
He added that some of the pur-
chases, especially groceries,
could look fraudulent but could
be for legitimate programs.
"There was such a wide range
of things involved with adult edu-
cation," he said. The programs
that Acevedo oversaw are sup-
posed to assist adults in becom-
ing literate and attaining knowl-
edge and skills to be self-suffi-
cient and employed.
As for Superintendent Randy
Acevedo, he has stated that he
,vas unaware of his wife's pur-
chases. He said she told him she
has "done nothing wrong," and
that she resigned "for the good of
the district."
On U.S. 1 Radio's Friday
morning news show, Randy
Acevedo said he didn't have any
explanation for the purchases on
his wife's credit card.
"I didn't know, and I don't
know," he said. "Certainly there's
some questions that need to be
explained."
He also said he is not consid-
ering resigning. The school
superintendent is elected and
can't be fired by the school board.
In Florida, the governor can
remove elected officials from
office.


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Marathon High School.
Griffiths said he chose
Manuel Garcia after polling
other state school board mem-
bers and the Florida School
Board Association.
Garcia is a partner in the
Miami firm GLSC &
Company, PLLC. According
to information on the firm's
web site, Garcia has been a
certified public accountant for
31 years and has worked on
audit committees for- the
Miami-Dade School Board
and the City of Miami.
"He's got a lot of experi-
ence doing school audits, and
he's not only a certified public
accountant but a certified
fraud examiner as well,"
Griffiths said. "He has a great
reputation, and I'm not look-
ing for the low bid here. I want
qualified, reputable, thorough
and speedy."
Griffiths said Garcia's first
priority would be to exonerate
any of the district's 93 credit
card holders who have used
their cards appropriately,
which he expects to be the
majority of them.
He said he then wants to
find out who knew of
Monique's purchases and
when.
"There are layers of
accountability, starting from
the finance department to
Monique to her supervisor and
to the superintendent,"
Griffiths said. "The board is
the final accountability, and
that's where we are now."
Griffiths said he expects
Garcia will charge $150 to
$200 an hour plus travel
expenses. Also Tuesday, the
board is scheduled to discuss
hiring legal counsel for advice
during the investigations, and
will vote whether to accept the
resignation of former Adult
Education Coordinator
Monique Acevedo.
Acevedo, wife of superin-
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resigned March 3 after board
members learned she had
made several personal charges
on her school district credit
card, in violation of district
policy.-
Records obtained by the
Keynoter show thousands of
dollars worth of DVDs, furni-
ture, clothing, groceries and
other personal items pur-
chased by Acevedo with her
school district credit card.


On financial forms, many
of those purchases were
described as equipment or
supplies for Adult Education.
That program has instruction
in literacy, English for speak-
ers of other languages, GED
preparation, cosmetology,
fashion design and culinary
arts. Acevedo also worked
with the Monroe Association
for Retarded Citizens.
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Pribramsky had said he want-
ed to reject Acevedo's resigna-
tion and instead fire her for
cause, which could deny her
some district benefits.
He said this week board
attorneys are recommending
that the board accept
Acevedo's resignation "with
prejudice."
"If she is found.guilty of a
felony by state law, she will
lose her pension and any other


benefits she has accrued,"
Pribramsky said. "If we do
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us and the taxpayers, and it
also could expose us to legal
liability."
Griffiths said he wouldn't
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out further evidence from state
auditors who are looking over
Acevedo's credit card use and
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Cessnas. Overall since mid-
December, ,the planes between
Marathon and Fort Myers have
been 32 percent full. The number
was 44 percent in the past week,
and overall trends indicate an
upward swing from December to
March.
When it signed up for
Marathon, Cape Air said filling
six of the nine seats on each flight
would be a break-even deal.
According to Airport Manager
Reggie Paros, Cape Air flew 72
times to and from Fort Myers in
the shortened month of
December, with 139 paying pas-
sengers. That averages out to 1.93
customers per flight.
In January, Cape Air flew 181
flights and had 418 paying pas-
sengers. That equates to 2.31 pas-
sengers per flight. February was
the best month by far, with 164
flights and 560 paying passen-
gers. That comes out to 3.41 pas-
sengers per flight..


briefs


Free seminar set
on identify theft

Who's looking out for you?
Keys Federal Credit Union is
hosting a free seminar on
"Fraud & Identity Theft
Prevention," March 31 from
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the
Peary Court branch location,
553 Peary Court Rd. in Key
W est; , , , _, ., , .. ..
Sue Fowler, Keys Federal
Credit Union's Security &


Regulatory Officer, and Steve
Torrence, Key West Police
Department's Crime Prevention
Officer, will discuss counterfeit
currency, scams to be aware of,
valuable tips for preventing
identity theft and other topics.
The first 20 people to arrive
will receive a free personal
shredder. The seminar is open
to the public and refreshments
will be served. Please call
Renee'Tra'vis at 293-6532 .to
reserve a seat.


Dan Wolf, CEO of Cape Air, told the County Commission on
Wednesday that his airline is planning to service Marathon for
the long term.


Keynoter


able in the long term," Wolf: told
the County Commission
Wednesday when it met in
Marathon.
Wolf assured the commission
Cape Air is advertising the serv-
ice locally, and noted that
Marathon is featured on the back
cover of the latest edition of its
in-flight magazine.
Cape Air's initial Middle Keys
agreement ends April 29. The
County Commission, along with
a Community Air Service
Initiative headed by former
County Commissioner David
Rice, set aside a maximum of
$250,000 in revenue guarantees
for Cape Air. Most of the money
will likely be required for the air-
line to return.
To date, Cape Air has used
$146,511 of the revenue guaran-
tee. Wolf said estimates indicate
the airline will draw a total of
$241,197 by the end of April.
Cape Air flies nine-passenger


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY


FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT
503 107th Street
Marathon, Florida 33050


THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
9:00 am

The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine busi-
ness matters for the FKAA (potable water and wastewater issues), to receive
reports on operational aspects of the organization. The agenda and backup can be
viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com, or a copy of the Agenda, or any back-
up, is available upon request from FKAA, Kathryn Ovide, Director of the
Executive.JDepartment, P.O. Box 1239, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2202,
kovide@fkaa.com. Published Keynoter 03/21/09


10 Saturday, March 21, 2009






Keys News


Saturday, March 21, 2009 11


County taking two-cent gas tax for itself


$491,466 no longer


will be shared said.
The vote was 4-1 to revoke the
with municipalities tax revenue, with Commissioner
Mario Di Gennaro the lone dis-
By RYAN McCARTHY senter.
rmccarthy@keynoter.com The county collects 9 cents in
tax for every gallon of gasoline
Amid lingering financial sold in the Keys. Tax on diesel
woes, .the County Commission fuel is 10 cents per gallon.
voted Wednesday not to renew County Public Works
expiring agreements to share gas Department figures from the
taxes with several Keys munici- 2008 fiscal year show the county
palities, meaning less money for collected $1.99 million in consti-
road maintenance for the local tutional gas tax for itself and
governments, doled out $491,466 to the munic-
The so-called constitutional ipalities: $287,099 for Marathon,
gas tax is two cents, collected by $154,345 for Islamorada,
the county and divvied up among $38,149 for Key Colony Beach
itself, Marathon, Islamorada, Key and $11,873 to Layton.
Colony Beach and Layton Public Works Director Dent
according to an interlocal agree- Pierce said the city of Key West
ment. Each penny generates does not receive constitutional
about a quarter million dollars a gas tax revenue because it refused
year. to take control of county roads in
The county was never under the city.
any- obligation to share the Marathon Vice Mayor Don
money. Mayor George Neugent Vasil told the Keynoter that the
says former County Admin- municipalities should not pay the
istrator Tom Willi is to blame for ,price for "years of reckless
letting the gas tax revenue flow to spending by the county." He
the cities' attended the meeting and left vis-
"We never should have done ibly angered by the commission's
[it] in the first place," Neugent decision.


Marathon heading to D.C.


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


A group of Marathon officials
are headed to Washington, D.C.,
this week to meet with federal
agencies and elected representa-
tives and lobby for funding for
city projects.
City Manager Clyde Btirnett"
said he, Finance Director Peter
Rosasco and Mayor Mike
Cinque leave Monday morning
in the hopes of securing money
from President Barack Obama's
stimulus package for Marathon's
wastewater project, as well as the
possible purchase of Boot Key.
The city's federal lobbyist,
Rick Marks, of Hoffman, Silver,
Gilman & Blasco- P.C., has
arranged a number of waste-
water-related meetings with the
Army Corps of Engineers,
Department of Environmental
Protection, Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, U.S. Rep. Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen and her staff, and
the staffs of Florida senators Mel
Martinez.and Bill Nelson.


Burnett
said the group
e A will empha-
; . size the city's
progress ver-
sus the rest df
the county
.with waste-
r, water installa-
BURNETT tion.
" We ' r-e
going to say that we are way far-
ther along (than other Keys enti-
ties) and scheduled to be 85 per-
cent complete by the July 2010
deadline," Burnett said, adding
the city expects to be "almost
completely done by December
2010."
Marks has also arranged a
meeting with National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration
Deputy Acting Undersecretary
Mary 'Glackin to discuss pur-
chasing Boot Key, an 1,100-acre
island off Marathon that the city
hopes to turn into an eco-pre-
serve tourist destination.


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Fields agreed, saying the village
can't afford to have $160,000
'removed from an already tight
budget next-year.
"It's the county being selfish,"
Fields said on Thursday. "I'm
going to talk to the county admin-
istrator...and see where we go
from there."
Islamorada has budgeted to
receive $160,000 in constitution-
al gas tax money in 2009, while


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Marathon has budgeted to receive
$290,000.
Neugent said the municipali-
ties will receive their expected
share of the revenue for this year
but after that, don't count on it.
The commission put off vot-
ing on two gas-tax items - one
adding up to 5 cents to the current
tax and a ninth-cent local-option
motor and special fuel tax -until
its regular meeting in May.


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"I am outraged at the County
Commission's unilateral decision
on Wednesday to cease sharing
the constitutional gas tax with the
municipalities as of September.
My perception is that the com-
mission is telling us that if we
don't subscribe to an increase in
the overall gas tax, that the
municipalities will lose substan-
tial, much-needed revenues. This
is downright political blackmail
and shame on the commission for
this tactic," Vasil said.
Marathon City Manager
Clyde Burnett said he's disap-
pointed the county wants to keep
tax dollars generated in the
municipalities for itself. He said
the city has more than its fair
share of roads to maintain.
' "They want to keep all the gas
tax for themselves; that's their
decision," Burnett said. "I'm dis-
appointed ... a lot is paid in the
city, so it should come back."
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Public can
comment at Key
Largo hearings
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

New Everglades National
Park rules for Florida Bay should
combine boater access with
increased resource protection,
says an Upper Keys group of
anglers.
Prospective plans written by
park staff have improved over.
2007 versions, say authors of
Alternative E, but some questions


must be answered at upcoming
hearings.
"We're encouraging people to
look carefully at what the park is
doing, and not be afraid to ask
questions if they have concerns,"
said Islamorada resident Charlie
Causey.
A series of hearings which
could affect rules on Florida-Bay
- most of which lies within
Everglades National Park -
begins March 30 in Key Largo.
"For people who care about
boating on Florida Bay, its imper-
ative that they be aware of this,"
said Islamorada fishing instructor
Sandy Moret. "This will impact
the rest of their lives."
Park proposals for bay man-
agement released in 2007 were
shelved after boaters and fisher-
men angrily contended the rules
threatened to exclude motorized
boats from large swaths of the
bay.
A newly released set of alter-
natives seems to have mollified
some concerns, but have not yet
won widespread public endorse-
ment.
"We have not formed any con-
clusions or recommendations
yet," said a statement released,
this week by the ad hoc
Alternative E group. "However,
.we have done significant analysis
before and after meeting with
[park] officials...
"We see many positives in
Alternatives 2 and 3 but feel that


several key questions need far
better clarification."
Alternative 4 is the most
aggressively protective of bay
shallows, and would place larger
areas off-limits to boats with
combustion engines.
Causey, a member of the
Alternative E group, said some
no-motor areas might be accept-
able if the park ensures channels
to enter the areas or cross them.
"You can't ask someone to go
four miles with a pole or trolling
motor to catch a redfish," Causey
said. "We want to see more pro-
tection from propeller scarring,
too, but we need access."
The authors of Alternative E,
which includes Jim Trice and
guides Mike Ehlers and Tad
Burke among others, urged the
park in 2007 to require some type
of mandatory boater education
for access to Florida Bay.
Most of the new proposals call
for increased education, but
specifics have not been issued.
Park staff said widespread
bottom damage caused by an
ever-increasing number of South
Florida boats requires the park to
take protective action.
A comment period runs
through May 15.
Eight public workshops have
been scheduled, beginning March
30 at Key Largo Grande Hotel,
mile marker 97.
A second meeting will be held
April 13 at the Key Largo
Holiday Inn, mile marker 99.7.


-.... briefs


Key Largo man faces
grand theft charges

A Key Largo man is under
arrest after he reportedly stole
his roommate-'s car Friday
then fled from deputies when
they tried to stop him.
George Gamber, 33, was
arrested after fleeing a
Sheriff's deputy and trying to
ram the front of the police car.
The chase included high
speeds down a one-way street
and cutting in front of a school
bus, causing the driver to slam
on his brakes to avoid a colli-
sion.
After slamming into a stop
sign on Cuda Lane, near mile
marker 95, Gamber. fled on


foot jumping into water
behind a residence and then
fleeing through back yards on
private docks in the area.
Finally, stopped on Cuda
Lane by deputies in pursuit, he
was taken into custody.
The saga began Friday
morning when Gamber's
roommate, who lives with him
in a residence at mile marker
106, discovered her car miss-
ing.
After deputy Swindle took
down the description of a
stolen 2003 Hyundai, Swindle
spotted the vehicle an hour
later and began the pursuit.
Gamber has been charged
with grand theft auto, fleeing
and eluding police and aggra-
vated assault.


Keynoter


CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA
9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
'?.'," Phone: (305) 743-0033
Neighborhood Meeting
Service Area 5 (map below)

If you live in the area depicted below which is neighborhood North 3 (N3) a pub-
lic meeting will be held on March 26, 2009, @ 5:30 p.m. at Marathon Fire
Station (8900 Overseas Highway) The wastewater maps will be available for you
to see where your sewer connection is and talk to the engineers or contractors. If
any changes are to be made now is the time to make them.

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


Published Keynoter 03/14/09, 03/18/09 and 03/21/09






Keys News


Saturday, Marcth 21', 2009


City looks to spur new construction


By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com


A group of ordinances, high-
lighted by a pair of laws de-
emphasizing the need for afford-
able housing, are set to appear
before the Marathon City Council
again next Tuesday.
The ordinances aim to jump-
start the economy by encouraging
new construction and making it
easier for city staff to identify those
who intend to build right away.
But either way, City Manager
Clyde Burnett said, the city is
unlikely to experience a sudden
construction boom.
"Whether it's market rate or
affordable no one is sticking their
neck out. You have to get financ-
ing and a lot of banks aren't will-
ing to stick their neck out,"


Burnett said.
The council narrowly approved
the two affordable housing laws at
first hearing March 10, with oppo-
sition coming from Vice Mayor
Don Vasil and Councilman Pete
Worthington.
The first reduces the fee to
transfer building rights between
properties from $60,000 to
$20,000. The idea was to charge 30
percent of the estimated $200,000
cost to construct an- affordable unit
as a way to preserve existing
affordable housing and develop a
fund for new projects.
The second ordinance codified
a resolution the council passed
last year allowing medium-sized
and smaller hotels and motels to
redevelop without having to con-


Incumbents re-elected


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


In a campaign for Florida
Keys Electric Cooperative that
featured media advertising and
sign-waving supporters, veteran
board members Frank Hawkins
of Tavernier and Gretchen
Holland of Key Largo were
returned to the board for new
three-year terms.
Hawkins received 239 votes,
55 percent of the 434 ballots cast
in a three-way race for the
District 2 seat Wednesday.
Shelley Miklas, a media
account representative, received
131 votes. Joe Ziomek, an elec-
trical engineer, got 64. Both
were making their first run for
the utility board.
Gretchen Holland received
418 votes to attorney Thomas
Dillon's 102 in a District 1 elec-
tion Tuesday.
"It tells me people think
we're doing a good job for
them," said Holland. "If it ain't
broke, don't fix it."
Holland said her 35 years in
the Upper Keys as a title-compa-
ny owner and active civic-group
member makes her a familiar
face to many local residents. "In
a community like. this, that
makes a difference," she said.
Holland7 currently vice-chair
of the - nine-member . utility
board, won her fourth election to
the board.


Hawkins
enters his fifth
term. The
owner of a
S business-com-
-". munications
firm, he has
been the treas-
urer of the'
board of the
HAWKINS Florida Keys
Electric Cooperative
Association since 2003.
Two of his previous elections
were decided when no one ran
against him.
"Usually
FKEC elec-
tions are very
low-key. You
. call your
V " friends and
ask them to
vote for you,
and that's
about it," he
HOLLAND said. "For
some reason this time, people
came out of the woodwork."
He said his reelection shows
the cooperative's member-own-
ers appreciate the utility's serv-
ice and management.
The nine members of the
FKEC board receive $350 for
each monthly meeting they attend.
The FKEC provides electrici-
ty from the Seven Mile Bridge
north to the Miami-Dade county
line with a staff of 129.


tribute 20 percent of the redesign
to affordable housing.
Vasil and Worthington said
they felt lowering the cash pay-
ment will fail to encourage devel-
opment and that an affordable
housing waiver should be han-
dled on a case-by-case basis by
the council. Only two $60,000
payments to the city's Affordable
Housing Program Fund have
been made in the last two years.
The first to take advantage


was the Spottswood Companies'
Holiday Ian property near mile
maker 54. The Spottswoods plan
to redevelop the 134-unit hotel as
a Holiday Inn Express. Among
the ordinances the council is
scheduled to hear March 31 are a
land development regulation
amendment allowing residents, to
recapture expired or voided
building permits, and another
LDR amendment allowing staff
to award permits to owners ready


to build.
The amendments are being,
proposed to address the growing
number of permit extensions
requested because residents can't
afford to move forward with con-
struction. Another ordinance the
council will hear for the first time
would -allow affordable housing
in zoning districts, such as resi-
dential low and native areas, that
previously allowed only market-
rate housing.


Wesley House
4- Family Services


Register your 4-Year old for Florida's Free
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Summer Program
300 Instructional Hours/Full Day Program runs June 10 -July 22 / 7:45am - 5:30pm
Child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. 2008
Children who have not previously participated in the VPK program and will be
entering kindergarten in the upcoming 2009-2010 school year are eligible to
participate in the Summer VPK Program




Tavernier
Wesley House Family Services, 175 Wrenn Street
Marathon
Wesley House Family Services, 2796 Overseas Hwy., Suite 202
Tuesdayy and Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Key West
Wesley House Family Services, 1 304 Truman Ave
Monday - Friday in Key West and Tavernier, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Evening hours available by appointment

Documents Required for VPK Registration:
Proof of Child's Age
(Examples: birth certificate, certificate of baptism, passport, immunization record)
AND
Proof of Parent/Guardian's Residency (Physical Address)
(Examples: utility bill, bank statement, pay stub, government document)
Child's Social Security Number Requested (If Available)

Please call 296-5557 or 809-5000 with any questions regarding required
documents and/or registration. Or visit the Early Learning Coalition's VPK help
website at www.vpkhelp.org.

Please Note: Parents are encouraged to register early.
Available public school sites: Poinciana School in Key West, Marathon
High School; Key Largo School. Parents must provide transportation.


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Applications
slow, enforcement
actions continue
By DAVID BALL
dball@keysreporter.com

An Islamorada Village
Council meeting last week turned
into a legal contest, with Mayor
Cathi Hill presiding while attor-
neys filed objections, introduced
evidence and cross-examined
witnesses.
The matter was over an appeal
filed by local attorney Andrew
Tobin on behalf of John McGinn,
who was denied a vacation rental
license for his property by the vil-
lage planning department
because the staff said his applica-
tion was late and incomplete.
Tobin argued that the decision
was unfair because McGinn
mailed his .application from
Illinois before the close of the
application period on Sept. 17,
20087 and there was no way to
know how long it sat in a mailbox
or on a desk before being
reviewed by the village.
Staffers claimed McGinn had
"ample time to submit an applica-
tion, and village ordinance clear-
ly stated applications had to be
"submitted" by the cutoff date.
Several residents near
McGinn's property in the
Treasure Harbor neighborhood
on Plantation Key spoke against
a rental license, saying McGinn
rarely watched over the property
as his renters - sometimes more
than 20 at a time - routinely dis-
rupted the neighborhood with
fireworks, loud music, aggressive
driving and drunken behavior.
Although council members
could not consider their state-
ments as facts in the case, the
council ultimately denied the
appeal and upheld the planning
department's decision.
Tobin said the case could like-
ly go to circuit court and that it
was "unfair to put somebody out
of business because of a delay in
the mail." ,
But Islamorada's recently
adopted vacation rental licensing
program is doing just that, as
owners of-existing rental homes
vie for-331 lien es. now required
to operate homes that rent for


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more than seven days but fewer
than 28 days at a time.
.If a home is in a single-family
home zoning district, such as the
McGinn property, it cannot receive
a' license unless the owner can
show proof of it operating continu-
ously since December 2001.
Planning Director Ed Koconis
said his department received 164
applications and has issued 110
licenses - meaning only 110
vacation rentals are legally oper-
ating in the village.
Alexa Wheeler, who owns
Freewheeler Realty and manages
the largest pool of vacation


'Code
enforcement
is actively
looking for
people in
violation.'
- Planning Director Ed Koconis


rentals in Islamorada, said some
of her owners who couldn't
obtain licenses have switched to
renting by the month or longer. -
Koconis said he expects there
are some that are likely still oper-
ating illegally, and the village has
now started enforcement efforts
to stop them.
"Code enforcement is actively
looking for people in violation,"
Koconis said. "They are follow-
ing up on complaints and search-
ing the Internet."
Web ' sites advertise the
McGinn property as "The Keys'
largest vacation rental home in
Islamorada."
Village Manager Ken Fields
said there are 16 open code viola-
tion cases for illegal vacation
rentals, although the village is
pushing for voluntary compli-
ance before taking owners before
the code compliance board.
"They go before a special
master, and they usually can give
them the opportunity to come
into compliance," Fields said. "If
they don't, we can fine then $250
or $500 a day."







Saturday, March 21,2009 15


. i. obituaries


Richard .Bourne
Richadd John Grey E.,,urrn--
83, died March 12 at hr: i,,e
cnr,. ' Pine Key.
He was born at Zephyrhills
on Feb. 7, 1926,.to Clive K. and
Anna Finch Bourne.
Mr. B..urr,, retire--d ,, a
bo...t,..oain mrrate in the U.S.
['-: , He :e3 r -,:' r, A'.jrll ,'a r
II, Korea and %'ictn.eirn
He was married to Minna
Gertrunjet BE,ojrr,-, who preced-
ed in dc ttr, .rn J.ur,- E. 003
He .is survived by Heidi
Dourado, friend and caregiver
and George P.jr,:,nr_. Brigitte
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Motorcyclist dies
on Big Pine Key

A Friday afternoon accident
left a motorcyclist dead on Big
Pine Key, according to the
Monroe County Sheriff's
Office.
The call came in around 3:45
p.m. and the driver was reported
dead on the scene by responding
law enforcement.
The identity of the deceased
had not yet been confirmed by
the end of the day Friday, and it
was not known whether more
than one vehicle was involved in
the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol
is investigating the accident.

Woman wants rape
Investigation stopped

The woman who reported
being raped as she walked home
on Pirates Road on Little Torch
Key the night of March 7 is now
telling detectives to stop investi-
gating the case.
The Monroe County
Sheriff's Office says the woman
is no longer being cooperative
saying she, wants them to drop
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| Saturday, March 21, 2009
n KEYNOTER


Business


S briefs


Animal hospital
gets accredited

The Marathon
Veterinary Hospital has
recently , received double
accreditation status from
the American Animal
Hospital Association, and
is now certified as both a
general practice hospital
and a referral special\
hospital.
The American Animal
Hospital Association is a
private organization that
ensures high standards in
\etermnar practice
Hospitals must su�nmit
to re-accreditation e\ern
three )ears, and onl. 14
percent of all veterinary
hospitals in the United
State, are A AH-\-certitied.

'Taste of the
Islands' March 29

The Marathon Business
and Professional Women's
Club hosts its 12th annual
Taste of the Islands from
Jnoon until 4 p m on
Sunday . March 2N at the
Ke\ Colon\ Beach City
Park.
Admission is free but
there are nominal costs for
tickets for taste samplings
from numerous restaurants.
The w inner of the Big
Kahuna contest will also be
announced at Taste of the
Islands. Candidates are.
Rob Lalena, Ke in Robert.
Ginger Snead. and Moose
.Vander- oort


GLEE will teach
S. " . workshops in
Marathon from
--- March 25-27 to
. . . ..... 4f *k,,t teach builders.
and workmen
howto build
cisterns like
, this one, so that
. .residents of the
4 ... Keys can take
7 krI , .-.1,, .., advantage of
. w4- a state rebates.


GLEE workshops at Expo


Keynoter Staff


It's no secret that construction
is slow in the Keys. Housing
starts are down and even remod-
eling has slowed. Because of this,
many construction industry
workers are "parking" their
licenses, a way of postponing
payments of $300 to $400 for
biannual continuing educational
requirements while they're not
working.
Local green energy group,
GLEE, is now offering these
workers a way to satisfy these
educational requirements, at a
much lower cost: For just $100,
they can get fourteen continuing
education hours for the
Construction Industry Licensing
Board (CILB) without even leav-
ing the county.
"This year we're telling work-
hungry construction workers not
to park their licenses," says
GLEE president Alison Higgins..
Four days of free and low-
priced workshops before and at
the fourth annual event focus on
creating green jobs while con-
serving one of the state's most
precious commodities: Water. So,
from Wednesday to Friday,
March 25-27, GLEE will offer
business and professional work-
shops, including continuing edu-
cation courses. On Friday, March
27, a second day of rainwater-
harvesting training is offered
toward professional accreditation
by the American Rainwater
Catchment Systems Association
(ARCSA). The-expo itself takes
place on March 28 at Marathon
High School.
. The courses offered this year


point to a
.,.* growing area
* for construc-
S . h .4 tion: the con-
, version of
, existing septic
Stands into cis-
terns. There's
now a sizeable
I financial 1
HIGGINS incentive to
get the training and make the
conversion. John Hammerstrom
and GLEE worked with the
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.
to create a rebate program of up
to $500 for the utility's customers
who install or retrofit a cistern or
convert a septic tank to a non-
potable water cistern.
After years of looking for
solutions to the state's ongoing
drought problems, the South
Florida Water Management
District recognizes rainwater har-
vesting as an important conserva-
tion method. John Hammerstrom,
a Key Largo resident and
spokesman for the American
Rainwater Catchment Systems
Association (ARCSA), saw this
as a great green business opportu-
nity for Monroe County.
Acting on behalf of ARCSA,
Hammerstrom applied for and
received from the state's Division
of Business and Professional
Regulations continuing education
hours in rainwater catchment.
"Rainwater harvesting in cis-
terns creates a synergy of con-
serving water, creating a new
green jobs industry in the Keys,
and saving the environment. It's
not 'just win-win. It's win-win-


win," he said.
At GLEE's workshops pre-
ceding the Expo, ARCSA will
train members of the Monroe
County construction industry
how to design, build and install
cisterns so that residents can take
advantage of the generous
rebates. The cistern workshops
are expected to provide jobs for
roofers, . gutter installers,
plumbers, electricians, architects
and building designers, and con-
struction workers.
"For the most part, local
tradesmen already possess the
electrical, plumbing and other
construction skills needed to do
the job," Hammerstrom said.
"The workshops will show them
how to put those skills to use in
rainwater harvesting.," Along
with receiving-the continuing ed
hours, participants who complete
the two-day course may apply to
become Accredited Professionals
in rainwater harvesting.
Since rebates also apply to sep-
tic-to-cistern conversions, GLEE
Expo will run a workshop on the
rules and requirements for making
the conversions for consumers
and tradesmen. It will be taught by
Francis Wagner, a Lower Keys
resident who petitioned the state
to allow businesses and residents
to make cisterns out of septic
tanks, which were being taken off
line due to the county's mandato-
ry sewer hookups. For his efforts,
Wagner recently received GLEE's
2009 Green Living Award for an
individual.
For more information on these
and the other 33 workshops
offered at the GLEE Expo, visit
www.keysglee.com.


I BUINES SPO04


Elizabeth Jolin and Xavier
Figueredo stand on one
of the bay boats
available for charter.

Bay and Reef Co.

La Siesta Marina
Islaimorada

A family of four wants to
hit the water. Dad %wants to
fish. The kids want to
snorkel. And morn just wants
to get a tan.
That usual means sepa-
rate boar trips, but not with
Ba\ and Reet Co. in
Islamorada.
For five >ears. Elizabeth
John and Xa\ ier Figueredo
operated full-ser\ ice %\aster-
-ports and custom charters
for guests at Cheeca Lodge
Since the New Year's Ege
fire closed Cheeca. John and
Fiueredo hae sw itched
gears to begin offering pn-
% ate. customized charters on
small boats
"We can do ever% thing in
one e\cuision and it's tai-
lored to w hat the customers
\auit to do." John said.
Two 24-foot Ranger boats
can be booked for lust rwo
hours or all da� and are xer-
satfle enough to go from
fishing in the bay to snorkel-
ing on the patch reefs to bird
w thingg in the E\erglades.
For a free sample, check
out Bay and Reef's sunset
,cruises leaving from
Island Grill on Windley
Key. Kayaks and Hobie cata-
marans are also available.
For more information,
call 393-0994 or visit
www.bayandreef.com.








Living


Saturday, March 21, 2009
S KEYNOTER


.. briefs


School bands join
together Thursday

lThe concert bands fromni
KeN Largo School.
Plantation Kei School and
Coral Shores High School all
perform 1Thursda\ night
starting at 7 p m. aut the Coral
Shores Performing Arts
Center.
Each group "\ill pla9 one
election, then join together
% ith their counterpart- from
each of the other schools
The price of admission is
helping others: Bring non-
perishable food for the
Burton United MenMorial
Methodist Church Food
Bank in Taernier.

Keys Kids perform
'High School Musical'

The Keys Kids get bop-
ptng March .25 though 29
%%hen the% premier Disne\'s
"'High School Musical" in
the Keys at the Key West
High School auditorium
More than 100 kids - ill
be in the house singing and
dancing to one of the most
popular musicals made.
Execute director is Nora
Re\ve[n. Minu McDonald
froln the Red Barn Theatre
directs. MuNsical director is
Nanc\ 3 Hoffman
Conductor ik Vincent Zito of
the Ke\ West Pops.
Admission to the first
sho\%. at 7.30 p in. this
Wednesday. ill be \u hate\er
,ou \\ant to donate at the
door TIhe other shoC\ s run
Thursday . Friday\ and
Sanirday evenings at '-:30
p.m % ith 2 p.m. matinees
MaJch 2'S and 29 Tickets are
d12 for students. senior citi-
zens and nulitan % th a $35
discounted ticket for lamilih-,
it o adults and children i o0
four studcnil
Tickets can be bought at
NlacAnrthur MNusic on
KennedN Drine at the Kmart
shopping plaza. Call 294-
9329. Tickets aie also a adl-
able at the door one hour
prior to the sho\%


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Photos courtesy RON MAGILL/MIAM1 METROZOO
Using a drill and other tools normally found in a vWork shed, Marathon veterinarian Doug Mader reconstructed the head of a
10-foot crocodile whose skull was crushed in December by a car on the 18-Mile Stretch.



Call him RoboCroc

His skull crushed, crocodile gets steel rods, metal screws to hold it together
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By ROBERT SAMUELS
Miami Herald

A 10-foot crocodile Jay
unconscious on the surgeon's
table Tuesday while two-legged
creatures hovered over him, try-
ing to perform a medical mira-
cle.
His face had been crushed by
a car on the 18-Mile Stretch in
December. Unable to move his
jaw, he hadn't eaten for three
months. His snout, once distinct
and dangerous, hung limp.
He was taken to Miami
Metrozoo, where he waited to
die. But Doug Mader, owner of
the Marathon Veterinary
Hospital, gave him a final
chance - by reconstructing the
reptile's dry, textured face.
"We have a certain responsi-
bility to our endangered, native
species," said Ron Magill,
spokesman for Miami Metrozoo.
"It was either he die on the table
today, ,or. die a horrible, slow
death." . .. ,


The croc was sedated. Mader
- world renowned for his work
with exotic animals - placed
two metal rods between the ani-
mal's eyes that-extended down
to the bridge of his nose, and
another on each side.
Then, they inserted 41 metal
screws into his hide, green like
sea foam. This helped keep the
skull and snout together. The
procedure took four hours.
In the best-case scenario,
Mader hopes the croc will be
able to open his mouth and eat
again. In that scenario, the metal
would be removed in four to five
months, and the croc would be
released in the wild.
But the animal's steely regist-
ance notwithstanding, Magill
said the staff doesn't expect the
croc to live long. If he does,
Magill said, it will be the most
remarkable thing he has seen in
his 30 years at Metrozoo.
Hoping for the best, the staff
finally gave the animal a name:
RoboCroc.


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18 Saturday, March 21, 2009


Monroe County teachers honored


'Inclusionary'
staff eligible
for top award
Teachers from each Monroe
County school have recently
been honored with this year's
Inclusion Teacher of the Year
-Award and are now eligible for
the districtwide honor..
Those honored work with stu-
dents with disabilities and are
selected by their school's staff
for their skills reaching the most
challenging students. Following
are campus-based winners:


Carmen Kelly, Coral Shores
High School; Meghan Taylor,
Gerald Adams Elementary;
Jennifer Catalano, Glynn Archer
Elementary; Nanette Murray,
Horace O'Bryant Middle
School; Wendi Johnston, Key
Largo School (elementary); and
Brandi Dehart, Key Largo
School (middle).
Also, Shannon Perkins, Key
West High School; Phillip
Steadham, Marathon Middle
School; Mike Lettau, Marathon
High School; Stacy Milchman,
Plantation Key School (elemen-


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Plantation Key School (middle);
and Sabrina Grasi, Poinciana
Elementary.
Also, Lori Smyth; Sigsbee
Elementary; Kristi Mitcham,
Stanley Switlik Elementary;


Janet Vazquez, Sugarloaf School
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Sugarloaf School (middle).
At the end of the month, a
committee will select one for the
School District's Inclusion
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Shower sheds light
on state's flamingos
The last lecture in the
annual series "A Delicate
Balance of Nature" spon-
sored by Dagny Johnson
Key Largo Hammock
Botanical State Park takes
place this Wednesday, with
a presentation by Bob
Shower, Florida Bay dis-
trict naturalist at
Everglades National Park.
He'll speak on
"Florida's Forgotten
Flock." Showler, a natural-
ist and interpreter at
Everglades since 1979,
will tell the story of the
large flocks of flamingos
that existed in Florida Bay
and the Keys. He recently
wrote an article on
Florida's flamingo story
for Birder's World
Magazine.
Hear Florida's history
,of this unique bird at the
visitor center inside John
Pennekamp . Coral Reef
State Park, mile marker
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ON THEIR OWN: A Far Cry, a band
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from Boston, flocks to Key West
, and Marathon this week. See
article on page 22.
PARADISE OR DARK NIGHT?
L'Attitudes editor explores! See
Keys Arts and Entertainment this week Margaret Menge's column on
page 26.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009 I CONTENTS � 2009 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I WWW.KEYSNET.COM I PAGE 19




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Gibson!

New Orleans jazz great comes to
Coral Shores. See story on page 20.

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IT "is best.
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.3. opens at the
0 ' Gingerbread
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20 Saturday IVIarch 21, 2009


5s Arts & Entertainment


Movie Times... .21
Crossword ..... 28


Banu Gibson and her jazz
trio play the Coral Shores
Performing Arts Center in
the Upper Keys on March
21. Gibson's latest CD is
'Banu Gibson Sings More
Johnny Mercer' and
includes classics like
'Moon River' and
'Autumn Leaves.'

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New Orleans jazz comes to Keys


Gibson, her band
breathe new life
into the classics
L'Attitudes Staff

Banu Gibson and her New
Orleans Hot Jazz Band perform
at the Coral Shores Performing
Arts Center on March 21 as part
of the Upper Keys Concert
Series sponsored by Islamorada
Community Entertainment (ICE).
Gibson grew up in Hollywood,
Fla. She trained as a dancer, and
also, as a child, studied voice
with an opera singer.


She put together her six-piece
band in the early 1980s in New
Orleans, and became a popular
attraction at traditional jazz festi-
vals.
"A superior jazz singer with
an extensive repertoire of songs,
Banu's performances cover
many high points of America's
golden age of popular music,"
says Susan Gordon, organizer of
ICE's Upper Keys Concert
Series.,"Banu Gibson and her
band give new life to timeless,
unforgettable music."
Gibson is one of the few
vocalists of her generation to


The famous Broadway sketch
drawing of Banu Gibson.
maintain loyalty to songs of the
1920s, '30s, and '40s, mixing
fresh renditions of Tin Pan Alley
standards and jazz classics by
Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin,
Carmichael, Waller, and Porter.
She is also one of a small group
of women bandleaders in a tradi-
tionally male-dominated field.
In the past few years, Gibson
and her band have taken their
music to an expanded audience
by including performances with
symphony orchestras. To date,
they have performed more than
60 concerts with orchestras,
including symphony orchestras
-in St. Louis, Cincinnati,
Indianapolis, Phoenix, Tucson,
San Diego, New Orleans, and at
the Hollywood Bowl.
They have even performed


artist Al Hirschfeld made this

with the Boston Pops.
"Banu Gibson and the New
Orleans Hot Jazz are a class act
from beginning to end - great
musicians, and a great show,"
said Boston Pops Conductor
Keith Lockhart.
"The best time you can have
in a room full of people!" wrote
the Arizona Daily Star.
The March 21 show starts at
8 p.m. at the Coral Shores
Performing Arts Center. Tickets
are $25 in advance at the Upper
Keys TIB Bank branches and
both the Key Largo and
Islamorada chambers of com-
merce. Tickets at the door before
the performance are $30. For
more information, go to
www.keysice.com or call
766-3585.


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Saturday, March 21,2009 , 21


Blume tells what it was really like becoming Blume


Chats at library
event with fellow
author Meg Cabot
By MARGARET MENGE
L'Attitudes Editor

More than 200 people crowd-
ed into the Armory building in
Key West on Monday evening to
hear a conversation between two
of the best-known children's
authors in America - both of
whom happen to live part of the
year in Key West.
Judy Blume sat in the front
row while people settled into the
hall. Seated next to her was her
teenaged
grandson, vis-
iting the Keys
for spring
break, and on
the other side
� . of him was
SBlume's hus-
band, George
Cooper of the
BLUME Tropic
Cinema. When the photographer
comes over for a snapshot,
Blume says "No close-ups!" but
happily complies anyway, smil-
ing into the lens that is just a few
feet in front of her face.
Judy Blume is a radiant 71-
year-old, whose career as a writer,
writing up and down pages of
notebooks, and up and over
Kleenex boxes, for about four
decades now, has made her one of
the best-loved American writers.
She was appearing in Key
West on Monday as part of the
Friends of the Library lecture.
series, in a conversation/inter-
view with Meg Cabot, author of
"The Princess Diaries" series.
They are a generation apart,
and good friends: Blume refers
to the 42-year-old Cabot as her
"little sister."
The two are introduced and
are seated on the stage at the far
end of the Armory's main hall,
under lights, with microphones.
It's a large hall, and there are
more than 200 people in the
room, but for the next hour, you
feel as though you are sitting at
the next table over in the neigh-
borhood coffee shop, listening to
these two women talk.
Cabot asks how Blume first
started writing, and Blume says
she used to make up stories in her
head when she was a child, but
that she didn't actually start writ-


Judy Blume and Meg Cabot fielded questions from the
audience, and then signed copies of books.


ing stories until she'd married
and had children and was living
in the New Jersey suburbs.
"I was unhappy, because I
didn't have any place for the cre-
ativity to go," she says. One *
night, she recounts, while wash-
ing dishes after reading her chil-
dren a picture book, she thought
to herself: "I can do that."
So she started writing picture
books, and illustrating them, and
sending them in to publishers..


When she got her first rejection
she went into the closet and cried.
"I didn't stay in the closet that
long, because I had responsibili-
ties," she says.
Cabot, in turn, says she first
committed herself to getting
published after her father died:
she realized then, she says, that a
person only has so much time on
this planet.
Cabot was born in
Bloomington, Ind., and earned a


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degree in fine arts from Indiana
.University. She now divides her
time between Key West, New
York City, and Indiana, where
she and her husband are working
on restoring an old farmhouse.
Cabot wore a summer dress
with espadrilles at the Armory.
Her dark hair is short, with high-
er layers in back, and she speaks


in short, staccato beats, ending
on a high note even when it's not
a question, as Midwesterners
tend to do,.
She's the perfect counterpoint
to Judy Blume, keeping the chat
bumping along while Blume
supplies the charm, and lets the


See BLUME / 27


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The classical music group A
Far Cry performs in Key West
on Sunday afternoon and then
in Marathon on Monday
evening as the last concert of
the season for the Middle Keys
Concert Association.
A Far Cry is a conductor-less
group of 16 young professional
musicians from Boston formed
in 2007. They've been hailed by
The Boston Globe as one of
Boston's most promising classi-
cal music ensembles.
The musicians will play four
works in the Keys: "Roumanian
Folk Dances" by Bl61a Bart6k,
"Serenade for Strings" by
Antonin Dvorak, "Divertimento
in F" by Mozart and "Simple
Symphony" by Benjamin
Britten.


Photo contributed
The chamber group A Far Cry performs in Key West on Sunday
and Marathon on Monday. A member of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra described the musicians as playing,


together "like a flock of birds."
A Far Cry is unusual, as its
name suggests, in that the musi-
cians play without a conductor,
and that they have no music
director. Decisions are proposed
by a rotating group of the
Criers, as they are called, and


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ratified by the whole group.
The ensemble comprises
about three dozen musicians,
some Criers and some Guest
Criers. The group coming to
Key West will have some of
each.
The Boston area teems with
promising musicians, many of
them graduates of the New
England Conservatory and
Boston-area universities with
exceptional music departments.
Young musicians are attracted
to the many orchestras and
chamber groups based in
Boston, of which the Boston
Symphony Orchestra is the best
known.
On Sunday at 4 p.m. A Far
Cry gives the fifth concert of
the season for the Key West-
based Impromptu Concerts
series. This is the only concert
in the series that will not take
place at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church on Duval Street, but at
the larger Tennessee Williams
Theatre on the campus of
Florida Keys Community
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Steve Walker exhibits at Gingerbread Square


Show's. focus
is relationships
L'Attitudes Staff

Steve Walker's latest collec-
tion of paintings will be on
exhibit at the Gingerbread
Gallery in Key West starting on
Saturday, March 21, with a recep-
tion on Monday evening from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Walker describes his art as
being about love, hate, pain, joy,
touch, communication, beauty,
loneliness, attraction, hope,
despair, life and death - con-
veyed through the young gay
men who are his subjects."
"Remove the gender of the
painting's subjects and what we
have is human relationships in
general, and one's relationship to
the world itself," he says. "As a
homosexual I have been moved,
educated, and inspired by works
that deal with a heterosexual
context. Why would I assume
that a heterosexual would be
incapable of appreciating work
that speaks to common themes
in life, as seen through my eyes
as a gay man? If the heterosexu-
al population is unable to do this,
then the loss is theirs, not mine."
This recent collection includes
several pieces that are a depar-
ture in subject for Walker. The
painting "Generations" speaks to
the concept of family, portraying


Steve Walker, "Sun Flowers",.
36" x 48" (above), acrylic on
canvas, 2008 and
"Generations", 48" x 36",
(left) acrylic on canvas, 2008.


at once-the sensitivity and emo-
tion that is so commonly evoked
from his works.
The Gingerbread Square
Gallery is at 1207 Duval St.,
Key West, Florida 33040. The
gallery is open daily from 10


a.m. to 6 p.m. and can be
reached at 296-8900. The exhibit
runs through March 30, and can
also be viewed on the gallery's
Web site at www.Gingerbread
SquareGallery.com.


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Art & Animals
show this Sunday

The Key West Art Center and
the Florida Keys SPCA have
partnered to host an Art &


Animals Show, opening March
22. Nearly 40 artists have sub-
mitted works for the animal-
themed show, and a portion of
the proceeds will go to help the
programs at the animal shelter
on Stock Island.
The public is invited to an
opening reception from 4-7 p.m.
on Sunday, March 22, at the Key
West Art Center at 301 Front St.
Tammy Fox and the shelter staff
will be bringing some "friends"
looking for homes. A Best in
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David
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concert in the
2009 Old
Town New
Folk Music
. series on
March 24 at
WILCOX The Studios of
Key West.
Wilcox became a popular live
performer in North Carolina in
the 1980s and won the attention
of the Nashville-based music
industry. After getting a taste of
the major-label ride on A&M for
three releases, he recorded for
labels like Vanguard. He's now
releasing "Airstream," his fourth
CD on the Colorado-based inde-
pendent, What Are Records?
"Airstream" makes its distinctive
musical and lyrical points with a


range of contemporary styles,
from folk balladry to acoustic
soul and reggae. Wilcox recently
took a last-minute trip to Africa,
performing in the Sudan at the
country's first national day of
prayer.
The March 24 concert starts
at 8 p.m. at The Studios of Key
West, housed in the yellow
Armory building at 600 White
St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for seat-
ing, refreshments and CD sales.
Tickets can be purchased at
www.keystix.com. If any are
still available the night of the
performance, they'll be sold at
the Armory the day of the per-
formance for $25.

Dancing with"
Our Island Stars
Dancing with Our Island
Stars has sold out again this
year, but you can still see
Upper Keys personalities


sweep across the dance floor
with local professional dancers
on Sunday, March 22. The
organizers have added a special
afternoon preview performance
this time, to take place at 2
p.m., before the big 7 p.m.
show. Both performances are at
Coral Shores Performing Arts
Center in Tavernier. Tickets to
the preview performance are
$20 and can be purchased by
calling 393-2129.
The local stars and their
dance professional partners are:
Bernice Dionne, Plantation
Key School, and Jerry LeNoir;
Jack Butler, Mariners Hospital,
'and Virginia LeNoir; Brett
Ekblom, Native Construction
Co., and Nancy Dunn; Bob
McGlasson, Midway Caf6, and
Julie Cockerham; Shanann
Mitchell, BabyCakes Boutique,
and Theo Derleth; and Kelly
Astin, Treasure Village
Montessori Charter School, and
Fred Roth.


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'Reefer Madness' back in Key West


Musical returns
for second season
at the Waterfront
L'Attitudes Staff

"Reefer Madness, the
Musical" is back at the
Waterfront Playhouse in Key
West, following the sold-out
houses that made this show the
hit of the 2008 season at the
Waterfront.
"Reefer Madness" is based
on the 1936 movie (originally
called "Tell Your Children")
funded by a church group and
intended to warn people of the
dangers of pot. It was rediscov-
ered in the '70s, when it was
enjoyed as comedy, and in 2001
was made into a musical that
opened off-Broadway. Dan
Studney and Kevin Murphy"
wrote the book, lyrics and
music.
Danny Weathers, the
Waterfront's artistic director,
directs "Reefer Madniess" with a
cast of 14. Weathers has also
assembled the same technical
team that wowed audiences last


year. Musical Direction is by
Michael Fauss, with choreogra-
phy by Penny Leto. The set
design is by Michael Boyer,
lighting design by Kim Hanson
and costume design by Leigh
Hooten. Allen Gallant is the
sound designer, Scott
Zimmerman is the props master
(props include a 12-foot
hookah!) and Lisa Alderdice is
the stage manager.
"Reefer Madness" tells the


story of Jimmy Harper, an
upstanding youth who becomes
a whacked-out pot fiend after
one toke of the evil reefer. We
first meet Jimmy and his plucky
girlfriend Mary Lane at the
local soda shop. Mary informs
Jimmy that she's, entered them'
into a dance contest. Just one
problem - Jimmy can't dance.
Enter Jack, the evil pot pusher,
who trolls the soda shop for his
teenage victims. Jack assures


'Reefer
S Madness'
opens on
March 25 and
runs for just
three weeks;
until April 12.
Jimmy he can teach him to
dance, and brings Jimmy to his
Reefer Den...of EVIL! Here he
meets a group of tainted misfits
and is immediately sucked into
a world of weed freaks, orgies,


hallucinations.and brownies.
Jimmy is played by Marc
Crow, last seen in "Wild
Women of Planet Wongo." His
girlfriend Mary Lane is played
by Kristen Bussiere, who was in
"Bat Boy" at The Red Barrje
Theatre and the Pops' "A Little
Night Music." David Black
("Doubt," "Urinetown") plays
the narrator, who has created
this play within a play, featuring
himself as a multitude of char-
acters.
Denis Hyland ("Rocky
Horror Show," "Equus,") plays
Jack the super smooth propri-
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Mary Falconer ("The Best
Man," "Urinetown") playing
Mae - the long-suffering host-
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Paradise and the Dark Night of the Soul


Father Tetro
sheds some light
where it's needed
"`If I hear another person
repeat the diddy about living
in Paradise, I'm going to jab
him in his soft tissue. These
are OK islands, sure. But it's
not Paradise.
The first person I heard
talking about Paradise when I
came down from New York
last May was shrunken up
from the sun, barefoot, with a
cigarette dangling out of the
corner of her mouth, with a
trail of small dirty children
falling out of a jeep after her,
yelling. Paradise. Shoot, this
Place may be Paradise, I
wanted to tell her, but you
ain't such a picture.
"No., it's not Paradise here.
Love the sun, love the water,


love the
the beach.
But it's
not
Paradise.
My car
didn't start
e on
Monday
morning,
and so I
Margaret Menge rode my
'Attitudes Editor bike into
work. First
time. I was excited. A block
from home, floating down
Truman Avenue past Bare
Assets I see three men in
black rags crossing in front of
me. One of them, with dark
beard and greasy chin; turns
as I ride by and with crazy
eyes shining says: "Can I be
your bicycle seat?"
I thought about it for a sec-
ond while I cruised toward


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White Street. Morning ride to
work ruined.
No, Paradise isn't just palm
trees and warm weather. It has
to go deeper.
.Lent started earlier this
month, and I swore off choco-
late. No chocolate for that
whole 40 days that Jesus spent
in the desert with no food to
speak of, tempted by the
devil, struggling with the
knowledge that he would soon
suffer a painful death.
Because this hardly seemed
enough, I wandered over to
the church last week Monday
for a lecture. Saint Mary Star
of the Sea in Key West.
Strange going to church on a
Monday night. Catholics don't
do that usually. A visiting
priest from Rhode Island,
Father Tetro, was there to give
a talk about something called
"The Dark Night of the Soul"
and I was intrigued. They'd
* mentioned it in church on
Sunday, and it occurred to me
that maybe FOX News and
CNN and CNBC had really
missed the whole story.
Maybe it wasn't a breakdown
in the financial system we


were witnessing, -but some-
thing larger: a collective
"Dark Night of the Soul" that
would rapidly manifest itself
in a breakdown of all social
order.
Father Tefro was small and
tan, and spoke very sweetly,
standing not on the altar but
on the main floor, just in front
of and between the front
pews. He asked us first to
move into pews closer to him,
and when we began, he said
that he felt a little nervous,
because we didn't know one
another yet.
"The Dark Night of the
Soul," we learned, is from a
poem written by the Spanish
priest St. John of the Cross in
the 16th century, and
describes the desolation, or
"darkness" one feels when
shedding one's false self -
vanity, selfishness, etc. - and
walking toward becoming our
true selves, where we are in
communion with God, with
the Divine within us.
I glanced back at one point,
into the pews behind me, and
realized that there were about
200 people there - in a


Catholic church on a Monday
night. A very unusual thing.
We were all very quiet, and
listening. For answers I sup-
pose.
Could the "Dark Night of
the Soul" be upon us.? Will
we emerge on the other side
cleaner and brighter and
better?
I wondered, after Father
Tetro's talk about St. John of
the Cross, whether people like
Monique Acevedo and her
husband Randy would enter
the Dark Night of the Soul,
and shed all of the material
possessions .they bought with
School District money. Will
Monique drop her jewelry,
and her fancy clothes, by the
side of the road, and learn that
there are things to life besides
online shopping? It could hap-
pen! But in the meantime,
until we emerge into a
brighter day, could everyone
quit with the blather about
Paradise? We have some dark-
ness to get through first.

Margaret Menge can
be reached at mmenge@
keynoter.com.


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Middle Keys Concert Association Inc. .
Presents: .
r- : Monday, March 23rd .

* A Far Cry - String Chamber Orchestra

A tightly-knit group of 16 young musi-
cians from the Boston area, A Far Cry was
formed in 2007, seeking the freedom and
flexibility of a string quartet as well as the
power e and beauty of an orchestra.
Operating with a rotating leadership they
perform without a conductor. Hailed as
one of Boston's most promising classical
music groups, A Far Cry is making waves
in how music is performed and heard. Performance will be:
Their program in Marathon will include Monday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm.
works by Bartok, Dvorak, Mozart and San Pablo Catholic Church,
Britten. A grand finale to the Marathon 122nd St., Ocean in Marathon
Concert season. Admission is by season ticket
or $25 at the door.
The (single ticket holders are
Floridd Keys Young people under 19 are admitted free.
K eyWest A raffle of original art at each concert
, /comesyo ' e ' - For more' ifotma'iotivh isit
o'Morcrou m MovocociL --www.marathonconcerts.com







L'Affitudes Arts & Entertainment Saturday, March 21, 2009


Blume gives Key West audience a scoop


BLUME / From 21

audience into her life.
SShe talks about announcing to
her then-husband that she was
going to take the bus in to New
York City to take a writing class
at New York University.
"This changed my life. It
changed my life, not because
anyone can teach you to write -
because it made me feel profes-
sional....And when that course
ended, I signed up and took it
again." She laughs after this and
the audience laughs with her.
When Judy Blume first began
to write, before she'd written
"Tales of a Fourth Grade
Nothing" and "Iggie's House"

, briefs


Key west writers Guiu
announces story contest
The Key West Writers Guild
is accepting entries for its annual
short story contest. Submissions
should be the original unpub-
lished work of the author, not
exceed 3,500 words, and be
accompanied by a $15 fee per
entry. The deadline for submis-
sions is April 30. Additional
information and entry forms are
available at www.keywestwriters
guild.net.


and "Are you there God? It's me,
Margaret," it wasn't the thing for
women to set out to be writers.
"People were angry at me
because I wanted to do this,"
says Blume, remembering the
reaction of people in suburban
New Jersey when she was first
setting out to write books.
Her first husband had a dif-
ferent take.
"I just have to buy Judy some
pencils and paper and that will
keep her out of the department
store," he'd said.
Meg Cabot and Judy Blume,
Blume points out, are the only
American writers who write up
and down the scale, for children
and adults. And both have writ-
ten some adult fiction that could
be called "steamy." Cabot calls
some of her first bQoks "smutty."
"I started out writing smutty
books, but sex didn't sell for me,"
says Cabot. Judy Blume tells the


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audience that she once sent some-
thing in to a men's magazine
called "How I Get My Jollies."
She sent it under an assumed
name, and doesn't know to this
day whether it was published.
Judy Blume and her husband
have kept a home in Key West
since the mid-1990s, and Blume
speaks at a Friends of the Library
series event every few years.
"I love Key West and it is my
favorite place to write," says
Blume. "This is my favorite place,
what can I say...you slide open a
door and you're in a garden."
Blume grew up mostly in


Stars Above.


New Jersey, but says she lived
with her family in Miami when
she was 10 years old, where she
used to ride her bike and watch
the sky. In Key West, she says,
the sky is the same and the bike
is the same. She rides her bike
and she feels that she is 10 again.
Blume gives the audience all
this, and then gives us a scoop,
revealing that she began work on
a new book after attending this
year's Key West Literary
Seminar. "It's never happened to
me this way before," she says. "It.
hit me like a bolt...I'm excited.
We'll see."


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At, the door: $30 each. (Cash or check only.)
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ACROSS
1 Puma competitor
7 Does a blacksmith's
job
14 Evaluate
20 Run off
21 South Pacific region
22 Trattoria treats
2 -Illogical, as reasoning
24 Final practice, maybe
26 Habitat
28 Louisiana-born
designer
29 Fox sitcom "' Death"
30 Put- : gags
33 Big suit
34 Dog doc
35 Fish, notably
39 Ornamented map
symbol
43 Mocking looks
44 Pianistic embellish-
ments
45 Mesabi Range output
49 Letters that pack a
- wallop
50 Spanish 101 word.
51 Part of BBC: Abbr.
52 Man after Manning
57 Souvenir shop hangers
60 "Bad politicians are _
Washington by good
people who don't
vote": William E. Simon
61 Mer contents
62 Anklebones
63 Firth of Tay port
64 Ore. and Alas., once
66 Postage-paid
enclosure
72 Lab protection gp.?
73 Ample


74 Actress Blanchett
75 Java
76 Helmsley et al.
77 Sign of rough seas
82 Freeway neighbor
85 Trompe I'-
86 Singer Amos
87 Fil: Irish corona-
tion stone
88 Some flat panel TVs
90 Adopted
92 "The Count of -
Monte
95 Place to see sulkies
97 Leeds pharmacists
99 Diego
100 Univ.'term
101 Wood for bows
102 Two-yr humanities
degrees
103 Salma of "Dogma"
105 Nantes resident
108 It often begins with
"See"
113 Stuff, as with food
117 "Total patient"
treatment
118 "CHiPs" costar
119 Option word
120 West : some
London residents
121 Blofto
122 Fisherman's tool
DOWN
1 Ump's counterpart
2 That, in Oaxaca
3 Old French coin
4 Ointment
5 Kind of illusion
6 Like much hotel
room access


7 Was a passenger
8 Tan shade
9 Date
10 One who's washed up
11 Beginning
12 The Auld Sod
13 Composer Camille
Saint--
14 Census datum
15 Wash. hub for
Alaska Airlines
16 Nikon F, e.g., briefly
17 Fast conclusion?
18 Flight segments
19 Spots for flowers
25 Chops down
27 Aegean island
30 1824 Schubert work
31 Viking language
32 Strike, biblically
34 Courvoisier initials
36 Emcee's job
37 Bill of fare
38 Stengel was their
first manager
40 Paper alternative
41 Run amok
42 NHL great and others
46 In plain view
47 Cohort of Paula,
Simon and Kara
48 Cosmetician Lauder
51 Fridge section
53 Sign-making aid
54 Sub
55 Tombstone legend
56 Trick
58 1980s tennis star
Mandlikova
59 Land in un lac
60 Sch. district VIPs
63 "Gracias" response


64 Alsatian bean?
65 College member
66 Ensenada's peninsula
67 Biennial games org.
68 Something to build on?
69 The John B, e.g.
70 Kind of artery .,
71 Wine container
76 Hurdles for future attys,
77 Have on
78 Dogpatch possessive
79 Good to go
80 Cost
81 Tendon
83 Kind of tournament
round, briefly
84 Senior's "Sure thing!"
85 Arab League member
89 Movers' partners
90 African menaces
91 Slowly permeating
92 Mythical ferryman -
93 Peddled again
94 "Top _ mornin'l"
96 L.A.-to-Tucson dir.
97 Hidden supply
98 Yeggs' targets
99 Sealy competitor
104 Rural agreement
105 Alphabet run
106 Analyze before
putting, as a green
107 bene
109 "Sprechen _Deutsch?"
110 Former state "sepa-
rated" in seven puz-
zle answers: Abbr.
111 Apt. units
112 "No way"
114 UPS rival
115 "Golly!"
116 Throw too high, e.g.
115 116 117 118 119 I


Season finale


,. : crossword puzzle
"Seperate States" By Mike Peluso - Solution in the March 25 issue of the Keynoter


The raffle piece for this final
concert will be a work of
stained glass by MKCA board
member Vesta Denning. It was
Denning's idea to put together
a raffle for each concert, with
local artists contributing a
piece of artwork. Raffle tickets
are two for $5, five for $10
and 12 for $20. Proceeds from
the raffle go to the concert
association to cover expenses
while keeping ticket prices
reasonable. Doors for the
Monday night concert in
Marathon open at 7 p.m.


High time for 'Reefer'


REEFER / From 25

Man") plays Ralph, a former
fraternity man who's become a
giggling reefer addict. Kristen
Wilson ("Urinetown," "Bat
Boy"), plays the Placard Girl
who parades lessons to be
learned from the dangers of
the leafy menace.
The Reefer Zombies, High
School kids, dancing Angels
and Jungle dancers are played
by: Carolyn Cooper
("Urinetown," "Wild Women of
Planet Wongo"), Rhett Kalman
(whose New York credits
include "Tony and Tina's
Wedding"), Kyla Piscopink
("Rocky Horror Show"), Leigh
Pujado ("Wild Women of Planet
Wongo," "Rocky Horror");
Scott Shambaugh ("the Times,"


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"The Laramie Project") and
Phil Tabb ("Urinetown,"
"Bark!" "Bat Boy").
The "Reefer Madness"
band includes Michael Fauss
(conductor/keyboards),
Georges Hemund, (wood-
winds), Chris Burchard (elec-
tric guitar), Jim Wist (bass),
Max Zemanovic (percussion).
"Reefer Madness" opens
March 25 and runs only three
weeks, until April 12, with
performances Tuesday through
Sunday evenings.
Tickets are $35 ($20 for
students) and may be pur-
chased at www.waterfront
playhouse.org or by calling
the box office at 294-5015.
The Friday Night Date Special
is in effect, with two tickets
for $50.


FAR CRY / From 22

College on Stock Island.
Tickets are $20.
On Monday at 7:30 p.m. A
Far Cry performs at San Pablo
Catholic Church at 122nd
Street in Marathon for the
Middle Keys Concert
Association. Tickets are $25 at
the door.
As with the other Middle
Keys concerts of the 2009 sea-
son, an artist will be featured
and one piece of art raffled off.


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Visit the critters
this coming Sunday

The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office Animal Farm is open to
the public Sunday from 1 to 3
p.m. Admission is free.
Visit with Piglet, a baby pig
who loves to be petted; Eeyore
the donkey; two female sheep,
both of which have lambs with
them who were born recently; a
bull calf; a blind horse; Tina the
Key deer; and tropical birds,
snakes, ferrets, rabbits, horses,
ponies, a llama, goats, chickens,
ducks, tortoises, an emu, an albi-
no hedgehog, Patagonian cavys,
a kinkajou, a sloth and more.
The Animal Farm is at the
Stock Island Detention Center
just off College Road.

Health center
trains for CPR

The Florida Keys Area
Health Education Center is
offering a cardiopulmonary
resuscitation certification class
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. in Key West,
location to be decided. Cost is
$35.
Being trained to administer
and initiate CPR means you can
be the difference between life
and death for a family member,
friend or even stranger who suf-
fers a stroke, heart attack,


drowning or other emergencies.
Preregistration is required.
Call Jackie Eloy at 743-7111,
Ext. 205.

'Newlywed Game'.
takes place Tuesday

The Centennial Bank Relay
for Life team in Marathon is
bringing "The Not-So-
Newlywed Game" to Marathon.
It's at the Marathon Garden
Club on March 24 from 6 to 8
p.m.
The fun will include a silent
auction, light bites and some
local couples trying to read each
other's minds and battle for
prizes, all to benefit Relay for
Life, a fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society.
Participating couples are Stan
and Sue Haines, Kris Teague
and Doug Gifford, Connie and
Glenn Faust, Robbie and Jessica
Barrows, and Giovanna and Eric
Vargas-Guzman. Ann O'Bannon
will emcee.

Treasure hunt set
for Dockside Sunday

Are you ready for a treasure
hunt?
The Dockside Bar and Grille
in Marathon and the Pyrates of
Tortuga present their inaugural
Pyrate Treasure Hunt for 200
Pieces of Gold on Sunday at 1


military


Lower Keys
+ U.S. Army Staff Sgt.
Amanda E. Dodd has returned
from deployment in Mosul, Iraq,
after providing medical care to
members of Multi National
Division-North for the past 15
months.
, During that time, soldiers
from the 86th Combat Support
Hospital treated almost 3,000
patients and evacuated almost
300 of them to a higher level of
care. They also managed an in-
patient care workload that num-
bered more than 750. The 86th
Combat Support Hospital is
assigned to the 44th Medical
Command and supports the
101st Airborne Division at Fort
Campbell, Ky.
* U.S. Navy Reserve
Seaman Derek Curran, son of


Christopher Curran and stepson
of Dorothy Gregoire of Ramrod
Key, has completed basic train-
ing at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Curran is a 2004 graduate of
Brunswick (Ga.) High School.

Middle Keys
* U.S. Air
Force Airman
, M a r i a
. Schinella has
graduated
from basic
, training at
Lackland Air
Force Base,
SSan Antonio,
SCHINELLA Texas. She is
the daughter of Claire Schinella
and Peter. Schinella of Key
Largo.


p.m.
The hunt begins at Dockside,
35 Sombrero Blvd. Entry fee is
$10 per person (four or more per
crew). You can sign up now or
up until noon the day of the


event.
There will be live entertain-
ment, and food and drink will be
available. There will also be a
raffle and 50/50 drawing, with
proceeds to benefit the Monroe


County Domestic Abuse Shelter.
For more information or to
register in advance, contact
Capt. Barracuda, a.k.a Chuck
Priest, at 481-1944.


Voices For Florida Keys Children (VFFKC) would like to
thank all of the people and corporations who helped make
our 20th Annual Luncheon a huge success.
The Children of Monroe County, who are in the Guardian
Ad Litem Program, will all benefit from your generosity.
If we have forgotten or omitted anyone
please accept our apologies.


Join our membership coffee, Saturday April 4th * 10am * MM' 76
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Saturday, March 21,2009
EE KEYNOTER


s Sports & Outdoors


briefs


Go-cart racing
benefits lacrosse

Speed Demons, a go-cart
track in Florida City, is
holine a fundraiser for ihe
Coral Shores High School
lacrosse teams.
For $50, you can enter a
March 29 racing event.
Practice races start at 11
a. i.. quaiifing in , at I p.m.
and heat races tari at 5.
ParniiLparnt are entitled
to a free practice race e% er\
day from now until the
event. Racers must be age
13 or older to participate.
' For more information
and entr\ packets, cdll Carla
Bahn at 314- 1 NSJ6 or Laura
Gasser at 664-6560.

Golf tournament
set for April 5

The Ke) Wesi Golf Club
and Ke\ \'ei Chamber of
Commerce are sponsormg
the fourth annual Tiger in
the Woods Golf Tournament
on April 5.
The tournament, t ith an
, a.m. lee time. is open to
anmateurs and pros: players
"'can enter indi% idually or in
teams of four players. The
registration fee of if100 per
person includes food and
be\ erages on the course, a
roast pork dinner, and a
goodie bag.
For more information on
playing, becoming a sponsor
or donating a door pnze.
contact Kenr Baker at the
chamber at 294-25S7.

Key West rugby
"recruiting players

The Ke\ West Rugby
Club is recruiting players of
all skill le\el: and abilities.
no experience required.
Practices are held
Tuesday and Thursdays at
6:30 p.m. at the fields adja-
cent to Fort Zachary Ta lor.
For more information, call
Bill McDonough at 849-
v'2753. u


Photo by BERT BUDDE


Key West sophomore Brittany Wagoner clears 5 feet 5 inches in high jump at Gulliver meet.


Wagoner sets record


By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor


Oblivious to a noisy orange
helicopter, the sharp report of a
starter's pistol and the sight of cir-
cling runners, Brittany Wagoner
stared toward the high-jump bar,
which stood at 5 feet 5 inches.
"I'm not feeling this," she said
to teammate Stephanie Garmany
after two missed attempts.
Then, after eight loping strides


Conch sophomore hits 17 feet 2 inches
in long jump; also tops high jump


that set her three blonde braided
pigtails flying, Wagoner soared
over the bar and landed back-first
in the blue pit. And just like that,
the Key West High sophomore
had the school record.
"I guess I was meant to be a
jumper," the lean, angular 5-foot-


8 sophomore said as Thursday
afternoon's track meet with
Gulliver Prep continued around
her.
She was already fresh from
setting the school record in the
long jump with a leap of 17 feet 2
inches. "It was really awkward,"
she said. "I had never long-
jumped in my life - not even in


practice."
Assistant coach Rick Ridenour
wasn't surprised. "She has a great
personality and is very athletic,"
he said. "She's one of those kids
who can do just about anything
you put her in."
She was put in the pole vault,
which she won with a vault of 9
feet 6 inches, and she was put in
the 200-meter dash, which she
won in a time of 26.54 seconds.

See TRACK / 31


Brossard commands 8-1 win


Dolphins-Conch
rivals spark
team matches
By: RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

In a battle between two of
the Keys' finest tennis players
Tuesday, Marathon High
School sophomore Marisa
Brossard proved she's head
and shoulders above the com-


petition.
Brossard easily handled the
Conchs' Gabby Scammacca,
8,1, in the No. 1 girls singles
match and helped the
Dolphins to a convincing 6-1
victory. The Dolphins girls
improved to 7-1 this season,
while the Conchs are now 4-7.
Dolphins girls coach Chris
Bull said matches against
county rivals have a different
feel to them.


"It has a different edge to it
than playing our regular dis-
trict matches," Bull said. "The
experience is good for the
ladies and I am glad they came
through with such a strong
result."
Brossard combined with
No. 2 Angela Farello to earn a
hard-fought 9-7 victory in the
No. 1 doubles match over
Scammacca and Rae Lark.
Farello fell 0-8 to Lark in sin-
gles play-the Dolphins lone
loss.


No. 3 Kelsey Wonderlin
shut out Rachel Walker 8-0,
Michelle Bellevue topped
Bridget Behmke 8-4, and
Michaelle Rose Bellevue beat
Alicia Garcia 8-1, as the
Dolphins girls went 4-1 in sin-
gles play.
Michaelle Rose Bellevue
and Marina Kay Wiatt defeat-
ed Walker and Behmke 8-5 in
the No. 2 doubles match.
Scammacca's brother, Nick,


See TENNIS / 33







Keynoter '�: Sports & Outdoors Saturday, March 21,2009


Molnar scores


2 Canes runners


Catcher's hit
proved
game changer
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

With the game locked in a
scoreless tie through five innings,
Coral Shores catcher Courtney
Molnar came up big in the sixth.
The junior backstop threw out a
Marathon High School runner try-
ing to steal second to curtail a
Lady Dolphin rally, then delivered
the key hit in a 2-0 victory.
With two runners aboard,
Molnar tagged a shot to right field
that brought the game's only two
runs home.
"I was thinking, just get a hit,"
Molnar smiled. "I didn't want the
coaches yelling at me."
. Hurricane pitcher Holly Given
and Lady Dolphin hurler Alli
Heller were locked in a tight pitch-
ers' duel for most of the game.
"It was good pitching on both
sides. We couldn't figure [Heller]
out," said Mike Young, Coral
Shores co-coach with Paul Grewe.
"That was a super game."
"We didn't show up,' Marathon
coach Andrea Murphy said. "We
made some running errors and
errors in the field that cost us."


Both coaching staffs are trying
to find a date before district play-
offs to finish the season's first
game between the two local rivals.
Marathon was leading by four runs
before a lighting problem forced a
suspension.
"That's two straight games
where we've played tight
defense," Grewe said, after the
Hurricanes moved to 7-4. "I can't
remember the last time we had 14
really good innings."
Hurricane sophomore shortstop
Michelle Sexton had two hits,
scored the game's first run and
made the tag on Molnar's throw in
the sixth.
Shelby Gentes singled in the
sixth and scored off Molnar's hit.
Brittany Baker and Amanda
Wahde also singled.
Given threw 'a three-hitter
against Marathon.
Samantha Rodamer, Shelby
Kuck and Kelley Struyf had hits
for the Dolphins,
Given threw a meager 85 pitch-
es to Princeton"s lineup, limiting
the Panthers to a pair of hits. "Our
defense did an excellent job back-
ing her up," Grewe said.
At the plate, outfielder Andrea
Cockerham staggered Princeton
with a home run, triple and single
as the Canes pulled out to a 6-0
lead after two innings.


Young leads team


TRACK / From 30

But Wagoner's heroics
weren't enough to keep the Key
West girls from losing, 74-63.
Other Conch winners were
Garmany in the discus toss (75-9)
and Fran Hicks in the 100-meter
dash (13.34 seconds.
Led by junior Phillip Young,
the Conch boys won, 87-54.
In addition to winning the long
jump (22-03.5) and the 400-meter
dash (48.94), Young anchored the
winning 4 x 400 relay team that
also consisted of Shea Reger,
Ethan McKenzie and Cale Hartle.
Hartle also won the 800-meter
run in 2:05.9.
Clive Georges won the triple
jump (41-11.25) and the 300 hur-


dles (42.40), Vladimyr Sibera
won the high Jump (6-0), Travis
Stokes won the pole vault (12-0),
Cory Rogers won the discus toss
(115-10) and Zach Harden won
the 1600-meter run (5:07.7).
Tennis Conchs win
The Key West boys tennis
team defeated Doral Academy, 5-
2, Thursday at Coral Shores while
the girls won, 4-3.
For the girls, the deciding No.
2 doubles match was won by
Rachel Roberts and Bridgit
Behmke. Nick Scammacca,
Justin Tomita and Cole
Matarazzo won singles matches
for the boys.
The Conchs will play their
final home match at 2 p.m.
Monday against St. Brendan.


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Marathon's Kelley Struyf slides into second base, beating the throw to Coral Shores shortstQp
Michelle Sexton in the Hurricanes' 2-0 win Wednesday. Stephanie Lietaert backs up the play.


First baseman Shelby Gentes
drove in .three runs with two hits.
Lauren Sanchez, Courtney Molnar
and Given each had a solo hit.
The Lady Canes play two 7
p.m. games under the lights this
week, hosting Archbishop Carroll
on Wednesday and Ransom
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Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Monroe County Land
Authority Advisory Committee will be held at 9:30 AM in the
Monroe Regional Service Center on Tuesday, March- 24, 2009.
The public is invited. For additional information or a copy of the
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Saturday, March 21,2009


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Eigner fastball powers win against Lenoir


Tennessee team
splits two-game
series in Keys
B'`RYAN MCCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

A family-style cookout drew
a nice crowd for what was anl
exciting doubleheader


I\


61 - kI rrLA


Wednesday between Marathon
High School and visiting Lenoir
City High School out of
Tennessee.
Fans enjoyed a hot chicken
and rice dinner on a chilly
evening and watched the
Dolphins and Panthers split a,
pair of tight games.
-Marathon won the opener, 2-


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1, behind a dominant complete
game effort from senior pitcher
Toby Eigner. He allowed just
four hits, had no walks and
struck out three batters.
"He was just overpowering
them with his fastball," coach
Luis Leal said. "They only hit
two balls out of the infield off
him, so they couldn't catch up
with his stuff."
The Panthers' lone run of the
game came in the top of the first
when a batter reached base on an
error, stole second, reached third
on a passed ball and scored on a.
ground ball out to second base.
It appeared for a while that
one run may be enough, as the
Dolphins struggled offensively
to start the game. Seven of the
team's first nine hitters went
down on strikes before making
an adjustment the second time
through the lineup.
"They shortened up their
swings and changed their
approach," Leal said.
Jake Sjursen led off the bot-
tom of the fourth with a triple
and scored on a double by sev-
enth-grader Yoniel Esquirol to
tie the game at 1-1.
The Dolphins scored the


Photo courtesy Jackie Eigner
Marathon senior Blaine Connell lays down a bunt single
during a doubleheader Wednesday against Tennesee's
Lenoir City High School. The Dolphins split with the Panthers,
winning the opener 2-1 and losing the nightcap 9-8.


game-winning run in the bottom
of the sixth when Joey
Fernandez singled to score
Sjursen. Sjursen was 2-3 with
two runs scored.
In the nightcap, the Dolphins
appeared to be in good shape
after scoring six runs in the bot-
tom half of the first inning. But a
five-run Panthers fifth inning
tied the game at 7-7 and they
tacked on a run in each of the
next two innings to secure the
win.
Justin Kornetti opened with a
walk and the next two batters
made outs. With two outs, Joey
Fernandez walked and Eigner
singled to score Kornetti. Luis
Gonzalez was hit by a pitch to
load the bases and Tyler Roussin
followed with a two-run single.
An Esquirol walk later forced in
a run and Blaine Connell singled
in a run to give Marathon an
early 6-0 lead.
Marathon held a comfortable
7-2 lead headirig into the fifth
inning, but pitching woes led to


a big inning for the Panthers.
Leal said starter Blaine Connell
lost command of his fastball and
was replaced by Matt McKeon.
But McKeon struggled as well
and the Panthers tied the game at
7-7.
The Dolphins would' tie the
game at 8-8 in the bottom of the
sixth when Eigner was singled
home by Roussin, but the
Panthers scored the game-win-
ner in the seventh.
In between games, the
Organized Fishermen of Florida
donated $1,300 to the baseball
team for a much-needed batting
cage. Leal said he was grateful
for the gift.
"We have a great community
and without their help, things
like that wouldn't be possible,"
he said.
The Dolphins (2-7) were
scheduled to take on Westwood
Christian School Friday, but
results were not available at
press time.


FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) will
be available on line at www.fkaa.com or by request at
any FKAA office no later than June 30, 2009. The
main office is at 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West (296-
2454); branch offices are at 3200 Overseas Highway in
Marathon (289-6161) and 91620 Overseas Highway in
Javernier (853-1999). For information regarding this
report call Nancy Munoz at 295-2231.
Published Keynoter 03/21/09


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Torch Run helps
Special Olympics

Representatives from vari-
ous Keys law enforcement
agencies will take part April
16 in the 2009 Law
Enforcement Torch Run for
Special Olympics.
The run starts from the
Monroe County Sheriff's
Office headquarters on Stock


Island, stops at various places
in Key West, then ends at
Mallory Square. It starts at
8:30 a.m.
The run pace will be slow
(no fastei than 10-minute
miles). Support vehicles will
accompany the runners.
Event T-shirts and tank tops'
will be available for $12.
Those who want o partici-
pate can contact Jim Painter
at the Sheriff's Office at 292-


7027 or Florida Department
of Law Enforcement Special
Agent Jeff Hutcheon at 292-
7022.


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Marisa Brossard nets 8-1 win
opponent.


in singles -play against Conch


Conch boys win


TENNIS / From 30

fared better in his singles
match, prevailing 8-4 over
Marathon's John Danaher in
the No. 1 boys contest. The
Conchs won that match 5-2
despite a game effort from the
Dolphins boys.
No. 2 Justin Tomita edged
Kerry Wonderlin 8-6, No. 4
Ben Thiesen beat Jonnie
Lancaster 8-6, and No. 5 Cole
Matarazzo won 8-4 over Riley
Durkin, as the Conchs went 4-
1 in singles play.
Weston Wiatt earned the
Dolphins lone singles victory
in the No. 3 contest, 9-7, in a
tight match over Terry
Williams.
Marathon's Danaher and
Wonderlin earned an 8-5 vic-
tory .over Scammaeca. and


Tomita in the No. 1 doubles
match, while the Conchs'
Matarazzo and John Duinn
beat Lancaster and Ricardo
Dominguez 6-4 in the No. 2
match.
"Overall the boys team
improved leaps and bounds
from the. first match of the
season against Key West. No.
1 doubles played very strong
throughout the match," boys
coach Nicole Berger said.
"They stuck to the game plan
and implemented the shot pat-
terns we have been working
on in practice."
Marathon fell to 2-5, while
the Conch boys improved to
7-4 this year.
Key West is scheduled to
host St. Brendan's at 2 p.m.
Monday, while the Dolphins
will host Westminster
Christian at 2,p.m. Tuesday..


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Lady

'Canes


in tie

" By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Bogged down on a soggy
Thursday night, Coral Shores'
girls lacrosse team dropped a
13-8 decision to rival Palmer
Trinity.
"That was tough," assistant
coach Cindy Hall said. "We
beat them at their place (14-11)
last month, then they beat us on
our home field."
The loss dropped Coral
Shores into a 5-1 tie with
Palmer for first place in district
standings, and ended the
Hurricane regular season at 8-3. La
U.S. Lacrosse officials will
stage a coin flip to decide which 1 ai
team gets the top seed when the
district tournament opens April the


Photo by Kevin Wadlow
dy Canes defender Cami Lopez races downfield.
t Coral Shores. p.m. April 1 game in Tavernier.
The Canes will play either The other semifinal begins at
third or fourth seed in a 7:30 5:30 p.m.


Conchs host Reagan


By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Striking for four runs in the
first inning, the Key West High
School baseball team never
trailed in a 9-3 victory over
Chaminade-Madonna in a non-
district game Tuesday afternoon
in rainy Hollywood.
The Conchs, who improved to
5-6, were led by first baseman
Nick Bertiaux, who had a double
and two bunt singles; designated.
hitter Nolan Thomas, who had a
single and his first home run of
the season, and right fielder Cole
Harrison, who had a single and a
double.
Harrison, the team's only .400
hitter, continued to thrive in his
senior leadership role.
"He has really taken control of
the team and pushed the guys in a
positive manner," coach Miguel
Menendez said, adding that
Harrison has improved his hitting
through confidence and better
mechanics. "He has just become
more consistent with his


approach at the plate."
Chaminade-Madonna's green-
painted St. Patrick's Day bases
proved to be magnets for the
Conchs, who had 10 hits and
drew six walks. Nine players bat-
ted in a first inning that featured
RBIs _by Michael Arencibia,
Bertiaux and Joseph Gandolfo.
An error let in the fourth run.
That cushion was enough for
starting pitcher J.P. Malott, a
sophomore who gave up two runs
in three innings, and D. J.
Elomina, a junior who pitched
two hitless innings.
Leading only 4-2 after three
innings, the Conchs got a run in
the fourth on an RBI grounder by
Charlie Walker-Yhap and one in
the fifth on Thomas' home run.
They scored three more in the
sixth, two on Harrison's. double.
The Conchs, who played host
to Belen late Friday night, will
have another District 16-4A
game at Rex Weech Field at 7
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MOUNCEMENTS ESTATE SALES
110 Legal Notices 810 Homes For Sale
120 Fictitious Names 812 Mobile Homes For Sale
130 Lost & Found 825 Condo/Duplex For Sale
170 Personals
180 Free Iems 845 Other Florida For Sale
190 Miscellaneous 860 Out Of State For Sale
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890 Business Property For Sale
260 General/Miscellaneous 895 Miscelaneous
265 Healthcare Mscelaneous
270 Oftice/Clerical J NE ..
275 Professional 1150 Power Boats
280 Restaurants/Bars/Hotels 1160 Sailboats
285 Situations Wanted
1170 Oulboard/Inboard Engines
C ES 1180 Dock Rentals/Sales
330 Business Services 1190 Miscellaneous
360 Professional Services
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515 Antiques/Collectibles 1360 Mopeas'Motorcycles
525 Auctions
545 Yard Sale/Flea Market 1370 Trucks!SUVs/Vans
575 Pets 1380 Campers/Recreational Vehicles
590 Miscellaneous 1390 Miscellaneous
FINANCE
610 Business Opportunities
620 Money To Loan
690 Miscellaneous
AL. ESTATE RENTALS
710 Homes For Rent
712 Mobile Homes For Rent
725 Apt/Condo/Diiplex For Rent
740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent 4.
745 Other Florida For Rent
750 Vacation Rentals
760 Out Of Stale For Rent
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110
Legal Notices

No. 6762500

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY

CASE NO.:
2008-CA-1369-K
CIVIL DIVISION

VALENTINA GROMICK,
Plaintiff
Vs.
MICHAEL McMAHON,
Defendant

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Michael McMahon
(address and residence
dinknown; last known
address is: Harbor
Place 107, #127,100
Admiral Lane, Key
West, FL, 33040).

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a civil action for dam-
ages, Complaint regard-
ing payment of debts,
has been filed against
you. You are required to
serve a copy ofyourwrit-
ten defenses, if any, to
this action on Roberta S.
Fine, Esquire, Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address
is 1075 Duval Street,
C-14, Key West, Florida
33040, on or before April
6, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of
this court at Monroe
County Courthouse, 323
Fleming St., Key West,
Florida, 33040, either be-
fore service on Petition-
er's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en--
tered against you for the *
relief demanded in the
petition.

DATED this 2nd day of
March, 2009

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

By: Riza Tabag
Ieputy Clerk

Publish
March 7, 14, 21,28, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 6893400

Invitation to Bid
Culverts &
Maintenance Dredging

Sealed proposals for
Continued on the
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110
Legal Notices
RFP Bid # 09-001 -
Dredging and Curlverts
Maintenance will be re-
ceived by Tamrah Hill,
Purchasing, Florida Keys
Community College,
5901 College Road, Key
West, FL 33040. Propos-
als will be accepted until
1:30 p.m. on April 23,
2009. Bids shall be re-
ceived in sealed en-
velopes plainly marked,
BID # 09-001 Dredging
and Culverts Mainte-
nance, name and ad-
dress of bidder, time
and date due. Any pro-
posals received after the
time and date specified
will not be considered.

The RFP information can
be obtained by contact-
ing Tamrah Hill at
305-809-3222 or visit
www.fkcc.edu, Pur-
chasing for more infor-
mation regarding the
RFP. A mandatory site
visit and pre-proposal
conference will be held at
1:30 p.m. on March 31,
2009 in the Boardroom
located in Bldg. A on the
Colleges Stock Island
Campus, located on
5901 College Road in
Key West.

Please submit all propos-
als and questions in writ-
ing to Tamrah Hill, Pur-
chasing at the address
listed above. Florida
Keys Community Col-
lege reserves the right to
reject all proposals not
deemed in the best inter-
est of the College, or not
in compliance with the
specifications. The Col-
lege reserves the right to
waive any informalities
and irregularities in said
proposals.

Publish
March 7,14,21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7084000

NOTICE OF CALLING
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
May 6,2009 at 3:00 P.M.
the Monroe County Pur-
chasing Office will re-
ceive sealed bids for the
following:

KEY WEST
INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT NOISE
INSULATION
PROGRAM -PHASE 7
BID-APK-126-239-2009/
PURICV
Continued on the
Next Column


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110
Legal Notices

Specifications may be
requested from
DemandStar by Onvia
by calling
1-800-711-1712 or by
going to the website at
www.demandstar.com
OR
www.co.monroe.fl.us.
Technical questions
should be directed to the
Architect, Richard Sun,
The Sun Group, 820
West Indiantown Road,
Suite 105, Jupiter, FL
33458, (561) 746-7706.
The public record is avail-
able at the Purchasing
Office, 1100 Simonton
Street, Key West,
Florida.

A mandatory Pre-Bid
Meeting and Walk-
Through will be held on
April 8,2009 at 1:00
P.M. in the Project Office
which is located on the
Second Floor of the Air-
port Terminal Building,
adjacent to the airport ad-
ministrative offices.

Bidders must submit two
(2) signed originals and
four (4) complete copies
marked duplicate original
of each bid in a sealed
envelope marked on the
outside, "Sealed Bid for
Key West International
Airport Noise Insula-
tion Program - Phase 7"
addressed and delivered, -
either by person or by
mail, preferably by spe-
cial delivery, registered
mail to:

Purchasing Office
1100 Simonton Street,
Room 1-213
Key West, FL 33040
All bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing.Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M., May 6,
2009. Any bids received
after this date and time
will be automatically re-
jected. Faxed or emailed
bids will also be automat-
ically rejected.

All bids must remain valid
for a period of One Hun-
dred and Sixty (160)
days. The Board will au-
tomatically reject the bid
of any person or affiliate
who appears on the con-
victed vendor list pre-
pared by the Department
of General Services,
State of Florida, under
Sec. 287.133(3)(d), FS
(1997).

Bid Security payable to
Monroe County Board of
County Commissioners
in the amount of five per-
cent (5%) of the Bid must
accompany each Bid in
accordance with the In-
structions to Bidders. The
Bidder awarded a con-
Continued on the
Next Column


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Legal Notices
tract in accordance with
this notice shall post a
public construction bond
guaranteeing completion
and quality of the work
under the drawings and
specifications.

All bids, including the rec-
ommendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-.
da, for final awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all bids, to waive
informalities in any or all
bids, and to re-advertise
for bids; and to separate-
ly accept or reject any
item or items of bid and to
award and/or negotiate a
contract in the best inter-
est of the County.

Dated at Key West,
Florida, this 9th day of
.March, 2009.

MonroeCounty
Purchasing Department

Publish March 21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.7345200

IN THE COUNTY
COURT OF THE 16TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO:
2004-SC-358-K

Lily Marks,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
All Keys Appliances
LTD.
Terry M. Pollard,
Defendants,

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that under and by
virtue of a Default Final
Judgment entered by the
Circuit Court in and for
Monroe County, Florida
on the 4th day of Novem-
ber, 2004, and by virtue
of a Writ of Execution is-
sued in the above styled
cause on the 24th day of
January, 2006, I1, Robert
P. Peryam, Sheriff of
Monroe County, Florida
have levied upon and will
offer for sale and sell to
the highest bidderfor
cash, subject to any
mortgages or liens there-
on, in the morning on the
22nd day of April, 2009,
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Next Column


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at 10:30 A.M. at the front
door of the Monroe
County Courthouse 500
Whitehead St., Key
West, Florida, the inter-
ests of Terry M. Pollard
defendant in execution,
in the following described
property, subject to any
and all other liens, taxes,
judgements, or encum-
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branches whatsoever:

Lot 8, Block 3, Harbor
Isles Subdivision, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book
4, Page 98, of the Pubic
Records of Monroe
County, Fla

DATED this 16th day of
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110
Legal Notices

March, 2009.

ROBERT P. PERYAM,
Sheriff Monroe County,
Florida
BY: Rachelle Gates,
Supervisor
Civil Process Division

Publish March 21, 28
April 4, 11 2009
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110
Legal Notices

No.7386500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE:
ANCHOR TOWING
gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
04/03/2009,08:00 am at
189 US HIGHWAY 1
KEY WEST, FL
33040-5476, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes.
ANCHOR TOWING
reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1996 OLDSMOBILE/
CIERA
1G3AJ55M9T6325953
2007 HYUNDAI/
SONATA
5NPEU46F77H161469
UNK 14FT
FIBERGLASS/BOAT
FLZP6647B300
1993 YAMAHAIRIVA
JYA4FBA04PA009309
Publish March 21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.7390100
.Meeting Notice
Florida Keys Fishing
Tournaments, Inc. (for
the Monroe County
Tourist Development
Council's Fishing
Umbrella) will hold their
General Membership
Meeting on Wednesday
April 1,2009 at 7:00
p.m. at the Marathon
Library, 3251 Overseas
Highway. For more
information regarding
this meeting, please
contact Christina at
305-872-2233.
All Fishing Umbrella
Meetings are open to the
public.
Publish March 21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.7392700
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
given that on 5/20/09 at
10:30 AM, the following
vessel will be sold at pub-
lic auction for unpaid
storage fees due totaling
$3012.48 pursuant to
F.S. 328.17. The Vessel
is (year) 97 (make) XNA2
(FL#) FL4181LM (Hull
ID#) XNA55312G797.
Continued on the
Next Column


110
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Enforcement of this lien
is being held at and by:
COCO PLUM MARINA
& STORAGE, INC. 66
COCO PLUM DR.,
MARATHON, FL 33050.
Leinor reserves the right
to bid. Current vessel
owner is:
SEAN M. OSKVAREK
2033 WESTBURY DR.
WOODRIDGE, IL 60517.
Interested parties:
SEAN M. OR DEBBIE
OSKVAREK, 14 11TH
ST., KCB, FL 33051
Publish
March 21, 28, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.7462100
MONROE COUNTY
TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL -
DISTRICT ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
MEETINGS
DAC I will meet on
Wednesday April 8,
2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the
Pier House in Key
West.
DAC II will meet on
Tuesday April 7,2009 at
6:00 p.m. at the
Lower Keys Chamber
of Commerce in Big
Pine Key.
DAC III will meet on
Wednesday April 8,
2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Marathon Community
Theatre.
DAC IV will meet on
Tuesday April 7,2009 at
2:00 p.m. at the
Holiday Isle Resort in
Islamorada.
DAC V will meet on
Tuesday April 7,2009 at
10:00 a.m. at the Key
Largo Grande Resort.
All DAC meetings are'
open to the public.
Publish March 21,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.7518400
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC SALE
PARADISE TOWING,
INC., gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these
vehicles on 04/02/2009
at 8:30 A.M. at 5409
OVERSEAS HWY #317,
MARATHON, FL
33050-2710. pursuant to
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110
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subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes.
PARADISE TOWING,
INC. reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1994 BUICKVIN#
1 G4NV5534RC272243
2003 VOLKWAGEN
VIN# .
3VWSE69M83M027674
2002 ATLAS VIN#
5EXBB121X2M121274
1999 KAWASKI VIN #
JKBVNAE11XA089652
2004 PLE 1 VIN #
PLE31841K304
2004 PLE 1 VIN#
PLE 32291 K304
1995 FORD VIN #
1FMDA41X3SZA54520
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Available FT/PT NURSE
Key West + Satellite of-
fices- Will train- Surgical
skills needed.
Pruett Dermatology
Fax Resume 664-8898

INOW
LPN private care.
My 24 yr. old daughter.
Tues. & Weds., 8:30 PM
, 5:30 AM. Private pay,
631-831-0879.Start
ASAP.
270
Office - Clerical
Available FT/PT CLERI-
CAL Isla. Will Train -
Phone, Computer & Or-.
ganization skills needed.
Pruett Dermatology
Fax resume 664-8898
BOOKKEEPER P/T
Exp'd in small payroll,
A/P and A/R. Work with
Gen. Bus. Mgr., Treasur-
er & Finance Committee
ia vibrant work place.
Send resume to Mara-
thon Community Thea-
ter, c/o Loretta Geotis,
5101 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, Fl 33050 or
fax to 305-743-2408, or
email to gm@
marathontheater.orq.



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Registered ER Nurse - night shifts
O.R. Surgical Tech
Physical Therapist
Human Resources Assistant
3301 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
www.fishermenshospital.com
Human Resources: (305) 743-5533 cxt. 5563
FAX: (305) 289-6459
Email: michele. teller@luna.com
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


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Plantation Key-
Convalescent Center
48 Highpoint Road,
Tavernier, Fl 33070


CNA's
Night Shift / Day Shift

LPN's & RN's
Night Shift / Day Shift

Data Input
Computer exp. Some Medical

305-852-3021 Ext. 3803 Kelly
DFWP/EOE


REGISTERED NURSES: LOWER KEYS & KEY WEST
Registered nurses to provide direct service and case
management for a medically complex caseload of
Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice patients residing
in the Lower Keys and Key West. Practice within an
interdisciplinary team in a dynamic non-profit organiza-
tion, primarily making assessments and follow-up
visits using a point of care system. General computer
competency and excellent communication skills are
a must. BSN and Med-Surg experience preferred..
Proven leadership skills and ability to work independ-
ently yet within a team structure required. Competitive
compensation based on experience, including on-call.
Health, dental, & 403(b) plans included in an
excellent benefits pkg.




Contact
Hospice A Visiting Nurse Association
of the Florida Keys
1319 William Street, Key West, Fl 33040
305-294-8812 Ext. 13
Fax: 305-294-9348 Email: hr@hospicevna.com
EOE Drug Free Workplace


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Healthcare


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Healthcare


bluegreert
THE HAMMOCKS AT MARATHON
Join "Team Hammocks" and work in a fun and exciting environment.
Wp offer growth opportunities, a competitive salary and
an excellent benefit package.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
* Activities Coordinator
* Room Attendant
* Lunch/Dinner Cook
* Wait Staff for Breakfast - Sat/Sun/Mon

Please email confidential resume to: carlos.deiesus(@bluegreencorp.com
or
Apply in person: 1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon * MM 48.2 Bayside EOE


Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.


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270
Office - Clerical
Experienced Legal
Secretary, Marathon.
Must be excellent at
composition and accu-
rate typist with thorough
knowledge of Florida civil
pleadings and proce-
dure, as well as having
excellent people and
organizational skills.
Please do not apply with-
out at least these creden-
tials. Please reply to: Box
C2706, C/O Keynoter,
PO Box 500158,
Marathon, Fl 33050.
OFFICE ASSIST
Office exp a MUST,
quickbooks, phone sales,
customer service. Apply
in person Ore Seafood,
1264 Ocean View Ave.
end of 15th St.
RECEPTIONIST
With excellent phone
skills to work a regular
schedule Mon-Weds-Fri.
Additional hours will oc-
casionally be required
based on work load and
vacation schedules. Boat
knowledge is a plus.
Send resume online to
Sherry@marathonboat
yard.com or fax to 305-
743-4042. EOE MFDV



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275
Professional
Part-time teaching
opportunities for the
Summer and/or Fall
Term at Florida Keys
Community College.
Instructors are needed at
our Marathon and Coral
Shores centers in the
following disciplines:
Biology and Micro Biolo-
gy, Nursing, Anatomy &
Physiology, Math,
Psychology, Spanish,
History and Fine Arts.
Master degree required.
Pay based on degree
held. Employment app
location and information
available online at
www.fkcc.edu or call
305-809-3117.
EOE. M/F/D/Vt


280 * Restaurants-
Bars - Hotels
BIG PINE KEY FISHING
LODGE is looking for a
FIT hskpr, 8-3 pm, incl.
weekends. Exc. starting
pay w/benefits. 872-2351
Now hiring for Assist-
ant Mgr. Must have reli-
able transportation & be
able to workflexible hrs.
Exp. preferred. Apply in
person MM 82.5, Burger
King. Any question
please call Barbie
664-9292.
285
Situations Wanted
Boat captain needs work
Dive/charter/private,
1600 ton uscg lic. dive
master. 850-449-5478
g.holcombomchsi.com
Personal Assist, C.N.A.
I will drive you, do your
errands, lite cooking, el-
derly care. Love pets!
Have car! 773-576--0645

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Business Services
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Business? See the
Florida Keys Business
Directory in every Issue
of the Keynoter!_
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Services
Looking for a Local
Service? See the .
Florida Keys Business
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500
MERCHANDISE

545 * Yard Sales-
Flea Markets
EXERCISE EQUIPT.
Dishwasher, Elect.
Range, ETC. ETC.
A LOT OF STUFF!
Mthn, 305-395-0955
104AVE., G
COCO PLUM
Something for Everyone!
Fri 3/20 & Sat, 3/21.
8-?? Marathon
10991 5th Ave, Gulf,-
Marathon All kinds of
stuff!!! Come and SEE!!
Sat FEB 21,.8 am -4 pm
2129 Yellowtail Ave.
behind the airport.
Marine Parts & MORE!
Something for Everyone!
Sat 8-?, Marathon
122nd St., Marathon
AIR CONDITIONED!!
San Pablo Parish Hall
Yard Sale!! Too many
items to mention!!
Sat., March 21, 7am-1 pm
232 WEST SEAVIEW
DR., DUCK KEY.
Bikes, patio furn, home
decor, stereo clothes.
Saturday March 21,8-12
575
Pets
Bengals/Savannahs for
Adoption. Need Spay/
Neuter. Marble Kitten for
sale, Medical reasons.
After4:00 pls., 304-1617
590
Miscellaneous
ELEVATOR LIFT
CHAIR Used inside
under porch.
Good Condition! 12' lift
$1000 305-743-3691.
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy. Mthn. 743-6506


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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

FURNITURE
Great assortment.
Sofa's, dinnettes, and
more. Why buy brand
new? Quality, clean
pre-owned. Call for
details. 305- 664-5519.
Gas generator
1800 watt Coleman, 4 yrs
old., runs great. $200,
OBO. 664-7648.
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305-743-4578
SEWING MACHINE
Commercial $600, for
Canvas.
Evinrude 4HP, Fresh
water only 305-289-7536
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Beige,
newly new!
$100.772-766-3873
Swivel boarding
cannon $275;
44 Magnum powerhead
$75; 320 qt. fish cooler
$75. 305-395-8734
3 Pc. Cherry Entert. Ctr.
w/doors. Bookcases on
side w/ shelves. Closed
cabinets below. Set incl.
(2) End tbls. & 27" Sony
TV $550 for all Cash only!
Must See 305 664 2905

600
FINANCE

610 * Business
Opportunities
DAY SPA 2200Sq/ft.
Equipt for nails, tan, mas-
sages, Lse CHEAP in
Key West, 586-615-3559



Extra Income
Opportunities!
If interested please
contact # listed below:
302-462-6502
620
Money to Loan
WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121,
Mthn. Call 305-743-4603

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700
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent

A DUCK KEY ANNUAL
rental. Furn/unfurn. Pris-
tine, 3/2. Near Club Duck
Key. $1950/mo. Owner/
Broker 631-255-4644
A DUCK KEY Spacious
2/2 Canal, Dockage,
View! Furn/Unfurn, tile,
c/a, w/d, Pets OK $1800
F/L/S 305-743-0003
ANNUAL RENTALS
2/2 Condo $1000.
2/1 Canal front $1000.
2/1.5 BPK $1100.
3/2 Grassy Key $1295.
Call Barbara at CBSRE
305-289-6499
BAYVIEW@ MM 89
LRG. 2B/1.5b 2000 sq. ft.
w/15'x30' Great rm, C/ac,
W/D, all tile $1400 + Util
2154998288
BEAUTIFUL UPSCALE
Lg 2/2 CBS home MM 22,
Davits, Cement Seawall,
w/d, c/a, $2000/mo+ until.
Avail. 5/1 F/L/S 745-6542
BIG PINE double wide
trailer, 2/2.31267 Ave E.
W/D, A/C, fen yard, pets
nego. $1100/mo. F/S. AvI
4/1. 305-872-2055
BIG PINE, FULLY
FURN. 3/2.5, pool, canal,
stilts, impact windows,
storage. Pet ok. $1975/m
+ util. 215-681-5868
BIG PINE KEY 3/2,
Waterfront, new house,
$1400/mo FLS,
Remax-Key to the Keys,
Call 305-743-2300
BIG PINE KEY, nice 2/2
canal-front stilt home w/
screened porch, central
air, dock, annual lease.
No dogs. $1600/mo. +
util, F/L/S. 305-304-9128
BIG PINE Lrg 2/1, deep
water canal w/dockage.
C/A, W/D, fen yard, cable
incl. Eden Pines area!
$1475 mo. 305-395-0816
CUDJOE KEY Annual
lease, 3 BR, 2 BA, canal
home w/dock & storage
down. $1675/mo. F/L/S.
305-872-5067
DUCK KEY 3/3
$2100/mo + util/yard
maint. F/L/S .
Available NOW!!
Kristen 305-664-1453
EDENAIRE Tavernier
Home 3/2 up, 2/1 dwn
Faces Tavernier Creek,
$1850 mo305-213-7008
FOR RENT:Tavernier
NICE 3/2, Deck, Quiet-
Neighborhood, Close to
Shopping & Hosp, $1500
F/S 304-6337, 393-1617
GRASSY KEY 2/2 furn/
unfurn, cath ceil, deck,
quiet neighborhood, yrly
lease, $1600/mo + util.
AvI 5-1. 305-923-6161
Islamorada MM82 Furn,
1/1., Oceanview, beach.
Beautiful, quiet! $1100/
mo. Water,cable, share
elect, resp N/S. 664-5888


710
Homes for Rent
ISLAMORADA MM88
2/2, W/D, fenced yard,
quiet street. $1500/mo +
util. 305-395-1447
KEY LARGO-MM 104,
Ocean side, 3/1, Remod-
eled, unfurn, Section 8
ok. 786-258-2717 or
305-323-3499
KL-IMMACULATE,
LARGE 2/2 on Penne-
kamp Park hammock.
Wood floors, vaulted,
lovely deck. Pet ok. HO
park/ramp $1685/mo
305-395-9194
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
Also apt. 305-872-3602
or cell: 305-481-4763
LONG KEY, 2/2, on
canal, $1250/mo F/L/S.
Avail NOW!!!.
CB Schmitt RE,
Marsha, 305-289-6522
MARATHON 2/2 yearly
rental, w/d, fridge, range,
unfurn., Avail. April 1.
$1700/mo FL/S
Call Todd 743-9424
MARATHON; 3/2;
$1500 Unfurnished,
Long term, W/D; F/L/S
(305)481-0367

Waterfront
Marathon 3/2 deep
water 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, canal front
home
$1800/mo, $1000 dep
305-731-9075

I REEPKE0p

MARATHON 3/2,
TOWNHOME
Community Pool, Dry
Lot, $1650/mo, F/L/S,
Gall 305-923-1209
MARATHON New 3/2
stilt home, unfurnished,
deck, yard, F/S.
$1400/mo.
(305) 872-9580
MM 105 Large 4 Bed-2
bath Contractors home
on Bay-side canal.
Davits, Pool, Hottub, Tiki
bar. 3rd floor Master Suit.
Built in 2004--large lot-
private and beautiful!
$2900 moAnual lease
F-L-S. Call 664-7328
MM 108 3/2 Lrg. BR's,
C-A/C, Irg. screen rm,
oceanside HO Pk. w/
ramp. $1500/mo.
394-0266. -
MM 27, Big Torch 2/2
Canal, 60' dock, furn:
Avail NOW! Everything
included, SUPER NICE!
Call 786-402-7246
MM 90 B/S 1/1 on canal.
BEAUTIFUL Back Yard
Car port at door, Quiet
Clean, W/D no smk./pets.
$900mo. 305-852-6452
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710
Homes for Rent
MM 90 Large Private 4
Rm on Canal, Dockage
up to 30', Furn, Incl. All
Util., 6 mo min. No Smkrs
or Pets. $1500
305-481-4865
MM 92 3/2 stilt, Ocean
view across from Harry
Harris Park. $1850. Call
305-962-9639-
Mthn Lg 3/2, deep canal.
7 mos @ $1600, all appis
+ utils. Unfurn, can furn.
Pets ok. 850-251-7743
PLANTATION KEY MM
90,2/1, Nicely Furn. or
Unfurn. 160' Palm Gar-
den Lot, Clean, Breezy,
W/D, 60' MH, fla. room.
Resdnt'l Nghbrhd $1020,
305-393-7085
Rental hse ocn/dock
annual @ 2.2K mo, no
smk. 145 Galleon, Isla,
3/2 + loft. 954-369-6974
SOMBRERO 3/2.5
deep water dock, 1600
sq/ft IMMACULATE, bit
2002, $1895/mo + util.
386-677-8085 or
386-295-6423
Tavernier 2/1, pan-
oramic bayview, tile thru-
out, island kitchen, Irg.
lot. $1500/mo.
305-598-8719.
Tavernier O/S, historic
area. 4/2, AC, W/D, gran-
ite counters, SS appls.
Oceanview with water
access, 5 lots, fenced.
$2500 month. 305-453-
3086, cell 203-273-9553
Waterfront, 3/2 w/50ft of
dock, w/d, wood deck
w/chickee hut near dock.
$1600/mo 786-344-8879
marrero31@aol.com
712 * Mobile Homes
for Rent



A2BR/1BA
MM 95 O/S. $900 mo.-
Contact Barbara
305-972-4709
GRASSY KEY 3/2. On
canal. Large lot& park-
ing lot. $1450/mo, incl all
util. Call 305-216-6300
MARATHON 1 bd 2 ba on
canal w/dockage, Keys
RV Park, newly
remodeled, $900/mo
305-743-0222
MARATHON 2/1 RV
HOME Screened porch,
Ocean View, apple, a/c
units, $900/mo F/S,
305-872-4144
Marathon Furnished 1/1,
walk to shops. Cable,
shed & boat ramp. Long
*term avail. $800/mo.
913-707-7533
MARATHON, KEYS RV
1-2 bd/1 ba w/ FL room-
Covered 30ft dock/deck,
Cable incl., $950/mo +
util. 305-587-1512

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


Marathon, Keys RV Prk
2BR, 1BA, furnished,
cable included. Yearly
lease. $750 mo + utils.
305-360-7666. -
MM 101,2/1 Remod-
eled, tile fl., new kitch. &
bath. Fenced. 2 HO PKs.
$1100. Section 8 appr
oved. 305-552-6720.
MOBILE HOME,
OCEAN FRONT, 1/1, in
newly renovated upscale
area. $750/mo + util.
F/L/S 305-509-7133
RENTAL,Trailer 2Bd/1.5
Newly Refurbished w/pri-
vate Beach, Buttonwo6d
Bay Area $1,085/mo.
Also AVailable 2/2 $875
Pis call 305-586-6691
RV LOT FOR RENT
Marathon Ocean Front
Park $600/mo,
305-731-5042

725 * Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent

A2/1 Apt. MM 98.
Nicely kept. Access to
beach. CBS. $1,050.
305-851-1577.
A Great Location 51 st
Gulf, Mthn, 1/1 C/A, W/D
hk up, quiet, clean, pets
OK. $900 + dep. Some
util incl. (305) 304-8702
Affordable inr Marathon
Move in Now! Wkly or
monthly from $225/wk, all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock-
age avl. 305-289-0800
ANGLERS DR., MTHN
Lg 2/3 duplex, canal, 50'
dock, unfurn, lease, no -
pets or smoke. $1500/mo
F/L/S (305) 743-7135
BIG PINE, 2/1 Ground
Level Waterfront, boat
dock, w/d hk-up, MUST
SEE!! $1175/mo F/S
305-872-2952
BIG PINE KEY 1/1
Studio on Canal. Priv.
patio, tiled thru-out, F/L/S
no pets/smoke $950/mo
603-359-0895_
BIG PINE KEY
Half duplex 2/1, on canal.
F/L/S. Pets negotiable.
$1100 mo. 872-2451
CHARMING Lg. Apt,
Kitchen, Living rm, 1
bdrm, Directly on BAY
w/ boat slip!! $1000/mo
+ half utils. 743-3478
COCO PLUM 1/1 Water-
front, Dockage, ramp,
pool, tennis, $1395/mo
+ elect. F/L/S
305-731-5522
Effic $850 MM 100furn,
new kitchen/bath/ac, incl
water/elec/cable/internet
access/WD. No pets, no
smoking. Mo to Mo lease
305.394.0173
Executive Bay 2/2.
Monthly $2000 4 mo min.
or $1200 mo yrly lease.
o.b.o. 786-554-0004

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WaterfrontA
Hawk's Cay Conch
Villa. Furn., ling term -
rental avail. 4/2009.
423-791-0129.
Islamorada MM 82, 2/2,
1100 sq. ft. $1400/mo.,
util. incl., F/L/S.
305-393-3377.
ISLAMORADA Very Lg.
apt. on the water. Fur-
nished, year lease,
$1200/mo, F/$1500 Sec.
Util inch 305-664-8033
Islamorada Villas. MM
82.5. New all tiled, 2BR/
1BA $1300 -$1400 mo.
plus util. 305-484-8581.
KCB HALF DUPLEX
2 BR 2 BA,W/D, Tile
floors, A/C, Dock.
$1100/mo
Call 481-8254
KCB- HALF DUPLEX,
Furnished, 2/2, On canal,
w/d, $1400/mo F/L/S
305-849-1299
KCB NEW3 BR2 BTH
150 8th St., $2200/mo
F/L/S, 305-743-5407 or
732-996-9591
Key Colony Beach, very
clean, 2/2, patio, ample
prkng, all appi inc. W/D. 6
mo min. Pet nego. $1400/
mo. Call 330-618-4056
Key Largo Beach new
beautiful studio apt. Furn.
or unfurn., $850 incl utils
plus cable. F/L/S.
305-453-1736 or
305-394-0917.
Key Largo MM 102 3/2
upper, furn, $1500; 1/1
furn, lower, $850, no pets
/smokers, 305-970-4344
305-904-8866
Key Largo MM99 ocean
front, lower studio, scrn
prch, incl util & Indry. Sm
boat dockage on Irg prop
Remod. $1050, FLS. Avl.
4-1. 248-214-7301 owner
Layton MM 62 - Half
Duplex 2 BR Waterfront.
$1200/mo F/L/S. Call
Remax Keys to the Keys
(305) 743-2300
-LONG KEY Spacious
apt 1500 sq ft, 2/2 full bth,
-Bay View $1200/mo
willbilly@aol.com
305-304-7530
MARATHON 1/1 Private,
very quiet, Lg. carport,
covered porch, w/d, F/S
$880/mo 724-355-8521
Marathon 2/1 Condo, on -
canal, walk to Sombrero
Bch. New paint,
$1100/m + util F/L/S
305-743-4536
MARATHON 2/2
DUPLEX, on canal, tile
floors, c/ac, w/d hook-up,
$1500/mo + util.
305-684-0001
MARATHON 2/3, Tile/
carpet, raised Duplex,
scrnd balcony, Deep Ca-
nal, Gulf side, $1500/mo
F/L/S 386-405-5237
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


MARATHON 3/1.5, *
2nd floor, no pets,
$1400/mo incl. util.
F/L/S 305-743-6359
MARATHON 3/2
Top floor, gulf view.
Furnished. $2000 Mro.
F/L/S. 743-7353,
cell 330-606-4782
Marathon/Coco Plum ,
Waterfront! 20 Coco
Plum Dr. 2/1 $975 +
electric. 305-871-4653
MARATHON duplex apt.
2/2, 1000 sf. 10834 5th
Ave. Gulf. Sturdy
construction. $1300/mo.
F/L/S. 289-1887
MARATHON EFFY
26th St., Ocean, Avail.
April 1. Water incl.
$645/mo F/L/S -
Call 394-3923
Marathon Gorgeous
Bay views! Spacious 2/1
apt. Approx 1300 sf, scrd
porch, cov'd prkg, W/D
hkup, quiet mix use bldg-,
$1200 & utils. F/S.
395-6050, 289-0045,
743-9437.
MARATHON
Grassy Key Efficy
Furn., incl utils & cable,
parking. $690 mo.
305-481-4301

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MARATHON
Half duplex, furnished
2/1. F/L/$550 security.
305-393-6618
MARATHON NICE 2/1
DUPLEX FL Room,
central A/C, W/D.
$1200 mo plus utils.
F/L/S. 305-743-3847
Marathon One Half
Duplex on a quiet street.,*
1 BR, 1 BA. $900/mo.
Call Jim, 305-923-9422
MARATHON SMALL
Effy. Unfurn, use of w/d,
no pets, $750/mo incl.
water/elec. $300 Dep.
305-743-7580
MARATHON Unfurn, 2
bd, $1100/mo, Furn, 1
bd, $1000/mo. New, tile,
C/A, W/D, Storage.
Call 954-599-7114
Marathon unfurnished, 1
large BR, living room
kitchen, centrally located.
$900/mo inc. water and
garbage. 305-393-9345
MM 105, 1BDRM, 1BTH,,
Lg priv yard. sm pet ok,
Util incl. $925/mo F/S
754-224-0825
MM 90 Harry Harris Pk
2/1 dplx, near bch & boat
ramp. C/A, W/D hookup.
$950 mo. 718-428-1374
MM 95 Studio for rent
All Util Inc. $675 mo
F& S Private entr& pkg.
786-423-1449

Waterfront
MM50 MTHN 3/2.5, _.
Remodeled, new kitchen,
pool, canal, also avail-
able for sale, 6 or 12 mo
lease, 561-215-8855








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REAL ESTATE AGENT
SI DIRECTORY


Jo Ann Cook-Kuipers, P.A.
9141 Overseas Hwy, Marathon
(305) 360-7968
joann@acresales.com


Toni Smith, Realtor
30368 Overseas Hwy, BPK
(305)923-7522
toni l8@aoLcom


David Grego
Broker/Owner
(305) 743-8328
J.[o .' ."-- ell" .ur, ,,L-r


Roberta M. Castillo
-'W ", ' , h .. j u r r.. 1j j
(305) 923-4668
RoCastillo@bellsouth.net


Advrts hee Cal 743-555


712 * Mobile Homes
for Rent


$800 peI month.
Rent to Own 2004
1 BD Mobile Home
on Lakefront ot.
Pool, Clubhouse,
Fishing Dock.
Unbelievable
opportunity to own
like new home
on beautiful .ot.
15 minutes to Key West
Call Joe 305-304-M627




725 eApt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
MM90 1 BDAPT
On Canal, Dockage
Available, Pets OK,
$800/mo, incl. util.
772-546-5855
MTHN 2/1 SOMBRERO,
condo, very nice, very
clean, On canal. Water&
cable incl. $1100/mo
305-304-5965
OPEN WATER VIEW!!
Designer Half Dup, 2/1.5,
" tile flrs/mrbl cntrs, stilts,
'Hurr.Sh'uters, w/d, d/w,
$1575/mo 305-342-1167
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


790 * Business
Property 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
* 0 S � 0


725 e Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
Port Largo 1/1 water-
front. Sm. pet OK. $900
mo. incl. elec., F/L/S.
1-786-295-3232.
2/1 Upstairs.Bayviews,
MM 94, unfurn., very
nice. $1250 incl. util.
847-494-0600.
2/2 condo B/S, 2 pools,
tennis, marina, furn.,
ready to move in.
305-463-0565.


1BR/1BA ground fir.
w/boat dock/ priv ramp,
B/S. 147 Tequesta.
$850/Mo. Avail, mid
March. 970-921-6355.
740 * Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
MM82 Ocean view,
beach, 2 furn. rooms.
Sep entr, $600-$750/mo
Quiet. Cable/ph. Share
kit, ba. N/S. 664-5888

CALL CLASSIFiED 743-5551


750
Vacation Rentals
Affordable Rates
Daily-Weekly-Monthly
Luxury Vacation Villas
Key Largo to Key West
Call 305.853.5000
keyscaribbean.com
Furn duplex 4/2 on
ocean canal, dock for 25'
boat, Avail Long or Short
Term 305-852-5853 or
394-2481.
KCB-BEAUTIFUL
Recently Renov. 2/2,
Ocean Front Condo,
Priv. Sandy Bch. & Pool.
Avail Long term May 1
Call 305-743-0173
Long Key Luxury House
4/2. Dock 90' ocean side,
pets ok. $1900 mo, call
for wk rate 305-205-6964
Luxurious bayfront
condo 2/1.5, avail, for
winter 09. Furn. w/an-
tiques and decorative
items. 305-667-3862.
MM 105 3/2 Home
ca-nal, furn. davits, tiki,
avail long/short term.
$2400 786-253-6590. 5
GALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


750
Vacation Rentals
Mthn/Coco Plum 2/1
Open Bay View, scrnd
porch, carport, spa, furn/
unfurn, cable, dock, spe-
cial rate! 305-289-1361
NO NAME KEY2/2
Secluded, solar powered'
home, Key Deer Refuge
Monthly. 561-736-0786
Seasonal/Monthly.
Beautiful Sunset Dr. in
Islamorada, 2/2 on ocean
access canal. $2800 +
security & cleaning
561-818-2598.
Want to Rent--Ocean-
side 2 br home w/dock.
MM 94-84. From 12/1/09-
4/1/10. Mature couple.
$2000/mo 305-205-5561
790 * Business
Property for Rent
BPK Commercial Ware-
house/storage Unit
500 sf $400/mo; 1000 sf
$800/mo. MM31 Indus-
trial Rd. 305-522-5841
Comm/Office US 1,
Marathon Apx 1500 sf,
great prkng. 2 entrances.
Could divide. Ideal medi-
cal office. 395- 6050,
289-0045,743-9437
Commercial Store
frontage for lease.
Approx. 500 sq. ft on
US1, MM 82 oceanside.
305-664-3662.
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
MARATHON - US-1
Prime Location. Prof Of-
fices. 270 sq ft. and 550
sq ft. Avail. Immediately
305-743-6088
MTHN OVERLOOKING
US1, Prime Loc., Mid
,TpwnProf Bldg. 270 sf,
Amp-le parkring Avail
'I nITl .--_ "05- 74 -1 -.r. ) 8


810
Homes for Sale


810
Homes for Sale


Beautiful, Quality Home! Waterfront, 5bd/3ba

11 9Oi bec.,nd Ave. I-ulf * .:, ithon L.e., FL 33t1.50
Call 2c. 1.52.' 18') or
www.marathonkeyhouse.com

Different from Most!
Lease to Own. Cozy 3/2
Large Master w/jaccuzzi. Wood & Tile Floor
MM102 0/S
Call for Details 931 307 6643


790 * Business
Property for Rent
OFFICE SPACE-
On Aviation, in Marathon.
Kitchen facility, full bath,
Commercial ONLY
$500/mo 225-362-7935
PINK PLAZA CENTER
MM103 FOR LEASE
600 sq ft Furn. Office,
1000 sq ft Medical Off.
5000 sq ft Office
515 244-1005
Very Nice Office Space
MM 99.1600sf w/two
baths. Furnished or Un-
furnished. 305-942-3334
795
Miscellaneous
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
VACATION PACKAGE
June 19-26, only $900 for
up to 4 people (1 br & pull-
out couch) Kitchen, pool,
hot tub, activity room.
ON THE BOARDWALK
next to Sands & Trump
hotels! 305-395-0213
Modular Home Terra
Marine Park, 24th St.
Mthn, 2/2, Furn, on water,
h20 & cable incl. $1300
ALSO, RV lot 40' max,
incl. h20, elec & cbl
$1300 305-743-6789

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


800
REAL ESTATE SALES

810
, Homes for Sale
A Sellers, List for as
low as 1.5% Buyers get
up to $5000 rebate.
keyswiderealty.com
305-745-8815
Conch Key Historical
Landrnark for sale. Very
unique, one of a kind. Tile
and wood floors. New
appliances. Beautiful
waterviews from upstairs
balcony.
gbecked@aol.com
HOUSEBOAT 2/1, Mthn.
Priv. marina, furn., tiki
hut, low rent. Cony loc.
Bargain quiet. Reduced!
$27K. 305-743-5218
PET FRIENDLY!!
Probably the nicest
Mobile Home in the Keys.
Recent $100K 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
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


810
Homes for Sale
Tavernier 4B/2bth
House Swim pool, 2 car
Garage, Near H.S.
Riviera Dr. $1800/mo
216-509-4400
812 * Mobile Homes
for Sale
MM 920/S 2BR/2BA,
W/D, 3 sheds, car cano-
py. Move in condition.
$49,500.410-459-7667.
MM 95.4,2/1 MH 4 SALE
l2x60furn., adult, gated-
w/boat ramp $39,500, Lot
rent $460 (303) 489 3122
2/1 MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE. $15K. +
$650/mo. lot rent.
305-360-2218
2006 14x60,2 BR, 2BA,
many options. Central
A/C, MUST BE MOVED.
$40K obo. 305- 743-2169
33 ft PROWLER TRL
101 11th St. Ocean,
Breeze Park West. $6K
941-809-0594 or
941-756-0213-MM 47


March 21, 2009


SPECIAL FINANCING 5% DOWN
OWNER ASSISTED FINANCING
3% INTEREST
RV Vacationers - Any stay, first 2 nights FREE
(C.i ., ...ilabli,s t l . 3 5 . . 797- 84a'ln .:q...;r d
Call Joe Cleghorn (305) 797-5184








March 21, 2009


880 * Lots Acreage 880 * Lots - Acreage


880 * Lots - Acreage 880 * Lots - Acreage
for Sale for Sale


RV LOT FOR SALE

$65,000

6099 Overseas Highway, Marathon

Br uce Schmitt
Broker/'As-0ociate?

-.ir.iih.n E L .rl- i
~�~,(305)395-2720


825* Condo-
Duplex for Sale



Key Largo, by owner,
1/1, 1stfl., hhdcpfriendly,
tile, new appliances,
clean & classy. Now
$189K. 724-321-1320.
jest4fun@bentcom.net
845 * Other Florida
for Sale
Estate Home & Stables
on Intracoastal.
Ft. Myers area.
239-770-8151.
bellaislesforsale.com
880 * Lots Acreage
for Sale
Boat lot for sale.
MM 97.5 Oceanside
deep water access.
Up to 53 ft.,tripple piling
concrete dock, protected
basin. 20x50 lot.
$149,000.664-7648.
CANAL LOT-
KEYS RV
Needs dock repair.
$140KOBO
305-289-1940
Flamingo Isl/Mrthn Lot-
Permit approved for 3 BR
home, sewer lateral paid
& permit appr'd. $99,500.
401-639-0003, David

IWaterfrontj
MARATHON DEEP
Big Boat Canal. Seawall,
all permits & plans. Boot
Key Harbor, Ocean Bay
access. 305-923-6215
Mthn Stirrup Key lotw/
200 ft. con seawall, 5 ft
mlwfilled. Assessed @
$470K Make reasonable
offer! 772-284-5678
REDUCED! MTHN LOT
38ft x 66ft, RV, Mobile.
elec, water/sewer, cable,
dock. WAS $225K NOW
$170K OBO Own/Rent
Poss. owner Financing
760-340-1403/574-4915
*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 lowas 4.99%.$659K,
Clara, Chaplin RE
(305) 395-2095

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
10'2" DINGY
5hp engine, oars, trottle
ext., gas tank. Good
shape!$750.
937-417-1331_
10'2" Zodiac Rib '03
9.8 hp Tahatsu (low hrs.)
folding transom, exc.
cond. $1700 firm.
305-335-4355.
17' Boston Whaler
Montauk '82 88HP John-
son, trailer. Exc cond!
$7500.401-391-9514
19' MAKO, bimini, F/F,
radio, anchors, life jack-
ets, fenders, etc. 90 HP
Yamaha with low hrs. In
water. $5K. 743-8212
20' '95 Key West WA.
175 Evinrude, trailer +
many extras. Call for de-
tails. Must see! $9500
obo. 305-743-8414
20' -2001 PROLINE CC
T-top, Red hull & Top.
Merc 150, low hrs, w/trlr.
Blue Book $15K, sell
$11,500 305-747-0785
25' SEAVEE
Custom T-top/dive
platform, rigger w/trailer.
$5500 obo.
305-509-1376
27' Albemarle Express
'90, TwrW/Controls,
Twin gas I/B, Windless,
Full Electronics $25K Is-
lamorada 302-545-1032
27' Keys Krafts 9' 6"
beam, 225 MercO/B,
electr, outriggers, wind-
less cabin lots of deck
space $14,500 743-8865
30' BERTRAM '85 new
Twin 390 HP, gas, w/ 10
hrs. Windless, seadoor
outriggers. $63K.
305-743-4310


Classifieds 305-743-5551


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Miscellaneous


1150
-Power Boats
38' CUSTOM Commer-
cial '00.525 hp Cat, 14'
beam, with electronics.
ESTATE SALE! $18K.
305-872-2750
38.6 HATTERAS 1973
DCMY, 2 - 671 N., 800
hrs., new canvas & paint,
8 kw Onan. Exc cond!
$39K obo. 305-509-1376
2002 18' Polar Flats
Boat, Yam 60 hp., troll-
ing mtr, platform, push
pole incl. trailer, $9500
305-797-5831
CREST PONTOONS
Ever wonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543
1160
Sailboats
15' STARWIND,
with 1.2 HP eng., trailer,
$1200 305-205-6176 or
305-872-7253
17' Cape Cod Catboat
'99, I/O, 2 sails, keel 23"
draft, exc. cond. $12,900.
852-2825 or email
rsb44@aol.com
33' Glander. Custom
raised deck. Good sails,
great condition! 4 cyl.
diesel, shallow draft
$25K. (305) 743-3691
1170 Outboard
Inboard Engines
2001 EVINRUDE 200 HP
Outboard, Ficht injection,
2 stroke, in storage since
2005 $3900 OBO
586-703-8133
A BRAND NEW 2008
9.9 HP Mercury 4 stroke.
Never been used!
$1800. (305) 872-2750
CAT 3208
375HP 850 hours, incl
MG-507-1 transmission.
$5000. (305) 743-6405


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


CAIl CLASSIFIED 743-5551 CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1190
Miscellaneous


1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
50'x 24' Boat Slip @
Bonefish in Marathon for
rent @ $450/mo.
314-757-9077
iakerberq@gqmail.com
BOAT HOUSE MARINA
MM 54, Dry/Wet Slips
Monthly orAnnual
Dry: 36'L x 10'W x 13'H
Wet: 40' Long on Seawall
canal. For more info
Call 305-289-0064
Marathon-Live Aboard
Slips, Coco Plum Bch.
14.5 beam, $450mo +
elec. Yrly Ise, 2 free mo!
289-6505 CBSchmitt RE
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585. 731.3386
Up to 40'.
MM 90 O/S.
No liveaboards.
305-393-9256.
1190
Miscellaneous
8V92 735 hp, running
takeout, 300 hrs.;, spare
eng. for parts. $10,000,
OBO. 305-393-9256.
2005 & 2006 Yamaha's
2006 Sea Doo
Good condition.
305-289-7298
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hours! 904-262-2869





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Miscellaneous


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

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


1390
Miscellaneous


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

All real estate advertising
in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act of 1968,
As per and according to
Sec. 804 (42 U.SC.
3604) Discrimination in
sale or rental of housing
and other prohibited prac-
tices makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination
based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national
origin, or an intention
to make any such
preference. limitation or
discrimination"
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any
advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the
law.
For more
information:
www.hud.gov
Search words:
Fair Housing Act


1190
Miscellaneous



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
Boat storage & haul
outs. 80 ton 28' w/travel
lift. Do it yourself or we do
it boat yard. Fuel allow-
ance for travel to Key
Largo from Miami and
Lower Keys. Call for
lowest prices & details.
305-852-2025. www.
boatsandtires.com
Cats 3208's. 320; 375;
435 HP, rebuilt, bored,
sleeved, 3 ring pistn, war,
gears. Buying Cat, cum-
min cores. 904-262-2869
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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1390
Miscellaneous


SShowing & Sellin9g

Transportation


a43' Torres Sportfish
Excellent Charter Fish/Dive
vessel. Recreational or
Commercial., New 3126
Cats in 2003 (300 hrs. cur-






fno r uraes dr. n S i3 radar
700 series Elec. deep drop
reels- NEW. Large EZ












Liveaboard Docks
Anchor puller. In Islamorada












Mrthn, covwner selling dek
h ouse. Free wash/dryer
Wefo round. ach$585.ts731.3386
STORAGE 5000 sq ftor
Call Curt @












boat, trailers, RV, Const.
Mthn-Mariscellane Storage:us


Quality Rods & Reels
Outerbanks rovered w/3deck





reel $170;w privaOuterbanks
rod w/114HWL reel $360;
custom Outerbank rod
w/9/0 reel $340, cust rod
Tackle Box Inc Shamano
6500 reel $180. Not a
dealer. 305-515-0031

1300

TRANSPORTATION


Cars
Trucks
Boats
Campere i

$39.00 For Two Runs
Saturday / Wednesday
(1 col. x 3", 2 Run Min.)

Deadline Wednesday 5:00


KEYNOTER
CALL:
$ 305-743-5551

1350
Automobiles
'84 MONTE CARLO SS
P/W, P/L, Cold A/C,
Runs Good. $1400
305-395-0597
'85 Chev Corvette
In excellent condition.
4-speed with overdrive,
$12,500.305-743-2458

immaculate
98 Cadillac Eldorado,
100 K miles.
$6000.
305-852-9798.
1984 Mercedes 380 SE.
Good condition.
$1950 obo. Marathon.
573-280-4078
1360 * Mopeds-
Motorcycles
HONDA HELIX scooter
237 cc's, water cooled,
bright red, only 8900 mi.
Runs great! $1600.
Call 305-481-1398


25' Coachman trailer.
2003.248 TB, turnkey.
$6K. Call Joe
484-431-6885



CALL

CLASSIFIED



743-5551


AAAA, All Tires of Mon-
roe County. Located
boats & tires. Whole sale
tires to the public. Largest
inventory. 305-852-2025.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans, trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305.332.0483
2003 CHEVY IMPALA
52,800 miles, Sunroof,
EXC Cond. $6000
305-743-9145 or
207-341-2192

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1350 1380 * Campers-
Automobiles Recreational Vehicles






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44 SaturdayMarch 21 9


That's what family members of Gardens' residents are saying today...


"The Palace 'Gardens has been mutually
beneficial to Mom and me for the last 9 years.
She receives wonderful care and I no longer
worry about her well-being. I can only imagine
how hard it must be for other adult children
who constantly have to worry about their
parents. Here, it seems the caring and
competent staff knows Mom better that I do.
My advice to everybody caring for a parent at
home is: Make the decision to move
sooner rather than later. You'll be glad
you did..."

- Judy Henderson


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Communities in the area, we knew The Palace
Gardens would be the perfect place for Mom.
In addition to the great care she receives,
Mom feels relaxed in the community's tropical
setting which is surrounded by palm trees,
beautiful flowers and a magnificent fountain.
She always has a smile on her face and she is
busy from morning to evening with the many
activities the Palace offers...we can't see her
being as happy any place else. This is truly
a fabulous place and a wonderful
solution for us."
- Janet and Hector Gonzalez


-.j ,imily and I were impressed by the
home-like atmosphere of The Palace Gardens.
It really feels like home, not just a place
where Mom lives. As a caregiver for the past
15 years, it became increasingly difficult to
provide her with the care and especially the
social stimulation she needs. Now Mom is
being cared for in a secure, trust-worthy and
affordable community. In these troubling
financial times, you cannot find a better value
for your money anywhere else. I am so happy
I chose The Palace Gardens for Mom's
'Home away from Home.'"
- Teresa Reeves


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Discover The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community...
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For nearly 30 years, thousands of families have entrusted the care
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just 25 minutes from Key Largo.
You owe it to yourself to visit The Palace Gardens and see how
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