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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 07-23-2011
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marathon (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Marathon
Coordinates: 24.726389 x -81.040278 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 31, no. 45 (Dec. 23, 1984).
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G r e e n s o lu t io n sC o n s e rv e w it h o u t le a v in g y o u r d e sk P a g e 8 IN SID E M a r k e tp la c eP a g e 1 4 F o o d ie fu nK e y L a r g o e v e n t k ic k s o ff F rid a y P a g e 6 L o b s t e rS o m e re c ip e s t o w h e t y o u r a p p e t ite P a g e 7 PUBLISH ED BY: Snorkeling into history Coffins Patch harbors abundant marine lifeSee story,Page 3 C O N T E N T S 2 0 1 1 K E Y N O T E R P U B L I S H I N G C O .V O L 6 ,N O 3 8JULY 24,2011 Printed on 100% recycled new sp rint In LAttitudes Its everything food and much more when the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival arrives. 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The county isnt completely receptive.Story, 6A THE AIR UP THEREWill Goodwin,14, of Key Largo goes heels over head in a flip off the high dive at the Jacobs Aquatic Center at the Key Largo Community Park,enjoying a sunny Thursday afternoon while cooling off on summer break.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUPast winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest gather at Sloppy Joes Bar in Key West Thursday to sing Happy Birthday to Ernest Hemingway on the 112th anniversary of the late authors birth.Hemingway lived in Key West in the 1930s and each year,the island city stages a six-day festival in his honor. The finals of this years Look-Alike contest take place tonight.BIRTHDAY WISHES The bug chase starts WednesdayLobster sport-diving days, an unofficial Florida holiday largely centered in the Florida Keys, brings thousands of divers to local waters Wednesday and Thursday.Motel rooms, rental boats and spots on lobster-diving trips look to be in short supply.Our dockage is full and all the boats are rented out for mini-season, said Tim Scott from the Cudjoe Gardens Marina in the Lower Keys. There are quite a few people coming down. Its already getting pretty busy, said Jeanine Christiansen from the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. People are starting to get here, and our hotels are mostly booked for Wednesday and Thursday. The Abyss Dive Center on Key Colony Beach has no space left on any of its four lobster-diving trips during the two-day season, staffer Eric Rolfe said. Staff with the Florida Fish and Wildlife and Conservation Commission and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary opened the Lobster Information Booth at mile marker 106 on Friday to give visitors a chance to review lobster diving rules. The booth will be open through Tuesday evening.Our main focus is to urge people to dive safely, boat safely and know the rules so they can stay out of trouble, said FWC Officer Bobby Dube.The number of FWC officers on mini-season patrol in the Keys essentially doubles with a special detachment of 25 out-of-county officers brought in to patrol local waters. That group will include undercover officers and trained lobster-sniffing police dogs, Dube said. No fatalities or serious injuries among divers in Key waters were reported lastTens of thousands of lobster divers expected in KeysMINI-SEASON By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comDistrict:Union will take what we demandAlabor attorney caught the United Teachers of Monroe off guard on Friday, telling the unions negotiating team that Monroe County School District officials plan to mandate seven unpaid employee furlough days for the coming school year and delay a much-lauded switch to a performance pay compensation model. District officials brought in labor and employment law specialist Bob Norton from Miami to serve as their chief negotiator. Before dropping the axe, Norton framed the districts budget situation:Theres no question that we do have a budget crisis here. We believe, without question, the district enjoys the right to make cuts because of our budget crisis. This is what we intend to do.With that, he laid out cuts totaling $3,243,000:Teachers and administrators up to and including the superintendent will take seven mandatory furlough days; school-related personnel like bus drivers and food service workers will take six furlough days; the total savings is $1.4 million.A1.5 percent wage increase planned to start with the school year in August will be eliminated to save $600,000.Five support employees will be cut to save $243,000.Administrators will move forward to outsourceHired gun slinger: More furloughs, no raises, jobs to be outsourcedMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBaby whale off to SeaWorldApilot whale calf from the Florida Keys likely will become the first stranded marine mammal taken into care at SeaWorld of Orlando in two decades. The young whale, known as 301, is scheduled to be the first patient admitted to SeaWorlds newly completed rehabilitation facility.We will assess her health status and consult with the Marine Mammal Conservancy staff, Christopher Dold, vice president of veterinary services for the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment company, said Thursday while en route to Key Largo.Its all contingent upon her health status but the plan is to transport her back to SeaWorld of Orlando, Dold said. Were bringing the staff and equipment that we need.Apod of 23 pilot whales stranded May 5 off Cudjoe Key. Most died at the scene, but two males were released into the Atlantic Ocean after being deemed healthy enough to survive.The two remaining survivors 301 and a larger adult female known as 300 have been under the care of a team of volunteers at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo since days after the May stranding.Because of concern over stranded marine mammals transmitting disease to resident dolphins and whales, the federal government essentially prohibited marine parks from taking stranded animals into care about 20 years ago. But SeaWorlds new facility has an entirely selfcontained, 25-foot-by-40foot pool and separate support areas to house stranded dolphins or whales. It uses aItll be only one at parks new facilityCUDJOE KEY WHALE STRANDINGJudge releases Mearns on bondMichael Mearns, jailed Tuesday on a count of negligent manslaughter for acting with reckless indifference in the hours and moments leading up to the auto-crash death of a 17year-old girl in February, was released Thursday morning on $50,000 bond.Acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker lowered the bond set at $250,000 when Mearns surrendered Tuesday afternoon after hearing from several friends of the Mearns family that he is no danger to the community and in fact an asset to it.Shortly after midnight on Feb. 25, the 24-year-old Marathon man was the lone passenger in a 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Amber Kogelis of Lower Matecumbe Key.The Florida Highway Patrol says Kogelis lost control of the SUVwhile on a short strip of Aviation Boulevard in Marathon and struck a parked 2006 Ford pickup and ran over shrubs and a curb before hitting aBecker lowers it to $50,000 from $250,000By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS MEARNSSee Mini-season,3ASee Mearns,2ASee Schools,3ASee Whale,3ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBy SEAN


dock and landing in Dodge Lake. Mearns escaped the SUVafter it plunged into the water, but Kogelis was still trapped when deputies and paramedics arrived. She was dead at the scene. In his charging document, FHPCpl. Pedro Reinoso says Mearns acted with reckless indifference by allowing [Kogelis] to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, thereby causing her death. Toxicology tests show Kogelis had a blood alcohol content of .125 percent. In Florida, .08 is legally drunk.Thursday, a standingroom-only group of friends and family showed up for Mearnsbond hearing before Becker, including his father Randy and grandmother Marjie, both of whom are former Marathon City Council members. They were among seven people asking Becker to lower the bond (three letters of support also were entered into the record).Dressed in a blue jail suit, Mearns sat quietly at the defendants table with attorney Hal Schuhmacher. He did not address Becker. Schuhmacher briefly interviewed the seven community members, who all described Mearns as a hard worker whos heavily involved in the community. Many referred to his battle to overcome a stroke as a young boy that left him partially disabled. He has worked diligently to include himself mainstream in school, among friends and in the community. He has earned the respect and the love demonstrated in this room, resident Judy Greenman said. Randy Mearns pointed out his sons community involvement, including as a volunteer fireman and at events like the Original Marathon Seafood Festival and Fourth of July celebration at Sombrero Beach. I think Michaels done a wonderful job becoming a wonderful human being, he said. During Randys testimony, Becker sustained an objection by Assistant State Attorney Paunece Ramage that Schuhmacher was asking him about details of the investigation. Marathon Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay called Michael Mearns an asset to the community and echoed his involvement in community events. This is a sad moment but we are all here to support him, he said. Becker was clear Thursday that the court, in a vacuum, looks at the facts. She said shes not seen details of the case. The court does not overlook the fact someone has lost a child as a result of what did occur, Becker said, noting she considered the seriousness of the charge and whether Mearns is a flight risk. While letting him out of jail on a reduced bond, Becker also ruled that Mearns must contact [Monroe County Pre-Trial Services] once per week and granted Ramages request that he not be in a vehicle with anyone under 18 years old. Mearnsarraignment is scheduled for Aug. 4.Mearns in Pre-Trial ServicesFrom Mearns,1A Keynoter 2A Saturday,July 23,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.9382 SUN.9382 MON.9382 TUES.9382 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit radar and extended forecast.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:Coco Plum Beach in Marathon.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 Missing your paper? 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 ADVISORIESDue to incorrect information received,a Wednesday story about Vaca Cut Bridge construction contained the incorrect cost of the project.Its budgeted for $125,000;the Department of Transportation has budgeted $5.6 million to repave virtually all of U.S.1 in Marathon.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSRelationship ends at Heartbreak HotelAformer couple that apparently put the final nail in the coffin of their relationship found the appropriate place to do so: The Heartbreak Hotel. The hotel, at 716 Duval St. in Key West, is where the man and woman ended up in a fight about the dogs they co-owned while they were still together.The woman, 30, and man, 29, broke up a few weeks ago so the man went to stay at the Heartbreak Hotel, a Key West police report says. The cops were called there a little after 11 p.m. Monday after getting a report the man had pushed the woman against a wall. The woman told Officer Jimmy Valdes that in addition to arguing about the dogs, she wanted her ex to go pick up his things at the place they formerly shared. Thats when an argument ensued and the man struck her in the back of the head with an open hand and told her to get out.In fact, the man ended up leaving but no charges were filed because the woman became uncooperative when asked for details of the incident and a hotel staffer refused to give a statement. SANDUSKYRobertSandusky died peacfullyinhissleepTuesday morning,July19,2011, surroundedbyhisfamily. RobertwasbornonJanuary4, 1929toAdamandMary Sandusky.Hemarriedthelove ofhislife,Constance JasniewiczonJuly16,1955in Summerville,NJ,wherethey owned/operatedaTavernuntil 1986,retiringtoupstateNY. RobertmovedtoFranklin,NC in1998,winteringintheKeys foryears,untilmovinghereto bewithhisfamily5yearsago. Robertwaspredeceasedby ConstanceonJune26,2003, andissurvivedbyhisson Mark,daughter-in-lawJulie, andoneandonlygrandchild MarkieConstanceSandusky allofGrassyKey,FL. AJuly 13 affidavit from Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Pedro Reinoso, a traffic homicide investigator, reveals how the day Amber Kogelis died unfolded. Kogelis, 17, died shortly after midnight Feb. 25 after driving a 1998 Ford Explorer into Dodge Lake in Marathon. Michael Mearns, 24, was the lone passenger and is charged with negligent manslaughter in her death.Prior to the crash ... Mr. Mearns picked up Ms. Kogelis at her residence at approximately 6:30 p.m. Mr. Mearns never left Ms. Kogelisside, spending approximately 5.5 hours with her going to his residence [on Lime Lane], the Hurricane bar, the Circle K gas station and, ultimately, the crash scene, where she expired from saltwater drowning.Toxicology tests show Kogelis had a blood alcohol content of .125 percent. In Florida, .08 is legally drunk. The affidavit says Mearns allowed Kogelis to drive from the Circle K to Aviation Boulevard, on which Dodge Lake sits, so she could practice driving.Reinoso points out that Kogelis had a learners permit since Jan. 12 that didnt allow her to drive after dark and that Mearns has a valid license. The trooper says Mearns was aware that Ms. Kogelis was 17 years old and an inexperienced driver with only a learners permit.Reinoso wrote that it is critical to note that Ms. Kogelis was under the supervision of Mr. Mearns as she was operating the Ford.... The cause of this crash and the subsequent death of Amber R. Kogelis come to bear on Michael Randall Mearns by acting with reckless indifference by allowing Amber R. Kogelis, a minor, to operate a motor vehicle while [she was] under the influence of alcohol, thereby causing her death. How the crash unfoldedKeynoter Staff Come visit our online photo galleries at Council raises taxesDeclining property values forced the Marathon City Council to approve a proposed property tax rate Thursday that represents a minimal increase over the current fiscal year. The 1.9999 millage rate is actually 3.41 percent under the rollback rate of 2.0705, but the city experienced a roughly 8 percent decline in property values this year, from $1.99 billion to $1.82 billion. Rollback is the tax rate necessary to generate the same amount of property taxes as the current fiscal year. This years rate is 1.8458, or 2.5 percent under the 2009-10 rollback rate.All that means the owner of a $300,000 home in Marathon would pay $46 more $599 versus $543 in taxes than the current year.As expected, City Manager Roger Hernstadt said the citys 58 full-time employees will be asked for the first time to contribute toward their health insurance. Finance Director Peter Rosasco has said employee health insurance cost is projected to rise 16 percent in 2011-12. We here in Marathon and many other governments and cities have been dealing with trying to address providing the current level of service in the most cost-effective manner, Hernstadt said.Rosasco presented the council with breakdowns of the budget at both the 2.0705 and 1.9999 tax rates. The only difference between the two is the city will tap its reserves for another $124,137 to lower the rate.At the 1.9999 rate, the city is projected to use $431,643 in reserves and be left with $4.39 million. At rollback, the city would maintain reserves equal to 46 percent of its $8.8 million operating budget. It drops to 45 percent at 1.9999.Weve normally targeted to keep our reserves at about 50 percent. Both of these scenarios are slightly under, but thats a target very few in the state of Florida would have, Rosasco said. Mayor Ginger Snead and Councilman Pete Worthington supported adopting the 2.0705 rate because it can be trimmed at future budget hearings. I know were trying to save the taxpayers money, but were trying to improve some things and we have a lot on our plate to deal with, Worthington said. The total proposed budget is $12.9 million, with $3.52 million expected from property taxes. The council is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. to discuss special revenue and enterprise-fund budgets. Its slated to take place at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONCity starts budget talksKey West city commissioners will get an intensive budget breakdown on Monday and Tuesday from city staff for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon, then from 2 to 6 p.m. at Old City Hall on Greene Street. They will also be broadcast live on the citys Comcast Cable Channel 77.Well present the entire budget to the commissioners and the community, City Manager Jim Scholl said, adding that Wednesday is a backup day if we run over.Budget documents uploaded to the city Web site Thursday break down revenues and expenses for more than a dozen different funds maintained by the city.In terms of the general fund, which pays for personnel expenses and the day-today operations of city services, revenues are projected at $49,350,710, which includes $9,731,700 in reserves. The current fiscal year is budgeted at $40.3 million in general-fund dollars.It costs about $105,000 per day to run the city, meaning the proposed reserve would support the city for 92 days in the event of a disaster. Following the two budget workshops, commissioners will vote on a tax rate and final budget at meetings scheduled for Sept. 8 and 19, beginning at 6 p.m. The fiscal year starts Oct. 1.Theres no proposed property tax rate in the documents made available online Thursday. But for the current fiscal year, commissioners approved a 3.0666 tax rate, meaning the owner of a house with an assessed taxable value of $300,000 paid $920.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Commission gives initial OK to budgetThe Monroe County Commission on Thursday approved a proposed property tax rate for 2011-12 thats 3.69 percent below the current year. Its the same figure initially presented by County Administrator Roman Gastesi on July 12 and 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.Both commissioners and Gastesi promised more cuts to come as staff takes part in summer studies to find areas to trim.A5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for non-union county employees made the cut Thursday but that does not mean it will be included when the budget is finalized in September. Employees did not receive raises the last four fiscal years.Commissioners George Neugent and Kim Wigington were clearly against doling out raises in the down economy, while Commissioner Sylvia Murphy wants the raises and Mayor Heather Carruthers is leaning toward them. Vice Mayor David Rice appeared the obvious swing vote. In the search for at least $300,000 in additional cuts, Gastesi told the Keynoter he plans a comprehensive review of the Public Works operation. The idea arose from the commissions discussion Thursday about the sizable fleet of county vehicles that division maintains. mIm basically taking a look at [Public Works] like we have with Growth Management in the last couple years, Gastesi said. Any time weve reviewed any of the functions, weve been able to find savings. I feel comfortable well find savings there and elsewhere.Other areas where Gastesi said savings could be realized include the county Health Department and consolidation of departments.Included in the approved budget for now is a $495,000 increase in library funding. It would restore Monday hours at all five county public libraries including Big Pine Key, which has never been open on Mondays. For more on this story, go to .By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTYCare Center cut $60,000AMonroe County Human Services Advisory Board decision to cut $60,000 in funding next fiscal year from the Guidance Care Center left two members of the volunteer board in disagreement Thursday over why the decision was made.Key West attorney David Paul Horan and Care Center Director A.B. Maloy told the County Commission during an all-day budget hearing Thursday the cut was a computational error resulting from differing state and local fiscal year dates.It looked like there was a $60,000 discrepancy with regard to the funding request. Instead of the $600,000 being considered, it was reduced to $540,000, Horan said. The one thing I was concerned about was with that decrease, it costs Monroe County $200,000 in matching funding. We think that was really a mistake not understanding how it occurred.Maloy told the commission the figure was more like $340,000. State and local funding cuts in recent years left the Care Center unable to cover costs for the longrunning Keys to Recovery drug rehabilitation program. Its projected to lose $150,000 this year.Keys to Recovery is for male felons with substanceabuse problems. Those who qualify spend the final six months of their jail sentence at the center receiving inpatient treatment.But Horans fellow board member disputed his claim of a computational error. Horan, an attorney, was absent from the meeting because of a trial in Miami. The board did question the salaries of some of the professionals [at the Care Center]. It was not decided to take that $60,000 away based on that computational error, Alexsa Leto said. She runs the countys Guardian Ad Litem program.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSOCIAL SERVICESRedistricting tour continues MondayFlorida Lawmakers next week take the discussion of how to redesign the states political map to one of the areas most in need of updating to account for demographic change and the area probably most closely watched because of its current political competitiveness.In almost any discussion of how to be successful in statewide politics in Florida, the words I-4 corridor come up, so much so that its become a political buzz phrase, even on the lips of national pundits who wouldnt know Winter Haven from Winter Park. Next week, the Legislature takes its redistricting committee meetings to that closely contested, make-or-break region stretching from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach.Lawmakers will start Monday with a meeting in Lakeland, in the heart of the I4 corridor. On Tuesday, theyll meet in Wauchula, in the rural and agricultural area of Hardee County, south of Lakeland, and in Wesley Chapel, a suburb of Tampa. Later in the week the meetings move to the middle and the other end of the I-4 corridor, in Orlando on Wednesday and Melbourne on Thursday.The Keys redistricting hearing is set for 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Florida Keys Community College.By DAVID ROYSENews Service of FloridaPOLITICS


custodial services and lawn and yard maintenance to save another $1 million. I think we have to appreciate if people have jobs and benefits in the middle of this worldwide crisis, I think its something to hold on to, Norton said. UTM President Holly Hommell-Gorman came back that the point of the Friday session was to cure alleged Sunshine Law violations associated with earlier bargaining meetings. She stressed that union members had already ratified an agreement to take three furlough days, bargained in good faith. Well be filing an unfair labor practice on Monday, she said. The unions complaint will be directed to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission in Tallahassee. We believe those understandings and any curative measures that are needed are resolved, Norton said, because we are not going to ratify those documents. We are putting them aside forevermore; they are void and invalid. Were prepared to take the actions weve discussed today. This is where were going. Leon Fowler, UTMs business agent, called Nortons approach pretty hostile, adding that the meeting he thought was supposed to address the alleged open-government violations was kind of a setup.Of the alleged Sunshine Law violations, Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson, who attended the Friday session, briefly commented, Im satisfied.The planned three-hour session ended after only 45 minutes. Abargaining session planned for next Friday was postponed.Steve Fischer, a bargaining specialist with the Florida Education Association, a statewide union umbrella, characterized the meeting as a departure from collaborative bargaining to fixed-point bargaining. For the budget year that started on July 1, the district is projecting expenditures of $82.3 million with revenues totaling just $78.7 million. 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State fishery managers have estimated that in a typical year, more than half the 50,000 divers who chase lobster during the statewide mini-season head for the Keys. That amounts to approximately 30,000 divers. During each day in the sport season, divers and snorkelers are allowed to take up to six legal-size lobsters daily in Monroe County. Night diving for lobster is banned in the Keys during mini-season (bullynetting from a boat is permitted at night). Many protected areas are closed to lobster harvest.In advance of mini-season, a new county law on nearshore diving goes into force Sunday. It bans snorkeling and scuba diving in most waters within 300 feet of shore in many areas of Monroe County, until miniseason closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.Thats the big difference in regulations this year, Dube said. Monroe County commissioners approved the nearshore diving rule as a way to limit conflicts between divers and waterfront residents. Previously, county law banned snorkeling and diving in nearshore waters only during the miniseason. Now the snorkelingdive ban begins three days before the season. And for the first time, the nearshore ban will be enacted for the first five days of regular lobster season, which opens Aug. 6. The law also covers unincorporated canals in much of Monroe County. Regulations vary in nearshore waters of Keys municipalities.Lobster mobsters arrivingFrom Mini-season,1A water-filtration system separated from that in the main park.It is located out of view of other park attractions since federal rules prohibit display of stranded marine mammals.We want to make sure we do not expose our collection animals to any communicable disease, like the morbilli virus, or other biosecurity risks, Dold said.If all goes well, the calf eventually could be moved to SeaWorld of San Diego, which has the only three captive pilot whales in North America.The first step is to get 301 into the rescue pool and give her a few days to stabilize, Dold said. Well make sure the transfer has gone smoothly and shes adjusting well.Making sure the calf gains enough strength for the longer trip to California could be a process of indeterminate length, he said. The most important thing right now is to provide for the health and welfare of the animal, Dold said. Providing care and being responsible stewards is in our DNA. Its what we do. No date for the expected transfer to Orlando had been determined at press time.301 off to OrlandoFrom Whale,1ACounty balks at developerThe Monroe County Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider a future-land-use map designation for a Wisteria Island that would limit development on the island to two houses. Thats a far cry from a controversial plan pitched by developer Roger Bernstein to build on the island 35 market-rate homes; 35 transient units containing 85 bedrooms; five workforce houses; a bar, restaurant and retail component; and upland facilities to support a 116-ball mooring field.Tim Koenig, an attorney for the developer, on Wednesday asked the County Commission to direct county staff to engage in a process whereby we engage all of the stakeholders in a series of public meetings to discuss, take input on and hear issues and concerns regarding a new FLUM designation, which would be more appropriate for the island off Key West.County staff has proposed a designation called residential conservation, which would limit density to one housing unit per 10 acres of property; Wisteria is about 21 acres. Thats the designation the Planning Commission will vote on next week. County commissioners limited their conversation to whether its appropriate to take any action, including giving direction to staff, during the sounding-board part of their meeting, which is when Koenig made his pitch.This is the time for [Bernsteins] FEB Corp. to get up and state whatever they want to state, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said. Its not a time for the commission to be giving head nods. I object to it strongly.Commissioner David Rice said the residential conservation designation wouldnt fit Wisteria and for that reason, I cant understand why we wouldnt re-engage this process, try to figure out whats going on. Its very clear to me that RC does not fit this piece of property. We dont have a category that does.Agents of the developer have suggested a new designation, specific to Wisteria Island, called maritime harbor island, which would accommodate the proposed housing units. Commissioner Kim Wigington argued that any action would interrupt the public process that is set to culminate with the Planning Commission vote. I never remember a direction being given at a sounding board, she said. I hardly remember much discussion. I think what we risk doing here is interrupting a public process that has been set in place for a long time and is fair to everyone.Key Wester Christine Russell vehemently opposed the development, urging commissioners to take a look at who is actually in favor of it. Theyre plumbers, theyre Realtors, they have concrete companies, she said. Greed is still alive and well in the Keys and it makes me sick and it makes the majority of residents of this county sick. Since when does a developer get to make his own rules as to how he wants to develop his land? You look to county staff to do that; thats why we pay their salaries.The county Planning Commission meets Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Marathon Government Center.Planning panel set to vote on two-home limitBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comWISTERIA ISLAND HEADING HOMEPhoto by SUSAN SORENSENA huge flock of ibis heads for the evening roost at sunset on Wednesday at the Channel Two Bridge on Lower Matecumbe Key.


Migrant smuggler gets 15 yearsAMiami man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a December Cuban-alien smuggling operation the latest such operation to which he admitted involvement. In addition to the 15 years, U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez sentenced Hector Pena, 45, to three years of supervised release following his prison term. Pena pleaded guilty on April 25 to all counts of a superseding information charging him with multiple counts of conspiracy to encourage and induce aliens, including at least one minor, to enter the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard that such coming and entry was in violation of law, the U.S. Attorneys Office said. Pena was also charged with multiple counts of attempting to bring in illegal aliens for profit. The charges stemmed from a December 27 smuggling attempt in which Pena and others were interdicted at sea 18 miles west of Miami carrying 17 Cuban migrants aboard his boat. Pena was also involved in various other alien smuggling operations, the U.S. Attorneys Office says. For example, Pena was described as an organizer of a conspiracy to smuggle for profit more than 30 Cuban migrants into the United States in September 2008, resulting in the death of one of the migrants. This smuggling venture involved multiple boats. During the failed smuggling operation, the lead boat, which was overloaded with migrants, attempted to outrun the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Pea Island [based in Key West]. During the chase, one of the migrants suffered head trauma. Notwithstanding the efforts of Coast Guard and other rescue personnel, the migrant died from his injuries. At sentencing, Pena was held responsible for his participation in five separate alien smuggling ventures between September 2008 and December 2010.Pena admits to multiple trips involving CubansIN THE COURTSSkeeters swarming the KeysWhile swatting away at the swarms of salt marsh mosquitoes plaguing the Florida Keys this summer, heres a cheery thought: The peak mosquito breeding season has not yet arrived.It has been pretty horrible in some places, particularly the Upper Keys, said biologist Coleen Fitzsimmons of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. Residents and visitors tell tales of mosquitoes swarming them on the way to their cars, and even inside their homes.I get bitten all over, said Lacey Collins, an Oregon native spending the summer as a counselor at Camp Adventure in Marathon. Since Im not from here, they have radar to seek me out. We really dont have a precedent for the conditions weve seen this year, Fitzsimmons said, referring both to weather patterns and the counts of mosquitoes logged by district inspectors who get paid to count the number of bugs that bite them.Earlier this month, a baited mosquito trap placed in a North Key Largo wooded tract collected 112,000 mosquitoes in less than 24 hours.Awoman from Big Pine Key just told me this is by far the worst shes ever experienced, Fitzsimmons said. The Mosquito Meter at Flamingo in Everglades National Park has surged over the horrible level to its highest level hysterical.The bumper crop of black salt marsh mosquitoes is not confined to the Florida Keys. We thought we were alone but its happening in the Everglades and other parts of Florida as well, Fitzsimmons said.Awinter-long drought that many expected to result in a relatively light mosquito season actually triggered the record outbreak of biting mosquitoes. High tides and northerly winds also fueled the buggy population explosion. With few wet areas to lay their eggs, the marsh mosquitoes small but aggressively nasty resorted to laying their eggs on dry ground and mangrove roots. Late-arriving rains let organic material build up on the ground, providing mosquito larvae a bounty of food. With abundant food sources, the baby bugs were not as contained by larvicide sprays that normally poison them. Heavy rains and exceptionally high tides recently soaked the ground and spurred hatchings, particularly in no-spray areas like Everglades National Park and wildlife refuge lands in the Keys. Spray trucks and aerial adulticides are being used to control the adult mosquitoes but more mosquitoes are migrating in every day, Fitzsimmons said. Some pesticides used by Mosquito Control have strict limits on how many times they can be used in a neighborhood.The label restriction for [pesticide] Permethrin used in our spray trucks is 25 missions per year in any given area, Fitzsimmons said. Ocean Reef is already up to that 25.That forces Mosquito Control to switch to alternative pesticides, she said. Were not going to stop spraying but we do have to rotate in new pesticides, she said. We definitely are using more product than we have before. As rains settle into a more predictable South Florida summer pattern, she said, we can get a better handle on how to deal with this. Summer mosquito-breeding season typically peaks about the same time as the peak of hurricane season in August and September.The outbreak is far worse than usualMOSQUITO INFESTATION Saturday,July 23,2011 5A Keynoter Keynoter 4A Saturday,July 23,2011 Christopher D. 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Mini-Season in the Florida Keys Diving or snorkeling at night is not allowed during sport season.Bully-netting and hoop-netting from a boat at night is permitted.Nightis defined as one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise. Closed areas and near-shore regulations In many marine areas,lobster harvesting is prohibited during the sport season. Closed areas include: Waters of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (oceanside of Key Largo) Card Sound-Biscayne Bay Lobster Sanctuary (bayside of North Key Largo) Everglades National Park (bayside of Upper Keys) Dry Tortugas National Park (west of Key West) Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary:Sanctuary Preservation Areas, special-use Research Only Areas,and Ecological Reserves.These areas are generally marked by 30-inch round yellow buoys. Near-shore diving bans During lobster mini-season,Monroe County and several municipalities prohibit snorkeling and diving within 300 feet of improved residential and commercial shorelines,manmade and private canals and public and private marinas.The ban is in effect in these areas: Unincorporated Monroe County (3 days before mini-season and first 5 days of regular season) Village of Islamorada City of Layton City of Key Colony Beach (4 days before mini-season through first 10 days of regular season) City of MarathonFor fishing regulations,see Closed areas are listed at Visit the FWC Lobster Information Booth at mile marker 106 bayside.What you need to know for Lobster Mini-Season in the Florida Keys 2011Mini-Season at a Glance The sport season or lobster mini-seasonis the annual two-day period when divers,snorkelers and bully-netters can catch Florida spiny lobsters before the start of the commercial lobster season.Lobster must be taken by hand or net spearing is prohibited. When The 48-hour mini-season starts at 12:01 a.m.Wednesday,July 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m.Thursday,July 28,2011. Where Keys waters (except closed areas),part of Biscayne National Park.Mini-season rules are different here than elsewhere in Florida. See Mini-season in the Florida Keys at right for night-diving restrictions,closed areas and limits on diving near shore. Bag limit Six lobster per person a day; two-day limit of 12.You cannot exceed six per person on opening day. Minimum size Lobster must have carapace length of more than 3 inches (as shown at right).Lobster must be measured in the water.Harvested lobster must be kept whole until landed; tail-measurement limits do not apply on the water. No eggs Egg-bearing lobster of all species must be released alive.The rule includes shovelnose,Spanish and spiny lobster.Eggs appear as a spongy mass on the underside of a lobsters tail.The egg mass may be orange,yellow,brown or red. Equipment and licenses Divers must carry a measuring device with them in the water. A diver-down flag must be displayed when snorkelers or divers are in the water. All harvesters must hold a recreational saltwater fishing license and have a lobster stamp ($5). Lobster Hunters Guide Measuring lobsters Measure from the front of the head to the start of the tail. You must have a measuring device and measure lobsters in the water Carapace must be larger than 3 inches July27-28 Our tasty friend,Panulirus argus (Spiny lobster,Florida lobster,bug,crawfish,etc.) Lobsters Love Coral ReefsHelp Protect & Restore Florid a s C or a l Reefs Prominent contractor jailed for assaultPaul Toppino, part of the prominent Key West family that owns the Charley Toppino and Sons contracting company, was jailed Tuesday, charged with two felonies related to an apparent assault. Police reports indicate that Toppino, 67, along with Michael Dennis, 66, and Graciela Lozano, 47, went to an apartment at 1719 Thompson St., which Lozano manages, to evict tenant Angel Roman.Toppino came strapped with a .38-caliber Ruger handgun with six bullets, one in the chamber, and a backup magazine in his pants pocket; Dennis kept it simpler, wielding a baseball bat. Roman told police he heard a knock on his door and opened it to find the well-armed trio, who pushed their way in to the room. He said Toppino began punching him while Dennis tried to hit him with the bat, although Roman said [Dennis] was unable to hit him because Toppino was in the way, according to a police report prepared by Officer Jeffrey Dean.At one point, the struggle turned to control of the bat; Roman told police all three men were fighting for it when they all tumbled onto his bed, which immediately collapsed, sending them all to the floor.Dean wrote: Roman told me that during the fight he saw Toppino reach into his pocket. Roman told me he was in fear that Toppino may have had a knife. He did not know Toppino had been carrying a gun in his pocket.Police determined Toppino has a state-issued license to carry a concealed weapon.Hes charged with felony burglary with assault, felony burglary while carrying a firearm punishable by up to 10 years in prison and misdemeanor battery; Dennis is charged with felony burglary with assault, felony burglary while carrying a weapon and felony burglary; Lozano is charged with felony assault and two misdemeanor counts of battery.Toppino among three accused in attackBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT TOPPINOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer


Opinion & EditorialSaturday,July 23,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A 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: 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. R.W.Thompson,a representative of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., catches a lobster in a crashed F6F aircraft on Sept.28,1950. The fighter plane crashed off Key West,likely during a training session,and this appears to be part of the salvage effort.The F6F was better known as a Hellcat.Courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALTake a lesson from grandfolksLETTERS TO THE EDITORRainwater needs collectionFor the past eight and a half years, I have been aware of a grievous waste of a natural resource that I can no longer in good conscience allow to go unrecognized. Whenever there is a rain event, the roof of the City of Marathon Marina collects an amazing amount of rainwater. This water passes from a gutter into and through a series of PVC pipes until it exits through as 12-inch opening onto the tarmac and into the harbor.It should be flowing into a holding tank or cistern, where it could be collected and used for maintenance, landscaping, toilet flushing and boat washing, just to name a few. The rain event of July 4 weekend would have provided a great deal of water toward these uses.According to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authoritys 2010 annual report, Based on about a half gallon of water per square foot of roof area, a 2,000-square-foot roof can collect about 600 gallons of water during a half-inch rainfall. The city marinas roof is about 16,000 square feet. Do the math.There is an appropriate area for the placement of a cistern not 30 feet from the exit pipe, so plumbing should not be that difficult. Also, as a state-certified Clean Marina, funding should be available to help defray the initial cost of such as project. I have shared this idea with many members of the community, including city and county employees, and the general consensus is that this project is long overdue. We can no longer ignore the importance of protecting this natural resource without which we cannot survive. I beseech the stewards and decision makers of Marathon, as well as fellow members of the planet, to set an example, save the city water and money, and do the right thing. Jeanne Ketcher MarathonMany to thank for successHaving recently completed my final tennis matches for Marathon High School, I would like to express my appreciation to the many people who have helped and supported me on this long journey. I would first like to thank my coaches. Martin Sykut was the person behind every stroke I hit from Day 1. Without his guidance and expertise, my game would never have elevated to the heights Ive attained. I would also like to thank coach Chris Bull for his understanding and patience in allow me to work around my United States Tennis Association schedule and still play for Marathon High School. There are also coaches in Orlando Maxsy Jiminez at the King of Kings Tennis Academy and John Lefort, director of tennis at Walt Disney World, who were always there for me when I was in Orlando. Closer to home, I would like to thank my friend and grandfather figure Bill Simunek, who was always available to hit with me year after year, and Ginger Snead, who was always able to get me back into action quickly when an injury occurred. Also, I wish to express thanks to the management and owners of the Casa Clara Condominiums in Key Colony Beach for allow me to use their courts during the busy tourist seasons when the public courts were jammed.I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the people of Marathon who supported me throughout this journey. I always recognized the faces in the crowd at our home matches and am very appreciative of the recognition and attention I have always wherever I go in Marathon. I want everyone to know that my gratitude is real and I will strive to make everyone proud of me in my college competition at St. Bonaventure.Lastly, I want to thank my mom and dad. Without them, none of this would have been possible. My mom sacrificed her time staying home and working while dad and I traveled, always giving me her support. And to my dad, who gave up everything in his life to make me a well-adjusted champion, who worked hard all day and was always ready to feed me balls at night, who never complained about the travel, time, energy and cost but always gave me unquestioned support. To everyone who has helped me out all these years, I thank you. Marisa Brossard MarathonDoc goes out of the wayWe took our family up to a mountain retreat in western North Carolina at an elevation of approximately 4,000 feet. Shortly upon arrival, I found that I needed supplemental oxygen. This was Friday before the Fourth of July. No one would help without a doctors signed and faxed authorization. I called our family doctor, Dr. Ron Samess, who made it all happen. He literally got up from his dinner table of freshly caught mahi mahi, went to his office, opened up and filled out the required forms and faxed them. So much for his nice quiet dinner enjoying the bounty of Marathons waters.Ive got to ask where else do you find a guy like this who goes so far out of his way to help a patient suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Thanks to Dr. Samess, I took my grandkids tubing, swimming, chasing each other and enjoyed great barbecue meals at 4,000 feet. In other words, because of the kindness of a very compassionate man, a vacation disaster was averted. I cant say enough about Dr. Ron except it is comforting to know that among us still exist quiet heroes people that go above and beyond for their fellow man just for the decency of helping out someone in need. Bob Guerin MarathonStudy: Theyre safer drivers. Why? You cant rule out they dont text and arent addicted to cell phonesHeadline: Grandparents safer drivers than mom, dad. Well, tell us something we dont know. Actually, the Associated Press report that we ran in Wednesdays edition on a new study conducted by a Philadelphia hospital got headlines all over the Web as well as newspapers, radio and TV. Even though the stereotype persists of the elderly driver who causes accidents, a look at thousands of claims made to State Farm insurance from 2003-07 found a different story emerging. Perhaps the most startling was the risk for young children riding with their grandparents compared to accident risks when riding with their parents. Quoting from the study: Childrens risk for injury was 50 percent lower when riding with grandparents than with parents. Trying to find reasons for the far-safer accident pattern stumped the author of the study as well as various experts called by APreporters for comment. But a professor at Northwestern University did note the average age of the grandparents in the study was 58, and added: Grandparents today are not that old. The research included accident claims from 15 states covering some 12,000 children. We have our own theory about why there are fewer accidents with injuries when young kids are riding with grandma or grandpa lack of distractions from cell-phone use. Conveniently, two days after the accident study was released came a report from GMAC Insurance with alarming statistics on the use of smart phones while driving. The company conducted a national drivers test and polled 5,130 drivers ages 16 to 65, representing licensed drivers in all 50 states. While stopped at a red light, almost two-thirds of drivers admitted to making phone calls and eight in 10 drivers admitted to sending and checking for text messages, the study concluded. Thats shocking. Consider another finding: Fifty percent of drivers say they make phone calls while driving in slow traffic or while driving on the open highway. Now, thats just asking for trouble. We suspect folks old enough to be grandparents are a bit more experienced as drivers, didnt grow up with the need to have cell phones plugged into their ears and, further, refuse to join the Twitter age. That alone makes them safer drivers, even if their muscle response times begin to sag along with their arches and other body parts. So bear that in mind the next time youre driving down Overseas Highway and see a white-haired driver at the wheel. Be thankful he or she isnt distracted by texting or reading e-mail on smart phones while driving (and who named those infernal things smart in the first place?). Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarisa Brossard waits for the ball during one of her Marathon High School matches. $5.5M sought for channel-widening studyFollowing up on a packed July 13 Key West City Commission workshop, City Manager Jim Scholl said Tuesday he will ask commissioners to OK spending $5.5 million for a feasibility study to determine the benefits of widening the shipping channel into Key West.The city would have to secure half the money so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could proceed with an indepth analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of allowing larger cruise ships to navigate into the Southernmost City.The other half of the money would have to come from a federal appropriation; the U.S. House of Representatives would also have to approve the study before one can move forward.The study is where I believe the true details and knowledge and information would be developed on which to make a decision to move forward, Scholl said. Thats what the feasibility study does. Commissioner Teri Johnston asked Scholl if he thinks the one public workshop on the topic gave residents enough opportunity to weigh in on the possible channel widening. If OKd, the actual work is estimated to cost $36 million. That would extend Cut B of the channel from 300 feet to 450 feet. Scholl noted that a resolution asking for the study money, when he brings it forward, would provide another opportunity for public input.Also Tuesday, city staff updated commissioners on the planned Aug. 1 start of demolishing the Madeline Bean Building, 604 Simonton St. About a year ago, the citys planning and building department staff moved out of the aged and crumbling building into rented space. Since then, the police and fire departments have used it as a training area.City spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the demo would take about two weeks. Although there may be some dust and inconvenience, she said, were working to keep the demolition as contained as possible.The building used to be called the City Hall Annex Building.Half would come from city, rest from fedsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTCounty gives $50K for mooring-ball upgradesAccelerated wear and tear to mooring balls in Boot Key Harbor has forced city of Marathon Marina Director Richard Tanner to request $120,000 in state Boater Improvement Fund money collected by Monroe County. But Wednesday, the commission wasnt sold on the figure and instead decided to hand over $50,000, saying giving more wouldnt leave enough in the fund for other communities. Tanner told the County Commission that from one inspection to the next, we saw significant wear. I thought we were doing fairly well, but this caught me by surprise. The mooring field, I have to get them all into operation prior to season. That income from our cruising community contributes several hundreds of thousands of dollars in Marathon and the Upper Keys. Id feel bad if I dont have them all in service, he said. The 200-plus mooring ball field in Boot Key Harbor was part of an extensive renovation to the marina in recent years. Its now viewed as a quality destination by cruisers.If we give you more than $50,000 it wouldnt leave us enough to take care of any emergencies in the rest of the county, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said.Commissioner Kim Wigington pointed out the Marathon City Council turned down Tanners request for a rate increase in 2010. Proposed increases included: $10 per month ($275 to $285) and $5 per week ($105 to $110) on mooring balls.$5 per month ($135 to $140) and per week ($45 to $50) for dinghy-dock usage for anchored vessels.$5 for monthly ($40 to $45) and weekly ($14 to $20) parking and storage. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said the city will pursue outside grants and possibly pay for the improvements itself. The council has workshops forthcoming where theyll talk about the marina fund and other funds and look at those budgets and revenue streams and make some judgment what projects should go forward, he said.But its not nearly what city wantedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBOOT KEY HARBOR


June jobless rate rises in the Keys Floridas unemployment rate in June was 10.6 percent, unchanged from May, the Agency for Workforce Innovation reported Friday. Unemployment in Monroe County was 6.6 percent, an increase from Mays 6.3 percent, but a year-overyear improvement from June 2010s 7.1 percent. The Keys once again had the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate for Miami-Dade dropped slightly to 13.4 percent in June from 13.5 percent in May. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in June.AT&T boosts its capacity in Key WestAT&Tactivated a new cell site in Key West last week. The site serves New Town, including Kennedy Drive, North Roosevelt and Flagler Avenue. The company says there should be a boost in capacity thanks to new site on the tower recently built by developer Pritam Singh in partnership with AT&Tnext to the Singh-owned building at 1010 Kennedy. AT&Tspokeswoman Kelly Starling writes that the site is part of AT&Ts ongoing investment in the Florida Keys to provide our customers with an advanced mobile broadband experience. The company has announced capacity upgrades to several areas of the Keys so this year. The local wireless network upgrades are part of AT&Ts planned $19 billion investment in our nationwide wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011, Starling wrote.Real estate topic of chamber luncheonThe Islamorada Chamber of Commerces monthly luncheon is at 11:45 a.m. July 27 at Pierres Restaurant, mile marker 81.6 bayside. Jaclyn Kelley, president of the Florida Keys Board of Realtors, will be the guest speaker. Shell talk about what is going on with real estate in the Upper Keys. Reservations are required; call 664-4503. Saturday,July 23,2011 7A Keynoter KEY LARGO Ocean Reef ChapelOcean Reef Drive 367-2049 Church of Christ MM 100.7 451-1194 Key Largo Baptist MM 106 451-1642 St Justin Martyr MM 105.5 451-1316Church of the Nazarene MM 100 451-1142Lighthouse on the Rock MM 99.3 451-6212 First Baptist Church MM 99 451-2265Seventh Day Adventist MM 98.5 852-0899 TAVERNIER Coral Isles ChurchDr. Bonnie Frost, Pastor Contemporary worship and Childrens Church School Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call for our schedule of activities and programs. MM 90 852-5813Burton Memorial United Methodist MM 93 852-2581Keys Jewish Community Center MM 93 852-5235 Church of God MM 90.5 852-5996 Immanual Lutheran Sunday Service 10 amMM 90.2 ocean side Tavernier 305-852-8711 www.KeysLutheran.orgSan Pedro Catholic ChurchRev. John Peloso Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Saturday Vigil 5 pm, Mon., Thur. & Friday 8:30 am, Tues. Communion Service 8:30 am MM 89.5 305-852-5372Spirit and Truth Ministries MM 89.5 852-7975 ISLAMORADA First Baptist Church MM 81.2 664-4910 United Methodist MM 81 664-3661St. James the FishermanHoly Eucharist Sunday 9 am www.stjamesthefisherman.orgMM 87.5 Bayside Islamorada 305-852-8468 LAYTON Community Baptist Layton Dr. 664-2430 MARATHON First Baptist 62nd St. 743-5134Community Methodist MM 48 743-5107 St Columba Episcopal 52nd St. 743-6412 San Pablo Catholic 122nd St. 289-0636 New Life MM 49 743-7165 Calvary Baptist 76th St. 743-6838New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 42nd St. 743-3300Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall 98th St. 743-3679Seventh-Day Adventist Loggerhead Ln. 743-4796 Church of Christ 26th St. 743-5397 Martin Luther Chapel 122nd St. Gulf 289-0700 BIG PINE KEY St. Peter Catholic MM 30 872-2537St. Francis In the Keys Episcopal Key Deer Blvd. 872-2547Lord of the Seas Lutheran Key Deer Blvd. 872-3612 First Baptist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2542 United Methodist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2470Vineyard Christian Fellowship County Rd. 872-3404St. Andrews Orthodox Mission Key Deer Blvd. 872-1453Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall MM 28 872-7000 SUGARLOAF KEY Sugarloaf Baptist Crane Blvd. 745-2661 Calvary Chapel 17175 O/S Hwy. 240-9673 BIG COPPITT KEY First Baptist Church Ave F 294-4118Keys Chapel Orthodox Presbyterian Coppitt Rd. 294-8256 STOCK ISLANDKey West Baptist Temple 2nd Ave. 294-3411 Covenant WordMacDonald Ave. 292-1119 KEY WEST Church of Christ Von Phister St. 296-3331 Church of God White St. 296-8844Cornish Memorial AME Zion Whitehead St. 294-2350 Fifth St Baptist 5th St. 294-2255 Glad Tidings United St. 296-5773 Grace Lutheran Flagler St. 296-5161 United Methodist Eaton St. 296-2392Metropolitan Community Petronia St. 294-8912Peace Covenant Presbyterian Flagler Ave. 294-1223Southernmost Prayer and Faith Fleming St. 292-6416 Unity of the Keys Virginia St. 296-5888St. James First Missionary Baptist Olivia St. 296-5593St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Windsor Ln. 294-1018 Christian Science Elizabeth St. 296-8215Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northside Dr. 294-9400 St Pauls Episcopal Duval St. 296-5142 Trinity Presbyterian Simonton St. 296-3318Impact Community Seventh-Day Adventist Fifth St. 393-9554 Unitarian Universalist Georgia St. 296-4369 BNai Zion United St. 294-3437 Chabad Jewish Center Trinity Dr. 295-0013 Salvation Army Flagler Rd. 294-5611 Seventh-Day Adventist Thomas St. 522-3693 Get Fit Family Boot Camp Southard St. 294-4351 Houses of Worship Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon, FL MM 51.5Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! The Worship Directory is a service of the Keynoter. Basic listings are included free. To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys offers a Cash Reward for information leading to a felony arrest.If you see a crime happen,or have information about criminal activity,do the right thing.Call Crime Stoppers to report it.You will be eligible for a Cash Reward and you may remain completely anonymous.Crime Stopper tips may also be made anonymously on line at www.tipsubmit.com1-800-346-TIPSAdverti s ement paid for by the C rime S topper s Tru s t Fund BusinessIN BRIEF New advocate on the jobCracking down on automobile insurance fraud and strengthening the property insurance market will help consumers in the long run and be at the top of her priority list, the states newest insurance consumer advocate said Thursday. Shortly after she was officially named Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate, Robin Westcott said the health of the market is directly linked to consumer satisfaction and protection, a relationship she will weigh as the states top consumer advocate, a delicate and sometimes adversarial role that has pitted former advocates against the industry and the Legislature. While property insurance rates, Westcott says shell be looking beyond rates to make sure consumers are protected from shoddy companies and criminals trying to exploit the system. I dont know that I will be second guessing the actuaries at the Office of Insurance Regulation too often. They are very competent, Westcott said Thursday. I think the consumer advocates office needs to be looking at what do we do about these markets because the rates are not going to go down until we have a good, competitive marketplace for our citizens. Westcott said an immediate priority will be trying to rein in personal injury protection fraud that industry representatives say is running rampant and costing law abiding automobile insurance policyholders millions in higher premiums because of staged crashes and bogus medical claims. Lawmakers were unsuccessful in passing meaningful PIPlegislation this past session, a lack of progress that is testament to the complexities of the issues including questions of court access, clinic accountability and attorney fees. There are things we can do to protect consumers and make sure that we are fraud resistant, Westcott said. Its very critical because we dont want to see our auto market devolve into what our property market is. Appointed by State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Westcott has been the Department of Financial Servicesexecutive director of Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force. Her lengthy resume includes four years as the director of property and casualty oversight at the Office of Insurance Regulation, where she also served as an acting deputy commissioner. Among her more recent duties was spearheading an OIR look at sinkhole claims, which have exploded in recent years. Her background also includes a long stint as an attorney with the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, where she dealt with insolvency and other matters. She has an incredibly broad background with very high, very hands-on regulation of the insurance industry, said Sam Miller, executive vice president of Florida Insurance Council, an industry group. Westcott said she believes consumers benefit most when the private market offers viable options, a situation that does not always exist, especially in terms of Floridas property insurance market. Though she will defer to OIR on most rate decisions, she said the timing of rate hikes is also critical as homeowners adjust to the rising costs of insuring their homes. Toward that end, she supports efforts to drawn down the number of policyholders in Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which is the largest property insurer in the state with 1.4 million policies in place. Long term, Citizens ranks can only be reduced if national companies return to the Florida market. And that can only happen if large insurers return to the basic tenet of insurance, reducing the cost of individual losses by spreading out the risk. Westcott said recent calamities in other parts of the country may make the idea of risk sharing more palatable. Its not a valid argument to say that Florida stands alone in bearing all the risk for insurance peril, Westcott said. We need to be standing united and the companies need to come back and spread the risk. Im a really purist in that sense.Competitive marketplace key, she saysBy MICHAEL PELTIERThe News Service of FloridaINSURANCE

PAGE 7 Keynoter 8A Saturday,July 23,2011 The mosquito that spreads dengue is a containerbreeding mosquito and lives in close proximity to people-in and around homes. Make sure to keep buckets, coolers and toys turned over so not to collect water. Preventing dengue is a community effort. Tip of the WeekFor more tips and current information go or call 305-292-7190 THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYSince 1891INSURANCE Now is the Time to Check Your Wind and Flood Insurance Coverage Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West Despite cuts, budget crisisMonroe County School District officials are still trying to overcome a $2.7 million budget shortfall, even after making drastic cuts and deciding at a Thursday meeting to take about $900,000 out of their fund balance.For the fiscal year that started July 1, Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer projects total districtwide expenses of $82,265,271.Thats down from $89.3 million in expenses in the previous year but still short of anticipated revenues, estimated at $78.7 million. Adding in the $900,000 to come out of the fund balance, administrators are left with $2.7 million in further cuts. If you can imagine it, Kinneer told members of the county School Board, if I had one, Id wave a red flag. This is a serious situation. Its a budget crisis. Kinneer singled out two specific funding sources the district had last year but doesnt have this year: $2.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding and another $1.7 million in federal appropriations for teacher salaries. Interim Superintendent Jesus Jara identified a possible $1.4 million in savings by outsourcing to private companies custodial, groundskeeping and maintenance services now performed by district employees.That savings is based on numbers presented to the district by companies interested in vying for the contract work.District officials are also counting on reaching an agreement with United Teachers of Monroe union representatives that would cut $700,000 by mandating three unpaid furlough days; that has already been cut from the budget but not finalized and ratified by the two sides.Kinneer gave a first look at the property tax rate, proposing Monroe County homeowners pay $3.5650 per $1,000 of assessed home value, meaning the owner of a $300,000 home would see a schools tax bill of $1,070. Thats down 6.7 percent from the tax rate in the previous year, which was $3.8235 per $1,000 of assessed value; that same homeowner last year paid around $1,147 in schools taxes. Big-ticket reductions already made include:$2.78 million by cutting more than 40 teaching positions and by reducing the school day from seven to six periods.$1.5 million through a state-mandated employee contribution to the Florida Retirement System; previously the district was responsible for that payment.$880,000 through reorganization of the district office, including eliminating the positions of executive director of facilities and executive director of student services.More than $1 million by eliminating media specialist, guidance counselor and assistant principal positions.The numbers will be publicly vetted in two more public hearings. Those are set for 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at Coral Shores High School and 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Marathon High School.The deficit now stands at $2.7 millionBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSNew principalsContinuing the shakeup in administration,interim Monroe County School District on Superintendent Jesus Jara on Friday announced two new staff appointments. When the new school year starts in August,Amber Bosco will become principal of Key West High School; she has served as principal at Poinciana Elementary School the past seven years and was recently named the districts 2011 Principal of the Year by her peers. Bosco takes over for Theresa Axford,who moved up to a newly created district post that oversees operations and student services. Bosco will be joined by Dave Perkins,who is returning as Key West assistant principal after one year of filling that post at Sugarloaf School. Lesley Salinero (formerly Messier),formerly the executive director of assessment and accountability,returns to serve as principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon,a job she held in 2004-05. BPclaims center agrees to auditThe Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which is handling the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the BPoil spill, has agreed to being audited following concerns about the transparency of the funds process.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote this week to fund Administrator Ken Feinberg to follow up on a July 7 meeting in which they agreed there should be such an audit.At our meeting we discussed concerns that I heard in the Gulf regarding the transparency of the process, Holder wrote. This letter will confirm your conversation with Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli in which you agreed, as we discussed at our meeting, to an independent audit of the GCCF.Holder said the DOJ recognizes that the Claims Facility continues to get thousands of claims per week and that resolving those claims quickly and fairly should be its highest priority, and so said it would work with the fund to come up with a time for the audit to start, but said it would be before the end of the year.U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons office claimed some credit for getting DOJ interested.News Service of FloridaDEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER HOUSE ON THE MOVEThis 1938 house at 819 Olivia St., in the Key West Cemetery,is moved on Wednesday to 1018 White St.The city purchased the property under the house to build more single-vault mausoleums.Photo by ALYSON CREAN


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 23,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 2B Get your marching orders Think you have what it takes to make a Fantasy Fest float thats the envy of all? Story, 2B No boundaries A Tennessee soldier wounded in Afghanistan and his family take in a Key West dive trip. Story, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Soccer SplashSummer soccer has taken over the newly sodded fields at the Marathon Community Park. The youth league, run by Marathons Parks and Recreation Department, started action in mid-June and the play continues through Aug. 11, when there will be an awards banquet. These players and coaches are all smiles because they took the fields for the first time Tuesday since the fields were covered with new grass.Photos by ALI ADAMSYOUTH SPORTS The Green Gators listen intently as they get some tips from Coach Teresa. Coach Aaron gives the Blue Dolphins suggestions during a game break Tuesday at the Marathon Community Parks newly sodded soccer fields. Coach Matt,home for the summer from Delta State University in Mississippi,where he plays collegiate soccer,gives the Fireballs some instruction. The Strikers warm up with stretching before a rigorous training and practice session. The Gold Mines with Coach Ted and Assistant coaches Aaron and Teddy guard the net at the Marathon Community Park. These are the Hurricanes with coaches Coach Arjen and Coach Dave.

PAGE 9 Keynoter 2B Saturday,July 23,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A Ad / 2727100MeetingNotice TheMonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncil will holdtheirregularlyscheduled meetingon TuesdayAugust 9,2011at10:00AMatthe HawksCayResort61Hawks CayBlvd (MM61)DuckKey. TheVisitFloridaKeys Corporationwillalsoconvene duringthismeeting. A llTouristDevelopment CouncilMeetingsareopento thepublic. A DAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisabilitywho needsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthisproceeding, pleasecontacttheCounty A dministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441, betweenthehoursof8:30a.m. -5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5) calendardayspriortothe scheduledmeeting;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired,call Publish:July23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 2731500 NOTICEOFCALLINGFOR BIDS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thaton August24,2011at 3:00P.M. attheMonroe CountyPurchasingOffice,the BoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,willopen sealedbidsforthefollowing: ENERGYRETROFITJACKSONSQUAREKEY WEST,MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDABID-PWD-236129-2011-PUR/CV AMandatoryPre-Bid Conferencewillbeheldon A A August12,2011at1:30p.m. intheJuryAssemblyRoom locatedontheThirdFloorof theFreemanJusticeCenter, 302FlemingStreet,Key West,Florida.Prospective biddersinterestedin respondingmustattendthe MandatoryPre-Bid Conference.Anybiddersnot attendingwillnothavetheir bidconsidered. Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat OR www.monroecounty orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe PurchasingOfficelocatedat theGatoBuilding,1100 SimontonStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040.Questionsshouldbe directed, inwriting ,toBob Stone,Director,MiddleKeys Operations,MonroeCounty PublicWorksDepartment, 5501CollegeRoad,KeyWest, Florida33040orbyfacsimileto (305)295-3999orviaemailto stone-bobmonroe .Allanswerswill bebyAddenda. Biddersmustsubmit atotalof four(4)completesetsof bids,two(2)signedoriginals andtwo(2)completecopies inasealedenvelopeclearly markedontheoutside,withthe Biddersnameand Sealed BidforEnergyRetrofitJacksonSquare addressed to: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4464 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llBidsmustbereceivedby theCountyPurchasingOffice before3:00P.M.onAugust24, 2011.AnyBidsreceivedafter thisdateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed Bidswillbeautomatically A A rejected.HanddeliveredBids mayrequestareceipt.Ifsentby mailorbycourier,the above-mentionedenvelope shallbeenclosedinanother envelopeaddressedtothe entityandaddressstated above.Biddersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach BiddertoensuretheirBidis receivedinatimelyfashion. A llsubmissionsmustremain validforaperiodofninety(90) daysfromthedateofthe deadlineforsubmissionstated above.TheBoardwill automaticallyrejectthe responseofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. BidSecuritypayabletoMonroe CountyBoardofCounty Commissionersintheamount offivepercent(5%)oftheBid mustaccompanyeachBidin accordancewiththe InstructionstoBidders. ThemostresponsiveBid(s), alongwiththerecommendation oftheCountyAdministrator andtherequestingDepartment Head,willbepresentedtothe BoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,forfinal awardingorotherwise.The Boardreservestherightto rejectanyandallBids,towaive informalitiesinanyorallBids, tore-advertiseforBids;andto separatelyacceptorrejectany itemoritemsandtoaward and/ornegotiateacontractin thebestinterestoftheCounty. A A DatedatKeyWestthis19th dayofJuly,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment Publish:July23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2584700 LOSTPROPERTYNOTICE TOALLINTERESTED PERSONS TheFloridaFishandWildlife ConservationCommission havetakencustodyofavessel displayingtheIllinois registrationnumberIL7140JC andNoHINnumber.Itisa25 footCreativeMarineSailboat. Theboatwasfound abandonednorthofBigCoppitt Key,inMonroeCountyon StateWaters,on7/8/2011. PursuanttoSection705.103of FloridaStatute,thepropertywill bedisposedofifnolegal ownershiporlienclaimis receivedby10/5/2011.Send claimsinwritingto:FloridaFish andWildlifeConservation Commission,2796Overseas Highway,Suite100,Marathon, FL33050. Attn: OfficerSteve Dion.Refertocasenumber: FWC-11-OFF-4981 PublishJuly16,23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2558200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO. 44-2011-CA-000133M DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONAL TRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFOR A MERIQUESTMORTGAGE SECURITIESINC., A SSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-R1 Plaintiff, A A vs. LSUSANAELENATHOMAS, ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TothefollowingDefendant(s): SUSANAELENATHOMAS (RESIDENCEUNKNOWN) DAVIDJOHNTHOMAS (RESIDENCEUNKNOWN) YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionforForeclosureof Mortgageonthefollowing describedproperty: LOTS3,4,5,6,11,12,13AND 14,BLOCK D ,CRAINS SUBDIVISION,GRASSY KEY,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 1,ATPAGE51,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA.(SINGLEFAMILY) LOTS1THROUGH6, SQUARE5, CRAINS SUBDIVISIONOFGRASSY KEY,ASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK1,PAGE51,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA.(VACANTLOTS) a/k/a58600MORTON STREET,MARATHON, FLORIDA33050hasbeenfiledagainstyouand youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,toit,onKahane& A ssociates,P.A.,Attorneyfor Plaintiff,whoseaddressis 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000, Plantation,FLORIDA33324on orbeforeAugust15th,2011,a datewhichiswithinthirty(30) daysafterthefirstpublicationof thisNoticeintheFLORIDA KEYSKEYNOTERandfilethe originalwiththeClerkofthis Courteitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe complaint. Ifyouareapersonwith A A 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. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis5thdayof July,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkoftheCourt ByTammyL.Marciel A sDeputyClerk Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 PublishJuly16,23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2584100 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY AMENDEDNOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALEBY CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe29dayof July,2011,at11:00oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertysituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: OntheislandofKeyWest,on Living Time to find what floats your boatCreative minds wanted: Applications are now being accepted to enter the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade, taking place Oct. 29 on Duval Street in Key West. As part of that, a floatdesign workshop is planned at the Pier House Caribbean Spa in the Grand Cayman Room at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Its an opportunity for new entrants to get resourceful tips on designing and building a float from float-building aficionados and previous parade participants. Parade organizers are looking for people to build floats from the glamorous to the outrageous. The Fantasy Fest theme is Aquatic Afrolic. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Its a competitive process, so its important to have your idea stand out from the rest. Entrants must submit their application along with payment and a sketch or photos of their costumes and float. Costs range from $20 per person for walking groups to $300 for business floats. If youre not chosen to participate, the money is refunded. Notification of acceptance follows two weeks after the deadline. Receipt of the application and payment doesnt guarantee entry. Even if youve won awards in previous Fantasy Fest parades, you must still submit an application, payment and design by the deadline. To download the application, go to www.fantasy If you want an entry form e-mailed or faxed, call 296-1817.Deadline nears to apply for slot in paradeFANTASY FESTCan you get this creative? If so,you can be in the middle of the mayhem during the Fantasy Fest parade.Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU HABITAT REUNIONHabitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys17 partner families,along with organization officers,directors and volunteers,hold what they call a family reunion on July 9 at Sombrero Beach.Habitat partners with income-eligible families to finance homes at zero interest.In return,the partner families must commit to volunteering for the organization through sweat equity,meaning helping build homes for other families.LIVING BRIEFSFirefighters host recruitment driveVolunteer fire departments there are departments from Stock Island to Key Largo are recruiting new members, with recruitment drives taking place at each station. Volunteer recruits are paid for their time and service and, at the end of their training, can choose to work in a variety of emergency capacities, such as fire rescue or medical. The first drive takes place Sunday, for the Big Coppitt Key and Stock Island departments, at the Big Coppitt Community Park on Avenue F. There will be a picnic and brunch firefighters will cook up a barbecue with entertainment starting at 1 p.m. Its all free.Animal farm is open SundayThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm will be open Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Its a good way to spend part of the day, visiting horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, an emu, Patagonian cavys, tortoises, turtles, snakes and many more more than 200 overall animals. The farm is just off College Road on Stock Island, at the Sheriffs Office headquarters. Theres no admission charge but donations are welcome.Whitefly workshop scheduled MondayAnew whitefly species, the Rugose spiraling whitefly, has recently been identified attacking palms, ornamental and native trees, shrubs and fruit trees, causing a sticky residue to drip on cars, sidewalks, decks, railings, pools and other landscape plants. Kim Gabel, horticulture agent with the Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, will hold a free workshop on how to manage the pest on Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in County Commission chambers at the Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48.5 bayside. To find out more, call 292-4501.WomanKind creates teen advisory boardWomanKind, a Key West health center for Lower Keys women, has openings on its new Teen Advisory Board. The group will serve as a liaison between staff at the center and adolescents in an effort to expand, improve and publicize services. Members will also help choose topics of interest for an upcoming support group for girls. If interested, send an email to Chelsea Bristol at or call WomanKind at 294-4004. Also at Womankind, benefit bingo games are played every Sunday at 5 p.m. through Aug. 21 at the 801 Bar, 801 Duval St.


Saturday,July 23,2011 3B Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds Legal Notices Wounded soldier, family discoverthe underwaterworldJust seven months after he lost both legs and full use of his right arm following an attack in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army Special Operations soldier has been reintroduced to scuba diving with his wife and son, who are learning to dive in Key West. Chief Warrant Officer Scott Schroeder of Clarksville, Tenn., his wife Laura and teenage son Zach are participating in a recreational therapy program that focuses simultaneously on injured soldiers, their spouses and children. Schroeder is one of seven severely wounded Special Operations soldiers learning or refining scuba skills with their families in Key West this week during a trip coordinated by the Task Force Dagger Foundation, a Texas-based organization established in 2009. Late Tuesday afternoon, Schroeder dove on a shallow reef with his wife and son, who are earning openwater scuba certifications. Were in a hospital environment all the time, and to come out here as a family is a great thing, Schroeder said. Emotionally, were recharging and rehabilitating. Schroeder was wounded in December when his vehicle rolled over a hidden roadside bomb. Even before that, he had contacted Task Force Dagger Foundation Managing Director Keith David about donating his time to the organization to help wounded comrades. I originally thought I was going to be on the giving end, he said. Here I find Im on the receiving end of the foundation, and Im blessed that they were there to help me and my family recover together. Despite being scuba certified in the late 1980s, Schroeder had to take a refresher course primarily to adapt his knowledge to his new capabilities. Special hi-tech prosthetic swim legs help propel him through the water. Every time we go on a vacation, one thing he wants to do is go diving, but he wont do it because were not certified, Laura Schroeder said. So now when we go on vacations, we can certainly go out with him. David said the Task Force Dagger Foundations family focus sets it apart from other organizations. When the soldier is injured or wounded, the whole family is wounded, he said. One of the things we try and do is help them heal as a family unit. The Key West community has embraced the weeklong project, which was scheduled to end Friday. Hotels have given reduced rates while dive shops and restaurants are providing complimentary trips and meals.Key West trip is organized by foundationMILITARY Photos by BOB CARE/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUScott Schroeder,a U.S.Army Special Operations chief warrant officer who lost both legs and full use of his right arm in a December attack in Afghanistan,examines brain coral while scuba diving Tuesday off Key West. Scott Schroeder (center) dives with his son Zachary (left) and wife Laura Tuesday.The family is participating in a recreational therapy program organized by the Task Force Dagger Foundation.DAY PLANNER Keys Energy Services 15th annual energy conservation calendar is now available for free for customers who want one.The calendar follows the Monroe County School Districts academic year and was designed by local students.The cover was created by Melina Aguinaga,a fourth-grader at Sugarloaf Elementary School.Calendars can be picked up at 1001 James St.,Key West,or downloaded from ConservationCalendar.php.LIVING BRIEFSRed Hat Society gathers TuesdayThe Precious Princesses of Paradise chapter of the Red Hat Society meets for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lazy Days South on 11th Street in Marathon. To RSVPor find out about the group, call Becky Dufford at 289-0106.Zip-line project up for discussionStaff at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon is hosting a presentation on Crane Point Hammocks proposed zipline endeavor at 6 p.m. August 2 at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5 oceanside. John Henderson, Crane Points operation manager, will give a PowerPoint presentation that discusses the project in detail. Henderson will then hold a questionand-answer session. Zip lines are basically cables strung from platform to platform. Riders attached to them move to each platform through a pulley system. Courses are popular in the Caribbean, Hawaii and other tourist destinations around the globe. The one proposed for Crane Point is estimated cost a little over $1 million and the target to get it up and running is the latter part of the first quarter of 2012.

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KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe29dayof July,2011,at11:00oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertysituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: OntheislandofKeyWest,on WilliamA.WhiteheadsMap, delineatedinFebruaryA.D. 1829,aspartofTract5;said parcelbeingfurtherdescribed bymetesandboundsas follows:COMMENCEatthe intersectionoftheNWlyrightof waylineofOliviaStreetwiththe SWlyrightofwaylineof WindsorLaneandrunthence NWlyalongtheSWlyrightof waylineofsaidWindsorLane foradistanceof43.00feetto thePointofBeginning;thence continueNWlyalongtheSWly andatrightanglesfora distanceof60.00feet;thence SElyandatrightanglesfora distanceof56.6feet;thence NElyalongalinedeflected89 degrees25minutes37second totheleftforadistanceof60.0 feetbacktothePointof Beginning. Propertyaddress:828Windsor Lane,Unit / 3,KeyWest, Florida Pursuantto ORDER RESETTINGSALEDATE enteredinacasependingin saidCourt,thestyleofwhichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. ISLANDGENTRIFICATION GROUPLLC,etal Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2009-CA-000938-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 07dayofJune,2011. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCES Sales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Dana's Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. Call 289-1748 AUTO SERVICE & REPAIR MERCEDES BENZ Service & Repair Star Motors 12300 O/S Hwy,Mrthn,289-9992 CABINETS Kitchen KornerReal Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices Sales, 743-7277 CARPET CLEANING Royal PlusCarpet,Tile & Upholstery Cleaning Water Extraction & Drying Mold Remediation Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (305) 296-8083 Licensed General Contractor CERAMIC TILE DICKSON TILECustom Tile & Marble Installation Lic SP1280 & Ins. 743-0971 CERAMIC TILE NC TILE & CARPETCeramic Porcelain Marble, Granite Tops Carpet Sales & Installation 10899 O/S Hwy,Marathon Lic #SP3562 & Insured 305-289-3019 CLEANING & LAUNDRY SERVICE Youmans Affordable Laundry Service 24 Hrs.Wash Dry Iron Fold Pick Up & Del.Also House Cleaning 1-2-3 + BRs. 305-896-0175 COMPUTER REPAIR Teal Technologies,Inc.Business/Residential Solutions MS Certified System Engineer Servers-PCs-networking-CCTV Kim@T ealT 305-481-6981 Lic #LVSS 1278 & Insured CONCRETE COATINGS Deco Coatings,Custom Stamping Staining & Sealing Stampover Tile,Terrazzo & Asphalt Faux Coral Columns Free Est.& Recession Specials Lic SP 3136 & Insured 305-923-0654 CONCRETE & WOOD DOCKS Restoration SpecialistSeawalls Pin Piles Boatlifts Concrete Pumping & Decorative Coatings Lic Eng 232 Call Mark 289-7350 ELECTRICAL SERVICES KELLY ELECTRICServicing the Middle Keys Since 1980Dependable! Lic.& Ins.#EC525 Call (305) 743-6098 GENERAL CONTRACTORS R.L.GRANT CONSTRUCTION,INC. Residential & CommercialOUTDOOR ELEVATORSDocks / Roofing / Interiors 305-664-0680 / Susan Grant Lic#CGC051833 HOME IMPROVEMENT BEACON CONSTRUCTION305-289-7655 Windows Doors Concrete Repair Kitchens Baths Additions CBC1258103 HOME REDECORTING AFFORDABLE A Fresh Look Redecorate In a DayUsing Existing Furnishings Also: Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing Lybrand Redesign 305-292-2682 LANDSCAPING THE YARDMANBeautifying the Keys,One Yard At a Time.Yard & Power Washing Services. 849-2786 KIRK WILL SHOW UP! LIMOUSINE SERVICES PARADISE LIMOUSINE SERVICES For Reservations Call 305-872-1665 LOCKSMITH A-ABLE LOCKSMITHS 743-7448 MODULAR HOME SALES & INSTALLS March Special! 3 Free UpgradesOn 1220 sf.,3 BR,2 BA, Deerfield Model #CGC 1505223. 305-923-1717 MOVING DRN MOVINGLocal & Long Distance Boxes*Truck Rentals*Storage (305) 289-MOVE FDOT# 966624FL MC#450645 IM#26 PAINTING & CARPENTRY New Life PaintingPainting Concrete Carpentry Home Repairs 22 Yrs.Exp. Lic # SP3578 & 3579 ReferencesFast & Reliable! Call 849-0293 or 743-2431 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 RV SITES OCEAN BREEZE RV PARK & MARINA Full Hook-Ups Always Available In Well Maintained Park In Marathon Call (305) 743-6020 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDINGFree Estimates 872-9877 Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 L I S T Y O U R B U S I N E S Sfor as low as $49.28. Call Laura at 743-5551 Deadline: Wednesday at 3pm for the Saturday edition. LIVING BRIEFSCouple 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.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 for school-age children. Donations can be dropped off at the Edward Jones office in the Town Square Mall, 11400 Overseas Highway, Suite 220.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.Free spay day in Key LargoThe Key Largo Animal Shelter has its next free spay day planned for Aug. 2. To make an appointment call Marsha at 451-0088. Subscriptions 743-5551


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Mustlovechildren. Call743-6064 Inspector,CodeCompliance, KeyWest $37,988.28$45,584.68/40hpw. A ssociatesDegree,2-3yrs. Exp.;E.O.E.Deadline07/28/11;292-4557; KEYSNET.COM GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551 Its a culinary paradise in our slice of ParadiseUpper Keys restaurants are preparing for their moment to shine at the fourth annual Key Largo Food and Wine Festival, to be held July 29 through Aug. 7. Foodies and wine enthusiasts will have a bevy of creative culinary choices during the 10-day festival, which will include cooking classes, wine tastings and themed dinners. The festivities will start off with a bang at Seor Frijoles (mile marker 104) on July 29 at 7 p.m., where local theater group the Key Players will present the murder mystery Pollo, Passion and Pistols during a fourcourse Mexican dinner. As with most of the festival events, Premier Beverage will provide a selection of wines from around the world to complement each course. Patrice Messina, the director of this years production, said this is their third year entertaining diners in between courses at the festival. People really get into these murder mystery dinners, she said. We dont have a script, so a lot of it is ad lib. The audience loves the participation. We pass around the microphone, and they can ask questions of the suspects or make accusations. As more wine keeps flowing, things get pretty lively by the dessert course. On July 30 at 6:30 p.m., the popular Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton, will be back to kick things up a notch for a Night in New Orleans at Sundowners (mile marker 104). The spirited performercum-chef has cooked his signature gumbo live on stage while playing original Florida slide guitar blues with his band all over the U.S., Canada and Europe.KEY LARGO FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Photo by Ruth WhartonThe Sauce Boss will perform Saturday,July 30,at Sundowners food festival event,A Night in New Orleans. Contributed PhotoCooking demonstrations at Ballyhoos drew crowds at last years Food & Wine Festival.10-day event sure to please most palatesBy CLAUDIA MILLERLAttitudes ContributorSee Food and wine,8B Battle of the Bars deadline nearsThe 18th annual Battle of the Bars is gearing up for a repeat show-down of bar tenders skilled in feats of derring-do (and who wont spill a drop). The fund-raiser this year will designate fees and tips to the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, along with the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Last years Battle of the Bars raised more than $23,000 for local charities. The showdown is set to begin at noon Sunday, Aug. 7. Teams that sign up before July 28 can get their team names printed on tshirts, provided by Eagle Brands/Michelob Ultra. During the race, teams compete for mixing a perfect margarita and serving it without a spill; tapping a keg; sorting recyclables and the always popular beer chugging contest. Prizes and trophies are awarded to winning teams. The Schooner Wharf Bar, which sponsors the annual event, also awards prizes for the team with Most Outrageous Costume and the team with Deepest Pockets. That latter award recognizes the tradition of bribes offered up to competing teams as a way of measuring popular votes and to help raise more funds for the designated charities. In the 18 years since the event began, patrons have helped raise more than $215,000. For more information or to sign up, call 292-3302, or e-mail schoonerwb The entry form is also bash raises money for charityKEY WEST Good footwork and good balance are keys to winning in Battle of the Bars.

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Captain America:The First Avenger 2D (PG-13):4:20 and 9:55 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger 3D (PG-13):1:25 and 7:05 p.m. Friends With Benefits (R):1:15,4:00,7:20 and 9:50 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2 (PG-13): 12:50,3:55,7:00 and 10:05 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2 3D (PG-13):1:20,4:30,7:30 and 10:25 p.m. Horrible Bosses (R):1:10,4:10,7:20 and 9:45 p.m. Transformers:Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13):12:55,4:05, 7:15 and 10:20 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Page One:Inside the New York Times (R):Fri-Sat,TuesThurs 2:00,4:00,6:15 and 8:15 p.m.;Sun at 2:00,4:00 and 6:00 p.m.;Mon 2:00,4:00 and 9:00 p.m. Bad Teacher (R):Daily 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Larry Crowne (PG-13):Daily 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. The Tree of Life (PG-13):Daily 1:45,6:00 and 8:30 p.m. Super 8 (PG-13):Daily 3:45 and 9:00 p.m. Midnight in Paris (PG-13):Daily 2:15 and 6:45 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (PG-13): Weekdays:7:00 and 9:45 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Captain America:The First Avenger 3D (PG-13): Daily 1:30 and 9:55 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger 2D (PG-13):Daily 4:15 and 7:10 p.m. Friends With Benefits (R):Daily 2:00,4:35,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 3D (PG-13):Daily 1:15,4:05,7:00 and 9:50 p.m. Horrible Bosses (R):Daily 2:05,4:35,7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Zookeeper (PG):Daily 1:50,4:24,7:05 and 9:30 p.m. Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now AvailableMarathon Community CinemaKids Matinee! Monday at 2 PM This week: Air BudMatinee Madness! W ednesdays at 2 PM This week: Twister(Admission is one non-perishable food item to help the community food bank) C o m i n g g S o o n Transformers (PG-13)Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:45Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:45 Rated: PG-13 HELD OVER Call about our Kids Summer Program 743-0408Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 The Key Largo Food and Wine Festival schedule:Friday, July 29 7 p.m. Seor Frijoles, Key Players present Pollo, Passion and Pistols, four-course gourmet Mexican dinner with wines and a murder mystery. Cost $59 plus tax and gratuity. Saturday, July 30 6-8 p.m. Key Largo Conch House, Sweet Dreams dessert buffet paired with wines and champagnes. Cost $25. 6:30 p.m. Sundowners, a Night in New Orleans, four-course Cajun French menu and music by The Sauce Boss. $59 plus tax and gratuity. 5:45 p.m. Pontunes Tiki Bar & Grille, Grub N Grog Buccaneer Style with dinner, wine and pirate sunset cruise. $37 plus tax and gratuity. Sunday, July 31 6 p.m. Tasters Grille, Pork Revolution, wine dinner with latest pork dishes. $65 plus tax and gratuity. 7 a.m. noon, Key Largo Conch House, Pumpkin pancakes with spiced rum syrup, conch benedict. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Snappers, jazz brunch with make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill. Steel Drums bayside with complimentary key lime Mimosas. Monday, Aug. 1 6-9 p.m. Key Largo Conch House, ANight in Argentina, beef and seafood paired with wines. $39 plus tax and gratuity. 6 p.m. Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill, Extreme Bartender Flair Contest, with first place prize of $500. Tuesday, Aug. 2 6:30 p.m. Dinner Around Town, five-course progressive gourmet dinner. Transport included. For more information, call 394-3736. 7 p.m. Calypsos Seafood Grill, Food of the Gods, chargrilled octopus and lamb cooked over open fire and paired with wine. $35 plus tax and gratuity. Wednesday, Aug. 3 5:30p.m. Tasters Grille and Market, Battle of the Grapes Perfect Pinots. Pinot Noirs and Pinot Grigios from Italy, France, the U.S., South America, Australia, New Zealand. $35. Thursday, Aug. 4 6 p.m. Num Thai, and Oriental Experience, sushi and Thai dishes, saki and wine. 6 p.m. Pilot House Restaurant, Seafood Extravaganza, five-course dinner. $50. 7 p.m. Seor Frijoles, Fajitas and Margaritas, two-for-one fajitas and more. Friday, Aug. 5 5-10 p.m. GusGrill at Marriott, chefs five-course gourmet small plate dinner, paired with wines. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m. Hilton Hotel Treetops Bar, Sunset Martinis on the Bay, $5 Stoli martinis and Hendricks cucumber martinis. 7 p.m. Balyhoos, A Lobster How To, threecourse dinner with cooking demonstration, paired with wine. $25 plus tax and .gratuity. Saturday, Aug. 6 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rowells Marina, Grand Tasting. Live music, chefs competing for bragging rights, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and lessons, vendors and a beach party, sponsored by Bacardi, Leblon and others. All-day tickets cost $75; VIPtickets $125. Sunday, Aug. 7 7 a.m. to noon, Key Largo Conch House. Pumpkin pancakes with spiced rum syrup, conch benedict. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snappers Jazz Brunch. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill, Steel Drums bayside with complimentary key lime mimosas. Tavernier 5 Cinema Sorry,no passes. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 3D (PG-13) 1:15,4:05,7:00,9:50 Captain America: The First Avenger 2D (PG-13)4:15,7:10 Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG-13)1:30,9:55Horrible Bosses (R) 2:05,4:35,7:30,9:45 Zookeeper (PG) 1:50,4:25,7:05,9:30Friends With Benefits (R) 2:00,4:35,7:30,10:00Tavernier 5 Cinema91298 Overseas Hwy, TavernierKeys Movie Times

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Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome TryourNEWAngus Three Cheese and Bacon Sandwich!MM 101.3 Key Largo On his Web site, Wharton admitted that cooking while putting on a concert is always a challenge and a bit of a juggling routine. It brings a new dimension to the word timing, he said. The spicy gumbo, which is pumped up by Whartons own Liquid Summer Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, will be paired with Cajun barbecue shrimp with rosemary biscuits, cast-iron roasted filet of beef with polenta and an orange icebox pie on an Oreo crust. People love the Sauce Boss, and he has quite afollowing, said Bobby Stoky, one of the festival directors. He puts on a great show with a lot of audience interaction. You wont find many other entertainers who do anything like this. On July 31, prepare for a Pork Revolution at the Tasters Grille (mile marker 91) at 6 p.m. Chef George Patti will showcase the other white meat done with an Asian flair and served with wines hand-picked by sommelier Tom Smith. Some of the highlights of the five-course dinner include braised pork belly over pineapple crab kimchee paired with a Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend and orange ginger glazed baby back ribs paired with Sanctuary Mariah Ridge Zinfandel. Smith said the wine dinner during last years festival was sold out, and he has noticed the growing trend of people wanting to break out of their comfort zones and explore new dining experiences. Theres no longer an intimidation factor when it comes to trying new and different foods, he said. People are watching the popular food shows and getting more comfortable trying things like pork belly, which they would have shied away from just a couple of years ago. On Aug. 5, Stoky will teach a Lobster How To cooking class at 7 p.m. at Ballyhoos (mile marker 97) to celebrate the advent of recreational lobster season, which starts on Aug. 6. Those attending will learn how to make three courses, from appetizer to entree, using the local bugs, including lobster mango guacamole, lobster tacos and onion-encrusted lobster, as well as what wines to pair with the dishes. Besides tourism, lobster exports is one of our biggest industries, and throughout the festival, weve kept the focus on local food and produce, Stoky said. As much as possible, weve encouraged our restaurants to source their produce from Homestead or Florida City and to highlight the local seafood. New to the festival this year is the Grand Tasting on Aug. 6 on Florida Bay at the former Rowells Marina (mile marker 104.5) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thirty to 40 restaurants and caterers from Homestead to Islamorada and visiting wineries from across the U.S. will present gourmet tastings under two air-conditioned tents. Entertainment areas will feature chefs cooking classes, wine education and mixologist demonstrations, as well as live music. Last year, the festival drew more than 3,000 people, with an estimated half of them visiting from outside the Keys. I think it was a natural progression for us to get to this Grand Tasting, Stoky said. It just took us these past few years of growing the festival to be able to get here. Patti the chef, who will teach three cooking classes at the Grand Tasting, said hes excited to see the continued focus on the local chefs and cuisine. Weve got some talented and creative chefs here, and this is a great way to get people to recognize Key Largo and the Upper Keys as a culinary destination, he said. Reservations are recommended for most events. For a full schedule of event times, venues contact numbers and costs, go to www.keylargofoodand Tasting event set for Aug. 6From Food and wine,5B LOBSTER BAKE On The BeachEvery Wednesday starting at 7pmMorada Bay Beach Caf MM 81.6 Breakfast 7-11am with Island Style Benedicts Including Fresh Lobster & Crab Bloody Mary's and Mimosas! Lunch 11:30am 4pm | Dinner 5-10pm Wednesday thru Monday Pork belly over pineapple crab kimchee will be the featured entr for Tasters Grille,which hosts a Pork Revolution wine dinner Sunday,July 31. Schedule on 7B


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If so, take precautionsThe moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool. The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But if your core temperature continues to rise, drastic measures kick in. Sweat starts dripping then pouring from your glands so that evaporation can cool the body. But if humidity leaves the sweat with no place to go and it simply drips off the skin, Your internal temperature will skyrocket, said Matthew Ganio, a researcher at UTSouthwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine. Eventually it could lead to organ damage and death. Heat waves do more than make us cross and sluggish. Searing temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined. People over age 60 are most vulnerable to suffocatingly hot conditions. But if youre not fit, if youre overweight, or if you suffer from heart disease, diabetes or respiratory problems, youre also at high risk because these conditions can hamper the bodys ability to regulate its core temperatures in extreme heat. Fatal heatstroke occurs 3.5 times more frequently in overweight or obese adults than those of average body weight, according to research published last year in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Those living with diabetes also have significantly higher rates of heat illness and death during heat waves than the general population, in part because they may have nerve fibers that dont signal the blood vessels to dilate. This could decrease the amount of blood brought to the skins surface to dissipate heat, according to the review. Some evidence also shows people with diabetes may have a reduced ability to sweat.Heart stressIn a heat wave, stress on the heart can be exacerbated by dehydration as the bodys core temperature rises. To get the blood flow out to the skin, our cardiovascular system has to work hard, said Lacy Holowatz, a professor of kinesiology at Penn State University who researches thermoregulation, or the bodys ability to regulate its temperature. For every 1 degree Celsius rise in core temperature, a typical persons heartbeat goes up 30 beats per minute, she said. So heat is a stress on the cardiovascular system, even without exercise. The older you are, the harder your cardiovascular system has to work to get the blood to the surface of the skin. Though heat stress can be dangerous for everyone, most people who have problems with heat have a cardiovascular issue, including heart attack and stroke, Holowatz said. Children under age 2, meanwhile, dont have fully developed systems to regulate body temperature. Heat exhaustion, the mildest form of heat-related illness, can develop in those who are exposed to high temperatures over several days and havent adequately replaced the water and salt they lose when they sweat. Common warning signs include cramps, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. If its not treated, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which occurs when the body cant regulate its internal temperature when the sweating mechanism fails and the body is unable to cool down. When the bodys temperature rises past 103 degrees, cell damage can occur and organs begin to shut down. The intestines may become more permeable, for example, allowing harmful bacteria to get into the bloodstream, Gania said. Enzymes in our cells work at certain temperatures, and if its too hot, the cells break down. The enzymes and cell will actually degrade and break down when they reach a critical temperature, Ganio said. Think of butter melting. They can no longer hold themselves together when they get too hot. In addition to a high body temperature, heat stroke victims may have red skin due to increased blood flow or dryness. In some people, the body stops sweating when the core temperature increases, though its not known why. They may be confused or lose consciousness, though the exact reasons for heats effects on the brain are unknown.Stay insideFor most people, experts say its best to stay inside during periods of excessive heat. Air conditioning which can be found in public buildings is the best way to protect yourself against heat-related illness and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But if you are going to exert yourself outside whether its gardening or running its safer to do it before the sun rises and before it gets too hot. Other advice includes staying hydrated and going more slowly and for shorter periods than usual. Over time, your body can adjust, said Holowatz. Humans are tropical animals with an amazing ability to thermo-regulate during heat, she said. We defend our temperature within a more narrow range compared to other species to protect our tissues, she said. Our bodies are very well adapted to deal with heat provided we can sweat, so our physiology is very cool, so to speak.Extreme heat can cause real health problemsMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH Photo courtesy McCLATCHY-TRIBUNEJust wiping away the sweat in extreme heat isnt enough to keep you from possibly experiencing health problems.

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