778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .3B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .6BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 20,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.58 25 CENTS Fishing the Florida Keys The big dolphin have returned but smaller snapper and other fish are also good bets. Captains column, 1B DOT:Delays endingA pedestrian walkway on the Vaca Cut Bridge has been closed since April. Finally,repair work is starting.Story, 6AA housing turnaroundKeys Realtors say the housing market is on the upswing,showing major improvement from last year.Story, 5A Mearns jailed The son of a former Marathon mayor is charged with manslaughter stemming from a February car crash.Story, 6AMedicaid losing Keys pediatriciansAlready limited access to health care for low-income Keys children is poised to be further complicated, as one Upper Keys pediatrician is dispensing with Medicaid patients and another in Key West is closing down due in part to the strain the federal insurance program placed on his practice.Doctors and social-service representatives are faced with the question: Who will take on displaced patients, not to mention new patients who rely on government assistance to pay their medical bills?All signs point to Michael Hernandez, a Keys native who has practiced pediatric medicine from his Marathon office for 21 years.Thats because Hernandez is the only doctor specializing in childrens medicine left in the Florida Keys who is accepting new Medicaid patients.He declined to discuss specifics of his practice but did acknowledge his new role.The bottom line, he told the Keynoter is one guy is not participating anymore, another is moving and me, Im still here and Ive been here for more than 20 years participating in the Medicaid program and I will continue to. Why the other people arent, I dont know.Hernandez is referencing two of his peers, Stanley Zuba, based in Tavernier, who is bowing out of the Medicaid program completely; and Ramon Isales in Key West, who is closing his practice after more than a decade serving low-income children.That leaves Key Westbased pediatricians Stanley Sack and Steven Takas, both of whom maintain limited Medicaid client lists. Takas doesnt accept new Medicaid patients, and Sack, with 250 Medicaid clients, accepts only the siblings of current patients.The general complaint couples insufficient Medicaid reimbursements for services rendered with the high cost of doing business in the Keys, creating an atmosphere that makes sustaining a functional practice difficult.We really cannot make our overhead and pay our staff with the reimburse-Hernandez now only one taking on new patientsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCHILDRENS HEALTH By the numbersMore than half the 6,898 Monroe County residents who depend on Medicaid to pay for their doctor visits are younger than 18,according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration. The breakdown for doctor visits for the younger set in May:1,842 between birth and age 5.777 between 6 and 10.1,010 between 11 and 18. Theres a short-term variation in the numbers of pediatric Medicaid clients but its relatively stable.In April in Monroe,there were 3,597 trips to the doctor by those under 18 years old.In March,there were 3,625 trips;in February,3,592;and in January,3,616.Overall at the end of April,3,900,779 Florida residents relied on Medicaid for their medical bills,according to the Agency for Health Care Administration. Physicians cite costs and the bureaucracyAfter 12 years of treating low-income children at his Key West pediatric practice, Dr. Ramon Isales plans to close his office on July 22 and move to Okeechobee, north of Lake Okeechobee, to work with a nonprofit group of pediatric doctors. This week, he was busy treating his regular patients and helping them locate alternative care. Jingle Isales, who has worked alongside her husband for more than a decade managing day-to-day business affairs, said the cost of doing business in Monroe County, along with insufficient reimbursements from Medicaid, has forced them out. But its not without a heavy heart. It got out of control because we wanted to have everybody, then it got to the point that we couldnt afford to be here, she told the Keynoter We love all our patients and helping people but we just cant afford it. Isales said her husband treats at least 3,000 patients ranging from newborns to teenagers; she estimates that around 90 percent of those depend on Medicaid to pay their bills. Tavernier pediatrician Stanley Zuba is withdrawing from the Medicaid program altogether. In Key West, pediatrician Steven Takas isnt accepting new Medicaid patients and Dr. Stanley Sack is accepting only the siblings of current patients. That leaves Michael Hernandez in Marathon as the only pediatrician in the Keys whos accepting new Medicaid patients.The overhead just kills us, Isales said. Theres only two of us here and we try to keep it as inexpensive as possible. To accommodate everybody, were here until at least 8 or 9 oclock at night.She said her doctor husband is sad but he has no choice. He works and works. We already spoke with the two other [pediatricians] about turning the patients over to them, but they said they dont know.Zuba, the pediatrician in Tavernier, fought a battle with Medicaid and lost; as a result hes pulling out of the program.After the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration conducted an audit of his Medicaid reimbursements, Zuba was hit with a $40,000 bill for money that regulators said was paid outDeparting doctor is sad but he has no choiceBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comPhoto courtesy MONROE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTRegistered nurse practitioner Carolyn Daly administers an H1N1 vaccination to a student at Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon during a past inoculation clinic.The parents of young medical patients in the Keys who are eligible for Medicaid now have limited choices for providers.See Physicians,3ASee Medicaid,3A Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICE CAPT.COREY BRYANThis 1999 Mazda driven by a Marathon man was involved in a head-on crash Monday afternoon in Islamorada,sending four people to Mariners Hospital.U.S.1 was blocked for an hour and a half while the crash was investigated and the scene cleaned up.Story, 6AEMERGENCY EXTRACTION Another Sunshine probeWith publicly advertised collective bargaining sessions scheduled on Friday and July 29, all eyes are on Monroe County School District administrators charged with correcting two apparent Sunshine Law violations that could potentially jeopardize a three-year contract with unionized teachers.Among those paying close attention are Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson and Ken Gentile, the districts chief internal auditor. Thats because some parts of the contract with the United Teachers of Monroe were not vetted in publicly advertised meetings as the law requires, but instead agreed to behind closed doors by then-Superintendent Joseph Burke and then-union President Leon Fowler. Negotiations started in October and appeared to be resolved in mid-December. But since then, questions surrounding Burke and Fowlers meetings came out, prompting Wilson in June to recommend that district officials redo the contract talks on particular items in public this time, curing the violation of open-government laws.The first Sunshine Law violation, which was reported in June, centered on an agreement that teachers would take three furlough days next school year to save $700,000; the other provision deals with how work experience would factor into teacher pay.The most recent allegation, made last week, concerns events that occurred in October and December. It focuses on merging different salary schedules that inadvertently triggered $550,000 in raises for a small group of teachers.Were waiting to see whether the internal auditor can get to the bottom of this without the need for us to get involved, Wilson said.This time,its teacher salaries in union contractBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSee Schools,3A
Monroe County officials say they dont want to interfere with an ongoing whalerescue effort in Key Largo but will insist that the Marine Mammal Conservancy remedy more than a dozen electric and plumbing code violations. Areport compiled by Monroe County Code Compliance cites electrical problems that must be removed without delay. Plumbing inspectors also reported finding that gray water discharge from a shower facility, washing machine and kitchen sink is running onto the ground. There [are] still plumbing pipes discharging into the mangrove area, a county inspector logged. The electrical and plumbing inspectors have concerns. Volunteers at the bayside property near mile marker 102 have been working around the clock to tend to a pair of pilot whales from a May 5 mass stranding in the Lower Keys. Conservancy veterinarian Micah Brodsky said Thursday that MMC officials contend code problems are less serious than county reports make it sound. Anyone who has ever built or changed anything knows there will be [code compliance] issues that come up and have to be resolved, Brodsky said. Brodsky said animalrights extremists with a personal political agenda have lodged many of the complaints against MMC, and that the vast majority are unfounded. The County Attorneys Office told Code Compliance that two unresolved code cases at the MMC site have accumulated a total of more than $375,000 in uncollected fines since 2009. Those cases involve a long-completed building that does not have a certificate of occupancy but apparently is being used for storage, and structures built or installed without permits. County inspectors reported July 13 that some recent changes made to fix previously identified electrical problems were completed without required permits. Other electric hookups, like an Insta-Hot water heater and electric lines to a workshop, are considered unsafe and fail to meet National Electrical Code standards. We continue to communicate with MMC, county Planning Director Christine Hurley said. There have been fines running on the site for a while. We will remain active with this site, trying to gain compliance and working with the organization to do so, Hurley said.Whales diseaseA13-foot adult pilot whale receiving care at the MMC has tested positive for MRSA, a strain of bacteria resistant to some treatments, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Whether the whale, known as 300, was infected at sea before the May 5 mass stranding in the Lower Keys, or from human care givers, is not known. Ayounger pilot whale, a calf, is in much better condition and may soon be transferred to a permanent marine-mammal facility. SeaWorld of San Diego, which has pilot whales, is the most likely candidate, experts say. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFS600 lose water when pipe breaksAbout 600 people on Plantation Key were without water on Tuesday morning after a water main broke at the corner of Plantation Drive and the Old Highway at mile marker 90. Colleen Tagle, spokeswoman with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, said crews had to replace about 6 feet of 8-inch-diameter pipe. Tagle said the pipe section was old and gave way. There was no construction work in the area that caused the break. Aqueduct Authority customers were without water from about 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. The outage affected the subdivisions of Boatmans Colony, Edenaire and Sunshine Estates. Tagle said many customers called the FKAA number to find out what was happening, but couldnt get through because of high call volume. CUMBERLIDGEThomasRichard Cumberlidge, 88,ofMarathon Shores,Fl.diedSaturday,July 9th,2011attheLowerKeys MedicalCenterinKeyWest afterabriefillness. BornonOct.30,1922in Meriden,Connecticut,Thomas spenthisearlyyearsintheNew Englandarea.Thomasserved ourcountryhonorablyinthe UnitedStatesArmyduringWW II.Hewasemployedasafood servicedirectoratvarious hospitalsandmilitary academiesonLongIsland,NY. OnNovember13,1971,hewas unitedin(second)marriageto BeverlyCohane(Bauer)in Bayshore,NY.Theylivedthere until1979whenvisitingthe FloridaKeysonvacation, Thomasknewthisiswhere theywantedtomakea permanenthome.Duringhis32 yearsinMarathon,Thomas workedatamarina,ownedan office/mailboxstoreandwas self-employed.Thomaswasa memberoftheAmerican Legionandenjoyedfishing, boating,snorkelingandall conchstyleactivities.He lovedhisfamilyandwillbe greatlymissedbymany. Lefttocherishhismemoryare Beverly,hislovingwifeof40 years,hischildrenDavid Cumberlidge,ofMeriden, Connecticut,Paul Cumberlidge,ofWallingford, Connecticut;JoyceKennerof Marshaltown,Iowa,four grandchildren,three great-grandchildren,aswellas othernephews,nieces,and friends.Indeath,Thomas rejoinshisfather,Thomas, motherOlive,sisterRuth,and sisterMarian. PerThomaswishes,cremation riteshavebeenaccorded. Privatememorialserviceswill beheldbythefamilyatalater date.Inlieuofflowers,donation totheAmericanHeart A ssociation,POBox13615,St. Petersburg,Fl33733wouldbe greatlyappreciated. MAXWELLJaniceMaxwell, 52,passed July8,2011.FuneralMasswill beWed.,July20,at11am,at SanPedroCatholicChurch. Man jailed forsex assault, batteryAMarathon man held his ex-girlfriend against her will in their motel room, beating and sexually assaulting her before letting her go, investigators say.Brian Howard, 40, whom jail records show is a carpenter and trap maker, was arrested Monday for the crimes that allegedly happened June 28 at the Coconut Cay Resort at U.S. 1 and Aviation Boulevard.Tuesday, he was being held on $201,000 bond on felony charges of false imprisonment, sexual battery, battery and domestic battery by strangulation. According to a report by Detective Daniel Mehler with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Howard had asked his ex, on June 27, to rent the room for him because he was kicked out of his home, apparently a shared place at Key RVPark. She agreed to stay with him according to Mehlers report.But the next night, the two went to dinner and then the Brass Monkey Lounge to play pool and drink. The ex reportedly told Brown at one point that she wanted to leave and was too drunk to drive, and suggested they walk back to the motel. That resulted in an argument, Mehler wrote, but they did end up walking back to their room.Once there, according to the arrest affidavit, Howard became violent, trashing the room and throwing [the exs] belongings all over the room. At that point, hes accused of grabbing her by the hair and hitting and kicking her.He then reportedly threw her onto a bed and forced himself on her sexually while holding her throat, barely allowing her to breathe. Following the alleged assault, he told her to leave the motel, but then left himself without giving her the keys.She got him on the phone and he told her to pick up the keys where he had gone, to Key RV. Once there, Mehler wrote, Howard threw her to the ground, then ran off. While Mehler investigated the case, the ex got a restraining order against Howard which he violated, the detective wrote.Howard charged with felonies on ex-girlfriendCRIME FRONT HOWARDKeynoter Staff Hernstadt unveils proposed budget on ThursdayMarathon officials are putting the finishing touches on a proposed fiscal year 2011-12 budget to be presented Thursday evening to the City Council. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said Tuesday he couldnt offer up specifics, but said he plans to recommend the lowest possible tax rate. Its my goal to come out of the box with the best possible rate, which I anticipate will be at or below rollback, he said. According to city Finance Director Peter Rosasco, the rollback property tax rate for Marathon would be 2.0705, which is projected to raise $3.64 million. Rollback is the tax rate necessary to generate the same amount of property taxes as in the current year. The current years rate of 1.8458 is 2.5 percent under the 2009-10 rollback rate. Rosasco said the city would be able to meet rollback for 2011-12, but that an 8 percent decline in property values citywide would make doing so difficult. Employee [health] insurance is projected to go up 16 percent. Its going to be a very tight year, but fortunately were in a very good position; weve always maintained good reserves, he said. Hernstadt said the proposed budget will contain no raises for city staff. With the decreasing property values and the difficulty of our businesses to survive the economic downturn, we cant go out to the public for a raise in my opinion. Theyll have to tighten their belts until things start to improve, he said. Hernstadt didnt discuss specifics, but confirmed the citys 58 full-time employees will be asked for the first time to contribute toward health benefit costs. The current years general fund budget is $8.77 million and Hernstadt said the goal is to stay close to that number. Besides property taxes, income comes from permit fees and state revenue sharing, among other things. Were trying to keep our expenditure level as low as possible and maintain the current level of service, he said.Rollback sought, but low values makes it toughBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONDepartment heads pitch their budgetsWith only a pair of lightning rods in the proposed county budget for the next fiscal year, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi says hes not expecting many fireworks at a Thursday budget hearing in Key West. The County Commission meets for an all-day session with county division directors, constitutional officers and other department heads, who will present their proposed 2011-12 budgets for review. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center. Gastesi referred to the proposed budget as mundane, with 5 percent employee raises and restoring Monday library hours countywide the big-ticket items. He said he expects to be grilled on the cost-of-living adjustments. Well present our side of the story. Weve been adjusting for the times the last four years and its paying off. This would be the fifth year our non-union employees didnt have a raise and wed like to give them a cost-of-living adjustment, he said. Were ready to restore some of the things weve cut.The proposed 5 percent raise would apply to roughly 700 of 1,300 total county employees. It would cost around $900,000 to fund, $250,000 of which would be supported by property taxes.On July 12, Gastesi unveiled a proposed tax rate thats 3.69 percent below the current years tax rate.The budget would raise $78.9 million in property taxes based on a 4.2267 tax rate. Thats $3.3 million less than the current year and $6.4 million less than 2009-10.At that rate, the owner of a $300,000 home would pay roughly $1,268, or $4.2267 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable value, in county property taxes. The tax rate is aggregate and does not apply to all residents; some live in special taxing districts.Gastesi said the July 12 meeting was strictly to present the budget, while Thursdays session is to dissect it. Sheriff Bob Peryams proposed Sheriffs Office budget contains raises for its 463 full-time employees. County budget documents say union members would receive an average increase of 4.2 percent. The requested publicsafety portion of the $41.36 million budget is down $317,260 from the current year. The total budget, which includes capital costs and other non-police expenses, is $48.17 million, down .2 percent.All-day session is Thursday at Harvey CenterBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTYCity firms up 2011-12 tax rateAKey Colony Beach City Commission workshop to discuss employee compensation packages Monday produced only minimal change in the citys proposed budget for next fiscal year. The commission scheduled the meeting July 7 after some commissioners voiced concern over the health-care benefits, retirement funding, salaries, vacation time and sick leave for 10 full-time employees. Anew police officer will make 11 employees in the near future.Mayor and Administrator Ron Sutton said the main change is a reduction in proposed salary increases, from 4.5 percent to 3 percent.The raise is meant to cover the employeesnow-mandatory Florida Retirement System salary contribution, which is 3 percent. Sutton said cutting out the additional 1.5 percent would save the city about $10,135.The commissioners also debated Key Colonys 100 percent medical coverage at length July 7. With the cost expected to rise between 25 and 43 percent next fiscal year, commissioners were considering having employees cover a portion of their deductibles. Its currently a $2,000 deductible for each employee, paid by the city. Sutton said the commission decided to leave the medical plan unchanged because it couldnt find a better deal elsewhere. Its tough down here to get anyone that handles health insurance other than Blue Cross Blue Shield. We did search to find someone and we couldnt, he said. At the present time, the commission decided to leave that alone. It could come up at another time. Under the current budget, medical benefits cost the city $83,450. Under the proposed spending plan to take effect on Oct. 1, without any adjustment in deductibles, it would be $93,550. This past Thursday, the commission approved a rollback tax rate of 2.2465, or $2.2465 per $1,000 of assessed property value, for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The rollback rate produces the same amount of tax dollars as the current years rate of 2.0674. Key Colonys budget is roughly $2.33 million. It expects to raise $1.13 million in property taxes next fiscal year. Other revenue sources include $196,000 from occupational licenses, $135,690 in state shared revenues and $103,000 from building permits. Expenditures include $525,000 for fire and emergency medical services through the city of Marathon. The next scheduled budget meetings in Key Colony are a first public hearing Sept. 14 at 5:15 p.m., and a final hearing Sept. 21 at 5:15 p.m. Both will be held at City Hall.Commission OKs rollback, reduces raisesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACHCode violations remains at MMCOrganization says violations are overblownKEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Subscriptions 743-5551
ments from Medicaid, Sack said. Weve all had to limit that in order to stay in business. The other alternative is to do what [Isales] did and go out of business. Sack highlighted a recurring complaint that illustrates the frustration health-care providers often encounter navigating the bureaucratic tangle of Medicaid policy. Aso-called well visit gives a doctor the opportunity to conduct a general physical and take a look at a childs progressive development; Sack said six are recommended in the first year of life and three in the second. Compare that to a sick visit, in which the doctor is addressing a specific malady. The trouble is Medicaid will not reimburse the doctor for both visits well and sick if both are done the same day. Alot of kids come in sick on their physical day, Sack said. Medicaid has a policy that says if theyre sick, we cant do the physical. Thats not just a reimbursement issue; its a quality care issue. He predicted that with the declining availability of pediatricians to Medicaid patients, The access to care will be really awful, prompting more visits to emergency rooms or out-oftown or out-of-county travel for routine care. Zuba echoed those sentiments: Theyll end up in the ER and itll cost the state 10 times more to take care of these kids. Somebody is going to die because theyre not going to get the care they need. There is a multi-faceted countywide social-service apparatus that directly and indirectly addresses childhood health and welfare; however, those organizations, including the Florida Keys Health Start Coalition, Wesley House Family Services and Easter Seals of the Florida Keys, have limited staff and funding. Rob Porcaro, executive director of Easter Seals in Monroe County, said he is already collaborating with his peers and colleagues on a strategy to address a situation he described as on the cusp of blowing up.His organization administers the Early Steps Program, which offers children from birth to age 3 a chance to meet with nurses and therapists for a free assessment of physical development, along with speech, language, selfcare and social skills. Porcaro referred to Hernandez as the main guy now.The issue is that there has been a suggestion that appears to be true, that the contract that was struck, that particular provision, was not a subject that was agreed to in any public meetings. If people dont cooperate with [Gentile] and give him the information he needs, then at that point we will call the investigative machinery of the State Attorneys Office in to action and well look into it. Gentile, for his part, on Tuesday was searching for information related to three public meetings between the district and UTM; those occurred on Oct. 1, Dec. 3 and Dec. 8. Hes looking for evidence that the schedule merger was a discussion topic.Right now, Gentile said Tuesday, Im treating this as an ongoing investigation. The question is what took place at those meetings? Ive requested minutes but apparently there are not any minutes.For any public meeting, there are supposed to be public minutes. The next question would be, based on the documentation or anything else thats available, what exactly was discussed? He said the most conservative approach would be re-open the entire three-year contract; thats significant in that it switched teachers and school-related personnel from a longstanding tenurebased pay system to a performance-based system with an evaluation mechanism.School Board Chairman John Dick said the contract issues need to be corrected. Theyre not after anybody, he said of the State Attorneys Office. We just need to do things the way were supposed to and there wouldnt be a problem.The two collective bargaining sessions, both at the districts Trumbo Point offices in Key West, are set for Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and July 29 from 9 a.m. until noon.More bargaining plannedFrom Schools,1A in error. We had to appeal that and after a full weekend of copying 1,500 pages and charts, I got it down to $20,000, Zuba said. Within the next three months, I will no longer be a Medicaid provider unless something changes dramatically. Im losing money. All the pediatricians here want to take care of these kids. It breaks my heart, but ACHA just doesnt seem like they get it. They pay us 25 cents on the dollar. Its horrible. With the cost of health care, nobody can survive. Reporter Ryan McCarthy contributed to this report. 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Here are the basics,from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services and the state Department of Children and Families,which determines eligibility for the federal program in Florida (the state Agency for Health Care Administration administers it):Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who cant afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills.Medicaid is available only to people with limited income;you must meet certain requirements to be eligible.Medicaid does not pay money to you;it sends payments directly to your healthcare providers.If accepted into the program,coverage may start retroactive to any or all of the three months prior to application if the person would have been eligible during the retroactive period.Coverage generally stops at the end of the month in which a persons income circumstances change.Medicaid does not provide assistance for all people with limited incomes and resources.Being low income is only one test for eligibility;assets and resources are also considered.Children not eligible for Medicaid might qualify for coverage under the Florida KidCare insurance program.If children do not qualify for Medicaid due to family income,the familys application will be sent electronically to Florida Healthy Kids,which administers KidCare. Cusp of blowing upFrom Medicaid,1ANobody can surviveFrom Physicians,1A Skydiving firm wants Marathon franchiseThe owner of a skydiving operation in East Moriches, N.Y., says hes ready to open a Marathon branch of his business.Long Island Skydiving Center owner Brian Erler said Tuesday he submitted a business proposal to Florida Keys Marathon Airport Director Reggie Paros at the end of 2010 but was quickly rejected.But with the help of Daniel Samess, executive director of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, Erler has met with numerous county officials and the idea is apparently still alive.Some of the meetings were very productive. I feel like were still kind of in the game, he said. If they said tomorrow, Well give this a try,then wed be positioning people for an early fall start.Erler said the county has voiced capacity issues, but that skydiving now is very regulated and business is often conducted at smallerto medium-sized airports. He operates his business out of Spadaro Airport on Long Island.Were in a very busy jet corridor and were able to manage for almost 10 years now, Erler said. I think people are trying to do their jobs in the best interest of their constituents. Perhaps they didnt have all the information to make a judgment on it. I hope eventually we can get people to understand what were saying and that there are other airports that are busier that are hosting skydiving. Several calls to Paros, Monroe County Airports Director Peter Horton and Assistant County Attorney Pedro Mercado, who handles airport matters for the county, were not returned by press time. But in a July 7 e-mail to various county officials and county Mayor Heather Carruthers, Mercado writes that he spoke with a Federal Aviation Administration official about the possibility of skydiving at the airport. It appears Mercado is investigating the legality of Erlers plan to offer only tandem jumping in Marathon. Hes offered only tandem jumps in New York for nine years.For much more on this story, go to www.KeysNet .com/News.County checks to see whether conflicts existBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 20,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2011 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALSummer doldrums dont need to beLETTERS TO THE EDITORTennis pro must stayIt appears the city of Key West, after 28 years, has decided that the job of tennis pro and courts manager at Bayview Park should go up for bid, and the process being utilized suggests the city considers this position to be a commodity like fuel oil, trash pick-up or a piece of vacant real estate. Well, its not. Just as it would be foolish to consider awarding the job of city manager or school principal to the low bidder, it is equally foolish to do the same in regard to the tennis position. Yet the city seems to think it can choose the person for this position based on a resume and a financial proposal, period. No interviews. No evaluation of capability to perform. Just a dollars-andcents selection. I have observed the incumbent tennis pro, Paul Findlay, at his job for a good many of his 28 years at Bayview. He is an exceptional teacher, offering tennis lessons to adults and children of all ages and running summer tennis camps for young children. He does this with an uncanny combination of patience, discipline and good humor. Yet the city would give its de facto endorsement to a winning bidder to work closely with our children without so much as an interview. He cleans and maintains the courts, often atop a ladder, re-securing the wind screens that come down frequently in storms; trimming encroaching shrubbery; clearing debris; and, sadly, even taking on the distasteful task of cleaning and disinfecting the repulsive souvenirs left behind by the apparently homeless folks who choose to sleep in the court bleachers overnight. Will some low bidder from out of town, looking for the glamorous role of Key West tennis pro, be as diligent? He has been the citys leading booster of the sport, having coached the high school team in the past and continuing to volunteer to help the team. He has run tournaments to raise funds for the high school and other community groups. For all this and more, Paul is paid a small weekly stipend. Plus, he pays the city a percentage of whatever revenue he can generate from retail sales, repairs, restringing and lessons. This is not a big-money deal that can help the city with its budget problems. But it is a big deal to the players and students who would expect their city to provide them with more than a low bidder and to recognize almost three decades of loyal and dedicated service. Frank Kabela Key West9/11 truth neededAs we move from the celebration of our nations independence on July 4 and approach the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center destruction on Sept. 11, 2001, is it finally time to expand the discussion on the implications of the huge and very definitive inconsistencies in the official government story of the hows and whys of that day. We must acknowledge the shadow side of our nature (nation?) for healing to begin. The truth, however painful, always prevails, whether or not the media and its business, banking and bubba sponsors wish it so. Ask Rupert Murdoch. The memory of those lost and the future of our democracy (whats left of it) will be better served and preserved if we use the upcoming commemorative to also acknowledge those patriotic Americans who dare to question the official story. As President Kennedy quoted Orlando Battista in a speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association: An error doesnt become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. Ron Cole TavernierRaises arent just moneyThis pay-raise initiative for Monroe County employees was predictable. Now that each employee has to contribute 3 percent to his or her Florida Retirement System account, county leaders want a 5 percent raise. So thats really a 2 percent net pay increase. Would the county have proposed the 5 percent salary increase plan if the state retirement contribution thing had never happened? Well never know. Heres the fallout for the taxpayers: As salaries increase, so do all the ancillary taxpayer-funded expenses the workmans compensation, unemployment, general liability premiums and, of course, the retirement contributions. It would be cheaper for the taxpayers if they (taxpayers) just continued to pay the 3 percent Florida Retirement System contribution for the employees flat out and left the salaries un-increased. This in no way implies that the employees are undeserving, but the reality is the taxpayers do not have the fiscal ability to support any salary (including ancillary) increases. Also interesting that the budget director and county administrator planned for lower property values and therefore are able to propose a 2011-12 budget lower than the 2010-11 budget. Does that mean that the 2010-11 budget was really too high, padded and collected more money than actually required? Most important when considering any salary increases, what is the balance of the countys reserve? How much money in the currently expiring and future proposed budgets was/is allocated for the reserve fund? Can the reserve fund support the salary increases? If its a choice of increasing salaries or sending money to the reserve fund, which is the priority for the protection of Monroes citizens?Sue Heim Key LargoDown side of casinosI live in Biloxi, Miss., land of the gaudy casinos. I vacation in the Lower Keys a lot and I love it. It is so nice to wake up to birds singing and people going about their day. I have lived in Biloxi my entire life; I wouldnt live anywhere else. But I have to tell you, the casinos have changed things. Our quiet way of life is congested with cars, tour buses and people. Our banks get robbed; people get knocked on the head; families get the daylights beat out of them because the bill money is in the Sizzling Seven slot machines. But we do have some paved roads, new schools, new subdivisions. Also, higher taxes, insurance and rent. Please look at my Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. You will notice all the casino barges broke loose and wiped out what the wind and water didnt. So talk to your locals or our locals; you may get a different opinion.Vicky Polenz Biloxi, Miss.No excuse not to voteIn some countries, people wait in line to vote for many hours. In some countries, people actually risk their lives to vote. Here in the U.S., the only thing that can stop you from voting is to not register to vote. True, some efforts have been made to make it more difficult, but nothing can stop you from registering but your own inaction. Find out what it takes to register to vote. There are sites on the Internet with information. Search How to register to vote. If you do not have access to a computer, then look in the phonebook for your county board of elections. In many states, you can register at the motor-vehicles office. If they dont register there, they will be able to tell you where you can register. If you need a photo ID, get one. If you have moved, re-register for your new address. If you have changed your name (married or divorced), re-register in your new name and be sure your photo ID has the corrected name and address. If you need an absentee ballot, apply now. Dont put it off. Do you want others to make the decisions that will affect your future and that of your children? There are no excuses. E.T. Shafer Islamorada Editors note: To find out about voting in Monroe County, go to www.keys-elections.org.Creative art and business groups are filling in the gaps during the Keystraditional slow seasonThursday evening, Islamorada residents and visitors have the chance to stroll the Old Highway and visit art galleries and shops that have formed the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District at mile marker 82. The Walkabout, held the third Thursday each month, will be the seventh since the idea launched in January. It underscores the power of working together to solve an ongoing problem for Keys businesses: The summer slump. Its no secret that seasons drive the business cycles in the Keys, with population and spending swelling during the key winter months, especially from mid-January to late March. And its well known that the hottest part of the year July, August and part of September coincides with the summer slowdown that impacts virtually all Keys businesses. Marketing efforts by the Tourist Development Council and its five district advisory committees have tried to boost summer tourism. Chambers of commerce have launched new events designed to fill in the gaps on the visitor calendar. For example, some chambers sponsor Shop Local campaigns for the summer that encourage residents to spend at home instead of traveling out of the Keys or going online for every purchase. Instead of whining about the slow season, smart merchants dont just sit around and mope. They get up and do. That explains the efforts under way in creative events like Islamoradas art district Walkabout, or Key Wests Summer Stage theater fest, and the Key Largo restaurants and bars promoting a summer sizzler known as the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival. The 10-day food and wine event, which runs July 29 to Aug. 7, is one of four festivals organized by the Upper Keys Business Group each year. All of the events aim at attracting locals as well as visitors. Most are positioned during off-peak periods, when there are rooms available and plenty of seats in bars and restaurants waiting to be filled. Art and cultural groups have recognized the need to do more programming in the off-season. Witness Key Wests Summer Stage, which opened a six-play run July 12. The acting company is partnering with the Red Barn Theatre, where managing director Mimi MacDonald says the idea is to give summer tourists as well as locals more things to do. Theres a theme emerging from all these efforts communities of artists and business people who pull together can find creative ways to keep the economic wheels turning. You can do your part by attending shows, participating in events, and shopping and dining locally. Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVIESThis aerial photo shows the tennis courts at Bayview Park on Truman Avenue in Key West.The letter writer says the pros job shouldnt be awarded based solely on a bid. Associated Press photo by ROGELIO SOLISHeavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina,which struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29,2005,the main casino barge of the Grand Casino Biloxi (Miss.) rests along the north lanes of U.S.90 more than a month after the storm hit.Mississippi now allows casinos on solid ground,and thats where the Grand Casino Biloxi has been rebuilt.Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent has floated the idea of a casino at Florida Keys Marathon Airport Locals provide best care there isI was involved in a car accident on July 11. I would like to thank the following for their compassion and professional response: Wendy Tribble for the phone call; the Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps: first responder Jim Lewanski; emergency medical technicians Jim Faktor and Robert Varnes; Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department; Monroe County Sheriffs Office; Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Marcos Diaz for working the accident and delivering paperwork on his day off; and Mariners Hospital Dr. Kenneth Ahonen and staff. Had there been a true trauma situation, I feel that I received the best care available from our community. I urge everyone to please support our local emergency services and any organization against drunk driving. I know I will. Lowell Locke Key LargoWhy are people leaving the Keys?I come from a small county in north Georgia called Catoosa. Sheriff Phil Summers has one-third of the deputies of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office and twice the population to serve. The library there is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. See if the Keys local governments, which seem to have more laws than anyone can deal with, can explain to the new arrivals in Monroe County why they are losing people in droves and Catoosa is growing like rabbits. Get a clue. Donald Huskey MarathonLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jeff AtwaterREP Loranne AusleyDEM Ken MazzieNPA Tom StearnsNPA CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JEFE DE LOS FUNCIONARIOS FINANCIEROS (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Pam BondiREP Dan GelberDEM Jim LewisNPA ATTORNEY GENERAL PROCURADOR GENERAL (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Rick Scott Jennifer Carroll REP Alex Sink Rod Smith DEM Peter Allen John E. Zanni IDP Michael E. Arth Al Krulick NPA Farid Khavari Darcy G. Richardson NPA C.C. Reed Larry Waldo, Sr. NPA Daniel Imperato Karl C.C. Behm NPA Write-in/Escribir nombre de Candidato GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR GOBERNADOR Y VICE GOBERNADOR (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Ileana Ros-LehtinenREP Rolando A. BanciellaDEM REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, DIST. 18 REPRESENTANTE CONGRESIONAL POR EL DISTRITO 18 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Marco RubioREP Kendrick B. MeekDEM Alexander Andrew SnitkerLBT Bernie DeCastroCPF Sue AskelandNPA Bruce Ray RiggsNPA Bobbie BeanNPA Rick TylerNPA Charlie CristNPA Lewis Jerome ArmstrongNPA Write-in/Escribir nombre de Candidato UNITED STATES SENATOR SENADORES DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) STATE / ESTADO CONGRESSIONAL / CONGRESIONAL Jack BridgesREP Jose Felix PeixotoIDP Bob ThomasNPA MOSQUITO CONTROL, DIST. 5 JUNTA DE CONTROL DE MOSQUITOS, DIST. 5 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Dick RudellREP Daniel R. DombroskiDEM MOSQUITO CONTROL, DIST. 2 JUNTA DE CONTROL DE MOSQUITOS, DIST. 2 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) David RiceREP Don VasilNPA Mike ForsterNPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DIST. 4 COMISIONADOS DEL CONDADO, DIST. 4 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) George NeugentREP Sloan BashinskyNPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DIST. 2 COMISIONADOS DEL CONDADO, DIST. 2 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) COUNTY / CONDADO Morgan J. McPhersonREP Ron SaundersDEM Henry LlorellaTEA STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DIST. 120 REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL POR EL, DIST. 120 (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) Adam H. PutnamREP Scott MaddoxDEM Ira ChesterTEA Thad HamiltonNPA COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE COMISIONADO DE AGRICULTURA (Vote for One) (Vote por Uno) TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. Use only a #2 pencil, the marker provided, or a blue or black pen. If you make a mistake, do not hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, fill in the oval and write the candidate's name on the blank line provided for a write-in candidate. PARA VOTAR, RELLENE COMPLETAMENTE EL OVALO JUNTO A SU PREFERENCIA. Use nicamente un lpiz #2, el marcador provisto o una pluma de tinta azul o negra. Si se equivoca, pida otra boleta. Si borra algo o hace alguna marca, es posible que no se cuente su voto. Para votar por un candidato cuyo nombre no aparezca impreso en la boleta, rellene el valo y escriba el nombre del candidato en el rengln en blanco suministrado para los candidatos cuyo nombre no aparecen en la boleta. OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 2, 2010 BOLETA OFICIAL ELECCION GENERAL CONDADO DE MONROE, FL 2 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2010 VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT VOTE EN LOS DOS LADOS DE BOLETA This is one of the Monroe County ballots from last Novembers general election. This year,voters in Key West and Marathon will elect commissioners and council members, respectively.
By KAREN QUISTkquist@keynoter.comFlorida Keys home sales are running 15 percent ahead of last year, according to market statistics compiled by Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. Sales numbers were up in each of the countys four market areas, but the largest increase came in the Upper Keys, where sales from January through June outpaced 2010s by 33 percent. The number of sales pending as of June 30 was 23 percent ahead of last year, raising hope that the Keys will continue to maintain a healthy sales pace through the third quarter. At this time last year, the oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico was sucking the life out of what had started out as a good sales year, agents said, so they are more than a little hopeful that this summer will be a trouble-free one. Realtors say prices overall havent reversed course, but theyre starting to stabilize. Particularly sought-after properties are seeing multiple and full-price offers, and the gap between the listing and selling prices continues to narrow. Coldwell Banker Schmitt pegs the countywide average sales price at $424,000, which represents a 2 percent increase from the same period last year. Coldwell Banker Schmitts president and broker, Brian Schmitt, said hes encouraged by the lessening influence of distressed properties foreclosures and short sales on the market. Those properties once accounted for a quarter of the listings and nearly half of the sales countywide, but those numbers had been cut nearly in half by the time June rolled around. This creates a different set of expectations in the market, Schmitt says. Hes also heartened by the tightening ratio between listing and selling prices. Theres now only an 8.5 percent gap, on average, between the final list and the sales price. It doesnt get much better than that, even at the peak of the market, he says. Seeing that number budge after a stubborn three years at 13 percent is a sign that buyers and sellers are finally on the same page, he says. Sellers realize this is going to be where its at for a long time, says Alexa Wheeler of Realty WorldFreewheeler. But of all the numbers Realtors are analyzing these days, Schmitt puts the most value in the shrinking inventory. That inventory the number of homes listed for sale once topped 5,000, but its now at 3,345, an 11 percent drop from last year. As listings go down, sales will go up, and prices will go up at a more discernable rate, Schmitt says. What about this shadow inventory of properties that the national media is always talking about? Realtors suspect there is one they know buyers are waiting for the tide to turn and some banks are delaying foreclosures because they cant get their paperwork straight but theyre not convinced its a big one, or that it will have a huge impact on the Keys market. Most of that bank-owned inventory is under $500,000, and we could absorb that quickly, says Jimmy Lane, vice president of Schwartz Property Sales. Lane is positively buoyant when talking about the direction hes seeing in both sales numbers and prices so far this year in Key West. Sales have been up for while, but we didnt see the prices respond, he says. But respond they are, with an 8 percent bump in sales and a 19 percent increase in average sales price. Lane attributes much of that bump to an ever-shrinking pool of homes available under $500,000. Those lower-priced homes are going fast, which is bad news for locals still trying to get in on the ground floor. Buyers know there is a sense of urgency, he says. Ayear ago, they didnt feel that. They realize the market is changing. In the Upper Keys, Wheeler is seeing the same shrinking inventory at the lower end of the market as people snap up dry lot homes and canalfront properties between $400,000 and $600,000. Condominiums are doing well in Key West, Lane says, with sales up 14 percent and the average price up 25 percent. Condo sales continnue to lag in the Upper Keys, Wheeler says, creating opportunity there for bargain hunters. Lane and Wheeler are seeing better financing opportunities for buyers, assuming they come in armed with a strong credit rating and cash for a healthy payment. Getting prequalified is key, as is a regular paycheck; both say the self-employed face an uphill battle. Schmitt has long viewed 2005s Hurricane Wilma as a turning point for the Keys market. It precipitated a much more dramatic turn because it loaded up the inventory, he says. And with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, he predicts that because the market here started its decline earlier than in other parts of the state, it will climb out sooner. Not that anyone thinks it will be a quick or an easy climb. Properties are selling for about the same prices as they did in 2003, but theyre selling at a pace more at home in the 1990s. Schmitt hopes that picks up a bit. Its still very good compared to what it was, Schmitt says, repeating a phrase to which weve all become accustomed: Weve all learned to do more with less. Wednesday,July 20,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 25%-50% OFF!COME IN NOW AND FIND HUGE SAVINGS DURING OUR FAMOUS ANNUAL SUMMER SALES & CLEARANCE EVENT! FIND FAMOUS BRAND NAMES IN SPORTSWEAR, JUNIORS AND ACCESSORIES ON SALE. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF SWIMWEAR TOO! SUMMER SALE & CLEARANCEKEY LARGO M. M. 98 1/2 Tel: 852-4515 MARATHON M. M. 50, Gulfside Village Tel: 743-5855 OPEN Mon. Sat. 9:30 5:30 Sundays Noon 5:30 LIMITED TIME ONLY!TAKE 30% OFF SELECTED REGULAR PRICEDRESSES: 30% OFF! CARIBBEAN JOE: 30% OFF! RUBY ROAD: 30% OFF! PAPAGALLO: 30% OFF! JOLT JUNIORS: 30% OFF! GLORIA VANDERBILT: 30% OFF!NOW THROUGH 7/26/2011EXTRA 30% OFF! 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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please c ontact the City at (305)289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appea r at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The Assessments have been proposed to fund the on-going maintenance of stormwater collection and treatment facilities. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based, in part, on the number of equivalent residential units attributable to such parcel. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $120.00 per ERU. Amore specific description is set forth in the Preliminary Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on July 27, 2010. Copies of the Preliminary Assessment Resolution and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact Stormwater Utility at (305)289-5005.CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDAPublished Keynoter 7/20/11 Tropical Springs Realty 103400 Overseas Hwy. 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The complete Florida Keys news and information source.Prices show signs of stabilizing By the numbersUpperMiddleLowerKeyAll KeysKeysKeysWestAreasNumbers reflect activity Lower Matecumbe7 Mile BridgeBay PointKey West January through June 2011to Key Largoto Long Keyto Big PIneto Shark KeyTotal sales 3601962153551,126 2011 vs.2010+33%+11%+8%+8%+15% Average sales price$420,000$372,000$360,000$496,000$424,000 2011 vs.2010-3%-18%+2%+19%+2% Average list price$773,000$691,000$541,000$757,000$708,000 2011 vs.2010 -7%0%-9%-13%-9% Number of properties1,1176876329093,345 2011 vs.2010-17%-17%+9%-11%-11% Months of inventory1921181518 2011 vs.2010-37%-25%+1%-18%-23% Pending transactions4302382483661,282 2011 vs.2010+38%+27%+16%+12%+23%SOURCE:Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. BusinessREAL ESTATEHome sales up 15% over 2010
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Wednesday, July 20th 4 PM to 7PM Great Food, Drinks and Music!We are very pleased to announce the opening of ournew Middle Keys full service Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rental offices located at 10055 Overseas Highway 100th Street CenterBuilding Marathon, FL33050 Mile Marker52.5(305) 735-4095 (800) 658-3656 www.MarathonVacation.comHosted by:Jo Ann Cook, Broker Debbie Roseberry Odom, Broker Associate Brenda Symonds, Realtor Joe Townsend, Broker Associate Paulette Thompson, Realtor/Rental Manager and the MarathonVacation.com Marketing DepartmentMusic by local artist John Bartus Four injured in Monday auto crashFour people were injured and U.S. 1 traffic was blocked for about an hour and a half on Monday following a head-on crash at mile marker 75.5 in Islamorada. The Florida Highway Patrol says Carlos Garcia, 47, of Marathon was driving a 1999 Mazda south just before 3 p.m. while Constanze Rempala, 57, of Boulder, Colo., was driving a 2010 Toyota north. For some reason, Garcia drove partially into the northbound lane, striking the left front of Rempalas car. Garcias Mazda then spun counterclockwise, coming to rest in the northbound lane. The Toyota also spun out, landing on the eastbound shoulder. Both drivers suffered unknown injuries, as did their passengers, Iliana Alonso, 43, in Garcias car; and Daniel Rempala, 16, in the Toyota. All were taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, and Garcia was ticketed for failing to stay in a single lane. Both northbound and southbound lanes were closed from just after the crash until 4:40 p.m. Traffic was routed to the Old Highway.Driver leaves lane,strikes another carISLAMORADAWork finally resuming on Vaca Cut BridgeMarathon Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay has no qualms criticizing the Florida Department of Transportation. This time, the target of his wrath is the agencys work or lack of it on the Vaca Cut Bridge. DOTis in the midst of refurbishing the pedestrian walkway along the oceanside of the bridge, but work has been stalled since April. There is exposed rebar. There appears to be electrical lines from one end to the other. This thing is dangerous. I would like to see the city write a formal letter to DOTsaying we want it done, Ramsay said. Ramsays comments came during the closing portion of the July 12 City Council meeting and were not addressed by fellow council members. But he told the Keynoter its typical of some of the problems were having with DOT. But well discuss it with council at a future meeting. DOTspokesman Brian Rick, in an e-mail to the Keynoter said the project was scheduled after a routine inspection revealed concrete cracking due to reinforcing steel corrosion. Rick said work began on the overall project in January, and on the bridge in March. It was supposed to be complete by mid-June but several delays were experienced. The major delay was caused by the aluminum railing to be installed on top of the concrete wall that required several submittals in order to get all the information required to approve. The contractor has now submitted all the required information and now has approvals for all materials, Rick wrote. As for the exposed wiring, Rick said its for lighting on either side of the bridge and that the contractor will make repairs to the conduit. The $5.6 million project is federally funded, he said.DOT:Delays came from lack of approvalsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis is the oceanside walkway of the bridge.Its been like this since April,causing Councilman Dick Ramsay to demand answers.Keynoter Staff HOSPITALS COLLABORATE Fishermans Hospital staffer Lynn Romo,Dr.Jackie Bruce of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital,Turtle Hospital Manager Jo Ellen Basile and engineer Tom Luebke check hawksbill sea turtle Anita after a CT scan at Fishermans on July 12.Anita was checked out after being hit by a personal watercraft.Also getting a scan was Lacey,a juvenile green sea turtle.Lacey was born with a spinal deformity.Both are being treated at the Turtle Hospital. Mearns charged with manslaughterThe son of a former Marathon mayor was jailed on Tuesday, charged with manslaughter stemming from his role in a Feb. 25 auto crash in which a Lower Matecumbe Key teenager died. What specific role Michael Mearns, 24, had in the death of Amber Kogelis, 17, wasnt clear on Tuesday. But the Florida Highway Patrol says, just as it did at the time of the crash, that he wasnt at the wheel when the sport utility vehicle in which he was riding went into Dodge Lake on Aviation Boulevard in Marathon. Kogelis was driving, troopers say. Mearns turned himself in Tuesday after FHPhomicide investigator Cpl. Pedro Reinoso obtained an arrest warrant for him. Mearns is the son of Randy Mearns, who served as mayor and a councilman in the early 2000s.The crash happened shortly after midnight Feb. 25. At the time, troopers said Kogelis lost control of a 1998 Ford Explorer and struck a parked 2006 Ford pickup and ran over shrubs and a curb before hitting the dock and landing in the water. That all happened after she failed to negotiate a sharp right turn on Aviation off U.S. 1. The stretch of Aviation where she was driving is marked 25 mph. Guardrails protect the side of the road where Kogelis crashed except for a small section through which she drove. After the SUVplunged into the water, Michael Mearns was able to escape the vehicle. Kogelis was still trapped in the Explorer when deputies and paramedics arrived.Reason behind charge hasnt been disclosedMARATHON The complete Florida Keys news and information source.Keynoter StaffThe Ford Explorer is removed from the water the morning following the deadly crash.Tuesday,a passenger in the car was arrested.
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 20,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 3B Senior living Senior citizens can take advantage of a free health expo Saturday in Key Largo. Story, 2B MyPlate at work The White House chef says tilapia is a good choice to serve as part of the new health guidelines.Story, 4B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleNice-size dolphin return offshoreIn the Middle Keys, the dolphin have magically reappeared offshore. Anglers are finding them with regularity on the wall where the water drops from 900 to 2,000 feet. The majority of the dolphin have been good-size keepers and gaffers, with some weighing in at the high teens and low 20s. Trolled ballyhoo and live baits at weed lines are doing the trick. At the humps, trolling during the early morning is producing catches of blackfin tuna. Butterfly jigging is working through the daytime hours. The wrecks are loaded with mutton snapper, amberjack and jack crevalle. Some anglers dropping for muttons have come up with keepersize dolphin instead, so keep a pitch bait ready. Fishing for all variety of snapper on the reef is most productive in the early morning, late evening or at dark of night. Predominant during the day are yellowtails, while at night the mangroves reign supreme. When snapper fishing at night, remember that any light shining over the side of the boat will spook the mangroves. The only light that should be on during nighttime fishing is your anchor light. On the bay and gulf wrecks, theres a mixed bag of action from cobia, permit, Goliath grouper, jack crevalle, cero mackerel and plenty of mangrove snapper and gag grouper. Once youve caught dinner, try your hand at catchand-release shark fishing in the sandy shallows of the bay. This is great sport on light tackle and gives you the added opportunity to observe the sharks interact with one another in their natural environment.The weeks bestCapt. Diego Cordova of Flat Out Sportfishing in Marathon reports the flats have been a bit slow for bonefish but hes had good shots at permit and tarpon. Visitors Rudy Howser and his son Blaine got hooked up on their first permit with Cordova. They hooked both their fish at the same time from a school of about 20, with Blaine catching the larger of the two. Fishing out of Captain Pips Marina in Marathon, Capt. Jeff Shelar of Catchem-All Charters put his anglers on dolphin in the 8to 15-pound range while fishing 28 to 32 miles offshore. Inshore, he says theres great family action with nice catches of mangrove snapper. Shelars catch of the week goes to Man Phan from New York, who caught a 47-pound amberjack. Captains Howard Kelley and Zach Willis, fishing on the Papa Pips out of Captain Pips Marina, continue their good stretch of dolphin fishing. Groups from around the globe have come back to the dock with loads of good-size dolphin and even a bonus wahoo. Finnz-Up Charters at the Blackfin Resort in Marathon, with Capt. Bob Crockett at the helm, had a great day on the reef with the Gunther family from Palm Harbor. The crew caught yellowtail snapper and red grouper and also did battle with a stingray. As summer wears on, so does the family fishing aboard SeaSquared Charters. Last week we hosted families from North Carolina, New Jersey, Florida and the United Kingdom. Yellowtail and mangrove snapper came back from trips to the reef, while multiple pairs of arms are sore from catching (and releasing) large lemon sharks in Florida Bay. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Reel Lucky Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, reports catching so many tarpon in the harbor that hes run out of his favorite bait, shrimp trash. Thankfully, the tarpon are just as fond of cut threadfin herring. The nighttime tarpon and shark fishing has been a real arm-puller. Fishing at sunset at Eyeglass Bar, Mottices anglers are catching threeto six-pound mangrove snapper, although a bonus 12pound mutton made it to the fish box on a recent trip. In front of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, the hot action is on for barracuda, yellowtails,blue runners and mackerel.No casting contestCapt. Spider Branch is on vacation this week, so theres no Casting for Charity Contest at the 7-Mile Marina as there usually is on Thursdays. Hell be back next week, and the contest will benefit Independence Cay. Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, Sea Squared@bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com.Snapper bite at the reef also productiveFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Rudy Howser and his son Blaine,from Buford,S.C.,and New York City,respectively,show the permit they caught on the flats with Capt.Diego Cordova. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Park offers snorkeling with a rangerSnorkeling above the 12foot-deep wreck of the schooner Mandalay in Biscayne National Park is like looking down into an aquarium. Two graceful spotted eagle rays flap placidly by the remains of the steel hull, giant fuel tanks and exposed ribs. A large porcupine fish emerges from a clutter of wreckage on the bottom, its bulbous eyes on a handful of human visitors. Hovering in satiny clusters are schools of small-mouthed grunts, schoolmaster snapper and convict-striped sergeant majors. This sunken sailing vessel is perhaps the crown jewel of the parks Maritime Heritage Trail. Made up of six shipwrecks with rich histories dating to the mid-19th Century, it is the only underwater archeological trail in the National Park system (the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has its own shipwreck trail). Every Saturday until the weather gets too rough, anyone who can swim is invited to tour the Biscayne Bay sites with a park ranger. None of these wrecks are artificial; theyre all here because the ships actually wrecked here, said ranger Astrid Rybeck, who leads the tours. Sitting on the Internet reading about a shipwreck is not as much fun as going out with a ranger and doing it. The Mandalay built in Brookline, Mass., in 1928, is the youngest of the shipwrecks on the trail. The 112-foot steelhulled schooner originally was named the Hardi Biou and had several owners before Michael Burke of Windjammer Cruises bought, refitted and renamed it the Mandalay in 1965. Beautifully appointed with mahogany, brass, ivory and teak, the Mandalay was returning to Miami from the Bahamas on New Years Eve 1965 when it veered 20 miles off course and ran hard aground on Long Reef near what is now the eastern boundary of the park. All 23 passengers and 12 crew members were rescued, but the ship could not be saved. It was picked clean by scavengers, leaving only the fishrich skeleton visible today. These are the five other wrecks on the trail:The Arratoon Apcar a 261-foot iron-hulled steamship built in 1861 in Scotland that sank in 1878 next to Fowey Rocks Light.The Lugano a 350-foot iron-hulled steamship built in 1882 in England that went down on Long Reef in 1913.The 305-foot three-masted steamer Erl King built in 1865 in Scotland that sank in 1891, also on Long Reef.The 345-foot Alicia another 19th Century threemasted Scottish-built steamer that hit Long Reef in 1905.An unidentified 19th Century wooden sailing vessel that went down southwest of the Alicia Snorkeling over the eightfoot-deep remains of the mystery ship, it doesnt look like a vessel at all. Alarge pile of ballast stones that spilled out of the hull is guarded by a school of determined sergeant majors that chase away other fish from their purple egg clusters. Another ballast pile lies a short distance away. Park staffers have not yet determined the age or origin of the wreck. Who knows what shes hiding from us? Rybeck asks. The remains of the sailboat are not the only unidentified wreckage in the 173,000-acre underwater park. Several park workers performing fish surveys recently found an ancient anchor. Rybeck said the snorkel trail may be expanded eventually; there are at least 44 sites with identified wreckage to choose from. And having a ranger along to help interpret the sites adds to the visitor experience. You wouldnt go to the Everglades on a swamp walk and expect to go without a ranger, said Rybeck.Historic wrecks in Biscayne Bay comprise trailBy SUSAN COCKINGscocking@miamiherald.com SNORKELING A JACK IN THE BOX Elizabeth Henderson on Sunday celebrates her 12th anniversary of moving to Key Largo from Virginia by landing this nice yellow jack in waters off the Upper Keys.Her fishing partner and husband Dale captured the shot. Sunset 5K honors PapaThe annual Hemingway Days, which started Tuesday and runs through Sunday in Key West, celebrates all things Ernest Hemingway fishing, boxing and, of course, writing. But the festival honoring the literary giant who lived in Key West in the 1930s and cranked out some of his best works at his Whitehead Street home also hits the streets on Saturday for the Hemingway 5K Sunset Run. The 7:30 p.m. start is at Whitehead and the Southernmost Point. Runners head down Whitehead to Truman Annex, then around Key West Harbor, then return to the start point where the finish line will be. Cost is $35 on race day ($15 for those ages 15 to 18 and $10 for runners under 14). Registration can be done and runnerspackets picked up from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southernmost Hotel, 1319 Duval St. Thats also the site of the post-race awards ceremony. Overall make and female winners will be crowned, as will winners in age groups from 9 and under to 75 and older. Theres also a category for military members. To download an application, go to www.southern mostrunners.com .Race is part of Hemingway celebrationRUNNINGLucerne Memorial marks 10th yearSet against the backdrop of Everglades National Park, the Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship is to hold its 10th annual event Aug. 26 to 28 in Islamorada. Named after the man known affectionately as Mr. Everglades, the event challenges anglers who seek the hard-to-reach yet fruitful fishing areas that Lucerne favored. He spent nearly 40 years exploring the backcountry. Under the tournaments distinctive format, anglers vie for seven different species: Black drum, bonefish, redfish, snook, snapper, tarpon and trout. To be awarded the overall grand championship, the individual or team needs to catch at least four of the seven eligible species. Our event is truly the most unique and challenging fishing tournament in the Keys with seven species to be caught, but anglers of all skill levels are welcome, said Lloyd Wruble, president of the Herman Lucerne Memorial. Not only will their skills be tested to the limit, but they will have great fun and also enjoy the beauty of the Everglades. Kickoff and registration is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the World Wide Sportsman, mile marker 81.5 bayside. Registration fees are $400 per adult angler, $350 per young adult angler age 17 to 25 and $275 per junior angler age 16 or younger. Social tickets are additional. For tournament information, go to www.herman lucerne.com .Seven species are targeted in tournamentISLAMORADA FISHING
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Project ConsultingBuilding permit coordination Code compliance review and direction Ground oor enclosure issues, inspections Property permit archival review and analysisCoordination with architects, engineers and attorneys For immediate assistance contact Pete Bacheler 305-522-4863 | email@example.com PDB ENTERPRISES,INC.Land Use Planning LivingSeniorshealth expo is SaturdaySenior citizens should mark their calendars for the Upper Keys Senior Citizen Information and Health Fair, planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Key Largo Civic Club, mile marker 100 oceanside. The event is put on by HelpLine, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), the state Department of Elderly Affairs and the Alliance for Aging of MiamiDade/Monroe. There will be booths with all kinds of helpful information available for both seniors and their families. Representatives from SHINE will answer questions about Medicare and supplemental insurance. HelpLine will have information about the Florida Keys Area Health Education Centers Matter of Balance classes and quitsmoking classes. The Alzheimers Association will discuss care-giver support groups. And Monroe County Social Services will have information on its Meals on Wheels program, other nutritional programs, transportation and other services. In addition, phones for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired will be available, Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association will have a booth and the Monroe County Health Department will have information about its HIV/AIDS program. The best part: Its all free and while its geared toward seniors, you dont have to be a senior citizen to attend. And goody bags will be given to all attending, and there will be door prizes and light refreshments. Set-up for vendors will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the morning of the event. Doors open at 11. If youre interested in being part of the expo or need more information, contact Pam Martin at 8530907 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Several agencies to be on hand with informationKEY LARGO New hope for hepatitis patientsPatients with the hepatitis C virus have received good news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new generation of hepatitis C drugs that attacks the virus directly and provides hope for those who could not be cured with the old therapy. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes liver disease, occasionally resulting in liver failure. Its transmitted in several ways, such as sharing intravenous needles, sexual intercourse, accidental needle punctures among medical workers, blood and plasma transfusions, sharing personal items such as a razor or a toothbrush with someone who is infected with the virus, or from unsterilized tattoo or piercing tools. An estimated 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C and nearly 12,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. Until the recent approval of the new drugs, treatment options were limited to retrying the same drugs until they took effect, which occurred in less than half the people. The newly approved medicines give hope to people who failed to respond to previous treatments. For the past decade, the best we could offer patients was a year of difficult treatment that was only 40 to 50 percent successful, said Neal Rakov, a gastroenterologist on staff at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. The old therapy was a combination of a once-a-week injection of interferon and an oral medication, ribavirin, taken twice a day. The treatment lasted 48 weeks. The new therapy comes in pill form. Patients have a choice between two newly approved drugs, telaprevir, which is marketed as Incivek, or boceprevir, marketed as Victerlis. The pills are taken three times a day in conjunction with the previous hepatitis C standard treatment. However, the big difference is length of treatment. It may take as little as 36 weeks of therapy to cure a select subset of patients with chronic hepatitis C, Rakov said. The new therapy is approved only for people with genotype 1 hepatitis C. Rakov said when a person responds positively to the new therapy, he or she attains a sustained virologic response. SVR can result in a decreased cirrhosis rate, decreased rates of liver cancer and decreased mortality. Rakov has been treating people with hepatitis C since the inception of therapy in the early 1990s. Back then, we could cure only about 10 percent of our patients. Yes, its taken some time, but we have gone from 10 to 70 percent efficacy. There are 800,000 people in liver failure in the United States. Now, we can prevent failure in 70 percent of them. That is phenomenal. The new drugs can be used by patients who have never been treated, as well as patients who went through treatment with the previous therapy but were not cured. If you have hepatitis C or were previously treated for the disease, your primary care doctor for more information about the new drugs. Mariners HospitalFDA approves new drugs with better outcomesTO YOUR HEALTH LIVING BRIEFSShow auditions planned tonightThe Key Players of the Upper Keys have open auditions for the groups 2011-12 season set for 7 tonight at the Key Largo Lions Club, mile marker 100. Interested actors should be prepared to read with other actors. No prepared monologue is required. Those interested in being considered for a musical should bring something to showcase their voice. The tentative lineup of shows for the season include Men are Dogs, a September comedy; Taffetas Christmas, a December musical; and Red, White and Tuna, a May comedy. Afourth show slated for February/March has not yet been finalized. For more information, visit www.keyplayers.org .Keys Disabilities Council to meetThe Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities meets at 10 a.m. Thursday at the state office building in the Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48.5 bayside. The public is invited. Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to participate can call County Administrator Roman Gastesis office at 292-4441 to make arrangements. For more information on the actual meeting, call 292-4591.Saturday fest benefits MARCAmusic festival supported by Upper Keys musicians and organizations kicks off Saturday at Coral Isles Church, mile marker 90 in Tavernier. Admission to the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. concert is free, but for every $5 donation to the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, donors get a chance to win a new Venus 10 ocean kayak with dual paddle, along with other prizes. Food will also be available. Donor tickets are available at the MARC consignment store, mile marker 90, next to Coral Shores High School. Vendor spaces remain available. For information, contact Dan Brooke at 3042515 or Corinne Triviski at (305) 432-8384. OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC. MONDA Y JUL Y 25, 2011 A T 1:00 P .M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 07/20/11 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 KEYSNET.COM
Wednesday,July 20,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A No.2527300 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe1STDAY OFAUGUST2011at11:00AM onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Units6and7,THEFIRST PROFESSIONALCENTRE, anOfficeCondominium, accordingtotheDeclarationof Condominiumthereof,as recordedinOfficerecords Book777,Page788,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andas amendedinOfficialRecords Book784,Page1107,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andasfurther amendedinOfficialRecords Book788,Page1257ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe A A County,Florida,togetherwith anundividedinterestinthe commonelementsthereof. MoreCommonlyKnownAs: 5701OverseasHighway,Units / 6& / 7,Marathon,FL33050 PursuanttotheCONSENT FINALJUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche;UnknownSpouseof BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche:UNITEDSTATESOF A MERICA;STATEOF FLORIDADEPARTMENTOF REVENUE;FirstProfessional CentreCondominiumAssoc Inc;JOHNDOE;JANEDOE Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 11-CA-000021-M WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 29thdayofJune2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk A A FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2528700 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe1STDAY OFAUGUST2011at11:00AM onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: LEGALDESCRIPTION Lot8,BlockR,PartC,NORTH MARATHONSHORES,a Subdivisionaccordingtothe Platthereof,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page30,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida. A LSOTHEFOLLOWING DESCRIBEDPARCELOF LAND: Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd,withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot 2,Sec.1,T.66S,R.32E, MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62ft.toapoint; A A thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 ft.tothePointofBeginning, beingalsotheSEcornerofLot 1,BlockSofPartBofMaster PlatofNORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96ft.;thenceS 04degrees,06minutes,00 secondsE,128.41ft.totheNly R/WlineofsaidAviationBlvd.; thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.,63.50ft.,totheWlyR/W lineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,124.36ft.tothePointof Beginning. 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SAIDPARCELOFLAND A LSODESCRIBEDINTHE MANNERFOLLOWING: Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd.withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot 2,Sec.1,T.66S,R.32E, MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62ft.toapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 ft.tothePointofBeginning, beingalsotheSEcornerofLot 1,BlockSofPartBofMaster PlatofNORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96ft.;thenceS 04degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,129.54ft.totheNly R/WlineofsaidAviationBlvd.; thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.,63.50ft.,totheWlyR/W lineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,124.36ft.tothePointof Beginning. LESS Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd.withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot A A 2,Sec.1,T.66S.,R.32E., MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62feettoapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 feettoapoint,beingalsothe SEcornerofLot1,BlockSof PartBofMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96feet;thence S04degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,26.02feettothe PointofBeginningoftheLand hereindescribed;thenceS04 degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,103.52feettothe NlyR/WlineofsaidAviation Blvd.;thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.,63.50feettotheWly R/WlineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,100.00feet;thencerunS 65degrees,05minutes,20 secondsWbacktothePointof Beginning. PursuanttotheCONSENT FINALJUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche;UnknownSpouseof BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche:UNITEDSTATESOF A MERICA;STATEOF FLORIDADEPARTMENTOF REVENUE;JOHNDOE;JANE DOE Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 11-CA-000017-M PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSThe Rotary Club of Key Largo has named Bonnie Lenart,David Olmsted and Bonnie Frost its latest Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions to the organizations humanitarian and educational programs.Additionally, Susan Recarey and Jim Boilini accepted their Paul Harris Fellow Plus 1 Awards for advocating the foundations goals of world peace and international giving.Paul Harris founded Rotary more than 100 years ago.At the awards ceremony are (front from left) Deborah McAfee,Cris Beaty,Paul Messina,Sara Hamilton,Gretchen Holland and Jill Hayes;and (rear from left) John Stuart,Scott Newberg,Recarey,Boilini,Olmstead and Lisa Feliciano. Conch Bacle opens new showThe Key West Art Center has a new show from painter Monica Bacle, Timeless Reflections. Bacle is a fifth-generation Conch who works with oil colors. She started painting when her fifth child entered school. Having grown up on the shady lanes of Old Town, she has a special attraction for scenes from Key West that have not changed since she was a child. The brilliant colors of bougainvillea, hibiscus and poinciana surrounding intimate porches and yards of Conch houses provide inspiration for her works. As a carefree child wandering the alleys and lanes, I didnt appreciate the uniqueness of Key West, Bacle said. Today, I am trying to recapture those idyllic scenes from my childhood in my paintings. The show opens at the Art Center, 301 Front St., on Friday and runs through Aug. 5. The centers open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.Inspiration is drawn from local scenesKEY WESTThis is one example of Monica Bacles work,called Audubon Garden. LIVING BRIEFSCamp Adventure remains ongoingThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Departments Camp Adventure program continues through Aug. 12. Activities are on tap from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Marathon Community Park. The camp is for ages 6 to 13 and costs $80 per week. That includes Tuesday and Thursday trips to the Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo, along with other activities. To register, call 743-6598.School supplies drive under wayAschool supply drive is under way at the Edward Jones branch office in Marathon. Items sought include sneakers for children ages 4 to 13, general school supplies and monetary donations to help fund backpacks. Donations can be dropped off at the Edward Jones office in the Town Square Mall, 11400 Overseas Highway, Suite 220.Couple discusses energy efficiencyTeacher Diane Marshall and her husband, John Hammerstrom, a retired naval aviator, will discuss energy savings through greater efficiency and solar equipment when they address the Senior Group at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. The speakers have designed a solar-powered home and have extensively researched energy conservation. The free program is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For further information call Kathy Gong at 394-4006.Group discusses Barefoot MailmanThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets on Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Marathon library to discuss The Barefoot Mailman by Theodore Pratt. Its a novel based on a real mailman who covered the 68-mile route along the shore from Lake Worth in Palm Beach County to Miami beginning in 1885. There were no roads and no fresh water for horses, thus the mailman walked 40 miles on hard packed sand and rowed a number of different rowboats the other 28 miles. Its an interesting look into Florida history. For more information, call Fran Spinelli at 7436538.Vacation Bible camp scheduledSt. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Islamorada invites children ages 3 to eighth grade to its Shake It Up Cafe vacation Bible school. The fun runs Aug. 1 to 5 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the church, mile marker 87.5. There will be creative crafts, hands-on mission work, food science and music. To find out more, call Michelle Lane at 852-8468. BIG PINE Business Directory Subscriptions 743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,July 20,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 29thdayofJune2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2530400 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-113-K INRE:ESTATEOF MICHELLEWISNIEWSKI, a/k/aP.MICHELLE WISNIEWSKI,a/k/aPETER MICHAELWISNIEWSKI,a/k/a PETERM.WISNIEWSKI, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofMichelleWisniewski,a/k/aP. MichelleWisniewski,a/k/a PeterMichaelWisniewski, a/k/aPeterM.Wisniewski, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasMay30,2011,FileNumber 44-11-CP-113-K,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is530WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainstthe decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisNoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthisCourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A A A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestatemustfiletheir claimswiththisCourtWITHIN3 MONTHSAFTERTHEDATE OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHISNOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702,FLORIDAPROBATE CODE,WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED2 YEARSORMOREAFTER THEDECEDENTSDATEOF DEATHISBARRED. Thedateofthefirstpublication ofthisNoticeisJuly13,2011. PersonalRepresentative: OmaM.Newton 701SpanishMainDr. / 149 CudjoeKey,FL33042 A ttorneyforthePersonal Representative: SHERISMALLWOOD, CHARTERED SHERISMALLWOOD, ESQUIRE FBN176103 1016EatonStreet KeyWest,FL33040 (305)296-0146 PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2610700 NOTICEOF PUBLICMEETING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOWHOMITMAYCONCERN thaton July26,2011 beginning at 10:00a.m. inthe Harvey GovernmentCenter,1200 TrumanAvenue,KeyWest, Florida, ameetingwillbeheld ofthe REQUESTFOR QUALIFICATIONS(RFQ) SELECTIONCOMMITTEE fortheprojectof AIRPORTCONSULTANT SERVICES MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ-APK-103-262-2011PUR/CV Theselectioncommitteewill evaluatetheproposals A A receivedforRFQ-APK103-262-2011-PUR/CV.The evaluationand recommendationofthe selectioncommitteearetobe submittedtotheBoardof CountyCommissioners. Personsinterestedinthisissue areinvitedtoattend.Formore information,pleasecontact A prilPearson,AirportBusiness Office,3491S.Roosevelt,Key West,FL33040byphoning (305)809-5204orviaemailto pearson-aprilmonroecounty -fl.gov. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisability whoneedsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthis proceeding,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,no laterthanfive(5)calendar dayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call 711 PursuanttoSection286.0105, FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiven thatifapersondecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatsuch hearingsormeetings,hewill needarecordofthe proceedings,andthat,forsuch purpose,hemayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecord oftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobe based. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis 13thdayofJuly,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkoftheCircuitCourtandex officioClerkoftheBoardof CountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida (SEAL) PublishJuly20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2615400 I NTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.2009-CA-336-K U.S.BANKNATIONAL A SSOCIATION,AS A A TRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOF THEHOLDERSOFTHE CREDITSUISSEFIRST BOSTONMORTGAGE SECURITIESCORP,HOME EQUITYPASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES, 2006-8, Plaintiff, -vsFELIXGAZULA/K/AFELIX A LBERTOGAZUL,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof MortgageForeclosuredated the1dayofJuly,2011,entered intheabove-captionedaction, CASENO.2009-CA-336-K,I willselltothehighestandbest bidderforcash,beginningat 11:00a.m.ontheprescribed date,onthecourthousesteps at500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040onAugust3, 2011,thefollowingdescribed propertyassetforthinsaidfinal j udgment,to-wit: LOT12,BLOCK11, BREEZESWEPTBEACH ESTATES,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDINPLATBOOK4, PAGE143,INTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA A NYPERSONCLAIMINGAN INTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY, OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS A FTERTHESALE. DATEDthis6dayofJuly,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE Clerk,CircuitCourt By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, Florida,33040,(305) 292-3423,atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotification A A ifthetimebeforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days: ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. StevenC.Weitz,Esq. A ttorneyforPlaintiff Weitz&Schwartz,P.A. 900S.E.3rdAvenue Suite204. FortLauderdale,FL33316 (954)468-0016 Fax:954-468-0310 PublishJuly20,27,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2619800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.2011-CA-477-K HARVEYSCHONBRUN, A STRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. KEVINJ.ELWERandCINDY L.ELWER,husbandandwife, andLABRISAASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTIONPROPERTY TO:KEVINJ.ELWERand CINDYL.ELWER,husband andwife,whoconceal themselves,andwhoselast knownresidenceandmailing addressis:5642ConnieJean Road,Jacksonville,FL32222 Y OUARENOTIFIED thatan actiontoforecloseamortgage inandtothefollowingproperty inMonroeCounty,Florida: Unit108,LaBrisaSouth,A Condominium,accordingtothe Declarationthereof,as recordedinOfficialRecord Book1367,Page1760,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andall subsequentamendments thereto,andallappurtenances thereto,including,without limitation,anundivided ownershipinterestinthe indivisibleCommonElements ofsaidCondominium,as providedintheaforesaid Declaration;therighttoshare A A theuseoftheCommunity FacilitieswithintheLaBrisa Community,asprovidedand describedwithintheaforesaid Declaration;andthefollowing specificallydesignatedLimited CommonElements,eachof whichareherebyassignedby GrantortosaidUnit:(i)Storage RoomNo.16;and(ii)Theair conditioningunitservicingthe above-describedresidential unit. hasbeenfiledagainstyouand youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,toitontheplaintiffs attorney,whosenameand addressis:HarveySchonbrun, Esquire,1802NorthMorgan Street,Tampa,Florida 33602-2328,onorbeforethe 22dayofAugust,2011,andfile theoriginalwiththeClerkofthis courteitherbeforeserviceof plaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe complaintorpetition. Datedthis30dayofJune, 2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT s/RiellaLynnSims DeputyClerk PublishJuly20,27,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2650200 INTHECOUNTYCOURTIN A NDFORBROWARD COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO: COCE11-01086(50) LAKESIDEATTAMARAC CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. BACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPf/k/a COUNTRYWIDEHOME LOANSSERVICING,LP, Defendant. NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa FINALJUDGMENTAGAINST BACHOMELOANS FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYNOTICE OFEXECUTIVE SESSION (LaborContract Negotiations)FLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT503 107thStreet Marathon, Florida 33050 THURSDA Y JUL Y 28, 201 1 9:30 am The Executive Session is a closed session for the purpose of discussing upcoming labor contract negotiations for the FKAA. The subject matter shall be confined to labor contract issues and/or strategy sessions related to contract bargaining. For additional information contact Karen Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida, 33040, 305 295-2210 or e-mail: email@example.com White House chef: MyPlate is very easy to work withWhen it comes to guiding healthy meal choices over the past century, the U.S. government has tried a lot of packaging tricks: The Five Groups, The Basic Seven, The Basic Four, The Basic Four Modified and at least two different food pyramids. All too often these strategies largely were greeted with a dismissive belch by the general public. Americans still dont eat nearly enough fruits, vegetables or whole grains. And in recent decades, weve grown chubbier. In June, yet another food guidance strategy called MyPlate was released. Now, White House chef and senior policy adviser Sam Kass, who served on the committee that created the portions icon, believes the initiative may reach eaters in ways that other strategies could not. Under the new MyPlate guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these are approximate daily amounts needed by an adult based on 2,000 calories per day:Grains: 6 ounces.Protein: 5.5 ounces.Fruits: 2 cups.Vegetables: 2 cups.Dairy: 3 cups. I think the pyramid had a lot of redeeming qualities, Kass said. But what we were really focused in on, and what [First Lady Michelle Obama] felt we really needed is a simple tool that is applicable to our daily lives. The plate is a tool that can provide a simple guide and framework to think about how, proportionally, our plates should look. The icon is pretty simple stuff: Acircle divided into four roughly equal quadrants indicating how much protein (about 5 ounces a day for an average person), grain (preferably whole grain), fruit and vegetables should be on our plates at each meal. Acircle outside the plate represents a serving of low-fat dairy. To make a MyPlate-friendly meal, diners are encouraged to find their ideal portions, which vary by age and sex, and are available atwww.choosemyplate.gov, then fill their plates. Kass recently shared a sample plate of fish with vegetable fried rice and fruit-studded yogurt for dessert. This is just one really simple interpretation, he stressed. Tilapia is great because its really affordable and its everywhere. The fried rice is also great because if you are cooking brown rice on a Sunday, you can cook a little extra and keep the leftovers in the fridge for a day or two and fry some rice later. Plus, its a great way to incorporate lots of other vegetables that you have in the kitchen. You can put anything you want in fried rice, from spinach and carrots to broccoli and beans. Kass added that MyPlate can help Americans increase their relatively meager intake of whole grains, fruit and vegetables. As a nation, we are only consuming about 15 percent of the whole grains recommended by the dietary guidelines, he said. We are only eating about 40 percent of the fruit and 60 percent of the vegetables that are recommended per day. He stressed that every culture and ethnic food tradition and every type of food can work on this plate, an important element because healthy food is of little use unless its desirable. If its not good, were not going to eat it, he said. The most important thing to us and the first lady, though, is that we are getting tools that are really effective for people and families, he said. And so long as its doing that and its a great educational tool for kids, then I hope we will stick with it. But the big question remains: Has the government started manufacturing dinner plates with instructive MyPlate quadrants printed on them, as a fundraiser to battle the national debt? Im not sure if thats the plan, Kass laughed. But it would be great for some company to start printing plates to look like that.New guidelines are laid out in simple formMcClatchy-TribuneTHE DINNER TABLE HomeWindFloodAutoMotorcycleBoatLifeHealthLong-term Disability Umbrella You name it, We got it If you dont know insurance, come get to know us! Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 A healthy tilapia that compliesFollowing is a recipe from White House chef Sam Kass that is pretty tasty,easy to prepare and complies with the recommended federal guidelines for food intake.Its pan-seared tilapia and fried rice.Ingredients1/4 cup vegetable oil3 to 4 tilapia fillets1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger1 clove garlic,minced2 cups cooked brown rice1 egg,lightly beaten2 green onions,chopped,optional2 cups spinach,roughly chopped,optionalThe cookingIn a large skillet over medium-high heat,add just enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom,about 1 to 2 tablespoons.Heat,then add fish fillets to pan;sear until edges brown. Carefully turn fillets over;add 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of the ginger.Cook 2 minutes longer.Turn off heat;let stand about 5 minutes while preparing rice. In a medium skillet,heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil with remaining minced fresh ginger about 1 minute over medium heat,stirring occasionally.Add minced garlic and cooked rice;stir gently to warm through.Move rice to one side of skillet. Add lightly beaten egg to skillet.Begin cooking and scrambling egg.Slowly blend cooked egg with cooked rice. Add remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce,or to taste.Stir in optional green onions and spinach. Serve immediately with tilapia fillets. This is the new,simplified graphic the feds say illustrates how to portion your meals.
Wednesday,July 20,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A SERVICING,LPenteredbythe CountyCourtinandfor BrowardCounty,Floridaonthe 15thdayMarch,2011,andby virtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe18thdayofApril, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 23rddayofAugust,2011,at 10:30A.M.atthefrontdoorof theMonroeCounty Courthouse,500Whitehead St.,KeyWest,FL33040,the interestsofBACHOME LOANSSERVICING,LPf/k/a COUNTRYWIDEHOME LOANSSERVICING,LP, defendantinexecution,inthe followingdescribedproperty, subjecttoanyandallother liens,taxes,judgments,or encumbranceswhatsoever: SPECIFICDESCRIPTIONOF PROPERTY: LOT11,BLOCK5, GULFSTREAMSHORES, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK3,PAGE61OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA LOCATIONOFPROPERTY: 22&24NorthOceanDrive, KeyLargo,Florida33037 DATEDthis14thdayofJuly, 2011. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJuly20,27,August3, 10,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2670200 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe17dayof A ugust,2011at11:00oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, A A MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertiessituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: Unit / 208,ofMARINERS CLUB,asshownonthesite planattachedasExhibitBto theDeclarationofCovenants, ConditionsandRestrictionsfor MarinersClub,recordedin OfficialRecordsBook1659, Page1981,moreparticularly describedasLot8,Block2, KeyLargoNorth,accordingto thePlatthereof,recordedin PlatBook7,Page22,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,asmodifiedby theNoticeofWithdrawlof CertificateofOwnershipand Dedication. a/k/a97501Overseas Highway,Unit / 208,Key Largo,FL33037 PursuanttotheFinalJudgment ofForeclosureenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: MARINERSCLUB HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION,INC.,aFlorida non-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. LUISMODIA;MIRIAMMODIA, JORGEGUTIERREZ; 0000 GUTIERREZ,unknown spouseofJORGE GUTIERREZ,ifmarried; CITIBANK,N.A.;andJOHN DOE,ASTENANTIN POSSESSIONANDALL OTHERSINPOSSESSION, Defendant(s). A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber11-CA-179-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 30dayofJune,2011. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:M.Arguez DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin A A thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim withinsixty(60)daysafterthe sale. PublishJuly20,27,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2670300 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe17thdayof A ugust,2011at11:00AM,on THEFRONTSTEPSOFTHE MONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Unit / 4,LAKESURPRISEII,a Condominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominium recordedinOfficialRecords Book1034,atPage596,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,togetherwith anundividedinterestorshare inthecommonelements appurtenantthereto. PursuanttotheFINAL SUMMARYJUDGMENT enteredinacasependingin saidCourt,thestyleofwhichis: LAKESURPRISEII CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC. Plaintiff VS. JORGETCAMERO; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF JORGETCAMERO;MKD INVESTMENTSGROUP, INC.;MANHATTTAN ENTERPRISESGROUP,LLC; CITIMORTGAGE,INC.;JOHN DOE Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 11-CA-000180-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 30thdayofJune2011 A A DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:M.Arguez DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly20,27,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2670400 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR A A MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO. 44-2009-CA-000051-A001KW U.S.BANKNATIONAL A SSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORTHELXS2006-12N Plaintiff, vs. EDWARDN.JIGARJIAN; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF EDWARDN.JIGARJIAN; WASHINGTONMUTUAL BANK;CITYPARKING SYSTEMS,LLC;OLDST. PETEDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION; BLOOMGARDEN& A SSOCIATES,P.A.,D/B/A BLOOMGARDEN, GOUDREAU&ROSEN; A A UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedJuly1,2011, andenteredinCaseNo. 44-2009-CA-000051-A001KW, oftheCircuitCourtofthe16th JudicialCircuitinandfor MONROECounty,Florida. U.S.BANKNATIONAL A SSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORTHELXS2006-12Nis PlaintiffandEDWARDN. JIGARJIAN;UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFEDWARDN. JIGARJIAN;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT 503 107thStreet Marathon, Florida 33050THURSDAY, JULY28, 2011The purpose of the Budget Public Hearing is to receive presentation and discussion regarding the Authoritys Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012 including the Capital Improvement Plan of the FKAA. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues), to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com ., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 2952203, firstname.lastname@example.org Budget W orkshop 10:00 a.m.Regular Meeting Immediately following Budget Workshop TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosLIVING BRIEFSCat group hosts adoption eventCat-rescue group Forgotten Felines has planned a cat adoption event for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the organizations Purr-Fect Thrift Store, 3580 Overseas Highway, Marathon, across from the Marathon Community Park. Adoptable cats will be on hand, and there will be refreshments, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Before the event, Forgotten Felines holds its regular monthly meeting on July 25 at Martin Luther Chapel, 325 122nd St. bayside, Marathon, behind NAPAAuto Parts. Ameet-and-greet is at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30. Itll include food and raffle prizes.Birding festival needs volunteersIts not until September, but organizers of the annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival are looking for volunteers now. The festival is a nonprofit event taking place Sept. 21 through 25 spearheaded by Jim Bell at the National Key Deer Refuge. The event committee meets at Curry Hammock State Park on Crawl Key the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. for about two hours. The festival includes two birding walks and talks with Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, a presentation by wildlife photographers Lopez and Dick Fortune, a Florida Keys Audubon trip to the Dry Tortugas, and an environmental fair and family day at Curry Hammock. Anyone interested can contact Bell at 872-0774. To find out event specifics,go to www.keysbirding fest.orgGrandparents safer drivers than mom, dadKids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take. We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers, said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and the new studys lead author. Previous evidence indicates that car crashes are more common in older drivers, mostly those beyond age 65. The study looked at injuries rather than who had more crashes, and found that childrens risk for injury was 50 percent lower when riding with grandparents than with parents. The results are from an analysis of State Farm insurance claims for 2003-07 car crashes in 15 states, and interviews with the drivers. The data involved nearly 12,000 children up to age 15. Henretig, 64, said the study was prompted by his own experiences. I found myself being very nervous on the occasions that we drove our granddaughter around and really wondered if anyone had ever looked at this before, he said. Reasons for the unexpected findings are uncertain, but the researchers have a theory. Perhaps grandparents are made more nervous about the task of driving with the precious cargo of their grandchildren and establish more cautious driving habits to compensate for any age-related challenges, they wrote. Northwestern University Professor Joseph Schofer, a transportation expert not involved in the research, noted that the average age of grandparents studied was 58. Grandparents today are not that old and dont fit the image of an impaired older driver, he said. None of us should represent grandparents as kind of hobbling to the car on a walker.Study shows injury rates are far lowerAssociated PressBEHIND THE WHEEL CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 Published Keynoter 7/20/11CITYOFMARATHON NOTICE OFFIRSTPUBLIC HEARING FOR THE FFY2011 FUNDING CYCLE WITH THE INTENTOFRECEIVING CITIZEN VIEWS CONCERNING THE COMMUNITYS VIEWS ON ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTNEEDS FOR THE CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDAThe City of Marathon is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000 under the FFY 2011 Funding Cycle. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1.To benefit low and moderate income persons; or 2.To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3.To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The activity categories for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, or economic development (new jobs). Eligible uses of funds include such physical improvement activities as housing and commercial building rehabilitation, clearance, water and sewer improvements, street improvements, drainage, housing site development, parking, and loans to businesses. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DCA, the City must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's housing, economic and other community development needs will be held on August 9, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., during a City Council meeting, at 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. This is a handicapped accessible facility. Non English speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact City Clerk 305-289-5020. If a person decides to appeal any decision by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.AFAIR HOUSING/EQUALOPPORTUNITY/HANDICAPACCESS JURISDICTION
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,July 20,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A PROPERTY;WASHINGTON MUTUALBANK;CITY PARKINGSYSTEMS,LLC; OLDST.PETE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION; BLOOMGARDEN& A SSOCIATES,P.A.,D/B/A BLOOMGARDEN, GOUDREAU&ROSEN;are defendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatATTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 3dayofAugust,2011,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT16,BLOCK1,KEY HAVEN-SECONDADDITION, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,RECORDEDIN PLATBOOK4,PAGE93,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwith60days afterthesale. Datedthis5dayofJuly,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByShontaMcLeod A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, FL33040,(305)292-3423,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad Ste.3000 A A Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 PublishJuly20,27,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A ACaribbeanDreamSalon& DaySpainBPK Needs Cosmos,NailTechs,and Massage.Localclienteleisa plus!Sendresume: annacaribbeandream.com ApplianceDelivery-Installer needed.Lookingforreliable personwithvaliddrivers license.Carpentryskillsa must.Call305-664-3662 Beapartofawinningteam! 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A A PARTSMANAGER withsignificantexperiencein inventorymanagementand procurementofpartsforall boatsystemsandmarine outboard/inboardengines. Computerproficiencyrequired. QuickBooksaplus.FullTime. Experiencedonlyneedapply. SendresumetoDonnamarathonboatyard.comorfax to305-743-4042.EOE,DFW. 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Wednesday,July 20,2011 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A MM100BAYSIDE-CBS 2BD/2BAhome.Likenew. Fencedyard,nopets,no smoking$1250/mo.F/L/S Call305-393-2271 MM98-COTTAGE Utilitiesincluded. F/L/S$550permonth. Call305-451-4502 Spacious1BD/1BAstilthm, MM99.OnCanal,Oceanside w/boatslip.$1400permo. pluselectric.Available8/1. Call305-333-1381. TAVERNIER-MM90 3BD/2BAupstairs 1BD/1BA down.140Dock,unfurn.Pvt, petsok.F/L/S$2500/mo. util.CallDean305-522-8044 TavernierMM923BR,3BA. Smallpetnegotiable. Handicappedaccessible. $2000/mo.305-393-1172 A A KEYLARGOMM101.5-Large 1/1 $895/mo,o r2/2 ,$1295/mo w/garageapt.Screenedpatio, boatramp,clean,recently upgraded.786-218-0509 A A AMOVEINNOWfrom$250 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 BIGPINE Unfurn2/1duplex, boatingcanal,carport,W/D, tiledfloors,fencedyard.Pet possible.Nosmoking.F/L/S. $1175/mo.305-872-2947 BRINGBOAT Marathonstudio/effcy onocean.$1,000/mo. Dockage&utilsincl. Rich219-405-2313 KEYCOLONYBEACH2/1 1stFLOORDUPLEX. Dock,W/D,furn.Allutil cable inc.Petnego.$1700F/L/S. Longtermonly.973-907-6449 KeyLargo-BaysideMM98 LandingsofLargo,Quiet, 2BR/2BA,pool,tennis,marina. Cableincl.,dockageavail., $1700/mo.786-356-7440 LOWERMATECUMBEMM74 2BR,1BAapt.oncanal,W/D. Privatebeach!Dockavail. $1100/mo,2monthsecurity deposit.1-305-898-2077 A A MARATHON1&2BR,43rd St,Gulf. 1stfloorrear&2ndflr apts.Partiallyfurn.Nopets. $1000-$1200/mo,first&last. (negotiable).423-775-5731 MARATHON 1BDAPT For2people.$980inclutil. Dockprivileges.AvailAug1. 305-743-8111 MARATHON1BR,1BA, in onehalfdupelx .Secluded, quiet,onthewater.W/D. $1075/mo.Call305-289-5442 MARATHON 1BRorStudios $800-$1,200/mo.Allutiluncl. First&Security.Smallpetok. 305-289-7662LisaorRoger MARATHON 2/1halfduplex. $1,100,F/L/S.Fencedin, remodeled.Nopets. CallLela395-0814oremail lelacoldwellbanker.com MARATHON2BR,1BA. Tiled,W/D,yard.Petspossible. $1000/moF/L/S. 305-395-1117 MARATHONCharming2/1 ontropicalcanalsetting.950sf. $1400/moincludesutilities. CallAndy,561-212-3045 MARATHON Clean, comfortabletraveltrailerin KeysRV.$695 water& electric.Freecable.F/L/S. 305-896-2915 MARATHON/COCOPLUM 1BR,1-1/2BAcondoatCoco PlumTerraces.Furnished, dockage,tennis,pool.Ground level.$950/mo.732-233-5320 Marathon fullyfurnhalfduplex. Allnew! Fullkit.,hottub.Quiet &cleanarea. No pets/smoking. $800/mo,cable&WiFiincl, elec&water not incl.F/L/S. Seriousinquiriesonly. 305289-9884 after5pmleavemsg MARATHON Large1BRmobilehomew/ screenedporch,W/D.$625/mo inclwater&sewer.Behindairport.Owner/agent289-6510 MARATHON smallefficiency. 26thSt.Waterincluded. $575/mo.F/L.$400security deposit,305-394-3923 MARATHONSTUDIOAPT Furnished,withfullkitchen, water&electricincluded. $850/moF/L/S.PetsOK. A vailablenow.305-743-0404 MarathonStudioApt w/fullkit. Yearly,cute,partfurn,w/d,air, priv.loc.,offstrpking.$950/mo inclutls.Creditrefscked,F/L/S. Nopets.609-425-7800 A A MARATHON VacaCutarea. Lrgeffic.,privateentrance,frig, micro,cable&utilincl.1person only,N/S,nopets.$750/moF/L $250dep.305-896-0280 MM106-BaysideApt., 1BD/1BA,Fullkitchen. A vail.now,$600permo., F/L.Spanish-786-210-9114. English-407-591-1498. MM88-EFFICIENCY Utilitiesincluded $550permo.F/L/S Call305-451-4502 MM95.5-OceanviewStudio Downstairs,onclearswim canal.Renovated.Lush landscape.Incl.util./wifi $950/mo.305-761-5829 A A Roommatewanted,M/F Bdrm&privatebath. CanalfrontageonDuckKey. $500/mo. CallPaul303-880-1576. A A AvailMini-Season! Marathon, oceansidecanalfronthome, dockage,ramp,2bas,carport. $1650/wk.561-351-8737or brianmachojuno.com A A LetsMakeADeal!1000sqf t Condounit4rent,US1,MTH Shareorrententirespace. 305-731-1183or731-9751 MARATHON 1250ft.storage area,withAC,has1000ft showroom,180ftUS1 frontage.Ampleparking, loadingdock. Reasonably priced! CallJohn522-0066or Kurt481-4838 MARATHON Commbuilding 2357OverseasHwy. 2,700sqftfor$2,000/mo. A MUSTSEE. Calltosee305-481-3198 MarathonQuaintretail office commercialspaceforrent.850 SF,highwayfrontage/visible. (305)923-3855 MrthnU S1-3 SpacesAvail. 1st,1500sf;2nd,1000sf,3rd, 800sf.Allcanbecombinedor rentseparate.$1/sf util, taxes&insur.305-923-9542 A A Marathon,FSBO,Oceanfront Updated3/2.1400sf,50ftdkge. Hottub.Views.$595Knego. Seeatforsalebyowner.com / 21182202. 732-674-3451 A A A A21STARCRAFT2003 MARINEDECKBOAT, 4stroke,150hp,oneowner, garagekept,trailer. $16,000obo.(305)785-4141 AA21STARCRAFT2003 MARINEDECKBOAT, 4stroke,150hp,oneowner, garagekept,trailer. $16,000obo.(305)785-4141 22COBIAW/CABIN. 225Yamaha,1999.Trailer included.$14,000obo. 305-684-0033,Marathon. 23CLASSICMAKO Centerconsole. Readyforrepower. Manyextras.942-1686 CarolinaSkiffSpecialists All sizes&models:SeaChasers, Benningtonpontoons&Hydrasports.CallFt.MyersforWest Coastpricing!800-955-7543 A A Y AMAHALF250BTXR 100hours.Warrantyto June2014.TwoSSprops. Tradingupto300. $14,000.Call289-5986 A A BOATSLIPFORRENTMM99 Oceanside.$10ft.Upto40ft. Noliveaboard,Water& Electric.(305)942-3055 SUMMERMADNESS SPECIAL $400/moplustaxandelectric. DocksideinMarathon. 305-743-0000 A A 1 WANTED Smallboatwithtrappuller. Trailerable. Dontneedlicenses. CallJohn(305)872-3698 A A 1400UsedLobsterTraps. (Needtobecleaned.)20thSt., Marathon.$8/eaorwillwheel& dealifyoubuyall.Sehabla Espanol.Call727-326-2437 450LobsterBcerts ,$100ea. Lobsterboat -34Walkaround Crusader withLobster C numbers. 2000hourssince refurb/rebuilt,likenew. Also snapper/grouper,&kingfish permits. 786-553-1541 AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 A AAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com AAAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S AtlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com A AJETSKILIFTSTwo,electric,heavyduty, excellentcondition. $900each.(305)785-4141 AAJETSKILIFTSTwo,electric,heavyduty, excellentcondition. $900each.(305)785-4141 LiveaboardDocksMarathon, covereddeckarea,pvtbath house.FreeW/Dforresidents. 12mosforthepriceof10! Checkwithus1st! 731-3386 MTHN-MarineStorage :boats, trailers,campers,anyclean storageOKonwheels.Best ratesintown.Checkwithus first!CallEmil,731-3386 A A Autoswanted.Allyears. Junk-Used.Car-Van-Truck. Runornot.Cashordonatefor taxwriteoff.305-332-0483 ParadiseTowingisbuyingjunkedcars. Call(305)731-6540 A A KEYWAYMOTORBIKE 500miles,likenew. 49HP.$1500/obo. 305-587-3139 A A 2000ChevyFlatbed,Dually 89Kmi.,NewA/C,clutch,gas tank,fuelpump,alternater andbattery.$7800Call 305-664-8090.Lv.msg. A A 2003ChevClassBmotor home .84Kmi,fullyeqpt,gas range,refrig,hotwaterheater, gen,shower/toilet.Mustsell! $18K.B.B.$24K305-743-0802 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A PLUMBERSNEEDED Full-timeimmediateopenings. Experiencedonly.Applyin personGeorgesPlumbing 9585OverseasHwy.,Mthn RENTALOPERATOR& TOURGUIDE Lookingforvery professionalbooking coordinator.Greatbusiness opportunityforIslamorada watersportsco.Emailresume tobradsevensports.com A A SEATOWNOWHIRING Experiencedlicensed Captains.Fulltimeandpart timeavailable.Islamorada area.Call289-2055oremail resumeto imseatowbellsouth.net SERVICEMANAGER WANTED -F/Twithbenefits. Outboardmotorknowledge preferred.SeaCenter,BigPine Key.CallJayat305-395-2500. A A WatersportsAttendant for busycompanyinIslamorada. Mustbehardworkingand dependable.Weekends&valid drlicamust! 305-896-2915 A A COMMUNITYHEALTHOF SOUTHFLORIDA,INC. (CHI) private,non-profitcorp.hasthe followingpositionsavailable: Physician,F/T,Dental Hygienist,F/T;DentalAssist F/T;PharmacyTechF/T atourMarathonCenter. Competitivesalary&excellent benefits.E.O.E.Applyin person,call,orfaxresume: CHI,10300SW216St.,Miami, FL33190;Ph:(305)252-4872; Fax:305-254-4987; A A GRACEJONESDAYCARE lookingforaqualifiedteacher C.D.A./45statehours. Mustlovechildren. Call743-6064 A A BARTENDERNEEDED IMMEDIATELY! NewUpscale RestaurantinMarathonalso hiring :SERVERS,HOST/ HOSTESS, MAINTENANCE/SECURITY PERSONS ,PMshiftonly. PleasecontactMaria Hoppwood(305)923-4297to scheduleinterview JOINAWINNINGTEAM! Exp.Servers/Bartenders andKitchenhelpneeded. A pplywithin,after4pm. SmugglersCove,85500 OverseasHwy. SERVERSNEEDED Experienceamust!Applyin person,StuffedPig,MM49, Marathon,betwee n8&2. A A A AExperiencedHousekeeper/ Nanny/CaregiverforSeniors. SeekingPTorFTwork.10year residentofKeyLargowithlocal refs.CallLynn305-393-3174 AAExperiencedHousekeeper/ Nanny/CaregiverforSeniors. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,July 20,2011 Bringing AT&T customers a stronger network faster. AT&T customers, including those who join us from T-Mobile, will see significant service improvements from the merger. The addition of T-Mobiles spectrum resources and thousands of cell sites will quickly increase capacity and coverage, resulting in better call reliability and data speeds. Mobile data traffic on AT&Ts network has grown 8,000% over the last four years. With tablets, cloud computing, and a new generation of bandwidth-hungry devices on the horizon, demand is expected to increase an additional 8-10 times by 2015. Integrating T-Mobiles network resources, while continuing AT&Ts network investment, is the surest, fastest, and most efficient way to meet this challenge. Continued innovation for T-Mobile customers. Through the integration with AT&T, T-Mobile customers can continue to enjoy innovative technologies, devices, and services for many years to come. They will have the freedom to keep their existing pricing plans and phones, and will benefit in the future with expanded capabilities. T-Mobile customers will also benefit from network enhancements such as improved coverage in remote regions and access to AT&Ts planned next generation networks. Reaching more of Florida with LTE. LTE technology is a super-fast way to connect to the Internet. The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile will allow AT&T to expand its LTE wireless broadband network to cover over 98% of Florida residents. That means onemillion more people in Florida, many in small towns and rural areas, will get access to LTE due to the merger. Our customers will get a stronger network. The state will get a new choice for broadband. And more of Florida will get access to a cutting-edge wireless network and all the opportunities it brings. Better togetherMobilizeEverything.com 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.